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As much as I love wearing perfume, I am not one of those women who likes to bathe in it. I prefer instead to dab a bit of perfume on whatever areas of my body I choose. This can prove to be trying with a traditional atomizer because, for me, it is not always easy to control the amount of perfume that gets distributed on my skin with just one spritz. I know how much I do not enjoy being overwhelmed by someone else’s perfume, so I try to avoid engulfing innocent bystanders in clouds of my perfume by not overdoing it with my application. Read more
Posted on September 30, 2013 by
Since cooler temps are upon us, many of you might be thinking about switching out your summer fragrances over to something that suits you better during the cooler /colder months. I’ve started playing around with a few options for a fall and winter fragrance, and while I have not yet settled on one, there have been a few that I’ve placed in my “maybe” pile.
One of those is Lurk’s RSW005 Perfume Oil. I love perfume oils because they tend to last longer on my skin and to me the scent always seems softer. Lurk Perfume Oils are hand blended and poured using pure essential oils in a base of organic jojoba. There is no water or alcohol used in their perfume oil concentrates nor do they use chemical preservatives, stabilizers or additives. I love the fact that the Lurk Perfume Oils are hand blended and created in SOHO NYC. Read more
Posted on September 20, 2013 by
- Sunscreen with SPF (this one is obvious!): We currently love Sun Bum Continuous Spray, MD Solar Sciences Mineral Creme and these 3 sunscreens for summer.
- UPF Clothing: Your clothes only give you a UPF of 5, so UPF clothing is a necessity! We love Mott 50!
- Charcoal Scrub: Sweat and grime will clog up pores, so using a facial scrub with charcoal (the sulfur banishes blemishes) is a must!
- Hair Mask: Salt water and chlorine will rob your hair of moisture, so a good replenishing hair mask is in order! We love L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm, Salon Graphix Intensive Hair Repair Masque, and Gail’s DIY Homemade Deep Conditioning Mask.
- Bright Nail Polish: Cheerful colors are what summer is made of. We love Impala Palmeira Tropical and Essie Off the Shoulder (I love it as a hot pink French Manicure). Read more
Posted on June 4, 2013 by
Don’t you just love flipping your hair throughout the day and catching a whiff of your freshly washed locks? What if you could get a little more of that …without having to wash your hair again?
Check out the most incredible thing to touch my hair this year: hair perfume! Yum! Mane Teeze by T&M Hair Perfume is a gentle perfume for hair that leaves a long lasting DELICIOUS scent for up to 12 hours. That’s not even the most exciting part! It helps to extend the life of a blow dry! I’m the kind of girl that gets a blow out on Friday and doesn’t wash again until Monday. (If you think that’s gross, you must not have super long hair!) The franchise owners of the super trendy blo Blow Dry Bar, Tara and Melanie, came up with the idea of this delectable hair perfume so that we ladies can have great smelling hair all day, every day. Read more
Posted on March 18, 2013 by
There is nothing I love more than a candle that can fill the entire room with its scent without overwhelming your senses and the perfectly portioned body wash and body cream whose fragrance lingers long after your shower. If you have yet to own anything from the NEST Fragrances line, then you are simply missing out on the aforementioned. Read more
Posted on March 11, 2013 by
Avon launched it’s the third fragrance by the famous pop star Fergie, named Viva by Fergie last spring. The new fragrance is advertised as fearless and daring with the slogan “Live by Your Own Rules.”
“Viva is a fresh and unexpected fragrance that brings out the duality of a woman. Powerful, yet seductive, and living life by her own rules,” described Fergie.
The composition is fresh and floral, blended out of cooling herbs, fierce lavender and intriguing vetiver. The green opening is fresh and crisp without any fruity or citrus accords. Most fragrances use citrus to get that briskness but Viva relies on green herbals to bring it. Read more
Posted on February 21, 2013 by
Unlike traditional fragrances on the market, LAVANILA The Healthy Fragrance contains 100 percent natural ingredients. LAVANILA uses timeless blends of pure essential oils, active botanicals, and vita-rich technology for long-lasting, antioxidant-rich fragrances bursting with beauty benefits.
This irresistible, long wearing blend of passion fruit, guava, and peach nectar is steeped in a warm base of sandalwood and Madagascar vanilla. Created by master natural perfumers, this limited edition scent is uniquely infused with a romantic blend of powerful aphrodisiacs (blue lotus, clary sage, and juniper berry) prized for their seductive properties. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Read more
Posted on February 1, 2013 by
I love when my boyfriend wears cologne and thankfully he always wears scents that are pleasing to the senses. (Unlike memories of high school and the boys who would literally bathe themselves in cologne. Sometimes I wondered if they would douse themselves in it in lieu of a shower. But I digress…)
I don’t typically review men’s fragrance or grooming products here anymore, however I couldn’t pass up Atmysphere, which promises that it would create an intimate romantic atmosphere via the fragrance. It sounded much like those perfumes that claimed to have pheromones in them that would create attraction, however their website is very clear that there are no pheromones in this men’s fragrance. Curious, I informed my boyfriend that he was going to be a test subject. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind an intimate romantic atmosphere anyway…I mean what guy passes that up? Read more
Posted on January 14, 2013 by
If you are looking for a unique way to wear your perfume, or even a unique gift idea, then you’ll definitely want to take a look at Lisa Hoffman Beauty’s fragrance jewelry.
I’ve owned Lisa Hoffman Beauty products such as when her Spa Hand and Foot Butter were available, and her Madagascar Orchid Candle (this was heavenly and I wish she still sold them!) Amanda recently reviewed her Tuscan Fig Eau de Parfum, as well. Next on the list was her coveted fragrance jewelry, of which I tried the Madagascar Orchid Earrings (which of course smell just as divine as the candle did.) Read more
Posted on January 12, 2013 by
With the holidays wrapping up in just a few days, I’ve found myself scrambling to cram in as much Christmas cheer as possible, whether it’s blasting Santa, Baby or wrapping up gifts for those I didn’t get to see over the holidays. And now to my complete and utter delight, I can work a little Christmas into my beauty regimen, too.
Demeter has always been one of my go-to sites to scout scents because of their amazing selection of one-note fragrances…and I was psyched to discover they have 2 scents that capture the absolute essence of Christmas – Egg Nog and Christmas Tree.
Egg Nog is a deliciously sweet scent that I now habitually spray at my desk for an instant pick-me-up and a smile. Its creamy, vanilla-nutmeg aroma will make you immediately want to curl up in your softest sweater with a hot cup of cocoa.
Christmas Tree leaves nothing to the imagination. One spritz of this transported me to Christmas Tree hunting with my dad as a child – the fresh scent of fir is inarguably delicious. Because the scent is quite strong, it’s not something I prefer to wear as a personal fragrance, but I’ve been spritzing it all over my apartment throughout December. It’s almost as good as a real tree! Read more
Posted on December 27, 2012 by