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March 1, 2017

…And A Drug Store


Errands? In the winter? Ugh. You’d probably rather just stay cozy and warm under a blanket or curled up by the fire. Fortunately, we make doing what you have to do easy because Manulife Centre is one-stop get’er done. You can buy groceries from Bloor Street Market, drop off your LBD (that’s little black dresses) at Parker’s Cleaners, get Roy to fix your shoes, stock up at the LCBO and Indigo gift cards, and do your drug store run at Pharma Plus next door.

The thing about drug stores is that most people go in knowing exactly what they want. But if you take some time to look around, the product rage is actually pretty amazing. That’s what we did the other day at Pharma Plus. Here’s what caught our eye.

 

#5 KIT Argan Cuticle Oil

Winter’s been doing a number on our cuticles around here. We went looking for relief and came up with Rexall-brand Argan oil. 100% natural and paraben-free. And it absorbs really quickly so no mess. Fingers never felt smoother.

 

#4 Meet Matt(e) Nude

This eye shadow’s palette has nine (nine!) different shades of nude. This means that no matter what your skin tone is, you can find the right match — and go lighter or darker depending on your look.

 

#3 Be.better Oblipicha Hair Mask

This is another Rexall exclusive brand. We were drawn to the name. We’ve since learned “Oblipicha” means sea-buckthorn oil, and that we’ll be buying more Be.better in the future. They do soaps, sun care and a pretty fabulous beeswax.

 

#2 Vasanti Power Oils Lip Gloss

Most lip glosses are sticky. Not this one. Smooth and hydrating — perfect for winter chapped lips. Plus, it has the colour and vibrancy of a lipstick. We like the Deep Brown Berry.

 

#1 Marcelle Sheer Tint Fluid Moisturizer SPF 15

Better than a foundation because ¾ again ¾ winter. And this one banishes dry skin and provides SPF protection. They come in three to five shades you can mix to match your skin tone.