October 31, 2012

Quo Holiday Collection 2012

If you've been paying attention, you'll have noticed all of the Quo holiday goodies that have started to trickle into Shoppers Drug Mart over the past couple of weeks. Since it's all limited edition, you shouldn't wait to jump on anything you see that you want - and to help you out, here's a complete listing of everything that's coming - so start making your wish list now! 

Quo Treasure Box - $38 - a fold-out kit that includes: 24 eye shadows, 8 lip glosses, 4 blushes, 3 pressed powders, black mascara, lip liner, eye liner and 6 applicators.
Quo Beauty On The Go - $15 - a sleek compact holding 3 lipsticks, 3 eye shadows and 1 blush as well as applicators for them - perfect for your on-the-go holiday makeup needs!
Quo Jewel Palette - $12 - a compact collection of four natural shades in a jewel inspired palette!
Quo Spotlight Mini Palette - $12 - a mega-watt mini palette that holds 6 eye shadows as well as a blush, bronzer and highlighter.
Quo Smoking Hot Eye Palette - $5 - includes 5 complimentary shades to create the perfect smokey eye - in shades of brown or purple.
Quo All About The Eyes - $22 - mix and match 10 expertly selected shades for endless options that go from day to night.
Quo All About Face - $20 - create a flawless beauty look with 2 powder blushes, 2 cream blushes as well as a highlighter, bronzer and face powder.
Quo Modesty Collection - $60 - offers unlimited beauty looks from subdued to vibrant with a collection of 52 eye shadows, 18 lip glosses, 6 portable lip gloss pots, 4 blushes as well as a liquid eye liner and mascara.
Quo Fold Out Glam Kit - $32 - a glamorous all-in-one makeup kit with 15 eye shadows, 8 lip glosses, 2 blushes and a bronzer.
Quo Perfect Face Beauty Box - $25 - a cube of beauty wonders with 9 eye shadows, a blush duo, bronzer quad, mascara, liquid eye liner and lip gloss.
Quo Ready For Action - $15 - a compact way to carry 16 eye shadows and 5 lip glosses as well as a pop-up mirror - in 2 colour offerings.
Quo Back To Basics - $25 - 12 gradient eye shadow shades including light, neutral and darker, smokey shades along with a full-size eye shadow brush.
Quo Hidden Gems Collection - $42 - an embellished chest containing 16 eye shadows, 10 lip glosses, 4 blush/bronzers, 2 powders, 2 eye pencils and a mascara as well as all the tools needed to create your perfect look!
Quo Magnetic Lip Applicator Brush Set - $12 - with magnetic brush heads that flip out to apply lipstick or gloss and flip back in for clean, compact storage.
Quo Ultra Mini Brush Set - $15 - the sleek case holds compact blush, shadow, concealer and brow/liner brushes - when you take out the removable inserts, the case also doubles as a chic business card holder.
Quo Precious Tools Brush Set - $25 - a convenient travel brush set with gold handles which includes: blush, foundation and 3 double-ended eye shadow brushes in a gorgeous case.
Quo Holiday Master Brush Set - $60 - with 10 beautifully crafted brushes with tortoise shell handles housed inside a sequined cosmetic bag including: powder, blush, foundation, concealer, lip, liner/brow, crease blender, all over shadow, definer shadow, shadow smudger brushes.
Quo 10 Piece Travel Brush Set - $42 - with 10 miniature-sized brushes for easy travel including: powder, blush, foundation, concealer, lip, liner/brow, crease blender, all over shadow, definer shadow, shadow smudger brushes.
Quo Women's Manicure Set - $25 - a complete collection of grooming tools including: nail clipper, toe nail clipper, cuticle nipper, nail buffer/file, scissors and slanted tweezers.
Quo Men's Manicure Set - $15 - all the essential tools for keeping nails in great shape including: toe nail clipper, nail clipper, nail file and scissors.
Quo Oil Blotting Papers - $8 - (100 sheets) - housed inside the cutest limited edition holiday case they make a perfect stocking stuffer!
Quo Rhinestone Emery Board - $3 - in black with silver, gold or red rhinestones.
Quo Night Out Bag - $15 - a trendy bag that will hold all the beauty tools needed to prepare for a night out on the town - in black or gold.
Quo Lipstick Case - $9 - an elegant case that adds some glamour to your style and your lipstick!
Quo Dream Lustre - $15 - for all-over holiday glow.
Quo All That Glitters - $15 - includes 4 glamourous glitter tubes to add some sparkle to the holiday season.
Quo Click Lip Gloss Set - $20 - includes 6 shades of lightly flavoured glosses.
Quo Mini Lip Gloss Tower - $10 - with 6 mini glosses in two colour combinations.
Like you needed more incentive but when you spend $50 or more on any Quo Cosmetics Holiday products you will receive this Quo Cosmetics Bag!

Check it all out at your local Shoppers Drug Mart now!

- Lisamarie -

Eye Love Wednesday - Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Quatuor

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Quatuor 4 Color Eyeshadow Palette - $64 - with an instant matte and intense formula that melds perfectly with a satin, pearly veil producing amplified light effects in 8 captivating quads:
01 Maestro - gradation from radiant mineral sprinkles to high-powered rock colours: glowing greige, radiant mica stone, matte asphalt grey, matte obsidian lava black.
02 Terra Sienna - gradation from sunlight-infused sand to strong earth Italian brown: dewy beige, shiny bright taupe, shaded hot brown, matte earth brown.
03 Pantelleria - gradation from light infused faded to deep brown-green sun influence on colours with a new colour invention: vreige - halfway between green and beige: vreige, dewy celadon, bright sage green with silver and gold reflections, intense matte khaki.
04 Effeto Nudo - the Giorgio Armani contemporary interpretation of the legendary Italian "Claroscuro": neutral bright beige, light matte and sandy taupe, darker matte taupe, rich tierra.
05 Mediterranean - gradation of Mediterranean blue from quiet spring dawn to fall storm sea: luminous silver tinged with a touch of blue, light blue grey, vivid and intense Armani bleu de Prusse, Armani blue Marine.
06 Boudoir - gradation from dewy coral essence to intense Amazonian mahogany: soft coral, bright rosewood, strong matte, intense mahogany.
07 Saharan Blush - gradation from summer Saharan sky to hot sand brown: glowing rose, Saharan eggshell, bright rose, hot brown.
08 Parma - gradation from dewy lilac rose to an iconic amethyst powder: lilac rose, lilac rose tinted with blue reflections, sparkling mineral dust, intense amethyst violet.

Available exclusively at Holt Renfrew.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluid Body Lotion!

What better choice for Halloween then something a little spooky...

Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluid Body Lotion - 200ml - $29 - with notes of Belladonna, Incense, Apricot, Honey Drops, Tiger Orchid and Jasmin Sambac.

Now if I was impressed with her black fragrance that goes clear when you spray it, I am waaaaaaaay more in awe of her lotion that does the same thing. This is one of those things that needs to be seen to be believed my friends.

It's black when it comes out of the bottle and on to my skin and I figured there was just no way that colour could disappear, especially on someone as pasty as I am. But it did, it just did - it was there and then it was gone - it's a Halloween miracle!

If you like to layer your fragrance products or if you prefer a lotion for a lighter hit of the scent or just want to be amazed by black body lotion then it's worth picking up!

Available at The Bay, Sears, Sephora and Jean Coutu.

- Lisamarie -

October 30, 2012

The Body Shop Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection

Sparkle and shine all season long with this limited edition makeup range filled with earthy metallic hues, colour for the lips and all the glimmer you could ever possibly want!
4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette in Smoky Copper - $28 - includes step-by-step instructions and mini brushes.

The Sparkler in Dazzling Copper - $24 - adds a spritz of sparkle to your hair, shoulders or anywhere else you want to glow!

Metallic Eye Definer Pencil in Copper Brown and Pure Gold - $11.50 - ultra soft for easy blending.

Colourglide Shine in Rare Coral and Copper Mine - $13
4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette in Smoky Moonstone - $28 - includes step-by-step instructions and mini brushes.

The Sparkler in Enchanting Gold - $24 - adds a spritz of sparkle to your hair, shoulders or anywhere else you want to glow!

Metallic Eye Definer Pencil in Moonstone and Golden Brown - $11.50 - ultra soft for easy blending.

Colourglide Shine in Rose Quartz and Ruby Sparkle - $13
Finish either look off with the Dazzling Rocks - $25 - a tub of shimmering gold and copper beads that will add a little radiance to cheeks, shoulders, decolletage or anywhere else you want to put it - easily applied with the Slanted Kabuki Brush - $28

Available now in-store and online at www.thebodyshop.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Benefit Perk Up Artist - correct and conceal with one handy kit!

Benefit Perk Up Artist - $34 - a trio of custom complexion correctors including: a yellow neutralizer to correct redness and discolouration; a skin-toned concealer to hide dark circles and imperfections; and a pink brightener to perk up tired eyes!

I especially appreciate how Benefit has put separate covers on each corrector to keep them from drying out or getting mixed together!

What could make the kit better: a lighter concealer option for us pale people and a green corrector to make it a complete kit!

Available now at Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques.

- Lisamarie -

Essie Winter Collection 2012 - with swatches!

Make a statement with all kinds of colour this winter for the modern women who wants the best of everything!
Snap Happy - incandescent vermillion
Where's My Chauffeur? - driven, gorgeous turquoise
Leading Lady - glittering crimson regalia
Butler Please - blue-blooded cobalt
Beyond Cozy - super sparkle
She's Pampered - luxe scarlet
Available November in salons and major retailers.
- Lisamarie -