I recently got a sample of the Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat at Sephora and I have to say my nail ritual has changed. For anyone like me who loves their nails to look polished but doesn’t really have the time to wait for them to fully dry or wants to do gel nail treatments or just likes the opportunity to change them to suit their their mood, this is your solution. The Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat actually cures on the nails in 5 minutes with no UV light needed using a new scientific processes where the nails won’t even smudge after the 5 minutes. You can go about your day while having amazing shiny nails, with no wait time. The polymer also helps fix any brush stroke mistakes you may have made with your polish, could this really get any better? As an added bonus it is a ‘4-free’ formulation, meaning no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene or DBP. This is definitely a new must have in my cosmetic bag.
Last week I was lucky enough to preview the Isabel Marant for H&M collection and let me say it is even better than I expected. The pieces not only look like some of Marant’s collections past, but the quality and the fit are definitely up to any Marant fan’s standards.
The pieces are so wearable and have a great bohemian/rocker timeless nature that you will enjoy in your closets for years to come. Then there is the men’s and the kids both collections are equally as incredible as the women’s. Marant’s approach the whole time was that the children should be able to wear what the adults wear, just smaller, which is great for any of those smaller fashion fans out there. This is definitely a collection not to miss!
Here are a few of my favourite pieces on my wish list:
Stay tuned as I will post all collection pieces and prices closer to the launch date to help you get your shopping lists ready. November 14th is not that far away!
Fashionistas everywhere are rejoicing at the news that Isabel Marant is H&M‘s newest design collaboration. Marant’s amazing bohemian with an edge sensibilities is a favourite with many in the fashion community, but for many the price points were just a little out of range. This collaboration will feature clothing and accessories for both men and women and will be launching Nov 14th. Marant is joining the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Matthew Williamson, Marni, Maison Martin Margiela etc. I know I am eagerly awaiting the collection preview.
I got a little held up last year keeping this site up to date as work was a little nuts. That being said I am going to be much more focused on keeping the updates and posts more frequent. A few things I discovered in 2012 that I felt I had to share are some of my new must haves that I can’t seem to survive without. So here they are:
Giorgio Armani Maestro Eraser
This is a concealer skin treatment hybrid and it is amazing and the new direction of cosmetics. This concealer contains ingredients that help treat the dark circles as well. It blends beautifully and as always I am a big fan of any products that performs multitasking. You can find it at Holt Renfrew and at some Sephora‘s here in Canada as well as all better departments stores in the US.
Becca Beach Tint
This Beach Tint from Becca is great as a lip and cheek water-resistant tint. Becca has finally returned to Canada with Sephora and this is one of my favorite products I use everyday. The colour can be applied in layers to decide on the intensity and natural looking so great even for makeup newbies.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy
I have always been a huge fan of Fresh beauty products. This Advanced Therapy from their Sugar lip line is unbelievable. It provides so much moisture than the previous ones and is absolutely a must have in anyone’s bag during the winter months. I have to say my lips seem to be finally surviving this winter thanks to this product. I never leave home without it.
The other day I was touring around Dannijo‘s website and I was going through their press section when I saw the most exciting thing, Dannijo is launching a shoe collection. How did I miss this? I am so excited to see it when it launches this fall. Until then, here is the WWD article I scooped off of Dannijo’s site, as I just had to share this exciting news.
It has been confirmed, the next designer collaboration for H&M will be Maison Martin Margiela. The collection will launch in stores November 15th. Let’s see if it will be as conceptual as Marni’s collaboration. I am hoping they will still use the quality materials like we have been seeing in collections past. Stay tuned for images when they are released…
Rumor has it that the next H&M designer collaboration is going to be Maison Martin Margiela according to WWD, not Tom Ford as was originally being talked about before the Marni launch this past spring. Could this be
another successful collaboration like Marni or more of a miss like Comme Des Garcon amongst the fashion community. I am definitely interested to see what will be the result if the rumors are true as I am a huge fan of Maison Martin Margiela as well as MM6. Right now according to the twitterverse it is definitely mixed reviews though. If this is the case expect to see the collection as an off-holiday launch. What are your thoughts?
Every season Chanel‘s Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel make up, creates polish colours to complement the collection that creates an absolute frenzy with fashion and make up fans. These trend setting colours sell out and have even been found on eBay for 3x their retail price, Chanel Jade anyone? This fall 2012 Le Vernis shade is no exception. For this fall look Peter only created one Le Vernis shade for the runway to complement the incredible make up that included crystal eyebrows and wardrobe, “Frenzy” is a stunning greyish taupe that is bound to create a frenzy this fall. I predict seeing it on many nails when it is released.
So it is no secret that when I find something amazing I usually become obsessed. Dannijo is definitely no exception to this. Dannijo, the brainchild of two sisters, Danielle and Jodie, is an amazing jewelry line that makes some of the most incredible statement pieces, and has a huge fashion following especially with style fave, Man Repeller. Yes the prices are on the higher side, but I can definitely vouch that they are well worth it, as they are items you will keep and cherish for years to come. As well whenever I wear mine I get stopped everywhere over them. Dressed up or down, wearing one of their pieces always brings me joy. I have posted some of my fave pieces to start your addiction with!
Finally after much anticipation cb2 has finally opened it’s doors in Toronto. The extended wait definitely was worth it, as the newly restored former Big Bop has been brought back to it’s old glory on the exterior and it is a fantastic shopping experience on the inside, the furniture and accessories are like candy for the home. Here are a few pieces that I am lusting after:
The store is definitely worth a visit…happy shopping.