September 30, 2017

Physicians Formula 80th Anniversary Collection

Physicians Formula is celebrating 80 years of beautifully gentle cosmetics with a limited edition capsule collection of fan favourite items complete with products for faces eyes and lips - celebrating the brand's past and looking forward to a beautiful future!

Eyeshadow Quad - $11.99 - in Classic Nude - featuring a combination of nude, champagne and brown shades and Smoky Plum - featuring a combination of lilac, plum and dark brown hues - each palette contains 2 matte and 2 shimmer shades that are buildable, blendable, highly-pigmented and ultra-creamy and can be worn alone or layered, wet or dry to create endless looks.
Le Velvet Foundation - $15.99 - in four shades: Cream Ivory, Ivory, Honey Beige and Sand Beige - that offer high-coverage, water-proof wear in a creamy formula that melts into the skin to instantly minimize skin imperfections and discolouration for a radiant, balanced complexion.
Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls Highlighter in Pearl - $15.79 - delivers a long-lasting, luminous glow thanks to pearlescent pigments that accentuate natural light to help blur, soften lines, colour-correct imperfections and enhance skin's radiance for a flawless finish.
Hypoallergenic Lipstick - $10.99 - in 4 shades: Nude, Coral, Red and Berry - with ultra-creamy, high-pigment, long-wear colour in a formula containing vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to moisturize so lips look and feel decadently hydrated

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

September 29, 2017

Help for curls from Kérastase, Herbal Essences and Pantene!

Kérastase K Curl Fever Radiant Curl Shaping Gel - 150ml - $41 - offers medium hold in a delicate pearlescent rosy gel enriched by hydrating agents that smooths the capillary fiber to bring exceptional softness and shine to the curls while it tonifies, sublimes and defines to perfection the curl shape.

Available now in Kérastase salons across Canada and online at
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Silkening Detangler - 252ml -  $6.99 - silkens and detangles for soft curls and silky waves by helping smooth and separate each strand - with a sparkling mixed berry fragrance so your hair will smell as good as it looks. 

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Pantene Pro-V Curl Defining Mousse - 187g - $7.99 - a lightweight, frizz-taming foam with styling actives that support curly hair’s structure to separate and boost curls and guard against frizz for curls that are soft, defined and manageable even in high humidity.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Derek Lam 10 Crosby Parfum Sticks

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Parfum Stick - 3.5g - $49 - a new and fresh take on fragrance in a portable and practical solid form housed in a sophisticated twist-up stick that provides up to six hours of wear. Use it on its own or layer it with the 10 Crosby Eau de Parfum for a more immersive experience.

There are 5 scents available:

2AM Kiss - inspired by the provocative nature of having just met at a club, leaving together after hours, stumbling onto the street where it is just the two of you and sharing your first kiss, it's an intimate scent encounter of salty caramel wrapped in rich, crystallized amber to create an irresistible, slightly intoxicating and absolutely addictive experience.

Silent St. - inspired by the peace and silence on New York City streets after a snowfall, it's a soft, floral, fresh scent that evokes a sense of quiet peace with its clean, pure aura and is filled with the essence of pure white musks - like fresh fallen snow, its perfume is ethereal in its simplicity.

Drunk On Youth - inspired by the ecstasy of being young and free, it's a tender, budding blend of sunny honeysuckle and crisp apple that is sophisticated, yet innocent, a fragrant breath of fresh air.

Rain Day - inspired by a rainy day on Crosby Street, it's an enchanting balance of tropical Haitian vetiver and citrusy Tunisian neroli for an unexpected mix that creates a chic take on your typical fresh and fruity perfume.

Blackout - inspired by the New York City blackout of 2003, it's a deeply romantic blend of complex osmanthus and chai tea essence with the sweetness of the flower sensually merging with the spiciness of the tea to create an alluring fragrance with a dangerous edge.

If you love a fragrance that travels, this is the one for you - it easily slips into a gym bag, purse or desk drawer with no fears of spilling or leaking - making fragrance touch-ups on the go super easy! It also has great staying power, each fragrance stick features the true form and essence of its raw ingredients developed with skin conditioning emollients, such as jojoba oil and formulated with long-wear technology so you get the same length of use that you would out of your eau de parfum!

Available now at and at select Hudson's Bay and Nordstrom locations come November.

- Lisamarie -

September 28, 2017

Keep summer going with Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow!

Fall may have finally arrived but that doesn't mean you have to kiss your summer glow goodbye - with a couple of easy ways to keep some colour in your skin:

Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer - 200ml - $12 - a hydrating gel that glides on leaving skin touchably soft with no greasy after-feel and a streak-free formula that absorbs instantly and blends in effortlessly to provide a natural-looking radiant sun-kissed glow after just 3 days. 

Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow Skin Illuminator - 300ml - $12 - a silky moisturizing cream with sunflower oil and sheer optical illuminators that diffuse light to blur the look of imperfections and add a hint of colour for the perfect sheen and flawless looking skin.

Both smell great - scented with hints of orange, green tea and vanilla to leave skin looking and smelling wonderful!

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at

- Lisamarie -

Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick - with swatches!

Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick - $28 - in 30 shades including 13 matte: Blase Buff, Raw Sugar, Proven Innocent, Naughty - Nice, Shock & Awe, Juiced Up, Bar Red, Rebel Glam, Love Object, Up Beet, Rose Xcess, Hot Streak, Burning Love; 9 Creme: Pret-A-Party, Strapless, Naked City, Radical Chic, Wild Poppy, Orchid Infinity, Hot Rumor, Crazy Beautiful, Hi-Voltage; 5 Shimmer: Haute & Cold, Sky High, Flash Chill, Ripped Raisin, Sly Wink; and 3 chrome: Moon Rock, Nova Noir, Pocket Venus - fun, daring lip colour with good-for-you ingredients that help smooth lips and renew moisture and a deliciously balmy texture.
Flash Chill
Bar Red

There are two things about this lipstick I really love: the chisel tip - which makes it easy to outline lips so you don't need a liner; and the lasting power - colour stayed on for hours, even through drinking! And because there are several finishes to choose from, they are great for layering and creating different lip looks - two-toned, ombre - go crazy!

Available now at Estée Lauder counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

September 27, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - Maybelline The City Mini Palette!

Maybelline The City Mini Palette - $14.99 - in 4 curated shade collections: Rooftop Bronzes, Chill Brunch Neutrals, Urban Jungle, Downtown Sunrise - that feature six dramatic shades that are perfect for creating custom eye makeup looks.

I especially like Chill Brush Neutrals that offers a range of matte and shimmer shades making it very easy to turn a daytime neutral wash of colour into something more fun and dramatic for night!

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... LUG Puddle Jumper Backpack!

One of the great things about TIFF (other then the possibility of running into George Clooney) are the lovely lounges where you get the chance to discover brands that you might otherwise never have heard of - for me the big winner this year was LUG

LUG Puddle Jumper Backpack - $129.99 - go ahead and use it for work or school but for me makes a great travel bag because it's super-lightweight and water repellent - the best part really though is all the pockets - including:
a soft-lined magnetic pocket for cell phones or digital camera; two cargo pockets on either side; a separate exterior padded zip laptop compartment; front zip storage pockets, hidden magnetic pockets, plus a front zip pocket with soft-lined cargo pockets and a removable clearview envelope - so many pockets, even the most disorganized among us (me) can't help but be able to find stuff! Lugging it around is also made easy thanks to padded and adjustable backpack straps and a convenient grab handle on top of bag.
Available online at and various other online retailers - the colours available from store to store (I am partial to the heather grey shade pictured that looks like flannel) vary so you might choose where you buy it based on that but as far as price goes, seems to be the best!

- Lisamarie -

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

- 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 Murale and select Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada as well as online at

- 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

- 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!

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

- 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
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

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

- 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

- 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

- 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!


Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -