5 Hairstyles You Can Do in 5 Minutes or Less!

Posted by Eautalk on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 5:41 PM
Some days, there is just not enough time in the day to actually 'do our hair'.  We get it, we really do, we have those days too, where we wake up late and have to rush to catch the next train. That's why we mastered these 5 hair styles that will get you out the door in no time at all.

Hair Look # 1: The Top Knot Bun, also very well known as a sock bun, is super simple and quick.  Get the look by brushing your hair like normal and be sure to use a leave in conditioner for really smooth styling.  Pull your hair into a tight ponytail and wrap your hair around the ponytail so that it covers it.  Continue wrapping until a bun is created.  If you have short hair or layers, first twist the ponytail and then circle it around the ponytail.  Secure your bun with bobby pins and finish with a strong hold spray - may we suggest Bumble & Bumble Does It All hair spray, a modern rendition of traditional hair spray BUT offers a subtle sheen and softness that brushes out in a breeze. 

Hair Look #2: Sleek, Straight Hair is super easy, especially if you already have straight hair.  Have curly or kinky hair? Blow it out the night before so that in the morning it's easy as cake! Simply heat up your straightening iron and section off your hair.  Start straightening the sections, applying a heat protecting spray, like Abba's Pure Thermal Protect Spray.  Once you have straightened all the sections of your hair, tousle around your strands and go!

Hair Look #3: Ponytail In a hurry and need your hair out of your way? Go for a sporty, sophisticated look with a pony tail.  Brush your hair into a low, high or medium height ponytail, whichever you prefer and be sure to remove any hair bumpbs or knots that you get along the way. 

Hair Look #4: Tousled, Wavy Hair Let it all hang loose with your wavy and natural curls!  Try TIGI S Factor's One Curl at a Time curl serum, a yummy blend of aloe, raspberry and pomegranate extracts that eliminates frizz, adds definition and gives a light hold while giving a healthy shine to your hair. 

Hair Look #5: Braids Looking for a fancy look in no time at all? Braid your hair up for a fishtail braid, a french braid, or even a regular braid...whichever braided look you do decide to choose, be sure to use a holding spray! Bumble and Bumble's extra strength holding spray is the ultimate finisher! It is guaranteed to finish and hold flips, dips, swirls and curls.  Use as a last step to finish and hold when hair is dry and styled.

Which style will you wear, in 5 minutes or less? Try them out and let us know what you think!

November 2016 Win What You Want Sweepstakes Official Rules

Posted by Eautalk on Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:06 PM

FragranceNet.com, Inc. Sweepstakes
Win What You Want Sweepstakes Official Rules


The FragranceNet.com, Inc. (“Sponsor”) Win What You Want Sweepstakes will be conducted as a weekly Sweepstakes (collectively, the "Sweepstakes").  The Sweepstakes entry period (each an “Entry Period”) is specified below and designates the time in which all entries must be received.  Eastern Time shall control for all purposes of this Sweepstakes.  Sponsor's clock shall be the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes.  The Sweepstakes is governed by these Official Rules and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. 

1. Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Proof of residency and age may be required prior to award of any prize.  Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, its affiliates, partners, advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and their immediate families or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to enter.  "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live.  "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not.  In order to enter the Sweepstakes or receive the prize, you must fully comply with the Official Rules and, by entering, you represent and warrant that you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes.

2. How to enterTo participate in the Sweepstakes, you must have a valid Facebook account. If you do not already have a Facebook account, you can create one free of charge at www.facebook.com. To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Entry Period:  (1) like FragranceNet.com https://www.facebook.com/FragranceNet.com on Facebook; (2) go to the Facebook page every Wednesday at 10:00am EST where the official entry post for the week will be posted; (3) post a comment on the official entry post with the item name and link from our website that you would love to win. Don't forget to include our hashtag #FragranceNet so we can see your entry!

Limit one (1) entry per person, per household during the Sweepstakes Period. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.  Entrants are eligible to win only one (1) Win What You Want Sweepstakes in any ninety (90) day period. Although it is free to enter, standard message and data charges may be incurred if you use your mobile device to enter the Sweepstakes.  Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the Facebook account from which the entry post was made, as identified by the authorized account holder of the primary email address associated with that account.  "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with that email address.   

Each Sweepstakes will take place on the Entry Dates as specified below.

All entries become the property of Sponsor upon receipt and will not be acknowledged or returned.

3. Entry dates. Online entry for each Sweepstakes is open during the following entry periods:

Start date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 10:00 am (ET) – End date Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 11:59 pm (ET)

Start date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 10:00 am (ET) – End date Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 2016, 11:59 pm (ET)

Start date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 10:00 am (ET) – End date Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 2016, 11:59 pm (ET)

Start date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 10:00 am (ET) – End date Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 2016, 2016, 11:59 pm (ET)

Start date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 10:00 am (ET) – End date Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 2016, 11:59 pm (ET)

Entries received after the closing times will not be considered. After each Entry Period, Sponsor or its designee will conduct a random drawing using randomization methods selected by Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, and select two (2) potential prize winners from all eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Period.  Winners will be announced via a Facebook post approximately two business days after the closing date of the competition. All decisions of Sponsor on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the selection and determination of winners of this Sweepstakes shall be final and binding.  The potential winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) and/or other related documents (collectively, the "Affidavit") by the date or within the time frame specified by Sponsor or an alternate winner may be selected. If potential winner is under the age of majority in its state of legal residence, the prize will be awarded to winner's parent or legal guardian and the Affidavit must be executed by such parent or legal guardian. If a potential winner is not able to be contacted by Sponsor within seven (7) days following the date notice or attempted notice is sent, declines, fails to return any required documents, does not complete the verification process within thirty (30) days, or is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize may, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, be forfeited and/or awarded to an alternate winner. 

4. Prizes. There will be 2 prize winners in total for each Sweepstakes. The prize will vary from week to week and it is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure they are clear in their entry on what prize they have selected to potentially win. The approximate retail value ("ARV") of the prizes will vary depending upon the prize awarded but each prize will not, under any circumstance, exceed an ARV of $500.  Prizes will be as announced on the FragranceNet.com Facebook page. If prize or any portion thereof is not accepted, is unclaimed or unused by a winner, it will be forfeited and will not be substituted.  No transfer, refund, cash redemption, substitution or replacement of prize or any prize component permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value (or cash equivalent) if a stated prize is unavailable or for any other reason. The prize winner will receive a message from Sponsor with additional instructions on how to collect prize. Winners are responsible for any taxes payable on prizes. Prizes will be awarded only if the potential prize winner fully complies with these Official Rules. All costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and/or use of a prize to the extent not expressly stated herein as being awarded, including without limitation all federal, state and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner.  SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

5. License/Usage. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. By entering, winner/s agree to that Sponsor or its designees may use their names, photographs, likenesses, biographical information, city and state of residence and/or statements made by winner/s regarding the Sweepstakes or Sponsor, for purposes of advertising, trade, or promotion in any media (now known or hereafter known) throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to obligate Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted herein and winner/s waives any right to inspect or approve any such use of any and every nature and kind.

6. Release and Liability. By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant releases, holds harmless, covenants not to sue, and forever discharges Sponsor, Facebook, and their respective parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries, retailers, divisions, advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, representatives, successors and assigns (all such individuals and entities collectively referred to herein as, the “Released Parties”), from, against, and as to any and all third-party claims, actions, damages, losses, liabilities, costs, expenses, injuries or causes of action of any kind that in any way now or hereinafter may arise from or relate to the Sweepstakes including without limitation, in connection with (i) the administration of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation typographical, printing, seeding, human or other errors relating to or in connection with this Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of any prizes or any related materials, inaccurate, fraudulent, incomplete, illegible, late, lost, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, incomplete, damaged or postage due entries or mail, or any delays in delivery or lack of availability of any prize or prize materials, and/or (ii) entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes or acceptance or use of any prize, or participation in any prize-related activities, including but not limited to any travel related thereto, and death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. Sponsor reserves its right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers in any way with the any part of the Sweepstakes and/or who submits a fraudulent entry or an entry not otherwise in accordance with these Official Rules, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes; or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.  Without limiting the foregoing, in the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, epidemic or other national health emergency, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared,) or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, public health crisis, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control, then Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the Sweepstakes. 

7. Disputes. Except where prohibited, entrants agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Courts of the State of New York for Suffolk County. Entrants hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non conveniens or lack of personal jurisdiction that they may have.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover, and the parties hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief or to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.


8.  Use of Data. Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants online, in accordance with its privacy policy.  Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy athttps://www.fragrancenet.com/f/net/privacy.html. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.

9. Sponsor. FragranceNet.com, Inc. 900 Grand Blvd, Deer Park, NY 11729. The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.  Any and all questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed solely to Sponsor, not Facebook. You are providing your information to Sponsor (FragranceNet.com), not to Facebook.

10.  Winner List. To obtain a copy of the winners' list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: FragranceNet.com, Inc. Win What You Want Sweepstakes, 900 Grand Blvd, Deer Park, NY 11729 within 90 days of the winner announcement.

Voyageur Eau De Toilette by Jean Patou Fragrance Review

Posted by Eautalk on Tue, 11/01/2016 - 1:10 AM

The 1990's represented a big shift in perfumery where the cloying 'big and brassy' scents of the 80's were retired in favor of androgynous perfumes and aquatics. Two big market leaders of the 90s were Calvin Klein's CK One and Davidoff's Cool Water... they pioneered a new direction that many others followed. Even French couturier and perfume house Jean Patou couldn't resist but bow to trend and public demand and launch their own masculine of the same ilk: namely, Voyageur.

Voyageur is a woody aromatic scent created by Jean Kerleo in 1995 which follows the same trajectory as CK Eternity for Men and Davidoff's Cool Water. It feels aquatic and aromatic in equal measure, with its citrus flight, lavender and sage heart, and woody, mossy base. Whilst Voyageur was Patou's answer to meeting public expectation, two things separated it from the rest – the first was a certain je ne sais quoi that can only be found in French perfumery (Parfums Patou, of course have a 90- year history to draw upon); and the second – an exquisite metallic ship-shaped flacon whose inspiration was drawn from their exceptional “Normandie” perfume bottle launched in 1935 (google it)! Harnessing good looks and good smells, Voyageur was snatched up by the masses, but when the aquatic trend ended in the early 000's, it was permanently retired from Patou's range.

Fortunately for us, Fragrancenet carries the metal ship refill bottles so this perfume is not lost to the world just yet! A wonderful olfactory snapshot of it's time, Patou's Voyageur takes its place amongst the many perfumes created by this highly-revered House.