3 engagement ring styles we’re loving right now, shop 20% off now through July 22


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A dream. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Whether you’re getting ready to pop the question, or dreaming of saying “I do”, the bridal collections at Diamonds Direct are sure to put a sparkle in your eye. Keep reading for a look at the most popular ring styles. Plus, you won’t want to miss Diamonds Direct’s Summer Showcase, now through to Saturday, July 22 for 20% off engagement rings and more.

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We’ll take them all, please! (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

1. Oval centers

There is nothing not to love about a classic oval cut. If you’re on the hunt for simple elegance, an oval solitaire will never go out of style. Looking for a little more pizazz? Try an oval center with trapezoid cut diamonds on either side for an extra gorgeous look.

2. Emerald centers

We have been dreaming about these rings. For brides looking for a classic, yet modern piece, you can’t go wrong with an emerald center.

Our favorites: We couldn’t keep our eyes off of this yellow gold setting with round-cut diamonds on the band AND a hidden halo (left). For a trendier look, an emerald center with a bezel halo was another winner (right).

Shop the designer: C. Gonshor

Check out the Diamonds Direct website for full details on their offerings.

3. Three-stone settings

Diamonds Direct 105 3 engagement ring styles we're loving right now, shop 20% off now through July 22
Glamorous. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

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9 of the best sales you should absolutely shop this weekend if you like saving money

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Whether you’re planning to be outside this weekend or you’re inside hiding from freezing weather and snow, you should make time to check out some of the awesome sales happening across the internet. There are major deals on everyday must-haves like cozy sweats and joggers, comfy sneakers, smartphones, beauty products and more. If you’re ready to save money on great items you’ll actually use on the regular, get into the sales below.

1. Our Place

Our Place doesn’t have sales often, so you should definitely grab the Cast Iron Always Pan while it’s on sale for 25% off. It’s a kitchen must-have that grills, sears, braises, fries, sauteés, roasts, bakes and more.

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2. Samsung

Need/want a new phone? Head over to Samsung, where you can save up to $750 on the new Samsung Galaxy S23 Series when you trade in an older Samsung device.

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3. adidas

There are so many good sneakers and sweats on sale at adidas right now. Prices are up to 50% off, so you really should take advantage of these discounts.

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4. Nordstrom

If you’re a label lover, head over to Nordstrom, where designer clearance is currently going down, and prices are up to 70% off. You’ll find major discounts on Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney, Off-White and more.

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5. Target

The prettiest women’s fashion styles start at just $5 at Target. Stock up on dresses, crop tops, accessories and more.

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6. DICK’S Sporting Goods

Need some warm outerwear for the last

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This Spray Is the 1st Step in Selena Gomez’s Early Flight Skincare Routine

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Waking up early is hard. It can be difficult enough waking up to an alarm every day for work, but getting out of bed even earlier than usual for a flight, for example, is truly a test of willpower. The trick is to have an early morning routine already set, making things easier on your mind and helping you feel awake and rejuvenated faster.

Many people will opt for a cup of coffee or a shower first thing, but we don’t want you to forget about skincare! If you are taking a flight, you’re about to face some super dry air, so you’ll want to prep your skin accordingly. How about taking on the task the Selena Gomez way?

This incredibly inexpensive and highly-rated skincare find is actually Gomez’s first step in her beauty routine when prepping for a 6 a.m. flight, as shown on her TikTok. The video began with a quick eye rub and yawn before the Only Murders in the Building actress popped on a headband and grabbed her face mist.

Gomez showed her Mario Badescu facial spray to the camera before misting it all over her face, her eyes closed as she enjoyed the self-care moment. She specifically used the Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater version of the spray, which you can pick out easily due to its pink hue!

This face mist, which is for all skin types, contains key ingredients like rose canina seed extract to rejuvenate, thyme extract to clarify troubled complexions and seaweed extract to soften. The aloe vera is a soothing addition that we always love to see in a gentle, calming product!



This mist can be used in many ways,

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I’m a shopping expert, and these are the new Amazon fashion finds I’m adding to my cart this month

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As a professional shopper (seriously — I literally online shop for a living), I’m on Amazon at least 10 times a day and that’s no exaggeration. From sourcing the newest need-to-know deals to checking out the latest releases, I would say I’m very familiar with the mega-retailer and always have at least a few things lingering in my online cart.

And since I can somehow never have too many articles of clothing, most of those items tend to fall into the apparel or accessories category. Ranging from viral, of-the-moment must-haves to high-quality basics, keep scrolling to see the new Amazon fashion finds that I’m most excited about this month — all retailing for $70 or less.

These days, everyone seems to be obsessed with SKIMS’ form-fitting tops. This long-sleeve shirt gives me total SKIMS vibes and is less than $10, so it’s definitely coming home with me. Shop it in over 15 colors, including this gray hue, shown above, which is my personal fave.

Flare leggings (aka “yoga pants” for my ’90s babies) are back and this pair has a flattering crossover waistband. Available in sizes XS-XXL, I plan on wearing these leggings to pilates class and when hanging on my couch.

I can’t rationalize buying the popular platform UGGS for $150 (besides the fact that they’re always out of stock), so these platform mules are the next best thing. These slides are covered in genuine suede, have a faux fur lining and are water-resistant.

Lately, I’ve been opting for long-line tops that

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New hair salon and barber shop aims to cut away barriers

‘Everybody is trying to change our downtown and make it look better. We are excited to be a part of that,’ says owner of Fabstyle, located in downtown Orillia

A new hair salon and barber shop has opened in downtown Orillia.

Fabstyle owner Emily Baker has been in the industry for 28 years but this is the first time she’s owned her own shop.

“We have two apprentices here that I am teaching,” she explained. “My business is based on mentorship. I’m constantly teaching my staff and improving their skills.”

Baker views her business as an opportunity to pass the torch from what she has learned over the years. She named her new shop after her mentor, Fabio Sementilli. 

“He introduced me to the show industry in hairdressing,” she said. “I had the opportunity to do New York Fashion Week, and I was an artist with the Wella Company for 15 years.”

She has decided it’s time to pay it forward as Sementilli would commonly do with young, up-and-coming professionals.

While there are plenty of hairdressers in town, Baker would rather work with the competition than against it.

“We are really trying to break that barrier everybody has in town where everybody has to compete with one another,” she said. “We really should be working together. There are enough clients for everyone.”

Fabstyle recently teamed with stylists from Sharp Image Salon and Spa and Avaia Salon to provide haircuts for people experiencing homelessness in Orillia and area.

Baker says she is on a mission to change the way business is conducted in the hair industry, and to do so she feels her shop needs to be different. That is why she has incorporated a barber shop into the business. 

“I added that in because I saw the potential in our

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