Monday, June 25, 2018

Newport Flower Shower 2018

Tiny cottages with incredible flower beds dotted the front lawn of Rosecliff this weekend, while spectacular floral arrangements decorated the outside and inside of the mansion. Scattered showers tapered off on Saturday and it was a wonderful afternoon at the event. Bold colors, the fragrance of bouquets, and flower after flower, one more beautiful than the next.

Here are some photos from the Flower Show.

The Velvet Road

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Elemis - Superfood Facial Wash

No wonder Elemis is an award-winning no1 luxury British skincare brand. Every time I use the brand it feels like a day at the spa. This is a high end, quality skincare and every item in the line is a pleasure to experience. The Super Food Facial Wash is a nourishing, nutrient dense gel cleanser. It deep cleans skin for a radiant, outdoor-fresh glow.

Supergreen Complex of Wheatgrass, Kale, Nettle and minerals are combined to leave the complexion looking luminous. Superfood lipids, Broccoli Seed, Avocado and Pumpkin Seed oils, are combined with an active, sugar-derived Pre-Biotic helps to maintain a healthy balance in the skin's microflora.
Dull looking skin is replaced by a radiant and fresh complexion.

This goes for $25 for 150ml. To find out more about this product, or to order, please go to:

Elemis products are available to purchase and used at the Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

It smells wonderful, has a nice smooth lather and rinses off easily. My skin feels wonderful and nicely moisturized afterwards. I try tons of skincare brands and this always ranks on top. I love Elemis and would recommend trying it out if your looking for a skincare program. When my friends ask who they should try, this is my go to.

Thanks Elemis for sending this over!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Doctor Lip Bang's - Lip Balm

These crazy fun lip balms are 100% natural but they will leave your lips buzzing. 👄 Your lips literally tingle a few minutes after applying. It's super powerful, ultra moisturizing, and it's made with essential oils and great for girls and boys. It almost feels like a lip plumper but it's not. The mixed concoction of essential oils actually creates the a strong tingly sensation - and you will definitely feel it! Doctor Lip Bang uses the best healthy ingredients like beeswax, sweet almond oil, & cinnamon oil.

The regular Lip Freak balm comes in 8 great flavors:
  • Berry Sinister
  • Sin-o-Mint
  • Bubble Trouble
  • Atomic Cherry
  • Clockwerk Orange
  • CoCo-LoCo Mint
  • Butter Rum Rage
  • Sonic Cinnabun
  • Psycho Punch
  • Gingerhead Man

Tinted balm is also an option and 4 colors are available:
  • Nude Attitude (natural care-free look)
  • Sweet Villian (brazen berry)
  • Pinky Swear (bold rosy shade)
  • Bleeding Heart (dramatic brick color)

Cruelty free, vegan, & gluten-free. These balms are priced around $7.99 each and they can be found at retailers like Ulta Beauty, Charming Charlie, CVS, Hot Topic, & Lucky Vitamin to name a few. To find out more about Doctor Lip Bang's balm and where to pick them up, please go to:

A portion of all proceeds of sales is donated charity. 💓

Thanks Doctor Lip Bang for sending these lip buzzers over!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Proenza Schouler Launches Arizona Eau de Parfum

Find your Arizona state of mind in an innovative fragrance of living cactus flower and creamy orris accord with afternotes of jasmine, orange blossom, solar accord, musk, and cashmeran. An Article in Harper's Bazaar 2018 called it the "Perfume of the Year" and the designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez "worked hard to make sure you could smell the sun in each mist; it's the bottled essence of daytime in the dessert".

The scent was inspired when the two designers lost cell phone service in Grand Canyon. They tuned out and tuned in and found inspiration in their surroundings. Even the bottle they chose was inspired by local crystal shops. Curvature of geodes and canyon crags helped create the imperfectures of the bottle itself. It has ridges and soft edges, it's not a bottle with clean cut lines. It has character.

The scent is nice and not overpowering and it's different than most of the other perfumes I have smelled. I like it and would recommend checking it out if you are into new scents that are not main stream.

Get in touch with your core elements and try out Arizona. The have a 3oz option for $130 or 1.7oz for $100.  To find out more about the fragrance or to order, please go to:

Saks Fifth Ave also carries the perfume.

Thanks Proenza Schouler for sending over some Arizona!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

ColorProof Haircare - Baobab Heal & Repair

The Baobab (bay-O-bab) tree looks like a tree that would be in a twisted Dali painting, or a tree out of Jurassic Park. It's been around for millions of years and only found in a few places like Africa, Madagascar, Arabia, and Australia. It is known as the "tree of life". ColorProof has taken the fruit of this tree and used it to create a special heal & repair formula.

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Baobab Trees (Photo Cred: Robert Harding Images)
Powered by the African superfruit, Baobab known for it's essential life-giving, fortifying nutrition, this formula is said to dramatically increase tensile strength and elasticity, radically repair and deliver hair health. Plus, it offers maximum color protection to extend and protect those hair dyes and foils.

The Shampoo and Conditioner go for $50 each for 8.5oz. Great lather and smell on shampoo. The conditioner was nice but not as nice as the shampoo. But overall, a good combo together.

 They also offer a Leave-In treatment that goes for $39 for 5.1 oz to rehydrate & repair the most damaged of hair.

I also tried out the PureRelease Instant Detangle since my hair is prone to knots and tangles. It goes for $27 for 8.5 oz and it's great at releasing tangles to prevent breakage. It reduces drying time, minimizes static, and provides heat protection. Great for beach/pool hair. It smells great and I was happy with the detangler.

PowderFix Instant Volume & Instant Detangle
The Powderfix Instant Volume Texture Powder Spray goes for $25 for .4oz and it's like a clingy hair powder that adds texture and provides volume and lift.

ColorProof can only be found at select salons, and there are a number of them throughout Connecticut that carry the brand. You can find out where here:

Thanks ColorProof for sending these over.