Always Been Into Scents

I have a thing with scents. I always say, a lady should be complimented by her scent.

Nobody wants to hug a lady and smell nothing or even worse, bad! Scents leave a lasting impression and I want to make sure I do that.

Petite Cherie was a discovery several years back. I want to say around 2012. I could be wrong.

When I have an obsession with a scent, I buy everything and anything that is in the family.

Shampoo and Conditioner if they have (most likely they don’t), Shower Gel, body lotion, etc.

I want to make sure every inch of my body is in sync with my scent. A bit OCD like that.

Annick Goutal Petite Cherie Lotion

What’s in my @_NadiaGabriella? And this isn’t dirty talk.

The last time I used this clutch was at Kelly & Matt’s wedding in Kansas. I left the contents that I didn’t imminently need so here I was cleaning it out tonight. Only handbag that will go with my outfit.

Tomorrow is my company’s holiday party. Excited and nervous. Never can do really well in a large group setting.

I’m not spending money because I can’t. Lol so all my “vintage” stuff came out. What is really considered vintage though. (I looked it up, older than 20 years.)

This clutch is definitely not vintage. It is however old and rarely used.

Contents and why:

  1. Matches – Dual purpose. If you can’t figure out, yo and poopie. I don’t like to in public but if I gotta go… I light a match. It even helps when I walk into a stall that stinks like poopie. Oh! It’s tri-purpose. Not sure if that makes sense because it’s never been used by me! Lol

  2. Mint (usually gum) – Always need freshness.

  3. Floss – It’s the worst feeling to have something stuck in my teeth.

The above are all that I always carry.

  1. Heel protectors – The wedding was on grass.

AM/PM Routine

My skin has been super super dry and it’s been very annoying. flakey skin on the face is not cute and I was getting really irritated. My friends who are into skincare have been suggesting products and though those individual products didn’t work, a combination of them did.

The Argan oil and Murad products were gifted by Catalina
The rest were from a couple of different people… the two spfs were ones I purchased…

So I always put on the Murad Toner, I then put on either of the oils (Argan and PurOrganic) in the evening before going to bed.

For the day, I put on the toner again, eye cream, spf, AtoPalm and either of the oils.

My skin has softened up and the flakiness has minimized.

My skin felt like sandpaper and now it’s much better!

From left to right:
Murad Professional Eye Lift Firming Treatment

PurOrganic Serum
Argan Wear Oil
Eau Thermale Avène Mineral Light SPF 50
AtoPalm Real Barrier Intensive Care
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Sunscreen SPF 30
Murad Hydrating Toner

@OnTheRiseLondon #MustHave

I saw this jacket on Ladies of London. Although her’s (forgot the American lady’s name that had it on) had the patch on the back as well, I’m still overjoyed about my new varsity jacket! 

They have red, blue and gray… in UK sizes. I ordered the small which I believe was 8-10, however my Asian arms are a bit short for it. Still, I’m over the moon about the quality, customer service and expedited service!

This jacket was about $80 + shipping from across the world and I can’t wait to wear it out in public. 

It’s perfect for my closet because I LOVE gray and I love personalized, one of a kind pieces!

Make sure you order yours right MEOW!

Let them know Violet sent you!

http://www.ontherisestore.com

Rainy Days #CozyUp

I don’t usually wear anything in bed, especially when I sleep. However it’s been unbearably cold this winter and I cannot stand waking up at 4:30am freezing my bum off walking to the bathroom in my underoo.

I asked for the CK pajama pants from my Secret Santa with my colleagues and I love them to death! I usually HATE pants when I sleep unless they’re long johns. I had fabric being bunched as I sleep, so the tighter they are the better. The CK ones aren’t super tight, but thin and tight enough where it’s not bothersome.

As for the robe, I like to wear it around the house. Like I said, I am usually just in my underoo, but with the cold weather, I need something other than that!

Women’s Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Robe
Calvin Klein Underwear – Shift Lounge Pants (Grey Heather)

Jersey Sheet Set – Solid – Room Essentials, Heather Gray

Everyday Me @KaiFragrance

I was given a bottle of body lotion (thanks Catalina!) I didn’t care to use it until I ran out of all the other lotions I had. (She always graces me with products). I had it in my car and one day I needed lotion…used it and fell in love.

The scent is of a fresh green meadow. And though that may not sound appealing to most of you… and me neither… it’s a scent you can never get sick of and you smell so clean!

It almost reminded me a bit like the scent at the lobby of The Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes in Orlando…

heavenly

Travel Set
Travel Set

Company’s 5 Year Anniversary! 

LDW is always my birthday and the company’s anniversary party. This time around, I was in town so Bear and I attended the shindig!

My style is emulated from Catalina. She is so generous with all her amazing finds and wants to share with her loves. When she says something is fucking great and I have to buy it, I always do. Her sleek and clean style has always been an inspiration and this dress is one of the reasons why I will always look up to her for her sensibility in lifestyle.

This dress is the epitome of the lifestyle we live.

H&M Silk Maxi Dress (only navy available, however just as great)

Necessity 

I buy them in packs. I love handkerchiefs and believe that every person should carry one.

Especially ladies, a hankie always comes in handy and though you may not like the baby print, this is 100% cotton and reusable so it’s the best. Once it gets dirty, I wash it and have plenty on hand.

When I’ve needed it:

I was at the bar and usually if I grab my own drink I always leave the bar with squeezing my limes and leaving it on a napkin before walking back to the group. When someone (my husband) grabs me a drink, it’s always napkin-less (he still hasn’t learned) so my limes are on the rim of my glass. I then squeeze my limes and leave them on a surface (cause I do NOT want them touching my liquid) and wipe my hands with my hankie.

Another time, I had someone bump into me and spill their drink. The napkins did not cover, so I used my hankie.

In cold areas, my nose runs.

It comes in more handy than you think, you don’t know until you have one how often you reach for it.

If you are interested, I may start selling it on my blog… what do you think?

Thx @Catalinalinasu @MuradSkinCare

I don’t do face care but lately I’ve been forced to… 😛

Okay, not forced but wanting to. Catalina gifted me with this amazing serum for my eyes and I cannot get enough of it. She suggested I put it on morning and night.

So I do what she says…

Murad Eye Lift Serum

Self Tanning @vitaliberata

Catalina gave me this to try. My lazy ass didn’t want it, but I still brought it home.

I got tanned by Pure Organic Tan this week and I totally forgot when it was time to wash up…

I was done washing my face when I realized I was dripping water all down my neck, check, arms to elbows. Luckily this self tanner came into play and saved the day.

I rubbed it all over my water spots to cover up the mistakes…

Thanks CS!

Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 Week Tinted Tan Mousse, Dark, 4.22 fl. oz.

Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt

Face Care – Thank you @CatalinalinaSu

Thank you Catalina for this product!

For those of you who know me, I don’t care for my skin care regimen.

I don’t usually wash my face at night. I don’t wear moisturizer. I don’t wear SPF. 

Well, I have been more lately but until about few months ago, I didn’t.

I have been using this now for two days… TWO DAYS ONLY and my skin feels fucking amazing!

Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, 1.7 Fluid Ounce