August 31, 2015

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Solutions Kit

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Solutions Kit - $54 - with all the essentials for a complete treatment regimen for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to achieve smoother and younger looking skin including: Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum - 15ml, Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer - 15ml, Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment - 7.5ml along with a sample of Stem Cellular Lifting Neck Cream.

Containing a proprietary blend of fruit stem cells infused into vitamin C and organic resveratrol-rich grapeseed for powerful age defying results in just 6 weeks - the kit is the perfect way to try the line without committing big money to full sized products!

Available now at Murale stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Caryl Baker Max Lash Waterproof Mascara

Caryl Baker Max Lash Waterproof Mascara - $24.50 - inspired by advancements in hair care technology it's formulated with the fortifying keratin to wrap and seal each individual lash in a nourishing and protective coating helping to minimize damage and increase tensile strength while a unique blend of advanced polymers work synergistically to set and lock lashes into place for maximum all day wear.
Natural-infused ingredients are blended in a lightweight conditioning formula that nourishes, hydrates and helps protect lashes with a health and wellness approach. Lashes look more luscious as the mascara lengthens,curls and sets to create impressive eyes. Along with keratin and panthenol, sodium hyaluronate and vitamin E beef-up the formula’s nutrition to help ensure healthier and more luxurious eyelashes.
With a unique ergonomic brush is specially designed to fit the contour of the eyes to perfectly coat each lash individually with rich protection and intense black pigments that deliver smudge-and-waterproof long lasting wear.

It's a wet formula - so that combined with the curved brush created a bit of a mess until I got used to applying it - I ended up with a lot of it on my face - once it's on your lashes and dry it's not going anywhere though so  you will need a good oil-based remover to get it off!

Available now at Caryl Baker Visage Face Spas, Ontario and Alberta and online at

- Lisamarie -

August 29, 2015

Fun textures to make you blush from Sleek MakeUP, Fusion Beauty and Stila!

Sleek MakeUP Creme to Powder Blush - $8.99 - in 6 shades: Pink Peony - bright fuchsia pink, Carnation - subtle dusky pink, Crimson - deep red, Amaryllis - dusky mauve, Gerbera - hot coral, French Rose - pinky brown - sculpts and highlights cheekbones in a natural way to brighten and flatter all complexions and skin types.with a silky, long-wearing texture that glides on smoothly for a soft and comfortable finish.

I am loving this formula - I find cream blushes much easier to apply, build and sculpt with while powder blushes have a softer looking finish - with this one I get the both of both worlds - genius! 

Available online at and they do ship to Canada for a reasonable rate or if you buy $65 or more, shipping is free!
Fusion Beauty SculptDiva Contouring & Sculpting Blush - $31 - in 4 shades: Crave, Cherub, Gossip, Haute - a silky cream to powder blush that glides on effortlessly for the most natural flush of colour. Infused with rose bud extracts, it helps to reduce the appearance of pores on cheeks and hydrates with advanced skin conditioners while delivering a concentrated dose of AmpliFat, a marine concentrate of a special sea fern that increases fatty acid storage helping replace lost natural volume in the skin - for visibly firmer, more youthful looking cheeks in 28 days. Just be careful to keep the blush closed when not in use and make sure you here the click when you close the container so you know it's totally shut - air will dry these suckers out in a hurry!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and
Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush - $34 - in 5 shades: Rosewater - rose, Water Lily - vibrant rose, Water Blossom - pink violet, Shimmering Lotus - golden pink, Water Poppy - vibrant coral red - that bring a sheer wash of colour to the cheeks while creating a rejuvenated effect. With a gel formula that cools on contact and blends seamlessly into the skin to create a luminous, healthy-looking glow. The oil-free, water-based formula goes on crystal clear, allowing the pure pigments and pearls to be dispersed evenly and blend in seamlessly, giving the skin a fresh, smooth, and supple appearance.My favourite part is the mesh-touch colour dispenser which makes it easy to pick up just a bit of product at a time with either your fingers or brush so you end up with a luminous finish and not a glob of colour!

Available for a limited time at select Shoppers Drug Mart stores, Murale, Sephora, and

- Lisamarie -

August 28, 2015

TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Waves

TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Waves was designed to give women the right tools to achieve any gorgeous wave look. With a formula including Sea Kelp Extract, each of the salon-quality products activate to form effortless, natural looking waves that will last all day.

Available in the collection:

Weightless Silicone Free Shampoo & Conditioner - 739ml - $5.99 - the shampoo carefully cleanses hair, creating the perfect base for natural waves with every wash while the advanced lightweight conditioning molecules are designed to ensure that hair is nourished but never weighed down, for a look that’s full of body and shine.

Wave Creation Sea Foam - 150ml - $7.99 - with an ultra-light formula that creates beautiful waves with a sumptuously soft finish.

Sea Salt Spray - 200ml - $7.99 - recreates textured beach waves with a non-sticky formula which helps define each strand to achieve a full-bodied, tousled style.

Ultra-Brushable Hairspray - 218ml - $5.99 - offers long-lasting control without the sticky finish, to tame frizz while holding full-bodied waves and still brushes out with ease.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Elizabeth Arden Always Red

Elizabeth Arden introduces a new fragrance that celebrates the New York state of mind - boldly living out load, making your own rules and leading the in crowd:

Elizabeth Arden Always Red - 50ml EDT - $60, 100ml EDT - $82, Red Drops Souffle - 200ml - $48 - a luxurious floriental with top notes of vibrant blood orange, luscious red plum and passion fruit; heart notes of jasmine sambac, pink freesia and velvet rose petals; and base notes of praline, mahogany woods and red amber.

It smells so different from any other EA fragrance I have ever tried that I never would have guessed it is one of theirs. I find Arden fragrances to be either really light - like the Green Tea collection - or really strong - like Red Door - Always Red falls pleasantly in the middle - Goldilocks would approve! It has a little too much floral to it for my taste but it is a lovely smelling fragrance and I have smelled it on other people and it made me wish that I could do florals!

Available now at Jean Coutu and London Drugs for the 50ml, Shoppers Drug Mart and Hudson's Bay for the 100ml and Hudson's Bay for the Souffle.

- Lisamarie -

August 27, 2015

Body loving oils from Live Clean, mark. and c. Booth!

Live Clean Sheer Light Skin Perfecting Dry Body Oil - 180ml - $9.99 - offers a high level of moisturization in an  advanced, skin-perfecting formula with their Natura8 Complex -  containing a blend of certified organic oils including: safflower oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and sesame oil along with moisturizing vitamin E and skin nourishing vitamin C - that calms irritated skin, improves the appearance of scars, stretch marks, redness and dark spots; helps increase the skin's elasticity and resilience; helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with a super light oil that smells great, has a smooth silky finish and disappears into the skin.

Available now at Walmart and Loblaws stores across Canada.
mark. Body Oil - 200ml - $14 - in 4 scents: Crushing On Coconut, Sweet On Lemon Sugar, Dreaming Of Jasmine and Passionate For Plumberry -  that is fast-absorbing and lightly moisturizes for silky-smooth skin without the weight of a lotion or cream and with no greasy feel or residue left behind.

Available for a limited time from your Avon rep - 1800-265-AVON or online at
c. Booth Original Bath & Body Oil - 473ml - $9.99 - can be used as a softening bath infusion, an intense skin conditioner and even in the hair - with a formula that contains sunflower oil - with essential fatty acids that easily absorb into hair and skin to leave them conditioned and moisturized; sesame oil - acts as a natural sunscreen while it hydrates, softens and rejuvenates the skin; olive oil - a hypoallergenic skin moisturizer with antioxidants vitamin A & E to repair and renew skin that has been damaged from overexposure to sun, air pollution and other environmental hazards; and evening primrose oil - aid in skin cell restoration and contains a high percentage of gamma-linoleic acid, a natural fatty acid that maintains healthy skin and repairs tissue damage - to leave skin with a nourishing, healthy glow.

Available now at Walmart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fave lips and tips from Mary Kay City Modern Collection - with swatches!

The Mary Kay City Modern Collection offers a polished look for fall with lips and tips that are especially sophisticated - and I love the slim lipstick design, no liner needed!
Velvet Lip Crème in Naturally Chic
Velvet Lip Crème in Oh So Currant
Velvet Lip Crème in Berry Stylish

Nail Lacquer in Gallery Grey
Nail Lacquer in Polished Pearl
Nail Lacquer in Berry Stylish

Available now until November 15th through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't have one you can find one at - or 1-866-455-5454.

- Lisamarie -

August 26, 2015

Eye Love Wednesday - brow power from Hourglass, Maybelline and Marcelle!

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil - $37 - in 9 shades including 6 new ones: Platinum Blonde - lightest cool blonde/platinum, Blonde - light to medium neutral blonde, Warm Blonde - dark blonde/strawberry blonde, Auburn - medium to deep red tones, Soft Brunette - light to medium cool brown, Warm Brunette - warm medium brown, Dark Brunette - deep brown with warm undertones, Ash - gray/dark brown with cool undertones, Natural Black - darkest brown to black - a soft, innovative brow pencil that fills in bald spots by adding dimension to fine brow hairs, making them look uniformly dense to create the look of naturally fuller, multidimensional, and defined brows in one easy step. The sleek metal double-ended design has a unique triangular shape tip on one end to allow complete control and precision with every application, while the other end features a brush for brow grooming.

Available at Sephora and
Maybelline Brow Define + Fill Duo Brow Liner - $11.99 - in 4 shades: Blonde, Soft Brown, Deep Brown and Auburn -  for smoother, fuller brows in just two steps with a dual-ended pencil that has a defining wax pencil to cleanly create the desired shape and help set powder on one end and a filling powder tip that can be used to fill in the gaps and blend into skin for a natural finish on the other - which used together create natural looking, defined brows that last up to 12 hours.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Marcelle Forever Sharp Eyebrow Pencil - $11.95 - in 3 shades: Blond, Medium Brown and Dark Brown - offers a mess-free, self-sharpening, twist-off cap which collect the shavings and allowing you to get razor sharp precision with every application with a waterproof formula and a high-coverage, easily blendable with a natural, matte finish.

Available at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Royal Apothic Tinties Lip Butter!

Royal Apothic Tinties Lip Butter - $14 - in 4 shades: Berry, Coral, Pink and Nude - offers the perfect blend of moisture and colour that nourishes and conditions the lips with shea butter, argan, grape seed and sweet almond oils while adding the perfect hint of colour. Wear it alone for moisture and a subtle bit of colour or layered over your favourite lipstick.

What I really love though is the packaging - the versatile little pot is small enough to tuck into your purse or cosmetics bag making it perfect for on-the-go touch-ups - and is also glamourous enough to display on your dressing table!

Available at Murale stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

August 25, 2015

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation - for camera ready skin every day!

The Make Up For Ever HD foundation you already know and love is now new and improved:

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation - 30ml - $50 - in 40 shades, some of which correspond to HD shades: Y205, R210, Y215, R220 (110), Y225 (117), R230 (115), Y235, R240 (107), Y245 (120), R250, Y255, R260, R300 (135), Y305 (140), Y315 (125), Y325 (118), R330 (130), Y335 (127), Y345, Y355, R360 (145), Y365 (123), R370 (155), R375, Y385, Y405 (153), R410 (160), Y415 (128), R420 (165), Y425, R430, Y435 (170), Y445 (173), Y455, Y505 (177), R510 (175), R520, R530 (180), Y535 (178), R540 - with an oil-free formula that offers buildable, light to medium coverage and provides a natural finish

And in September you can look forward to it in a new format:

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Stick Foundation - 12.5g - $50 - in 15 shades that correspond to HD shades: Y225 (117), R230 (115), Y245 (120), Y315 (125), Y325 (118), Y335 (127), Y365 (123), R370 (155), Y405 (153), R410 (160), Y415 (128), Y445 (173), Y505 (177), R530 (180), Y535 (178) - that provides medium to full coverage and is ideal for touching up and contouring normal to dry skin.

