Tuesday, June 8, 2010

my summer perfumes.

Now that the heat has come into full force in south Florida, it's time to put away those warm & decadent perfumes of the winter & bust out with the juicy, summery scents we all grab for on these sunny days. I'll tell you what I use on a regular rotation & hopefully introduce you to something new.


What's super cute, tiny & smells like a pina colada ? It's Harajuku Lovers G eau de toilette. I love this for the summer, especially when I've just finished spending an entire day at the beach & looking to keep that beachy, carefree mood going well into the night. The scent almost reminds me of that yummy scent of suntan oil. I don't mind the minuscule size of it because I really don't need that much. The 1 oz. size is just enough to last me two summers & probably one more. According to Sephora.com, G has notes of coconut, jasmine & cotton woods. You can find this at most department stores, Sephora & online.

Avon mark Instant Vacation Costa Rica Fragrance Mist
This is my absolute favorite for the summer. It's mark Instant Vacation Costa Rica fragrance mist. Long name, right ? mark is a little sub-brand of Avon, mostly marketed towards teens to 20-somethings. This stuff smells awesomeeee. It says on the box "Indulge in this ripe, ravishing fragrance inspired by Costa Rica. An exotic medley of luscious fruit, cool rainforest & golden sunshine creates the ultimate adventure for the senses." It actually just smells like watermelon & guava. More watermelon than anything, at least to my nose. It's juicy yet light. The only bad thing about it is that its lacking in staying power. I also regret not grabbing a second bottle because mark doesn't carry it anymore. I'll haveta save as much as I can of my single bottle.

Orange Sapphire is one of Bath & Body Works newest scents. This eau de toilette is another perfect summer scent with a twist. Orange Sapphire is said to have been "inspired by the fiery passion and sunswept beaches of Brazil" with notes of exotic blood orange, white jasmine, golden honey & citrus sangria. It's fruity with an extra zest. I think it's perfect for daytime as well as nighttime use. To strengthen its staying power, I recommend layering it with the shower gel & body lotion.

Also from Bath & Body Works is their new Lemon Vanilla, part of their Summer Vanillas line. This stuff smells sooooooo good. I simply cannot get enough of it. It's super sweet & reminds me of lemon cookies. It literally smells just like it. The best part about this is even thought it's only available as a body mist, it's ridiculously long lasting. Half the time, I don't even use the matching body lotion & I can still smell it on me hours later. It's definitely a favorite of mine & I recommend it to everyone :]

I hope my post wasn't too long ;x I have a tendency to get really detailed sometimes lol. Let me know what your favorite summer scents are by leaving me some comments. Maybe I'll wanna try some of your faves. Enjoy dearies ! ♥

first OOTD :]

Well, technically, this was what I wore last Wednesday ;x But better late than never, right ? & if the pictures look kinda off, it's because I still haven't mastered the right angle to capture my whole body.

Please excuse my horribly bushy eyebrows. I hadn't had them done yet at the time. The tank top is from New York & Company, jeans & sandals are from Marshalls & I got the scarf when I went to Portugal last summer. I don't remember what I had on my face except for my lips, which was MAC Viva Glam Gaga & Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Pink Pop. For the record, it was crazyyyy hot that day.

So, there it is. I hope you enjoy it. Comments as well as constructive criticism are appreciated. I'll try & make some more posts later. Thanks darlings :]

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Oops ;x

I'll admit it--I've been a very bad blogger. I haven't updated in over two months ! I suppose I kinda just lost some inspiration to write. But I really do wanna try & make an effort at this thing. I made it for a reason, didn't I ?

I want to start making outfit-of-the-day posts. I've been accumulating one hell of a wardrobe these past few months. I can't help it. I'm addicted to shopping but I do know my limit. Spoken like a true addict lol.

My nail polish collection has been growing at an alarming pace. It's quite ridiculous. This may not sound like much to some of you but so far, I have 42 nail polishes. Here's my growing spreadsheet ;]

I'll try & include more pictures in my posts as well. Here's one now of a past mani:

China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise. Isn't it so cool ?

Anyhoo, that's all for now loves. Leave some comments & I promise I'll leave more posts ! Tooda-loo :D

PS; Can anyone recommend some blogs that offer layouts ? I need a spiffier new one for mine.