September 26, 2017

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color Highlight, Sculpt and Blush Powder

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color Highlight, Sculpt and Blush Powder - $29 - with a unique pressed powder formula that melts into skin in highlight, sculpt and blush shades that feature atomized pigments, which provide intense colour payoff while blending. layering and diffusing for a natural, long-lasting finish.
Available in matte, shimmer and pearl finishes in 34 shades -
 
Including 25 matte finish shades: 

H104 - Eggshell highlight
H108 - Banana highlight
H100 - Ivory highlight
B110 - Peachy beige blush
B202 - Blue pink blush
B204 - Cold pink blush
B206 - Peachy pink blush
B208 - English pink blush
S300 - Pastel coral blush
S310 - Praline blush
B304 - Camel blush
S214 - Rosewood blush
B308 - Coral blush
B316 - Red coral blush
B402 - Vermillion blush
B218 - Bright raspberry blush
B216 - Fuchsia blush
B500 - Plum blush
S502 - Violet brown sculpt
S404 - Red brown sculpt
S400 - Chestnut sculpt
S118 - Dark shadow sculpt
S116 - Medium shadow sculpt
S114 - Chamois sculpt
S112 - Shadow sculpt

And 9 shimmer finish shades: 

H102 - Shimmery pink alabaster highlight
B200 - Shimmery opal pink highlight
H106 - Shimmery champagne highlight
B302 - Shimmery peach highlight
B210 - Shimmery warm pink blush
B306 - Shimmery mandarin blush
B314 - Shimmery tangerine blush
B212 - Shimmery pink blush
H312 - Shimmery gold copper highlight

They come in pan form ready to insert into the palette size of your choice which you can customize to your needs by mixing and matching your favorite shades - like that must have blush single, a highlight duo or a blush, highlight and contour trio - or any variation that pleases you:

Single Palette - $31 - 1 shade + palette
Duo Palette - $44 - 2 shades + palette
Trio Palette - $56 - 3 shades + palette

Available now exclusively at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Essie Fall 2017 Collection - with swatches!

Essie Fall 2017 Collection is a 90's inspired mix of retro colours that reminds you of everything great about the era while conveniently forgetting about the plaid flannel....
Girly Grunge - soft silvery metallic light purple
Saved By The Belle - light baby pink with a subtle blue undertone
As If! - powdery periwinkle blue with a hint of red
Mixtaupe - warm ivory with a dash of pink
Knee-High Life - deep wine red with purple undertones
Dressed To The Nineties - dark purple with a green-blue shimmer

Available now at beauty destinations across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

September 25, 2017

Lierac Rosilogie Redness Correction Neutralizing Cream

Redness happens - more often then you might think - whether from external factors like changes in the weather, pollution, hard water, harsh products or cosmetic procedures - or from internal factors like strong emotions, low level of skin tolerance, hormonal changes or even spicy food - fortunately there is now a cream that can deal with all these causes:

Lierac Rosilogie Redness Correction Neutralizing Cream - 40ml - $40 - a treatment cream for reactive skin that immediately comforts and after one month corrects 3 types of redness with 3 active ingredients:

sudden, temporary redness - caused by the response of neurons to aggressions, activating microcirculation - actioned with neuro-calming peptide - regulates the response of neutrons by increasing the skin's level of tolerance;

general redness - caused by a damaged skin barrier; the response of neurons is exacerbated and leads to inflammation - actioned with dextran - reduces inflammation;

and redness with visible blood vessels - in response to inflammation, new blood vessels form, become established and dilate - actioned with butcher's broom - reduces vasodilation and increases the resistance of blood capillaries.

Having been "blessed" with pale skin that becomes red at the drop of a hat, this cream has been a real saviour - not only does it gets rid of the itchy, uncomfortable feeling immediately but I have found that having used consistently for the past few weeks, that my skin doesn't seem to be as reactive to things that it normally would have been!

Available now at select Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara

Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara - $38 - deep black mascara that creates a lash extension effect and buildable volume. 
Featuring an innovative 90° bendable wand with a flexible comb that follows the shape of the lashes
and a unique stretching formula to sweep on the ultimate lash extension effect - without compromising lashes for intensely lengthened, volumized, and defined lashes.
The brush is very different from anything I've used before, it's more like combing mascara on so it doesn't actually feel like you are adding any volume until you see the finished result and realize that you are!

Available now exclusively at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

September 22, 2017

Love your hair again with KerMax!

Looking for something to help to safely reverse the appearance of thinning hair and hair loss? Look no further then KerMax!

Combining the power of nature - fruit stem cells, peptide amino acids and botanical extracts in an advanced cosmetic technology delivery system to create a triple-action process that: 1) helps modulate and improve blood circulation to the scalp; 2) helps deliver nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles; and 3) helps reduce inflammatory processes that denature hair follicles.

KerMax can be used safely on any hair colour, in conjunction with perm or colour treated hair, by any ethnicity and during any life stage including menopause, maternity and breastfeeding - it makes any  fine, thinning hair appear fuller, radiant with more vitality and strength.

The line includes:

KerMax Volumizing Shampoo with KerGro - 250ml - $24.99 - helps fine, thinning hair appear fuller and thicker while supporting a healthy scalp and hair thanks to a high performing blend of peptide amino acids and concentrated organic pea sprouts.

KerMax Volumizing Conditioner with KerGro - 150 ml - $24.99 - helps boost the volume and shine of thin, fine hair without the buildup of residue, while easing detangling to help avoid thinning hair caused by brushing.

KerMax Essential Day Foam with KerGro3X-a - 100 ml - $49.99 - helps stimulate follicles to reduce or stop the appearance of hair loss with a high-performing bio-complex of fruit stem cells, peptide amino acids, fruit and botanical extracts. Just apply the desired amount of foam each morning on dry or damp hair to targeted areas of the scalp. Gently massage in with fingertips, until the foam is fully absorbed, and style hair as desired - it even stays active after blow drying or heat styling.

KerMax Thickening Hair Serum KerGro3X-a - 70 ml - $49.99 - helps accelerate scalp vitality and follicle health to safely reverse the appearance of thinning hair. It balances both excessive oil and dry scalp for improved hair regrowth potential, strength and radiance. Every night, apply 20-30 drops  directly to the scalp over dry or damp hair and gently massage until fully absorbed or dried.

KerMax Styling Mousse - 200 ml - $24.99 - helps boost the volume and body of fine, limp and thinning hair - it resists humidity for a lasting hold, while strengthening and protecting hair.

I have been trying the line out and while my hair really does feel thicker, I had pretty thick hair to begin with so my before and after pictures really don't really show you anything useful - so to get the full effect of how well the line works, you should go check out the ones on the website, they are amazing!  http://kermax.com/en/newbeginnings

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart, PharmaPrix and Brunet stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Avon Wild Country 50th Anniversary Collectible Decanter

Avon Wild Country 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Collectible Decanter - 150ml Cologne - $20 - a favourite fragrance for 50 years it has a masculine appeal that blends fresh lavender and earthy geranium with a touch of casual woods - all dressed up in a kick-ass boot for it's anniversary!

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

- Lisamarie -

September 21, 2017

Ogx brings new life to bath and body!

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 -