How to Style A Bar Cart
All of the essentials needed to create the perfect bar cart display

How to Throw a DIY Easter Egg Decorating Party
Everything you'll need to throw a fabulous Easter party

New Mark. Saint Barts Soleil Collection
The collection you need in your beach bag this summer

By AMANDA   Thu April 17, 2014 @ 10:26 AM EDT (Thu April 17, 2014 at 10:26 AM)

The bar cart is a must-have item in our opinion. Pretty glasses and dishware should not be hidden in cupboards and everyday should feel like a celebration. Plus, they make the perfect location to display fresh flowers and fruit, or your favourite party decor. 

Today, we're highlighting our favourite ways to style a bar cart:...

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By AMANDA   Fri April 11, 2014 @ 7:45 AM EDT (Fri April 11, 2014 at 7:45 AM)

If you're anything like us, you'll take just about any excuse to throw a party. With the arrival of spring, (and nicer weather) we're in the mood to celebrate. Easter is on it's way and we recently collaborated with Quantrelle.ca and Pottery Barn on a darling shoot to help get us in the mood. We love the idea of throwing a DIY Easter Egg Decorating Party. Think pastel decor, old-fashioned egg decorating kits, delicious sweets and gold glitter galore. Pottery Barn has an Easter collection that provided the perfect backdrop for our party. 

Everything you'll need:

Tissue Garland. Spring flowers. Cupcake Stands. Cupcakes. Pastel Dishware. Easter Egg Decorating Kit. Gold Spray Paint. Gold Glitter. Pink Lemonade.

Shop the shoot:

Pottery Barn: Best Bunnies Cupcake Stands, Orange & Pink Tableware, Bunny Egg Holders, Glass Cups

Check out the below SLIDESHOW to see more snaps from our shoot.


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By AMANDA   Tue April 8, 2014 @ 5:40 PM EDT (Tue April 8, 2014 at 5:40 PM)

It's the collection we're all going to need in our beach bag this summer. When this landed on my desk I couldn't open it fast enough. As soon as I see anything that looks like it may smell like a mix of the beach, suncreen and coconuts I get really excited. The packaging was so amazing and I was hoping it would live up to my high expectations. I'm happy to report that it did.

The new mark. Saint Barts Soleil collection features a Shimmering Body Lotion ($14), Eau De Toilette Spray ($24), and Island Beauty Face Compact ($18). The scent is a mix of Caribbean waters, exotic coconut milk and frangipani flower. It's a nice, light and airy fragrance - perfect for a day at the beach or a summer day. Or you can do what I do and use it when the weather is cold to remind you of summer. The body lotion has a sparkle to it, so it will work great for summer nights. The face compact is a mix of bronze, blush and champagne. You can use them together or individually to create the look you want.

Also pictured above is the mark. That's Beachy Texturizing Surf Spray ($16), designed to give you the beachy hair look without the drying salt factor. All products are available this May through Avon independent sales rep or online at Avon.ca.

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By AMANDA   Thu April 3, 2014 @ 10:19 PM EDT (Thu April 3, 2014 at 10:19 PM)

It's the launch of Nina Ricci's newest limited edition fragrance, La Tentation de Nina, and it's almost like it was made just for us. The adorable new fragrance is housed in a hot pink bottle with gold cap and apple bite. It really is a thing of beauty. And the smell? Divine! 

It's a macaron-inspired fragrance, and was born through a collaboration between Master Perfumer Olivier Cresp and macaron-specialists Ladurée. The fragrance boasts notes of apple, grapefruit, raspberries, almonds, lemons, Bulgarian rose, macaron and base notes of Bourbon vanilla, white musk and sandalwood. It's a combination of fresh, sweet and rich, all rolled into one delicious scent. 

To celebrate the launch, Nina Ricci Fragrances has opened a beautiful pop-up shop in Toronto located at Queen & Bathurst (567 Queens Street West). The shop will be open for one weekend only, beginning Friday, April 4th. The fragrance will be avaiable for purchase, along with a macaron samples for the first 50 visitors. We got a sneak peek (pictured above) and I can safely say, it's worth the visit. 

Pop-up shop hours:...

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By AMANDA   Thu April 3, 2014 @ 8:52 AM EDT (Thu April 3, 2014 at 8:52 AM)

Coming out of a long, cold winter, it's only natural that our skin could use some extra moisture, our makeup could use an update and our moods could use a lift. Now is the perfect time to start prepping for warmer days ahead and that's why today we are sharing our new, favourite beauty products for spring 2014.

Check out all of the details below: ...

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By AMANDA   Wed April 2, 2014 @ 11:06 AM EDT (Wed April 2, 2014 at 11:06 AM)

Kaley Cuoco Sweeting is Cosmopolitan's May cover girl and we're loving this shoot. Kaley rocks a casual look on the cover with jean shorts and a tank. Inside, she wears a baby blue dress that you're going to love. Check it out in the slideshow below. 

You can also read some of the details from the interview here, where Kaley talks about her split with co-star Johnny Galecki, her marriage to Ryan Sweeting and her 10-day fling with Superman - basically answering all of the questions we've been wondering about. 


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By AMANDA   Wed April 2, 2014 @ 11:06 AM EDT (Wed April 2, 2014 at 11:06 AM)

If you're like us, and basically love to live in your yoga wear, then you'll want to continue reading. New Zealand based company, Icebreaker, has just launched its first line of Merino yoga-inspired garments for Spring/Summer 2014. 

We've had a chance to test out the new line and it's one of the comfiest yoga collections we've tried. Merino wool tops, tights and shorts make the clothes soft and extra lightweight and the best part? Odor resistant! Which translates to less washing and longer wear. Our favourite pieces from the collection are the Spirit Capri pant, which is tight below the knee and free-flowing on top allowing you to feel less constrained and we love the Spirit Tank, which gives you room to move without feeling self-conscious about the way you may look in some of those yoga poses. 

You can check out the full collection here. Let us know what you think of the new line below. Is this a collection you would try?

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By AMANDA   Mon March 31, 2014 @ 6:08 PM EDT (Mon March 31, 2014 at 6:08 PM)

It's official. I've retired my winter makeup and have dived straight into bright shadows, rosy cheeks and juicy lips. Spring has arrived, and with it comes a welcomed change in my fashion and makeup. I've also added two new products from Make Up For Ever to my spring beauty routine. The new Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush and the Limited Edition Arty Blossom Palette are both available just in time for spring and once you see the colours you'll see why. 

The HD Cream Blush goes on smooth and silky. It doesn't clump and essentially melts into the skin. The colour is long-lasting and comes in 16 different shades. The Arty Blossom Palette is here for a limited time only and both the inside and outside of the palette are worth getting excited about. The palette contains 8 shades, including gold plum, metallic copper, gold beige, fresh peach, fresh pink, gold green, pearly turquoise and pearly white.

You can also check out this online tutorial for how to use the Arty Blossom Palette. 

Do you have a favourite spring collection? Let us know which spring beauty products are your current favourites. 

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