Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bellinis with Princess Amanda Borghese and Prince Scipione "Skip" Borghese! @PerlierUSA Press Preview in New York City! #Beauty #PerlierOnHSN

This is an event recap, NOT a sponsored post!

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Bellinis with a Princess and Prince? Yep, just a typical Wednesday afternoon in New York City! In early June I had the opportunity to attend the Perlier Press Preview in New York City and got the opportunity to play with not only summer 2013 products, but we also got the chance to find out about some fun gift sets for holidays as well an idea of what to expect in 2014, there are some collections I am really, really looking forward to.

Scipione 'Skip' Borghese, Amanda Borghese
Left: Scipione 'Skip' Borghese and Right: Amanda Borghese

While all the products we got to play with were fantastic the one thing that really stands out is the amazing conversation I had with Amanda Borghese! We spoke about so many different topics (incredibly varied not just beauty), but it was a conversation that was just so motivational and upbeat, I left feeling very inspired! And as fun as a week filled with back-to-back events may seem to some, those who do it day in and day out understand just how draining they really can be. It's been such a long time that I left an event with MORE energy when I left it, than when I entered.

Some of the stuff I previewed I can't quite talk about yet, but be sure they will be covered in more detail once they are closer to launch!

You may remember I posted a review of the Perlier Travel and Body Cream Travel Kit sold on HSN (you can click HERE to see that review post) that I received as a member of ifabbo's 'shop' program, and it's the awesome folks at team ifabbo who referred me to this event so I definitely have to give them a shout out and thanks!

The mother and son dynamic duo are just as warm and welcoming in person as they come across on HSN. I was immediately welcomed by Skip who offered me the signature cocktail for this event, a Bellini, and shortly after I found out why this was the signature cocktail, I was led to a table that had Perlier's Bellini products including the Bellini Sorbet Soothing Gel for Legs & Feet, the Perlier Bellini Sorbet Body Cream, and the Perlier Bellini Sorbet Hand Cream!

Of course I had to add my Bellini to the Vignette and snap a picture of them together:

Perlier Bellini Sorbet Soothing Gel for Legs & Feet, Perlier Bellini Sorbet Body Cream, Perlier Bellini Sorbet Hand Cream, Bellini Cocktail
Perlier's Bellini Bodycare Products and my Bellini Cocktail! :-)

Nothing says refreshing and summer like Italian Ice Sorbets right? and Perlier has created a fun and refreshing bath and skincare line for summer with this theme. In addition to the Bellini products they also offer the Perlier Coconut Sorbet system, the Perlier Wild Berries Sorbet products (these were in my gift bag), and the Perlier Lemon Sorbet Bath and Body Collection. 

Perlier Lemon Sorbet Refreshing Ice Granita

Perlier Lemon Sorbet Refreshing Ice Granita

And then it was on to an 'interactive' bodycare experience!

Prince Scipione 'Skip' Borghese applies the Perlier Lemon Sorbet Refreshing Ice Granita to Ascending Butterfly's hand
Prince Scipione 'Skip' Borghese applies the Perlier Lemon Sorbet Refreshing Ice Granita to Ascending Butterfly's hand

I didn't expect this to actually 'crackle' on my skin and I think you can tell by the shock on my face as Skip put this on my hand for me to experience that this actually 'crackles', but it's not hot, it's actually really refreshing on the skin. Use it during the day for a burst of energy and in the evenings to remove the tiredness and heat of these hot summer days!

Baggu 'Duck Bag' in color 'Sailor Stripe'
Baggu 'Duck Bag' in color 'Sailor Stripe'

My Take:

I have to say that with quality ingredients and fun packaging I haven't met a Perlier Product I didn't like, and if the event and detail that went into it wasn't enough, our gift bags were incredibly thoughtful as well, they were housed in a Baggu 'Duck Bag' 'Sailor Stripe' Tote, which means the bag is eco-friendly and re-useable, and with the fun navy stripes just so perfect for summer! There were products from the Sorbet Line included (I got Wild Berries which smells great!) and there were some products I can't talk about yet, but they are also super fab and I can't wait to provide full product reviews on those too!

I didn't get any photos with Amanda (we were so busy talking I forgot to take any!) but I did get one with Skip:

The Borghese Family couldn't be more welcoming, and team Perlier put together a very nice Press Preview Day. I love the idea behind the Sorbet line and since they contain Milk Proteins, I can tell you I found them very soothing after getting a really bad sunburn! (My first ever sunburn in my entire life in fact!). I'll be enjoying Italian Sorbets this summer, from Perlier that is!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a Sponsored Post, no compensation has been received to share our event recap coverage. Gift Bags were given to attendees, however all opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.


  1. I enjoyed reading about your meeting with 'Skip' Borghese and :Amanda Borghese and that just as warm in person as they seem on air, I've been a big fan of there products for a very long time!

    1. @Big Happy Buddha - They were super warm and welcoming, and the products being launched this summer as well as for holidays and 2014 are awesome, you are going to LOVE them!

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