Friday, September 30, 2011

Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine

Here's a catchy tune to singalong to and help kick off the weekend.

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gals We Admire: Julie Cole

Julie Cole is one of the founders of Mabel's Labels, a company that makes personalized sticky labels and clothing labels for babies, kids and grown-ups. She and her business partners were recently awarded the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (Momentum) awardFind out more about this successful mompreneur.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Give Yourself a 30 Day Challenge

Feel like your stuck in a rut? Try implementing a 30 day challenge. Turns out that 30 days is just the right amount of time to add a (good) habit or subtract a (bad) one.

Matt Cutts, who works for the Search Quality group at Google, specializing in search engine optimization issues, gave a TED talk in which he describes how these short-term challenges have such benefits as time becoming more memorable and increased self-confidence.

Watch Cutts' talk here and then go ahead and write that novel, practise yoga, floss your teeth, or commit to any other challenge, big or small, for the next month!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

If the Skirt Fits

There's a new study out that has found a woman who wears a skirt suit tends to stand out more than her  female counterpart wearing a pants suit. In Why skirts are good for your careerRenee Sylvestre-Williams reports on the findings, and speaks to Human Resources expert Sarah Paul who comments that a woman "wearing a skirt and dressing in an overtly feminine way elicits personality characteristics more often demonstrated by women... support, empathy, sensitivity... which are all desirable traits of a leader in today's workplace."

So, the next time you're shopping for a new work ensemble, consider adding a stylish skirt and suit combo to your professional wardrobe.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

True Colours

Summer may have come and gone, but it doesn't mean we have to get rid of bright and bold colours completely. The CND PrimariesBicycle Yellow, Relay Red and Anchor Blue—are three colours we've been using to dress up our nails this fall. We especially love wearing these vibrant shades with neutral-coloured clothing so that our nails can be in the spotlight. Adding this splash of colour to our toned-down look definitely gets us in the mood for a fun-filled autumn!

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Move Along - The All-American Rejects

Feeling bummed out lately? Here's a track from The All-American Rejects to remind us all that our lives go through cycles so "even when your hope is gone, move along, move along just to make it through".

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gals We Admire: Pam Mazzuca Prebeg


Pam Mazzuca Prebeg loves motivating others to become active in their everyday lives. Get inspired to be your best by learning more about this fitness writer and personal trainer's daily regimen.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

5 Public Speaking Tips

Giving a presentation at work? Don't let your nerves get the best of you. Put on a winning smile and follow these five steps for public speaking success:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

11 Steps for Creating the Ultimate Financial Plan

If you're looking to save for a dream vacation, a mortgage downpayment, or early retirement, check out 11 steps to financial freedom by Julie Cazzin (from the September/October 2011 issue of MoneySense Magazine) to learn how to achieve your goal. With steps such as tracking and adjusting your spending, and developing a strategy, this is not a get-rich quick scheme, but a realistic method to securing your financial future if planned appropriately.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull

Another work week is over. Take it from JLo: "Live your life and stay young on the floor"!

Happy weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gals We Admire: Rebekah Pearse

She may have packed up her knives and left the Top Chef Canada kitchen early in the competition, but Rebekah Pearse is now kicking culinary butt as resident Pastry Chef at a well-established winery in B.C.'s Okanagan Valley.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Girl Effect: A Solution to Poverty

There's a solution to world poverty and it starts with giving a girl an education. This way, she has the ability to raise her standard of living for herself and for her family. A lofty dream or a hopeful reality? We're prone to believe the latter. Check out this video to learn more about The Girl Effect:


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

5 Ways to NOT Get Fired

Want to be an invaluable employee? Then lose the phrase “That’s not my job.” And develop a skill that's unique to the company so that you're the only one who can do it. These are just two of the suggestions brought forth by Elizabeth Bromstein in her article Five ways to make yourself fire-proof at work.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Decadent Lip Trio

Lip gloss, lip pencil, and lipstick—we don't go anywhere without these three lip essentials in our cosmetic bag, and we've found ones that keep our lips supremely hydrated and provide long-lasting colour. BITE's Lip ShineHigh Pigment Matte Pencil, and Luminous Crème Lipstick (pictured left to right above) each come in fabulous shades to suit any skin type. Made with organic fruit butters to soften and nourish lips, they're also completely free of yucky chemicals such as parabens, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances and dyes. Put all these elements together, and you've got great lip service!

$20 USD for Lip Shine (0.12 oz)
$24 USD for High Pigment Matte Pencil (0.09 oz)
$24 USD for Luminous Crème Lipstick (0.13 oz)

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Take Over Control - Afrojack featuring Eva Simons

This hot dance track is the latest offering from Afrojack. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Gals We Admire: Kara Downs

Photo by: Judy Chee

Small business owner Kara Downs loves that her career allows her to network and build interconnecting relationships amongst her friends and business contacts. She concedes that it's not always easy to make ends meet in her field, but Downs believes that persistence is the key.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

How to Write a Resume that Gets Noticed

Brushing up your CV for a job hunt? Watch this quick video from for tips on what a hiring manager wants to see on your resume that will make you stand out from other applicants.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Key to Work Productivity

So it seems the key to productivity is not so difficult to achieve. In How to get more time off without losing productivity by Harvey Schachter (originally published in The Globe and Mail), we read about a formula for success as prescribed by Dan Sullivan, who operates The Strategic Coach, a consultancy business for entrepreneurs. Sullivan advises his clients to divide their work lives into "focus days, when they focus solely on the activities that bring in the money; free days, when they do nothing business-related and just rejuvenate; and buffer days, when they deal with the rest of business life." A simple plan that gets us working smarter, not harder? Sign us up!

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Extreme Support

Every gal needs good support—we're talking about the kind for your décolletage here. Just out this month is the all-new la Vie en Rose Extreme Double Gel Bra. Touted by the upscale lingerie maker as "the ultimate bra experience", this brassiere adds a dramatic lift to emphasize our intramammary cleft (read "cleavage" for those who aren't familiar with the anatomically-correct term) in a sexy yet classy way. And though we may not want to be showing off our décolletage at the office, this is certainly a bra we'll want when we're getting dolled up for a nght out on the town. A must-have for any lady in search of a fabulous, versatile bra that provides true support! Available in black, white, beige, burgundy and charcoal grey.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera

Labour Day weekend has arrived! Enjoy the three-day weekend with the newest track from Maroon 5 featuring guest vocals from diva Christina Aguilera.

Have a great long weekend, ladies, and see you on Monday!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Gals We Admire: Chantel Simmons

Chantel Simmons has a dream job—three actually! Not only is she the Hair Editor for The Kit and a beauty expert on The Marilyn Denis Show, Simmons also followed her dream to become a published author and to date she's penned two novels. And, as if it even needed to be mentioned, this stylish career gal has fabulous hair!