Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Miu Miu L'Eau Rosee

Next up in our look at  new fragrances coming out this month is Miu Miu L'Eau Rosee.

While not a fan of the original Miu Miu , I love the LEau Bleue version and wear it often, especially in warmer weather.  L'Eau Rosee looks to be one I'll be wearing plenty too.

This is a  light  and bright EDT with lily of the valley, cassis buds and musk. It's both fresh and floral/ musky . Slightly sweet  with dark berry tones at first thanks to the blackcurrant , it then gets more whispery dewy floral before the soft musk note comes in. It's sexy in a subtle way and wears fairly close to the skin with light sillage.

The bottle is as those in this line always are, very pretty. The facets meant to evoke matelasse sparkle in the light and the rose color plays well off the navy band.

Miu Miu L'Eau Rosee will be available only at now with wide distribution in February.

 $105 (100ml), $81 (50ml) and $61 (30ml) $ 28 for  travel spray ( 10ml). 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Burt's Bees Glossy Lipstick

I've finally gotten around to trying Burt's Bees new makeup line . So far  mainly  the lipsticks.

Glossy Lipstick is proving to be a winner . I've even found a red that I can and will wear in Blush Ripple. It's been one I've reached for on many days. 

Peony Dew , Blush Ripple

While the name is Glossy, it's not that shiny or gloss like but more shimmery satin with some shine. The finish is just right and the coverage is medium . I don't get much scent or taste and it's also nicely moisturizing with oils of red raspberry, moringa and meadowfoam seed.  In this cold weather , it's worked well adding warming color and moisture.

The lipcolor is not that long lasting and I do wish that were more the case, as I need to reapply often.  At least , reapplying is easy. It never looks caked on or too much and keeps lips feeling nice in this cold weather.

Burt's Bees Glossy Lipstick comes in 6 colors for $ 9 each at  Burt's Bees online and wherever the brand is sold. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Biolage R.A.W Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner

I  liked the Biolage R.A.W line when I first tried it a couple years ago.  With the New Year there's a new duo for/called Color Care with coconut milk and meadowfoam seed oil to help keep color vibrant as well as longer lasting with no sulfates.

Color Care is gentle but gets hair very clean . Hair doesn't feel stripped . It 's not  a super moisturizing shampoo, but adds a light amount and also lathers pretty well.  The conditioner is similar, adding medium moisture  . It's not heavy and hair feels soft and with some volume. If you have very dry hair you'll need something heavier or you can rely on a  leave in before styling. I used a leave in as I always do and a touch of oil to the ends when dry and was good to go. Note also, right now my ends are really in need a trim and are dry.

As with all R.A.W products, these are more natural and organic. Color Care shampoo is 86% natural origin, the conditioner 98% .  The are silicone, paraben free with no animal ingredients and are vegan.

Biolage R.A.W Color Care  Shampoo & Conditioner  is available beginning February along with an in salon treatment and are $25 each at Matrix salons and Ulta.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Burt's Bees Mint Cocoa Lip Balm

It's Winter and that means time to stock up on the lip balm .

Burt's Bees seasonal flavor for Holiday/Winter this year is Mint Cocoa.

The balm has more cocoa than mint flavor and scent and while it is a bit of a synthetic smelling/tasting cocoa, it's not bad and I find that the smell gives me  a little mood boost when I apply( chocolate can have that effect , right?) I can be on the fence with both chocolate and mint flavors but I like this . It's a  tasty way to keep lips in shape through the season.

 Grab one at your local drugstore .  Even though it's seasonal , my Walgreens still has this and it's online there as well  along with Amazon.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Stella Peony EDT by Stella McCartney

New Stella Peony is a light , airy amber-y floral fragrance,  almost a skinscent.  Perfect for those who like the fragrances to be noticed only when you get really close.

The fragrance is pretty  and soft but the base notes of amber and patchouli give it a little boost.  Initially you get a pop of citrus ( mandarin) , then dewy florals ( freesia , pink peony and lotus flower) . As it  goes along , the grounding notes of cedar, ambergris and patchouli are there . The amber is more pronounced to my nose than the patchouli but both make the fragrance better , warmer and add some depth.

As an EDT is has light to medium lasting power , but can be reapplied without worrying about overload and is easily wearable anytime.

 I have read that Stella Peony is very similar to the now discontinued  Stella Peony In Two. I never smelled that one so I can't say myself  but it seems to be a popular opinion.

Stella McCartney is known for her environmental awareness and here according to the brand " the warm, masculine Amber note in the scent is derived from an innovative, modern and environmentally friendly substitute for Ambergris The fragrance’s sensual skin-note is enhanced by polished Patchouli, extracted through molecular distillation and sustainably sourced by local farming projects in Java and Sumatra, Indonesia, ensuring greater revenues for the farmers and a more conscious product for the end consumer "

Stella Peony EDT is available at Sephora . $48 (30ml), $70 (50ml) and $89 (100ml) 

Monday, January 1, 2018

L'Oreal True Match Lumi Glowtion

L'Oreal has a lot of newness coming this month and first up over here is True Match Lumi Glowtion Natural Glow Enhancer.

True Match Lumi Glowtion is liquid lotion highlighter and moisturizer. It comes in 4 shades . I have Fair. I've been using this almost every day since it arrived all over my face ,  under my foundation. It adds light pearlescent highlight. It's subtle and barely there, not super shimmery. Enough to add some oomph and when it's 12' outside our skin needs that. What I like best is that is has a good bit of moisture  with both shea butter and glycerin in the ingredients . No need to use a separate product under it , if you're like me and find this is often enough moisture for you. If you're dry , you'll need more.

There is really no coverage with this and it can be tapped over bare skin, foundation or CC to highlight cheekbones, brows etc. and the deeper shades also work well as bronzers  on lighter skintones.

L'Oreal True Match Lumi Glowtion Natural Glow Enhancer is available now wherever L'Oreal is sold  for $ 14.99