Be Beautiful at Beauty Bar

Remember that excited feeling as a young girl when you were invited over to a friend’s house for the first time? Wide eyed and bursting with enthusiasm, you explored and played with toys and treasures that were different from yours.

Last month, in the heart of Kitsilano, I discovered a Vancouver retail gem called Beauty Bar. Entering this colourful, cozy shop evoked these same joyful feelings and I felt like a little girl again. Unique, luxury beauty products, not sold anywhere else in Vancouver, are sold here. I have never heard of some of the brand names! You can also find scents for the home, accessories, jewelry and lovely gifts for different occasions. The displays are thoughtful and creative and the staff are friendly and informative.

My purchases during this visit were- 1. FRESH sugar lip treatment which I have purchased before at Sephora. I love that this tinted lip balm has SPF, is free of petroleum, mineral oil and lanolin and has a pleasant citrus scent. This product keeps my lips hydrated and smooth and is a summer staple for me. 2. A “green” lipstick from Lipstick Queen- a color changing moisturizing lipstick that adjusts to your body’s unique PH. My lips turned to a pretty petal pink…what a nice surprise! I will definitely go back and buy the other colors too!

If I had more time, I probably would have made more purchases. One perfume line I definitely will be returning for is Tocca-Fine Fragrances. Although this line can also be found at Sephora, the selection at Beauty Bar is impressive and surpasses Sephora. It includes all the Tocca fragrances, body and hand lotions, bath products, candles, laundry for delicates and much more.

I encourage you all to step out of your normal, familiar routine of Sephora, The Bay, Nordstrom, Shoppers Drugmart and even Holt Renfrew. At Beauty Bar you will discover fresh, new fun ways to be unique and Be Beautiful.