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10 Things I’m Loving Right Now

April 18, 2022

Nordstrom Beauty Spring Launches Cle de Peau, Jo Malone, Tom Ford

Excited to share a look at some newer beauty launches I’ve been testing out from Nordstrom! I’ve put together an edited roundup of 10 Things I’m Loving Right Now. There’s lot to explore right now from Nordstrom Beauty. I always check their Beauty and Fragrance New Arrivals weekly. They also have a fun Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Idea section with cute sets and ideas. Here’s what I’ve bought and loved recently.

Nordstrom Beauty Spring Launches Cle de Peau, Jo Malone, Tom Ford

New Cle de Peau

Cle de Peau Radiant Cream Foundation + Concealer New Formula O40

Cle de Peau has revamped a number of their cult classics. They reformulated the Cle de Peau Concealer and it now has SPF27. The new version is just as good and opaque as the original, but seems a bit smoother and slightly more lightweight in texture. I use the shade Buff for an exact match.

The Radiant Cream Foundation has also been reformulated and I like this one better than the original. This has a more natural finish, doesn’t feel as dewy/thick, and lasts all day even on my combination skin. From the newer reformulations I’ve also tried the Radiant Fluid Matte and Radiant Fluid Natural Foundation. Out of the three I prefer the Radiant Fluid or Radiant Cream for a natural glow with good coverage without looking heavy. I’m the shade O40 in all three formulas right now. In the summer I’ll use BF50.

Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Eclat Nu

For cheeks I’ve already featured the Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Eclat Nu and love it for a truly natural looking blush. It has a pretty medium pink and a soft beige. A number of you wanted to see it swatched on the arm and also next to Reflects Gilt so you could see the shimmer intensity. Eclat Nu has a very subtle radiant glow (no visible shimmer) while Reflects Gilt has that high shine reflective shimmer to it. Lasting power is great for me on both.

Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Eclat Nu vs Reflects Gilt

Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Eclat Nu vs Reflects Gilt swatches

Jo Malone

Jo Malone Bitter Mandarin, Aqua Lemon and Orange Blossom Hair Mist review

There are so many new beautiful fragrance launches this time of year. Roundup of my favorites to follow soon! Jo Malone launched quite a few in their New Blossoms Collection which includes Silk Blossom, Sea Daffodil and Bitter Mandarin. All three are gorgeous (I own Silk Blossom in last year’s limited-edition bottle). This year I picked up Bitter Mandarin which smells like a delicious citrus with orange and mandarin mixed with some warm amber for some zest. I would say it’s unisex leaning more towards the masculine side but I really love it on me.

There’s another collection of scents encased in a beautiful light turquoise bottle featuring their Wood Sage and Sea Salt (one of my favorites) alongside four other new scents. The citrus lover in me I fell in love with Aqua Lemon which has a mix of mandarin, lemon and cedarwood. It as an almost soft feel to it even though it’s a citrus. I also have Forest Moss on my radar which has juniper, geranium and moss.

Jo Malone also launched their Orange Blossom Hair Mist in a fun limited-edition packaging with a clear jar and white cap. I love their Orange Blossom scent so I thought this would be fun for summer.

Jo Malone Aqua Lemon

Too Faced

Too Faced Born This Way Sunset Stripped Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced launched another neutral palette called the Born This Way Sunset Stripped Eyeshadow Palette and I’m obsessed. It’s a scented eyeshadow palette. It smells like summer, almost like a beach or pool like scent. Colors are smooth and easy to blend. I love every single color and there’s a good range from light to dark so you can create a wide range of looks. I love the sparkles in this – they are best as toppers for me. Lasting power is great and there’s minimal fallout when I apply on the lids.

Too Faced Born This Way Sunset Stripped Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Born This Way Sunset Stripped Eyeshadow Palette

Lip Loves

Sisley Phyto-Lip Delight Lip Oils, Hermes Lip Oil, Gucci Lipsticks

Always love playing around with lip colors. I rediscovered my Sisley Phyto-Lip Delight Lip Oils. These are a unique gel balm formula that transforms into an oil when you apply. I love that these are hydrating, smooth and colors are beautiful. I love all three, but 2 Pretty is the perfect cool-pink shade.

