February 20, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Collections by MesmorEyes

Collections by MesmorEyes - $12.99 - hand knotted and feathered from 100% sterilized human hair with comfort band technology that make lashes comfortable to wear.

Each collection contains 3 sets of lash styles: Day - natural, Play - fun and Night - dramatic - available for three unique eye shapes:

Almond Eyes - the most common shape can be identified as the eye shape with equal proportions of white around the iris, and the irises disappear into the upper and lower eyelids.

Round Eyes - these eyes have a visibly rounded shape and are circular in their appearance with more visible white area and a great deal more lid area visible.

Monolid Eyes - is usually identified by one continuous lid that shows no visible socket line and a brow bone that is often less defined.

Available at select Guardian, IDA, Pharmasave and Value Drug Mart stores across Canada as well as online at amazon.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Indeed Labs Bakuchiol Reface Pads!

Get all the joy and benefits of retinol without worrying about the crappy side effects like dryness, photosensitivity and irritation - thanks to a natural retinoid alternative in a very convenient form:

Indeed Labs Bakuchiol Reface Pads - 30 pads - $19.99 - with a unique combination of high performance ingredients that increase collagen production, hydrate, brighten, reduce fine lines, help with acne and promote improved skin tone and texture in a formulation that works for all skin types.

What sort of wondrous formula can do all that? Just a combination of proven ingredients including:

Bakuchiol - a plant-derived powerhouse ingredient that increases cell turnover, restores skin elasticity and reduces acne, multiple signs of ageing, roughness, dryness as well as fine lines and
wrinkles while it improves skin tone, hydration, firmness, radiance and brightness;

SymSave H - provides antioxidant and soothing properties;

Allantoin - prevents itchy or flaky skin and allows skin to hold in more moisture as well as being an effective anti-irritant and providing skin calming benefits;

Niacinamide - brightens complexion, reduces wrinkles, reduces water loss, improves elasticity and fights inflammation while improving barrier function. Discolouration is diminished and skin tone and texture is revived. It also helps regulate the sebum content of the skin and the anti-inflammatory activity, both of which are essential for anti-acne care.

With a retinol I would normally recommend you use it at night to avoid sun sensitivity but that won't be an issue with this one so use it morning and/or night - your choice - no need to worry, just enjoy the noticeable and lasting results!
Available exclusively at select Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at indeedlabs.com.

- Lisamarie -

February 19, 2019

OPI Tokyo Spring/Summer 2019 Collection - with swatches!

Discover the vibrant, trendsetting city of Tokyo with the Tokyo Collection by OPI. Inspired by the city’s balance of rich tradition and nature with fashion-forward style and ultra-modern cityscapes, this palette features a variety of colors that evoke the energy and creativity of Tokyo.

Featuring 12 new shades in classic Nail Lacquer, Long-Wear Infinite Shine and GelColor formulas:

Rice Rice Baby - be a nice baby and experience this mauve-lous shade.
Another Ramen-tic Evening - enjoy a kiss of dusty rose with your favorite bowl and beau.
Arigato From Tokyo - thank you from the bottom of our OPI hearts.
Hurry-juku Get This Color - better be berry quick! This shade promises to be berry hot.
All Your Dreams in Vending Machines - an electric pink that delivers instant glamification.
Samurai Breaks a Nail - OPI to the rescue! A cutting-edge color to leave your nails looking sharp.
How Does Your Zen Garden Grow? - now and then you gotta go Zen with this luscious lime green.
I’m on a Sushi Roll - your manicure is hungry for this color.
Suzi-san Climbs Fuji-san - Mt. Fuji is calling, so fill your backpack with this new essential emerald.
Tempura-ture is Rising! - get out of the heat and into a salon to experience this cool new orange!
Kanpai OPI! - periwinkle Blue and Grey team up to make your day. Cheers!
Chopstix and Stones - ...may break my bones but this shade will never hurt me!

Available now with Nail Lacquers retailing for $13.30 each and Infinite Shine colors for $16.40 each  at Professional Salons, as well as Beauty Brands, beautybrands.com, Chatters, Dillard’s, Hudson’s Bay, Regis, Sally Beauty, ULTA, ulta.com and Amazon Beauty via Amazon.com. GelColor is an in-salon professional service only.

- Lisamarie -

February 18, 2019

Hydrate, brighten and restore with Physicians Formula Skin Booster Vitamin Shots!

Physicians Formula Skin Booster Vitamin Shot - 30ml - $16.99 - deliver a daily dose of beneficial vitamins to prep skin and leave it glowing and nourished. Each formula features a proprietary blend and hydrogel encapsulation technology to deliver effective results.

Available in three unique formulas to address different skin concerns:

Brightening Boost - offers radiance and brightness to dull skin with a custom serum blend containing brightening vitamin C, dark spot reducing licorice and complexion improving vitamin B3 - that targets uneven skin tone and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots for brighter and more radiant-looking skin.

Hydrating Boost - for a hydrated glow with a custom serum blend that challenges dryness and dehydration while providing instant moisture and vitamins to the skin with vitamin E, soothing aloe vera and hyaluronic acid - leaving dry skin moisturized and glowing.

