May 26, 2017

Add some matte style to your do with got2b, Johnny's Chop Shop and Sebastian!

Looking to add some texture to your hair style without adding shine? Look for something labeled "matte" like the below featured paste, clay and putty! Just keep in mind that unlike many styling products that are best used on damp hair, these types of products are most effective on dry hair - just run a dab of the product evenly through dry hair and then use your fingers to tousle and create new messy textures, or use combs and brushes for a more refined sophisticated style.

Schwartzkopf got2b Beach Matte Paste - 99g - $7.99 - makes it easy to create windswept, "just left the beach" styles by adding texture for a tousled surfer look with a matte finish.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Johnny's Chop Shop Asian Wild Cat Hair Clay - 70g - $12.99 - a strong hold, matte finish styling clay that easily delivers a disheveled or structured look with some serious staying power for all hair types. Contains beeswax and sage leaf extract to condition and protect along with stimulating black pepper. 

Available at select London Drugs stores across Canada and online at
Sebastian Professional Matte Putty - 75g - $19.99 - a soft putty styling product made to add texture and moisture while styling for any length hair needing light to medium hold and no shine.

 Available at salons across Canada - check out to find one near you.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Avon Prime for Men

Just in time for Father's Day check out:

Avon Prime - 75ml EDT - $35 - a woody earthy scent that creates a bold, long-lasting masculine  impression with an irresistible blend of aromatic lavender, refreshing spearmint and rich cedarwood. 

Also available in the Prime collection for your layering pleasure:

Hair & Body Wash - 200ml - $10

Aftershave Conditioner - 100ml - $10

I really like the minty note in the fragrance - it adds a crispness to the woodiness - and if they hadn't have said that their was lavender in there, I never would have known it, I can't discern it at all!

Available now from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at

- Lisamarie -

May 25, 2017

AlumierMD now makes the healthier choice an easier choice for sunscreen!

AlumierMD offers a line physical sunscreens with a smooth, sheer formula that leaves no white residue behind - now making it possible to get the great texture found in chemical sunscreen without the use of potentially harmful ingredients!

Moisture Matte Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 - 120ml - $60 - in 3 shades: Ivory Tint, Sand Tint and Amber Tint - has smoothing and mattifying properties, making it perfect for normal to oily skin and antioxidants to protect skin from free radical damage. What makes it really perfect for an easy summer look though is the cutting-edge, colour-encapsulated beads the blend on the skin, creating a sheer tint and healthy glow.

Clear Shield Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 42 - 120ml - $64 - with a lightweight, non-comedognic formula containing vitamin B3 and sodium hyaluronate making it ideal for all skin types including oily, redness and acne-prone skin.

Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 - 120ml - $64 - in Versatile Tint and Untinted - with a silky and sheer formula packed with free-radical quenching antioxidants for all skin types - use the tinted one to create a sheer healthy glow.

Available now at select medical spas, doctor's offices and online at

- Lisamarie -

Easy summer lips with GOSH and Sun Bum!

GOSH Velvet Touch Lip Liner - $10 - in 14 shades: Nougat Crisp, Cardinal Red, Flirty Orange, Antique Rose, Pink Pleasure, Angel Kiss, Simply Red, Chocolate Kiss, Cocoa Plum, Rose, Raspberry Dream, Smoothie, Raisin - with a unique waterproof wax formula that prevents lipstick from bleeding into the small lines around the lips along with vitamin E and jojoba oil to keep it from being too drying.

Great for wearing under lipstick but it's my go-to summer product for a melt-proof lip colour that is long-wearing and fuss-free. Rather then draw it on and have it look very precise, all I do is apply a bit to both lips, and then smudge it around with my finger - for a stained look - and then top it with my favourite lip balm:

Sun Bum Lip Balm SPF 30 - $5.99 - in coconut, key lime, mango, pink guava, pomegranate and my fave, banana - protects lips from the sun with a water resistant formula, along with cocoa butter, aloe and vitamin E to moisturize.

The colour lasts all day, I just reapply the balm on a regular basis to keep lips moisturized and protected from the sun!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 24, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - super affordable palettes from Rimmel, Hard Candy and Annabelle

Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow Contouring Palette - $14.99 - in 3 palette choices with 12 shades each: Keep Calm & Wear Gold - a molton mix of gold and copper hues along with pale taupes to highlight and rich coffee colours to define; London Nudes Calling - an array of warm blush tones from beige through tawny to rust and plum; Grunge Glamour - with neutral greys and browns along with fierce wine, bronze and pewter hues to make creating sultry smokey eye easy - with beautifully blendable, ultra-smooth, non-crease, non-fade shades that can be used in a multitude of ways to create contoured eye looks that range from natural to sultry for every eye shape.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Hard Candy Top Ten Sating Eyeshadow Collection - $6.58 - in 2 collection choices containing 10 shadows with a selection of matte, shimmer, glitter and metallic finishes: Rich & Famous and Lap Of Luxury - with a collection of fashion-forward colours in a chic, fabric mirror compact that includes 2 applicators.

Available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.
Annabelle Skinny Palette - $9.99 - in 6 colour harmonies containing 5 shadows from nude to bold: Taupe Neutrals Basics, New Eve Goldy Browns, Spring Rosy Hues, Summer Purple Shades, Winter Smoky Look, Fall Khaki Harmony - with intense colours and ultra-blendable pigments in a smooth and silky texture that glides on effortlessly.

Available at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Neutrogena All-in-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes Vanity Case!

Neutrogena All-in-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes Vanity Case - 25 wipes - $11.99 -  large, soft, premoistened wipes infused with a mild cleansing lotion and skin-conditioning ingredients  to gently and effectively cleanse and remove all types of make-up without over-drying, leaving skin soft, refreshed and healthy looking all in one step.

These are my go-to wipes which have now been made even better with the addition of a hard shell case that snaps closed to prevent air from drying out the wipes, because let's face it, the sticker closure on the package does not stay sticky enough to keep the wipes wet for the whole life of the pack - and you only have to buy the case once, it's refillable!

I'm also pleased to announce that if you have never tried the wipes because your skin insists on something without fragrance, there is a fragrance free version now available!

Nationwide at food, drug and mass merchandisers

- Lisamarie -

May 23, 2017

Rodial Baking Powder & Baking Brush

Rodial Baking Powder - 4g - $39 -  a rich, multi-use powder that blends effortlessly on the skin to leave a silky smooth matte finish that lasts without caking that is ideal for baking concealer, setting makeup and reducing shine. It has a semi-transparent texture that reflects light, while soft-focus spherical powders give a smooth airbrushed look for a matte finish without a chalky texture.

It's easy to use - just dust over foundation for a flawlessly set look, build as desired to use for baking or lightly brush over areas for a perfected suede matte finish.

For best results use it with the Rodial Baking Brush - $46 - with densely packed bristles which are tailored for applying and dusting away ‘baked’ powder, leaving a seamless even finish.

Available now at Murale stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Manicure musts - Essie Speed Setter Ultra Fast Dry Top Coat!

Essie Speed Setter Ultra Fast Dry Top Coat - $10.99 - an ultra fast drying top coat which dries in under a minute, has an ultra-shiny finish and works with any Essie (or any other) polish.

Being a perpetual nail smudger myself, I love something the helps along drying time but usually find that to get the fast dry, you have to sacrifice the shine - not with this one though, nails dry and still stay super shiny - love!

Available mid-June at salons and other beauty retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -