Fabulous Lisa Hoffman sale!!

I just had to share this fantastic Lisa Hoffman sale that is happening right now.  The sale is live on Gilt City National until February 24.  Here’s the link:  https://www.giltcity.com/los-angeles/lisahoffmanbeautynatfeb17

I’ve previously reviewed several Lisa Hoffman products, which are the equivalent of your favorite perfume and your favorite bracelet having a baby.  Here are just a few:

Vibrant Tuscan Fig Bracelet

Vibrant Tuscan Fig Bracelet

Lisa Hoffman Kerala Ashok Garden Bracelet

Lisa Hoffman Kerala Ashok Garden Bracelet

earrings and wood beads

earrings and wood beads

Right now at Gilt City you can get $100 credit for $59, $200 credit for $100, or $300 credit for $135!!  That is a crazy good sale.  Here are some link to my previous Lisa Hoffman reviews for some ideas.  Happy shopping!  – Lisa

Perfect Graduation Gifts from Lisa Hoffman Beauty

Lisa Hoffman Kerola Ashok Garden Bracelet

Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Jewelry

Get it while you can – the Lisa Hoffman Serenity Trio

Lisa Hoffman Serenity Trio

I posted about the gorgeous Lisa Hoffman Serenity Trio set a few weeks ago, and I just have to highlight this one more time because it’s available for a limited time and is such a great value.

Lisa Hoffman Serenity Trio

Lisa Hoffman Serenity Trio

The beautiful Lisa Hoffman Serenity Trio ($49) is truly perfect for the traveler. I just went to Chicago and I brought these three tall, thin spray fragrances with me. They were exactly what I needed to keep me calm with all the crowds, and I carried them in my purse with no problem at all. I am not really one who experiments with fragrance layering, but these three work amazingly well together: French Clary Sage, which is a clean and refreshing watery linen;  Tuscan Fig, which is a combination of Vanilla Bean, Honeysuckle, Coconut Wood and Gardenia; and Japanese Agarwood, which is unique and spicy woody zest. The trio comes gift-giving ready inside a wrapped white gift box complete with a pretty ribbon.

Lisa Hoffman Holiday Floral Travel Trio

Lisa Hoffman Holiday Floral Travel Trio

There is another trio set available as well, the Floral Trio which has the ‘romantic and exotic scent of Madagascar Orchid, sensuous and glamorous Tunisian Neroli, and sultry, intoxicating Brazilian Begonia‘. It sounds beautiful – I put this on my wish list and I hope my husband took the hint. Get your set while they are still available!  – Lisa

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Fragrance Fanatic

Ah, the sweet smell of the holidays!  From the sweet and savory scents wafting through the kitchen to the clean and crisp scents of pine and berry, it’s a great time for fragrance.  It’s also the perfect time to buy perfume and cologne, and today I have my top 5 picks for the ‘Fragrance Fanatic’ in your life – maybe it’s someone on your list, or maybe it’s just YOU!

Lisa Hoffman Serenity Trio

Lisa Hoffman Serenity Trio

Lisa Hoffman Serenity Trio

1.  Lisa Hoffman Serenity Trio (SAVE!  $49)  I think this is the ultimate fragrance set for the traveler.  These tall, thin spray fragrances are perfect for carrying in your purse or backpack, and the scents are wonderfully calming…and who doesn’t need a little calm over the holidays??  The packaging is exquisite, and the fragrances can be worn alone or layered.  The Serenity Trio includes French Clary Sage, which is a clean and refreshing watery linen.  My most favorite Lisa Hoffman scent is Tuscan Fig, which is a combination of Vanilla Bean, Honeysuckle, Coconut Wood and Gardenia. It’s a sophisticated coconut scent that is great year round.  And the final scent is Japanese Agarwood, which is unique and spicy woody zest.  The trio comes gift-giving ready inside a wrapped white gift box complete with a pretty ribbon.

Valentino Uomo

2.  Valentino Oumo (SPLURGE! $77.99) This gets my vote for best men’s cologne this season.  The top notes are woodsy, with bergamot and myrtle, mid note is creamy roasted coffee, and base notes are cedar and leather.  This is a scent for the guy who can take care of everything from building a bonfire to cleaning the gutters to fixing an elegant dinner.  Come on, wood, coffee, and leather?  I don’t think there could possibly be a better combo for a man.  Or for me to get to smell…or wear myself.  Yes, this is one of those gifts you can buy for him but then use for yourself!

Carolyn Herrera 212 VIP Rose

3.  Carolyn Herrara 212 VIP Rose (SPLURGE! $72.99)  Love the packaging on this one – the bottle is very unique!  The scent is fresh, fruity and floral.  This is playfully feminine and a wonderfully sexy scent.  The top note is pink champagne, which is always fun.  The giddiness is grounded with some sophistication from the mid note of peach tree blossom and base notes of musk and amber.  Overall, this is a fun, laid back scent that is perfect for the party-going 20 or 30-something gal.

Rrrr!  Carmen Electra for Women

4.  Rrrr! Carmen Electra for Women Eau de Parfum Spray (SAVE! $39.99) Oh come on…could there be a cuter bottle???  This is – as my 11-year-old says – adorabolical!!!  I was telling Marcia about it the other day.  I said you would not believe the packaging, and she said, “But it’s exactly Carmen Electra – the woman who would actually marry Dennis Rodman!”  Just launched this year, the top notes are mandarin orange, peach and blackberry; middle notes are gardenia, jasmine and orchid; and base notes are amber, musk, caramel and sandalwood.  Cute but sexy, sweet and warm.

Viva La Juicy Grande

5.  Viva La Juicy Grande (SPLURGE! $135)  You want over the top?  The Viva La Juicy Grande is over the top in every single way.  The bottle is HUGE, the packaging is bling times 100, and the scent is really pretty. Top notes are wild berries and juicy mandarin. Mid notes are honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine, and base notes are amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and pralines.  The end result?  A beautiful mix of orange, honeysuckle, and caramel vanilla.  This is a fragrance that is suprisingly sophisticated for such a young-looking bottle.  Seriously, anyone from a 12-year-old to an 80-year-old will love this (and just think of the awesome reaction when your 80 year old grandma opens this box!!).

Travalo Milano

Travalo Milano

Travalo Milano

6.  Travelo Milano (SAVE!  $49.99) No true fragrance fanatic is without a way to take those beautiful scents traveling.  The perfect solution for any TSA issues is a great decanter – one that allays fears of spillage or a TSA  pat down.  Filling it is easy and it holds 65 sprays. It has a ‘pump to fill’ system that doesn’t expose your fragrance to the air, which can change the scent. The spray is super fine and the decant is air tight. I love the beautiful leatherette bottle which feels substantial – it has all metal parts, no glass so it is totally TSA perfect. Plus there are nine different colors available.  All fragrance fanatics will be thrilled to be gifted this awesome find.  – Lisa

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Fragrance Fanatic

Perfect graduation gifts from Lisa Hoffman Beauty

graduation

As I sit here writing this post, my cap and gown are neatly pressed and hanging in my closet, all ready for tomorrow’s celebration. The very best day for an educator is graduation day. Everything we do for kids culminates in this ceremony as we honor their hard work and send them off into an exciting future filled with endless possibilities.

Lisa Hoffman Tuscan Fig for Mothers Day

The celebration continues with graduation parties through the summer. Money is always an excellent grad gift but I also like to get creative and give something unexpected. When I think back to my graduation party, I know I appreciated the cash, but I still have some treasured gifts that remind me of the people who were such a tremendous support through my high school years. Lisa Hoffman Beauty recently sent some fragrance items to review and I know from experience that they make amazing graduation gifts!

Lisa Hoffman Mothers Day gift ideas

My favorite scent from Lisa Hoffman is Tuscan Fig, a combination of Vanilla Bean, Honeysuckle, Coconut Wood and Gardenia. It’s a sophisticated coconut scent that is great year round, but it really shines in summer and is my favorite scent for the season. Graduating girls LOVE this fragrance and all of the Lisa Hoffman fragrance items make for fantastic wedding shower gifts too.

Such a pretty yet sophisticated bottle - perfect for your vanity.

Such a pretty yet sophisticated bottle – perfect for your vanity.

Lisa Hoffman Tuscan Fig Eau de Parfume

Tuscan Fig Eau de Parfum comes in 2 fl oz for $65, as well as a handy travel size Spray for $22. Other fragrances available include the floral woody Brazilian Begonia, the green floral spice Kerala Ashok Garden, the spicy woody Japanese Agarwood, the rich floral Tunisian Neroli, the exotic floral Magadascar Orchid, and the clean refreshing French Clary Sage.  Lisa Hoffman fragrances are gorgeous and the simple, clean packaging is classic and a great gift for anyone.

Vibrant Tuscan Fig Bracelet

Vibrant Tuscan Fig Bracelet

Lisa’s fragrance jewelry is an homage to the Victorian Era, when showing your diamonds and jewelry was considered to be in bad taste. Jewelers made ‘fronts’ that covered the jewels for elegant woman as they traveled to parties and concerts. Lisa’s earrings, pendants, and bracelets all have charms similar to those ‘fronts’. The charm encases small fragranced wooden beads. The wooden beads slowly release the scent as they are exposed to air for a subtle delivery of fragrance. They retain their scent for a long time and have a great throw.

I am totally enamored with the Vibrant Bracelet Collection.Each fragrance has its own colored bracelet in vivid hues, like the amber Vibrant Tuscan Fig Bracelet ($65). Amber agate beads are complimented with rose-gold plated spacers and a rose-gold charm.

Lisa Hoffman fragrance jewelry

Lisa Hoffman fragrance jewelry Fragrance Beads

Lisa Hoffman fragrance jewelry Fragrance Beads

The bracelet comes with a container of the Fragrance Beads which go inside the charm. You can also buy refill jars of the fragrance beads for $20 so you never run out of fragrance and can put different scents into the jewelry if you’d like.

Also available is the original Tuscan Fig Bracelet ($45). This has amber-hued resin beads and howlite stone beads along with rose gold-plated brass beads and a rose gold-plated brass charm.

Tuscan Fig Bracelet - beautiful!

Tuscan Fig Bracelet – beautiful!

Lisa Hoffman Tuscan Fig BraceletLisa Hoffman Tuscan Fig Bracelet

Wearing my Tuscan Fig Bracelet

Wearing my Tuscan Fig Bracelet

I also have the Kerala Ashok Garden Bracelet, a truly striking purple bracelet that celebrates both the strength and the softness of femininity. The fragrance is a beautiful floral combination of Ashok blossom, Deep Violet, Ripe Pear, Velvety Apricot, and Sheer Jasmine. The silver fragrance charm perfectly complements the lovely vintage purple glass beads. The best part about the fragrance jewelry is the scent doesn’t hit like a ton of bricks. Instead, as you move your arm, the fragrance wafts about you in a beautifully subtle way.

Lisa Hoffman Kerala Ashok Garden Bracelet

Lisa Hoffman Kerala Ashok Garden Bracelet

love the beautiful purple beads

love the beautiful purple beads

Lisa Hoffman also has other options that are fantastic – she has fragrance earrings ($65), fragrances necklaces ($45 – $65), and other colored fragrance bracelets ($45 – $65). I have the fragrance earrings (I reviewed them HERE) and wear them all the time.

Tunisian Neroli Fragrance Earrings

Tunisian Neroli Fragrance Earrings

Lisa Hoffman Tunisian Neroli Fragrance Earrings

Lisa Hoffman Tunisian Neroli Fragrance Earrings

Graduation is very, very special. It is an amazing milestone and it deserves an equally special memento to commemorate this incredible life event. Lisa Hoffman Beauty has so many perfect gift options I know you will find something special that will become a treasure in your loved ones life.  – Lisa

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Makeup Wars chooses favorite perfumes

Today for Makeup Wars Marcia and Lisa collaborated to bring you Lisa’s 5 favorite fragrances that have the scent of coconut in them. It might just be a small part of the fragrance but it’s enough to make Lisa happy as that’s her favorite scent. (When I write collaborated, I mean I made Lisa pick and tell me about the fragrances. She did the hard part, I’m just the facilitator. — Marcia)
1.  Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder – This is a beach sunset in a bottle, a little bit of suntan oil, a lot of warm sand, and the soft scent of flowers breezing past.
2.  Viva La Juicy Gold Couture –  This is a fruity fragrance with yummy coconut and vanilla notes. This is a new addition to the Juicy Couture family and has become a favorite to wear for Lisa.
3.  LaVanila Vanilla Summer – This is a totally tropical scent with pineapple, mango, coconut milk, sugar cane, and Madagascar vanilla.  It brings me right back to sipping a pina colada on the beach in Mexico.
4.  Lisa Hoffman Tuscan Fig Parfum – this is a combination of Vanilla Bean, Honeysuckle, Coconut Wood and Gardenia.  It’s a sophisticated coconut scent, and the fragrance jewelry is to die for.
5.  Opus Oils Tropique – Opus Oils has some intriguing fragrance and Tropique really has stood out. It’s an inspired mix of chocolate, vanilla, coconut and coffee.  Delicious!
Are you a fan of coconut in your fragrance? Does it transport you to an island or a favorite vacation where you got away from the world and your worries for a little time?

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