September 30, 2011

shu uemura Holiday Collection 2011 by Wong Kar Wai

Shu's holiday collection is a collaboration with internationally renowned film director, Wong Kar Wai who loves to master colour just as much as Mr. Shu Uemura did! The packaging is inspired by the special short film he did for shu uemura - "Mask" which as you can see is amazing!
Eye and Cheek Palette - Burning in Water Palette - $85
Eye and Cheek Palette - Drowning in Flame Palette - $85 - you don't get the full effect from the pictures but the palette pictures are holographic and super cool!
Dance in Glitter Premium Edition Eyelashes - $100
Jeweled Love Accent Eyelashes - $36
Rouge Unlimited - $35 - in: Rouge Luster - deep tender red with gold shimmer, Pink Flush - bright warm pink with a glossy finish, Glitter Fuse - innocent beige with a splash of golden dust
Flashing Gold Mini Brush Set - $80
Mini Nail Duo - $39 - in: Festive Rouge - red and gold or Bleu Slendor - blue and silver
White Recovery EX+ Brightening Cleansing Oil Advanced Formula - 450ml - $89

Be sure to check out "Mask" - the short film created by WKW for the shu uemura Holiday Collection at - (full film coming October 18th).

The collection will be available in October at Holt Renfrew.

- Lisamarie -

Essie Brand New Bag - Case Study, Glamour Purse and Lady Like swatches!

I promised you the other half of the Essie Brand New Bag collection and since I try not to lie to you here it is - I must admit, just looking at these pictures is putting me to sleep, they are way too subdued for me!
Case Study
Glamour Purse
Lady Like

And be sure to check out the first part of the collection which is much less sleep inducing - here!

- Lisamazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Fragrant Friday - Taylor Swift Wonderstruck

It's not enough that Taylor Swift got to date Taylor Lautner, the cute as a button Swift has a new fragrance and a commercial where she wears the most amazing dress by Christian Siriano! Why she wouldn't use Lautner as her love interest in it I have no idea, the boy that's there pales in comparison!

The fragrance is described as a charming gourmand – floral with sparkling fruity tones on a wooden background. With top notes of raspberry, dewberry, green tea, freesia and apple blossom; heart notes of sweet vanilla, sundrenched honeysuckle and white hibiscus; and base notes of golden amber, musk, sandalwood and peach.

If you've been by a Shoppers in the past couple of weeks you've probably already smelled the tester - I must admit, I have been spraying myself with it every time I go in - it's sweet and fruity and exactly the kind of fragrance that appeals to me! Not to mention the adorable bottle! I think this one is on my Christmas list!
50ml EDP - $63, 100ml EDP - $78, 10ml Rollerball - $22, 200ml Body Lotion - $42, 200ml Bath Gel - $32

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart until January after which it will also be available at The Bay, Sephora, Sears and London Drugs.

Have you smelled it? Do you love it? Is Taylor S. crazy to have dumped Taylor L.? All important questions!

- Lisamarie -

September 29, 2011

Sensitive skin suffers no more with La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra! Contest!

Sensitive skin no longer needs to be a giant pain thanks to La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra - it's free of preservatives (which are what most people are allergic to), parabens, fragrance, colourants, alcohol, and lanolin. It's able to be preservative free because of its unique packaging technology - a hermetic airtight packaging, so no preservatives are required to keep the product stable. As well, it has an active soothing ingredient “Neurosensine” that minimizes skin sensitivity and reactivity.

You can find more info, win a free bottle and see what other sensitive skin sufferers are saying about it on the dedicated Facebook page - join the ReacSkin Movement at - 

Sound too good to be true? Don't take our word for it - win one to try for yourself! As a matter of fact, we have 25 of them to give away to our sensitive readers! 

This contest is open to all our Canadian followers and it's very easy to enter, just leave a comment letting us know that you follow (if you aren't a follower you can sign up through Google or Facebook - signups are in the right sidebar)

1 entry for following and leaving a comment answering the question - What have you tried or have been doing to find some comfort for your sensitive skin? Make sure you also leave you e-mail so we can contact you if you win!

And for extra entries you can do one or both of the following:

1 entry for following @BeautyCrazedCan on Twitter and tweeting the contest
1 entry for "liking" La Roche-Posay ReacSkin on Facebook -

If you prefer not to leave your info on a public post, please leave a post saying you want to enter and then e-mail your info to, please put "La Roche-Posay Contest" in the subject line.  Remember to leave the post or you name won't actually end up in the draw! Winner to be decided by random drawing and you have until October 14th to enter. Good Luck!

- Lisamarie -

Dress like a celebrity on a normal person's budget!

When women are looking to achieve a personal style that fills them with excitement and confidence - they turn to my friend Lisa, the Practical Fashionista. Personally trained by Stacy London from TLC''s 'What Not to Wear', Lisa is a Personal Wardrobe Stylist and Image Consultant who not only works on-on-one with women, but also offers regular tips on fashion and style through her blog. And today she is doing just that with her guest post on how to 'Get the Celeb Look for Less'.
There are so many fashion posts out there showing ‘Celebrity Looks for Less’, but the one thing that always annoys me about them is they don’t always list where the pieces are from. And if they do, the items are from U.S. stores only. 

So, that’s why I decided to do a ‘Look for Less’ with one of my fave celebs, Reese Witherspoon – sporting this super funky 70’s boho meets urban cowgirl look. And of course, all of the pieces to re-create this look are available at a Canadian mall near you! Cool, eh? (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!) Here's where:

Floppy Felt Hat - Old Navy - $19.94
Plaid Ruffled Blouse - Smart Set - $38.00
Buffalo David Bitton Faux Fur Vest - The Bay - $79.00
Braided Belt - Danier -  $19.99
Baby Bootcut Denim Jean - Smart Set - $56.00