The past few days at work have been crazy busy, and last night was no different. Working on a fast-paced, high acuity unit, my brain is constantly thinking at work. Since I’m off today, I want to relax, relate, and release. Earlier, I decided to decompress with some shopping, lunch at my favorite shop, and wine 🙂
I’m a VIP member at Sephora, and since the store is currently offering 3x the points for fragrances, I indulged. I love, LOVE fragrances! Yes, I’m that woman who will go to bed after showering, putting on lotion and spraying on a little perfume. Smelling good is a must for me, and I’m always elated to get my favorite “smell goods.” Today, I purchased Flora by GUCCI. It has a floral scent of gardenias, and it’s very refreshing. The other fragrance I purchase was Roses De Chloe. Chloe is a timeless fragrance, but I really love the Roses De Chloe. Roses are my favorite flowers, and I love the smell of them. It reminds me of my dear, late aunt who also loved roses. She would have roses throughout her home so you smelled the natural rose oils upon opening her door. Roses De Chloe has the timeless scent of the regular Chloe but with the essence of roses. It’s such an innocent, romantic smell.
I also picked up a waterless mascara by Tarte. I love Tarte for a variety of reasons. Not only are the products great, but it’s also cruelty free. I’m no tree hugger, but I try to support companies who are cruelty free when I can. Tate also makes their products without those horrible ingredients such as paragons, mineral oil, paragons, triclosan, etc. This mascara is great because it makes my lashes look bigger, and it doesn’t smudge or clump. There isn’t anything worse than wiping your eyes and end up looking like a raccoon from cheap mascara.
I then stopped by Nordstrom Rack for a few items. I picked up some of my favorite t-shirts by Abound. There isn’t anything fancy about these shirts, but they feel so comfortable. I love a t-shirt that fits my body well and feels good on my skin. This shirt does that. It’s very lightweight and very flattering to a woman’s body. Plus, they’re cheap, and I always love cheap items that feel expensive. Additionally, I purchased an oversized cardigan by Painted Threads. I love cute, oversized cardigans. I dress in layers because the weather out here is volatile. It will be cold one moment and then burning up hot the next. This cardigan isn’t thick, so you don’t have to worry about being too hot. It’s also versatile and can be worn in any season.