Fragrance


Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle eau de parfum review

pictured: Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle EDP c/o Estee Lauder /

Looking for that perfect fragrance to wear on your next date? Perhaps you need the ideal scent for a wedding; maybe even your wedding?! Well, Estee Lauder has a fabulous new fragrance aptly named “Beautiful Belle.” This floral oriental fragrance was created with a carefree, rule breaking, modern woman in mind who is hopelessly romantic. That’s you right? Of course it is! It’s also the ideal fragrance for a bride, to wear out on a night on the town, or anytime you are in a romantic mood. Love it!

Top notes: Lychee, Rose Petals, Mimosa

Heart/Middle notes: Orange Flower, Gardenia, Tuberose

Base notes: Orris Root, Blush Suede Accord, Marzipan Musk, Ambrox

Isn’t that a fabulous combination of notes? I love fragrances with rose petals, orange flowers, and musk. Musk is one of my favorite base notes, it’s always so smooth and warm! It really creates a beautiful balance in this fragrance. Estee Lauder combines warm top and middle notes with traditionally oriental and woody base notes, which when combined, offer a floriental fragrance experience that lasts throughout the day. Love!

The fragrance experience offers medium complexity which allows you to smell the base notes as the floral fades throughout the day. This allows Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle edp to offer a warm fragrance experience which is ideal in moderate to cool weather. This scent is perfect for fall, winter, and spring temperatures! Since Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle edp offers a medium strength fragrance trail, it can be worn to the office with one spray, and 2-3 sprays on date night, for a wedding, casual days, weekends, and any special event. The edp is long lasting, and will remain active from morning until bedtime. Love that!

Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle edp also will make a fabulous gift for someone you love; especially that bride-to-be on your list! Of course, why not snap up a bottle for yourself? I’m finding myself wearing it on a daily basis. This is a beautiful fragrance!

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What are your favorite types of fragrances this time of year?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


What’s in my beauty bag May 2018

May is here! This month we transition from spring into more of a summer weather pattern. As the temperatures begin to rise, we all need to adjust our beauty routine to stay balanced. While I am still using my favorite daytime Elemis face cream, Revive eye cream, and Revive neck cream, I am switching up my fragrance, lipstick, and evening skin care.

pictured: shaving products and towel c/o EOS; shave cream sensitive / shave cream dry skin /

It’s time to make sure our legs are smooth and shaved! As the temperatures soar, I will be reaching for shorts, skirts, and dresses. This means I need smooth legs! I love EOS shave cream products, they are amazing! The sensitive formula contains cucumber, aloe, wild oats, and lavender butter. It’s great for sensitive skin!

If you have dry skin, which I end up with later in summer, this is what you need! This formula contains Shea Butter, coconut oil, and mango butter. Love that! It’s perfect for nourishing dry skin while allowing you a close shave. That is perfection.

pictured: perfume c/o Givenchy / lipstick c/o Givenchy / lollipop not for sale, sorry!

Givenchy’s “Live Irresistible Blossom Crush” edt is a beautiful, light floral fragrance for warm weather. It offers notes of musk, pink peony, rose, and cocoa bean. It’s perfect for both spring and summer! I’m reaching for this scent now everyday.

I love to lighten up my lipstick in warm warmer. This beautiful plumping, moisturizing, and soft pink lipstick from Givenchy is my new obsession. It’s fabulous! It’s actually more of a lip balm which naturally reacts to your pH and creates a natural color which enhances your lips. Addicted!

pictured: products c/o Fresh; rose deep hydration cream / rose deep hydration facial toner /

So for my evening skin care routine, I am keeping things simple. I am still using the same neck cream from my daytime routine, but for my face cream I have started using Fresh rose deep hydration cream and toner. This is perfect for my skin since it tends to get dry in the warm weather from sun exposure. The cream brings intense 24-hour hydration for dry skin. The toner refines pores, and uses real rose petals! It’s the perfect summer floral! Love!

pictured: Flash Bath c/o Yuni /

This is the season for camping! I’m troop leader for my daughter’s girl scout troop, plus we love to get outdoors as a family. This means I don’t always have access to a shower or bath. Yeah, don’t hate. 😉 This “Flash Bath” by Yuni is the best thing since sliced bread. No joke! It freshens you up as if you took a real shower! It’s perfect for camping, long air travel, or days when you might be running short on time and should have taken a shower; but didn’t. You need this. You seriously need this.

Well, there you have it! All my favorite new beauty products for the transition from spring into summer. I will be using these now, and well into the summer season. What are some of your favorite beauty products for spring into summer?

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Woman by Ralph Lauren eau de parfum review

woman by ralph lauren edp review

Woman by Ralph Lauren EDP c/o Ralph Lauren

Woman by Ralph Lauren eau de parfum is the new fragrance from iconic New York design house Ralph Lauren. This feminine, strong, alluring fragrance embodies the modern woman, while evoking mystery, power, and feminine grace. Love that!

This modern, woody floral fragrance by Ralph Lauren offers a medium strength fragrance experience which enables it to be worn on a daily basis; yet not get lost like a skin scent.

I wore Woman by Ralph Lauren EDP for a full day to test it out, with one total spray, applying it to my wrists, and neck, at 7am. When I went to sleep at 10:30pm, I could still detect a smooth, woody base on my wrists which was fresh, clear, and alluring. I enjoyed the fragrance cycle of this eau de parfum throughout the day as it started off with a warm floral scent and moved into a warmer, woody fragrance experience as the day moved along. It is always nice to have a long-lasting fragrance which does not need to be reapplied during the day! This is that scent!

Top Notes– Pear, rhubarb, blackcurrant

Middle Notes- Tuberose, orange flower, Turkish rose

Base Notes– Sandalwood, hazelnut, vibrant woods

As we move into the autumn months, Woman by Ralph Lauren eau de parfum is the perfect scent for the season. It offers a classic woody floral fragrance experience which is modern, warm, and ideal for moderate temperatures. Due to the warm base from the woods, this is also a great perfume to wear during the winter. The warm florals also allow it to be worn easily through spring. Woman by Ralph Lauren EDP could easily be come a my signature scent-or yours! It offers a modern yet classic fragrance experience. Love!

This will also make a fabulous holiday gift!

You can fin Woman by Ralph Lauren EDP online here.