Friday, December 2, 2022

Laura Mercier Holiday 2022 Collection

Laura Mercier Holiday 2022 Collection Review, Photos

A quick look at the fabulous new Laura Mercier holiday collection featuring luxurious body care and makeup as part of some great value sets. The Luxe Indulgence Almond Coconut Collection ($95; lauramercier.com) features full sizes of the Almond Coconut Body Cream, Honey Bath, and Eau de Toilette. The cozy almond coconut fragrance is perfect for the fall-winter season. The notes include Coconut, Almond and Vanilla, combined with Heliotrope and Musk. The Body Cream is thick and rich, but not greasy and the scent lingers on for a long time. The Honey Bath has a silky smooth consistency that leaves skin feeling soft and supple without stripping it of moisture. When layed with the Body Cream and Eau de Toilette, it makes for a luxurious body care treat. The Almond Coconut Milk Eau Gourmande is a beautiful sweet gourmand fragrance that is most prominently almond with hints of coconut and vanilla as the fragrance dries down. It is very longwearing and quite strong, but great for fall through early spring.

Luxe Indulgence Almond Coconut Collection Review, Photos
























The Cheek to Cheek Tinted Moisturizer Blush Duo ($35; sephora.com) is a fantastic value and I am so happy to have discovered this blush formula for my dry skin. Coastline and Southbound are both neutrals that add a pop of color with a subtle sheen. The formula blends nicely with fingers or a brush and fades minimally throughout the day. I love the consistency which isn’t too thick, yet has the right amount of creaminess to blend onto the skin seamlessly. This is a fantastic pick if you like natural looking blushes that brighten the face and is especially great for anyone with dry skin or texture.

Cheek to Cheek Tinted Moisturizer Blush Duo Review, photos, Swatches

Cheek to Cheek Tinted Moisturizer Blush Duo in Southbound, Coastline Review, photos, Swatches
























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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Lancome Idole Eau de Parfum Nectar

Lancome Idole Eau de Parfum Nectar Review, Photos

Idôle Eau De Parfum Nectar ($102; lancome-usa.com) is Lancome’s newest fragrance launch, a beautifully sweet gourmand fragrance with notes of roses, vanilla, caramel and popcorn. It's the most unique and also one of the stronger ones in the Idole family and perfect for the holiday season. The opening is sweet, floral sans the headiness since the rose feels comforting and sophisticated. While I don’t get a lot of the popcorn notes, I do get the vanilla and caramel during the dry down. It's a creamy, cozy scent that lasts the whole day on me. If you have a sensitive nose, this can get a little overwhelming as it does lean quite strong, but isn’t cloyingly sweet. The bottle, much like other Idole fragrances, is very sleek and beautifully designed. I think this makes for a fabulous gift for any beauty or fragrance lover and is a great gourmand to add to your fragrance list.


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Monday, November 28, 2022

Recent Hair And Skincare Discoveries From Kiehl's, Coco and Eve, Aveeno, Neostrata and More!

A few of my recent skin and haircare finds I've been trying out with quick reviews!



The Neostrata 15% Vitamin C + PHA Serum ($55; dermstore.com) is one of my favorite skincare products at the moment. It's a super lightweight vitamin C serum with PHA. It helps even out skin tone and also exfoliate lightly. I use it a few times a week during the night, after cleansing my face and before moisturizer. It isn't sticky at all and feels super lightweight. It has helped even out my skin tone nicely and also adds a nice glow without drying my skin out.



A few things that I’ve been loving from 100 % Pure recently. Their Coffee Bean Caffeine Face Cream ($49; 100percentpure.com) is a lightweight face cream that works well even under makeup. It is lightly fragranced and will make for a great face moisturizer in the summer as well. If you have very dry skin though, you might need something richer. The Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream ($29;100percentpure.com) is another great lightweight eye cream and great for the daytime if you need some extra moisture. The Apple Enzyme Exfoliating Cleanser ($32; 100percentpure.com) and Resurfacing Serum($49;100percentpure.com) are great, gentle exfoliating products. It's great for most skin types except very sensitive and does a great job of brightening and exfoliating skin.






Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve ($24; kiehls.com) is one of my favorite hydrating hand creams for winter. It is thick, rich and very hydrating especially during the colder season. It has a mild, medicinal scent and does take a while to absorb but does the job well. Kiehl’s also has a gorgeous Hydrating Hand Cream Holiday Gift Set featuring three of their hand creams on sale now as part of their holiday lineup which is a great way to try out this product.






Coco and Eve is brand new to me and I recently tried out a couple of their hair masks. They're both fabulous masks for dry ends and I like to use them once or twice a week. Both then Sweet Repair Hair Mask ($34; ulta.com) and Like a Virgin Hair Masks ($24; ulta.com) smell great and leave hair feeling soft and supple with a lot of shine. They don’t weigh down hair as long as they’re used once or twice a week.




Aveeno is one of my favorite drugstore brands for hair care. The Apple Cider Vinegar Blend ($7.99; target.com) range is a balancing and lightly clarifying hair care range for anyone with oily roots and dry ends. It also adds a lot of shine and bounce back to hair that looks lackluster. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a balancing shampoo and conditioner duo that cleanses gently without stripping hair of its natural oils.



Keratin Perfect makes some great haircare and their holiday travel edition of the Keratin Perfect Daily Smoothing Duo ($16; amazon.com) is a great way to try out the range, The Shampoo is more of an everyday shampoo that is lightweight, cleanses well and doesn’t dry out the scalp.The Conditioner is also a good detangler when followed up after the shampoo and doesn’t weigh hair down too much. These also smooth out hair greatly and make it more manageable.



Kopari’s Coconut Lip Glossy ($14; target.com) is a great lip balm with a super glossy shine. The formula is more of a thin gloss-balm that comes in a clear version which I love for day and nighttime and in a lightly tinted version for natural looking glossy nude lips. It's a great everyday lip balm and a little goes a really long way. This also looks great as a gloss topped over matte lipsticks.



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