Gucci

Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum

Fragrance Notes: (Gucci.com)

Natural tuberose harvested from India
Jasmine bud extract
Rangoon Creeper

Gucci

Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum for her is unique and different than other floral fragrances. As explained on their website, ” Tuberose and Jasmine combine with Rangoon Creeper- a unique flower discovered in South India that is being used for the first time in perfumery to create a rich fragrance that transports the wearer to an imaginary garden.”  

Normally we gravitate to musky, woodsy type perfumes.  However, the pleasingly blended notes made this floral a stand-out scent.  It’s feminine like a classic floral but with with a modern twist. The scent is strong and long-lasting, but not too overpowering.  The lacquered bottle with vintage powder pink shade will be a beautiful accent to your perfume display.  This is definitely our new favorite scent for Spring and Summer.  Reminiscent of a fresh bouquet of flowers, Gucci Bloom is a sexy and sophisticated scent that hits all the right notes! 

pretzel

pretzel

Spring Flower Pretzel Bites

Ingredients:

1- 16oz bag of Pretzel Waffles
1 -16oz bag of White Chocolate Confectionery Wafers or Candy Melts
1 -160z bag of Milk Chocolate M & M’s in Pastel Colors

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 250 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and separate M & M’s by color. You will need 6 of one color for the petals and 1 of a different color for the center to create a flower. Put the pretzel waffles in rows on the baking sheet and then place one confectionery wafer or candy melt on top of each pretzel.  Warm in oven for about 3 minutes until the chocolate is softened but not melted. Remove from oven and quickly place M & M’s with the logo face down to achieve the full flower effect.  Start by pressing one M & M in the center of the wafer then surround with the remaining 6 petals.  Working with a partner will help speed up the process. Once completed, let cool and serve.  You may store in an airtight container. 

pretzel

pretzel

We can’t think of a better way to welcome Spring than with these adorable and delicious Spring Flower Pretzel Bites! Your taste buds will be ecstatic with this incredibly sweet and salty dessert. The best combination…ever! Lauren whipped these up for the kiddos at Easter and they were a huge hit! With only three ingredients needed, these are easy and fun to make.  This colorful and festive dessert is perfect for your next gathering or holiday party.  Grab a bag of those special and “limited” M & M’s that are only available during the holidays and make a statement for Valentine’s Day, 4th of July, Halloween, and Christmas too! 

OLEHENRIKSEN

OLEHENRIKSEN 3 Little Wonders

OLEHENRIKSEN

Truth Serum is an anti-aging serum. It will brighten, firm skin, and deliver all-day hydration with vitamin C and collagen.

OLEHENRIKSEN

Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer contains multi-fruit acids and antioxidants. This whipped and silky moisturizer gently refines uneven skintone and texture. It delivers weightless hydration and luminous perfection.

OLEHENRIKSEN

Invigorating Night Transformation Gel is a retexturizing gel that smooths skin with a multisource AHA complex. 

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OLEHENRIKSEN 3 Little Wonders is an anti-aging skin care that has made a noticeable difference in Lauren’s complexion. After trying many different product lines, the texture of Lauren’s skin is now much brighter, smoother, and hydrated.  The Truth Serum has a fantastic scent of fresh oranges and absorbs quickly onto her skin.  The Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer is lightweight.  This is exactly what Lauren needs with her combination/oily skin tone.  Her makeup application is a breeze because the moisturizer does not leave her skin feeling or appearing greasy. She uses the Invigorating Night Transformation Gel followed by the moisturizer in the evening for a refreshed look each morning. If you’re in the market for a new anti-aging skincare regime, this one does not disappoint!  The results are amazing. This trio of wonders is a great introduction to the OLEHENRIKSEN line and it’s an excellent value! 

Cologne

Jo Malone Blossom Girls Plum Blossom Cologne

Notes:

Top: Yellow Plum

Middle:  Plum Blossom

Base:  White Musk

Cologne

Cologne

Floral meets woody musk in this lovely scented cologne, Blossom Girls Plum Blossom, by Jo Malone London. A limited-edition blooming cologne, this perfume bursts with the aroma of Spring! Karen, a “true fragrance junkie”, couldn’t resist taking this home after one whiff.  There might have been a little heel-clicking at the register!  Cerise splashes of plum blossom, this lovely fragrance opens with top notes of yellow blossom, that is fresh and smooth like the Spring air.  The blooming floral middle note of plum blossom has a fruity accent.  A powdery and clean white musk finishes off the scent.  Keep in mind Jo Malone London scents can be worn alone or layer them like Karen does to let her personality shine.  Karen wears this as her everyday scent as it’s casual, sweet and unique!  

Backtalk

Backtalk

Eyeshadow Shades:

3 Sheets (pale pink-nude matte)
Bare (light pinky-peach satin)
Curve (metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter)
Backtalk (soft rosy mauve matte)
Shade (deep fuchsia satin)
Attitude (metallic red-copper)

WTF (reddish brown matte)
180 (metallic brown-red)

Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette

Blush/Highlighter Shades:

Cheap Shot (medium pink-nude)
Double Take (rich mauve with slight shimmer)
Low Key (pink-peach)
Party Foul (light pink-nude shimmer)

Backtalk

A double-sided, removable mirror acts as a divider between the eyeshadow and blush/highlighter shades!

Backtalk

This eyeshadow and face palette was inspired by Urban Decay’s best selling Vice lipstick shade, Backtalk!  There are eight nude-mauve, soft berry, and muted rose eyeshadow shades on one side of the palette and four coordinating shades of blush and highlighter on the other side.  Designed to flatter all skin types, we find the looks created with this palette are soft, neutral looks to be worn daily.

Although the pigmentation of the eyeshadows is a little different than the other palettes from Urban Decay (Ex: Naked palettes), the shadows are buildable with little fallout.  This is great for beginners! To intensify the colors, we wet our brush with Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray or MAC Prep + Prime Fix + before application.  The blushes are beautiful and the highlighters give us a subtle, natural glow.  The convenience of the removable mirror and having everything needed all in one place makes this a perfect palette to toss in your travel bag!