Posts Tagged ‘hydrate’

  1. October 2, 2013 by Beauty Booty 411


    Electrify Your Pout with Maybelline Baby Lips ELECTRO!

    I’m obsessed with hydrating my lips, especially with the winter approaching. Not only are dry lips ridiculously uncomfortable, but nothing is more disturbing/gross than staring at someone’s fuchsia dried up lips. Yuck. Coloured lip balms are my new go-tos and Maybelline Baby Lips recently released some amazing new colours! Read on to find out why these Electro balms are a must.


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  2. April 10, 2013 by Beauty Booty 411


    Winter Skin Care in Summer? Trust Me, You Need Eucerin!

    While this product was originally marketed to me as a winter skin care item (and it totally is), I have found the perfect summertime use for it. That is, until my husband stole my bottle and decided to make it his own. Read on to find out why intense hydration is going to be your best friend this summer!


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  3. August 12, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    My New BFF: Sephora Instant Moisture Mask

    I am just loving the new goodies the Sephora Collection is coming out with (not that I really needed any more excuses to head over there!). I received this milkshake-type container a few weeks back and wasn’t quite sure what the point was until I tried it out myself. Read on to see more pictures of the Instant Moisture Mask ($18) in action.

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  4. March 2, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    If These Lips Could Talk…Oh Wait, They Can! And They Want Bourjois Paris Sweet Kiss Lipstick

    I’ve attended loads of beauty events, but I can honestly say the last Bourjois Paris Spring 2011 event I attended a few months back was one of the most memorable. To show me the beauty of lipstick, Bourjois Paris introduced me to Jilly Eddy, the very first lip print interpretation expert I’ve ever met.

    I applied Sweet Kiss Lipstick ($18) and kissed a sheet of paper twice. The imprints of my lips were stared at by Jilly for a few minutes and she then began to tell me some things about myself. The way I pursed my lips to kiss the sheet told Jilly that I am a creative being, I have an old soul and I’m very nice unless you ruffle my feathers. My bad side is pretty ugly. I hate to admit it, but all true!

    #57  – Fuchsia Class

    It was a great experience and I realized the lips reveal a lot more about our personalities than we think. The truth is, everything we do reflects who we are we just aren’t conscious of it. But listening to someone tell you about yourself was amazing. And it reminded me that I definitely want my lips looking their best…just in case anyone is trying to read me!

    Sweet Kiss is a collection of ultra-hydrating, nourishing lip colours. It glides smoothly on the lips and is available in 14 shades. I am totally addicted to them. The colours range from nudes to berries and pinks. Pictured above is my fave hot pink lipstick. Here are a couple more I love.

    #41 – Beige Elegant (My current go-to colour)

    #45 – Orange Apprêté

    You can find the Sweet Kiss collection along with Bourjois Paris‘ other goodies at Pharmaprix/Shopper’s Drug Mart and select Murale stores.

    Want to know more about lipsology? (I know, it’s so cool.) Check out Jilly Eddy’s website — and keep your pout looking great!

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  5. January 10, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    Protect Your Hair From Dehydration and Frizz this Winter

    Suffering from dry and/or frizzy hair this winter? You’re not the only one. Winter is definitely the toughest season on your locks. The extreme temperatures and windy conditions ravage hair and leave it feeling dryer and more coarse than any other time of the year. When hair lacks moisture, it not only feels rough, but it also breaks more easily and creates split ends and that annoying frizz we all loathe.

    Live Clean, known for their natural plant-based products, has just come out with two new products that are sure to put an end to winter’s most common hair problems. Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Leave-in Conditioner Spray and Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Conditioning Mask ($6.99 each) are your soon-to-be new BFFs. As the name would suggest, these products are infused with argan oil which is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamin E.

    Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Leave-in Conditioner Spray (pictured above) is a product I’d recommend for all hair types. Spray more if you have thicker and drier hair and go for a little less if you have fine, flat hair. The product, which smells fabulous, is sure to nourish your weakened hair and repair the damage the terrible winter has caused. This product can be used on wet hair every day (although I recommend only washing your hair 3 to 4 times per week at most).

    The Live Clean Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Conditioning Mask is better suited to those with very damaged or extremely dry and porous hair. A mask should be used once or twice per week and its goal is to repair and regenerate damaged hair. The rich and hydrating argan oil component will leave your locks looking and feeling softer, smoother and healthier in no time.

    For retail info, visit Live Clean’s website.


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  6. January 3, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    Kick Off 2011 With Yves Rocher

    Welcome back everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break. I know I did. In fact, I’m having a little trouble adjusting to working again. I took the holiday break to sort through all the beauty booty I have around here and started picking my favourites for 2011. Today, I figured I’d start with skin care since we’re stuck in the dead of winter right now. If the cooler weather is giving you the blues, hang in there because I have loads of spring products to show you soon enough. The new looks for spring are so awesome, you’ll feel like the season is right around the corner.

    If your new year’s resolution is to look fabulous and take care of your skin this year, today’s blog is about to simplify your life. My two obsessions are lips and hands; the first two spots that show signs of aging. In winter, the dry, cool air can make these sensitive areas even drier and more irritating. So Yves Rocher is launching some fab new products this month to prevent premature aging.

    I’ll start with the Culture Bio Repair Lip Balm ($6) because I’m absolutely obsessed with it. I apply it a million times a day, especially right before bed. This buttery soft lip balm really repairs dry and damaged lips, keeping them looking and feeling soft and smooth. Made with five nourishing botanicals (almond, cocoa, sesame, chestnut and hazelnut), this lip balm is the perfect solution to dry lips. Plus, keeping your lips hydrated at all times means no premature wrinkles. Wrinkles are bad enough…we don’t need them a day too soon!

    For your hands, which suffer the most during the winter season, I have to recommend Riche Crème Anti-Wrinkle Nourishing Hand Cream ($17). I gave this product to my mother to try out and she swears it makes her hands look smoother and conceals some fine lines and wrinkles. It’s not a miracle cure, but it certainly keeps hands hydrated and looking fresher and younger. It’s a rich cream so you have to give it a few minutes to absorb, but once your skin soaks it up, your hands are anything but greasy. Both of these fab products are available in Yves Rocher stores and online starting this month.

    I suggest keeping nourishing products like these with you at all times in winter because nothing is more irritating than dry, cracked skin. What are some of your winter handbag essentials?

    Survive Winter With Bath & Body Works
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  7. October 15, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    Celebrity Favourite: Dermaglow 3-in-1 Moisturizer

    These days, multitasking seems to be the way of the world so why not invest in products that are just as versatile as we are? Dermaglow, a Canadian brand, recently released the first and only moisturizer on the market that aims to hydrate, protect against premature aging and act as a foundation.

    Dermaglow is a top quality brand favoured by celebs like Kate Winslet. Since she has absolutely flawless-looking skin, it’s safe to say Dermaglow is a trustworthy source for quality skin care products. The Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturizer ($40) is a real time-saver thanks to its triple action formula.

    First and foremost, the product acts as a daily moisturizer. I used it a few times last week and I found my skin to be moist yet not greasy all day long. I was very surprised by the colour-match properties of the tinted moisturizer part of it, too. The cream comes out in a basic nude shades and literally transforms to match any skin colour. You can actually watch and see as the cream blends into your skin tone. Although it only provides light coverage, it’s great for evening skin tone and giving your skin a natural look.

    The third element of this moisturizer is its anti-aging properties. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and stimulates the production of collagen to give skin more elasticity. I would recommend this cream more for women who are over 35 but it serves as a great tinted moisturizer for any age.

    For more information on Dermaglow products on retail information, click here to visit their website.

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  8. August 30, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    WIN Lise Watier’s HydraSmart Fall Skin Care Collection

    One of the biggest drawbacks to winter (aside from the bitter cold, heaps of snow and potential for frostbite) is the damage it causes to your skin. The harsh cold air brushing against your face is not only super uncomfortable but it dries your skin out which makes it age quicker while making it look and feel irritated.

    Your number one defence? An intensely hydrating moisturizer that can withstand the bitter cold and all of it’s harmful effects on the skin. Lise Watier has just released a new skin care line called HydraSmart, which consists of one face wash and one daily moisturizer for dry skin or one face wash and one daily moisturizer for normal to combination skin.

    I have been using the moisturizer for dry skin myself and it feels absolutely amazing. It keeps my skin hydrated and smooth all day without feeling greasy and judging by the texture, I have no worries it will protect my face all winter, too. I also have the face wash and the great thing about it is that it preserves moisture in the skin even while you cleanse it so your face doesn’t have to start the day off feeling dry and flaky.

    And because I love spoiling my Beauty Booty readers, Lise Watier and I are giving you the chance to win your very own HydraSmart set! The winner will also get the chance to specify her skin type (dry or normal/combination) so she can walk away with a package of products tailored to her specifically.

    - Click here or send an email to
    - Please provide your full name in order for your entry to be valid
    - Include “Love Lise Watier” as the email subject line
    - You can also be automatically entered by posting a comment about the products on the Facebook fan page
    - Must be a Canadian resident to enter
    - Contest officially ends September 10, 2010 at noon EST
    - The winner will be selected in a random draw and notified individually
    - Winner’s name will be featured on the blog Contests page, Facebook fan page and Twitter page
    - Please confirm receipt of winning status within 72 hours
    - Please allow 4 to 6 weeks to receive your prize
    Good luck beauties!

  9. June 10, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    New Advanced Night Repair Eye from Estée Lauder

    If you’re a victim of dark under-eye circles, puffiness or fine lines, you’re going to be very excited to hear about Estée Lauder’s new product launch this month. The new Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex is a cream made with the same reparative properties as Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex but is designated specifically for the eye area.

    This new eye cream targets fine lines and wrinkles around the eye contour area, puffiness, dark circles, dryness and uneven skin tone. This is the first eye cream that’s been known to target all those elements at once, to my knowledge. Personally, I don’t think anyone should go without eye cream (men or women!). The eye area is very delicate so the signs of aging are more visible there than anywhere else. You want to make sure you care for your eye contour properly to prevent premature aging.

    It’s so easy to treat puffiness around the eyes with a good cream and using one day and night could make such a difference in your general appearance. You don’t have to be a makeup aficionado with blush and bronzer all over your face to care about your appearance. Everyone wants to look refreshed, rejuvenated and maybe even a little younger. I can’t imagine there are too many people out there who want to walk around looking sleepy. Besides, applying this eye contour cream requires minimal effort so even those who dread a beauty routine can manage this one.

    If you work and have a busy daily schedule, don’t go to sleep another night without applying an eye contour cream. I have very dark circles and luckily, no one knows that but me…and I guess now you, actually. But the point is, the right eye contour cream can be a life saver.

    I’m super impressed with Estée Lauder’s new Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex simply because it covers all the bases. It even repairs damage caused by the environment everyday. So while you sleep, the cream will work at undoing the day’s damage. Plus, the brand is known for superior quality products. If you want, yiou can pick yours up at any Estée Lauder counter in Canada or online for $62. It’s ideal for all skin types and is non-acnegenic.

    I’m curious to know. How many of you use eye contour cream everyday already? Come on, don’t be shy. But be ashamed if you don’t! (Kidding!)

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  10. May 28, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    Burt’s Bees new lip balm with acai berry

    Keeping your lips hydrated in winter is super important and we hear about it all season long, but when summer rolls around, we tend to abandon the lip moisture routine. True, in summer our lips are much less dry but they still need to be moisturized.

    I’ve been a fan of Burt’s Bees natural lip balms for a few years now but the newest addition to the line is a lip balm with Acai Berry, which is rich in antioxidants. This hydrating and revitalizing lip balm is light and non-greasy. It’s also made with castor seed oil which is rich in fatty acids so it attracts and preserves moisture in the skin. Plus, it smells absolutely amazing.

    I put it on every night before bed to keep my lips hydrated over night and I always apply it before lipstick to keep my lips moist and healthy-looking. The first signs of aging appear on the lips and hands so it’s important to keep them hydrated with free radical fighting antioxidants and vitamins, all of which can be found in this balm.

    The Acai Berry lip balm retails for $4.49 at select pharmacies. (Check out for more purchasing info.) You can also opt for the new Mango Butter lip balm, which smells fabulous, too.

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