December 12, 2019

Great Gifting - Boscia's Botanical Besties

Boscia's Botanical Besties - $49 - a 4-piece set with all the essentials needed to purify, detox, and cleanse away makeup and impurities in a travel-friendly kit.

The set includes:

Thermal Black Cleanser - 50ml - a warming gel cleanser that deeply cleanses and refreshes skin as it reduces the appearance of pores and purifies dirt-filled skin - apply to clean, dry skin and gently massage onto face in a circular motion for gentle exfoliation - rinse clean with warm water.

MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil - 50ml - contains hydrating skin nutrients that deep-cleans and refreshes as it melts away stubborn makeup and impurities without leaving an oily residue - apply to dry skin and gently massage onto the face in a circular motion - a unique cushioning effect will allow  fingers to glide without pulling or tugging - add water to emulsify into a milky cleanser, continue to massage into the skin and rinse clean with water.

Luminizing Black Mask - 30g - an innovative peel-off mask that removes dirt and impurities, minimizes the appearance of pores and absorbs excess oil to reveal a healthy, luminous complexion - apply a thick, opaque, even layer to clean, dry skin and leave on for 30 minutes or until completely dry - gently peel-off mask from outer edges and rinse off any residue with warm water - use once or twice a week.

Charcoal Pore Pudding - 25ml - contains black and white charcoal to help minimize the appearance of pores while balancing skin - scoop onto fingertips, apply to face and blend together to distribute thin opaque grey layer all over or targeted areas as needed -leave on for 15-20 minutes then rinse clean with warm water.

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart and Hudson Bay stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 11, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - It Cosmetics Lash Blowout Salon Volume Lift Mascara

It Cosmetics Lash Blowout Salon Volume Lift Mascara - $33 - a biotin-infused, volumizing mascara developed in partnership with Drybar that promotes stronger, healthier-looking lashes.
Inspired by the technology used to create Drybar barrel brushes, it has a specially-designed wand that features microspheres to gently catch all the lashes for beautiful separation, lift and volume - while the clump-free, flake-free formula’s saturated black pigment helps create a bold lash look.

Available at Sephora stores across Canada and online at sephora.ca and itcosmetics.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Rebirth Beauty Activated Charcoal Face Mask!

Rebirth Beauty Activated Charcoal Face Mask - 80g - $34.99 - formulated with kaolin and bentonite clays along with aloe vera, honeysuckle and organic activated coconut charcoal to rebuild, repair, restore and harmonize skin leaving it clean, balanced and glowing.

The formula is cruelty free and vegan and made in Canada in small batches to maintain quality so you can feel good about using it!

And while it is good for all skin types I find the formula works best on any oily, combination or decongested areas  where the rebalancing qualities are most effective - great to use with a multi-masking routine!

Just apply and leave on for up to 15 minutes, then gently scrub it off with a damp cloth.

Available online at rebirthbeauty.ca.

- Lisamarie -

December 10, 2019

Now new and improved - Revlon Powder Blush!

The blush we already love so much has gotten a makeover:

Revlon Powder Blush - $11.49 - in 12 skin-flattering shades: Apricute, Bronze Beauty, Hot Cheeks, Mauvelous, Naughty Nude, Pinkcognito, Rosy Rendezvous, Tickled Pink, Very Berry, Ravishing Rose, Rose Bomb, Wild About Violet - with a super-fine, ultra pigmented formula for vibrancy and dimension and silky smooth, buildable colour making it easy to get that an all-day radiant flushed look that everyone needs during these sunlight starved days.

Not only has the formula been upgraded but the packaging has gotten a new look - gone is that useless little brush to make way for even more product! My fave shade is Rosy Rendezvous - the  perfect neutral rose colour and exactly what my sickly pale skin needs this time of year to brighten it up!

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 9, 2019

Cold weather care for skin with Korres and Mary Kay!

Get that deep clean feeling for your skin in a gentle way perfect for winter weather::

Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser - 150ml - $30 - an 86.4% natural ingredient, soap-free cleanser that  effectively removes make-up and impurities while nourishing skin, leaving it soft and supple.

With a rich textured formula that smells great and is rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins along with Greek yoghurt concentrate - contains two and a half times the protein content of regular yogurt for advanced nourishment; honeysuckle - provides soothing, antibacterial and calming benefits; and amaranth seed extract - to calm skin.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

And for the ultimate clean feeling that is still super gentle on the skin use it with...



Mary Kay Skinvigorate Sonic Skin Care System - $85 - for a superior clean in just 60 seconds with a rechargeable, three speed device that removes four times more dirt, oil, impurities, makeup and pollutants than hand cleansing. It cleans hard-to-reach places and is suitable for twice-daily cleansing on all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Available now through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't have one you can find one at - www.marykay.ca or 1-866-455-5454.


- Lisamarie -

December 5, 2019

Great Gifting - Burt's Bees Spa Collection Gift Set

Give the gift of relaxation with:

Burt’s Bees Spa Collection Holiday Gift Set - $19.99 - containing 5 products that make it easy to create a relaxing and aromatic experience and keep skin gorgeous and glowing for the home spa lover in your life.

The set includes: Lavender Fields Mini Candle - for the scent of tranquility; Detoxifying Charcoal Sheet Mask - features embedded charcoal to remove impurities for an invigorating cleanse while being gentle and soothing to skin; Moisturizing Lip Mask - moisturizes and hydrates instantly and defines lips with a blend of natural ingredients including meadowfoam seed and almond oils; Cucumber Mint Lip Balm - glides on smoothly, keeping lips revitalized and hydrated; and Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream - with vitamin E and sunflower oil to nourish dry brittle nails and enriched with sweet almond oil and cocoa seed butter to moisturize cuticles.
Available at drugstores across Canada and online at well.ca and amazon.ca.

- Lisamarie -

December 4, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Avon True Color Glimmersticks Brow Definer

Avon True Color Glimmersticks Brow Definer - $9 - in 6 shades: Light Blonde, Blonde, Tawny, Light Brown, Dark Brown, Brunette - featuring bold, intensified colour that lasts, a glide-on formula that's easy to blend and a self-sharpening retractable format for precise lines with no effort!

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Laboratoire Dr Renaud 10% Vitamin C Serum!

Laboratoire Dr Renaud 10% Vitamin C Serum - 30ml - $115 - a rejuvenating treatment that helps neutralize the signs of premature aging and gives your skin back its youthful glow.

The formula features a high and stable concentration of vitamin C in its purest form - Lascorbic acid combined with exclusive M2PE technology - a blend of ingredients that increases absorption of the key ingredients and helps them target the areas where they’re needed most to aid the vitamin C to  stimulate collagen formation, minimize moisture loss, optimize hydration and reduce brown spots from appearing.

And just to be clear, this isn't a use everyday kind of product but rather for  for occasional use - during the change of seasons, after a vacation in the sun  or whenever your skin is lifeless or especially parched. All it takes is five drops in the palm of your hand, applied morning and night on thoroughly cleansed skin, to make your skin youthfully vital and firm again.

What I appreciate most about it is the scent - I am a long time fan of vitamin C products but have found that the more effective ones smell the worst - if you are tired of the scent of hotdogs be sure and give this one a try - it has a lovely botanical scent that is nothing like cured meat!

Available exclusively in salons and medi-spas across Canada - check out ldrenaud.com to find one near you.

- Lisamarie -