March 31, 2016

Marc Anthony Moisturizing Shea Butter & Marula Oil body care collection

If you've been loving your Marc Anthony Moisturizing Shea Butter & Marula Oil Sulfate Free Shampoo & Conditioner then you'll be happy to know that you can get the same two moisture rich ingredients in your body care now too - along with sweet almond oil to soften protect and hydrate extra dry, very rough skin.
Available in the collection are:

Shea Butter & Marula Oil Ultra Softening Sulfate Free Body Wash - 500ml - $8.99

Shea Butter & Marula Oil Ultra Softening Deep Moisture Body Lotion - 500ml - $9.99

Shea Butter & Marula Oil Ultra Softening Deep Moisture Hand Cream - 100ml - $4.99

There's also a new addition to the hair care line that adds intense renewal to weak, dry damaged hair:

Shea Butter & Marula Oil Ultra Softening Deep Moisturizing Conditioning Treatment - 50ml - $2.99

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada including Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix and Walmart stores.

- Lisamarie -

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick - with swatches!

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick - $26 - in 12 shades:  Skinny Dip - white nude, Beach Bum - dark nude, Cabana Boy - pink, Happy - rose, Top Down - poppy coral, Bikini - pink coral, Hey Sailor - bright pink, Mai Tai - orange, Firework - red, Surfer Girl - cool fuchsia, Wet Suit - plum berry, Bonfire - blackberry - offers a long-wearing, satin-matte lipstick that saturates lips with creamy, full-coverage colour and hydration with natural, lip-loving oils and butters. 
Top Down
Wet Suit - if you like a deeper colour you can add another layer to make it more opaque but I like the berry stain look of a less heavy-handed application!

The slim design makes it easy to apply, no lipliner needed - and the lasting power is amazing, the colour fades a bit as the day goes on but even for people too lazy to reapply (me) it ends up looking like a stain, rather then half chewed off lipstick!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -  

March 30, 2016

Eye Love Wednesday - Marcelle Instant Eye Make-Up Remover

Sick of watching your lashes come off with your mascara because of remover that makes you work too hard to get make-up off? Then you need to check out:

Marcelle Instant Eye Make-Up Remover - 150ml - $14.95 and Marcelle Instant Eye Make-Up Remover Pads - 80 pads - $9.95 - with a gentle, oil-free dual-phase formula, enriched with aloe vera to soothe and calm the skin - that effectively and instantly dissolves all traces of long-wearing eye and lip make-up, including waterproof mascara without an oily after-feel.

Take your pick between the liquid with its ultra-soft texture that delivers the most luxurious make-up removing experience or the pre-soaked, ultra-thick and luxurious pads - both cleanse without drying out or irritating the delicate eye contour area, leaving it clean, supple and conditioned.


Available now at drugstores and online at marcelle.com.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Ole Henriksen Power Peel!

Ole Henriksen Power Peel - 6 Treatments - $60 - includes individually packaged products that include:

6 Almond Polish Facial Scrub - a microdermabrasion scrub with oak kernel and bamboo stem powder that exfoliates away dry, dull skin to prepare it for:,

6 Lemon Strip Flash Peel - a powerful yet gentle acid peel with 20% AHA complex buffered by algae extract which then works to further exfoliate by dissolving dead cells to reduce the look of lines, shrink pores, fade spots, brighten and expose a smooth texture; and

6 Chamomile Comfort Mask - with ultra-soothing chamomile and primrose oil to soothe and calm after the exfoliation process.

The trio works together to dramatically retexturize skin - visibly reducing fine lines, smoothing skin texture, evening skintone, diminishing discoloration and minimizing pores for instant renewed youthful radiance after just one use.

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

March 29, 2016

Balmy for BB - Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady Collection!

Our lives are ruled by social media particularly  and Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady Collection for Spring 2016 takes all that into consideration with a selection of products that get you looking instantly flawless!

Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady Contour Trio BB Stick - $15.79 - in Bronze Filter Trio - to sculpt, highlight and define for a flawless sunkissed effect and Blush Filter Trio - to highlight, define and add a pop of colour for perfectly chiseled cheekbones - in an easy-to use, cream-to-powder stick that offers three perfectly matched shades that mimic skin-perfecting lighting to effortlessly enhance your best features with just one swipe.

Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady Beauty Balm BB Cream - $18.99 - in Light and Light/Medium - neutralizes skin-tone imbalances, minimizes shine and visibly reduces pores, instantly hiding imperfections and smoothing the appearance of fine lines with an ultra-lightweight formula that glides on effortlessly, instantly smoothing and rebalancing skin with dual-sphere particles that absorb oil but not moisture for perfectly balanced skin and a smooth semi-matte finish.

Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady Filter Trio BB Powder - $19.99 - in Universal Filter - an all-in-one collection of three skin-perfecting filter powders that instantly enhance complexion in any light and deliver a soft-focused glow. Including: #NudeFilter - a sheer, translucent finishing powder captures and diffuses light delivering a soft nude glow; #HealthyGlow - blends warm and cool pigments that soften and diffuse light, instantly brightening complexion; and #Sunset - a universally flattering powder, blurs imperfections and enhances overall complexion with a subtle warmth.

Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady Filter BB Bronzer - $19.99 - contains skin perfecting filter powders that instantly enhance skin in any light delivering a soft-focused lit-from-within glow with a multi-dimensional bronzer that diffuses, softens and adds a touch or sunkissed radiance to skin.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Quo by Orly Spring 2016 Collection - with swatches!

Quo by Orly Spring 2016 Collection - $10 - gives nails a fresh spring makeover with 4 new shades:
Stand Out
Cultured Classic
Retro Glam
Always Chic

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

- Lisamarie -

March 28, 2016

L'Occitane Shea Face Soothing Fluid and Comforting Oil

Dry and sensitive skin types looking for perfectly moisturized, protected and hydrated skin will love the two new additions to the L'Occitane Shea Face collection: 

L'Occitane Shea Face Soothing Fluid - 40ml - $49
with a natural complex of protective active ingredients including rose hip and calendula combined with 5% shea butter making it perfect for skin that is sensitive or weakened and suffering from tightness, redness and prickling or burning sensations due to damaging environments and daily aggressions.

Sensitive skin will especially appreciate the preservative-free formula that is packaged in a completely sterile environment using hermetic packaging to protect the formula each time it is used.

L'Occitane Shea Face Comforting Oil - 30ml - $44 - with a 100% natural formula containing 5% shea oil for its unique nourishing and repairing properties and marula oil for its antioxidant properties and fine, silky texture which easily absorbs into the skin and leaves a dry finish - to nourish and comfort very dry and sensitive skin.

Just a few drops are all that is needed for an instant feeling for comfort and offers a new balance between nourishment and repair, protection and sensoriality for skin that feels stronger and soothed.

Available now at L'Occitane boutiques across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Blinc Mascara Amplified

Blinc Mascara Amplified - $30 - in Black and Dark Brown - for buildable, glamourous volume and length that stays on as long as you want it to.
Provides incredible, buildable volume and length that is smudge-proof, sweat-proof, water-resistant and flake-proof.

That adds a glossy, volumizing and extending coat that forms tiny water-resistant “tubes” around the lash - that allows you to add as many coats as you want, wet or dry, to build your desired look.
But what impresses me the most is how you remove it - just apply a little warm water along with some gentle pressure, and the tubes easily slide off your lashes - you actually see the tiny tubes in your hand as it comes off - which is one of those creepy/cool beauty things that amuse me so.

You have to have both the water and the pressure together though - you can cry or sleep in the mascara and it's not going anywhere - an oil-based remover won't get rid of it either which is great news for anyone with an oily eye area who is sick of their mascara smudging!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

March 26, 2016

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Tarte introduces Rainforest of the Sea for spring/summer 2016 - with a whole new selection of colour cosmetics as well as brand new skin care that’s infused with an antioxidant-rich and hydrating formula which helps protect against daily aggressors and premature signs of aging to leave skin bright and radiant.
Eyeshadow Palette - $41 - with 8 neutral shades: Mermaid Gold, Seashell Pink, Wave Slate, Abyss Dark Brown, Reef Copper, Starfish Bronze, Cove Tan, Sand and Ivory in a velvety formula that hydrates and balances lids with a creamy powder is that is never drying or chalky. Each of the pigmented, blendable shades is a blend of liner, lid, crease, and highlight shadows in wearable mattes and metallics to define and contour your eyes. It includes a step-by-step guide to take your look from beachy bronze to a sea-inspired evening eye.


Skin Twinkle Lightning Palette - $50 - a strobing and highlighting palette that includes a versatile trio of silky perfecting powders that filter and reflect light for a soft focus glow. The middle Filtered Light shade is your go-to setting powder in a universal matte sand that brightens and corrects any darkness under the eyes. Paired with two full-size, luminous perfecting powders: Sunlight and Moonlight that are perfect for illuminating the contours of the face for a natural-looking glow that flatters all skintones.
Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette - $54 - includes 6 cream complexion correctors to balance, correct and perfect the complexion and wipe out skin discolorations. This easy-to-use palette features numbered shades and includes a coordinating visual guide to make the professional technique of colour-correction accessible to everyone. It features six color-correcting shades: Orange - counteracts darkness; Green - neutralizes redness; Warmth - sculpts, contours, and defines; Peach 1- camouflages light to medium skintones; Peach 2 - camouflages medium to deep skintones; and Yellow - highlights and brightens. These universal shades work across skintones to offset the appearance of dark circles, redness, and acne, while contouring and highlighting, with a creamy texture that helps minimize the look of imperfections, including pores and fine lines.
Water Foundation - $47 - in 12 shades:  Fair Neutral, Fair-Light Neutral, Light Neutral, Light Sand, Light-Medium Neutral, Light-Medium Beige, Light-Medium Honey, Medium Neutral, Medium Honey, Medium-Tan Sand, Tan Sand, Deep Honey - with a concentrated, full-coverage fluid formula that delivers the ultimate in hydration-boosting coverage and 12-hour wear. It features 20%t water to quench dry skin as it covers and masks any redness, dark spots, and uneven skintone while softening the look of pores and fine lines. The custom dropper applicator delivers the perfect level of moisture-rich coverage in an array of shades to match any skintone for a smooth, soft, radiant complexion.


Aquacealer Concealer - $31 - in 6 shades: Fair, Light, Light-Medium, Medium, Tan and Deep - a full coverage, concealing serum that locks in radiance, hides imperfections, and hydrates skin. Formulated with concentrated levels of pigments suspended in deep conditioning serum, it contains 20% water to deliver the desired coverage while moisturizing skin. Apply it directly from the custom applicator wand to mask any redness, dark spots, and acne or to brighten up the undereye area.



Drench Lip Splash Lipstick - $26 - in 12 shades:  Skinny Dip - white nude, Beach Bum - dark nude, Cabana Boy - pink, Happy - rose, Top Down - poppy coral, Bikini - pink coral, Hey Sailor - bright pink, Mai Tai - orange, Firework - red, Surfer Girl - cool fuchsia, Wet Suit - plum berry, Bonfire - blackberry - a long-wearing, satin-matte lipstick that saturate lips with creamy, full-coverage colour and hydration with  natural, lip-loving oils and butters.
Quench Lip Rescue - $23 - in 4 shades: Opal - sheer pink, Nude - sheer beige, Rose - sheer mid-tone pink and Berry - sheer berry -  infused with an antioxidant and vitamin-rich lip quencher that’s powered by a blend of essential extracts and oils to help restore the appearance of your lips’ softness, moisture and elasticity that’s reduced over time while providing a protective antioxidant barrier against daily aggressors. With a tinted, everyday formula that gently melts into skin to smooth over the look of lip lines, leaving a radiant, dewy finish.


Lipsaver Treatment Primer - $23 - a daily lip treatment primer and moisturizing balm that features a transparent, coconut oil-infused formula that disappears into lips while it helps smooth and improve the look and wear of your favorite lipstick. Use it to refresh lips throughout the day or as a soothing overnight treatment. Loaded with an antioxidant-rich formula to protect lips while promoting firmness and elasticity.
So Fine Micro Liner - $26 - in Black - featuring an ultra-fine tip, it makes it easy to create a crisp, precise line and expertly fill in spaces between lashes to extend and volumize the appearance of the upper and lower lash line.

Highlighter Brush - $41 - a universal highlighting and strobing brush that features a custom, double-ended design and cruelty-free, soft bristles that target, highlight, and set makeup while sweeping on all-over radiance. The smaller, precision brush side brightens up the undereye area, while it illuminates the top of cheeks, nose, and browbones; while the angled, fluffy brush end creates an incandescent glow on the cheeks and forehead.

Double-Ended Foundation Brush - $41 - a complexion-perfecting tool that includes on one end a smaller, angled brush end that is ideal for targeting and covering around the contours of the face, minimizing the look of redness, dark circles, and fine lines on areas that include the nose and the eye area; while the larger, flat brush end to buff and blend on all-over coverage for an instant airbrushed effect.

Color Correcting Brush - $29 -  designed with soft, cruelty-free bristles that work with a variety of cream concealer and corrector formulas. Use its precision tapered tip to target and cover acne, redness, dark circles, and other imperfections, or just dot it onto areas you want to strobe and brighten, such as the top of cheeks or the under eye area. Use the opposite, fluffy brush end to soften and blend over harsh lines. The ergonomically angled tip can be used to seamlessly apply bronzing and highlighting shades all over the contours of the face for a sunkissed finish.

The Airbrusher Double-Ended Concealer Brush - $29 - features soft, dense bristles in different sizes to buff on custom coverage all over the contours of the face. The smaller, precision brush is ideal for brightening the undereye area or sweeping concealer over acne and dark spots. The larger buffing brush helps to conceal any redness, hyperpigmentation, or other imperfections, offering full, buildable coverage without any streaking.

Lip Brush - $29 - features a tapered, precision liner brush for crisp lip contouring before it retracts down to keep the brush clean and lips. The opposite side of the lip brush features a dense, flat design to pick up and shade in your favorite creamy lip colors and helps fill in the look of fine lines and prevents feathering.
Deep Dive Cleansing Gel - 150ml - $30 -  removes excess oil, impurities, and all traces of waterproof makeup. Enriched with the exclusive Rainforest of the Sea complex, it helps balance and soothe as it cleanses, without disrupting skin’s natural moisture, which can cause acne and other skin concerns. With each application, it softens and hydrates without clogging pores, while vitamin C works to brighten the complexion.
Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost - 50ml - $47 - powered by hyaluronic acid and the exclusive Rainforest of the Sea antioxidant complex, this cooling gel moisturizer helps restore skin’s natural hydration for skin that’s fortified, refreshed, and healthier-looking. The lightweight moisturizer absorbs into skin, leaving no oily or greasy feel behind, while powerful marine antioxidants help skin defend itself from everyday aggressors. Its skin-balancing properties support antiaging, and it helps boost the appearance of firmness, tone, and vitality over time.  
Marine Boosting Mist - 75ml - $30 -  restore skin’s natural radiance and hydration and extend makeup wear for 12 hours with a refreshing setting spray that acts as a hydrating mist and primer to help to minimize the appearance of pores, redness, and puffiness. Featuring a hypoallergenic formula, it’s infused with tarte’s antioxidant-packed Rainforest of the Sea™ complex to help shield skin from daily aggressors. Just mist on a few times throughout the day to quench dry skin and help improve the look of firmness over time.
And if you like the sounds of the skin care products above but don't want to commit to full sizes without trying then check out:

Make Splash Hydrating Skin Savers -  $12 - mini versions of the Marine Boosting Mist, Deep Dive Cleansing Gel and Drink H20 Hydrating Boost.

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

March 25, 2016

Nioxin Night Density Rescue Treatment - for thicker, fuller hair while you sleep!

Nioxin Night Density Rescue Treatment - 70ml - $49.98 - a leave-on treatment that works while you sleep to optimize the scalp surface environment while strengthening and thickening existing hair strands to help address two specific areas associated with hair thinning: derma and density. Contains Nioxydine24 technology clinically proven to promote hair density by delivering a powerful mix of antioxidants, including: biotin, caffeine, vitamin E and ginger root extract to the scalp which target and neutralize free radicals, minimizing damage and helping to maintain a healthy scalp surface environment.

The product is applied with a dropper making it easy to get the treatment through the hair and onto your scalp - and if you don't like the idea of a night treatment because it will make a mess of your pillow, not to worry, no residue is left at all. I especially like the soothing scent which is perfect to put you to sleep!

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

- Lisamarie -

Scrub your way to glowing skin with Soap & Glory, Jouviance and Live Clean!

Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It AHA Facial Scrub - 100ml - $18 - for oily/combination skin - designed to help remove impurities and soak up excess oils with a pore refining formula containing: superfruit yuzu - a skin-energizing, toning and brightening antioxidant complex pressed from natural citrus fruits; d-clog micromud - a blend of highly refined, purified, diatomaceous earth which gently helps to lift dead skin cells and debris; montmorillonite clay - a soft, white, purified, highly absorbent clay that mops up surplus grease; and super AHA fruit acids - to help clear dead skin cells.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
Jouviance Exfoliant Gentle Purifying Scrub - 100ml - $24 - gently lifts away dead skin cells and impurities, unclogs pores and softens fine lines to bring radiance back to dull,faded skin. The formula contains two sizes of 100% natural bamboo microbeads and olive seeds to purify, revive and even skin tone without irritation along with moisture-rich shea butter to replenish skin’s natural moisture balance and brighten the complexion to leave skin looking dramatically younger.

Find it now at drugstores in Quebec and everywhere else online at www.jouviance.com.
Live Clean Fresh Face Smoothing Facial Scrub - 140g - $16.99 - gently removes impurities and dull surface cells to reveal a softer, luminous, even-toned complexion. With a 98% plant derived formula of certified organic botanicals to calm and soothe including: lavender, cucumber, chamomile, milk thistle, mallow, aloe and buckthorn along with natural grains of finely ground corn cob to reveal a new layer of skin allowing for improved absorption of moisturizing treatments; orchid extract to seal in moisture and replenish skin’s moisture barrier; and antioxidant Vitamin C to protect  and boost radiance.


Available now at Walmart and Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 24, 2016

A-Derma Xera-Mega Confort Nourishing Anti-Dryness Cream

A-Derma Xera-Mega Confort Nourishing Anti-Dryness Cream - 400ml - $29.50 - restores comfort, suppleness and softness to dry and very dry skin with a  95% natural-based ingredient and renewable resources formula containing glyceram B3 - with plant based glycerin - to hydrate, soften and smooth, omega 6 - to strengthen and vitamin B3; rhealba plantlets extract - to restore skin's natural barrier function; and a physiological lipid phase of plant-based triglycerides mimetic of those found in sebum - to compensate the lipids deficit.

With a natural floral scent and fluid melting texture that makes it smell and feel like a luxury spa product which is almost impossible to find in sensitive skin products - making it a pleasure to use!

Available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Nudestix Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil - with swatches!

Nudestix Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil - $28 - in 8 shades of nudes and reds: Entice - pale neutral nude, Tame - nude with a hint of mauve, Belle - plum nude, Kiss - just kissed nude, Purity - natural flesh nude, Raven - edgy deep red, Royal - classic bold red, Stiletto - sexy red - with intense pigment and a soft, ultra-long-wearing, non-drying matte formula that is a lipstick, lip liner, and cheek blush all-in-one pencil.
Belle
It promises 6 hours of budge-proof wear and since nude is easy enough to keep on your face I decided to give it a real challenge and take Royal for a whirl - here it is after about 5 hours. The colour has faded a bit around the edges and there is a tiny bit of bleeding on the top but overall I'm impressed, it wore well and didn't dry out so it still felt comfortable.

And since matte shades tend to be unforgiving of any lip flaws a primer is your best friend - so for a perfect application start with the Nudestix Blur Pencil!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

March 23, 2016

Eye Love Wednesday - Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Palettes

Sleek MakeUP introduces 2 new i-Divine eyeshadow palettes that give you an easy way to carry you from a day at the office to a night out on the town with an array of perfect shades.

Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette - $11.99 - with 12 shades of highly pigmented, non-creasing, long lasting eye shadow in:

A New Day - with everything you need for flawless daytime eyes - an array of back-to-basic nudes, subtle golds and warm peach shades offering the perfect look for everyday chic; and

All Night Long - a gorgeous cocktail of rich smokey nudes, sultry beiges, eye-catching golds and shimmering
bronzes that will ensure eye-catching, going-out glam.

Available online at www.sleekmakeup.com and yes, they do ship to Canada for a reasonable rate or if your order is $85 or more, shipping is free!

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Lypsyl Extreme Cold Sore Relief!

The worst part of having a cold sore - other then the obvious of course - is how dry and sore your lips feel while waiting for it to heal. And while I do have a prescription medication to help heal it, it doesn't do anything but treat it so I end up with dry, itchy, painful lips. Regular lip balms are fine but something that will help heal it even faster is better!

Lypsyl Extreme Cold Sore Relief - 8g -  $10.99 - specially formulated to provide fast relief from the pain and itching associated with cold sores and fever blisters.

With a soft tip applicator that is gentle on lips and cold sores that dispenses a unique natural healing complex that combines pure, moisturizing Swedish beeswax with zinc, lysine and cleansing propolis to speed healing of cold sores and also helps protect and relieve chapped or cracked lips.  

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Lawtons stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 22, 2016

Balmy for BB - For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening BB Cream!

