Friday, October 31, 2014

Haircare: Soft & Full Hair!

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo & Conditioner Review

Over the summer time I received John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo and Conditioner for colour treated hair, in a swag bag at a shopping event I attended. I started using them over two months ago, and I am quite happy with how soft they made my hair feel.

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I have never had an issue with volume with my hair. I have thick hair and a lot of it. But maybe because of aging, or colouring my hair for over two decades, I have noticed more hair in the shower drain ( I know- gross!). I also sometimes noticed my hair seemed flat and a little lifeless. So I decided to give the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo and Conditioner a try. Hey it was free so why not?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Style: I Love Toronto!

1 Love T.O. T-shirt Styled

Family, friends, art, nail polish, my butterfly pair of strappy heels, my brand new adopted kitten, and a good bottle of wine are just a few of my favourite things in my life. But one of my true loves is the fabulous city of Toronto! I love how there is so much to see and do: the world class art and culture exhibits and events, the beautiful public spaces, the cool and chic shopping destinations, and the amazing people I meet everyday.

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That's why when I saw this cool and fun T-shirt made by local company 1 Love T.O., I knew I had to have it! This t-shirt reminds me of the iconic I Love N.Y. t-shirt but with a Canadian twist. I love that the heart is blue (Toronto's colour) and a 1 instead of an 'I'. The reason for the 1 is because "Toronto is different. Toronto is one. And we are all the heart of this magnificent city."

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Exhibit: Fashion Blows!

Isabella Blow Fashion Exhibition Review

After watching the gruesome and hilarious annual Zombie Walk in Toronto on Queen Street West, I wanted to look at prettier things and decided to visit the amazing Fashion Blows exhibit at Hudson's Bay on Queen Street West.

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Fashion Blows is a curated exhibition displaying some of the unique fashion collection of the iconic UK style editor Isabella Blow. Her eccentric fashion sense was over-the-top and amazing and her flair for dramatic hats was legendary.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Style Trend: Hold on Tights!

Fashion Obsession & Trend Alert: Tights

Tights have become an essential garment in any woman's wardrobe. And now that the colder weather is here, it's the perfect fashion piece to add under most dresses and skirts, look fabulous, and still stay warm.

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I love adding leggings and tights to different outfits. They are a great way to add a little flair and have some fun with your outfit. I like to also change up the look of patterned sheer tights, by layering a pair of bright coloured tights under the patterned one.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Exhibit: Rooftops & Vertigo!

Tom Ryaboi Photo Exhibit Review

Over the weekend I dragged myself to the Canary District Presentation Gallery, located on Front Street, near the Distillery District in Toronto. I wasn't there to buy a condo but to view the small but extraordinary photo exhibit, Cities of the Future, on display by Toronto based photographer Tom Ryaboi.

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Known as "Roof Topper", Tom Ryaboi scales skyscrapers to literally sit on the edge of them to capture some amazing cityscape images. I got to see an entirely different and breath taking view of the city.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Exhibit: The Disturbing & Beautiful World We Live In!

World Press Photo Contest Exhibition Review

Last week I visited the Allan Lambert Galleria in Brookfield Place downtown Toronto to view the World Press Photo 2014 Exhibition. This exhibit consists of award winning photographs in various categories submitted by some of the best photo journalists from across the globe.

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World Press Photo of The Year 2013 by John Stanmeyer, USA, VII for National Geographic: Afican migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night raise their phones in an attempt to catch an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia
World Press Photo contest is an exhibit that travels to 45 different countries within a year and is only here in Toronto until Tuesday October 21, 2014. Some of the photos are hard to look at and brought tears to my eyes. Some are amazing and beautiful, but all the images need to be seen. Warning: Some of the following images may not be suitable for some.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Skincare Review: Smooth Like Butter!

Moroccanoil Body Butter Review

Several months ago, I won a giveway and the prizes were three different Moroccanoil body skincare products. I was supper excited to try all three of these products, since I heard such good things about them and I regularly suffer from dry skin.

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The first Moroccanoil product I tried was the Body Butter. Right away I noticed was how much was in the tub. I have been using this product for a few months and I have only used about half. Which is good since the retail price is around $52.00. The Body Butter is quite thick and a little really does go a long way.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Style!: Chic Fashion Classics!

Two Altuzarra For Target Fashion Staples Styled

A few weeks ago I woke up early on a Sunday morning to get my hands on a few of the coveted pieces from Target's newest designer collaboration collection, Altuzarra for Target!

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My last Style Post featured two Altuzarra for Target dresses I was lucky to purchase and have fun styling. I'm looking forward to wearing them out more this upcoming holiday season. As well as the dresses, I was also fortunate to purchase the Satin Oxford Shirt and the Trench Coat, two pieces that I really wanted.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Exhibit: The Changing Landscape of Contemporary Art at MOCCA!

Two Art &Culture Exhibitions Review

Over Thanksgiving weekend I decide to visit the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and enjoy two of the Museum's latest exhibits TBD and BMO 1st Art!

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How Much Art Can You Take?, 2014 by Jesse Harris
MOCCA will be closing its doors next year when its lease expires on its current location on Queen Street West. What's next for MOCCA is TBD, or "To Be Determined", and the institution is faced with moving and starting over again and redefining itself.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Event: White Night, Big City!

Toronto Nuit Blanche Culture & Art Event Recap

Last Saturday night was one of my favourite Toronto events: Nuit Blanche. And even though I was battling a bad cold and completely exhausted from working overtime at my job, I bundled up and went out to enjoy a night of free art.

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Safe Space, Drake Hotel
Since 2006, Nuit Blanche is a magical night when the city of Toronto is transformed into a giant museum. I have been going to Nuit Blanche since the second year it started here in Toronto and have seen it change and evolve into the huge event it is now.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Makeup: Jet Set Into Fall with Revlon! + Giveaway!

Shake it Up in Shanghai Beauty Look Tutorial

I love to travel and have been to some amazing cities in the world. Although I haven't left Canada in a while, I can at least look like I have with Revlon's new beauty looks inspired from five of the most fashionable cities in the world.

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Revlon has provided a 'passport' containing step by-step instructions on how to achieve these fabulous and simple looks: Pucker up in Paris, Be a New York Knockout, Be a London Lady, Strike a pose in Stockholm, and the look I tried out; Shake it up in Shanghai. I'm by no means an expert at applying makeup, so I love when companies like Revlon provide easy to follow steps to create simple yet dramatic looks.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

My Style: Dress Up!

Two Altuzarra for Target Dresses Styled

Two weeks ago I was lined up bleary eyed and tired, coffee in hand, with several other women at my local Target store to get my hands on Target's newest Designer collaboration Altuzarra for Target.

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I was lucky enough to get 4 pieces in my size, two of which are these fabulous dresses. Both are so different from each other but I love them both.

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