Canadian Living July 2018

The Canadian Living Magazine for helpful articles on food, cooking, health, relationships, family and lifestyles in Canada.

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2 min
sink or swim

If you had asked me about my relationship with summer prior to this year, I would have answered, “It’s complicated.” I’ve always been game for many of summer’s offerings—barbecues! gardening! ice cream!—but the idea of sporting a swimsuit for lazy pool days would’ve left me breaking out in a cold sweat. Fast-forward to 2018 and, encouraged by a late-spring vacation, I adopted a different mindset when faced with shopping for swimwear: Rather than trying to modify my body to fit a trendy one-piece, I decided to buy a suit that fits me and highlights the parts of my body that I love. In fact, this year has thus far been about changing my perspective and approaching diet and exercise as ways to make my body stronger and more capable of the…

6 min
15 tricks, tips and ideas we love this month

1 Treasure Chests Women have never had more swimwear options, with lingerie brands dipping into swim and offering a wide range of cup and band sizes to securely support breasts. Calgary-based retailer Swimco carries more than 150 brands that range in size from 4 to 24, including specialty fits for various body types. 2 LASH LOVER Beautiful eyelashes are always in fashion, but the upkeep of extensions or the use of heavy mascara is not. Toronto-based entrepreneur Mabel Lee comes to the rescue with a faux-lash brand called Velour. The sets blend seamlessly into your lash line, plus they’re good for up to 20 uses. Available in looks from natural to glam, they’re as comfortable to wear as their names (Here to Slay, What the Fluff?!) are clever. 3 SERVE UP STYLE We think Abbott’s…

3 min
canada day celebration cake

TEST KITCHEN TIP To give the cake a light, airy texture, beat the batter for the full four minutes. No stand mixer? Beat the batter with a hand mixer on medium-high speed for the same amount of time. CANADA DAY CELEBRATION CAKE WITH FRESH BERRIES MAKES 18 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 1 HOUR COOLING TIME 1¼ HOURS TOTAL TIME 2¾ HOURS Lower tier 5 eggs, room temperature2 cups all-purpose flour1¼ cups unsalted butter, softened1¼ cups granulated sugar5 tsp baking powder1 tsp salt Upper tiers 5 eggs, room temperature2 cups all-purpose flour1¼ cups unsalted butter, softened1¼ cups granulated sugar5 tsp baking powder1 tsp salt Filling 1¼ cups cream cheese (1¼ pkg), softened⅔ cup icing sugar1 tsp vanilla2½ cups 35% cream ½ cup elderflower liqueur (optional)4 cups mixed berries torn thyme sprigs (optional)2 tbsp icing sugar Lower tier Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 9-inch round cake…

1 min
fashion & beauty

BEAUTY NOTE For a more natural look, choose a preblended formula that contains multiple shades. look of the month BRONZED SKIN Before contouring palettes were all the rage, bronzers were the go-to summer product to bring a little more life to our complexions. These days, for a softer look, the way to wear bronzer is the old way—less contour and more carefree. PHOTOGRAPHY, GENEVIÈVE CARON. HAIR AND MAKEUP, JUKKA/DESIGN.ME/CHARLOTTE TILBURY/PLUTINO GROUP. DRESS, BANANAREPUBLIC.CA. EARRINGS, ILOVEBIKO.COM…

3 min
beach babe

Laid Bare Our picks for the best products to give you glowing skin that looks sun-kissed—sans UV damage. SHADE FINDER THE GENERAL RULE IS TO CHOOSE A BRONZER ONE OR TWO SHADES DARKER THAN YOUR SKIN TONE. For light skin Look for a bronzer with both olive (to build warmth) and peach (to add glow) undertones. For olive skin Medium skin tones are naturally warm, so stay away from anything too orange. For dark skin The wrong undertone can make dark skin look ashen or dull; choose a deep tan with a copper undertone. GLOW GETTER PIXI BEAUTY’S GLOBAL COLOUR AMBASSADOR, AMANDA BELL, OFFERS HER TIPS. Step 1 APPLIED PROPERLY, POWDER BRONZER WILL ADD WARMTH AND DIMENSION. THE KEY? MAKE IT YOUR LAST STEP. TO FINISH YOUR MAKEUP, FIRST APPLY A TRANSLUCENT SETTING POWDER. “IF YOUR SKIN IS EVEN A BIT WET, THE…

2 min
keep it cool

Hair Helpers 1 Humidity can wreak havoc on hair, so to help tame your unruly do, apply a lightweight oil. This one smooths strands and protects against the humidex. 2 Yes, your hair needs UV protection, too, or else you risk dry and faded tresses. This mist forms a screen that defends with antioxidants and UV filters. 3 Summer can be especially cruel to your styling attempts. When in doubt, throw your hair into a ponytail with this tie that won’t damage hair and helps prevent headaches. Face Savers 4 Health Canada recommends applying sunscreen at least every two hours, so stash one in your bag. This tinted option makes reapplication that much easier. 5 For foundation to take you from air-conditioning to 30°C weather, you need one that won’t budge. Enter this full-coverage version, which…