Spring fragrance for men: Valentino Uomo Born in Roma

Spring Love: Valentino Uomo Born in Roma Fragrance

Although it certainly doesn’t feel like it, today is the first day of the spring season. So happy first day of spring everyone. While we all would typically be out and about enjoying the season of renewal, most of us are hunkered down at home. We’re here to tell you that although the times may seem dour, there are lots of wonderful things to look out for. One of which is an enchanting spring fragrance, Valentino Uomo Born in Roma.

Spring fragrance for men: Valentino Uomo Born in Roma

Valentino Uomo Born in Roma was launched in 2019 and created by Antoine Maisondieu and Guillaume Flavigny. The Spring fragrance for men (or women), boasts aromatic sage and smoked vetiver to give the classic Valentino couture signature. It is then shaken by a cool vibrating facet of mineral salt and spicy ginger to give the fragrance an unmistakable edge.

Spring fragrance for men and women: Valentino Born in Roma

The Valentino Uomo Born in Roma (shown above with the Donna Born in Roma, is available for $95.00 on www.valentino.com), was born in a blend of Violet leaves absolute and smoked vetiver. A classic until the infusion of minerality; the spice of ginger, the mineral salt, and the radiance of a modern woody note. Both fragrances are sophisticated and modern accords that are inspired by Roma itself. The city where elegance has always intertwined with modernity, where classicism is magnified by edgy and vibrant life. A delicate subtle and yet unforgettable chemistry that has now been captured in gorgeous bottles.

Spring fragrance for men: Valentino Uomo Born in Roma

The striking bottles are designed with the iconic Valentino stud, inspired by Roman architecture. The woody and spicy fragrance boasts a very pleasant dry-down that lingers. You’ll definitely find yourself cozying up to your significant other a lot more. Valentino Uomo Born in Roma is available now in two sizes, 1.7oz/50ml, and 3.4oz/100ml.

Have you tried or gifted this fragrance yet? What are you thought on these fragrance notes?

Soapcreek Company: Artisan Soap that’s More than Just Eye Candy

Soapcreek Company: Artisan Soap That’s More Than Just Eye Candy

During this time of uncertainty and fear, the masses are buying up all hand sanitizers. The funny thing is, we’re not seeing the same reaction for soap. Maybe you guys are already stocked up or you’re just not buying because soaps are made from ingredients you’re not fans of. Or maybe you’re all looking for great-looking soaps that will love your skin. Today we’re going to introduce you to a wonderful organic soap company that leaves out synthetic fragrances, dyes, and other harsh chemicals. Instead, the artisan soaps from Soapcreek Company are made from sustainably-sourced essential oils, natural clays, minerals, butters, and herbs sourced both locally and worldwide. Plus, they’re wonderfully decorative.

Soapcreek Company: Artisan Soap that’s More than Just Eye Candy

Not only are the hand-poured and hand-mixed Soapcreek Company soaps are available in a wide variety; 21 glorious artisan soap offerings to be exact. We had the pleasure of experiencing four of these large and luxurious 6 oz bars. These four included:

Island Citrus – your skin and your senses will love the combination of hydrating Mango butter, fresh coconut milk, citrus essential oils and a touch of sweet balsam. This combination rejuvenates, brightens, tones, softens, soothes chapped, raspy, or sensitive skin.

Lavender Honey – calm and refresh your skin at the same time with this dual soap bar. Soothing Aloe and French Clay, along with a layer of raw honey holds moisture, relaxes, soothes and heals the skin. Floral lavender oil with a hint of citrus controls sebum.

Carrot Honey – this gentle bar features Carrot puree, making it high in vitamins A and E to nourish your skin. The honey holds moisture, while goat milk nourishes your skin. We’re currently enjoying using this amazing soap; we love the invigorating touch of clary sage oil, a great antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory that’s perfect for stress reduction.

Orange Honey Blossom – this earthy soap combines rich Cocoa Butter and honey with exfoliating orange peel to make it a moisturizing treat. The addition of Ylang Ylang, bergamot, and sweet orange essential oils relieves anxiety and brightens dull, oily, or wrinkled skin.

Soapcreek Company: Artisan Soap that’s More than Just Eye Candy

Each award-winning Soapcreek Company artisan soap retails for $9.99 each on www.soapcreek.com. Indulge in each scent all day by pairing it with accompanying body products like the Body Buttercream, Cane Sugar Whips, Hand & Body Emulsions, and more.

KISS Falscara Lash Wisps

MUA Carolina Gonzalez Welcomes New Lash Innovation, KISS Falscara

Kiss is set to do for the eyelash category what it’s done for nail polish – make it easy, convenient and affordable for all. With the launch of their KISS Falscara, they are disrupting the expensive lash extension industry with eyelash wisps that are easy to apply, comfortable, and look amazingly natural.

KISS Falscara Lash WispsLash Master Class with MUA Carolina Gonzalez

To celebrate the launch, we attended a lash master class hosted by Celebrity Makeup Artist Carolina Gonzalez. She taught us how to achieve the perfect las look in minutes. The KISS Falscara Starter Kit, which includes BOND (to prime & prep lashes), WISPS (with a unique microband and featherlight fibers), SEAL (to remove residue and lock WISPS in place for all-day wear), and an APPLICATOR (for optimal WISP placement).

KISS Falscara Lash Wisps

What makes the KISS Falscara wisps so wonderful (aside from being incredibly affordable)? They go under your natural lashes (not above them) and results as beautiful as lash expensive extensions. They’re also reusable up to 3 times. The KISS Falscara Kits ($19.99) come in three lash styles – Lengthening, Volumizing, and Lifting lashes. These three lash styles, just like the Bond & Seal ($9.99) and Applicator ($5.99), can be purchased separately at $6.99 each.

In 3 easy steps, you’ll on your way to fabulous lashes. As you can see from the above photos, the difference in lash length and volume is very noticeable. Check out how easy it is to apply because if you can apply mascara, you can use Falscara.

Step 1: Brush a light coat of BOND on natural lashes.

Step 2: Use the included Falscara APPLICATOR to pluck a WISP from the tray. Pick up a WISP from the middle-outer end for optimal control and application. One by one, gently place the WISPS underneath the base of your natural lashes, slightly away from the waterline.

Step 3: Dab on a thin coat of SEAL under WISPS (this final touch eliminates any sticky residue and holds Falscara WISPS in place)! Do not apply mascara before or after Falscara. To prolong the life of your APPLICATOR and WISPS, after use wipes off any BOND residue with rubbing alcohol or makeup remover.

To Remove: Use Falscara Eyelash Remover as directed, or gently peel wisps off from under lashes. Pro tips: Watch the how-to video on www.kissusa.com.

Indonesian Beauty Secret: Juara Rice Facial Cleanser

Juara Rice Facial Cleanser: The Indonesian Beauty Secret

As some of you may know, I very recently moved; while I’m ready for all the fun and adventure my new apartment will bring, I found myself playing scavenger hunt with my beloved skincare products. Because I still have several boxes to unpack, I made the mistake of buying a grocery store facial cleanser (one for acne as the stress of moving was breaking me out). Big mistake because my skin ended up paying for it in the end. Luckily, I was rescued (and currently healing), thanks to rice water, specifically the Juara Rice Facial Cleanser. If you’re not yet familiar, rice water is Asia’s best-kept secret. Rice water is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It boasts ferulic acid (an antioxidant) and allantoin, an organic compound that helps soothe and heals the skin.

Indonesian Beauty Secret: Juara Rice Facial Cleanser

After just one use of the Juara Rice Facial Cleanser, my tight and dry skin felt clean, softer, and smoother. This sulfate-free, lightly foaming cleanser removes all traces of makeup and dirt without stripping skin. Thanks to its combination of gentle, effective cleansing agents, Vitamin-rich Rice Bran and Candlenut Oil, your skin is left refreshed, hydrated and revitalized. Inspired by the traditional rice water rinse common in Indonesia as a softening and brightening treatment, the Rice Bran softens and smoothes skin while the Candlenut Oil moisturizes and helps mend rough, chapped skin without clogging your pores.

Our skin was left feeling soft, smooth, and clean without the dryness that’s plagued while using the grocery store purchase. It’s even gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin, as well as acne break-out prone skin. This rich in natural Vitamin B cleanser also helps soothe skin and reduce redness.

The Juara Rice Facial Cleanser is 100% vegetarian. It is Dermatologist-tested, free of Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, mineral oil, gluten, artificial colorants, and harsh chemicals.

The 4.5oz/133ml bottle of Juara Rice Facial Cleanser is available for $29.00 on www.amazon.com and  www.juaraskincare.com.

 

New Fragrance: FLOWERBOMB DEW

NEW Fragrance Launch: Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Dew

Have you ever experienced the scent of rain or snow in the air? Have you ever indulged in the smell of morning dew? We love those scents because it reminds us that we are connected to nature and are a part of it. One waft of the new Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Dew fragrance and you will quickly become connected to the upcoming Spring season. You’ll find yourself completely surrendering your senses to the fresh, floral notes of Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Dew.

New Fragrance: FLOWERBOMB DEW

Fans of sweet fragrances will adore its blend of three accords and appreciate it’s fresh lightness. The three accords include:

  1. The Delicate Dew Accord: a dewy fresh and sparkling rose with a hint of vibrant pink pepper (Dewy Rose Accord – Rose Essential Essence – Rose Oxyde).
  2. The Sensual Accord: a feminine orris with an almondy addiction (Orris Concrète – Heliotrope Accord – Cashmeran).
  3. The Second-Skin Accord: a soft and enveloping musk with creamy vanilla notes (Hedenolide Musk – Ambrette Seeds Absolute – Vanilla Bean CO2 Extract).

New Fragrance: Viktor&Rolf FLOWERBOMB DEW

With crisp, sparkling and succulent top notes of Pear Accord and Bergamot Essence, Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Dew captivates the senses with a first Delicate Dew Accord featuring its star ingredient of the Dewy Rose Accord, which smoothly opens to a floral, sensual heart highlighted by iridescent, musky addictive nuances from the Ambrette Seeds Absolute. The precious Dewy Rose Accord captures a rose that grows in water infused with transparent dew for a scent that melts like water on your skin.

A garden rose from the tea rose family, the Dewy Rose is a hybrid rose conceived from breeding hybrid perpetual roses and tea roses. Growing in water, the result is a magnificent flower tinted with rosy and white striations, which continue to unveil their beauty – petal by petal – from Spring’s first moments to Autumn.

The second, Sensual Accord is accented with a tea facet enhanced by the feminine Orris Concrète LMR note – rich with its powerful, floral trail. This new opus reveals both an addictive and sensual dry down, where the Heliotrope Accord’s almondy, floral, balsamic and vanilla-scented notes blend with the woody, ambery, musky sensuality of Cashmeran.

The third and final Second-Skin Accord is illuminated by Hedenolide musk; Ambrette Seeds Absolute and Vanilla Bean CO² Extract brings the iconic Flowerbomb core scent full circle with its iridescent and musky addiction.

Viktor&Rolf refresh their fragrance universe with this new light, sensual yet powerful dew mist that applies as a delicate and natural second-skin, that naturally accentuates and compliments. Like a subtle drop of moisture on a rose petal from the morning dawn, Flowerbomb Dew silkens over fresh, dewy skin. It ushers in a new day, a new opportunity, an exploration of the senses, a transformation and a return to essentials.

Get a 1.7 oz/50ml floriental musky perfume for women for $115.00 on Us.Viktor-Rolf.com.

Zodica Perfumery Zodiac Fragrances

Zodica Perfumery: Your Zodiac Scent and Fragrance Soulmate

Have you ever wondered about the essence of your zodiac sign? Or what it would smell like? When it comes to dating and even friendship, we take birth or zodiac signs very seriously. We use our signs to describe our personalities and find our perfect mates, so why not use it to find our perfect fragrance. That’s the whole idea behind Zodica Perfumery. The small-batch, artisanal line of celestial-inspired fine fragrances each reflect the emotion and season of its sign, as designed by founder Kristi Moe.

Zodica Perfumery Zodiac Fragrances

The fragrances from Zodica Perfumery are designed to be worn in three ways: by your sign, by the season, or by attraction. You may embrace your sign, reflect the current season, or attract the sign’s intention into your day through scent and spoken-word. You may remember we highlighted them in our Valentine’s Day fragrance gift set feature.

Zodica Perfumery Zodiac Fragrances

We had the wonderful pleasure of attending the press launch of Zodica Fragrances to discover the pairing of our astrological signs with the perfect fragrance notes. Would Zodica perfectly capture the essence of Scorpios? The short answer, yes!!

We already knew what fragrance notes we were attracted to – sweet, oriental, and spicy. As soon as we smelled the Scorpio Crystal Infused Zodiac EDP, we knew it was perfect. The “Scorpio zodiac perfume captivates dark Autumn with a fierce oriental theme.” This blend of Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Patchouli, and Oak Moss would be the exact same fragrance we’d purchase for ourselves. As an intuitive sign, we love the fact that the Scorpio fragrance is infused with Black Obsidian crystals. This crystal helps to unearth shadows and clear negative energy. In fact, each Zodica Fragrance is infused with crystals and a poem; the poem is meant to be spoken before wearing to unleash the inspired intention into the universe.

Zodica Perfumery Zodiac Fragrances

As previously said, each perfume is paired with a poem meant to be spoken and unleashed into the universe. We enjoyed an amazingly calming and mind-clearing meditation class with sound vibration at the wonderful Inscape Studio.

Inscape Studio NYC

All 12 zodiac signs are available in the following products:

50ml Crystal Infused Zodiac Perfume, $125.00 – this sprayer is removable so you can refill the travel size and eventually remove the stones to use in meditation or Reiki.

8ml Gift Set Twist & Spritz, $40.00 – a travel size perfume housed in an unbreakable container.

Hair Perfume Serum, $34.00 –  a hair serum that adds shine and scent that lasts all day. It features a natural UV filter and vitamins to protect and nourish dry hair. It prevents fading in color-treated hair and boasts Argan oil moisturizes that defrizzes hair. This multitasker also doubles as a dry body oil.

All Zodica Perfumery fragrances are handcrafted in the USA with organic ingredients. They are all cruelty-free, vegan, and gluten-free.

Makeup Lzunch: Revlon X Ashley Graham Never Enough Lip Collection

NEW Revlon X Ashley Graham Never Enough Lip Collection

Beauty addicts know, when it comes to makeup, enough is never enough. This is why we’re excited to dive right into the new Revlon x Ashley Graham Never Enough Lip Collection. This versatile lip collection from the Brand Ambassador offers shades that can be worn alone but beg to be mixed and matched for a variety of intensities, textures, and finishes.

Makeup Launch: Revlon X Ashley Graham Never Enough Lip Collection

Ashley’s sophisticated style shines through each component. Get ready for luxe glossy packaging, shimmer caps, and Ashley’s silver-foiled signature. After the success of the limited edition Revlon x Ashley Graham Lip Kits in Worship and Unapologetic, Ashley and Revlon expanded the collection, featuring her favorite lip products in diverse shades. The lip collection features glosses in soft, everyday shades, high-impact kits and lip colors for dramatic lips that do all the talking.

Revlon x Ashley Graham Never Enough Lip Super Lustrous The Gloss ($8.99)

Revlon X Ashley Graham Never Enough Lip Collection

Boasting a high-shine formula, Ashley curated 6 all-new, soft, everyday shades that take any look to the next level. Infused with Agave, Moringa Oil and Capuacu Butter, your lips will shine with a soft, natural finish. You’ll need not worry that they will feel sticky or tacky. The 6 shades are Fiery Spirit, Wild One, Flourish, Vibrant Soul, Feelin’ It, and Into The Bloom.

Revlon x Ashley Graham Never Enough Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor ($9.99)

Revlon X Ashley Graham Never Enough Lip Collection

Ashley’s favorite Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color gets 6 all-new limited-edition dramatic shades that work for everyone. The lightweight liquid lipstick has a lush, moisturizing feel with a 100% wax-free gel formula and plush doe-foot applicator. The 6 shades include Hot In Here, Ride or Die, Rocking Red, Keep It Real, Loud And Proud, and Red Affair.

Never Enough Lip Kit in Worship

Both the lip gloss and lip color collection are available this month on www.revlon.com and www.walmart.com; Look out for it on www.amazon.com and drug/mass retailers nationwide in March 2020. The limited-edition Worship and Unapologetic lip kits are available now.

NEW Revlon Super Lustrous The Luscious Mattes

Matte Lips – Elevated: NEW Revlon Super Lustrous The Luscious Mattes

Are you ready for the world’s most iconic lipstick in a matte? What better way to celebrate the Super Lustrous’ lipstick 80th Anniversary than with a new launch. Say goodbye to draggy, drying, heavy matte lipsticks and hello to the NEW Revlon Super Lustrous The Luscious Mattes; With their modern take on matte lipsticks, Revlon delivers the most comfortable, true velvet matte lipstick with a virtually undetectable feel on lips.

Lipsticks: Revlon Super Lustrous The Luscious Mattes Lipsticks: Revlon Super Lustrous The Luscious Mattes

The light and creamy formula is infused with a botanical complex that won’t flake, feather, or dry your lips. Its ingredient list boasts Agave, Moringa Oil and Cupuacu Butter that softens without dragging while it saturates your lips with intense matte color. What makes this modern matte so wonderful? Check out these key features and benefits:

  • Microfine velvet pigments that provide intense, vivid and full-coverage color in one swipe
  • Indulge in a smooth, creamy feel that instantly smooths and hydrates your lips
  • A sleek matte to-the-touch black tube with slim gold ring detail
  • A precise bullet shape for easy application

Lipsticks: Revlon Super Lustrous The Luscious Mattes Lipsticks: Revlon Super Lustrous The Luscious Mattes

The range of 24 classic and trend-forward shades, ranging from nudes, pinks, reds, browns, and plums, allows you to create a dramatic lip look with a true matte finish. The stunning shades include:

Black Cherry – matte black cherry
Candy Addict – matte bubblegum pink
Crushed Rubies – matte candy apple red
Getting Serious – matte terracotta red
Heartbreaker – matte hot pink
If I Want To – matte apricot nude
Insane – matte deep raspberry
Make It Pink – matte cotton candy pink
Pick Me Up – matte toasty nude mauve
Shameless – matte dusty rose mauve
Show Off – matte ruby red
Wild Thoughts – matte rose mauve
Spiced Cocoa* – matte spiced cinnamon brown
Hot Date* – matte vibrant magenta
On Fire* – matte tangerine red
Kiss & Tell* – matte deep plum
Untold Stories* – matte rose nude
Hot Chocolate* – matte cocoa taupe brown
Rhythm & Blues* – matte vibrant indigo
Moonlight* – matte slate gray
Onyx* – matte black
After Hours* – matte deep Bordeaux
Cherries In The Snow* – matte creamy fuschia
Fire & Ice* – matte hot pink red

*Available Online Only

Ready for your new favorite matte red? looking for the perfect pink or nude? Are you bold enough to effortlessly wear matte vibrant indigo, slate gray or black lips? Then these elevated matte lipsticks are perfect for you. Find your new favorite matte shade now.

The Revlon Super Lustrous The Luscious Mattes Lipsticks are available now for $9.49 at drug and mass retailers nationwide and www.revlon.com.