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Month: August, 2015

Favorite Fragrances

by christinamdick

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Bvlgari Rose Essentielle | $95 | Nordstrom:  Floral notes of ottoman rose, prelude rose, jasmine and violet, combined with the spicy base notes of sandalwood and patchouli. This is the perfume I’ve had for the longest time. I first asked for it for Christmas one year, and I’ve been repurchasing ever since. It’s rose, but

Chloe Roses de Chloé | $70 | Sephora:  Fresh Cut Roses, Bergamot, Rose Essence, Magnolia Accord, White Musk, Amber. I get the most compliments on this one. It smells like pure roses to me, and it’s very strong. I was hesitant about getting it at first because I already had the Blvgari, but I’m so glad I did.

Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere | $100 | Nordstrom: Modern, airy interpretation of the the classic N°5. Rich, warm, intense floral scent. I just bought this one with the latest Saks beauty coupon after nursing a sample for a few weeks in my makeup bag. It smells powdery and wonderful. It’s not as strong as Coco Mademoiselle, but it’s just as elegant.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle:$95 (Purse Spray) | Nordstrom: Bergamot, orange, jasmine, rose, patchouli, vetiver, white musks, vanilla. This is the strongest scent I have and I love how elegant it seems. I like spray it once in the morning and it lasts the whole day. It’s easy to overdo it with this one, so I make sure to only spray it once. I love the refillable purse spray.

Jo Malone Red Roses | $65 | NordstromComposed of seven types of roses from around the world with a heart of crushed violet leaves and hints of lemon and spearmint. This is a pure, rose scent. It’s similar to Roses de Chloé, but I find it to be a little lighter.

Caswell-Massey Exlixr of Love | $40 | ElementsBeautyShop.com: Perfume-grade oils of Jasmine, Lavender, Egyptian Musk, and Passionflower and a secret herbaceous ingredient. I love this scent. It’s very unique, and the only thing I wish is that it lasted longer. I carry it in my purse to reapply, and I’m on my second bottle.

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French Skincare

by christinamdick

11357972_1597685347186140_442315563_nOne of my favorite makeup artists to follow is Lisa Eldridge, and she raves about the skincare she picks up from pharmacies on her trips to Paris. When my wonderful friend Deb told me she was going on a trip to France for her business school program, I begged her to bring me home some skincare products. This is what she came back with! It turns out these are available in the US (See the photo below. It’s even on sale!)


The Avene spray perfect for when you’re doing full coverage makeup (for a special event or going out), and your makeup can look heavy right after you apply it. The spray gives the affect of a few hours wear, when your makeup has settled in (in a good way) and looks more natural. My favorite sprays are multi-purpose (COOLA, which gives SPF and Make Up For Ever, which “sets” makeup and makes it last longer), but this one is nice too.

I LOVE Bioderma. This is actually something I’d bought on Amazon, but I wanted to include it since it’s French. This is my favorite cleansing water. I use it every night to remove my makeup with one of these cotton pads, before my Erno Laszlo oil/treatment bar.

The Vichy serum smells wonderful -almost fruity, but I haven’t used it enough to see how well it works. The moisturizer is light and gentle.

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Tortoiseshell Pumps

by christinamdick

I must have these Tortoiseshell pumps.


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What I got at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Here’s a little about what I got at Nordstrom sale and a giveaway!!_8962314

Personal Microderm: I’m so excited to try this. I’ve seen several YouTubers talking about it. I love my Clarisonic, and am hoping this will be the next level of awesome.



Topshop Self-Tie Shirt Dress: This wasn’t on sale, but I love it and couldn’t help but include it. I’ve worn it several times already and it’s perfect. It’s super soft and cozy. It comes in red/orange, but I love the light grey. I first saw it on Buy Now Blog Later’s Intsagram and had to have it. (Note: don’t pay attention to the sizing recommendations/conversions on Nordstrom.com. It converts Topshop sizes to regular but I found it to be inaccurate. Buy your normal size).


Zella Live-In leggings: I also bought a pair of these last year at the anniversary sale. I got this fun blue color, but it’s sold out now. Zella is one of my favorite lines of work out clothes. I have several pairs of pants and this jacket that I love. I read somewhere that someone involved with Zella came from Lululemon and I do see the similarities.

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Kate Spade Glitter Stud Earrings: (These are not sold out, but I bought an extra pair for my readers and am giving them away a multi-glitter pair in a Rafflecopter giveaway. USA only)

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