Wednesday, October 1, 2014

5 Hot New Fragrances


If you didn't know, I am a MAJOR perfume junkie.  MAJOR.  I've gotten better over the years, but I used to own about 12 or 13 perfumes at one time, and that's just a bit ridiculous.  I still love my scents, but I've cut down my supply to 3 or 4 current favs.  There are some really amazing perfumes on the market right now, so I thought I'd share a few of the newest ones I've tested out :) 

Dolce // Dolce & Gabbana
Um, YUM.  I didn't buy this one right away, & I'm kicking myself for it.  It's so, so, so amazing and I'm probably going to go back and at least buy the rollerball.  It's very feminine and delicate, and the bottle is beautiful.

Notes: Neroli Leaves, Papaya Flower, White Amaryllis, White Daffodil, White Water Lilly, Cashmeran, Musky Notes, Sandalwood

Si // Giorgio Armani
I've been seeing this one all over the place so I had to go and smell it for myself.  It's a little bit sweet  & citrusy for my taste, but still a great option and probably smells amazing after soaking into the skin.  I'd definitely give it a try.

Notes: Chypre, Blackcurrant Nectar, Airy Florals, Blond Wood

Daisy Dream // Marc Jacobs
Fruity-floral is a good way to describe this one.  It's very light and airy and to me works best in the summer months. It's also a little bit sweet for my taste, but that's okay.  And like any Marc Jacobs product, the bottle is beautiful.

Notes: Blackberry, Grapefruit, Pear, Jasmine, Lychee, Blue Wisteria, White Woods, Musk Coconut Water

Nirvana White // Elizabeth and James
I guess I'm indifferent about this one.  Smells nice, and a cool idea behind the two fragrances (Nirvana White & Nirvana Black).  Did you know you're supposed to wear them together?  Kind of awesome.  I feel as though this is one that has to blend with your skin to really bring out the scent.

Notes: Peony, Muguet, Tender Musk

Daisy Eau So Fresh // Marc Jacobs
I live & die for this smell.  It's just the right amount of flowery-ness with a clean finish.  It's not too sweet or too powdery- just a perfect combination of flirt & fruit.

Notes: Natural Raspberry, Grapefruit, Pear, Violet, Wild Rose, Apple Blossom, Musks, Cedarwood, Plum.

Please let me know if you're a fan of any of these, or if you've discovered 
something different recently that you're loving! 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Our Engagement Photo Wall



I've been engaged for a while and I've had our engagement photos (see them all in this post HERE) since June.  I am just finally getting around to hanging them up.  What can I say... I'm a busy lady.  I also wanted to take my time and find the perfect photo arrangement before I put 25 holes in my wall and then decided I hated it.  I'm sorta famous for that...

I spent a lot of time perfecting my grid.  Weeks, for that matter.  I even created a collage on my computer of exactly where I wanted each photo to go before printing & framing them.  Call me crazy, but it saves a ton of time and money when you plan ahead and don't make 368 mistakes.  

Once I had them all in the frames and sprawled out onto my floor, I went to Pinterest to find the most efficient way to hang multiple picture frames and found a link to THIS tutorial.  Such a simple concept and it worked wonders for me.

If you're curious, almost all of the frames and mirrors were purchased at Target.  If you have one near you, Ikea has some good options as well.  

Hope you like!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Berry Lips





Estee Lauder  ||  Hot Kiss

Fall is the perfect time to bring out the wine-colored lipsticks, and I have most definitely been rocking mine!  I just got this new one from Estee Lauder in the shade 'Hot Kiss' as a gift, and I am so in love.  I've paired it with this black & white top so it pops a little more than normal.

You can see this lipstick has a bit of a shimmer to it (described as lustrous... ohh, la la) which is unusual for me to wear, but I'm being brave lately and venturing outside of my box.  Two points Katie.

Are there any traditional, or maybe not so traditional Fall trends you've been following? 
Let me know!