February 28, 2019

Create a luxuriously rich shower experience with Live Clean Foaming Body Wash!

Get a unique foaming experience in your shower with the new Live Clean Foaming Body Washes - 450ml - $7.99 - with a rich, creamy and luxurious foam that rinses easily and requires less water to do so - not only are they highly cleansing, but they’re also deeply moisturizing thanks to exotic butters like Shea, Murumuru, Mango, Aloe Moringa and Matcha. Each with skin enhancing properties that soothe, moisturize or provide the benefits of antioxidants in a 98% plant derived formula that is free of earth-harming chemical ingredients.

Choose from:

Live Clean Shea & Murumuru Butter Deep Moisture Foaming Body Wash - contains shea butter - highly concentrated with fatty acids and vitamins for deep moisture, murumuru butter - helps restore elasticity to damaged and aging skin and enriched with moisturizing hyaluronic
acid - delivers gentle cleansing and long-lasting hydration.

Live Clean Moringa & Matcha Butter Antioxidant Foaming Body Wash - contains moringa butter - with anti-oxidant and rejuvenating properties, matcha butter - a powerful moisturizer and  antioxidant rich Vitamin C - to energize the skin and renew its natural glow.

Live Clean Mango & Aloe Butter Sensitive Foaming Body Wash - with a mild unscented formula containing mango butter - a rich, soothing moisturizer, aloe butter - to quickly hydrate, vitamin C - to brighten and rejuvenate and calming oat kernel oil - to calm sensitive skin.

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

- Lisamarie -

February 27, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - mark. Eye Contact Hook Up Eyeshadow

mark. Eye Contact Hook Up Eyeshadow - $18 - in two shade collections: Smoke and Mirrors or Skinny Dip - with each containing 9 mix-and-match, must-have shades with a blendable, crease-proof formula that glides over lids to get a sheer wash of colour or build for more intense colour payoff.

The fun part is  the magnetic palette that it's in - you can connect both shadow palettes or with separately sold blush, bronzer palettes - side to side or back to back for the ultimate colour Hook Up!

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Mary Kay Lip Tint!

Mary Kay Lip Tint - $21 - in 3 luscious shades: Canyon Coral, Magenta Mirage and Desert Flora -  an easy to apply and versatile way to add a pop of colour to the lip whether you’re after a hint of colour or a full-on power pout - your choice! With a water-based, buildable formula that makes it easy to create a custom lip look –
from barely there to stop-and-stare – without feeling weighed down! Wear them alone, or as a colour-boosting base!
This is 2 coats of Canyon Coral - the coverage varies throughout the lip and if I wanted a more polished look I would need to use a lip liner with it (I think the pink line in the middle is a trick of the light and has nothing to do with the tint!) It feels super light on the lips and there is a slightly tacky outer layer that wears off eventually and at that point I like to layer on some lipbalm to add some moisture.

I applied it directly from the tube and the applicator is hard so makes it very easy to apply it where you want it but you could also apply it with a brush to get more of a blurred effect or with the fingers for a simple stain.

Available now for a limited time through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't have one you can find one at - www.marykay.ca or 1-866-455-5454.

- Lisamarie -

February 26, 2019

Kiss New York Professional Pro Touch Stick Highlighter

Kiss New York Professional Pro Touch Stick Highlighter - $9.99 - comes in four beautiful shades:  Halo Pearl, Rose Pearl, Mood Pearl, Radiant Pearl - with a nourishing and moisturizing jojoba oil and vitamin E formula and a soft velvety matte texture that glides seamlessly onto the skin with a waterdrop bulletshape to contour and highlight with ease and precision.

My fave shade is Halo Pearl (pictured) which adds glow and just a hint of colour - not only do I use it on my brow bones and the inner corners of my eyes to make me look more awake but I have been mixing it with this really blah pink Tom Ford lipstick that I felt really guilty about not using because it's so expensive - the addition of the highlighter gives it a metallic sheen which turns it from blah to amazing!

Available at London Drugs and Rexall stores across Canada and online at londondrugs.com.

- Lisamarie -

February 25, 2019

Boost your skincare routine with Rodial Glycolic Drops 10% Gycolic Resurfacing Concentrate!

Rodial introduces Booster Drops, a collection of highly concentrated, single ingredient serum formulas that supercharge your skincare regime. There are some great options in the line but so far my fave is:

Rodial Glycolic Drops 10% Gycolic Resurfacing Concentrate - 30ml - $89 - designed to refine the appearance of skin by blurring the appearance of wrinkles as it resurfaces the complexion, smooths and evens the skin and boosts radiance.

The formula contains 10% glycolic acid - an effective AHA that   gently exfoliates the surface layer of the skin, encouraging cell turnover and blurring the appearance of wrinkles to reveal a brighter, more radiant complexion.

It's easy to use, shake well and gently massage 2-3 drops onto a cleansed face and neck, paying particular attention to areas with expression lines. Allow to dry thoroughly. For best results two to three times per week at night time only.

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

- Lisamarie -

February 22, 2019

Dry shampoos that won't break the bank from Garnier, Ogx and Herbal Essences!

Garnier Whole Blends Gentle Dry Shampoo Oat Delicacy - 95g - $9.99 - cleans fine and delicate hair without washing with a mild, natural oat milk and rice cream extracts to absorb excess sebum, restore volume from the roots with no visible white residue and leave it softly scented with a fresh and comforting fragrance.
Ogx Refresh & Revitalize + Argan Oil Of Morocco Dry Shampoo - 142g - $10.99 - with an oil-absorbing and renewing formula blended with argan oil of Morocco and silk proteins that helps revitalize styles, add light and luxurious texture for revitalized style and silky perfection all while adding an alluring aroma to the hair.
Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo - 140g - $5.99 - refreshes without water so you can experience lightweight clean hair, even on days you don't wash with a natural tapioca formula that absorbs excess oil, transforming lifeless, oily hair into fresh hair that smells great with the crisp essence of citrus and mint.

All available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 21, 2019

Test Driving - Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel

Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel - available in three convenient sizes: 50ml - $9.99 - for on the go, 100ml -  $14.99 - for travel and 200ml - $24.99 - for at home - a unique gel-to-oil formulation for dry skin with a highly potent formulation that includes emollients, humectants and skin soothing ingredients also found in the original Bio-Oil Skincare Oil. These ingredients offer superior hydration to effectively treat dry skin and the unwanted symptoms associated with it such as redness, flaking, irritation and itching.

As I understand it, the problem with most body creams, lotions and butters is that they are made up of
approximately 70% water, most of which evaporates when it comes into contact with your skin so is of no benefit to really dry skin. For this Dry Skin Gel, Bio-Oil has pioneered a way to replace all but 3% of the usual water with oil, thereby creating a product that is 100% active, helping the skin retain its moisture.

What also makes it different from your usual body moisturizer is the gel texture which is really light but surprisingly you only need to use the smallest amount - and by that I mean even less then you think - the first time you will use too much, I guarantee it! Also unlike most moisturizers, it doesn't rub in and disappear but rather leaves a film behind which not only adds instant moisture but also a nice glow to my skin! I don't know that it's something I will love it in the summer when my skin goes from dry to normal but for the winter when my skin desperately wants all the moisture it can get, it's perfect!

Available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 20, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Collections by MesmorEyes

Collections by MesmorEyes - $12.99 - hand knotted and feathered from 100% sterilized human hair with comfort band technology that make lashes comfortable to wear.

Each collection contains 3 sets of lash styles: Day - natural, Play - fun and Night - dramatic - available for three unique eye shapes:

Almond Eyes - the most common shape can be identified as the eye shape with equal proportions of white around the iris, and the irises disappear into the upper and lower eyelids.

Round Eyes - these eyes have a visibly rounded shape and are circular in their appearance with more visible white area and a great deal more lid area visible.

Monolid Eyes - is usually identified by one continuous lid that shows no visible socket line and a brow bone that is often less defined.

Available at select Guardian, IDA, Pharmasave and Value Drug Mart stores across Canada as well as online at amazon.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Indeed Labs Bakuchiol Reface Pads!

Get all the joy and benefits of retinol without worrying about the crappy side effects like dryness, photosensitivity and irritation - thanks to a natural retinoid alternative in a very convenient form:

Indeed Labs Bakuchiol Reface Pads - 30 pads - $19.99 - with a unique combination of high performance ingredients that increase collagen production, hydrate, brighten, reduce fine lines, help with acne and promote improved skin tone and texture in a formulation that works for all skin types.

What sort of wondrous formula can do all that? Just a combination of proven ingredients including:

Bakuchiol - a plant-derived powerhouse ingredient that increases cell turnover, restores skin elasticity and reduces acne, multiple signs of ageing, roughness, dryness as well as fine lines and
wrinkles while it improves skin tone, hydration, firmness, radiance and brightness;

SymSave H - provides antioxidant and soothing properties;

Allantoin - prevents itchy or flaky skin and allows skin to hold in more moisture as well as being an effective anti-irritant and providing skin calming benefits;

Niacinamide - brightens complexion, reduces wrinkles, reduces water loss, improves elasticity and fights inflammation while improving barrier function. Discolouration is diminished and skin tone and texture is revived. It also helps regulate the sebum content of the skin and the anti-inflammatory activity, both of which are essential for anti-acne care.

With a retinol I would normally recommend you use it at night to avoid sun sensitivity but that won't be an issue with this one so use it morning and/or night - your choice - no need to worry, just enjoy the noticeable and lasting results!
Available exclusively at select Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at indeedlabs.com.

- Lisamarie -

February 19, 2019

OPI Tokyo Spring/Summer 2019 Collection - with swatches!

Discover the vibrant, trendsetting city of Tokyo with the Tokyo Collection by OPI. Inspired by the city’s balance of rich tradition and nature with fashion-forward style and ultra-modern cityscapes, this palette features a variety of colors that evoke the energy and creativity of Tokyo.

Featuring 12 new shades in classic Nail Lacquer, Long-Wear Infinite Shine and GelColor formulas:

Rice Rice Baby - be a nice baby and experience this mauve-lous shade.
Another Ramen-tic Evening - enjoy a kiss of dusty rose with your favorite bowl and beau.
Arigato From Tokyo - thank you from the bottom of our OPI hearts.
Hurry-juku Get This Color - better be berry quick! This shade promises to be berry hot.
All Your Dreams in Vending Machines - an electric pink that delivers instant glamification.
Samurai Breaks a Nail - OPI to the rescue! A cutting-edge color to leave your nails looking sharp.
How Does Your Zen Garden Grow? - now and then you gotta go Zen with this luscious lime green.
I’m on a Sushi Roll - your manicure is hungry for this color.
Suzi-san Climbs Fuji-san - Mt. Fuji is calling, so fill your backpack with this new essential emerald.
Tempura-ture is Rising! - get out of the heat and into a salon to experience this cool new orange!
Kanpai OPI! - periwinkle blue and grey team up to make your day. Cheers!
Chopstix and Stones - ...may break my bones but this shade will never hurt me!

Available now with Nail Lacquers retailing for $13.30 each and Infinite Shine colors for $16.40 each  at Professional Salons, as well as Beauty Brands, beautybrands.com, Chatters, Dillard’s, Hudson’s Bay, Regis, Sally Beauty, ULTA, ulta.com and Amazon Beauty via Amazon.com. GelColor is an in-salon professional service only.

- Lisamarie -

February 18, 2019

Hydrate, brighten and restore with Physicians Formula Skin Booster Vitamin Shots!

Physicians Formula Skin Booster Vitamin Shot - 30ml - $16.99 - deliver a daily dose of beneficial vitamins to prep skin and leave it glowing and nourished. Each formula features a proprietary blend and hydrogel encapsulation technology to deliver effective results.

Available in three unique formulas to address different skin concerns:

Brightening Boost - offers radiance and brightness to dull skin with a custom serum blend containing brightening vitamin C, dark spot reducing licorice and complexion improving vitamin B3 - that targets uneven skin tone and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots for brighter and more radiant-looking skin.

Hydrating Boost - for a hydrated glow with a custom serum blend that challenges dryness and dehydration while providing instant moisture and vitamins to the skin with vitamin E, soothing aloe vera and hyaluronic acid - leaving dry skin moisturized and glowing.

Time-Restoring Boost - for a youthful-looking glow with a custom serum blend that helps to visibly reduce signs of aging while tackling skin's dullness, wrinkles and loss of elasticity with vitamin A, firming red algae and elasticity restoring vegan collagen - revealing a youthful, glowing complexion.

Apply single formulas directly to skin for a quick skin pick-me-up or be your own mixologist and layer together for a customized regimen that tackles every skin need.

I like how light and weightless the formulas feel which means that during hotter times of the year I can wear them alone or when colder (now) they go easily under moisturizer.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 15, 2019

Test Driving - InfinitiPro by Conair 3Q Straightener

InfinitiPro by Conair 3Q Straightener - $119.99 - provides super-fast styling thanks to 1 inch plates that heat up to 455 degrees F within 30 seconds, lasting smoothness with 100% more ion generation that actively eliminates static and tames frizz for exceptional shine. The luxurious black titanium plates give ultimate glide for effortless smoothing and the electroplated plates enhance heat conductivity for soft, manageable hair while advanced CeraTherm technology gives superior fast-action heat transfer.

The straightener features 12 digital heat settings that allow optimum temperature for different hair types and intelligent sensor technology that adjusts the temperature to protect hair from excessive heat. What I like best is the gentle setting which allows you to instantly reduce heat to help minimize damage when styling - perfect if you have fine hair like mine that heats up really quick - I find it takes only a couple of passes with the iron but if it takes more then that I can easily reduce the heat so my hair doesn't fry! The other options that make me really appreciate it are practical but so very necessary - auto shut off for those Monday mornings when you can barely remember to put on pants never mind turn off your straightener and a 5 foot long swivel cord so there is lots of room to maneuver and you don't have to worry about the cord getting all tangled up!

Available at mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 14, 2019

Coppertone Pure & Simple Mineral Sunscreen Lotion

It's coming up to that time of year again when you really need to start thinking about sun protection - as in making sure you are applying sunscreen each and every time you leave the house during daylight hours! Personally I like a mineral sunscreen but I'm not crazy about the white cast they tend to leave on the skin - this is until I discovered a new mineral sunscreen that rubs right in - no white!

Coppertone Pure & Simple Mineral Sunscreen Lotion - with a gentle, hypoallergenic and fragrance-free 100% mineral-based (zinc oxide) formula that offers SPF 50 broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection that includes botanical extracts from fresh plants including Sacred Lotus Flower extract, Tea Plant extract and Giant Kelp extract to soothe dry skin and water resistant up to 80 minutes.

And also great for what it doesn't have including: PABA, parabens, phthalates, fragrances, dyes and  oxybenzone.

Available in the Pure & Simple collection:

Pure & Simple SPF 50 - 177ml - $11.99
Pure & Simple Face SPF 50 - 59ml - $10.99
Pure & Simple Kids SPF 50 - 177ml - $11.99
Pure & Simple Baby SPF 50 - 177ml - $11.99

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

- Lisamarie -

February 13, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Physicians Formula Eye Booster Gel Eyeliner Trio

Physicians Formula Eye Booster Gel Eyeliner Trio - $15.49 - in Black and Brown - includes a perfect trio of long-wearing, smudge-resistant eyeliners with three different finishes: Shimmer, Satin, and Matte.

Featuring a high-tech formula that is long-wearing, water-resistant, and smudge-resistant that glides on and then sets in place for an all-day wear and is infused with an exclusive Lash Boosting Complex to nourish, strengthen and enhance the appearance of lashes and nourishing vitamin E.

I especially like the shimmer finish, it's a great find if you are wanting to add a little something to your eyes without going all crazy with glitter - it adds discrete sparkle without being obvious - and don't worry about finding a way to sharpen them - the perfect sharpener  is included!

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Puressentiel Purifying Air Spray!

Puressentiel Purifying Air Spray - 75ml - $12.99, 200ml - $20.99 - purifies the air to get rid of unpleasant odours and their origin to help you breathe in a purer air with a 100% natural origin formula chock-full of essential oils including: Dill, Anise, Sweet Basil, St Thomas Bay, Asian Rosewood, Cajuput, Cassia Cinnamon, Atlas Cedar Wood, Lemon, Lemon Verbena, Cumin Seed, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Juniper, Geranium, Ginger, Clove, True Lavender, Lavandin Grosso, Lemongrass, Mace, Mandarin, Wild Marjoram, Melissa, Curled Leaf Mint, Peppermint, Myrrh, Niaouli, Orange, Oregano, Parsley, Petitgrain, Scots Pine, Rosemary, Savory, Sage, Wild Thyme, Tea Tree, Thyme and Wintergreen.

It's easy to use - just 6 to 8 sprays, in the four corners of the room, will purify the air in a smelly room - leave to act for at least 30 minutes and air the room afterwards. It can also be sprayed onto carpets, bedding and other soft surfaces to freshen and remove odours. Or for daily use, just a couple of sprays per day will keep things smelling fresh!

Available online at amazon.ca.

- Lisamarie -

February 12, 2019

Test Driving - Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation

Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation - 50ml - $50 - in 40 shades designed to suit a wide range of skin tones from light to deep: 0 Cool Rosy, 0 Neutral, 0 Warm, 1 Cool, 1 Cool Rosy, 1 Neutral, 1 Warm, 1.5 Neutral, 2 Cool Rosy, 2 Neutral, 2 Warm, 2 Warm Olive, 2 Warm Peach, 2.5 Neutral, 3 Cool, 3 Cool Rosy, 3 Neutral, 3 Warm, 3 Warm Olive, 3 Warm Peach, 3.5 Neutral, 4 Cool, 4 Neutral, 4 Warm, 4 Warm Olive, 4 Warm Peach, 4.5 Neutral, 4.5 Warm, 5 Neutral, 5 Warm, 5 Warm Peach, 6 Neutral, 6 Warm, 6 Warm Peach, 6.5 Neutral, 7 Neutral, 7.5 Neutral, 7.5 Warm, 8 Neutral, 9 Neutral - with medium buildable coverage that dries to a natural matte finish

It has a waterproof formula that fuses with the skin, resisting extreme conditions like workout sessions, water, and even high temperatures and humid environments. Enriched with beauty-enhancing pigments, the formula creates a perfect, natural look, both in real life and through the lens of a camera. Its natural finish and lightweight texture can also be used on the body, revealing the skin's radiance while camouflaging minor imperfections on the neck, shoulders, and legs.

It comes in a sturdy plastic bottle which makes it easily portable but I find the tip on the bottle tends to leak a bit when opened if the bottle has been in transit so be careful! And it really is very budge-proof so an oil-based remover to get if off at the end of the day is a must have!

Available at Dior counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 11, 2019

Give your skin its daily energy boost with Marcelle Hydractive!

Marcelle introduces something much needed for our skin in this cold winter weather - Hydractive - featuring a combination of  natural ingredients to deeply revitalize skin delivering a super active moisturizing effect that offers 3 actions:

hydration - moisturizes and strengthens skin's natural defenses with glacier water from the Canadian northwest - drawn from the depths of the ocean and incredibly rich and pure, containing more than 60 minerals and rare earth elements;

skin energy boost - to revitalize and restore with spirulina - a well-known food supplement that has energy benefits and an extremely high content of vitamins (A - prevents free-radical damage, B12 - moisturizes and E - strengthens skin moisture barrier) calcium, iron and phosphorus, all of which are vital for the skin’s health. It acts as a skin energy booster while simultaneously protecting against free radical formation and environmental stressors;

and skin protection - reinforces skin barrier to lock in moisture with water lock complex - a unique and exclusive blend of natural sugars derived from raw ingredients such as beets, corn and sweet potatoes.

Marcelle Hydractive 24H Day & Night Moisturizing Gel Cream - 50ml - $25.95 - with an oil-free, 90% natural origin formula good for all skin types, it provides immediate and lasting hydration as it quenches skin’s thirst for a healthy-looking glow, reinforces skin’s moisture barrier and re-energizes skin to visibly restore luminosity and purity with a fresh and aquatic scent.

Marcelle Hydractive Anti-Fatigue Eye Contour Gel - 15ml - $25.95 - with a 86% natural origin formula that moisturizes the eye contour area for a healthy-looking glow as it reduces the appearance of dark circles and instantly illuminates  for a rested and radiant look.

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

- Lisamarie -

February 8, 2019

Batiste Rose Gold Dry Shampoo

One of my favourite trends in colour now comes to my most must-have hair product - dry shampoo - with:

Batiste Rose Gold Dry Shampoo - 200ml - $10.99 - the perfect fix for great looking hair, even between washes. A few quick bursts instantly transforms lank looking locks to clean and fresh, with added body and texture thanks to an innovative starch based “no water needed” formulation that  targets excess oil and grease, helping to eliminate it at the roots. Boosting body it gives dull, lifeless hair the makeover that it deserves without water. Just spray, massage in and style!

It’s the perfect way to extend your blow dry, free up time in the morning or give hair a boost after a gym trip. It also smells great with fresh and fruity notes - so not only will hair look great, it will be  instantly refreshed, leaving it feeling and smelling irresistible.

Available now while they last at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 7, 2019

Brush your way to great skin with The Organic Pharmacy!

Looking for an easy and natural way to exfoliate dry winter skin without robbing it of moisture the way a hot shower can? Give dry brushing a try, not only does it eliminate flaky skin and unclog pores, it also helps detoxify by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymphphatic flow/drainage and stimulate the nervous system, which can make you feel invigorated afterward!

It's important to pick a brush with firm bristles but if you have sensitive skin (as I do) go with something a little softer - I like:

The Organic Pharmacy Ultimate Natural Skin Brush - $23 - with natural bristles that gently exfoliate to shed dead skin and boost circulation keeping the lymphatic system in great condition. As an added bonus, it has a long handle making it easy to reach your back!

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

It's easy to use and I like to do it before I shower so I can wash away any loosened dead skin cells - just start from the ankles and work your way up in long upward strokes and circular motions - feel free to adjust the pressure on any sensitive areas - if it hurts you are doing it too hard and can even cause bleeding so ease up. And of course don't brush over skin that is already broken or damaged: cuts, scrapes, sores, burned skin - including sunburns or areas of infection, redness or inflammation.

Some people swear by these brushes for their face too but I'll give that a pass - and if you find that even the softest brush is too much for your body's sensitive skin you can get the same kind of effect in a much more gentle way with a dry washcloth!
- Lisamarie -

February 6, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Kiss Pro Touch Under Eye Concealer

Kiss Pro Touch Under Eye Concealer - $10.99 - in 5 shades: Porcelain, Ivory, Classic Ivory, Natural Ivory and Warm Nude -  with a lightweight, creamy texture that offers ultra-long lasting, full coverage concealment of dark circles, redness, discolouration, hyper-pigmentation, scars and pretty much every other kind of imperfection you can think of.

What makes it really great for the under eye area is the innovative cushion tip that helps to evenly distribute product as well as the oil-free and waterproof formula that dries to a semi-matte finish so you don't end up with dry looking half circles under your eyes!

Available at Rexall, London Drugs and online at londondrugs.com.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Yes to Tomatoes and Coconut 2-in-1 Scrub & Cleanser Sticks!

Say Yes to easy, portable, multi-tasking products that cleanse and exfoliate in just one swipe:
Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Detoxifying Charcoal 2-In-1 Scrub & Cleanser Stick - 70g - $13.49 - formulated with charcoal powder to remove impurities and excess oil, as well as tomato extract to help leave skin naturally clear. Convenient stick formula melts into a creamy lather on wet skin, for a quick and easy detox, and deep clean and is perfect for use on-the-go!

Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Energizing Coffee 2-In-1 Scrub & Cleanser Stick - 70g - $13.49 - formulated with coffee to energize and enhance skintone and coconut for the much needed moisture that dry skin craves!
They're easy to use:

Just twist up stick from the base and apply generously onto wet skin. You’ll feel the exfoliation go into action and the formula melting on contact.

Massage with hands to create a milky lather, activating the cleansing experience. Rinse face clean with water and you're good to go!

Available now at drugstores and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 5, 2019

Nude by Nature Beach Glow Liquid Highlighter

Missing summer? Bring a little of it back into your life now with:

Nude by Nature Beach Glow Liquid Highlighter - $21 - in 3 shades: Moonlight, Sunrise and Sunshine - an easy to apply enhancer with a lightweight, gel-like texture infused with light reflecting pigments that glides onto the skin for a luminous finish - highly pigmented, it can be used alone or mixed with your favourite liquid product for an all-over glow and dries quickly to help prevent smudging.

The formula is composed of active natural ingredients, including the native Australian kakadu plum - known for its abundant vitamin C content; quandong and lilly pilly - to help provide antioxidant defense; and enriched with moisturizing vitamin E and avocado oil.

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

- Lisamarie -

February 4, 2019

Elevate your skin with a new skincare routine from Filorga!

Filorga introduces the best in lifting with a new formulation that combines the best injectable ingredients from the latest lifting techniques to reshape features, plump the skin and sculpt the contours for smoother features, redefined volumes and a complete anti-aging effect.

Available in the collection:

Filorga Lift-Designer Ultra-Lifting Serum - 30ml - $110 - provides a double tightening action with a biological stimulation with active ingredients: Plasmatic Lifting Factors that combines cell factors, collagen and hyaluronic acid that stimulate the skin’s firmness and restore its lifting properties and resistance to mechanical stress along with mechanical stimulation from a stainless steel roll-on applicator that stimulates the skin tissue and boosts effectiveness of active ingredients while providing an instant tightening effect.

Filorga Lift-Structure Ultra-Lifting Cream - 50ml - $110 - provides an intense firming action with a duo of btanical active ingredients that stimulates the synthesis of elastic tissues for smoother features and redefined volumes and Plasmatic Lifting Factors which combines cell factors, collagen and hyaluronic acid to visibly tighten the features, plump the skin and sculpt the face for facial contour, cheekbones and neck.

Filorga Sleep & Lift Ultra-Lifting Night Cream - 50ml - $110 - with an ultra-cocooning balm texture that regenerates the skin proteins and stimulates its elasticity and density while you sleep with Plasmatic Lifting Factors which combines cell factors, collagen and hyaluronic acid to visibly tighten the features, plump the skin and sculpt the face while an amino acid duo regenerates the skin to restore its elasticity and density overnight.

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

- Lisamarie -

February 1, 2019

Klorane Nourishing with mango butter for nourished, soft and radiant hair!

Dry and dehydrated hair has a new best friend in Klorane's latest range: Nutrition! Plant-based products with 96% of natural ingredients - the star of which is mango butter - harvested and extracted in a responsible way, it's rich in fatty acids and polysaccharides that offer amazing nourishing and protective properties for hair that is left soft, supple and shiny from the very first application.

Available in the collection:

Nourishing Shampoo - 200ml - $11.60 - cleans and nourishes dry hair without weighing it down while protecting the hair shaft. Once nourished and protected from dryness, the hair regains suppleness, softness and shine.

Nourishing Conditioner - 200ml - $12.60 - nourishes and perfectly detangles dry hair without weighing it down.

Nourishing Leave-In Cream - 125ml - $12.95 - nourishes and enhances dry hair without weighing it down - acting as a protective coating over the full length of the hair, especially the split ends - to restore silkiness and bounce while making hair easier to style.

Nourishing Mask - 150ml - $15.25 - a highly nutritious, creamy and generous treatment that restores the hair fibre to life by providing suppleness, softness and shine in just 5 minutes.

And as wonderful as the formula will leave your hair looking, the best thing about it has got to be the scent - wonderfully fruity, fresh-cut mango - yum!

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

- Lisamarie -