MarieClaire.com

Beautyhabit Fragrance Sample Program, Beautyhabit

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The 60 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready. To give you a running start on sharpening your style this season, we’ve created the definitive list of the best online shopping destinations to visit right now, from fashion and beauty to lifestyle and home decor.

Beautyhabit
Fragrance junkies, get a whiff of this perfume program. Modern luxe online apothecary, Beautyhabit, boasts a $15 “Try Before You Buy” system that lets you spritz a trio of your chosen scents to see if they blend well with your body’s natural chemical makeup, before investing in a larger-sized bottle. Each will come with a $10 coupon to use toward your final purchase. If eau de toilettes aren’t your thing, the e-shop also supplies free samples of other cosmetics with every purchase, automatically.

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California Life

Seren, Willow Eau de Parfum, Beautyhabit

Seren as seen in California Life...

...and available online at Beautyhabit: https://www.beautyhabit.com/collections/seren

Willow Eau de Parfum

An enticing fragrance composed around Osmanthus blossoms. The wearer will be transported to a vintage convertible on a country road. Just imagine, worn leather seats and the gentle hum of the engine as warm summer air envelopes the body. This hypnotic essence introduces refreshing top notes of lemon, hints of gardenia and a kiss of sheer Jasmine. Base notes of tea and bergamot give Willow an intoxicating warmth. This delicate and fresh scent is uniquely seductive.

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wellandgood.com

Kure Bazaar, Cappuccino Nail Lacquer, Beautyhabit

Kure Bazaar as seen on WellandGood.com...

...and available online at Beautyhabit: https://www.beautyhabit.com/collections/kure-bazaar/products/kure-bazaar-nail-lacquer-cappuccino

Cappuccino Nail Lacquer by Kure Bazaar: The Top 23 Nail Polishes That Are 5-Free

Chemicals plastered to your nails for a week? Um, no thanks. Until fairly recently, our digits were often subjected to five sketchy—and outright toxic—ingredients every time we got a mani-pedi. We’re talking formaldehyde (yes, the stuff they use to preserve dead bodies), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, formaldehyde resin, and camphor, which can do a bunch of nasty things to your body, from triggering allergies to disrupting your endocrine system. If you’ve been on the hunt for formaldehyde-free nail polish, you’re not alone.

To the rescue is a group of trailblazing, wellness-savvy lines like Priti and Obsessive Cumpulsive Cosmetics who are helping change the nail game big time. Now, even more manicure companies are jumping on the 5-free bandwagon—and they don’t skimp on quality, color, or creativity, either.

With so many healthier mani options on the market, does that mean chemical-heavy formulas will soon be a thing of the past? We have our (well-polished) fingers crossed.

Originally posted August 16, 2015. Updated July 19, 2017.

Want formaldehyde-free nail polish? Keep reading for 23 top picks.

Kure Bazaar

Known for: Its 85 percent natural formulation (it’s based on wood pulp, wheat, cotton, potatoes, and corn), and cool concepts are influenced by its founder, Brazilian-model Kartika Luyet.

Shade to try: Cappuccino, $16—the ultimate go-to nude.

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PerfumePosse.com

Eau d'Italie, Rosa Greta Eau de Parfum, Beautyhabit

Eau d'Italie as seen on PerfumePosse.com...

Rosa Greta Eau de Parfum by Eau d'Italie: Garbo Smells! Rosa Greta Giveaway

Garbo.  Greta Garbo.  Is there anyone in the Universe who doesn’t at least know The Name?  I did a quick poll of friends across gender and generation lines and found one thing in common:  they all know The Name.  Most of them have not seen any of her films and they couldn’t really tell you anything about her – not the era of her stardom or even if she’s still alive (several of my younger pollsters thought she might still be, which would be a near Vulcan-like feat, considering she was born in 1905) – what every one of the 8 people I polled agreed with, Garbo is synonymous with Old Hollywood Glamour.

Her love life was always a mystery – depending upon the source(s) she was  possibly bisexual and possibly polyamorous.  What we do know is, she was intensely private – and that, in and of itself, has a glamour all its own, especially if you are beautiful, wealthy and very, very famous.  Story tells it that in 1938 Miss Garbo left Munich for Ravello on the Amalfi Coast, to be with the noted symphony conductor Leopold Stokowski in preparation for their anticipated marriage – the marriage never happened but you can imagine that the 1938 versions of TMZ and Twitter went bonkers over the story (the photo accompanying the story makes her look like she’s just faced a firing squad but it’s probably just a really old microfiche).  Just imagine, the beauty of the Amalfi Coast, with its wild roses and lemon groves, one of the most beautiful and most famous women in existence, in a tryst with a musician who was famous in his own right.  The Stuff of Legend.

I’ve only been to the Amalfi Coast once, decades ago,  – but I shall remember it forever.  For a young woman, traveling with a lover, it is a sublime journey full of sunlight, wine, the intoxicating smells of the countryside and the sea…the cliffs, towns and villages that looked as if they’d stayed the same since Garbo’s time – and we were not Garbo & Stokowski.  I can only imagine their experience went to Eleven!

In Rosa Greta Eau d’Italie has  captured the essence of the Amalfi Coast in springtime, full of those wild roses and lemon groves and sunlight. Every spritz is a burst of sunshine and sea air, roses, herbs and citrus are carried on the breeze and everything (even the fishmonger at the market stall) is breathtakingly romantic.  I imagine Garbo in boycut trousers and a crisp white shirt, just a hint of Rosa Greta at her pulsepoints, off to the market to get the best wine and the freshest catch for the cook to prepare for that evening’s meal, on the terrace, high above the sea.

I can go on about this because this really is one of my favorite areas in the world but I'd rather give you a chance to try it for yourself. Beautyhabit – my beautiful, wonderful BEAUTYHABIT – sent me 2 samples... AND a FULL BOTTLE of this lovely scent.

I would love to keep it all for ME – but that would be mean.  So!  I am going to do a giveaway for the full bottle and both samples!  Where is your most romantic destination?  Real life or fantasy.  Tell me a little story about it.  I’ll have The Girl (a true romantic) pull 3 names – two will win the sample size and one lucky romantic will receive the beautiful full bottle.  This giveaway is open to all but closes on July 11!

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AhaLife.com

Child Perfume, Limited Edition Spray, Beautyhabit

Child Perfume as seen on AhaLife.com...

Child Perfume Limited Edition Spray: This Week's Best Sellers

Child Perfume from Los Angeles, CA
They say one whiff of this tonic white-floral fragrance is enough to seduce any man (or woman, for that matter). Use with caution. Fans Say... "Never have I found a perfume that is beyond description, except for Child. It has to be experienced." — Anonymous
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