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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: Love Your Mom with A Simple Gesture

There are so many ways to show your mother you care, whether it’s through a gesture or a thoughtful gift it’s important to always make your mom feel appreciated both on this special day and everyday.

We often wonder about the best gift for one of the most important people in your life, and on Mother’s Day there are so many different things that she would love, but if you’re having trouble finding the right gift or she’s the woman who has everything, feeling appreciated and spending time together is always top on her list.

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Mom’s have been here for us since the start, they taught us to walk, talk and have shaped us into the people we are today. They always know what’s best and sure, maybe they aren’t always right but as humans, who really is. This weekend, appreciate your mom with the little things like morning coffee, family brunch and Skype dates, whether she’s near or far show mom just how much you care!

Our editors will be spending the weekend showing our mom’s how much they are appreciated everyday. From our families to yours, Happy Mother’s Day!

– Vanessa Cioffi

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#SELOVES: Holiday Shopping without the Headaches

The holidays are generally a manic time of year – I’m pretty sure that’s the understatement of the century. In between work, friends and family get-togethers, your time may be limited. When it comes to holiday shopping, there are a few things to keep in mind to minimize headaches and stress levels. We’re going to share a few of our favourite tips and tricks to staying sane and avoiding the holiday rush.

Do your Research
A few minutes can save you a lot of time. Instead of blindly walking into a store and going from rack to rack and aisle to aisle, have a plan and stick to it. If you need inspiration go online, making a list will also help you stay on track.
Do your Research

Maximize your Lunch Break
We all love our lunch breaks but why not spend it running an errand or two. If you want to avoid the evening and weekend rush, just make a quick pit stop before returning desk-side. You can be in and out in a matter of minutes, while also getting a coffee and maybe even a breath of fresh air.
Maximize your Lunch Break

Online, Anytime
If you want to avoid people all together, then technology is your best friend. Almost everything is available online these days and since I’ve discovered PayPal’s updated app, I’ve been shopping easily on-the-go. From the couch to the streetcar, you can shop quickly with the click of your fingers or the touch of your thumbs, avoiding all of the line-ups and crowds.
Paypal, Shop Online, Anytime.

No matter where your holidays take you, don’t let the holiday rush get you down. Whether you plan on shopping online or off, get one step ahead of the game to ensure a stress free holiday season!

– Chenessa Lam

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#SELOVES: Animal Lovers Give Back with TOMS One for One

Giving back is always a great way to show your love and appreciation to the world we live in. With so much happening in the world around us it’s hard to keep track of everyone in need of protection. TOMS always finds a way to bring awareness to so many different partnerships with their the One for One programs.

This past fall TOMS announced their partnership with the National Geographic Big Cats Collection, as a cat lover the choice to support this great program came easy as I began to read some of the recent statistics of Big Cats in the wild that are disappearing in the world around us. The National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative has worked to reverse the decline through on-the-ground conversation and educational projects in Africa, Asia, North and South America.

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Nat Geo Leopard Noah, $189, toms.ca

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Nat Geo Women’s Jaguar Classics, $70, toms.ca

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Nat Geo Men’s Lion Paseos, $75, toms.ca

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Nat Geo Big Cats Backpack, $108, toms.ca

The TOMS and National Geographic Big Cats Collection features a special edition line of footwear, sunglasses and backpacks for men, women and children ranging from $38 to $168 CAD. The collection features design elements representing big cats as well as iconic photography from the National Geographic’s image library. The TOMS One for One Animal Initiative program will drive awareness and funding for global animal protection for Big Cats and with our support and awareness we can come together to help minimize the dangers that Big Cats are facing in the wild.

– Vanessa Cioffi

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#SELOVES: The Holiday Edition of the One of A Kind Show (+GIVEAWAY)

I always appreciate something that’s handmade or made locally. In a time where almost everything is mass produced, it may be difficult to seek out local goods but luckily for us, one of the most popular maker’s markets is arriving in Toronto just in time for the holiday season.

The One of a Kind Show Returns to Toronto for the Holidays

For the past fourty-one years, the One of a Kind Show has brought together local artisans and created a platform for them to share their creations with consumers. This year, the OOAK Show will have over 800 exhibitors featuring Canadian artisans and designers from coast to coast offering everything from fashion to food to home décor. Whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, we’ve picked out a few of our favourites below!

Assorted macarons boxes $13 to $55 by Michael Gesualdi, AG MacaronsAssorted macarons boxes $13 to $55 by
Michael Gesualdi, AG Macarons.

Various face masks $42 each by Narae Kim and Elie Nehme, Artifact Skin Co

Various face masks $42 each by Narae Kim and
Elie Nehme, Artifact Skin Co.

Beard oil $18, hand painted badge hair brush $135, hand turned razor $75 and shaving soap $17 by Amber Nice, Cutthroat Shaving

Beard oil $18, hand painted badge hair brush $135,
hand turned razor $75 and shaving soap $17 by
Amber Nice, Cutthroat Shaving.

Wooden air plant holder $45 by Pierre Boulanger, Manu Lerendu & David-Alexandre Labossière, Okopo
Wooden air plant holder $45 by Pierre Boulanger,
Manu Lerendu & David-Alexandre Labossière, Okopo.

I love visiting the OOAK Show because I often leave inspired by the unique and original designs. It’s a great place to spend the weekend or an afternoon with a loved one or even a few friends. With the holidays right around the corner, why not pop by and kick start your holiday shopping early.

In the spirit of the holidays, we’ve partnered with the OOAK Show to give away 10 pairs of tickets (yes, you read that correctly, 10!). To enter, just use the widget below.



For more information on OOAK Toronto, go to oneofakindshow.com. Goodluck and happy shopping!

Winners will be contacted via email on November 26th and
have 24 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.
Contest closes November 25th at 11:59 PM EST.


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