Lift Off Tired With #Illumalift #Makeup #ad

A couple of weeks ago, I received a sample of a brand I had never heard of before.  In reality I received two items: the Illumalift Brightening Cream, and the Cream Foundation.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

IMG_0968My 19 year old daughter applied it, on me as the model, to test it.  It’s only fitting that we get her views.”I really enjoyed these products it is very creamy and easy to work with. Not only does it brighten your skin, it treats your skin, it helps with your dark circles and fine lines. It’s very easy to apply and blend. The finish is very natural and lasts all day long. It is anti-aging!  It has matrixyl 3000, which helps the skin look younger.   Studies show that the skin looks 2 years younger with just one month of use! It is a fairly well priced product; it’s a bit more expensive than a drugstore product but cheaper in comparison to the “higher end” products.IMG_0966The Illumalift Cream Foundation is full coverage.  Again, it is very creamy and easy to blend. The colour we received is a bit dark for our olive-toned skin right now, but it will be the perfect colour for our tanned skin in the summer.  I love the finish it renders; it’s very dewy, making the skin feel young and alive.IMG_0967My mom has some dark circles under her eyes from ongoing lack of sleep, due to insomnia.  The Illumalift Brightening Cream really hides the dark circles, and creates that really awake eye look.  It helps with my mom’s fine lines and instantly brightens under her eye area.

The only thing that I’m not a huge fan of is the pot itself.  I would probably because I am used to a different brand.  It was odd having a different packaging in my hand, especially when it is so much smaller than what I’m used to.  I’d say that overall, I’m a fan of these products and I’d rate them 3 out of 5 stars.

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Did you know  Illumalift is vegan and formulated without animal derived ingredients. It is a versatile product for busy moms who are on the run that need a quick and easy makeup routine.

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New @MarcelleCosmetics @MarcelleTweets Must Have #Beauty Treats

One of the highlights of going back to school as a kid or teenager often was the joy of having fresh pencils; pens that came in a multitude of shades; binders that declined in several hues and brand new brightly coloured highlighters. Marcelle wants your inner child to rekindle with the joy that back-to-school season brings new colours into your make-up palette! Celebrate colours with the launch of the NEW Marcelle Eye Shadow Trio+ and the introduction of 6 NEW Eye Shadow Duos.

Marcelle also introduces the NEW Gentle Remover for Sensitive Eyes. Yes, the one and only; the beloved dual-phase eye make-up remover by Marcelle has been revamped and now bears the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Skin Health Program seal of recognition. The Marcelle Soothing Cleansing Water also underwent a name and size change to become the Marcelle 3-in-1 Micellar Solution. Because bigger for less is better!

NEW EYE SHADOWS! – More is more!
Eye Shadow Trio+
Marcelle introduces 6 new eye shadow palettes called Eye Shadow Trio+. Greens, pinks, blues, golds, beiges and chocolates; the new faux trio turned quad give you intense sparkle and velvety colours. Each compact offers a different combination and one ultra-glittery accent shade.

Eye Shadow Duo
The silky powders are now offered in duo combinations! Blend them effortlessly and enjoy long-lasting hours of excellent colour pay off.
$15.95 each

Every woman is sure to find her new favorite compact to add new long-lasting hues to her back-to-school season!

Eye Shadow Trio+ / Eye Shadow Duo

Marcelle Eye Shadow Key Features
-Hypo-allergenic -Perfume free -Paraben free
-Oil free -Ophthalmologist tested

Silky, sparkly, and long-lasting … What more could you want?! The shadow doesn’t crease easily as it is long-lasting.


Gentle Make-Up Remover for Sensitive Eyes
Marcelle’s famous dual phase eye make-up remover has been improved for better performance and improved comfort. In addition, the new and improved formula is recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association as part of the Skin Health Program (fragrance free, non comedogenic, tested under dermatological for hypoallergenicity, low potential for irritation, devoid of the most common contact allergens).

-Instantly removes waterproof make-up and long-wearing formulas
-Soothes the eye contour with cucumber extract
-NEW: Better performing formula offers more comfort – leaves no oily residue!
-NEW: Mess-free and drip-free spout

3-in-1 Micellar Solution
The Marcelle Soothing Cleansing Water evolves into a plus size and offers more mL for less $! The formula remains the same gentle facial cleanser and make-up remover, thanks to its super effective micellar technology. The no-rinse solution micro-emulsifies impurities without irritating the most intolerant skin. Moreover, the Marcelle 3-in-1 Micellar Solution is now offered in a practical dispensing well pump!

Gentle Make-Up Remover for Sensitive Eyes and 3-in-1 Micellar Solution
-Recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association as part of the Skin Health Program
-Tested under dermatological control
-Tested under ophthalmological control
-Non comedogenic
-Hypo-allergenic and perfume free
-Devoid of: gluten, parabens, sulfate, oil and soap

This make-up remover is mess-free and simple to use. I love how you are in control over how much to pump out. It isn’t drying and is a very effective cleanser … It doesn’t even make your eyes burn!

Suggested retail prices:
-NEW Marcelle Eye Shadow Trio+ $15.95
-NEW Marcelle Eye Shadow Duo $15.95
-NEW Marcelle Gentle Make-Up Remover for Sensitive Eyes $14.95 5 FL OZ 150 mL
-Marcelle 3-in-1 Micellar Solution $19.95 10 FL OZ 300 mL

Marcelle welcomes to its skincare lineup the first skin perfecting daily corrector: Marcelle Ideal Skin Perfector. The Ideal Skin Perfector is to skincare what BB Cream is to makeup: It perfects and corrects the appearance of uneven skin tone, darks spots, pores and fine lines. The Ideal Skin Perfector will treat with active skincare ingredients to reveal even and luminous skin without one touch of make-up! In addition, the Marcelle Ideal Skin Perfector has been tested on women of various ages and ethnicities and is recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association as part of their Skin Health Program.

-Instantly gives the skin a radiant glow[1]
-2 weeks: 89% of women saw an improvement in the texture of their skin, and 78% noticed a more even skin tone1
-1 month: dark spots look significantly reduced[2] and pores appear tighter and less visible1

As the first step in a skincare routine, the Ideal Skin Perfector is applied morning and/or night prior to the Marcelle moisturizer of choice.

-Instantly reveals a more radiant glow -Visibly reduces the look of dark spots
-Evens out the complexion -Visibly reduces the look of acne marks
-Brightens and brings luminosity to the skin -Visibly reduces the look of skin discoloration
-Reduces the appearance of enlarged pores -Hydrates skin for a smoother look
-Tightens and refines the look of pores -Reduces the appearance of fine lines
-Softens the skin and visibly improves its texture

Key features
-Hypo-allergenic -Perfume free -Paraben free

-Dermatologist tested -Non comedogenic -Safe for sensitive-skin types
-Recognized Skin Health Program by the Canadian Dermatology Association

Key Ingredients
X-Pressin™: gently eliminates dead skin cells for Clairju (whitening agent): inhibits the synthesis
glowing, luminous skin. of melanin in the skin, preventing brown spots.

Yogurt DRF: oxygenates skin cells, reduces redness. Actiwhite™: inhibits the production of melanin.

Fucogel®: hydrates the skin for optimal health;
reduces inflammation and redness.

Complex HD Skin: smoothes the skin and Glycerin: proven moisturizer.
improves skin texture; pores appear refined Panthenol: regenerates skin hydration barrier.
and the appearance of fine lines is reduced. Aquaxyl: significantly improves epidermis hydration, immediate and long term; helps correct imperfections.

Effective results … Need I say more? Very luminous, hydrating cream that seems to nurse the skin back to good health.

Suggested retail price:
-NEW Marcelle Ideal Skin Perfector $24.95 1 FL OZ 30 mL

Available at, in pharmacies and mass retail stores September 2014 onward.

About Marcelle®
Marcelle®, hypo-allergenic and perfume-free products, is a registered trademark of Groupe Marcelle Inc., a Canadian manufacturer headquartered in Lachine (Quebec). Close to 200 people are employed in the research, development, production and marketing of its products. Marcelle® offers a complete line of skincare and colour cosmetic products.






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My 3 Minute Beauty Routine With @Olay and @Covergirl #PGMom

How do I look good in just a few moments?  It takes just 3 minutes (after my face is washed) for me to get ready to go!  I promise.  Pssst, you can do it too!


Step 1:  use my two essentials …

Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream – improving the appearance of pores and uneven skin tone for a flawless, airbrushed finish.

Eye Brightening CC Cream

This daily all-in-one treatment provides 7 beautiful benefits to colour and correct the skin around your eyes in one simple step.

Enjoy a more youthful appearance around your eyes effortlessly. Our new Eye Brightening CC Cream works to brighten the skin around your eyes while balancing skin tone for an even, radiant complexion.

Step 2: brush on mineral powder

Step 3: apply eye shadow – EYE ENHANCERS 3-KIT SHADOWS


…. and I’m good to go!  Didn’t I tell you it was easy?

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