March 31, 2023

Fragrant Friday - Marc Jacobs Daisy Paradise

Continuing the Daisy legacy, the new Daisy Paradise are a novel, seasonal twist on the classic Daisy scent that  captures the free-spirited allure of a sunset walk through a field of blooming flowers in an extraordinary landscape. 

Each fragrance features unique pink and purple hued notes that evoke the comforting feeling of the warm sun touching the earth. The scent comes in 3 versions:
Marc Jacobs Daisy Paradise- 50ml EDT - $114 - with notes of poppy natureprint​ , oak chips​ and ambrox super - if you are in search of a spring fragrance, this would be a great one to check out, it really does smell like flowers and sunshine and of course the packaging is beautiful!

As well as:
Daisy Paradise Eau so Fresh - pink pepper, lavender​ and attar mitti natureprint​; and
Daisy Paradise Love - iris , patchouli​, sorbetto​
Available for a limited time at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at
- Lisamarie -

March 17, 2023

Fragrant Friday - enjoy an embarrassment of scent choices with Solinotes!

Solinotes offers so many options in fragrance that it really makes it soooo  easy to find the scent that suits you and your mood whatever it might happen to be that season/month/day or even minute!
With 19 choices with everything from sweet to floral to fruity, with each fragrance being designed around a key note:
Almond: A sweet scent for a surprising and delicious moment of well-being. A Floriental with notes of sweet almond, composed like a cloud, for a soothing effect.

Cherry Blossom: A fragrance that leaves a languorous trail of sensuous sensations. In the garden of delights, this scent as gentle as a spring day exudes myriad notes of Citrus, Rose, Cherry, Blackcurrant, Raspberry and more. The Musk base will stimulate the senses, accentuated by invigorating Lemon, Mandarin and Cardamom notes.
Cotton Blossom: The fragrance of Cotton Flower is like wearing a cozy fluffy blanket. Its pure and delicate scent wraps around you for an instant sense of well-being. Floral top notes of Bergamot and Rice Powder flow over mid notes of Violet, Jasmine and Rosebud that are gentle and soothing. A cloud of Musk and Vanilla at the base brings a touch of innocence.
Fig Blossom: A trail of woody and fruity notes that conjure up the Mediterranean coast. Its fleshy clusters of hundreds of tiny flowers make Fig a popular aroma among perfumers. A sensual and delicate fragrance bursting with sunshine that blooms profusely in summer.
Freesia: A luminous fragrance with fruity notes to let your happiness burst forth. Freesia and Jasmine caress you with their harmonious nuances for a revitalizing effect. 

Iris: A flower which is a symbol of prestige. An extraordinary aromatic treasure that is a harmonious blend of zesty Mandarin and powdery Iris and Violet notes. A mysterious flower named after a goddess, smooth and sensual to reveal its contrasts between seductive Musk and precious Tonka Bean.
Jasmine Blossom: One of the two “queens of flowers” in perfumery, generous and romantic, Jasmine has enhanced feminine beauty since ancient times. A light and seductive fragrance accentuated by a floral trail imbued with notes of intense cedar and warming amber. Sensual and timeless.
Magnolia: A poetic and elegant white floral perfume with solar accents. Magnolia is an olfactory journey to soft, mellow spring days. Its white, pink and cream blooms embody sensuality and femininity. A heady heart of Arabian Jasmine enhances the accord of notes and infuses Magnolia with an intense power of attraction. 
Musk: A fragrance with body and soul, feminine and captivating. Musk in its raw state is the scent of virility, ambery and sensual without overdoing it, striking the perfect balance of spicy and sweet. This fragrance refreshed on the top by Lemon and Bergamot accents enhanced by notes of Jasmine and Rose is as glamorous and enveloping as you’d expect.
Orange Blossom: This fragrance instantly transports you to the shade of Orange Blossom in bloom. A bright and radiant perfume that reveals the full magic of Orange Blossom. A heady heart of Water Jasmine and Rose lends a sweet, tender touch. A blend of Honey and Musk creates a gourmand and captivating base.
Pink Grapefruit: A refreshing and zesty fragrance bursting with sunshine. This perfume bursting with passionate energy dazzles on the skin to reflect your own sparkling personality. With top notes of citrus, Pomelo is a soft fusion of fruity – Melon, Blood Orange, Grapefruit – and floral – Jasmine, Iris, Musk – aromas. Base notes of Cedar and Vetiver bring depth and intense woodiness.
Pomegranate: An emphatically feminine fragrance bursting with energy and exotic sensations. Tangy and dynamic green notes are sure to unveil the more sparkling aspects of your personality. Intense, spicy and incredibly juicy, Pomegranate is the summer classic with a twist of freshness. Sandalwood brings a warm and powerful base.
Rose: A love story in a fragrance, romantic of course, tender obviously and poetic naturally, Rose can also be resolutely modern and contemporary that is at once sparking and fresh.
Tiare: Inhaling the irresistible Tiare flower takes you to the heart of Tahiti. Its intoxicating solar notes tell a story of exotic climes, white sandy beaches and the vibrant colours of the ocean. Its soothing and nourishing properties easily transport you to the Pacific. A base of Vanilla and Rosewood vie for attention to bring gourmand and elegant harmony.
Tonka Bean: With a range of scents which has a smooth and intoxicating aroma with powdery, vanilla notes. Sun-ripened gems from the tropics of the Caribbean, Tonka Beans bring accords of Mandarin Flower and Vanilla wrapped around a core of velvet. Unrivaled for its versatility, Tonka Bean successfully marries woody notes with the sensual notes of Musk and Amber.
Vanilla: They don’t come any more sensual than vanilla with its floral and exotic facets that never fail to bring a smooth and gourmand feel. The subtle spicy base will soon whisk you off to the islands of the Indian ocean and the splendor of Madagascar.
White Tea: An intimate and discreet fragrance that beckons relaxation. Its delicate and fresh character has made it much sought-after in perfumery. Notes of Cardamom and Bergamot bring light and warmth. At its base, Musk is blended with the peachy-apricot aromas of Osmanthus.
Ylang: A unique, sensual fragrance with notes of exotic flowers. Ylang-ylang has the power to transport us, in a single inhalation, to a faraway tropical paradise. Breathe in the scents of islands in the Indian and Pacific oceans, notes of Jasmine and Peach Flower over a delicate base of Vanilla and Orange Blossom for softness and light.
Yuzu: A fusion of wild Mandarin and zesty Lemon. Citrus and Yuzu are the tonic duo that promise energy and refreshment when you need it most. With zesty notes, a touch of zing, white flower petals and eau fraiche, Yuzu oozes energy and elegance. 

The vegan formulas are clean with only essential ingredients: alcohol from natural origins (except for the body mist which is water based and alcohol free), perfume, a little bit of water and that's all! 
My favourites are Tonka and Yuzu - which are wonderful on their own but also layer nicely together - I can be sweet, fruity or sweet/fruity depending on the day!
Available as a: 250ml Body Mist - $16 or 50ml EDP - $28 - available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

March 15, 2023

This Week I'm Obsessed With... Benefit The POREfessional Deep Retreat Pore-Clearing Clay Mask!

Benefit The POREfessional Deep Retreat Pore-Clearing Clay Mask - 30ml - $26, 75ml - $49 - with a smooth, creamy formula that deep cleans to promote visibly refined, clear-looking pores and mattified, healthy-looking skin. 
It has a slightly gross quality to it that I'm not ashamed to love - as the mask dries down you will see little dots which is where the oil is being drawn out of your skin. I personally I find evidence of a beauty product actually doing something while it works incredibly gratifying!
If it sounds like something you would want to try I highly recommend checking out Shoppers Drug Mart (store or online) for the Benefit POREfessional Package Deal Value Set which includes small sizes of the mask, Tight ’n Toned AHA+PHA Toner - refines and tones the look of pores with a quick-absorbing foam formula and everyone's favourite Pore Primer for $44!

Available at Benefit counters across Canada and the set is available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores and online at

- Lisamarie -

March 1, 2023

Share your purple manicure and help empower on International Women's Day!

Share the power of purple this International Women's Day (March 8th) and paint your nails with purple polish and share it on your socials with the hashtag #PurplePolishProject to empower others to take a stand ans peak out against gender-based violence.

I'm a fan of this fmg Glimmer Nail Polish from Avon in Lost Galaxy Plum ($14 at because for every one purchased from March 1 to 28, Avon will donate $2 to the Avon Foundation for Women Canada's Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Program, to support Women's Shelters Canada - which supports shelters and transition houses to ensure women and children fleeing violence receive the support they need while playing a critical role in the efforts to end gender-based violence - visit to learn more.

- Lisamarie -