Posts Written On April 2016

Beauty Selects for the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Check out Cold Water Creek items for the perfect Mother’s Day collection:
Coldwater Creek Garden Song Convertible Bag
Brand: Coldwater Creek 
Price: $69.95
Coldwater Creek Signs of Summer Easy Care Sleeveless Tunic
Brand: Coldwater Creek 
Price: $79.95 (misses + petites) $89.95 (women’s plus)
Coldwater Creek Early Bird Knit Robe
Brand: Coldwater Creek 
Price: $79.95 (misses) $89.95 (women’s plus)

Spring 2

Brand: Coldwater Creek 
Style Name: Prairie Flowers Knit PJs
Price:  $79.95 (misses) $89.95 (women’s plus)

Summer 1

Brand: Coldwater Creek 
Price: $19.95
Coldwater Creek Watch It Grow Gardening Set
Brand: Coldwater Creek 
Price: $39.95

Dom Streater wins Project Runway OtterBox Challenge

Fashion designer Dom Streater, best known by fans as Project Runway’s 12th season winner, is the winner of the OtterBox Smartphone Case Design Challenge.

Verizon partnered with Otterbox to host the challenge helping to further remove style barriers from tech by teaming up with Project Runway: All Stars and OtterBox to design the most-fashionable smartphone cases. Below I have included information about the design and the challenge.


Winning Design

OtterBox is producing not just one, but two separate Symmetry Series cases featuring her designs, which are sold exclusively by Verizon. Streater’s two winning case designs each boast its own sense of style. The first case features a sophisticated Pink Swirl design with a black and white geometric pattern highlighted by bold pink floral accents. The second case has a Green Diamond design with a black and white diamond-patterned background and green botanical accents. The attractive cases are now available both online and in Verizon stores for iPhone 6s ($39.99), iPhone 6s Plus ($49.99), and Samsung Galaxy S7 ($39.99).


The Challenge

For the OtterBox Challenge, the all-star designers were tasked with creating an original print that could both walk down a runway and be used on a smartphone case, with the winning design to be featured on a Symmetry Series smartphone case. For the print-on-print challenge, each designer was tasked with creating their own print. After print creation, they each received $200 to purchase a second print. All designs were to feature their original design plus the design they purchased. However, Streater decided to take it to the next level by creating both designs to provide the print-on-print effect, versus purchasing a design as the second print.

Case Loyalty Program 

With the OtterBox Smartphone Case Design Challenge phone cases, the days of being tied to one phone case are over. Verizon’s Case Loyalty Program lets you purchase one of the design colors and receive a 25% off code for the next case you buy. Redeem the 25% off code and receive a 30% off code for the next case. Stay stylish, and have a case for every occasion. The more cases, the more savings.


All She Wrote by EGR

Welcome to my world. All She Wrote.

From downtown Toronto alley ways to my backyard and even my basement music studio, I’ve been caught doing my thing with my one and only. Bell Fibe TV1 has recently launched All She Wrote, a documentary series about artists like me doing our thing, from around the world, and why we do what we do.

Preview All She Wrote, EGR:

Blank Canvases are raising money to bring arts programming into at risk neighbourhoods for free, and to teach kids about Toronto artists. Join us in an empty Toronto warehouse at Spadina and Wellington for an old school
Factory Art Party!

The Line Design Lab & Espresso Bar –
49 Spadina Avenue #100, Toronto, ON M5V 2J1
Saturday, April 30, 2016  9 PM – 1 AM



Mother’s Day Must-haves From IT!

You got it from your momma —now help her look and feel her most beautiful this Mother’s day with a little brush therapy and the perfect pop of pink from IT Cosmetics, a great way to say “thank you” to the number one IT Girl in your life!


 Great skin starts with great brushes and NEW IT Brushes for Ulta Fall In Love With Brushes Limited-Edition 3-Piece Set is created from the finest quality of cruelty-free synthetic hair and custom cut for precision application. Each densely-packed brush is designed to do the work for you! The set includes The Love Your Skin Foundation Brush, The Love Your Skin Powder/Blush Brush, and The Love Your Skin Eye Shadow Brush. ($39.50, available exclusively at ULTA stores and



The lip and cheek products in the #1 best-selling shade Je Ne Sais Quoi work with any complexion to give you your perfect flush of pink. One swipe on the lips and cheeks is all you need to look perfectly polished day or night!

Vitality Lip Flush™ 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain $20
Combines your balm, gloss, stain & lipstick into one formula that doesn’t come off until you take it off!

Vitality Lip Blush™ Hydrating Gloss Stain $24

Glides on like a lightweight serum, drenching your lips in cushiony rich pigment that lasts all day.

Vitality Lip Blush™ Hydrating Gloss Soft Stain $24

Delivers high shine & 50% less stain than the original for softer, sheerer color that’s equally as beautiful.

Vitality Flush Stain Stick Lip & Cheek Reviver  $24

Hydrates your skin while adding a naturally pretty pop of pink to your lips & cheeks.

Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick $24
Smooths on lush color while blurring away lip lines & evening your lip tone for a younger-looking smile.

CC+™ Vitality Brightening Crème Blush $24

Diffuses the look of imperfections and instantly brightens your complexion with a lit-from-within glow.

CC+™ Radiance Ombré Blush $24

Transforms from matte to radiant, bringing your most luminous skin to life in just one sweep.
All are available now at ItCosmetics!