For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening BB Cream - 50ml - $49.50 - in Ivory and Natural - with a gel-cream texture that offers medium coverage and was specifically designed for sensitive or post-surgical skin to brighten and repair the complexion as well as conceal any visible dark spots, blemishes or flaws and leave skin with a perfected matte look.

Contains: patented lumiskin - to repair dark spots; ascorbyl glucoside - to effectively suppress the formation of melanin and bring skin a shade lighter; rose-hip oil - nourishes skin and gives the product a luscious texture for easy application.

It feels really lightweight on the skin and a little goes a long way so don't be heavy-handed with it. I will caution though that this does not have a moisturizing formula the way some BB creams do so dry skin types probably won't like it as much as oily skins will - what adds a lovely matte finish to combination to oily skins could make dry skin look even drier - the right skin type though can look forward to the the perfection of natural-looking skin!

Now easily available in Canada at T & T Supermarkets - check out  http://www.tnt-supermarket.com/en to find a location near you.

- Lisamarie -

mark. Nailed It Precious Petals Trend Mini Nail Lacquers - with swatches!

mark. introduces their Precious Petals Collection for spring - for eyes, lips and nails that glow! I was immediately drawn to - Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers - $11 - in a duo of shades:
Green Thumb - shimmery green
Steel Magnolia - shimmery silver

Also available in the collection is Total Kiss Up Hook Up Plumping Gloss - $10 - in Orchid and Peony - containing 3D-Volu-Plump complex plus a collagen and elastin blend for long-term plumping effects that makes lips looks smoother, healthier and more lush; and All Time Eye Hook Up Longwear Shadow - $10 - in Water Lily and Dew Drop - with an intensely pigmented formula that delivers rich, long-lasting colour that glides on effortlessly and won't smudge, crease or fade.

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

- Lisamarie -

March 21, 2016

Lise Watier HydraForce - extreme moisture for thirsty skin!

Lise Watier HydraForce - with an effective formula that lies on the remarkable power of Gaspé Algae Extract. A survivor of harsh environments, the Gaspé algae has developed a highly efficient resistance system, enabling it to thrive in severe conditions. Its extract guarantees the skin’s global hydration, transforming it into a veritable defensive shield.

Available in the collection is:

HydraForce Hydra-Protective Creme-Gel - 45ml - $45 - for normal to combination skin

HydraForce Hydra-Protective Comforting Creme - 45ml - $45 - for normal to dry skin 

For skin that is left fortified and protected and looking soft, smooth and radiant.

HydraForce Hydra-Protective Lip Balm - 10ml - $20 - enriched with Omega 3 and 6, it fortifies, protects, nourishes and hydrates the lips to leave them soft, smooth and restored.

Lise Watier has so much faith in the formula that they sent me a hydration tool to measure my skin's hydration before and after using the moisturizer - which promises 3x the hydration and that is exactly what I got! Not only was the level dramatically higher after just applying, it maintained the level 5 hours later when I measured it again!

Available now at Lise Watier counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara

Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara - $32 - in Stunning Black and Stunning Brown - a triple effect mascara with precision brush technology that is specially designed to instantly deliver an 80% increase in lash length and volume and a 162% increase in curl for luxe, lush lashes.
With a glossy, long-wear and water-resistant formula that effortlessly coats lashes to separate, extend and intensify their appearance. For all-day lift and curl that won’t flake, smudge or dry out. This multi-benefit mascara boasts an emollient rich and vitamin fortified formula containing olive, rice bran and carnauba esters to condition, treat and protect lashes. Its advanced, peptide-based Lash Building Complex instantly creates high-definition volume and lift for a false lash effect.
Featuring a distinctive, 3-in-1 triangular brush technology, it creates customized and dramatic lash effects. Its ergonomic curved reservoir precisely transfers the perfect amount of product onto lashes for outrageous body without clumping. Three rows of alternating wedge-shaped discs and conical bristles grab every lash to extend and separate with ultra high-definition while the unique push-up tip lifts and curls for an instant false-lash effect.

This is not a mascara for the lazy - for best results you need to work the brush through your lashes several ways. To create volume you use the wand with the curve up; to create lift turn the curve upside down; use the straight side to ensure lash separation; and use the tip to push up and define inner/outer lashes and lash tips. The work is worth it though - check out all this lash drama - definitely worth a grand entrance!


Available now at Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart and London Drugs.

- Lisamarie -