March 30, 2018

John Frieda Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Leave In Cream Primer

John Frieda Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Leave In Cream Primer - 90ml - $10.99 - creates the perfect foundation for smooth, all-day style with long-lasting smoothness and 72-hour humidity resistance.

Just dispense 1 pump into the palm of your hand and spread evenly through hair from mid-stand to tip and the formula with Frizz Immunity Complex and pure coconut oil will even out and smooth the hair's surface, block frizz and gradually build a powerful defence against humidity that lasts up to 72 hours - hair is instantly smooth and frizz free for longer.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Chloé Nomade

Chloé Nomade - 75ml EDP - $154, 50ml EDP - $122, 30ml EDP - $86, 10ml EDP Travel Spray - $35 - a warm floral chypre scent that is a mix of softness and strength with the intense, mineral character of oak moss which is shrouded with the sweetness of the Mirabelle plum and from this freshness emanates a sensation of flowery luminescence carried by freesia.

The scent is hard to describe - on me it smells floral but with kind of an edge to it, like a bad-ass floral and then dries down to something very warm and comforting - I like it, it's unique! I'm also a fan of the bottle - the graceful modern lines and a touch of femininity with the pink ribbon make it very striking.

Available now at Hudson's Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Holt Renfrew, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue and PJC.

- Lisamarie -

March 29, 2018

Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub

Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub - 300ml - $18  - with an exfoliating blend of oat, shea butter and sugar combined with organic cupuacu bio scrubs, bananas, almond and honey extracts along with three powerful moisturizers - shea butter, glycerin and sweet almond oil to leave skin as smooth as the proverbial baby's bottom. 

Probably best to use only after breakfast though, it has a great new maple fragrance that will leave your tummy smooth and rumbling!

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl - with swatches!

Givenchy Gloss Interdit Vinyl - $37 - in 12 shades with a high shine finish: 01 Rose Revelateur, 16 Noir Revelateur, 03 Electric Pink Revelateur - booster with blue reflective pearls, 04 Framboise In Trouble - deep raspberry with purple pearls, 05 Rock N Rose - fuchsia pink, 06 Gangsta Nude - luminous and discreet rosewood, 07 Nude Addiction - perfect universal nude for pinky beige lips, 08 Coral Graffiti - must have coral, 09 Crazy In Rose - pastel pink, 10 Overose - fresh and deep authentic pink, 11 Bold Orange - bright orange with golden pearls, 12 Rouge Thriller - sensual bold pearly red - with medium coverage for high-shine, naturally-voluminous-looking lips in a new formula containing black rose oil helping lips remain soft and supple with an absolute feeling of comfort along with an improved foam applicator - stamped with a G to take up more product for a pleasant, even spread of colour over the lips. 

I was interested in the boosters that work with your pH to offer a customized colour so it will be different on everyone or can also be used as a top coat:
01 Rose Revelateur - made to measure booster that enhances natural lip colour
16 Noir Revelateur - an audacious booster that deepens natural lip colour

Available now at Sephora and

- Lisamarie -

March 28, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Eye Mask

I must admit, I am immediately drawn to anything with the word "bouncy" in the title - bouncy castles, bouncy balls - bouncy is just such a happy word which also makes for a happy eye cream...

The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Eye Mask - 20ml - $32 - with a refreshing, non-sticky formula with a bouncy, memory-shape texture that can either be applied to instantly give tired eyes an instant perk up by instantly cooling down skin around the eyes, helping to depuff bags under eyes, reducing signs of fatigue and fade dark circles or used as an overnight mask to wake up with skin that looks bounced back to a more youthful appearance, feeling replenished and appearing healthier.

The 100% vegan formula is enriched with cucumber extract and Community Trade organic babassu oil from Brazil along with 3 plant stem cells: edelweiss from the Italian alps, criste marine and sea holly from the Brittany coast and contains no mineral oil, paraffin or petrolatum - and it's bouncy - what more could you possibly want?!

Available now at The Body Shop stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Lip Smacker Easter Tsum Tsums!

Easter just became ever sweeter thanks to:

Lip Smacker Easter Tsum Tsum - $5.95 - in 4 Easter ready characters with their own special dome shaped flavoured balm hidden inside: Mickey Mouse - Cherry, Minnie Mouse - Strawberry Lollipop, Eeyore - Buttercup and Thumper - Caramel Kisses - collect and stack for your own little tower of cuteness!

Available at select Rexall, London Drugs, Toys R Us, Uniprix and Red Apple stores across Canada - and be sure to check out all the other Lip Smacker Easter adorableness available including Lip Smacker Easter Trio Egg packs - $5.95 - that come in Starburst, Skittles, M&M's and Coca Cola flavours or the Lip Smacker DIY Easter Egg Duo - $5.95 - includes 2 balms and an Easter egg topper in a variety of colours along with 21 stickers to decorate the topper with.

- Lisamarie -

March 27, 2018

Hard Candy Fox In A Box

Hard Candy Fox In A Box - $7.98 - in 5 custom blended shades with signature fragrances: Girl Boss - vanilla frosting, Glamour Girl - pina colada, Party Girl - chocolate, Girl Next Door - strawberry, Uptown Girl - sweet peach - with a smooth, marbleized baked formula that delivers multi-dimensional yet sheer, buildable colour for a healthy and natural glow thanks to finely milled mica pigments that blend seamlessly into the skin.

The packaging is adorable and I love that they each have a distinctive scent - it comes with a brush which works in a pinch but if you have a choice, use your big fluffy powder brush for easier and more even application!

Available exclusively at Walmart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Quo by Orly Breathable Treatment + Color new shades - with swatches!

Quo by Orly Breathable Treatment + Color has added 8 new shades to their line of good-for-you all-in-one basecoat, treatment, colour and topcoat - new shades available are:
Almond Milk
You Go Girl!
Heaven Sent
Detox My Socks Off
Inner Glow
Morning Mantra
Pep In Your Step 

What makes these polishes unusual is their similar technology to contact lenses, which allows oxygen and hydration to pass through, along with a blend of argan oil, vitamin B5 and vitamin C to help promote nail growth, increase nail thickness and help heal damaged nails.

Available now for $11 each exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
- Lisamarie -

March 26, 2018

Give your skin a lift with Lierac Lift Integral!

Whether you are reluctant to have a facelift and/or injections and seek an effective cosmetic solution or have already had a facelift and/or injections and wish to prolong the effects, there's a new line from Lierac that you will want to check out - Lierac Lift Integral!

At the heart of the lift-injection formula is mahogany extract and  purple tulip extract along with an exclusive ingredient - Hyalu-3 perfect for skin in it's 40's and 50's looking to perk up - available in the collection:

Lift Integral Superactivated Lift Serum Firmness Booster - 30ml - $110 - reinvigorates, boosts the elasticity and firmness of the skin, giving both an immediate lift upon application as well as long-term benefits - with a formula that also includes pea peptides for a tension and volumizing effect.  

Lift Integral Sculpting Lift Cream - 50ml - $100 - corrects sagging to restore a positive facial expression - with a formula that includes candolle flower oil, derived from tiare flower - for it's moisturizing properties - its various fatty acids (caprylic acid, lauric acid, myristic acid and omega-6) are essential for strengthening the skin barrier and maintaining a proper level of hydration. 

Lift Integral Restructuring Lift Cream Night - 50ml - $100 - blurs cheeks and redefines the bottom of the face to restore a positive facial expression with a formula that includes ginger for its draining and refining action.

Lift Integral Eye Lift Serum Eyes and Lids - 15ml - $75 - works on drooping eyelids, a sad appearance, bags and dark circles with a formula that includes acacia and datura for their anti-dark circle/anti-puffiness action.

And my favourite from the line:

Lift Integral Flash Lift Mask - 75ml - $80 - an express treatment that offers the perfect pick-me-up for the skin and offers a tightening effect/glow at the end of a treatment routine, before applying makeup or before an evening out to retighten and reinvigorate features instantly. With two natural biopolymers that form a resistant and flexible film with the surface of the skin for an immediate stretching and soothing sensation that also provides an excellent base for makeup.

Available now at drugstores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

March 23, 2018

Shake up your haircare routine with Joico Beach Shake and Body Shake!

