September 28, 2018

Fragrant Friday - Avon Velvet

Avon introduces a new fragrance crafted from the finest exotic ingredients in the world to create an elegant, long-lasting fragrance that captivates with its addictive femininity:

Avon Velvet - 50ml EDP - $35, 200ml Pearl Shower Gel - $15, Body Lotion - $15 - a warm floral fragrance with top notes of pomegranate, fig and and raspberry; heart notes of Bulgarian rose, black lily and heliotrope; and base notes of velvety patchouli, saffron and skin musk.

The fragrance is lush and warm and pretty sexy - more of an evening scent - and I love the bottle - elegant and simple with a fun velvet cap!

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

- Lisamarie -

September 26, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Fine lining for brows made easy with Mary Kay, Maybelline and Marcelle!

Mary Kay Precision Brow Liner - $16 - in 5 shades: Blonde, Dark Blonde, Brunette, Dark Brunette and Black Brown - features a retractable, no-sharpening-needed microtip that lines, defines and fills in brows with hairlike precision.

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.
Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Pencil - $11.99 - in 4 shades: Blonde, Auburn, Soft Brown and Deep Brown - a mechanical eyebrow pencil that features an ultra-fine 1.5mm tip along with a grooming brush for brows that are shaped and filled with impeccable precision.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Marcelle Nano Eyebrow Liner - $11.99 - in 5 shades: Blond, Fair Ash Blond, Auburn, Medium Brown and Dark Brown - with an extra-thin lead for ultimate precision and maximum control resulting in a perfect shape, every time. The waterproof formula offers natural, medium coverage, a matte finish and a high-quality built-in brush, this pencil creates a natural look that will stay all day.

Available at drugstores across Canada and online at marcelle.com.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Swarovski March Owl Motif Ring!

I've made the first entry on my Christmas list with the cutest ring ever from the Swarovski fall collection:

Swarovski March Owl Motif Ring - $199 - a multi-coloured cocktail ring that takes inspiration from the wise owl and makes an elegant statement.

Plated in gold, it features a mix of crystals in different cuts and colors and an exclusive Pointiage technique - highlighting Swarovski craftsmanship with an air of vintage glamour.

All I know is come Christmas morning, this pretty baby had better be gracing my finger!

Available at Swarovski stores across Canada and online at https://www.swarovski.com/en-CA.

- Lisamarie -

September 25, 2018

CND Wild Earth Vinylux Collection - with swatches!

The new CND Wild Earth Vinylux Long Wear Polish collection is inspired by the earthy fall delights of Mother Earth - which gives us so much, including a magnificent colour palette that endlessly inspires fashion while delivering 7-day wear, gel-like shine and fast-drying colour in a 2-step application with Vinylux Long Wear Polish Top Coat which also features increased durability when exposed to natural light. The shades are also available in Shellac at CND salons.
Blue Moon (with a Brimstone french tip)
Dreamcatcher
Arrowhead
Spear
Element
Brimstone

Available now for $12.50 each at salons across Canada - go to cnd.com/find-salon to find one near year as well as online at amazon.ca and chatters.ca.

- Lisamarie -

September 24, 2018

Regenerate the skin's radiance with Lierac Supra Radiance!

Lierac has a new radiance anti-aging range - Supra Radiance - a collection of five skin care products that were developed to help combat toxin aging.

Overexposed to UV and pollution, subjected to an unbalanced diet or excessive smoking, and worn out by a lack of sleep and too much stress, the skin suffers. All these aggressions, which fall under the umbrella term "envirome", generate oxidative stress, which transforms proteins into toxins. An influx of toxins overburdens and asphyxiates the cells, which begin to work more slowly. A loss of radiance, marked wrinkles and lack of tone are not far behind. Toxin aging has begun!

To combat this new form of aging, nutritional and environmental medicine aims to restore the body's balance. It works by eliminating accumulated toxins and preventing them from forming, before reactivating metabolisms to restore optimal function to the cells. The objective for the line became clear: to closely decipher the mechanisms of premature aging, then counter them with two consecutive actions. The first is detoxification, which eliminates the toxins that trigger premature aging, followed by reactivation of the cells' energy and essential functions.

Available in the collection:

Anti-Ox Renewing Cream-Gel - 50ml - $85 - a radiance renewer for normal to combination skin - the formula combines white horehound extract - which fights toxin aging, with the anti-aging Hyalu-3 concentrate and is enriched with antioxidant pagoda tree extract and mattifying rice powder for an immediate smoothing effect thanks to soft-focus powders that immediately blur wrinkles and imperfections.

Anti-Ox Renewing Cream - 50ml - $85 - a radiance renewer for normal to dry skin - the formula  combines white horehound extract - which fights toxin aging, with the anti-aging Hyalu-3 concentrate and is enriched with antioxidant pagoda tree extract and nourishing marula oil for an immediate smoothing effect thanks to soft-focus powders that immediately blur wrinkles and imperfections.

Peeling Renewing Night Cream - 50ml - $85 - the formula combines white horehound extract - which fights toxin aging, with the anti-aging Hyalu-3 concentrate and is enriched with detoxifying silk tree extract and smoothing lactic and glycolic acids leaving skin with a feeling of freshness and comfort.

Eye Radiance Serum - 15ml - $65 - takes care of puffiness and dark circles with a fragrance-free formula that combines white horehound extract - which fights toxin aging, with the anti-aging Hyalu-3 concentrate and is enriched with ruscus extract and decongesting ruscogenin and has an immediate smoothing effect thanks to soft-focus powders and pearlescent particles that reduce fatigue, smooth, and brighten the eyes.

Double Peeling Radiance Mask - 75ml - $60 - a radiance boosting double-peel that combines white horehound extract - which fights toxin aging, with the anti-aging Hyalu-3 concentrate along with being enriched with exfoliating volcanic micro-crystals and smoothing AHA's. Just apply to dry skin once a week, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 5 minutes and exfoliate in circular motions - then just rinse off with water for skin that feels brand new.

I really love how beautifully feminine all the products smell - other then the eye serum which is fragrance free, the rest have subtle notes of freesia, pink peppercorn and tonka bean.

Available now at drugstores across Canada and online at lierac.ca.

- Lisamarie -

September 20, 2018

Quo Fall 2018 Collection

Looking for the perfect shades to transition your makeup look from the summer to fall? Then look no further then the Quo Fall 2018 Collection - with comprehensive palettes that give you everything you need for the change in seasons!

Quo Face Palette - $18 - in Sweet Magnolia and Dragon Bite - each containing two radiant highlighters, one luminous blush and one bronzer to create a custom glow.

Quo Eye Shadow Palette - $20 - in Lunar Rainbow - soft neutrals and dark matte shades and Fire Clay - a wide range of brown, copper and neutral shades - with each containing 12 eye shadows and one double-sided brush. The large mirror, conveniently sized palette and versatile shade collections allows you to create both classic and playful looks that are easy to apply on the go.

Fire Clay is my new favourite go-to palette - the shades are all so wearable with the perfect blend of neutrals and more dramatic shades making it easy to update a daytime look to something bolder for night!

Quo Brush Set with Magnetic Stand - $55 - includes five beautifully crafted brushes: Powder, Blush, Foundation, All Over Shadow and Concealer - with custom bronze-coloured handles with magnetic ends so the brushes effortlessly stick to the metal plate stand to prevent germs and make-up debris from transferring between brushes. The stand also helps the bristles last longer in their original shape.

Quo Matte Lipstick - $14 - in Seduce, Date Night and Addict - with a matte formula that is never dry and sits comfortable on the lips with a velvety finish that lasts day and night.

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

September 19, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Revlon ColorStay Creme Eye Shadow

Revlon ColorStay Creme Eye Shadow - $9.49 - in 12 glamorous shades, with 4 different finishes: Creme Brulee, Caramel, Espresso, Chocolate, Honey, Praline, Pistachio, Black Currant, Cherry Blossom, Vanilla, Licorice, Earl Grey - with a waterproof formula that wears up to 24 hours and can be mixed and matched to create perfect shade combinations - and also makes a great base for powder shadows! It comes with a pro-inspired, built-in brush designed for easy, mess-free application but I find the handle a little too short for my liking - it would work in a pinch or if you had limited room when traveling but I mush prefer a longer handled brush or just my fingers to it!

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Chanel shoes from The RealReal!

Love the idea of designer clothes and accessories but not the idea of paying full price or trying to figure out which are the real from fake ones on eBay?

Enter The RealReal -  an online luxury consignment website with over 600 employees and multiple locations across the United States that accept and ship product worldwide. They take the guesswork out of online luxury shopping by ensuring that every piece on their site is 100% the real thing thanks to a dedicated team of authentication experts, horologists and gemologists who  know exactly how to tell real from counterfeit, from the quality of the leather to the zipper manufacturer.

I've always coveted a pair of Chanel shoes and I'm currently in love with these black suede Chanel round-toe pumps with embroidered interlocking CC accents at magenta suede cap-toes, quilted panels at platforms, covered heels and tonal stitching throughout - and for $460 I wouldn't have to feel super guilty about them especially if I consider how I'm saving the environment by helping to recycle! I need to make a decision though, I was looking at a different pair of shoes this morning but by the time I came back to write this post, they were already sold!

What's great is they actually have all of the items in their possession, the pictures are of the actual item you are buying and any wear is described so you know exactly what you are getting. Have luxury items to sell? Let them do all the work and collect 85% of the selling price, not a bad deal!

Check out The RealReal for yourself at therealreal.com and satisfy your own Chanel obsession or your Gucci obsession for that matter or any one of the numerous other high end brands!

- Lisamarie -

September 18, 2018

Kiss Limited Edition Halloween Collection

imPRESS Halloween Press-On Manicure One-Step Gel - $9.99 - in 4 haunting designs: Shining, Psycho, Living Dead and Elm Street - no dry time, no glue, no mess, just peel, press and go!
Kiss Mani Pop - $4.99 - in two festive designs: Tombstone and Phantom - apply directly on the nail for a full coverage nail design or cut up to create mix and match patterns.

Kiss Nail Art Stickers - $4.99 - in Thriller - just peel off and accent nails with Halloween themes.

Available now for a limited time at drug retailers across Canada including London Drugs and Jean Coutu.

- Lisamarie -

September 17, 2018

My fave five products from the beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart 9th Annual TIFF Beauty Suite!

TIFF may be over but the beauty will live on for a long time thanks to the beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart 9th Annual TIFF Beauty Suite which was chock-full of amazing products to keep you looking great on the red carpet and beyond - here are a few of my faves:

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Hitch Hike - $22 - in the perfect brick rose shade - it has a comfort matte finish with a creamy formula that is packed with nourishing ingredients including: a butter blend - that comforts, hydrates and enhances, leaving lips soft and conditioned, and never dry; aloe vera, jojoba, avocado, and babassu oils - to nourish and soften lips; illipe butter, derived from Malaysian illipe trees it provides long-lasting moisture; while vitamins C and E deliver a hint of antioxidants.
Phyto Phytovolume Actif Spray Volume Intense - 125ml - $32 - a heat activated blow-out must-have for fine, limp hair that leaves hair bouncy and holds any voluminous style in place all day long. A great way to perk up limp, sweaty hair - a few sprays of this and a shot with the blow dryer totally revived my do!
Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Enchantress - $31 - an amazing peach with duo chrome bright gold pearl that makes an impact in just one sweep of colour with a holographic-like, multi-colour, multi-dimensional effect.
Jowae Revitalizing Moisturizing Lotion - 400ml - $24 - a deeply moisturizing body lotion made from 97% natural ingredients such as bamboo water, sunflower oil, shea butter and soy with a light formula that melts quickly into the skin, leaving it supple, toned, and naturally bright - and with the extra bonus of smelling like watermelons!
Silk'n Titan Skin Tightening and Lifting - $299 - a painless, non-surgical treatment with no recovery time that reverses the effects of gravity and aging as it repairs damaged and sagging skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that is safe for all skin types. 2. Painless, non-surgical treatment – no recovery time needed. It works by affecting the upper layer of skin for improved skin texture, reaches into the dermis for rejuvenation and collagen restoration and penetrates deep into the subdermal fat for deep tissue tightening and wrinkle reduction - with visible results after just 10 treatments - but honestly you will see results after just one treatment too, people were asking me if I had just had a facial after my session!

All available at select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -

September 14, 2018

Aveda Shampure Thermal Dry Conditioner

Aveda Shampure Thermal Dry Conditioner - 100ml - $44 - a 97% naturally derived non-aerosol, fine mist spray with a blend of certified organic jojoba and sunflower oils that instantly conditions, detangles and softens hair in between washes leaving hair soft and full of natural movement. And for a more polished look, follow with heat.

The best thing for me about Aveda products of coursw is the calming aroma made up of 25 pure flower and plant essences including certified organic lavender, petitgrain and ylang ylang that  naturally refreshes all hair types and textures - you may have second or third day hair but it sure won't smell like it!

Available at Aveda salons across Canada and online at aveda.ca.

- Lisamarie -

September 13, 2018

Essential oils you need in your life from Thursday Plantation, Lotus Aroma and The Body Shop!

Thursday Plantation Peppermint Essential Oil - 25ml - $14.99 - 100% pure and used in aromatherapy to help relieve joint and muscle pain associated with sprain, strain and rheumatoid arthritis, soothes cough and colds, settles an upset stomach - providing digestive discomfort relief, destressing and calming nerves, while alleviating headaches and has an initial cooling effect on the skin followed by warmth to aid in comforting muscle pains.

Use it topically, as an inhalant, in a bath or in a diffuser.

Available now online at abundancenaturally.com and well.ca.
Lotus Aroma Balsam Fir Essential Oil - 15ml - $14 - 100% pure and traditionally used as a respiratory antiseptic, cough suppressant, air antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, tonic and general stimulant in the perfect form for a diffuser to prepare your home for the upcoming indoor season.

Available now at select drug and health food stores across Canada.
Not actually an essential oil but I didn't think this post would be complete without adding in my favourite scent ever...

The Body Shop Satsuma Home Fragrance Oil - 10ml - $6 - a zesty home fragrance oil with essential oils and Community Fair Trade grown soya oil from Brazil that will fill your living space with the crisp, citrus aroma of satsuma for a fresh, scented atmosphere at home.

Available at The Body Shop stores across Canada and online at thebodyshop.ca.

- Lisamarie -

September 12, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette - $69 - with 16 richly-pigmented, long-wearing, Moroccan-inspired shades that come in matte, satin, pearl, metallic and shimmer finishes: Mo’rockin Ice - iridescent icy pink with pink shimmer, Mirage - metallic rosy bronze, Ca$ablanca - peach gold with gold shimmer, Marrakush - metallic green gold, Shisha Smoke - matte blue gray, Sahara Stunna - soft pink gold pearl, Quicksand - satin papaya, Desert Baked - metallic copper bronze, Evil Genie - turquoise pearl, Fez Up - matte plum, Saffron - matte brick red, Cumin Get It - matte terracotta, Souq It 2 Me - satin smoky navy, Nuts N Dates - satin eggplant, Henna Sea - matte cocoa brown, Spice Trip - matte burnt sienna.

Each shade is velvety-smooth, weightless, buildable and stays put without creasing for the sultriest looks that last through sun-soaked days and exotic nights.

Available exclusively at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Leave-On Mask!

Pre-tox with a mask that you don't have to wait around to wash off...

Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Leave-On Mask - 38ml - $29.99 - with a feather-light, non-greasy formula that contains supercharged antioxidants along with their exclusive Active Naturals Blackberry Complex to fight against environmental factors that may accelerate the signs of aging - to help keep skin looking youthful and healthy - and because of the smooth texture, it also makes a great base under makeup!

In just 1 week, it is clinically proven to nourish skin and visibly reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, helping improve the look of collagen-depleted skin.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

September 11, 2018

Kat Von D Metal Crush Highlighters - highlighting made amazing X 2!


Get a whole new way to highlight with Kat Von D new Metal Crush Liquid Highlighter and new
Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter. Inspired by the original Metal Crush Eyeshadow, Thunderstruck (which doubled as an amazing highlighter), these weightless formulas provide a glimmer finish in two super-versatile and buildable formats:
Kat Von D Beauty Metal Crush Liquid Highlighter - $30 - in 4 ethereal, dimensional shades: Helix - metallic opal with gold and silver glimmer, Gold Skool - metallic champagne gold with gold glimmer, Gammaray - metallic peach with pink and gold glimmer, Roseshock - metallic pink with lavender and pink glimmer - in a convenient click-pen applicator designed for precise, targeted application, you can apply a little or a lot, then blend a little or a lot for total control over your level of intensity. Use the shades on their own, or blend and layer them together for an ultra-fine glimmering finish and can be used anywhere - eyes, lips, face, body - and for even more colour payoff, pat on, don't rub!
Kat Von D Beauty Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter - $36 - in 5 high-impact, multi-dimensional shades: Roseshock - metallic pink with lavender and pink glimmer, Gold Skool - metallic champagne gold with gold glimmer, Stephonik - metallic ice blue with blue and silver glitter, Gammaray - metallic peach with pink and gold glimmer, Gravitron - metallic buttery pink with pink and gold glitter - featuring three different layers of highlight: 1) a tinted glittering base, 2) ultra-fine micro-glitter and 3) magnified glitter crystals that catch the light as you move for a multidimensional yet weightless finish. With a futuristic formula that features liquid-powder technology, so it applies smooth and creamy, and blends out seamlessly to deliver weightless glitter for an instant, amplified highlight. Rock any of the 5 shades on their own, or blend and layer them together for a bold, electrifying finish - and for amplified colour payoff, saturate your brush with Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist before applying!

Available now at Katvondbeauty.com, Sephora.ca, and at Sephora stores across Canada.


- Lisamarie -

September 10, 2018

TIFF 2018 starts with a (relaxing) vengence at Essentials Lounge 9!

credit: Ryan Emberley
It's TIFF-time again and the best thing about it... the chance that you will spot cute celebrity boys wandering around Toronto - making it very important to be prepared and look your best at all times!  This was made much easier thanks to this year's Essentials Lounge and all of the fabulous products on offer there including...

Get hair to rival Kit's with:

Design.Me Puff.Me Shampoo and Conditioner - 300ml - $22 - intensely volumizes hair with its weightless, sulfate and gluten free formula while offering hair rich hydration and luscious shine. The duo also builds barriers against breakage, offers heat protection up to 160C, frizz control, detangling and age-defying properties while improving the natural texture of your hair to keep locks looking healthy from the root, up - and all of these benefits without any build-up or residue.

Design.Me Hold.Me Three Ways Hairspray - 330ml - $22 - a unique adjustable hairspray that offers three levels of support - with just a little twist, modify the hold from light, medium and strong in a long-lasting, flake-free formula that includes shine, UV protection and volume.

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

DKNY Stories - 100ml EDP - $119 - a fragrance of striking contrasts with a modern feminine edge that inspires new stories every time you wear it, like the city itself. An oriental floral with fresh top notes of pink pepper and pink guava mousse; a captivating floral heart of black iris; and a warm and sensual base of vanilla, sandalwood and amber.

Available at Hudson's Bay stores across Canada.
Get a complexion that glows for Ryan with:

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment - 50g - $75 - an advanced clearing treatment that helps fight common skin concerns with Activated-X charcoal, a super absorbent carbon, to attract toxins and dirt from the deepest and toughest areas for super clear super poreless skin.

What makes it awesomely gross/cool is you can visibly see your pore congestion pull-out and  encapsulate within the mask as it sits on your face for immediate and amazing results in just one use.

Available at Sephora and select Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
Easily chase George wearing:


Keds x Rifle Paper Co. Champion Sneakers - Meadow Print in Rose or Blue - $75 or Kickstart Sneakers in Navy with Blue Meadow Print Laces or Cream with Meadow Print Rose Laces - $90 - canvas uppers and rubber soles for everyday wear that look great and feel super comfortable!

Find Canadian outlets to purchase or buy online at https://www.keds.com/CA.
Perfect your complexion for Matt with:

Smashbox Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation - 30ml - $46 - in 40 shades of high-performing liquid foundation that evens out skin tone while never settling into pores and lines and lasts 24 hours!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
Warm up Robert with:


Tuckshop Trading Company Toronto Bandit Crewneck - $115 - in white, pink, navy or grey or True North Surf Society Sweatshirt - $98 - in white, pink, navy or grey.

Available at tuckshopco.com.
De-stress Matthew with:

This Works Stress Check Roll On - 8ml - $36 - a day time de-stresser that keeps you feeling calm yet refreshed and invigorated, with 100% natural essential oils of lavender (in a calming yet non-drowsy form) and eucalyptus. Less stress during the day makes it easier for you to get your beauty sleep!

Available at Sephora stores across Canada.

Sweeten up Jake with:

Green And Black's Chocolate - $4.25 - available in 10 unique flavours made with hand-selected, ethically sourced cocoa beans for a truly premium chocolate experience.

Available at stores across Canada including Walmart and Bulk Barn.

- Lisamarie -

September 7, 2018

Joico Color Intensity Pearl Pastel Collection

Joico Color Intensity Pearl Pastel Collection - 118ml - in 4 shades: Rose Gold, Violet Pearl, Blush and Silver Ice - of soft, iridescent-like  semi-permanent colour that that doesn't need developer - so is easier-than-ever to use, lasts 10 shampoos - so is low-commitment and loaded with nourishing, protective ingredients - so hair looks healthier and super-shiny every with every application!

I totally love this look and would do it in a minute if it wasn't for the fact that this is strictly for super-light hair - so if you don't have it already you will need bleach, and lots of it in order for the colour to show up!

Available at Joico salons across Canada - find one near you at: http://en.joicocanada.com/salon-locator/

- Lisamarie -

September 6, 2018

Jergens Natural Glow Tan Extender Daily Moisturizer

Once the kids go back to school I mentally dismiss summer and start getting ready for fall. First thing I do is stop bothering with the sunless tanner but I do like to drag out what colour I do have for as long as possible and this is the best thing I've found for that...

Jergens Natural Glow Tan Extender Daily Moisturizer - 220ml - $9.99 - use in place of your usual daily body moisturizer to keep your tan looking flawless and preserved for up to 7 days thanks to an exclusive fade-fighting technology, specially designed to extend the look of your beautiful tan regardless of whether it's from a sunless tanner, a spray tan or the sun.

Normally I would say it's available at drug and mass retailers across Canada but it only seems to be online now so I have a bad feeling that it's been discontinued - I'll be stocking up I recommend you do the same!

- Lisamarie -

Rodial Suede Lips

Rodial Suede Lips - $30 - in 5 new shades: After Hours, Boss Babe, Into You, Overdressed and Power Play - that saturate lips with intense pigmented colour in a matte finish. The long-lasting, non-drying formula is enriched with vitamin E and has a creamy texture, and comes in a jumbo pencil form making it easy to apply and allowing colour to glide on effortlessly for smooth looking lips with a pop of colour.

Available at Murale stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -

September 5, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Chanel Eyes Collection 2018

It's all about the eyes with the latest collection from Chanel - inspired by the magic and mystery of the night, with colours that play with contrasting textures and intensities, as well as the magnetism emanating from these variations.
Stylo Ombre et Contour - $40 - in 4 shades: 02 Bleu Nuit - magnetic blue-green, 04 Electric Brown - deep brown with coppery shimmers, 06 Nude Éclat - rosy pearl-like ivory and 08 Rouge Noir- intense blackcurrent - with a silky, pointed retractable tip that can be used thin or thick and in a multiple of ways: frame and border the eyes with intense, long-wearing and waterproof colour; the deeply pigmented tip and creamy texture makes it perfect for the waterline; or applied in a colour block, it instantly diffuses a vibrant halo over the eyelid.
Ombre Première Powder - $42 - 44 Bleu Sélène (limited edition) - metallic gray-blue and 46 High-Profile (limited edition) - ivory beige.

Ombre Première Cream - $42 - 836 Vert Metal (limited edition) - golden iridescent khaki green and 838 Ultra Flesh - luminous peach
Les 4 Ombres 304 - $70 - Mystère et Intensité - coppery brown with glints of gold, peach-pink, deep matte black and intense red-violet and 306 Splendeur et Audace - burnt orange with coppery
shimmers, scintillating emerald green, deep matte black and peacock feather blue.
La Base Ombre À Paupières -  $39 - an eyeshadow base with a fresh and lightweight gel texture containing cornflower water and glycerin with 3 great benefits:

Perfecting: it blends invisible wrinkle-filling soft focus powders with a velvety blurring elastomer.

Revealing: with its volatile oils, it becomes one with the eyelid, leaving an extremely thin and perfectly dry film on the surface. An elastomer transforms powder eyeshadows into an evenly colored veil, while an absorbent powder prevents cream eyeshadows from smudging throughout the day.

Setting: on the skin, even the most vibrant colors withstand every test and stay put until makeup removal!

Available now at Chanel counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Beautycounter One-Step Makeup Remover Wipes!

Beautycounter One-Step Makeup Remover Wipes - 30 wipes - $25 - removes makeup and cleanses skin in one easy step.

Using a naturally derived micellar oil-free and no added fragrance formula that contains aloe vera - to hydrate and cornflower water - to soothe, each super soft wipe traps makeup, dirt, and impurities, then gently whisks it away with no need to rinse - and are gentle enough to use on face and eyes every day, even for super-sensitive contact lens wearers.

What makes them really great and different from most other wipes though is they are biodegradable - you can just dispose of them in your green bin!

Available online and through independent consultants - check out www.beautycounter.com for more info.

- Lisamarie -

September 4, 2018

Nude By Nature Radiant Loose Powder Foundation

Nude By Nature Radiant Loose Powder Foundation - 10g - $32 - in 10 shades: W2 Ivory,  W4 Soft Sand, W7 Spiced Sand, W8 Classic Tan, N2 Classic Beige, N3 Almond, N4 Silky Beige, N5 Champagne, N6 Olive, N7 Warm Nude - with a feather-light, fragrance-free and non-drying formula that evens out the complexion, covering redness and pigmentation while concealing enlarged pores and controlling oil and shine. The formula is also  chock-full of skin nourishing, active natural ingredients including the native Australian kakadu plum - known for its abundant vitamin C content; jojoba esters - to nourish the skin; and kaolin clay - for a radiant flawless complexion.

The texture really is super-light so it doesn't settle into lines or pores and I love the sifter top that makes it easy not to overload your brush and also makes it great for travel!

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada or online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -