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Why You Need Beauty Sleep For Fresh, Healthy-Looking Skin 

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Why You Need Beauty Sleep For Fresh, Healthy-Looking Skin 

While you may rely on skincare and makeup for a fresh and youthful complexion, sleep is the real foundation of healthy skin. Sleep is essential for repairing, regenerating, and restructuring skin cells, so you wake looking refreshed and radiant. Adults need at least seven hours of sleep per night, but 40% of Americans get less than six, Forbes reports. The importance of sleep shouldn’t be underestimated — not just for beauty, but for boosting mental and emotional health and minimizing risk of age-related disease. Here’s how a good night’s sleep can give you your best skin yet.

Sleep repairs and renews skin

During sleep, dead skin cells are shed and replaced by new ones. Collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid are produced to maintain the plumpness, elasticity, and translucency of your skin. These molecules also prevent premature aging including lines, wrinkles, and sagging. You get a dose of melatonin to further keep age spots and fine lines at bay. Getting enough sleep also encourages oxygen and blood flow to the face which expels pollutants and free radicals lingering from the day. As a result, damage is repaired and you wake up in the morning fresh faced.

Sleep lowers cortisol levels

Sleep-deprived bodies produce more cortisol, an inflammatory stress hormone which causes acne or psoriasis. Cortisol also stimulates oil-producing sebaceous glands leading to clogged pores and breakouts. Not only does sleep prevent acne, but it also hydrates the skin. That’s why your complexion looks dull, dry, and dehydrated when you don’t get enough shut-eye. High cortisol levels also cause weight gain, fatigue, illness, and chronic disease.

Creating a bedroom for sleep 

A serene bedroom is essential for getting that beauty sleep. Make sure your room is cool, dark, and quiet. Use a humidifier to keep your skin hydrated overnight, which is particularly important in the winter. Make it a rule to keep electronics out of the bedroom. A firm mattress is essential for restful sleep; it supports your body and keeps your spine aligned therefore keeping back and joint pain at bay. Use silk pillows to minimize friction between your skin and the pillowcase and prevent wrinkles and fine lines. The silk fibers will also keep your hair smooth and avoid tangles and breakage.

Lastly, if you struggle to fall asleep, practice meditation or deep breathing exercises before bed. Not only will your skin be rejuvenated after a good night’s sleep, you’ll also experience improved mood and emotional well-being. Adopt a healthy sleep routine to look and feel great.

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Rihanna In Atelier Versace @ Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Anniversary Event

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Rihanna  was in attendance to celebrate her Fenty Beauty by Rihanna anniversary  held at Overseas Passenger Terminal on Wednesday (October 3) in Sydney, Australia.

She wore a  custom made  straplesss Atelier Versace printed python mini dress.

 

Her look was styled with a matching Atelier Versace hat, heels   along with a  Stalvey bag plus a selection of Chopard jewels.

 

 

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Rihanna In Burberry Trenchcoat @ Sephora In Dubai

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Rihanna was in attendance at The Fenty Beauty talk in collaboration with Sephora, for the launch of the Fenty Beauty’s new Stunna Lip paint ‘Uninvited’, took place in Dubai on Saturday (September 29).

At Fenty Beauty Artistry Event she wore a Riccardo Tisci’s Spring 2019 Burberry  trench coat  .

She styled with a pair of Manolo Blahnik  PVC heels , Stalvey’s mini top-handle bag  , and a  variety of   jewelry from Chopard , Harry Kotlar and Le Vian completed her look.

 

 

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Rihanna In Monse Trenchcoat Promoting Fenty In Dubai

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Rihanna arrives for the launch of Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Rihanna In MonseLip paint “Uninvited” at Sephora Dubai Mall on September 29, 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

She is  wearing a  custom Monse  trenchcoat dress styled with a big crystal Oscar de la Renta belt buckle .

(Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for Fenty Beauty)

Her look as completed with  strappy Giuseppe Zanotti heels and rectangular sunglasses by George Keburia.

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Marcello Costa Honored @ GSF Awards Gala in Cannes for Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design in Fashion and Film

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Brazilian-born New York-based celebrity hair and makeup artist Marcello Costa  was  honored at the Global Short Film Awards Gala on May 19, 2018 at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes, in Cannes, France.

Fashion Sizzle 2017 New York Fashion week (9.9.17)

Marcello Costa’s name and work is associated with many prestigious events including the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, Golden Globe Awards and the Cannes Film Festival. His creative work can be seen on many top fashion week runways, from Milan to New York and Paris, as well as at Couture Fashion Week New York.

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He has worked with major fashion brands including Dolce & Gabanna, Cavalli, Versace, Armani, Tom Ford, Moschino, Victoria’s Secert and Andres Aquino.

Mr. Costa has worked with  celebrities  including Beyoncé,  ,Oprah Winfrey,  Angela Basset,  Priyanka Chopra, Stevie Wonder,Terri McMillan, Alfred Woodard, Brandy,  Coco, Queen Latifah, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna,  Alicia Keyes and Mariah Carey. His work has been featured in major publications such as Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, O Magazine, Chinese Femina, Essence Magazine and others.

Marcello Costa’s film and television credits include Shine, Saint Joseph, Other Minds, The Mustard Seeds, The Light Watcher, Ebenezer, White Collar, Orange is the New Black, Jerseylicious, Mob Wives, Running Russell Simmons and more.

“Marcello is a very creative artist always in search of new beauty heights and expressions”, says GSF Awards Festival Director and Founder Andres Aquino.

 

Marcello Costa is a professional hairstylist and renowned make up artist living in New York. Born in Brazil, he started to develop his passion for beauty, after many years of working experience around the world and training with institutes like Redken and Paul Mitchel, he became a L’Oreal certified hairstylist and a licensed cosmetologist.

With more than 15 years experience interpreting the hair and make-up requirements of clients and the ability to produce both a creative and technically accurate visual representation; ensuring that models, performers, presenters and others have suitable hair and make-up looks before they appear in front of cameras or an audience.

 

Marcello has the ability to maintain a person’s image while re-creating a refreshed style, but Marcello’s magic comes in the transformation of a person’s complete look – both hair and make up. This know-how is the result of years of ongoing commitment to various MAC-PRO cosmetics courses and the MUD ACADEMY for special effect makeup by Tish, NYU.

Marcello established clientele by working with the fashion industry and creating hairstyles for catwalk models, magazine editorials and catalogues.Marcello has worked fashion week for New York, London, Paris and Milan. He also participates in the award circuit Cannes Film Festival, Tony Awards and The Oscar’s.

Marcello Costa also teaches courses and workshops and he is fluent in 5 languages English, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

 

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Different Types Of Braids

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  • A Regular Three-Strand Braid. It’s the baseline of braids. …
  • The Fishtail Braid.
  • French Braid.
  • The Upside Down Braid.
  • The Dutch Braid.
  • The Milkmaid Braid.
  • The Four Strand Braid.

braid (also referred to as a plait) is a complex structure or pattern formed by interlacing three or more strands of flexible material such as textile yarns, wire, or hair. Compared with the process of weaving, which usually involves two separate, perpendicular groups of strands (warp and weft), a braid is usually long and narrow, with each component strand functionally equivalent in zigzagging forward through the overlapping mass of the others.

 

The most simple and common hair braid is a flat, solid, three-stranded structure. More complex braids can be constructed from an arbitrary number of strands to create a wider range of structures. Braids have been made for thousands of years in many different cultures, and for a variety of uses.

 

Cornrows or braids, are an ancient traditional African style of hair grooming, in which the hair is braided very close to the scalp, using an underhand, upward motion to produce a continuous, raised row.Cornrows are often formed in simple, straight lines, as the name implies, but they can also be formed in complicated geometric or curvilinear designs.

 

Side-swept cornrows 

Depending on the region of the world, cornrows are worn by men or women, or both, and are sometimes adorned with beads or cowry shells. Often favored for their easy maintenance, rows can be left in for weeks at a time if maintained through careful washing of the hair and regular oiling of the scalp.

Box braids are hair braids which are characterized by “boxy” or square-shaped hair divisions. They are typically created by adding in synthetic braiding hair (i.e. kanekalon hair). This hairstyle is a means of protective styling.

French braid, or French plait is a type of braided hairstyle. The French braid is an adopted hairstyle that originated in Algeria. The French braid includes three sections of hair that are braided together from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck. Variations on this hairstyle include the Dutch braid and the Fishtail braid.

The Dutch braid goes by many names, including the “reverse French braid.” In fact, the Dutch braid is done exactly like a French braid, except that you cross the strands under instead of over. It may look complex to a beginner, but it is actually quite simple! A basic Dutch braid will work on most lengths of hair, but if you have very short hair, consider a double Dutch braid instead.

 

 

The Fishtail Braid

Crown Braid or crown plait is a traditional Ukrainian hairstyle usually worn by women with long hair. It consists of a single braid wrapped around the head.

 

 

The Upside Down Braid

Crochet braids, also known as latch hook braids, are techniques for braiding hair that involve crocheting synthetic hair extensions to a person’s natural hair with a latch hook or crochet hook. This method is associated with African American hair culture.

The Milkmaid Braid  hairstyle is basically two braids that are wrapped on top of your head.

 

 

Three-Strand Braid

The Four Strand Braid.

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Rihanna in Versace @ Fenty Beauty Milan Launch Event

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Rihanna  was in attendance at  the Fenty Beauty makeup launch on Thursday (April 5) in Milan, Italy.

 

She is promoting the release of  “Fairy Bomb” glittering pom pom and the “Body Lava” luminizer from the Beach Please collection, which will hit stores on Friday. Order it on Sephora.com.

This Fashion Sizzler is wearing a black strapless leather  Versace Fall-Winter 2018  mini dress.

 

 

Her look was styled with Tom Ford heels and  Chopard jewels.

Rihanna makeup details Here

 

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Kim Kardashian West in Versace @ KKW x Mario Dinner In LA

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Kim Kardashian  attended  the KKW x Mario Dinner at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills on Saturday evening (March 31) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

She is wearing a black Versace  Spring 2018 dress.

 

 

 

 

10 years ago when we met I never dreamed we would be launching our own products together! @makeupbymariohas taught me everything I know about make up! I’m so proud of this collection of our favorite eye shadows and lips! Stay tuned…. KKW X MARIO

 

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Maya Smith Gives Tips on Mastering Mousse

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Not Your Momma’s Hair Mousse

20-Year Stylist and Natural Curl Guru with Tips on Mastering Mousse

 

Styling mousse first came on the scene back in the 80’s when big hair was the thing. Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston were the ladies who set the hair trends back then. I’m sure if you see pictures of your mom from the 80’s, you will see the waterfall bangs and curls that were teased, fried and crunchy. It was a cool look then. It’s not cool now. Hair styles and the products we use have changed over the decades.

 

Maya Smith, International Master of Natural Curls and founder of The Doux®, a haircare line she created specifically for naturally curly hair, has seen the evolution of mousse from the very beginning to now. We caught up with Maya and scored some amazing tips and insights to help you know which ingredients to look for and how to best use mousse to maximize your modern style.

Q: First to get things clear, what is the purpose of mousse? How has it changed from when you first saw it back in the day? What is the main difference from the mousse we see today and those from the 80’s and 90’s? Were they intended for different kinds of styles, textures?

A: When I started in the industry, the 90’s hair was in full effect. Naturally curly girls used mousse to create the Hillary Banks (Fresh Prince of Bel Air) “wet” look. For volume a diffuser was used to get hair to stand up at the roots. The visual results were awesome, but if you tried to re-style your hair once it dried, you were in big trouble! While it was used on curly weaves, extensions, and wigs, mousse wasn’t even an option for girls with super-tight curls or kinky textures. These days, mousse is still used to achieve great definition and shine, but less emphasis is placed on how high your hair stands up, or how stiff the overall look is. It’s much more about softness and movement.

Q: What are some ingredients to look for? What’s good and what should be avoided?

A: Always be sure to look at the ingredients when shopping for products because this can make a big difference. Ingredients such as sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), Isopropyl, and Prolyene have been found to cause breakage and dry out your hair. The best way to achieve healthy hair is to have that balance between protein and moisture.

Q: What causes that crunch and what were some of the problems with the mousse options available that inspired you to create your own? Can mousse be combined with other products? What are the benefits of combining products and steps?

 

A: It’s common for mousse to be combined with gel or cream because most mousses on the market contain alcohol to make the hair dry faster. They are also polymer rich, which creates a sticky coating on the hair, much like a hairspray. This can leave hair feeling dry and stiff. We formulated our Mousse Def as an all-in-one solution for this problem. It creates the shine and definition of a mousse, yet leaves hair soft and touchable with no flaking.

Q: How does mousse compare to gels and balms? Are gels a thing of the past? Can a balm be used in place of a mousse?  

A: Mousse and gels are water-based products that contain polymers and holding agents that “stiffen” on the hair shaft in order to hold the hair in place. On the other hand, balms, pomades, and control pastes are what we call emulsions, are a mix of oils and water. The Doux’s Bonita Afro Balm is an emulsion developed for moisture and softness that also contains a small amount of polymer for a softer, more flexible hold.

Q: Finally, are Salon or Professional brands worth the money? Do they contain better ingredients?

A: Yes. Products that were formulated for salon use typically contain a higher quality of ingredients. They also contain less water and fillers, so you’re getting a more concentrated product with longer-standing results.

 

Q: What other advice can you offer to girls with natural curls who want to mix up their hair styles?

A: Try something new. Gone are the days when heavy pomades and gels were your only styling options. Girls who have natural curls deserve to enjoy lighter products that are easy to apply, and create bounce and movement. Maximizing your natural God given hair is what’s popular now.

About Maya Smith:

 

Maya Smith is an International Master Stylist and Founder of The Doux Salon and haircare line now available in Target. With over two decades of styling experience Maya dedicated two decades to cracking the code on curl care, maintenance and expert styling. When it comes to caring for one’s natural hair and styling it, according to NaturallyCurly, Maya is among the best there is.

While still in high school, Maya got her hair cutting license and graduated from beauty school. Soon after graduating high school, Maya began following her passion and worked as an assistant for celebrity stylist Tracy Johnson. She learned from Johnson and progressed as a hair stylist for celebrities and entertainers. Years later the military wife would relocate to Germany, where Maya opened up her first salon The HoneyComb, a mecca for textured hair care for women from all over Europe, The UK, and as far as Africa. Maya’s unique system of textured hair styling sparked the development of The DOUX® haircare products, first launched overseas, and distributed throughout Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands.

Currently, Maya leads a carefully selected team of stylists at The DOUX® Salon in Macon, Georgia and celebrated the arrival of The DOUX® in select Target stores nationwide. Maya Smith, wife, mom of 5 and savvy business woman is an example not just for women of color but for all women who believe their gifts can impact the world, striving for entrepreneurial endeavors with grace, ease and hustle.

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Shudu: The World’s First Digital Model

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British fashion photographer Cameron-James Wilson created  Shudu  who is the world’s first “digital supermodel,” an image created using 3D image rendering software programme DAZ3D, and not, as the image suggests, a “living” human. Furthermore, the claim that this “model” was wearing Fenty Beauty’s Mattemoiselle lipstick in SAWC was untrue.

 

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Models Of The Year 2017

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Kendall Jenner was the highest paid model for 2017 by making 22 million dollars,  Giselle Bundchen  came in second with ( $17.5 million) Bella Hadid   was  (No. 9; $6 million),   Karlie Kloss (No. 7; $9 million) ,Liu Wen (No. 8; $6.5million), Ashley Graham (No. 10; $5.5 million) .

  • Kendall Jenner. $22 million.
  • Gisele Bündchen. $17.5 million. Indigital.
  • Chrissy Teigen. $13.5 million.
  • Adriana Lima. $10.5 million.
  • Gigi Hadid. $9.5 million.
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. $9.5 million. InDigital.
  • Karlie Kloss. $9 million.
  • Liu Wen. $6.5 million.

 

However the models featured  below even though they are not  all the highest paid were chosen  as our models of the year because of  their  current influence  and changes they are bringing to the  industry .

Adwoa Aboah  British fashion model and activist. In December 2017 she appeared on the cover of British Vogue. She has also been on the cover of American VogueVogue Italia and i-D.

Bella Hadid Is an American fashion model, signed to IMG Models in 2014. In December 2016, the Industry voted her “Model of the Year” for Model.com’s Model of the Year 2016 Awards. For 2017 Bella was every featured on many covers, and campaigns. She   made (No. 9; $6 million) . 

Kendall Jenner is an American fashion model and television personality. Originally appearing in the E! reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Jenner is now also a model in a movement dubbed “the Instagirl era” by Vogue magazine, or “Social Media Modeling” by Harper’s Bazaar, where models are chosen for their online presence and social media following. Kendall Jenner was the highest paid model for 2017 by making 22 million dollars,

Gigi Hadid  was signed to IMG Models in 2013. In November 2014, Hadid made her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking at Models.com. In 2016, she was named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council.

Imaan Hammamis a Dutch fashion model of Egyptian and Moroccan descent. She has appeared on the cover of American Vogue thrice.

Ashley Grahamis an American model. She has appeared on the cover of fashion magazines such as VogueHarper’s BazaarGlamour, and Elle.In addition, she appeared in several Levi’s campaigns. Graham has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay LenoEntertainment Tonight, and CBS News and was interviewed by NPR about plus-size modeling. She made ( $5.5 million) this year.

 

Slick Woods  is an American fashion model, known for her bald head, gapped teeth, and tattoos.Woods is a part of the “Social Media Modeling” or “Instagirl” movement as she has followers in the six-figure range.She has most notably modeled for Marc Jacobs. She has appeared in several international editions of Vogue and a campaign for Calvin Klein.She is featured in the 2018 Pirelli calendar alongside celebrities such as Naomi CampbellLupita Nyong’o, and DiddyKanye West is credited with having jumpstarted her career. She was featured in Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty ad campaign.

Duckie Thot was the Third place finisher on the 8th cycle of Australia’s Next Top Model who earned representation with New York Elite Model Management .She was born in Australia and grew up in Melbourne, but is of South Sudanese heritage. She was featured in Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty ad campaign.

Irina Shayk is a Russian model. Shayk received international recognition in 2007 when she became the exclusive contracted face of Intimissimi lingerie. She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and was also the first Russian model to grace its cover in 2011. Models.com ranks her at No. 8 in the world for her social media following.

Binx Walton

Walton’s breakthrough moment into the fashion industry came when she was cast in the Céline Spring/Summer 2014 show. She went on to star in major campaigns for Chanel, Balmain, and Coach and has walked in 37 fashion shows for Spring/Summer 2016. She is currently collaborating with Superga to help design some of the shoes for their campaign. She is good friends with models Catherine McNeil and Lexi Boling.

She has appeared in editorials for French, British, Spanish, German, Russian, and Japanese VogueLOVEWDazedGarage, and i-D. She has appeared on the covers of British, Spanish, and Japanese Vogue, French ElleGaragei-D, and Dazed.

She has walked the runways for Alexander McQueenCalvin KleinValentinoFendiDiane Von FurstenbergMoschinoChanelOscar de la RentaDKNYMiu MiuDerek LamPhilipp PleinAlexander WangEmilio PucciPradaMarc JacobsChristian DiorBalmainLanvinCélineProenza SchoulerStella McCartneyKenzoMichael KorsCoachAnthony VaccarelloTom FordSalvatore FerragamoVera WangGucciDries Van NotenRoberto CavalliYves Saint LaurentBottega VenetaPrabal GurungVersaceBalmainTommy HilfigerJason WuTory BurchViktor & RolfGiles Deacon, and Hugo Boss.

Walton has appeared in advertising campaigns for Calvin KleinDiorMarc JacobsVera WangChanelTom FordCoachFendiDKNYHugo Bossrag+boneBalmainCélineTheoryAdidas, and Public School.

 

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Vittoria Ceretti  

Ceretti made her runway debut in the Italian city of Milan, for the designer Kristina Ti. Since then, she has modeled for Dolce & GabbanaArmaniPradaProenza SchoulerJW AndersonMoschinoFendiValentinoRoberto CavalliVersaceMissoniLouis VuittonBurberryChanelChristian DiorMiu MiuGivenchyAlberta FerrettiMarc JacobsMichael KorsBottega VenetaTom FordTommy Hilfiger, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Ceretti has appeared on the cover of VogueVogue ItaliaVogue ParisVogue JapanHarper’s BazaarElleGlamourGrazia and IO Donna.Ceretti was one of seven models on the cover of Vogue’s March 2017 issue, which celebrated the magazine’s 125th anniversary.

 

Winnie Harlow  is a Canadian fashion model, spokesperson, and activist. She gained prominence as a contestant on the twenty-first cycle of the U.S. television series America’s Next Top Model while having a prominent form of the skin condition vitiligo.

Kaia Gerber , is the daughter of model-turned-businessman Rande Gerber and the supermodel Cindy Crawford.  When she was 10 years old, Gerber landed her first modeling gig with Versace‘s junior line, Young Versace. She made her acting debut at age fifteen in Sister Cities (2016). She has modeled for magazines such as Vogue, Teen Vogue and Pop Magazine. In 2017, she made her runway debut for Raf Simons‘ Calvin Klein Collection, then walked for fashion houses such as Marc JacobsBurberryAlexander WangCoachPradaChanelFendiMoschino, and Versace, alongside her mother, during 2018 Spring Fashion Week.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kim Kardashian West in Dolce & Gabbana @  Kim Kardashian fragrance LA launch

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Kim Kardashian was in attendance for her KKW Fragrance launch party on Los Angeles – November 14 2017  . The limited edition, crystal-inspired perfumes are  really limited. Once the scents sell out, they’re gone forever. There will be another set launching in February, according to WWD.

The fragrance is available in three versions. Original scent Crystal Gardenia features top notes of gardenia (obviously), water lily, and the enticingly named tiara flower. Crystal Gardenia Oud includes bergamot, lavender, rose, and jasmine, deepened by woodsy oud, patchouli, and amber. Crystal Gardenia Citrus is a blooming flower of a fragrance, drawing from citrus and musk for a brighter, lighter feel.

 

The scents come in two sizes: 30mL for $35 and 75mL for $60. That’s a serious steal for perfume. The affordability factor definitely sweetens the deal and will no doubt contribute to the massive sell-out anticipated. Kim chatted with WWD, who projected that sales could equal about $14.3 million within minutes.

She wore a   white  Dolce & Gabbana dress

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