I just reviewed the Hermes Hermèsistible Infused Lip Care Oils. I 100% think they’re worth the splurge and perfect for spring. Shade 3 is the best bright sheer pink I’ve tried in a long time!

Sisley Phyto-Lip Delight Lip Oils, Hermes Lip Oil, Gucci Lipsticks

Last is a look at two of the Gucci Rouge de Brilliant Glow and Care Lip Colors. These aren’t new but I just started using these again. I love these because they’re perfect swipe-and-go lip colors with a hydrating balm like finish but with good color coverage. Julie Blush is the perfect peachy pink and Sally Soft Honey is a pretty neutral pink beige. I want to try some of the brighter shades because the finish is so good. Soft shine, good coverage, good lasting power for a balm product and gorgeous colors!

Gucci Rouge de Brilliant Glow and Care Lip Color in Julie Blush

Gucci Rouge de Brilliant Glow and Care Lip Color in Sally Soft Honey

Nordstrom Beauty Spring Launches 2022

That wraps up my 10 Things I’m Loving Right now. If you’ve been wondering about any of these newer launches I hope this roundup helped! You can find all of my favorites available now at Nordstrom.

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Beauty Essentials to Pack For Your Next Vacation

March 14, 2022

Vacation Makeup Essentials

We’re back from another week in Miami and we had such a great time in the sunshine! Today I’m sharing my vacation makeup essentials featuring favorites from Nordstrom. They carry most of my go-to brands and beauty staples. I love browsing their New Beauty Launches on a weekly basis for the latest!

Stephanie Johnson Miami Makeup Bags

I’m always on the hunt for cute functional makeup bags to take on travel. Stephanie Johnson has some really cute options and I bought the Miami Palm Medium Makeup Bag ($35) and the Zip Around Medium Makeup Bag ($40). (There’s also a Jumbo Size available too).

The zip around case is the perfect size for essentials. Quality is great and they have other prints available too. The flat one is also nice and perfect to hold beach essentials like sunscreen, lip balm, perfume etc. I love the sleek and streamlined design. Also love being able to see inside through the sides since the material is slightly see-through.

Base Essentials

Vacation Makeup Essentials

My go-to vacation base combination is the Chanel CC Cream with SPF 50 ($55, I wear 40 Beige), YSL Touche Eclat All-Over Concealer Pen ($38, I wear Shade 3 or 4.5) and the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Filter Powder ($45, Shade Medium is my match). My base rotates depending on season and weather but time after time I keep going back to these 3 staples.

I love the Chanel CC Cream because it has the perfect texture and coverage (I blend it with a sponge) and has a high SPF. It’s one that lasts all day and looks good in photos.

The YSL Touche Eclat ($38) is a nice brightener for under the eyes and works to conceal redness around my nose. I use the classic Touche Eclat most of the time, but they also have a Touche Eclat High Cover version ($38). It has more coverage and in my experience it’s just as good, just more pigmented.

Pressed powders are always the way to go for for travel. I love the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Pressed Powder ($45) in Medium to set, blur and smooth the skin. Two other favorites for blurring powders are the Chantecaille Blur Finishing Powder ($79) or Sisley Blur Expert ($105). Expensive but worth the splurge!

Best Makeup Bases: Charlotte Tilbury, YSL and Chanel

Bronzer, Blush, Highlight

I love trying new bronzers each season. My go-to bronzer of the moment is the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Powder in Deep ($58). Anytime someone asks what bronzer I’m wearing it’s this one! For my no-fuss natural looking blush I love the NARS Orgasm Blush ($30) for a pretty flattering soft peachy pink with gold shimmer. The Tom Ford Soleil Highlighting Duo in Reflects Gilt ($89) has been a long-time staple I really love too. I also use this on the eyes sometimes!

NARS Orgasm Blush

Vacation Makeup Essentials Chanel Les Beiges, NARS Orgasm, Tom Ford Reflects Gilt

Eye Makeup Favorites

For the eyes I think the Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Crème in Tiger Eye ($89) is the perfect palette for a pretty vacation eye look. I brought 3 eye palettes with me on my trip and this was the easiest to use for a quick eye look. My current favorite eyeliners are the Sisley Phyto-Khol Star ($62) in Sparkling Bronze and Black. They have lots of colors and the formula stays put all day (also available in a Matte Version). I always pack the Tom Ford Eye Defining Liquid Pen ($59) for a liquid liner. My favorite mascara right now is the Diorshow Iconic Overcurl ($29.50).

Eye Makeup Favorites

Lip Favorites

Spring to Summer Lip Favorites

For lips I tend to pack way too many lip products even though I usually use 1-2 shades on vacation! I’m all about the shine lipsticks and absolutely love the Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine ($60) for a hydrating lipstick with a glossy finish. Dior just launched their new Addict Shine Refillable Lipstick ($39) and they have so many good colors. I picked up a few of the neutrals and immediately fell in love with their classic Nude Look 100. They also have a few Couture Cases in Silver, Denim and Pink available separately. You can interchange them which is super cute and fun! (Haul + review on what I picked soon.)

The NARS Afterglow Lip Shine in Orgasm ($26) offers the smoothest finish I’ve tried for a gloss with a pretty peachy pink shine. Love pairing this with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Pencil ($18) in Sun Baked.

Spring to Summer Lip Favorites

 

Sunscreen, Perfume, Hair

Vacation Perfume and Sunscreen favorites

I’m currently testing several new sunscreen formulas and will have a roundup soon. The one I liked the best during my trip was the Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion ($49). It has a clear transparent finish (no white cast), has a good dry down, blends in easily and has the longest lasting power on me. It’s easy to reapply without feeling goopy or thick.

My go-to vacation perfume is the Chanel Les Eaux de Chanel in Paris-Riviera ($90 to $140). I have this in both the travel and full size. It’s my most-worn scent these days and it’s Andrew’s favorite on me! I also adore the Tom Ford Soleil Blanc in the Shimmering Body Oil (love the mini sized duo).

I’ve started to get into scrunchies for hair accessories and splurged on this chic Saint Lauren Bandana Scrunchie. Spendy but I love it. Lots of other cute Hair Accessories at Nordstrom that are more affordable in hair clips, scrunchies, scarfs and more.

For hair styling products I found the dpHUE Color Fresh Leave-In Conditioner ($28) to be the best multi-tasker for me. It worked to detangle, condition and smooth the hair while doubling as a good heat protectant for my hair dryer.

Vacation Makeup Favorites

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New Tom Ford Beauty at Nordstrom for Spring

February 15, 2022

New Tom Ford Beauty Launches at Nordstrom

More spring beauty launches are starting to trickle in and I’m excited for new formulas, fresh colors and pretty palettes that are coming out! I hauled some of the new Tom Ford Beauty launches from Nordstrom and I think there are some winners!

Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad Creme and Satin Matte Rose Garden Lip Colors

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Creme Eyeshadow Palettes

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Creme

Tom Ford launched a new eye palette formula called the Eye Color Quad Creme Eyeshadow Palettes ($89 each). These have a unique creme to powder finish that are ultra smooth with a good mix of matte, satin and shimmers. Texture is really unique in the sense that they have a creamy texture and feel but aren’t super emollient like a traditional cream. Colors are easy to blend and layer.

Rose Topaz is a neutral-cool palette with a nude beige pink (almost my skin tone), warm champagne, sparkling silvery taupe and a cool-toned brown with plum tones. Quality is excellent and tones are beautiful. It does pull more cool-toned on my medium olive skin, if you have neutral fair tones I think it will pull more neutral on you.

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Creme Rose Topaz

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Tiger Eye is my favorite with a shimmery light peach, shimmery coral golden peach, shimmery light taupe bronze and satin warm deep brown. I think this will be great for spring to summer.

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Creme in Tiger Eye

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Smoky Quartz is an all matte/satin finish palette with a light bark tan, medium light pink terracotta brown, cocoa brown and black-brown. This one surprised me because it looked darker in the pan and swatches than it applies on the eyes. On the eyes it’s almost like a deep but still natural contour eye palette and I love it!

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Creme in Smoky Quartz

 

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Creme in Smoky Quartz

Above wearing:

There is definitely a powdery dry down with these on my eyes. It has a soft lightweight texture. Lasting power is quite good. I think all three make for great everyday kind of wear.

Swatches of all three:

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Creme swatches

New Tom Ford Lip Colors

Tom Ford Private Rose Garden Satin Matte Lip Colors Rose d’Amalfi and Rose de Chine

For the lips Tom Ford launched three new Private Rose Garden Satin Matte Lip Colors ($60 each) to go alongside his new Private Blend Rose Garden Fragrances (also available in minis in the Tom Ford Private Blend Roses Travel Set + Atomizer $200). I bought 2 of the 3 shades in Rose d’Amalfi which is a matte light rose pink and Rose de Chine which is a stunning warmer coral rose. Both have an ultra smooth texture, rich pigment, matte finish and long lasting power.

For a lot of matte lip colors, I’ll prep the lips with something like the MAC Prep + Prime Lip which is a lipstick base to help smooth the lip surface. It also prevents feathering and holds lip color in place.

Satin Matte Lip Color in Rose d’Amalfi (wearing same colors as above)

Tom Ford Private Rose Garden Satin Matte Lip Color Rose d’Amalfi

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Satin Matte Lip Color in Rose de Chine (wearing same as above but with the Tiger Eye quad)

Tom Ford Private Rose Garden Satin Matte Lip Color Rose de Chine

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Tom Ford also launched a couple of his best selling shades in the Rose Prick Lip Color Collection. Shades include Indian Rose (one of my favorite shades) and in Casablanca (deeper rose). The colors are the same as the regular lip color formula, the only difference is the packaging is pink and black which is super fun!

Indian Rose Lip Color below

Tom Ford Rose Prick Lip Color in Indian Rose

Tom Ford Rose Prick Lip Color in Indian Rose

Swatches + comparisons below:

Tom Ford Lip Color swatches

New Tom Ford Beauty Launches at Nordstrom

Overall some solid winners! My favorite quad is Tiger Eye although I’m really loving the simplicity of Smoky Quartz. For the Satin Matte Lip Colors I love both, I think they’re super wearable and fun for spring.

You can find the new Tom Ford Beauty launches now at Nordstrom. Have you checked out the new palettes or lipsticks? Or the new fragrances yet? They sound beautiful!

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Self-Care Beauty Favorites to Relax and Unwind

January 12, 2022

Self Care Beauty Favorites from Nordstrom

Sharing a few of my self-care favorites in my weekly routine to help me relax and unwind! For me the best kind of relaxing self-care treat is to take a nice long bath with a good candle, bath soak or scrub and a luxury face mask. I also love a good body cream or oil to hydrate the skin. I’ve partnered with Nordstrom to share some of my go-to’s along with some new discoveries that launched recently for the new year!

Replica Lazy Sunday Morning Shower Gel and Bubble Bath Candle

I love fresh clean scents for the bath and if you’re a fan of clean powder linen scents then I recommend checking out the Replica Lazy Sunday Morning scent which now comes in a Shower Gel format. The Replica Bubble Bath Candle is another new favorite. It has a soft powdery floral kind of vibe that’s super relaxing for the bath.

Diptyque Chamomille Candle

You girls know I’m the biggest fan of Diptyque and their candles are my favorites. Some new scents for spring launched with a beautiful pattern design on the outside. Chamomille is one I picked up recently and thought it would be perfect for an evening relaxing scent. It has a green floral kind of vibe and I love it. Other new ones with the limited-edition design include Roses and Litchi – all of which I think are stunning!

Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Soak + Ouai Scrub

For the bath I love a good bath soak and scrub. The Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Soak is one of my favorites for a skin-softening soothing treat. It’s pricey but one I have repurchased many times and love.

Another tried and true is the Ouai Scalp and Body Scrub. It has sugar crystals and is scented in in a sweet kind of scent. You can use this on the scalp and body, but I mainly use it on the body for a luxurious body exfoliator.

