The market for organic products is huge and only growing, and the trend isn’t limited to makeup and skincare. Starring…! Fragrances was kind enough to let me sample their line of all-natural perfumes. Created by actresses and sisters Ashley and Courtney Peldon, the line features elegant fragrances in gold-capped bottles andcomplements any eco-conscious babe who doesn’t want to smell like patchouli. I tried two very different scents: The Diva and The Beauty.
The Diva is heady and instantly sexy, definitely created with evening in mind. Its decadent combination of chocolate and strawberry made me instantly hungry- it smells a lot like a cherry cordial. It’s perfect for a night at the club or an encounter a few dates in – andwith these organic formulas you don’t have to worry about your man kissing your neck and tasting peroxide. If you wish you were Madonna, love dark purple, and consider yourself high-maintenance, this is your signature scent. Continue reading “Fragrance Friday: Starring…! Fragrances Diva & Beauty” »
With all of the chatter about makeup and hair at Sassy Dove, we don’t talk much about fragrances. Don’t you olfactory addicts worry – we’re finally showing some perfume love by instituting Fragrance Fridays to feature our fragrances of choice. Enjoy!
Described as a “cocktail of pink fruits and vanilla,” Vera Wang Princess is one of my favorite scents. Given to me as a Christmas gift, I fell in love with the girly (if slightly out-of-season) aroma. The smell is sweet and great for everyday wear, on a fun day date, or a bachelorette party. And now there’s a clothing line to boot!
This beautiful blend contains water lily, mandarin meringue, and ripe pink guava mixed with Tahitian flowers, making it perfect for summer or a tropical winter vacation.
Vera Wang Princess is available in the 1.7oz size for $50 and the 3.4oz size for $66 at FragranceX.
I rarely review skincare products – I’m ashamed to admit I’m instinctively more interested in the BandAid makeup provides for my skin problems – but this one was too good to miss. I’d run out of powder (my Victoria’s Secret Finishing Powder finally bit the dust) and I noticed the coupon could be used online, so I snagged the powder at Ulta and this stuff.
Now I have a rather embarrassing confession to make. I’ve had the most disgusting collection of blackheads in the pores in my nose since… …wait for it… …the SIXTH GRADE.
So by now you’ve all figured out that the Sassy Dove is not remotely rich. If she were, we’d probably be reviewing Creme de la Mer. But alas, my paltry wages have me resorting to drugstore products on the reg. So when I was at the dreaded Wal-Mart picking up yet another 20 lb. bag of cat food (I swear to God I don’t know where they put it all) and saw the Freeman Pineapple Facial Enzyme Mask, I was reminded of the advice I’ve gotten during spa facials.
I have combination skin and my pores clog up like a GoDaddy server after a DDoS attack, so facialists (or “estheticians”, if I paid a lot) are always recommending I use products with fruit enzymes and AHAs to break down the built-up sludge I’ve got in my pores. These ingredients for the price – how could I resist? The mask’s application time is a little long – 10 minutes, to be exact. I massaged it on as they recommended, and waited.
I’m always looking for a great facial cleanser, and Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser does the trick in twenty different ways. It fights blemishes better than its Neutrogena or Clean and Clear counterparts, and the tingling icy feeling on your face is amazing. (As I’ve said before, I love products that feellike they’re doing something.) I pop this baby out right when I wake up in the morning, and it energizes and invigorates me.