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New! Shu Uemura Art of Hair Innovation in Oil Technology

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She Uemura makes excellent hair products, I am still hooked  on their Color Lustre line. I’m excited to try out the new Cleansing Hair Oil. My hair tends to get dry in the summer with all the time in the sun and water. Oil seems like a different choice for cleansing and so wild it probably works.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair  NEW Cleansing Oil Shampoo for Dry Scalp & Hair!
An expansion of the brand’s iconic Art of Oils franchise, this product contains precious Neroli Essential Oil that deeply purifies and soothes the scalp and hair while providing the perfect dose of moisture. By respecting the delicate balance of the scalp, smooth and shiny healthy hair is revealed.

The Five Biggest Misconceptions About Hair Oils:

  • HAIR OILS ARE HEAVY. – Unlike some oil products that sit on top of the hair, products with Camellia Oil rapidly absorb thanks to a high concentration of lipids and minerals that work to protect and hydrate the hair.
  • HAIR OIL WILL MAKE YOUR HAIR LOOK GREASY. – With the correct application technique and amount of product, hair will appear healthy and shiny – NOT greasy. Only a pea-sized amount of oil should be used on mid–lengths to ends, NEVER roots.
  • OIL SHOULDN’T BE USED ON SECOND DAY HAIR. – Oils are a great way to revive second day hair by working to smooth frizz, hydrate dry ends, banish second day dullness and refreshing shine with an added hint of fragrance.
  • OIL SHOULD ONLY BE APPLIED TO WET HAIR. – In addition to being a great styling aid, oils can be applied to dry hair to add shine, time frizz and flyways, and also as a great pre-shampoo treatment for extra conditioning when applied to dry hair before washing. For extra nourishment, apply to dry hair at night from mid-lengths to ends. Leave on overnight and wash normally in the morning.
  • ALL HAIR OILS ARE THE SAME. – From argan to almond to coconut and Camellia, hair oils each offer unique benefits and nutrients. Choose an oil that is easily absorbed so it doesn’t weigh hair down or leave it looking greasy.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo for Dry Scalp & Hair retails for $57 and is available for purchase at Shu Uemura Art of Hair Consultant Salons and online at http://www.shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com.

Introducing M. Micallef Ananda Dolce

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Ananda Dolce translated from Sanskrit as ‘bliss’, and it lives up to its name. Unfortunately my sample opened during mailing so when I opened the package it smelled amazing but there was only a bit of fragrance left. I thought the satchel smelled great but once I tried the fragrance it smelled even more amazing on.

Top notes of almond, peach and almond leaves, mid notes of almond blossom and and white flowers. And finally a base of amber, tonka bean and musk.  This is Parisian perfection sweet, fruity and floral and yet still extremely elegant.

When I first apply its very sweet, sunshine and candy sweet. But this is not a teen girl fragrance its a sweet floral all grown up. The drydown brings in the amber and tonka bean which leaves me with a creamy, peachy warm  dream of a scent. And this fragrance wears all day, truly amazing how great it still smells at the end of the day.

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Discover the M.Micallef new Perfume- Ananda Dolce
Perfums M.Micallef, renowned for their authentic Fragrances made in the French tradition of crafts and luxury, are launching the new fragrance ANANDA DOLCE, the second in the collection ANANDA, and it appears to be the most delicate.

The M.Micallef Company gives priority to high quality and natural ingredients in its fragrances and magnifies each bottle in its art atelier. For 2015, Martine Micallef wished to honor the sweetness of a wintry essence.

ANANDA DOLCE is a soft and sweet fragrance, enhanced by flowery notes of almond and peach. As a sweet winter kiss, its essence suave and soft will transport you in Provence, a sunny and colorful land. ANANDA DOLCE, contained in a delicate creation signed by Martine Micallef, is dressed with sensuality and finds its final touch in Swarovski crystals confirming the signature and the Artisan Know How of the Ateliers M.Micallef. Close your eyes… Listen to the nature and enjoy a pure relaxing moment of plenitude.

About Parfums M.Micallef: Created in 1996 by Martine Micallef, a passionate painter, and Geoffrey Nejman, financial consultant, the M. Micallef brand was created from their love story and their desire to design luxury handcrafts combining art and perfume. The M .Micallef perfumes are nowadays available with 900 retailers spread over 60 countries. The perfume house M. Micallef has a very controlled distribution and is highly selective in the choice of luxury perfumeries. This has led its signature to become renowned worldwide.

Learn more and purchase at www.mmicallef.com/shop

 

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

Sophia Bush Reveals Her Top Beauty Tips

Sophia is so stinking adorable! Like Sophia I am hooked on my Philips Sonicare DiamondClean. I love how well it cleans and whitens my teeth with each use. Check out Sophia’s tips for looking good on the go.

Whether traveling the world with her friends or doing stunts on her hit show Chicago PD, actress, foodie and activist Sophia Bush has had countless indescribable experiences, and she knows how important it is to live in the moment and feel confident in everything you do. Sophia has partnered with Philips Sonicare and Philips Zoom, the start to any incredible, confidence-boosting beauty routine, to share those experiences and her beauty tips for this summer and beyond. Here’s a sneak peek into are some of the tips she swears by:

  •  Day to night in 1, 2, 3: “I love to keep a bold lip color and dark brown or black liquid eyeliner in my purse. It makes transitioning from day to night as simple as adding a swipe of lipstick and a quick winged liner. I’ll throw my hair up in a bun, and I’m done.”
  • Your smile is your secret beauty weapon: “A healthy smile is so important. I pride myself on being an enthusiastic and inviting person, and there’s no better way to make people feel welcome than with a big smile. It’s the first thing you see when you meet someone, so I visit my dentist to whiten my teeth with Philips Zoom and maintain using my Philips Sonicare DiamondClean power toothbrush!”
  • Make a bucket list and stick to it: “Traveling Patagonia with my best friend was one of the most indescribable experiences of my life. Visiting Patagonia always been on my bucket list and being there was truly incredible – we just reveled in awe the whole time.”

 

You can learn more about Philips products and purchase online a www.usa.philips.com.


Introducing La Nuit Trésor by Lancôme

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Introducing La Nuit Trésor by Lancôme

An Iconic Heritage
Twenty five years ago, Lancôme introduced Trésor, a beloved fragrance inspired by the enduring power of love. Translated as “treasure,” Trésor was created to embody life’s most precious moments. Grounded in the rose, the enduring symbol of love, beauty, and femininity, this unmistakable floral experience has become a priceless member of the maison Lancôme.
Over the years, the Trésor fragrance family evolved with new additions—Trésor Midnight Rose, Trésor in Love, and most recently, Trésor Lumineuse. Now, in honor of the scent’s quarter century anniversary, celebrated perfumers Amandine Marie and Christophe Raynaud have re-imagined the legendary fragrance as a modern aphrodisiac, to envelop wearers in the sensual, addictive mystique of night.

The New Story
Starting with a crystalline rose—the essence of Trésor—Marie and Raynaud envisioned a new 21st century love potion. Adding a heady dose of luxurious vanilla leather, they created the world’s first gourmand aphrodisiac. The result, like love itself, is an addictive universal experience designed for women of all ages. With a 24-hour hold, designed for the most sublime diffusion, La Nuit Trésor can be worn from day into night.

Inspired by the original Trésor, new La Nuit Trésor captures the essence of a black crystal rose swathed in black vanilla. A mysterious adornment whose power grows petal by petal, its creators treated the rose like a diamond set in a case of wild vanilla leather. Like a gem, they refined each of the flower’s fragrance facets to create sparkling contrasts and bright edges, elevating the composition to set smooth sensual notes against sharp green facets reminiscent of a rose’s thorns.

The Notes
In this all new interpretation of the enduring beauty of Trésor, La Nuit Trésor takes the classically recognizable composition and gives it a unique new signature. Irresistible and precious, this enticingly sensual scent represents a delicious yet refined masterpiece of mouth-watering desire.
Rose Oxide: The queen of flowers and symbol of absolute love, the rose beats at the heart of every Trésor creation. This newest composition is full of glittering vibrancy reminiscent of a starry night sky.
Vanilla Tahitensis Orchid: Perfumery’s own black gold. Prized as the most luxurious of all vanillas, this bewitching, noble ingredient brings the reinvented classic scent into the heady realm of night.
Praline: Intensified to perfumery’s highest dose, this addictive element creates mouth-watering gourmand appeal.
Natural Incense: Often used in the most luxurious niche perfumes, this sensual note creates a halo of mystery to add to the intoxicating nigh-time effect.
Lychee Accord: Perfectly blended to deliver an effusively luminous, refreshingly zesty note.
Chypre Blend: Created from Papyrus—a little known ingredient that evokes the Trésor original classic leather facet—alongside Patchouli to deliver a refined, modern, new signature element.
Sandalwood Accord: A vibrant wooded accord articulated with musk and rich, modern wood notes like derambren, cedramber, and boisambrene.

 

Availability
La Nuit Trésor Eau De Parfum, Available exclusively at Dillard’s and on Lancôme-usa.com, 1 oz. ($62), 1.7 oz. ($80), 2.5 oz. ($100)
Le Nuit Trésor Body Lotion, Available exclusively at Dillard’s and on Lancôme-usa.com, 6.7 oz. ($46)
Le Nuit Trésor Shower Gel, Available exclusively at Dillard’s and on Lancôme-usa.com, 6.7 oz ($46)