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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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Tweet this Giveaway | #Lavender & Oil, @TraderJoes2

Lavender Oil Tweet this Giveaway | #Lavender & Oil, @TraderJoes2 So, I’m a fan of signature scents. I recently discovered these Lavender dryer bags at Trader Joes and use them to create lavender oils for the bath and to put on the skin to layer under designer scents. Lavender is a great deodorant and it’s works well with most notes. I typically steep the lavender in oil and add alcohol later. To flex my crafty muscles and show off my fragrance making skills a bit, I’ve decided to giveaway this jar of Lavender oil, steeped right here at my POSHGLAMorous desk. Lavender can be used for  a number of purposes:

  • Can be put in your lingerie draw as a sachet

  • Can be placed in the dryer for 5-10 cycles

  • Natural month repellant

  • Can be vacuumed up on the floor as a room fragrance

Along with this custom fragrance oil, I’m giving away some lavender sachets. If interested, please do the following:

 

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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How to Flaunt Your Waterline, Without Looking Like A Clown

Waterline Laura Mercier How to Flaunt Your Waterline, Without Looking Like A ClownGetting the most of your eyeliner takes precision, and if you are like me, the liner type, then you’ll appreciate these fine tips. Some makeup artists suggest coating your waterline with a white kohl liner to make eyes pop. I prefer a dash of color, to make the silhouette of the shape more defined, it’s a surefire way to combat sleepy eyes. Note: use color within reason to avoid looking like a dragged-up queen. For enhancing the waterline, both Laura Mercier and Bobby Brown style prodigious products for augmenting the inside of the eye. Laura Mercier calls hers Tightline Cake Eyeliner ($24) and Bobby Brown uses a Cake Liner; both attain the same effect with an outcome that is clean and defined, sans the smudged or smoky vibe. I prefer Laura Mercier for day, and Nars’ Larger than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner ($24) for night.

Since my eyes are hazel I prefer to enhance the green over gray, I opt for Laura Mercier’s Tightline in Forest Green and Nars, Larger than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Abby Road. I don’t recommend the waterproof spray for Laura Mercier, and I’m not a fan of using this product anywhere other than on the waterline. I’m precise with my makeup. Back in my teens and early twenties I glammed with glitter, now that I’m in my thirties I prefer a clean, crisp and select choice of color in very specific use(s).

A foolproof way to line your upper lid without any clean up with a wet a q-tip, is doable with use of Nars Eyeliner Stylo. It’s important that you don’t over-emphasize the eye or create a cake face with your beauty. I’m bored of the selfies on the web with fake-up that’s hiding real beauty behind product overload—I can assure you any man can spot a pound of makeup a mile away. It’s important to use cosmetics to polish already existing features and to avoid a cartoon makeover. Take my advice for liquid liner and the waterline and you’ll be happy with your improvements. These products can be misconstrued, so do your research and remember: liquid liner on the top, and water liner on the bottom, and draw yourself an original face, without painting it on like a clown or soon your adoring fans will turn into hilarious fanatics.

*Samples were provided

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Friday, November 7th, 2014

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Tom Ford, Open Bouquet | Cafe Rose

CAFE ROSE Tom Ford Tom Ford, Open Bouquet | Cafe Rose
Iconic American fashion designer Tom Ford knows a thing or two about smelling good. It’s rumored that he enjoys bathing, quite often; some say even up to four times a day. Thus when a bottle of his Cafe Rose Eau de Parfum (1.7 oz, $215) recently fell into my lap (gifted) I was intrigued and pleasantly engaged. On one part questioning does Ford bath in parfum, and on the other enticed as I’m quite fond of anything that contains elements of rose. Café Rose is part of a series of four fragrances’ comprised in Jardin Noir, which are said to represent the ‘darker’ and more ‘thrilling’ side of the flowers: hyacinth, rose, lily and narcissus. Essentially three precious rose essences ballet with striking spices and coffee to make up the aromas of Café Rose. The notes unravel with saffron, black pepper and Rose de Mai at the top, and continue with middle notes of Turkish rose oil and Bulgarian rose and then finish with base notes of incense, resin, amber, sandalwood and patchouli.

Exploring the opening bouquet invites the olfactory sense into a light fresh and sugary rose smell that moves toward a large dose of white musk and smoky incense. The white musk is rather substantial initially, yet decreases over time where tiny elements of coffee and incense emerge. Overall this is not too rich of a composition; it’s well-blended, even and not overly sweet-smelling. The projection is long-lasting; I smelled remains of it the subsequent morning. Since a fragrance is reasonably one on one with your body chemistry and with any of the five senses individual recollections arrive; it is relevant to sample Cafe Rose. Perhaps one of the four Jardin Noir blooms will conjure up an individual aroma personally to suit your style.

Bonus buy: unique to Tom Ford parfum this scent is unisex; it is just ‘another’ something special to share with your lover.

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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Tweet this Giveaway |@KloraneUSA Dry Shampoo

Screen Shot 2014 10 15 at 6.25.24 PM Tweet this Giveaway |@KloraneUSA Dry ShampooEver wake up too late for school or work and rush out the door with dirty hair? Klorane has the solution for freshening up your locks last minute. It’s perfect for a busy lifestyle!

The gentle dry shampoo with oat milk is available in a travel-friendly size making cleansing and volumizing between regular shampoos even more convenient. Simply shake, spray and brush — hair is left clean, soft and full of volume with a light, refreshing scent. A cult favorite among celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Karlie Kloss, Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Rashida Jones and legendary Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, it is also the go-to dry shampoo for celebrity hairstylists Rob Talty and Tony Chavez. This easy-to-use product is available in the travel-friendly 1.06 ounce bottle, a 3.2 ounce size and a 1.7 ounce non-aerosol, eco-friendly bottle.

Klorane is giving away a bottle of this beauty to a lucky POSHGLAM Reader. All you have to do is Tweet this Giveaway @POSHGLAM on twitter and follow the steps below:

1) Tweet the Giveaway Post, and tag @POSHGLAM on Twitter
2) Snap a #Selfie on your phone and post it to Instagram or Twitter with the #POSHGLAM Hashtag
3) Send the Instagram or Twitter url to: Kimberly@POSHGLAM.com via email with “Klorane Giveaway” in the Subject

Deadline: October 29th, 2014. Good luck!

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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NARCISO: sensuality in a bottle

NARCISO EDP 2014 90 with pack CMYK A4 300dpi 785x523 NARCISO: sensuality in a bottle
As an admirer of the American fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez, I’m all ears when something fresh is buzzing via the press waves. His perfume, Narciso Rodriguez for her, is a fave of mine. For nearly ten years people often stop me on the street and ask, “What’s that fragrance,” clearly it’s evolved into my signature scent. With the debut of, NARCISO, a musky warm and sensual parfum, I am swooning, could it be his latest hit has caught my attention? Per the designer this fourth parfum concept is a shout out to Rodriguez’s namesake, “Narciso is such an uncommon name and one can’t help but think of the Greek myth of Narcissus.” Rodriguez hit the jackpot with NARCISO, the woody notes of vetiver united with gardenia and Bulgarian rose truly encapsulate womanliness. To its counterpart, Narciso Rodriguez for her, I admit the rose is a tad delicate and lighter on the nose. Is it premature to say I’m cheating on my unique scent? I confess I’ve begun layering the two, and the response from passersby is amazingly affirmative.

Ad wise Rodriguez left no stones unturned by using the Brazilian top model, Raquel Zimmermann, as the seductress who conveys this effortless glamour—she’s definitely not sore on the eyes. Playing part to the Narciso Rodriguez woman, Zimmermann characterizes joie de vivre and splendor. She mirrors images of the new-fangled container design that embodies this idea of romance and femaleness. “The stone-white color of the bottle was matched to a stone I found on the shore in Cypress on a visit to Aphrodite’s birthplace,” commented Rodriguez.

Thank you Mr. Rodriguez for making me feel like a lady each and every day. Is it valid to say I’m turning into the Narciso Queen?  Perhaps it’s a ménage à trois of the two, Narciso Rodriguez for her and NARCISO, sharing me to fashion my personal aroma.

Go ahead a see what’s in store for you. The NARCISO product range includes: eau de parfum spray (two sizes: $112/$95), scented body lotion ($54) and a musc oil parfum ($155), all sold exclusively at Bloomingdales.

– A sample was provided

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