October 27, 2016

Avon Planet Spa Pampering Chocolate Collection

Avon Planet Spa introduces their Pampering Chocolate collection with cocoa extract - the perfect way to slather your body in chocolate without the mess - the collection includes:

Body Whip - 200ml - $12 - a delicious chocolate scented whip that leaves skin feeling luxuriously smooth and conditioned.

Body Wash - 200ml - $9 - with rich, chocolate-scented lather that leaves skin feeling shower-fresh and soft.

Face Mask - 100ml - $10 - a chocolate-scented moisturizing mask that can be used 1-2 times a week to  leave skin feeling hydrated and smooth.

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

- Lisamarie -

Fresh Sugar Cream Lip Treatment - with swatches!

Fresh Sugar Cream Lip Treatment - $29 - in 3 shades: Pink, Buff and Blush - that offer all the benefits of lip colour and skin care in one creamy, cushiony formula that coats lips with dewy translucent colour and a touch of iridescence, while providing six-hour moisture. The formula is enriched with sugar, a natural humectant, antioxidant-rich vitamins C and E and a moisturizing blend of oils that leave lips soft, smooth and nourished.

I love the metal paint tubes they come in, it really gives that artistic feel! As you can see there isn't a big difference between the shades, or at least not on my lips - Blush shows up best on my lips and is the one I have been reaching for most - with the weather turning colder, having colour and moisture in one is just what my lips need now!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

October 26, 2016

Eye Love Wednesday - Kajal liners from Clinique, Physicians Formula and Estée Edit!

My eyes tend to tear a lot so I avoid wearing eyeliner since it never ends up staying on for long - that is until I discovered kajals - eyeliners mainly made with natural ingredients and packed with pigments for dramatic results that are easy even on the most sensitive peepers - and have such great staying power you can even use them on your waterline! A few I am loving right now include:

Clinique High Impact Custom Black Kajal - $21 - in 5 shades: Blackened Black, Blackened Black Honey, Blackened Brown, Blackened Blue and Blackened Green - a pigment-packed pencil for kicked-up eye drama that delivers rich, dark colour with 12 hour hold and is formulated to resist smudging, sweat, humidity and water.

Available at Clinique counters across Canada.
Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Kohl Kajal Eyeliner - $12.99 - in Ultra Black - luxurious, intense and richly-pigmented to create the most dramatic and exotic eye look. Infused with 100% Pure Argan Oil to nourish and condition, it glides-on effortlessly for dramatic definition and inner rim intensity with a high-performance formula that has 24 hour wear and is 100% waterproof.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
The Estée Edit Inside Track Eye Kajal - $26 - in 4 dual-ended, perfectly paired shade combinations: Extreme Black/Gunmetal, Bold Bordeaux/Urban Nude, Twisted Teal/Tarnished Gold and Navy Brat/Baby Blue - with a super-creamy, ultrasoft, stunningly smooth formula that glides on like a fluid, depositing extreme pigment in just one sweep - even on the waterline. Ultra-blendable for a stunning smoky eye, it’s easily to smudge with your fingers or a brush.

Available exclusively at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Seche Vive Radiant Gel Effect Top Coat!

Love the look of gel manicures but hate how much effort they are to remove? Then fake the effect with:

Seche Vive Radiant Gel Effect Top Coat - 14ml - $12.99 - with a luxuriously thick formula and mirror-like shine that mimics the look of an expensive gel manicure without the need for LED or UV lamps. The unique formula is dry to the touch in minutes, and is easily removed with acetone or non-acetone polish removers.

Available now at Loblaws, Lawtons, London Drugs, Rexall and Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

October 25, 2016

Cover FX Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Perfect Light Highlighting Powder - $42 - in 3 brilliant global shades: Sunlight - soft gold glow, Candlelight - shimmering golden bronze, Moonlight - soft silvery glow - a silky, pressed highlighting powder with a creamy texture that makes it super-blendable and ultra fine pearls that ensure a refined glow that softens the appearance of skin and blurs imperfections for a striking glow or soft-focus effect.

The talc and fragrance-free formula is enriched with antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E and green tea extract to help neutralize free radical damage; vitamin F to hydrate and the mica is coated with amino acids to hydrate skin leaving it feeling hydrated, comfortable and balanced so even dry skin types will love it.

The shades are all lovely but keep in mind if you are fair that the bronze shade will make a better bronzer then highlighter - it's really a better highlighter for darker skin!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Beautylicious returns to Yorkville for it's eighth beautiful year!

Toronto spa lovers, It's Beautylicious time again and this year, its 8th, it's bigger and better than ever!

For those not familiar with what it is, many of the salons and spas in the Bloor-Yorkville area offer consumers set value-priced packages and services for a set period of time. There is a wide array of hair, spa, skin and health & wellness service packages available at four set prices - $30, $50, $75 and $125 in four categories: hair (hair/colour/cut/style); spa (includes massage and/or facial and/or mani/pedi); skin (non-invasive procedures including Botox, Restylane or chemical peel); and Health & Wellness (nutrition services, dental, chiropractic services). It's a great way to try out new places and services and score amazing deals!

There are too many packages for me to even begin to tell you about but you can find all the event info at www.bloor-yorkville.com with details of all the participating spas and salons as well as the packages available.

This year I was treated to a Orange Spice Pumpkin & Polish Pedicure at the Stillwater Spa, Park Hyatt Hotel - 4 Avenue Road - 416-926-2389 - that involves a custom blended spicy organic puree of pumpkin, nutrient rich mud combined with whipped honey sea salts in an invigorating exfoliation treatment that left my feet glowing and spicy fresh! And maybe craving a Pumpkin Spiced Latte… Ask for Natasha, she was amazing!

I have also enjoyed many Beautylicious services over the years and here are a few places I really liked who are participating again this year:

Marc Anthony Salon - 38 Avenue Road - 416-413-1521 has an amazing $125 offering of colour, partial highlights and cut with Executive Hair Designer Felor Davachi. You can read about my haircut there with Byron here.

Pure + Simple - 41 Avenue Road - 416-924-6555 - is offering a Skin Awakening Facial for $125 - I've had the deluxe sea salt microdermabrasion which is wonderful so I'm intrigued by this! You can read the review here.

and don't miss out on seeing Dr. Cory Torgerson - Facial Cosmetic Surgery - 70 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 31 - 647-343-0207 - who is offering 20% off SculpSure - the latest and greatest in fat reduction and non-surgical liposuction without the scary bruising of CoolSculpting!

What I also think sounds interesting :

The Brow House - 80 Scollard Street - 647-351-7078 - is offering a $75 Triple Threat including expert shaping, brow and lash tinting - for the perfect no-makeup look!

OxyBeauty - 14A Hazelton Avenue, Suite 304 - 416-929-4597 - has an Jet Peel Wrinkle Reduction and Skin Rejuvenation Treatment for $75 that sounds amazing

Kim Du Salon - 1300 Bay Street - 647-388-8713 - $50 will score you a wash, scalp massage, power-dose treatment and blow-dry - they had me at scalp massage!

Check it out at www.bloor-yorkville.com and get booking, it runs to October 30th!

- Lisamarie -

October 24, 2016

Dr. Roebuck's Ultimate Hydrating Serum and Revense Aging Serum

Dr. Roebuck's introduces two new serums with their own unique active ingredients and benefits to help with hydrating and anti-aging.

Both serums are infused with a powerful base - the exclusive CNYouthMolecule to restore and boost skin with a blend of carnosine, hyaluronic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E - that increases skin collagen production, improves the appearance of sun damage, reduces the density of deep wrinkles and increases hydration.

Dr. Roebuck's Ultimate Hydrating Serum - 30ml - $79.95 - with a concentrated formula of active ingredients including creatine, ubiquinone, vitamin B3 and aloe vera to boost skin for maximum hydration that results in not only improving skin moisture and elasticity but it also replenishes and protects the skin's moisture barrier.

Dr. Roebuck's Reverse Aging Serum - 30ml - $79.95 - with a concentrated formula of active ingredients including creatine, gatuline in-tense, vitamin B3, evening primrose oil, borage seed oil and aloe vera to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that results in more radiant skin and diminishes the appearance of aging.

I like a serum on its own in warm weather but with winter coming, these are even better under a moisturizer - for a really intense treatment, apply the serum, let it soak in and then apply a generous layer of moisturizer - Dr. Roebuck's Pure is great for this - to help hold the serum on the skin and enhance the effect!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale stores across Canada and online at beautyboutique.ca.

- Lisamarie -