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My current lipstick favorites

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Clockwise from left: Christian Louboutin Private Number / c/o Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa / Chanel Melancholie / Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss / MAC Fabby

Happy National Lipstick Day 2016! In honor of lipstick everywhere, I thought it would be fun to share my favorite lipsticks of the moment, as well as one fun fact about lipstick!

Fun fact: “Egyptians like Cleopatra crushed bugs to create a colour of red on their lips.” (Source Google via Wikipedia)

Can you imagine wearing crushed bugs on your lips? I can’t. Ew! It is incredible to learn what women did for fashion in ancient times. Who knows, maybe someday future humans will look at our high heels as some sort of weird torture device. Ha! But I digress. . .

I am a huge fan of pink lipstick, and soft brown lipstick. I prefer matte, and sheer lipsticks, over cream; and I always look for a blue based shade, they help make teeth look whiter. Love that!

Fall 2016 is all about red nail  polish, and red lipstick. I am not a big red lipstick person, or red nail polish fan, so I will be skipping this trend in favor of my tried and true pink or brown lipstick hues. For the end of summer, and early fall, the lipsticks pictured above will be my go-to shades.

I definitely reach for Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa the most, with Chanel Melancholie being my next go-to lipstick. Chanel Mighty, and Energy, were my go-to lipsticks earlier in the spring season, but they have both gone missing! I suspect my daughter has snatched them up; she is famous for stealing my nail polishes. I need to watch her more closely. .

Last week, I bought MAC Fabby, and Charlotte Tilbury Kidman’s Kiss for transitioning into the fall season. Watch for upcoming reviews of these two lipsticks. I’m really excited about these two colors, and the formulas are fabulous!

What are your favorite lipsticks? Happy National Lipstick Day 2016!

My favorite lipsticks:

Dolce & Gabbana Turquoise nail polish summer 2016

dolce and gabbana turquoise nail polish for summer 2016

Pictured: Dolce & Gabbana Turquoise nail polish for summer 2016

When I first laid eyes upon Turquoise by Dolce & Gabbana for summer 2016, I fell in love! This was a nail polish color I knew I had to have for the summer season. It was a little bit hard to find, since it had already sold out in several stores. Thankfully, I was able to find Dolce & Gabbana Turquoise nail polish for summer 2016 in stock, online here (USA), and online here (UK delivery only). Yes!

As with all Dolce & Gabbana nail polishes, the color is long lasting, even, and unique. I tested Dolce and Gabbana Turquoise nail polish for summer 2016 out with one base coat, two coats of color, and one top coat. It lasted a full week! Love that!

Turquoise is a fun color to wear in the summer months. It is bright, light-hearted, and plays well with most other color groups; except shades of red and orange.

I am looking forward to wearing Dolce & Gabbana Turquoise nail polish often this summer!

Dolce & Gabbana Intenso edp review

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Pictured: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Intenso eau de parfum

Dolce & Gabbana Intenso edp is a warm, smoky floral scent which is masculine, inviting, and easy to wear during both warm, and cold weather. This is definitely a fragrance a man will reach for everyday, whether he prefers to wear after-shave, eau de parfum, or both combined.

Combining fragrance notes of Aquatic, Basil, Sandalwood, Lavender, and Moepel accord, Dolce & Gabbana Intenso edp offers a medium strength fragrance experience, which seems laced in light tobacco, that can easily be worn to the office, in tight quarters such as the theater, and for weekend casual activities. This is an all-around, wear anytime scent. Love that!

Although we tested out the eau de parfum, Dolce & Gabbana Intenso edp is also offered in an after-shave lotion, which my husband wants, an after-shave balm, deodorant stick, and a shower gel. There is also a gift set, online here, which is ideal as a Father’s Day gift, or graduation present. The gift set is also a great value since it is priced at $92.00 yet includes products from the collection with a combined worth of $115.00.

I love this fragrance on my husband, and fully understand why he also wants a bottle of the after-shave. It is a warm scent, which is masculine, and inviting. I definitely love smelling it on him! I am so glad he loves it too; it is always nice when you can agree on a fragrance!

Dolce & Gabbana Intenso edp can be found online here, here, herehere, and here. The after-shave can be found online here. The deodorant stick is online here. Intenso shower gel can be found online here.

I highly recommend the gift set! It has a sampling of the key items most men want in their daily fragrance. It is a great value, and a fabulous way to introduce Dad to Intenso. The gift set can be found online here, here, and here.

There is a gift with purchase when you spend $89 or more on any Intenso large spray online here as of today. This promotion could end at any time.

I hope you love this fragrance as much as my husband and I do! Happy Father’s Day!

Dolce & Gabbana Intenso EDP collection around the web: