Posts Tagged 'Perfume'

Shhh don’t tell

So, I made an interesting discovery this weekend. As you may know, I am OB-SESSED with Trish McEvoy #9. I pined for it for MONTHS before I bought it just a mere few weeks ago. Well, I was sniffing around Sephora on Saturday and happened upon Philosophy’s Unconditional Love. Guess what? Its smells REMARKABLY similar to Trish #9. And retails for about half the cost! Hmmm….

I had a sample of it a few months ago but just never made the connection. I really liked it on too.  I am not able to comment on it’s staying power, and that could be a key differentiator.  I will have my Trish f0r a few months as I bought the 1.7 oz bottle BUT I may just grab a pocket sized Unconditional Love (Sephora, ~ $15) for my purse and to test its longevity.  That will also keep my Trish lasting longer. I IS SO SMAHHHHT.

I would be interested to hear if anyone else finds these two fragrances to have such similar notes as I, or if I may be just plain COO COO.

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Trish is here!!!

I cannot tell you how excited I got when I found my Trish #9 waiting on my porch when I got home tonight. If I was a lap dog, say a Pomeranian, I probably would have peed a little on the floor. I AM SO PUMPED! I had to spray a little on even though the rest of my night will consist of eating orange sherbet in my yoga pants on the couch with a little Law & Order SVU + Project Runway. IT SMELLS DIVINE! And, it came with a few more fun samples. One of which is Bliss Body Butter Lite. Like I need another reason to spend more $$ with Bliss! Oh well, life could be worse, couldnt it .

(Image courtesy of trishmcevoy.com)

TRISH TRISH TRISH!

I finally bit the bullet this morning and ordered Trish McEvoy #9! I am beyond excited. Isn’t it amazing what a little perfume purchase can do for your mood? My Pink Sugar is just about to run out and since I’ve been obsessed with this Trish fragrance for months now (see my previous post on it!) I decided it’s time to smell like something other than a cupcake for a little.  I will always have my Pink Sugar to fall back on but it never hurts to spice things up!!!

My grown-up Christmas list

I listened to so many GD christmas songs this year I only think in christmas lyrics, hence the blog title. If you’ve read the blog you will know that I had a lot of products on my list this year. I ended up with two things – one of my tried & true’s and a newbie – my Bliss Fabulous foaming face wash AND Philosophy Eye Hope – YIPPEEEE! My husband was “smaaaht” (Boston-speak for smart) enough to get me the industrial sized face wash. I am also SOO very excited for my Eye Hope. I only started using it Christmas morning so the jury is still out BUT I am going to do it twice a day and see what’s what in a few weeks.

I also had Philosophy Hope in A Jar on my list, but I didn’t get it. I am A-OK with that though, because as a Sephora Beauty Insider, I just got a fatty sample of Clarins Extra Firming Day Creme

Shopping for others at Sephora.com is the gift that keeps on giving if you are a Beauty Insider.  For example, the Clarins sample I got was little over an ounce of day creme. 1.7 Oz. retails for $78… so do the math. That’s about $40 bucks worth of high-end face creme for all my hard work shopping for me and my lovely lady friends!

So far, I really like the Clarins face creme.  It’s technically for women over 40 – which I am about a decade away from.  I don’t see the harm in using it at this stage. I will have to ask my esthetician next time I go. If it reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, and its free – it’s for me!

So back to my christmas scores – my sister got me Benefit Sugar Bomb. It’s a really pretty blush that combines four different colors.  My skin is quite pale right now and it gives me just a little hint of peachy-rosiness.  Note to gals who are looking for a very aggressive blush/bronzer – this isn’t it. It’s very sheer – so I do a bit of bronzer on cheek bones, forehead, chin, under chin for contour and forehead and then dust this on the apples of my cheeks and along my cheekbones. Perfection! My love for Benefit is a well established fact at this point.

AND THEN – it only gets better! One of the gals on my team got me Arbonne’s Awaken Sea Salt Scrub.

I automatically liked it because it smells like sugary-citrus. That is my favorite bath/shower scent because its sweet and fresh.  I have used the scrub twice so far and my face feels great afterward. I figure a few times a week will be plenty, and it will make the product last longer! I am so smart.

Finally – I also scored a $50 Sephora gift card, which I obviously ALREADY used. It was burning a hole in my pocket! I was tempted to grab Philosophy Hope in a Jar but I was all out of my most favorite product, Benefit That Gal. I am also running low on my YSL mascara so I decided to use it to stock up on my staples.

All in all – a VERY successful holiday as it relates to furthering my beautification.   My skin better look hottsie tottsie after all these products and treatments! There is one little leftover product I have been pining away for since October that I am going to have to pick up in the next few days – Trish McEvoy Blackberry & Vanilla fragrance. Luckily I have a little bit of Pink Sugar left to carry me through. Even though its my signature scent I am going to go off the grid and rock some Trish for a bit and see how I like it!

I smell like a cupcake

I do. Well, most of the time. It’s because on most days I am wearing Aquolina’s Pink Sugar. Sephora describes the style of this perfume as “playful, mischievous, romantic” which I would agree with.  The dominant notes are vanilla and caramel but not in the Victoria’s secret neighborhood. Much less obvious. It’s definitely one of my favorite scents. I’ve been wearing it for the better part of four years, although in the summer I sometimes switch to something a bit more citrus-y. The bottle I am currently using must be extra potent because people have been commenting a lot on how good it smells. It has staying power but doesn’t gag you while you are wearing it like a lot of perfumes do.  I have some breathing issues and it’s never made my asthma act up.

Where do I get it? Well I was getting it at Sephora – but they also normally carry it at Nordstrom Rack which saves a couple of bucks.  They have a little purse sized roll-on version too which would be a great little stocking stuffer for a friend, sister, girlfriend/wifey who has a fun, flirty and girly personality. I am hoping to find one in my stocking too!