Beginnings, Endings and a Clarisonic Mia 2 giveaway

A new year is the perfect time for fresh starts, happy (or not-so-happy) endings and fun giveaways. After almost four years of dutiful blogging I will no longer be updating J’adore…. The blog will continue to live on at this address and the archives will remain but this chapter of my blogging journey is at an end.

That’s the ending.

Four years is a long time in blogger years. The industry changes, bloggers change and the content sometimes needs a change too. I’ve started a new blog that will do a better job of showcasing my strengths – my writing ability and my colourful opinions – called The Fashion Eclectic.

“The Fashion Eclectic is a dynamic online fashion, lifestyle, beauty and opinion destination that blends blogging and journalism to provide insightful, entertaining and engaging coverage of trends, events and industry news. With a focus on diversity, The Fashion Eclectic hopes to add that little je ne c’est quoi to the Canadian fashion industry.”

Now for the giveaway.

The lovely people at Clarisonic have given me a Clarisonic Mia 2 to give to one of my faithful readers. Visit The Fashion Eclectic to find out how you can win one of these babies.

Thank you so much to all of you for reading, supporting and engaging. I look forward to continuing the journey at The Fashion Eclectic.


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Beauty | Manicure Monday: Let it snow! holiday nail art

My name is Septembre Anderson and I am addicted to Christmas. This time of year always makes me absolutely giddy. Add that to the fact that I love a good theme and you’ve got ready-made nail art inspiration. Snow for Christmas seems like an impossibility for Toronto so I decided to commemorate the fluffy white stuff on my nails.


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Fashion | Joe Fresh Spring/Summer 2013: Modern classics, refined, in a smorgasbord of colours

The Joe Fresh spring/summer 2013 fashion show was a monochromatic affair. A procession of very 60s graphic black and white looks in geometric patterns paraded down the runway  and were starkly contrasted with a star-studded cast of models including Grace Mahary, Meghan Collison, Zoe Colivas and the always colourful modeling legend Pat Cleveland. While the runway collection was devoid of colour (except for some hits of colour and metallics) the collection that will appear in stores has been dialed up and includes a veritable explosion of colour.

Joe Fresh Spring/Summer 2013 Preview

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Beauty | Manicure Monday: Starry night nail art

This manicure is the result of a two-way mistake. I looked high and low and high again for a deep blue glitter nail polish so that I could try my hand at a glitter gradient mani and could not find one. I decided to try making my own glitter polish and bought a clear polish and glitter from the dollar store. Big mistake. The cheaper products meant that the polish stripped the colour from the glitter and I was left with a jelly polish with silver glitter in it.

Blue jelly polish gradient

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Fashion | The Philip Sparks Spring 2013 accessories collection bursts with colour

First there was a women’s line, then there was a store and now Torontos’s sweetheart with a thing for vintage, Mr. Philip Sparks, has expanded his eponymous label to include women’s footwear.

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Beauty | Manicure Monday (on a Tuesday): Houndstooth nail art

Nail art inspiration can sometimes be hard to find. I found myself with a terrible case of nail artist block on Sunday night (see what I did there?) and was unable to produce something worthy of a Manicure Monday post. I found my mojo on Monday afternoon (via a houndstooth nail art tutorial on Tumblr) and come up with this design.

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Beauty | Manicure Monday: What’s your nude? HIPP x RGB skin tone specific nude nail colour system

Finding the right nude nail polish can be a trial and a half leaving many to exclaim, “Really? Whose nude?” Well, RGB Cosmetics has teamed up with self-proclaimed “green celebrity nail stylist” Jenna Hipp to create the HIPP x RGB Nude skin tone specific nude nail colour system.

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J’adore News | I’ve joined Instagram!

Over the years, I’ve added a number of different ways for readers of J’adore… to both interact with me and get their fashion, beauty and lifestyle fix. Recently, I’ve added Instagram to that growing list (Are you following on Twitter and Tumblr?).

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J’adore | Maison Martin Margiela with H&M collection wish list

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The moment we’ve all been waiting for is soon upon us. The Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection is set to hit H&M shelves nationwide on November 15 and it’s time to make those lists, check them twice and come up with a game plan to make sure all the items you covet end up in your shopping bag.

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Beauty | Manicure Monday: Pearl overload

Every once in a while a friend, reader or Twitter follower suggests a nail art design or sends along some inspiration for a design. It can sometimes be challenging to be creative each week so I love when suggestions come rolling in (*nudge, nudge, hint, hint*). The inspiration for this week’s nail art design came from a good friend and fellow blogger Marcus Kan of À La Mode who suggested I try something with pearls.

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