Best Self Care Body Treatments Necessaire, La Mer, Sisley

For body treatments the best of the best I’ve tried is the Sisley Velvet Nourishing Body Cream with Saffron Flowers. It has the best texture and feel for my skin and doesn’t have a sticky feel so I can wear it to bed comfortably without sticking to the sheets!

Sisley Velvet Nourishing Body Cream

I’ve loved La Mer and have been rationing my Body Creme samples and minis that I have. It’s one of the most luxurious body creams I’ve tried and I noticed they recently launched it in a Body Creme Tube (6.7 oz) so I splurged and couldn’t be happier. It has an ultra rich smooth texture and I think it’s 100% worth the splurge. It’s also available in the Body Creme Jar 10 oz size and Reparative Lotion 5.4 oz format.

Self-Care Body Treatments Necessaire, Sisley, La Mer, Kopari

A few other more affordable body treatments I really like include the Necessaire Body Oil (super thick and emollient, unscented), Necessaire Body Lotion (also unscented and lightweight) and the Kopari Ultra Restore Body Butter (sweet coconut scented but thick and lush).

Hand Creams Replica, L'Occitane, Diptyque

I’ve tried a few newer hand creams recently. I love the purse-size Replica Lazy Sunday Morning Hand Cream which is heavily scented in the powdery clean scent.

For those with dry hands I think L’Occitane makes the best formula to make a huge difference in skin texture and hydration. I am never without one of the smaller tubes (love these in their Hand Cream Trio). I bought the newest Youth Hand Cream Serum-in-Cream with their Immortelle Flower blend. It’s a really beautiful formula with a silky smooth texture. Smells just like their Immortelle skincare line.

If you love Diptyque perfumes they have a number of hand creams in their best selling scents. I love the Do Son Hand Cream for a unique mix of tuberose, orange blossom and jasmine.

Best Rose Face Masks Fresh and Sisley

Last but not least I love a good hydrating face mask to calm the skin and finish off my self care routine at night. I love rose face masks for their soothing properties and my two go-to’s for glowing skin are the Fresh Rose Face Mask (nice for a weekly pick me up) and Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask (splurge).

New Year Self Care Favorites from Nordstrom

That wraps up my self care favorites from Nordstrom! Would love to hear about your favorites right now. Do you have any self-care rituals to help you relax and unwind?

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hostess + Home

November 17, 2021

Nordstrom Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hostess + Home

I’m excited to share a Holiday Gift Guide today with some cute finds from Nordstrom for the Hostess and Home. There are so many fun seasonal scents this time of year for candles, shower gels, hand soaps and diffusers! For the new home owner or for the hostess you can’t go wrong bringing a chic candle (or set), fancy hand washes, room sprays or diffusers.

Nordstrom Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hostess + Home

NEST

NEST Holiday Sets Mini Candles and Diffuser

Nest has some beautiful options I think have excellent throw and festive notes. I love their Festive Votive Candle Set ($48) with 3 votives in Holiday, Birchwood Pine and Blue Cypress & Snow. The Festive Petite Diffuser Set ($54) is super cute! There are a few variations and I ordered the one with Birchwood Pine, Holiday and Spiced Orange and Clove. I got this as a gift but will probably order one for myself too.

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hostess + Home Nest, Diptyque, Jo Malone

JO MALONE

Jo Malone White Moss and Snowdrop Candle

Jo Malone always has beautiful holiday options. I literally want them all but opted to try the White Moss and Snowdrop Candle ($74) which is a beautiful soft delicate scent. It’s hard to describe but it’s fresh, moss-like with a white floral vibe. This is the perfect holiday scent for those who don’t like pine or gourmand scents in their home. I think their Pine and Eucalyptus is a classic for holiday. They have it in a Scent Surround Diffuser ($105) and Room Spray ($74) too.

MOLTON BROWN

Molton Brown Holiday Cracker Bath and Shower Gel Set

Molton Brown has the best hand soap sets and mini shower gel sets! I think these are versatile for any age and style. Their Holiday Cracker Bath and Shower Gel Set ($25) makes for the perfect stocking stuffer. They also have a Men’s Cracker Set ($25) and if you want to splurge the Stocking Filler Collection ($50) has 10 minis.

I love their hand soap sets. The Citrus & Fruity Hand Trio ($75) is a beautiful gift set option. I also love their Orange and Bergamot Hand Duo ($55).

AESOP

Aesop Adventurer Roll Up Set

Another great brand for hand care is Aesop. I love their sets especially during the holiday. Anyone can use some extra love and care for their hands these days and I love their Adventurer Roll Up Set ($67) which comes with their Resurrection Rinse Free Hand Wash, Hand Mist and Aromatique Hand Balm in a canvas rolled pouch.

You can’t go wrong with their hand soap. I swear by their Resurrection Hand Wash ($39), also available in their Advocate Set ($105).

DIPTYQUE

Diptyque Sapin Candle Holiday 2021

I’ve saved my favorite for last with Diptyque! I look forward to their holiday scents every year and I think the design this year is one of the most stunning! I love the festive design and the full-size candles come with a gold lid this year. Sapin ($42- 78) is their classic smoky pine I think everyone should try. There are two other scents which are lovely in Biscuit (smells like a gingerbread cookie!) and Flocon (floral). Love their Candle Set ($126) which is a trio of the small holiday candles.

Diptyque Holiday Candle Set Trio Small 2021

Last but not least if you’re looking for a splurge gift to impress, the large Baies Candle ($195 for 21 oz) comes in a beautiful matte vessel with 3 wicks. Their Hourglass Diffusers ($195) make for a beautiful accent piece with great throw that you can control when you turn the hourglass around. Their latest addition for holiday is their Glass Reed Diffuser ($190) which comes in a few different scent options. The strength of this one is pretty potent and you can buy the refills separately.

Diptyque Baies Large Candle, Reed Diffuser and Hourglass Diffuser

I still love the Best of Baies Set ($135) which has a small candle, mini room spray (love) and a scented oval.

Diptyque Best of Baies Set Nordstrom

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Holiday Gift Set Ideas for the Home

Outfit and makeup details in this post:

Top: Free People / Denim: Paige / Sneakers: Golden Goose (similar style here) / Foundation: Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 6.5 / Powder: Chantecaille Blur Powder in Light-Medium / Cheeks: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Universe / Lips: Tom Ford Lip Color Spanish Pink + Gloss in Sunrise Pink / Eyeshadow: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in First Frost / Mascara: Tom Ford Extreme Mascara

That wraps up my favorites for Holiday Gifts for the home! Would love to hear what your favorites are!

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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

Byredo

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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New Tom Ford Beauty Launches at Nordstrom

September 15, 2021

Tom Ford Beauty Haul New Shade and Illuminate Concealer 3W0 and Blush Explicit Flush

I have a beauty haul roundup with some new launches from Nordstrom! Tom Ford Beauty recently launched some new products in the Shade and Illuminate lineup and new lip colors. I’ve been putting the new Concealer and Blush Duos to the test and have a closer look today.

Tom Ford Beauty Haul Nordstrom | The Beauty Look book

Shade and Illuminate Concealer

I’ve been a long-time fan of Tom Ford foundations and one of the best splurges I’ve made is the Shade and Illuminate Soft Radiance Foundation (I wear either 5.7 Dune or 6 Natural). Tom Ford launched a new concealer called the Shade and Illuminate Concealer ($90, currently exclusive to Nordstrom) and I ordered a couple shades in 3W0 Latte and 3W1 Golden.

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Concealer 3W0 Latte

It’s quite the splurge but I really like the super creamy opaque formula. I’ve found it has phenomenal coverage for under the eye and is crease-proof. Coverage is medium but buildable. It has some skincare elements infused to add a glow and smoothing effect. I prefer concealer to be slightly lighter than my skintone for brightening but try to keep it as close a match as possible.

With this formula I feel 3W0 Latte is a great match for me. There wasn’t any oxidizing or darkening so the color works perfect for me.

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Concealer 3W0 Latte

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Concealer 3W0 Latte

Swatched below compared to a few other favorites in the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Cle de Peau Concealer and Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion for color reference. If you’re similar to my skin tone and prefer a lighter shade for more brightening I’d recommend going lighter to the 2W0 Beige or 2N0 Creme.

Tom Ford Shade Illuminate Concealer vs NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Cle de Peau Concealer and Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion

Shade and Illuminate Blush

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Blush Duos

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Blush ($90) is a new formula of blush. There are currently four shades available at Nordstrom. These have a silky smooth texture with sheer to medium coverage. On my skin they have a satiny finish. Each duo has one matte and one shimmer shade but I found the shimmer to be very subtle (almost barely there). So if you love non-shimmer blushes these will be perfect for you!

These apply flawlessly on the skin. If you remember the original Tom Ford blushes they had a subtle micro pearl with a subtle sheen. These pull more on the matte side but have the same beautiful buildable soft texture. I swatched these with a heavy hand on the arm, but you’ll see in the face beauty looks below they look quite natural.

  • 02 Explicit Flush has a beige peach shimmer + coral matte
  • 03 Peach Poison has a matte peach + deeper brown with some gold shimmer
  • 04 Cherry Blaze has a soft pink + peachy coral with a slight shimmer
  • 05 Sundrunk has a pink beige matte and a soft rose pearl

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Blush swatches

Lip Color

I noticed a few new shades of Lip Color ($58) and decided to order 2 of them in Pink Charade and Neutral Party and love them both. Pink Charade is a neutral cool toned pink and Neutral Party is a medium neutral pink brown shade. Both are creams and have smooth full coverage.

Tom Ford Lip Color Pink Charade and Neutral Party

Tom Ford Lip Color Pink Charade and Neutral Party swatches

Gloss Luxe Moisturizing Lip Gloss

Last I have swatches of the four new Gloss Luxe Moisturizing Lip Glosses ($58 each). These run on the sheer side so they’ll add a soft wash of color. They feel really comfortable and hydrating. I find they work best layered over a pencil or lipstick.

  • 21 In the Buff is a pale sparkling champagne gold
  • 22 Sunrise Pink is a pretty pink rose (my favorite!)
  • 23 Bare Assed is a shimmery cool rose-plum with gold shimmer
  • 24 Honeyed Coral is a berry plum with gold shimmer

Tom Ford Gloss Luxe Moisturizing Lip Glosses

Gloss Luxe Moisturizing Lip Glosses swatches

Beauty looks below wearing:

Look 1: Shade and Illuminate Blush in Explicit Flush, Lip Color in Pink Charade + Gloss Luxe in In The Buff

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Blush in Explicit Flush, Lip Color in Pink Charade + Gloss Luxe in In The Buff

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Look 2: Shade and Illuminate Blush in Peach Poison, Gloss Luxe in Honeyed Coral

Shade and Illuminate Blush in Peach Poison, Gloss Luxe in Honeyed Coral

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Look 3: Shade and Illuminate Blush in Cherry Blaze, Gloss Luxe in Sunrise Pink

Shade and Illuminate Blush in Cherry Blaze, Gloss Luxe in Sunrise Pink

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Look 4: Shade and Illuminate Blush in Sundrunk, Gloss Luxe in Bare Assed

Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Blush in Sundrunk, Gloss Luxe in Bare Assed

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Tom Ford Beauty Haul Nordstrom | The Beauty Lookbook

I’m really pleased with everything. The concealer is quite the splurge but performs exceptionally well. It has that same creamy feel as the formula from Laura Mercier and NARS but with better coverage. Out of the blushes my favorite is Cherry Blaze with Sundrunk in close second. I’ll have to play around with the lip colors more to see if they’re dupeable with other shades but I think Pink Charade is a nice neutral-cool pale pink. For the glosses I think Sunrise Pink is the perfect medium rose pink I’ve been looking for!

You can find all the items available now at Nordstrom. Have you checked out any of the new launches yet? They just added Byredo Makeup and Westman Atelier to Nordstrom too! I may splurge on one of the Byredo lip colors or balms soon.

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