March 19, 2018

Shiseido Total Recharge Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask

Shiseido Total Recharge Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask - 80ml - $48 - an overnight leave-on gel mask containing condensed vitamin capsules that visibly corrects dullness and tired looking skin to leave it looking and feeling fully refreshed. 

Just apply on the skin before sleep, giving the phytoplankton extract it contains lots of time to help revitalize the skin and wake up with skin that  looks plump, radiant, dewy and well-rested, even if you didn't sleep very well!

Available at Shiseido counters across Canada including at Hudson's Bay stores and select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques.

- Lisamarie -

March 16, 2018

Strength train your hair with the Wella FusionPlex Collection!

Strengthen weak and damaged hair with the Wella FusionPlex collection - containing silksteel fusion technology that combines amino acids with micronized lipids to treat hair damage at multiple levels:

inside hair: two amino acids penetrate deep into the hair cortex to refill and replenish worn hair fiber to optimum condition leaving hair up to 95% mroe resilient to breakage.

outside hair: hair cuticles are protected and sealed against free radical damage from the environment or overwork, while instant conditioners leave it primed for styling.

In salon you can take advantage of WellaPlex treatments that help to create bonds within the hair during lightening or colour service or without colour as just a strengthening treatment and/or use the FusionPlex collection at home which includes:

Intense Repair Shampoo - 250ml - $21.98 - with a delicate formula containing EDDS, micronized lipids and amino acids that helps to repair damaged hair leaving it clean and cared for.

Intense Repair Conditioner - 200ml - $21.98 - instantly helps to protect against breakage due to combing and mechanical damage and detangles hair leaving it smooth.

Intense Repair Mask - 150ml - $21.98 - with a luxurious creamy texture that helps to repair and protect against breakage with intense conditioning ingredients and amino acids.

Amino Refiller - $39 - an in-salon service that penetrates down to the cortex, refilling the hair with amino acids.

Available now at professional salons across Canada - check out for more info or to find a salon near you.

- Lisamarie -

March 15, 2018

Avon Skin So Soft Comforting Shea Bath & Body Collection

Avon Skin So Soft Comforting Shea - a limited edition collection with a unique blend of natural shea butter with signature oils to make skin feel nourished and comforted in a cloud of softness and sweet shea scent.

Available in the collection:

Body Butter - 200ml - $9 - with a creamy formula that adds moisture and comfort.

Hand Cream - 100ml - $6 - offers 24+ hours of moisturization.

Creamy Body Wash - 350ml - $10 - gently cleanses without stripping moisture.

Body Lotion - 350ml - $10 - with 48 hours of moisturization.

Bath Oil - 500ml - $22 - locks in moisture after bath or shower.

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

- Lisamarie -

Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush - with swatches

Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush Hydrating Lip and Cheek Sheer Colour - $37 - in 6 shades: 410 Corail Naturel, 412 Orange Explosif, 414 Tender Rose, 416 Teasing Pink, 418 Rouge Captivant, 420 Burning Berry - a lightweight 2-in-1 lip and cheek blush designed with a buildable formula for a sheer to intense effect, a perfectly matte finish and enriched with hydraboost complex and a natural coconut oil derivative for immediate and continuous hydration. The dual-sided applicator ensures high precision, even coverage on lips, while the soft gel-touch formula delivers a customizable result on cheeks.

Application is easy, for lip colour, apply blush with the dual-sided applicator for even, precise coverage. For cheek colour, use the dual-sided applicator to dot blush onto the apples of cheeks and use fingertips to blend colour outwards, layering until you reach the desired intensity.
Corail Naturel
Burning Berry 

Don't worry if you don't think the colour is deep enough on the first application, the shades are very buildable, just add another layer - and for the cheeks expect a very healthy look, not only will they give you colour, you also get a bit of a glow at the same time!

And while you're picking up your new Lip Blushes, be sure to check out the new shades in:

Rouge Coco - $43 - 480 Corail Vibrant, 482 Rose Malicieux and 484 Rouge Intimiste

Rouge Coco Shine - $43 - 138 Poppy Orange, 142 Rose Emotif and 144 Rouge Irresistible

Rouge Coco Stylo - $45 - 230 Rose Eclatant, 232 Rose Mutin and 234 Framboise Sensuelle

Rouge Coco Gloss - $37 - 802 Living Orange, 804 Rose Naif and 806 Rose Tentation

Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour - $32 - 618 Brun Contraste, 624 Bleu Trompeur, 626 Exquisite Pink, 628 Prune Dramatique, 596 Rose Neon and my favourite:
622 Violet Piquant

Available now at Chanel counters across Canada - and if you're in Toronto, you're going to want to pick those up at the Bloor Street Holt Renfrew so you can check out the Coco Game Center:
In celebration of the launch of the new Rouge Coco Lip Blush, Chanel introduces the Coco Game Center, an arcade space that embodies the playful spirit of Rouge Coco. Inspired by the famous and playful arcades of Japan, it invites you to discover Chanel Makeup, Skincare and Fragrances all in an ultra-unique environment.

ROUGE COCO - THE GAME Six game stations dedicated to Rouge Coco Blush. Win prizes and add some lipstick between games.

THE BEAUTY RIDE Embark for a drive in the Coco Car but first, grab your favourite shade in the glove compartment and put some lipstick on! Keep a souvenir of your trip by taking a selfie and sharing it with your friends.

THE CHANCE LOUNGE Take a moment for yourself between games and have a seat in one of the lounges while discovering the fun facets of Chance fragrances.

THE BUBBLE GAME Catch Hydra Beauty micro-droplets in this re-imagined game to win skincare samples, express services, or one-of-a-kind gifts.

All the while, game center guides will lead you through the journey while offering personalized consultations, flash touch-ups, and beauty recommendations. 

Open now at Holt Renfrew - 50 Bloor Street West, Concourse Level until April 15th - Operating hours: Monday to Wednesday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Thursday and Friday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

- Lisamarie -

March 14, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Marcelle Smokey Eyeshadow Palette

Marcelle Smokey Eyeshadow Palette - $16.95 - in Cool Nudes and Warm Nudes - includes 8 coordinated nude shades to help create the ultimate smokey look. With shadows featuring both luminous shimmer and velvety matte finishes that are easy to apply, have good pigmentation, are long lasting and bonus, can be used on even the most sensitive eyes, including contact lens wearers! The perfect palette for on the go, made even more portable thanks to the inclusion of a double ended applicator with a brush on one end and a sponge on the other.

Still find the whole smokey eye thing challenging and end up looking more like a black eye victim then beauty goddess? Marcelle has 3 easy steps to smokey eye nirvana:

  • 1. Sweep a light shade from your lash line to your browbone with the eyeshadow brush.
  • 2. Dust the medium shade on the entire lids with the sponge applicator.
  • 3. Apply a dark shadow along the top and bottom lash lines to define the lashes.
Easy peasy!

Available now at drugstores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream!

Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream - 97ml - $9.99 - a concentrated, non-greasy, fast-absorbing lotion that soothes dry and irritated skin as it replenishes and seals in natural moisture leaving hands completely hydrated and feeling refreshed - thanks to a fragrance-free formula that contains natural oatmeal and rich emollients to relieve dry skin and form a protective glove against the elements - moisturizing skin for 24 hours - even after hand washing!

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

- Lisamarie -

March 13, 2018

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Underpainting Color Correcting Palette

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Underpainting Color Correcting Palette - $53 - in 6 palettes that cover a wide range of skin tones: 20 Very Fair - with mauve to brighten sallowness and light yellow to neutralize redness, 25 Light - with light green to correct redness and light peach to brighten the under-eye area, 30 Medium - with olive green to correct overall redness and blemishes and peach to correct dark circles, 40 Tan - with dark peach to counteract dark circles with blue undertones and yellow ochre to even out by correcting overall redness in skin tone, 50 Dark - with brick to correct deep hyperpigmentation and caramel to neutralize dark spots for an even complexion, 55 Deep - with orange to correct hyperpigmentation under eyes or face and dark brown to deepen lighter areas of the skin.

The 4-in-1 palette helps you achieve artist level colour correction to neutralize all skin tone discolourations with two shades to colour correct and camouflage any imperfections, as well as two shades to conceal and build coverage as needed with a formula containing a signature combination of coated pigments, powders and a blend of emollient oils provide a second skin, seamless look and feel while providing medium to full, buildable coverage with a natural finish. 
My best tip - remember to apply the concealer shades over the corrector shades to adjust colour back to a natural skin tone - walking around with green/peach/orange patches on your face - not a great look!

Available now at Sephora and

- Lisamarie -

Essie 2018 Resort Collection - with swatches!

The Essie 2018 Resort Collection was inspired by flying the fashionable skies - with four new shades destined to become travel essentials:
I'll Have Another - light, misty gray nail polish tinted with periwinkle blue
Join The Club - clean lapis blue
Attendant To My Needs - bright magenta pink
First Class Fling - crimson red

Available now at beauty destinations across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 12, 2018

Nuxe Crème Fraîche de Beauté - give in to the sensation of refreshing hydration!

Nuxe Crème Fraîche de Beauté - infuses dehydrated skin with formulas that combine the gentleness of botanical milks: acacia, blonde pea, green tea, almond, oat, coconut and soya - with a high-tech algae extract from a red algae from the Baltic Sea for intense 48 hour moisturizing that goes all the way to the deep layers of the epidermis and acts like a shield against pollution.

Crème Fraîche de Beauté 48HR Moisture Skin-Quenching Serum - 30ml - $45 - with an ultra-fresh concentrated formula enriched with 100% natural hyaluronic acid that intensely moisturizes even the most dehydrated skins and an ultra-refreshing texture that melts over the skin, leaving it instantly hydrated and looking fresh, soft, bouncy and radiant.

Crème Fraîche de Beauté 48HR Moisturising Cream - 50ml - $39 - for normal skin, it has a delicately powdery melting butter texture that blends with the skin to create a fresh and soft finish.

Crème Fraîche de Beauté 48HR Moisturising Rich Cream - 50ml - $39 - for dry to very dry and sensitive skin, it has a cocooning texture with organic shea butter that envelops even the driest skin in comfort.

Crème Fraîche de Beauté 48HR Moisture Mattifying Fluid - 50ml - $39 - for combination skin, it's a non-greasy fluid enriched with rice powder to leave skin feeling fresh and looking matte all day long.

Crème Fraîche de Beauté 48HR Moisture SOS Rescue Mask - 50ml - $29 - moisturizes and soothes skin with an instantly refreshing infusion, concentrated in 100% natural hyaluronic acid.

Not only is the line effective in moisturizing and protecting - it is meant to me a sensorial experience as well with soft, refreshing textures that adjust to each skin type to deliver a finish in perfect harmony with its specific needs as well as a delicate floral signature scent with top notes of freesia and petitgrain; heart notes of orange blossom and jasmine petals; and a base of wood - to enchant the senses and make skin care a beautiful experience.

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix, Murale, Brunet, Familiprix, Jean Coutu, Uniprix and Hudson's Bay stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 9, 2018

Revlon Professional Uniq One Dry Shampoo

Revlon Professional Uniq One Dry Shampoo - 75ml - $11.97, 300ml - $24.95 - absorbs naturally occurring oils that can leave hair looking dull and flat by cleaning and re-energizing hair, while adding volume and texture between washes with 10 real benefits in 1 easy product:

1.   Cleanses without water
2.   Refreshes and revives
3.   Absorbs excess oils
4.   Helps to preserve colour
5.   Provides hair with a fresh scent
6.   Minimal residue
7.   Extends the life of your hairstyle
8.   Easy to use: spray, brush and go
9.   Adds volume
10. Natural finish

I love the scent, it's very fresh - this would have been a great hair saver back in the days when you were allowed to smoke in clubs so keep it in mind for any other stinky situations your hair might have to deal with!

Available now at salons across Canada and online at and

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Intense

Chanel adds a new dimension to the original Coco Mademoiselle formula with:

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Intense - 50ml EDP - $129, 100ml EDP - $183 - a captivating and seductive Oriental fragrance with top notes of Sicilian orange and Calabrian bergamot; heart notes of Indonesian patchouli, rose and jasmine; and base notes of patchouli leaves combined with an ambery accord composed of tonka bean and Madagascar vanilla absolutes.

The scent is similar to the original, especially when first applied but as it dries down, it becomes much warmer and sexier - I had several compliments on it, including one in an elevator from a stranger which is always a good sign!

Available now at Chanel counters across Canada.

Keira Knightley is back for the ad campaign - girlfriend knows how to party and do a very glamourous walk of shame!

- Lisamarie -

March 8, 2018

L'Occitane Apricot Shea Solidarity Balm - celebrating women around the world!

This year, L’Occitane celebrates 35 years of working hand in hand with the women of Burkina Faso, who provide all of their shea butter and commemorates International Women’s Day with the new:

L'Occitane Apricot Shea Solidarity Balm - 20g - $7 - which combines the richness of African soil with the fragrant atmosphere of South of France vergers when pure shea butter meets with the velvety perfume of apricot in an explosion for the senses.

A well-kept secret in Burkina Faso, Shea butter has the sheer power of transforming everything it touches to silk. A dab on the lips and they will shine with luxurious moisture, a touch on the hair and you’ll feel a silky touch, and a hint on the skin will create a soft and supple peach-like texture. A joyful application which echoes its vibrant tin box, ornate with a traditional Wax fabric print, whose colours blaze like the African sun.

And you can feel especially good knowing that 100% of the profits made from this balm will go to support literacy programs, microcredit programs, trainings and women's entrepreneurial development
in Burkina Faso. 

Available now at L'Occitane stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie - 

Support The Shoebox Project with the Avon Purple Peace Always With You collection!

It's International Women's Day and what better way to celebrate then with something pretty and sparkly that will also help other women out?!

Avon Purple Peace Always With You Ring - $14 - seven silvertone rings clasped together with a dangling faux amethyst.

Avon Purple Peace Always With You Bracelet - $14 - a double strand silvertone bracelet accented with seven crystals and a dangling faux amethyst.

Best of all, 10% of the sale price of either piece will go to The Shoebox Project - a really great initiative that collects and distributes care packages to women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in communities across Canada - you can learn more about them at
And while you are at it you can support another great Avon cause:

Tealish Purple Peace Empower Me Tea - 75g - $18 -  A warm and velvety black tea with orange and apple pieces, coriander seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, pink peppercorns, cloves and natural flavours.

And again, Avon will donate 10% of the sale price to the Avon Foundation for Women Canada to support Speak Out Against Domestic Violence programs across the country - learn more at

and get your hands on the jewelry from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at

- Lisamarie -

March 7, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Filorga Eyes-Absolute Ultimate Anti-Ageing Eye Cream

Filorga Eyes-Absolute Ultimate Anti-Ageing Eye Cream - 15ml - $125 - treats all 6 signs of eye aging including:

anti-aging: wrinkles and eyelids - with a combination of peptide-based ingredients that help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes while a duo of plant extracts firms the upper eyelids for a refreshed and lifted look;

revitalizing: dark circles and puffiness - with a trio of detoxifying and decongesting ingredients; peptides,  metallproteins and carcinine to help diminish the appearance of puffiness and dark circles;

instant eye beauty: radiance and eyelashes - with a white pearl extract that reflects light to diffuse imperfections and add radiance while an isoflavone and peptide complex strengthens and promotes growth of the eyelashes.

Applying the cream is easy thanks to a cyro applicator which is made of a combination of metals to stimulate micro-circulation with a cooling effect and help the active ingredients in the cream absorb - just press the pump to dispense and with light pressure massage in with a circular motion.

Available now at select Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and Bloor and Yorkdale Holt Renfrew locations.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Kat Burki Essential Radiance pH+ Enzyme Essence

Kat Burki Essential Radiance pH+ Enzyme Essence - 100ml - $120 - equalizes the skin's pH level to help the skin’s barrier keep lipids and moisture locked in as well as protect against environmental damage from pollutions, toxins and bacteria and the aging process - helping skin look it's best. 

Containing a unique complex of pH balancing ingredients: fruit enzymes - help to resurface the acid mantle by boosting natural exfoliation for ultra-soft skin; antioxidant dense turmeric - to strengthen; vitamin C from orange hydrosols, pumpkin seed oil and papaya - support collagen to maintain skin structure and firmness; and bioactive pumpkin and papaya enzymes - rich in iron, zinc, C and K to infuse the skin with phytochemicals and fortifying compounds, the strengthening cellular responses and to accelerate the exfoliation process.

Using it is slightly confusing, it's liquidy so you'll be tempted to treat it as a toner but it actually goes on after your toner (if you use one) - just apply a dime size amount to fingertips and pat onto skin allowing it to fully absorb before applying your serum and/or moisturizer.

Available at Murale stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

March 6, 2018

Hard Candy Just Glow! Baked Highlighting Trio

Hard Candy Just Glow! Baked Highlighting Trio - $9.98 - in four shade collections: Meet Me In Tahiti, Cruisin' The Coast, A Touch Of Midnight, Rooftop Rendezvous - wear them one at a time or mix and layer for a custom colour - packed in a convenient compact that includes a good sized brush making it great for on the go glow!

Available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

imPRESS Christian Siriano by Kiss Press-On Manicure Collection

imPRESS introduces their first ever designer collaboration with the Christian Siriano by Kiss Press-On Manicure Collection - $7.99 - in 7 styles: Glitz & Glam, Stained Glass, Chevron Chic, Lacey Rose, People Are People Marbled and Red Carpet Moment - inspired by Christian's past runway collections and his fashion for everyone motto!

Each set can be worn for a night out or every day, lasting up to one week - and gives you a one-step gel manicure in minutes, just peel off backing and press on - no glue and no nail damage!

Available now until March 31st exclusively at

- Lisamarie -

March 5, 2018

Sleep your skin beautiful with Natura Bisse Diamond Extreme Night Dual Treatment!

Natura Bisse Diamond Extreme Night Dual Treatment - a two-phase overnight treatment that teams up the restorative, nourishing and revitalizing power of these two products:

Diamond Extreme Oil - 30ml - $211 - made up of bio-mimetic skin oils which are a fusion of powerful, highly nourishing antioxidant oils including chia oil, amaranth, calendula and carrot - masterfully combined to give skin a very high degree of hydration, suppleness and luminosity; punicic acid (omega 5) - a new super antioxidant extracted from pomegranate seeds that has an extraordinary ability to fight free radicals and prevent the loss of elasticity and skin aging; epidermal renewal complex - reinforces skin's barrier and improves the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles, while stimulating collagen production and cellular renewal; progerin reducer complex - obtained from seaweed, it acts as a protective shield for the skin and helps keep the levels of proteins that cause aging low; and vitamins E and F - combine antioxidant power with intense moisturizing action, which improves skin's resistance to external aggressors.

Massage into the face, neck and decollete and follow with an even layer of: 

Diamond Extreme Mask - 75ml - $145 - with a retinol formula that has a deep, lasting effect which in addition to accelerating cellular renewal, increases the production of collagen and elastin, helps fill in wrinkles and improves hydration with an exclusive marine DNA concentrate from Pacific salmon that acts as a dermal shield, repairing, firming and energize skin - able to absorb 10,000 times its weight in water, it noticeably preserves hydration; niacinamide - hydrates, reinforces the skin's barrier and stimulates the skin’s cellular metabolism, in addition to helping prevent the appearance of dark spots; hyaluronic acid - a powerful moisturizer that makes skin supple and softens the appearance of expression lines; copper peptides - act on fibroblasts to increase collagen and elastin synthesis, revealing skin that is much firmer and more supple; and edelweiss - the snow flower, protects skin against free radicals and stimulates the regeneration of skin cells, slowing the appearance of the signs of aging.

Use the combo 2-3 times a week and look forward to waking up to completely renewed, brighter glowing skin!

Available exclusively at Murale stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 2, 2018

Live Clean Mineral Clay Rebalancing Shampoo & Conditioner

Bring combination hair back to its beautiful best with the first naturally derived mineral hair care products on the market - Live Clean Mineral Clay Rebalancing - of course the problem with combination hair is you wash it more often to get rid of the oily roots, which strips the ends of the moisture it needs - making something that will purify and moisturize at the same time essential!

With a formula that combines 3 mineral clays, kaolin, montmorillonite and bentonite and is enriched with vitamin E and provitamin B5 - to moisturize; and certified organic botanicals of apple cider, witch hazel and  tea tree - for their purifying astringent qualities - it results in healthy glowing hair.

Live Clean Mineral Clay Rebalancing Shampoo - 350ml - $7.99 - with absorbency properties to gently cleanse, removing build-up at the scalp and hydrating dry ends.

Live Clean Mineral Clay Rebalancing Conditioner - 350ml - $7.99 -  with hydration properties to detoxify and moisturize dry ends.

And of course the same plant derived, biodegradable formula with certified organic botanicals that you have come to expect from Live Clean - free of petrolatums, DEAs, parabens, silicones, phthalates, phosphates and dyes

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

March 1, 2018

Vaseline Intensive Care Mature Skin Rejuvenation

Vaseline Intensive Care Mature Skin Rejuvenation - 295ml - $6.99, 600ml - $10.99 -  heals the dryness associated with mature and aging skin with intensive moisturizers, vitamin B3 and PPAR activators, that will have even menopausal and post-menopausal skin feeling soft. 
The advanced formula strengthens the skin's protective barrier with moisture and helps replenish lost lipids and contains micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly, which absorb fast for a non-greasy feel that locks in moisture to relieve the tight, itchy feeling of dry skin for all day long moisture and accelerates the skin's natural renewal process with hydration for softer, smoother and healthier looking skin.

And even with all this moisture you don't have to give a great scent, it has a light, up-lifting fragrance that will have your skin smelling as good as it feels!

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Annabelle x Hayley Elsasser The Outrageous Lipstick Collection

Annabelle x Hayley Elsasser The Outrageous Lipstick Collection - $8.98 - made up of 10 collectible lipsticks in total (6 in-store shades, 4 web exclusives) in creamy or sparkly finishes. Each lipstick was exclusively created by Canadian designer, Hayley Elsasser and the Annabelle Cosmetics team, from testing pigments, to designing each tube to mimic her iconic bold style.

The 6 in-store shades include: Banana Yay, Bugging PlumsDeadly Slushee, Cactus Hibiscus, Mouthy Kiss and Pinky Puppy

As well there are 4 web-exclusive shades: Bloody Slushee, Bazooka Poodle, Bugging Out Greige and Going Bananas
Available now at major drug and mass retailers across Canada, in the Hayley Elsaesser boutique and online at
- Lisamarie -