EDITORS PICKS SPRING 2017


BOND NO. 9 NOLITA
This exciting new fragrance from Bond No.9 ticks all the boxes for a fresh step into spring. Nolita being an abbreviation for what used to be known as North of Little Italy has since become a bright neighborhood filled with vibrant energy. The fragrance itself has that vitality with crisp tangerine notes gently settling into a harmonious sandalwood. It’s the perfect way to start a spring day.

MAKEUP GEEK SHOWSTOPPER CRÈME STAIN “MAMBO”
A vegan and cruelty free brand of makeup came across my desk recently, just at the point I was heading out the door and rummaging around for a lip stick. The Packaging caught my attention, “Mambo” was the shade and I must admit – it looks fabulous on my paler skin. It certainly has staying power and it went on smoothly, the only note is I think I would wear a lip balm with it. I think I might keep this on my desk!

CHANTECAILLE ROSE DE MAI BODY OIL
Not one to heavily use facial or body oils, I am a fan of the Chantecaille Rose de Mai collection and it was only fair to try the latest product launch. Forget about the days of oiliness, this is so light and airy, it almost instantly soaks into the skin on application. Not only does it smell heavenly but it left my skin silky smooth, you can officially call me a convert.

MERLE NORMAN ANTI AGING COMPLEX EYE CREAM
This new eye cream from Merle Norman boasts a rich group of ingredients that tackle each eye contour issue with exact precision. Antarticine, a marine protein ingredient protects and plumps, Hydresia offers superior hydration while the Exclusive Triple Complex tackles inflammation and aging. Overall this worked really well and I definitely noticed a brighter, smoother eye area.

MARC JACOBS DEW DROPS COCONUT GEL HIGHLIGHTER
Multi-talented makeup is something that always grabs my attention, the fact this particular product is presented in a futuristic pill like dispenser really peeked my interest.  Firstly, I love the sweet scent of coconut, add to that a lightweight liquid that glides over the skin effortlessly leaving an ethereal dewy glow and I already love it. However, it does so much more, like hydrate, nourish and condition your skin. Mix it with your favorite base or foundation or wear it alone, you’ll love the radiant complexion.

FILORGA HYDRA FILLER PRO-YOUTH BOOSTING MOISTURIZER
You’ll often find moisturizers that offer all sorts of other benefits but when you buy them you find they don’t actually moisturize very well – it’s a common problem, but you won’t get that with this cream. Although this is not a new launch, it is new to me and it seriously moisturizes. The Hyaluronic acid triplex boosts a heavy hydration which in turn helps to fill out the fine lines and leave the skin looking fresh and replenished.

GIVENCHY PRISME LIBRE TRAVEL MAT FINISH RADIANCE LOOSE POWDER
Absolutely loving this little addition from Givenchy! The Mousseline Pastel shade is a fabulous corrector and the powder is so infinitely light and airy that you get a perfectly radiant finish. Although it is a matte finish you’ll still notice more even skin tone with a natural luminosity.

You’ll often find moisturizers that offer all sorts of other benefits but when you buy them you find they don’t actually moisturize very well – it’s a common problem, but you won’t get that with this cream.

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