Vegan Makeup: Osmosis Goji Berry Liquid Foundation


Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics is proud to launch their Long Wear Liquid Foundation Line for all skin types. Featuring 8 shades, these incredible foundations give light to full build able coverage while gliding on smooth for an even, flawless complexion. A true long wear formula, each Osmosis Colour Long Wear Liquid Foundation is water resistant and will never make skin appear oily or too dry. Instead, each foundation provides a semi dewy finish that’s sure to last all day.
After each use, skin will look natural, luminous and lifted. What makes it so is the Goji Berry Blend Extract (lycium barbarum fruit extract) as it is a powerful antioxidant and skin conditioning agent. Goji berry extract includes amino acids and proteins to aid skin cells in regenerating. These orange-red berries, also referred to as wolfberries, are considered by some to be a veritable fountain of youth.
Shades: Fair, Golden Light, Golden Medium, Honey, Natural Light, Natural Medium, Beige Dark and Olive.
Price: $45

JURLIQUE – Earth Day + Rosacea Awareness Month!

April is quite the busy month for Jurlique! The entire month of April is Rosacea Awareness Month and April 22nd is EarthDay. Scan 213

If you’re struggling with Rosacea, Jurlique’s Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream is here to help. This cream contains Redness Rescue Complex which helps calm visible redness with Jurlique’s organic blend of calming ingredients.


Jurlique doesn’t only celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd; their promise to the earth is to minimizing their environmental footprint every day while creating your favorite Jurlique products. See below on how they are constantly pitching in to save our environment:

  • Saved over 2,000 kilo liters of water every year by transporting it from their factory to their farm just down the road to help their plants grow
  • Saved 1,102 trees by reducing their carbon emissions by 20%
  • Implemented 260 solar panels on their farm and warehouse
  • Transitioned some of their old aluminum tubes to plastic packaging eliminating 70% of waste during production


To celebrate further, Jurlique is having an Earth Day promotion where you can receive a FREE 7 piece gift set + an eco-tote bag with any purchase over $60 with the promo code “EARTHDAY” at checkout.


Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream ($46 at

This high performance soothing cream features our proprietary Comfort Complex including Calendula, to help comfort sensitivity, while essential fatty acids provide optimum hydration and skin barrier protection benefits with antioxidants to help protect against environmental aggressors. Skin feels restored, comforted and hydrated.

  • Redness Rescue Complex: Super-potent, organically grown Calendula is the star ingredient in our proprietary Comfort Complex. This new organic blend brings together enhanced levels of Chamomile, Echinacea, Self-Heal, Spilanthes and Marshmallow extracts to provide an effective defense in soothing red, sensitized skin.


Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist ($24 at

A daily hydrating mist featuring the relaxing scent of rose that restores, tones, and hydrates the complexion in one simple spritz. With its rich infusion of rose and marshmallow living energy, this formula provides the skin with balancing, moisturizing refreshment. Ideal for normal/combination skin types.


Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil ($50 at

This luxurious, lightweight facial treatment keeps skin hydrated and in perfect balance—during the day or night. It deeply moisturizes, helps to improve skin’s suppleness and elasticity, and addresses signs of uneven texture. It re-balances natural oil production to calm oily areas and hydrate dry skin areas. A great way to protect from moisture loss and environmental aggressors, this formula replenishes the complexion and brings a soft youthful glow to dull, dry skin.


Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum ($56 at

This youth defense concentrate serum features a proprietary active complex: Naturadiance PB18+ to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, help increase elasticity, restore radiance and increase hydration, while antioxidants create a natural defense shield to help protect against environmental aggressors. Leaves skin visibly glowing, hydrated and younger-looking.




Jurlique Nutri-Define Collection:

A deeply hydrating concentrated treatment essence infused with powerful botanicals to deeply replenish the skin and restore moisture to help maintain optimum skin balance and a youthful appearance. Essential Conditioning Lotion delivers the first active layer of Biosome5 nutrients to address the multiple signs of ageing, and is a foundational step in your skin care ritual.

A total eye contour treatment. This concentrated balm with powerful botanicals helps visibly reduce the signs of wrinkles, slackened skin and treat dehydration around the delicate eye contour area. Helps the appearance of skin firmness, density and skin brightness in the eye area. The eye contour area appears more lifted, defined and with a smoother appearance.

A smoothing, silky-soft creamy cleanser with natural polishing beads helps to gently refine skin texture while retaining skin’s essential moisture levels to restore a smooth and glowing complexion. Skin feels refined, refreshed and perfectly cleansed.

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Jurlique Sun Specialist Range:

This rich cream combines UVA and UVB sunscreen ingredient technology with new Superberry Complex, a fruit extract blend that delivers essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids to condition and protect the skin from the effects of environmental aggressors. Inca Inchi Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and a special blend of natural emollients and Shea Butter help to maintain optimum skin moisturization during sun exposure for skin that looks and feels protected, hydrated and smooth.

This lightweight, non-streaky formula is designed to provide multi-benefits of a natural, golden sunless tan, protection from environmental aggressors and intense hydration. Specially formulated with Sweet Orange fruit extract to help gently produce a natural, bronzed glow, and new Superberry Complex, a fruit extract blend that delivers essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids to protect and condition the skin from the effects of environmental aggressors. With a hint of color for an instant glow and Safflower Seed Oil to deeply hydrate, skin feels smooth, soft with healthy-looking color and luminosity.

  • After Sun Replenishing Moisturising Lotion ($36 at

A deeply nourishing, post-sun hydrating lotion for face and body designed to help restore moisture to the skin and maintain a lasting, even tan. This creamy formula is enriched with deeply hydrating natural butters to deliver the ultimate in moisturisation to protect and condition the skin from the effects of the drying effects of sun exposure.