With both you will enjoy complete, silky and invisible coverage that feels comfortable and looks even more natural and camera ready thanks to the 4K Complex which is enhanced with: Amino Acid Coated Pigments - reflective particles that blur flaws and provide translucent, invisible coverage; Hyaluronic Spheres - hydrate and plump the skin for a longer, more comfortable wear; and Sericite - a fine grained mica that adds light reflecting properties to create a radiant and luminous effect, mimicking the vibrancy of naturally beautiful skin.

Available at Sephora, and Make Up For Ever boutiques.

- Lisamarie -

Misslyn The Fall Pantones Nail Polish Collection - with swatches!

Misslyn The Fall Pantones Nail Polish Collection - $9.99 - with 4 must have shades for fall that offer high pigmentation and amazing shine - along with a very clever UV filter that keeps the colour from fading making it last longer!
393 Eternity - August
562 Gold Lagoon - September
380 Vintage - October
454 Grey Noblesse - November

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

- Lisamarie -

August 24, 2015

Acne prone skin will love these cleansers from Vichy, The Body Shop and Neutrogena Men!

Vichy Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam - 150ml - $19.95 - a gentle, yet effective cleanser with an oil, soap and alcohol-free formula that has a water texture that transform into foam and is ideal for oily, acne prone and sensitive skin. Contains an optimal concentration of salicylic acid  to deep cleanse, exfoliate and eliminate impurities, including residual makeup, and excess sebum for a long-lasting matte finish

Available now at drugstores across Canada.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash -  400ml - $20 - a gel wash that deeply cleanses, targets blemishes and purifies without drying out the skin with organic anti-bacterial Fair Trade tea tree oil from Kenya - and for a limited time, it's available in a special large super-size edition!

Available at The Body Shop stores across Canada and online at
And so the boy will stop stealing your cleanser:

Neutrogena Men Skin Clearing Acne Face Wash - 150ml - $9.99 - a daily face wash with salicylic acid especially for men to provide effective cleansing and help with the treatment and prevention of breakouts. With a unique, gentle formula that penetrates deeply into pores to remove dirt and oil and remove dead surface skin to eliminate blackheads and minimize ingrown hairs for a clear, healthy-looking complexion.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara - $20 - in 4 shades: Jumbo Jet, Bodacious Black Honey, Massive Midnight and Two Ton Teal - of lasting, lash-volumizing mascara that lusciously plumps up lashes without weighing them down.
With pigment-enhancing ingredients that create rich, intense colour that coats lashes from root to tip and is easily buildable to create immense volume that doesn't clump, flake, or smudge.
Featuring an oversized volumizing brush that transforms lashes from fine and faint to gorgeous and bold.
This is the Jumbo Jet shade but if you like the idea of a coloured mascara but don't want to commit to all-out colour, then check out the other shades which are blackened versions of colour so you get some colour without looking the least bit clown-like!

Available now at Clinique counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

August 22, 2015

Quo Back to School 2015 Collection

The Quo Back to School 2015 Collection offers colour-rich palettes, eye-catching cases and essential brushes to help create that picture-perfect look every day of the week. The collection includes:

Back to School Beauty Index - $25 - includes 16 eyeshadows, 3 blush powders and 2 bronzers.

Back to School Cosmetic Case - $25 - with a removable mesh pouch that makes it easy to find every product while the inside pocket is great for storing brushes or favourite colour palettes.
Back to School Textbook Beauty Palette - $48 - for mega beauty with 35 eyeshadows, 10 lip glosses, 3 blushes, 2 bronzers and a contour palette.
Back to School Brush Set - $40 - includes 5 essential brushes: Foundation, Concealer, Blush, Shadow and Liner/Brow with adorable primary coloured handles all inside a makeup case.

Available now for a limited time at Shoppers Drug Mart.

- Lisamarie -

August 21, 2015

mark. Matte Makeup Collection Fall 2015

mark. Matte Makeup collection helps you reinvent your look this fall with shades that mirror fall fashion's hottest colours! Available in the collection is:

On The Dot Matte Eye Color Compact - $18 - with 9 all-new velvety, blendable shadows.

Nailed It Matte Trend Mini Nail Laquers - $9 - includes two shine-free shades in matte Teal Appeal and matte Violet Riot.

Lipclick Matte Full Color Lipstick - $13 - available in 3 shades: Starlet, Vixen and Siren - with intense, vibrant, super-rich matte colour that glides on smoothly without drying the lips in a magnetic case that "clicks" closed.

Available now for a limited time from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Demeter Mr. Bubble

Demeter Mr. Bubble - 30ml Cologne Spray - $20, 120ml Cologne Spray - $39.50 - with sharp, fruity top notes of coconut, banana and peach; a floral heart of jasmine and rose; and base notes of balsamic vanilla and powdery raspberry.

The scent brings me right back to being 7 or 8 years old when the biggest treat was getting to have bubbles in that stupid bath I had to have instead of playing. Most baths were bubble free but if I had been especially good that day, I got bubbles - you can imagine this event happened rather seldomly - and I just loved seeing that big pink Mr. Bubble container coming out of hiding and turning my bath into a bubble wonderland!

The Mr. Bubble scent is available online at - you can also find a curated selection of Demeter scents available at select Loblaws banner store locations including The Real Canadian superstore, but I'm not sure they carry Mr. Bubble - they do have my favourite - Cotton Candy though!

- Lisamarie -

August 20, 2015

Caryl Baker Ritual Beauty Fall 2015 Colour Collection

Caryl Baker Visage introduces a limited edition collection for Fall 2015 - Ritual Beauty - inspired by the allure of rich colour, sumptuous textiles and cultural architecture reminiscent of ancient Eastern world traditions as well as the free-spirited undercurrent of the gypsy-chic fashion trend for a modern mixed beauty palette of desert hues, jewel tones and bohemian-inspired shades

Eyeshadow - $18 - in 7 new shades that are a mixture of warm, rich tones and cool jewel tones in shimmery, metallic and matte finishes: Rose Water - shimmery pale pink, Enlightened - shimmery light gold, Enigma - metallic golden brown, Henna - matte reddish brown, Gypsy - metallic cranberry, Mirage - metallic deep steel blue with teal undertone, Tribal - matte purple.

Blush - $22.50 - in 2 new shades: La Vie Boheme - pearlescent peachy coral and Exotic - matte plum pink - to warm the complexion.

Lipstick - $18 - in 4 new seasonal shades with rich, high-pigment colour: Wander - satin light peach, Desert Rose - satin rosy caramel, Warrior - frosted rosy bronze, Artisan - semi-matte currant red - that glides on effortlessly - I love the flip-mirror case which makes it simple to apply on the go!

Available now at Caryl Baker Visage Face Spas in Ontario and Alberta and online at

- Lisamarie -

Liquid lipticks that last from Kat Von D and Stila - with swatches!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - $24 - in 25 shades that include 16 new ones: Noble - petal pink nude, Bow N Arrow - fawn nude, Lovesick - mauve nude, Requiem - soft lilac, Melancholia - rose blush, Lolita - chestnut rose, Mother - dusty mauve pink, Berlin - warm rose, Beloved - soft coral, Double Dare - cocoa blush, Backstage Bambi - vivid hot pink, A-Go-Go - bright orange-red, Santa Sangre - poison apple, Outlaw - brick red, Nosferatu - blood crimson, Bachlorette - dark reddish fuchsia, Bauhau5 - deep raspberry, Vampira - deep reddish burgundy, Exorcism - ripe blackberry, Damned - black cherry, L.U.V. - rich violet, Susperia - bright lavender, Ayesha - rich lavender, Echo - satin navy blue, Witches - pitch black - which offer high-pigment, long-wear, full-coverage colour infused with natural comfort-enhancing ingredients including vitamin E and sunflower seed oil with a smooth, true matte finish.

I was worried that because they are so lasting and matte that they would feel heavy and dry - not so, they are so light you will forget you are wearing anythng!  Global Kat Von D Makeup Artist, Erik Soto also has a great tip for multi-tasking your liquid lipstick  - just place a dab of the lipstick on the back of your hand and mix it with a bit of primer - then with your BeautyBlender lightly blend into the cheeks - instant long-lasting blush!

Available at Sephora and
Sephora Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - $29 - in 15 matte and shimmer shades including 5 limited edition shades inspired by breathtaking sunsets along the coastlines of Italy: Fiery - deep red, Beso - true red, Tesoro - orange red, Carina - vibrant coral, Dolce - nude cinnamon sheen, Bellissima - pale neutral pink, Fiore - hot pink, Patina - dusty rose, Aria - magenta plum, Amore - deep plum sheen, Amalfi - coral pink, Venezia - bright red, Bella - bright pink, Como - bright violet, Rosa - bubblegum pink - with creamy full-coverage that is highly-pigmented and weightless on the lips, provides intense hydration thanks to vitamin E and avocado oil and stays put for up to six hours of continuous wear that won't bleed or transfer.

Available at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations, Murale, Sephora, and

- Lisamarie -

August 19, 2015

Eye Love Wednesday - Lise Watier EYEvolution Fall 2015 Collection

Lise Watier introduces EYEvolution for Fall 2015, a collection of eye makeup products that aims to  meet the modern woman’s high standards for long-wearing colour and big impact.
EYEvolution Quartet Eyeshadows - $37 - Limited Edition - contains four super-silky shadows with a creme-to-powder formula with finishes that ranges from matte to shimmering.

Ombre Velours Supreme Eyeshadow - $25 - in 6 shades: Sable Velours, Taupe Velours, Rose The Velours, Vanille Velours, Peche Velours, Fume Velours - with a long-wearing formula that includes the powerful exclusive extract of Labrador tea and glides smoothly over the lid with the fingertips or brush, leaving behind a perfect matte, powdery finish.
Base Paupieres CC Tenue Extreme Primer - $27 - New Product - with a lightly tinted and waterproof formula to visibly and instantly smooth the eyelid surface. Worn alone, it evens out and corrects the colouring of the lid for a bare-skin effect or applied before eyeshadows, it magnifies their intensity and holds them in place for 16 hours without fading.
Intense Waterproof Eyeliner - $22 - New Product - in 8 shades: Blackest Black, Espresso, Anthracite, Chocolat Intense, Mauve de Gris, Marine Intense, Marron Intense, Foret Intense - even more intense then before with an ultra-creamy finish and rich, deep pigmentation along with a water-resistant
formula for contour lines that stay put for 14 hours without transferring.
Mascara Dramatique Intense 3D - $24 - Limited Edition - in black - a teardrop-shaped brush to define lashes in three dimensions. With a single sweep, the curved bristles smooth and coat lashes for maximum volume and bold length. You can check out my results with Mascara Dramatique Intense 3D here.

Available now at drugstores and Lise Watier counters across Canada - the new products are here to stay while the limited edition products are only around until October so nab them while you can!

- Lisamarie -