Tuesday, April 30, 2019

IT Cosmetics Honey Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment

The Je Ne Sais Quoi  Lip Treatment Balm is one of It Cosmetics star products. While the original and rose give pink tones to lip , those of us who love a nude lip now have one of our own.

Honey is the newest shade and it's a sheer wash of warm beige. Like the others it has "Vitality Lip Flush Technology™ " that reacts with your own lips chemistry to form the shade. It reads nude on my lips but a pinkened nude beige. 

The formula is moisturizing although not heavy moisture , is creamy and smooth on lips and has a little sheen to it. No shimmer but it's not flat matte. There are several oils and peptides in the ingredients to help condition lips . 

This is a great addition to my Summer lip wardrobe. I don't always use a lot of balms this time of year but I also have so few that are nude so could be why.  It falls into that easy, grab and go kind of makeup we all need some days. 

IT Cosmetics Honey Je Ne Sais Quoi  Lip Treatment is $ 24 at It Cosmetics , Ulta and wherever the brand is sold. 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Rebels Refinery The Pineapple Lip Balm

It's hard to resist a lip balm and even harder when it's this fun.

The Pineapple Lip Balm from Rebels Refinery comes in a cute pineapple container. Take the top off and you have a dome of moisturizing balm flavored with  exotic fruit that tastes of mango and pineapple. It's tropical and delish .

The moisture is good, not heavy but also not light . It's plenty to soothe parched lips, goes on smoothly and lasts awhile . It's clear  with no sheen , just flavor.

Ingredients include Coconut and Sweet Almond Oils, Canola oil, Beeswax , Honey and Rosemary Leaf Extract and Vitamin E and it is 100% natural according to the brand.

The Pineapple comes in 3 colors, Turquoise shown here, Pink and Black and is $ 6.99 at the brand website, Target  and Ulta.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Soap & Glory Magnifi -Coco Bodycare

Just in time for the warmer weather and all your Summer fun comes  Soap & Glory's new line fragranced with Magnifi- Coco .

The scent is a light, fresh coconutty one. It's not heavy and not pina colada territory. The brand describes it as a "clean" scent and that fits.   The scent is nice and easy to wear. It won't overpower or be too strong but it's definitely very coconut, so you'll need to like that type of fragrance.

A Cream Come True  is a shimmering whipped body cream that really hydrates. It also has a good bit of pearlescent shimmer . It's pretty when used to highlight legs  and shoulders . Coconut and Rosa Canina fruit oils along with shea and cocoa butters and glycerin. ( $ 15)

Drop In  The Lotion is as you might have guessed, a body lotion.  It's  pretty light feeling but adds plenty of hydration along with a subtle fragrance. Skin feels softened right off and it's not sticky but sinks in fast. Ingredients include almond and coconut oils, shea butter and green tea extract. ( $ 12)

Buff and Ready is the body scrub and used coconut shells and jojoba beads . This smells more fruity than the rest. ( $ 15)

There is also a coordinating body wash called Clean A Colada.

Soap and Glory  Magnifi- Coco is  currently exclusive to Ulta but the brand is also available at Target,  Walgreens and online at the brand's website.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash

There's nothing like a new lippie from Chanel , right ?

Rouge Coco Flash is the newest addition.

These are similar to Rouge Coco Shine but at the same time a little different.  I think these are a tiny bit drier feeling than the earlier versions but these seem to have more pigment payoff.  The coverage is semi sheer to medium. For me it hits the  sweet spot between not too much but not too little, some days that's exactly what I'm looking for.

Boy, Contraste, Instinct , Jour

The feel on lips is lightweight, they have a good bit of shine  and they add some moisture making them perfect for Summer when we usually want something light and also easy. Apply on the fly and go. I've been wearing these a lot since they arrived, especially Jour which is an everyday nude peachy pink.

Wear time is not long, at least not on me. I get about 2 hours. Keep in mind  I have hard time keeping a lot of lipsticks on though. The formula being so creamy and shiny isn't one that's going to be long wear, but that will vary.

Also of note is the see through cap. A first for Chanel.

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash is $ 38 and comes in 27 shades.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Dolce Peony Perfume

I have to say the new Dolce Peony purple bottle variation has totally got me. It just says SPRING and is such a beautiful color. It's funny how just something as simple as a color change can make such a difference. The Dolce bottle was always cute but generally I don't do much that's cutesy frou frou. Here we have an exception. 

The scent is a pretty, light floral  that is very different from last year's Dolce Garden.  It begins with lots of citrus in the form of bergamot and nashi pear. Rose , peony and freesia are the prominent florals to my nose with the peony definitely being the top flower here.   Honey adds warmth and some sweetness while plum, amber and patchouli bring the drydown. It's a fruitchouli type of scent but not too sweet  . 

Sillage is medium as is lasting time. It wears pretty well through the bulk of the day.  I'm quite  liking it and have been wearing it all week.  And did I mention how cute the bottle is ?  Ready to jump into your Easter basket. 

Dolce Peony is $ 76 for 1 oz, $ 94 for 1.6 oz and $ 120 for 2.5 oz 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Chanel 1957 Les Exclusifs

Chanel 1957 is the  Chanel I almost didn't try. I'm not really a fan of musky fragrances at all so I had my reservations about this new Les Exclusif. But hello, it's Chanel so not only did I have to try it I also should have known better than to doubt them . Now I can't stop wearing it. 

1957 is a beauty. It starts out more aldehydic than I expected (that's a good thing ) and sparkles with bergamot and an indolic neroli . Iris lends a dry powder and a brief old school vibe, honey adds warmth without over sweetening and a barely there cedar grounds things.  Throughout are the carefully built layers of 8 white musks that Olivier Polge used in the creation of the fragrance.  They waft and wrap softly around you , lingering  all day  with the bright florals. 

Longevity here is long. 10 + hours easily on me and it lingers longer on clothes. For a fragrance that leans lighter, that's wonderful lasting time. 

While 1957 doesn't reinvent the fragrance wheel it is unique to Chanel's oeuvre , is simply pretty and definitely worth a sniff and spritz. 

Chanel 1957 is $ 200 for 2.5 oz and $ 350 for 6.8 oz at Chanel.com