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Pamper Dad with the RITUALS Samurai Collection

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Ditch the cufflinks and goofy ties this year and give the special man in your life something he’ll love this Father’s Day! The RITUALS Samurai Collection is a unique gift to make any dad feel pampered and loved from head to toe.

The RITUALS Samurai Collection is inspired by ancient Samurai warriors, who paid great attention to their personal appearance. The collection includes 22 skin, body and grooming products formulated with powerful botanicals and enriched with Basil, Ginseng, Mint and Organic Bamboo to refresh and nourish dad.

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This face cream is sure to become a favorite of the Dad in your life. The formula is lightweight and absorbs quickly. It smells fantastic  a bit woody and spicy definitely a sexy masculine scent. And the best part it will leave his face silky smooth while repairing and protecting his skin.

Samurai Anti Age anti wrinkle face cream $45
Enriched with Japanese Shiso for protection and anti-ageing properties. Helps to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, while nourishing and hydrating the skin. This cream leaves a silky soft layer on the skin. Contains Japanese Shiso and Active Botanical Complex.

 

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This foot scrub is Amazing! Might not make it to Dad. The scrub has just the right amount of grit to really polish the skin on my feet. And the Chinese Mint smells so insanely good.The scrub leaves my feet so smooth and the mint is really refreshing after a long day. A summer must have for Dad or people who have Dads. ;)

Qing Fa cooling foot scrub $16
Soothing and cooling foot scrub that polishes the skin and leaves your feet feeling as smooth as silk. Combines the refreshing effect of Chinese Mint with the skin-softening benefits of Yi Yi Ren. Contains Chinese Mint to revitalise tired feet. After scrubbing the feet, use our cooling Lao Tze foot balsam.

Result: your feet feel cared for and supple. Your whole body benefits from the care you give your feet

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The perfect companion for the Qing Fa Cooling Foot Scrub this is a spa worthy experience. The balm is thick and rich but absorbs well and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. The Chinese Mints smells and feels so amazing. Definitely going to have to grab this duo for myself.

Lao Tze cooling foot balm $15
Unique rich balm with a combination of natural ingredients that leaves dry, rough skin feeling silky, soft and supple. Pamper your feet with this sensational, nourishing and cooling formula. Contains Chinese Mint for revitalising tired feet.

Result: feet feel silky soft and supple, while your whole body benefits from the care you devote to your feet

 

Available as gift sets or individual products at rituals.com, the collection ranges from $10 to $45.

 

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

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.

Introducing Estée Lauder’s New Dimension Transformative Skincare Collection

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A new perspective. A different angle. Now, Estée Lauder empowers women to transform and define their appearance in a completely new way. Introducing New Dimension, a transformative collection that’s so powerful it will help change women’s perspective on how they see themselves. One breakthrough serum – New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum – and an Expert Liquid Tape along with two custom shaping experts – Shape + Sculpt Face Kit and Shape + Sculpt Eye Kit – help create beautiful contours and a visibly more defined facial shape. Working on every level of skin’s surface, helping to create both visible volume and structure, this new collection finds, flatters and reflects skin’s best features. It’s a multi-faceted transformation, immediately and over time. Needed visible volume is added. Facial contours look more defined. The cheeks and jawline appear more lifted. Revolutionary? Absolutely. New Dimension gives a whole new angle on beauty.

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THE TRANSFORMATIVE COLLECTION
Today, real transformation is possible. For the first time, New Dimension helps create beautiful contours and a visibly more defined facial shape:

  • New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum – a powerful, concentrated formula that helps define the look of contours to help lift the look of cheeks and the jawline by improving both visible volume and structure.
  • New Dimension Expert Liquid Tape – a precision-accurate treatment that targets and helps give a tighter feel to key facial contours. Over time, New Dimension Expert Liquid Tape helps firm, tone and give a more sculpted, lifted look around eyes.
  • New Dimension Shape + Sculpt Face Kit – an all-in-one contouring duo that instantly creates an ideal facial framework with two expertly coordinated cream shades. The neutral tones make contouring mistake-proof every time.
  • New Dimension Shape + Sculpt Eye Kit – an eye contour kit that helps create ideal eye shape and appearance.

A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON BEAUTY
New Dimension is also changing women’s perspective on the way they see themselves. Estée Lauder went beyond traditional consumer testing, using advanced Neuroscience Testing which measures physiological and emotional responses and which has long been used to understand people’s reactions through the workings of the brain and nervous system. Estée Lauder conducted Neuroscience Testing for the first time to measure the physiological and emotional responses of women after using New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum*. The results are remarkable: 91% of the panelists* experienced a positive change in attitude after using New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum and felt more enthusiastic about the way they looked. They also indicated feelings of delight and astonishment.

NEW Estée Lauder New Dimension
New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum $89.00, 30ml
New Dimension Expert Liquid Tape $70.00, 15ml
New Dimension Shape + Sculpt Face Kit $50.00 New Dimension Shape + Sculpt Eye Kit $40.00


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.