July 19, 2019

Skip the shampoo but keep the style with the TRESemme Between Washes collection!

Skip a shampoo without worrying thanks to the Between Washes styling collection from TRESemmé which was designed specifically to refresh and restyle hair on the days you don’t (or can't be bothered to) wash your hair, because clean hair isn’t the only way to style - with everything you need to step outside of your comfort zone on non-wash days!

Available in the collection:

TRESemmé Between Washes Smooth Renew Anti-Frizz Cream - 142ml - $5.76 - a leave-in styling cream with a lightweight finish ideal for fine or thin hair that boosts shine and leaves hair manageable without weighing it down. Apply a little for an instant smoothing solution or apply more to help reshape style with a blow dryer - to leave hair fresh looking and smelling clean.

TRESemmé Between Washes Style Refresh All-In-1 Spray - 200ml - $5.76 - a lightweight, multi-tasking spray best for normal to thick hair that gives a boost of hydration to dry tresses, tames fly-aways, primes hair for styling and helps protect hair when using heat tools. A light use of spray helps reset texture and root direction while heavier use of spray, paired with a blow dryer can help create an entirely new style

TRESemmé Between Washes Curl Revive Styling Foam - 147ml - $5.76 - with a lightweight, cloud-like foam meant for curly hair that polishes and reshapes curls while it provides frizz control and touchable definition without weighing hair down - no water necessary - just apply to dry hair, scrunch, release and go - and as an added bonus, the fresh scent leaves hair smelling clean and fresh!

TRESemmé Between Washes Volumizing Dry Shampoo - 121g - $5.76 - with a volumizing formula that's great for fine or thin hair. The weightless spray is infused with mineral clay and citrus to remove excess oil to boost volume revitalize unwashed hair without leaving a residue, just a fresh scent, beautiful texture and voluminous tresses.

Available at drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

July 18, 2019

Makeup stays with a spray from Artistry, Joe Fresh and Catrice Cosmetics!

If the tropical-like temperatures we have been enjoying lately have been causing your makeup to go sliding off your face then a makeup setting spray will help keep things in place - a few to try out include:

Artistry Studio Makeup Setting Spray - 45ml - $28 - locks in that fresh, just-applied makeup look all day with a micro-fine mist that floats over skin to create a barely-there veil of boosted hydration and silky-smooth staying power - and of course the packaging is adorable - it's part of their Parisian Style collection!

Available from your Amway rep or online at amway.ca.
Joe Fresh Stay All Day Setting Spray - 100ml - $10 - A long-lasting setting spray that locks in makeup for extended wear.Long-Lasting. Sets makeup with a weightless feel. Helps makeup resist smudging, sliding, or fading.

Available at Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstores across Canada.
Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Multitalent Fixing Spray - 50ml - $9.99 - a lightweight and quick drying beauty mist that improves makeup wear and provides a flawless, long-lasting finish that  can be used as a primer, a setting spray, or a makeup refresher throughout the day.

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

They also all make a refreshing pick-me-up as well when stored in the fridge!

- Lisamarie -

July 17, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Embryolisse Secret De Maquilleurs Lashes & Brows Booster

Embryolisse Secret De Maquilleurs Lashes & Brows Booster - 6.5ml - $45 - a daily care ritual to make the lashes stronger, longer, thicker and help to densify the eyebrows.

The colourless formula contains castor oil and arginine to strengthen and help to grow eyelashes and eyebrows - for stronger, longer, thicker lashes, and denser, fuller brows.

Apply daily in the morning and/or evening on clean, dry lashes and brows before applying makeup - it makes a great lash primer!

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Quo Dynamic Duo Mask Applicator and Vichy LiftActiv Hyalu Mask!

Quo Dynamic Duo Mask Applicator - $20 - with an innovative double ended design that makes applying masks quick and easy. One side has a lightweight, durable silicone head that is perfect for scooping the formula out of jars and spreading on an even, precise layer while the brush side is great for getting into small areas and applying liquid masks. Designed using innovative, easy to clean and quick-drying cruelty-free vegan fibers.

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

And what's my favourite mask to use it with right now?...
Vichy LiftActiv Hyalu Mask - 50ml - $59.99 - help skin recover from tiredness, uneven skin tone and fine lines with a 5-minute mask made to improve natural skin plumpness and preserve hyaluronic acid in the skin. The formula combines 2 types of hyaluronic acid for instant skin replenishment:  high weight HA - gives the skin a second “replumping” effect; while low weight HA - offers replenishment of the trans-cutaneous quantities of HA; along with agave extract - to stimulate the natural HA production in the skin.

Just apply a thin, even layer on clean, dry skin 3 times a week, leave on for 5 minutes and remove with a damp cotton - but do not rinse with water - for skin that looks soft and radiant in no time at all!

Available at Vichy counters across Canada and online at vichy.ca.

- Lisamarie -

July 16, 2019

Needful Things - Quo Highlight & Glow Palette

Quo Highlight & Glow Palette - $20 - a universal highlighter palette with six gorgeous shades that offer skin an all-over glow that looks like it's from within.

The powders are silky-smooth powders and easily blendable with colours so universally flattering, they also make the perfect eyeshadow wash.

Get the perfect glow by applying after makeup over the cheekbones, bridge of the nose,
cupid's bow, chin and inner corners of the eyes.

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

- Lisamarie -

July 15, 2019

Moisturize the Climate-Smart way with Pour Moi Skincare Day Creams!

What if you moisturized not for your skin type but rather for the climate that your skin was living in?

Pour Moi believes that's exactly what we should be doing and has introduced moisturizers with unique formulations that work in response to the features of 5 distinct climates: temperate, tropical, desert, polar and mountain - that optimize skin-saving results across a wide spectrum of weather elements, man-made conditions and pollution levels and work as barriers to protect the skin, depending on the temperature and humidity percentage in different regions.

Pour Moi Skincare Climate-Smart Day Cream - 30ml - $49.50 - with a unique combination of hydrators and emollients to counteract transepidermal water loss while peptides and botanicals, including white truffle, help address the premature signs of aging-fine lines, wrinkles and dull skin, helping improve the skin's surface with their rich anti-aging properties.

Available in five smart skin-balancing blends:

Temperate Day Cream: Temperate Climate Energized Beautifiers revamp skin in comfortable, baseline conditions, such as mild summer, spring, and fall seasons where temperatures
and humidity levels are average. Humectants like hyaluronic acid draw and trap moisture from the
atmosphere and promote an optimal moisture balance.

Tropical Day Cream: Tropical Climate Energized Beautifiers like hyaluronic acid, attract moisture from the humid atmosphere to keep skin hydrated without sticky effect. Coconut acid unclogs pores caused by high temperatures while agarikon mushroom extract soothes, nourishes and
prevents skin eruptions and shiny skin effect.

Desert Day Cream: Desert Climate Energized Beautifiers provide skin-saving results in an extreme environment with a hot and dry atmosphere. Cutting-edge hydrators help skin to reduce
water loss and lightweight regenerating oils, including squalane oil, create a thin barrier that helps retain moisture and amend the lipid barrier.

Polar Day Cream: Polar Climate Energized Beautifiers soothe the skin and provide a healthy barrier in extreme, cold and dry conditions. Humectants and emollients reduce water loss. shea butter hydrates and protects the skin while protective agents prevent redness and irritation.

Desert Day Cream: Desert Climate Energized Beautifiers help provide skin-saving results when temperatures are high (75°F - 120°F), humidity is low (5% - 45%), and when exposed to an extreme environment, such as strong sun, wind, air-conditioning and pollution during those hot and dry summers.

In addition to their specific ingredients, each formula is made of peptides, antioxidants and plant
extracts that fight the signs of aging due to biological or environmental factors, thanks to their anti-aging properties.

Picking a day cream has never been so easy - now you just change it when the climate changes -  whether geographic or seasonal - making life easier for those of us who live someplace with changing  seasons or those who like to travel!

I generally change the texture of my moisturizer depending on season but this makes it much easier - I'm in Toronto so it's Temperate in the spring, Tropical right now in the summer and Polar for the winter! I'm finding the Tropical formula nice and light and it's amazing how little I need to use - 2 drops is enough for my whole face and neck!

More info is available at pourmoiskincare.com and they are available to buy now in Canada at The Shopping Channel - tsc.ca.

- Lisamarie -

July 12, 2019

Dove Care Between Washes Coconut & Invisible Dry Shampoos

Dove Dry Shampoos perk up hair in-between washes by instantly absorbing oil and getting rid of the greasies with just a few sprays and brush strokes they leave your tresses looking and feeling clean and refreshed:

Dove Care Between Washes Fresh Coconut Dry Shampoo - 142g - $8.99 - refreshes hair with the scent of coconut and sweet lime.

Dove Care Between Washes Invisible Dry Shampoo - 142g - $8.99 - refreshes without visible residue making it great for any hair colour including darker shades.

The biggest mistake that people make with dry shampoo is not applying it correctly - spraying a layer over the top of your head is not going to do much good! What you want to do is lift sections of your hair and direct the spray towards the roots where the hair is the oiliest - massage through the roots and then brush thoroughly - for extra volume flip your head upside down while you brush and get ready for major va-va-voom!

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

- Lisamarie -

July 11, 2019

Avon 2-In-1 Lip Tattoo Lip Line & Fill Duo - with swatches!

Avon 2-in-1 Lip Tattoo Lip Line & Fill Duo - $15 - in 6 shades: Gnarly Nude, Pinup Plum, Misunderstood Merlot, Renegade Ruby, Inked Rose, Rebel Raspberry - a dual-ended, semi-permanent, weightless lip stain. that offers saturated colour and all-day wear with no smudging, feathering or budging! Infused with sunflower seed oil to help hydrate lips
Gnarly Nude
Rebel Raspberry

It features an ultra-fine lip liner on one end to outline and define and a felt tip on the other end to colour lips in. Application is very easy but I do find that the colour doesn't go on evenly as you can see from the pictures above - my fix was to add a layer of lip balm on top (I like the Avon Sun+ SPF 15 Lip Balm - $2) - not only does it help smooth out the colour, it also adds moisture. I don't find the product formula drying but it is so light that it doesn't really feel like there is anything on your lips at all which tends to make me want to lick them, and that of course is drying!

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

- Lisamarie -