October 31, 2016

Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer and Eye Creme

Tata Harper introduces something new and luminous for your skin - a luxurious complexion-perfecting moisturizer and eye cream with a soft-focus luminescence using real diamond dust for a highlighting effect.

Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer - 30ml - $113 - a luxurious complexion-perfecting moisturizer enriched with diamond dust and a special blend of minerals to impart a subtle, soft-focus luminescence to work on fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, dullness and uneven texture. It instantly illuminates subtle contours with light for skin that has the plump, glowing look of youth. Contains hyaluronic acid and Spanish lavender oil that work together to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and hydrate for fresh, glowing skin, while buckbean extract visibly firms and lifts.

Wear it as or with your regular moisturizer to provide  beautiful, soft luminescence or just use it in select places for spot highlighting or strobing.

Tata Harper Illuminating Eye Creme - 15ml - $127 -  a luxurious eye cream enriched with diamond dust and a special blend of minerals to impart a subtle, soft-focus luminescence to the delicate eye area to work on fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. It instantly illuminates the eye area with light for skin that has the plump, glowing look of youth. Contains hyaluronic acid, Spanish lavender oil, and date palm kernel extract that work together to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and hydrate for fresh, glowing skin, while buckbean extract visibly firms and lifts.

It provides a beautiful, soft luminescence when worn around the eyes - that can be worn alone, with another eye cream or dabbed on top of foundation for extra glow.

As well, both products contain The Tata Harper Estate Grown Beauty Complex - a blend of five nutrient dense, organic herbs that are infused into each and every one of Tata’s hand-batched products. The five herbs complex of: arnica montana, calendula, borage, meadowsweet, and alfalfa - delivers oxygen, vitamins  and nutrients, supporting microcirculation and encouraging natural, healthy cell regeneration for radiant and glowing skin.

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara - $10.99 - for pushed up lashes with a winged look
The push-up wing brush has a wing-like curve that features a strategic blend of short and long bristles - the shorter volumizes lashes from the root upward, while the longer ones stretch each hair and sweeps sweeps them to the side..

With a washable formula that holds the lifted wing look in place before you can bat an eye. 
There's a learning curve (ha ha) to the brush - really less brush and more comb - I kept holding it backwards, making it fairly useless - once you get the hang of it though it does give some great results that thanks to the brush design, it is hard to get clumps even if you try!
Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
- Lisamarie - 

October 29, 2016

Needful Things - Tarte Pretty Painbox Collector's Makeup Case

Tarte Pretty Painbox Collector's Makeup Case - $77 - a custom print, full-size case that includes a built-in eye shadow palette with 24 brilliant, limited-edition shades, including warm neutrals and avant-garde bolds with mixed matte and micro-metallic finishes and include: Glitter Glue, Nude, Bronze Casting, Silhoutte, Waterlines, van Gogh With It, Metal Work, Charcoal Sketch, Pearl Earring, Frameworthy, First Impression, Starry Night, Fresco, Hearts & Crafts, Selfie Portrait, One Too Manet, Porcelain Dali, Monochrome, Hot MoMa, Stained Glass, Pastel, I Lourve It, Get Surreal, Still Life; as well as Tartiest Lash Paint Mascara in Black; So Fine Micro Liner in Black and Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Ovbi - warm nude. The case also includes a limited-edition, four-piece cheek palette to contour, highlight, and accentuate cheeks across all skintones of Amazonian Clay Blush in Moment - coral; Amazonian Clay Highlighter in Authentic - champagne; Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Unique - shimmer and Provacative - matte contour . There’s added storage in the mirrored case so you stow away the rest of your beauty musts all in one place.

Whether you're looking for a starter set for someone new to makeup or a gift for the Tarte lover in your life you can't go wrong with this - and seriously, if the print doesn't make you happy, you must be a monster - and of course, don't forget to pick up one for yourself too!

Available now for a limited time at Sephora and sephora.ca - don't wait, this one is going to sell out!

- Lisamarie -

October 28, 2016

Restore smooth sleek fluid beauty to the hair with Nexxus Oil Infinite!

Nexxus introduces the Oil Infinite line - designed to replenish and deeply nourish each hair strand with a  formulation of  100% Elastin Protein along with natural Babassu and Marula oils, known for their antioxidant properties, that helps seal in luminosity and radiant shine and works to renew hair texture and restore smooth, sleek, fluid beauty.

Available in the collection:

Oil Infinite Shampoo - 400ml - $14.99 -with a silicone-free formula that richly cleanses, replenishing lipids and nourishing hair from within to make it manageable, less prone to breakage and smooth and shiny.

Oil Infinite Conditioner - 400ml - $17.99 - seals in nourishment, rich luminosity and restores the protective barrier leaving hair fortified, balanced and hydrated without weighing it down.

Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil - 100ml - $19.99 - formulated with a rich 6 oil blend including Macadamia oil, pure Amazonian Babassu Oil which has been used for generations as a rich emollient, and African Marula Oil renowned for its healing properties. This rich versatile oil infusion encapsulates hair, nourishes deep within and replenishes the lipid layer on the surface for restored natural resilience for hair that is regenerated, healthy looking, fortified, shiny and manageable - that flows smoothly and moves like liquid gold.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum Intense

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum Intense - 30ml EDP - $86, 50ml EDP - $117, 100ml EDP - $160 -  a gourmet fragrance much sweeter than its predecessors with top notes of candyfloss accord, vanilla and Bulgarian rose essence; a fruity heart of bilberry and fresh bergamot; and base notes of patchouli, white musk and sandalwood.

The fragrance comes in a deep blue bottle of the distinctive La Petite Robe Noir design, with this little black dress being in the style of Marilyn Monroe.

For me, the scent is the perfect combination of sweet and fruity - with a warm finish - perfect for these cold fall days!

Available now at the Toronto Guerlain boutique and select Guerlain counters across Canada including Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques and Hudson's Bay.

And what goes better with a little black dress then a sky blue nail polish - La Petite Robe Noire Deliciously Shiny Nail Color in Denim Jacket - $27 - available at the Toronto Guerlain boutique and select Guerlain counters across Canada.
Guerlain Master Perfumer, Thierry Wasser is the creator behind the La Petite Robe Noire collection and was in town during the summer for the press launch of the fragrance - where in his delicious accent he described the fragrance as the "yummiest" of all the collection. Yes, I took this picture and really was that close to him and no, I was too star-struck to actually talk to him, just being in his presence was enough for this fan-girl.... maybe next time...

- Lisamarie -

October 27, 2016

Avon Planet Spa Pampering Chocolate Collection

Avon Planet Spa introduces their Pampering Chocolate collection with cocoa extract - the perfect way to slather your body in chocolate without the mess - the collection includes:

Body Whip - 200ml - $12 - a delicious chocolate scented whip that leaves skin feeling luxuriously smooth and conditioned.

Body Wash - 200ml - $9 - with rich, chocolate-scented lather that leaves skin feeling shower-fresh and soft.

Face Mask - 100ml - $10 - a chocolate-scented moisturizing mask that can be used 1-2 times a week to  leave skin feeling hydrated and smooth.

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

- Lisamarie -

Fresh Sugar Cream Lip Treatment - with swatches!

Fresh Sugar Cream Lip Treatment - $29 - in 3 shades: Pink, Buff and Blush - that offer all the benefits of lip colour and skin care in one creamy, cushiony formula that coats lips with dewy translucent colour and a touch of iridescence, while providing six-hour moisture. The formula is enriched with sugar, a natural humectant, antioxidant-rich vitamins C and E and a moisturizing blend of oils that leave lips soft, smooth and nourished.

I love the metal paint tubes they come in, it really gives that artistic feel! As you can see there isn't a big difference between the shades, or at least not on my lips - Blush shows up best on my lips and is the one I have been reaching for most - with the weather turning colder, having colour and moisture in one is just what my lips need now!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

October 26, 2016

Eye Love Wednesday - Kajal liners from Clinique, Physicians Formula and Estée Edit!

My eyes tend to tear a lot so I avoid wearing eyeliner since it never ends up staying on for long - that is until I discovered kajals - eyeliners mainly made with natural ingredients and packed with pigments for dramatic results that are easy even on the most sensitive peepers - and have such great staying power you can even use them on your waterline! A few I am loving right now include:

Clinique High Impact Custom Black Kajal - $21 - in 5 shades: Blackened Black, Blackened Black Honey, Blackened Brown, Blackened Blue and Blackened Green - a pigment-packed pencil for kicked-up eye drama that delivers rich, dark colour with 12 hour hold and is formulated to resist smudging, sweat, humidity and water.

Available at Clinique counters across Canada.
Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Kohl Kajal Eyeliner - $12.99 - in Ultra Black - luxurious, intense and richly-pigmented to create the most dramatic and exotic eye look. Infused with 100% Pure Argan Oil to nourish and condition, it glides-on effortlessly for dramatic definition and inner rim intensity with a high-performance formula that has 24 hour wear and is 100% waterproof.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
The Estée Edit Inside Track Eye Kajal - $26 - in 4 dual-ended, perfectly paired shade combinations: Extreme Black/Gunmetal, Bold Bordeaux/Urban Nude, Twisted Teal/Tarnished Gold and Navy Brat/Baby Blue - with a super-creamy, ultrasoft, stunningly smooth formula that glides on like a fluid, depositing extreme pigment in just one sweep - even on the waterline. Ultra-blendable for a stunning smoky eye, it’s easily to smudge with your fingers or a brush.

Available exclusively at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Seche Vive Radiant Gel Effect Top Coat!

Love the look of gel manicures but hate how much effort they are to remove? Then fake the effect with:

Seche Vive Radiant Gel Effect Top Coat - 14ml - $12.99 - with a luxuriously thick formula and mirror-like shine that mimics the look of an expensive gel manicure without the need for LED or UV lamps. The unique formula is dry to the touch in minutes, and is easily removed with acetone or non-acetone polish removers.

Available now at Loblaws, Lawtons, London Drugs, Rexall and Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

October 25, 2016

Cover FX Perfect Light Highlighting Powder

Cover FX Perfect Light Highlighting Powder - $42 - in 3 brilliant global shades: Sunlight - soft gold glow, Candlelight - shimmering golden bronze, Moonlight - soft silvery glow - a silky, pressed highlighting powder with a creamy texture that makes it super-blendable and ultra fine pearls that ensure a refined glow that softens the appearance of skin and blurs imperfections for a striking glow or soft-focus effect.

The talc and fragrance-free formula is enriched with antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E and green tea extract to help neutralize free radical damage; vitamin F to hydrate and the mica is coated with amino acids to hydrate skin leaving it feeling hydrated, comfortable and balanced so even dry skin types will love it.

The shades are all lovely but keep in mind if you are fair that the bronze shade will make a better bronzer then highlighter - it's really a better highlighter for darker skin!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Beautylicious returns to Yorkville for it's eighth beautiful year!

Toronto spa lovers, It's Beautylicious time again and this year, its 8th, it's bigger and better than ever!

For those not familiar with what it is, many of the salons and spas in the Bloor-Yorkville area offer consumers set value-priced packages and services for a set period of time. There is a wide array of hair, spa, skin and health & wellness service packages available at four set prices - $30, $50, $75 and $125 in four categories: hair (hair/colour/cut/style); spa (includes massage and/or facial and/or mani/pedi); skin (non-invasive procedures including Botox, Restylane or chemical peel); and Health & Wellness (nutrition services, dental, chiropractic services). It's a great way to try out new places and services and score amazing deals!

There are too many packages for me to even begin to tell you about but you can find all the event info at www.bloor-yorkville.com with details of all the participating spas and salons as well as the packages available.

This year I was treated to a Orange Spice Pumpkin & Polish Pedicure at the Stillwater Spa, Park Hyatt Hotel - 4 Avenue Road - 416-926-2389 - that involves a custom blended spicy organic puree of pumpkin, nutrient rich mud combined with whipped honey sea salts in an invigorating exfoliation treatment that left my feet glowing and spicy fresh! And maybe craving a Pumpkin Spiced Latte… Ask for Natasha, she was amazing!

