Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Visit my new blog address

I no longer update here. Click on the photo to go to my new blog address.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Moving to Wordpress!

Hey guys, as I grow my blog, I have decided to move my blog to Wordpress for many reasons. Mainly I've been told it's a better tool for blogger overall and better with SEO.

I never expected my blog to take off, and because it did, I am committed to blogging more and bringing you guys more reviews and thoughts on luxury in general.

I will be posting my next new review at my new url: http://themetroperspectiveblog.com/ (I even bought a domain!). Please bare with me as I try to figure out the plugins and layout with Wordpress. All the old posts are transferred there, but some of them look funky. All the new posts should be looking normal.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Amanda Seyfried Is the New Face of Givenchy Fragrance!

Photo Credit:
Simon Emmett

The Goddess that is Amanda Seyfried has been named the new face of Givenchy's Fragrance replacing Liv Tyler.

This is a much better fit for the Givenchy brand and the fragrance itself. I've been a fan of Givenchy Beauty for many years, Liv Tyler is gorgeous, but lacked the playful spirit of Givenchy's "Very Irresistible" fragrance. They have Justin Timbelake as the face of their men's fragrance "Play", Amanda is the perfect counterpart to Justin. I wonder if they will have her do campaigns for their skincare line as well since she already has a partnership with Cle de Peau.

Seyfried’s print ads for Very Irresistible Givenchy were styled by creative director Riccardo Tisci and will be in magazines in October; she also shot a TV campaign. Can't wait to see them!

This is the ad below. What do you think?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fresh Perfume Bar is back!

I have been waiting for them to come back for the longest time! The Pear Cassis scent is by far my favorite out of the bunch. Don't miss it this time!

Scents available include:
Cucumber Baie(crisp greens and sheer florals)
Patchouli Pure (woodsy with spice and warm undertones)
Pear Cassis (crisp fruity floral with green undertones)
Tobacco Caramel (sweet woodsy with honey)
Violet Moss (powdery floral with earthy armoise)

I love this!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fresh Rose Hydrating Face Serum

Fresh is one of my favorite brands of skincare products and I am loving the fact that they are expanding their Rose line of products! The Rose Mask is still one of the best masks I've used and the scent is delicate and true to the scent of a real rose.

I have been looking for a new hydrating serum to use and I might give this one a try.

From their site:
Rose Hydrating Face Serum with golden root extract instantly hydrates and boosts radiance to restore a youthful appearance to all skin types. It is scientifically proven to provide significant moisture and protect the skin from free radical damage. The lightweight blend is enriched with moisturizing and age-delay ingredients that absorb quickly for instant, long-lasting results.

-Proven to significantly moisturize the skin for up to 6 hours
-Proven to provide significant antioxidant protection from free radicals
-94% felt the serum gave their skin a soft sensation
-84% reported a smoother skin texture
-81% noticed hydrated, moisturized skin that was silky and velvety

•Rosewater helps to soothe and rose flower oil helps to nourish.
•Golden root extract provides antioxidant protection and helps preserve collagen,** boost the metabolism, and energize skin cells.
•Hibiscus flower acids help boost radiance.
•Evening primrose extract is known to boost collagen synthesis.**
•Hydropatches form a protective moisturizing veil to attract and retain moisture.
•Cucumber extract helps to calm and cool the skin.

Fresh Rose Hydrating Face Serum is $55

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Eve Lom Cleanser

From their site:

Remarkable. Multi-purpose. Multi-award-winning. The original balm cleanser.

The EVE LOM Cleanser was described by Vogue as ‘probably the best cleanser in the world’ and is the foundation of our skincare regime. It changed the face of cleansing and continues to, everywhere in the world we launch, being expertly balanced for all skin types, skin concerns and environmental conditions. With its signature blend of four aromatic plant oils, specially woven 100% cotton Muslin Cloth and quick routine, the result is incredibly glowing, radiant skin with a smoother, more refined texture. The difference can be seen instantly and just keeps on improving with use.

  • Deep cleanses without drying or stripping the skin and removes even the most stubborn of waterproof make-up
  • Thorough cleansing and gentle exfoliation enables skin cells to regenerate quickly and provides a vital receptive base for beauty products to work at their best
  • Decongests and with the signature massage technique helps drain toxins
  • Exfoliates, tones, improves circulation when combined with the specially woven Muslin Cloth
  • Softens and conditions the skin
  • Visible benefits for all skin types

  • As much I love spending money on luxury products, it's hard for me to spend $135 on a cleanser. However, being called "the best cleanser in the world" by Vogue is definitely a very strong temptation.  The is the brand's star product and it is designed to be a makeup remover, skin-retexturizer, toner, exfoliant, and brightener all in one." I guess $135 is not that bad if it's 5 products in 1. I would love to test this out at some point.

    Have you tried it yet? If you have, I want to hear from you. You can buy it at SpaceNK or order from their site.

    Eve Lom Cleanser is $135
    Read more on their site: http://www.evelom.com/Cleanser-100ml/MEV0028_4599,en_GB,pd.html

    Friday, April 19, 2013

    Kate Somerville D-Scar Scar Diminishing Serum

    I had no idea how popular my scar post would be! Thank you all for all the emails and feedback. I just started trying a new scar treatment from Kate Somerville. If you have been reading my blog since the beginning, you'll know that ExfoliKate is one of my must haves and one of the very first products I reviewed. I might revisit that at one point to re-write a longer review. I didn't know my blog would be taking off the way it did when I  started. Thanks again for reading!!!

    Here's a breakdown of the product from their website-

    D-Scar Scar Diminishing Serum is designed to reduce the appearance of old and new scars and uneven texture. A powerful scar-fighting combination, this serum and rollerball applicator are designed to work together to flatten scars. With DS-7™, a microencapsulated Peptide essential to the skin renewal process, this formula encourages more normalized, smoother, softer skin. Erase time and celebrate smoother skin! 

    • DS-7, a microencapsulated Peptide, is essential to the skin renewal process. It encourages more normalized, smoother, softer skin. This unique “messenger” Peptide delivers a large amount of essential renewal information to cells.  DS-7 is protected within a patented microcapsule that is specially designed to work its way through the tight upper layers of skin to reach the spaces between the cells, in deeper epidermal layers. Once reaching the target site, the message “unlocks” and is able to tell cells when and how to renew properly, resulting in smoother, more even skin texture.
    • Botanical Extract helps even out the appearance of skin texture.
    Here's the link to the site: http://www.katesomerville.com/d-scar-scar-diminishing-serum/

    If you've tried it, please let me know!  

    It sounds very promising! I will come back to write a review of it! 

    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale White Age Defying and Brightening Serum Review

    From their site: 
    With complete age-defying and complete brightening action, this serum delivers all its benefits directly to your skin. At the heart of its pure-white, silky soft formula lies the combination of two exclusive high-performance ingredients. 

    The Imperial Orchid Molecular Extract holds the secret of the orchid's longevity, with the ability to fight all the signs of skin ageing. A new White Orchid Extract provides powerful action at different stages of the process* involved in skin clarity and luminosity. Within moments, your skin appears radiantly youthful. Absolutely moisturized, it becomes firmer and smoother.

    Facial contours are re defined, wrinkles are visibly reduced, the skin's texture is refined. Evenly toned and freed of imperfections, your skin reveals a unique whiteness and translucency. It glows with a pure and visible radiance. For maximum effectiveness, use this serum in conjunction with your Orchidée Impériale cream.

    This is what it looks like in person. The bottle could've been flashier, but it is what it is! It's pretty heavy duty though. All glass!

    My Take:
    I purchased this as a Christmas present for myself last year. I wanted something that can brighten the skin as well as combat signs of aging and this fit the bill. I haven’t had the best results using products that claimed to brighten/whiten and reduce signs of aging, so I was skeptical about spending this much money on a product, however, I’ve had great experience using their AbeilleRoyale products, so I thought I'll give this a try. 

    It took me longer than usual to write this review, because I wasn’t sure if it was doing anything to my face at the beginning, but I didn’t want to rush to write a bad review about it either. Am I glad I waited, because I LOVE this product! 

    The serum has the perfect consistency, not too thick, not too fluid. It has a pearlescent look to the serum which reflects light when it’s on your face. It is one of the most hydrating “whitening” serums I’ve used. It sinks into the skin within seconds of applying and the smell is divine and airy. It feels soft and delicate on the skin. Face is never greasy or shining after this.  

    I have noticed an overall brightening effect to the face. The best way to describe it is a halo effect on your face. Your face looks like it’s lit up from within and everything looks and feels soft and smooth. More importantly, this didn’t irritate my skin like most whitening or strong anti-aging products would. It almost calms and balances my combination/sensitive skin, which is very rare.
    I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a solid anti-aging serum that also treat dark spots that can give you a glowing complexion! 

    Verdict: Buy it!
    Orchidee White Age Defying and Brightening Serum  is $460
    Read more from their site: http://www.guerlain.com/int/en/base.html#/en/home-soins/soin-catalogue/skincare-orchidee-imperiale-presentoir/orchidee-imperiale-white-age-defying-ser-10.html_call=1


    "The Great Gatsby" taking over Tiffany & Co in New York!

    How amazing is this?

    Big kudos to the marketing team behind the movie for this flawless perfection of a partnership! Apparently, Fitzgerald was a Tiffany's customer and costume designer Catherine Martin collaborated with Tiffany & Co for their new collection with window displays inspired by the film. Some of the iconic pieces from the movie, including the Daisy headband with the feathers and the hand pieces are all available for purchase!

    Can someone fly me to NY now for this??? Absolutely love it!

    Credit: Ricky Zehavi for Tiffany & Co.

    From Tiffany and Co.-
    Academy Award-winning costume and production designer of The Great Gatsby Catherine Martin and the film’s director, producer and co-writer Baz Luhrmann joined Tiffany & Co. to celebrate the debut of the World of Gatsby at our Fifth Avenue flagship store. Sparkling with jewels from The Great Gatsby Collection, this luxurious Jazz Age salon is currently on display on the fourth floor.

    Ricky Zehavi for Tiffany & Co.
    Ricky Zehavi for Tiffany & Co.

    An exclusive video by director Baz Luhrmann about the exquisite Tiffany jewels featured in his film "The Great Gatsby." Tiffany collaborated with the film's Oscar®-winning costume and production designer Catherine Martin on the bejeweled creations. "The Great Gatsby" in U.S. theaters May 10, 2013. © 2013 Warner Bros. Ent. Watch it! http://youtu.be/pazndIkw08E

    Link to their collection: http://www.tiffany.com/Shopping/Category.aspx?cid=2605758&mcat=148206&hppromo=THPC292

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