Browsing Posts from June 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Roll On Scensoir Parfums

Why give all the major fragrance brands your business? There are some nice indie ones out there and I guess it’s our job to turn you on to them, right? So here’s one line you may want to consider.

The SCENSOIR Parfum de Reves line is made up of three roll-on fragrances that contain high concentrations of naturally derived notes infused with jojoba base, and not just any jojoba, 100% Certified Organic jojoba. Let’s address the “organic” claim with these. They stamp an organic symbol on the back of each box for the following reasons: each follows an 80:80 principal – 80% of each fragrance is formulated with at least 80% naturally derived ingredients, and 80% of which must be organic. So 80:80. Pretty easy to understand. From what I can gather, the organic symbol used on the packaging is created by them and not part of a bigger organization but the above is pretty straight forward and they don’t make any wild claims they can’t back up so that’s good enough for me.

The brand hopes to bet to 90:90 and higher in time. With regard to the other 20% of the ingredients, none of them fall into the category of this body scrub I came across recently. See their site for the “no’s” as in dyes, mineral oils etc. Mineral oil can be found in perfumes? Eeeks!

Anyway, let’s get to the actual scents. ce, em and el were each created for nighttime wear hence the collection name Parfum de Reves, which means “perfume of dreams.” And interestingly enough, these can be layered, something of which I am still have not done with any line, even one like this where it is suggested.

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Scensoir ce: overall this is a citrus-floral
Top notes: lemon, orange & petitgrain

Middle notes: Egyptian chamomile and lavender
Base notes: sage, thyme and a sheer musk

Scensoir em: overall this Herbaceous-floral is “Delicate yet complex” hmmmm

Top notes: bergamot, grapefruit, mandarin, petitgrain and cedarlear

Middle notes: marjoram, clary sage, juniperberry and neroli

Bottom notes: ginger, black pepper, cedarwood and patchouli

 

 

Scensoir el: over all described as a clean woody-floriental

Top notes: chamomile and bergamot

Middle notes: jasmine, lavender, tuberose

Bottom notes: cedarwood, sanadalwood, vanilla and musk

 

Each roll on bottle can be purchased separately for $28/.33oz or in the Trio Set of perfume oil rollers for $69. I have gone back and forth as to which is my favorite but know that all of them seem to last on the skin for quite a long time, even in this hot sticky weather. Find them @ scensoir.com

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Summer Skin Soother

Kerstin_2It’s been 90+ degrees here all weekend so I’ve been walking around with KERSTIN FLORIAN’s Aromatherapy Neroli Water ($35/4oz @ kerstinflorian.com) tucked into my right hand all weekend. I love spritzing this on my face and arms and then standing in front of the fan. Instantly cooling! It’s made up of floral water and contains bitter orange that cools down, hydrates and freshens my skin up and the scents is so calming.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Honey, Honey Part II

HONEY facts:

  • In order to produce 1 pound of honey, 2 million flowers must be visited.
  • Honey is fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free.
  • Not only is it quite soothing on minor burns, but can help combat infection and minimize scarring.

So using HONEY in beauty products seems like a natural fit, right? Here are some we love that love us right back in Part II of our on-going feature on products that exploit HONEY.

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  1. TOCCA Body Wash in Cleopatra ($19/8oz @ tocca.com)
  2. AROMA M Geisha Blanche Eau de Parfum ($80/1.7oz @ luckyscent.com)
  3. JUNE JACOBS Pore Refining Oatmeal Scrub ($38/3.7oz @ junejacobs.com)
  4. THE BODY DELI Oatmeal and Honey Masque ($24/2oz @ thebodydeli.com)
  5. LUSH Bath Bomb in Honey Bee ($6.15/6.3oz @ lush.com)
Saturday, June 21, 2008

Feel Sensual With The Latest From Nars Cosmetics

NARS’ last couple of collections have been focused on bringing your sexy and sultry out side out and this new one continues the trend. Exotica Look Summer 2008 is eight edgy neutrals to help bring our your sensual side.

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Here are our picks: Portobello Duo Eyeshadow ($32), Galapagos Single Eyeshadow ($22), Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24), Supervixen Lip Gloss ($24), Mindgame Lipstick ($24) 
All @ narscosmetics.com

Friday, June 20, 2008

Weekend Reads From The Beauty Blogging Network

BbnbannerRaging Rouge kicks off the summer season with an introduction to the current sun protection debate: should you use physical or chemical sunscreen?

A Touch of Blusher loves YSL's fall 2008 makeup collection.

Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy is this week's lady in red! In this lovely makeup tutorial, she'll show you the best way to strut sexy red lips this summer!

Beauty Anonymous thinks Anna Sui Fall 2008 Makeup Collection is adorable!

Bionic Beauty shares her 7 tips for summer hair.

The Makeup Divasreviews and shares pics of Mac Tendertones in Hot 'N' Saucy and Honey Bare.

StyleBell reports from the floor of the 62nd Annual Tony Awards Official Presenter Gift Lounge. See what hair products Whoopi, Brooke Shields, and Mary Louise Parker chose!

The Muse reviews Bourjois Paris Hi-Tech Rouge before it even hits US shores!

Girl Gloss polls a few fellow beauty addicts and finds out Beauty Bloggers' Favorite Lip Products

Cybelesays suggests a new to the states nail polish line for Britney Spears. She needs to clean up her nails, dontcha think?

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Coming Our Way Preview *Bites*

Wwd_3Walgreens is lauching South Korean brand, The Face Shop, in their 6,500 stores in August. They will carry the brands ten face masks.

On Sunday, Prada will launch their new men's scent, Infusion d'Homme.

Emporio Armani is putting Diamonds for Men fragrance in the fall.

And two more fall (September specifically) fragrance releases for men: Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme and Tom Ford's White Patchouli

Two of the eight products in the new Tela Organic Beauty contain the USDA seal on them. This is a first for a hair line.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Surfin' You-Know-Where With Philosophy

Today is the first official day of summer and for me that means, my birthday. Growing up, it wasn't good to have it during this season because everyone seemed to be away on vacation. So get to thinking about who in your life has a birthday this summer. How about picking up this PHILOSOPHY Surfer Girl Set ($35 only @ sephora.com) for her? Inside are three products with tropical scents to surely delight her and each are a nice size (no small samples here) so the wallet is happy too.Philo

  • Exfoliating Shower Gel (4oz), Shimmer Lotion (4oz), Lip Shine (.5oz)

 

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Take Lisa Hoffman On Vacation

I don’t have another trip planned until next month when me and the SO are driving to upper (no one calls it upstate, like New York…hmmmm) California to visit some friends. One I will be packing is LISA HOFFMAN Spa Facial Packette ($35 @ lisahoffman.com).Lisahoffman2_2 For some reason I just don’t feel like I am using the real thing if a product comes in a small bottle or container. Maybe these small ampoules are ok with me because I’ve seen the overall cool zip bag they came in? Or because each says Lisa Hoffman and the product name right on each and it’s not a peel and stick label? I don’t know but I like them. Each is airtight so the formula is guaranteed fresh when you open it. I’m not really green but I’m not really about travel sizes anymore because of the waste they leave behind so I had to question that aspect. The packaging is made with recycled materials.

So what do you get? All 10 of their face products! Here’s what you get:

  • Anti-Aging Serum
  • Clay Mask
  • Exfoliating Cleanser
  • Eye Treatment
  • Hydrating Booster
  • Hydrating Mask
  • Lip Moisturizer
  • Lip Polisher
  • Moisture Seal Cream
  • Purifying Toner

Each is .06oz in size and there’s a detailed insert explaining each of the products so while you have your Hydrating Mask on you can peruse the info. Such a great way to try out the line without committing to a full size.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Quick Pick Eyes - Urban Decay

Udpencil_2I think every woman is a interested in a great beauty tip so you’ve probably heard about using a white pencil to make eyes look whiter and brighter. This 24/7 Glide-On Pencil ($16 @ sephora.com) from URBAN DECAY in Yeyo used in the corner of the eyes and under the eyebrows to brighten and create drama.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Getting Royal With Kings & Queens

Here’s a new line to Cybelesays and it wins a lot of points when it comes to the packaging. It’s no secret that we love containers, squeeze tubes, and the like when it comes to beauty products. And this KINGS & QUEENS line, which storms our shores from Europe, takes it to that level where each looks like a piece of pop art sitting in your bath. The line is comprised of Shower Gels, Body Butters, Body Milks (shimmering or non-shimmering), and the products themselves are based on ingredients the Royals and Nobles used to use to beautify themselves. Pomegranate, Blue Egyptian Lotus and Malachite Extracts are included in each product to uniquely nourish your skin. And the scents? That’s the best part - Caspar Myrrh, Jasmine, Nefertiti Honey, which we featured recently and Nordstrom has some in Lime and Cinnamon Orange. $9 to $15 @ asos.com

The line also has products for men so hopefully those will be available stateside soon.

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