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Friday
May292015

FRIDAY FIND | The Kim & Kylie Effect + Win a $50 GC to Sephora

via Kylie Jenner on Instagram

Whatever you might think about the Kardashian clan, you have to admit one thing: they're really, really good at makeup. You only have to look at Kylie Jenner's beauty evolution over the past few years to see that anyone can transform into a total stunner with the right makeup tricks. And, fine, maybe just a little surgery. You think?

Yup. Same girl. Wow, right? Now, before you run for your nearest shot glass to score Kylie's famous pout, hold up. Don't hurt yourself. I've done a little digging and found some Kim and Kylie-approved beauty picks from Sephora, from their favourite contouring kit to a lip pencil that will forever change your lip game, no bruising, injections or surgery required. Phew. Plus be sure to watch the makeup tutorial below to learn how to contour like a pro.

Happy Friday beautiful girls! And you guessed it...

#CONTEST ALERT!

We're giving away a $50 Gift Card to Sephora to help with you upgrade your summer beauty routine! Here's how you can win it:

1) Leave a comment below with your favourite beauty tip or trick. 

2) For a bonus entry, follow @WhiteOaksMall & @Sephora on Twitter and tweet the following '@WhiteOaksMall is giving away a $50 GC to @Sephora. See our Kylie & Kim-worthy picks, then follow & RT to #win! http://bit.ly/1JcBWki'

3) Contest ends Tues, June 2nd at 5 pm.

4) Contest open to residents of Canada only.  

5) GOOD LUCK! XX

Sephora Favorites Time to Prime, $30, Sephora

Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation, $50, Sephora

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, $52, Sephora

Make Up For Ever Eyelashes Strip, $19, Sephora

Lancôme Hypnose Star Mascara, $33.50, Sephora

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bahama, $31, Sephora

Wednesday
May272015

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY | Our Ultimate Dad's Day Gift Guide

You're welcome ;)

You've got to hand it to dads. I mean, enduring ballet recitals, waiting out endless bathroom takeovers and braving the long teenage years is enough to make even the most sane guy want to midlife crisis his way into a red Camaro. Dads are expected to keep things fun when moms like me get naggy. Do this. Do that. I mean do this, that way. Do that, but you're doing that all wrong. My husband can only take so much direction, at which point bedtime hits and he starts spontaneously hurling packs of candy at my daughter and doing bad-ass ninja taekwondo with my son. Must be some evolutionary response to eons of nagging wives. 

I was lucky to grow up with the best dad who, though he's sadly passed away, will always be with me. When I find myself taking life too seriously, I think of the look my dad would have given me and it always makes me laugh. When I find myself rushing through my day, I remember how my dad and I would spend hours staring at the clouds, magically willing them to evaporate away. When I get too stuck in a routine, I'll whisk my kids off to do something exciting because nobody taught me the value of adventure more than my spontaneous dad. He was also the first one to arrive in any crisis and the first person I'd call if I needed a cry. I now watch my husband with my kids and feel so lucky that they're growing up with a wonderful dad, too. He makes crepes on Sundays, he takes them on bike rides through the city, and makes bedtime stories way more exciting than any author could ever have imagined. Dads might not parent exactly like moms, but it turns out that's a very good thing.

Whether he's an athlete, a techie, a wannabe hipster or just a laid-back kinda bro, we've rounded up the top gifts to show him how much you appreciate every little thing. Check out our Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide below. We love you, dads.

 

 
Friday
May222015

FRIDAY FIND | The Best Bridal Party Bags + #WIN a $50 GC to ALDO Accessories

 


You may have felt like you had your wedding s*#! together (that's stuff, in case you're wondering) on your own wedding day, and I certainly did, but I'm currently suffering major post-FOMO thanks to these adorable bridal party handbags at ALDO Accessories. I mean, clutches designed specifically for the bride and bridesmaid on her wedding day, both literal and dress-matching, and then the sweetest ever Just Married clutch to carry on her honeymoon afterwards. Sigh...lucky brides of 2015. And the fact that ALDO has done up these beauties for $50 and under when the wedding industry is notoriously way overpriced? That, I like. That, I love. You must tell anyone you know who's getting married this year, k?

Happy Friday! Now check this out:

#CONTEST ALERT!

We're giving away a $50 Gift Card to ALDO Accessories to help with you pick up some cute new accessories! Here's how you can win it:

1) Leave a comment below explaining the best or worst bridesmaid dress you ever wore. 

2) For a bonus entry, follow @WhiteOaksMall & @ALDO_Shoes on Twitter and tweet the following '@WhiteOaksMall is giving away a $50 GC to @ALDO_Shoes. See the best-ever bridal party bags, then follow & RT to #win! http://bit.ly/1ekpEeu'

3) Contest ends Tues, May 26th at 5 pm.

4) Contest open to residents of Canada only.  

5) GOOD LUCK! XX