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scene+heard : essie’s illusion ombré

Last week, I had the opportunity attend an Essie Canada workshop featuring Lead Nail Artist Rita Remark at the Ritz Carlton Toronto with Elaine of Toronto Beauty Reviews and one of BlushPretty’s very own on March 17, 2014.

This workshop gave us a sneak peek at Rita’s nail look before it hit the runway in LINE Knitwear’s show that Monday evening as part of World MasterCard Fashion Week.

The look of the event was called illusion ombré. All of the attendees were able to customize the look with two colours of their choosing – I chose Lots of Lux and Bikini so Teeny. If you want to take a crack at creating the look yourself, the 4-step instructions can be found here.

Rita did my left hand and I attempted to do my right hand. You can definitely tell who the expert is! With practice I’m hoping that I’ll be an expert with the illusion ombré look.

Will this be a look you try?

– regina

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the “b(p)” list : blushpretty+loft

 

We get to work with some really great people and brands.

Case in point : LOFT! Yes, that LOFT.

We’re pretty chuffed to be joining LOFT at the grand opening on November 14, 2013 of their newest location : Square One! Just in time for the holiday season. 

Many GTA fashion and beauty bloggers (and of course your every day fashion-enthusiasts) were excited when LOFT first came to Canada not too long ago, AND, are just as excited as storefronts keep opening and expanding across the city, making LOFT accessible and nearby to all.

And believe me, you want to live near a LOFT! With a great mix of classic and on-trend pieces – which are further complimented by reasonable price ranges – it’s going to quickly become your “go-to” shop when you are needing to add the right piece to round out your wardrobe or when you need that statement piece for a special event.

Since we are about to embark on the holiday season, which comes complete with low temperatures but high shine, here are some pieces that both LOFT and bp believes should walk right into your closet:

I’m a layering type of girl, so while it might be cold, I still love a good t-shirt as the base of my outfit. However, when the eggnog is flowing and the holiday songs are playing, a sparkly tee on casual Friday is perfectly acceptable. Pair it with jeans or black trousers and hello holidays!

Winter white! Love it. The key to wearing white in winter is wearing it in the right fabric … and this one is soooo right! The texture and sparkle is perfect for the office or for a holiday party. It can take you from your 9 to 5 meeting right into your 5 to 9 cocktails.

Holiday high-shine aside, being warm is also important. Like I said, LOFT isn’t just about being in style, but being timeless as well. A classic sweater in a rich colour like the one above is the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe.

The scarf … the quickest way to take last year’s winter coat and make it new again. LOFT isn’t just about a sweater, a skirt, or a pair of pants – but it is also about great accessories.

So … there you have it. If you aren’t familiar with LOFT, well … better step to it! You cannot flip through a major fashion magazine and not find an advert, or a mention, or a piece from their line in a “what’s hot this season” – type list, so it’s in your best interest to officially add LOFT to your list of “must shop” places. To help you along, we’ve got something for you:

A GIVEAWAY

We love a good giveaway!! And so does LOFT.

Take some time this week to leave a comment on this post
and enter yourself to win a
$50 Gift Certificate* to LOFT.

We will accept entries from today until Monday, November 11, 2013.

AND, we have two gift certificates to raffle off!

Thank you in advance for entering and we hope to see you at the opening!

A very big thank you to bp’s Artists Manager, Elaine Atkins, whom just happens to adore LOFT  so much (see her lifestyle blog, Toronto Beauty Reviews) that LOFT went to her about partnering up with a glam squad in the city for this event. She pointed right in our direction. Obviously she is a little biased … but that works in our favour! :)
Thanks Elaine!

 

*gift certificate will be available for pick-up at the event on November 14, 2013
( but is not required to be spent that day – we just want to see you and meet you!);
arrangements can be made for pick-up or delivery after November 15, 2013

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StyleList: Jennifer Lawrence

J-Law is pretty much on fire, isn’t she?

I mean, at the fun age of 22, she is an award winning actress, she’s kissed Bradley Cooper, and well, she’s hot. Her glowing skin, fit physique, and down to earth attitude – what’s not to love?

A very big thank you to Elaine Atkins of Toronto Beauty Reviews for being our guest contributor for this week’s StyleList. Read and follow her blog here.

Here’s Elaine’s top picks for garnering yourself some Jennifer Lawrence style:

Clutch Control (left to right):
Jessica Jenson Envelop Clutch ($178)
Aldo Parshall Clutch ($40)
Ela M.I.L.C.K studded black clutch ($328)

Basic Black (left to right):
Ted Baker London Ranni Dress ($348)
Zara: Combined Studio Blazer ($159.90) + Studio Trouser with Waist Band ($79.90)
Aime Luxury Jolie Dress ($388)

A Step Ahead (left to right):
Zara: High Heel Vamp Shoe ($99.90)

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