March 3, 2021

I'm just bananas for the new Quo Beauty Banana Cleansing Balm!

Quo Beauty Banana Cleansing Balm - 50g - $20 - packed with skin conditioning and hydrating agents such as banana extract this transformative formula melts away make-up and moisturizes thirsty skin - to leave it feeling deeply cleansed, hydrated and feeling soft and smooth with a visibly fresh and dewy glow.
 
You use it a bit differently then your usual cleanser - it's applied to dry skin, not wet and you just need a tiny dime-sized amount of product gently massaged into dry skin - rinse well with water and pat dry - and it really does just melt away dirt and makeup!
 
My skin feels so moisturized afterwards that I've given up moisturizer and moved to a serum instead - this new one from Quo Beauty does the trick:

Quo Beauty Hydrating Facial Serum - 30ml - $20 - with a lightweight texture that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth with a velvety finish. The formula contains vitamin C - to help even out the skin tone while helping diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; sodium hyaluronate (a derivative of hyaluronic acid) - penetrates deeper layers of the skin to attract and hold moisture which, overtime, works to enhance and replenish skin.
 
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at shoppersdrugmart.ca.
 
- Lisamarie -

February 24, 2021

This week I'm obsessed with... Amika new and improved Kure Collection!

The Kure Collection we all love from Amika just had a huge revamp - they've added bond cure technology, plant butters and vegan proteins to the formulas to repair, strengthen and bring dry, damaged hair back from its breaking point!
 
A little more info about the new ingredients: Bond Cure Technology - an innovative complex that targets the most abundant bonds in hair; Plant Butters - rich in nutrients like omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals; Vegan Proteins- made up of essential amino acids which can provide keratin-like benefits from a plant source; and Sea Buckthorn - one of the most potent natural ingredients on the planet, this "superfruit" is one of the few known plant sources of the fatty-acid Omega 7 typically found in fish oil - it's also rich in vitamin C & A and contains antioxidants, making it the ultimate holy grail ingredient for hair and scalp.  
 
Available in the collection are favourites with the new formula:
 
Amika The Kure Bond Repair Shampoo - 300ml - $24 and Amika The Kure Bond Repair Conditioner - 250ml - $29 - repairs and strengthens all hair types and textures with damaged strands caused by everyday stressors, heat, and chemical treatments.
 
and new to the lineup:

Amika The Kure Multi-Task Repair Treatment - 200ml - $37 - restores hair's elasticity for stronger hair that has bounce, body and the ability to hold a style/curl by strengthening hair, reinforcing the cuticle and preventing future damage and breakage. Can be used 2 ways: apply to damp hair and leave on for at least 60 seconds and rinse; or for deeper repair, apply to damp hair and leave in.

And if you also despair of ever having another hair cut and have a head full of split ends to show for that lack then you are going to love:

Amika The Closer Instant Repair Cream - 50ml - $33 - a lightweight, two-in-one leave-in treatment and styling cream for all hair types that instantly seals 96% of split ends while repairing and strengthening hair - it's like magic in a bottle!

Available at Sephora stores across Canada and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

February 12, 2021

Fragrant Friday - Bodycology Sweet Love Fragrance Mist

Get into the Valentine's Day spirit in a very affordable way with:

Bodycology Sweet Love Fragrance Mist - 237ml - $8.99 - indulge your feminine side with the delicate fragrance of whipped cream and sweet rose that will have you smelling good enough to eat!
 
Love the scent? You can also enjoy it in a fragrant, moisturizing soak with the Bodycology Sweet Love Bath Fizzies - 8 fizzies - $8.99 - each fizzy adds fragrant effervescence to your bath, while delivering skin moisturizing vitamin E.
 
Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
 
- Lisamarie -

February 3, 2021

This week I'm obsessed with...Vichy Liftactiv Supreme H.A. Wrinkle Filler!

A lack of botox are making those little lines start to reappear on my forehead and between my eyes - since botox doesn't look like it's going to be a thing anytime soon it was time to start looking for a line fighting alternative...
 
Vichy Liftactiv Supreme H.A. Wrinkle Filler - 30ml - $62.95 - a potent face and eye serum that reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles with a fragrance-free formula containing 1.5% pure hyaluronic acid, vitamin Cg and neuro-peptides all powered by Vichy volcanic water, this potent face and eye serum reduces the look of wrinkles and fine lines.
 
It is not only the best wrinkle filler for forehead; it also works as both an under eye wrinkle filler, a lip line filler and anywhere else you might need it. I really love the applicator which makes it very easy to apply the product exactly where you want it without wasting any! 
 
And for optimal efficacy on deep wrinkles, follow-up with the Liftactiv Supreme Day Cream or Night Cream. 

Available at drug stores across Canada and online at vichy.ca.

- Lisamarie -

January 25, 2021

Winter skin must-haves from SkinCeuticals, Bleu Lavande and CeraVe!

Feel like your skin has totally changed on you lately? It's not your imagination - the cold and dry winter weather accelerates water loss from the outermost layers of skin, causing it to become dry and flaky which can also lead to redness and irritation. So if you haven't switched up your daily seasonal skin routine from fall yet - now's the time and here are a few great choices to ensure a hydrated and healthy glow all winter long:

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 - 48ml - $155 - helps restore the skin's external barrier and reinforce its natural self-regeneration while intensely nourishing mature skin to reduce visible signs of premature aging with a formula containing 2% pure ceramides 1 & 3 - synergistically proven to increase hydration and barrier function; 4% natural cholesterol - proven to accelerate barrier recovery in aging skin to improve the appearance of elasticity; and 2% fatty acids - aids in structural integrity of lipids to optimize skin’s overall lipid balance.
 
It has a very unique texture and a little goes a long way - take a bit from the jar and roll it between your fingers to warm it up before applying to the skin - it will soak in like magic!
 
Available from dispensing doctors, medical spas and high-end spas as well as online at skinceuticals.ca.
Bleu Lavande Body Butter
- 160ml - $21 - perfect for dry and very dry skin, it nourishes, soothes and hydrates the skin - even extra dry areas such as elbows, knees and heels - thanks to a soft and creamy gluten free formula containing 99.5% natural origin moisturizing ingredients including shea butter, olive oil and aloe leaf extract along with true lavender essential oil that makes it smell amazing.
 
Available at drug and grocery retailers across Canada and online at bleulavande.com.
CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream
- 85g - $13.99 - protects against and alleviates chapping, cracking and roughness due to dryness while helping replenish the skin's natural protective moisture barrier with a formula containing ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid for healthy, soft looking hands without a greasy feel.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada and online at well.ca.

- Lisamarie -

January 18, 2021

This week I'm obsessed with... Mary Kay Micellar Water!

Mary Kay Micellar Water - 147ml - $20 - gentle yet effective for all skin types, it attracts impurities to cleanse skin with just a few soft swipes of a saturated cotton ball or pad.
 
Sometimes I use it on its own for quick, refreshing cleansing but I especially love it for double cleansing, especially when using my facial brush - I use the Water first to get rid of most of the makeup and dirt that tends to clog up the brush - which makes for a much for effective brush cleansing experience!
And it goes perfectly with the Mary Kay Reusable Facial Pads - $18 - a set of 10 reusable pads that are made of 80% bamboo and 20% cotton and come with a drawstring laundry bag for easy cleaning. These are already sold out online but hopefully your Mary Kay rep was clever enough to stock up!
 
Available through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't already have one you can locate one at - www.marykay.ca or 1-866-455-5454. 
 
- Lisamarie -

January 11, 2021

Night time necessities from Dr Teal's, Belif & Quo!

Dr Teal’s Melatonin Sleep Bath and Sleep Soak promotes a better night's sleep thanks to a formula  infused with melatonin - which helps regulate sleep and wake cycles; along with lavender and chamomile essential oils - to help reduce stress and encourage relaxation.
 
Foaming Sleep Bath with Melatonin - 1000ml - $9.99 - transforms your bath into a rejuvenating experience with essential oils to soothe the senses and help provide relief from stress and bubbles to gently cleanse.
 
Pure Epsom Salt Melatonin Sleep Soak - 1.36kg - $9.99 - restores and replenishes with pure, mineral rich epsom salt - eases aches and soreness from muscle pains and an essential oil blend to create a blissful soaking experience that soothes the senses and helps provide relief from stress while helping relieve aches and pains.
 
Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at shoppersdrugmart.ca.
Belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask - 75ml - $45 - with a jelly-pudding texture and a formula containing skin-soothing Scottish heather and ultra-hydrating lady's mantle that locks and seals in explosive, powerful moisture all night long helping you wake up to ultra-hydrated and nourished skin with a dewy, radiant glow.
 
Available at Sephora stores across Canada and online at sephora.ca.
Quo Beauty Sleep Mask - $8.99 - a soft and smooth satin masks that helps block out light and visual distractions - with an elastic band for comfortable, easy fit.
 
Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -