March 20, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Kiss New York Professional Waterproof Wonders Matte Eyeliner

Kiss New York Professional Waterproof Wonders Matte Eyeliner - $12.99 - in 6 matte shades: Extreme Black, Black, Dark Brown, Burgundy, Classic White, Rich Deep Blue - with a soft and creamy, highly pigmented formula that glides on silky smooth, blends easily and offers 36-hours of wear with no smudging, flaking or transfer.


And you will need the most amazing sharpener ever to sharpen them with:

Kiss New York Professional Dual Ended Sharpener - $3.99 - quickly and easily adds a crisp rounded tip to 8, 10 and 12mm pencils and comes equipped with cleaning stick, adaptor and shaving container.

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... R&R Luxury Shea Sugar Scrub!

Here's a company you can feel good about - R&R Luxury is a family run business, with a vision to share 100% natural, made in Africa products with the rest of the world. The products contain no parabens, no artificial colours or mineral oils and feature the remarkable healing qualities of natural, unrefined, pure Shea Butter!

My favourite product from the line is:

R&R Luxury Shea Sugar Scrub - 300g - $25 - in Lemongrass or Lavender - with a wonderfully natural formula made up of shea butter, brown sugar, coconut oil, corn flour and either lemongrass or lavender essential oil.

Just apply to face and/or body before showering in round circular movements and then shower as usual to rinse off for skin that is smooth, clean, deeply moisturized and beautifully scented - and if your skin is sensitive, I would recommend applying to wet skin instead for a more delicate scrub!

Available online at BEAUTELLA.ca.

- Lisamarie -

March 19, 2019

Correct, contour and hightlight with new Mary Kay At Play Makeup Sticks!

Mary Kay At Play Makeup Sticks -  $17 - colour correcting, contouring and highlighting sticks that are portable so easy to use you can amp up your look anywhere!

With 5 fun new ways to express your individual beauty:

Mary Kay At Play Contouring Stick - sculpt and define with two shades: Get Sculpted 1 and Get Sculpted 2.

Contouring is a great way to add dimension and depth to different areas of the face. For a subtle contour, select a shade one or two shades darker than your foundation. For a more defined look, select a shade three shades darker than your foundation.

My best tip: don’t forget to blend - and then blend some more!

Mary Kay At Play Highlighting Stick in Rosy Glow - a subtle shimmer highlighter that brings light back to your face in the best way. Focus highlight application on the high points of the face for the perfect amount of glow.

Mary Kay At Play Colour Correcting Stick in Wipe Out Redness - a green shade to
camouflage bothersome blemishes, overly rosy cheeks or any redness around the nose.

Mary Kay At Play Colour Correcting Stick in Ditch Dullness - a lilac shade that wakes up the face and adds brightness to the skin.

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.


- Lisamarie -

March 18, 2019

Needful Things - Korres Wild Rose Foaming Cream Cleanser

Korres Wild Rose Foaming Cream Cleanser - 200ml - $32 - a gentle, luxurious cream cleanser for both face and eyes that removes impurities, makeup, mascara and environmental pollutants without dehydrating the skin.

The formula is enriched with wild rose oil - a natural source of vitamin C, which helps improve the appearance of fine lines and evens out skin tone for a smooth, radiant complexion as well as absorbs 1,000% more than pure ascrobic acid - it refreshes the skin, maintaining its normal pH levels while leaving it silky, soft and supple.

I love a cream cleanser for removing makeup and I love a foaming cleanser because it makes my skin feel cleaner - I usually have to pick one, it's actually hard to find one that is both! I should note that this one foams but isn't super foamy so if you prefer a lot of bubbles you won't get it here. And as   added bonuses, the cleanser smells wonderfully fresh and the pump dispenser is very convenient!

You can also feel good about using it - it's dermatologically tested, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, cruelty-free and like all Korres formulas, free of petrolatum, mineral oil, silicones, propylene glycol, and ethanolamine.

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

- Lisamarie -

March 15, 2019

Test Driving - Phyto RE30 Grey Hair Treatment

Phyto RE30 Grey Hair Treatment - 50ml - $59 - the first anti-grey hair treatment that brings back colour to the hair without using colouring pigments thanks to a revolutionary technology that is able to boost the natural pigment production while protecting from future depigmentation.

The main ingredient in the formula is Peptide RE30 - a patented active ingredient that boosts melanin production at the bulb and helps stimulate the natural pigmentation of hair during regrowth; along with purple tulip extract - which acts on keratin-associated proteins to strengthen hair from the roots.The results are clinically proven: repigmented at the root, for hair that grows back with colour, stronger and softer.

It's easy to use, just apply 8 sprays once a day on dry or wet scalp and don't rinse out - you can rub it into the roots a bit especially at the back where it's harder to aim the spray.

One bottle will last you about a month with daily use - possibly a bit more or less depending on how big your head is and it will take 3 months (3 bottles) to see full results. Don't expect all of the grey to go away but it should be reduced by 77%, so the less grey you have, the better the visible results. And of course you'll have to keep using it to maintain the results so you will need to make it part of your daily routine forever to keep the grey at bay.

I don't have a lot of greys but they are noticeable enough that I tried it out for the 3 months just to see how well it would work and I ended up impressed. By month 2 there were definitely less greys growing in and by month 3, hardly any at all. Of course this would only be really useful if I was  looking to maintain my natural hair colour - since I usually dye it a different shade I might as well keep doing that - less money and effort - but I will say this for the treatment, for the 3 months I was using it my hair smelled great and was so soft!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at phyto-canada.ca.

- Lisamarie -

March 14, 2019

Moisturize with a sheet mask from Repiel, Garnier and Neutrogena!

Repiel Perfect Fit Mask Moisturizing - $8 - an immediate, highly moisturizing solution to prevent dry and rough skin with a highly adhering bio-cellulose mask that provides a long lasting hydrating effect with a selastin - a compound of 4 marine plants; bamboo water and Oriental dew drop enhanced moisture complex that hydrates dry skin to visibly make the skin look smoother and strengthen the skin barrier keeping skin healthy and looking great.

Available online at beautella.ca.
Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Super Hydrating Sheet Mask - $3.99 - provides deep moisture for instantly softer, more radiant skin in only 15 minutes! Containing anti-thirst technology - with actives from nature; hyaluronic acid and a half of a bottle of hydrating serum - that quenches dehydrated skin by recharging the superficial layers of the epidermis with water for 24 hours of lasting moisture. As well, it strengthens the skin’s natural barrier to protect it from external aggressions and preserve its youthful appearance. The 100% natural cellulose fiber tissue adheres perfectly to facial contours and works like a hydrating compress by infusing every part of the face with moisture for skin that looks re-plumped with a luminous complexion that is the very picture of natural glowing skin.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost 100% Hydrogel Mask - $4.99 - deeply moisturizes dry skin with an  innovative hydrogel face mask made with purified hyaluronic acid that instantly quenches dry skin, with a unique 100% hydrogel material that holds 50%  more essence than a paper face mask. Once applied, the face mask contours to the skin and seals in its hydrating formula for optimal absorption to deliver clinically proven results and leave skin hydrated, smooth and supple.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 13, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Revlon ColorStay Exactify Liquid Liner

Revlon ColorStay Exactify Liquid Liner - $14.99 - in Royal Purple, Mermaid Blue, Mulberry, Stunning Copper, Moonstruck Silver, Intense Black, Matte Black and Sparkling Black - with a formula that wears up to 24 hours and an exactify wheel tip and comfortable control handle that offer the ultimate no-skip delivery system for an unprecedented smooth, straight line every time - it's pretty awesome!
My best tip, hold it down on your skin firmly as you move it, like you would with a pizza cutter, if you don't the wheel tends to veer off in directions you don't want it to go!

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... day and night masks from Kosmea!

Has winter left your skin looking dull and lackluster? Then treat it to:

Kosmea Reveal Your Glow Mask - 75ml - $24.99 - a gentle exfoliating mask that sloughs off dead skin, gets rid of excess makeup and removes impurities to reveal a smooth, radiant face. The mask helps stimulate cell renewal and circulation to aid in maintaining youthful skin. With a nutrient-charged formula packed with natural ingredients including: kaolin clay and rice flour - draws out skin impurities to improve skin clarity; crushed chamomile flowers - soothe and calm the skin; and ground rose hips - gently exfoliate to reveal glowing, radiant skin that feels hydrated, smooth and soft.
Or if your skin really needs a boost, try a mask you can wear all night to wake up to soft, smooth and radiant skin that is full of moisture!

Kosmea Energising Radiance Mask - 75ml - $24.99 -  a soothing and calming overnight treatment mask that offers skin an instant moisture boost and long-lasting hydration, leaving it recharged, bright, and fresh as it strengthens and repairs the skin barrier. With a nourishing formula for the skin, from natural ingredients, including: jojoba oil, kakadu plum and moisture locking Saccharide Isomerate along with the healing power of rose hip oil and calendula to rebalance moisture, leaving the skin calmed and deeply nourished.

Available at well.ca.

- Lisamarie -

March 12, 2019

Quo by Orly 2019 Collection - with swatches!

Quo by Orly Nail Polish - $11 - introduces 9 new shades for 2019 to help make the year and your fingers a more colourful place:

Snuggle Up
Cashmere Crisis
Liquid Vinyl
Power Pastel
November Fog
After Glow
Desert Rose
Olive You Kelly
Fall Into Me

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 11, 2019

Brighten up with Vitamin C from Indeed Labs and The Better Skin Co. and protect the glow with La Roche-Posay!

Indeed Labs Vitamin C24: 22% + 2% Vitamin C Cream - 30ml - $24.99 - a paraben, colourant and fragrance-free combined serum and moisturizer formulated with 22% L-ascorbic acid -the purest form of vitamin C and 2% hyaluronic microspheres to help protect skin from environmental damage while increasing hydration levels to even out skin tone and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike other vitamin C serums, vitamin C24 has a unique formula that stays stable, doesn't oxidize and is designed to optimize absorption into the skin, allowing for maximum vitamin C benefits and potency while the moisturizing cream leaves skin brighter, younger and more radiant.
The Better Skin Co. Epik C Vitamin C Serum - 30ml - $54 - a super hydrating, skin tightening, spirit lifting serum that reduces the appearance of fine lines using cutting-edge plant-based technology. The advanced vitamin C formula works hard to improve the appearance of skin while the botanicals and fruit extracts help guard against pollution. Best of all it smells great - citrusy with a hint of lemon.
And don't forget to protect the glow with a sunscreen that feels like you are almost wearing nothing:

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Dry Touch Gel-Cream SPF60 - 50ml - $29.50 - protects the face from UVA and UVB rays with an anti-shine formula that instantly mattifies skin and minimizes shine.

All available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 8, 2019

Strengthen and rebuild hair with Joico Defy Damage!

Joico Defy Damage is here to protect all hair types from the ravaging effects of daily heat styling, UV exposure and environmental pollution - that all lead to dry, dull, lackluster locks! With a damage-defying formula with moringa seed oil and a protective lipid and SmartRelease Technology - a one-of-a-kind liposome delivery system that provides a trifecta of healthy-hair ingredients that continuously release rose hip oil, arginine and keratin - repairing, strengthening and protecting hair from the cumulative effects of daily styling.

Available in the collection:

Defy Damage Protective Shampoo - 300ml - $24.95 - with a rich, luxurious lather that gently cleanses, swiftly sloughing away dirt, impurities and build-up without roughing up the hair cuticle or stripping colour and protects hair with damage-prevention ingredients for hair that is shiny, smooth and clean.

Defy Damage Protective Conditioner - 250ml - $25.15 - a daily conditioner that instantly detangles, replenishes moisture and builds resilience everyday without weighing hair down. leaving hair soft, shiny and looking healthy.

Defy Damage Protective Masque - 150ml - $27.65 - infuses hair with brilliant, bond-strengthening defense to prevent breakage and proactively build hair's resistance to damage to leave hair touchably soft and shiny.

Defy Damage Protective Shield - 100ml - $27.65 - guards against damage caused by the harsh effects of daily styling - making hair 4X more resistant to breakage during heat styling - and exposure to UV and environmental pollution as well as protects against colour fade to leave hair soft, shiny, vibrant and healthy looking.

Available now at salons across Canada - go to joicocanada.com to find one near you.

- Lisamarie -

March 7, 2019

Kiss New York Professional Amorous Matte and Luscious Shine Gel Lipsticks - with swatches!

Kiss Amorous Matte Gel Lipstick - $6.99 - in 12 shades: Apple Picking, Brown Eyes, Butter Cocoa, Chocolate Recipe, Chocoholic, Girls Night Out, Kiss Red, Marvelous Rosy Pink, Pink From Venus, Salmon Delicacy, Sandy Brown, Vienna Sienna -  with velvety colour and a comfortable matte finish that won't dry out your lips.
Pink From Venus

Kiss Luscious Shine Gel Lipstick - $6.99 - in 12 shades: Apple Tea, Brooklyn Brick, Cali Rose, Christmas Flip, Incomparably Hot, Mocha Shake, Pink Julie, Red Devil, Sandy Seas, Stunning Elsa, Taro Gets Sexier, Trouble Maker - with bold colour and a highly-pigmented and shiny finish.
Sandy Seashore 

No matter which finish you pick, you'll love how featherlight the formulas are, it truly feels like you have nothing on!

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

- Lisamarie -

March 6, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Physicians Formula The Healthy Eyeshadow

Physicians Formula The Healthy Eyeshadow - $10.99 - in 5 complementary shade quads that include both shimmer and matte shadows in each one: Rose Nude, Classic Nude, Canyon Classic, Smoky Bronze and Smoky Plum - with an ultra-creamy, highly-pigmented, skin-loving formula infused with anti-aging peptides, vegan collagen and vitamins C& E that that can be used wet or dry and the colours mixed and layered.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Quo 2019 Spring Collection!

