Most people think of Spring as the transition time when the effects of the Winter cold, wind and indoor heat have left their skin feeling dry, dehydrated and even flaky. Living in Southern California, we are also experiencing weather in the 90's which has its own dehydrating effects on the skin. Therefore, my Red Mountain Mud Treatment is the perfect solution.
This naturally moisturizing and soothing mud is ideal for normal to dry skin types, and helps leave a healthy glow and smooth finish. The red mountain mud provides a high content of minerals that aid in keeping skin healthy, radiant and full of life. The essential oil of Sage helps to reveal a healthy glow and even complexion while imparting its lovely therapeutic scent. A handy mud treatment scoop is included. Click Here
The Red Mud is the ideal treatment when used on your face, neck and shoulder area creating the perfect pick-me-up for radiant skin.
Every year, I cannot wait until Pantone introduces the Color of the Year which Pantone states is a symbolic color section; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and attitude. The 2018 Color of the Year is Ultra Violet - Pantone 18-3838, which is created by combining red and blue. Ultra Violet suggests the complexities of natural gems, textures and florals. The color is a unique way to pair it with greens and greys because it evokes natural elegance.
On the right side, check out ideas to help maintain your healthy skin and attitude, as we enter Springtime, as well as ideas to add a little "Ultra Violet" to your everyday life.
In addition, let me know if you need help with your
gift-giving needs throughout the year. I want to help make your shopping easy and less stressful.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any hints or ideas, and I will include them in my future Newsletters.
Vinci & Rakos * Who Makes Sense?
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The Who Makes Sense? Store on my website features unique, vintage and
one-of-a-kind items, such as paintings, prints, crystal, ceramics, jewelry, collectibles and books. If known, the history or story of the item will be included. The one-of-a-kind items will change on a regular basis, as they are sold, then replaced with new finds so have fun browsing on a regular basis.
The most popular category is Vintage Fragrances/ Discontinued Fragrances. Women's and men's fragrances that have been discontinued by cosmetic and fragrance houses are featured, such as: Uninhibited by Cher, Eau de Calandre by Paco Rabanne, Charlie and Deneuve. With your order, you will receive a gift from Vinci & Rakos.
There are twelve (12) exciting categories in the
Who Makes Sense? Store*:
*Candles, Candle Holders
*Greeting Cards, Books Magazines, Journals
*China, Porcelain, Ceramics, Stone
*Collectibles, Decorative Boxes, Surprises
*Crystal, Glass, Mirrors
*TV & Movie Memorabilia, Dolls, Toys, Games
*Vintage Clothing & Cosmetics
*Paintings, Prints, Frames
*Vintage Fragrances, Discontinued Fragrances
With your order, you will receive a Fragrance Gift from Vinci & Rakos.
Descriptions of 200+ Parfums
These scents will help you embrace Springtime and all it has to offer with the emergence of new flowers and fruits and their scented blossoms.
The perfect floral fragrance with a semi-oriental twist to the senses. Starts off with a blend of fruity top notes of orange blossom, bergamot and apricot. Expands into a sensual middle of jasmine, tuberose, lily of the valley and ylang ylang. The warm ending of tonka, musk and amber makes this the perfect evening fragrance. The fragrance can take you all the way to Summer. Boucheron type.
An uplifting combination of fresh and cool citrus notes with a warm herbal base. The ideal clean and refreshing scent for the man and woman of action.
A warm and sensual combination of white musk and earthly delights with a hint of floral accents. It is warm and sensual but at the same time devastatingly fresh and clean smelling. Both men and women find Earth arousingly exciting. One musky whiff will have you coming back for more. The scent of Earth allows everyone's personality and body chemistry to come through creating a more individual and unique fragrance experience. Earth has been the signature scent of Vinci & Rakos * Who Makes Sense? for over 25 years.
The perfect multi-dimensional fragrance that is fresh and lively but also sensual in its delivery. It captures not only floral and fruity notes but adds gourmand ones to round out its unique appeal. It begins with the freshness of pink passion fruit, watermelon and mandarin with twists of hyacinth, tuberose, lily and rose rounded out with juicy sweetness of caramel, crème brulee and vanilla with perhaps some patchouli. The unique combination creates a very coquettish and flirtatious blend for the senses. Juicy Couture Type.
Honeysuckle is a sweet, highly nectar scent with hints of green and fruity. In order to capture the natural honeysuckle scent, other floral notes have been blended together to help create this highly fragrant, slightly passionate and spicy aroma.
If you want to feel like a million dollars, this might be the opulent and brilliantly designed fragrance for you. A very fresh, floral and seductive fruity fragrance that begins with top notes of bitter orange, raspberry and neroli with a jolt of sweet orange blossoms that helps awaken the senses. The heart of the fragrance peaks with subtle notes of jasmine and fresh gardenia. The dry down base of the luxurious blend offers patchouli and white honey, as amber helps to engulf and pull the beautiful composition together with its warmth and sweet seductiveness. Paco Rabanne Lady Millionaire Type.
Sheer Ginseng Gold
In the spirit of the original Ginseng Gold scent but with a lighter blend of spices, amber and vanilla accented with touches of bright citrus and green notes. Warm and spicy created with an uplifting twist and great for the Spring and Summer months and the daytime.
Jasmine has always been considered the king of flowers and a favorite of all perfumers. A fresh, floral, honey-like sweet scent with a fruity-herb like undertone. Its aroma can be intense so Sheer Jasmine was created to be lighter in its delivery and elegance.
Light, less intense version of the fresh and floral combination of spring flowers and powdery notes that makes up the scent of Radiance. Perfect for daytime or when you want to feel like it is always Springtime.
More of a basic Vanilla - not sweet, more woody - and sheer in feeling and scent without any other predominant notes added, however, the blend has lots of depth and lasting power. Many clients want a Sheer Vanilla so they can wear it alone or add over or under other scents. Similar to the way "Earth Parfum" clients use Earth - alone or as a base. Sheer Vanilla is a basic necessity for everyone's fragrance list.
Sheer Vanilla & Patchouli
A classic blend of Sheer Vanilla with a dark, almost brooding patchouli creating lots of depth and richness, definitely smoky in its approach. A must for everyone who loves patchouli but wants just a sweet touch of vanilla.
Beautiful femininity, gentleness and romantic love created with lush florals of lilac, violet and tuberose and spirited fruity notes of orange blossom and citrus. Warmed with powdery, woody notes of sandalwood, musk and vanilla to create a breathless, floral experience. Beautiful type.
A classic and timeless French inspired floral blend dominated with tuberose and highlighted with notes of gardenia, jasmine, lily, rose and lilac. Finishes with a smooth, powdery and captivating base to help embrace your being. White Shoulders type.
Gently blended with notes of soft white musk, smooth woods and powdery heliotrope. Delicate hints of green and moss notes round out this crystal clear water blend. A clean scent almost like wearing nothing but softness.
*For those clients who are ready to embrace Spring, now is the time to experience lighter, and sheer scents.
*Florals, Florals, Florals are everywhere when it comes to your wardrobe. Invest in a great floral top or jacket that can go from day to evening. However, be careful not to go floral from head to toe. Men can also spruce up their wardrobe with a floral tie or shirt.
*There are inexpensive ways to liven up your Living Room and Bedroom to get you in the mood for Spring. If fresh flowers are out of the question, fill large bowls or vases with silk flowers in soft and gentle colors of pale yellow, mint green and light pink and violet to help capture the feeling. You can also spray your favorite fragrance on the silk flowers.
*Consider changing out your throw pillows to match the dawning of the new Season. "Ultra Violet" is the Color of the Year according to the Pantone Color Institute. It is a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. All of the stores and discount outlets are filled with this vibrant color. All shades of purple/violet will work, as the colors light the way to what is to come.
*Now that Spring has arrived, cosmetic companies are once again featuring lipsticks that are Matte in their delivery. And, there are so many different versions of the color NUDE that everyone will be satisfied. However, blending a sheer violet or purple over your Nude shade will help bring a little Spring into your life.
*STILL HOT: Your brows are the perfect way to frame your face. If your brows have issues, you can fill them in with liquid, pencil or powders. I found that powders are easier to work with. I discovered the MUA Professional Complete Brow Kit that includes two universal brow shades, brow wax, brow gel with brush and a double-ended angled brush/rounded brush. The two shades help you created the perfect brow color.
*If you go from morning to night without anytime to freshen your makeup, you might want a more long-lasting facial foundation. Consider Revlon's Colorstay which comes in 32 shades, and in two formulas, combo/oily & normal/dry. However, don't go too dark this time of the year.
*STILL HOT: Eyeliner helps create a soft, dramatic or sexy look. I am a lover of eye liner and found that Almay's Liquid Eyeliner has the perfect flexible tip to help create the perfect line or wing. It has all day wear and is water resistant.
*Mascara will help brighten your eyes no matter what time of day it is. And, at night, apply an extra coat of mascara to create a "let's go out" tonight look. All the beauty magazines are featuring lots and lots of mascara as a must have for Spring. Cake mascaras are hot once again.
*Keep using your sunscreen/sunblock before outdoor activities. Don't let the clouds fool you, the sun will still get through, especially on your face, earlobes, neck and throat. A BB Cream is also the perfect way to combine sun protection, light color and facial moisturizing
*Sometimes it is so hard to exercise outdoors when it is raining or you are running late. Why not consider The Sanddune which is the most perfect exercise companion? I use mine several times a day to keep me in tip-top shape and my balance in check. I even blow dry my hair while on The Sanddune to save time. To review,
*Men need to make sure that they are taking care of themselves all year long. My Herbal Invigorating Foot & Muscle Rub is one of their favorite products. Great when used before putting on your socks and shoes or after a day of golf or exercise. Why not give each other beneficial foot massages? Click Here