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 -

February 14, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Avon Mini Tweezers On A Ball Chain

Avon Mini Tweezers On A Ball Chain - $12 - adorably tiny 5 cm. stainless steel tweezers on a ball chain making it easy to keep all of your tweezer needs in one place and take them on the go.

The four included tweezers are:
Peach: angled for multipurpose tweezing;
Mint: straight for general tweezing; 
Pink: pointed slant for maximum precision;
Blue: pointed for targeted tweezing.

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... A-Derma Epitheliale A.H Duo Ultra-Repairing Cream!

A-Derma Epitheliale A.H Duo Ultra-Repairing Cream - 40ml - $19 - an anti-mark cream for the face and body that is ideal to decrease residual marks from acne, post laser or post peeling, stitches, cuts and burns for skin that immediately feels softer and the appearance of marks is reduced. 

With a formula containing rhealba oat plantlet extract - to soothe and repair; hyaluronic acid - hydrates and prevents scabs; and L-ALANINE-L-Glutamine - boosts the epidermis metabolism. 

Just apply a generous amount of the non-sticky cream to the affected area 2-3 times a day, gently massage in and within 15 days, kiss the visible evidence of damaged skin goodbye! 

Available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 13, 2018

Guerlain Terracotta Sun Trio Bronzing Contouring Palette

Sick of your winter pallor and can't wait for however long that damned rodent said it would be until we get some spring sunshine? Then you need:

Guerlain Terracotta Sun Trio Bronzing Contouring Palette - $64 - in 3 shades: Light, Natural and Deep - a bronzing and contouring powder palette that naturally reproduces the sun's reflections on the face by combining three shades in one palette - to tan, contour, and lighten up the complexion.

The powder forms an ultra-fine mono film that preserves the natural finish of each skin type to perfectly hug the facial contours and is enriched with moisturizing active ingredients so it doesn't dry out skin and ensures lasting comfort. 

Available at Guerlain counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Quo by Orly Nail Polish Spring Collection 2018 - with swatches!

Quo by Orly Nail Polish Spring Collection 2018 - $10 - in 4 metallic hues:
Champagne Slushie
Petal To The Metal
Metal Morphosis

The colours look gorgeous on just keep in mind as with all metallic shades, use as few strokes as possible or the brush strokes will show - you can see in my swatches where I messed that up!

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

- Lisamarie -

February 12, 2018

Zorah Eos Neck & Decollete Firming Concentrate

Anti-aging for the face is great but don't forget that important bit of skin real estate right below it that will give away your age real quick if you don't take care of it...

Zorah Eos Neck & Decollete Firming Concentrate - 50ml - $64.99 - with a unique formula that  was developed specifically for the ultra-fragile, finer skin of the neck and décolleté to  tighten  and firm the skin in these areas and improve its texture and elasticity, visibly reducing signs of aging for skin that looks younger and more toned. And as an added bonus, it has a resculpting effect that can also help reduce the appearance of a double chin!

Available at select natural food stores across Canada and online at zorahbiocosmetiques.com.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday -Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara

Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara - $11.99 - creates irresistibly soft, separated and full lashes.
With a fluffy brush that glides through lashes for non-stop buildability.
And a creamy, whipped formula enriched with coconut extract.
The formula is on the drier side so it doesn't smudge when applying which is nice but of course that makes it a little harder to layer and build - it's also washable, so easy to get off.

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

- Lisamarie -

February 9, 2018

LaCoupe Moroccan Rose Volume Loving haircare collection

Give your hair the boost it needs with the brand new LaCoupe Moroccan Rose Volume Loving haircare line, the first of four exciting new silicone-free haircare lines in the brand’s ecofriendly Naturals Collection.

The beauty of the Moroccan Rose line is that it strengthens fine and thinning strands while providing hair with a healthy dose of the body-boosting love and an environment-friendly formula - available in the collection:

Moroccan Rose Volume Loving Shampoo and Conditioner - 500ml - $9.99 - with a strengthening, lightweight silicone-free formula crafted with a natural blend of rose oil, known for its luxe versatility, to add bounce and silkiness to lifeless hair; volume boosting biotin and collagen to promote fullness and body for fine and thinning hair; and infused with coconut water and 100% pure aloe leaf juice to leave hair feeling and looking softer and shinier along with a nutrient-rich blend of organic botanical extracts and natural moisturizers to revive and quench hair. 

What you will really love about them is the rich, creamy texture paired with a sweet and exotic scent  to offer a truly aromatic experience in the shower while the pump dispensers keep you from wasting product!

Moroccan Rose Volume Boosting Mousse - 200ml - $9.99 - a lightweight mousse that instantly thickens and boosts volume for fine and limp hair thanks to a formula infused with biotin and collagen and a rich blend of natural moisturizers and exotic oils - while the thermal protective formula shields against future damage. 

To make you feel even better about the line, it's free of silicones, sulfates, parabens, DEA, petroleums, propylene glycols, dyes and harsh salts.

Available now Walmart and Jean Coutu stores across Canada or online at www.lacoupe.com.

- Lisamarie -