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Thursday, January 14, 2016

My Favorite Gift to Give Year 'Round!

Yes, we just passed the most gift-giving time of year but you will have more times come up throughout the year where you need a great gift. One of my favorites to give? A fragrances complementing lotion or cream. I find it's usually something someone doesn't buy themselves and finding out their favorite or signature fragrance is rather easy.

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Here are a few from the more popular fragrances out there!

  • VIKTOR & ROLF Flowerbomb Cream - $90/6.7oz @ nordstrom.
  • CHLOE Chloé Perfumed Body Cream - $85/5oz @ sephora.com.
  • NARCISO RODRIGUEZ for her Cream - $86/5.2oz @ sephora.com.
  • CHANEL Nº5 The Body Cream - $82/5oz @ chanel.com.
Monday, December 28, 2015

Picking A Scent? Pinrose Can Help!

Selecting a fragrance can be pretty daunting, especially if you're not sure what you like. I mean, look at all the choices and if you don’t know what notes you tend to gravitate towards, how on earth can you make an educated choice? Enter PINROSE. They will help reveal your scent personality by giving you a quiz on their site. And the quiz is quite interesting! It’s comprised of 11 pairs of shapes, colors, and images and has you choose between them like ...  

Do you like to touch sand or fur more? Do you like green or pink more?

And when it comes to style, do you like modern or hipster?

Next is an audio choice, a place choice, and then your birthday.

The site then displays 3 scent options based on your answers. Below are mine. I'm a Charmer!

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One popular note in 2 of mine was vanilla and one is on the powdery side, which I usually don’t gravitate towards.

You now have an idea of scents you might like that you can sample or they have an option to purchase The Starter Kit for $9, which is 10 Pinrose-created scents.

Read more on their fragrances and their service @ pinrose.com.  

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

More Gift Giving Suggestions

Still stumped on what to gift your bestie? Or yourself? Here are some more suggestions.

Votivo-Soy-Wax-Candle-in-Red-CurrantVOTIVO Boxed Glass Soy Wax Candle in Red Currant ($28/6.8oz=60 hr burn time @ nordstrom.com) – I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love this Red Currant scent. And a quality candle is always a great gift to yourself or someone else.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Dry Shampoos Have Entered a New Realm

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Dry shampoos have come quite a-ways and now we have ones that infuse theirs with an eau de parfum. Waah? Yup, leave it to the Olsen Twins to come up with a twist to what has become a faithful stand-by to most. 

ELIZABETH AND JAMES 'Nirvana White' Dry Shampoo and 'Nirvana Black' Dry Shampoo ($28/4.4oz, $14/1.3oz @ sephora.com) each highlight the brand’s eau de parfum scent into the formula.

I’m quite tickled with the Nirvana White at the moment (notes of peony, muguet and tender musk) so I’ve been looking forward to not washing my hair so I can use it to layer my fragrance that day.

The formula uses rice starch to absorb oils and it doesn’t contain any talc, which is known to leave residue behind. Yuck!

And since the scent inside the can is not that strong, it’s also a unique way to wear your fragrance for the day by just giving you a light wisp of the notes.

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Summertime Essentials

So what’s on your beauty must-have list right now? I'm all ready for summer and on my short list is a fitting fragrance, a good sunscreen and a new essential beauty tool! Are any of these tickling your fancy?

Summer-Essentials

ESCADA Turquoise Summer EDT ($60/1.6oz, $77/3.4oz @ ulta.com and macys.com) – this scent screams everything warm and tropical with notes of fruity sorbet of wild red fruit, fleshy peach and a dash of floral with violet and orange flowers. Simply delightful all the way around!

MURAD Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA++($60/1.7oz @ murad.com and sephora.com) – a UVB/UVA sunscreen is essential these days, everyday really no matter what time of year, and why not use one that does double duty? This one fights aging with added vitamin C.

THERMALABS The Ultimitt ($10 @ amazon.com) – kinda over using those flimsy mitts that come with the self-tanners. I took a risk with this one when I read about it on amazon and I’m delighted to report how much more effective this one is. It’s made of a microfiber cloth and can be used to apply any type of tanner – mousse, gel, mist or lotion. It’s machine washable and is guaranteed for one year. Now how can you go wrong with that? 

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Sweet Smell O’ Spring!

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RITUALS Foaming Shower Oil
in Organic Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom from the Sakura Spring Collection ($15/6.7oz @ rituals.com and barneys.com) – cherry has always been one of my top favorite scents and this one contains real cherry flower extract. And this cleansing body oil won’t dry the skin out like a regular soap can.

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Classique Summer Edition EDT ($71/3.3oz @ macys.com) – JPG puts out one of my favorite scents found on a man so I was giddy when this one landed in my mail box. With pungent notes of rose, orange blossom, jasmine and woody lily of the valley, this is sure to become a scent-staple this season. 

COAL AND CANARY Super Powers and Fresh Cut Flowers Candle ($25 @ coalandcanary.com) – ok, picture a huge bouquet of fresh cut flowers … got it? That is exactly what this candle smells like!

L’OCCITANE Peony Perfecting Mist ($24/3.3oz @ loccitane.com) – I’m getting my summer face mists together this month for the upcoming heat and this one is for sure being included. Instead of just using a plain water, why not use one that not only hydrates but smells wonderfully of peonies from the real extract inside?

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

1, 2, 3, Fragrance Change Time!

I know it has to be finally warming up where you are now that Spring is officially here so it’s time to think scents as in, time to update what fragrances you’ll be wearing this season. Here are 3 new favorites.

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ELIE SAAB ‘Le Parfum’ Resort Collection EDT ($98/3oz @ neimanmarcus.com) – if rose isn’t your thing, then perhaps this watery/fruity floral will be. Created by world famous nose, Francis Kurkdjian, he’s included top notes of mandarin and fig, middle notes of jasmin, organge flower and frangipani flower and a base of cedar and luminous amber.

AERIN Rose de Grasse Parfum Spray ($185/1.7oz @ neimanmarcus.com) – nothing says springtime more than roses and this one blends 3 precious rose ingredients in the bottle. This is also the first launch in the Premier Collection, which will be a celebration of rare, expensive and artisanal perfumes by the brand.

Eau de Gaga 001 Eau de Parfum ($34/1.7oz @ walgreens.com) I’ve kinda shied away from the whole celebrity fragrance trend even though I did like one that I sniffed a few years ago. But I swear, if I did a blind sniff of this one from Ms. Ga, I would swear it was put out by Juliette Has A Gun or Agent Provocateur … seriously! This latest one is unisex and described as a woody-floral opening with notes of sparkling lime, white violet and a base of leather. 

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Clean Gets a Tad Heavy with their Latest Scent

I kinda figured that once I smelled one or two CLEAN fragrances I’ve smelled them all but their new Air Eau de Parfum ($38/1oz, $69/2.14oz @ qvc.com) is changing my mind.  

It’s described at a woody floral aldehydic* so it’s a heavier than their tranditional scents, yet clean with floral notes. And what a fitting scent for the season transition we are going into with spring right around the corner!

  • Top notes: Mountain Air Accord, Bergamot Blossoms, Lush Green Accord
  • Middle notes: Sparkling Freesia, Powdered Aldehydes, Dewy Peony
  • Base notes: Enveloping Musk, Cashmere Woods, White Amber

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*aldehydic means luminous sparkling top notes that give the fragrance it’s body or opening fizz. Some of the Chanel frags are known for this as is one from JHAG.

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Give the Gift of Fragrance

One of my favorite categories to give/receive in has to be fragrance! So many options – get her a new bottle of her signature fragrance or take a chance on a new one altogether. Here are some I’m loving right now.

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L’OCCITANE Arlésienne Eau de Toilette - $50/2.5oz @ loccitane.com.

DOLCE & GABBANA ‘The One’ Collector’s Edition - $113/2.5oz @ luxury retailers nationwide.

VICTOR & ROLF Petite Flowerbomb – $50/20ml @ nordstrom.com.

STELLA McCARTNEY STELLA Eau de Parfum $92/3.3oz, $72/2oz, $50/1oz @ nordstrom.com.

NARCISO RODRIGUEZ 'For Her' Eau de Toilette Atomizer - $96/2.5oz @ nordstrom.com.

 

Thursday, November 06, 2014

4 Fab Fall Fragrances

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ESTEE LAUDER Modern Muse Chic
 - $60/1oz, $80/1.7oz, $100/3.4oz @ esteelauder.com and neimanmarcus.com. Slightly stronger than the original Modern Muse, this eau de parfum floral woody musk has true staying power! Top notes include plum and Artemisia, middle, jasmine sambac, tuberose and lily, and base notes of cashmere wood, oud, and vanilla, among others.

ELIE SAAB Le Parfum L’Edition Or - $120/3oz @ selfridges.com. This one falls under the oriental floral and I’ve fallen under its spell! One of my favorite scents of the season with the orange blossom, jasmine absolute and cedarwood-honey rose accords. And I guess it’s so limited edition that I could only find it selling at the above location.

GIORGIO ARMANI 'Si' Eau de Parfum - $70/1oz, $90/1.7oz, $115/3.4oz @ bloomingdales.com. This is one of those unique chypre scents and includes fruity notes of Sicilian bergamot, mandarin oil and Egyptian jasmine absolute. Say yes to this!

AERIN Waterlily Sun Eau de Parfum Spray - $110/1.7oz @ aerin.com. Sicilian Bergamot and dewy greens layered onto Waterlily, Jasmine Sambac on a base of musk. If you don’t like to smell like anyone else, you might want to give this one a whiff. 

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

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