Sunday, December 17, 2017

Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme

It's time to talk January fragrance launches.  So hang onto those gift cards  you might get for Christmas because there's good newness coming.  To begin we have Gucci Absolute Pour Femme.

Right off I loved the plum colored flask like bottle for this. Then came the scent which is equally good.

Guilty Absolute Pour Femme is a  bold, deep jammy chypre leaning fragrance that Gucci calls a "chypre fruity".   Blackberry is the jam fruit that winds throughout the fragrance. It's not super sweet and makes a nice complement to the  rose, bergamot, patchouli and ambergris that make up  the rest of the notes along with Goldenwood.

It does have overtures of a chypre , which is a favorite catergory of mine. Amber, rose and musk  are the predominate notes in the drydown and it has a little smoky feel.

This is most defintely a cold weather scent, it's big and sexy will stand up to sweaters and coats . It has a lot of sillage and lasts long.  For evening , it'll  add plenty of va va voom to your nightime assignations.

Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme EDP will be available exclusively at Macys's in Mid January with wide release in March.   $72 (1.0oz), $94 (1.6oz) and $115 (3.0oz)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Algenist 10 Day Tranformation Kit

I'm always on the fence about skincare gifts as they aren't as glam as makeup and fragrance  but we all need skincare and why not gift something a little special , or maybe it's you that would like a little TLC gift.

Algenist makes great skincare and great gifts.  The 10 Day Transformation Kit has some of their best products , ones I use all the time including the Splash  Hydrating Setting Mist and Complete Renewal Eye Balm. It's a great way to try the brand or have travel sizes of  favorites .

Set Includes:
1.5 oz Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser
1 oz Power Recharge Night Serum
,23 oz Complete Eye Renew Balm
1 oz Genius Ultimate Anti Aging Cream
1.3 oz Splash Hydrating Setting Mist.

Algenist 10 Day Tranformation Kit is $ 95 at Sephora ,  Algenist  and Space NK.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sally Hansen Vanilla Buttercream Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil

Sally Hansen's Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil has been a staple for years. This season it gets a festive and fun upgrade- it's scented. Perfect for stocking stuffing.

There are two fragrances available , Peppermint and Vanilla Buttercream.

The Vanilla Buttercream really does smell like a creamy cupcake .  With vitamin E , panthenol, apricot kernal oil, and aloe it's great for nails and smells great too.

Sally Hansen Vanilla Buttercream Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil is 6.99 and LE.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Beekman 1802 Lump of Kohl & Lump of Gold Soap Sets

Beekman 1802 brings easy gifing this season with their very cute naughty and nice soap gift sets. Does your giftee get Lump of Kohl or Lump of Gold?
With the 3-Piece Goat Milk "Naughty & Nice" Gift Set for Body you can give both.  The Lump of Gold bar has flecks  of gold mica for a little shimmer  and notes of bergamot and star anise while Lump of Kohl has bamboo charcoal  to deep clean  and smells of frankincense and myrhh.  There's a Pot Of Gold lotion too, to seal in  moisture. 

 $68.00 at

You can also grab just the soap in a set of 4  leaving you with enough to treat yourself or add them to several gift bags or stockings. 

The 4-piece Lump of Gold & Lump of Kohl Goat Milk Bar Soap Set has two each of the soaps and there are three options to choose from.  $ 55 at 

These make great hostess gifts , Secret Santa , teachers etc. They'll get a chuckle but also something luxe they can use.