September 21, 2017

If you love your Ogx hair products but have always wanted a bath and body line from them to make your life and routine complete - wish granted - Ogx has released a whole whack of bath and body products in different  formulas and scents to suit everyone - my favourite:

Ogx Tsubaki Blossom helps you escape into an exotic, Asian garden with sweet floral blossoms, exotic tsubaki oil and bamboo extract to tantalize the senses and leave skin petal-soft. It's a relaxing morning scent and I especially like that the body wash is sulfate free - as are all the body washes in the collection!

Available as Body Wash - 577ml - $9.99 and Body Lotion - 577ml - $9.99.

Also available in the collection:

Ogx Euclayptus Mint invigorates and cools with eucalyptus mint and tea tree oils to help hydrate and smooth  skin while calming and soothing the senses.

Available as Body Wash - 577ml - $9.99 and Body Lotion - 577ml - $9.99.

Ogx Sea Mineral Moisture with sea minerals, algae and sea kelp infused with antioxidant-rich minerals that will leave your skin feeling soft and supple.

Available as Body Wash - 577ml - $9.99 and Body Lotion - 577ml - $9.99.

Ogx Coconut Miracle Oil envelops your senses in a tropical escape with coconut oil, essence of tiare and vanilla bean extract for an island getaway in the shower.

Available as Body Wash - 577ml - $9.99 and Body Lotion - 577ml - $9.99.

Ogx Extra Hydrating Argan Oil of Morocco gets you glowing with a radiance-enhancing blend infused with miraculous argan oil that feeds thirsty skin and gently cleanses to leave skin feeling soft and touchable all over.

Available as Body Wash - 577ml - $9.99, Body Lotion - 577ml - $9.99 and Body Oil Mist - 200ml - $9.99.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Tie one on - a scarf that is - from Etsy, Banana Republic and mark.!

QWear01 Cat Infinity Scarf in Black - $20.30 - a chiffon scarf that can be worn long or doubled up - I love it because not only is it cats it requires no ability to be able to tie a scarf in all of those amazing creative ways that most people seem to be able to!

Available at www.etsy.com/ca.
Banana Republic Floral Rectangular Scarf - $74 - black floral print on white twill fabric in a generous size - 70" x 36" - that you people who can tie these things will be able to do wonderful things with!

Available at Banana Republic stores across Canada and online at www.bananarepublic.ca.

mark. Fragrance Scarf - $20 - in fall inspired black and white houndstooth acrylic that looks great with everything! - 183 x 50 cm

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

- Lisamarie -

September 20, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint Shadow - $31 - in 20 ultra-pigmented creamy shades including 12 matte finish: M-10 - matte black, M16 - matte white, M-20 - matte ultramarine blue, M-24 - matte turquoise, M-40 - matte yellow, M-52 - matte beige, M-56 - matte taupe, M-60 - matte brown, M-70 - matte orange, M-72 - matte red, M-82 - matte fuchsia, M-90 - matte purple; 4 satin finish: L-14 - lustrous white, L-22 - lustrous dark blue, L-30 - lustrous khaki, L-54 - lustrous taupe; and 4 shimmer finish: I-50 - iridescent warm beige, I-12 - iridescent steel grey, I-42 - iridescent copper gold, I-80 - iridescent pink beige - offers all the ease of powder shadow in a cream texture with 24-hour waterproof wear that glides on seamlessly anddelivers easy blendability and ultra-pigmented colour. 

The formula is made up of silicon resin, polymer and oil - to make it waterproof and long-lasting, even in the most extreme conditions; silicon oil - to allow for effortless glide and easy blending; micro spheres - to provide a lightweight and smooth texture; and mango butter - for non-drying, comfortable wear.
 

I'm not necessarily a big fan of cream shadows but because these are smudge-proof and crease-resistant they make the best eyeshadow primer - depending on the shade and finish you choose they can even really punch up the shade of shadow you put on top making the possibilities endless!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Olay Age Defying Advanced Hydrating Gel Cream Moisturizer

It's been so hot lately that it's been hard to start thinking about winter skincare - but I've been trying because as soon as it starts to get cold my combination/oily skin is going to turn combination/dry/tight -  so I need something that will moisturize without too much heft or clogging my pores - my latest great discovery:

Olay Age Defying Advanced with Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Gel Cream Moisturizer - 50ml - $21.99 - in Normal and Dry Skin - with a lightweight, oil-free gel cream formula containing hyaluronic acid and conditioners to deliver 24 hours of deep hydration to tight, dry skin for a more youthful-looking complexion. It absorbs quickly, instantly renews skin’s moisture and improves skin dullness without clogging pores - revealing skin that feels silky, smooth and nourished with a healthy, natural glow.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

September 19, 2017

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Cushion Corrector + Primer Duo

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Cushion Corrector + Primer Duo - $20.49 - in 2 duo shade combination that address the most common discolouration concerns: Yellow/Green - corrects dark circles and dullness/corrects redness and Peach/Lavender -  brightens darkness/brightens dullness -  creates a flawless complexion, instantly colour-corrects skin tone, blurs fine lines and pores and conceals visible imperfections with a weightless, buildable mineral formula infused with complexion enhancing ingredients for moisturizing and brightening benefits that can be used all over or just where you need it!

Available drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Sally Hansen Complete Manicure Black To Basics Collection - with swatches!

Sally Hansen Complete Manicure has the best of the basics for Fall 2017 with 8 minimalistic, chic tones:

White Here White Now - bright white
Pearly Whites - pearlescent snow
All Grey All Night - soft, dove grey
Grey-Dreaming - blue-tinged slate grey
Steel My Heart - luxurious charcoal
To The Moon And Black - edgy ebony
Midnight Sky deep navy
Lucky Dress - blackened red

Featuring a patented flawless finish brush that fits perfectly to the nail for a simple, smooth, streak-free application delivering a salon-quality manicure with up to 10 days of chip-resistant wear.

Available now at mass and drug retailers across Canada for $9.95 each.

- Lisamarie -

September 18, 2017

Even more serums to love - now from No7!

Love your No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum but always wished there were more serum choices available? It's been a long time coming but No7 has finally expanded their serum line and made them available in Canada:

No7 Restore & Renew Face & Neck Multi Action Serum - 30ml - $36 - targets both face and neck with a powerful wrinkle-fighting complex containing matrixyl 3000 plus - a peptide blend that strengthens skin proteins to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help restore youthful looking skin; vitamin A; calcium amino acids and ceramides - helps restore epidermal strength to specifically combat crepiness in neck area and loss of firmness; hibiscus seed extract - rich in amino acids to help support collagen production; hyaluronic acid; sophora, embilica, vitamin C and gluconolactone - helps to rebalance melanin content providing a more even skin tone and fading of visible pigmentation as well as helps reduce crepiness and improve firmness in the neck area.
No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum - 30ml - $36, 50ml - $46 - causes skin to appear more youthful by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, firm skin and improve elasticity and even skin tone with a powerful wrinkle-fighting complex containing matrixyl 3000 plus - a peptide blend that strengthens skin proteins to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help restore youthful looking skin; hibiscus extract - rich in peptides and amino acids to help support collagen production helping to make skin look and feel smoother and firmer; hyaluronic acid - provides additional skin firming benefits via powerful water-binding abilities; and a lightening complex that contains emblica, vitamin C and gluconolatone - to help provide a more even skin tone and a fading of visible pigmentation.

They are both light enough to wear under your regular moisturizer or if you are combo to oily skinned, you might be fine wearing on it's own!

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

September 16, 2017

Avon Fall Beauty A Box - Divine Wine Collection

Avon Fall Beauty A Box - Divine Wine Collection - $49 - includes a handpicked selection of 5 full-size beauty favourites curated by top beauty professionals:

Avon True Color Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner in Sugar Plum
Avon True Color Lipstick in Vamp
Big & Daring Volume Mascara in Black
Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Romantic Mauves
Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Midnight Plum

Classic shades for fall that almost anyone can pull off so if you've been wanting to try out a wine look but find pulling all the right shades daunting, all the work has been done for you! And if you find the lipstick a little too bold, here's my trick, apply lipbalm first and the lipstick after, you will end up with a wine tint that doesn't require the precision that full on lipstick does!

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

- Lisamarie -

September 15, 2017

Aveda Thickening Tonic

Aveda Thickening Tonic - 100ml - $39 - a styling spray with a 97% naturally derived formula that instantly thickens hair and expands strands from roots to ends that is powered by botanicals including certified organic amla fruit.

It's easy to use, just shake and spray thoroughly on towel-dried hair, comb through and blow-dry and style as usual.

Of course one of my favourite things about Aveda products is the pure-fume aroma with certified organic rosemary, geranium, cinnamon and other pure flower and plan essences that gives me that salon hair experience at home!

Available now in Aveda Experience Center retail stores and Aveda Salons and Spas.


- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Gabrielle Chanel

Chanel has launched their first feminine fragrance in 15 years with:

Gabrielle Chanel - 50ml EDP - $129, 100ml EDP - $183 -  a purely feminine fragrance for a confident woman with top notes of mandarin, grapefruit and black currant; heart notes of tuberose, ylang-ylang, jasmine and orange blossom; and base notes of sandalwood and musk.

The fragrance represents a dream flower imagined by perfumer Olivier Polge - the ideal white flower made up of all the floral varieties used historically by Chanel and then taken up a notch to be re-imagined as something even more fantastic.

With an outside as pretty as the inside thanks to a unique bottle design by Sylvie Legastelois that is jewel-like yet simple, classic and transmits light as a symbol of the sunny character of the fragrance.

The face of the fragrance is Kristen Stewart with a campaign that includes a powerful commercial that is perfect for Kristen as it never requires her to smile!



Available now at Chanel counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

September 14, 2017

Detox your summer sins away with Dr Teal's Pink Himalayan!

All the terrible things you may have been doing over the summer - overindulging in cocktails, not getting enough sleep and getting way too much sun - builds up toxins in your body, not good - changing your lifestyle will help of course but so will bathing away some of those toxins with:

Dr Teal’s Pink Himalayan Mineral Soak and Foaming Bath to hydrate skin while releasing toxins - when absorbed, the gently fragranced natural minerals open pores and cleanse skin.

In two formulas:

Dr Teal’s Pink Himalayan Mineral Soak - 1.36kg - $9.99 - restores and replenishes with pure, mineral rich epsom salt - eases aches and soreness from muscle pains and natural bergamot and sweet orange essential oils - helps  provide relief from stress. Just pour at least 2 cups of the minerals under warm, running bath water and relax for 20 minutes to soak away discomfort from sore muscles - or if you prefer to bubble:

Dr Teal's Pink Himalayan Foaming Bath - 1000ml - $9.99 - with all the same benefits of the mineral soak along with long lasting bubbles to gently cleanse. Just pour a generous amount under warm, running water for a relaxing bubble bath experience. 
 
They both have the same light scent, which I can't describe exactly except to say that it smells like a spa - so you can absolutely close your eyes and pretend your bathtub is in a high-end spa somewhere!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick - with swatches!

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick - $11.99 - in 10 super-saturated shades: Pioneer, Loyalist, Dreamer, Lover, Heroine, Romantic, Creator, Believer, Escapist, Voyager - with a long-wearing formula that stays up to 16 hours and featuring a unique arrow applicator for precise application with a flawless matte finish.

As you can see, the colours are really vivid - my only complaint is the formula feels really tacky when you first put it on - after the top layer wears off then it feels like there is nothing on your lips but the colour is still there!


Heroine
Believer

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

September 13, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - Annabelle Neo Chic Graphic Collection

Annabelle Neo Chic Graphic Collection - for lines, lines and even more lines that can make any eye look go from blah to edgy and modern!

Available in the lineup is:

Brow Fiber Gel - $9.95 - in 2 universal shades: Light/Medium and Medium/Dark - with a small and precise tapered brush for easy and  fast brow filling and fixing.

Eyeink Bubble - $9.95 - creates  amazing looks with lines and dots. with a long lasting waterproof formula that stays up to 10 hours.

Eyeink Tulip - $9.95 - creates thick and thin graphic lines with a long-lasting formula that stays up to 24 hours.

Skinny Mascara - $9.95 - with a high-precision brush that grabs and captures even the shortest lashes - also makes getting the lower lashes super-easy.

Brush Tip Eyeliner - $9.95 - the classic, must-have liner with a brush applicator.

Eyeink Sharpie - $9.95 - creates graphic bold lines for an intense look with a long lasting waterproof  formula that stays up to 10 hours.

101 Eyeliner - $9.95 - a super small, user-friendly eyeliner with an easy-to-grip wand.

Available now at drugstores across Canada and online at www.annabelle.com.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Live Clean (Fresh Face) Refreshing Facial Wipes!

Even with all the new and wonderful products I try out all the time, sometimes I just have to come back to my tried and true favourites like:

Live Clean (Fresh Face) Refreshing Facial Wipes - 30 wipes - $9.99 - a refreshing and gentle way to cleanse skin of impurities, excess oil and makeup. They have a hypoallergenic alcohol and oil-free, formula that is 98% plant derived and infused with protective vitamin C, while aloe vera and cucumber reveal skin's natural glow and orchid extract seals in moisture and replenishes the skin's moisture barrier.

And as with all Live Clean products, are paraben, phthalate, petroleum, silicone, mineral oil and
dye free.
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart stores across Canada.
- Lisamarie -

September 12, 2017

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Color Correct Perfecting Powder

Love colour correcting powders but hate the shimmer that usually comes with them? Here's something perfectly matte that works so well, you'd think it would cost 5 x the price:

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Color Correct Perfecting Powder - $7.98 - a sheer and luminous powder that mattifies and sets makeup for improved all day wear. With finely milled pastel pigments in each weaved ribbon that are designed to individually correct skin concerns and provide a matte finish that leaves the complexion neutralized, balanced and perfected. 

Available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

OPI Iceland Fall/Winter 2017 Collection - with swatches!

The OPI Iceland Fall/Winter 2017 Collection features 12 new shades in classic Nail Lacquer, Long-Wear Infinite Shine and GelColor formulas, with colors inspired by the country’s unspoiled, otherworldly terrain. Stunning moss-covered lava fields, black sand beaches and vast mountain ranges with unique volcanic rock formations lend themselves to shades of chocolate browns, dark gray and khaki green. Water - in the form of hot springs, waterfalls and icebergs - and open, expansive skies inspire rich hues of blue ranging from sparkling jewel-tones to cooler blue-grays. Lingering sunsets yield an array of hues, from orange clay and wine red to shimmering mauve and various tones of purple – including dusky violet, berry and deep eggplant-gray.
Icelanded a Bottle of OPI - dove beige
That’s What Friends Are Thor - powerful, earthy brown
Krona-logical Order - rich espresso 

Suzi & the Arctic Fox - purple-kissed hue

Turn On the Northern Lights! - deep purple

This Isn’t Greenland - mystical moss

Less is Norse -  dark ice blue

Check Out the Old Geysirs - true blue

I’ll Have a Gin & Tectonic- glowy peachy beige
One Heckla of a Color! - frosty purple

Reykjavik Has All the Hot Spots - shimmering dusky mauve 

Aurora Berry-alis - glowing pink

Available in classic Nail Lacquer, Long-Wear Infinite Shine formulas and GelColor (at your salon). Nail Lacquers retail for $13.50 each and Infinite Shine retails for $16.95 at Professional Salons, as well as other beauty retailers across Canada including Hudson's Bay and Trade Secrets.


- Lisamarie -

September 11, 2017

TIFF 2017 made bearable thanks to the Essentials Lounge 8!

Celebrity hunting is hard work, don't let anyone tell you different - but it's made a bit easier after some pampering time at this year's Essentials Lounge 8 - George Clooney won't be able to resist me now!
First they got me smelling great for George with Michael Kors latest offering, Sexy Ruby (100ml EDP - $135) - a modern chypre scent inspired by the unique link between seduction, strength and glamour - where fantasy meets femininity and a woman is her sexiest.
Chasing George will be so much easier in a pair of the new Keds x Rifle Paper Co kicks! The bright orange Triple Decker Birch slip ons ($90) make me happy just looking at them!
SkinCeuticals got me glowing with a quickie peel and a re-introduction to C E Ferulic (30ml - $170) - a daytime vitamin C serum that delivers advanced environmental protection and improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness and brightens skin's complexion. Available at SkinCeuticals.ca and select medi-spas and dermatologists.
I admired the Tweezerman Rose Gold collection and scored a pair of personalized tweezers that are also pink - my husband won't be able to get away with stealing mine anymore! Available at tweezerman.ca.
Dior made me totally kissable by hooking me up with their new Addict Lipstick ($35) - a breakthrough creation of a lipstick that boasts a hydra-gel core with a top coat effect for sensational mirror shine. Concentrated in the shape of a CD at the center, the ultra-moisturizing soft core runs the full length of the stick - I love the Must-Have shade, a raspberry pink shimmer! Available at Dior counters across Canada.
L'Oréal was showing off their latest collection of super moisturizing hair products - Ever Creme - with a Deep Nourish Shampoo ($8.97), Conditioner ($8.97) and Renourishing Butter ($12.96) - for locks George will be dying to run his fingers through! Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
And so you don't get blinded by the bright lights of Hollywood and forget where you came from, Tuck Shop Trading Company was on hand to remind us with their Wool Ball Caps ($48) bearing the name of Toronto neighbourhoods in the authentic, exclusive Toronto subway font! Available for retail at Tuck Shop Trading Co. (1226 Yonge St.) or online at TuckShopCo.com.
And if I don't track George down, I'll be able to deliciously eat my feelings thanks to Green & Black’s organic chocolate bars (100g - $4.25) are made with hand-selected, ethically sourced cocoa beans for a truly premium chocolate experience. Available in 10 unique flavours.

But don't worry George, I haven't given up yet!

- Lisamarie -

September 8, 2017

John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Collection

Repair the frizz-causing damage that prevents hair from achieving it's ideal style each day with:

John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Shampoo & Conditioner - 250ml - $12.99 - instantly restores hair and prevents the appearance of future damage with a powerful formula infused with an amino repair complex and vital nutrients, that helps reconstruct the lipid structure for healthier looking and feeling hair.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner - 150ml - $14.99 - a super-concentrated restoring and fortifying mask that returns seriously distressed hair to a healthy state. Formulated with a targeted anti-damage technology and powerful moisturizing and strengthening ingredients, it's a weekly treatment that rescues hair leaving it touchably smooth and nourished in just 1 use.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday Michael Kors Sexy Ruby

Michael Kors introduces a new scent, inspired by the unique link between seduction, strength and glamour - where fantasy meets femininity and a woman is her sexiest:

Michael Kors Sexy Ruby - 50ml EDP - $110, 100ml EDP - $135 - a modern chypre scent as brilliant as the jewel that inspired it with top notes of raspberry, apricot, davana and pepper; heart notes of orange blossom absolute, Indian jasmine sambac and rose petals; and base notes of moss crystal, cashmere woods and vanilla bean.

It comes in a dramatic bottle of red-faceted glass and capped by a signature Kors golden grommeted square that will look super glamourous and elegant on your dressing table and you will be equally impressed with the fragrance itself - I wasn't expecting to like it, anything with that many floral notes is hit or miss for me but this one is a big hit - it's fruity-floral with a warm sexy dry-down - very me!

Available now at Hudson's Bay stores across Canada and online at thebay.com.

- Lisamarie -

September 7, 2017

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Collection

The new Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Yogurt line helps saturate your body with nourishing moisture with a blend of Active Naturals oatmeal and nutrient-rich yogurt to deliver a rich, moisturizing experience that instantly nourishes and revitalizes dry skin and comes in two indulgent fragrances - Vanilla and Oats and Apricot and Honey.

The collection includes:

Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash - 354ml - $9.99, 532ml - $12.99 - with a creamy formula that gently cleanses without over stripping or damaging skin.

Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt - 195ml - $12.99 - maintains all-day contact with the skin providing long-lasting moisture that can actually be felt, leaving skin hydrated for 48 hours.

The texture of the moisturizer is my favourite thing ever, it's like a whip/butter/sorbet hybrid - whatever it is it feels great!

Available now at drug, mass and grocery retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fave lips & tips from Mary Kay Fall 2017 Collection - with swatches!

The Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection has all the beautiful jewel tones that one would expect from the season and I am especially loving the lip and nail colours!
Mulberry Muse Lip Suede
Violet Silk Nail Lacquer
Rose Blush Nail Lacquer 
 
Available now for a limited time through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't have one you can find one at - www.marykay.ca or 1-866-455-5454.

- Lisamarie -