Beauty, Fragrance, Health, Makeup, Serums, Skin

Hooray for Boobies!

I have them. I love them. I’m terrified of having babies because I love them so much. I don’t know what I would do if they were taken away by cancer. Yes, I’m vain. Deal with it.

October is the national Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this is a post about some really awesome beauty products you should buy to stay pretty, but also help with the research quest in the elimination of the pesky little shit that invades chests and makes people sick.

There are lots of them I recommend. You know I wouldn’t share anything I wouldn’t personally slather myself with …

MITOQ Bottle & Box

MitoQ is part of my nightly ritual. This stuff is science: “the¬†only topical cream proven to deliver ingredients deep down to mitochondria at levels shown to have an immense effect in rejuvenating the cells, encouraging the natural production of collagen and elastin and leaving skin looking radiant with a lit-from-within glow.”¬†If you buy MitoQ any time this month, they¬†will donate¬†15% of net proceeds¬†to¬†one of the leading national education and support organizations, the¬†National¬†Breast¬†Cancer¬†Foundation (NBCF).

Aromessence Rose d'Orient

DECL√ČOR Aromatherapy Coffrets¬†¬†are a spectacularly amazing day serum and night ¬†balm set in an eco-friendly bamboo case. There are 5 different skin types to choose from and for the 7th year in a row¬†DECL√ČOR will donate proceeds to¬†Cancer¬†and Careers, a program of CEW Foundation.¬†

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PUR Attitude¬†offers beauty products with zero chemicals that could lead to cancer to begin with, so they are¬†offering¬†50% of net sales¬†for the brand’s¬†3-Piece Skin Essentials Kit [moisturizer, face wash and eye cream]¬†and the¬†Fountain of Youth¬†[anti-aging serum]¬†to the National¬†Breast¬†Cancer¬†Foundation (NBCF) during the month of¬†October.

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Bright Future Eye Shadow Compact by Jane Iredale is¬†an adorable mirrored compact featuring five eye shadow shades and a travel-sized eye shadow brush, adorned with a rose-colored Swarovski¬ģ Crystal.¬†One hundred percent of profits (not just proceeds!)¬†will be donated to LBBC all year round. These colours are practically universal and would be a great gift for the holidays as well.

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FragranceNet.com will donate 15 percent of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation¬†¬†if you buy anything from the “pink boutique”. These are some of the sample fragrances though you can find other beauty products on the site like hairspray, sea salts, massage oils, shower gels, etc.

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Film to keep an eye out for: BEAUTY AND THE BREAST gives viewers a behind the scenes look at nine female survivors coping with the harsh realities of breast cancer as they aim to demystify the disease and blossom in the face of adversity. Get ready to cry and rejoice.

Hooray for boobies.

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Dior, Fragrance, Men

That Dior Man Smell | Cette Odeur Homme Dior

The way to describe this scent by my beloved Dior is natural elegance.

This potion was first introduced in 1966 and has since had a bit of an overhaul to keep up with today’s boys. Although I don’t believe there is a boy out there who wouldn’t want to smell as manly as this.

Crisp citrus, amber and Bergamot are some of the tones and, boy, do they leave a mark. One of these days when I’m dressed in a tux – you’ll take a whiff of me in nothing but this deliciousness.

The best part? It’s shaped like a couture flask. I mean, really – how is there anything about this that’s not sexy? Impossible.

Are you man enough?

*Available now!

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Dior, Fragrance

I smell Dior. | Je sens Dior.

OK OK, so we all know I’m in love with the new Dior Summer Mix collection by now, but this is only the tip of my love iceberg.

Behold my new obsession…

Also out this summer, this new addition to Dior’s exclusive “La Collection Priv√©e” fragrances, is a bottle full of witchcraft.

Direct from Dior:

“Oud Ispahan recreates Mr. Dior’s dreams of the Orient through a striking Rose Oud Amber accord. Created by Dior Perfumer-Creator Francois Demachy, this universal scent features top notes of Labdanum Absolute, middle notes of Patchouli Essence from Indonesia and bottom notes of Oud Essence from Laos, Rose Essence from Turkey and Sandalwood Essence from New-Caledonia for a warm, spicy reinterpretation of Eastern locales.”

Basically, I want to bathe in it. All these years I’ve been wearing Patchouli oil and wishing a that there was something better than the couple of [wannabe] sprays I have found. But this, this delicacy is for the likes of grown up hippy fashionistas. Or women who want to smell like mystery.

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Another new summer friend is…

Direct from Dior:

“Grand Bal elegantly embodies the exhilaration of a summer night, lingering until the first glimmers of dawn. Like the most beautiful dress, its radiant composition – led by Grasse Jasmine – was created by Dior Creator-Perfumer Francois Demacnhy. ‘Grand Bal is an echo of Christian Dior’s grand ball gowns, whose volume and beauty recall the blossoming petals of a flower,’ says Demachy.

Grand Bal features top notes of Jasmine, derived from the exclusive harvests of the Domaine de Manon for the House of Dior, middle notes of Mayotte Ylang Ylang and Tunisian Orange Blossom Absolute and base notes of New Caledonia Sandalwood Essence and sweet musk.”

This fragrance is definitely decadent. My every day clothes are no match for the richness of the flavours in this perfume. Makes me want to dress up and walk a red carpet.

Can you wait another month?

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