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Friday, July 18, 2014

Monogrammed // oNecklace + etsy

oNecklace Monogrammed EarringsoNecklace Jewelry Shopping
The lovely folks at oNecklace created these dainty gold monogrammed earrings for me from their new etsy store collection. Love, love the cufflinks feel of these and the way they perfectly fit the initials on such a tiny golden canvas.
oNecklace Monogrammed Earrings from etsy
Find the above earrings here on etsy.

Earrings c/o oNecklace on etsy, thank you so very much!

Image: mam for Gave That

Monday, July 14, 2014

DIY Printed Feathers

Sealed with a Kiss Printed Feather Gift Wrap Idea DIY Project
Hope is the thing with feathers 
That perches in the soul 
And sings the tune without the words 
And never stops at all...
—Emily Dickinson

These feathery kisses are super easy to make and add to little gifts, keep reading below for a simple DIY printed feather embellishment...


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Orange Glad it's July!

Orange Glad July Sweets Box with Gift Wrapped  Treats
An email from Orange Glad that one of their sweets boxes shipped has a major pavlovian effect although this time, I must say, they may have thoroughly outdone themselves. Take a peek at the sweet things tucked inside these polka dotted gift bags and discover new bakeries from across the country with a tasting box of treats just delivered. Keep on reading below to...


Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Oil Fragrance Review and Find
Sunshine and the beach in a bottle. That's the only way I can describe the loveliness of Huile Prodigieuse by Nuxe. A bottle that forever seemed omnipresent in every single French women's beauty cabinet. For years it baffled me. What exactly was it? Why was it always there? At first I assumed it was a perfume except it would always seem to be next to the rest of their skincare, never by their perfumes. Yet, if they did happen to mention it, which was rare, it was always about how good it smelled.

Then one day I learned it was a skincare product that many loved to use in their hair. After discovering the wonders of dry oils and how potent perfumes in oil form can be I decided to order some. Only to learn they ended up coming out with a perfume version. As it turns out I think the oil version is really versatile as a fragrance, even more so than the perfume, and plenty potent. Only two spritzes for the most lovely, fuzzy orange blossom scent tinged with warm vanilla, macadamia and sunscreen. Mostly it's straight up white floral neroli (orange blossoms), be forewarned, no pastry or Hawaiian fruit punch. Instead a lighter Elie Saab. As it settles in it smells like bronzed skin from a day at the beach only without the damage and brown spots.

A really fine mist spritzes out and rubbing it into the skin briskly seems to make it both come alive and linger all day. French actress Corinne Calvet's words ring true again, "In 15 minutes the scent disappears as the oil is absorbed into the pores. But later, when you go out, when you are dancing, when you get warm, the oil is activated again and the perfume comes out and is detectable again...". It comes to life when it needs to which has equaled love. Another love is layering it with a little Egyptian Musk which transforms it into something clean and slightly green even. A whole new perfume. Thoroughly addictive.

French pharmacies are unsung bastions of really good gift shopping but you can also find Nuxe here, thankfully.

Nails: Zoya Sooki

Image: mam for Gave That

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