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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chic.deals: November Bargains

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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beauty.review: The Body Shop’s Beautifying Oils

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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!

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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!

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chic.deals: October Bargains

It’s October!

Last month I started a monthly series entitled chic.deals, 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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style.picks: H&M for Winter

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I’m OBSESSED with H&M – I think it’s singlehandedly one of the best stores nationwide for everything from basics to evening wear. And with it’s affordable pricing, it’s one of the best places to shop on a budget.

With winter coming up, it’s time to start stocking up on your winter accessories. Last week, I was attempting to do just that and ran into a beautiful knitted wool beret cap at a small shop…for $100.00 CAN. I was floored! I couldn’t believe something as simple as a hat could cost so much, and with being on a budget, it just wasn’t feasible to drop that kind of cash on something I’d probably lose during the winter.

My first thought?

I’ll find the H&M equivalent“.

Searching the H&M website, I’m pleasantly surprised to find 219 different accessories available for women. Come see my top picks for winterizing your wardrobe……on an affordable budget!

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chic.deals: September Bargains

I’ve been wanting to start a monthly post of ‘chic for cheap’ items for a long time, and I think I’ve finally found the time to do it! With my changing job, I’ve found that I’ve had to reign in the spending and look for deals everywhere I go. Lucky for us thrifty ladies, there are a lot of deals to be had!

All of the above items are less than $10.00 CAN. If you’re looking for new ways to revamp your wardrobe, or add new accessories, on a minimal budget, these are great ways to do so. Cheap chic!

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style.review: Wantable June Jewellery Box

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If you remember from a few chic.toronto.fave posts back, Wantable is a monthly subscription box that ups the ante by providing jewellery as opposed to the normal beauty picks. The second I knew it shipped to Canada, I bought a monthly suscription.

With the ability to customize your box and choose a preference of jewellery and accessories, it’s hard not to love the box created for you. See below the cut for June’s Wantable jewellery box.

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toronto.event: Toronto Eaton Centre Hosts ‘Shop Till You Drop’ on April 9th

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The Toronto Eaton Centre has partnered with Canada’s No. 1 shopping magazine, LouLou Magazine, to present the annual ‘Shop Till You Drop‘ event. Looking to boost your spring wardrobe? This night is the night you’ve been waiting for!

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chic.toronto.fave: The Arm Candy Shoppe by Yes Missy

Yes Missy headerYou know how much chic.toronto loves showcasing Canadian talent. The Arm Candy Shoppe by Yes Missy! is yet another one of those Canadian talents. An etsy jewellery shop that showcases amazing handmade bracelets and unique earring finds, The Arm Candy Shoppe takes bracelet accessories for a new level of uniqueness!  Continue reading