June 19, 2012
April 20, 2012
We Tried It: Live Clean Professional
When Earth Day comes around each year, I start thinking about the ways I can make a small change to be kinder to the planet. In the past, I’ve resolved to stop using plastic water bottles and to not salt my driveway in the winter. But when samples of the new Live Clean Professional line came across my desk recently, I began thinking that the change for this year could be an easier one - and prettier too!
March 28, 2012
March 16, 2012
Our New Obsession: Multi-Coloured Nails
There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint on your nails to brighten your day (or at least your look). With the arrival of spring and a strong desire to add some colour to our style, we’ve become somewhat addicted to painting our nails here at MSN.
But we’re not just picking one colour and calling it done, we’ve started pairing two colours and painting the ring finger of each hand in a different shade.
We’re totally loving it, but we want to hear what you think. Check out some of our latest designs from the MSN offices below and let us know: Would you ever paint your nails more than one shade? What are your favourite colour combos?
February 07, 2012
Mark's Spring/Summer 2012 Preview
With Groundhog Day behind us and spring just around the corner, we are definitely turning our eyes to spring fashion - bright colors, floral prints and, of course, thoughts of warmer days.
Last week, we were able to attend a spring/summer fashion preview for Mark's. As soon as we walked in, we fell in love with the eye-catching colours and super-cute styles.
Here's a closer look at some of our favourites:
September 09, 2011
Nike Releases New Marty McFly Shoe
I have a co-worker who loves anything and everything about Back To The Future. Yes, I’m talking about the films that were released back in the ‘80s starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. So why am I bringing this up now and on a beauty and fashion blog? A new Back To The Future-inspired shoe has just been unveiled by Nike.
And it’s crazy and people are already so pumped up by its release.
September 08, 2011
A Blast From The Past I’m Happy To See Again: The Cougar Pillow Boot
There’s no other season that pulls me to the mall for shopping the way the fall does. I am always excited by the prospect of cozy new sweaters, coats and boots without fail. And even though I’ve already purchased a couple of pairs of boots for the cold weather ahead, I got a little giddy when I opened my mail today.
The Cougar Pillow Boot we all know and love from childhood is back!
June 23, 2011
Colour and Creativity Abound At The Crystal Light Designer Purse Challenge
Ask anyone who knows me what my fashion weakness is and they’ll tell you without any hesitation that it’s purses. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved carrying a purse and my closet is full of them in every shape, size, brand and colour.
My eyes lit up when I saw the invitation to the Crystal Light Designer Purse Challenge this week where I got to see eight amazing purses designed by fashion students. As I checked out the purses it really got me thinking about how I used to dream of being a fashion designer. In the long run, I didn’t end up going that route, but the designs really inspired me and made think about where my inspirations would have come from.
The creativity and professional look of the bags completely blew me away and, best of all, they were inspired by the flavours of Crystal Light (yes, I’m talking about the fruit flavouring you add to water). This may sound a bit unusual at first, but just wait until you see the designs!
Here’s a look at a few of my favourites:
April 29, 2011
Royal Wedding Fans Sure Know How To Dress
You don’t have to be in the royal family, or even in the UK, to sport a stunning fascinator, fancy hairband or hat. Nearly 300 people put on their finest outfits to attend a royal wedding themed taping of The Marilyn Show in Toronto this morning.
Although chilly in the outdoor tent, I felt perfectly dressed in my black dress, white cardigan and kitten heel pumps, but I was nowhere near as creative or fun as the majority of the show’s audience.
Of course, none of us could look as stunning as Kate Middleton in a dress designed by Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, that was “ to die for”, in the words of Jeanne Beker. But I did spot plenty of cute party dresses and headpieces. Here’s some of what I saw.
March 30, 2011
Our Favourite Joe Fresh Picks For Fall/Winter 2011
It should come as no surprise that the Joe Fresh show at Toronto’s LG Fashion Week Tuesday night was one hot ticket. Arguably the most accessible clothing line in Canada – but doesn’t it make grocery shopping so much more fun? – Joe packs a whole lot of style and adorableness into prices that are hard to resist. The Fall show featured classic looks, with swing coats, sparkly minis, lots of knits and some cozy-looking sweaters. Classic colours too – lots of camel, grey and black with fantastic hits of colour and gold accents (even gold-painted jeans!). Yes, the show opened with what has become Joe’s trademark orange but also, some fabulous jade and indigos that will definitely take the blah out of fall. Since we (Joanna and Alyssa) were lucky enough to snag a seat, here’s a peek at some of our faves…
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