Floral and Fruity

I don’t think this is ground breaking or anything, but I am all about smelling like a super scented sweet, floral garden at all times. I love smelling good, but who doesn’t? I haven’t always known though what kind of “scent person” I am. Some people are super sweet, fruity, floral, musky, etc. I am definitely a 90% floral person with like 10% fruity and sweet.

This post was brought on by my most recent perfume purchase at Sephora. It was a scent that almost brought me to tears because that is how good it smelled (it’s the last product I mention in this post). It made me realize how passionate I am about good smells and I thought it would be fun to share some things I have been using to keep myself smelling like the most floral unicorn in all the land 😀

After talking about how much I love floral this Palmer’s Cocoa Butter doesn’t make much sense, BUT I’m a nurse and I can’t wear anything super scented at work. This is perfect for that! It smells like cocoa, but the scent doesn’t last and isn’t very strong.

I discovered Palmer’s sometime last year and it has been my go to. The skin on my body tends to be dry so I love a good thick moisturizer and this definitely does the trick. It’s been great especially in the winter!

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This is a little extra and I may use this one by itself in the summer, but I will put this Rose and Vanilla Body Cream from Bath and Body on top of the Palmer’s. I usually do this when we’re going out because I love the scent, but during this season it’s not hydrating enough by itself.

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I’m a major sucker for packaging and I always fall for these VS body sprays. Both of these fall into the floral/fruity/sweet that I love. I mentioned these last year and they are still going strong! I spray one or the other (depending on my mood) post shower and no matter how crazy my wet hair is I just feel pretty and put together.

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Elizabeth and James Nirvana White may not be a thing anymore? I was trying to find it online and had no luck, but I have this in the roller ball and it’s a really beautiful scent. It’s floral and clean and sophisticated-I had no idea this was described as a floral scent until I read a description of it, but I guess a girl likes what she likes 😉

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I got this Chloe perfume around December 2017 I think?! I was super obsessed with it at that time and I still love it. It’s a really lovely rose scent that’s perfect for more than just spring or summer. I don’t know if it would be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you like rose scented things you will probably like this.

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I almost cried (happy tears) when I smelled this next item at Sephora. Seriously. I’m that passionate about good smells! I didn’t buy it at that time, had a lot of regret, and went back to a different Sephora the very next day and snatched one up. Dolce Garden is everything to me at the moment and I wish you could smell it through this post. Floral and fruity-this perfume just makes me so happy ever time I smell it.

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That’s all for my post, but I would love to hear what some of your favorite scents are! Talk to me in the comments below 🙂

Face Off (Part 2): Kiehl’s vs Drunk Elephant

In my last post I left off by telling you I decided to try out Drunk Elephant and Kiehl’s face oils. Now, I want to say (again) I wasn’t planning on writing a post about this I just wanted to find ONE face oil that would keep my skin hydrated and brighten it up.

I started that journey with Drunk Elephant’s Marula oil. It claimed to help with fine lines, uneven skin tone, and dry skin. I thought great! I got the 0.5ml size and it lasted me for I think a good 3 months-you don’t need a lot. It was pricey, but if it did something I could have justified the price. For my skin it did nothing…

Which is why I decided to give Kiehl’s a try. This wasn’t my first time trying Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery. I had actually tried out some sample sizes of this oil during my trip to Maui in January. I loved it during that time, but I couldn’t tell if it was the humid conditions in Maui that left my skin glowing or the oil.

I’ve been using Kiehl’s for a couple of weeks. I don’t think that is nearly enough time to be able to tell if something is working for your skin, but this Midnight Recovery Oil has changed my mind on that.

When I wake up my skin just looks better-more hydrated and even. If I go to bed with some redness it will usually be gone by morning. I have had a few zits that I have gone to bed with and woken up to find them completely gone or at least reduced.

I’m also loving the smell. It’s a nice herbal scent. It is pretty strong, but it tends to go away pretty quickly. I think I like because the Tarte Maracuja oil that I used to use smelled like frying oil. I didn’t mind it because at the time it made a difference in my skin, but now having something that smells less like french fries and more like plants has me feeling all kinds of happy.

I never understood why people get upset when someone says they don’t like something you like in the beauty and skin care world. We all have different types of skin and we all have different wants and needs for our skin care. Of course we won’t all like the same thing! Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery just worked better at the things I wanted to achieve with my skin care.

That’s why it’s so important to do your own research, read reviews, look at the ingredients in the product because at the end of the day your skin might be way different from your favorite beauty gurus or your besties.

With all that being said let me know what skin care products you’ve been using and loving!

See you lovelies Thursday!

An update and review

I don’t know if you guys remember my FabFitFun unboxing, but in that box contained a base coat. I think it was priced at $16 and it just seemed a little pricey.

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Since then I have tried the polish many a time underneath my own polishes. Here’s what I have found:

1. It looks really pretty on your nails all on it’s own. It’s shiny and smooth and makes your nails look perfect and healthy.

2. That being said-I think it does actually help keep your nails strong. I’ve always noticed that after I put polish on my nails peel and break easily, but with this my nails stay healthy.

3. Thing three is that it actually extends the life of my polish. I had this Essie polish that I loved the color of, but it would chip so quickly! With this as the base coat it lasts for a good four days at the least before chipping.

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I really have loved this polish and when you think about it how many bottles of polish do we actually get through? I feel like they last forever so maybe $16 isn’t that crazy? I don’t know…what do you guys think?!

Share your thoughts down below!

FabFitFun Unboxing

I love hauls and I love unboxings…what can I say? One of my favorite unboxings to watch/read about is FabFitFun. They have such cool, fun stuff!

The hubs got me a box for my birthday and it was so so awesome to be able to open it all up and see what was inside. I didn’t read the little magazine they have before going through it because I love the surprise factor 🙂

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The box itself is seriously so gorgeous! I loved the colors of this one and even more than that I loved the “Girl Rising” theme.

One of the first items I got my hands on was this beautiful lippie palette. The packaging is sleek and weighty and feels like good quality. I’ve never thought about buying a lip palette, but this one has more than a few colors that I think may work for my skin.

The next item was this body butter from Korres. The smell is fruity and beachy all at once…I’m obsessed! I also love the tube instead of the usual tub that body butter tends to come in.

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This eye mask is super cute and functional! You put it in the fridge and then you can put it on your eyeballs so it depuffs and soothes.

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THIS CLUTCH. OMG. It’s floral and on one side and this gorgeous turmeric yellow on the other. It’s totally reversible and spacious and I can’t wait to use it!

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I’ve used a few Murad products before including their vitamin C serum, but never a moisturizer. I will have to get into this guy after I get through my current face moisturizer, but I am super excited to try it out 🙂

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These earrings are so lovely and light! I’ve been hesitant to get tassle style earrings because I was worried about how uncomfy and heavy they would be, but these are gorgeous and pretty comfortable!

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I love candles and this one definitely brings major beach vibe smells to the house. I love the coppery holder too. I almost don’t want to light it because so I can savor the scent, but we all know I’m lighting that sucker #immediategratification

I always buy drugstore nail polish bases and top coats so spending $16 on one seems a little far fetched for me, but I am more than happy to use it since I got it in this box. I’m interested to see if it makes a difference. To be fair this is supposed to help healthify your nails not just be a base coat…that may explain the price?!

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We were talking about getting a new foam roller and although this isn’t a foam roller I feel like it’ll do a great job at rolling out all of my sore muscles. We tested it out and we both really like it so far!

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One of the last items is a lovely little sample from Dove. It’s a macadamia nut and rice milk body scrub and I used it immediately (#immediategratification). You guys, this literally smells like cookies and I almost wanted to just take a glob and eat it. It is the most delicious smelling thing ever and the texture isn’t too rough. It’s a good balance where it doesn’t rip your skin off, but it does exfoliate.

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I hope you enjoyed this unboxing as much as I enjoyed unboxing it 🙂 Do you do fabfitfun? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Current Loves

Hello sweet friends! Welcome to another favorites video 🙂 this one is beauty themed. I’ve been thinking of having this post for a while, but there’s been so much food to share that this got shoved to the back.

BUT not anymore! Today is the day so let’s start with something I can’t live without:

I know I’ve shared this item on the blog before, but this is the portable one. No other chapsticks have come close to this cocoa butter Vaseline. The smell, the smoothness, and how much relief my lips feel when I slather this on is ridiculous!

IMG-20171203-WA0003I love smelling good and good smelling things (who doesn’t?) so here’s my first perfume favorite. The hubs got me this as a surprise monthiversary gift! Isn’t he just the sweetest! This smells like roses, but fresh, real roses-it’s just beautiful.

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I had been wanting another travel size perfume and when I smelled this I knew that this had to be it. I’m not good at describing scents, but out of all the Elizabeth and James’ perfumes this smells the most fresh and floral (my favorite type of scent) 🙂

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We found this necklace at a bookstore in DTLA. It felt like it was meant to be because after buying this we ran into the person that made the necklace! It just made the necklace that much more special.

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This hand cream from L’occitane was a necessity. I was all out of hand creams for my purse and my hands were parched. I ended up getting this rose scented one as well as another floral one that I keep in my car for emergencies!

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What are some things you have been loving?? I would love to know! Let me know in the comments below 🙂

 

 

Target Haul

Let me start by saying that there is absolutely no food involved in this post! Can you believe it?? Major gasp! You guys know I love food, but I love Target and clothes and beauty too 🙂

I thought since I recently went to Target and bought a bunch of beautiful things I would haul them on here because it’s one of my favorite things to watch/read!

Here we go:

I have to start off on a low note and it breaks my heart a tad bit. This polish by Essie is so gorgeous. This color felt like such a beautiful summer/fall transition, BUT it chips so quickly! I always use a base and top-coat, but it still chips within the day. If you have any tips to prevent this pleeeeeasssee let me know!

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Mrs. AlwaysRight by Essie

I did get this polish as well which I have not yet tried, but am excited to do so! It’s this beautiful dark red

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Garnet Red by Sally Hansen

I got three tops that I absolutely couldn’t leave the store without…they are all floral and just seemed like good options for the fall and winter in Cali 😀

The first is a cold shoulder top that I have in another light blue color. I love the way that the blue one looks and wear it so often I had to get this one. It’s more summery and this feels more fall/winter vibes with the colors so it’ll be loved during the next few months.

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This second one is a long sleeved top. I don’t know if you can see it, but it has a slight bell sleeve which I adored. It’s beautiful and flowy. The back dips a bit lower and has a cute tie so it can be tied up in the back!

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The third is also cold shoulder with a bright red floral print, but it’s in this dark navy so it seems seasonally appropriate 🙂 The sleeve part has trim that makes it even more fem and girly. Major heart eye emojis!

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I wasn’t in complete love with all of the items in this next purchase, but I saw donuts and I was sold. I mean c’mon how adorable are these??

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This next item is functional and cute-I loved the soft, dusky pink. I had a bright pink wallet before this and it was nice and thin and fit everything. I wanted something similar and this one fit the bill!

Did you guys enjoy this non-food related post? I love hauls and thought it would be fun to do one of my own. Let me know what you think in the comments!