February 28, 2015

mark. Naked Love Bath & Body Collection

mark. Naked Love will have you fresh and clean and smelling great with notes of apricot nectar, white peach, velvet freesia and skin musk with a bath and body collection that includes:

Body Butter - 200ml - $14 - with a super-rich formula that melts right into the skin leaving it looking and feeling soft and moisturized.

Body Wash - 236ml - $12 - with a moisturizing formula to leave skin feeling energized and silky smooth.

Body Mist - 200ml - $14 - adds a hint of scent to the skin while leaving it refreshed and hydrated.

Hand Cream - 100ml - $6 - with a creamy texture and an extra-rich formula that locks in moisture to leave hands feeling soft and silky.

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

- Lisamarie -

February 27, 2015

Fragrant Friday - Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Bamboo

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Bamboo - 50ml EDT - $40, 100ml EDT - $56, 248ml Honey Drops Cream - $27 - a fresh, citrus-green fragrance with top notes of sparkling lemon, bergamot, grapefruit, bamboo scent trek, tamarind tree leaves and galbanum; heart notes of green tea accord, violet leaves, cucumber, syringa scent trek; and base notes of soft musk, white birch, lentisque resin, moss, Italian orris and mate.

This is exactly my kind of fragrance - clean, fresh and citrusy - perfect for closing your eyes and pretending it's spring!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Jean Coutu, Rexall and Hudson's Bay - where you will exclusively fine the 100ml fragrance and body cream.

- Lisamarie -

February 26, 2015

Fave lips and tips from Mary Kay Paradise Calling Spring 2015 Collection - with swatches!

Tired of the cold and craving some colour? Then look no further then Mary Kay Paradise Calling Spring 2015 Collection - full of everything your colour-craved self has been wanting including some fabulous lip and nail colours - since I couldn't pick just one favourite, here they all are:
Lacquered Lip Shine in Exotic Orchid
Lacquered Lip Shine in Sun Baked
Lacquered Lip Shine in Tropical Mandarin
Nail Lacquer in Exotic Orchid
Nail Lacquer in Lagoon
Nail Lacquer in Tropical Mandarin

- Lisamarie -

February 25, 2015

This week I'm obsessed with... Vita Liberata Trystal Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals!

Vita Liberata Trystal Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals - $68 - an oil-free, lightweight, loose mineral bronzing powder that combines an instant pure mineral bronze colour with a long lasting self tanner to create a tan that lasts up to five days - it even comes with a mini luxury kabuki brush for an easy, perfectly-blended, flawless application.

The natural bronzed effect suits all skintones and can be used to contour or provide allover glow. The tan deepens over a four-to-eight hour period and lasts up to five days.

I don't normally bother much with bronzer because I have such a hard time finding a shade that isn't too dark or orange and even when I find a good shade, my skin seems to just love bronzer and eats it up in a couple of hours! So I love the self-tanning aspect of this one. It is a fairly dark shade if you have pale skin so use it with a light hand - by the time my skin has gobbled the bronzer up, the colour that has developed underneath is really quite perfect - and because I prefer a light, healthy glow I only need to apply the bronzer every few days. If you wanted a deeper tan apply the bronzer everyday until you achieve the shade you want and then every few days to maintain it.

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

February 24, 2015

L'Oréal Infallible 2-Step Nail Polish - with swatches!

L'Oréal Infallible 2-Step Nail Polish - $10.99 - in 12 shades: Iconic Indigo, Timeless Taupe, Eternal Grey, Irresistible Bonbon, Infinite Ocean, Keep Magenta, Red Infallible, Forever Mink, Orange Extreme, Petale Revival, Fuchsia For Life, Always A Lady - a hybrid gel-lacquer with a matching tinted top coat that together delivers up to 12 days of colour and shine with a silicon and flex-resin formula that optimizes wear and resists chipping.

I don't love the packaging, it's kind of bulky - but unlike other double sided polishes that have been on the market this one comes apart so you can actually detach the polishes from the holder which helps them take up a lot less space!
Petale Revival
Always A Lady

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 23, 2015

Kiss InstaWave Automatic Curler - for instant curl gratification!

Kiss InstaWave Automatic Curler - $69.96 - a fully automatic curler that instantly creates beautiful, natural long-lasting curls with the touch of a button. Offers ceramic ionic technology for healthy, shiny styling results, two heat settings - low/high and a max temperature of 420 degrees F along with an auto shutoff after 90 minutes. What makes it really nifty is the Curl Dial which allows you to curl to the left or right for versatility and is designed to ensure tangle-free operation.

Available at Walmart stores across Canada.

Not having long enough hair to curl, there's not much I can tell or show you on my head so here's the official tutorial so you can see it in action:

- Lisamarie -

February 21, 2015

Itchy skin gets relief from Avon, Life and Aveeno!

Avon Moisture Therapy Calming Relief Anti-Itch Spray Lotion - 60ml - $10 - infused with collodial oatmeal and menthol for calming, temporary relief of dry, itchy and painful skin.

Available now from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
Life Brand Skin Relieving Moisturizing Lotion - 354ml - $9.99 - specially formulated with shea butter and oat essence to protect and relieve itchy, dry skin with moisturizing that nourishes extra dry skin on contact and lasts all day - to help prevent and temporarily protect chapped, chafed and cracked skin.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment - 8 x 42g - $13.99 - contains 100% pure natural colloidal oatmeal milled into an ultra-fine powder - which when dispersed in water, forms a soothing milky bath that works as a natural cleanser to provide temporary skin protection and relieve irritation and itching due to poison ivy/oak/sumac, rashes, insect bites, and eczema as well as soothing prickly heat, chicken pox, hives or sunburn. It's soap and fragrance free making it gentle enough even for sensitive skin.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -