chic.toronto.fave: The Collectionary

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I can no longer deny it – it’s definitely the Christmas season. With the Christmas season comes the inevitable gift giving! I personally love shopping for presents – I put a lot of thought and detail into every single gift I give, including right down to the wrapping paper. I love giving thoughtful and useful gifts, and rely on gift cards only as a last case scenario.

But what about those ‘hard-to-buy-for’ people? We all have at least one in our life! Well, I’ve stumbled across a fabulous site called THE COLLECTIONARY that is sure to provide you with at least a few interesting and unique options for those who are hard-to-buy-for!

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Christmas is just around the corner! While you’re busy shopping for everyone else, be sure to remember to get a little something extra for yourself. For less than $10.00, you can still treat yourself to a little beauty, style or literature treat, and not break the Christmas budget.

See my picks to keep your inner shopaholic satisfied until Christmas!

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If you remember from a few chic.toronto.faves posts ago, WANTABLE is a monthly subscription box for either beauty or jewellery that is specifically catered to you. By simply taking a quiz, you get to pick your own preferences in terms of beauty and jewellery likes to ensure that you get a box that totally screams ‘you‘.

In the past, I’ve had a subscription to the WANTABLE jewellery box (see review here) and I adored it. I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun it was to get jewellery in the mail every month. It was always a special surprise! Yet I was always curious about the beauty side of the website.

I was lucky enough to get exclusive access to a beauty box that was specifically catered to me. How did I like it? Read on!

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beauty.picks: My Everyday Makeup Arsenal

My Beauty Arsenal

If you remember from a few weeks ago, we discussed our skincare routines and how they differ.

I’m always interested in hearing everyone’s unique beauty routines because it’s such a definition of what makes us … us! And also, I’m a little nosy! I’m love peaking into everyone’s makeup kit and analyzing everyone’s tried and true favourites.

So, if I’m going to ask about yours, you might as well see mine! Here are my tried and true, desert island, beauty favourites! See anything you like?

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toronto.event: Upcoming November Events

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November is gearing up to be a big month for amazing social events! Seeing as it’s the month before Christmas, there’s a lot of holiday spirit in the air.

Don’t know which events to spend your precious time on? No worries! I’ve got a roundup of the must-attend social events for the month of November. Keep reading!

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chic.giveaway: Winner!

rsz_1chictorontoTwo weeks ago, chic.toronto launched it’s very first giveaway, meant to thank everyone for helping chic.toronto reach over 1,000 followers.

Words can’t express how overwhelmed I am at the response to this giveaway! With over 2,100 entries, there’s a lot of people vying for this amazing prize pack!

Let’s overview what the winner will receive:

  • (1) Kona Kare Body Butter in Thyme Tea & Floral scent
  • (1) Kona Kare Lip Butter in French Vanilla
  • (1) Dot & Lil Shower Scrub bar in Oatmeal & Honey scent
  • (2) Maybelline Colour Whisper Lip Colours in Pink Possibilities & Cherry on Top
  • (2) Rimmel London Long Lasting Polishes in French Cafe & Steel Grey
  • (2) Revlon Lip Balm Stains in Romantic & Honey
  • (2) Essie Nail Colours in Eternal Optimist & Mademoiselle
  • (1) Hard Candy Nail Polish in Celebrate Sequins
  • (1) Revlon Nail File in Funky Patterning
  • (1) Pair of H&M Knitted Mittens in Cream
  • (1) H&M Knitted Tube Scarf in Cream
  • () ALDO Accessories Harmoine Necklace in Turquoise
  • (1) copy of THE GREAT GATBSY on DVD Blu-Ray combo pack
  • (2) of the novels featured previously on chic.toronto’s or lit.picks.

Now, who is the winner of this amazing prize pack? Find out under the cut!

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beauty.picks: My Skincare Arsenal

Skin Routine

I’m always interested – what’s in your beauty routine?

I’m always curious as to what others have in their beauty routine and makeup bag that perhaps I am missing. For instance, I’d love to pick the brain of the woman with the flawless skin just as much as I’d love to listen to what eye shadows were used by the woman with the sultry smokey eye. Beauty has a way to unite the masses, and get us on a common ground. Paying a compliment (“Your skin is flawless! What do you use?“) is a great way to break the ice.

If I’m asking so much about everyone else’s beauty routine, I should probably divulge mine.

Here’s the beginning of a series of breakdowns of my tried, tested and true favourite beauty products currently in my arsenal. First up? Skin care!

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Alessandra is a HUGE fan of THE BODY SHOP. After hearing her rave about this product, I knew she had to write a review!


THE BODY SHOP has done it again! As some of you may know I absolutely love the products from THE BODY SHOP. You can find a previous post about their Nutriganics Drops of Youth serum on chic where I also mention my love for their Tea Tree Oil skin care line. Recently while online stocking up on skin care essentials, I came across their fairly new line of Beautifying Oils and decided to give one a try. Instant love!

Continue reading October Bargains

It’s October!

Last month I started a monthly series entitled, where I find beauty, style, and books for less than $10.00 CAN. It’s completely possible to add special little statements to your wardrobe or beauty routine for less than $10.00 CAN. It’s also completely possible to get amazing books for less than $10.00 CAN. Being on a budget is something that the majority of women can understand – for me, I’m scaling back on purchases. To know that I can still treat myself to something special and not break the bank is completely important!

So above and below, I’ve got 7 items you can choose from to add to your life without counting pennies. Keep reading!

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