Monday, December 12, 2011

Love This!

I was browsing this evening and stumbled on this ring. I have no idea where I can find it. Trust me, I'll be on the hunt for the next little while...



Thursday, December 8, 2011

City Fox: A Fashion Project

Style & Conscience is a socially conscious clothing and accessories line operated by Montreal Couture, (a non-profit organization) with a mission to implement projects that address issues related to local production of garments in Montreal (and the province of Quebec).

Back in the day, Montreal's garment district used to be a thriving neighbourhood where designers, manufacturers and warehouses created fashions for markets all across Canada & the US. Unfortunately, due to the increase in "fast fashion" (garments made cheap to last only a season), Montreal's garment industry is not quite the same anymore.

To help change things, Style & Conscience has created City Fox; a stylish set of fur boot cuffs that can be adjusted to fit any boot or can be linked together and worn over your shoulders. It was primarily designed as an experiment that asks the question, can high-fashion be produced in a affordable and sustainable way?
Well, to support the community, Style & Conscience plans to pay a "fair paying" wage to Montrealers who make these pieces. And to cut the cost of warehousing, they'll make enough to satisfy the demand.

By using Kickstarter, they're able to make only as many as necessary to fulfill their orders. If they don't get enough orders to make it worthwhile, then nobody loses. However, if there is enough of a demand, then everyone wins! (Especially since there won't be any unwanted inventory sitting on store shelves or filling up in dumpsters).

To help make this project a reality, they need to raise $5000.00 over a 30 day period. The campaign is already in full swing with only 9 days left to go! They've got 36 backers already and have raised $1589.00

If you'd like to donate to the cause with as little as $1 or as much as you'd like, all you need to do is visit their campaign page on Kickstarter by clicking HERE

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Treat Your Hair This Holiday Season

This is officially the first ever product review on The Creative Mixx!

I feel honoured to have been approached by who asked if I'd be interested in doing a product review from their online store. I figured why not?

I checked out the site and learned that specializes in professional hair dryers and flat irons. The product that I'm about to review is their Top Rated HANAair professional premier hair dryer. Retailing at 334.99 (but ON SALE right now for 194.99), I could tell that the item would be "salon quality". And, I loved the look! It's super sleek.

The hair dryer that I currently own was on it's last leg, so this opportunity couldn't have come at a better time! I should also state that my last hair dryer was on the cheap, so I was curious to see if there really was a difference when you pay more for a hair tool like this.

In a matter of weeks (just over two), I received a Canada Post notice stating that my package was ready to be picked up from my local post office. The package was a lot larger than I expected, so you can't even imagine my surprise when I picked up the following.....

Loveliness aside, I was eager to try out the product!

So, I headed off to wash my tresses with Paul Mitchell's Shampoo Two and The Detangler Conditioner. 20 minutes later I applied the HANA shine shield thermal protectant and was ready to dry my hair. The HANAair has 3 heat settings, two fan speeds and a cold shot. It comes with an extremely long cord, which is amazing. You never really realize how useful a long cord can be until you have a hair dryer with one. I was no longer tied to the electrical outlet lol. I was able to multitask while drying my hair.

Here's my honest opinion, this hairdryer is powerful. My hair was completely dry in about 12 minutes! Not only was the drying time quick, but my hair was truly smooth, soft & shiny. I was amazed at the quality and it was super easy to use!

I mentioned earlier that I love the look, but it's also durable too. Although I haven't done it yet, I bet if I drop it, it will still work like a charm and last a very long time.

Take advantage of the sale going on at and treat your hair this holiday season. This product is definitely worth the investment.

Now if you swear by the hair dryer that you currently own and don't want to make the switch, check out their site for an assortment of Flatirons

If you'd like to know more about HANA products, just click HERE


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