• Determine which are your favorite scent families such as citrus, fresh, floral, oriental, sweet, spice, or wood.
•Test fragrance ads in fashion magazines.
•Don’t buy a fragrance only because you like the beautiful container that it comes in! [please ask for a sample to try at home to see if you really like it!]
•Buy a fragrance that both you and your partner like. Next time you purchase a new fragrance you should consider bringing your boyfriend/husband along to help you pick a fragrance you BOTH love!
•Keep your body chemistry in mind. Don’t buy a fragrance only because you liked it on someone else!
•Consider the season, Spring smells are light and sweet, Summer’s notes are floral and oceanic, while Fall and Winter favor earthy, spicy or musky scents.
•Before buying a fragrance that you are not so sure that you will still like when you get home, why not ask if they carry the fragrance in a travel size (sometimes during the holidays they have gift sets that include “minis”)
•Remember to wear a lighter fragrance for daytime, and save the bolder fragrances for nighttime!
•When you finally find a fragrance you love, consider buying a set that contains a lotion or powder of the same scent. (Otherwise consider wearing a fragrance-free lotion and/or deodorant, this way it won’t compete with your “fave” fragrance we just bought!)
•If you simply cannot find your signature fragrance, consider designing your own! YES, you read right! Try these amazing sites:
*Final tip: remember a little goes a long way!
Perfume should be applied to your pulse points: behind the ears, inner wrists, center of the neck and behind the knees.
Please let me know if you found this post helpful and comment which is your signature fragrance!
Thanks for reading!
According to Women’s Wear Daily,
French shoe designer, Christian Louboutin has entered the beauty industry! He has created a luxurious collection of nail polishes. However, decided to first launch his signature color Rouge Louboutin .
Priced at $50 in the US, Rouge Louboutin is described by the brand as ‘a timeless, vibrant red suited to any skin tone.’ Eight inches high, the bottle was inspired by the Ballerina Ultima shoe, the tallest heel Christian Louboutin has ever created, and features ombré-effect faceted glass and a pointed metallic cap that contains the brush.
According to WWD, the product supposedly has the highest percentage of pigment in the industry and each faceted crystal bottle takes 22 weeks to make.
This polish will be the most expensive, followed by Tom Ford ($32) and Chanel ($27).
Rouge Louboutin was the first enamel to hit the shelves of Saks Fifth Avenue and Louboutin stores around the nation this week. These sexy chic shades (Pop, Nude and Noir!) are $50 a bottle and will be sold in Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and select Sephora stores starting August 6. Christian Louboutin has decided to make his red bottom fanatics wait in anticipation for the rest of the 30 shades that will grace stores on August 31.
Source: WWD, Essence.com
Are you willing to pay $50 for nail polish?
Have a great weekend everyone!
Simple eye makeup remover
I was drawn to this particular product for two reasons: It is recommended for sensitive eyes and also removes waterproof mascara. ” What a great combo!” I thought to myself.
Well, I have to say that I was totally disappointed with this product!
I wear waterproof mascara on a daily basis, and trying to remove it was almost impossible; First it felt like I was using plain water, and the worst part was when my eyes began to sting! After that, I experienced some dryness around the eyes, as if I would of washed with soap and water; The worse part was that after all the tugging and rubbing, It did nothing to remove my mascara 😦
In conclusion, I do not recommend this product nor plan to repurchase it!
Maybelline Expert Eyes Moisturizing eye makeup remover
When I first tried this eye makeup remover, I thought: “Hmm, feels just like baby oil”. The only bad thing is that I had to go over each eye with two cotton balls to try and remove my mascara. After that, my eyes felt so oily; I guess it’s Ok if your going to wash your face after that; However if you’re just trying to fix a mishap when applying either your eyeshadow or eyeliner, it is way too greasy!
Almay One Coat Get Up And Grow Mascara
I have to say that I was somewhat excited when I saw this product. What was there not to like? Gentle mascara that helps your eyelashes grow!
As soon as I opened it I noticed that it had a big fluffy wand, which is great for creating volume; And it didn’t have a strong offensive smell, as with some other mascaras. I have to say that the outcome wasn’t that great, since by the middle of the day I took a glance of myself in the mirror, and I noticed that my mascara was flaking off! I just had the ” I slept with my makeup” look. This was definitely not the look I was aiming for. LOL!
L’oréal Paris Infallible eyeshadow
I had heard such good reviews on this product, that I decided to buy it. I purchased color 556 Smoldering Plum. I was a little surprised to see that the product was in between pressed and loose powder. It had a consistency of kids “moon sand”(Moldable wet sand). Before applying, I made sure to tap my brush, applied gently on lids and as soon as a looked up to see the finished product… What do I see? Some product appeared all the way to my crease, also tiny particles on my cheek! I tried removing it, but it was a little difficult, since it has that 24 hr staying power.
L’oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Mist
I decided to buy this product because it seemed like an easy and healthier way on achieving a tan. (Not that I need one, I’m already tan, lol!)
In the hot summer weather my arms always get darker than my legs, since most of the time I wear pants. I never wear shorts, since I am a little embarrassed. Perhaps, because I grew up with my grandmother, therefore I’m a little more conservative.
Sorry, back to my light legs. I wanted to wear a cute dress that I bought, but I looked a little funny with my dark arms and lighter legs 🙂
Before applying the product, I made sure I read the instructions. I washed and exfoliated my legs. I was a bit skeptical on how the outcome might be, so I only sprayed part of my leg and waited for it to dry. I didn’t see anything different, so I decided to go to bed, since It was late at night.
Oh, my God! the next day when I took a shower I noticed that a orange-brownish color developed during the night. So what I did, was to spray the remaining areas of my legs, hoping for a fantastic tan.
Day three: I was not sure whether to cry or laugh. Yes, it was that bad. The result: streaky and the worse part was when I saw my feet! Since you’re suppose to spray and let dry, sometimes it’s too wet that it just drips. Yes, you could see perfectly the drips of the tanning spray on the sides of my feet! I tried to remove desperately with soap and water, I exfoliated, but no luck.
So, guess who had to wear pants for a couple of days in the super hot weather? Yep! that would be me.
Question is, will I attempt trying this tanning spray again? I probably would…
So, that’s the end of my little horror stories. Please let me know if you have had any disappointments with any of your purchases.
Oh, yes and also any advice on which tanning products have worked for you.
This five-piece set was inspired by the unforgettable Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman).
Now you can recreate the character’s look with the amazing red lipstick, liner and polish included in this collection.
Also included is a mirrored compact inscribed with an iconic quote filled with neutral matte eyeshadows with names such as “Righteous”, “Tyrany”, “Furious” and “Anger”.
Oh, yes and a metal glitter eyeliner!
Find Urban Decay’s Pulp Fiction collection at Sephora and Ulta stores or online at Urban Decay starting July 16!
This Marge Simpson-inspired makeup collection was created to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary.
The line will be available for a special “one day only” pre-sale exclusive for San Diego’s Comic-Con attendees on July 26. For everyone else, the collection will launch online August 28, and in stores on September 4th.
The new Mac The Simpsons Fall 2014 is a 10 piece collection which will be available in a limited edition.
Collection will include:
That Trillion Dollar Look Quad
•Lisa’s spikes (lime green)
•Apple squished (kelly green)
•2 dozen and one greyhounds (olive green)
•chalkboard dreams (deep blackened teak)
Marge’s Extra Ingredients Quad
•Harpooned heart (light pink)
•Sexy PB & J (bright violet)
•Beehive blue (bright blue)
•Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner Bag (deep navy)
•Nacho cheese explosion (bright neon yellow)
•Grand Pumpkin (bright orange)
•Red Blazer (bright fuchsia)
•Itchy and Scratchy & Sexy (electric blue violet)
•Pink Sprinkles ( blue pink)
•Side Spray (light peach coral)
Nail Stickers Marge Simpson’s Cutie-cles
Hello there my beautiful friends!
Today, I will be listing the best makeup setting sprays that there are.(in my opinion.)
I believe that this is a must, especially on hot summer days; If you have oily skin, want more staying power, or plan to go to a party, I recommend the following:
1.Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Mist on this weightless spray to give your makeup serious staying power. All Nighter keeps your makeup looking gorgeously just-applied for up to 16 hours – without melting, cracking, fading or settling into fine lines.
Developed in an exclusive partnership with SKINDINÄVIA, our groundbreaking, clinically tested formula is suitable for all skin types and features patented Temperature Control Technology. Yep, this baby actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eyeshadow, blush and concealer in place – even in hot and humid or cold and windy conditions. The result? Smoother-looking skin and vibrant makeup that lasts all day (or all night).
2. Mac fix +
An aqua spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup.
3. Makeup for Ever Mist and Fix
A light and comfortable spray that sets all types of makeup and prolongs hold, even under extreme conditions. With the alcohol-free formula, makeup is protected by light, invisible film that feels comfortable on the skin. Enriched with chitosan, a marine algae extract, this makeup fixer spray protects skin against external damage caused by temperature changes, pollution, and other possible irritants.
4. Model in a Bottle
With just a few sprays of Model in a Bottle®, you can lock in that perfect makeup look with no more touchups. Our one-of-a-kind matte finish setting spray makes sure you stay gorgeous by holding your makeup in place all day or night! Model in a Bottle Original Makeup Setting Spray is resistant to smudging, tears, humidity and water. It’s the perfect setting solution for normal to oily skin.
5. Motives cosmetics 10 Years Younger Makeup Setting Spray
A setting spray that mists on to keep makeup from smudging or settling into fine lines. Keep your makeup looking vibrant all day with skin that has a glowing, dewy, youthful complexion.
6. Kat Von D Lock ‘N Load makeup setting spray
Lock n’ Load is a weightless mist that locks down your look for up to 16-hours, so makeup stays rockin’ all day and night long. Its Climate Balancing Ingredients help prevent makeup melt-downs when it’s hot and protects against dehydration and cracking in the cold. Ideal for all skin types, it won’t leave your skin feeling sticky or tight. It also works to prevent blush, eyeshadow, or lip color from fading, sliding, caking, or becoming excessively shiny.
7. Mary Kay finishing spray by Skindinävia
Set your look for lasting beauty! When makeup meltdown is not an option, give it the staying power to last up to 16 hours.
As a final step, helps makeup look freshly applied for hours.
Also works as a refresher any time of the day.
Dries quickly and washes off easily.
For any skin type, even oily.
8. Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray
The finishing spray that set the standard. This ultra-fine mist will keep your makeup looking fresh and flawless for up to 16 hours.
Skindinavia’s weightless formula prevents fading and meltdown, even in frigid temps and sweltering summer months.
Recommended for all skin types.
9. Nyx Cosmetics Makeup Setting Spray
Demand Perfection! For that fresh make up look that lasts, NYX Makeup Setting Sprays are lightweight and comfortable while working hard to make sure your makeup stays put. Available in a gorgeous Matte Shine-Free Finish or Dewy Fresh Glow.
10. Elf Makeup Mist and Set
Keep your makeup staying in place all day with a radiance boosting invisible hold with our new Makeup Mist & Set. The invigorating mist moisturizes and soothes the skin with key ingredients Aloe, Green Tea, Cucumber and Vitamins A, C & E. The lightweight, comfortable and alcohol free formula improves makeup wearability and prevents color from running
Hope that you find the one that’s right for you!