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Holiday Gift Ideas from Guerlain

December 18, 2023

Holiday Gift Ideas from Guerlain

We have one week before Christmas and I am so excited to share a look at some exquisite last minute gift ideas from Guerlain. They sent over a few things to try, all of which I think would make an exceptionally beautiful gift whether you’re looking to treat yourself or a perfume lover. I’ve ordered several things from Guerlain in the past year, and they always come beautifully boxed and wrapped.

For last minute gifts they are offering complimentary express shipping on all orders now through 12/21 and also offering a 4-piece Abeille Royale Gift Set on orders $200+ with code HOLIDAY2023.

Holiday Gift Ideas from Guerlain

Holiday Gift Ideas from Guerlain

Skincare Sets

For the skincare lover they have quite a few Abeille Royale Skincare Sets this year. If you love the Watery Youth Oil they have it in multiple sets, some come with cute makeup bags. The Honey Care Ritual Set ($195) has a full-size oil along with a small Abeille Royale Eye Cream and KissKiss Bee Balm in 258 Rose Glow (a pretty pink). This one comes in a boxed set.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Honey Care Ritual

Perfume Discovery Sets

Guerlain L'Art & La Matiere The Perfumer's Floral Harmony Set

I love perfume discovery sets and I think they make great gifts. They’re the perfect way to try on different scents at your own pace at home.

This year they have a few different perfume discovery sets for their L’Art and La Matiere perfume line. I bought one a few years ago and I absolutely loved it. I ended up splitting the set up among friends to try and sample. Guerlain perfumes are among the best in terms of quality and lasting power with a unique mix of options.

Guerlain L'Art & La Matiere The Perfumer's Floral Harmony Set

above: Floral Harmony Perfumer’s Set

They launched their Perfumer’s Set in two variations: the Iconic Harmony and Floral Harmony ($380 each). A lot of you have been asking for recommendations on floral perfumes and the Floral Harmony Set is a beautiful option to try and find your perfect floral. The set contains Neroli Outrenoir, Musc Outreblanc, Rose Cherie, Rose Barbare, Cruel Gardenia, Angelique Noire, Herbes Troublantes, Joyeuse Tuberuse.

I’ve already found 2 that I have on my wishlist for my next splurge. I’ve tried Musc Outreblanc a few times and love it for the soft clean skin like musk scent that has long lasting power. The Neroli Outrenoir and Herbes Troublantes are also both beautiful.

Guerlain L'Art & La Matiere The Perfumer's Floral Harmony Set

If you like a more diverse range of notes the Iconic Harmony is a great option. It has their Spiritueuse Double Vanille (one of the best vanillas I’ve tried) along with some of their other classics. It also has that Musc Outreblanc I love.

Their Hive of Wonders Advent Calendar ($720) is one of the most beautiful advent calendars out there. It has a mix of perfumes, mini candles, soaps, skincare and a few other things. All boxed up in a super chic bee hive. If you’re looking for the ULTIMATE splurge gift for the beauty lover, I can’t think of anything more luxurious than one these advent calendar gifts.

Guerlain Hive of Wonders Advent Calendar 2023

Guerlain Hive of Wonders Advent Calendar 2023

Perfume and Scented Options

The L’Art and La Matiere collection is absolutely beautiful. In my years of trying fragrances, I feel like there are few perfume lines that feel as luxurious as Guerlain’s. When you smell the line you can really tell the difference in quality of ingredients and the throw/ lasting power is very VERY good.

Guerlain Les Matieres Confidentielles Eau de Coton

I’ve been really curious about the Les Matieres Confidentielles line of Eau de Toilettes and my first experience is Eau de Coton ($180). It’s a fresh powdery velvety citrus. There is a hint of soft musk. I think it’s going to make a nice layering scent. On it’s own it smells like fresh cotton with a soft and airy feel. Notes include orange blossom, almond, musk.

Guerlain Figue Azur Scented Diffuser

Guerlain also has a full line of candles and diffusers. I know buying scents blind can be tricky but the Figue Azur Scented Diffuser ($130) is the most exquisite fig scent I’ve ever smelled. It’s sweet, fresh and green in a bright way. The throw on this diffuser is very strong. This one is quite the splurge but if you’re looking for a diffuser that will fill the entire room and one that looks beautiful too, this is something I think you will really love. I have my eye on one of the candles to try, Palais D’Orangers or Figue Azur both sound beautiful. (Candles are refillable.)

Holiday Gift Ideas from Guerlain

Available at Guerlain. There is still time for last minute gifts as they are offering complimentary express shipping on all orders now through 12/21 and also offering a 4-piece Abeille Royale Gift Set on orders $200+ with code HOLIDAY2023 (while supplies last).

If you’re looking for some last minute gifts I hope you found this roundup helpful!

Guerlain items gifted for review consideration.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

May 2, 2023

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

1 beach towel / 2 cooler / 3 raffia tote / 4 pink candle / 5 roses / 6 sweet treats / 7 lipstick / 8 mini hand creams / 9 shimmer body oil / 10 lip tint / 11 cream shadow stick / 12 sunglasses / 13 lip plumper / 14 lip glow / 15 jo malone duo / 16 lip gloss / 17 raffia bag / 18 cream tote

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re looking for some last-minute gift ideas here are a few! I love putting together little gift baskets or bags. I shared a fun basket I’ve put together here. Here are some more ideas if you need some inspo!

For the Beauty Lover

You can’t go wrong with a luxe lipstick like a Tom Ford Lip Color (I love Pink Dusk and Indian Rose). Dior Beauty has some great options like the Addict Lip Glow or Lip Maximizers (shades like Rosewood or Raspberry are great options).

Bobbi Brown is a great line to pick from. I think the Dual Ended Long-Wear Cream Shadows are great for anyone and any age. Also love the Extra Lip Tints and the Extra Lip Tint Serum.

I still think the Westman Atelier Petal Edition Set is one of the prettiest makeup sets I’ve tried.



Fragrance Finds

A restock on one’s favorite fragrance is a no-brainer. There’s a good chance her favorite scent is available in a gift set, travel size or discovery set. This Jo Malone Mini Hand Cream Trio is super cute and I love the look of this Wood Sage Sea Salt Duo. Also think this Little Luxuries Travel Set is nice. I’ve been on a Phlur kick lately – so many favorites from the line. They have a lot of nice bundles on their site!




Spring to Summer Gift Ideas

Warmer weather is here so you can always gift a chic beach bag, beach cooler, cute beach towels. New sunglasses are always fun!




Luxe Gifts

If you want to go all out you can always splurge on a beautiful tote (love this Tory Burch Perry Tote) or designer wallet (love this YSL one). The Venus et Fleur flowers are absolutely stunning. They have excellent and reliable customer service every time I’ve ordered from them. They also carry a selection at Nordstrom.

A few times I’ve splurged on a Sugarfina Trunk as a gift and it is ALWAYS a huge hit! They have smaller bundles too which are just as fun in my opinion.




Gift Wrap & Baskets

If you’re looking for some cute and creative ways to dress up the gifts, I’ve linked a few pretty gift bags or baskets I’ve found. I bought several affordable finds from Target and think they’re super cute!


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Valentine’s Gift Ideas: Treat Yourself Edition

February 6, 2023

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her

1 Dior / 2 Hermes / 3 Lawless Lip Plumper / 4 Chanel / 5 Gucci Makeup Bag / 6 Sugarfina Box / 7 Sunnies / 8 New Lipsticks / 9 Missing Person Duo / 10 Pillow Balm / 11 Mug / 12 Diamond Bracelet / 13 Pave Diamond Huggies / 14 YSL Lip Balm / 15 Quick Dry Nail Polishes / 16 Raffia Tote / 17 Chic Wallet on Chain / 18 Nail Polish / 19 Cheek Duo / 20 Creed Set / 21 Shimmering Body Oil / 22 Baccarat Rouge 540 Shimmering Body Oil / 23 Rose Candle / 24 Byredo Candle / 25 Balm Duo / 26 Roses

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re looking for gift inspo here are 20+ fun ideas whether you want to treat yourself or send someone a hint!


I think getting a new lipstick, balm or gloss is always fun no matter what time of year! I love the Dior Addict Lip Maximizers (use code VDAY23 at checkout for a gift with purchase on $125+ at and Lawless Forget the Fillers for smoothing plumping glosses that don’t sting or tingle.

Hermes just launched new Shiny Lipsticks in three shades available at Saks (use code NEXTFEBSF for 10% off) and also at I still think the Hermes Lip Oils are stunning (review + swatches here) and would make for the best treat yourself gift.

The Too Faced Hangover Rx Pillow Balms are always a fun gift idea. There’s a clear version and four sheer tinted shades. This duo is bundled at a value price here ($30 for the set).

A fresh manicure always makes me feel more put together. I love the Olive and June Quick Dry polishes (at Target and Olive and June). Picante is super fun for spring to summer.

Charlotte Tilbury launched her new Matte Blush Wands in four dreamy shades. If you shop through her site she has bundles and sets available with a price break like this Cheek Duo.


For the fragrance lover a scented shimmering body oil makes for a nice gift. I bought the Maison Francis Kurkdjian Shimmering Body Oil over the holiday and highly recommend it. Chanel has one in the Coco Mademoiselle Pearly Body Gel and it’s on my wishlist.


For the ultimate splurge you can never go wrong with a nice piece of jewelry. I’ve been looking for a diamond bracelet for a while and am still debating what to splurge on but this Mejuri bracelet has been on my radar. I love the Pave Diamond Huggie Earrings and wear them all the time.

This Gucci Makeup Bag in the pink shade looks super cute. I also love the peach color in some of the YSL pieces like the Wallet On Chain (also available in small leather goods).

For the girl who has everything you can always find something new and stunning at Venus Et Fleur. There are so many beautiful combinations and arrangement options for roses, hydrangeas, gardenias and more. I love this Round Floral Box.

I bought myself some Sugarfina treats for Valentine’s Day. Andrew likes them too and I bought a few things for my mother-in-law.

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If you’re looking for some ideas I hope you found this gift guide helpful!

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone On Your List

November 26, 2022

Holiday Gift Guide: Sporty Chic

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! So many of you have shared that you’ve been loving the gift guides so I’ve put another round up of ideas for everyone on your list. These are the top categories you asked for! All the items in each collage are clickable to take you directly to shop the items featured.

For the Home and Hostess

A number of you asked for gift ideas for the host and here are a few of my favorite things. There are lots of cute wine bottle holders this year which adds a special touch. For the kitchen a good olive oil is a must. I love the Olio Santo or Williams Sonoma House Olive Oils. Lots of cute sets and bundles available!

The past few years we’ve added Marshall Speakers to our home and I absolutely love them. There are lots of options at different price points and I love the vintage look.  Sound quality is top notch!

The tray everyone keeps asking about is linked here and in the roundup below too!


For the Perfume / Scent Lover

So many great options for perfumes, candles, shower gels and more! I love the sampler sets like this Jo Malone Ornament. Creed is among the best of the best in perfume and cologne for both men and women and their sampler sets are amazing. I absolutely adore the Diptyque Softening Hand Wash (which I just bought recently). Highly recommend! And the Constellation Candle Holder is absolutely breathtaking! See it in action here.


For the Sporty Girl

This is probably my favorite category for gift ideas. So many cute athleisure sweatshirts these days and great sneaker options! I gifted several friends some APL slides this year and they are all obsessed.


For the Traveler

This year we did a few small trips. I’m hoping we will be able to do more in the new year. My absolute favorite travel accessory this year was the Calpak Mini Cosmetic Case (see what fits inside in action here). They have a larger size too. For a great everyday tote I think the Naghedi St. Barths Medium Totes make great travel bags.


Splurge Gifts that Wow

For gifts that have that wow factor I think anything from Venus Et Fleur is amazing. I would love to find some of their floral arrangements under the Christmas Tree this year (I’ll be sending a hint to Andrew). The Chanel body oils are among the best of the best. Quite expensive but large in size and 100% worth the splurge. They feel so nice on the skin.


For the Guys

So many of you wanted gift ideas for the men in your life, especially skin care! I feel so lucky Andrew is a well groomed man on his own. For skin care he actually uses a lot of mine like Drunk Elephant, Sisley, and Glamglow. He also really loves Kiehl’s and Jack Black – both brands are excellent and have simple easy to follow routines. Lots of great kits available too.

He swears by the Jack Black body washes. His favorite is Turbo Wash but they recently launched some scents exclusive to their site which he’s been pretty impressed with. He really likes the newest Blue Midnight Body and Hair Cleanser and also the Big Sir is nice.

Lululemon makes the best workout clothes and he swears by their socks. For cologne the only brand he wears these days is Creed. I think their holiday sampler set is a great place to start. His favorites are Aventus, Silver Mountain Water and Green Irish Tweed.


Hope you girls found this roundup helpful! Would love to hear what gifts you’ve bought so far and if there’s anything exciting you want to share!


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Best Makeup Sets & Stocking Stuffers From the Sephora Holiday Savings Event

October 28, 2022

Best Holiday Gift Sets Sephora

The Sephora Holiday Savings Event is here with first access for Rouge! Today I’m sharing a roundup of the best makeup gift sets to gift this season. Some are really cute for stocking stuffers and this event is a great time to get an early start to holiday shopping.

The Sephora Holiday Savings Event is open to all Beauty Insider Members. If you’re not a member yet you can sign up for free here. Here are the dates and tiers to shop the sale, if you’re shopping online use promo code SAVINGS:

  • Rouge Members save 20% off 10/28 to 11/7
  • VIB Members save 15% off 11/1 to 11/7
  • Insiders save 10% off purchases 11/3 to 11/7

In addition they have 30% off all Sephora Collection items. Promo code and savings are good for use multiple times throughout the sale. Some exclusions apply and promo codes cannot be combined. All Beauty Insider members will receive free standard shipping on all qualifying online purchases in the U.S. and Canada.

Here are my top picks for sets to put on your radar!

Hourglass Holiday Ambient Lighting Palettes 2022

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Face Palettes ($85 each) this year are stunning. I love the packaging design and the colors in each of the palettes. There are a lot of new shades this year and I think there is a good range of colors to suit different skin tones! My favorite is the Elephant Palette but they’re all stunning.

Top to bottom includes:

  • Butterfly Palette with Ethereal Light, Incandescent Light, Soft Flush (new), Diffused Light, Sunset Glow (new), Celestial Strobe Light (new)
  • Elephant Palette with Dim Light, Soft Light, Beaming Strobe Light (new), Lustrous Bronze Light (new), Iridescent Coral (new), and Radiant Rose (new)
  • Tiger Palette with Transcendent Light, Brilliant Glow Strobe Light (new), Burnish Glow (new), Divine Strobe Light (new), Copper Flash Strobe Light (new), Iridescent Rose

Wearing the Elephant Palette below

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Holiday 2022 Elephant

I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Phlur and they have a beautiful gift set with my favorite scent! The Missing Person Gift Set ($98) has a full size perfume + mini spritzer for travel. If you’re new to the line definitely try the Phlur Discovery Sampler Set ($35, I also love Somebody Wood and Phloria).

Phlur Missing Person Gift Set Duo Sephora

Mini eyeshadow palettes make for the perfect stocking stuffer. I’ve been really impressed with the Tarte Mini Tartelette Jewel Palette ($21). Colors are great everyday kind of neutrals and I love the sparkle toppers. I also recommend checking out Anastasia Beverly Hills, Natasha Denona and Urban Decay for eye great palettes under $30.

Tarte Mini Tartelette Jewel Palette

There are tons of great lip sets and minis this year! The Rare Beauty Mini Kind Words Matte Lip Duo in Humble ($20) is super cute. The colors are super mini but there’s enough product to get a decent sampling of how the formula wears. Humble is a great everyday neutral.

Rare Beauty Mini Kind Words Matte Lip Duo in Humble

Rare Beauty Mini Kind Words Matte Lip Duo in Humble

Other lip sets to check out:

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Pat McGrath also has some great options. The Mini Lip Shine Trio in Nude Venus ($25) has three perfect nude pinks (I hope they bring these out in the full size). As a huge fan of the LUST: Gloss I think the Pat McGrath LUST: Gloss Duo in Nude Dimension ($30) is a great buy for the neutral lip lover.

Pat McGrath Holiday Sets Sephora

Pat McGrath Nude Venus Set

Look wearing: Westman Atelier Vital Foundation Stick Shade VII, Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawess Finish Setting Powder in Medium, Sephora Collection PRO Foundation Brush #70, Tartelette Jewel Palette, NARS Behave Set, Pat McGrath Nude Venus Lip Set.

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For the face the NARS Behave Backstage Cheek Set ($39) is really cute. It comes with a Mini Powder Blush, Mini Multiple and Full-Size Liquid Blush in the shade Behave which is a soft peach.

NARS Behave Set

For a luxurious treat definitely check out the Westman Atelier Sets. The Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip & Cheek Duo ($48) in Chouchette + Ma Puce is super cute.

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip & Cheek Duo ($48) in Chouchette + Ma Puce

Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Lip & Cheek Duo ($48) in Chouchette + Ma Puce

I also really love the Westman Atelier Petal Set ($134) which has a new Lit Up Stick and Squeaky Clean Lip Balm in Petal to match the blush stick.

Westman Atelier Petal Edition Set

Westman Atelier Petal Edition Set swatches

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That wraps up my gift set roundup! What’s on your radar for the Sephora Holiday Savings Event?

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First Look: The Ultimate Beauty Gift from SpaceNK

September 28, 2022

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

Holiday gift sets have already started to pop up and I’m excited to share a first look at this year’s SpaceNK Advent Calendar! This is a stunning gift box with special beauty treats for the 25 days of surprises. It retails for $280 with a total value of over $1,000 and some of the boxes have more than one beauty item! (There’s a total of 31 beauty treats.)

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

The 2022 Space NK Advent Calendar is limited-edition and sells out every year. They recommend purchasing sooner than later so you don’t miss out. I love that they’ve included a mix of everything in beauty from skin care, makeup, hair care and scented products.

Each box has a number corresponding to the day in December you can open a surprise and I love that they added a little hint as well on each box. Makes it fun!

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

There are tons of items in the box I have not tried yet – so even the most experienced beauty and skincare junkie will still most likely find things in this box that are new to them.

I love the deluxe miniature sizes of the skincare items. They give you enough product to really sample it! There are also a number of full-sized items like a Rose Inc. cream blush, Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick, Laura Mercier eyeshadow stick, Necessaire Hand cream and more.

The full list of what’s in the box:

  • Paula’s Choice: Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (118ml – Full size)
  • Nécessaire: The Hand Cream Fragrance Free (65ml – Full size)
  • Charlotte Tilbury: Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk (3.5g – Full size)
  • Summer Fridays: CC Me Serum (30ml – Full size)
  • La Mer: Crème De La Mer Moisturizing Cream (7ml)
  • Caudalie: Vinergetic C+ Instant Detox Mask (75ml – Full size)
  • Drunk Elephant: Wonderwild Miracle Butter (5ml)
  • Olaplex: No.3 Hair Perfector (100ml – Full size)
  • Hourglass: Veil Translucent Setting Powder (2g)
  • Drunk Elephant: Protini Polypeptide Cream (15ml)
  • Dr. Barbara Sturm: Hyaluronic Serum (10ml)
  • Biossance: Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil (12ml)
  • Ultra Violette: SPF 50+ Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Sunscreen (50ml – Full size)
  • Space NK: Voyage Body Wash (350ml – Full size)
  • Rare Beauty: Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara (3ml)
  • Fresh: Soy Face Cleanser (50ml – Full size)
  • JVN Hair: Complete Air Dry Cream (20ml)
  • Living Proof: Perfect Hair Day Shampoo (50ml)
  • The Ordinary: Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (30ml – Full size)
  • Sisley-Paris: Black Rose Cream Mask (10ml)
  • Sisley-Paris: Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream (10ml)
  • Laura Mercier: Caviar Stick Eye Colour Matte in Au Naturel (2g – Full size)
  • Sol De Janeiro: Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (75ml)
  • Sunday Riley: C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream (15ml)
  • Dr Dennis Gross: Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel (2.2ml x 3)
  • Malin + Goetz: Lip Moisturizer (10ml – Full size)
  • Medik8: Crystal Retinol 3 (30ml – Full size)
  • Rose Inc: Blush Divine Radiant Lip & Cheek in Heliotrope (4.5g – Full size)
  • Jo Loves: Snowflake Votive (70g)
  • Augustinus Bader: The Face Oil (10ml)
  • Tatcha: The Dewy Skin Cream (10ml)

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022 Rose Inc, Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Rare Beauty

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022 Necessaire

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

Space NK Advent Calendar 2022

I think this is a great gift idea that will suit a wide range of tastes and ages. I’m debating whether to keep this for myself or gift it away.

If you’re getting an early start on your holiday shopping I highly recommend checking this one out. SpaceNK is offering a great boxed set for the value!

Available while supplies last at SpaceNK.


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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

April 27, 2022

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is almost here and if you’re looking for gift ideas I’ve put together a roundup! There are a few things I wanted to highlight. This Lululemon Belt Bag is perfect for on-the-go. I have a number of different colors and love it. Perfect for walks, throwing in my bigger totes, great for the park (took mine to Disney World Animal Kingdom a few weeks ago!). They just released a Mini Belt Bag version which is a smaller version and I bought one to try.

Sol de Janeiro makes really fun body creams and sprays. Their newest one Beiga Flor Elasti-Cream is amazing and is a good dupe for the Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540. They just added this in the Brazilian Crush Cheirosa Mist and I’ve ordered a couple to put together in gift packs I’m mailing out to some of the moms in my life.

So many great perfumes out right now. I love the newest launches from Jo Malone including their Sea Daffodil, Aqua Lemon and the Orange Blossom Hair Mist. Other beautiful florals for spring include the Chloe Eau de Parfum and the newest Creed Wind Flowers.

I love these woven neoprene totes from Naghedi. You may have seen them in stories and on Instagram here. I saved the stories to my TOTE HIGHLIGHT in case you missed it. I have the Medium St. Barths Tote in three colors. Capri and Dove I ordered from Shopbop, Cocoa is from Bloomingdale’s. You can also find the brand on their website Naghedi NYC. They have a number of different styles and colors!

Three lip products I swear by for women all ages are the Tom Ford Lip Color (I love Spanish Pink and Indian Pink), the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer (love Rosewood) and the Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue (for the best long-wear liquid lipstick).

If you want to splurge on a fancy face mist the Chanel No 1 de Chanel Revitalizing Serum-In-Mist is a really nice one. Review of the No 1 de Chanel Collection here. I also still really love the L’Eau Rouge Revitalizing Fragrance Mist.

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