September 20, 2014

Smarten the boy up with cufflinks and fragrance from Paco Rabanne, !XAM, Enrique Iglesias and Birks!

Paco Rabanne Invictus - 50ml EDT - $68, 100ml EDT - $88 100ml After Shave Balm - $58, 150ml Shower Gel - $38, 75ml Deodorant Stick - $28 - an aquatic, woody fragrance inspired by sporting and the thrill of competition - so of course the bottle looks like a trophy - with top notes of fresh grapefruit and a marine accord;  heart notes of aromatic bay leaf and Hedione jasmine; and a woody base of guaiac wood, patchouli, oak moss and ambergris.

Available at department and drug stores across Canada.
!XAM Skull 18K black gold, pave diamonds and rubies Cufflinks - $4,800 (yes, I know that's a lot,  but they are really cool!)

Available by special order at the !Xam Diamonds store in Toronto at 366 Bay Street, Suite 800 and Vaughan at 9302 Bathurst Street, Suite 2B - go to www.xamdiamonds.com for more info.
Enrique Iglesias Adrenaline - 50ml EDT - $49 - inspired by the singer’s steady quest for sensations, and his hunt for the rush that makes his heart beat stronger. The woody aromatic scent is a dynamic expression of true modern masculinity, with notes of Italian mandarin, violet leaves, saffron, roasted tonka and suede. 

Really, if Enrique is looking for sensations, I am more then happy to help him out - Enrique call me 'kay?!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
Birks Devil and Angel Monkey sterling silver enamel Cufflinks - $450

Available at Birks stores and online at www.maisonbirks.com.

- Lisamarie -

September 19, 2014

Take complete control of your unruly hair with the Kérastase Discipline collection!

Kérastase presents their newest line Discipline - the most powerful smoothing care they've ever created containing Morpho-Keratine - a groundbreaking molecule which has been infused into the hair care line to smooth hair and  provide proven anti-frizz and anti-humidity care for 72 hours.

Available in the collection are: 

Bain Fluidealiste Smooth-In-Motion Shampoo For All Hair Types - 250ml - $40 - gently cleanses while also supplying just the right dose of uniform, evenly distributed care without weighing down the hair for hair that is clean, soft, light and detangles easily.

Bain Fluidealiste Smooth-In-Motion Sulfate-Free Shampoo For Over-Processed Hair - 250ml - $40 - with a soft, creamy, pearlescent texture and a sulfate-free shampoo formula specially developed for overprocessed hair that provides a beautifully shiny, smooth, even finish from roots to ends.

Fondant Fluidealiste Smooth-In-Motion Care - 200ml - $45 - a creamy, fluid emulsion that conditions, adds shine and fights frizz to leave hair soft and tangle free.

Maskeratine Smooth-In-Motion Masque - 200ml - $59 - a highly concentrated mask for unruly, rebellious hair that when used once a week or as needed, hair is softened, replenished and puts up no resistance to styling.

Fluidissime Complete Anti-Frizz Care Spray - 150ml - $54 - contains a surface-morphing polymer, which forms a network over the fiber to tame even the most untamable frizz - can be used on wet or dry hair to .reduce friction, protect the fiber during styling and to discipline even the frizziest and most unmanageable hair.

The line is meant for unruly hair and works better on hair that is normal to coarse. You fine haired ladies (like myself) might find that the formula weighs down your hair too much and you won't get the soft, bouncy feeling that less fine hair will - it will be hard to pass up though, the smell is amazing!

Available in October at Kérastase salons and online at kerastase.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Official NHL merchandise comes to The Shopping Channel!

The Shopping Channel is helping kick off the 2014/15 hockey season by offering a stylish selection of official NHL merchandise. With everything from clothing to collectibles to unique accessories, there is something for every hockey fan!

I'm happy to see that they have regular women's jerseys and have my eye on the - NHL Ottawa Senators Reebok Premier Ladies Red Jersey - $109.99 - and comes in Small, Medium and Large. When I bought my Senators jersey many years back I ended up having to buy a boy's one because a woman's one didn't seem to exist except in pink (I like pink but not for a hockey jersey for heaven's sake) and the men's ones were all too big. The boy's version doesn't fit right of course because boy's don't have boobs so it looks very boxy on me - so I am thrilled that there is now an easy place to find all of my Senators gear! 

I understand that they have all the other teams stuff too but I don't know why you would want that...

Find it all at The Shopping Channel - tsc.ca/NHL

- GO SENS GO! - 

Fragrant Friday - My Burberry

The newest fragrance from Burberry was inspired by a London garden after the rain and the affectionate way in which people refer to their Burberry trench coat - so basically it's an ode to their trench coat!

My Burberry - 100ml EDP - $135, 50ml EDP - $98 - a grand floral fragrance with an unexpected edge with top notes of sweet pea and bergamot; heart notes of geranium, golden quince and freesia; and base notes of rain-tipped damask, centifolia roses and patchouli.

The trench theme carries throughout - the honey colour of the juice is one of the trench's signature shades, the horn-finish cap echoes its distinctive buttons and even the hand-tied knot is made of English-woven gabardine - the same fabric invented by Thomas Burberry over 100 years ago!.

Available at Hudson's Bay, Holt Renfrew, Ogilvy, Nordstorm, Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and Jean Coutu.

- Lisamarie -

September 18, 2014

Quo 2014 Holiday Collection

The Quo Holiday Collection is coming in all of it's black, gold and pink packaged glory so now is the time to start making your wish list  - it will be hitting stores soon and it's all limited edition - so if you see it and love it, don't wait, buy it! - and to help you out with your list making, here's a complete inventory of everything that's coming:

Quo Christmas Cracker Set - $15 - set of 3 beauty surprises - crack them open to reveal a mini lip gloss and mini eye shadow.
set of 3 beauty surprises - crack them open to reveal a mini lip gloss and mini eye shadow - See more at: http://www.beautycrazed.ca/2013/10/quo-cosmetics-holiday-2013-collection.html#sthash.sWCfzafx.dpuf
Quo Rich in Beauty Palette - $38 - contains 30 eye shadows, 10 lip glosses, 4 blushes, 4 face colours, 2 black mascaras, 2 eye liners and applicators for endless makeup possibilities.
Quo Back to Basics Palette - $25 - includes 12 gradient eye shadow shades including light, neutral and darker, smokey shades along with a full-size eye shadow brush.
Quo Beauty on the Go Palette - $15 - a sleek compact holding 3 lipsticks, 3 eye shadows and 1 blush as well as applicators for them - perfect for your on-the-go holiday makeup needs!
Quo All About Eyes Palette - $22 - mix and match 10 expertly selected shades for endless options that go from day to night.
Quo Essential Eyes Palette - $15 - with the four most needed shades for the perfect neutral eye!
Quo Smokey Eye Palette - $5 - in brown, glitter and purple which includes 5 complimentary shades to create the perfect smokey eye.
Quo Walk the Line Eye Liner Set - $20
Quo Deluxe Bronzer with Brush - $30
Quo Shimmering Body Powder - $20 - for the perfect holiday glow for your face, hair and body.
Quo Mini Lip Gloss Tower - $10 - includes 6 mini glosses.
Quo Love Lip Set - $20
Quo Flocked Emery Board - $3
Quo Master Brush Set - $60 - features an exclusive offering of 10 beautifully crafted Quo cosmetic brushes including a deluxe bag to store and protect them. Brushes included are: Powder, Blush, Foundation, Concealer, Lip, Liner/Brow, Crease Blender, All Over Shadow, Definer Shadow and Shadow Smudger brushes.
Quo Precious Tools Brush Collection - $25 - includes a blush, foundation and 3 double-ended eye shadow brushes all housed in a convenient travel-friendly black sparkle case.
Quo 10-Piece Mini Brush Set with Roll - $45 - includes 10 travel-size brushes housed in a black cosmetic roll. Brushes included are: Powder, Blush, Foundation, Concealer, Lip, Liner/Brow, Crease Blender, All Over Shadow, Definer Shadow and Shadow Smudger brushes.
Quo Travel Mini Brush Set - $15 - a multi-purpose 4-piece brush set designed to create on-the-go beauty looks. The gold designer case holds a blush, shadow, concealer and brow/liner brush.
Quo Men's Manicure Set - $15 - all the essential tools for keeping nails in great shape including: toe nail clipper, nail clipper, nail file and scissors.
Quo Ladies Manicure Set - $20 - a complete collection of grooming tools including: nail clipper, toe nail clipper, cuticle nipper, nail buffer/file, scissors and slanted tweezers.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart - coming soon if not already available!

- Lisamarie -

Keep that summer look and feeling going with Aerin, La Roche-Posay, L'Oréal Professionnel and Caudalie!

Summer may be over but the look and feel of sunny days and sultry evenings can continue thanks to beauty products from:

Aerin Beach Cream for Hair and Body - 125ml - $50 - with a richly conditioning, subtly shimmering, floral scented formula that is perfect for skin and hair dried from the sun, wind and surf and making skin look radiantly healthy, touched with a bronze glow while the sun's (fall's) warming rays activate a deep conditioning treatment for the hair

Available at Holt Renew Toronto Bloor Street, Yorkdale, Calgary, Vancouver and online at www.esteelauder.ca.
It's not as sunny but you still need to be wearing a sunscreen - but why not choose one that will give you a bit of colour at the same time:

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Tinted Ultra-Fluid Lotion SPF 50 - 50ml - $26 - a  quick absorbing, water-resistant, fragrance and paraben-free 100% mineral sunscreen with a universal shade for an instant natural glow while still providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB high protection.

Available at drugstores across Canada.
It's no longer beach weather but you can still look like you spent the day there with:

L'Oréal Professionnel Wild Stylers by Tecni.Art Beach Waves - 150ml - $25 - a texturizing salt spray that provides the ultimate sexy, beach look. Spray all over hair to style and achieve natural surf waves with a matte finish.

Available now at professional salons across Canada - go to www.lorealrofessionnel.ca to find one near you.
Caudalie Divin Oil is one of those scents that remind me of summer, which I can now experience all year round thanks to:

Parfum Divin de Caudalie - 50ml EDP - $64 - captures the sensual and delicate scent of Divin Oil with notes combining Bulgarian rose absolute, Moroccan rose essence, Virginia cedar, musk, vanilla, grapefruit and spicy pink pepper.

Available at Murale, Sephora, Jean Coutu and Ogilivy stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Get a bit of colour and a lot of moisture with tinted balms from Clinique, L'Oréal and Tarte - with swatches!

Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm - $19 - in 4 sheer shades: Poppin' Poppy, Coming Up Rosy, Budding Blossom and Flowering Freesia - that offer a unique and personalized colour for each wearer to bring out the lips own natural tone. Infused with vitamin C, shea butter, mango seed butter and jojoba seed oil to deliver a surge of moisture to leave lips soft and supple.
Flowering Freesia
 
Available at Clinique counters across Canada.
L'Oréal Pop Balm - $9.99 - in 4 shades: Wild Lily, Bold Blush, Fiery Red and Electric Pink - enlivens lips with pure, vibrant color and contains jojoba and shea butter to nourish and hydrate for a full 8 hours
Wild Lily

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Tarte LipSurgence Skintuitive Lip Tint in Energy - $29 - delivers a personalized shade of pink from your skin's natural pH that compliments your own skintone to deliver a natura-looking glow and brighter complexion and a proprietary blend of plant bionutrients, vitamins, and essential oils that glides on smooth for a sheer finish - you can even bump up the intensity of the color with an extra swipe. 
Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -