Mother's Day Find - Thymes Kimono Rose Collection

If your Mother loves fragrances, and is willing to explore ones off the beaten path (read: ones that are NOT big name designer or beauty/fragrance brands), then this elegant and feminine fragrance and body care collection from Thymes will make her smile.
Kimono Rose is a light fresh scent which balances fruity notes and citrus notes beautifully.  It's light, but still has a beautiful presence on the skin. 

With this convenient roller ball version of the fragrance (shown, above), it also makes it easy to travel with,  refresh the scent throughout the day or add at the end of a long one to head into evening outings.
The scent starts our with sparkling citrus and then melds effortlessly into the rose, peony and jasmine blend, which lingers lightly for at least 4-5 hours on the skin. The dry down is warm and slightly sweet, reflecting the Vanilla notes.
If you'd like to further enhance the scent experience for your Mother, then add a few more products from the collection, such as the Kimono Rose Body Wash, Hand Cream, Bubble Bath or Candle (shown, left), which all have sweet, dreamy, gift-worthy packaging. - RLB

Fragrance Notes:  Rose, Peony, Jasmine, Black Currant, Vanilla.

Go-->Thymes Kimono Rose Roller Ball Fragrance

*This product was provided courtesy of Thymes PR for reviewing purposes.

Nail Polish Find - NARS Summer 2014 Collection, Libertango Nail Polish

Girls, NARS has a fun nail shade to take you through this summer!
Libertango, is part of the new Summer 2014 NARS Adult Swim collection.  While the collection features lots of neon shades along with icy ones, it was this vibrant, rich new nail color, Libertango, that had me at hello!

Libertango is super rich, with incredible pigment.  With just two coats I got the full deep, vibrant orange shade you see in the bottle.  The texture was perfect - medium thick and flowed well on my nail so there was no streaking or clumping.
The polish is opaque and dried to a very glossy finish. I got about 5+ days of wear with base/top coat before seeing any chipping.
I absolutely loved this shade on my nails, but it's going to be a stunner on toes this summer with a pair of heels as well.

It's a limited edition shade too - so don't wait on this one...pick it up today! - RLB

*This product was provided courtesy of NARS PR for reviewing purposes.

Beauty Find - BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+

I've been discovering more and more amazing products from BECCA lately, and their infamous BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector  is as amazing as many beauty lovers have said! 

This is at first glance a liquid highlighter, but it also manages to do much more. 

First is has an SPF 25+, which is a fantastic benefit for protecting the skin while at the same time providing a beautiful glow. What separates this product from many other liquid highlighters on the market is the texture and finish. It is silky smooth and almost weightless on the skin, but the finish, while containing very fine shimmer, also manages to give a hint of dewiness that works on all skin tones. 

 I loved using this as a traditional highlighter on my cheekbones, brown bones and the bridge of my nose because I knew I could carry it off in the daytime without looking overly sparkly or glimmery. It's natural looking shimmer (not an easy feat!). The effect is luminous but NOT shiny - so those of you with slightly oily/combination skin can also use it. When I used a thin layer all over my face before liquid, cream or powder foundation or BB cream, I also got a beautiful radiance - a lit from within effect.  The product did not clog my pores, cause irritation or dry out my skin during the day.

 The Perfector is quite concentrated, so two pumps is all it took if I wanted to apply it as a "highlighter primer" all over my skin, and just one pump for spot highlighting. 

There are four shades to choose from, but the Topaz (shown, above), which is a perfect mix of gold and bronze is the shade that worked with my brown skin tone. The other three shades are lighter and have cooler undertones, so for very fair skin the Pearl or Moonstone would work well. 

 File this under those beauty products that you didn't even know you needed until you try it! -  RLB 

 Go-->BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+ Topaz 1.7 oz 

*This product was provided courtesy of BECCA PR for reviewing purposes.