The Gardenia is fresh and feminine! While the Gardenia Citrus is a beautifully casual scent for fun/ sporty days out! And the Gardenia Oud…is an oriental woodsy scent, so sexy and sensual! All smell exquisite so BUY THEM ALL!!!!!!😍-KS
But, I do wear a little powder highlighter on special occasions! And the “Freestyle Highlighter” is amazing!!! Let me tell you why..*smiles*.
The Killawatt Highlighters are $34 each and available now in six shades at Sephora, along with the rest of the cruelty-free Fenty Beauty by Rihanna line, and if you have semi-functional eyes, you can probably tell that they’re gorgeous. They’re shiny, glittery and va-va-va-voom! — reflect light to the max, which is trés trendy at the moment, so if you want highlights so bold that you could send an SOS across the universe, you’ll probably be into them.
I think they’re a lot like the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfectors, except flashier, more pigmented and generally more OTT.
They’re a little too frosty for me, though, so I’ve decided to skip them.
Not to say that I wasn’t tempted at the store. I came close to getting Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby, one of the split pans. It has a fetching champagne on one side and a peachy champagne on the other (some of the highlighters have two shades, and some only have one). I put it in my basket a few times, took it out, put it in, took it out, put it in…but then I ultimately left without it because I knew that the high-beam shimmer and my pores just wouldn’t get along.
I can absolutely see why so many makeup lovers are losing their damn minds over these. I get it, because on top of their bo$$-lady bling factor, the pigments and creamy powders aren’t playing around. I love the idea of them.
And, yes, I did just use dollar $$ signs in a word. RIRI MADE ME DO IT!*smiles big*.
Extremely proud of Rihanna and this cosmetics line!-KS
Ellis Brooklyn Sci Fi Eau de Parfum Breaks the Laws of Fragrance Physics in a Great Way
I feel like Bee Shapiro gets me, man. She’s a beauty writer for the New York Times and the creator of a cruelty-free New York indie beauty line Ellis Brooklyn. They primarily do fragrances, body creams and candles for now, and their stuff is also paraben-free and vegan.
Bee recently launched a new fragrance called Sci Fi, so of course the name totally speaks to me!
This Sci Fi crosses the event horizon between the familiar and the unknown. The central note is vanilla, which is something your nose KNOWS, but it’s combined with other notes that are rarely paired with it to create a different and, in some ways, futuristic experience.
The whole same-but-different thing is one of the hallmarks of the best sci-fi to me. It doesn’t always have to be about aliens or zombies, man! (Although El Hub would beg to differ.) I think the best sci-fi stories are about everyday people in extraordinary circumstances, and Sci Fi is one of those extraordinary fragrances.
The vanilla in Sci Fi is front and center, but it’s blended with unexpected notes. Typically, vanilla is kept cozy and paired with caramel or brown sugar or other sweet, wintry, snuggly notes, but Sci Fi has a shot of green tea, a hit of freesia and bright squeezes of bergamot and orange, so it’s cozy but fresh at the same time. Familiar but different. Sweet but sharp.
I kind of love that it smells a little like the man of your dreams🖤…It has a masculine edge, and if I caught a whiff of this on a man who walked by me on the street, I’d be like, “OMG, not to be a creeper, but can I give you a hug so I can sniff your neck?” Is that a bit much…😂👌🏽 that’s an over share by yours truly…😂😂😂
A 50 mL bottle of the long-lasting eau de parfum is $100, and oh! — I can’t stop smelling my wrist. You can find it now on the Sephora website and at Credo Beauty.-KS