May 29, 2017

Take Control of your oiliness and pores with Ole Henriksen!

Ole Henriksen Control was created to help achieve a true mind/skin balance,  by controlling oil and refining pores without stripping the skin. Addressing two of the top five skincare concerns – oiliness and pores – Balance effectively reduces shine, minimizes pores, and evens skin texture for a matte, healthier-looking complexion.

Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser - 147ml - $30 - reduces excess oil and deeply cleanses pores. Formulated with Green Fusion Complex and neem seed oil, its deep cleansing action helps unclog and purify pores without stripping skin, while the invigorating eucalyptus scent awakens the senses. Powerful AHAs - glycolic and lactic acids - help loosen and lift dead skin cells that can cause pore-clogging build-up. Instantly, the complexion is refreshed and balanced with a healthy-looking glow.

Balancing Force Oil Control Toner - 193ml - $32 - effectively removes excess oil and refines pores, while refreshing with an energizing eucalyptus-peppermint scent without stripping skin. Formulated with Green Fusion Complex, a powerful blend of both BHA and AHAs - salicylic, glycolic and lactic acids along with neem seed oil, its gentle clarifying action helps unclog, purify, and minimize the appearance of pores for a complexion that is instantly fresh and invigorated with a matte, healthy-looking glow.

Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator - 50ml - $42 - with a lightweight, mattifying formula  powered by Green Fusion Complex, a proprietary blend of potent active botanicals with natural antiseptic properties - combined with neem seed oil and powerful AHAs, it helps keep pores clear and skin matte all day long while maintaining optimal hydration and a healthy balance. This formula also significantly improves the wear of foundation for up to eight hours, making makeup meltdown a thing of the past. The complexion is soft, smooth, and refreshed with a healthy-looking, matte glow.

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Needful Things - Avon Organizational Caddy

Avon Organizational Caddy - $20 - is a clever way to streamline your makeup routine and keep your mornings stress-free.
Elastic loops on 2 dividers are perfect for holding brushes and liners while the collapsible dividers allow you to create up to 4 compartments or none at all - whatever works best for you! You can even take it while you travel as it folds up for easy storage. 

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

- Lisamarie -

May 27, 2017

Quo The Summer Collection 2017

Quo introduces their Summer 2017 collection made up of soft, wearable shades for the eyes, glowing bronze for the skin and a hint of colour for the lips - best of all is the tropical inspired packaging that looks like it needs to go on vacation with you - like now!

Bronzer - $22 - includes a trio of complementary shades with a hint of shimmer to highlight your summer glow.
Eye Shadow Palette in Garden View - $16 - contains 5 shades which includes 3 dark shades with 2 complementary shimmery pastels along with a double-sided applicator.
Eye Shadow Palette in Sunset Eyes - $16 - contains 5 shades which includes a mix of shimmery and matte neutrals and pinks along with a double-sided applicator.
Lip Cocktail Tinted Lip Balm - $12 - in 3 shades: Cosmopolitan, Mai Tai and Daiquiri - with a creamy texture that adds a touch of colour.
Flawless Face 3-Piece Brush Set - $40 - with all the brushes you need to create a gorgeous base with contours and highlights including: Foundation, Powder/Bronzer and Highlighter brushes in a sleek red and yellow trimmed bag and includes step-by-step instructions.
Smokey Eye 4-Piece Brush Set - $30 - with all the tools you need to create the perfect smokey eye incluings: All Over Eye Shadow, Crease Blender, Angled Contour and Angled Line brushes in a navy and red-trimmed cosmetics bag that perfectly fits all four brushes and includes step-by-step instructions.

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 26, 2017

Add some matte style to your do with got2b, Johnny's Chop Shop and Sebastian!

Looking to add some texture to your hair style without adding shine? Look for something labeled "matte" like the below featured paste, clay and putty! Just keep in mind that unlike many styling products that are best used on damp hair, these types of products are most effective on dry hair - just run a dab of the product evenly through dry hair and then use your fingers to tousle and create new messy textures, or use combs and brushes for a more refined sophisticated style.

Schwartzkopf got2b Beach Matte Paste - 99g - $7.99 - makes it easy to create windswept, "just left the beach" styles by adding texture for a tousled surfer look with a matte finish.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Johnny's Chop Shop Asian Wild Cat Hair Clay - 70g - $12.99 - a strong hold, matte finish styling clay that easily delivers a disheveled or structured look with some serious staying power for all hair types. Contains beeswax and sage leaf extract to condition and protect along with stimulating black pepper. 

Available at select London Drugs stores across Canada and online at londondrugs.com.
Sebastian Professional Matte Putty - 75g - $19.99 - a soft putty styling product made to add texture and moisture while styling for any length hair needing light to medium hold and no shine.

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


- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Avon Prime for Men

Just in time for Father's Day check out:

Avon Prime - 75ml EDT - $35 - a woody earthy scent that creates a bold, long-lasting masculine  impression with an irresistible blend of aromatic lavender, refreshing spearmint and rich cedarwood. 

Also available in the Prime collection for your layering pleasure:

Hair & Body Wash - 200ml - $10

Aftershave Conditioner - 100ml - $10

I really like the minty note in the fragrance - it adds a crispness to the woodiness - and if they hadn't have said that their was lavender in there, I never would have known it, I can't discern it at all!

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

- Lisamarie -

May 25, 2017

AlumierMD now makes the healthier choice an easier choice for sunscreen!

AlumierMD offers a line physical sunscreens with a smooth, sheer formula that leaves no white residue behind - now making it possible to get the great texture found in chemical sunscreen without the use of potentially harmful ingredients!

Moisture Matte Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 - 120ml - $60 - in 3 shades: Ivory Tint, Sand Tint and Amber Tint - has smoothing and mattifying properties, making it perfect for normal to oily skin and antioxidants to protect skin from free radical damage. What makes it really perfect for an easy summer look though is the cutting-edge, colour-encapsulated beads the blend on the skin, creating a sheer tint and healthy glow.

Clear Shield Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 42 - 120ml - $64 - with a lightweight, non-comedognic formula containing vitamin B3 and sodium hyaluronate making it ideal for all skin types including oily, redness and acne-prone skin.

Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 - 120ml - $64 - in Versatile Tint and Untinted - with a silky and sheer formula packed with free-radical quenching antioxidants for all skin types - use the tinted one to create a sheer healthy glow.

Available now at select medical spas, doctor's offices and online at alumiermd.com.

- Lisamarie -

Easy summer lips with GOSH and Sun Bum!

GOSH Velvet Touch Lip Liner - $10 - in 14 shades: Nougat Crisp, Cardinal Red, Flirty Orange, Antique Rose, Pink Pleasure, Angel Kiss, Simply Red, Chocolate Kiss, Cocoa Plum, Rose, Raspberry Dream, Smoothie, Raisin - with a unique waterproof wax formula that prevents lipstick from bleeding into the small lines around the lips along with vitamin E and jojoba oil to keep it from being too drying.

Great for wearing under lipstick but it's my go-to summer product for a melt-proof lip colour that is long-wearing and fuss-free. Rather then draw it on and have it look very precise, all I do is apply a bit to both lips, and then smudge it around with my finger - for a stained look - and then top it with my favourite lip balm:

Sun Bum Lip Balm SPF 30 - $5.99 - in coconut, key lime, mango, pink guava, pomegranate and my fave, banana - protects lips from the sun with a water resistant formula, along with cocoa butter, aloe and vitamin E to moisturize.

The colour lasts all day, I just reapply the balm on a regular basis to keep lips moisturized and protected from the sun!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 24, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - super affordable palettes from Rimmel, Hard Candy and Annabelle

Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow Contouring Palette - $14.99 - in 3 palette choices with 12 shades each: Keep Calm & Wear Gold - a molton mix of gold and copper hues along with pale taupes to highlight and rich coffee colours to define; London Nudes Calling - an array of warm blush tones from beige through tawny to rust and plum; Grunge Glamour - with neutral greys and browns along with fierce wine, bronze and pewter hues to make creating sultry smokey eye easy - with beautifully blendable, ultra-smooth, non-crease, non-fade shades that can be used in a multitude of ways to create contoured eye looks that range from natural to sultry for every eye shape.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Hard Candy Top Ten Sating Eyeshadow Collection - $6.58 - in 2 collection choices containing 10 shadows with a selection of matte, shimmer, glitter and metallic finishes: Rich & Famous and Lap Of Luxury - with a collection of fashion-forward colours in a chic, fabric mirror compact that includes 2 applicators.


Available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.
Annabelle Skinny Palette - $9.99 - in 6 colour harmonies containing 5 shadows from nude to bold: Taupe Neutrals Basics, New Eve Goldy Browns, Spring Rosy Hues, Summer Purple Shades, Winter Smoky Look, Fall Khaki Harmony - with intense colours and ultra-blendable pigments in a smooth and silky texture that glides on effortlessly.

Available at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -