November 30, 2013

Pretty palettes from Sephora, Hourglass, GOSH and Kat Von D!

Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Winter Wonderland Collection - $41 - includes 15 baked eyeshadows in Matte Cream, White Gold, Dusty Rose, Desert, Green, Matte Brown, Dusty Pink, Plum, Violet Purple, White, Matte Dark Brown, Blue, Silver, Grey, Black - including neutral shades, mattes, smoky shades, dramatic glitters, and a special marble glitter eyeshadow that makes eyes pop; baked luminizer, baked bronzer duo and a baked blush duo that allow you to customize your glow by blending the matte/satin and luminous sides together to get a perfect finish. Or use either side separately for day and night looks to create a seamless, healthy, and naturally radiant finish.

Available at Sephora and
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette - $57 - A limited-edition palette featuring three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder: New Incandescent Light - an opalescent pearl powder that brightens the complexion with a celestial glow and features state-of-the-art technology to recreate the most exquisitely flattering types of light; Dim Light - a neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections; and Radiant Light - a sun-kissed golden beige powder that adds warmth - that capture, diffuse, and soften the way light reflects on your skin.

Unlike traditional powders, which merely cloak imperfections, Ambient Lighting Powder utilizes photoluminescent technology to filter out harsh light and refine the appearance of the complexion. The powders deliver a multidimensional luminescence to every skintone, making it appear softer and lit from within. The finishing powders enhance skin in any type of light, including flash photography.

The palette also comes with a complimentary 0.16 oz deluxe mini sample of Veil Mineral Primer.

Available at Sephora, already sold out at but I have seen it online at some other departments stores not to mention on eBay for $100!
GOSH Eye Shadow Palette - $40 - includes 22 ultra-wearable shadows and 4 applicators in a mirrored compact.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Book - $66 - offers an infinite variety of looks 24 shadows, 12 of which are brand new shades - to make life really easy, the shadows are paired together making it easy to create perfectly layered looks - shades include:

New Dark Throne - matte, dark grey and Precious - shimmery, pink-toned champagne; Sunset Blvd - yellow gold with gold glitter and New 8 Bit - turquoise with satin finish; Holy Bible - light silver and Oddfellow - matte black with blue and green glitter shifting to purple and pink glitter; New Instaglam - shimmery pale pink and New Stupid Autocorrect - shimmery rose; New Smile Now - peach with pink duochrome and New Cry Later - matte brown with pink and gold glitter; New Queen - red-toned brown with a green shift and Bukowski - shimmery bright teal; Babe iridescent bright purple and New Piaf - steel grey; New Geek - matte pale peach and Fallen - rich shimmery gold; Birdcage - shimmery lime green and Gunner - matte olive green with turquoise and green glitter; Galore - shimmery champagne and New Hexagram - shimmery brown with green shift; New Arcadia - shimmery lilac and Wonderland - dark purple with pink and purple glitter; New Countess - matte cream and WTF - shimmery berry red.

Available at Sephora, already sold out on

- Lisamarie -

The Beauty Spotlight Team - getting to know Perilously Pale!

Ever wondered what goes on in the mind of someone who doesn't get enough sun and who lurks around in the shadows like some sort of blood-sucking creature of the night? Now's your chance as The Beauty Spotlight Team focuses it's attention on Perilously Pale...

November 29, 2013

Prime to perfection with Clinique, Dermablend, Lise Watier and Smashbox!

Primers aren't just clever layers that make your foundation go on perfectly, now they also fix a multiple of problems - here are a few of the latest and greatest:

Clinique Superprimers - 30ml - $29 - in one universal and five tinted formulas designed for specific skin care needs that visibly smooth and improve skin's texture with lightweight silicone polymers that helps immediately perfect the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.

Universal Face Primer - ideal for women who don't have a specific complexion concern with a colourless formula that instantly smoothes skin and creates a perfect canvas for foundation application.

Colour Corrects Redness - yellow tinted primer colour corrects skin redness for a neutral, even base.

Colour Corrects Dullness - pink tinted primer colour corrects dull, lackluster skin for a vibrant, radiant base.

Colour Corrects Dullness for Deeper Skins - soft, pearlized bronze tinted primer colour corrects ashiness and dullness on deeper complexions for a radiant, healthy looking base.

Colour Corrects Sallowness - lavender tinted primer colour corrects sallow skin for a healthy base.

Available at Clinique counters across Canada.
If you like a lightweight primer that not only makes your makeup look great but also do some work while its there try:

Dermablend Skin Perfector Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Primer - 30ml - $47 - an fragrance free, lightweight primer that visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles while restoring skin firmness and elasticity. Skin complexion is smoother, more refined and supple allowing for a flawless makeup application.

Contains ingredients known for anti-wrinkle and firming properties including Madecassoside and Pure Vitamin C to fill in wrinkles, restore skin elasticity and visibly reduce fine lines while nourishing the skin with 24 hours of hydration. In 4 weeks, wrinkles and fine lines are visibly reduced. Skin firmness and elasticity are noticeably restored.

Available at Nail Polish Canada - - and enjoy the free shipping!
If your skin has lost it's glow try:

Lise Watier Luminous Correcting Primer - 30ml - $39 - a paraben, fragrance and oil free primer in four shades with diamond lumiere complex - revolutionary light-reflecting pigments that reproduce the optical properties of the diamond and compensate the lack of photoluminescence of the skin.

Banane - for fair to medium complexions with pink undertones to illuminate the complexion and correct moderate redness.

Rose Lilas - for olive and Asian complexions to correct yellow tones and restore a fresh look to tired complexions.

Abricot - for medium to dark tones to transform dull complexions and restore a healthy glow.

Vert - for blotchy skin to neutralize redness and visibly conceal for flawless skin.

Available at Lise Watier counters across Canada and online at
Acne woes? Then you need:

Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control - 30ml - $50 - treats breakouts, provides oil-free hydration and creates a smooth canvas for makeup application with 2% salicylic acid. Not only does the primer perfect skin instantly, it keeps it clear over time - with clearer skin in just 2 weeks.

Available at Sephora counters across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

Great Gifting - Avon Gilded Treasures Makeup Set

Avon Gilded Treasures Makeup Set - $49.99 - includes 16 eyeshadows, 4 blushes, 3 mini lip glosses, 1 mini black eye liner pencil, half moon brush and 2 double-sided applicators - all housed in a multi-tiered case with removable trays so you can even use it as a jewellery box or to store treasures when the makeup is done!

Comes gift boxed and ready to give.

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

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Roses de Chloé

Roses de Chloé - 50ml EDT - $85, 75ml EDT - $105, 200ml Body Lotion - $50, 200ml Shower Gel - $45 - meant to capture a walk through Parisian rose gardens - with a fresh top note of bergamot; heart notes of essence of damask rose accompanied by magnolia accord that gives a modern touch; and base notes of white musk and amber.

While the fragrance is way too floral to be my kind of thing, I like that they've kept the classic Chloé bottle and adorned with a blush pink ribbon.

Available now at select Hudson's Bay, Sears, Sephora, Holt Renfrew, Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and Jean Coutu stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

November 28, 2013

Aveeno takes the irritation out of eczema with their Eczema Care line and a Contest!

Sick of the itch, roughness, dryness and irritation that are some of the joys of eczema? Aveeno's ready to help get it under control with products for both you and baby!

Aveeno Eczema Care Body Wash - 295ml - $10.99 - a steroid and fragrance free wash that cleanses while gently moisturizing itch, extra dry skin with a triple oat formula that contains oat essence, colloidal oatmeal and ceramides.

Aveeno Eczema Care Moisturizing Cream - 166ml - $11.99 - a fragrance, dye, colourant and steroid free cream that helps soothe and calm irritated and red skin with natural colloidal oatmeal and a patented triple oat formula moisturizer that helps to soothe and moisturize skin made dry from eczema. Also contains ceramines and panthenol which help to maintain the skin barrier and provide moisturization for a full 24 hours as well as strengthen the skin barrier to prevent the recurrence of irritated, extra dry skin.