I'm just going to say it - the Quo 2019 Spring Collection is my favourite Quo collection ever - the colours are all so wearable, the packaging is adorable and the attention to detail with the theme from the cactus imprint in the powders to the cactus flower on the top of the stains - is impressive! But my favourite item from the collection has to be:

Cactus Sponge - $10 - latex free and comes apart in two pieces to make it precise for blending - use with concealers, powders and liquid foundations - or for instant happiness, just look at it!
Eye Shadow Palette - $18 - in Desert Rose - includes one pink, one cactus green and two sand toned shades to create a cool, neutral look and Desert Sun - includes one shimmery golden hue and three matching nude and brown shades for a warm, neutral look - along with a double-sided mini eye shadow brush.
Face Palette - $20 - in Sand Dune and Badlands - contains one contour powder and three highlighters to create everything from dramatic contours to a soft, natural glow.
Cream Lip Stain - $10 - in Mariposa - soft pink and Apache - nude - starts as a gloss and finishes as a stain that delivers the same high-pigment payoff of a lipstick.
Luxe Buffing Brush - $15 - builds coverage and buffs away imperfections - for use with liquid, cream and powder foundations for a natural-looking, streak-free finish with less product absorption - and of course the rose gold makes it look so luxe!

Available now while they last at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie - 

March 5, 2019

Skin goes luminous with the Annabelle Enlighten Collection!

Easily achieve the no-makeup look and a luminous and fresh complexion with the Annabelle Enlighten Collection - with a range of products that give you the natural skin but better look with no effort.

What I like best from the lineup:

Annabelle Enlighten Loose Finishing Powder
- $9.95 - a mattifying, paraben and oil-free silky powder that absorbs excess sebum and sets makeup all day long as it corrects redness, diminishes the appearance of dark circles and protects against blue light damage to improve skin's youthful radiance and enhance brightness.
Also available in the collection:

Enlighten Refreshing Perfecting Primer
- 30ml - $9.95 - with a paraben and oil-free formula that smooths and prepares skin for makeup to improve hold as it gently exfoliates and illuminates to provide a flawless, unified complexion and reduces the appearance of pores.

Micellar Water
- 230ml - $9.95 - great for all skin types, it cleanses and removes all makeup from face, eyes and lips as it tones and revitalizes skin with soothing aloe and green tea extract sin a hypoallergenic, paraben and oil-free formula. And is quick and easy to use thanks to the mess-free pump.

Enlighten Highlight Drops
- 15ml - $8.95 - in 4 shades: Champagne, White Gold, Rose Gold, Bronze -  oil-free, pigmented highlight drops that offer maximum brightness for a radiant, healthy looking complexion.

Enlighten Hydrating Illuminating Veil
- 30ml - $9.95 - a paraben and oil-free 2-in-1 cream that combines the comfort and texture of a moisturizer with the luminous result of a highlighter to hydrate and illuminate for a fresh and luminous complexion as it visibly helps to reduce skin damage thanks to antioxidants.

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

- Lisamarie -

March 4, 2019

Smooth skin made easy with Garnier, Mary Kay and Neutrogena!

Garnier SkinActive Deep Pore Exfoliating Scrub -150ml - $10.99 - with a 97% naturally-derived and 100% vegan formula that decongests skin - even sensitive - and mattifies with green tea and gently exfoliates to reduce the appearance of pores and leave skin smoother with a refined texture.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Mary Kay Botanical Effects Invigorating Scrub - 88ml - $21 - exfoliates to remove dead and dull skin, leaving pores feeling deeply cleaned with an antioxidant-packed formula containing dragon fruit extract - to help fight skin-damaging free radicals, aloe extract - for an added boost of antioxidants and natural exfoliating fruit seeds to help unclog pores to leave skin looking smoother with a well-rested radiance and healthy glow.

Available 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.
Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Cooling Gel Scrub - 119g - $10.99 -  with cooling gel formula that unclogs pores with gentle exfoliators and salicylic acid - getting rid of trapped dirt, make-up and oil that can cause breakouts while it helps to preserve skin’s essential moistue without leaving skin feeling stripped - just soft and deeply purified.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 1, 2019

Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Detail Master Directional Fixing Spray

Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Detail Master Directional Fixing Spray - 185ml - $42 - a non-aerosol, directional, hair fixing spray with zone-focused contol that captures every detail with precision while allowing workability after application and provides all-day high hold without the sticky or crunch finish of most hairsprays and leaves hair shiny.

Safe on colour-treated and great for:
controlled curls;
detailed updos; and
long-lasting blowouts

It also makes it easy to create that almost-wet, perfected hair look that is usually so hard to get. Just apply it to wet hair, allowing it to set your strands in place - then use it on dry hair to capture the look and hold all day long while giving  tresses a sleek, shine finish.
Available at salons and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -