December 31, 2014

Eye Love Wednesday - NARS Eye Opening Act Collection

NARS introduces a limited-edition collection that delivers captivating range and dimension for eyes.
Velvet Shadow Stick - $32 - with potent matte pigments that define, intensify and shade eyelids with a velvety matte formula that applies easily and smoothly for crease-proof wear and is housed in a sleek propel/repel component - in 5 staple shades: Flibuste - black; Dark Angel - brown; Reykjavik - grey; Glenan - blue; Nunavut - purple
St. Lucia Illuminating Multiple - $46 - in a sheer rose shade that brings light to shadow for eyes, lips and cheeks with a new light-reflecting formula of sheer brilliance.
Yeux Irresistible Eyeshadow Palette - $58 - shades include: All About Eve Duo Eyeshadow (right side): Flesh-toned neutral with shimmer; Jezebel Eyeshadow - Shimmery sable; Thunderball Eyeshadow - Midnight grey; Colombo Eyeshadow - Vintage gold shimmer; Brousse Duo Eyeshadow (left side): Sable; Coconut Grove Eyeshadow - Deep brown infused with reflections
Inoubliable Coup D’Oeil Eyeshadow Palette - $58 - shades include: Dalliance Eyeshadow - Dusty lilac stone; Pyla Eyeshadow - Smokey hunter green; Sidi Bou Saïd - Blackened grape; Pandora Duo Eyeshadow (left side) - Sheer white shimmer; Luberon - Iridescent sand with rose gold sheen; Pandora Duo Eyeshadow (right side) - Matte black

Available now at Nordstrom - Chinook Centre and Holt Renfrew NARS counters across Canada as well as online at

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Maybelline Dream Wonder Liquid Touch Foundation!

If you love the nude, no-foundation, foundation look then you are also going to fall in love with:

Maybelline Dream Wonder Liquid Touch Foundation - 20ml - $14.99 - in 12 shades: 10 Porcelain Ivory; 15 Ivory; 20 Classic Ivory; 40 Nude; 50 Creamy Natural; 60 Sandy Beige; 70 Pure Beige; 75 Natural Beige; 80 Medium Buff; 85 Sun Beige; 93 Honey Beige; 95 Coconut - that match a decently wide range of skin tones. With a fluid, ultra-thin base, enriched with friction-free pigments that fuses with the skin and lay flat for an even, smooth coverage - unlike traditional foundations which can feel heavy and have pigments that stick together making them pile up for uneven, lumpy coverage.

The coverage is sheer and very natural looking - this wouldn't be a great choice if you need heavy-duty coverage but otherwise, it does a lovely job of evening out the skintone and masking small imperfections - and of course I have to appreciate that there is a shade light enough for me!

The only thing I don't love is the dropper applicator which I either end up rubbing against my hand or brush ruining the whole concept of a sterile applicator - if they put the formula into a pump bottle I would declare perfection!

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 30, 2014

Layer your way to beautiful skin with SkinCeuticals!

Some of you may be under the impression that there is no reason to worry about the sun and the damage it does to the skin - because hey, it's winter and we barely see any sun, right?! Wrong! The sun may feel weak, but the bad effects it has on the skin is still strong so don't skin on the protection both day and night with an easy routine...

Start with a dose of:

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF - 30mL - $160 - with 2% Phloretin, 10% L-ascorbic and 0.5% ferulic acid - oily, problematic or normal skin concerned with hyperpigmentation and age spots, uneven skin tone, loss of laxity or mottled skin appearance will love this broad-spectrum treatment, which protects against not only free radicals, but the range of other reactive molecules known to cause damage and DNA mutations among the integral cell types. 

In addition, it corrects existing damage by stimulating the synthesis of essential proteins and fibers and accelerating cell turnover. The result — a strengthened support structure on the inside and a more youthful, firm, radiant appearance on the outside.
Follow this up with a layer of:

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 - 50ml - $39 - provides high broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with all natural physical filters, zinc oxize and titanium dioxide - in an ultra-sheer, mattifying fluid that's suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

What makes it really interesting is that it's infused with translucent colour spheres meant to enhance your natural skin tone. And unlike most products that do this universal colour thing that always end up being too dark for us fair ones - this one actually does adjust to my shade and blend right in!

