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Brand new summer fragrances from Calvin Klein

Just in time for summer CK is releasing their new summer scents, to get you smelling great for the warm summer months.  I recently had the chance to try out some of the new CK summer fragrances  and I am pretty impressed. CK fragrances can be a little strong for me but I really like the new summer versions the have a strong initial scent but dry down beautifully and have true staying power.

This is my favorite of the three new scents, a deliciously juicy fruit scent. The initial pear and mandarin scent are so fresh and the dry down leaves a great musk scent.

ck one summer

ck one summer 2010. all you need is sun. ck one summer captures the spirit and energy of a fun-filled summer, enjoying the sunshine.

ck one summer opens with a juicy cocktail of succulent pear, mandarin and kaffir lime leaves. violet leaves, crisp verbena and water lily create a vibrant heart, while rich textural notes of vetiver, patchouli and cedarwood wrap the fragrance in the comforting sensation of suntan lotion on warm skin.

top: watermelon, pear, mandarin, kaffir lime leaves

mid: violet leaves, marigold, verbena, water lily

dry: patchouli, skin musk, vetiver, cedarwood

the bottle and packaging

warm and bright shades of red, orange and yellow along with a sun glare graphic design on the ck one summer bottle mimic the radiant glow of the sun.

eau de toilette spray 3.4 fl oz/100ml $44.00

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A beautiful combination of citrus and passion flower Eternity Summer is perfectly light and fresh for spring. This opens as a really pretty floral and drys down to leave a warm summery amber scent. I also love the bottle, the beach image screened on makes me want to hope in the car and head for the coast.


ETERNITY summer 2010. The beauty of a beach at first light captured in a watery floral fragrance.

ETERNITY summer opens with tangy notes of grapefruit, ginger and passion flower. The heart bursts into a beautiful bouquet of water florals with pink peony, freesia and muguet. A seductive summery drydown of musks, white amber and driftwood adds sensuality and warmth.

Top: Grapefruit, Ginger, Passion Flower

Mid: Pink Peony, Freesia, Muguet

Dry: Creamy Musks, White Amber, Driftwood

The Bottle and Packaging

The ETERNITY signature flacon and outer packaging has been newly interpreted for summer with an image of ocean waves lightly enveloping the sand. The soft pink and lavender color palette mimics the light at sunrise.

Eau de parfum spray 3.4 fl oz/100ml $54.00

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I am making my hubby wear the new CK Eternity for men, it smells amazing! The mix of the sweet fruit scent mixed with the spicy mid notes makes and truly appealing scent. I wasn’t sure how Sea salt mist would smell but there is a hint of something special to this scent.

The Fragrance for him

Cool Fresh Serene

ETERNITY for men summer 2010. The beauty of a beach at first light captured in a “fresh fougere” fragrance.

ETERNITY for men summer opens with a zesty blend of kumquat, pineapple and bergamot, fused with lush bamboo, spicy cardamom and cedarleaf. A drydown of guaiac and teak wood combine with an unexpected hint of sea salt mist invokes the sensuality of summer.

Top: Kumquat, Pineapple, Bergamot

Mid: Cardamom, Lush Bamboo, Cedarleaf

Dry: Sea Salt Mist, Teak Wood, Guaiac Wood

The Bottle and Packaging

The ETERNITY for men signature flacon and outer packaging have been newly interpreted for summer with an image of ocean waves lightly enveloping the sand. A soft blue color palette evokes the first rays of sunlight in the morning.

Eau de toilette spray 3.4 fl oz/100ml $54.00

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Turn the clock back on your skin with NEW ageLOC future serum

The results are in  Nu Skin ageLOC future serum is living up to its name! In a little as one weeks use you can see more radiant and even skin tone. With continued use you will see a reduction in both wrinkles and poor size. Its a bit of a splurge but if you are looking to stop the signs of aging consider investing in Nu Skin  ageLOC future serum.

2010 not only marks the start of a new decade, but the beginning of an anti-aging revolution. The beauty and grooming industry is filled to the brim with zillions of lotions, creams, washes and assorted serums all claiming to delay the common physical signs of aging. Everything from crow’s feet and laugh lines to 11’s between your eyebrows, however out of all of these products how many of them actually deliver on their “fountain of youth” claims?

Nu Skin has always prided itself on utilizing superior research and development to provide their customers with the most effective products available, which is clearly evident in their new ageLOC ™ science. What makes the ageLOC ™ series of products from Nu Skin different from the majority is that they not only target the signs of aging, but also the sources of aging by identifying groups of genes known as “youth gene clusters” which regulate how we look as we age. The ageLOC ™ products support resetting these gene clusters to their youthful patterns of activity, going far and beyond the status quo.

Brand new for 2010 is the ageLOC™ Future Serum, the latest Nu Skin product to utilize this revolutionary “turn back the clock” technology. This powerful, clinically tested anti-aging treatment product preserves the look of youth and reduces the appearance of aging in eight key ways:

1. Youthful skin structure: patent-pending ingredient technology stimulates collagen production three times greater than normal and provides a 60 percent decrease in harmful MMP production

2. Smooth skin texture: contains ingredients proven to stimulate youthful cell renewal for noticeably smoother and softer skin

3. Even skin tone: reduces the appearance of blotchy, dull and uneven skin

4. Reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles: a powerful anti-aging blend reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for more visually youthful skin

5. Radiant skin: includes skin brightening technology

6. Reduced appearance of pore size: reduces the appearance of pore size through youthful cell turnover

7. Reduced skin discoloration: skin brightening technology interrupts unwanted melanin production in the skin for a reduction in spots of discoloration

8. Hydrated skin: increases hydration by stimulating hyaluronic acid production, a moisturizing compound found naturally in the skin

The ageLOC™ Future Serum successfully addresses more signs of aging than any other Nu Skin product and is gently formulated, providing powerful ingredients in a mild formula that is neither drying nor irritating to the skin. As if this was not enough, this top-notch product is also paraben free and starts to show results in as few as seven days!


Contest closed- Winner announced!

A HUGE congratulations to our winner Heather! This was such an exciting contest to host for those of you who didn’t win stay tuned for more contests coming soon.

I want to introduce Misikko a great online store that has all the styling tools a beauty junkie could want.  A  family run business that not only has the best tools at the best prices but great customer service that will keep you coming back. All the top brands of Hair straighteners are available at Misikko including Chi flat irons, Babyliss flat irons, you can even search for the most popular with the best flat iron page at the Misikko store.

Misikko is sponsoring a great contest especially for MakeHerUp readers we even have some special bonus entry possibilities. And now for the amazing prize: Misikko will be giving one luck MakeHerUp reader one of their most popular flat irons, the Hana Elite 100% ceramic flat iron.

Hana Elite Flat Iron 1″ – 100% Ceramic

Of the hundreds of flat irons available in the market you can categorize them down to Titanium (or other metals), Metal Alloy Coated in Ceramic, 100% Ceramic. 100% Ceramic is the only material that will generate results better than Titanium while also providing the highest level of hair damage protection.

The Hana Elite Flat Iron is 100% true, solid ceramic. This means it will never peel or chip to expose hair to damaging metal – it also means Hana can include large ceramic heaters that cover the entire plates for the best possible heat distribution and retention. As the pros know, the secret to ceramic hair straightening is in the ceramic technology itself – and Hana focuses on bringing you the best flat iron money can buy. (Compare to the other pure ceramic flat irons on the market today.)

The Hana Elite is now available in a new 1.5″ model for thicker/longer hair types – the FIRST and ONLY pure ceramic plate flat iron in the world to be available in a wide plate size!
Hana Elite Features:

* 100% Solid Ceramic Plates Never Peel or Degrade
* Tourmaline infused into the heating elements for maximum thermal protection
* Large Integrated Ceramic Heaters with Full Plate Coverage for the Most Consistent, Conditioning Far Infrared Heat Possible
* Ceramic is naturally hygienic, protects color & retards fading
* Unique black ceramic plates won’t discolor with use of products or hair dyes
* Adjustable Temperature Dial – 5 Settings from 140-450° F for All Hair Types
* Flash Heats in Seconds with Instant Compensation for Heat Loss
* Safe to use on Damp to Dry Hair
* Beveled Edges mean Easy Curled, Flipped, Spiked or Straight Styles
* Ergonomic Handle Design with No-Slip Grip
* Smooth Grooves Keep Hair Strands Separate and Snag-Free
* Sleek luxury matte finish
* Tangle-Free Salon Quality Cord Swivels 360°; Convenient Hanging Loop
* Energy Efficient at 38 Watts
* Independent On/Off Switch
* Includes Luxe Heat Proof Storage Pouch, Heat Proof Silicone Mat, & Special Edition Tin Case
* Made in Korea
* Two Year Warranty


* The benefits of pure ceramic require a little extra care from the stylist – without a metal baseplate, solid ceramic plates break more easily if used roughly or dropped. Please use your pure ceramic iron with care for best results and longest life!

Please Note:

* LED indicator light remains steady when iron is heating up and will blink when desired temperature is reached. If the light is off but the switch is set to On, the iron is decreasing temperature to a lower setting.

* There will be 1 winner.
* Winner will receive a Hana Elite 100% ceramic flat iron!
* To enter just leave your name and email info in our comments
* Contest runs Monday, 3/15/10 to Friday, 3/19/10
* US and Canadian residents only
* Please only enter once
* After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.


Such an amazing giveaway we wanted to give you a few ways to get some extra entries into the drawing!
1. Follow Misikko on Twitter- (1 extra entry)

2. Blog about the giveaway on a personal website. (2 extra entries)

3. Join Misikko Newsletter (3 extra entries)

Good luck!

Hot New Fragrances!

These fragrances listed below are new, and I haven’t smelled any of them. If you have any of these – let us know which one is your favorite!!

Chloé Eau de Toilette
by Chloe.
The rose sparkles with simplicity and joy. A free and fresh interpretation of the Eau de Parfum, this reflection of the multi-faceted Chloé is feminine, bold, and natural. The rose reveals new olfactory colors in the Eau de Toilette, creating a light, luminous character. Hints of mandarin orange zest shine through in the head notes. Freesia and watermelon enhance the initial impression, and touches of sandalwood and fresh iris complete the base. Subtle elegance pervades every layer of this deliciously mischievous scent. The fragrance’s luxurious flacon is graced with an ivory-colored ribbon.

$45.00 – $85.00 BUY IT HERE!

Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf.
This floral explosion releases a profusion of flowers that has the power to make everything seem more positive. Magically evocative notes immediately awaken your deepest senses, giving you the impression of living life in your own secret garden, away from reality. Sambac Jasmine, Centifolia Rose, Cattleya Orchid, and Ballerina Freesia bloom on a base of Patchouli.

$40.00 – $100.00 BUY IT HERE!

Flora Eau de Parfum by Gucci.
Experience this more concentrated and captivating formulation of Gucci Flora—a subtle, sophisticated, floral fragrance inspired by princesses from the past, present, and future. The Flora Donna is a young, classic, and refined woman with the ‘Gucci edge’ of power and sensuality. She is elegant, natural, and spontaneous. The first Flora scarf was exclusively designed for Princess Grace of Monaco in 1966 and soon became one of the most popular Gucci icons. This scent is an expression of the Flora legacy. Its seductive layers mirror the playful details and bright colors that channel the heart of a fashion empire.

$47.00 – $100.00 BUY IT HERE!

Hanae Mori Butterfly
Hanae Mori, the great lady of Japanese fashion and Parisian haute couture, introduced this fragrance in 1996 and the subtle composition of scents make it unlike any other.

The fragrance is a rare blend of berries and flowers, with a distinctive tone of strawberries and almond, giving an impression of vanilla. The bottle’s top is distinctly made from glass, a first for any fragrance. The top represents the beauty and delicate shape of a butterfly with folded wings.

$30.00 – $90.00 BUY IT HERE!