Hey everyone – it feels oh-so-slightly like fall for the past few days; cooler and breezy and wet. I’ve been wearing L’Artisan Seville a l’Aube, SL Fleurs d’Oranger and Fendi Theorema in rotation. To me, this time of year/weather always seems perfect for these orange-flower scents, with their moody depths that suggest fall rather than the bright, juicy citrus of summer.
So, I’m going to ask some questions and hope for some answers, why not?!
- Anyone here use one of those plug-in/battery essential oil diffusers (as opposed to the reed diffusers)? How do you feel about it? I have and love candles, but sometimes I forget them and that makes me nervous. I could also have one of those diffusers in the office. If you have a recommendation, put in the name or a link.
- I wear reading glasses (+1.50) at work and at home, which is littered with pairs from the dollar store. I’d like to upgrade … what’s one step up? Are there pairs for, say, $20 or $30 that are worth it? I’m too careless with them to spend much more than that, although for something wonderful I’m sure I can be persuaded, lol. Or does everyone treat them as quasi-disposable like I do?
- I finally broke down and got a slow cooker. Since I don’t have anywhere to store it, my plan is to use it constantly! If you have any favorite slow cooker dishes, again, I’d love some links.
Now, back at you:
- For those who asked what the deal is with matte lipstick – if you like bright lipstick shades and you’ve only ever tried the ol’ mega-mattes like MAC, you owe it to yourself to try a newer “comfort” matte or two, because they manage to stick to your mouth for extended periods of time without a lot of transfer, while being comfortable to wear rather than hideously dry. Their un-stickiness is delightful once you get used to it. My recommendation at a lower price point: Urban Decay comfort matte. I have some drugstore makeup but matte lipstick is not among them; all the ones I’ve tried are toooo dry. If you have a drugstore fave with a comfortable matte/velvet finish, give me the name!
- Quite some time ago I blogged on the Fornasetti candles and their signature, bespoke “Otto” scent, which is a deep, wondrous woody-incense thing by Olivier Polge. I will probably never buy one of the candles, but the room spray can be had for the (relative) bargain price of $125ish, if and when you can find it. Right now I see one on Amazon, and they’re also on Twisted Lily (note: the room sprays with Architettura and R.I.P. canister designs also feature the Otto scent.) It is STRONG – when you spray, it comes out in this one brief, anemic fsssssst and you think, oh come on. Resist the temptation to spray again because trust me, that’s all you need. One of my best blind buys ever.