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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Gift Pick: For the Frequent Flyer

What They Are:

ORLA KIELY ‘Graphite’ Large Hanging Organizer - $29.99 @ target.com
SEPHORA COLLECTION Deluxe Airless Travel Kit
- $38 @ sephora.com
KESTREL 'Grid' Small Beauty Pouch
- $54 @ anthropology.com

Why I Like These: Any kind of organization or travel bags always makes for a nice gift as we can always use them. This one from Orla Kiely is like this one I wrote about in October and just so convenient for travel! Just pack up the compartments and when you arrive at your destination, unroll it and hang it from any door with the attached hanger and you’ll have everything inside at your fingertips.

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With this Sephora container set, all the sizes of containers are airline approved and is an enhanced version of this one that I wrote about a while ago here. This set contains 2 x 1.69oz airless pump tubes, 2 x 1oz airless pump tubes and a .51oz airless pump tube, a .51oz jar, 1 Piston push stick to put product in the containers, spatula and waterproof pre-printed labels so you know which is which and they come tucked in their own see through mesh bag. Choose from two different color sets – Silver and Multi.

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The Kestrel makeup case is the perfect triangle shape of 7ish” x 3.5” x 4” for inside your purse to tuck those items you need to take with you on the plane. It's coated canvas so it's sturdy and will resist getting ruined should anything inside spill. 

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So who on your list would love these ones? 

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

Friday, December 06, 2013

Gift Pick: For Myself!

What It Is: MOLTON BROWN The Bathing Treasures Collection - $50 @ moltonbrown.com

What I Like It: How many times are you out shopping for those on your list and you come away with half of your purchases for yourself? For me, it’s too many times to count, so this year, I thought I would just go ahead and give myself permission for something. I mean, how cute is this set of travel-sized shower gels? It’s a beautiful red box of 12 – 1.5oz bottles in the following scents: Pink Pepperpod , Gingerlily, Orange & Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Coco & Sandalwood, Japanese Orange, Samphire, Suma Ginseng, Black Peppercorn, Ylang-Ylang, Templetree, and Silver Birch. Stick with one scent all week or try a different one each day.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wipes that Could Change Your Life

Since my 20’s, I’ve been pretty good with making sure I take off all my makeup and wash my face at the end of the day. But lately I find myself reaching for a wipe to wash my face if I’m just too glued to a TV show that I can’t get up and do the whole process, so I've been keeping these close by. I've tried a LOT of wipes and these are the ones that have saved my skin!

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OLE HENRIKSEN Truth To Go Wipes ($6/10 wipes, $15/30 wipes, $25/60 wipes @ olehenriksen.com and sephora.com)

KOH GEN DO Cleansing Water Cloths ($39/3x10 packs of cloths @ sephora.com and kohgendocosmetics.com)

NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES Organic Facial Wipes ($9/25 wipes @ nyremedies.com)

BOOTS No7 Quick Thinking 4-in-1 Wipes ($6.99/25 wipes @ drugstore.com)

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

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sephora Helps the Frequent Flyer

Sephora-Frequent-Flyer-Travel-SetIf you’re a frequent traveler than you’re used to the 2oz rule but it doesn’t mean it’s still not a pain in the neck. SEPHORA feels the pain of that extra step in getting everything ready and has created the Frequent Flyer Travel Set ($12 @ sephora.com). The set is a .51oz pump container for shampoo/lotion etc and a .51oz jar for a scrub or night cream. What I like about this set it that the containers are a good quality but they also thought of some small details that the drugstore ones don’t have – two tools to help get the product into the containers (a spatual and piston push stick) and clear waterproof labels to put on the item when you finish. Nice!

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

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sample the Samples of Atelier Cologne Collection Voyage

I have amassed quite the collection of fragrances since they are one of my favorite categories of beauty products to try out. But it’s not always easy to find true love with one and sniffing a lot is on the menu.

I think we can all agree that small sample vials are not the most ideal way to try a fragrance because they  are usually hard to open and spill as you are popping the tiny top off. But then again, a full size bottle is not always ideal either, since fragrances are not cheap and think about how many you sniff vs. how many you really love.  

I think that fragrance samplers are just about the best thing on the planet as they are a great way to really get a feel for a some of the latest scents, like this one from Sephora.

Another one I’m really feeling right now is ATELIER COLOGNE Collection Voyage. The box it comes in is beautiful, with a cute read postage stamp in the upper right hand corner, like an internationally stamped box.

Atelier-Cologne-VoyageThis sampler of eau de colognes is .25oz sprays of the following scents: Orange Sanguine (fresh fruit), Grand Néroli (aromatic citrus), Bois Blonds (woody floral), Trèfle Pur (citrus + green), Oolang Infini (green + citrus), Vanille Insensée (woody vanilla), and Ambre Nue (oriental floral).

And as you can see from the above list, this one pushes all the fragrance envelopes! There are a few mellow ones and then some, whoa ones that will help you max your sexiness for an eve.

So which ones are my faves? I can see why the Vanille Insensee has such a following; Bois Blonds is really pleasant and while I normally love oriental florals, the Ambre Nue was just too much, surprisingly. Maybe one of the notes just didn’t jive with me but the Grand Neroli, oy, so sexy and full-bodied. $95 @ sephora.com. Will you be checking out this collection?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Review+Swatches - Charlotte Ronson 2 X A Charm Blush/Bronzer

I have to admit I’m not much of a fan of reality star lines, the shows yes, the lines, no, but I was intrigued by the CHARLOTTE RONSON line and especially after I saw her 2X A Charm Blush/Bronzers.

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Friday, December 02, 2011

Sephora's Latest Useful Product

Ummm, what the heck is this from Sephora?? Click after the jump to see!

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Votre Vu Duette Luxe Lip Balm & Hand Creme

Votre-Vuo-Duette-Lip-Balm-&-Hand-Creme-Duo I’ve been pretty lucky lately when it comes to hand creams by finding ones that really work! The latest one I am touting is VOTRE VU’s Duette Luxe Lip Balm & Hand Crème. Yup a two-in-one hand cream in the tube and lip balm in the cap. I’m all about having multi-taskers in the car and this one is perfect for that.

The hand crème has Shea Butter, oils from coconut, jojoba, and grape seed, to name a few and the scent is a cross between biscotti and supermarket frosting (I had one friend tell me this), which they call Almond Pie. I must say that I am not always in the mood for the scent so I wish they’d stuck with a more neutral fragrance with this one or maybe had an option with it.

As far as the lip balm, there is an option for a straight up balm or a tinted balm but the tinted balm didn’t seem to leave any tint to my lips. It’s a great idea but would have been nice to get some color in the tinted one! However, it does soften lips with Shea Butter, coconut oil and beeswax, which is what matters most. $38/1.35oz @ votrevu.com.

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

 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ellis Faas – Are You Down with the Click?

ELLIS FAAS just put out Summer Set - an eye, blush and a lippie. The Eye Light (shadow) is E303 bronze, the Blush is S303 bronze and the Glazed Lips is L309 clear. I’m just focusing on the eye and lip since the lippie is just clear.

Pros: I. Love. Their. Shadows! I wrote about this one before and I have to say that this is one of the most pigmented cream shadows I have ever come across and the staying power is bomb. The E303 color is like spun gold so I would use a brush to apply it instead of right from the dispenser.

Ellis-Faas-Light-and-Blush And with the blush, they advise putting a dot of color in the center of the cheek and blending out with fingers. But act quick because it dries quickly!

Ellis-Faas-swatches Cons: I must confess, I am not a fan of these click pens and I know this is part of their whole thing. The blush one took me forever to get going. Click, click, click, must have turned it 80 times before anything finally came out and when it finally did, it spewed up way too much product at one time and it’s not like I can put the product back in to use later. I had this problem last time.

Summer Set is $85 @ ellisfaas.com.

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

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Wanna LIV GRN?

LIV-GRN-Cherry-Wood-EDP-Spray-in-box I love introducing a new line here on the site and this one comes from the clothing line, LIV GRN. They just launched a really fun fragrance and body collection. And what this line really reinforces is that now more than ever, the average consumer has a choice - we are able to find quality body and fragrances that are made with organic ingredients and are priced reasonably.

The scents come in different forms – eau de parfum ($60/3/4oz), mini rollerball oil ($15/30ml), body lotion ($18/3.4oz), body scrub ($15/3.4oz) and shower gel ($15/3.4oz) @ livgrn.com.

Scents come in: Cherry Wood – top notes of Anise, Tangerine and Mandarin. Middle notes of jasmine, apple, lily of the valley and bottom notes of cedar, vanilla and musk.

Earth – top notes of jasmine, green leaves. Middle notes of lavender, lily of the valley, ocean. Bottom notes of musk and sandalwood.

Natural – top notes of lime, neroli, orange flower. Middle notes of geranium, rose and cyclamen. Bottom notes of jasmine, Egyptian musk and pear.

And 10% of all profits go to globalgreen.org.

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

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