September 13, 2014

Cream your nighttime troubles away with iampure, Avon, No 7 and Yves Rocher!

Monika Schnarre iampure Anti Aging Night Cream - 60ml - $39.99 - a light and quick penetrating cream that stimulates the production of collagen to aid in building the essential foundation and elasticity needed for the skin to stay healthy and youthful and assumably make you look like a supermodel.

Contains a concentrated Peptide Complex - to stimulate the production of collagen, help in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the skin's elasticity; Algae Extract with Polyglucuronic Acid - to help prevent the defragmentation of collagen and improve the skin's texture and vitality; Argan Oil - which reduces inflammation within the skin, tightens and softens the skin, improves elasticity and repairs free radical damage; and Hyaluronic Acid - to firm and plump, bind moisture within the skin and provide nutrient-rich hydration.

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Avon Elements Moisture Boost Night Cream - 50ml - $12.99 -  a hydrating formula great for normal skin with Sea Oak Complex - which holds 10X its weight in water for skin that looks and feels replenished.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at
Yves Rocher White Botanical Exceptional Youth Night Cream - 50ml - $56 - with a soft, gel-cream texture that smooths the skin during the night helping it appear renewed and radiant in the morning with the skin brightening properties of liquorice combined with the powerful anti-aging efficacy of white lupin for rapidly visible results - skin is plumped, lines appear smoother, age spots are reduced and skin recovers its youth and radiance.

Available at Yves Rocher stores across Canada and online at
No 7 Lift & Luminate Night Cream - 50ml - $25.99 - with a restoring, replenishing and rich formula that works to help your skin recover from the day and smoothes fine lines, leaving skin soft with a healthy renewed radiance and visibly lifts and firms and as an added bonus, improves the appearance of deep lines in 4 weeks.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

- Lisamarie - 

September 12, 2014

One stop TIFF beauty at the beautyBOUTIQUE by Shopper Drug Mart and Sally Hershberger!

Getting red carpet ready was a one-stop experience thanks to the extensive beauty services at the beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart/Sally Hershberger TIFF Suite!

Celebrity hairstylist Sally Hershberger and her team were on hand perfecting tresses with blowouts and styling while introducing products from the Sally Hershberger line.
Which is how I discovered the wonders of: Sally Hershberger Major Body 3-in-1 Volumizing Spray - 303ml - $12.99 - with a new waterless, weightless and caffeine-infused formula that builds sexy volume, instantly refreshes hair like a dry shampoo and offers a light, flexible hold - perfect for extending a blowout or adding body and texture to daily style.
There can't be a closeup without makeup which of course means Stila - who introduced us to all the must have products and colours of the season including the new SSS Collection - representing the smart, sexy and sophisticated Stila woman with beautiful rose, yellow and white gold packaging!
If you haven't checked out the jewelry section at your local SDM lately then you are missing out on Cocoa Jewelry! I especially love the middle spiky piece - Lola Crystal Spike Necklace and can you believe that it's only $68!?!
A golden glow was on the offer from skin finishing expert Sophie Evans with the new St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse - 200ml - $54 - a quick-drying lightweight mousse with a fully-customizable formula that absorbs quickly into skin and starts to develop instantly on application for a faster, easier tan. Leave it on 1 hour for a light tan, 2 hours for a medium tan and 3 hours for a dark tan - once you achieve the colour you want, hop in the shower and you're good to go. Just keep in mind that after you shower the skin might appear a little lighter then what you were going for but don't worry, the tan will continue to develop for up to 8 hours, finishing into a deeper shade.
I discovered all the beautiful new colours coming our way from Ceramic Glaze - along with the 23 shade core collection there are a couple of limited edition collection coming our way - Venetian Masquerade - consisting of muted tones with a dash of shimmer and Holiday Bling with bold jewel tones.
And for all that TIFF smiling, pearly whites are in order and can be achieved thanks to Luster White, an at-home teeth whitening system available at Shoppers Drug Mart - with painless products guaranteed to whiten teeth up to six shades in less than one hour over the weekend without sensitivity.

Available is the Luster Pro Light Teeth Whitening System - that uses the same technology as dentist's light treatments and whitens in three easy steps; Luster Now! Instant Whitening Toothpaste and the new Luster Now! Instant Whitening Mouth Rinse.

- Lisamarie -

In My Shower - OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner!

The OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Collection has a moisturizing formula that includes a lightweight, fair trade argan oil  from the southwest region of Morocco- a powerful antioxidant that is rich in vitamins to instantly penetrate the hair shaft restoring shine while strengthening, increasing hair's elasticity and protecting from UV damage while leaving the hair soft and silky.

OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner - 385ml - $9.99 - with a sulfate and paraben free formula that restores moisture to dry hair and stimulates the scalp to create a cleansing and rejuvenating experience that is even safe for coloured hair.

I have fine hair so oil products make me a little nervous - for most of us the word "oil" brings to mind something that is heavy and greasy - not to worry though, the formula is light, smells great and leaves my fine hair soft, silky and bouncy light!

also available in the collection:

Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Intense Moisturizing Treatment - 237ml - $9.99 - use once or twice a week for 5-7 minutes to restore hair's inner health and add brilliant shine with a blend of enriching organic active ingredients.

Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Penetrating Oil -100 ml - $9.99 - an ultra-light oil that fights frizz and moisturizes brittle hair - and when used on wet hair, reduces blow drying time.

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Target stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Calvin Klein Reveal

Calvin Klein Reveal - 100ml EDP - $110, 50ml EDP - $85, 200ml Sensual Body Lotion - $49, 200ml Sensual Shower Gel - $45, 10ml Rollerball - $25 - a sensual, desirable and confident fragrance with top notes that include a highly sensorial raw salt signature to capture traces of the erotic scent of skin, pink pepper, black pepper and white pepper; heart notes of orris, ambergris and solar accord; and base notes of sandalwood, cashmeran and vetiver.

So I love, love, love the bottle, it is so different from everything else - but then so is the fragrance which made it hard to decide if I did like it or not, I can usually tell right away if I love or hate it but this one is so unlike anything I've ever tried before that to do it justice, I really had to wear it for a few days first before I could really decide. Which is a good thing because this is one of those scents that if I just smelled it in the bottle I probably would have passed on it, but on my skin it goes from meh to amazing!

Test it for yourself now at Hudson's Bay, Sears, Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale, London Drugs and Jean Coutu stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

September 11, 2014

MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection

The Rocky Horror Picture Show kicks off the celebration of its 40th anniversary in wild style with an untamed MAC collaboration, featuring an outrageous collection of hues and products specially designed to recreate the looks of your favourite characters from the 1975 cult classic film. Transform yourself into a sex-swapping mad scientist, heroic newlywed, alien from Transylvania or even the time-warped Riff Raff, with an orgy of colour worthy of any midnight mayhem at The Frankenstein Place.

Lipstick - $21
Strange Journey - yellowish brick red (matte)
Oblivion - vivid bluish-red (amplified)
Sin - deep dark blue red (matte)
Frank-N-Furter - deep raspberry wine (matte)

Lip Pencil - $21
Vino - intense violet purple

Eyeshadow Palette - $53
Graphic Style - deep silver (veluxe pearl)
Oh, Rocky!!! - soft muted white with pearl ( frost)
Carbon Black-  intense black (matte)
Heavy, Black and Pendulous - grayish blue with pearl (frost)
Blackberry - muted burgundy-plum brown (matte)
Crystal - violet duo-chrome with pearl ( frost)

Glitter - $28
Gold - sparkling chunky gold
3D Black - black with silver holographic effect

Pigment - $28
It’s Not Easy Having a Good Time - sparkling burgundy

Chromagraphic Pencil - $21
Black Black - black
Basic Red - primary red

Greasepaint Stick - $25
B - bright yellow blue
Black Intense - black

Superslick Liquid Eye Liner - $24
On The Hunt - true black

Zoom Fast Black Lash - $20
Deepest black
Powder Blush - $28.50
Crazed Imagination - muted plum with a hint of pink pearl

Sculpt and Shape Powder - $33
Bone Beige/Emphasize -  palest cream/tan

Set Powder - $40

Nail Lacquer - $16
Bad Fairy - red with red multi-changing pearl
Formidable - teal green with pink multi-changing pearl

Lashes - $22
7 Lash

Available at MAC counters October 2, 2014 and online at

- Lisamarie -

Rev the TIFF Red Carpet with Revlon Professional!

Revlon Professional stylists were on hand at the Four Seasons Toronto Spa last week getting everyone TIFF Red Carpet ready with an arsenal of Revlon Style Masters products! With my short hair there wasn't much they could do for me except make it look sleek and shiny (much needed and appreciated) so I thought this elaborate braided updo they were working on for another lady would be a lot more fun to admire!
The hairdresser looked at my fine hair and immediately recommended that I use Revlon Professional Style Masters Volume Shampoo & Conditioner to help pump up my locks which made me feel super smart since I had already recommended it for myself here!
Of course it's not a red carpet look without great looking nails which I got thanks to CND National Artist, Tony and CND Vinylux!
How much do you love CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Indigo Frock from their latest collection - an amazing slate blue that is perfect for fall! I've had it on my nails for a week now without a single chip which makes it double amazing!

- Lisamarie -

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick and Rita Ora 60 Seconds Nail Polish - with swatches!

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick - $7.99 - in 22 shades: To Nude or Not To Nude, Pink Chic, Ringa Ringa, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Pink, Back to Fuchsia, As You Want Victoria, Rose Blush Latino, Dusty Rose, Tower of Mauve, Berry Rose, Crystal Mauve, Diva Red, Red Alert, Mayfair Red Lady, Coral Britannia, Coral Garden, Summer Angel, Let's Get Naked, Nude Delight, Notting Hill Nude - with intensely moisturizing colour and a rich, vitamin-infused formula - that feels and looks great on!
Coral Garden 
Coral Britannia
60 Seconds Nail Polish by Rita Ora - $3.99 - in 6 shades: Breakfast In Bed, Do Not Disturb, White Hot Love, Midnight Rendezvous, Don't Be Shy and Lose Your Lingerie.
Don't Be Shy
Lose Your Lingerie

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -