Tuesday, May 21, 2024

CC Loves... These Chic Scents!

Darlings, CC shares in today's post her favorite fragrances for body and hair!
Balmain Hair Perfume, at saksfifthavenue.com, a sophisticated, delicate mist that boosts the senses and delivers a fresh and harmonious fragrance with notes of star anise, pinewood, jasmine, orange blossom, lilac amber, vanilla and sandalwood. The perfume is infused with silk protein and argan elixir to nourish, repair and protect the hair, providing care and a long lasting, gorgeous scent.
Gucci Bloom Eau de Toilette, at gucci.com, characterized by a trio of Jasmine Bud extract, Tuberose and Rangoon Creeper. Further enriching the scent, a honeyed sweetness and green citrus facet is captured through the addition of Neroli accord—its delicate freshness and ethereal radiance embody the glowing twist on Bloom’s white floral signature.
MAYA No. 2. Fresh-cut roses blend seamlessly with warm, musky undertones, creating an irresistibly sexy fragrance perfect for nights filled with romance. Forget the past; this is the rose of the new era– fresh, bold and beautifully seductive. 
Top Note: Ambrette – A musky note with a hint of sweetness to captivate from the first dab.
Middle Note: Geranium and Moroccan Rose – The heart of the perfume, where floral meets sophistication, creating a vibrant yet delicate scent experience.
Base Note: Precious Woods, Amber, Musk – A warm, deep base that lingers, adding a touch of mystery and allure to the airy florals.
Le Labo Another 13, at lelabofragrances.com. This scent, like all Le labo fragrances, is unisex. It's composed of ambroxyde, a synthetic animal musk, making it an addictive potion blended with other carefully selected ingredients such as jasmine and moss. CC pairs it with Le Labo’s most (in)famous scent, Santal 33.
ORIBE Travel Cote D'Azur Eau De Parfum, at fwrd.com. CC keeps one in her gym bag and another in her travel kit! This spray for hair and body features top notes of fresh lemon, black currant, Calabrian bergamot and Sicilian orange, paired with quieter hints of white butterfly jasmine and the creamy warmth of sandalwood.
Which of these fabulous fragrances smell scrumptious to you?

Friday, May 17, 2024

CC Loves... Geisha-Inspired Beauty!

Darlings, CC finds endless inspiration from the beauty rituals of the Japanese geisha!
Photo via vogue.com.

Perfect One Focus Smooth Cleansing Balm

This award-winning Japanese balm provides deep pore cleansing, effectively removing not only makeup, but unwanted detritus such as sebum and keratin that can clog pores. 

Curél Japanese Skincare Makeup Cleansing Oil

Tough on makeup, gentle on your skin, this cleansing facial oil gently removes makeup, dirt and oil from deep within pores. CC loves that it’s formulated to be gentle on dry, sensitive skin, washing away impurities without stripping skin of natural ceramides.

Tatcha Rice Polish, a gentle foaming enzyme powder made from Japanese rice bran to exfoliate and polish skin for a healthy glow, at tatcha.com.
Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue Liquid Lip Color Shade 54, Strawberry Red, at chanel.com. 

When it comes to a geisha’s traditional stage makeup, the white makeup and dramatic lip and eye are more subtle by candlelight (which is how geishas traditionally perform). “Their makeup comes from the kabuki heritage, specifically so that people can see their expression on the stage by candlelight,” Tsai says. “It’s much more translucent in person than it is in pictures.” They buy a white powder at their local apothecary and mix it with a solution to create a paste. The red lipstick is called Kyoto Red, made from beni, which is a pure extract from Japanese safflower. 

Excerpt from interview of Tatcha founder Vicky Tsai via byrdie.com.

What do you think of these amazing items, darlings? Any skincare secrets to share?

Thursday, May 16, 2024

CC Loves...

Darlings, here are the little lovelies that currently have CC smitten!
Tom Ford mirror leather Padlock Chain pointy naked sandals, at tomfordfashion.com.
AREA x Sergio Rossi A5 sandal, at fwrd.com.
Alaïa New Mina 32 leather shoulder bag,  at mytheresa.com.

Mètier Perriand City leather tote bag, at net-a-porter.com.

 Gucci GG cotton canvas puffer vest, at gucci.com.

Tom Ford croc embossed mini shorts, at tomfordfashion.com.

Alaïa Deeser bow-detail cotton miniskirt, at mytheresa.com.

 Balenciaga Pantaleggings T36, at fwrd.com.

Retrofête Rosanna Romper, at saksfifthavenue.com.

Valentino Garavani embroidered tweed minidress, at saksfifthavenue.com.

David Koma crystal-embellished cady midi dress, at modaoperandi.com.

 Bottega Veneta shiny leather bustier midi dress, at fwrd.com.

Ulla Johnson Ines floral-printed silk maxi dress, at modaoperandi.com.

Zimmermann Ottie floral linen slip dress, at mytheresa.com.

Reem Acra embellished strapless crepe gown, at saksfifthavenue.com.
Which of these pretty pieces do you 💖?
CC perennially covets those spectacular sandals from Tom Ford!

Friday, May 10, 2024

CC's Mother's Day Beauty Bonanza!

Darlings, show mum some love with these gorgeous gifts guaranteed to get her glowing from head to toe!
Oishin Oil, an organic, noncomedogenic moringa oil blend for hydrated, nourished skin.

Made By Dentists Sensitive + Whitening Toothpaste, a CC fave!

DIBS Beauty Status Stick, available in 3 chic shades, this award-winning, oversized highlighting stick for face and body adds a skin-enhancing sheen anywhere you want it!
Which of these amazing items catch your eye?

Monday, May 6, 2024

CC Loves...

Darlings, happy new week! Here are the little lovelies that currently have CC smitten:
DRU. More Pops 14k yellow gold diamond signet ring, at  modaoperandi.com.

Piranesi 18k white gold emerald ear climber, at modaoperandi.com.

Saint Laurent aviator gloves, at ysl.com.

Christian Louboutin Sandale Du Desert sandals, at saksfifthavenue.com.

Prada Galleria large leather bag with floral appliqués, at saksfifthavenue.com.

 The Row Bindle 3 leather hobo bag, at modaoperandi.com.

Acne Studios silk crop top, at mytheresa.com.

Reiss x McLaren F1 Team Peak leather racing  jacket, at saksfifthavenue.com.

 Prada printed silk-twill minidress, at saksfifthavenue.com.

 Nensi Dojaka Heartbeat sequined minidress, at mytheresa.com.

Amir Taghi Veronica gathered satin mini dress, at modaoperandi.com.

Saint Laurent ruched one shoulder silk dress, at ysl.com.

Christopher Esber Vivenda draped jersey  maxi dress, at mytheresa.com.

Stella McCartney chain-collar satin gown, at modaoperandi.com.
Which of these pretty pieces do you 🧡?

Friday, May 3, 2024

CC Loves... Pallini Limoncello!

Darlings, with Mother's Day around the corner (next Sunday, May 12!), CC toasts magnificent moms with Pallini Limoncello!
Pallini Limoncello is a natural liqueur that has been crafted by the Pallini family in Italy since 1875, made according to a family recipe that dates back more than 100 years! As you may know, my fellow fashionistas, limoncello is one of Italy’s most loved and treasured liqueurs its rich, fresh citric taste, its history, and because it's perfect for any occasion. Limoncello Pallini transports you to the fabulousness of Italy’s Dolce Vita, where Pallini Limoncello cultivates Costa d’Amalfi PGI lemons used to produce its remarkable limoncello. This delicious type of lemon is also referred to as “Limone pane” (bread lemon) due to its edible peel. Rich in vitamin C and refreshing essential oils, Limone Costa d’Amalfi PGI is known for its low acidity, sweet taste, and unusually large size.

If you prefer to abstain, enjoy Pallini Limonzero, the world’s first zero proof limoncello! Made with the same renowned Sfusato lemons from the Amalfi Coast, Pallini Limonzero is ideal for those who love a delicious Limoncello cocktail without the buzz. Pallini Limonzero is vegan and gluten free! The virgin version has achieved numerous accolades! In 2022, the Global Spirits Masters competition awarded Pallini Limonzero the Master award, and in 2023, The Ultimate Spirits Challenge awarded Pallini Limonzero 92 points and a Best Buy medal.

Make brunch beautiful with these signature Pallini cocktails!

Pallini Spritz


● 2 parts Pallini Limoncello

● 3 parts Prosecco

● 1 part Sparkling water

● Lemon or Orange slice for garnish

Add first three ingredients in a large wine glass filled with ice and garnish

Pallini Zero Spritz


● 1 part Pallini Limonzero

● 2 parts non alcoholic sparkling wine

● Garnish with lemon slices & rosemary

Add first two ingredients in a large wine glass filled with ice and garnish

Learn more about Pallini here and follow @pallinilimoncello!

Cheers, darlings!