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New! Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose & Nirvana Bourbon

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Under Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen’s creative direction, Elizabeth and James introduces two new distinctive fragrances in the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Collection – Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose and Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon.

The Elizabeth and James Nirvana fragrance collection represents the ultimate state of happiness; an idyllic memory, moment or experience.

“Ashley and I believe everyone’s nirvana is different, so we created Nirvana Rose and Nirvana Bourbon to explore a more sensual and also playful side of Nirvana,” stated Mary-Kate Olsen.

“These two new fragrances are an evolution of Nirvana – bringing light and color into the collection and giving our customer more ways to find their nirvana,” said Ashley Olsen.

Created by Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen in partnership with Firmenich, the fragrances include:

I am a huge fan of the Elizabeth and James fragrances their White and Black line hooked me with gorgeous and unique scents. The two latest fragrances Nirvana Rose and Nirvana Bourbon are fantastic, unique and perfect for Fall and Winter with their warm, earthy scents.

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Nirvana Rose starts with an almost boozy rose scents. But the dry down reveals a gorgeous true rose scent with hints of musk, geranium and vetvier spice. A gorgeous warm, earthy scent perfect for crisp fall days, and your favorite sweater.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose – an alluring floral scent embodying the heart of a dark rose with notes of geranium, rose de mai and vetiver.

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Nirvana is warm, boozy and a very sensual earthy scent. Vanilla and bourbon are a perfect pair in this scent and the background of tuberose and oakwood mesh to create a smoky, woody scent. Not your average girly scent Nirvana Bourbon is a standout. The warm, sexy scent is perfect for Fall and curling up with your guy by a fire.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon – an oriental scent blending notes of vanilla bourbon with oakwood and hints of tuberose.

The Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose and Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon bottles feature new translucent scarlet and amber tones inspired by the fragrances, highlighting the architectural lines, rich gold accents and distinctive texture of the bottles.

Available in three different sizes – 30 ml ($65 USD), 50 ml ($85 USD) and a rollerball ($25 USD). Available now at Sephora stores and online at www.sephora.com.

 

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

 

Go For Gold With First Place Worthy Products From Molton Brown, Philip B, and Lauren B. Beauty!

Go For Gold With First Place Worthy Products From Molton Brown, Philip B, and Lauren B. Beauty!

Do you have that Olympic fever running through your veins? Did a sense of pride wash over you when Michael Phelps won his 28th Olympic medal? Were you wiping away tears when Simone Biles and Aly Raisman won silver and gold in Women’s Gymnastics? If so, then exude the winner you truly are with these champion products from Molton Brown, Philip B, and Lauren B. Beauty!

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Warm, sensual, with a kiss of bright citrus. This gorgeous scent from Molton Brown is perfect for long summer nights. Its fresh and not overpowering and the base notes add a sensuous earthy tone that is amazing and wears all day.

Molton Brown Bushukan Eau de Toilette $65
A refreshing, zingy eau de toilette blended with citrusy bushukan and spicy black pepper.

The fragrance
Top notes: lemon oil, bergamot and basil.
Heart notes: thyme oil and cedarwood.
Base notes: cistus labdanum oil, vetiver and tolu absolute

London via Thailand
Orange robes. A day met with a smile. Eyes opening to morning sun. Awaken your senses with striking citrus; a deep expression of confidence.

Zingy. Classic. Clean.

 

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All the style without the crunch. The Philip B Styling Gel adds body and life to my natural curls and helps battle the frizz. It keeps my hair in line all day with no crunchiness or flaking.

Philip B. Stlying Gel ($21) gives you professional strength hold and winning style all day long.
Supple, soft-hold gel brilliantly enhances body and texture, and gives definition and control to all hair types.

  • Enriched with nourishing Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) and pure extracts of Aonori (Blue Seaweed) and Irish Moss
  • Lends your hair confident, flake-free hold
  • Adds texture and definition to any style; great for a wet look or blow-drying primer
  • Paraben & phthalate free; color & keratin-treatment safe

 

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A fun, bright summer color, Lauren B. Beauty Coachella Valley Sun is the perfect shade to finish summer and celebrate all your gold medal moments. I love the brush on this polish, it makes it super easy to apply and its very quick drying. Perfect for quick summer polish changes.

Lauren B. Beauty in Coachella Valley Sun ($18)
A rich yellow with a feeling of California-girl warmth and sunshine. On nails, this pops like pop art.

Our advanced, quick-drying nail enamels deliver a chip-resistant, long-lasting, mirror-like finish. The brush is packed with twice the standard amount of bristles, all pre-lacquered so your polish glides on smoothly and streak-free. The bottle has a special over-cap, so you can use a square or cylindrical handle for more control. Bonus: Each formula is non toxic, eco- and vegan-friendly (with no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene or camphor), TPHP free, and proudly made in the USA.

 

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

New! Freeze 24-7 Premium Coconut Gel Face Masks

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Freeze 24-7®, the leaders in innovative anti-aging skincare, are introducing a new collection featuring premium coconut gel face masks for three kinds of common skincare concerns.

Anti-Gravity Lifting, Radiance Brightening and Intense Hydrating Face Masks are the latest additions to the Freeze 24-7® portfolio. The three unique formulas give skin a boost by delivering effective and intense skincare treatments normally serviced at the spa to your home.

These premium coconut gel face masks are made from all-natural fermented coconut juice, containing Vitamins B and C with natural soothing and hydrating properties. Each mask uses flexible material, adhering perfectly to fit all face shapes while containing 10 times more fluid than generic non-woven fabric. The new collection is made from 100% natural fabric with hypoallergenic material, causing no irritation.

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I have used a few sheets masks and when I first tried the Freeze 24-7 Radiance Brightening  Coconut Gel mask it seemed pretty similar but once I got it in place I realized how great of a sheet mask it is. The mask comes encased in two fabric pieces which are all covered in the serum, just peel back the backing and apply the mask to your face and position. The little sheets also had the serum on them so not wanting to waste I rubbed the serum on them onto my chest and arms. Can’t a girl be radiant all over? What I really liked was how once I set the mask it stayed put. I was able to sit and work at my computer without it slipping or moving. I left it on for 25 minutes and by that time it felt much drier, I removed it and most of the serum had absorbed into my skin. The bit that hadn’t I just gently massaged in. My skin has felt amazing all day soft, smooth and dare I say radiant!?

 

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Anti-Gravity Lifting Face Mask
Active lifting ingredients help to strengthen skin elasticity and restore skin density for firmer, younger looking skin.
Ingredients
· Adenosine: Improves appearance of wrinkles.
· Serilesine: Adds density to skin tissues increasing skin elasticity. Relieves existing fine lines and wrinkles while preventing future ones.
· Mushroom Complex extract with enriched β-glucan: Supplies moisturizing care and nutrition to the skin.

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Radiance Brightening Face Mask
Brightening and skin tone improving ingredients work together to help skin regain luminosity and restore vitality; effectively alleviate dullness.
Ingredients
· Diffuporine: accelerates the synthesis of water channel which helps supply abundant moisture to skin from inside & outside.
· Amino Acid Complex: helps skin cell’s growth and cure, skin hydration and elasticity.

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Intense Hydrating Face Mask
Moisturizing peptides penetrate deeply into the skin to give it a boost of instant hydration. Amino-acids reinforce the skin’s natural barrier to seal in moisture for a long-lasting hydrating effect.
Ingredients
· White Power Telangyn™: brightens and evens skin tone while preventing redness and blemishes.
· Brightening Complex: protects from harmful environments, making skin bright and healthy. It also helps moisturize and soften the skin to keep the skin tone radiant and stable.

Usage: Gently unfold mask peeling off the protective paper from one side of the mask. Apply the mask to cleansed, dry skin, fitting it to the curves around the eyes, nose and mouth. Once fully applied, remove the protective film from the outside of the mask. Leave on for 20-25 minutes. Gently remove and pat the face with clean fingertips until remaining serum is fully absorbed – no need to rinse. Use 2-3 times a week.

Price: $60.00 (8 masks per box)

Availability: July 2016 at Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdales.com and Freeze247.com. Available at Dillard’s and Dillards.com in August.

 

 

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


Don’t Forget to Enter our Simply Straight Hairbrush Contest!

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To tell you the truth I was pretty sure this was another gimmick product. I have tried so many As Seen On TV beauty products and most of them fail to live up to half the claim. The Simply Straight brush had been sitting by my desk for over a week, I wanted to try it but it seemed like it would take too much time and probably just not work.

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So last night I was catching up with a little Big Brother online and thought, heck I’m just sitting here. I will just try the brush while I sit here and see if it even does anything. I grabbed a quick before snap just in case. Then started my episode and plugged in my brush. I was shocked how quick it heated up and love the screen that shows exactly what temp its at. Once the brush was heated I ran it through my hair in sections as I sat watching my show. No mirror, or any other kind of brush just the Simply Straight. When the commercial came on I strolled into the bathroom ready to see half curly, half straight hair. Even with blow drying and a flat iron I have a hard time getting my hair perfectly smooth. So no way a brush was going to even come close to straightening my hair.

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Well lo and behold I look in the mirror and my hair is straight. Like pin straight, its not hot, doesn’t smell fried and the usual wavy bits were just smooth and straight. The craziest part this took only 5 minutes, without a mirror and without really an effort besides a brushing motion. I was shocked how well it worked, I put it in a ponytail for bed last night and woke up this morning. When I removed the elastic my hair was still straight! That never happens my curl always fight back at night. I have to say I was a skeptical as they come and they changed my mind. The Simply Straight brush straightened my hair without products, or damaging it with excessive heat. I rarely straighten my hair due to the damage it causes and the time to get it straight but will be doing it a lot more often, due to the amazing brush.

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(After)

Check out the widget below to enter to win! One lucky MakeHerUp reader will win their own Simply Straight brush.

Introducing Simply Straight™
The amazing new ceramic straightening brush that combines the power of a flat iron with the gentle styling ability of a brush to make straightening your hair as easy as brushing your hair! This revolutionary brush smooths and straightens your hair in minutes! Simply Straight™ heats up to the perfect temperature for a super-fast, even heating that will not damage hair. Simply brush your hair for tangle-free styling!

The Secret Is…Simply Straight’s™ ceramic wrapped bristles lift hair at the root to deliver gentle heat around every strand, without flattening or frying your hair, for straight, healthy, shiny hair that’s easier to style and loaded with volume.

Simply Straight™ works on all types of hair and tames unruly curls and frizz and straightens in just minutes! No more excuses that doing your hair takes too long! No more messy hair! Change your look easily and quickly! Get long-lasting salon-quality results! Simply Straight™ leaves your hair looking silky smooth with brilliant shine all day long! Straightening your hair is now as easy as brushing it!

 

The Simply Straight brush is available for purchase at www.buysimplystraight.com.

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Disclosure: The information, product, gift card, and giveaway have been provided to me by Ontel. All thoughts and opinions are my own.