Juliette Has a Gun

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I was just introduced to a great fragrance collection called Juliette Has a Gun. With eleven different scents there is truly something for everyone, though if you are like me you might have a hard time picking your fragrance.

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Now I am a try before you buy type of girl so I love the size options Juliette Has a Gun offers, you can start with a small sample spray, a roll on perfume in a bullet  or once you found your perfect scent go for the full sized bottles. I was really impressed with this line and I have shared my thoughts on the four fragrances I sampled below. Now the tough part is choosing my favorite.

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The lightest of the fragrances I sampled I love the clean, sensual scent of Anyway. Its just right for an everyday fragrance but is different enough to stand out. The citrus blended with the musks makes this just a beautiful scent.

Anyway
A simple and original formula. Just fifteen ingredients, going right back to basics, only keeping the best. A blend of musks, woods and citrus notes… come together in a bright, subtle and persistent trail. Far from an anonymous scent “Anyway” is a signature fragrance, ready to unite with the feminine as much as the masculine.

Main ingredients: Green Lime Essence, Neroli Essence, Jasmine Absolute, Ambroxan

 

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A very sexy scent Lady Vengeance is one of those fragrances that will leave him wanting more. The Bulgarian Rose tempers perfectly with the patchouli to create a sizzling hot scent for a night on the town.

Lady Vengeance
A perfume with a rich and sophisticated trail. The expression of undeniable feminity, confident and divinely sensual. The fragrance of a Lady for whom the art of seduction bares no secret. He can smell…he can dream…but the decision lies in her hand. The very elegant but thorny Bulgarian Rose marries patchouli and vanilla to draw a fine elegance, both contemporary and inevitable.

Main ingredients : lavender, bulgarian rose, patchouli.

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I love this scent, it has such a romantic tone I feel like I should be running through a vineyard in a  fancy gown. I love any scents with vanilla and when you  pair it with orange blossom and musk this scent hits it out of the park. It’s one of those scents you won’t want to stop smelling its so beautiful.

Romantina
A musky composition on which we would have delicately laid a bouquet of white flowers. Romantina is an ode to insouciance. But when she suddenly reveals its true personality, it flirts with patchouli, almost giving it a hint of chypré…

Main ingredients : musk, orange blossom, vanilla from Madagascar

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The true scent of an Alpha female. Mad Madame is warm, sexy and definitely a standout. I love the boldness of this scent and yet it doesn’t overpower at all.

Mad Madame
A green chypre fragrance revolving around the metallic Rose Oxyde, the Blackcurrant bud Absolute, and the woody-modern Ambroxan. Fusing, explosive, it leaves no doubt about its intentions. Mad Madame has the knack of getting herself talked about. And she likes it.

Main ingredients : rose oxyde, blackcurrant bud absolute, ambroxan.

 

You can learn more about Juliette Has a Gun and purchase fragrances at www.juliettehasagun.com.

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


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New Ciaté Shell Manicure Kits

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If you are looking for some fun nail colors for summer check out the Ciate Shell Manicure kits. There are 3 kits to choose from, I chose the purple shade “Mermaid You Look- pretty”. The polish goes on really well, I usually make such a mess applying polish but found the brush was just the right size to coat my nails and not get it all over my finger. I did two coats of the purple paint pot then shook some of the shells on to my nail and gently pressed them in. It was super easy and dried really fast.

I love the look of the shells its very fun and different. It has taken a bit of getting used to having the shells on my nails, they are real shells and can grab at material. But the look is really fun and after wearing it for a bit I am used to the texture. Not sure if I would put the shells on every nail but an accent finger or as a french manicure the look is so different and fun.

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Ciaté Shell Manicure Kits $25

What it is:
A Ciaté Shell Manicure Kit that lets you achieve beachy, statement nails.

What it does:
With crushed shells and three summer shades, this kit contains the perfect palette so you can custom-create nail art looks. Wear on an accent nail for a cute mani twist, or sprinkle the sea shells onto wet polish for ocean-inspired style that’s straight off the catwalks. A tray and funnel makes it easy to use so you can be your own artist in no time.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

This set contains:
- 0.46 oz Ciaté paint pot
- 0.71 oz crushed shells
- Funnel
- Tray

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Ciaté Shell Manicure Kits are available for purchase in Sephora store and online at www.sephora.com.

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


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Have a funny “wish I’d shaved” moment?

Shaving season is in full-swing and Gillette Venus has you covered when it comes to a skipped shave or if you just missed a few hairs. The Venus Snap with Embrace Razor is perfect for a close long-lasting shave for spontaneous, on-the-go moments like an impromptu date night or last minute gym class.

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In the spirit of summer fun and adventure, Gillette Venus invites you  to embrace all the on-the-go, leg-bearing moments. Venus is partnering with YouTube star Tessa Violet to help celebrate these ”wish I’d shaved” moments. Now through July, women can share these funny, sometimes even embarrassing moments via the #InASnap hashtag on Twitter. Tessa will use her favorites as inspiration to create a series of music videos celebrating spontaneity. These videos, created from women’s real life “wish I’d shaved” moments, will then be published and shared on Violet’s & Gillette Venus’ social channels.

To see what #InASnap moments are brought to life, follow the #InASnap hashtag and @Gillette Venus on Twitter and visit the Gillette Venus YouTube page – to check out the music video series. You can check out her first video, here!


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Zoya Summer 2014 Tickled & Bubbly Collections

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The Zoya Tickled Collection  for Summer 2014 contains one of each of the following full-sized (0.5oz) bottles:

  •  Zoya Ling - a bright blue creme. I love this color its that perfect shade of blue.
  • Zoya Tilda -  a bright green creme. I have never been huge on green but it makes perfect polka dots on Zoya Ling.
  • Zoya Rocha - is a  red-hot orange with a touch of shimmer, this has been my pedicure go-to.
  • Zoya Rooney - is a blue-toned pink creme. The perfect shade of pink for summer mani and pedi’s, I love this shade.
  • Zoya Wendy -a bright coral creme, easily my favorite shade from this collection. Just the right amount of pop.
  • Zoya Kitridge - a light and bright, pink creme. The shade looks like a pale pink in the bottle but has a great bright glow when applied.

 

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The Zoya Bubbly Collection features six jelly-based polishes filled with golden shimmer and iridescent glitters. They go on really smoothly for a glitter and I found two coats gave perfect coverage.

 

  • Zoya Jesy –   an orange jelly-based polish with glitter. Orange is not my favorite shade but my daughter and her friends love it.
  • Zoya Alma –  a yellow-orange jelly-based glitter polish. A very true yellow and the sheerest color of the bunch. One coat gave my nails a bit of shine without looking over the top.
  • Zoya Harper – a girly pink jelly with glitter. A bright fun shade for summer, I liked using one coat of this over Zoya Wendy.
  • Zoya Binx -a darker pink jelly polish with glitter. Two coats gets the perfect opacity to cover my nails.
  • Zoya Stassi – a green jelly polish with glitter.  Its very sheer and takes 2-3 coats for good coverage.
  • Zoya Muse –  a blue jelly-based polish with a teal shimmer  glitter. Very pretty and difficult to capture on camera! Love this color, its even prettier on then in the bottle definitely a polish that gets noticed.

 

Overall I was really impressed with these two collections. The creme shades were beautiful and really long wearing. I am new to jelly based polished but found them easy to apply and much easier to remove than standard glitter polish. These collections are both great for summer and work well together to create lots of fun nail looks.

The Zoya Tickled & Bubbly Collections are available now at zoya.com for $9 each!

 

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


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