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Find the Perfect Fragrance for Every Dad this Father’s Day.


Dads are quite possibly the hardest people to shop for and although gifting cologne is tried and true, chances are you’ve probably overlooked important factors such as Dad’s body chemistry, personality and lifestyle while spritzing through the latest men’s scents.

To find the perfect cologne for Dad, check out the six colognes from to match every personality below.

The Dapper Dad: Now Dad can smell as good as he looks. Tom Ford Noir ($128.99) is an obvious choice for the dad who stays sharply dressed and wants his signature scent to match. He’ll appreciate how Tom Ford’s blend of bergamot, violet flower, leather, and black pepper accents his suit and tie.

The Outdoorsy Dad: Ideal for the Dad who is an aspiring Paul Bunyan, Dior Homme ($87.99) features a great blend of deep woody smells with a slight, fresh sweetness Citrusy Bergamot, sensual grapefruit blossom and cotton-fresh white musks infuse to create a radiant, contemporary signature.

The Modern Dad: Designed for a Dad who is sophisticated and refined, Valentino Uomo ($109.99) opens with bergamot and myrtle, succeeded in the heart by roasted coffee combined with gianduja cream, on a rich base created of cedar and precious leather.

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One of my all time faves, this fresh beachy scent is clean and crisp and perfect for dads young and old. This is one of those scents I can’t stop smelling its warm and comforting and is a great daytime scent.

The Beach Dad: If the beach house is Dad’s most prized possession, Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani ($71.99) is the cologne for him. The blend of sea notes, lime, lemon, and orange shine through from the very first spray till the end. It is at the base where the white musk develops, making for the perfect daytime cologne.

Prada Luna Rossa

The Prada Luna Rossa Extreme is definitely a standout from most men’s colognes. The warm black pepper and citrus combine to make a strong spicy, warm scent. I love the notes of citrus and how they blend with the warm leathery notes.

A great gift for the dad who loves a crisp, clean suit and is always the office’s best dressed.

The Exec Dad: If your Dad’s office is his second home, Prada Luna Rossa Extreme ($94.99) is the ideal scent for him. This masculine fragrance plays up his serious side while offering a twist of spicy intrigue. The earthy warmth of black pepper contrasts with sharp and citrusy bergamot and is softened by the clean scent of lavender. The complex blend is cradled by the leathery fragrance of labdanum with a highlight of fresh juniper berries.


This bottle is a must for the sporty dad in your life. The trophy like bottle is sure to catch his attention and he will love the fresh scent. One spray goes a long way and I love the staying power of this fragrance. The woody notes draw you in and the grapefruit and mandarin orange notes add a unique quality to this scent. Really love this scent!

The Sporty Dad: For the Dad who is inspired by sporting and the thrill of competition, Paco Rabanne Invictus ($82.99) is the fragrance of a champion. This aquatic, woody fragrance blends the excitement of sport with dreamlike elements that celebrate victory and power.

The Preppy Dad: If your Dad is a fan of golf and tennis then look no further than Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Edition ($44.99). Classy and outgoing, this cologne features a fresh blend of grapefruit, rosemary, Cedarwood and Ylang Ylang.

5 Minute Beauty Solutions: Patchology FlashMasques and FlashPatches

The NEW Patchology FlashMasques and FlashPatches are the perfect 5-minute solutions to help you look your best in just 5 minutes! Created with unique formulations and luxurious materials, these two new products address the needs of the under eyes and entire face in a flash.

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I am sold hook, line and sinker on these little patches. My allergies have been killing me, the Pacific Northwest has been hit with an extraordinarily bad allergy season. Along with red, scratchy eyes my eye area is puffy and feels ick. The first time I put these patches on I felt like running outside and going full Maria Von Trapp singing the Hills Are Alive as I spin in circles through clouds of pollen. The eye masks felt like ice cold angel kisses on my allergy swollen skin.

I love to apply these at night before I brush my teeth and get ready for bed. The feel so amazing and after I remove there is a bit of serum I gently pat in to work over night while I sleep. The results is brighter, smoother skin that feels as great as it looks.


Patchology FlashPatches
Patchology’s hydrogel FlashPatches deliver deep hydration and eye revitalization in a way that topical creams or serums cannot in just five minutes! Highly advanced cooling and refreshing translucent FlashPatches accelerate the delivery of ingredients to the eye area utilizing HydraSurge5 Moisture System to relieve puffiness, eye fatigue, and to deeply hydrate eyes revealing a smoother, brighter, youthful appearance for a perfect pre-makeup finish! They are packaged in a jar that contains 30 pairs of patches, making them incredibly affordable, convenient and environmentally friendly.

Pricing/Availability: $50.00 for 30 pairs of FlashPatches. $1.67 per eye treatment / Neiman Marcus, Neiman, Bergdorf Goodman,


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While I love at home spa treatments time is something I never have a lot of.  So I jumped at the chance to try Patchology’s FlashMasques, all the benefits of a great face mask but it only takes 5 minutes.

I sampled the Exfoliate FlashMasque and the first thing I noticed upon opening the package was the amazing scent. Fresh and clean with a hint of citrus. The mask itself is made of a super soft baby blanket like material.  The mask formed well to my face and I was able to get things done without it falling off. Just 5 quick minutes and I removed the mask. It leaves a bit of serum on your skin which you just rub in.

My skin felt great after just 5 minutes and was so smooth.  I love how great the results are in just 5 minutes. And the serum left my skin smooth and ready for makeup such an easy addition to my morning routine and just once a week is all it takes for great results.


Patchology FlashMasques
Patchology’s FlashMasques are made of a luxe fabric that stays put as you move and has a ‘barely there’ look once applied. While most sheet masks take 15-20 minutes, the Patchology FlashMasques drench skin with deep hydration in as little as 5 minutes due to Patchology’s proprietary HydraSurge5 Moisture System that contains a combination of five proven hydrating ingredients and highly advanced mask fabric. Upon use, you are left with a balanced skin tone resulting in brighter and more youthful-looking skin. FlashMasques are currently available in the following types to address targeted skincare needs: exfoliate, hydrate and illuminate.

Price/Availability: $50 for a package of 8 FlashMasques. $6.25 per masque treatment/ Neiman Marcus,, Bergdorf Goodman,


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own. 

Sandal Season Must Have! Out of Africa Shea Butter Foot Cream


Sandal season is back! And while I love this time of year it can leave the skin on my feet dry and icky. And the last thing you want is dry, scratchy heels in your brand new sandals. I had been looking for a new foot cream and had the chance to try Out of Africa’s new Shea Butter Foot Cream.

out of africa swatch

First thing I noticed was the refreshing peppermint and tea tree oil scent. It smells great and  feels amazing on my feet after a long day. The cream is really rich and thick and hydrated my skin without leaving it feeling greasy. After just the first 3 days I love how much softer the skin on my feet and heels is. Definitely will be a bedside staple this summer. I keep this next to my bed apply before bed and let the lotion go to work while I get my Zzz’s.

Out of Africa’s new Shea Butter Foot Cream
Bring cracked, dry heels back to baby soft with Out of Africa’s new Shea Butter Foot Cream. Created to provide 100% natural relief and relaxation for tired feet, this restorative cream is enriched with 20% pure and unrefined shea butter for exceptional comfort and renewal. Roughness will fade away as ultra-nourishing shea softens to deep treat. With the addition of peppermint, mint, rosemary and tea tree oils, Out of Africa’s Shea Butter Foot Cream will create a refreshing, cooling sensation perfect for sole stress relief. These anti-microbial oils will also keep feet smelling fresh. With continued use, feet will feel hydrated, silky soft and soothed with redness, achiness and irritation reduced. This nutrient rich, creamy formula is also ideal for diabetic skin relief.

Price: $7.99 for 3.4oz via


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

8 Beauty Must-Haves For Looking HOT This Summer!

8 Beauty Must-Haves For Looking HOT This Summer!

By Cassie Brewer

One of the most fun things about summer is what you get to wear – or not-wear! Whether you’re donning the latest bikini fashions on the beach, bringing your style to a music festival, or just going for a drive in the sun, there are several new trends this summer that are even hotter than the weather!

1. Monochromatic Sunglasses

Black and white patterned sunglasses are all the rage this summer, bringing a high-fashion feel to any outfit. Pair yours with something bright like Miley Cyrus and her Emma Mulholland shades, or find a pair in virtually any print or variance on the shelves this summer.

2. High-Waisted Bikinis

Hailing back to a more retro feel, high-waisted bikinis are making a comeback, with more styles and colors available than ever before. Some women like the more modest feeling this kind of swimsuit confers — it’s definitely a big opposite to triangle string bikinis! They also look great on most any body type as they emphasize the natural waistline rather than hugging low on the hips.


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3. Sun Hats

Stay out of the sun with a sexy sun hat. Sun hats are always a great go-to for your swimming suit, but the options in summer really are endless. Pair a floppy straw number with a scooped neckline, or with skinny jeans. Try out a dark colored wide-brimmed hat with long dresses and off the shoulder numbers.

4. Mini Backpacks

The backpack is back! Mini backpacks and style backpacks are certainly a must-have this summer for a cute addition to your look that is serviceable as well as stylish! Bring all your necessary items around with you at music festivals and events this summer.


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5. Belly Chains

You’ve got the shades and the bikini, but have you tried rocking a body chain yet to complete your summer sun-kissed look? Belly and body chains are an eye catching way to amp up your bikini or bandeau top. Hot!

6. Sunless Tanner

One of the sexiest things these days has got to be protecting your skin from sun damage. Especially hard in the summertime when all you want to do is play outside and get that beautiful sun-kissed glow! Never fear, the latest sunless tanner to hit the shelves uses the latest science to bring you some sun in a bottle minus the skin cancer. St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion works on wet skin, and unlike other sunless tanners gets you a glow that’s even, not streaky.

7. Minimalist Jewelry

Minimalist jewelry is definitely trending this summer as a cool, effortless and yet elegant way to bring some creativity to any wardrobe. Especially important in summer is the ability to take an outfit from daytime fun to a dressy night out, and minimalist jewelry is a great way to achieve that. Mix and match pieces of different metals, shapes, or styles, and if you have a statement piece like an awesome ring or bracelet, don’t be afraid to throw it on with the rest of your ensemble.

8 .Denim Pieces

Jeans are my personal favorite – you can dress them up and down, and nothing says effortlessly cool like a good pair of blues. Denim is becoming trendy this summer for off-beat items like shoes and handbags, so be sure to be on the watch for these pieces. Don’t forget to try out basic jeans, like these awesome patch B-Sides, in your everyday look.


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Summer is the best time to try out new accessories, looks, and just be a lighter, sunnier you! Check out these must-have items to make your summer one you won’t soon forget.