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Bond No. 9 Presents Astor Place

This April, Bond No. 9 Presents Astor Place

Oddly, the lovely bottle reminds me of Circus Circus. I think that says more about me than it says about the bottle for Bond No. 9’s new Astor Place, which is supposed to echo the angles and cubes of a Rosenthal sculpture.


The scent? Bond No. 9 describes it as “an example of when downtown [New York City] meets uptown. It’s a seductive fresh floral –- a freesia-poppy-violet leaf composition that simmers down into the smooth, steady notes of teakwood and musk.”

For Mother’s Day, Bond is offering Astor Place in a limited-edition $300 Swarovski bottle, delicately decorated with topaz crystals, pretty!

How much will the non-bejeweled version cost? How about $220 for a 100ml bottle and $145 for a smaller 50ml one. Hello, VISA? Ouch.

Stila Cosmetics March sale

Stila Spring Stimulus Plan

Barbie may love Stila, but I love a good deal. Now through April 11, Stila’s offering a 20% discount and free shipping on all orders placed on their site (using coupon code STIMULUS at check out). No minimum orders, either. 🙂

Why, that brings the cost of the Barbie Loves Stila Beauty Cans down from $40 to $32. Hmm…

Introducing Victoria’s Secret Heavenly Bloom

Victorias Secret heavenly bloom

LOL! Heavenly Bloom is the soft, subtle, innocent member of the Dream Angels fragrance collection, or as VS puts it, “Blissful with fresh Yellow Freesia, delicate Magnolia Flower and pure Blonde Woods, heavenly bloom captures the true essence of spring.”

TOP: Yellow Freesia. Sparkling Mandarin, Honeydew Melon, Pear Blossom
MIDDLE: Magnolia Flower. Jasmine Petals, Blooming Gardenia, Apple Flower, Apricot Nectar
DRY-DOWN: Blonde Woods. Musk

Pevonia Says: Get Sunkissed Without the Risk

Pevonia 3-step sunless tanning
Get a tropics-worthy tan no matter how far you live from the beach. Pevonia’s three-step sunless tanning regimen means not having to wait for summer.

Step 1: Buff your way to brighter skin with Pevonia Ligne Tropical De-Aging Saltmousse ($32).

Step 2: Reveal a natural-looking, golden tan with Pevonia Ligne Soleil Self-Tanning Emulsion ($38).

Step 3: Protect your perfect tan with Pevonia Ligne Soleil Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 ($40).

Step 4 (optional): Go totally overboard, tanning yourself bright orange for fun (optional). 🙂


Jo Malone’s Sweet Lime & Cedar Looks Delish

Jo Malone Sweet Lime and Cedar
I’ve always wanted to visit a Jo Malone store for their fragrance combining sessions where you get to experiment by mixing different scents. One of these days I’ve got to try it.

Jo says the new Sweet Lime & Cedar fragrance was inspired by the diverse flavors of Thai food, balancing zesty fruits with fragrant, aromatic leaves, delicate flowers, spices and nutty woods. Mmm… It sounds delicious to me. I’d like mine with pad Thai and yellow curry, please. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. SHOOT! I wish I’d seen this sooner. Each week through March 23, BellaSugar will give away a $500 Benefit gift certificate to one of her lucky readers. To qualify each week, just complete a minimum of three reviews on the site (click here for the full details). The more reviews you do, the more entries you get. Let me know if you win!


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So far, 4 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Sarahc says:

    Bellasugar always has amazing giveaways. Thanks for the heads up Karen. Good luck!

  2. Rochelle O'Brien says:

    I love her fragrances, especially White Jasmine & Mint. It’s JO Malone though, lol.

  3. tanya says:

    this scent sounds interesting…do you think it will make me hungry though?? 🙂

    tanya´s last blog post..yellow fever

  4. Shannon says:

    You must visit Jo Malone. It’s super fun to have them recommend scents and “mix on you”. You get totally pampered, and it’s crazy how every scent smells different on each of us. It’s like getting your own custom made perfume.

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