October 15, 2019

OPI x Hello Kitty Holiday 2019 Collection - with swatches!

OPI and Hello Kitty have teamed up once again for a new holiday collection featuring 12 signature shades plus three festive glitters - ranging from frosty whites and pinks to deep velvety hues and lots and lots of sparkles - available in classic Nail Lacquer, long-wear Infinite Shine and GelColor formulas:
Let's Be Friends! - cotton-candy pink
Glitter to My Heart - silvery glitz and glam.
A Hush of Blush - shy pink
Let’s Celebrate! - berry and bright
All About the Bows - deep cranberry red
A Kiss on the Chìc - rich burgundy
Pile on the Sprinkles - purple shimmer
Hello Pretty - dark navy
Let Love Sparkle - silver white
My Favorite Gal Pal - classic dark beauty
Many Celebrations to Go! - golden frost
Isn’t She Iconic! - gracious grey
Glitter All the Way - gold glitter
Born to Sparkle - starry pink glitter
Dream in Glitter - dreamy pink glitter

Available now: the Nail Lacquers for $13.30 each and Infinite Shine for $16.40 each at professional salons and Hudson's Bay stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

October 14, 2019

Avon Anew Neutralize Anti-Pollution Collection

Pollution ages the look of skin faster than time alone with environmental pollutants like dirt, dust, smoke and smog which contribute to the look of dull skin, clogged pores, age spots and wrinkles which means that your skin needs something to visibly protect skin and keep it looking healthy fresh and youthful - like:

Avon Anew Neutralize Anti-Pollution - with a formula containing adaptogens - healing botanicals extracts that help protect the body from environmental stressors and visible signs of pollution-induced aging including: matcha - a form of green tea with vitamins, minerals and superfood antioxidants to help neutralize and visibly repair pollution damage; ginger - an antioxidant used for centuries to help visibly even skin tone and boost skin's ability to repair itself; and amta - Indian gooseberry with high levels of vitamin C known to support radiance.

Available in the collection:

Neutralize Anti-Pollution Serum - 30ml - $46 - creates an invisible shield to help block damaging pollutants that cause signs of premature aging - and don't be freaked out by it, it goes on black but rubs in clear!

Neutralize Anti-Pollution Charcoal Mask Stick - 50g - $30 - with a powerful combination of charcoal and kaolin clay to help absorb oil and toxins and soothe irritated skin, leaving it looking freshly clean and gorgeously glowing.

It comes in a clever no-mess stick format that makes it easy to target specific areas when applying.

Neutralize Anti-Pollution Charcoal Pore Strips - 6 nose strips - $16 - instantly removes dirt, oil and other pollutants to reveal fresh, clean skin.

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

- Lisamarie -

October 11, 2019

Fragrant Friday - So...? Miss So...?

So...? introduces new scents inspired by the woman who seizes every opportunity in life with fierce optimism and passion, strives for success and glamour and loves and lives by her own rules.

With 4 new scents:

Miss So...? Love Potion - 50ml Eau Fraiche - $14.97, 140ml Perfume Mist - $9.97 - a spell-binding scent with top notes of wild berries and apple; a heart of jasmine; and base notes of sandalwood and musk.

Miss So...? Daydream - $14.97, 140ml Perfume Mist - $9.97 - a dreamy fragrance with fruity top notes of pomegranate and pear; heart notes of white chocolate and caramel; and base notes of sandalwood and amber.

Miss So...? Secret Crush - $14.97, 140ml Perfume Mist - $9.97 - an innocent scent with top notes of peony and cherry blossom; a fruity heart of apricot; and base notes of amber and musk.

And my particular fave:

Miss So...? Midnight Magic - $14.97, 140ml Perfume Mist - $9.97 - a magical fragrance with dewy notes of nectarine and strawberry opening up the fragrance, complemented by mysterious notes of oriental vanilla and praline.

Which starts of fruity sweet and dries down to smell like cookies - yum!

Available at Walmart and select Pharmasave stores across Canada and online at walmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -

October 10, 2019

Mary Kay Mint Bliss Energizing Lotion for Feet & Legs

Mary Kay Mint Bliss Energizing Lotion for Feet & Legs - 88ml - $16 - helps revive tired feet and legs with a refreshing cool mint formula - perfect for days when you've been busy with holiday shopping and parties!

And right now as a special bonus, when you purchase the Mint Bliss Lotion you'll get a pair of warm and fuzzy socks for free! They are the perfect thing to make your feet all snuggly after applying the lotion or perfect  for my favourite moisturizing trick - apply a thick layer of the lotion, put on the socks and sleep in them - you will wake up to the most incredibly soft feet!

Available through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant until December 31st or while supplies last - if you don't have one you can locate one at - www.marykay.ca or 1-866-455-5454.

- Lisamarie -

October 9, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Ardell Fright Night Spooky Lashes

Ardell Fright Night Spooky Lashes helps enhance any Halloween look with a collection that includes six styles of fun, easy-to-apply lashes:

Goddess Lash Duo - $11.99
Fairy Witch Lash - $11.99
Spider Web Lash - $11.99
Mesmerizing Lash Duo - $11.99
Enchantress Lash - $7.99
Bat Girl Lash - $7.99

They are about as easy to apply as any other false lash:

1. Align the lash band with your natural lash line to check the fit. Trim the outer end if required.
2. Apply a thin line of lash adhesive to the lash band and wait for 30 seconds until the
adhesive becomes tacky.
3. Place the lash band as close to your natural lash line as possible and gently press down
to secure.

To remove, simply peel off the lash from the outer edge and carefully remove adhesive from the band to reuse. If treated gently you can usually get several uses out of them.

Available for a limited time at stores across Canada including Brunet, Familiprix, Jean Coutu, Uniprix, Rexall, London Drugs and Lawtons.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Shiseido Benefiance Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask!

Shiseido Benefiance Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask - 4 pairs - $80 - a concentrated face treatment sheet mask that encourages skin's natural recovery function and provides a rich infusion of moisture to help improve texture.

With a single application of the vitality-enhancing complex it helps
restore youthful suppleness and radiance thanks to an advanced formula featuring pure liquid retinol delivery system to help combat wrinkles, dryness and dullness along  with chlorella plant extract.

The relaxing fragrance inspires feelings of comfort and calm and having both an upper and a lower mask piece makes the mask easier to apply and without the wrinkles and gaps you can get with one piece mask.

It's easy to use: after applying the lower piece, position the upper piece around eye area. Leave on for 15 minutes, then peel off. Smooth any remaining emulsion into skin with a light massage motion and enjoy your healthy looking and glowing skin!

Available at Shiseido counters across Canada and online at shiseido.ca.

- Lisamarie -

October 8, 2019

Avon Magix Wand Foundation Stick - the magic wand that does it all!

Avon Magix Wand Foundation Stick - $15 - in 16 versatile shades: Meringue, Marshmallow, Coconut, Vanilla, Macadamia, Chai, Toasty, Cappuccino, Tiramisu, Praline, Amaretto, Latte, Hazelnut, Cognac, Pecan, Truffle - a long-wearing, full face, multi use makeup stick that allows you to conceal, highlight and contour, creating a smooth canvas, perfecting tone and blurring flaws.

With a water-resistant, crease-proof, lightweight cream-to-powder formula that offers buildable, sheer-to-full coverage and light-diffusing, high-pigment powders that blur the look of pores and wrinkles, visibly smoothing and evening texture; shea butter and vitamin E to moisturize and provide antioxidant protection. It blends easily and seamlessly for all day wear with a soft, demi-matte finish that helps control oil and shine.

It's great for travel thanks to a purse and pocket-friendly format and can be used as a foundation or concealer (with your base shade), highlighter (pick a shades a couple of shades lighter) and contourer (pick a shade a couple of shades darker) - just apply and blend - fingertips, brush or sponge - whatever you like!

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

- Lisamarie -

October 7, 2019

Say good morning to glowing skin with Ole Henriksen Goodnight Glow Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème!

Do some good for your skin as it goes into repair mode overnight with a rich sleeping cream that makes the most of that time, exfoliating the skin’s surface to allow fresher skin to glow through with:

Ole Henriksen Goodnight Glow Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème - 50ml - $71 - an all-in-one skin perfecting cream that deeply hydrates and targets fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots while you sleep.

