July 31, 2017

Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Essence

Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Essence - 120ml - $44 - a hydrating essence that visibly soothes, refines and balances moisture for a brighter, more luminous and smoother complexion.

The formula contains zanthoxylum fruit and tamarind seed - to help soothe the skin while the green apple cocktail of age defying malic acid, alpha lipoic, CoQ10 and DMAE - help improve skin texture and clarity.

Essences are confusing - are they a serum? Or are they a moisturizer? Actually neither, think of them more like a toner but rather then rubbing it over and off your face you want to press it into the skin with either your fingers or a cotton pad - follow up with your serum and/or moisturizer and enjoy your brighter skin!

Available now at Murale stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - MUD Cosmetics Volumizing Mascara

MUD Cosmetics Volumizing Mascara - $19 - maximizes and lengthens lashes with a lush, fibre rich formula.
The brush offers full bristles allowing for smooth application and precise control for thick and luxurious lashes.
With a lightweight, fragrance-free, richly pigmented formula that is lush with fibres to help maximize and lengthen lashes while still being non-clumping and smudge resistant

It's a nice looking, easy-to-apply mascara but my favourite part has to be the squeezable tube that makes the thrifty side of me so happy - it will be so easy to get to every last drop of mascara out of this sucker! And it's the perfect compliment to the MUD Cosmetics 3-step smokey eye!
MUD Cosmetics are available now online at sears.ca and in-store at the following Sears Canada locations: Fairview Mall, Erin Mills Town Centre, Stone Road Mall, Oshawa Centre, Promenade and Mapleview Centre – all in Ontario; Galeries d’Anjou, Laurier Québec and Promenades St-Bruno in Québec; and South Centre Mall in Calgary, Alberta. 

- Lisamarie -

July 29, 2017

So much more than just sun protection with Zorah, Olay and Neutrogena!

My innate laziness has me skipping beauty steps all the time - except for the one thing I would never shirk, my sunscreen! So sunscreen combined with something else is my favourite thing ever - here are a few products to enjoy that allow you to skip a step without losing any beauty benefits:

Skip your tinted moisturizer: 

Zorah Biocosmétiques BIO DEF Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30  - 50ml - $34.99 - with a silky and breathable mineral formula that is tinted to help even out the complexion and hide imperfections while protecting the skin from UVA and UVB rays and is water and sweat resistant for 40 minutes. 

I love that it's a Canadian-made, fair trade, gluten-free, vegan product that includes argan oil - to help hydrate and regenerate the skin. Fair warning, if you have medium toned skin it will blend right in but if you are fair like me, it will add some colour so make sure you blend it into your neck as well so you don't end up with the dreaded foundation line around your chin!

Available at select health food stores across Canada and online at:  zorahbiocosmétiques.com
Skip your brightener:

Olay Luminous Brightening & Protection Lotion SPF 30 - 50ml - $34.99 - with a lightweight formula that delivers hydration 10 layers deep to help regenerate skin’s appearance and fades the look of dark spots while brightening skin over time, revealing more even skin tone while preventing more sun spots and protecting from further sun damage with a broad spectrum SPF.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Skip your anti-ager:

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer SPF 30 - 29ml - $27.99 - with an effective formula that fades the look of stubborn deep wrinkles, including crow’s feet, brightens the under eye area, smoothes the look of fine lines and reduces the look of dark circles with visible results in just one week. Contains accelerated retinol SA which combines the highest concentration of Neutrogena  retinol SA with glucose complex, an exclusive booster, to leave skin feeling smooth and looking younger.

Available at grocery, drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

July 28, 2017

Klorane Blond Highlights Sun Lightening Spray

Klorane introduces an amazing new addition to its Chamomile collection:

Klorane Blond Highlights Sun Lightening Spray - 125ml - $12.95 - infuses natural sunny highlights into blond to light brown hair with an authentic, gentle  chamomile and honey formula that is free of bleaching agents, gradually brightens and lightens hair a little more with every use for a sunny, summery look. As an added benefit, hair is soft, easy to detangle and full of radiance as it recovers its shine and glow.  

Suitable for naturally blond hair, highlighted, color-treated and bleached hair - and for even blonder results, use with the Klorane Blond Highlights Shampoo & Conditioner with Chamomile!

Available now at select Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Clean Ultimate Beach Day

Clean Ultimate Beach Day - 60ml EDT - $74 - reminiscent of a sunny, warm summer day strolling along the sand and enjoying the sparkling, salty sea air notes wafting along the summer breeze - basically it smells exactly like a day at the beach with top notes of mandarin orange, Italian bergamot, lemon and kaffir lime;
heart notes of white rose, tuberose, neroli, jasmine, angelica, African orange flower, lavender and sea notes; and base notes of musk, amber and sand.
This is one of those fragrances that is like sniffing a memory, sometimes you aren't exactly sure what you're smelling but it just makes you feel happy!
Available for a limited time at Sephora and sephora.ca.
- Lisamarie -

July 27, 2017

Avon Skin So Soft Oil-Infused Foaming Body Wash

Avon Skin So Soft Oil-Infused Foaming Body Wash - offers all the magic of their signature oils - that mix with your natural oils to gently help whisk away dirt and impurities with a light, moisturizing foam that is perfect for summer - leaving skin soft, revitalized, nourished and gorgeous!

In 4 formulas:

Original - 250ml - $11 - with jojoba and sunflower seed oils along with vitamin E.

Soft & Sensual - 250ml - $11 - with argan and sunflower seed oils along with vitamin E.

Radiant Moisture - with argan and sunflower seed oils as well as keratin and vitamin E.

Supreme Nourishment - 250ml - $11 - with macadamia nut and sunflower seed oils along with vitamin E.

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

- Lisamarie -

Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer - with swatches!

Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer  - $7.98 - in 7 shades: Genius, Ambitious, Entitled, Selfish, Famous, Temptress and Devious - a bold hybrid lip lacquer that combines the long wearing properties of a liquid lipstick with the shine and hydration of a lip gloss.

With an opaque formula that is both hydrating and not sticky, it is always comfortable and never drying on the lips - and has a unique, unstoppable shine that lasts for hours without creasing or feathering and even stays put through eating and drinking!

Available now exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

July 26, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - Beautycounter Color Define Brow Pencil

Beautycounter Color Define Brow Pencil - $29 - in 3 shades: Light, Medium and Dark - define brows so they appear thick and natural, yet polished - perfect for when you need to fill in gaps or even out color - they go on smoothly and blend easily with the built-in brush wand.

I tend to mostly use brow powders because I usually find brow pencils to be either too hard with no pigmentation or too soft and won't draw a proper line. These ones are Goldilocks approved and just right - firm enough that you can draw precise lines while still having enough give for the colour to be deposited correctly!

Available online and through independent consultants - check out www.beautycounter.com for more info.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Sun Bum Beach Formula 3 In 1 Leave In!

Sun Bum Beach Formula 3 In 1 Leave In - 118ml - $19.99 - a hot weather must-have with a lightweight, humidity resistant formula that instantly penetrates into the hair shaft to detangle, condition, and protect while enhancing hair's natural body all without weighing it down. It also protects hair against heat appliances and chemical damage, delivering instant repair and adding elasticity to dry, damaged and frizzy hair; slows colour fading and extends healthy luster; prevents split ends; and shields hair from sun and wind damage.

And unlike some leave-in formulas that are total greasy crap in my fine hair, it really is a weightless formula that doesn't make hair look oily or dirty so can be used in any hair type!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

July 25, 2017

GOSH Lumi Drops - for a lit from within glow!

GOSH Lumi Drops - 15ml - $17 - in Vanilla, Peach and Bronze - brighten up with a liquid highlighter that dresses the skin in an illuminating veil of beautiful radiance and enhances the complexion with a shimmery finish from reflecting pearl pigments - as if light is  coming from within. 

They brighten up any look and highlight your most beautiful features easily - use for strobing with a few drops where the sun would naturally hit your face - including the bridge of the nose, tip of the chin, center of the forehead, cupid’s bow, brow bones and cheekbones or use alone for a radiant all-over finish. I find it hard to use all over because you need such a small amount that it was hard to evenly spread it so I mix a tiny bit of Vanilla (because I'm pale, if you're darker go with the Bronze) with my moisturizer or bb cream and it really does add a great glow!

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Needful Things - Essie Gel Couture Platinum Grade Finish Top Coat

Essie Gel Couture Platinum Grade Finish Top Coat - $13.99 - with pro-platinum technology that protects polish from chipping and delivers luxury wear for up to 12-14 days - instantly providing a perfect finish and mirror shine - for a flawless looking manicure!

And of course it would look great over top of the new Gala Bolds collection!

Available now at beauty destinations across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

July 24, 2017

Skin care as light as air from StriVectin, Uriage and Clinderm!

StriVectin Multi-Action Stress Defense Hydrating Water Gel - 50ml - $65 - a multi-tasking gel moisturizer that helps skin visibly bounce back from modern stressors that age skin differently today - everything from a fast-paced, tech-driven lifestyle to environmental pollution. Contains a  comprehensive complex of antioxidants and amino acids to help protect against and repair the look of skin stress and aging including patented NIA-114 technology - strengthens the delicate moisture barrier to help prevent vital water loss. As an added bonus, it has a soothing aroma of seagrass, jasmine, water lily and lavender that helps melt away stress as a cooling burst of hydration wakes up the complexion for skin that is soft, smooth,  instantly revived and plumped with a fresh, dewy glow.

Available now at Murale and Shoppers drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beautyboutique.ca.
Uriage Eau Thermale Water Serum - 30ml - $39.95 - a moisturizing serum that offers 24 hour hydration to even the most dehydrated skin by infusing it with its unique, highly-concentrated hydration complex in 3 stages to: regenerate the skin's hydration; continually maximize the hydration of the skin; and restore the barrier effect of the skin to limit dehydration by targeting all the layers of the skin with its active ingredients to restore the natural moisturization mechanisms to deliver comfort, softness and radiance.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beautyboutique.ca.
Cliniderm HydraComfort Hydrating Serum - 30ml - $35 - with a melt-in gel texture, that absorbs fast and provides immediate, intense hydration and replenishes skin’s moisture to nourish even  extremely dry skin as it soothes with its anti-inflammatory and anti-irritation properties, relieves itchiness and protects skin against environmental stressors

Available at major drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Lise Watier Dramatique Curl Mascara

Lise Watier Dramatique Curl Mascara - $27 - a high tech mascara that curls lashes for a star look.
The curve of the brush and the precise bristle placement guarantee an amplified effect and curve the  lashes for an intensely dramatic gaze.
It takes 2 coats to make it curl - you can actually see the curl on the right eye - I just did one coat on the left - it makes them nice and fluttery but no curl.
For my taste, 2 coats makes it too clumpy, you get the curl but more thickness then suits me, especially for during the day - I'll stick to one coat and a lash curler!

Available now at Lise Watier counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

July 22, 2017

Brighten up with a serum from NeoStrata, MyChelle and Ole Henriksen!

NeoStrata Skin Brightener Serum - 30ml - $78 - fights loss of radiance, targets and inhibits discolourations to even out skin tone with a highly concentrated silky serum packed with a whopping 20% Vitamin C to reveal a radiant, flawless complexion.

This one is nothing to fool around with so if you are sensitive, it's a good idea to start using it on an every other day basis or if you're super sensitive, as a weekly treatment to build up skin tolerance - however often you use it, pat it onto damp, not dry, skin and don't rub in!

Available at drugstores across Canada.
MyChelle Perfect C Serum - 15ml - $56 - with a non-irritating, multi-tasking vitamin C formula that reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles and contains a high active level of 17% L-ascorbic acid - the only effective anti-aging form of vitamin C along with buddleja plant stem cells - to  brighten, protect skin from the elements and combat the visible signs of aging. 

Available at Murale stores across Canada and online at beautyboutique.ca.
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum - 30ml - $60 - like a daily multivitamin for the skin that fights dullness, dryness, uneven texture and loss of firmness and elasticity with a powerful anti-aging, oil-free serum formulated with vitamin C, boosted with collagen for brightening and all-day hydration and enriched with orange and green tea extracts to revive the complexion with a healthy and more youthful-looking glow - the serum is wonderful but I really love the citrus scent - like rubbing an orange grove on your face!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

July 21, 2017

Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Color Lustre Dry Cleaner For Color Treated Hair

If you missed the memo and are still washing your colour treated hair every day and then wondering why your colour doesn't last - water is your colour's enemy so get ready to meet your new best friend:

Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Color Lustre Dry Cleaner For Color Treated Hair - 136g - $42 - gently cleanses by absorbing oils and impurities at the roots while moisturizing dry lengths and ends. 

What makes it different from other dry shampoos is the formula which has translucent, micro-fine powders that absorb oil without leaving any residue or unwanted texture behind - which is good if you are looking for just the clean, not good if you are also using your dry shampoo as a volumizer. What makes it great is its ability to blend with any hair shade - if dry shampoo tends to leave a whitish cast on your dark hair, I promise, you will not have an issue with this one!

Perfect for perking up a blow out on day 2, making post-gym hair look like something human and turning mid-day hair from blah to bouncy!

Available now at select salons across Canada and online at shuuemura.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - L'Occitane Verveine

Still on my list of summer faves is a scent I never get tired of:

L'Occitane Verveine - 100ml EDT - $65 - with an  aromatic herbal lemony freshness scent that revives the body and mind. When baskets are filled with the freshly picked green leaves, its captivating scent fills the air in the markets of Provence. Naturally generous, verbena thrives on the land reserved for it and for L'Occitane at the heart of an estate converted to organic farming.

Along with the rest of the usual line offerings there are a couple of new products in the collection that are must trys:

Frappe Body Cream - 150ml - $40 - a moisturizing and ultra-light body cream for summer that you can keep in the refrigerator for a more intense ice effect

Refreshing Exfoliating Sugars - 175g - $40 -  gently exfoliates the skin with refreshing verbena, leaving it smooth and silky

Available now at L'Occitane store across Canada and online at http://ca.loccitane.com.

- Lisamarie -

July 20, 2017

Avon Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration Bath & Body Collection

Avon Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration with Mediterranean olive oil indulges your skin in the Mediterranean beauty secret of ultra-moisturizing olive oil while basking in the refreshing scent of crisp greens and sandalwood.

Available in the collection:

Body Scrub - 200ml - $12 - an invigorating scrub that leaves skin feeling energized.

Dry Oil Body Spray - 150ml - $12 - absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling velvety smooth.

Body Cream - 200ml - $12 - contains moisturizing beads infused with olive oil to leave skin silky soft with no greasy after-feel.

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

- Lisamarie -

Layer your way to total sun protection with Vichy, Coppertone, IDC and Prevage!

The biggest mistakes most people made when applying sunscreen is either not applying enough or missing spots - an easy fix - just use a couple of different products and layer! The lotion will help add moisture which the sun loves to strip away and the spray will fill in any missed or hard to reach areas! My go-to combo right now:

Vichy Ideal Soleil Sport Ultra Light Refreshing Lotion SPF 60 - 200ml - $29.95 - with a light refreshing formula perfect for active people - not only does it protect them from UVA and UVB rays, it's resistant to water and sweat for over 80 minutes! And to make life even easier, it can be applied directly to wet or dry skin and absorbs quickly without leaving any white traces.

Available at drugstores across Canada and online at vichy.ca.

Coppertone Clearly Sheer Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 - 142g - $9.97 - with a lightweight, moisturizing matte formula that feels lightweight on the skin, won't clog pores and a has fresh, clean scent - provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB coverage and is water resistant for 80 minutes.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
As for the face, if you have dry skin and need to wear a moisturizer under your sunscreen anyhow, use one with an SPF - there is no harm is doubling up on it and chances are, you aren't wearing enough sun protection anyhow so this way you will be entirely covered! If you are oily/combo skinned you probably don't need both so make sure you really slather on the one you do use!

Here's a great duo and what's interesting about both of them is that they aren't just offering protecting from sun damage but also the aging effects of pollution - ongoing exposure contributes to skin’s lack of oxygen, loss of moisture and compromised natural anti-oxidizing actions - with visible signs that may include dullness, dryness, greater sensitivity and intensification of fine lines - which means yes, there is now something new to worry about!

IDC + Hydra UV Protect Anti-Pollution Moisturizing Cream SPF 30 - 50ml - $50.99 - the power of intense hydration comes together with natural mineral sun filters and an anti-pollution complex to protect skin from UV rays and a variety of pollutants including desert gold (jojoba) extract - quickly penetrates the skin, where it intensely hydrates and nourishes to help restore evenness and radiance resulting is soft, silky, protecting skin.

Available now at beautyboutique.ca.

Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 Lotion - 40ml - $85 - with a sheer, hydrating, invisible formula that offers a new level of skincare defense by combining pollution and UV protection with a DNA Enzyme Complex to strengthen skin and support natural repair systems, protect against skin dulling pollutants with smart polymers that form an invisible skin shield and defend against 98% of harmful UVB rays with a broad spectrum formula containing 100% micronized titanium dioxide and zinc oxide -and a powerful antioxidant blend - to  maintain optimal skin health and visibly improve skin's condition to help it look  younger, longer.
Available now at Elizabeth Arden counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

July 19, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - Tweezerman Expertweeze Lighted Slant Tweezer

Tweezerman Expertweeze Lighted Slant Tweezer - $36 - with an ergonomic design that is easy to hold for maximum comfort, stability accuracy and fingertip control that features the award winning Slant Tweezer's perfectly aligned, hand-filed precision tips for expert brow shaping outfitted with a convenient LED light that is great any time illumination is needed.

I was amazed at how many little hairs I was missing with regular tweezers that became easy to see and eliminate with the added light - you don't have to use the light either if you are in a well lighted room or it just freaks you out, there is an on/off switch for it!
Available now online at tweezerman.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Recovery Mask-In-Oil!

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Recovery Mask-In-Oil - 30ml - $76 - a revolutionary skin-strengthening treatment for radiant, younger-looking skin with a concentrated formula containing Chronolux that nourishes and rebuilds skin, helping to create a virtual nighttime cocoon and lock out life's aging assaults with potent anti-oxidants and skin fortifiers and prepares skin for the day ahead by boosting its natural resistance to daily environmental assaults.  

And to keep you from making the same initial mistake that I made, it's meant to go on over your serum - it helps lock in the power of your Advanced Night Repair Serum - but feel free to use it over any serum or even on its own - I was treating it as the serum and putting a cream over top which was just creating a mess - over a serum it's heavenly!

Use it correctly every night and awaken to skin that looks more healthy, renewed and radiant.

Available now at Estée Lauder counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

July 18, 2017

Stellar Haze Cosmic Face Powder

Stellar Haze Cosmic Face Powder - $36 - a universal, translucent, loose super-powder with powerful blurring and perfecting properties.

It can be used as a setting or finishing powder or both for a mattified, yet radiant finish that results in an airbrushed, poreless look that is water-resistant and looks flawless.

My best tip, even though it appears to completely disappear on skin,  don't overuse it if you are going to be taking pictures or you will get the dreaded flashback - which we all know from celebrity photos is not a pretty look!

Available at select Sephora stores across Canada and online at sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Bubble away skin troubles with Skin Republic!

Skin Republic Bubble Purifying + Charcoal Face Mask Sheet - $9 - a black charcoal-infused sheet mask that turns into an oxygen-rich foam when exposed to the air with millions of microbubbles that dive deep into the skin's pores to clean out dirt and impurities while fruit acids gently exfoliate helping to smooth and even out skin tone for a bright, fresh and luminous complexion.

I'll admit it, my foaming expectations were low, I figured there would be a few little bubbles that would appear and disappear and that would be the end of the foaming experience - wrong! This sucker foams up like nobody's business and keeps foaming away the whole 20 minutes it's on your face - once removed my face felt soft and squeaky clean!

Available now at Murale stores across Canada and online at beautyboutique.ca. There's also a duo pack available for $15 exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores until September 30th.

- Lisamarie -

July 17, 2017

For Beloved One Melasleep Brightening Lumi's Key Collection

Any skin type with a yen for brighter skin need look no further then the latest and greatest collection from For Beloved One - Melasleep Brightening Lumi's Key - containing dual-brightening mechanisms Lumiskin and Wonderlight that work together to reverse dull, uneven skin and  encourage skin-darkening enzymes to remain in hibernation for brighter skin that looks clear and healthy.

With 5 products in the collection that each contain exclusively-formulated brightening ingredients that treat and encourage healthy and brilliant skin:

Melasleep Brightening Lumi's Key Toner - 200ml - $52.99 - accelerates metabolism, softens skin and brings ultimate luminosity to skin by stopping the cycle of dark spots and hyperpigmentation while helping remove dead skin cells and accelerate skin metabolism for softer skin while also enhancing its barrier function.

Melasleep Brightening Lumi's Key Lotion - 50ml - $45.99 - contains botanical extracts to strengthen skin, inhibit dark spots, prevent pigmentation and encourage brightness to improve dull and dark skin for a brighter more even complexion. It also contains olive leaf extract Eurol BT to provide skin repair throughout the day and vitamin B3 to prevent the appearance of dullness in the skin.

Melasleep Brightening Lumi's Key Bio-Cellulose Mask - 3 masks - $62.99 - lovely, thick sheet masks that induct active ingredients deep within the skin for a rapid brightening effect including Matrixyl 3000 that penetrates deep into the skin generating collagen and elastin for plump, bright skin.

Melasleep Brightening Lumi's Key Essence - 30ml - $79.99 - immediately brightens skin to stop the cycle of dark spot generation and restore brilliance to its appearance while the Multifruit BSC in the formula also penetrates deep within the skin to fade spots for a flawless and clear appearance.

Melasleep Brightening Lumi's Key Jelly - 50ml - $69.99 - stops hyperpigmentation, prevents the generation of dark spots and unveils brightness with Dermawhite WF which releases into the skin overnight - also contains rosa alba extract to calm and soothe fatigued skin and white wine extract to keep skin vibrant and moisturized.

Available now at T&T stores across Canada and online at YesStyle.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Bags that love to travel from Quo, Avon and Sephora!

Quo Tropical Summer Clutch - $16.99 - there's lots of room for all your beauty essentials in this frond printed, canvas coated case - the tassel makes it extra sassy!

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
Avon Train Case with Mirror - $20 -  with a roomy interior that is lined for easy cleaning, wraparound zip closure and a mini mirror for on-the-spot touch-ups.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
Sephora Sprinkle Me With Kisses The Voyager - $25 -  a medium-sized, coated canvas makeup bag that holds and protects your beauty essentials and has a pop-up frame that provides you with better visibility of the products inside - and of course who doesn't love the whimsical design?!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

July 15, 2017

Sleep your way to better everything with Masque Bar, Nip + Fab and Sephora!

Masque Bar Sleeping Facial Mask with Lavender - 100ml - $19.99 - wake up to better skin thanks to a cream that helps relieve dry irritated skin overnight with a formula enriched with calming lavender extract while aloe and witch hazel moisturize and brighten. You don't need to use a lot and you don't have to worry about finding it all over your pillow, it soaks right into the skin - just make sure you wash your face in the morning - you won't believe how soft and glowy it will look!

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
Nip + Fab Body Bust Fix Night - 100ml - $16.25 - a super-charged version of the original bust fix that works extra hard while you sleep to visibly plump, firm and smooth with a formula containing chronodyn which actively promotes cell regeneration while adding volume and firming the bust area.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
Sephora Hair Sleeping Mask - 30ml - $6 - in 4 types targeted to specific hair concerns: Coconut Mask - Nourishes and repairs hair fibers; Shea Mask - Fortifies and helps to prevent breaking and split ends; Rose Mask - Smooths and prevents frizzing; Acai Mask - Protects color and boosts radiance - just apply to dry hair, cover with the included cap and wake up to hair that is softer, more flexible and visibly more beautiful!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

July 14, 2017

Spray for hair that stays with Herbal Essences, Pantene and John Frieda!

Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Flexible Airspray Alcohol-Free Hairspray - 200g - $8.99 - offers Level 2 hold and all day humidity protection for soft, free-flowing hair thanks to a formula that contains a signature blend of essential antioxidants, aloe and bamboo, designed to help purify and protect hair against impurities.
Pantene Airpsray Alcohol-Free Hairspray - 200g - $6.99 - an ultra lightweight, alcohol and ethanol-free spray that provides a smooth finish with brushable, flexible hold. It has a Level 2 hold and leaves hair feeling moisturized and silky soft for sleek style without stiffness or stickiness.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full All-Day Hold Hairspray - 283g - $14.99 -  with an ultra-fine mist ideal for giving fine hair lush body and a lasting, all-day hold and a formula containing Caffeine Vitality Complex, it offers thehighest level of hold with brush-ability to create and keep touchably full style all day long.

All are available now at drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Avon Be Fragrance Collection

Avon introduces the Be Fragrance Collection with three expressive scents that capture all your fabulous sides making it easy to switch up your scent to match your mood:

Like floral scent and want to - Be Romantic - 50ml EDT - $26 - express your love with this dreamy fusion of luscious black currants, feminine rose and creamy sensual musk.

Like a fresh scent and want to - Be Daring - 50ml EDT - $26 - release your inner dynamo with this bold blend of spirited bergamot and blooming magnolia warmed with sensual skin musk.

Like a fruity/sweet scent and want to - Be Fun - 50ml EDT - $26 - lighten up with a playful blend of sparkling pear and pink freesia lit with glowing amber.

The scents are all nice and light, making them perfect for summer and I am especially taken with the whimsical bottles - so playful!

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

- Lisamarie -