Monday, June 30, 2014

Exhibit: Introducing That's So Gay + 10x10 Photography Project!

Two Toronto Art + Culture Exhibition Reviews

The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto is becoming well known for presenting free art exhibits that are open to the public like their two recent CONTACT Photography Festival Exhibitions. Last week I visited the Gladstone Hotel on Queen Street West to enjoy their two latest exhibitions: That's So Gay: On The Edge and 10x10 Photography Project that are running during Toronto's World Pride Celebrations.

language is the answer to culture and a quick lesson in objiwe grammar by Daryl James Bucar from That's So Gay Art Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Culture, Canada, World Pride, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, LGBT, Queer, Gay, Lesbian
L: language is the answer to culture R: a quick lesson in objiwei grammar by Daryl James Bucar

Friday, June 27, 2014

Beauty: Long + Strong Nails from Trind!

Trind Natural Nail Care Moist + Shiny Kit Review

You don't know, but I am a self-professed Nail Polish Fanatic. I own over 100 different coloured polishes and I love trying out new nail care products like the Sally Hensen Gel Polish Kit or new polish finishes. A few months ago I was sent Trind Natural Nail Care's Moist and Shiny Kit, Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover, and Professional Glass File, to try out for 6 weeks. I was supposed to follow the directions and report on how my nails changed (or didn't change).

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Event: A Pink Night of Art at World Pride Toronto!

Nuit Rose Culture + Art Event Review

Heya! Last Saturday I participated in the Nuit Rose art crawl presented as a part of the World Pride Toronto event. I was very excited to visit the many art projects and installations and see how World Pride Toronto can produce their own Nuit Blanche type event. I asked a friend to join me and we started the crawl at 519 Church Street downtown Toronto.

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Illuminality by Shawn Dall
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The Balloon Room by Sly Maria

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

My Style: Festival Flare from Express!

Summer Festival Fashion Outfit

Heya! Festival season is in full swing across Toronto and Ontario! From music festivals to cultural and lifestyle festivals, this is the perfect time to create a comfortable and stylish look, perfect for attending some of these fabulous events!

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Exhibit: Fan the Flames at the AGO During World Pride!

Toronto Art + Exhibition Review

Heya! Last week I visited the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto to enjoy their newest exhibit Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography. This is the first art and culture exhibit that I visited being presented as a part of World Pride Toronto event. And it certainly will not be my last.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Event: World Pride Has Come to Toronto!

Announcement of World Pride Toronto Event

In case you have been living under a rainbow coloured rock for the last few months in Toronto, let me inform you on the amazing 10 day event that started yesterday in Toronto: World Pride!  World Pride is an annual event celebrating and educating the history and culture of LGBTTIQQ2SA (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirited, and their allies), that has been held at different cities around the world for the past 3 years. World Pride Toronto is presented by Pride Toronto, and coincides with Toronto's annual Pride Celebration and Parade.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Skincare: Soft + Even Skin Tone with Pure + Simple Hydration Serum!

Skincare Serum Review

My skin has a strange mix of issues. Because of my age, I'm worried about the tiny lines that have been appearing on my face. I am also plagued with adult acne: large pimples that appear, stay for weeks, and can leave a scar. And I also suffer from some redness and blotchiness that appear on my cheeks, as well as frequent dry patches. I have been trying out different serums for a few years to help combat my wide range of skin issues. For the last several months, I have using Pure + Simple Hydration Serum that I received in my Spark Sessions Swag bag. I added this serum to my regular beauty routine, and I am glad I did.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My Style: Navy + Pink Sophistication from H&M!

Evening Dress + Fashion Accessories Outfit

Heya! For the past several weeks I have been noticing a trend at several H&M retail stores. There are large collections that predominately revolve around the colour navy. As well, a lot of the pieces in these collections are more conservative and have an upscale style, that would be more appropriate for a work setting. I wanted to style something from this collection, and since I don't work in an office, I opted to style this cutout navy dress.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Explore Toronto: An Afternoon of Beer & Fun at Steam Whistle Brewery!

Enjoying the Steam Whistle Brewing Tour

There are so many great places and areas to visit in Toronto. I love exploring interesting places like the Toronto Public Labyrinth, and revisiting some fun places like Steam Whistle Brewery. Last week a friend and I enjoyed an afternoon of beer and fun, as we took part of The Steam Whistle Brewing tour at the Roundhouse downtown Toronto. I have been on the Steam Whistle tour before, but it was over 7 years ago, as part of a birthday party. I was excited to take The Steam Whistle Brewing tour again, as the details from my last tour are a little hazy.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lifestyle: Balancing Home + No Work Life!

Tips for Staying Motivated while Looking for a Job

I got laid on from my job a few months ago, and I have been trying to find full time employment ever since. I love blogging and all the events and exhibits I go to because of it, but it doesn't pay the bills. I've been finding it hard to stay motivated and keep up with every day errands and chores because of my lack of motivation due to my unemployment. And maybe because I had to schedule appointments, visits, and events around my job, but my life was much more organized when I was working.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Style: Forever 21 is Bringing Sexy Sophistication Back!

Summer Fashion Outfit

Heya! There are a lot of fashion trends for summer that I have been loving lately. Two trends that I am in love with are jumpsuits and anything backless. I love the long sexy and sophisticated silhouette that jumpsuits create and I have also been in love with anything backless for years. And this backless jumpsuit from Forever 21 incorporates both these lovely trends into one fabulous fashion piece!

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Monday, June 09, 2014

Exhibit: Magnetic North Exhibit Leaves a Cool Arctic Chill at The Toronto Public Library!

Toronto Culture + Art Exhibition Review

Heya! I was so impressed with the Toronto Public Reference Library's last art exhibit that last week, I hurried to take a welcomed break during the sunny heat to visit their newest culture exhibit - Magnetic North: The Enduring Pull of the Arctic Explored through Art.  I have always wanted to visit Canada's Great White North, and was excited to see this free exhibit offered right here downtown Toronto!

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Friday, June 06, 2014

Beauty: Colour + Shine from Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain!

Lip Stain Review

I recently attended a Revlon event at The Panorama Lounge in Toronto. While there I had the opportunity to try some of Revlon's amazing makeup and nail products and take a bunch of these products home to sample and test. So over the next few months, there are going to be several Revlon products featured in some of my Beauty Posts. And the first product I'm excited to talk about is Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain. I received 4 different shades- Parisian Passion, Stockholm Chic, London Posh, and Barcelona Nights.

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain Beauty Makeup Review Melanie.Ps Blogger Toronto The Purple Scarf
Revlon Colorstay Moisture Satin in (L-R) Parisian Passion,Stockholm Chic, London Posh, Barcelona Nights

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Event: Taste of Toronto's Best!

This Saturday is the annual Toronto Taste event, one of the city's top food events that benefits the Second Harvest Food Rescue. Some of the city's top chefs from some of Toronto's best restaurants, including celebrity chef Mark McEwan, will be preparing a variety of food options at over 70 gourmet food and beverage stations.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Style: Mis Matched + Fabulous!

A few weeks ago I was shopping in the Hudson's Bay store on Queen Street and came across this fabulous dress that I just had to buy! I love the colour (of course) and the mis matched patterns. I love when patterns are mixed up in clothing to create a unique look. It was also a bonus that this dress was marked down.

Mis Matched + Fabulous!: Jessica Simpson Dress from Hudson's Bay Fashion Style Tips Summer Melanie.Ps blogger Toronto The Purple Scarf

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Event: Doors Wide Open in Toronto!

The weekend before last was one of my favourite events in Toronto: Doors Open Toronto! I love this event. It's a fabulous opportunity to not only visit companies and buildings not usually open to the public, but to learn a little history about this great city. Unlike previous years, I took part both Saturday and Sunday (which my body felt on Monday), and visited about 10 different sites. It would take up too much time to list all that I learned and saw but here are my highlights from the weekend:

Doors Open Toronto 2014: Knox College Lifestyle Event Melanie.Ps Blogger Ontario The Purple Scarf Architecture History Buildings

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