New Beauty Product to Try

OK, I have to admit, I am a huge sucker for adorable packaging.  I may have admitted to this before.  Nonetheless, I found this collagen facial mist and decided I had to try it.  I spritz it on directly after my moisturizer morning and evening.  So far my verdict is that I love how it feels.  I haven’t used it long enough yet to see any significant difference, but anything that gives my skin moisture has to be good.  @esfolio.


The beautiful cut-glass bottles from 4711

You may already be familiar with the famous company 4711 from Cologne, Germany, known for the familiar bottle with the blue and gold label – Kohlneswasser (I hope I spelled that right!).  A true eau de toilette, the fragrance is so fresh, it defies description.  I have been a fan since a child as my grandmother and mother used it.  I’m not a fan of heavy fragrances, so this hit all the marks for me. You can literally douse yourself in it and it remains light and breezy.  Naturally my curiosity was stirred when I found these new combinations.  I ordered them as a test and they truly stood up to my expectations.  With summer around the corner, citrus-y blends seem so natural and these combinations are lovely.  Let me first start with the packaging, (see below). I am a pushover for beautiful packaging and these are in boxes so pretty, I hated to open them.  Just so elegant, just like the bottle inside. 

The fragrances are, Lime & Nutmeg, Lemon & Ginger and Pepper Berry and Grapefruit.  The Lime & Nutmeg was the only one that seemed a bit ‘stronger’ I think due to the nutmeg. Still light but with a little longer of a note – great for a summer evening. 

Bottom line – I am singing their praises.  All these are available on The Hive Shop should you be interested.

Facial Rollers

Facial rollers, yay or nay?  I had to look into this since I was starting to see more of this product here and there.  I was given one by my children, so I have been using it regularly.  The claims are that they eliminate puffiness by exercising the lymphatic system, increase circulation and sooth fine lines. Personally, I was skeptical at first, but I have been using mine regularly and I’m really loving it.  I find that the increased circulation is the real benefit.  Increased circulation, means looking less tired, and forces better blood circulation through the face.  As far as the fine lines, I’m not so sure, but I do like the massaging and soothing effect.  I can imagine that if you kept this in a cool place (even the fridge!), that it would feel terrific after a day in the hot sun!  So I say, yay!

Skin Care is Everything

I used to work for @Esteelauder many years ago when I was in my 20’s.  I have been using their products ever since, evolving with my skins needs.  I still get asked what I use and here it is.  Advanced Night Repair* (I use it during the day sometimes as well), is an amazing product and sets the foundation of my routine.  I’ve always been a soap and water girl, and still am, but Estee Lauder has a number of wonderful cleansers as well. 

A very good moisturizer is imperative and it is important to change with the seasons. In the winter my skin is in need of more, so I switch from Day Wear to Revitalizing Supreme or their Re-Nutriv Line

As far as specialized treatments, I just started using their Perfectionist Pro Instant Resurfacing Peel.  I can honestly tell you it is amazing and I am seeing the results already.

*Available on The Hive Shop

Guerlain Lipstick

How beautiful is this lipstick case? I found these gorgeous cases @Sephora.  They come in several different colors and materials.  You customize by choosing your case and your color lipstick.  They open to reveal a great double mirror.  I have plenty of lipstick, but I have a hard time resisting something so pretty!