November 30, 2017

Great Gifting - L'Occitane Nourishing Shea Butter Collection

Looking for something yummy and sweet smelling to gift a special someone this holiday season? Then look no further then:

L'Occitane Nourishing Shea Butter Collection - $79 (a $105.50 value) - includes Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream - 200ml, Shea Butter Hand Cream - 75ml, Shea Butter Foot Cream - 75ml, Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap - 100g tucked inside beautiful gold packaging - made with sustainably sourced shea butter from Burkina Faso, it's exactly what dry, parched winter skin has been crying out for!

It's a gift you can feel doubly good about giving, not only is your giftee sure to love it, this holiday season, L’Occitane has partnered with UNICEF to help thousands of children around the world. From now to December 25th, L’Occitane will donate $4 from each Shea Butter Collection and Shea Butter Deluxe Collection Gift Sets purchased to UNICEF, up to $120,000!

Available now at L'Occitane boutiques across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Lipstick - with swatches!

One of my favourite parts of the soon-to-be-in-your-hot-little-hands Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Collection are the Color Sensational Matte Lipsticks - $11.99 - in 6 shades: McCall - light nude, Taura - classic nude,  Austyn - warm orange, Lani - deep red with blue undertones,
Khair - universal red
Erin - deep mauve with purple undertones

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada starting December 5th while they last or on pre-sale at or - worth the hunt, they look and feel great!

- Lisamarie -

November 29, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - banish dark circles with Hard Candy, Mary Kay and Tarte!

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Color Correct Cushion Wonder in Peach - $6.98 - a colour-correcting serum that instantly provides weightless correction for brightening dark circles and spots. It comes packaged in a tube with a cushion tip, making it easy to apply and blend into skin to target and correct skin concerns in 1 simple step - it looks best when used under concealer but if you do use on it's own, be sure to blend in really well so you don't end up with a random patch of  peach coloured skin!

Available at Walmart stores across Canada.
Mary Kay Undereye Corrector - $17.50 - neutralizes dark circles and brightens the undereye area, helping to deliver a refreshed, wide-awake appearance with a peach shade that is specially formulated to colour-correct bluish-purple shadows beneath the eyes and add just the right hint of tint to ivory and beige skin tones. Also best used with a concealer.

Available through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't have one you can find one at - or 1-866-455-5454.
Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector - $32 - in Light-Medium and Medium-Tan - contains naturally-derived light-diffusing particles that work to revitalize and brighten the delicate skin under the eyes, while colour-correcting colored clay helps to offset the look of dark circles and discoloration and the nutrient-rich formula hydrates, conditions, and smoothes skin - for an instantly bright-eyed, younger-looking complexion.

Available at Sephora and

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Bearpaw Krista Boots!

I hate shopping for winter boots almost as much as I hate shopping for bathing suits - the comfortable boots are ugly and the pretty boots are uncomfortable - you really can't win - that is until I discovered:

Bearpaw Krista Boots - $124.99 - available in 4 colours: Black, Slate Blue, Olive and Hickory (as shown) - and full sizes from 5 - 12 - 5.5" tall with suede uppers and 1.5" tall Slim Tread Wedge blown rubber outsole for superior cushioning with a little bit of extra height. They have a wool blend lining and sheepskin footbed  and are treated with NeverWet  technology so your feet will always be toasty warm and dry!
There is one little detail - the wrap around tie - that while it makes the boot extra cute, it also makes them hard to put on - fitting the laces through the back flap requires you to have some yoga flexibility or small children with tiny fingers! So my tip is don't totally undo the laces - just loosen the top one as much as possible so you can shove your foot in without totally undoing it!

They're cute, they're comfy and they make me taller these boots are a must-have!

You can score your own pair at where you will also find lots of other styles as well as boots for the boy and/or your kids!

- Lisamarie -

November 28, 2017

Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter - 24ml - $55 - in Dew You? - a universally flattering golden peach shade in a lightweight, coconut-infused gel-cream highlighter that can be applied to skin directly or added into foundation or primer for a flattering glow and warm radiance while adding a dose of skincare. 

Inspired by Marc Jacobs's love of coconut water and a radiant complexion, it features five forms of coconut along with provitamin B5 to help hydrate and nourish: coconut alkanes - helps with longer wear; coconut milk - to deeply hydrate; coconut water - provides refreshing electrolytes; coconut polysaccharides - to help condition; and coconut fragrance - to add a light scent.

It may seem pricey but take heart in the fact that a very little goes a very long way - just a fraction of a pump is all you need so unless you have a giant head, don't waste a full pump!

Available at Sephora and

- Lisamarie -

Joe Fresh Gel Look Nail Polish 2017 Holiday Collection - with swatches!

Joe Fresh Gel Look Nail Polish Holiday - $5 - offers all the perks of a UV gel polish without the use of a lamp in one easy step - no top or base coat required - with a high shine, smooth finish that lasts up to 14 days.
Pink Wish
Sparkling Glitz
Lover's Kiss
Gothika Blue
Dark Pine
Soul Train

Available now at Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

November 27, 2017

Great Gifting - Fresh Best Of Beauty Bundle

Fresh Best Of Beauty Bundle - $83 - with a full skincare ritual that includes: 50ml Soy Face Cleanser - a do-it-all gel cleanser for all skin types that gently removes makeup - even mascara - and dirt without drying the skin; 30ml Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask - an instant glow face mask powered by 50% real crushed citrus fruit and enriched with vitamins C, E and B5 that gently refines the appearance of skin and reveals a radiant complexion in as little as one use; 15ml Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex - a lightweight daily moisturizer that's proven to provide 24 hours of significant moisture and prevent visible signs of aging while boosting radiance and prepping skin for makeup; 5ml Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate - an innovative AM and PM eye cream that diminishes and prevents signs of aging, including dark circles and puffiness, while moisturizing and visibly firming the eye area; and 2.2g Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment - an age-defying lip treatment that enhances volume, boosts moisture for up to 24 hours, and smooths the look of wrinkles around the delicate lip area, making it the perfect prep step for long-wear lip colour - for gorgeous, healthy-looking skin and even  includes 2 art pencils for colouring in the packaging.

Available now at Sephora stores across Canada and online at
- Lisamarie -  

Mascara Monday - Avon True Color Super Shock Volumizing Mascara

Avon True Color Super Shock Volumizing Mascara - $10 - in black and brown black - for big and bold lashes with 7X the volume.
The unique helix brush has flexible bristles that coat and separate lashes for a precise look that's bolder than ever

and a weightless, lash-building formula containing unique microfibers that expand and plump lashes for unprecedented volume.

It's super thickening without being clumpy and despite the brush being so big, it's easy to control as to not get mascara all over my face!

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

- Lisamarie -

November 25, 2017

Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Collection

Gigi Hadid has parlayed her personal passion for makeup into a limited-edition collaboration with Maybelline - Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Collection - which features two distinct looks:
The New York Glam Collection incorporates the buzzing rhythm of New York with the perfect combination of trendy, stylish and grunge to effortlessly take you from looking sharp in you morning meeting to feeling sexy and city chic at night.
While the LA Glow Collection embodies the laid-back vibes of California with a beachy feel inspired by the warm shades of California's iconic sunsets to effortlessly take you from day to night.

Here's a round-up/pricelist of everything in both collections - as you can see, they are not selling at supermodel prices!

Gigi Fiber Mascara - $14.99
Gigi Wing Mascara - $12.99
Gigi Eye Shadow Palette - $16.99 - in Warm and Cool
Gigi Master Precise - $12.99 -
Gigi Lasting Drama Eyelights - $12.99 - in Warm and Cool
Gigi Primer - $12.99 - in Warm and Cool
Gigi BB Cream - $12.99 - in Warm and Cool
Gigi Strobe Liquid - $14.99 - in Warm and Cool
Gigi Eye Contour Brush - $12.99
Gigi Eye Shadow Brush - $12.99
Gigi Color Sensational Matte Lipstick - $11.99 - in 6 shades: McCall - light nude, Taura - classic nude, Erin - deep mauve with purple undertones, Austyn - warm orange, Khair - universal red, Lani - deep red with blue undertones
Gigi Color Sensational Matte Lipliner - $11.99 - in corresponding shades to the lipsticks

My faves from the collection - the LA Glow cool palette - beautiful shades with just the right amount of shimmer and the Khair lipstick - it really is the perfect red! The one thing I wish Gigi had done differently is the packaging, I'm not a fan of the flesh colour - it kind of creeps me out! :)

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada starting December 5th while they last or if you want to shop now without the gratification of taking it home right away go to or for the pre-sale!

- Lisamarie -

November 24, 2017

Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Dry Shampoo

Looking for lightweight body and great smelling hair on those days when washing isn't an option?

Then Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Dry Shampoo is bound to be your new best friend - it instantly absorbs oil and boosts scent for a waterless wash that leaves no excess residue.

In 2 formula choices that will each  take you on a fresh multi·layered scent experience:

Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Volume White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint Dry Shampoo - 140g - $9.99 -
with the scent of fresh squeezed citrus followed by clean mint and velvety peach.

Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Revitalize Cucumber and Green Tea Dry Shampoo - 140g - $9.99 - with the scent of green leaves followed by delicate water lilies and clean amber.

Both are crafted with bio:renew, a signature blend of essential antioxidants, aloe and sea kelp, designed to help purify and protect against impurities and contains no parabens, gluten or colourants Dry Shampoo for lightweight body and a boost of scent

It's simple to use, just shake first then spray on hair, working into roots - then brush out and style as desired.

Available at drug, mass and grocery retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Roger & Gallet Extrait de Cologne

Roger & Gallet Extrait de Cologne - 30ml - $50, 100ml - $80 - with 5 sparkling scents, curated by renowned master perfumers, who were allowed to freely choose the main ingredient of their Extrait de Cologne and reinvent it.  

From this personal chosen note - verbena, neroli, tuberose, tea, blackcurrant - each of them has built, thanks to a palette of exceptional natural ingredients, an Extrait de Cologne of a high naturality, made with up to 90% natural ingredients and unequalled lasting freshness, triggering the emotion of a reunion with nature:

Thé Fantasie - a fresh citrus and fruit fragrance with a comforting mix of black tea extract, benjoin resinoid and santal extract, as well as precious distilled essences of cardamom, coriander, clary sage and vetiver - to de-stress and comfort the spirit.

Tubéreuse Hédonie - a floral fragrance with a heady mix of tuberose absolute, jasmine absolute and bergamot, plus distilled precious essences of pink pepper, neroli and celery seeds - to both relax and uplift, inviting the body and mind to let go.

Verveine Utopie - a fresh citrus and fruit scent with a seductive mix of exotic verbena and gentian root, plus precious distilled essences of cedarwood, guaiacwood, vetiver, basilica and absinthe - with aphrodisiac notes to uplift the senses, while the relaxing notes create a sense of calm.

Cassis Frénésie - a warm floral scent that contains a naturally zingy cocktail of black currant bud absolute, pepper, rose infusion and the distilled precious essences of geranium, lavadin, galbanium and buchu -  to energize, uplift and delight the senses.

Néroli Facétie - a fresh citrus and fruit fragrance that contains a balancing mix of neroli, orange flower absolute and immortelle absolute, as well as distilled precious essences of ylang ylang, small grain angelical seeds, and vetiver - to exhilarate, uplift and lighten the spirit.

Available now at Hudson's Bay stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie - 

November 23, 2017

Great Gifting - Avon Skin So Soft Winter Lavender 3-Piece Collection

Avon Skin So Soft Winter Lavender 3-Piece Collection - $16 - in a boxed set that surrounds you with the soothing scent of lavender with the most luxurious skin softeners and includes: 100ml Hand Cream, 200ml Body Butter and 350ml Creamy Body Wash.

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

- Lisamarie -

L'Oréal Colour Riche Matte Lipcolour - with swatches!

L'Oréal Colour Riche Matte Lipcolour - $11.99 - in 12 rich matte shades: Matte-Caron, Matte At Bat, Matte-ly In Love, Doesn't Matte-R, Matte-Jestic, Matte-Gic, At A Drop Of A Matte, Matte Mandate, Matte-Sterpiece, He Thinks He's Matte-Cho, Matte-Itude, Matte-Cademia - that  intensely hydrate to keep lips soft, smooth and with a creamy feel. 

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

November 22, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - eye primers from Avon, Caryl Baker and Annabelle

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Primer - $9 - in 2 shades: Light Beige and Warm Beige - a lightweight, waterproof primer that sets quickly to a soft finish and extends the wear of eyeshadow, helping prevent it from fading and creasing as well as absorbing oil to keep a matte finish.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at
Caryl Baker Shadow Magnet - $21 - in 2 shades: Light and Natural - an opaque, cream shadow primer that prepares eyes for a smooth long-lasting makeup application while evening eyelid colour, magnetizing colour to lid, extending wearability of shadows and intensifying shadow colour.

Available now at Caryl Baker Visage Face Spas across Ontario and Alberta and online at
Annabelle Eye Primer - $8.95 - an easy way to hold eye makeup in place all day as it intensifies colour, smoothes and unifies eyelids creating a flawless finish.
  • Available at drugstores across Canada and online at
  • - Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Resurfacing Micro-Exfoliant!

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Resurfacing Micro-Exfoliant - 90ml - $69 - fights dryness, dullness and uneven texture and skin tone with an intensive spa-grade micro-dermabrasion that helps resurface to reduce the appearance of fine lines and even skin tone, revealing smoother and younger looking skin. An alternative to conventional chemical dermabrasion, this effective formula made with certified organic ingredients, clay, and micro-particles of grape seed and jojoba gently resurfaces, smoothes and softens.

The vegan formula is a great, more natural alternative to conventional chemical dermabrasion - it removes dead skin cells, instantly resurfacing and refining with exfoliating organic grapeseed micro-particles; replenishes, restores, and renews with a proprietary blend of fruit stem cells, which have been infused into an organic resveratrol-rich grapeseed base; while vitamin E softens and moisturizes and chamomile and aloe soothes post-exfoliation.

And you can feel good about what's not in it including: plastic beads, petroleum, silicone, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances - just look forward to your smooth, super soft skin!

Available at Murale, Holt Renfrew and Sephora stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

November 21, 2017

Zorah BBB Cream

Zorah BBB Cream - 40ml - $38 - in 4 shades: Peach, Rose, Golden and Caramel - with a light, non-greasy formula great for all skin types  with 7 benefits to hydrate, illuminate, unify, mattify, correct, smooth and protect the skin.

It has a 98% natural formula that regulates the skin and deeply moisturizes including an argan oil base, a powerful antioxidant that reduces redness and slows down the aging process and Light Capture self-adapting pure mineral pigments that revitalize the skin, leaving a natural, healthy glow. Skin texture improves thanks to suberin, a molecule extracted from cork which tightens pores, redesigns features and smooths out lines leaving behind a pleasant, refreshing feel.
It can be used alone for a natural look or as an illuminating primer underneath foundation if you need more coverage - either way, your skin will glow!

Available at select natural food stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

Great Gifting - Hard Candy Glossing All The Way Fierce Effects Lipstick Collection

Hard Candy Glossing All The Way Fierce Effects Lipstick Collection - $9.97 - includes a combination of 20 mini lipsticks featuring fierce and trendy shades in an array of intense mattes, luxurious cremes and shiny metallic finishes.

There is pretty much every colour in the set that you ever/never knew you wanted and they are so compact you can keep one in every purse and pocket so you never have to be without a lipstick anywhere again!

Available now for a limited time exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

November 20, 2017

Beautycounter Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion

Beautycounter Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion - 50ml - $58 - a lightweight lotion that naturally adapts to skin’s hydration needs, without using silicones or synthetic polymers, resulting in smoother skin and radiant glow as it adjusts hydration and oxygenation levels throughout the day.  

Through Bio-Mimic Technology, the lotion harnesses the unique molecular properties of plants to exactly match the structure of skin, keeping it within the optimal hydration zone for up to 24 hours.

This moisturizer is great for any skin type but my combination skin is especially appreciating it as it adds more moisture to the dry areas, less to the oily areas, which keep my whole face very balanced!

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

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Annabelle Skinny Mascara

Annabelle Skinny Mascara - $9.95 - lengthens, extends and separates lashes with ease.
With a teeny-tiny, high-precision brush that grabs and captures even the shortest lashes

and a lengthening formula enriched with carnauba extract to soften lashes and prevent flaking.
Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers and if they don't add enough volume for your taste it also makes a great primer under your regular mascara and is the perfect size for getting those pesky bottom lashes!

Available now at drugstores across Canada and online at
- Lisamarie -

November 18, 2017

Stila Holiday 2017 Color Voyage Collection

Travel in a world of colour with the Stila Holiday 2017 Color Voyage Collection - with perfect travel ready sizes and vintage travel-trunk design packaging, these sets of minis come in a variety of colours and finishes and are ready to travel with you wherever you go!
Warm & Fuzzy Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set - $26 - with 2 travel sizes of matte shades Caramello and Beso along with a sneak peek of the new Shimmer Liquid Lipstick launching in the spring - Splendore Shimmer.
Play It Cool Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set - $26 - with 3 travel sizes of neutral pinks and berry shades: Baci, Patina and Bacca
Sheer Delight Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set - $26 - includes travel sizes of their #1 selling nude - Patina, red - Fiery and a sneak peek of one of spring's Sheer Liquid Lipstick in Sheer Morello.
Star-Studded Eight Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set - $59 - includes a mix of 6 travel sizes of iconic matte shades: Perla, Patina, Aria, Chianti, Rubino, Sogno and and 2 of the new shimmer shades coming in the spring: Patina Shimmer and Beso Shimmer.
Written In The Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set - $33 - with 3 sparkling travel sizes of Diamond Dust, Kitten Karma and Smoky Storm.
Eye For Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set - $59 - includes 3 deluxe Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows in Peachy Sheen, Smoldering Satin and Next to Notte and 3 deluxe Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows in Kitten, Grace and Twig which are a great sneak peek from the Spring collection!

Available exclusively at
Big Shots Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner & Huge Extreme Lash Mascara - $33 - full sizes of both products for a perfect lined and defined look.

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale, and

- Lisamarie -