December 31, 2019

Spray your way to glowing skin with Quo Dewy Skin Mist!

Quo Dewy Skin Mist - 45ml - $19 - an all-day setting spray that locks in makeup with a hydrating, dewy and radiant finish. Use the lightweight mist under or over makeup to help set it and moisturize skin or over makeup for an all day glow.

This is the kind of thing that I would recommend keeping in the fridge to refresh skin during hot summer months but that seems kind of unnecessary at the moment...

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

December 30, 2019

Cold weather must-have - Zorah Nita Cleansing Foam

I love a foaming cleanser but find many of them too drying for cold weather use - that is until I discovered:

Zorah Nita Cleansing Foam - 150ml - $26 - an airy textured foam that deep cleans thoroughly and gently, removing makeup to free the skin of its impurities and reveal natural brightness.

With its formula based on plant extracts, pure argan and oils including burdock extract to flush out residual makeup and impurities, detoxify and remove excess sebum - for skin that is soothed with its natural glow restored.

There's a lot to love about this product, and the whole Zorah line - best of all it's Canadian - designed and manufactured in Montreal - their mission is to make high-quality cosmetics that outperform the top synthetic products on the market, using only organic, eco-friendly and fair-trade ingredients, use recyclable materials and are certified cruelty-free by PETA.

The products don't include mineral oils (petroleum) or animal fats, parabens, GMOS, propyleneglycol, synthetic perfumes, PEG, PPG, sodium laureth sulphate, EDTA, phthalates or other ingredients harmful for health or the environment.

Available at select natural food stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

December 27, 2019

Needful Things - Magnetix Core Brush Collection

Let your brushes breathe and have fun displaying them in their full glory with the most innovative makeup brush collection ever:

Magnetix Core Brush Collection - $45.99 -
includes four essential vegan brushes for flawless application: the classic Powder Brush, the angled Contour Brush, exclusive Flat Foundation Brush and the Eyeshadow Brush, all within a magnetic steel frame.

With a gorgeous rose gold design and magnetic handles that stick to any steel surface, to save you the hassle of finding long forgotten brushes laying at the bottom of your drawers, keeping them secure.

The clever frame not only makes a great place to store the brushes but also makes for an easy way to dry after washing - just hang the brushes upside down to keep water draining off from entering the base of the brush head and loosening the adhesive bond.
Also available separately: Blending Eye Brush - $10.99, Powder Brush - $14.99, Blush Brush - $14.99, Foundation Brush - $14.99, Contour Brush - $14.99, Full Fan Brush - $14.99 and Display Plate including Eyeshadow Brush - $17.99.

Available at select Pharmasave and Guardian IDA stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie - 

December 26, 2019

Great Gifting - Lanolips Tinted Balm Trio

Lanolips Tinted Balm Trio - $43 - includes 3 hydrating, nourishing and 99% natural sheer tints in: Sheer Rose - gives lips a healthy glow, Sheer Rhubarb - deepens natural colour and Sheer Perfect Nude - moisturizes with a sheer veil.

With a formula rich in lanolin to continually moisturize dry lips and leave them comfortable and looking pretty.

Available at Sephora stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

December 25, 2019

Happy Holidays to all my Beauty Crazed peeps!

It's that time of year again where I take some time to think of all the things that I am grateful for and as always, I am so thankful for all of my wonderful readers, especially this season as Beauty Crazed celebrates 10 years!

I hope you are all having a relaxing, peaceful and joyous holiday, I'm sending you good thoughts and wishing you only the best of everything in the coming New Year!

- Lisamarie -

December 24, 2019

Nails get holiday ready with KISS!

It not too late and super easy to add seasonal cheer to your nails with the ready-to-wear holiday collection from Kiss!

Kiss Gel Fantasy Ready-To-Wear Gel Nails - $10.99 - in White Christmas - navy matte finish and glitter accent nails and Sleigh All Day - silver with gold glitter accent nails - includes 24 medium length nails with an amazing gel effect.

Kiss Glam Fantasy Ultimate Illusion Nails - $10.99 - in Holiday Glow - white and chrome with silver glitter accent nails and Lagoon - red, red chrome and red glitter accent nails - includes 28 medium length nails with an amazing gel effect.

Can be applied with adhesive tabs or glue.
imPRESS Press-On Manicure - $9.99 - in Fireside, Caroling, Chestnuts (love!) and Sleigh - with 30 nails.

Easy on and off - no glue needed!

Available for a limited time at Jean Coutu, London Drugs and other retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 23, 2019

Needful Things - Eve Lom Moisture Cream

Eve Lom Moisture Cream - 50ml - $198 - a multi-tasking moisturizer that provides anti-aging, antioxidant, antipollution and hydration with a soft and creamy texture that weightlessly melts into the skin.

The formula features: PrimalHyal Ultrafiller - provides a flash filler effect to help noticeably reduce existing and prevent future lines and wrinkles, hydrate and plump skin, for a healthy, dewy complexion;  peach flower and white horehound extracts - provide antioxidant and antipollution benefits, protecting the skin against damaging effects of pollution and oxidative damage to leave it looking radiant and renewed; and 3D hydration booster - provides hyper-hydration for up to 72 hours after use.

Available at Murale and Sephora stores across Canada and online at and

- Lisamarie -

December 20, 2019

Say goodbye to cords with the Conair Unbound Cordless Auto Curler!

Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, the only way to curl your hair on the go was with curling irons that ran on butane cells - they might still exist, but running around with toxic gas in your purse seems like a questionable idea - especially when a much better alternative now exists:

Conair Unbound Cordless Auto Curler - $129.99 - add curls or waves anytime, anywhere with a ceramic curl chamber that reduces frizz and adds shine, resulting in beautiful, silky hair that looks like you just stepped out of a salon.

It's very easy to use: choose your heat (up to 400 degrees fahrenheit) and select your curl direction - left, right or mixed - they insert 1 inch sections of hair into the curl chamber, press and hold the button to begin curling - wait for the beep and release the perfect curl - easy peasy!

The compact size and cordless design makes it perfect for travel and on-the-go styling - and no gas to blow you up - it charges with a USB cable with a full charge earning you 60 minutes of use.

As someone whose hair won't hold a curl for more then a couple of hours, it's a real game changer being able to sneak off to the bathroom to perk my wilting curls back up in no time or effort at all!

Available at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 19, 2019

Great Gifting - Laura Mercier Tres Riche Hand & Body Creme Collection

Laura Mercier Tres Riche Hand & Body Creme Collection - 4 x 30ml - $50 - scents include: Almond Coconut Milk, Ambre Vanille, Crème Brulee, and Tarte au Citron.

With a rich formula that leaves hands feeling deeply moisturized and velvety soft and continues to nourish the hands well after it is absorbed into the skin - in a perfect size for purse or travel.

Available for a limited time at Sephora stores across Canada and

- Lisamarie -

December 18, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Nude by Nature Precision Brow Mascara

Nude by Nature Precision Brow Mascara - $24 - in Blonde or Brown - with a tinted formula that instantly helps shape and define the brows.

The petite precision brush provides effortless application, easily creating shaped brows with short, controlled strokes while the lightweight and buildable formula dries quickly, and is composed of active natural ingredients including candelilla wax and pro vitamin B5 to help nourish and comfortably hold brows in perfect form.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Mary Kay Be Delighted Body Mousse!

It's fluffy and soft, it's moisturizing and it smells like candy - how can you not love:

Mary Kay Be Delighted Body Mousse - 113g - $18 - with a whipped texture that absorbs quickly to moisturize without weighing skin down, leaving behind a sweet, confectionery scent for skin that smells as good as it feels!

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

- Lisamarie -

December 17, 2019

Add some glow to your winter skincare routine with Quo Facial Primer Oil!

Looking for a primer that will add a little extra oomph to winter-weary skin? Get an all over radiant glow for plump, healthy-looking skin with:

Quo Facial Primer Oil - 28ml - $20 - a lightweight, fast absorbing and hydrating facial oil that can be used under or over make-up.

Use before makeup application to create a perfect canvas or apply throughout the day to add a glowing radiance to skin.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

December 16, 2019

Needful Things - Avon Anew AHA Refining Cream

Avon Anew AHA Refining Cream - 50g - $38 - with an oil-free formula containing a potent blend of alpha hydroxy acids - one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients to help skin look smoother and years younger - along with an exclusive blend of antioxidants and soothing agents - suitable for all skin types including dry, normal and oily.

Use it as a daily moisturizer to improve skin clarity, texture and radiance as well as the appearance of fine lines, pore size and overall photodamage.

Just smooth gently over skin in the morning in an upward and outward motion - you might feel a brief tingling sensation, in which case, wait 15 minutes after cleansing or start off using only every other day until skin adjusts.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-9=800-265-AVON or online at

- Lisamarie - 

December 13, 2019

Sebastian Professional Dark Oil Collection

Sebastian Professional has launched an all-new line-up of Dark Oil products that deliver reflective shine, a lightweight finish and hair that is 3x smoother thanks to an infusion of a special blend of oils including argan and jojoba - along with sandalwood and cedarwood that makes them smell great!

Available in the collection:

Dark Oil Lightweight Shampoo - 250ml - $17.48 - offers radiant shine and lightweight body.

Dark Oil Lightweight Conditioner - 250ml - $18.98 - smooths and detangles while keeping hair lightweight and full of body.

Dark Oil Fragrant Mist - 200ml - a lightweight mist that delivers a silkening effect making it perfect for quick touch-ups.

Dark Oil Lightweight Mask - 150ml - $22.95 - nourishes while keeping the hair's natural body to leave it looking shiny and feeling silky.

And the product that started it all:

Dark Oil - 95ml - $26.99 - replenishes hair from the inside-out to smooth the cuticle and add body. Created with DiffusX, a self-evaporating technology that disappears into the hair with no oily residue and smooths for up to 48 hours and protects against UV damage.

Available at salons across Canada - check out to find one near you.

- Lisamarie -

December 12, 2019

Great Gifting - Boscia's Botanical Besties

Boscia's Botanical Besties - $49 - a 4-piece set with all the essentials needed to purify, detox, and cleanse away makeup and impurities in a travel-friendly kit.

The set includes:

Thermal Black Cleanser - 50ml - a warming gel cleanser that deeply cleanses and refreshes skin as it reduces the appearance of pores and purifies dirt-filled skin - apply to clean, dry skin and gently massage onto face in a circular motion for gentle exfoliation - rinse clean with warm water.

MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil - 50ml - contains hydrating skin nutrients that deep-cleans and refreshes as it melts away stubborn makeup and impurities without leaving an oily residue - apply to dry skin and gently massage onto the face in a circular motion - a unique cushioning effect will allow  fingers to glide without pulling or tugging - add water to emulsify into a milky cleanser, continue to massage into the skin and rinse clean with water.

Luminizing Black Mask - 30g - an innovative peel-off mask that removes dirt and impurities, minimizes the appearance of pores and absorbs excess oil to reveal a healthy, luminous complexion - apply a thick, opaque, even layer to clean, dry skin and leave on for 30 minutes or until completely dry - gently peel-off mask from outer edges and rinse off any residue with warm water - use once or twice a week.

Charcoal Pore Pudding - 25ml - contains black and white charcoal to help minimize the appearance of pores while balancing skin - scoop onto fingertips, apply to face and blend together to distribute thin opaque grey layer all over or targeted areas as needed -leave on for 15-20 minutes then rinse clean with warm water.

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart and Hudson Bay stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 11, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - It Cosmetics Lash Blowout Salon Volume Lift Mascara

It Cosmetics Lash Blowout Salon Volume Lift Mascara - $33 - a biotin-infused, volumizing mascara developed in partnership with Drybar that promotes stronger, healthier-looking lashes.
Inspired by the technology used to create Drybar barrel brushes, it has a specially-designed wand that features microspheres to gently catch all the lashes for beautiful separation, lift and volume - while the clump-free, flake-free formula’s saturated black pigment helps create a bold lash look.

Available at Sephora stores across Canada and online at and

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Rebirth Beauty Activated Charcoal Face Mask!

Rebirth Beauty Activated Charcoal Face Mask - 80g - $34.99 - formulated with kaolin and bentonite clays along with aloe vera, honeysuckle and organic activated coconut charcoal to rebuild, repair, restore and harmonize skin leaving it clean, balanced and glowing.

The formula is cruelty free and vegan and made in Canada in small batches to maintain quality so you can feel good about using it!

And while it is good for all skin types I find the formula works best on any oily, combination or decongested areas  where the rebalancing qualities are most effective - great to use with a multi-masking routine!

Just apply and leave on for up to 15 minutes, then gently scrub it off with a damp cloth.

Available online at

- Lisamarie -

December 10, 2019

Now new and improved - Revlon Powder Blush!

The blush we already love so much has gotten a makeover:

Revlon Powder Blush - $11.49 - in 12 skin-flattering shades: Apricute, Bronze Beauty, Hot Cheeks, Mauvelous, Naughty Nude, Pinkcognito, Rosy Rendezvous, Tickled Pink, Very Berry, Ravishing Rose, Rose Bomb, Wild About Violet - with a super-fine, ultra pigmented formula for vibrancy and dimension and silky smooth, buildable colour making it easy to get that an all-day radiant flushed look that everyone needs during these sunlight starved days.

Not only has the formula been upgraded but the packaging has gotten a new look - gone is that useless little brush to make way for even more product! My fave shade is Rosy Rendezvous - the  perfect neutral rose colour and exactly what my sickly pale skin needs this time of year to brighten it up!

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 9, 2019

Cold weather care for skin with Korres and Mary Kay!

Get that deep clean feeling for your skin in a gentle way perfect for winter weather::

Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser - 150ml - $30 - an 86.4% natural ingredient, soap-free cleanser that  effectively removes make-up and impurities while nourishing skin, leaving it soft and supple.

With a rich textured formula that smells great and is rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins along with Greek yoghurt concentrate - contains two and a half times the protein content of regular yogurt for advanced nourishment; honeysuckle - provides soothing, antibacterial and calming benefits; and amaranth seed extract - to calm skin.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at

And for the ultimate clean feeling that is still super gentle on the skin use it with...

Mary Kay Skinvigorate Sonic Skin Care System - $85 - for a superior clean in just 60 seconds with a rechargeable, three speed device that removes four times more dirt, oil, impurities, makeup and pollutants than hand cleansing. It cleans hard-to-reach places and is suitable for twice-daily cleansing on all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Available now through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't have one you can find one at - or 1-866-455-5454.

- Lisamarie -

December 5, 2019

Great Gifting - Burt's Bees Spa Collection Gift Set

Give the gift of relaxation with:

Burt’s Bees Spa Collection Holiday Gift Set - $19.99 - containing 5 products that make it easy to create a relaxing and aromatic experience and keep skin gorgeous and glowing for the home spa lover in your life.

The set includes: Lavender Fields Mini Candle - for the scent of tranquility; Detoxifying Charcoal Sheet Mask - features embedded charcoal to remove impurities for an invigorating cleanse while being gentle and soothing to skin; Moisturizing Lip Mask - moisturizes and hydrates instantly and defines lips with a blend of natural ingredients including meadowfoam seed and almond oils; Cucumber Mint Lip Balm - glides on smoothly, keeping lips revitalized and hydrated; and Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream - with vitamin E and sunflower oil to nourish dry brittle nails and enriched with sweet almond oil and cocoa seed butter to moisturize cuticles.
Available at drugstores across Canada and online at and

- Lisamarie -

December 4, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Avon True Color Glimmersticks Brow Definer

Avon True Color Glimmersticks Brow Definer - $9 - in 6 shades: Light Blonde, Blonde, Tawny, Light Brown, Dark Brown, Brunette - featuring bold, intensified colour that lasts, a glide-on formula that's easy to blend and a self-sharpening retractable format for precise lines with no effort!

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Laboratoire Dr Renaud 10% Vitamin C Serum!

Laboratoire Dr Renaud 10% Vitamin C Serum - 30ml - $115 - a rejuvenating treatment that helps neutralize the signs of premature aging and gives your skin back its youthful glow.

The formula features a high and stable concentration of vitamin C in its purest form - Lascorbic acid combined with exclusive M2PE technology - a blend of ingredients that increases absorption of the key ingredients and helps them target the areas where they’re needed most to aid the vitamin C to  stimulate collagen formation, minimize moisture loss, optimize hydration and reduce brown spots from appearing.

And just to be clear, this isn't a use everyday kind of product but rather for  for occasional use - during the change of seasons, after a vacation in the sun  or whenever your skin is lifeless or especially parched. All it takes is five drops in the palm of your hand, applied morning and night on thoroughly cleansed skin, to make your skin youthfully vital and firm again.

What I appreciate most about it is the scent - I am a long time fan of vitamin C products but have found that the more effective ones smell the worst - if you are tired of the scent of hotdogs be sure and give this one a try - it has a lovely botanical scent that is nothing like cured meat!

Available exclusively in salons and medi-spas across Canada - check out to find one near you.

- Lisamarie -

December 3, 2019

Perfect skin prepping with Blume Stargirl Galactic Glow Face Mist!

Blume Stargirl Galactic Glow Face Mist - 118ml - $32 - with invigorating ingredients that work to wake skin up and keep it hydrated thanks to a nourishing formula of aloe juice - to hydrate and calm inflammation; witch hazel - smooths skin by shrinking pores and washing away oil; rose water - to balance and even skin tone; blue tansy - to calm even the most troublesome skin; and peppermint - to soothe and cool.

With just a spritz (or three), you’ll be feeling fully energized, looking perfectly dewy and ready to face the day. Can be worn under or over makeup or on those makeup free days when your skin needs some glow - and throughout the day when you need a skin pick-me-up!

Available online at

- Lisamarie -

December 2, 2019

Absorb goodness from your skin care routine with The Care Principle!

Introducing The Care Principle - a plant-based skin care line that was  developed by media personality Dina Mirkovich as self-care in a bottle (or 4) - making it easy to do something great for your skin twice a day in just minutes with 3 essential steps:

Infinite Glo Serum - 30ml - $60 - hydrates and revives tired skin with a nourishing boost of vitamin E, marula seed oil - to target dullness, brighten skin and improve uneven texture and a blend of safflower, apricot kernel, avocado, organic jojoba seed, camellia seed and  rosehip seed oils - to keep skin soft and supple all day - with a lightweight texture that feels feathery light on the skin and makes it a nourishing primer for makeup. This is my favourite product from the line - it soaks right in and makes my skin feel perfect - during the summer I don't think I will even need moisturizer on top!

Infinite Glo Day Cream - 30ml - $40 - a lightweight, skin-repairing, anti-aging day cream that's infused with premium, organic moisturizers to soften skin and visually improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and a precise blend of fatty acids to bring out skin’s natural radiance and keep it soft and hydrated all day long - with a lightweight and velvety texture that absorbs quickly into the skin leaving a feathery light, silky finish for skin that glows.

Infinite Glo Night Cream - 30ml - $40 - an intense anti-aging moisturizing treatment that soothes, repairs, and brightens skin while sleeping with an antioxidant formula fortified with vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to help smooth wrinkles, improve skin's firmness and boost elasticity - that helps detoxify and replenish the skin during sleep - when it’s most receptive to restoration and renewal - with a feathery light texture that allows the skin to breathe while eliminating dryness.

Infinite Glo Eye Cream - 30ml - $30 - with a hydrating blend of wrinkle-smoothing botanicals, antioxidants and non-irritating moisturizers that brighten and depuff to help wake up tired eyes, minimize fine lines, firm and restore a more youthful appearance - with a silky formula that feels feathery light on the skin that makes it a great and nourishing primer for eye makeup.

There's a lot to love about the line - all the products are formulated in Canada with premium, plant-based ingredients that are always free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates - no animal testing ever and are effective for all skin types: dry, oily, normal, combination and even sensitive!

I know, it all sounds great and you want it all - luckily you can pick up the whole 4 piece collection bundle for a special price of $140!

Available online at

- Lisamarie -