June 29, 2013

Waters that wash from Avene, NeoStrata, Boots No 7 and Lise Watier!

I've been a big fan of cleansing waters ever since a facialist introduced them to me as a brilliant first cleansing step before using my Clarisonic to keep the brush from getting all gunked up with makeup! 

Cleansing waters are also great "roughing it" travel or if you have sensitivities to tap water as they cleanse without the use of water.

Here are a few that I like depending on what my skin is doing on any given day:

Avène Cleanance Cleansing Water - 400ml - $27.50 - a no-rise product for sensitive oily, blemish-prone skin that gently eliminates impurities from the face and eyes (including make-up and light, waterproof make-up) as well as helping to reduce excess sebum that leaves the skin clear, cool and clean.

Available exclusively at drugstore across Canada and check out the brand new Canadian website for more brand info - www.eau-thermale-avene.ca.
NeoStrata Micellar Cleanser - 200ml - $21 - for all skin types including sensitive containing cucumber extract - for it's anti-inflammatory properties, helps retain moisture and delivers a cool and refreshing sensation and humectant sugars - to promote skin hydration and provide soothing benefits.  -

Formulated at an ideal pH so as not to irritate or dry out even the most sensitive skin as it cleans and soothes the skin in one simple step, thanks to the innovative micelle technology. A micelle is a round- shaped cluster of many cleaning agents. The micelles have a hydrophilic (water-loving) exterior and a hydrophobic (water-hating) center. When this cluster comes into contact with the skin’s surface, the micelle opens up and the hydrophobic, fat-loving center attracts all the impurities – such as oil, dirt and make-up. These impurities are trapped inside the micelle and prevented from re-depositing onto the skin. The dirt-filled micelle is then gently removed from the skin’s surface with a simple swipe of a cotton pad, no vigorous rubbing or tugging required. All that remains is a clean and fresh feeling. And due to the unique cleaning nature of the micelle technology, it's particularly beneficial for eye make-up removal, as it requires no roughness to do its job – which is great given the delicate nature of the skin around the eyes.

Available at major drugstores across Canada.
Boots No 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Water - 200ml - $13 - a refreshing cleansing water for normal to oily skin that dissolves make-up and impurities while helping to tighten pores to keep skin looking clear and healthy.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Lise Watier Prebiotic Micellar Water - 200ml - $25 - a 3-in-1 cleanser makeup remover for face, eyes and lips with a no-rise formula making it great for all skin types, even sensitive.

What makes it different from your typical cleansing water is the prebiotic formula which helps optimize the balance of good and bad bacterias that are essential for healthy skin and act as a defense shield against infection - it stimulates the growth of good bacteria at the expense of bad bacteria - and since pollution, temperature fluctuations, humidity, stress and even lifestyle habits can disrupt the balance it's great to be able to do this while cleansing away dirt and makeup.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, The Bay, Sears, London Drugs, Jean Coutu and Pharmaprix.

- Lisamarie -

Favourites list... with Polish Insomniac!

This week The Beauty Spotlight Team is continuing their Top Ten lists with Jessika showing us her Top Ten Textured Polishes!  Love them or hate them, the Textured Trend is here!  Now that Jessika's  found her Top Ten, she DOESN'T NEED ANY MORE!

June 28, 2013

Relax your cares away at the new eforea: spa at Hilton!

I love to spa and have always maintained that if I were really rich I would have absolutely no issue spending all of my days just wallowing in spa treatments!

I also really enjoy trying new places and treatments and have an ever expanding list in my head of all my favourites - to which list I was able to add a new spa this past weekend after my visit to the brand spankin' new eforea: spa at Hilton - the global luxury spa brand of Hilton Hotels & Resorts and first Canadian  location at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre and Spa.
You can feel yourself begin to relax as soon as you enter into the spa which offers a clean and airy feeling and soothing atmosphere. At some places you can get the feeling of being conveyor-belted through the place as quickly as possible - but not so at eforea where you are encourage to hang out in the lounge, have a steam or just have some quiet time to yourself before and/or after your treatment.

You'll find both face, body and salon treatments as well as a whole range of treatments for men that are done in their very own "Man Cave" treatment room.

I tried both a face and body treatment starting with the Signature Full Body Repair including an invigorating therapeutic mineral salt scrub, full body effleurage, dry wrap and relaxing facial massage with rose crystal stones. I also had the Soft pack which is basically like being enveloped in a warm waterbed - there is a very womb-like feel to it - you do this after the moisturizer is applied and the warmth really helps it soak in! And if that wasn't good enough while you are in this wonderful cocoon of warmth and comfort you get a head massage - I can't tell you many things I enjoy more then a head massage! My other favourite part of the facial which I had also never experienced before was the facial massage with rose crystal stones - my puffy eyes were entirely gone by the end of my treatment and of course my body was as soft and smooth as it's possible to be!

Then I had the Signature Correcting Facial with microcurrent which includes multi-acid exfoliation, cleansing, toning, hydrating masque, eye treatment, scalp and foot massage and the microcurrent to help firm and tone. Having had many facials I can tell you what was different about this one - no extractions - and I know my pores were a mess before I went in and totally clear when I left so I think the multi-acid exfoliation did the extraction job without the pain so I'm on board with that! If you are adverse to pain you may not enjoy the microcurrent portion - I found it uncomfortable but I have friends who have had it that found it downright ouchy. If you have a low tolerance to pain take a couple of Advil first and you should be good. My skin felt firmer afterwards though so it was worth it!
The product whore in me also  appreciates the hard-to-find spa product brands available for purchase including European facial, body and bath products and treatments from Kerstin Florian; LI'TYA - which draws on the revitalizing and restorative powers of Australia's native resources and VitaMan - a comprehensive line of spa and grooming products espcially for the boys.

Everything you ever wanted to know and that I didn't tell you already can be found at www.hilton.com/eforea or to book contact the Spa Concierge at 905-470-8522.

If you want to make a weekend of it and do the "stay-cation" thing, this is the place to do it along with the spa, this Hilton offers:

Newly renovated oversized suites with their own sitting room and 2 tv's so you won't be forced to watch sports - along with Peter Thomas Roth bath products (be sure and take the extras home in your purse, they are that good!)

Essence of Unionville Restaurant with a menu featuring muticultural flavours reflective of the community along with seasonal ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily as well as weekend afternoon tea (involving all kinds of yummy treats from the in-house Pastry Chef) as well as Sunday brunch.

Absolute Atrium Lounge with a laid back feel, it's a great place to meet up with friends for a few drinks and some appetizers.

Club Markham Fitness, Squash and Swim - a 30,000 square foot state-of-the aret racquet & health club with all of the fitness equipment you could ever possibly need to torture yourself with including cardio, weight and group fitness. More relaxing is the steam rooms, saunas, whirlpool and the outdoor Zen Garden & sundeck.

I highly recommend leaving the spouse and kids at home but if you must bring them there are lots of local attractions - send the husband off to Angus Glen to golf and the kids to Canada's Wonderland and your day is free for the spa. Or have a family day at the Toronto Zoo or Ontario Science Centre but that sounds a lot less relaxing...

Check out www.torontomarkham.hilton.com for more details or 905-470-8500 to make a reservation.

- Lisamarie -

Luxe Box by Loose Button Condition Culture Edition - Summer 2013 box

If you love a themed beauty box and especially love hair then are you ever in for a treat with the Luxe Box by Loose Button Condition Culture Edition 2013!

Full of full sized products including:

Featherlocks Hair Feather - high quality feathers to incorporate texture, colour and to add highlights to your hair - heat syling won't damage them so go ahead and flatiron or curl them!

Colorsmash Hair Shadows - add temporary fun and vibrant colour to your hair. Applies easily, sets with hairspray and washes right out - And if you are blonde and using the pink be prepared that a bit of the pigment will likely remain for several washes!

Knotties Hair Elastics and Hair Bands - fabric ties and bands to keep your hair in place. What I love most about fabric bands as opposed to the plastic and metal ones, they don't pinch you behind the ears and they don't leave that annoying crease in your hair!

My box also had a bonus Olay CC Cream which I know isn't for the hair but my face sure did appreciate it!

