April 30, 2013

NARS Summer 2013 and Pierre Hardy for NARS Collections

NARS Summer 2013 offers a modern spin on the sexy, futuristic glam of the 1970's with a cool, nonconformist colour palette for the warm weather season and a sophistication that's polished yet punk for an effect that is edgy, glamorous and undeniably modern.
Fashion Rebel Duo Eyeshadow - $39 - dandelion and African violet shades
Euphrate Single Eyeshdow - $28 - frosted mint steel hue

Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner - $28 -iridescent lilac
Puerto Vallarta Multiple - $46 - shimmering tangerine
Tolede Lipstick - $30 - versatile pink rose satin
Paris Follies Larger Than Life Lip Gloss - $32 - pink flamingo

Barrow Street Eyeliner - $30 - seafoam green
Madness Nail Polish - $21 - electric orange crush hue

And if that's not enough NARS for you - then check out Pierre Hardy for NARS - where he brings a fresh colour palette inspired by his Summer 2013 shoe collection to a line of polishes and blushes:
Nail Polish Pair - $32 - in Ethno Run - orange, navy; Sharplines - peach, burgundy; Vertebra - coral, dusty rose; Easy Walking - rose gold, camel; Sharks - yellow, lavender; and Venomous - gunmetal, black (exclusive to narscosmetics.ca)

Blush Palette - $48 - in Boys Don't Cry - pink grapefruit and Rotonde - tiger lily

Both collections available May 1st at Murale, Holt Renfrew, Sephora.ca and narscosmetics.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Adorn yourself with the Roaring 20's courtesy of the Tiffany & Co. Ziegfeld Collection!

You may or may not be excited to see Gatsby - coming soon to theaters, but prepare to get totally stoked by the jewellery inspired by the movie - and since Tiffany & Co. was the jeweler of choice during the actual era, who better to tempt us once again!

You may not be able to get your hands on: The Savoy - a diamond and freshwater cultured pearl headpiece with detachable brooch, inspired by a Native American design in the Tiffany Archives. From The Great Gatsby collection by Tiffany & Co., inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s film in collaboration with Catherine Martin.
But there are lots of great pieces to love from the Ziegfeld Collection - anyone looking to buy me a gift should feel free to choose from any of the following...
Ziegfeld freshwater pearl tassel necklace with sterling silver - $1,300
Ziegfeld ring with freshwater pearls and black onyx in sterling silver - $495
Ziegfeld earrings with freshwater pearls in sterling silver - $495
Ziegfeld pendant with black onyx and freshwater pearls in sterling silver - $495
Ziegfeld Daisy locket in sterling silver (medium) - $660
There's even something for the boy - Ziegfeld monogram cuff links of black enamel and sterling silver - $385

 Ziegfeld black onyx signet ring in sterling silver - $715

- Lisamarie -

Bourjois Rendez-Vous A Paris Manicure Collection Spring/Summer 2013 - with swatches!

Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel - $9.99 - in 4 new shades: 04 Amande Defile, 05 Taupe Modele, 06 Adora-Bleu and 08 Peach and Love
Easy Nail Art Kit - Fashion Accessories for the Nails - $9.99 - includes 122 Stencils, Stickers and Striping Tape - developed in partnership with Parisian nail art blogger, Pschiiit and meant to make creating original and graphic manicures quickly and easily thanks to step-by-step instructions with other tutorials available on the website at www.bourjois.com.
Adora-Bleu topped with some of the nail art - birds and blue polish, my fave things!
Taupe Modele - if you prefer something a little less flashy!
Top it all off and help your colour/designs last longer with 1 Seconde Transparent Glossy - $9.99
Create your own designs with the Dotting Tool - $9.99
And to take it all off is the new 1 Seconde Magic Nail Polish Remover - 75ml - $9.99!

Available exclusively at select Shoppers Drug mart and Pharmaprix stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

April 29, 2013

Mascara Monday - Givenchy Noir Couture Waterproof 4-in-1 Mascara

Givenchy Noir Couture Waterproof 4-in-1 Mascara - $35 - a bold mascara with a tri-spherical brush that does it all: thickening, curving, lengthening and nourishing the lashes with a water-resistant formula and gleaming white and silver packaging.

Available at Sephora.
It offers nice length and just enough thickening without being clumpy or spidery looking...
with a nice, rich black shade.
It doesn't curl but it does do a curving thing that has all of my lashes pointed in the same direction that I really like!

- Lisamarie -

Play Truth or Dare with Schick Quattro for Women and Style yourself with Hillcrest Mall!

Can you remember a single slumber party (or drunken college party) you ever attended that didn't include fun (and embarrassing!) moments shared with friends while playing Truth or Dare?! 

Schick Quattro for Women remembers, and will be daring Canadians all month-long in a virtual Truth or Dare Twitter contest running April 29 – May 29. The prizes alone will make telling the truth or doing a dare all worthwhile!

Over the course of the contest, @SchickQ4W will pose daily Truths and weekly Dares for participants to answer. Each daily response is an entry to win a variety of fantastic prizes including Visa gift cards.

Sound like fun and want to play? Just visit the Schick Quattro for Women Twitter page, and prepare yourself to tell the truth or do a dare - at least this time you will embarrass yourself in front of people you (mostly) don't know! Use #Q4Wtruthordare when tweeting to make sure you are in the contest running!

Hillcrest Mall invites families and shoppers to their spring fashion event in Hillcrest Mall’s Centre Court during the weekend of May 3 – 5 and May 10 – 12. Using Twitter’s new video app called Vine, families and shoppers of all ages can create a personal look using clothing, accessories, and mannequins provided by Hillcrest retailers. Representative stylists will be at the event helping create outfits and film and upload the Vine videos. All participants have a chance to win a $1000 speed stylist shopping spree or Hillcrest Mall gift card. 

Event hours:
Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Hillcrest Mall is a community shopping centre with over 125 stores and services. Located at the corner of Yonge Street and Carrville Road, Hillcrest Mall features premium fashion and lifestyle brands, making it a vibrant shopping destination in GTA. 

For more information, visit www.hillcrestmall.ca or call 905-883-1400.

- Lisamarie -

Bath & Body Works Signature Collection is a perfect Mother's Day pick!

What mom doesn't like wonderful smelling products? And whether she has a favourite or likes to try new things, Bath & Body Works Signature Collection is a great choice - with over 20 fragrances that come in everything from gels, lotions, bubble baths and EDT's that can be layered together for scent that will last all day or mixed and matched depending on the season, mood or whim!

And while there are certain core favourites that are available year round (can't live without my Warm Vanilla Sugar), I also like that they are always launching new ones, like my current fave White Citrus!

Signature Collection products include: Shower Gel - $11, Body Lotion - $11, Fine Fragrance Mist - $14.50, Creamy Body Wash - $12.50, Bubble Bath - $12.50, Body Scrub - $16.50, Triple Moisture Body Cream - $12.50, Intense Moisture Body Butter - $15.50, Shimmer Mist - $14 and Eau de Toilette - $29.50

As if you needed more incentive to check it out... Bath & Body Works is now offering their VIP Tote for only $20 with a $40 purchase - chock full of wonderful products that mom will love (or you can keep for yourself, she'll never know!) and includes:

Forever Red Triple Moisture Body Cream - 240 ml
Rome Honeysuckle Amore Fragrance Trio with a Body Lotion - 240ml; Shower Gel - 300ml and Fine Fragrance Mist - 240ml
Capri Seaside Citrus Travel Size Body Lotion - 90ml
Venice Dolce Berry Travel Size Body Lotion - 90ml
Sicilian Orange Concentrated Room Spray - 45ml
and a Pink Ultra Lathering Sponge.

Available now while supplies last.

- Lisamarie -

April 27, 2013

Lighten and brighten with Neutrogena, Estée Lauder and Avon!

Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair treats common complexion concerns such as uneven skin tone and dark spots with the power of accelerated Retinol SA, Hyaluronic Acid, Glucose Complex and Vitamin C to deliver visibly radiant skin in just one week. With a breakthrough formula that continuously boosts skin cell renewal and is clinically-proven to help fade the look of stubborn dark spots and discolouration to reveal bright, more even skin tone.

Rapid Tone Repair SPF 30 - 29ml - $27.99 - a daily moisturizer that absorbs quickly and targets uneven skin while protecting skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays.

Rapid Tone Repair Night - 29ml - $27.99 - a lightweight, silky moisturizer that absorbs quickly into skin so that you can wake up to brighter clearer skin.

Both have a light, fresh fragrance and are gentle enough for every day use.
Estée Lauder CyberWhite HD dramatically reduces the look of dark spots to reveal high definition clarity and brightness with two new products powered by HD-90 Technology which features a potent 90% active Baicalin - an ingredient derived from a botanical known for its exceptional brightening power:

CyberWhite HD Advanced Spot-Correcting Essence - $115 - with a concentrated formula that features the highest level of HD-90 Technology to help dramatically brighten the look of dark spots. As dullness disappears, light seems to come from deep within the skin which up close appears more flawless, fairer and translucent.

CyberWhite HD Advanced Spot Correcting Moisture Lotion - $62 - a treatment lotion that helps minimize the look of dark spots and dullness to reveal a brighter, clear complexion by preparing skin to absorb the maximum benefits for the treatments that follow and optimizes the brightening benefits of the CyberWhite regimen as it helps revitalize skin with fresh waves of hydration as it balances, protects and cushions.

Available now at Estée Lauder counters across Canada.
Avon Anew Clinical Absolute Even Multi-Tone Skin Corrector - 30g - $44.99 - offers flawless clarity and evening that is gentle, mild and effective on all skin tones and addresses 7 types of discolourations including: dark spots; uneven skin tone; post-acne marks; brown patches; blotch red patches; freckles; and sallowness.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Link Love - 27/04/13

Musicalhouses tries out a summer staple (yellow nail polish), and thinks she just might like it!

Phyrra brings you all of the new Silk Naturals Chromatics Cream Eye Colors. Will you fall in love with them?

There's makeup bases, and then there's makeup bases. Don't miss theNotice's review of the super-cool shu uemura POREraser & Brightening Mousses -- these are definitely the latter!

Jude reviews the WrinkleMD Eye Hyaluronic Filler Patch System. Is this really the No-Needle alternative to Botox and fillers?

Bun Bun Makeup Tips wonders why it took her so long to finally try, review, and swatch the awesome Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows!

Check out the beauty products that Krasey Beauty used for her first bodybuilding competition!

At Musing on Beauty, Mariella discovers a well-kept secret: Laura Mercier Secret Finish. Definitely a secret you want to know!

Addicted to Beauty is in love with these amazing New York-inspired nail art designs. I heart NY!

You don't need to get all the latest and newest beauty tools. Handmade Reviews reveals the best type of kabuki makeup brush for your budget.

Have you ever written a fan letter expressing your love for a cosmetic? Read to find out what mascara has Beauty Info Zone excited enough to do this.

Beauty Reflections has swatches and a review of the new Dior Pink Glow Nude Tan Paradise Duo for you!

Gouldylox Reviews loves this new palette from Too Faced. It's developed by the Pro Artists at Sephora and each color is gorgeous. You won't want to miss it!

Want sparkly clean brushes in no time? Check out Sophie's cheap dupe for the Sigma Makeup Cleaning Glove!

Kim has joined the BB cream bandwagon & reviewed the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Oil-Free B.B. Cream in shade 'Deep'.

Anita's loving the new Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colours, they're just perfect for the summer! Check them out over at Pleasureflush!

Jessika from polish insomniac falls in love with yet another stunning polish from butter LONDON.

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed is now a Guerlain girl to the tips of her fingers thanks to the new Guerlain Colour Lacquers - check out her swatches and admire the luxurious shades!

Jenn from Spiced Beauty shows you her favourite lip gloss that costs under $3.00!
Do you change your beauty routine as the seasons change? Check out how Pammy Blogs Beauty tweaks her routine for spring and summer. Plus, enter to win $500 of Jergens products!

Want to take 10 years off your looks? Brighten that smile with the new Oral B Deep Sweep Electric Toothbrush and Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste.Prime Beauty is giving away 5 of them, so hurry and enter now!

Beauty Spotlight - April 27, 2013

If an unbelievably effective hair mask that gives you gorgeous glossy locks is on your wish list, then Lola's Secret Beauty Blog would love to introduce you to Gotukola Youth Spring Hair Mask! It is a truly amazing product that tames even the most unruly hair!

Want to take 10 years off your looks? Brighten that smile with the new Oral B Deep Sweep Electric Toothbrush and Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste. Prime Beauty is giving away 5 of them, hurry and enter now!

The Pink Sith has learned her lesson about taking Ambien and going on-line. See the Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow in Choc Clair that she purchased in her dream like trance.

Do you change your Beauty Routine for the change of Season? Check out how Pammy Blogs Beauty tweaks her Beauty Routine for Spring and Summer. Plus, enter to win $500 from Jergens!!!

Have you ever written a letter expressing your love for a cosmetic? Read to find out what mascara has Beauty Info Zone excited enough to do this.

15 Minute Beauty shares how she curls her hair, and has it last for days!

Jessika from polish insomniac has the scoop on the Barielle Summer Brights collection!

Bathing suit time is coming fast and Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed has found something that might actually help her get into one this year - check out her newest find - Biotherm Celluli Eraser!

Gratuitous (almost) taupe swatch alert! Modesty Brown compares Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadow in Sweet Dust Seriema to some other similar matte taupe greys.

London MakeUp Girl contemplates a life without sludge in her post on Bright Winter eye makeup.

We all need a bit of Suqqu in our lives, Visionary Beauty reviews the blend colour eyeshadow quad in Akanezora.

Perilously Pale shares how Hourglass Cosmetics takes lip balm/treatments into a whole new territory with their incredibly indulgent, and EFFECTIVE, N0. 28 Lip Treatment Oil.

April 26, 2013

Bourjois Sixties Remix Spring 2013 Collection

A chic and lively collection that revisits the vibe of 1960s pop art with bright colours adapted in their "faded" versions, as though slightly bleached by the sun!
So Laque! Nail Polish in Jaune Trendy - Limited Edition - $9.99 - a beautiful sunshine yellow shade to compliment the bold look of the eyes and lips.

Faux & Fabulous Body Tattoos - Limited Edition - $10 - offer an offbeat touch to the Sixties Remix look and are easy to use just dampen with water and remove the paper - much better than a needle!

BB Gloss in 01 Fair Skin and 02 Medium Skin - $20 - with a 5 in 1 formula that offers: a healthy glow effect with complexion illuminating pigments; protection with rose wax; hydration with moisturizing sweet almond oil; smoothing with nourishing apricot butter; and crystal shine with microcrystalline waxes.

Volumizer Ultra Black Mascara - $20 - Step 1 has a lightly loaded brush that gives you defined volume and prepares lashes for a second coat without clogging - Step 2 has a fully loaded brush to coat your lashes to boost and build maximum volume with no clumps.

Liner Feutre Black - $20 - for a thick and dramatic line.

Contour Clubbing WP Black Party - $17 - with a waterproof formula that is crease-resistant and makes for perfect adherence of the colour and an ultra-soft gliding texture enriched with jojoba and cotton oils to intensely outline the lash line.

Liner Clubbing Liquid Liner in Ultra Black - $20 -a blacker than black liner that helps create intensely beautiful and sexy 'doe eyes' with a formula enriched with black mineral pigments for maximum intensity that is ultra resistant, with 8 hour hold as well as being 100% sweat and tear proof.

Intuitive Liner Black - $20 - forms a dotted, fine and intense line in 1 easy, fail proof application.

Little Round Pot in 17 Bleu Passe - $17 - a vintage shade of sixties-style pale blue that contains fine, silvery pearly extracts that produce an extremely radiant result.

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

- Lisamarie -

Say Yes! Yes! Yes! to Herbal Essences Smooth and Shine Collections!

We've seen the 90's coming back in fashion but I'm a lot happier to see it back in beauty with the reintroduction of Herbal Essences Smooth and Shine Collections!

The Shine Collection is formulated with an infused blend of chamomile, aloe vera and passion flower to provide silky and shiny hair - includes:

Herbal Essences Shine Shampoo - 400ml - $5.99 - cleanses hair to reveal natural shine, just as nature intended.

Herbal Essences Shine Conditioner - 400ml - $5.99 - enhances silkiness and adds shine and gloss, leaving hair luminous.

The Smooth Collection is formulated with an infused blend of rose hips, Vitamin E and jojoba extracts for hair that is soft and smooth - includes:

Herbal Essences Smooth Shampoo - 400ml - $5.99 - cleanses hair to reveal natural shine, just as nature intended.

Herbal Essences Smooth Conditioner - 400ml - $5.99 - lavishes every strand with essential conditioning ingredients, enhancing silkiness, suppleness and manageability for smooth hair.

Of course the best part of this line was always the smell and it hasn't changed - so go ahead and have your own 90's moment in the shower!

Available at food, drug and mass market retailers across Canada now!

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Lise Watier Something Sweet

Satisfy your sweet tooth without gaining an ounce thanks to a new and delicious fragrance: 

Lise Watier Something Sweet - 50ml EDT - $59 - with top notes of champagne bubbles and rainbow sorbet; heart notes of melon fizz and red fruit and a delectable base of juicy raspberry and chocolate mousse - it really does sound good enough to eat and smells it too!

Don't be put off by the name, we aren't talking a super sweet fragrance at all, it actually smells more fruity then anything else - on me anyhow - needless to say, I love it, this is exactly my kind of thing!
Also available are Sweet Lips Yummy Lip Balms - 9g - $12.50 - in 3 flavours: Chocolate, Pistachio and Berries.

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

And now that you smell sweet, why not be the face of Something Sweet! All the details on how to enter are in the above video or can be found at www.somethingsweet.lisewatier.com - and let us know if you enter so we can go vote for you!

- Lisamarie -

April 25, 2013

Doesn't your mom deserve a Mother's Day Topbox?! And so do you with our Contest!

Call me old fashioned, but I love getting things in the mail, who doesn't really? But you know who really loves getting stuff in the mail? Moms! And what would she really like to see show up in her mailbox? How about your her favourite fragrance?!

You can make this happen for her by ordering mom a Mother's Day Topbox
 - $80 (+ $5.95 one time shipping fee which includes both shipments) - which contains 6 fabulous fragrance samples and a voucher to redeem for a full size bottle of your mom's favourite scent!

Choices include: Vera Wang Lovestruck - 50ml - Retail Price - $79; Calvin Klein Euphoria - 50ml - Retail Price - $78; Oh, Lola! Marc Jacobs - 50ml - Retail Price - $79; Roberto Cavalli - 50ml - Retail Price - $80; Chloe - 50ml - Retail Price - $92 or Calvin Klein Eternity - 50ml - Retail Price - $72

Boxes can be pre-ordered now and will ship on May 1st. Vouchers can be redeemed as soon as received!

You can buy one for mom or better yet win one! Ready to send mom something sweet? Then read on... and don't wait to enter, this contest is a quickie!
This contest is open to all our Canadian followers and it's very easy to enter, just leave a comment letting us know that you follow through Google Friend Connect or Facebook Networked Blogs (if you aren't a follower you can do that now - sign up buttons are in the right sidebar).

1 entry for following and letting us know which fragrance would be yours (or your mom's) choice? Please also leave your e-mail so we can find you if you win!

And for extra entries:

Follow @BeautyCrazedCan on Twitter and tweet the contest.

Follow@Topboxca on Twitter and tweet the contest.
If you prefer not to leave your info on a public post, please leave a post saying you want to enter and then e-mail your info to info@beautycrazed.ca, please put "Topbox Mother's Day Contest" in the subject line. Remember to leave the post or you name won't actually end up in the draw! Winner to be decided by random drawing and you have until April 30th to enter. Good Luck!

- Lisamarie -

Glow on with Pür Minerals, Avon and Annabelle!

Pür Minerals Glow All Year Kit - $22 - includes a sun-kissed trio consisting of: Pout Plumbing Lip Gloss in Oasis; Mineral Glow deluxe size Bronzer and Glam Stick Illuminator in Heiress for a sexy, sun-kissed look year round!

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Avon Skin-So-Soft Satin Glow - with everything you need to give your skin that kissed by the sun glow! Includes:

Body Scrub - 250ml - $8 - evens out skin's texture to prepare for an even glow as it cleanses and gently exfoliates.

Absolute Glow Gel - 200ml - $10 - a fast-drying gel that glides on streak-free for a sun-kissed glow for all skin tones that instantly hydrates and visibly firms skin.

Daily Body Moisturizer - 250ml - $10 - available in fair and medium skin tones - a quickly absorbed lotion that allows you to gradually and evenly develop a natural, healthy-looking summer glow in just 4 days.

Daily Flawless Legs Creamy Lotion -250ml - $12 -  available in fair and medium skin tones - offers temporary colour that washes off easily with soap and water and is the perfect cover-up for age spots, blemishes and unsightly veins while moisturizing and giving instant radiance with the look and feel of silky airbrushed perfection.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
Annabelle Biggy Zebra Bronzing Powder - 15.4g - $11.95 - just like it's "normal" sized counterpart, it has 3 coordinated shades of bronze and gold for a perfect-looking, natural glow that is never scary orange - the biggy size means you don't need to ration it anymore so go bronzing crazy on your shoulders, collarbones or anywhere else you think needs a pick-me-up!

Available at drugstores and mass merchandisers.

- Lisamarie - 

L'Oréal Colour Riche Caresse Shine Stain Lipcolour - with swatches!

L'Oréal Colour Riche Caresse Shine Stain Lipcolour - $12.99 - in 12 shades: Coral Tattoo, Endless Red, Everlasting Caramel, Pink Perseverance, Rose On And On, Berry Persistent, Pink Rebellion, Stubborn Plum, Eternally Nude, Pink Resistance, Lilac Ever After, Infinite Fuchsia - with a hybrid formula that is made up of 30% water combined with light shine oils for a shiny kiss of colour and a subtly sensual wet look.
 Lilac Ever After
Pink Resistance

I love the applicator, find the product very easy to apply and it does have a nice weightless feel to it on the lips but rather then moisturizing, I found the texture to be kind of tacky which is not my favourite feel for a lip product. The lasting power is great, even the shine stays for a lot longer then you would expect and that seems to be where the stickiness comes from because as soon as the shine wore off, I still had the colour but not the stickiness!

- Lisamarie -

April 24, 2013

Polish You Pretty - stunning step-by-step nail art you can create at home!

Toronto based bloggers Jenny Stencel and Danielle Black believe that there is no need for your nails to go naked nor do you have to pay big bucks - you can have professinal looking designs without ever leaving your house!

Polish You Pretty by Jenny Stencel and Danielle Black - $21.50 - ISBN: 978-1-84975-370-8 - offers step-by-step instructions and lots of photos to teach you how to achieve everything from floral, animal prints, fun fruits and even seasonal designs along with the tools and techniques you need to create each look.

I especially like the Stained Glass design on pages 36-39 which is reminiscent of the colour blocking that is so big in fashion right now and better yet, it's in the "Simple" section that offers designs that even the artistically challenged such as myself can do!

Would make a great gift along with a couple of bottles of polishes for a nail obsessed friend or even your mom for Mother's Day!

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Biotherm Celluli Eraser!

It will come as a shock to no one that I am once again obsessed with a cellulite cream, this time it's:

Biotherm Celluli Eraser - 200ml - $56 - contains Coraliline extract - a marine algae extract that encourages fat degradation while simultaneously preventing the formation of new fat storage cells along with pure caffeine

Celluli Eraser actually launched in February and I'm sorry it has taken me this long to write about it but I really wanted to test out the claim that makes it which is what makes it different from all the other creams I have slathered on my skin over the years - normally cellulite creams work for as long as you use them - as soon as you stop using, the dimples return. However, Celluli Eraser has an anti-recurrence formula with anti-cellulite visible results that last for 1 month after a month of daily application.

Which means in theory you should be able to just use it every other month with constant results - and it's not just theory my friends, it actually works! It took until about 3 weeks into the first month for the visibly dramatic smoothing to happen and by week 4 there was hardly a dimple to be seen! Then I went 4 weeks applying nothing except a moisturizer and while I will say that by the end of month 2 my skin wasn't as perfectly smooth as it was at the beginning of the month, but it was still pretty damn smooth! If I was a good blogger I would be posting up before and after shots but nobody here has done anything bad enough that they should be forced to look at my thighs!

And if that wasn't enough, it has a lovely gel texture with a cooling sensation that will be especially enjoyable come summer, it dries really fast so you don't have to wait to get dressed and it smells heavenly - fresh and citrusy!

Try it out, your bikini will thank you!

Available now at Biotherm counters across Canada and online at www.biotherm.com.

- Lisamarie -

April 23, 2013

Aerin Shell Color Summer 2013 Collection

Inspired by the natural ease of a vacation spent at the beach - Aerin Shell Color offers a fresh spin on summertime essentials that includes everything form a gorgeous all-in-one palette to a unique on-the-go bronzer for a look that is relaxed and a feeling that is recharged.
Summer Style Palette - $78 - includes two neutral eyeshadows in Driftwood and Golden Sand, a delicate blush, two lipsticks in Dune Rose and Bronzed and two lip glosses in Pearl and Nacre - mix and match to create an effortlessly stylish look in no time at all.
Pretty Bronze Portable Illuminating Powder - $60 - in two shades: Glow - a golden highlighter and Sunshine - matte bronzer - dust skin with a healthy, natural glow in a portable format.
Beach Cream - $50 - with a richly conditioning, subtly shimmering, floral scented formula that is perfect for skin and hair dried from the sun, wind and surf for skin that looks radiantly healthy, touched with a bronze glow while the sun's warming rays activate a deep conditioning treatment for the hair
Lip Gloss - $34 - in two shades: Shell and Sunset - natural, high gloss shades for an easy finishing touch.
Lipstick in Beach Beige - $34 - with a natural shade that goes with anything.

Available for a limited time at selected Holt Renfrew locations including Toronto Bloor Street, Yorkdale, Calgary and Vancouver as well as online at www.esteelauder.ca.

- Lisamarie -