magic monday – bag lady

Manager / Display Master

christieChristie somehow manages to manage us unmanageables.
She’s the very picture of grace, and can often be found dancing about the salon.

christie's bag2

Christie made this backpack!
You can buy them (and much more) through For You, Me & Us

Here’s what we found inside:


01 vintage lipstick holder
02 MAC lipstick – impassioned
03 Herbacin Kamille hand cream
04 **Malie Koke’e perfume oil
05 35mm film
06 **Priti NYC polish – american beauty
07 lipstick print compact – gift
08 keys – handmade keychain
09 **bobby pins (30 pins for 3.50)
10 Fort Garry Hotel matchbook
11 for you, me & us business cards
12 GREAT IDEAS notebook
13 vintage scarf
14 Triple C portable speaker
15 **Kevin Murphy Powder Puff
16 **Cleopatra combs
17 True History of the Kelly Gang – Peter Carey
18 Essie Polish – maximillian strasse her
19 antique cigarette case
20 **anj couture rose bobby pin

Find any of the starred items above in our boutique! We have one final bag lady coming up soon, so come back next week for a peek inside Andrée’s bag!

happy monday!!

magic monday – bag lady



Renée is our favourite brow magician and nail artist.

renee's purse

Her bag was a gift from her brother,
who purchased it while backpacking in Mexico.

renee's bag

Here’s what we found inside:

01 Daisy Roll on Perfume by Marc Jacobs
02 Lactaid – Don’t ask, I’m not even lactose intolerant…
03 Lint Roller– I’m a cat mom!
04 Lush Liquid Lipstick in Charm
05 *Mint + Hazel Earrings
06 iPhone
07 Alice Munro – Lives of Girls & Women
08 iPod Shuffle
09 *Priti NYC Nail Strengthener
10 Joe Eyeliner
11 Nail Files- I can’t stand snags in my nails. If they happen to break, I’ve always got a quick fix!
12 Sunglasses
13 MAC Lipstick
14 Day Planner
15 Blistex
16 Acrylic Paint 

All starred items are available in our boutique, so come visit us and pick up a few of Renée’s favourite items!

have a great week, everybody!


magic monday – bag lady

Receptionista Extraordinaire


Pascale is our resident cry baby / cat lady, online specialist / receptionist to all.

pascale's purse

Her bag is from Stay Home Club
Her small makeup bag is from Scout & Catalogue.

Here’s what we found inside:

pascale's bag

01 Jetoy Mini Planner via Ebay
02 Sakura Micron Pen
03 Tony Chestnut Leather Key Chain / Barry Manilow Key Chain
04 Nars Semi Matte Lipstick in Schiap / Heat Wave
05 Mineral Fusion Mascara
06 **Priti NYC Nailpolish in Nice Gal Peony – the perfect pink to welcome summer!
07 OLO Perfume Oil in Violet/Leather
08 **Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment – a total lifesaver for any long haired lady prone to dry ends.
09 **Bobby Pins (we’ve got tiny boxes of 30 pins for only 3.50)
10 Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain.
11 iPhone – customized cracks, courtesy of the rocky cliffs of Peggy’s Cove, NS.
12 Book – Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower
13 Kajal Eyeliner – I picked this up from a small grocer down the street from my place. perfect for adding a quick kick of extra drama.
14 **Malie Body Cream
15 Lint Roller – a must have for cat ladies, and dog ladies alike.

Find any of the starred items above in our boutique! We have a few more bag ladies coming up, so stay tuned!!

happy monday!!

the fresh perspective…

Malie Organics Body Wash


I’m back with a product review.  Malie Organics is a skin care line we’ve been carrying for a few years.   I can honestly say that I’ve been using the body wash exclusively for over six months and am noticing that it is the real deal.  I LOVE moisturized skin and will stop at nothing to keep it soft, supple and fresh.  The wash is moisturizing and freshly scented.  Koke’e’s scent is from the Hawaiian plant the Maile vine. It’s a little thin but dissolves and spreads quite easily.  I tend to be an over user but a little less is always better…

Apart from making me fresh, clean and moist, any time you purchase a Malie Organics product that uses the Maile vine, 1% of the proceeds goes back to the Koke’e Resource Conservation Program.  So now you’re doing a little more!

With the onslaught of information about the (watch the video if you’re okay with images of death) catastrophe in Bangladesh, I have really begun to try to learn where my hard-earned money goes.  Buying a $25 lotion over a department store $10 lotion seems a little extravagant, but let me say that the lotion I buy gives back.  The $10 drug store lotion that’s massed produced probably does not give back.  This was meant to be a product review and now has turned into a deeper post.

When you spend your money, what does it do after it leaves your hands?  What support does your money provide?  Think about this every time you swipe your debit or visa card.  Researching how your favorite goods and products are produced may seem foreign to some of you and commonplace for others.  If you want to learn more, just ask.  Once you know what your money does after it leaves you, you might think twice about how you spend it.

That’s the fresh perspective…

magic monday – what’s in our bags

Assistant Extraordinaire


Chloe is our beloved assistant and resident perfectionist.

chloes purse

Her bag is from a fantastic Canadian company,  Echoes in the Attic.

And here’s what we found inside:

chloe's bag

01 Burts Bees Lipbalm
02 USB Stick
03 Assorted candy
04 Crayola Crayons
05 **Gleem Earrings
06 Colgate Floss
07 iPod
08 Prevex Protectant Cream
09 Sunglasses
10 **Kevin Murphy Powder Puff
11 Bus Tickets
12 Compact
13 Tide To Go
14 Business card

Starred are items Chloe picked up in our boutique. If you’d like to try any of her favorites, swing on by and pay us a visit!

happy monday, and stay tuned next week!

magic monday – what’s in our bags

Senior Stylist


Amy is our resident lady about town, and the girl with the golden touch.

AMYS BAG 2 Her bag is from Marc Jacobs.
Her small makeup bag is from Forever 21, while the silver one was found at a market in Thailand.


Here’s what we found in her bag:

01 Sephora natural lavender Blotting Papers
02 Excel Mint Gum
03 Lash Curler
04 YSL Opium Perfume
05 Vitamin D Life  – this winter/spring shenanigan has got us needing all the vitamin d we can get!!
06 Crest Toothpaste + Excel Toothbrush
07 Rae + Jerry’s Pen – dipping onion rings in the honeydill sauce. all you need to know…
08 MAC Eyelid Gloss – dewy lids!
09 Playtex Tampon
10 MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Asian Flower
11 MAC lipstick in MAC Red
12 Tylenol
13 *Bobby Pins (we’ve got tiny boxes of 30 pins for only 3.50)
14 Carmex
15 Stephanie Berrington’s Bottle Opener – sorry Steph, I didn’t mean to take this home with me…
16 *Kevin Murphy FRESHAIR Dry Shampoo – I use it everyday. an unhealthy obsession.
17 MAC Lipliner in Redd
18 Tweezers
19 *Malie Kokee Hand & Body Lotion
20 Wine opener – picnics in the park are made so much easier when ya got one of these around.

All starred items are currently available in our boutique, so come visit us and pick up a few of Amy’s picks!

the fresh perspective…

Kevin Murphy Rinses


Time for a product review folks!  I know, I know, we love Kevin Murphy and it’s obvious, but it’s also because it’s sooooo good.  All of their shampoos come with rinses NOT conditioners.  This is a unique feature available only to Kevin Murphy users.  Simple concept.  You wash your hair, then you rinse it and condition your hair, then you rinse that out.  What?  What was the point of conditioning your hair just to rinse out the conditioner?  You might as well have just dumped your condish down the drain.

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magic monday- heart on

Who are your current hair-heroes?

HEART, 1970s : Ann Wilson(right) and Nancy Wilson. Central Park, New York, USA.

Ann + Nancy Wilson of HEART, have forever been an inspiration to me.Not only are they one of the most ferocious sister duos in the history of all sisters, they can slay your heart through song. I mean, Magic Man? Come on now.

ann nancy wilson life

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