The IT List: January 23

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The third week of January is often said to be the most depressing time of the year… And although science says otherwise, we’ll take any excuse to surround ourselves with things that make us happy – family, friends and a bit of retail therapy!

Nail art has hit the mainstream and we love the looks designed by essie Canada’s Lead Nail Artist, Rita Remark at World MasterCard Fashion Week. [Cosmetics Magazine]

We fell in love with Bourbon in 2012 and we don’t plan on ending this affair anytime soon. Winter 2013 and it’s keeping us warm on the rocks.  Looking ahead we can expect some Wild Turkey 81 cocktails on a summer patio and a rustic sip or two in the fall. [Wedding Bells]

Feeling a bit blue after the holidays? Nothing says mid-winter pick me up like fashion-inspired cocktails featuring favourites SKYY Vodka, Aperol, Frangelico and bottlegreen. [Fashion Magazine]

We’ve already shown our love for stila’s Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Electric green. It’s the perfect shade to rock Pantone’s Colour of the Year – Emerald and we’re glad [Flare] loves it too!

Still holding onto a few unwanted gifts from the holidays? Chances are, if the purchaser bought them online, they can still be returned! One of the best return policies, we’ve heard of? SHOP.CA’s 365 day return promise. [Globe and Mail]

Skiing is the one outdoor activity we actually look forward to during January! Explore the slopes and relax in the chalet decked out in Hi-Tec’s New Moon Boots. Comfort and style, we’ll take it! [Sweat Equity Magazine]

How do you beat the January blues? Tweet us @natashankpr!

The IT List: August 16

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Summer is slowly coming to a close so it’s time to take advantage of those last few weekends at the cottage! Here are a few packing essentials for your weekend in the woods!

The dog days of summer are here, and cottage weekends are still in tall order. The Toronto Star recommends taking the House of Marley Bag of Rhythm along for portable tunes and crystal clear sound. [Toronto Star]

Did you miss beauty expert Jill Dunn on the Marilyn Denis Show correcting our beauty blunders?  Watch carefully as she shows you the right way to pluck your eyebrows, courtesy of Tweezerman‘s latest, Limited Edition Designer Series Cynthia Rowley collection.  [Marilyn Dennis Show]

It’s the bare necessities – curious how to get the smoothest skin? Check out Andrea Professionals Water Soluble Cold Wax in [Hello! Canada]

Don’t let the sun damage your tresses. One tip to avoid straw hair? Salon Selectives Leave In Treatment! [Lipstick Powder and Paint]

No need to sacrifice style for comfort with Hi-Tecs Harmony Waterproof Shoes! Need a pair for your guy? Sierra Lace shoes will do the trick! [Marilyn Dennis Show]

The IT List: June 25

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The star-studded MMVA’s had Toronto buzzing last weekend! Our friends at Baker Street  were on-hand at Perez Hilton’s One Night in Toronto event, serving up desserts to the stars including Carly Rae Jepsen, Dragonette and Darren Criss! [Perez Hilton]

Whether you’re for or against “manscaping”, we can all agree on the importance of using the proper tools! For waxing,  Andrea Professionals  is your best bet! For trimming, try  Tweezerman!  [Style Empire]

For a solo road trip or a run outdoors,  House of Marley headphones provide premium sound quality. And let’s be honest… They just look cool!  [Trailburn]

Summer means time to hit the beach and these flip flops from TEVA will allow you to run through the sand in comfort and style!  [Globe and Mail]

Dazzling rings inspired by Hollywood’s latest brides! We’d say “I Do!” to this diamond from Classic Creations [Hello Canada]

Brooklyn Decker looks gorgeous and summer-fresh on the June cover of Flare Magazine! The look is completed with essie nails!  [Flare]

This bittersweet Aperol cocktail is the ultimate patio sip! Sit back, relax and enjoy this Italian classic on a hot day!  [Chatelaine]

The IT List: April 4

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This week’s IT List is all about spring! Things we’ve missed from the warm weather months? Colour, running outdoors, relaxing summer tunes and of course, our favourite  patio beverages!

Jelly bean tea? Sign me up! DAVIDsTEA’s spring collection is perfect for an after-dinner drink or a morning pick-me-up! [Hello! Magazine]

Tupperware parties may not be our cup of tea, but we love how lia sophia’s home jewellery parties can empower women and allow them to run their own business! Not to mention, their Zingara collection is incredibly stylish and affordable! [Vitamin Daily]

Bouncy dresses and bright colours were abundant at the RACHEL Rachel Roy spring/summer preview! Now if we could only have a bit more of that warm summer weather from mid-March… [Vitamin Daily]

The NKPR office has started training for the Sporting Life 10K in support of Camp Ooch on May 13th! Our running shoe of choice is the Hi-Tec V-Lite Infinity HPi Ws! Light and comfy! [Sweetspot]

Looking to rock neons on your nails this summer? Essie’s latest collection, Poppy Razzi, offers four stand out brights! Be sure to coat your nails in white first to make the colour pop! [Sweetspot]

Nothing beats listening to jammin’ tunes by Bob Marley on a warm weather day! House of Marley’s line of earth-friendly headphones are the perfect accessory! [Virgin Radio]

Pink, bubbly and perfect for patio season… We can’t wait to sip on a SKYY Vodka Spring Fling cocktail! [Metro]

The IT List: March 13

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This week’s IT List is all about spring! Not only are we enjoying the early sun, but we are also incredibly excited for everything that comes with the season: new fashion, beauty and Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week!

