October 23, 2014

Pillow Proof your hair in 3 easy steps with Redken and a Contest!

You go to a lot of work to make your hair look great and then have to turn around and do it all over again the next day after an overnight of zzzz's wreaks your 'do. Not so if you follow these 3 easy steps to a pillow proof blow dry:

First, prime with:

Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer - 170ml - $24.95 - reduces blow dry time while protecting from heat up to 450 degrees and amplifying the benefits of styling products.

Second, style with any Redken styling product to create the result you are looking for, I like:

Redken Hot Sets 22 Thermal Setting Mist - 150ml - $30.95 - locks in lasting control, shine and staying power when styling with hot tools. Provides a crisp hold when styling with a curling iron or hot rollers while protecting from heat damage.

Third, extend your look with:

Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender - 153ml - $24.95 - extends the life of any blow dry and eliminates oil with no residue.

and every great style starts with a great wash like the brand new:

Redken Color Extend Magnetics Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner - 300ml/250ml - $18.95/$19.95 - cares for your coloured hair with next generation hair colour care technology - IPN and Charge-Attract Complex deliver charged amino-ions that are attracted to the hair fiber to help seal in colour to make sure that hair colour is secured with maximum vibrancy and alluring shine.

Now that you've heard all about it you want it all right? So have it! Read on to win...

This contest is open to all our Canadian followers and it's very easy to enter, just leave a comment letting us know that you follow through Google Friend Connect, Bloglovin' or Facebook Networked Blogs (if you aren't a follower you can do that now - sign up buttons are in the right sidebar).

1 entry for following and letting us know what your fave Redken product is or the one you would like to most try?

And for extra entries:
Follow @Beautycrazedcan on Twitter and tweet the contest
Follow @RedkenCanada on Twitter and tweet the contest
Like Burt's Bees on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RedkenCanada

If you prefer not to leave your info on a public post, please leave a post saying you want to enter and then e-mail your info to info@beautycrazed.ca, please put "Redken contest" in the subject line. Remember to leave the post or you name won't actually end up in the draw! Winner to be decided by random drawing and you have until November 7th to enter. Good Luck!

- Lisamarie -

30 Days of BCA - Day 23 - Estée Lauder Modern Muse Solid Perfume 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 Modern Muse Solid Perfume Compact - $55 - a lush woody fragrance with an innovative dual-impression structure that features two contrasting aspects: Sparkling Jasmine Accord and Sleek Woods Accord in a limited edition solid perfume compact.

100% of the retail price of the 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 -

And don't miss out on the other great days:


Avon Matte Finish Ultra Color Lipstick - with swatches!

Avon Matte Finish Ultra Color Lipstick - $10 - in 6 shades: Matte Nude, Matte Berry, Matte Fuchsia, Matte Ruby, Matte Melon and Matte Amethyst - has an innovative formula with renewable pigments that delivers rich, sophisticated colour while stile maintaining a moisturizing feel that is very comfortable on the lips.
Matte Berry
Matte Amethyst

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

- Lisamarie -

October 22, 2014

Eye Love Wednesday - Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix Eye

Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix Eye - 10ml - $14.95 - a rich and stimulating eye cream that defends against the look of fatigue by targeting the eye area to brighten and reduce the look of tiredness.

Contains Bee Venom - to control the facial muscles, increase blood circulation to gently plump out and firm the skin and fill and smooth fine lines and wrinkles; Propolis Extract - an antiseptic  anti-oxidant that is a great skin healer; Cocoa Butter - for moisture and elasticity; Shea Butter - to strengthen skin and repair damage; Tegocosmo - a skin brightener that helps fade age spots; and Elestan - for firmness and elasticity.

The formula feels rich but isn't heavy on the skin so you just need the tiniest amount to still receive  maximum benefits!

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

- Lisamarie -

30 Days of BCA - Day 22 - Origins Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm

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!

Origins Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm in Berry Splash - $20 - a soothing, high shine, subtly tinted balm created with nature's cocktail of hydrating agents including Ximeria Americana Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil for comforting hydration; nourishing Orange Peel Wax and Wheat Germ Extract form a protective barrier; while Aloe Vera helps soothe parched, dehydrated lips.

$3.50 from the purchase price of each balm will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Available now at Hudson's Fay, Sephora, select Shoppers Drug Mart stores and online at www.origins.ca until December 31st, while supplies last.

- Lisamarie -

And don't miss out on the other great days:

This week I'm obsessed with... Chamilia Love You To Death Skull Charm!

Seeing as it's almost Halloween, this is the one time of the year that my love for all things skull-like doesn't seem so macabre. When you throw in heart shaped eyes and nose along with sparkle, anyone has to admit that creepy becomes adorable - as it does with:

Chamilia by Swarovski Group Love You To Death Skull Charm - $45 - .925 sterling silver with Swarovski crystal accents.

Or if you're more of an earring girl, you can pick those up for $40!

Available at retail partners worldwide and online - go to www.chamilia.com to find a location near you or to order. 

- Lisamarie -

October 21, 2014

Repair hair with a serum from L'Oréal Professionnel, Sally Hershberger and Kerastase!

L'Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Sealing Repair Lipidium Double Serum - 30ml - $27 - a reconstructing, split end sealing blend of serum and cream for very damaged hair. With an advanced formula enriched with a lipidium complex containing a resurfacing ceramide - to replenish, lock in essential nutrients and coat hair against new aggressions.

Available at L'Oréal Professionnel salons across Canada -  find one near you at www.lorealprofessionnel.ca.
Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Spray Serum - 50ml - $12.99  -penetrates hair to deliver a weightless mist of shine and targeted conditioning. Contains Smart Keratin - to target damage and spot treat with deep conditioning and Pro-Vitamin B5 - to condition and strengthen hair while providing a weightless boost of moisture for smooth hair that has a high gloss, weightless shine with flexibility and movement.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Kérastase Cristalliste Cristal Sculpt Dual Sculpting Serum - 30ml - $42 - with dual-action effectiveness that includes a serum to repair the hair and a gloss to make it beautifully shiny. Enriched with AHA which helps strengthen interior hair fibers, leaving hair hydrated and illuminated, with a healthy mirror like glossy glow.

 Available now  at Kérastase salons across Canada and online at kerastase.ca.

- Lisamarie -