Nordstrom’s Triple Point Days::
From May 3-7 Nordstrom Rewards Members and cardholders earn 3X the points on net purchases made in stores or online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and Hautelook. Mother’s day is just around the corner so pick up a gift while shopping for yourself.
Right now my favorite candle is Baies by Diptyque. It’s quite a splurge for me but I adore the packaging and the scent. I have a dull nose so I opt for stronger candles that I can actually smell. Diptyque candles have a strong throw and the scent can fill up a large room Baies features the scent of a bouquet of roses and blackcurrant leaves. Rose scented candles with a little something extra are the type of candles that I adore. There are three things that make me happy: roses, wine, and makeup. Plus the packaging is beautiful and when the wax is all used up the container can be used to store makeup brushes.
Other scents that I would recommend:
For handbags I tend to opt for a saffiano leather because they are easier to take care of and scratch resistant. I’m a bit rough with my handbags. I currently love my clutch from Rebecca Minkoff
featured in my outfit post here
Today I picked up a new blush at Sephora. I’ve been looking for a matte pink blush for a while but I couldn’t decide between NARS Impassioned
or NARS Threesome
. Sadly Fresno lacks a Nordstrom so I couldn’t compare the two side by side so I decided to buy Impassioned and wait to buy Threesome. NARS sure has some awkward names for their shades but I’ve never had one that I disliked.
NARS Impassioned is described as a “rich orchid” and is $30 USD for 0.16 oz. It is a muted rose color with neutral to warm tones. In my head, I envision Threesome to be more cool toned and a tad bit lighter so that can justify another blush purchase right? Stocking up on light matte blushes wouldn’t hurt anyone. I like to lightly layer a pale matte blush over a cream blush to create a water color effect.
Please excuse my chipped nails, I was testing out a Dior nail polish and gel top coat. Both didn’t last very long since I’m pretty rough with hands. I have the blush watched on the left and blended out on the right of my arm. This is part of the permanent range of blushes but Threesome is a Nordstrom exclusive and limited edition. So I can’t wait too long before I add that one to my collection. The formula is soft and finally milled. I was worried that it might be a little powdery since it was so matte but on the skin it doesn’t appear to powdery.
This is a versatile blush color that I would wear everyday. I think it would be harder to pull off if you are more of a medium to deep complexion. The formula is easy to blend and easy to sheer out if you prefer a less pigmented look. There isn’t a huge wow factor to the blush but it’s nice addition to my collection.