And whether you have a baby or just act like one also available is:

Aveeno Baby Eczema Care Body Wash - 236ml - $10.99 and Aveeno Baby Eczema Care Moisturizing Cream - 166ml - $11.99 - with all the same benefits of the adult counterparts while being mild enough for a baby's delicate skin.

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 letting us know who in your house will benefit most from this prize and why?

And for an extra entries:
Follow @BeautyCrazedCan on Twitter and tweet the contest
Like Aveeno Canada 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 "Aveeno 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 December 13th to enter. Good Luck!

- Lisamarie -

Crazy for CC - GOSH CC Cream

GOSH CC Cream Illuminating Foundation - 30ml - $24 - in 4 shades: 01 Porcelain, 02 Ivory, 03 Sand and 05 Honey

Delivers light coverage and moisture while illuminating skin and evening out skin tone thanks to light-reflecting pigments that hide skin imperfections.

Contains the active ingredient - Gatuline Radiance which keeps skin looking flawless thanks to its anti-aging properties that improve skin microcirculation.

The formula feels lightweight and is oil, perfume and paraben free.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

- Lisamarie -

Fave lips and tips from CoverGirl Hunger Games District 8 collection - with swatches!

CoverGirl has a huge new line of colours and looks put together to go along with the release of the newest Hunger Games movie - and with all 12 districts represented and a multitude of choices you will be hard pressed to pick just a few fave items - I couldn't resist the sparkle so was drawn to the Smoochies Sizzle Glosses and Glosstinis and decided that District 8 was the place for me!
Smoochies Sizzle Gloss in Turn Up The Heat
Outlast Stay Brilliant Glosstinis in Rouge Red

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

November 27, 2013

Make scents of the season with The Body Shop, Philosophy, Demeter and mark.!

The Body Shop  - as far as I'm concerned the holiday season starts when TBS comes out with their seasonal scents - this year it's Ginger Sparkle, Vanilla Bliss and my personal favourite - Cranberry Joy - all available in a variety of products and gift sets including: Body Wash - 250ml - $8, Body Polish - 75ml - $20, Shimmer Lotion - 250ml - $12, Body Butter - 200ml - $20, Hand Wash - 240ml - $8, Hand Lotion - 240ml - $12, Lip Balm Dome - $6, Hand Cream - 30ml - $6, Body, Room & Linen Spritz - 100ml - $12, Heart Soap - $4, Home Fragrance Oil - $5, Reed Diffuser - $15.

Available in-store and online at
Philosophy Spiced Gingerbread Cookie Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath - 480ml - $21 - A multitasking formula for hair and body to pamper you with a refreshing, ginger cookie scent reminiscent of the holiday season. It provides a rich, foaming lather and leaves skin and hair feeling silky-soft.

Available at Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora and
Demeter Snow - 30ml - $15 - captures the essence of snow in a scent - chilling, cool, clean and fresh, with a touch of dust and earth - sounds weird but it really does smell like snow! Snow isn't your thing but you still want a seasonal scent? Check out Christmas Bouquet, Sugar Cookie, Gingerbread, Mulled Cider, Christmas Tree, Egg Nog and Mistletoe!

Available exclusively at select Loblaws banner store locations including the Real Canadian Superstore and online at
mark. Snowdrop Flower Bath & Body Collection - the essence of winter wonderland with shimmering florals, chilled fruits and warm, spicy amber - available in the collection:

Get Misty Body Mist - 145ml - $14 - a refreshing mist that conditions skin and leaves it lightly scented.

Three's A Charm 3-in-1 Body Cleanser - 180ml - $10 - a foaming cleanser that can be used as a body wash, bubble bath and shampoo.

Whipped Up Body Butter - 200ml - rich in vitamins and skin conditioners.

Just Buffing Body Exfoliator - 180ml - $12 - cleanses and gently polishes with walnut and bamboo powder to reveal softer, smoother skin.

Hand It Over Super Moisture Hand Cream - 45ml - $4 - packed with vitamins and skin conditioners to leave hands soft, smooth, luxuriously scented and moisturized all day.

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

- Lisamarie -

NeoStrata Moisture Infusion 24 HR Hydrating Serum - the perfect winter layering piece!

Much like you layer clothing to stay warm, layering your skin care can be an easy and efficient way to get the moisture your skin needs when the cold weather hits. My combination skin always starts to veer to the side of normal/dry but if I use anything too heavy, I break out! So rather then trying to find a more moisturizing cream I've been adding a moisturizing serum underneath my regular lotion and the result is perfectly balanced skin! Which one have I been loving?

NeoStrata Moisture Infusion 24 HR Hydrating Serum - 30ml - $37.75 - addresses the need for powerful, instantaneous hydration without the heaviness of standard creams with this light-textured serum that is easily absorbed. It infuses the skin with an intense hydration that is both instant and long-lasting to address the need for both immediate and all day moisture.

With a super-complex of ingredients comprised of glycerin, trehalose and sodium hyaluronate - four times more hydrating than hyaluroic acid and increases hydration by 112% after only 2 hours; as well as EXO-H - an exopolysaccharide rich in essential minerals, such as potassium, sodium, magnesium and calcium; and Litchiderm - a lychee extract with strong antioxidant properties that protects skin against environmental aggressions - combined, these ingredients help maintain an optimal barrier function, preserving the skin's ability to retain moisture and hydration levels.

I've been using the serum all over my face and then adding a bit of extra moisturizer just in the dry bits - and it works great. When I use both all over my t-zone ends up looking oily so avoid doubling up in any oily prone areas. Come the warmer months I can see myself replacing my moisturizer with just this - it's so light it will be a great hot weather option!

Available at major drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Laura Mercier Artist's Palette for Eyes!

Laura Mercier Artist's Palette for Eyes - $60 - includes 12 Laura Mercier Eyeshadows hand selected by Laura herself in beautiful, wearable and natural shades for the holidays.

Included in the collection are:
  • Sparkling Dew - very light peach, satin finish
  • Guava - light peachy pink - satin finish
  • African Violet - light mauve with golden shimmer
  • Plum Smoke - mid-tone lavender mauve - matte finish
  • Kir Royal - mid-tone reddish plum - satin finish
  • Violet Ink - deep blackened purple - matte finish
  • Vanilla Nuts - warm white - matte finish
  • Primrose - pale pink - satin finish
  • Fresco - light tan - matte finish
  • Bamboo - mid-tone beige taupe with golden shimmer
  • Truffle - deep chocolate brown - matte finish
  • Espresso Bean - deep cool black brown - matte finish
Available for a limited time exclusively at Sephora and already sold out at!

- Lisamarie -

November 26, 2013

Tory Burch now does beauty and fragrance!

Tory Burch has a first foray into beauty that involves a natural, polished and super chic capsule collection that offers a beauty routine that's easy that makes you look and feel great.
Tory Burch Lip Color in Pas du Tout - $35 - delivers a sheer veil of pinky nude colour with a faint shimmer and creamy texture.
Tory Burch Lip & Cheek Tint in Cat's Meow - $42 - the ultimate versatile product, designed to add a hint of rosy pink colour that works with a range of skin tones. The formula belnds easily, creating a healthy, natural flush with a sheer, dewy finish.

Both this and the lip color  are scented with subtle notes from the fragrance including cassis, grapefuit and mandarin.
Tory Burch Bronzer & Blush in Divine - $52 - features three skin-brightening, luminous shades of pink, gold and ivory that act as a bronzer, blush and highlighter in one go. Pink offers a youthful accent, gold gives a healthy glow and ivory helps to acheive an even tone - and combined create a healthy, sun-kissed glow year-round. Scented with notes of mandarin, tuberose and vetiver.
Tory Burch Face Brush - $52 - an effortlessly chic way to apply bronzers, powders and blushes. Compact and portable, it retracts into a polished gold case making it perfect for travel.

