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This Counts: Shopping with a Purpose (+Giveaway!)

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A running joke with my boyfriend is that I “fake online shop”: I sometimes browse a website, put all of my wishlist items in my cart, and then walk away because the shipping charges are outrageous. So, one of the things I instantly loved when introduced to a Canadian e-commerce retail site, This Counts, was that they offer free shipping on all items (AND all listed prices include taxes!). What I love even more than the free shipping, is what the site stands for: giving back. A portion of the sale of every single item goes to a charity supported by the retailer: with every purchase you make, you’re changing and saving lives around the world.  And, if you’re curious to see which charity the retailer supports, just click on the item to find out!

On the This Counts site, you can easily share items, and create boards to keep track of your wishlists (which you’ll want to do, as the site continues to grow everyday!).  You can shop by store, by item, or by collection.  There’s something to be found for everyone: from electronics, to men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, to home decor.  They have a wide variety of pieces ranging from classic to super unique, and their prices are extremely reasonable.  Curious to know what’s on my wishlist?  I thought you’d never ask (keep reading for a giveaway and promo code!).

Let’s be honest, sometimes navigating the inside of our purses can seem….puzzling.  How awesome is this Rubiks Cube Purse (supporting the Breakfast Club of Canada)!? 

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I’ve mentioned before that I’m in love with anything palm-trees or flamingos.  These Dessert Palm Earrings (supporting the Breakfast Club of Canada) are no exception! 

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Is there anyone who doesn’t love Ryan Gosling (who just happens to be from my hometown)? I’m picturing this “Run for Ryan Gosling Tee” (supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities) paired with a chic statement necklace (or some cozy sweats). 

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We’ve all seen the stereotypical heart-shaped ring, but how about this amazing “Lifeline Heartbeat Ring” (supporting the Breakfast Club of Canada)?! My heart races just looking at it.  

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Don’t get me wrong, I love my iPad, but sometimes I just want to read a good old-fashioned hard copy book.  This “Once Upon a Time” bookmark set ensures you won’t lose your page, and is a gorgeous conversation piece.   

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But wait, there’s more!

This Counts has generously offered to provide all WhatDidSheFind readers with 15% off sitewide! Just use promo codeSHEFOUND15″.

And if you’re feeling lucky, why not enter to win a $50.00 credit to turn your wishlist into a reality!? This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, and will close on July 5, 2015.

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5 Accessories to Ring in Spring!

5 Things for Spring

While Summer is my favourite season, there’s just something about the fresh, warm(er), Spring air that makes me smile.  Another thing I love about Spring? It’s when bright colours and fun patterns make their way back into style.  Check out these 5 fun accessories I’ve chosen to help you celebrate.

1.  Indigo Applique Pouch Swimmer 

Just try and look at this pouch without cracking a smile (it’s basically impossible).  Use it as a makeup bag, put your camera in it, or rock it as a fun clutch!

2.  Kate Spade New York Umbrella

Until those flowers arrive, make the most of April’s showers with this adorable umbrella from Kate Spade New York (that reads “Rain Check?”).  The clear shell allows you to actually see where you’re walking (it’s happened to all of us…), and it folds up easily with a tab-with-snap closure.

3.  Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in “Anarchy”

Aside from being one of my favourite accessories in general, I especially love that each season comes with a brand new range of lipstick shades to choose from.  One of my favourites right now, (and one that is perfect for Spring and Summer), is this gorgeous bright fuchsia from Urban Decay (picture of me wearing it here).  Extremely pigmented, this lipstick applies super-smoothly and keeps your lips moisturized courtesy of jojoba oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter and shea butter.

4.  Aldo “Frerima” Necklace

I love this necklace for 3 reasons: 1. the floral design screams “Spring”, 2. the colour allows it to be extremely wearable, and 3. the unique, asymmetrical design makes it extremely interesting to the eye.  Pair it with a simple black dress, or with a plain tee and jeans.

5.  Keds Crashback in “Navy Flamingo”

Warmer weather and sunshine means it’s time to trade in those Uggs for something a little lighter (unless you’re me and wear them all year round, of course).  Called “Crashback” because you can collapse the back of the shoe any way you’d like, these awesome flamingo-adorned slide-ons are perfect for commuting to the office, or pairing with jeans on the weekend (making them both fun and practical).  Not a flamingo kind of gal? They come in a variety of other colours/patterns (but really…who’s not a flamingo kind of gal?!).

 

WhatDidSheFind Gift Guide: Day Twenty-Four

Photos and logo as seen on Aldoshoes.com

Photos and logo as seen on Aldoshoes.com

Beauty and fashion combined into one, this adorable “Cronkite” evening bag from Aldo can be worn as a clutch or shoulder bag.  Measuring at 8.7 X 4.4 inches, it is big enough to hold all of your holiday party essentials, while also doubling as a statement piece.  Shown above is the Midnight Black version, however you can also purchase it in Clear (with black lace detailing; check it out here).  Currently on sale for $39.98, you can purchase this both in-store or online at Aldo/Aldo Accessories.

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WhatDidSheFind Gift Guide: Day Seven

Photos and logo as seen on Danier.ca

Photo and logo as seen on Danier.com

Today’s gift is a fashion multi-tasker: a bag that will take you from work (a stylish crossbody) to evening cocktails (a chic clutch).  The Abbey Convertible Crossbody/Clutch from Danier comes in three colours: Crimson, Black, or Bone (my personal favourite), and is made of pebble leather and snake trim, with gold hardware and a magnetic closure.  Regularly retailing for $129.00, you can purchase it today for only $59.00 during Danier’s Black Friday sale!

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Blogiversary Giveaway!

Blogiversary Giveaway

It’s hard to believe it has been (a little over) a year since I started WhatDidSheFind.  Blogging about beauty and fashion is something I’ve always wanted to do, and I’m so glad I finally “took the plunge”.  To all of you who take time out of your day to read my posts: thank you.

I’m excited to announce that, in honour of my 1 year blogiversary, I’m hosting a giveaway!  One winner will receive two items I’m currently loving: this adorable “Stay Chic” clutch (or makeup bag), and a limited edition Barbie for Forever 21 lipstick trio (red, fuchsia, and baby pink).

Entry requires that the winner be both a follower of my blog and my Instagram account.  For extra entries, you can choose to share this giveaway on Facebook.  The giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the U.S., and the winner must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter link below.

Here’s to many more fashion and beauty-full years to come!

Elyse

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