NKPR Fall 2018 Preview

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Welcome to our Fall 2018 Preview!

This past Wednesday we invited media and guests into our office for our Fall/Winter 2018 Preview. Starting bright and early at 8:30AM, we showcased some of our clients’ upcoming product launches and the newest trends for next season! 

Upon entering, guests were welcomed to join us for s’mores with our popular MEC display! Along with camping essentials, the outdoor retailer showcased some of their top products for the latest trends in Indoor Climbing and Trail Running, as well as an exclusive look at the new North Face jackets coming our way!

With two exciting new clients on board, guests were also delighted with takeaway Tim Horton’s Timbits and six hours worth of puppy love with Betty and Blue from Dog Tales Rescue.

After getting their fill of our furry friends (for the time being), guests browsed the show stopping pieces in Swarovski’s Fall collection- including some of the largest crystal encrusted necklaces we’ve ever seen, as well as a fun Disney collaboration!

There was also a large variety of hair-care products on display, including OGX’s new Stylers (with dry shampoos, wax, creams, and mousses!) and Maui Moisture’s new Color Protection Sea Minerals Shampoo and Conditioner. Guests were also treated to touch-ups using the Stylers- leaving the preview looking as a fab as ever!

Enter the boardroom and you were confronted with a beauty lovers paradise! Groupe Marcelle set up shop with their newest and coolest collections.

Lise Watier’s David Vincent spoke to guests about a range of new products, including the Stylo Haute Couleur high coverage lip lacquers!

The stunningly bold display belonged to Annabelle, of course- featuring the Edge Collection with some of the prettiest fall lipsticks we’ve seen yet.

Last but not least, Marcelle gave us a sneak peak at their NewAge collection, with an Uplift Serum, and both day and eye creams.

Our friends at DAVIDsTEA gave us a taste of fall with their new blends, including Namastea and Cardamom Macchiato! They also had guests up to their noses in fruity scents with their new summer collection, launching on May 14th.

Guests found themselves admiring the new Afternoon Tea collection charms from Links of London. I mean- how cute is the cupcake and strawberry?? Also on display were the gorgeous new rose gold additions to the Splendour collection.

LINE the Label offered guests the chance to try on their new fall pieces, featuring beautiful coats with everything from cheetah print to beautiful soft pink hues!

What products are you looking forward to trying next season? Tweet us (@NatashaNKPR) to let us know!

NKPR GUIDE: ST. PATRICK’S DAY

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CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN GREEN

We’re showing some serious #NKClientLove this St. Patrick’s Day. In the spirit of the day that’s green, we’ve put together our favorite items to help you celebrate!

There will be no shortage of parties this weekend, so go out in style! Whether you’re going for comfortable or full glam, these pieces are perfect for St. Patty’s day:

  1. MEC Elyse Short-Sleeved Top
  2. MEC Metamore 3 in 1 jacket 
  3. Swarovski Land of Hope Pierced Earrings
  4. Swarovski Height Pendant

Going out isn’t for anyone, sometimes staying home is where the party’s at! These items are perfect for staying in, relaxing, and treating yourself to some much-deserved me time this weekend:

  1. Seedlip available at Pusateri’s  
  2. Pusateri’s Garden Succulents  
  3. Waxon Waxoff Prince Reign Ingrown Hair Serum 

And of course, a night-in isn’t complete without a wonderful warm bath! Freshen up those locks with these amazingly green hair products:

  1. OGX Strength & Body + Bamboo Fiber Full Shampoo and Conditioner 
  2. Maui Moisture Thicken & Restore + Bamboo Fibres Shampoo and Blow Out Mist

What items do you love? Tweet us (@natashankpr) and tell us how you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

TREND REPORT: AWARD SEASON

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GET THE RED CARPET LOOK

Award season is amongst us! We’re well under way as the Golden Globes recently passed, giving us a sneak peak at what will be trending on the red carpet this year. We’ve pulled some of our favourite items so you can stay on-trend and rock these looks at your own events!

 

STATEMENT EARRINGS

We saw a lot of gorgeous earrings drawing attention to some of the hottest celebrities so far this month. Statement earrings are a great alternative for adding drama to an otherwise tame outfit. Check out these bold and beautiful Swarovski earrings that will help you glam up for any event (from left to right):

  1. Multi- Coloured Highness Pierced Earring Set (Reg $349 CAD)
  2. Airy Pierced Earrings with Mixed Plating ($149 CAD)
  3. Multi- Coloured Helen Clip Earrings ($129 CAD)

 

BOLD RED LIPS

Nothing is as classic as a beautiful red lip on the red carpet. These lipsticks come in multiple shades, including, of course, a matte lipstick to ensure full and lasting coverage (completely necessary for a long night)! Take a look at which lipsticks you should bring for your next night out (from left to right):

  1. Annabelle Cosmetics’ BigShow Matte Liquid Lipstick ($9.95 CAD)
  2. Lise Watier’s Rouge Intense Supreme Lipstick ($27 CAD)
  3. Marcelle Cosmetics’ Rouge Xpression Lipstick  ($11.95 CAD)

 

SLEEK UP-DOS

A vibrant or dark contrasting lip has often been paired with a sleek and elegant up-do! With any hairstyle, the products you use are crucial to ensure smooth strands, full body, and a soft hold! These new OGX Beauty Stylers are perfect for all your hair needs before a big event (from left to right):

  1. Bodifying Bamboo Fiber Full Root Boosting Spray Mousse
  2. Smoothing and Shea Sleek Smooth Style Spray
  3. Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Elevated Finish Spray

 

What looks are you loving this year? Leave a comment or tweet us (@natashankpr) to let us know! 🙂

Trend Report: Pantone 2018 Colour of the Year

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See 2018 in Ultra Violet!

Pantone recently released their annual Colour of the Year, Ultra Violet. You can sport this purple trend in the New Year with these great products!

 

Start things off with a fresh look with these beautiful beauty items: Lise Watier’s Rouge Intense Supreme lipstick in the shade SOPHIA ($27.00) and Annabelle’s Bigshow Matte Liquid Lipstick in Hypnotic ($9.95 CAD). These lipsticks have a gorgeous deep sultry colour that would look fantastic for all seasons!

DAVIDsTEA’s Magic Potion blend changes from indigo to violet if you squeeze a lemon into it (from $9.98)! This juicy blue raspberry tea is delicious (and pretty!) and perfectly represents the colour of the year. (Try it out at home to see!)

You don’t have to dye your hair to show some love for Ultra Violet. These products already rock an all purple everything look. Keep an eye out for OGX’s new Smoothing + Shea Sleek Humidity Blocking Hairspray, and Smoothing + Shea Sleek Smooth Style Spray ($10.99 CAD), hitting shelves in January!

 

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we know that finding the perfect gift can be challenging. But don’t worry! We’ve got some great ideas that are all about pampering. From a beautiful tea set to an “at-home” spa kit, here is a roundup of our top 5 gift ideas this Mother’s Day.

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OGX Maui Moisture Beauty PR Event by NKPR

MAUI MOISTURE LAUNCH

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On October 26, a group of Toronto’s beauty / lifestyle editors, bloggers and media personalities gathered at Crown Flora Studio in Parkdale for the first peek at innovative new haircare brand, Maui Moisture.

The group of 20+ attendees built moisture-rich terrariums inspired by the tropics, snacked on fruit & nut breakfast treats, and enjoyed fresh, cold-pressed juices from Greenhouse Juice Co. All terrarium botanicals and food ingredients were inspired by the island of Maui and featured some of the same key ingredients as Maui Moisture haircare products. 

Media and influencers were educated on the good for you, good for earth benefits of Maui Moisture. All of these new products – with gorgeous packaging to look like fresh juices – are vegan, gluten-free, eco-friendly, with no parabens, no silicones, and no synthetic dyes. Maui Moisture products are all made with 100% pure aloe juice as the first ingredient, which is unique to the brand. Media and content creators explore delicious scents from Coconut Milk to Shea Butter to Agave and Bamboo.

Following the successful launch in Toronto, Maui Moisture made its debut in Montreal at the William Gray Hotel on October 27, with a group of media and influencers in attendance for a botanical-rich terrarium workshop by Crown Flora, and a product demonstration of the brand new collections. Media shared their haircare stories and explored which Maui Moisture products were the right fit for their beauty routines.

All attendees in both cities walked away with their own Nourish & Moisture+ Coconut Milk or Thicken & Restore+ Bamboo Fibers collections to try! All Maui Moisture products will land in Canada at major drugstores as of January 2017.

Check out some pictures from our Toronto launches below!

 

Follow Maui Moisture on Instagram @MauiMoisture #MauiMositure!

Become The New Face of Flow – #FindYourFlow

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Inspired by people living in the moment, Flow – a modern, socially responsible water brand – is on the hunt for the face of their first international campaign. This week, they launched their #FindYourFlow contest where you can submit a photo of you “in your flow” to win.

Now you’re probably wondering, how exactly does one find their flow…?

Flow describes this as being in “a state of energized focus and enjoyment”. So luckily, there are unlimited possibilities! Finding your flow is a completely personal experience…for some it might be curling up with a good book, capturing the perfect moment on film, laughing with loved ones, or that incredible rush of adrenaline when you finish your first 10k run.

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Need some more #FindYourFlow inspiration? Check out the different ways NKPR finds their flow…

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Nathan- I find my FLOW hanging out with Marvin the Corgi at the Toronto Harbour
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Alessia- Camping always helps me find my flow. Theres nothing better than getting in touch with nature.
Caitlin- I find my flow by going to the beach in the morning and at night. Either walking on the sand or along the boardwalk while watching the water is very relaxing.
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Nicole- I find my Flow connecting with nature! Can’t wait to visit Lake Huron this summer!!
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Kristin- This is an easy one: playing with puppies!
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Carolyn- I find my flow growing herbs and plants on my balcony in High Park! Meet my first balcony strawberry!
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Lauren- I find my flow at Studio Lagree on King West. My favourite post-work sweat sesh. Michelle and George are the best!!!
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Tory – I find my FLOW holding court in Trinity Bellwoods Park and my favourite dog named Chips.
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Haley- I find my flow listening to the music I love in the city I love!
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Aisha- I find my flow with a big 1,2,3 JUMP!
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Emily- I found my flow in Costa Rica…take me back!
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Ashton- I find my flow in my happy place – sunshine, swimming and friends!
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Rebecca- I found my flow being fully submerged.

Now it’s your turn to share your favourite #FindYourFlow moments for a chance to become the new face of Flow’s first international campaign!

Enter the #FindYourFlow Contest:
1. Follow and tag Flow on Instagram or Twitter
2. Post your best active shot using #FindYourFlow
3. From June 24-28, head to Facebook.com/FlowH20 to vote for your favourite finalist
4. Stay tuned for the winner announcement via Flow’s Instagram on June 29!

Black Is The New Black – RUDSAK Fashion All Summer Long

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Here at NKPR, it’s no secret that we love fashion…especially anything that comes in black! From red carpet events to dinners on the town, black is our ultimate go-to.  After all, Neiman Marcus did say: “Women who wear black lead colourful lives.”

One of our favourite Canadian fashion brands, RUDSAK, is best known for their signature “all black everything” style offering trendy pieces that can be worn all year long.

When it comes to black, there’s a fine line between boring basic and sophisticated chic…the secret is in the details. So if you’re wondering, “How do I make black work in a season full of pretty pastels and feminine florals?” don’t fret – RUDSAK has everything you need to embrace your own cool-rebel spirit.

Women’s Fashion

A classic leather jacket is a seasonal staple. Throw this RUDSAK ELSA on over your skinny jeans for instant rockstar vibe or make an edgy statement by wearing it with this season’s popular boho trend.

The three most important letters in any fashionista’s vocabulary: LBD (Little Black Dress). RUDSAK’s OPHIRA dress has put an end to the eternal fashion scavenger hunt; this form-flattering jersey dress will take you from the office to dinner to dancing and beyond!

Our favourite trend right now: combining sheer and lace! The RUDSAK OBELIA skirt is the perfect choice for evening weddings or as a versatile transition piece from day-to-nightPair with a bright top or a silk cami for a rebel ballerina look (Step aside Black Swan!).

Men’s Fashion

Summer can mean unpredictable weather (looking at you mysterious rainclouds!). The RUDSAK TRAVIS is a Letterman-style bomber jacket with RUDSAK’s signature leather touch. The full sleeves made with genuine sheep leather ensure you’ll be set for all weather conditions and social events.

Who doesn’t love a combination of classic and casual? The RUDSAK KINGSTON button down with lamb leather sleeves is a man’s best friend for spontaneous summer adventures. Easily dress this piece up with a dinner jacket or keep it casual with dark denim for all those budding social events on your calendar.

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What’s your favourite way to wear black in the summer? Tweet us at @NatashaNKPR!

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas – For Him & Her

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Ah, Valentine’s Day…that day of the year we’re reminded that love is special and most definitely worth celebrating. We’ve all seen our fair share of overly sized teddy bears, obnoxiously large boxes of chocolate, and instantly forgotten knick-knacks (cue eye rolls now…).

This year, we’ve decided to opt for the “wow” factor. To give that special someone something that shows you’re really thinking of them and something that shows you care beyond those typical cliché gifts.

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite products that will make this Valentine’s Day your best one yet…

For Her:

DAVIDsTEA – The Sweetheart Collection

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Saje Natural Wellness – The Goddess Fragrance

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Mulberry – Rose Gold Heart Keyring

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Hi-Tec Canada – Bazile Lux

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Zwilling Canada – Chef Knives

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Rudsak – Black Leather iPad Case

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Tell us your favourite Valentine’s Day gift ideas…tweet us at @NatashaNKPR!