Beauty

July 4, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Farewell

Editor’s note: Listen to this song as you read As you may have known, Turn it Up was created as a platform to promote the MMVAs and to build excitement leading up to the weekend’s festivities. Alas, now that the MMVAs are over, so too are we. We’ve had so much fun these last two months being your source for everything Beauty, Music, Fashion and Culture, and we want to thank each and every one of you for visiting the site and for supporting all of our content!

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COVERGIRL Outlast All-Day Lip Colour in Coral Beauty

June 30, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Summer Lips and Summer Looks

Whether you’re a flower child, a rocker chick, a hipster girl or anything in between, COVERGIRL’s got the perfect summer lip shade just for you! Adding a pop of color to your lips can change your whole look, even just a swipe of a glossy neutral can take you from  ‘blah’ to ‘yeah!’ Take a look at some of these summer lip colors, and how you can match them with all of your favorite looks this season!  

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With a name like {Dew Over!}, you know this moisturizing gel is the ultimate hydrator. Smooth it on your face first thing in the morning, and your skin won’t need to remember those 8 glasses of water! Beauty

June 28, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Moisturize Me! The Secret to Smooth Summer Skin

Summer is officially here, and with it comes hot days, hot sun and hot skin! All of this summer heat really sucks moisture from your body, so you want to be sure you’re staying extra hydrated throughout the long days. Drinking water is easy enough, but what about making sure your skin stays hydrated? Since your skin cells can’t remember to drink 8 glasses of water a day, you’ll have to do the hydrating for them! Luckily, Olay Fresh Effects makes that task easy with their line of ultra hydrating products! Take a look at some of our favorite skin saving products that we’ll be stocking up on all summer […]

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In Our Beach Basket Culture

June 27, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Canada Day Cottage Essentials

By: Caryn Ceolin Chances are you’re escaping suburbia or city life, and celebrating the great white north by heading north this weekend. Whether you’re going to soak in the sun on a poolside patio, beachside barbeque — or both — spending Canada Day shore-side one of the country’s many lakes is yet another reason to show your national pride in style.

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@huntingcoco shows us how to make plaid look chic! Fashion

June 25, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Street Meet: Queen West

Take a stroll down Toronto’s Queen Street West and you’re bound to find some of the most unique street style in the city. We did just that this afternoon and gave all of these trendy trotters a swag bag with some awesome products inside! So the next time you’re out and about, be on the lookout for our street style squad who will be giving away swag bags in exchange for a street meet snap! PHOTOS: Caryn Ceolin 

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Fashion

June 30, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Currently Coveting: Cut out Trousers

The cut out fashion craze has been steady on the rise over the past few years, and while it’s very easy to find cut out looks that absolutely do NOT work, it’s also easy to find looks that work so well we want to run home and start cutting up out favorite shirts. Currently though, it’s not a cut out shirt or dress we’re coveting, it’s cut out trousers! While we’ve come across a lot of trashy looking styles (which is easy when dealing with cut outs), we recently stumbled upon these adorable trousers from Pixie Market. They’ve got just the right amount of cut out that makes them fun, […]

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Start the wooden pencil movement! If you don't like your handwriting, try using magazine cutouts! Culture

June 30, 2014 | Hilary Allan

DIY: Personalized Pencils

Ok, so maybe no one actually uses wooden pencils anymore…but we say WHATEVER to that. These personalized pencils are so easy to make and just too cute not to use! So let’s start a movement, let’s bring back wooden pencils – BBWP! Wood and Led is not Dead! (ok seriously who’s making these picket signs with me? We can use wooden pencils to make them). Let’s start this movement in the funkiest way possible by making these super easy DIY personalized pencils. Follow the step-by-step guide below!  

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VOILA! A DIY clutch that will totally warrant some compliments. Fashion

June 28, 2014 | Hilary Allan

DIY: Leather Clutch

A girl can never have too many bags, we know this fact to be true. Whether it’s a carry all tote, a satchel, a handbag or a chic backpack, our love and need to own numerous bags knows no bounds. The ironic thing about bags, however, is that the more you own the less money you have to put in it! We’ve decided to help feed your bag addiction while still keeping your wallet in check- behold the DIY leather clutch! So easy to make, and absolutely compliment worthy. Follow our step-by-step guide below and add a unique bag to your ever growing collection!

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5. Wear Athletic Shorts With A Collared Shirt Fashion

June 26, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Let’s Play Ball: Athletic Fashion to Copy During FIFA

By: Caryn Ceolin Sure trainers and track pants have been popular on the field, but they’ve recently crept their way onto this year’s list of style staples. Fusing fashion function and hi-tech fabrics, the sporting life is something we’re adopting this summer and just in time for Saturday

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Culture

June 25, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Crush of the Week: Uzo Aduba

By now you’ve most definitely had the chance to watch the full second season of Orange is the New Black (at least three times) (no? Just us?). The character development this season was phenomenal, we were able to get to know some of the main characters even better, and were introduced to a few new characters- who we either grew to love or hate (cough* V *cough).

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Beauty

July 4, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Farewell

Editor’s note: Listen to this song as you read As you may have known, Turn it Up was created as a platform to promote the MMVAs and to build excitement leading up to the weekend’s festivities. Alas, now that the MMVAs are over, so too are we. We’ve had so much fun these last two months being your source for everything Beauty, Music, Fashion and Culture, and we want to thank each and every one of you for visiting the site and for supporting all of our content!

READ
Fashion

June 30, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Currently Coveting: Cut out Trousers

The cut out fashion craze has been steady on the rise over the past few years, and while it’s very easy to find cut out looks that absolutely do NOT work, it’s also easy to find looks that work so well we want to run home and start cutting up out favorite shirts. Currently though, it’s not a cut out shirt or dress we’re coveting, it’s cut out trousers! While we’ve come across a lot of trashy looking styles (which is easy when dealing with cut outs), we recently stumbled upon these adorable trousers from Pixie Market. They’ve got just the right amount of cut out that makes them fun, […]

READ
COVERGIRL Outlast All-Day Lip Colour in Coral Beauty

June 30, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Summer Lips and Summer Looks

Whether you’re a flower child, a rocker chick, a hipster girl or anything in between, COVERGIRL’s got the perfect summer lip shade just for you! Adding a pop of color to your lips can change your whole look, even just a swipe of a glossy neutral can take you from  ‘blah’ to ‘yeah!’ Take a look at some of these summer lip colors, and how you can match them with all of your favorite looks this season!  

READ
Start the wooden pencil movement! If you don't like your handwriting, try using magazine cutouts! Culture

June 30, 2014 | Hilary Allan

DIY: Personalized Pencils

Ok, so maybe no one actually uses wooden pencils anymore…but we say WHATEVER to that. These personalized pencils are so easy to make and just too cute not to use! So let’s start a movement, let’s bring back wooden pencils – BBWP! Wood and Led is not Dead! (ok seriously who’s making these picket signs with me? We can use wooden pencils to make them). Let’s start this movement in the funkiest way possible by making these super easy DIY personalized pencils. Follow the step-by-step guide below!  

READ
With a name like {Dew Over!}, you know this moisturizing gel is the ultimate hydrator. Smooth it on your face first thing in the morning, and your skin won’t need to remember those 8 glasses of water! Beauty

June 28, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Moisturize Me! The Secret to Smooth Summer Skin

Summer is officially here, and with it comes hot days, hot sun and hot skin! All of this summer heat really sucks moisture from your body, so you want to be sure you’re staying extra hydrated throughout the long days. Drinking water is easy enough, but what about making sure your skin stays hydrated? Since your skin cells can’t remember to drink 8 glasses of water a day, you’ll have to do the hydrating for them! Luckily, Olay Fresh Effects makes that task easy with their line of ultra hydrating products! Take a look at some of our favorite skin saving products that we’ll be stocking up on all summer […]

READ
VOILA! A DIY clutch that will totally warrant some compliments. Fashion

June 28, 2014 | Hilary Allan

DIY: Leather Clutch

A girl can never have too many bags, we know this fact to be true. Whether it’s a carry all tote, a satchel, a handbag or a chic backpack, our love and need to own numerous bags knows no bounds. The ironic thing about bags, however, is that the more you own the less money you have to put in it! We’ve decided to help feed your bag addiction while still keeping your wallet in check- behold the DIY leather clutch! So easy to make, and absolutely compliment worthy. Follow our step-by-step guide below and add a unique bag to your ever growing collection!

READ
In Our Beach Basket Culture

June 27, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Canada Day Cottage Essentials

By: Caryn Ceolin Chances are you’re escaping suburbia or city life, and celebrating the great white north by heading north this weekend. Whether you’re going to soak in the sun on a poolside patio, beachside barbeque — or both — spending Canada Day shore-side one of the country’s many lakes is yet another reason to show your national pride in style.

READ
5. Wear Athletic Shorts With A Collared Shirt Fashion

June 26, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Let’s Play Ball: Athletic Fashion to Copy During FIFA

By: Caryn Ceolin Sure trainers and track pants have been popular on the field, but they’ve recently crept their way onto this year’s list of style staples. Fusing fashion function and hi-tech fabrics, the sporting life is something we’re adopting this summer and just in time for Saturday

READ
@huntingcoco shows us how to make plaid look chic! Fashion

June 25, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Street Meet: Queen West

Take a stroll down Toronto’s Queen Street West and you’re bound to find some of the most unique street style in the city. We did just that this afternoon and gave all of these trendy trotters a swag bag with some awesome products inside! So the next time you’re out and about, be on the lookout for our street style squad who will be giving away swag bags in exchange for a street meet snap! PHOTOS: Caryn Ceolin 

READ
Culture

June 25, 2014 | Hilary Allan

Crush of the Week: Uzo Aduba

By now you’ve most definitely had the chance to watch the full second season of Orange is the New Black (at least three times) (no? Just us?). The character development this season was phenomenal, we were able to get to know some of the main characters even better, and were introduced to a few new characters- who we either grew to love or hate (cough* V *cough).

READ

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