October 18, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - Hard Candy Look Pro! Eye Artiste Contour Collection

Hard Candy Look Pro! Eye Artiste Contour Collection - $4.97 - in Nude and Smoky - includes a palette of 6 shadows - to contour, shadow and highlight, shadow primer, mascara, eyeliner and shadow brush. Best of all the case gives you step by step instructions to create two different looks - for day and evening - to make it easy to create the perfect eye whatever your mood!

Available exclusively at Walmart store across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Dermablend Compact Setting Powder!

Dermablend Compact Setting Powder - $34 - a pressed silky, micronized finishing powder that  locks in makeup to keep it from smudging and helping it last up to 16 hours.

Unlike some "translucent" powders that can add a whitish cast to the skin or turn  orange when applied, this one goes on clear and does an amazing job of mattifying the complexion to leave skin looking flawless. 

My best recommendation is to chuck the sponge unless you don't wear foundation and are just using it to mattify - if you also want to set your makeup use a big fluffy brush instead, or if using it on the go, a travel brush - otherwise the sponge tends to move your makeup around while applying the powder.

Available now at select drugstores across Canada including Shoppers Drug Mart.

- Lisamarie -

October 17, 2017

Skin is perfected with Guerlain Blurring Active Base!

Guerlain Blurring Active Base - 30ml - $52 - a makeup primer with an ultra-thin, non-greasy texture that allows the skin to breathe while prolonging makeup hold - while also doing so much more...

It offers: a blurring effect with a 2-in-1 action that instantly blurs the appearance of pores while refining the texture of the skin over time thanks to the PoreControl technology;

a mattified complexion to makeup application easier and last longer with silica beads that absorb serum throughout the day for a matte, shine-free complexion;

and protects skin with UrbanProtect Complex - which has antioxidant properties similar to those of vitamin E to fight pollution and protect the skin by targeting free radicals.

Available now at Guerlain counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Essie Winter 2017 Collection - with swatches!

Celebrate New Year's in style with the Essie Winter 2017 collection - in 6 new shades with a variety of finishes:

Suit & Tied - sand beige
Ring In The Bling - dazzling ruby red pearl tinged with light navy blue
Be Cherry! - bright crimson red
Social Lights - shimmer slate gray glistening with amber warmth
On Your Mistletoes - dense oxford blue
New Year, New Hue - rich magenta purple

Coming soon to a beauty destination near you!

- Lisamarie -

October 16, 2017

Korres Wild Rose Smoothie Brightening Priming Moisturiser

Korres Wild Rose Smoothie Brightening Priming Moisturiser - 30ml - $56 - a weightless vitamin C moisturiser that offers 24-hour hydration, brightening and priming before makeup. 

Infused with the brightening power of wild rose oil, pure stabilized vitamin C - to even skin tone, repair fine lines and brighten; powerful antioxidant urcuma longa root extract; imperata cylindrica - for 24 hours of lasting hydration; low molecular weight hylaruonic acid - for antiaging, plumping and smoothing; and salicylic acid rich white willow bark extract.

A great multi-tasker if you're looking to save some time in the morning - I wasn't convinced it would work as well as a stand-alone makeup primer would but it really does!

 Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores and online at beautyBOUTIQUE.ca.


- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Zorah Mascara Volume & Care

Zorah Mascara Volume & Care - $27 - offers high definition and a false lash effect with an easy to apply, fast drying formula.
 
With an hourglass shaped brush that has supple and fine bristles at the tip that surround and separate even the tiniest lash, while firm and thick bristles at the base of the brush shape lashes
 
and intense black colour from pure mineral pigments it has a unique formula, enriched with organic argan oil that surrounds and treats each lash to give it breathtaking volume and perfect definition.
It adds lots of nice volume and definition without being the least bit clumpy but I must admit, what I love most about it is it smells like strawberry jello - no, seriously!

Available at select natural food stores across Canada and online at zorahbiocosmetiques.com.


- Lisamarie -

October 14, 2017

Avon Beauty Boost Face Masks

Avon Beauty Boost Face Masks - 6 x 8g - $30 - a 7 piece boxed set that includes 6 targeted masks along with a bonus 15ml Super Booster Serum that maximizes each mask's benefits.

Masks include:

Brightening Mask Clay - glow with green tea and vitamin C
Detox Mask Clay - purify with charcoal and green clay
Soothing Mask Cream - gently calm with aloe vera
Moisturizing Mask Cream - hydrate with hyaluronic acid
Firming Mask Gel - tone with green coffee and honey
Energizing Mask Cream - revitalize with ginger and caffeine

Apply the serum first and then use your choice of mask alone or mix and match to target specific areas of the face with different masks.

My favourite is the energizing mask - the perfect way to perk up the skin after a night of tossing and turning!

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

- Lisamarie -

October 13, 2017

Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Daily Conditioners

Pantene Pro-V 3 Minute Miracle Daily Conditioners - 180ml - $5.99 - in 6 powerful conditioning formulas to meet specific hair needs in just 3 minutes:

Daily Moisture Renewal - miracle conditioning for extra dry hair to turn it healthy and hydrated.

Curl Perfection - miracle conditioning for curly hair providing damage protection and long-lasting curl definition with frizz control.

Sheer Volume - miracle conditioning for fine or flat hair with a lightweight formula that nourishes and leaves all-over fullness.

Smooth & Sleek - miracle conditioning for frizzy hair with 2.5X more silicone for an extra boost of conditioning to stay smooth up to 24 hours.

Radiant Color Shine - miracle conditioning for colour-treated hair to help restore brilliance.

Repair & Protect - miracle conditioning for damaged or weak hair to transform it into strong and healthy hair.

Containing Pantene-patented technology that moisturizes for specific hair needs and can be used daily - just apply at the tips and work towards the roots - if you have fine hair like me, avoid the root area entirely, product at the roots just weighs fine hair down!

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

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - My Burberry Blush

My Burberry Blush - 50ml EDP - $98, 90ml EDP - $130 - a sparkling and intensely feminine fragrance with top notes of glazed pomegranate and vibrant lemon; heart notes of delicate rose petal and crisp apple; and base notes of jasmine and wisteria accord.

The bottle is a pinker, prettier version of the original with a lighter coloured horn-look cap that is feminine and sophisticated. The scent itself is also "pinker", with some lovely fruity notes that keep it from being too floral and add sparkle!

Available now at Hudson's Bay, Sephora, Nordstrom, Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Uniprix, Familiprix, Brunet and Murale stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

October 12, 2017

The Body Shop Vanilla Pumpkin Collection

Spice things up for the holidays with the newest scent from The Body Shop - Vanilla Pumpkin - inspired by fresh baked goodies with notes of pumpkin, vanilla from Madagascar, hints of tonka bean, hazelnut and maple syrup.

Available in the limited edition collection:

Shower Gel - 250ml - $10 - with a scrumptious, soap-free formula.

Softening Body Butter - 200ml - $21 - leaves skin feeling soft, nourished and deliciously fragranced for up to 24 hours.

Shimmer Mist - 100ml - $18 - indulgent scent infused with shimmering sparkles.

Hand Cream - 30ml - $10 - lightweight and deliciously scented.

And if you're sick to death of pumpkin spice everything, don't worry, this isn't that - it's much warmer and sweeter and not the least bit cliche!

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

- Lisamarie -

Filorga Nutri-Filler Lips Nutri-Plumping Lip Balm

Filorga Nutri-Filler Lips Nutri-Plumping Lip Balm - 4g - $45 - an ultra nourishing balm-oil that comforts and plumps dry lips and gives natural brightness. Containing soy and castor oils for intense nutrition that restores the skin barrier and protect damaged lips; healing and regenerating concentrated shea butter; pro-collagen peptide to redefine the curve of the lips and restore natural plumpness; and NCTF - a new generation molecule that reacts to the lips' pH level to restore natural lip colour and revitalizes tissues.

Especially nice is the twist pen format which makes things less messy and the silicone applicator which is nice and soft on tender, chapped lips!

Available now at select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques across Canada and online at beautyboutique.ca

- Lisamarie -

October 11, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome

Already thinking about holiday glam? Then be sure to add this to your makeup bag:

Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome - $9.99 - in 10 shades: Beige Luster, Bold Sapphire, Bronze Sheen, Electric Emerald, Fool's Gold, Gilded Rose, Gunmetal, Khaki Kool, Sharp Purple, Silver Spark - a bold cream-gel shadow with a smooth and saturated texture that lasts and lasts - for 24 hours without creasing or fading - making them perfect for any holiday party, no matter how long - they also make a great base under powder shadows, when your shadow gives up the ghost the base will remain!
Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Buttercream!

Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Buttercream - 300ml - $18 - a lightly whipped body moisturizer with an intensive 5-oil super nourishing formula containing vanilla and coconut along with a deliciously sweet scent of pistachio, almond and vanilla.

This butter is going to be my first line of defense against winter lizard skin and I love the scent so much that I am thrilled that there is a whole range of Smoothie Star products with the same fragrance including: Deep Moisture Body Milk - 500ml - $16, Breakfast Scrub - 300ml - $18 and Body Spray - 100ml - $10.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

October 10, 2017

Marcelle Flawless Air Serum Foundation and Flawless Skin Fusion Pressed Powder

Marcelle Flawless Air Serum Foundation - 30ml - $18.95 - in 6 shades: Classic Ivory, Ivory, Buff Beige, Nude Beige, Natural Beige, Medium Beige - a pigment-infused brightening serum foundation that protects skin from UVA and UVB rays with broad spectrum SPF 15 and an ultra-light texture that glides onto skin for a bare-skin finish leaving skin with a natural, luminous complexion.

It has a nourishing formula infused with antioxidants and vitamin E and is easy to apply and build to your desired coverage  thanks to the dropper applicator.

Then finish your look off with:
 
Marcelle Flawless Skin Fusion Pressed Powder - $17.95 - in 4 shades: Ivory, Nude Beige, Buff Beige and Medium Beige - a  pigment-infused pressed powder that is perfect for setting makeup. Featuring a silky texture and natural, mattifying finish, the formula contains hydrating hyaluronic acid and is enriched with vitamin E.

It comes with double-sided sponge that can be used to build the desired coverage - use the velvet side for light coverage or the sponge side for full coverage.

Available at drugstore across Canada and online at marcelle.com.

- Lisamarie -

Keep combination skin fresh and clean with Avon!


Fall is the hardest time for my combination skin - it's not oily like in the summer, or dry like in the winter - just in a weird limbo state where it doesn't know what the hell it's doing - so I need something that won't over-strip or under-moisturize which is why for this time of year I love:

Avon Anew Clean Illuminating Rich Cleansing Foam - 150ml - $12 - an alcohol-free cleanser that balances normal/combination skin by removing oil without stripping moisture.
Avon Konjac Sponge - $12 - made from 100% natural vegetable, it's a natural way to cleanse pores,  eliminating dirt and oil as it gently exfoliates and moisturizes skin - making it great for all skin types, even sensitive.

It's easy to use and just looks tiny when you first get it - once you soak the sponge in warm water for 15 minutes before the first use, it softens and expands to about one and a half times its size - after the first use it just takes a couple of minutes of soaking to get it up to speed.

Gently squeeze the excess water out and apply a small amount of cleanser or just use the sponge plain and rub on the face in upward, circular motions, concentrating on dry or blackhead-prone areas. Don't overscrub, it doesn't require a lot of pressure to work it mildly exfoliates as it removes dirt, sunscreen and makeup - just not eye makeup so use your usual remover on that.

Once done, rinse well with cool water and gently squeeze the excess water out by pressing the sponge between your palms. Don’t twist, wring, or pull on it. Then use the cotton hanger to let it dry out.

And to keep things sanitary, every couple of weeks, place your konjac sponge in very hot (but not boiling) water for about 5 minutes to disinfect it.

And while you are doing your Avon shopping, make sure you score one of these: only $10 with every $40 purchase!

The A Box The Fresh and Clean Collection - $36.50 - a collection of Avon favourites curated by top beauty professionals including:

- Anew Comforting Cream Cleanser & Mask - 30 ml mini
- Anew Refining Daily Scrub - 30 ml mini
- Anew Brightening Sheet Mask
- Footworks Lavender 3-in-1 Pampering Oil - 60 ml
- Avon True Color Multi-Benefit BB Nail Enamel in Perfect Pink

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

- Lisamarie -

October 7, 2017

Cream your way to beautifully clean skin with Kat Burki, Dr Roebuck's and Eve Lom!

Kat Burki Vitamin C Nourishing Cleansing Balm - 60ml - $72 - plumps, hydrates, brightens and retains skin's moisture using a repairative combination of 15% vitamin C, camu camu berry, avocado, coconut, jojoba, olive, rose hip seed, cranberry and sunflower oils to leave skin feeling repaired, renewed and illuminated.

Available at Murale stores across Canada and online at beautyboutique.ca.
Dr Roebuck's Cleanse Natural Nourishing Creme Cleanser - 125ml - $25 - an all-natural, unique two-in-one hydrating and creme cleanser formulated with six potent antioxidants which reverse free radical damage to aid in delaying the aging process while calming and hydrating the skin. Contains echinacea and amica - to reduce dark circles, swelling and puffiness; jojoba - to hydrate the skin and act as an anti-inflammatory; and camellia oleifera seed extract - high in omega 9 to retain skin's moisture.

Available at Murale and select Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beautyboutique.ca.
Eve Lom Cleanser - 100ml - $99 - gently deep cleanses pores without stripping or drying the skin for a soft, supple and renewed complexion thanks to an effective formula brimming with an exclusive combination of essential oils: clove oil to target blemishes and encourage clear skin, eucalyptus oil to combat toxins, hops oil to tone the skin, Egyptian chamomile oil to soften and soothe and cocoa butter to condition and nourish.  The five benefit formula decongests, exfoliates, tones, soothes and deep cleanses to remove impurities and waterproof makeup to leave skin radiant.

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

- Lisamarie -

October 6, 2017

Phyto Phytodensia offers renewed youthfulness for hair!

Phyto has formulated a new hair care ritual specifically intended for hair losing its beauty over time, or less politely, aging hair - Phytodensia - to bring back hair that is bold, voluptuous and youthful by delivering action on the hair fiber morphology and the aging scalp.

Available in the collection:

Plumping Shampoo - 200ml - $30 - gently cleanses the hair fiber with a wonderfully light lather that diffuses its anti-aging active ingredients including vernonia, grape extract, hyaluronic acid and acacia collagen on the scalp to restore volume and youth for hair that looks more beautiful and reveals a newfound volume, full of lightness and softness.

Unlike most shampoos, which most people try to get on and off as quickly as possible, you'll want to apply this one and let it sit for a bit to give the active ingredients time to do their thing!

Fluid Plumping Mask - 175ml - $54 -  brings body and substance to hair with a formula enriched with hyaluronic acid and acacia collagen to recharge the hair fiber instantly creating body without weighting it down leaving hair revitalized, shiny and voluptuous.

Plumping Serum - 30ml - $48 - with a non-oily formula stimulates the scalp and works like a booster form the roots up to transform devitalized hair by delivering the highest concentration of vernonia and grape extracts while hyaluronic acid and acacia collagen deliver complementary replumping properties - day after day, hair becomes stronger, more resistant, with new shine and luster.

After using the system you can look forward to hair that is stronger, more radiant, more alive-looking and stronger every day!

Available at Murale stores across Canada and online at phyto-canada.ca and beautyboutique.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Coach For Men

Coach For Men - 60ml EDT - $72, 100ml EDT - $95 - an energetic, confident and cool fragrance with top notes of green nashi, bergamot and kumquat; heart notes of cardamom, coriander and geranium; and base notes of vetiver Haiti LMR, suede and ambergris.

It comes in a moody, midnight blue shaded glass bottle with a gunmetal spray cap shaped like a turnlock, referencing the signature clasp on Coach Bags - along with a hangtag. - giving the whole thing a classic, iconic look.

The fragrance itself is a little citrusy, a little spicy and a little warm - very appealing and exactly how I like my men to smell - masculine without being overpowering!

Available now at Hudson's Bay, Sears, Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Murale, Jean Coutu, Familiprix and Uniprix.

- Lisamarie -

October 5, 2017

It's good to be naked with basd body care!

The biggest piece of skin real estate you have is on your body so shouldn't you make sure the products you are using on it have your health and wellness in mind?

Introducing basd - a new Canadian line of organic, plant based cruelty and toxin free body care products that you can feel good about!

Available in the collection:

Body Wash - 450ml - $15.99 -  with a hydrating and refreshing formula that contains organic aloe vera juice to moisturize and tone the skin, calming organic green tea to feel nourished and essential oils to awaken your senses and stimulate your mind.

Body Lotion - 450ml - $24.99 - with a moisture-rich, silky-smooth and long lasting formula that contains organic virgin coconut oil and organic shea butter to soften the skin and reduce puffiness along with organic aloe vera juice and organic sunflower oil for a delicate texture and velvety skin.

Coffee Body Scrub - 180g - $19.99 - with a skin improving formula that contains organic coffee grounds to reduce puffiness, sea salt for exfoliation and organic sweet almond oil and vitamin E to hydrate and leave skin glowing and feeling healthy.

And unlike some organic products which can smell a little too "natural" for my taste, they come in 2 amazing scents: Invigorating Mint and Indulgent Creme Brulee (which smells like cookies!)

Available at select health food stores across Canada and online at basdbodycare.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Test Driving - Lipivir Lip Ointment

Lipivir Lip Ointment - 2g - $26.99 - the first non-prescription product to provide a daily preventative routine to reduce the frequency of cold sore outbreaks - it goes on clear, can be worn under your usual beauty products and will stay put under makeup and sweat.
 
Made from a safe, drug-free formula of polyethylene glycols, it's a gentle gel which prevent the cold sore virus from infecting healthy lip cells to produce cold sores - just apply it twice a day to the outer edge of your lips - morning and night and it will dramatically reduce the frequency of cold sore outbreaks - because the tube is tiny, it's easy to take on the go so you never have to miss a treatment - one tube lasts about 2 months.


I'm a cold sore sufferer so I was happy to see this show up in my mail box, it's hard to say if it's effective since you will only know it works when nothing happens - but I can say that it's very pleasant to use, unlike most of the cold sore treatments I deal with, this has no medicinal smell, it actually smells sweet and tastes like lemon!



Visit lipivir.ca to purchase online and for retail availability.


- Lisamarie-

October 4, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix - 15ml - $88 - with an ultra nourishing, skin strengthening formula that:

Repairs - with ChronoluxCB Technology - to dramatically reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles and uneven skintone;

Fortifies - with 360° Matrix Technology - it strengthens the delicate skin around eyes and provides a
cushion of plumping support to give eyes a fresh, "wide-open” look;

and Hydrates - with a 2X concentrated infusion of Hyaluronic Acid to intensely nourish for a full 24 hours.

Includes a custom designed massage applicator that can rolled gently under and above the eyelid to massage the product in.

Available now at Estée Lauder counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Vita Liberata Trystal Pressed Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals

Vita Liberata Trystal Pressed Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals - $45 - a super clever bronzer/self-tanner combo in a unique pressed powder form that works on all skin tones and can be used to contour, sculpt or provide all-over glow on the face and/or body.

It offers instant bronzing with oil-free micronized crystals along with long-lasting, self-tan results thanks to Trystal3 Technology that leaves skin with a beautiful, natural-looking medium tan that lasts for days and added DHA for a subtle glow to leave you with soft, smooth, healthy-looking skin. 

It should be your next step after applying moisturizer or liquid foundation, the unique formula interacts with them to subtly tan the skin, allowing lasting colour to gradually build - blend the powder onto the face, neck and décolleté in sweeping movements. Use more around the cheekbones to achieve a contouring effect or, for a deeper tan result, apply more product to your face. The subtle tan effect will last 3-7 days and you can decide whether to reapply based on your face colour after evening cleansing. On my fair skin I'm finding that using it every other day is often enough - I just apply really lightly to my cheeks, chin, nose and forehead to keep that summer sunkissed look going!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie - 

October 3, 2017

Get the perfect cream blush and glow with Annabelle Illustrious!

Annabelle Perfect Cream Blush - $9.95 - in 4 shades: Golden Pink, Berry, Light Berry and Subtle Coral - a blendable cheek stick that gives you natural-looking flushed cheeks in one swipe.
Annabelle Perfect Cream Highlight - $9.95 - in 2 shades: Light Champagne and Lustrous Gold -  a cream highlighter that gives you show-stopping radiance in one swipe, eliminating dull-looking skin.

Both feature a waterproof formula that ensures long-lasting, sweat-proof wear for those long days at the office or long nights partying and can be used together for glowing colour or separately for a more subtle flush or glow.

Available as part of the Illustrious Luminous Collection which also includes 6 shades of Waterline Matte/Luminous Kohl Eyeliners - $8.95 in Lavender, Beige, Mint, Blackest Black, Brown and Champagne as well as 2 limited edition shades of Big Show Lip Shine - $9.95 in Sweet Berry and Rose Gold. 

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


- Lisamarie -

Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Soften Sock Masques

If a summer's worth of bare feet and flip flops have left your feet less than baby-butt soft help is on the way with:

Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Soften Sock Masques - 1 pair - $5.99 - Ultra-softening foot bootie treatment with moisturizing Shea Butter and Almond Oil to nourish dry skin and help repair cracked heels - while peppermint freshens and soybean re-hydrates leaving them feeling ultra-soft and smooth.

They're easy to use, just clean your feet, slip the booties on and relax for 15-20 minutes and remove the booties and massage any remaining product into the feet. While wearing them I also recommend wearing a pair of socks on top, it will help keep the booties on, the heat will help the cream absorb and it makes it much easier to get to the kitchen for cookies!

Available at select Pharma Plus and Rexall stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

October 2, 2017

Products worth stealing from the family from Jack Black, Live Clean and Aveeno!

Steal this from the boy:

Jack Black Protein Booster Skin Serum - 60ml - $69 - an advanced anti-aging serum with a silky texture that offers a daily-dose of anti-aging defense with a formula containing organic omega-3 fatty acids to help brighten dull looking skin and give it the hydration boost it needs. Use it under your usual moisturizer or if you have oily skin you might even find it to be enough on it's own!

What you really have to love about men's products is they are a much better value - women's serums come in a bottle half the size of this one for the same price - a great product at a great price, yes please!

Available at Sephora and Hudson's Bay stores across Canada and online at getblackjack.ca.
Steal this (and candy) from the baby:

Live Clean Baby Gentle Moisture Tearless Shampoo & Wash - 300ml - $7.99 - with a clinically tested, tearless formula that gently cleanses without drying to leave skin and hair feeling soft and nourished. Featuring a coconut based surfactant, purified water and enriched with certified organic botanicals of chamomile, lavender and aloe, it's free of harsh chemicals and preservatives, it has a  unique formula that rinses clean with a gentle, soothing scent.

This is a great space saver for travel or the gym but what I love the most is the scent, it's so relaxing you'll want to curl up in your crib and take a nap!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and other drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.
Steal this from the eczema sufferer in the family:

Aveeno Active Naturals Eczema Care Itch Relief Balm - 311g - $14.99 - harnesses the soothing power of Active Naturals colloidal oatmeal to create a protective balm that intensely moisturizes and helps relieve dry, itchy, irritated skin due to eczema without leaving a greasy feeling behind - while  also helping strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier to help prevent the dry, itchy skin from coming back and is gentle enough for everyday use even on sensitive skin.

As soon as the weather starts to get cold there are certain body parts (shins especially!) that body lotion isn't enough to cut it anymore but many body balms are too heavy feeling and never feel like they soak in - not so with this Aveeno one though and because it's meant for eczema prone skin, it is just what my dry and sensitive skin needs!

Available at drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.


- Lisamarie -

Needful Things - Avon Brush Cleaning Mat

Avon Brush Cleaning Mat - $12 - a silicone mat that provides optimal cleansing for all types of makeup brushes thanks to it's textured surfaces that help easily remove makeup residue.

It's easy to use: just secure the mat’s suction cups in the sink; place a small amount of soap and water on the mat and then swirl the bristles on the mat. The bottom right side is to wash larger brushes for face and the bottom left is for smaller eye/lip brushes. Then just rinse brushes under water while sweeping bristles on the top half of the mat - easy peasy - perfectly clean brushes with no muss or muss!

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

- Lisamarie -