Top 10 Beauty Instagram Moments

Summertime beauty regimes are currently glowing all around the world. “No-makeup” makeup looks, surf-sun touched lobs, and a bronzy tan may be the key rules dominating your summer beauty guides, but we are always seeing a new dimension of beauty on Instagram. These ladies are redefining beauty images- From makeup, skincare, nail trends and hair ideas, here are the top 10 beauty moments from Toronto and beyond.

1. @ireneisgood

This shot is an outfocus from her iconic rainbow hair. K-beauty sensation and model Irene Kim is rocking the dewy makeup look with a touch of glitter.

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2. @justcodi

Aussie beauty label Dr. Roebucks is taking over the Toronto beauty wave, seen at Way Home. We love that their products are packed with natural ingredients- happiness (baby soft lips) guaranteed all summer long.

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3. @jamiejchung

White shirt and denim paired with bold berry lips- a signature Jamie Chung look that we can’t have enough of. xoxo

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4. @melissaandre

Quite possibly the best way to spend a Sunday downtown with your girlfriends. Princess treatment at Her Majesty’s Pleasure on King West- manicures✔️ cocktails✔️ blowout✔️

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5. @biancavenerayan

We know that Toronto’s Bianca Cavenerayan of Kastor & Pollux always has her face on check, and in simple terms, we’re talking about- strong brows, a few freckles, highlighter, and muted lips. Flawless.

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6. @nail_unistella

Rising nail artist Eunkyung Park of Unistella proves that Gucci vibes doesn’t only belong on bag or shoes.

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7. @p1m_toronto

Gwyneth Paltrow made an appearance at Holt Renfrew‘s Bloor Street flagship store to launch Juice Beauty. We are loving the sleek hair and soft makeup!

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8. @thecureapothecary

The Cure Apothecary is definitely one of Queen West’s gems. All organic shelves at this beautiful beauty boutique kindle our hearts for new products.

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9. @jodiblk_ 

Toronto’s blogger babe Jodi shares her YSL Beauty favourites. Take note from this beauty flatlay + dazzling packagaing!

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10. @flawlessbeauty_1

Sneak peek of this bold look on model India for our upcoming Fall issue. Stay tuned, as we are currently in the works of the best issue to date!

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Where to treat yo’ self in Toronto

Ladies and gents, now is the time to take “treat yo’ self” seriously. We’re 21 days into the New Year, which means we’ve entered that weird limbo between that “new year, new me” resolution phase and the “oh my God, I need to start thinking about how I’m going to squeeze into that swimsuit” phase. Worry not: Toronto is home to a ton of places that specialize in detoxifying and treating the body, from our brows to our beards, from our nails to our vaginas. Read on to find out where and how you can show your body the love it deserves (and trust me, it’ll love you back — just in time for beach season).

FACE: The Ayurveda Facial at Laya Spa & Yoga 

It’s a popular opinion that this cosy little spa is Toronto’s facial authority, and for good reason: their famous Ayurveda Facial is, as far as I’m aware, a magical gift from the Gods of Perfect Skin. Each all-natural mask is concocted from scratch to suit each individual’s unique skin, and dosha specific oils are used to massage the body and detoxify the skin using manual lymphatic drainage.

“Laya’s Ayurveda Facial has grown in popularity as it allows for a more in-depth focus into not only the skin but the client’s ayurvedic dosha, providing a holistic approach to skin therapy,” says Alessandra, owner of Laya. “Each client leaves feeling nourished, grounded and loved.”

So basically, it’s a facial that’s as good for the face as it is for the soul.

BROWS: Brow Design at The Brow House

As our Queen Lena Dunham once stated, “Never trust someone with bad eyebrows.” That being said, if you want to be trusted ever again, get thee to The Brow House in Yorkville. Their otherworldly brow-shaping abilities will transform your eyebrows and, in turn, your face. If your brows are the opposite of “on fleek,” they’ll reno those bad boys to perfection. And if you need a simple cleanup, they’re wonderful at that, too. Their eyebrow tinting service is also a godsend for those of us who hate/are incapable of filling them in by hand.

Just know one thing: whatever you get done here, you’ll leave your appointment with Pinterest-worthy brows.

LADY PARTS: The Vagacial at Fuzz Wax Bar

Anyone who has ever experienced a vagina in any way knows that lady parts have a pretty rough life. The Vagacial is like sending your muff to the spa: a Fuzzologist (yes, they call themselves that) performs a five-step treatment to “care for, correct and calm” your skin — a process that includes a gentle cleansing, exfoliation, ingrown hair extraction, the clarifying “V-Mask,” and moisturizing. Ahhhh. (FYI this is best done two weeks after your wax.) (Also FYI: ask for Parul, as she is the Messiah of the Brazilian wax and knows her shit.)

BEARD: The Majestic Facial Hair treatment at Saul’s Beauty Shop

I don’t even have a beard and I want this done to me: on top of getting a facial, your beard gets to enjoy a full cleanse, a customized conditioning mask, a finishing oil and a taming comb-out, AND they’ll get rid of ingrown hairs, AND give you a shoulder massage. So majestic.

 NAILS: The Ultimate Manicure at Her Majesty’s Pleasure

By now the entire city — the entire world, perhaps — is aware of the fact that Her Majesty’s Pleasure is actually Heaven on Earth. Their Ultimate Manicure covers all the bases: filing, complete cuticle care, exfoliation, a deep relaxing hand and arm massage, a 10-minute scalp and shoulder massage, and, finally, polishing. And the fact that you can have all of this while sipping a freshly made coffee or cocktail from their bar basically makes it like a euphoric out-of-body experience.

HAIR: Hair mask at Elmwood Spa

After your hair expert identifies what level of repair your hair needs, they’ll restore your strands with high-performance, argan-rich oil formulas that’ll deeply hydrate and condition. The result: incredibly improved hair texture, elasticity and manageability (yes please, yes please and yes please).