Sunday, May 19, 2019

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Sun


Last year Dolce & Gabbana gave us Light Blue Italian Zest , this year we get Sun.

The new  Sun EDT  is a citrus, musky vanilla with a sun warmed skin vibe. It's light but not into skinscent territory  and yes, feels very Summer-y. It starts with lemon and there is a green apple note listed but I get just a bit of that and it's gone. Coconut water is listed as note but I get very little of that also, it's not really coconut scented at all to my nose but a more green and creamy tropical feel. The ozonic accord is there , it's refreshing and not overly aquatic but more beachy salt water. Frangipani brings in the middle with the citrus still there and then quickly amber, vanilla and white musk come in. Those  drydown notes along with lemon are the full drydown and what the scent stays at . 

It is different from last year's Italian Zest which was more full on lemon and limoncello smelling. I have both on my arm right now and Sun is about vanilla and musks . Someone in Insta asked me if it was suntan lotion like, and the answer is no.  As I said earlier, it's more musky , sun warmed skin on the beach. A snuggle up and in on Summer nights scent ,too. 

Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Sun is available now and is $ 102 for 3.3 oz EDT and $ 80 for 1.6 oz EDT







Sunday, May 5, 2019

Gucci Bloom Hair Mist




Love Gucci Bloom ? It's hard to resist that  beautiful tuberose note and now you can have it in a hair mist.

I think the first time I used a hair mist was the mid '90s when L'Oreal had one in a glass bottle. I'm sure I grabbed it because it was unique and something new. It didn't smell that good as I recall. 

Let's face it hair mist isn't something that you really need , but it certainly is nice and has that luxe self -care glam feel. And we're seeing a lot them hit the market right now.


So it is with  new Gucci Bloom Hair Mist. The mist smells fabulous , very like the perfume and comes in a small 1 oz frosted glass bottle. It's a bit vintage looking and pretty hefty feeling.  At first spritz the scent is pretty strong but it settles down  fairly quickly . I do get whiffs of it  for several hours though, so it lasts.  Hair tends to grab scent well.

It's a wonderful way to freshen up your strands after all day or to just mist your locks as you breeze out the door for the day , hair swishing as you go.


Gucci Bloom Hair Mist is $ 49




Tuesday, April 30, 2019

IT Cosmetics Honey Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment


The Je Ne Sais Quoi  Lip Treatment Balm is one of It Cosmetics star products. While the original and rose give pink tones to lip , those of us who love a nude lip now have one of our own.

Honey is the newest shade and it's a sheer wash of warm beige. Like the others it has "Vitality Lip Flush Technology™ " that reacts with your own lips chemistry to form the shade. It reads nude on my lips but a pinkened nude beige. 


The formula is moisturizing although not heavy moisture , is creamy and smooth on lips and has a little sheen to it. No shimmer but it's not flat matte. There are several oils and peptides in the ingredients to help condition lips . 


This is a great addition to my Summer lip wardrobe. I don't always use a lot of balms this time of year but I also have so few that are nude so could be why.  It falls into that easy, grab and go kind of makeup we all need some days. 


IT Cosmetics Honey Je Ne Sais Quoi  Lip Treatment is $ 24 at It Cosmetics , Ulta and wherever the brand is sold. 






Sunday, April 28, 2019

Rebels Refinery The Pineapple Lip Balm


It's hard to resist a lip balm and even harder when it's this fun.

The Pineapple Lip Balm from Rebels Refinery comes in a cute pineapple container. Take the top off and you have a dome of moisturizing balm flavored with  exotic fruit that tastes of mango and pineapple. It's tropical and delish .


The moisture is good, not heavy but also not light . It's plenty to soothe parched lips, goes on smoothly and lasts awhile . It's clear  with no sheen , just flavor.

Ingredients include Coconut and Sweet Almond Oils, Canola oil, Beeswax , Honey and Rosemary Leaf Extract and Vitamin E and it is 100% natural according to the brand.

The Pineapple comes in 3 colors, Turquoise shown here, Pink and Black and is $ 6.99 at the brand website, Target  and Ulta.