How Not To Let Allergies Ruin The Last Days of Summer (+Contest To Win $100 GC To Shoppers!)




I can’t think of much that’s sadder than the end of summer. Well maybe one thing, suffering with insane allergies during those last days of the season that makes Canada worth living in. Nothing ruins a warm, breezy, summer night like a fit of sneezes and a runny, itchy nose…

Unfortunately for me and I’m sure a bunch of you, Ragweed, that nasty little pollen that releases 1 billion grains per season, per plant, is not only prevalent in Canada but the worst in Ontario; with Manitoba and Quebec coming in a close second and third. And the end of summer is when Ragweed is at its peak.

Itchy, watery eyes. Hives, allergic skin itch, sneezing, runny and itchy noses are just some of the symptoms of Ragweed allergies. Thankfully for us weary sufferers, REACTINE® is here.   REACTINE® can start to work in 20 minutes and provides you with freedom from your allergy symptoms for up to 24 hours. More than one reason why REACTINE® is the doctor and pharmacist number 1 recommended over-the-counter allergy relief brand.

Because we know if you also suffer from allergies you want relief, like now, we’ve teamed up with REACTINE® for a fun contest. We want to give one lucky reader a $100 gift card to our fave place to drain our bank accounts, Shoppers (I can never leave there without spending a serious amount of money). You can use the gift card to stock up on some REACTINE® and a few other fun treats for yourself. Maybe some pretty new lippy? Or a whack load of nail polish? Or basically whatever your little heart desires.

How to enter, you ask? Leave a comment telling us what you’re going to miss most about summer and BAM! You’re entered to win a sweet $100 gift card from Shopper’s Drug Mart!

See you in the comment section!




This post was sponsored by the makers of REACTINE®. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Clos du Bois’ Guide to the Dog Days of Summer: Best Reads




Our friends at Clos du Bois have curated the ultimate book list to guide you and your girlfriends through the dog days of summer. From Best Beach Read to Best Murdery Mystery and Best Foodie Fiction to Best Page-to-Silver-Screen Blockbuster, this list captures the moods of the season. We haven’t had the best weather this summer so I’m going take advantage of these precious last couple of weeks and take some time to unwind with these great reads.


Looking for the perfect wine to serve at your book club? Clos du Bois’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a crowd-pleasing choice with its aromas of cassis and plum with vanilla and mocha notes; ripe black fruit flavours with vanilla spice to finish.


Without further ado…

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Sadly we lost another Hollywood icon this week, Lauren Bacall. She was not only an exquisite beauty, but to me she represented something in Hollywood that was pretty revolutionary at the time for women, strength.  She seemed always be in roles where she commanded the screen and wasn’t pushed around.  Maybe it had something to do with her sultry, husky voice, but whatever the case, I love watching her films.  Over and over.  RIP Lauren.

Here are some of our favorite links from the week:

A great post on Bacall

Oh Idris….

How to take a selfie like a Super

The power couple in the age of social media.

NARS is turning 20 and they’re celebrating with some fun new colours.  Need.  Them.  All.

Quincy for President

The return of the Rudeboy

Two interesting perspectives on cheating.

Fall at Aritzia is pretty amazing.  Especially this Jax skirt.

Oh and the Mara Hoffman collection?  Stop it.  So good.


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