Available now at Tory Burch boutiques.
Tory Burch - 100ml EDP - $122, 50ml EDP - $92, 30ml EDP - $70, 190ml Body Cream - $88, 225ml Body Lotion - $60, 250ml Bath & Shower Gel - $60, 312g Candle - $65 - with a scent that offers a balance of femininity and tomboy with notes of vetiver, crisp grapefruit, mandarin, sweet bergamot, succulent neroli, tangy cassis, saturated pink peony, lush tuberose, jasmine sambac, sweet alyssum, woodsy, warm cedar and sensual sandalwood

Available now exclusively at Holt Renfrew and Tory Burch boutiques.

- Lisamarie -

Daily exfoliation made gentle with Kosmea, Estée Lauder, Aveeno and Olay!

So you know how you aren't supposed to exfoliate more then 2 or 3 times a week? Some weeks that just doesn't work for me - especially when the cold weather comes along making my skin look flaky and dull! This is the time of year I switch over to an exfoliating cleanser - which offer light exfoliating action that isn't too harsh to use everyday when I need to. Here are a few I like:

Kosmea Daily Facial Exfoliant - 125g - $36.99 - lifts off dirt, make-up and dead skin cells to reveal a radiant complexion. Contains crushed chamomile flowers to soothe and calm the skin as well as ground rose hips to gently exfoliate, leaving the skin deeply cleansed and radiant; and kaolin clay and rice flour to draw out skin impurities to improve skin clarity.

New to Canada, this line is a best-seller in its native Australia and features a signature infusion of organic, ethically sourced rose hip oil and the finest herbal plant and flower extracts - I like natural products but I sometimes find the scent a bit too "earthy" for my taste, this line smells like an expensive spa which is exactly the kind of scent I prefer!

If you want to give the line a try before committing to a full-sized product then check out the Discover Kosmea Kit - $34.99 which includes trial sizes perfect for travel of the Purifying Cream Cleanser, Clarifying Facial Wash, Daily Facial Wash, Daily Facial Exfoliant, Hydrating Rosewater Mist, Rose Hip Oil and Replenishing Moisture Cream.

You'll be happy to know that the whole line is free of mineral oils, artificial colours and fragrances, parabens, petrochemicals, sodium lauryl sulphate and animal ingredients.

Available at Whole Foods in Ontario, The Big Carrot, Nature's Source as well as select Natural Health Food locations and online at
Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Cleansing Gelée/Refiner - 150ml - $28 - a lightly foaming gel with gentle exfoliating beads offers a burst of refreshment for your skin that gently cleanses and exfoliates at the same time - that helps control excess oil and effectively removing impurities and flakiness as well as unclogging pores, leaving skin smooth, refined and looking healthy, fresh and luminous.  Good for all skintypes and is ideal for oily skin.

Available at Estée Lauder counters across Canada.
Aveeno Clear Complexion Cream Cleanser - 141g - $10.99 - a creamy cleanser perfect for acne-prone skin with salicylic acid, moisture-rich soy extracts and gentle microbeads that gently exfoliate for clearer, even looking skin.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Olay Fresh Effects Bead Me Up! Exfoliating Cleanser - 192ml - $9.99 - this oil-free cleanser has millions of bubbles that gently purify and lift away dirt, while exfoliating microbeads softly scrub your skin for a beautifully fresh, healthy look.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Rococo Nail Apparel - with swatches!

Rococo Nail Apparel - $20 - in a multitude of finishes and shades: Creme - creamy, glossy good coverage; Sheer Gloss/Stain - sheer, glossy, high shine or matte stain;  Satin - smooth satin finish, creamy full coverage; Luxe - luxurious pearlescent or iridescent formula, glossy finish; Metallic - futuristic metallics, good coverage; Molton Lava - hot liquid meta formula, full coverage; as well as a collection of finishing products including a Gold Leaf Lacquer, Superbase, Supergloss, Essential Nail Oil and Ultimate Nail Basecoat.

Check out to find out where to buy near you.
Space Invaders - black with silver sparkles
Black Sukura - dark cherry red creme
Once Bitten - rich toffee apple red in a sheer gloss formula
Hip-Hop - retro coral creme - 

FYI, the lines you can see in the swatches seem to be caused by some weird reflection and not (just) an inept polish job!

- Lisamarie -

November 25, 2013

Mascara Monday - Lancôme Hypnôse Star Mascara

Lancôme Hypnôse Star Show Stopping Volume Mascara - $33 - provides ultra-volume at the lash line for a sensuous curve from root to tip.
The formula's "black-diamond effect" imparts a glossy gel-like finish.
 The dual-action brush has a flat side for optimizing product deposit at the lash line while the rounded side separates, defines, and lengthens.
And while I think it looks great when my eyes are open, the formula is a little clumpy for my taste when closed!

Available at Lancôme counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Make some hair magic with help from Herbal Essences and Charles Baker Strahan!

Holiday party time is quickly approaching which always begs the question - "What the hell am I going to do with my hair?!" Charles Baker Strahan, celebrity hair stylist for Herbal Essences to the rescue with this easy and super chic updo! Don't have long hair? No problem, the style still works just add some curls to the back instead of doing the whole braiding thing!

1. Wash and condition hair with Herbal Essences Moroccan My Shine Shampoo and Conditioner (300ml - $4.29). Ideally, allow hair to air dry or dry with blow dryer diffuser.
2. Section hair diagonally towards the nape.
3. Take one inch sections to curl with curling iron; release from iron and set with clips.
4. Allow hair to cool and release set.
5. Spray soft bristle brush with Herbal Essences Set Me Up Hairspray and brush through set to integrate waves.
6. Section hair out at the nape of neck to braid across to create a base for the up do. Depending upon length of hair the braid may be doubled.
7. Take smaller slices of hair working from base and back comb these sections then work into braid and secure with pins.
8. Back comb hair at crown to build up body and a pleasing silhouette.
9. Smooth waves around face working back into up do.
10. Add accessory to make the final look fun and festive.

With your hair looking so hot you are sure to pick up some lucky someone tonight so make sure the rest of you is ready too:
Gillette Venus & Olay Sugarberry Razor - $11.99 - with 5 blade close shave and exfoliating action will take care of the winter pelt growing on your legs while Secret Clinical Stress Response Antiperspirant - $10.99 - will help hide the fact that picking up new people freaks you the hell out!

Available at drug, mass and grocery stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Great Gifting - OPI Mariah Carey gift sets!

OPI has introduced new Mariah Carey gift sets for the holidays that are perfect for creating personalized nail looks and putting your nails in the holiday spirit!

Mariah Carey The Look - $24.95 - contains three full-sized lacquers: My Favorite Ornament - champagne glitter, Visions of Love - rich burgundy and I Snow You Love Me - holographic confetti.

Mariah Carey Mini 3-Pack/Liquid Sand - $12.50 - offers two trio gift set options containing Mariah Carey Holiday Liquid Sand shades: trio #1 includes: Silent Stars Go By, Baby Please Come Home and Make Him Mine; while my particular fave - trio #2 includes: It’s Frosty Outside, Emotions and Kiss Me at Midnight.

Mariah Carey Mini 4-Pack - $14.95 -  includes four mini lacquers – two glitters and two
seasonal hues: Visions of Love, Warm Me Up, Wonderous Star and All Sparkly and Gold.

Available for a limited time at Professional Salons and Spas.

- Lisamarie -

November 23, 2013

Acne systems from Mary Kay, OXY, Clean & Clear and Cetaphil!

Mary Kay Clear Proof Acne System products are formulated with 2% salicylic acid that works to help clear
up existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts. Available in the line is:

Clarifying Cleanser for Acne-Prone Skin - 127g - $18 - removes dirt and impurities to help keep pores clean and visibly reduce the number of blackheads.

Blemish Control Toner - 147ml - $18 - follows the cleanser in helping keep pores clean and diminish their appearance as well as alleviating pimples and whiteheads.

Pore Purifying Lotion for Acne-Prone Skin - 50g - $20 - acts like an exfoliant to help keep pores unclogged, help clear existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts.

Oil-Free Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin - 88ml - $21 - with a lightweight and quick absorbing formula that calms and soothes skin while replenishing the moisture balance

Spot Solution for Acne Prone Skin - $13 - targets blemishes to clear them up fast.

