November 30, 2018

Two new products help you live the Joico Blonde Life!

Being blonde was never so easy thanks to two new products from Joico Blonde Life that solve a couple of problems unique to blonde hair to keep it shining bright:

Many oils have a yellow, gold, brown or bronze cast to them. When these oils are applied to blonde hair, the hair picks up the cast of the product (especially if blow drying or using any heat tools on the hair), and the blonde tone will turn a degree of brassy. Products that are not formulated to solve or guard against issues
for blondes can make blonde colour dull - problem solved with:

Joico Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Brightening Oil - 100ml - $27.65 - seals in moisture and instantly revs up the radiance of even the lightest hair, nourishing, stengthening and protecting each delicate strand with a mega-watt gleam while banishing frizz and leaving it silky and soft to the touch.

Losing tone or going brassing between colours? Problem solved with:

Joico Blonde Life Brilliant Tone Violet Smoothing Foam - 200ml - $25.95 - a super-light, dual-action styling breakthrough that instantly tones blond hair, banishing brassiness while smoothing and polishing each strand and leaves hair exceptionally smooth, frizz-free, super soft and bright.

Available now at participating Joico salons - to find one near you call 1-800-267-4676 or at

- Lisamarie -

November 29, 2018

Great Gifting - Stila Limited Edition Liquid Eye Shadow and Lipstick Vaults

Stila All Eyes On You Liquid Eye Shadow Vault - $254 - features twelve full-size, show-stopping shades of glow, including two new limited-edition shades exclusive to this collection.

Including: 6 Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows – dazzling, ultra-sparkle finish.

Diamond Dust
Kitten Karma
Rose Gold Retro
Smoky Storm
Rockin’ Rose (new)

6 Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows – high shimmer sheen, minus the glitter!

Contessa (new)

With high-impact, lightweight colour that features a luxuriously smooth lay-down and comfortable wear that is long-wearing with minimal fallout.

Available exclusively at and
Stila All About Lips Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Vault - $85 - features 12 travel-size shades in a variety of original matte, sheer and shimmer shades: Illuminaire Shimmer; Baci; Sheer Splendore; Sheer Morello; Patina; Fiore; Lume Shimmer; Vino; Fia; Miele Shimmer; Beso and Beso Shimmer - housed in a keepsake box with a removable insert to hold other beauty favourites.

With creamy, comfortable water-resistant colour that stays put for up to 12 hours without bleeding or transferring and a formula containing vitamin E and avocado oil to keep lips soft, comfortable and hydrated.

Available exclusively at and

- Lisamarie -

November 28, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Mary Kay Chromafusion Eye Shadow

Mary Kay Chromafusion Eye Shadow - $9 - in 33 shades including 17 shimmer: Stormy, Moonstone, Crystalline, Candlelight, Smoky Quartz, Rustic, Rose Gold, Granite, Gold Status, Sunlit Rose, Sweet Plum, Starry Night, Emerald Noir, Moss, Shiny Penny, Burnished Bronze, Frozen Iris and 16 matte: Sand Castle, Biscotti, Cashmere Haze, Cinnibar, Mahogany, Espresso, Shadow, Blossom, Onyx, Soft Heather, Dusty Rose, Merlot, Evening Navy, Hot Fudge, Hazelnut, Golden Rose - with a pigment-rich,silky formula that has an advanced hybrid technique that  wraps finely milled premium pigments in a silken layer of cream to amplify colour like never before. The enhanced pigments are then fused into a lightweight powder to create a smooth and flexible matrix that glides on evenly and easily and moves with the skin comfortably to last for 12 hours.