I have also enjoyed many Beautylicious services over the years and here are a few places I really liked who are participating again this year:

Marc Anthony Salon - 38 Avenue Road - 416-413-1521 has an amazing $125 offering of colour, partial highlights and cut with Executive Hair Designer Felor Davachi. You can read about my haircut there with Byron here.

Pure + Simple - 41 Avenue Road - 416-924-6555 - is offering a Skin Awakening Facial for $125 - I've had the deluxe sea salt microdermabrasion which is wonderful so I'm intrigued by this! You can read the review here.

and don't miss out on seeing Dr. Cory Torgerson - Facial Cosmetic Surgery - 70 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 31 - 647-343-0207 - who is offering 20% off SculpSure - the latest and greatest in fat reduction and non-surgical liposuction without the scary bruising of CoolSculpting!

What I also think sounds interesting :

The Brow House - 80 Scollard Street - 647-351-7078 - is offering a $75 Triple Threat including expert shaping, brow and lash tinting - for the perfect no-makeup look!

OxyBeauty - 14A Hazelton Avenue, Suite 304 - 416-929-4597 - has an Jet Peel Wrinkle Reduction and Skin Rejuvenation Treatment for $75 that sounds amazing

Kim Du Salon - 1300 Bay Street - 647-388-8713 - $50 will score you a wash, scalp massage, power-dose treatment and blow-dry - they had me at scalp massage!

Check it out at www.bloor-yorkville.com and get booking, it runs to October 30th!

- Lisamarie -

October 24, 2016

Dr. Roebuck's Ultimate Hydrating Serum and Revense Aging Serum

Dr. Roebuck's introduces two new serums with their own unique active ingredients and benefits to help with hydrating and anti-aging.

Both serums are infused with a powerful base - the exclusive CNYouthMolecule to restore and boost skin with a blend of carnosine, hyaluronic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E - that increases skin collagen production, improves the appearance of sun damage, reduces the density of deep wrinkles and increases hydration.

Dr. Roebuck's Ultimate Hydrating Serum - 30ml - $79.95 - with a concentrated formula of active ingredients including creatine, ubiquinone, vitamin B3 and aloe vera to boost skin for maximum hydration that results in not only improving skin moisture and elasticity but it also replenishes and protects the skin's moisture barrier.

Dr. Roebuck's Reverse Aging Serum - 30ml - $79.95 - with a concentrated formula of active ingredients including creatine, gatuline in-tense, vitamin B3, evening primrose oil, borage seed oil and aloe vera to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that results in more radiant skin and diminishes the appearance of aging.

I like a serum on its own in warm weather but with winter coming, these are even better under a moisturizer - for a really intense treatment, apply the serum, let it soak in and then apply a generous layer of moisturizer - Dr. Roebuck's Pure is great for this - to help hold the serum on the skin and enhance the effect!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart and Murale stores across Canada and online at beautyboutique.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Must have products for combination skin from Neutrogena, Nip + Fab, Covergirl and Avon!

If you find cleansing combo skin frustrating because your skin ends up feeling either too dry or not clean:

Neutrogena Facial Original Cleansing Bar - 100g - $7.99 - offers pure, gentle and effective cleaning that won't dry out, irritate or leave filmy residue to clog pores and because it contains no detergents, dyes or preservatives, it returns skin to its normal pH in just one minute longer than if the skin had been washed with pure water. The 8% glycerin facilitates moisture retention to keep skin from feeling tight after washing.

This is also my favourite cleanser to use with my Clarisonic - unlike liquid cleansers that you pour on and get lost in the brush, you can rub your brush directly on the bar to get full cleansing benefits!

Available at food, drug and mass retailers across Canada.
If you're looking for an easy way to get all the  toning benefits without stripping the skin:

Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix Toning Pads - 60 pads - $12.95 - infused with skin healing ingredients Witch Hazel and Propolis which tighten pores and deep cleanse the complexion of daily dirt, helping to boost skin clarity and the effectiveness of products to follow; allantoin to provide a natural protectant for the skin and encourage cell generation; while Bee Venom works to plump the skin, while filling fine lines and smoothing the skin.

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
If you're tired of foundation sliding off the oily areas of your face:

Covergirl TruBlend Face Primer Combo Skin - 30ml - $11.99 - with a balancing formula that creates a smooth surface for foundation application while extending the wear but not clogging pores.
Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
For those daytime touch-ups:

Avon Pro Blotting Paper Compact - 80 sheets - $7.00 - banish shine on the go without messing up your makeup - the papers are picked up by a clever sponge applicator that keeps your fingers off your face and the papers are housed in a refillable portable compact with mirror to make touch-ups easy!

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

- Lisamarie -

October 22, 2016

Guerlain Holiday Makeup Collection 2016 by Natalia Vodianova

Guerlain's Shalimar muse, Natalia Vodianova has teamed up with Creative Director, Olivier Echaudemaison to bring to life a holiday makeup collection inspired by the sumptuousness and riches of Imperial India. With colours that mirror those of precious metals and stones and the luxe packaging that makes me covet every single item, this is a holiday collection worth putting on your Christmas list!
Meteorites Perles de Legende Light-Revealing Pearls of Powder - $79 - with a gold and blue designed box reminiscent of Indian jewellery boxes - containing pink pearls - to enhance the natural colour of the cheeks; blue pearls - to correct uneven skin tone; and gold pearls to warm up the skin.

Souffle d'Or de Shalimar Perfumed Iridescent Body and Hair Powder - $105

Rouge G Exceptional Complete Lip Colour - $61
Terracotta Terra India Shimmering Bronzing Powder - $64
L'Or Eyeliner Felt Eyeliner Sparkling Gold - $42

Ecrin Shalimar Precious Eyeshadows Gold and Sapphire Shades - $51

Precious Light Pearly Pink Illuminator - $62

KissKiss Creamy Shaping Lip Colour 563 Indian Pink - $43 - warm intense fuchsia

Available November 1st at Guerlain counters across Canada - all the items are limited edition so if there's anything you love (I know, dumb) don't wait to grab it up!

- Lisamarie -

October 21, 2016

#MakeItMassive with TIGI Bed Head Fully Loaded!

TIGI Bed Head introduces something new to give limp locks volume memory you can see and feel:

Fully Loaded Massive Volume Shampoo - 250ml - $19.25 - gives limp, flat hair a boost as you wash with innovative uploader technology- which gives hair volume memory as you dry your hair into your volumized style and helps create body that can be 'remembered' later in the day - for volume you can see and feel.

Fully Loaded Volumizing Conditioning Jelly - 200ml - $21 - uses fiber-thickening technology which absorbs into hair strands leaving them bigger, fatter and moisturized - for softened strands that are pumped up.

Available now at salons across Canada - check out www.bedhead.com - to find one near you.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - L'Occitane Arlésienne 2016

L'Occitane has done a reboot of their much loved Arlesienne fragrance -  inspired by the ribbon tradition in Arles, and the beauty of Provence -  just in time for the holidays:

L'Occitane Arlésienne - 75ml EDT - $75, 250ml Shower Gel - $32, 250ml Beauty Milk - $44 - a delicate, yet bold floral fragrance with top notes of spicy saffron and bergamot; heart notes of velvety rose and violet; and base notes of enveloping white musk and sandalwood.

It's a refined floral scent - the violet notes make it interesting, along with a touch of spiciness so it's not too girly. I especially love the clean lines and heft of the bottle - while the floral etching on the bottom is a feminine surprise!

If you like to layer your fragrance or just love a deal there are also a couple of sets available:

Arlésienne Collection Set - $90 - includes: 75ml EDT, 250ml Shower Gel, 75ml Body Milk, 50g Soap and 10ml Hand Cream.

Arlésienne Travel Set - $26 - includes: 7.5ml EDT, 12ml Lip Gloss and 30ml Hand Cream.

