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It’s no secret Pink Sugar is one of my favorite scents of all time, so when I found out they made a hair perfume I just had to add it to my collection. At first I was worried it was a waste of $15 as I’ve been using the body splash in my hair, but I feel like the high alcohol content was drying out my shiny curls so I tried this out as an alternative.
Though it does contain alcohol, it’s considerably less potent than the regular perfume products and contains silicone to add shine and moisture to the hair. The first thing I noticed upon spraying this onto my hair is the consistency felt more like a spray on shine serum then a perfume. And much to my surprise it did add a good amount of shine and softness to my hair. Not to mention it smells amazing without being too overpowering. Nothing says “ew” quite like sitting next to someone who just sprayed a gallon of knock off Obsession onto their hair on a hot day, so I’m glad for this has such a delicate fragrance. Like the fragrance, this smells like cotton candy, fresh berries and vanilla, but the scents seem to blend together a little more. While Pink Sugar’s strongest note is cotton candy, this one gives off a little more of the berries resulting in a softer fragrance.
So this has nothing to do with hair or perfume, but the picture of the baby on the back of the bottle makes me laugh every time I see it. Especially the placement of his hands. It’s like he’s saying “oh no, this isn’t milk!” Right before the baby starts stumbling around because the alcohol got him drink, of course. Ah, drunk babies. Always a good time.
BTW- I know a lot of people – including myself – have been search for the Pink Sugar website for ages with no luck. Last night I finally did a little research and tracked it down. I had to go to the Aquolina site (which is all written in Italian!) and keep clicking until I found something. And I did! You’re welcome =)
I was inspired to do this look the other day while I was filming my Top Five Perfumes video and realized how pretty the Pink Sugar bottle really is With all the different shades of pink it’s just so cute and girly!
This look turned out to be super fun, super easy and perfect for spring/summer!
Stila One-Step Makeup – Dark
CoverFX Powder Foundation -M70
Crown Brush Blush Palette – Bronze (contouring), Pink (cheeks)
Red Ginger Baked Eyeshadow Palette- light pink (lid), dark pink (crease)
Crown Brush 120 palette- fuchsia, sparkly fuchsia
NYX Eyeshadow base – white
Maybelline Liquid Eyeliner pen – black
Mally Volumizing Mascara- Black
Prestige LipLiner – Love
Revlon LipButter- Lollipop, Cupcake
MAC Lustreglass- Morning Glory
It’s hot as hell out there, and when you’re sweatin’ like a whore in church, you may find you need a little perfume to keep you smelling pretty. So I headed to Sephora and found the best summer scents to keep you smelling so fresh and so clean, clean!
Best Fruity Scents:
Escada- Ocean Lounge
I actually bought this one because it smells like a really classy fruit punch. And by classy, I mean spiked with booze. Seriously though, the scent is very light, which is what you wanna go for during the hot summer months. The reason being, when your skin heats up it reacts with the alcohol in your perfume, making the scent even stronger. Hence why it’s such a nightmare to sit next to the old lady doused in Jean Natte on an un-air conditioned bus. That may or may not have actually happened.
Salvatore Ferragamo – Incanto Heaven
This sweet, almost citrus-y scent smells so good I wanted to lick it off my arm. But I didn’t. Cuz that would be weird. I’m still gonna buy the perfume though.
Best Floral Scent:
Island Michael Kors- Fiji
I like this one because it’s less overpowering than your average floral scent. And the smell is tropical, and almost warm if that makes any sense. It’s remarkably close to the aroma that hits you whilst sitting on a tropical beach somewhere.
Best Clean/Fresh Scents:
Marc Jacobs Splash- Cucumber
This is one of the cleanest smelling fragrances you can find – like sweet cucumbers on ice! I tried this out and smelled like I just stepped out of the shower. The only downside is it’s pretty pricey – $68 – but then again you get like a gallon of it. Plus it’ll last you forever – I have the Rain version and it’s lasted me two years. **Note- perfumes will keep really well if you store them in a dark, cool place. I keep mine in my underwear drawer and they last forever!
Lilly Pulitzer – Beachy
I love, love loooooove this one! This blend of citrus, sea crystals, sweet vanilla and more offers just the right balance of floral and fruity scents. It’s fresh, it’s fun, it’s like a roll in the sand – in a bottle!
Best Overall Scent:
Aqualina Pink Sugar Body Spritzer
Pink Sugar is one of my all time favorite scents, though I usually tend to wear the eau de toilette in the fall and winter months. The spritzer however is perfect for summer since it’s light, sweet and can be sprayed in your hair. And the best thing is it’s really hard to use too much of it, so you don’t have to worry about smelling like the Jean Natte lady.
So those are my favorites for now, but since I’m perfume obsessed you can expect plenty of follow-ups. And feel free to share your favorite scents in the comments, since I’m always looking to try something new. Mmm, you smell Purdy…