Fake Friday = your weekly enabler report a whole day early. This week’s round-up is Easter-themed, full of delicious egg-shaped goodies, pastels and whimsy. This might also be the most economical enabler report yet – all of the items are under $100!
Deborah Lippmann Rockin’ Robin
If you’re looking for the perfect spring polish, Deborah Lippmann Rockin’ Robin from last year’s Staccato collection is it. The perfect robin’s egg blue punctuated with matte circular glitter, it is a dimensional shade that reminds me of equal parts Easter eggs and mint chocolate chip ice cream. Pick it up for $22 at Murale, Holt Renfrew and anywhere else Deborah Lippmann products are sold.… Read more
When we got engaged back in October, June 6 2015 felt lightyears away. As you’re reading this, we’re 415 days away from the big day…and only 8 days away from my first wedding dress shopping experience! As I’ve shared before, I’ll be test-driving Luxe Shopping Experiences next Thursday as my mom and I take on Yorkville with our host Jamie-Lee Braunack & stylist Shona from Shop with Shona. They’ve got quite the day planned for us.
White Toronto storefront, image via their website.
A car will pick my mom and I up from our house in the morning and we’ll start our day with tea at MoRoCo Chocolat.… Read more
Two thirds of Canadians know a woman who has experienced abuse. This is a really staggering number, especially when you consider we live in the country we do. In its continuing efforts to end violence against women, the Canadian Women’s Foundation has paired up with Winners and HomeSense to create the Shop for Hope campaign that runs from April 12 to May 11.
The campaign donates the net proceeds from the sale of specially marked goods to the Canadian Women’s Foundation to help raise hope (and funds) for women and children in local communities across Canada. The Canadian Women’s Foundation is one of the ten largest women’s foundations in the world and helps to empower women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty and into confidence.… Read more
I’m not sure when it happened, but what started as a single purchase has developed into a collection of 11 lip crayons. The how is a lot easier to explain: lip crayons have been increasing in popularity over the last year or so with many brands releasing their own versions. They’re hugely popular due to their no-sharpening-required packaging and unique formulas and I’m perfect proof that you won’t be able to stop at just one.
I’m into the lip crayon craze in a big way and after scrolling through the swatches below I have a feeling you’ll be clamouring for some crayons as well.… Read more
It’s been an interesting week full of miscommunication, pretty lippie and, yes, more wedding duties. I’m happy to announce that we’ve finally locked down a band and will probably be booking our photographer in the very near future – hooray! Few things make me happier than crossing items off my (mega-long) to-do list. I’ve already done a fair bit of enabling thanks to this post about Etsy & Indigo’s collaboration, but here are five more items
you’ll probably want to pick up immediately.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa
A few weeks ago, I told you about my experiences at the Vichy Skin Health Centre in Toronto and how excited I was to try out my prescribed products.… Read more
It’s been a very awkward two days for me. You see, on Monday evening LinkedIn started telling my professional network of 500+ connections that I had a new job. I got that feeling of dread as I saw the “congratulations” notifications piling up in my inbox. Let’s be clear: I’ve been at the same job for 2 years now and nothing has changed. Well, except for some minor details on my LinkedIn profile. At the gentle recommendation of a mentor of mine, I’ve been updating my channels to reflect my current role and abilities. So shocking! Unfortunately, this update came at a price.… Read more
Sometimes as a blogger you receive the kind of package that elicits squeals. In my case, I work at an agency with lots of lippie-loving ladies around so sometimes it’s a bunch of squeals. When I received my first-ever package from Dior, the squeals were so loud that people actually came over to see what the fuss was about.
[L-R: Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Wonderland, Pandore, Aventure & Mirage]
Everything was so beautiful, but one group of products in particular caught my eye – the new Dior Addict Fluid Sticks. They look unlike any product I’ve ever seen. When you open the product, you’re expecting that a perfectly shaped lipstick will slide out.… Read more
One of the perks of being a bride-to-be is an even better than usual excuse to be trolling Etsy on the regular. I’m a sucker for all the pretty things and Etsy offers one of the best bounties on the interwebs. It’s also my favourite place to get cheap, pretty washi tape. My favourite real-life location for pretty things is Indigo, so imagine my excitement when the two paired up for a pop-up shop.
The shop exists online & offline and features 9 awesome vendors. You can check out all of the items in the Etsy at Indigo collection here, but I’ve hand-picked a few of my favourites below.… Read more
Friday couldn’t come quickly enough this week. It’s been a pretty stressful one and I’m more than happy to be spending tonight curled up in bed with The Good Wife on Netflix. I’m not embarrassed to admit that I’m on Season 2 and only started about a week ago…oops. This week’s crop of indulgences are pretty wallet-friendly and are guaranteed to make your smile and perk you up after a long week.
Zara Short Printed Jacket
Ladylike jackets have been on my shopping list two weeks running now, and for good reason. As we transition from cooler weather to our favourite Canadian hot-and-cold climate, having a lightweight topper is more than necessary.… Read more
In just one month, Kleinfeld Canada will open its doors at Hudson’s Bay on Queen St. in Toronto. A month after that, I have my appointment…hopefully to say yes to the dress! I’m getting pretty excited to wiggle my way into some frothy white gorgeousness and have been giving some serious thought to my must-haves.
Need: straps or an illusion neckline of some kind (to reign in the bust), a fitted waist (to show off the smallest part of my body) and some sort of sparkle or embellishment.
Want: tulle or lace, girly & romantic details
Here are 5 dresses that have elements of what I’m looking for.… Read more