April 22, 2014

The Santigolden Age by Santigold for Smashbox Cosmetics

Smashbox partners with renowned collage artist, Santigold who has created a vividly colourful limited edition collection inspired by her strong creative sense - The Santigolden Age!
Eye Shadow Collage - $42 - features Santigold's distinctive collage art with 5 shades of luxe wet/dry shadows to mix and match in Earth As We Know It - kelly green, soft sparkling cream, dark matte blue, dark sparkly forest green and raisin with rosegold pearl and Apocalypse Now - shimmery teal, sparkling pewter, matte black, shimmery oyster and bright orange yellow.
Double-Ended Limitless Eye Liner - $28 - in Yellow Dwarf/Green Martian - bright yellow/mint green and Azurite Is Never Wrong - bright blue/soft gold
Be Legendary Lip Gloss - $23 - offers non-sticky, non-stop shine that can be worn alone or layered over other shades - in All Gold E'rything - sheer copper sparkle and Hot Lave - orange red
Be Legendary Lipstick Ring - $56 - a collectible snake-pyramid ring that is adorned with Swarovski crystals and contains a limited edition shade of lipstick - Still Kickin' - soft golden coral.
Nail Polish Art Strips - $24 - for the coolest of fingertips - personally, I'm digging the eyeballs!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix, Murale, Sephora and smashbox.com.

- Lisamarie -

Celebrate Earth Day with Yves Rocher - your purchase will plant a tree!

Today to celebrate Earth Day, for ANY product purchased at Yves Rocher = 1 TREE will be planted!

This includesYves Rocher stores, online at www.yvesrocher.ca and by phone at 1-800-361-2746 (US: 1-800- 321-3434), whether you purchase a moisturizer, shower gel or lipstick, a tree will be planted for ANY product purchased!

Yves Rocher’s Earth Day operation has allowed the Yves Rocher Foundation to plant over 55,000 trees since 2011!

This planting tree campaign is part of the Yves Rocher Foundation’s Plant for the Planet operation. Since 2007, the Yves Rocher Foundation has planted over 30 million trees around the world, with the objective of planting 50 million by the end of 2015!

So help them reach the goal while picking up something pretty for yourself today!

- Lisamarie -

Essie Spring 2014 Collection - with swatches!

Essie Spring 2014 Collection offers a sweet combination of six new pastel shades and is dedicated to women everywhere who aren’t afraid to play. It’s all about the savvy style hunter who knows what she wants and she isn’t detained even if she has to play hide & go chic to get it. Her closet is a fashion playground and an endless source of delightful inspiration.
 Hide & Go Chic –  azure blue
Fashion Playground –  pistachio green with subtle shimmer
Romper Room –  pretty pale tea rose pink
Style Hunter – bright pure crimson
Spin The Bottle – semi-sheer nude
Truth or Flare – vintage blue denim 

Available now at spas, salons and retail outlets for $10 each.

- Lisamarie -

April 21, 2014

Mascara Monday - Estée Lauder Sumptuous Infinite Daring Length + Volume Mascara

Estée Lauder Sumptuous Infinite Daring Length + Volume Mascara - $28.50 - in Black or Brown - with a formula that features a multitude of gravity-defying fibers that take lashes far beyond tips to deliver a beautifully defined and instantly alluring eye look that is fabulously visible, with an intense rich colour pigment, lashes look long, lush and infinitely daring for up to 10 hours..
Features a molded brush with 12 brush rows that includes 11 short rows that instantly thicken lashes due to ample space between rows allowing for optimal product delivery - followed by one extended comb row which is longer then then others and used as the final step to comb out and style lashes making them evenly and perfectly separated. The result is feathery, fanned out, perfectly styled lashes that are infinitely long, sexy and flirty.
And an advanced elastic-like formula which contains a unique blend of innovative, stretchable, rubber-like polymers and new extra-long, carbon black fibers that instantly coat lashes to perfectly shape, plump and extend each lash from root through tip to towering lengths. As the mascara dries, the fibers are fused onto lashes, setting and locking the fibers in place beyond lash tips for extraordinary reach.
The extension really is great and it does add some volume with minimal clumping - I think because of the comb aspect of the brush which eliminates clumps as you apply it! It is a little tricky to get the hang of - I found it easiest to apply one coat normally and then apply the second coat with the comb part of the brush - which adds a bit more mascara but mostly just smooths everything thing out!

Available now at Estée Lauder counters across Canada and online at www.esteelauder.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Tenderize your tootsies with Soap & Glory, Lotus Aroma, Avon and Montagne Jeunesse!

Soap & Glory Heel Genius - 125ml - $16 - an amazing foot cream loaded with macadamia oil, bilberry, orange and lemon fruit acid smoothers, glycerin and menthol. For best results, slather on at night, cover with a pair of cotton socks and wake up to smooth soles. You will also like this one if you aren't a fan of minty smelling foot creams - it's free of any kind of mint scent!

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Lotus Aroma 3-in-1 Foot Repair Balm or 2-in1 Moisturizing Cream - 75ml - $16 - the balm restores  with AHA to heal, strengthen and revitalize while the cream soothes and smooths - both prevent the occurrence of calluses, odour and fungi. Meant to be used together with the balm being used the first 4 days and the cream the next 3 with the result of perfectly smoothed, moisturized and beautiful feet, just in time for sandal season!

Available at pharmacies and health food stores across Canada.
Avon Foot Works Ginger & White Tea Collection - refresh and revitalize with the scent of warm ginger and white tea: Nourishing Cream - 100ml - $7.99 - with rich 24 hour moisturization; Smoothing Scrub - 100ml - $7.99 - give your feet a polished glow; and Clay Mask - 100ml - $7.99 - with oil-absorbing kaolin clay to help exfoliate dry, rough skin to leave feet and legs feeling soft.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
Montagne Jeunesse Foot Lotion - 80ml - $4.99 - Give your feet some TLC with zinc salt to help eliminate any nasty odours, while chopped spearmint leaves the feet tinglingly smooth and refreshed. 

Available at drugstores across Canada and online at well.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Whitening toothpastes to make you smile from Arm & Hammer, Luster White and Crest!

Did you know 58% of Canadians say that someone’s smile is the first thing they notice? And since April is National Oral Health Month what better time to give you some options to get you noticed with a smile that is healthy, beautiful and gleaming white!
Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Toothpaste - 90ml - $3.99 - a fluoride anti-cavity toothpaste for cleaning, whitening and enamel strengthening that removes surface stains and smooths surface imperfections while restoring shine. Formulated with baking soda, peroxide and liquid calcium which helps prevent future damage by stimulating re-mineralization to strengthen tooth enamel with the added benefit that baking soda can get into microscopic crevices along the gum line to clean away unsightly stains and naturally neutralizes acids to help eliminate odours.
Luster NOW! Instant Whitening Toothpaste - 4oz - $7.75 - great for last minute whitening with a formula infused with Bluverite Technology for instantly whiter teeth after one brushing that is enamel safe and does not cause tooth sensitivity.
Crest 3D White Luxe Sensitivity Toothpaste - 85ml - $4.99 - offers spectacular whitening by polishing and lifting away surface stains while building sensitivity protection and insulating from sensitive tooth pain and as an added bonus, provides cavity protecting with regular brushing!

All available now at drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.

April 19, 2014

Have the scrub of your life with Bliss, St. Ives, Olay, Jack Black and Clarisonic!

Bliss Micro Magic Spa-Powered Microdermabrasion Treatment - 89ml - $56 - A powerful yet gentle cream-based exfoliating treatment that removes dead skin cell buildup with fine volcanic pumice along with vitamin E to hydrate the skin aloe, jojoba oil and mushroom extract to reduce inflammation and calm skin while peppermint extract leaves skin feeling cool, refreshed and revitalized. Skin is left clean, smooth, and healthy-looking with no buildup and pores that look smaller.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub - 150ml - $5.99 - this 100% naturally sourced scrub polishes away little imperfections for bright, radiant and more even-toned skin that will glow.
It's hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic and paraben free - best thing about though is the smell - fruity amazing!

Available now at drug, mass and grocery retailers across Canada.
Olay Fresh Effects Out Of This Swirled! Deep Pore Clean Exfoliating Scrub - 150ml - $11.99 - a foamy, rich formula that treats your skin to a swirl-powered clean from moisture-rich swirls along with exfoliating microbead ribbons that team up to target dirt and impurities and reduce the look of pores. I love the White Grapefruit and Green Tea scent but if you aren't a fan it also comes in Honeysuckle and White Tea or Green Apple and Jasmine Tea to help perk you up in the morning!

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
The boy needs a scrub-down too!

Jack Black Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser - 147ml - $20 - a powerful, multi-functional lightweight cleanser that washes away dead skin cells, pore-clogging oil and build-up and can also be used as a purifying mask when left to dry on the skin!

Available now at Sephora, Holt Renfrew and Hudson's Bay.

If all that manual scrubbing seems like a lot of work then here's the lazy girl's (or guy's) solution to perfectly smooth skin:

Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing - $175 -includes: two-speed brush, international pLink charger for worldwide use, sensitive brush head, 60ml refreshing gel cleanser and protective travel case - with patented sonic technology that gently removes the impurities traditional cleaning methods leave behind, cleansing six times better than your hands alone. In just 60 seconds, its sonic action removes impurities from pores so that creams, serums, and moisturizers are more effective. And with regular daily use you'll notice a reduction in dry patches, oily areas, and blemishes.

What makes the Mia 2 different from the original Mia?
- Two speeds for added cleansing customization
- Pulsing T-Timer for 60-second cleanse
- Improved user interface indicating speed and charge functions

Available at Murale, murale.ca or check out clarisonic.ca for other retailers.

- Lisamarie -