Nexxus introduces the City Shield Collection that combats the damage city living does to the hair and offers a reinvigorating veil of
protection against environmental damage, helping control frizz, making
your hair manageable and giving it a natural-looking healthy shine. Available is:
City Shield Shampoo - 400ml - $14.99 - designed to make all hair types more manageable with a silicone and colourant-free formula containing wheat protein and Indian lotus extract reawakens and smoothes
hair that is stressed by urban environments.
City Shield Conditioner - 400ml - $14.99 - with a salon crafted, Phyto Protein Complex formula that smoothes and nourishes hair, improving hair's manageability while restoring a protective barrier that
helps to shield it from damage caused by the urban environment.
City Shield Damage Defense Hair Crème - 60ml - $18.99 - a nourishing, leave-in cream that smoothes and shields straight
and fine hair from city-life damage while also providing soft hold for
your style. Hair is left protected and nourished, formulated with wheat protein and Indian lotus
extract for a refreshing, manageable style that lasts throughout the
Available now at drug, mass and grocery retailers across Canada.
Avon Skin So Soft Limited Edition Design Original Bath Oil - 739ml - $28 - with a jojoba-infused formula, an uplifting botanical and herbal scent and beautifully decorated floral bottle that makes it a perfect addition to your spring beauty routine! Add it to your bath or apply it directly to wet skin to lock in moisture to leave skin feeling soft and smooth all day.
Available for a limited time from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
Bella Vita Miracle Soap - $15 - in citrus, lavender and fragrance free varieties - a baked natural clay pellet filled with a delicate Marseille soap base that when wet, lathers to soften the exfoliating action of the stone.
It has lots of great uses:
Removes hard skin on elbows, knees, hands and feet - calluses disappear;
removes the most stubborn stains - including those left by hair dye, self-tanning cream and ink;
and exfoliates non-sensitive parts of the body and helps reduce ingrown hairs when used before epilation.
Just lather up the wet stone with a few drops and water and scrub gently - and for optimal life of the stone, don't leave it in water and it should last from 6 - 10 months!
Available now at fine health food stores across Canada.
Joe Fresh Matte Lipstick - $10 - in 9 shades: Nude, Smitten, Sorbet, Fuchsia, Melon, Neon Red, Raspberry, Ruby and Scarlet.
These have much more of a "matte" look and feel then a lot of the so-called mattes on the market these days without being heavy or chalky like the 90's mattes were. Because of this, you'll want to moisturize the hell out of your lips before applying or the colour will settle into every little line - you can see the difference between moisturizing and not in my swatch posts - guess which is which!
The colours themselves are very true to how they look in the tube, didn't change shade on my lips and had great staying power - I only had to reapply once during the day after lunch. The scent is fruity and a bit sweet - I want to say pineapple, but I'm not sure that's right - overall a great lipstick!
Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
Quo Brow Kit - $18 - contains everything you need to achieve brow greatness with ease including: 2 brow powders in medium and dark brown that can be used separately or combined together to create the perfect shade; a double-ended brush for easy application with an angled brush on one end and a spoolie brush on the other; along with a clear brow gel to finish the look and maintain the brow's shape all day.
It's a great kit that could be made even better with the addition of a light powder for more colour mixing options - and totally perfect if they added an auburn powder for us gingers!
Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
Love the idea of using a night time product on your skin but find that most night creams are too thick for your oily skin - or maybe your usual night cream isn't giving you all the results you want and are looking for something to boost it? Then check out:
Lotus Aroma Youth Anti-Wrinkle Night Serum - 30ml - $46 - smoothes out unevenness and rejuvenates
the complexion thanks to a 100% natural formula rich in natural AHA's - made of citrus and maple sugar that coat
and improve the skin; BHA's - extract from white willow bark that promotes cell
renewal and impairs the skin's aging process; along with vitamin E-rich hyaluronic acid - moisturizes the skin deeply, filling lines and wrinkles for an even
and rejuvenated complexion; Witch Hazel Floral Water tones and soothes; and German chamomile extract - an exceptional skin revitalizing
Just two or three drops at night on a clean face and neck every night and the result is skin that becomes visibly balanced, hydrated and more supple,
rested, silky and glowing - and it can be used alone or in combination with your usual night cream.
Available at fine pharmacies and health food stores across Canada.
Lisamarie - the happiest day of my life was the day Sephora opened it's first store in Canada (thankfully in Toronto), second happiest day was before this when Sephora finally started shipping to Canada, third I guess would be my wedding day (but don't tell my husband where he ranks please!)
*** Christelle - I enjoy shoe shopping and drinking martinis...preferably at the same time!