5 Lessons from The Great Instagram Cull of 2014

Instagram purchased followers toronto bloggers

Friends, the other shoe has finally dropped. This morning, we woke to news that Instagram’s fake follower cull had swept the Toronto blogging scene (and beyond). The curtain, so to speak, has been lifted on whose follower counts had been greatly inflated by bots, purchased followers and other types of fakes. This doesn’t really come [...]

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The Gift Guide: Just For You

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N’Sync had the best of intentions, but you can’t always get away with giving love to the girl who has everything. (Too punny? Did I go too far? We can discuss later…) You know the girl: she’s always has the cutest knick-knacks, the best statement necklaces and likely little self restraint. If you have that [...]

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The Gift Guide: Man Friends

Holiday Gifts for Guys

Boys. They’re notoriously hard to buy for. My go-to is always big-ticket items that I know they’ve been wanting or experiences that are too fun to pass up (tickets to a concert or sporting event, racecar driving, staycations). That said, I know I love to open up presents and love gifting useful and yes, exciting, [...]

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The Gift Guide: Girlfriends

Gifts for Girlfriends Holiday Gift Guide 2014

‘Tis [almost] better to gift than to receive. This year’s holiday gift guide will make shopping for your friends & family just as fun as tearing through your own pile of gifts at the end of the season. First up to the plate is a collection of little luxuries for your ladies. Spoiling your girls [...]

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Upgrade your 5-minute face

Real Techniques Face Expert Brush Review photos Stephanie Fusco

Every extra second in bed counts. Especially on weekday mornings, I’m a firm believer in the 5-minute face. Recently, I’ve discovered a few tweaks that make your everyday hair & makeup routine feel a bit more luxurious and give you a bit more bounce in your step. It doesn’t happen often around here, but these [...]

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5 Foolproof Wedding Planning Tools

Wedding Inspiration Bulletin Board

When you’re staring down an engagement of a year and 8 months, you can lose sight of how quickly the wedding is coming since it always feels so far away. As of yesterday, we’re down to only 7 months before our wedding and yes, things are a bit bonkers. Although I was completely sold on [...]

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3 Advent Calendars To Buy Right Now

Benefit Cosmetics Advent Calendar 2014

Resist if you feel you must, but once Nov. 1 rolls around it’s officially time to countdown to the holidays! At least according to retail, but I’m alright with that. I had a bit of a sneaky start to my holiday-loving extravaganza when the Oh Joy! for Target holiday collection launched last weekend, but as [...]

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Spooky Beauty Picks

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It’s only fitting that as a notorious Halloween Last-Minuter (I’m still working on my costume as I write this…) I’m sharing some last-minute Halloween beauty picks. If you’re like me and are scrambling to get your costume together before Friday, take solace in the fact that makeup can be your greatest ally. Pale your skin, [...]

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