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Rise By Beyonce Review!

I’d like to start of by saying I’m the first detailed review of this fragrance ever!

I went to Kohls today to smell the queen’s new fragrance and though it’s not my cup of tea it is a very nice! I didn’t really get that apricot in the top but the dominate player is the basil not at all the orchid. She really stands out and is the Sasha Fierce of the fragrance in the way that she takes control and you can sell her at the first spray until the very end. Freesia is there but in the way that she was in Midnight Fantasy. She adds a little pop to it, but don’t think of it as soda pop like with MF. It’s kick that she gives the Basil to make them the best of friends. The orchid that’s said to be the star is more like Basil’s backup dancer that gets a little afraid of Basil’s control and backs up hiding until later on. As it dries and you wear it more the veviter and cashmere musk get stronger and they get along very nicely with the Basil/Freesia tag team that scared orchid away. The jasmine isn’t really there on me, but it’s somewhere in this very green fresh scent. Something else that I think is there that isn’t listed is tea, but that could be the basil and cashmere musk going at it. As the day is over this turns to something very comfortable the Sasha Fierce of the show (Basil) has softened though she stays through the whole fragrance, the orchid comes out of her shell a little and Freesia is still giving basil that boost of confidence and I think she’s the only reason that Basil has lasted this long. All of the base notes stand out in the end to create something soft beautiful and comforting woods of green tea but still with a fierce kick from the freesia.

As far as sillage, with a spray on the wrist it’s soft, because the wrist isn’t my strong point since I was only testing it and wanted to get frequent sniffs but a good amount of sprays on the neck for me could get me noticed.

With lasting time, I did the one spray OVER 17 hours ago and she’s still going strong, though she does soften. As I’m typing this I continue to smell my wrist since she’s still there! But with Beyonce fragrance I get a lot of wear (Pulse I get about 12 hours even). That’s why I don’t understand people getting like 15 minutes of wear! Beyonce also said her fragrances last really long on her, so I guess we have the same chemistry (YES, SCORE FOR SEAN!)

To wrap things up, Beyonce Rise is a green, woodsy tea like fragrance with a kick of a Basil/Freesia tag team that has some florals that get masked by the team. I actually do feel confident, yet sexy while wearing this and it lasts ridiculously long. With soft sillage from one spray and something that can be a lot stronger with a few more on the new and chest, Rise is something more original and least expected from a celebrity fragrance. I give it an easy 10/10! LOOOOOVE IT! You know… I’m gonna go back and get it! Add something different to my collection!

Love You!

Seanie B.

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I never knew. I never knew that 1 day would turn into a week, then a week into 3 months. From the post on October 23rd my life took drastic changes and things began to require more and more of my time. To be honest I feel like I have abandoned you all. But the thing is, since I’ve come back, I looked at my views and some of you have been faithfully checking the blog for 3 months looking for your well deserved post. Some of you just gave up, but how could I blame you? So here you go!

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Photo Courtesy Of MAC Cosmetics

MAC Marilyn Monroe Lashes:

I have to say I really LOVE these lashes. They aren’t at all natural, because if the length and volume, but they aren’t too over the top. The lash is kind of thick to the touch of it, but it’s very moveable.  Now I know that the Marilyn Monroe Collection has been moved out from MAC, but these lashes are still available because they weren’t with the collection. They are the 35 Lash that many people have been seen wearing. Even Katy Perry!

Photo Courtesy Of GlamBeauty Blog

For a little information on MAC, the next collection is ARCHIE’S GIRLS! I’m so excited for it!

For the surprise, it is a review for the Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation:

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CLEAR BOTTLE Photo Courtesy Of Estee Lauder

Size: 1 oz

Coverage: Medium – Full Buildable

Finish: Natural, Semi-Matte

What It Claims:

15-hour staying power. Flawless all day. This worry-free, long-wearing makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity, nonstop activity. Won’t change color, smudge or come off on clothes. Feels lightweight and comfortable. Now the flawless look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day.

What I Think: I must start off by saying that this is the newer formula that I’m reviewing and it’s not the original. Now on the website customer reviews many people are being very rude to the new product and way too harsh. The product isn’t what it used to be and I’m defiantly not saying that it is, but its a good product. Better then some other products I’ve tried, that’s for sure.

So as you pump it out, the first thing you notice is that it’s defiantly thinner than it used to be, but a great consistency. It’s a little thinner than the MUFE HD Foundation. As you apply it, it blends out very well and silky. In this Winter weather down here in Maryland, you DON’T have to powder this and I have very oily skin. This is water resistant, but not completely waterproof. I say this, because with a finger drenched in water I rubbed my face and I saw no foundation come out on my finger. When I stepped out of the shower it was still their, but a very small amount that eventually came off with the swipe of my towel.

Final Thoughts: I defiantly think that you should give it a try, if your not finding something that is more natural with a light feel. It does give coverage and it can be built up, with a natural glowing look. This can be used in the winter and summer and applied with a domed, foundation, or concealer brush or a sponge.

Aside from everything else I would really love to say that you for these amazing views recently. WordPress just added a feature where you can see where your views are and from what country and I want to thank you :).

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Love you Dolls, see ya!

Seanie