March 31, 2012

MAC Reel Sexy

Somehow MAC knows all about the crazy-ass people I end up sitting behind at the movies. They have giant hair I can't see over and wear underwear and fur vests. I have no doubt her cell phone is on and she's slurping her drink too... At least her makeup is cool!
Pro Palette Eye Shadow X2 - $33
Dynamic Duo 1 - coral with yellow pearl (veluxe pearl) and clean purple (matte)
Dynamic Duo 2 - violet duochrome with pearl (frost) and clean violet (matte)
Dynamic Duo 3 - dirty-toned purple (veluxe pearl) and teal blue (matte)
Dynamic Duo 4 - mid-tone pink (satin) and blackened violet (matte)
Eye Khol - $18
Heirloom - highly metallicized greyed lavender
Hyacinth - dirtied mid-tone blue
Resort - deep amethyst plum
Smolder - intense black
Zoom Lash Mascara - $18
Zoomblack - rich black
Powder Blush - $24
Pink Cult - mid-tone dirty neutral pink (matte)
Magenta - bright magenta (matte)
Mineralize Skinfinish - $33.50
Lightscapade - soft candlelit beige with multi-dimensional shimmer
Lipstick - $17.50
Reel Sexy - light bright coral (amplified)
Watch Me Simmer - bright pink-orange (amplified)
Pink Popcorn - lavender (lustre)
Heroine - bright violet/purple (matte)
Cremesheen Glass - $22.50
Private Screening - mid-tone peach
Cinestyle - mid-tone blue grey violet
Star Quality - bright orange coral
Colour Saturation -dark cool wine
Nail Lacquer - $18
Vivid Effect - vivid orange coral (creme)
In the Dark…Purple - vivid violet (creme)
Screening Room - bright mid-tone teal (creme)

On counter and online at April 5th.

- Lisamarie -

Beauty Spotlight - March 31, 2012

The month of March was a little crazy with its swings in weather. The Beauty Spotlight Team still found ways to discover beauty everywhere we went. We have some new faces to share with you so be sure you check out the team’s posts and find some new fun blogs along the way.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic discovered some lippies that work with every skin tone from Susan Posnick! They even stay closed in a purse!  

Pammy Blogs Beauty finds that Urban Decay's Naked 2 Palette exceeds the hype! It might possibly be the best neutral palette ever for cool-toned girls!

The sophisticated Suqqu triumphs again with a beautiful array of products for spring; Visionary Beauty has a look at one of the eye shadow palettes

Witness a miracle when Prime Beauty's stick-straight hair goes curly with Marc Anthony BEACH WAVES. All she needs now is a sunburn!

Modesty Brown shares some juicy lip action courtesy of Ellis Faas Glazed Lips in L303.

The weather is warm in the UK, so LondonMakeupGirl's thoughts have turned to sunscreens. Which ones does she recommend? Find out in Sunscreens - Which one to buy?

Beauty Info Zone has a set of 6 amazing lipsticks for all you red lovers from YBF Beauty. This set would make the cutest gift for you or your mother! Even your Mother-in-Law would be impressed.  

The Pink Sith Blog has tried out the NEW Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara. Is it the bee’s knees or a stinging reminder that there is no such thing as the perfect mascara?

At Everyday Beauty, Zuzu's Petals described how she conquered Rosacea and discussed the pros and cons of various treatments.

At Lipstick Musings, Shannon's found the perfect summer shimmery eye with Tarina Tarantino's Eye Dream Highlight Duo in Amber and Elektron . Come check out swatches and an Eye of the Day!

See how Paula, from Older Girl Beauty, *almost* had the cult classic eyeshadow "Erika F", but ended up with the pretty, grey "Last Night" shadow in her stash instead.

polish insomniac falls in love with a sheer grey polish called OPI My Pointe Exactly. Find out why this polish made it onto her Top 20 list!

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed goes colourful for spring with candy coloured lips and tips from Bourjois Paris and Dior! Check them out and see if you don't think they look good enough to eat!

