December 30, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Ready Set Jet Beauty Cleanse and Prime Beauty Baton!

Ready Set Jet Cleanse and Prime Beauty Baton - $32 - gives you flawless looking skin while protecting it from damaging environmental elements. 
One side holds the Makeup Meltdown Cleanser - a waterless cleanser, formulated with a proprietary blend of marine fennel that transforms the health and radiance of the skin - that goes from a balm to a liquid oil to a micro foam, gently dissolving dirt and grime and even the most stubborn makeup on the go. 
While the other side contains good for your skin Blurring Primer - with a soft purple hue that creates the perfect light reflection giving your skin a soft-focus.glides on effortlessly, diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores instantly for a flawless smooth texture look - can be worn alone or under  makeup.
You are going to love how portable it is, someday when I can travel again I'm really going to appreciate that!


What's also nice about the Baton is how versatile it is - any product can be swapped out or replaced without having to buy the whole thing again - which means if I use up the cleanser before the primer and want a new one I can just buy the cleanser refill or if I want to swap it out for something entirely different, I can do that too (I have my eye on the Paradise Pink Lip and Cheek Stain)! Refills are $18 each.
Available online at I appreciate that they ship worldwide but they need to look at the Canadian shipping prices - they are higher then they need to be!
- Lisamarie -

December 25, 2020

Happy Holidays and here's to a better year ahead!


2020 has been a dumpster fire of a year so it might not seem as though there is as much to be grateful for but like my granny always said, "any day you are still living above ground is a good day" - she had never seen Parasite of course so I'm not sure if the whole above ground thing still tracks...
In any case there is a still a long list of things that I am grateful for this year and more then ever, that includes you guys! If there was ever a year where Beauty Crazed was my much needed outlet for frustration, boredom and a world gone crazy, this was it! And I really appreciate all of you for reading, commenting, e-mailing and all your support in general!

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday - as different as it may be this year - I, for one, am happy to put 2020 behind us - stay well, stay safe and stay positive - better things are coming our way in 2021!

- Lisamarie -

December 23, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Alya Skin Australian Pink Clay Mask!

Alya Skin Australian Pink Clay Mask
- 120g - $49.95 - detoxifies all skin types by extracting dirt and pollutants and tightening pores to help keep skin clear and bright.
Just apply a thin layer to clean skin and relax for 10 minutes before removing with a warm, wet towel - you will not believe how soft and smooth your skin will feel afterwards! 
And unlike some clay masks, I don't find this one uncomfortable, it doesn't get all dry and hard, making it impossible to remove or flake all over the place!
For the ultimate in soft skin, use the Alya Skin Pomegranate Exfoliating Facial Scrub before the mask - it gets rid of any dead skin to help the mask absorb better and follow the mask with the Alya Skin Australian Native Berries Moisturizer - to lock in the moisture - made super easy and cost efficient thanks to the Ultimate Skincare Bundle that includes all 3 products for $95.95!

Available online at

- Lisamarie -

December 21, 2020

Scrub from head to toe with Nioxin, Dr Renaud and Soap & Glory!

Nioxin Scalp Recovery Purifying Exfoliator - 50ml - $23.99 - a biodegradable exfoliation treatment that removes scalp flakes, debris and dead skin cell build-up with NIODerma Technology - biodegradable cellulose microbeads that allow usage even on compromised skin. It helps normalize a flaky scalp and is the perfect preshampoo treatment. Pair with a System Kit for thicker, fuller-looking hair.
Available at salons and retailers across Canada - check out to find one near you.
Dr Renaud Satinage Gentle Facial Scrub
- 60ml -  a smoothing, softening scrub with a rich, foaming cream formulation and "triple-sphere" technology for a spectacular exfoliating action inspired by microdermabrasion that removes dead skin cells and polishes the complexion to bright perfection while helping boost the penetration of pursuant products.

Available exclusively in salons and medi-spas across Canada - check out to find one near you.
Soap & Glory Scrub For Joy Body Polish
- 300ml - $18 - a gently exfoliating body buffer scented with a mood-boosting blend of uplifting notes of grapefruit and exuberant rhubarb and enriched with a  multi-vitamin mix of B5, C & E along with exfoliating walnut shell powder for skin that feels softer,  healthier and happier. 
Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

December 14, 2020

Great Gifting - Belif Glowy Holidays Kit

Belif Glowy Holidays Kit - $30 - A kit with five mini skincare must-haves, including all the newest additions to the Bomb collection, to target dryness and dullness for a healthy-looking glow this winter - cleverly contained in a limited-edition, holiday-themed pouch - including: 10ml The True Cream Aqua Bomb; 10 ml Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask; 5ml Moisturizing Eye Bomb; 9ml Aqua Bomb Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm; and 10ml Hungarian Water Essence. Ingredients include: - Comfrey Leaf -  an ultra-moisturizing herb historically used to heal dry, calloused hands; Lady‘s Mantle - an antioxidant-rich herb known to visibly minimize pores, target free radicals, and support skin renewal; Napiers Aqua Formula - an ultra-hydrating formula that boosts the benefits of hyaluronic acid. 

A great stocking stuffer for someone that you want to introduce to the Belif range or tuck one away for yourself - they are the perfect size for when we'll be able to travel again!
Available at Sephora stores across Canada and online at
- Lisamarie -

December 9, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Quo Beauty Lipstick!

Between vanity drawers, the bottom of your purse and random pockets how many half used lipsticks do you have hanging around? My number - 27 - the problem is lipsticks are too big for my attention span, my the time they are half-way done I've moved on to a new shade!

Luckily those clever people at Quo Beauty can read my mind and solved my problem with a line of adorable lipsticks that not only will mean less waste but also the perfect size for tucking into even the smallest bag:
Quo Beauty Lipstick - $10 - in 12 shades: Addicted, All In, Bambi, Bare It All, Buttered Up, Cherry Soda, Licorice, Mauve Over, Twilight, Vintage, Vixen, Wild Thing - offers strong pigmentation and a creamy formula with smooth wear wrapped up in a tiny little package.

And if you act fast you can get your mitts on the holiday set:
Quo Beauty Under The Mistletoe Mini Lipstick Set - $25 - a fun set of four creamy lipsticks finely dusted with glitter and a selection of shades that will take you from day to night with smooth, bold colour and comfortable wear
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at
- Lisamarie -

December 7, 2020

Clean hands for the holidays with Live Clean, Bath & Body Works and Mary Kay!

It's not the holidays without:
Live Clean Moisturizing Liquid Hand Soap - 500ml - $4.99 - festively packaged and brightly scented in Gingerbread Latte, Vanilla Peppermint or Holly Berry - the 98% plant and naturally-derived  formula enriched with vitamins E & B gently cleanses and restores moisture. And of course as with all Live Clean products, are plant derived and free of SLS/sulfates, petroleum, DEA, parabans, silicone, phthalates and phosphates!

Or if you prefer to foam while you wash you can still have seasonal scents with the Foaming Hand Wash - 400ml - $4.99 - in Frosted Apple and Fresh Snow.

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Lawtons, Longos, Metro, Sobeys, Federated Co-Op, Natures Emporium, Save On Food and Terra20 stores across Canada and online at and
If you require lots of scent choices you can't go wrong with:
Bath & Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap - 259ml - $7.95 - with natural essential oils that combines nourishing vitamin E with softening shea extract and aloe to deliver a luxurious foam that washes hands clean of germs while taking care to maintain skin's natural moisture barrier. 
Don't care for the foaming extract? You're in luck - now also available in a Gentle Gel Hand Soap - including all the same benefits without the foam!

Available at Bath & Body Works stores across Canada and online at
And to ward off your messages in advance - what about meeeeee? my skin just can't tolerate scent of any kind...:
Mary Kay Fragrance-Free Satin Hands Shea Hand Soap - 185g - $12 - blended with nourishing luscious shea butter to leave hands thoroughly cleansed and purified without feeling stripped or overly dry.

And if you are on-the-go check out the Fragrance-Free Satin Hands Shea Hand Sanitizer - 50ml - $11 - featuring a quadruple blend of soothing moisture so you can clean and sanitize your hands without drying out your 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 2, 2020

Great Gifting - Life Brand Charcoal Skincare Collection

If mask wearing is playing havoc with your skin too? Charcoal might be just the ingredient your skin is longing for! Check out this Life Brand collection that gives you a chance to try out a bunch of charcoal based cleansers and masks - and at a price so affordable, you'll want to pick up extras to stuff the stockings of everyone you know!
Life Brand Charcoal Skincare Collection - $14.99 - a revitalizing collection of skincare products formulated with charcoal that help promote a renewed, refreshed complexion - including:
Charcoal Facial Cleanser - 200ml - a gel-like cleanser formulated with charcoal powder to deeply cleanse skin, removing oil, dirt and makeup and reducing the appearance of pores to leave skin looking and feeling soft and smooth;
Purifying Facial Cleansing Wipes - 25 pre-moistened wipes with charcoal that gently cleanse face to remove all traces of impurities including dirt, oil and makeup;
Detoxifying Bubbling Mud Face Mask - 15ml -  infused with bamboo charcoal powder and tea tree oil to help detoxify skin by removing excess oils and deep cleansing pores - the fun thing about it though is that it bubbles when applied, creating an oxygenating foam layer on the skin;
Detoxifying Mud Face Mask - 15ml - infused with activated charcoal and ivy extract in a deep cleansing formula to help protect the skin's moisture barrier by removing unwanted impurities from the skin;
Purifying Bubbling Facial Sheet Mask - infused with charcoal and witch hazel to improve appearance of pores and lifts away impurities with a unique gel texture that transforms into foamy bubbles (!) when applied;
Purifying Facial Sheet Mask - formulated with Japanese Binchotan white charcoal from the ubame oak tree to help absorb excess oil and impurities and sage oil to help skin fee fresh and clean;
and also includes a bonus headband to really help out with the spa experience!
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at
- Lisamarie -