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"The Weekly Review" is a roundup of the latest looks, trends and products they're loving. This week, they share their favourite new beauty products and styles for spring, and let us in on their tips for a perfect nightly face cleanse. Check back each week for more reviews from the HuffPost Canada Style Contributors.
How to properly wash your face
Dollar Photo Club
Caroline, Style On The Side: "If you are anything like me, then you are probably fairly exhausted by the time you are getting ready for bed, and just want to get through your routine as quickly as possible. So, could it be that your evening face washing routine just might need some adjustments?" Read Caroline's tips for a proper nightly face cleanse, here.
The big chop
Kristina, Kourture Kitten: "On March 2, 2016 I did my big chop. For those of you who haven't a clue what that is — it's best described as a major life event consisting of cutting off previously chemically-straightened hair to transition to a full head of un-treated hair (hence the term 'natural'). My friend Jennifer documented the whole process for her YouTube channel, Natural Hair & Style." Watch Kristina make her big hair chop in the video above. She also shares her full hair story, here.
Amanda, Latest Wrinkle: "These pants are the best, because they not only make a statement—they are also ultra comfortable! I got these floral cigarette pants at one of my favourite boutiques here in Toronto, Your Big Sister’s Closet." Find out more about Amanda's look, here.
Allure Of Simplicity
Aney, Allure Of Simplicity: "Suede has been one of my favourite fabrics as of late. It's soft and delicate, but also has an edgy feel to it." Find out more about Aney's look, here.
H&M Beauty haul
Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty
Kaitlyn, Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty: "This eyeshadow in 'Mesmerize Me' is absolutely stunning. After first swatch I was in love. A blackened green shadow with multicoloured glitter that has great pigmentation." Kaitlyn shares more of her favourite H&M beauty finds, here.
Joe Fresh Highlighters
Jane, Daly Beauty: "I was so excited to try the new highlighters from Joe Fresh, and they did not disappoint. I love a good highlighter and happily added these to my arsenal of pretty shimmery things." Read Jane's full review of the Joe Fresh highlighters, here.
Fashion & Beauty Inc.
Annie, Fashion & Beauty Inc.: "A little fringe goes a long way if you're looking to add a dose of fun texture to your ensemble. Lately, I have been in love with funky and fun little accessories, from fringed booties to sequinned eye embellished clutches." Find out more about Annie's look, here.
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Face Palette
Red Lips. Blue Eyes.
Morgan, Red Lips. Blue Eyes.: Contouring is the trend that just won't quit (even if colour-correcting, though arguably not a trend, is vying for its throne) ... The newest offering from Make Up For Ever to achieve your contouring dreams? The Pro Sculpting Face Palette." Morgan reviews the palette, here.
TFW FW16: Stephan Caras
Carcia & Telly, HerCastleGirls: "Sexy is back because Stephan Caras said so. We're talking about the Toronto-based, father-son design duo, who debuted their FW16 collection at Toronto Fashion Week. The collection ... thrilled guests with its daring cut outs, plunging neck lines, asymmetric treatments and strap details." Carcia and Telly write more about the collection, here.
Kayla, Short Presents: "When it comes to spring, we always want to start fresh with our wardrobe. And honestly, is there anything more fresh than crisp white clothing? I've compiled some of my favourites for you for spring." See Kayla's picks, here.
The Perfect Spring Trench
Sophie, Smitten Sophie: "After wearing wool coats for the last four months ... it feels great to ditch them for a trench coat. Especially when spring-like weather starts to creep up on you ... and you find a gorgeous trench for under $50!" Read more about Sophie's look and her new spring trench coat, here.