PALentine’s Day – Great Deals to Celebrate with Friends

PALentine’s Day – Great Deals to Celebrate with Friends

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Ok, the title may be a bit corny but this week's theme is anything but! We all know about Valentine's Day - the holiday earmarked for romantic relationships, chocolate, and heart-shaped everything.  Which is fabulous if you have a special someone to spend it with, but what about the rest of us? Don't spend this February 14th boycotting this day of love - turn it into PALentine's Day instead! Get a group of your favourite unattached pals together and make a night of it -  cozy clothes, comfy quarters, and cocktails is the recipe for one fabulous February 14th.  Of course, we've got you covered with some fabulous sales this week so you can prepare for the best night celebrating your platonic love for your besties.  Check back Wednesday for more…
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Life Lessons From Plaid

Life Lessons From Plaid

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When you look at plaid, what do you see?  A series of lines, in various colours, all interwoven in exactly the right way to make its pattern.  Some of those patterns have deep meaning for those of Scotland heritage - the sign of a family clan, a symbol of independence, a form of rebellion.  When the English took over Scotland during the Highland Clearances, plaid was banned, but the Scottish would wear scraps under their clothes to give them hope and maintain their identity. Today, plaid is popular worldwide and for most of its appreciators, carries much less significance.  There are still many life lessons to be gleaned from plaid, and we'll tell you about some of them here. Resiliency First, the Scottish Lowlands took the tartan from the Highlands (Scottish…
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Plaid Is Rad – 30% Off!

Plaid Is Rad – 30% Off!

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Another week, another theme! This time we're channeling our inner lumberjack and celebrating all things plaid! Plaid, properly called tartan, originated in Scotland as a way to describe the colourful patterns that Scottish people wore.  At the time, "plaids" were heavy cloaks worn in the winter.  As tartan patterns begun to catch on in Britain and America, the word plaid replaced tartan in popular language.  Nowadays, plaid seems to be the pattern that never goes out of style.  Coming in a variety of colours and fabrics, plaid is not just for hipsters! To pay homage to the awesomeness that is plaid, we're offering 30% off all tartan-inspired items this week.  All regular-priced plaid things count - underwear with a plaid waistband? On sale! Plaid slippers? Pay 70% of retail! Get…
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6 Tips to Streamline Your Life

6 Tips to Streamline Your Life

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In a world of more – more work, more stuff, more commitments, more stress – it is easy to get overwhelmed.  There’s just so much to do and so much to organize in what feels like practically no time at all.  The great news is that there are some simple steps you can take to feel a bit more on top of all areas of your life, and we have them for you here!  We’ve stuck to the basics to help you get started and allow you to incorporate these tips right away. List Out Your Day Take a couple minutes at the start of your day to list all the things you need to get done. This may include work tasks, hobbies, exercise, house duties – whatever you need…
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Capsule Wardrobes to Streamline Your Life

Capsule Wardrobes to Streamline Your Life

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Welcome to this week’s theme, “Streamline Your Life.” Find out how we’re helping you save this week on key items to simplify your wardrobe, then check back Wednesday for more ideas on how to save time and energy.   Capsule Wardrobes The term “capsule wardrobe” was coined by London boutique owner Susie Faux back in the 70s and Donna Karan helped popularize it in the 80s with her “Seven Easy Pieces” collection.  As the minimalist lifestyle makes a resurgence, the capsule wardrobe has been brought back into the spotlight as a good way save space and money while still looking fashionable. So what is a capsule wardrobe? Simply put, it’s a wardrobe made up of key, staple pieces in coordinating colours that you can wear often and interchangeably.  It’s all…
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Think Positively – How to Incorporate Affirmations into Your Life

Think Positively – How to Incorporate Affirmations into Your Life

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An affirmation is a statement said with confidence about a perceived truth.  Affirmations are the things we tell ourselves about ourselves.  They have the power to shape how we feel about every aspect of our being.  When we think and say negative things (I’m too clumsy, I’m not smart enough), we start to believe them – and when we believe we are not capable, we stop even trying in the first place.  Negative affirmations can devalue us, leaving us with little self-esteem and little drive. When we think positively, it is those positive messages that we internalize.  It is then that we see our worth, increase our confidence and, ultimately, our happiness.   When we intentionally take our negative affirmations and replace them with positive ones, real transformation can begin.  …
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Make a Statement – Affirmation Items at Pharmasave and The Store Upstairs!

Make a Statement – Affirmation Items at Pharmasave and The Store Upstairs!

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It’s a new year and here at Pharmasave & The Store Upstairs we thought we’d change up our approach a bit - a New Year’s Resolution of sorts. So starting today, you can look forward to intentional weekly themes with special deals and advice all centred around the motif of the week.  How awesome is that? To kick us off, we’re starting with Affirmations. A pretty great theme to help keep us all accountable to this year’s goals, don’t you think?  We’ve got a number of affirmation-inspired items to get you motivated along with a killer deal highlighted below (spoiler: shirts and shoes. Irresistible). Then check back on Wednesday for a lifestyle piece that’ll help you incorporate affirmations into your daily life.   Statement Shirts Make a statement both inside…
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Beard Love – How to Care for Your Facial Hair

Beard Love – How to Care for Your Facial Hair

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Beards and mustaches are so in these days but did you know that they require intentional care?  Sure, you could let them grow au naturel but when a few simple products will make that facial hair immaculate and irresistibly soft, why would you? As usual, Pharmasave has got what you need to grow that ‘mo to perfection.  Don’t know what each product does? We’ve got you covered there, too.   Beard Oil Beard oil will moisturize your facial hair (and your skin underneath!) to soften those luscious face-locks. Transforming your beard from shaggy to shiny, beard oil doubles as a styling product for 2-in-1 value that will have you petting your chin all day. Mustache Wax In the world of mustache wax, a little goes a long way.  Meant to…
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Get SMART with your New Year’s Resolutions

Get SMART with your New Year’s Resolutions

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Looking to save money? Get fit? Choose healthier foods? Travel more?  Find a different job?  No matter what your resolutions are this year, you need a plan if you’re going to achieve them. The idea of S.M.A.R.T goals is not a new one, but it is still a concept that is often overlooked.  The reality is that a vague goal without a specific plan is very unlikely to yield any successful results.  After all, how do you know what success looks like if you don’t map it out?  So take a few minutes in this new year to think about what you want to achieve, and then formulate a strategy that is: S Specific.  “Go to the gym more” or “eat healthy” are way too vague.  Get granular with it. …
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