May 31, 2018

Aveeno Positively Radiant Body Care

Aveeno's best-selling radiance-boosting facial care collection - Positively Radiant - is now available for the body! Containing the same Total Soy Complex that works to visibly transform the look of all 5 factors of radiance including: tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness and brown spots.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Exfoliating Body Wash - 532ml - $11.49 - enriched with natural exfoliants to gently wash away dry, dull skin to reveal softer, smoother skin and harnesses the power of total soy complex to help enhance skin's natural radiance and leave it feeling moisturized.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Body Lotion - 354ml - $13.49 - the non-greasy formula with total soy complex is infused with light reflecting minerals to instantly enhance dull, dry skin with natural radiance for beautiful, luminous skin along with rich emollients that lock in moisture for a full 24 hours to leave skin softer and smoother.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Body Cream Dark Spot Corrector - 59ml - $11.99 - with an oil-free formula that transforms dry, dull skin by fading the look of dark spots, discolouration and uneven skin tone in just 1 week with continued improvement over time for beautiful, healthy-looking, radiant skin. It also contains a SPF 15 to protect from the sun but I would recommend using another sunscreen on top of at least SPF 30 to keep the dark spots from reappearing!

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

- Lisamarie -

May 30, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Lise Watier Dress Code 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palette

Lise Watier Dress Code 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palette - $39 - with 6 runway inspired palettes that combine matte and satin finishes: Festive Gold, Business Casual, French Trench, Blue Denim, Prune-a-porter, Pink Corsage - containing highly pigmented shades that dress eyes in rich, timeless colours reminiscent of luxurious silky fabric, featuring a cream-to-powder texture that ensures smooth application and an impeccable hold to create custom-made looks.

Available now at Lise Watier counters across Canada.


- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Lowe's summer patio accessories... on my dressing table!

While wandering through the Lowe's patio section the other day looking for new new chairs I found something I wasn't expecting to find - accessories perfect for serving drinks and dressing table organization - now I can tote cocktails and in the off-season, neatly and easily keep all my perfumes together in one place! Only problem now is to decide which look to go with...

Cool and modern ... Black & White Photo-Real Marble Tray - $39.99
Warm and exotic... Copper Hammered Tray - $39.99
Sleek and stylish... Gold & White Tray - $39.99

Available now at Lowe's stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 29, 2018

Correct, contour and blush with a trio from Joe Fresh!

Joe Fresh Prep To Correct Colour Correcting Trio - $12 - with 3 easy-to-use powder colour correctors: green - to neutralize redness; purple - to brighten dull looking skin; and yellow - to camouflage dark circles. What makes it interesting is that rather then the usual cream correctors, it's a powder palette which I find makes it way easier to use. They can be applied before or after foundation - I find before is better if using a powder foundation and after for liquid, otherwise the powder gets wiped away with foundation application.
Joe Fresh Define, Enhance & Highlight Contouring Trio - $12 - a complete 3-in-1 face palette to highlight and contour features as well as create a year-round glow - the third shimmery powder is so  pretty and not only is a beautiful highlighter, it also makes a perfect summer shadow wash!
Joe Fresh Colour Me Pink Blush Trio - $12 - contains 3 complementary blush shades that can be used alone or blended together to create a personalized colour.

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

imPRESS Press-On One-Step Gel Special FX Manicure

imPRESS Press-On One-Step Gel Special FX Manicure - $8.97 - with three new ready-to-wear designs: Boss Lady - lilac matte nails with shattered glass accents; Goal Digger - shiny holographic nails with silver glitter accents; and Head Honcha - deep brownish wine nails with jeweled accents - with 30 nails including 6 accent nails, prep pad, manicure stick and mini file.

With a new patented superhold dual-layer adhesive - with an adhesive top layer that binds to the artificial nail for optimal adhesion to the hard surface and an adhesive bottom layer, specially formulated to be more flexible to fit your natural nail - no glue needed to apply and removal is still hassle-free!

Available now at Walmart, London Drugs and Jean Coutu stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 28, 2018

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Intense Moisture Lotion

Indeed Labs Hydraluron Intense Moisture Lotion - 30ml - $24.99 -  a multi-layer, long-lasting, paraben, colourant and fragrance-free  moisturizer that leaves parched skin looking and feelin ghydrated, plumped and smooth with restored balanced for a more youthful appearance.

What makes it unique is the advanced moisture complex that's formulated with a unique blend of high, medium and low molecular weights of hyaluronic acid and sodium hyaluronate to create a multi-layer, long-lasting moisture barrier for the skin - the smaller molecules penetrate deeper into the skin, while the larger molecules sit on the surface, ensuring the skin is hydrated on all levels.

Main ingredients include: hyaluronic acid - a mega-hydrator that holds 1000x its weight in water helping skin to retain collagen, increase moisture and enhance elasticity; sepitonic M3 - a powerful multi-mineral energizer that includes copper, magnesium and zinc that helps improve circulation to increase oxygen levels and protect the skin against free radical damage and glycation while restoring the skin’s balance for a more youthful appearance; and squalane - a high purity vegetable, olive sourced emollient that replenishes fatty acids and moisturizes, softens and smooths the skin.

Check out indeedlabs.com to order or find a store location near you.

- Lisamarie -

May 25, 2018

göt2b Fresh It Up Dry Shampoo

göt2b Fresh It Up Dry Shampoo - 122g - $9.99 - in Tropical Boost - for volume, perfect for fine hair, Clean & Refresh - for extra freshness or Cocoa Brown - a tinted version that can also be used as a root touch-up - all of them refresh hair between washes by instantly absorbing oil without leaving any white residue behind - just a long-lasting fragrance that keeps hair smelling fresh all day.

They're very easy to use - hold can 8-10 inches away from dry hair, section hair and spray into roots in short bursts. Then use your fingertips or towel to massage scalp thoroughly to distribute and brush out excess - the brushing out part is the most important, it's what will make your hair look really clean and bouncy! 

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum

Givenchy introduces a new addition to their Gentleman fragrance line for the man who leads instead of follows and can't resist an adventure that promises to awaken all senses - a hedonistic essence tailor-made for an enchanting night bird...

Givenchy Gentleman - 100ml EDP - $119 - a sensual, magnetic fragrance with notes of Iris Pallida, patchouli essence, black pepper, balms and black vanilla.

It comes in an opaque, lacquered black bottle evoking total darkness with a transparent underside that makes the fragrance appear as if suspended in glass.

It smells entirely different from the EDT version to me, so don't pick it up expecting more of the same - it's a little earthy, a little peppery and very manly - just like how I like my men to smell!

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

- Lisamarie -

May 24, 2018

Dr Teal’s Coconut Oil Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution and Foaming Bath

Summer is no reason to give up baths - a lukewarm soak with Dr. Teal's Coconut Oil is the perfect way to soothe sunburnt skin with the anti-inflammatory properties of epsom salt and restore flaking skin with moisturizing coconut oil. 

Dr Teal’s Coconut Oil Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution and Foaming Bath - hydrates and softens skin with pure epsom salt while revitalizing tired, achy muscles and refreshing skin's appearance, along with nourishing coconut oil to help provide ultimate skin nutrition.

Available in two formulas:

Dr Teal’s Coconut Oil Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution - 1.36kg - $9.99 - restores and replenishes with pure, mineral rich epsom salt - eases aches and soreness from muscle pains and coconut oil essence to create a blissful soaking experience that soothes the senses and helps provide relief from stress. Just pour at least 2 cups of the minerals under warm, running bath water and relax for 20 minutes to soak away discomfort from sore muscles and recharge body and mind - or if you prefer to bubble:

Dr Teal's Coconut Oil Foaming Bath - 1000ml - $9.99 - with all the same benefits of the mineral soak along with long lasting bubbles to gently cleanse. Just pour a generous amount under warm, running water for a relaxing bubble bath experience. 
 
They both have the same light coconut scent, perfect for pretending you are having your soak in a tropical location so don't forget your pina colada!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada. 


- Lisamarie -

Define, seal and plump with Modèle Lip Treatments!

Modèle Lip Treatments offer a solution for any lip challenge:

Define - 2.5g - $19.99 - a unique formula clear lip liner that defines and shapes lip contour for a fuller look and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by up to 40% while keeping lipstick from feathering and bleeding

Sealed - 5ml - $13.49 - with a safe botanical formula that seals lipstick to eliminate any bleeding or feathering and making any lipstick instantly long lasting, water, food and kiss proof for up to 8 hours.

It's easy to use: after applying lipstick, blot lightly with a tissue and apply 2 to 4 generous coats of sealer. 

Keep lips apart for 20 seconds and avoid pressing for the first minute. And if possible, avoid eating, drinking and smoking for the first 20 minutes. 
Use any makeup remover or soap and water to remove - I find it comes off easiest with an oil-based remover. 

Plump - 4g - $29.99 - visibly increases lip volume up to 40%, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves hydration that can be used alone or as a lipstick base.
 
Apply three times a day for a minimum of 30 days and then use regularly to maintain results. 

Available now at select Rexall, Pharma Plus, Pharmasave, Jean Coutu, Familiprix, Brunet and Guardian IDA stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 23, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Hard Candy Galactic Eyes Palette

Hard Candy Galactic Eyes Palette - $8.98 - contains 10 deep and bright shimmer shadows that can be layered or worn alone - combining the mesmerizing glow of the cosmos with strong colour payoff and a truly gorgeous finish.

It comes with a double-ended brush and 99.9% of the time I do recommend applying any eye shadow with a brush - never that little foam applicator and never your fingers - but for this one I am changing my tune - you will get a much less frustrating application experience using your fingers - it's a kind of cream to powder formulation that just doesn't work well with a brush! Whatever you use, expect some messy fallout that you will have to clean up but it's worth it, the shimmer and pigment payoff is amazing!

Available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... ecoTools Facial Mask Mates

Love to mask but hate the mess? Then you need:

ecoTools Facial Mask Mates - $10.99 - includes applicator brush with a bamboo handle and soft, precise bristles to evenly apply cream, gel or clay masks for full, even coverage along with three reusable cellulose sponges to provide quick, mess-free removal while gently cleansing skin for a healthy glow.

My expert tip for using the removal sponges after watching them do it at the spa - hold one sponge in each hand and remove the mask from both sides of the face at the same time - they are also great to use with your daily cleanser!

I have been using it with my Nip + Fab Skin Dragon's Blood Fix Plumping Mask (50ml - $19.95 - available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada) which is great if your skin is begging for an instant hit of moisture that will plump up wrinkles and leave skin glowing!

Available at select Rexall, Pharma Plus, Pharmasave, London Drugs, Guardian IDA, Lawtons Drugs, Proxim, Brunet, Familiprix and Uniprix stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 22, 2018

Kiss Ombre Radiance Palette

Kiss Ombre Radiance Palette - $19.99 - in 3 shade collections: Belgard, Demure and Grenadine - offering an all in one palette containing a silky, lightweight powder highlighter, blush and bronzer - each shade can be used alone for a radiant look or blended effortlessly together to deliver the perfect rosy, flushed cheeks or bronzed glow - depending on which palette you choose!

Available now at Rexall and London Drugs stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

essie Gel Couture 2018 Wedding Collection by Reem Acra - with swatches!

Essie celebrates an exciting collaboration with internationally renowned designer Reem Acra for the limited edition essie Gel Couture Wedding Collection by Reem Acra - with six, new special occasion shades.

Designer Reem Acra, known for her exquisite embroidered details and continuously redefining fashion boundaries, created the new palette, where traditional meets modern and wanted to ensure there was an element of magic in each of her gel couture shades.
Picture Perfect - clean ivory white accented with golden shimmer
Getting Intricate - charming eggshell blue
You're Golden - light burnished yellow gold
Handmade Of Honor - blush metallic with a light rose tint
Moments To Mrs. - dreamy orchid mauve embroidered with iridescent flakes
Forever Family - pearly mulberry red laced with subtle violet blue undertones

Available now at beauty destinations across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 21, 2018

Unleash the force of nature on your skin with emerginC Rawceuticals!

Caryl Baker Visage has partnered with skin care brand emerginC to launch one of the first skin care lines in Canada to feature new cold pressed technology - Rawceuticals - a revolutionary range of advanced skin care that blends a wide variety of pure, active cold pressed plant extracts with naturally-derived cosmeceutical ingredients. Each product is crafted in small batches to ensure freshness and effectiveness and allows ingredients to be extracted in their purest form with no oxidation so that its vital vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes and nutrients are kept intact.

Available in the collection:

Clean - Wet/Dry Cleanser - 118ml - $60 - a unique anhydrous cleansing oil that effectively deep cleans both dirt and makeup while helping to restore skin’s moisture balance.

To use, just dispense 2-3 pumps into hands and massage onto dry skin for 30 seconds. Add a few drops of water and continue massage over skin. Rinse thoroughly with warm water or use with raw cloth for more in depth cleansing. 

Contains 97% cold pressed, 95% organic Sunflower Seed Oil - rich in omega 6 & 9 to help restore natural moisture and nourish skin;
PhytoVie Defense Urban Shield Co-polymer - a biodegradable, botanical-based polymer made from brassica campestris and aleurites fordi oil co-polymer that stays on the skin longer to defend against pollution and help restore and hydrate skin; and
hemp seed oil - helps to improve elasticity, reduce the appearance of pore size, balance sebum and shield against the risks of UVA and UVB sun damage by protecting skin from free radical damage; 
as well as: sesame seed oil, aloe leaf extract, argan oil, avocado oil, cinnamomum camphora wood oil and macadamia seed oil.

Boreal Tonic - Forest Bark Facial Toner - 118ml - $58.50 - a unique soothing, remineralizing face toner crafted to sooth, nourish and tone skin after cleansing. Can be used throughout the day to rehydrate skin.

Contains 70% organic and 1% cold pressed ingredients including:
borealine hydra - a mix of 4 actives obtained from red maple, black spruce, yellow birch and jack pine barks that provides stable and long-lasting hydration to the skin and helps combat signs of premature aging and improves skin’s elasticity;
Argentière icecap water - has very high levels of minerals, especially calcium and silicium that help to rejuvenate and hydrate skin; and
basil - an antibacterial and antioxidant-rich, natural source of vitamin K that clarifies the skin and reduces the appearance of inflammation;
as well as: glycerin and witch hazel water.

Blend - Black Cumin, Hemp & Kakadu Plum Pressed Defense Moisturizer - 50ml - $150 - rich and nourishing, it defends against environmental aggressions, evens skin tone and texture and fights the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, moisturizes, nourishes, soothes and fights the appearance of aging skin.

Contains 67% organic & cold pressed and 61% fair trade & virgin ingredients including:
PhytoVie Defense - a botanical-based polymer made from brassica campestris and aleurites fordi oil co-polymer (tung wood + rapeseed oil) that stays on the skin longer to defend skin against pollution and help restore and hydrate;
kakadu plum - a powerful antioxidant high in vitamin C that helps protect against free radicals and environment stressors such as extreme weather and pollution which may lead to premature aging, dryness and skin irritation;
black cumin seed oil - helps to firm, moisturize, nourish and smooth skin;
hemp seed oil - helps to improve elasticity, reduce the appearance of pore size, balance sebum and shield against the risks of UVA and UVB sun damage by protecting skin from free radical damage;
chia seed extract - high in vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids which helps protect and repair skin against free radical damage; and
tomato seed extract - high in vitamins A and C to help tighten pores, reduce breakouts and even skin tone.

Eye & Lip Craft - Pressed Coco-Carrot Eye & Lip Moisturizer - 15ml - $100 - a nourishing, active “pressed” moisturizer for both the eye area and lips that help soothe, combats environmental stress-es, defends against environmental aggressions, and fights the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Contains 55% organic & cold pressed and 51% fair trade & virgin ingredients including:
PhytoVie Defense - a biodegradable, botanical-based polymer made from brassica campestris and aleurites fordi oil co-polymer which stays on the skin longer to defend skin against pollution and help restore and hydrate;
fair trade virgin cocoa butter - a natural moisturizer high in fatty acids, antioxidants, and caffeine to help moisturize, protect, and repair skin against sun damage and even out skin tone;
black cumin seed oil - an antioxidant rich oil which helps to firm, moisturize, nourish, and smooth skin;
hemp seed oil - high in lineoleic acid, it helps to improve elasticity, reduce the appearance of pore size, help balance sebum and shield against the risks of UVA and UVB sun damage by protecting skin from free radical damage; and
carrot seed oil - helps condition and nourish the skin, making it excellent for dryness and sensitivity;
as well as: shea butter, coconut oil, hydrolyzed quinoa, hydrolyzed rice protein and hydrolyzed amaranth protein.

Red Berry Dual Mask & Gommage - Remineralizing Raspberry, Red Maple & Avocado - 50ml - $75 - a two-in-one product that works either as a nourishing, hydrating, remineralizing mask or as a gentle clarifying and remineralizing scrub.

To use as an exfoliant - gently massage over damp skin for up to 3 minutes then remove thoroughly. Or as a mask - apply and leave on 10 minutes, until dry. After 10 minutes, rub in a circular motion in the T-zone or all over face until product crumbles off. Remove excess with warm water.

Contains 73% organic, 11.5% raw minerals including: 
cold-processed crafting borealine hydra - a mix of 4 actives obtained from red maple, black spruce, yellow birch and jack pine barks that provides stable and long-lasting hydration to the skin and helps prevent premature aging and to improve skin’s elasticity;
raspberry seed powder - a rich source of vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, C, K and B-6, iron, magnesium, manganese and antioxidants;
finely milled pumice - from volcanic rock that is a naturally occurring and an effective exfoliator to help remove dead skin cells and purify pores; and
kaolin - a natural clay mineral which helps re-mineralize, absorb oil and control excess sebum secretion. 

Raw Cloth - Pure, Clean, Soft Fiber Cloth - 2 cloths - $28.50 - a revolutionary, biodegradable face cloth derived from 100% wood fiber sourced from sustainably managed forests. Incredibly soft when wet, this one-of-a- kind cloth rinses 99.9% bacteria free and can be used over 1,000 times.

Drop by any Caryl Baker Visage Face Spa in Ontario or Alberta for a free 15-minute mini facial and experience the line in person or find it online at carylbakervisage.com.

- Lisamarie -

May 18, 2018

Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Luster Lock Multi-Perfector Daily Shine & Protect Spray

Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Luster Lock Multi-Perfector Daily Shine & Protect Spray - 200ml - $26.20 - a powerful leave-in perfecting spray that combines the hydrating benefits of exotic oils with a unique damage-control formula to instantly detangle, soften and hydrate, leaving colour-treated hair healthy and strong. 

This wonder-product maintains over 89% of the colour vibrancy after 10 washes and leaves hair 2x stronger and protects hair against UVA/UVB rays and against damage during heat styling with a formula made up of: manketti and argan oils - to regenerate and strengthen dry, brittle hair while smoothing the cuticle and providing brilliant shine; vitamin E - for natural environmental protection for colour fading; quadrabond peptide complex - a  special blend of powerful peptides that repair and strengthen hair's outer protective layer; UV protection - to guard against damage due to UV exposure while also protecting hair colour and tone; and arginine - helps restore hair surface and makes it more hydrophobic, thus minimizing colour loss and offering colour protection.

Just shake well and apply to clean, damp hair to keep colour looking fresh and hair shiny and frizz-free!

Available now at select salons across Canada - visit www.joicocanada.com to find one near you.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Chanel N°5 L'Eau All-Over Spray & On Hand Cream

Chanel N°5 L'Eau is a natural and fresh reinvention of the original Chanel  N°5 with top notes of lemon, mandarin and orange that soar skyward with aldehydes; heart notes of rose meld with airy jasmine and an ultra-modern fraction of ylang-ylang; and base notes of vetiver and cedar impart a novel dynamism, softened by notes of musk.

Introducing a couple of great ways to wear the fragrance for summer to avoid being overwhelmed with scent in the heat:

N°5 L’Eau All-Over Spray - 150ml - $75 - with a lower concentration of alcohol to bring out the freshest facet of  N°5 L’Eau, it's a  perfuming spray for the hair and body in sleek packaging that is very travel-friendly.

N°5 L’Eau On Hand Cream - 50ml - $70 - a sensual and enveloping cream that can be used on hand and body and layered with fragrance for longer lasting scent in fun packaging that makes it super easy to find in your purse.

Available now at Chanel counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 17, 2018

Show your glow with the Avon Skin So Soft Radiant Glow Collection!

The new Avon Skin So Soft Radiant Glow Collection offers 2 easy steps to glow:

1. Polish - Reveal a natural radiance with:

Skin Luminosity Polish - 200g - $14 - gently exfoliates to polish away dead, dulling layers with four nourishing oils and vitamin E.

2. Shine - Glisten all over with:

Illuminating Dry Oil Mist - 150ml - $14 - a unique blend of five nourishing oils that helps moisturize and add a soft all-over shimmer.

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

- Lisamarie -

Body Be Silk The Lip Fix Kit

Body Be Silk The Lip Fix Kit - $40 - in 4 flavours: Chocolate, Cafe au Lait, Bubblegum and Vanilla -
with four products to turn dry, chapped lips into soft kissable lips: Lip Scrub - to exfoliate; Lip Rub - a natural lip gloss for use after the lip scrub; Lip Hug - an overnight lip balm for over night use; and Lip Tug - a once a week lip conditioner.

Made up of organic ingredients including: sugar, vitamin E, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, almond oil, beeswax, cocoa butter. agave, kaolin clay, shea butter and jojoba oil. As well as turbinado sugar, cocoa, vanilla or coffee oil depending on the flavour.

It's just the routine cold-abused lips need after a long, cold winter!

Available online at bodybesilk.com.

- Lisamarie -

May 16, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette - $17.99 - a 12-shade eye shadow palette that features dazzling colours infused with burgundy pigments, perfect for creating versatile eye makeup looks.

What I love about the palette other then the beautiful colours is how easy it is to use - the shades have been set up in such a way that they create 3 quads, 4 trios or 6 duos - with detailed instructions on the back for where to use each colour depending on the combo you use!

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with.. Lomelin Skin Brightening Cream and Vichy Ideal Soleil Anti-Shine Dry Touch Lotion SPF 60!

Lomelin Skin Brightening Cream - 30g - $44.99 - with a unique, gentle, non-prescription formulation that combines two natural and proven ingredients, Melaslow - a nature-based citrus peel extract which reduces skin melanization by 28% compared to non treated skin and Alpha Arbutin - a gentler derivative of hydroquinone without the harsh side effects - which work together to effectively brighten overall skin appearance and reduce the appearance of dark spots caused by aging and sun damage.

After six weeks of twice daily use I can really see the difference in the tone of my skin - it's clearer and brighter with a nice rosy glow! It also layers nicely if you already have a favourite product, you probably won't need a cream moisturizer unless you are super dry - I have been using it with a moisture boosting serum on colder, drier days or a pore refining serum when it's warm with no issues.

You really can't go wrong, not only do they offer discounts on multiple purchases, there is a 90 day money-back guarantee! Available online at lomelin.ca.

My teenage self spent a lot of time rubbing Porcelina and lemon juice into my freckles hoping to banish them (where was this stuff then?) never realizing that the most important step in any brightening routine is to make sure not to forget the sun protection - ever - or all your hard work will be for naught! There are so many options now for sunscreens that not only protect you from the sun but also help out with other summer skin annoyances like shine - my fave right now:
 
Vichy Ideal Soleil Anti-Shine Dry Touch Lotion SPF 60 - 50ml - $28.95 -  with a unique powdery texture and a lightweight, creamy feel that dries instantly to ensure long-lasting sweat, oil and sebum absorption and mattifies skin, even in the most humid conditions. Formulated with silica and volcanic perlite, it’s a great choice for combination, oily and sensitive skin types and is water and sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes.

