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Roses… Are All That


Happy First Day of Spring! While I may have a little spring in my step and fresh tulips on my counter, I always turned my nose up at anything rose. While I maybe have warmed to a select few fragrances with rose notes, I never really fell for anything “rose” by name. Leave it to the beauty department at Neiman Marcus to change my tune.

AERIN Beauty Rose de Grasse Parfum on Belle Belle Beauty

First, AERIN Beauty Rose de Grasse Parfum – something I certainly didn’t expect to fall for. I never am drawn to ultra-feminine and floral scents. But all that has changed because, first, the roses themselves are special – Rose Centifolia are hand-picked in Grasse, France. Second, the rose is layered with one of my most favorite notes, a warm amber. Lastly, there is a aqua clarity that lends to a cleaner and less cloying rose. Who knew I’d discover a rose-based fragrance as my spring scent?


Filed under “not surprising at all”: I love face oils. My skin loves face oils. But I have never been drawn to one with rose. Chantecaille Rose de Mai Face Oil changed my perspective. Packed with hydration like other face oils, this version is unusually lightweight but still nourishing. I love it under makeup for an added glow. My skin stays supple and dewy for the full day. And the best news is that long-term use will strengthen skin and boost metabolism to fight wrinkles.

Neiman Marcus Face of Beauty on Belle Belle Beauty

Also something really fabulous is going on at Neiman Marcus this month and you don’t want to miss it:

Six remarkable women will become the Faces of Beauty featured in Neiman Marcus’s Fall 2015 Beauty Event campaign

Neiman Marcus is hosting a Facebook contest to find the Fall season’s Faces of Beauty. To enter, state why the nominee is beautiful from the inside out and how she is making some noise in her world, and upload a photo on the online form here.

· Round-trip airfare to Dallas, Texas
· Luxury hotel accommodations
· A celebratory dinner with Neiman Marcus Executives
· Hair styling, makeup application, and a private fitting with a Neiman Marcus stylist
· A photo and video shoot at one of the Neiman Marcus stores
· A luncheon at a Neiman Marcus restaurants
· $1,500 in cosmetics and fragrances to take home

Hurry! Nominations close on March 24, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

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Samples generously provided by Neiman Marcus as part of the Beauty Ambassador Program. I consult for Neiman Marcus which is affiliated with the Neiman Marcus Group, but as always, opinions are my own.


Chantecaille Radiant Fresh Luminous Gloss

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Chantecaille’s new spring lip gloss has been like this little gem of shining light on my vanity. To the point that I almost feel guilty for having not shared this beauty! My preferred shade is Framboise which looks shocking in the tube but is the most wearable, rosy pink on the lips. Framboise appears to be an old shade but with the new and improved formula.

The new formula has a brilliance and shine that is unmatched. My lips get a dose of hydration. I’d say staying power is along the same lines as other glosses, but you won’t mind whipping out this beauty to reapply. I always find I reapply every hour or so anyway with gloss. Therefore, I don’t get too hung up on glosses lasting longer than that. But that might just be me…

The new doe foot gets a perfect amount of product for application and is efficient but still precise.

Also worth noting is another Chantecaille spring goodie – Waterproof Eye Liner Pencil in Storm. At first, I was confused by the low impact of this grey. But upon application, it actually gets darker. This might be just the ticket for an understated spring eye.

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Chantecaille Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask

Chantecaille Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask on Belle Belle Beauty

I’m one of those freaks that needs loads of sleep. If I had my druthers, I’d get nine hours every night. But we know sometimes that just isn’t possible. I used to be able to fake that “rested” look with my beloved NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer, but I’ll be darned if I am starting to need some extra help as I approach the big 3-5.

While I have tried tons of eye creams and masks, I haven’t really found something that provides a more immediate result. Enter Chantecaille’s Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask. While I feel like I should note this is truly a luxury item, it is both a short-term solution and long-term investment.

Using all natural seaweed as a base, the formula is infused with an anti-aging gold serum. The transparent gel masks provide a cooling sensation. After one use, lines are minimized and puffiness is gone. The revealed radiant skin replaces dark circles. Longer term, gold works to protect DNA and boost collagen.

I am wearing my third set of masks as I type and one of my favorite features is that they disappear on your face. I have no fear of frightening the FedEx man if he happens to knock on the door. I also appreciate the the small crescents adhere to the under eye area without slipping and sliding. They stay put for the entire recommended 20 minutes.

Paraben free, fragrance free, petrochemical free and cruelty free. Includes 8 pairs of eye gels per box. Apply 3-4 times a week.

Samples generously provided by Neiman Marcus as part of the Beauty Ambassador Program, but as always, opinions are my own. 

Holiday Eye Routine

Holiday Eye Routine on Belle Belle Beauty

There has been lots of talk over here on Belle Belle Beauty about a bold red lip for the holidays. While I am learning to embrace this trend, more often than not, you’ll find me with lined eyes and a neutral lip gloss. Today, I am going to give you the low down on my favorite eye routine.

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Chantecaille Fall – The BEST Mascara

Chantecaille Fall - The BEST Mascara // Belle Belle Beauty

Everything Chantecaille does feels so ultra-luxurious. Their packaging and formulas are always exquisite and spot on. But this season, they really have outdone themselves. I am calling their new Supreme Cils Mascara the “best mascara I have ever tried”. And I don’t use superlatives lightly so you know I really love it. Their new Le Stylo Ultra Slim Liquid Eye Liner is delicate but oh so usable. In the mood to invest for some beautiful holiday eyes? I highly suggest this duo:

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