Available later this month at L'Occitane boutiques across Canada and online at loccitane.ca.

- Lisamarie -

October 20, 2016

Discover the power of precious oils with Avon Skin So Soft Supreme Nourishment Triple Phase Body Oil!

Avon Skin So Soft Supreme Nourishment Triple Phase Body Oil - 180ml - $22 - contains 3 oils: argan, babassu and macadamia - that work together in 1 unique formula to nourish and moisturize the skin for an instant feeling of touchable softness that lasts throughout the day.

Shake to blend all three oils and massage into cleansed, damp skin to protect and hydrate skin and leave is smelling great. I like that you can actually visibly see the 3 layers - which all have their own purpose:

Top layer : Moisture-supplement layer acts like skin's natural oils to nourish.

Middle layer : Protective layer helps seal in moisture and lock it in all day.

Bottom layer : Moisture-boosting layer for rich, instant hydration.

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

- Lisamarie -

Maybelline Shine Shot Lip Topcoat

Been wondering what you are going to do with that wardrobe of matte lipsticks that are all the rage today but likely to be out of style in a season or two? No need to chuck them, it's easy to change their look with:

Maybelline Shine Shot Lip Topcoat - $11.99 - available in two finishes: Glassy Shine Lip Topcoat - a clear crystalline gloss with a wax-free formula that offers ultimate shine clarity for a truly mirror-like effect; and Prismatic Lip Topcoat - a luxed-up rose gold that imparts a warm metallic sheen.

Wear either alone or over any lip shade to add over-the-top luster. For a truly plumping effect, dot the Illuminating Lip Topcoat in the middle of lips as a 3D highlight.
I love the way this looks! Shine Shot Prismatic Lip Topcoat over Maybelline Loaded Bolds Lipstick in Nude Thrill - not my lips, photo courtesy of Maybelline.

Available now at drug and mass market retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

October 19, 2016

Eye Love Wednesday - Caryl Baker Brow Beauty Blitz Collection

Caryl Baker introduces 4 new fab brow fixers to enhance, define, shape and style perfect arches like a pro! With vitamin C & E infused formulas that are pigment perfected and performance enhanced. Including:

Brow Ink - $23 - in Blonde and Brunette - with an ink-like formula that  is long-wearing and colour rich to provide uniform and effortless application while shaping coarse strays. It dries to a water resistant finish thanks to a film forming polymer system that imparts lasting adhesion without flaking or smudging

Brow Balm - $24 - in Blonde, Brunette and Deep Brunette - defines, sculpts and fills for fuller, natural looking brows. The luxurious, smudge-proof-formula glides on and blends seamlessly to create perfectly arched brows that stay in place all day.

Precision Brow Pencil - $27 - in Blonde and Brunette - a micro precision brow pencil, with a built in grooming brush that offers controlled brow filling and lining to quickly and effortlessly impact fuller, natural looking brows. With an easy to blend formula that lasts for up to 10 hours and creates polished, better defied brows

Brow Highlighter - $23 - in Champagne Pink and Matte Beige - glides on easily to brighten and highlight brows, instantly creating an eye-opening, brow-lifted look.

Available now at Caryl Baker Visage Face Spas across Canada and online at carylbakervisage.com.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Kat Von D Lock-It Brushes!

Kat Von D introduces a new line of  four Lock-It brushes designed with high-quality synthetic bristles and a sleek (and slightly scary looking) stiletto handle - inspired by a witch's broomstick - to provide an ergonomic grip for ultimate control and also doubles as a mixing tool.

I've always used synthetic brushes for wet products like foundation but have never found one that I liked as much as natural bristles for powders - that is until I tried these ones! They are so fluffy that you would never know they weren't real hair! The animals thank you and so will your face once you try out:

Lock-It Setting Powder Brush - $47 - the ultimate loose powder brush for setting and perfecting - that features a perfectly rounded shape and long, tapered soft, synthetic bristles for efficient-yet-seamless, all-over setting. The fluffy density optimizes the dispersion of loose powder across the face to lightly and evenly blur imperfections and smooth skin's texture.

