May 22, 2015

Fragrant Friday - Jimmy Choo Man

Jimmy Choo Man - 50ml EDT - $68, 100ml EDT - $88 - a fresh scent with top notes that open with crisp vivacity of mandarin essence, citrus and honeydew melon  complemented with calming lavender; crisp heart notes of geranium and pineapple leaf; and moody and seductive base notes of patchouli and warm amber-based wood.

I quite like the scent, it smells fresh and manly, but honestly, even if I hated the scent it has Jon Snow in the adverts so there is still something about it to love!

Available now at Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and Nordstrom.

- Lisamarie -

May 21, 2015

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss - with swatches!

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss - $23 - imparts vivid colour and stunning shine while being completely comfortable on the lips. Its pigments are packed with Plexi Color Technology to deliver up to five hours of colour impact while 360-degree, reflective shine beads maximize shine. The best thing about it is the superflex applicator which features a lip-hugging shape that allows for precision and control while the super-loaded split-tip has a unique contour to sweep on the ideal amount of lip gloss.
In 35 shades: 0 Transparent - clear, 100P Pearly Light Beige - sheer, 101 Nude Beige - opaque, 102P Pearly Sweet Beige - sheer, 103 Beige Pink - opaque, 104 Brown Beige - opaque, 105P Pearly Beige - sheer, 200 Nude Pink - sheer, 201 Light Rose - sheer, 202 Sweet Pink - sheer, 203P Pearly Golden Pink - sheer, 204 Old Pink - sheer, 205P Pearly Rose - sheer, 206 Pop Pink - sheer, 207 Candy Pink - opaque, 208P Pearly Lilac Pink - opaque, 209 Fuchsia Pink - opaque, 300P Pearly Golden Pink Coral - sheer, 301P Pearly Nude Coral - sheer, 302P Pearly Golden Coral - sheer, 303P Pearly Coral - sheer, 304 Red Coral - sheer, 305 Orange Coral - sheer, 306 Orange - opaque, 400 Orange Red - opaque, 401P Pearly Red - sheer, 402P Pearly Golden Red - opaque, 403 Red - opaque, 404 Raspberry Red - opaque, 405P Pearly Plum - sheer, 406 Burgundy - opaque, 500 Lilac - opaque, 501 Purple - opaque, 502P Pearly Beetle - opaque, 503 Black - opaque.
208P Pearly Lilac Pink
404 Raspberry Red

The gloss certainly has the lasting power promised, it easily stayed on for hours - downside is the tackiness, which of course is what makes it stay. I don't mind a sticky gloss but if I had long hair on a windy day I might...

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

 - Lisamarie -

Swap your way to healthy skin with Consonant!

Consonant wants to prove to you that you don't have to give up anything to get great results from skincare products with 100% natural, healthy formulations free of toxic chemicals and carcinogens.

Between May 25th - 31st bring in any non-Consonant product, including face wash, face cream, eye cream mask or sunscreen - new or used - to trade in for 50% off an equivalent Consonant Skincare product! (limit of one per person)

You can do you swap in-store at either location:

2479 Yonge Street, Toronto - 416-925-2855

or the new location in the Richmond-Adelaide Centre PATH
120 Adelaide Street West, Toronto - 416-504-2855.

Can't get to the store? No problem! Just take a picture of the product you want to "swap" and upload the picture to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the following message:

Facebook: "Hey @consonantskincare I want to swap this (eye cream, face cream, face wash, mask or sunscreen) for Consonant 100% natural skin care. #healthyskincare"

Twitter: "Hey @consonant I want to swap this (eye cream, face cream, face wash, mask or sunscreen) for Consonant 100% natural skin care. #healthyskincare"

Instagram: "Hey @consonantlife I want to swap this (eye cream, face cream, face wash, mask or sunscreen) for Consonant 100% natural skin care. #healthyskincare"

Then give them a call at 416-925-2855 to place an order for the equivalent Consonant product at 50% off!

- Lisamarie -

May 20, 2015

Eye Love Wednesday - Hard Candy Look Pro! Instructional Eye Shadow Palettes

Hard Candy Look Pro Instructional Eye Shadow Palette - $7.98 - in 3 shade collections: Natural Eyes - for acomplete natural look; Sassy Eye -  for a complete sultry look; and Smokey Eyes - for a complete smokey look.

Each tin includes 9 professionally coordinated eye shadows, an Eyes the Limit Long Wear Eye Shadow Primer, a mini Take Me Out Liner in Soy and a dual ended eye shadow applicator - all housed in a reusable collectible tin along an instructional card that gives tips on 3 start to finish natural looks, appropriate for any occasion.

Available now exclusively at Walmart.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Tweezerman Floral Sorbet Mini Slant Tweezer!

Tweezerman Floral Sorbet Mini Slant Tweezer - $19 - if we must torture ourselves pulling hair out of our heads by the roots, why not do it with something cute and colourful in a floral spring pattern?!

This extra-portable version of the beloved slant tweezer comes in durable stainless steel and is adorned with a bright and uplifting pattern for spring. With an angled tip that rests comfortably against your skin for easy, painless (ha!) plucking and has carefully calculated tension to ensure ultimate precision - while its mini size ensures it easily fits in your purse or anyplace else you need it on the go.

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

May 19, 2015

Lise Watier Teint Lumière - for skin that glows!

Lise Watier Teint Lumière - 26ml - $39 - comes in 8 shades from light to deep with an innovative, oil-free formula that offers ultra-light, adjustable coverage with an undetectable second skin effect and SPF 15 to protect skin from the sun. Formulated with a Diamond Lumière Complex - with light reflective pigments that render the optical properties of the diamond, it blends into skin to even out skin tone and bring radiance to the complexion.


The foundation looks really natural on the skin and has a nice glow to it - what I didn't expect to like was the dropper applicator. I usually prefer a pump but the dropper gives you much better control over how much foundation you use - and unless you have a giant face you won't need more then 3 or 4 drops of foundation to cover the whole face. You can either apply the foundation from the dropper directly to your sponge or brush or if you prefer to warm the foundation up a bit first, drop it onto the back of your hand and dip your brush or sponge into it from there.

I prefer a brush for applying foundation and for even overall results, it's recommended to apply Teint Lumière in circular motions, starting at the center of the face with the the Lise Watier Perfecting Foundation Brush - $35 - which has a kabuki shape and tightly packed, flat bristles for easy application and a perfectly airbrushed, even finish.

Available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Formula X Sheer Strength Nail Color - with swatches!

Formula X Sheer Strength Nail Color - $16 - a complete, nutrient-enriched nail strengthener with a touch of sheer color that strengthens, nourishes, and protects in one step. Available in 10 sheer shades: - Cloud Nine - sheer ivory porcelain, Mighty - sheer taupe porcelain, Enduring - sheer sand porcelain, Marvelous - sheer nude porcelain, Tenacious - sheer linen porcelain, Energetic - sheer rosy nude porcelain, Exhilarating - sheer bubble gum porcelain, Fierce - sheer lilac porcelain, Powerful - sheer pale pink porcelain, Wondrous - sheer pink porcelain.
Enduring
Wondrous

Basically it's a multivitamin for your nails - enriched with botanical extracts, keratin, and natural hydrators to  assist with building strong, healthy, and beautiful tips while also preventing splitting, cracking, and peeling. And to make it pretty, it's infused with Shinexcel - an advanced luminescent ingredient that enhances color and overall shine.

My problem with sheer shades tends to be that they go on streaky and the finished product looks terrible but that wasn't a problem at all as you can see from the pictures so if you are looking for a little colour and a lot of strength and shine, this is a great choice!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -