May 26, 2017

Add some matte style to your do with got2b, Johnny's Chop Shop and Sebastian!

Looking to add some texture to your hair style without adding shine? Look for something labeled "matte" like the below featured paste, clay and putty! Just keep in mind that unlike many styling products that are best used on damp hair, these types of products are most effective on dry hair - just run a dab of the product evenly through dry hair and then use your fingers to tousle and create new messy textures, or use combs and brushes for a more refined sophisticated style.

Schwartzkopf got2b Beach Matte Paste - 99g - $7.99 - makes it easy to create windswept, "just left the beach" styles by adding texture for a tousled surfer look with a matte finish.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Johnny's Chop Shop Asian Wild Cat Hair Clay - 70g - $12.99 - a strong hold, matte finish styling clay that easily delivers a disheveled or structured look with some serious staying power for all hair types. Contains beeswax and sage leaf extract to condition and protect along with stimulating black pepper. 

Available at select London Drugs stores across Canada and online at londondrugs.com.
Sebastian Professional Matte Putty - 75g - $19.99 - a soft putty styling product made to add texture and moisture while styling for any length hair needing light to medium hold and no shine.

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


- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Avon Prime for Men

Just in time for Father's Day check out:

Avon Prime - 75ml EDT - $35 - a woody earthy scent that creates a bold, long-lasting masculine  impression with an irresistible blend of aromatic lavender, refreshing spearmint and rich cedarwood. 

Also available in the Prime collection for your layering pleasure:

Hair & Body Wash - 200ml - $10

Aftershave Conditioner - 100ml - $10

I really like the minty note in the fragrance - it adds a crispness to the woodiness - and if they hadn't have said that their was lavender in there, I never would have known it, I can't discern it at all!

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

- Lisamarie -

May 25, 2017

AlumierMD now makes the healthier choice an easier choice for sunscreen!

AlumierMD offers a line physical sunscreens with a smooth, sheer formula that leaves no white residue behind - now making it possible to get the great texture found in chemical sunscreen without the use of potentially harmful ingredients!

Moisture Matte Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 - 120ml - $60 - in 3 shades: Ivory Tint, Sand Tint and Amber Tint - has smoothing and mattifying properties, making it perfect for normal to oily skin and antioxidants to protect skin from free radical damage. What makes it really perfect for an easy summer look though is the cutting-edge, colour-encapsulated beads the blend on the skin, creating a sheer tint and healthy glow.

Clear Shield Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 42 - 120ml - $64 - with a lightweight, non-comedognic formula containing vitamin B3 and sodium hyaluronate making it ideal for all skin types including oily, redness and acne-prone skin.

Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 - 120ml - $64 - in Versatile Tint and Untinted - with a silky and sheer formula packed with free-radical quenching antioxidants for all skin types - use the tinted one to create a sheer healthy glow.

Available now at select medical spas, doctor's offices and online at alumiermd.com.

- Lisamarie -

Easy summer lips with GOSH and Sun Bum!

GOSH Velvet Touch Lip Liner - $10 - in 14 shades: Nougat Crisp, Cardinal Red, Flirty Orange, Antique Rose, Pink Pleasure, Angel Kiss, Simply Red, Chocolate Kiss, Cocoa Plum, Rose, Raspberry Dream, Smoothie, Raisin - with a unique waterproof wax formula that prevents lipstick from bleeding into the small lines around the lips along with vitamin E and jojoba oil to keep it from being too drying.

Great for wearing under lipstick but it's my go-to summer product for a melt-proof lip colour that is long-wearing and fuss-free. Rather then draw it on and have it look very precise, all I do is apply a bit to both lips, and then smudge it around with my finger - for a stained look - and then top it with my favourite lip balm:

Sun Bum Lip Balm SPF 30 - $5.99 - in coconut, key lime, mango, pink guava, pomegranate and my fave, banana - protects lips from the sun with a water resistant formula, along with cocoa butter, aloe and vitamin E to moisturize.

The colour lasts all day, I just reapply the balm on a regular basis to keep lips moisturized and protected from the sun!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 24, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - super affordable palettes from Rimmel, Hard Candy and Annabelle

Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow Contouring Palette - $14.99 - in 3 palette choices with 12 shades each: Keep Calm & Wear Gold - a molton mix of gold and copper hues along with pale taupes to highlight and rich coffee colours to define; London Nudes Calling - an array of warm blush tones from beige through tawny to rust and plum; Grunge Glamour - with neutral greys and browns along with fierce wine, bronze and pewter hues to make creating sultry smokey eye easy - with beautifully blendable, ultra-smooth, non-crease, non-fade shades that can be used in a multitude of ways to create contoured eye looks that range from natural to sultry for every eye shape.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Hard Candy Top Ten Sating Eyeshadow Collection - $6.58 - in 2 collection choices containing 10 shadows with a selection of matte, shimmer, glitter and metallic finishes: Rich & Famous and Lap Of Luxury - with a collection of fashion-forward colours in a chic, fabric mirror compact that includes 2 applicators.


Available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.
Annabelle Skinny Palette - $9.99 - in 6 colour harmonies containing 5 shadows from nude to bold: Taupe Neutrals Basics, New Eve Goldy Browns, Spring Rosy Hues, Summer Purple Shades, Winter Smoky Look, Fall Khaki Harmony - with intense colours and ultra-blendable pigments in a smooth and silky texture that glides on effortlessly.

Available at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Neutrogena All-in-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes Vanity Case!

Neutrogena All-in-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes Vanity Case - 25 wipes - $11.99 -  large, soft, premoistened wipes infused with a mild cleansing lotion and skin-conditioning ingredients  to gently and effectively cleanse and remove all types of make-up without over-drying, leaving skin soft, refreshed and healthy looking all in one step.

These are my go-to wipes which have now been made even better with the addition of a hard shell case that snaps closed to prevent air from drying out the wipes, because let's face it, the sticker closure on the package does not stay sticky enough to keep the wipes wet for the whole life of the pack - and you only have to buy the case once, it's refillable!

I'm also pleased to announce that if you have never tried the wipes because your skin insists on something without fragrance, there is a fragrance free version now available!

Nationwide at food, drug and mass merchandisers

- Lisamarie -

May 23, 2017

Rodial Baking Powder & Baking Brush

Rodial Baking Powder - 4g - $39 -  a rich, multi-use powder that blends effortlessly on the skin to leave a silky smooth matte finish that lasts without caking that is ideal for baking concealer, setting makeup and reducing shine. It has a semi-transparent texture that reflects light, while soft-focus spherical powders give a smooth airbrushed look for a matte finish without a chalky texture.
 

It's easy to use - just dust over foundation for a flawlessly set look, build as desired to use for baking or lightly brush over areas for a perfected suede matte finish.

For best results use it with the Rodial Baking Brush - $46 - with densely packed bristles which are tailored for applying and dusting away ‘baked’ powder, leaving a seamless even finish.

Available now at Murale stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Manicure musts - Essie Speed Setter Ultra Fast Dry Top Coat!

Essie Speed Setter Ultra Fast Dry Top Coat - $10.99 - an ultra fast drying top coat which dries in under a minute, has an ultra-shiny finish and works with any Essie (or any other) polish.

Being a perpetual nail smudger myself, I love something the helps along drying time but usually find that to get the fast dry, you have to sacrifice the shine - not with this one though, nails dry and still stay super shiny - love!

Available mid-June at salons and other beauty retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 22, 2017

SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier - for firm, smooth and plump skin!

SkinCeutical H.A. Intensifier - 30ml - $120 - a multi-beneficial corrective serum with a serum-gel texture that creates a smooth canvas on skin and is proven to amplify skin’s hyaluronic acid levels by 30%.

Why would you even want more hyaluronic acid you may ask...

Hyaluronic acid is a powerful natural humectant which helps regulate moisture levels in skin. With age, skin experiences a gradual decline in hyaluronic acid levels and production begins to decrease, contributing to signs of aging including wrinkles deepening, formation of jowls and loss of skin tautness and rough, uneven skin texture - I know, I had you at jowls!

The unique formulation in H.A. Intensifier contains a high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid, proxylane and botanical extracts of licorice root and purple rice to support skin’s hyaluronic acid levels and deliver surface hydration, helping improve the visible appearance of skin by reducing the look of crow’s feet, nasolabial folds (parenthesis around the mouth or laugh lines), and marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth down to chin) for smoother, firmer and plumper skin with visibly improved texture.

Also makes a great compliment to use as home care after dermal fillers to extend their life; but of course consult with your physician for individual at-home advice after procedures. 

Available at select dermatologist offices, medical spas and high-end spas across Canada - visit www.skinceuticals.com/canada to find one near you.

- Lisamarie - 

Needful Things - Tweezerman Aztec Eye Slant Tweezer

Tweezerman Aztec Eye Slant Tweezer - $34 - style meets function as precision performance is inspired by global fashion trends with a fun color motif. With a 25-degree slanted tip that is the perfect angle for achieving high definition brows like a pro, while perfectly aligned, hand-filed tips ensure tweezers close evenly and firmly to precisely grip every hair, every time, no matter how tiny.


Available now online at tweezerman.ca.

- Lisamarie -

May 20, 2017

Long weekend essentials from Aveeno, Avon and Live Clean!

Aveeno Sensitive Skin SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen - 88ml - $15.99 - with a new and improved clear-drying formula that uses 100% naturally sourced zinc oxide that provides even the most sensitive skin with broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection along with Active Naturals Oat to lock in moisture and nourish skin- with a lightweight, non-greasy and sticky feel that is water resistant up to 80 minutes and free of all parabens, phthalates, dyes, fragrances and chemical sunscreen filters.

I must admit, I am also partial to the Aveeno Baby Sunscreen SPF 50 - with the same great protection, it's super gentle and won't sting eyes - use it on your baby if you must but feel free to baby yourself with it too!

Available now at drug, food and mass retailers across Canada.
Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Icaridin Insect Repellent Spray II - 113g - $14 - a non-aerosol spray that creates an invisible barrier of protection to repel mosquitoes for 5 hours and deer ticks for 7 hours all season long - best of all it lacks the usual bug spray stink and instead has a gentle breeze scent!

Available now from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
Live Clean After Sun 98% Aloe Vera Gel - 227ml - $8.24 - packed with the natural moisturizing power of  certified organic aloe vera gel, botanicals of Australian tea tree oil, arnica extract and cooling witch hazel to soothe skin that has been overexposed to the sun as it calms and nourishes dry and itchy skin - as well, it purifies and relieves the discomforts of insect bites, shaving nicks and other minor irritations.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 19, 2017

Sebastian Professional Sublimate Invisible Finishing Creme

Sebastian Professional Sublimate Invisible Finishing Creme - 100ml - $23.99 - with an invisible formula that offers definition, frizz control, heat and UV protection and tames fly aways with a cashmere-smooth shine for the supreme finishing touch to all hair styles. Contains a flexible, silicon oil-free polymer that forms a smooth film around the hair fiber for more anti-frizz but is so lightweight, it allows you to apply it over and over throughout the day.

It's recommended you apply it to the mid-lengths and ends on wet or dry hair - you only need a tiny amount - and definitely avoid the roots, especially if you are fine haired!

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

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pure Eau de Toilette

Issey Miyake has launched a reinterpretation of the original L'Eau D'Issey Pure scent with lighter and softer eau de toilette version:

Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pure - 50ml EDT - $92, 90ml EDT - $118 -  created from a mandarin illuminating a radiant petal heart with a musky trail with a top note of zesty, fizzy mandarin; heart notes of neroli, rose and lily of the valley; and base notes of ambergris and cashmeran.

The newest L'Eau d'Issey is still centered on water but with a salty feeling that links to the fresh floral bouquet to create a signature contrast. It's a great summer fragrance, it reminds me of walking by the ocean on a sunny day - sea spray, and and sunshine!

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

- Lisamarie -

May 18, 2017

Let the sunshine in with the Avon Senses Sweet Lemon Blossom & Basil body collection!

Welcome the fresh scent of summer with Avon Senses Sweet Lemon Blossom & Basil body collection and enjoy the crisp scent of sweet lemons blended with peony blossoms and fresh basil.

Available in the collection:

Shower Gel - 150ml - $6 - with a hydrating formula that leaves skin feeling cleansed and conditioned.

Body Lotion - 250ml - $8 - with a creamy formula that offers 30-hour moisture that leaves skin looking healthy and feeling soft and smooth.

Body Spray - 250ml - $10 - a cooling, scented mist that leaves skin feeling refreshed.

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

- Lisamarie -

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - new shades - with swatches!

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - $31 - in 5 new, Italian inspired shades: Angelo - pale pink, Perla - pale dusty pink, Biscotti - light brown, Rubino - beet red, Notte - dark berry - with incredible staying power, a lightweight and comfortable feel and a beautiful matte finish - that softens and hydrates with vitamin E and avocado oil.
Biscotti
Rubino

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

- Lisamarie -

May 17, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - The Body Shop Drops Of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Eye Cream

The Body Shop Drops Of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Eye Cream - 15ml - $32 - helps to reduce puffiness giving eyes a healthy looking, bright, wide awake appearance.

The formula contains ash bark - to improve skin firmness and reduce under eye bags; vitamin C rich red algae extract harvested from the North Atlantic - to brighten dark shadows; along with Community Trade marula oil from Namibia and Community Trade organic olive oil from Italy - to  hydrate and smooth. And for instant gratification, the formula is lightly tinted to help instantly cover dark shadows and the applicator is metal which helps stimulate blood circulation around the eyes and  reduce puffiness  for a refreshed appearance - and it works even quicker if you leave it in the fridge for a few minutes before using!

Available now at The Body Shop stores across Canada and online at thebodyshop.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Ecotools Perfecting Blender Duo!

Ecotools Perfecting Blender Duo - $15.99 - comprised of a unique EcoFoam Technology made of 70% plant based materials and comes in two sizes and densities: a large base blender which is soft and flexible to create light, buildable makeup application; and a mini detail blender which is firmer for more precise and detailed coverage. Both can be used wet or dry and have a flat surface to apply product on large surface areas, a round base to seamlessly blend lines and a wedge-like tip to guide precise straight lines.

Available now at select Brunet, Lawtons Drugs, Loblaws, Pharmasave and Uniprix stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 16, 2017

Improve and enchance with Dermablend Leg & Body Makeup!

Just in time for summer shorts and skirts season - Dermablend Professional brings their body coverage to Canada - which is a lifesaver for me, I am forever bumping into things, causing bruising and the last thing I want to do when it gets warm is wear pantyhose!

Dermablend Leg & Body Makeup - 100ml - $36 - in 12 shades including: Fair Nude 0N, Fair Ivory 10N, Light Natural 20N, Light Sand 25W, Light Beige 35C, Medium Golden 40W, Medium Natural 40N, Tan Honey 45W, Medium Bronze 45N, Tan Golden 65N, Deep Golden 70W, Deep Natural 85N - a liquid body foundation that's great for covering tattoos, varicose veins, stretch marks and bruises and creating a smooth and even skin tone when you use a shade matching your skin tone or an instant pantyhose effect when you use a deeper shade. It offers all-day hydration in a buildable, lightweight, natural feeling formula that applies easily and lasts up to 16 hours. Use a sponge and long strokes to apply, then tap on product with the sponge to build in areas that require more coverage.

If you're looking for extra coverage or just need to cover a small area then you might prefer:
Dermablend  Quick-Fix Body Makeup Stick - 12g - $31 - in 10 shades: Nude 10C, Almond 20W, Beige 30C, Sand 30N, Tan 35W, Caramel 35C, Medium 40W, Honey 50C, Bronze 65W, Golden 70W - in a convenient stick form that's great for spot cover including covering tattoos, birthmarks, scars, burns and bruises in a water, transfer and smudge resistant formula that applies easily and offers up to 16 hours of natural coverage. Apply with short strokes, then tap to build and blend.

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

- Lisamarie -

Paul & Joe Summer 2017 Nail Polish Collection - with swatches!

Paul & Joe Summer Nail Polish - $16 - featuring ten bright, classic and edgy shades with a formula  filled with emollient ingredients such as jojoba, olive and safflower oil to deliver a richer feel:

26 Cloud White - soft white ivory
29 Confectionary - sweet delightful pink
31 Chocolate Eclair - rich chocolate brown
25 Appassionata - deep blood red
27 Pink Pearl - classic pearlescent pink
28 Pink Bubble Bath - airy soft pink
30 French Country - warm neutral beige
32 Seaside Cottage - pink charcoal
33 Vinyl - bold red
35 In The Depths - mysterious smoky purple

Available now at beautyBOUTIQUE.ca and the following Shoppers Drug Mart locations:

Toronto/GTA, ON
2223 Bloor Street West
5576 Yonge Street 
2345 Yonge Street 
9350 Yonge Street, Hillcrest Mall, Richmond Hill 
220 Yonge Street
66 Wellington Street West
Marie Labatte Rd –CF Shops at Don Mills (Murale) 
181 Bay Street 
7700 Markham Rd., Markham  
1800 Sheppard Avenue East
1601 Bayview Avenue, East York 

Montreal, QC 
1122 Rue Sainte Catherine Ouest
1 Place Ville Marie (Murale)

Ottawa, ON 
50 Rideau Street, Rideau Centre 

Vancouver, BC 
748 Burrard Street  
3020 West Broadway 
6060 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond Centre 
5000 Canoe Pass Way
West 41St Avenue, Oakridge Mall (Murale)

Calgary, AB 
6455 Macleod Trails South Unit 24, Chinook Mall

Rocky View, AB
 Crossiron Blvd, Crossiron Mills Outlet Mall

Edmonton, AB 
5970 Mullen Way

St. John’s, NL
390 Topsail Rd


- Lisamarie -

May 15, 2017

Nuxe Nuxuriance Ultra offers global anti-aging!

Nuxe has unveiled it's latest botanical innovation - Nuxuriance Ultra - a line of anti-aging, replenishing skincare with a formula containing millions of intelligent botanical cells - the saffron and bougainvillea bi-floral cell - that encapsulates active molecules to strengthen the synergy of their action and when released in the deepest layers of the epidermis, target and help to stimulate the skin's major cells continuously for 12 hours.

Resulting in skin that acts and looks younger - the formula works on all signs of aging including: reduction in number of wrinkles, denser skin, enhanced radiance, reshapes the oval of the face and lifts facial features.

Available in the collection:

Nuxuriance Ultra Serum - 30ml - $70

Nuxuriance Ultra Fluid Cream - 50ml - $67 - for normal to combination skin

Nuxuriance Ultra Rich Cream - 50ml - $67 - for dry to very dry skin

Nuxuriance Ultra Night Cream - 50ml - $67

Nuxuriance Ultra Eye and Lip Contour - 15ml - $55

The the line also becomes a pampering experience thanks to the wonderful sweet fruity floral scent on a musky woody base - making it a treat for all the senses!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix, Jean Coutu, Familiprix, Uniprix, Brunet and Murale stores as well as select The Bay stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Elizabeth Arden Lasting Impression Mascara

Elizabeth Arden Lasting Impression Mascara - $32 - in Lasting Black and Lasting Brown - with an innovative and buildable formula that delivers exceptional length, separation and definition for super charged, glossy lashes and maximum eye impact all day long.
Harnessing the power of Ceramind technology, the smudge and clump proof formula envelops lashes to lengthen and thicken their look without any flaking.
While the unique brush with it's five conic spheres grabs, coats and extends for remarkably long, fanned out lashes each each swipe.
I like this mascara a lot, it easily gave me a feathery lash look (on the left eye) or a more defined look with an extra coat (on the right eye) with no smearing or clumping!

Available now at Elizabeth Arden counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 13, 2017

Charlotte Gainsbourg for NARS Summer 2017 Collection

The Charlotte Gainsbourg for NARS Collection turns Summer 2017 into something effortless, elegant and eclectic as it presents a new look at personal style. With sensorial formulas and tinted innovations that channel Charlotte’s signature look of smoldering eyes and fresh accents. With energized and natural-looking skin, cheeks that are flushed, tender and alive with emotion and lips that are bitten with soft colour thanks to shades, specifically developed by Charlotte herself, that are modern-day odes to fantasies, family, and friends—referencing memories of London and her many chapters in Paris. The packaging, a pointed mix of feminine contours and masculine detail, evokes the stylistic mix of military khaki decorated with sophisticated gold touches.
Lip Tint -  $33 - in limited edition shades: Double Decker - ruby red, Ephelide - antique rose, Promise - red plum - with a sensorial formula that delivers a natural hint of colour and extremely comfortable wear.
Hydrating Glow Tint - $45 - in Fair, Light, Medium and Medium/Dark - a weightless, refreshing gel-cream that awakens dull skin for a natural, healthy-looking glow. Sheer, buildable coverage evens out skin tone. 
Multiple Tint - $49 - in Jeanette - sheer berry, Alice - poppy red, Jo - light pink - delivers sheer, dewy, natural-looking colour and finish for lips and cheeks.
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - $33 - in London Clinic - soft rose and Blindfold - burgundy
Velvet Duo Eyeshadow - $43 - in two limited edition shades with soft matte to luminous finishes: Old Church Street - golden champagne and deep slate teal and Rue Allent - shimmering frost and deep forest green - with a soft formula and a sensorial, smooth feel.
Kohliner - $31 - in three limited-edition shades: Cours Du Soir - deep moss green, Nuit D'encre - deep navy, Zinc - slate grey - to line, define, and intensify eyes.
Au Poil Brush Roll - $220 - set of five, full-size limited-edition brushes with unique handles in a custom leather brush roll including: Eye Blending Brush, Concealer Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Face Highlighting Brush and Face Brush.

