June 28, 2019

Fragrant Friday - Scentuals 100% Natural Perfume Roll-Ons

Scentuals Perfume Roll-On - 9ml - $24 - 100% natural perfume roll-ons blended with essential oils to create 6 alluring scents:

Wild Rose - a beautifully dramatic and sensuous floral scent that is a classically romantic blend of the world’s finest 100% natural rose oils.

Soft Jasmine - a charming, alluring and luxurious scent that is the perfect balance of sweet, floral and woody and is scented with 100% natural jasmine, ylang ylang, rosewood and vanilla.

Ylang Meadow - a relaxing, balancing and harmonious scent that is the perfect balance of sweet, floral and citrus and is scented with 100% natural Madagascan ylang ylang and uplifting bergamot.

Vanilla Sunset - a classic, luscious scent that is the perfect balance of sweet, warm and citrus and is scented with luxurious 100% natural vanilla and tangerine.

Beautiful Champa - a delightfully tranquil and pleasant scent that is the perfect balance of floral, fruity and citrus and is scented with 100% natural champa, bergamot and sweet orange.

Neroli Twist - an elegant, subtly seductive scent that is the perfect balance of floral and woody and scented with 100% natural patchouli, ylang ylang and sweet orange.

All of the scents contain essential oils to refresh and scent the skin with a pleasant aroma, while providing aromatherapy along with omega-3 fatty acids to help rejuvenate the skin - and come in a compact roller-ball format that is portable and travel-friendly, making it easy to carry and to reapply on-the-go - just roll behind the ears, wrists or neck and enjoy the aroma!

Available at stores across Canada - to find one near you check out: https://www.scentuals.com/ca/where-to-buy - as well as to purchase online.

- Lisamarie -

June 27, 2019

Face up to sun protection with Avon Anew!

Avon Anew Hydra Fusion Daily Beauty Defense Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 - 50ml - $35 - with broad spectrum sun protection formula that is super moisturizing, glides on smoothly and is quickly absorbed.

Use it over your moisturizer if your skin is dry or if your skin is combination like mine, you might find that you don't need any extra moisture at all!

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

- Lisamarie -

June 26, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Ardell 3D Faux Mink Lashes

Ardell 3D Faux Mink Lashes - $10.99 - in 4 new and exciting 3D styles:

852 – Dark, flared lash with uneven lengths;
853 – Beautiful, lightly feathered lash, slightly longer in center to open eyes;
854 – Dark, full volume lash with uneven length and double layered curl; and my fave
857 – Flared with heavier lash volume on the outer edge of the lash to create a dramatic look

The lashes add volume and multi-dimensionality while maintaining the luxuriously lightweight feel and ultra-soft fibers that helped popularize faux mink lashes in the first place. Each 3D style provides medium to full volume on a knot-free Invisiband for a seamless look and comfortable wear and features finely tapered fibers and a delicate curl.

Available now at retailers across Canada including Walmart, Jean Coutu, London Drugs and Loblaws.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Hadaka Blackhead Facial Mask!

Hadaka Blackhead Facial Mask - 50ml - $14.95 - provides for a deeper level of clean as it removes impurities from underneath the skin’s surface, working to expel excess sebum that clogs pores thus preventing blackheads. 

The formula is chock-full of natural bioactive ingredients including: activated carbon (bamboo charcoal) - removes dirt and build up and cleanses pores to reveal brighter, fresher and smoother looking skin;

oat extract - creates a protective barrier and promotes the retention of moisture with soothing and healing properties that decrease inflammation and redness;

grapefruit - high in antioxidants, which decrease unwanted signs of wrinkles, provide for relief from discolouration and can brighten the overall complexion of the skin;

vitamin B5 - increases hydration, softness and elasticity as it creates a barrier for water lost through the skin. It contains healing properties and protects and provides relief for itchiness and inflammation as it moisturizes, soothes, heals and regenerates the skin;

rosemary extract - improves overall skin complexion as it targets dark spots and blemishes with its anti-inflammatory properties - reducing redness, puffiness and swelling, as well as healing burns and soothing the skin;

calendula extract - beneficial to dry and damaged skin as it prevents it from thinning with anti-inflammatory properties that promote healing;

vitamin A - stimulates collagen production with antioxidant properties known to treat and prevent acne as well as promote cell turnover and exfoliate dead skin cells to produce new ones.

vitamin E - contains antioxidants that repair skin and help to lighten and smooth, promoting moisture and the regeneration of skin cells; and

citrus peel extract - revives dry and scaly skin as it cleanses and removes dead skin cells from the surface, stimulating new cell growth. It also has the ability to brighten skin.

It's easy to use: just apply an even layer to clean, dry skin, avoiding eye area, eyebrows, hairline and lips - usually most needed in the T-zone area where the skin tends to produce the most oil and where blackheads are visible or commonly found; allow to dry for 20-25 minutes then gently peel off mask starting from the bottom and pulling upwards; cleanse face of any residue with warm water and follow up with your usual moisturizer.

Manufactured in Canada using 100% natural, organic and fair-trade ingredients and available at salons across Canada as well as online at www.hadaka.ca.

- Lisamarie -

June 25, 2019

Physicians Formula The Healthy Powder SPF16

Physicians Formula The Healthy Powder SPF16 - $20.99 - in 12 shades organized by Light, Medium and Dark with Cool, Warm and Neutral tones: LC1, LW2, LN3, LN4, MC1 MW2, MN3, MN4, DC1, DW2, DN3, DN4 - in a convenient,  long-wearing, buildable and breathable formula that provides lightweight coverage with a healthy, satin finish that can be worn alone or with foundation for even more coverage.

Compatible with all skin types and featuring an exclusive brightening complex - with wu-zhu-yu extract and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, brighten and improve uneven skin tone along with an added boost of vitamins A, C & E to provide the boost skin needs to look its flawless, healthiest best and SPF16 to protect.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

June 24, 2019

Age gracefully with Avène DermAbsolu!

Avène DermAbsolu doesn't want you to fight the aging process, but rather, to age as gracefully as possible with an anti-aging line that can be used on even the most sensitive skin - to leave it redensified, fuller and bursting with vitality; contours of the face are reshaped and facial volumes rebalanced with a complexion that is fresher and more vibrant.

Available in the collection:

Recontouring Serum - 30ml - $62.00 - revitalizes skin with a dropper format that delivers the perfect dose in just one press.

Defining Day Cream - 40ml - $58.00 - redensifies skin with an innovative airless jar pump.

Comforting Night Balm - 40ml - $59.00 - with a rich balm texture to nourish and rejuvenate.

Youth Eye Cream - 15ml - $47.50 - with a hydra-nutritive texture and a metallic cool-effect massage applicator.

Available now in pharmacies across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

June 21, 2019

Fight curl droop with Live Clean Super Fruit Waters Quenching Curls Shampoo & Conditioner!

The worst thing about summer for curly hair is the high moisture level in the air that can make your curls go all droopy and of course frizzy - help combat it with: 

Live Clean Super Fruit Waters Quenching Curls Shampoo  - 350ml - $7.99 - with a moisture rich formula containing micellar water and a blend of certified organic extracts: watermelon seed, aloe vera and papaya - to cleans without stripping moisturizing while ridding hair of product build-up as it hydrates, nourishes and helps de-frizz.

Live Clean Super Fruit Waters Quenching Curls Conditioner - 350ml - $7.99 - provides just the right amount of curl hydration while taming the dreaded frizz to leave hair wonderfully soft and silky for light, buoyant, moisturized curls.

I don't have curly hair but I confess I've been using them just because I love the fruity smell so much!

And as with all Live Clean products, they contain biodegradable ingredients that are free of silicone, petrolatum, paraben, SLS, dye, DEA and phosphates with recyclable packaging.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at well.ca and walmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -

June 20, 2019

Neutrogena Hydro Boost for the body!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost brings their advanced facial hydration expertise to body care for clinically proven supple, hydrated skin. The dermatologist-tested, paraben-free, moisturizing formula is powered by hyaluronic acid, found naturally in skin and capable of holding up to 1000x its weight in water, to boost skin cells' hydration and then lock it in, resulting in smooth, hydrated skin.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream - 453g - $17.99 - in formulas for normal to dry skin and a fragrance-free one for sensitive & dry skin replenishes skin - with a unique and ultra-light gel-cream formula that absorbs instantly with a non-greasy feeling and continuously releases moisture to give skin the daily boost of hydration it needs as well as help improve the look and feel of dry skin over time.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Whipped Body Balm - 189g - $10.49 - designed for dry to extra-dry skin - with an ultra-light, luxurious, velvety, non-greasy whipped texture that is fast absorbing to instantly boost hydration, helping to improve the look and feel of dry skin over time.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hand Gel Cream - 85g - $10.49 - a non-greasy, absorbs instantly with no residue to instantly quench and replenish dry, thirsty hands and moisturize for 24 hours, leaving them noticeably softer and smoother. 

Available at drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

June 19, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Kiss Professional New York Magical Ink Eyeliner

Kiss Professional New York Magical Ink Eyeliner - $13.49 - in 2 richly pigmented, waterproof shades: Blackest Black and Darkest Brown - a high precision liquid eyeliner with a super-fine and flexible brush tip for an effortless, precise application making it easy to create a variety of looks.

Available exclusively at London Drug stores across Canada and online at londondrugs.com.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Masque Bar Rose Gold Foil Sheet Mask!

Masque Bar Rose Gold Foil Sheet Mask - 30ml - $3.99 - enriched with soybean extract, mushroom extract and witch hazel water to help nourish and hydrate skin. Offers a quick skin pick-me-up and takes just 10-20 minutes making it perfect to use when you need an extra boost before a special event!

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

June 18, 2019

Needful Things - Burt's Bees All Aglow

Burt's Bees All Aglow - $20.99 - in 2 bronzer shades: Golden Shimmer and Bronze Splash; and 1 highlighter shade: Opal Mist - instantly enhance the skin's natural sheen while providing a long-lasting sun-kissed glow with a 100% natural, lightweight and non-sticky formula that includes moisturizing coconut oil, jojoba oil, cupuacu butter and daikon radish extract in an easy to apply stick form that goes on smoothly and blends easily without a heavy or cakey feel to nourish and hydrate skin for hours.

Available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

June 17, 2019

Get double the protection for your skin from SkinCeuticals!

It's the perfect time of year to be thinking about your skin protection and what it means for your skin! You are probably already aware that most of visible aging is caused by environmental damage - mainly from the UVA and UVB exposure you get from the sun - but what you may not know about is infrared radiation (IRA) exposure which is what is responsible for accelerated skin aging - yikes!

Studies suggest that IRA penetrates the skin more deeply than UVA and UVB causing free radical damage which accelerates signs of aging. This means that ideally, not only do you need a daily sunscreen, but also something to protect skin from free radicals.

SkinCeuticals already has that covered with topical antioxidant serums that work below the skin's surface to neutralize UV and IRA induced free radicals which cause environmental skin damage such as fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and lost elasticity. By strengthening skin's natural defense system against free radicals not blocked by sunscreens, they help protect the epidermal and dermal layers from the inside to correct visible premature aging.

You have a couple of choices: C E Ferulic - 30ml - $180 - increases firmness and replenishes lipids to reduce wrinkles and is ideal for dry, normal and sensitive skin; or

Phloretin CF - 30ml - $180 - diminishes hyperpigmentation and accelerates cellular renewal to help retexture skin and is ideal for oily, problematic and normal skin.

And of course you still need the sunscreen - great choices are: Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 - 50ml - $46 - a weightless, mattifying fluid great for all skin types - even very sensitive, oily and acne prone. Or if you like to add a bit of tint try Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 - 50ml - $46

Available medical and high-end spas across Canada or easily online at: https://beautysense.ca/brands/skinceuticals.html

- Lisamarie -

June 14, 2019

Fragrant Friday - Hugo Boss Bottled Infinite

The new fragrance from Hugo Boss believes that finding balance is the key to a happy life and to the perfect fragrance - introducing Boss Bottled Infinite, a new interpretation of the iconic Boss Bottled scent that combines a fresh burst of citrus with aromatic and woody notes to create a confident, sophisticated finish.

Hugo Boss Bottled Infinite - 50 ml EDP - $84, 100ml EDP - $103 - an energizing and sensual scent with  refreshing and sparkling top notes of mandarin and apple, spiced up by a hint of cinnamon and sage; warm, aromatic heart notes of patchouli, rosemary and lavender; and deep, smooth base notes of rich olive tree combined with sandalwood.

It's the kind of scent that I think of as sporty - fresh and a little spicy - the way I like men to smell!

Available now at Hudson's Bay, London Drugs, Jean Coutu and Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

June 13, 2019

Quo Summer 2019 Collection

The Quo Summer 2019 Collection is all about glowing, healthy looking skin and lots of colour everywhere - eyes, face and lips!

