May 27, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Embryolisse Eau de Beaute Rosamelis!

Embryolisse Eau de Beauté Rosamélis - 200ml - $22 - the paraben-free formula contains four natural origin flower waters: rose, orange blossom, cornflower and hamamelis to purify and tone the skin after cleansing leaving it feeling so soft and comfortable skin with a tighter texture and fresh glow.

Use it as a toner and apply in the morning and evening with a cotton pad after cleansing or these days it is amazing as a refreshing mist (especially if you store it in the fridge) and it also makes a great  makeup fixing mist!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

May 25, 2020

Superdose your skin with Liftactiv Specialist Peptide-C Anti-Aging Ampoules!

Liftactiv Specialist Peptide-C Anti-Aging Ampoules - 10 ampoules - $ 39.95 - formulated with only 10 ingredients including: 10% pure vitamin C - works on anti-aging, dark spots, glow and firmness; phyto peptides - approves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; natural hyaluronic acid - hydrates, smooths and plumps the skin; and Vichy mineralizing thermal water - in a clean formula without fragrance, alcohol and preservatives.
A day's worth of serum is individually packaged in individual ampoules which is good and bad:

The good: you get a precise, fresh dose of the concentrated formula in a hermetic and photoprotective pack that preserves the actives against UV, heat and oxidation and allows the formula to be created without preservatives which is a great thing for anyone with sensitive skin!

The bad: the ampoules are glass and have to be opened in a very precise way or you end up with a jagged edge or a fistful of glass - the box does give you detailed instructions on how to open them so best to do it exactly as instructed! I imagine the glass must be important for the preserving of the formula or they would have made it easy and packaged them in plastic...

Another great tip - 1 ampoule used twice a day is more product then my skin needs so I have been stretching 1 to 3 uses - the formula is good for 48 hours after opening so this has worked well for me - if you don't have a pinhead like me you might not be able to get the product to stretch as far of course...

After 2 week of twice a day use I can definitely see a difference - my skin is smooth and glowing and feels perfectly moisturized!

Available now at drugstores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

May 20, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Guerlain Abeille Royale Honey Nectar Lotion #ThankYouBees

It's World Bee Day so let's hear it for those indispensable pollinators! Bees and bee products do amazing things in all kinds of ways including helping skin look great! I'm a big fan of the Guerlain Abeille Royale Honey line born from the exceptional power of bee products - I especially love:

Guerlain Abeille Royale Honey Nectar Lotion - 148ml - $80 - a soothing and hydrating non-sticky lotion with a lightweight texture formulated to infuse skin with essential nutrients and restore it to its optimal condition and left appearing firmer, smoother and radiant.

It has a somewhat gel like texture that turns into a water when applied - use twice a day - morning and evening after cleansing - just smooth onto face and neck using a cotton pad or by patting in with fingertips - to boost the effectiveness of your moisturizer.

And be sure to visit the Guerlain Instagram page - @guerlain to score some amazing bee inspired stickers free for the printing!

Available at Guerlain counters across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 18, 2020

Tighten, firm and anti-age with a serum from No7, Belif and StriVectin!

No7 Laboratories Firming Booster Serum - 30ml - $44 - designed for areas of the face most prone to loss of firmness, it contains a super concentrate that is 4x more firming to deliver fast visible results - skin looks visibly firmer in just 1 week - and in 2 weeks, face and neck look visibly lifted.

The built-in, massaging applicator makes it easy and effective - twice a day, just massage a tiny amount from the left side of the mouth outwards and upwards to the brow and repeat on the other side - then massage the same amount into the neck and jawline - and just remember to turn the applicator to the off position!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at
Belif Youth Creator Age Knockdown Bomb - 50ml - $80 - an anti-aging, gel-textured serum that improves the appearance of enlarged pores, boosts elasticity and reduces fine lines and wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin with a highly-moisturizing formula of cedrol - helps boost skin elasticity and firmness; winter aster - helps support a healthy complexion; and water pennywort - soothes skin.

Available at Sephora stores across Canada and at
StriVectin Peptight Tightening & Brightening Face Serum - 50ml - $109 - with a dual-focus formula that visibly tightens and firms skin while brightening and evening skin tone by harnessing  the power of two unique types of peptides: tetrapeptides and botanical tensors - visibly tighten, and firm for more sculpted-looking contours; and Hexapeptides - to brighten and help even skin tone; along with vitamin C-rich Australian kakadu plum extract - to enhance clarity and radiance; and  proprietary NIA-114 and potent botanical extracts for visibly tighter, brighter skin with a more sculpted-looking contour.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Hudson's Bay stores across Canada and online at and

- Lisamarie -

May 13, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm Minty!

I am a longtime fan of Lano's 101 Ointment Multi-Balm and while it is great to use everywhere I do find that I mostly use it on my lips but always thought it was missing something... Apparently Lano reads minds and divines secret wishes because they just came out with:

Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm Minty - 10g - $19 - a peppermint-charged super balm that’s 100% natural and has 101 uses.

Along with peppermint oil and vitamin E, the balm contains pure lanolin which moisturizes with a molecular structure that closely resembles and mimics your own skin’s oils making it perfect for anyplace you feel dry:
lips, skin patches, cuticles, elbows, and everything else - it has a super-dense formula that seals in moisture.

Along with mint, Lano also knew I wanted a balm with colour and indulged me with Lanolips Rose Gold 101 Ointment - as long as Lano realizes that I still have one wish left...

Available exclusively at Sephora and

- Lisamarie -

May 11, 2020

Needful Things - Rodial Soft Focus Glow Drops

I've pretty much given up on foundation these days but the video meetings just keep on coming - so I've learned to cheat great looking skin with:

Rodial Soft Focus Glow Drops Illuminating Ultimate Glow Primer - 31ml - $58 - illuminates the complexion for a ‘lit from within’ glow formulated with actives to brighten the complexion, delivering a soft glow to instantly boost luminosity and radiance.

The smoothing formula creates the perfect illuminating base for makeup application while antioxidant ingredients deliver further skincare benefits by promoting healthy looking skin and the rosy formula instantly provides a soft focus effect to perfect the look of the skin.

Shake well and pat two drops into a clean, dry face. Use before makeup as the ultimate illuminating primer or use on its own for a dewy complexion.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

May 6, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Uriage Bariederm Cica-Oil Massage Oil for Stretch Marks and Scars!

Uriage Bariederm Cica-Oil - 105ml - $22.95 - a light, non-greasy oil that corrects and prevents stretch marks and scars with $99.9% natural origin ingredients including:
tamanu oil - rich in polyphenols and fatty acids to soothe, restore and promote skin repair;
plant squalane - rich in film-forming lipids to restore the skin's lipid barrier and prevent dehydration;
organic jojoba oil - rich in fatty acid and vitamin E to protect, nourish and soothe the skin;
organic avocado oil - rich in fatty acids and vitamins C and E to soften and soothe the skin while maintaining the hydrolipidic film;
sunflower oil - naturally rich in omega-6 and vitamin E to intensively nourish the skin and preserve hydration; and
GF repair patent - restores and promotes regeneration while improving the look of scars.

Perfect for use during pregnancy and weight fluctuations - just apply twice a day on stretch marks by massaging circularly or pinching the stretch mark until penetration. And for scars and recent brands - best rule of thumb is if the scar is still red it will work, if the scar is already white, it's too late - and don't apply on broken skin.

Available at drugstores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

May 4, 2020

Get moisture that's the bomb... Belif Aqua Bomb that is!

A change in seasons means all kinds of new and wonderful skincare problems: dryness, pores, dullness and uneven texture to name just a few - wouldn't it be nice if there was an easy way to deal with them?

But wait, there is:

Belif Aqua Bomb Hydrating Toner - 200ml - $37 - a lightweight, water based toner that provides a refreshing splash of hydration to help nurture skin for a healthy-looking glow.

The hydrating formula includes:
honeysuckle - to soothe and calm the skin;
baobab - locks in moisture and prevents water loss; and
sodium hyaluronate - helps keep skin hydrated.

 and dries to a satisfying satin finish for a smoother, softer and healthier-looking complexion.

If your skin is oily you might find  the toner adds enough moisture on it's own - other skin types will probably want another layer so the toner pairs well with - for combination skin: The True Cream Aqua Bomb - 50ml - $50 - a weightless gel-cream that cools and refreshes skin while providing an explosion of intense hydration; or for dry skin: The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb - 50ml - $50 - a cushiony cream that provides dull, flaky skin with an explosion of comforting moisture, leaving it feeling supple, smooth, and deeply nourished. I also noticed a discovery kit with a bunch of travel sized products for $30 if you want to try them out first without committing to full sizes!

Available at Sephora stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -