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Christmas Gift Ideas, Stocking Stuffers: 60 clever picks under $25


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When it comes to Christmas gift ideas, stocking stuffers sit at the top of our list. These sometimes cheap and always cheerful items can make or break the Christmas morning experience—we’re certainly not the only ones who get just as much joy from unpacking a carefully curated stocking as we do in unwrapping presents, right?

To help with your stocking stuffer gift ideas, we’ve compiled 60 items to that will suit just about everyone on your list. Whether you’re paired with the hardest-to buy-for coworker in your office Secret Santa exchange, have a laundry list of relatives in need of gifts or want to find an unforgettable item for your significant other, we have you covered. Most importantly, all our stocking stuffer gift ideas are under $25. (At that price, you should probably pick up a few extras to ensure you’re ready for any last minute holiday get-togethers.)
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Beauty Fix: A cool trick (literally!) for getting rid of undereye puffiness and more answers to your beauty questions


Beauty Fix

Every week we take on your questions about makeup, skincare, hair and more and provide all the answers. This week we offer two fixes for tired eyes: one tip will ensure your undereye puffiness is no more and the other works like a charm to brighten dull eyes. And while we advocate for wearing SPF year-round, with spring just a few weeks away it’s more important that ever to add some sunscreen into your beauty routine. We suggest one product that even oily-skinned girls won’t shy away from. Have a question we haven’t answered? Email us at

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[CLOSED] 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Win 1 of 6 bottles of Consonant HydrExtreme!


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No matter what winter throws at you—be it chapped, dry, itchy or irritated skin—Consonant’s HydrExtreme can fix it and we have six 30mL bottles of this miracle oil to give away. Seriously, read this!

All you have to do is enter our contest until 11:59pm and cross your fingers! Check back at 12:01 a.m. on Monday December 17 for prize number 5 in our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways contest.

National treasures: Over the past 35 years, these Canadian innovators have been making their beauty mark at home and abroad

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National treasures: Over the past 35 years, these Canadian innovators have been making their beauty mark at home and abroad

To coincide with FASHION’s 35th anniversary we’re taking a look back at some Canadian beauty trailblazers that have made waves throughout the country and abroad over the past 35 years. Brands such as M.A.C, Ojon, Moroccanoil and Cargo may have started small, but are now recognized around the globe and have been providing consumers with makeup products and tips for decades. Talent-wise, from Kristjan Hayden to Grace Lee to Greg Wencel (and more!), Canadian-born hairstylists and makeup artists have left their mark on top brands and stars—including Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gisele and Kristen Stewart. And the ever-growing green beauty industry is yet another area that Canadians excel at: brands like RMS Beauty, Consonant and Bite Beauty & Sula are getting noticed for their eco-friendly and all-natural approach.

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What’s in your bag, Debra Goldblatt?


Photography by Erin Seaman

Being Toronto Fashion Week and all, it seemed only fitting that we’d want to bag stalk the lady who holds the keys to it all. Debra Goldblatt is head honcho of one of Toronto’s highest profile entertainment and lifestyle public relations firms, rock-it promotions, and has got her well-moisturized helping hands in everything from show and backstage access to designer relations. Alongside her team of awesome associates, Goldblatt is responsible for some of the biggest and best parties throughout the rest of the year as well, including the Festival Music House during TIFF, and just about every major happening at Queen Street West’s longstanding hub The Drake Hotel. Funnily enough, you wont find any actual keys inside this bag, but what you will find is plenty of vitamins, mementos, and even a mini Power Ranger to keep this powerhouse going.

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Afternoon beauty fix: Does anti-aging jargon leave you confused? Here’s what you need to know


I’m lost amongst the variety of anti-aging creams on the shelf at the drugstore—what do I need to be looking for in a preventative product?
It’s a confusing world when it comes to beauty—buzzwords like “retinol” and “collagen” are tossed around as though their meanings are commonly known. Don’t worry, I’m here to simplify. Read more »

Afternoon beauty fix: Some après-ski options for chapped lips


My lips got extremely chapped during a ski trip two weeks ago and they still haven’t healed. Help!
Don’t blame it on the shussing, ski bunny—winter weather makes it hard to keep your lips healthy! Whether you’re on the mountain or spending winter curled up in the city, the degree of moisture in the air has plummeted with the temperature, taking with it the water that’s otherwise retained in your skin. Because your lips don’t have oil glands to produce and maintain moisture on their own, you’ll need to add it back for them. Read more »

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Enter to win one of eleven luxurious Consonant body lotions!


Lather up for winter with Consonant’s organic, anti-aging, and antioxidant body conditioner. We’re giving away eleven deliciously scented 500mL lotions!

Consonant organic spearmint and sage body lotion ($42,

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