You only have until July 7th to  order your own Condition Culture box so hop to it at - www.loosebutton.com.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - L'Occitane Verbena Fresh

L'Occitane has come up with a new, light twist on it's original Verbena scent which emphasizes graceful fruity and tangy notes underlined by citrus essential oils - with a fresh scent that makes for the perfect summer fragrance - and if you're always on the go you will appreciate:

L'Occitane Verbena Fresh Roll-on - 10ml - $22 - a green citrus scent with top notes of orange and lemon; heart notes of verbena and petitgrain and base notes of rose and geranium - the ideal travel companion!

You're fragrance-layering loving self will also appreciate that the scent comes in a slew of different products including:

Verbena Fresh Summer Mist - 100ml - $16 - alcohol free and suitable to be used on the face, body and hair.

Verbena Fresh Shower Gel - 250ml - $22 - contains pearls which encapsulate cooling agents of natural origin that melt on contact with water, releasing a natural mint extract for a seriously fresh shower experience!

Verbena Bath Salts - 250g - $24

Verbena Fresh Body Lotion SPF 25 - 150ml - $28 - with a gel-cream formula that sinks right in and what I think to be a brilliant premise of combining moisturizer and sunscreen - you're going to have to put both on anyhow, why not save a step!

And if you like things a bit mintier, there is a new Mint Verbena scent as well. An aromatic citrus with top notes of lime and grapefruit; heart notes of verbena, spearmint and peppermint; and base notes of white wood and musk.

I haven't actually smelled it, but it sounds delicious! It's available as:

Mint Verbena EDT - 100ml - $54
Mint Verbena Body Ice Gel - 250ml - $32
Mint Verbena Exfoliating Shower Gel - 200ml - $22

Both collections are limited edition and only around for the summer so if you love, you'll need to stock up!

Available at L'Occitane boutiques across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

June 27, 2013

Win our contest and walk away with a new pair of CAT Women's Footwear Worksong Oxfords! Contest!

Are you loving the menswear inspired shoes you see in the stores these days? I do, but often think the style can look very "fall-ish" - this is so not the case with these adorable CAT Women's Footwear Worksong Oxfords - $129.99 - in soft leather and sorbet shades that just scream summer - I am in love with the Aria (blue) ones! They look adorable with pants and skirts or even on their own at the nudist colony as you see here...

You can order online at www.catfootwear.com or use the store locator on the site to find retail locations.

Or better yet become my twinsie and win a pair of Aria Worksong Oxfords of your very own! 

Ready to go all Single White Female on me? 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, Bloglovin' 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 styling an outfit to go with the shoes - just a description of what you envision is fine or for extra points, give us links to the actual items that you envision as the perfect ensemble to go with the shoes!  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 @CatFootwear 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 and then e-mail your info to info@beautycrazed.ca, please put "CAT 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 July 12th to enter. Good Luck!

- Lisamarie -

Balmy for BB - Avon Ideal Flawless BB Beauty Balm Cream

Avon Ideal Flawless BB Beauty Balm Cream - 30ml - $15 - in 5 shades: Light, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Deep and Deep - a lightweight cream that perfects, protects and hydrates in one simple step with benefits that include: skin smoothing, protection with SPF 20, even skin tone, concealing flaws, minimizing redness and an infusion of moisture, antioxidants, minerals and vitamin E.

What I found most interesting was the claim that after just one week, skin looks healthier, more even and radiant so of course I had to try it out...

I wore the light shade for a week and while I appreciate that they have several more choices in shades then you will usually find in a BB Cream, I am sad that Light is still a touch too dark for my skintone because the feel of this BB is really great - light and airy, adds colour without looking cakey and I feel like my skin really did look more glowy, even when I didn't have the product on!

Here's hoping that Avon adds a Fair shade to the lineup at which point I will be happy to make this a regular part of my routine!

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

- Lisamarie -

Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm - with swatches!

Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm - $8.95 - in 10 summery shades: Just Plum Good, Nudetrients, Apple-A-Day, Lilac Love, Pink Pout, Blooming Balm, Cantelope Cream, Rosy Lipped, Apricot Picker and Truffle Kiss - combines the comfort and care of a balm with the colour and shine of a gloss while drenching lips with hydration and nourishment thanks to avocado and vitamin E oils.

As you'll see from the swatches, you don't need to be scared of the colour in the tube - it goes on much sheerer on the lips!
Pink Pout 
Apricot Picker

- Lisamarie -

June 26, 2013

Eye Love Wednesday - liners from Rimmel, IMAN, Sephora and EF|Studio!

I used to think that using anything but a pencil to line my eyes was way to complicated, until entered the wonderful world of gel, liquid and cream liners that is and a whole new world opened up - there are some colours and effects that you just can't get from a pencil so if you haven't experimented with different liners yet, now is the time and here are a few that I'm loving right now:

Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Gel Eyeliner - $7.99 - in 4 shades: Blackest Black, Brown, Aubergine and Deep Blue - with a soft and creamy gel texture that glides on smoothly and is waterproof so it stays in place all day with no budging or smudging - and an integrated precision applicator that draws thin or thick lines in a single stroke. Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested to make it safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

IMAN Luxury Liquid Eyeliner - $16 - in 4 shades: Sapphire, Platinum, Copper and Onyx - enriched with Vitamin E and enhanced with sparkling gem-toned micro-pigments that define the eyes with the dramatic glimmer of fine metals and precious jewels.

Available at Sears and sears.ca.
Sephora Waterproof Star Eye Shadow and Liner - $14 - in 4 shades: Black Night, Purple Night, Blue Night and Gold Night - An ultra-pigmented, long-wearing mousse that can be used as both eye shadow and eyeliner. With a foam texture that glides and blends flawlessly into the skin for pleasant application and a second skin-like sensation while the stay-put formula promises bold, beautiful colour for hours.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
EF|Studio Creme Eye Liner - $22 - in Kuro - a rich black - a streak-free, waterproof liner that is perfect for creating sleek, sexy lines that will never dry or flake or streak.The perfect formula for creating the ultimate smokey eye, this liner also doubles as a creme eyeshadow.

Available at eBeauty.ca

- Lisamarie -

Curly haired girls get help from John Frieda, Sally Hershberger and Saryna Key!

With my poker straight hair and curl envy, I'm not much of an authority on the subject of curly hair products but I asked some friends who as so blessed and this is what they listed as their faves:

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Style Starting Shampoo and Conditioner - 250ml - $10.99 -  developed for wavy, curly, frizz-prone hair and is safe for colour treated  - a shampoo that nourishes and brings life to your natural curl pattern for gorgeous, shiny spirals. Formulated with targeted moisturisers, frizz-fighting silicone and curl-defining complex to smooth the hair cuticle and keep curls glistening and frizz-resistant.

and a conditioner that energizes your natural curl patterns for smooth spirals, with lasting definition. Formulated with moisturising conditioners, frizz-fighting silicone, and a curl-defining complex, it hydrates for well-defined, frizz-resistant curls.
Sally Hershberger Curvaceous Elasto-Curl Treatment - 150ml - $12.99 - smooths, hydrates and tames dry, coarse, unruly curls while providing soft wave definition and bounce. Contains chamomile blended with keratin and silk proteins to nourish and improve hair texture for softer, more manageable curls without stiffness or frizz and UV absorbers to help protect hair colour from sun damage.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix.
Saryna Key Professional Hair Therapy Liquid Glaze Strong Curl Control - 500ml - $28 - a medium hold product for wavy and curly hair types that lasts all day and doesn't feel stiff while allowing flexibility to style hair as desired. It builds curls and sculpts them naturally, adds volume, seals split ends, and leaves hair feeling soft and manageable.

Available at selected salons and Trade Secrets - www.tradesecrets.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Elizabeth Grant Vitamin C Hydra-Moist Super Fruit Balancing Infusion!

When the weather is hot I like to find ways to add the moisture I know my skin needs, in ways that won't feel like there's an extra layer of "stuff" on my face smothering my pores. My newest love is:

Elizabeth Grant Vitamin C Hydra-Moist Super Fruit Balancing Infusion - 200ml - $18 - a 2 phase hydrating spray that harnesses the power of Vitamin C, Acai Berry and antioxidants to help nourish and revitalize the skin further after cleansing for smoother and radiant looking skin.

I spray it on right after cleansing and then apply my serum while my skin is still damp, locking all that wonderful moisture in! I've also taken to keeping it in the fridge and giving myself a spritz during the day when I'm feeling overheated - heaven!

I've been using it with:

Vitamin C Hydra-Moist Super Fruit Cleansing Mousse - 200ml - $20 - super potent Vitamin C with Hydracylle technology is fused with dragon fruit for a gentle cleanser that packs a big punch for skin that is purified, invigorated, refreshed and soft to the touch.

I love the mousse texture and that it cleans without stripping - my only disappointment from either product is that I was hoping they would smell super-fruity but they don't have a lot of scent at all!

I've been test driving a serum from another line but I am looking forward to eventually trying:

Vitamin C Hydra-Moist Super Fruit Concentrate - 30ml - $30, 90ml - $75 - a super-nourishing, paraben free concentrate that contains the same Vitamin C with Hydracylle technology along with 5 super fruits: Acai Berry - to fight free radicals, help reduce fine lines and improve the skin's elasticity; Blueberry - helps promote regeneration of collagen; Cranberry - to enhance cell turnover; Goji Berry - for its healing and soothing properties; and Dragon Fruit - for luminosity and vitality - which combined help promote  healthier, smoother, brighter and younger looking skin.

And also available:

Vitamin C Hydra-Moist Super Fruit Eye Concentrate - 15ml - $27.50 - with the same super-nutrient concentrate as above that truly brightens and revitalizes the delicate eye area by restoring a brighter, smoother and more gleaming look to leave you looking energized and well rested.

Available now at www.elizabethgrant.com.

- Lisamarie -

June 25, 2013

Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Summer 2013 Collection

If you're looking for a summer look that's always cool, even when the temperature rises you'll love Bobbi Brown summer - Navy & Nude...
Navy & Nude Eye Palette - $70 - Limited Edition - with two shelves of 4 shadows each with shades ranging from creamy white to nude to deep royal blue: Ivory - creamy white, Cement - grey beige, Blazing Star Sparkle - pale beige sparkle, Beige Shimmer Wash - shimmery nude, Twilight Pink Metallic - light golden pink,Naked - warm nude, Slate - medium grey and Rich Navy - deep royal blue - all housed in a blue tortoise-shell compact.
Brightening Brick - $49 - Limited Edition - featuring pale to warm pink shades to add a soft, pearlized glow to the cheeks for the effect of subtly sun-kissed skin.
Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Suede - $29 - a velvety-smooth tan shadow that lends a soft matte finish to lids and works beautifully with shades from the Navy & Nude Eye Palette.
Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Steel Ink - $27 - in a black-infused navy that features flecks of silver for a modern take on classic black that gives you the look of a liquid liner with all the ease of a gel formula.

The Suede Cream Shadow as a wash paired with the Steel Ink Eyeliner is my favourite and easy summer look right now - I thought the hot weather would make them melty but they have been very budgeproof!
Lip Gloss - $28 - in Sailor - sheer pink and Honey - nude beige - Limited Edition
All Over Bronzing Gel SPF 15 in Joe Brown - $50 - Limited Edition - with a unique gel-based formula that delivers an instant, healthy, natural-looking glow to the face and body with the added benefit of sun protection.
Nail Polish in Navy - $21 - the perfect accent for glowing summer skin.

Available this week at Bobbi Brown counters across Canada and www.bobbibrown.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Needful Things - Chatelaine Throwback Collection Notebooks!

In such a digital age, funnily enough I really like notebooks - I use them a lot to write lists, make notes and even write posts in when inspiration strikes away from my computer - so I'm just loving these retro inspired notebooks from Chatelaine.

To help celebrate their 85th anniversary, Chatelaine has introduced a selection of evocative and chic notebooks, called the Throwback Collection - with vintage pictures from Chatelaine magazine covers over the past 85 years.

Compact and eco-friendly they're 100% designed and made in Canada with 100% post-consumer recycled paper. In 5 designs - four 4X5-inch bound notebooks and one 5X7-inch spiral notebook.

