Tatcha, I'm So Glad I Gotcha


I'm home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers - all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don't know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I'm channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it's damn near impossible for CONTINUE READING

Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at Shopbop.com until Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:59 PST. Enter code 25EXTRA at checkout. You're CONTINUE READING

StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


Every month, my girlfriends from college and I get together for dinner in the Philadelphia area. We started this tradition about two years ago, and - of course - we have a great time catching up and reminiscing!  Most of them are product-obsessed (like me), and most have been through some sort of make-up introductory when we became "of age" to wear it.  Now CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can't Miss Beauty Exclusives!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. July 18th through August 3rd, shoppers nationwide will participate in what has been an annual ritual since the 1960’s. Vacation days are planned around it, lines form in anticipation of it – and it’s not only for the pre-season savings on fall fashion and accessories. During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetics department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from CONTINUE READING

Fragrance

Lovely Gift Set For Mom, With Some Sex On The Side

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lovely Lovely Gift Set For Mom, With Some Sex On The Side
This Mother’s Day, Sarah Jessica Parker Fragrances has something twice as Lovely… a chance to win a trip of a lifetime to New York City and attend the red carpet premiere of Sex and the City.

satc lovelygiftset Lovely Gift Set For Mom, With Some Sex On The SideThe Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker Mother’s Day Gift Set features the indulgent Lovely collection with a special surprise. Included on each set is a sleeve with a unique code that grants you two free tickets to “Sex and the City: The Movie” in your area. Tickets are redeemable by going to the website listed on the sleeve, entering the code, and printing off your tickets at home. And, if you redeem your tickets before May 1st you will automatically be entered for a chance to win tickets for you and a friend to attend the red carpet premiere in New York City.

The gift set includes 3.4 fl oz Lovely eau de parfum, 2.5 fl oz Lovely soft body lotion, and Deluxe mini eau de parfum. The suggested retail price is $69.50.

The Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker Mother’s Day Gift Set will be available April 1st in department stores nationwide.

Charmed, I’m Sure

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ysl ellecharm Charmed, Im Sure
Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Elle Bag Charm features an elle Yves Saint Laurent solid perfume (woody and floral notes – Peony, Pink Berries, and Patchouli) and a fuchsia pearly lip gloss. This multitasking accessory adds instant glamour to a bag or a belt, and is perfect for gals on the go.

Available at Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus.

Haute New Fragrance: Desirable By Lise Watier

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Desirable ang Haute New Fragrance: Desirable By Lise Watier
I don’t write about fragrances too often. Why? Well, to be honest – I’m persnickety (this is my husband’s favorite word to describe me). I could write about every new fragrance that hits the shelves – but I’m not going to waste your time, and mine, writing about a zillion unremarkable perfumes. So from now on, I’m only going to tell you when a fragrance stinks to high heaven or when it’s heaven scent. The following fragrance falls into the latter category, thankfully.

In tribute to the heat of desire, and in the image of the woman who inspires it, Lise Watier has created her latest fragrance, Désirable.

The fragrance is a pure and delicate elixir, an authentic harmony of fresh, invigorating notes blended for a contemporary, feminine scent. The muse for Désirable is today’s woman: natural, confident, sensual; a woman with intrinsic charm and a power of seduction even more inspirational than beauty. Desire springs to life in a sparkling, spontaneous flight of sweet apple, honeyed osmanthus, and tart wild berries. The emotion unfurls gently, revealing a subtle nose of freesia, lily of the valley, and magnolia. Like the lingering memory of a kiss, the final note leaves a velvety, refined impression of musk and sandalwood.

flacons desirable 2 Haute New Fragrance: Desirable By Lise WatierI’m not typically a fan of fruity scents, but this one is so lovely and complex that I had to make an exception. And the bottle is just as delightful as the perfume itself; it reminds me of one of my other fragrance favorites. Plus, it comes packaged in a feminine and refined lilac box.

To learn more about Désirable, visit areyoudesirable.com.

New Addition

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Last week, I took a trip to Sephora. Yeah, I realize that I should just start paying rent there…but this time, I had a good excuse. I accidentally fried my hair and was in desparate need of a miracle (aka a new jar of Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment). But while I was browsing around, the cutest blue and brown bottle caught my eye.

LAVANILA, famous for their vanilla scented fragrances (Vanilla Blossom, Vanilla Grapefruit, and Pure Vanilla) just added another player to the team. Vanilla Coconut is an indulgent blend of coconut, hints of monoi Tiare (a Tahitian white flower), and a warm sensual base of Madagascar vanilla bean. This new addition is, in my opinion, the best of the bunch – and its creamy, yet refreshing scent comes just in time for Spring.

And here’s the kicker… LAVANILA’s breakthrough fragrances are infused with natural fragrance oils and 100 percent active botanicals. So given that skin absorbs 60 percent of what you put on it, it’s nice to know that every spritz feeds your skin with antioxidants, amino acids, essential vitamins, and minerals.

Vanilla Coconut is available in a 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray ($56) and 8 oz Vanilla Coconut Body Butter ($25). Available at lavanila.com, Beauty.com, and Sephora.

Deseo Contest Winners

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I will be traveling today and tomorrow. So unfortunately, I won’t be posting as frequently as I’d like. But I couldn’t leave without announcing the lucky winners of the Deseo Giveaway

Congratulations to Huguette English, Paula Wade, Sheena Brooke Rodgers, Mary Balandiat, and Kam Atwal. Each of them has won the Deseo Eau de Parfum spray and Desirable Body Lotion.

I’d like to thank Coty for sponsoring the contest. And merci to everyone who entered.

While I’m away, be sure to enter the Greatest Giveaway – if you haven’t already. And stay tuned for my next contest announcement. You know I keep ‘em coming.

And if you get impatient or bored, feel free to browse my blog. Even if you’re a regular visitor, I bet you haven’t read all 558 of my posts.

xoxo,

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M By Mariah Carey Gold Deluxe Edition

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This month, Mariah Carey launches a limited-edition version of her debut fragance, a creamy floral-oriental…

Wrap yourself in liquid gold. Introducing M by Mariah Carey Gold Deluxe Edition, the purest and most luxurious form of the M by Mariah Carey fragrance collection.

While packaged in the same beautifully shaped bottle as M by Mariah Carey, it is now dipped in a lavish metallic gold. Inside this stunning bottle is the most sensual form of the original fragrance and Mariah’s favorite, the parfum. For a limited time only, experience the sensual notes and floralcy of the Tahitian Tiare flower that embody this magical fragrance, and lavish yourself in the Glamour of Gold.

A $595.00 value. Yours for $75.00.

Available in fine department stores.

Source: fragrance.mariahcarey.com

Mychael Knight Creates MajK

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mychael Mychael Knight Creates MajK
I am so amped up right now. As the 10 o’clock hour draws near, I am both delighted and distressed by tonight’s finale of Project Runway. I’ve been dying for a winner to be crowned; but at the same time, I want the season to go on indefinitely. The thought of PR-less Wednesday nights is making me twitch.

Anyway, speaking of Project Runway – my favorite contestant of all time, Mychael Knight, has expanded his repertoire. Majk, his new unisex fragrance, “transcends the boundaries of gender and has the ability to leave any man or woman breathless.”

majk2 Mychael Knight Creates MajKThe scent is a light, well-balanced blend of musk and floral notes “with whispers of exotic berries and vetiver.” Oooh! I can’t wait to get my hands (and pulse points) on this one.

If I manage to get a bottle of my very own, I’ll let you know if Mychael is – in the immortal words of Tim Gunn – making it work.

Majk is available at mychaelknight.com.

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