From left to right, top to bottom: Formula X – Thrilling | Forumla X – Extraordinary | LACC Beauty – 1999 | Essie – Fierce No Fear |
Essie – Size Matters | Disco – Dance Studio
You all have been following my outfit posts for some time now so you know how often I change up my nail color. One of the reasons I stopped applying a gel manicure was because I want to change the color depending on my mood and outfit!
Follow along on Instagram at @RandaSalloum to see my latest nail colors that I’m coveting. To track back, search the hashtag #RandasEssentials.
The last two days have been a little bit of a whirlwind! Last night was a night full of camera flashes, double cheek kisses, champagne and beauty products. Nope, it wasn’t the pre-weekend with my girlfriends, it was the launch of the new Sephora on Robson Street in Vancouver!
Retail design is a little bit of a hidden pleasure of mine. I used to be a retail merchandiser and spent my child years not playing with Barbie but merchandising her home. This Sephora is not only the biggest flagship in Canada at 8,600 square feet but it is by far the most beautiful! As an avid lover of black and white, my senses were overloaded!
The downstairs is a beauty junkie’s heaven on earth with shelves upon shelves of more than 200 of the latest must have products. Many exclusive to the Robson Street location. Upstairs is the VIB Rouge Studio! A row of vanity tables that overlook the entire bottom floor, just for the VIB members to get primped and pampered.
This morning the store officially opened it’s doors as a flashmob of dancing lipsticks closed down the street to start the party! See my Instagram, Twitter & Facebook for images. In a few weeks I’ll be bringing you images of the big bash that lit up Robson Street!
Let’s take a tour!
The Atelier Cologne Engraving Machine is a complimentary service to any purchase of Atelier products. Receive a free leather monogram engraved case on site.
The Bumble & Bumble Hair Studio is an exclusive to the Robson location. With no appointment necessary, stop by to get your hair styled 5 trending styles. $30 for 20 minutes.
The Skincare Studio is where you can receive a free analysis of your skin and a free treatment of either a mask or peel. No appointment necessary.
Above 6 provided by Sephora.
See more photos on social media with the hash tag #SephoraRobson.
Remember a week ago when my hair magically turned darker? Well, thank you Clairol! You guys followed me through my Instagram account as I took a little jaunt from Vancouver to Toronto for less than 48 hours… yep, LESS THAN 48 hours. It was exhausting but well worth it.
A major thank you to Clairol and Hair On The Avenue for having me pop by to shift a shade and go darker. Do you remember my hair before I went a little more blonde? That was my natural color. Although I only had my blonde for less than a year it was definitely enough time and I was ready to go back to my darker roots (Ayo! I can’t deny a good pun.)
This shade is a little more lighter and on the chocolatey side of my natural color but it’s a definite keeper.
I sat in the chair with Luis Pacheco of Hair On The Avenue and off we went! Luis used 4/120 Natural Dark Brown and the whole process was about 30 minutes. Thank you to Photographer Peter Tamlin for documenting my time in the chair(s).
I had a wicked team on board for this transformation! The whole look couldn’t have been done without them. Thank you to Luis Pacheco for my hair color, Jan for the styling and Robert Weir for my makeup with CoverGirl (post to come.)
So, what do ya think? I love it! Do you also use Nice ‘n Easy by Clairol? Let me know in the comment section below.
Photos by Peter Tamlin.
To see more photos from my time in Toronto check out the Instagram hashtags #ShiftAShade & #RandaTravels.