Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Burt's Bees Sheer Body Lotion Spray

Spray lotion isn't something new these days but Burt's Bees version is.

 New Sheer Body Lotion is  not an aerosol but a pump spray meaning you get a heavier ( but not too heavy) lotion than many others.  Burt's gives you more hydration , like a pour or pump lotion. It's nicely moisturizing but dries and sinks in quickly.  It works for quick mornings or at nighttime.

The lotion leaves behind a nice scent trail as well that lasts. I love that feature but if you are not into scented lotions,  keep that in mind. There are three scents available and all sound quite good. Mine, Clementine and  Calla Lily is delicious. A  soft floral and peachy citrus scent that's cozy yet full of Spring and light.

Ingredients include glycerin, safflower oil oleosomes, sunflower seed oil and shea butter.  So you get the convenience of a spray with the moisture of a lotion It's all good.

Burt's Bees Sheer Body Lotion Spray is $10 for 8 oz  and comes in Clementine and Calla Lily, Violet and Mango, Cucumber and Aloe.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Nexxus Emergencee Shampoo/Conditioner /Treatment

Around here Nexxus Emergencee Reconstructing Treatment is a staple. The Mom has sworn by it for years and when it was dc'd briefly she had me tracking down old stock.  When I needed hair help , that was what I tried and it worked amazingly.  Happily Emergencee Treatment is back on shelves along with new friends like shampoo to help your hair.

You can read about the original Emergencee  HERE, the product is basically the same , a once every 1-2 weeks super hair reconstructer for damage. Now the product comes in a 4 tube box as opposed to the old individual bottle. Nothing works quite like this if you have major hair issues .

New is a Rebalancing Shampoo and Restoring Conditioner to do good things for your hair.  The shampoo cleanses well and gently, doesn't make hair over soft , and is silicone free .  The conditioner smoothes hair surface as well as helping to reduce breakage . The combo works well, our hair is manageable, conditioned but not weighed down and strands look healthy with less split ends, tangles  and hair fallout.

Nexxus Emergencee  line is available now  wherever the  brand is sold.

Emergencee Rebalancing Shampoo is $ 11.99
Emergencee Restoring Conditioner is $ 16.99
Emergencee Reconstructing Treatment is $ 17.99

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Balenciaga Paris L'Editon Mer

 Balenciaga's newest brings a burst of sunshine and effervescence. Something  we need in February , right ?

 L'Edition Mer  is a bright fragrance bursting with citrus  and green notes.

The first spritz brings that citrus, zesty and lemony in the form of the yuzu note. The green notes come along and according to the brand , the scent uses green shiso leaf living , a plant grown hydroponically.  That leads to  an aquatic feeling, but a very light one . It never gets bogged down by any dewiness but is more fresh . Muguet adds a hint of floral and by the drydown the fragrance is a  soft woods tinged citrus.

L'Edition Mer wears lightly and is a great Summer complement but I happily wear my citruses all year. For me, they always work.

As with many citrus scents, I love this and  Balenciaga scents have yet to disappoint. Last years's B. Balenciaga is a beauty and a favorite , as is the  violet/chypre original  fragrance.

Full note list:

Top:             Yuzu, Green Shiso Leaf Living
Heart:          Wet Floral Muguet, Seashore Living  
Base:            Dry Woods, Seashell Accord

Balenciaga Paris L'Edition Mer is   $145  for 2.5 oz  EDP at Neiman Marcus from February through August. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bobbi Brown Hot Collection Cheek Palettes

Cheek palettes are so having a moment and that is a good thing.  For what reason I don't know but I love a blush palette more than an eye one and these three new ones from Bobbi Brown are beauties.

Part of the Hot Collection which is exclusive to Sephora these new palettes have three shades each and come in berry, Pink and Calypso. They're all so nice  it's hard to choose, but I think I'd grab Calypso.

Bobbi Brown Blush Palettes are $ 45 each at Sephora and available now.