4 Scary Fragrances for Boo-tiful Halloween

Posted by Stefanie on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:00 AM

Trick or treat? When it comes to scary fragrances fit for Halloween, we’ve got a bit of both. They aren’t scary in the sense of smell, of course, but some of their names might inspire a little bit of fear. While the aromas are as inviting as a good witch, the bad witch in you will love them too. Because these scents captivate, and may even haunt, all of your admirers into spellbinding submission. So let’s get going on these goodies.

Christian Dior is a designer with a loyal following enraptured by what’s fashionable, and Hypnotic Poison is one feminine fragrance we favor. With a strong scent of jasmine and lower tones of amber, almond and woods, it’s easy to see why people would rather live with the scent of “danger” than die without it.

Now you see it, now you don’t. Floating figures abound on All Hallows Eve, and enticing aromas can remain in a room long after you’ve left – if you’re wearing Apparition by Ungaro . A combination of passion flower, tonka bean, rose, patcholi, raspberry and heliotrope leave an inviting scent for all to enjoy.

So many horror films have you on the edge of your set with suspense and bloodshed. We may not be huge fans of the genre, but we do find Bloody Orange by Alice & Peter  perfume that offers a similar adrenaline rush – sans the slashing – with elevating aromas of spices, carrot and orange.

What’s scarier than creatures of the night? Creatures of the night in the moonlight. Nighttime is the right time for fright, and also enchanting fragrance. Ghost Moonlight by Tanya Sarne  features seductive aromas of bergamot and ginger blended with pink peony, lily of the valley and amber, among others.

5 Fall Beauty Essentials

Posted by Stefanie on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:00 AM

The temperature’s getting cooler, and the leaves are starting to change…so fall is officially in full swing. That means it’s high time to get a hold of the essential products you’ll need for the season. From exfoliating away dry post-summer skin to taming wild wind-swept tresses and hydrating lackluster lips, we’ve got the five products to keep you pretty all autumn long. You have to use your head when it comes to handling tangled tresses because the seasonal winds can definitely do some damage to your ‘do. Biolage by Matrix Detangling Solution for Normal to Oily  can help you get a hold of your strands, keeping them healthy, happy and snag-free.

Getting your hands on some gorgeous fall foliage is always a fun activity, but it may leave your skin feeling a bit rough and dry. La Prairie Cellular Hand Cream will revitalize your hands now and shield them from further harm in the future.

Putting your best face forward can be a challenge during the change from summer to fall, but you can keep your skin renewed with ease. Regular use of M.D. Forte Skin Rejuvenation Hydra Masque will make your face feel completely refreshed and reinvigorated.

Now that your face is feeling renewed, it’s time to take care of the rest of your body. A simple way to get your silhouette in some seriously smooth shape is with Shiseido Refining Body Exfoliator . It buffs off the dead skin cells and reveals the beauty underneath.

Last but certainly not least, we come to perfecting your pout – a very important part of making a great impression. Wind and sun can make your lips feel dry and dehydrated, but Bioelements Lip Buff can quite bring them back to life.

Our Favorite Experts Share Their Best Fall Tips

Posted by Courtney on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:00 AM

As the chilly air begins to roll in, the fall season is well underway. And to prepare for the coming season, we’ve consulted five experts to dish on all their fall beauty secrets. From how to boost your curls to why a skincare regimen is totally important, check out these fall-friendly tips to totally try.



“I rock curls 98% of the year and a deep, hot oil treatmeant every week during the fall and cold weather help keep my curls soft, shiny and bouncy. I stay away from heavy gels and use curl creams during the fall/winter, to keep my curls hydrated,” says Evelyn Lugo, Editor In Chief at EvCurlGirl.com


“As you update your fall wardrobe, it’s important to change up your beauty routine as well! A few quick changes will have you ready for Fall in no time!  You’ll want to start by adding a moisturizer that packs on the hydration to combat the cooler days ahead.  Next, arm yourself with a powerful lip balm!I’m loving Marc Jacob’s  Seduce Me.  I’ve officially bid farewell to my go-to summer fragrance (Bobbi Brown’s Beach Perfume).  I now reach for one of my Fall/Winter favorites… Tory Burch!  It’s seriously the perfect Fall fragrance situation!  So you see, just a few minor changes will help you seamlessly transition into your Fall beauty routine,” states Carla Kokoszka, beauty blogger behind Fashion Maven Mommy 


“The best way to ensure a great look regardless of your makeup choices is to have great skin care. When it comes to removing makeup from my face, I only use Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm which doesn’t leave residue or dryness behind when I use it. I am a huge fan of washing my face with Christian Dior Purifying Cleansing Milk which is a great way to nourish as well as to clean my face. I use this in tandem with my Clarisonic. To moisturize my face, Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream is a must to keep my skin soft as well protected from the elements. Whether I’m out and about or home, I swear by Christian Dior’s Lip Glow which keeps my lips soft as well as providing a natural hue,” exclaims Kimmie Smith , accessories expert behind Accessories Expert. 


"Whether we like it or not, with cold weather comes chapped lips. It's not fun and it can be painful if not taken care of. One of my biggest Fall/Winter tips are to exfoliate your lips! It feels amazing and you could either buy one or you can make your own! Either way your lips will feel super smooth and will thank you! For extra softness, be sure to apply your favorite balm immediately after exfoliating to really lock in the moisture,” finds Nicole “Niki” Brierty, blogger behind Hello Miss Niki!