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!

New Year, New Colour

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We can’t get enough of Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2014, Radiant Orchid! We’re sharing our favourite ways to dress up and accessorize with the beautiful, fresh shade…from nail polish to floral prints, this bright (and radiant!) colour has found a prominent place in our wardrobe palette for 2014!

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How will you wear Radiant Orchid? Tweet us at @natashaNKPR! 

NKPR Holiday Gift Guide: Glamour

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The holidays are the perfect time to play with glamour; go for gold with statement jewellery or eye shadow, rock sequins, velvet or a festive polish! We’re sharing our favourite picks to glam up your holiday outfit for your next fete or Christmas dinner. What’s your favourite way to get dressed up for the holidays?

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1. RW&CO Open Toe Pump ($98 at RW&CO stores and rw-co.com)

2. Avon Big Colour Eye Pencil  ($9.99 available through an Avon Independent Sales Representative, 1-800-265-AVON or online at avon.ca)

3. JESSICA Bracelet ($17.99 at Sears or sears.ca)

4. Anne Klein Sequin Blazer ($189 at The Hudson’s Bay Co or thebay.com)

5. ATTITUDE Statement Necklace ($24.99 at Sears or sears.ca)

6. Isaac Mizrahi Splatter Paint Tweezer ($18 at Sephora stores and online at Sephora.com)

7. Ignite The Night Polish ($9.99 at leading salons across Canada)

8. Janelle Open Back Contrast Side Metallic Lace Dress ($50 at boohoo.com)

9. JESSICA Sequin Skirt ($39.99 at Sears and sears.ca)

 

NKPR Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

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Christmas Stockings – the perfect opportunity to gift those special, small but sweet presents for your loved ones. Aside from the traditional stocking stuffers (a clementine, chocolate…you know the drill), we’ve curated our top picks that are sure to please!

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1. Jessica Ear Muffs ($34.99 at Sears and online at sears.ca)

2. DAVIDsTEA Winter Collection ($27.50 at DAVIDsTEA stores and online at davidstea.com)

3. Essie Belugaria Polish ($9.99 at leading salons across Canada)

4. Avon Candylicious Lip Gloss ($3.99 available through an Avon Independent Sales Representative, 1-800-265-AVON or online at avon.ca)

5. Mulberry Heart Keyring in Soft Gold Metal ($120.00 at Mulberry stores)

6. Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 ($8.50 for a 15mL tube at Kiehl’s stores and online at kiehls.ca)

7. Tweezerman Hot Pink Mini Brow Rescue Kit ($30.00 at Sephora stores and online at Sephora.com)

8. Tweezerman Isaac Mizrahi Designer Series Filemate Candy Buttons ($5.00 at Sephora stores and online at Sephora.com)

 

 

#NKPRHolidayLove: A Week of Holiday Giving!

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Happy Holidays from NKPR! We’re celebrating with a week of giving featuring our favourite products from Kiehl’s, Avon, Tweezerman, Essie, bottlegreen, SKYY Vodka, Yo Sox, DAVIDsTEA, Inhibitif and Giftagram!

In one word, what do the holidays mean to you?

Follow and tweet us at @NatashaNKPR with the hashtag #NKPRHolidayLove for a chance to win a new prize each day…our gift to you!

Day One: Avon Pretty in Neutrals Makeup Palettes

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 Day Two: Essie Holiday 2013 Encrusted Treasures Collection

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 Day 3: Our favourite Tweezerman tools

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Day 4: DAVIDsTEA Holiday Collection and The Perfect Tea Mug

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Day 5: A $50 Giftagram credit and $50 gift certificate to Balzac’s Coffee

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Day 6: Kiehl’s His & Hers Custom Travel Sets

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Day 7: Our favourite YO Sox

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Say Something: June 17

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At NKPR we always strive to be on the cusp of what’s happening and what’s new. After all – our motto is “Don’t just talk. Say something.”  Check out our weekly summary of the latest news, PR updates, social media trends and highlights that are on our radar.

We had the pleasure of interviewing celebrity makeup artist and Avon ambassador Lauren Andersen when she came to town! Check out our blog post featuring her expert makeup tips! [NKPR]

Two exciting new collaborations in fashion have been announced! H&M’s fall 2013 collection will feature French designer Isabel Marant and Jason Wu has been named the new Creative Director for Hugo Boss womenswear! This seems to be a year of change for the fashion industry with many designers entering and exiting fashion houses (re: Nicolas Ghesquiere). [Toronto Star & Flare Magazine]

Facebook and hashtags…it’s been a long time coming. What does this mean for businesses and fans? It makes it that much easier to target an audience and creates a stream of accessible, organized images, photos and links specific to users’ interests. [Mashable]

The MMVAs (which took place just down the street from NKPR!) showcased some amazing performances and red carpet fashions on Sunday.  You can watch online in case you missed it. Our favourite highlights from the show? Ed Sheeran’s performance and Naya Rivera’s risque red carpet outfit! [MuchMusic]

Got something to say? Tweet us at @natashankpr!

Say Something: June 17

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At NKPR we always strive to be on the cusp of what’s happening and what’s new. After all – our motto is “Don’t just talk. Say something.”  Check out our weekly summary of the latest news, PR updates, social media trends and highlights that are on our radar.

We had the pleasure of interviewing celebrity makeup artist and Avon ambassador Lauren Andersen when she came to town! Check out our blog post featuring her expert makeup tips! [NKPR]

Two exciting new collaborations in fashion have been announced! H&M’s fall 2013 collection will feature French designer Isabel Marant and Jason Wu has been named the new Creative Director for Hugo Boss womenswear! This seems to be a year of change for the fashion industry with many designers entering and exiting fashion houses (re: Nicolas Ghesquiere). [Toronto Star & Flare Magazine]

Facebook and hashtags…it’s been a long time coming. What does this mean for businesses and fans? It makes it that much easier to target an audience and creates a stream of accessible, organized images, photos and links specific to users’ interests. [Mashable]

The MMVAs (which took place just down the street from NKPR!) showcased some amazing performances and red carpet fashions on Sunday.  You can watch online in case you missed it. Our favourite highlights from the show? Ed Sheeran’s performance and Naya Rivera’s risque red carpet outfit! [MuchMusic]

Got something to say? Tweet us at @natashankpr!

Channeling The Great Gatsby

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With the much-anticipated Friday release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby approaching, we’ve got the roaring 20s’ on our minds. The film has been hugely influential this season when it comes to fashion, beauty and accessories. The Gatsby look is famous for its glamourous, sophisticated style; think flapper dresses embellished with sequins and sparkle for the ladies and dapper suits and hats for the gents. Be sure to check out our top Great Gatsby-inspired picks when dressing for your next night out!

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What’s your favourite Gatsby-inspired trend? Tweet us @natashankpr!