April 29, 2020

Eye Love Wednesday - Mary Kay Liquid Eye Shadow

Mary Kay Liquid Eye Shadow - $16 - in 4 pigment packed shades: Purple Nova, Pink Starlight, Meteor Shower and Light Beam - with a lightweight, creamy formula that glides on weightlessly with a doe-foot applicator to easily add instant intensity.

I'm a fan because it's totally foolproof - just swipe, finger blend  and done! It has a flattering amount of shimmer and you can easily create a multi-dimensional look by layering a powder shadow on top - the Mary Kay Chromafusion Eye Shadow works perfectly for that! They also make a great eye primer that I would recommend using underneath to help lock everything in place!

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

- Lisamarie -

April 27, 2020

Show you face, hair and body some love with oils from Kosmea, Keri and Scentuals!

Kosmea Rose Hip Oil - 20ml - $30.99 - smooth wrinkles, even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of acne, scars moisturize and soothe dry skin, nourish and hydrate ageing skin, balance oily skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes with an easily-absorbed, organic formula rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants from both the fruit and seed of the rose hip - it protects, repairs and adds radiance to your skin like nothing else can.

Available at well.ca.
Keri Moisturizing Shower & Bath Oil - 450ml - $9.99 - moisturizes dry skin by by hydrating the outer skin layer during bathing or showering - or apply to wet skin after showering to leaves an emollient film on the skin that helps retain moisture. Unlike some bath oils, it doesn't form globules on the water surface but rather a uniform dispersal of oil in the water so it spreads evenly and uniformly over the skin to provide a moisture-retaining barrier to protect skin against dryness and irritations.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Scentuals Organic Moroccan Argan Beauty Oil - 60ml - $29.95 - a do-it-all oil that preserves skin's youthful radiance with a formula rich in antioxidants and omega-6 fatty acids to soften skin on both face - after cleansing, warm a few drops with palms and massage into face and neck to lock in moisture, while improving the look of fine lines and wrinkles;

and body - apply after showering to damp skin for best results to hydrate, while improving the look of scars;

repair damaged hair - after showering, while hair is still wet, add a few drops to ends of hair and scalp to hydrate, moisturize and protect against split ends; and is great for nail and cuticle care.

Available at select stores across Canada - to find one near you check out: https://www.scentuals.com/ca/where-to-buy - as well as to purchase online.

- Lisamarie -

April 22, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... StriVectin Multi-Action masks!

Social distancing and a lack of fresh air and sunshine is playing havoc with my skin! The upside is that not seeing people means I can apply a mask and perk up my skin whenever the need arises - here are a couple that have been on my face recently:

StriVectin Multi-Action Cloudberry Moisture Plumping Cream Mask - 70ml - $49 - drenches skin in nourishing, superfruit-infused moisture with an advanced formula that is powered by antioxidant packed, radiance boosting Cloudberry and water-binding Prickly Pear extracts, two resilient adaptogens known to survive extreme, dry environmental conditions; along with a superfruit blend of watermelon, apple and lentil fruit extract - to immediately plump skin with moisture and softens the look of lines; and hyaluronic acid - to replenish dry, dehydrated skin.

Unlike other hydrating masks, no overnight use is needed to reap all the benefits - just apply to clean, dry skin for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse or pat off to flood skin with intense moisture.

StriVectin Multi-Action Supergreens Soother Cooling Gel Mask - 70ml - $49 - detoxes skin with a cooling, calming cocktail of fresh-pressed supergreens with a super blend of essential nutrients and antioxidants: garden cress sprout extract - highly concentrated in phytonutrients, detoxifies and neutralizes pollutants that dehydrate skin; cannabis sativa seed oil, aloe vera and holy basil - soothe and moisturize dry skin; chlorella extract - a superfood derived from algae, visibly rejuvenates skin and helps reduce redness; and extracts from celery plant cells and green tea - both rich in polyphenols, help soften and smooth skin.

Apply a generous layer to clean, dry skin for 10-15 minutes allowing for full cooling and calming effect and rise off with water to feed and fortify dry, over-exposed skin for a healthy-looking, even-toned, glowing complexion.

And if you have dull skin that needs rescuing don't forget about the StriVectin Multi-Action Blue Rescue Clay Renewal Mask!

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

- Lisamarie -

April 20, 2020

Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse Boost 5-in-1 Multi-Perfection Smoothing Primer

As long as we are stuck on lockdown, I figured it would be great for my skin in give up foundation and just let it breathe - and everything would be perfect if it wasn't for those dreaded video calls that everyone is insisting on now - so I went looking for something that would perfect my skin without clogging it up or weighing it down:
Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse Boost 5-in-1 Multi-Perfection Smoothing Primer - 30ml - $38 - with a non-tinted blurring texture that reveals perfect skin, even without make-up, for a natural “bare skin” effect. In just 15 seconds, irregularities are blurred and over time, 1st signs of aging are faded.

The non-comedogenic, anti-oxidant complex contains natural-origin active ingredients including: jasmine flower, calendula flower, cellular sugar and silica perfecting powders which act on 5 visible signs caused by a hectic lifestyle: 1st signs of aging, signs of fatigue, dull complexion, imperfections and shine.

And when this is all over, it will also make a great primer under foundation - until then, Zoom perfection!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Hudson's Bay stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -

April 15, 2020

Eye Love Wednesday - Indeed Labs Peptalash II

Grow the lashes you’ve always dreamed of with no falsies or extensions needed - longer, thicker and fuller lashes are just a swipe away!

Indeed Labs Peptalash II - $24.99 - now new and improved with newer technology and powerful actives for 3 times more lash volume in just 15 days thanks to an innovative formula uses plant stem cells from a rare Swiss apple and two types of peptide blends to intensify, strengthen and nourish natural lashes to visibly improve lash thickness and density while repairing and preventing lash breakage while nourishing the eye area to smooth skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet.

Key ingredients include:

phytocelltecmalus stem cells - helps to slow hair follicle aging, allowing lashes to grow longer;

sympeptide x lash plus - thickens and lengthens eyelashes by stimulating the production of keratin (the protein that makes up hair, skin and nails);

widelash - conditions eyelashes, increases the production keratinocytes and strengthens hair anchorage to help eyelashes grow longer, fuller and stronger;

DL-panthenol 50L - acts as a humectant and readily blinds to hair, helping to moisturize and condition each eyelash;

hairspa -  restores scalp microflora for long lasting moisture and relief of dryness, itching, dandruff and irritation; and

matrix YL morphomics - visibly reduces the appearance of vertical lines and crows feet.

The pen applicator makes it easy to use - just twist and apply a small amount of serum to both upper and lower lash lines 2 times per day.

And be sure to check out my 2012 post where I showed off the results of the original Peptalash - here!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca, ulta.com and indeedlabs.com.

- Lisamarie -

April 13, 2020

Vichy Neovadiol Phytosculpt Neck & Face Contours

Vichy Neovadiol Phytosculpt - 50ml - $59.95 - fights skin sagginess and lack of firmness in two key areas: the neck and face contours based on skin changes during menopause.

With a powerful formula containing tensing Phytosterol - that reduces skin fold and improves skin thickness, to correct visible signs of elastic fibers degradation; and antiaging Proxylane - a compensating complex that acts on structural fiber to improve skin density and firmness; along with an AHA anti-dark spot mix of citric and glycolic acids - smooths the skin and  reduces dark spots - to leave skin refined, defined and brighter.

A tensing daily care in balm-to-massage texture tightens skin on targeted zones - just massage and knead energetically to activate formula and let it do it's work!

Available at drugstores across Canada and online at vichy.ca.

- Lisamarie -

April 8, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Mary Kay Beauty Unearthed Illuminating Bronzer!

Is that shut-in pallor getting you down? Problem solved with:

Mary Kay Beauty Unearthed Illuminating Bronzer - $22 - in 2 shades: Copper Glow and Gilded Glow - combines a glow-inducing highlighter with a bronzer base to create a multidimensional finish that brings warmth and illumination to the skin that you just sweep on for an all-over glow!

You can also keep your bronzers safe in style with the Beauty Unearthed Perfect Palette - $21 - with a geode inspired pattern of copper and blue hues.

Available for a limited time 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 -

April 6, 2020

Sleep your way to better skin with Uriage Eau Thermale Water Sleeping Mask!

Uriage Eau Thermale Water Sleeping Mask - 50ml - $19.95 - with an ultra-light jelly water texture that regenerates hydration and helps rebuild the cutaneous barrier to avoid dehydration thanks to a hydro-thermal complex, hyaluronic acid and edelweiss extract that recreates a surface film to progressively release moisturizing agents from the cream - all while being fast asleep.

Best of all, even if you don't get a good night's sleep, you will wake up with fresh and bright glowing skin that looks well rested - like you got a full 8 hours!

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

- Lisamarie -

April 1, 2020

Eye Love Wednesday - No7 Laboratories Dark Circle Corrector

Looking for a way to instantly look more wide awake? Then check out:

No7 Laboratories Dark Circle Corrector - 15ml - $32 - in light/medium and medium/dark -  delivers fast visible results with a neutralizing effect while the cooling massaging applicator instantly improves the appearance of dark circles to revitalize and brighten the eye area - and clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark circles in 2 weeks in all skin tones.

The active complex includes hyaluronic acid to help visibly plump skin; algae extract to soothe skin; and lightening technology to target the three causes of dark circles so skin appears firmed, calmed and less hyperpigmented.

It's easy to use - turn the pack to the on position and gently squeeze the tube to prime, then glide the cooling massaging tip under the eyes - just remember to turn it to the off position when done!

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

- Lisamarie -