March 28, 2015

Manly men become manlier with Calvin Klein, Vichy Homme, Proraso, Jack Black and got2b!

Calvin Klein Reveal Men - 50ml EDT - $72, 100ml EDT - $92, 200ml After Shave Balm - $65, 200ml Hair & Body Wash - $35, 75g Deodorant Stick - $28 - a seductive fragrance with top notes of crystalized ginger, lentisque essence and pear brandy; heart notes of raw salt signature, agave nectar and kiwano; and base notes of Haiti vetiver, vintage vanilla bean and golden amber.

Available now at Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora, Sears and other drug stores,
Vichy Homme Idealizer Multi-Action Moisturizer in formulas for: Frequent Shaver - 50ml - $25 - a comfortable gel cream enriched with glycerin to leave the skin soft and soothed from the burning, pulling and irritation that shaving can cause; and 3-Day Beard And + - 50ml - $29 - a light fluid that won't leave any residue in the beard but still leaves skin comforted with aquabioryl to hydrate and waxes that coat and moisturize the beard. Both formulas also intensely hydrate, minimize signs of fatigue and reduces signs of aging.

Available now at drugstores across Canada.
Proraso Sandalwood Shaving Soap - 150ml - $9, Cream - 150ml - $9, Foam - 300ml - $10 - with the richest, most hydrating, most effective formulas designed especially for tough, thick beards. Contains: shea butter - for its highly moisturizing and softening properties that protects the skin from dryness in addition to healing nicks and scrapes; sandalwood - for its anti-itching and moisturizing properties that soothe the skin despite repeated scraping; cocoa butter - rich in antioxidants, vitamin E and polyphenols, provides healing, softening, repairing and anti-inflammatory properties.

Available at pharmacies and health food stores across Canada.
Jack Black Double Duty Shampoo + Conditioner - 473ml - $36 - with a lightweight formula that offers creamy, sulfate-free lather that gently cleanses to remove oil and product buildup while conditioning, detangling, and soothing dry and dandruff-prone scalp and rising clean away so it won't leave build-up. Contains soy protein - to help moisturize and hydrate hair for improved luster and healthy appearance; coconut oil - to leave hair shiny and soft, and is a natural anti-fungal to aid in minimizing dandruff with properties to soothe irritated and itchy scalps; and pro-vitamin B5 - to add thickness, body, and shine.

Available in May at Sephora and Holt Renfrew stores across Canada (except for Quebec).
got2b Phenomenal Thickening Styling Cream - 170g - $7.99 - with a lightweight formula that increases hair's thickness by 10% for fuller looking hair while keeping it looking neat and groomed; and Molding Paste - 99g - $7.99 - a shaping pomade that provides thickness, hold and style.

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Loblaws, PharmaPlus, Rexall, London Drugs, Jean Coutu and other retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 27, 2015

Fragrant Friday - Hugo Boss Hugo Woman Eau de Parfum

Hugo Boss has a new fragrance for spring for women with attitude: passionate, bold and always at the forefront of a new, empowered generation that does things in its way and lives up to the motto ‘invent yourself’.

Hugo Boss Hugo Woman Eau de Parfum - 50ml EDP - $75, 75ml EDP - $90 - a fruity floral that fused traditional feminine and unexpected masculine tones with top notes of boysenberry, sparkling Italian mandarin and the mountain freshness of Himalayan red grass; heart notes consist of Sambac jasmine, black plum, iris and spicy black tea; and the base is warm with amber accords and sandalwood laced with cedar.

Don't expect it to be a stronger version of the Woman EDT, I find it entirely different - with more fruity notes, a sweeter dry-down that is warmer and sexier - this is a fragrance I would wear to go out at night and feel hot! 

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart and Hugo Boss Boutiques.

- Lisamarie -





March 26, 2015

Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick - with swatches!

Lise Watier Baiser Velours Velvet Liquid Lipstick - $27 - in 9 vibrant, pigment rich shades: Eternal Kiss, Sweet Kiss, Sun Kiss, Fashion Kiss, Passion Kiss, Nude Kiss, French Kiss, Party Kiss and Love Kiss - that deliver the coverage and intensity of a lipstick with the ease of a gloss application. With a light, creamy liquid formula that applies smoothly with a matte finish and lasts for hours without budging!
Sweet Kiss
Party Kiss

I love the formula of these they go on so smoothly and light that it feels like there is nothing on your lips - and the shape of the applicator makes it very easy to draw a perfect outline so the bright colours don't look messy. I'm just not a huge fan of matte as it tends to accentuate every little flaw I have so I'd love to see this format in something with at least a bit of a sheen!
Available now at Lise Watier counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 25, 2015

Eye Love Wednesday - Hard Candy Eyes The Limit Smokey Eye Shadow Primer

Hard Candy Eyes The Limit Smokey Eye Shadow Primer - $4.98 - a long-wearing primer that increases the drama and lasting power of your eye shadow. What makes it different from your run-of-the-mill primer is the dark tint, which allows you to build colour faster and helps you achieve an intense smokey eye look with minimal effort. Not only will it help your shadow last longer and prevent it from creasing and fading, it even brings out the hidden colour in duochrome eye shadows! And if you're lazy like me you'll love that you can use go ahead and use it on its own as a shadow for just a hint of smokey, sexy colour!

Available now exclusively at Walmart.

- Lisamarie -


This week I'm obsessed with... Heel Chemistry Heel Hydration Complex!

Heel Chemistry Heel Hydration Complex - 100ml - $15 - from the brilliant minds behind Hand Chemistry comes something for your feet to love - unlike traditional heel creams which focus on removing the hard skin with acids and other harsh ingredients, this innovative 19.5% active complex is designed to hydrate the cracked skin topically whilst rebalancing below-surface hydration to avoid the traditional hard skin cycle and focuses on repairing the cracked skin - with a marine complex clinically proven to improve visible skin texture and hydration and counteract extreme dryness - it has a cooling sensation that is pretty awesome too!

Go ahead and use it anyplace else you feel dry, knees, elbows, even hands - it doesn't have the fruity Hand Chemistry scent - but you probably don't want fruity feet anyhow...

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and online at http://handchemistry.com.

- Lisamarie -

March 24, 2015

Quo by Orly Art Scene Collection - with swatches!

Quo by Orly Art Scene Collection - $10 - with four limited edition shades to create fabulous designs and textures:
Graffiti
Contemporary
Abstract
Pop

Available now for a limited time exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

- Lisamarie -

March 23, 2015

Mascara Monday - Avon SuperExtend Winged Out Mascara

Avon SuperExtend Winged Out Mascara - $9.99 - in Black, Blackest Black and Brown Black - for lashes that soar up and out to dramatic new heights.
With a feather-inspired, precision tapered brush with hundreds of fine filigree bristles that capture every lash drawing them up and out.
And an intense lengthening formula with lengthening fibres that wrap and lift each individual lash for a long, fluttery multidimensional look.
Any mascara that doesn't require the use of a lash comb to get long, separated lashes is a winner in my book and this one does the trick - that is doesn't smudge or flake is an added bonus!

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

- Lisamarie -