Lock-It Precision Powder Brush - $38 - a first-of-its-kind powder brush with a rounded silhouette and flat profile that give you the precise angles and edges to focus product exactly where you want it, in areas other brushes can't reach. It's custom-shaped to fit perfectly into the under eye area, the density and shape that allows you to pack on loose powder, and also buff it off - two essential steps to a flawless, brightened under eye or can also be paired with your favorite highlighter for precision strobing.

Lock-It Edge Foundation Brush - $43 - a high-performance foundation brush with an exclusive sculpted shape that conforms to the unique curves and contours of your face. The brush's perfectly symmetrical tapered bristles and consistent density allow you to reach every corner of the face, from every angle, for 360 degrees of precise, even blending and seamlessly blend foundation into skin for buildable, medium-to-full coverage.

Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush - $30 - a high-performance concealer brush with an exclusive sculpted shape to seamlessly blend under eye concealer and instantly cover blemishes. Its smaller head size nestles perfectly into the under eye area, and also concentrates coverage over blemishes and spots on the face while the symmetrical tapered bristles and an all-over and consistent, medium density delivers 360 degrees of precise, even blending.

Available now exclusively at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie - 

October 18, 2016

NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo

NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo - $52 - in 3 ultra-portable shade duos:

Copacabana/Sidari Beach - shimmering pink silver/rose bronze

Hot Sand/Laguana - peach champagne/bronzed brown

Playa Flamenco/Oahu - sparkling soft gold/deep bronze

Offer two effects in one easy tube: the darker shade blends effortlessly to create contour that enhances the face's natural features; while the illuminating shade provides sheer colour to illuminate the high points of the face. They can be used on eyes, lips, cheeks or anywhere else you can think of. The formula is also very buildable making it very easy to get just a hint of colour or major effect depending on how much you layer!

Available now exclusively at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

imPRESS Press On Manicure Fall Collection

imPRESS Press On Manicure - $9.99 - in 4 new styles for fall: Bells & Whistles, Boogie Down, Harlem Shake and Gossip Girl - helps you achieve a salon perfect manicure in seconds - no dry time, no mess, just peel off and press on!

I especially love the ombre design with the polka dot accent - do I lie to people and say they are my natural nails that I painted myself? I might...

Available now at Jean Coutu, London Drugs and Walmart.

- Lisamarie -

October 17, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask - 100ml - $31.00 - use overnight to replenish skin - contains avocado and apricot kernel oil to instantly quench skin with deeply satisfying moisture while Japanese seaweed helps repair skin’s barrier to prevent future moisture loss. Skin awakens refreshed, replenished and ready to face the day.

In support of The Estée Lauder Companies’ BCA Campaign, Origins will donate $5.00 from the purchase price of each Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, with a maximum donation of $40,000, to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Available now at Hudson’s Bay, Sephora, select Shoppers Drug Mart stores and online at  www.origins.ca until December 31st or while supplies last.

- Lisamarie -

Needful Things - Goody Clean Radiance Brushes!

Goody Clean Radiance Brushes - a line of brushes that feature copper bristles which massage the scalp and work through the hair to reduce buildup and restore hair's natural moisture balance.

Available in the collection are a Paddle Brush - $17.99, Oval Cushion Brush - $17.99 and Styler Brush - $14.99 - all of which offer a flexible cushion pad for added comfort while brushing.

The big benefit of course is less buildup in the hair will leave hair looking healthier and with regular use, more radiant!

Available now at Walmart, Loblaws, Jean Coutu and London Drugs stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

October 15, 2016

Pores disappear with amazing products from Bioré, NeoStrata and The Estée Edit!

Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleanser - 200ml - $10.99 - uses the power of baking soda to deep clean - removing dirt and impurities from the pores while naturally exfoliating away dead cells to reveal smooth, healthy-looking skin. Gentle enough to use everyday but also tough enough to make combination skin look beautifully balanced.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
NeoStrata Pore Minimizing Anti-Shine Hydrating Gel - 50ml - $29 - great for combination to oily skin to refine skin texture, hydrate and instantly reduce shine for a mattifying effect that lasts up to 8 hours. Contains 3% p-Refinyl - a botanical extract that refines skin texture and tightens dilated pores; 5% Matmarine - absorbs excess sebum to reduce shine and provide visible mattifying effect; and botanical extracts - to hydrate skin without adding a shiny finish. Over time, shine and pore size is also visibly reduced to help skin look great even when you have nothing on it!

Available at drugstores across Canada.
The Estée Edit Pore Vanishing Stick - 7g - $34 - glides on to blur the look of pores, even out skintone and minimize shine and oil. It has a dual-action formula - with an outer core of oil-absorbing powders and an inner core with a sheer pigment that fits all skintones. Portable and easy to apply, it can be used alone for a natural-looking, flawless finish, as a shine-busting primer under makeup or over makeup anytime during the day to refresh

Available exclusively at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

October 14, 2016

Sephora Dry Clean Dry Shampoo

Sephora Dry Clean Dry Shampoo - 50g - $18 - a revitalizing dry shampoo with volumizing properties that quickly revitalizes and removes excess oil for hair that feels fresh with added body and texture. Contains nourishing abyssinian seed oil to condition the hair and scalp leaving it soft, lustrous and healthy; kaolin mineral clay to create a shine-free, matte texture; and corn and tapioca starch to eliminate oil and odours while instantly adding volume and texture to any hair type.

Dry shampoos are a beauty staple for me and my fine hair - and what is especially great about this one is the packaging - it's small making it easy to fit into my purse or gym bag and plastic which makes it light - and I don't have to worry about it denting!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Coach Eau De Parfum

Coach Eau De Parfum - 50ml EDP - $90, 90ml EDP - $115 - a floriental fruity scent inspired by the spontaneous energy and chic downtown style of New York City with a top note of bright, sparkling raspberry; a heart of creamy Turkish roses; and a base of sensual suede musk.

The fragrance is advertised as being full of contrasts and it is but in a very subtle and relaxing way - the notes kind of meld together so I'm never quite sure what I am smelling - but it smells really good!

Most of all, I love the bottle, it's heavy and substantial - and the horse and carriage engraving gives it a timeless look - and in case you forget what it is, the brand's distinctive hangtag in ebony leather and gilt metal will remind you in the nicest way.

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

- Lisamarie -

October 13, 2016

Avon Skin So Soft Wintersoft Collection

Get skin ready for winter with Avon Skin So Soft Wintersoft Collection -  formulated with hydroseal complex, featuring vitamin E, shea butter and babassu oil to treat try winter skin - along with the inviting scent of sandalwood and sensual jasmine to warm up your senses!

Available in the collection:

Body Cream - 200ml - $10 - offers luscious 24-hour moisturization to nourish and soften skin.

Hydrating Body Wash - 350ml - $10 - with creamy lather that hydrates skin and renews radiance.

Nourishing Hand Cream - 100ml - $6 - absorbs quickly to moisturize for 24+ hours leaving skin feeling silky smooth.

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

- Lisamarie -

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour - with swatches!

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour - $43 - in 8 shades: 140 Amoureux, 142 Creatif, 144 Vivant, 146 Seduisant, 148 Libere, 150 Luxuriant, 152 Choquant, 154 Experimente - with intense and luminous colour due to its fine and dense pigments, it instantly and weightlessly fuses with the lips for a long-lasting result - up to 8 hours.
146 Seduisant
150 Luxuriant

With a second-skin texture thanks to a fine, melt-away formula composed of a specific wax - ensuring softness, suppleness and a velvety feel, jojoba oil - delivering comfort, hydration and protection and active ingredients: sappan wood, matcha green tea, sweet almond oil and vitamin E derivative - which all leads to the best thing about the Ink - it feels great on! The only negative I have is that I found applying it evenly challenging - it seemed to want to migrate around my lips a bit leaving bare spots as you can see in the second swatch pic - for complete coverage a second coat is in order!

Available now at Chanel counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -