October 31, 2019

Mary Kay Ultra Stay Lip Lacquer Kit

Mary Kay Ultra Stay Lip Lacquer Kit - $47 - includes a full size Ultra Stay Lip Lacquer in your choice of 3 shades: Cherry, Plum and Rose - along with a full sized Lip Lacquer Sealer and Lip Lacquer Eraser.

The two-step system with ultrafine pigments and colour locking technology leaves lips transfer, kiss, any- and everything-proof easily applied with a thoughtfully designed, goof-proof, flexible  doe-foot applicator tip that helps you precisely apply opaque colour. Which is then locked in with a supremely shiny topcoat that’s always comfortable and never sticky.

It's easy to use: One swipe of colour is generally enough, but for more intensity, add another layer of lacquer after the previous one dries, keeping lips apart during the drying process.
Then, follow up with the sealer to lock in colour and deliver glass-like shine. Reapply sealer as needed throughout the day.
To remove, massage the eraser onto your lips and wipe away colour, repeating until the colour is completely gone.
Available now until December 31st or while supplies last 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 -

October 30, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Shiseido Essentialist Eye Palettes

Shiseido Essentialist Eye Palette - $48 - in 8 shade collections inspired by Tokyo's iconic streets: Miyuki Street Nudes - matte ivory, matte taupe, matte sand, shimmer copper bronze; Platinum Sheet Metals - shimmer white gold, shimmer silver, shimmer pewter, shimmer bronze; Namiki Street Nature - warm gold, shimmer antique gold, shimmer moss green, matte brown; Kaigan Street Waters - shimmer white, shimmer gunmetal, matte navy, matte black; Kotto Street Vintage - matte beige, matte ash brown, shimmer neutral brown, shimmer graphite; Hanatsubaki Street Nightlife - matte mauve, shimmer taupe, matte plum, chocolate brown with red pearl; Cat Street Pops - shimmer baby pink, shimmer lilac, matte magenta, grape with gold pearl; Jizoh Street Reds - shimmer rose gold, shimmer copper, matte muted red, matte espresso -

These ultra-slim palettes contains four coordinating colours that can be used to create countless eye looks with an innovative cream powder matrix system with soft, spherical powders which provides pure colour that glides on easily for better blendability, a transparent base eliminates any chalkiness, while esters and silicone oils helps the shadows last 12 hours without creasing and gives them a silky texture. 

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Jowaé Micellar Cleansing Water!

Jowaé Micellar Cleansing Water - 400ml - $24 - with 94% natural ingredients including: lumpihenols - protects the skin by activating its natural defenses and forming a barrier against the wear and tear of everyday life as well as repairing existing damage by stimulating cell metabolism; imperial peony - soothes skin and stimulates microcirculation to restore a natural balance, correct imperfections and even out skin tone; and vegetable glycerin - restores the skin's elasticity and leaves it feeling comfortable.

This fresh and non-sticky cleanser draws on phytocosmetic synergy to remove makeup and impurities as it deep cleans the skin through the gentlest process possible. To use just apply the micellar water to a cotton makeup remover pad and wipe from the inside toward the outside of the face. Lightly press the pad to delicate areas like the eyes and upper lip for a few seconds before cleansing, as indicated.

You can use it on its own but I've gotten into dual-phase cleansing and this is my fave first or second step depending...

On days that I use my Clarisonic I use the cleansing water first to rid my skin of makeup so it doesn't gunk up the brush. On days when I don't use the brush I cleanse with a milk and use the water as a second step instead of toner to make sure my skin is perfectly clean before adding a serum and moisturizer!

And as with all of the brand’s products, it is free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, mineral oil, silicone and animal-derived ingredients.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores across Canada and online at jowae.ca.

- Lisamarie -

October 29, 2019

Halloween manis made easy with Kiss Gel Fantasy and imPRESS!

Kiss Gel Fantasy Limited Edition Halloween Collection - $11.99 - in 6 spooky styles: Morticia, Cruella (not shown), Haunted, Maleficent, Binx, Skellington - that are easy to apply and wear up to 7 days. Each kit includes 18 ready-to-wear gel nails pink gel nail glue, 28 mega-adhesive tabs, mini file, manicure stick and instructions.
Kiss imPRESS Limited Edition Halloween Collection - $10.99 - in 6 glow-in-the-dark styles: Devilish, Fantasy, Full Moon, Teen Witch, Potion, Hayride - just expose nails to bright light for 1 minute to activate glow-in-the-dark feature! Each pack includes 30 nails, prep pad, file and wood stick.

Available now at stores across Canada including Jean Coutu, London Drugs and Rexall.

- Lisamarie -

October 28, 2019

Fight skin dehydration with Arbonne Bio-Hydria!

The weather is changing and so are our skin care needs. Any skin type -  balanced, dry or oily - can become dehydrated. A mix of external elements such as diet, environmental factors like pollution and sun exposure, along with internal factors such as age can all play a role in sapping hydration from the skin leaving it dull and gloomy.

Arbonne Bio-Hydria to the rescue! A brand new skin care line designed to pump up dehydrated skin with refreshing hydration with a formula  featuring edulis cellular water - a powerful moisture-magnet succulent with leaves that have the super-power ability to manage and maintain water absorption, formulated to leave skin plump and super-duper moisturized; and sustainably sourced aloe vera - contains vitamins and minerals taken from the inner part of the leaf, to help moisturize and support skin’s natural ability to maintain a healthy-looking glow.

Available in the collection:

Bio-Hydria Gel Cleanser - 125ml - $24 -  lathers into a delicate foam that cushions skin as it rids the surface of makeup and impurities with gentle, plant-based surfactants for mild yet effective cleansing. Includes organic witch hazel in the formula to help moisturize, soothe, soften, tone, refresh and revitalize the skin so it’s left feeling comfortable, not tight.

Bio-Hydria Liquid Serum - 30ml - $45 -  a lightweight serum that boasts a crushed jelly texture that cools and soothes skin that while providing immediate hydration and replenishment. The formula includes organic witch hazel, cultivated in the south of France that moisturizes to soothe, soften, tone, refresh and revitalize the appearance of the skin• for a healthy-looking glow and a dewy finish.

Bio-Hydria Eye Gel - 15ml - $42 - a soothing gel that deeply hydrates and perks up tired under-eyes with pearlescent pigments that help visibly brighten the appearance of dark circles.

Bio-Hydria Gel Cream - 50ml - $40 - with a pudding-like, lightweight texture that absorbs quickly to soothe and moisturize skin leaving it feeling incredibly soft and supple for up to 48 hours. The formulas includes organic witch hazel, cultivated in the south of France which moisturizes to soothe, soften, tone, refresh and revitalize the appearance of the skin• and support skin’s natural ability to maintain a healthy-looking glow.

This is my favourite product from the line, the texture is just amazing! I have combination skin so generally everything that is super-hydrating feels way to heavy but this cream is so light but still adds so much moisture, it's amazing!

Bio-Hydria Herbal Infusion Tea - 20 x 1g - $18 - contains a caffeine-free antioxidant blend of chamomile, rosemary, and thyme that supports skincare with hydration from the insi.de out

Available now from your Arbonne rep - you can locate a consultant or shop online at www.arbonne.ca.

- Lisamarie -

October 25, 2019

Fragrant Friday - Mary Kay Limited Edition Fragrance Travel Spray

Mary Kay Limited Edition Fragrance Travel Spray - 10ml EDP - $25 - perfectly sized for holiday party purses and winter getaways! In 3 scents:

Cityscape Eau de Parfum - Top Notes: Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Red Currant, Apricot, Violet Leaves
Middle Notes: Phantomia Orchid ScentTrek, Orange Flower Absolute, Peony, Florentine Orris
Bottom Notes: Sandalwood, Dasmon Plum, Sustainable Vanilla Beans from Madagascar ORPUR, Angelica, Amber

Live Fearlessly Eau de Parfum - Top Notes: Italian Bergamot, Ginger Lush Petals
Middle Notes: Bold Rose, Lily of the Valley, Orchid
Bottom Notes: Roasted Tonka Bean, Cedarwood, Australian Sandalwood, Vanilla Musk

Forever Diamonds Eau de Parfum - Top Notes: Sparkling Golden Peach, Jasmine Petals, Diamond Orchid
Middle Notes: Tuberose Absolute, Heliotrope, Apricot
Bottom Notes: Creamy Vanilla Bean, White Amber

Available now until December 31st or while supplies last 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 -

October 24, 2019

Rodial Collagen Boost Lip Lacquer

Rodial Collagen Boost Lip Lacquer - $35 - in 6 lip plumping shades: Stripped - muted rose toned nude, Spice Spice Baby - deep brown nude, Bae-Berry - cool toned light pink, Intimate - warm rosy pink, Beach, Please! - pink toned nude, Champagne Showers - iridescent champagne shimmer - that wrap lips in a hydrating veil of high shine gloss enriched with a collagen boosting complex that is meant to support collagen production, encouraging a boost of volume for lips that look plumper.

The nourishing cream formula has a hydrating feel for high comfort wear that never feels sticky and instantly makes lips look smooth and perfected with a super high shine finish.

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

- Lisamarie -

October 23, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Annabelle Classifeyed Collection

Annabelle Edge Brow Wax Liner - $9.95 - in 4 shades: Light Blonde, Blonde, Brunette, Medium Brunette - a square-angled brow liner that defines and fills brows in 1 stroke with a powdery wax gel formula glides easily for a clean and full coverage line.

It's easy to use: hold the tip vertically, and define the brow base.

Then, glide on brow to fill and sculpt its shape.

Finally, use the point to define the tail of brow.

Tada, perfectly groomed brows in minutes!



Annabelle Classifeyed Eye & Face Palette - $12.95 - includes 6 eyeshadows to create a warm or mysterious look by mixing and matching matte, satin and duotone finishes; along with an illuminating bronzing powder to achieve a tanned and luminous complexion all year long; a hololighter to light up the face with a holographic finish; and 2 applicators all packed inside a handy, portable palette.

Annabelle Classifeyed Double Agent Mascara - $9.95 - lengthens, volumizes and defines lashes without creating clumps with a 2 step process.

Step 1 is a lengthening primer enriched with Provitamin B5 that hydrates and revitalizes lashes from root to tip with ease thanks to its tiny brush. Apply the primer at the base of  lashes and gently sweep upwards. Add a second coat and wait for 10 seconds to dry.

Follow with Step 2 - a carnauba-enriched mascara for a structuring effect on lashes. Apply the mascara by holding the brush horizontally across the lashes in zig-zag motions, nestling the brush first in the lash line.

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Quo Waterless Brush Cleanser!

I admit it, I'm not as good about thoroughly cleaning my brushes with cleanser and water as often as I should - so I was happy to discover:

Quo Waterless Brush Cleanser - 59ml - $16 - quickly removes all types of cosmetics and dries within seconds - no rinsing required. Especially great if you are using the same brush but switching between colours - it keeps them from looking muddy!

And of course wouldn't it be great to have some adorable new brushes to clean...?

Quo Complexion Perfection Brush Set - $50 - a must-have set of four unique face brushes to help create a flawless complexion. Featuring nude coloured, tapered handles paired with slanted rose gold ferrules that make them ultra chic and beautiful. With 100% synthetic, cruelty free, easy-to-clean bristles.

Set includes: Pointed Foundation Brush - to evenly apply foundation over entire face, neck and into the hairline; Round Concealer Brush - to apply concealer to imperfections and/or areas requiring more coverage and to blend seamlessly into skin; Powder Brush - for setting foundation and concealer; and Flat Buffer Brush - to gently buff and blend make-up together - working from the center of your face outward and upward use small circular motions - the smaller the circular motions, the more of an airbrushed look you will achieve.

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

- Lisamarie -

October 22, 2019

Smashbox Studio Fix Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation

Smashbox Studio Fix Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation - 30ml - $48 - in 40 shades: 0.1 Very Fair Neutral, 0.2 Very Fair Warm Peach, 0.3 Fair Neutral, 0.5 Fair Cool, 1 Fair Cool Peach, 1.05 Fair Warm Olive, 1.1 Fair Light Neutral, 1.15 Fair Light Warm Peach, 1.2 Fair Light Warm, 2 Light Warm, 2.1 Light Warm Peach, 2.12 Light Neutral, 2.15 Light Cool, 2.16 Light Warm Golden, 2.18 Light Medium Neutral, 2.2 Light Medium Warm Peach, 2.22 Light Medium Neutral Olive, 2.25 Light Medium Cool Peach, 2.3 Light Medium Warm, 2.35 Light Medium Warm Golden, 2.4 Light Medium Warm Peach, 3 Medium Cool, 3.02 Medium Neutral Olive, 3.05 Medium Warm Golden, 3.1 Medium Cool Peach, 3.15 Medium Neutral, 3.18 Medium Dark Neutral Olive, 3.2 Medium Dark Neutral, 3.35 Medium Dark Warm, 3.36 Medium Dark Warm, 4 Medium Dark Warm Peach, 4.05 Dark Warm Peach, 4.15 Dark Cool, 4.2 Dark Neutral, 4.25 Dark Warm, 4.3 Deep Neutral, 4.35 Deep Cool, 4.4 Deep Cool Red, 4.5 Very Deep Warm, 4.6 Very Deep Cool, 4.7 Very Deep Neutral.

It features a weightless, full-coverage, matte finish formula containing kaolin clay with bamboo powder - to control oil and shine; hyaluronic acid - to moisturize and nurture; and vitamin E - to protect skin against environmental aggressors - that lasts 24-hours and is waterproof, sweat resistant  but won’t look cakey or cause blemishes.

A little goes a long way with this foundation and it sets quickly, making it easy to build as needed. The result is incredible coverage that feels remarkably lightweight. It's also really easy to make the formula as sheer as you want, just add a little primer or moisturizer to the foundation for sheer perfection!

Available at Smashbox counters across Canada including Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora.

- Lisamarie -

October 21, 2019

Beauty that does good from The Better Skin Co., Aveda and Baby Foot!

The Better Skin Co. Better Skin Super Shield Anti-Pollution Serum - 30ml - $51 - a natural pollution defense system scented with a hind of aloe and rose and powered by white horehound designed to fight visible and invisible pollution damage while creating more youthful looking, radiant skin as well, the formula is naturally fortified with turmeric, eggplant, aloe, henna and pearl powder to protect, hydrate and renew skin for a healthier glow.

And feel good knowing The Better Skin Co. will be donating 100% of their October proceeds of the Super Shield Serum to iGoPink - a national non-profit focusing on educating, empowering and encouraging all men and women to become proactive in preventing breast cancer and, if diagnosed, surviving breast cancer. Through their free program services, iGoPink is able to educate, teach and provide the latest accurate information about integrated cancer care, cancer prevention, recovery, treatment, early detection and survival.

Available at Murale stores and select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques across Canada as well as online at thebetterskinco.com and beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.
Aveda Limited Edition BCA Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme with cherry almond aroma - 150ml - $35 - intensely moisturizes dry hands leaving them noticeably softer and smoother with andiroba oil and other plant hydrators that help infuse skin with nourishment for moisturized, soft hands.

And feel good knowing that with each BCA Hand Relief purchased from Oct 2019 to Sept 2020, $5 will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to help find a cure through cruelty-free  research. In alignment with the mission at Aveda, donations are used to explore environmental causes and links to breast cancer.

Available at Aveda stores across Canada and aveda.ca.
Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel - 70ml - $25 -  removes unwanted dead skin from feet making it easy to say goodbye to rough, dry, cracked soles. Just slip the booties on for one hour while skin absorbs its unique formula including fruit acids and 16 natural extracts designed to exfoliate. Feet will start to peel within 3 to 7 days after treatment (the process of which is both disgusting and awesome), leaving feet super smooth.

And feel good knowing that Baby Foot is donating 20% of their October proceeds from their Pink Ribbon Box to the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer.

Available at www.BabyFoot.com.

- Lisamarie -

October 18, 2019

Bring hair back into balance with OGX Purifying + Charcoal Detox Collection!

Product buildup got your hair looking dull and lifeless? Bust through build up and rescue dull, congested tresses for a deep clean  with OGX Purifying + Charcoal Detox!

OGX Purifying + Charcoal Detox Shampoo - 385ml - $10.99 - a purifying shampoo with a clarifying blend of activated coconut charcoal and kaolin clay to leave even the hair of a die-hard daily dry shampoo user shiny, without being squeaky or stripped, letting clean strands shine through.

Follow up with a generous application of:

OGX Purifying + Charcoal Detox Conditioner - 385ml - $10.99 - to nourish hair for a refreshed balanced glow.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

October 17, 2019

Lip protection made easy with Blistex, Shiseido and Life Brand!

Blistex Superfruit Soother Lip Balm SPF 15 - $3.99 - chock full of antioxidants and fatty acids to ensure lips stay healthy and moisturized, especially when the weather starts to turn with a blend of cloudberry and acai berries, providing lips with a nourishing combination of vitamins C and E, helping to protect and revive damaged lips along with SPF 15 to protect lips from harsh UV rays and a hint of mint to soothe.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Shiseido UV Lip Color Splash Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - $30 - in 4 shades: Miami Pink, Nairobi Orange, Tahiti Blue, Uluru Red - soothes chapped or rough lips and protects against dryness with a moisturizing wash of fresh, transparent colour, clear defense technology for a high level of UV protection, safflower oil to moisturize, comfortable, makeup-like texture with no uncomfortable fragrance or taste. With its high transparency, the product shows clear color and shine and when under light, the glow becomes brighter, and creates fresher looking lips that are perfect for the outdoors.

Available at Shiseido counters across Canada.
Life Brand Moisturizing Hydrogel Lip Mask - 2 masks - $4.99 - helps rehydrate dry lips with a formula infused with a blend of vitamin E, collagen and berry extracts to help leave lips softened and refreshed.

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

- Lisamarie -

October 16, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - StriVectin Hyperlift Eye Instant Eye Fix

StriVectin Hyperlift Eye Instant Eye Fix - 10ml - $56 - a breakthrough temporary tightening treatment that immediately reduces the look of bags in just 5 minutes along with  puffiness, crepey texture and wrinkles in the undereye area with a leave-on formula that blends into skin with no white residue, creating an invisible support system that lasts for hours. 

Formulated with patented NIA-114 along with:

mineral tightening complex: french pink clay, clear quartz crystal and magnesium aluminum silicate form an invisible support system to reduce the look of bags, lines and crepiness;

age-defying stem cell extracts: Aacai fruit extract, Chinese basil fruit extract and white oak bark extract deliver antioxidant protection and help minimize the visible signs of aging around eyes over time; and

neuropeptide blend: five powerful peptides help minimize the look of fine lines around eyes over time.

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... C'est Moi Sleepover Facial Mask Set!


C'est Moi Sleepover Facial Mask Set - 3 x 30ml - $19 - includes three awesome masks that multi-task with only the best natural and organic ingredients to purify, refresh and soothe skin:

Purifying Charcoal Clay Facial Mask - formulated with activated charcoal, salicylic acid, apple, olive and ginger extracts, this mask helps to gently exfoliate to minimize the appearance of pores, leaving skin smooth and refined without stripping the skin. Perfect for all skin types and those concerned with congestion and oily skin.

Refreshing Papaya & Strawberry Seed Scrub Facial Mask - designed to hydrate and balance while gently scrubbing away impurities, this unique blend of papaya, sugar and strawberry seeds provides a refreshing treat to the skin.

Soothing Cucumber & Aloe Gel Facial Mask - The unique combination of organic aloe, cucumber, and calendula help to soothe and hydrate the skin. Perfect for all skin types and for those in need of a calming moisture boost.

They're also great for everything they don't contain including: synthetic fragrance, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, mineral oil, silicones, propylene glycol or dyes

Best of all, during the month of October, C’est Moi is donating 50% of the October proceeds from their Sleepover Facial Mask Set to the Young Survival Coalition - a nonprofit dedicated exclusively to young adults diagnosed with breast cancer age 40 and under and their co-survivor support networks - as well as educating and influencing the medical, research and legislative communities to address breast cancer in young adults.

Available online at www.cestmoi.com.

- Lisamarie -

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 purple 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.

Resolute
Driven

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 -