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Check out the new Favorites section. An area dedicated to what products are in my current rotation. Check back often for updates as my favorite products change pretty frequently.

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Flo Fragrance Atomizer $17

This months BirchBox was particularly fantastic.  One of my favorite products came in this months box Klorane Dry Shampoo Travel Size. Other goodies included Benefit Cosmetics It’s Potent Eye Cream, Harvey Prince Hello Perfume (OMG Amazing), theBalm Hot Mama peachy blush, but the best part was this mini, travel and purse friendly atomizer. Continue reading

Lightning Paw

Lightening Paw by OLO

$40.00

Oh how I have tossed and turned about purchasing this. I really hemmed and hawed. I would have had to buy it online and fragrance is so specific, so I didn’t know if I would like it- could I return it, etc.? But the description was so well done, and the packaging so lovely, that I just kept coming back. Nevertheless I never did purchase it. Continue reading

Channel you inner tween and bust out the Lisa Frank

Gud Natural Body Mist in Vanilla Flame

$6.00

More info HERE

When I was 12, I wore Kiehl’s Vanilla Essence (which incidentally, I just found out they discontinued along with the ever so wonderful Coriander  oh le sigh). Back then, I wanted to smell like candy, now I want to smell like some exotic traveler with wonderlust. This desire for many years manifested in wearing a serious dose of patchouli, which my friend Zoe would constantly make fun of me for. Apparently smelling like 1971 is a bad thing.

Nevertheless, these two scents are forever hardwired in my brain as being both nostalgic and also what I was drawn to fragrance wise before I was lulled into other fragrances by packaging, excellent marketing, or my most favorite way to buy a fragrance smelling it on my high school BFF (Hey Rachael!).

I happen to live between two amazing Mom & Pop pharmacies that sell the greatest body products, making late night excursions with my friend Sophia, not only easy but practically encouraged. So when I saw this little bottle sitting among so many others I was curious, I had not seen this before. I was drawn in because it was a body mist in the deodorant section–something I have never understood product placement wise–and it was by Burt’s Bees. The other great thing is that this is free of parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals, which is great because fragrance is one of the most suspect aspects of beauty ingredients out there, and something that I find really turns me off to a lot of body products. So I sprayed some around me, much to the dismay of no one, as it was likely late at night on a Saturday, and I was totally transported to some far off rustic village where all I have is a beat up leather duffel and an impeccably well curated outfit.

It smells sweet and rough. The vanilla rounds out the rice milk notes for a scent that is woodsy, not overly complex and not like anything you might find in my middle school locker or my college dorm room, but something very at home in a rugged leather carry on. Despite the childish packaging, this body mist, is a welcome addition to my fragrance rotation and Zoe will be happy that I can finally retire the patchouli.

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Smell like the Ocean and Thank Me Later

FIREBIRD: Saltwater Perfume Oil  and Lotion

$9.00 and  $8.00

More Info HERE

Saltwater Perfume Oil

I was immediately drawn to Firebird Bath & Beauty and their perfume oils because I love roll ons. I initially got some samples from their sample program, Saltwater, Honey and WoodsmokeVinilla. I was instantly in love with Saltwater. This scent described as, “a non-floral, non-tropical ocean scent consisting of marine notes, cedar and myrtle, that softens and mellows on the skin and becomes ethereal and almost haunting. Definitely unisex, definitely unusual.”

To me it smells like clean without that cloying clean scent that is often used in so much fragrance. Describing perfume is very hard, but this scent is amazing. I have shared it with numerous friends who have also fallen in love with it. It has universal appeal and smells great. I basically cannot stop sniffing my wrist.

Great price, great scent, perfect roll on for your purse. This is a no brainer gift for yourself or your best friend.

Saltwater Lotion

The lotion has a very subtle saltwater scent, which is great for layering and having the scent last all day, but what really stands out about this product is the lotion it self.

It absorbs quickly and leaves my skin super soft. I hate body lotion after the shower because its one more step, but this absorbs like a dream so I actually don’t avoid this step, and it leaves the best subtle scent behind. It has “avocado oil for a a luxurious feel, shea butter to protect and soothe, jojoba and grapeseed oils for weightless emollience without that greasy feeling. Aloe vera hydrates and nourishes and silk amino acids provide a silky smooth afterfeel. Loaded with antioxidant vitamins and 96% natural.”

I keep this on my desk too and slather it on all day. The clean scent is amazing and I really can’t get enough of it, but the way it leaves my hands so soft is worth going back for more. Now if only Firebird Bath and Beauty made a laundry soap, hand soap and counter top cleaner in this scent!