L’Oreal is just snapping up brands left and right lately! In more recent beauty news, L’Oreal has purchased Carol’s Daughter! Unknown to me Carol’s Daughter actually filed bankruptcy back in May but Lisa M. Price, owner and creator of Carol’s Daughter, had sent a personal letter to Uptown magazine denying the brand was in any trouble, “Carol’s Daughter is still going strong after twenty-one years and the future has never looked brighter,” she wrote.
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Pralines and Powdered Sugar Perfume Oil is yet another fragrance celebrating the birth of Lilith, Ted and Beth’s daughter (owner’s of the Lab). This delicious fragrance promises the scent of praline ice cream and beignet dust! Mmmm I’m such a fan of foodie fragrance oils so of course, I purchased this!
It’s time for the Ulta Limited Edition Holiday 2014 Shower Smoothies kids! I admit I love me some Philosophy 3 in 1 Shower Gels but Ulta Shower Smoothies are right up there on my awesome list. These 3 in 1 body washes can be used in your shower, as a bubble bath, or even as a shampoo!
And they are available in new Holiday 2014 limited edition fragrances!
Every year Beth and Ted, owners of the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, create a series of limited edition perfume oils celebrating their daughter, Lilith’s, birthday! What a great way to celebrate a child’s birthday and something, year’s from now, she can look back on. Each oil is inspired by events in Lilith’s life for that year. It’s kinda special because if you’re a fan of the Lab’s fragrance oil you kinda get a little piece of Lilith’s life with each oil!
Beth created her oils and they are available for a limited time on the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Ted’s oils actually make an appearance on the Lab’s sister site, Black Phoenix Trading Post, which is where collectibles, oils, soaps, candles, t-shirts, and more can be purchased. Ted’s oils were actually the most appealing to my nose so I purchased three of the seven he created.
One I didn’t purchase was “A Stroll Through The Quarter” but his little blurb on it was so touching that I thought I’d share, “People are always asking me, “Why do you carry Lilith on your shoulders all the time?” My answer is….simply because I love her. Someday she won’t want me to pick her up, and it will break my heart. “Pick me up, daddy!” will always be answered with a yes.” I thought it was really beautiful and also fitting because there are just so many times you’ll see a photo of Lilith and Ted together shared on across Beth’s social media and in most cases Lilith is indeed atop her dad’s shoulders in it.
One I did purchase that was very appealing to my pirate good nature (Hey, you’re either a pirate or a ninja in this world! And I happen to be pirate! Yo ho yo ho and a bottle of rum me maties!) was Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Captain Lilith and her First Mate!
These are my thoughts on the fragrance.
Beauty and Makeup Advent Calendars are huge this year and The Body Shop Advent Calendar takes things to another level with a selection of bath, body, skincare, nailcare, and other beauty goodies to make your Christmas countdown all the more enjoyable.
Take a look!