November 23, 2022

This week I'm obsessed with... the Quo Beauty Holiday Collection!

The Quo Beauty holiday collection never disappoints and 2022 is no exception! From luxe sets and palettes to tiny treasures to stuff your stocking with, you can find it all!
My fave item this season is the All The Glam Brush Set - $26 - six travel sized brushes with glitzy handles and luxurious, easy to clean 100% synthetic fiber bristles that fit perfectly into the tin canister to provide a chic way to store and protect them at home or on the go - including: Powder Brush,  Foundation Brush, Crease Brush, All-Over Shadow Brush, Smudge Brush, Pointed Liner Brush and a Tin Canister.  

Others you need to check out include: Deluxe Lip Gloss Set - $20.00 - with 8 shades from peach to plum to make it easy to find the perfect lip gloss shade for your everyday wear or evenings out; Fresh Start Hydrogel Eye Patches - $12.00 - a pair of hydrogel eye patches that help keep the under-eye area bright and moisturized; and the always favourite Quo Beauty Cosmetic Crackers in Red or Gold -  $18.00 - a six-piece set of holiday crackers - crack one open for a glossy surprise!

Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -

November 11, 2022

Fragrant Friday - Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal Le Parfum

Jean Paul Gaultier has brought Scandal back and it's more intense than ever with...
Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal Le Parfum - 50ml - $122, 80ml - $158 - an amber floral fragrance with top notes of radiant jasmine and sparkling mandarin; a heart of indulgent salted caramel; and a sweet base of black vanilla.
The fragrance has a nice sweetness but has a little too much floral in it for my taste - but the bottle is unforgettable - shiny, lacquered red with silver accents including a pair of up-in-the-air legs - even the box is luxurious and different - all draped in vermilion velvet!

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

- Lisamarie -

November 2, 2022

This week I'm obsessed with... Stratia Interface Firming & Repairing Peptide Cream!

Stratia Interface Firming & Repairing Peptide Cream - 50ml - $25 - a quick absorbing, daily moisturizer enriched with barrier-strengthening peptides upregulate filaggrin, loricrin and keratin -  to keep skin strong and resilient while reducing transepidermal water loss; along with panthenol, rosehip seed oil, hyaluronic acid and squalane - to nourish, moisturize, and plump; while licorice root and allantoin gently brighten and even skin tone - combined in a luxurious formula that melts into your skin to help hydrate, firm and repair with each use for healthy, bouncy, rested skin.
What's interesting to me is that these aren't your  ordinary peptides, but actually encapsulated and lined with targeting peptides strategically engineered to release when and where they’re supposed to, to reduce wrinkles and stimulate the production of essential proteins for healthier skin from this inside out. Sounds like science fiction - but unlike time travel, I actually kind of understand it (and doesn't have the potential to wreck everything)! I also really like the weight of the formula, it soaks right in and my foundation goes easily over it without piling. If you like to layer it also works well with other products.  
Best of all, no weird smells, which at the end of the day is what really makes or breaks a product for me!
Formulated and bottled by hand in Los Angeles, it's vegan, cruelty-free and free of common irritants like fragrance, alcohol and essential oils.
- Lisamarie -