New Year, New You

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Often it’s the small changes in lifestyle that have the greatest success when it comes to making New Year’s Resolutions. With this in mind, we’re sharing 5 small yet effective changes you can make to your daily beauty and lifestyle routine for 2014!

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1. Drink more water. Not only does this do wonders for your skin, immune system and workout performance, it also helps curb the ‘hunger’ that comes from dehydration. We love Aquahydrate as it offers the electrolyte benefits of a sports drink without the sugar and calories, and boasts a pH level of 9+ to restore the body after a tough workout.

2. Add a touch of glamour to your daily makeup routine with a bold red lip – it’s a simple change that has an amazing impact on your look. Pair it with an all black office-chic ensemble or rock it with a pair of boyfriend jeans and chunky sweater on weekends. One you go red, you’ll never go back! Avon’s ‘Poppy Love’ is an office favourite.

3. Swap coffee for tea. Don’t get us wrong, we love our skinny lattes, however tea has added antioxidant (and zero calorie) benefits that put it on the top of our list of hot bevvys to drink (especially in the winter months!) With so many flavours available, there’s something for everyone. Our pick? DAVIDsTEA detox green tea!

4. Whether its trying out a new restaurant or taking a different route to work…embrace change!

5. Use sunscreen! The latest lotions are formulated for everyday wear and will take years (yes, years!) off your skin’s aging process. It’s never too late to start protecting your skin – just think, in 10 years you’ll be sending thanks to your past, savvy self! Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50 is our daily go-to for 2014.

What are some of your New Year’s Resolutions? Tweet us at @natashaNKPR!

The Kit is IT List

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This week’s IT List is all about one of our favourite fashion and beauty mags – The Kit! After working with legendary fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier at the IT Lounge Portrait Studio, NKPR had the opportunity to create a limited edition print magazine with The Kit, sharing the incredible photos and moments that were captured during film festival. The final product was a stunning piece of editorial, showcasing Patrick’s images and our incredible IT Lounge partners! Check out the final product of [The Kit is IT]!

But first, here are some of our favourite moments from The Kit is IT photo shoot with Patrick Demarchelier:

Suits star Gabriel Macht stopped by the RW&CO. suite at the IT Lounge Portrait Studio and chose a long sleeve black tee for his photo shoot with Patrick! Based on the result, we think Harvey Specter should lose the suit a little more often…

Supermodel Yasmin Warsame owns the cover of The Kit is IT, looking absolutely stunning in the lia sophia earrings and bracelets she tried on here.

From one fashion legend to another! Canadian fashion icon Jeanne Beker came to the IT Lounge to interview Patrick Demarchelier in the Grain Farmers of Ontario Refueling station, snacked on a Yogurty’s treat and was photographed as she is often seen, with her camera!

Trudie Styler stopped by the Lounge with her  daughter Mickey Sumner for a mother/daughter photo shoot with Patrick Demarchelier! After the shoot, the duo stopped by the IT Lounge bar serving SKYY cocktails, Bottle Green sparkling and AQUAhydrate water before browsing the Holiday collection at RW&CO.

Academy award winning director and APJ founder Paul Haggis visited the Lounge’s Tweezerman booth for a bit of grooming to get ready for his close-up with Patrick!

Canadian television personality George Stroumboulopoulos joined NKPR President Natasha Koifman for a bit of healthy competition for a cause at the STIKS Gaming booth before posing for Patrick!

What was your favourite image from The Kit is IT? Tweet us @natashankpr!