Friday, March 31, 2017

Fragrance Friday: Yankee Candle - French Vanilla

Happy Friday!!

I've recently fallen head over heels for candles. For years and years, I was an avid Scentsy melter (and consultant). I still love Scentsy, but I no longer sell it, and I don't buy it too often as I have a huge stash. That's where this candle comes in. Back in January, I got an email telling me about the Yankee Candle Semi-Annual sale, and I had a little look on their site. I ended up ordering a few, but this large jar in French Vanilla is a total stand out.

First of all, these large jars last FOREVER. You get a lot of bang for your buck, and you get to enjoy the candle for longer than a couple of days.. (Here's looking at you Bath and Body Works..)

French Vanilla is a light vanilla scent which is PERFECT for a bedroom. It isn't overwhelming, but you can really smell and enjoy the scent.

I'm almost half way done with this candle, and I'm already plotting another order. I will definitely pick up another French Vanilla large jar.

By the way.. if you are a Yankee fan, but have trouble getting your candle to pool out completely.. invest in an illumalid. Totally worth the $8-$10, and it helps your candle burn evenly. I would highly recommend.

What are your favorite Yankee candles? What scents should I try next?


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday: Saturday stroll to the Marina

Happy Wednesday!

This Wednesday is (nearly) wordless. I wanted to share some pictures I took at the marina while practicing with my newer fancy-pants camera!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Victoria Secret: Coconut Sky

Lately, I've been craving coconut scents. It's been unusually warm in the DMV, and I am overly excited for spring and summer.

I found this beauty on clearance for $4.95, and knew it was just meant to be. It was a Limited Edition product, and since I found it on clearance, I wasn't able to find any of the additional products like the body wash or the body lotion..bummer! I've been consistently wearing it everyday since I purchased it, and it really lingers throughout the day, which is good since I work long hours. 

This scent is described as a fruity floral of "Thai blonde coconut, and exotic passion fruit". The scent is more than just a coconut scent, and is more complex than the usual selection that you may find at Victoria Secret. I'd say, if you can find it, then definitely check it out. I'll be keeping my eye out for it at the next VS Semi-annual sale.

Have you tried this scent? What are your thoughts?


PS: Did you know that VS has discontinued their Pear Glace scent? I'm heartbroken. I was just checking out the website, to possibly pick up some other fun summer body splashes, and I couldn't find Pear Glace ANYWHERE.. after some expert googling, I found out that it has been discontinued, with no plans to bring it back. That was a scent that I wore throughout high school and it is so nostalgic. I sincerely hope that they will bring it back, and I will be on the hunt for it, at any future Semi-annual sales.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

TRAVEL: National Air & Space Museum - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

If you ever find yourself if Chantilly Virginia, I definitely recommend you check out the National Air & Space Museum - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. It's kind of off the "beaten path" of the normal Smithsonian museums, but it so worth the trip. As with all Smithsonian museums, admission is free. It's home to the SR- 71 Blackbird, and the Space Shuttle Discovery. Bring your walking shoes, because there is so much to see. Another fun fact about the Steven F. Udvar- Hazy Center is that a portion of the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was filmed here.

Have you ever visited the National Air & Space Museum - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center? What was your favorite part?


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Change is coming

I know, I know.. I keep saying that "I'm back"..but I am this time. After journalism school, I fell into a loop of job after job, but never felt fulfilled, like I felt when I was writing constantly and updating my blog regularly. So here I am.

In case you forgot:

I'm Erin
I'm ALMOST 27 (OMG!) 

Here you will find anything and everything. Makeup (my first love), cooking, cleaning, organizing, and anything else my little ADHD heart desires.

I hope you'll stick around!