We trust the HuffPost Canada Style Contributors — beauty and fashion gurus from coast to coast, to translate Canadian and international trends. That hot new beauty collection? They tested and reviewed it before it hit shelves. The latest "it" item was hanging in their closets long before the buzz.
"The Weekly Review" is a roundup of the latest looks, trends and products they're loving. This week, they share how they style white after Labour Day, their must-have back-to-school items, talk about how sulfates and parabens affect your hair, and more! Check back each week for more reviews from the HuffPost Canada Style Contributors.
OOTD: White after Labour Day
Kristina, Kourture Kitten: "The key to wearing white after Labour Day, as I have come to conclude, is confidence! If you want to wear white from head to toe, make sure to own it and feel comfortable in your look. Also keep in mind that the white after Labour Day rule means next to nothing today." Find out more about Kristina's look, here.
STYLE: The slip dress/white tee look
Kayla, Short Presents: "Fall is actually my favorite time of year for dressing. It's not too hot and not too cold: it's actually just right — especially for layering. And one of this season's biggest trends is the slip dress layered over the white tee." Find out more about Kayla's fall look, here.
REVIEW: MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2
Samantha, Samantha Jane: "MAC and Ariana Grande are back with another Viva Glam Lipstick and Lip Glass! As you can see above, the MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick is a gorgeous, matte orchid pink." Read Samantha's full review, here.
STYLE: Must-have back-to-school items
Jaimee, VULKAN Magazine: "Going back to school has its perks, of course, like having an excuse to update your wardrobe with a fresh new look and a sleek new backpack for carrying those books! With this in mind, we present you our picks for the back-to-school essentials."
OOTD: Breaking the rules
Amanda, Latest Wrinkle: "Labour Day has come and gone... but my white clothing ain't going nowhere! Breaking the rules is more fun!" Follow Amanda at @amandamonty for more style inspiration.
Marcus, Draw A Dot.: "A lot of us still cannot get enough of the Valentino F/W 2016 Hatue Couture collection, and here is another great piece by illustrator, Magdalena Kruszynska! The ruffle of the gown is beautifully illustrated and it makes me want to touch the fabric in real life." Find more fashion illustrations on Draw A Dot..
OOTD: Camilla pumps
Allure Of Simplicity
Aney, Allure Of Simplicity: "Here is an edit of my favourite Friday attire and the newest shoe addition to my closet — these Camilla pumps in a soft black suede. This is the not-so-little black pump that is feminine, flirty and simply elegant. We have all seen the pom-pom trend pop up on the runways and all over social media, but who knew that I would be swept up by this trend?" Find out more about Aney's look, here.
REVIEW: Mèreadesso skincare
Henna, Canadian Beauty: "If you're like me then you'll love Mèreadesso, just like I do. Available at Mereadesso.com and at Nordstrom, these are products that are simple to use and include minerals, vitamins and extracts that help take care of skin instead of just moisturize it." Read Henna's full review of Mèreadesso skincare products, here.
WATCH: The "Face Off Cloth" first impressions
Kaitlyn, Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty: "I'm doing a demo and first impressions of the Face Off Cloth to see if it really lives up to the claim of removing your makeup instantly with just water." Watch the video above to find out the results.
STYLE: How to rock the modern Gothic/rocker look
Caroline, Style On The Side: "Modern Gothic is all about contrasts like a pale complexion with standout makeup. Look for luxurious and exotic fabrics and don't be afraid of a striking lipstick. While a rocker style can be harsh, the modern version doesn't have to be." Caroline shares how to pull off this look, here.
DIY: How to make a bodysuit
In the video above, With Wendy shows us how to make a gorgeous bodysuit with sleeves and a low back.