Hello, Honeysuckle & Davana! 🍯🌼

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

I'm currently obsessing over Jo Malone London's latest, Honeysuckle & Davana. You're right, when am I not obsessing over Jo Malone London? I'm all for all things honey and florals, and I had to give this fragrance a shot and now I'm swooning over it. Topped with Davana, with a heart of Honeysuckle and a Moss base, this scent is super clean and green at the same time, without being too overpowering in the sweet and floral realms. Honeysuckle & Davana definitely screams happy, yellow, sophisticated and chic all at once, and it's the perfect everyday go-to scent. This fragrance comes in both your standard Jo Malone London sizes as well as a candle! I had so much fun capturing sweet images of this fragrance along with Jo Malone London's The Talk of the Townhouse print (I'm a die-heard fan of print, still – something about flipping pages and tangibility still matters to me). Keep scrolling to see more!

I'm excited to blend Honeysuckle & Davana with other fragrances, as it seems super compatible for fragrance combining! Speaking of... I might be that bride who goes out of her way to create a Jo Malone London scent for her wedding day... stay tuned!


#TwoBecomeRen: My Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

I've been engaged for about two months now and some days feel more surreal than others. Ever since I can remember, the thought of planning my own wedding always excited me, and the time has finally come. To be honest, some weeks are more productive than others, but I have faith it will all pan out as time progresses. At the end of the day, it really is just one day, filled with love from friends, family, and each other – we can't wait!

This past weekend, I proposed to my bridesmaids and they all said "yes"! We met up for bottomless brunch at Avli Kafe, a cute Greek spot in Bayside, Queens. I loved putting their bridesmaid proposal boxes together and it was so fun watching them open their boxes!

I painted each box's lid with their names on them and filled the boxes with a personalized card, photographs for old time's sake, a mini Moet, a cosmetic pouch with their initial painted on it, and some of my favorite beauty goodies! Keep scrolling to see an unboxing of one of these beauties! 

And a huge shout-out to the following brands for gifting product (or providing a generous discount) for these bridesmaid proposal boxes. I'm forever grateful. Show them some love! 

Rifle Paper Co. Wedding Greeting Cards
lilah b. Divine Duo Lip & Cheek
OLIKA Minnie Hand Sanitizer Spray

philosophy amazing grace ballet rose / pure grace nude rose

Nudestix Magnetic Matte Eye Color / Magnetic Luminous Eye Color

PerriconeMD No Makeup Lipstick / No Makeup Blush

Stay tuned for more wedding planning details!


Jo Malone London Does It Again With Their Queen of Pop Collection!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

As promised, I'm showcasing the next Jo Malone London collection, Queen of Pop - sooner than you thought, huh? Like I said, they've been kicking the year off with a handful of limited edition collections so far. and I'm not mad about it!

They've recently launched their Queen of Pop collection this month, which is a curated collection from model / actress, Poppy Delevingne. This collection features three Bubble Baths, three Colognes, and three Home Candles, all in different scents. The scents are from Jo Malone London's everyday collection, but the packaging is decorated in bright pink with a random splash of stripes and / or polka-dots. I was able to receive one product from each category, plus the cute rubber duck from the collection (thank you so much, Jo Malone London)!

I have the Bubble Bath in Black Cedarwood & Juniper, Cologne in Peony & Blue Suede, and a Home Candle in Blackberry & Bay! I'm most excited for the Bubble Bath because I haven't seen anything like it in a Jo Malone London limited edition (like the Hair Mist and Body Spray). Besides, who doesn't love bubble baths? I know the scent Peony & Blush Suede is a favorite of others, so I'm excited to finally own it - it's very floral and super appropriate for a night out on the town! And lastly, I'm loving the Blackberry & Bay Home Candle... this is one of my all-time favorite Jo Malone London scents and I'm ecstatic to own the candle version!

If you're considering purchasing something from the Queen of Pop collection, just do it. Every product from this collection will make your space pop with summer vibes and positive energy.

Queen of Pop Products Mentioned:
- Jo Malone London Black Cedarwood & Juniper Limited Edition Bubble Bath
- Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Limited Edition Cologne
- Jo Malone London Blackberry & Bay Limited Edition Candle


My Boyfriend's Current Skincare Favorites are the Perfect Mini Father's Day Gift Guide!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

I'm such a huge skincare person, and it only made sense for that to rub onto my boyfriend, Michael. It was definitely a gradual change, because he has super oily skin and thought that skincare would only be a hassle on top of his oily skin... until I introduced the right products to him! Keep reading for his current skincare favorites.

We're starting off with his all-time favorite, philosophy's renewed hope for men mattifying moisturizer. He always has one in his bag - don't be afraid to ask him to use it (though he might be a tad too protective over it). This moisturizer is nice and lightweight, which is suitable for his oily skin, and the mattifying ability just tops it off! He also loves the microdelivery for men face and body scrub because who doesn't love a multi-tasking two-in-one product?

I was recently introduced to the brand, Triumph & Disaster, a cool skincare brand that uses natural ingredients and great for men! The names of their products are so fun, such as Logic (toner) and Gameface (moisturizer), and that definitely drew Michael's attention. He still doesn't know what the purpose of a toner is, but I'm glad he makes an effort to use it anyway. The Gameface moisturizer has been implemented into his evening skincare routine, as it's slightly thicker than philosophy's mattifying moisturizer (which is okay when you're sleeping)!

Products Pictured:
- philosophy renewed hope for men mattifying moisturizer
- philosophy the microdelivery for men face and body scrub
- Triumph & Disaster Logic Toner
- Triumph & Disaster Gameface Moisturizer

Pssst! Father's Day is coming up this weekend and this makes for a great short-and-sweet gift guide!


Bokksu Blossoming Spring Unboxing (April 2018)! 💮

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

If you know me, you know I'm a huge fan of snacks. However, I never loved them enough to join a snack subscription for long... until I came across Bokksu, a Japanese snack subscription box. When it comes to food (snacks included), I can't turn down anything Japanese - it's my all-time favorite type of food! 

The Bokksu team was so generous enough to send me their Blossoming Spring (April 2018) box! Lucky for me, all of the flavors from this spring box were right up my alley - sakura, strawberry, and Japanese plum. Are you drooling yet? Let's go see what's inside this beautiful orange box! 

My first impression when opening this box was nothing short of positive - it was filled (and there were at least two of each of almost all the snacks). 

The box itself was thoughtfully curated, as not only was it a box of delicious snacks, but the presentation was definitely on point and aesthetically pleasing as well. 

To be quite frank, I ate half of these snacks right after I finished taking these photographs - couldn't help myself! 

There was a brochure inside of the box that gives you more information about each snack - I think it's super helpful, especially when Japanese snacks don't always have English on them. My favorite snack out of this entire box was definitely the Suppa Mucho Stick Sour Plum bag! My mouth is drooling as I'm reminiscing on the sour-but-savory taste of those chips!

If you're interested in trying out Bokksu for yourself, you can use the code CX5 for $5 off your first subscription! Thanks again, Bokksu!


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