April 30, 2016

Take off the day with Hard Candy, Avène and Klorane!

Hard Candy Take It Off Makeup Remover Wipes - 25 wipes - $6 - removes long-wearing and waterproof makeup in one easy step by effectively cleansing skin while refreshing and moisturizing, no rinsing needed.

Available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.
Avène Tolerance Extreme Cleansing Lotion - 200ml - $28 - with an ultra-gentle, no-rinse formula that cleanses perfectly and removes all makeup and impurities without irritation leaving it clean and fresh while restoring the skin's comfort thanks to moisturizing agents including Avène Spring Water - with its soothing and softening properties to soothe skin and wrap it in a protective layer.

Ultra sensitive skin types will really appreciate this: this cleanser is part of the cosmetic industry's first 100% sterile skin care line formulated without preservatives or fragrances to offer complete tolerance and safety for all allergy-prone skin types. They are able to do that because of the packaging which offers a highly-technical delivery system that allows the formula to be completely sterile and safe for the entire use of the product with no risk of retro-contamination.

Available now at drugstores across Canada.
Klorane Waterproof Eye Make-Up Remover with soothing cornflower - 100ml - $10 - with a bi-phase, non-oily, hypoallergenic formula that gently removes all long-wear make-up while caring for lashes.

Available now at Rexall, Pharmasave and London Drugs stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

April 29, 2016

Hair shines with L'Oréal Hair Expertise Nutri-Gloss Luminizer High Shine Glossing Mist!

L'Oréal Hair Expertise Nutri-Gloss Luminizer High Shine Glossing Mist - 150ml - $8.49 - a lightweight spray that can be used on wet hair pre-blow dry to protect the hair fiber and increase shine or on dry hair as a finishing touch for intense shine and manageability.

I have fine hair so worry about adding extra products for fear they will wear my hair down - not a problem with this one it's super lightweight - I like to use it dry and it only takes three spritzes to add a nice shiny finish to my hair!

Part of the L'Oréal Nutri-Gloss Luminizer collection that also includes a Shampoo, Conditioner and 2in1 Shampoo & Conditioner - 385ml - $5.99, 750ml - $9.99.

Available now at drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Quo Mother's Day Collection 2016

Quo introduces their 2016 Mother's Day Collection with watercolour floral packaging so pretty, it will make the perfect gift for mom, no gift wrap needed!

Quo Perfectly Prepped Palette - $20 - contains 4 eyeshadow shades in neutral brown shades perfect for creating natural daytime looks.
Quo Beauty Box - $25 - includes 20 eyeshadows, 3 blushes, 3 lip glosses, 3 lip colours and 2 applicators in an easily portable palette.
Quo Lip Gloss Set - $20 - with 5 glosses to choose from including light, dark and shimmer shades.
Quo Deluxe Portfolio - $50 - includes everything you or mom could ever possibly need for a day or night look: 45 eye shadow colours, 6 face powders, 9 eye liners and 18 lip colours.

Available now for a limited time exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

- Lisamarie -

April 28, 2016

Treat mom like a Queen this Mother's Day with The Body Shop British Rose!

It's almost Mother's Day and while your mom probably isn't as hard to shop for as the Queen, there's no reason not to treat her like one with The Body Shop British Rose collection!
There is lots to love about the British Rose collection - with organic roses grown in Herefordshire, England  that are hand-picked, air-dried and then infused into fresh mountain water to create a quintessentially feminine scent. The collection captures the true beauty of roses, revealing a healthy glow and petal-soft skin. There are some great gift sets including the one pictured - British Rose Deluxe Collection - $65 - that includes: 60ml Shower Gel, 50ml Vitamin E Moisture Cream, 200ml Body Butter, 250ml Body Essence and 100ml EDT.
While supplies last, pick up this fabulous Mother's Day Tote filled with all kinds of goodies - 30ml Drops of Youth Concentrate, 200ml Shea Body Butter, 200ml Satsuma Shower Gel, 100ml Almond Hand & Nail Cream and a Cream Bath Lily - for only $35 with a $30 purchase!

Available now at The Body Shop stores across Canada and online at www.thebodyshop.ca.

And take heart, if the Queen really was your mom you would have absolutely no shot with Prince Harry!

- Lisamarie -

Your Purchase Counts at Caryl Baker Visage in support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada!

Need a good excuse to pick a new lipstick (or 3) for spring? Here's one: from May 1 - 8th when you purchase a Caryl Baker Visage lipstick, $1 will be donated to Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada - a very worthy charity that brightens the lives of seriously ill children across Canada in and out-of-hospital from diagnosis through the course of their care journey.

As well, on Sunday May 1st, Caryl Baker will host families from the Starlight Foundation and provide the mothers and daughters with a day makeovers and an afternoon of pampering.

And you'll be happy to know that not only will your new lipstick make you feel good, it will also make you look good:

Caryl Baker Lipstick - $18.50 - specially formulated with emollient, gluten free ingredients including: ceramide 3 - for anti-aging and to maintain moisture; vitamin E - a hydrating anti-oxidant; shea butter - highly emollient and rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A & E to heal soothe and protect; and avocado oil - to increase collagen production in connective tissue and nourish and hydrate - to keep lips soft and to prevent drying and chapping.

They come in 42 shades with a multitude of textures and here are a couple of my favourites:

You can pick yours up at Ontario and Alberta Caryl Baker Visage stores located in Toronto, Brampton, Ottawa, Mississauga, London, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Newmarket, Thornhill, Oshawa, Pickering, Sarnia, Scarborough, St. Catherines, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Niagara on the Lake, Markham and Calgary.

- Lisamarie -

April 27, 2016

Eye Love Wednesday - palettes from Quo, Annabelle and Pupa!

Quo True Hues Eye Shadow Palette - $24 - designed to create neutral - with Romance Novel or bold - with Simple Pleasures - eye looks with an airy matte finish and soft luminous tones that have impressive pigmentation and are easily blendable.

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Annabelle Smokey Nudes Eyeshadow Palette - $12.95 - with a mix of warm, cool, dark and light - basically every shade needed for a bold smokey or subtle daytime eye - from a light vanilla colour to a dark smoldering black to match any skin tone and eye colour.

Available at drugstores across Canada and online at www.annabelle.com.
If you find multi-coloured palettes too confusing you can make your life easy and limit your choice to two:

Pupa Vamp! Compact Duo - $25 - in 7 duos: 01 Rose Perlage, 02 Pink Earth, 03 Soft Mauve, 04 Bronze Amber, 06 Brown Vanilla, 07 Dark Night, 12 Magnetic Blue - with two perfectly coordinating shades that can be used together or alone.

The shades are mostly neutrals and great for daytime wear - if you are looking for some colour then check out the Magnetic Blue but the one I really love is Dark Night - perfect for a sultry smokey eye!

Available now at Rexall stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Mary Kay Timewise Microdermabrasion Plus Set!

Mary Kay Timewise Microdermabrasion Plus Set - $60 - includes a 70g Microdermabrasion Refine and 29ml Pore Minimizer - a high-definition power duo suitable for all skin types and tones that dramatically improves skin’s texture and visibly transforms the look of skin, creating a flawless-looking complexion. Together they significantly shrinks to look of pores and immediately smooth the look of fine lines. 

It's easy to use - just apply a little bit of the Microdermabrasion Refine to a wet face after cleansing, lightly rub in, rise and then apply the Pore Minimizer before moisturizing - you will be impressed how smooth and radiant skin looks right away - and how much easier foundation goes on afterwards and how much better it looks!
Available now through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if you don't have one you can locate one at - www.marykay.ca or 1-866-455-5454.

- Lisamarie -

April 26, 2016

Pick, click and go with Click Stick from Cover FX!

Cover FX introduces customizable portable beauty with their new Click Stick to correct, cover and enhance with a simple click!

Correct Click - 5.5g - $24 - in 6 shades: Green - to correct redness, rosacea, blemishes for light and medium skintones; Yellow - to correct purple, redness for light and medium skintones; Lavender - to correct yellow, sallow shin, adds brightness for light and medium skintones; Peach - to correct blue/purple, dark spots for light and medium skintones; Orange - corrects blue/deeper purple, deep grey, dark spots for medium deep skintones; and Brick - corrects blue/black, ashiness, dark spots for deep skintones.

Cover Click - 5.5g - $24 - in 24 shades from porcelain to caramel - a stick form of the Total Cover Cream Foundation that offers full coverage foundation and concealer in one easy formula for all-day radiance.

Now you're going to look at the tiny little stick which makes it so wonderfully portable and think "this isn't enough foundation to last me a week" - but appearances are deceiving - there is half the amount that comes in the compact in this little stick and you know how long the compact lasts so you are going to be good (and covered) for a long time!

Enhance Click - 4.8g - $24 - in 6 shades: Candlelight - deep coppery bronze; Celestial - pale glistening pearl; Bubbly - soft rosy peach shimmer; Golden Peach - peachy pink shimmer; Rose Gold - rosy bronze; and Berry - iridescent rosy mauve - accentuate and define facial features with illuminating shades that give a subtle radiance with a hint of colour.

that travel easily in a Click Stick - $10 - a dual ended sleeve that carries any two Cover FX Clicks - switch them out to keep your face perfect wherever you go!

Available now at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Needful Things - Avon Perfect Manicure Kit

Tired of digging through your purse or desk trying to find a manicure fixer when you need it most? Wouldn't it be great to have everything you need in one adorably tiny and pretty package? Now you can with:

Avon Perfect Manicure Kit - $9.99 - includes a floral patterned nail file, clipper, scissors and cuticle pusher in a snap-close case.

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

- Lisamarie -

April 25, 2016

Three easy steps to clearer skin with Vichy Normaderm!

Vichy Normaderm has improved its formula for even better acne fighting with a treatment that will have your skin clearer just in time for lighter summer makeup:

Vichy Normaderm Corrective Anti-Acne Treatment - 50ml - $29.95 - a hydrating treatment with a formula that is 50% more concentrated than the original to reduce pimples by 75%  by combining 1.5% Salicylic Acid - to unclog pores, LHA and Phe Resorcinol - help reduce the appearance of acne marks and new Air Licium technology - refreshes and mattifies the skin - the ingredients work together to quickly and effectively unclog pores without irritating the skin, treat and prevent all signs of acne including pimples, pore visibility, acne marks, shine and redness.

Of course the treatment works best when used with the Normaderm cleanser and toner:

Cleanse away all excess sebum and impurities with  Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel - 200 - $19.95 - with a soap-free, alcohol-free formula that won’t over dry or irritate the skin.

Then, unclog and tighten pores and mattify the skin with Vichy Normaderm Pore-Tightening Lotion - 200ml - $19.95 - a toner specifically formulated for oily and acne-prone skin.

Available now at drugstores across Canada and online at www.vichy.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Curlers for every eye shape from Tweezerman, Sephora and Shiseido!

There's no such thing as a universal eye shape so it stands to reason that not everyone will suit the same eyelash curler - luckily there is plenty of choice for every eye shape:

For almond and deep set eyes: 

Tweezerman Promaster Lash Curler - $29 -  designed for almond and deep set eyes and featuring an extra-wide opening to volumize every lash. It sits comfortably against the lash line, without pinching or losing lashes along the corners of the eyes and includes three replacement pads.

Available now at Murale, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora and sephora.ca.
Especially for round eyes:  

Sephora Show Curl XL Lash Curler - for Round Eyes - $21 - in purple, black and gold - with a wide curler that provides amazing results without creasing, tugging, or pulling lashes. The revolutionary shape and extreme curved head provide dramatic curl that starts closer to the eye. Especially effective on rounder eye shapes, the curler features precision tension to give a fast, outstanding curl, and soft silicone grips to ensure safety and ease of use.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
And my particular favourite: 

Shiseido Eyelash Curler - $24 - with a broad curve that curls lashes from the inner to the outer corner firmly catches each lash at the root, leaving them beautifully lifted and curled and an edge-free design that prevents pinching and reaches the smallest and most challenging lashes. It has a flexible silicon rubber pad that is gentle and safe on the lashes and includes one replacement rubber pad.

And unlike some curlers that you have to throw out once you run out of rubber pads - you can buy the replacement pads for this one!

Available at Shiseido counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

April 23, 2016

Must-have oils for face, lips and hair from Smashbox, Physicians Formula and Shu Uemura Art Of Hair!

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil - 30ml - $49 - a specially formulated primer in a lightweight, luxurious oil, infused with a blend of 15 essential and lipid-rich plant oils that penetrates instantly to moisturize the face for seamless foundation application and a dewy, youthful finish.

It preps skin for makeup in two different ways: by sitting on top of the complexion to smooth its texture, while it absorbs directly into the skin to hydrate and boost moisturization; and reducing the appearance of dry, fine lines and leaves skin with a glowing look.

Now I loves me an oil-pretty much anything but I have to admit, I was a little skeptical of the idea of an oil primer - I had visions of slick skin and my foundation sliding off my face - so wrong - think glowy! The formula is super-light, soaks right in and gives skin a brightness that you just won't get from your regular lotion primer. It also has chamomile and lavender oils in it so it smells very calming - who can't use that first thing in the morning?! The only caution I will make is don't apply foundation immediately after the primer -  give it a few minutes to soak right in - and don't waste whatever oil is left over on your fingers - dry cuticles, knees, elbows and split ends will love it!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix, Murale, Sephora, sephora.ca and beautyboutique.ca.
Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Lip Oil Duo - $14.79 - in Liquid Gold/Pink - a revolutionary lip 100% pure argan oil treatment that works to condition, hydrate, revive and replenish lips instantly and long term for a non-sticky luminous shine and a hint of natural colour for a healthy, more youthful looking pout.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil - 150ml - $69 - a nourishing and protective essence infused with camellia oil that helps protect the hair fiber against dryness, frizz and UV damage while providing intense nutrition.

Available at participating Shu Uemura Art of Hair salons and online at www.shuuemura.ca.

- Lisamarie - 

April 22, 2016

Orofluido Asia - The Zen Beauty Ritual

Orofluido Asia Zen Control is a new beauty ritual based on precious Asian ingredients which perfectly combine the legendary smoothness of tsubaki (camellia) oil for its protective, moisturizing and repairing properties; bamboo extract for its strengthening and elasticity qualities; and rice oil for its antioxidant and vitamin-rich nourishing and smoothing power.

Available in the collection:

Zen Control Shampoo - 200ml - $18.99 - with a rich formula containing panthenol - to lock in moisture, nourish and repair the hair shaft, reduce breakage and reduce split ends and hydrolyzed corn starch - to condition, reduce frizz and tame hair - that instantly creates a creamy lather that provides a soft, smoothing touch to the hair while adding frizz control and increasing hair manageability for beautifully lustrous hair.

Zen Control Conditioner - 200ml - $18.99 - with a frequent use formula that helps control frizz and enhance shine and contains moisturizing agents that repair damaged hair and polish the hair's cuticle to condition hair and leave it soft, smooth and manageable.

Zen Control Mask - 250ml - $24.99 - a luscious rich cream that provides intense conditioning with a polished shine. Contains a complex of whet aminoacids that thoroughly repairs and a keratin protein that conditions the hair surface to combat frizz and leave hair flexible and shiny.

Zen Control Elixir - 50ml - $29.99 - restore hair radiance with a conditioning lightweight leave-in treatment that provides frizz control, flexibility, smoothness and shine to hair by instantly polishing the hair's surface and creating a film that coats the cuticle promoting the reflection of light and significantly increasing gloss and shine as well as creating an anti-humidity shield to control frizz while providing suppleness and manageability without adding any extra weight making it perfect for all types of hair.

Having fine hair myself, I am constantly fighting frizz and trying to bring smoothness back to my hair and this line does such a nice job of it without being the least bit heavy or sticky. I am especially in love with the Elixir - I use just a few drops and comb it through damp hair starting halfway right down to the ends - I avoid the root area during the day but I have been rubbing a bit into my scalp at night - the change in temperature has left me with a dry scalp and this has been helping a lot - it washes out in the morning shower and my scalp feels great!

Not only do I love the way the products make my hair look but the fragrance makes it smell great too - with fruity top notes of red berries and mandarin orange; a floral heart of camellia and white flowers; and a warm base of soft caramel, sandalwood and amber.

Available at Trade Secret and salons across Canada - check out www.orofluido.com to find one near you.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Avon Little Black Dress

Avon introduces a new fragrance that is the perfect embodiment of classic elegance:

Avon Little Black Dress - 50ml EDP - $26, 200ml Shower Gel - $12, 200ml Body Lotion - $12 - an oriental, floral scent with a sparkling top of fresh Italian lemon oil; an elegant heart of exotic white jasmine essence; and a deep creamy base of warm and captivating sandalwood.

Much like its namesake, it's meant to be a fragrance that works for any occasion and I can see (smell) that. It has a light, subtle scent that doesn't overpower or overwhelm while still being pretty and feminine

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

- Lisamarie -

April 21, 2016

Delight your skin and the senses with eos Body Lotion!

eos Body Lotion - 200ml flip top -  $5.99, 350ml pump - $8.99 - in 2 delicate fragrances: Berry Blossom - a light, refreshing fruity floral scent and Delicate Petals - a soft blooming scent - with a lightweight, fast-absorbing, whipped formula that offers 24 hour moisturizing with shea butter, vitamin E and a unique blend of 5 oils including: avocado, coconut, macadamia nut, soy bean and flower seed applies richly, feels light and provides visibly softer skin.

I was already a Berry Blossom scent fan thanks to the eos Everyday Hand Lotion so I was happy to see the delicious scent show up in the body lotion - not only does it smell great, the bottles are pretty and look so stylish - it's like a work of art on your bathroom counter instead of just a utilitarian bottle of lotion!

Available now at Loblaws, Walmart, FamiliPrix and London Drugs.

- Lisamarie -

Sleek MakeUP Lip VIP Semi-Matte Lipstick - with swatches!

Sleek MakeUP Lip VIP Semi-Matte Lipstick - $8.49 - in 6 shades: Reserved - sweet candy pink, Private Booth - classic nude, Backstage - warm coral pink, Night Spot - chic red, Guestlist - bright coral, Flaunt It - punchy orange - with a semi-matte, intensely pigmented, velvety finish. The creamy formula offers full-coverage that glides on smoothly and evenly with staying power and includes vitamin E, shea butter and coconut oil to moisturize and nourish lips.
Night Spot 

Available online at www.sleekmakeup.com and yes, they do ship to Canada for a reasonable rate or if your order is $85 or more, shipping is free!

- Lisamarie -

April 20, 2016

Eye Love Wednesday - Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Automatic Pencil

Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Automatic Pencil - $11.99 - in 3 intense shades: Defining Black, Sharp Brown and Refined Charcoal - that have a long wear, waterproof, smooth gel formula and bold colour payoff
and a super-precise 1.8mm micro tip which means that it's always sharp - and the pencil is automatic so no sharpening - making it perfect for the liner challenged (me)!

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Clinique Even Better Essence Lotion!

Clinique Even Better Essence Lotion - $53 - in 2 types: 1,2 Very Dry to Dry Combination and 3,4 Combination Oily to Oily - with a light, non-greasy lotion formula which activates the skin's moisture retention power, instantly hydrates skin, revitalizes dull skin and provides long-term moisturization, helping to improve overall clarity and radiance for skin that glows from within.

With a unique formula that features an exclusive NMF complex - helping optimize skin's capacity to both attract and hold glow-giving hydration along with delivering antioxidants to skin while calming and reducing irritation. In as little as four weeks, skin appears smoother and charged with radiance

It looks like a toner and you will be tempted to splash it on like one but it's not, so don't - think of it more like a serum, apply a few drops to your fingers and pat it into the skin and get ready for your radiant glow!

Available at Clinique counters across Canada and online at www.clinique.ca.

- Lisamarie -

April 19, 2016

Mist your way to beautiful skin with Shiseido, Hard Candy and Beautycounter!

Shiseido Ibuki Quick Fix Mist - 50ml - $32 - skin is refreshed, re-smoothed and re-moisturized with this dewy, refreshing gel mist that helps visibly correct shine, dehydration, and day-worn skin while preventing makeup from wearing off or creasing. Formulated with an anti-shine complex to help reveal fresher-looking, smoother skin over time and an exclusive PhytoTarget Complex that supports skin's natural moisture and helps support skin's resistance to external stressors along with majoram extract to help target dehydration.

Available now at Shiseido counters across Canada.
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist - 64ml - $9.98 - this lightweight, oil, silicone and alchohol-free primer mist hydrates, primes skin, refreshes and revitalizes radiance. Coconut Water infused to boost hydration benefits for up to 12 hours and leave skin soft, smooth and supple.

Available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.
Beautycounter Nourishing Rosewater Mist - 48ml - $43 - a skin-softening toning spray that wakes up your complexion, made with organic rose essence, purified water and moisturizing sodium hyaluronate. Spritz it on to set makeup, whenever your skin needs an instant pick-me-up or when you are stuck on the subway next to a smelly person - the amazing scent will help your forget where you are!

Available online and through independent consultants - check out www.beautycounter.com for more info.

- Lisamarie -

Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel - with swatches!

Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel - $9 - in 8 trendy new shades: Mint To Be, Citronized, Nudeitude, Orange You Crazy, Moondust, Rain Washed, Sapphired Up, Teal Me About It - that include 7 benefits in 1 bottle including: shine; gel-like finish; vivid colour; base coat; top coat; protection; and strengthener.
Mint To Be
Rain Washed

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

- Lisamarie -

April 18, 2016

Avène PhysioLift offers an anti-wrinkle firmness revolution!

Much like a building, with age the foundation of your skin starts to weaken, collagen breaks down and you lose the plump, full and firm look of young skin - bummer!

You can't stop time but the new Avène PhysioLift line contains a patented active ingredients trio made up of Ascofilline - a brown alga extract by a unique process that remarkably replenishes collagens; Hyaluronic Acid Mono-Oligomers - an active ingredient with specific size to replenish the skin's hyaluronic acid; and Retinaldehyde - an anti-aging ingredient that is more effective than retinol and better tolerated than retinoic acid - which together strengthens the skin structure by preserving the substances contained within to give it longer lasting resistance.

Available in the collection:

PhysioLift Day Smoothing Cream or Smoothing Emulsion - 30ml - $53 -  smooths deep wrinkles, moisturizes and retightens the skin with a formula containing the active ingredients trio - with the cream formula being great for dry skin while the emulsion meets the needs of normal to combination skin by providing suppleness, softness and a matte finish.

PhysioLift Night Smoothing Regenerating Night Balm - 30ml - $54 - increases skin firmness, reduces the appearance of deep winkles and refreshes the skin with the active ingredients trio along with HMC to smooth features and illuminate the complexion.

PhysioLift Eyes - 15ml - $43 - a contour cream that fills wrinkles, smoothes and tightens the skin around the eyes, reduces puffiness as well as  the appearance of the most persistent dark circles with the active ingredients trio along with dextran sulfate to decongest the eye contour.

PhysioLift Precision Wrinkle Filler - 15ml - $56 - visibly reduces the appearance of the most pronounced wrinkles and fills deep furrows with the active ingredients trio to leave skin smoother and more radiant, with facial features softened and skin that appears rejuvenated.

The products are also rich in soothing Avène Thermal Spring Water to help calm and hydrate even the most sensitive skin.

Available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Doll Lash Extension Kit

Physicians Formula Eye Booster Instant Doll Lash Extension Kit - $19.99 - for DIY lash extensions that make lashes look extra long, lifted and defined.
Extra-long extensions provide a bold, doll-like look that visually enlarges and widens eyes for a sophisticated day or dramatic evening look with 24 hour wear.
It's a 3 step process - 1) sweep the Lash Boosting Mascara to prep for extensions and layer on lash boosting ingredients; 2) brush on extensions while mascara is still wet to instantly lengthen and define lashes; 3) reapply Lash Boosting Mascara to seal and set extensions.
It's easy enough to do but man it makes a mess - be prepared to have bits of fibres all over your face - you can use an old powder brush and they brush off easily enough! I do like the final effect but owing to my general laziness and lack of time for messing around with my face this would only be a very special occasion product for me!

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

April 16, 2016

Vitamins for your hair, face and body from Live Clean, Indeed Labs and The Body Shop!

Live Clean Vitamin Boost Shampoo and Conditioner - 350ml - $6.99 - with a hair restoring formula made up of: vitamin E - to improve hair quality and texture and smooth the fibre surface of the hair to prevent splitting and dryness; vitamin K - to support the follicle, making dry, brittle hair soft and shiny; vitamin D - to support the maintenance of healthy looking hair; and avocado extract - rich in a wide range of vitamins including A, E, K, C and B6 as well as copper, fibre, folate and protein for superior health and conditioning. Hair is brought back to health with increased strength and moisture and dramatically improved texture and shine.

I like that it doesn't weigh hair down and leaves it looking soft, bouncy and shiny - with a lovely fresh scent!

Available at Walmart and Loblaws stores across Canada.
Indeed Labsoratories Vitamin C24 - 30ml - $24.99 - a combined serum and moisturizer that fights premature aging caused by daily exposure tot he sun, pollution, free radicals and other environmental aggressors with a formula derived from: 22% Vitamin C (L- Ascorbic Acid) - to build collagen, restore skin's youthful appearance and even skin tone + 2% Hyaluronic Microspheres - to reduce the appearance of premature aging and moisturize. Unlike other Vitamin C products, this dual-action formula stays stable, doesn’t oxidize and is formulated for optimal absorption into the skin, allowing for the maximum C benefits and potency.

Skin actually starts to look brighter right away and over time will even out skin tone. Just remember to wear sunscreen every day without fail or all your hard work will be for nothing!

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Body Butter - 200ml - $21 - with a super-moisturizing, rich vitamin E formula that melts straight in to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. You'll love the light, fresh scent and feel good about the Community Trade cocoa butter.

Use it all over or just on your extra dry bits like knees, elbows and heels - also great on cuticles!

Available at The Body Shop stores across Canada and online at www.thebodyshop.ca.

- Lisamarie -