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

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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 FragranceNet.com 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.

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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.

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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 Marcus.com, Bergdorf Goodman, Patchology.com

 

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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.

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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, NeimanMarcus.com, Bergdorf Goodman, Patchology.com.

 

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

Get Set for Summer with Free Beauty Events!

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Looking for some great new beauty products ? Check out FreeBeautyEvents.com, they list all the events in your area with the latest and greatest products.  Just enter your zip to find out what great events are going on near you. They even host a monthly contest with some of the latest and greatest beauty finds.

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Their June Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Hawaiian Tropic, Simple, Essie, CoverGirl, Beyonce Fragrances and more! The Contest runs from now through 6/30/15, winners will be chosen on 7/5/2015 and notified by 7/15/2015.  Be sure to like the Free Beauty Events Facebook Page to enter to win prizes. 

 

To find out what is happening near you click here.


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

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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.

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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 outofafricashea.com

 

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