January 31, 2013

Gift yourself or someone you love with Weleda Wild Rose for Valentine's Day! Contest!

Smell the roses this Valentine's Day even if you don't receive any with the Weleda Wild Rose Skin and Body line! Not only will you swoon over the (totally natural) scent, you'll also love that the line is free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colourants and mineral oils!

Wild Rose Smoothing Facial Lotion - 30ml - $33.50 - this extracts of myrrh, orpine and horsetail enriched lotion smoothes away fine lines, helps renew elasticity and provides lasting moisture all with the delicate fragrance of fresh organic roses -  to leave your skin feeling smooth and soft.

Wild Rose Smoothing Eye Cream - 10ml - $28.50 - with organic rose mosqueta seed oil and orpine to soften first lines, reduce puffiness and strengthen and protect the delicate eye area - and it's fragrance free and ophthalmologist approved making it great for contact lens wearers!

Wild Rose Pampering Body Lotion - 200ml - $20 - normal to dry skin will love this formula made up of organic wild rose oil, jojoba oil and hamamelis which softens and smoothes while stimulating your skin's restorative processes and maintaining its natural elasticity - with the romantic fragrance of Damascene rose it's a treat for your senses and your skin!

I'm not usually a big fan of floral scents but I think what I don't like are fake-smelling florals! This Weleda rose scent is like standing beside a rose bush on a beautiful summer day!

Available online at www.weleda.ca, well.ca as well as at Whole Foods and natural independent health food stores.

And since you're our favourite Valentine, we want you to have your own Weleda Wild Rose collection!

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 in honour of Valentine's Day - Chocolate, flowers or jewelry - which is your preference as a V-Day gift? Please also leave your e-mail so we can find you if you win! 

And for an 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 info@beautycrazed.ca, please put "Weleda Wild Rose Contest" in the subject line. Remember to leave the post or your name won't actually end up in the draw! Winners to be decided by random drawing and you have until February 15th to enter. Good Luck!

- Lisamarie -

Pucker up for Valentine's Day with Mèreadesso and LUSH!

As much as I love my lipstick and gloss my husband has made it very clear that he is not a big fan of kissing it - I could go without any colour but that's crazy talk so we've compromised on lip tint - lot's of kissable moisture for him with a hint of colour for me - my fave right now:

Mèreadesso Lip Treats in Sheer Burgundy - $28 - a super moisturizing balm just like the original Lip Treats infused with evening primrose, grape seed, coconut, sunflower oils and enhanced with Vitamins C & E -  but the best part is the buildable burgundy tint - which means your lips don't have to choose between hydrated or polished!

 If you liked the Sheer Pink Lip Treats but didn't find it had quite enough colour for your taste, you are going to love Sheer Burgundy!

 Available online at www.mereadesso.com and ebeauty.ca.

And of course you'll want to show off your beautiful sheer colour on perfectly smooth lips so check out:
LUSH Sweet Lips Lip Scrub - 25g - $9.95 - cocoa and vanilla infused scrub that tastes like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. With vanilla extract and jojoba oil keep your lips moist and castor sugar to gently exfoliate - the best part apply, scrub a little and you are meant to lick the excess off before applying your colour!

Available in-store and online at www.lush.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Sleek MakeUP True Colour Lipsticks - with Russian Roulette and Loved Up swatches!

Sleek MakeUP True Colour Lipsticks - $6.49 - has added 10 new shades to their lipstick range in both a sheen: Smoulder, Succumb, Loved Up, Tweek, Tangerine Scream, Smother and matte: Dare, Exxxaggerate, Russian Roulette, Plush - finish and a formula that contains Vitamin E formula for a comfortable feel that protects against harmful free radicals.

Available online at www.sleekmakeup.com - and yes, they do deliver to Canada!
Russian Roulette - is one of the mattes but doesn't look or feel the least bit dry!
Loved Up - part of the sheen line and just the prettiest pink ever!

- Lisamarie -

January 30, 2013

Eye Love Wednesday - shimmery and metallic cream eyeshadows from Estée Lauder, Maybelline and Avon!

Estée Lauder Pure Color Stay On Shadow Paints - $28 - in 8 shades: Sinister, Slate, Emerald, Fuscia, Cosmic, Chained, Pink Zink and Halo - long lasting hues in a creamy and richly pigmented buildable formula that glide on the lids with mousse-like softness and a glowing metallic finish that can be worn alone or mixed with other shadows for a multitude of looks and 12-hour wear that is comfortable to wear and won't crease or fade.

Available now at Sears, The Bay, Holt Renfrew, Sephora and www.esteelauder.ca.
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metallics - $8.99 - in 5 shades: Inked In Pink, Silver Strike, Gold Rush, Barely Branded and Electric Blue - deliver bold, vivid shades with metallic flair in the same long-lasting cream-gel shadow and 24-hour crease-proof wear that we have come to love from the brand.

Available now at mass market retailers and drugstores across Canada.
Avon Cream Eyeshadow - $5.99 - in 8 shimmery shades: Exquisite Blue, Pebble Stone, Seafoam Green, Sparkling Plum, Cool Grey, Candy Sorbet, Frothy Mocha and Winter Taupe - offer a sheer wash of shimmery colour that stays put all day with a formula that buildable, easy to blend and smudge-proof. Apply it with an Avon Cream Eyeshadow Brush - $4.99 - with densely packed nylon bristles for a smooth and even application.

Also available in the line is an Avon Eyeshadow Primer - $7.99 - in warm beige and light beige that provides a lightweight and waterproof canvas to help prevent shadows from fading and creasing and a smooth even finish.

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

- Lisamarie -

Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker proves that makeup really is smarted then I am!

Have you ever thought/feared that your makeup might be smarter then you are? Wonder no longer, it is! My realization of this started the other day when I was hunting around for a blush and came across:

Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Blush - $15.99 -with a high-tech formula that reacts to light and your natural pH level transforming into a perfectly personalized hue just for you - in 60 seconds you get a perfect shade with high-performance wear that lasts all day, up to 14 hours - and even more fun, the compact lights up turning it into a portable vanity making it perfect for travel! Available in 2 shades: Natural and Rose - I gave Rose a go figuring my pasty winter skin needs all the help it can get...
And as you can see, it added a healthy looking, sheer flush that isn't too bright for my fair skin - I tried adding multiple layers but this is as deep as the colour would go - this blush is too smart to be fooled.

And if that wasn't enough to convince me of this makeup line's brilliance, I also tested the Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer - $19.99 - which is the same deal but in a bronzing powder and it refused to turn any colour on me at all! It is obviously well aware that I look terrible in bronzer this time of year which just ends up making me look kind of dirty so to save me from myself, it resolutely stayed colourless. Just to make sure there wasn't some sort of product defect I had a friend try it out and she raved about the natural colour she got - so all I can conclude is that this bronzer is creepily smart!

Available at drug and mass market stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -  

This week I'm obsessed with... Laboratoire Dr Renaud ExCellience Youth Enhancer Light Emulsion Day!

My combination skin becomes very tricky in the winter - especially this winter when there has been so much fluctuation in the temperature - one day it's freezing the next day it's warm my skin is so confused! No matter what the weather does, I don't seem to be able to shake my shiny t-zone so a light day moisturizer is still the right choice with a bit of richer cream thrown in here in there for those dry patches that pop up and lately I've been loving:

Laboratoire Dr Renaud ExCellience Youth Enhancer Light Emulsion Day - 50ml - $68.95 - has a lightweight paraben, mineral oil and perfume free formula that aims to protect stem cells, encourage a youthful appearance, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, improve overall firmness and texture and add a long-lasting matte finish

Contains a rare apple extract - to increase the production of stem cells to minimize signs of aging; squalane - to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles; pomegranate oil - helps repair past sun damage and inflammation; and olive leaf oil - to fight bacteria. 

The light texture makes it espcially great for normal to combination skin types like mine, as well, there is also a dry skin formula with a creamy texture, perfect for dabbing on any dry areas and if you want to continue on while you sleep there is a night cream too!

The other product that I've been enjoying with this one is Dr Renaud Colour Glow -10ml - $29.50 - which basically allows you to create your own tinted moisturizer - just add a couple of drops (depending on how much colour you want) of Colour Glow to your day cream for an instant healthy look, even complexion and natural glow!

And it seems that I have Hollywood taste, Laboratoire Dr Renaud will be presenting its products, including Colour Glow, at this year's Oscars for the third year in a row at the skincare suite so that all those stressed out A-listers can benefit from its moisturizing features!

Available at spas and clinics across Canada - check out www.ldrenaud.com to find a location near you.

- Lisamarie -

January 29, 2013

MAC Archie's Girls collection

The eternal love triangle is coming to a MAC counter near you - whether you identify yourself as a Betty or a Veronica, you're sure to love these contrasting collections in exclusive designer packaging! Too bad the Archie model is just so damn creepy...
Betty Collection

Lipstick - $20
Girl Next Door - vivid blue pink (lustre)
Betty Bright - light vibrant peach (satin)
Oh, Oh, Oh - sheer brown plum (lustre)

Lipglass - $20
Summer Sweetheart - light peach
Stay Sweet - light lavender pink
Kiss & Don't Tell - bright coral

Eye Shadow X4 Caramel Sundae - $52
Caramel Sundae - mid-tone warm tan (satin)
Cheryl Chic - light coral pink (frost)
Dreammaker - pale frosty yellow (frost)
Showstopper - dark, cool-toned brown (matte)
Nail Lacquer - $21
Pep Pep Pep - light peach nude
Comic Cute - bright coral

Powder Blush - $26
Cream Soda - light neutral coral (satin)

Pearlmatte Face Powder - $35
Flatter Me - golden peach base (Shell Pearl Beauty Powder) with coral hearts (Foolish Me Powder Blush)

Pigment - $27.50
Cheers My Dear - light lavender (frost)
Lucky In Love - shimmering light blue green (frost)

Pearl Glide Intense Eye Liner - $20
Lord It Up - bronze with pearl
Black Swan - black with gold pearl

Opulash - $21
Optimum Black - saturated intense black
Veronica Collection

Lipstick - $20
Daddy's Little Girl - mid-tone pink violet (satin)
Ronnie Red - bright red (matte)
Boyfriend Stealer - deep blackened plum (cremesheen)

Lipglass - $20
Mall Madness - mid-tone pink violet
Strawberry Malt - bright red
Feelin' So Good - deep blackened plum

Eye Shadow X4 Spoiled Rich - $52
Spoiled Rich - rich purple (frost)
Ron Ron Run - deep navy (satin)
Pin-Up Purple - mid-tone orchid (frost)
Gravel - charcoal (matte)
Nail Lacquer - $21
Past Curfew - deep berry
Double Trouble - deep navy

Powder Blush - $26
Prom Princess - mid-tone violet pink (satin)

Pearlmatte Face Powder - $35
Veronica's Blush - silvery pink base (Frankly Scarlet Powder Blush) with deep pink hearts (Play It Proper Beauty Powder)

Pigment - $27.50
Black Poodle - blackened pink (frost)
Magic Spells - blackened teal (frost)

Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner - $20
Petrol Blue - deep navy with pearl
Designer Purple - violet with pearl

Opulash - $21
Bad, Bad Black - saturated intense black with extra volumization
Archie's Girls Brush Kit - $59.50
Includes: 266SE Small Angle Brush, 226SE Tapered Blending Brush, 242SE Shader Brush, 168SE Large Angle Contour Brush, 167SE Bronzer Brush
Jingle Jangle Coin Purse - $38.50
Young Hearts Mirror (online only) - $30
Just A Flirt Makeup Bag - $45
Yours Forever Tote (online only) - $59.50

Available February 7th at MAC counters across Canada and online at www.maccosmetics.com.

- Lisamarie -

Healthy, hydrated hair thanks to shampoos & conditioners from Moroccanoil, Marc Anthony and Giovanni!

Bring dry, dehydrated hair back to life with shampoos and conditioners designed to bring moisture back to parched hair!

Moroccanoil has a new shampoo and conditioner specially designed to help prevent dryness and dehydration, maintain hair's elasticity and keep strands looking healthy, smooth and shiny - rich in Vitamin A, E and red algae to help combat free radicals, retain moisture and

Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo - 250ml - $20.60 - with a gentle and moisturizing formula that infused dehydrated hair with antioxidant argan oil and replenishing nutrients adding smoothness, manageability and shine.
Moroccanoil Hydrating Conditioner - 250ml - $21.60 - with a gentle detangling formula that conditions dehydrated hair with antioxidant argan oil and replenishing nutrients to make hair smoother, more manageable and easier to style.

Available at fine salons and spas - visit www.moroccanoil.com to find one near you.

Marc Anthony Repairing Macadamia Oil Shampoo - 250ml - $9.99 - a sulfate free and light shampoo that revives damaged strands, softens hair and is safe on colour. It rids the hair and scalp of dead cells, build-up and pollutants so it's natural lustre can shine through while Macadamia Oil and Bamboo Extract hydrate and promote a strong and healthy hair follicle.