Joico introduces two new dry texturizing finishers to the popular Hair Shake series:

Joico Beach Shake - 250ml - $22.60 - creates a sexy surf-girl look with satiny, salt-free separation thanks to nourishing coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, beeswax and flexible resins so medium-to-thick hair becomes sexy, plush and super healthy.

To apply: shake, shake, shake and apply lightly, lifting layers and letting the hair fall through mist to carve out satiny separation that mimics a “modern beach look” all without the salt of traditional beach sprays.

Of course beachy hair requires beachy aromas - with notes of pineapple blossom, pink pomelo and red berry mingled with coconut, ginger, orange blossom and vanilla, for a creamy, modern tropical fragrance.

Joico Body Shake - 250ml - $22.60 - combines invisible aluminum starch with crystal clear hold resins and dry conditioners to create volume, fullness and fluid movement with a velvety matte finish and  without stiffness or stickiness that is perfect for even the finest hair.

To apply: shake, shake, shake and apply all over for instant thickness - it also absorbs oils to give roots a boost while plumping up hair for dramatic body with a soft, clean feel.

There is also the added bonus of a vibrant but soothing scent with a combination of rich florals and luxuriant orchid, introduced through top notes of freesia and lemon blended with tuberose and lily of the valley.

Available now at select salons across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

Fragrant Friday - Kenzo World Eau de Toilette

Kenzo has added a new fragrance to the Kenzo World lineup intended for a joyful and playful woman:

Kenzo World Eau de Toilette - 50ml EDT - $91, 75ml EDT - $105 - a fresh fruity floral fragrance with notes of sparkling pear, luminous peony, almond blossom and orris for a luminous cheerful and feminine scent.

The best way I can describe the scent is "happy" - it's bright and fresh just like a springtime fragrance should be! It's done up in an eyeball bottle which is fun and a little freaky - will it seem to follow you around the room? Probably...

Available now at Hudson's Bay and Sephora stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 22, 2018

Make your dry skin happy with CeraVe Moisturizing Cream!

It might officially now be spring but don't be throwing out your moisturizer just yet - the coming fluctuations in temperature can cause havoc for your skin - especially if you suffer from extremely dry skin, eczema or other skin issues - you'll be wanting something super effective like:

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream - 453g - $23.99 - can be used on face and body, provides all-day moisturization with a single application and is clinically proven to increase skin hydration by improving the skin’s ability to attract, hold and distribute moisture.

Recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association and recommended by the Dermatology Review Panel, it contains 3 essential ceramides along with MVE Technology that penetrates deeply into the layers of the skin barrier to restore the essential balance of lipids and also forms a protective layer over the skin’s surface to help prevent moisture loss and provide 24 hours of hydration.

Also available in the line is: Moisturizing Lotion for face and body - 355ml - $15.99, PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion - 83ml - $14.99,  Daytime Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 - 83ml - $14.99, Hydrating Cleanser - 355ml - $15.99, Foaming Facial Cleanser - 355ml - $15.99.

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection - with swatches!

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-Nudes Collection - $11.99 - in 10 shades that push the limits of a nude lip colour: Philosopher - light lavender nude, Visionary - lavender grey nude, Huntress - deep grey nude, Protector - deep brown nude, Fighter - burnt orange nude, Seductress  - mauve nude, Poet - baby pink nude, Driver - creamy beige nude - with a comfortable, budge-proof matte finish.
Poet - sorry it's a bit blurry, there was so little contrast between my lips and skin that the camera couldn't focus properly!

The pigmentation is great, it lasts a really long time and I really like the applicator but I do find the finish to be a bit tacky at first - it does go away with a bit of wear though!

Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 21, 2018

Eye Love Wednesday - Ardell Magnetic Lashes

Ardell Magnetic Lashes - $19.99 - available in Double Wispies and Double Demi Wispies - featuring  revolutionary multi-magnet technology: virtually invisible magnets strategically placed along the lash line for complete magnetic contact and a pre-curved band that is perfectly contoured to fit the eyelid, making application easier and helping the lashes to lay seamlessly along the lash line. Plus, the lashes are completely budge-proof with no adhesive needed – just place the lashes above and below natural lashes and the magnets will lock the lashes in place.

On the plus side, if you love a dramatic look you will want these - you are sandwiching 2 sets of lashes with your own so you get triple lash fullness!

On the negative side, the band has a contour but unless your eyes are exactly the same size already, you have to cut the lashes so you lose some of the contour - and for me after cutting, they just didn't sit right on the corners of my eyes. With the glue on type this isn't as issue because you glue them into the right place and create a new contour - but this isn't possible with the magnets, whatever shape they are when you cut them is what you have to work with. Hopefully in the future they will introduce them in different sizes and solve this issue!

Available now at Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart and other retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Guerlain Gommage de Beauté Skin Resurfacing Peel!

Guerlain Gommage de Beauté Skin Resurfacing Peel - 75ml - $74 - a grain-free, non-abrasive, melting gel peel designed to gently exfoliate and refine the look of even the most sensitive skin.

Ideal for all skin types, it delivers the perfect concentration of three naturally derived exfoliating acids to gently remove dead cells to correct dullness and uneven texture - the acids brighten, soften, calm redness, lift away impurities and maintain essential moisture levels for skin that looks and feels smoother, more refined and radiant; along with nigella oil flower extract - for it's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

For optimal results apply over the whole face and leave on as a mask for 5-10 minutes - before removing, massage the centre of the face and the t-zone with small circular movements - rise thoroughly and enjoy your glowing skin!

As an added bonus it smells great - white tea, musky notes and a touch of jasmine.

Available now at Guerlain counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

March 20, 2018

Quo Concealer Palette

Quo Concealer Palette - $19 - a four shade palette idea for concealing dark circles, skin imperfections and blemishes - or use to highlight, contour and sculpt facial features.

The creamy formula blends easily and provides medium coverage while the variety of shades makes it easy to mix colours so as to match any skin tone for perfect customization.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

CND Vinylux Long Wear Polish Chic Shock Collection - with swatches!

CND Vinylux Long Wear Polish Chic Shock collection - $12.50 - inspired by South Korean K-Pop culture trend, which is filled with a mix of girly and urban makeup looks, an overload of doll cheeks and plump lips dripping in sugary pinks and lilacs - I prefer to think of them as Easter inspired - if these aren't Easter egg and jelly bean colours, I don't know what is! 

Either way enjoy four new boldly sweet shades:  

The collection is available in the Vinylux Long Wear Polish for 7 days of chip-resistant wear as well as Shellac Gel Polish for 14+ days of high-performance wear.

Available now at salons across Canada - check out to find one near you - and online at

- Lisamarie -

March 19, 2018

Shiseido Total Recharge Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask

Shiseido Total Recharge Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask - 80ml - $48 - an overnight leave-on gel mask containing condensed vitamin capsules that visibly corrects dullness and tired looking skin to leave it looking and feeling fully refreshed. 

Just apply on the skin before sleep, giving the phytoplankton extract it contains lots of time to help revitalize the skin and wake up with skin that  looks plump, radiant, dewy and well-rested, even if you didn't sleep very well!

Available at Shiseido counters across Canada including at Hudson's Bay stores and select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques.

- Lisamarie -

March 16, 2018

Strength train your hair with the Wella FusionPlex Collection!

Strengthen weak and damaged hair with the Wella FusionPlex collection - containing silksteel fusion technology that combines amino acids with micronized lipids to treat hair damage at multiple levels:

inside hair: two amino acids penetrate deep into the hair cortex to refill and replenish worn hair fiber to optimum condition leaving hair up to 95% mroe resilient to breakage.

outside hair: hair cuticles are protected and sealed against free radical damage from the environment or overwork, while instant conditioners leave it primed for styling.

In salon you can take advantage of WellaPlex treatments that help to create bonds within the hair during lightening or colour service or without colour as just a strengthening treatment and/or use the FusionPlex collection at home which includes:

Intense Repair Shampoo - 250ml - $21.98 - with a delicate formula containing EDDS, micronized lipids and amino acids that helps to repair damaged hair leaving it clean and cared for.

Intense Repair Conditioner - 200ml - $21.98 - instantly helps to protect against breakage due to combing and mechanical damage and detangles hair leaving it smooth.

Intense Repair Mask - 150ml - $21.98 - with a luxurious creamy texture that helps to repair and protect against breakage with intense conditioning ingredients and amino acids.

Amino Refiller - $39 - an in-salon service that penetrates down to the cortex, refilling the hair with amino acids.

Available now at professional salons across Canada - check out for more info or to find a salon near you.

- Lisamarie -

March 15, 2018

Avon Skin So Soft Comforting Shea Bath & Body Collection

Avon Skin So Soft Comforting Shea - a limited edition collection with a unique blend of natural shea butter with signature oils to make skin feel nourished and comforted in a cloud of softness and sweet shea scent.

Available in the collection:

Body Butter - 200ml - $9 - with a creamy formula that adds moisture and comfort.

Hand Cream - 100ml - $6 - offers 24+ hours of moisturization.

Creamy Body Wash - 350ml - $10 - gently cleanses without stripping moisture.

Body Lotion - 350ml - $10 - with 48 hours of moisturization.

Bath Oil - 500ml - $22 - locks in moisture after bath or shower.

Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at

- Lisamarie -

Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush - with swatches

Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush Hydrating Lip and Cheek Sheer Colour - $37 - in 6 shades: 410 Corail Naturel, 412 Orange Explosif, 414 Tender Rose, 416 Teasing Pink, 418 Rouge Captivant, 420 Burning Berry - a lightweight 2-in-1 lip and cheek blush designed with a buildable formula for a sheer to intense effect, a perfectly matte finish and enriched with hydraboost complex and a natural coconut oil derivative for immediate and continuous hydration. The dual-sided applicator ensures high precision, even coverage on lips, while the soft gel-touch formula delivers a customizable result on cheeks.

Application is easy, for lip colour, apply blush with the dual-sided applicator for even, precise coverage. For cheek colour, use the dual-sided applicator to dot blush onto the apples of cheeks and use fingertips to blend colour outwards, layering until you reach the desired intensity.
Corail Naturel
Burning Berry 

Don't worry if you don't think the colour is deep enough on the first application, the shades are very buildable, just add another layer - and for the cheeks expect a very healthy look, not only will they give you colour, you also get a bit of a glow at the same time!

And while you're picking up your new Lip Blushes, be sure to check out the new shades in:

Rouge Coco - $43 - 480 Corail Vibrant, 482 Rose Malicieux and 484 Rouge Intimiste

Rouge Coco Shine - $43 - 138 Poppy Orange, 142 Rose Emotif and 144 Rouge Irresistible

Rouge Coco Stylo - $45 - 230 Rose Eclatant, 232 Rose Mutin and 234 Framboise Sensuelle

Rouge Coco Gloss - $37 - 802 Living Orange, 804 Rose Naif and 806 Rose Tentation

Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour - $32 - 618 Brun Contraste, 624 Bleu Trompeur, 626 Exquisite Pink, 628 Prune Dramatique, 596 Rose Neon and my favourite:
622 Violet Piquant

Available now at Chanel counters across Canada - and if you're in Toronto, you're going to want to pick those up at the Bloor Street Holt Renfrew so you can check out the Coco Game Center:
In celebration of the launch of the new Rouge Coco Lip Blush, Chanel introduces the Coco Game Center, an arcade space that embodies the playful spirit of Rouge Coco. Inspired by the famous and playful arcades of Japan, it invites you to discover Chanel Makeup, Skincare and Fragrances all in an ultra-unique environment.

ROUGE COCO - THE GAME Six game stations dedicated to Rouge Coco Blush. Win prizes and add some lipstick between games.

THE BEAUTY RIDE Embark for a drive in the Coco Car but first, grab your favourite shade in the glove compartment and put some lipstick on! Keep a souvenir of your trip by taking a selfie and sharing it with your friends.

THE CHANCE LOUNGE Take a moment for yourself between games and have a seat in one of the lounges while discovering the fun facets of Chance fragrances.

THE BUBBLE GAME Catch Hydra Beauty micro-droplets in this re-imagined game to win skincare samples, express services, or one-of-a-kind gifts.

All the while, game center guides will lead you through the journey while offering personalized consultations, flash touch-ups, and beauty recommendations. 

Open now at Holt Renfrew - 50 Bloor Street West, Concourse Level until April 15th - Operating hours: Monday to Wednesday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Thursday and Friday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

- Lisamarie -