December 11, 2017


Looking for a complete solution for redness-prone sensitive skin?

Avène introduces a new and improved formula for two of the products in their Antirougeurs line of skin care - targeting rosacea, flushing and signs of redness.

Cleanse and mask with a fresh and gentle texture that quickly soothes and reduces the skin's tightness. Both products are fragrance, alcohol and paraben-free and contain a minimum of 80% of Avène Thermal Water to provide even more instant soothing freshness and softness.

Antirougeurs Refreshing Cleansing Lotion - 200ml - $24.50 - with an optimal smoothing action and a cushion effect to protect the skin from friction and provide effective and gentle makeup removal.

Antirougeurs Redness-Relief Soothing Mask - 50ml - $36 -  gentle but controlled distribution for targeted action on redness it soothes with a high content of 81% Avène Thermal Water and moisturizing thanks to an hydra-nourishing complex which combined with plant-based glycerin helps retain water and bring nourishment and comfort to the skin.
And if you need some instant redness coverage, check out:

Avène Couvrance Green Concealer Stick - $20.00 - seamlessly neutralizes and covers redness with a water, transfer and sweat-resistant formula that is fragrance, preservative and paraben free.

My best tip for using a green concealer, don't apply it directly to the skin but rather mix it with a bit of concealer first and then apply - it's really hard to cover a patch of green on your face - you either rub it all off when you apply the concealer on top or don't cover it entirely and end up looking part frog.

Available at drugstores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

Great Gifting - Schick Holiday Gift Packs

Schick offers some smooth gift giving this holiday with value gift packs that can be given as is or broken apart to make great stocking stuffers!

Schick Hydro Silk Holiday Gift Pack - $16.99 - includes: Schick Hydro Silk razor with cartridge; Schick Hydro Silk razor refill cartridges (pack of 2); Skintimate Skin Therapy shaving gel; and1 pair of holiday ready purple striped cozy socks - designed to give you beyond a clean, close shave to care for your skin with unique Hydra-Boost Serum that is clinically proven to provide lasting hydration for up to two hours after shaving

Also available are:

Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture Holiday Gift Pack - $16.99 - includes: Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture razor, plus travel cap and refill; Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture refill cartridges (pack of 3); and 1 pair of pink and white striped cozy socks - that lathers and moisturizes skin during shaving, without the need for shave gel, it boasts an ergonomically designed handle, a pivoting head and four blades surrounded by a Skin Conditioning Solid formulated with Shea Butter.

Schick Hydro 5 Holiday Gift Pack - $16.99 - includes: Schick Hydro 5 razor with refill cartridge;  Schick Hydro 5 refill cartridges (pack of 2); Edge 5 Sensitive Skin shave gel; and 11-in-1 multitool - has a gel reservoir that hydrates throughout each shave like no other razor and features five Ultra Glide Blades with Skin Guards helping to provide a close shave.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 9, 2017

Clé de Peau Beauté Nuit de Chine Holiday 2017 Collection

This holiday season, Clé de Peau Beauté presents their limited edition collection, Nuit de Chine - a collaboration with painter Kathe Graga, who created packaging inspired by the timeless opulence of decorative Chinoiserie, making it perfect for gifting (and getting).
Eye Color Pencils - $100 - a set of twistable eye pencils in five elegant shades inspired by the timeless elegance of decorative Chinoiserie.

The smooth formula contains illuminating hydro wrap complex and premium argan oil for moisturizing benefits and can be used both as eye shadow and as eye liner creating alluring eyes with natural multi-dimensionality and a wet look.
Essential Radiance Set - $180 - a discovery collection of essentials that inspires exquisite radiance and helps protect against visible signs of aging. Containing: softening cleansing foam, hydro-softening lotion, protective fortifying emulsion SPF 22, intensive fortifying emulsion and cotton.

With a formula containing illuminating complex EX to diminish the appearance of damage caused by dryness and brings visible improvement to skin by providing hydration and a smooth refined texture while proving the skin moisture, radiance and a fine texture and reducing the look of dullness and fatigue, helping skin appear to glow from within.
Nail Lacquer Trio - $85 - high gloss, quick drying nail enamel scented with signature rose in three beautiful shades inspired by the timeless opulence of decorative Chinoiserie.

Formulated with argan tree oil for its moisturizing benefits to apply easily with no streaking.

Available now for a limited time at Holt Renfrew, Saks, Nordstrom, and Ogilvy’s.

- Lisamarie -

December 8, 2017

Get creative with your curls with the T3 Convertible Collection!

If you like to change up your curls but don't fancy owning several different curling irons the T3 Convertible Collection is a great space-saving way to do it!

Start with a T3 Convertible Base - $130 - enhanced with intelligent Digital T3 SinglePass technology to ensure even, consistent heat and fast healthy styling, that works in just one pass. An internal microchip controls temperature fluctuation ensuring even, optimal heat with five adjustable heat settings (260 to 410°F / 127 to 210°C) that provide the optimum heat level for any hair type. 

Then customize your own styling tool kit by adding individual T3 styling barrels:
Cascading Waves 0.75"-1.25" Reversed Tapered Barrel - $110 - creates shiny, long-lasting cascading waves.
Voluminous Curls 1.5" Clip Barrel - $110 -  creates shiny, long-lasting voluminous curls.
Loose Waves 1.5" Straight Barrel - $110 -  lets you achieve chic, loose waves.
Tousled Waves 1.25"-0.75" Tapered Barrel - $110 - creates shiny, long-lasting tousled waves.
Undone Waves 1" Straight Barrel - $110 -  lets you achieve stylish, undone waves.
Defined Curls 1" Clip Barrel - $110 - creates shiny, long-lasting, defined curls.
Polished Curls 1.25" Clip Barrel - $110 - lets you achieve perfectly polished curls, waves, or volume.

What I found most notable is how easily and smoothly the barrels switch out - I had a similarly concepted product back in the day that was a curling iron, flat iron, crimping iron that I was forever fighting with to get in and out of the base -  the T3 has a camera lens-inspired locking mechanism that makes changing barrels fast and secure - the ease of which really impresses me!

Available at Murale, Sephora and Hudson's Bay stores across Canada and online at - where you'll also find lots of gift sets perfect for holiday giving!

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - mark. Mod

London is calling with mark. Mod - 50ml EDT - $38, 200ml Body Lotion - $12 - channels an era of short skirts, extra-long lashes and graphic black-and-white prints with a swinging medley of rose and capucine florals spiked with a spicy nutmeg allure. Layer with the creamy, extra-rich companion lotion to leave skin feeling soft and silky and help the scent last longer. 
Finish off your fab look with the mark. Mod Pop Eye Shadow Palette - $25 - containing a mix of matte and shimmer shades that can be applied dry or wet and includes dual-ended applicator.

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

- Lisamarie -

December 7, 2017

Great Gifting - Fresh Sugar Lip Beauty Box

Fresh Sugar Lip Beauty Box - $64 - a gift collection of six  2.2g Sugar Lip Treatments in:  Original - untinted, Tulip - sheer hot pink, Rosé - sheer rosy tint, Poppy - bold deep pink-red tint, Honey - bold warm-nude tint, Berry - bold flirty berry tint - all housed in a reusable tin along with red and pink  pencils for fun colouring.

Perfect for winter, I bet I have one of these in the pocket of every coat I own, they provide  hydration with a nourishing formula of moisture-preserving sugar, meadowfoam seed oil and black currant seed oil, while offering sheer coverage and buildable colour.

This is always a sell-out so get yours while you can at Sephora and!

- Lisamarie -

December 5, 2017

Add a touch of radiance with Guerlain, Dior and Joe Fresh!

Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow CC Luminizer in Rosy Glow - 6g - $48 - A highlighting stick that allows for  a rosy glow and an easy strobe effect, thanks to a blend of three correcting and highlighting shades for a visible perfecting radiance. The pink revive the complexion, mauve reflects light and white illuminates instantly.

Available at Guerlain counters across Canada.
Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pen in Pearly Pink - 2.5ml - $52 - a pearly coloured lumizier for fair skintones inspired by the lighting techniques of makeup artists to highlight, brighten, and soften the complexion. With weightless, white-light pigments that fuse with the skin to capture light around the eyes and across the face for a dewy glow concealing signs of fatigue, visibly reviving the eyes and illuminating facial shadows for a contoured and radiant complexion.

Available at Dior counters across Canada.
Or for a much more affordable option:

Joe Fresh Highlighter Stick in Pink Pearl - 10g - $10 - with a soft, satiny texture that blends easily and sets with a dewy finish, providing a healthy glow to the skin

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Cute Alert - Paul and Joe Holiday Makeup Collection 2017!

Inspired by champagne in Paris, the Paul and Joe Holiday Makeup Collection 2017 - $64 - includes a limited edition Lipstick - topped with an adorable cat face, eye gloss and shimmering blush all housed in a perfect sized pouch - great for creating an ultra-glam holiday look for yourself and/or gifting to your bestie!
Available for a limited time at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada and online at
- Lisamarie -

December 4, 2017

Chanel Le Lift Firming - Anti-Wrinkle Skin-Recovery Sleep Mask

Chanel Le Lift Firming - Anti-Wrinkle Skin-Recovery Sleep Mask - 75ml - $145 - a balm-in-gel textured anti-aging sleeping mask that's like silk pyjamas for the skin: apply to the face, neck and décolleté for unprecedented cocooning comfort that helps skin better recover overnight and reduces signs of fatigue.

Its secret - the soft comfort of silk proteins to moisturize the skin all night long so upon wakening, wrinkles appear visibly smoothed, skin is soft and appears re-plumped and the complexion is more luminous - like after a good night's sleep - even on those nights when it wasn't so good.

Available now at Chanel counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Great Gifting - Shoppers Drug Mart Photo Ornaments!

Shoppers Drug Mart Photo Ornaments - $14.99 & $17.99 - in 4 different shapes that you can add any picture to you like.This seems like it would be great for pictures of the grandkids, wedding pictures for newlyweds or egocentric cats that like to see themselves everywhere - it doesn't get more personal then a special picture!

It's super easy to do - just go to the website, pick a background, download a picture and you're done! In 7-10 days it will arrive at the Shoppers Drug Mart store of your choosing for you to pick up!
I tried one out with Muggins - the latest internet sensation - don't tell Marmalade!

Order yours now at

- Lisamarie -

December 2, 2017

Nine West Holiday 2017 Collection and a sneak peek of Spring/Summer 2018!

The Nine West Holiday 2017 is a great way to add glamour and sparkle to a holiday outfit with a collection that showcases opulent details that venture from evening into daylight.

With ultra-feminine fabrics, from crushed velvet, satin, silk shantung and sparkling sequins accented with beads, glitter and everything else you need to keep the holiday bright.

I am especially in love with these dragonfly adorned slip-ons!

Available in stores now and retail between $60-$140.

 The cats and I agree that we love these tasseled heels!
As for these these jeweled and feathered beauties - you will be mine!
Or if you are looking to jazz of a pair of shoes already in your closet - try a Pombons shoe clip!
And when things get cold, you can start thinking about Spring/Summer 2018 that includes the Birds Of Paradise collection with lush, tropical floral prints in bright, saturated colours.
Along with pastel candy shades, embroidery and three-dimensional adornment to add drama and eclectic flair.
 These shoes and bag - I dare you to not be amused by them!
The Almost Famous collection where glam rock meets effortless boho beauty.
 All this makes for some present and future happy shoe shopping!

- Lisamarie -