March 22, 2018

Make your dry skin happy with CeraVe Moisturizing Cream!

It might officially now be spring but don't be throwing out your moisturizer just yet - the coming fluctuations in temperature can cause havoc for your skin - especially if you suffer from extremely dry skin, eczema or other skin issues - you'll be wanting something super effective like:

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream - 453g - $23.99 - can be used on face and body, provides all-day moisturization with a single application and is clinically proven to increase skin hydration by improving the skin’s ability to attract, hold and distribute moisture.

Recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association and recommended by the Dermatology Review Panel, it contains 3 essential ceramides along with MVE Technology that penetrates deeply into the layers of the skin barrier to restore the essential balance of lipids and also forms a protective layer over the skin’s surface to help prevent moisture loss and provide 24 hours of hydration.

Also available in the line is: Moisturizing Lotion for face and body - 355ml - $15.99, PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion - 83ml - $14.99,  Daytime Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 - 83ml - $14.99, Hydrating Cleanser - 355ml - $15.99, Foaming Facial Cleanser - 355ml - $15.99.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection - with swatches!

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection - $11.99 - in 10 shades that push the limits of a nude lip colour: Philosopher - light lavender nude, Visionary - lavender grey nude, Huntress - deep grey nude, Protector - deep brown nude, Fighter - burnt orange nude, Seductress  - mauve nude, Poet - baby pink nude, Driver - creamy beige nude - with a comfortable, budge-proof matte finish.
Poet - sorry it's a bit blurry, there was so little contrast between my lips and skin that the camera couldn't focus properly!

The pigmentation is great, it lasts a really long time and I really like the applicator but I do find the finish to be a bit tacky at first - it does go away with a bit of wear though!

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 21, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Ardell Magnetic Lashes

Ardell Magnetic Lashes - $19.99 - available in Double Wispies and Double Demi Wispies - featuring  revolutionary multi-magnet technology: virtually invisible magnets strategically placed along the lash line for complete magnetic contact and a pre-curved band that is perfectly contoured to fit the eyelid, making application easier and helping the lashes to lay seamlessly along the lash line. Plus, the lashes are completely budge-proof with no adhesive needed – just place the lashes above and below natural lashes and the magnets will lock the lashes in place.

On the plus side, if you love a dramatic look you will want these - you are sandwiching 2 sets of lashes with your own so you get triple lash fullness!

On the negative side, the band has a contour but unless your eyes are exactly the same size already, you have to cut the lashes so you lose some of the contour - and for me after cutting, they just didn't sit right on the corners of my eyes. With the glue on type this isn't as issue because you glue them into the right place and create a new contour - but this isn't possible with the magnets, whatever shape they are when you cut them is what you have to work with. Hopefully in the future they will introduce them in different sizes and solve this issue!

Available now at Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart and other retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Guerlain Gommage de Beauté Skin Resurfacing Peel!

Guerlain Gommage de Beauté Skin Resurfacing Peel - 75ml - $74 - a grain-free, non-abrasive, melting gel peel designed to gently exfoliate and refine the look of even the most sensitive skin.

Ideal for all skin types, it delivers the perfect concentration of three naturally derived exfoliating acids to gently remove dead cells to correct dullness and uneven texture - the acids brighten, soften, calm redness, lift away impurities and maintain essential moisture levels for skin that looks and feels smoother, more refined and radiant; along with nigella oil flower extract - for it's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

For optimal results apply over the whole face and leave on as a mask for 5-10 minutes - before removing, massage the centre of the face and the t-zone with small circular movements - rise thoroughly and enjoy your glowing skin!

As an added bonus it smells great - white tea, musky notes and a touch of jasmine.

Available now at Guerlain counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 20, 2018

Quo Concealer Palette

Quo Concealer Palette - $19 - a four shade palette idea for concealing dark circles, skin imperfections and blemishes - or use to highlight, contour and sculpt facial features.

The creamy formula blends easily and provides medium coverage while the variety of shades makes it easy to mix colours so as to match any skin tone for perfect customization.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

CND Vinylux Long Wear Polish Chic Shock Collection - with swatches!

CND Vinylux Long Wear Polish Chic Shock collection - $12.50 - inspired by South Korean K-Pop culture trend, which is filled with a mix of girly and urban makeup looks, an overload of doll cheeks and plump lips dripping in sugary pinks and lilacs - I prefer to think of them as Easter inspired - if these aren't Easter egg and jelly bean colours, I don't know what is! 

Either way enjoy four new boldly sweet shades:  

The collection is available in the Vinylux Long Wear Polish for 7 days of chip-resistant wear as well as Shellac Gel Polish for 14+ days of high-performance wear.

Available now at salons across Canada - check out to find one near you - and online at

- Lisamarie -

March 19, 2018

Shiseido Total Recharge Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask

Shiseido Total Recharge Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask - 80ml - $48 - an overnight leave-on gel mask containing condensed vitamin capsules that visibly corrects dullness and tired looking skin to leave it looking and feeling fully refreshed. 

Just apply on the skin before sleep, giving the phytoplankton extract it contains lots of time to help revitalize the skin and wake up with skin that  looks plump, radiant, dewy and well-rested, even if you didn't sleep very well!

Available at Shiseido counters across Canada including at Hudson's Bay stores and select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques.

- Lisamarie -

March 16, 2018

Strength train your hair with the Wella FusionPlex Collection!

Strengthen weak and damaged hair with the Wella FusionPlex collection - containing silksteel fusion technology that combines amino acids with micronized lipids to treat hair damage at multiple levels:

inside hair: two amino acids penetrate deep into the hair cortex to refill and replenish worn hair fiber to optimum condition leaving hair up to 95% mroe resilient to breakage.

outside hair: hair cuticles are protected and sealed against free radical damage from the environment or overwork, while instant conditioners leave it primed for styling.

In salon you can take advantage of WellaPlex treatments that help to create bonds within the hair during lightening or colour service or without colour as just a strengthening treatment and/or use the FusionPlex collection at home which includes:

Intense Repair Shampoo - 250ml - $21.98 - with a delicate formula containing EDDS, micronized lipids and amino acids that helps to repair damaged hair leaving it clean and cared for.

Intense Repair Conditioner - 200ml - $21.98 - instantly helps to protect against breakage due to combing and mechanical damage and detangles hair leaving it smooth.

Intense Repair Mask - 150ml - $21.98 - with a luxurious creamy texture that helps to repair and protect against breakage with intense conditioning ingredients and amino acids.

Amino Refiller - $39 - an in-salon service that penetrates down to the cortex, refilling the hair with amino acids.

Available now at professional salons across Canada - check out for more info or to find a salon near you.

- Lisamarie -