August 30, 2016

Mornings made easy with IDC Regen Express Perfection!

IDC (Integral Dermo Correction) Regen Express Perfection - 30ml - $59.95 - a tinted multi-benefit moisturizer for that face, eyes and neck that combines correction, hydration, protection and coverage in a single, easy step - so you can say goodbye to your concealer, pressed powder and foundation and save time every morning.

With multi benefits that help target different areas to achieve different results. For the face it helps to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, firmness, evenness, radiance and hydration; for the eyes it helps improve wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles and firmness; and for the neck it helps with wrinkles, firmness and dark spots.

Formulated with patented REGEN-16 technology -  composed with beneficial ingredients that work on the signs of chronological aging; Matlake Opa - a natural, soft-focus pigment derived from opal that helps deliver correction by scattering light to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, diminish shine and make skin flaws less visible; Photolite - a smart photochromic pigment capable of adapting colour to surrounding light, for a natural-looking complexion in winter and summer, both day and night; and  100% mineral sun filter SPF 15 sun protection that helps provide broad spectrum coverage from UVA+UVB rays.

There are a few things to really love about this product, not the least of which is it will save you a ton of time in the morning by not having to slather on multiple products! If you have oily to combination skin you really won't need to use another moisturizer although dry skins might need a bit more of a boost. The tint self-adjusts for light to medium skin tones (but won't work on darker skin). And I really love that it's made in Canada! The only downside is the SPF15 which isn't nearly enough protection - but this small issue can easily be solved with a layer of another IDC product - IDC SPF 50 Facial Sun Protection Creme - 50ml - $29.50 - a water-resistant, hypoallergenic cream that protects skin without clogging the pores that is fragrance, aluminum and paraben free.

Available now at and

- Lisamarie -

Formula X #ColorCurators: Makeup By Rose XOXO Edition - Nail Color Collection - with swatches!

 Formula X #ColorCurators: Makeup By Rose XOXO Edition Nail Color - $16 - in 3 romantic shades curated by makeup artist, beauty blogger, and singer-songwriter, Rose Siard of the blog Makeup By Rose XOXO that were inspired by her true loves: makeup, music, and her guitarist-husband Ben. That offer up to 10 days of gel-like wear and shine.
Puffin! - rich mink gray
Mahhvelous Rose - rosy mauve
Acoustic Dreams - dramatic chocolate burgundy

Part of #ColorCurators, a first-of-its-kind collaboration featuring 10 of the hottest stars in beauty, fashion, and wellness who have teamed up with Formula X to express their signature style through customized nail colors. Each month, one color curator will reveal three limited-edition shades —each inspired by their own passion and lifestyle - to tell an empowering story through color.

Available now for a limited time at Sephora and

- Lisamarie -

August 29, 2016

Discover the gold standard in anti-aging with Avon Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance!

Avon Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance offers a line of luxurious skin care products formulated with the exclusive celluvive complex to virtually transform the look of multiple signs of aging for 10 remarkable results including: smooth texture; skin clarity; even skin tone; fine lines and deep wrinkles look reduced; moisturization; natural volume; resilience; reduced look of discolourations; firmness; and lifted looking skin.

Available in the collection:

Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 25 - 50g - $39 - moisturizes while protecting skin to prevent further signs of aging due to sun exposure.

Night Cream - 50g - $39 - with an ultra-moisturizing formula designed to make skin look like it has new life come morning.

Eye System including 15g Cream - used twice a day and 2.5g Elixir - used in the evening with the cream - $39.

Available now from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at

- Lisamarie -

Paul & Joe X Looney Tunes X Tom & Jerry Fall 2016 Limited Edition Collection

Paul & Joe partners with beloved characters from Looney Tunes & Tom and Jerry to play out their slapstick comedy on the cases of super-cute customizable makeup items.

Paul & Joe Lipstick Case WB - $7.00 - in 001 Tom and Jerry; 002 Looney Tunes; and 003 Looney Tunes

Paul & Joe Compact WB -  $8.00 - compatible with powder blush, creamy blush and eye color trio - makeup is made fun with three limited edition case designs:

001 Tom and Jerry - in this original Paul & Joe Beaté design, Tom lures Jerry with cheese and tries to catch him using the face powder case.

002 Looney Tunes - this design features Sylvester trying to capture Tweety, with Paul & Joe Beauté’s Chrysanthemum motif as the background.

003 Looney Tunes - featuring a design  in which Sylvester appears plotting to catch Tweety who is hiding behind the bushes.
Paul & Joe Pressed Face Powder Case WB - $10.00 - Available in two different designs: 001 Tom and Jerry - Jerry applies Paul & Joe makeup on Tom and 002 Looney Tunes - Tweety stands alone with Paul & Joe Beaté’s Chrysanthemum motif in the background.

Available now at and at the below Shoppers Drug Mart beautyBOUTIQUE locations:

Toronto/GTA, ON:

2223 Bloor Street West
5576 Yonge Street
2345 Yonge Street
9350 Yonge Street, Hillcrest Mall, Richmond Hill
220 Yonge Street, Toronto Eaton Center
Marie Labatte Rd –CF Shops at Don Mills (Murale)

Montreal, QC:
1122 Rue Sainte Catherine Ouest
1 Place Ville Marie (Murale) - September

Ottawa, ON:

50 Rideau Street, Rideau Centre

Vancouver, BC:

748 Burrard Street
3020 West Broadway
6060 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond Centre
West 41St Avenue, Oakridge Mall (Murale) – September

Calgary, AB:

6455 Macleod Trails South Unit 24, Chinook Mall

Rocky View, AB:

Crossiron Blvd, Crossiron Mills Outlet Mall

St. John’s, NL:

390 Topsail Rd - September

- Lisamarie -

August 27, 2016

Caryl Baker Visage Enchanted Fall 2016 Collection

This fall, Caryl Baker Visage presents Enchanted, an Alice In Wonderland inspired limited edition collection that takes you through the looking glass to a palette of veiled pales and vivid hues.
Powder Eyeshadow - $18 - in 6 softly pigmented shades: Pixie - soft frosted cream, Zephyr - shimmering pale dusty-rose, Raven - deep slate with mauve undertones, Mist - matte smoky lilac, Dreamy - light peachy with a pinky soft sheen, Ambrosia - deep iridescent merlot - with a triple-milled lightweight texture that glides on smoothly and evenly.
Powder Blush - $22.50 - in Once Upon A Dream - soft bronze with a subtle sheen and Wonderland - cool matte pinky-rose - with a triple-milled lightweight texture that glides on smoothly and evenly.
Matte Liquid Lipstick - $24 - in 3 shades: Eternal - matte medium deep-berry, Ever After - matte red, Euphoria - matte nude - with rich, high-impact colour that glides on smoothly for a velvety matte finish and vitamin E and beeswax to protect and moisturize.
Lipstick - $18.50 - in 3 shades: Woodlands - soft coppery fawn, Twig - neutral pinky-brown, Storybook - deep berry-wine - in a moisturizing formula containing vitamin E - for protection and moisture; and shea butter and avocado oil - for for comfort and nutrition.
Ultimate Lip Liner - $18.50 - in 3 highly-pigmented shades: Ravishing - rich warm nude, Inspiration - warm coppery-brown, Winery - deep berry-wine - with long-wearing, true colour that won't feather or bleed.

Available now until October 16th at Caryl Baker Visage Face Spas and online at

- Lisamarie -

August 26, 2016

Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute brings new life to dry, wavy, curly hair!

The new Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute line for dry, wavy curly hair delivers 4x more defined, natural curls and provides five key benefits for all curl needs including: improved manageability; quenched dryness; smoothness; strength; and nourishment.

The formulas are infused with Buriti Oil, a precious oil derived from the fruit of the Buriti Tress in Brazil which is known to be rich in Omega 9 and nutrients to provide a nourished, smooth finish helping to achieve softer, nourished, more defined natural curls with every wash.

Available in the collection:

Ultra Nourishing Shampoo - 250ml - $8.99 -  gently cleanses curly hair, leaving it feeling soft and smooth with a nourishing formula that leaves hair strengthened from the core.

Ultra Nourishing Conditioner - 250ml - $8.99 -  absorbs effortlessly into the hair and increases manageability of curls for a smooth finish. Naturally curly hair is revived and strengthened from the core.

Supreme Creme Serum - 97ml - $10.99 -  a fast-absorbing, lightweight and creamy leave-in nourishing treatment serum that contains high levels of glycerin to penetrate and nourish - that can be used on wet or dry hair.

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

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Burberry My Burberry Black

Burberry My Burberry Black - 50ml EDP - $102, 90ml EDP - $138 - an intense and sensual interpretation of the original My Burberry with a sweet and inviting candied twist with a top note of sun-drenched jasmine flower; an iconic heart of candied rose and peach nectar; and a deep and captivating base of rich amber patchouli rounds off the scent, for a deep and captivating finish.

This is much more to my taste then the original - it has more of a sexy feel without being overly floral and I love the elegant looking rich, amber-coloured glass bottle with a dark horn-finish cap and black gabardine ribbon which can be made even more distinctive with your initials - monogramming is available at select stores where they will personalize your bottle with up to three initials!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Hudson's Bay, Sephora, Nordstrom, Murale, Sears, Jean Coutu, Uniprix, Familiprix and Brunet.

- Lisamarie -