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Beauty Organizers To Put On Your Radar

January 17, 2023

Best Beauty Organizers Umbra Bellwood Organizer Tower

I’m back with a beauty organization roundup! Keeping all my beauty products organized has definitely been an ongoing challenge over the years. So many of you have asked for a beauty organization post wondering how I store all my beauty products and the short answer is I’m still figuring it all out.

Beauty Organization How to Clean Diptyque Jars

I’ve loved and used the Ikea Alex Drawers, Billy Bookcases, a number of larger acrylic beauty boxes, Muji acrylic organizers, things from The Container Store and Amazon – you name it! I still store things in the Ikea Alex Drawers (tall and wide ones). The best large acrylic beauty containers I’ve found unfortunately are from brands that are no longer around (like the Original Beauty Box and Glamboxes). I also love repurposing the Diptyque candle jars to hold pencils, mascaras, brushes, pens etc.

The main problem I’ve found with the large storage units whether it’s an acrylic box or large drawer unit is that if anything is stacked or put in a drawer out of sight it gets neglected. While I couldn’t possibly use up everything in my stash I still like to rotate things. Having a nice display or smaller organizers helps me edit my current rotation to keep certain things top of mind.

Omorovicza Peachy Micellar Cleansers

A lot of these are organizers are great to store my daily must-haves or go-to’s like foundations, concealers etc. and keeps them within easy reach too! If you’re looking for organizers that won’t break the bank and that will keep things somewhat edited this post is for you!

Umbra Organizers

Umbra Glam Cosmetic Organizer ($25) is a really nice affordable option. By this time I’ve tried a few of the Umbra organizers and think they’re well made. This Glam organizer comes in a white option and they also have it in a different configuration for Hair Tools. You can find it at a number of places like Umbra, Nordstrom, West Elm, Amazon.

See the Umbra Glam organizer in action here.

Umbra Glam Organizer via The Beauty Lookbook


Umbra Cascada Cosmetic Organizer ($25, available at Umbra, Amazon, West Elm)* is another style with a spinning base. It can also double as an organizer for office supplies on your desk. The compartments are on the narrower side so it won’t fit larger bottles of perfume or skin care, but it’s great to store and display other beauty items.

See the Cascada Organizer in action here.

Umbra Cascada Organizer via The Beauty Lookbook


Bellwood Organizer ($45)* is another one from Umbra. This is super easy to assemble and is great for small spaces. Looks clean and streamlined. They also make a matching Caddy ($25).

Best Beauty Organizers Umbra Bellwood Organizer Tower

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Target Acrylic Round Desktop Organizer - Project 62

I recently made a Target run and found quite a few organizing options. They have a great storage system with different size bins in their Brightroom Collection. I bought quite a few to organize products. The only downside is that it can get a bit expensive to design the exact configuration you want.

Target Project 62 Acrylic Round Desktop Organizer ($15 each) is a spinning organizer designed for the office but also works for beauty products! It’s a small-medium size which means it won’t take up a huge amount of space on your vanity, counter or desk. Measures about 7.98 inches wide and 7.26 inches tall.

See it in action here.

Target Brightroom Bathroom Spinning Turntable ($25) is another one I picked up. I haven’t used this one yet as it’s on the larger side and takes up quite a bit of room. It measures 10.9 inches wide 5 inches deep and it’s pretty good quality. You can probably find similar options on Amazon for less. They also carry a 2-tier spinner with dividers.

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Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn Acrylic Spinning Desktop Organizer

Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Teen both have a great selection of organizers for the desk and bathroom. They have a lot of gorgeous solid lacquered wood organizers and towers. They are on the expensive side but one that caught my eye is the Pottery Barn Acrylic Home Office Lazy Susan (on sale for $47.99 and with code EXTRA for 20% off clearance). This is an even smaller organizer measuring 7 inches in diameter and 7.5 inches tall. It’s pricey for what it is but well-constructed and good quality.

Pottery Barn, West Elm and PB Teen Solutions


Amazon Finds

Amazon Beauty Organizer Review Beauty Lookbook

There are so many options Amazon! I ordered a Rotating Makeup Organizer ($28.98) a while ago and really like it. The quality could be better as it’s a really lightweight plastic but I like the size and it works. There are moveable shelves that are easy to adjust. Makes it convenient to customize! The downside with having that much surface area is that it does tend to collect dust and debris, but that is the case with pretty much everything.

See it in action here.


I really like the mDesign boxes with a hinged lid. They come in a clear and cream version. Love that they’re stackable but since I want to be able to see things I try not to go crazy with the stacking. I keep my lash curlers, cotton and mini perfumes in these but the options are endless! They also have these in wider or taller configurations.

mDesign Plastic Storage Boxes


I also picked up a couple of the Spice Racks which make for a nice display. They are very lightweight but it’s functional and I like they way they look. There are a few configurations including a Corner Rack you can put together side by side if you want a wider display.

See the display in action here.

Amazon Spice Racks Beauty Display


Also really like these Tiered Riser Shelves to display and store perfumes.

Tiered Acrylic Stand Amazon

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Ikea Finds

Best Makeup to Shop During the Sephora Sale

Ikea Godmorgon Storage Box

I’ve featured the Ikea Godmorgan Box ($22.99) a few times in the past and mine has still held up after 5+ years. Mine is a clear version which they don’t make anymore. The current one has a slightly smoky tint but the design is still the same. This is a nice larger style box and is compatible with a lot of their bathroom drawers. Some of the inserts are removable too.

The same Godmorgan Line also has a Mini 2-Drawer Chest ($14.99) and Box Set with Lids ($17.99).

See it in action here.


Muji Acrylic Pieces

Modern California Loft | The Beauty Look Book

Last but not least a quick shout out for Muji. They make some of the best acrylic storage. I own lots from them and the acrylic is very well made. I’ve owned some for 10+ years and they still look as good as the day I got them. There are some light scratches but considering the amount of use they’ve gone through it’s very durable.

The above photo is from my older home office when we lived in San Diego. I still have 5 Drawer Units (I stacked them 2 high) these but they’re in a beauty closet. Also available in other configurations and depths like the 3 Drawer Unit.

This mini 3 Tiered Stand is also from Muji. It holds a small amount of things but makes for a cute mini display!

Muji Acrylic 3 Tier Stand

Yamakazi Home

Diptyque Candle Repurpose and Yamakazi Home Caddy Storage

Also thanks to one of my readers who commented below Yamakazi Home makes great storage solutions. Especially for small spaces. Andrew has a few of their stands (one in his bathroom). I also love their Bath Caddy (small and large) and just ordered a Rolling Bathroom Cart.

A few more options rounded up below!

Beauty Organizers

1 tower / 2 caddy / 3 boxes with lid / 4 small caddy / 5 half moon box / 6 spinning tower / 7 acrylic spinner / 8 rack / 9 Five-drawer / 10 gold & marble spinner / 11 three tier stand / 12 clear box / 13 smoked box / 14 small desktop spinner / 15 larger spinner


What are your favorite beauty organizers? Do you have smaller organizers? A large one? Several large ones? Would love to hear about your favorite finds!


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12 Things I’ve Been Loving for the Home

August 9, 2022

Dior Eden-Roc Candle Dioriviera Limited-edition

Rounding up a few new home favorites I’ve been loving lately! A number of you asked me to review the Diptyque La Droguerie collection and Dior Eden-Roc Candle so I have a roundup today!

Dior Eden-Roc Candle Dioriviera Limited-edition

I’ve fallen in love with the Dior Eden-Roc fragrance for a luxurious ocean salty kind of scent (best I can describe is that it has a similar vibe to Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt). The Dioriviera Limited-Edition Candle (1) is just as beautiful with a gorgeous Toile de Jouy motif on the exterior. I love everything about this candle from the porcelain container (design is not a sticker), subtle beige pattern, and aqua blue wax.

It has a strong throw just like the perfume. The limited-edition version with the design is a little more expensive than the regular candle (which is plain white on the exterior) but it’s 100% worth it. I loved it so much I bought another one and may buy a few more before it’s gone for good. It’s just so beautiful!

Diptyque La Droguerie Collection Review

Diptyque launched their La Droguerie Collection and I ordered 3 things to try. Each item has a really nice earthy potent kind of scent, almost with an Aesop skincare. The Diptyque home cleaning line is eco-friendly with ingredients of natural origin. Both the Dishwashing Liquid (2) and Multi-Surface Cleaner (3) come in a sturdy glass jar with refills available for both.

The Dishwashing Liquid has a mix of orange blossom, mandarin and basil. It has an Aesop kind of vibe to the scent. A little goes a long way and I like that it suds up nicely and cleans dishes effectively. I’ll sometimes use it as a soak with 1-2 pumps in warm water although most of our dishes are cleaned in the dishwasher.

The Multi-Surface Cleanser contains vinegar in it but the scent is not too overpowering. The product itself is very potent with mixed notes of lavender, cedar and fig.

