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.




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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ICYMI: Juice Beauty Class with Founder Karen Behnke


Juice Beauty is an all-organic and natural beauty line derived from antioxidant-rich juice bases that deliver promising results. Actress and creative director of Juice Beauty’s phyto-pigment make-up line, Gwyneth Paltrow made an appearance at Holt Renfrew’s Bloor Street flagship alongside founder of the brand, Karen Behnke to celebrate the launch of Juice Beauty at select Holt Renfrew locations across Canada. Karen held an intimate beauty master class for a group of women from their teens to 60s, to customize a full beauty routine and experience the full skincare and makeup line with experts on-site.

By formulating their products with 75%-90% USDA certified organic juices, there is no compromise in your well-being nor the environment. Instead, you are directly consuming the rich nutrients packed in the juices worry-free. This healthy formulation method practiced by Juice Beauty is unrivaled when it comes to taking care of your body- over 60% of the ingredients are absorbed right into your blood stream whether good or bad, risking your health in the long term if not done correctly. It started when Karen was pregnant with her first child at the age of 40, and read the chemical-filled labels of her skincare for the very first time. With many hearts and hands from science, business, wellness backgrounds, botanical juices became the focus ingredient and Juice Beauty has continuously innovated effective, harmless products.

Karen Behnke and Gwyneth Paltrow, via Forbes


“Every drop feeds your skin, and the results are evident because organically farmed ingredients have 30% higher antioxidant levels than those conventionally farmed”

Below are my favourite picks from the line- Recommended personally by the Juice Beauty expert team from California, and Karen herself.

1. Stem Cellular 2-in-1 Cleanser

This cleanser melts makeup, and leaves your skin feeling hydrated. This is an essential first step in prepping for your nighttime beauty routine as it helps create a smooth foundation for serum and moisturizer.

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via Derm Store




2. Green Apple Peel Full Strength

This organic peel in full strength was everyone’s favourite- chemical exfoliation brightens dark spots and evens tone in 10 minutes.
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3. Stem Cellular CC Cream

CC cream protects, nourishes, and moisturizes your skin and leaves a subtle tinted glow. Perfect, all summer long.

via Derm Store

4. USDA Organic Lip Moisturizer

This product is almost good to eat. Apply a layer on your lips and use it as an all-purpose balm on dry spots.

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5. Correcting Concealer

It’s buildable with an airbrushed finish. Surprisingly long-lasting- not only that, but filled with berry juices and aloe minerals!

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What Novella Loves This Week #1


Drew Brown – Editor-In-Chief

Before Frank Photography Book

Before Frank is a photography book that portrays the artist Amy Winehouse in the months leading up to the release of her debut album FRANK. The book consists of images from two shoots, one in London and the other in New York. Only a few of these pictures have been seen previously; the majority have remained unpublished — until now.

Celia Fernandez – Managing Editor

Lia Huang Silk Peplum Top from Sashion

From Lia Huang, this peplum top is made with grade-A silk that is soft, high-quality yet easy to take care of.  The second we saw this piece, we knew we had to share it with you—it’s just that good. This style also comes in pure cotton.

Isabel Mundigo – Fashion & Lifestyle Writer

Vaseline Lip Therapy, Rosy Lips

I discovered this lip balm while living in Scotland and was heartbroken to find out that we didn’t have it in Canada when I moved back. I would desperately ask anyone I knew to ship it to me or bring it back from a holiday. I even ordered a ten pack on Amazon! At long last, Shoppers has finally come to its senses and begun carrying it. It has the moisturizing quality of original Vaseline, with a touch of pink, and the tin is super sweet. For me, it’s the best lip balm on the market.

Jennifer Lee – Marketing Coordinator

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream

Juice Beauty recently became closer to our reach at Holt Renfrew and Sephora beauty counters. This 12-in-1 multi-tasking CC Cream protects nourishes and transforms the skin with consistent use. Derived from the brand’s organic plant cell technology, the benefits of this cream include evening skin texture, reducing the appearance of fine lines, and improving elasticity. It’s the dream solution to your morning- a primer, moisturizer, colour corrector, and UV protectant with SPF 30 in a single tube. On top of that, it is also available in a range of five shades, and 100% anti-oxidant-rich vegetable juices.

Liat Neuman – Fashion & Trends Writer

Anya Hindmarch Tennis Sneakers

There is no doubt that white sneakers are a staple wardrobe item that never go out of style. It is one of the most versatile pieces that any woman needs to have in her closet. They suite perfectly almost any outfit, so I would suggest to invest in a high-end pair of sneakers, such as the ones by Anya Hindmarch that I picked.

Natasha Grodzinski – Arts & Culture Writer

Pomegranate Scrub, Lovefresh.

Gorgeously scented, obscenely rich and made from all-natural ingredients. The Toronto-based beauty brand Lovefresh crafts lotions, deodorants, body scrubs and more in nine signature scents. A particular stand out is their body scrubs, especially for those with rough skin. Their products are always available at the One of a Kind show, but can also be found in select local stores, such as Polish Nail Bar and The 10 Spot.

Snigdha Koirala – Arts & Culture Writer

Athena-inspired Hair Band

This gold Athena-inspired hairband from Call It Spring has made a feature in nearly every one of my outfits since I’ve purchased it. It’s the perfect way of adding a feminine twist to jeans and a t-shirt or complimenting a frilly A-line dress. The gold enhances nearly every colour palette, whether it be black and white or pink. And it’s the easiest way to make it look like you’ve put some effort into doing your hair.