December 30, 2017

Achieve the perfect New Year's glow with Hard Candy, mark. and Lise Watier!

Hard Candy Iridescent Pearl Prismatic Highlighter - $8.98 - with light-reflective pearls that  diffuse light for a spectacular luminescent glow that accentuates the high points of your face and cheek bones adding an iridescent shimmer that is flattering on all skin tones.

Available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada. 
mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All-Over Face Palette in Pearly Glow - $18 - includes 9 highly pigmented, shimmery shades with a blendable, cream-to-powder formula and velvety texture that add a soft, all-over glow that blends seamlessly onto skin when the shades are combined or can be dabbed on individually as a highlighter or even blended over eyelids.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at
Lise Watier Lumistick Illuminating Highlighter in Pearl - $36 - a multi-purpose highlighting stick that blends perfectly to illuminate the complexion with a soft glow and radiant finish that feels comfortable and moisturizing thanks to the vitamin E and beeswax formula.

Available at Lise Watier counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 29, 2017

Fragrant Friday - So...? Body Mist

So...? Body Mist - 100ml - $4.99 - with 8 irresistible aromas in an easy to wear format:

Wild Berries - with an exhilarating blend of fruity wild berry notes.
White Petals - with gentle top notes of bergamot, followed by a floral heart of freesia and water lily.
Fresh Floral - a beautiful blend of peach blossom and peony flowers.
Watermelon - a sparkling blend of watermelon accompanied by fresh notes of red berries and apple blossom.
Rose Petals - opens with a bouquet of pink and white roses that settles to a bed of lily of the valley.
Pink Grapefruit - a tropical cocktail of zesty citrus, complemented by fruity notes of mango and passion.
Musk - a sophisticated fragrance with notes of bergamot, sandalwood and powdery musk.
Vanilla Milkshake - with warm notes of sweet vanilla complimented by a playful mix of peach and plum.

Available at select Uniprix, Guardian, Brunet, Pharmasave, Familiprix, Proxim, Value Drug Mart and Pharma Choice stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

December 28, 2017

Moisturize in your shower with Aveeno, Uriage and Olay!

Aveeno Active Naturals Skin Relief Body Wash - 354ml - $8.99 - a rich, creamy, fragrance and soap free body wash that lathers gently and moisturizes as it cleans, so your skin feels soft and smooth all day long. It has a unique formula that combines natural oatmeal - long known for its skin soothing benefits - with rich emollients and gentle cleansers, so it holds in moisture even after you rinse to soothe dry, itchy and even sensitive skin.
Available at drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.
Uriage Eau Thermale Cleansing Cream - 500ml - $19.99 - a mild, soap-free, ultra-creamy, delightfully scented, foaming shower cream that gently cleanses the skin leaving it perfectly clean, soft and moisturized. It's great for sensitive skin and can be used on the face, body and hair on anyone from infants to adults.

Available at select Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at
Olay Ultra Moisture Shea Butter Body Wash - 400ml - $7.99 - a lightly scented, nourishing body wash with a lightweight formula that gently cleanses while delivering long-lasting moisture with Lock-in-Moisture technology that infuses moisture without leaving a coated feel to help treat dryness at the source and leave skin feeling smooth and looking healthy.

Available at drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 27, 2017

This week I'm obsessed with... For Beloved One Advanced Anti-Aging Ceramide Squalane Mask!

Feeling the stress, sleep-deprivation and hectic pace of the season? The side effects are likely showing up on your skin as it begins to suffer from water loss, leading to the creation of fine lines, dullness and the onset of an aged appearance...

Don't worry, it's super easy to restore your youthful, pre-holiday glow with:

For Beloved One Advanced Anti-Aging Ceramide Squalane Mask - 3 masks - $62.99 - restores the skin’s youthful appearance with an infusion of ceramide and squalene - to repair the skin’s outermost layer and rejuvenate the skin to restore its natural and youthful resilience; Matrixyl 3000 - which penetrates the dermis to restore firmness and plumpness; and highly effective humectant and rhamnose - which form a watertight membrane at the surface to offer protection from external irritation and damages - all contained within a premium bio-cellulose mask made up of fine fibres to penetrate the skin, allowing it to retain moisture and restore plumpness.

Available now at your local T&T Supermarket and online at

- Lisamarie -

December 25, 2017

Happy Holidays to one and all!

If the holidays have left you feeling something like my possum friend here, who can blame you? This is a stressful time of the year full of parking at malls, expectations, relatives and all those other things that make people crazy!

Just remember to find some time for a little peace and joy amongst all the nuttiness!

It's been a another fabulous year where I like to take the opportunity to thank all of you wonderful people that come and hang out here for a few minutes every day/week/month/whatever - I truly appreciate you and wish you all the best for the holidays and the coming year!

And just remember, when everything/everyone seems a little too much this season, there is always alcohol and chocolate!

- Lisamarie -

December 23, 2017

It's going to be a fashionably comfy holiday thanks to Dynamite and Garage!

Think it's impossible to look cute and still be comfortable during the holidays? Not so if you sink into the luxurious comfort of a sweater dress like this comfy little number:

Dynamite Mock Neck Sweater Dress - $59.95 - comes in sizes XXS - XL in a beautiful deep Mariana Blue - a rich textured velvet-like dress that features a stunning mock neckline and super soft chenille fabric.
And check out the sultry open back for an added edge. Pair it with thick tights and over the knee flat boots for casual comfort or fishnet stockings and spiked booties to amp up the wow factor!

Find it at
Or if you want a more casual look you can get the same type of bare-back effect with this Garage sweater:

Garage Double V Chenille Tunic - $44.95 - in sizes XXS - XL in this beautiful Graphite shade or also in Iris Purple if you want something more girly - it's super-duper soft and features a V-neck front as well as a V-back with adjustable tie detail. Perfect paired with jeans or leggings!

Either way you will look great, just be careful about what kind of bra you wear with them - you'll need a low back or clear back strap one so you don't ruin the line - Capezio makes a great clear back bra that would work perfectly!

- Lisamarie -

December 22, 2017

Perk up holiday weary hair with Klorane Dry Shampoo!

With so much running around from work to parties to shopping - hair suffers a lot at the holidays.

Luckily oil and sweat are quickly easily banished with a little love from a dry shampoo with one of my favourites being Klorane - featuring a formula based on an exclusive combination of natural origin micronized powders and plant extracts, it comes in 3 options:

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk - 150ml - $15.50 - for all hair types it hydrates, softens and protects.

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle - 150ml - $15.50 - for oily hair it has sebum reducing properties that helps lessen excessive sebum secretion, providing a clean head of hair in just a few minutes.

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk Natural Shade - 150ml - $15.50 - for all hair types of brown to dark hair with all the hydrating, softening and protecting of the original formula with an added bonus of a tint to keep dark hair from getting that unfortunate white cast.

Not only will dry shampoo clean up greasy looking hair, it also adds volume and texture to fine hair - I like to tip my head upside down and spray directly on the roots to give my hair amazing lift!

Available at drug stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Shiseido Ever Bloom Eau de Toilette

Shiseido introduces a natural captivating scent created to compliment the innate qualities that embody the wearer illuminating her inner beauty:

Shiseido Ever Bloom - 50ml EDT - $89 - isn't your usual pyramid structured fragrance, but rather is comprised of two spherical accords:

The Radiance Accord - contains notes of cyclamen, peony and osmanthus - to bring a bright and dazzling accent.

The Presence Accord - combines notes of orange blossom absolute, gardenia and helvetolide musk - to provide an air of modernity and sophistication.

It's a beautifully floral scent and for an extra dash of femininity, it comes in an elegant frosted bottle with pink juice that glows - so pretty!

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

- Lisamarie -

December 21, 2017

Get hair free for the holidays with Parissa Hot Wax Super Pack!

It's that time of year again when people just won't stop taking your picture - also making it the perfect time to get rid of any extra fuzz you may be sporting with:

Parissa Hot Wax Super Pack - $38.55 - has every thing you could possibly need for before and after waxing including:
  • Parissa Hot Wax - 120g - a strip-free, salon strength, hard wax that’s perfect for gently lifting away short, coarse hair in sensitive skin areas. 
  • Wooden Spatulas x 3
  • Parissa Wax Warmer Electric Plug-In -  keeps the wax at the right temperature during your waxing session.
  • Azulene Oil Spray Bottle - 60ml (+ 8ml mini size) - an be applied before and after waxing. Applied before waxing, it helps create a barrier between the skin and wax, just apply and remove with tissue to ensure only a very fine layer remains on the skin. Azulene oil also contains natural chamomile anti-inflammatory and antiseptics which reduce ingrown hairs and redness when applied regularly after waxing.
  • Exfoliation Gloves - can be used 24 hours after waxing - regular exfoliation helps remove the outer layer of the skin's dead cells, reducing the occurrence of ingrown hairs.
  • Hot Wax Instructions 
I am pretty new to this whole waxing thing - the only experience I have are with those strips that come with wax on them that you warm up in your hands and then apply and rip off - I didn't find them very effective so it was a one time deal.

Hot wax is very different but surprisingly very easy to use - just pop the pan on the stove on low heat until it's about half melted then use the spatula to mix it up until has the consistency of honey - you can then place it on the warmer to keep it at the right temperature.

Now you're ready to wax - using the flat side of the spatula, spread on a thick layer of wax in the opposite direction of hair growth - leave the wax thicker and rounder at the outer edges to make it easier to get off - yes, there are no strips to mess around with, the wax itself is the strip!

Once it's been on for a few seconds use your fingers to even out the wax - while it's still pliable and before it hardens is when you want to peel it off - lift the outer edge and peel off against hair growth with one hand while using the other to keep the skin taut - don't let the wax harden or it will just crumble and not peel off properly!

And then just keep repeating the process until you are hair-free - be sure to apply the oil afterwards too, it is really soothing - now you have super smooth skin with results that will last up to 6 weeks!

And while it is perfectly okay to use it for waxing eyebrows too, I totally get it if you are reluctant to put hot wax near your eyeballs - in this case you'll want to check out the Eyebrow Wax Strips Kit!

Important things to remember and learn from my mistakes:

Read the instructions first!

Do a patch test 24 hours before!

Do not exfoliate or clean skin before waxing!

Use an oven mitt to take the wax pot off the stove, the handle is hot!

Do not accidentally spill wax on your favourite jeans, it will not come off!

Available now online at where they also have waxing videos and all kinds of how-to guides that will turn you into a waxing expert in no time!

- Lisamarie -

Great Gifting - Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss Collection

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss Collection - $38 - includes 6 deluxe mini sizes of must-have shades: Shameless Glow, Reckless Bloom, Suggestive Kiss, Jealous Blush, Flirtatious Magenta and Berry Provocative packaged together in a limited edition gift box.

Available while they last at Estée Lauder counters across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

December 20, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette and Endless Silky Eye Pen

Have you noticed that Pixi is back and has been hanging around your local Shoppers Drug Mart store the past few months? That's right - Shoppers is carrying Pixi now, hurray! It's a great line that was hard to find after Target left so I'm so glad that Shoppers has picked it up!

Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Plum Quartz - $16 - with a super smooth mineral formula that glides onto the lids and stays put, reflecting the light away from imperfections.

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Black Cocoa - $16 - offers all the concentrated colour of a liquid liner in an easy to use, silky gel pencil that is waterproof and long wearing so it stays put all day with no smudging or budging.

My eyes have gotten increasingly more sensitive over the years so I have to be really careful about what I wear on them so what I like about both of these products is how soft they are - the liner easily glides on without tugging and the shadows are so nice and smooth and have a flattering shimmer to them without being glittery - I highly recommend!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay

Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay - 100ml - $34 - a two-in-one purifying mask and skin refiner that smooths, refines pores and boosts skin’s overall quality.

Made with Mediterranean rose clay, Canadian willow herb, Persian silk tree, exfoliating jojoba beads and a potent blend of actives it helps gently deep clean while refining skin’s texture. Pores appear to vanish and clarity is restored for a radiant, youthful-looking complexion that glows and is  silky-smooth to the touch - yes, you'll be touching your face all day!

Available at Sephora and

- Lisamarie - 

December 19, 2017

Add some sparkle to your holiday with Paul & Joe Sparkling Foundation Primer

Paul & Joe Sparkling Foundation Primer - 30ml - $40 - inspired by glistening holiday lights, it has iridescent pearls that enhances smoothness and radiance for flawless pre-makeup skin. 

Enriched with with water-soluble polymers and moisturizing ingredients such as orange flower water and sodium hyaluronate, this sparkling primer creates a smooth makeup layer that captures and locks in moisture, achieving firmness and radiance when spread over the skin.

There's a few different ways to wear it - if you are a lucky enough to have naturally flawless skin, use it on it's own to add radiance - or if you need some help getting to flawless, use it under  foundation to help foundation last longer and look better - you can even mix a drop or two into foundation to sheer it out and turn it into a shimmering tinted moisturizer!

Available now for a limited time at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations and online at

- Lisamarie -

Filorga Hand-Absolute Ultimate Rejuvenating Hand & Nail Cream

Filorga Hand-Absolute Ultimate Rejuvenating Hand & Nail Cream - 50ml - $45 - works on dry, damaged hands and brittle, ridged nails with an ultra-absorbent creamy textured repairing complex of exclusive butters that deeply nourishes the skin without leaving a greasy film; hyaluronic acid and collagen to make hands appear smoother and firmer with plumped, younger-looking skin; and a rare sea lily extract that reduces the appearance of dark spots and restores even skin tone for hands that radiate with a youthful glow as well as stimulating and strengthening the nails, making them smoother, shinier and less brittle.

I like the applicator tip, not only does it make it easier to apply the cream directly to the cuticles, it keeps you from dispensing too much and wasting it!

Available now at select Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and Bloor and Yorkdale Holt Renfrew locations.

- Lisamarie -

December 18, 2017

Sekkisei gets skin ready for the change in season!

Sekkisei is a Japanese born line of complexion brightening products inspired by the beauty, brightness and purity that snow represents that combine centuries-old wisdom, the latest scientific research and a unique blend of Japanese and Chinese herbal extracts to create a gentle yet highly effective line.

Just launching are new products including two “Enriched” additions  that cater to various skincare concerns that are caused by changes in the seasons and locks in moisture throughout the day - perfect for right now!

This range is ideal for those looking for deep-moisturization and are concerned with dull skin and contains Ophiopogon Japonicus Extract, which is widely used in Chinese medicine to flight inflammation and allergies.

Sekkisei Enriched Lotion - 200ml - $57.00 - with a rich and dense  texture that permeates the skin to deeply moisturize for a well-hydrated, translucent glow and enhanced skin clarity. The formula prevents skin from becoming hot and irritated due to weather conditions or from dehydration and contains botanical moisturizers that lock in long lasting moisture without leaving skin sticky.

Sekkisei Emulsion Enriched - 140ml - $59.00 - a brightening emulsion moisturizer for plump, hydrated skin that provides rich, dense moisture, while firming and softening the skin. Formulated with herbs that provide bright, finely, textured, radiant skin and 3 types of emollient oils, which work to deeply moisturize the skin without stickiness to leave skin well balanced and firm, clear and bright.

Available now at select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques and online at

- Lisamarie -

Cute Alert - The Body Shop Robot Money Box!

The Body Shop Robot Money Box - $28 - the most adorable and colourful robot chock full of fruity surprises that when empty, turns into a money box - perfect for saving spare change that you can then donate to a great cause!

Included inside is:

Shower Gel Mango 60ml
Lip Butter Mango 10ml
Shower Gel Coconut 60ml
Lip Butter Coconut 10ml
Shower Gel Strawberry 60ml
Lip Butter Strawberry 10ml

As an added bonus, buying it helps fund the Peace Play Project in Lebanon for a year, providing play and activities in a safe place for Syrian refugee children - win/win!

Available at The Body Shop stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

December 16, 2017

Have eyes, will travel with Tweezerman, Mary Kay, Hard Candy and Avon!

Tweezerman Hide Away Brow Brush - $25 - instantly tame unruly brows any time with this clever two-in-one tool that starts with a brow shaping essential, the spiral brush and has a hidden Mini Slant Tweezer tucked inside.

Available online at
Mary Kay Eye Brush Set - $30 - includes an eye blender brush, an angled eye crease brush and a wider eye colour brush with synthetic bristles so they can be used with both powder and cream eye shadow formulas - all inside a beautiful rose gold-tone bag.