Formulated with a powerful concentration of AHAs and  bakuchiol - a plant-based retinol alternative with youth-boosting benefits to fight all major signs of aging for an overnight skin transformation along with edelweiss stem cell - a delicately beautiful and resilient flower that thrives in harsh conditions - this potent sleeping cream also helps visibly firm and improve elasticity. 
You'll also fall in love with the smooth, rich texture of the cream and its peaceful pastel hue and soothing scent and of course waking up to skin that looks smoother, more youthful and deeply hydrated!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

October 4, 2019

Fragrant Friday - Yves Saint Laurent Libre

Yves Saint Laurent wants you to have the freedom to live everything in excess with their new floral fragrance - Libre - 50ml EDP - $125, 90ml EDP - $168 - with top notes of mandarin orange, lavender essence from France, black currant, and petitgrain; heart notes of jasmine, lavender essence and Moroccan orange blossom and base notes of Madagascar vanilla, cedar ambergris and musk accord.

It's a bold floral scent with a warm, feminine twist thanks to the lavender which I honestly didn't think I would like as I always think of it as an old lady kind of smell - but there is nothing old lady about this lavender!

The bottle is a knockout couture statement featuring a black asymmetric cap like a sexy couture dress, with gold chains around the neck that are reminiscent of the iconic YSL it-bags, wrapped in a gold, 3D Yves Saint Laurent logo.

Available at select Sephora stores and Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques across Canada and online at sephora.ca, beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca and yslbeauty.ca.

- Lisamarie -

October 3, 2019

Avon Soft Matte Liquid Lip - with swatches!

Avon Soft Matte Liquid Lip - $15 - in 8 matte shades: Resilient, Tenacious, Relentless, Ambitious, Resolute, Devoted, Driven and Persistent - with a nourishing formula containing poppy seed oil and vitamin E and micronized pigments that release vivid colour on impact.


The colour goes on evenly and looks totally matte without being dry and feels utterly weightless on - and while it is a long-wearing formula, some of it does come off when eating, drinking, kissing, etc.

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

- Lisamarie -

October 2, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Stila Suede Shade Liquid Eye Shadow

Stila Suede Shade Liquid Eye Shadow - $31 - in 8 pigment-packed shades: Nude Awakening - bone, Sassy - nude pink, Midnight Expresso - warm brown, Smoky Silk - light grey, Enchanted Earth - olive green, Bust A Mauve - deep mauve, Something Blue - sky blue, Violet Velvet - light violet mauve - with a multidimensional finish that is still matte thanks to subtle iridescent pearls that add a hidden lift to the formula, without adding shine.

The long-wearing formula glides on smoothly with a lightweight, refreshing feel that look great on their own but also, because of the matte finish, also make a great primer for layering other shadows on top!

Available at Stila counters across Canada and online at stila.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Aveeno Peel Off Masks!

Brighten, mattify or fight pollution with a peel off mask from Aveeno!

Say goodbye to dull, impure and dry skin with Aveeno Positively Radiant MaxGlow Peel Off Mask - 59g - $14.49 - helps exfoliate dry skin and remove dry skin patches with a formula infused with alpha hydroxy acids, soy and a kiwi complex to visibly even out, brighten, and reduce the appearance of surface lines and wrinkles to reveals smoother, brighter, glowing skin.

Say goodbye to oily looking skin with Aveeno Clear Complexion Purely Matte Peel Off Mask - 59g - $14.49 - lifts away pore-clogging impurities to reveal clearer-looking skin with a formula infused with alpha hydroxy acids plus soy and pomegranate to eliminate shine and even skin tone for healthier looking skin and a brighter complexion.

Say hello to younger looking skin with Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Pre-tox Peel Off Mask - 59g - $14.49 - renews and exfoliates skin by removing pollutants and environmental aggressors with a formula infused with alpha hydroxy acids, antioxidant-rich blackberry complex and vitamin E to nourish, visibly brighten, exfoliate, and reduce the appearance of surface lines and wrinkles.

They're easy to use, simply apply a generous layer, let dry and gently peel off - bonus points if you can get it off in one, strangely satisfying piece - no need to rinse!

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

October 1, 2019

Quo Radical Blur Translucent Powder

Quo Radical Blur Translucent Powder - $18 - in a universal shade that works for all skin tones it's an ultra-fine, silky powder that captures and softens light reflecting on the skin.

With a lightweight formula that can be applied over foundation or worn alone, it features invisible application with sheer, semi-matte coverage that helps minimize pores and blur fine lines and imperfections leaving you with a flawless finish and radiant looking skin - re-apply as necessary to control shine.

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

- Lisamarie -