MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream
Artistic expression counts for a lot in the world of synchronized swimming, which is why Synchro Canada has made MAKE UP FOR EVER the official make up partner for its senior national teams. Luckily, you too can express yourself artistically without having to memorize all that complicated choreography. MAKE UP FOR EVER’s new Aqua Cream line offers 25 highly pigmented shades that can be worn on the eyes, cheeks, and lips. It’s smudge-proof, tear-proof, waterproof, and won’t run, crease, or transfer. Perfect for wherever your day takes you — Olympic swimming pool or otherwise. $25.
Available at Sephora locations including Bayshore Shopping Centre, 100 Bayshore Dr., 613-596-5050, and Rideau Centre, 50 Rideau St., 613-567-1830. www.sephora.com
Kick off the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in true British style at the Olympic Oval London Lounge at the University of Calgary campus. The main-level Oval Lounge has been converted to a TV-viewing arena, July 27 through Aug 12. The public is invited to head over to the lounge and cheer on our athletes as they go for the gold.
Entrance to the London Lounge. Photo: David Vink.
The venue is holding Tea-Time at Two, a London-themed party, during the opening ceremonies on Friday, 2 pm until 4 pm, with tasty British shortbread, scones and other appetizers will be served. Admission is free.
The games will also be shown daily (9 am – 9 pm weekdays and 10 am – 5 pm weekends) on a massive state-of-the-art LED screen at the Stephen Avenue Celebration Site, located on Eighth Avenue between Second Street and Third Street SW. Admission is free.
Lacoste’s Flag Polo Shirt, $195.
Just in time for the 2012 Olympic Games, Lacoste has added a patriotic twist to its iconic men’s polo shirts. 16 nations, including Canada, are represented through fashionable displays of their flags. The shirts comes in three different styles: For a subtle take, the Croco Flag Polo Shirt ($150) in classic white cotton piqué features Lacoste’s signature crocodile enrobed in a nation’s colours. For more dedicated fans, the colourful Flag Polo Shirt ($195) features a flag emblazoned across the body of the shirt. And if you’d prefer to keep your allegiances to yourself, go for the Limited Edition Polo Shirt ($250), which includes the pennants of all 16 countries. Lacoste, Rideau Centre, 50 Rideau St., 613-563-1212, www.lacoste.com
Show your pride with this patched denim jacket
July 27 to August 12
The countdown is on: Jul. 27 marks the opening day of the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games. Get ready to beam with pride as Team Canada marches onto the world stage, and show your support on this side of the pond by wearing Canadian Olympic merchandise, available at The Bay. A few favourites to snap up include the patch-laden denim jacket (pictured), maple leaf tee, fleece shorts and bright-red sunglasses.—Jennifer Patterson
Canadians should scoop up this patriotic polo from Lacoste while it lasts
Yes, it’s only June, but what better time to stock up on patriotic gear for upcoming Canada Day (Jul. 1)? Lacoste takes top prize for its fun approach to making the national flag a year-round wearable polo (pictured). The Bay celebrates the Great White North with maple leaf–emblazoned Team Canada Olympic apparel—serving double loyal duty as the 2012 London Olympics begin Jul. 27. And Roots channels its northern heritage with beaver insignia galore.—Jennifer Patterson