Available through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't have one you can find one at - or 1-866-455-5454.
OXY Acne Medication offers two lines in the battle for clear skin:  

Daily Defense - formulated with salicylic acid - to keep pores clear of excess oil and dead skin cells and designed to be gentle enough for every day use and keeping skin blemish-free.

Available in the line is: Facial Cleanser, Exfoliating Face Scrub Cleansing Pads, Sensitive Cleansing Pads, Exfoliating Body Scrub and Hydrating Body Wash.

Maximum Action -  formulated with Benzoyl Peroxide, clinically proven to kill acne-causing bacteria and offers quick results.

Available in the line is: Treatment Pads, Advanced Face Wash, Sensitive Face Wash, Spot Treatment and Tinted Spot Treatment.

Prices run between $5.49 - $9.99 so it's all very affordable! Available at drug and mass merchandisers across Canada.
Clean & Clear Advantage Daily Soothing Collection - blends aloe with maximum strength acne medicine that's gentle enough for everyday use and is a gentle, yet effective way to treat acne to leave skin feeling clean, soft and smooth and smelling great with the fresh and clean floral scent.

Soothing Acne Wash - 177ml - $9.99 - treats acne with maximum strength over-the-counter salicylic acid and helps prevent future breakouts along with specially-formulated aloe and avocado extracts in an oil-free formula.

Soothing Acne Scrub - 151ml - $9.99 - formulated with jojoba ester beads for gentle exfoliation along with aloe and avocado extracts and maximum strength over-the-counter acne medication in an oil-free formula.

Available at food, drug and mass merchandisers across Canada.
Cetaphil DermaControl offers a daily routine to wash, moisturize and protect in 2 easy steps:

Oil Control Foam Wash - 236ml - $18.99 - with a unique zinc complex that absorbs excess oils while providing a soothing, hydrating deep pore cleansing in a non-drying, soap-free foam that improves skin's appearance, leaving a shine-free matte finish.

Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 - 120ml - $18.99 - with a 3-in-1 formula that hydrates, protects and controls shine with ceramide technology that replenishes skin's moisture barrier while oleosome technology provides SPF 30 with minimized irritation potential in an oil-free, lightweight and non-greasy lotion that provides a matte finish.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Beauty Spotlight - November 23, 2013

Even though Givenchy has a smaller holiday collection compared with other luxury brands, Mostly Sunny is head over heels with the three pieces she has! Come take a look at Ondulations d'Or, Rose Précieux Le Rouge, and Bronze Précieux Le Vernis on her! You might just fall in love as well!

Got a boo boo on your face? Use this gel that polish insomniac discovered nightly and in a few days you will wake up without a scar!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog loves Susan Thompson Cosmetics Pout Poppers because they are the most amazing and effective lip plumping lip glosses on the market, and Peace is simply the most gorgeous sparkling golden nude!

There's a thrill to learning about a new line of cosmetics as long as it's as good as Frankie Rose Cosmetics. See what's getting Lisa of Beauty Info Zone so excited.

Prime Beauty says brighten those tip for the holidays with ButterLONDON's Glam Rock Nail Lacquer Set--it's great for gift giving OR getting!

If you can resist the urge to glitter the lily….er, lid, you're a more tasteful woman than Kate. drivel about frivol features some of her fairydust favourites from Shu Uemura; it's, like, totally scintillating.

Do your unruly brows need taming? Pammy Blogs Beauty scopes out Benefit's new Gimme Brow...and is impressed!

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed tries out the latest in greatest in hair colour with the L'Oreal Preference Mousse Absolute - find out what makes it different from everything else out there and if you think the new colour is an improvement!

A Tom Ford product that is worth the splurge? Visionary Beauty shares her thoughts on the Orchid Haze eye quad.

15 Minute Beauty has compiled a list of the best tutorials with the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. Do you own this must have yet?

The Pink Sith has a list of her Top 10 Concealers. Is your Holy Grail concealer on her list?

eyeliner on a cat waxes nostalgic about Besame Cosmetics past, while very much enjoying the brand's present offerings.

Perilously Pale gives us a step by step tutorial to creating a gorgeous bronze and copper smoky eye with the Dior Golden Flower Quint for Holiday 2013.