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I’m pretty sure this makes me smell like Rihanna

12 Sep

It had been some time (read years) since I used a body mist or spray.  I used to be a fan of them in the summer.   Somehow overtime I just sort of stopped buying them.

However, one day this summer I came into my local Walgreens and was presented with a wall of body sprays.  There were so many!  I was mesmerized!

What quickly caught my eye was the collection from Rihanna, which has at least 3 different scents.

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I choose Nude 🙂  It was the softest scent.  I thought it was layer nicely under any fragrance I would wear in a day and it would also wear well alone.  Best price, it was only $7.99!

Nude by Rihanna smells sweet, but delicate. It’s only over sticky candy sweet like some body mists can be.  It fades in about 2-3 hours.  It layers well with other perfumes.

I’m thinking of buying the other mists from the collection: Rihanna Riri and Rihanna Reb’l Fleur.

The description of the items on the Walgreens site gives some idea of what these will smell like.  Riri is a flora, and Reb’l Fleur is probably a musk.  Either way,  as with Nude, I think they will also layer well and wear well on their own.

What do you guys think of body mists?  Do you like them?  Do you wear them alone or with other scents?

Thanks for reading!

Anna

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December Sephora Play! Unboxing

23 Dec

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6 products!  I thought this was a very generous month from Sephora.  I’m super excited for all these!

Bobbi Brown Mascara

Urban Decay Make-Up Setting Spray

Elizabeth and James Perfume

Make-Up Forever Primer

Drybar Bay Breeze Hydrating Shot

Sephora Lipstain!

I cannot wait to try that Hydrating Shot from Drybar.  What a cool concept!

Have you tried any of these?

Do you like them?

Thanks for reading!!!  and Happy Holidays!

~Anna

What I’m using – perfumes

7 Jun

I don’t have a large collection of perfumes, but I wanted to share with you Lovelies what I do have.  Behold – the perfume collection:

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Also, notice the amazing monkey.

So, what do we have here?

Calvin Klein Beauty

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

Avon Kyoto Flower

Burberry Rhythm

Hanae Mori Butterfly

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Avon and Calvin Klein are my day fragrances.  I get a lot of compliments on Beauty.

Flowerbomb is my usual evening or special occasion scent.

What’s in your perfume collection?

~Anna

Review – All Natural Deodorant by NorthCoast Organics

4 Dec

Winter is a great time to switch to an all natural deodorant. I know this can seem scary (and stinky) but regular deodorants/antiperspirants have not so healthy ingredients in them. There are products out there that actually work at de-stinky you, it’s just a matter of finding one that works with your body’s chemistry. It’s also good to have a close enough friend who will tell you if you stink.

I personally use Death By Lavender from NorthCoast Organics. Look how cute this is!

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The skull is totally why I tried it, not gonna lie.  “An elite assassin of odor you can trust.”

Their line of deodorants include three scents: Revolver [Cedarwood, Cypress and Clary Sage], Naked [unscented] and Death By Lavender [lavender, duh]. All three scents are totally unisex, although Revolver seems to be the most masculine.

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Does it work? Will i smell?

First things first, I think it smells amazing! I am super biased though because I love lavender scented things. Revolver also smells great, very natural and kind of woodsy.

The deodorant lasts me all day and keeps me smelling fresh. I will admit, I don’t use it on the weekends if I know i’m going to be at a hot club or dancing around, I am just not that brave. Those nights I use regular, nasty ole Secret.

Remember, this is an deodorant not an antiperspirant so you will sweat a little. Although, since baking soda and corn starch are the main ingredients, it does absorb a good amount of the pit moisture. I even wear it working out and don’t find my pits to sloppy.

As I said before, everyone is different.

The one main draw back to this product is that it doesn’t glide on as softly as regular deodorants and I have heard complaints about it causing some irritation for some people as a result of that.

Where can I buy it?

I found it at Whole Foods. They also sell travel sized so you can try it out, or keep one in your purse or gym bag.

You can also find it online directly from the Chicago-based company: CLICK HERE

You can also click here to see the list of other retailers in your area.

Fragrance Review – Pacifica Island Vanilla Perfume Roll-On

16 Jul

 I bought a Pacifica Island Vanilla Perfume Roll-On for me and for my friend because I liked it so much!

It’s $12.00 for .33 ounces of fragrance.  I love that it’s a roll on because you can just throw it in your make up for the summer and use whenever.

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My thoughts

It smells like a spicy vanilla.  Super fun for summer.

The scent is light and you need to reapply after some time.

I love Pacifica products because they are more natural than others on the market!

Have you tried Pacifica?

Do you like it?

~Anna

May Empties Post! Products I’ve used up!

29 May

I didn’t have enough products for April to do a full post, so I waited an extra month to do this update.  Here are the products I’ve used up and quick thoughts about them.

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Shaving cream – a major staple.  It really does make for a better shave.  W both like Skintimate because it is inexpensive.  We blogged about it here.

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Another staple – eye brow pencil! Maybelline Define  A Brow pencil.  Easy to use and decent staying power.  To boost length of wear, top with Ben Nye Final Seal.  You’re welcome!

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I’ve already repurchased this.  L’oreal Shocking Extensions Mascara. Good stuff.

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I liked this, buy it is pricier from Elizabeth Mott.

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My current favorite cleanser right now, Clearasil Refreshing Superfruit Wash.

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On to…dry shampoo!!!!

Like Suave, will purchase again.

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This was okay, I’m not sure I will repurchase again.

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Some samples I’ve used up.

I kind of liked this lotion, I actually really liked the scent. Sort of smelled like pancakes. HAHA But I guess if you’re not down with smelling like food, this isn’t your thing.

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Joan Voss – a pretty spring scent.   I am undecided about this.

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Not my favorite Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab oil.

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I think I forgot to include this in my March Empties which had my huge Korean Stash.

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This smelled great, buy faded in 5 minutes on me.  Sorry Harvey Prince Cherrie Blossom! 😦

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Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion – another staple in my collection.  I received a sample of a few formulas with my Naked 3.

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Have you lovelies used any of these?  What are your thoughts?

xoxo – A

March Empties!

16 Apr

March FLEW by, here are the products I used up!!

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Review – Harvey Prince Cherie Blossom fragrance

8 Apr

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Such cute packaging!

And I loved this scent.  It is so perfect for spring and summer.  It smells like cherries and sweet and lovely.  LOVE.

Downside – this did NOT last on me AT ALL.  I couldn’t smell it within an hour.  Such a bummer.

I am hoping to find something similar with better staying power.

Here is what Harvey Prince says about the fragrance:

Reawaken the young, romantic you.

The blooming of the Cherry Blossom in Japan signifies the beginning of spring: new beginnings, a new season, and a new day. It’s time to find your own new beginning with Cherie Blossom.

A handsome French man whispers “ma chérie” to his beloved. Her lips are a delicate red, and she smells of sweet cherries. She knows the power of her beauty. She is flawless. She is ageless. Notes of pink grapefruit dance down her neck–the scent of eternal youth. She is his dream.

Cherie Blossom is the epitome of both rebirth in Japan and the power of a classic French seductress. Sweet, soft hints of Somet Sakura mingle with pink grapefruit and vanilla. A cool musk adds a touch of sophistication. Together, these fragrant notes play a song no man can resist. The woman who dares to wear Cherie Blossom feels timeless, and in truth, we look the way we feel.

Notes: Somei Sakura (Cherry Blossom), Pink Grapefruit, Cool Musk, Vanilla 
Style:  Delicate. Young. Passionate.

What I’m into – Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf

13 Mar

I finally bought this after debating it for months. I am addicted to Flowerbomb!

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Here is how Sephora describes it:

This floral explosion releases a profusion of flowers that has the power to make everything seem more positive. Magically evocative notes immediately awaken your deepest senses, giving you the impression of living life in your own secret garden, away from reality. Sambac jasmine, centifolia rose, cattleya orchid, and ballerina freesia bloom on a base of patchouli.

Otherwise known as AMAZING.

What’s your favorite fragrance right now?

~Anna

February Empties!

13 Mar

I have been allergic to writing this post or something. Sorry it is so late.

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Matrix Total Results Color Care Conditioner.  I loved this stuff.  I am repurchasing.

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Eco Friendly Living Dry Shampoo.  This was an Etsy buy and I’ve reviewed it here.  It lasted me almost a year!  I really like this product and I will probably repurchase.  I alternate between this and drug store dry shampoos.

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Nivea Creme.  This was seriously a life saver during our coldest Chicago days.  I went through this tube in a month. I will remember to get this again next winter.  Seriously good stuff.

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Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiance.  Reviewed here.

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Pixi Lash Booster Mascara. Reviewed here.  I don’t think I will be buying this now that I discovered L’oreal!

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Armani Night fragrance.  I think this may be discontinued.  I finally forced myself to use up all my old perfumes.

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Beauty Protector reviewed here.

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Nailtiques – amazing. Proof here.

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L’occitane Hand Cream.  Lovely scent, but not as moisturizing as Nivea.

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab oil imps in Cheshire Cat, Pool of Tears, Iambe.  I liked these, but I am moving away from oils now, so I am trying to go through my huge collection of BPAL imps.

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Korean BB samples.  That review is pending since I am still going through my sample stash.

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Hope you enjoyed!

~Anna