Fragrance always seems top of mind around Valentine’s Day. So, I figured, why not give away a scent I love and that’s made in my backyard, Chicago.
Tru Blooms Chicago is a fresh floral. It’s no surprise it smells like a garden because it’s made with notes of rose, lavender, white oriental lily and violet that have been taken from local Chicago gardens. The overall effect is not too heavy, not too sweet but a light, crisp aroma anyone can wear day or night.
I’m giving 2 people the chance to win a bottle ($65).
To enter to win this givaway, comment on this post, like thebeautygirl.com on facebook or follow me on twitter and RT the message. Good luck!
Plus, I’ve got an exclusive discount just for The Beauty Girl readers. Get 20% off the Tru Blooms website by entering the code “BeautyGirl” at checkout
. Offer ends on Feb. 14h. Happy Shopping!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
We’ve answered the question before, “Are these products too good to be true
?” Now it begs to be asked again with Wrangler’s new ‘Spa Jean,’ which claims to fight cellulite!
The denim brand’s new Spa line is designed with moisturizing ingredients like Olive Extract and Aloe Vera. Included in the collection is the much talked about Smooth Leg Jean that claims to fight cellulite with “caffeine, retinol and algae” packed right into the denim itself! This style was “clinically tested by the Institut Adriant in France, where after four weeks of wearing the jeans for eight hours a day, five days a week over six weeks, 69 per cent of the panel claimed that the appearance of their thighs had improved.” At $136 a pair, the style will be available on ASOS.com starting January 28. Truth be told, even if some cellulite lingers after wearing these jeans, if a little added moisturizer can make wiggling into my favorite pair of denim that much easier, I am not complaining.
posted by Elizabeth
Next time you’re picking up toilet paper, take a ganders into the haircare aisle. Suave’s new line of shampoos and conditioners with Moroccan argan oil is a great buy — $3 for a bottle of shampoo! This isn’t a new ingredient. I’ve praised argan oil
before for its moisturizing properties. However, you can’t beat this price. Most important, the formula delivers. I washed my locks with the Shine Shampoo and Conditioner, and it gave my hair noticeable shine and softness.
From Lea Michelle’s glowy skin to Jessica Alba’s vibrant lips, we’ve got the details behind the best beauty looks of the night.
Lea Michelle’s ‘goddess’ glow:
1. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #8 and # 6 ($59.00 each)
2. For cheeks, blend L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift, Blush Pink Lift and Nude Lift, ($12.95)
3. We were drooling over Lea’s skin, which glowed on stage. Her makeup artist Melanie Ingelssis dusted on YSL’s Terre Saharienne Bronzing Powder in Golden Sand ($50.00)
TAGS 2013 Golden Globes, Awards Show, celebrity beauty looks, fishtail braid, golden globes, hair, Jessica Chastain, jessica-alba, Lea Michelle, Lucy Lui, makeup, Rachel Weisz, Star Beauty
Our sense of smell shapes our memories, experiences, and perceptions of the world. Not only what we smell, but what we smell like ourselves is a significant part of our personal identity. My best friend has worn Thierry Mugler Alien for years, and I will forever associate the scent with our friendship and happiness. But what if you went on a date with a guy whose scent you couldn’t stand? Maybe not even a matter of cologne, it’s just his natural body odor. For many, that’d be a deal breaker.
Enter the new frontier in dating: pheromone parties. Here’s the scoop: guests are asked to sleep in a t-shirt for three consecutive nights. After the third night, they freeze the shirt in a Ziploc bag to “lock in” the scent. Then, at the party, bags are marked male or female and guests go around smelling the bags. At the end of the night, guests pick the bag that they find smells most attractive, and they meet the person behind the scent. Crazy! Seems like an all-together kooky idea, but we think they’re on to something. If scent shapes our perceptions of one another so significantly, then pheromone parties seem, well, logical.
Maybe sniff testing isn’t on your calendar this Valentine’s Day, but you can still play around with fragrance to make yourself a hot commodity. Here are a few date-night fragrances that we find magnetic:
Just like everyone else, The Beauty Girl has waved good bye to 2012 and said a big hello to 2013! Before we shut the books completely on the past, here at The Beauty Girl we have selected the top twelve posts of 2012 for you to revisit and perhaps even carry into the New Year! What trends will survive? Only time will tell. But here’s a look at the stories that made our 2012, and yours, one to remember.
posted by Elizabeth
January: Mixed Chicks hair products
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We appreciate a good haircare line when we find one.
Foundation is arguably the hardest makeup product to shop for. From textures, to finishes, to brands and shades, it’s hard to find the right match.
Luckily, Prescriptives has made the process easier with the launch of their “Custom Blend Live Video Chat.” The best part is that it’s all done from the comfort of your home. We wanted to see if it really works so we gave it a try. We wondered how we could effectively be “fit” for a foundation through a computer screen and were pleasantly surprised. Here’s what happens: Read More