July 23, 2016

Freshen up with a facial water from Ole Henriksen, Vichy and Bliss!

Ole Henriksen Truth Facial Water - 118ml - $28 - an energizing and hydrating facial mist that helps with dullness and uneven texture for normal to combination skin that features a citrus botanical blend of sweet orange and mandarin oils - to indulge your senses; antioxidant-rich red and white tea extracts - to help address free radicals which can cause signs of aging; and pomegranate extracts - to help support the appearance of a more even skin tone.

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.
Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water - 150g - $13 - a 100% pure and natural water charged with 15 active minerals and straight from the heart of the French volcanic region, that has been on a thousand year journey to make your skin look and feel better by: rebalancing - restores and preserves a steady pH, allowing the skin to fight against external aggressors and has a soothing effect that calms irritations and inflammatory reactions; strengthening - the skin’s natural defense system and makes the skin’s barrier stronger against external aggressors; and regenerating - accelerates the regeneration of skin, bringing the healthy glow of new cells to the surface quicker.

It's fragrance and preservative free, making it great for all skin types, even sensitive.

Available at drugstores across Canada.
Bliss Triple Oxygen Radiance Restoring Mist - 100ml - $47 - an all-in one facial mist that offers multi benefits with radiance, protection, toning and hydration for glowing, healthy youthful-looking skin.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

And for super, cooing refreshment, especially on these hot days, any of these sprays can be stored in the fridge! 

- Lisamarie -

July 22, 2016

Pureology Colour Fanatic Instant Conditioning Whipped Cream

Love a mask but have fine hair that gets weighed down with intensive treatments? Then you are going to love:

Pureology Colour Fanatic Instant Conditioning Whipped Cream - 113g - $26 - an aerosolized, whipped rinse-out treatment that instantly replenishes and adds volume to fine to normal, colour-treated hair with a formula containing camelina oil that protects and conditions without weighing fine hair down while maintaining maximum body and movement and helping control static. 

Use it as your regular conditioner after shampooing to lightly condition or leave it in for several minutes as you would a mask for extra nourishing - either way your hair will be left soft, manageable and with lots of bounce!

Available now at fine salons across Canada - check out www.pureology.com to find one near you.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Calvin Klein Eternity Summer 2016

Still searching for the perfect summer scent that will evoke sheer elegance and exotic vacations - then check out:

Calvin Klein Eternity Summer - 100ml EDP - $98 - an exotic floral fragrance that evokes a tropical paradise with top notes of pear blossom and bergamot; a heart of exotic frangipani flower, jasmine and tuberose mist; and a base of warm and sensual musk, vanilla and blond woods.

Calvin Klein Eternity Summer for Men - 100ml EDT - $89 - bring the smell of refreshing, cooling tropical breezes with top notes of cilantro, lime and bergamot; a heart of a sage and basil; and base notes cedarwood, amber and musk.

Available now at Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale store across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

July 21, 2016

Needful Things - Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo

Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo - $57 - an ultra-lightweight, radiant powder in 5 shade duos: Flesh & Fantasy - ivory shimmer/goddess bronze, Lines & Last Night - creamsicle/deep tangerine, Kink & Kisses - pale petal/peachy rose, Lush & Libido - petal pink/orchid pink, Night Fever & Hot Stuff - cherry/deep plum -  that feature two shades that merge together for customizable color that delivers a sexy, natural-looking glow.

Created using an air whipped process for a silky-soft, cream-like texture that blends effortless with the skin and is infused with Japanese air powder making it nearly undetectable to the touch and gives skin a radiant finish.

I especially like that the shade bands extend beyond the surface and aren't just a colouring on top, making for even colour the whole way through. The two glowing shades complement each other: the lighter shade highlights and the deeper shade contours - making it easy to customize the colour by layering and blending to your heart's content - and it has 24-hour wear which for me at least means that my face doesn't eat my blush quite so fast!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Avon Senses Starfruit & Coconut Body Care

Let your senses get swept away by the island breezes of Avon Senses Starfruit & Coconut collection - featuring clean, crisp notes of sparkling starfruit and refreshing coconut water that are enhanced with vitamins C and E.

Available in the collection:

Hydrating Shower Gel - 150ml - $6 - leaves skin feeling clean and fresh.

Refreshing Body Spray - 250ml - $10 - a scented mist that leaves skin refreshed.

Moisturizing Body Lotion - 250ml - $8 - to leave skin feeling velvety smooth.

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

- Lisamarie -

July 20, 2016

Eye Love Wednesday - Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser

Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser - $285 - a breakthrough antiaging laser safe to use on all skin tones and types that is uniquely designed for treating around the eye area. It works by using thousands of microscopic laser lights to penetrate into the skin which triggers a natural process of cell renewal and natural collagen and elastin production that results in a significant improvement in visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area revealing brighter, more youthful-looking eyes.

There isn't a big time commitment involved just 1 minute on each eye once a day every day for 8 weeks for optimal results. I was a little worried that it would be painful since the skin around the eyes is thinner and more sensitive but it isn't bad at all - it's warm and there is a slight stinging sensation but nothing major. After using my skin feels a little tender but a generous helping of eye cream takes care of that. They recommend that you use it at night as the laser makes your skin sensitive to sunlight and, not that I've experienced it, but if there is any redness or swelling you'll have time for it to go away.

Keeping up the daily treatments is made easier thanks to the device's tiny size, making it super portable and it holds a charge a long time so can easily travel with you wherever you go without being a hassle.

Even after just a few weeks I am already noticing the results - the lines around my eyes seem smaller and less noticeable and my skin is brighter making me look like I got a good night's sleep even on the mornings when I didn't! 

Available at triabeauty.ca and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Olay Deeply Clean Pore Mineral Cleanser!

Sun after a long, cold winter is great for the spirits, bad for the skin! Between sunscreen, sweat and hot, humid weather my skin tends to end the day feeling gross and clogged which is why I am loving:

Olay Deeply Clean Pore Mineral Cleanser - 150ml - $8.99 - a daily cleanser specially designed for oily/combination skin types that lathers, refreshes and cleanses without over-drying skin thanks to a natural kaolin clay formula that controls shine and reduces the appearance of pores in just one use. With an oil-free, non-comedogenic formula that is infused with a mineral complex, it has the purifying power of a mask to draw out impurities like a magnet for a deep, down-to-the-pores clean that leaves skin feeling refreshed and looking healthy and brighter.

Available at drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -