La Perla J’aime la Nuit | First Impressions

Hi Lovelies,

If you’re a perfume Junkie *raise your hand with pride* We all have been there, we find ourselves walking past the perfume and a * Drop Dead Gorgeous* bottle is saying “buy me because I’m Pretty” my entire vanity is full of perfume bottles that just make it like a luxury corner, lol.

I recently got the chance to review the La Perla j”aime la nuit, which in french means ” I love the night” for a better translation. Okay, firstly is this bottle not living up to the beauty standard, this bottle is gorgeous , and smells lovely. I have been looking for this perfume for a while, and when I finally got a chance I didn’t grab, I snatched.  It retails for $60.

The La perla perfume has such gorgeous packaging, it comes in a little black box, with a little rainbow detailing around the name.

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I really love the smell of the perfume It kind of smells like the Marc Jacobs Decadence and Dior fragrance had a baby, and this would be the product. The perfume has a musk, but it also smells very sweet in not a overwhelming way.

I really like this perfume overall, it really lives up to perfume expectations, I highly recommend it, for anyone to try.

All products, compliments of Notino, one of my go to for luxury perfumes and Beauty.

*PR

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Best Dressed | The Oscars 2017

Hi Lovelies,

So the most prestigious of award shows came on Sunday night, The Oscars, which was hosted by another great late night host Jimmy Kimmel. This award season has been the year of Late Night hosts, Jimmy Fallon, Kimmel and James Corden all have hosted the biggest award shows this year, and have been amazing, and while I would love to discuss the best moments of last nights show, I will only be discussing fashion, before it get to long of a post. LOL

Now, I love nothing more than talking about my favorite stars and what their wearing, so lets begin!!

“Women in White”

I love a woman in white, it usually looks so beautiful against the red carpet, and normally gets best dressed..so it’s no surprise these lovely ladies would make it on the list. Naomie Harris, Chrissy Teigen, Karlie Kloss, and more all dawned white gowns, but not only that they Chrissy, Karlie, and Darby all had a long “caped shoulder” design on their gowns, now I loved it, It was so inventive, and reminded me a little of Gwenyth Paltrow in Tom Ford and Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren. My favorite out of them all was probably Darby Stanchfield in Georges Chakra,  the ruffle pattern at the bottom and along the shoulder was just so gorgeous, and her hair looked amazing with minimal jewels. I just loved her look so amazing.

“Ladies in Red”

Viola Davis and Ruth Negga both looked stunning in red. Viola Davis who wore Armani, looked amazing, she also debuted a sassy short cut, I really loved her look, gown after gown all award season she has looked her best and after winning for her role in fences she is my leading lady, I will now be looking for her to show up every award season, to WOW us with her powerful presence. Ruth Negga wore Valentino for the second time I’m really starting to think she’s the face for the designer brand. ” One time, STUN me < two time SLAY MY LIFE” she absolutely looked so beautiful and she is really winning me over with her beauty. I really love red on red, a lot of people think you can get drowned out, but these women obviously drowned me because LITERALLY DEAD!!LOL

“Hidden Figures”

The “hidden Figures” cast all looked gorgeous Taraji, Janelle, and Kirsten looked super sexy in Black. Taraji P. Henson has been killing the red carpet all season and at the Oscars she showed her award winning look. She wore a black velvet off the shoulder gown by Alberta Feretti. One gown that stole a moment was Janelle in Elie Saab, this intricate and very “complicated” detailed gown looked amazing. We know that black n white are the nominated actresses go to color, but this dress had beautiful hints of colors thanks to the jewels, she couldn’t have looked more beautiful.

“Metallic & Shimmer”

Emma Stone always kills it on the red carpet, she wore Givenchy, which took me for a loop, I thought she was going to Valentino. Emma looked so beautiful, she had so much shimmer fringe that had so much movement, and the camera caught the right light to show all the shimmer effect. Jessica Biel wore a gold Kaufman Franco gown that sparkled and shined. Jessica looked way better than the Oscar it self. I really loved both gowns but I think between the two Jessica’s dress killed it.

Well that’s all I hope you enjoyed my best dressed post. Be sure to “LIKE” this post. Did you watch the Oscars? Who was your best dressed? Who was your worst? let me know in the comments.

xx,

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theBalm Cosmetics | theBalm Jovi palette & The smoke palette

PR samples are provided by Notino, all opinions and photos are my own.

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Hi Lovelies,

I’m back with another beauty haul, today I am going to be reviewing 2 palettes of the Balm cosmetics, Guys! I don’t know how much I rave about this brand, probably a lot, but I was excited to try theBalmJovi palette and the Smoke palette. So, lets get into this review, SHALL WE.

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I am a huge “palette girl” I love a great drugstore brand palette, I mean I’m all for luxury brands, but I don’t like being completely broke. The Balm, if I haven’t said it before, this brand has great quality products for great prices.

Okay now for the palette, the Balm Jovi palette is a full face palette that comes with 12 eye shadows , highlighter, blush, and 2 lip shades. I never used a full face palette, I buy products individually, but I feel that this palette has its advantages, I mean you’re paying for a palette that comes literally with everything, and you’re saving a ton of money. This palette retails for $20, which is a great price for the entire palette.

This palette is so amazing the eye shadows have 4 metallic shades, 4 matte, and 4 shimmer shades. All the eye shadow shades are super pigmented, they are very creamy and I love how the shades vary they have light shades, transition shades, and dark shades also they have a few warm tone colors which I live for.

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I swatched all the shades and I did have to prime my arm, I never had to do that BTW, but the shadows shows up as they do in the palette. Each swatch is 2 layers so they show up better. Okay, so the shades itself are super pigmented, they all show up nicely, they are not at all chalky, they apply very smooth, and even swatch super creamy. I like that that the palette had 3 different shade finishes ( metallic, matte, and shimmer).

The consistency of this palette is very nice I think the shades are lovely so the swatches are above. (left to right)

The first 4 are all metallic shades_

  • Metallica  ( white Metallic)
  • Iron Maiden ( Golden)
  • Led Zepplin ( Olive Green Metallic)
  • Alice Cooper (Brown w/Mauve undertone Metallic)

I really love these pigmented metallic shades, they are rich in color, and apply so creamy, I also like that they are grouped as heavy metal rock bands, all of whom I’ve listened to a billion times, these shades apply really nice with/out primer, there is a ton of fall out, but what eyeshadow doesn’t.

The MID – 4 Matte

  • Adagio ( very light brown w/white undertone)
  • Allegro (Taupe Brown)
  • Moderato ( Deep matte Purple)
  • Presto (Deep Brown)

So these 4 are all matte shades based on classical music, which is really great. I love the shades, they are very wearable warm tone shades. I like the deep purple that is in the mix. I think the shades are really pretty, the only thing is that these are best with a primer, otherwise they show up super light, barely visible with exception of the deep purple. Overall the classical shades are really nice, and  nice range of shades for the palette.

The last 4 – Shimmer shades

  • Blink 182 ( Nude Brown w/ pink undertone )
  • The Stroke ( Navy Blue)
  • Rem ( Lilac Purple)
  • Third Eye Blinded ( A fair Pink shimmer)

The last 4 are all shimmer shades, these shades are grouped based off popular rock bands. These shades have to be my favorite, they are super pigmented, and out of all the shades these 4 didn’t have as much fall out as the rest. These shades look really pretty with/without primer. The shimmer shades do have a ton of glitter, but I really like the shimmer on my eyes.

Overall the eye shades look really nice, the application of these shades all have a nice creamy consistency, I have to say the metallic shades have to be my favorite, they show up better on my eyes and the color range is wearable day or night.

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Next is the Smoke Balm palette, this palette is a great palette for any day, they only contain 3 shades a shimmer black, a warm neutral shade, and a highlight shade. I really like the shades in this palette, the shades are not crazy shades, they are warm tone colors, which I appreciate.

The shades are:

  • Blaze ( shimmer Black)
  • Spark ( Matte taupe brown)
  • Flame ( highlight)

I really like this palette, Blaze and spark are my favorite, they are super pigmented and have a very rich consistency. The shades start off light, so they are buildable, the highlight shade is a little to light for my skin tone, it almost look chalky, but swatch wise its very beautiful, it looks like Ice, its kind of comparable to the champagne pop glow palette.

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Here are the swatches of the smoke balm palette.

Well that’s all for my review on the balm jovi and smoke balm palette. Be sure to “LIKE” this post, and tell me if you tried either palette? Do you like THE BALM COSMETICS? If so, whats your favorite product of the brand? Tell me in the comments below.

xx,

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Dermae New Brand Packaging | Review

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Hi Loves,

Happy Monday to everyone, I hope everyone is safe that encountered  Hurricane Matthew, Virginia did manage to get a hit, but I’m okay, my family’s okay, and Thank God there was not much damage, than a few trees that fell.

Okay, so I’m back with another product review, and I have a lot to share. Recently, Dermae  came out with a ton of brand new products and has brand new packaging. If you don’t know about Dermae, it is a healthy skin care line that has a cruelty free formula and also vegan, which allows the skin to gain nutrients, and aid the skin into health. I was able to try the Dermae Hydrating day ( old packaging) + night cream (new packaging). So, I used both products after my day and nighttime regimen, and can see a difference. I have used it for a full month, so I can base my opinion off of that. Both creams, have the same texture and feeling on my face, the creams are not at all heavy, or sticky like some night creams ( It doesn’t feel like a mask when I go to bed. ) It takes at least 2 weeks to start noticing a difference, my skin did not break out as easily, in all areas of my face, it was hydrated, and now that the weather is changing my skin is known to get dry, especially during the cold season ( I live in Virginia, so our weather is Bipolar. LOL).

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Packaging

I do love the new packaging compared to the original, It just has a certain je n’est ce quoi (doesn’t that mean I don’t know) the new packaging ( the Hydrating Night Time cream) is simple, but much more expensive looking, It looks like it could be sold at Sephora, or Nordstrom, and very affordable, which is appealing for consumers and Dermaes’ company. The older packaging looked very normal sort of Basic, and we don’t go for basic.

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Overall I love the Day + Night Hydrating Cream, the packaging of course, I like the Brand new packaging, which is more modern, and sleek. I think both products work really well, and recommend it, to anyone who hasn’t tried the brand DERMAE.

New Products

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Dermae has expanded their product line, for facial scrubs, facial masks, mists, cleansing wipes and so much more. The DermaE brand is focusing on ethical beauty, and keeps the same cruelty free formula, providing a eco- friendly beauty products. The new products added to the Dermae brand, focuses on not one type of skin issue, but a variety of skin problems. Therapeutic, Anti ageing, Suncare, Sensitive Skin, Purifying, or just to have a heavenly glow, the new Dermae line has a product for all.

The line can be found at these Locations across the USA:

  • Target
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Sally Beauty
  • GNC
  • CVS
  • Ralphs
  • WalGreens
  • Bristol Farms
  • Whole Foods
  • Sprouts

Be sure to check out Dermae and more of their products @DERMAE

I hope you enjoyed my Product Review, be sure to “LIKE” and “COMMENT” on this post and tell me whats your favorite beauty moisturizer? OR If you just LOVE Pumpkin season.LOL

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🐝 Better Have My 🍯

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Hi Lovelies,

So recently I got the chance to try the new Honey Potion Hydration Mask by Faramacy. I was super excited to try the honey mask, because I have tried plenty *emphasis on the PLENTY* of honey products, and they never seem to live up to my expectations. This honey potion is the first of many products in Farmacy Beauty’s new Honey line.

So Lets Talk!

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Farmacy Honey Potion Antioxidant Hydration Mask, comes packaged in a box inside another box, inside another box, and when it comes to packaging I get really impatient. The box that it came in was very beautiful, the box was decorated with a honeycomb design, which is in correlation with the product, so that was really cute. Inside was the info surrounding the product, like who it was made by, the products used, etc. Overall the complete packaging was really beautiful, I felt like when I first opened the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland palette, it really made an impact, and I was sold.

The Farmacy Beauty Mask, was priced at $56, and came in over a 4 oz jar, so your getting your moneys worth. As for the product itself, everything consist of all natural ingredients. Protection by Echinacea Purpurea, GreenEnvy contains a concentrated amount of Phytochemical Cichoric Acid which helps to firm the skinand inhibits collagen breakdown. The Cichoric Acid is great for skin pigmentation and evenly toning skin complexion. The mask is filled with propolis, which is an ingredient found in beehives, and amino enriched jelly, to give you that younger anti aging skin renewal.

Using this mask I could see results automatically, I use twice a day and the consistency is very nice. The mask is very smooth when applying, and even though honey is enriched in this product, its not really that sticky, which is a good thing. It gives you that elasticity in your skin, and also makes your skin very healthy, and moisturized without drying your skin of its natural oils.

I have to say this product maybe the highlight of the summer. The Farmacy Beauty Honey Potion, actually does work like magic. It doesn’t contain any alcohol in the product everything is natural, and it actually works, within days.

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Do you want this product?

As of July 19, you are able to purchase these products on Farmacy Beauty website, Sephora, QVC, and Shopstyle. (Links will be below)

Hope you enjoyed my review on the Farmacy Beauty Honey Potion Hydration Mask. Don’t forget to Like this post, also comment below what’s your favorite skin product. This product was given for review, all opinions were my own.

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Product Review | Fragrance Outlet_ Bamboo Perfume by Franck Olivier

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“A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting” – Christian Dior

 

I have been collaborating with tons of big companies since the summer has started, most recently with Brandbacker. For the past two weeks I got the chance to try the Bamboo perfume by Franck Olivier, given by the Fragrance Outlet X Brandbacker.

When it comes to perfumes, I’m a huge hoarder, whether high end or cheap. The Fragrance Outlet is a huge department of designer perfumes ranging in the more luxury price range ( YASS! Expensive). So ,  when purchasing my BAMBOO perfume the price was nearly $80, so that basically says a lot about the perfume and the Fragrance Outlet (NOTHING IS CHEAP).

The Bamboo Perfume by Franck Olivier is literal perfection. I love perfumes that last all day, but not to overpowering, this scent is strong, but not to the point where its choking me. The smell is very floral and environmental, which is the perfect scent for the summer. Also, can we talk packaging! When my package arrived it the presentation was KILLING IT! I love packages in general, but the perfume came in a neat box, topped with a bow.

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I Love the shape of the bottle, and the design has a little Bamboo plant on the bottle, its very minimal and Simple. Also, because I made a purchase I was sent 4 sample perfumes as well.

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(The samples were: Thallium, Charriol, Mondaine, and Hermes)

Overall Review:

The Bamboo by Franck Olivier was a great smell, the packaging was amazing, and this scent has become my secret weapon of the summer.

If you would like to try this perfume, or any other perfume brand visit the Fragrance Outlet (here’s the link) Fragrance Outlet

Hope you enjoy the review, Be sure to “LIKE” this post, and “COMMENT” your favorite fragrance. Also, “FOLLOW” if you don’t already . LOve you GUys

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PR samples were provided by Brandbacker X Fragrance Outlet, all opinions are my own.

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