September 16, 2014

mark. Wonderfleur Colour Collection Fall 2014

mark. Wonderfleur Nail This Look Nail Lacquer and Bracelet-Ring Set - $28 - with a ring-to-wrist bracelet complemented by two mini-bottles of coordinating nail lacquer: Shady Lady - matte mysterious, smoky plum and Plumsation - matte deep purple.
mark. Wonderfleur Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compact - $26 - this clever little flip palette has three of fall's hottest shades on on side and three essential neutrals on the other. All shades feature a silky, velvet texture and can be applied dry or wet for extra intensity.
mark. Wonderfleur Body Cream - 200ml - $14 - an indulgent cream that works wonders by not only leaving skin feeling moisturized but also leaving a wisp of fragrance on the skin - layer under the eau de toilette spray for and even longer-lasting scent experience!

mark. Wonderfleur Eau de Toilette Spray - 50ml - $28 - a floral fragrance with notes of apple blossoms, meadow dew, fresh freesia, just-picked daisies and a touch of pillowy musk.

Available for a limited time from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Marc Anthony bye.bye. Gray Root Touch Up Spray - instant coverage for those gray days!

Saying goodbye to gray is now a spray away with:

Marc Anthony bye.bye. Gray Root Touch Up Spray - 63ml - $12.99 - a lightweight, fast drying, colour matched, temporary spray that instantly covers up gray roots in seconds to buy some time between colouring and lasts until the next wash.

This lightweight spray bonds to gray hair to help instantly blend and camouflage, dries in just seconds without a heavy buildup and is colour matched to all shades of light to medium brown or medium to dark brown so it looks completely natural. With a  targeted application nozzle that helps to achieve extra precision when applying and easily washes off with the next shampoo.

Available now at Walmart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Formula X Effects Nail Color The Brushed Metallics Collection - with swatches!


Formula X Effects Brushed Metallics Nail Color - $16 - a metallic nail polish infused with lustrous mica  with a brushed matte finish for a striking, one-of-a-kind effect - in 13 shades: Discovery - matte metallic turquoise, Destiny - matte metallic sky blue, Ambitious - matte metallic goldenrod, Determined - matte metallic taupe gray, Synapse - matte metallic fawn, Fate - matte metallic vanilla, Wonderment - matte metallic linen
Motivated - matte metallic deep orange
Spectacle - matte metallic raspberry
Mind Game - matte metallic olive green
Prophesy - matte metallic cobalt blue
Valor - matte metallic purple
Singularity - matte metallic lavender gray

It's meant to be worn without  a top coat to maintain the matte look but the drawback to that for someone like me with crappy application skills is it shows every brushstroke flaw - add a shiny topcoat as I did on the middle finger in all the above pics and not only does it hide the flaws, it brings out the shimmer in the polish as well!

- Lisamarie -

September 15, 2014

Mascara Monday - Fusion Beauty Lash Fusion XXL Extreme Volume + Long-Term Growth Mascara

Lash Fusion XXL Extreme Volume + Long-Term Growth Mascara - $29 - takes lashes to new lengths by combining maximum body, flexibility and powerful revitalizing action for instantly luscious, healthy looking lashes.
The distinct teardrop shaped brush allows for a flawless application with rich, intense colour delivering outstanding lash definition.
With a unique complex of ingredients that offer extreme volumizing effects and encourage lash growth resulting in 3x more volume in just 15 days of use.
The results are great, nice definition and volume without clumps but I'm not crazy about the brush shape - I had to wipe off several smears from the large part of the brush hitting my skin while applying - it will obviously take me a bit of practice to figure out the best way to hold it so I don't make a mess!

Available now at Murale stores across Canada and online at murale.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Gentle and effective cleansing with a water from Lotus Aroma, Nivea, Caudalie and Bioderma!

A question that I often get is what the difference is between a micellar (water) cleanser and a regular cleanser that you use with water? Regular cleansers move dirt and impurities around and hopefully off your face while water cleansers use micelles to capture dirt and impurities like a magnet and immediately off the skin so no rinsing is required - and since you don't need to do any sort of rinsing or aggressive scrubbing, they are a great choice for sensitive skin. Here are a few that your skin will love:

Lotus Aroma Refreshing Micellar Solution - 200ml - $18 - cleans and thoroughly removes makeup and impurities from facial skin. Its pliant formula — free of soap and alcohol — is ideal for the sensitive areas around the eyes and lips. It goes on cleanly and leaves no greasy film. Rose and Melilot Floral Waters eliminate toxins while oxygenating and firming the skin. Grape seed Extract protects the skin against free radicals and environmental pollution and delivers a clearer, more youthful complexion. With a single stroke of a cotton pad, this rinse-free solution traps dirt to leave the skin cleansed and refreshed. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Available at pharmacies and health food stores across Canada - go to www.lotusaroma.com to find a location near you.
Nivea Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water - 200ml - $9.99 - a mild but still highly effective fluid that cleanses, removes eye make-up and moisturizes to soothe the skin with Dexpanthenol and Grape Seed Oil and helps reduce signs of sensitive skin: redness due to dry skin, skin tightness and dryness - with no added parabens, colorants or perfume.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Caudalie Make-Up Remover Cleansing Water - 100ml - $16 - with a gentle, soap-free formula that removes makeup from the face and eyes as it soothes, moisturizes, and softens skin without stripping. The improved formula is now more natural, more effective, and gentler on skin. The fresh fragrance includes orange and lemon blossom, watermelon, and mint leaves.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
Love your micellar water but find it a pain to travel with? Then you will appreciate:

Bioderma Sensibio H20 Dermatological Wipes - 25 large wipes - $14.95 - enriched with an active micellar solution formulated with gentle physiological cleansing agents for perfect cleansing and make-up removal for sensitive skin and eyes. Enhanced with soothing ingredients, they prevent the skin form feeling the irritation often caused by cleansing. The cloths are alcohol free, soap free and super soft so extremely gentle on even the most sensitive skin.

Available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Smooth nails out with a base coat from Ecrinal, Seche and Quo by Orly!

Ecrinal Flexible Base Coat - 10ml - $16.95 - contains mineral particles to even out the nail surface and anti-aging ingredients including highly concentrated silicium, ginkgo-biloba and Siberian pine-tree oil - perfect for damaged, fragile, soft, cracking, splitting or peeling nails. Prolongs the life of coloured polish and protects nails from the yellowing caused by polish.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
Seche Base Ridge Filling Base Coat - 14ml - $12.49 - specially formulated with finely ground quartz crystal to help disguise nail imperfections, smooth out the nail and give polish something to bond to.

Available at Rexall, Loblaws and Lawtons Drugs stores across Canada.
Quo by Orly Ridgefiller - 14ml - $10 - smooths nail surface by filling ridges and smoothing rough nail surfaces creating a flawless base for nail polish.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

- Lisamarie -

September 13, 2014

Cream your nighttime troubles away with iampure, Avon, No 7 and Yves Rocher!

Monika Schnarre iampure Anti Aging Night Cream - 60ml - $39.99 - a light and quick penetrating cream that stimulates the production of collagen to aid in building the essential foundation and elasticity needed for the skin to stay healthy and youthful and assumably make you look like a supermodel.


Contains a concentrated Peptide Complex - to stimulate the production of collagen, help in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the skin's elasticity; Algae Extract with Polyglucuronic Acid - to help prevent the defragmentation of collagen and improve the skin's texture and vitality; Argan Oil - which reduces inflammation within the skin, tightens and softens the skin, improves elasticity and repairs free radical damage; and Hyaluronic Acid - to firm and plump, bind moisture within the skin and provide nutrient-rich hydration.

Available at sears.ca, well.ca and iampure.ca
Avon Elements Moisture Boost Night Cream - 50ml - $12.99 -  a hydrating formula great for normal skin with Sea Oak Complex - which holds 10X its weight in water for skin that looks and feels replenished.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
Yves Rocher White Botanical Exceptional Youth Night Cream - 50ml - $56 - with a soft, gel-cream texture that smooths the skin during the night helping it appear renewed and radiant in the morning with the skin brightening properties of liquorice combined with the powerful anti-aging efficacy of white lupin for rapidly visible results - skin is plumped, lines appear smoother, age spots are reduced and skin recovers its youth and radiance.

Available at Yves Rocher stores across Canada and online at www.yvesrocher.ca.
No 7 Lift & Luminate Night Cream - 50ml - $25.99 - with a restoring, replenishing and rich formula that works to help your skin recover from the day and smoothes fine lines, leaving skin soft with a healthy renewed radiance and visibly lifts and firms and as an added bonus, improves the appearance of deep lines in 4 weeks.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

- Lisamarie -