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#SELOVES: Start Walking with SHOEme.ca

Imagine having a shoe store right at your fingertips, now imagine having that same online store right in your neighbourhood in a space where cyber shopping comes to life through an all new in-store experience. SHOEme.ca gives shoppers the opportunity see what it’s like to purchase online while in the actual store. This fun and interactive shopping concept is a perfect way to narrow down the exact shoe or accessory you are looking for in minutes.

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The all new Queen West store offers assistance from Brand Ambassadors to help find you exactly what you’re looking for either in-store or on SHOEme.ca right from the comfort of their stunning cafe, located in the heart of the store. The concept brings online and in-store shoppers together in one space, so whether you prefer browsing through styles click by click and scroll by scroll or being able to touch and try on before purchasing, the all new SHOEme.ca store is perfect for every shopper looking for that perfect shoe and accessories.

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EVA Shoes, People Footwear

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Backpack, Fjallraven Kanken

Our Editors are obsessing over the shoes and the accessories and they are filling up their carts with everyday styles that can be paired with just about any outfit and packing up for their next weekend getaway with these must have items that can all be found in one place, online or in store at SHOEme.ca

– Vanessa Cioffi

 

 

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#SELOVES: National Lipstick Day

Of all the holidays this one has to be one of my favourites. Happy National Lipstick Day to all my fellow lipstick loving ladies. Get ready to pucker your way through today by wearing your favourite lip colour. The all new COVERGIRL Katy Perry Matte Lipstick Collection is filled with desirable demi-matte shades that create the perfect pout to pair with any summer look.

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The collection includes 11 stunning Matte shades that both nourish and moisturizer your lips while still giving you a perfectly highly-pigmented lip in a selection of shades that will make it hard for you to pick just one favourite.

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Today, I’ll be wearing on of my favourite summer lip shades Cosmo Kitty by COVERGIRL Katy Perry Matte Lipstick. This hot new hue is the perfect way to celebrate National Lippy Day and kick start your long weekend.

– Vanessa Cioffi

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#SELOVES: Summer Skincare Essentials

On the cold days of winter, skincare is mostly focused on keeping moisturized. The temperatures are below zero, and the dry air is damaging (not to mention the chance of frostbite when it’s freezing outside). During the summer, the it’s best to avoid the sun’s harmful rays from burning – and, of course, aging – the skin. The end goal? Keeping the dermis deeply nourished when it’s ice cream-loving weather.

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Korres’ Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil is a powerful brightening oil infused with real rose petals, wild rose oil, and Super C (used to increase skin’s absorption of vitamin C by 1,000%). The ultra concentrated oil is rich in omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids, vitamins A and C, and provides significant antioxidant action while repairing fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin’s overall tone and texture. The Korres Wild Rose Brightening Targeted Tone Corrector is a daily serum designed to visibly correct discoloration and even out the skin’s tone. Enriched with targeted actives, pure vitamin C and wild rose oil, it reduces the size and intensity of skin pigmentation, discoloration – resulting in a more balanced complexion.

Needing a little more protection? There’s Prevage City Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Hydrating Shield. It combines pollution and UV protection with Elizabeth Arden’s DNA Enzyme Complex to strengthen skin (not to mention containing Idebenone, the most powerful antioxidant – when applied topically, it helps with skin’s aging), keeping it hydrated, and features a universal tint and optical diffusers that are compatible with all skin tones and makeup products.

After keeping skin protected, it’s time to get a little colour… safely. The St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Tinted Body Lotion is an ultra-hydrating body lotion that gradually builds to create a healthy-looking, sun kissed glow. Easy to apply, it’s streak-free, quick-drying while delivering skin-perfecting coverage. Used daily –applied to clean, dry skin in an upward circular motion – to achieve a deepening tan, it doesn’t contain the “fake tan” scent and is clinically proven to hydrate the skin for up to 48 hours. Note: Exfoliate regularly to maintain the St. Tropez glow, allow four to eight hours before getting wet and make sure to wash the palms of your hands after application.

And for those who want to keep looking refreshed on those sizzling days of summer, there’s Bliss Triple Oxygen Radiance Restoring Mist. The all-in-one facial mist with CPR technology provides radiance, toning, and hydration, while protecting skin against environmental aggressors – the end result being one of a glow-y complexion. Two pluses: it’s ideal to keep hydrated while on planes, and can be refrigerated for an extra cooling sensation.

It’s time to get your skincare game on for summer.

– Steven Carver

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#SELOVES: SickKids’ Scrubs in the City, The London Edition (+ Giveaway)

One of the hottest social events of the season also happens to be an event with impact. On Thursday June 2, the Evergreen Brickworks plays host to Scrubs in the City, the London Edition. Every year, Scrubs in the City raises funds for SickKids and this year is no different. SickKids clinicians aim to offer the best-in-class technology to deliver best-in-class care. This year’s goal is to raise funds for a new 3T MRI machine at SickKids. Quieter, faster, bigger, and more powerful, it will make the MRI experience less stressful for kids and family.

Scrubs - Save The DateAside from being philanthropic and for a great cause, one of my favourite aspects of this event are the themes. Every year, it’s different and this year, they’re doing London.

Are you a royal or a rebel? London’s a city of contrasts, and they’ll all be on display at this year’s Scrubs in the City, where the theme is London, and the cause is SickKids. So come as the London you are. Or want to be. It’s time to eat, drink and donate to the heartbeat of the city. For tickets and and more information, go to SickKidsFoundation.com/Scrubs or check out the event page on Facebook. You can also win a pair of tickets right here! To enter, just scroll down and use the widget below.

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What: Scrubs in the City does London
When:Thursday, June 2, 2013. Doors open at 7:00 p.m
(Doors open at 6.00 p.m. for Starlight Lounge Guests)
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4W 3X8

Tickets:
Individual Ticket: $195/ticket. Buy 8 or more tickets $175/ticket.
Ticket includes: Amazing food, open bar and fun entertainment.


Winners must live in the Toronto area to claim your prize.
Winners will be contacted on May 31st and have 24
hours to respond before another winner is chosen.
Contest closes May 30th 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.

 

 

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#SELOVES: The IKEA Pop-up Experience in Downtown Toronto

I love a good pop-up – they’re usually fun and it’s the perfect motivation to start shopping (as if we need the extra encouragement). The only thing better than a regular pop-up, is one that includes food. Last week, IKEA introduced us to their food-focused Pop-up Experience in the heart of downtown Toronto, the best of both worlds.
IKEA_PopUp_TorontoIKEA_PopUp_SpoonsLocated at 363 King St. West (at King St. W. and Blue Jays Way), the IKEA Pop-up Experience showcases ways to break any conventional food, decor and organizational rules (they also offer tips on how to grow your own herb garden). Attendees are invited to get interactive with the displays and the second you step foot into the space, you know the experience will be a fun one. You’re welcome shop while you wander – complete with an easy (maybe too easy) tap to select and buy option – and leave with your purchase at the end of your session, no lag or delivery time required. Or you can just soak in the inspiration from interesting place settings to healthy recipe ideas.

As you walk from room to room, you can shop, learn and eat. There are daily food samplings at the IKEA Pop-up from 12:00pm-2:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm (and learning sessions offered each Saturday from 1:00pm-5:00pm), where you can taste IKEA’s extensive culinary options, which are both healthy and sustainable, some of the which are vegan-friendly and they even have a selection of Pick & Mix candy that is both GMO and trans-fat free.
IKEA_PopUp_Dessert IKEA_PopUp_Dessert Ideas IKEA_PopUp_KitchenIKEA_PopUp_CulinaryIKEA_PopUp_ShopIKEA_PopUp_Place SettingsIKEA_PopUp_Herb GardenThe IKEA Pop-up is designed to take you through a culinary journey and to challenge how you look at food, from throwing an impromptu dinner party or just baking with the kids. The Pop-up Experience is open to the public from May 13 to May 26 and over 50 IKEA products will be available for purchase in the space, including household accessories and IKEA food products.

IKEA is also encouraging those on social media to accept the challenge to #StartFooding? With endless possibilities, IKEA aims to break the traditional culinary conventions. Are you up to the task? We love breaking rules and starting with dessert (because really, who doesn’t). Check out the IKEA Pop-up Experience at 363 King St. West and join in the fun, because we already did.

– Chenessa Lam

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