Monthly Archives: January 2013

who doesn’t love something that’s brand new?


it’s no secret that we have a great team at fresh.beautiful: the skin studio, and i am pleased to announce that we will be expanding upon the services we offer at the studio. one of our own colleagues (and dear friend) from our sister company, BlushPretty, will now be offering delectable spa services at the Queen St. Toronto studio – hello ms. naomi m.

let’s give her a warm round of applause, but better yet, let’s welcome her into the studio by offering YOU a great deal. for the month of february, (valentines day, anyone?) receive naomi’s signature body polish and mud wrap treatment for $45.  mud not your thing? np! you can also receive a neck, shoulder and back massage with body polish for just $35.

your choice!

just email us at or call us at the studio at 416.727.1754 to book your appointment with naomi!we hope you will take advantage of such a great deal – after all, you DESERVE to treat yourself, right?



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beauty OFF duty: denise wild, the sewing studio


“My beauty routine at the end of the day is one of my favourite rituals, and it has been since I was a kid. (I remember at 13 arguing with my dad that I really did need 30 minutes in the bathroom before bed!!) Unfortunately, I’m very fickle with skincare products, and I’ve never been able to commit to one brand or even one star product. I’m constantly being seduced by new products, new packaging, new claims, new ads, and no matter how good my skin is, I’m always convinced that a DIFFERENT product will make it even better! There are a few things I can credit my good skin to right now: Carlson Cod Liver Oil (I take four of the super pills each day), regular facials and microdermabrasion (I see Stephanie at and Mariannthy at, and my Olay Pro-X Cleansing Brush. Other than that, my bathroom counter is a revolving door of products. In the rotation right now are: GoClear Clarifying Cleanser AM/PM, GoClear Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 15, Rhonda Allison Beta Green Tea Cleanser, Rhonda Allison Skin Refine Gel, Swanson Retinol Cream, Tri-Aktiline Instant Deep Wrinkle Filler, Yves Rocher Sérum Végétal3 Deep Wrinkle Expert Care, Darphin Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour Cream, and La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream. My next purchase wish list includes a Clarisonic, Josie Maran Argan Oil, and something from the Nuance Salma Hayek line, likely the AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Cream.”

- straight from Denise’s mouth …

To learn more about Denise’s Beauty ON Duty, click here

Former magazine editor Denise Wild, a sewing star since the age of 13, started teaching sewing classes in her Toronto apartment in 2004 while she was working at FLARE, Canada’s top fashion publication. Those classes evolved into The Sewing Studio, now North America’s leading sewing school with locations in Toronto and New York City. In January of 2010, Denise merged her love of sewing with her passion for magazines by creating, the top online sewing destination and the only sewing portal to focus on fashion and style. Denise has worked as an editor for top national publications including FLARE, House & Home, Faze, and ANOKHI, and has written for Hello!, Elle, HGTV, W Network, Glow, Elevate, Chatelaine, and Slice. Denise has regular television appearances that include The Shopping Channel, Steven and Chris, Inside the Box with Ty Pennington, Breakfast Television, CityLine, Daytime, NBC Mobile News, and Fairchild Television. For more information on Denise, visit

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its time for a fresh start …

you’ve opened your gifts, attended all the holiday feasts, and have put pen to paper to write out all your resolutions! congrats! you ended 2012 big and you’re starting 2013 off on a good foot.

if one of your resolutions this year is to live a more well-balanced lifestyle, you aren’t alone. many use the start of the new year as a fresh new start to eating better, exercising more, and being more in tune. but with all the tidbits of advice, diet plans, and workout videos to choose from it can get overwhelming and make you want to throw in the towel as early as … today? (we hope not!) so where do you begin?

you begin small. small steps forward each day to that one big goal of a stronger, better you.

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