August 31, 2012

Celebrate Holt Renfrew's 175th Birthday with the cutest little coke bottle ever!

Three of my favourite-ist things in life are: Holt Renfrew, things that are pink and coke in little glass bottles - so you can image how much I love this commemoration of Holt Renfrew's 175th Birthday from Diet Coke!

Of course I prefer my Coke without the diet but I can certainly understand that the kind of women who usually shop at Holt Renfrew for their size 0 fashions would never even think of doing something crazy like drink sugar!

Celebrate with your very own cute Diet Cokes - available exclusively at Holt Renfrew in single serve bottles for $1.75 or 6 pack for $6.99 and if you are at the Bloor store in Toronto, be sure to check out the one-of-a-kind chandelier, crafted entirely of Diet Coke class bottle!

As well, Holt Renfrew will be hosting a public outdoor celebration in Toronto at the Bloor Street location the evening of September 6th. Be sure to stop by the Diet Coke lounge and refresh yourself and keep up with all the Diet Coke news on Facebook - and Twitter - @DietCoke_CA - join the conversation at hashtag #Hot@175

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Demeter is back baby!

Not that it ever went away entirely but over the past few years I've found it difficult to find - Sephora carried a few varieties and I occasionally see a bottle or two in random stores here and there but it's not like it was 10 years ago when it seemed like there were endless scents everywhere!

I'm super happy with Demeter's return and they've already had lots of fun launches this year including: Butterscotch, Moonbeam, Daisy, Clean Skin, Black Ginger and the newest one:

Demeter Dragon Fruit - 30ml - $20 - with leafy green notes intertwined with juicy Dragon Fruit, citrus zest and soft floral and wood hints.

And keep an eye out in November for Black Bamboo - bamboo shoots paired with aromatic greens with added touches of ginger that can be worn by both you and the boy!

Launching September 16th at select Loblaws banner store locations including The Real Canadian Superstore and online at

- Lisamarie -

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle - life is beautiful and so are our contest winners!

A couple of weeks ago we introduced you to Lancôme's latest fragrance - La Vie Est Belle and wanted to know what made your lives beautiful - we thank you all so much for participating and sharing your good fortune with everyone!

Of course what makes life really beautiful is winning a new fragrance and the winners are:

Aleksandra and JENNY - check your inboxes or shoot me an e-mail to claim your prize!

- Lisamarie -

August 30, 2012

Premier Spa Boutique has a Beautifying Nail Kit for your summer ravaged hands! Contest!

This is the time of year when my hands usually look pretty crappy - I don't know what it is about summer weather and activities but they are hard on my hands! Not this year though - my hands, cuticles and nails are beautiful and smooth thanks to:

Premier Spa Boutique Beautifying Nail Kit - $49.99 - designed to prevent roughness and cracking, while nourishing and protecting your nails and hands. It is composed with natural mineral rich ingredients from the Dead Sea and is combined with liposomes of plant extracts, Vitamins A, E, and Aloe Vera.

Contained in the kit is: Hand and Body Cream - a light lotion that absorbs easily and leaves hands so soft as well as improve the flexibility of the nails to reduce flaking and breakage. - in 3 scents: Milk & Honey, Passion Fruit and Herbal - I highly recommend the Milk & Honey, it makes my hands smell like dessert!; Mineral Rich Cuticle Oil - softens and conditions cuticles for a beautiful, smooth and firm contour to your nails; Buffing Block; and Nail File. And for those of you who like instant gratification (me) you will actually see an improvement after your first use!

You can find this and lots of other Premier Dead Sea enriched products on their website at:

If your hands and nails are also suffering from the summer blahs then we'd like to send you your very own kit - hands saying yes? 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 leaving a comment letting us know how this kit will help out your hands -  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 @PremierSpa on Twitter and tweet the contest
Like Premier Spa Boutique on Facebook -

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 "Premier Contest" in the subject line. Remember to leave the post or you name won't actually end up in the draw! Winners to be decided by random drawing and you have until September 14th to enter. Good Luck!
- Lisamarie -

Prtty Peaushun - for supermodel worthy legs in a bag!

There are certain things in life that nobody should ever have to see: a bar (and the people in it) at 3am when they turn all the lights on; your parents naked; the men's washroom at Kennedy station at 8pm; and my pasty, neon-white legs!

I can't help you with any of the other stuff but I can save you from certain snow-blindness after staring at my legs thanks to:

Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion - 236ml - $40 - the best way to describe it is as makeup for legs but as well as that, it's full of good stuff that will also help improve the condition of your skin by lifting, firming, tightening and diminishing the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and varicose veins as well as minimizing bruising and sore muscles - including: avocado oil and butter, pomelo/grapefruit wax, jojoba gel, calendula flower, green tea extract, rosemary extract, allantoin, arnica and blue vervain leaf in a formula that is 99.7% natural with no toxic ingredients, parabens, petrochemicals, sulfates, synthetic dyes or fragrances, talc or animal products.

Created by celebrity makeup artist, Bethany Karlyn exclusively for her clients, she gave in to demand and made it available to everyone who had legs, aspires to have legs or just likes the idea of legs. It comes in four shades: light, medium, dark and deep dark which have subtle light reflecting pigments to give a natural radiance that helps even out skin tone, enhance muscle tone and make you look slimmer. What I really like is the packaging or as Bethany puts it the "anti-packaging" - it drives me crazy when I buy a product and then can't get the last of it out because of stupid packaging - this tetra pak type deal allows you to squeeze out he very last drop as well as being designed to take up minimal space in landfills.

The best thing about it though is the instant gratification aspect. Unlike a self tanner, I don't have to wait a couple of hours for a (possibly streaky) colour to develop - I get instant colour which is so important for that last minute skirt wearing occasion! The texture is very spreadable but not too runny, once it's on I don't feel like it's about to rub off on everything or I can't touch it and even though they say it's unscented, I smell citrus which is a plus in my book!

If you are pasty white like me though I will say get the light shade - I thought the medium would be fine for me but it's a bit too dark - or at least after looking at colourless legs for so long, it seems dark to me!

You can find more info at and pick up your own public service at boutiques across Canada including Epic Beauty in Edmonton, Beauty Mark in Vancouver, Kiss and Makeup in West Vancouver Rosewater Spa in Burlington, Adelaide Club and Waxon Waxbar in Toronto and Health Hut Boutique in Port Carling.

Of course this also means that on some days, you can no longer see my legs from space...

- Lisamarie -

Kimiko Beauty comes to Canada and my lips - with Pomegranate swatches!

Kimiko Sheer Tint and Lip Plumper - $37.50 - in four shades: pomegranate, raspberry, golden apricot and sweet plum - looking to improve the fullness and smoothness of your lips without irritation? Then you will love this double ended beauty! One side has a tinted treatment that helps create sheer, buildable color with antioxidant berry and pomegranate extracts while the other end holds the lip plumper that also adds a healthy dose of shine to lips.

Containing Hydra-FirmaLift - a unique active anti-aging ingredient that helps moisturize, firm and reduce skin wrinkles as well as vitamin E, vitamin C, lechithin and chondroitin sulphate - antioxidants, moisturizing ingredients and conditioning agents that help provide more hydration and protection against free-radical damage and aging. Along with berry and pomegranate extracts to help provide sheer color and natural hint of fragrance as well as anti-oxidant protection to lips. 
Here are my sad little naked lips...
And here they are with the Pomegranate tint - it took 3 coats to get the colour this intense and even - and once it sets, it really isn't going anywhere! My only issue with wearing the tint by itself is that I find it sticky so I have to apply a balm on top to smooth things out - the colour doesn't wear off but the balm does so be prepared to keep applying! On the plus side, it smells amazing (actually tastes pretty good too)!
The plumper end adds super shine and as you can see, enhances the lips but doesn't make them unnaturally fat or anything. You can apply the plumper as often as you want throughout the day as the shine will fade but since there is no stinging to the plumper - you won't be reluctant to!

The Kimiko Beauty line is being carried in Canada exclusively by The Shopping Channel - you can check it out at

- Lisamarie -

August 29, 2012

Eye Love Wednesday - lust worthy shadows from Estée Lauder!

Estée Lauder wants to accentuate your eyes in a range of seductive, stylish shades that deliver maximum colour impact and dimension with the very newest in prismatic eyes - Pure Color Gelee Powder Eyeshadows. Where innovation and performance meet high-style with a formula comprised of advanced technology and texture thanks to a polymer laminate that magnifies and amplifies colour with a glowing metallic finish that envelops lids with high-intensity pigments in one velvety smooth application and a "tribrid" system of liquid, powder and gel all-in-one which creates exceptional, non-creasing, non-fading colour and long-lasting wear that won't fade.

Wear them wet or dry depending on what look you are going for - just whatever you do, wear them!
Estée Lauder Pure Colour Gelee Powder Cyber Metallic Finish Eyeshadows - $28 - in 10 shimmering shades: Cyber Pink, Cyber Ruby, Cyber Ice*, Cyber Silver, Cyber Lilac, Arctic Sky*, Cyber Gold, Cyber Copper, Cyber Teal and Cyber Green (*Limited Edition shades)
Estée Lauder Pure Colour Gelee Powder Limited Edition Vivid Shine Finish Eyeshadows - $28 - in 6 shades: Magenta, Electric Orchid, Fire Sapphire, Ultra Marine, Lights Out and Pop Pistachio.

Available at counters across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

Mark's Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

With an overall inspiration of the sporting style of aristocrats - the Mark's Fall/Winter 2012 collection is meant to make you think American heritage with a European twist.

Designed with texture and colour in mind with a palette of rich earthy, tones and luxurious fabrics - the whole collection is very wearable with pieces that can be dressed down for casual days and dressed up to take you to the office or a night out!

Thanks to 50 Shades of Grey, I'm no longer convinced that she's off to ride a horse...

Ispiri Sleeveless Solid Ruffle Tank - $36.99 - in black and bordeaux - sizes S-XL; Ispiri Ombre Marled Circular Cardigan - $49.99 - in black combo - sizes S-2XL; Janet Yarn Dye Tulip Skirt - $46.99 - in black coffee plaid; Denver Hayes Snip Toe High Heel Leather Boot - $149.99 - in black and brown - sizes 6-11
Denver Hayes Soft Crew Neck Long Sleeve Tee - $19.99 - in white, cream, sea pink, seaport, plum purple, crown blue, onyx heather, jester red, coffee bean, jet black and brunt olive; Ispiri Belted Cape Sweater - $59.99 - in black and chrome - sizes S/M and L/XL; Janet Barely Boot Pants in Modern Fit - $49.99 - in jet black, heathered phantom and neutral check; Denver Hayes Snip Toe Leather Ankle Boot - $119.99 - in black - sizes 6-11; Ladies Cotton Cable Hat with Lining - $11.99 - in black, cream, loden, holly berry, dark blackberry and sea pink; Ladies Water Resistant Classic Leather Gloves with Tonal Stitching - $34.99 - in black, red, chocolate, dark fuschia, wild flower and military green.; Denver Hayes Pleated Satchel - $44.99 - in black
Denver Hayes Soft Cable Cowl Neck Elbow Sleeve Sweater Dress - $79.99 - in onyx heather, neutral twisted, bordeaux and coffee bean; Velvet Trimmed Denim Jacket - $69.99 - in black; Denver Hayes Full Grain Leather High Heel Riding Boot - $159.99 - in black and brown - size 6-11
3/4 Sleeve Lace Peasant Blouse - $44.99 - in vanilla - sizes S-XL; Slim Roll Crop Jean in Classic Fit - $49.99 - in dark indigo; Denver Hayes Oil Suede Zip Cuff Bootie - $99.99 - in dark brown and taupe - sizes 6-11; Velvet Ruffle Scarf - $26.99 - in black, wine and teal; Stretch Braided Bracelet - $17.99 - in silver
Denver Hayes Soft Satin Trim 2x2 Rib Tank - $14.99 - in white, eggnog, chrome heather, sea pink, jester red, evening blue, bordeaux, coffee bean, jet black, burnt olive and plum purple - sizes XS-2XL; Long Sleeve Ispiri Roll-Tab Equipment Shirt - $44.99 - in black, bordeaux and vanilla - sizes S-2XL; Ispiri Wool Coat - $129.99 - in black - sizes S-2XL; Curvetech Coloured Straight Jean in Contemporary Fit - $49.99 - in tobacco, mahogany, true teal and syrah; Denver Hayes Nappa Leather Ankle Boot - $119.99 - in black - sizes 6-11; Ladies Water Resistant Classic Leather Gloves with Tonal Stitching - $34.99 - in black, red, chocolate, dark fuschia, wild flower and military green.
If the naughty librarian look is more your thing...

Denver Hayes Soft Dolman Sleeve Scoop Neck Sweater Dress - $59.99 - in jet black and bordeaux - sizes S-2XL; Denver Hayes Full Grain Leather High Heel Riding Boots - $159.99 - in black and brown - sizes 6-11;

You can check out the whole collection at

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... shu uemura Skin Purifier Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil

I admit it, I used to be one of those people scared of putting oil on my face - with my combination skin it just didn't make sense to me to add oil to oil! As I became older and wiser, I learned the error of my ways and came to the realization that oil provides the easiest, gentlest and most effective way to rid my skin of makeup, impurities and all the other crap that finds its way into my skin during the course of a day. And since shu uemura are pioneers in the world of cleansing oils, I am always interested in their latest and greatest which right now is:

shu uemura Skin Purifier Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil - 150ml - $48, 450ml - $98 - targets 8 skin concerns for skin that is revitalized, more translucent, more radiant, nourished, refined, smoother, suppler and moisturized and of course thoroughly cleanses while it's at it! With a complex made up of: jojoba - for skin renewal; olive - for anti-oxidation; ginger root - for anti-wrinkle; shea butter - for brightening; camellia - for nourishing; safflower - for skin barrier; soy - for vitalizing; and corn for hydration.

And while it's not scientific, the other thing I didn't think I would like about using a cleaning oil is the lack of foam - I still have a hard time believing that if something doesn't foam, it can't actually be cleaning anything (this goes along with my theory that if household cleansers don't smell like citrus, they aren't actually getting things clean)! Here is where Ultime8 rocks - I take a few pumps and smooth it over dry skin, then I wet my face and presto, magic - it emulsifies! Then I make my happy face and wash it all off - see how easy I am to please!?

What's really nice about using a cleansing oil is its gentleness, it cleans thoroughly and removes impurities without stripping all the moisture out of your skin to protect the balance and save you from that awful tight feeling your skin gets when you use something too harsh!

Other things to love about it - the pump dispenser and the smell - it has herbal floral notes to awaken your senses including: rosemary blossom, Provence aspic, freesia, peony, powdery musk and blue cedar.

Available exclusively at Holt Renfrew.

- Lisamarie -

August 28, 2012

H&M Fall 2012 - minimalism meets maximalism whatever the hell that means!

H&M has sleek and sculptural silhouettes matched with bold shapes and self-assured ornamentation for Fall 2012. Crucial to the line are separates, pants, texture and accessories.

The colours are sleek black and futuristick grey with autumnal browns and bursts of colour to be found in prints and patterns - with pops of metallics to add shine.

The fabrics are wool jersey, cotton poplin, velvet, silk, mohair, leather, herringbone tweed, boucle, non-woven fabrics, jacquards and metallics.

What they think are key this season: tailored coat, zippered-ankle pants, oversized cable knit cardigan, boucle sweatshirt, long-sleeved dress, collarless blouse jacket and printed leggings with the key accessories being: costume jewelry, embellished shoulder pieces, beaded cap, concealed-platform hi-tips, elegant mules and beaded bag - so let's go shopping!
Earrings - $9.95, Jacket - $299 (love it!), Trousers - $39.95
 Shirt - $39.95, Vest - $49.95, Skirt - $39.95
Hat - $39.95, Dress - $149, Bracelet - $14.95
Earrings - 9.95, Sweater - $49.95, Trousers - $59.95
T-Shirt - $29.95, Shorts - $39.95, Bag - $59.95 (love that bag!)
Sunglasses - $14.94, Jacket - $199 (love it!), Trousers - $49.95
Sweater - $149, Skirt - $199
Earrings - $9.95, Trousers - $59.95, Coat - $99

- Lisamarie -

Vichy Normaderm Hydrating Acne Care - for total skin transformation!

One of the most common questions associated with oily/acne-prone skin is - whether or not oily skin really needs a moisturizer - The answer is you betcha! but of course you need the right one that will add necessary moisture without clogging your pores and making the situation worse - so check out:

Vichy Normaderm Hydrating Acne Care - 50ml - $29.95 - this light and fresh lotion combines salicylic acid - to unblock the pores, glycolic acid - to exfoliate, stimulate and regenerate as well as for its anti-bacterial properties and LHA - to exfoliate, stimulate and regenerate as well as purify and erase the signs of acne - to act on the 6 signs of acne-prone skin: pimples, breakouts, redness, dilated pores, shine and dehydration while providing 24 hr hydration.

As well, it's enriched with moisturizing glycerine and mattifying silica to leave a dry, powdery finish on the skin, and is an excellent make-up base.

Of course it would be better not to break out at all but you might be genetically predisposed to, in which case you're screwed. Of course there are also hormonal (taking and stopping the pill, pregnancy, menopause and the menstrual cycle) environmental (smoking and pore clogging makeup)and psychological factors (stress) which cause imperfections to occur and persist. Which means making a lifestyle change can sometimes have some side benefits!

Suitable for even sensitive skin, it's oil-free, hypoallergenic, non comedogenic and paraben-free.

Available in stores now.

- Lisamarie -

China Glaze Real Nail Polish Appliques - with Loop Hole swatches!

{overheard conversation between two random people one of whom is obviously an asshole}
What?! Lisamarie is doing nail wrap reviews?! Where's Elvira, Elvira always does these - Lisamarie is too spastic and loser-ish to be able to get these suckers on her fingers!
I know right? But there you go, miracles happen, heavens part, angels sing yadda yadda so shut the hell up and enjoy the review and if the fates align properly you will see a review from Elvira next week!

China Glaze Real Nail Polish Appliques - $11 - come in 12 designs and promise to be easy to apply - of course when they say that they mean easy to apply for people who have normal sized nails and aren't moronic which generally means - not for me! But since my usual nail wrap tester is running behind I figured this would be an excellent test of how easy to apply these things actually are!

In theory it should be fine: push back cuticles, shape nails, prepare nail surface and wipe off dirt and oil - all of which I am already qualified to do! Now comes the tricky part when I have to pick a size and remove the cover and apply it to my nail except I forget to remove the backing as well and couldn't understand why the strip was so thick and wouldn't bend! Finally it's properly on my nail and I just need to stretch and smooth it, crease it at the nail edge and file off the excess - then repeat 9 more times and finish with a top coat!

My issue with these strips are usually that they are so wide that I would have to cut them down so much to actually fit my nails that they end up a mess but I guess because these ones are stretchy, they don't make them as wide so I didn't have to butcher them at all!
All things considered, I'm pretty impressed with myself and how they turned out - looking at the picture I can see a couple of places I should have stretched them out a bit more, but overall, it's pretty good for a nail wrap virgin - even my husband likes them, he says they look like the kind of wallpaper that Roger Sterling would have in his office - at least I'm assuming that's a compliment...!

It's true I will be picking bits of wrap out of the carpet and couch for months but that's a small price to pay for proving to the world that I am NOT a nail strip loser!

They are supposed to last 7 days - I'm on day 4 now and they are still going strong - no chips or rips so I'm fully expecting them to last out the week!

You can check out the whole selection of designs and pick up some of your own here:

- Lisamarie - 

August 27, 2012

Mascara Monday - Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara - $23 - for lashes that are "blown out" in all directions for the most dramatic, voluminous, glam-look in an instant and that stay fuller and lusher for longer. Meant to be a more extreme version of their High Impact Mascara - it has an oversized, multi-dimensional molded brush with a greater surface area making it easier to build lashes quicker and effortlessly. Mascara is deposited at the root of the lash and then combed through with each brush stroke leaving lashes separated, stretched and lifted. The dome tip aids in feathering so that even the tiniest of corner lashes are reached.
I like the original High Impact Mascara but I think this one is a little too extreme for me!
The formula is really rich and deep and no matter how I tried, there was no way to make it less dramatic - even with a light hand and a lash comb (right eye) there is still plenty of drama - and it's just a little too "spidery" for my taste!
What I do like about it is the lift - you can barely see my lashes in this closed picture they are up so high!

- Lisamarie -

How an Uggs hater became an EMU lover thanks to the EMU Australia Fall/Winter 2012 Collection!!

Anyone who knows me or has been reading this site for any length of time is fully aware what my feelings on certain brands of footwear are (if you are catching up you can find my rant here) - having to watch girls slouch around in their broken down heeled boots with dresses no less, is enough to make me mental!

EMU Australia proves that sheepskin boots don't have to be UGG-ly with a collection of fashionable footwear that has me drooling!

It's not just feet either - there is a whole apparel and accessories line and I am especially in love with the jackets, although I wouldn't kick the sweaters out of bed either...

You also might be interested to know that if you're looking to shod or clothe the boy or the kids, they've got you covered there too.
Rose River Jacket; Whyalla Tank; Bunya Boot
Claremont Gilet; Ashby Boot
Sunday Island Jacket; Swifts Creek Beanie; Brooklana Boot
Airly Cardigan; Inverloch Skivvy; Dalma Boot

I'm not going to claim to love the classic line - but at least it has a moulded heel cup so the boot won't break down to that slouchy look I hate so - and they do have some fun colours this season including cobalt blue, berry and purple! And yes dammit, that sheepskin lining is comfy - but you still won't catch me wearing a pair without socks!

You can check out all the pretty things at

- Lisamarie -

Lips that swirl from Avon and L'Oréal!

Avon Lip Swirls Gloss - $4.99 - in 6 glossy shades with a luscious moisturizing formula that blend to a unique shimmer: Roses; Pale Shimmer; Naturals; Golden Bronze, Berries; and Coral Rouge.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at
L'Oréal Glam Shine Miss Candy - $12.49 - in 9 shades: 701 Bubble Pink, 702 Candy Pink, 703 Tart Lollipop, 705 Strawberry Licorice, 709 Miss Candy, 710 Pink Treat, 711 Nude Bonbon, 712 Dolce Praline, 713 Cola Fizz.

- Lisamarie -

August 25, 2012

Hand-y creams from Clinique, eos, RoC, Kiehl's and Sally Hansen!

You may be doing a great job of protecting and moisturizing the skin on your face but if you aren't doing the same for your hands then all your aging is going to show up there - and nobody wants old lady hands!

Just start doing everything you are doing for your face for your hands as well - and there are so many products out there to choose from that will do everything from intensely moisturize to protect and even brighten!

Here are a few I like:

Clinique Even Better Hand Cream SPF 15 - 75ml - $42 -a fast absorbing cream that utilizes a potent blend of brightening ingredients - vitamin C, yeast, bran extract and salicylic acid and moisturizers - hyaluronic acid - to diminish the appearance of dark spots, sun spots and brown spots on hands while defending skin against environmental aggressors as well as providing nourishment and lasting moisture for up to 8 hours and through at least 2 hand washings! As well, they throw in an SPF to keep new spots from forming!

Available now at Clinique counters nationwide and at

eos Everyday Hand Lotion - 44ml - $3.99 - in natural and cucumber scents - perfect for moisturizing on the go because of the unique pebble shape that easily fits into a purse or pocket and infused with shea butter and oat extract as well as a generous helping of natural antioxidants, essential nutrients and vitamins C and E that are 97% natural!

Available at London Drugs, Chapters/Indigo and RW&Co.

For heavy duty moisture try:
RoC Enydrial Hand Cream - 50ml - $10 - with a light, non-greasy formula that nourishes, repairs and protects dry and chapped hands with 24-hour moisturization with microsponges - capsules of glycerin that gradually release the moisturizing agent to provide continuous hydration over time as well as shea butter and silicone to protect against external aggressions and zinc, copper, panthenol and allantoin to repair and soothe.
Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve - 75ml - $18 - a heavy-duty moisture treatment that with a thick, rich formula offering all-day care and protection and repairs the appearance of severe dryness caused by heavy industrial work, manual labour, neglect or exposure to harsh elements. Contains a blend of select ingredients that allow skin to actually draw and absorb water from the air, forming a "glove-like" protective barrier against moisture loss. As well as a blend of botanical oils and a natural wax derived from olive oil which further soothes, moisturizes and conditions skin.

Available in store and online at
Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield Hand Creme - 100ml - $7.99 -this non-greasy cream makes hands feel noticeably softer and smoother by forming a defensive silicone shield that lasts through hand washing. Contains cationic conditioning technology to help prevent moisture loss to the skin.

- Lisamarie -

What's in my....? With Beauty Info Zone

Lisa from Beauty Info Zone has a mystery to solve. What should she put in her palette? It looks a little strange like this so you need to read and see exactly what she did to change this palette into something of beauty.

25/08/12 - Link Love

Looking for a great red lipstick for the fall? Jenn from Spiced Beauty shows you her current favourite!

Addicted to Beauty has a Disney bliss out with these amazing Disney Princess Nail Decals - are you a Princess Jasmine, Princess Ariel or Cinders?

From purple smoky eyes to cherry stained lips, Phyrra loves the gorgeous Fall 2012 Beauty Trends. Which ones are your favorite?

Check out Krasey Beauty's party face of the day!

If you've ever wondered about how your favourite serums & moisturizers work, this Tatcha skincare ingredient breakdown on theNotice is a must-read.

Find out if Audrey Dao agrees with the hype of the Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Mascara!

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed loves purple so much that it's no wonder she is loving the Lancôme Midnight Roses collection check out her swatches and see if you fall in love too!

Have you ever considered eyelash extensions? Lisa from Beauty Info Zone had them done and the results are simply amazing.

Miss Beauty Nerd is packing Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation for her beach vacation. Find out why this foundation makes it into her suitcase!

Are you ready for Fall? Jessika from polish insomiac shares her top picks from the Fall 2012 Germany by OPI collection!

Over at Makeup Morsels, MM highlights the uncanny resemblance between one of her favorite paintings and three of her favorite eyeshadows.

Prime Beauty shows you how to get pretty "fierce" this fall with Tarte's Call of the Wild Amazonian Clay Eye Shadow Palette.

At Musing on Beauty, Mariella splurged and invested in the Kerastase Chroma Riche range, however she isn't liking it too much. Find out why!

See how Tracy at Beauty Reflections defeated the evil oily eyelid curse with Make Up Forever Eye Prime!

Ben Nye Essential Eyeshadow Palette is a HUGE hit for Christina the Glitterholic! Check out her swatches and FOTD and find out where to get this gorgeous palette.

Has Too Faced managed to bring sexy back? Find out if that honour still belongs to Justin Timberlake in Lydia's review of The Return of Sexy Palette for Fall 2012 on The Perfectly Imperfect Beauty Blog.

In need of gentle yet effective skincare? Pammy Blogs Beauty tries out Jurlique's Herbal Recovery Line.

At Lipstick Musings, Shannon's got a quick tutorial to show you how to remove the toughest glitter polishes in a flash--and it's foil-free!

Gouldylox is really bad at math, but she thinks she figured out how committing this beauty sin will impact you for the rest of your life.

Jude reviews the Japonesque Complexion Perfection brush set on Love Lust & Fairy Dust.

Anita drools over pictures of the upcoming Guerlain Holiday 2012 Collection. Take a sneak peek over at Pleasureflush!

August 24, 2012

Caryl Baker Visage Uptown Girl Fall 2012 Colour Collection

The Visage Fall 2012 Uptown Girl makeup collection is inspired by all those hardworking, strong and independent women out there and is made up of three distinctive city-inspired stories:
Midtown Morning Collection:

Gingerbread Latte Eye Shadow - retail price - $17.50, Beauty Club price - $15.75
Check Please! Eye Shadow - retail price - $17.50, Beauty Club price - $15.75
In Transit Eye Shadow - retail price - $17.50, Beauty Club price - $15.75
Occult Ultimate Eye Liner - retail price - $17.50, Beauty Club price - $15.75

Slept In Blush - retail price - $21.50, Beauty Club price - $19.35

Morning After Lipstick - retail price - $17.50, Beauty Club price - $15.75
Rodeo Drive City Slickers Lip Gloss - retail price - $19.50, Beauty Club price - $17.55
Power Lunch Collection:

Bon Appetit Eye Shadow - retail price - $17.50, Beauty Club price - $15.75
Seal The Deal Eye Shadow - retail price - $17.50, Beauty Club price - $15.75
Working Girl Eye Shadow - retail price - $17.50, Beauty Club price - $15.75
Quest Ultimate Eye Liner - retail price - $17.50, Beauty Club price - $15.75

Out To Lunch Blush - retail price - $21.50, Beauty Club price - $19.35

Kiss Kiss Lipstick - retail price - $17.50, Beauty Club price - $15.75
Bay Street City Slickers Lip Gloss - retail price - $19.50, Beauty Club price - $17.55
After Hours Collection:

Gold Card Eyeshadow - retail price - $17.50, Beauty Club price - $15.75
On The Rocks Eyeshadow - retail price - $17.50, Beauty Club price - $15.75
Stiletto Eye Shadow - retail price - $17.50, Beauty Club price - $15.75
Ninja Ultimate Eye Liner - retail price - $17.50, Beauty Club price - $15.75

Date Night Blush - retail price - $21.50, Beauty Club price - $19.35

Man Eater Lipstick - retail price - $17.50, Beauty Club price - $15.75
5th Avenue City Slickers Lip Gloss - retail price - $19.50, Beauty Club price - $17.55

Better yet, you can purchase any of the three colour collections together for only $69.50! Check out your local Caryl Baker Visage store to see all of the pretty colours or for a free makeup application!

The collection is available until September 26th - go to to find a location near you.

- Lisamarie -