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NARCISO Fragrance Review

Narciso Rodriguez Fragrance Review

Narciso Rodriguez Fragrance Review

Press SampleWhile not technically part of a holiday collection, I’m going to kick off the holiday shopping season (yes, it’s time) with a NARCISO Fragrance review.  The scent was launched last Spring by the incomparable Narciso Rodriguez. [Read more...]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, readers!  I am taking a “holiday” to celebrate with my family, but will be back with another review tomorrow.

NEW From NARS: NARS Loves Miami

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NARS Loves Miami

I did it!  Literally five minutes ago, I finished my holiday shopping!  I’m still in a shopping mood though, so my eyes focused on this new collection from NARS. The NARS Loves Miami collection contains the favorite NARS shades in the city of Miami!

NARS Loves Miami is sold as one gift set, and includes the following:

EYE & CHEEK PALETTE
ORGASM BLUSH: Peachy pink with golden shimmer
FATHOM SINGLE EYESHADOW: Pink tulle with shimmer
KALAHARI DUO EYESHADOW (right side): Sugared cocoa
DAPHNE SINGLE EYSHADOW: Matte deep violet
CORDURA DUO EYESHADOW (right side): Shimmering sooty dark brown
LAGUNA BRONZING POWDER: Brown with golden shimmer

NAIL POLISH
ORGASM: Peachy pink with shimmer

LIP GLOSS
ORGASM: Peachy pink with shimmer

Retail price is $75.

Don’t forget to check out the NARS Loves LA set!

or the NARS Loves New York set!

Currently you’ll have to hit a NARS location in Palm Beach, Dadeland, Aventura Mall or Boca.  I’m certain this collection will soon be available online, however!

Ulta Light Them Up Set

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Ulta Light Them Up Holiday Eye and Lip Set

Press Sample Ulta’s Light Them Up gift set includes two gorgeous little Ulta Super Shiny glosses, five blendable Ulta Eye Crayons that work as liner or as shadow, a two-size pencil sharpener, and eye primer. [Read more...]

MAC Nocturnals Lip Gloss Set in Nude

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MAC Nocturnals Lip Gloss Set

Press SampleWho says department store shopping needs to bust the budget? Certainly not MAC, with the Nocturnals Lip Gloss set in Nude, you’re sure to please the beauty lover in your life, and all for a budget friendly $32.50! [Read more...]

Laura Mercier Petite Baked Eye Colour Bonbons, Bronze Trio

Laura Mercier Petite Baked Eye Colour Bonbons, Bronze Trio

Laura Mercier Petite Baked Eye Colour Bonbons, Bronze Trio

Press SampleI am quite obsessed with Laura Mercier’s Petite Baked Eye Colour Bonbons in “Bronze Trio”. This adorable little compact contains three dome-shaped baked shadows, in a collection of neutrals that are anything but boring. [Read more...]

SOL Republic Tracks Headphones

Sol Republic Tracks Headset

Sol Republic Tracks Headset

Press SampleIt was on Christmas Day that I received my first Walkman, and I remember marveling over the sound! “It sounds like the band is in the room!” I remember exclaiming. Today’s headsets are so vastly superior, I had a similar amazed reaction when I donned the SOL Republic Tracks On-Ear Headphones, in a dashing race-car red.  The sound delivered was crystal clear, and immersive! [Read more...]

Ulta Shine On Nail Lacquer Collection, Holiday 2013

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Ulta Holiday: Shine On Nail Lacquer Collection

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Here’s another adorable little gift from Ulta!  The Shine On Nail Lacquer collection!  This set includes four petite nail lacquers in trendy winter shades that could appeal to a beauty lover of any age!  Once again, sold out online!  You’ll have to cruise on over to your local Ulta to grab this gift for yourself or a friend! [Read more...]

Last Minute Gifts: Ulta Candy Dish Holiday Bath Set

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Ulta Holiday: Candy Dish Bath Set

Press SampleThe mall near my home has been a zoo.  I’m not talking about just on the weekends.  I mean any time, any day of the week, there are lines at every register.  In fact, I have now decided the day after Cyber Monday should be called “Trash Can Tuesday” because attempting to shop feels more like a dumpster dive than anything else. [Read more...]

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Intense For Men

Paco Rabonne 1 Million For Men, Intense!

Paco Rabanne 1 Million, Intense!

Press SampleLast year I featured Paco Rabanne 1 Million for Men, the original bold fragrance housed in a Gold Bullion container that is sure to make a splash even when just displayed on the vanity.

This year, the brand has introduced 1 Million Intense for Men, so I was curious to sample the product and see just how “intense” the scent was.  My thoughts on the original 1 Million was that it was most certainly intended for a powerful man, so I was quite surprised that intense actually didn’t seem quite so intense!  In fact, I like it even more than the original!  Paco Rabanne 1 Million Intense is masculine, but not overpowering, and has a slight hint of sweetness.  Notes are a combination of spicy and citrus.

Retail price is $63 for a 1.7 oz spray, and $84 for a 3.4 oz spray.  Collections and layering options abound!

Retailers include Macys.com, Ulta.com Sephora.com.

This product was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.