What is the shelf life of your fragrance?‏


Here are some useful tips from Carlos Ugalde, Founder of Sasha Varon Luxe Parfums about the shelf life of your fragrances:

Most fragrances have a shelf life of 2 years but can be extended up to 5 years if kept out of the light and in a cool place. Many factors go into this….One factor is the oil to diluents (alcohol and other ingredients other than fragrance /essential oils) ratio. The more alcohol, the less concentrated and pronounced the fragrance is but the shelf life is longer.

Many people ask if refrigeration can prolong fragrance shelf life and the camps are definitely split.

Here are two views:

1: From thegloss.com : “Keep essential oil perfumes in the refrigerator to slow oxidization (but this depends on the carrier – oil or wax-based scents can go bad faster than alcohol based ones).”
2: The Fragrance Foundation. This is the premier resource for expert fragrance information. Here is what they have to say: “It’s important that you keep your fragrance protected against extreme cold or heat. Only colognes and toilet waters should be stored in the refrigerator. Perfumes should not be exposed to extreme cold or heat because either may upset their delicate balance. Notes can be affected by extreme temperatures.”

So, if not the refrigerator, where should you store your fragrances?

Do store fragrances in cool, dry spaces away from sunlight:

>Cupboards
>Dresser drawers
>Dark closets

Don’t store fragrances in:
>Bathrooms (generally moist and warm)
>Windowsills
>Direct sunlight


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NEW from L’Oreal – Sublime Mousse by Healthy Look!

Do you dye your own hair? If you do – you’re gonna love this! If you don’t – this new product may make you change your mind!

The geniuses at L’Oreal have made dying your own hair as easy as applying shampoo. Seriously! Make Her Up is happy to introduce to you L’Oreal’s new way to dye hair – Sublime Mousse!

I was sent a box of L’Oreal Sublime Mousse to try for myself (color #41, Iced Dark Brown) and I was absolutely thrilled to try it! (PS: Why does my picture have an 80′s glow to it? Time to clean the lens…)

I dye my own hair, and I’ve always used L’Oreal products. One part of dying my own hair that I hate – is the mess. You get the drips down your face, on your ears, on the sink/counter/etc. (Okay – maybe I’m just messy!) But this new product takes away all of those issues!

It’s hair dye – in mousse form! How perfect is that? It’s a permanent conditioning haircolor – that makes your color look natural, your hair shiny and healthy!

Have grays (like moi)? No problem! This product covers your gray’s perfectly! I don’t know how this dye does it – but it seems to capture the highs and lows naturally found in your hair – my hair doesn’t look one-dimensional or flat. I looks great!

This product is so easy to use, it’s crazy. It comes out like a mousse – and is the simplest way to apply hair dye that I’ve seen yet. Just massage the product into your hair – no more parting or separating! The mousse expands once it’s in your hair – surrounding every strand, so even the hard to see back of your head – are easily covered!

GO HERE TO WATCH THE APPLICATION VIDEO! See for yourself how easy it is!

In order to create the perfect product, L’Oreal did their homework!

Consumer Insight (based on 2009 L’Oréal Paris Haircolor Incidence Study)

  • 33% of colorers think home haircolor is a chore and is messy
  • 89% of colorers fear a fake-looking color result or making a mistake
  • 33% of colorers fear they will not get a natural color result at home
  • 19% of non-colorers and potential colorers cited inconvenience and time as the reason they stopped coloring

Sublime Mousse Product Information:

  • Permanent, conditioning mousse haircolor
  • Perfect gray coverage, while maintaining hair’s natural highs and lows
  • Natural-looking, lively, shiny color
  • A unique micro-aerated mousse haircolor that expands around every strand for pure, natural-looking color that never looks dull or fake.
  • Delicate fragrance – no harsh ammonia smell
  • As easy to apply as shampoo – no more parting and sectioning so that even the hardest to reach areas are easily cover
  • Easy to use foaming pump allows for quick application without the drips

L’Oréal Paris Haircolor Information

  • #1 Haircolor brand in the World (Based on 2009 Nielsen, SymphonyIRI &SRI data for both units and dollar sales in 53 countries, representing 91% of worldwide GDP)
  • #1Haircolor brand in America (IRISymphony 2010 data for dollar and unit sales)
  • 96 Haircolor Patents
  • 4 Haircolor Research Labs Worldwide (Paris, Shanghai, Kawasaki, Japan, Clark, NJ)
  • L’Oréal began as a haircolor company.  In 1907, Eugène Schueller, a French chemist, developed a hair dye formula called Auréole.  Schueller formulated and manufactured his own products, which he then sold to Parisian hairdressers.
  • L’Oréal Paris launched its first haircolor in the US in 1970

TRIAL: Have I convinced you to try it? Here’s a little bonus! Click on THIS LINK to receive a $3 off coupon!

Disclosure: A free review sample of this product was provided by L’Oréal Paris via Glam Media.



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WATCH IT HERE! Kate Moss’ New Dior Addict Lipstick Commercial

A commercial for Dior Addict lipstick starring Kate Moss has been released (or inconveniently leaked).

The 90-second spot shows the blonde supermodel getting dressed in a lush Parisian apartment overflowing with statement-making gowns and heels as Duran Duran plays in the background. With perfectly painted cat-eyes and slick black nails, Moss seductively applies the glossy pink Dior Addict lipstick before stepping out into a paparazzi cloud as she’s driven away to Dior’s Spring 2011 fashion show.

What do you think of the Dior Addict lipstick commercial?

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Too Faced is a little bit Country

Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Oh my! These southern belles are not only known for their fashion trends and impeccable singing ranges but for their flawless complexions, sultry eyes, and shimmering lips all courtesy of Too Faced Cosmetics. These stylish songstresses’ rock in their glamorous looks, as they wow the crowds, and we’ll give you the inside scoop on which products are their fave go-to’s.

Miranda Lambert not only swept the Grammys but also received a bounty of beauty accolades for her chic and sophisticated look courtesy of Too Faced. Miranda’s makeup artist, Holly Chapman, used Too Faced Romantic Eye Collection ($35 at TooFaced.com), Too Faced Primed and Poreless Powder ($28 at TooFaced.com), and Too Faced Amazing Face Oil-Free Close Up Coverage Foundation ($32 at TooFaced.com) to achieve Miranda’s flawless, natural beauty allure. Holly Chapman says, “Miranda loved it! She loves Too Faced! She loves shimmer and glow and Too Faced has a ton of great products that have that effect. The eye kits are fabulous! She had to have them when she saw me using them the first time.” The spotlight was most definitely on Miranda and her A-list look all night long.

Super star, Carrie Underwood, trusted Too Faced for her most important makeup moment as she tied the knot to hunky hubby Mike Fisher. The Southern beauty used Too Faced LashGasm Mascara ($21 at TooFaced.com), Too Faced Glamour Gloss in Barely Legal ($19 at TooFaced.com), and Too Faced Naked Eye Collection ($35 at TooFaced.com) to look gorgeous as she radiated down the aisle.

Now, what do all these sensational beauties have in common? Miranda, Faith, and Carrie all go gaga over Too Faced Glamour Gloss ($19 at TooFaced.com) with its silky high shine, cooling sensation and slight plumping action due to the exclusive Lip Injection Comfort Plump. Faith Hill is as famous for her shimmering, soft lips as her soothing country chords. Faith is right in tune with her peers Miranda and Carrie, who also boast Too Faced Glamour Gloss as their pick. Too Faced has these performing pouts covered!

Too Faced Cosmetics are available at TooFaced.com, Sephora, Sephora.com, Ulta and prestige boutiques nationwide.


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