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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


Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018

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products benefiting breast cancer awareness and breast cancer research from top left: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair / Elemis skin care travel kit / “Family Strong” sweatshirt / Bobbi Brown lipstick duo / water bottle / pink Santa ornament / Estee Lauder beauty gift set (great for a holiday gift!) / heart and ribbon pendant /

Breast Cancer is the second largest killer of women in the United States behind heart disease. It’s something we are still searching for a cure for. Many women would be hard-pressed to admit that breast cancer hasn’t affected them in some way, shape, or form, during the course of their lifetime. I know several women who have suffered from breast cancer in their 40’s; and one woman in her early 30s.

My grandmother died of breast cancer when my mom was nine years old. She was sick for five years, and my mom, as a young child, had to endure the pain of watching her mother slowly die. I wouldn’t wish this pain on anyone. It has affected my mom her whole life, and she has never fully recovered from the pain. This is why I find breast cancer so scary, and it is why I feel it is extremely important that we try and support the fight to find a cure.

Whether you support an organization that promotes awareness or research; any type of support helps us in the fight to find a cure. Breast Cancer Awareness is important because it educates people. Through education, women know how to self examine, and understand the importance of annual mammograms. Early detection is key in surviving this ugly disease.

Of course, any type of research towards finding a cure is vital in the fight against breast cancer; or any type of cancer for that matter. The more we raise awareness, and the more we help the research community, the closer we get to finding a cure for breast cancer.

I love finding products which donate  a percentage of sales to breast cancer research or awareness groups. If I need something, why not purchase the item knowing a percentage of what I spend will go for a cause I believe in? Elemis skin care is my go-to, so this travel kit is something I need for traveling, or for my gym bag. I love that something I would have bought anyway will benefit the fight against breast cancer. I am also a huge fan of Bobbi Brown lipsticks, and Estee Lauder’s Night Repair. These are products I always have in my beauty bag, so why not buy the pink versions which help the fight? Love!

If you don’t need anything right now, or you aren’t shopping for the holidays quite yet, I beg you to donate to your favorite breast cancer awareness and/or research charity. Even if you only have $1 to give, that will help. Just think, what if everyone in the United States gave just $1 towards the fight against breast cancer. That would raise about $325.7 million for the fight against breast cancer. Amazing right?

I also love what Chico’s corporation is doing in the fight against breast cancer. You can read about it here.

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How has breast cancer touched your life?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


What’s in my September 2018 beauty bag

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September beauty from top left: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream c/o Estee Lauder / The Mattifier c/o Estee Lauder / Double Wear foundation c/o Estee Lauder / make-up sponge by BeautyBlender / Set + Refresh c/o Estee Lauder /

Fall is just around the corner and I have added a few new products to my beauty bag! This month I am heavy on new products from Estee Lauder. I love their foundation, so the double wear foundation is a natural addition to my beauty bag. It is long lasting and doesn’t clog my pores; a plus since I am very acne prone!

This mattifier from Estee Lauder is amazing because I have oily skin and it helps keep the shine down. Also, if it’s humid outside, Estee Lauder’s The Mattifier keeps my skin from getting shiny. Love using this under my foundation!

Do you see the orb at the bottom of this post? That is the crazy cool packaging Estee Lauder’s new Advanced Night Repair eye cream came in! Isn’t it fun!! I had to take a picture and share it with you! So very cool packaging aside, this eye cream is fabulous. It minimized fine lines under my eyes and does not clog pores. I am addicted! If you are looking to add one thing to your skin care routine right now, this is the product you need! Like I said, I’m addicted!

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When it’s hot outside, I notice my makeup melts off my face. When I was in Florida last month, my makeup was gone as soon as I exited the hotel! I wish I had this fabulous product from Estee Lauder. It’s called “Set + Refresh” and it does exactly that. It has a refreshing spritz which sets your makeup and prevents it from melting off your face. This product is genius! How did I live without it for so many decades???

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What products have you added to your beauty arsenal this month?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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