May 24, 2016

Cover up with a concealer from Pupa, mark. and Maybelline!

Pupa Cover Cream Concealer - $20 - in Light Beige, Beige and Orange - neutralizes the blue of dark circles - conceals imperfections with a light, fluid texture and highly pigmented formula that offers medium to full coverage that is easy to blend and has a natural effect.

Available at Rexall stores across Canada.
mark. Super Conceal Full Coverage Concealer - $12 - in 7 shades: Very Light, Light, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark and Deep - with a lightweight liquid formula and buildable, medium-to-full coverage that stays all day with a natural-looking finish.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at
Maybelline Master Conceal Camouflaging Concealer - $10.99 - in 5 shades: Light, Light/Medium, Medium, Medium/Deep and Deep - with a creamy formula that provides seamless coverage and flawless blendability thanks to concentrated pigments for zero build-up coverage that instantly camouflages imperfections and lasts all day.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Essie Summer 2016 Collection - with swatches!

Essie Summer 2016 is inspired by the thrill of travel and and adventure filled getaway to Guatemala - take a trip through local colour and feel the inspiration of:
Viva Antigua! - sparkling turquoise with iridescent micro crystals
Coconut Cover - sweet cream white
Berried Treasures - bright ruby berry
Hiking Heels - scorching hot lava red
Loot The Booty - radiant blue sapphire pave
Tribal Text-Styles - black gold with crushed onyx

Available now at salons, drugstores and other beauty destinations across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 23, 2016

Protect your skin the light way with Coppertone, Neutrogena and La Roche-Posay!

Looking for a sunscreen so light that you won't even know you're wearing it? You can't go wrong with any of these:

Coppertone ClearlySheer Sunscreen Lotion for Body SPF 30 - 147ml - $9.99 - with a lightweight, moisturizing formula that won't clog pores or cause breakouts that feels clean and light on the skin and is water resistant up to 80 minutes - to leave skin feeling smooth, soft and protected with a light fresh, clean scent.

Available at drug, mass and grocery retailers across Canada.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 45 - 88ml - $14.99 - a waterproof, sweatproof, oil and PABA free lotion that absorbs throughout the UVA/UVB spectrum with innovative helioplex protection to help provide consistent protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays with dry-touch technology to provide an ultra-light, non-shiny finish that won't clog pores.

Available at food, drug and mass retailers across Canada.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Fluid Lotion SPF 50 - 125ml - $36 - with an ultra-light and non-greasy texture that absorbs quickly to a matte finish - sand won't stick to it! The formula is very water and sweat-resistant up to 80 minutes and is fragrance free making it great for super-sensitive skin.

Available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie - 

Mascara Monday - Smashbox Indecent Exposure Mascara

Smashbox Indecent Exposure Mascara - $25 - for perfectly long, lavish and defined lashes in just a few strokes.
With a slim, Zoom Out brush that features a spiral of wavy-cut bristles and a micro tip so that you capture every last lash. I like the micro tip idea in theory but the mascara tends to clump there so you really need to be careful to wipe off the excess first or you end up with skin blobs.
The formula contains high-impact, innovative wavelength fibers to coat each lash for volume and stretch as you apply the from root to tip for length.
I would call this more of a lengthening and defining mascara then volumizing - but it builds very easily without clumping so a few more coats would add a lot more impact!

And I'll admit, the part I love best is the velvety wand handle - it will be a bitch to keep clean but it feels so luxurious1

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix, Murale, Sephora, and

- Lisamarie -

May 21, 2016

Paul & Joe Come Sail Away Summer 2016 Collection

Now that we are finally getting some warm weather - Paul & Joe introduces Come Sail Away - a limited edition, nautical themed summer collection outfitted in adorable sailboat and beach inspired packaging.

Face & Eye Colour Palettes - $36 - combine a trio of carefully crafted colours that can be applied to both the eyes and cheeks to achieve an optimal healthy glow and look their best under the fleeting summer sun and are nourished with moisturizing and skin softening agents including Orange Flower Water, White Lily Extract, Jojoba Seed Oil, Rosemary extract and Rose Canina Fruit Extract. Housed in adorable patterned palettes that open to reveal shades in the shape of a boat’s sail in three unique combinations of shades: Sunshine & Sand (001) (above) - a palette of nude retro shades that look best on the beach, shining under the bright summer sun;
Coral Garden (002) - a palette of cheery coral shades reminiscent of colourful coral reefs; and
Come Sail Away (003) - a palette of lively and dynamic summer shades, perfect for sailing the day away.
Cat Lipstick L Refills - $20 - in 3 summery shades: Catamaran (001) - the combination of a healthy red and soft natural beige gives lips a boost of dewy colour; Smooth Sailing (002) - perfect your pout with a pop of pink from this vibrant duo; Ahoy (003) - go for bold with the pairing of clear beige and vivid summer red - with a combination of dewy shine and vivid pigment for a light colourful glow, ideal for hot summer days - and what's really great, because of the process used to make them, the cat faces remain visible until the lipstick is used up. The outer lipstick is transparent, formulated with a generous amount of oils such as Cocoa Seed Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil and Lavander Oil to nourish lips and help the inner colour adhere while the inner, cat-shaped layer carries the light veil of colour.
Lipstick Case A - $7 - nautical inspired limited edition cases come in two chic colours; a two tone case in classic navy (001) and white and a soft and sweet version in powder blue and white (002).

Silky Pressed Powder Compacts - $48 - in two shades to cover all skin tones; 01 - a pale, pink hue to improve complexion and emphasize clarity; or 02 - a multi-beige shade that matches and enhances any skin tone - formulated with nourishing ingredients to prevent dryness while simultaneously keeping shine and dullness at bay - for a smooth, lightweight and long-lasting finish.
Housed in retro-inspired summer packaging and comes with an adorable matching patterned drawstring pouch and a softer than ever puff.

Available now for a limited time at and at select Shoppers Drug Mart beautyBOUTIQUE locations including:

Toronto/GTA: 2223 Bloor Street West; 5576 Yonge Street; 2345 Yonge Street; 9350 Yonge Street; Hillcrest Mall and Richmond Hill

Montreal: 1122 Rue Sainte Catherine Ouest

Ottawa: 50 Rideau Street, Rideau Centre

Vancouver: 748 Burrard Street; 3020 West Broadway; 6060 Minoru Boulevard and Richmond Centre

Calgary: 6455 Macleod Trails South Unit 24 and Chinook Mall

- Lisamarie -

May 20, 2016

Test Driving - Schwarzkopf color ULTÎME!

Schwarzkopf color ULTÎME - $15.99 - a professional quality colour in 22 vibrant shades that include iconic blondes, flaming reds, divine brunettes, magnificent blacks and glowing coppers - long lasting luxuriously shining colours that defy grays.

I went with Flaming Reds and tried out 8.4 Light Copper Red:
BEFORE: Normally you would use a light red shade on blonde hair to turn it strawberry blonde and as you can see my hair here is pretty dark - too dark actually - I had coloured it a few weeks previously and ended up with a shade way darker then I wanted for spring.
AFTER: Not strawberry blonde obviously but it did lift the colour a couple of shades to a much more spring-appropriate auburn - and as you can see, my hair actually looks smoother and healthier then it did before I coloured.

And to help colour last longer, improve hair strength, seal-in colour and intensify shine follow up with: Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Diamond Color & Randiance Shampoo and Conditioner - 400ml - $9.99 - containing a precious ULTÎME-4-Complex - a unique combination of pearl essence, panthenol, refined protein and keratin - along with diamond gloss serum and a UV filter.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Eau de Parfum

The newest version of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal is for the man that provokes passionate declarations - all women dream of meeting him and all men want to be like him:

Guerlain L'Homme Ideal - 50ml EDP - $93, 100ml EDP - $125 - an intense woody-oriental scent with top notes of almond, spices and bergamot; heart notes of Bulgarian rose, frankincense and vanilla tincture; and base notes of  leather, tonka bean and sandalwood.

A much spicier version then the EDT, I don't actually smell a resemblance to it at all - so if you loved it and were hoping for a more intense version of it you will be disappointed but if you like almonds, leather and vanilla - you're going to want to give it a try!

Available now at Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Norstrom and other select Guerlain counters across Canada as well as Guerlain Boutiques.

- Lisamarie -