August 21, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Revlon So Fierce Mascara & Vinyl Eyeliner

Revlon So Fierce Mascara - $11.99 - in 3 shades: Blackest Black, Black and Blackened Brown - with a clump free, smudge proof, flake free formula for over-the-top length and volume for the boldest lashes ever.  Infused with a special blend of paraffin and rice bran waxes to  quickly build length and definition while lash lifting polymers extend and magnify with a molded, tapered wand that has 252 multilayered bristles that comb and grip each lash from root to tip for fierce length and dense, lifted eye lashes.

Revlon So Fierce Vinyl Eyeliner - $11.99 - in 6 shades: Midnight Mystery - black, Force of Steel - silvery charcoal, Mighty Mocha - deep chocolate brown, Powerful Plum - black violet, Righteous Rum - burgundy, Royal Blues - cobalt - with long wearing, waterproof gel formula that lasts up to 16 hours and a  pointed tip that makes it easy to create detailed, defined lines for glossy, high-pigment looks.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Teaology Matcha Fresh Cream!

Hot, sticky and humid weather calls for a moisturizer as refreshing as a sorbet such as:

Teaology Matcha Fresh Cream - 50ml - $49 - a fast-absorbing gel-cream that contains a double hydrating complex which acts to simultaneously top up moisture reserves and maintain a perfect hydrolipidic film with a cocktail of antioxidants, amino acids and peptides to boost the skin’s hydration mechanisms and stimulate its natural defenses.

The formula features a matcha green tea infusion, with exceptional levels of antioxidant catechins - to protect from dryness caused by environmental stressors such as urban pollution; a double-hydrating complex - for 72hr hydration; hyaluronic acid - to moisturize and  plump skin; açai, blackcurrant and ginger extracts - to nourish and revitalize; and green tea extract - to purify.

Available at Murale and select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

August 20, 2019

Create the perfect custom tinted moisturizer with Shiseido and Joe Fresh!

I'm a big fan of tinted moisturizer in the summer and due to the general lack of fair shades available, have long been used to creating my own which isn't always easy - the texture of both the moisturizer and foundation is important and need to be just right so that they mix together seamlessly to give you that perfect no-makeup look while adding just enough moisture to make skin feel refreshed without feeling heavy or cakey!

During one of my recent experimentations I discovered two products that marry together beautifully:

Shiseido White Lucent Day Emulsion SPF 23 - 50ml - $92 - a dewy brightening moisturizer with a light lotion texture that visibly brightens the skin by improving the appearance of dark spots,  unevenness, dullness, while protecting against UV rays and pollutants and providing all day moisture to improve the appearance dryness and fine lines.

Available at Shiseido counters across Canada.

For a perfect, glowing complexion, I dispense the moisturizer to the back of my hand and mix in a quarter pump of:

Joe Fresh Hydra-Stay Liquid Foundation - 28ml - $16 - in 4 shades: Porcelain, Bisque, Sand and Almond - with an ultra-moisturizing, lightweight tinted formula enriched with argan oil which provides nourishment to the skin and provides medium coverage with a demi-matte finish.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

August 19, 2019

The 2 best facial cleansing oils that you can't buy (and one you can) from Simple, Neutrogena and Burt's Bees!

there's nothing like a cleansing oil to easily rid the skin of dirt and makeup but as it seems that every beauty product I fall in love with is discontinued - my two favourite and extremely reasonably priced cleansing oils are no exception - if you find them kicking around anywhere I highly recommend you snag them while you can!

Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil - 125ml - $10.99 - with a light-textured gentle, soothing 100% natural grapeseed oil formula enriched with skin-loving vitamins that easily dissolves makeup and deeply cleanses pores without irritation and easily rinses off to leave skin cleansed, hydrated and soft with no greasy finish or sticky residue.

As well, it contains no upsetting colours, dyes or artificial perfumes making it perfect for even sensitive skin.
Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil - 133ml - $15.99 - with an ultra-lightweight formula that is a blend of fine oils that act like a magnet to effortlessly and effectively extract oil and impurities from the skin as well as removes make-up, even waterproof mascara without stripping, leaving skin clean and feeling soft with no greasy residue left behind.

Both products seem to have been discontinued in Canada but I am still seeing signs of them in the States so be sure to pick them up on your next cross-border trip!

Or stay closer to home and try out my latest find:

Burt's Bees Cleansing Oil with Coconut & Argan Oils - 177ml - $16.99 - gently removes dirt and makeup and softens skin with a 100% natural formula of a unique blend of natural moisturizers and antioxidant rich ingredients, including coconut and argan oils to help keep skin soft, clean, and beautifully nourished without leaving an oily residue. Best of all, it's dermatologist-tested and contains no parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS.

Available (no, really) for your cleansing pleasure at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

August 16, 2019

Fragrant Friday - Chloé Eau De Parfum

Celebrate 10 years of Chloé and rediscover this beautiful classic with a special rose so integral to the scent:

Chloé Eau De Parfum - 50ml EDP - $122, 75ml EDP - $154 - embodies the timeless beauty of the Chloé rose but is also so different because new facets of its natural scent are enhanced by every ingredient that is combined with it:

Peony, lychee and freesia - highlight its green freshness and fruity side;

white musk - brings out its velvety, powdery notes;

while a lingering amber scent - reveals its sweet, woody undertones.

And of course you can't forget the bottle which embodies the style of the fashion house - with a streamlined allure from the geometric cube which is softened by an oval stopper and romanticgrooves that evoke the Fortuny pleats that is emblematic of the Chloé style.

Available at Hudson's Bay, Jean Coutu, Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

August 15, 2019

Roll your troubles away with Avon Pure Roll-On Essential Oils

Avon Roll-On Essential Oil - 10ml - $22 - in 5 Canadian made formulas that are paraben, gluten, phtalate and sulfate-free - to make you feel good naturally:

Take the edge off with De-Stress - the perfect blend of calming and relaxing essential oils that will transport you away from the stresses of everyday life.

Beat that mid-afternoon slump with Energize - a specially crafted scent to help you feel refreshed and energized - like sunshine in a bottle.

Save your aching head with Head-Aid - with a blend used in aromatherapy to help relieve headaches so you can carry on with your day.

Start fresh with Detox - with a fresh and fortifying aroma that will awaken your senses.

Fix where it hurts with Aches Away - with a blend used in aromatherapy to help relieve muscle pain associated with strain.

Just apply the oil directly to the skin in the appropriate area and prepare to feel better!

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

- Lisamarie -

August 14, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Rimmel Wonder Wing Eyeliner

Enhancing eyes with a precise wing or flick used to be my ultimate beauty challenge - but no longer thanks to: 

Rimmel Wonder Wing Eyeliner - $9.98 - an innovative felt tip eyeliner that quickly gives a perfect, symmetrical cat’s eye with a  unique applicator.

It's the perfect beauty cheat - use the tip of the pen to line the eyelid with true black colour. Then turn the liner on its side and press the stamp applicator onto the outer corner of the eye… you’re left with the ideal flick that’s symmetrical on both sides. Best of all, the intense, smudge-proof colour lasts all day and night for wonder wings with staying power!

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Burt's Bees Hydrating Sheet Mask!

Burt's Bees Hydrating Sheet Mask - 9.35g - $4.99 - with a 99% natural formula infused with clary sage - to instantly moisturize, balance pH and improve the texture of  skin and extracts from plants and flowers - which  help to promote healthy skin and effectively keeps the skin hydrated, revitalized, and radiant.

It's super easy to use, simply lift the mask from the pouch, apply mask to clean skin, wait 5 to 10 minutes and gently remove - instantly skin feels soft and supple.

Good for all skin types craving some extra moisture, they are dermatologist tested and contain no parabens, phthalates or petrolatum.

Available at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -