Virtual Popped Collars – The 7 Deadly Sins of Social Media

I’ve got a confession to make. I think Twitter and I are in the midst of the terrible twos. I’ve been active on social media for just over two years now; just enough time for certain things to start getting on my nerves. I began getting little twinges about a…

A Glymm-er of beauty

I’m a sucker for tiny, pretty things. That’s probably explains a) why I have a tiny puppy b) my insatiable appetite for beauty samples. There’s something about miniature beauty treats that makes me fall in love (maybe it’s the promise of falling in love & adding more full-sized goodies to…

Summer Berry Breakfast Muffins

After a few months of teasingly hot-and-cold weather here in Toronto, the sun is finally shining and the Ontario-grown berries are plentiful. At the grocery store this week, I couldn’t resist the draw of the succulently, sweet and slightly mushy Ontario strawberries…which is why I decided to muck around with…

RIP Oxford Comma, I won’t miss you one bit.

There’s been much ado about nothing today. Who knew a little punctuation could cause so much grief? The University of Oxford styleguide (PR edition) no longer supports the use of the Oxford Comma (street name: serial comma). Big whoop. For those of you feeling much maligned about the superfluous punctuation’s…

Summer-proof your beauty routine

The dog days aren’t over – they’re just beginning. Summertime can be a catch-22 for beauty addicts. Summer is a great time to experiment with bright, fun colours but creeping temperatures usually result in sliding makeup. [photo courtesy of doornail243 on flickr] With a few easy swaps (and a few…

PR 101: Don’t be a Weiner

By now, you’ve heard the story of U.S. Democratic Representative Weiner, he of Twitpic fame. [missing out? see the end of this post for The Anatomy of a Scandal] It sounds like a bad joke: Representative Weiner tweets a photo of his wiener. Unfortunately for the Representative, this situation was…

Little Luxe-uries

If you’re a friend, follow me on Twitter or peruse this blog on a regular basis, you probably know I’m a beauty junkie. I’ve got that coveted-yet-embarassing VIB status at Sephora and whoever found my lost Shoppers Optimum Card probably had a field day with the points. It’s no surprise…