Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Diptyque Candle in Indian Incense / Lani

For Christmas my awesome brother gifted me this limited edition Diptyque candle ($68, can be found on Nordstrom) and I'm so in love with it! It's unlike any other candles that I own, which all have very basic and straightforward scents, whereas this one is more complex. And the scent, Indian Incense, is so unique but is definitely for those who favor a heavier scent. Diptyque describes it as... 
A mysterious, deep fragrance, dark and floral. Rose and carnation are balanced with incense and myrrh.
Other than the smell being amazing, it burns so well and can fully envelop a room with its fragrance in a matter of minutes so you definitely get a lot of bang for your buck! The scent even lingers unlit, which I consider a huge plus. If you get a chance to visit a Diptyque store, I would definitely recommend giving it a go! Plus, who can resist the perfect packaging?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Nails!

I've been obsessed with the look of "claw" (almond-shaped acrylic) nails , especially for the winter time. I love the way they make my hands look and every outfit I wear is 100% more fierce. I can't help but accessorize my new talons with rings, most of them being from Brandy Melville. Although I've had to make adjustments to my life (cream eyeshadow is impossible and texting is now a chore) the process was painless and I can still switch out polish colors as I like -although I love the dark look of Wet n Wild's megalast nail color in Disturbia, a super dark purple with itty bitty micro shimmer- my most worn polish this season by far!

I don't see claw nails to always be my nails of choice (especially once school starts) but it has been fun to switch it up ! 

How do you feel about almond shaped nails ? Where is a good place to purchase rings? Let us know in the comments!


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Favorite Scented Lotions

Thanks to the incredibly dry weather, I've been having to slather myself in lotion every morning to avoid becoming a living crustacean. (Sorry for the intense graphic image.) My latest favorite was part of a Christmas gift from my sister (thank you!) and it's Fresh's Sugar Lychee Body Lotion, which does an excellent job of moisturizing while having a delicate and fruity scent to it. Granted, the scent doesn't last too long but it's well worth it for the moisturizing aspect. Another gift was L'Occitane's Jasmin & Bergamote Body Milk and it smells so amazing-L'Occitane's body products never cease to amaze me as their hand creams are miracle workers. And, lastly, you can never go wrong with Soap & Glory's The Righteous Body Butter. It's a bit more heavy duty than the aforementioned, as it feels much thicker on the skin and takes a bit longer to soak in but it definitely does a great job for targeting any dry patches. The scent is also really feminine and fruity, which I love!

What lotions are you using and have you tried any of the ones above? And do you have any recommendations? xx

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

California Winter OOTD / Tara

This is such a simple, go-to outfit for this time of year. Bare legs aren't always on your radar in the winter , but in Southern California, a soft knit sweater paired with a flowy skirt and chunky boots are always in season!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Diptyque Perfume

Thanks to Hautelook, I was able to snag two of these babies for the price of one! And, yes, my love for Diptyque extends beyond just their candles.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Drugstore Haul / Tara

'Tis the season for new Drugstore makeup! I don't know about you guys but the drugstore has been filled with brand new inexpensive wonders that I can't help but to try out. Here are some of the goodies I picked up!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Lush Christmas Kisses / Tara

If Lush Cosmetics is known for one thing, it's their amazing Holiday Gift sets. Unfortunately this "Christmas Kisses" package is no longer available until the holiday season rolls around next year, but most of products inside are still available in store or online at Lush.com.