This fits right in for my love of tinted moisturizers and BB creams, neither of which ever have a SPF high enough to satisfy me. I can see this being my wonder-product on humid, sticky days when I just can't be bothered with foundation but still want to look polished - it really is so lightweight that it feels like you're wearing nothing so on hot days it won't feel like it's melting off your face!
Just remember that layering the two products together will not only protect you from the sun's rays, but also from IRA-induced free radicals which are responsible for accelerated skin aging - which your sunscreen alone won't protect you from.
And before you go to sleep you'll want some:
SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E Antioxidant Night Concentrate - 30ml - $165 - boosts skin's internal antioxidant defense system with a trio of antioxidants: 1% Resveratrol, 0.5% Baicalin and 1% Vitamin E - to help maximize its nighttime reconstruction potential with comprehensive visible repair for accumulated damage that neutralizes age-accelerating internal free radicals; strengthens functionality to resist new damage; and promotes skin's natural repair to diminish the signs of accumulated damage so you can wake up to skin with improved firmness, smoothness and overall radiance.
SkinCeuticals is available through selected distribution channels via dispensing doctors, medical spas and high-end spas across Canada. For store locator please visit, or call 1-877-238-8754. 

- Lisamarie -

December 29, 2014

Take the day off with a wipe from Bourjois, Live Clean and Neutrogena!

Bourjois Express Cleansing Wipes - 25 wipes - $12 - with an ultra-gentle formula that effectively removes make-up quickly - in just 60 seconds without rubbing or irritating the skin - thanks to 25% more formula compared to standard wipes - to clean all impurities from the face, eyes and lips, leaving the skin clean and soft.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
Live Clean (Fresh Face) Refreshing Facial Wipes - 30 wipes - $9.99 - gentle and refreshing, alcohol and oil free wipes enriched with 98% plant-derived ingredients including: orchid extract, vitamin C and certified organic botanicals: lavender, cucumber, chamomile, milk thistle, mallow, aloe and buckthorn that quickly cleanse the skin of excess oil, make-up and impurities leaving skin fresh and glowing. Hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and paraben, phthalate, petroleum and phosphate free.

Available at Walmart, Target, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, PharaSave and Overwaitea.
Neutrogena Deep Clean Oil-Free Make-Up Remover Wipes - 25 wipes - $9.99 - ultra-soft wipes that cleanse deep to remove the most stubborn makeup, even waterproof mascara, as well as dirt and oil - with salicylic acid to exfoliate and deep clean pores for skin that is left completely fresh and clear.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 27, 2014

Colour and glow with cream blush sticks from GOSH, Tarte and Clinique!

The best thing you can do for a pale, winter-weary complexion is add a bit of colour with blush, and since your skin is probably missing oil this time of year which would usually give it a bit of natural glow and sheen, go with a cream blush instead of powder, not only will it add colour but it will also add moisture to the skin to help it glow!

GOSH Giant Blush - $18 - in 3 shades: Shy, Passion and Pink Parfait - a cream-to-powder perfume and paraben-free stick blush with a silky, easy to blend texture and an oversized format making it easy to add a soft touch of subtle colour in just one swipe for a natural glowing look.

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Tarte Cheek Stain - $36 - in 8 shades: Blissful - warm peach; Tipsy - sheer coral; Natural Beauty - sheer berry rose; Blushing Bride - plummy rose; True Love - sheer watermelon; Fearless - pink coral; Flush - sheer berry; Exposed - nude with pink undertones - with a formula that delivers a radiant, natural-looking, just-pinched flush that's enriched with t5 super fruit complex for a fresh look and antiaging and skin-restorative benefits with every application.

Available at Sephora and
Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm - $24 - in four shades: Amp'd Up Apple, Robust Rhubarb, Roly Poly Rosy and Plumped Up Peony - with an easy to use, dome-shaped design that glides on smoothly, layers easily to offer looks from a natural flush to a more intense blush, blends flawlessly and lasts without looking cakey or dry thanks to a combination of moisturizing ingredients including a healthy dose of vitamin E.

Available now at Clinique counters across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

December 26, 2014

Fragrant Friday - Chloé Love Story

The newest fragrance from Chloé is inspired by Parisian romance and the love padlocks on the bridge of the Pont des Arts:

Chloé Love Story - 30ml EDP - $70 , 50ml EDP - $100, 75ml EDP - $125 - an elegant and seductive fragrance with notes of neroli, orange blossom and jasmine from Madagascar.

Available now at Sephora, Hudson's Bay, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom and Shoppers Drug Mart (30ml exclusvely at Sephora).

- Lisamarie -

December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Once you get past the religious and material trappings of the season you wouldn't think there would be much left to it - but it seems to me that Christmas is the perfect time to reflect and realize that there is so much in our life to be grateful for, and in my case that includes all of you!

Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting and thank you for all of your lovely e-mails that always seem to come on days when I really needed a little boost - y'all rock!

I wish you all peace, love and joy - not just today, but everyday - and I look forward to spending more time with you in 2015!

- Lisamarie -

December 24, 2014

Eye Love Wednesday - color correctors from StriVectin, Olay and La Roche-Posay!

StriVectin Clinical Corrector Anti-Aging Eye Illuminator - 7ml - $32 - in 2 shades - Light and Medium -  that instantly brightens eye area and conceals imperfections with 5 correcting actions: diffuses fine lines; conceals dark circles; illuminates skin; smooths texture; and revives eye area with sheer colour.

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale, London Drugs, Rexall, Hudsons Bay and online at Murale, Hudsons Bay and London Drugs.
Olay Total Effects 7 Eye Brightening CC Cream - 13ml - $27.99 - a non-greasy and fast absorbing cream that provides instant skin perfecting coverage and correction to fight 7 signs of aging around the eyes: dullness - brightens the eye area; fine lines: reduces the appearance; dark circles - minimizes; puffiness - reduces; uneven tone - balances and evens; gentle exfoliation - improves surface skin turnover; and moisture barrier - strengthens skin's natural defenses against moisture loss.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
La Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Eyes - 15ml - $34 - contains concentrated PhE-Resorcinol and caffeine along with light reflecting pigments to target and correct both types of dark circles  - blue and brown - caused by poor circulation and melanin overproduction - and  instantly illuminate eyes. 

Available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 23, 2014

Ten minutes with these masks from Kevin Murphy, Ogx and Joico will change your (hair's) life!

Kevin Murphy Hydrate Me Masque - 200ml - $43 - a repairing and smoothing conditioning treatment infused with rose hip and evening primrose oil - along with kakadu plum to smooth the surface of the hair to lock in moisture; seaweed to help cleanse hair of excess oil as well as hydrate it naturally to bring out its natural shine; and positively charged vitamin micro capsules which explode on contact to deliver positive charges of vitamins C & E that attache themselves to the negatively charged damaged sites of the hair to aid in both surface repair and moisture retention.

Available at salons across Canada - check out to find a location near you.
Ogx Moisture Surge Deep Treatment - 200ml - $9.99 - a rich, spa-like mask that replenishes moisture with a nutrient-rich blend of hydrating deep sea minerals - including: sea kelp; green algae - protects strands against UV radiation and heat damage while repairing and softening split ends; along with magnesium, calcium and potassium for intense moisture - making it ideal for weak, dry, damaged, over-processed and chemically treated hair.

Available at Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart and Target.
Joico K-Pak Revitaluxe Bio-Advanced Restorative Treatment - 150ml - $24.95 -repairs and restores years of damage instantly by reconstructing the hair structure from the inside out along with offering dramatic cumulative benefits by continuing to correct and protect strands with regular use - with a unique combination of advanced damage repair plus superior moisture infusion including: bio-mimetic peptides - to target and repair damage; keratin amino acids - restores hair's moisture balance to improve luster and elasticity; jojoba oil - penetrates deeply to soften and condition hair as it promotes elasticity, shine, combability and manageability; and aloe extract - for additional, luxurious moisture - to transform overly-stressed and compromised strands into luxuriously soft, strong and healthy hair.

Available at select salons across Canada - got to to fine one near you.

- Lisamarie -

December 22, 2014

Great (last minute) Gifting - Sephora All A Glow Face Palette

We're just about out of shopping time so if you are still scrambling trying to find the perfect gift for that picky someone, how about something everyone needs in this busy, stressful, sun-lacking season  - glowing skin!

Sephora All A Glow Face Palette - $41 (even better, now on sale for $32) - a wallet-size all-in-one palette for the face to help you achieve a flawless complexion, a sculpted look, or a natural bronze glow. That includes: 3 concealers, 3 bronzers, 3 cream blushes, 4 powder blushes, 3 cream highlighters and 3 powder highlighters suited for a wide range of skintones along with a beauty tutorial that includes pro tips for layering textures and shades to find the perfect combination for any look.

