August 10, 2020

Needful Things - Physicians Formula Organic Wear Dewy Blush!

Tired of the humid weather turning your powder blush into a runny, cakey mess? An easy fix - just go liquid:

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Dewy Blush - $18.99 - in 3 shades: Pink Berry, Apricot Glow and Gorgeous Peach - a lightweight and easy-to-blend liquid blush that glides on effortlessly, enhancing cheeks with natural-looking colour and leaving a long-lasting glow. The formula is enriched with organic anti-aging superfruits: cranberry & blueberry and infused with a nourishing blend of organic aloe vera, organic jojoba oil and botanical cactus flower to revive cheeks for a visible smoother, plumper, fresh dewy look.

While you are picking up your new blush be sure to also check out a couple of other Physicians Formula Organic Wear products: the Dewy Highlighter - $16.49 - in 2 shades: Dew Frost and Honey Dew - a multi-use, cream-to-powder highlighter, infused with nourishing blend of organic jojoba oil, natural Indian senna seed, organic aloe vera, and botanical cactus flower to help achieve a naturally brightened look instantly; and the Tinted Lip Treatment - $12.99 - in 5 shades: Berry Me, Ginger Snap, Love Bite, Tawny Nude and Tickled Pink - with an ultra-nourishing, ultra-creamy formula containing skin-pampering organic shea butter and an organic oil blend that hydrates and conditions for a smooth, supple pout with a hint of color.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

August 3, 2020

Self-care made easy with Philips Satinelle Prestige Wet & Dry Epilator!

You've heard I'm sure that waxing places are open again but I'm still pretty leery of any outside of the house grooming so if you have also been looking for an at-home replacement for waxing, give an epilator a try. It's a cost effective, fast, and convenient way to keep skin hair-free and smoother for longer - and works in a similar way to waxing, as it removes the hair from the root for smooth skin up to 4 weeks!

Philips Satinelle Prestige Wet & Dry Epilator - $129.99 - an effective at-home all-in-one grooming solution for the entire body that provides fast epilation  thanks to unique ceramic discs that rotate at a super fast speed and firmly grip even fine and short hairs to easily remove them.

The question of course is, does it hurt as much as waxing - and of course that depends. I find waxing excruciating while epilating is just mildly uncomfortable - but I've also heard people say the opposite...  I do know that the more you do either one, the less it hurts over time so suck it up and give it a try!
The wide head is slightly curved which makes it easy to steer over knees or other lumpy areas and has a light which ensures you don’t miss fine hairs. It also comes with a bunch of attachments:

a wide epilation head for optimal hair removal in one stroke as well as an attachments for face, underarms and bikini area as well as one for an extra gentle epilation; an exfoliation attachment to remove dead skin, a massage attachment to relax skin; and a shaving head and trimming comb for a close shave.

Available at mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

July 29, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Masque Bar Naturals Banana Sheet Mask!

Masque Bar Naturals Banana Sheet Mask - 20ml - $4.99 - with a 99% natural formula containing fruit extracts and infused with banana to deeply hydrate and illuminate skin.

I love everything banana so they had me at that but after 20 minutes of wearing the mask and seeing how glowy my skin was I had another good reason to love it!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -

July 27, 2020

Social distancing can only go so far so up your no-odour game with No Pong and Perspirex!

No Pong All Natural Anti Odourant - 35g - $9.95 - an extremely effective, all-natural deodorant made in Canada that keeps you fresh for up to 12 hours. Containing baking soda, coconut oil, corn starch, beeswax and a bunch of wonderful certified organic essential oils that makes it smell wonderful including: lemongrass, orange sweet, vanilla oleoresin, cedarwood and geranium.

I've never used a cream deodorant before so that part took some getting used to - just think of it as a moisturizer for your armpits and it just takes the tiniest amount to work.

Keep in mind that it's a deodorant not an antiperspirant so it's not going to keep you from sweating - although it is my understanding that after using it consistently you will eventually start sweating less. 

Available at nopong.ca.
Perspirex Comfort Extra Effective Antiperspirant - 25ml - $17.99 -with a fragrance-free formula that contains ingredients to hydrate the skin for extra skin comfort while also being clinically proven to provide extra effective protection against sweat for 2-3 days.

It's easy to use, just apply at night every few days to completely dry, unbroken skin and let it fully dry - no need to reapply in the morning.

Available at Familiprix, Jean Coutu, London Drugs and select Guardian, IDA and Value Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at farleyco.ca.

- Lisamarie -

July 22, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Physicians Formula Butter Collection x Weylie Hoang Palette!

Physicians Formula Butter Collection x Weylie Hoang Palette - $24.99 - a limited edition, all-in-one face palette filled with Weylie-curated shades of Butter Bronzer, Butter Blush and Butter Highlighter for the perfect sunset-inspired glowing look. 

The palette includes:
Two Butter Bronzers in Deep Bronzer and Sunset Bronzer;
Two exclusive Butter Blushes in Apricot and Wildflower; and
Two exclusive Butter Highlighters in Whimsical and Golden Hour.

