lit.review: The Casualties by Nick Holdstock

The Casualties

If I’ve got a weakness, it’s post-apocalyptic novels. They are my serious Achilles Heel, and I always get swept into the novels. When I saw the blurb for THE CASUALTIES by Nick Holdstock, I thought it would be another run of the mill (although always enjoyable)apocalypse set novel. I was pleasantly surprised at this slightly different spin on the genre – instead of reading about humans AFTER the fact, spend the last few years in the lives of residents of a small Scottish town.

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beauty.feature: Summer with Shopper’s Drug Mart

Yes, alright – it’s ‘technically’ the end of summer, but that’s not entirely true is it? Summer weather can last well into October. Patio life will be drawn out until the first snowflake falls (we are Canadian, aren’t we?). Therefore, there’s still plenty of time to talk about summer and late summer essentials! Specifically, we are going to talk about beauty essentials.

There’s no better place to find summer must-haves than Shoppers Drug Mart – literally the one stop shop for everything you need (and thanks to Shopper’s Optimum points, the best place to pick it all up). Beauty at Shoppers Drug Mart has never been easier than this summer – I’ve got some must have items under the cut.

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beauty.review: LiveClean Coconut Milk Products

Big thanks to Alessandra for this fabulous beauty.review of one of her favourite brands!


So you may remember a previous post about LIVE CLEAN’s Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner and how deliciously amazing it smelled! Lucky for us LIVE CLEAN has decided to add three additional Coconut Milk products to their repertoire! I have to say I am personally obsessed with LIVE CLEAN products. I love how they’re amazing (both smell and product wise) and how they’re free of everything bad for you-making me one happy camper. The three new products we were lucky enough to try out were Coconut Milk Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap, Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Lotion and Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Wash. As always each product is 98% plant derived, Sulfate free, Petroleum, DEA, Paraben, Silicone, Phthalate and Phospate free, Dye Free, Vegan and never tested on animals.

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film.review: Toronto Youth Film Shorts

TorontoYouthShorts

A rare sighting of a film.review on chic.toronto!

The TORONTO YOUTH SHORTS is a series of events for young Torontonian filmmakers to showcase amazing talent in the Southern Ontario area. As someone who know works in arts, media, and culture, I can truly appreciate the time, effort, and dedication it takes to get these short films off the ground. A truly tremendous achievement by everyone involved!

Running this August 8th, 2015 (buy tickets here), participants get the chance to showcase their own shorts to a wider audience and gain learning experience from the designated professionals.

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the WHO WE ARE festival lineup, which is a collection of short films aimed towards empowering and inspiring women. Could anything else be anymore up my alley? A review of the collection of shorts is below the cut.

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beauty.review: Colgate Optic White

Colgate Optic WhiteThe beautiful Kathryn has a fantastic review of a universal concern – teeth whitening!


I have always been a big fan of teeth whitening.  Not to the extent that your teeth look bleached but after my twenty something years of loving red wine, cappuccino’s and all around amazing food, I need a little “refreshed” looked for my teeth.  So, I was lucky enough to have been invited to The Blowdry Lounge in Toronto for an exclusive preview of COLGATE’s newest addition to their teeth whitening product line – COLGATE Optic White

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