Beauty Swellness: Ceramic Glaze nail polish


From the people behind China Glaze (who IMHO make the best neons for summer pedis) comes Ceramic Glaze, and its 24-shade summer collection ($10.99 per bottle). The brand is exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart and it contains the same clay hardeners as China Glaze, but has an extra helping of pigments and dyes for a really saturated colour.

I’ve got on the hotter than hot shade Exotic Dragonfruit here and I’m in love. It dries to an almost matte finish that looks velvety, which I like so much I’ve skipped topcoat.

April 23, 2013 at 8:40 PM 2 comments

Style Swellness: Augustina boutique launches online shopping

Augustina Boutique handbags Loeffler Randall and Rebecca Minkoff

I’m in Toronto’s chic Yorkville neighbourhood at least once a week for events or errands. And I always make it a point to scurry on by Augustina, averting my eyes from the stunning clothes and accessories calling my name from the window as I’m trying to curtail my shopping… Sometimes I’m successful, and sometimes not so much.

But now they’ve launched an e-commerce site — and I may as well just give up on trying to be good. Loeffler Randall, Rebecca Minkoff, Me & Ro and so many other gorgeous goods all so easily accessible at my fingertips? Oh my.

Augustina. Holst and Lee

Shipping and returns will be simple, too, since it’s all here in Canadaland.

What items are you coveting? The Loeffler Randall Rider handbag is at the top of my wishlist.


Augustina, 138 Cumberland, Old York Lane No. 3, Toronto, 416-922-4248

April 22, 2013 at 11:49 AM Leave a comment

Travel Swellness: I’m off to Philly!

love-statue-by Robert Indiana (credit J. Smith for GPTMC)

So long, for now — as I’m off to the city of brotherly love for the next four days! It’s my very first visit — I’m looking forward to discovering its local fashion and design scene, eating Philly cheesesteaks and shop-shop-shopping (tax-free shopping, my friends!).


April 18, 2013 at 9:25 AM 2 comments

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