June 30, 2016

After the sun with Vichy, Shiseido and La Roche-Posay!

Vichy Ideal Soleil Double Usage After-Sun Care - 200ml - $29.95 - with a versatile formula that can be used on wet or dry skin containing shea butter, 4 beautifying oils, vitamin E and Vichy thermal spa water to soothe skin after sun exposure, beautify and extend the tan, regenerated the skin and deeply nourish for 48 hours. It's hypoallergenic, fragrance and paraben-free and non-comedogenic making it great for all skin types, even sensitive.

Available at drugstores across Canada.
Shiseido After Sun Intensive Recovery Emulsion - 150ml - $38 - a highly nourishing, beauty-restorative emulsion formulated for the needs of skin after sun exposure that also improves and prolongs the look of a tan. It penetrates quickly to replenish vital moisture and promote natural balance for sun-stressed skin.

Available now at Shiseido counters across Canada.
La Roche-Posay Posthelios After-Sun Gel - 200ml - $25 - with a melt-in gel texture that is moisturizing and soothing and enriched with lipid-replenishing agents for sun exposed and dried out skin to leave it feeling soothed, rehydrated and nourished with moisture.

Available at drug stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Sephora Rouge Shine Lipstick - with swatches!

Sephora Rouge Shine Lipstick - $15.50 - in 10 shimmer finish shades: 48 My Everything, 36 Diva, 5 Shining Moment, 21 A-Lister, 15 Pop Star, 57 Drunk In Love, 33 Get Rich, 66 Mysterious Love, 63 With You Darling, 38 Duchess;

and 30 high shine finish hues: 2 Golden Girl, 49 Run On Love, 54 Romantic Holidays, 9 Private Jet, 11 Love Letter, 12 Guest List, 10 Miss You, 53 Attraction, 13 Forever Yours, 4 So Cute!, 14 Love Spell, 19 V.I.P., 55 Addicted To You, 56 Crazy Beauty, 65 Hot & Fun, 50 Love Karma, 51 The Magic Story, 58 My Man, 52 Obsessed With You, 29 Latin Lover, 60 Love Me Tomorrow, 59 My Wedding Dress, 30 Secret Affair, 62 Stay Together, 34 Royal Wedding, 61 In Your Arms, 46 Soul Mate, 42 Walk Of Fame, 64 Summer Of Passion, 03 Tenderness - 

Both finishes offer a moisturizing formula with heightened transparency and shine thanks to a Hydra-Comfort complex blend of moisturizing oils and antioxidiant vitamin E that ensures optimal comfort, while nourishing and protecting lips. The glossy shades include clear pigments and carnauba wax for a dazzling, wet-lip look while the shimmering and metallic formulas contain 3D shimmering particles and shea butter for extreme radiance.
Hot & Fun
Run On Love

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

June 29, 2016

Eye Love Wednesday - Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow - Couture Collection

Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow - Couture Collection - $31 - in 3 shades with limited edition packaging:

Vibrant Gold -  dressed in a limited-edition ode to Tokyo Fashion Week with an elegant and beautiful reflection of Japanese culture with delicate white gypsophila flowers.

Glorious Silver - dressed in a limited-edition ode to New York Fashion Week and the rebellious spirit of the American Dream with a black and silver sheath, designed as a tribute to the stars and stripes.

Graphic Bronze - dressed in a limited-edition ode to Paris Fashion Week that mirrors the pattern of studs and architectural elements that epitomize modern Parisian chic and the savvy mix of elegance and edginess that defines the French fashion.

All shades feature a creamy, long-wearing and lightweight texture that dresses up lids with vibrant colour and a waterproof formula that lasts up to 16 hours making them perfect for steamy summer days and nights!

Available for a limited time exclusively at sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Flexible Hold Hairspray!

I'm not normally a hairspray user - I don't like the stiff, sticky finish that a lot of them have - but wouldn't it be great if there was a hairspray that would provide style and hold but would still allow you to run your fingers through your hair? There is...

John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Flexible Hold Hairspray - 340ml - $10.99 - a quick-drying styling and finishing spray with a micro-fine mist that provides a brushable hold that is soft to the touch and defies frizz while providing natural movement.

With a versatile formula that utilizes a combination of polymers to create a flexible film that can be used while styling to provide ease of glide to protect from heat and create defined styles with heat tools or to lock in a finished look with a smooth finish.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

June 28, 2016

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain - for a cheeky kiss of summer colour!

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain - $16 - in 9 nature-inspired shades for lips and cheeks: Red Pomegranate, Pink Hibiscus, Deep Berry, Dark Cherry, Dutch Tulip, Bright Peony, Pink Guava, Vineyard Peach, Dusty Rose - offer lightweight, lasting colour that blends effortlessly for a gorgeous glow. And enriched with a blend of Community Trade honey and 100% organic Community Trade aloe vera for 12 hours of hydration. Use it on it's own on lips and cheeks for a naturally flushed finish or under gloss for added intensity. Don't be scared by how intense the colours look in the tube - they look very sheer and natural on the skin - the Bright Peony is my go-to shade right now for achieving a healthy summer flush that doesn't melt!

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

- Lisamarie -

mark. Maui Bliss Colour Collection featuring Nailed It Nail Lacquers - with swatches!

mark. takes us to Hawaii for the summer with the limited edition Maui Bliss Collection - filled with sun-kissed, tropical shades that will have you living the island life:

Nailed It Trend Gel-Finish Mini Nail Lacquers - $11 - a duo of 2.7ml mini polishes with high-impact, gel-like shine - no UV light curing required:
Hula - hip-swaying lavender
Cloud 9 - heavenly white

Sunset Glow Face Bronzer - $16 - features shimmering rays that illuminate and brighten all skin tones.

Hawaii Five-Oh! Eye Shadow Compact - $18 - with 5 shades inspired by a lush tropical paradise.
Maui Bliss Bath + Body Collection with  a Hawaiian-inspired blend of exotic hibiscus, rich glowing amber and refreshing coconut water:

Shimmering Moisture Gel - 150ml - $16 - with a smooth gel formula that melts into the skin with a cool and refreshing effect, leaving skin feeling moisturized with a hint of shimmer.

Body Butter - 215g - $14 - with an ultra-rich formula containing aloe, shea and cocoa butters along with  coconut oil to keep skin feeling moisturized all day.

Body Mist - 200ml - $14 - adds a hint of scent to skin while keeping it refreshed and hydrated.

Body Wash - 26ml - $12 - with a gentle formula that moisturizes as it cleanses leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed.

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

- Lisamarie -

June 27, 2016

Brighten up with vitamin C serum from Obagi System, Dr Renaud and Avon Anew - and protect with Coppertone!

You probably already take a vitamin C in pill form which is great for a lot of things but unfortunately, very little of it is reaching your skin. Which is too bad because skin really needs it - vitamin C is the main nutrient involved in collagen synthesis and the main anti-oxidant in your skin - you can't produce collagen without it. And since vitamin C levels in your skin start dropping in your late 20's and continue to decline as you get older it's really important to start your skin on a vitamin c regime now in order to avoid sagging skin and sun damage later. 

Here are a few great products to get some C in your skin:

Obagi System Professional-C 15% Vitamin C Serum - 30ml - $99 - offers high performance brightening for most skin types with a formula containing L-ascorbic acid to help defend against the visible signs of skin aging. Just apply 5 to 7 drops in the morning before sunscreen and makeup to face, neck and chest - don't be surprised if there is some light tingling!

Available from select dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other skin care professinals - to find an Obagi skin care physician in your area call 1-855-904-4884, and press option 2. A customer service representative from Medicis Aesthetics (a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals) will be happy to assist you in finding a skin care physician near you.
Laboratoire Dr Renaud C+10 Serum - 30ml - $110 - with a stable, 10% vitamin C formula combined with Uxaxine Technology that helps correct and prevent signs of skin aging related to the environment and helps skin to better defend itself against the daily abuse of the elements to make skin look visibly younger and firmer with improved texture and increased radiance and an evened out complexion.

Available at aestheticians across Canada - to find one near you visit ldrenaud.com/en/find-an-institute.
Avon Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum - 30ml - $32 - with a patented formula that contains a high concentration of 10% pure vitamin C which protects skin from sun, pollution and other aggressors - for skin that looks smoother and clearer, more even toned in just 2 weeks.

Available from your Avon rep 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
One thing to keep in mind - vitamin C will make you very sensitive to sunlight so make extra sure you are wearing your sunscreen - if you avoid wearing it because you don't like the heavy feel of an extra layer then you need to try:

Coppertone ClearlySheer Lotion Face SPF 30 - 59ml - $8.49 - with a lightweight, moisturizing formula that feels clean and light and makes a great base for makeup. It's water resistant up to 80 minutes, great for any skin type, even sensitive and won't clog pores or cause breakouts so acne prone skin is also good to go!

Available at drug, mass and grocery retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Lash Primers from Smashbox, Quo and Mary Kay!

Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer - $25 - conditions and lifts lashes to new heights with a non-flaking or smudging formula that boosts lashes and makes mascara last longer - want a bolder look - just layer. Featuring Smashbox’s dual-sided Two-Timer brush, it has an ultra-thin comb for clean, clump-free separation and molded bristles that enrobe each lash.

Available at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and smashbox.com.
Quo Prep My Lash Primer - $12 - a white primer that is applied under mascara to lengthen and make  lashes look fuller.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Mary Kay Lash Primer - $21 - with a clear formula that primes to instantly intensify lash volume and create longer-looking lashes.

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 -

June 25, 2016

Easy travels with Guerlain, Mereadesso, Avon, AG Hair, Sephora and Mary Kay!

Guerlain My Super Tips Collection - with everything you need for a beauty survival kit on-the-go offering quick and effective solutions to everyday issues wherever you are with:

Midnight Secret Late Night Recovery Treatment - 15ml - $35 - apply before bed to smooth features, replump skin and revitalize the complexion to make it look like you got two extra hours of sleep.
SOS Cream Soothing Comfort Balm - 15ml - $35 - offers high-tolerance comforting care for fragile skin and can be used morning and/or night.
Radiance In A Flash Instant Radiance & Lift Effect - 15ml - $35 - immediately tightens and gives skin an instant glow.
Super Lips Lip Hero - 15ml - $35 - a super smile repairer for lips that have been ravaged by cold, wind, UV rays and water to leave then soft, smooth and replumped in a single application.

Available at Guerlain counters across Canada.
Mereadesso The Cleanser Multi Pack - 5 x 12ml - $22 - with resealable sachets of Face and Neck Cleanser along with a specially designed mini cleansing cloth in a reusable pouch with each sachet lasting 10-14 days with normal use.

Available at mereadesso.com.
Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Icaridin Insect Repellent Towelettes - pack of 8 - $16 - a portable deet-free bug repellent that fits in your pocket and repels mosquitoes for 5 hours and deer ticks for 7 hours. With a light-feeling, non-greasy, quick-drying protection formula containing vitamin E and aloe along with a stink-free Gentle Breeze scent.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
AG Hair Texture To Go Travel Kit - $29.95 - includes: 59ml Cleansing Cream, 53ml Sea Spray, 12.5ml Texture Gloss and 54ml Dry Wax - lets you rock your natural hair texture with products that are the perfect size to take with you wherever you go this summer. I especially love the Sea Spray - it adds the perfect amount of texture to 2nd day hair making skipping the shampoo look intentional!

Available at Trade Secrets locations across Canada and online at www.tradesecrets.ca.
Sephora Take Me Away Travel Jar Set - $10 - a set of three 0.35oz capacity travel jars with a spatula making it easy to take your favorite beauty creams, cleansers and moisturizers on the go.

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
Mary Kay Discover What You Love Travel Roll-Up Bag - $40 - pack all of your favourite products in one spot and hit the road on your next summer trip - the pouches are clear making it easy to see where everything is and it even comes with a hook so that you can hang it on the back of your door for extra convenience.

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 -

June 24, 2016

Pureology Style + Care Infusions - for volume, smoothing and curls!

Pureology introduces Style + Care Infusions - a new category of blow-dry products that combine the perfect blend of haircare and styling in one easy-to-use formula helping to quickly and easily create any style without sacrificing vibrant colour, hair health or a natural feel.  

The bottle itself is super-cool with a dual chamber that features both a caring formula and a styling formula that are blended together at the moment of use to provide the best of both worlds in just one product.

Addressing the individual needs of all hair types, each of the three formulas contain the exclusive Style + Care Complex which features Xylose to insulate the cuticle layer and protect against heat damage and Intracylane to strengthen the hair - think of them as primers with styling benefits:

Pure Volume Style + Care Infusion - 150ml - $30.80 - for fine to medium / thick colour-treated hair to provide touchable Fullness + Density. Features Wheat Protein to provide targeted care and strength to weightlessly restore and fortify hair fibers and even out the hair surface to reduce tangling and breakage without any of the rough, sticky feel that traditional volume stylers create.

Smooth Perfection Style + Care Infusion - 150ml - $30.80 - for medium to thick / coarse colour-treated hair to provides lustrous Smoothness + Movement. Features advanced smoothing micro-emulsion technology, smoothing oils of Camellia Oil to help smooth the hair fiber while adding fluid movement without weighing the hair down and the exclusive Thermal Anti-Fade complex to prevent colour fade.

Curl Complete Style + Care Infusion - 150ml - $30.80 - for colour-treated curls and waves to provide crunch-free Curl Definition + Softness. Features Coconut Oil which provides a high concentration of Vitamin E to sooth, condition, and hydrate, as well as a rebalancing blend of fatty acids restore moisture from root to tip to define and soften all types of curls.

Available now at fine salons across Canada - check out www.pureology.com to find one near you.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Marc Jacobs Splash Collection

Inspired by the original Marc Jacobs’ Splash Collection, Marc Jacobs has brought back four of their most loved Splash scents meant to recapture the essence of summer. Crisp to the senses, yet mellow in color, each Splash indulges in the simple pleasures of an easy-going, light hearted spirit.

Pear - 100ml EDT - $65 - a crisp and fruity scent with top notes of bergamot, lemon and pear; a heart of freesia; and base notes of teak wood, amber and musk.

Cucumber - 100ml  EDT - $65 - a clean and refreshing scent with top notes of watery cucumber, lotus leaf and crisp bamboo; heart notes of lily of the valley, linden blossom and Dutch freesia; and base notes of frosted musk and blonde woods.

Rain - 100ml EDT - $65 - a captivating and refreshing scent with top notes of clementine, cypress and strawberry; heart notes of sunflower, passion flower and orchid; and base notes of teak wood, amber, musk and oak moss.

Cotton - 100ml EDT - $65 - a clean and comforting scent with top notes of peach, mandarin, bergamot and aquatic accord; heart notes of lavender, jasmine, cotton accord and lily of the valley; and base notes of white suede, blonde wood and musk.

Available now exclusively at Hudson's Bay and thebay.com.

