Beauty Must Have: Chanel N°5

A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” – Coco Chanel 

We all have tons of perfumes, but there is always that one. It’s only worn on special occasions.  Chanel N°5 Eau De Parfum is no ordinary beauty must have. Introduced to the world in 1921  by French couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel . The chemical formula for the fragrance was compounded by French-Russian chemist and perfumer Ernest Beaux and it has been history ever since .

In 1920, when presented with small glass vials containing sample scent compositions numbered 1 to 5 and 20 to 24 for her assessment, she chose the fifth vial. Chanel told her master perfumer, Ernest Beaux, whom she had commissioned to develop a fragrance with modern innovations: “I present my dress collections on the fifth of May, the fifth month of the year and so we will let this sample number five keep the name it has already, it will bring good luck.”

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Can you guess what this classic perfume is made of?

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes Aldehydes, Bergamot, Neroli, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart Notes Iris, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose
Base Notes Base Notes Amber, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver

 

The legacy has expanded to N°5 EAU PREMIÈRE SPRAY and N°5 L’EAU SPRAY .

 

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The super lux version which is limited edition is N°5 PARFUM GRAND EXTRACT. The now and forever fragrance, in its rarest, most collectible form. With a very limited quantity available, the grand flaçon of N°5 is a treasure for the parfum connoisseur and fragrance collector alike. Its fabled heritage and abstract, eternally sensual bouquet are further elevated by this grand presentation — the classic faceted bottle, secured by means of baudruchage, a masterful sealing technique perfected by CHANEL. A hand-assembled, artisan-crafted case protects and encloses the legendary scent. LES GRANDS EXTRAITS may be dabbed onto skin using the jewel-cut cabochon stopper or artfully displayed among a woman’s most cherished keepsakes.

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Fall starts Thursday, September 22…while you are shopping for your attire treat yourself to this everlasting scent.

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A Chic Kaftan

Summer is almost over. Well technically we have about 36 days left. Its been a very very did I mention very hot summer. Temperatures have reached 98 degrees, but because of the rising humidity it feels like 110 degrees or higher. So what does a person wear for the next 36 days? To end the summer on an amazing note, I’ve decided to wear all my favorite items. Or at least the items I’ve purchased and still haven’t worn.

Brooklyn Flea at Prospect Park Smorgasburg , haven’t heard of it? You have 5 more Sundays to attend. The food is really good, but dress comfortably. Thus the reason for my outfit. Even though it was pretty warm I wanted to protect my body not only from the sun, but from the bugs. They were out and about, but my bright colors scared them away. Mission accomplished!

Let this be the summer you break all the rules and just go for it. Wear a long sleeve shirt with shorts…..a tee shirt under a sleeveless dress…a slip dress with sneakers. Summer motto: You only live once!

 

Dress (Try this) // Bag // Shoes

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What do you plan on wearing the rest of the summer?

 

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“You Get ALMOND COOKIE SHEA SOUFFLÉ , You Get ALMOND COOKIE SHEA SOUFFLÉ , Everybody Gets ALMOND COOKIE SHEA SOUFFLÉ .”

If you’ve never heard of Lisa Price of Carol’s Daughter you have been living under the BIGGEST rock. Established in 1993 with encouragement from her mother, Lisa Price started to make high quality beauty products in her kitchen in Brooklyn, New York. Once friends and family raved at how good her products were the rest was history. The brand Carol’s Daughter was birthed. This brand is now owned by L’Oreal and is sold in places like Target, Walmart and  Rite Aid to name a few.

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I’ve had the pleasure of trying out several Carol’s Daughter products, but my all time favorite body product is ALMOND COOKIE SHEA SOUFFLÉ . I wish computers where scratch and sniff because a description wouldn’t do the product justice. Let’s just say it smells exactly like its name Almond Cookie. Yes, I’ve tried to taste it…epic fail. Not only does this product smell amazing it is extremely moisturizing and here’s why:

Ingredients

  • Coconut Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Soybean Oil
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Rice Bran Oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Pro-vitamin B5
  • Carrot
  • Aloe Leaf

All these ingredients working together to create a rich, nourishing souffle. It almost sounds like food. I have very sensitive skin and because there are No Silicones, No Parabens, No Petroleum, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Colors I never have to worry about a break. A little goes a longggggggg way.

Try ALMOND COOKIE SHEA SOUFFLÉ and all the other Almond Cookie products.

 

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Hello My Name is……

My name is Hope S. Morgan. I ABSOLUTELY love my name, but that wasn’t always the case. As a kid I didn’t like my name at all.  I got teased soo often I begged my parents to change my name. Now that I am older and much wiser I’ve gained to appreciate it more and more. FYI My sister’s name is Faith…..seriously.

I was recently online ok you caught me on Instagram and stumbled upon Prone to Wander Los Angeles  and instantly became a fan! It’s owned by friends turned sisters in law who both quit their jobs and always wanted to do something in the art and design field. “The opportunity to work together came, and alongside that is the opportunity to bless little lives by the little things we create.” Prone To Wander LA creates TPU Cases, Wood Cases and Art Prints. All products range from $5-$16. The best part they are hand painted and made to order.

PROTECTIVE. FASHIONABLE. SLEEK
TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) n. A hybrid material – a mixture between hard plastic and soft silicone.
Our clear TPU cases are a favorite! It covers all sides of the phone, offering protection from scratches and marks, but still sleek enough to hold, or slide in and out of your pocket! Streamlined to fit perfectly on your phone, buttons are precisely cut to allow full access to all functions.
 PROTECTIVE. UNIQUE. NATURAL.
Our cherry wood cases are simplicity and uniqueness rolled into one. Precisely cut to allow full access to all functions of your phone. It is sturdy and protective, covering all sides of the phone.
Each wood case is unique, no two cases are alike!

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While I was going through each page of the TPU cases, I noticed a case with my name on it. Click. Add to cart. Send. The case is durable, clear enough to show off the iPhone design and all around chic! I strongly encourage everyone to check out this site. You will not be disappointed.

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Upgrade your phone case at Prone to Wander Los Angeles

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Beauty Must Have: Sirocco Sands

If you’ve never heard of & Other Stories you are missing out. This brand is like the well curated H&M which they are owned by. Their clothing, shoes and accessories has a vintage look with a trendy flair. The shoes are comfortable and can go from day to night. Everyone seems to be in the line of beauty & Other Stories has dipped their foot in and are now swimming. From bon bon tree scented lotion to paillon melon liquid lipstick they have it all.

My all time favorite scent is Sirocco Sands . With over 20 scents (yes, I’ve tried them all) you can’t go wrong. Each scent has it’s own distinction and are best at different times of the year. Sirocco Sands is great in the summer, but I love this scent soo much I wear it all year round. It smells like “soft desert dunes serenading warm wildwood and bittersweet fruitage.”

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Sirocco Sands Hand Cream comes in a home size of 250 ml/8.45 fl oz.  The travel size is 30 ml/1fl oz. It can fit in your cosmetic bag as well as your back pocket. The color of the lotion is the same color of the swatch on the front of the tube.

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The Sirocco Sands Body Mist also comes in two sizes  150 ml/5.07 fl oz (home) and 50 ml/1.7 fl oz travel. The color of the mist is clear and fast drying . I love the size of the travel scent. I take it everywhere I go. All you need to do is pump the bottle twice and more than enough comes out.

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Check out & Other Stories 20+ scents.

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LBD=Long (Maxi) Black Dress

My hand is slowly getting better Thanks for asking and I’m sure you’ve noticed the posts are shorter as well. “Rest your hands”…doctor’s orders. So I won’t tell him about the blog posts if you don’t.

It is August 5th and I feel like Fall is in the air. The weather is now in the low 80’s. I can’t believe New York Fashion Week  is in less than a month. I was recently in Rhode Island and I definitely had to take advantage of the scenery. The weather was only 78 degrees. No complaints here! To be quite honest I would love to live in 80 degree weather all year long. Not to0 hot, not too cold…just right.

Summer is almost over so that means Pre Fall is right around the corner. It is still time to wear your last minute summer items, but if you are like me when the weather drops you start to cover up just a little bit more. While on my road trip I decided to wear something comfortable and wrinkle free. You can never go wrong with a black short sleeve maxi dress. I tied a chambray shirt around my waist because denim goes with everything!! To top off the whole outfit you can’t go wrong with a pair of sneakers. And most importantly “don’t forget your sunglasses”.

H & M (try this) // JCrew // Adidas // Miu Miu

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The One Beauty Must Have That Never Fails

I am currently typing this post with 1 1/2 hands. I sprained a muscle in my left hand. Yes, it hurts but the show must go own!

There is only one beauty item I swear by. No matter what the circumstance, occasion, time of year or day this beauty product never lets me down. Other products have come and gone, but no matter what I ALWAYS keep a tube of this in my make up kit. It has won countless awards and the top make up artist swear by it as well. Want to know what it is? Maybelline Great Lash Mascara . It comes in several  shades of black such as Blackest Black, Brownish Black and Very Black.

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What is Great Lash ?

Great Lash® Washable Mascara conditions as it thickens. The lash-doubling formula glides on to build great-looking lashes while the lash-building brush makes it easy to get a full-lash look. Allure Readers’ Choice and Best of Beauty Award Winner.

BENEFITS

After 40 years, Great Lash is still America’s favorite mascara. This mascara features a lash-doubling formula that glides on to build great-looking lashes. The lash-building brush makes it easy to get a full-lash look.

Ophthalmologist tested.
Hypoallergenic tested.
Suitable for contact lens wearers.

HOW TO USE/APPLY

Step 1. Sweep the lash-building brush from the root to tip of lashes.

Step 2. Continue building volume until the desired lash look is achieved.
Step 3. Do not let mascara dry in between coats.
Step 4. Easily remove mascara with Maybelline Expert Eyes® 100% Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover.

The very best place to buy this product and this is a total secret buster is Walmart.  I cannot leave Walmart without purchasing a tube.  So head to your local drug store or Walmart and don’t forget the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara.
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