The La Droguerie Candle (4) has a green basil kind of vibe meant to be an odor-removing candle. It’s nice after cooking to help remove cooking odors but it’s also calming on its own. It has a green feel to it in the notes. Another great option to combat cooking smells is the Verveine Candle (lemon verbena).

I like all three and am glad I bought them. I don’t use the dishwashing liquid as much for dishes, it smells so nice I will sometimes use it to wash my hands. It is a nice splurge to wash things that can’t go in the dishwasher although I wouldn’t call it a must. Out of the three I’d say I like the multi-surface spray the most.

Diptyque Porcelain Tray Medium (oval pattern)

Diptyque added some new home décor items online although I wish they would sell everything they use to decorate their stores! I bought a few of the trays which I think are cute. I have the Oval Tray (Medium) shown above (5). It’s made of porcelain and I love the oval pattern.

Jo Malone Moonlit Camomile Pillow Mist

Another scented item I love is the Jo Malone Moonlit Camomile Pillow Mist (6). There are two available right now, the other is the Lavender and Moonflower. Out of the two I prefer the Moonlit Camomile which has a very soft musk feel with a mix of chamomille and moonflower. Both are really nice. They’re strong enough to scent your pillows before you go to sleep but not so strong that it keeps you awake. I also still really love the Casper Glow Lights (7) I mentioned a while back (they’re still on sale at Nordstrom).

Anthropologie Gleaming Primrose Vanity Mirror

I love the décor from Anthropologie and love that they’ve been adding more sizes and designs to their Gleaming Primrose line. I’ve had the Gleaming Primrose Vanity Mirror (8) for a while now and it keeps selling out. It’s currently on backorder and I highly recommend ordering it now if you’ve had your eye on it. They also have a cute Brodie Tabletop Vanity Mirror and a Triptych Mirror Variation as well.

Lyngby Vases Beauty Lookbook Home

For vases we have a few we rotate in our home and I always get questions about the ribbed glass and porcelain options. I love the Lyngby Vases (9). I have them in both glass and porcelain vases. They come in a wide range of sizes and color variations for the glass. I like that they’re classic, simple and streamlined. I purchased mine from both Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Resurfacing Body Scrub

For the bathroom, I have a few recent loves. I’ve been on the hunt for some more body scrubs and found two that I love. I wanted something that had a finer texture than what I’ve been using and one that didn’t stick to the skin. Some scrubs are so hard to rinse off! The Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Resurfacing Body Scrub (10) was high on my radar since I love the face scrub. I really love this one on the body although use with caution if you’ve had a lot of sun exposure.

Biossance Squalane Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub

For a gentle body scrub that melts into the skin but doesn’t leave it oily the Biossance Squalane+ Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub (11) is amazing. It has enough grit to feel the exfoliation but melts into the skin like the Fresh Sugar Face Polish does (just for the body). It softens, smooths, hydrates, doesn’t leave a film and rinses off nicely.

Phlur Missing Person Body Care

I finally tried Phlur Missing Person* and love it (it’s a lovely floral musk). They just added body care to some of their scents in a Body Lotion and Body Wash* (12). Both are on the lighter side scent wise but it’s the perfect strength for me so it doesn’t overpower. The body wash has a gel texture and the lotion has a nicely hydrating finish with a nice drydown (absorbs nicely). They’re available at Phlur and I am I’m hoping they will pop up at Sephora like the perfumes (at this time Phlur doesn’t accept returns).

Last but not least, not technically new but I wanted to let you know two of my favorite trays are back in stock at Pottery Barn. The Square Quartz Stone Catchall is back and I think it’s one of my favorite trays.

The oval Agate Stone Catchall is also another one I love. Mine looks different from the stock image because the stone varies but I think it’s stunning! Glass Match Cloche is from Skeem Design, available at Anthropologie.

Agate Tray Catchall

If you had questions about some of my home favorites I’ve featured recently I hope you found this roundup helpful! Anything you’ve been loving lately for the home?

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Beauty Organization Solutions + Favorites

January 19, 2022

Amazon Beauty Organizer Review Beauty Lookbook

Continuing my home features with a roundup of some of my organization and storage favorites! As a beauty blogger I go through a lot of product testing and keeping everything organized is quite the challenge! I keep the vast majority of products in a beauty closet in Ikea Alex drawers and shelves with clear storage bins. I also have storage in my bathroom.

There are staples and things I use frequently that I like to have quick and easy access to. Being able to see things displayed also helps me find things faster when I’m pulling things for a makeup look, tutorial or comparisons (versus having things stored in a drawer). If you’re looking for some ideas on how to display or store your products, I’m rounding up storage solutions I love.

Rotating Beauty Tower

Amazon Beauty Organizer Review Beauty Lookbook

I ordered one of the Rotating Makeup Organizers on Amazon. There are tons of options from a wide range of brands and I picked up this one. It comes flat packed and is super easy to assemble. Quality is decent for the price, but it’s not the most sturdy or thick compared to the pricey acrylic organizers. This one has adjustable insert shelves for each side and also comes with small locking rings to hold the shelves in place. It holds a lot of product although I wouldn’t put super heavy things on the shelves. I like it! It’s functional, very affordable and lightweight.

Spinning Acrylic Lipstick Tower

Lipstick Makeup Storage Ideas

I have a ton of lipsticks stored in these 24-Lipstick Acrylic Organizers in drawers but I found Impressions Vanity Lipstick and Powder Spinner with Drawers more functional. Sold out at Impressions Vanity but still available at Wayfair ($89.99). It’s more expensive than what you’ll find at Amazon but the quality is really good and I think all their acrylic organizers are well made and worth it. This one has holders on the side for pencils or brushes. It also has horizontal slots for compacts (which I use for more lipsticks) and also drawers.

Ikea Godmorgon Box

Best Makeup to Splurge on during the Sephora Sale

I purchased the Ikea Godmorgon Box with Compartments a few years ago and love it. Mine is the clear version which is no longer available but they still carry it in a clear smoked color. I love the quality – it has held up a lot better than I anticipated! I like that the compartments are removable. I like their other products in the Godmorgon lineup too.

Ikea Godmorgon Storage Box

Ikea Godmorgon Storage Box

Snapware Snap and Stack

Snapware Snap 'N Stack Portable Organizer

My little Olive and June box for storing hand and nail essentials has been a tried and true for a long time but I’ve found I needed something bigger. I saw this Snapware box on @overglowedit’s highlights and ordered it immediately! The box comes in a few size options. Mine is the 2 tier Snapware Snap and Stack Portable Organizer (14.1 x 10.5 inches size) and I absolutely love it. I put in a few iDesign Shallow Organizers inside to separate products (I also use these in my bathroom drawers and Ikea drawers).

I keep my hand and nail essentials and tools here like my clippers, cuticle pusher, cuticle trimmers, nail oils, favorite base and top coats etc. All of my nail polishes are stored in my beauty closet but I keep the basics in these snap boxes for easy access since I switch my polish a lot with testing etc.

Snapware Snap 'N Stack Portable Organizer

Snapware Snap 'N Stack Portable Organizer

Plastic Hinged Lid Containers

mDesign Plastic Storage Boxes

I ordered a few mDesign Plastic Storage Boxes (they come in a few size options and in different colors). I like storing my lash curlers, perfume samples, beauty sponges and small things inside to keep them dust-free. These come in a set of 2 and I like that they’re stackable too. I ordered some of the larger ones for Andrew’s grooming products to store under his bathroom sink.

Acrylic Tiered Stand

This riser display stand is another Amazon find I’ve featured before. I like this functional tiered stand which helps me see product like perfume (or foundations) easier on my shelf. I have the smaller version.

Perfume Storage Ideas

Tiered Acrylic Stand Amazon

Marble Acrylic Storage

Still loving this Marble + Acrylic Storage Unit from CB2! Including it in the roundup in case you missed it! Several of you have messaged me you purchased this too and love it! I’m thrilled!

Jewelry Storage

Kendra Scott T Bar Jewelry Stand and Mejuri Jewelry Box

Last mention is a couple of jewelry storage solutions I have. I get so many questions about these brass T-Bar stands. These are from Kendra Scott in the Large and Small size. They’re perfect for hanging necklaces so they don’t get tangled. Also available in silver and rose gold colors. I’m really happy with the quality.

I’ve received a few questions about how I travel with jewelry and store it at home. I bought the Mejuri Travel Case about a year ago and had my initials embossed on the surface. It’s a delicate kind of leather they describe as grained but it has a smooth touch/feel to me. I’ve only traveled with it once and it worked well for my earrings and rings but necklaces became a tangled mess. It’s still functional and I like the quality. Since the leather is on the softer side I do see it getting scratched if it’s thrown into a luggage bag or suitcase.

I also ordered the Jewelry Box to organize my jewelry and just received it in the mail. I’m still in the process of organizing my earrings and other pieces of jewelry. I think it’s a beautiful case! You can also have this monogrammed/embossed with up to 3 letters. I have the larger size (also available in black leather).

One last note is that I still really love the heavy duty acrylic organizers I’ve purchased in the past from Muji, Original Beauty Box and Glamboxes. It seems like several of the acrylic storage makers and brands are no longer around though. I had a feature of some units in our Home Loft Tour from several years ago when we lived in San Diego in case you’re curious.

Beauty Organization Solutions + Favorites

one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight / nine / ten

So many of you seem to love these organization posts. I plan on doing more in the future! What are your favorite ways to organize your beauty products?

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Home Decor Refresh Haul

December 28, 2021

Home Decor Haul Marble Oval Tray

I’m back with a home decor refresh haul! I’ve added some small decorative pieces to the home with some new trays, storage units and more over the past few months. So many of you liked my 10 Things I’m Loving for the Home and Decorative Tray Roundup I thought I’d do an updated roundup!

Marble Oval Tray

Marble Oval Tray Pottery Barn

I picked up this Marble Desk Accessory Oval Tray from Pottery Barn and love it. It’s a solid piece of marble, quite sturdy and small enough to display a few beauty favorites. It fits my Byredo 1.7 oz bottles perfectly!

Also shown above: Round Mirror / Knot Bracelet / Sunglasses / Vase

Agate Catchall

Agate Tray Catchall

Another Pottery Barn find, I thought this Agate Catchall looked pretty! There is quite a bit of variation in the stone. The one I received in the mail has slightly different veining and colors than the stock photo, but I think I still like it. It’s on the larger/wider side with a curved base.

Also shown above: Dior Pouch (discontinued) / Sunglasses / Enamel Bracelet / Knot Bracelet / Glass Photophore / Chanel Gold Case

Coffee Table Add-Ons

CB2 Coffee Table Match Striker and Mizensir Bois Ardent Candle

For the coffee table I ordered the Architectural Digest A Century of Style book. I’m still in the process of browsing it but I love these kinds of books! I ordered mine from Pottery Barn but you can find this one easily at other stores too.

I did a CB2 haul for some small accent pieces. This Curve Ball Match Striker makes a pretty decorative piece. I neglected to read the reviews and am a little sad to report I couldn’t get this to light matches with the glass etching. Also it doesn’t come with matches. Still I think it’s pretty!

The Diptyque Feu de Bois and Mizensir Bois Ardent candles are two of the best fire wood kinds of scents I’ve tried. They add a nice cozy feel to the home. (Use code SABRINA15 for 15% off your first order at Mizensir, US only.)

Our Coffee Table is from West Elm which we’ve had for around 3 years. I love the look but we’re looking for a new one to replace it. The glass and mirror surface is so high maintenance and the brass finish did not hold up well.

Also shown above: Small Ivory Leather Tray CB2 (sold out) / Glass Match Cloche / Wick Trimmer / USB Lighter / Vase / Sofa

Large Cement Box

West Elm Zane Bookcase Shelf

CB2 Chelsea Large Cement Box

I had my eye on the CB2 Chelsea Cement Box and noticed they added a large size so I happily ordered it. I think it’s beautiful! They also have these boxes in Quartz which I think are stunning too. I’ve put the box on my shelf for now. Our shelf is the West Elm Zane Bookshelf.

Marble Jewelry Tower

CB2 Marble Acrylic Jewelry Tower

If you follow along on my Instagram you’ve already seen this Marble Jewelry Tower (in this Reel Here)! I’ve decided to use it for beauty storage for the things I reach for the most. I think it’s beautiful (also marked down on sale now through 12/30). I still think the best functional beauty storage units were from Original Beauty Box however they’re no longer in business.

This Marble Acrylic Storage from CB2 is pretty heavy because of the stone. The drawers are on the small/shorter side since it’s designed for jewelry so it won’t hold a lot of my foundation or skincare bottles inside.

I measured the height of each drawer since it’s not listed online:

  • Drawer 1 and 2 are both 5 cm tall
  • Drawer 3 is 6.7 cm
  • Drawer 4 is 8.5 cm tall

For reference a Westman Atelier Foundation Stick and Armani Luminous Silk Foundation are both 9.5ish cm and a Chanel Les Beiges Highlighter is 9 cm tall. These are too tall to fit in the bottom drawer standing upright.

Marble + Brass

Williams Sonoma Marble Brass Tray

I recently added another Marble and Brass Tray to our home from Williams-Sonoma. This is very similar to the one I have from West Elm (shown below), but with different handles and slightly different dimensions.

This Marble and Brass 3-Tier Stand is a pretty addition to our kitchen. It’s constantly on backorder but if you have your eye on it I recommend buying it. It was on a 3-month backorder when I ordered it and it ended up arriving a little sooner than they promised.

Marble Brass 3 Tier Stand

Brass Vanity Mirror

West Elm Caspian Vanity Mirror

This little Brass Vanity Mirror from West Elm looked really cute online and I like it! It’s on the small side but I love that it has two sides, one magnified, one regular. It’s pretty sturdy too!

Tiered Stand

Tiered Acrylic Stand Amazon

I ordered a few Acrylic tiered stands on Amazon to display perfumes. I picked the smaller size and really like it. It’s functional and helps me see product easier. You can use this for anything really, doesn’t have to be for perfume! See it IN ACTION HERE.

Gold Jewelry T-Bar Stands in the Large and Small are from Kendra Scott.

Perfume Storage Ideas

Muji Acrylic

Muji Acrylic Sunglasses Case

Last but not least, I picked up this Muji Acrylic Storage Sunglasses Case. I love the quality of their acrylic pieces. If you have a store near you it’s probably easier to find product. Online the inventory is hit or miss so I often have to keep rechecking to see if they’ve restocked items.

I think this is a cute case! I can also use it for mini bottles of perfume, nail polish, etc.

A lot of you asked about this Mini Bottle Stand from a while ago. It’s back in stock if you’re looking for it! It’s on the small size but super cute.

Spring Nail Polish Favorites

That wraps up my home décor haul! Hope you found this helpful!



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Diptyque Black Friday Baies 2021 + Favorite Candle Accessories

November 26, 2021

Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle 2021 + Diffuser Review

The Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle is back! This year’s 2021 Limited-Edition Baies retails for $74. You can find it in Diptyque stores and online at Diptyque. This year’s candle has a beautiful design with lines of gold, black and white. It’s available for 4 days only while supplies last.

Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle 2021

Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle 2021

Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle 2021

Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle 2021

I love the little details including the black colored wax and the 2021 print on the back.

The Standard Baies Candle is one of my favorites with a rich mix of blackcurrant and rose. I have lost count of how many of these I’ve bought over the years in multiple sizes and scent forms. I’m particularly smitten with the Baies Room Spray ($68) as it’s quite strong and lasts a decent amount of time for a spray.

Hourglass Diffuser

Diptyque Hourglass Diffuser

Book / Vase / Speakers / Room Spray / Mini Candle

The Baies Hourglass Diffuser ($190 has been on my wishlist for years. I bought this as a gift last year for my bestie’s birthday as she loves all the decorative pieces from Diptyque. She said she loved it! I finally decided to buy one for myself and I love it too. Reviews are mixed but I think it has just the right amount of throw. Scent is diffused when you turn it around for the liquid to fill the room. The diffusion cycle lasts about an hour making it easier to control when you want the scent on.

Reed Diffuser

Diptyque Reed Diffuser

3-Wick Black Candle / Acrylic Case with Gardenia / Aesop Book / Tom Ford Book

This holiday Diptyque launched a Reed Diffuser ($190) which comes in a boxed set including a glass diffuser jar, refill bottle, funnel and six rattan reeds. The Diptyque team kindly gifted one and I think it’s a beautiful home accent piece. The throw is very potent and with this one there is a continuous scent that fills the room. Refills are also available for $95.

Some of you asked me which one I prefer and I would say it’s a tough pick. They’re both different and unique in their own way! A few of my readers messaged me saying they have both and prefer the Hourglass version as you can control the scent diffusion time when you turn it and it’s not too overpowering. I think they summed it up perfectly. I prefer the Hourglass too although if you want something more continuous and want to splurge opt for the Reed Diffuser.

Diptyque Photophore

Diptyque Photophores Coast

Marble + Brass Tray / USB Lighter / Vase

I thought I’d highlight a few more of my favorite candle accessories!

One of my favorite things Andrew has gifted me is a Diptyque Photophore. He bought one for me while on a trip and I’ve had it for over a decade! I’ve since added a few more to my collection and love the Coast Photophore in the Large ($106) and Small size ($85). They are made of thick torch-blown glass and I find them very sturdy. A black stand is also included.

Candle Accessories

Diptyque Wick Trimmer and USB Lighter

A Wick Trimmer is essential and I love that more candle companies are making these. The Diptyque Wick Trimmer ($40) is one I’ve owned for many years and it has held up really well. I also bought a few USB Lighters and as one who doesn’t really like matches I find this perfect. There’s less smokey, less mess and it’s easier to use. Also think this one is interesting too!

