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Killer Queen Spring Reign

Killer Queen Spring Reign

Killer Queen Spring Reign, Katy Perry

Press SampleGenerally I shy away from “celebrity” fragrance, but Katy Perry’s Killer Queen is an exception.  Katy’s original Killer Queen fragrance and its luscious fruitiness earned my adoration, and her latest scent is equally amazing!

Killer Queen Spring Reign, Katy Perry

Killer Queen Spring Reign, Katy Perry

Killer Queen Spring Reign, Katy Perry

Killer Queen Spring Reign, Katy Perry

I’m generally not a fan of florals, but there’s a certain fresh, succulent sweetness to the floral fragrances I’ve tested thus far in 2015 that make them winners!

Katy Perry Killer Queen’s Spring Reign features opening notes of pink freesia, violet petals, and cassis. Heart notes of natural davana, gardenia, and may flower rose add balance to the woodsy base notes of cashemeran and cedarwood oil.

Retail price is $39 for a 30ML spray, and $59 for a 100ML spray.

My son spied it on my vanity and said, “this bottle is my favorite.” As I’ve mentioned in my past review of Katy Perry Killer Queen, the bottle reminds me of the prop vial used to hold the youth elixir in the movie “Death Becomes Her”.  It simply looks magical!

Click HERE to buy it at KatyPerryFragrances!

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Avon Ultra Color Lipsticks

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Review

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Review

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Tubes

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick Tubes

Press SampleAvon recently launched their new line of lipsticks! Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lipstick is a brand-new formula that will keep parched lips happy! The product is formulated with hydrating gels, and feels more like a lip treatment than a lipstick once applied.  It doesn’t only feel fabulous, though!  These lipsticks deliver the most incredible, smooth color!

It’s available in 12 gorgeous, color-rich shades, and retail price is a mere $8 per lipstick!  Click through for some swatches, and more information! [Read more…]

Issey Miyake City Blossom Review

Issey Miyake City Blossom

Issey Miyake City Blossom

Issey Miyake City Blossom Photo

Issey Miyake City Blossom Photo

Press SampleThe limited-edition Issey Miyake City Blossom is a breath of fresh spring air! The goal of the scent is to capture the fragrance of that first spring bloom. To me the scent smells simply clean, like a spring afternoon immediately following a sun-shower. If you’re looking for a scent that embodies the season of Spring, L’Eau d’Issey City Blossom Eau de Toilette is what you are looking for!

A 1.6 fl. oz. spray bottle retails for #76, a 3 fl. oz. spray bottle retails for $100.

Retailers include Nordstrom.com, Sephora.com, Ulta, Macys.com, and LordandTaylor.com

Keep reading through the jump for my thoughts on the packaging.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure. [Read more…]

Steals And Deals

Good morning sunshine! I just wanted to get my fearless readers up to date on all of the steals and deals available for your shopping pleasure!

For TWO DAYS ONLY, receive $75 off of your $300 purchase online at Saks.com. Use promo code MAY15 at checkout.  Some designer exclusions apply.

The butter LONDON Friends & Family Anniversary Event is HERE!  Enter promo code FAMILY15 at checkout and you’ll get 30% off of your entire order!  This deal ends on 5/26/15, so grab those summer nail lacquers fast!

Ending TODAY, 5/17/15, take an extra 25% off of select sale and clearance items at Bloomingdales.com with the promo code EXTRA25!

Stocking up on arts & crafts for the summer break?  Get 30% off your entire regular purchase price at Michael’s with promo code CELEBRATE15!

Get an extra 25% off of your Macy’s purchase (ends the evening of 5/17/15).  Excludes home and watches.  Promo code is ICONS.

Scar Away Silicone Scar Sheets Review

Scar Away Silicone Scar Sheets

Scar Away Silicone Scar Sheets

Press SampleIt’s been a year since my youngest had his “accident”.  We had literally just moved to another state, and after a two week period where it seemed to be all work and no play, our family visited a water spray park that my youngest son adored.  He needed a boost so badly that day, and then it happened.  While my son was running toward me through the water spray, another kid crashed into him from the side with full force.  My son flew through the air and landed on his side with nothing to break the fall.  I didn’t see his head hit the ground, but clearly it did, because as he ran toward me I saw a HUGE gash in his cheek that was deep, and white, and oh my GOD… we need to get to an ER!

After that horrible experience, he was left with a giant scar on his cheek about two inches long.  As a beauty blogger, I naturally had an abundance of recommendations from my friends, but nothing topical seemed very effective.  Finally, I read about ScarAway.  The Silicone Scar Sheets are apparently now popular with surgeons, so I decided to give them a go.

ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets couldn’t be simpler to use.  They apply much like a band-aid, only the entire underside of the bandage adheres to the skin.  They are easily (and painlessly) removed in the morning, and don’t leave any sticky residue behind like a Band-Aid would.  My son wore them to sleep each night, removing them in the morning.  After only a few weeks of use, I noticed big changes in the appearance of his scar, so we kept up the routine. [Read more…]