Scents & Suds

MiN New York a masquerade on Tuesday celebrating the launch of FATE by Amouage Perfumes.


I loved the shop’s vintage decorations. They very much reminded me of Sleep No More.


Despite my bias against perfumes (preferring perfume oils), I was pleasantly surprised by the men and women’s version of FATE. I didn’t get the blast of alcohol smell, which was awesome. The top note of the women’s floral reminded me of a bouquet.

New York has such neat shoppes!

Today I came home to discover a surprise Birchbox!


My subscription ran out in March, so this was an extra surprise. I had received an email from Birchbox apologizing for not delivering the March box and sending a consolation, and assumed it was a wrongly addressed email.



Thank you Birchbox for the slew of goodies: amika Obliphica Hair Treatment, Isaac Mizrahi FABULOUS, COOLA Cucumber Moisturizer, and Cargo Lip Gloss.

My favorite is the extra find, a Pilot Acrobal pen.


It wrote in super smooth pink ink!
I love it!

It made me miss Lost Crates. I hope they come back.

Thank you Birchbox for this box of cheer!


Surprise! What greeted me in the mailbox today was a thank you gift from January’s campaign. It’s a hot pink lip tar from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, aptly named January Rising.

I don’t usually wear makeup, but I decided to try it out anyways.


It was shockingly bright on me.

Thank you January! Hope everything goes well.

After a oppressively gray winter, I was craving seriously craving some color.

Zoya nail polishes

To spruce up, I ordered some nail polish from Zoya.

Not only was I super intrigued by the happy yellow of Darcy and the spunky seafoam of Neely, (I was less excited about Blaze), Zoya had their Earth Day sale, which made everything awesomely half-priced.

When the package arrived, I jumped on Darcy.

Oh Yea

I felt pretty friggin’ sweet with bright yellow nails.

Though, when I laid down the first coat, I was at shocked at how streaky the formula was. It was a little gross. I couldn’t get anywhere near the smoothness in the photographs I saw online.


This was probably the first time I actually bought nail polish. I own two other beloved colors, like the awesome emerald from color club, but they were all given to me one way or another. This was fun. I might get more in the future.


How is this sooo goood?

I’m now pressing my nostrils on my wrist, trying to draw in all of the spiced vanilla scent of the famed Storyville. This perfume oil masterpiece is an extremely rare and discontinued blend, fetching well over hundreds of dollars for a measly 5mL. I’m INCREDIBLY fortunate that I got the change try it. I was surprised by its gentleness, since vanilla usually hits me like an explosion. Storyville was stunning.


Thank you so much Becca for gifting me the sample!!! You made me EXTREMELY HAPPY.