May 12, 2021

This week I'm obsessed with... Dr Teal's Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa) Collection!

Out of all the products I have tried lately with hemp oil (and don't they seem to be putting it in everything these days?!) this is by far my fave...

Dr Teals Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa) Collection, for a soothing experience which includes:

Soaking Solution - 1.36kg - $8.98 - combines pure epsom salt with hemp seed oil (cannabis sativa) to help revitalize weary muscles, add silkiness to skin and help fall into a deep sleep; along with a blend of white thyme, cedarwood and bergamot essential oils to help create a soothing soaking experience that calms the mind and body providing relief from stress. 
 
Foaming Bath - 1000ml - $8.98 - with a unique bubbling formula that combines luxurious essential oils like white thyme, cedarwood and bergamot with pure epsom salt to soothe the senses, revitalize tense muscles, provide relief from stress while leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed; along with hemp seed oil (cannabis sativa) to moisture, nourish and soothe dry irritated skin. 

Not only does my skin look and feel great after using but best of all is the way it smells - if you are expecting hemp to have natural, hippie kind of smell - adjust your thinking - it's more like a really expensive spa (without the price tag)! The scent is also so relaxing, be prepared to do nothing useful for the rest of the day/night!
 
Available at Walmart and walmart.ca.
 
- Lisamarie -

May 7, 2021

Fragrant Friday - Carolina Herrera Bad Boy

What seduces and captivates with the speed and precision of lightning...?
 
Carolina Herrera Bad Boy - 100ml EDT Natural Spray - $124, 50ml EDT Natural Spray - $92, 200ml Shower Gel - $42, 75g Deodorant Stick - $36 - a warm and spicy scent with top notes of red and white pepper and Italian green bergamot; heart notes of cedarwood and sage; and base notes of tonka beans and absolut of cocoa. A tribute to empowered men who dare to follow their own path and who aren't afraid to express and share their feelings - all I can say is enlightened men sure smell nice! 
 
What's really fun is the bottle, shaped like a lightning bolt in midnight blue with gold accents - very striking (get it?!) - and even more fun, the commercial...
 
 
 
Available now at Hudson's Bay, Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart and Jean Coutu stores across Canada and online at sephora.ca. The Shower Gel and Deodorant Stick are exclusive to Hudson's Bay.
 
- Lisamarie -

May 5, 2021

This week I'm obsessed with... Belif Aqua Bomb Brightening Vitamin C Cream

Get your spring glow back with:
 
Belif Aqua Bomb Brightening Vitamin C Cream - 50ml - $56 - with a light and moisturizing gel cream formula that brightens and hydrates thanks to a quadruple hyaluronic acid blend - to replenish moisture on the inner and outer layers of the skin while increasing moisture density; and a powerful burst of vitamin C & E - to brighten.

The light gel cream texture is perfect as the days get warmer and the desire to lighten up your skin cream intensifies. My only complaint is that it doesn't smell like citrus - my philosophy is that any beauty product that contains vitamin C should smell like citrus - it doesn't smell like hotdogs so I guess that is an improvement over many vitamin C products... but regardless of the smell, you will love how your skin feels (and what you don't feel - it's free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. ) when you add this to your skincare routine!

Available at Sephora stores across Canada and sephora.ca.
 
- Lisamarie -

April 30, 2021

Fragrant Friday - Nica Ricci Nina Rose Garden

Nina Ricci has a new, limited edition fragrance just as delicious as an afternoon spent in the heart of nature in full bloom:

Nina Rose Garden - 50ml EDT - $85 - a green floral fragrance tinged with all the sparkle of Nina Ricci. Amidst burgeoning nature, the smell of cut grass mingles with the aroma of crisp pear to form a fresh accord enhanced by a dash of lemon and grapefruit. At this point appears a tender and sensual middle note composed of absolute of orange blossom and neroli blossom. Finally, vanilla absolute and white musk add a touch of addictive smoothness to this jus that is as refreshing as a spring breeze.

As lovely as I think the fragrance is, the true star of this for me is the bottle - ultra-glossy opaline pink with an oversized pink and white checked canvas ribbon that just screams "wear me on a beautiful picnic dammit!" And since picnics are really the only way to eat out these days, I believe I will! I also feel like this would make a great Mother's Day gift - it's just around the corner and you know mom won't have this one already either!
Available now at Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Jean Coutu, Brunet, Uniprix and Familiprix stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

April 23, 2021

Fragrant Friday - Bath & Body Works Sunshine Mimosa

The latest scent from Bath & Body Works - Sunshine Mimosa is a cheerful combination of bright bubbly champagne and the happy scent of sweet, fresh citrus that banishes all thoughts of winter - bring on spring!
 
Available in the collection:
 
Eau de Parfum - 50ml or 7ml - with a higher concentration of fragrance oils for a more intense, longer-lasting scent;

Fine Fragrance Mist - 236ml or 88ml - a conditioning aloe mist that nourishes skin for the lightest, most refreshing way to fragrance;

Shower Gel - 295ml or 88ml - with a gentle and non-drying formula that combines nourishing vitamin E and aloe to create a rich, bubbly lather to leave skin feeling fresh and clean;
 
Moisturizing Body Wash - 296ml - with a rich formula infused with shea and cocoa butter and coconut oil, the creamy lather gently cleanses and instantly hydrates skin;

Body Lotion - 236ml - provides 24 hours of nourishing moisture with a formula infused with shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin E -  it absorbs quickly into skin and feels noticeably softer after use;

Ultra Shea Body Cream - 226g or 70g - with a non-greasy formula infused with fluffy shea and cocoa butters along with skin-soothing aloe for 24 hours of moisture that leaves skin feeling noticeably softer after use;

Foaming Sugar Body Scrub - 226g - infused with vitamin E and sugar exfoliants, it gently exfoliates with a luxurious, rich lather that gently reveals radiance;

Gentle Foaming Hand Soap - 259ml - with natural essential oils combined with nourishing vitamin E and 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;
 
Hand Cream - 29ml - with a luxurious formula containing moisturizing shea butter and vitamin E, it  absorbs quickly to leave hands feeling soft, smooth and nourished; 

3-Wick Candle - made with natural essential oils and an evenly melting soy wax blend.

This is definitely my new favourite scent - it is impossible to smell it and not feel happy - with sweet citrus wonderfulness and a hint of bubbles!

Available in Bath & Body Works stores across Canada and online at bathandbodyworks.com.

- Lisamarie -

April 14, 2021

Needful Things - Dove Nourishing Hand Sanitizer & Love Beauty And Planet Hand Cream

 

I feel like in the last year I've become a real connoisseur of hand sanitizers and to be honest, most of them are really kind of terrible - they smell bad and they dry out my hands but since avoiding them isn't really an option, I'm happy to have found one that smells and feels great!
 
Dove Nourishing Hand Sanitizer - 236ml - $6.47 - in Deep Moisture or Shea Butter & Warm Vanilla, 59ml - $3.47 - in Deep Moisture - uses a breakthrough formula containing soybean oil, echium seed oil and stearic acid to deliver skin nourishment and moisturization, to help mitigate alcohol’s drying effect and improve skin hydration without compromising antibacterial efficacy.

And while I don't feel like all the moisture has been sucked out of my hands like with other sanitizers I still enjoy a bit of hand cream throughout the day...
and I love mini sized ones that I can tuck away anywhere and everywhere!
 
Love Beauty And Planet Hand Cream and Lotion - 28.3g - $4.99 - made with a signature natural ingredient and each sublime scent is infused with an ethically sourced oil or extract, without dyes or parabens - available are: All Snuggled Up - tucuma butter & vanilla; Walk In The Woods - marula oil & cedarwood; Divine Indulgence - coconut milk & white jasmine; Shea Velvet - shea butter & sandalwood; Delicious Glow - murumuru butter & rose; Luscious Hydration - coconut water & mimosa flower; and Soothe and Serene - argan oil & lavender

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

April 7, 2021

Spring into seasonal beauty with Bite Beauty, Catrice Cosmetics and Quo Beauty!

Bite Beauty Upswing Extreme Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Solid Black
- $33 - a clean, ultra-pigmented liquid eyeliner that glides on smoothly for precise, stress-free application and extreme long wear that doesn't fade. The formula contains passionflower extract - nourishes and doesn’t allow the liner to flake or dry out; and fruit-derived pectin - to provide an even application and smooth glide. 
 
I like the nice clean look that comes from a liquid liner but generally find it messy and hard to apply - after trying this one I realize that my previous issues came from a lack of glide - the easier they glide on, the more precise your line will be - with very little effort!

Available at Sephora stores across Canada and online at sephora.ca and bitebeauty.com.
Catrice Cosmetics Blush Box
in Nude Peach - $7.99 - a silky matte powder blush with light-diffusing pigments for a healthy, natural looking flush on the cheeks that is waterproof and sweatproof for even the most active lifestyle!

This is the perfect spring shade that is so natural looking, it won't look too stark on winter-paled skin - and is buildable, so as you lose your pallor it allows you to add a little more colour!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.
Quo Beauty Avocado Lip Balm in Coral Crush
- $10 - a lightly tinted lip balm formulated with avocado oil to help provide both moisture and a touch of colour to the lips.

The coral shade is universally flattering and the sweet scent is going to have you wanting to eat your own lips off!

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -

March 26, 2021

Fragrant Friday - Belif The Garden

Energize your senses with the first fragrance from belif:
 
Belif The Garden - 50ml EDP - $80 - an invigorating fruity citrus and floral fragrance that takes you on a stroll into the garden with opening notes of sparkling citrus and sweet berry; heart notes of dewy spring blossoms and white flower; and a base of smooth white musk and woods wrapped in an earthy base for an unforgettable fragrance with a bright, fresh feeling. 
 
The fragrance truly is an ode to springtime - my best description is light and happy - and really who can't use a bit (lot) of that?! Even the sunny yellow bottle has me thinking spring thoughts!

Available now exclusively at avon.ca and ca.naturecollection.com

- Lisamarie -