March 30, 2020

Skin Authority Super-C Serum

With the lack of outside time these days you might think it's a good time to give up on the photo-aging protection you find it your Vitamin C serum - not so fast! I hope you are still getting outside a bit but on top of that it does so much more, it's worth keeping as part of your skincare routine...

Skin Authority Super-C Serum - 30ml - $139 - combines the UV absorbing power of 20% vitamin C with the advanced environmental protection of pycnogenol for visible improvement of fine lines, skin firmness, tone, brightness and discolouration - to leave skin looking fresh and beautiful. 

Available at Murale and select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -

March 25, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Glysomed Fragrance Free Hand Cream!

I don't know if it's the change in the weather or all this hand washing but my hands are dry and peeling like crazy! It's hard to find something that not only is effective, but also doesn't leave my hands a greasy mess which is why I love:

Glysomed Fragrance Free Hand Cream - 200ml - $11.99 -  softens, smoothes and renews with a fragrance free formula that contains a unique blend of glycerine, silicone and chamomile to provide indispensable care for rough and dry hands of all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Don't just stop at your hands though, it's also great for elbows, knees and feet - or wherever skin needs a little extra help! And I'm especially happy that it now comes in this super-duper large size - not great for traveling but perfect for home use!

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 23, 2020

Needful Things - FOREO LUNA Mini 3

FOREO LUNA Mini 3 - $209 - in 5 colours: Sunflower Yellow, Fuchsia, Pearl Pink, Mint and Midnight - a compact, gym-bag-friendly, ultra-hygienic cleansing device specifically designed to care for active skin that offers a 30-second glow-boost mode for fast yet gentle facial cleansing.

The t-sonic pulsations are gentle yet still powerful (8,000 per minute at 12 intensities) and the silicone cleansing tips are not only ultra-hygienic, but also so soft on the skin that it feels more like a spa experience then a serious cleansing session but it still manages to effortlessly remove dirt, oil, and sweat for fresh, glowing skin!
It has a practical compact size (this is pretty much actual size) that easily fits in a gym or travel bag - and even with daily use, only needs to be fully charged a couple of times a year!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca and coming soon to Hudson's Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 18, 2020

Eye Love Wednesday - Shiseido Waso Eye Opening Essence

Shiseido Waso Eye Opening Essence - 20ml - $32 - a cooling gel that visibly counteracts signs of eye fatigue, dark circles and puffiness for brighter under-eyes.

Just a pinch of the moisture-rich jelly droplets instantly defines and enhances the eye area, similar to the way momijioroshi brings out the umami (flavour) of a dish. Eyes look clearly defined and revitalized with essential vitamins.

The texture and cooling sensation are inspired by daikon, a radish ingredient used in Japanese traditional cusine (“washoku”).

You can also customize your tube with the included YAKUMIX (“yakumi” is Japanese for “condiments”) stickers, a fun ode to Japanese ingredients and cultural motifs.

Available at Shiseido counters across Canada but these days you are better off getting it online so check out beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca or sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

March 13, 2020

Looking forward to sunnier times with Mary Kay Love & Lashes Bundle!

Those beach going days are coming, I promise, so get ready for them with the:

Mary Kay Love & Lashes Bundle - $59 - which includes almost everything you need for a day at the beach (minus the margaritas):

Mary Kay Suncare SPF 50 Sunscreen - with a creamy, smooth, ultra-lightweight and breathable formula that glides on evenly and absorbs quickly without feeling oily or greasy- great for  use on  face and body:

Mary Kay Lash Love Waterproof Mascara in I ❤ Black - defines, defends and delivers significant volume without looking overdone thanks to a flexible, sculpted brush that separates and coats even fine, hard-to-reach lashes, so volume looks instantly magnified – with no clumps in sight for lashes that appear fuller, lifted and multiplied, while looking naturally flawless, soft and healthy - with a Panthenol-Pro Complex and vitamin E - to help moisturize, strengthen and condition lashes, defending them against breakage and brittleness;

along with a super-fun, limited edition, microfiber Love & Lashes Round Beach Towel!


Available now while supplies last through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't have one you can find one at - www.marykay.ca or 1-866-455-5454.


- Lisamarie -

March 11, 2020

Eye Love Wednesday - Catrice Cosmetics BAE Eyeshadow Palette Collection

Catrice Cosmetics presents an eyeshadow collection that's all about celebrating you. Whether you’re a boss, a bad ass or even feeling basic AF, they want you to own it with help from the BAE Eyeshadow Palette Collection! With 3 Instagram inspired palettes featuring 12 intensely pigmented and buildable eyeshadows with a rich powder formula that is easy to blend:
Basic BAE Eyeshadow Palette - $16.99 - in classic neutral shades with matte and shimmering finishes that include: #BASIC, #WIFEY, #SQUAD, #GOALS, #NOFILTER, #MUA, #TWINNING, #EXTRAAF, #MOTD, #MCM, #WCW and #TBT.
Badass BAE Eyeshadow Palette - $16.99 - in warm and fiery shades with matte and shimmering finishes that include: #BADASS #CLAPBACK, #SAVAGE, #REBEL, #BREAKRULES, #OWNIT, #LITAF, #IDGAF, #RBF, #GETATME, #YASS and #BYEFELICIA.
Self-Made BAE Eyeshadow Palette - $16.99 - in deep berry and earthy shades with matte and shimmering finishes that include: #SELFMADE, #SLAY, #HBIC, #MONEY, #CEO, #EMPIRE, #HUSTLE, #BOSS, #WERK, #QUEEN, #ROLEMODELand #EQUALPAY.

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

- Lisamarie -

March 9, 2020

Sleep your way to better skin with Indeed Labs!

Indeed Labs introduces In-Circadian Night Mask - inspired by the skin’s natural circadian rhythm it works alongside the skin’s regeneration process while you sleep. Also known as your 24-hour sleep/wake cycle, your circadian rhythm can influence body temperature, cell regeneration, water loss, hormone release, and skin’s natural healing process so it's the perfect time to let it do all the hard work:

Indeed Labs In-Circadian Night Mask - 50ml - $24.99 -  a  thirst-quenching mask ideal for tired or dry skinthat you wear overnight to wake up to a perfect morning glow and boost of hydration.

The formula contains lespedeza capitata plant extracts and the powerful dawnergy peptide to work with the skin’s circadian rhythm to help fight skin damage caused by environmental stressors, improve skin circulation and complexion, decrease morning puffiness, and reduce the appearance of dark circles; along with duraquench iq sa which hydrates for up to 72 hours and polyglutamic acid to help build the skin’s moisture barrier to lock in hydration leaving skin more radiant and even toned.

Can be used two ways depending on how much time you have: for intense hydration, apply onto cleansed skin and massage until absorbed, leave on overnight then rinse in the AM. Or for instant hydration, leave on for 15 minutes then rinse.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at ulta.com and indeedlabs.com.

- Lisamarie -

March 6, 2020

Get excited - Live Clean has launched an eco-conscious dry shampoo!

Knowing that frequent washing can actually damage hair we have all become addicted to our dry shampoo fix. Sadly though, most dry shampoos are not only harmful to  the environment, but also to the people using them. Bad news - they are full of harsh chemicals such as aluminum, talc and silicones - and  when used regularly, they can suffocate the scalp and clog pores!

Don't worry though, you don't have to give up your dry shampoo habit - Live Clean has introduced a new Dry Mist Shampoo - an innovative  air-powered dry shampoo made from plant and naturally derived ingredients and free from harsh chemicals typically found in standard dry shampoos, providing a healthier and eco-conscious alternative for extending the time between washes!

Live Clean Dry Mist Shampoo - 120g - $10.99 - in four scents suitable for all hair types and colours: Fresh & Clean, Salon Volume, Tropical Coconut (smells like summer) and Lightly Scented - with a clear formula that is mess free which means there is no leftover residue or
powder. The vegan formula contains certified organic extracts including witch hazel, nettle and arrowroot - to leave hair manageable and smelling great. And it's air-powered which is an important distinction as most dry shampoos on the market contain harsh gases, utilizing propellants including propane, butane and isobutane - instead, it uses a continuous spray powered by oxygen - which is much better for you and the environment!

It's easy to use, just spray on lifted sections of dry hair, 6 - 10 inches away from roots; massage through roots to refresh and deodorize; then brush through hair and style as usual.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Uniprix, Familiprix stores across Canada and online at well.ca.

- Lisamarie -