Thursday, January 26, 2023

Two Must Have Lip Products From HIGHR Collective

HIGHR Collective Lipstick in Blue Jeans, California Lip Milk Review, Photos, Swatches

HIGHR Collective is a luxury lip brand that is new to me and these have been a couple of my favorite lip products for a glossy, nude lip. The Certified B Corp Luxury Lipstick in Blue Jeans ($32 ; highrcollective.com) is a moisturizing, smooth lipstick with a creme finish. The packaging is beautiful - comes with a magnetic closure, has a small mirror for touch ups too. Blue Jeans is a perfect nude for medium-dark skin tones and looks fabulous when paired with a lip liner or by itself. The finish is more of a hybrid between creme and satin and feels very comfortable to wear. I would recommend a lip balm underneath if you have very dry lips. The California Lip Milk ($28 ; highrcollective.com) is a sheer, subtle shimmery treatment lip gloss with a moisturizing jelly texture. I love the applicator and how it can be worn alone or over a lipstick for a glossy, no makeup look. It isn't too sticky and the subtle shimmer adds a gorgeous, glossy finish on bare lips. HIGHR products are also certified B corp, organic, 100% vegan and cruelty free. The small, but well edited shade selection among the lipsticks are gorgeous and flattering on a variety of skin tones.

HIGHR Collective Lipstick in Blue Jeans, California Lip Milk Review, Photos, Swatches

HIGHR Collective Lipstick in Blue Jeans, California Lip Milk Review, Photos, Swatches

HIGHR Collective Lipstick in Blue Jeans, California Lip Milk Review, Photos, Swatches
























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Sunday, December 25, 2022

Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia Cologne Fluted Edition

Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia Cologne Fluted Edition Review, photos













Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia Cologne ($155; jomalone.com)  is a chypre fruity fragrance and their fluted edition bottle launched recently as a limited edition addition to the line. The notes include Pear, Melon, Freesia, Rose, Musk, Patchouli, Rhubarb and Amber. English Pear and Freesia is a gorgeous transitional scent that I can use all through the year and is perfect for anyone who likes light, crisp florals with a hint of fruitiness. The opening is soft and floral with notes of rose, pear and melon. The florals aren’t heady and the fruity notes don’t overpower the florals. The Musk, Patchouli and Amber peek through during dry down, keeping the fragrance soft and interesting. The longevity like most Jo Malone fragrances is average. This is a great fragrance for anyone who loves their fruity-florals without the cloying sweetness of the fruity notes, yet wants a fresh, clean soft floral that can be worn any season.


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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Last Minute Luxury Beauty & Fragrance Gifts From Westman Atelier, Rose Inc, Kerastase And More!

A quick roundup of some luxury beauty standout kits that I'm absolutely loving this holiday season! 

The Squeaky & Cheeky Duo in Ma Puce and Chouchette ($48; sephora.com) is a fabulous set featuring two amazing best sellers from Westman Atelier., The Squeaky Clean Liquid Lip Balm in Ma Puce is a shiny, moisturizing lip balm with a smooth, non sticky texture. I love the way it feels on my lips and how hydrating it is especially for this time of the year. Ma Puce is a sheer berry and perfect for a subtle tint with shine. The Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Chouchette is a gorgeous peachy pink cream blush that blends effortlessly. The Squeaky Clean Lip Balm is a full size while Baby Cheeks is a deluxe size. I’d highly recommend this kit for any luxury beauty lover or if you want to explore the brand.

Squeaky & Cheeky Duo in Ma Puce and Chouchette

Squeaky & Cheeky Duo in Ma Puce and Chouchette Review, Photos, Swatches

The Rose Inc Satin Lip Trio is a beautiful kit featuring three Rose Inc. Satin Lip Colors ($28; sephora.com). These lipsticks are hydrating, smooth and have medium coverage that can be built up to full coverage. I love the packaging and the texture as well. There's a nude color for every skin tone and the lipstick itself is also refillable when purchased in the full size.

Rose Inc. Satin Lip Colors Review, Photos, Swatches

Rose Inc. Satin Lip Colors In Besotted, Poised and Intuitive Swatches
























The NEST Crystallized Ginger and Vanilla Bean ($58; nestnewyork.com) is a new holiday scent with notes of Ginger, Vanilla Bean and Oat Milk.. It's a sweet, spicy, cozy holiday fragrance and the reed diffuser fills up any room with a nice scent without overpowering which I love.

NEST Crystallized Ginger and Vanilla Bean Reed Diffuser
























The Narciso Rodriguez Holiday Purse Spray Trio ($39; macys.com) is a fabulous travel kit from one of my favorite fragrance brands. I love all three of these fragrances (Narciso Rodrigiez for Her EDT, EDP and Pure Musc For Her) and the amazing lasting power as well. I love these for all through the year, but they are great fall-winter scents as well. If you are a fragrance lover, this is a must have mini kit to have for on the go.

Narciso Rodriguez Holiday Purse Spray Trio
























Here’s two of my favorite skincare sets from Goldfaden MD for the holidays. The Radiant Skin Starter Kit ($55; goldfadenmd.com) is a three piece skincare kit featuring one of my favorite physical exfoliators, The Doctor’s Scrub. It's a slightly gritty, but non-abrasive exfoliator that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. The Ultimate Hydration Duo ($45; goldfadenmd.com) is also fantastic for this time of the year. The Hands To Heart Anti Aging Hand Treatment, is very nourishing, helps smoothen cuticles and softens skin nicely. The Lip Therapy is also good for the nighttime and keeps lips hydrated and plump, smoothing out fine lines. The Vital Boost Moisturizer is good for all skin types and is very gentle to add to your skincare routine.

GoldFadenMD Holiday Kits 2022 Review, Photos

GoldFadenMD Holiday Kits 2022 Review, Photos

GoldFadenMD Holiday Kits 2022 Review, Photos

GoldFadenMD Holiday Kits 2022 Review, Photos
























Kerastase is one of my favorite hair care brands and their Nutritive range is meant for dry, frizzy hair. The Shampoo by itself is super hydrating and smoothing. The Conditioner and Nectar Thermique are great to follow up with and leave hair feeling soft, bouncy and manageable, Kerastase also has some great hair care sets, some of which can be found here. The Nutritive Severely Dry Hair Deep Treatment Hair Care Set ($137; kerastase.com) is a great value and comes with full sizes. I absolutely love the scent of this range and would definitely recommend it if you like luxury hair care that does what it promises.

Kerastase Nutritive Severely Dry Hair Deep Treatment Hair Care Set Review, Photos

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