Lauren Rivietz: Tips and Tricks for Holiday Party Planning In Style
“Each event presents a blank canvas where creative experiences can be infused.”Lauren Rivietz is the owner and creative director of Toronto-based SWEET 808, an event styling company.Help! How can we dodge holiday party planning stress?
No doubt, holiday party planning can be stressful. So, pour yourself a glass of wine and begin to brainstorm fun themes and colour schemes that match your...
Should I Try This: The Caveman Skincare Regimen
I've dealt with my fair share of acne issues. I've chronicled them in various articles here
and yet, despite how many masks
and spot treatments
I try out, it never ceases. It's just something I try and deal with on an ongoing basis. Essentially, my skincare routine is a balancing game: trying to figure out the perfect mix of drying and moisturizing.
You might remember my...
Hibernation Series: ChickAdvisor Movie Night Staff Picks
I've officially sealed off my doors to the outside world and sequestered myself inside for the season. I only go outside when necessary (in order to keep my job, buy a new foundation and make sure my fridge and liquor cabinet are stocked). Because I'm a total homebody, I've been watching a whole lot of Netflix and you know what? No regrets.
The only downside is that I'm running out of...
Holiday 2013 Gift Guide: For Kids
They nice thing about shopping for kids is that they aren't hard to buy for. Get 'em whatever the hottest toy of the moment is, and suddenly you're the best aunt/mom/babysitter/sister/'insertrelationhere' in the world. The problem? I have no clue what the hottest toys are. Are Beanie Babies still a thing?
Well, if you have the same issue. Never fear. We did all the hard work for you. We found...
What's On Your Face, Jenny Bird?Tell us about you!
I live in Toronto—Queen East in the Brewery Lofts. I design jewelry and accessories.
I am obsessed with white: everything, from my white loft and white car, to my white cat and white bedroom. Now I'm saving up for my white beach house!What do you wash your face with? What moisturizer do you use?
I have super dry skin, so I focus on hydrating and avoid cleansers that leave that...
Holiday 2013 Gift Guide: For Him Boys
are the worst. It always seems to me, that somehow they are the most easy going and yet the most difficult to buy for. Ask my boyfriend, father, brother what they want for Christmas and they'll lazily answer: "Oh, I don't know, anything is fine with me." But really - WHAT DO YOU WANT? Please, do me a favour and just tell me. It's actually
infuriating. So, in order to keep my...
Best Cyber Monday Deals to Score
Crowded stores not your thing? Not our favourite way to shop, either. We'd much rather skip the lines and snag the deals from the comfort of our couches on this Cyber Monday.
It's time to get your shop on, Chicks!Cyber Monday Deals
15% off everything with code CYBERDEAL13 + additional 30% off reduced footwear Gap:
40% off with code CYBERCA Banana Republic
: 40% off...
Review of the Week: Nail Polish (Dec 2 - 8)
One of the world's easiest pick-me-ups is a set of freshly painted nails. With so many colours to choose from, I find myself mesmerized by the rainbow wall of nail polishes at the drugstore. After one too many impulse drugstore buys I am the owner of an embarrassing amount of pink nail polish in slightly varied tones, a full spectrum of unintentional ombré.
Yay or Nay: Gwyneth Paltrow's Holiday Shimmer + Comment to Win!
One of my favourite games to play is 'find the most ridiculous item of clothing at the thrift store'. I always gravitate towards some monstrously sequined 80's piece. Usually I wear my sequins with a touch of irony, but that being said, Gwyneth is bringing back some of the 80's shimmer and I actually kind of dig it. If you're going to go full on sparkly glamour, the...
Gratuitous Hotties Round Up: Guys with Great Hairstyles Edition
A recurring topic that comes up when my gal pals and I are gabbing about relationships and men in general? Hair. One of my friends is fixated on guys hair. And I don't think she's alone. I myself have been known to have a certain affinity for facial hair and I know fellow ChickAdvisor staffer Miranda has a love for men with an undercut hairstyle.
With that in mind, I thought maybe there were...