A Beauty Expert Gives Us Her Secret to Conquering False Lashes

We sat down with Linda Dai from BLK Lash, who offers Ultra Luxe 3D Mink Lashes that are cruelty-free, can be worn 25+ times, and feature a comfortable cotton band, to give us her advice on how to rock false lashes like a beauty pro. Interested in buying some? Enter the promo code “CAISAFS” at…

Our Favourite Makeup Looks With BLK Lash

Lashes can be a makeup lovers best friend, and can be versatile enough to go from natural to glam with different styles. They are the perfect edition if you are looking for an extra “pop” to your makeup look, or even if you just want to experiment with different kinds of eye looks. To commemorate the…

The Essential Tips of K-Beauty

  Now that we’ve done a couple of Korean Skincare posts, we thought we’d delve into the k-beauty world even more and talk about the essentials of applying Korean Skincare. One of the most important parts of Korean Skincare is the application of the product, not just what the product contains. By applying the products…

Our Favourite Lifestyle Pinterest Accounts

Pinterest: the application great for those who love to be creative, explore, gain inspiration, do some research, or gain some insight or advice on how to do things. As a Pinterest advocate myself, I can safely say that I have spent countless hours on the site pinning posts to my various boards ranging from school…

Creative Spotlight: Ashlyn Mark & Melissa Wong, ESPIAL Makeup Artists

Photoshoots have been underway here at CAISA Fashion Show! On the CFS blog today, we’ll be highlighting two of our amazing student makeup artists, Ashlyn and Melissa: When did you start learning about makeup, and why did you decide to pursue doing makeup artistry? Ashlyn: Ever since I was little, I’ve always had a knack for…

Skincare Studies: Top 9 Sheet Masks

As a follow-up to our Korean Skincare Routine post, we’ve decided to round up some of our favourite sheet masks on the market (Korean, and western). Start your new year right by investing in your skin and giving it a little “pick me up,” once in awhile. This list is in no particular order and…

Style Roundup: Pinterest’s 2017 Style Predictions

With a new year ahead of us, Pinterest has recently released their trend predictions for 2017 (can be found here). From fashion trends to places to travel, the compiled board has something for everyone. However, we looked over the list and compiled some of our favourite style trend predictions right here! Denim Embellishments Embellishments on…

Ultimate Holiday Makeup Guide

This Holiday season is all about bold colours, sparkles, and looking your best. We’ve already given you a comprehensive Holiday Dress Guide, but what about makeup? Makeup is all about expressing yourself and having fun, and there’s no better way to do it than with these items below. We’ve covered quality, wearability, festivity, and affordability. Face…

Our Favourite Beauty Bloggers

Earlier in the blog, the PR team highlighted some of our favourite fashion and lifestyle Instagram accounts. In addition to that, there are a number of beauty gurus we all know and love, so we thought we would share them with you! Asides from just epic makeup artistry, skincare routines, lifestyle and fashion tips, these…

Trend Alert: Korean Skincare

Known for their extensive skin care industry, South Korea has currently, (and for a long time), been killing the game when it comes to bright, clear skin. With products ranging from sheet masks to even lip masks, there are a variety of products out there for every skin type. Many people swear by the Korean ten-step…

Spotlight: Sustainable Practices in the Industry and Why They’re Important

With rising pressures on our environment and the ever growing sustainable industry market, it is no surprise that numerous companies, (both big and small), are moving towards conscious practices (whether it be veganism, being eco-friendly, using recycled fabric, being cruelty free, etc.). Why are sustainable practices and the movement so important? Personally, I think this…

Becca Cosmetics Acquired for $200 Million

Becca Cosmetics has blown up over the last few years, particularly on social media platforms YouTube and Instagram. Their success is due because of their incredible complexion and luminosity products (foundations, highlighters, contour powders etc.), their prominence amongst YouTube and Instagram beauty guru’s and their collaboration with the queen of highlighting Jaclyn Hill. Estee Lauder…

Makeup & Masculinity

If you’ve been on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram in the last 24 hours, you’ve probably already heard that in a notable swerve move CoverGirl has given its iconic “cover” to its first male spokesperson. While James Charles’ “CoverBoy” appointment has been received mostly positively, there is some upset about a 17-year old guy wearing makeup. I would usually…

CAISA-Grams Day 2: V-Day Nails

Nail polish is the perfect additional accessory to any outfit and it’s an extension of your personality. For this Valentine’s day, CFS has a festive and trendy nail art design that is easy to do and totally Instagram worthy. We used a simple heart design paired with the ombre nail art trend. Step #1: Start with…

New Years Eve Makeup

Let’s be real. We’ve all seen those girls on Pinterest and Tumblr who look like this ^ and it’s intimidating; I mean… how is her lipstick so flawless and those lashes!! Questions we ask ourselves every day. To help you achieve this look at home we’ve got you covered from the products to the how too…

Meet our Master Makeup Artist Minh!

Whether you’re a novice with an eyelash curler or the president of the Michelle Phan fan club, we can all agree that makeup is an art! Here at CAISA Fashion show we are lucky to have the talented Minh! As a nursing student, Minh parlayed her hobby into a stellar business of makeup artistry. We…

Sit Back and Relax with Sugarbush Spa

Sugarbush Spa, one of our Silver sponsors this year, can help you get ready to show some skin this Spring Break. You can get hairless silky smooth skin, without the burning, chemicals, and damage of waxing or shaving – all from sugar! Amazing, right? At Sugarbush, hair removal is done through the ancient Egyptian art…

Meet the Makeup Artist: Roderic Chan

Where do you draw your inspiration? A lot of places, really. Artists I follow like Kabuki, Lisa Eldridge, Charlotte Tilbury, Amanda Blair Roberson… The list goes on. Sometimes it’s simply the model’s face, or the collection of clothes that may bring images or concepts that come to mind. Sometimes it’s things I see, like architecture,…

Makeup Trends for Spring!

As our the sun comes out and our skin starts to turn from ghost to white, its time to try out some new makeup trends. 1. Lipstick is all you need. Time to bring out the new shades after a long winter. When sporting your glasses, all you need is a fun shade, just like…

Hairstyles for Spring.

Jump into spring with some new dos! As the sun is shinning we can finally put our hats and earmuffs away! Without the fear of the cold or the snow ruining your perfectly straight hair its time to do something different! Chop it off. We no longer need our long, thick hair to keep our…

5-Minute Makeup Tips

Let’s face it – the demands of being a student doesn’t allow for much sleep. The goal of a five-minute make up routine is to look polished and well rested. Thanks to Studio H, here are some quick and easy makeup tips that will help you get out of the door looking like you woke…

Quick and Easy Hairstyles

It’s that time of year – where we have an exam tomorrow, assignment due tonight, and a ten-paged paper due at the end of the week. And sometimes, we need some chic cheats for our hairdo, especially if you’re running late to Prestige 2013. So, we talked to the professionals at Studio H London for some…

Appreciating Perfectly Manicured Hands

Your hands can look like that too with a little help from our hand-tastic sponsors, KISS Nails and Broadway Nails. You’ll never find anything else that will give you a smoother finish. When it comes to attention to detail, they’ve nailed it. They’re so amazing, we just have to make sure they know we mani-care!…

Meet Ashley Ching!

I caught up with the lovely makeup artist Ashley Ching to talk about her and her involvement with CAISA Fashion Show.   How did you start doing makeup? In grade 9, I had this friend who was extremely beautiful. One day, I saw her without makeup and was in awe of the power of makeup…

Meet Carolyn Chen!

Carolyn Chen, our very own CAISA Fashion Show Marketing Director, is the founder and designer of Wanderlust Accessories. Wanderlust Accessories’ collection of homemade, culturally inspired bracelets and necklaces will be featured in the lookbook and the runway for Prestige 2013. Wanderlust has been continuously supporting CAISA Fashion Show and the Children’s Health Foundation through the…

Meet Diana Li!

CAISA Fashion Show is proud to have Diana Li’s custom designs featured in the show and the lookbook this year.  This is the first season that the designer has worked with CAISA Fashion Show. Diana has been studying fashion design at Ryerson University for the past three years in preparation to launch her professional career,…

5 Days of Giveaways – Day 5: Miley Bangle

Remember to also like us on Facebook and  follow us on Twitter! Today’s contest ends at 11:59pm tonight and is open to Western students only. Don’t forget to attend our Jewelry Pop-Up Sale starting tomorrow!

5 Days of Giveaways Day 2: Roman Cuff

Remember to also like us on Facebook and  follow us on Twitter! Today’s contest ends at 11:59pm tonight and is open to Western students only. Don’t forget to attend our Jewelry Pop-Up Sale starting this Monday!

The It-Girl (New Segment)

     We all recognize one when we see one; the girl with irresistible charm and grace who seems to effortlessly captivate a room full of people the moment she walks into the room. The boys want to introduce her to their parents, and the girls want to be tagged in the same pictures as…