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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

5 Favorite ... Springtime Scents


1. DOLCE & GABBANA ‘Dolce’ EDP ($90/1.6oz, $112/2.5oz @ – this scent was released to take the wearer, “on a sensual journey through the heart of Dolce&Gabbana’s DNA: the noble and evocative land of Sicily.” The scent opens with Neroli leaves, Papaya flower, White Water Lily, White Daffodil, White Amaryllis on a base of musk and accents of Cashmeran (a musky/powdery note) and floral accents.

2. HAMSA by Celine Leora Perfume ($65/3.4oz @ – fascinated by the Hamsa amulet since child growing up in Morocco, the Creator of this fragrance wanted to use the symbol of it to provide the wearer with good fortune and protection, which the centuries-old symbol is known to have. She chose notes that represented the Easter, Western and Middle Eastern cultures by combining notes of White Lotus, Frankincense (not usually a fan of this scent but it works really nicely in this perfume), black currant and coffee. Another great one if you want to be the only one in the room wearing this.

3. MOLTON BROWN Heavenly Gingerlily Candle ($49/30 hours @ – this floriental is just so…. Spring, summer, fall, really anytime kind of scent to smell but I’m really feeling it right now. The mix of cardamom, peach, ginger, jasmine, and plum really speak to me.

4. ATKINSONS 1799 Fashion Decree EDT ($175/3.3oz @ and – this may say it’s an eau de toilette but it wears more like an eau de parfum as the notes just dance and dance for quite a bit of time before dying down; more than a traditional EDT. This one combines Pink Peppercorn, Chinese Magnolia, and Patchouli. If you like your scents tré unique, this might be one for you to check out.

5. Love2Love in Freesia + Violet Petals EDT from COTY ($9.98/3.4oz @ Walmart stores and – such a simple scent and so fitting for right now as we transition into a new season. And it won’t break the bank! It has top notes of peach blossom, lily petals and lavender; middle notes of freesia, rose and violet blossom; and bottom notes of sheer musk and heliotrope. So if you like your scents light and airy, this is one to check out. An eau de toilette is the lightest of all the perfume versions and this one for sure won’t enter the room before you do. 

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

Friday, December 06, 2013

Gift Pick: For Myself!

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

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.


Monday, September 09, 2013

Molton Brown Polynesian Kopara Anti-Ageing Hand Crème - Night-Time Remedy

Molton-Brown-Polynesian-Kopara-Anti-Ageing-Hand-Creme-Night-Time-RemedyThe beauty industry is always turning us onto new ingredients in the fight in aging and this MOLTON BROWN hand cream does just that with its Polynesian Kopara Anti-Ageing Hand Crème - Night-Time Remedy ($48/2.5oz @ Ok, so what is Polynesian Kopara and why the heck is it in this hand cream? It’s an extract of kopara exopolysaccharide, which they claims is against age-accelerating pollutants. It’s high in red algae, nutmeg, daisy and apple and will improve the skin on the back of your hand’s tone, firmness and smoothness. And they did a study with 30 women and they found that in 56 days 43.3% found an increase in the skin’s firmness. Hmmm, not to high of a percentage, I don’t think, but hey, what else are you using on your hands at night? Yes, that’s right, as the name states, this one is to be used at night before hitting the hay and probably the best time to use anything that has to really sit on the skin to work correctly.

Not only is this one non-greasy but it has a nice delicate smell to it.

For best results, I would use a body scrub for the backs of hands before applying to take off the dead skin cells. Are you in need of some back-of-the-hands TLC? 

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

Monday, December 21, 2009

Give the Give of … a Great Gift Set

This time of year brings out the best when it comes to products. As in, gift sets!! They are always a great value and I’ve seen some really good ones. Since we're in the home stretch, here are three I’ll be giving.

PHYTO Coveted Collection ($60 @ contains 1.7oz sizes of the following: Phytovolume Actif, Phyto 7 Daily Hydrating Botanical Cream, Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm, Phytomist Instant Hydrating Conditioner, and Phytolisse Shine Serum.

MOLTON BROWN Atlantic Trail Gift Set ($55 @ – contains 3.3oz sizes of Heavenly Gingerlily Moisture Bath & Shower, Warming Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Therapy, Invigorating Suma Ginseng Bath & Shower, Energising Seamoss Bath & Shower, Inspiring Wild-Indigo Bath & Shower, Ultrasmooth Coco de Mer Lotion.


PACIFICA Hawaiian Ruby Guava Spray Perfume Set ($20 @ is comprised of Spray Perfume (1oz), Soy Candle (3oz) and a wicked cute pack of matches.


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


Sunday, November 11, 2007

"Hair, Hair, Flow It, Show It ..."

MOLTON BROWN just came out with a new HairTreat collection just in time for the Holidays. Since I am such a sucker for a good hair mask, I automatically gravitatedMoltonhairmask towards the Reawakening Mer-Rouge Hair Hydramasque ($30/6.6oz). It bathed hair in amino acids, vitamins and dulse sea extracts. I don't think my hair could have taken one more day of wind or the tugging and pulling of styling. So just 15 minutes and my hair is back to normal. Do something nice for your strands today.


There's also a Depth Charge Seednoir Prewash Hair-Therapy ($30/3.3oz) and Shining Starbloom Haircondition & Detangle ($20/6.6oz) in the collection. All @

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