July 28, 2014

Mascara Monday - my three fave waterproof mascaras from It Cosmetics, Marcelle and Pür Minerals!

'Tis the season for waterproof mascara - between the heat, humidity and rain some element is always trying to find a way to melt the mascara right off my face - which makes waterproof mascara the best thing ever! Here are the three waterproof mascaras in my makeup bag right now - looking at them I realize that there is a common theme in that they all have small brushes - so if you are a small brush lover too then check out:

It Cosmetics Tightline Waterproof Full Lash Length Black Primer Mascara - $24 - a waterproof mascara with a built-in primer and lash enhancing serum containing proteins, biotin, collagen, olive, jojoba, avocado and peptides. You can see the full review and pictures here.

Marcelle Waterproofing Mascara Topcoat - $16.95 - a transparent, water-resistant, paraben free topcoat for mascara that goes on weightless and easily to leave lashes feeling light, supple and ready to take on the wettest and hottest of mascara meltdowns! Perfect for the days that start off chilly so you think you won't need the waterproof mascara but by lunch the city has turned into an oven - just slap a coat of the topcoat on to prevent the mascara from melting off your face! Get the scoop here. 

Pür Minerals Waterproof Big Look Mascara - $23 - takes your lashes to the extreme rain or shine with all-day definition and extreme water resistance. The full review and pictures are here.

- Lisamarie -

Cute Alert - Sephora Wild Thing Kabuki Brush!

Sephora Wild Thing Kabuki Brush - $22.50 - this fluffy, domed, synthetic kabuki brush is imprinted with a limited edition snow leopard pattern and is the perfect tool for buffing, highlighting, and covering, while the short, gold handle makes this brush great for traveling and on-the-go touchups.

Want to keep the animal print theme going in your brushes? Also check out the Call of the Wild Pro Airbrush - $42.50 with a snow leopard print handle for liquid, cream and powder foundations; Creatures of Habit Brush Wrap - $49 - a five piece brush set with a leopard print theme; Gold Den Brush Set - $65 - a four piece brush set with leopard print over luxurious gold handles ; and Rare Find Travel Brush Set - $27.50 - a four piece brush set with a snow leopard theme.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Deep cleaning with a cream from Nip + Fab, Avon Anew and The Body Shop!

Nip + Fab Deep Cleansing Fix - 300ml - $12.95 - a multi-purpose cleansing cream with an uplifting eucalyptus fragrance which melts away make-up and deeply cleanses pores for a clear and fresh complexion. Infused with sweet almond - to nourish and smooth and tea tree oil to cleanse pores. Not only can it be used as a cleanser, but you can also leave it on for 10 minutes as a face mask, apply a thin layer overnight as an intensive hydration treatment or apply a small amount directly onto blemishes as a spot treatment.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Avon Anew Ultimate 7S Cleanser - 125ml - $16 - removes impurities, leaving skin softer, smoother and radiantly clean while boosting essential youth proteins.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter - 90ml - $16 - an indulgent make-up remover for the whole face that gently and efficiently melts away make-up and impurities, leaving skin feeling clean, soft, refreshed and pampered.

Available at The Body Shop and online at www.thebodyshop.ca.

For any of these cleansers I recommend using a muslin cloth (I like the ones from The Body Shop and Eve Lom that you'll find here) to make it much easier to remove then just using your hands and water - or if you have a Clarisonic or similar device that will do the trick!

- Lisamarie -

July 26, 2014

Moisturize your lips with fun products from Softlips, Maybelline and Mary Kay!

Softlips Cube - $4.99 - in Berry Bliss and Vanilla Bean - with lip perfecting technology that delivers 5 lip loving benefits: hydrates - with shea butter to restore moisture; replenishes - with vitamins A, C & E; smoothes - with rich emollients to leave lips silky and soft; protects - with long lasting moisture; and adds shine - for a perfect, radiant finish.

It was only a matter time before someone knocked off the eos balm design - only in a cube instead of round case. There are a few small differences between the two:  the eos formula is all natural, Softlips isn't; there is a lot more choice in flavours with eos; and the Softlips balm adds a bit of a shine so glides on a lot easier then eos does due to it.

Available at major drug, mass and grocery retailers across Canada.
Maybelline Baby Lips Crystal - $4.99 - in 6 shimmery shades: Twinkling Taupe, Mirrored Mauve, Pink Quartz, Crystal Kiss, Gleaming Coral and Beam Of Blush - of reflective colours that are infused with pearls and micro crystal particles for smooth, soft lips with a healthy, natural glow and a hint of colour.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Mary Kay Little Gifts Lip Balm Set - $20 - limited edition set of 3 balms includes Vanilla Berry, Vanilla Mint and Vanilla - with the same great formula as the Satin Lips Balm - perfect for dry, thirsty lips!

Available until November 26th, while supplies last through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't have one you can find one at - www.marykay.ca or 1-866-455-5454.

- Lisamarie -

July 25, 2014

Crazy for CC - Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment!

Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment - 30ml - $45 - in 10 shades that are organized in such a way as to make it really easy to find your skin's match - just decide on your underlying skintone: pink, neutral or golden; and from that series pick the perfect shade:

P = Pink: in 2 shades: Light-Medium and Medium-Deep

N = Neutral (equal parts pink and golden): in 3 shades: Light, Medium, Medium-Deep, Deep and X Deep

G = Golden: in 3 shades: Light-Medium, Medium-Deep and Deep

If you aren't sure what your undertone is, start with the N series - if the shade looks too Pink, find your shade in the Golden undertones. If the shade looks too Yellow, find your shade in the Pink undertones.

This oil-free colour and complexion correcting cream treats, corrects, and protects  skin with buildable coverage and contains natural, retinoid-like ingredients to deliver antiaging benefits without irritation or sun sensitivity; vitamin C to attack hyper-pigmentation and prevent future discolouration; while time-released treatments stimulate cell renewal continuously for eight hours

Available at Murale, Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora.

- Lisamarie -

Fine hair will enjoy conditioning with a foam from Fekkai, Dove and Pantene!

Fekkai Full Blown Volume Lightweight Foam Conditioner - 189g - $24 - a silicone-free bodifying souffle infused with citrus extract and ginseng that conditions fine hair with a light as air foam. The perfect option for fine and thin hair - and it smells amazing - like fruity mint!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Dove Oxygen Moisture Leave-In Foam - 150ml - $7.99 - delicately moisturizes flat, limp hair while adding up to 95% more body and fullness with a flexible hold to keep hair under control all day long.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Pantene Silky Moisture Whip Moisturizer + Styler - 150g - $8.99 - contains a moisture protection complex that acts like hair's natural lipid layer to help leave hair feeling moisturized for up to 48 hours, protect hair from heat styling damage in just one use and regulate hair's natural moisture for silky hair that shines. 

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie - 

Fragrant Friday - Vera Wang Princess Power

The newest edition to the Vera Wang Princess family is meant for girls who are cool and stylish without too much effort:

Vera Wang Princess Power - 50ml EDT - $49 - is for girls who are cool and stylish without too much effort. The fragrance is apparently one of a cheerful spirit, which is projected in its vivid and colorful bottle and packaging.
with top notes of juicy fruits that include notes of pear and raspberry; heart notes of delicate jasmine, exotic frangipani and rainbow rose; and base notes of blonde woods wrapped in vanilla and creamy musk. 

For this edition, the Princess bottle is vibrant and colourful to help project the fragrance's cheerful spirit - and even though I know it's aimed at a much younger consumer, I can't help but love it!

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

- Lisamarie -