- Lisamarie -

June 23, 2016

Bliss Archille's Heel Spa-Powered Heel Smoother

Need an easy way to prep your feet for sandal season? Then check out:

Bliss Archille's Heel Spa-Powered Heel Smoother - $49 -a  pro-powered heel smoother that uses a two-speed rotating exfoliating disc to gently remove rough, dry, dead and callused skin while the buffing disc provides a flawless finish. Simply switch it on, apply light pressure to your heels and soles, and watch feet transform to become visibly soft and smooth. Then finish off with the aloe leaf and peppermint Foot Patrol AHA exfoilating & softening cream to provide deep, soothing moisture to leave feet looking and feeling silky soft.

For an even more intense softening effect, throw on a pair of cotton sock afters applying the cream and leave on overnight to wake up to feet so soft, they'll put a baby's butt to shame!

Available at Hudson's Bay, Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

Beautycounter Lip Sheer - with swatches!

Beautycounter Lip Sheer - $38 - in 10 shades theat compliment all skin tones: Nude, Terra (limited edition), Petal, Twig, Coral, Rose, Scarlet, Currant, Plum, Raisin - with silky-smooth, long-lasting formula that is lightweight yet ultra-moisturizing, for the perfect mix of sheer colour and polished sheen.

Such an easy way to wear lipcolour for summer and I love the vanilla scent - and not only do they add a sheer flush of colour on the lips, go ahead and use them on your cheeks too for the same glowy effect!

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

- Lisamarie -

June 22, 2016

Eye Love Wednesday - Avon All Matte Finish True Color Eyeshadow Quads

Avon All Matte Finish True Color Eyeshadow Quad - $12 - in 5 combos of sumptuous coordinating matte shades: Tranquility, Smoke and Fog, On the Vine, Tenderness and Desert Sunset - with true colour technology and shades that are numbered to make it easy, even for the biggest makeup novice to highlight, accent, shade and contour for an expert look that is chic and sophisticated.

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

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil!

Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil - 10ml - $7.99, 25ml - $13.99, 50ml - $23.99 - a 100% pure, naturally sourced broad spectrum antiseptic distilled from specially selected Melaleuca alternifolia leaves, a plant native to the coastal regions of northern New South Wales and south eastern Queensland, Australia..

The wonderful thing about tea tree oil is how many things you can use it for - it's a first aid kit in a bottle as it can be applied to minor cuts, burns, sunburn, abrasions, bites and stings; cures fungal infections like athlete's foot; prevents tooth decay and my sister swears by it for acne. Run out of lysol? It can even be used as cleaner and kills 99.9% of household germs!

It's been taking care of a stinkier problem for me though, it's hot, my feet spend all day in sweaty shoes, by the time I get home they do not smell like roses let me tell you! But 2 drops of tea tree oil in a foot bath of tepid water for 10 minutes and they are no longer an offense to decent people - to top it off, a couple drops of the oil in a spray bottle of water and I can take care of the stinky shoes themselves too - genius!

Available now at Walmart, Rexall, Whole Foods, Goodness Me, Nature's Emporium, The Big Carrot, Loblaws and lots of independent health food stores across Canada and online at well.ca.

- Lisamarie -

June 21, 2016

Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Work It! Marathonista Tinted Moisturizer

The hotter it is, the more likely it is for your foundation to go sliding off your face - so this is the perfect time of year to switch over to something that not only will feel lighter on the skin but that also isn't going anywhere no matter how far up that thermometer rises! 

Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Work It! Marathonista Tinted Moisturizer - 30ml - $18.99 - in Light and Light to Medium - an ultra-lightweight cream, water-resistant that combines the benefits of a tinted moisturizer with skin nourishing natural and organic ingredients including:

a proprietary 100% natural ProFit blend - a special blend of proteins and anti-oxidans that work to replenish, moisturize and energize skin while delivering long-lasting coverage that endures even during vigorous activity;

a kale, carrot, lemon and quinoa protein blend - provides amino acids, vitamin A, C & E to boost hydration, support skin elasticity and brighten skin tone as it helps defend against skin damage caused y drying environmental exposure;

a super berry complex - rich in antioxidants to help strengthen and maintain skin's instant and long-term hydration while delivering long-lasting beauty benefits;

and an ultra-lightweight, water-resistant moisturizer - that helps protect and perfect skin.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

L'Oréal Le Vernis à l'Huile Nail Lacquer - with swatches!

