January 22, 2020

Eye Love Wednesday - Rodial Vit C Eye Souffle

Tired for looking tired? Revive the look of worn out eyes with:

Rodial Vit C Eye Soufflé - 15ml - $99 -  a brightening eye cream that works to rejuvenate and replenish the undereye area.

The formula is fortified with 2% Vitamin C - a brightening and antioxidant ingredient, and has a rich cream texture that melts into the skin, releasing its nourishing and illuminating benefits to leave the delicate eye contour firmer and looking visibly brighter and more even toned.

Available at Murale, select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique and Saks stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

January 21, 2020

Needful Things - Quo Rose Quartz Facial Roller & Massager

Show your skin some love with rose quartz - said to be the crystal of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, a rose quartz roller is the perfect tool to incorporate into your beauty regime:

Quo Rose Quartz Facial Roller & Massager - $25 - in a travel friendly size, the rose quartz facial roller and facial massaging tool gently stimulate circulation to help relieve tension and the appearance of puffiness, improve elasticity, tighten and reduce pores, even skin tone and it stimulates blood circulation to bring more oxygen to the skin, clearing away toxins and impurities to leave skin glowing and looking renewed.

Gently move the roller along the contours of the face from the center outwards. Use the facial massager on the chin and neck using gentle but firm pressure.

What's so special about rose quartz? Well crystal-ly people will tell you that it is connected to the heart and helps to balance and strengthen the heart and circulatory system. The vibrations of love emitted from the stone help unblock the energy that clogs the heart chakra, letting go of stress and negativity that can cause tensions in the muscles the create fine lines and wrinkles.

And for a little something extra, you can store the roller in the refrigerator to provide an extra cooling effect that helps refines pores, soothes away sinus congestion, headaches and assists in lymphatic drainage!

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

- Lisamarie -

January 20, 2020

Lise Watier Sublimessence High Hydration Probiotic Serum

Add a boost to your winter skincare routine with:

Lise Watier Sublimessence High Hydration Probiotic Serum - 28ml - $60 - formulated with 90% naturally derived ingredients including:
probiotic - balances skin flora;
hyaluronic acid - plumps and moisturizes;
Labrador tea - a powerful antioxidant that evens and illuminates the complexion and fights free radicals caused by pollution and UV rays;
Gaspé algae - moisturizes deeply; and
ginseng - protects skin against digital pollution.

By targeting the cutaneous microbiome, it balances and strengthens skin's natural protective barrier and with each application, a powerful dose of hydration is released - for skin that is smoother, more hydrated, plumped, luminous and radiant.

What's nice about it is you don't have to give up your regular skincare routine or favourite products - just add before your usual moisturizer to enjoy all the benefits!

Available at Lise Watier counters across Canada and online at lisewatier.com.

- Lisamarie -

January 17, 2020

Love Beauty & Planet Smooth & Serene Shampoo and Conditioner

Love Beauty & Planet Smooth & Serene Shampoo and Conditioner - 400ml - $12.99 - boosts moisture and adds nourishment to smooth out hair with a 100% vegan formula infused with argan oil - sourced from a women's co-operative of local Berber women along with ethically sourced French lavender and free of colourants, silicones and parabens.

The shampoo delivers a nourishing cleanse that gently removes dirt while lightly moisturizing and infusing your hair with a decadent scent of French lavender.

After which the conditioner seals moisture into hair to keep frizz at bay for enviably smooth, glossy hair. It also has fast-rinse technology for light weight conditioning which also saves water since the conditioner breaks down faster.

The wonderful scent comes partly from French lavender, grown using the traditional ‘prefane’ technique - the lavender is cut by hand and left to dry in the fields for 2-3 days - adding to the unique fragrance of soft, floral notes balanced with slightly fruity overtures that are rounded out by sweet balsamic notes.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

January 16, 2020

Needful Things - Nivea Body Wash Care & Roses

Nivea Body Wash Care & Roses - 500ml - $5.99 -  a silky shower cream with the delicate scent of white rose petals to indulge the senses and a hydrating pH balanced formula containing almond milk that nourishes skin with a rich lather and leaves it feeling soft and moisturized, even after towel drying.

This is one of my favourite textured body washes that I've tried in a long time - it's rich while still being light and it foams just the right amount - I don't like it when there's no lather but I also don't like it too bubbly - I have issues, I know - it also smells really soft and feminine - an all around win!

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

January 15, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask!

Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask - 77ml - $50 - a nourishing antioxidant treatment mask designed to protect, purify and balance skin while diminishing the signs of aging.

With an antioxidant-rich, alcohol-free formula containing high grade Matcha green tea extract which helps to revive stressed and tired skin, absorbs excess oil and minimizes the appearance of redness all the while helping to fight free radical damage; along with willow bark, jojoba and willowherb - which helps treat inflammation to reduce the appearance of redness while improving skin tone and texture and helps minimize the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles so skin looks visibly younger over time.

Just apply a thin layer all over the face avoiding the eye area, leave on for 20 minutes and remove with warm water - or need a quick pick-me-up? - apply for 10 minutes before your makeup routine for instant tightening and radiant skin!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques and Hudson's Bay stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -

January 14, 2020

Cold weather must-have - Modèle Plump Collagen Lip Treatment

We all know that dry lips are a fact of winter life - not only do lips become dry and cracked but the lack of moisture also makes them lose their fullness. Lip balms are great for healing and relieving dryness, but don't do much for volume - wouldn't it be great if there was a way to volumize lips back up to be not only hydrated, but also bring back the plumpness? There is:

Modèle Plump Collagen Lip Treatment - 4g - $29.99 - visibly increases lip volume up to 40%, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves hydration - can be used alone or as a lipstick base.

Apply three times a day for a minimum of 30 days and then use regularly to maintain results.

Available now at select Rexall, Pharma Plus, Pharmasave, Jean Coutu, Familiprix, Brunet and Guardian IDA stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

January 13, 2020

Super charge your skincare routine with Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate!

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate - 50ml - $129, 30ml - $90 - a fast-absorbing serum for all skin types that hydrates, visibly strengthens and firms and defends against daily damage while boosting the effects of any moisturizer layered over top.

A featherweight, non-greasy fluid that acts as an invisible shield by combining powerful Japanese botanical extracts with breakthrough technology to defend skin against the visible signs of aging, environmental aggressors and stress. The paraben and mineral oil free formula is infused with antioxidant reishi mushroom and moisturizing iris root extract for 28% stronger skin in just one week while a natural cocktail containing gingko, shiso, thyme and lotus germ visibly firms and smooths for skin that’s both radiant and resilient - use as a pre-treatment to supercharge any serum or moisturizer and prime the skin for makeup.

Not only does it make the skin feel great but the light floral fragrance with hints of rose and lotus helps relieve stress and soothe the senses.

Available at Shiseido counters across Canada including at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -