Nordstrom | Warehouse Sale

Style Democracy is hosting a Nordstrom warehouse sale at Markham Fairgrounds, and currently there’s a wide selection of designer items at up to 80% off.

I was mainly looking for summer shoes, and I found these Sam Edelman beauties. Their regular price was $219, so I was more than happy to pay $30 for them. If you’re looking for discounted designer footwear the main sale has all shoes at $29.99, boots at $39.99, and flip flops/slippers at $9.99!!!

Apart from shoes, you can find accessories, shirts, dresses, pants, blazers, bombers, and more. So get over there ASAP before it all goes! It’s on until this Sunday.

Spring Tings

Its been a while since I had a chance to post on here. But, I’ve been stocking up on spring and summer work wardrobe essentials. A few basic dress shirts from Calvin Klein will help me to mix and match other items in my closet when pulling together an outfit. To be honest, I’ve needed some work shirts for spring and summer since my closet currently has a lot of street wear items for the hotter days that are not really work appropriate.

One of my favourite things I recently got on a shopping trip is my lash bag from The Hudson’s Bay, it was free with purchase in the cosmetic section. Also pretty essential for work and for hot days when you need a little touch up.

I’ll tell you more about building a work appropriate wardrobe and where to find great deals. Stay tuned!

Spring Forward

SAJE | Aromaom White Ultrasonic Diffuser

Lately, work, family, and home renos have been occupying my time (as I’m sure most of you can relate), and I’ve neglected to post on here. But, I wanted to fill you in on my review for the Saje Aromaom White Ultrasonic Diffuser.

I’ve had my diffuser for a few months. It’s an amazing heat-free way to elevate your mind, body and spirit – with the help of essential oils, of course. This particular diffuser has two settings: 1. Mist continuously for 3 hours and 2. Mist on and off for 6 hours intermittent – 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off.

I’ve had Liquid Sunshine pumping through it for a few weeks; which, has helped me get through the winter. The Liquid Sunshine blend has notes of citrus, grapefruit, lime, and bergamot to bring a nice cheerful citrus scent to our home.

I love the fact that my diffuser can be used as a humidifier. Adding moisture to your indoor air in winter is crucial because ain’t nobody got time for dry skin. It also helps to eliminate bacteria. And another thing, it has helped me to not kill all of our household plants this year. Usually, I kill them all by mid-winter. This year, they are thriving!

I would highly recommend investing in a diffuser. I’ve loved Saje since my Van days circa 2009, so I would say check them out.

Angel Hair For Kids Partners With Nisim

Recently, I had the chance to sit down and chat with Roslyn Yearwood, founder and executive director of Angel Hair For Kids.

What is Angel Hair For Kids?
We provide hair solutions for children who have lost their hair due to any medical conditions – it could be cancer, it could be burns, it could be alopecia – anything that causes a child to lose their hair. When I say hair solutions it’s not only a wig, sometimes it’s hair prosthesis as well, somebody may need a partial wig.

How did Nisim and Angel Hair For Kids join partnership?
About five years ago we were looking for people to sponsor our Angel Hair For Kids. We put a callout to different hair salons and people in the industry. We had a little meeting. And Tom (Nisim’s CEO) showed up. He’s been a supporter ever since.

How do you find hair donors?
Through Facebook, Twitter, and our website. People cut their hair and they try to find a place to donate. We also have the salon partner program.

There are about 60 salons across Canada that have the Angel Hair Salon Partner Program. 
Right, we launched the hair salon program where hair salons will advertise for us and raise public awareness. They know ahead of time if someone is going in to donate their hair. People are very particular as to how they have their hair cut. Our criteria is 12 inches of hair because all of our wigs are long.

What are some of the other requirements that you would need in order to donate your hair?
Not dyed or chemically processed. We do take a percentage of grey hair because sometimes we have specialty pieces that are made and we can take grey hair and dye it. But 95% of the hair that we do get is virgin hair.

What makes our wigs different is that we design the caps – especially for children – it has to be a certain circumference and we’re always updating the material inside. Every child who receives a wig gets it specially styled for them – bangs or no bangs, etc. All of our kids get instructions on how to take care of the hair. We look after them up until the age of 19 if there’s a problem.

The hair donors – do they mentally prepare to cut their hair or do they do it on a whim?
It’s interesting, you get the ones who say, “I’m going to cut my hair, I’m tired of it.” But then you get ones who say, “I’ve been thinking for at least a year now if I want to cut it.” It just goes to show how important hair is to some people. So when you have a child who doesn’t have any hair, it’s very difficult for them. Men are the funniest. There are a lot of men who donate their hair and they are just ready to cut it off. A lot of them are going through career changes, we’ve had police officers, we’ve had bikers too. We’ve gotten hair from 43 different countries. It takes 10-12 donors to create a wig.

How does the wig help to positively impact the children?
It’s so hard to express. Not only do we help the children, but we also help the parents. I remember there was one mother in particular who cried when her daughter received her wig. We take the burden off of the parents since we provide the wigs for free.