Date Night

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Spring has finally sprung and that means L.O.V.E is in the air! So whether its a romantic date night with your significant other or a fun night out with your single BFF’s we have come up with some unique date ideas for this spring!

A night under the Stars

Whether you are an astronomy lover or just appreciate the beauty of the night sky you can spend a night under the stars at the David Dunlop Observatory. Located just North of the city it hosts regular special star gazing events during the warmer months. Super romantic AND educational!

Location – David Dunlap Observatory
123 Hillsview Drive
Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 1T3 Price – $8.00 – $12.50

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Picnic in the Park

Nothing says romance like a picnic in the park and the Toronto Islands are the prefect place during the spring and summer. Perfect for people watching, cloud gazing and romantic naps in the sun its the ideal date on a budget. Alternatively get a bunch of friends together gather up a guitar, a giant rug and an overstuffed picnic basket and enjoy a day in the sunshine with good company.

Location – Toronto Island Park Price – $7 (Ferry)

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Outdoor Cinema

The old fashioned movie date with a twist! there are a range of outdoor cinema locations across Toronto to enjoy this summer. All genres are covered from romantic classics, comedies, action movies and animated films, seriously who doesn’t love a good movie? Teamed with the night skyline and comfy rug its a fool-proof plan. Oh yeah and did we mention its free?

Location – Range of locations; Sail in Cinema – Sugar Beach @ 25 Dockside Drive, Corus Quay Dundas Square Outdoor Cinema -Yonge and Dundas Square, Downtown Toronto Courtyard movies at St. Peters – St. Peter’s Church, 840 Bathurst St Toronto
David Pecault Square – 215 King St W, Toronto

Price – Free – $25

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TIFF

Catch a flick at the Toronto International Film Festival from September 10th – 20th screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries. Check out the Tiff website for venue locations and prices.

Location – http://tiff.net/festivals/thefestival/about
Price – Varies

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Where art thou Romeo?

Romance, suspense, tragedy and comedy all rolled in to one! Shakespeare in the park is a great way to impress your date with a little bit of culture in an intimate setting.

July 2nd – September 6th
Location – High Park Amphitheatre
Price $25

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Gatsby Garden Party

Transport back in time to the roaring 1920’s, perfect for a one on one date or a group date with a bunch of friends the Gatsby Garden Party is one of Summers most anticipated events every year. There are activities like croquet, period music by the Maple Leaf Jug Band and just an all round great atmosphere, best of all you get to dress up in fancy 1920’s attire!

Location – Spadina Museum
Price – $5

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Massive Party – Hotbed

Being hailed as the hottest spring party in town . The Art Gallery Ontario is bringing the musician/visual artist TALWST (né Curtis Santiago) to Toronto on the 23rd of April, to transform Massive into the 1980’s avant-garde art scene in NYC. This visually exciting display is sure to draw in a cool crowd of Toronto’s young and hippest, making for a fun and exciting date night.

Location – Art Gallery of Toronto
Price – $130 – $160

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Check Out A Street Festival

Toronto is bustling with street festivals over the Spring and Summer, from food and wine festivals to arts and entertainment festivals there is something for everyones taste. Theres the Pabst Street Jam, Annex Fest, Waterfront festival and more. With so much to see and do it takes the pressure of those first date nerves or makes a fun day out for a group of friends!

Location – Various
Price – Free – $25

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Waterfront Bike Rides

Prefer to keep it simple? A waterfront bike ride is a hassle free date thats still fun and romantic. Stretching over 1400km along the Canadian shores of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and the Niagara, Detroit and St. Lawrence Rivers, the Waterfront Trail connects 68 communities and over 405 parks and natural areas including wetlands, forests and beaches. If the waterfront isn’t your thing but you love a good bike ride there are plenty of other trails across Toronto to explore.

Location – Various
Price – Free

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5:2 SKIN Diet the Future of Beauty?

Does everyone remember last year when the 5:2 diet was all the rage? You now the crazy diet where you limit yourself to 500 calories per day two days a week and then eat whatever your heart desires for the other five days of the week? Whether you’ve heard of it or not I think we can all agree its absolute nonsense BUT what if we applied the same theory to our faces, could it be the answer to younger healthier looking skin? Maybe!

According to skincare experts around the world going completely make-up free for two days out of the week (consecutive or non-consecutive) is the answer to younger looking skin.

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Dr Noor Almaani, Dermatologist at The Private Clinic of Harley Street, told MailOnline: ‘Taking regular breaks from wearing make-up could be a wise decision, as it will enable your skin to recover and it could reduce the level of irritation caused by wearing make-up over long periods of time’.

This doesn’t mean abandoning your skincare regime for two days a week its still important to cleanse, tone and moisturize you just get to skip the hassle of make-up. Sounds simple but does it actually work? According to celebrities such as Gwenyth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez it does! If it means beautiful younger looking skin sign us up!

Brows on #Fleek

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Brows were the hottest trend of 2014 and #eyebrowsonfleek is still one of the most commonly used hashtags right now. So what exactly does “fleek” mean? To put it simply fleek means “on point” so if someone tells you your brows are on fleek then girl you are winning at life!

So why are brows so important anyway? Brows are important because they’re a feature of expression and when shaped well, they have the power to change the overall appearance of our face. Feeling the pressure? Don’t worry we have you covered!

First of all make sure you are getting your brows professionally shaped it might not seem to much of a challenge to tackle your brows by yourself but trust me ladies so so much can go wrong so let the professionals handle it unless you want to end up looking like this…

DO THIS!!

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DONT DO THIS!

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Once your brows are shaped to perfection keep those brows on fleek in between Waxon visits by filling them in, sound hard? It’s not once you get the hang of it I promise! Ask your brow expert to run through a step by step of how to fill in your brows during your next brow appointment.

If you are still stumped the right advice is just a click away (thanks internet). Theres Youtube beauty gurus such as Michelle Fan, Kaushal Beauty and even Jenna Marbles (hilariously) giving us the do’s and dont’s of brows. Instagram is also a great place to get some inspiration follow users like @ItsMyRayeRaye and @WAXON_WAXBAR for some brow inspo not to mention celebs like Cara Delevingne and of course Kim K.

Don’t worry girl you got this! and most importantly NEVER forget the golden rule…..

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From Office Chic To Nighttime Sleek

You’ve been at work since 9:00am, it’s a Thursday (the new Friday) and your co-workers ask you to go out with them after a long day at the office. You panic, ‘well I’m in office clothes, I can’t go out looking like this!’
Not to worry ladies, this blog was made for you! Here are 3 easy steps to take you from office chic to nighttime sleek in under 10 minutes!

STEP 1: Facial Focus


An easy way to bring life to any outfit is to add a strong lip & accentuate the eyes! 

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Must Haves: Ruby Woo from Mac Cosmetics, it’s the perfect shade of red to make your lips pop! For the eyes we recommend any eyeliner with a pointed tip for a precise line when creating the ‘wing’ affect for the eyes.

STEP 2: Hair Repair

Simplicity at its best: A quick fix to stressed out office hair!

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Office Look

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Night Look

For added texture or volume, pack a travel sized bottle of texturizing/volumizing spray

STEP 3: Tweak the Chic

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A few quick fixes like losing the blazer, adding some heels & adding a statement necklace can take your look from 9am to 7pm without hassle!