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 www.beautycounter.com 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 annabelle.com.
- 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 sephora.ca.
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, sephora.ca and beautyboutique.ca.

- Lisamarie -

November 17, 2017

Goldwell Dualsenses Just Smooth Collection

Dealing with unruly and frizzy hair thanks to cold weather or just life in general? Then you need to find yourself some:

Goldwell Dualsenses Just Smooth -  provides manageability and frizz control with an outstanding soft hair feel and brilliant shine - with a whole range of products including a few of my favourites:

Just Smooth Taming Shampoo - 300ml - $18.95 - as gentle as water, it instantly creates manageability and frizz control and contains a unique FadeStopFormula to minimize colour fading with every use.

Just Smooth Taming Conditioner - 300ml - $18.95 - instantly detangles and nourishes for smooth and touchably soft hair.

And the newest addition to the line:

Just Smooth Smoothing Blow Dry Spray - 200ml - $18.95 - speeds up drying time and improves manageability for smooth responsive styling while shaping the hair and giving it light hold.

Also available in the line is Just Smooth 60Sec Treatment - instantly regenerates hair and Just Smooth Taming Oil - for control and brilliant shine

Available now wherever Goldwell products are sold - check out www.goldwell-northamerica.com to find a salon near you.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere Gold Edition

Just in time for the holidays is a perfect for gifting, special edition of my favourite L'Occitane fragrance:


L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere Gold Edition - 50ml EDP - $89 - a gourmand aromatic fragrance with zesty and aromatic top notes of bergamot, ambrette seed and pink pepper; a delicate heart of lavender and honey from the South of France; and base notes of white musk, acacia flower, tonka bean and almond.

It has a warm, sweet scent that I love and the gold colouring and flecks in the cap are just so festive!

And if you are lucky enough to score the gift set that includes the fragrance, 50ml Gentle Shower Gel, 50ml Body Lotion, 75g Perfumed Soap - it's the same price as the fragrance alone so worth the hunt!

Available now while they last at L'Occitane boutiques across Canada and online at loccitane.ca.

- Lisamarie -

November 16, 2017

Avène High Protection Mineral Lotion Sunscreen

Even if you aren't planning a winter getaway to a sunny destination and are sticking around for what seems like endlessly grey skies you still need to wear your sunscreen on whatever exposed skin you have - you may not see them but those harmful UV rays are sneaking through the clouds causing havoc with your skin so protect yourself with something that also feels good on:

Avène High Protection 50+ Ultra-Light Mineral Lotion - 50ml - $28- great for the face, it layers invisibly under makeup.

Avène High Protection SPF 50+ Light Mineral Lotion - 125ml - $35 - perfect for body - or face if you like a slightly thicker texture then the ultra-light formula.

Both feature a chemical filter, fragrance, paraben and oil free formula with an extremely lightweight texture that goes on sheer with no white marks, is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and offers long lasting hydration as well as providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+ protection from titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, powerful anti-oxidant protection from pre-tocopheryl, a photostable form of vitamin E and contains Avène Thermal Spring Water - to soothe and soften the skin.

Available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss - with swatches!

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss - $14 - in 3 shades: Candy Queen, Nudestar and Spun Sugar - with a new and improved super-smooth formula including Superfill Lip Plumping Spheres - which explode in volume when they meet the moisture on your lips - like tiny, dehydrated sponges that expand when they get wet along with Lipswell Natural Plant Oil Infusion – an incredible microcirculation-boosting extract that makes lips feel instantly fuller.
Candy Queen 
Nudestar

There isn't a big difference in colours but I do find the Nudestar has more shimmer - what I really can't get over is the tingle - they really make your lips buzz! Don't worry, your lips won't go all trout-pouty, just a little fuller and a lot shinier!
Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

November 15, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - Avon Eyelash Curler with Comb

Here's a clever idea that you will love if you are as obsessed with your lash comb as I am

Avon Eyelash Curler with Comb - $8 - stainless steel curler with PVC-coated handle and plastic comb - unlike conventional eyelash curlers, this one is equipped with a built-in removable comb designed to separate and comb through the root of your lashes while you curl!

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Vichy Purete Thermale Makeup Removing Micellar Cleansing Wipes!

For those nights when I am way too lazy to do anything that will take any kind of effort but still want clean skin:

Vichy Purete Thermale - 3- in-1 Makeup Removing Micellar Cleansing Wipes - 25 wipes - $14.95 - cleanses impurities, removes waterproof makeup and soothes the skin in one easy step that requires no rinsing - thanks to a sensitive formula enriched with Vitamin E that comforts and refreshes skin leaving it feeling softer, more comfortable and wonderfully clean!

Not just for the lazy of course, also great if you are a fan of the double cleanse or wisely like to take off your makeup before using your Clarisonic so you don't get the brush all gunked up with foundation!

Available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

November 14, 2017

Maybelline Master Camo Color Correcting Pen

Maybelline Master Camo Color Correcting Pen - $12.99 - in 6 shades that help fix a range of skin tone concerns:

Blue - neutralizes sallowness on fair to light skin tones;

Pink - brightens dullness on light skin tones;

Green - cancels out redness on all skin tones;

Yellow - brightens dullness on light to medium skin tones;

Apricot - neutralizes dark circles on light to medium skin tones;

Red - neutralizes dark circles on dark skin tones.

They deliver pure-pigment colour in a pen format that features a precise blender tip for effortless application and blending - it's recommended that you layer the corrector under your concealer or foundation but I actually find it looks and works better if you mix a bit of the corrector with your concealer or foundation that you apply in that area otherwise, unless you apply the top coat really carefully, the corrector ends up getting rubbed away when you apply the concealer or foundation on top of it!

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Get prepared for winter cold with Flexitol Lip Balm!

Once the cold weather hits, my lips are the first thing to go all to hell so making sure I have a great lip balm on hand is the first order of cold weather business:

Flexitol Lip Balm - 10g - $5.49 - helps to alleviate the soreness and discomfort of severely dry, chapped lips while visibly softening and smoothing with a concentrated formula containing 2.5% synthesized urea for better penetration, a rich emollient base that quickly hydrates dry lips and a chiseled applicator for easy application.

 
Available at select Apple Drug Mart, Guardian, IDA, Pharma Choice, Pharma Plus, Proxim, Rexall and Value Drug Mart stores across Canada.


- Lisamarie -

November 13, 2017

Elizabeth Grant Collagen Re-Inforce 3D with Torricelumn

Elizabeth Grant Collagen Re-Inforce 3D with Torricelumn presents a line of products specifically designed to help preserve and encourage firmness in the skin with a synergistic combination of advanced actives, phyto-collagen, marine collagen, bio-advanced peptides and Torricelumn to help reduce the visible signs of aging for skin that looks more hydrated, firmer and less lined.

Available in the collection are: Advanced Face Lift Day Cream - 50ml - $80, Advance Face Lift Night Cream - 50ml - $90, Multi-Correction Anti-Wrinkle Serum - 45ml - $60, Crepey Eye Lift - 30ml - $40, Wrinkle and Lift Lip Serum - 15ml - $30, Lift Body Cream - 400ml - $70 and my fave:

Neck & Decollete Cream - 100ml - $70 - a multi-faced cream that helps to restore the skin's tone and elasticity - visibly firming, tightening and improving the appearance of the neck, jaw and decollete area - creating a lifting effect while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The important thing to remember with neck creams is the proper way to apply - always massage in an upward direction to help gravity along!

Available now online at The Shopping Channel - theshoppingchannel.com and elizabethgrant.com.

- Lisamarie -

Needful Things - Real Techniques Dual Ended Expert Sponge

Real Techniques Dual Ended Expert Sponge - $10.49 - a latex-free, full coverage foundation and contour sponge designed for medium to heavy application coverage with two sides that help you cover and add colour with ease. 

Use the orange side to apply foundation and the pink side to contour, highlight or apply blush - great for both liquids or powder formulas - what I like best is the angled orange side which makes a nice large flat surface perfect for buffing out foundation to give it a really natural look!

Available now at select Brunet, Familiprix, Guardian, IDA, Jean Coutu, Lawtons Drugs, London Drugs, Peoples Drug Mart, Pharma Plus, Pharmasave, Proxim, Rexall, Uniprix and Value Drug Mart stores across Canada.


- Lisamarie -

November 11, 2017

Chanel Holiday 2017 Numeros Rouge Libre Collection

It's that most wonderful time of the year again - no not Christmas, the Chanel holiday collection silly! This holiday it's all about the red lip and with four to choose from, it should be easy to find your perfect red! And if you're not into a red lip, no worries, there are still lots of other pretties to choose from!

Rouge Allure N°1 - $43.00
Rouge Allure Velvet N°2 - $43.00
Rouge Allure Velvet N°3 - $43.00
Rouge Allure N°4 - $43.00
Rouge Coco Gloss 782 True - $37.00
Rouge Coco Gloss 784 Romance - $37.00

Ombre Première Crème 822 Silver Screen - $40.00
Le Volume 37 Character - $41.00
Stylo Yeux Waterproof 857 Legendary Green - $35.00
Exclusive Creation Trait De Caractère - $80.00
Le Vernis Longue Tenue - $32 - 580 Celebrity, 582 Fiction and 604 Scenario
Joues Contraste 380 So Close - $53.00

Available now for a limited time at Chanel counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

November 10, 2017

Clean up with Cake Beauty The 'Do Gooder and The Locks Smith!

Cake Beauty The 'Do Gooder Volumizing Dry Shampoo - 200ml - $19 - cleans, freshens and revives hair with a formula powdered by a blend of natural and eco-certified corn starches to cleanse and absorb oil instantly refreshing second-day hair and leaving your scalp feeling clean and reinvigorated. The ultra-fine corn starches allow it to create natural volume without causing buildup and can be brushed out completely - so you can enjoy bouncy, bombshell hair for days on end.

Cake Beauty The Locks Smith Hydrating Dry Conditioner Spray - 200ml - $19 - revives your style without the harsh chemicals but rather a nourishing formula of argan oil - to add serious shine, coconut oil - to bring back much-needed moisture and crambe seed oil - does double duty to both smooth and actively condition those second-day tresses - as an added bonus, over time, these hydrating oils work to repair and protect damaged ends. Both the formulation and distribution system are specifically designed for all hair types, to ensure even the finest of strands are never weighed down.

 Best of all, they both smell delicious - warm vanilla, caramelized sugar and a touch of lemon!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Chloé Absolu de Parfum

Chloé celebrates the tenth anniversary of it's signature fragrance with a captivating variation of the original:

Chloé Absolu de Parfum - 50ml EDP - $135, 75ml EDP - $170 -
an irresistible essence that intensifies the original Chloé signature fragrance, creating a more refined variation. Using the same rich, woody, textured floral notes, the intensity and depth of the Damascena rose is increased, combined with an absolute of Centifolia rose from Grasse, while vanilla absolute unfurls its round, velvety facets, a touch of patchouli adds character. 

I far prefer this version over the original which I find a little too floral for my taste - the addition of vanilla and patchouli warms up the fragrance and adds a touch of sweetness and earthiness.

Available now at Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique, Sephora and Jean Coutu.


- Lisamarie -

November 9, 2017

Lotus Aroma Arnica Gel


Lotus Aroma Arnica Gel - 100ml $19 - with a comforting warming action that relieves the aches and pain of muscles and joints associated with backache, lumbago, strains and sprains (involving muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments) and arthritis - not to mentions sore legs from too much holiday shopping!

It has a 99.5% natural formula that contains: arnica montana - an anti-inflammatory that relieves pain and reduces inflammation,  eucalyptus globulus leaf oil - an analgesic that relieves muscle pain along with aloe barbadensis leaf juice and a bunch of essential oils: balsam fir, cypress, lemon peel and peppermint leaf - to provide a soothing sensation that gradually changes to warmth and which need I say, all makes it also smell great!

And as with all their formulas, it's vegan and free of gluten, sodium lauryl, sufates, irritants, parabens, silicone, dyes, synthetic fragrances and phthalates - and only contains food grade preservatives.
Available now at select drug and health food stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Mary Kay Gel Semi-Shine Lipstick - with swatches!

Mary Kay Gel Semi-Shine Lipstick - $21 - in 12 shades: Rosewood, Scarlet Red, Haute Pink, Berry Couture, Red Smolder, Raspberry Ice, Naturally Buff, Love Me Pink, Apple Berry, Luminous Lilac, Spiced Ginger, Sunset Peach - that glides on smoothly and cushions lips with a long lasting formula, stay-true colour and a luminous finish.
Luminous Lilac
Haute Pink

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


- Lisamarie -

November 8, 2017

Eye Love Wednesday - The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks

Make a statement with your brows with premier shaping products and tools from The BrowGal by Tonya Crooks - designed by celebrity eyebrow and makeup artist Tonya Crooks - who wants every woman to have the chance to discover her natural brow shape and be able to create the look with ease at home!

The range of products includes Eyebrow Pencils in 6 shades, a clear, water resistant Eyebrow Gel, double ended, shimmer/matte Highlighter Pencil, Second Chance Brow Enhancement Serum and my fave:

Convertible Brow Wet/Dry Convertible Powder & Pomade Duo - $46 - in 3 colour options: Blonde, Brown and Dark Hair that include 3 shades that can be used dry as a powder or wet to create the precision of a pomade - use the shades separately or blend together to create the perfect match!
The tools available include tweezers, a tweezer sharpener and these super fun The BrowGal Scissors - $29 - for trimming errant brow hairs and possibly stabbing someone in an old-timey black and white movie - that probably wasn't the use Tonya was hoping for but I assure you, I mean it in the most positive way you possibly can about stabbiness!

Available at select Hudson's Bay stores across Canada and online at thebay.com.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Hard Candy Wet Ever Unicorn Lip Gloss Topcoat

Hard Candy's limited edition Halloween collection while all around wonderful, had something in particular in it that had me squealing like a nine year old girl:

Hard Candy Wet Ever Unicorn Lip Gloss Topcoat - $7.98 - in 4 shades: Starry Night, Fairy, Aurora, Twinkle - a creamy, marble swirl lip gloss that can be worn on top of any lipstick to immediately transform it - wear on top of light pastel colours for an iridescent glow, or on top of darker colours for a holographic effect.

Available while they last at Walmart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

November 7, 2017

mark. Powder Buff Natural Skin Foundation

mark. Powder Buff Natural Skin Foundation - 10g - $18 - in 8 shades: Very Light 1, Light 2, Light 3, Light Medium 4, Medium 6, Medium Deep 7, Medium Deep 8, Deep 9 - an oil-free pressed powder foundation with an ultra-blendable and buildable formula that glides on to hide imperfections. It also makes for easy travels thanks to a dual-sided compact  that features a built-in mirror and sponge applicator.

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

- Lisamarie - 

Essie Leathers Collection by Rebecca Minkoff - with swatches!

Essie Leathers Collection by Rebecca Minkoff - $19.98 - inspired by Rececca's best-selling handbag colurs, these shades have a new semi-matte leather finish making it much easier to match your nails with your favourite bag - because that's a thing!
Cross-Body Heat - rosy mauve accented with subtle lavender shine
Tote-ally In Love - deep oxblood red with a flash of light crimson
In Hot Purse-uit - rich indigo blue trimmed with glowing violet
Back In The Saddle - polished dark green cast in silver

And remember, if you want the semi-matte finish, no topcoat!

Available now-ish for a limited time at beauty destinations across Canada - so far I've only seen it online at Walmart but it should be rolling out soon at other places too!

- Lisamarie -

November 6, 2017

Add extra hydration to your skin care routine with a serum from Neutrogena, For Beloved One and Avene!


If you're finding that the change in seasons it leaving your skin a bit drier but you don't want to give up your favourite day or night cream there's an easy fix - layer a hydrating serum underneath your cream to get all the extra moisture you need! A few I like:


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum - 30ml - $23.99 - with an oil-free formula that instantly absorbs to quench skin and boost hydration for smooth, supple skin that glows all day thanks to  hydrating hyaluronic acid that acts as a sponge for dry skin cells, moisturizing with up to 1,000 times its weight in water, resulting in more supple and smooth skin.

Available at drug, food and mass retailers across Canada.
For Beloved One Hyaluronic Acid GHK-Cu Moisturizing Serum - 30ml - $68 - with a non-greasy texture that allows easy and effective absorption to bring moisture deep into skin layers.
Contains three types of hyaluronic acid to instantly capture, replenish and create moisture, restoring supple and firm skin along with GHK-Cu - to regenerate collagen in the skin, strengthening the protective layer of the skin, repair, smooth and restore a youthful glow, keeping skin continuously moisturized for up to 24 hours.

Available exclusively at T&T stores across Canada.
Avène Hydriance Optimale Hydrating Serum - 30ml - $47.99 - provides enhanced hydration to sensitive skin with a combination of 3 actives:
Avène Thermal Spring Water liposomes - encapsulates and carries the Avène Thermal Spring Water to the core of the skin cells;
a 3D hydrophilic matrix - adjusts the hydration level at the surface of the skin;
and a high concentration of Avène Thermal Spring Water - calms sensations of discomfort.

Available at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Great Gifting - Soap & Glory Special-Edition Soaper Heroes

Soap & Glory Special-Edition Soaper Heroes - $24 - includes a bunch of best selling minis perfect for holiday travels including: 75ml Clean On Me Shower Gel, 50ml The Scrub Of Your Life Body Buffer, 50ml The Righteous Butter, 50ml Hand Food Hand Cream, 8ml Rich & Foamous Body Wash pod and 8ml Sugar Crush Body Wash pod.

There are a couple of other Soap & Glory gift sets if you still need another fix including:

Wait On Hand & Foot - $12 - including 50ml tubes of Hand Food Hand Cream and Heel Genius Foot Cream.

and Pick & Spritz - $28 - including 3 x 45ml Body Sprays in Sugar Crush, Original Pink and Smoothie Star along with 75ml Rich & Foamous Body Wash, 75ml Clean On Me Shower Gel and 75ml Sugar Crush Body Wash.

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -