Thursday, July 30, 2015



I haven't done a post like this in a few months and since it's one of my favorites to compile, I figured today would be the perfect time. In all honesty, I don't have any outfit photos for the remainder of this week either so...full disclosure guys!

Let's begin with fragrance.

After popping into Anthropologie last week, I finally gave into the hype (and my nose) and purchased the infamous and much beloved "Volcano" candle. One of the greatest pleasures of walking into that store is the way that it smells, and with these candles lit in almost every corner, it's definitely a smart marketing strategy! I lit it as soon as I came home and it's been in our bedroom ever since.

Another raved about fragrance is Bobbi Brown's "Beach". I remember testing it last Summer, and I just couldn't wrap my head around why someone would want to smell like suntan oil mixed with sweat. I must have been in a bad mood that time around, because when I saw it on display at Sephora last week and tried it again, I decided that it really does smell like a day at the beach. I've also decided I need to smell that way at all times now. I didn't want to invest in an entire bottle of it however, so a rollerball will do just fine. Bonus - I can throw it in my bag.


I'll list these products below and simply say that I'm continuing my mostly nude face kick, using subtle products that make me look fresh but aren't fussy to apply. "Slap it on and go" seems to be my motto this Summer. Call it laziness if you will, but I think using proper skincare is key to this. I once was embarrassed to leave the house without a full face, but now that I'm sticking to a nightly routine that cleanses and moisturizers my face, I've seen a vast improvement in overall texture.

Stila Kitten Highlighter (used on cheeks and corners of my eyes)
Bite Beauty fruit gloss in Strawberry (slicked on lips)
M.A.C. pigment in naked (one sweep over my lids)

My highlighter obsession continues with this Jaclyn Hill for Becca Cosmetics in "Pop Champagne". It was the last one left at my Sephora, and I'll admit that always suckers me into buying something. I know I didn't need it (as shown above with the Stila Kitten) but I'm happy I did because I would have regretted passing on it. It's the most gorgeous peach sheen. If you're on the fence, I would go ahead and get it especially if you are in the market for one that really adds warmth to the face. I will say, it's much more shimmery than the Stila though so be aware of that.



I'm also really loving this new necklace as worn in my last post. I plan on wearing it next with black and white tops so that the color of this stone really stands out. The picture doesn't do it justice.



Lastly, I must mention Snapchat. Are you guys doing it? I'm still getting the hang of it, but I think it's slowly replacing my Instagram obsession, if that's even possible. Add me if you care to see my daily life which mostly consists of work, casual outfits, my dog and husband, friends, and other real-life moments that are definitely not blog-worthy.


My username is noelleengel. Leave yours below so I can add you!

12 comments:

  1. I have heard great things about that Anthro candle. Also, that highlighter looks amazing! Just added you on snapchat. I have no idea what I am doing and don't post much though...

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  2. Ahh, I want that Anthro candle too! And I totally know what you mean about that Bobbi Brown scent. Although I still haven't come around... it smells weird to me!

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    1. It's definitely an acquired scent, and I'll bet it really smells differently on everyone depending on body chemistry! I actually prefer the way it smells on my skin than in the bottle. But it's not for everyone ;)

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  3. Volcano is AMAZING! I've gone through so many because I always have one lit. I ended up buying the reed diffuser to put in our living room. I'm slowly starting to get the hang of snapchat but not entirely but I've added you to my list! Or at least I think I did lol

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  4. That MAC eye shadow looks perfect for everyday wear! Must investigate...

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  5. Thank you ladies! Out of everything mentioned, I think the candle is the must-have, especially for summer!

    Also, I really am obsessed with SC!

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  6. I've never even heard of Volcano or the Bobbi Brown fragrance, but now I must smell both! I love seeing your everyday stuff on Snapchat (e.g. staring at a satellite dish!! LOL), activities, outfits, food, etc. It's just a fun way to get to know people with less pressure than IG. Also, your everyday face is flawless. I don't think it's laziness at all. It's a well-curated skincare and cosmetics routine that makes you look effortlessly polished!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  7. Wow - the Beach fragrance definitely is perplexing. I've read reviews on it before where people mentioned they loved or hated it. I sprayed it on last time I went to Sephora - and I immediately put it in my basket to buy...however, by the time I came to the counter - I hated the smell of it (strange I know!!!!). It was so strong that it stayed on me the rest of the day - and everytime I smelled it, it reminded me of public restroom handsoap. I think the batches may vary AND the mix with your body chemistry is important - because I don't mean to insult your pick at all by the way (in case that's what it sounds like LOL!). I'm sure it smells gorgeous on you!

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