October 17, 2017

Skin is perfected with Guerlain Blurring Active Base!

Guerlain Blurring Active Base - 30ml - $52 - a makeup primer with an ultra-thin, non-greasy texture that allows the skin to breathe while prolonging makeup hold - while also doing so much more...

It offers: a blurring effect with a 2-in-1 action that instantly blurs the appearance of pores while refining the texture of the skin over time thanks to the PoreControl technology;

a mattified complexion to makeup application easier and last longer with silica beads that absorb serum throughout the day for a matte, shine-free complexion;

and protects skin with UrbanProtect Complex - which has antioxidant properties similar to those of vitamin E to fight pollution and protect the skin by targeting free radicals.

Available now at Guerlain counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Essie Winter 2017 Collection - with swatches!

Celebrate New Year's in style with the Essie Winter 2017 collection - in 6 new shades with a variety of finishes:

Suit & Tied - sand beige
Ring In The Bling - dazzling ruby red pearl tinged with light navy blue
Be Cherry! - bright crimson red
Social Lights - shimmer slate gray glistening with amber warmth
On Your Mistletoes - dense oxford blue
New Year, New Hue - rich magenta purple

Coming soon to a beauty destination near you!

- Lisamarie -

October 16, 2017

Korres Wild Rose Smoothie Brightening Priming Moisturiser

Korres Wild Rose Smoothie Brightening Priming Moisturiser - 30ml - $56 - a weightless vitamin C moisturiser that offers 24-hour hydration, brightening and priming before makeup. 

Infused with the brightening power of wild rose oil, pure stabilized vitamin C - to even skin tone, repair fine lines and brighten; powerful antioxidant urcuma longa root extract; imperata cylindrica - for 24 hours of lasting hydration; low molecular weight hylaruonic acid - for antiaging, plumping and smoothing; and salicylic acid rich white willow bark extract.

A great multi-tasker if you're looking to save some time in the morning - I wasn't convinced it would work as well as a stand-alone makeup primer would but it really does!

 Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores and online at beautyBOUTIQUE.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Zorah Mascara Volume & Care

Zorah Mascara Volume & Care - $27 - offers high definition and a false lash effect with an easy to apply, fast drying formula.
With an hourglass shaped brush that has supple and fine bristles at the tip that surround and separate even the tiniest lash, while firm and thick bristles at the base of the brush shape lashes
and intense black colour from pure mineral pigments it has a unique formula, enriched with organic argan oil that surrounds and treats each lash to give it breathtaking volume and perfect definition.
It adds lots of nice volume and definition without being the least bit clumpy but I must admit, what I love most about it is it smells like strawberry jello - no, seriously!

Available at select natural food stores across Canada and online at zorahbiocosmetiques.com.

- Lisamarie -

October 14, 2017

Avon Beauty Boost Face Masks

Avon Beauty Boost Face Masks - 6 x 8g - $30 - a 7 piece boxed set that includes 6 targeted masks along with a bonus 15ml Super Booster Serum that maximizes each mask's benefits.

Masks include:

Brightening Mask Clay - glow with green tea and vitamin C
Detox Mask Clay - purify with charcoal and green clay
Soothing Mask Cream - gently calm with aloe vera
Moisturizing Mask Cream - hydrate with hyaluronic acid
Firming Mask Gel - tone with green coffee and honey
Energizing Mask Cream - revitalize with ginger and caffeine

Apply the serum first and then use your choice of mask alone or mix and match to target specific areas of the face with different masks.

My favourite is the energizing mask - the perfect way to perk up the skin after a night of tossing and turning!

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

- Lisamarie -

October 13, 2017

Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Daily Conditioners

Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Daily Conditioners - 180ml - $5.99 - in 6 powerful conditioning formulas to meet specific hair needs in just 3 minutes:

Daily Moisture Renewal - miracle conditioning for extra dry hair to turn it healthy and hydrated.

Curl Perfection - miracle conditioning for curly hair providing damage protection and long-lasting curl definition with frizz control.

Sheer Volume - miracle conditioning for fine or flat hair with a lightweight formula that nourishes and leaves all-over fullness.

Smooth & Sleek - miracle conditioning for frizzy hair with 2.5X more silicone for an extra boost of conditioning to stay smooth up to 24 hours.

Radiant Color Shine - miracle conditioning for colour-treated hair to help restore brilliance.

Repair & Protect - miracle conditioning for damaged or weak hair to transform it into strong and healthy hair.

Containing Pantene-patented technology that moisturizes for specific hair needs and can be used daily - just apply at the tips and work towards the roots - if you have fine hair like me, avoid the root area entirely, product at the roots just weighs fine hair down!

Available now at drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - My Burberry Blush

My Burberry Blush - 50ml EDP - $98, 90ml EDP - $130 - a sparkling and intensely feminine fragrance with top notes of glazed pomegranate and vibrant lemon; heart notes of delicate rose petal and crisp apple; and base notes of jasmine and wisteria accord.

The bottle is a pinker, prettier version of the original with a lighter coloured horn-look cap that is feminine and sophisticated. The scent itself is also "pinker", with some lovely fruity notes that keep it from being too floral and add sparkle!

Available now at Hudson's Bay, Sephora, Nordstrom, Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Uniprix, Familiprix, Brunet and Murale stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

October 12, 2017

The Body Shop Vanilla Pumpkin Collection

Spice things up for the holidays with the newest scent from The Body Shop - Vanilla Pumpkin - inspired by fresh baked goodies with notes of pumpkin, vanilla from Madagascar, hints of tonka bean, hazelnut and maple syrup.

Available in the limited edition collection:

Shower Gel - 250ml - $10 - with a scrumptious, soap-free formula.

Softening Body Butter - 200ml - $21 - leaves skin feeling soft, nourished and deliciously fragranced for up to 24 hours.

Shimmer Mist - 100ml - $18 - indulgent scent infused with shimmering sparkles.

Hand Cream - 30ml - $10 - lightweight and deliciously scented.

And if you're sick to death of pumpkin spice everything, don't worry, this isn't that - it's much warmer and sweeter and not the least bit cliche!

Available now at The Body Shop locations across Canada and online at thebodyshop.ca.

- Lisamarie -