Thursday, January 23, 2014

Everything Is Coming Up Roses

Left : Elie Saab rose print dress from the 2014 Spring/Summer collection


"Roses are red, violets are blue, everything is coming up roses in style and beauty, so why don't you?"

Okay, I'm not the best wordsmith when it comes to rhyming, but I have been seeing a patter of rose-based items popping up in my beauty routine lately!! And what female doesn't love the smell and look of roses??  There was even an article posted on Huffington Post Style, HERE, on the many benefits of rosewater in beauty products. 

Here are a few of my favorite beauty related ROSE items from above and what I use them for:

1. Rosewater & Glycerin, $7 :  This stuff has been labeled as "aromatherapy" water because it's supposed to be calming and soothing due to the smell and the "vortex" water.  I like to use this product to refresh my skin during the day or after a workout by just spritzing my face. The glycerin component is soothing for my dry skin.  

2.  Smith's Rosebud Salve, $6 :  This isn't anything new, I've used this product for years.  I remember the first time I picked one up was from my fave store Anthropologie and have been hooked ever since.  And it's not just for lips - oh no, it's all purpose!  For chapped hands and fingers, diaper rash, rough cuticles, anything dry!  And yes, it smells like roses.  I like the tin aspect because it doesn't break off like most chapsticks do (and it looks vintage-y!) but they actually do make it in a tube now also. 

3.  Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial, $48 :  I've been reading a lot lately on how good Vitamin C is for our skin.  So when I when I was at Sephora the other day and used that nifty little screen gadget thing looking for a VC product for my skin (have you used that touch screen btw yet?? it's SO cool!) it suggested this one and it got lots of stars for its rating.  It's a night time cream that is supposed to deliver brighter skin over time and help with discoloration, thanks to the Vitamin C.  The rose component is just a plus I think due to the smell of this cream - it's scrumptious and smells like a delicate rose.  Not overpowering at all.  My skin always feels awesome the next morning I wake up from using it.

And of course it wouldn't be a JennySue post without some actual makeup love!  My favorite product with the name ROSE actually in it, would have to be this magical shimmery blush I highlight my cheekbones with...


I also love the idea of wearing rose prints when the temps warm up.  I know roses could go very wrong and look like something from your grandma's house, but when done right, I think it could look very sophisticated and girly!  I'd try something like this tunic dress or these printed jeans!

Do you get into the ROSE themed beauty and style items popping up




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