June 29, 2020

Needful Things - Cocokind Oil To Milk Cleanser

Every summer the hunt for a new cleanser ensues - not just for one that will get rid of heat induced dirt and sweat, but also remove sunscreen without leaving skin feeling stripped and tight - to the rescue this year is:  

Cocokind Oil To Milk Cleanser - 86ml - $24.99 - a gentle oil cleanser that transforms into milk upon contact with water, allowing for an easy rinse off and leaving skin soft, replenished, and clean.

The clean, non-toxic formula is centered around prebiotic fermented oat with vegan, gluten-free, and organic ingredients. Not only does it take off make-up but also helps to create a healthy environment for microbiome to thrive, where healthy bacteria can obtain energy and nutrients to live and reproduce - as a result, skin is better able to defend us from external pathogens, inflammation or irritation and environmental stressors.

Even the packaging is healthy - the tube is make out of sugarcane materials and is plastic-free!

For using, water is the key: Use on dry skin for a more traditional cleansing oil and add water later to create a milky wash or apply with damp hands for a quicker milky wash and faster clean-up! Either way skin will be left feeling totally clean and soft.

My only complaint is the size - while it is nice that you can easily throw it in your bag to travel with, used every day I will go through it in no time - hopefully they will be introducing a larger, at home, dirty face size! (hint hint)

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

- Lisamarie -

June 24, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Bubble T Bath & Body Lemongrass & Green Tea Stimulating Hand Cream!

Bubble T Bath & Body Lemongrass & Green Tea Stimulating Hand Cream - 100ml - $5.99 - Nourish your hands with all the antioxidant goodness you can imagine. Containing goji berry extracts, bergamot oil and shea butter to soothe and moisturize - it also smells delicious with a tropical scent that includes zingy lemongrass blended with antioxidant rich green tea, sweet pineapple and gooseberry - in a cruelty, paraben and SLS free formula.

Inspired by the bubble tea phenomenon and the benefits of using tea-based properties in bath and beauty -

And if you love the scent there is an entire bath and body range that includes shower gel, body lotion, bath infusion tea bags, bath bombs, bath pearls and bath salts. The range also comes in a couple of other scents: Moroccan Mint Tea and Hibiscus & Acai Berry Tea.

Available online at  https://www.farleyco.ca/Bubble-T-Bath-and-Body/Products.html

- Lisamarie -

June 22, 2020

(Even) more proof that the world has gone crazy - CHROM Toothpolish!

Have you been sitting around lately  wondering what is missing from your life? Obviously it's the ability to match your teeth to your makeup!

Developed by (drug addled) dentists, CHROM Toothpolish is the only fashion tooth polish on the market (really?!) that lets you match your smile to your makeup for the day. A patented polish that comes in a variety of shades and styles to paint one, two or all of your teeth at a time and promises semi-permanent style for up to 24 hours of wear - or can be chipped off in a matter of seconds if/when you come to your senses.

Pastels, metallics, glitters, you name it - your teeth can have it - but it still begs the question why? - why did or would anyone think this was a good idea? And at $18 a bottle this isn't cheap weirdness...

Strangest of all as got to be Blacklight Blue - it goes on clear and glows in the dark - perfect for your next rave or rooms lacking a nightlight.

If you feel you need it go ahead, I don't judge (that's a lie, I totally judge) - it's non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free, safe to use on teeth and dental work, so it's not going to kill you, but no guarantee you won't be mocked... available online at toothpolish.com.

- Lisamarie -

June 17, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb Aloe Vera!

It seems entirely possible that I might be part vampire - as soon as the hot weather arrives, the least amount of sun makes my skin react and feel overly heated  and all hot and prickly even when back inside. This time of year, I always switch my moisturizer to something more gel like and this year, as an added bonus, I've found a gel-cream that also has soothing properties built right in:

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb Aloe Vera - 50ml - $50 - a cooling, lightweight gel-cream with a natural refreshing citrus scent that soothes irritated skin and delivers instant hydration for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

Chock full of organic ingredients including: aloe vera that is hand-picked and sustainably farmed in Guastatova - to soothe; lady's mantle - for its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties; and napiers aqua formula - a blend of apothecary herbs including chickweed and plantain that boosts hydration - to provide an explosion of cooling, soothing hydration for a fresh, vibrant-looking complexion.

Even better is what it doesn't contain: free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.

This limited edition reformulation is available at Sephora stores across Canada and sephora.ca.

- Lisamarie -

June 15, 2020

Needful Things - 7th Heaven Gold Easy Peel-Off Mask

Say good-bye to excess oil and grime and hello to cleansed, purified skin with a mask that feels rich but won't break the bank:

7th Heaven Gold Easy Peel-Off Mask - 10ml - $2.99 - detox and brighten to reveal skin's radiance with this metallic gold, easy peel-off mask that minimizes the appearance of pores, as well as tones and rejuvenates the complexion with a formula of moisturizing jojoba oil, detoxifying malachite, vitamin rich mango and soothing jasmine.

Peel off masks are my favourite and this one has the added bonus of making you look like a Goldfinger Bond girl (without being dead and stuff) and thus terrifying to the cats! Just apply a thick layer on to clean and dry skin, leave until dry and peel it off - fun!

Available at select Lawtons Drugs , Walmart, London Drugs, Pharmasave, Brunet, Familiprix, Jean Coutu, Proxim, Uniprix, Value Drug and Overwaitea stores across Canada and online at shophali.com - and as a special bonus, you can get 15% off your order of anything and everything until the end of June with this code - BEAUTYCRAZEDHALI15 - so go nuts!

- Lisamarie -

June 10, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Indeed Labs Hydraluron + Moisture Mist!

We are spending so much more time in front of screens these days with our skin being impacted from blue light in negative ways - which means we need something to shield it!

Indeed Labs Hydraluron + Moisture Mist - 75ml - $24.99 - a face mist that provides lasting moisture to the skin while helping to defend against blue light and environmental stressors.

It features two key ingredients including: soliberine - reduces skin oxidation and inflammation by targeting the different harmful effects of UV-rays, blue light and IR wavelengths; and sodium hyaluronate (a low molecular weight hyaluronic acid) - increases moisture and enhances elasticity - which work to penetrate beneath the skin’s surface to provide lasting moisture and plumpness to the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps to restore skin’s protective barrier, brighten skin, and defend against outdoor pollution and blue light from computer screens, smartphones, and other digital devices that emit significant amounts of HEV light.

Apply in the morning before moisturizer and/or serum and  throughout the day over a bare face or makeup as an instant pick-me-up to refresh and hydrate stressed and tired-looking skin.

Best of all, there is nothing in it that's bad for your face, it's free of fragrances, colourants, parabens, drying alcohols, mineral oil, phthalates, sulfates and silicones!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at indeedlabs.com.

- Lisamarie -

June 8, 2020

Fight aging of all kinds with Filorga Global-Repair!

Looking for a line that does it all? Then look no further than Filorga Global-Repair!

With a concentrated formula that works on dehydration, deep wrinkles, lack of firmness, sagging contours, hollow features, dark spots and tired looking complexion with intensive repairing factors to act intensely on all the major signs of aging boosting a combo of revitalizing nutrition with 3 super nutrients - ceramides, omegas and vitamins to restore vitality and suppleness; plus multi-intensive anti-aging correction - 50 meso-ingredients (NCEF) and 4 cellular boosters that act on radiance, wrinkles, firmness, dark spots and facial volumes.

Skin is left smoother, more luminous, firmer, resulpted, plumper and radiant.

There are two products available in the line that can be used day and night: Global-Repair Intensive Nutri-Restorative Multi-Revitalising Serum - 30ml - $145 and Global-Repair Nuti-Restorative Multi-Revitalsing Cream - 50ml - $145

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

- Lisamarie -

June 3, 2020

This week I'm obsessed with... Glossier Hand Cream!

Constant hand washing means we are all thinking about hand cream a little more - but luckily so is Glossier who recently added one to their lineup (with the first 10,000 units having been donated to hospital and healthcare workers in the US):

Glossier Hand Cream - 50ml - $22 - offers fresh scented, supercharged moisture in a palm-sized pod with sleek curves, a  360º squeeze and a precise nozzle that dispenses the perfect amount of product - topped off with an attached, flip-top lid for easy, one-handed application.

With a nutrient rich formula that includes:
glycofilm pollustop - helps form a film against skin-stressors;
fermented coconut fruit extract - optimized with nutrients for thirsty skin, fermented for better absorption;
meadowfoam seed oil and coconut fruit extract - rich in fatty acids to help lock in moisture; and
a botanical blend of antioxidant-rich extracts of rosemary leaf, echinacea, sunflower and rice bran to soothe and soften - it soaks in immediately, leaving behind soft smooth hands and nothing else.

As an added bonus, the soft-touch body is recyclable—when you’re finished, just pop the top off, rinse it out and recycle!

Available now at glossier.com.

- Lisamarie -

June 1, 2020

Stop that summer shine with Garnier SkinActive Mattifying Cleanser and Toner!

Garnier SkinActive Mattifying Cleanser - 200ml - $10.99 - deeply cleanses and mattifies skin with a 96% naturally derived formula including green tea extract while reducing the appearance of pores and rinses clean without any pore-clogging residue. And for complete mattifying, follow it with:

Garnier SkinActive Mattifying Toner - 200ml - $10.99 - removes the last traces of makeup, pollutants and dirt to tone for perfectly purified skin

Both products feature a 100% vegan formula with no nasties: no parabens, no silicones and no dyes - making them suitable even for sensitive skin.

Available at drug and mass retailers across Canada.

- Lisamarie -