Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Gift Ideas for Beauty Addicts

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Tis the season for gift giving. Make all of the women in your life feel special and adored, with gift sets tailored for every budget and taste.

glō minerals Keepsake Collection Train Case

glō minerals Keepsake Collection Train Case $85 http://www.gloprofessional.com/

Jane Iredale Glamour Eye & Lip Palette

Jane Iredale Glamour Eye & Lip Palette $75 https://janeiredale.com/

Lancôme’s Essential Brush Set

Lancôme’s Essential Brush Set $70 http://www.lancome-usa.com/

Skin & Co. Roma Umbrian Magnifico Bath Set

Skin & Co. Roma Umbrian Magnifico Bath Set $52 https://www.skinandcoroma.com/

One 'n Only Argan Heat Ceramic Straightening Iron

One ‘n Only Argan Heat Ceramic Straightening Iron $47 http://www.ulta.com/

Tony Odisho Ostia Collection

Tony Odisho Ostia Collection $42 http://tonyodisho.com/

BITE Beauty Lip Love Kit

BITE Beauty Lip Love Kit $36 http://bitebeauty.com/blog/

OPI Gwen Stefani Plaid About You

OPI Gwen Stefani Plaid About You $31.90 http://www.ulta.com/ 

Avon Luck Fragrance for Her

Avon Luck Fragrance for Her $30.00 https://www.avon.com/

European Wax Center Cosmetic Bag

European Wax Center Cosmetic Bag $27 http://www.waxcenter.com/

Molton Brown Festive Body Wash Bauble

Molton Brown Festive Body Wash Bauble $15 http://www.moltonbrown.com

Burt’s Bees Holiday Gift Collection

Burt’s Bees Holiday Gift Collection $5-15 http://www.burtsbees.com/

 

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3 Essential Summer Fragrance Tips

Calvin Klein Eternity Summer

Calvin Klein Eternity Summer

I recently had a chance to learn helpful summer fragrance tips from Patti Kapla, beauty aficionado and V.P. of Business Development at FragranceNet.com

From tips on choosing the best fragrance for summer, to keeping perfume from wearing off in the humidity, to choosing fragrances that help repel pesky mosquitoes, Patti covered it all.

What are the most popular fragrance notes for summer?

Citrus, exotic flowers, island fruits, Jasmine, Rose, and Apple are some of the more popular notes for summer fragrances.  Some of my top picks are Prada Infusion D’Iris ($73.19) which has notes of mandarin, cedar, iris, benzoin, and orange as well as Eternity Summer ($34.19) which is composed of a perfect balance of musk, tangerine pulp, wood, frangipani and pineapple.

What are some key areas on the body to spray with a fragrance so the scent is likely to last during the hot days of summer?

You’ll definitely want to spray your wrists as well as little dabs on your neck.  Sometimes if you spray places that tend to sweat, your perfume will continue to smell strong throughout the day.

Are there any fragrances that help repel pesky mosquitoes?

Floral and fruity fragrances will naturally attract mosquitoes.  If you want them to stay away I would recommend essential oils such as Citronella, Peppermint, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and Marigold. Aura Cacia makes a variety of essential oils that could help, like Citronelle Java Essential Oil ($3.79).

Mother’s Day Fragrance Gift Guide

This Mother’s Day, treat mom to a fresh fragrance that’s as beautiful and memorable as she is! There’s something for everyone on this list, including perfumes with top-notes of lavender, jasmine, orchid and lotus.

Lavender

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Krigler’s Lieber Moment 214 ($195)

Love2Love Freesia + Violet Petals

Love2Love Freesia + Violet Petals ($9.98)

Jasmine

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AVON femme ($30)

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Exotic Jasmine by Halle Berry ($28)

Orchid

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Bath & Body Works Forever Midnight ($45)

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RISE Beyoncé ($44)

Lotus

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SOUL2SOUL Faith Hill ($25)

Thymes Lotus Santal Cologne Rollerball

Thymes Lotus Santal Cologne Rollerball ($19)

Introducing Krigler’s Lieber Moment 214

Lieber Moment 214 fragrance

Lieber Moment 214 fragrance

Iconic perfumer Krigler launched a new perfume Lieber Moment 214, to celebrates the 100th anniversary of their iconic fragrance Lieber Gustav 14.

Lieber Moment 214 is a romantic, nostalgic fragrance that pays homage to Krigler’s Lieber Gustav 14, an early Krigler fragrance inspired by a love letter from World War One.  The launch also marked Krigler’s first unisex fragrance, this version is smoother and more powdery than the original Lieber Gustav 14.

Krigler Lieber Moment 214 opens with fresh, sparkling Mongolian Grapefruit, Aldehyde, and calming Lavender. The scent warms with intensely sensual scents of Violet, Rose from Italy, and Ylang Ylang. At the base is rich and woody White Musk, enticing Vanilla from Reunion Island, and intoxicating Patchouli from the Philippines for a luxurious fragrance.

Price: 1.7fl.oz: $195, 3.4fl.oz: $285

Where to Purchase: The Plaza Hotel, One West 58th Street at The Plaza Hotel’s Concourse Level; www.krigler.com

Giveaway: Love2Love Fragrance Collection

Love2Love Fragrance Giveaway

Love2Love Fragrance Giveaway

About the Love2Love Fragrance Collection:

Each scent was designed to capture a stylish duo of ingredients that reflect perfect pairs in love.

  • Fresh Rose + Peach: Juicy notes of peach nectar, lychee and fresh cassis buds. The middle notes of geranium and Bulgarian rose oil infuse innocence and femininity into the fragrance while the blend of musk and orris at the base.
  • Jasmine + Sparkling Mimosa: Youthful, energetic blend of dewy peony, raspberry kiss and sparkling mimosa. Middle notes of honeysuckle, intoxicating jasmine and sweet pea then joins with skin musk, warm rosewood and decadent almond blossom at the base.
  • Freesia + Violet Petals: A delicately sweet mix of peach blossom, lily petals, lavender blooms, with notes of sheer musk, heliotropine and cedarwood at the base.
  • Orange Blossom + White Musk: Bergamot and juicy orange notes open up this fragrance. Orange blossom and soft peony at the heart of the scent capture an element of femininity and the trace of orris, white musk and cozy sandalwood add an intriguing, sensual aspect to the mix.

Available at walmart.com and Walmart stores nationwide.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

2 lucky winners will win a Love2Love Eau de Toilette spray ($9.98/3.4 fl. Oz)

Open to US residents only. 18+.

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post and tell us which Love2Love fragrance you would like to try. Please include your email address.

BONUS ENTRY: Share this post on Twitter and tag @MyBeautySource

CONTEST ENDS March 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.

A winner will be picked at random and will be notified by email. Prize will be fulfilled by the sponsor.

Fragrance Giveaway: Killer Queen by Katy Perry

Killer Queen by Katy Perry

Killer Queen by Katy Perry

Killer Queen by Katy Perry ($59): Sexy. Royal. Radiant. Killer Queen by Katy Perry is an intoxicating and charmingly playful floriental fragrance with luscious notes fit for royalty. Inspired by a Queen’s scepter, the jewel-shaped bottle portrays sexy sophistication and luxury. The rich gold crown cap showcases a custom crest capturing Katy Perry’s playful essence. Available at Macys.com

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

2 lucky My Beauty Source winners will win Killer Queen by Katy Perry

Open to US residents only. 18+

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post and tell us your favorite Katy Perry song. Please include your email address.

BONUS ENTRY: Share this post on Twitter and tag @MyBeautySource

CONTEST ENDS February 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.

A winner will be picked at random and will be notified by email. Prize will be fulfilled by the sponsor.

3 Sexy Fragrances for Valentine’s Day

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What’s the most alluring scent to wear on Valentine’s Day? Take inspiration from iconic fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana, Versace and Dior and grab one of their sensual perfumes to set the scene for romantic evening.

These scents are available on FragranceNet.com – one of my go-to destinations for all things beauty. The site offers everything from gift sets, to cosmetics, skincare, candles, and everything in between! They even include an instant 20% off coupon and free shipping within the U.S.

1. Versace Bright Crystal

An alluring fragrance for women from renowned fashion icon Gianni Versace, Versace Bright Crystal is a deeply evocative scent that carefully balances a variety of floral elements, including magnolia, peony and lotus flowers with plant amber, yuzu and pomegranate.

2. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue

D & G Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana features a sexy scent that will evoke desire. Its mix of apple, rose, jasmine and musk fragrances gives it a unique, amorous aroma.

3. Christian Dior J’adore

Embrace your femininity with J’Adore by Christian Dior. This beautiful blend of floral orchids, violets, roses and blackberry musk creates a sensual aroma that will bring excitement to a romantic evening.

*Product samples were received in exchange for my honest opinion. No compensation was received for this post.*