January 31, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Lise Watier Age Control Supreme La Creme Sublime Yeux

Lise Watier Age Control Supreme La Creme Sublime Yeux - 15ml - $85 - helps reduce the appearance of puffiness and three types of dark circles - sunken, blue/red and brown, while toning drooping eyelids, reducing the appearance of crow's feet and restoring radiance to the eye area for a rejuvenated look.

This isn't your usual eye cream though but rather a pressed serum -  inspired by the latest beauty innovation from Korea - which combines the effectiveness of a serum with the benefits of a cream in a comprehensive skincare product that is formulated with 81% active ingredients - you have to have at least 60% to be considered a pressed serum. It also has a very unique texture - spongy and jelly-like - that becomes thinner and more liquid as you massage into your skin, helping it to absorb instantly - and you need such a small amount, this jar will last ages! 

As an added bonus, it also comes with a double-sided applicator - with plastic on one end to scoop out the product and a metal ball on the other to help massage it in - the metal also offers a cooling effect that will help with puffiness.

Available now at drugstores and Lise Watier counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Dermalogica Calm Water Gel!

Dermalogica has added something new to their UltraCalming product system that sensitive skin sufferers are going to love:

Dermalogica Calm Water Gel - 50ml - $65 - a weightless water-gel moisturizer that hydrates dry, sensitive skin. 

Provides immediate hydration to dry, irritated skin with a refreshing gel texture  that transforms into a skin-quenching fluid upon application to soften, soothe and calm as it forms a weightless barrier against environmental assault and locks in moisture.

The formula contains dual hyaluronic acid technology that works in different skin surface layers to increase and lock in moisture; apple fruit extract and glycerin to hydrate and soften while defending skin against dryness; and cactus pear extract to help soothe sensitivity and impart water-binding properties to help support healthy moisture balance.

To apply just squeeze a small amount into palm and rub hands together to activate - then pat gently onto face and neck.

Of course sensitive skin can mean something different for everyone - from redness and dehydration to discomfort, burning and compromised barrier - what's nice about this gel is not only will this help with the immediate issues, but also help defend against future flare-ups!

Available now at spas and salons across Canada or online at dermalogica.ca.

- Lisamarie -

January 30, 2018

Sculpt & glow with the Avon True Color contour and highlighting collection!

Avon makes it easy to sculpt and glow your way to perfection with their True Color contour and highlighting collection:

True Color Transforming Contour Stick - $18 - in Light, Medium and Deep - a double-sided pencil with a silky powder-gel formula that glides on for smooth coverage whether you want to narrow your nose, play up your cheekbones or define your jawline.

True Color Moonlit Highlighting Powder - $18 - in Quartz and Topaz - a light-reflecting powder for all over glow with an ultra-fine pearl finish.

True Color Illuminating Stick - $14 - in Champagne and Rose Gold - for a targeted glow in a mango and cocoa butter cream-to-powder formula that dries to a luminous pearlescent finish.

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

- Lisamarie -

Essie Gel Couture Enchanted Collection - with swatches!

Essie Gel Couture Enchanted Collection - is a fairytale dream come to life in 4 dreamy shades with 12 day wear in an easy 2-step system and gel-like shine with no lamp needed and easy removal.
Matter Of Fiction - blush pink cream
Princess Charming - rose mauve accented with nutmeg
Once Upon A Time - icy blue with slate tones
Good Knight - mahogany red cream

For some reason Canada didn't get the 2 extra colours that everyone else did - so boo to that!

Available now for $13.99 each at beauty destinations across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

January 29, 2018

Elizabeth Grant Torricelumn Absolute Serum Collection

It's Elizabeth Grant's 95th birthday so what better way to celebrate then with the Elizabeth Grant  Torricelumn Absolute Serum Collection - great for all skin types, the serums help to address the 5 signs of aging: lines and wrinkles, dryness, uneven skin tone, dullness and saggy skin - helping to redefine the skin’s natural anti-aging process and optimizing its youthful appearance - and for only $49.95 for the trio, it's a hell of a deal!
 
Torricelumn Absolute Age Elixir of Life Serum - 30 ml - valued at $90.00 - a powerful age defying serum that rejuvenates the look of skin while sleeping - the key moment for youthful regeneration. 
 
At the heart of this formula is exclusive BioLumaEssence Technology - to help plump, firm, tighten, energize, and repair the appearance of skin to reveal the exquisite radiance of a younger-looking appearance. 
 
Torricelumn Absolute Age Light of Youth Serum - 30 ml - valued at $90.00 - an extraordinary sophisticated age-defying serum that helps boost the skin’s defense against the appearance of wrinkles. 
 
At the heart of this formula is  exclusive BioLumaEssence Technology - a system that helps protect the skin from harmful environmental aggressors while creating the perfect balance of skin hydration, helping the skin to look visibly renewed. The skin appears brighter and smoother as the look of lines and wrinkles diminish to help unveil skin with the bounce and firmness of a younger looking skin. 
 
Torricelumn Absolute Miracle 02 Serum - 30 ml - valued at $90.00 - absorbs into the skin with a deep rejuvenating action, helping to reveal a smoother pearlescent radiance in the appearance of the skin. 
 
The heart of this formula is based on the unison between Torricelumn and the concentrated BioLumaEssence Technology - helping to target the look of crow's feet, fine lines, puffiness, dark circles and visible slackening to keep the eye area looking revitalized and rejuvenated.

Get it now while you still can at The Shopping Channel - theshoppingchannel.com.

- Lisamarie -

Needful Things - Hydro Flask 21oz. Standard Mouth Water Bottle

Hydro Flask 21oz. Standard Mouth Water Bottle - $32.95 - in 9 colours: stainless, black, white, graphite, cobalt, lava, pacific, mint and lemon - with durable 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel construction, it's the perfect size to stash easily into a small shoulder bag, knapsack side pocket or car cup holder.

You might be thinking - so what? it's just another water bottle - but trust me, this one is better. It has TempShield insulation which eliminates that annoying condensation and keeps beverages cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours - and when you use ice in it, the ice actually stays frozen and doesn't melt for ages so you can keep refilling your water and keeping it optimally cold!

Best of all it has a lifetime guarantee - any issues and they will send you a new one!

Available now at sporting goods stores across Canada including Sport Chek, MEC and Atmosphere as well as online at hydroflask.com.

- Lisamarie -

January 27, 2018

Leggings to love from Garage, Ann Taylor and Dynamite!

Leggings sure have come far since the days when they were only meant to be worked out in! With so many materials, patterns and colours available, leggings have come out of the gym and on to the streets in a major way! Here are a few sure to jazz up your legging wardrobe:

Garage Camo High Rise Super Soft Legging - $24.95 - sizes XS - XL - with an allover black & grey camo print, comfy elastic waistband and 26 3/4" inseam - these leggings would be adorable with a long, black cowl neck sweater and ballet flats!
Ann Taylor Houndstooth Leggings - $114.82 - in regular and petite sizes 00 - 18 - with a slim fit and exposed metallic side zip to add a modern edge - the polished houndstooth pattern make them totally office appropriate when paired with crisp oxford shirt, black blazer and a low heel!

Dynamite Lace Up Faux Leather Legging - $39.95 - sizes XS - XL - in faux black leather featuring a trendy high rise fit and lace up detailing - because leather leggings are so sexy, I like to pair them with something more feminine on top like a white lace blouse and soft pink cardigan - making them totally daytime appropriate!

And I know y'all don't necessarily agree with me put I'm putting it out there again - leggings are not pants - unless you are at the gym you need to layer them with something that's going to cover most of your butt - tunics look great with them and I really love them with a long, chunky cardigan or even a miniskirt!

- Lisamarie -

January 26, 2018

Fight the flakes with Ducray Squanorm Anti-Dandruff Treatment Shampoo!

Not all dandruff is created equally so a one- treatment-fits-all product is not the best way to fight it! Enter the Ducray Squanorm duo designed to care for hair conditions linked to loose dandruff, with a specific solution according to the type of the scalp - dry or oily:

Squanorm Dry Scalp Anti-Dandruff Treatment Shampoo - 200ml - $20.99 - with a creamy texture that provides rapid, long-lasting action thanks to specific loose dandruff ingredients including: active guanidine glycolate; pyrithione zinc; and glycerin that eliminates loose dandruff, moisturizes the scalp and relieves scalp discomfort.

Squanorm Oily Scalp Anti-Dandruff Treatment Shampoo - 200ml - $20.99 - with a purifying cleansing base that gently washes the hair and scalp, using a complete formula containing: active guanadine glycolate; piroctone olamine; sabal serrulata extract; and bisabolol to eliminate loose dandruff, relieve itching and absorb excess sebum secretion.

Both offer long lasting results that start from the very first application - loose dandruff is eliminated and hair regains volume and shine and is soft and easy to detangle - best of all, no medicated small - just a soft and delicate fragrance that doesn't feel the least bit medicinal!

Available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Marc Jacobs Daisy Twinkle Editions

Marc Jacobs Daisy Twinkle Editions are a sparkling, vibrant violet twist on the original trio - inspired by a shimmering oasis where the sun dazzles and water glistens.

Daisy Twinkle Edition - 50ml EDT - $96 - an uplifting bouquet of floral and fruity notes with a top note of juicy berries; heart note of violet flower; and base note of white woods.

Daisy Eau So Fresh Twinkle Edition - 75ml EDT - $108 - radiates with an effervescent blend of succulent fruity and delicate floral notes with a top note of sparkling raspberry; heart notes of violet flower and wild rose blossoms; and base note of creme de cassis.

And my favourite:

Daisy Dream Twinkle Edition - 50ml EDT - $96 - an airy blend of lush florals and juicy fruits with a top note of black cherry; heart note of fresh white florals; and base note of whipped berry mousse.

which seriously makes me smell good enough to eat!

The bottles were inspired by Marc Jacobs' unique use of layering, colour and his love of shine in a soft violet hue and touches of gold to evoke the feeling of an endless summer where sunshine makes everything twinkle - and of course the flowery caps are what happiness is made of!

Available now at Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora and Jean Coutu stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

January 25, 2018

Get your body working for you while you sleep with Elancyl Slim Design Night!

Elancyl Slim Design Night - 200ml - $60 -  a slimming treatment with a creamy texture that acts at night to fight against stubborn cellulite.

The formula combines a Caffeine Complex containing caffeine - to eliminate fat, ivy - to detoxify tissues and salacia - to slow down the thickening of connecting tissue fibres and intensely smooth dimples with a GP4G Booster - to stimulate the fat-eliminating process during sleep by promoting cellular awakening and supplying the necessary energy for metabolic reactions which induce lipolysis - along with safflower oil to hydrate and nourish the skin.

What maximizes the effectiveness though is the massage technique: put one dose in each palm and move hands up both sides of the thigh, rapidly pressing both hands simultaneously in rhythm - then pinch and roll vertically and/or transversely along problem areas: inner knee, upper thigh, bottom and abdomen. 

You'll see results pretty quick - within 7 - 10 nights, dimples are intensely smoothed and you'll see a decrease in thigh size - and both results will be even more significant within 28 nights!

Available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Cute Alert - Avon Just Kiss Me Lip Balm!

Avon Just Kiss Me Lip Balm - $10 - comes in Pink or Red - a flavourless tinted balm housed in an adorable lip shaped case.

Wouldn't this be just the cutest Valentine's Day gift for a sister or girlfriend?!

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

- Lisamarie -

January 24, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Make Up For Ever Artist Color Eye Shadow

Make Up For Ever Artist Color Eye Shadow - $22 - in 121 highly pigmented shades that have 12 hour wear and come in 5 blendable finishes:

Glitter: D-716 - crystalline papaya, D-562 - taupe platinum, D-552 - crystalline gray beige, D-504 - celestial beige, D-320 - golden khaki, D-410 - gold nugget, D-712 - creme brulee, D-750 - frosted peach, D-826-fig, D-652 - celestial earth, D-830 - garnet rose, D-926 - blueberry, D-206 - celestial blue, D-222 - night blue, D-236 - lagoon blue, D-306 - bottle green, D-308 - aquatic khaki, D-326 - black bronze, D-104 - black diamond

Matte: M-126 - chalk, M-530 - eggshell, M-500 - ivory, M-510 - vanilla, M-405 - straw yellow, M-402 - mimosa, M-532 - sugar coated candy, M-518 - nude, M-535 - oat, M-540 - gray beige, M-536 - milk tea, M-546 - dark purple taupe, M-549 - dark taupe, M-600 - pink brown, M-603 - cinnamon, M-608 - red brown, M-631 - cappuccino, M-619 - espresso, M-647 - speculoos, M-650 - cookie, M-705 - canyon, M-720 - apricot, , M-732 - orange, M-738 - auburn, M-742 - tomato, M-748 - coral, M-806 - antique pink, M-820 - dark purple pink, M-842 - wine, M-853 - neon pink, M-847 - burgundy, M-856 - fresh pink, M-860 - powdery pink, M-924 - purple, M-928 - eggplant, M-322 - khaki, M-240 - prussian blue, M-226 - abyssal blue, M-106 - slate, M-100 - black

Metallic: ME-122 - snow, ME-512 - golden beige, ME-554 - gunmetal, ME-400 - butter cup, ME-734 - tangerine, ME-644 - iced brown, ME-728 - copper red, ME-644 - cauldron, ME-624 - black gold, ME-614 - graphite brown, ME-612 - silver brown, ME-840 - pink chrome, ME-930 - black purple, ME-828 - garnet black, ME-912 - orchid, ME-224 - navy blue, ME-202 - iceberg blue, ME-216 - electric blue, ME-232 - turquoise blue, ME-230 - peacock blue, ME-302 - peacock, ME-338 - acidic green, ME-304 - emerald, ME-310 - fir tree green, ME-108 - steel, ME-116 - silver
Satin: S-542 - pinky clay, S-516 - sand, S-864 - baby pink, S-814 - light rosewood, S-560 - taupe, S-606 - pinky earth, S-632 - hazelnut, S-324 - bronze khaki, S-622 - black brown, S-628 - reptile, S-616 - chocolate, S-228 - petrol blue, S-238 - blue cedar, S-300 pine green, S-312 - mint green, S-314 - nile green

Shimmer: I-528 - pearl, I-414 - yellow ivory, I-520 - pinky sand, I-514 - pink ivory, I-524 - pinky beige, I-648 - golden fawn, I-722 - mandarin, I-328 - bronze, I-662 - amber brown, I-702 - mahogany, I-544 - pink granite, I-808 - english pink, I-746 - watermelon, I-834 - grape, I-918 - lavender, I-340 - lime green, I-210 - light turquoise, I-220 - sapphire, I-012 - onyx
The shadows all come singly and you just pop them into the palette size - single, duo, trio, quad or six - of your choosing which are available for $2. Purchase the palette and shadows to go in it and you get a deal: Single refill and palette - $24, Duo refills and palette - $37, Trio refills and palette - $50, Quad refills and palette - $63, Six refills and palette - $77.

If you can, buy in store and test the colour first - some of the shades have amazing pigmentation and others are disappointing - it's a new formulation from their previous shadows so don't be expecting it to look/feel the same!

Available now at Sephora stores across Canada and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Life Brand Micellar Water!

Life Brand Micellar Water - 400ml - $9.99 - with a gentle formula that lifts away oil, dirt and makeup without over-drying skin - and it doesn't need to be rinsed off making it great for all skin types, even sensitive!

I've been using it as a first step before my Clarisonic - I use the water to wipe off grime and makeup to keep it from gunking up the the brush so I get a better clean!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

January 23, 2018

Physicians Formula #InstaReady Face Primer

Physicians Formula #InstaReady Face Primer - 30ml - $15.99 - a mattifying primer for weightless, invisible coverage that preps skin to create the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.

Skin is primed and protected with a proprietary blend of high-tech polymers and film formers that deliver maximum skin adhesion for extended performance with a versatile, non-greasy and breathable formula that absorbs into skin instantly and skin-smoothing ingredients that fill in fine lines and even skin texture along with InstaFilter Technology - a proprietary blend that instantly diffuses light, blurs imperfections and retexturizes skin - to create a soft-focus effect with comfortable, all-day wear.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel - with swatches!

Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel - $5.99 - in 28 shades: Citronized, Limoncello, Glimmer, Orange You Crazy, Terracotta, Roses are Red, Parfait Pink, Rose Noir, Very Berry, Creme Brulee, Nuditude, Violuxe, Sheer Love, Urban Sand, Dazzle Pink, Moondust, Head in the Clouds, Mint To Be, Teal Me About It, Clover, Sterling Mudslide, Inked Up, Envy, Sapphired Up, Purplicious, Lavender Sky, Rain Washed - that offer shine, gel-like finish, protection, strength, vivid colour, base and top coat all in one easy  bottle.





Limoncello
Sapphired Up
Purplicious

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

January 22, 2018

Needful Things - Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intense Exfoliator

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intense Exfoliator - 60ml - $102 - dual-action exfoliator that works both physically and enzymatically, smoothing and polishing to help with dullness and uneven texture, pores, dark spots and skin tone to reveal a glowing, radiant complexion

Formulated with face scrubbing natural exfoliants to deep clean clogged pores without over-drying skin including lactic acid and fruit enzymes - papaya, pineapple and pumpkin - to reveal smooth skin and a brighter, healthier-looking complexion in as little as one use.  

I was a little worried by the "intense" title, thinking it would be one of those super scrubby, rough exfoliants that always end up leaving my skin red and uncomfortable but that is not the case at all - it's really gentle while still doing a remarkably thorough job!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot - 30ml - $29 - treats  skin to a fast-fix of radiance with a concentrate of exfoliating acids to reveal natural looking luminosity along with aloe vera and allantoin to care for the skin.

The formula contains:

glycolic acid - to retexture and resurface the skin revealing smoother, softer and radiant skin;
fruit acids - to stimulate skin cell renewal, resulting in skin that appears younger and fresher; and
amino acid derivatives - to reduce the appearance of pigmentation.

And for some instant gratification, it has a beautiful pearlescent blue tint, which when applied to the skin turns to a golden luminosity adding an instant glow to the skin!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

January 19, 2018

Nioxin Instant Fullness Dry Cleanser

Thinning hair gets instant fullness while getting rid of dirt and oil with:


Nioxin Instant Fullness Dry Cleanser - 119g - $25.99 - delivers up to 2x fuller hair within seconds with cutting edge hair density technology - Fusion Fibril - that contains two absorption particles to minimize scalp sebum and add dimension to individual hair strands: tapioca starch - an oil absorbent material with a spherical shape to easily absorb follicle-clogging sebum; and silica - to separate and add diameter to individual hair strands as it micro-bonds to each hair strand for a fuller look.

Even if you don't have thinning hair it's a quick and easy perk up for flattened hair that been squashed up under a winter hat - go from flat to volume instantly!

Available now at salons across Canada - check out www.nioxin.com to find one near you.


- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Aura Mugler

Mugler introduces a brand new fragrance that blends botanical freshness and feline sensuality:

Aura Mugler - 30ml EDP - $85, 50ml EDP - $115, 90ml EDP - $150, 200ml Body Lotion - $65, 200ml Shower Milk - $55 - this isn't your usual pyramid fragrance but rather combines five substances, three hearts, two overdoses and one magnetic field into an oriental botanical carnal scent:

The Beating Heart - tiger liana
The Botanical Heart - rhubarb leaf and orange blossom
The Animal Heart - bourbon vanilla and wolfwood
Two Overdoses - tiger liana and rhubarb leaf

Next to Angel I think this is my new favourite Mugler scent, it has some sweetness to it which I obviously like but also a greenyness to it, that's hard to describe because I can't compare it to anything else I've smelled, it's very unique, in a good way! It also has great lasting power, I can still smell it hours after applying and faintly at the end of the day.

As with all Mugler fragrances, the bottle is a work of art with a faceted heart shaped bottle in a deep emerald colour - it will take up some room on your dressing table though, it doesn't stand upright, you have to lie it down flat - on the plus side it is endlessly refillable.


Available now at Hudson's Bay, Murale and Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

January 18, 2018

Winter parched skin will love Live Clean Sheer Light Skin Perfecting Dry Body Oil!

One of the best things you can do for your dry skin this winter is use an oil - and don't worry, oils don't have to be heavy, sticky or greasy to be wonderfully moisturizing, especially if you pick up this favourite of mine:

Live Clean Sheer Light Skin Perfecting Dry Body Oil - 180ml - $9.99 - offers a high level of moisturization in an  advanced, skin-perfecting formula with their Natura8 Complex -  containing a blend of certified organic oils including: safflower oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and sesame oil along with moisturizing vitamin E and skin nourishing vitamin C - that calms irritated skin, improves the appearance of scars, stretch marks, redness and dark spots; helps increase the skin's elasticity and resilience; helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles - all in a super light oil that smells great, has a smooth silky finish and disappears into the skin leaving dry winter skin with a refreshed summer glow.

Available now at Walmart and Loblaws stores across Canada.


- Lisamarie - 

VENeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment

VENeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment - 10ml - $95 - deeply hydrating with a formula chock-full of plant-based phytoestrogens from seeds, nuts and roots or their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits - to visibly reduce and help prevent the appearance of vertical lines as well as soften and plump, revealing a rosy glow.
One of the star products of VENeffect - a new skincare line to hit Canada this month. The line centers around skin aging in relation to hormonal fluctuations and its effect on estrogen levels as we age - this has a direct correlation to significant loss of skin elasticity and reduced luminosity which the line aims to boost.
Available now exclusively at Murale stores across Canada and online at beautyboutique.ca

- Lisamarie -

January 17, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Chanel Blue Serum Eye

Chanel Blue Serum Eye - 15ml - $90 - a silky, lightweight serum specially formulated to help the eye contour appear younger by increasing hydration and firmness and reducing the appearance of dark circles.

Inspired by regions of the world where people live longer, it's chock-full of longevity ingredients from the diets of those regions including:

Green coffee from Costa Rica - with heightened antioxidant properties - up to five times higher than crude coffee oil - to help shield the complexion;

Bosana olives from Sardinia - with essential fatty acids and higher-level skin-fortifying polyphenols to help protect skin;

and Lentisk gum from Greece -  with naturally occurring oleanolic acid which helps reinforce skin’s natural restorative abilities.

Available now at Chanel counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Avon Anew Platinum Cream Cleanser!

Most of the year I'm a milky or foaming cleanser kind of girl, but once the weather turns cold, something a little creamier that will add some moisture is in order - like this great one:


Avon Anew Platinum Cream Cleanser - 125ml - $12 - with a luxurious cream texture that gently removes impurities while leaving skin feeling soft and moisturized - and unlike most cream cleansers, it lathers - I love a cleanser that bubbles!

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

- Lisamarie -

January 16, 2018

Needful Things - Joe Fresh CC Translucent Pressed Powder

Normally this time of year I avoid using pressed powder - thanks to the cold weather and my angry skin it just ends up looking dry and cakey on me... that is until I found this one:

Joe Fresh CC Translucent Pressed Powder - $12 - with a silky texture that uses soft-colour correcting pigments to even out skin tone - helping it blend nicely with the skin so it doesn't just sit on top making skin look dry.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Essie Treat Love & Color shade extension - with swatches!

Essie has expanded their Treat Love & Color line including sheers, shimmers and creams for even more advanced 1-step care and colour options while  treating dry, brittle nails - strengthening in just one week! You will experience 60% less  peeling and 35% less breakage and show off nails that look instantly perfected with brightening  pigments, strengthened by a breathable care formula infused with collagen and camellia extract.

The 18 shades now available:

Sheers:
Gloss Fit - ultra-glossy clear
Treat Me Bright - powder white with blue iridescence
Laved-dearly - lavender with orchid iridescence
Sheers To You - pink blush with amethyst iridescence
Minimally Modest - gentle powdery pink

Shimmers:
Loving Hue - rose quartz with nude luster
Tonal Taupe - beige taupe with hints of golden highlights

Creams:
Power Punch Pink - bright carnation pink
Daytime Dreamer - lilac blossom
Glowing Strong - fresh apricot coral
Tone It Up - enigmatic plum taupe
Indi-go For It! - steely gray blue
A-Game - deep concrete rose
In A Blush - gentle floral white
Pinked To Perfection - blossoming light pink
Good Lighting - porcelain true beige
On The Mauve - warm mauve
Mauve-tivation - pale orchid mauve

Just remember - in order to allow the nail loving formula to penetrate, don't use a base coat!

Available now at beauty destinations across Canada for $11.99 each.

- Lisamarie -

January 15, 2018

Add new vitality to your skin with Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme + !

Estée Lauder has the key to younger-looking skin with their Revitalizing Supreme + collection which unlocks skin's youth potential to see it spring back with new bounce and glow with radiant vitality.

The products contain an exclusive RevitaKey technology featuring exclusive moringa extract that offers skin renewed firmness bounce and elasticity, healthy radiance and a youthful glow.

Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme - 50ml - $97 - a silky-soft, deeply nourishing multi-action creme for all skin types that encourages skin's natural power to amplify collagen and elastin to dramatically reduce the look of lines and wrinkles look dramatically reduced while skin's visible firmness, density and elasticity is significantly improved.

Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Eye Balm - 15ml - $75 - a richly nourishing, multi-action balm that can be used day and night to hydrate, firm and smooth the look of lines as well as puffiness and dark circles leaving the eye area looking radiant.

For an added boost, can also be used as a weekly eye mask - apply a generous amount, leave on for a few minutes, then blot off excess with a tissue.

Available at Estée Lauder counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

EmerginC Vitamin C + Retinol Mask

EmerginC Vitamin C + Retinol Mask - 50ml - $60 - a multi-purpose mask that's great for normal to oily skin or active acne that works on anti-aging, hyper-pigmentation and breakout skin care concerns.

An intensive mask, it has tiny micro beads of healing retinol suspended in a creamy, clay-based formula. The retinol bubbles dissolve on contact with skin, and immediately work to tighten and rejuvenate. For skin that is refined and renewed  leaving it soft and supple.

To use, apply a thin layer on cleansed skin once or twice a week. Normal to oily skin types can leave on for 20 minutes, normal to dry skin types should leave on on for 10 minutes - then rinse off or remove with wet gauze or cleansing sponges. I am especially loving it for getting rid of post-acne red marks - even if you can't be bothered with doing an all over mask, just spot-treat the red marks, leave on for 20 minutes and rinse - you'll see them disappear so much faster!

Available now at Caryl Baker Visage Face Spas across Ontario and Alberta and online at carylbakervisage.com.

- Lisamarie -

January 12, 2018

Needful Things - Life Brand Exfoliating Foot Mask

Curious about foot masks but haven't been able to stomach the thought of paying $15 for them? Here's a much more budget friendly option:

Life Brand Exfoliating Foot Mask - 1 pair - $5 - with AHA, salicylic acid lime caviar and citrus extracts to help remove dead skin cells, revealing a new layer of skin for improved texture along with peppermint oil and sugar cane to revitalize - leaving feet soft, revitalized and refreshed.

If you haven't yet had the disgusting fun of them, they're easy to use: just slip on the plastic socks, add the liquid packet and chill for 15-20 minutes, then remove socks and rinse feet well with lukewarm water.

Approximately 3-7 days after use your feet will start to peel and can continue for 3-5 days - the hardest part will be resisting the urge to pull at the dead skin yourself - you are supposed to let it naturally fall off!

My best tips - put a pair of cotton socks over the plastic booties to keep them snugly on, the adhesive strips don't do a great job and don't moisturize your feet during the peeling phase - you don't want anything to interfere with the exfoliating!

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- Lisamarie -