October 23, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Annabelle Classifeyed Collection

Annabelle Edge Brow Wax Liner - $9.95 - in 4 shades: Light Blonde, Blonde, Brunette, Medium Brunette - a square-angled brow liner that defines and fills brows in 1 stroke with a powdery wax gel formula glides easily for a clean and full coverage line.

It's easy to use: hold the tip vertically, and define the brow base.

Then, glide on brow to fill and sculpt its shape.

Finally, use the point to define the tail of brow.

Tada, perfectly groomed brows in minutes!

Annabelle Classifeyed Eye & Face Palette - $12.95 - includes 6 eyeshadows to create a warm or mysterious look by mixing and matching matte, satin and duotone finishes; along with an illuminating bronzing powder to achieve a tanned and luminous complexion all year long; a hololighter to light up the face with a holographic finish; and 2 applicators all packed inside a handy, portable palette.

Annabelle Classifeyed Double Agent Mascara - $9.95 - lengthens, volumizes and defines lashes without creating clumps with a 2 step process.

Step 1 is a lengthening primer enriched with Provitamin B5 that hydrates and revitalizes lashes from root to tip with ease thanks to its tiny brush. Apply the primer at the base of  lashes and gently sweep upwards. Add a second coat and wait for 10 seconds to dry.

Follow with Step 2 - a carnauba-enriched mascara for a structuring effect on lashes. Apply the mascara by holding the brush horizontally across the lashes in zig-zag motions, nestling the brush first in the lash line.

Available at drugstores across Canada and online at annabelle.com.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Quo Waterless Brush Cleanser!

I admit it, I'm not as good about thoroughly cleaning my brushes with cleanser and water as often as I should - so I was happy to discover:

Quo Waterless Brush Cleanser - 59ml - $16 - quickly removes all types of cosmetics and dries within seconds - no rinsing required. Especially great if you are using the same brush but switching between colours - it keeps them from looking muddy!

And of course wouldn't it be great to have some adorable new brushes to clean...?

Quo Complexion Perfection Brush Set - $50 - a must-have set of four unique face brushes to help create a flawless complexion. Featuring nude coloured, tapered handles paired with slanted rose gold ferrules that make them ultra chic and beautiful. With 100% synthetic, cruelty free, easy-to-clean bristles.

Set includes: Pointed Foundation Brush - to evenly apply foundation over entire face, neck and into the hairline; Round Concealer Brush - to apply concealer to imperfections and/or areas requiring more coverage and to blend seamlessly into skin; Powder Brush - for setting foundation and concealer; and Flat Buffer Brush - to gently buff and blend make-up together - working from the center of your face outward and upward use small circular motions - the smaller the circular motions, the more of an airbrushed look you will achieve.

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

- Lisamarie -

October 22, 2019

Smashbox Studio Fix Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation

Smashbox Studio Fix Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation - 30ml - $48 - in 40 shades: 0.1 Very Fair Neutral, 0.2 Very Fair Warm Peach, 0.3 Fair Neutral, 0.5 Fair Cool, 1 Fair Cool Peach, 1.05 Fair Warm Olive, 1.1 Fair Light Neutral, 1.15 Fair Light Warm Peach, 1.2 Fair Light Warm, 2 Light Warm, 2.1 Light Warm Peach, 2.12 Light Neutral, 2.15 Light Cool, 2.16 Light Warm Golden, 2.18 Light Medium Neutral, 2.2 Light Medium Warm Peach, 2.22 Light Medium Neutral Olive, 2.25 Light Medium Cool Peach, 2.3 Light Medium Warm, 2.35 Light Medium Warm Golden, 2.4 Light Medium Warm Peach, 3 Medium Cool, 3.02 Medium Neutral Olive, 3.05 Medium Warm Golden, 3.1 Medium Cool Peach, 3.15 Medium Neutral, 3.18 Medium Dark Neutral Olive, 3.2 Medium Dark Neutral, 3.35 Medium Dark Warm, 3.36 Medium Dark Warm, 4 Medium Dark Warm Peach, 4.05 Dark Warm Peach, 4.15 Dark Cool, 4.2 Dark Neutral, 4.25 Dark Warm, 4.3 Deep Neutral, 4.35 Deep Cool, 4.4 Deep Cool Red, 4.5 Very Deep Warm, 4.6 Very Deep Cool, 4.7 Very Deep Neutral.

It features a weightless, full-coverage, matte finish formula containing kaolin clay with bamboo powder - to control oil and shine; hyaluronic acid - to moisturize and nurture; and vitamin E - to protect skin against environmental aggressors - that lasts 24-hours and is waterproof, sweat resistant  but won’t look cakey or cause blemishes.

A little goes a long way with this foundation and it sets quickly, making it easy to build as needed. The result is incredible coverage that feels remarkably lightweight. It's also really easy to make the formula as sheer as you want, just add a little primer or moisturizer to the foundation for sheer perfection!

Available at Smashbox counters across Canada including Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora.

- Lisamarie -

October 21, 2019

Beauty that does good from The Better Skin Co., Aveda and Baby Foot!

The Better Skin Co. Better Skin Super Shield Anti-Pollution Serum - 30ml - $51 - a natural pollution defense system scented with a hind of aloe and rose and powered by white horehound designed to fight visible and invisible pollution damage while creating more youthful looking, radiant skin as well, the formula is naturally fortified with turmeric, eggplant, aloe, henna and pearl powder to protect, hydrate and renew skin for a healthier glow.

And feel good knowing The Better Skin Co. will be donating 100% of their October proceeds of the Super Shield Serum to iGoPink - a national non-profit focusing on educating, empowering and encouraging all men and women to become proactive in preventing breast cancer and, if diagnosed, surviving breast cancer. Through their free program services, iGoPink is able to educate, teach and provide the latest accurate information about integrated cancer care, cancer prevention, recovery, treatment, early detection and survival.

Available at Murale stores and select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques across Canada as well as online at thebetterskinco.com and beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.
Aveda Limited Edition BCA Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme with cherry almond aroma - 150ml - $35 - intensely moisturizes dry hands leaving them noticeably softer and smoother with andiroba oil and other plant hydrators that help infuse skin with nourishment for moisturized, soft hands.

And feel good knowing that with each BCA Hand Relief purchased from Oct 2019 to Sept 2020, $5 will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to help find a cure through cruelty-free  research. In alignment with the mission at Aveda, donations are used to explore environmental causes and links to breast cancer.

Available at Aveda stores across Canada and aveda.ca.
Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel - 70ml - $25 -  removes unwanted dead skin from feet making it easy to say goodbye to rough, dry, cracked soles. Just slip the booties on for one hour while skin absorbs its unique formula including fruit acids and 16 natural extracts designed to exfoliate. Feet will start to peel within 3 to 7 days after treatment (the process of which is both disgusting and awesome), leaving feet super smooth.

And feel good knowing that Baby Foot is donating 20% of their October proceeds from their Pink Ribbon Box to the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer.

Available at www.BabyFoot.com.

- Lisamarie -

October 18, 2019

Bring hair back into balance with OGX Purifying + Charcoal Detox Collection!

Product buildup got your hair looking dull and lifeless? Bust through build up and rescue dull, congested tresses for a deep clean  with OGX Purifying + Charcoal Detox!

OGX Purifying + Charcoal Detox Shampoo - 385ml - $10.99 - a purifying shampoo with a clarifying blend of activated coconut charcoal and kaolin clay to leave even the hair of a die-hard daily dry shampoo user shiny, without being squeaky or stripped, letting clean strands shine through.

Follow up with a generous application of:

OGX Purifying + Charcoal Detox Conditioner - 385ml - $10.99 - to nourish hair for a refreshed balanced glow.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

October 17, 2019

Lip protection made easy with Blistex, Shiseido and Life Brand!

Blistex Superfruit Soother Lip Balm SPF 15 - $3.99 - chock full of antioxidants and fatty acids to ensure lips stay healthy and moisturized, especially when the weather starts to turn with a blend of cloudberry and acai berries, providing lips with a nourishing combination of vitamins C and E, helping to protect and revive damaged lips along with SPF 15 to protect lips from harsh UV rays and a hint of mint to soothe.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Shiseido UV Lip Color Splash Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - $30 - in 4 shades: Miami Pink, Nairobi Orange, Tahiti Blue, Uluru Red - soothes chapped or rough lips and protects against dryness with a moisturizing wash of fresh, transparent colour, clear defense technology for a high level of UV protection, safflower oil to moisturize, comfortable, makeup-like texture with no uncomfortable fragrance or taste. With its high transparency, the product shows clear color and shine and when under light, the glow becomes brighter, and creates fresher looking lips that are perfect for the outdoors.

Available at Shiseido counters across Canada.
Life Brand Moisturizing Hydrogel Lip Mask - 2 masks - $4.99 - helps rehydrate dry lips with a formula infused with a blend of vitamin E, collagen and berry extracts to help leave lips softened and refreshed.

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

- Lisamarie -

October 16, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - StriVectin Hyperlift Eye Instant Eye Fix

StriVectin Hyperlift Eye Instant Eye Fix - 10ml - $56 - a breakthrough temporary tightening treatment that immediately reduces the look of bags in just 5 minutes along with  puffiness, crepey texture and wrinkles in the undereye area with a leave-on formula that blends into skin with no white residue, creating an invisible support system that lasts for hours. 

Formulated with patented NIA-114 along with:

mineral tightening complex: french pink clay, clear quartz crystal and magnesium aluminum silicate form an invisible support system to reduce the look of bags, lines and crepiness;

age-defying stem cell extracts: Aacai fruit extract, Chinese basil fruit extract and white oak bark extract deliver antioxidant protection and help minimize the visible signs of aging around eyes over time; and

neuropeptide blend: five powerful peptides help minimize the look of fine lines around eyes over time.

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... C'est Moi Sleepover Facial Mask Set!

C'est Moi Sleepover Facial Mask Set - 3 x 30ml - $19 - includes three awesome masks that multi-task with only the best natural and organic ingredients to purify, refresh and soothe skin:

Purifying Charcoal Clay Facial Mask - formulated with activated charcoal, salicylic acid, apple, olive and ginger extracts, this mask helps to gently exfoliate to minimize the appearance of pores, leaving skin smooth and refined without stripping the skin. Perfect for all skin types and those concerned with congestion and oily skin.

Refreshing Papaya & Strawberry Seed Scrub Facial Mask - designed to hydrate and balance while gently scrubbing away impurities, this unique blend of papaya, sugar and strawberry seeds provides a refreshing treat to the skin.

Soothing Cucumber & Aloe Gel Facial Mask - The unique combination of organic aloe, cucumber, and calendula help to soothe and hydrate the skin. Perfect for all skin types and for those in need of a calming moisture boost.

They're also great for everything they don't contain including: synthetic fragrance, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, mineral oil, silicones, propylene glycol or dyes

Best of all, during the month of October, C’est Moi is donating 50% of the October proceeds from their Sleepover Facial Mask Set to the Young Survival Coalition - a nonprofit dedicated exclusively to young adults diagnosed with breast cancer age 40 and under and their co-survivor support networks - as well as educating and influencing the medical, research and legislative communities to address breast cancer in young adults.

Available online at www.cestmoi.com.

- Lisamarie -