Bare Minerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara - $23 - a volumizing, lengthening, thickening, separating and long-wearing mascara that does it all. With an exclusive ProTwist180 Wand that is spiraled 180 degrees to curve around lashes and coat from all angles with intense black color. This formula is powered by nourishing minerals and quinoa protein complex and adds up to 345% more volume to lashes after two coats.
Whether you're trying to undo the damage of a hard life or just a rough night, sheet masks and patches are a great way to get powerful ingredients right where you want and need them - here are a few that have been saving my ass (well really face and eyes) lately!
Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Mask - 6 masks - $19.99 - a 10-minute tissue mask for all skin types powered with a vitamin C derivative and 1/2 a bottle of powerful hydrating serum in each mask for skin that is illuminated and instantly looks more radiant, deeply moisturized that lasts 24 hours while dark spots are visibly reduced in appearance.
Available at drug and mass market retailers across Canada.
Nordic Treat Hydrogel Eye Patch - 4 pairs - $27 - a cooling patch with a natural formula of botanical extracts including Sparkling Wine Yeast that offers a multitude of benefits including: helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles; diminishing dark circles; reducing swelling and puffiness; improving skin tone, texture, radiance and skin elasticity; and cooling and refreshing with Hydrogel.
If your whole face needs some help you'll be happy to know that it's also available as a Face Mask too!
Elizabeth Grant Collagen Re-Inforce Rejuvenating Gel Eye Pads - 6 pairs - $35 - soothing gel pads that brighten, tighten, and de-puff the look of skin around the eyes in 15 minutes. The cooling sensation helps to immediately reduce the look of puffiness, while the concentrated infusion of collagen and moisturizing Torricelum work together to help improve the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin. The eye area feels pampered and immediately skin looks stronger and more energized.
They're real multi-taskers that work in four ways at once by: minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles; reducing the appearance of puffiness; lightening the visible appearance of dark circles; and rehydrating the look of dry skin.
What's especially nice about these ones is because they are gel instead of paper they really mold themselves to the contour of your eye area for perfect contact with the skin giving the formula more surface area to work it's magic!
Available online at www.elizabethgrant.com.
Dull and damaged hair is revitalized and restored thanks to the Moroccan argan oil in the new Herbal Essences Moroccan My Shine collection - which nourishes hair for silky shine and helps strengthen against future damage.
Herbal Essences Moroccan My Shine Shampoo - 300ml - $4.29, 700ml - $10.49 - with conditioning ingredients that cleanse the hair without stripping it, allowing it to stay soft and shiny.
Herbal Essences Moroccan My Shine Conditioner - 300ml - $4.29, 700ml - $10.49 - with a rich creamy formula that targets damaged hair leaving it silky, moisturized and tangle free.
I must admit, better even then the way it leaves my hair feeling is the fruity floral scent - a blend of citrus, apple and berry along with roses and lilies - turns the whole hair washing chore into a wonderful sensorial experience!
Available now at food, drug and mass retailers across Canada.
I discovered these awesome jackets a couple of months ago, made out of real human chest hair (or so the maker Wingo Co. says) and while I thought they would be a little warm for summer, now that the cold weather is upon us, maybe I should reconsider this. With a price tag of $4,100, each, these jackets are a bargain... if you want to be the talk of the town!
Yes, it looks gross, it probably feels gross and some designers spend hours putting this together for whatever publicity stunt... and this -alongside the Kardashian's TV show- illustrates why the human species is doomed!
And when I say "cool" powders, I really mean it with this one!
Painted Earth Magic Powder - $39.95 - formulated to illuminate your face and neck with a moisturizing powder that turns from powder to water when it's applied to the skin. Use alone or over foundation as a setting powder for a perfect finish.
This has become my go-to product for after the gym - my skin gets red and hot and this cools it right down and helps hide the redness so I don't look or feel quite so hideous when going back to work! Available online at www.paintedearthskincare.com.
L'Oréal Magic Nude Liquid Powder - 27ml - $18.99 - a lightweight, liquid-to-powder formula that instantly disappears on the skin for a flawless complexion. Featuring a unique blend of vanishing essence and light oils, it instantly fuses with skin to evenly distribute pigment with the finest finish for the perfect nude look. With a lighter-than-water formula that provides undetectable coverage with just a hint of colour and a fresh, weightless feel.
Just keep in find that this product has basically no coverage - it helps even things out a bit but doesn't hide anything major so if you like the idea of very light coverage over most of your face, just use a concealer on top to hide blemishes or anything else you need full coverage for. The feel of it is amazing though, like wearing nothing!
Available in 12, barely-there shades: Light Ivory, Classic Ivory, Creamy Natural, Nude Beige, Natural Buff, Natural Beige, Sand Beige, Buff Beige, True Beige, Sun Beige, Classic Tan and Soft Sable.
Gold Bond No Mess Powder Spray - 198g - $8.40 -in Classic - original scent of the medicated powder and Fresh - lacks the menthol odour - scents of convenient, easy-to-use 360 degree continuous spray without the mess of regular powder. With the same triple action as the traditional powder: it cools on contact; absorbs moisture; and soothes skin and includes botanical ingredients such as eucalyptus, bisabolol, ginger and aloe to gently soothe irritated skin.
My bathroom floor has been thanking me, normal powder is so messy and there is no fall-out from this one!
Available at drug and grocery stores across Canada.
Dior recently revamped the Rouge Dior line and reinterpreted the iconic Dior red. Come see the trio of 999 Rouge Dior, Dior Contour, and Vernis on Mostly Sunny!
If you could pick every lipstick from one line would it be Lipstick Queen? Learn what lipsticks from Poppy King made Lisa from Beauty Info Zone pick LQ as her favorite.
Looking for a light and fast absorbing eye cream that deeply moisturizes the delicate eye area and won't give you milia? Then Lola's Secret Beauty Blog highly recommends Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream:! It is truly fantastic!
15 Minute Beauty has a brand new amazing splurge item that she wants to use every day. What could it be?
Cindy over at Prime Beauty reviews the newly launched Make Up For Ever Artist Brush Collection, an astounding array of 76 high quality brushes for the professional makeup artist as well as the everyday woman!
eyeliner on a cat combines two of her favorite subjects and pairs Fragrance and Fashion. She unearths the beast in both.
The Quo 2013 WOMEN collection contains all the essential travel accessories for the woman on-the-go.
Quo Cosmetic Bag - $9 - a metallic fuchsia bag to hold all your essentials.
Quo Lip Balm - $5 - with a sheer pink hue that comes in a nifty compact tin
Quo Brush Set - $20 - features seven beautifully crafted Quo brushes including: powder, foundation, concealer, liner/brow, all over shadow and lip brush.
Quo Oil Blotting Papers - $6 - remove unwanted shine and are enriched with Vitamins E and C.
Quo Grooming Kit - $8.50 - includes a stainless steel nail file, tweezers and cuticle pusher.
Quo Travel Pill Case - $10 - with three travel pill bottles housed in a compact metallic fuchsia travel case.
Quo Matchbook Emery Boards - $4 - a matchbook of 6 emery boards for on-the-go manicure touch-ups.
Available now for a limited time exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart. You can feel good about buying it too, as part of Shoppers Drug Mart's
ongoing commitment to improving the health of Canadian women in mind,
body and spirit, 20% of the net sales of select Quo products will be
donated to benefit women's health causes in communities across Canada. Go to www.shoppersdrugmart.ca/women to find out more.
The latest edition to the Vidal Sassoon Pro Series line is the Waves Collection which features effective technology to create fashionable waves and perfectly defined curls while leaving hair shiny and touchable with long-lasting frizz control.
Available in the line are:
Waves Texturizing Shampoo - 750ml - $5.29 - cleanses hair and helps enhance natural waves and curls, leaving hair beautifully shiny and soft. Waves Texturizing Conditioner - 750ml - $5.29 - intensely moisturizes and detangles hair, helping to achieve fashionably weightless waves to leave curls re-energized with shine and long-lasting softness.
Waves Hair Primer Spray - 150ml - $7.99 - offers a light conditioning hold that lightly coats the hair's surface giving it a desirably bouncy look. Contains rich CurlCare active ingredients that are blended with an elastic shield formula to create a hybrid treatment that delivers 7 benefits in one use: lightweight conditioning, flexible hold, radiant shine, anti-frizz, luscious body, softness and heat-activated protection.
Waves Creme Pomade - 100g - $4.99 - provides a flexible, light hold while nourishing curls and waves with a creme formula that lifts waves to create bounce, while accentuating hair's natural curl pattern. Waves Foam Mousse - 284g - $4.99 - helps achieve moveable, shiny curls with long-lasting frizz control and 24-hour medium hold that leaves hair with moveable structure and the feel of soft waves.
Waves Texturizing Gelee - 247g - $4.99 - offers a firm hold for salon-inspired waves and fashionable curl definition with no crunch feeling with a 24-hour firm hold formula that helps lock out frizz, leaving hair shiny as well as refreshing second day waves and curls.
