Fragrance Review: ETRO - MUSK

Posted by Dimitri on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:27 PM

Founded in 1968, Etro is a family-run Italian accessories manufacturer, perhaps best known for their enchanting and decorative paisley-printed shawls. Their line of leather goods, fabrics and scarves have been paired with an array of fine fragrances that reach back to the 1980s. Musk is a scent that sounds simple, but is actually a whole lot more than it says on the box!

 A citrus woody musk fragrance for both men and women, Etro's Musk delicately dances between the genders with its universal amalgamation of citrus, verbena and precious woods. A shimmering, zesty opening gives rise to a warmer nucleus of sandalwood, guaiac wood and cedar... it feels cozy and informal. A soft whisper of rose and lily-of-the-valley lends a blush of softness to the mix, and the sum of these accords is steeped in a starring facet of musk. It feels both clean and sensual in equal measures. It dries down to a soft and comforting powdery vibe, and a feeling as though you've been dusted with a paper-thin mantle of perfumed powder.

 

Musk sits close to the skin, but is uplifting and non-complicated. A great go-to scent during the day; this perfume feels even more unruly and playful at night!

Astro Assets:The Green Goodies for St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by Stefanie on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:00 AM

St. Paddy's day is only a few days away and we want to indulge your senses with these green goodies...before you indulge on gettin' silly with a full on celebration in days to follow.  Here are a few more reasons to celebrate the luck o' the Irish!

 

Scorpio Bathe yourself in luxury, Scorpio, because you deserve to indulge in a little lavish behavior. Here’s one way to celebrate with Nature's One Green Tea Bath & Shower Gel by Perlier 

Sagittarius Now is the perfect time for trying something new, Sagittarius. With spring on the way, it’s a fresh start for all; and for your skin, so is Green Science Perfecting Cleanser by Aveda

Capricorn No need to mask your feelings, Capricorn. The only way to resolve your problems is to speak up. You can fix any facial flaws today too with Pear & Green Apple Masque by Eminence.

Aquarius Take care of yourself, Aquarius. Health is wealth, and you’ve been working too hard. To keep your eyes on the prize, enlist the help of Green Apple Nutrient Eye Cream by Juice Beauty.

Pisces You have a sixth sense of how things will turn out, Pisces. Trust it and do all you can to keep in tune with your instincts. For your strands, you’ll find success with Sensories Full Green Tea and Alfalfa Shampoo.

Aries Embrace your surroundings, Aries. The more comfortable you feel, the easier it will be to face challenges head on. Speaking of heads, you can keep yours equally in check with Green Meadow Balancing Conditioner by Bain De Terre.

Taurus With your birthday month on the way, it’s your time to shine, Taurus. And there’s no better way to get glowing in the spotlight than with Sparkle Hair and Body Glitter Lime Green by Cheer Chics.

Gemini Walk the line personally and professionally, Gemini. Everything will work out the way you want it to as long as you stay focused. To keep your gaze glamorously in check, get a hold of Tightline Cake Eye Liner Forest Green by Laura Mercier.

Cancer No need to be shy and hide, Cancer. This is your time to make friends and influence people, so get out and get social. Plus, you can put your best face forward with Green Tea and Vitamins Concealer by Korres. 

Leo Laying a strong foundation is the best way to begin any new project or relationship, Leo, and that’s what you need now. Same goes for your makeup, so look for Water Supreme Primer Base Spf 15 # 60 Light Green by Laneige to refresh yourself.

Virgo Since winter is over, you need some renewal Virgo - not just mentally but physically, your body could use a boost. That’s where Aroma Remedy Salt Glow Body Scrub Blend of Eucalyptus, Mineral Sea Salts, and Green Sea Clay by Aromafloria comes in handy.

Libra The sky’s the limit for you, Libra. You can achieve whatever you need if you believe in yourself. To make your surroundings receptive to change, become enlightened with some Green Tea Atmosphere Diffuser Oil by Demeter.

 

 

Get the Look: Malan Breton Backstage Beauty at NYFW SS 2015

Posted by Courtney on Mon, 02/23/2015 - 8:10 PM

Inspired by old Hollywood, designer Malan Breton kept his beauty looks sharp and dramatic to accommodate all his breathtaking designs.

Boasting three key hair looks, we’re breaking down how to get these runway-ready styles at home in easy to follow steps. 

 

Double Bun

Looking to shake up your usual topknot? Try this double bun look for all your dramatic nights out.

Step One: Pull hair into a tight pony on top of the head. Smooth flyaways with bit of Savannah Hair Therapy Shea Butter Leave In Creamaround the hairline. Get two hair doughnuts, one large and one small.

Step Two: Pull the pony through the large doughnut, divide hair into two sections.

Step Three: Wrap one section around doughnut creating a large bun, slide the small doughnut around remaining hair.

Step Four: Attach small doughnut to large one with heavy duty hairpins.

Step Five: Wrap remaining hair around small doughnut creating a smaller bun on top of the large bun, secure with pins spray generously with the Sexy Hair Sexy Hair Play Dirty Texturizing Hairspray.

 

 

Asymmetrical Bob 

Need that game changing haircut to get you out of that beauty rut? Why not go for an asymmetrical bob as seen at this runway show? 

To get that perfect cut, follow the steps below:

Step One: Apply the Macadamia Oil Healing Oil Treatmentonto the hair.

Step Two: Cut strong diagonal bang starting over one eye and working down to jaw covering the opposite eye.

Step Three: Cut back into a stacked bob. Apply a bit more Healing Oil Treatment and dry perimeter under with a round brush creating a beveled bang.

 

Mens “Vampire” Hair 

 And something equally exciting for men, this look brings on the dapper sex appeal fast. Want some menswear inspired influence? Bring this sultry style to your pixie cuts in a flash.

 

Step One: Part off sides and slick tight with Rusk W8less Hairspray.

Step Two:  Apply Eufora Volume Fusion Spray to remaining hair.

Step Three: Blow dry up and back creating a pompadour.

Step Four: Spray with Sebastian Shaper Plus Extra Hold Hairspray

 

 

 

 

All photos, courtesy of Y Public Relations