Perilously Pale decided it was about time she tried out some much raved about drugstore gems and has been won over by the incredible L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in All Night Blue.

March 30, 2012

Dior Croisette Collection Summer 2012

Inspired by a sunny destination, Dior's summer collection is all about vibrant colours and easy living - the contrast between sunbathing and a dip in the ocean, and as always a sexy, chic approach and a French touch.
5-Couleurs Croisette Edition in Swimming Pool 224 (not at Sephora) - $60 - ultramarine, sky blue, turquoise, pearl grey and bikini pink - inspired by aquatic pastels and the shimmering sparkle of water.
5-Couleurs Croisette Edition in Aurora 654 - $60 - golden brown, sunny orange, sand and golden yellow inspired by the ochre of Mediterranean lands.
1-Couleur Eye Gloss - $30 - in 2 shades (Sephora exclusive) - Tan 560 and Sunset 750 - offers wet shine and multi-faceted reflections for shimmering eyes in a gel shadow that instantly melts onto the eyelid for a fresh effect that stays smooth and radiant all day long, regardless of the heat.
Diorshow Liner Waterproof in Turquoise 258 (not at Sephora) - $28.50 - with a waterproof formula perfect for hot summer nights!
Nude Tan Sun Powder - $53 - in 6 shades: Honey 001, Amber 002, Cinnamon 003, Spice 004, Sienna 006 and Mocha 007 - contain translucent mineral prisms that adjust to the skin tone and the surrounding light to enhance it with a sheer, natural finish. Enriched with a sweet orange extract to boost microcirculation. Imitates a natural tan for an ideal sunny nude skin effect for every skin tone. Shades 002, 004 and 006 are meant for summer and 001, 003 and 007 for all year.
Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder - $56 - in 2 shades: Sunlight 002 and Sunset 004 - contain translucent mineral prisms that adjust to the skin tone and the surrounding light to enhance it with a sheer, natural finish. Enriched with a sweet orange extract to boost microcirculation. Combines two colour and radiance tones with skin shades for a result that matches the original skin tone, yet provides a surprisingly natural, radiance-boosting effect. Rosy harmonies add a touch of freshness and an anti-dulling effect, while apricot harmonies ensure a healthy glow infused with sensuality.
Dior Addict Lipstick - $31 - in 3 colours: Palace 354, Casual Gold 414 and Jet Set 544 - a lightweight lipstick with melt-away texture, modern shine and vibrant colours.
Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss - $31 - in 3 colours: Orange Pareo 542, Pink Croisette 464 and Brown Panama 432 - with extreme shine and a sheer effect to make the face glow.
Dior Addict Lip Balm in Crystal Coral 003 (Sephora exclusive) - $35 - offers immediate hydration, smoothing and radiance as well as over time lips feel more nourished, hydrated, plumped, smoothed and repaired.
Dior Vernis - $24 - in 2 shades: Bikini 231- fresh and glamorous coral and Saint Tropez 401 - aquatic turquoise.

On counter April 12th - Saint Tropez Vernis and Healthy Glow in Sunlight are already on my list, what's on yours?

- Lisamarie -

John Frieda offers solutions for fine and/or heat damaged hair!

Fine hair comes with it's own challenges and limitations. Mostly pertaining to the products that you can't really use. I've been a long time user of Frizz-Ease but realize that it's really not the best product for my hair - it's too heavy and too much of it just ends up weighing my hair down which I compensate for by not using very much - which means I'm really not getting the full benefits of the product!

Thankfully, John Frieda decided to show us fine haired, Frizz-Ease loving girls some love and have come up with a Frizz-Ease of our very own!

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Sheer Solution - 60ml - $14.99 - made especially for those of us with fine to medium frizzy hair, it's a silky and lightweight solution that delivers the same benefits as the original serums without weighing the hair down - a dual-phase product of smoothing lotion and lightweight serum offers both frizz control and nourishment and is safe for both colour and chemically treated hair.

To use just shake to combine the two solutions until mixed, apply 10 drops into your palm, rub hands together and work through towel dried/damp hair before styling.

You even begin to image how thrilled I am to finally have a Frizz-Ease I can call my own! It's so light and perfect for my hair and now I don't have to worry about putting on too much of the regular stuff and having my hair look like a greaseball as a result! Summer humidity, I'm ready for you baby!
John Frieda Full Repair Style Revival Heat-Activated Styling Spray - 120ml - $14.99 - repairs the look and feel of styling damage while protecting hair against future damage with heat protection ingredients that also add fullness, body and lift to any style. Contains Inca Inchi Oil to protect as well as to mend damage to dry, broken strands.

To use, spray on wet or towel dried hair before heat styling.

While this product is meant for any type of hair, it really is perfect for fine hair. As anyone who also has it knows, fine hair is especially susceptible to heat damage and can use all the protecting it can get from it. And any product that helps add body and fullness at the same time is welcome in my book!

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - go light for spring with Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty and Burberry Body Mist!

Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty - 50ml - $78 -  a new edition of the original Beauty described as sparkling and carefree with pure, sexy confidence, the fragrance evokes the sensuality and delicacy of bare skin with its luminous floralcy and skin-like warmth. With top notes of sparkling peach bellini accord bergamot and red berries; heart notes of pink lily, peony and jasmine; and base notes of musk, sandalwood and vanilla blossom.
Burberry Body Mist - 85ml - $70 - an all over alcohol free body mist with the fragrance derived from the original Burberry Body scent that will leave a delicate perfumed veil on your skin. With top notes of fresh green absinthe, elegant peach and freesia; heart notes of natural rose absolute, iris and sandalwood; and base notes of woody cashmeran, creamy vanilla, sensual amber and musk.

Available at the Bay, Sears, Holt Renfrew, Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and Ogily.

- Lisamarie -

March 29, 2012

Weleda One Step Cleanser & Toner - Contest!

Weleda One Step Cleanser & Toner - 100ml - $24 -  a milky lotion that cleanses and refines normal to combination skin as well as removes makeup with natural olive oil soap and witch hazel - all in one step without drying your skin out.

Available at Rexall Pharma Plus, Whole Foods, Noah's Natural Foods as well as various other natural independent health food stores and online at

Right away I was taken with the scent - I love products with essential oils because they always made me feel like I'm at an expensive spa. I wasn't sure that I was going to like the actual product though, I normally use a heavier cream cleanser and this one is so thin I wasn't convinced it would actually remove makeup - I needn't have worried though, it's thin but mighty and it's probably better for my combination skin not to be using heavy cleansers! It's also nice and a great time saver not to have to also use a toner afterwards, just slap on my moisturizer and go! My skin feels clean and refreshed, but not tight. If there is one thing I would change about the product it would be the glass bottle. Don't get me wrong, it's blue and pretty but being the spaz I am, it's only a matter of time before wet hands + glass bottle = gouge in wooden bathroom floor! I've been trying very hard to remember to stand over the bath mat when I use it!

Of course I don't expect you to take my word for how good it is and think you're going to like it so much that you'll want a year's supply of it - so that's what we're giving you as well as the Weleda facial care collection best suited to your skin-care needs! Want in? Then read on...

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 through Google Friend Connect or Facebook Networked Blogs (if you aren't a follower you can do that now - sign up buttons are in the right sidebar).

1 entry for following and answering the question - What do you do to save time in your busy day?  Please also leave your e-mail so we can find you if you win! 

And for extra entries: 
Follow @BeautyCrazedCan on Twitter and tweet the contest.
Follow @Weleda on Twitter and tweet the contest.

If you prefer not to leave your info on a public post, please leave a post saying you want to enter with your answer to the question and then e-mail your info to, please put "Weleda 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 April 13th to enter. Good Luck! 

- Lisamarie -

Thierry Mugler Holographic Spell Spring 2012 Collection

An avant-garde world inspired by high-tech aesthetics in the theme of the collection made up of 3 new regular items:

Eye Sculpt Eye Liner Cream - $40 - in Holographic Green - with a powder-cream texture that redefines eyes with high precision, dries quick and is waterproof.

Magma Fusion Progressive Color Lip Lacquer - $33 - in Shimmer Pink - adds sparkling shine and a natural coloured tint that lasts for hours.

Rouge Unique - $35 - in Glamour Fushia - with invisible pigments in the formula that are revealed on contact with the lips for a rosy tone. Offers a creamy texture, long-lasting hold, comfort and shine.

Available at select The Bay stores in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

- Lisamarie -

Lips and tip swatches from the Bourjois Paris and Dior Spring 2012 collections!

The Bourjois Paris Spring collection is full of candy worthy colours, especially for lips and nails:
25 - pastel coral - 10 Days Nail Enamel - I wouldn't call this pastel at all, I'm renaming it vibrant coral!
52 Corail Idyllic Effet 3D Lipgloss - sadly, there is a lot more colour in the tube than on the lips!
26 - pinky mauve - 10 Days Nail Enamel (that's obviously not the bottle)
The Dior Spring Collection is an aptly named Garden Party that I wanted to attend:
Ultra-Gloss in Party Lilac - lilac with plenty of sparkle!
Forget-me-Not Vernis - not only is the colour gorgeous, it's scented!

- Lisamarie -

March 28, 2012

Skyn Iceland now at The Bay!

You've heard me rave about the brand before and now you get to hear even more now that one of my favourite brands just got easier to get hold of - Skyn Iceland has arrived at The Bay!

I'm still swearing by their Icelandic Relief Eye Cream - which I was super excited to find out also comes in a travel pen size for $22 - the perfect size for your evening bag so you don't have to do the walk of shame with puffy eyes! I've also quickly fallen in love with their Glacial Cleansing Cloths (stay tuned for more on them) and am excited by their new products! Brand new to the line is:
Skyn Iceland White Cloud Spot Corrector - 30ml - $61 - a potent lightening complex that gently and effectively combats dark patches, age spots, acne scars and uneven skin tone in as little as six weeks. With cutting edge melanin reducing technology, antioxidants and advanced but gentle skin brighteners, skin is clarified, more even toned and restored to a translucent and luminous state.
Skyn Iceland Pure Pore Minimizer (available in May) - 30ml - $38.50 - a silicone-free, matte finish spot treatment that instantly reduces the appearance of pores and which over time, shrinks pore size, refines skin's texture reduce oil production and clarify skin. And because it contains no silicone, it helps decongest and detoxify skin without clogging pores. Provides continuous improvement in tone over time, leaving the complexion smooth, soft and even. Use under makeup as a primer and/or at night after cleansing and before moisturizing.

And of course the line is free of all the stuff I try to avoid such as: parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum, phthalates, formaldehyde and paraffin.

Check out all of the amazing Skyn Iceland line at your local The Bay store or online at

- Lisamarie -

Avon Enchanted Spring Collection 2012

Avon wants you to reinvent yourself this spring with a fresh selection of enchanting shades!
Including two new True Color Eyeshadow Quads - $9.99 - Smoke & Mirrors and Mystery;
Four new Ultra Color Rich Lipstick - $7.99 - in: Perplexed Purple, Purple Hazed, Apricot Mystery and Nude & Infused;
Plus four new shades of Naillwear Pro Nail Enamel - $6.99 - in Perplexed Purple, Nude & Infused, Apricot Mystery and Illusion.

Available until May from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Carolee 40th Anniversary Travel Charm Bracelet!

When I was little, there was a girl in my class at school that had the most amazing charm bracelet - her dad traveled a lot and every time he went somewhere he would bring her back a charm to add to it. I was so jealous and quite annoyed that my own father had a boring job that never required him to go anywhere charm-worthy!

So what better way to right my childhood wrongs and avoid extensive therapy then with the Carolee 40th Anniversary Travel Charm Bracelet - $65 - which is part of the Carolee 40th Anniversary Legacy Collection which along with other pieces, includes a collection of limited edition charm bracelets. Better yet, five dollars from each Legacy piece purchased will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation!

You can find Carolee jewellery at The Bay and if you want to sort out your own childhood angst with this bracelet it will be available at the beginning of April on the Carolee website -

My apologies to all the therapists that will now be out of work!

- Lisamarie -

March 27, 2012

Sephora Collection Colour Collection Spring 2012

Hot Hues Baked Eyeshadow Palette - $29 - in two shade collections: Vivid Mulberry - cool violets and warm plums or Burnished Cocoa - warm nudes and browns - long wear formulas that can be used wet or dry for multiple finishes from sheer to intense.
Hot Hues Eye Pencil Set - $26 - five full-sized deluxe eye pencils in a rainbow of vivid shades and infused with micro glitter - brown, black glitter, blue, purple and bronze.
Outrageous Volume Mascara - $18 - add up to 82% more volume with this luxuriously thick formula enhanced with moisture-grabbing hyaluronic acid to plump and thicken lashes while the innovative triple load brush intensely coats lashes in one stroke.
Double Contouring Cream Blush - $17 - in 6 shades: Apricot Sheen, Coral Flush, Poppy Pink, Golden Spice, Rose Glow and Flashy Fuchsia - sculpts in two ways: its portulaca complex - a proprietary blend of conditioning ingredients, boost hyaluronic acid synthesis, doubling water absorption to smooth the skin while its cream-to-powder finish contours cheekbones. Micronized pigments provide blendable, natural-looking colour that lasts all day.
Hot Hues All-Over - $29 - in 2 shade combinations: Bronzed Glow - tawny browns, creams and golds or Flush - a medley of rose tones - ofer multiple hues of blush, bronzer, contour and colour in one hot package. Formulated with volcanic clay and rich in minerals each shade combines to create a luminous all-over glow.
Volume Booster Gloss Serum - $18 - in 10 shades: Honey Lips - nude, Lovely Romance - pink, Extra Kiss - coral, Stolen Kiss - raspberry, Kiss Me Now - red, Enchantress - rose, In Love - fuchsia, Charming Style - plum, Under a Spell - light pink or Seduce Me - purple - a plumping lipgloss that is proven to enhance the fullness of the lip day after day. Each shade provides glossy shine, intoxicating sweet vanilla scent and rich colour as well as a retractable applicator that ensures you always apply just the right amount.
Color Reveal Lip Balm - $18 - adjusts to the lips pH balance to create a unique, customized colour that enhances lips natural colour with a universal unique pink shade that's all your own, while boosting moisture by 23% and volume by 18%.
Fresh Glossy Gloss - $12 - offers a minty version for fresh breath and Vitamin E and a new Hydro-Grape complex with grapeseed oil to hydrate and condition lips.
Hot Hues Neon Lip Balm - $12 - in 4 hot shades: Crazy Coral, Paradisso Purple, Funky Fuchsia and Hot Pink - combines the moisturizing benefits of a lip balm with a seer, long wearing, natural tint of a lipstick for one sensational lip experience.
Medium Bag Palette - $29 - opens to reveal 33 eyeshadows, 3 long-lasting eyeliners, 12 lip colours, 4 blushes and 2 bronzers.
Mini Bag Palette - $18 - opens to reveal 9 eyeshadows, 1 blush and 4 lip colours for the perfect palette on the go.
Pro Lesson Palette in Natural - $34 - a portable palette that contains everything you need to create a natural eye in a cinch. Contains 2 makeup tutorials, 6 eyeshadows and 1 eye pencil which offers lessons for a matte nude look and a more dramatic shimmer smoky look.

Available now at Sephora and

- Lisamarie -