Available at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 15, 2018

Joe Fresh Cream To Powder Foundation

Joe Fresh Cream To Powder Foundation - $14 - in 3 shades: Light, Light/Medium and Medium - with a lightweight formula that glides on as a cream and transforms into a powder leaving a matte, velvet finish.

This is my favourite hot-weather foundation formulation - good coverage without any weight or cakeyness - also makes for easy middle of the day touch-ups!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 14, 2018

Mary Kay Timewise Miracle Set 3D for younger looking skin!

Mary Kay Timewise Miracle Set 3D - $159 - in normal/combination or normal/dry - with four products formulated to work together: Age Minimize 3D 4-in-1 Cleanser, Age Minimize 3D Day Cream SPF 30, Age Minimize 3D Night Cream and Age Minimize 3D Eye Cream - that delivers visible improvement of multiple signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, resilience, luminosity, smoothness and softness with a 3 dimensional approach to skin aging that:  

defends - with double the antioxidant protection;

delays - the look of premature skin aging with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and an exclusive, patent-pending complex made up of encapsulated resveratrol - provides triple antioxidant benefits, helps promote more even-looking skin tone and supports skin's natural collagen, Vitamin B3 - to brighten and an age-defying peptide - supports skin's natural collagen and elastin for a more youthful, luminous look;

and delivers - visible improvement of skin texture and multiple signs of skin aging in just 4 weeks.

The products can also all be bought separately since you never run out of everything at the same time and if you want to give them a try first or want them for on the go, there is a travel sized set for $29.

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


- Lisamarie -

May 11, 2018

Boost weak and think looking hair with SureThik Professional!

SureThik Professional has a two-step solution for weak and thin looking tresses to promote healthy hair and a clean scalp - which you may not realize is really important for hair to grow - oil from the sebaceous glands, mixed with dead skin cells and the residue left from most hair products, can clog hair follicles and therefore block hair growth:

Root Penetrating Cleanser - Hair Loss Shampoo for Women - 250ml - $29.95 - gently cleanses and nourishes thinning, fine or weak hair as it penetrates deep into the follicle with deep cleaning agents that unclog pores and remove excess sebum and debris buildup while antioxidants strengthen weak and damaged hair from the root - leaving the scalp feeling clean and revitalized and hair soft and manageable.

Nutrient Infusion Boost - Hair Loss Conditioner for Women - 250ml - $29.95 - a light-weight conditioner infused with nutrients and extracts that promote healthy hair and scalp including: aloe, argan, moringa, jojoba and sweet almond oils, panthenol, zinc, nettle - to strengthen, add volume and shine and make hair feel smooth and luxurious without weighing it down.

Hair Thickening Fibers - 15g - $32.95, 30g - $49.95 - builds hair density with a unique complex of organic keratin protein that has been precision cut into tiny micro sized fibers that blends in and bonds electro-statically with existing hair dramatically building up hair structure and volume. There is a great shade selection too with 8 shades: Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Light Brown, Black, Grey, Sandy Blonde, Light Blond and even the often forgotten Auburn!

I was a little confused by the concept, how can it make hair appear in a bald spot? But actually even seemingly bald spots still have tiny little hairs for the fibers to cling to - and it's rain, wind and sweat proof so once it's in you don't have to worry about it disappearing on you. Normally I like to try out products like this and show you the result in a before/after picture but while I may have fine hair, I have a lot of it so there was no difference in my before and after - so I snagged this one from another redhead - the results really are impressive.

From my trial I will say though when using, until you get the hang of it, wear a towel around your neck, I made a mess!

Available online at surethik.com.

- Lisamarie -

May 10, 2018

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen SPF 50

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen SPF 50 - 88ml - $18.99 - provides effective broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with a water-light feel thanks to a hyaluronic acid laden formula that quenches skin with vital hydration and leaves it looking healthy.

Companies have come a long way with facial sunscreens but I still often find the body ones that aren't sprays feel greasy, like they are smothering my pores! Not this one, it really is as light as water and feels more like a nice quenching body moisturizer then a sunscreen - if you are going to have enough exposed skin you could go ahead and replace your body moisturizer with it and save a step!

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

- Lisamarie -

May 9, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Avon True Color Tropical Breeze and Sunset Beach

 Get that warm weather feeling with limited edition tropical offerings from Avon True Color:

Avon True Color Tropical Breeze Multi Liner Lip & Eye - $9 (on sale right now for $4.99!) in Strawberry Parfait, Key Lime and Cool Waters - a smooth gel-like liner that adds vivid tropical colour to lips and eyes.

Avon True Color Sunset Beach Face & Eye Palette - $15 - includes Blush in Sunkissed and 4 eyeshadows in Sandy, Sea Glass, Coral Reef and Surfside - velvety, blendable shades that make it easy to go dramatic or playful.

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser!

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser - 355ml - $15.99 - cleans, balances and replenishes the skin in one easy step while removing dirt and oil with a gentle foaming lather. The formula replenishes the skin's moisture barrier with ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, never it clean and healthy without it feeling tight or dry - making it a great warm weather cleanser, especially for normal to oily skin.

Once the colder weather returns (perish the thought) I will be checking out the normal to dry skin range including: Hydrating Cleanser - 355ml - $15.99, Hydrating Cleanser Bar - 128g - $7.99 and Hydrating Cleanser Cloths - 25 cloths - $10.99 - that moisturize, restore and maintain the protective skin barrier with ceramides and hyaluronic acid.

Available now at drugstores across Canada including Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall/Pharma Plus, London Drugs, Pharmaprix, Jean Coutu and Uniprix.

- Lisamarie -

May 8, 2018

Quo Bronzer Duo

Quo Bronzer Duo - $19 - in Golden Glow - with a gold center and South Beach - with a pink center - the bronze outer circle adds natural sun-kissed colour while the center has a bit of shimmer to add illumination - use together or separately depending on the effect you want to achieve - and try out the center shade on the eye lids for a summer-perfect wash of glowing colour!

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Kiss Glam Fantasy Ultimate Illusion Nails

Kiss Glam Fantasy Ultimate Illusion Nails - $9.97 - medium length, gel look nails in 3 designs featuring special FX effects:

Parasol - powder blue nails with 16 matte, 6 glitter and 6 holographic effects
Trampoline - metallic copper nails with 16 shiny, 6 glitter and 6 holographic effects
Tan Lines - navy blue nails with 23 matte and 5 mosaic chrome effects

Each set comes with two ways to apply; glue them on (use polish remover to remove) or use the mega-adhesive tabs (peel off to remove) and wears for up to one week.
Includes: 28 nails, adhesive tabs, 2g gel glue, manicure stick and a mini file.


Available now at Walmart, London Drugs and Jean Coutu.

- Lisamarie -

May 7, 2018

Revitalize your skin, no needles required with Filorga NCTF!


Whether you are looking for something to supplement your injectable treatments between visits or you want to avoid the needle altogether but want something more effective than other anti-aging products then you will want to check out:

Filorga NCTF (New Cellular Treatment Factor) offers complete renovation of the skin quality as it highly regenerates and polyrevitalises skin. It's made up of an exclusive blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, coenzymes and antioxidants with a concentration equivalent to that used in injectable anti-aging treatments administered in a medical office for a complete efficacy on wrinkles, firmness, homogeneity, pores and hydration.

NCTF-Essence Supreme Regenerating Lotion - 150ml - $75 - prepares the skin and boosts the efficiency of the anti-aging care as it ensures long-lasting hydration and protects from environmental pollutants.

NCTF-Intensive Supreme Regenerating Serum - 30ml - $120 - ultra-concentrated in NCTF and hyaluronic acid for an anti-aging action on wrinkles, firmness and radiance while encapsulated retinol stimulates elastin production and fills in wrinkles; plant DNA strengthens elastin fibers network to restructure skin; and vitamin C homogenizes skin and brings radiance.

NCTF-Reverse Supreme Regenerating Cream - 50ml - $120 - ultra-concentrated in NCTF and hyaluronic acid to plump and fill in wrinkles while collagen restructures and densifies skin and vitamins A, H & E smooths out skin and bring radiance.

Best of all, you will start to see results in just 7 days - how's that for quick gratification?!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and Nordstrom stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -