January 30, 2016

Joe Fresh Beauty - now available at Shoppers Drug Mart!

Shoppers Drug Mart welcomes something new, and well fresh to it's cosmetic's department - Joe Fresh Beauty! Featuring a modern range of 150 essential beauty items with very affordable prices ranging from $8 to $18 which will include core as well as seasonal items!

Available in the collection now:


Illuminating Primer - $16 - in Pure Glow and Champagne - reflects light to hide imperfections while creating a radiant canvas to help makeup last longer.

Daily Boost Fluid Foundation - $18 - in Porcelain, Bisque, Sand and Almond - offers medium coverage with a hydrating formula packed with antioxidants to protect skin from environmental stresses and a dewy, healthy looking finish.

Foundation Stick - $16 - in Porcelain, Bisque, Sand and Almond - offers high coverage with a creamy formula with a quick and easy application.

Long Wear Spot Concealer - $12 - in Light, Light/Medium and Medium - a full coverage cream concealer designed to conceal spots and imperfections.

Highlighter Powder - $8 - in Champagne and Luster -a shimmering pearl powder that creates a flawless glow.

Highlighter Stick - $10 - in Pure Glow - with a soft, satiny texture that blends easily and sets with a dewy, luminous finish to provide a healthy glow to the skin.

Blush Stick - $10 - in Peach Dream, Radiant Rosette, Buff and Rose - blends easily and sets with a soft, powdery finish.


Precision Liquid Eyeliner - $8 - in Black - an ergonomic marker with a water resistant formula and an ultra-fine tip for bold definition and ultimate control.

Matte Liquid Eyeliner - $12 - in Black - with a highly pigmented formula that dries matte for intense definition and a fine, firm bristle brush for precise application.

Lash Focus Extending Mascara - $10 - in Black - with a soft, creamy formula and a cone shaped brush for fanned out lashes.

Hydra Lash Nourishing Mascara With Argan Oil - $12 - in Black - with a soft, creamy formula enriched with argan oil for nourished, softer looking lashes and a silicone brush that coats lashes from root to tip.

Tinted Brow Fix - $12 - in Taupe and Brown - with a wax based, long wear cream that deposits colour while shaping brows.


Lip Creme - $12 - in Rose, Candy, Fuchsia, Berry, Ruby and Wine - a hybrid between a lipstick and a lip gloss to provide saturated, juicy colour with long wear and a medium shine finish.

Long Wear Lip Veil - $12 - in Nude, Kiss, Rose, Sorbet, Sweet nectar, mauve, Hydrangea and Pomegranate -a light-weight liquid lipstick that offers a sheer veil of long wear colour with a natural finish.

My personal faves include the Blush Stick in Rose for a perfect pop of colour on winter-weary skin and the Lip Creme in Candy - the formula is long wearing without being the least bit sticky!

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

January 29, 2016

Drybar Mr. Incredible The Ultimate Leave-In Conditioner

Drybar Mr. Incredible The Ultimate Leave-In Conditioner - 150g - $33 - a unique, lightweight mist that offers multiple benefits including: preventing breakage, detangling, enhancing shine, repairing dry/damaged hair, softening, conditioning, hydrating, defrizzing, and smoothing for shiny, soft, healthy-looking hair.

With a formula containing acai - which is packed with vitamins and omegas to strengthen the hair's natural moisture barrier; coconut milk - acts as a natural detangling and conditioning agent to instantly smooth hair; biotin - helps prevent breakage and adds body and shine; and the best part, a sensual woods fragrance, featuring notes of ginger, mint and sandalwood so that hair will smell as good as it looks!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - CLEAN Reserve

CLEAN Reserve wants to change the way you experience fragrance with a collection of scents that highlight your individuality. They were created to be dynamic and evoke, not memories of the past, but possibilities and experiences yet to be discovered. Each is linear without much movement from top to bottom, making it ideal for layering and blending -  and possible to have a whole library of fragrances with a few bottles so you can easily change your scent with your mood!

 Available in the collection is:

CLEAN Reserve Blonde Rose - 100ml  EDP - $125 - a sophisticated and feminine- with an edge, floral musk fragrance that is like taking a rose-petal filled bubble bath - with notes of aldehydic watery, rose, peony, jasmine, cedarwood sandalwood and musk and pairs well with Reserve Sueded Oud and Reserve Smoked Vetiver.

Contains sustainable sandalwood from Sri Lanka, where locals with an ancestral understanding of the tree’s properties use ecologically sound harvesting practices to extract the precious oil inside.
CLEAN Reserve Sueded Oud - 100ml EDP - $125 - a sophisticated and sexy woody musk fragrance - with notes of incense oil, blue cypress, birchwood, red pimento, honeysuckle, temple oud, night blooming jasmine, white magnolia, fir balsam, bushman candle, sarcocaulon, soft suede, gold patchouli, black amber, praline, skin musk, olibanum tears and can be paired with all the fragrances in the Reserve collection.

Contains sustainable bushman candle harvested by the nomadic Himbas tribe - continued use of this incredible shrub provides support that allows the tribe to preserve their traditional lifestyle and fosters sustainable plant growth 

CLEAN Reserve Smoked Vetiver - 100ml EDP - $125 - a sweet, smokey woody aromatic unisex fragrance that is rough and tough - with notes of verbena, bamboo leaf, bergamot oil, quince pear, blonde cedarwood, cotton peony, wild moss, gold amber, soft musks, vetiver, clean woods and myrrh and becomes a sensual experience when paired with Reserve Sueded Oud and is also lovely with Blonde Rose and Terra Woods.

Contains sustainable myrrh and vetiver -Himbas women carefully extract the natural resin produced by myrrh trees in Namibia, while Haitian farmers consider vetiver an agricultural treasure and harvest the plant with a focus on reducing soil erosion and increasing yield.

CLEAN Reserve Velvet Flora - 100ml EDP - $125 - an alluring luxurious Oriental woody fragrance made for anyone who has an aura of distinction, confidence, and modernity - with notes of green bergamot, jasmine lily, saffron flower, cedarwood, moss, musk, amber and patchouli and is great paired with Reserve Sueded Oud, Reserve Amber Saffron and Reserve Terra Woods.

Contains sustainable bergamot naturally extracted by the farmers of southern Italy.

CLEAN Reserve Terra Woods - 100ml EDP - $125 - a unique and enticing floral woody fragrance made for those looking to escape the urban jungle - with notes of fresh accord, fresh geranium, jasmine sambac petals, coconut, skin musks, textured woods, tonka bean and Madagascar vanilla and pairs beautifully with Reserve Velvet Flora, Reserve Smoked Vetiver and Reserve Sueded Oud.

Contains sustainable vanilla pods from fertile, ECOCERT-approved plantations in Madagascar to help fund continued education for farmers and their families by supplying school equipment and computers to foster growth and development in this beautiful nation. .

CLEAN Reserve Rain - 100ml EDP - $125 - a fresh and invigorating watery musk that captures the energy of a rainforest and the moment after a fresh rainfall when the air is so pure and fresh, you can actually smell life - with notes of bergamot, moist white flowers, vetiver and patchouli and pairs wonderfully with Reserve Warm Cotton.

Contains responsibly sourced Haitian vetiver, a warm, naturally occurring, fragrant root to the harvest of which benefits the people of Haiti.

CLEAN Reserve Skin - 100ml EDP - $125 - a comforting and inviting floral musk fragrance inspired by the feeling of a warm embrace and a loving touch - with notes of  fresh musks, warm skin accord,copaiba oil, tonka bean and salted praline and smells great with Reserve Rain.

Contains sustainable copaiba oil from communities in the Amazon which provides them with technical and financial support.

CLEAN Reserve Warm Cotton - 100ml EDP - $125 - a clean, warm and soft floral aldehydic that captures the sensation of the  warm-and-fuzzy feeling you get when you put on your favorite sweater straight out of the dryer - with notes of aldehydic ginger, watery ozonic, mint green, pepper floral accord, musk, incense, benzoin and vetiver and layers beautifully with Reserve Rain.

Contains sustainable benzoin harvested by Southeast Asian farmers to ensure only eco-conscious extraction methods are used without harming the tree as part of an ongoing commitment to protecting the crop through education and wide-reaching environmental conservation efforts.

And my personal favourite:

CLEAN Reserve Amber Saffron - 100ml EDP - $125 -  a sexy and intoxicating floral oriental fragrance inspired by the seductive tension that comes from what’s desired and what’s forbidden - with notes of bergamot armoise artemisia, mandarin oil, rose, lily, raspberry, musk, saffron and amber and perfectly layers with Reserve Velvet Flora, Reserve Smoked Vetiver and Reserve Sueded Oud. 

Contains sustainable mandarin oil cultivated in Brazil to support the communities and their livelihoods with financial and environmental assistance, while gaining the highest quality of this prized, uplifting sensual oil.

Everything about the line evokes a feeling of naturalness and simplicity - from the clean lines of the bottles, to the no-nonsense labels to the wood caps - which helps clarify the brand's message of eco-conscious sustainability. But what I especially like is that the line makes it easy to mix and match and create a fragrance that is very individual because who wants to smell like everyone else? Even scents from the collection that I might not care for on their own become something very different and wearable when paired with another scent - making for endless possibilities!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

January 28, 2016

Perk up winter-weary skin with Jergens Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizer!

Has winter got your skin looking dull and lackluster - not to mention dry? Then perk it up with:

Jergens Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizer - 240ml - $6.99, 640ml - $10.99 - deeply conditions dry, dull skin to restore skin's luminosity, enhance sheen and reveal skin that is three times as radiant. 

Thanks to a unique illuminating HydraLucence blend and pure African shea butter - which relieves dryness, replenishes moisture, and improves skin's moisture barrier for beautiful, radiant skin.

The lotion absorbs quickly and leaves skin with a light, fresh scent and no greasy feel - just soft, luminous skin!

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Deep cleanse with a mask from Pai Skincare and Avon!

Pai Skincare Copaiba AHA Deep Cleanse Mask - 75ml - $64 - oily, congested or blemish-prone skin will love the natural anti-bacterial properties in this cooling and calming clay mask that help to clean skin, heal existing blemishes, purify pores without dryness or tightness, rebalance excess oil to fight blemishes and blackheads and clarify and brighten skin tone - all in just 10 minutes.
The formula combines 100% natural and super-gentle fruit acids to brighten skin tone and smooth skin texture by removing dead cells along with Copaiba which helps to draw out impurities, soothing the appearance of breakouts and blemishes.

Skin is left instantly brighter, smoother and healthier looking with any blemishes on their way to being healed.

Visit www.paiskincare.com for more information or to purchase.
Avon Planet Spa Perfecting Purifying Face Mask - 75ml - $10 - with Dead Sea minerals, salt crystals and black mud which are rich in minerals to help detoxify and rejuvenate skin.

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

- Lisamarie -

January 27, 2016

Eye Love Wednesday - Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette - $59 - with 16 heart-shaped, cocoa powder-enriched matte and shimmer eye shades in brights and neutrals including: Almond Truffle, Satin Sheets, Sprinkles, Molasses Chip, Malted, Cashew Chew, Cotton Candy, Café Au Lait, Bordeaux, Mocha, Black Currant, Dark Truffle, Pecan Praline, Totally Fetch, Earl Grey, Divinity

Each shadow is infused with a chocolate-scented, antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder formula and comes in a mirrored compact for easy portability and includes a signature Glamour Guide with three beauty looks to get you started.

I just loves me a Too Faced palette under normal circumstances - but when the shadows are heart-shaped, I lose my freaking mind - this is too adorable for words people!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... L'Occitane Soledad for L'Occitane Delightful Rose Shea Hugs and Kisses

L'Occitane Soledad for L'Occitane Delightful Rose Shea Hugs and Kisses - $24 - includes a 30ml Hand Cream and 12ml Lip Balm in the cutest packaging ever designed by celebrated French illustrator Soledad Bravi, featuring her signature romantic, girlish style making it perfect for Valentine's Day gifting - and one for yourself too of course!

Available now at L'Occitane boutiques across Canada and online at ca.loccitane.com.

- Lisamarie -

January 26, 2016

Crazy for CC - La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Creme

Tired of the endless cycle of having red and irritated skin that you can't cover up with anything because it only makes it even more red and irritated? Problem solved with:

La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Creme - 50ml - $32 - provides instant coverage and dermatological correction of sensitive skin tone colour flaws with complete correction of all types of redness, whatever their origin, frequency or intensity.

With a universal tone and a refreshing, non-greasy texture that glides quickly and streak-free over skin to  blend naturally into fair to medium skin tones and instantly conceals to correct all shades of redness.

Enriched with naturally derived Ambophenol extract, it helps to neutralize redness - while the SPF 30 protects skin from sun damage and irritation. For skin that is left hydrated and feeling soothed with an even looking complexion and visibly corrected redness.

Available at drug stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

KISS Salon Secrets Glitter Science Kit

My favourite beauty products are always one that make me feel like a mad scientist which is exactly the vibe they are going for with:

KISS Salon Secrets Glitter Science Kit - $16.99 - experiment with glitter and create your own glitter polish with an easy-to-use kit that has everything you need to make multi-dimensional coloured glitter polishes.

The kit includes:  
7 multidimensional coloured glitters;  
4 DIY label sheets;
2 bottles of clear nail polish;
Wooden stick;
Mixing Jar;
Shaking Balls

With 7 easy steps to being a creative genius:   

1.    Secure the funnel in the mixing jar
2.    Pour desired glitter combination through funnel,  then shake  
3.    Remove funnel from mixing jar and place over clear polish bottle
4.    Filter glitter mixture through clear polish
5.    Add two shaking balls and mix together
6.    Add a label to the bottle and use on your nails or give as a gift.

Available now at Walmart and London Drugs stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

January 25, 2016

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner - 50ml - $109 - a daily, lightweight lotion that hydrates skin while instantly reducing the appearance of enlarged pores and refining texture for a smooth, even complexion.

the formula contains retinol, known to help improve cell turnover in skin, to leave pores visibly tighter and less noticeable. While patented NIA-114 technology nourishes the moisture barrier to provide visible age fighting efficacy as it limits the sensitivity common to retinol use. The powerfully effective blend purifies and refines both skin tone and texture, while delivering superior age fighting benefits for skin that is left looking mattified, fresher and more youthful.

Products for pores can be frustrating, most of them seem to be aimed towards young, acne prone skin, and contain ingredients - AKA - too much alcohol - that older skin might not appreciate - in this case though the retinol - makes it a great product for skin of all ages!

Available now at Murale stores across Canada and online at murale.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Estée Lauder Sumptuous Knockout Defining Lift and Fan Mascara

Estée Lauder Sumptuous Knockout Defining Lift and Fan Mascara - $31 - with a fiber-rich formula and custom designed brush for lashes that are full, lush and fanned out - it instantly uplifts and separates lashes for a stunning result. 
With an exclusive mix of two carbon black fibers that helps to shape and extend each lash from root to tip – resulting in intense, black lashes. Developed with new elastomer for added length, volume and select blend of polymers for extreme long wearing performance, lashes are sweat and humidity resistant and can extend to their longest and fullest potential. The addition of rich conditioners provide silky, flawless lashes that resist flaking and clumping.
Applied with a patented, custom-designed Clump Separation Brush that grabs, lifts and separates each lash to help prevent clumping. A specially designed spiked tip is the smallest detail with big impact – it’s the solution to building volume to the tiniest hair, in the toughest to reach corners of the eye, leaving no lash behind.
My confession, I have never loved an Estée Lauder mascara - until now that is! My lashes look freaking amazing! The brush is small - making it easy to use and the formula allows you to layer as much as you want without any clumping - put this one on your must try list!

Available now at Hudson’s Bay, Sears, Holt Renfrew, Sephora, Nordstrom and www.esteelauder.ca and Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale beginning February 2016.

- Lisamarie -

January 23, 2016

Renew your glow with Physicians Formula Argan Wear BB Cream, Blush and Bronzer!

Physicians Formula introduces an exotic and luxurious collection of products infused with 100% pure argan oil for a glamorous glow housed inside intricate packaging that pays homage to Morocco's luxurious style with ornate tile patterns, golden tones and nods to architecture.

Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil BB Cream - 35ml - $18.49 - available in Light and Light/Medium - with a weightless formula that glides onto the skin to even out skin tone, conceal flaws and imperfections as well as smooth and refine skin texture without a greasy feel or finish. the luxurious 100% argan oil-infused formula conditions to improve skin's brightness, tone, texture and elasticity while luminous, light-reflecting pigments bestow a skin-perfecting effect with a youthful-looking radiance.

Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Bronzer - $19.99 - in Bronzer and Light Bronzer - gives skin a golden, just-got-back-from-Morocco-glow with an ultra-lightweight and creamy texture and an exotic scent that pampers skin with luminous, light-reflecting pigments that deliver a youthful-looking, glowing complexion and a renewing formula that smoothes the appearance of fine lines, brightens dull, tired skin and renews a look of suppleness while the argan oil delivers instant and lasting hydration for a fresh, sun-kissed finish.

Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush - $15.99 - in Natural and Rose - pampers skin with luminous, light-reflecting pigments that deliver a youthful-looking, glowing complexion and a renewing formula that smoothes the appearance of fine lines, brightens dull, tired skin and renews a look of suppleness while the argan oil delivers instant and lasting hydration for a fresh, blushing glow.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

January 22, 2016

Dry hair is transformed with Aveeno, Mark Anthony and Pantene!

Aveeno Positively Nourishing Moisturize Shampoo & Conditioner - 310ml - $8.99 - nourish and cleanses and they bathes even the driest hair with a fusion of gentle conditioners and moisturizers. Contains an exclusive Active Naturals nourishing wheat complex along with hydrating oat protein to quickly quench the hair, replenishing vital moisture in the weakest parts of the hair that need it most to provide strength, softness and shine with noticeable results in just 3 washes.

At food, drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Marc Anthony Moisturizing Shea Butter & Marula Oil Sulfate Free Shampoo & Conditioner - 250ml - $10.99 - transforms extra dry, brittle, unmanageable hair into beautifully hydrated hair with radiant shine. Revitalizes even the driest, most overworked hair to bring it back to a state of healthy softness, smooth silkiness and balanced hydration.  
Contains rich shea butter and marula oil to smooth and hydrate to fight frizz and breakage along with extra nourishing sweet almond oil to improve the quality of hair, as well as soften and add lustrous shine for hair that looks and feels incredibly healthy, supple and beautiful.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix, Walmart, Loblaws and other retailers across Canada.
Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner - 375ml - $6.99 - locks in moisture, leaving hair soft, manageable, and strong against damage for healthier hair with every wash. Best used daily to nourish hair and keep it feeling moisturized all day

Available at food, drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Needful Things - Diamond Stud Earrings - or the closest thing I can afford - from Birks, Diamonelle and Avon!

In a perfect world, this is what would be gracing my earlobes right now:

Birks Snowflake Cluster Diamond Stud Earrings - $3,495.00 - 18kt white gold snowflake cluster stud earrings have round diamonds with a total carat weight of 0.92ct. and were inspired by the unique silhouettes and intricate shapes of snowflakes and their shimmering sparkle.

Available at Birks stores across Canada.
Sadly it's an imperfect world-  but my ears don't have to be sparkle-less thanks to some clever diamond-looking substitutes like these very classic looking: 

Diamonelle Solitaire Stud Earrings - $129.99 - elegant 4mm round, prong set and faceted Diamonelle studs (that looks like .50 ctw of real diamonds) set in sterling silver rhodium plate.
Available at The Shopping Channel - www.theshoppingchannel.com
Avon Picture Perfect CZ Studs - $19.99 - with princess cut 2ct cubic zirconias in a silvertone setting - I love how antique-y they look!

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

- Lisamarie -

January 21, 2016

Hand Chemistry Retin-Oil - a body skin perfector!

Hand Chemistry Retin-Oil - 100ml - $20 - with a retinoid complex - a multi-vitamin dry body oil, which targets scars, stretch marks, aging dehydrated skin, surface irregularities and discolouration, to show a difference to the skin's surface in just two weeks thanks to a next-generation innovation in Vitamin A technology that helps skin look smoother, and visibly reduces pore size and wrinkles without causing irritation.

This innovative complex also includes Vitamin C to help improve collagen production and sun-induced aging; a unique blend of skin enhancing Amazonian oils that leave a dry and happy protective barrier on the skin's surface; and an oil-derived Deep Sea Algae Complex targets stretch marks. Over time you can look forward to a general improvement in skin's visible condition and texture.

It does a lovely job making everything smooth and lovely so most of the time I say to go ahead and use an oil - even one meant for the body - anywhere you want including the face - this one I wouldn't though - body, hands, even hair it's great but there is something about the dry texture that I just don't like on my face. I didn't find it soaked in as much as I would want a face oil to in order to apply makeup over it so I am keeping this one to use strictly below the neck!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and online at www.deciem.com.

- Lisamarie -

Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick - with swatches!

Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipstick - $34 - in 16 shades: Dream, Hibiscus, Flora, Peony, Magnolia, Lotus, Currant, Willow, Poppy, Iris, Guava, Dahlia, Rosa, Terra, Camellia and Aster - with a moisturizing formula containing botanicals including edelweiss plant to soothe dehydrated lips and a complex of watermelon fruit, lentil and apple extracts to volumize and add maximum hydration with a smooth, satin-glossy finish. 
They have nice pigmentation, shine and lasting power - and I really like the scent which I can't quite put my finger on but I'm guessing it's the apple extract - yummy!

Available now for a limited time from your Arbonne rep - you can locate a consultant or shop online at www.arbonne.ca.

- Lisamarie -

January 20, 2016

Eye Love Wednesday - Annabelle doubles your liquid liner fun with EyeInk2 and Instaglam Kajal!

Annabelle EyeInk2 Liquid Eyeliner Duo - $10.95 - in Black and Brown - offers an ultrafine tip that allows you to create thin, precise lines on one side while the other side has a tip that creates thicker lines. With a fast drying, glossy formula that is water and smudge-proof that lasts up to 10 hours and is suitable for sensitive eyes and contacts lens wearers.

Or if your a total liquid liner spaz like me, you will appreciate this one:

Annabelle EyeInk2 Mistake Proof Eyeliner + Corrector - $10.95 - in Black and Brown - with the same formula and benefits of the duo above - but instead of two liners, one side has a liner and the other has a corrector with a gentle and non-greasy formula to fix mistakes when you make them or to touch up during the day.

Just remember to wipe off the corrector tip with a kleenex every few uses, if it collects too much liner it won't entirely remove any new liner and just kind of move it around.
Annabelle Instaglam Kajal Eyeliner + Kajal - $12.95 - in Black - with a marker tip on one end perfect for using across the lashline for an incredibly fluid application and a Kajal on the other end, just what you need for the waterline to create a bold smoldering look.

Available at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Creme!

Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Creme - 50ml - $62 - hydrates deeply, visibly reduces lines and wrinkles and smoothes texture while you sleep.

What makes this different from your run-of-the-mill night cream is the potent formula including: an alpha hydroxy complex - which penetrates skin deeper to support natural cell turnover for softer, smoother skin; a multi-fruit AHA complex - with a concentrated blend of five naturally occurring AHA’s: bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange and lemon - that work to boost skin elasticity and exfoliate by weakening bonds of dead skin cells so they can be shed from skin’s surface; evening primrose oil - provides very high levels of the essential fatty acid - omega-6 to nourish and strengthen skin; along with shea butter - to moisturize the hell out of everything - all making it so that you can wake up to dramatically softer, smoother, younger-looking skin.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

January 19, 2016

Conceal, brighten and perfect with Sephora, Smashbox and Hard Candy!

Sephora Bright Future Gel-Serum Concealer - $17 - in an impressive array of 20 shades with a lightweight 21% pigment formula featuring brightening properties perfect for the under eye area that won't settle into fine lines and a unique domed applicator that makes applying it easy. It's infused with pineapple ceramide, which helps to improve skin texture and promote brightness. The formula is buildable in color and coverage without adding texture due to the high level of pigments.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
Smashbox 24 Hour CC Spot Concealer - $29 - in 8 shades: Fair, Fair Light, Light, Light Neutral, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Dark and Dark - a treatment and concealer in one with a water, transfer and sweat-proof, full-coverage formula containing Photoset Polymers, created with medical-grade liquid bandage technology, which adheres and blends with the skin to instantly covers dark spots, sun spots and post-acne marks, while also reducing the look of them over time - with results in just four weeks and features a micro-precision applicator for easy, exact application.

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix, Murale, Sephora and online at smashbox.com.
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Eye Brightening Concealer - $6.98 - in 3 shades: Radiance, Light and Medium - with a medium coverage formula that offers 10 instant beauty benefits in one including: reducing puffiness; diffusing shadows; softening wrinkles; evening skintone; eliminating dark circles; bluring lines; brightening; concealing; correcting; and lifting for a refreshed, radiant complexion.

Available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Misslyn Viva la Diva Collection - with swatches!

Misslyn Viva La Diva Nail Polish Collection - $9.99 - in 5 shades: Floral Ornament, Speed Dating, Love Affair, Baby Girl and Starfish - with a colourful palette inspired by Italian women - and are free of everything you don't want or need in your polish including DBP, toluene and formaldehyde.
Baby Girl
Speed Dating

Also available in the collection are a couple of textured top coats in Primavera and Amore along with ring tattoos.
Available February 28th until March 26th exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

January 18, 2016

Fast-acting breakout help from Avon, Olay and Proactiv +!

Avon Clearskin Blemish Clearing Overnight Treatment - 50ml - $7.99 - helps treat and prevent blemishes while you sleep with 2% salicylic acid that you use every night as a spot treatment or all over the face to help prevent future breakouts and help fade the look of acne marks and redness but won't dry out skin.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
Olay Fresh Effects Clear Skin Spot Zinger! 2-in-1 Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment - 15ml - $12.99 - an oil-free treatment with essences of citrus and mint along with 2% salicylic acid to improve the look of blemishes in just 10 minutes with a fine tip that lets you to target blemishes individually to instantly treat and beautifiers to blur to instantly improve skin’s appearance.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Proactiv + Emergency Blemish Relief - 9.45g x 2 - $46 - instantly delivers an extra dose of micro-crystal benzoyl peroxide to help fight stubborn blemishes and kill acne-causing bacteria on contact with an  invisible, oil-free formula fortified with soothing botanical ingredients to help moisturize and calm irritated skin.

Available online at www.proactiv.com.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara

Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara - $10.99 - a volumizing mascara for dense, supple lashes.
With a fanned reservoir brush that captures every lash and fans them to extremity.
And a conditioning formula with a blend of saffron, rose hip and argan oils that leaves lashes feeling lush.
The result is lush, feathery lashes - we warned though, it's a very wet formula that will get all over your skin if you rush so be sure to give it a minute to dry before excessive blinking!

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

January 16, 2016

All the best of chocolate without the calories from Too Faced, Clinique, Bobbi Brown and Demeter!

Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Metallic Lipstick - $25 - in 6 cocoa-powder infused shades: Chocolate Milkshake, Chocolate Honey, Chocolate Cherries, Metallic Chocolate Diamonds, Metallic Frozen Hot Chocolate, Metallic Candy Bar - that comfortably coats lips with bursts of high-impact, saturated colour and rich shine, while an innovative, angled velvet tip allows for precise application.  Infused with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and a mood-boosting chocolate scent, these lipsticks leave lips saturated with color while offering comfortable, flexible and cushiony wear.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
Clinique All About Shadow Quad in Pink Chocolate - $35 - in four complimentary colors that allows you to create a variety of looks, from natural to dramatic with crease and fade resistant shades that are ophthalmologist tested for contact lens wearers and those with sensitive eyes. The set includes a mirrored compact with illustrated instructions plus two sponge-tip applicators.

Available at Clinique counters across Canada.
Bobbi Brown Dark Chocolate Eye Set - $70 - includes Truffle Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick - glides on tug free and won't crease, flake or fade; Black Chocolate Long-Wear Eye Pencil - creases a rich, precise, long-lasting line and Black Chocolate Extreme Party Mascara - for high-volume lashes that remain flexible through eight hours of comfortable, conditioning, flake-free wear - to help you create subtle-to-sultry eye looks in deep brown shades.

Available exclusively at sephora.ca.
Demeter Chocolate Covered Cherries - 30ml EDT - $20 - with all the sweet-deliciousness of the real thing that will have you smelling good enough to nibble on!

Available at www.demeterfragrance.com.

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