Beauty


Escada Fiesta Carioca eau de toilette

escada fiesta carioca eau de toillette review

Pictured: fragrance c/o Escada . Escada Fiesta Carioca eau de toilette limited edition perfume celebrating 25 years of summer editions.

Every summer, for the past 25 years, Escada has released a fabulous summer fragrance which celebrates the Joie de Vivre of the summer season.  This year’s fruity floral by Escada celebrates everything fabulous about summer, and it will make you feel like dancing with a flower in your hair. Love!

Escada Fiesta Carioca EDT starts off with a sweet fruity scent. Below the fruity fragrance you will get wrapped up in a bouquet of warm florals which are fresh and crisp. The combination of Passion Fruit on top and Orange Flower in the heart of the fragrance is genius. It makes for an uplifting fragrance experience which will literally make you want to dance, and celebrate summer. The end of the fragrance experience offers a smooth woody base which balances out the fruity floral notes. Love!

Top notes: Passion Fruit, Red Raspberry, Violet Leaves

Middles notes: Passion Flower, Orange Flower, Jasmine

Base notes: Cedarwood, Musk

Escada Fiesta Carioca EDT is a beautiful fruity floral scent which is easy to wear in the evening, and on the weekends. This is also the perfect scent to wear while on vacation; or if you just feel like you want to pretend you are on vacation. It definitely evokes a feeling of being beach-side, surrounded by a soiree decorated with flowers, and serving fresh fruit. Whoo-hoo!

I am so sad this is a limited edition scent! When my bottle runs out, I think I will be lost. This is such a beautiful fragrance for summer; I cannot imagine wearing another scent. It captures the essence of the summer season and everything that makes the combination of vacation and warm weather fabulous.

You can find Escada Fiesta Carioca EDT online here. Remember, it is limited edition, so snap up your bottle quickly!


Gucci Swan nail polish spring 2017 review

gucci swan nail polish spring 2017

Gucci Swan nail polish for spring 2017

Gucci Swan is the hot new nail color from Gucci for the spring 2017 season. When I first spotted Swan by Gucci, I thought it was going to be a pale baby blue nail polish. Instead, it acts more like a nude with a blue-grey tinge. It is quite fabulous!

This is not an usual nail color. It is rather unusual. With the blue-grey tinge to a pale polish, this color plays well with spring’s color palette, making it both unique, and easy to wear. Love that!

I tested Gucci Swan nail polish for spring 2017 with one base coat, and two coats of colors. If you want more color saturation, you can apply three coats of color. The first coat looks sheer, it starts to show color in the second coat.

As with other nail polish colors by Gucci, Swan is long-lasting and chip resistant. This is always key when you live a busy lifestyle and don’t have time to constantly re-do your mani.

I’m looking forward to wearing Gucci Swan nail polish for spring 2017 both on my hands and on my feet. This will be a really pretty toe nail color in the summer months when feet start to tan, and toes are always being shown off in sandals. Instead of basic white or nude for toes, Gucci Swan nail polish will add a special and unique hue to feet. Love that!

What do you think of Gucci Swan nail polish for spring 2017? I am in love with this color and cannot wait to wear it more; especially on my toes as the spring weather warms up, and also as we move into the summer months.

This is a great nail color to own for the warm weather seasons. You can find Gucci Swan nail polish for spring 2017 online here.

gucci spring 2017 nail polish


Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask review

perricone md cocoa moisture mask review

Pictured: Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask c/o / Perricone MD Chloro Plasma c/o

The Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask is just what my skin needed! Let’s roll back a minute to a time before I had three children. Back then, it was easy for me to go to the spa and get my monthly facial; just like Mom taught me to do. After I had my first child, I was able to go to the spa sometimes, but not monthly like before I had my first baby. Once my second daughter was born, that was it! No more time for facials. Sigh.

Since I cannot make it to the spa on a regular basis, or shall we say more then once per decade, I need to take care of my skin at home when I can squeeze out some time. A mask is ideal for me since it can cleanse and firm my skin; which is what happens in a regular facial. The Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask is so special. Not only is it Phthalate-free, sulfate-free, and paraben-free, it is made right here in the USA. Love that!

My skin is considered combination skin. I have oily skin, but I also have dry skin. This can pose a challenge in my skin care routine! Thankfully the Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask is deeply hydrating while it firms my skin. In addition, it cleanses my skin, which helps with blemishes. Love that!

In addition to needing to use a mask, my skin has some large pores. I have larger pores around my nose and on my cheeks. I have to admit, it does not look very nice! So I was very thankful to see Perricone MD include their fabulous Chloro Plasma mask in the box containing the mask. This is just what my pores needed! How did they know?

The Perricone MD Chloro Plasma mask is a great mask to use in conjunction with the Cocoa Moisture Mask. I don’t use them on the same day, I alternate weeks. I love Perricone MD’s Chloro Plasma mask because it has successfully minimized my pores around my nose, and on my cheeks. In addition, it leaves my skin squeaky clean. Love that!

So if you are looking for some at-home spa time, these two masks by Perricone MD are fabulous! You can find Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask online here, and the Perricone MD Chloro Plasma mask can be found online here. Love!