February 28, 2020

Soak dry skin (and your cares) away with Dr Teal's Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution!

Dr Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution - 1.36kg - $9.99 - with a rich skin caring formula that combines pure epsom salt - to help ease sore, achy muscles; with extra rich and hydrating shea butter extracts; almond oil - to relieve and soften dry skin along with natural essential oils, known for their ability to help soothe the senses and clear the mind.

To enjoy, just pour at least 2 cups under warm, running bath water, immerse yourself and relax for 20 minutes while letting the rich minerals soak away discomfort. It also makes a great exfoliator - just mix a handful with your favourite body wash and gently massage mixture onto skin to slough away dry patches, revealing a healthier-looking complexion!

Available at drug, grocery and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 24, 2020

Polish skin to perfection with the Mary Kay TimeWise Microdermabrasion Plus Set!

Get the look of polished, younger skin and significantly smaller pores with:

Mary Kay TimeWise Microdermabrasion Plus Set - $60 - the same great formula with new packaging which includes:

TimeWise Microdermabrasion Refine - 70g - an advanced fragrance and oil-free exfoliator that immediately energizes skin by effectively removing dead skin cells from inside and around the edges of pores; and

The Pore Minimizer - 29ml - a nourishing serum that helps calm and comfort skin, reducing any appearance of redness and soothing delicate skin.

Just use 2 to 3 times a week and together, the duo significantly reduces the visible number of pores and dramatically improves skin texture for close-up-confident skin that just gets better over time.

Available 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 -

February 21, 2020

OPI Mexico City Spring 2020 Collection - with swatches!

Experience the eclectic colours of the world's most thriving art scene - Ciudad de Mexico - for Spring 2020 with the Mexico City Collection by OPI. With this collection, OPI makes nails a personal canvas and the collection becomes an artist's palette of rich, fashion-forward colour with shades inspired by the city's vibrant art and fashion scenes, jet-set appeal with trendy locales and award-winning cuisine and exploration of individual self-expression.

Available in the collection are 12 new shades:

Mexico City Move-mint - soft understated green
Verde Nice to Meet You - lush and verdant green
Don't Tell a Sol - warm inviting yellow
Suzi's Slinging Mezcal - shimmering gold
Mural Mural on the Wall - coral with scattered specks of coral confetti
Coral-ing Your Spirit Animal - warm coral glow
My Chihuahua Doesn't Bite Anymore - exciting orange
Viva OPI! - vibrant red
Telenovela Me About It - intense soap opera pink
Mi Casa Es Blue Casa - vibrant blue
Mariachi Makes My Day - intense saturated deep purple
Hue Is the Artist? - pale, wispy lavender

Available now: Nail Lacquers - $13.30 and Infinite Shine - $16.40 at professional salons and Hudson's Bay stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 19, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Indeed Labs Watermelon Melting Balm!

Indeed Labs Watermelon Melting Balm - 100ml - $24.99 - an oil-based cleansing balm that melts onto the skin and creates a gentle lather when mixed with water to break down and  dissolve makeup, dirt and oils
without stripping or irritating
skin’s natural barrier, all while nourishing dry and dehydrated skin.

The formula is chock-full of antioxidant-rich ingredients including:

refined hemp seed oil - due to its rich concentration of fatty acids and antioxidants, it provides deep nourishment to skin, leaving it healthy and glowing;

watermelon seed oil - a concentrated source of antioxidants, vitamin A and vitamin E, it helps to condition and brighten skin;

bisabolol - a natural, powerful remedy for very sensitive and easily inflamed or irritated skin, it helps to address common concerns like premature aging, lack of moisture, sebum oxidation, sensitivity and skin discoloration; and

ethyl panthenol - also known as vitamin B5, it acts as a humectant to condition dehydrated skin - with continued use, skin will appear plump and healthy.

Ideal for all skin types including sensitive and acne-prone, it works to improve skin tone while leaving skin replenished, moisturized, and brightened.

I'm a fan of the packaging - most cleansing balms come in a tub which seems unhygienic to me - but this one is in a tube - making it less messy and a lot more portable! Also keep in mind that as a balm, the formula contains no water and therefore the texture of this product changes in different temperatures - so try and store it in a warm room to make it easier to use.

Simply warm up in dry hands and massage onto a dry face. Take your time with this step, and luxuriate in a little extra “me time” while you massage! Add a few drops of warm water and watch as the product starts to lather and makeup melts away right before your eyes!

To use - warm up in dry hands and apply onto dry skin and massage to dissolve makeup and dirt. Add warm water to lather, and continue to massage for 1 minute. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. May also be removed with a soft, damp cloth.

Available now exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at beauty.shoppersdrugmart.ca and indeed.com.

- Lisamarie -

February 17, 2020

Pai Skincare Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil - pure magic in a bottle!

Does the weather lately have your skin going crazy? Just add of couple of drops of this on to damp skin before your regular moisturizer and get ready for the ultimate skin boost:

Pai Skincare Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil - 30ml - $50 - contains a highly concentrated blend of organic rosehip fruit and seed oil - rich in omegas to help regenerate skin; and beta-carotene - acts as an antioxidant, helping to provide protection against free radicals such as UV light and pollution.

With regular use, it deeply conditions skin, improving firmness and elasticity and promoting a clear, even skin tone, as well it can be used to improve: dry patches, flaky patches, blemishes, dull skin tone, fine lines, scars and sun damage.

Available at Murale and select Shoppers Drug Mart BeautyBoutique locations across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 14, 2020

Needful Things - Laline Body Scrub

Eliminate winter dullness and restore your body's shine with:

Laline Body Scrub - 240g - $20, 500g - $35 - in 10 scents: Musk, Coconut Verbena, Vanilla Pink Pepper, Lemongrass Verbena, Monoi, Frozen Pear, Ocean, Violet Amber, Vanilla Patchouli and my fave - Cherry Blossom - contains the perfect combination of deep cleansing from natural minerals and super nourishment thanks to avocado and grape seed oils - to get skin glowing.

Just massage gently onto wet skin in a circular motion and rinse thoroughly - follow with the Laline  Body Souffle for skin that will be left ridiculously smooth and soft!

Available at Laline stores across Canada and online at laline.ca.

- Lisamarie -

February 12, 2020

Eye Love Wednesday - Burt's Bees Skin Nourishment Eye Cream

Burt's Bees Skin Nourishment Eye Cream - 14g - $20.99 - reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with a 99% natural formula featuring Royal Jelly that contains vitamins A, B2 and E to leave skin looking healthy and radiant.

With a light nourishing formula perfect for normal to combination skin, this fragrance-free anti-aging eye cream has no parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS so you can feel as good about using it as you will look!

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 10, 2020

StriVectin Anti-Wrinkle SD Advanced Plus Intensive Moisturizing Concentrate

StriVectin Anti-Wrinkle SD Advanced Plus Intensive Moisturizing Concentrate - 60ml - $85 - visibly reduces fine lines and coarse wrinkles, significantly improves skin texture and fades the appearance of stretch marks in just four weeks while delivering up to 72 hours of continuous moisture.

Now even more concentrated and powerful, the iconic stretch mark cream turned anti-wrinkle phenomenon targets 10 types of skin collagen with a formula powered by NIA-114 and an upgraded Collagex-CE Complex with Copper Tripeptide and Marine Ferment, and is clinically shown to boost elasticity and visibly reduce wrinkles and stretch marks for youthful-looking skin.

Available now at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 7, 2020

Fall in love with your hair with Design Me, AG Hair, Pink Pewter and Chatters!

Make everyday a great hair day with great products and some hair self-care!

Get instant body, fullness and refresh with Design Me Puff.Me Dry Texturizing Spray - 248ml - $22 - all with just the right amount of hold.

No time for a shower? There is always time for Design Me Quickie.Me Dry Shampoo Spray - 339ml - $22 - in blonde & pastel or brunette and dark tones.

Nourish hair, reduce frizz and smooth the cuticle AG Hair Natural Glow Shine Infuse Serum - 30ml - $28 - leaving hair full of shine thanks to a formula chock full of superfood seed oils.

Smooth, moisturize and protect against heat styling with AG Hair BB Cream - 100ml - $26 - it also thickens and fills uneven hair cuticles; protects against colour fading, humidity and uv rays; and helps maintain styles longer between shampoos.

And add that final touch with Pink Pewter Timeless Metal Bow Bobby Pin - $5.

Available at Chatters salons across Canada and online at chatters.ca.

- Lisamarie -

February 5, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Freeman Beauty Infusion Moisturizing Hydrogel Mask!

Need an extra dose of moisture for winter parched skin? You need:

Freeman Beauty Infusion Moisturizing Hydrogel Mask - 27g - $4.97 - boosted with super-hydrating coconut milk and hyaluronic acid, this 2-piece, serum-infused, cushiony hydrogel contours and stays in place to enhance absorption to instantly boost hydration and restore radiance for skin that feels soft and glows. Just apply, leave on for 15 minutes and tap any remaining serum into the skin - no need to rinse - use as often as your skin needs it!

Available at Walmart stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

February 3, 2020

Needful Things - Marcelle Revival+ Ultra-Nutrition Intense Hydration Care and a visit to the Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Expert!

Marcelle Revival+ Ultra-Nutrition Intense Hydration Care - 50ml - $34.95 - a nourishing anti-aging cream designed specifically for dry and mature skin to help reverse the effects of time from: loss of elasticity; dryness; more pronounced wrinkles; and dullness.

For skin that feels intensely hydrated and nourished; improved density and firmness; radiance and luminosity are restored; and age spots appear reduced for a more unified complexion.

I discovered it thanks to a Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Expert on a recent visit when I was looking for something anti-aging that would also add more moisture to parts of my skin that were suffering from the cold winter weather. As a beauty blogger I do get info about a lot of different products but there is just too much to keep up with so I love checking in with the SDM experts who are always happy to let me know what is new and exciting in the beauty and skincare world! I also like to take advantage of the complimentary in-store skin care consultations using beauxtyRX dermatological tools - especially the moisture meter which lets me know if my skin has enough hydration and the scary little camera that magnifies my skin so I can see every pore and wrinkle - horrifying! Definitely worth checking out because once you learn more about your skin health and specific concerns, it's much easier to build a skin care routine customized specifically for you!

Visit a Shoppers Drug Mart near you to score your own Marcelle cream, a skin care consultation and to get better educated on skin care and new products!

- Lisamarie -