Black Friday

Dec 6, 2013   //   by Rory Tunbridge   //   No Comments

BLACK CELEBRATION

Unless youre willing to brave the intense cross border traffic, not many Canadians have truly experienced BlackFriday. Until now. Thanks to the increasing pressure for those north of the border to create a similar holiday buzz to the American post-Thanksgiving sales, we can now spend, spend, spend on our favourite items at a fraction of the cost. The Cadillac Fairview stable of shopping malls (which includes Torontos Eaton Centre and Shops at Don Mills, Pacific Centre in Vancouver, Galeries d’Anjou in Montréal, and more) are all opening their doors early to host Black Friday sales. And a roster of online shopping sites are getting in on the action as well. Head to Gilt.com for free shipping to Canada and up to 80 percent off of Zac Posen, Missoni and more. FRM

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Iceberg partners with Mantero Seta

Dec 2, 2013   //   by Abbey Strutt   //   No Comments

Fashion brand Iceberg has signed a license agreement with Italian textile company Mantero Seta for the production and worldwide distribution of its women’s silk scarves.

The collaboration between the two companies will start with the Autumn/Winter 2014 season and Iceberg said in the short statement that the alliance would “serve to enhance the value of the all-important ‘Made in Italy’ factor”.

Mantero Seta holds numerous licenses to produce and distributed silk accessories, including for Nina Ricci, Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood, Emilio Pucci and Ermanno Scervino.

Best Holiday Nail Gift Sets

Nov 30, 2013   //   by Gabriella Conybeare   //   No Comments

If you have a manicure lover on your holiday shopping list this Christmas (or happen to be one yourself), you’re probably looking for ideas with the holidays around the corner. Luckily, this season is a great one for beauty inspiration, with super glam nails being no exception. Here is Real Style’s guide to the best holiday nail sets:

Nails Inc. My Nail Polish Diary: Just in time for the holidays, Nails Inc. brings us a collection of 12 nail polishes (one for each month of the new year). With every shade from a brilliant bright blue to fun and colourful sparkles, you won’t want to keep anything in this Nail Polish Diary a secret ($50, available at Sephora).

Eau du Jimmy Choo, Flash | Summer Fragrance for the Floral Senses

Nov 23, 2013   //   by Abbey Strutt   //   No Comments

So youre one for adopting a new fragrance, every once in a while, who isnt? Right when you think you have browsed them all, youre not quite sure if the one you whiffed before is caring over the scent from the previous and the one you are smelling now has merged all three concoctions of notes. Ah ha! fragrance shopping is just one of those chores. Starts off great, clear frame of reference, then suddenly you are swept into a montage of the last 5 fragrances you sniffed, creating more than a light headed confusion and a lingering nausea.

Though you would love to forget, were sure you remember quite vividly. The Valentino smelt just like the Stella, and now over to the Viktor & Rolf only to have the fragrance girl do a cutsey sashay over to the dare we say Cartier.

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Makeup Monday: Urban Decay Naked 3 Tutorial

Nov 18, 2013   //   by Rory Tunbridge   //   No Comments


If you’ve been following me on instagram (or Gloss Daily), you already know how excited I am for Urban Decay’s latest Naked installment: the Naked 3 Palette! Why am I excited, when there are already two great palettes in the collection? Because this one is perfectly suited for my cool, pale coloring. While I love the first two palettes (and continue to use them), many of their shades look best on warmer tones. This one, which consists of an array of rosy hued neutrals, isn’t too cool or too warm that I would definitively label it as either one, but it’s definitely the palette I was waiting for. Do you need all three? Of course not, but this one is different enough from the first two that I recommend checking it out. Full Article…

5 Ways To Wear Glittery Nails This Season

Nov 18, 2013   //   by Gabriella Conybeare   //   No Comments

Even if you tend to play it safe with your nails, its always fun to mix it up a bit with some glitter, especially around the holidays. If youre looking to get out of your manicure rut but dont know where to start, here are a few ways to wear glitter this season, like this light tinsel effect above. 

If you cant decide on a color, pick both of them in the same palette and then apply a glitter polish on your ring fingers for a fun accent. I would love to try this with a few of my gray polishes!

This manicure would be a great option for a holiday party, or any day where you could use a little sparkle. Simply apply the glitter a little bit at a time. Dont use heavy layers — start about halfway down the nail and wait for each layer to dry before applying another one. Th

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