August 31, 2017

The Body Shop Spa Of The World Firming Ritual

The Body Shop has added a new regime to their Spa of the World range: the Firming ritual - infused with a blend of fruit extracts from forests and vines and blended into refining textures and invigorating fragrances for an uplifting regime designed to empower skin, body and mind.

Available in the collection:

Ethiopian Green Coffee Firming Body Cream - 350ml - $36 - a silky, soft cream with the refining, firming and toning properties of caffeine from organic Ethiopian green coffee along with community trade organic olive oil from Italy that leaves skin feeling firmer and more refined with a satiny smooth finish.

French Grape Seed Refining Body Scrub - 350ml - $32 - infused with grape seed powder from France and community trade organic sugar from Paraguay to help invigorate, exfoliate and refine skin, stimulate circulation and promote even skin tone and a fresh and delicate fruity fragrance that helps awaken and revive the senses. This is my favourite product from the line, not only does it leave skin amazingly silky and smooth, it leaves it smelling amazing too!

Thai Makrut Lime Firming & Toning Body Oil - 170ml - $24 - a toning and firming oil enriched community trade marula oil from Namibia to nourish skin and infused with zingy makrut lime with a stimulating and uplifting scent.

Indian Turtle Body Massage Tool - $18 -  a sleek turtle-inspired tool, developed with community trade craftsmen in India, that gently pinches the skin to stimulate blood flow when used with a rolling massage technique to help increase skin elasticity.

Available at The Body Shop locations across Canada and online at www.thebodyshop.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection

Indulge in this season’s simple yet sophisticated hues with the Mary Kay Fall 2017 Colour Collection where rosé nudes and smoky neutrals with rich-toned accents put you on-trend and in style. 

Eye Palette - $27 - in Simply Smoky and Rose Nudes - multifaceted palettes with satin, matte and pearl finishes that make it easy to transition a neutral day look into something more dramatic for evening.

Nail Lacquer - $10 - in Pink Escape, Violet Silk and Mulberry Muse - vivid hues that glide on flawlessly for brilliant wear.

Lip Suede - $19 - in Rose Blue and Mulberry Muse - with a universally flattering that creates the perfect pout.
Coordinate your new look with a matching makeup bag - free with a $60 purchase from the collection!

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 -

August 30, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - Liquid liner drama made easy with Hard Candy, Maybelline and L'Oréal

Hard Candy Stroke Of Gorgeous Kajal Supreme Eyeliner Duo - $7.98 - a dual-ended eyeliner that includes a soft kajal eyeliner on one end and an ultra-black long-wearing liquid liner on the other - everything you need for perfect eyeliner every time. Glide on the soft kohl kajal along the lash line’s inner rim and smudge to fade around the edges. Then, line top lash line with the blackest black, precision tip liquid liner for eye-popping drama.

Available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.
Maybelline Master Graphic Liquid Marker Eyeliner - $10.99 - an easy to use marker that automatically draws the boldest line with the flat side and the sharpest edges with the tip - with a pitch black finish to add extra drama.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
L'Oréal Voluminous Superstar Liquid Eyeliner - $11.99 - with an easy and precise way to achieve a perfect winged eyeliner look with a flexible felt tip that traces the curves of your eyelid to achieve a controlled thin to thick line in 1 stroke. The intense black formula glides on smooth with a shiny finish for iconic eyes that last all day and won't smudge.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Roger & Gallet Aura Mirabilis Extra-Fine Cleansing Mask!

Roger & Gallet Aura Mirabilis Extra-Fine Cleansing Mask - 100ml - $25 - with a two-in-one formula that can be used as a daily cleanser to gently remove makeup and impurities, or as a detox mask to revive skin's radiance.

The formula contains 99% natural ingredients and is enriched with 18 distilled and officinal plants including: sandalwood, lavender, geranium, neroli, lemon zest, lavandin, bitter orange, sweet orange, citronella, damask rose, palmarosa, green mandarin, lemon grass, thyme, exotic vervain, magnolia, rosemary and bergamot. Along with with helianthus oil, which is known for its ability to trap impurities and pollution particles that remain on the skin after cleansing with soap.

It has a gel texture that transforms into an extra-fine oil on contact with the skin, then becomes a milk when rinsed with water. Use it as a daily cleanser to gently remove makeup and impurities, leaving skin feeling clean and supple or leave on for 3 minutes as a mask to detoxify the skin deep down and revive radiance - either way, you'll love how your skin looks afterwards!

You can still get your Roger & Gallet fix at Hudson's Bay and to make things even easier, it's now also available at sephora.ca as well!

- Lisamarie -

August 29, 2017

Add a flush of colour with a cream blush from Elizabeth Arden, Avon and Marcelle!

Elizabeth Arden Cool Glow Cheek Tint - $34 - in 3 shades: Berry Rush, Coral Daze and Nectar = with a water based, cool to the touch creamy gel formula that sculpts and defines cheeks with a sheer  wash of colour that blends seamlessly and creates a luminous, healthy-looking glow without disrupting the makeup underneath while supporting skin's natural collagen with ceramides, vitamins C, D, E and mushroom extract.

Available at Elizabeth Arden counters across Canada.
Avon True Color Be Blushed Cheek Color - $10 - in 8 shades: Icy Petal, Powder Pink, Pink Melon, Mandarin Glow, Golden Rose, Crushed Berry, Blushing Nude and Tropical Pink - with a soft, sheer formula for a natural look that adds a quick, subtle hint of creamy colour.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca
Marcelle Cream Blush - $15.95 - in 4 shades: Pink Mademoiselle, Raspberry, Heatherwood and Coral - with a creamy, rich and highly-pigmented formula with a blendable, easy-to-apply texture with  long-wear satin finish that gives skin a dewy glow.

Available in drug stores across Canada.


- Lisamarie -

Cute Alert - Paul & Joe Treatment Lipstick!

Paul & Joe Treatment Lipstick - $18 - gently adheres to the lips and seals in moisture for a soft and elegant feel. Generously formulated with moisturizing honey, jojoba oil, lilium bulb extract, macadamia seed oil, orange flower water, sodium hyaluronate and soluble collagen making it the perfect aid to dry or chapped lips.

Or if you want a bit of oomph try the: Paul & Joe Pearl Lipstick - $21 - infused with sparkling champagne and gold oil shine to give lips a glossy and pearlescent appearance, while creating a melting sensation once applied with long-lasting moisture and shine that adds a glamourous, dewy and glossy finish to any makeup look. The formula includes moisturizing jojoba oil, lilium bulb extract, macadamia seed oil, orange flower water, orange oil and shea butter.

Best of all, both feature the iconic and beloved Paul & Joe cat lipstick tip - making them almost to cute to use!


And jazz up your lipstick with one of the adorable new Lipstick Case CS - $11 - for fall that come in three diverse prints:
(040) – Earthy hues and blooming florals.
(041) – Friendly feline case.
(042) – Tiger and mysterious jungle.
Available at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada and online at beautyboutique.ca.

- Lisamarie -

August 26, 2017

Lise Watier X Elle Fall 2017 Weekender Collection

Lise Watier X Elle have joined forces to present the limited edition Weekend Collection for Fall 2017 - that encourages you to take the time to slow down, live in the present moment and escape the chaos of the outside world.
Eyeshadow Palette Weekender - $48 - in a harmony of 6 luminous and neutral shades with multiple finishes that feature a creamy powder texture that is ultra-soft and has impeccable hold.
Intense Waterproof Eyeliner - $23 - in Weekender - a burgundy shade that works great with the palette - with an ultra-creamy formula that is waterproof and stays put for 14 hours with no crease or transfer.
Dramatique Intense So Lux Volume Mascara - $27 - in Weekender - a fresh burgundy shade that is bold yet neutral on it's own or can be layered over black mascara for a more dramatic pop of colour.
Rouge Gourmand Lipstick - $25 - in Weekender - with a rich, creamy and ultra comfortable formula that moisturizes and softens lips while the maxi-lip complex visibly increases lip volume and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Available now while they last at Lise Watier counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

August 25, 2017

Wella Professionals EIMI Glam Shine Mist

The perfect solution if your hair isn't as shiny as you'd like it to be:

Wella Professionals EIMI Glam Shine Mist - 138g - $19.95 - finishes off any style with dazzling, luminous shine while helping to protect hair from the damaging effects of humidity and UV. Just spray lightly and evenly on dry hair for glamorous shine!

Available now at professional salons across Canada - check out www.wella.com for more info or to find a salon near you.


- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Gucci Bloom

Gucci debuts their first fragrance by new creative director, Alessandro Michele and blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas:

Gucci Bloom - 30ml EDP - $90, 50ml EDP - $114, 100ml EDP - $154 -  created to unfold like its name, the scent was envisioned as a thriving garden full of diverse types of flowers and the rich perfume they emit. Chock-full of highly-concentrated natural ingredients including: natural tuberose absolute harvested from India interlaced with natural jasmine absolute; along with  jasmine bud extract, obtained through an exclusive method of co-extraction that blends a natural quality of jasmine and captive molecules to impart a fresh green and petal scent on the skin. The fragrance also features an ingredient that is a first in perfume making, the Rangoon creeper - discovered in South India, it embodies the scent’s concept and name, with flowers that change colour from white, gradually darken to pink then finally to red when they bloom - and are redolent with a slightly powdery feminine floral perfume.

It is a very feminine scent that brings me back to summer evenings spent in my grandmother's garden - what  I really love is the vintage powder pink lacquered porcelain bottle, that feels antique and modern at the same time!

Available now Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique and Sephora stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

August 24, 2017

Avon Foot Works Ginger & White Tea Collection

Avon Foot Works Ginger & White Tea Collection energizes tired feet and gives them the spa treatment, leaving them feeling refreshed and revitalized and smelling great with the uplifting scent of white tea and warm ginger.

Available in the collection:

Smoothing Scrub - 100ml - $8 - exfoliates skin to give feet a polished glow and leave skin feeling energized.

Clay Mask - 100ml - $8 - contains kaolin - a natural oil-absorbing clay, enhanced with white tea and ginger root extracts to leave feet feeling soft.

Nourishing Cream - 100ml - $8 - with 24-hour moisturization that transforms feet from dry to super soft and smooth.

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

- Lisamarie -

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte new shades - with swatches!

Looking to branch out beyond nudes?

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte - $24 - has gone beyond the nudes and has now added 9 new colours bringing the range up to 15 shades: 101 Cream Beige, 103 Warm Beige, 105 Rosewood, 107 Natural Beige, 109 Praline, 201 Fresh Pink, 203 Cold Pink, 205 Mauvy Pink, 207 Raspberry, 301 Rust, 401 Red, 403 Deep Red, 501 Purple, 503 Deep Plum, 505 Blackcurrant - a comfortable liquid lipstick with intense colour and an ultra-matte finish.
103 - Warm Beige
203 - Cold Pink
205 - Mauvy Pink
207 - Raspberry
301 - Rust

They feature concentrated pigments with a lightweight feel and a unique formula that boasts beeswax and avocado oil for soft, nourished lip and 20-hour, comfortable wear. 

I like the precise applicator which makes it easy(ish) to keep most of the colour on my lips and  define the line without need for a lipliner!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

August 23, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - Ardell Faux Mink Lashes

Ardell Faux Mink Lashes - $10.99 - in 3 styles: 810 - dramatic spiked effect, 811 - sexy flared effect, 812 - fluttery eye-opening effect - of hand-crafted, beautifully layered lashes that create a lush multi-dimensional look with silky soft, lightweight fibers and finely tapered tips - while patented Invisiband technology ensures comfortable wear and seamless blending with natural lashes

Available now at Rexall, London Drugs, Lawton's and Uniprix.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... For Beloved Girl Cloud-Silk Masks!

For Beloved Girl has introduced a line of mineral-based, cloud silk masks specially developed for millennial women in search of high-quality, mid-priced skincare solutions which carry precise formulations of minerals to target major skin concerns.

Available in the collection:

Extreme Moisture Mineral Cloud-Silk Mask - 3 masks - $12.99 - for extreme dry skin it contains sodium hyaluronate to add extreme moisture and hyaluronic acid for all-day moisture replenishing that creates immediate plumpness and luminosity in skin, along with sodium PCA to fortify and soothe and sodium lactate to strengthen and restore balance to skin.

Skin Renewal Mineral Cloud-Silk Mask - 3 masks - $12.99 - for pore cleansing it contains calcium lactate to soften dead skin and enhance pore cleansing efficiency, clearing the skin while accelerating its metabolism, along with the akomplex AHA flower contains roselle, rosehip and viola tri-colour extracts, rich in various vitamins for deep cleansing and softer skin that becomes clear and flawless.

Flawless Brightening Mineral Cloud-Silk Mask - 3 masks - $12.99 - for uneven skin tone it contains ferric citrate to regulate skin for a natural rosy glow that emanates brilliance and luminosity, while saussurea involucrata extract works in combination with tranexamic acid to provide luminosity and repair - dullness is eliminated from the inside out, restoring bright, hydrated and flawless skin.

Puff Elimination Mineral Cloud-Silk Mask - 3 masks - $12.99 - for fatigues and puffy eyes it contains potassium chloride to inject skin with a revitalizing miracle to safeguard firmness, along with cafeisilane C caffeine complex to vitalize skin and eliminate excessive water retention to alleviate puffiness in the skin for immediately invigorated, firm skin.

Tea Tree Oil Control Mineral Cloud-Silk Mask - 3 masks - $12.99 - for oily, combination skin it contains zinc gluconate to regulate excessive oil and restore balance to the skin and Australian tea tree extract to inhibit excessive lipid secretion and stop oily shine to reveal refreshed, flawless skin.

Active Resilience Youth Mineral Cloud-Silk Mask - 3 masks - $12.99 - for aging skin with fine lines it contains copper gluconate to stimulate rebirth of firm skin and hydrolyzed soy protein to plump skin and smooth fine lines while providing ultimate hydrating and repair to aging and/or fatigued skin.

Feel free to mix and match them according to whatever crazy thing your skin is doing on any given day - my skin is so schizophrenic, I would love to see them come out with a variety pack for it's many moods!

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

- Lisamarie -

August 22, 2017

mark. Get Even All-Day Moisture Liquid Foundation

mark. Get Even All-Day Moisture Liquid Foundation - 30ml - $24 - in 14 shades: Very Light 1, Very Light 2, Very Light 3, Light 4, Light 5, Light 6, Light Medium 7, Light Medium 8, Medium 9, Medium 10, Medium Deep 11, Medium Deep 12, Deep 13, Deep 14 - with a tone-correcting formula that promotes natural-looking skin and a radiant appearance that is oil-free and breathable with a medium coverage that layers nicely to build coverage where you need something extra.

My best tip, half a pump mixed with a pump of light moisturizer  makes a great tinted moisturizer if you're like me and prefer lighter coverage for these hot months!

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

- Lisamarie -

Tilley Endurables Limited Edition Invictus Games Hat

Canadian hat company, Tilley Endurables has partnered with the Invictus Games 2017 to supply their specially designed, limited-edition ball cap to all competitors, volunteers and dignitaries at the games which will take place in Toronto from September 23 -30 - and is also available to buy online.

Invictus Games Ball Cap - $70 - made with moisture wicking polyester and features an elasticized sweatband and secret pocket.

Also available is a Tilley fan favourite style - Invictus Games T3 Snap-Up - $90 - made with curable cotton duck, with a snap-up brim offering versatility.

For every Invictus Games hat purchased, Tilley will donate $5 to True Patriot Love Foundation, a charity focused on supporting veterans and their families.
Founded by Prince Harry, the Invictus Games are the only international adaptive sporting event for ill, wounded and active duty and veteran service members.

And for some sport of your own, take a gander at Harry with another delicious, delicious man at one of the Invictus Games promotion events - just another thing to celebrate my friends!

Get your limited edition Tilley Invictus Games hats online at tilley.com/ca and tickets for the games can be found at invictusgames2017.com/tickets.

- Lisamarie -

August 21, 2017

Get visibly healthy skin with NIA24!

NIA24 is a pro-niacin powered, healthy skincare regimen to help reduce or correct visible signs of aging due to environmental and age damage and replenish and protect the skin's moisture barrier to impede natural water loss.

Available in the collection:

Gentle Cleansing Cream - 150ml - $36 - a rich and replenishing creamy cleanser that gently removes excess surface impurities and makeup leaving skin feeling soft and supple - contains:  humectant complex - to help retain essential hydration and prevent moisture loss; and evening primrose and olive oil - to deliver supple moisture.

Rapid Depigmentation Serum - 30ml - $90 - with a concentrated, lightweight formula that penetrates into skin's surface to visibly diminish the appearance of age spots, dark spots and discolouration for a significant improvement in skin radiance, clarity and tone - contains: hexylresorcinol and ascorbyl glucoside (a form of vitamin C) - to visibly improve skin tone and texture and reduce the appearance of dark spots; willow bard extract - to help slough away dead skin cells for a brighter, more even and smoother skin texture; and betaine - to help protect skin's natural moisture barrier for an overall healthier, younger looking complexion.

Skin Strengthening Complex - 50ml - $102 - a lightweight, fortifying moisturizer that taps into skin's protective powers to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles and strengthen the skin barrier while delivering optimal moisture for firmer looking, more resilient skin - contains: retinyl palmitate (a form of vitamin A) - to improve resilience, firmness and skin texture; ceramides - to moisturize and fortify skin surface for smoother, firmer and more hydrated skin; hexapeptide - to visibly diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles; antioxidants green tea and rosemary leaf extracts - to fight dry skin caused by environmental aggressors; and evening primrose and wheat germ oils - essential skin conditioners that deliver supple moisture.

Intensive Recovery Complex - 50ml - $130 - a rich cream that delivers intense nourishment and helps to initiate skin's own revitalization for skin that looks fuller, firmer and redensified by locking in multi-level moisture to restore the skin barrier - contains: sodium hyaluronate - a form of hyaluronic acid that helps skin retain essential hydration and prevent moisture loss; licorice root extract - to refine and brighten skin tone for improved clarity; and a peptide and cermide blend - to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while helping to replenish and restore skin's moisture barrier.

Eye Repair Complex - 15ml - $79 - an ultra-rich cream that brightens, hydrates and visibly reduces puffiness to illuminate and minimize the look of under eye discolouration - contains: a peptide blend - to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles; licorice root, white birch leaf extract and vitamin C ester - to visibly brighten and illuminate the look of under eye discolouration; and caffeine - to help reduce the appearance of puffiness.

As well, all of the products contain patented, propriety pro-niacin, which facilitates the delivery of niacin deep into the surface skin - to help strengthen the moisture barrier and remove dead skin cells while visibly improving skin tone, texture and the look of discolouration.

I like that this isn't one of those skin care lines that insist that you have to use all of their line and nothing else - go ahead and use it alone to promote healthy looking skin or mix it up with products you already have or along with cosmetic treatments - studies have shown that the NIA24 formulas can help to enhance the effectiveness of other products and treatments!

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Maybelline Lash Sensational Curvitude Mascara

Maybelline Lash Sensational Curvitude Mascara - $10.99 - volumizes and leaves lashes defined and curled.
With a washable formula that is quite liquid and easy to apply
and an innovative fanning curved brush that shapes, stretches and reveals layers of lashes for a curvy, fun fan effect.
For easiest application, use the inner curve to reach the roots of lashes then sweep fanning curved brush from the root to tip of lashes for volume - and for best results, don't let the mascara dry between coats or it will look clumpy!

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

August 19, 2017

Givenchy L'Autre Noir 2017 Autumn-Winter Collection

Givenchy goes super dark for Fall/Winter 2017 with L'Autre Noir, a limited edition makeup collection that is so much edgy fun, everything else will seem boring in comparison!
Universal Noir Révélateur Lip Liner - $35 - reshapes and redefines lips while enhancing the look of your lipstick, and preventing the colour from bleeding. Enriched with Noir Révélateur, it also adds depth to the shade of your lipstick. Use it as a liner or apply lightly to the center of your lips to add contrast, creating an ultra-fashionable, graduated look or when used all over, the black is gradually diffused and intensifies the natural color of the lips.

Gloss Révélateur - $35 - an enigmatic black gloss with a shiny and non-sticky formula that results in a rosy pink that varies according to the pH of your skin and can be worn on its own for a just-bitten look, or as a top coat to add shine and depth to the colour of your lipstick.

Liner Vinyl - $39 - in 6 Rosy Black - black infused with pearlescent rose and violet flecks for an intense, iridescent black finish - an ultra-precise liquid eyeliner that results in a highly pigmented, unique texture with a super-thin brush that allows you to create from a full to thin line.

Blush Noir Révélateur - $43 - reacts to the pH of the skin, creating a unique colour on every face, from sheer rose to deep plum. Use it on its own or layer over/under any other cheek product.
Ombre Couture - $32 - in 6 Rose Black - black infused with pearlescent rose and violet flecks - glides on, drying down to a powdery finish for up to 16 hours of long-wearing, waterproof colour.
Le Rouge Sculpt Two Tone Lipstick - $45 - in 5 shades: No 1 Sculpt'in Rouge - magic black and red, No 2 Sculpt'in Violine - deep berry and red pink, No 3 Sculpt'in Fuchsia - fuchsia and pink, No 4 Sculpt'in Corail - coral and brick red, No 5 Sculpt'in Rose - rose and berry - that adds contrast, contour and volume in one easy tube - the core shade highlights the center of the lips, while the darker, tone-on-tone shade, enriched with the secret Noir Révélateur formula, contours the edges with a deeper color.

Available now exclusively at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

August 18, 2017

Redken No Blow Dry NBD Cream

Redken No Blow Dry NBD Cream - 150ml - $23.99 - offers effortless texture and a no-product feel that features Air-Tex technology with flexible polymers for control with movement and quick-dry polymers for faster drying time.

In three formulas:

Airy Cream for Fine Hair - provides a quick air-dry with effortless texture and body.

Just Right Cream for Medium Hair - provides a quick air-dry with effortless control and movement. 

Bossy Cream for Coarse Hair - provides a quick air-dry with effortless manageability and frizz control.

Whether you're tight on time, taking a break from heat tools, or want an effortless it-girl look, getting an amazing air-dry is no big deal.

There's also lots of different ways to use the cream: apply to damp hair, create a loose braid and let hair air-dry, undo the braid and shake out hair for loose beach waves or my favorite trick right now to create a soft bend by the face - apply the cream to damp hair, clip it behind the ears and let it air-dry, unclip and gently tousle - magic!

Available at select salons across Canada - visit www.redken.ca to find one need you.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Gabrielle: A Story Of Passion



Here's a sneak peek of the 21st chapter of Inside Chanel, Gabrielle, the Pursuit of Passion, which will be released officially on Saturday, August 19, Gabrielle Chanel's birthday.

A rebel at heart, free, stylish and passionate: these are without a doubt the four most defining characteristics of Gabrielle Chanel's personality. Traits that guided the destiny she had chosen for herself, her whole life through.
An open book on the history of the House and the personality of its founder, Inside Chanel is an illustrated heritage to be discovered again and again. The short films can be viewed in any order, each an invitation to read a story in total freedom, with no constraints. Just as Gabrielle would have done...
Be sure to check out the rest of the chapters of the film “Gabrielle: A story of passion” on the Inside Chanel website - inside.chanel.com - starting tomorrow - a great way to celebrate Gabrielle Chanel's birthday!


- Lisamarie -

August 17, 2017

Cleanse and smell great without breaking the bank with Le Petit Marseillais, Olay and Dove!

Transform your shower into a soothing, sensorial oasis with 3 amazing scented body washes:
Le Petit Marseillais Orange Blossom Shower Crème - 400ml - $6.99 - with a pH neutral formula that gently foams to cleanse skin and then easily rinses away leaving skin scented with a delightfully sweet and floral fragrance and feeling soft, moisturized and nourished.
Olay Fresh Outlast Purifying Birch Water & Lavender Body Wash - 400ml - $5.99 - with a mild formula that works together with skin's natural pH to revive and hydrate dry skin leaving it feeling clean, refreshed and beautiful and lightly fragranced with a soft and calming scent.

Dove Purely Pampering Sweet Cream with Peony Nourishing Body Wash - 354ml - $7.99 - nourishes and pampers with mild cleansers, NutriumMoisture technology to provide softer, smoother skin and a cloud of rich, creamy lather with a comforting and indulgent scent to leave skin feeling renewed.

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

- Lisamarie -

Fave lips & tips from Chanel Travel Diary Fall/Winter 2017 Collection - with swatches!

The Chanel Fall/Winter 2017 Travel Diary Collection is full of all kinds of beautiful, lust-worthy products but as usual, I'm drawn to the lip and nail colours... I know the typical fall trend is to go all rich and dark but I'm really loving the softer options available this year including:
Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour in 156 Lost - a soft peach that is the perfect compliment to a deep smokey eye!
Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in 578 Horizon Line - a cement grey cream which can look a little khaki-ish in some lights.

- Lisamarie -

August 16, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramind Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum

Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramind Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum- 60 capsules - $77 - a lightweight, silky-smooth serum with a fast absorbing formula  that delivers an enhanced complex of skin-identical ceramides that help  support skin's own natural collagen to visibly smooth and firm skin, minimizes the appearance of lines, wrinkles and crow's feet, visibly reduces puffiness around the eyes, improves texture for noticeably smoother, softer, younger-looking skin and helps fortify the skin's moisture barrier  and support natural lipid levels. 

The formula contains ingredients for skin barrier protection including an enhanced ceramide lipid complex, fatty acids, cholesterol, phytosphingosine and sea fennel extract which also increases luminosity and skin smoothness; botanical complex technology and vitamin E for moisturization and tsubaki oil, vitamin A palmitate, palmitoyl + hexapeptide-14, hops extract and butcher's broom extract for anti-aging.

I'm a fan of the capsule format - not only does it take the guesswork out of what the right amount of product to use is, it's also great for travel, just throw the number of capsules you need for the number of days you are traveling into your makeup bag and save some space!

Available now at Hudson's Bay, London Drugs and Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares!

Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares - 12 squares - $30 - supercharges your skin with the power of pure vitamin C in a clever dissolvable tablet that is designed to be mixed into a skin care serum.

Why go to all the bother of putting it in tablets? Pure vitamin C degrades and loses its power over time when exposed to air, light or water, but with the vitamin C square you get  fresh, stable, pure and potent vitamin C elixir - just pair it with the Mary Kay face serum of your choice to supercharge it with a benefits boost!

They're easy to use - just place one square in the palm of your hand, cover with 3-4 drops of water and mix with your fingertips until dissolved. Then add whatever normal amount of Mary Kay serum you would use to the solution and mix to activate the dissolved square. Apply to your face and allow to dry completely before continuing your skin care routine. And of course as with all brightening products, be especially sure to wear your sunscreen as not to negate all your hard work!

In just two weeks, skin looks more radiant and even-toned, and fine lines and wrinkles are improved.

Available now through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't have one you can locate one at - www.marykay.ca or 1-866-455-5454.

- Lisamarie -