11.30.2009

FragranceX.com: Miss Dior Cherie



"At FragranceX.com our goal is to provide you with the largest selection of perfume and cologne at the lowest prices. Our discount fragrance selection consists of over 9,500 brands of discount perfume, discount cologne, discount body lotion, and discount after shaves including many discontinued perfumes and discontinued colognes. All fragrances are 100% authentic designer brands, we don't sell knockoffs or imitations."

Miss Dior Cherie
by Christian Dior
1 oz. $67.50
"Miss Dior Cherie Perfume by Christian Dior, A new spin on a timeless classic, miss dior cherie by the design house of christian dior introduced this elegant modern fragrance in 2005. The bottle maybe new but it's design was inspired by the classic. An amazing blend of strawberry leaves and green mandarin open up this scent. Then blends into a violette, pink jasmine and strawberry sorbet which finishes off with fresh patchouli, musk and crystalline."
What Sephora has to say about it:

This is a modern fragrance that captures the timeless couture spirit of Dior. A new interpretation of the original Miss Dior fragrance, Miss Dior Cherie combines pure couture spirit with the audacity of youthful, playful notes for a fresh approach to a timeless classic. Notes of chic, green tangerine, violette, and pink jasmine mingle with soft patchouli, musk, and delectably sweet strawberry leaves and caramelized popcorn for a delicious scent that's truly irresistible.

Notes:
Green Tangerine, Violette, Pink Jasmine, Patchouli, Crystalline Musk, Strawberry Leaves, Caramelized Popcorn, Strawberry Sorbet.
Style:
Pure. Precious. Modern.

Okay OBSESSION ALERT!!! I am absolutely head-over-heels IN LOVE with this fragrance!
I am sure you've all heard the rave reviews, but I finally gave in to the hype and I am so glad I did.
Lollipop26 couldn't have said it better, this fragrance is super feminine!
I love the sweetness of the strawberries (almost like strawberries and champagne)...
It is NOT too fruity and NOT too floral.
Overly floral scents just give me a headache.
This has a nice light musk of "Caramelized Popcorn."
Sounds crazy right?
Actually, it really helps keep this from being too overpowering- it keeps it soft and settle.
It's unique though, unlike any other scent that I have tried.
I could smell this all day- oh, which reminds me, it LASTS all day! OH JOY!
It is so ridiculously difficult to find a perfume you LOVE that will actually last and not wear-off in a matter of hours.
HALLELUJAH!




1 oz. spray is perfect for your purse or for travel!


11.28.2009

Winter Body Care Must Haves with Kings & Queens and Rituals




Body Scrub
Sultan of Granada
Lemon Flower






This scrub is my favorite!!
It smells absolutely amazing- very fresh!



Hammam Body Mud
Renew your body and use this unique Rituals shower mud to nourish and lightly scrub your skin. The mud removes dead skin cells and skin impurities. An ultra soft skin in combination with the Hammam hot scrub.
  • Renew your body and use this unique shower mud to nourish and lightly scrub your skin
  • Pure China Clay removes dead skin cells and skin impurities
  • Soothing oils have a relaxing and soothing effect on your skin
  • The ritual: massage a thin layer on wet skin, leave on for 2 minutes, rinse off in shower or soak off
  • Slowly while taking a bath
The ancient Hammam ritual is based on the tradition of cleansing your body. For centuries, the bathhouse or Hammam has been an important part of Asian culture. Originating from Turkey, this ritual steam bath takes you on a mysterious, relaxing 'journey of warmth' through both body and mind. After cleansing your body, your skin is ready for extra relaxation. This inspired us to develop Hammam Body Mud. Wrap yourself in pure Hammam luxury and cover your body with this ultra nourishing body mask. Pure Chinese Clay helps your body while Eucalyptus has a vitalising effect. Relax, allow your skin to absorb the mud mask, and then let it wash away in the bath or under the shower. Your skin has never felt so soft before!




Ginkgo's Secret
Extra Rich & Repairing Hand Balm
A luxurious, rich hand balm enriched with Giseng en Ginko Biloba for ultra soft hands. Specially created to soothe & repair rough, dry hands.
  • This luxurious, rich hand balm is specially created to soothe & repair rough, dry hands.
  • Enriched with Ginseng (the symbol for immortality) & Ginkgo Biloba which is known to strengthen the blood vessels.
  • Tip: use Ginkgo's Secret at night when the skin's natural renewal process works 8 times faster.
Hands are fascinating. Five thousand years ago, the Chinese had already engrossed themselves in the study of the hand. Your hands speak volumes about your age and your character. They reveal what you love, how you feel and what your talents are. All day long they work for you, touching, feeling, grasping and letting go. Your hands are sensitive; the skin on your hands is the first to show signs of ageing. They deserve extra care and attention.
Ginkgo's Secret is a luxurious hand balm, developed by Rituals especially for dry hands. Designed to
work in harmony with the skins natural night-time renewal processes, Ginkgo's Secret helps tired hands to recover from a hard days work. This rich hand balm combines the regenerating powers of the renowned life root Ginseng with extracts of the ancient Ginkgo Biloba tree to stimulate circulation and boost cell renewal leaving hands soft and rejuvenated.

Discover the secret of beautiful hands.
I am not too keen on the scent of this hand balm- it's a little too much for me, however, the texture is fabulous and I use it for that reason.
It's been very dry in San Diego and this helps to really hydrate my dry hands.

Check out Kings & Queens and Rituals !!



11.27.2009

June Jacobs Spa Collection: Vanda Orchid


Spa Collection

June Jacobs, a world renowned spa visionary for over thirty years, has redefined luxury spa. Based on highly effective concentrations of carefully selected botanical and plant extracts recognized for their soothing and restorative powers, the couture June Jacobs Spa Collection marries age defying science and luxury. All formulas include cutting-edge, pure and effective ingredients along with a powerful patent-pending blend of white, red and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts to help neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins and combat the visible signs of premature aging. Our collection is one of the first in the field of botanical skincare to benefit from the technology of hydrosols, which distills active ingredients to their purest form so that they are easily assimilated and absorbed by the skin without irritation. Formulas do not include parabens, preservatives, petrochemicals, synthetic dyes, sulfates and are mostly fragrance-free and deliver unparalleled results. The June Jacobs Spa Collection for the face and body addresses all skin concerns including anti-aging, acne, hyperpigmentation, dryness and dehydration.

Read more about June Jacobs Spa Collection HERE!!

So this entire Collection is the Vanda Orchid.
This scent is LOVELY, I think it would suit many different noses!
It's infused with aromatherapy yet still floral and feminine.

Vanda Orchid
Shower Gel
$35
Paraben and preservative free, this refreshing cleansing gel with a subtle, yet sensuous bouquet of orchid extract helps detoxify the body as it gently sweeps away impurities and dead skin cells. Powerful patent pending anti-oxidant blend of white, red and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts help to neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins and combat the visible signs of premature aging. Nourishing botanicals protect from moisture loss, leaving the skin clean, soft, supple, and revitalized.
I love shower gels with pumps!

This shower gel is super thick, which I love!
I even used it to shave my legs!!



Vanda Orchid
Dry Oil Body Spray
$45
Paraben and preservative free, this luxurious dry body oil spray is formulated with cymbidium orchid, rich in minerals, revered for its reparative properties, which envelopes the body in a veil of nourishment. Vitamin E and nourishing oils of apricot, peach and squalane, are easily absorbed by the skin and work to rapidly condition and replenish lost moisture. Leaves the skin silky, velvety soft and smooth.







Vanda Orchid
Mist
$48
Paraben and preservative free, this revitalizing toner is enhanced with an infusion of orchid extract, rich in minerals to repair the skin. Rosemary, clary and geranium extracts act as gentle antiseptics removing make-up residue while natural anti-inflammatories, sweet violet and chamomile extracts soothe and maintain the skin’s natural pH. Powerful patent pending anti-oxidant blend of white, red and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts help to neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins and combat the visible signs of premature aging. Leaves the skin, refreshed and the senses, energized.



The mist is definitely lighter than the Dry Oil Body Spray.




Vanda Orchid
Body Balm
$60
Paraben and preservative free, this luxurious body balm blends the moisturizing miracle of shea butter with nourishing oils of squalane, jojoba and sunflower seed to soften, protect and replenish lost moisture in the skin. Powerful patent pending anti-oxidant blend of white, red and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts help to neutralize free radicals, protect skin from environmental toxins and combat the visible signs of premature aging. The delicate bouquet of orchid extract adjusts to the body chemistry of the wearer and leaves the senses refreshed and the skin velvety soft , supple and rejuvenated.
This is my FAVORITE body moisturizer for the winter!!
They call it a body balm rather than a lotion because it is thicker, however it's not a pain to rub in- it's sooo nice! My favorite out of this collection.


Spa Collection