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Shakira Debuts New Fragrance, ELIXIR.

Elixir by Shakira introduces us to a new dimension of Shakira, a stunning interpretation of a powerful femininity inspired by an exotic sensuality. The story of Elixir takes place in the deserts of Morocco, evoking images of the sun setting over golden sand.

Neroli flower mixed with the exotic freshness of white pepper provides the opening of this oriental fragrance. The top note gives way to a feminine floral heart composed of freesia and peony wrapped in a fruity, velvety ‘apricot skin’ accord. Elixir’s bottom note reveals a balsamic mix of benzoin and sugar cane, with white cedar wood, musk and warm amber.

Elixir by Shakira, $29 – $36 USD, is available at Kohl’s and Sears.

Kiehl’s launches new collection: Aromatic Blends!

I had the chance to check out the Fig Leaf and Sage scent and it’s amazing! I wasn’t sure how sage would work as a fragrance but the mixture with the Fig Leaf is warm and summery. The longer I wear it the better it smells, the fragrance is fresh and I love how different it is from the usual scents.   A great line of fragrances that are long wearing and great unique scents.

Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends collection
The countryside of Provence, a Moroccan oasis, the jungles of Uganda, a tranquil Japanese gardens…just the suggestion of each of these places conjures an immediately spectacle of sight, sound, and scent.  And, it is to each of these places that Kiehl’s will send its customers, via our newest launch:  Aromatic Blends.

Aromatic Blends is a four-fragrance, three-product, scented body collection and sensorial journey.

Since their inception, Kiehl’s chemists have traveled the world in search of the most unique ingredients for its efficacious products. Aromatic Blends represents the company’s authentic apothecary heritage of inspiring fragrance blends, utilizing sustainable sourcing methods, the finest natural ingredients, and the latest in science and technology for use in its formulations.

Each of the four scent pairings takes you on a voyage to the source of Kiehl’s ingredients, and the fragrance’s inspiration:

  • Orange Flower & Lychee: a desert oasis in Morocco
  • Vanilla & Sandalwood: the dense jungle of Uganda
  • Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit: the tranquil gardens of Japan
  • Fig Leaf & Sage: the lush countryside of Provence

Aromatic Blends consists of Fragrance, Skin-Softening Cleanser, and Skin-Softening Lotion.

  • Each scent (found in all three products) was formulated with 30% less ingredients than found in traditional fragrances, using higher proportions of each key ingredient, so the resulting scents reflect a truer rendition of the ingredients.
  • The cleanser and lotion are high-performance, so with use of the complete Aromatic Blends line, customers will receive continuous skin care benefits throughout the day
  • Available on Kiehls.com, July 1; launches in Kiehl’s stores nationwide July 10.

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for an honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.

butter London to launch line on QVC!

butter LONDON is thrilled to announce their launch on QVC in July! The first appearance is this Friday, July 13th and butter LONDON will be selling one of their most popular collections, the Nail Essentials Collection Trio! Famous for exceptional, “3 Free” (non-toxic) nail lacquer colours created each season alongside the world’s top fashion designers, butter LONDON is the “go to” brand for high fashion beauty.

butter LONDON Nail Essentials Collection Trio (QVC Item #A228230, Approximately $29.50)

This pack contains the basic elements of a 3 Free collection — classic basecoat, lacquer and topcoat. It’s everything you need to start fresh the butter LONDON way!

Scheduled to launch on Friday, July 13 at 10 PM (ET) during “Friday Night Beauty”

These products will be available through QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515

butter LONDON is also scheduled to appear on QVC Tuesday, July 31 at 9 PM (ET) during “Tuesday Night Beauty”

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Online EXCLUSIVE Event! Get a Lancôme Hypnôse Star Mascara Before It’s Available in Stores!‏

Starting today, July 10th, Sephora.com will host an online exclusive event for Beauty Insiders, giving you the opportunity to purchase NEW Hypnôse Star, Lancôme’s most glamorous mascara, for just 72 hours before it hits counters in September.

Inspired by the sensuous femininity of 1930’s Hollywood films, Hypnôse Star exudes theatrical glamour like no other. Encased in a sparkling tube, the volumizing mascara coats lashes in a decadent formula that makes for a spotlight-stealing gaze. A dual-sided brush creates ultra-glam eyes, by building intense volume at the lash line and finishing with alluring length and curl.

Coming together to capture the essence of Hypnôse Star is longtime Lancôme model Daria Werbowy and the iconic Betty Boop. The first-ever comic heroine, Boop’s flirtatiously long eyelashes and “boo-boo-bee-doo” catchphrase have come to typify the eternally youthful spirit of the Hollywood ingénue. We’re happy to offer quotes from Betty Boop, our new ambassadress who truly embodies the glamour of Hypnôse Star.

Hypnôse Star suggested retail, $28; available at Sephora and sephora.com nationwide beginning in September.