April 30, 2014

LUSH Mother's Day 2014 Collection

Hello Sunshine Gift - $15.95 - Hello Sunshine is one gift that will make you and anyone you gift it to feel amazing. Inside you’ll find the brilliant Brightside Bubble Bar and their most giving body lotion, Charity Pot. Crumble Brightside under the tap, sink deep into the tub and its uplifting citrus oils will brighten anyone’s day (and their bath) with its tantalizing blend of Sicilian mandarin, tangerine and bergamot oils. Then, keep skin hydrated and soft with the luxurious Charity Pot body lotion. With every purchase of Charity Pot, they donate 100% of the price (minus the taxes) to small, grassroots organizations, like Amarok Society (the Charity Pot in this gift).

Amarok Society teaches uneducated mothers in the slums of Bangladesh how to read and write in their own language, to read and write in English (necessary in South Asia for economic advancement) and math. The Society also teaches life skills such as health, nutrition, child-care and conflict resolution. The mothers are then empowered to be neighbourhood teachers – educating their own and their neighbours’ children every day in their homes.

Rose Bubble Bar - $4.95 - this beautifully crafted bubble bar will instantly transform mum’s bath time experience into a rose filled voyage through a mountain of skin softening bubbles. Rosehip oil and cocoa butter grated into the mixture provide the softening properties; while rose and lemon provide the fragrance. We’ve added cornstarch to the mix so you get a more condensed bar that can be broken in half and used over two baths or you can use the whole things for masses of creamy, softening bubbles.

Inhale Exhale Bath Bomb - $5.35 - a new bath bomb with two halves – each lightly scented with one half of the two-part Gorilla Perfume fragrance, Breath of God. The Inhale half fizzes quickly, allowing mum to breathe in the light and fruity neroli and rose to relax. She can then lie back, breathe out and enjoy the grounding effect of the Exhale fragrance, with notes of smoky cedarwood and revitalising lemon and grapefruit. This half fizzes more slowly to give mum an even longer lasting soak.
Wonder Woohoo Bubble Bar - $6.95 - inspired by Wonder Woman and created for wonder women! Mums can channel their inner superhero when using this bubble bar, covered in gold sparkle to replicate Wonder Woman’s gold tiara! Packed full of sandalwood and Brazilian orange oil from the best selling Gorilla Perfume, The Sun, Wonder Woohoo is ideal for overworked super mums in need of a little time to recharge and rejuvenate.

Bubble Bar Wands - $8.95 - with 3 re-usable options: Mum - this bright and cheerful yellow flower has the same sweet caramel fragrance as the Honey I Washed The Kids soap; Tulip shares the same fragrance as the Sex Bomb bath bomb, a heady scent that will revive and clear her mind; and Madame Butterfly is a pretty pink butterfly fragranced with gorgeous rose absolute and rose oil. There’s a hint of lemon and geranium oil too which helps to balance the skin. Simply hold under running water for a trail of deliciously fragranced bubbles.
Mumkin Bubble Bar - $6.95 - with a delicious fruity fragrance of fresh raspberries that turns the bath water a deep and luscious pink.
Secret Garden Bath Bomb - $5.45 - bursting with petals that will float on the bath water and scented with roses, sweet wild orange and rosewood oils. This one has a frothy outer layer, which means it fizzes slowly for a long relaxing bath under a green carpet of foam.

The collection is available now at LUSH stores across Canada and online at www.lush.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Layer your way to beautiful and fragrant skin with Weleda Wild Rose!

Layering products not only makes your skin feel great, it's also the perfect way to help a scent last longer. Some people like to layer products that are the same scent as their fragrance but I prefer to use products that compliment it  - and since the body lotions and washes in fragrance lines tend to be overpriced and rarely seem to be of very good quality, I'd rather go with products that specialize in body care like the ones from Weleda:

Weleda Wild Rose Creamy Body Wash - 200ml - $15 - a moisture-rich cleanser with a hopelessly romantic aroma that harmonizes your skin and tantalizes your senses. With organic rosehip seed oil which is highly concentrated with deeply moisturizing essential fatty acids that nourish your skin to a velvety smooth finish. Along with gentle vegetable-based cleansers that cleanse and soften the skin without synthetic detergents. Rich in vitamins A & E and potent antioxidants, skin soaks up the unique skin-replenishing nutrients and feels smooth, revitalized and looks as good as it smells.

Weleda Wild Rose Pampering Body Lotion - 200ml - $20 - a nourishing lotion for normal to dry skin, that stimulates the skin’s regenerative processes and helps maintain natural elasticity to leave skin feeling silky smooth and supple. Formulated with precious kernel extract from wild crafted Rosa Mosqueta, which is rich in skin-nourishing polyunsaturated fatty acids, moisturizing organic jojoba oil and witch hazel water to noticeably smooth skin. With a delicate floral scent from organic Rosa Damascena that calms and refreshes.

Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil  - 100ml - $30 - a luxurious body oil for skin that is rendered lusciously supple and protected from skin-damaging free radicals and environmental influences by the essential fatty acids antioxidants and vitamins A and E that are highly concentrated in the organic rosehip seed oil. Also contains organic rose flower oil - prized for its harmonizing aroma therapeutic properties that promote inner balance and relaxation along with a base of organic jojoba seed oil that ensures this blend is easily absorbed, keeping skin soft to the touch with a radiant glow. 

Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant - 100ml - $21 - an effective, non-aerosol spray that eliminates the sources of unpleasant body odour and leaves a luxurious floral aroma. Contains organic rose leaf extract which has mildly astringent properties to refresh and tone your skin while cleansing away impurities. With no risky antiperspirants such as aluminum salts, your body’s natural detoxification process is supported while bacteria that cause unpleasant odours are neutralized. Every spray throughout your day makes you feel as fresh and smell as beautiful as a wild rose.                  

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Sephora Fall In Line Brow Stencil Kit!

I admit it, I'm an eyebrow idiot - no matter how much I practice I never seen to be able to get the hang of it or  make my eyebrows look right - the arches end up crooked and uneven, one brow is shorter then the other or I over pluck which is why I am especially thankful for:

Sephora Fall In Line Brow Stencil Kit - $14 - with everything needed to create the perfect eyebrow look  including six sticker stencils and a double-ended tool with a spoolie on one side and an angled brow brush on the other, along with a Pro Tutorial for all the tricks and tips - it will help you create new brow shapes or refresh your own style after just one use.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

April 29, 2014

MAC Lorde Collection

Lips meet Lorde’s individual style in a limited-edition collaboration debuting online and in select stores this summer. It's more of a dramatic look then I could pull off, I have visions of deep plum lipstick all over my chin but I know it will look great on some of you!
Lipstick - $19
Pure Heroine - deep plum (amplified)

Penultimate Eye Liner - $23
Rapidblack - true black

Available June 5th but sadly not in any Canadian stores so you'll have to snatch it up online at www.maccosmetics.com.

- Lisamarie -

Give your hair some needed volume with Moroccanoil, Dove and Denise Richards!

Moroccanoil Volume Root Boost - 250ml - $29 - designed with a high-performance, nourishing argan oil enriched formula that instantly amplifies volume at the roots and thickens each strand to provide texture and shape, allowing for volume with lift and movement that never falls flat, helps control static and offers a natural-looking finish.

Available in fine salons across Canada and online at www.moroccanoil.ca.
Dove Oxygen Moisture Root Lift Spray - 97ml - $7.99 - part of the Dove Oxygen Moisture range specifically designed to benefit fine, flat hair. With lightweight oxygen-fused conditioning ingredients, it targets the roots, where hair tends to be weighed down - lifting it and adding body and fullness for hair that is beautifully bouncy, moisturized and full of natural volume.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada
Denise Richards Volume Extend by Cristophe Volumizing Spray - 162ml - $17.99 -  a daily styling solution for limp, flat or lifeless hair which adds fullness and body to last throughout the day without frizz, dullness or flaky build up. Contains a proprietary blend of effective ingredients: Voluminis which helps volumize hair while minimizing frizz and does not sacrifice shine; Aquaflex which helps give extra root lift; Vital Hair & Scalp which helps increase the oxygen flow to the follicle and this helps grow hair and roots healthier, stronger and thicker; and Sea Fennel which is an anti-oxidant that helps aid in the protection of the hair and scalp against everyday stress and exposure. 

It used to be available at The Shopping Channel but it looks like they have discontinued the line - no worries, you can still get your fix at amazon.com.

- Lisamarie -

Avon Sprinkle Nails Nail Decorations - with swatches!

Avon Sprinkle Nails Nail Decorations - $6.99 - available in Pink Confetti, Green Confetti and Purple Confetti - perfect for adding 3D texture - whether using on an accent nail or all of them it's fairly easy to apply: Just apply 2 coats of your base colour; dip one finger at a time into the pot, covering the wet nail; and gently press the beads to secure them to the nail and let dry for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle Nails in Pink Confetti - this was my first attempt so it's a little messy around the edges - I discovered that running an orange stick around the edges gets rid of bead stragglers and gives it a cleaner look.
Sprinkle Nails in Green Confetti - if you use a similar shade as the base colour you don't need to worry so much about total coverage because it will all kind of blend.
Sprinkle Nails in Purple Confetti - if you do a contrasting colour, total coverage looks better and really cool - I like the look a lot but I did shed beads the whole time I was wearing it so this is definitely meant for one night wear!

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

- Lisamarie -

April 28, 2014

Mascara Monday - Physicians Formula Sexy Booster "Va Va Voom" Volume Mascara

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster "Va Va Voom" Volume Mascara - $15.79 - instantly gives lashes voluptuous volume, luscious length and gorgeous curves with extra-long wear - up to 24 hours!
With a volume boosting brush that makes lashes look dramatically fuller, longer and more defined.
The formula is clump, flake and smudge-free and is safe for even the most sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. What makes the formula really interesting though are the ingredients including cocoa extract - which contains beta-phenylethylamine - also known as the "love chemical" said to help enhance feels of attraction, excitement and euphoria; and horny goatweed (yes, you heard me right) - derived from ancient Chinese medicine it claims to be an aphrodisiac to restore sexual fire. If you are suddenly really turned on by your lashes, you'll know why; and with a seductive fragrance of vanilla and musk.
My only complaint has nothing to do with the mascara itself which I think does a great job living up to all of it's promises, but rather the tube which has velvet flocking on it which makes it look really pretty but I hate the texture of it in my hand. I also think it will end up getting covered in powder, looking dirty and eventually wear off - nit-picky I know!

Available now at drug and mass merchandisers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Oil up for youthful skin with Origins, Sephora, Dr. Dennis Gross and Be. Better!

Origins Plantscription Youth-Renewing Face Oil - 30ml - $61 - helps smooth and soothe fine, dry lines and bring a youthful glow to skin. Contains 20 plant oils from around the world including: including raspberry seed oil, argan oil, tamanu oil, and evening primrose to help replace natural lipids lost over time, strengthen skin's barrier, boost radiance and perk up tired looking skin.

Available at Hudson's Bay.
Sephora Super Regenerating Oil-Serum - 30ml - $40 - with an non-greasy texture that penetrates instantly, it's an antiaging serum with the texture of an oil that nourishes, repairs, and regenerates skin, soothes and gives it more suppleness and radiance, while supporting natural regeneration and making the skin visibly more beautiful. Enriched with tiger nut oil - containing essential fatty acids to nourish and reinforce and boosted with a collagen-friendly peptide and seaweed extract that energizes and makes skin feel awake. 

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil - 30ml - $68 - the first and only serum to supply the skin with active vitamin D, this product includes other active ingredients in a concentrated treatment that delivers multiple skincare benefits. Its enhanced antiaging properties include improved skin elasticity and bounce, greater hydration, pore reduction, and improved radiance.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Mist your way to beautiful skin with Kosmea, Mary Kay and Fresh!

Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist - 125ml - $26.99 - made with a thousand delicately distilled rose petals, it's a refreshing fine facial mist that is gentle, soothing, cooling and hydrating. Refreshes and hydrates tired and weary skin, sets makeup and can ever be used as a toner - but you'll find yourself just spritzing it for the beautiful rosey smell!

Available online at www.abundancenaturally.com.
Mary Kay Makeup Finishing Spray - 59ml - $20 - helps prevent makeup meltdown and keeps makeup looking freshly applied for hours; in fact, makeup lasts for up to 16 hours. It’s for any skin type, even oily, and keeps face feeling cool and refreshed when sprayed onto the face. Won’t stain, dries quickly, and washes off easily.

Available through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't have one you can find one at - www.marykay.ca or 1-866-455-5454.
Fresh Rose Floral Toner - 250ml - $45 - an alcohol-free gentle floral water that smells great and hydrates the skin for a plump and toned complexion and a healthy-looking glow. Use it to revitalize the skin throughout the day, set makeup, and soothe irritations.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

April 26, 2014

Get the beachy look with Comptoir Sud Pacifique, Redken Covergirl and Avon!

It's been a long winter and it's still a little cold for the beach but there's no reason you can't LOOK like you spent the day sunning yourself on the sand with:

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aqua Motu - 30ml EDT - $44 - a light, clean and breezy scent of fresh ocean breezes coming from the high seas blended with invigorating marine notes and a caressing note of warm sand - with a top note of helychrisum; heart notes that include marine notes, lily of the valley and warm sand; and a base note of kelp

Available exclusively at Sephora.
Redken Fashion Waves 07 Texturizing Sea Spray - 150ml - $21.95 - a sea salt-infused spray that can be used on wet or dry hair to enhance waves and add beachy texture.

Available at fine salons across Canada.
Bring out waves and give hair fresh-from-the-beach style with this sea salt-infused texturizing spray. - See more at: http://www.spaboutique.ca/7350-redken-signature-look-fashion-waves-07.aspx#sthash.Q01IvT4S.dpuf
Covergirl TruMagic The Sunkisser Skin Perfector Bronzer Soft Touch Balm - $13.99 - and oil-free and non-greasy way to get an instant touch of sun that can be worn over or under makeup or on its own for a soft, sheer healthy-looking tan.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow Illuminating Moisturizer - 200ml - $10 - with sheer optical illuminators and a hint of colour to help blur the look of imperfections for skin that is smooth, luminous and touchably soft.

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

- Lisamarie -

Link Love - 16/4/14

At Musing on Beauty, Mariella compares the new Dior Glow Maximizer with her trusty laura Mercier Radiance Primer. Find out why they are very different!

What brush range does Rae think is the best buy for your buck (and sometimes just the best, buck aside)? Find out on theNotice!

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed likes the look of coral lips and pink tips as a warm weather look - check out her swatches and see if you agree!

Did your favorite MAC lipstick get picked for the MAC By Request Collection? If so, FabDiva20 has got the gorgeous lipstick shades to show you! Check out her MAC By Request haul.

Phyrra brings you the best vegan foundations!

Did you know that April is Rosacea Awareness Month? MM has the scoop on Avène's redness relief line at Makeup Morsels.

Jenn from Spiced Beauty falls in love with Radiant Orchard, the new Sephora+ Pantone Universe Collection.

Pammy Blogs Beauty shares some of her recent loves from the fabulous Kate Somerville skincare line!

Beauty Reflections says you can get a custom self tan with Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster!

April 25, 2014

Clarins Colours of Brazil Summer Make-Up Collection 2014

Clarins Colours of Brazil Summer Make-Up Collection offers a sun-kissed complexion, deep blue eyes and luscious lips with colours and packaging sure to heat things up!
Colours of Brazil Eye Quartet & Liner Palette - $42 - Limited Edition - includes 4 wet & dry eye shadow with matte, iridescent and satin effects in Taupe Bronze and Grey-Tinted Beige base colours, Intense Cocoa Brown and Luminous Coral definition colours and 1 cream texture Electric Blue eyeliner to intensify the eyes.
Truly Waterproof Mascara -$27 - in Intense Black (permanent shade) and Curacao (limited edition) - thickens, lengthens and curls lashes for a continuous, 12 hour waterproof hold.
Colours of Brazil Summer Bronzing Compact - $42 - Limited Edition - with an ultra-fine, soft powder texture and a 3 shade harmony of colour - peach base highlighted with coral and brown which adapts to all skin tones to illuminate complexion and mattify with a lightweight finish.
Shimmer Oil Face & Body - 100ml - $49 - Limited Edition - a lightweight body and face oil enriched with hazelnut oil but with no oily feeling to nourish, soften and and leave the skin satin-smooth while preserving it from dehydration. With fine gold pearls that leave a veil over the skin to illuminate and enhance the tan while a sunshine fragrance perfumes the skin with sunny notes.
Lip Balm Crayon - $21 - Limited Edition - in 6 shades: 01 My Pink - adapts to the colour of the lips, 02 Creamy Pink, 03 Tender Coral, 04 Sweet Cherry, 05 Delicious Plum, 06 Soft Coffee - hydrates like a lip balm, comforts like a lipstick with the shine of a gloss in sheer luminous colours for a natural looking effect.

Available in May at Clarins counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

L'Oréal Hair Expertise Nutri-Shimmer Crystal haircare line gives life to lacklustre long hair!

L'Oréal Hair Expertise Nutri-Shimmer Crystal haircare line livens up lifeless locks to offer bounce softness and shine to hair that really needs it. It nourishes and strengthens long, normal-to-fine hair while the micro-crystal and pearl enriched formula captures light to your hair and sends it back in multiple reflections for a superb crystal shine right through to the ends.

Available in the collection are:

Nutri-Shimmer Crystal Shampoo - 385ml - $5.99 - with a silicone free formula enriched with protein to nourish the hair fibre with moisture while leaving it feeling soft and light.

Nutri-Shimmer Crystal Conditioner - 385ml - $5.99 - with an ultra light formula enriched with protein to nourish the hair fibre with moisture while leaving it feeling soft and light.

Nutri-Shimmer Crystal Instant Miracle - 200ml - $6.99 - nourishes hair with no heaviness as it instantly penetrates the hair fibre providing hydrating nutrition while the pearl and micro-crystals captures light to add shine to the hair. Hair looks and feels softer and  smoother with breathtaking shine.

Available now at drug and mass market retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Nina Ricci La Tentation de Nina

What happens when Master Perfumer, Olivier Cresp and Pasty Chef, Vincent Lemains get together to create a fragrance? Why something delicious of course!

Nina Ricci La Tentation de Nina - 50ml - $68 - with top notes of Italian bergamot and grapefruit zest; heart notes of raspberries, almonds, lemons and Bulgarian rose absolute that join together in a surprising macaroon accord; and base notes of Bourbon vanilla, white musk and sandalwood round off the fragrance.  

I have long been searching for my spring fragrance and have finally found it in this one, it's the perfect balance of fruity, sweet and floral that is so utterly feminine that of course it belongs on all of my pulse points - the hot pink and gold bottle is just a huge bonus!

Available now for a limited time at all fine drug and department store across Canada. 

- Lisamarie -

April 24, 2014

Give the gift of great hair with our Joico Mother's Day Contest!

Show mom how much you appreciate her with the Joico K-Pak Repair Kit - $29.95 - contains all of the must-have hair repair essentials that Mom will love as she transitions from the cold, dry months into the beautiful summer months and  includes:

 K-Pak Shampoo - 300ml - a gentle, rich cleansing shampoo that restores weak and depleted hair to
its optimal strength and condition. This
reconstructing shampoo fills in damaged areas of the cuticle while hydrating and protecting with aloe and antioxidant Vitamin E.

K-Pak Conditioner - 300ml - delivers the precise amount of daily conditioning that damaged, chemically treated hair needs. Hair will be moisturized and
stronger with increased silkiness, shine, movement and bounce – all without tangles or static;

and K-Pak Intense Hydrator - 250ml - treatment for dry, damaged hair that replenishes moisture and
overly dry, damaged hair in 3 to 5 minutes! With the added delicious scent of Shea Butter, it is the perfect way for moms to give their hair some TLC by increasing the hair’s elasticity and body.

This trio is the perfect recipe to quickly transform Mom’s dry do into healthy, luscious locks – leaving her looking her best! Once her hair is replenished with what it’s been missing, it will be more responsive to styling and back to its old self!

Of course we'd love for you to win one for mom (of course you can accidentally forget to give it to her too...) so 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 letting us know what the best thing about your mom is?

And for extra entries:
Follow @Beautycrazedcan on Twitter and tweet the contest
Follow @JoicoCanada on Twitter and tweet the contest
Like Joico on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/JoicoCanada

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 "Joico Mother's Day 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 May 9th to enter. Good Luck!

- Lisamarie -

Wrinkle fight at night from Philosophy, Neutrogena, RoC and Avon!

Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight Age-Resetting, Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer - 60ml - $78 - a formula of rare marine algae extract to help target progerin (age-accelerating proteins) and trigger their self-destruction; powerful peptides that work together with vitamin C8 to help support natural collagen; and proven hydrators to lock in moisture while you sleep - all works in harmony with skin's overnight rejuvenation cycles to optimize natural repair for skin that is deeply hydrated, healthier-looking and silky soft.

Available now at Sephora as well as select Hudson's Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart.
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night - 29ml - $29.99 - a luminous night moisturizer with a fresh, light fragrance that treats skin at night when it is most receptive to anti-aging benefits - formulated with accelerated retinol SA - to help smooth wrinkles and brighten tone; glucose complex - helps boost the effectiveness of the retinol to quickly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; and hyaluronic acid - helps to moisturize, replenish and rejuvenate the look of skin with line-plumping hydration - for visible results in just one week!

Available at food, drug and mass merchandisers across Canada.
RoC Retin-OX Correxion Nourishing Anti-Wrinkle Cream Night - 40ml - $50 - starts smoothing lines and wrinkles in just 1 week with a fast acting fomrula that contains: retinol - to speed up cell growth and quicken the pace of rejuvenation in the upper layers of the epidermis, all while increasing skin density and minimizing the appearance of inelasticity; hyaluronic acid - to plump and smooth the look of wrinkles by binding water to the skin for extra moisture; and biopeptides - help boost the functioning of the retinol. In 8 weeks you can look forward to skin that is brighter with a finer texture and even the appearance of deep wrinkles will be reduced.

Available now at drug stores across Canada.
Avon Elements Youth Restoring Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream - 50ml - $19.99 - a lightweight cream formulated with nutrient-rich amethyst mineral complex to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles so skin appears healthier and younger and a moisturized feel is restored.

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

- Lisamarie -