Waves Hairspray - 397g - $4.99 - provides 24-hour flexible hold and humidity resistance for wavy to curly hair for soft curl definition, leaving hair fashionably shiny and frizz-free.
It's all enough to give me even more curl-envy then I already have!
Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Killer Queen by Katy Perry - 100ml EDP - $79, 50ml EDP - $59, 30ml EDP - $39 - an addictive fragrance that bewitches, indulges and demands to be noticed with top notes of wild berry, dark plum and bergamot; heart notes of red velvet flower, natural jasmine sambac and rainbow plumeria; and base notes of cashmeran, natural patchouli heart and liquid praline.
I like the scent, it's sweet, warm and a lot more mature smelling then her previous offerings. The only thing I don't like about this fragrance is the bottle design, it doesn't have a holder or anything to keep it upright so it needs to be stored on it's side which takes up an awful lot of room on my already overcrowded perfume shelf!
Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart coming to Sears and other drug stores across Canada in November.
Every artist needs good brushes and whether you are a professional or for-fun makeup artist you are going to love the endless variety with Make Up For Ever's extensive new line of 76 brushes!
5 years in the making, perfected and fussed over by Dany Sanz herself, the collection consists of brushes that are hand-crafted by a total of 30 people from start to finish and are all made with synthetic fibers that mimic the silky softness of natural hair (and man they are soft!) - so if you are vegan and like to eat your brushes, go ahead!
The way the brushes are numbered also makes it easy to figure out what they are for:
100s - complexion
200s - eyes
300s - lips
400s - artistic specially designed for professionals
I especially love my 100 - Precision Small Foundation Brush and plan on adding 144 - Precision Highlighter Brush; 154 - Buffer Blush Brush;and 202 - Precision Small Smudger Brush to my collection - I am also totally intrigued with the 404 - Artistic Angled Brush - I have no idea what I would do with it but it looks so cool...
The entire collection consists of:
100 - Precision Foundation Brush - Small - $41 102 - Foundation Kabuki - Small - $41 104 - Foundation Brush - Small - $40 106 - Foundation Brush - Medium - $41 108 - Foundation Brush - Large - $41 110 - Foundation Kabuki - Medium - $55 112 - Precision Foundation Brush - Medium - $53 120 - Powder Fan Brush - Medium - $36 122 - Blending Powder Brush - $55 124 - Powder Kabuki - $60 126 - Powder Brush - Medium - $63 128 - Precision Powder Brush - $60 130 - Powder Brush - Large - $63 132 - Powder Flat Kabuki - $55 134 - Powder Fan Brush - Large - $55 140 - Highlighter Brush - Small - $39 142 - Flat Highlighter Brush - $43 144 - Precision Highlighter Brush - $43 146 - Flat Blush Brush - $43 148 - Blending Blush Brush - $43 150 - Precision Blush Brush - $46 152 - Highlighter Brush - Medium - $43 154 - Buffer Blush Brush - $51 156 - Flat Round Blush Brush - $43 158 - Double-Ended Sculpting Brush - $61 160 - Blush Brush - $51 170 Fine Corrector Brush - $24 172 - Precision Corrector Brush - $24 174 - Concealer Brush - Small - $24 176 - Concealer Brush Medium - $35 200 - Eye Fan Brush - $25 202 - Precision Smudger Brush- Small - $25 204 - Double-Ended Shader & Smudger Brush - $29 206 - Smudger Brush - Small - $25 208 - Precision Shader Brush - Small - $25 210- Round Shader Brush - Small - $25 212 - Precision Smudger Brush - Medium - $29 214 - Precision Crease Brush - Small - $29 216 - Precision Blender Brush - Medium - $29 218 - Blender Brush - Medium - $29 220 - Shader Brush - Small - $25 222 - Sponge Applicator - $15 224 - Silicone Applicator - $18 226 - Shader Brush - Medium - $29 228 - Precision Shader Brush - Medium - $29 230 - Shader Brush - Large - $36 232 - Precision Crease Brush - Medium - $32 234 - Angled Shader Brush - $35 236 - Precision Blender Brush - Large - $36 238 - Smudger Brush - Medium - $36 240 - Round Shader Brush - Medium - $32 242 - Blender Brush - Large - $35 244 - Precision Shader Brush - Large - $35 246 - Sponge Applicator Refill x 6 - $10 250 - Extra Fine Eyeliner Brush - $21 252 - Fine Eyeliner Brush - $24 254 - Eyeliner Brush - $28 256 - Definer Eyeliner Brush - $28 258 - Precision Eyeliner Brush - $28 260 - Bent Eyeliner Brush - $28 262 - Angled Eyeliner Brush - $28 270 - Angled Eyebrow Brush - $24 272 - Eyelash Brush - $14 274 - Double-Ended Angled Eyebrow and Eyelash Brush - $32 276 - Double-Head Eyelash Comb and Brush - $32 300 - Lip Brush - $24 302 - Precision Lip Brush - $24 304 - Lip Brush with Cap - $29 400 - Calligraphy Brush - $23 402 - Artistic Fan Brush - $23 404 - Artistic Angled Brush - $26 406 - Body Foundation Brush - Small - $38 408 - Paint Brush - Small - $45 410 - Body Foundation Brush - Medium - $41 412 - Paint Brush - Medium - $49 414 - Body Kabuki - $49
Select brushes now available at Sephora and the whole collection can be found at sephora.ca and Make Up For Ever boutiques.
On The Dot Smoky Eye Color Compact - $18 - with 9 new coordinating, highly pigmented shades with a metallic finish perfect for creating fall's most sultry smoky eyes - compact includes a mirror and dual-ended sponge applicator.
Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers Set - $8 - includes Rosetta - glistening deep fuchsia and Blue Bella - shimmering midnight - both with a metallic finish.
Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
There's something new and pretty in the world of Anna Sui lipstick and nail polish packaging that makes the outsides just as beautiful as the colours they contain!
Anna Sui Drama Queen Lipstick Collection - $29 - available in two formulas: Vivid Base - vibrant and daring colour and Dazzle Base - offer more glitter and shine - in an array of 22 shades
Anna Sui Nail Collection - $15 - in 45 shades that can be mixed and matched for endless shade and texture possibilities that include a variety of glitter, pearl, cream and opaque finishes. Don't like the scent of regular polishes? This one has a delicate tea rose scent!
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Selected shades of the polish and all shades of the lipstick available at select Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix and Murale locations across Canada with all shades being available at Yorkdale, Eaton Centre, Sherway Gardens and Vancouver Downtown The Bay stores.
Elemental Energy is the
Fall 2013 limited edition colour collection from Sephora + Pantone Universe that conveys the powerful energy of
nature’s elements - Earth, Air, Fire, and
Water - through colour, texture and
design. Inspired by the colour cues from shifting climates and atmospheric
conditions, Elemental Energy imitates the varied surfaces and surreal, natural
landscapes that emerge during this transition. Bold colours turn to peaceful
neutrals with finishes that incorporate mineral metallics, wet and glossy
surfaces, matte and fine textures, and creamy frozen and pearlescent facades.
Sephora + Pantone Universe
Elemental Energy Eye Shadow Palette - $46 - inspired by the sensorial and colour tones of the four elements, this
sleek eye shadow palette contains 16 stunning, saturated shades in a harmonious
mix of semi-matte, shimmer, and glitter finishes. Offering intense payoff and
long wear, the unique formulation boasts a creamy, soft-touch texture and high
concentration of pearls for ultra-brilliant shades with unique colour yield and
exceptional gliding quality. Shades are embossed with elemental icons denoting Earth, Air, Fire and Water, and contained in a sleek,
magnetic compact for portability.
Sephora + Pantone Universe
Elemental Energy Jumbo Waterproof Eye Pencil - $20 - available in four intense shades: Earth - grey, Air - plum, Fire - brown and Water - dark blue - that create dimensional colour on the lid
with a bold, defined liner look or smudged, blended line. Each pencil has a
metallic or shimmer finish, inspired by one of the four elements, and the
smooth, creamy texture helps colour glide on effortlessly, allowing just enough
blending time before locking in pigment for all day wear.
Sephora + Pantone Universe
Elemental Molten Liquid Liner Set - $22 - long-wearing liquid liners that channel the spectacular energies of Earth, Air, Fire and Water for mega impact. Play with a
variety of finishes – matte, metallic, holographic and shimmer – and create a
precise, consistent and intense line every time, with the easy-to-use
applicator brush. Housed in portable mini-vials, they are also the perfect
companions for the glamour girl on-the-go.
Sephora + Pantone Universe
Elemental Energy Lacquer - $12 - high-impact lacquers in four dimensional effects: Earth - chrome, Air - sparkle, Fire
- glitter, and Water - shimmer. Wear
alone, or layer for unexpected results.
Pantone Universe Fire & Earth Ombre Dual Lipstick - $26 - deluxe
double-ended lipstick contains a coordinating duo of glossy and shimmery
formulas to create a harmonious multi-dimensional lip look. Available in two
elemental colour combinations: Fire, a velvety, matte-shimmery shade
with a sparkly finish, and Earth, a glossy shine that adds colour and
brilliance. Wear alone or layer shades for depth and dimension.
Here's something cute from Burt's Bees will help you appreciate all that bees do for us - It's thanks to bees, the world's most active pollinators that we have nearly 1/3 of all fresh food we eat every day but sadly their population numbers have been declining for many years.
Adopt a bee today and your bee will share tips on natural, healthy living and insights into how they make the world a better place - I will admit they are lousy at playing fetch and keeping you warm at night but on the plus side you just need to plant them a nice garden to keep them happy and fed!
Nervous to tell someone you know that they have something stuck in their teeth? To help promote the new Colgate SlimSoft and SlimSoft Charcoal toothbrushes which feature 17x slimmer tip bristles, Colgate will help you out and tell that person for you anonymously through their SomethingInYourTweet campaign - check out www.colgateslimsoft.ca for more details!
My favourite texture for an eye product is a gel - I don't like the way most eye creams feel so thick and heavy, like they're weighing my eyes down - the problem with gels though is that while they are great for puffiness and dark circles, they don't generally offer any anti-aging benefits - that is until I discovered:
SkinCeuticals AOX+ Eye Gel
Antioxidant Eye Treatment - 15 ml - $80 - with a breakthrough
serum-in-gel formula that contains a precise combination of phloretin, L-ascorbic acid and
ferulic acid to help fight free radicals, revive under eye skin and reduce the
appearance of puffiness and under eye bags - this nifty gel formula allows the proven antioxidant trio to be formulated at an acidic pH for maximum penetration and efficacy. What makes it great is not only does it do all the puffiness fighting that you would expect from a gel, it also prevents signs of aging and corrects signs of photodamage while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and combats signs of fatigue to restore the eye area for a fresh, vibrant appearance.
Available through selected distribution
channels via dispensing doctors, medical-spas and high-end spas across Canada.
For store locator please visit www.skinceuticals.com/canada
Stila holiday is coming and I am so excited to see the vintage paper packaging with the Stila girls back - just remember to keep them off your bathroom counter - they don't do well with wet!
Color Me Glossy Lip Glaze Set - $34 - made up of 3 individually packaged lip glaze trios so you can give it in its entirety or break it apart for separate gifts - or just keep the whole darn thing for yourself! That offer glossy shine with
delicate, matching flavors and scents in click pens that are
perfectly portable for a glistening pout wherever you go.
Color Outside the Lines Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Set - $39 - an adorable retro-chic tin pencil case that comes filled with Stila’s
best-selling Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in 5 fun and versatile
shades: emerald (green); navy (blue); aubergine (burgundy); stingray (black); and lionfish (brown) that can be worn alone or combined to create Stila’s signature
double line look.
Masterpiece Series Eye & Cheek Palettes - $49 - includes 3 adorable paper-wrapped palettes containing 15 beautifully
wearable shades of eye shadows and 3 universally flattering shades of
Volume I - The Minimalist - Eye Shadows: natural light, simplicity, elegance, subtlety, balance; Cheek: harmony
Volume III - The Modernist - Eye Shadows: glaze, avant-garde, mondrian, abstract, charcoal; Cheek: nouveau
Portrait of a Perfect Pout - Neutral Lip - $19 - contains 6 luxe shades: dreamy; delicate; demure; darling; divine; and delightful in an adorable must-have paper-wrapped lip palette featuring a vintage Stila girl adorned on the cover.
Portrait of a Perfect Pout - Vibrant Lip - $19 - contains 6 luxe shades: hey baby; pink flamingo; rosy posy; sangria; siren; and merlot in an adorable must-have paper-wrapped lip palette featuring a vintage Stila girl adorned on the cover.
Portrait of a Perfect Eye - $19 - contains 6 beautiful shades: parchment; organza; vintage; linen; antique; and rosewood in an adorable must-have paper-wrapped lip palette featuring a vintage Stila girl adorned on the cover.
Portrait of a Perfect Blush - $19 - contains 5 gorgeous shades: golden; illume; pretty pink; precious pink; and rosé in an adorable must-have paper-wrapped lip palette featuring a vintage Stila girl adorned on the cover.
Available October at Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale stores across Canada.
Lisamarie - the happiest day of my life was the day Sephora opened it's first store in Canada (thankfully in Toronto), second happiest day was before this when Sephora finally started shipping to Canada, third I guess would be my wedding day (but don't tell my husband where he ranks please!)
*** Christelle - I enjoy shoe shopping and drinking martinis...preferably at the same time!