Sunday, June 26, 2022

Perfumico is Perfecto for Samples. PLUS a full-size Fragrance Giveaway

I was pretty sure fragrances were going to be a fly-by-night thing for me, something I found that I loved during the pandemic. We couldn't get out of the house much, except to buy toilet paper and food, and I got sucked into the YouTube Rabbit Hole (if you've experienced this, you know exactly what I mean).

Ordering samples online however, became 'a thing' and if I really loved the fragrance, I would get a full-sized bottle. Then I began to seek out others who share my passion for trying new fragrances (your family and friends who don't get it, can only take so muchπŸ˜…). Turns out there are a whole lot of people who love it, just like me!

We share our thoughts on new fragrances we try, places we buy samples from, etc. PERFUMICO is one of those places everyone agrees is a most excellent place to get samples. They have such a large selection of brands, and you can buy in the size you like. 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Marc Jacobs Perfume Giveaway: Early Bird Entry


Today is basketball day, but tomorrow morning, I will be home to get this giveaway up and running for you. Whether you are a seasoned fraghead, an occasional wearer, are new to fragrances, or have a gal you'd like to give a gift too, this is going to be a good one.

Why? Because it's highly likely to become a collector's item. 

The original Marc Jacobs Decadence is so good. It's discontinued and you cannot find it anywhere to buy. Private sales are high, if you can find someone who wants to part with it. I had it and gifted it to someone who loved it. I thought I had time to get it again! It was a dime a dozen. Everyone was talking about it in the fragrance community. There was no way I thought it would be discontinued. Then when I decided it was time to bring it back to my collection: Surprise! 😜

There were some flankers that were released, and I'll be talking about one of those tomorrow. 

The second flanker I'll be talking about is the one you see in the photo above. It is Marc Jacob's "Eau So Decadent." Because this is part of the Decadence line (that was discontinued), I have little to no doubt that this one too, will be very hard to find soon (like the others before it).

While they are still available, I have picked one up and I am giving it away to one lucky winner here. 

Sound good? If you like what you see, get your bonus entry in now (a thank you for visiting the blog today) and come back tomorrow for more entries. Giveaway will last 2 weeks. Continental US Entrants. See you soon!

Friday, June 24, 2022

Secrets to Looking Your Best This Summer

This is a collaborative post. Please welcome today's collaborator.

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If you want to look your best this summer, then read on; in this article, we have five of the best practices to protect your skin from long-term degeneration, as well as tips for fast solutions when you’re short of time. Don’t learn by trial and error; instead, use the tried and tested method for the best results. 

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Royalty Scents: The BEST Perfume Subscription Service

Royalty Scents has nailed all of the things we love in a subscription service. 

One reason I love samples so much is the whole 'try before you' buy thing. When I was stuck at home during the pandemic I started watching videos on YouTube. I started with the makeup videos (my daughter profited from that because I started picking up the best of the best for her to make a really fantastic makeup gift box to give her for the holidays). 

That transitioned into fragrance videos. I was swayed at first to buy a few scents that SO many people raved about, only to find I didn't really care for them. Lesson learned: try before you buy. Or at least that lesson was learned after a few blind buy tries.

High quality fragrances are not inexpensive, so purchasing samples for them just makes good financial sense. For a few dollars I get to see if I like them or not. Sometimes I get very lucky and end up finding a scent that I love, and I immediately purchase the bottle. Those bottles bring me joy because I already know they're fantastic, and not regret (because I spent money on something I don't really want in my collection).

Another reason I enjoy purchasing from Royalty Scents is that they have a lot of selections to choose from, both designer and niche. It's easy to find some of those fragrances people in my online fragrance groups, or on YouTube are trying.  I live in a small city, so there isn't a shopping district or mall to go to where the stores have the niche fragrances. Sometimes I travel to Palm Beach Gardens to perfume shop (they have great retail stores there) but it's not a short drive, and my life is overly occupied with work so it's challenging to get down there.

These are the fragrances in my latest order.

Can you guess which one is the fun, summer scent? LOL!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Keys To Staying Youthful All Your Life

This is a collaborative post. Please welcome today's contributor.

There’s nothing wrong with getting older. We’re able to acquire wisdom, enjoy the small moments of life, and see our loved ones grow up and become awesome people. However, it’s also true that there are certain aspects of youth that we’d like to hold on to. It’s nice to be able to enjoy the benefits of having youth on our side as well as enjoy the advantages of growing older.

However, this won’t just happen on its own. You need to make it happen. If you let life take its course, then you could end up feeling less youthful than you’d like, even if you’re still relatively young. It’s important to remember, however, that there are always things you can do that will have you feeling young!

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

What are You Drinking Out of This Summer?

Disclosure: I received sample products or a discount code to use towards the purchase of them. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

I'm so excited about these, and can you really blame me? One is extremely functional and perfect to stay hydrated all summer long, the MyBevi tumbler, and the other (from Well Told Design) is a literature lover's dream (the Jane Eyre mug).

Friday, June 17, 2022

Top 5 Toys for Summer with Giveaway

Disclosure: I received sample products or a discount code to use towards the purchase of them. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Seems like we always do a summer toy run, or pick up a few new toys, when summer arrives. The kids are home from school, time is relaxed, and there are a lot of opportunities to bond. What better way to do so than with select toys (you) and the kids will love? Here are our top 5 choices for the summer. Let the imaginative play begin!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Wordless Wednesday: Latte Art


It might seem silly, but I was just giddy to find a coffee shop that had latte art.
Another plus: I got to sip it sitting alongside the ocean. πŸ’ž