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3 minutes agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

New at escentual (UK): Atelier Flou line, Eight & Bob line.New at indiescents: Aroma M Geisha Vanilla Hinoki.New at nordstrom: Parfums de Marly Athalia, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Capri editions.New at selfridges (UK): Atelier des Ors line.New at thebodyshop-usa: British Rose.

I Profumi di Firenze La Notte di Angelica ~ new fragrance

3 minutes agoBeauty / Perfume : Now Smell This

Italian niche brand i Profumi di Firenze has launched La Notte di Angelica, a new chypre perfume for women...

Does Too Faced Shadow Insurance Really Work?

I have been cursed with an annoying curse — oily eyelids. This basically makes it impossible for my eye shadows to look the same at the end of the day as they look when I put them on, and who wants to spend precious time blending away...Show More Summary

This Rosewater Face Mist Is the Genius New Way to Self Tan

It's perfectly natural to be wary of self-tanner - especially if you're pale. One false move and you could transform from porcelain goddess to uncomfortably Oompa-Loompa. Even worse, faux tans last for days, so once you're orange, you're stuck that way. Luckily, bronzing products have seriously evolved in the past few years. Show More Summary

Swap Out Your Closet With Swap.com

Are you tired of your old clothes and looking for an affordable way to get some new ones? Try consignment though Swap.com! It is a fun and profitable way to switch things up! Swap.com started from a simple idea: Take items that people no longer have use for and help them trade for useful items, or [...] Swap Out Your Closet With Swap.com

Friday scent of the day 5/6

TGIF, everyone! Our community project for this week: wear a fragrance from Tom Ford, if you have one. If you don't, don't. Either way, don't forget to vote for the winner of the 2016 Prix Eau Faux! What fragrance did you pick? As always,...Show More Summary

Jean-Paul Guerlain to join new perfume house

Perfumer Jean-Paul Guerlain, who (mostly) retired from the Guerlain house in 2002 (and who was fined in 2012 for racist remarks made during an interview in 2010), will join French perfumery start-up My Exclusive Collection...

#PopNow Kenya Kinski-Jones

In the second of this video series (see #1 here), Kenya Kinski-Jones talks (vaguely) about animal rights in support of the new Stella McCartney Pop fragrance.

I treat myself to that freedom every day

I also think I’m very lucky because I don’t have to satisfy the concerns of the big companies. I can play, I can have fun and I can make very small amounts of a scent. Being tiny, you can afford to be brave! Very often perfumers are forced to work to a commercial brief and […]

Specific Instructions for Mother’s Day

I will tell you what moms want for Mother’s Day. I don’t want a spa treatment; I will do that on my own when I need it. Don’t try to buy me an expensive bag. Again, I can manage that myself and get the bag I actually want without pretending to like the one you got me and now can’t return and am stuck with in the wrong color that I’ll never wear. Show More Summary

Inspiration: Mothers

As Mother’s Day approaches (May 8th for all of those not on their game), I thought it rather fitting to take a look back at some of the most stylish, … The post Inspiration: Mothers appeared first on Beauty Banter.

Favorites: Lip Paints

Lip paint seems to be on the lips of every fashionista as of late. Not just painted on their pouts, but also spewing out of their mouths. After all, Kylie … The post Favorites: Lip Paints appeared first on Beauty Banter.

“Secret of Scent” Course with Me and Luca Turin

On October 20-24 I  will be giving a glimpse inside the world of perfumery during a 3-day science & art event in France. I will be joined by Luca Turin and together we will explain various aspects of smell, from the chemistry and neuroscience of olfaction to the art and culture of perfume. The event is part of the Science & Vacation program, […]

Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Palette & Lipsticks.

I finally have my hands on the Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eye Palette and Lipsticks and as promised, I have photos and thoughts on the new makeup collection. Teaming up with Disney for the movie that hits theaters later...Show More Summary

Bare With Me: Do You Wear Makeup at the Gym?

Health is something that often gets lumped in with beauty, and for a while I’d been toying around with the idea of joining a gym. I’ve done a number of home workouts, the most recent being the Beachbody series, and I had some mild success...Show More Summary

Mother’s Day

Perfume PosseMother’s Day Well, this Sunday is Mother’s Day. My mother has been dead for over two decades, so I will obviously not be shopping, just remembering. I can remember a gift that my siblings and I got together to give her one… Continue Reading ? Perfume PosseMother’s Day

Nina Ricci Fleur de Fleurs (Vintage Perfume)

I had no idea I wanted (needed!) a bottle of Fleur de Fleurs, a Nina Ricci perfume from 1980 (via Nigel Groom, second edition) until I actually had one. How did I miss this beauty? Fleur de Fleurs is a classic floral that would haveShow More Summary

How I Rock Pink Eyeshadow (A Collaboration With Adia and Anna)

Pink eyeshadow?! This was a first for me, and I have to say, I. AM. OBSESSED! I’ve used lots of rose tones on my eyes before, but never anything bright pink. I decided I was going to use a bright pink just as a transition shade, but then I got carried away experimenting, as I always do. Show More Summary

How a Tongue Piercing Fueled Ruby Rose's Obsession With Tattoos

When I found out that I'd be interviewing Ruby Rose about her partnership with Urban Decay, I immediately felt butterflies. No matter what your gender identity or sexual preference is, it's hard to deny that the androgynous DJ, model, and actress is supremely hot - with a sexy Australian accent to boot. Show More Summary

How I Rock Pink Eyeshadow (A Collaboration With Jen and Anna)

I may have mentioned this once or twice before (or three times or four), but I absolutely love pink makeup. I think pink is a great way to wear subtle color, and since I’ve never met a pink eyeshadow I don’t like, I thought it wouldShow More Summary

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