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JCI Fashion Graduate and Canadian Designer: Mélissa Bolduc

Canadian Fashion Designer Mélissa Bolduc graduated from the Fashion Business and Creative Arts program at JCI Institute in 2003. Her love of fashion started young when at seventeen she began making her own clothes. An avid figure skater, Mélissa aspired to design a line of athletic apparel for the sport: “I learned how to sew at a young age and had the idea of dressing up athletes. I enrolled at JCI because I knew this course was exactly what I needed to begin my clothing line.” Her experience at JCI helped Mélissa realize just how much she adored ...


Blog / Body Spa

Spring Nail Trends

Whether you’re sitting at a salon or hanging out with your girls on a Friday night, choosing the right nail color is always a tough decision to make. Spring is all about pastels, light shades and neturals. According to Glamour, pastel greys, soft pinks, metallics and new neutrals such as a basic white polish are all this seasons must have colours. John Casablancas Institute’s Body Spa instructor Heather Haslam prefers using O.P.I nail products: “It’s the number one professional line out there that most people use and that’s why we choose to us...


Blog / Hair / Makeup

JCI Makeup Talk: Castor Oil to Grow Lashes and Brows

Makeup Trick: Use Castor Oil to Grow Lashes and Brows Over-tweezing and the ever popular eyelash extension trend can be less than kind to your natural hair. If you are looking to repair some of the damage consider a natural way of growing out brows and lashes. Castor oil is rich in Omega-9 fatty acids, which nourish the hairs and help growth that has been inhibited. Just apply a few drops every night to your brows and lashes using a disposable mascara wand or a Q-tip and watch as they become longer and stronger. Check the label and stick with a 1...


Blog / Makeup

JCI Makeup: Beauty tricks to get the most out of your makeup

Thanks to a super helpful article by Buzzfeed, we learned about some beauty tricks on how to get every last drop of makeup! Whether you're on a budget or just want to cherish every last bit of your favorite product, these simple tips can go a long way. We compiled a few of our favorites from the original article: 1. Get the most of your  favorite perfume by adding that last drop into a bottle of body lotion. Photo from: Marc Jacobs / Vaseline / Via  1. Can't open that stubborn bottle of nail polish? Warm it up by soaking it in hot w...


Blog / Makeup

Makeup Organization

Anyone who loves makeup as much as we do knows the struggle of storing all those liquid lipsticks, brushes, blushes and highlighters. Even when our drawers, kits and makeup bags are full, we can't seem to avoid buying that new limited edition offering from our favourite brand. The thing is, when you can't see what you have it is easy to forget about all those purchases! Why have all the beautiful makeup if you're not going to use it? If that sounds like you, it might be time to invest in some proper storage for your collection. The best place to store make...



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