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Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Magnetic edp review

lacoste eau de lacoste l.12.12 pour elle magnetic edp review

Pictured: Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Magnetic edp c/o Lacoste

Lacoste has introduced a fabulous new fragrance for the spring 2017 season; Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Magnetic edp. This pretty scent is both feminine and athletic; reminiscent of Lacoste tennis apparel. Love that!

In the spring season, I am always looking for a fragrance which is floral, warm, and ideal for moderate weather. I love Lacoste’s new Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Magentic edp because it offers a floral fragrance experience with slight spice from the Patchouli, and a smooth, warm base from the Vanilla Accord. Love!

Top Notes: Pretty lady Flower

Middle Notes: Violet Leave Absolute, jasmine

Base Notes: Vanilla Accord, Patchouli

 If you love florals, Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Magnetic edp is a fabulous spicy floral for your fragrance wardrobe. It has moderate strength, making it easy to wear daily, or in the evening. It is not too strong, so you can easily wear it in tight quarters such as the office or a theater.

I am looking forward to wearing Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Magnetic edp throughout the spring season, as well as into the summer season. It is a pretty floral to wear in both moderate to warm weather. Love that!

Also, this is a great fragrance to keep in mind for Mother’s Day. If you are looking for the perfect gift for Mom, this is a great gift!!!

Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Magnetic edp can be found online here or here.


Chanel nail polish Act II for spring 2017

spring 2017 chanel nail polish

Chanel nail polish for late spring 2017 from left to right: Chanel Emblematique nail polish, Chanel Tulle nail polish, Chanel Androgyne nail polish and my favorite from the collection, Chanel Washed Denim nail polish

Chanel nail polish has released their second spring 2017 nail polish for the season. As with the second release of Chanel handbags in a given season, let’s refer to this late spring 2017 release as “Act II.”

The new spring 2017 nail polish collection from Chanel has four brand new longwear colors for the warm weather season. There is a vampy, chocolate brown hue named “Androgyne,” a playful red named ” Emblematique,” a classic and vivid pink named “Tulle,” and my favorite shade from the collection, “Washed Denim.”

All four of Chanel’s late spring 2017 nail polish colors are limited edition, and are made with the iconic design house’s longwear nail color formula.

Chanel Washed Denim nail polish spring 2017

chanel washed denim spring 2017 nail polish

Well I had to start with my favorite! Chanel Washed Denim nail polish for spring 2017 is a fabulous slate blue hue. This is a slight twist on the season’s grey nail polish trend. If grey is too dreary for you, Washed Denim by Chanel is the color you are seeking! This is a great alternative to grey, yet it is still considered part of the grey color family. Love that!

I used one base coat, two coats of color, and no top coat. Washed Denim is a cream nail polish and it glides on evenly; no streaks! Since it is a grey-ish color, and grey is a neutral, Chanel Washed Denim nail polish is an easy color to wear for spring 2017. It plays well with the various color palettes of the season. Love!

Chanel Emblematique nail polish spring 2017

chanel emblematique nail polish spring 2017

If you are a classic red nail polish kind of gal, Chanel Emblematique nail polish for spring 2017 is your hue! There is a slight orange-red tinge to this polish, yet it does not look overly orange; it is quite red. This is a playful red which is a few shades darker than cherry. It could easily be worn in the fall or winter season; it is that type of red. I am wearing it with one base coat and two coats of color, no top coat. Emblematique by Chanel is a cream nail polish and it applies evenly without streaking. Very fabulous and chic! Love!

Chanel Androgyne nail polish spring 2017

chanel androgyne spring 2017 nail polish

Chanel Androgyne nail polish for spring 2017 is a deep, dark, chocolate brown. How autumnal! Yes, this is traditionally a fall color, but Chanel has inserted it into their late spring 2017 nail polish collection, and it is fabulous. If you are seeking something which goes against the norm, this is your nail polish for spring.

I tested out Chanel Androgyne nail polish for spring 2017 with one base coat, two coats of color and no top coat. This too is a cream nail polish which does not streak. It offers a solid finish with high shine. This is my second favorite color of the collection. I am kind of obsessed with it! Since brown is a neutral, this is an easy nail polish to wear with any ensemble. Love!

Chanel Tulle nail polish spring 2017

chanel tulle nail polish spring 2017

Chanel Tulle is a traditional spring pink nail polish. Tulle by Chanel is vivid and bright, making it a fun pink to wear this spring season. This is definitely the most classic color from Chanel’s Act II spring 2017 nail polish collection. It is also a great pink to have in one’s nail polish wardrobe. I am wearing it with one base coat and two coats of color. This is a cream nail polish and it does not streak. Love this pink!

So what do you think of this second spring 2017 nail polish collection by Chanel? Do you like the colors? I love this collection because it is more unexpected than other Chanel collections from recent seasons. While Chanel Tulle offers a classic spring pink hue, the other three colors are either edgy, or pulled from other seasons.

Chanel Washed Denim nail polish is going to be my go-to for the rest of the spring 2017 season. I really love the blue-grey hue. It is on trend, edgy, yet neutral. Love that! When I want to mix things up, I am going to reach for Chanel Androgyne. This chocolate brown hue is unexpected for the spring season, making it a fun and edgy alternative to spring 2017’s grey nail polish trend. Lastly, if I need to look classic for spring, Chanel Tulle will be my go-to. It is a nice, vivid pink; perfect for feminine and classic ensembles. For me, Chanel Emblematique nail polish is a special occasion color. I don’t wear red on a daily basis, but I love how it looks with cocktail attire, or gala gowns.

Which color is your favorite? You can find Chanel nail polish late spring 2017 online here.


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair skin care collection review

estee lauder night repair skin care review

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair collection c/o Estee Lauder from left: Advanced Night Repair mask / Advanced Eye Repair eye mask / Advanced Night Repair eye / Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II / Advanced Night Micro-Cleansing Balm / Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam / Advanced Night Repair Intense Recovery Ampoules

Estee Lauder skin care is something I grew up with. As a small child, I have fond memories of my Mother bringing me to the Estee Lauder counter to purchase cosmetics and skin care. It was always her favorite beauty brand; and decades later, it still is! When I opened the box containing the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair collection, she gasped and asked if she could have it. Sorry Mom, this collection is for me!

I am an extremely busy Mother of three energetic, and involved children. My kids play music, sports and are active in scouting. In addition to managing my children’s schedules and activities, I have my own work and activities to manage. It can be a bit much. The activities and overall stress I face each day take a huge toll on my skin. We really do wear our stress on our faces. When Estee Lauder sent me their fabulous Advanced Night Repair skin care system, I was extremely thrilled. This is exactly what my stressed-out face needs!

There are several amazing products in the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair skin care collection. Each product works in it’s own special way to cleanse, and repair skin while we sleep. The Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam is ideal to use on a nightly basis to wash off makeup, and all the pollution, and dirt our skin captures during the day. I love how soft and clean my skin is after using it.

The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro-Cleansing Balm is also a fabulous way to clean skin at night. I have been using it when I wear foundation, or feel like I need a little extra cleansing that night. Both cleansers are perfect for everyday use, the difference I noticed was in the consistency. I tend to prefer a foam cleanser, which is why I have found myself reaching for the foam nightly, but if you prefer a silkier consistency in your cleanser, then the balm will be your go-to nighttime cleanser from the collection.

After cleaning my skin, I have been using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair eye and the Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II on my skin nightly. These two products have really made a difference in brightening up my skin and overall complexion. Love!

When it comes to masks, I don’t have a lot of time, so I have used the masks once every other week. They do a fabulous job of refining my skin and smoothing it out.  I have been using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intense Recovery Ampoules twice per week, and have enjoyed excellent results.

I have been using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair skin care system for one month now, and I have noticed a huge difference in my overall skin tone. My skin is cleaner, more clear, softer, and fresher. The stress I feel is no longer showing in my skin. Love that!

The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair skin care system is absolutely amazing! I highly recommend integrating these products into your night skin care routine. You can find the collection online here.

*thank you Estee Lauder for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own