Inside NKPR’s Fashion Week Survival Kit

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Here at NKPR, Toronto Fashion Week is one of our favourite times of year. From the exceptional runways to the impeccable street style, it’s a time of sartorial inspirations and ultimate fashion moments.

As the kick-off approaches, we’ve rounded up a list of our must-have items to help you not only survive, but thrive in and out of the tents…

Saje Natural Wellness – Pocket Pharmacy

This portable kit fits perfectly into your purse and includes five of Saje Natural Wellness’ therapeutic roll-on remedies – Peppermint Halo, Stress Release, Pain Release, Immune and Eater’s Digest.

Never miss a show with Immune which helps fight germs & viruses, while a few applications of Pain Release will help those sore feet and keep you dancing until dawn.

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Sophisticated nail shades are the perfect accessory for Fashion Week. As Essie Weingarten says, “fabulous colour is always in style.”

Rita Remark, essie Canada’s lead nail artist, will be specially designing nail art for the models in shows like Rudsak and Michael Kale using a variety of essie’s iconic shades and nail care products.

To prep for the show, try a few coats of essie’s Blanc or add a pop of colour with Butler, Please and you’ll look like you should be the one walking the runway.

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OGX – Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil – Weightless Healing Oil

With a photo-opp around every corner, it’s important to make sure you keep your luscious locks looking, well, luscious. Unfortunately, the endless amounts of styling, teasing and highlighting takes a toll on your hair.

OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Weightless Healing Oil is just what you need to stay camera-ready all day long and well into the night. Just a few spritzes of this nourishing formula instantly restores moisture and heals any split-ends.

After one application, hair feels healthy, looks shiny and leaves you ready for your close-up! (Inside scoop: now available online at Walmart Canada)

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Tweezerman – Mini Brow Rescue Kit

Tweezerman’s Mini Brow Rescue Kit is a no brainer – everything you need for on-the-go eyebrow maintenance, perfectly packaged into a convenient travel-size case.

This kit includes Tweezerman’s Mini Slant, Mini Browmousse, Mini Brow Brush and Mini eyehance Brow Highlighter and fits into any makeup bag. Perfect for quick touch-ups anytime, anywhere. Cara Delevingne, eat your heart out!

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bottlegreen – Cranberry & Orange Sparkling Pressé

Staying hydrated during Fashion Week is essential. For a delicious thirst quencher, try bottlegreen’s Cranberry & Orange Sparkling Pressé.

This delightfully refreshing drink is made with cold pressed ingredients blended with spring water sourced from the Cotswolds in England. It comes in an elegant glass bottle that suits any high-profile Fashion Week occasion.

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Racinne – Ultimate Hydra Perfection Contour Brightening Eye Care

Long days and late nights can leave you not looking your best, which is why Racinne’s Contour Brightening Eye Care should be in your purse at all times during Fashion Week.

This lightweight cream contains natural antioxidants and renewal properties to reduce the look of puffiness and dark circles. It instantly hydrates the skin for a firmer and visibly brighter look, keeping you fresh, well-rested!

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Eat Nākd Bars

Eating healthy is crucial to surviving during fashion week, but can be a tad difficult when you’re on the go. Luckily, Eat Nākd bars pack all of the protein, nutrients and natural ingredients that you need to tide you over until your next meal.

Eat Nākd bars are made from a cold-pressed mix of fruits and nuts and are available in four flavours – Cocoa Orange, Cashew Cookie, Cocoa Delight and Berry Delight. On top of that, they are wheat-, dairy-, and gluten-free and contain no added sugars. So while you’re running around during fashion week, remember to Eat Nākd…you’re stomach will thank you.

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OURS by Cheryl Hickey – 24-hour Face Cream

Ever wonder how those models keep their skin looking so fresh and bright? We’ll let you in on a little secret…it takes some serious moisture power!

The 24 Hour Face Cream from OURS is meticulously designed to last all day and is safe to use from head to toe. This gentle moisturizer is free of parabens, fragrance and most common allergens so your skin looks healthy, silky and dewy.

Plus, if you’ve ever seen Cheryl Hickey, you know the girl’s got some seriously enviable skin…

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What must-have survival item gets you through Fashion Week? Tweet us at @NatashaNKPR!

Holiday in July – 2014 Gift Guide

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Although it’s sunny and warm outside, this week we brought some festive, holiday joy to Toronto giving media a sneak-peek into holiday gift guides. From jewelry to fashion, skincare to cosmetics, we’ve got something for everyone with these incredible holiday gifting ideas…

Let us know what’s on your wish list – tweet us at @natashankpr!

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Looks we love: World MasterCard Fashion Week

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It’s the moment the Toronto fashion scene has been waiting for…Day One of World MasterCard Fashion Week set the stage for an incredible 5 days of F/W ’14 runway shows! One thing is certain: Less is more for Fall ’14. From the ‘no-makeup’ look at Mikhael Kale to the subtle ombre essie nails worn on the LINE Knitwear runway, we were left in awe after both Day One shows. Fuchsia pink is BIG for fall, as seen in the beautiful oversized shapes at LINE Knitwear and abundance of brights on the Mikhael Kale runway. We’re sharing our favourite looks and beauty trends spotted at WMCFW…enjoy!

DAY ONE

Mikhael Kale

Grommets, bold prints, unique textures & bright hues made for a stunning runway show.

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We loved the simplicity of Rita Remark’s essie manicures for the Mikhael Kale show…the Absolutely Shore shade worked perfectly with the designer’s collection.

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LINE Knitwear

LINE Knitwear’s collection wowed the crowd; the combination of luxurious fabrics, rich fuchsias and dynamic shapes channelled the epitome cozy chic!

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Rita Remark reflected the ombre look woven throughout the collection with a subtle ombre nail. The essie  ‘Bobbing for Baubles’ and ‘St. Tropez’ shades were a winning combo.

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DAY TWO

David Dixon

We loved the ethereal look at David Dixon; the lace, feminine fabrics and abundance of pearls created a unique, ‘Alternative Bride’ look!

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Rita Remark nails it again with essie Blanc, Limo-Scene and Fiji that perfectly compliments the abundance of white on the runway.

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DAY THREE

Pink Tartan

That fur! We loved the contemporary Canadian collection..plaids, winter whites and cozy turtlenecks dominated the runway.

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Such a classic look! Rita Remark opted for a winter-y, feminine nail to compliment Pink Tartan’s Canadian-Heritage inspired collection…we love that Vanity Fairest shade!

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Joe Fresh

We can always count on Joe Fresh to showcase cool, edgy yet elegant looks. What’s so great about these pieces is their ability to showcase runway style at an affordable price.

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DAY FOUR

Rudsak

The excitement over the Rudsak collection was palpable; the looks were edgy with the classic chic Rudsak touches – fur detailing, fantastic hats and signature leather pieces. One of the most memorable moments of the show was DJ/model Harley Viera-Newton closing the show!

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Rita Remark chose to reflect the 20th Anniversary celebrations with essie’s Go for Gold polish. Paired with the classic Licorice, it complimented the collection perfectly.

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What was your favourite #WMCFW show? Tweet us at @natashaNKPR!

Things We Love: Valentine’s Day

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Introducing Things We Love, a series of blog posts that feature what we’re coveting at the moment. In honour of Valentine’s Day, we’ve selected some love-inspired fashion, accessories, beauty products and gifts for him & her!

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1. RW&CO Crepe Lipstick Top

 

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2. This Thyme Maternity striped number for spring

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3. Stella & Dot Love Always Necklace in sterling silver and gold plating…too cute. 

 

 

 

 

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3. This essie French Valentine manicure…obsessed!

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4. This RW&CO Non-Iron Dress Shirt

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5. DAVIDsTEA Tea Lover Tea Stackable Tins (we love Red Velvet Cake – the Valentine’s Day Collection is sold out online but still available in-store!)ValentinesDay_TeaFilledGiftCard

…and DAVIDsTEA Tea Filled Greeting Cards

What are you gifting your Valentine? 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: 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!

Stocking Stuffers

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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