Monday, October 20, 2014

Burt's Bees Holiday Gift Sets 2014


Burt's Bees have unveiled  their holiday gifting sets.  I always look forward to seeing these as they are all so well priced  and filled with products just about everyone loves and  can use . All the sets come in at $ 15 and under with some only $ 4.99. This year there 12 sets to choose from this year and I have three to preview .

Honey Pot :    Features full sized  Honey & Grapeseed Hand Cream , Naturally Nourishing Body Cream & Honey Lip Balm in a standing box with a ribbon top. $ 14.99



Mani /Pedi -  Treats for hand and feet  , this set gives you a full size Peppermint Foot Lotion , Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream   and Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream ( possibly my all time favorite Burt's item ) along with a small  printed cosmetic bag.  $ 14.99


 Hive Favorites -  A Beeswax Lip Balm & a mini Naturally Nourishing Hand cream make up this giftable duo.  $ 4.99




You can find some of  the  gifts sets already online at www.burtsbees.com  , and they should be showing up in stores soon.






Friday, October 17, 2014

YSL Paris Rebel Collector



YSL Paris goes in  a new direction  with Rebel Collector .

Rebel takes the  rose of the original and builds on that with the addition of tomato leaf accord. It changes the fragrance a lot as you would imagine.  Gone is the powdery violet rose  of Paris.


Rebel Collector  begins with a blast of pink  pepper and bergamot , with some rose in there right off as well. It's a sharp beginning but quickly  softens and gives way to more rose  with  a whiff  of powder. Then the tomato comes in , although not strongly , and there is a dryness from the iris. Rose is still weaving along in there as well.


The drydown is very musk and amber  with the iris  still noticeable along with a little rose  to soften it.

Just as the fragrance is a different take on Paris, so is the bottle, Same shape but in a reflective silver with a hot pink top. The box opens from the top  and  like a flower,  for a fun presentation


Paris Rebel Collector  is  $ 105 for 2.5 oz EDP and is LE  . Available now at Nordstrom.





Thursday, October 16, 2014

Harujuku Lovers Fragrances Return - Pop Electric


Did you love those cute Harujuku Lovers fragrances of some years back ?  It was hard not to like those cute little dolls and I don't do "cute"  much.  I didn't even care what they smelled like.

After a few additions to the line, the Holiday Jingle G being my fav, the line disappeared.



But.... they're back. Baby,  G, Lil' Angel , Love & Music .  The Pop Electric line brings new bottles , with what I believe are the same fragrances. The notes certainly sound the same.


On Oct. 16th Gwen Stefani herself will be on HSN primetime for a 2 hour special  .  They are available now to buy. You can buy the  set of all five , individual bottles or a three piece set that includes a fragrance , body lotion and keychain.

Harujuku Lovers Pop Electric 5 Piece Set is $124.90
Harujuku Lovers 1 oz EDP is $ 40
Harujuku Lovers 3 piece set ( 1 oz EDP, 3.5oz Body Lotion, Key Chain) is $ 60

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MAC Sweet Sentiments Blush - Heirloom Mix Holiday 2014



Want  rosy blooming cheeks that say I just schussed down a mountain or helped cut down this year's Christmas  tree?   MAC's newest blush can help .

Sweet Sentiments is a rosy pink Mineralize Blush shade . It's got a good bit of  pigment  but blends down really well to a soft rose . One blended  you have that rosy  pink cheeked look . It brightens  and amps up a Winter pallor.


 Naturally the blush pairs well with the Cremesheen Lipglasses also from Heirloom Mix I featured here.  A swipe of gloss and a flush of blush and you're ready to bundle up  and go.

MAC Sweet Sentiments Mineralize Blush is $ 30 .

MAC Holiday is on counter Oct. 26.