July 26, 2016

SCENTBIRD JULY SELECTION: DOLCE & GABBANA LA TEMPERANCE 14

 *product was sent to me as part of a brand ambassador campaign*
 
Hello gorgeous readers! I'm excited to bring you a review for my July selection of SCENTBIRD perfume. You can receive a FREE month's subscription with my link below this post (availability section). Each fat vial contains a full month supply of perfume and the cases are interchangeable so you can change atomizers to match your current color mood of the day. Stay Beautiful! XOXO

NEW ADDITION!
SCENTBIRD is now offering acrylic
 cases to store your atomizer scent collection! 
 new pearl atomizer!
 
 full one month supply, vial is larger than it appears

 Ambrette Musk Mallow, Pink Pepper, 
Iris, Oriental Notes, Musk

Formula: La Temperance 14 is a slight fruity, floral, aquatic type perfume. The sweet amber and powdery iris notes are what really linger on the dry down. I cannot fully describe this scent but it's delicious and sensual at the same time. Lovely to wear during the day and equally as nice for a night out. Wear time is about four to five hours before you need another spritz or two to freshen up. I love that the fragrance smells different from other perfumes and it is not nauseating at all. La Temperance is a good selection for a fashionably eclectic woman. I love it and I love that the warm amber and musk work well with my body chemistry.

Availability: SCENTBIRD, FREE MONTH (click link) $14.99 monthly sub
VENUS LOVES VIRGO

July 22, 2016

FRANK OLIVIER BAMBOO PERFUME AT THE FRAGRANCE OUTLET


 *product was sent to me for my consideration, my review is genuine and my own opinion*

Hello gorgeous readers! I'm excited to share an exclusive fragrance brand with you, courtesy of the Fragrance Outlet. Frank Olivier Bamboo Perfume conjures up images of exotic forests of green bamboo plants from the East. And it's only available at the Fragrance Outlet. The company sells high-end, genuine designer fragrances at a price every one can afford. They bring the fragrance shopping experience right to your laptop so you can browse in the comfort of your own home. Perfumes are always shipped in a timely manner and presented in a ready to gift way, wrapped with a a bow on top! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and eager to answer all your questions. Read more about my take on Bamboo below. Stay Beautiful! XOXO

Fragrance Outlet is one of the nation’s largest retailers of genuine designer fragrances and related accessories. We also pride ourselves on being the leading authority on fragrances. Our stores offer the widest selection of designer perfume and fragrances at the most affordable prices. We carry the most popular names in fragrance including Calvin Klein, Escada, Hugo Boss, Carolina Herrera, Paco Rabanne, Michael Kors, Thierry Mugler, DKNY, Coach, Vera Wang, and many other in-demand designer fragrances. Fragrance Outlet is proud to be a purveyor of the finest women’s perfume and men’s perfume and fragrances that are sold at a great value.

 the fragrance outlet has a large selection of exclusive scents (photo represents samples)

 BAMBOO: Top notes: Blackcurrant, violet leaves, ivy. Middle notes: Lily, rose, ylang-ylang, freesia. Base notes: Musk, cedar and vetiver

Opinion: Bamboo by Frank Olivier is a Fragrance Outlet exclusive. The perfume pays homage to eastern culture and the bamboo plant. Just like it's namesake, the fragrance is a light, floral that has a soft powdery green dry down with decent wear time. Bamboo lingered on my skin for over four hours at it's strongest. Although I typically am not a floral fan, this fragrance is subtle and fresh. I would recommend this for spring/summer and daytime use due to it's refreshing quality. In my opinion, Bamboo is more of an elegant, mature scent rather than a sporty one. I also have to mention the glass bottle with a fancy etched bamboo print on top that makes a nice addition to your vanity table --  the little details mean a lot. If you feel that Bamboo is not the right scent for you, feel free to browse the Fragrance Outlet website (linked below) and be prepared to enter a world of luxurious perfumes at affordable price points.

Availability: Fragrance Outlet, $72
VENUS LOVES VIRGO

July 21, 2016

JUICE BEAUTY GREEN APPLE PEEL (FULL STRENGTH)


I purchased Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel awhile back because I had read such amazing reviews about it. This is the full strength and not suitable for sensitive skin, however, I wanted a potent peel so I purchased it anyway. They make a sensitive version if you feel that formula is more appropriate for you. Using my Platinum reward points, the cost was virtually close to none. It's pretty expensive, although Ulta is running a promotional event right now and you can buy it for half price. Stay Beautiful! XOXO

Exfoliate with Juice Beauty's patented, bestselling, potent alpha and beta hydroxy acid peel that delivers spa grade exfoliation, revealing a brighter complexion while creating firmer-looking skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation for optimum age-defying results. Juice Beauty's GREEN APPLE Peel Full Strength is designed for all skin types (except sensitive skin), 20's and up and is effective for reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and uneven skin tone and texture

moisturizer bonus included in my order

Formula: Let me talk about the full strength potency first. While my skin is super sensitive, I was able to tolerate this. Although, it did make my skin tingle after ten minutes so I washed it off quickly. So basically it is tolerable for some sensitive skin types and perhaps not others. Don't fret. The brand has an alternative sensitive skin formula. My skin felt smoother after use and dry patches were sloughed off. I definitely would not use this more than 3X a month. While I feel it's a decent peel, there are other products that can do the same job for less. The good points are that Juice Beauty is cruelty-free and they use natural ingredients in their products. Also, a 2 ounce jar will last you for quite some time. When I use up the entire jar, that is when I'll be able to decide if the long-term results are positive and if it's worth buying again. Until then...

Availability: Ulta, Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel, $46, Sale $22.50 2oz
VENUS LOVES VIRGO
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