April 19, 2014

Have the scrub of your life with Bliss, St. Ives, Olay, Jack Black and Clarisonic!

Bliss Micro Magic Spa-Powered Microdermabrasion Treatment - 89ml - $56 - A powerful yet gentle cream-based exfoliating treatment that removes dead skin cell buildup with fine volcanic pumice along with vitamin E to hydrate the skin aloe, jojoba oil and mushroom extract to reduce inflammation and calm skin while peppermint extract leaves skin feeling cool, refreshed and revitalized. Skin is left clean, smooth, and healthy-looking with no buildup and pores that look smaller.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub - 150ml - $5.99 - this 100% naturally sourced scrub polishes away little imperfections for bright, radiant and more even-toned skin that will glow.
It's hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic and paraben free - best thing about though is the smell - fruity amazing!

Available now at drug, mass and grocery retailers across Canada.
Olay Fresh Effects Out Of This Swirled! Deep Pore Clean Exfoliating Scrub - 150ml - $11.99 - a foamy, rich formula that treats your skin to a swirl-powered clean from moisture-rich swirls along with exfoliating microbead ribbons that team up to target dirt and impurities and reduce the look of pores. I love the White Grapefruit and Green Tea scent but if you aren't a fan it also comes in Honeysuckle and White Tea or Green Apple and Jasmine Tea to help perk you up in the morning!

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
The boy needs a scrub-down too!

Jack Black Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser - 147ml - $20 - a powerful, multi-functional lightweight cleanser that washes away dead skin cells, pore-clogging oil and build-up and can also be used as a purifying mask when left to dry on the skin!

Available now at Sephora, Holt Renfrew and Hudson's Bay.

If all that manual scrubbing seems like a lot of work then here's the lazy girl's (or guy's) solution to perfectly smooth skin:

Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing - $175 -includes: two-speed brush, international pLink charger for worldwide use, sensitive brush head, 60ml refreshing gel cleanser and protective travel case - with patented sonic technology that gently removes the impurities traditional cleaning methods leave behind, cleansing six times better than your hands alone. In just 60 seconds, its sonic action removes impurities from pores so that creams, serums, and moisturizers are more effective. And with regular daily use you'll notice a reduction in dry patches, oily areas, and blemishes.

What makes the Mia 2 different from the original Mia?
- Two speeds for added cleansing customization
- Pulsing T-Timer for 60-second cleanse
- Improved user interface indicating speed and charge functions

Available at Murale and murale.ca.

- Lisamarie -

April 18, 2014

NARS Summer 2014 Collection

NARS Summer 2014 wants you to dive into a sexy poolside setting that is powerfully provocative and daring - with eyes that pop with perfectly synchronized shadows and lips and nails that sizzle with colour!
Tropical Princess Duo Eyeshadow - $39 - neon lemon lime and icy lavender
Lost Coast Duo Eyeshadow - $39 - golden pewter and lilac snow
Malacca Single Eyeshadow - $28 - iridescent peacock
Iraklion Soft Touch Shadow Pencil - $29 - smoky rose quartz
Baalbek Eye Paint - $29 - bronze
Hot Sand Illuminator - $34 - peach champagne
Libertango Nail Polish - $21 - geranium
Lip Gloss - $29 - in Turkish Delight - pink sherbet, Orgasm - peachy pink with shimmer, Wonder - sheer mandarin orange with pink and gold shimmer, Salamanca - pink flamingo, Priscilla - shocking pink 

Available April 15, 2014 at NARS boutiques in the US and on narscosmetics.com - coming to Canada hopefully soon!

- Lisamarie -

Keep hair in its place with Redken, got2b and Moroccanoil!

Redken Signature Look Ruffle Up 14 Volume Building Gel - 100ml - $23.95 - a lightweight, medium hold, dry grip gel that is perfect for teasing your hair, adding extra volume, frothy texture and a roughed-up lift, for a style that is fashionable and effortless.

Available exclusively at salons across Canada.
Schwarzkopf got2b Rise 'N Shine Gleaming Height Pomade - 42g - $8.99 - gives hair glamorous height and gleaming shine without weighing it down - adds super remoldable hold to short hair and texture and pieciness to long hair.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Moroccanoil Molding Cream - 100ml - $28 - a fiber-rich, emollient cream with a flexible medium hold that creates natural-looking texture with a matte finish. Enriched with moisturizing argan and olive oils, the nourishing and versatile formula can be used as a leave-in shaper for creating gentle structure and definition.

Available in salons and online at www.moroccanoil.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Avon Femme - and win a now impossible to get Avon Centennial Beauty Box!

Looking for a glamorous and sophisticated scent suitable for a Hollywood icon and that will make you a star in your own life?

Avon Femme - 50ml EDP - $35 - inspired by sparkling faceted florals and classic feminine notes with sparkling fruit notes of pink grapefruit, luscious pear and peach skin to give the fragrance its invigorating brightness and delectable, addictive appear; feminine flower notes of blooming jasmine petals, gardenia blossoms, magnolia and waterlily are combined to deliver an enchanting, multifaceted floral olfactive; and sensual aromatic notes of rich, luxurious amber woods and sweet musk to add a smooth, creamy tone to envelop the wearer in warmth for a sensual finish.

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

And while we are loving all things Avon - we want to give 8 of our readers the impossible to get because it's sold out Avon Centennial Beauty Box! Check out the post and leave a comment here letting us know which product from the box you would most like to try - then send an e-mail to info@beautycrazed.ca with your full name and address - first 8 readers to do that will score one for themselves along with the envy of all their friends!

- Lisamarie -

April 17, 2014

Weleda offers healthy hair care that's all natural - and wants you to experience it for yourself with our Contest!

We already look to Weleda for natural and luxurious skin and body care products - so with Earth Day coming up it's the perfect time to discover Weleda's new hair care line! And if your hair is damaged and dry after our long, cold winter then you are going to love the Weleda Oat Replenishing collection - with the power of the oats that supports hair in establishing a healthy structure, prevent split ends and restores shine and bounce!

Oat Replenishing Shampoo - 190ml - $13.75 - with organic oat extract to help strengthen hair, reduce breakage and mend split ends along with organic jojoba oil to replenish and smooth dry, damaged hair.

Oat Replenishing Conditioner - 200ml - $13.75 - ideal for any hair type and to follow any Weleda shampoo - with white mallow to provide moisture and organic coconut oil to promote shiny, soft hair.

Oat Replenishing Treatment - 150ml - $16.25 - ideal for hair damaged heat styling or chemical processing with organic shea butter to soften hair and add an extra dose of moisture, vitamin-rich organic sea buckthorn oil to nourish and protect from future damage and organic coconut oil to promote shiny, soft hair.

You'll love how the line will make your hair look as well as how it will make it smell with it's delicate scent of mimosa flowers and tonka beans.

Available at Whole Foods, Planet Organic and selected natural independent health foods stores as well as online at weleda.ca and well.ca.

Of course we would like to give you the chance to win the line for yourself - if you need some soft, shiny and replenished hair in your life then read on...

This contest is open to all our Canadian followers and it's very easy to enter, just leave a comment letting us know that you follow through Google Friend Connect, Bloglovin' or Facebook Networked Blogs (if you aren't a follower you can do that now - sign up buttons are in the right sidebar).

1 entry for following and letting us know what earth friendly change have you made to your beauty routine?

And for extra entries:
Follow @Beautycrazedcan on Twitter and tweet the contest
Follow @Weleda on Twitter and tweet the contest
Like Weleda on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Weleda

If you prefer not to leave your info on a public post, please leave a post saying you want to enter and then e-mail your info to info@beautycrazed.ca, please put "Weleda hair care contest" in the subject line. Remember to leave the post or you name won't actually end up in the draw! Winner to be decided by random drawing and you have until May 2nd to enter. Good Luck!

- Lisamarie -

Get summer ready with Nair Candy Apple Sugar Wax!

Summer is coming which means it's time to start thinking about getting rid of the winter pelt that has been keeping us warm these past months - and there's no reason you can't smell like a carnival even if you don't look like a sideshow...

Nair Candy Apple Sugar Wax - $14.99 - the kit includes microwaveable sugar wax, a salon length spatula and reusable non-woven strips - and if you're going to rip the hair out of your legs why not do it with something that indulges the senses with the mouth-watering scent of Irresistible Candy Apple. The new sugar wax from France features a lavish soft and creamy texture, luxurious scent and bright red hue. Infused with naturally sourced ingredients, including moisturizing apple and sugar cane extracts, it leaves skin feeling silky and smooth.

The ultimate at-home hair removal system, that's convenient, easy and ready to use from the microwave in just 30 seconds. The 100% rinseable formula has proven effectiveness on hair as short as 2 mm - which means there’s no waiting for re-growth and removes hair from the root at the first application for long-lasting results up to 4 weeks. Dermatologist tested and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Available now at  retailers across Canada including Shoppers Drug Mart.

- Lisamarie -

Coral lips and pink tips from Estée Lauder and Lise Watier summer collections - with swatches!

Summer doesn't have to be all bronzes and golds - coral lips are universally flattering and a tinted balm is perfect for keeping lips pretty and moist - and a pink nail doesn't have to be precious - it can look hot, sizzling and perfect for those steamy summer days (and nights)!

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess summer collection has a couple of great choices for a more demure lip and a pink/red tip!
Pure Color LipShine in Mandarin
Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Tumultuous Pink
The Lise Watier Eden Tropical summer collection offers up another choice with a coral lip with shine and a pink/purple tip!
Hydra Kiss Colour Balm in Coral Paradise
Nail Polish in Rose Eden

- Lisamarie -