If you're anything like me, or any girl that I know- your life feels like it revolves around your maintenance schedule. When to book the next waxing appointment, hair touch up, hair cut appointment, eyebrows, facial, and of course mani, pedi. Which don't get me wrong, is great. Who doesn't love to look and feel good? But it can get exhausting, and time consuming. Which is why I've put together a list of 10 beauty spas that have ALL the services you run around different places to do, under one roof.
1. Liv Zen
5320 Ch. Queen Mary
Located on the West side of Queen Mary, it's the trendiest spot right now. You'll be assisted right away from the very hot staff, and hottest owner, Iris. It's always very busy so make sure to book an appointment ahead of time. This place is a gem. It now has over 26 services including spa treatments, teeth whitening, eyelash extensions, and even juvaderm.
Located inside Les Cours Mont Royal, it is the opening gates to Montreal Heaven. The experience is worth the pricey check out bill. You get greeted by a welcoming staff member who will give you your card key to access a private room with a shower and a bag full of goodies. Enjoy their special rain or hot stone massage, and lounge for hours in the lobby area, where you get unlimited chocolate strawberries and drinks. You'll walk out feeling like you just spent a week in Mexico on a beach. Worth every penny.
Ran by two of the hottest vietnamese sisters in the city. Located on the corner of Guy and Sherbrooke, this hidden place is one of the best spas in the city. You've heard about their meticulous mani pedis, but they also have a hair boutique in the back, and various waxing services. Their prices are reasonable, and you will always come out looking fresh.
4. Bar Rouge
Enjoy a martini with your mani! Genius concept that others need to get with ASAP. Instead of staring at the walls blankly, you get to detense and actually enjoy doing your nails (since you're be getting a bit tipsy too). They offer waxing services and eyelash extension on spot. You'll love the atmosphere and the setting is very inviting.
6775 Boul. Decarie
You can't ever go wrong with Avanti Spa. It's been around for years and still remains one of the best for all you can do beauty needs. This beauty place specializes in literally everything. From hair, to nails, to waxing, to skin treatments and the list goes on. It's right on Decarie so it makes it accessible for any neighbourhood, and they've got parking.
Spray Tan, Nail, Waxing. They're known for it all. It's that place you go to because every trendy person on your instagram feed tags their location there. There's a reason for it. They have the best nail artists in the city, and probably the only place that still does spray tan à la main. Go tag your location and come out with your nails looking fresh as fvck.
7. Manoir La Coquetterie
15 St Catherine E.
Charming, and coquette like its name. Le Manoir has every maintenance service you need. "Your one stop destination to beauty". Not only is the staff friendly, but the service is quick and easy. They will always make time for you and they do a variety of maintenances from nails, to hairstyle to waxing.
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Cold winters in Montreal are inevitable but dry winter skin is not. By changing your skincare regimen and using the right products, you can keep your skin looking soft and smooth all season long.
Shoppers Drug Mart is full of effective and inexpensive products that can keep your skin hydrated and moisturized to the max. There are over 400 beauty brands to choose from to help you build a routine that suits your specific needs. From Cerave to La Roche Posay, Olay, Bioderma, Versed, and so many more!
The great thing about shopping there is that you can use your PC Optimum™ card to score tons of points that you can put towards your next purchase. You can redeem $10 for every 10,000 points you earn.
Let's say your biggest skincare concern is redness caused by rosacea or eczema. At Shoppers Drug Mart, you can find gentle, non-irritating products that won't break the bank, like this UriageRoséliane Anti-redness Cream for $28.
If you're still suffering from acne through the winter, the Cocokind Turmeric Tonic Spot Treatment for $14.99 is a good product to have in your beauty cabinet. It's a leave-on spot treatment that can help zap zits overnight.
Besides drinking water and investing in a humidifier (which you can also find at Shoppers Drug Mart), there are other ways to keep your skin hydrated and protected against the cold.
If you notice your skin's complexion is dull and lacking radiance, you can apply a few drops of Indeed Laboratories Vitamin C Brightening Drops after cleansing and before moisturizing. It costs $19.99 and you can earn 285 PC Optimum™ points with your order.
You can also try one of the newer brands at Shoppers Drug Mart called Florence Mills. The Mind Glowing Peel Off Mask for $29 will help you reset your skin after a long week, leaving you with a radiant complexion.
Some of us tend to get dry, flaky skin around our eyelids and under-eye area which is never cute. But there are a few effective ways of treating the condition after a quick trip to the drugstore.
You can buy a velvety rich cream like the Versed Zero-G Smoothing Eye Cream for $23.99. This one's loaded with smoothing algae extract, firming peptides and ethically-sourced mica so the sensitive skin around your eyes stays hydrated and younger-looking at the same time. We love a multi-tasker!
The CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser With Hyaluronic Acid is a massive fan-favourite and it's only $17.99. It's a non-foaming lotion that gently removes dirt and oil while keeping your skin super hydrated, especially during cold weather season.
With the holidays around the corner, everyone is super slammed with work and family and there's little time left for personal shopping. The Shoppers Drug Mart website makes it quick and easy to shop for products by concern, so you get what you need faster. Whether it's fine lines, redness, dark circles or dryness, you can filter through different concerns to find the product that's right for you.
You can even filter through different brands, formulas, skin types and ratings which is a huge time-saver. Now that your skin looks amazing, you can get back to doing all your favourite winter activities feeling comfortable and confident.
Women will lead five of Quebec's eight largest cities following the 2021 municipal elections.
The biggest headline of the night may have been Valérie Plante's triumph over old foe Denis Coderre in Montreal, but across the province, the faces of municipal politics have become more gender-balanced.
According to the latest counts and projections, France Bélisle (Gatineau), Catherine Fournier (Longueuil), Évelyne Beaudin (Sherbrooke) and Julie Dufour (Saguenay) are all also on their way to their respective (and figurative) city hall corner offices.
In Quebec City, it seemed for a while like Marie-Josée Savard would join them. Multiple outlets had even called the election for her until the vote count for her opponent surged into the evening. Bruno Marchand ultimately claimed victory.
Mayor Plante commented on the historic nature of her second mandate in her victory speech Sunday night.
"Four years ago, Montrealers elected the first woman mayor in the history of the City of Montreal," she said.
"Tonight, they told us again, 'yes, this mayor, we're going to continue to work with her, we trust her!'"
This year, for the first time, Montrealers will have two women leading the city, as Projet Montréal's Dominique Ollivier is set to take over as president of the Executive Committee.
The government is in the process of filling a Service Canada job bank and it's advertising salaries of between $61,152 and $65,887.
On an online recruitment page, the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) office says it needs to fill 45 benefits officer and program officer positions in Quebec and encourages qualified individuals to apply.
The only education requirement is a high school diploma.
While benefits officers review and process employment insurance applications, the government describes a wide range of duties for program officers, including coordination with local stakeholders regarding services from the ESDC.
Service Canada says it has EI processing centres and "program branches" in Montreal, Laval, Boucherville, Drummondville, Thetford Mines, Shawinigan, Quebec City and Saguenay, but that it may assign alternative workplaces to applicants who don't live in these areas.
In addition to a high school diploma, Service Canada is looking for applicants who have experience totalling six months "in delivering services or programs to the general public" or "interpreting and applying legislation or policies."
The language requirement is either French-only or French and English, depending on the position, according to the recruitment page.
Complete details about the positions available and the application process are online.
To the surprise of many, Quebec City also made the Top 10 — and it ranked higher than Montreal, with Quebec City at #4 and Montreal at #6.
This ranking looked at the cost of living, internet speeds, the percentage of young people, levels of safety, and more.
Our province may have been blessed enough to score two top spots in this ranking, but we still didn't make it to #1, which was Tokyo, Japan.
If ever you were thinking of going to study abroad, you may want to put Tokyo high on your list, considering it "ranks well in nearly all categories helping it to come out on top of the study. It has a good amount of high-ranking unis, great food options, and offers cheap tech. It has high levels of free speech and is above average for safety and high-ranking institutions."