May 21, 2019

OPI Always Bare for You Collection Spring 2019 - with swatches!

This spring, embrace soft, sheer color with OPI Always Bare for You - with six shades in the prettiest neutral, feminine hues that offer a hint of color – -ideal for anyone seeking a delicate nail look, especially brides and brides-to-be.
Baby, Take A Vow - blushing pink
Throw Me A Kiss - flirty iridescent pink
Chiffon-d of You - metallic nude
Bare My Soul - chic nude
Engage-meant To Be - alluring pale lilac
Ring Bare-er - elegantly understated blue

The collection is available in classic Nail Lacquer - $13.50 - with a rich formula for even application without streaking; Infinite Shine - $16.40 - offers a high-shine finish with up to 11-day wear; and GelColor - (an in-salon professional service only) - provides a salon-perfect finish with up to three-week wear, while Infinite Shine and traditional lacquer application.

- Lisamarie -

May 20, 2019

Clean up the micellar way with Aveeno, Bourjois, Life Brand and Garnier!

Aveeno Positively Radiant MaxGlow Micellar Gel Cleanser - 150ml - $12.99 - with a mild and gentle gel formula containing a moisture-rich soy and kiwi complex that works like a magnet to draw out and wash away makeup, oil, and other skin-dulling impurities and leave skin feeling hydrated, soft and dewy.

I don't normally love gel cleansers as they tend to leave my skin feeling tight and "over-cleaned" but that has not been an issue with this one - my skin feels and looks soft and plump after using and I love the pump dispenser!

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Bourjois Micellar Cleansing Water - 250ml - $18 - cleanses the skin and removes makeup in one sweep with an alcohol and fragrance free formula containing white lotus extracts, with soothing and hydrating properties, to help to comfort the skin and is a great option for all skin types, even sensitive.

Available at drugstores across Canada.
Life Brand Micellar Facial Cleansing Wipes - 25 wipes - $9.99 - soft, textured wipes formulated with 100% plant-based fibres and pre-moistened with fragrance-free micelles to help trap and lift away dirt, oil and makeup to gently remove complexion dulling impurities, leaving skin feeling clean, hydrated and refreshed.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Eye Makeup Remover Pads - 100 pads - $9.99 - offers ultra gentle, precise and convenient eye makeup removal with no rinse, harsh rubbing and zero greasy residue that is ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested and safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 17, 2019

Curly hair must have - Sebastian Whipped Crème


Sebastian Whipped Crème - 157ml - $22.95 - a luxurious, nourishing, lightweight styling whip to define bouncing curls and soft waves. The protein-rich formula strengthens and nourishes hair as it whips up sensual curvaceous shapes, while conditioning and protecting hair for a silky soft and gloss, shiny finish, without leaving hair dry or crunchy.

It's easy to use, just shake well and dispense downwards into the palm and distribute evenly into damp hair. Then air dry for sleek waves or blow-dry for tousled locks or set for glamorous, bouncy curls.

Available at salons and Trade Secrets stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 16, 2019

Aveeno Cracked Skin Relief CICA Ointment and Balm

Have extra dry skin that desperately needs nourishment? That's an easy fix with Aveeno Cracked Skin Relief  - formulated to intensely moisturize and help repair problem skin with two products that dry, thirsty skin will love:

Aveeno Cracked Skin Relief CICA Ointment - 48g - $15.99 - instantly soothes and helps heal extra dry, cracked skin thanks to a unique targeted tip applicator applicator that applies a protective layer with a fragrance and steroid-free formula leaving skin feeling soft and smooth, just the way nature intended.

Aveeno Cracked Skin Relief CICA Balm - 312g - $19.99 - helps protect and relieve cracked skin by intensely moisturizing on contact, adding a layer of protection to the skin and reducing moisture loss with a fragrance, paraben and steroid-free moisture-rich triple oat complex that helps shield skin from the weather's drying effects adding moisture from head to toe.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 15, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Kiss Professional Hexa Eyeshadow Palette

Kiss Professional Hexa Eyeshadow Palette - $12.99 - in 4 shades: Matte Nude, Nude Brown, Pink Nude and Pink Taupe - an everyday eye shadow palette with six natural, complementary shades that include a mix of mattes and shimmers to create a variety of looks for everyday use and features a long-lasting formula that doesn't require a primer.








  

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Avon Smoothing, Brightening and Calming Sheet Masks!

Unveil beautiful skin with a soft-cloth fabric mask from Avon infused with potent natural ingredients:

Avon Smooth Out Life's Little Wrinkles Smoothing Sheet Mask - $4.99 - with resveratrol and chia seed to instantly moisturize and help smooth out the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Get On The Bright Side Brightening Sheet Mask - $4.99 - with grapefruit and vitamin C to instantly moisturize and leave skin looking brighter, more even-toned and radiant.

Put Your Cool Face On Calming Sheet Mask - $4.99 - with cucumber and aloe Vera to instantly soothe and leave skin feeling calm and relaxed.

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

- Lisamarie -

May 14, 2019

Revlon PhotoReady Candid Collection

Revlon introduces a line of flawless, natural-finish makeup products - PhotoReady Candid - with feel good antioxidant and anti-pollution protection in an anti-blue-light formula without any of the stuff you don't want including oils, parabens, phthalates, and harsh fragrances.

Revlon PhotoReady Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation - $15.99 - in 31 shades: 110 Porcelain - light with cool, peach undertones, 120 Buff - light/medium with with neutral, subtle beige undertones, 130 Ivory - light with cool pink undertones, 150 Creme Brulee - light with warm undertones, 200 Nude - light/medium with cool, peach undertones, 210 Natural Ochre - light/medium with warm, yellow undertones, 220 Sand Beige - medium with neutral, subtle olive undertones, 230 Bare - light/medium with neutral, subtle pink undertones, 240 Natural Beige - medium with cool undertones, 250 Vanilla - light/medium with neutral, subtle peach undertones, 260 Chai - light/medium with cool, rosy undertones, 270 Medium Beige - medium with warm beige undertones, 300 Dune - light/medium with warm, beige undertones, 310 Butterscotch - medium with neutral, subtle golden undertones, 320 Tawny - light/medium with neutral, subtle olive undertones, 330 Light Honey - light/medium with warm, golden-apricot undertones, 340 True Beige - medium/deep with cool, peach undertones, 350 Natural Tan - medium/deep with cool, rosy undertones, 360 Cashew - light/medium with neutral, subtle golden undertones, 400 Macadamia - medium/deep with warm, golden-beige undertones, 410 Toast - medium/deep with warm, golden undertones, 420 Sun Beige - medium with warm, golden undertones, 430 Honey Beige - medium/deep with neutral, subtle olive undertones, 440 Caramel - medium/deep with neutral, subtle golden undertones, 500 Almond - deep with warm golden undertones, 510 Cappuccino - deep with neutral, subtle rosy undertones, 520 Cocoa - deep with neutral, subtle olive undertones, 530 Pecan - deep with warm, golden brown undertones, 540 Walnut - deep with cool undertones, 550 Mocha - deep with neutral, subtle golden undertones, 560 Espresso - dark with warm undertones - a skin-enhancing, natural-looking, medium coverage foundation with a weightless feel, all day hydration and a flawless, natural finish. And don't worry if you need more then medium coverage - it is very buildable!

PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer - $10.99 - in 18 shades: 001 Banana, 005 Fair, 010 Vanilla, 015 Light, 020 Bisque, 022 Sand, 025 Creme Brulee, 027 Biscuit, 028 Oat, 030 Light Medium, 040 Medium, 050 Medium Deep, 055 Chestnut, 060 Deep, 065 Cafe, 070 Nutmeg, 075 Hazelnut, 080 Espresso New Edition  - a smooth medium-coverage concealer that camouflages blemishes, dark circles and puff, with a jolt of caffeine to help wake up tired skin

PhotoReady Candid Anti-Pollution Setting Powder - $15.99 - in 3 shades: 001 Translucent, 002 Medium, 003 Deep - a translucent, lightweight, ultra-fine loose setting powder that evens out skin tone, creates a natural, airbrushed effect and sets makeup while it protects. I especially appreciate the built in sifter with a snap on cover that not only cuts down on mess while using, but also makes it super easy to travel with!

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 13, 2019

Glow with a toner from StriVectin Ole Henriksen and Fresh!

Looking to replace your skin's lost glow? These are all great choices - just remember, as with all radiance products, be sure and wear sunscreen every day or you will undo all your hard work!

StriVectin Advanced Glow Tri-Phase Daily Glow Toner - 148ml - $43 - with a blend of skin transforming acids and nourishing botanical extracts that come together in a three-phase formula containing hyaluronic acid - to deeply hydrate; lactic acid - a gentle AHA; mandelic acid - helps refine pores; rice amino acid - deeply moisturizes to help counter irritation; licorice root extract - soothes skin and enhances luminosity; squalane oil - nourishes and replenishes skin; Aloe Leaf & Calendula Flower Extracts - to soothe dry, fatigued skin; NIA-114 - strengthens the skin barrier and supercharges the performance of other ingredients - together they smooth, hydrate and brighten for a radiant, lit-from-within glow.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.
Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner - 190ml - $34 - with a supercharged formula containing high-potency AHAs (glycolic and lactic acids) - to even skin tone and texture and help reduce the appearance of dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles in as little as 7 days; witch hazel water - to help brighten and refine skin; and lemon, sugar cane, licorice root, chamomile, and sandalwood extracts - help soothe and condition skin. Best of all is the addictive lemon sugar scent and the invigorating  tingle which always helps me believe a product is working!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
Fresh Peony Brightening Moisturizing Facial Toner - 198ml - $81 - with a silky, soothing, cushiony, fast-absorbing texture that brightens, improves skin’s clarity and provides up to 24 hours of moisture for soft, luminous skin powered by Fresh’s brightening complex - to help even the appearance of skin tone and hyaluronic acid - which helps to attract and retain moisture for a smooth, supple, youthful-looking complexion.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

May 10, 2019

Fjallraven Foldsack No.3 Shoulder Bag

Dreaming of summer travels? Then it's time to start thinking of everything you'll need to get around including the perfect travel bag:

Fjallraven Foldsack No.3 Shoulder Bag - $95 - available in 12 colours, it's a simple, smaller (30cm x 25cm)  shoulder bag, designed to carry life’s necessities where ever you are going.

Made from strong and durable G-1000 HeavyDuty in a  functional design with a flap that folds down and is fastened in place at the front with textile straps and metal buckles to keep everything secure. It features a zippered outer pocket which is the perfect place to stash your passport and boarding documents and is covered by the flap when it is down for extra security and a main compartment big enough to fit a map, A4 size documents, an iPad, wallet and other items you cannot be without. For carrying you can choose between textile handles on the upper edge or an adjustable textile shoulder strap.

Available at Fjallraven stores across Canada and online at  https://fjallraven.ca.

- Lisamarie -

May 9, 2019

Needful Things - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color - $30 - in a range of 8 universally-flattering shades: Uncensored - perfect universal red, Unveil - chocolate brown, Uncuffed - rosy mauve, Unbutton - peachy nude, Uninvited - smooth black, Unlocked -vivid pink, Unattached - bright coral, Undefeated - sultry purple - with a weightless, long-wearing formula that dries to a soft-matte finish.

The good - the shades really do look great on pretty much every skin tone - I've been especially  obsessed with googling Uncensored swatches and I have yet to find anyone that it doesn't flatter!

The bad - even though it's advertised as long wearing I don't find it to be the usual porn-star level that I expect from a liquid lipstick - it is far from transfer-proof!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

May 8, 2019

This week I'm obsessed with... Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying wipes and mask!

It's that time of year again when you should be wearing sunscreen on your face every day - if you aren't, start! And while it does a wonderful job of protecting my skin from all kinds of nasty things like wrinkles and cancer, it also makes my pores feel clogged and like there is a layer of something still on my skin even after washing which is why this is the time of year that I like to add something purifying to my skincare routine like:

Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Micellar Cleansing Wipes - 25 wipes - $10.99 - gentle, oil and alcohol free, ultra-soft wipes, powered by triple micellar technology that combine 3 different types of gentle cleansers that work together to:

remove even the toughest makeup, including waterproof mascara;
effectively cleanse by targeting all skin impurities like excess oil, dirt and pore-clogging makeup; and
purify skin while helping preserve skin’s essential moisture

No rinsing required - just purified skin that looks soft and healthy.

Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Peel-Off Mask - 10g - $4.79 - designed to unclog pores, remove dead skin cells, excess surface oil, dirt and makeup to reveal clear, softer, healthier-looking skin. When applied, the sheet mask’s unique oil-free and non-comedogenic formula changes from a liquid to a soft solid and becomes clearer as it dries and peels off easily with absolutely no rinsing required.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 7, 2019

Quo Mother's Day 2019 Collection


The Quo Mother's Day collection makes it easy to treat mom (or yourself) to something special for this weekend with lots of special items that will go a long way to helping her forget all the rotten stuff you did this year!

Quo Blooming Blush - $14 - my favourite thing from the collection is this beautiful 3 shade blush shaped like a rose - the best way to give and get flowers!

Quo Blossom Face & Eye Palette - $25 - includes 16 eye shadows, 2 blush, 2 contour powders and 2 highlighters - all in one pretty case.
Quo Pretty In Peach - $20 - contains a highlighter, blush, bronzer and 4 eyeshadows.
Quo Multi-Stick Trio - $20 - includes a cream formula blush, highlighter and contour that is easy to apply, highly blendable and leaves skin with a velvet finish.
Quo Lipstick Trio - $20 -  contains 3 creamy, luxe lipsticks in Dahlia, Lotus and Coral Bell.
Quo Lip Gloss Trio - $20 - with 3 high shine, long-lasting lip glosses in Morning Glory, Peony and  Primrose.
Quo Blotting Papers - $9 - includes one portable pack of natural papers and one pack of rose scented papers for easy blotting on the go. Simply pull a sheet from the box and lightly dab the oily areas of the face.
Quo Rose Quartz Facial Roller with Pouch - $25 - offers a multitude of benefits including helping to decrease facial puffiness and firm the look of skin through gentle massage. It is built to have a cooling and soothing effect on the skin and helps reduce facial tension. Use the larger sized stone for forehead, cheeks and jawline and the smaller side for under eyes and chin area.
Quo Blending Sponges - $10 - includes three sponges in a new easy to use size including: the classic blending sponge for buffing and blending foundation; the expert sponge with an angled flat side that allows for precise and controlled baking and contouring; and a mini egg-shaped sponge, perfect for on-the-go touch-ups of concealer or foundation.
Quo Compact Mirror - $10 
Quo Manicure Set - $12 - a deluxe rose gold manicure set gives you all the essentials to create your perfect manicure at home or on the go. Includes 5 full-sized items: scissors, nail clippers, emery board, slanted tweezers and nail cleaner.

Available now for a limited time at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at https://beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca/Beauty/Collections/Quo-Mother%27s-Day/c/M-quo-mothersday.

- Lisamarie -

May 6, 2019

Protect and perfect with a tinted mineral sunscreen from Vichy, Avene and La Roche-Posay!

Vichy Ideal Soleil Ultra-Fluid Tinted Lotion SPF60 - 45ml - $29.95 - lightweight, non-greasy and non-shiny with 100% mineral filter protection that is 80 minute water ans sweat resistant and won't leave a white cast behind while the enriched formula which contains antioxidants vitamin E and sunflower oil ensures complete protection against UVA and UVB rays and sis safe to use on even the most senstive skin.

Avene Very High Protection Tinted Mineral Fluid SPF 50 - 40ml - $33 - a quick-absorbing, ultra-light texture, dry touch and matte finish 100% mineral sunscreen that offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and includes a universal shade for an instant natural glow. As an added bonus, the water resistant formula is fragrance and paraben-free so works for even the most sensitive skin.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Tinted Ultra-Fluid Lotion SPF 50 - 50ml - $34 - a quick absorbing, water-resistant, fragrance and paraben-free 100% mineral sunscreen with a universal shade for an instant natural glow while still providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB high protection.

All available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 3, 2019

Marc Anthony Instant Miracle Masks

Marc Anthony Instant Miracle Mask Damage Repair Hair Mask - 200ml - $10.99 - seals in moisture and helps repair visible damage with an ultra-rich, luxurious formula packed with deeply nourishing shea butter to moisturize and smooth; avocado oil and grapeseed oil - to correct dry damaged areas; and hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed keratin - to leave split ends visibly restored. Immediately upon use it works to restore softness, shine and manageability to hair while protecting it from future breakage and split ends.

Marc Anthony Instant Miracle Mask Volumizing Clay Hair Mask - $200ml - $10.99 - deeply cleanses hair and scalp to remove buildup and unclog pores with a custom blended formula containing a trio of purifying clays including Moroccan lava, bentonite and kaolin that help clarify and detoxify hair and scalp to leave hair more voluminous with noticable root lift.

Both formulas are free of sulfates and phthalates and will last up to 8 uses.

Available at drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 2, 2019

Feel dry and fresh naturally with Live Clean Natural Deodorant!

Live Clean Natural Deodorant - $7.99 - in 3 scents: Sparkling Citrus, Cool & Fresh, Powder Clean as well as a Fragrance Free option - feature  99% naturally derived ingredients that go on dry and offer freshness, comfort and odour control without any whiteness, residue or harmful ingredients.

With a unique, aluminum free formula that combines baking soda and corn starch - to neutralize and combat odour, soothing aloe, vitamin E and is enriched with certified organic parsley, rosemary and sage to leave underarms conditioned and fresh all day.

And as with all Live Clean products, is free from aluminum, propylene glycol, phthalates, parabens, silicone, phosphates, triclosan and petrolatum.

Available now at Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaws stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 1, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Vivier Platine GrenzCine Eye

Are your eyes fighting thinning skin, deeper wrinkles and a loss of volume? No worries, help is here with:

Vivier Platine GrenzCine Eye - 15ml - $195 - a fragrance-free cream designed to help increase skin thickness and firmness on the eye lids and the delicate area around the contour of the eyes while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles and increasing moisturization and luminosity.

Clinically proven to thicken the skin from the “outside in” while boosting the collagen from the “inside out” with an innovative and patent-pending slow-release formulation containing Polyamine-DAB and Vitamin C as well as hydrating ingredients for skin that is beautiful, more luminous, plumper and healthier-looking.

Part of the GrenzCine line that also includes a Serum, Neck Cream and Body Cream.

Available at clinics and dermaspas across Canada - check out https://www.vivierskin.com to find one near you.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Kat Von D Crush Technicolor Crayon Set!

Kat Von D Crushes Technicolor Crayon Set - $43 - a trio of ultra-versatile face pigment sticks in bold and bright colours including: vibrant Electric Blue, punchy pink Bubblegum and vivid Wild Orange.

The chubby pencil format makes for easy, direct application while delivering creamy colour, opaque payoff and easy blendability that can be worn alone, layered or blended for endless creative and bright makeup looks.

I probably wouldn't wear the blue on my lips unless I was trying to look like Sadness from Inside Out - but I'm not ruling it out entirely either! I've been playing around with them and so far, I like all of the shades on my lids smudged out with a layer of eye gloss on top for a shimmery look that is perfect for festival season!

Available now at Sephora stores across Canada and online at katvondbeauty.com and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -