November 21, 2014

Anna Sui Tempting Sweets Holiday Collection 2014

Anna Sui was in Toronto yesterday enjoying the weather and showing off her new holiday makeup  collection. I had a chance to find out a little about the lady behind the Anna Sui empire - and what was most surprising to me was that for a superstar designer with her fingers in so many pies, she is super-chill! At the same time you can see she is very focused, and loves what she does - which is a good thing, there was never a second choice to being a designer, she knew she wanted to be one at the age of 4!

I had always been curious to know if she had a particular age range in mind for her beauty line - the packaging is so cute and quirky that it can read young but I also find there to be a sophistication to it that appeals to me and those I know older then me as well. Anna assured me that the products are meant for all ages and are meant to appeal to those with a young spirit, not necessarily a young age. The sophistication in the line comes from the art deco influence that plays throughout the products and packaging.

Her holiday collection is inspired by a tempting assortment of sweet treats
Holiday Sweets Gift Set - $39 - in 01 Sweet Espresso and 02 Sugary Sweet - each set features a creamy eye color, creamy cheek color, moisturizing lip color and lip balm jelly housed in adorable packaging meant to bring Hansel and Gretel to mind.
The containers inside are super-cute and look good enough to eat - but I wouldn't recommend it, crunchy...
and you'll love what's inside the containers even more!

01 Sweet Espresso: Creamy Eye Color - Chocolate - red, bronze pearls, and Platinum Almond - gold, silver pearls; Creamy Cheek Color - Cherry - silver pearls; Moisturizing Lip Color - Cranberry - gold, silver pearls; and a Lip Balm Jelly (similar to the one with the dots in the picture).

02 Sugary Sweet: Creamy Eye Color - Pink Almond - red, bronze pearls, and Hazelnut - gold, silver pearls; Creamy Cheek Color - Strawberry - silver pearls; Moisturizing Lip Color - Pink Cherry - gold, silver pearls; and a Lip Balm Jelly (the one with the dots in the picture).
Anna Sui Hand Mirror - $25 - limited edition - this translucent purple mirror was modeled after the most decadent cake while still keeping a unique vintage look.
Anna Sui Nail Color N - $15 - in shades inspired by chocolate chip ice cream including: Vanilla White, Mint Green, Strawberry Milk and Cassis Pink.

Available now at Hudson's Bay - Yorkdale, Queen Street, Sherway Gardens, Vancouver, Richmond Centre and Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Transform your hair with liquid luxury from Wella Professionals LuxeOil Collection

Wella Professionals introduces their LuxeOil collection which uses Lightweight Transform Technologies that benefit hair inside and out.

With nourishing formulas that contain molecules to penetrate hair, locking in moisture and bonding the keratin. From the inside, hair becomes less porous, keeps in moisture and is strengthened. While on the surface, the oil and polymer components form a protective layer around hair, protecting against damage and reconstructing every strand so even damaged hair is left feeling light, noticeably smoother and smelling fresh.

Available in the collection:

Keratin Protect Shampoo - 200ml - $22 - delivers lightweight, gentle cleansing while keratin and panthenol penetrate the hair to anchor water molecules with hair proteins for strength and reconstruction.

Keratin Boost Leave-In Conditioning Spray - 100ml - $22 - infused hair to strengthen the keratin and leave it looking and feeling smooth and moisturized, providing the perfect foundation for styling and cutting.

Keratin Restore Mask - 150ml - $22 - instantly reconstructs hair fiber to improve texture and leave it soft to touch with a superior combination of three specially designed polymers, along with jojoba, almond and argan oil to provide a luxurious lightness.

LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir - 100ml - $42 - enriched with argan, jojoba and almond oils to instantly transform hair's texture leaving it up to ten times smoother with three times more keratin protection for long lasting results.

Available now at professional salons across Canada - check out for more info or to find a salon near you.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Mary Kay Thinking Of Love

Mary Kay Thinking Of Love - 29ml EDP - $40, 133ml Body Lotion - $20 -  a rose, floral
fragrance created to inspire new moments and memories. Fall in love with the rose and floral top notes of sparkling mandarin, baie rose and spring freesia. Breathe in the blossoming heart of Turkish rose petals, French violet and pink honeysuckle. Linger in love with the soft bottom notes of vanilla Madagascar, rich iris, velvety musk and Indonesian sandalwood.

The packaging features a pink lid and heart keepsake charm, and includes a card that allows the giver to write a personalized note.

And if you buy the fragrance and lotion together, it's $55 for the set - if I was a super organized person, I would be thinking about this as the perfect Valentine's Day gift too!

Available now until February 15, 2015 or while supplies last through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't have one you can find one at - or 1-866-455-5454.

- Lisamarie -

November 20, 2014

Flower Cosmetics - Love The Way You Look!

The object of my secret girl-crush, Drew Barrymore was in town recently for the launch of her Flower cosmetics and fragrance line which has finally made it's way to Canada!

Drew was inspired to create the line to fill a void in the market for innovative, accessible products that are meant to inspire not intimidate - she feels beauty should be a fun and joyful experience so created products that look great and make you feel even better!

Available in the collection are:


Zoom-In Ultimate Mascara - $7.98 - in 3 shades.

Eyes On The Prize Eyeshadow Chubby - $7.98 - in 5 shades.

Eye 2 Eye Eye Marker & Volumizing Mascara - $9.98 - in 2 shades.

Double Take Eye Maker & Creme Eyeshadow - $9.98 - in 3 shades.

Easy On The Eyes Long Wear Eyeliner - $5.98 - in 5 shades.

Raise Some Brows Defining Brow Pencil - $5.98 - in 3 shades.

On Your Mark Liquid Eye Liner - $6.98 - in 2 shades.

Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad - $9.98 - in 4 shade quads.

Color Play Creme Eyeshadow - $7.98 - in 6 shades.
Lips & Nails:

Shine On Lipgloss - $6.98 - in 10 shades.

Sheer Up Lip Tint - $7.98 - in 5 shades.

Lip Suede Velvet Lip Chubby - $7.98 - in 5 shades.

Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color - $6.98 - in 9 shades.

Kiss Stick High Shine Lip Color - $6.98 - in 9 shades.

Lip Service Lip Butter - $6.98 - in 9 shades.

Nail'd It Nail Lacquer - $4.98 - in 16 shades.

Skincognito Stick Foundation - $8.98 - in 8 shades.

Lighten Up! Brightening Concealer - $7.98 - in 4 shades.

About Face Foundation - $13.98 - in 14 shades.

Powder Up Loose Powder - $9.98 - in 3 shades.

Win Some, Rouge Some Creme Blush - $7.98 - in 6 shades.

Face The World Tinted Moisturizer - $10.98 - in 5 shades.

In Your Prime Perfecting Primer - $12.98

BB Cream - $12.98 - in 4 shades.

Glow, Baby, Glow! - $9.98 - in 4 shade duos.

Powder Trip Powder Foundation - $9.98 - in 4 shades.

Kiss Me Twice Lip & Cheek Chubby - $9.98 - in 5 shades.

Glisten Up! Highlighter Chubby - $9.98 - in 3 shades.

Perfect Canvas Creme Foundation - $12.98 - in 4 shades.
Fragrance - 30ml - $24.98, 15ml - $19.98, 10ml Rollerball - $9.98 - in 3 scents:

Cherished - a comforting and nuzzly floral, captured in a hug of skin musks and powdery notes that surrounds you like a soft cashmere blanket - with top notes of morning dew accord, sparkling cassis and Italian lemon blossom; heart notes of iris petals, cabbage rose and springtime lily of the valley; and base notes of Tahitian vanilla, clean cotton musk and creamy sandalwood.

Radiant - a striking and confident sparkling floral blooming with dewy greens and freshness - with top notes of dewy greens, sparkling Italian bergamot and watery calone; heart notes of cabbage rose, pink peony and magnolia; and base notes of crystalline musks, pink amber and blonde woods.

Sultry - a sensual oriental floral that wraps you in a seductive trail of creamy florals, alluring spices and sultry vanilla woods - with top notes of purple plum, cranberry cocktail and pink pepper; heart notes of night blooming jasmine, cashmeran and juicy blackberries; and base notes of patchouli, Madagascar vanilla and sultry musks.


Ultimate Powder Blush - powder, bronzer & blush - $12.98

Ultimate Liquid Foundation Brush - liquids & creams - $10.98

Ultimate Eye Shadow Brush - all-over shading & highlighting - $7.98

Ultimate Eyeliner Brush - smoky & precision results - $7.98

Ultimate Lip & Concealer Brush - precision spot application - $6.98
After all that hard work the girl sure does deserve a drink - drink up Drew!

You can find the whole Flower collection now exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.

 - Lisamarie -

All I want for Christmas is... L'Occitane 13 Desserts of Provence!

If anyone out there is racking their brain trying to figure out the perfect thing to gift me with this Christmas then may I suggest:

L’Occitane 13 Desserts of Provence - $68 - with 13 delightful surprises revealed behind each door including: 

50 ml Shea Body Lotion; 50g Shea Verbena Soap; 10ml Shea Hand Cream; 30ml Verbena Shower Gel; 30ml Shaving Gel; 35ml Aromachologie Shampoo; 10ml Pivoine Flora Hand Cream; 15ml Almond Supple Skin Oil; 8ml Divine Cream; 7m Arlesienne Eau de Toilette; 30ml Immortelle Essential Water; 50ml Neroli & Orchidee Body Milk.

Available at L'Occitane stores across Canada or online at

- Lisamarie -

L'Oréal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche - with swatches!

L'Oréal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche - $12.99 - in 16 shades: Dancing Rose, Orange Tempo, Fuchsia Orchestra, Purple Prelude, Coral Encore, Rose Melody, Rouge Allegro, Nude Ballet, Blushing Harmony, Plum Adagio, Molto Mauve, Rose Symphony, Caramel Solo, Scarlet Concerto, Ruby Opera and Pink Tremolo - that features luxurious micro-oils that infuse each pigment for ultimate colour richness.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Pink Tremolo
Rose Melody
Coral Encore

It's basically a lipstick/gloss hybrid - you get the pigmentation of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss (minus the stickiness) and the spongetip applicator makes it easy to precisely apply - consider me a fan!

- Lisamarie -

November 19, 2014

Eye Love Wednesday - Air Optix Colors Breathable Contact Lenses

If you've been looking for a non-makeup way to jazz up your eye colour then you're going to want to check out Air Optix Colours Contact Lenses from Alcon Vision Care - the first monthly-replacement, daily-wear colour lenses available in Canada on a silicone hydrogel platform!

What makes them different then other coloured contacts is how they effectively imitate the subtlety and complexity of natural iris pattern and tones - and the darker colour around the rim actually gives you a younger look (and is much cheaper then an eye lift)!

The ultra-smooth surface technology allows up to six times more oxygen through the lens for healthy-looking eyes and are consistently comfortable to wear.
Available in 9 colours that are both subtle: Pure Hazel, Blue, Green, Gray and Brown - meant for light eyes - to vibrant: Honey, Brilliant Blue, Gemstone Green and Sterling Gray - meant for brown eyes.
I am not a regular contact wearer so I was curious to give them a test drive. I wasn't allowed to wear them out of the event though so please excuse the dark lighting. The first picture is my normal eye colour and the second shows me wearing the Green contact, you will please excuse my lashes in this pic, it was a real fight getting the contact in. It's not the contacts fault, I am told I have tight eyelids and at this point in my life, I will take tight anything thankyouverymuch!

Available with a prescription for your friendly, local eye care professional - if you don't need corrective lenses, you can get them just to add colour too! And it's easy to try before you buy, check out - to virtually try on all the colours first!

- Lisamarie -