Quo Face Brush - $14 - delivers precise blending with silky-smooth bristles that are velvet to the touch and a wide handle that fits easily into the fingertips for eff ortless application.
Palettes with perfectly paired shades that can be mixed and matched for a colourful ombre effect - in 2 shades:

Quo Ombré Eye Shadow Palette in Cotton Candy - $18 - combines pastel blue and purple shades for a shimmery summer-sky eye look.
Quo Ombré Eye Shadow Palette in Popping Peach - $18 - off ers pink and peach tones for a warm, neutral eye look.
A radiant blush and brozer palette that creates a sun-kissed, summer glow with gradient, shimmery shades that allow you to blend the colours for a true ombré look or use alone for a pop of
colour - in 2 shades:

Quo Ombré Face Palette in Dancing Lights - $20 - holds 1 bronzer and 1 cool-toned pink blush.
Quo Ombré Face Palette in Berry Beam - $20 - with 1 bronzer and 1 golden peach blush.
Quo Transforming Lip Kit - $16 - in two options that come with 1 cream lip stain and 1 strobe topcoat: Bright to Light Bubble Gum and Bright to Light Raspberry - can create a multitude of summer lip looks: layer the strobe topcoat over the cream lip stain; or use the topcoat by itself for a sheer iridescent, glossy look; or wear the cream lip stain alone for a bright pop of colour.
Quo Glow Beauty Oil - $18 - a lightweight oil that works alone or underneath foundation for beautiful, glowing skin. For a subtle look add a drop or two to your favourite liquid foundation or apply alone as a base before makeup application for a luminous glow.

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

- Lisamarie -

June 12, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Revlon ColorStay Looks Book Eye Shadow Palette

Revlon ColorStay Looks Book Eye Shadow Palette - $15.99 - in 5 shade collections containing matte, satin, shimmer and metallic finishes: Maverick - shimmering and matte browns, Enigma - shimmering and matte purples, Player - multi finish blues, greens and browns, Original - shimmering and matte neutrals, Insider - matte browns, purples and nudes - with a smooth, silky texture and highly pigmented formula for an intense color payoff in just one stroke that wears up to 24 hours.

The palette is tiny but that's actually what I like best about it - the ultra slim size makes it easy to throw in your bag for the gym, travel or to add intensity to take your look from day to night!

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Avon Anew Vitamin C Warming Peel!

Avon Anew Vitamin C Warming Peel - 100ml - $28 - an invigorating warming peel that visibly restores dull, tired skin to its natural radiance. It works with a warming sensation that is  activated with water which opens pores to remove impurities and a gentle dual exfoliator that combines vitamin C flakes plus seeds that buff skin as it's massage on.

Apply to cleansed, dry skin, leave on for 10 minutes, rinse, then apply a serum. Can be used 2 - 3 times a week as needed.

And to really up your Vitamin C game:

Avon Anew Vitamin C Antioxidant Lip Treatment - 3.8g - $20 - a colourless treatment that plumps, nourishes, conditions and protects lips to keep them looking youthful.

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

- Lisamarie -

June 11, 2019

Stila Lingerie Souffle Skin Perfecting Color & Skin Perfecting Primer

Stila Lingerie Souffle Skin Perfecting Color - 30ml - $49 - an  opulently-whipped, yet refreshingly lightweight, delicately tinted skin perfector that creates a translucent veil, allowing each one of 9 shades to cover a multitude of skin tones - with advanced pigments and light refracting particles to smooth, blur and even skin tone creating the optimal illusion - skin that looks naturally fresh and perfected.

The skin-loving formula with botanicals and over 70% water feels amazing - fresh and super  comfortable - this is going to feel so good on hot summer skin! And of course you have to love the packaging, so opulent, it will decorate any dressing table - it has a lot of heft to which makes it look great but also less practical to travel with.

You can also get the same look and feel in a primer:

Stila Lingerie Souffle Skin Perfecting Primer - 30ml - $47 - a multi-function gel primer that smooths skin and blurs imperfections, with the benefit of two finishes - either illuminating or bronzing.

 Available at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca and stila.ca.

- Lisamarie -

June 10, 2019

Sanctum Men's has products worth stealing from the boy!

Another great brand from our friends in Australia has come along: Sanctum Men’s - a wellness brand that produces a variety of men’s holistic skincare and body products that are certified organic,  vegan and of course not tested on animals. The range combines ingredients with cosmeceutical levels of active vitamins, herbal extracts and essential oils grown predominantly locally while also supporting fairtrade producers in underdeveloped communities overseas for all ingredients needed outside of the local community capabilities.

I liked the sound of the line so I passed along a few of the products to my husband to try but ended up stealing this one back when I ran out of shave cream and promptly fell in love:

Sanctum Men’s Shave Gel - 150g - $13.49 - a 95% certified organic and 100% naturally derived, soap-free shave gel that is ideal for even the most sensitive skin and designed to lift the hairs on the face to achieve a closer shave. The formula contains soothing organic extracts including aloe vera leaf juice - to help calm reddened and irritated skin while essential oils including jojoba and cedar wood bark leave skin smooth, hydrated and nourished.

Not only good for men's faces, it also works great on our legs - I got a super close shave and my skin felt silky smooth and soft afterwards. I adore the cedar wood scent - which has me eyeing the Moisturizer from the line which has an amazing sandalwood scent... that will teach me to ever pass things along again!

There's a lot to feel good about with the brand, not only does Sanctum Men’s manufacture products using sustainably produced ingredients that are beneficial for the planet they have also now added a proprietary enzyme to all product tubes during manufacturing to ensure that they will breakdown in landfill within 5 years!

Available at drug health food stores across Canada such as: Rexall, Goodness Me and Healthy Planet  as well as online at Well.ca and AbundanceNaturally.com.

- Lisamarie -

June 7, 2019

Toppik Hair Building Fibers and Hair Perfecting Tool Kit

Toppik Hair Building Fibers - 12g - $29.95 - in 9 shades that can be mixed to match virtually any hair colour: Light Blonde, Medium Blonde, Light Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Brown, Auburn, White, Grey and Black - natural, coloured keratin fibers that blend undetectably with existing hair strands to instantly eliminate the appearance of fine, thin or thinning hair to create the appearance of naturally thick, full hair. As well, it works great for part lines, covering extension tracks and touching up roots between hair color appointments - and easily washes out with shampoo.

They're easy to apply:

1. Dry and style hair as usual.

2. Shake or spray (with Toppik Spray Applicator) Hair Fibers into thinning areas.

3. If applying Hair Fibers near the hairline, use Toppik Hairline Optimizer to achieve a natural-looking front hairline.

4. Gently pat hair to disperse Hair Fibers.

5. If desired, lightly comb, brush, or style your hair after applying Hair Fibers.

6. For best results, use Toppik FiberHold Spray to finish for longer-lasting results.

And you don't have to worry about them running down your face later, they resist wind, rain, and perspiration for long-lasting results in all conditions.

For best results - use with the Tool Kit:
Toppik Hair Perfecting Tool Kit - $29.99 - a must-have 3-piece set designed to deliver a perfect Toppik Hair Fibers application - includes:

Patented Toppik Spray Applicator - delivers a precise application to targeted areas. Fits both Regular (12g) and Economy size (27.5g) Hair Fibers bottles.

Hairline Optimizer - creates a natural-looking front hairline.

Travel size (1.7 fl oz.) Toppik FiberHold Spray - strengthens the bond between Hair Fibers and thinning hair while adding shine

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at toppikcanada.ca.

- Lisamarie -

June 6, 2019

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer - $23 - in three shades that flatter all skin tones: Fenty Glow - shimmering rose nude, FU$$Y - shimmering pink and Diamond Milk - shimmering pearl - a  universal lip luminizer that delivers explosive shine to leave lips looking instantly fuller and smoother. The non-sticky formula contains shea butter and has an addictive peach-vanilla scent that will make it hard to stop yourself from licking it off!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

June 5, 2019

Eye Love Wednesday - Filorga Optim-Eyes Lashes & Brows Boosting Serum + Volumizing Care

Filorga Optim-Eyes Lashes & Brows Boosting Serum + Volumizing Care - 2 x 6.5ml - $75 - enhances eyes with a  two-in-one treatment that works to strengthen and nourish eyebrows and eyelashes using a host of innovative ingredients.

Step 1: booster serum  - for thickness + length - with a kera-extand CX complex -  helps to keep lashes and brows firmly rooted and to stop them from breaking and falling out; combined with high-dose NCTF works at the root to lengthen lashes and brows for a fuller looking finish and the brow line is reshaped. The ultra-fine liner tip allows for precise application and targeted care of even the smallest hairs. To use, apply the serum to the roots of cleansed lashes and brows in the morning and evening.

Step 2: volumizing care - for nourishing + thickening - boasts a colorless volumizing formula that uses a mascara-like brush to coat each fiber with proteins, working to nourish and thicken the appearance of lashes and brows. Over time, expect fuller, stronger and healthier-looking results. To use, apply the product to the brows and lashes from root to tip in the morning and evening.

Available at select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -

This week I'm obsessed with... Soap & Glory Original Pink!

There's a lot to love about pink - especially when it comes to Soap & Glory's signature Original Pink scent - a fruity-floral, summery fragrance which blooms with a delicious mix of rose, peach, strawberries, bergamot and a twist of citrus.

Available in the Original Pink line is a whole range of products from washes, body butters, lotions, scrubs and even a bath bomb - I shouldn't play favourites but I admit it, I do have a couple:

Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel - 500ml - $14 - with natural mandarin peel extract and a built-in body lotion to leave skin soft, smooth and summer sexy!

Heel Genius Foot Cream - 125ml - $16 - renovates rough feet in a single overnight session, doubles as a foot cream, and will give even the roughest of cuticles a run for its money with a formula featuring allantoin, glycerin, macadamia oil, menthol, bilberry, orange and lemon fruit acid smoothers.

Available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

June 4, 2019

Effortless summer beauty in 3 easy steps from Nudestix, Scentuals and Avon!

With the hot weather coming it's time to pare down my beauty routine to a few essential products that are quick, easy to use and fix my most pressing beauty issues with as little time and effort as possible:

Nudestix Nudies Tinted Blur Stick - 6.12g - $33 - in 10 shades: Light 1 - ivory with a cool pink undertone, Light 2 - light beige with a neutral undertone, Light 3 - light beige with a warm undertone, Medium 4 - medium beige with a warm undertone, Medium 5 - medium beige with a golden undertone, Medium 6 - medium beige with a cool undertone, Medium 7 - golden tan with a cool undertone, Deep 8 - golden tan with a neutral undertone, Deep 9 - rich tan with a golden undertone, Deep 10 - rich tan with a neutral undertone - with a lightweight, cream-to-powder finish and innovative, soft-focus mineral technology that creates flawless-looking skin by smoothing and blurring the appearance of texture, blemishes, discoloration, lines and pores.

The tinted, light-reflecting minerals soften the appearance of uneven skin tone to provide a youthful, diffused glow while the shade-adjusting pigments blend with the real skin tone coming through to naturally tint the skin - for skin that will look and feel like your own, but better.

Match it to your skin's shade for all-over tinted coverage or as a blurring primer, go lighter to highlight or deeper to contour and define your features - just draw and blend!

Available at Sephora and sephora.ca.
Scentuals Lip & Cheek Tint - $9.95 -in 4 shades: Sultry, Flirt, Passion and Bombshell - with a  100% natural formula infused with shea and cocoa butters along with coconut oil to nourish and protect and is paraben, petroleum and gluten-free - while natural mineral pigments brighten and tint - a quick swipe on the lips and cheeks is the perfect way to hydrate and brighten lips and cheeks.

Available at stores across Canada - to find one near you check out: https://www.scentuals.com/ca/where-to-buy- as well as to purchase online.
If waterproof mascara is a summer must-have but you are sick of traditional waterproof mascaras which contain solvent-based polymers that are very difficult to remove so require special make up removers - then you are going to love:

Avon Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara - $10 - with an ophthalmologist-tested, hypoallergenic formula containing unique emulsion technology that stays on all day through swimming, showering and summer sports but is easily removable with soap and water.

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

- Lisamarie -

June 3, 2019

Test Driving - Teaology Nourishing & Smoothing Matcha Tea Miracle Face and Neck Mask

Sick and tired or your skin looking sick and tired? A recent week-long cold had my skin looking less then it's healthy best so I gave this a try:

Teaology Nourishing & Smoothing Matcha Tea Miracle Face and Neck Mask - 30ml - $9.95 -  with a formula naturally rich in antioxidant polyphenols from Matcha Tea which enhances the moisturizing and regenerating action of the organic argan oil as well as the plumping and toning effect of a firming centella and bioflavonoid-based plant complex along with precious thermal trace elements which purify while the omega 6 makes the skin more elastic and compact. In just 10 minutes small wrinkles and signs of dehydration were less visible and my face looked more toned, smooth and radiant - like I had never been sick at all!

 The secret of this mask lies in its special fabric infused with real Matcha Tea which, adhering perfectly to the face and neck, remains in contact with the skin and both facilitates the absorption of nourishing active ingredients and prevents them from evaporating.

It's easy to use, just apply the mask after using a cleanser on the face and neck. Relax and leave for 10 to 20 minutes. Remove and massage any excess serum into the skin until completely absorbed. Not only will it perk your skin back up after epic germ battles, it's also the perfect pick-me-up before a hot date, special occasion or just for when your skin is feeling blah!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

- Lisamarie -