November 20, 2020

Fragrant Friday - Mary Kay Illuminea

Mary Kay introduces an elegant new fragrance that exudes confidence, warmth and light:
 
Mary Kay Illuminea - 50ml Extrait de Parfum - $80 - a decadent scent with opening notes of mandarin orange, pink pepper and dew drop; leading into a luminous floral heart of red peony and honeysuckle; and finishing with woodsy, rich warmth of vanilla, oakmoss and cashmere wood.

You'll love the scent as well as  how long it lasts - it contains the highest concentration of fragrance oils and depending on your body chemistry, you could enjoy it for an average of eight hours after application!
 
Also available for a limited time is a 113g Body Souffle - with a luxurious whipped texture that smooths onto skin like plush cashmere and moisturizes for 24 hours.

Available 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 -

November 16, 2020

Quo Beauty 2020 Holiday Collection

Give the gift of sparkle and shine this year with Quo Beauty's 2020 Holiday Collection - with so many wonderfully glittery options it will be so hard to choose what to pick! 

Quo Beauty Cosmetic Crackers - $15/set - set of six festive surprise crackers each featuring a fun lip gloss inside. Gift as a set or break apart to crown each place setting at your holiday table.
Quo Beauty Lip Gloss Set - $20 - set of eight lip glosses that wrap your lips in cushiony colour to help create instant shine with no sticky finish. 
Quo Beauty Naughty & Nice Lip Crayon Set
- $20 - hydrate lips without sacrificing colour with a set of double ended crayons featuring 4 lip balms and 4 lipsticks that lets you mix and match colors and create many lip looks!
 
Quo Beauty Everything Nice Lip Varnish
- $20 - create a stunning lip statement with this lip varnish trio, adding a festive feel to all your make-up looks! 
Quo Beauty Under The Mistletoe Mini Lipstick Set
- $25 - a cute and fun set of 4 creamy lipsticks, finely dusted with glitter revealing a luxurious and moisturizing formula. Smooth, bold colour with comfortable wear. Light, medium, and deep shades have you covered morning, noon, and night.
Quo Beauty Triple Threat Lip Prep Trio
- $18 - lip trio to the rescue! This multi-functional lip set, containing three formulas that help pamper and prep lips:
Brown Sugar Scrub - Sweet like sugar. Apply a small amount in circular motions over the entire lip area using clean fingers. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Repeat once or twice weekly.
Lip Mask - Vitamin E and Jojoba Seed Oil wrap the lips in healing hydration. Apply before bed or when lips are in need of intense moisture.
Lip Balm - Soothing Shea Butter conditions dry, irritated lips. Apply anytime to maintain beautiful soft lips with subtle shine.
Quo Beauty Double the Fun Lip
& Cheek Cream
- $20 - this multi-purpose lip & cheek cream provides a wash of color that is buildable for added color or sheer it out for a lighter look. Easy to blend formula is soft and creamy. For best results, apply with clean fingertips to melt colour into the skin. Can also be applied with a lip brush or onto the cheeks using a buffing brush.
Quo Beauty All is Calm Eyeshadow Palette
- $25 - with endless colour combinations, help create a party eye look using these 12 luxurious matte and shimmer eyeshadow shades that provide smooth, blendable and soft textures.
Quo Beauty All is Bright Eyeshadow Palette
- $25 - 12 luxurious matte and shimmer shades with smooth, blendable and soft textures to create endless colour combinations and party eye looks.
Quo Beauty Superstars Liquid Shadow Trio
- $20 - A trio of velvety soft, liquid eye shades that glide on and help create glam eye looks. Apply a veil of colour for daytime or build up the intensity for nighttime drama.
Quo Beauty Eyeshadow Duo
- $8 - complimentary eye shadow duo shades can be worn alone or together to help create a beautiful eye.
Quo Beauty Beautiful You Face Powder Trio
- $30 - a curated collection of face powders including highlighters, blush, and bronzers each packaged in a beautiful swiveling metallic compact. Mix and match shades between palettes and take them on the go as they are perfectly sized for travel.
Quo Beauty Trim the Tree Lip Gloss Ornament
- $8 - gloss and go this holiday season with this adorable ornament shaped lip gloss.
Quo Beauty Lights All A Glow Lip Gloss Ornament
- $8 - gloss and go this holiday season with this adorable ornament shaped lip gloss.
Quo Beauty All Wrapped Up Lip Gloss Ornament
- $8 - gloss and go this holiday season with this adorable ornament shaped lip gloss.
Quo Beauty Featherweight Cream Blush Ornament
- $8 - the must-have blush in a cute ornament perfect for gifting and holiday decorating.
Quo Beauty Save the Day Beauty Emergency Kit
- $20 - there's no bigger bummer than finding yourself in a beauty emergency without the essentials so this emergency kit is here to save the day! Kit includes: compact mirror, emery board, nail clippers, mini tweezers, pack of blotting papers, 3 hair elastics, 3 foam tip applicators, 4 bobby pins, clothing tape and 1 mini blending sponge.
Quo Beauty Hydrogel Under Eye Mask
- $10 - tuck perfectly into the contours of the under eye, helping deliver hydration to deeply moisturize the most delicate skin. A combination of shea butter and plant extracts condition the skin and help retain moisture for plump, smoother looking under eyes.
Quo Beauty Eye Heart You Gel Eye Pads
- $8 - set of 2 gel eye pads help calm, cool, and soothe tired or puffy eyes.
Quo Beauty On the Go Mini Skincare Set
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$15 - a mini set of four essential facial care tools including a silicone pore refiner, mini tweezers, mini extractor, and mini folding double ended facial razor and brow brush, all stored in a pouch for on the go needs!
Quo Beauty Sparkle & Shine Brush Set
- $18
- this travel sized collection is the perfect touch of pink with a shiny twist. Includes 4-piece synthetic brush set including: powder, eye crease, all over shadow and liner brushes with a sparkling pouch to hold essentials
Quo Beauty Pop of Glam Brush Set
- $25
- includes six travel sized brushes: Powder, Foundation, Fluffy Crease, All Over Shadow, Smudge and Pointed Liner - that feature show-stopping pink glitter handles that fit perfectly into a metal canister to help provide the chicest way to store and protect your brushes while on-the-go. 
Quo Beauty Pop of Glitz Brush Set
- $25 -
includes six brushes: Powder, Foundation, Fluffy Crease, All Over Shadow, Smudge and Pointed Liner - that feature show-stopping gold glitter handles that fit perfectly into a metal canister to help provide the chicest way to store and protect your brushes while on-the-go. 
Quo Beauty Must Have Brush Set with Roll
- $55 -
with these 10 must-have tools that will take your beauty arsenal to the next level. Designed to include every tool you need to create a flawless complexion and build color intensity for your desired look, no matter the occasion.
Powder Brush: To apply powder all over face or body
Blush Brush: To apply on cheekbones
Rounded Foundation Brush: For seamless foundation application
Highlighter Brush: Used to add highlights to the face and body
Multi Purpose Brush: Buff, blend, sweep – perfect for use all over
Crease Blender Brush: Use to blend shadows and diminish harsh lines
All Over Shadow Brush: Used to apply a base shadow color on eye lids
Liner Brow Brush: To define eyeline and brows
Eye Shadow Smudger Brush: Blend and smudge eye shadow on eyelid
Rounded Concealer Brush: used to conceal the inside corner under the eye.
Quo Beauty Sleigh Your Holiday Brush Set
- $30
- with four essential tools designed to perfectly blend, buff, and sweep your way to a flawless finish.
Powder Brush: To apply powder all over face or body
Blush Brush: To apply on cheekbones
Rounded Foundation Brush: For seamless foundation application
Conceal & Buff Brush: Domed shape for blending and buffing concealer
Quo Beauty All is Bright Brush Set
- $25
- includes four essential travel sized brushes: powder, detail complexion, all over shadow and smudge liner that feature all over glitter adding a sophisticated touch of sparkle to any make-up routine. Accompanied by a glittered pouch, store your brushes and make-up essentials in style with this super cute accessory.
Quo Beauty Merry Metallics Brush Set
- $60
- features a striking range of metallics that make mixing metals easier than mixing a holiday cocktail - includes: All Over Shadow Brush, Buffing Foundation Brush, Angled Concealer Brush, Cheek Definer Brush, Flat Shader Brush, Bronzer Wing Brush, Crease Diffuser Brush and a Clutch Pouch.
Quo Beauty Artistry Brush Collection 
- $75
-  showcases 7-must-have tools for your beauty arsenal including: All Over Powder Brush, Domed Buffer Brush, Pointed Crease Brush, Flat Shader Brush, Fluffy Winged Shadow Brush, Powder Sculpt Brush, Diffused Detail Brush and a Canister Pouch.  
Quo Beauty Blending Sponge - Set of 3
- $18 - the perfect gift for any makeup lover, this blending sponge cracker set has all your makeup blending needs covered!  Use them to flawlessly build and blend your foundation or other liquid and cream makeup products
Quo Beauty Mini Blending Sponges
- $10
- Blend your way to a flawless finish with the help of these three mini sponges. Each sponge is perfectly sized to allow you to precisely conceal, apply and blend make-up in all areas of the face.
Quo Beauty Blending Sponge - Snowman or Penguin
- $8
- fun and adorable blending sponges are great stocking stuffers! Use to help bu­ild and blend foundation or other liquid makeup products to help create an even and natural finish. Latex Free.
Quo Beauty Let It Snow Sponge Set
- $10 - this set of multi-purpose wedge sponges are super cute and infused with glitter. Disposable, easy to use and ideal for all make-up application needs!
Quo Beauty Sweet Dreams Satin Cat Eye Mask
- $12 - sleep sound and sweet using this soft, cat-eye shaped satin sleep mask. Complete with embroidered lashes to add even more cuteness to this adorable mask! 100% polyester.
Quo Beauty All
Tied Up Headband - $12 - this super soft headband is ideal for all beauty routines. Use to hold back loose hairs while cleansing, masking, applying make-up and more. Your skin care and makeup routine has never been so cute!
Quo Beauty Sodalite Mini Facial Roller
- $20 - offers a multitude of benefits and helps enhance your beauty ritual.  Made from genuine sodalite, the roller helps to decrease facial puffiness and helps firm the look of skin through gentle massage.  It is built to have a cooling and soothing effect on the skin and helps reduce facial tension.
Quo Beauty Guilded Gold Manicure Set
- $15 - all the tools you need for daily nail care. Set includes:  Nail Clippers, Nail Scissors, Nail Scoop, and Emery Board. The set's compact size makes it ideal for use at home or while traveling.
Quo Beauty Let's Get Glam Eyelash Curler
- $12 - help achieve the flirty, curly eyelashes you've always dreamed of with this gilded gold and super chic lash curler!

Quo Beauty Metallic Bobby Pins
- $9.99 - 10pcs each of rose gold, silver & gold.
Quo Beauty Pearl Snap Clips
- $12.99 - trio comes with a pearl snap clip, a gold ornate slide pin & a gold snap clip. Wear them together, stacked or separately.
Quo Beauty Lip Balm
- $8 - an ultra-hydrating lip balm containing vitamin E and shea butter provides soothing hydration for softer, smoother looking lips.
 
Available now for a limited time exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at shoppersdrugmart.ca.
 
- Lisamarie - 

November 11, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... 7th Heaven Face Food Tiger, Kitten and Panda Face Masks!

7th Heaven Face Food Face Mask - 1 sheet mask - $4 - comes in 3 types:
 
Kitten Face Mask - a soothing mask to soften and hydrate reactive skin with cucumber, aloe and nourishing avocado.
 
Panda Face Mask - a hydrating mask to soothe and moisturize thirsty skin with coconut, banana and soothing green tea.
 
Tiger Face Mask - a revitalizing mask to brighten, refresh and hydrate tired skin with apple, strawberry and soothing witch hazel.
 

And if you've ever thought that you look ridiculous walking around the house in a sheet mask - this one will up the ante! Go on and really be a kitten, tiger or panda!
 
Available at London Drugs and select Rexall Pharma Plus, Lawtons Drugs, Pharmasave, Brunet, Familiprix, Jean Coutu, Proxim, Uniprix, Value Drug and Overwaitea stores across Canada and online at farleyco.ca and shophali.com.
 
- Lisamarie -

November 10, 2020

Needful Things - StriVectin Tighten & Lift TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream Plus


StriVectin Tighten & Lift TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream Plus - 50ml - $99 - a powerful cream that offers the complete solution for a youthful looking neck and decollete: visibly tightens, lifts and firms the neck for a more youthful looking profile; smooths the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the neck and décolleté and targets crepey texture; while it strengthens the skin barrier to prevent moisture loss and diminishes the look of discoloration on the décolleté.
 
The formula features the breakthrough Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex to improve skin elasticity and provide visible lift, while smoothing the appearance of horizontal neck lines and sagging; a botanically-derived Brightening Complex that helps even skin tone on the décolleté; while patented NIA-114 technology strengthens the skin barrier - lifting, lines, crepey texture and uneven skin tone - this cream does it all!
 
Available at drugstores across Canada.
 
- Lisamarie -

November 4, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Mary Kay The Iconic Lip Vault!


Gift yourself or someone else with this must-have for your lips: 
 
Mary Kay The Iconic Lip Vault - $60 - includes three essential lipsticks in classic, everyday shades - all placed perfectly in an aluminum lip vault.
Shades include: Gel Semi-Shine Lipstick in Raspberry Ice; Gel Semi-Matte Lipstick in Mauve Moment; and Gel Semi-Matte Lipstick in Crushed Berry
 
Experience all the joy of stay-true colour that lasts for hours - without leaving lips looking or feeling dry thanks to the lightweight gel formula that glides on smoothly and cushions lips, leaving them feeling soft and supple.
 
Love it? Don't wait! Only available for a limited time 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 -

November 2, 2020

Gone but not forgotten - take 2 - products I have loved and lost and what I am ready to love (again)!

If you caught my post back in the summer about all my fave makeup products that had joined the great empties graveyard and what I have replaced them with - you might have been wondering why I only ever use up makeup - not true! Especially these days when I actually wear precious little makeup and spend a lot more time and product on everything else! This is what has gone into the recycling bin lately - and you can really tell from the cut up tubes how much a really liked these products, desperate to get every last drop out!
 
Jowae Soothing Cleansing Milk - an end of the day must have for getting rid of makeup and the rest of the day off my skin!
Vichy Neovadiol Compensating Complex Densifying and Replenishing Serum - yes it's technically for menopausal women but I liked the feel of it so much that I just kept using it after receiving it to try!
Schwarzkopf Soft Glam Smooth Polish Elixir - this is the only thing that has been going in my hair these days and I will miss it's frizz busting magic!
Bath & Body Works Snowy Citrus Swirl Ultra Shea Body Cream - from the 2019 holiday collection that Santa was nice enough to leave in my stocking and it really just smells so good!
Soap & Glory Heel Genius Foot Cream - a must have for my super-dry tootsies!

And when I do use something up I see if I have anything new to try or rummage through the vaults where I keep anything that I tested already and liked enough to keep - and this is what I will be replacing the empties with:
 
Indeed Labs Hydraluron Cream Cleanser - 100ml - $19.99 - with a luxurious, gentle foaming formula that deeply cleanses to remove all traces of makeup while still keeping skin balanced and perfectly hydrated with hyaluronic acid teamed with a coconut-derived surfactant, papaya enzymes and hibiscus flower acids to help keep skin clean, soft and bright. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at indeedlabs.com.
The cold weather is another excuse to move to a new moisturizer - my combination skin prefers a serum over a cream so I am sticking with Vichy but changing to something that will be more moisturizing for winter: Vichy Mineral 89 Fortifying and Hydrating Daily Skin Booster - 50ml - $41.95 - with a powerful formula that hydrates, plumps and fortifies skin to protect against daily aggressors such as pollution, stress, fatigue and cold weather.  Available at drugstores across Canada and online at vichy.ca. And if you can still find one, I highly recommend the Mineral 89 Fortifying Recovery Mask that was available for a limited time during the summer - it's a mask you mix yourself and it feels heavenly!
And since I haven't touched a hair dryer in months it makes sense to start using something that will work with the whole air-drying thing: OGX Active Beauty Green Tea Fitness Air Dry Cream - 177ml - $10.99 - infused with rich in antioxidant green tea and refreshing lotus to keep hair feeling, looking and smelling fresh while adding healthy-looking frizz-free shine with no heat while adding lasting moisture. Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
I would totally buy Snowy Citrus Swirl again but it doesn't appear to be one of the holiday offerings this year so this is going on my Christmas list instead - Bath & Body Works Snowy Peach Berry Ultra Shea Body Cream - 226g - $15.50 - described as a sparkling, fruity blend of snow-kissed cranberries, frosted peach blossom & shimmering woods - which is right up my alley! Stay tuned for more info on what Bath & Body Works has coming for the holidays in 2020!
After an intensive hunt I found that I didn't have any more foot cream to either review or stashed away  but I did find this: basd Invigorating Body Lotion in Mint - 450ml - $24.99 - it's an excellent body moisturizer that smells like mint which, in my mind, also makes it the perfect foot cream! Available at select health food stores across Canada and online at basdbodycare.ca. I won't be using it for a couple of weeks because I just used a Grace & Stella Dr. Pedicure Foot Exfoliating Mask last night and you aren't supposed to moisturize while it's doing it's thing - if you've never done a foot peel before I highly recommend it - it's wonderfully, disgustingly satisfying!
 
- Lisamarie-