Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc For Her

Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc For Her



Fleur Musc For Her ($100 for 1.6 oz; $124 for 3.3 oz; shop.nordstrom.com) is Narciso Rodriguez’s newest fragrance, a vibrant, bold, passionate floral with notes of Pink Pepper, Rose, Peony, Musk, Patchouli and Amber. The bottle, in a bright, cheerful pink is a gorgeous design, similar to the other fragrances from the line and perfectly fits with the description of the fragrance. Fleur Musc For Her starts off fresh and very floral - lots of the rose, musk and pink pepper are prominent and linger on through the dry down. There’s a bit of the patchouli I can detect, but not a lot of it as it settles down. The rose and musk is what I love the most about most of the Narciso Rodriguez fragrance line, but this one has a certain youthfulness to it that makes it apt for the warmer spring/summer months. It is a notch lighter than the other NR fragrances I have tried, yet packs a strong floral punch that is perfect for a warm, sunny day. The longevity is quite good and is perfect for anyone who loves the rose-musk blend in one fragrance, both of those being the most detectable notes in a sweet, creamy amber base. Overall, if you are looking for a feminine, youthful, yet quite a sophisticated floral, Fleur Musc is absolutely one you should try. 

Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc For Her



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Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash And Hydra Boost Serum

Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash And Hydra Boost Serum


The Gentle Foaming Face Wash ($36; elemis.com) and Hydra Boost Serum ($72 ;elemis.com) are two new launches from Elemis that I’ve now been loving for quite sometime. I like the Gentle Foaming Face Wash as a second cleanser after removing makeup. It does a good job of leaving skin feeling pretty clean without stripping skin of natural oils. It is quite fragranced though, but the formula is gentle enough to work on most skin types. The Hydra Boost Serum is a lightweight hydrating serum that I like under moisturizer during the day. The Hydra Boost line is targeted at normal-dry skin types that need a moisture boost without heaviness or tacky feeling. The serum absorbs quickly and does a great job of keeping my skin feeling balanced and well prepped for makeup. Overall, loving these two launches by Elemis, especially this time of the year when I don’t want to use anything too heavy or layer on too much skincare.

Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash And Hydra Boost Serum
Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash And Hydra Boost Serum
Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash And Hydra Boost Serum
Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash And Hydra Boost Serum





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Monday, April 17, 2017

L'Occitane Divine Eye Balm

L'Occitane Divine Eye Balm



The Divine Eye Balm ($98; usa.loccitane.com) is a new launch from L’Occitane, a very luxurious under eye treatment that targets fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. Its a rich eye cream that works for day and night since it sinks in instantly and leaves no greasy residue behind. A little bit goes a really long way and I love the soft, whipped texture of this one. Its great under makeup and does not make my concealer/foundation crease or move around much. I’ve tried quite a few products from the Divine line by L’Occitane and have never been disappointed, this one included! Its a small jar, though I’m assuming it would last me months since I’ve barely used it up after a good few weeks. I also love how moisturized and fresh it leaves my under eye area, especially on days I haven’t had much sleep. Its one I could see myself using all through the year since the richer texture absorbs very well and doesn’t leave much of a trace behind. While I haven’t seen a great change with my dark circles, I can certainly say this one does a fabulous job of perking up the under eye area, making it look less tired and very moisturized, perfectly ready for concealer application.

L'Occitane Divine Eye Balm

L'Occitane Divine Eye Balm
L'Occitane Divine Eye Balm



*Press Sample.