Sephora VIB Haul

5.15.2015



Thanks to the annual VIB Rouge sale I picked up a few beauty bits I've been lusting after for quite a while.  I mean who would've said no to fifteen percent off at Sephora? Probably not many; considering the fact that they offer the discount only twice a year. Anyways, here's a quick look at what I bought. 
  • Laura Mercier Foundation Primer: If you have a tendency to get noticeable dry patches (argh, which are so annoying) after putting on your foundation then you need to try this. Seriously, it makes a world of a difference. My foundation (or whatever base product I'm applying) goes on so much smoother and lasts so much longer with this primer.
  • Nars Blush in Amour: Am I the only one who buys things right off the bet when they see the sign 'only a few left'? Well, hope not. Because surely that had influenced my decision to purchase the following shade of blush. But no regrets here, it's a nice peachy pink that  frankly compliments my skin tone really well.
  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation The hype is real with this one. Hands down one of the best foundations I've ever tried, so I got another one (in the shade 4.5) which matches my skin tone perfectly.
  • Dior Addict Lip Maximizer: As you probably already know this is one of my favorite lip glosses of all time: (1) it keeps my lips moisturized and smooth ; (2) creates an illusion of fuller, plump lips. What's not to love? And yes, this is my third time purchasing it.
  • Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy: You all probably know about my obsession with lip balms, so of course I had to give this one a try as it is quite popular in the blogging world. Have you tried it?

Have you made any purchases during the Spring Beauty Insider sale?

Diptyque Baies Candle

5.08.2015


I am sincerely sorry for not posting as often as promised. Sometimes you need to just take a break and get some time off to live life. Now I feel like I’m back with renewed passion and joy for what I do.

During my time off (from blogging) I bought a little extra special gift to myself: Diptyque "Baiescandle. Yes, the one I’d wanted for years and years, and finally it’s mine. My-oh-my, this candle smells so divine and comes in super chic packaging (which I can’t wait to use as a container for my brushes). Meanwhile, I’m enjoying its fresh, uplifting, floral scent which instantly livens up the ambience and the aura of my home. The “Baies” candle has notes of rose and blackcurrant leaves which I found not too overpowering (or sickly), but very subtle and pleasant. In fact, the  beautiful aroma lingers in the air even when it’s not lit, which I think is quite impressive.

Sure, Diptyque candles are quite pricey, but with the many hours of clean burning time ( around 60 hrs for 6.5 oz jar) and blend of only natural waxes, essential oils and cotton wicks I think it's totally worth your investment. And by the way this sophisticated candle makes a great accent piece for your home as well.

What are your favorite scented candles? 

The Ring

4.11.2015

There's a new addition to my jewelry stash which I'm totally obsessed with; a stunning teardrop-shaped ring paved with dainty crystals. It's got a modern yet sophisticated feel to it so it's easy to pair with any outfit either casual or formal. I receive so many compliments every time I wear it and questions about where I got it from. So, here's the answer... I bought it at Nordstrom Rack for only $9.97! How amazing is that? I'm pretty sure it's still in stock, so if you're interested click here.

 

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