December 15, 2021

Test Driving - Beverly Hills MD Activated Retinol Night Treatment

There's something new in my medicine cabinet that is bringing a whole new meaning to beauty sleep:

Beverly Hills MD Activated Retinol Overnight Treatment - 30ml - $96 - works hard while you are getting your zzzz's by accelerating cell turnover so skin looks more even and feels smoother; helps reduce the appearance of sun damage and discolouration; corrects the appearance of deep wrinkles, while giving skin a tighter look; and infuses dull skin with revitalizing actives to help you wake up with a vibrant youthful glow.
Formulated with a high-potency blend of microencapsulated retinol - a revolutionary ultra-penetrative ingredient that targets signs of aging more effectively than ordinary retinol, yet is specially formulated to work without drying or irritating the skin’s surface; and skin-renewing peptides including: Ceramide NP - a powerful lipid blend that supports the skin’s protective barrier; Botanimoist AMS - a naturally-derived saccharide complex that’s shown to increase skin hydration by an astonishing 88%; and Avena Sativa Kernel Extract - helps soothe, nourish, and moisturize aging skin, for a visibly healthier, more youthful appearance. 
Of course seeing is believing so I have been putting it to the test for the past 30 days. Right away I was a fan of the texture. I tend to wear serums at night because I just don't like how creams feel - like my skin is being smothered. This however is a lovely gel - not the sticky kind either, but a soft, smooth gel with a nice light scent that sinks right into the skin. I started feeling the softness benefits right away - my skin was super smooth the very first morning! And I was a little concerned about the whole retinol thing as my sensitive skin has had some bad experiences with it in the past, but the encapsulation really does work to keep it from being irritating and doing the bad things that regular retinol can do. I can say with total certainty that after 30 days my skin looks, brighter, smoother and dare I say younger - I'm a fan! Just keep in mind that retinol does not react well with sunlight so only wear this at night and make sure you wear your sunscreen during the day!
- Lisamarie -

December 10, 2021

Fragrant Friday - Shoppers Drug Mart Fragrance Discovery Sets

Looking for the perfect gift for the fragrance lover in your life? Rather then trying to guess what scent they would want, let them choose the one they would love!

Women's Fragrance Discovery Collection for Her - $95 -  includes 12 vials from a variety of brands: Giorgio Armani Terra Di Gioia Eau de Parfum; Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum; Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum ; Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette; Lancome La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum; Lancome Idole Eau de Parfum; Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum; Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Eau de Toilette ; Burberry Her Eau de Parfum; Azzaro Wanted Girl by Night Eau de Parfum; Valentino Voce Viva Eau de Parfum; Carolina Herrera Good Girl Supreme Eau de Parfum  - try them all, decide which one you like the best and redeem the enclosed certificate for a full-size bottle.
Women's Fragrance Discovery Collection Luxe for Her - $115 - includes a collection of 7 miniature bottles from a variety of brands: Jimmy Choo, I Want Choo Eau de Parfum; Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau de Parfum; Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de Parfum; Giorgio Armani My Way Eau de Parfum; Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette; Chloe, Chloe Eau de Parfum; Oscar de la Renta Bella Blanca Eau de Parfum - try them all and then use the enclosed certificate to redeem for a full-size bottle of your favourite from this set.
And if your fragrance lover is a man - no worries, they have sets for him too!
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at
- Lisamarie -

December 1, 2021

Great Gifting - Fruits & Passion Cucina Hand Care Duos

Looking for a gift that would be great for pretty much anyone? We all have hands so anyone could appreciate and  use:
Fruits & Passion Cucina Hand Care Duo - $22 - includes 200ml Hand Soap with Olive Oil and 60ml Nourishing Hand Butter - the biodegradable hand soap gently cleanses hands and the nourishing hand butter, enriched with three olive tree extracts, moisturizes and protects them. In three scents:
Coriander & Olive Tree -  a delicate blend of coriander seeds and olive wood for a sophisticated fragrance that is both aromatic and slightly woody. 
Lime Zest & Cypress - tangy lime zest and woody cypress notes make for a dazzlingly fresh, sunny fragrance. 

Sea Salt & Amalfi Lemon - with gentle and tangy fragrance that combines the sparkling notes of Amalfi lemon with delicate sea salt.

Available at Fruits & Passions stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -