August 31, 2020

Revitalize summer stressed skin with Dr Teal's Glow & Radiance!

I'm not going to say the "F" word (not that f word, the other one) but the F season is approaching and you've probably put your skin through some stuff this summer - especially with so much extra incentive to be outside! Time to perk it back up - introducing Dr Teal's Glow & Radiance - with all the skin-boosting benefits of vitamin C - a powerhouse ingredient that can reduce inflammation, replenish dry and damaged skin and reduce the appearance of discolouration and dark spots. The formula also includes pure epsom salt - to support and revitalize tired, achy muscles while providing glowing, moisturized skin; and citrus essential oils. Just add to a warm bath, lie back and let all the citrusy goodness do it's work while improving your mood - you just can't smell citrus and not be happy!

Available in a Soaking Solution - 1.36kg - $8.98 or Foaming Bath - 1,000 ml - $8.98 at Walmart stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

August 26, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Zero 100% Natural Face Scrub!

Zero 100% Natural Face Scrub - 100ml - $26.99 - a daily facial scrub suitable for all skin types that gently removes excess oil, dead skin, pore-clogging surface debris and other impurities with a naturally scented blend of plant-based oils: sacha inchi oil, sweet almond oil and coconut oil that work to nourish and soften, while finely ground apricot seeds help to smooth and brighten the complexion.

It's very gentle, not a harsh scruby-scrub and does not have the fake scent that I find is added to a lot of scrubs - it smells very clean and natural. Best of all skin feels smooth and clean after using, not dry and tight!

The scrub is part of a newly arrived to Canada natural UK. beauty line which is all 100% natural, vegan and plant-based - for your skin and sustainably packaged and full recyclable - for the planet! The scrub is my favourite item from the line which also includes:

Zero 100% Natural Day Cream - 50ml - $34.99 - deeply moisturizes and soothes skin with a formula enriched with shea butter and coconut oil to hydrate and nourish skin all day long.

Zero 100% Natural Night Cream - 50ml - $34.99 - nourishes and rejuvenates skin while you sleep with a powerful blend of naturally healing shea butter; regenerating green tea extract that restore and hydrate skin to leaving it looking fresh and well rested every morning.

Zero 100% Natural Eye Cream - 25ml - $29.99 - with a rich formula enriched with shea butter and deeply moisturizing coconut oil to hydrate and nourish the delicate skin around the eyes.

Zero 100% Natural Face Wash - 100ml - $26.99 - gently washes away all traces of makeup, excess oil, pollution particles and other daily grime with a unique blend of coconut oil sweet almond oil and sacha inchi oil to leave skin feeling refreshed,, soothed and deeply hydrated.

Zero 100% Natural Hand & Nail Cream - 50ml - $19.99 - a luxuriously rich, yet easily absorbed cream enriched with sweet almond oil, coconut oil, sacha inchi seed oil and shea butter to help heal and restore dry and hands and maintain soft skin - especially useful in these high hand washing days!

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

- Lisamarie -

August 17, 2020

Needful Things - St. Tropez Self Tan Watermelon Bronzing Kit

Looking for an easy and natural looking tan without the damaging effects of actual sun? Then you need:

St. Tropez Self Tan Watermelon Bronzing Kit - $63 - infused with Vitamin E and watermelon extract for their moisturizing and protecting properties, to leave skin looking and feeling golden.

Apply with the super-fun, limited edition Watermelon Mitt for a flawless tan in just one application.

The mousse formula is quick-drying, non-sticky,   transfer-free and provides a medium golden tan that lasts up to 10 days. I appreciate that it is tinted, making it easy to see where you've applied it so you don't miss spots and that it doesn't have the usual yucky self tan smell - just a fruity scent that smells like summer - just apply and leave on for 8 hours before rinsing off for the perfect golden glow!

I always find that it's what you do before and after self tanners that makes the difference - so don't forget to exfoliate for smooth, even colour and moisturize daily to make the colour last!

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

- Lisamarie -

August 12, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Belif Aqua Bomb Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm!

Belif Aqua Bomb Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm - 100ml - $45 - with a unique texture like sherbet, this balm literally melts onto your skin, gently removing stubborn makeup and impurities to leave skin hydrated with a beautiful supple glow.

With a hydrating herbal formula containing: lotus flower - to cleanse dirt and provide radiance; marshmallow root - to protect and moisturize skin; and lady‘s mantle - to provide antioxidants and pore-minimizing effects.

What's really fun about it though is how the formula changes when it comes in contact with skin - it goes  from being a balm, turns creamy and then melts into an oil - making it perfect for effective cleansing and hydration! It's easy to use: just take a scoop of the balm with the enclosed spatula and roll onto dry skin, allowing the formula to melt into oil. Continue to massage on skin until all makeup traces are removed. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat skin dry. I was happy to discover that not only does it do a great job removing makeup, it also takes care of sunscreen which I usually have to double cleanse to get rid of! Follow your cleansing with one of the Belif moisturizers - I'm a fan of The True Cream Aqua Bomb Aloe Vera.

Available now exclusively at Sephora stores across Canada and online at And you'll be happy to know it is part of the Clean at Sephora program which means it is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates and more!

- Lisamarie -

August 10, 2020

Needful Things - Physicians Formula Organic Wear Dewy Blush!

Tired of the humid weather turning your powder blush into a runny, cakey mess? An easy fix - just go liquid:

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Dewy Blush - $18.99 - in 3 shades: Pink Berry, Apricot Glow and Gorgeous Peach - a lightweight and easy-to-blend liquid blush that glides on effortlessly, enhancing cheeks with natural-looking colour and leaving a long-lasting glow. The formula is enriched with organic anti-aging superfruits: cranberry & blueberry and infused with a nourishing blend of organic aloe vera, organic jojoba oil and botanical cactus flower to revive cheeks for a visible smoother, plumper, fresh dewy look.

While you are picking up your new blush be sure to also check out a couple of other Physicians Formula Organic Wear products: the Dewy Highlighter - $16.49 - in 2 shades: Dew Frost and Honey Dew - a multi-use, cream-to-powder highlighter, infused with nourishing blend of organic jojoba oil, natural Indian senna seed, organic aloe vera, and botanical cactus flower to help achieve a naturally brightened look instantly; and the Tinted Lip Treatment - $12.99 - in 5 shades: Berry Me, Ginger Snap, Love Bite, Tawny Nude and Tickled Pink - with an ultra-nourishing, ultra-creamy formula containing skin-pampering organic shea butter and an organic oil blend that hydrates and conditions for a smooth, supple pout with a hint of color.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

August 3, 2020

Self-care made easy with Philips Satinelle Prestige Wet & Dry Epilator!

You've heard I'm sure that waxing places are open again but I'm still pretty leery of any outside of the house grooming so if you have also been looking for an at-home replacement for waxing, give an epilator a try. It's a cost effective, fast, and convenient way to keep skin hair-free and smoother for longer - and works in a similar way to waxing, as it removes the hair from the root for smooth skin up to 4 weeks!

Philips Satinelle Prestige Wet & Dry Epilator - $129.99 - an effective at-home all-in-one grooming solution for the entire body that provides fast epilation  thanks to unique ceramic discs that rotate at a super fast speed and firmly grip even fine and short hairs to easily remove them.

The question of course is, does it hurt as much as waxing - and of course that depends. I find waxing excruciating while epilating is just mildly uncomfortable - but I've also heard people say the opposite...  I do know that the more you do either one, the less it hurts over time so suck it up and give it a try!
The wide head is slightly curved which makes it easy to steer over knees or other lumpy areas and has a light which ensures you don’t miss fine hairs. It also comes with a bunch of attachments:

a wide epilation head for optimal hair removal in one stroke as well as an attachments for face, underarms and bikini area as well as one for an extra gentle epilation; an exfoliation attachment to remove dead skin, a massage attachment to relax skin; and a shaving head and trimming comb for a close shave.

Available at mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -