October 13, 2021

This week I'm obsessed with... Pixi + Louise Roe Cream Rouge Palette!

I haven't had a lot to say about lipstick for the past 18 months because really, where was I going to wear it? But now that the world is getting out again my lips need to look great (when they aren't covered by a mask of course) and what better way to jump back into the world of lipcolour then with choices - so many choices...
 
Pixi + Louise Roe Cream Rouge Palette - $28 - a flattering palette of creamy hues curated and created by Louise Roe with a multi-use formula can be used on lips solo, mixed to create a custom colour or even dabbed onto cheeks for a fast pick me up to the complexion as well!
 
Anything that makes me feel like a chemist is always appealing to me and this palette just screams out for me to mix colours together and experiment - as a bonus, the inside lid is perfect for mixing!
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.
 
- Lisamarie -

October 6, 2021

Fake summer well into fall with Conair, Indeed and Essence!

For the perfect day-at-the-beach waves:
 
Conair Triple Barrel Waver - $49.99 - with a triple barrel that creates continuous, uniform deep waves, while the double ceramic technology delivers even heat for fast styling and long-lasting results. It's great for every hair type thanks to the 30 heat settings along with turbo heat that gives a 27°F burst of heat for difficult-to-style spots.
 
I have covid to thank for actually having enough hair to try something like this out. I have fine hair but a lot of it and in the past have found hair tools complicated that end up being useless because my hair just does not want to hold a curl. Curls may be a no but waves are a big yes - not only was it so easy to use, but the waves it adds are gorgeous and just last and last! I use the waver and then spray in a little  salt spray to give it a bit of texture and I look just like a mermaid (well a mermaid with clothes)!

Available at mass retailers and Trade Secrets stores across Canada and online at amazon.ca.
Get a sun-kissed look sans sun:
 
Indeed Nanobronze Bronzing Drops - 30ml - $24.95 - instantly bronzes, blurs, and hydrates skin with a tinted serum that combats dullness and provides an immediate and long-lasting bronzy glow that conceals imperfections and enhances natural beauty. The formula contains pea extracts - with proven tan enhancement effects; giant kelp extract - to protect skin against harmful daily stressors; cacao (cocoa) seed extract - to boost skin’s defenses against blue light; and hyaluronic acid - to hydrate skin for a full, plump, and glowing complexion. 
 
Suitable for all skin types and complexions, they can be blended with your serum or moisturizer for a light glow or used alone to intensify the colour - use it on your face, chest, legs or wherever you want/need some liquid sunshine!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at indeedlabs.com.
Get a daily dose of energy (and glow) for your eyelids:
 
Essence Daily Dose Of Energy Eyeshadow Palette - $8.99 - a warm toned eyeshadow palette with a paraben, fragrance, alcohol and oil free formula featuring 9 shades and finishes ranging from matte to metallic that are highly pigmented and perfect for creating a multitude of looks while the compact size makes the palette perfect to take anywhere for travel or touch-ups. It also has that crazy red shade that everyone seems to be wearing so if you've been thinking about experimenting, here's your chance!
 
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.
 
- Lisamarie -

September 29, 2021

Feed your skin the ingredients it's been craving with serums from Antipodes, StriVectin and Avon Isa Knox!

Already losing your  summer glow? Get it back in a hurry with a nice big dose of vitamin C to help protect and illuminate for skin that looks radiant and full of life.:

Antipodes Glow Ritual Vitamin C Serum - 30ml - $62 - a light-wear brightening gel serum that offers luminous, dewy skin and protection from environmental damage. With an ultra-clean, 100% natural origin formula with its star ingredient Kakadu plum - which contains up to 100x the Vitamin C of oranges - helping to illuminate and protect from free radical damage; along with Vinanza Grape & Kiwi - to address pigmentation, help brighten skin, and protect against oxidative stress; Bakuchiol -  a gentle and natural retinol alternative, encourages smoother, firmer looking skin; and plant-based hyaluronic acid - boosts moisture for a plumped visage. Suited to all skin types and especially beneficial to help perk up dull skin.

Available at online retailers across Canada including well.ca.
Add some vitamin B3 to your skin to help restore super strength:
 
StriVectin Multi-Action Super-B Barrier Strengthening Oil - 30ml - $79 - a dual-focus treatment oil that nourishes dry, dull skin and helps to prevent moisture loss for an even, glowing complexion. Calms dry skin and reduces the appearance of redness for even-toned skin while restoring a visibly healthy, glowing complexion that supports the microbiome and skin barrier to target visible signs of aging and dry, dull, cranky skin. With a formula containing potent prebiotics sourced from French Hot Springs to help balance the microbiome while NIA-114 - a patented form of Niacin/Vitamin B3 strengthens the skin barrier. 
 
Available at stores across Canada including Shoppers Drug Mart and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.
 
Hibiscus flowers don't just smell good they also offer your skin lots of firming good:
 
Avon Isa Know LXNEW Platinum Sculpting Oil Serum - 40ml - $80 - a organic hibiscus extract infused serum with encapsulated violet droplets that help to deliver firming and plumping ingredients, collagen-boosting peptides and rejuvenating antioxidants to help visibly smooth wrinkles and tighten facial contours for a firmer, smoother, more lifted look in just one week.

Part of the new collection that helps to recapture the look of youthful contours that also includes: Sculpting Day Cream - 50ml - $70; Sculpting Night Cream - 50ml - $70; Sculpting Eye Cream - 25ml - $70 or try them all with the Special Trial Kit that includes 15ml Day and Night creams; 7ml Oil Serum; and 5ml Eye Cream - all for $46!

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
 
- Lisamarie -

September 24, 2021

Fragrant Friday - Paco Rabanne Phantom

Introducing a feel-good perfume that boosts your sexiness, confidence, and energy: 
 
Paco Rabanne Phantom 150ml EDT - $148, 100ml EDT - $125, 80ml EDT - $92, 200ml EDT Refill - $154, 150ml Shower Gel - $42, 75ml Deodorant Stick - $32 - a futuristic aromatic fragrance born from the clash between luxury craftsmanship and new-tech with top notes of zesty lemon peel oil from Italy, "vintage" molecule styrallyl acetate and lavander oil; heart notes of lavandin heart, patchouli heart, smokey earthy accord and apple; and base notes of vetiver heart, lavandin absolute and vanilla absolute.

And while this might technically be for men, I would (and do) totally wear this - it has a smoothness to it that doesn't feel masculine or feminine - it just is... not to mention the adorable robot bottle and a commercial that is like the best acid trip you have ever been on!
 
 
Available now at Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart and Jean Coutu stores across Canada. 

- Lisamarie -

September 15, 2021

This week I'm obsessed with... Teaology Infusion Serums!

Whether it is anti-anging, hydrating or brightening you are after - Teaology has a serum for that in their collection of Infusion Serums:
 
Peptide Infusion Anti-Aging Serum - 15ml - $33 - a rich and velvety serum that contains the optimal peptides concentration to improve the elasticity of the skin and stimulate the synthesis of collagen. Used every day the results are visible: the wrinkles are relaxed and the face regains a more toned and bright appearance. 
 
Hyaluronic Infusion Hydrating Serum - 15ml - $33 - a rich and silky serum that contains the optimal concentration of hyaluronic acid at low, medium and high molecular weight to instantly moisturize all layers of the epidermis. Used regularly, it leaves the face compact and rejuvenated, while wrinkles are progressively smoothed.
 
Vitamin C Infusion Brightening Serum - 15ml - $33 - a mild and impalpable serum that contains the optimal dosage of vitamin C in one of its most stable forms. Vitamin C is the molecule of youth because it protects the skin from oxidative damage, from photo-aging and stimulates the synthesis of collagen. From the first applications the result is visible: the skin is compact, smooth and the face shines with light.
 
And of course there is no reason that you can't alternate 2 different formulas or even all 3 to suit the ever-changing needs of your skin on alternating days or even at the same time on different parts of your skin!
 
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Hudson's Bay stores across Canada and online at teaologyskincare.ca.
 
Wish you could try them all at a lower price? You can! Right now if you buy them online at the Teaology website they are offering a Serum Infusion trio with all 3 serums for $75!
 
- Lisamarie -

September 10, 2021

Fragrant Friday - Avon Rare Intense Fragrances

Add some indulgent scent to your fall with three Rare Intense fragrances from Avon:
 
Rare Platinum Intense - 50ml EDP - $45, Luxury Body Wash - 200ml - $30, Luxury Body Creme - 150ml - $33 - an unforgettably confident fragrance with notes of iris, warm ambrette and smooth vetiver that immerses you in dreamy luxury.

Rare Pearls Intense - 50ml EDP - $45 - a warm and dreamy fragrance with a potent, luminous blend of shimmering magnolia, white pepper and creamy rosewood.

Rare Gold Intense - 50ml EDP - $45 - a warm and indulgent fragrance that envelops you in the warmth of pure gold with opulent notes of mandarin zest, ylang-ylang and golden amber.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca

- Lisamarie -

September 8, 2021

Shoppers Drug Mart glowing skin must haves from Dr Roebuck's, Versed and No7!

Dr Roebuck's No Worries Hydrating Face Moisturizer - 50ml - $60 - a silicone-free, non-comedogenic daily moisturizer formulated with: hyaluronic acid - an anti-aging active that smooths and plumps skin, helping to retain moisture and aid in decreasing the appearance of fine lines; macadamia oil - an essential fatty acid that works to heal, nourish and hydrate the skin; and rosehip oil - a vitamin and antioxidant rich skin protectant. 
 
Part of The Thoughtful Choices at Shoppers Drug Mart lineup, curated to help make it easier for you to shop consciously for products that are cruelty-free as well as paraben, phthalate, SLS/SLES, formaldehyde, BPA and aluminum salts-free; and mindful of our planet.
Versed Weekend Glow Brightening Solution
- 120ml - $24.99 - a powerful brightening toner for dark spots and post-acne marks. With an exfoliating formula that includes a four-acid complex of lactic, glycolic, azelaic, and kojic acid; along with bearberry extract and vitamin C to deliver a glowier complexion without any of the tingle. Also part of the The Thoughtful Choices at Shoppers Drug Mart lineup.
No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Night Cream
- 50ml - $29 - a multi-tasking night cream that targets the three key signs of aging: reducing wrinkles; firming skin; and evening skin tone - while sleeping, nourishing and restoring skin's moisture overnight. In just 2 weeks, wrinkles are reduced, skin appears lifted and firmed, while the unique lightening complex helps to fade stubborn pigmentation and dark spots for a more even skin tone. After 3 weeks, you will awaken to rested, more radiant and healthy-looking skin.  
 
All available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -

September 3, 2021

Fragrant Friday - Caroline Herrera Very Good Girl

Caroline Herrera Very Good Girl - 50ml EDP Natural Spray - $168, 50ml EDP Natural Spray - $130, 10ml EDP RollerBall - $42 (sephora.ca exclusive) - a seductive fruity floral fragrance inspired by the duality of a modern woman: with top notes of playfully mischievous red currant and exotic lychee; a seductive heart of rose; and base notes of vetiver and warm vanilla to provide a surprising and modern finish.
 
Of course it wouldn't be Good Girl without the glamorously sexy stiletto-shaped bottle - this one featuring red-lacquered interior and impossibly high gold heel. The scent is just as sexy - a little sweet, a little fruity, a little rosy and a lot awesome - it will make you feel like a total vixen  - or as Carolina would say - "It's so good to be bad"!
 
Available at Hudson's Day, Shoppers Drug Mart, Nordstrom, Sephora and Jean Coutu stores across Canada and online at sephora.ca.
 
- Lisamarie -