June 30, 2023

Fragrant Friday - Avon Haiku Sunrise

Avon introduces a new sun-inspired scent that is set to illuminate your life...
Avon Haiku Sunrise - 50ml EDP - $35 - a woody floral fragrance with top notes of wild fig, watermelon and Madagascar black pepper; heart notes of fresh coconut water, sweet rhubarb and marine accord; and base notes of warm cedarwood, cashmere woods and amber.
I'm not sure what a sunrise specifically should smell like but this could be it - it's very outdoors-y and fresh which would be a very logical way for a sunrise to smell and a perfect summer scent!

Available now at avon.ca.

- Lisamarie -

June 23, 2023

Fragrant Friday - Paco Rabanne Fame Blooming Pink

What's pink and gold and as joyful of an armful of blooming flowers...
Paco Rabanne Fame Blooming Pink - 80ml EDP - $165 - a warm floral fragrance with top notes of succulent, 100% natural origin mango and fresh bergamot; heart notes of bright jasmine from Grasse and olibanum; and sensual and warm base notes of incense - sustainably sourced in Somaliland, vanilla and sandalwood.
I like the top and base of the fragrance but the jasmine really stands out making it a little too floral for my taste - it smells very pretty and feminine which isn't my jam but jasmine lovers will likely appreciate it. On the other hand, do I love the glittery pink pastille dress on this collector edition bottle? You know I do!

Available now at Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora and Jean Coutu stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

June 7, 2023

This week I'm obsessed with... Fenty Beauty Match Stix Color-Adaptive Cheek + Lip Stick!

Your summer makeup routine just became a lot easier thanks to...
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Color-Adaptive Cheek + Lip Stick in Strawberry Pop - $42 - a hydrating multi-use gel-stick that uses color-shift technology to bring out the most flattering universal rosy color of cheeks and lips for all skin tones with a moisturizing formula that applies evenly and smoothly for a soft dewy finish.
These adaptive colour products are hard to do properly - I find you usually end up with either something too pale to show up on most or so vibrant that it looks scary on pale skin. Rihanna got it right with this one - I tried it out on several different skin tones (yes, people do scatter when they see me approach with the product du jour and that gleam in my eye) and it looked lovely on everyone - nothing crazy just a nice flush of colour! If you decide you need this in your life, don't delay, it's limited edition and I think it's going to sell out!

Part of the Fenty Beauty Summatime Collection the rest of which is also worth checking out:
Poutsicle Hydrating Lip Stain in Gem And I and Fuchsia Wife - $40 - for a wet-look shine and a soft stain of colour; and Fenty Icon Semi-Matte Refillable Lipstick in Nosy Rosy, Tropic Doll and Miss Candy Venom - $26 - long-lasting universal shades with a creamy, semi-matte finish - paired with a matching Summatime Edition Case - $20 - get it on the fentybeauty.com site and you can also score yourself a Summatime Water Bottle - $35 - staying hydrated has never been so pretty as with this lightweight aluminum bottle - it holds 500ml and has a clip fastener to help you not forget it!
Available at Sephora stores across Canada and online at sephora.ca and fentybeauty.com while it lasts. 

- Lisamarie -