Marc Anthony Repairing Macadamia Oil Conditioner - 250ml - $9.99 - with a lightweight ultra nourishing formula perfect for all hair hypes to provide hydration for extra dry hair as well as smooth frizz and soften coarse strands with Macadamia Oil and Bamboo Extract to moisturize, boost shine and improve elasticity.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharaprix, Walmart and other retailers.
Giovanni Eco Chic Hair Care 2 Chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Shampoo - 250ml - $9.99 - restores moisture as you lather for silky hair that is soft and shiny as well as being sulfate free so it won't strip hair of colour.
Giovanni Eco Chic Hair Care 2 Chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Conditioner - 250ml - $9.99 - deep-conditions for deep luster for hair that is smooth and supple as well as preventing splits and breaks.

Both contain Avocado Oil: helps restore natural moisture in healthy hair, contains Vitamins A, C, B6 and E to restore suppleness and flexibility and deeply moisturized hair follicles for improved shine and smoothness; and Olive Oil: deeply penetrates the hair follicle for the deepest possible hydration, helps build elasticity and tensile strength to prevent split ends and hair breakage and is rich in Vitamin E, Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids essential for healthy hair and roots.

Available at select health food stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Mariah Carey by OPI Collection - with swatches!

OPI introduces eight limited edition shades inspired by everyone's favourite diva, Mariah Carey! The collection includes four new OPI Liquid Sand lacquers featuring groundbreaking technology that offers a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle.

The shade collection includes four Studio Shades:

A Butterfly Moment - frosty tan nude
Sprung - shimmery copper
Pink Yet Lavender - pink glitter with lavender shimmer
Anti-Bleak - deep, creamy purple

And four Stage Shades, each featuring the new textured finish which include:

Get Your Number - matte blue with sparkles
Can't Let Go - matte purple with dazzling sparkle
Stay The Night - matte black with red glints
The Impossible - matte fuchsia with star confetti - and while I love the little stars, they do not come out of the bottle easily, I had to shake the bottle quite a bit and fish them out when I caught one near the top!
And even though you are supposed to wear the Stage Shades without a top coat, I went all rebel and did it anyhow! The is what The Impossible looks like with a top coat - the surface still feels pretty rough which is what I was hoping a top coat would fix, I don't love a textured polish, it confuses my fingers!

Available now at professional salons and spas for $10.95.

- Lisamarie -

January 28, 2013

Mascara Monday - Annabelle Expandable Mascara

Looking for a mascara that multi-tasks? Available now: Annabelle Expandable Mascara - $10.95 - with a nifty brush that changes before your eyes when you turn the dial from fully extended for maximum volume to ultra compact for lengthen and definition.

I've been hanging around my husband too much because I didn't actually read the directions before I tried it and just assumed that long = length and short = volume and then couldn't understand it why the long setting was adding so much more product to my lashes...
On the left is the compact setting and it does add great length and definition.
The right is the extended setting and I will confess this is after a little work with my lash comb because it was little bit clumpier then I expected because I thought I was using the length setting and wasn't careful!
The volume setting is a little bit heavier but I don't see a lot of difference between the two and nobody asked me why I was walking around with 2 different mascaras on my eyes that day. I do love the length and definition this mascara offers so I'll give it a thumbs up!

- Lisamarie -

SkinCeuticals Redness Neutralizer

Rosacea sufferers know all too well the annoyance and embarrassment that comes from red, flushed skin and although there are environmental triggers that can bring it on such as spicy food, extremes in weather, sun exposure, stress and (sadly) alcohol, the cause of rosacea is unknown which makes preventing the onset of redness a big challenge!

SkinCeuticals Redness Neutralizer - 50ml - $78 - formulated with patent-pending NeuroMed Complex - a combination of biomimetic peptides and natural actives, it prevents and corrects redness associated with rosacea by combating environmental triggers and interrupting the inflammation cascade while protecting the skin's barrier - redness is neutralized, skin clarity is restored and irritation is relieved.

Free of alcohol, fragrance, parabens and silicones, it has a light, hydrating texture and can be used alone, with C E Ferulic to prevent oxidative stress  for a redness and aging solution or to complement a prescription drug already being used.

Available from dispensing doctors, medical spas and high-end spas. Check out www.skinceuticals.com/canada to find one near you.

- Lisamarie -

It Cosmetics' new foundation offers complexion perfection!

It Cosmetics has launched a couple of new products that aim to have your skin looking flawless including their first ever liquid foundation!

IT-O2 Ultra Repair Liquid Oxygen Foundation - $38 - in 5 shades: Fair, Light, Medium, Tan and Rich - described as being like a facial in a bottle in a foundation, it's designed to deliver powerful oxygen to the skin which aids in skin regeneration, repair and key ingredient absorption. also clinically proven to increase skin barrier repair and increase skin hydration by over 71% after just one application!

This paraben, talc, sulfate and fragrance free foundation contains peptides, hydrolyzed collagen and niacin to improve elasticity as well as hyaluronic acid for superior hydration and a mega-dose of anti-oxidants including A, C & E to protect and ward off free radicals.

IT Cosmetics Hydra-Sponge - $24 - offers a vehicle for applying your new foundation that will make it appear flawless and airbrushed - with an egg shape that makes it a breeze to use! The wide end makes for easy and quick application for larger areas while the narrow end is perfect for reaching smaller areas like the sides of your nose and under your eyes!

Available exclusively in Canada at The Shopping Channel - www.theshoppingchannel.com.

- Lisamarie -

January 26, 2013

Pad your beauty routine with Nip + Fab, Proactiv, Lily Herbceuticals and Almay!

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix - 60 pads - $12.95 - improve skin tone and texture with these innovative exfoliating wipes packed with a hydrating formula of glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid to stimulate cell turnover for a smoother and brighter complexion as well as blue daisy to soothe. Skin appears brighter, fresher and smoother after each use.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Proactiv Solution Clear Zone Body Pads - 75 pads - $29 - these dual textured pads help clear your pores of impurities with salicylic acid which penetrates to clear blemishes and helps prevent future breakouts as well as gentle botanicals such as witch hazel and green tea extract to soothe and soften. Perfect to keep in your gym bag for the perfect post-workout wipe-down when you can’t shower right away.

Available at www.getproactive.ca.
Lily Herbceuticals Jujube Youth Restore Facial Firming Pads - 70 pads - $48 - exclusive formulated pads that combine 5,000 years of traditional Chinese herbal medicines with Western science and technology and ingredients to work its best to keep radiant, revitalized, tightened and balanced skin.
exfoliate dead skin cells with infused nutrients to sink into skin. It helps accelerate skin cell turnover, improve elasticity and firmness and reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. It empowers the skin with nutrients to help achieve balanced, luminous, radiant and younger looking results. It also helps lock moisture level for longer period of time to help provide deep hydration, provide skin cell with energy, calmness and soothing effect to help restore natural freshness for a healthy looking appearance.

Available at The Shopping Channel - www.theshoppingchannel.com.

Almay Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover Pads - 80 pads - $7.99 - these convenient pads take off all your eye makeup in one easy step—with no mess and no irritation. With an oil-free, allergy tested formula that won't leave any greasy residue and won't blur or fog contact lenses.

- Lisamarie -

Stranded on a desert island... with Pink Sith!

This week the Beauty Spotlight has abandoned The Pink Sith on a desert island. There is no way Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed suggested it, she is an extremely nice Canadian. While the Sith is pretty ticked off about being abandoned, she is looking forward to the 4 S's of desert island living: Sun, Sand, Surf and Sunscreen! She has compiled a list of 12 essential items she must have during this exile, and yes, it even includes some beauty items for when she is rescued by Chris Hemsworth (The guy who played Thor) or some suitable facsimile there of. Enjoy!"


January 25, 2013

shu uemura Blossom Dream + Unmask 2013 Spring/Summer Collection

shu uemura wants your beauty to bloom like a flower for spring 2013 with a collection that evokes the magic of dreams with a colourful array of pastel floral shades and diverse textures inspired by glorious budding flowers that bloom when dreams come true.

Unmask Eyeshadow Palette - $85 - Limited Edition - in Pink, Blue and Green - with a matte texture in charming pastel shades that maintain their colour in any light.

Eyes Drawing Pencil - $26 - Limited Edition - in Pearly Gold and Pearly White
False Eyelashes - Rainbow Feather S - $28 and Rainbow Feather L - $36

Rouge Unlimited Lipstick - $35 - Limited Edition - in Bright Orange - tangerine orange and Dark Beige - warm beige with a hint of pink
Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick - $36 - Limited Edition - in Bright Pink and Light Beige
Gloss Unlimited - $32 - in AT10G - iridescent shine, AT20G - soft gold, PK10G - glossy light pink, CR20S - high shine peach, PK40G - shimmering sweet pink
Glow On Blush - $21.50 - in P Light Yellow 020 - warm yellow highlight, P Soft Pink 324 - sweet pink, P Soft Coral 332 - a blend of rose and pink, M Soft Orange 542 - sunny orange and P Vivid Orange - blooming orange
Unmask Skincare Collection: Ultimate8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil - $98; Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O Advanced Formula - $89; Whitefficient Clean Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil - $89; High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Advanced Formula - $79; Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil - $79

Available now exclusively at Holt Renfrew.

- Lisamarie -

Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation

I'm not a big fan of powder foundations, when you use them dry they offer coverage that is too light to be of any use and if I have to go to all the trouble to wet it, I might as well just use a liquid foundation to begin with!

The powder foundation world has been turned on it's head with Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation - $42 - which works in the total opposite way of traditional powder foundations - when you want full matte coverage you use it dry or for sheer satin coverage apply it wet.

You'll also appreciate the fabulous range of colours it comes in - 25 shades with 4 different undertones: golden, olive, beige and pink: 110 Pink Porcelain, 113 Neutral Porcelain, 115 Pink Ivory, 117 Golden Ivory, 118 Neutral Beige, 120 Neutral Ivory, 123 Golden Beige, 125 Pink Beige, 127 Golden Sand, 128 Neutral Sand, 130 Pink Sand, 140 Neutral Honey, 153 Golden Honey, 155 Pink Honey, 163 Neutral Camel, 165 Pink Camel, 168 Golden Camel, 170 Golden Amber, 173 Neutral Amber, 174 Neutral Saffron, 175 Golden Caramel, 177 Neutral Caramel, 178 Neutral Brown, 180 Golden Brown, 185 Neutral Ebony.

I didn't actually believe that a powder foundation could offer full coverage but having tried it, I'm a believer! I don't need full coverage all over my face so I've been using this in combination with my BB cream - I use the BB cream all over and then the Pro Finish in areas that need more coverage - chin, nose and any red spots - which leaves me looking flawless but not like I have a lot of makeup on!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - The Body Shop Scents of the World

Travel the world without ever having to leave your house thanks to a new range of fragrances from The Body Shop  - containing precious natural extracts from around the globe that were hand-picked, harvested with care and blended with 100% organic and community fair-trade alcohol that will make you feel as good as you smell!

The Body Shop Scents of the World - 50ml EDT - $25, Perfume Oil - 15ml - $16

We start in Japan with Japanese Cherry Blossom - a fruity floral with top notes of Fuji apple and Chinese magnolia along with real Japanese cherry blossom.

Then we're off to India for Indian Night Jasmine - a spicy and seductive fragrance with notes of sandalwood and violet leaf fused with orange blossom and jasmine from India.

Next it's exotic Morocco for Atlas Mountain Rose - amber and musk combine with citrus notes, exotic spices and mountain rose extracts from Morocco.

How about an island stop at Madagascar for Madagascan Vanilla Flower - an oriental gourmand with notes of amber, frangipani and vanilla from Madagascar.

We end up in the Amazon for Amazonian Wild Lily - green and fresh with iris, orchid and papaya along with white lilies from Brazil.

Enjoy them one country at a time or be a fragrance globe-trotter and layer them to create something special. They all smell quite wonderful but I must admit a special liking for the Madagascan Vanilla Flower - it's warm and sweet and smells just delicious!

Available in-store and online at www.thebodyshop.ca January 28th.

- Lisamarie -

January 24, 2013

Giorgio Armani Pop Collection Spring 2013

Spring pops at Giorgio Armani with luminous, euphoric colour that puts the focus on eyes - pearl whites, hibiscus and swimming pool turquoise on a canvas of sheer neutrals for a bold and modern look!
Face & Eye Bliss Palette - $95 - in 2 limited edition collections of double tiered palettes:  Coral Bliss - with a sheer blush in coral and opal, shimmer greige and swimming pool turquoise shadows; and Rose Bliss - with a rose blush and iced pearl, flesh and hibiscus shadows.
Rouge D'Armani Sheers - $38 - in 2 limited edition shades: 100 Beige and 101 Beige Rose- with the rich tone of a lipstick, the translucence of a gloss and the comfort of a lip balm.

Available in February exclusively at Holt Renfrew.

- Lisamarie -