TODAY IS AN EXCITING DAY!
ByMeneka turns 2! I started this platform to provide reviews and swatches for people with darker skin tones and I’m glad to say that it has done exactly that. It’s been an awesome 2 years with so many opportunities!
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Rose Gold. I mean…there is a reason that I am obsessed with this color. Just look at Paco Rabanne’s Olympéa Eau de Parfum.Beautiful right? The second that I saw the images hit the internet I knew…this was going to be one of those bottles that I collect and showcase in my glam room. From the dusty rose gold to the glistening rose pink and even the warmer copper blend, the packaging is absolutely stunning.The concept for Olympéa is based on the idea of a modern Greek goddess that evokes strength, dynamism and conquests. The bottle is shaped like a laurel crown and adorned with a jeweled cap. It is the female counterpart to the masculine Paco Rabanne Eau de Toilette Invictus, which was inspired by the athletic spirit, competition and victory.
When I finally conquered my lust for the bottle, I sprayed it on my wrists for the first time and…
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It’s the scent that started it all. Tom Ford’s Black Orchid debuted in 2006, making it the first fragrance from the designer.
It is a statement fragrance that is described as an oriental chypre – a rich and spicy woody fragrance. It has top notes of French jasmine, black truffle, black currant, ylang-ylang and effervescent citrus. The heart notes hold the spicy floral punch of Tom Ford’s black orchid which lead to the woody base noes of dark chocolate, amber, vetiver, vanilla, balsam, patchouli and sandalwood.
As opposed to the brighter and more feminine Velvet Orchid, Black Orchid is a classically dark fragrance that basks itself in luxury. Honestly, it took me a long time to come around to Black Orchid because of its smoldering spicy notes. I tend to favor more fruity and floral notes – more on the sweeter side – and Black Orchid definitely took me on a…
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It’s time to finally announce our NARS Cosmetics giveaway and this one is solely for you blog subscribers!
For this giveaway, I really wanted to celebrate all of the new content that we have on the blog that was created to help you find the very best in fashion and beauty.
Two blog subscribers will win one (1) set of the following:
- NARS Audacious lipstick in Angela — Modern lipstick so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture the sensation is audacious. Unadulterated luxury glides on like satin across skin with single-stroke coverage.
- NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Dione — Mesmerizing Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow features a luxuriously smooth transformative texture.
- NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Never Say Never — The application of a lipstick combined with the convenience of a pencil in a jumbo crayon design. Lips are instantly saturated with rich pigments and a velvety matte finish. The long lasting, non-drying formula is enriched with emollients…
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