Tuesday Web Candy

Super cute holiday gifts that give backStripes & Sequins

Christine knows the way to wow your holiday party guests…custom cocktailsCourt & Hudson

Pantone announced the color of the year: Emerald green!InStyle

Pizza Hut perfume. Really? – Beauty Blogging Junkie

Don’t be fooled…Tammy Taylor (oh you know her as the mom from Friday Night Lights) has NEVER worn extensions. So cute for her – People StyleWatch

So Boy Meets World is coming back (as Boy Meets GIRL) and Danielle Fishel dishes on her beauty must-havesAllure

The cutest DIY sequin ornamentGlitter N Glue

18 things you’ll ONLY see in New York City…and I love every one of them – Buzzfeed

I’m loving this DIY animal bookendNatalMe

The lazy girl’s (e.g. ME) detox planRefinery29

WODE By Bouddica: blue perfume?!

I just recently wrote about Lady Gaga’s new fragrance, FAME, that come out as a black mist but doesn’t actually appear black on your skin…but look out Gaga, you just got one-upped.  WODE by Bouddica actually comes out blue and STAYS BLUE on your skin and clothing.  Of course, it quickly fades away but how shocking would that be?  The fragance comes in a spray paint-inspired can, naturally, and, according to Refinery29, omits warm notes of juniper, berry, nutmeg, clary sage and angelica root – all in the gorgeous cobalt blue shade.  Now you know what to get me for my birthday…

Secret Ingredient: Grapefruit

Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit Eau de Parfum Rollerball: I love rollerball perfume and this Fresh version is really energizing and delicious.

ORIGINS Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Souffle: I’m not super huge on body creams but this “body souffle” smells A-MAZING and the citrus scent is known to help boost your mood.

Kiehl’s Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit: When I was sent a bottle of this new fragrance, I was soooo excited to try it.  Not only because it’s Kiehl’s (and I LOVE Kiehl’s) but also because the idea of mixing Nashi Blossom and grapefruit just sounded like perfection to me…and it was.

Josie Maran Moroccan Argan Body Oil – Grapefruit scent: Everyone knows how good Argan Oil is for your skin but grapefruit-scented Argan Oil?  Even better.  It’s naturally scented to balance the mind, body and soul.

Burt’s Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit: Packed with vitamins, this lip balm is hydrating and tastes fantastic.  Granted, I know you’re not supposed to eat your lip balm but let’s be honest…everyone does.

Stila Lip Glaze in “Grapefruit”: A staple in the Stila makeup line, the grapefruit shade of their Lip Glaze is a fun, frosty pink that’s not too pink, if you know what I mean.

C.O. Bigelow Village Perfumer Hand Wash in “Grapefruit”: I’m a sucker for a fancy hand soap and I do enjoy this grapefruit-scented version.  The bottle makes me think it’s from the victorian era and it’s not too drying on my hands.

Inspired By: Ice Cream

DEMETER Fragrance Vanilla Ice Cream: It’s basically just summer vacation in a bottle.  Enough said.

Freeze 24-7 IceCream Double Scoop Intensive Anti-Aging Moisturizer: Besides an awesome name, this nourishing moisturizer (perfect for my dry skin!) firms and even tones the skin for immediate long term benefits.

I Love…Vanilla & Ice Cream Shower Smoothie: I mean, who doesn’t, right?  I love an awesome body wash, as you probably know, so smelling like an ice cream shop in the shower always makes me uber happy.

Slatkin & Co. Root Beer Float Candle: A treat that always delights…sweet root beer poured over pure vanilla ice cream, with a touch of nutmeg will literally FLOAT through the room when you light this candle.

Philosophy Marshmallow Cone Lip Shine: The taste of marshmallow ice cream that’s fat free?  I’ll take it.  This lip shine is also super hydrating and really softens your lips.


One Bag & Three Beauty Obsessions


I haven’t done One Bag & Three Beauty Obsessions in awhile, BUT it’s back.




  • Narciso Rodriguez for Her: My perfume staple since college, this fragrance is a winner EVERY time.  The men love it. Trust.
  • Kate Somerville Exofilate Body Intensive Exofoliating Treatment: An intensive exfoliating treatment on my face?  Absolutely not.  On my body?  Yes, it’s a different ball game.  I love a good body slough and this stuff does it’s job.
  • Bumble & Bumble Prep: Lately I’ve been all about the prep.  I’ve been using a makeup primer and now, I’m also into the hair styling prep.  Bumble & Bumble’s products are fantastic so I wasn’t surprised when I started using and loving this prep product.

Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum

In short, the new Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum is fashion in a bottle.  When I heard that the Italian fashion house was creating its first fragrance, I was elated…you see, I saw my first Bottega bag when I was studying abroad in Venice, Italy and I instantly fell in love.  According to the release, Tomas Maier, the creative force behind Bottega Veneta, conceived the first fragrance as a dream of the Venetian countryside —love.  The colors of the bottle are signature BV: a brunito cap and collar, an ebano logo and a skin-colored leather ribbon clipped wth a brunito butterfly (so elegant) and the bottle was inspired by Venetian glasswork and the traditonal Italian carafe.

Looks aside, cause we all know I’m a sucker for pretty packaging, the scent itself evokes the sensuality of the house’s leather goods.  The fragrance is what they call a “leathery floral” that marries scents of the Venetian countryside – fresh meadows, mown hay, flowers, earth and wood…I’m flashing back to winter 2003 and summer 2005 in Italia.  Sigh.