Sunday, February 19, 2017
Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc is the newest addition to the designer's line of fragrances. This time it's in a vivid pink bottle that references the flowers within.
Fleur Musc is a light floral , more floral than Rodriguez usually does. The musk we've come to expect from the line is there but this time the floral notes take the lead.
Rose and peony are at the front and stay all the way with patchouli and amber mixing in strongest at the midpoint. The rose here is a lovely dewy rose, not cloying, heavy or powdery but very modern and pretty. Mixed with the peony it makes Fleur Musc a soft, fresh floral. It is at times a bit sharp, especially at the beginning, but as it dries down that goes away.
While this is not quite a skinscent , it has more presence than that, it does stay fairly close to the skin with light sillage. Feminine and Spring like it can be worn anytime , any day and will definitely help shake off those upcoming April showers.
Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc is $100 for 1.6 oz and $ 124 for 3.3 oz and will available at department stores (@ Macy's now).
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Lip oils have been popular for awhile and they’re still going strong thankfully. This time of year I can't get enough .
New from Rimmel is Oh My Gloss Oil Tint. As the names says these are a gloss and have a good bit of shine along with a bright pop of sheer color. The gloss settles down fairly quick leaving more of a sheen than full on gloss and once they wear off you still have a stain left . They are also an oil tint and packed with moisture for lips.
There are four precious oils in them per Rimmel, including argan and they do feel great on lips. They are not greasy, heavy or tacky. I love them and am using mine on bare lips and over more matte lipsticks for a boost since my lips are pretty dry right now. They work well both ways and I am already thinking I might need more colors.
Scent wise they do have a strong fruity scent. I like it but keep that in mind if you're fragrance averse .
Shown are Modern Pink and Pop Poppy , two of six shades.
Rimmel Oh My Gloss Oil Tints are $ 5.99
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
A large round barrel brush is a must when drying my hair. The larger barrel gives a great blow out for my long, thick hair .
The Body and Bounce one from Goody's Amp It Up line has been a great discovery. I had been using an even larger sized one from a more expensive brand but it didn't end up having as good a thermal barrel .
This has worked to give my hair much more curl , volume and smoothing while the barrel's heat helps hold the style in place. The nylon bristles on the 1 1/2 inch brush have been easy on my hair and I haven't had any tangling. Results you'd expect from an expensive brush at a lower price .
I don't have exact retail for this but you can find Goody at Target, Wal Mart, and drugstores.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Setting Mists are one of things that I often skip and when I do use one I always think why haven't I been doing this more often? You don't know how good they are until you use one .
New from one of my fav skincare brands, Algenist, is Splash Hydrating Setting Mist using sea water and fruit extracts like watermelon and apple.
The hydrating part of the name scared me a bit, I like a little extra moisture but nothing that will make me oily or overly dewy. At the same time my skin is a little drier in Winter and I want to avoid any makeup caked spots. No worries here as this is a light mist that feels fabulous on. It adds a touch of moisture with a cool , soothing feeling on skin. It sets right away , sinking into skin with a subtle watery floral scent.
It definitely helps to take away any of that cakiness that comes along with drier Winter skin and sets makeup too, for better all day wear.
It can be used on bare skin and re-applied during the day. Since it feels refreshing I'll be spraying it a couple times a day. Busy days or 50 mph winds like we're supposed to have tomorrow make this a keeper deskside.
Algenist Splash Hydrating Setting Mist is $ 35 at Ulta, Sephora and Algenist.com
Full ingredient list:
Water, Pentylene Glycol, Parachlorella Beijerinckii Exopolysaccharides, Codium Fragile Extract, Coccoloba Uvifera Fruit Extract, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Nannochloropsis Oculata Extract, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Pullulan, Sea Water (Maris Aqua), Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Adenosine, Sodium Lactate, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Butylene Glycol, Sodium PCA, Glycerin, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.