December 6, 2016

OPI Breakfast At Tiffany's Holiday 2016 Collection - with swatches!

Audrey Hepburn believed in manicures and so does OPI - as evidenced by their Breakfast At Tiffany's Holiday 2016 Collection. With 12 new shades that thake their inspiration from Audrey's classic beauty and sense of playfulness - available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas:
I Believe In Manicures - precious, light blue
Champagne For Breakfast - bubbly, sparkling silver
Breakfast At Tiffany's - matte pearl
Five-and-Ten - shimmery champagne
Sunrise...Bedtime - glittery dawn pink
Apartment For Two - romantic raspberry
Fire Escape Rendezvous - matte, glittery ruby
Meet My "Decorator" - hot red
Got The Mean Reds - ruby red
Rich & Brazilian - rich burgundy 
Can't Read Without My Lipstick - creamy, elegant maroon
Black Dress Not Optional - better then basic black

Available now at professional salons across Canada for $13.50 each.

- Lisamarie -

December 5, 2016

Tria Positively Clear 3-Step Acne Skincare Solution

Tria Positively Clear 3-Step Acne Skincare Solution - $199 - an acne-fighting blue light device  along with a cleanser and spot treatment that fights acne more effectively than traditional acne treatments alone.

Unlike other acne treatments, it gently eliminates bacteria at the source, deep within the skin, without harshness. The result is the elimination of blemishes, clogged pores and pimples, for a brighter, clearer complexion.

If you aren't familiar with the technology, blue light treatment is a non-UV light therapy, which is gentle on skin and does not cause persistent dryness and irritation, or long-term side effects. Blue light treats the very source of acne - bacteria (P. acnes) living in the pores. When blue light strikes the acne bacteria cells, it kills them without affecting the surrounding tissue. When the acne-causing bacteria is eliminated, so are clogged pores, blemishes, pimples and breakouts and  clearer, smoother, healthier skin is revealed.

The 3-Step system is easy to use and takes just minutes a day:

Step 1 - cleanse your skin with the Positively Clear Foam Cleanser to remove dirt, oil and makeup in order to prep your skin for Blue Light treatment;

Step 2 - treat blemishes fast by fighting acne-causing bacteria with the Positively Clear Acne Clearing Blue Light by gliding it across any problem areas and

Step 3 - target troublesome zones with the Positively Clear Spot Treatment.

The system can be used by anyone with any skin type looking for an easy and effective way to deal with those pesky blemishes. A little tip, not only is the blue light great for existing blemishes, it also works wonders on the ones you can feel under you skin that are just getting ready to make an appearance - a couple of treatments with the light and they either don't appear at all or come up much smaller. I have also been known to use the blue light when I feel a cold sore coming on - it seems to have the same effect, the cold sore either goes away before it even comes up or it comes much smaller and doesn't last as long!

Available now at www.triabeauty.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Inglot False Lash Effect Mascara

Inglot False Lash Effect Mascara - $18 - with an innovative formula that maximizes the volume of the eyelashes, making them extra black and providing delicate glitter.
The brush is carefully designed for quick, precise and even application, contacting lashes at the roots and precisely combing through them.
While the clump-free formula allows to reach a desired effect in just one sweep. The smudge proof formulation ensures the mascara will stay where it belongs, but is easily removable.
It really does give a fluttery false lash effect with no clumping so I'm a fan! This is actually the first product I have ever tried from Inglot - they have several locations in Toronto so I had a chance to check out their whole collection in person - the place is like a candy land of makeup! Most intriguing to me...
The Inglot Freedom System - which allows you to assemble custom designed palettes that are refillable so  changeable at a whim. The magnetic palettes come in lots of different sizes making it possible to fill them a little or a lot - with hundreds of shades available to fill them with - for face & body, eyes & brows, lips and even perfume!

Check them out for yourself in Toronto at the Yonge and Dundas flagship store, the kiosks at CF Sherway Gardens or Markville Shopping Centre or online at inglotcosmetics.ca.

- Lisamarie -

December 3, 2016

It's spring in our hearts and feet with the Nine West Spring/Summer 2017 collection!

 I'm cheating a bit today - thanks to a tetanus shot yesterday that has me only able to type with my right hand today, y'all are getting a picture post! Seeing as it's the Spring/Summer 2017 Nine West collection, I really don't think you will mind all that much - bring on the shoes!
 Pink and pom-poms, something for me and the cats!
 Bugs...
 bugs...
and more bugs!
  So much strappy wonderfulness!
Get your colour on - pastel or metallic!
 Especially for Valentine's Day!
 Fun cutouts!
 Love the lacing!
I can't even tell you how much I covet these!
 Straps and tassels, another one for me and the cats to love!
 The best ways to be nude and ladylike!
 Perfect for a wedding!
Going out never looked so good!

You'll have to wait a while to get your hands on them, although with the way the weather has been I feel like they should let me have my spring shoes now!

- Lisamarie -

December 2, 2016

L'Oréal Hair Expertise Total Repair 5 - for hair that is repaired as if new!

L'Oréal Hair Expertise Total Repair 5 - solves the top 5 haircare woes: strength, density, vitality, shine and silkiness with one easy cicamide + pro-keratine formula that now also contains a healing ceramide complex that fills in micro-cracks in damaged hair fibers to cumulatively repair and strengthen hair.

Available in the collection:

Total Repair 5 Shampoo - 385ml - $5.99, 750ml - $9.99

Total Repair 5 Conditioner - 385ml - $5.99, 750ml - $9.99

Total Repair 5 Mask - 300ml - $8.49 - intensely conditions to help restore visible signs of repaired hair.

Total Repair 5 Instant Miracle - 200ml - $8.49 - blends into the hair fibre and instantly penetrates to repair from deep within.

Total Repair 5 Cica-Creme - 100ml - $8.49 - a leave in treatment with a high concentration of cicamide to transform damaged hair and repair it use-after-use to protect it against further breakage, split-ends and other hair damaging aggressors.

Available now at drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Beauty Boutique Fragrance Mini Coffret & Certificate For Her

Beauty Boutique Fragrance Mini Coffret & Certificate For Her - $97 - the perfect way to sample 7  sensational fragrances, take them all for a test drive, then submit the enclosed scent certificate for a full-size bottle of your favourite one!

Choices includes: Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure Spray, Versace Eros Pour Femme Eau De Toilette Spray, Lancôme Trésor La Nuit Eau De Parfum Spray, Giorgio Armani Sí Eau De Parfum Spray, Chloé Chloé Eau De Parfum Spray, Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Spray, Mugler Angel Muse Eau De Parfum Spray.

Need a gift for the boy? There is a men's version as well that includes: Giorgio Armani Code Profumo Eau De Parfum Spray, Givenchy Play Eau De Toilette Spray, Burberry Mr. Burberry Eau De Toilette Spray, Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue Eau De Toilette Spray, Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Profumo De Parfum Spray, Versace Eros Pour Homme Eau De Toilette Spray, Calvin Klein Eternity For Men Eau De Toilette Spray.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique locations across Canada and online at beautyboutique.ca.

- Lisamarie -

December 1, 2016

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas - with Live Clean!

Now even your hands can smell like the holidays with the return of:

Live Clean Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap in Vanilla Peppermint or Holly Berry - 500ml - $4.99 - brightly seasonally scented and festively packaged for the holidays. With a formula enriched with vitamins E & B to hydrate and restore moisture as well as gently cleanse and free of any of the crap you don't want or need including sulfates, petroleum, DEA, parabens, silicone, phthalates and phosphates.

Available now at Walmart, Rexall, Sobeys, Lawtons Drugs and well.ca.

- Lisamarie -