Saturday, January 31, 2015

Makeup Review: Day-to-Night Mascara from Maybelline!

Maybelline Volum' Express One-By-One Mascara Review

Some of you may already know that one of my makeup obsessions is mascara. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mascara for the right occasion. I have my favourite night time mascara by Benefit, but I'm still on the hunt for a great mascara for every day wear. That was until I was sent Maybelline Volum' Express One-By-One Mascara in Very Black, to test out. Now the hunt is over (at least for now :).

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I love this mascara! It lengthens and coats even the smallest lashes pretty well. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Style: Polished Lace!

H&M Lace Blouse & Joe Fresh Lace Trousers Outfit

I'm starting a new path in my professional career and needed to update to my wardrobe. I like to dress for the day depending on my mood that morning. I was feeling a little girly the day I saw these lace detailed pants at Joe Fresh.

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The lace detail along the leg gives these regular black trousers a dressier feel and they fit wonderfully.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Exhibit: Therapy at the AGO!

Art Gallery of Ontario's Art as Therapy Exhibition Review

The cold winter season is really starting to drag on and is giving me a case of the winter blues. I'm finding it hard to get enough energy to do anything besides going to work, and I only do that because of the stack of bills that need to get paid. I decided that I was in desperate need of some art therapy.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Exhibit: Gladstone Hotel Gets A Makeover, Again!

Gladstone Hotel's CUTMR 2015 Art &Design Event Review

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Gladstone Hotel's annual alternative design event Come Up To My Room 2015 (CUTMR 2015), which runs in conjunction with the Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TODO) and the Interior Design Show (IDS).

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Look Into My Room by Bruno Billio
Now in its 12th year, CUTMR 2015 has become one of Toronto's premiere design events boasting over 4000 attendees and 140-character-inspiring-works of creativity.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

P.s!: Forward Thinking While Looking Back!

Happy New Year!: 2014 Roundup & 2015 Preview

Well another year has gone by. I know I'm a few weeks late with this post, but one of my resolutions for this year is too not stress (too much) over getting things done. So here is my yearly roundup at the past year, the good, the bad and the fabulous and ideas for 2015!

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I can't believe it's already 2015. I have spent the first few days of this New Year, sick in bed. I like to think that I'm getting the bad stuff out of the way first. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Haircare Review: All Clear!

Clear Scalp & Hair Hydration Shampoo, Conditioner + Mask Review

For the past several weeks, I have been using Clear Scalp & Hair Intense Hydration Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hair Treatment Mask. I have been itching (quite literally recently) to try out this brand for a while, and was excited to receive these three full size products in my Spark Sessions swag bag.

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Like many people, I suffer from dry skin which includes my scalp, and it gets pretty bad in the winter months. So when I found out that the Clear Haircare line "deeply nourishes the scalp" as well as "promising beautiful hair", I knew I had to try it.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Celebrity Style: Shiny & Bright Golden Fashions!

Golden Globes Red Carpet Fashion Recap & Trend Alert

January is not just the start of the New Year but it also signals the start of awards season, and the amazing red carpet fashions. Last Sunday was the 2015 Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey (wearing Antonio Berardi) and Amy Poehler (wearing Stella McCartney).

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The Golden Globes red carpet is always spectacular, with some of the most amazing designer gowns, and outrageous fashion choices. It also can start trends and fashion phenomenons that will be seen on fashionable people around the globe. 

Here is a look at some of the hottest trends from The Golden Globes 2015 red carpet:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Exhibit: Function & Fashion at the ROM!

Royal Ontario Museum's Fashion Follows Form Exhibition Review

The fashion world is often designed for tall, slender people who can strut down any runway or street. But after I finally got the chance to visit the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and see the much talked abut Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting exhibit, my perspective of clothing has changed.

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Separating Biker Jacket, IZ Adaptive
Fashion Follow Form showcases designs created by Toronto-based designer Izzy Camilleri and her collection IZ Adaptive. IZ Adaptive is an innovative fashion line that merges functionality and design, created exclusively for men and women who use wheelchairs.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Skincare Review: Say Goodbye to Winter Dry Skin with Nivea!

Nivea In-Shower Body Milk Review

The winter has finally blown in in cold full force and with it, my dry, itchy skin: "Hello my name is Melanie.Ps and I suffer from dry skin." I absolutely hate what the winter weather does to my skin. Between freezing cold winds outside and the dry heat indoors, my skin takes a beating. That's why I was so excited to receive Nivea's In-Shower Body Milk in my Spark Sessions swag bag. And hello time-saver!

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Nivea In-Shower Body Milk is a new product that is applied while you are still in the shower. After washing with my regular body wash and rinsing, I just apply it to my wet skin and rinse off. That's it!  

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Food & Drink Review: My At Home Café!

Keurig 2.0 Brewing System Review

I had an early Christmas surprise just before the holidays! I received a complimentary Keurig 2.0 K400 Brewing System and a sample of K-Cups from Influenster to sample and review. And I have been enjoying amazing coffee at home ever since.

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When I first opened the box, I was a little daunted by it. It looked very confusing and hard to figure out. But it was so easy to set up and use.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

My Style: Faux Fur, Feathers & Fringe!

H&M Faux Fur Jacket and Peplum Top & Joe Fresh Fringe Skirt Outfit

One of the biggest trends this season is faux fur. From the runway to the the streets, this cozy and stylish trend can be seen everywhere. From warm trim on coats and soft comfy scarfs to fun colourful coats, faux fur is the go to cold weather accessory.

I love faux fur and Winter is the perfect time to wear it. Not only is it warm and cozy, but can be fun and can quickly add glamour to any outfit. I fell in love with two faux fur jackets my last visit to H&M. The first jacket I featured in my last Style Post, and the second is this fabulous purple and blue one.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Exhibit: Politically Charged Fashion!

Design Exchange Politics of Fashion/Fashion of Politics Exhibition Review

I've been terribly sick for the past several days, and was finally a little better on Sunday to leave my apartment and enjoy a day of art therapy, which included a visit to Design Exchange's latest exhibit Politics of Fashion/Fashion of Politics.

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Diesel A/W 2014
Politics of Fashion/Fashion of Politics was staged by Canadian Fashion Designer Jeremy Laing, and guest curated by Canadian Fashion Icon Jeanne Beker, who I had the privilege of meeting at the first Spark Sessions.

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