Saturday, November 21, 2009

How to Buy the Perfect Perfume

I love these gift ideas from Sephora.

The Deluxe Fragrance Sampler contains the following 12 fragrance samples:

- Aquolina Pink Sugar
- Donna Karan Cashmere Mist
- Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy
- Prada Infusion D'Iris
- Dior Addict 2
- Emilio Pucci Vivara Variazioni Acqua 330
- Kenzo Flower By Kenzo
- Stella McCartney Stella Nude
- Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
- Harajuku Lovers G
- Michael Kors Very Hollywood
- Versace Bright Crystal

The kit includes a voucher that you bring into a Sephora stores after you decide which one is right for you and trade it in for a full-sized bottle! It is a great way to try out a new scent to make sure it the one you want. All this comes with a pretty price tag of $50!

There is another sampler set that comes with larger, but fewer samples for $75. The Collector's Edition Fragrance Sampler For Her contains the following scents:

- 0.17 oz Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum
- 0.25 oz Ralph Lauren Romance Eau de Parfum
- 0.13 oz Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette
- Dior Addict Shine Eau de Toilette
- Givenchy Very Irresistible Givenchy Eau de Toilette
- 0.16 oz Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Parfum
- 0.24 oz DKNY BE DELICIOUS Eau de Toilette

There are also boy versions of the 2 gift sets:
Deluxe Fragrance Sampler For Him
Collector's Edition Fragrance Sampler For Him

What will they think of next?

I love you, Sephora!

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Friday, November 13, 2009


Decorations at the Cambridgeside Galleria by Paul Keleher

Husband has told me that I am not supposed to randomly exclaim, "It's almost Christmas!" until after Thanksgiving, but no one has told that to the local malls. They are already filled with Christmas decorations and a festive spirit. Despite the fact that I buy most of my gifts online, I love going shopping this time of year. The holiday energy puts me in such a good mood.

I love this time of year. Shopping for people I love, buying new coats, wearing comfy sweaters, drinking Gingerbread Spice Holiday Tea by Celestial Seasonings (I need to remember to stock up so I can continue to drink this all year around!) and spending time with friends and family. And the sales - don't forget the sales!

It doesn't hurt that my birthday is in early December. I get a birthday month instead of just one day because Husband spoils me. How could I not love the holiday season when celebrating my birth is part of the festivities?

It's almost Christmas! Merry Thanksgiving!


I read this on FMLife last night and I laughed so hard, I cried. I couldn't even read it loud to Husband without bursting into giggles. I just stood on the steps trying to get through it, tears running down my face. Although I was unable to share the entire passage with him, he got the idea. Or at least he acted like he did, so I would stop talking/laughing uncontrollably and he could get back to watching the football game.

I hope you find it just as fit-inducing as I did:

Today, I told my boyfriend how happy I was with him. He responded by pulling down his pants and slapping his ass. I have no idea what that was supposed to mean. FML

I am not sure what that says about me as a person, but I am pretty sure it is hilarious.

If that didn't make you as happy as it made me, there are more where that came from at FMLife.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Eye Test

I got following email from a coworker.

Look closely at this photo:

Did you see the naked butt in the background? If so, scroll down....

If yes, then make an appointment with your eye doctor because it is the shoulder of the girl who is taking the photo!

Haha! I just thought I would share a little "joy" with you on a random Tuesday!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Damn You, 5'2"

I love this Embellished Neck Gown Laundry in "Beryl" (or "Gorgeous Green" in English), which is on sale at Gilt Fuse for only $148. (Join here if you don't have a membership yet. Great deals on rockin' designer clothes!) The problem is that I am only 5'2". On a good day. I am pretty sure that I would look like I had been rummaging around in my mom's closet if I tried to wear this dress.

I guess I will just have to settle for looking at it instead. Sigh.

I't really have anywhere to wear this dress. Please keep in mind that that fact is irreverent.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jack (Johnson) is Back

Jack Johnson has a new CD out! En Concert was released on October 26 and is a live recording from his 2008 tour. The cool part is that 100% of the proceeds from the tour and release will go to the Kokua Hawaii Foundation and the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation to support environmental, art, and music education around the world.

Jack's music always makes me feel happy, relaxed and brings back great memories of an amazing week Husband and I spent on Maui. His cousin was getting married at a resort in Lahaina and while Better Together was playing during the wedding dance, her brother her brother leaned back in his chair and said, "Sing on Brother Jack."

Husband and I decided that we needed to figure out who "Brother Jack" was and we ended up buying the In Between Dreams CD and listened to it in our rental car as we drove along the Road to Hana. It was an amazing drive and listening to the CD by the Hawaiian naive only enhanced our experience. Thanks to that drive, Banana Pancakes is one of my all-time favorite songs.

Sing on, Brother Jack...

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Purple Satchel Lovin'

I have been on the hunt for a new purse to love, which has taken surpisingly longer than I would ever have guessed. All of a sudden, I found TWO!

First, by the lovely Ms. Tory Burch, the Dena Leather Satchel in Eggplant:

This bag is gorgeous and the leather looks amazingly soft. Yum! It is a such a classy bag in a great color.

Second, the BCBGeneration Handbag, Zip Ruffle Satchel in Plum:

The ruffles are so fun and they make the bag so unique. The soft plum color offsets the toughness of the zippers, so it would be an easy bag to dress up or down. It is also the cheaper or the two, so it depend on whether I feel like treating myself to something special, or just add a fun new bag to my handbag repertoire.

In short, I love, love, love them! I haven't bought anything fabulously purple lately looks like it is about time! Either one of these bags would be a nice change from my consistently black handbags!

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