March 28th, 2014

Happy #GIVEAWAY Friday! 
#cherrytopper #tgif

We love perfume here at Cult. Spritzing, smelling, layering, packaging, the whole bit. We always have an eye out for what’s new on the market - recently fragrance sampling programs. Our top player of the moment, Commodity Goods

                    

This company has taken fragrance to the next level with their innovation and incorporation of digital and I DIG it. Here are my top 5 reasons to love this line:

1. The feel/typography/white&copper/black&white look rocks
2. They have a mascot, Eau de Bear, who has an Instagram account
3. They mail you an at home fitting kit that comes in a legit numbered sleeve (fun to open, tiny bottles fun to spray - shown above)
4. They created interactive-easy-to-understand fragrance descriptions, that have pictures
5. Their fragrances smell unique and amazing. Our favorite is Gold

Thanks to our friends at Commodity Goods we have an awesome #giveaway for one of you today! Commodity goods will mail you their entire fitting kit, let you try them for as long as you’d like, and then send you a 100ml bottle of the fragrance of your choice. Valued at $108 dollars - this is one you don’t want to miss. Follow the instructions below to enter:

1. Do ONE of the following — follow Cult of Pretty on Bloglovin’ OR follow Cult of Pretty from your Tumblr account OR subscribe via email.

Optional 1.5 Tweet or Instagram us and tag #CultCommodity telling us you’ve entered! Then check out the Commodity Scent Journal hereand find them on social Facebook | Twitter | Instagram. (Their Instagram is beautiful, just sayin.)

2. Leave a DISQUIS comment below [click through if you are reading this post in your Tumblr feed] and tell us which Commodity fragrances you are DYING to try. (Women’s here; Men’s here) Our favorites are gold, dew, and pinot. Mmmmm. NOTE: Please don’t comment in the ‘Ask Me Anything’ or ‘Fan Note’ area of Tumblr. If you do we will not see your comment and not be able to enter you into the contest! — Please everyone click through and leave a comment on Cult of Pretty itself.

3. You must be 18 or older to enter. If you happen to be under the legal age of 18 you can have someone else enter for you. Just remember that the product will be sent to their attention.

4. This giveaway is for US Residents only - unfortunately we are unable to ship outside of the USA. Sorry!

Contest ends next Friday April 4th at 11:59PM. NOTE: If you subscribe or follow to enter, you must still be subscribed or following at the time of the drawing to win. Multiple comments do not increase your chances of winning.

Products c/o the brand, Image via Style.com

-Kristin

January 20th, 2014

Ditch the pine tree air freshener, Febreze, or that offensive-spritzing plug in. We found something that ups the ante in the home smelling department. And it happens to be très fancy.

Agraria is known for making home spaces (and bathrooms alike) smell fantastic, whether it be in the form of potpourri, diffuser, candle, bar soap or even, tassel

                    

Agraria’s scented tassels (above) are called TasselAire™. They come in a cylinder with a little bottle of oil and small syringe. Apply oil to tassel at your leisure (no need to go crazy, it’s pretty fragrant). There are eight different scents. The one hanging from above door handle and now by my desk is balsam. A deep woody cedar with a good hit of spice, a very regal scent that I associate with mansions like this one.

We love that it’s a home decoration objet and a smelly thing in one - every room can use a tassel.

Does This: Makes your abode smell wonderful
Is This: Agraria TasselAire
Get This: Saks Fifth Avenue
Price: $35.00

Product c/o the brand, Image via Petr Osipov

-Kristin 

December 20th, 2013

IT’S HERE ! 

Happiest of happy giftaway #Giveaway Friday’s - you are in for a treat.

Over the past year we have collected a stash of goodies from some of our cult favorites. Instead of being holiday hoarders (though tempting) we are gifting it all away… to two of you ! 

Find the detailed product lists below. After gawking at all of the beauty goodness, skip down for the instructions to enter. 

                    

Inside Giftaway #1: Eos Hand Cream: $3.26  | Benefit Lip Gloss: $16 | Benefit Live It Up Set: $25 | Sparitual Polish: $12 | Savon Olivina Napa Valley Natural Oatmeal Soap (Orange Peel and Clove $9 each): $18 | Shu Uenura Art of Hair Volume Maker: $48 | Memoire Liquide Fleur Liquide Reserve Edition 1.7oz perfume: $95| Tarte lights, camera, flashes mascara: $23 | Tarte complexion brightening lipstick: $15 | Mario Badescu Peptide Renewal Cream: $35 | AG Colour Care Texture Spray: $24 | We See Beauty MAKE Post Impressionism Matte Eye Shadow ($25 Each): $50 | butterLONDON Lippy Tinted Balm: $20 | butterLONDON Wink Colour Mascara: $20 | butterLONDON Wink Eye Pencil (black and brown $18 each): $36 | Ardency Inn Americana Custom Coverage Concentrate: $48 | Ardency Inn Americana Ultra Lightweight Skin Perfecting Primer: $34| Ardency Inn Eyes Like Fire Shadow: $21 |Ardency Inn Long Play Lip Vinyl: $23 | Ardency Inn Semi Goth Lip Gloss: $18 | Ardency Inn Light Catching Eye Powder: $32 | c.booth Honey Almond Nourishing Dry Oil Mist: $5.99 | NYX Love in Paris 9 Color Eye Shadow Palette: $9.99 | NYX Lip butter gloss: $4.99 | NYX butte lip balm: $3.99 | NYX Wonder Pencil: $4.49 | Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette: $59 | Urban Decay Illuminated Illuminator: $29 | Urban Decay Nail Polish: $15 | Guinot Vital Lip Care: $34 | Victorias Secret Make Up Bag: $22 | Victorias Secret Bombshell Roller Ball: $18 

Total Value: $842.71

                    

Inside Giftaway #2: Eos Hand Cream: $3.26 | Benefit Lip Gloss: $16 | Benefit Groovy Kind-a love! Set: $36 | Sparitual Polish: $12 | Savon Olivina Napa Valley Natural Oatmeal Soap (geranium and pear $9 each): $18 | Shu Uenura Art of Hair Volume Maker: $48 | Memoire Liquide Fleur Liquide Reserve Edition Crème de la Crème: $24 | Tarte lights, camera, flashes mascara: $23 | Tarte complexion brightening lipstick: $15 | Mario Badescu Peptide Renewal Serum: $45 | AG Colour Care Texture Spray: $24 | We See Beauty MAKE Post Impressionism Matte Eye Shadow ($25 Each): $50 | butterLONDON Lippy Tinted Balm: $20 | butterLONDON Wink Colour Mascara: $20 | butterLONDON Wink Eye Pencil (black and brown $18 each): $36 | Ardency Inn Americana Custom Coverage Concentrate: $48 | Ardency Inn Americana Ultra Lightweight Skin Perfecting Primer: $34 | Ardency Inn Eyes Like Fire Shadow: $21 | Ardency Inn Long Play Lip Vinyl: $23 | Ardency Inn Semi Goth Lip Gloss: $18 | Ardency Inn Boom Base Lip Balm & Base: $24 | c.booth Honey Almond Nourishing Dry Oil Mist: $5.99 | NYX Love in Paris 9 Color Eye Shadow Palette: $9.99 | NYX Lip butter gloss: $4.99 | NYX butte lip balm: $3.99 | NYX Wonder Pencil: $4.49 | Clayspray Face Mask: $59.95  | Urban Decay Shattered Face Case: $44 | Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set: $59 | Urban Decay Nail Polish: $15 | Guinot Polished to Perfection Nail Set: $40 | Victorias Secret Victora Gift Set: $32 

Total Value: $837.66

Yes this is a whopping $1,680.37 worth of product… Happy Holidays! To enter to win one of these two giftaways follow the simple instructions below. Best wishes to you all!

1. Do ONE of the following — follow Cult of Pretty on Bloglovin’ OR follow Cult of Pretty from your Tumblr account OR subscribe via email.

2. Leave a DISQUIS comment below [click through if you are reading this post in your Tumblr feed] and tell me EITHER the holiday song you can’t stop listening to on repeat OR the holiday movie you’ve seen 50 times and counting, or both if you’d like. For this girl - Mariah and Love, Actually. Done and done. NOTE: Please don’t comment in the ‘Ask Me Anything’ or ‘Fan Note’ area of Tumblr. If you do we will not see your comment and not be able to enter you into the contest! — Please everyone click through and leave a comment on Cult of Pretty itself.

3. You must be 18 or older to enter. If you happen to be under the legal age of 18 you can have someone else enter for you. Just remember that the product will be sent to their attention.

4. This giveaway is for US Residents only - unfortunately we are unable to ship outside of the USA. Sorry!

Contest ends next Friday December 27th at 11:59PM. NOTE: If you subscribe or follow to enter, you must still be subscribed or following at the time of the drawing to win. Multiple comments do not increase your chances of winning.

Products c/o the brands Image via 

- Kristin & Ann

November 27th, 2013

Let’s embark on another issue of For Him and Then You Steal It . Here we have, from cult fragrance house MCMC, something for the #1 dude in your life (yourself) for the holidays ->

                    

MCMC fragrances debuted a wildly popular beard oil in 2010. Everyone went nutso over the scent - girlfriends included. Because of this pansexual love, they went ahead and made a full-fledged fragrance, DUDE No.1 All-Natural Cologne, for men AND women. 

Developed in the heart of Brooklyn NY, this fragrance is unique in that it’s 100% all natural botanical, hence the deep yellow color. It is a blend of three woods - Virgina cedarwood, creamy sandalwood, and smoky Haitian vetivier - with accents of spicy ginger and pink peppercorn.

This scent brings us to the depths of a forest - it is very woody, green and raw. Hey MCMC, hint hint, a candle of this fragrance during these winter-esque months might need to come to light (harhar) in 2014.

Does This: Makes guys and/or girls smell delicious and woody
Is This: MCMC DUDE No. 1 All Natural Cologne
Get This: MCMCfragrances.com
Price: $75 for 1 oz

Product c/o the brand, Image via

- Kristin & Ann

October 4th, 2013

Happy first Friday of October! You know what’s coming.

It’s a #Giveaway day! And this one is a goody.

                   

A brief historyMemoire Liquide started under the name Studio BeautyMix. It was a small counter space in Fred Segal where customers could go step-by-step to create their own scent. The small counter became such a cult following that in 2007 they rebranded and relaunched under the name Memoire Liquide. 

A few short years later, they launched their own reserve perfumes. Five in total, one of which I am giving away to you! It is called Fleur Liquide. This romantic parfum has a clean, fresh, green scent with notes of blossoming jasmine and orange. I was sniff sniffing away earlier trying to figure out what it reminded me of and then it hit me: fresh honeysuckle … a youthful smell that I love oh so much.

We’re giving away a Meroire Liquide Fleur Liquide Reserve Edition gift box containing 1.7oz Fleur Liquide Eau de Parfum as well as a 5.1oz Fleur Liquide body cream valued at a total of $120. All you have to do to win is follow the steps below. 

1. Do ONE of the following — follow Cult of Pretty on Bloglovin’ OR follow Cult of Pretty from your Tumblr account OR subcribe via email.

2. Leave a DISQUIS comment below [click through if you are reading this post in your Tumblr feed] and tell me what youre favorite scent memory is. NOTE: Please don’t comment in the ‘Ask Me Anything’ or ‘Fan Note’ area of Tumblr. If you do we will not see your comment and not be able to enter you into the contest! (Sad day.) — Please everyone click through and leave a comment on Cult of Pretty itself.

3. You must be 18 or older to enter. If you happen to be under the legal age of 18 you can have someone else enter for you. Just remember that the product will be sent to their attention.

4. This giveaway is for US Residents only - unfortunately we are unable to ship outside of the USA. Sorry!

Contest ends next Friday October 11th at 11:59PM. NOTE: If you subscribe or follow to enter, you must still be subscribed or following at the time of the drawing to win. Multiple comments do not increase your chances of winning.

Products c/o the brand Image via 

-Kristin

September 20th, 2013

Happy Friday culters! 

In true thank-gahd-it’s-the-end-of-the-week fashion, it’s time for a Friday #Giveaway. How about a little touch of the tropics, from possibly the most cultish of cult fragrance brands ever.

                    

With school back in session, colors turning, and coolness gracing my face (finally), I’m going to assume you probably aren’t thinking about going on a tropical vacation soon. In which case you might think this Kai Travel Set isn’t what you need right now. But I’m telling you, it is just what you need.

Kai was created by Gaye Straza who spent years vacationing in the tropics and didn’t agree with any of the mainstream ‘tropics scents’ out there, so she made her own - and WOW did she nail it. I’ve been sniff sniffing away at these all afternoon, and then staring at this picture. Kai is Tahiti in a bottle. I’m sure of it.

This Travel Kit comes complete with shampoo, conditioner, bathing bubbles, body wash, body lotion, and fragrance sample all bundled together in a natural hemp bag. I suggest using 1 of 2 ways.

1. On your next getaway, tropical or family oriented.
2. Paired with candles + something steamy for an in home escape.

It smells That Good. 

I have this sweet Travel Set to giveaway, valued at $49. To win all you have to do is follow the steps below. Good luck! 

1. Do ONE of the following - Follow Cult of Pretty on Bloglovin OR Follow Cult of Pretty from your Tumblr account OR subscribe via email. 

2. Leave a DISQUS comment below [click through if you are reading this post in your Tumblr feed] and Tell Me the flavor of your favorite tropical drink (virgin counts). NOTE: Please don’t comment in the ‘Ask Me Anything’ or ‘Fan Note’ area of Tumblr. If you do we will not see your comment and not be able to enter you into the contest! — Please click through and leave a comment on Cult of Pretty itself.

3. You must be 18 or older to enter. If you happen to be under the legal age of 18 don’t worry, you can have someone else enter for you. Just remember that the product will be sent to their attention.

4. This giveaway is for US Residents only - unfortunately we are unable to ship outside of the US. Sorry!

Contest ends next Friday September 27th at 11:59PM. If you follow or subscribe to enter you must still be following or subscribed at the time of the drawing to win. Multiple comments do not increase your chances of winning. 

Winner will be drawn at random. 

Products c/o kai, Image via Little Plastic Horses

-Kristin

September 17th, 2013
I’m sort of over spraying fragrance all over myself but very into spraying it all over my bed.  It’s getting a bit chilly out there and what better experience than to dive under some delicious covers.
It has to be the right fragrance though - not too perfume-y, certainly not air freshener-like, preferably utterly real and luxurious.  Enter Frédéric Malle:
                 
This extraordinary perfume maker has created the ultimate in high touch room spray - and then thrown it in this mega utilitarian bottle than enables you (as in: enablers you) to spray it all over everything in sight. He calls it a Perfume Gun.  It’s dangerously chère at $185, but it’s gigantic (500ml) and lasts forever.
I slept with tried Gardenia La Nuit and it turned my room into a palatial suite tucked away in a very old, very beautiful, dewy-dank room in Venice, with a bouquet of these lush white flowers by the bedside.
If you’re in the mood to splurge and want to turn your home into a nuzzly haven for the Fall season, I co-sign any piece from his gun collection!
Does This: Makes your bed/life smell amazingIs This: Frédéric Malle Perfume Gun in Un Gardenia La Nuit (and many other scents)Get This: Here, or Barneys NYPrice: $185
Image: via Oh My Goodi.es

I’m sort of over spraying fragrance all over myself but very into spraying it all over my bed.  It’s getting a bit chilly out there and what better experience than to dive under some delicious covers.

It has to be the right fragrance though - not too perfume-y, certainly not air freshener-like, preferably utterly real and luxurious.  Enter Frédéric Malle:

                

This extraordinary perfume maker has created the ultimate in high touch room spray - and then thrown it in this mega utilitarian bottle than enables you (as in: enablers you) to spray it all over everything in sight. He calls it a Perfume GunIt’s dangerously chère at $185, but it’s gigantic (500ml) and lasts forever.

I slept with tried Gardenia La Nuit and it turned my room into a palatial suite tucked away in a very old, very beautiful, dewy-dank room in Venice, with a bouquet of these lush white flowers by the bedside.

If you’re in the mood to splurge and want to turn your home into a nuzzly haven for the Fall season, I co-sign any piece from his gun collection!

Does This: Makes your bed/life smell amazing
Is This: Frédéric Malle Perfume Gun in Un Gardenia La Nuit (and many other scents)
Get This: Here, or Barneys NY
Price: $185

Image: via Oh My Goodi.es

August 30th, 2013

Labor Day weekend is upon us! Three days of freedom and sadly the last hurrah for #NoWeekendLeftBehind… sniff … sniff… tear.

Don’t fret. Since it’s Friday we have a #Giveaway! The ultimate good smelling bug repelling concoction that sits in the pretty little bottle with gold lid below. Yes - a perfume that repels bugs. Say goodbye to the toxic zing of normal repellent … since we all love that. 

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Aromaflage was inspired by the ancient Southeast Asia practice of using aromatic oils to repel bugs. Notes of silken vanilla, orange, and sandalwood are intertwined to create a perfume that smells like exotic summer (yum) yet completely repels bugs (wha?)Instructions advise to spray liberally onto exposed skin as well as clothing before going outside for the ultimate bug repelling situation. 

After spraying and getting outdoor-sy, I stood free from bites. I’m thrilled that it works so well but I don’t completely get it. How could mosquitoes not go for something that smells so delicious? I won’t argue.

Since it’s Friday (and a three day weekend - amen) we are giving away one of these bottles of magical juice. At a retail value of $65 dollars, all you have to do to win is follow the step by step instructions below. Good luck! 

1. Do ONE of the following — follow Cult of Pretty on Bloglovin’ OR follow Cult of Pretty from your Tumblr account OR subcribe via email.

2. Leave a DISQUIS comment below [click through if you are reading this post in your Tumblr feed] and Tell Me what’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done outdoors (keep it G rated). NOTE: Please don’t comment in the ‘Ask Me Anything’ or ‘Fan Note’ area of Tumblr. If you do we will not see your comment and not be able to enter you into the contest! (Tragic) — Please everyone click through and leave a comment on Cult of Pretty itself.

3. You must be 18 or older to enter. If you happen to be under the legal age of 18 no worries, you can have someone else enter for you. Just remember that the product will be sent to their attention.

4. This giveaway is for US Residents only - unfortunately we are unable to ship outside of the US. Sorry!

Contest ends next Friday September 6th at 11:59PM. NOTE: If you subscribe or follow to enter, you must still be subscribed or following at the time of the drawing to win. Multiple comments do not increase your chances of winning.

Winner will be drawn at random - happy weekend! 

Products c/o Aromaflage Image via Fashion Gone Rogue 

August 28th, 2013

Last week I had the privilege of going to Elements Showcase, and peep some of the latest greatest products on the market. Turns out just when you think they’ve thought of it all, they haven’t! I was surprised by the amount of new creativity and innovation in beauty.

Here were some of my favorites… 

1. sjal skincare Sjal is a Swedish word meaning spirit, mind, heart, & soul. Created around the notion that health and beauty is the result of connectivity between the spirit, mind, heart & soul. I’ve mentioned that I’m from Colorado? Totally into this. Each product has a mineral element to it - sapphire, nano gold, silver, or pearl. This notion of connectivity and minerals must work because the creators had the most beautiful skin I’d ever seen.

2.Brass Engraved Nails by K/LLER I’m not one to choose favorites but… I saw these nails, and I died a little. Ever since my plain un-brass-embellished ring finger is just looking a little sub-par. This line of jewelry is in fact Killer. I want all of it. I’ll have to start with a brass nail, or two. 

3. Canvas & Concrete A fragrance primer. Could this be the next big thing? Spritz on before your scent to assure it sticks. AND! If you want to switch from day to nigh aroma, spray this over your first scent and it takes the smell away, prepping you for a new one. It is Concrete yet also a Canvas. Brilliant right? 

4. STOP THE WATER WHILE USING ME! This line of products was sitting alone, unrepresented. I stopped to check it out because the not-so-abstract-message left me curious. I found their website which was entirely in German, but you can guess from the name what these are all about. Completely natural skin care line with biodegradable packing and an Eco message to not waste water. Straight up and to the point. I dig it.

5. Liaison de Parfum  Another product that won me over with the typography. Each bottle has a message ie. “Stay With Me" that comes in a box shaped like an envelope. On the back of each box is a poem/story that leads to the fragrance name. The scents range from light and floral to deep and gourmand. It comes as no surprise, the scent is a reflection of the parfums story. Talk about the perfect gift

You might find it hard to believe, but this wasn’t all of my cult discoveries… stay tuned 

-Kristin 

August 23rd, 2013

It’s Friday (yes). 

If your day hasn’t gotten off to a wonderful start, timing at this moment is in your favor because we are … giving something away!

                    

Introducing Victoria, the newest Eau De Parfum by Victoria’s Secret,  inspired by VS angel Behati Prinsloo (gorgeous face above). Not only is this girl blessed with an amazing bod, she is recently engaged to rockstar Adam Levine, and she is adorable. Her new campaign for the fragrance sums it up.

This scent combines classic rose, with fruity top notes and a gourmand base of vanilla and Créme Brûlée - it’s indulgent without being too sweet or young … a modern twist on the rose.

Back to your good timing - we have a bottle to spare and it could be yours! To enter to win this 50 ml/ 1.7 fl oz Victoria’s Secret Victoria Eau de Parfum, valued at $52 follow the simple steps below:

1. Do ONE of the following. Follow Cult of Pretty on Bloglovin’ OR be a follower of Cult of Pretty on Tumblr OR subscribe via email. 

2. Leave a DISQUIS comment below [click through if you are reading this in Tumblr] and tell me what you would name your signature scent, if you were asked to make a fragrance! NOTE: Please DO NOT comment in the ‘Fan Note’ or ‘Ask Me Anything’ sections because I will not see them and you will not be entered in the giveaway. <—Everybody please click through and comment on the blog itself. 

3. You must be 18 or older to enter. If you happen to be below the age of 18 but you REALLY want this fragrance, just have someone older enter for you. But note that the package will be sent to their attention. 

4. This giveaway is for US residents only. Sorry out of country fans! Much love but unfortunately we are unable to ship to you. 

Contest ends Friday August 30th at 12pm E. In order to win, you must still be subscribed at the time of the drawing, and multiple comments will not increase your chances of winning! Though I do look forward to what you have to say. 

Winner will be chosen at random. Happy Friday and good luck! 

-Kristin 

 Image Vogue Turkey


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