Category Archives: The Blush Boutique

studio news : sun’s here, come over …

with the arrival of warmer weather in the city i am seeing more and more of you enjoying your lunch hours and afternoon walks home traipsing along Queen St.

just a reminder that you can find bp there too, right on the corner of Queen and John.

we carry all the brands you’ve come to love :

Consonant Body, Pure+simple, EcoTools, Revolution Organics, LippyGirl, MaskerAide, S.W. Basics of Brooklyn, Bamboo, and Beauty Blender.

so, won’t you come see us?!?!

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quick beauty: pure+simple

Just a quick post to let you know that we have added some great items to our beauty boutique and profile including a selection of pure+simple’s Pure Pressed Powder Foundations in several wearable shades. This smooth, barely there foundation is made with 100% mineral colours and organic oils and butters. With no drying ingredients, you can avoid a cakey, overdone and dry look. One application is enough to last throughout the day! Added bonus: it can also be mixed with a moisturizer to make a cream foundation or mixed with a facial spritz for a liquid foundation. Feel free to pop by the studio to check out the latest from pure+simple available at BlushPretty. We’re located at 313 Queen St. West, Suite 204!

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a little late to the party … but, that’s fashion …

Okay. So, I am totally late to the party. I know.

The party I’m talking about … PINTEREST.

Actually, I’m not THAT late. In fact, I have had the BlushPretty account open since earlier this year and while I did pin here and there … I didn’t really use Pinterest as a tool … until recently.

Chalk it up to the end of the year when all I care to do is nestle under a big fluffly throw and hunker down with my iPad and a list of my favourite blogs, that I have finally caught the PIN bug. I’m pinning almost everyday!!  If I could I might pin ALL day, but I have these little humans called “kids” and a four-legged creature called “a dog” and a full-size human called “a husband” that sometimes require my attention and distract me from doing so. Hmpf!

Anyway …

As of late, I’ve totally redesigned the BlushPretty profile on Pinterest and I am rather excited to share with you – clients, brides, friends, followers – our (as in the BlushPretty team) boards and ideas.

Now, when you visit our page on Pinterest you’ll see I have re-categorized everything (hello Type A!) … but that’s just so you can find everything a little bit easier!

For the brides, there is a board dedicated to bridal trends in 2013 – it’s a collection of all the hair and makeup images that echo and resonate with what all our current 2013 brides are looking to achieve on their wedding day. Also check out “the updo …” or  “the braided hair …” if you’re a bridesmaid looking for hair ideas.

For the makeup and hair collection enthusiasts, aka shopaholics, we’ve started a board titled “stuff we love … ” for you to get your shopping lists prepared with and also, “the boutique …” to showcase what we carry at the studio.

And for the artist, whether you’re a freelance one, an aspiring one, or just someone who LOVES to play with it all, we’ve divided up our boards into our favourite features – “the fresh skin …”, “the flush …”, “the bold lip …”, and “the smokey eye …” – you get the idea, right?

So join us and our party (the really really late one) on Pinterest today. We’ll be looking for you!



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welcome: batiste dry shampoo

Just a quick announcement to let you all know that we are carrying everyone’s favourite dry shampoo at the studio: Batiste.

If you are a proud member of the “no ‘poo” movement, then Batiste Dry Shampoo is one of those must-have products you “must-have” on your vanity table or in your purse. A mist of Batiste instantly refreshes your hair between washes, leaving it feeling gorgeously clean and fresh with added body and texture. Simply spray into your roots, massage in and style.

BlushPretty fans (like The Beauty Boarders) turn to Batiste on no wash days, but also after workouts, to freshen up after the office and before happy hour, and, when carried in travel size, for use on vacation.

For Winter 2012, we are only carrying XXL and also tones for Medium/Brunettes and Deep/Dark Browns, starting at just $10.50 plus HST per bottle.

They will be available at our Queen St. West location starting November 29, 2012 (which is tomorrow!) and are currently available online at our account.

Happy Shopping!


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find us on!

Happy Monday everyone!

I’m really excited to announce that BlushPretty: The Blush Boutique is officially representing on

If you’re unfamiliar with Shopcastr, it’s time to get acquainted. It’s a great resource for the savvy shopper to discover local boutiques and hidden gems in the Toronto and Vancouver areas!

For consumers, Shopcastr is a tool to shop your city and collect pretty products for your shopping list or “wishlist” – like Pinterest meets e-tail! You can mark your favourite items, scour by neighbourhood, and plan your shopping trips! You can even see what your friends are shopping for by following their profiles.

For retailers, like me, Shopcaster makes it super simple to show off our best products and let you know that “hey, we’re here!”. It has everything from furniture to clothing, modern to handmade to vintage.

We just posted up some of our favourite items from the boutique on our page …

but over the next couple of weeks we will be adding more … and more … and more! Think stationary, bridal ware, and jewellery from A Paper Story,, and The Funk Shop. Plus, some of the new brands we plan to bring in for 2013 …


Happy Shopping folks!


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