Wednesday, December 25

Capri Blue Volcano

I have never been a fan of sweet smelling candles. I shudder at the thought of a cupcake or vanilla scented anything, unless it's baked goods. This year I was gifted the beautiful Capri Blue candle for Christmas by the lovely Jenny.

This beautiful candle smells like a tropical heaven. Infused with tropical fruits, sugared oranges, and lemons this is everything I dream of in a candle. The beautiful red glass jar creates a soothing ambience as the flame plays inside. I first fell in love with this candle after countless times being mesmerized when I enter an Anthropologie. They have this candle burning year round and I have been eyeing it for years. Finally I can have the luxury of this in my own room.

For $28 you get this cozy recycled glass candle. I don't feel too guilty paying the steep price because of how slowly it burns. I have used it about 4 times and I have yet to make a significant dent in the candle unlike the Bath and Body Candles that seem to disappear into thin air. I will definitely be repurchasing this for years to come with hopes of calling this my signature scent.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! I know I won't be able to part with this Christmas tree for another couple of weeks. 

Monday, December 23

Nars Isolde

You can probably guess that I have a bit of love for the Nars Isolde eyeshadow duo, using the name as my blog name and such. I have had this eyeshadow for a couple years and whenever I am having a little bit of a creative road bump I always turn to this eyeshadow. It is beautiful, creamy, and pigmented.
The one complaint I have about this duo is the packaging. While the Nars packaging is beautiful it is nearly impossible to keep clean, as you can see in the photos above.  

The Isolde Duo is a beautiful copper duo. The lighter shade on the right comes off as more of a copper shimmer on the eyelid. Then you can use the richer dark color on the right in the crease of the eye or as a liner. This duo is very forgiving and perfect for someone who is looking for an everyday staple that isn't a boring matte brown shade. 

The verdict: The Nars Isolde duo will set you back $34 but is well worth the investment. This is one of my favorite eyeshadow duos that is creamy and without any unwanted fallout. Perfect for various skin tones this will add a beautiful glow to the eyes. 

Tuesday, December 3

Winter Season

After getting adjusted to the first quarter of University I think I am ready to get back into posting on here regularly. Expect a lot of great stuff to show up once or twice a week. 

Currently I am lounging on my bed and burning my much loved tea and lemon candle, which is sadly almost burnt up, and jotting down ideas in my journal for upcoming blog posts. I want this to be mainly focused on beauty and fashion posts but all I can think up is cute baking ideas for the winter season. 

I have been overly obsessed with being cozy. Every morning I throw on my fuzzy slippers and my zara cardigan and lounge around in pure bliss. I have missed doing nothing so much that I have even started indulging in cat naps throughout the day. 

I can't wait for the first real snow fall and the heavenly blanket of snow. I am getting all emotional just thinking about it. Everything seems so calm and undisturbed. Not even a single foot print. These are the moments that I am thankful I grew up in Chicago.

And now I am off to experience the majestic Eataly.