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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. 

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae Eau De Toilette

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae Eau De Toilette on Belle Belle Beauty

Well, mission accomplished. I have found my spring scent. While I swoon over NEST Midnight Fleur, I wanted to lighten things up as the weather warmed. And thanks to being a Neiman Marcus Beauty Ambassador, I learned about Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae Eau De Toilette.

Keep in mind, I am loyal to woodsy and musky scents. But this one has a citrusy lightness, translating my favorite moody notes into a spring-worthy fragrance. The spiciness is softened with tonka bean and vanilla. Featured citrus includes Calabrese lemon and Sicilian mandarin. I had to Google Hedione but now that I know it is a floral Jasmine, I can detect just a hint of the heady flower. And of course, guaiac wood provides my beloved woodiness.

Much like Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris, previously reviewed here, the scent transforms as it dries down. But I get staying power with increasing softness throughout the day. And it seems to be a crowd-pleaser. Got to love the compliments!

Parisian Francis Kurkdjian built his career crafting fragrances for fashion houses like Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Dior, and Jean Paul Gaultier. In 2009, he struck out on his own to create his own collection, Maison Francis Kurkdjian where he is known for unique scents inspired by the city of Paris.

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