Beauty Review: Tory Burch Love Relentlessly

The other day I grabbed a plain, white bar of soap and inhaled. I couldn’t remember the name of the soap but just one whiff brought me back to my teenage years and the exact place where I used to wash my face with the same white soap in the hopes it would bring clearer skin. That’s what the sense of smell is, it’s a powerful time stamp on your life.

And that is exactly what American designer, business woman and philathropist, Tory Burch decided to capture when she created her latest fragrance ‘Love Relentlessly’.

Tory Burch: Image from http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=87804

Tory dedicated her latest fragrance to her parents, Reva and Buddy, and their passionate love story. After eloping in 1961 Tory’s parents claimed they were “mad for each other” and never looked back.

(Image from: http://www.instyle.com/beauty/fragrance/tory-burch-love-relentlessly-icons) 

Tory explains how fragrances were such a big part of her life growing up and she decided to create Love Relentlessly to capture those moment in her personal life. Even the name is an ode to her father who use to sign anonymous love notes to her mom in the newspaper with the name ‘Love, Relentless’.

This beautiful perfume carries these fragrance notes:

  • Pink Grapefruit
  • Pink Pepper
  • Sicillian Lemon
  • Sparkling Pear
  • Rasberry
  • Lychee
  • Rose Essential
  • Orris
  • Jasmin Sambac
  • Patchouli Heart
  • Australian Sandalwood
  • Vetiver
  • Cedarwood Heart
  • Tonka Bean Absolute
  • Amber Tonic

My own thoughts? It’s a lovely scent that is peppery, with a touch of citrus, and a lingering sweetness. It’s an extremely classy fragrance for a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to get it. Think Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Grace Kelly who were also inspirations for this scent.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Image from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/28/style-lessons-from-jackie-kennedy_n_3660541.html)

Grace Kelly: Image from http://wallpapersdsc.net/celebrities/grace-kelly-23704.html

Love Relentlessly has the suggested retail price of 5,625PHP for 100ml and 4,650PHP for 50ml. It can be purchased at Rustan’s The Beauty Source outlets and through www.toryburch.com.

Learn more about Tory Burch and her other products through her:

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You can also check out the tags #loverelentlessly and #toryburch on Instagram

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Review: Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder

We live in a tropical humid climate that has basically two types of weather conditions: hot or hotter. As a child, I remember being soaked in baby cologne and dusted in baby powder to keep me fresh and dry. But it’s been recently noted that talc, the leading ingredient in almost all powders, is linked to cancer and a variety of lung ailments. Not one to take the chance, I banned all powders from our home.

I was recently invited to try Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder to see if this safe alternative could do the job of keeping my family feeling fresh longer. I’m happy to report that this nifty little powder with its own puff does precisely what it sets out to do.

Made from certified natural rice and maize and carefully formulated without any harsh chemicals, this lightly scented hypo-allergenic powder spreads easily without any dust particles and really keeps skin feeling cool and refreshed. I also love how it doesn’t leave a white residue.

Fin and Nara now enjoy using it on their backs before play time and even my husband Carl is preferring to use it on his feet instead of his usual foot powder with talc.

In case you need anymore convincing, here’s this adorable video with Scarlet Snow Belo showing us how to keep cool in our hot weather:

Belo Baby Talc-free Powder is now available in leading supermarkets and department stores nationwide but you can also buy it here and enjoy free delivery until May 31 with a minimum purchase

Learn more about Belo Baby Talc-Free Powder through their:

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I’ll be doing a giveaway on my Instagram for three lucky readers to try this wonder powder for yourselves. Stay tuned!

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Baby Barangay for Calyxta This May

As you probably know, I have been a huge fan and supporter of Calyxta.Com since its beginnings. As one of their beauty experts, I have had the privilege of road-testing their amazing products and writing articles for them for over two years now.

So you can imagine how honoured and thrilled I was to be invited together with my favorite girls Patty, Nicole, Bianca, and Kelly to be Calyxta’s covergirls for the month of May.

It was lots of fun to spend the day laughing with my favorite girls. Thank you, Calyxta for getting us and what we hope to share to other moms out there. We really loved doing this with you.

Here are some articles and videos as part of this wonderuful feature. Click on our names for the articles.

Kelly Misa-Fernandez:

Nicole Hernandez-De Los Angeles

Bianca Santiago-Reinoso

Patty Laurel-Filart

Cat Juan-Ledesma

Learn more about Calyxta through their:

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