September 2, 2014

Quo Cosmetics Fall 2014 Collection

Quo Cosmetics introduces a glamorous fall collection with beautiful blue packaging and everything you'll need for lips, eyes and face - including the tools you'll need to achieve the perfect fall beauty.

Brush Set - $60 - features 8 essential brushes with multi-blue handles including: Powder, Blush, Foundation, All Over Shadow, Shadow Smudger, Crease Blender, Liner/Brow and Concealer brushes inside a cosmetic bag for storage and protection.
Keep your summer glow with a bronzing powder formulated with the perfect balance of red and brown tones for a natural effect. Each palette also includes a complementing highlighter and blush.

Face Palette in Sumptuous - $20
Face Palette in Whimsical - $20
Eye Palette in Fairy Tale - $18
Eye Palette in Nightgale - $18
Eye Palette in Urban Legend - $18
Lipstick - $12 - in 4 hues that vary from nearly nude to deep dark blackberry: Brave, Karma, Nearly Nude and Watch Out.
Manicure Kit - $15

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

- Lisamarie -

Deep repair for your hair with Vidal Sassoon, Pantene and L'Oréal!

Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Repair One Minute Mask - 225ml - $7.99 - helps restore smoothness and protect hair from styling damage, leaving it healthy looking and easy to comb. The mask acts quickly and efficiently, delivering treatment to sections of the hair that need the most repair – quickly and efficiently.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Pantene Pro-V Damage Detox Weekly Rehab Creme - 58ml - $6.99 - a deep restoration complex with an intense moisturizing formula enriched with Mosa Mint Oil and antioxidants to help seal damaged cuticles to instantly renew hair and add brilliant shine with lasting smoothness.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
L'Oréal Total Repair Extreme Ultra-Concentrated Urgent Repair Care - 20ml - $2.95 - an ultra-concentrated treatment that will instantly transform your dry and damaged hair into smooth, shiny and manageable locks. Can be used weekly or as needed.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

OPI Nordic Collection Fall/Winter 2014 - with swatches

Inspired by the great northern lights in Finland, deep blue fjords in Norway, and colorful houses in Copenhagen, Nordic Collection by OPI brings the diverse colors of its namesake region to nails and toes.

The 12 shades include:

Going My Way or Norway? - delicious caramel
Ice-Bergers & Fries - chocolate wood
OPI with a Nice Finn-ish - light, mellowed bronze
Skating on Thin Ice-Land - black cherry
My Dogsled is a Hybrid - creamy sea green
Do You Have this Color in Stock-holm? - icy blue-violet
My Voice is a Little Norse - prismatic super-shimmer
Thank Glogg It’s Friday! - wine
Can’t aFjörd Not To - creamy coral
How Great is Your Dane? - cinnamon coffee
Suzi Has a Swede Tooth - strawberry candy pink
Viking in a Vinter Vonderland - powerful, deep purple

Available now for $11.50 each at Professional Salons and Spas.

- Lisamarie -

September 1, 2014

Mascara Monday - Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara - $30 - An intensely black, volumizing mascara that separates, coats, and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection.
The formula contains a film-forming polymer for smudge-proof, all day wear and unique peptides for the 
deepest, intense black possible.
With an hourglass-shaped brush, inspired by the curves of a woman’s body, which was designed with extra stiff bristles to maximize the performance of this carbon black, collagen-fueled formula. One coat and lashes are full and defined. Two coats and lashes are even more luscious, curled, and dramatic. Three coats help achieve the most intense, black, multidimensional lashes possible.
The bent lashes on the left hand side here are not the fault of the mascara, I think I must have slept on my face and messed them up! As you can see the formula is really black and not at all clumpy - so winner!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Baby your skin with Live Clean, Burt's Bees and Aveeno!

A combination of sensitive skin and just liking the way they smell (or have no scent) are my reasons for passing over "grown-up" products for those meant for babies - here are a few that I'm loving right now:

Live Clean (Baby) Calming Bedtime Bubble Bath and Wash - 300ml - $6.99 or Calming Bedtime Baby Lotion - 227ml - $6.99 - the dye, paraben and petroleum free formulas contain 98% plant derived ingredients and certified organic botanicals blend of lavender, jasmine, vanilla and chamomile extracts and essential oils including natural coconut, safflower and oat oil to soothe and comfort babies’ senses to promote sleep with calming essences released during bathtime and application of the lotion. Hypoallergenic and Pediatrician tested.

Available now at Walmart and Loblaws store across Canada.
Burt's Bees Baby Bee Nourishing Baby Oil - 115ml - $9.99 - softens and smoothes skin with a medley of vitamin-rich oils including apricot, grape seed, wheat germ and sunflower oils to create a rich, natural treat for precious skin.

Available at drugstores and well.ca.
Aveeno Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55 - 110ml - $15.99 - with non-greasy, fragrance-free, waterproof formula for face and body that is as mild as water, soothes the skin and prevents moisture loss while maintaining broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Helps moisturize and relieve dry skin with colloidal oatmeal which helps restore and maintain skin's moisture barrier.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.


- Lisamarie -

Needful Things - Sephora Things Are Looking Up Eyelash Curler

If you're like me and forego curling your lashes while traveling because an eyelash curler takes up too much room in your makeup bag - are you ever going to love:

Sephora Things Are Looking Up Eyelash Curler - $19 -  it's pink, it's compact and it loves to travel - this take-anywhere eyelash curler creates deep sweeping lashes and long-lasting curl without taking up too much space in your handbag or travel kit. The open cage design won’t pinch outer lashes. Simply flip down the back of the easel and press. A spare pad is tucked inside the base of the curler for convenience.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

August 30, 2014

Sleep your skin's problems away with SkinCeuticals, Filorga, Optimera and Lotus Aroma!

SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E Antioxidant Night Concentrate - 30ml - $165 - boosts skin's internal antioxidant defense system with a trio of antioxidants: 1% Resveratrol, 0.5% Baicalin and 1% Vitamin E - to help maximize its nighttime reconstruction potential with comprehensive visible repair for accumulated damage that neutralizes age-accelerating internal free radicals; strengthens functionality to resist new damage; and promotes skin's natural repair to diminish the signs of accumulated damage so you can wake up to skin with improved firmness, smoothness and overall radiance.

Available at select dermatologist offices, medical spas and high-end spas - visit www.skinceuticals.com to find one near you.
Filorga Sleep-Recover Fatigue Correcting Night Balm - 50ml - $95 - softens lines and reduces the signs of fatigue with a formula of Silk tree extract combined with Indian horse chestnut extract to reduce dark circles, puffiness and drawn features;hyaluronic acid to visibly reduce wrinkles caused by fatigue; and NCTF to revitalize the skin and prevent signs of fatigue from becoming permanently established for skin that looks refreshed and well rested come morning.

Available at Murale and murale.ca.
Optimera Night Cream - 30ml - $125 - dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture, aging or loose skin, discolouration and enlarged pores with SAL-14 extract - a synergistic combination of various botanicals including Bidens Pilosa and Aloe Barbandensis Leaf Juice along with Centella Asiatica - which helps with the appearance of toning and tightening.

What makes it different to other night creams I've tried is how it feels on the skin - if you've ever used a clay mask or tightening serum then you know exactly the feeling I am talking about - and they say it is to lock in your skin's moisture as you sleep. When you rinse your face in the morning the feeling goes away and you're left with soft, glowing skin!

You can also buy the Night Cream with the Day Cream for $188.

Available online at www.nerium.com.
Lotus Aroma Youth Anti-Wrinkle Night Serum - 30ml - $46 - smooths out unevenness and rejuvenates the complexion with a formula rich in natural AHA - made up of citrus and maple sugar that coat and improve the skin; BHA extract from White Willow Bark that promotes cell renewal and impairs skin's aging process; Vitamin E-rich Hyaluronic Acid - to moisturize the skin deeply, filling lines and wrinkles for an even and rejuvenated complexion; Witch Hazel Floral Water - tones and soothes; and German Chamomile extract - an exceptional skin revitalizing agent. Wake up to skin that is visibly balanced, hydrated and more supple, rested, silky and glowing.

Available at pharmacies and health food stores across Canada - go to www.lotusaroma.com to find a location near you.

- Lisamarie -