Match Cloche

Skeem Design Match Cloche

Vase / Tray / USB Lighter

Many of you may remember this Skeem Design Match Cloche from last year. The glass is on the thin side so I find it delicate but it has held up well and I haven’t had any issues with it breaking. I think it makes for a beautiful accent piece or gift! You can find it in a variety of colors, sizes and finishes.

Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle 2021

If you’re shopping online don’t forget to check the Diptyque Special Offers page for the current gift with purchase offer they have! Individual stores and boutiques often have these as well (their offerings vary per store/season).




What are your favorite candles for the holiday!

Black Friday Baies + Reed Diffuser gifted from Diptyque. All other items purchased by me.


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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Home

November 19, 2021


Holiday Gift Guide for the Home

Sharing three gift guides today with Holiday Gift Ideas for the home! I have three roundups including cute Hostess Gift Ideas, Work From Home Gifts for the home office, and also gifts for the Kitchen.

Gifts for the Home and Hostess


Holiday Gift Guide for the Home

1 Diffuser / 2 Match Cloche / 3 Room Spray / 4 Lighter / 5 Glass Boxes / 6 Marble + Brass Tray / 7 USB Lighter / 8 Wick Trimmer / 9 Tray / 10 Barefoot Dreams / 11 Candle / 12 Slippers / 13 Speakers / 14 Mini Candle Set / 15 Candle / 16 Aesop Set / 17 Cozy Blankets / 18 Shearling Slides / 19 Wine Bottle Jacket

I love Aesop for the home and the Protector Set has all of my favorites for the home. I ordered some USB lighters and really like them! I think pairing this with a cute candle would make a great gift. You girls know I love APL Slides and I still love their seasonal Shearling Slides (I plan on buying this year’s colors for myself too). You can’t go wrong with a cozy throw or blanket and I 100% love Barefoot Dreams! Also love Marshall Speakers and I have the Uxbridge Speaker in my home office. Has a lot of power, great sound, but compact so it doesn’t take up a lot of shelf or desk space.

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Gift Ideas for the Kitchen

Holiday Gift Guide for the Kitchen

1 Mini Coquette / 2 Dutch Oven / 3 Nespresso Machine / 4 Cheese Plate / 5 Cheese Knife Set / 6 Marble Wine Cooler / 7 Hand Soap Dispenser / 8 Mini Copper Mugs / 9 Mini Cocotte / 10 Ice Bucket / 11 French Press / 12 Non-stick Pan / 13 Serving Boards / 14 Water Kettle / 15 Olive Oil + Balsamic Vinegar Duo / 16 Mini Bowls / 17 Le Creuset Dutch Oven

Rounded up some cute ideas for the kitchen and home! I swear by my Nespresso Vertuo Next Machine since it makes both coffee and espresso. I used to work at Williams-Sonoma for years and put a lot of tools to the test in their cooking class demos and love both Staub and Le Creuset for dutch ovens or mini coquettes. I own both brands and use them weekly. A cute cheese board + knife set is a no-fail gift! And I also love the Williams-Sonoma Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar. Olio Santo is another favorite. I’ve used them for over a decade!

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Work From Home Gift Ideas

Work from Home Holiday Gift Ideas

1 Acrylic Desk Organizer / 2 Pink Clock / 3 Desk Tray / 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 Acrylic Wall System / 8 Alarm Clock / 9 Felt Basket / 10 Basket / 11 Acrylic Desk Set / 12 Earbuds / 13 Charging Tray / 14 Paperclip Paperweight / 15 Two Tiered Tray / 16 Agate Tray / 17 Water Bottle / 18 Tumbler / 19 Portable Speakers / 20 Scissors / 21 Oval Tray / 22 Letter Tray Drawers / 23 Acrylic Memo Board / 24 Acrylic Memo Tablet

I pulled some gift ideas for the home office especially since many of us work from home these days. I found a lot of things I actually want for myself! Two things I use on a regular basis are water bottles and tumblers. I own and love both the Lululemon Water Bottle and Yeti Tumblers. I think either make for great practical gifts people will actually use. Andrew bought me these Jaybird Vista2 Headphones recently which I really love. I have small ears that are sensitive and I really like that these have interchangeable ear gels that fit my ear shape/size without hurting them. They come with a charging case and the battery life is very good!

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If you’re looking for home gift ideas I hope you found some inspiration here!

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Best Cozy Candles for Fall

October 8, 2021

Best Candles For Fall Diptyque, Jo Malone, Byredo

I love this time of year when we can bring out all kinds of cozy things for fall the season. It’s still quite warm here in Florida but the weather has noticeably started to shift. I’ve started to change our home scents to put us more in the mood for fall. Today I’ve put together a roundup of my favorite cozy fall candles from Nordstrom. I’ve included a few alternatives for diffusers and room sprays as well.

