Friday, November 28, 2014

Makeup Review: Eyes That Will Get Noticed!

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash Review

Just in time for holiday party season, Revlon recently introduced a limited edition two-in-one glamourous eyeshadow and eyeliner makeup duo: Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash. I was lucky enough to receive two of the eye makeup colours from Revlon, to test out for myself: Lilac Luster and Topaz Twinkle.

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Since apparently, a woman's eyes is one of the first things a man will notice, as a single lady I love drawing attention to my hazel coloured eyes and making a statement with my eye makeup. Revlon PhotoReady Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash accomplished exactly that. The slim tube, which looks similar to the Revlon Nail Art polish, contains a cream metallic eye shadow on one side and glittery eyeliner on the other.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Event: Sparks Ignited at Spark Sessions!

Spark Sessions Fashion & Beauty Blogger Conference Recap

Two weeks ago, fashionably dressed ladies and gentlemen braved the cold weather and snow, and traveled to District 28, on the south side of Leslieville in Toronto, to attend the second annual Spark Sessions Fashion and Beauty Blogger Conference.

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Spark Sessions is a two day event organized by the fabulous blogger ladies Melissa Anwar (Chic Darling), Anjali Handa (, Nicole Wilson (Dainty Girl), Elaine Atkins (Toronto Beauty Reviews), Melissa Grosser (The Domestic Peach), Anum Khan (Summerxskin), Jenny Jovanovic (Crazy, Style, Love), and Deanne Castro (My Fash Avenue). It's the only conference in Canada that is put on by bloggers for bloggers, which makes it quite unique. I enjoyed the first Spark Sessions Conference so I was really looking forward to this year's event.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My Style: Simple & Sexy Black!

Vero Moda Dress from Hudson's Bay Outfit

I'm always on the lookout for a new twist on the classic little black dress. A few months ago I got a funky little black dress from Bench, but when I saw this sexy black Vero Moda dress at the Hudson's Bay Danish Design preview, I knew I must own it!

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I know it's not quite 'little', but for someone my height, a little dress sometimes equals a long top. So I love the hem length of this Bree black Vero Moda dress. And because this dress is so form fitting, the hem length makes the silhouette feel more demure and retro.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Exhibit: Reliving Toronto's Turbulent Art Scene!

AGYU's Is Toronto Burning Exhibition Review

Over the weekend I made the long treacherous journey on the TTC to the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), located on York University's campus. The reason for this journey was to see the AGYU's newest exhibit Is Toronto Burning? Was it worth the almost 90 minute commute (one way)? I'm still not sure.

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Trying to find the AGYU was a little difficult. Once I got off the TTC bus at York University Commons, I asked four different York University students where the art gallery was. None of them knew. I took this as not a good sign. There were also no clear directional signs. I finally found it in the Accolade East building across from the bus stop, at the end of the hall on the left.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Skincare: Soft Skin Restored!

MaskerAide Facial Sheet Masks Review

I love treating myself to a facial mask and a glass of wine at the end of a long work week. It's especially a treat to pamper myself in the winter, staying in the warm indoors, watching the cold snow blowing by my window. And now that the cold weather is here, my sensitive skin needs more TLC.

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My skin takes a beating from the cold dry air during the cold Canadian months. My legs, hands, and scalp get itchy and dry and the skin on my face gets dry and dull looking. That's why I was excited to try three MaskerAide Sheet masks courtesy of

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Event: My Annual Girls Weekend with My Mom!

The National Women's Show in Toronto Recap

Every fall for more than 10 years, my mom and I have had a standing date, a girls weekend where we catch up with each other, eat good food, and of course shop until we drop (sometimes quite literally)! 

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My Mom travels to Toronto on the bus and train, from the small hamlet she lives with my Dad, north of Toronto. Our Mother-Daughter weekend is always the weekend The National Women's Show is in Toronto, and we have so much fun at the show!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

My Style!: Warm & Chic!

H&M Sweater Dress & Lahtiset Boots from Uniikii Outfit!

I was recently invited to a preview of the unique and fashionable products offered by Canadian company Uniikii Inc. at the cool Chill Ice House downtown Toronto. I had the opportunity to view some of the amazing and fashionable lines they carry like Finnish felt footwear company Lahtiset. I loved the design of the wool felt boots they make. Not only are they unique and fashionable, but extremely warm which is perfect for Canadian winters!
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Founded in 1921 in Finland, Lahtiset is one of a handful of companies worldwide that still work with a process called "wet felting" which enables them to create their unique and beautiful footwear. Made from pure lamb's wool, each and every pair of boots takes about eight days to make. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Exhibit: Toronto's Urban Fabric!

Textile Museum of Canada's Urban Fabric Exhibition Review

The fabric of life is delicate. Family, friends, work, and more are all important threads that make up your own personal fabric piece. Pull a thread and the piece starts to unravel. But what would Toronto's fabric look like? That's what the Textile Museum of Canada's examines in its latest exhibit, Urban Fabric: Portraits of a City.

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Toronto's urban environment and its dwellers all play a part to create its 'urban fabric'. Six artists have come together to create an interesting exhibition that captures Toronto's ever changing 'stuff' that makes up this great city.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Home Life: I Design My Dream Living Room from Modani!

Modani Living Room Designed & Styled

Last month I was among a group of bloggers that was approached by furniture company Modani modern furniture to design a room with their products that reflect our personal style. I always have fun decorating my apartment, and jumped at the chance of styling my dream apartment with a dream budget!

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Modani is a furniture store that offers high quality designer furniture specializing in contemporary and modern pieces. Modani challenged me to design a living room setting infused with my personal style. As no surprise to my readers, my style is a little eclectic, which is represented in the room I designed.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Shopping: Pretty Customizable Clothing for ALL!

eShakti Dress Review

Ever wanted a stylish customized dress but didn't want to pay the steep price? Me too! That's why I was so excited when a few months ago, I was approached by eShakti to review their ordering process and one their dresses.

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eShakti is an online fashion company based in India, that offers customizable clothing from size 0 to 36. They specailize in customizing the fit and style of a garment.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Exhibit: Enter the Mystical Realm of PARDES!

Koffler Gallery's PARDES Exhibition Review

Last week I visited the Koffler Gallery at Artscape Youngplace in Toronto's westend to enjoy their latest exhibit PARDES. Their previous exhibition Penelope Stewart: Vanitas was one of the most unique exhibits I've seen in a while, so I was excited to see what PARDES had to offer.

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Ophan, 2014 by Nadav Assor
PARDES brings together four Israeli sound and multimedia based artists "to investigate notions of mysticism, heresy, and the occult from secular perspectives, as they relate to contemporary society." 

Monday, November 03, 2014

Exhibit: Textiles & Technology Get Twisted!

Gladstone Hotel's Hard Twist 9 Exhibition Review

A few weeks ago I visited the Gladstone Hotel to check out the Hard Twist 9 - Fibre Optics exhibit. This interesting textile exhibition examined the partnership of textiles and technology on how textiles and computer technology connect and touch each other.

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Knitted Swatch by Greta Grip
Hard Twist is a community event that showcases work, both large and small, from a variety of participants, from well established artists to students.

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