December 15, 2023

Fragrant Friday - Carolina Herrera Good Girl Dazzling Garden Holiday Collector

Carolina Herrera introduces the Holiday collector's edition bottle that is sure to be on every fragrance lover's wish list...
Good Girl Dazzling Garden - 80ml EDT - $178 - the stiletto shaped bottle is shimmering in metallic deep purple and accessorized with a festive glistening gold flower. With the same sweet but sensual scent that blends the aromas of jasmine, cocoa, tonka bean, almond and coffee to create a feminine yet mysterious bouquet. It's what holiday dreams are made of!

Available while they last at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart and Jean Coutu stores across Canada.

- Lisamarie -

December 8, 2023

Fragrant Friday - Nina Ricci Nina Le Parfum

There is a new intensity of Nina in the Nina Ricci range:
Nina Le Parfum - 50ml EDP - $112, 80ml EDP - $132 - a fruity woody floral fragrance with crisp top notes of red apple, apple, green Apple and Italian lemon; white flower heart notes of orange blossom, tuberose and gardenia; and warm base notes of vanilla and amber wood.
The first time I ever smelled the original Nina was years ago in the duty free at the airport - we were going on a cruise and I realized that I had forgotten to bring any perfume with me which of course would not do - it was love at first sniff for me and Nina! What I didn't know was that the signature component of the original Nina fragrance is recycled Italian lemon. The fruits discarded from the food industry due to their size or appearance are repurposed instead of being destroyed, serving as raw fragrance materials. Every part of the lemon, from the flesh to the peel, is utilized, achieving an extra tangy, citrus scent - no wonder I like it so much!
Nina Le Parfum still has the original lemon but the addition of apples gives it some tanginess, while the vanilla and amber wood give it some sweetness and warmth - all of which I like! Crafted of 91% naturally derived, vegan ingredients and in the classic apple shaped bottle which is 20% recycled glass - there is lots to feel good about with this fragrance!
Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart, Hudson's Fay, Jean Coutu, Familiprix, Uniprix and Brunet stores across Canada.
- Lisamarie -

December 6, 2023

Great Gifting - Skincare Sets from Ole Henriksen, Nudestix and Trinny London!

If you are looking to try out new skincare or get travel sizes of your favourites, this is the best time of the year to do it - everyone has a gift set of some kind! They probably also make great gifts (if you like that kind of thing) so be sure to gift someone (like yourself) with one of these:
Ole Henriksen Radiance Retreat Skincare Favorites Set - $86 - has everything you need for a winter spa-cation:  Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum - 15ml - brightens and visibly evens skin; Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturize - 50ml - to hydrate and strengthen skin; and Banana Bright+ Eye Crème - 15ml -  to reduce the look of dark circles and crow’s feet - all vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free - and come inside this adorable house packaging! 
Available at Sephora stores across Canada and online at
Nudestix Nudeskin 3-Step Citrus Renew Set - $39 - a collection of travel-size essentials for everything you need to get glowing skin on the go: Gentle Hydra-Gel Cleanser 3-in-1: Skin Cleanser + Skin Softener + Skin Brightener; Lemon-Aid Detox & Glow Micro-Peel 3-in-1: Deep Pore Cleanser + Cell Renewal Exfoliant + Skin Brightening Glow; and Citrus C Mask & Daily Moisturizer 3-in-1; Day & Night Moisturizer + Makeup Primer + Sleeping Mask - packed inside a clear carrying case - to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the skin with simple, multi-tasking, vegan powered, cruelty-free skincare for a boost of fresh beauty that is free from sulfates, phthalates, gluten, parabens, synthetic fragrances and alcohol and is great for all skin types including sensitive skin.
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and online at
Trinny London Superheros Serum Set - $128 - features starter sizes of: Plump Up Peptide+ HA Serum - 10ml - an advanced peptide and hyaluronic acid serum that is clinically proven to visibly firm and lift for plump, hydrated, bouncy skin; Boost Up 30% Vitamin C Serum - 9.5ml - a glow-giving Vitamin C serum that is clinically proven to dial up brightness and boost radiance while evening skin tone; and Overnight Sensation Retinal+ Serum - 9.5ml- a high-dose retinol night serum that firms, tones and visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles to bring energy and life back to skin that’s lost its oomph - all  inside an exclusive Mini Chepstow bag.

Available online at

- Lisamarie -