Blame it on body chemistry, but fragrances—no matter how high-end—never seem to linger on me longer than an hour. If I really go crazy spritzing in the morning, I might get lucky and still catch a faint whiff around lunchtime. But sadly, I've never been one of those lucky, fragrance-friendly people who gets to spend the whole day enveloped in a cloud of scent. (I know, I know—cue a chorus of tiny violins.) RELATED: The 5 Beauty Products Drew Barrymore Swears By Leave it to Drew Barrymore to create the anecdote. The latest from her line, Flower Beauty, is a six-part fragrance collection called "Pretty Deadly." It's comprised of three spicy floral scents, all of which are rendered in both eau de parfum and body mist form. And here's the magic part: I find that if double-up on a single fragrance by spraying on the body mist version post-shower, then applying the eau de parfum as normal, the scent lasts for the whole day. Yep, really. Of course, you can also wear them each alone or mix-and-match perfumes and mists to create a unique combo. But if, like me, you need a little extra insurance, layering two forms of the same scent is a total game-changer. Shop the collection, below.
My first-ever fragrance was a holiday gift I got from my mom when I was 12. I had seen Ralph by Ralph Lauren in every teen magazine I read, but as an unemployed middle-schooler, I couldn't afford it. That gift set off a tradition: I'd lust after a new scent all year, and ask for it come holiday time. I did this until I graduated collage and finally moved out. But even now, as an adult who more-or-less makes enough money to afford the expensive fragrances I fawn over after sniffing department store samples, I struggle to justify shelling out more than $100 on any of them. And in living by the law of fragrance frugality, I've learned that, like mascara and pizza, a fragrance doesn't have to be expensive to be good. Whether you're a fan of spicy scents or sweet florals, there's an affordable fragrance out there to match your vibe, and your budget. Ahead, the best under-$75 fragrances you won't have to wait until the holidays to pick up. VIDEO: 6 Products Under $12 You Should Buy from the Drugstore
Supermodel Sara Sampaio grew up swimming at the beach, and if you’re one of her 6.4 million Instagram followers, you know she still feels right at home in a bikini. “I did track and field, sometimes volleyball. I’ve always loved outdoor sports and being active,” she says. RELATED: This Victoria's Secret Angel Just Wore an Upside Down Bikini, and Yes That's a Thing Making a splash with a Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot in 2014, Sampaio earned her Victoria’s Secret Angel wings soon after, appearing in the brand’s televised show. “Beforehand, I definitely pump it up a little, but the most change [I make] is to my diet. During the year I work to keep a balance, but I love carbs and sugar. I’ll try to eat nutritious foods that go along with my workouts.” She’ll still help herself to some pasta on a cheat day “because I need to keep a sane mind.” Read on for the rest of her self-care smarts, and for more stories like this, pick up the July issue of InStyle, available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download now.