Summer is when beauty regiments get simplified, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take advantage of a great cosmetics sale. Niko Cosmetics ' (1114 Yonge, 416-538-6351, www. niko. com) Suddenly Summer Sale continues today (Thursday, June 29) and tomorrow (June 30) and features 25 to 50 per cent off the Canadian-made collection of skin, hair and makeup products. Beautifying options include hair masks, shampoos and styling gels along with a full range of pro face-painting products.
True patriot Preloved
Preloved (613 Queen West, 416-504-8704, www.preloved.ca) patriots will be singing O Canada all the way to the Queen West shop once they hear about the special Canada Day promo. From June 30 to July 3, Preloved pays the sales tax on its cool collection of hot summer separates. Pick up an In The Saddle sweatshirt vest for $19 (no tax!), vintage patchwork Volta Ts for $19 (no tax!!) or the sassy Rumba dress for $39 (no tax!!!).
Our favourite tip this week came from Lynn MacEachen , the designer of a cute and colourful line of bathing caps called Whoosh Heads. Log on to www. whooshheads.com for a peek at her styles, including floral, butterfly, amoeba and maple leaf motifs. Water babies will dig the comfy silicone caps combining fashion with swimming function. Pick one up for $10.95 at Enduro Sport (2254 Queen East, 416-916-0831) and other retailers listed online.
Punk fan and pro screen printer Stacey Case (www.merchguy.com) and I'm With Stupid T-shirt shop (1300 Queen West, 416-537-6812) owner Deirdre O'Sullivan have teamed up to create Radio X , a rock T line that celebrates Canadian punk and new wave bands from 1977 to 83. They're launching the collection tonight (Thursday, June 29) with a party at the Horseshoe (370 Queen West). Bands licensed to the line include the Viletones , the Diodes and Raving Mojos . Shirts will be on sale for $15 to $20 at the event.
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