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"The Weekly Review" is a roundup of the latest looks, trends and products they're loving. This week, they share how to easily make a cold shoulder top, patio wear essentials for men, how to get a messy braid in seconds, and more! Check back each week for more reviews from the HuffPost Canada Style Contributors.
WATCH: DIY Cold Shoulder Top
The cold shoulder look is a summer '16 favourite. In the video above, With Wendy teaches us how to easily make this adorable cold shoulder top with eyelet fabric.
REVIEW: OPI Summer 2016 Infinite Shine Shades
Henna, Canadian Beauty: "This summer, OPI released six new neutral shades of nail polish in their Infinite Shine formula, and they are everything!" Read Henna's full review, here.
STYLE: Patio essentials for him
Chenessa Lam, Style Empire
Stephen-Thomas, STM: "Summer nights are for patio dinners, and patio dinners deserve comfort and style." Stephen-Thomas shares his patio dinner wear essentials, here.
OOTD: Off-shoulder top + panama hat
Allure Of Simplicity
Aney, Allure Of Simplicity: "Two of my current summer faves: off-the-shoulder tops and panama hats. Both of these were introduced to my closet last summer and I couldn't help but add more of them." Find out more about Aney's look, here.
WATCH: the 5 minute makeup challenge
Do you have what it takes to pull off an entire makeup look in just five minutes? Samantha Jane takes the challenge in the video above. Find out how her look with pink eyeshadow turned out, and then take the challenge yourself!
REVIEW: CND Vinyl Lux Nail Polish
Kayla, Short Presents: "The polish was easy to apply, I liked the consistency, and it lasted longer than my regular polish. I mean, that's kind of the trifecta of nail polish goals, right?" Read Kayla's full review, here.
STYLE: Pairing sneakers and skirts
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Caroline, Style On The Side: "There are days when nothing feels better on your feet than a pair of sneakers. I love to combine styles, and sneakers with a skirt is a great example of a sporty-chic tomboy meets feminine-cool look." Caroline shares her tips for pairing sneakers with skirts, here.
OOTD: Canadian tuxedo
Kristina, Kouture Kitten: "These distressed blue jeans were very light and airy. The perfect summer alternative to shorts and a tank." Find out more about Kristina's look, here.
WATCH: Get a loose, messy braid in seconds
No time to shower? No problem! Watch Chantal McCulligh's easy messy braid tutorial above for making second-day hair look fabulous.
REVIEW: Mary Kay Gel Semi-Matte Lipstick
In the video above, Kaitlyn of Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty explains why she's a big fan of the Mary Kay Gel Semi-Matte Lipsticks, and shows us swatches of all eight shades.