Put a little pep in your step with these spring-ready beauty buys that will have you primped and prepped just in time for sunny skies ahead. —Jeanine Gordon
pretty polish. Shed your dark, dramatic winter polish in favour of something fresh and light. We love Chanel’s Le Vernis Long Wear Nail Colour in Organdi ($39 at Nordstrom). It’s the perfect pearlescent pink hue that rivals spring’s prettiest blooms.
hair rescue. If your hair feels dry and dull after a long winter, you’re not alone. We’re prepping our tresses for spring with Virtue’s Restorative Hair Mask (from $40 at Holt Renfrew) that leaves your locks soft, shiny and healthy. As a bonus, Virtue’s products are cruelty-free and don’t contain any sulfates, parabens or other harsh chemicals.
glowing cheeks. When we discovered that our favourite powder blush is available in a liquid format, we were tickled pink. NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm ($40 at Sephora) is a universally flattering shade with just the right amount of shimmer to give you those enviable springtime rosy cheeks.
feel-good feet. Months of being trapped in socks and boots doesn’t exactly bode well for your feet. Give them a good rub down with the must-have Peppermint Reviving Pumice Exfoliation Foot Scrub ($12 at The Body Shop) that uses volcanic rock granules to whip your feet into shape for sandal season.
kiss and make up. Make dry, chapped lips a thing of the past with an ultra-hydrating balm. We love the Lip Quench ($14 at Rocky Mountain Soap Co.) that moisturizes your lips with avocado and coconut oil and adds a delicate hint of colour. It’s made in Canada and is 100% natural, giving you all the more reason to smile brightly this spring.