Favorite Fragrances: Autumn/Winter

Thank you to everyone who stuck around while I finished grad school. I am so thrilled to finally be done and ready to get back to it, so let’s get to it! I kept this one nice and short to ease both of us back into routine, but you can expect new posts every Wednesday.

I’ve never really written about perfume at length before, but recently I have found myself reaching for the smelly stuff more and more. I’ve got a few new fragrances that are perfect for the cooler weather so if you’re on the hunt for something new, check out some of my current favorites:

ELIZABETH & JAMES Nirvana Bourbon Eau de Parfum


Definitely the sexiest, most “mature” fragrance ever to grace my collection, E+J’s newest release is a heavenly mix of vanilla, bourbon, and smokey oakwood that strikes the perfect balance between sultry and sweet. It’s got a hint of the lightly floral, but very contentious tuberose that really rounds it out without getting too grandma. This one’s a great choice for an evening out on the town and/or a hot date.

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Spring Favorites: Nails & Lips


Now that spring is officially here (even though it doesn’t entirely feel like it yet), I am so ready for bright colors, pastels, and pedicures. In lieu of a monthly favorites, I thought I’d take the bright and sunny opportunity to share my favorite lip and nail colors for spring, and how to pair them together!



Ciaté Mini Paint Pot nail polish in Pool Party ($9.00/0.17oz) – I’m a little obsessed with this brand at the moment, and this deep, bright azure blue knocks it out of the park. The formula is smooth with the perfect viscosity to apply streak-free and the shape of the brush (almost like an arrow) makes it practically fool-proof for clumsy people like me to paint our own nails. I also love the mini size of these bottles as it means I actually have a chance of finishing it all before the polish begins to separate!

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