Diptyque Loves

Best Diptyque Baies Candles

Out of all the home fragrance brands I would say that Diptyque is my favorite. I still remember the first ones I splurged on and to this day my favorite is still Baies. It’s a classic blackcurrant and rose mix that is truly unique. I own this in multiple formats and sizes. The Standard Size 6.5 oz/190 g candle is a classic and has approximately 60 hours of burn time. For a splurge the 3-Wick 600 g comes in a black ceramic vessel and has 90 hours of burn time. The larger size has significantly stronger throw.

If you’re looking for a good gift set to treat yourself or gift as a hostess gift Best of Baies is a great one with a mini candle, mini room spray and scented oval.

Diptyque Best of Baies Set Nordstrom

Other scents I adore include Ambre which is a warm and creamy woody amber with vetiver, patchouli, aniseed, spices, incense, cistus and tonka bean. Santal is another favorite woody scent wand is probably my favorite sandalwood variation with a mix of velvety spices. Vanille is one of the best smoky vanillas I’ve tried.

Best Diptyque Candles for Fall Ambre, Vanille and Santal

The Diptyque room sprays are among the best ones I’ve tried. While they’re not as long lasting as a candle, I find they last longer in our home compared to other brands. I’ve splurged on a quite a few but the ones I like the most are Figuier and Baies.

Favorite Diptyque Room Sprays


Best Byredo Scents Tree House, Burning Rose, Cotton Poplin

I also have so much love for Byredo. Their candles are really spendy but they have incredibly strong throw. Even their mini ones are quite potent. The ones I keep going back to are Tree House and Woods for fall. Both have a really unique woody vibe. Tree House is a complex scent with cedar, bamboo, sandalwood, guaiac wood and hay and spice, myrrh and labdanum. The first time I visited a Byredo store this was the scent they were burning inside and it was incredible. I splurged on the Room Spray and was really impressed.

Another favorite is Cotton Poplin which I think is more of a timeless home fragrance. It’s one of the most comforting fresh scents with a mix of chamomile, cedar and musk.

There are so many great options in candles. I also really like Burning Rose and Bibliotheque – both unique, smoky with a lot of depth. If you like the Bal D’Afrique Perfume you will really love Bibliotheque.

Le Labo

Le Labo Santal Candle and Discovery Set

Le Labo is another great line I think is universally loved. The Santal 26 Candle is one of their classics. It’s a creamy warm mix of amber, cocoa, vanilla, cedar, musk and sandalwood. It’s quite potent and fills the entire home within minutes.

They have a few mini candle discovery sets which I love. I own the Candle Discovery Set Trio with Figue 15, Palo Santo 14 and Petit Grain 21 (Nordstrom Exclusive) and think it makes for a great gift. They just added a new Candle Discovery Set with Calone 17, Laurier 62 and Verveine 32. I’m super curious about these and have them on my list to smell next time I’m in store.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Candle

One of the most luxurious things I’ve been gifted was the Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Candle. My bestie bought this for me last Christmas and I save it for special occasions. It smells just like the Eau de Parfum – mix of rich amber, floral notes, jasmine, saffron, cedarwood and ambergris. It has such an incredible throw.

Jo Malone

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Scent Surround Diffuser

Last but not least is Jo Malone. They have so many timeless classics and I love their holiday editions. The one I love the most is the Lime Basil and Mandarin which is clean, unisex, unique, sharp. I tried the Lime Basil & Mandarin Scent Surround Diffuser and love it.

Best Candles for Fall from Diptyque, Byredo, Jo Malone

I know this is a long list but since I work from home I find them worth the splurge. We always have something burning in the home for any kind of mood. I love that Andrew also loves a good smelling home.

Out of all the scents that I’ve purchased and repurchased, I would say my Top 5 for fall:

  1. Diptyque Baies
  2. Diptyque Santal
  3. Diptyque Ambre
  4. Diptyque Vanille
  5. Byredo Tree House

What I’m wearing in this post:

You can find all of my favorites available at Nordstrom. Don’t forget to check out their Gift With Purchase page to take advantage of extra minis! If you’re part of the Nordy Club they have 2x points on beauty through October 31st! What are your favorite scents for fall? Do you like more woody spicy scents or do you go for something more floral? Or opt for the sweeter gourmand scents? Would love to hear about your favorites!

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Many thanks to Nordstrom for partnering to sponsor this post. As always all opinions are my own.