Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Arizona Eau de Parfum by Proenza Schouler

Arizona Eau de Parfum by Proenza Schouler


Arizona Eau de Parfum by Proenza Schouler ($100 for 1.7 oz; saksfifthavenue.com) is new for Spring/Summer, a gorgeous fresh, playful floral that includes an innovative floral accord of white cactus flower, blended with notes of creamy orris, jasmine, orange flower, solar accord, musk and cashmeran. To me, its a really nice, grown up scent, very feminine, not too sweet, yet floral with the right notes of cashmeran and musk to give it a certain softness. The opening is rather sharp, more of a clean green scent from the orange flower and jasmine that dries down to a soft floral with the musk coming through. The bottle is minimalistic and nice - goes well with the description of the scent. The longevity is great too and a perfect spring/summer scent that I could actually wear all though the year!

Arizona Eau de Parfum by Proenza Schouler



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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Algenist POWER Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturizer

Algenist POWER Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturizer



Algenist’s POWER Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturizer ($85; sephora.com) is one of my current moisturizers in rotation. Its an anti aging moisturizer that helps visibly improve skin texture and adds moisture and and elasticity to skin. It comes packaged in a heavy 2oz jar and a little goes a really long way with this one. It has an almost soft, whipped consistency and no scent as far as my nose can detect. Its a very silky cream that goes on smooth, but takes a while to completely sink in. I think this is a good one for anyone with very dry skin, but if you lean towards the normal-oily side of the spectrum it could make you a tad more oily through the day. I have very dry skin and my skin drinks it up. It feels great going on and is nice under makeup too. I also have seen that some of my very fine lines on my forehead look filled in with continued use and skin looks overall plump on days I use this. I do switch this up with a few other moisturizers since it can get a tad too rich for me some days. That apart, its a pricey, but good moisturizer for anyone in their 30’s wanting a good daytime moisturizer to combat dryness and get more of a refined skin texture. 

Algenist POWER Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturizer
Algenist POWER Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturizer
Algenist POWER Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturizer



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Six Fabulous Under $10 Beauty Finds

Some fabulous under $10 beauty bits I'm currently loving! 

Six Fabulous Under $10 Beauty Finds




The JASON Nourishing Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Cream ($6;00 Whole Foods) is fantastic moisturizer for all over the body, especially on dry hands and feet. It has a whipped consistency and a fairly quick absorbing texture that helps retain moisture and keep skin soft and smooth. The scent was a little bothersome for me though, but that apart its a good one to use if you are looking for a cocoa butter based cream.

JASON Nourishing Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Cream


The Wheat Germ Vitamin E Hand & Body Lotion ($6; Whole Foods) is another good moisturizer from JASON that I like to use all over the body. It feels more like a lotion and is very fast absorbing. Its a good one for all skin types, especially very dry. The scent is okay, but it does fade pretty soon.

Wheat Germ Vitamin E Hand & Body Lotion


The Rimmel Brow This Way Pomade ($4; target.com) is a brow pomade in a pencil form. Its a tad waxy, helps tame brow hairs in place and the color, Dark Brown is a decent match for my dark hair. It is kind of easy to go overboard with this one, but definitely one I’d recommend if you want a quick fix and have a thicker brows that need very little filling.

Rimmel Brow This Way Pomade
Rimmel Brow This Way Pomade


The Live Clean Fresh Water Hand Soap ($4.99; target.com) is a very clean smelling, non-drying hand soap. The formula is moisturizing and cleanses well without any residue.  A good, basic hand soap to have and fabulous for the price. 

Live Clean Fresh Water Hand Soap


The reformulated Insta-Dry Nail Polishes ($4; target.com) and Big Polish Guards ($6; target.com) are both new from Sally Hansen. The polishes are opaque, come in some really beautiful shades and the brush is flat, wide and covers in one stroke. The Big Polish Guards Cuticle Protectors are good if you are messy with your nail polish application and don’t like cleaning up the edges later on. They fit well for the most part, but I did have to be careful while peeling them off since its easy to mess up your polish despite these. 

Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Nail Polishes and Big Polish Guards
Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Nail Polishes and Big Polish Guards
Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Nail Polishes and Big Polish Guards



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