I'm in love with Whimsical - a soft pink with just a touch of gold, it adds a perfect healthy glow to my skin!

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca or if you are in the US you will only find it at Target stores or online at physiciansformula.com.

- Lisamarie -

July 20, 2020

Needful Things - Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam Light/Medium

You probably aren't going to get to Australia (or anyplace else) this year so bring the beach to you with:

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam Light/Medium - 200ml - $33.99 - a lightweight self-tanning foam from Australia enriched with aloe vera and infused with a coconut scent for a golden glow finish that makes skin look sun-kissed, never orange.

The light/medium shade is perfect for my fair complexion, first time tanners and anyone not looking for dramatic colour - but if drama is what you want, it also comes in Dark and Ultra Dark formulas for a more tropical look!

I personally find the foam much easier to apply then a lotion and it dries quicker but whichever kind you use, do yourself a favour and use the application mitt - it only costs $8.99 and makes it much easier to apply - as an added bonus it saves me from the patchy coloured hands I always end up with because I don't wash it off properly!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -

July 15, 2020

Gone but not forgotten... products I have loved and lost and what I am ready to love (again)!

As a beauty blogger I'm sure you can imagine that I have a LOT of products and am always testing out something new - so it's actually rare for me to use something up, never mind four somethings - these are strange days indeed!

Benefit Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation - such a perfect light formula that perfects skin with a no-makeup look;
Revlon PhotoReady Candid Anti-Pollution Setting Powder - the built in sifter makes it mess free, so easy to use and travel with;
Dior Serum de Rouge in 855 Carmine Crystal - the perfect red and the stick format made it so easy to apply anywhere - sadly discontinued;
Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil - the format and colour were perfect so of course arrrrrrrrrg - discontinued!

And when I do use something up I see if I have anything new to try or rummage through the vaults where I keep anything that I tested already and liked enough to keep - and this is what will be replacing the empties:
Stila Hide & Chic Fluid Foundation - 30ml - $51 - a liquid foundation that offers discreet, covert, medium coverage with a featherweight feel and natural finish in 30 shades - I tested it out in September last year and loved it enough that it went in my "definitely" stash for when I needed a foundation replacement.

Nude by Nature Translucent Loose Finishing Powder - $30 - sets evenly over the skin, naturally extending make-up wear with a unique feather-light formula that helps control oil and shine, while disguising fine lines and wrinkles with its light-reflecting micro particles. The powder is composed of active natural ingredients including the native Australian kakadu plum, known for its abundant vitamin C content; and kaolin clay for a radiant flawless complexion. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Mini - $20 - a two-in-one cream blush and lip color formulated with hydrating ingredients including mango butter, avocado oil and apricot oil for a buildable, blendable tint. I debated getting Flip which is a true red but ended up picking Werk which is a dusty rose figuring that would be a more natural look on fair skin when I use it as a blush - I also really appreciate that it comes in a full and mini size - if I don't end up loving it and it languishes in the "meh" pile I won't have wasted as much money! Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

Know the feeling you get when you reach into the pocket of a jacket you haven't worn for a while and find a $20 bill? I got that same feeling when digging through my concealer drawer (yes I have a concealer drawer, what of it?) looking for a replacement for my Urban Decay and what did I find...
Holy crap - I was hoarding another 24/7 Concealer! And now I remember that when I bought the first one and loved it I picked up another one assuming that by the time I used up the first one it would be discontinued - I adore it when I'm right! Of course by the time I use this one up Urban Decay will have read this post, seen the error of their ways, and started making it again (hint, hint UD!)

Would love to hear stories of what you have used up lately and what you replaced it with or any must have products in your stash - tell us all about it in the comments or share directly with me at info(at)beautycrazed(dot)ca.

- Lisamarie -

July 13, 2020

Perfect summer moisture from Honest Beauty, Ok K! and Life Brand!

Honest Beauty Hydrogel Cream - 50ml - $29.99 - a lightweight, creamy moisturizer infused with two types of hyaluronic acid that help attract and bind moisture into the skin along with an advanced moisture-release formula that is cooling upon application for instantly dewy skin. With each use, skin feels firmer, smoother and softer with a more radiant-than-ever look.
Oh K! Chok Chok Hydrating Serum Mist - 60ml - $13.99 - hydrates and plumps skin for the ultimate no makeup glow with a pink shimmer formulation chock full of hyaluronic acid and ceramides to help support the skin's natural moisture barrier. The mist application helps to evenly distribute the serum formula to the skin with a cooling and soothing effect. Use as part of a daily routine before layering on moisturizer, a quick fix of hydration and a refreshing boost while on the go or to set makeup.
Life Brand Replenishing Hydrogel Facial Sheet Mask - $4.99 - infused with seaweed and ceramide to leave skin feeling hydrated and replenished in just 20 minutes. I like that it's a 2-piece mask - with pieces for the bottom and top halves of the face - making it much easier for a spaz like me to get it onto the right position!

All are available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -