Find Your Favorite Florals In Essence of Beauty Products!

Like many of you, the thing I love the most about summer is all of the beautiful flowers blooming and fragrance the air. Skincare and fragrance line, Essence of Beauty, evokes summer in a bottle with their products which features in-season florals, so you can experience the floral aroma all year long.

If you love Peonies, try… peonies

Essence of Beauty Luscious Peony Fine Fragrance Body Mist and Body & Hand Cream – Evoking a lavish floral garden bursting with freshness, white grapefruit, peony and magnolia exude a vibrant spirit that exhilarates.

Fine Fragrance Body Mist: $6.99
Body & Hand Cream: $6.99

 

If you roselove Roses, try…

Essence of Beauty Rose Enchantment Fine Fragrance Body Mist

Escape to a vibrant and lush rose garden with top notes of bergamot and radiant orange, mid notes of strawberry, elegant rose and geranium bloom, and base notes of garden rhubarb, sunshine daisy and dewy musk.

Fine Fragrance Body Mist: $6.99

 

 

 

If you love Lavender, try…lavender

Essence of Beauty Body Oil in Lavender with Rosemary Oil

Highly restorative blend of exotic oils rich in antioxidants, vitamins and essential nutrients balances and nourishes skin, absorbing quickly for all-day hydration.

Nourishing Body Oil: $9.99

 

 

Essence of Beauty exclusively sold at CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide.

NYC: Join Rita Oraa for DKNY’s #MYNY Fragrance Launch

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This Tuesday, August 19th from 11am-3pm, join social media platform Influencer to celebrate the launch of Donna Karen’s latest perfume, DKNY MYNY, a new scent featuring notes of raspberries, vanilla, musk and Egyptian jasmine. Meet Rita Oraa, the face of the campaign, who will attend the event at Madison Square Park in NYC, and will be joined by other celebs including Rumer Willis, Hannah Bronfman, and Dominique Ansel.

Guests who attend the public party will be treated to a variety of free goodies. First, free samples of the new DKNY MYNY fragrance will be handed out. Next, Dominique Ansel, the creator of the cronut, will be giving out around 500 yummy heart-shaped gourmet pretzels, inspired by the heart shape of the new fragrance bottle. The pretzels will be covered with raspberry sugar and come with whipped honey butter dipping sauce and fresh raspberries. Guests will also have the opportunity to create their own MYNY HEART and memories.

This event is free open to anyone.

The fragrance is available for sale now in three sizes: 1 oz. for $48, 1.7 oz. for $68 and 3.4 oz. for $88

Product Review: Beyoncé Pulse Fragrance

beyonce_pulseThis past winter I received Beyoncé’s Pule, the third perfume to emerge from the superstar’s line of women’s fragrances. I recently started spritzing the blue perfume every morning for during the last few weeks, and surprisingly, I really like it.

The scent: It has a delicate fresh scent that makes you smell like you just stepped out of the shower and reminds me of Spring. It’s powdery, sweet, spicy and floral all at the same time. Beyoncé’s favorite flower, the orchid, is the base of the fragrance which includes notes of pear blossom, jasmine, precious woods and Madascar Vanilla among its other ingredients. It also last for the entire work day. I unusually apply it around 7am, and by 6pm I can still sense the aroma of the sweet perfume.

The packaging: The bottle is intentionally designed to look like it’s upside down. A chrome cap tops off the bottle, which is said to have been inspired by Beyoncé’s stage costumes.

Cost: Varies, depending on where you but it. A 1.7 oz bottle retails for about $34 at Target.

Product Review: Pink Friday Nicki Minaj Fragrance

Pink Friday by Nicki Minaj Eau de Parfum
Pink Friday by Nicki Minaj Eau de Parfum

Okay, let me start by saying I realize this review is long overview. The Pink Friday Nicki Minaj Fragrance came out light-years ago, but, I’ve never been one to jump on the celebrity fragrance bandwagon. So, when I received the perfume as a gift, I let it sit on my vanity untouched and in the box (mainly because the statue of Nikki scared me so I wanted to keep it hidden). Anyway, my latest fragrance ran its course and I finally decided to give Minaj’s a try, and I was pleasantly surprised.

The scent: The sweet pink floral notes mixed with the warmth of creamy vanilla, skin musks and sheer woods makes for an intoxicating scent that not only smells amazing, but lingers through the day. Be prepared to turn heads as you walk into the room as people’s noses turn in your direction wondering where that sweet smell is coming from. It’s a bold, fresh fragrance that will make you feel as confident as Minaj herself.

The packaging: It’s supposed to be a replica of the superstar, with pink hair and pink lips, and a cute little necklace. I just wish she had a pink little bra, because the random blue lines across her chest is a question mark to me. Also, you have to decapitate her in order to open the bottle, which is a little unnerving, but still, a cool design.

Cost: $49.50 for 1.7 oz at Macys and other department stores

The Love Flower: Peonies

Peonies are highly fragrant flowers that range from dark red to soft white. When I was doing research on the flower I was surprised to learn all of the history and myths surrounding peonies. In Feng Shui, the flower symbolizes wealth and love (placing these flowers in your home will apparently attract a romantic partner). In some parts of Asia, when the flower is in full bloom, it symbolizes good fortune, success and peace. In Rome, it was believed to protect against evil. And, in ancient Greek mythology, there are multiple versions of a story about Zeus, king of the gods, saving a deity named Paeon, a physician to the gods, by turning him into the flower to avoid being killed by Aesclepius, the god of medicine and healing. Say that three times fast! Regardless of the story, the one fact that remains true is that peonies are stunning luscious flowers with a clean, fresh scent. Try adding some peony inspired products to your vanity to increase your good fortune, keep bad things away, and maybe even attract a special someone into your life.

Peony

1. Perlier Pink Peony Hand Cream, $14.50

2. Gentle Toning Lotion with Velvet Peony Extract, $33.00

3. Nordstrom ‘Cassis Leaf & Peony’ Scented Soap Set, $20.00

4. Body Wash Infused Buffer – Peony–Cassis Infusion (2piece), $16.99

5. L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Beauty Cream, $36.00

Pumpkin Scented Beauty Products

I love the fall because beauty products in the most delectable fragrances start to emerge. I get to enjoy one of my favorite fall side dishes, pumpkin, all year round because of a special scented body wash. Although Halloween has passed and images of pumpkins are starting to be replaced with evergreen trees, there’s no better time than the present to stock up on aromatic sweet or spicy pumpkin beauty products while they are still around for the season.

1. GINGERED PUMPKIN Whipped Shea Butter Ultimate Moisturizing Body Creme, $18.00

2. ilike organic skin care, $44.00

3. Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Fragrance Mist, $14.00

4. Homemade Pumpkin Pie Shampoo, Shower gel & Bubble bath, $16.00

5. HEALTHY SEXY PUMPKIN DETOX SHAMPOO 10.0 oz By SEXY HAIR, $14.99

 

Protect your skin with sunscreen lotion alternatives

When I went to the beach last month, I made it my goal to find the perfect spot on the shoreline that would allow me to have a picturesque view of the clear, blue ocean, against the pristine, white sand of Punta Cana. It also was very important for me to have this great view, while being shaded in to avoid getting burned by the sun’s harmful rays. I somehow managed to find the ideal spot, and as dozed off under the gentle swaying palm tree I had rested under.

I awoke, and was surprised to see that I had still tanned, as rays of sunlight snuck their way through the fonds of the palms trees. It was only then that I decided to apply sunscreen, but it was too late to reverse my tan. This summer, anytime you go outside make sure you apply sunscreen 15 minutes ahead of time, even if you plan on staying in the shade. These are a number of great sunblock options available that are more convenient that the traditional sticky lotion. Here are some great options you may want to try:

OHUI Sun Science Powder Sunblock Natural Skin (SPF 50), $49, is a lightweight powder sunblock that comes in a portable cosmetic compact. It’s perfect for on-the-go touch ups, especially since you are supposed to reapply sunblock throughout the day.
California Baby SPF 30+ Sunblock Stick: No Fragrance
California Baby SPF 30+ Sunblock Stick: No Fragrance, $15.00, is a unscented, non-chemical sunblock stick that glides on easily.
e.l.f. Studio SPF 45 Sunscreen UVA/UVB Protection, $6.00, is a sunscreen loose powder sunscreen that not only protects the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays, but also soothes skin with healthy ingredients including Aloe Vera Extract, Grape Seed Extract and Vitamins A,C & E.
SPF 30 Sunscreen Swipes with Zinc for Sensitive Skin, $5.00, are pre-moistened wipes that offer UV protection with just a few swipes. Genius!