February 28, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colour Quads

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colour Quad - $21 - in: Shades of Jade and Berry Haute - ready to be snapped into your Mary Kay compact and go.

Both quads have very wearable, universally flattering colours - I especially like the greens, they feel very fresh and spring-like to me - that can be worn in a multiple of ways - from a simple wash of  daytime colour to a lined and contoured night on the town look!

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Lotus Aroma Soothing Facial Mask!

Lotus Aroma Soothing Facial Mask - 100ml - $17 - a soothing, lightening and anti-oxidant pink clay facial mask with a 99.5% natural  formula derived from pure, top-quality, red and white clays - which revive, soften and brighten the complexion and 7 major active ingredients: argan oil - high in essential omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin E and polyphenols, with a wealth of moisturizing, antioxidant and restorative attributes; cranberry oil - a source of omegas 3, 6 and 9; avocado oil - rich in unsaturated fatty acids and vitamins A, B, C, D and E, it's a very gentle, softening oil that restores elasticity to dry, fragile skins; rosewater - that is soothing for sensitive skin, a tonic for normal to dry skins; rosewood - excellent for fragile, irritated, tired skin, it regenerates the tissues and revitalizes mature skin to reduce scarring while soothing sensitive skin; true lavender - soothes, heals and regenerates the epidermis; lemon -  stimulates microcirculation (helpful for rosacea) and revitalizes the tissues for youthful-looking skin.

It cleanses, matifies and brightens, giving it radiance and suppleness while protecting it from external environmental stresses - and of course it's pink, what more do you need to know...?!

Available now at select drug and health food stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 27, 2018

Contouring made easy with the Quo Contour Kit!

Quo Contour Kit - $23 - in Light and Medium - a sleek palette that includes a bronzer, highlighter and contour powder to sculpt and define features including eyes, cheekbones, nose and jawline.

Not sure where to put them? No worries, it also includes specific instructions on where to place each one to achieve your desired effect.

As well, the kit comes with a slanted kabuki brush - most of the time I would recommend throwing out the included brush and using your own but in this case, it's a great brush, use it!

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 26, 2018

Rejuvenate skin with the Rodial Rose Gold collection!

Introducing the new Rodial Rose Gold collection which delivers both immediate and long term reshaping and rejuvenating skin benefits for skin that looks and feels younger!

Rose Gold Moisturiser - 50ml - $250 - a luxurious youth cream that helps turn back time to firmer, smoother and luminous looking skin. With a powerful blend of regenerative bioactive extract enriched in 24 carat gold technology - actively smooth out vertical and horizontal wrinkles; progeline - improves the appearance of sagging skin for a complete remodeling effect; oxygenating white rose fresh cells - brighten and improve radiance; and reinforced with anti-aging vitamin C - which works to deeply hydrate - visually redesigning face structure, wrinkles look softened, skin’s elasticity and firmness are enhanced, contours are defined resulting in a visibly youthful glowing lift.
 It also comes with face sculpting tool and instructional booklet on re-creating their signature Rose Gold facial at-home.

Rose Gold Serum - 30ml - $230 - with a lightweight silky formula that melts effortlessly into the skin releasing a powerful blend of anti-aging ingredients to improve the look and feel of skin for an instant and long-term youthful looking complexion, visibly lifting, plumping and reshaping the face. With a skin tightening complex that provides an instant lifting effect; regenerative bioactive extract and 24 carat gold technology - to actively smooth out vertical and horizontal wrinkles; biotechnological hyaluronic acid - plumps skin by boosting hydration levels; and white rose fresh cells - helps boost skin surface renewal for a brighter looking complexion - for skin that feels firmer and instantly rejuvenated, glowing with radiance. 

Rose Gold Deep Line Filler - 9ml - $85 - a dual action, high-tech targeted treatment that not only instantly fills lines, bluring the look of deep and vertical lines as if instantly corrected, but also visibly smooths out wrinkles over time with potent high-technology ingredients including: regenerative bioactive extract - visibly reduces vertical wrinkles; 24 carat gold technology - provides powerful wrinkle smoothing action; and progeline - increases skin firmness - working to improve skin texture and reveal a softer, younger-looking appearance day after day.

Available now exclusively at Murale stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Needful Things - Avon Savannah Blooms Beauty Collection

Get the spring feeling with some much needed colour with the:

Avon Savannah Blooms Beauty Collection - $35 - which includes:

Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Clover;

True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Citrus Shine;

Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara in Black;
True Color Matte Eyeshadow Quad in On the Vine;

all inside an adorable nylon, fully lined Floral Print Bag with a top zip closure and tassel pull.

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

- Lisamarie -

February 23, 2018

Design.Me offers beauty, fun and innovation for your hair!

Design.Me -  a new Canadian-based brand, introduces a full-line of innovative hair care and styling products that offer top salon quality formulations and benefits at reasonable prices in fun, colourful packaging and that are sulfate, paraben, gluten and cruelty free!

My faves from the line:

Fab.Me The Mother Of All Hair Treatments - 100ml - $13.50, 230ml - $24.50 - a light, multi-benefit, leave-in detangling mist that adds hydration, shine, control and smoothness. Just mist on clean damp hair, comb through, blow dry and style.

Puff.Me Volumizing Cloud Mist - 9g - $19.50 - the first ever volumizing powder in a pump for adding extreme volume body and texture to normal to thick hair in an easy, odour and mess free pump. Just spray 2-4 inches from hair, focusing on the roots and style for instant volume.

Also available is Puff.Me Light for fine to medium hair.

Power Dry.Me Blowdry In A Flash Mist - 100ml - $10, 230ml - $19.50 - a blowdrying lotion that decreases blowdry time by half, smooths, conditions and protects, controlling frizz and leaving hair looking great. Just mist onto damp hair from roots to ends, dry and style.

Also available in the line:

Hold.Me Three Ways Hairspray - 330ml - $22 -  a unique adjustable hairspray that offers 3 levels: light, medium and high - of hold in 1 can. Just adjust nozzle to desired control level and spray on hair in short bursts.

Bounce.Me Curling Cream - 250ml - $22 - offers hydration, heat protection and frizz control for long lasting curls. Just apply to clean dried or damp hair and distribute evenly.

Available at Trade Secrets and select salons across Canada - check out https://designmehair.com/salon-locator/ to find one near you.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Bodycology Sweet Love

Bodycology Sweet Love Fragrance Mist - 237ml. - $6.97 - indulge in a sweet rosy scent - a blend of rose and whipped cream- that considering the price, isn't an indulgence at all! I don't normally like body mists, they generally smell kind of cheap, but this one is amazing - the fragrance is more sweet then floral and the lasting power is impressive!

Available at Walmart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 22, 2018

Go crazy for shea with the new Mary Kay Satin Body Collection!

The new Mary Kay Satin Body Collection features velvety shea butter to protect, enrich, soften and hydrate skin and a refreshing white tea and citrus scent that's amazing to wake up to!

Revitalizing Shea Scrub - $22 - exfoliates and immediately buffs away dry skin, paving the way for suppleness.

Indulgent Shea Wash - $22 - envelops skin in rich lather that gently cleanses and leaves skin feeling soft and refreshed.

Silkening Shea Lotion - $22 -  Instantly comforts and melts into skin, providing immediate nourishment and relief for dryness.

Whipped Shea Crème - $26 - limited edition - with an ultra-rich formula that blankets skin and keeps it moisturized all day. .

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

- Lisamarie -

Mega metallic lips from Maybelline, Hard Candy and L'Oréal!

Maybelline Python Metallic Lip Kit - $12.99 - in 4 duos of gorgeous lip colours and prismatic lip powders: Passionate, Piercing, Provoked and Valiant - of chromatic lip colour with a python effect in a two-step process - apply the coloured base and top with the lip shadow layering as desired to create your own look.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Hard Candy Metal Glaze - $6.98 - in 4 shades: Gold, Burgundy, Rose Gold and Silver - a cooling, ultra-lush metallic liquid that can be worn over brows, eyes and lips. Infused with coconut water for hydration, this intense foil is smudge-proof, budge-proof and gives up to 12 hours of wear. Glide one stroke or layer for a more dramatic look.

Available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.
L'Oréal Infallible Paints Metallics Lips - $12.99 - in 3 shades: Galactic Foil, Moon Lust, Smoldering Eclipse - full coverage with a glossy metallic finish Lacquer up lips in high impact liquid metals. In one stroke, the designer applicator precisely diffuses vibrant full-coverage color to lips for comfortable wear. Available in 3 high-impact liquid metallic colors.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 21, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Plume Nourish & Define Brow Pomade

Plume Nourish & Define Brow Pomade - $38 - in 5 smudge-proof shades: Golden Silk, Ashy Daybreak, Chestnut Decadence, Cinnamon Cashmere, Endless Midnight - with a 100% natural formula containing active ingredients to promote the growth of brows adding fullness and density while antioxidants and moisture-rich nutrients condition and pigment-rich colour adds definition for a flawless shape.

Best applied with an angled brush which luckily enough is included!

Available at Murale and The Detox Market stores across Canada as well as online at The Shopping Channel - theshoppingchannel.com.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... NARS Skin Restorative Night Treatment!

NARS Skin Restorative Night Treatment - 30ml - $102 - helps replenish dull, dry skin overnight for a smoother, renewed and revitalized complexion by morning.

What makes it really interesting is the innovative 99% natural alcohol-free formula that transforms from a gel to a lightweight oil, seamlessly melting into the skin while it hydrates and smoothes.

The formula contains advanced gel matrix technology - that creates a veil that locks in moisture, recharging skin at rest and helping it awaken to a nourished, softer, more luminous appearance with a huge boost in hydration; alaria extract - to reduce the production of accelerated aging proteins and help to maintain the skin’s barrier and natural water reserves, causing the appearance of lines and wrinkles to soften, leaving behind a youthful-looking radiance; an exclusive light reflecting complex - to boost skin’s clarity while infusing it with moisture and minerals;
a high concentration of pure essential fatty acid rich oils: sweet almond oil, French plum oil and rice bran oil; and a soothing and calming delicate wild jasmine flower scent.

Not only will you wake up with softer, smoother skin, it also creates a seamless palette for that day's makeup application!

Available at NARS counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 20, 2018

Kiss Halo Strobing Palette

Kiss Halo Strobing Palette - $19.99 - in 3 shades: Light, Medium, Dark - each containing three finely milled shimmering highlighters that reflect light and strobe the face, blending seamlessly into the skin while providing a refined luminous shimmer and luxurious glow. Use them on the face or body - anywhere you need some glow!

Available exclusively at London Drugs stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Blushed Collection - with swatches!

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Blush collection - with 7 pretty polishes in new, rich tones. Featuring a keratin formula that boasts seven benefits in one bottle - base coat, strength, growth treatment, salon color, top coat, chip resistance and gel-shine finish. The formula also delivers up to 64% stronger nails and up to 10 days of chip-resistant wear for everything you need to achieve a professional nail look at home!
Know-the-Espa-Drille -  creamy, gray nude
Off-the-Shoulder - sultry peach nude 
Blush Against the World - sheer clean pink
Rose to the Occasion - fresh-picked muted pink
One in a Melon - bright coral
Killer Heels - punchy pink red cream - excuse the negative space due to nail growth but be impressed, this pic was taken after 6 days of wear and still looks that good - no chips!
Red It Online - deep red cream

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada for $9.99 each.

- Lisamarie -

February 19, 2018

Vichy Neovadiol Rose Platinium Fortifying and Revitalizing Rosy Cream

Vichy Neovadiol Rose Platinium Fortifying and Revitalizing Rosy Cream - 50ml - $56.95 - nourishes, densifies and stimulates the natural glow of mature skin with a fresh, comfortable cream that features a luscious texture and delicate hint of rose that revives skin leaving it looking radiant and healthy with a rosy glow.

Over time, skin gets thinner and loses its natural radiance. As skin grows duller, more pale, and more fragile, it stops looking healthy and the contours of the face lose their fullness and elasticity - all of which the formula addresses with:

Calcium - enriched with powerful minerals, natural calcium improves the differentiation process in the epidermis, strengthening and improving the corneal layer. At the surface, it helps hold the corneocytes together to fortify the skin’s protective barrier - giving skin a real boost, guarding against the passage of time;

Beeswax - this natural extract soothes, protects, and nourishes the epidermis and revitalizes it deep down - to wake skin up a little more each day;

mineral pigments - selected for their affinity with natural skin tones and added in just the right amount to produce a healthy glow, these rosy pigments instantly melt into skin of any hue, thanks to the subtle balance between pigments and mother of pearl - delicately, naturally, skin tone is revived and exudes good health;

LHA - this lipophilic derivative of salicylic acid is designed for ultra absorbency - with repeated application, it accelerates the skin’s natural regeneration process at the cellular level, for a more even skin tone without any irritation - the same results as AHA with a concentration that is seven times milder;

IGEFYL - a product of biotechnology, this yeast mimics the effects of IGF1, a protein secreted by fibroblasts that improves skin’s overall health - and provides the epidermis with added support, so it’s thicker and less fragile - for skin that looks and feels firmer;

Vichy mineral-rich thermal water - drawn from a depth of 4,000 metres at the natural springs of France’s Auvergne region, it has a concentrate of 15 minerals at an amount of 5.2 grams per litre -  stronger, healthy-looking skin.

I'm not quite in the right age range to really test this cream out so I passed it along to a friend to get her opinion and she was very impressed that from the very first application, her skin felt softer and looked more radiant - and she loves the scent!

Available now at drugstores and Vichy counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Needful Things - Rowenta Ultrasteam Compact Handheld Steamer

Rowenta Ultrasteam Compact Handheld Steamer - $39.99 - a space-saving, easy to use steamer with a dual voltage (120v/230v) that makes it a perfect travel companion and a 55ml water tank that allows it to operate for longer without needing to be refilled which speeds up the process and saves time.

The nice thing about steamers is they take away the need for an ironing board which not only makes them great for travel but also a great solution if you are don't have a lot of storage space in your home! And not only does it de-crease clothes but also upholstery and hanging curtains - and continued steaming also deodorizes fabric, keeping your clothes and linens extra-fresh.

The set includes everything you need for efficient wrinkle removal: steamer, fabric brush, lint pad, travel pouch and instruction booklet.

Available now at home goods stores across Canada including Hudson's Bay, Bed, Bath and Beyond and amazon.ca.

- Lisamarie -

February 16, 2018

Test Driving - the new and improved Clairol Nice 'n Easy!

Hate to colour because of the mess and smell? Then you will love this true breakthrough in home hair colour:

Clairol Nice 'n Easy Permanent Colour - $11.99 - in 50 natural looking shades and a formula that gives you everything you love - healthy, deeply conditioned, natural-looking colour - and takes out what you don’t - the icky, home-colour odour and the straw-like feeling of dried-out strands - by blocking damage and conditioning hair while you colour.

What makes it really great is it contains a breakthrough innovation: ME+ - a revolutionary dye molecule that reduces the risk of an allergic reaction that still gives 100% gray coverage, rich, layered tones and contouring highlights. 

In addition to phenomenal colour results with significantly reduced risk of an allergic reaction, the colour care formula offers an upgraded colour experience, with a no-drip formula that smells like fresh flowers instead of ammonia.

I have to admit, I don't colour as often as I should because of that terrible smell that all hair colours seem to have - the new Nice 'n Easy really had no offensive odour at all - I knew this for sure after I walked into the room where my husband was when I had it on and he didn't start complaining like he usually does when I colour - he had no idea I was colouring and thought I had a mask on my hair! I also have to say, my hair was super soft and shiny afterwards - with no look or feel of damage - we definitely have a winner here!

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

- Lisamarie -

Quo Spring 2018 Makeup Collection

Everything is coming up metallic this season with the new Quo 2018 limited edition Spring collection - it's gold, rose gold and silver as far as the eye can see with a beautifully soft collection that will leave you glowing!

Metal Morphosis Spring Brush Set - $60 - contains 8 brushes featuring sleek aluminum handles and ferrules in mixed metal colours including: Powder, Foundation, Blush, Angled Buffing, All Over Eye Shadow, Crease Blender, Shadow Smudger and Angled Brow/Liner brushes - stored and protected inside a metallic envelope pouch that can even be used as an evening clutch!
Face Palette in Golden Girl - $20 - with 6 cool-toned shades of highlighters, bronzers and blush.
Face Palette in Glowmance - $20 - with 6 warm-toned shades of highlighters, bronzers and blush.
Eye Shadow Palette in Royal Ore - $18
Eye Shadow Palette in Precious - $18
Brow Palette - $12 - includes split-pan of taupe and brunette brow powders, highlighting powder, setting wax and a double-ended applicator.
Metallic Eye Liner - $12 - in Black Steel, Bling and Petal to the Metal
Lip Gloss in Sheer Luck - $10 - with a moisutrizing formula for subtle, everyday glamour, enriched with nourishing ingredients for long-lasting, comfortable wear and luminous shine.

To finish off your spring look - check out my swatches for the metallic polishes in the Quo by Orly Nail Polish Spring Collection - here!

Available now for a limited time exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 15, 2018

Soothing relief for extra dry skin from Aveeno Eczema Care!

Soothe irritated and red extra dry  skin with Aveeno Eczema Care - a line that harnesses the soothing power of Active Naturals colloidal oatmeal to intensely moisturize and helps relieve dry, itchy, irritated skin.

Aveeno Active Naturals Eczema Care Itch Relief Balm - 311g - $14.99 - with a high level of glycerin, this protective balm intensely moisturizes and leaves skin feeling comfortable and protected all day long without leaving a greasy feeling behind and is gentle enough for everyday use on the body and face, even on sensitive skin.

Prefer something lighter?

Aveeno Eczema Care Moisturizing Cream - 166ml - $11.99 - includes ceramides and panthenol, which help maintain the skin carrier and provide moisturization for a full 24 hours and helps strengthen the skin barrier to prevent the recurrence of irritated, extra dry skin.

Available at drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fave lips and tips from the Chanel Neapolis : New City Spring/Summer 2018 makeup collection - with swatches!

The Chanel Neapolis : New City Spring/Summer 2018 makeup collection is chock-full of beautiful products and colours - this season, I am feeling the orange - it's just such a happy colour!

 Rouge Allure Ink 164 Entuiasta - a universally wearable coral and a fabulous formula that feels light as air on!
Le Vernis 634 Arancio Vibrante - bright orange

Get your orange fix now at Chanel counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -