Lust List: Spring Fragrance

This time of year is all about cleaning out your closet, rearranging your home and decluttering. I find this the perfect opportunity to do some refreshing in the scent category as well.

I’m usually drawn to similar scents year-round. However, during the spring I tend to gravitate towards more floral/musky tones. Things like lily, vanilla, musk, rose and amber. Mixed with a slight fruity undertone, and you have the perfect prequel to summertime. Continue reading

July Favorites

Hi friends!

It has been a long time since I have written a favorites post. I loooooove reading other people’s posts each month; seeing who is loving what, which books are the most recommended, which lipsticks fit the season and so on. What makes favorite posts so amazing in my opinion is that they are the true consumers reviews. It’s not always the most reliable to read reviews on company websites as many of them go through filtering processes and don’t show the full realm of what consumers think. But by reading an individuals personal blog, or watching their personal YouTube video, you see their true and honest reactions to each product or item.

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This July I have been loving quite a few items, everything from makeup to fashion to books. I hope you enjoy a little peek into the goodies that have been accompanying me all month!

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Cupcakes and Cashmere At Home: This book is written by blogger Emily Schuman, creator of the blog Cupcakes and Cashmere.  Now, if you haven’t read her blog, you definitely need to check it out. Emily writes about all the things she loves, fashion, beauty, food, home decor and more. This book focuses on her tips and tricks to making your home beautiful. I adore interior design and loved flipping through the gorgeous pages of beautiful photographs to gain inspiration for design. I have this book sitting on my coffee table, I love having colorful books out for guests to browse through.

Prada Candy: This has been my scent of the summer. It is light, yet comfortable. It has undertones of vanilla making it a warm scent on the skin that lasts all day. Another note lying in this gorgeous packaging is caramel. It is sweet, but seductive with hints of musk as well. I adorrrre it 🙂

MAC Syrup: Thank you Lily Pebbles for my latest addiction. This MAC shade is a Lustre meaning it has a creamy, reflective appearance. It is a perfect “my lips but better shade” with hints of nude, pink and mauve. It is so flattering and can be reapplied throughout the day with no caking.

Blue Sunglasses: It’s the heat of summer, and where I live the sun beats down intensely. I love picking up cheap sunglasses at little boutiques and stands in the mall. I always lose them or break them, so to me it isn’t worth it to purchase a pricey designer pair if I’m just going to sit on them later. I picked up this blue-teal pair from Charming Charlie’s and have been living in them since.

NARS Laguna: Bronzers are the key to makeup existence during the summer months. It can warm up a look and take it from a 6 to a ten in seconds. It’s hard to find a shade that fits your squinting without being too red or muddy. I’ve heard a million people talk about this bronzer but I had never tried it. Finally, this month I bought one for myself. This color is gorgeous on and can be built up for a darker contour or toned down for subtle color. LOOOVE:)

And that’s what I’ve been loving lately! What has been your fave beauty product this month? Any good movies or books?

-xobrendykins

My Top 3 Perfumes

Hi friends!

Don’t you like to smell good?

OMG. Me too! We’re twins.

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I never used to wear perfume. I just used to go au-natural. (And by that I mean like, deodorant and lotion and shampoo….)

But recently, I’ve stumbled onto another addiction. Great. Like I need another?

Now, it’s worth being said that I am quite picky when it comes to scents. I don’t like anything too powerful, nothing overly floral, nothing too sweet, basically…it just has to be….perfect.

We’ll start from my most recently acquired:

Prada Candy: I adore this scent. Clearly. It’s sweet but not sickly. I like to describe it as a daytime professional scent. I can wear it to work without it being overpowering, yet still get a light whiff every now and then.

Jo Malone Geranium & Verbena: I have always wanted a Jo Malone fragrance and have sniffed a bajillion and never found my true love. This scent is quite strong; yet it still has a light undertone of the verbena that makes it perfect for summertime.

Lancome La Vie Est Belle: Everyone has their signature scent that they search their whole life for. Or like, 24 years. For me, I knew once I sniffed this delicate goodness that it was meant to grace my skin for the rest of forever. It’s floral, light, sexy and sophisticated. Everything I hope to be 😉

And there you have it. Your guide to smelling exactly like me. Which, is like, awesome.

-xobrendykins