3 Fragrances To Be Thankful For Everyday

Posted by Ellen on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:00 AM

Now that you’re pretty deep into that #Thankful campaign -- you’ve acknowledged your family, friends, pets, you get the idea -- it’s time to wax poetic on the little luxuries, as in the scents that really do epitomize you.


Honestly, how can you not be thankful for a floral, citrusy, or spicy fragrance that captures your essence and effortlessly puts it out there into the world with a single spritz?  Here are 3 scents we’re thankful for, and depending on your perfume preference you should be too.


L'Air du Temps perfume by Nina Ricci


When just the thought of bouquets of gardenia, jasmine, and iris bring a smile to your face, there’s no question -- Nina Ricci’s L'Air du Temps is the perfume you’ll be most thankful for. This floral fragrance introduced in 1948 redefined romantic aromas, with the slightest hint of sandalwood it opens into an air of sophisticated feminine confidence.


 Happy by Clinique

“A hint of citrus. A wealth of flowers. A mix of emotions.” That sure is Clinique's Happy  for you. Bursting with light, mood-enhancing fruit (grapefruit, bergamot, lemon) and floral notes (mimosa), this is the scent those who are into tangy citrus fragrances should be thankful for. Introduced in 1997, Happy’s multi-layered approach brings together bold notes transforming them into a light, playful, yet chic aroma.


 Escale Aux Marquises by Christian Dior

The more adventurous woman will tell you; if you’re thankful for those serious shake up moments in the day, you know the ones that trigger an adrenaline surge and quick thinking,  well then you’ll be thankful for a scent like Christian Dior's Escale Aux Marquises. Its cooling orange and lemon notes provide a hint of citrus, and combined with just the right kick of invigorating cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and coriander.



Daylight Savings Beauty Bonus

Posted by Ellen on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:00 AM

“If I could get just ONE more hour of sleep …” 

Well, your lucky evening has arrived. Yep, it’s Daylight Savings time again; but the good one, the one where the clock hands fall back and we get that extra hour of sleep our skin has been waiting for. 

After the summer it’s had, there’s no denying your skin can use a little rest and revitalization, which is why we’ve selected three face masks that will deep cleanse your pores, exfoliate and even complexion, and firm your skin for the winter winds that are about to whip on through.



Halloween Clean Up: Transformative Makeup Removal Tips

Posted by Ellen on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:00 AM

Uh, of course going as Cady Heron’s Halloween faux pas is such a fetch idea. Honestly, is there any better way to commemorate the 10-Year Premiere than strutting into the party as the infamous Ex-Wife? Well, aside from that mandatory October 3 post, of course.

So yeah you’ve got the costume down: white face paint, dark black eyeliner, bloody red lipstick, plush wedding dress, sheer veil, and the kicker - nasty teeth!


Now as for your post-party, clean-up plan? Ah, didn’t think that far ahead, huh? Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered; no raccoon-ringed eyes for days, blotchy lips, or seriously clogged pores for you. Just follow our clean up tips and November 1 you’ll awaken bright-eyed, with a seriously revitalized complexion!.


Full Face Refresher

Step 1

Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover

Grab a cotton ball or pad and go ahead, dose it in this super-gentle cleanser formulated for the eye and lip area. Start with the eyes. Two to three swipes across the lid, under eye, and lashes will instantly remove all make traces of makeup; no matter the base: powder, cream, gel, etc. Just so you know, the Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover  formula is ophthalmologist-tested and won’t cause irritation for contact lens wearers. Once you’re finished with your eyes move onto the lips. No need to press hard here, with soft strokes you can easily remove the darkest of pigments.

Step 2

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk

Now grab Take The Day Off Cleansing Milk Clinique’s  gentle, milky makeup remover. Squeeze about a quarter-sized dollop into your palm and apply to entire face with your fingertips. Let the cleanser sit for 30 seconds and start with your T-zone, softly guiding a cotton ball or pad across your forehead and nose with broad strokes.  Now move onto the chin and cheeks. The milky formula dissolves the most stubborn of facial makeup. When all makeup is removed, fully rinse your face and pat dry.

Step 3

Clinique Clarifying Lotion

And for the final touch, a hydrating splash of Clinique Clarifying Lotion .Dermatologist-developed formula sweeps away any remaining excess oil that can lead to breakouts. Just run a quick layer over entire face and it’ll leave skin looking cleaner, more refined.


Spot Check!

Ok, so you didn’t go all out this Halloween. Instead you played up your best assets (lips, eyes), while incorporating a gnarly gash or two, maybe a witchy wart, a few playful whiskers, or a dazzling touch of pixie magic. Either way, you need to transform back to yourself and Clarin's Instant Eye Makeup Remover  will do the trick. This cleanser is amazing for heavy or waterproof eye make-up, which means it will also be amazing for serious costume makeup removal. Just shake well, squeeze into a cotton ball or pad and spot remove as needed.