Monday, April 27, 2015

Time in a bottle: April 2015 favorites


Geminola 'Sophia Loren' dress


Commodity Goods Gold has notes of Nubian musk, ambroxan, and molten amber. Ambroxan is an interesting note that is in perfumes like Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle, Not A Perfume by Juliette Has A Gun, Molecule 02 by Essential Molecules, and Le Labo Santal 33 perfume oil. People often describe it as the smell musk on your clean skin in the base notes, which is probably why so many enjoy it. This becomes a skin scent by the end of the day. 
 I will buy almost anything with the name Whiskey. This contains notes of mahogany oak, ivy, dark musk, sage, and cinnamon. It's unisex without being cloying or too intense for women. I like that it's complex and smooth. It's something my husband would wear because there aren't any floral or gourmand notes to mess it up. What you smell is what you get. I will try to sneak it into his cabinet...

You can find the 100 ml and travel sprays @ Sephora or Commodity Goods.

Nest White Sandalwood has notes of Indian sandalwood, creamy almond, white musk, and spices. 

I have a habit of buying one winter fragrance at the beginning of spring, and then it's put on hold until next fall. This year it's Nest White Sandalwood. This is a creamy yet clean sandalwood (because sandalwood can get very dirty in a primal way) with nutty almond, spices, and sometimes even  phantom coconut milk. I constantly smelled my wrist when testing it. You can find Nest at Sephora or here.

                                                           Makeup inspirations:


Monochromatic peach and rose tones on Millicent Lambert. 

Golden eyes at Elisabetta Franchi spring 2015. 


                                                                              Hair care:

Mermaid Hair shampoo and conditioner

Skin care: 

Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil

Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip Flash Peel and Sheer Transformation Creme

Belif Aqua Bomb

Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask

Life-Flo Rose Hip and Sea Buckthorn oils (undiluted at night) 



Elta MD UV Clear spf 46 and Physical Broad Spectum spf 41

                                                          Guerlain Lingerie de Peau in Beige Clair 02

    Shiseido Perfecting Stick Concealer in Natural Light

           Clinique Color Pop blushes in Ginger Pop and Heather Pop  
Becca Wild honey and Songbird 

 Highlighter: (not all at once)
 MAC Strobe Cream mixed with foundation. 
     RMS Living Luminizer
        Becca Blushed Copper Shimmering Skin Perfector


Becca Blushing Copper
This goes well with Becca Songbird and Wild Honey blushes. 




           Tom Ford Summer 2015 Cream and Powder Eye Color in Golden Peach  and Naked Bronze             

           Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor shadows in Rio de Rose Gold
and Playa del Pink. 

YSL Pop Water shadows in Aquatic Copper, Taupe Drop, and Steamy Coral. 

Eylure Nourishing Brow Oil with Rosemary
Something about rosemary makes your brows grow. 
You can find Eylure at Ulta. 

   None.  I let my mascara stand out. 

     Maybelline Full n Soft
Lashes like Buffy. 



Too Faced Melted Strawberry (a summer red)

 Nars Belle De Jour

Bite Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Sucre

Bite High Pigment Pencil in Corvina

Marc Jacobs Le Marc lipsticks in So Sofia, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and Je t'aime.

I can only assume that 'So Sofia' was named after Sofia Coppola. 

      Lip balm:

Tony Moly Mini Blueberry lip balm 

            Nail Colour:

Zoya Blu is all I've wanted to wear for the beginning of spring.
An opaque baby blue with a white base.