Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Parasuco Warehouse Sale

Stock up on women's Parasuco jeans, t-shirts, tanks, leather jackets, pants, summer dresses and more. The sale is only on for 4 days and you can save up to 80% off.
April 29 to May 2; The International Centre, Hall 6, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga ON

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

XXI Forever

While reading the recent issue of LouLou magazine I was excited to see they have gone back to doing a section (actually, one page) of plus size clothing. One of the items shown was from Faith21, the plus size line that XXI Forever carries. I checked out the website to see if they are actually carrying the line in Canada and lo-and-behold, they are! Only in selected stores of course and they seem to be mostly located in "the burbs" so I put aside an entire afternoon and ventured out to Fairview Mall to see if the items in the store were as nice as the ones shown online. I'm pleased to say that it was worth the trip and I spent quite a bit of time trying things on. The Faith21 section of the store is small but they have managed to pack a lot of merch into the tiny area. I can't list everything great they carry but here are some of the items I really liked and ended up trying on: multi-coloured strapless cotton sundress $27.80, dark denim jeans (in petite length!) $13.50, an a-line top with a racer-back and the 'T' was covered in ruffles $18.80, satin kimono-styled dress $27.80, black/white checked halter dress $23.80, metallic gold leopard print skirt $15.80, black v-neck top with silver metallic embroidered roses $29.80, cotton and lace blouse $27.80, black chiffon tunic with embroidery $33.80 and they had the most awesome pair of open toed booties for $31.80 and the size 10 actually fit but the heel was just a bit too towering for my liking - but they did look fabulous with jeans!
Now if they would just carry the Faith21 line at every location, curvy girls would never have to over pay for clothing at Addition Elle/Penningtons ever again!

Mini Shrek

Yes they did! The OPI Shrek edition colours have come to Canada and they have done a box of 4 minis! Unfortunately, they didn't include the dark purple (Funky Dunkey) or the dark green (Who the Shrek Are You?). The mini packs are available for $16.50 at Trade Secrets.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cooks Rejoice

The All-Clad, KRUPS, Rowenta and T-fall warehouse sale is taking place on May 1st from 9am-5pm. Save up to 75% off such items as toasters, fryers, expresso machines, cookware, food processors and more!
Location: 345 Passmore Ave, Scarborough ON (west of Markham Rd)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Shrek Your Nails

OPI has come out with a line of six colours in ode to the Shrek 4 movie (yes, they're actually on #4). The colours are purple - Funky Dunkey, pink - Rumples Wiggin', green - Who the Shrek Are You?, yellow - Fiercely Fiona, light blue - What's With the Cattitude? and dark blue - Ogre-The-Top Blue. They are all cream formulas, no frosts or shimmers, and are perfect colours for summer.