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✨ Happy weekend! Today is Saturday, October 26, 2019, and we’re gearing up for an extra-spooky Halloween.
TRICK OR TREAT
Halloween weekend is officially here! While the actual day (October 31) falls on a Thursday this year, many Halloween parties and events will be happening tonight, so if you’re scrambling for a last-minute costume (like, really last minute), allow us to direct you to this genius list of 31 costume ideas you can put together in mere minutes using things you already own. Don’t forget the glam! Take your cart to the makeup aisle and stock up on fake blood, spooky false lashes, and Halloween-themed press-on nails to complete your look.
• What Else You Need To Know
Who says Halloween costumes have to be picked up in the costume aisle? More and more people are choosing to go the DIY route when it comes to putting together a creative look, and retailers are making it easier than ever to do so. This weekend, get your creative juices flowing by simply browsing through your favourite places to shop every other day of the year. We bet you’ll find something you love that’s not only chic, but that you can wear again. A Halloween costume that actually looks good and is good for the environment? That’s definitely a treat.
— SHOP THE TREND —
• Oh, Canada!
|This week, Montréal-based eyewear brand BonLook announced the launch of Made In Canada, its first-ever collection of frames that are 100% designed and manufactured here in the Great White North. Released on October 22, the four-frame collection features two women’s and two men’s designs named Arctic, Boreal, Flora and Fauna. Tiny details, like a gold maple leaf on the frames, make this ultra-Canadian collection, well, completely Canadian. BonLook|
• Nip and Tuck
|Recognize the name Dr. Simon Ourian? The Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon is a favourite of celebrities, and has basically become one himself thanks to appearances on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, where he can be seen doing everything from tending to Kim’s stretch marks, to leading Kris Jenner through Coolsculpting procedures. He’s also the man behind Kylie Jenner’s now-famous pout. Now the good doctor is predicting the plastic-surgery trends that will be huge in 2020. Perhaps the most intriguing? A new batch of facial fillers set to be released next year that are said to mimic the texture of your skin more than any current fillers are able to. (We’re smiling, you just can’t see our faces move.) Coveteur|
🌟 PRO TIP
“[A pair of jeans] gives authenticity to an outfit. You look less pretentious when you offset your wardrobe with something so democratic.”
– Jonathan Cheung, Levi’s senior vice president of design innovation, on pairing jeans with high heels. The Atlantic
• In Plane Sight
Don’t even think about planning your holiday getaway before taking a peek at KAYAK’s just-released travel guide. It includes must-know tidbits, like the cheapest North American flights during the holiday season, the most popular New Year’s Eve destinations, and tons more. The best part? You’ll find loads of travel hacks that will make travelling during the holidays a bit easier on your wallet. (We’re in. Or out, we suppose.) For example, booking international flights is always cheaper when done last-minute, but the best (cheapest) time to book a domestic flight for the holidays is between October 30 and November 13 for the lowest price. Kayak
• Veg Out
Kellogg’s new line of plant-based protein, Incogmeato, is diving head-first into the pizza world. As of this week, Pizza Hut’s new Garden Pizza, topped with veggies and Incogmeato’s meatless Italian sausage, will be on the menu starting in one Phoenix, Arizona location. And that’s not the only major change going down at the iconic ‘za franchise. The pie will be served in a new round box (yes, round!), which uses less packaging than the usual square boxes and took two years to develop. If the test goes well, expect to see a whole lot of round pizza boxes in the near future. CNN
• Tree Party
Love the look and smell of a real Christmas tree but don’t love the work involved in bringing one home? We don’t blame you. When temperatures drop to unbelievable depths, the last thing we want to do is trudge around in the snow choosing a tree. The Home Depot can take care of all that for you, thanks to the retailer’s tree holiday delivery service. The Christmas Greenery Program lets you place an order online and have your tree delivered straight to your home. (Talk about a Christmas miracle.)
⚡️ STRAIGHT TO THE POINT
• Toronto’s iconic Hammam Spa is opening a luxe, 13,000-square-foot second location in Bayview Village on Oct. 31.
• Amazon Wedding Registry has finally launched in Canada, with handy, curated categories that you can filter by — like most-registered for, by category, or by room.
• Tiffany & Co. is selling a 24-item holiday advent calendar for a staggering US $112,000.
• Instagram is banning all filters and effects that are “associated with plastic surgery.”
• Kylie Jenner has filed legal documents to trademark “rise and shine.”
• Star Power
There’s no need to get spooked.
Now if you’ll excuse us, we need to go look into some new clothing storage options.