Available now at all NARS retailers including Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom and Murale and online at narscosmetics.com.


- Lisamarie -

May 12, 2017

Live your best blonde with Joico Blonde Life!

Joico introduces a new line for the 46% of hair colourers who are choosing to go blonde - Blonde Life - a lightening and brightening system just for blondes, because Joico understands that being blonde and staying blonde is a choice that is an investment in more ways than one - going and staying blonde can brighten your life but it can also be tough on your hair!

Going blonde takes quite the commitment - between regrowth, touch-ups, toning, damage and dulling of the hair, going blonde - and staying fresh-out-of-the-chair blonde - is a high-maintenance mission of trying to keep colour healthy, on-tone and gorgeous for as long as possible! 


It has now been made a lot easier with the Joico Blonde Life care products - that provide the royal treatment at home with a trio of intensely nurturing, sulfate-free formulas specially formulated to combat brassiness, brittleness and breakage that many blondes face after they leave the salon!
 

Created for those blondes tired of dealing with coarse, porous, hard-to-detangle hair with a formula of  strand-strengthening amino acid arginine, an exotic nutrient-rich blend of tamanu and monoi oils,  detoxifiers and Joico BioAdvanced Peptide Complex - all of which will banish the challenges of brassiness, off-tones, fading and damage that blondes experience daily to nourish and revive delicate strands. repair damage, replenish strength and prevent breakage so blondes stay bright and on-tone for up to 8 weeks resulting in hair that looks healthier and feels nourished.

Available in the at-home collection:

Blonde Life Brightening Shampoo - 300ml - $20.95 -  designed specifically for bleached, double-processed and high-lift blondes with a gentle sulfate-free cleanser that whips into a luscious lather then cleanses hair using a high-tech system that lifts and suspends dirt and oil in "micelles" (a fancy term for a bubble-like molecular arrangement) and quickly rinses them away. Along with it goes unwanted yellow tones that turn blonde hair brassy. What you get instead, is lustrous color and a soft, clean feel with no-drag wet combing so hair is perfectly prepped for a blow-dry. 

Blonde Life Brightening Conditioner - 250ml - $22.65 - with a nourishing formula for illuminating hydration and softness that won't weigh down fine, blonde strands - it combines the lightness of a lotion and the power of a serum to provide instant, intense hydration. Each highlighted strand is polished to a high gleam, giving incredible shine and detangling power that instantly revives blonde hair.

Blonde Life Brightening Masque - 150ml - $25.95 - intensely hydrates, softens, detoxifies and illuminates blonde hair by neutralizing chlorine and removing trace minerals known to turn a gorgeous head of blonde hair into a dull, yellow mess - an instant treatment that transforms bleached, brassy, fried hair into soft, glossy, reflective strands that have body and elasticity - the kind that makes everything move, bounce and shine.

and in the salon: Blonde Life Lightening Powder - 16oz - $29.95 - on- or off-scalp lightener that enhances golden strands with an ultra-high-lift formula that safely kicks colour  up to 9+ levels faster than any previous Joico lightener that can be used with foils or without. Easy to rinse and remove, it has a powerful conditioning formula containing arginine, tamanu and monoi oils.


The line also smells great, with soft notes of jasmine and vanilla that are complemented by fresh notes of nectarine, green melon and Meyer lemon and base notes that include sugared musk, vanilla and cashmere musk.

Available now at participating Joico salons - to find one near you call 1-800-267-4676 or at  joicocanada.com

- Lisamarie -