Available now for a limited time through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't have one you can find your very own one at - or 1-866-455-5454.
Rather then having to haul around 4 or 5 different eyeshadows so you have all your favourite colours on hand, keep them all in one easy spot with:

Hard Candy Top Ten Classics Eye Shadow Palette - $6.58 - in 3 shades collections: Naturally Gorgeous, Smoke Out and Pinking Of You - each containing ten wearable shades making it simple to create that picture-perfect look that can be anything from a soft natural glow to bold and fun. It also includes a mirror and two applicators for easy touch ups anytime, anywhere.

Available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.
And pack it all up in:  

Avon Cosmetic Case Duo - $24 - includes a large 27 x 20cm transparent case with black microfibre base and a medium 20 x 7cm black microfibre case - both with a metal zipper closure.

The clear one is especially good if you are taking liquids through security at the airport, this way they don't have to remove everything from your bag!

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

- Lisamarie -

December 15, 2017

Great Hostess Gifting - Live Clean Holiday Liquid Hand Soap

Looking for a fun hostess, secret santa or stocking stuffer gift and tired of the usual fruitcake or chocolate? Give them something that smells great with zero calories:

Live Clean Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap - 500ml - $5.99 - in Vanilla Peppermint and Holly Berry scents and enriched with vitamins E & B to hydrate and restore moisture as they gently cleanse.

Available now at Walmart, and

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Avon Prima Noir

Avon's newest scent is strong, mysterious and graceful - inspired by the dedication, strength and alluring mystique of a prima ballerina with a bold enigmatic edge:

Avon Prima Noir - 50ml EDP - $30 - a warm, spicy scent with enticing notes of silky violet, opulent jasmine and creamy vanilla noir.

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

And while you are shopping, remember to snag the latest A Box - only $10 with a $40 purchase...

The Magic of Pearls A Box - includes: 15g Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance Day Cream SPF 25; Rare Pearls Eau de Parfum Travel Spray; Compact Mirror with Faux Mother of Pearl Accent; Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Creme Brulee and True Color Eyeshadow Single in Champagne.

- Lisamarie -

December 14, 2017

Stuff your stocking with I Love..., Burt's Bees and The Body Shop!

I Love... Bath Fizzer - 150g - $4.99 - in four scents: Chocolate Truffle, Yummy Caramel, Raspberry Blackberry, Strawberry Cream - drop in a warm bath for fizzing and bubbling delicious scented goodness.

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
Burt's Bees Mistletoe Kiss - $9.99 - includes three lip care essentials with natural ingredients that condition the lips: Pomegranate Lip Balm - infused with antioxidant rich pomegranate oil to for smooth and even-toned lips; Hibiscus Tinted Lip Balm - enriched with nourishing shea butter and a sheer touch of colour for eight hours of moisture in a hue inspired by nature; and Peony Lip Shimmer - combines sheer pearlescent shine and the nourishing powers of sunflower oil to smooth, hydrate and condition the lips.

Available at grocery, drug and mass retailers across Canada.
The Body Shop Duck N Dive - $18 - includes three fruity 60ml shower gels in Strawberry, Coconut and Mango along with a super-cute bath duck. As an added bonus, when you buy this gift, it will help fund the Peace Play Project in Lebanon for a year, providing play and activities in a safe place for Syrian refugee children.

Available at The Body Shop stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

Great Gifting - Jack Black It's The Balm Gift Set

Jack Black It's The Balm Gift Set - $39 - with four of the most popular Moisture Therapy Lip Balms in one convenient set including: Grapefruit, Mint, Black Tea and Shea Butter - emollient balms that absorb quickly to protect, soothe and instantly relieve dry, chapped lips with superior skin conditioners, antioxidants and broad-spectrum SPF25 - perfect for everyday use in any season. 

And even though they are technically for the boy, that's no reason not to steal one or two for yourself...

Available now at,,, as well as select Shoppers Drug Mart and London Drugs stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 13, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - Kiss Intensif-Eye Liner

Kiss Intensif-Eye Liner - $12.99 - in 12 shades: Slate, Starry Night, Intense Brown, Sexy Brown, Purple Region, Platinum, Marigold, Plum Island, Live Branch, Rain Drop, Mystic, Heavy Metal - delivers highly pigmented, vibrant colour in a gel formula that applies smoothly and is water, sweat and tear proof so it lasts all day - best of all, it twists up so no sharpening required!

Available now at Rexall and London Drugs stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Lowe's holiday decor!

I admit it, I'm a last minute decorator at the best of times - but honestly, until we got snow a couple of days ago I was having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that Christmas is only a couple of weeks away!

Normally I would now give up on the idea of holiday decor assuming that I won't be able to find anything nice in the stores at this late date - that is until I walked into Lowe's last night and found a winter wonderland!

Their decor comes in a bunch of different themes from rustic to elegant and I especially love this cool frosted look so I picked up:

Silver Striated Glass Ornaments - $5.99 - $6.99

30" Lighted Frosted Wreath - $49.99
  Crackled Glass Double-Wick Candles - in silver and blue - $9.99

Available now at Lowe's stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 12, 2017

Lise Watier Teint Velours Velvet Matte Foundation

Lise Watier Teint Velours Velvet Matte Foundation - 26ml - $44 - in 10 velvety shades: Ivoire, Porcelaine, Naturel, Neutre, Beige Beige, Beige Nu, Sunshine, Bronze, Noisette, Espresso - with a long-wearing, oil-free formula that applies silky-smooth, leaving skin feeling hydrated, comfortable and shine free.

Perfect for all skin types, it offers medium, buildable coverage, helping to blur imperfections, fine lines, pores and signs of fatigue. Skin is left looking flawless, even and softly matte.

I especially love the dropper applicator which makes it easy to use as much or as little foundation as you want without wasting any!

Available now at drugstores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

Nails get festive with Kiss Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit!

KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit - $16.99 - contains everything you need for the most festive of manicures including: 2 sticker sheets, charm kit, striping tape, pattern guide stencils, 3 tools, full-cover decals, 3 glitter pouches and nail art sealer.
Still want festive nails but with less effort? Then check out Kiss Be Linked and Kiss Accent Stickers - $3.99 - with fun holiday designs!

Available now at Walmart, London Drugs and Jean Coutu.

- Lisamarie -

December 11, 2017

Avène Antirougeurs is new and improved!

Looking for a complete solution for redness-prone sensitive skin?

Avène introduces a new and improved formula for two of the products in their Antirougeurs line of skin care - targeting rosacea, flushing and signs of redness.

Cleanse and mask with a fresh and gentle texture that quickly soothes and reduces the skin's tightness. Both products are fragrance, alcohol and paraben-free and contain a minimum of 80% of Avène Thermal Water to provide even more instant soothing freshness and softness.

Antirougeurs Refreshing Cleansing Lotion - 200ml - $24.50 - with an optimal smoothing action and a cushion effect to protect the skin from friction and provide effective and gentle makeup removal.

Antirougeurs Redness-Relief Soothing Mask - 50ml - $36 -  gentle but controlled distribution for targeted action on redness it soothes with a high content of 81% Avène Thermal Water and moisturizing thanks to an hydra-nourishing complex which combined with plant-based glycerin helps retain water and bring nourishment and comfort to the skin.
And if you need some instant redness coverage, check out:

Avène Couvrance Green Concealer Stick - $20.00 - seamlessly neutralizes and covers redness with a water, transfer and sweat-resistant formula that is fragrance, preservative and paraben free.

My best tip for using a green concealer, don't apply it directly to the skin but rather mix it with a bit of concealer first and then apply - it's really hard to cover a patch of green on your face - you either rub it all off when you apply the concealer on top or don't cover it entirely and end up looking part frog.

Available at drugstores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

Great Gifting - Schick Holiday Gift Packs

Schick offers some smooth gift giving this holiday with value gift packs that can be given as is or broken apart to make great stocking stuffers!

Schick Hydro Silk Holiday Gift Pack - $16.99 - includes: Schick Hydro Silk razor with cartridge; Schick Hydro Silk razor refill cartridges (pack of 2); Skintimate Skin Therapy shaving gel; and1 pair of holiday ready purple striped cozy socks - designed to give you beyond a clean, close shave to care for your skin with unique Hydra-Boost Serum that is clinically proven to provide lasting hydration for up to two hours after shaving

Also available are:

Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture Holiday Gift Pack - $16.99 - includes: Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture razor, plus travel cap and refill; Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture refill cartridges (pack of 3); and 1 pair of pink and white striped cozy socks - that lathers and moisturizes skin during shaving, without the need for shave gel, it boasts an ergonomically designed handle, a pivoting head and four blades surrounded by a Skin Conditioning Solid formulated with Shea Butter.

Schick Hydro 5 Holiday Gift Pack - $16.99 - includes: Schick Hydro 5 razor with refill cartridge;  Schick Hydro 5 refill cartridges (pack of 2); Edge 5 Sensitive Skin shave gel; and 11-in-1 multitool - has a gel reservoir that hydrates throughout each shave like no other razor and features five Ultra Glide Blades with Skin Guards helping to provide a close shave.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 9, 2017

Clé de Peau Beauté Nuit de Chine Holiday 2017 Collection

This holiday season, Clé de Peau Beauté presents their limited edition collection, Nuit de Chine - a collaboration with painter Kathe Graga, who created packaging inspired by the timeless opulence of decorative Chinoiserie, making it perfect for gifting (and getting).
Eye Color Pencils - $100 - a set of twistable eye pencils in five elegant shades inspired by the timeless elegance of decorative Chinoiserie.

The smooth formula contains illuminating hydro wrap complex and premium argan oil for moisturizing benefits and can be used both as eye shadow and as eye liner creating alluring eyes with natural multi-dimensionality and a wet look.
Essential Radiance Set - $180 - a discovery collection of essentials that inspires exquisite radiance and helps protect against visible signs of aging. Containing: softening cleansing foam, hydro-softening lotion, protective fortifying emulsion SPF 22, intensive fortifying emulsion and cotton.

With a formula containing illuminating complex EX to diminish the appearance of damage caused by dryness and brings visible improvement to skin by providing hydration and a smooth refined texture while proving the skin moisture, radiance and a fine texture and reducing the look of dullness and fatigue, helping skin appear to glow from within.
Nail Lacquer Trio - $85 - high gloss, quick drying nail enamel scented with signature rose in three beautiful shades inspired by the timeless opulence of decorative Chinoiserie.

Formulated with argan tree oil for its moisturizing benefits to apply easily with no streaking.

Available now for a limited time at Holt Renfrew, Saks, Nordstrom, and Ogilvy’s.

- Lisamarie -

December 8, 2017

Get creative with your curls with the T3 Convertible Collection!

If you like to change up your curls but don't fancy owning several different curling irons the T3 Convertible Collection is a great space-saving way to do it!

Start with a T3 Convertible Base - $130 - enhanced with intelligent Digital T3 SinglePass technology to ensure even, consistent heat and fast healthy styling, that works in just one pass. An internal microchip controls temperature fluctuation ensuring even, optimal heat with five adjustable heat settings (260 to 410°F / 127 to 210°C) that provide the optimum heat level for any hair type. 

Then customize your own styling tool kit by adding individual T3 styling barrels:
Cascading Waves 0.75"-1.25" Reversed Tapered Barrel - $110 - creates shiny, long-lasting cascading waves.
Voluminous Curls 1.5" Clip Barrel - $110 -  creates shiny, long-lasting voluminous curls.
Loose Waves 1.5" Straight Barrel - $110 -  lets you achieve chic, loose waves.
Tousled Waves 1.25"-0.75" Tapered Barrel - $110 - creates shiny, long-lasting tousled waves.
Undone Waves 1" Straight Barrel - $110 -  lets you achieve stylish, undone waves.
Defined Curls 1" Clip Barrel - $110 - creates shiny, long-lasting, defined curls.
Polished Curls 1.25" Clip Barrel - $110 - lets you achieve perfectly polished curls, waves, or volume.

What I found most notable is how easily and smoothly the barrels switch out - I had a similarly concepted product back in the day that was a curling iron, flat iron, crimping iron that I was forever fighting with to get in and out of the base -  the T3 has a camera lens-inspired locking mechanism that makes changing barrels fast and secure - the ease of which really impresses me!

Available at Murale, Sephora and Hudson's Bay stores across Canada and online at - where you'll also find lots of gift sets perfect for holiday giving!

- Lisamarie -