Available now at Indigo stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Essie Summer 2013 Collection

Essie Summer 2013 features a darling collection of maritime pastels designed to give every woman the feeling of a carefree cruise to help her sail into summer chic!
The Girls Are Out - fuchsia peony sparkle
The More The Merrier - juicy lime green
Sunday Funday - tangerine coral crush shimmer
Naughty Nautical - marine blue-green shimmer
Full Steam Ahead - pearlescent punch lilac
Rock The Boat - shimmering french blue

- Lisamarie -

June 24, 2013

Mascara Monday - Sephora + Pantone Universe Light Flicker Mascara

Sephora + Pantone Universe Light Flicker Mascara in Nightshadow Blue - part of the SpectaLight Summer 2013 collection - a volumizing, long wearing mascara that creates defined lashes and uses pearlescent colour with added dimension to provide dramatic impact and create a holographic, shimmery lash.
You can see it defines nicely...
but it doesn't do much volumizing and I'm not really seeing anything holographic or shimmery.
If you've been looking for a blue mascara that isn't scary blue and adds nice definition then it's worth looking at - otherwise, you can probably do better.

- Lisamarie -
a volumizing, long wearing mascara that creates defined lashes and uses pearlescent colour with added dimension to provide dramatic impact and create a holographic, shimmery lash. - See more at: http://www.beautycrazed.ca/2013/06/sephora-pantone-universe-spectralight.html#sthash.9EvL3Aea.dpuf

Made you blush with Physicians Formula, Sephora, CoverGirl and L'Oréal!

Whether you have a tan (real or fake) or are keeping it pale - nothing perks up the complexion and makes you look alive better then a pink blush and here are a few of my faves:

Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear Ultra-Smoothing Blush in Natural - $15.99 - with a fragrance, paraben and oil free formula that wraps skin with glowing, ultra-rich colour to leave it feeling nourished, luxuriously smooth and velvety soft - like the indulgent feel of cashmere against bare skin. Infused with 100% pure cashmere extract and soft focus pearls to condition and moisturize while imparting real youth-boosting ingredients that work to visibly smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Sephora Microsmooth Baked Blush Duo in Guava Glow - $20 - combines a luminizer to highlight cheekbones and a matte satin blush to contour and define. The ulta-light, micronized pigments blend effortlessly into the skin to enhance skintone and give you a flawless, no-makeup look and feel. Customize your glow by blending the matte blush with the luminous formula for a perfect finish, or use them separately to achieve different looks for day and night. The fine pigments were infused with spring water, shaped by hand, and then slowly cooked for the unique, airy texture that melts into skin and a breathable finish that lasts all day.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
CoverGirl Clean Glow Blusher in Roses - $6.99 -with a lightweight formula that bends easily so that you can customize your perfect matte glow every time. Use the colours separately or mix them together to create your own custom shade.
L'Oréal Visible Lift Color Lift Blush in Rose Gold Lift - $16.99 - a lightweight powder with a creamy texture and a hint of shimmer that recreates volume to uplift and accentuate cheekbones. Contains Tourmaline - a naturally energizing mineral that adds radiance and luminosity back to aging skin and never settles into fine lines.

- Lisamarie -

Quick dry artists for polish from Sally Hansen, Sephora by OPI, Avon and Essie!

How many times have you spent all kinds of time painting your nails and making them look perfect and not seconds after they're done, manage to smudge them - annoying right?! Then you need:

Sally Hansen Dry & Go Drops - $9.99 - helps prevent smudges and dings by drying polish to the touch in 60 seconds and completely drying them in less than 2 minutes! With a vitamin E and jojoba formula that helps hydrate and nourish dry cuticles.
Sephora by OPI Nail Colour Drying Drops - $9 - A fast, effective final step that quickly dries nail color. to the touch in one minute, and completely in five minutes, with just one or two drops per nail. With nourishing vitamin E and jojoba oil keep nails and cuticles in top condition.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
Avon Speed Dry+ Top Coat Nail Enamel - $6.99 - a quick-drying top coat with a clear, high-shine formula that dries in 30 seconds.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
And my particular fave: Essie Good To Go Rapid Dry Top Coat - $11.99 - protects nails while keeping polish jobs long lasting and drying nail polish colour in seconds. Apply directly after polish application.

- Lisamarie -