NYX is in The Six

NYX Cosmetics
For a cosmetics brand named after the Greek goddess of the night, the launch party to celebrate NYX’s first Canadian stand-alone store did not disappoint.

Candy-coloured sweet and savoury bites created by the all-female pop-up burger crew Burger Pawty were matched by the pastel-haired guests, which included star vloggers Beautycakez, LaurDIY and the confusingly-named c0ok1emonster, while a sampling of the L.A.-based beauty brand’s products from primers to blushes, lipsticks and eyeshadows added to the rainbow.
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Beauty Buzz: Birchbox celebrates you

Birchbox, Birchbox Canada
It’s been nearly a year since the popular beauty subscription service made its way to Canada, and five years since its inaugural U.S. bundle made makeup junkies and beauty sample fiends very happy.

Now Birchbox is showing its appreciation with a loaded September offering dedicated to the customer, complete with a bright and colourful box that whispers the positive sentiment in gold cursive font: “Psst…you’re beautiful.”

The painterly box houses six must-have items from caffeine eye cream to maybe the best-smelling body scrub ever. Let’s dig in! Continue reading

Cheers to fall fashion

wine, byrdie, henrique gendreOkay, so it was still warm enough this week that small beads of sweat collected under the chambray shirt I opted to pair with a cute button-front mini but, when the sun goes down, it becomes impossible not to face facts: fall is on its way.

And while I’m happy enough with the season itself—because COATS SO MANY BEAUTIFUL COATS—it also means the most horrible time of the year is just waiting around the corner to make being outdoors for longer than it takes to jog-walk to the streetcar stop a regrettable affair. Winter. Is. Coming. (And I don’t even watch “Game of Thrones.”)

Before that happens, let’s celebrate the upcoming sartorial options that have blossomed before us like a carnation from the seats cards at Oscar de la Renta in the best possible way: by looking at the influence of alcohol on the colour story.
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Alexa Chung: Multi-hyphenate mogul

alexa chung
The husky-voiced Brit is more than a leggy model whose gams make a strong case for flats even when formal. She’s more than the envy of every girl who’s tried to master the cat eye.

She’s more than the author of a cheeky memoir/advice book—aptly named “It”—more than a frequent collaborator with cool brands, still more than “the ultimate millennial bait.” She’s a budding techie and you can call her Alexa Zuckerberg-Chung. Continue reading