Friday, August 26, 2016

Tuscan Soul La Corte Eau de Parfum by Salvatore Ferragamo

Tuscan Soul La Corte Eau de Parfum by Salvatore Ferragamo



Tuscan Soul La Corte Eau de Parfum ( ($190; saksfifthavenue.com) is a new launch from Salvatore Ferragamo, a floral oriental fragrance with notes of Jasmine Absolute, Almond Milk, White Lily, Iris, Vanilla Bourbon Absolute and White Amber. The packaging is absolutely beautiful and the fragrance pays homage to Tuscan History where ideas, arts and life were shaped and brought to their maximum splendor. Although a unisex scent, the notes leans a tad towards the feminine side. The opening is very fresh, not too heady and quite floral.- quite a bit of the Jasmine, Iris and White Lily with a touch of the Almond Milk is what I get. The dry down is rich and creamy, the delicious vanilla kicks in as the fragrance dries down, along with the sensual amber. Its definitely a year-round fragrance for me that has fabulous longevity and sillage!

Tuscan Soul La Corte Eau de Parfum by Salvatore Ferragamo
Tuscan Soul La Corte Eau de Parfum by Salvatore Ferragamo
Tuscan Soul La Corte Eau de Parfum by Salvatore Ferragamo



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Malin + Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil


Malin + Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil


The Recovery Treatment Oil ($82; malingoetz.com) is a new launch from Malin + Goetz, a blend of nine natural oils that helps protect and renew skin’s appearance. The oil is super lightweight and absorbs instantly. It comes housed in a glass bottle and a few drops is all I need for my face and neck. Since it is super lightweight and fast absorbing, its a great one to mix into creams and lotions. There’s absolutely no residue or a greasy feel after application and it is almost traceless making it a great oil for prepping skin before makeup as well. The texture and scent are both very similar to the Kiehl's' Midnight Recovery Concentrate, but this one is a tad moisturizing, yet leaves no film. I have pretty dry skin and found this as a good one to use for day and night, but if you do have very oily or breakout prone skin, do check the ingredients since it is loaded with quite a few oils. Overall, if you like facial oils, but not the greasy feel and want something for all through the year that brightens and moisturizes this is one to add to your list!

Malin + Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil
Malin + Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil



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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Shiseido Bio-Performance LiftDynamic Cream

Shiseido Bio-Performance LiftDynamic Cream


Bio-Performance LiftDynamic Cream ($110; sephora.com) is a new anti-aging, sculpting cream from Shiseido that helps visibly firm, lift and moisturize aging skin. Its a rich moisturizer that can be used day and night, that also helps defining facial contours while adding softness and moisture back. The texture is lovely - its quite thick, but super easily sinks in and a little goes a really long way. It does feel firming, almost like a balm going on and moisturizes my dry skin really well without any greasiness or residue. There’s quite a bit of added fragrance to it, but I quite enjoy it and don’t mind the pleasant scent. I find this to be a lovely anti aging cream, perfect if you are in your 30’s and have dry skin that leans sensitive. Its firming, feels light although has a thick, rich consistency and moisturizes really well. The jar packaging also includes a small spatula like most Shiseido skincare. Overall, a very luxurious anti aging cream to try if you are looking for something effective, lightweight and firming!

Shiseido Bio-Performance LiftDynamic Cream

Shiseido Bio-Performance LiftDynamic Cream


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