Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Elizabeth Arden Summer Beauty

Elizabeth Arden products have been making women feel beautiful since the early 1900's. She was the first to introduce eye make up to the women of America. By 1929, Florence Nightingale Graham (aka Elizabeth Arden) owned 150 salons across the U.S. and Europe. Elizabeth Arden had over 1,000 luxury products being sold in 22 countries. She was the sole proprietor, and at the peak of her career, she was one of the wealthiest women in the world.

Early this year, Elizabeth Arden announced that Reese Witherspoon would be the new face of the brand. Reese stated, "One of the first things that drew me to the brand was its rich heritage and history of supporting women. As one of the first female entrepreneurs, Elizabeth Arden paved the way for women like me."

Elizabeth Arden was kind enough to send over a few summer essentials and I could not be more excited to check them out! Let's start with White Tea Eau de Toilette Spray.

It's a musky-wood floral with top notes of mandarin, clary sage, sea breeze accord, and fresh Japanese white fern. It's fresh and light and it's a perfect Summer scent to spray on after a cool shower.

The perfume comes in lovely white bottle with a square top that's easily removed and in various sizes: 1.0 FL OZ ($24), 1.7 FL OZ ($37), or 3.3 FL OZ ($49). I found it was too strong for me if I sprayed it directly on my skin, but I was totally fine with it when I did the spritz run through.

Next up are the Sheer Kiss Lip Oils. They are being featured in this months Glamour Magazine as NOT YOUR AVERAGE LIPSTICK - Replace your basic bullet with next-generation metallics and balms

These lightweight lip colors are packed with five precious oils that offer hydrating benefits. Six great colors to pick from and they go for $19.50 each.

The packaging is super cute, butttt application is hard because the lip oil comes out of a little hole and there is no way to really direct it and get even coverage. So, you basically need to use a Qtip, your finger, or rub the plastic hole back and forth over your lips in hopes your aim is good. Nice stains, and they feel good on my lips.

Lastly, we tried two items from the Prevage City Smart Collection. The Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask (2.5 FL OZ $78) is great at lifting and removing impurities. The detox mask also resurfaces skin and enhances its natural detoxification system. It feels nice and cool upon application, then it dries up nicely once the 20 minute wait is over. I was able to peel it off in a few pieces. I could see the impurities on the mask as I peeled it off. My skin feels good and my pores are clean, but for almost $80 I was hoping for more miracle results.

The City Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Hydrating Shield (1.34 FL OZ $68) is working to keep skin looking younger and brighter. It combines pollution and UV protection to strengthen skin. It has a nice dispenser to pump the cream out onto your finger for application. They call it sheer, but there is a tint to the cream but it's quickly absorbed. Not scented.

To find out more about Elizabeth Arden, and to order any of these products, please go to:

Thanks Elizabeth Arden!