Refresh your wardrobe with a classic work staple from Jones New York. This iconic white shirt is sure to empower your style in and out of the office!  [Women of Influence]

Pyjama chic? We love these slouchy printed Mendocino pants for spring, perfect to pair with your favourite fitted tee! [Flare]

Looking to turn heads this spring? Make a statement with this turquoise laguna necklace from Lia Sophia! [Toronto Sun]

We are incredibly excited that beauty icon Essie Weingarten, the founder and president of essie cosmetics, is in town for Toronto’s Fashion Week!  Read all about essie’s 30th anniversary in the first ever issue of [Style Empire]

One of the earliest signs of aging is hyper-pigmentation. The non-invasive solution according to dermatologist Dr. Adam Geyer? Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution packed full of Vitamin C, white birch and peony extract! Don’t forget sunscreen as a preventative measure! We like Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50! [Chatelaine]

The IT List: Feb 27

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INK Entertainment launches new concept nightclub Cube in the centre of Toronto’s entertainment district!  With a state-of-the-art sound system and cool retro-infused décor, we have no doubt that Cube will reinvigorate Toronto’s “square” club scene! [The Grid]

Yum! Jennifer Valentyne visits the Baker Street bakery on Breakfast Television… Looks like we share a love of Baker Street’s delicious Red Velvet! [Breakfast Television]

Starting to train for a summer run? Be sure to check out this list of top gym essentials! Our must-have item? Goody Slide Proof Elastics to keep hair in place! [Sweetspot]

Brighten your skin tone with Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution! Clinically proven to rapidly reduce the look of dark spots, this amazing product is one of our new favourite  beauty fixes! [Fashion Magazine]

We loved checking out all the upcoming beauty and fashion trends at New York Fashion Week! Essie nails dominated the shows featuring fresh, polished looks for fall! [Broken Heel Diaries]

Bold prints and vintage looks are on-trend this season at M for Mendocino! The Toronto-based retailer just opened their first location in the GTA and we love how they recreate styles from the runway for less! [Richmond Hill Post]

 

The IT List: Feb 8

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This week’s IT List is all about Valentine’s Day! Whether single or attached, this love-dedicated holiday can be incredibly polarizing! One thing we can’t debate? All the amazing products that come out during the month of love!

What do you get when you combine a mouth-watering Heart Truffle Cake from Baker Street, a decadent Frangelico and SKYY Vodka cocktail, and the romantic Sweetheart Collection from DAVIDsTEA? A triple threat of delicious treats for the day of love… or any day really! [Toronto Sun]

Looking for a sexy surprise for your partner this Valentine’s Day? The We-Vibe 3 is the hottest couples sex toy on the market with 6 vibration modes and a completely waterproof design! [Women’s Post]

Italian aperitifs like Campari and Aperol were one of the top cocktail trends of 2011! With a glowing-red colour, these two spirits are a non-cliché way to indulge in pink drinks this Valentine’s Day! [Globe & Mail]

No Valentine’s Day outfit is complete without the proper accessories! A stunning Lia Sophia bracelet and statement ring are sure to please your loved one! [24 Hours]

Give your face a rosy glow this Valentine’s Day with Stila’s new stunning collection of spring essentials! We love this gorgeous heart-patterned blush palette! [iVillage]

The IT List: January 6

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Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year? This week’s IT List celebrates the start of 2012! Our prediction so far… it’s going to be an amazing year!

New Year’s Eve may have passed, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop celebrating. Tasty holiday drinks from SKYY Vodka, Campari, and Cabo Wabo Tequila  are sure to keep the party going all year long. [Toronto Sun]

We are loving Pantone’s 2012 Colour of the Year! (note Tangerine Tango filled blog post below) Stay on-trend with this sheer blouse from RW&CO.’s spring collection! [Toronto Sun]

One of  the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight and get fit! But you don’t have to kill yourself in the gym to get results. Introduce walking into your routine to kickstart your fitness goals! Our favourite walking shoe – the very cool Fila Skeletoes! [Insert Magazine]

Bling in the New Year with essie Luxeffects polishes! The sparkle doesn’t have to stop after New Year’s Eve and these essie polishes will help you shine throughout 2012! [Beauty Connexion]