 L'Oréal Le Vernis à l'Huile Nail Lacquer - $9.99 - in 25 shades: 110 Crystal, 112 Blanc de Lune, 114 Nude Demoiselle, 116 Cafe de Nuit, 210 Dimance Apres-Midi, 222 jardin des Roses, 224 Rose Ballet, 226 Nymphea, 330 Fuchsia Palace, 332 Violet Vendome, 334 Violet de Nuit, 440 Cherie Macaron, 442 Coral Trianon, 444 Orange Triomphe, 550 Rouge Sauvage, 552 Rubis Folies, 554 Carmin Parisien, 556 Grenat Irreverent, 660 L'Or, 662 Moka Chic, 664 Greige Amoureux, 666 Vert Absynthe, 668 Bleu Royal, 670 Cobalt Indecent, 273 Gris Decadent - with an innovative formula that features four precious oils - rose, lotus bloom, camellia seed and argan - infused into the formula to add shine and colour depth - and it smells good!
Nude Demoiselle
Cherie Macaron
Fuchsia Palace
Violet Vendome
Violet De Nuit
Bleu Royal

I love the fancy, fancy crystallized bottle and the nifty flexor brush which features 440 soft bristles and is wider at the end with a round shape making application precise and easy!

Available now at drug and mass market retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

June 20, 2016

NeoStrata introduces four new cleansers to start your day off right!

NeoStrata offers a fresh and refreshed start to the day with a new line of cleansers, featuring four new formulas in Rinse-Off and Non-Rinse options:

I have combination skin and prefer a Rinse-Off formula so I have been loving:

Cleansing Foaming Water - 165ml - $22 - with 2% glycolic acid and cucumber extract helps cleanse, soothe and hydrate effortlessly while removing make-up and impurities. And;

Oil Free Cleanser - 200ml - $22 - specially formulated for combination/oily skin with 4% glycolic acid to help cleanse and refresh in one simple step by removing the build-up of dead cells, oil and impurities on the surface of the skin.

Or if you have dry and/or sensitive skin you might prefer the new Non-Rinse options:

Detoxifying Micellar Gel - 200ml - $22 - gently cleanses and soothes even the most sensitive skin as it removes make-up from the face, eyes and lips to leave skin radiant thanks to celldetox - which helps detoxify the skin of impurities and environmental stressors causing dry skin. And;

All-in-One Cleansing Milk - 200ml - $22 - a normal to dry skin cleanser with celldetox - for help with detoxification and avocado butter - for hydration - to gently cleanse and remove make-up from the face, eyes and lips while hydrating and leaving the skin soft without being greasy.

All of the cleansers are alcohol, paraben and soap free making them great for sensitive and irritated skin and have received the Dermatology Review Panel seal of approval - which means they aren't talking a lot of crap with their clinical claims.

Available now at major drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Mascara Monday - Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara

Mary Kay Lash Intensity Mascara - $22 - offers 200% more volume plus irresistible length - like adding the thickness of two lashes for every one.
With a Double Impact Brush that helps plump while combing through to lengthen the look of lashes. It has short bristles that are designed as the “volume zone” to create a formula reservoir. Plus, a single reservoir row without bristles that allows additional formula pick up. With every coat, a healthy dose of mascara gets deposited from the reservoir to the root of lashes to help build volume.While the longer bristles create a “combing zone” designed to give each lash intense attention. With each stroke of the brush, precisely
placed bristles are engineered to stretch and extend the formula, hugging lashes all the way from the root up to and beyond the very tip.
The formula contains a mineral-rich, high-impact pigment that envelops each lash in a perfect shade of black and has all-day wear that resists smudging as well as Triple Lash Conditioning that includes pro vitamin B5 -  to help protect, condition and strengthen lashes; an emollient fatty-acid compound - that binds 170% of its weight in water to help prevent lash breakage; and vitamin E - a well-known protective antioxidant.
As you can see it adds lots of drama without any clumping - the brush is big so it takes a bit of practice to control it so the mascara goes on the lashes instead of the face but once you get the hang of it, it's very effective!

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 -

June 18, 2016

Test Driving - The Signature Facial by Caryl Baker

Caryl Baker Visage introduces a customized, 10-step luxury experience - The Signature Facial by Caryl Baker - utilizing the most advanced anti-aging and wrinkle-fighting technology that was developed with naturally beneficial botanical actives including coconut milk, camomile, papaya, apple, bilberry, kombucha, green and white teas allied with super antioxidant vitamin C to provide anti-aging protection, nourishment and renewal.

I had a chance to try the treatment myself and enjoyed a pampering hour with Nadia who is a Corporate Educator with Visage and really knows her stuff! Along with the expected cleansing, toning and exfoliating steps, the facial also features a couple of interesting and notable ones:

3D Lifting Serum - a highly concentrated peptide-based serum that firms, smoothes and moisturizes the skin while it stimulates elastin synthesis and promotes a functional elastic fibre tissue structure. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is noticeably reduced with a visible plumping effect;

and the 3D Sheet Face Mask - a three-layered intensive moisture mask soaked in coconut milk, apple, bilberry fruit extracts and a hydrating active solution and fits the contours of the face like a second skin. To  lift, regenerate and revitalize skin cells while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It's a cocoon like experience that they are happy to tweak if you are claustrophobic so you don't feel quite so mummified!

After any facial treatment at Visage they offer a makeup touch-up so you don't have to walk around with a bare face - so it's a testament to my results that I didn't want or need one - my skin looked so healthy and glowing that it would have been a crime to cover it - I did walk out with a nice bright Supertramp lip though, I'm not crazy!

The Signature Facial is available now for $140 at Caryl Baker Visage Face Spas across Ontario and Alberta - check out www.carylbakervisage.com to find a location near you.

- Lisamarie -

June 17, 2016

Great looking hair for him thanks to Live Clean, Marc Anthony and L'Oréal!

Live Clean Mens Classic Clean Shampoo - 350ml - $6.99 and Live Clean Mens 2 in 1 Shampoo - 350ml - $6.99 - cleans while adding just the right amount of conditioner to control hair and keep it looking great all day long.

Both 98% plant derived products are free of all harsh chemicals and designed to cleanse, moisturize and condition the scalp and leave his hair smelling great thanks to Power Tech3 - a blend of organic tea tree oil, organic peppermint oil and organic jojoba oil. 

Available now at Walmart, Safeway, Amazon and well.ca.
Marc Anthony menStuff Thickening 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner with Bamboo - 380ml - $7.99 - for strong, thick, full looking hair.

Marc Anthony menStuff Flake Free 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner with Tea Tree Oil - 380ml - $7.99 - hair and scalp are left healthy and clean.

Marc Anthony menStuff Sport Energy 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash with Cool Menthol - 380ml - $7.99 - to start the day fresh and clean from head to toe.

All offer a simple and easy way to deeply cleanse with a fresh invigorating scent, while moisturizing and conditioning to leave hair and skin feeling clean and refreshed throughout the day.

Available now at drug and mass retailers including Walmart across Canada.
L'Oréal Men Expert Arginine Resist x3 2 in 1 Reinforcing Shampoo & Conditioner - 385ml - $5.99 - features an energizing formula great for fragile hair with a tendency to fall out. With a triple action formula that nourishes the root; strengthens hair; and restructures hair from root to tip - for hair that is stronger and more resistant so falls out less. Enriched with two key ingredients: arginine - essential for hair growth and helps strengthen hair fibers from root to tip; and taurine - energizes hair to stimulate micro-circulation.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -