Fragrance Fridays: Bulgari Omnia Amethyste and Lanvin Rumeur 2 Rose

~ purchased by me ~

#bulgariomniaamethyst #lanvinrumeur2rose

For the first installment of Fragrance Fridays, I want to introduce to you two scents I acquired over a membership based website called Rue La La.

I’m not going to pretend that I know how to describe scents to great lengths. I would just like to feature fragrances that I have or wish to have and maybe their notes and what they remind me of.

First one is Bulgari’s Omnia Amethyste. I have other Omnia perfumes and I like all of them. Launched in 2007, it is very fresh and girly thanks to the powdery notes. It’s composed of Green Sap, Pink Grapefruit, Iris Flower, Bulgarian Rosebud, Heliotrope, Solar Wood. No wonder I’m so drawn to it, thanks to the Bulgarian Rosebud. I got the 1.35oz bottle for $39.90 at Rue La La.

Second one is Lanvin’s Rumeur 2 Rose. Launched in 2008, it’s top notes consists of orange, lemon, bergamot and grapefruit. Middle notes consists of Muguet, White Rose, honeysuckle and Damascene fruits and base notes are those of white musk, woods and amber. This was a no-brainer purchase for me. I love the scent of rose. I don’t like all rose scents but I love this one. It’s a younger version of that old rose scent. Definitely uplifts my mood every time I smell it. And sometimes I spray it on before going to bed. I got the 3.3oz Eau de Parfum from Rue La La for $29.90.

It’s no longer available at Rue La La but you cans till find these two at online retailers as well as Amazon. If you would like to have a look-see over at Rue La La, click HERE for my invite link. I get $10 credit for every new order.

Thanks for dropping by and have a blast this weekend.

xo, Emilie

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Powder Makeup in 3C1 Dusk

~ purchased by me ~

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I have heard good things about Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation especially on the oil-control department. Since it is summer here I thought it’s best to try out the powder version and see how it holds up to SoCal Summer.

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This product claims 8-hour wear with an interesting dual-sided sponge applicator. And it did just that although there might be some fading, my fault mostly from touching my face, eating, etc.

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I love this type of packaging as I like keeping my applicators separate from the product itself for sanitary purposes.

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And the vents at the bottom keeps the applicator compartment vented. We know what happens to things that are not allowed to air-dry and we don’t want that.

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The powder itself is a dream. It is

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The powder itself is a dream. It smooths on the skin, super velvety soft. I used the sponge side to apply the powder on my bare face without any primer. It evened out my skin tone, did not have that “dry” feeling most powders have, oil-breakthrough at my nose area did not appear until the 3rd hour, the rest of my face remained oil-free the rest of the day. I will be trying it out with a primer, using the Marc Jacobs Face II Brush with and without primer for comparison and will post updates.

For now, here is my before picture after I have put on my skincare products without primer.

#nomakeup #nomakeupface

no makeup, no primer

With the sponge-side of the applicator using patting motions, sheer/medium coverage.

no primer, with Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Powder Makeup in 3C1 Dusk

And here was my hurried “face”. Forgive those brows. Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Cocoa topped with Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Heather Rose, Maybelline Mascara, Cle de Peau Concealer in Honey to hide those pesky dark circles, Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in 160 Innocence on the cheeks and Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Gloss in Rose.

#esteelauderdoublewearpowder #chaneljc160innocence #freshlipglossrose

Have you tried this powder before? Did you like it? Share your thoughts…

xo, Emilie

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