January 16, 2017

Mascara Monday - Annabelle Full Blast Mascara

Annabelle Full Blast Mascara -$6.95 - a volumizing mascara that separates, coats and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection.
With a light, very liquid formula that thickens and defines and a natural brush that is easy to use.
For best results, hold the brush horizontally across the lashes and pull up through the lashes in a zig-zag action, nestling the brush first in the lash line. Repeat 3 applications for 9x more volume.
While they recommend 3 coats for max volume, I stopped at 2 because 3 coats ended up making my lashes look really clumpy - 2 coats is the perfect amount of volume and definition for my taste!

Available now at drugstores across Canada and online at www.annabelle.com.

- Lisamarie -

January 14, 2017

NARS Wildflower Spring 2017 Colour Collection

For Spring 2017 NARS unearthes a new season with a free-spirited collection of burnt reds, big-sky blues and wildflower shades that will help shake off those winter blues.

Available in the collection:

Duo Eyeshadow in Thessalonique - iridescent seashell pink and iridescent violet smoke, Chiang Mai - Limited Edition - shimmering sea blue and copper

Velvet Shadow Stick - $33 - in Grande-Large - Limited Edition - metallic sky blue, Siros - bronze, Usbek - Limited Edition - vivid purple, Belle-Ile - shimmering mandarin orange

Blush in Bumpy Ride - $38 - shimmering candy pink

Lip Gloss - $33 - in Asphalt Jungle - Limited Edition - shimmering sangria, Aragon - red chestnut

Lipstick - $35 - in Kiss Me Stupid - Limited Edition - burnt sienna, Breaking Free - Limited Edition - neon coral

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca and then coming February to all other NARS retailers including Hudson's Bay, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom and Murale as well as www.narscosmetics.com.

- Lisamarie -

January 13, 2017

Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Dry Shampoo

As a fine haired girl with coloured hair, I use a lot of dry shampoo - the coloured hair part means I try not to wash it every day to preserve my colour while the fine haired part means that when I don't wash it every day, it looks limp and lifeless. Dry shampoo is a must-have but I must admit, a lot of brands smell terrible, chemical or like nothing at all - and if I'm not washing my hair and getting that nice clean smell I want to make sure it smells good which it always does now thanks to:

Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Dry Shampoo - 37g - $18, 125g - $34 - a fine fragrance dry shampoo that refreshes, volumizes and texturizes while lightly perfuming hair with the sophisticated fragrance of Nirvana White containing notes of delicate peony, chic muguet and tender musk.

The multitasking water-free micro powder is enriched with natural rice starch to absorb oils instantly while adding body and texture to all hair types, leaving hair feeling fresh and clean without any residue. And fortified with style-extending proteins, rose root extract - for anti-oxidant protection and pro-vitamin B - to nourish the hair for strength, shine and bounce.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Avon Little Red Dress

Avon Little Red Dress - 50ml EDP - $26, 200ml Shower Gel - $12, 200ml Body Lotion - $12 - a warm, spicy scent to help you always stand out with notes of fruity red raspberry, sophisticated Bulgarian rose and rich red sandalwood.

It's lovely and spicy but not at all subtle so probably not something you would want to wear everyday but would definitely make a great special occasion scent!

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

- Lisamarie -

January 12, 2017

Calgon Hawaiian Ginger 2-In-1 Shea Sugar Scrub & Daily Wash

Calgon Hawaiian Ginger 2-In-1 Shea Sugar Scrub & Daily Wash - 283g - $8.99 - gentle enough to use every day, with a velvety lather that cleanses skin while scrubby sugar bits gently exfoliate the rough spots away. The formula is infused with shea butter to leave skin feeling renewed, luxuriously soft and beautifully smooth. As an extra bonus, the Hawaiian ginger scent will have you thinking tropical thoughts on cold winter mornings!
Available at drugstores across Canada. 
- Lisamarie -

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip Lip Paint - with swatches!

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip Lip Paint - $29 - in 10 bright shades: 200 Candy Pink, 201 Fuchsia Pink, 202 Coral Pink, 300 Orange, 301 Poppy Orange, 400 Iconic Red, 401 Raspberry Red, 500 Lilac, 501 Eggplant, 600 Dark Purple - inspired by the versatility and high pigment of acrylic paint, they glide on with the ease of a gloss and lasting wear of a lipstick and offer buildable colour intensity that is versatile and customizable - from a natural-looking, soft wash of color, to an intense layered look - an feel completely weightless on the lips for ultimate comfort throughout the day.. 

The non-sticky, non-drying formula contains silica gel - to help smooth lips by filling in fine lines; castor seed oil - boosts pigment intensity and nourishes lips for vibrant colour and comfortable wear; and mineral clay - to give the formula a lightweight, non-greasy texture. And is applied with an innovative, cushion applicator that allows for easy application and ultimate control, allowing you to customize exactly how much or how little product you want to apply.
Fuchsia Pink

The shades are vibrant, beautiful and super-light - they aren't transfer-proof though - but when the top layer wears off there is some colour left behind so you won't have naked lips, they just won't be shiny anymore!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

January 11, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - Dr Renaud Pure Kronoxyl-➈ Eye Contour Patches

Dr Renaud Pure Kronoxyl-➈ Eye Contour Patches - 4 pairs - $39.95 - helps to obtain a glowing, youthful look in 15 minutes while providing an instant glow and a “lifting” effect thanks to its formula enriched with pro-retinol, aloe vera and vitamin K. They visibly reduce wrinkles and fine lines while smoothing, firming and hydrating the skin and reducing signs of fatigue.

Use once a week after thoroughly  cleansing the skin. Just apply the patches under the eyes by pressing lightly from the inner corner to the outer one. After 15 to 20 minutes, gently remove the patches and observe a smoother and firmer skin along with a visibly younger look - no surgery required!

Available at aestheticians across Canada - to find one near you visit ldrenaud.com/en/find-an-institute.

- Lisamarie -