Time-Restoring Boost - for a youthful-looking glow with a custom serum blend that helps to visibly reduce signs of aging while tackling skin's dullness, wrinkles and loss of elasticity with vitamin A, firming red algae and elasticity restoring vegan collagen - revealing a youthful, glowing complexion.

Apply single formulas directly to skin for a quick skin pick-me-up or be your own mixologist and layer together for a customized regimen that tackles every skin need.

I like how light and weightless the formulas feel which means that during hotter times of the year I can wear them alone or when colder (now) they go easily under moisturizer.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 15, 2019

Test Driving - InfinitiPro by Conair 3Q Straightener

InfinitiPro by Conair 3Q Straightener - $119.99 - provides super-fast styling thanks to 1 inch plates that heat up to 455 degrees F within 30 seconds, lasting smoothness with 100% more ion generation that actively eliminates static and tames frizz for exceptional shine. The luxurious black titanium plates give ultimate glide for effortless smoothing and the electroplated plates enhance heat conductivity for soft, manageable hair while advanced CeraTherm technology gives superior fast-action heat transfer.

The straightener features 12 digital heat settings that allow optimum temperature for different hair types and intelligent sensor technology that adjusts the temperature to protect hair from excessive heat. What I like best is the gentle setting which allows you to instantly reduce heat to help minimize damage when styling - perfect if you have fine hair like mine that heats up really quick - I find it takes only a couple of passes with the iron but if it takes more then that I can easily reduce the heat so my hair doesn't fry! The other options that make me really appreciate it are practical but so very necessary - auto shut off for those Monday mornings when you can barely remember to put on pants never mind turn off your straightener and a 5 foot long swivel cord so there is lots of room to maneuver and you don't have to worry about the cord getting all tangled up!

Available at mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 14, 2019

Coppertone Pure & Simple Mineral Sunscreen Lotion

It's coming up to that time of year again when you really need to start thinking about sun protection - as in making sure you are applying sunscreen each and every time you leave the house during daylight hours! Personally I like a mineral sunscreen but I'm not crazy about the white cast they tend to leave on the skin - this is until I discovered a new mineral sunscreen that rubs right in - no white!

Coppertone Pure & Simple Mineral Sunscreen Lotion - with a gentle, hypoallergenic and fragrance-free 100% mineral-based (zinc oxide) formula that offers SPF 50 broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection that includes botanical extracts from fresh plants including Sacred Lotus Flower extract, Tea Plant extract and Giant Kelp extract to soothe dry skin and water resistant up to 80 minutes.

And also great for what it doesn't have including: PABA, parabens, phthalates, fragrances, dyes and  oxybenzone.

Available in the Pure & Simple collection:

Pure & Simple SPF 50 - 177ml - $11.99
Pure & Simple Face SPF 50 - 59ml - $10.99
Pure & Simple Kids SPF 50 - 177ml - $11.99
Pure & Simple Baby SPF 50 - 177ml - $11.99

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

- Lisamarie -

February 13, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Physicians Formula Eye Booster Gel Eyeliner Trio

Physicians Formula Eye Booster Gel Eyeliner Trio - $15.49 - in Black and Brown - includes a perfect trio of long-wearing, smudge-resistant eyeliners with three different finishes: Shimmer, Satin, and Matte.

Featuring a high-tech formula that is long-wearing, water-resistant, and smudge-resistant that glides on and then sets in place for an all-day wear and is infused with an exclusive Lash Boosting Complex to nourish, strengthen and enhance the appearance of lashes and nourishing vitamin E.

I especially like the shimmer finish, it's a great find if you are wanting to add a little something to your eyes without going all crazy with glitter - it adds discrete sparkle without being obvious - and don't worry about finding a way to sharpen them - the perfect sharpener  is included!

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Puressentiel Purifying Air Spray!

Puressentiel Purifying Air Spray - 75ml - $12.99, 200ml - $20.99 - purifies the air to get rid of unpleasant odours and their origin to help you breathe in a purer air with a 100% natural origin formula chock-full of essential oils including: Dill, Anise, Sweet Basil, St Thomas Bay, Asian Rosewood, Cajuput, Cassia Cinnamon, Atlas Cedar Wood, Lemon, Lemon Verbena, Cumin Seed, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Juniper, Geranium, Ginger, Clove, True Lavender, Lavandin Grosso, Lemongrass, Mace, Mandarin, Wild Marjoram, Melissa, Curled Leaf Mint, Peppermint, Myrrh, Niaouli, Orange, Oregano, Parsley, Petitgrain, Scots Pine, Rosemary, Savory, Sage, Wild Thyme, Tea Tree, Thyme and Wintergreen.

It's easy to use - just 6 to 8 sprays, in the four corners of the room, will purify the air in a smelly room - leave to act for at least 30 minutes and air the room afterwards. It can also be sprayed onto carpets, bedding and other soft surfaces to freshen and remove odours. Or for daily use, just a couple of sprays per day will keep things smelling fresh!

Available online at amazon.ca.

- Lisamarie -