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My Five Favorite Perfume Roll-ons

Perfume roll-ons

You might have noticed a few new changes today on the little ole blog. Yes, it got an update. I wanted cleaner lines, easier reading, and larger photos. The top categories have also been culled into something easier to navigate: beauty, travel, and lifestyle. There’s also an easier way to sign up for my email newsletter. March’s newsletter is going out on Wednesday and you don’t want to miss it. It features a few things not mentioned on le blog. But back to the beauty at hand.

It’s no secret my love affair with the smell goods. Smell goods? Yes, it’s a Southern way of saying something that smells wonderful. In this case, it’s perfume. Years ago I had to hunt and hunt to find perfumes in roll-ons. It seems that every fragrance house just wanted you to buy the full-size bottle of fragrance. I don’t have a problem with that in some instances, but I would prefer to wear the scent before our perfume monogamous relationship begin. Thankfully, some of the perfume gods heard me and now you can find many scents in small servings that are perfect for experiencing the fragrance without committing.

I have been rotating these five roll-ons over the past few months. The fact that I can now travel with Beach is a blessing come true. Because of my belief that I can never have too many scents of distinction here are my current fave perfume roll-ons.

Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black. I usually don’t like celebrity scents. Look at any clearance bin and they are piling up. This one is the real deal and layers well with a few

Bobbi Brown Beach. Who doesn’t want to smell like the beach? For years I was hoping Bobbi would allow me to take one of my favorite scents with me at all times. Now I can. Plus, since I’ve been living like Frosty the Snowgirl this helps with my complaints.

Diptyque Philosykos. I also what to smell like I’m on the Greek isle Mykonos and this reminds me I need a return trip to one of my favorite islands.

Chantecaille Frangipane. Because I can never have too much of an intense vanilla scent. This one is so divine that I have to stop and smell myself.

Byredo Bal d’Afrique. I needed more black amber and cedarwood in my perfume arsenal and this hits on all my sensory needs.

Just Call Me Bag Lady with Beauty.com x Milly

Milly

I’m a sucker for a super cute gift-with-purchase bag and the new Beauty.com x Milly is perfect for me. Beauty.com usually has some of the best GWP bags around and this current one is no exception. How about that full size bottle of butter LONDON Nail Polish? You can never go wrong with Arcona. I’m out of my beloved Triad Pads and this is a perfect excuse to stock up on some of the must have essentials for my skin. It’s time to really hunker down and take old lady winter off of my face.

RoC® Retinol Correxion® Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen

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I recently had my dermatological check-up for the year with a new doctor. After the entire body exam and consult, it left me thinking. Are we really not wearing sunscreen? Don’t get me wrong I love laying out in the sun (yes, bad I know), but I do wear sunscreen while basking in its glow.

The doctor scolded me for my ways but said “at least you are wearing it. I’m seeing clients who still think they don’t need it.” Shut the front door. Really? Ladies, when did we stop and why are you not giving your skin love. Yes, washing, toning, and moisturizing is important, but you have to wear sunscreen. Every. Single. Day.

So, I’m giving your my current winter/almost spring SPF love. RoC® Retinol Correxion® Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen. Yes, you still have to wear sunscreen in the winter so now is the perfect time to start making it a part of your routine. Trust me on this. Your skin will thank you.

This post is brought to you in collaboration with RoC® Skincare. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for All About the Pretty. 

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in Panic

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Panic

My makeup and my life are in desperate need of a little color injection and NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in Panic was the perfect accoutrement to bring my makeup bag back to life. I usually apply 2-3 different blushes most days and I have been wearing lots of neutrals. Let me just say this is a great blush on my brown skin. It gives great color and is perfect for spring. At first glance the colors seem loud. But, with most NARS bright blushes they look phenomenal on most skin tones. Example, Exhibit A. It’s a crazy bright orange, but when you put it on it’s a stunner. It feels amazing on my skin and I’m happy because today there isn’t a windchill below 10 degrees.

The smile on my face is because I know spring is on her way and just this thought brightens my mood. Yesterday I spent the day at a work event, then exploring the city, and finished at the National Gallery of Art for an artist date as per Julia Cameron. It was glorious walking all over the city and being outside. My new blush made it twice as nice. Get this in your arsenal.

Rene Furterer Karité Intense Overnight Nourishing Treatment

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One of the questions I get asked a lot is what products I use since I have super short hair. I always reply that I use the same that people with long hair use except for a few exceptions. I don’t have to worry about straightening products, but I’m always concerned with my scalp and whatever hair I have on my head. I’m a big fan of masks and overnight treatments especially in the winter time. Winter equals nourishment in all forms. I’ve fallen for this new leave-in treatment and it’s wonderful. Rene Furterer Karité Intense Overnight Nourishing Treatment is what I have been using over the past month every single week.

I normally apply coconut oil to my scalp, add the overnight treatment all apply, put on a shower cap, turban, and head to la-la land. I wake up in the morning and my hair is soft and my scalp is happy. It’s light enough that you can use it during any season. Plus, let’s be real. Rene Furterer is a great French brand and y’all know how much I love my French beauty products.

Pretty Beauty Radar: CHANEL Beauty Spring 2015 Collection

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CHANEL Beauty Spring 2015 is on my radar and totally giving me life. I know according to the calendar Spring is coming, but the snow this morning has me willing and chanting it to come sooner. I know it’s winter, but Jesus I need a break. I hate being such a bitter girl and counting down the months until I’m back in Houston. I just really want to wear my Birkenstocks all day so I’m whining like a baby and not a boss.

I’ve been organizing and cleaning out tons of old makeup and beauty products and excited for the new purchases that are going to make their way to the beauty arsenal. I was perusing Neiman Marcus online and stumbled across these beauties. Oh Chanel. You give me so much joy. I’m still wearing my hot pink lip gloss Jalousie from a few years ago so I decided a bold lipstick was what I needed. The collection is pretty and gives me something to look forward to in beauty. My list includes the following

Nails: Desiro
Lips: Rouge Allure in Elusive
Eyes: Paris Woven
Cheeks: Angélique

What makeup are you looking forward to for spring?

Pursoma Ocean Potion Bath

Pursoma Ocean Bath

The past few weeks have been pretty cold for me. I love a good bath, but lately my baths have been to warm me up from the cold. Since I’ve been cooped up in the house my eating habits have taken a complete nose dive. All I want in the evenings are deep and rich soups and chowders. Seriously I make a few different ones so every night I can decide which one to eat. I don’t want to go out anywhere. I decided that I needed to detox from all the rich foods and I plan to do that with Pursoma’s Ocean Potion Bath.

Pursoma creates amazing detoxes for the body to aid in outer beauty, but with a strong focus on the inner beauty. These baths are really a game changer in my big girl bath routine. I’ve been studying a lot of natural health routines and baths are an essential part for rejuvenation, detox, and over all well-being. I am always shocked to find so many women don’t take baths. I don’t mean to get clean, but baths to replenish. My holistic team (naturopath, acupuncturist, therapist) all praise baths.

I normally add epsom salts, essential oils, and various foaming bubbles to my bath, but with Pursoma my baths have a purpose. I plan to use them in my detox that I’m starting on March 2 and I know Pursoma will be a big part of my routine.

RoC® Retinol Correxion® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

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Last month I discussed my love for the RoC® wrinkle filler and now it’s time for the RoC® Retinol Correxion® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream. I’m a big believer in the power of serums and night creams for your beauty routine. I believe that taking care of yourself also includes your skin. Living well is a lifestyle: eating well, working out, and your beauty routine are part of it too.

At night when your body is at rest is when everything you do during the day matters. It’s the time when the cells replenish and regenerate. Yes, it’s biological. A good night cream can be magic with regular use. This night cream is strong. My skin is not sensitive, but I realized that after using it for seven straight days I had to back off. I realized every other day works better for me. After the past month which was extremely tiring both emotionally and physically I needed to take care of me. I needed to put myself back at the top of the list. I know that means weekly at-home facials, taking care of my skin, and rest. This night cream is helping get me back on track.

This post is brought to you in collaboration with RoC® Skincare. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for All About the Pretty. 

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