March 30, 2013

Spring into colour with Swims, Yoga Jeans, FRAAS and mark.!

SWIMS Women's Penny Loafer in Peony Leather - $189 - features a waterproof spin on the classic loafer with an outer sole made with natural rubber for superior grip on any boat deck or slippery surface or just walking in the rain. Features a non-marking sole, ventilating gills around shoe base to provide superior breathability, and a foot bed made in anti-bacterial and odor-resistant EVA for excellent and durable comfort. Also available in other styles and colours including corals, blues and greens.

Available at Browns, The Bay and other fine retailers across Canada.
Yoga Jeans by Second Skin Denim has fresh new colours for Spring 2013 including pastels, neutrals and neon brights which just like their premium denim blues combine the true comfort and flexibility of a yoga garment with a trendy five-pocket design. From high-rise to low rise, skinny or straight, ankle and capri - there is something to flatter all shapes and sizes!

A pair will set you back around $130 and if you're in Toronto you can find them at Shopgirls - 1342 Queen Street West - otherwise check out the store locator at to find them near you.
The nice thing about spring is the warm up in weather, the tricky thing about it though is the weather can turn on a dime and go from pleasant to cool in a matter of minutes - so not only is a scarf a fashion statement, it can also take the chill off! I'm especially taken with FRAAS Mystical Waters Scarf - 40 x 72 - $48 - choose from Turquoise or Coral and big enough you can wear it in a multiple of ways - there are actually some amazing how-to videos on Youtube for tying scarves if you're as useless at it as I am!

Available online at or Or by calling the company at 212-575-0191.
mark. Big Mix Up Bracelets - $20 - a 6 bracelet set featuring a mix of tones and textures plus coordinating leaf charms that can be worn individually or stacked together.

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

- Lisamarie - 

30/03/13 - Link Love

Nail junkies: don't miss Rae's coverage of the (very cool) YSL Tie and Dye and YSL Jade Impérial La Laque Couture polishes over at theNotice!

Bun Bun Makeup Tips shares an expensive lesson learnt: be careful when you buy electrical appliances from the U.S. if you are in Singapore!

Do you have what it takes to win at the Nail Art Olympics? Addicted to Beauty is in awe...

Ever have a self-tan mishap? Read all about Krasey Beauty's!

Tired of poorly-formulated, silicone-laden BB creams? Musicalhouses explores the new Kiehl's BB cream!

FabDiva20 has been loving the most gorgeous bright lipsticks for the season! Check out her Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids swatches Part 1 and Part 2!

Jenn from Spiced Beauty swatches the new Benerfit core collection! Check out her opinions on the new products.

Ever tried a fig fragrance or dreamed about people chasing you with blowtorches? Over at Makeup Morsels, MM puts the spotlight on Diptyque Philosykos and dream interpretation.

Underwater Pinup is a new thing. Think it sounds impossible? Impossibly glamorous, you mean! Check out the new Aqualillies collection from Tarte on Gouldylox Reviews!

At Musing On Beauty, Mariella tries the L'Oreal Mythic Oil Shampoo...and kills the myth!

At Love, Lust, and Fairy Dust, Jude reviews a home waxing kit for the face from Veet. This one actually works!

The Pammy Blogs Beauty MAC Matters Challenge continues! See how Pammy is building her MAC Core Collection with (less than) $21 a Month.

There's a lot of buzz about Flower Beauty, but Beauty Info Zone says some some of the pollen has fallen off the flowers. What's up with that?

Cheeky Monkey Nail Polish have names that help bring out the slutty side of Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed. Not that her slutty side needed that much help, but come admire her swatches anyhow!

Still looking for an emerald eyeliner to wear? Then head over to Beauty Reflections to see a couple in action from the Sephora + Pantone Universe Collection!

Phyrra shares 40 new ways to get addicted to the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils!

Head over to Makeup, Beauty and More to read about the new NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien!

Beauty Spotlight - March 30, 2013

It is no secret that Helen from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog long ago fell down the Rouge Bunny Rouge rabbit hole. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that she has loved their Succulence of Dew Sheer Lipstick in Murmurings since the first moment that she saw it! It is sheer lipstick perfection!

We all want that healthy glow, so does the new powder from Chanel deliver what its promises? Visionary Beauty shares her thoughts on the
Chanel Healthy Glow Sheer Powder

Prime Beauty is crushing on Sam Fine. Originally formulated for women of color, EVERYONE needs to try Sam Fine for Fashion Flair Supreme Color Lipsticks. From nudes to deeps to brights, Sam's got you covered!

The MAC Matters Challenge Continues!!! See how Pammy Blogs Beauty is continuing to build her MAC Core Collection with (less than) $21 a Month!!!

Marcelle has a new mascara with a twist that Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed is only too happy to try out - is mascara getting too complicated? - come check out her Marcelle Twist Push-Up Mascara lashes and see what you think!

Beauty Info Zone is working on pretty hands and wants to help you with yours. Find out about Hand Perfection's newest products and enter to win one of them. This is open internationally.

Modesty Brown re-visits her Desert Island picks in the form of a face of the day.

London MakeUp Girl finally had her personal colour analysis. Which season did she end up in? Find out in her post on her SciArt colour analysis.

Christa from Perilously Pale shares why Giorgio Armani's new Maestro Fusion makeup feels more like an indulgent treatment than a foundation.

Does the new L'Oreal Miracle Blur look familiar? It did to Paula from Older Girl Beauty, so she compared it to her old favorite Avon Magix.

15 Minute Beauty has 9 tips for a great updo, start planning for prom and weddings now!

March 29, 2013

Nexxus Hydra-Light - hydrates your hair without weighing it down!

Nexxus introduces Hydra-Light - an new advanced line of hair care products that offers the best of both worlds - natural fullness and deep hydration. With silicone-free formulas that include a blend of deep sea minerals, anti-oxidants and hydrating polymers that delicately nourish hair with moisture without weighing it down to leave hair looking healthy and full of life!

Nexxus Hydra-Light Shampoo - 400ml - $9.99 and Conditioner - 400ml - $14.99 - provide the perfect balance of moisture and volume - the conditioner has a high level of coconut oil and when used in combination with the shampoo, provides up to 80% more moisturization.

Nexxus Hydra-Light Root Lift Mist - 300ml - $12.99 - adds body at the root where you need it most for fullness and bounce. With a silicone-free formula that provides up to 4x volume boost and all-over shine.

and my favourite:

Nexxus Hydra-Light Leave-In Conditioning Foam - 162ml - $12.99 - with a unique foam format that provides weightless nourishment to restore softness and shine.

I use a leave-in conditioner daily but sometimes feel the spray kind is adding too much product to my fine hair and making it feel weighed down. No such problem with the foam, it moisturizes but keeps my hair feeling light and bouncy all the while protecting my hair from styling stress!

Available now at drug, mass and grocery stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Just Cavalli by Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli has a new creamy-floral scent meant to convey youth and seduction:

Just Cavalli by Roberto Cavalli - 50ml EDT - $66, 75ml EDT - $79, 150ml Shower Gel - $19, 150ml Body Lotion - $25 - with a top note of nerolli; a heart note of Tahitian Tiare flower; and a base note of creamy palissander wood accord.

As you know, I am not a big fan of floral scents, but I don't mind this one. It's not your traditional flowery-floral but more of a warm floral - it's very sexy smelling! And unlike many florals that just become more flowery on my skin, this one keeps the warmness with just a hint of floral - I am really loving it!

Available at The Bay, Sears, Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora.

- Lisamarie -

March 28, 2013

SkinFix wants to help you uncover perfect skin just in time for summer and win a glam prize pack to help! Contest!

Summer is coming and soon you won't be able to hide skin problems under layers of clothing! Luckily hiding won't be necessary thanks to:

SkinFix Body Repair Paste - 112g - $18.99 -   This compounded, all-natural healing balm helps with skin conditions like dry patches, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis with a proprietary Skin Healing Complex – a secret blend of botanicals, vitamins and minerals – that is time-tested to help everything from basic skin irritations to stubborn skin disorders.  With a “no junk” ingredient list, Body Repair Paste provides relief with no steroids, no preservatives and no parabens, so it will not compromise the health and condition of skin.   

Available at drug and grocery stores across Canada and online at 

SkinFix wants to get you summer ready to show off your beautiful skin with a prize pack worth $250 including: a Lululemon tank top, a cute and bright Le Sportsac tote bag, a pair of chic sunglasses, along with a generous supply of the full-size product!

 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 letting us know what issue you are hoping SkinFix will help you out with! 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.
Like SkinFix Inc. 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 "SkinFix 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 12th to enter. Good Luck! 

- Lisamarie -

Fave lips and tips from the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess collection - with swatches!

I get my summer sizzle on with a couple of hot shades from the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer 2013 collection:
Pure Color Sheer RollerGloss in Succulent - if you remember Kissing Potions, this is the same format - the roller all applicator feels nice and cool on the lips and as you can see, the colour isn't anywhere as dramatic as it appears in the tube but does give lots of shine - and the scent is amazingly fruity!
Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Hot Spell - such a vibrant shade and the perfect compliment to shiny, subtle lips!

- Lisamarie -

March 27, 2013

Guerlain 2013 Terracotta Collection

I always know that warmer weather is on the way when Guerlain's annual Terracotta collection makes an appearance and this year it's full of products that will at least help us fake the look of the sun being here alreay!
Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Tailor Made Bronzing Powder - $82 - in several new shades so that everyone from fair to dark can indulge in a terracotta glow - 00 Nude for pale and Asian complexions that comes with a fresh pink blush to illuminate the complexion, 02 Natural Blondes, 03 Natural Brunettes, 04 Medium Blondes, 05 Medium Brunettes and 08 Ebony for dark complexions that comes with a red blush.
Terracotta Sunless Tinted Self-Tanning Gel - $56 - combines an instant bronzing effect with a long term tanning action for a prolonged golden sheen.

Terracotta Jambes de Gazelle - $62 - a sunny tinted mist that makes legs feel lighter with it's fresh watery-gel texture - adds instant colour but isn't a self tanner so will wash off with soap and water.
Terracotta Sun Scrub - $66 - conditions the skin for a perfect tan with a formula that uniformises, softens and illuminates and an oily gel texture that moisturizes dry skin.

Available now at select Guerlain counters.

- Lisamarie -

Eye Love Wednesday - LASHEM Measurable Difference Lash Gel

LASHEM Measurable Difference Lash Gel - $69.99 - with a 97% natural formula that helps enhance eyelashes and eyebrows without irritation or side effects - so no blurriness, redness or puffiness.

If you've been looking for a lash enhancer that you don't need a prescription for, is paraben and fragrance free that helps promote lash flexibility and durability as well as improving elasticity and adding moisture and shine to lashes then you've found what you're looking for and it can even be used with lash extensions!
I have pretty long lashes to begin with so my before and after was not that noticeable so here's one from someone less blessed in the natural lash department. And while I didn't notice a lot of growth I did notice that my lashes felt better - more supple and soft - like your hair does after a really good conditioner!

Available online at and they do ship to Canada for a very reasonable fee!

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Maybelline and Redken's David Dixon looks!

Lots of people go to Fashion Week wanting to see hair and makeup that is avant garde and really crazy - and while I agree that can be fun when I go backstage at the shows, I want to see looks that are easily wearable outside of a circus and that will work in my everyday hair and makeup routine.

The styling for the David Dixon show was a perfect example of  a beauty look that can be worn by everyone - for the makeup - Lead Makeup Artist for Maybelline Canada, Grace Lee came up with a look that meshed perfectly with David's feminine and classic collection.

Flawless looking and glowing skin was achieved with Fit Me Foundation and a bit of highlighting from a mixture of Too Cool Color Tattoo and Baby Lips. Brows were defined with Master Shape Brow Pencil and Great Lash Clear Mascara. Eyes are highlighted with Too Cool and Silver Strike Color Tattoo as well as the not yet released Big Eyes Dual Mascara. The punch of colour comes from the lips with a combo of On Fire Red Vivid Lipstick and Gleaming Grenadine High Shine Gloss.

Meanwhile Redken Lead Artist, Jorge Joao designed a look that is ladylike but a little undone so as not to be the least bit prissy with a little help from Redken faves: Fabricate 03, Fashion Works 12 and Quick Tease 15.

It may be from a Fall/Winter show but I don't see anything about this look that doesn't make it also perfect for right now!

- Lisamarie -

March 26, 2013

The Most Amazing Pony Outfit Ever Made - by Katie Price

I rarely blog these days, but I HAD TO share this picture of my favorite reality TV "celeb", Katie Price, Queen of all iPods, promoting yet another collection of riding gear, dressed in this marvelous outfit. This picture made me spit out my dessert all over my keyboard. And you know how much I love dessert...
Also note that the right way to accessorize a fluffy pink pony dress/jumpsuit/insert appropriate word? is definitely with white stripper shoes! Of course.

Yes, if ridiculous outfits could kill, this would be the ultimate weapon of mass destruction and Katie would be an evil genius. Hmm wait.

Now, Hermès pulled something almost as ridiculous: for a mere $91,000 you too can wear a.... ahem black t-shirt. Even if this top is made out of crocodile skin, the price tag is really silly! I can't wait for the recession to be over, then maybe we'll get million dollar t-shirts in stores. You read it here first!


Gingers can rejoice with Pureology Reviving Red!

I love being a redhead but as I, or any other (bottled) redhead will attest to -  the colour fades so freaking fast that in my books any product that can help slow that down is something worth shouting about from the rooftops!
Enter Pureology Reviving Red - an oil-based colour care system - formulated with specialized ingredients such as fair trade jaljala oil - to nourish and replenish, encapsulated lycopene - a powerful antioxidant responsible for red pigmentation in red fruits and vegetables and oleo antifade complex - to replenish and help colour last longer - designed to revive reds and coppers keeping them looking bright and ravishing for up to 30 washes!

Available in the line:

Reviving Red Shamp'Oil - 250ml - $28.50 - with a concentrated oil-infused formula free of sulfates and parabens that replenishes the protective lipid layer of the hair and seals the cuticle to reduce colour bleeding to keep haircolour vivid for up to 30 washes.

Reviving Red Condition - 250ml - $30.50 - detangles hair and helps to restore the hair fibre and multiply light reflection for purer, more vibrant shades.

Reviving Red Illuminating Caring Oil - 125ml - $31.75 - a daily cuticle sealing treatment that restores hair's lipid layer to increase light reflection.

Reviving Red Red & Copper Reflect Enhancing Treatments - 4 x 10ml - $36.75 - weekly pigment depositing replenishing treatments that enhance the vibrancy of vivid red and copper shades for an intense surge of shine and softness between salon visits.

And while I am loving the Oil and Treatments, my favourite part of the collection is the shampoo and conditioner - they smell great, have a really nice luxurious texture and the gel shampoo is lighter then the cream conditioner - a new quirky thing you get to learn about me now is I hate it when shampoos are as heavy as the conditioner is, not only does it make it impossible for me to figure out which is which in a dark morning shower but it's just wrong and against all the laws of nature in my eyes - shampoos are meant to be light and conditioners are meant to be heavy dammit!

Available exclusively at salons - check out to find one near you.

- Lisamarie -

L'Oréal Colour Riche Nail Colour - with swatches!

L'Oréal Colour Riche Nail Colour - $6.99 - with a new paddle brush technology with a multi-patented curved applicator that perfectly matches the nail shape for both high precision and ultra-easy application and a bunch of new shades.

Here are a couple of the shades screaming spring to me:
Crazy For Chic
Orange You Jealous?

 - Lisamarie -

Celebrate cruelty-free beauty live with Leona Lewis and The Body Shop!

Tune in on Facebook today (March 26th) at 6:30 PM GMT 2:30 PM EDT when British singer and global superstar Leona Lewis will be hosting an exclusive gig on The Body Shop Facebook page to celebrate cruelty-free beauty, as well as answer a live Q&A.

 Leona also needs help choosing her play list for the gig so if you have a favourite song that you’d love to hear then be sure to tell her! Tweet the name of the song to @leonalewismusic #LeonaShouldSing. 

An animal lover and long-time vegetarian, Leona is the new Brand Activist for The Body Shop. As part of the partnership Leona is helping The Body Shop and NGO Cruelty Free International in their joint, global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics forever, building on the EU ban on animal testing for cosmetics which came into effect on March 11th this year.

Leona has also put her name to an exclusive cruelty-free make-up and fragrance collection, the Limited Edition Collection by Leona Lewis. Featuring 100% vegetarian cosmetics in fashion-forward shades, the Limited Edition Collection by Leona Lewis features quirky packaging with a floral deer motif, celebrating the fact that The Body Shop was one of the first beauty brands to use cruelty-free, man-made musk instead of musk derived from the musk deer. The Limited Edition Collection by Leona Lewis is available at selected stores from April 15, 2013. We'll be previewing it on Beauty Crazed next week so keep an eye out!

Check out the preview to her gig here and don't forget to tune in to Facebook later today!

- Lisamarie -

March 25, 2013

Mascara Monday - Marcelle Twist Push-Up Mascara

Marcelle Twist Push-Up Mascara - $13.50 - with an innovative twist cap that allows you to tighten and twist the bristles together to transform the brush from one that adds definition to a volumizing magic wand.
The polymer brush is designed to define and coat lashes by pushing them upwards for long, luscious lashes!
And a black, hypo-allergenic, perfume free, non-clumping formula that won't flake or stray.

Apply with brush in regular position to define lashes then just turn the end to tighten and twist bristles together and apply
On the right you can see what the wand does in it's regular long position and the left is the more compact version.
Lesson learned - if you are going to add a top coat of the thickening on top of the lengthening do it before the bottom coat is entirely dry - by the time I took the pictures I went back to try it my base was so dry that adding a second coat just turned the whole thing into a lumpy mess!

- Lisamarie -

Sephora has a new birthday gift from Benefit!

There are some people that you just don't look forward to receiving a birthday present from (does anyone need another crocheted toilet roll cover from Aunt Bertha?) and some that you do - like the little something wonderful that Sephora gifts us with every year for our birthday!

This year is extra-special with Benefit's Real Birthday Turn-Ons! including deluxe sample sizes of They're Real! Mascara and Watt's Up! champagne highlighter.

All you have to do to snag yours is visit your closest Sephora store before your birthday show your Beauty Insider card and ask for it - not a member? No worries you can sign up at the store or online at to snag a birthday gift every year as well as all the other rewards and exclusive offers that go along with being a member!

Only one more month and it's Happy Birthday to me!

- Lisamarie -

Alli Simpson imPRESS by Broadway Nail Designer Kits with Jeweled Strips!

Alli Simpson has teamed up with Broadway Nails to design her signature series - imPRESS Nail Designer Kit with Jeweled Strips combo packs - $12.99.

In 4 limited edition designs: Cha-Cha, Rumba, Tango and Shimmy - each kit includes:

24 imPRESS nails and 2 sheets of pre-cut Kiss Nail Dress so that you can custom design your own nail art manicure by layering Kiss Nail Dress over imPRESS! With peel off and press on convenience that lasts up to a week but still removes easily.

Available at Rexall Pharma Plus, Pharmasave, Lawtons Drugs, London Drugs and other mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 23, 2013

Oil up with Garnier, Avon, Milk Shake and Argan Magic!

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil for Hair, Body & Face - 150ml - $6.99 - transforms dryness by delivering rapid-action nourishment to treat very dry hair and skin, instantly absorbing for everyday use on hair, body and even dry areas on the face - contains olive, avocado and shea oils.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Avon 360 Nourish Moroccan Argan Oil - 60ml - $12.99 - offers your hair renewed strength, instant shine, irresistible softness, smooth silkiness and weightless movement with a leave-in treatment formulated with argan oil, pro vitamin B5 and vitamin E that help to nourish and smooth dry, damaged hair to leave it looking softer and healther.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at
Milk Shake Glistening Argan Oil - 50ml - $26 - a treatment that is suitable for all hair types and contains organic argan oil which has a high content of fatty acids with nourishing and repairing properties for skin and hair and a strong anti-aging action that naturally protects from sun rays - for hair that is shiny, vivacious and healthy.

Available at Donato Salon + Spa -
Argan Magic Intensive Hair Oil - 110ml - $24 - with a rich blend of argan oil and natural ingredients which are instantly absorbed by the hair with no residue, leaving the hair brilliantly hydrated, soft and shiny. Also helps restore hair from both chemical and environmental damage and reduce blow drying and styling time by up to 50%.

The Shopping Channel used to carry the line but sadly they seem to have stopped, but don't worry, you can still find it on so no need to panic!

- Lisamarie -

Stranded on a desert island... with Older Girl Beauty!

Paula, from Older Girl Beauty, has been dropped on the Beauty Spotlight Desert Island to spend some time "disconnecting". We've allowed her to take 12 products with her so that she doesn't feel too cut-off from her beauty loves. Find out what she would take along with her to feel civilized...

March 22, 2013

Our readers took the Clear 7 Day Challenge - and here's what they thought!

Last month we asked 10 Beauty Crazed readers to take the Clear 7 Day Challenge and sent them a bottle of the shampoo and conditioner to see if it would do what it promised to which was to leave hair noticeably stronger in just 7 days - out of the 10 that promised to give us their opinion, 7 of them actually did and here's what they have to say:

Jessica - age ? -  hair type ? - When I first got it; I immediately tried its scent for size, lol - don't know why but I like a nice scent when washing my hair and body.
Not too powerful or heavy and Clear met those expectations. I liked the creamy texture of the shampoo and conditioner. After lathering and massaging my scalp, I rinsed - squeezed out as much water as I could and applied the conditioner. Left on while I proceeded with my body. After, I rinsed well, possibly 3 minutes later. It did feel clean. I combed out my hair and let them dry naturally since I wanted to see the product in its full expansion. Well, my hair was a little dry. My scalp felt itchy. So, it could be the weather here, mid-season flare-ups or end of season flare-ups because of dry heat in homes during the winter and spring. I waited a few days, and, repeated the procedure two more times during the week. My hair did not get worse, only my scalp was itchy. Hair shaft had that brittle looking side to it. My hair is thin. Not sure, if I could use it again right now. Will have to wait till summer or late spring to really evaluate Clear.

Lisa - 48 - fine hair - I tried the Clear set several times and my hair became drier and drier after each shampoo - on its own, I did not apply a treatment or whatever. Just the shampoo and conditioner gave me almost the same results as many other shampoo. I couldn't believe that I had to fall in the smallest percentage who will claim that it did nothing for them. 

Jamie - 36 - fine, curly coloured hair - I was impressed from the first day trying clear scalp and hair therapy it has a great scent and a creamy texture. At the time I started using clear scalp and hair therapy my scalp was very itchy so it was great to put it to the test. During the week of trying this product my hair was more manageable with less flyaways, also day by day my scalp was less itchy. Despite the rich texture of this product it doesnt weigh my fine hair down, which is a real bonus as usually with a moisturizing shampoo my hair is weighed down and lifeless. Now thanks to Clear scalp and hair therapy i have healthier and more manageable hair and a new favourite shampoo and conditioner. 

Tasha - 31 - thick and wavy, dry to normal hair - I noticed a difference in my scalp the first day I used the products. I have very wavy and frizzy hair and this has really helped to tame it. No, it won't make your hair so perfect that you don't need to use any additional hair styling products, but it doesn't claim to do that. My hair feels a whole lot silkier (NOT oily) and the smell? One word... heavenly!

I have used a few different "expensive shampoos/conditioners" in the past. And honestly there is nothing that those products will do that this shampoo/conditioner won't do. If anything these products works just as good, if not better. The bottles are a fairly decent size, easy to open and you don't need to use a ton of product to get the job done! Which means it will last longer! Yay!

The consistency of Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy shampoo is fairly thick and more concentrated than what I am used to. I only needed to use half the amount (approximately half of a tablespoon) I would normally use because it lathers up quite a bit more than your typical shampoo. It really does a thorough cleaning job of the scalp without stripping the hair of moisture as it's a moisturizing shampoo.

The conditioner left my hair feeling silky smooth and weightless, just like that of when you get your hair done at the salon. My hair is more manageable, shiny, full of life and smells delicious even the next day. The light scent lingers. My scalp feels great. 

Audrey - age 23 - thick, coarse, wavy/curly, dry and frizzy hair - I don't usually have any issues with my scalp except the occasional oiliness if I don't wash it for more than two days. So for me, the hardest thing to control is the frizz and the dryness. I'm always on the lookout for a great shampoo and conditioner that will put some moisture into my hair so it's soft and manageable. My first impression of the Clear shampoo was that it was thick and creamy but it still had a nice consistency. It was easy to lather and wash my hair thoroughly. It washed clean and left my hair feeling smooth. The conditioner was just as thick and creamy and also left my hair smooth after rinsing. Unfortunately, after I got out of the shower, my hair didn't feel any different or better. I also didn't care for the smell of the products much. I will continue to use the products until they are done but I don't think I'll be inclined to buy it unless it was on sale. 

Karin - 48 - long thin hair with brittle ends - I tried Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy-Damage & Color Repair and I found it to be good. I really liked the fragrance, soft and not overpowering. I have thin hair and I often feel a residue left in my hair after washing, but I didn't feel any residue at all when I used Clear. I also suffer from brittle ends. I straighten my hair 3-4 times per week and I found that the longer I used Clear, the less brittle it became. I would have to say I really liked Clear. My only worry of course is that after prolonged use it wont continue to the same job. I have often found that after prolonged use some products dont measure up to how they at first were. But I do like Clear and I will continue to purchase, even my daughter in-law wants to try the 7 day challenge.
Meg - 24 - fine, colour treated hair - I loved the smell I however feel the shampoo did not lather as much as I’d like, I love the after smell and how the product lingers in my hair ; the conditioner was not to thick and made my hair super silky and a little went along way 
Day 2: February 26th 2013: Second use; Was super excited to use this again, the smell is the greatest part so far, I noticed my hair was not as greasy (normally overnight my hair is greasy as I have thin oily hair, the main reason I wash daily) typical though, I am not seeing a difference in strength it is only the second day. 
Day 3: February 27th 2013: When I used this today I wasn’t so impressed after the conditioner I let my hair air dry and it seemed really coarse. I do have bleach in my hair but it just seemed blah today! Perhaps just a build up of product, -- time for a deep condition. 
Day 4: February 28th 2013: Did I mention the smell, I have been tracking the progress in my note pad on my device and everyone loves the smell including me! Today I also let my hair air dry and I used the flat iron I do still tend to see coarse-ness in my hair. I noticed this so suddenly I’m wondering if I just never noticed it as much before, my hair lacks shine – hmmm. 
Day 5: March 1st 2013: I really do not like this shampoo and conditioner at all at this point, it’s not for me – my hair is just not working well with it. The coarse feeling and lack of shine is really disappointing – But as promised 7 days! 
Day 6 and 7 – March 2nd and 3rd 2013: This product did nothing for my hair. The reason I did not like is the feeling of my hair, it felt clean but it didn’t look healthy. It didn’t repair my hair or even make it look shiny. I also noticed my hair beginning to fall out a lot more. I would absolutely not purchase this product as it was just not the right combination with my hair.
Total rating: 2/10 - the smell was just about the only positive thing I can say; besides it did the job of a basic clean. I did not like anything about how it made my hair feel or look and to top it off it made my hair fall out more with brushing and cleaning than normal. I think I will stick with my Lush BIG shampoo! 

- Our Wonderful Beauty Crazed Testers - 

Fragrant Friday - Jasmine Collection by Sephora A Whole New World

After an invisible jet, a magic carpet would be my number one choice as a mode of transportation which means I would really need to start wearing:

Disney Jasmine Collection by Sephora A Whole New World 50ml EDP - $70 - a floral musky fragrance with top notes of carnation, orange blossom and madarin; heart notes of gardenia and cedarwood; and top notes of sandalwood, vanilla, amber and benzoin.

Also available as a Perfumed Body Shimmer - $54 and Perfumed Oil Rollerball - 6.5ml - $23

And while the fragrance is a little too exotic smelling for my taste without having said flying carpet - the bottle is so beautiful that I would buy it just for that!

There's also a whole Jasmine makeup collection including: Magic Carpet Ride Eyeshadow Palette - $36; Storylook Eyeshadow Palette Vol 2 - $66; Three Wishes Eyeliner Set - $50; One Is Never Enough Nail Set - $29; The Palace Jewel Compact Mirror - $29

Available now at Sephora and

- Lisamarie -

March 21, 2013

Mary Kay Zen In Bloom Spring 2013 Collection

East meets West with modern sophistication in this cute little spring collection which adds pop and freshness with garden colours of cherry blossom pinks, orchids, bamboo greens and blues.

Mineral Eye Color Palette in Garden Sky - $22- Limited Edition -
Eyes convey calmness in soft hues of blue and green. Colours are crease- and fade-resistant. Fits in all Mary Kay compacts.

Nail Lacquer in Blue Lotus and Pink Bamboo - $10 - Limited Edition -
Create high-gloss, high-impact nails in bright pastels.

Lip Lacquer with Mini Retractable Lip Brush in Chai Latte and Pink Pagoda - $18 - Limited Edition -
Lips pop with these glossy shades and stay-true colour. Their smooth, jelly finish help lips feel moisturized.

And with the purchase of $55 or more of products from the collection, get a Limited-Edition Mary Kay Obi Pouch free!

Available until May 15th or while supplies last through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't have one you can locate one at - or 1-866-455-5454.

- Lisamarie -