Available at Sephora and

- Lisamarie -

December 20, 2014

Give the gift of perfect lines with Sephora, Smashbox and Tarte!

Sephora Collection All Occasion Eye Ensemble - $59 - a set featuring 10 Contour Eye Pencils 12hr Wear Waterproof - including: Black Lace, Clubbing Stilettos, Diamonds are Forever, Girl Talk, Girls Night Out, Tiramisu, Good Mood, Summer Cruise, Purple Stilettos, Welcome to my Loft along with an eye makeup tutorial to help create trendy and festive looks.

Available at Sephora and
Smashbox On The Rocks Always Sharp Liner Set - $46 - with five self-sharpening liners including:  Raven - black, Sumatra - brown, 3D Orchid - black/pink pearl, Midnight - rich carbon blue, 3D Night Gem - charcoal/multicolored pearl.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora and
Tarte Eye Opening 12 Piece Eyeliner Set - an amazing value down from $55 to $30 - a 12-piece colorful palette of liners including: Nude, Bronze, Brown, Chocolate, Plum, Antique Gold, Hunter Green, Jungle Green, Navy, Charcoal, Black, Golden Plum housed in a stylish, travel-ready roll bag.

Available at Sephora and

- Lisamarie -

December 19, 2014

A honey of a mask - Guerlain Abeille Royale Repairing Honey Gel Mask!

Honey is such a great moisturizer but anyone who has ever tried to use it in a DIY mask knows what a sticky mess it can be - Guerlain has done the messy work for us with a mask that looks like honey, offers all the benefits of honey, but without the sticky factor of honey - with:

Guerlain Abeille Royale Repairing Honey Gel Mask - 50ml - $167 - a gel textured mask with Royal Jelly - for it's repairing & nourishing properties and protective power and Ouessant Honey - for firmness and elasticity of the skin - after just 10 minutes skin is fully moisturized, soft and plumped up, and with regular use, skin recovers its density and is more nourished.

This isn't like a regular mask that you would apply and then wash off - you apply a generous layer, leave on for 10 minutes and then gently massage the excess into the skin.

Available now in Guerlain Boutiques and select Guerlain counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Needful Things - Urban Decay Naked On The Run Palette

Urban Decay Naked On The Run - $54 - a limited edition, all-in-one Naked palette which makes the ultimate travel kit for Naked junkies looking to get all of their Naked must haves in one handy palette with shades desgined to work perfectly together making it easy to create a variety of looks and includes all brand new shades:

Eyeshadows in Dive - metallic rose with golden micro-shimmer, Fix - sot taupe matte, Resist - medium metallic taupe, Dare - medium brown matte, Stun - metallic bronze with light gold micro-shimmer and an extra large 5050 - cool bisque satin which is the perfect all-over shade;

Bronzer in medium brown matte;

Blush in vibrant pink with light shimmer;

Naked Lipgloss in Sesso - rose with pink shimmer;

a travel-sized Perversion Mascara; and a travel-sized Glide-On Eye Pencil in Stag - deep brown satin - in a sleek, highly metallized rose-gold case.

Available now while they last at Sephora, and at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Guess Dare

Inspired by sexy, daring 70s icons like Charlie's Angels, Bond Girls and Peggy Lipton in the Mod Squad is:

Guess Dare -  50ml EDT - $60, 100ml EDT - $75
a green and fruity floral with top notes of kumquat, lemon blossom and pear blossom; heart notes of cactus blossom  surrounded with wild rose and elegant jasmine; and base notes of exotic coconut accords, subtle blond wood and musk.

I don't love the fragrance, I'm not a fan of the coconut accords but I sure do love the pale pink bottle with rose gold rivets and cap - it even comes with it's own necklace because who doesn't love a well accessorized bottle!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Guess retail stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 18, 2014

All I Want For Christmas Is... Birks Snowflake Diamond Necklace!

Every girl needs a bunch of diamonds in her stocking and what could be better then seasonal diamonds masquerading as snowflakes (that won't melt) ...

Birks Snowflake Diamond Necklace - $5,695 - inspired by the unique silhouettes and intricate shapes of snowflakes & their shimmering sparkle.
This18kt white gold necklace has five diamond snowflakes with a total carat weight of 1.20ct. Perfect for gifting to your favourite blogger (that's me BTW)!

Part of the Birks Snowflake collection available at Birks stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

mark. Festive Shades For Eyes and Nails!

Exclusively for the holidays comes a collection of shades for eye and nails sure to put you in a festive mood!

Eye Divine Soft Shimmer Shadow - $11 - in 3 shimmer shades flecked with metallic shimmer: Pink Sugar - with copper shimmer, Amber Rock - with gold shimmer, Rolling Stone - with silver shimmer - for a multidimensional, luminescent finish with colour that goes on sheer or builds to full coverage and can be applied dry or wet for extra impact.

Nailed It Mini Nail Laquers - $7 - with a mini duo of  Firestarter - a bright flame red reminiscent of Santa's suit and Hot Coal - an ashy hue laced with golden smolder - each bottle is good for 10 manicures!

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

- Lisamarie -

In My Shower - Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash

Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash with NutriumMoisture - 710ml - $7.47 - a super-mild wash that contains almost 25% more Glycinate, an ultra-mild cleanser primarily found in premium face products, offers amazing lather and has 10x more moisturizers than other leading body washes.

I tend to mistrust any product that promises me softer, smoother skin after just one use but in this case it's actually true! I felt my skin before showering with it the first time, used it and then felt my skin again after the shower but before applying any moisturizer and my skin not only felt great, it also didn't feel dry or tight. If it only had some sort of fruity scent to it, it would be perfect!

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

- Lisamarie -

December 17, 2014

Nuxe Merveillance Expert offers innovations in anti-aging!

Nuxe introduces a new line of products for the over 40 crowd - Nuxe Merveillance Expert - to help diminish wrinkles and combat the lack of firmness with the magic of Daylily in  an innovative anti-aging formula that delivers dual action benefits: an anti-glycation action to protect along with a unique de-glycation action to repair the 3 key dermal proteins - collagen, elastin and vimentin.

Available in the collection are:

Serum Merveillance Expert Lifting Concentrate for Visible Lines - 30ml - $59 - offers an instant lifting effect that lasts for 8 hours and smoothing action that plumps up fine lines with 100% pure and natural hyaluronic acid that forms a water soluble barrier on the skin's surface to preserve moisture and help slow down dehydration.

Merveillance Expert Jour Correcting Cream for Visible Lines - 50ml - $55 - with a supple and light texture that moisturizes to improve skin elasticity, soothe and protect and is ideal for normal skin.

Merveillance Expert Enrichie Jour Rich Correcting Cream for Visible Lines - 50ml - $55 - with a thicker texture that nourishes and protects and is ideal for dry to very dry skin.

Merveillance Expert Nuit Regenerating Cream for Visible Lines - 50ml - $55 - offers exceptional regeneration from an extract of brown algae which is rich in calcium and wakamic ester to help regenerate elasticity and firmness in the skin at night when function is highest for skin that looks plumped come morning.

Merveillance Expert Yeux Lifting Eye Cream for Visible Lines - 15ml - $55 - tones down puffiness thanks to botanical caffeine that helps release fluid accumulated in puffy ares and tetrapeptide-5 which inhibits capillary permeability to help prevent any new accumulation as well as brighten dark circles with its draining and anti-edema properties.

Available now at Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Uniprix, Familiprix, Brunet and Murale.

- Lisamarie -

Eye Love Wednesday - Make Up For Ever The Ultimate Jet Black Liners

Make Up For Ever goes beyond black this January with two new liners that offer the purest, deepest, richest blacks ever - in either a matte liquid or precision pen formula for the boldest, blackest lines!

Ink Liner - $27 -combines professional precision with easy handling to master any line - from ultra-fine to graphically bold and everything in between. With a flexible, ergonomically designed, calligraphy pen tip that perfectly renders the lightest stroke to produce intense, super-matte and quick drying black lines on the skin with flawless wear and hold. Just dip the felt tip into the bottle and apply along the lash line for the perfect amount of transfer-proof colour.

Graphic Liner - $29 - with an ultra-fine tip that makes it super easy to control, so even a spaz like me can draw a straight line with it! The felt tip glides along the skin creating a clean and long lasting line of carbon black colour with a glossy plastic finish. If liquid liner is new to you or still scares you I definitely recommend giving this one a try - it's very user friendly!

Available January at Sephora, and Make Up For Ever boutiques across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Fountain The Beauty Molecule Beauty Supplement!

Fountain The Beauty Molecule Beauty Supplement - 240ml - $35 - get the same amount of beauty-boosting, water-soluble resveratol as you would find in 26,000 grapes in just one teaspoon of supplement!

It has a pomegranate flavour so you can take it straight or you can mix it in your favourite beverage (except dairy), and since they don't say otherwise, I assume they mean vodka!

Or reap the benefits of one of the other beauty supplements including: The Hyaluronic Molecule - to keep skin looking plump and happy from within; The Super Green Molecule - increases oxygen levels to help cleanse toxic impurities; The Phyto-Collagen Molecule - supports new collagen formation to keep you looking youthful from within; The Hair Molecule - supports hair from within to grow strong, healthy and full of shine and brilliance; The Geek Molecule - supports cognitive function and mental stamina; The Happy Molecule - counteracts the effects of chronic and short-term stress; and The Energy Molecule - helps provide sustainable lasting energy.

Available online at,, and select Rite-Aid locations.

- Lisamarie -

December 16, 2014

Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File - for beautifully smooth skin after just 1 use!

Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File - $49.99 - watch dead foot skin disappear like magic with this battery operated electronic rotating file. With an ergonomically shaped soft touch handle that makes it comfortable to use and a Micralumina head that can be replaced when it wears out on your scaly feet.

I love watching the flakes of dry skin fall off my feet and how smooth my feet feel afterwards, especially those areas that have become all hard and rough from rubbing around inside my winter boots. What is great about this file compared to similar products I've tried is that you can't hurt yourself with it by pushing down too hard on your skin, there are no sharp blades to cut yourself with and if you apply too much pressure it automatically stops rotating!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart and online at

- Lisamarie -

Show your scalp some love with Matrix and Head & Shoulders!

Matrix Biolage ScalpSync - promotes a healthy looking scalp by harnessing the power of the mint leaf so hair has a cool, refreshing sensation as well as leaving the scalp and hair free of excess oil. Available in the line are: Antidandruff Shampoo - 400ml - $17.95, Cooling Mint Shampoo - 400ml - $17.95, Scalp Conditioner - 400ml - $19.95, Soothing Serum - 100ml - $18.50.

Available at salons - go to to find one near you.
Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care - Available in the line are: Shampoo - 400ml - $5.99, Conditioner - 400ml - $5.99, 2-in-1 - 400ml - $5.99 and 2 Minute Moisturizer - 225ml - $6.99 - with a moisture rich formula containing almond oil that eases an itchy scalp, keeps flakes out and leaves hair with less frizz while  soothing the scalp and moisturizing the hair.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Suncoat Water-Based Nail Polish - with swatches!

Suncoat Water-Based Nail Polish - $9.99 - in 22 shades made with mineral pigments and natural colourants: French Pink, Cotton Candy, Candy Show, Early Down, Rose, Golden Peach, Sienna, Soft Coral, Apricot, Cinnamon, Bamboo, Opal, Berry, Glory, Midnight Purple, Poppy Red, Red Ocher, Amethyst, Lavender, Lilac, Platinum, Peacock Blue along with a Clear Top Coat - the chemical solvents that you find in most polishes have been replaced by water - and contains 70% water. When applied, water vapor is released in to the air, not chemical fumes making it environmentally friendly and virtually odor-free.
Golden Peach

I like the idea of a water based polish without all the chemicals in theory but in practice it just didn't have the lasting power that everyday polishes do - within 3 days I was seriously chipped and that is after using a regular topcoat, not the Suncoat one. I also didn't find the polish went on very smoothly, it tended to gunk up in spots and it felt kind of gritty. This would be a great choice for young girls that you want to keep chemicals from but not a great choice for big girls unless you have the time to be reapplying your polish every few days!

- Lisamarie -

December 15, 2014

Clean up with a milk, cream or water from RoC, Avon and Marcelle!

RoC Multi-Action Make-Up Remover Milk - 200ml - $17 - with a light texture and alcohol free formula that cleanses skin in just 1 simple application and provides a complete 3 in 1 care for your skin: effectively removes face and eye make-up, even waterproof make-up; tones and refreshes the skin; and Moisturizes skin for 24 hours - so that even sensitive skin looks visibly smoother and softer.

Available at drugstores across Canada.
Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Foaming Cream Cleanser - 125ml - $16 - a fast-foaming creamy cleanser that cleanses gently without stripping skin of vital moisture and infused with Tri-Elastinex Technology that works to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles. Instantly removes impurities, makeup and excess oil, to leave skin looking and feeling renewed and can even be used on sensitive skin.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at
Marcelle 3 in 1 Micellar Solution - 300ml - $19.95 - enriched with soothing aloe and cucumber extract, it gently cleanses, effectively removes make-up from both face and eyes - even longwear and waterproof types - and soothes the skin. With a no-rinse formula that micro-emulsifies impurities without irritating even the most dry and intolerant skin for skin that is left exceptionally clean, fresh and soothed. Especially handy is the pump bottle which keeps you from using too much or spilling water all over the floor/counter when dispensing!

Available at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Crazy for CC - Mirabella CC Creme

Mirabella CC Creme with SPF 20 - 30ml - $42 - in 3 shades: Light, Medium and Dark - with a lightweight, paraben, dye and gluten free formula that that addresses skin issues while providing coverage and protection with SPF 20 and is ideal for dry and combination skin.

Contains skin loving ingredients to provide a multitude of benefits in one tube including: Bamboo Water, Glacial Water and Argan Oil for hydration; Apple Water and Lily for skin smoothing; Rice Extract for brightening; Assai Berry, Avocado Oil and Argan Oil for anti-aging; Rose Water for cell regeneration; Avocado Oil and Apple Water for texture improvement; Limetree Water, Witch Hazel and Melissa Officinalis Extract for oil-control; Photosqualane for improved skin eleasticity; and Monarda Didyma Extract for tone correction.

Available now at professional salons and online at

- Lisamarie -

Great Gifting - Nudestix #Giltylove Holiday Kit!

It's that wonderful time of the year when all our favourite brands start to offer up their holiday gift sets! So be sure to check back every Monday at 10am from now until Christmas to see which one I am lusting after this week - right now it's:

Nudestix #Giltylove Holiday Kit - $55 - includes 3 Magnetic Eye Colours in Twilight, Gilt and Night - that can be used as an eye primer, shadow, liner, or highlighter along with a pencil sharpener all housed in a collectable limited-edition tin with mirror.

You'll love the pencils for their mess free application and the formula which is soft and super-gliding and ideal for oily lids.

Available now at Sephora and

- Lisamarie -

December 13, 2014

Give the gift of relaxing bathtime with Arbonne, Bliss and Avon!

Arbonne Twinkle and Shine Sparkling Citrus Luxury Gift Set - $96 - includes 453g Sugar Scrub, 354ml Shower Gel and 340g Body Butter - bursting with bright natural notes of mandarin orange, lemon and Italian bergamot essential oils and is formulated without animal products or animal by-products, parabens, PABA and petroleum-based ingredients.

Available now from your Arbonne rep - you can locate a consultant or shop online at until December 31st or while supplies last.
Avon Skin So Soft Luxurious Bliss Aroma+ Therapy Collection - with the blissful warmth of lavender, black fig, sandalwood and creamy vanilla and is available as: Hand Souffle - 100ml - $4.99, Body Wash - 200ml - $9.99, Body Oil Spray - 150ml - $12.99, Body Souffle - 200ml - $12.99.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at
Bliss Lemony Trinkets - $13 -  includes a bath time duo to refresh and hydrate of spa-inspired lemon and sage bath and body blends for clean, smooth skin with a fresh, citrus scent with a 30ml Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds and 30ml Lemon + Sage Body Butter.

Available at Sephora and

- Lisamarie -

December 12, 2014

Help for your hands from Hand Chemistry, Neutrogena, CeraVe and Bioderma!

Hand Chemistry Intense Youth Complex - 30ml - $6.99, 100ml - $20 - targets 8 signs of hand aging simultaneously with an19.5% active complex concentration that visibly improves firmness, elasticity, density, evenness, brightness, texture, smoothness and hydration for visible results in just 10 days.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and online at
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream - 50ml - $6.99 - with a gentle, non-comedogenic cream formula that contains 40% more glycerin to provide immediate relief and 17 hour hydration for rough, dry hands.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream - 50ml - $13.99 -contains 3 essential ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids that healthy skin needs to help repair, restore and protect dry skin along with dimethicone - a skin protectant that helps to shield your hands from harmful irritants and allergens - to dhydrate hands quickly without leaving a greasy feel and protects them from harsh conditions and resists hand washing.

Available now at drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.
Bioderma Atoderm Mains - 50ml - $9.95 - a fragrance free and hypoallergenic cream that repairs frail, dry and damaged skin brought on by climatic aggressors and roughness induced by frequent washing and household cleansers to regenerate, nourish and protect the skin.

Available at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -