While checking out some new summer collections, I stumbled across the Bobbi Brown Nude Beach collection that is currently promoting their Beach fragrance.  I had never heard of it before, but the idea of a "beach" fragrance sparked my interest.  The instant I smelled it, I knew I had to have it.


"Designed with an intoxicating blend of jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin, this eau de parfum is wearable anytime, anywhere."

The very first thing I smelled in this is sunblock: old school, Coppertone sunblock.  In fact, it smells so similar that when wearing this fragrance someone could easily assume I was wearing some SPF.  I can smell just a hint of the other notes underneath, and I love the overall scent... it smells like you've been on a beach vacation.  This is the sort of fragrance you either love or hate, depending on if you like the smell of sunscreen.


I loved the scent of the perfume so much I decided to look into other Beach products in the line.  They have a shower gel, scrub, lotion, and more!  I tested out the lotion in store and loved the lightweight feel of it on my skin.  I typically find that fragrance lotions are really sticky, but this one isn't at all.  I decided to snag it to layer under the perfume (because I'm really intent on smelling like a beach, apparently).




If you pass by a Bobbi Brown counter, you have to give this one a sniff!  I know some of you will love it the same way I do... it's perfect for summer!

What is your favorite summer fragrance?
xx, Allison
Deep hair treatments are some of my favorite products to use, and today I have one to share with you!  I've been using the Roots Hair Treatment from LUSH for the first time recently, and I'm really happy with it so far.  This treatment contains mint infusion and olive oil, and is meant to be applied from the roots of the hair to the ends to give lifeless hair some body and moisture.


I really like the texture of Roots.  Unlike other LUSH conditioners I've tried, this one has a really thick consistency.  It feels like a heavy whipped cream (not runny at all), which makes it super easy to apply.  I'll apply this on my hair, wait 15 minutes, then shampoo out and condition as normal.  Roots is the perfect level of moisturizing for me, considering I can actually put this on my roots without leaving them greasy... usually I avoid my roots when using deep treatments.  My hair is left shiny and soft, but not weighed down.  I have fine hair, so if you have coarser or dryer hair, you may want to opt for a heavier treatment.


The scent of this is minty thanks to the mint infusion, which I like.  It reminds me of my Brocato Peppermint Scrub shampoo (the clarifying shampoo I use).  My only complaint with this treatment, which seems to be my complaint with most treatments, is I end up using a lot of product on my hair in one application.  My hair is pretty long and thick, so this is to be expected, it just bums me out when a jar of deep conditioner only lasts for 5-6 uses (as I'm predicting this one will at the rate I'm using it).


LUSH Roots retails for $19.95 and can be purchased in LUSH stores, select Macy's, and LUSH online.  I think the price is reasonable for this product, considering it contains 8.4 oz of product, and most salon brand deep conditioners at that size would be twice the price.  If you have fine hair and are looking for a nice hair boost, I recommend this one!

What is your favorite deep conditioner?
xx, Allison
Deep hair treatments are some of my favorite products to use, and today I have one to share with you!  I've been using the Roots Hair Treatment from LUSH for the first time recently, and I'm really happy with it so far.  This treatment contains mint infusion and olive oil, and is meant to be applied from the roots of the hair to the ends to give lifeless hair some body and moisture.


I really like the texture of Roots.  Unlike other LUSH conditioners I've tried, this one has a really thick consistency.  It feels like a heavy whipped cream (not runny at all), which makes it super easy to apply.  I'll apply this on my hair, wait 15 minutes, then shampoo out and condition as normal.  Roots is the perfect level of moisturizing for me, considering I can actually put this on my roots without leaving them greasy... usually I avoid my roots when using deep treatments.  My hair is left shiny and soft, but not weighed down.  I have fine hair, so if you have coarser or dryer hair, you may want to opt for a heavier treatment.


The scent of this is minty thanks to the mint infusion, which I like.  It reminds me of my Brocato Peppermint Scrub shampoo (the clarifying shampoo I use).  My only complaint with this treatment, which seems to be my complaint with most treatments, is I end up using a lot of product on my hair in one application.  My hair is pretty long and thick, so this is to be expected, it just bums me out when a jar of deep conditioner only lasts for 5-6 uses (as I'm predicting this one will at the rate I'm using it).


LUSH Roots retails for $19.95 and can be purchased in LUSH stores, select Macy's, and LUSH online.  I think the price is reasonable for this product, considering it contains 8.4 oz of product, and most salon brand deep conditioners at that size would be twice the price.  If you have fine hair and are looking for a nice hair boost, I recommend this one!

What is your favorite deep conditioner?
xx, Allison
Today's nail look is Come Here!, another color from Essie's Resort 2013 collection.  This is a red cream with a hint of orange to it... it makes me think of poppies!  I think this is a perfect red for summer.  Unfortunately, I'm not crazy about the formulation.  It is unusually thick for an Essie polish.  It doesn't spread very easily and bleeds around the cuticles quite a bit.  

natural light, 2 coats

I love the color, and if you have some patience with the application, the shade really does look great on the nails.  If you are looking for a super easy color you can slap on in 3 minutes, this probably isn't for you!

The Essie 2013 Resort Collection is available in stores and online at Ulta.com!

What is your favorite summer red?
xx, Allison
Today's nail look is Come Here!, another color from Essie's Resort 2013 collection.  This is a red cream with a hint of orange to it... it makes me think of poppies!  I think this is a perfect red for summer.  Unfortunately, I'm not crazy about the formulation.  It is unusually thick for an Essie polish.  It doesn't spread very easily and bleeds around the cuticles quite a bit.  

natural light, 2 coats

I love the color, and if you have some patience with the application, the shade really does look great on the nails.  If you are looking for a super easy color you can slap on in 3 minutes, this probably isn't for you!

The Essie 2013 Resort Collection is available in stores and online at Ulta.com!

What is your favorite summer red?
xx, Allison