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Recap: One of a Kind Show & Sale – Spring 2014

31 March, 2014

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So it has been a long, long, long time that I have wanted to attend the One of a Kind Show & Sale, but I have never managed to get around to it; until now that is.  This past Saturday, I met up with some of my fellow Canadian Beauty Bloggers; namely Julie from Swatch and Review, Jenn from A Beautiful Zen, Megan from Megan Joy, Stephanie from Fun Sized Beauty, and Cassandra from Exquisitely Chic to attend the show.  Add in my friend and co-worker Jo-Anne from She’s Stacked and you had a great day filled with lots of conversation, shenanigans and shopping.  Lots, and lots of shopping.

I’m not going to lie, I went with the sole intention of looking at the bath/beauty products and nothing else.  Yeah, well ‘the best laid plans of mice and men do oft go awry’.  My plan went right out of the window when I walked in to the Direct Energy Centre and saw first-hand all of the amazing goodies that were on offer.  It was like sensory overload, but in a good way.  You could smell, taste, and touch practically everything.  While the show itself ran over a period of several days, I only attended one day.  This is a huge mistake.  There is far, far too much to do and see in just one day.  While I did a fair bit, I know I missed a huge chunk of stuff.  Now that I have been and know what to expect, I will plan it better and pace myself for next time.

My Picks

 

Headmistress 

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How cute do those headbands look?  The ones in the above picture of from the Headmistress Little Miss range, but they make them for adults as well.  The detail is just amazing and there is a wide variety of styles and colours to choose from.  Even though I am not a flower kind of a girl, I couldn’t resist picking up one for myself.

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Tealish

tealish Does this one really come as a surprise to anyone who knows me?  As much as I love tea, you would think I would realize that there are other Tea Companies in Toronto besides David’s Tea, but alas I had no idea.  So imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon the fabulous Tealish booth.  They were offering samples to taste test, and they had some very tea combinations that I had never even heard of before.  I ended up coming away with four cans to try, which I thought was fairly restrained as I wanted to buy the whole booth.

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EAUNÉ

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Once I was able to stop staring at that Chandelier, I started to play with some of the products offered by Eauné skincare.  They have a line of all natural skincare products for both face and body.  I was particularly intrigued by their Dead Sea Salts, which you can purchase in either Buckthorn and Jojoba or Roseship and Jojoba!  They both smelled so divine that I couldn’t make up my mind and ended up picking up one of each!

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Bakeress

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Seriously, I had to walk away from Bakeress.  They Macrons were so yummy!  I started to look like Homer Simpson with drool running down my mouth.  I wanted to EAT.ALL.THE.THINGS. but I exercised some restraint and managed not to!

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Aide Bodycare

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Aide Bodycare offers what has to be the cutest soaps around.  They are fun and quirky and all natural.  They even have ones specifically for men that won’t leave the man in your life smelling like flowers.  Aide Bodycare also offers up some amazing lip balm in a variety of scents.  While I love the Cherry and Pina Colada scent (insert song here), hands down the Butterscotch lip balm is by far the greatest smelling thing in the whole world.  Seriously, once you put it on, you will be smelling it for hours!

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Artifact Skincare Co.

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Artifact Skincare Co. was one of those companies that I came down specifically to see.  They make a range of top of the line natural face masques that during my research I decided that I just had to have them.  For those of you who were unable to make it out to the OOAKS to pick up some goodies from Artifact Skincare Co., their online shop will be launching on April 8, 2014.  I especially love their Egyptian Honey Rose Masque that is gentle enough that it can be used daily!

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Silkpulp

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Silkpulp is hands down my favourite pick from the One of a Kind Show & Sale.  What you see above are some cards I picked up from them.  Each card is a reprint of an original work that was not only designed but hand carved with a surgical blade.  Seriously, Mono (Sooeun) Ah’s talent really knows no bounds.  I hope to be able to feature more of Mono’s work in the coming months here on the blog!

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All in all, I had a great time at the One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale.  The quality of the goods and the talent of the exhibtors was just amazing.  My only regret is that I didn’t have more time.  But no worries, I am already planning for the Christmas Show!

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  • http://chantalscorner.blogspot.ca Chantal

    I would go gaga in there! We have a similar event happening this weekend and I keep switching between going and not going. I really want to go, but part of me knows I’d want to buy everything so I don’t know if it would be a good idea, lol!

  • http://www.swatchandreview.com Julie (Swatch & Review)

    Good times! I love those cards you got.

  • http://www.beautyinfinitum.com Steph

    I wish I could go!!