Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Elie Saab Le Parfum is a longtime favorite here. It's an elegant, refined and pretty woodsy floral.
I've highlighted them both before, the EDP here and EDT here for more scent information.
The Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau De Parfum Deluxe Gift Set has a
3.3 oz EDP and 5.1 oz body cream in a deluxe case for $ 158
The Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau de Toilette Gift Set- contains a 3 oz EDT, a 10 ml purse spray and 1 oz body lotion for $ 108.
Available at Nordstrom, Saks and Bloomies.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Herbal Essences wants you to #getnaked with the new Naked line for volume.
The line includes styling products as well as shamp/conditioner.
It will be available shortly in stores but tomorrow at 10PM EST you can buy a product bundle for $ 12.99 . Click over to HerbalEssences.com for the details.
If you plan on tuning into the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Herbal Essences is the hair sponsor and using the #getnaked tag you can get product updates at @HerbalEssences during the show.
The Herbal Essences Naked Collection:
· Naked Volume gives hair light, touchable volume with the invigorating scent of white grapefruit and mint extracts to leave you with soft, full, bouncy hair
· Naked Moisture provides lightweight hydration with a stimulating herbal and mint infusion for sensationally nourished, smooth hair
· Naked Shine revitalizes strands with white tea and mint extracts for a brilliant silky shine, just as nature intended
The Herbal Essences Naked Collection Stylers:
· Naked Dry Shampoo transforms lifeless, oily hair into fresh, touchable hair, whether you need a quick styling touchup or a boost of extra volume
· Naked Flexible Hold Spritzer delivers a lightweight, flexible hold for shiny, soft, touchable hair
· Naked Volumizing Soufflé gives hair a boost of natural volume you can run your fingers through
· Naked Cleansing Conditioner is a low-lather, multi-tasking cleanser that combines the conditioning properties of a nourishing oil with gentle cleansing
· Naked Sheer Shine Mist nourishes hair from root to tip to leave behind luscious, shiny locks
For those who love body powder, as I do, it can be the desert out there finding any , especially new ones. Thank the people behind Bottega Veneta for a new shimmering box of scented powder just in time for giving or getting.
The body powder has a light shimmer, nothing glittery or too much and is richly scented. Bottega Veneta the fragrance is a grown up woman's scent with oakmoss , jasmine , patchouli and a bit of leather.
It comes a in muted pink vanity ready box with the outline of the brands signature intrecciato leather weave pattern and a puff inside.
Bottega Veneta Shimmery Body Powder 3.5 oz is $70
Exclusive to Nordstrom.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
This new scarf/wrap from FRAAS sparkles and shines it way through the holiday season and more.
It's a pretty muted zebra print with metallic threads throughout. Measuring at 12 x 80 inches and made from acrylic viscose blend , it comes three colorways of gold, black or silver.
Retail is $ 35 at select stores . Some styles available at amazon and www.fraas.com
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The shea butter hand lotion gift sets at L'Occitane go down as one of my all time top gift ideas. Why ? First they are one of the absolute best hand creams ever. Secondly, who doesn't use hand cream? No worries whether it will fit, be something they can use, etc. etc.
One of these sets can easily fill the gift for aunt, mother in law, grandma, teacher, co-worker and more.
A gift of L'Occitane is a little luxe while hand cream is something they can use and might need. Consumable but pretty in 1 oz tubes.
There are several sets this year or you can grab one tube as an extra or stocking stuffer. If you want the whole enchilada, check out the Hand Cream Soiree, 10 creams , all in a collectible tin.
Hand Cream Bouquet-
Six tubes in Cherry Blossom, Almond Delicious Hands, Rose 4 Reines, Shea, Pivoine and Lavender. $ 54
Three tubes in Fleur D'or, Cherry Blossom and Shea Butter. $ 28 at www.loccitane.com or at Sephora it's Rose Tenderness, Passionate Jasmine and Subtle Violet.
Shea Butter Hand and Foot Cream $ 18
Hand Cream Soiree- Sephora online exclusive $ 92
Shea Butter Honey
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Marni's newest fragrance Marni Rose was instant scent love. I'm a rose lover and Marni's scent is a beautiful , just right rose. It's a flanker to last year's Marni, which I haven't smelled yet, so can't compare.
Marni Rose is a rich yet fresh rose. The rose that's in full flush of bloom and scent with very little powder .
It wears softly , almost but not quite a skin scent. It's delicious and while not completely unusual, it's still very pretty and devoid of any sugary sweetness that seems to be in so many perfumes these days .
The rose is right there from the beginning , bulgarian rose , with small hints of spice like the cardamom note peeking out a little as well as a little green violet.
Other notes include patchouli, white musk and cedar but these don't play a large role. There are bits of them in the drydown but deep rose is very much the focus here. While fruit notes are also mentioned , I don't smell much of that at all. Just a passing spot of raspberry at first.
Marni Rose has a refined feel due to the rose but at the same time it's not too fussy . It's easy to wear for any occasion, all day etc. If you love rose fragrances as I do, then you'll most likely be as enchanted by Marni Rose as I was.
Marni Rose is currently exclusive to Saks.
2.2 oz EDP is $ 105