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Our editors share the items they are coveting this February—and they're all under $100.
As much as we love shopping, what we love even more is a good deal. Which is why we asked our style editors to share the items that they'll be shopping for this month. The good news? Everything is under $100, which means you don't have to feel guilty about picking a few things up yourself.
As I think about spring, I always begin to think about what sneakers I’m going to pick up. Spring is sneaker season, at least if you ask me. This year, I’m going back to basics with a classic pair of Vans. Bonus—they’ve been spotted on bloggers, models and off-duty actors, so you know this style is making a comeback. At the very affordable $80 price point, this will be money well-spent seeing as how I'll be living in them for the season. - Alexandra Donaldson, contributing editor
Vans Old Skool in Black and White, $80, getoutsideshoes.com.
Graphic pants are everything at the moment. Dress them down with sneakers, add heels for a more professional look, pair it with a form-fitting top to keep it sleek. They'll go with everything. - Noelle Gauthier, style intern
Uniqlo women smart style ankle length pants, $40, uniqlo.com.
Easy to apply eyeshadow
If I’m wearing makeup beyond my under-eye concealer and mascara, it needs to be efficient. Which is why I have my eye on this Nudestix eye crayon. The metallic hue will add a bit of pizzazz to my makeup look, without too much extra effort.
Nudestix Magnetic Eye Colour in Twilight, $28, sephora.com.
How come boyfriend jeans always seem amazing in theory, but never translate into the model-off-duty look when worn? These "girlfriend" jeans have a tailored fit making them far more wearable.
Gap mid rise best girlfriend jeans, $40, gapcanada.ca.
Animal motifs have been hot on the runway—but if you can’t afford to spring for Gucci (and really, who can?) you can pick up this panther cropped sweatshirt from Forever 21. At $25 it’s a steal—and super cute to boot.
Panther Graphic Sweatshirt, $25, forever21.com.
Kitten heels are making a comeback
A few years ago I never could have imagined loving the kitten heel like I do now—but these days everything is old new again. The low-heel allows me to survive in them all day, so I'm thinking they'll be sticking around for awhile.
Zara high-heel slingback, $46, zara.com.
Classic tee with a twist
A classic white t-shirt will never go out of style—which is why my wardrobe is stocked with them. The latest one I want to add? This cute and cheeky option from a local Canadian brand.
Daddy’s Day Off Make Out Tee, $30, likelygeneral.com.
Say what you want about the Kardashians, but they have the perfectly tousled California-girl waves I'm after. Enter this new haircare line by their trusted hairstylist, Jen Atkin. I'm eyeing this texturizing spray to recreate their manes.
Ouai texturizing hair spray, $32, sephora.com.
Everything you need to know about eye cream to keep the skin around your peepers in tip-top shape.
This “total eye rescuer” contains 10 active peptides and a variety of botanical extracts to nourish and regenerate tired thin skin around the eyes. Dr. Nowell Solish, a Toronto cosmetic dermatologist, recommends Eysilix to patients who want an effective undereye fix without a prescription. $30, shoppersdrugmart.ca.
Consider this eye cream the ultimate undereye beauty fix. Use the stainless-steel applicator to massage the luminescent formula into the orbital bone. The cream’s host of anti-aging ingredients—including caffeine, licorice-root extract and retinol palmitate, a form of vitamin A—work together to reduce the look of wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. $45, sephora.ca.
North American women are more concerned than ever about the look of fatigue, likely because sleeplessness spurs cellular oxidation, a phenomenon that slows cellular turnover and prompts skin to age prematurely. Maximize your beauty sleep with Garnier’s newest eye cream, which is formulated with lavender and caffeine to reduce the look of wrinkles, dark circles and fatigue. Everything you need to know about anti-aging ingredients. $25, shoppersdrugmart.ca.
This retinol-laced cream is a miracle worker for tired undernourished eyes. Peptides, jojoba-seed oil and vitamin A kick cell regeneration into high gear. With nightly use, you’re bound to find fewer fine lines and a brighter, more youthful appearance. $79, sephora.ca.
This all-natural eye cream reduces visible signs of aging and protects against environmental aggressors with botanical active ingredients, including PhytoCellTec, an extract derived from the stem cells of a rare Swiss apple. This eye cream is a must for women who prefer all-natural makeup and skin care. $50, well.ca.
Free of artificial fragrances and colours, this emollient balm infuses the eye area with moisture, which leaves skin silky-smooth. Vitamin B5 gives skin elasticity a boost, while vitamins C and E, plus grapefruit extract, work in tandem to ward off future signs of aging. Learn how to cover your dark circles with makeup. $68, dermalogica.ca.
With this product, texture is everything. The innovative serum-in-a-gel formula contains a clever concoction of antioxidant components to replenish undereye skin, reduce the appearance of puffiness and correct signs of photodamage. Our tip? Keep it in the fridge for a cool morning jolt to puffy eyes. $80, skinceuticals.com/canada.
This ultra-luxe serum contains purified cellular water, which hydrates skin deeply upon first application. Guerlain’s newest formula also contains desert rose flower, which spurs cellular regeneration and protects skin against environmental aggressors such as pollution and UV rays. $118, guerlain.ca.
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