Love the formula? That's great because it's also available in a Blush - $15 - in 10 shades including 8 shimmer: Rogue Rose, Wineberry, Shy Blush, Golden Copper, Darling Pink, Juicy Peach, Hot Coral, Desert Rose and 2 matte: Hint of Pink, Rosy Nude; Contour - $15 - in 2 matte shades: Cocoa and Latte; and Highlighter - $15 - in 2 shimmer shades: Glazed and Honey Glow.
The new colour pans are the same size and fit in any of the Mary Kay compacts you already have - or pick up the Petite Palette - $17 - that holds 4 shadows or the Pro Palette - $28 - with a magnetized base that fits lots of shades of any of the products that you can fill, arrange and refill to your heart's content!

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Lise Watier Neiges Highlighting Powder!

I just loves me a holiday collection - all those beautiful shades and glamorous packaging, who can resist?! The Lise Watier Neiges Holidays 2018 is no exception and there is something from the collection that has really caught my eye this year...

Lise Watier Neiges Highlighting Powder - $45 - the perfect palette to highlight, illuminate and add radiance the the complexion with a smooth texture that easily glides on the skin, providing a light-reflective glow and soft shimmering finish.

Too pretty to touch? Probably! Remember to buy two!

Also available in the collection: Face & Corsage Brush - $32, Highlighting Fluid - $32, Dress Code 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Neiges and Black Smoking - $39, Sparkling Lipstick in Neiges - $25 and Dramatique Intense So Lux Volume Mascara in Ultra Noir - $27

Available now for a limited time at Lise Watier counters across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

November 27, 2018

Bring back the glow of summer with Vita Liberata Self Tanning Anti Age Serum!

Get a natural looking tan while reducing fine lines and wrinkles and plumping and conditioning skin with:

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Anti Age Serum - 15ml - $54 – a made to measure tanning serum with a fast-absorbing formula offers intense anti-aging benefits and is suitable for all skin types.

Fortified with Matrixyl 3000 - to stimulate collagen production and innovative HyH2O technology - balances the oils in the skin to prevent clogging pores; along with a nourishing blend of cucumber and rose - aids skin regeneration to reveal a younger-looking, more refined finish.

Use directly on skin to dial up the anti-aging benefits or mix with your day cream for a gradually developing, subtle glow and natural looking colour.

Available at Sephora store across Canada and online at or

- Lisamarie -

November 26, 2018

Replenish and brighten with CeraVe Skin Renewing Collection!

Replenish the skin barrier and reveal brighter and radiant-looking skin with  CeraVe Skin Renewing.

The collection contains a gentle-on-the-skin formula of  hyauronic acid and 3 essential cerimides to help restore the skin and deliver 24 hours of hydration.

My favourite product from the line is:

Skin Renewing Day Cream SPF 30 - 50g - $24.99 -  a light, fragrance-free cream designed to smooth fine lines and skin texture with a formula containing 1%  encapsulated retinol - which is clinically shown not to irritate the skin by stabilizing and delivering retinol gradually. Along with three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-II) to help restore the protective skin barrier, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide (vitamin B3) and patented MVE technology to provide up to 24-hours of hydration with just1 application and it provides broad spectrum coverage protection against UVA and UVB rays with an SPF 30.

I love how light but still super-moisturizing the cream feels and really appreciate the SPF build right in - remembering that just because I don't see the sun as much these days doesn't mean I shouldn't still be wearing sun protection on a daily basis and this makes it so easy to get it without have to add a second step!

Skin Renewing Cream Serum - 30ml - $23.99 - a light, fragrance-free cream that dissolves into a serum on application and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with a formula containing 1%  encapsulated retinol - which is clinically shown not to irritate the skin by stabilizing and delivering retinol gradually. Along with three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-II) to help restore the protective skin barrier, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide (vitamin B3) and patented MVE technology to provide up to 24-hours of hydration with just1 application to revitalize skin for a radiant appearance.

Skin Renewing Night Cream - 48g - $23.99 -  a rich and creamy night cream designed to work with the circadian rhythm of the skin, when it is most receptive to treatment and renewal, and less exposed to environmental elements, to soften and renew the look of tired looking skin overnight. The formula also contains a biomimetic peptide complex that helps improve skin turnover while sleeping to support skin renewal and elasticity and wake up to radiant skin.

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

- Lisamarie -

November 23, 2018

Say goodbye to boring colours with Schwarzkopf got2b Colour!

Schwarzkopf got2b wants you to say goodbye to boring colours and hello to hair that wows with a line of creative shades that you can make your own!

Start with the ideal prep-step for getting the most out of your colour if you aren't already a blonde: Be En-Lightened - $15.99 - permanent lightening treatment that offers up to 8 levels of lift.

Which then makes it easy to achieve any of these head turning shades - Creative - $15.99 - in 4 semi-permanent shades: Luxurious Red, Pretty in Pink, Perky Purple, Electric Blue - that can be personalized to be bold or pastel and last 12-15 shampoos.

Or you can really turn it up with Unlimited - $15.99 - in Sunburst and Aqua collections for bold or pastel rainbow looks in an easy 3-in-1 colour kit.

Or don't want the commitment of semi-permanent? Head Turner - $15.99 - in Peach Babe, Denim Blue, Go Green!, Candy Cotton - for hair that is already blonde, they spray on and last up to 3 shampoos.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

November 22, 2018

Great Gifting - L'Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar

Here's the gift I look forward to (and enjoy) all year round:

L'Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar - $134 - featuring 24 exclusive gifts for a luxurious way to beautify the countdown to the Holidays.

This year, with a unique moving design - the two towers rotate a full 360 degrees, revealing bold and whimsical designs on all four sides, where you discover the day’s numbered drawer - making it super fun and interactive!

And here are all the surpirses you can look forward to in the drawers:

- 10ml Terre de Lumière Radiant Balm
- 35ml Shea Butter Body Shower Oil
- 30ml Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Lotion
- 10ml Shea Butter Hand Cream
- 4ml Shea Butter Ultra Rich Balm
- 10ml Verbena Eau De Toilette
- 4ml Immortelle Divine Youth Oi
- 5ml Immortelle Precious Cream
- 4ml Immortelle Divine Crea
- 35ml Aromachologie 5 Essentials Oils Shampoo
- 35ml Aromachologie 5 Essentials Oils Conditioner
- 50g Almond Delicious Soap
- 35ml Almond Shower Oil
- 20ml Almond Milk Concentrate
- 15ml Almond Supple Skin Oil
- 10ml Almond Delicious Hands
- 50g Cherry Blossom Perfumed Soap
- 35ml Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion
- 10ml Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
- 30ml Shea 3-in-1 Cleansing Water
- 5ml Shea Light Comforting Cream
- 30ml Aqua Réotier Moisture Prep Essence
- 8ml Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel
- 5ml Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum

In beautiful packing custom designed in collaboration with French fashion house Castelbajac Paris that pays tribute to L'Occitanne's commitments: nature, people and vision.

Available now while they last (as in, I buy them all) at L'Occitane boutiques across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

Give and get iconic Avon lipsticks for the holidays!

Holiday Iconic Avon Lipstick - $12 - in 5 satin finish shades housed in luxurious tubes clad in classic Avon prints:

Sugar Plum - Red Plaid
Holiday Chocolate - Chevron
Holly Red - Leopard
Merry Mauve - Brit Plaid
Wine Kisses - Houndstooth

Available now for a limited time from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at

- Lisamarie -

November 21, 2018

This week I'm obsessed with... Nude By Nature Brilliance Ultimate 15 Piece Brush Set!

Nude By Nature Brilliance Ultimate 15 Piece Brush Set - $60 - makes it easy to achieve your most flawless make-up look with every brush you could ever think to need for face, eyes and lips, perfectly packaged in an elegant brush roll.

The brushes are made from high quality synthetic fibres that perform just as well as natural hair with the added bonus of being cruelty-free - the set contains:

Finishing Brush
Powder Brush
Angled Blush Brush
Buffing Brush
Liquid Foundation Brush
Concealer Brush
Large Shadow Brush
Highlight Brush
Crease Brush
Tapered Blending Brush
Fan Brush
Angled Liner Brush
Lip Brush
Smudge Brush
Lash and Brow Spoolie Brush
with a Deluxe Brush Roll for easy storage and traveling.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

November 20, 2018

Nanoblur goes green with Indeed Labs Nanoblur Green Colour Corrector!

Enjoy the wonders of your fave Nanoblur, now with the added benefit of colour:

Indeed Labs Nanoblur Green Colour Corrector - 30ml - $16.99 - with a lightweight formula that helps condition and protect skin with squalane - a powerful hydrator and nigella sativa oil - for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits; while the green colour-neutralizing pigment works to instantly reduce the appearance of redness and the blurring formula softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while diminishing the appearance of enlarged pores and shine - giving skin an even texture and smooth, velvet finish.

And while they claim it is sheer enough to be worn alone, I wouldn't recommend it, at least not if you're fair like me - my skin showed a faint greenish cast without foundation so I just mix a couple of drops of foundation with it before applying and it looks flawless!

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

- Lisamarie -

November 19, 2018

Quo 2018 Holiday Collection

Quo All About Eyes Kit - $65 - houses 54 shadows in every shade you can think of, 12 liners and 1 brush.

Quo High Impact Chrome Shadows - $30 - includes 6 shadows and 2 brushes.
Quo Matte N' Metal Eye Shadow Palette - $25 - includes 12 matte and metallic shades.
Quo Metallic Eye Shadow Set - $20 - includes 3 metallic liquid eye shadows.
Quo Mini Lip Gloss Ornament - $5 - in 4 shades.
Quo Metallic Lip Set - $20 - includes 3 metallic lip colours.
Quo Lip Gloss Trio - $10 - includes 3 mini glosses in a tube.
Quo Pucker Up Lip Gloss Set - $20 - includes 8 deluxe mini lip glosses.
Quo Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick Set - $20 - includes 8 deluxe mini liquid lipsticks.
Quo Cosmetic Crackers - $15 - in Rose or Black -  includes 6 crackers with a lip gloss inside.
Quo Contour & Sculpt Palette - $25 - with 6 contouring shades ranging from light to dark.
Quo Highlight & Glow Palette - $25 - with 6 illuminating shades.
Quo Sweet Cheeks Blush Set - $25 - includes 3 blush duos.
Quo For The Love Of Makeup Palette - $45 - includes 15 eye and 8 face shades.
Quo 12 Days Of Beauty - $40 - includes 12 best-selling Quo products for the holiday season.
Quo Sparkle & Shine Brush Set - $20 - includes 6 portable sparkle handled brushes and a travel-friendly holder.
Quo Ready Set Travel Brush Set - $17 - includes 4 mini brushes and a travel-friendly holder.
Quo Cosmic Brush Set - $25 - includes 4 metallic handled brushes with a bag big enough to store the brushes along with other makeup you want to take on the go.
Quo Midnight Magic Brush Set - $30 - includes 3 dual-ended brushes and a storage pouch.
Quo Spotlight Brush Set - $35 - includes 5 brushes with beautifully textured handles and a quilted storage bag.
Quo Centre Stage Brush Set - $40 - includes 4 brushes in a handy stand-up holder.
Quo Stand Up Brush Set - $50 - includes 6 brushes with a magnetic holder making it easy to hang wet brushes upside down after cleaning!
Quo Must-Have Brush Set With Roll - $50 - includes 10 brushes with a metallic roll.
Quo All That Glitters Brush Set - $60 - includes 10 brushes with glittery handles.
Quo Diamond Cut Brush Set - $70 - includes 10 brushes with beautifully cut handles and a sparkly bag.
Quo Luxe Rose Gold Brush Set - $90 - includes 12 brushes with beautiful rose gold handles.
Quo Artisan Brush Set - $80 - includes 10 lightweight makeup applicator brushes with shapes specifically for use all over the face.
Quo Forever Flawless Brush & Accessory Vault - $130 - includes 15 brushes, 2 sponges, cleanser, roll, eyelash comb and curler.
Quo Mini Tweezer Set - $10 - includes 4 different mini tweezers on a ball-chain holder.
Quo Emery Board - $3 - in Black, Pink and Silver.
Quo Ladies Manicure Set - $20 - includes 5 rose gold tools inside a sparkly case.
Quo Men's Manicure Set - $15 - includes 6 tools inside a black faux leather case.
Quo Sponge Ornament - $8 - in Blending, Perfecting, Definition and Airbrush.
Quo Blending Sponge Blockbuster Set - $50 - includes 12 sponges of every variety you can think of!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada - if you love it grab it, they don't last long!

- Lisamarie -

NIA24 Age Recovery for Décolletage and Hands

No matter how great the skin on your face looks, the often neglected areas like the décolletage and hands will give your real age away in an instant - so be sure to give them the same care you give the rest of your skin with:

NIA24 Age Recovery for Décolletage and Hands - 150ml - $66 - a nutrient-rich cream that delivers intense moisture while improving the appearance of dark spots and the visible signs of aging on the décolletage and hands.

Formulated with: Pro-Niacin - to help strengthen the moisture barrier and visibly improve skin tone, texture and look of age spots; a brightening complex containing licorice, mulberry and bearberry extracts; evening primrose root extract - to help reduce the look of brown spots; antioxidant white tea - to protect and soothe dry skin caused by environmental stressors; squalane - to hydrate for soft, supple skin; olive and borage oils - to condition and replenish; and pro-vitamin B5 - to nourish skin.

Use morning and night on décolletage, hands and any other area of the body showing signs of age and sun damage to brighten discolouration and improve visible signs of aging on the skin, leaving it smooth and supple.

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

- Lisamarie -

November 16, 2018

Customize your hair care with Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure!

Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure is offering new and improved formulas in their evolving collection of targeted hair care, powered by skin care inspired ingredients to solve every hair issue and woe:

For coloured hair: pH4.5 Color Freeze - tightens and stabilizes the hair at its optimal pH level of 4.5 to freeze colour pigments in the hair.

For damaged hair: Peptide Repair Rescue - refill and re-build the cortex with peptides to restore strength and elasticity.

For normal to dry hair: Hyaluronic Moisture Kick - delivers essential moisture with hyaluronic acid improving elasticity and shine.

For aging hair: Q10+ Time Restore - stimulates the hair bulb with Q10+ to reactivate the production of keratin and rejuvenate the hair.

For fine hair: Collagen Volume Boost - strengthens the hair with collagen to provide volume, fullness and bounce.

For frizzy hair: Keratin Smooth Perfect - delivers smoothing nourishing care with keratin improving manageability and boosting shine.

Most notable for me is that all the BC Bonacure Shampoo - 250ml - $14.95 - are now micellar - empowering the effectiveness of micelles as they cluster and gently lift dirt, oil and impurities leaving hair feeling clean without stripping it of its moisture. Blondes will love the pigmented pH4.5 Color Freeze Silver Micellar Shampoo - gently cleanses and neutralizes unwanted yellow tones on blonde, lightened or white hair and adds a cendre shimmer to white hair.

Available now at salons across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

November 15, 2018

Great Gifting - Fresh Destination Sugar

Fresh Destination Sugar - $31 - includes a deluxe mini trio of pink Sugar Lip Treatments in Tulip - hot pink, Petal - pink blossom and Rose - sheer rose - and packaged in three parts making it easy to make it a present for one extra special someone or give two tints away and keep one for yourself! Each pyramid houses a pink shade with enough moisture to last throughout an entire first date, and each treatment is made with sugar - a natural humectant to lock in moisture - and vitamins C and E to smooth and soften.

Available at Sephora and

- Lisamarie -