September 24, 2016

Make a statement with a necklace from Happiness Boutique, Avon and Banana Republic!

Happiness Boutique Ivory Flowers Statement Necklace - $39 - with a zinc bronze chain that is complemented by ivory flowers and lots of sparkle.

The annoying reasons that I don't usually like to mail order from other countries don't exist here - standard shipping is free, it arrives within a couple of weeks and prices on the website are in Canadian so I don't have to do mental calculations trying to figure out what the actual price is. There's also a generous reward program making it easy to earn free jewelry and other fun gifts!

Check it out yourself at www.happinessboutique.com.
Avon Layers Of Fun Statement Necklace - $29.99 - with luxe looking black and goldtone beads - 46 cm L with a 9 cm extender.

Available now from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
Banana Republic Ribbon Collar Necklace - $74 - glamourous sparkle that is the perfect piece to dress up a boring neckline - made from zinc, steel, brass, glass and ribbon with a lobster clasp.

Available at Banana Republic stores across Canada and online at www.bananarepublic.ca.

- Lisamarie -

September 23, 2016

Phyto Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Cream

Phyto Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Cream - 100ml - $48 - a luxurious, nourishing, leave-in, ultra-fluid cream styler with an instantly absorbed texture meant for those with ultra-dry, brittle and damaged hair of all types that deeply nourishes, regenerates, and protects hair to increase its smoothness, shine, strength and manageability.

The lightweight formula combines the repairing power of botanical keratin - which consists of 18 amino acids derived from wheat, corn and soy, that perfectly imitates the natural keratin found in hair and works to fill the gaps in the cortex - along with the nourishing properties of sapote butter and baobab oil to instantly reveal radiantly healthy hair while preventing breakage, dryness and frizz to help hair regain its softness and suppleness.

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - The 7 Virtues Lisa Ray Jasmine of India

The 7 Virtues introduces their sixth fragrance which is also their very first celebrity fragrance:

The 7 Virtues Lisa Ray Jasmine of India - 50ml EDP - $70 - with notes of orange blossom, cardamom, ginger, frankincense and myrrh blended with the exotic jasmine flower.

As you know by now, I'm not a fan of floral scents but there is so much spiciness to this one that I wouldn't peg it a straight floral at all so I'm a fan!

If I didn't love it for the scent, I have to say I would still love it for the message - the inspiration for all The 7 Virtues fragrances is to support farmers in nations rebuilding, having helped farmers in Haiti, Afghanistan, the Middle East and Rwanda, this time they wanted to do their part to contribute to India, realizing it is home to the world's largest group living in poverty - so this one is helping the Jasmine farmers of India with every bottle.

Lisa Ray was a natural choice for a partner in the latest fragrance due to her only philanthropic ventures - having been recognized as a "Woman of Action" by the Israel Cancer Research Fund and participating in numerous charitable efforts including ProjectEleven27, an initiative spearheaded by designer Laura Siegal to support ethical practices int he garment industry and honour the garment factory workers who perished in Bangledesh.

Available now exclusively at Hudson's Bay stores across Canada and online at thebay.com and the7virtues.com.

- Lisamarie -

September 22, 2016

Live Clean Vanilla Oatmeal

Live Clean has harnessed the soothing powers of oatmeal in two new products that are not only great for sensitive skin, but also smell amazing! With their 98% plant derived, sulfate, phosphate, silicone, dye and paraben free formulas that are completely vegan you are sure to fall in love with:

Live Clean Vanilla Oatmeal Soothing Liquid Hand Soap - 500ml - $4.99 - gently cleanses as it softens and moisturizes so hands feel soft and silky smooth with a formula enriched with vitamin E, panthenol, certified organic botanicals of vanilla and chamomile and oatmeal - for its natural healing and anti-oxidant properties that are ideal for sensitive skin and repetitive hand-washing.

Live Clean Vanilla Oatmeal Soothing Body Wash - 500ml - $6.99 - is formulated to gently cleanse and soothe dry skin with certified organic botanicals of vanilla and chamomile combined with oatmeal to deeply penetrate and deliver superior softening and moisturizing care. 

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, London Drugs, amazon.ca and well.ca.

- Lisamarie -

NARS Velvet Lip Glide - with swatches!

NARS Velvet Lip Glide - $34 - in 13 shades named after the iconic venues and new attitude that emerged from the sexual revolution of the ‘70s: Stripped - beige pink, No. 54 - raspberry red, Unlaced - nude pink, Le Palace - deep cherry red, Playpen - pink coral, Unspeakable - garnet, Bound - rose pink, Toy - deep aubergine, Danceteria - fuchsia, Area - rich chestnut, La Main Bleue - rich berry, Deviant - deep burgundy, Mineshaft - poppy red - a hybrid lip colour that combines the fluidity and effortlessness of a gloss with the coverage and comfort of a lipstick instantly delivering saturated colour with sensorial comfort. The formula contains an oil infusion complex that allows for a smooth-glide effect while the new doe foot applicator offers a plush application delivering effortlessly nourished lips and intense colour.
Danceteria
No. 54

I'm more of a gloss girl then a lipstick girl so liquid lipsticks are the perfect hybrid for me - all the shininess and application control of a gloss with the pigmentation of a lipstick - I love how rich the colours of these are and the smell is amazing - I can't quite decide what it is so I'm going with cake batter!

Available at Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom and Murale and online at  www.narscosmetics.com.

- Lisamarie -

September 21, 2016

Eye Love Wednesday - Foreo IRIS Illuminating Eye Massager

Foreo IRIS Illuminating Eye Massager - $159 - helps reduce the appearance of undereye puffiness, eye bags, dark circles, crow’s feet, and fine lines and wrinkles. It rejuvenates the eye contour by incorporating alternating T-sonic technology to deliver a gentle, yet effective massage to the eye area, smoothing away visible signs of aging and fatigue while improving the absorption of eye creams and serums.

It has 8 speeds with a built-in timer so you don't overuse and is made from nonporous material which resists bacteria build up so you don't have to worry about rubbing a germy device all over your eyeballs. Taking it through airport security might be challenging and slightly embarrassing though... "honest officer, it's for my eyes"!...

Available now at Murale stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette!

Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette - $51 - A collection of chic, easy to use eye and cheek palettes filled with neutral, one-swipe eye and cheek colors that work with individual skintones to achieve a more balanced and overall harmonious look.

With a choice of four distinct palettes that house five eye shadows and two blushes in matte, shimmer, and pearl finishes that are customizable to create the look or looks you want.


Big shocker, I am a fan of the Fair/Light palette which includes:
Eye shades: Alluring - soft pale pink, Breathtaking - soft neutral white, Passionate - champagne pearl, Dynamic - soft taupe, Glamorous - warm chocolate brown
Blush shades: Romantic - soft pale pink, Playful - soft rose pink.

Other palettes include:

Light/Medium palette:
Eye shades: Artistic - neural beige, Dazzling - vanilla, Ambitious - midtone brown with gold pearl, Spontaneous - brown with berry undertones, Mischievous - black brown
Blush shades: Charming - true cool pink, Angelic - neutral warm rose.

Medium/Tan palette:
Eye shades: Curious - soft nude, Captivating- (neutral champagne, Daring - deep rose with gold pearl, Feisty - mid-tone red brown, Magnetic - deep plum
Blush shades: Inspiring - coral brown, Mysterious - neutral peach.

Tan/Deep palette:
Eye shades: Imaginative - peach, Brilliant - wheat, Adventurous - copper, Flirty - deep warm brown, Mesmerizing - black
Blush shades: Vibrant - deep peach, Witty - brick red.

What's really cool is you can use more than one palette depending on the look you want. Choose the palette closest to your skintone for a natural or day look, or go one level up for a more dramatic or evening look.

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -