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Jouer Perfume Oil

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Recently Jouer sent me their Perfume Oil–and basically, it is genius. It involves a rollerball perfume (a concept we all know and [most of us] love–for its portability, convenience, unobtrusiveness, and value). But instead of an eau de toilette variety as is typically the norm for rollerball editions, this involves a perfume oil. The concept is genius, and leaves me thinking, “Why haven’t they all been in oil form?”

“Why have I wasted my money on rollerball perfumes watered down with alcohol?”

Although I won’t go into specifics here about the nature of perfumes and how they “open up” in the presence of a certain amount of alcohol, the things you need to know are:

  1. Perfume oils last longer on the skin, because they live in a lipophilic environment which basically means it can sit among the skin cells and hang out–instead of evaporating like an alcohol-based eau de toilette/parfum
  2. Perfume oils are less obtrusive, since they don’t immediately overpower the vicinity with violent accords of perfume notes, made volatile by, again, our friend alcohol.
  3. In my (humble) opinion, perfumes smell more complex and rich when they involve less alcohol (for example, a perfume smells more rich and complex than a eau de parfum, and even more so than an eau de toilette.

Jouer’s concoction involves scents of gardenia, jasmine, and honeysuckle. The packaging is inconscpicuously elegant.

This is an overpoweringly floral scent, so if you’re not a fan of floral, I would steer clear. This is, however, a great scent to layer over a spicier, more evening scent, if you’re feeling like you want to make a sexier scent a little more “daytime.”

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Zoeva Bamboo Edition, Vol. 2

I feel like you guys have asked me tons of questions lately about Zoeva brushes, and I want to make a few things clear: thus far, they are the best quality brushes I’ve ever owned and used I use at least one Zoeva brush every single day With that in mind, I wanted to share with youRead & Comment →

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St. Patrick’s Day Treat Cups

I found these amazing parfait-like kid-friendly treat cups on Pinterest, and, being the kid that I am, I couldn’t help myself. I had to make them. I made sure to document the whole process so you could see how easy it is to recreate! I cannot take credit for the idea as I found thisRead & Comment →

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Currently: Bedside Table

When it comes to Spring cleaning, I actually totally dread it–but after I’m done, I’m so glad I forced myself to endure through the odious task of chucking out the old to make way for tidiness. I have a horrible habit of accruing things and never putting them away in their proper place. To getRead & Comment →

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Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum

It’s rare that I get up and talk to you about a single product in a blog post, but this deserves to be mentioned. I’m in love with a lotion–and I’m pretty sure it loves me back (at least, my skin thinks so). I’ll bet you didn’t guess it was from Vaseline. Their new serum-basedRead & Comment →

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Casual Date Night & How to Contour Quickly

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2015

I have been a fan of Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent since last year, which is a relatively short amount of time when you count up how many years Bronze Goddess has been a “thing”. Every year the beauty conglomerate releases the fragrance (often in new packaging) and every year it sells out,Read & Comment →

Hudson + Bleecker Etoile Avion Cosmetic Case

It’s like this brand, Hudson + Bleecker, had me in mind when they designed the ethereal, scintillating Etoile series of cases. I’m so happy to have discovered this brand amongst my Instagram followers, because this is a new favorite brand for me. The aesthetic is chic yet modern with a twist of classic and edge,Read & Comment →