eeedited—Get it?

Introducing eeedited—the fledgling Toronto brand is generating lots of buzz for their sought-after denim jacket collection. Each slightly oversized vintage piece ($575) has been customized with the coolest of patches for ultra individual, one-of-kind jackets that transform any look into something special. We're loving the distinct style—is anything better than having something no one else does?

Adored by celebrities, editors and bloggers alike. Exclusively at Black Caviar. Shop in-store.

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Bone Broth — A Delicious and Healthy Food Trend

Bone broth. We can’t seem to get away from it. All of a sudden, it’s turned up everywhere from restaurants to health food stores to blogs. Hmmmmm thought inquisitive minds, maybe there’s something to this.

Turns out, there definitely is. Already renowned in Europe for it’s amazing healing properties, and it’s an integral part of the LA Lakers diet. Our favourite part is the exceptional benefits for younger-looking skin (obviously) thanks to high levels of collagen, but the list of positives is miles long. Bone broth contains glucosamine, which is great for joints, it helps to seal a leaky gut (and combats the symptoms associated with it). The warming liquid also offers immune support, lends energy is ultra inexpensive. A complete no branier.

And the recipe? Just cram bones (chicken, beef, soup bones) and vegetables in a pot and simmer for 24 to 72 hours. 

Is it Possible to Moisturize From the Inside?

Anyone whose been outside lately is very aware of the effects of the cold, dry winter weather. Slathering on moisturizer is only a temporary solution – and one that doesn’t always do the trick. We’ve got the effortless answer, moisturize from the inside with these five, ultra effortless tips.

Water. It may seem obvious, but the difference is astounding. H20 keep the body hydrated - crucial to skin looking great. It also works to get rid of waste and toxins, which are the main cause of dull skin. We’re fans of adding frozen berries for a fruity-twist or cucumber slices for a spa-like treat.

Omega-3 fatty acids limit water loss in skin cells, keeping skin healthy and plump. They help to soften the appearance of wrinkles and boost skin’s natural ability to regenerate. Incorporate salmon, tuna, olive oil, anchovies, walnuts, almonds and avocado for extra glow.

Silica is a key element for healthy bones and teeth, found to help hydrate skin and maintain elasticity. It’s easily found in fruits and vegetables, but frequently gets thrown away as the bulk is located in the peels.

Always take your vitamins. Vitamin B helps to keep collagen (a protein that keeps skin firm) in line, and vitamin A amps up its production. Say yes to a high quality multi-vitamin and add oranges, strawberries, grapefruits and broccoli to the daily routine.

Forget junk food (except once in a while, of course). Foods with refined sugars dehydrate your skin, making it drier and more prone to breakouts. Combined with the winter elements, this type of diet will only lead to unhappiness. Eat clean and feel good to look great.

And if a little help is necessary, we've got the best moisturizers in the biz. Just saying. xx

All Natural or Organic?

Once in a while genius marketing minds grab hold of an idea and hang on for dear life. For the rest of us it can  be a bit much, particularly in beauty and skin care. There are so many terms thrown around… natural, organic, non-GMO, hypo-allergenic and on and on that we know so little about, so we decided to investigate. Here’s what we learned…

The term natural really has few legal implications, but it generally means that at least some natural ingredients (meaning found in nature) have been used in the formula. Be forewarned however, a product can be labeled as natural and contain up to 30 percent synthetic ingredients.

Organic is much more heavily regulated including the use of the term. If you are using a product that claims to be organic, it should have a government certification (like USDA) and the ingredient (or almost 100% of the ingredients in an organic product) have been grown and processed under a tightly controlled code of cleanliness, with no pesticides or fertilizers, and absolutely no genetically modified organisms. If a product claims to be organic and does not have the government seal, the title is useless and the company will likely be in legal trouble soon. It's all very interesting... 

 

CYBER MONDAY!!!

We are joining in the fun to get your holiday shopping underway, or, if you're ahead of the game, completed! Monday, November, 28 is CYBER MONDAY! Enjoy 25% off site wide with code: CYBER25! Happy Shopping!!

We're Going to Need Some Honey

At Black Caviar we adore the word natural. We’re endlessly researching how to eat, sleep and function better, naturally. That definitely doesn’t stop when it comes to skincare. Imagine our delight when we looked into the completely transformative power of raw honey. The sticky goo has skincare super powers in spades, thanks to heaps of antioxidants and antibacterial properties. Raw honey (and it must be raw, no bear bottles) can help fight acne, and slow down aging courtesy of the aforementioned antibacterial and antioxidant count, it soothes and moisturizes to create sought-after luminosity, and it’s extra, extra clarifying to assist in unclogging pores. Isn’t nature the best?

Skin Sorrows?

There is only one great skin type in our books – clear. As girls who have gone through the ups and downs of mild to moderate to disastrous acne (the kind that hurts and makes you want to hide in bed for days on end), we have only love (and some excellent products) for our fellow sufferers. There are tons of skincare lines that claim to be helpful, when in actual fact are full of harmful ingredients.

Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser ($82) fights everyday environmental exposure by clearing the epidermis of excess oil, dead skin, and buildup – maintaining skin’s natural balance. The ultra effective, soap-free blend of sugars, broccoli extract, and fruit enzymes exfoliates and offers a deep clean while refining the appearance of pores. A carefully chosen range of essential oils helps flush away impurities and works to balance oiliness. Kiss problem skin goodbye for good.

 

The Art of Exfoliation

Skin is our protector, creating a barrier against dirt, dust and all external particles/ environmental factors, so there are many things happening inside to keep the epidermis in a healthy condition; cell regeneration is a single piece of the puzzle. Our bodies create new skin cells and shed dead one’s rapidly - up to 50,000 every minute. Most of it sloughs off naturally, but the remaining cells can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Exfoliation combats this issue when practiced properly.

Skincare obsessives are super clued into to their routines and the factors affect their face day to day. One important lesson we've learned is that different weather (and seasons) call for different regimes. For the good of our skin, we’re determined to master the art of exfoliation.

Here are a few best practices when it comes to clearing away dermal debris…

1.     Exfoliating 2 – 3 times per week makes a difference (on average). The colder and drier the season, the less you should exfoliate.

2.     Use exfoliants in the evening, before bed and serums – it allows products to penetrate more deeply.

3.     Avoid exfoliating scrubs with large, or harsh particles, as they can be damaging to skin.

4.     Always wear sunscreen if heading out after exfoliating (in fact, always wear sunscreen no matter what).

 

Super Skin? Try the Double Cleanse

From Japan or Korea (or as far east as China), the skin-care regime known as double-cleansing—which involves the practice of using a cleansing oil together with a water-based face wash—dates as far back as the fourteenth century. The cleansing ritual leaves a surface layer of smoother, healthier, younger epidermis, allowing the active ingredients in a serums or creams to penetrate more deeply.

For those looking to incorporate the phenomenon into their daily routine, it’s extra easy: Gently rub an an oil-based formula onto dry skin, circling it over face and eyes for sixty seconds before massaging it off with a warm cloth. Next, use a water-based cleanser that suits your complexion and rinse off for perfect pores. We might just be convincing ourselves. We adore Eve Lom and Tata Harper's take on the practice. 

 

#Grateful – One Thing Successful Women Do Every Day

Black Caviar’s time in existence has been amazing. We’ve met the best people, learned tons and figured out a few important things. One (very significant) being that running a successful business requires more than hard work, organization and luck. We truly prize honesty (with yourself and your clients) graciousness and generosity, but we’ve also discovered that being grateful is essential to personal and professional success.

At BC, it’s a huge part of our mission to make women feel good, inside and out. Nothing (not even the perfect outfit for every single day) can make a person glow like counting their blessings in life. Morning and night, it just starts our day off a little bit better. xx

 

LNA – California Cool, Refined

West coast brand LNA was created in 2007 with the singular vision of crafting the perfect t-shirts for women (definitely not the too-tight, cleavage-baring numbers of yore). Their menswear-inspired styles flew off the shelves and the label focused on evolving to offer larger collections, complete with more innovative takes on the tee – think slouchy fabrications, purposefully placed holes and boyfriend-y fits. Our closets (and Black Caviar) are full of the supple, wear-all-the-time pieces. Shop online and in-store.

The Key to the Perfect Sunless Tan? Exfoliation + St. Tropez

It seems obvious that products combined with application of self tanner are the most important steps for an even, sleekly bronzed glow. And both are definitely of great consequence (one reason why St. Tropez is so highly prized/ addictive), but there is another step that’s super crucial to a streak-free, perfect polish – exfoliation.

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells to reveal younger and newer skin. It also unclogs pores, cleans the skin, and helps stop breakouts from forming. Exfoliating before tanner application will ensure an even and longer-lasting colour. It will also erase older self tanner that may still be clinging to your skin. Using a loofah or exfoliating product before self tanning or getting professional colour sprayed on (we do it at BC) extends the life of the hue and makes for a perfect patina. Come on, get your glow on.