October 19, 2014

30 Days of BCA - Day 19 - Jo Malone London Red Roses Cologne

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when all our favourite brands will be coming out with special edition products that in some way, will benefit charities associated with the disease.

A great thing all on its own - add in that many of the products will be pink and you've got something well worth talking about!

Be sure to come back everyday at 11:30am when we will be featuring a new BCA product!

Jo Malone London Red Roses Cologne - 100ml - $135 - the essence of modern romance with a voluptuous blend of seven of the world's most exquisite roses along with crushed violet leaves and a hint of lemon -  for a suprisingly clean and sheer fragrance that unfolds like a bouquet of freshly cut flowers.

Jo Malone London is making a $40,000 donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and your purchase supports and raises awareness for the BCA Campaign. 

Available exclusively at Holt Renfrew

- Lisamarie -

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October 18, 2014

30 Days of BCA - Day 18 - Estée Lauder Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when all our favourite brands will be coming out with special edition products that in some way, will benefit charities associated with the disease.

A great thing all on its own - add in that many of the products will be pink and you've got something well worth talking about!

Be sure to come back everyday at 11:30am when we will be featuring a new BCA product!

Estée Lauder Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact - $138 - is an intricately detailed, hand-crafted compact  containing a refillable Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder - which contains a special ingredient blend that diffuses light for a flawless coverage and a luminous finish.

Not only will you look stylish as you powder your nose but you will feel great as 20% of the retail price of every Dream Compact will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Available now at Holt Renfrew, Hudson's Bay Yorkdale and online at www.esteelauder.ca until June 30, 2015 while supplies last.

- Lisamarie -

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October 17, 2014

Eczema help is at hand (as well as the rest of you) with A-Derma, RoC and Aveeno!

October is National Eczema Awareness Month, so what better time for some tips and products to help soothe those dry, itchy patches of skin that are so itchy and embarrassing!

Much as we love a hot shower, it is better to take warm baths instead as they are less drying. Using a very gentle cleanser that maintains the skin’s barrier is important - and here's a great one that you can also use as a bubble bath in your warm bath since it foams:

A-Derma Exomega Emollient Foaming Gel - 500ml - $26 - a cleansing gel for the face and body with Rhealba Oat Plantlets that gently cleanses, soothes and protects atopic and very dry skin. Can be used on babies, children and adults.

Available at drugstores across Canada.

After bathing, pat the skin dry, don't rub with a towel and apply a highly nourishing and moisturizing product - ingredients to look for include shea butter and glycerin - and get it on right away while skin is still damp to lock in moisture. A great choice that meets this criteria is:
RoC Enydrial Moisturising Body Lotion - 200ml - $24 - formulated to compensate for deficiencies in dry skin by bringing much needed moisturisers and lipids to the skin with an emollient complex of glycerine and shea butter which helps to restore hydration levels; creates a protective barrier with mineral oil extracts to prevent excessive evaporation of moisture; and soothes and protects skin from discomfort with bisabolol, allantoin and panthenol.

Available at drugstores and online at well.ca.


Aveeno also makes a whole range of products great for dry and eczema prone skin. I get eczema which flares up mostly on my hands, a common place for people to suffer from it due to frequent hand washing and exposure to chemicals - which makes moisturizing the hands regularly especially important as it will help to replenish the skin's natural moisture barrier which can help keep eczema under control. Which is why I love:

Aveeno Eczema Care Hand Cream - 71ml - a fragrance-free, non-greasy cream that helps to soothe red and irritated dry skin with Active Naturals Colloidal Oatmeal and also contains humectants - to attract and retain moisture; and ceramides to strengthen the skin's moisture barrier to aid in the prevention and recurrence - for skin that feels moisturized, even after washing hands.

Available now at food, drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

30 Days of BCA - Day 17 - Causemetics

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when all our favourite brands will be coming out with special edition products that in some way, will benefit charities associated with the disease.

A great thing all on its own - add in that many of the products will be pink and you've got something well worth talking about!

Be sure to come back everyday at 11:30am when we will be featuring a new BCA product!

Causemetics is the collaborative fundraising brand of a group of like-minded Canadian, all-natural beauty  companies who have each designated one of their products to shed its identity and be rebranded with a new shared identity for the purpose of fundraising for a common cause - the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund.

Participating companies and products include: Graydon Green Cream - $29, Evoke Perfume - $55, Lovefresh Natural Deodorant - $15, Ella's Botanicals Skin Soother - $20, Sappho Lip Gloss - $22, Province Apothecary Makeup Remover - $42, Sigrid First Aid Salve - $39.95, Cocoon Apothecary Serum - $48, Pure + Simple Minimalist Lotion - $49.95, Consonant Skincare Body Soap - $12, Schaf Moisturizer - $45 

For each product sold, a portion of the proceeds ($4 to $10 as marked on the package) will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund to help relieve the financial toll of breast cancer – today. 

Available now online at www.cbcsf.ca, www.well.ca, www.causemetics.ca and at Green Beauty Spa in Toronto

- Lisamarie -

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Fragrant Friday - Vera Wang Forever Vera

Vera Wang Forever Vera - 30ml EDP - $49, 50ml EDP - $78 - a fragrance meant to make a woman feel beautiful in her own skin with an exotic blend of top notes of Brazilian gardenia, white peach and coconut water; heart notes of iris and lilac flowers spiced with drops of rum; and a base which is a creamy union of musk, sandalwood and tonka notes.

The fragrance is super-feminine which makes it a great match for the elegant bottle of hammered glass with elegant silver rope detail - it reminds me of something you would find on an old-fashioned dressing table!


Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart and London Drugs stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

October 16, 2014

Anna Sui Fall 2014 Makeup Collection

You can always count on Anna Sui for the best packaging ever and I really think she's outdone herself this time with the fall collection - especially the lipsticks which come in a gorgeous translucent casing topped with a flower and a shooting star shaped lipstick bullet - really too pretty to use!

Lipstick V - $29 - in 10 of the brightest shades ever released: 300, 301, 301, 303, 400, 401, 402, 600, 601, 700 - with the ultimate in hydrating power that leaves behind a rich colour that lasts all day long. Formulated with fix oil - to create a cosmetic film leaving pigment clinging to the lips all day long; melting moist oil - that melts at body temperature and provides a smooth application with an intense burst of moisture; light glossy oil - for a beautiful shine finish to makes lips appear fuller and plumped; rose anina fruit extract - to moisturize and keep lips hydrated; safflower extract - to promote blood circulation; and grape seed oil and olive fruit oil - for an emollient effect.

Lipstick M - $29 - in 3 shades that are a blend of two colours in a stunning marble pattern: 370, 371, 770 - a glossy mix that changes colour every time it is applied offering a fresh, new look. Formulated with clear sliding powder and melting oil - to create a smooth texture for easy application; fix oil - for vibrant pigments and incredible holding power; moist oil - to keep lips hydrated; safflower extract - to promote blood circulation; and rosa canina fruit oil, grape seed oil and olive fruit oil - for an emollient effect.
Creamy Foundation Primer - $42 - with a creamy texture that diffuses light and conceals pores as well as moisturizes to leave skin feeling replenished with a smooth flawless finish.
Loose Powder Foundation - $48 - in 7 shades: 100, 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203 - a fine-textured powder that lightly blends into the skin to even out tone and make pores appear less visible for skin that stays moisturized and glowing with a long lasting finish.
Rose Cheek Colour - $36 - in 6 shades: 100, 300, 301, 303, 400, 602 - in new packaging that includes four bright vivid and pastel colours combined to mix and blend your own perfect shade and the different textures and shades within one compact are proportionally designed for colouring, shading, contouring and highlighting.

Protective Lip Gloss - $28 - in 9 shades: 200, 300, 301, 302, 303, 400, 600, 700, 701 - provides brilliant colour and shine with an ultra-moisturizing formula and rich creamy texture that creates a lip plumping effect.
Glittering Lip Gloss - $28 - in 12 shades: 001, 300, 301, 303, 304, 305, 400, 600, 601, 700, 701, 702 - long lasting colour for light, refreshing and hydrating results with a translucent base and sparkly finish.

Available now at select Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and PJC stores across Canada as well as Hudson's Bay stores at Yorkdale, Sherway Gardens, Queen Street and Downtown Vancouver.

- Lisamarie -

30 Days of BCA - Day 16 - Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Promise

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month when all our favourite brands will be coming out with special edition products that in some way, will benefit charities associated with the disease.

A great thing all on its own - add in that many of the products will be pink and you've got something well worth talking about!

Be sure to come back everyday at 11:30am when we will be featuring a new BCA product!

Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Promise - $23 - a limited edition and exclusive shade of pink created for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation - for a vibrant wash of gorgeous colour that's never sticky.

Smashbox will donate $5 from the purchase  price to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Available at smashbox.com until November 30th while supplies last.
 

- Lisamarie -




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