September 24, 2021

Fragrant Friday - Paco Rabanne Phantom

Introducing a feel-good perfume that boosts your sexiness, confidence, and energy: 
 
Paco Rabanne Phantom 150ml EDT - $148, 100ml EDT - $125, 80ml EDT - $92, 200ml EDT Refill - $154, 150ml Shower Gel - $42, 75ml Deodorant Stick - $32 - a futuristic aromatic fragrance born from the clash between luxury craftsmanship and new-tech with top notes of zesty lemon peel oil from Italy, "vintage" molecule styrallyl acetate and lavander oil; heart notes of lavandin heart, patchouli heart, smokey earthy accord and apple; and base notes of vetiver heart, lavandin absolute and vanilla absolute.

And while this might technically be for men, I would (and do) totally wear this - it has a smoothness to it that doesn't feel masculine or feminine - it just is... not to mention the adorable robot bottle and a commercial that is like the best acid trip you have ever been on!
 
 
Available now at Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart and Jean Coutu stores across Canada. 

- Lisamarie -

September 15, 2021

This week I'm obsessed with... Teaology Infusion Serums!

Whether it is anti-anging, hydrating or brightening you are after - Teaology has a serum for that in their collection of Infusion Serums:
 
Peptide Infusion Anti-Aging Serum - 15ml - $33 - a rich and velvety serum that contains the optimal peptides concentration to improve the elasticity of the skin and stimulate the synthesis of collagen. Used every day the results are visible: the wrinkles are relaxed and the face regains a more toned and bright appearance. 
 
Hyaluronic Infusion Hydrating Serum - 15ml - $33 - a rich and silky serum that contains the optimal concentration of hyaluronic acid at low, medium and high molecular weight to instantly moisturize all layers of the epidermis. Used regularly, it leaves the face compact and rejuvenated, while wrinkles are progressively smoothed.
 
Vitamin C Infusion Brightening Serum - 15ml - $33 - a mild and impalpable serum that contains the optimal dosage of vitamin C in one of its most stable forms. Vitamin C is the molecule of youth because it protects the skin from oxidative damage, from photo-aging and stimulates the synthesis of collagen. From the first applications the result is visible: the skin is compact, smooth and the face shines with light.
 
And of course there is no reason that you can't alternate 2 different formulas or even all 3 to suit the ever-changing needs of your skin on alternating days or even at the same time on different parts of your skin!
 
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Hudson's Bay stores across Canada and online at teaologyskincare.ca.
 
Wish you could try them all at a lower price? You can! Right now if you buy them online at the Teaology website they are offering a Serum Infusion trio with all 3 serums for $75!
 
- Lisamarie -

September 10, 2021

Fragrant Friday - Avon Rare Intense Fragrances

Add some indulgent scent to your fall with three Rare Intense fragrances from Avon:
 
Rare Platinum Intense - 50ml EDP - $45, Luxury Body Wash - 200ml - $30, Luxury Body Creme - 150ml - $33 - an unforgettably confident fragrance with notes of iris, warm ambrette and smooth vetiver that immerses you in dreamy luxury.

Rare Pearls Intense - 50ml EDP - $45 - a warm and dreamy fragrance with a potent, luminous blend of shimmering magnolia, white pepper and creamy rosewood.

Rare Gold Intense - 50ml EDP - $45 - a warm and indulgent fragrance that envelops you in the warmth of pure gold with opulent notes of mandarin zest, ylang-ylang and golden amber.

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

- Lisamarie -

September 8, 2021

Shoppers Drug Mart glowing skin must haves from Dr Roebuck's, Versed and No7!

Dr Roebuck's No Worries Hydrating Face Moisturizer - 50ml - $60 - a silicone-free, non-comedogenic daily moisturizer formulated with: hyaluronic acid - an anti-aging active that smooths and plumps skin, helping to retain moisture and aid in decreasing the appearance of fine lines; macadamia oil - an essential fatty acid that works to heal, nourish and hydrate the skin; and rosehip oil - a vitamin and antioxidant rich skin protectant. 
 
Part of The Thoughtful Choices at Shoppers Drug Mart lineup, curated to help make it easier for you to shop consciously for products that are cruelty-free as well as paraben, phthalate, SLS/SLES, formaldehyde, BPA and aluminum salts-free; and mindful of our planet.
Versed Weekend Glow Brightening Solution
- 120ml - $24.99 - a powerful brightening toner for dark spots and post-acne marks. With an exfoliating formula that includes a four-acid complex of lactic, glycolic, azelaic, and kojic acid; along with bearberry extract and vitamin C to deliver a glowier complexion without any of the tingle. Also part of the The Thoughtful Choices at Shoppers Drug Mart lineup.
No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Night Cream
- 50ml - $29 - a multi-tasking night cream that targets the three key signs of aging: reducing wrinkles; firming skin; and evening skin tone - while sleeping, nourishing and restoring skin's moisture overnight. In just 2 weeks, wrinkles are reduced, skin appears lifted and firmed, while the unique lightening complex helps to fade stubborn pigmentation and dark spots for a more even skin tone. After 3 weeks, you will awaken to rested, more radiant and healthy-looking skin.  
 
All available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -

September 3, 2021

Fragrant Friday - Caroline Herrera Very Good Girl

Caroline Herrera Very Good Girl - 50ml EDP Natural Spray - $168, 50ml EDP Natural Spray - $130, 10ml EDP RollerBall - $42 (sephora.ca exclusive) - a seductive fruity floral fragrance inspired by the duality of a modern woman: with top notes of playfully mischievous red currant and exotic lychee; a seductive heart of rose; and base notes of vetiver and warm vanilla to provide a surprising and modern finish.
 
Of course it wouldn't be Good Girl without the glamorously sexy stiletto-shaped bottle - this one featuring red-lacquered interior and impossibly high gold heel. The scent is just as sexy - a little sweet, a little fruity, a little rosy and a lot awesome - it will make you feel like a total vixen  - or as Carolina would say - "It's so good to be bad"!
 
Available at Hudson's Day, Shoppers Drug Mart, Nordstrom, Sephora and Jean Coutu stores across Canada and online at sephora.ca.
 
- Lisamarie -

September 1, 2021

Enjoy the sun and a great read this long weekend with Blue Lizard, Physiogel and Behind The Read Door by Louise Claire Johnson!

The last long weekend of the summer is the best time to soak up the last of the summer sun and relax with a good book (and a cocktail)!

Enjoy the sunshine but don't forget to protect yourself from it with:
 
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen SPF50 - 89ml - $14.99 - offers head-to-toe sun protection with a zinc oxide based mineral formula that provides broad spectrum protection from 97% of the sun’s burning rays. Great for sensitive skin as it contains no skin-irritating chemical sunscreen ingredients, no parabens and no fragrances and is made without oxybenzone or octinoxate to help protect fragile reef ecosystems and is water resistant up to 80 minutes. The bottle also acts as a great reminder to reapply - the cap turns blue in harmful UV light! It also comes in a Baby formula that I love - it's even gentler!

Available online at well.ca and amazon.ca.
When your sun worship is over be sure to moisturize - your skin will thank you - and using a regular moisturizer for sensitive skin is way more effective then the typical after-sun lotions - I particularly like:
 
Physiogel Calming Relief A.I. Lotion - 200ml - $59 - offers triple, long-lasting relief from dryness, itchiness and irritation for all sensitive skin (even babies) with an advanced hypoallergenic formula containing skin-soothing essential lipids and B that is free from fragrances, preservatives and colourants - to soothe and protect dry, irritated skin.

Can be used on face or body and also comes in a cream formula if you prefer a thicker texture - Physiogel Calming A.I. Cream - 100ml - $59.
 
Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca

 
The perfect book to go along with a weekend of horizontal activity:
 
Behind The Red Door - How Elizabeth Arden's Legacy Inspired My Comping-of-Age Story in the Beauty Industry - Louse Claire Johnson - $38 - there aren't a lot of books that I sit down to read and can't put down until it's done, but this is one of them! A unique blend of biography and memoir, it's about two women a hundred years apart, and follows both women as they turn themselves into the success stories they once dreamed of becoming. Historical and modern all at the same time with lots of behind the scenes looks at the beauty industry - this was right up my alley. It's a great weekend read and see if it doesn't leave you satisfied and inspired!
 
Available at bookstores across Canada and online at indigo.chapters.ca.
 
- Lisamarie -

August 25, 2021

This week I'm obsessed with... Fruits & Passion Alo Bonus Size Shower Gel!

There's even more to love now from Fruits & Passion with their Alo Shower Gels available now in a giant bonus size!
 
Fruits & Passion Alo Shower Gel - 950ml - $19.99 - in 3 delicious scents: 
 
Orange Cantaloupe 
Grapefruit Guava
Ocean Flower

With a biodegradable formula enriched with vitamins E & B5 to antioxidize and hydrate, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and delightfully scented.
 
They smell great, lather like a dream and best of all, come in a pump bottle - truly a necessity with a bottle this big!

Available at Fruits & Passion stores across Canada and online at fruits-passion.com and avon.ca.

- Lisamarie -

August 20, 2021

Follow your Bliss to amazing skin!

Bliss holds a special place in my heart - a zillion years ago when Sephora first opened their first Canadian store in Toronto my very first purchase was a pair of Bliss Glamour Gloves (I still have them!) and I continued to buy and love their products ever since - well almost ever since... some years ago the products became harder to come by here - but no longer - Bliss has arrived in Canada and you can now find it at Shoppers Drug Mart!
 
Now that I can Bliss to my heart's content I've been on a mission to try everything out and see what I like best and have come up a top 3 fave list:
 
Bliss Clear Genius Clarifying Toner + Serum - 130ml - $19.99 - a game-changing treatment, clinically proven to deliver clear, calm skin in 14 days by combining the benefits of a toner with all the joys of a serum to purify pores, tone skin and deliver concentrated ingredients for ultimate clarity without over-drying or irritating skin. Powered a proprietary CLARITY 5 COMPLEX containing BHA (salicylic acid), witch hazel water, niacinamide, zinc PCA & cica. Masking has been giving me some issues that I thought were behind me in my non-teenage years - and this has sorted things right out and so quickly too without giving me the dry patches that I usually suffer from when I use stronger ingredients - yea!
 
Bliss Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting Serum - 30ml - $32.99 - this collagen-protecting and brightening serum boosts brightness and elasticity in one use with a high concentration of the most effective, non-irritating form of clinical-grade vitamin C plus tri-peptide to brighten, diminish the look of dark spots and visibly firm skin. I am super-obsessed with vitamin C these days and love that this one comes in serum form that absorbs quickly making it easy to layer and with none of weird smells that some vitamin C products have!
 
Bliss Incredi-peel 10% Glycolic Acid Spa-Strength Resurfacing Peel - 15 facial treatments - $29.99 -with a spa-strength formula that gradually releases the 10% glycolic acid formula overnight to target fine lines, discoloration and imperfections for smoother, brighter skin by morning. Also great for travel (if we can ever do that again) thanks to the convenient, single-step, no-rinse peel pads that are individually packaged.
 
Bliss also goes above and beyond to ensure its products are clean and safe. The brand uses only ethically-sourced, high-quality ingredients and has thoughtfully formulated its products to be 90% vegan and 100% clean, cruelty-free and blissfully free from the bad stuff including parabens, phthalates, SLS and SLES. I also appreciate how accessible the line is to everyone - nothing will set you back more then $32.99!
 
Go to your favourite Shoppers Drug Mart store across Canada or online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca to try my favourites or discover your own!
 
- Lisamarie -