Sunday, January 17, 2010

Amazing Scent: Juicy Couture

Amazing Scent: Juicy Couture

I have finally found a scent that I LOVE. The ‘Original Scent’ from Juicy Couture is amazing! I wear it all the time. The first time I smelled it I was really impressed. I am not actually I huge fan of Juicy Couture. I go into the store to browse whenever I see one, I am more attracted to the decor then most of the clothes. They decorated with a pale pink suit of armor! Hello, can I buy that?!

I am very opposed to the velour track suits, the only thing I find attractive about those is the comfort. I like some of the purses.

When I was in the store this last time, I found myself attracted to some of their more ‘wearable’ everyday clothes. The brand also has some really interesting sweaters, coats, and vests. I was considering buying a bracelet from Juicy until I smelled this glorious scent.

When I find a scent I like, I spray one of those like perfume cards and stick it in the bottom of my purse so that my whole bag smells of the fragrance every time I open it. Its a great way to find out if you really like the scent & to find out if the scent really lasts or not...if a scent lasts long on paper, it will usually last longer on your skin. When I was laying in bed later that night & I could still smell the scent & I was swooning, I knew this was the perfect scent. Long lasting & I loved it.

The next day (the last day of my vacation), I was happy to find the perfume in a great set lotion, shower gel, & full size perfume at the outlet store on sale.

When I got home I read some reviews of the perfume, I was disappointed that Juicy Couture describes the scent as, “something Barbie might wear.” I totally disagree. I am NOT anything like Barbie & I wear it all the time. I agree with this comment that Tania left on

‘Hey, Barbie's a pretty sophisticated girl: she wears couture, goes from work     to cocktails in her     convertible sportscar, owns a mansion, never got married to     the boyfriend she outshines, and is looking pretty good for being almost 50.’

Thanks for the viewpoint Tania!

The perfume is described as:
‘Juicy Couture includes notes of watermelon, mandarin, pink passionfruit, marigold, green apple, water hyacinth, crushed leaves, tuberose absolute, wild rose, princess lily, caramel crème brulée, vanilla, precious woods and patchouli.’

If you have a chance to smell the wonderful scent, do it!

One of the things that Juicy Couture does well (besides its perfume & decorating) is its advertising, mostly the photography.



Glitz & Glamour,

Friday, January 15, 2010

ee cummings

i carry your heart

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

- e e cummings


Sunday, January 10, 2010

My Bucket List

 My Bucket List

I just got back from spending a week in Naples, Florida (where I went without wifi for the whole week, torture). I was visiting my Grandpa who has just moved into a retirement center. Luckily, he is loving the change, he is a social butterfly & is having a great time playing cards with all his new friends, & telling everyone his stories. It makes my heart happy to see him adjusting to the move so well. It has been hard for our whole family since losing my Grandma so unexpectedly just a little over 5 months ago, especially on my Grandpa. It is a great relief to see him smile again.

Staying in the retirement center really made me think about life. All of these people had such great stories to tell. I met the Captain of The Love Boat. He danced with Ginger Rogers who danced with Fred Astaire!! That would be my ‘three degrees’ of meeting Fred Astaire.

Now, I have never been a fan of New Years Resolutions. I don’t like to make promises to myself or others that I am more then likely to break. Having said that, seeing all these people reflect on their lives made me think of mine.

At age 23, I am not any more unusual then your average college student who has lived a little more then average life. I traveled a lot when I was young to foreign countries. I have hiked in the mountains in Southern Mexico. I also have a really rare disease, that has held me back from living my life to the fullest lately, but I am determined to get over that.

There are many things I want to do in my life. Fun, exotic things that will make my life full of adventure. I would rather have experiences & adventure then an overflowing bank account.

*Learn to Surf (Hello California!)
*Snowboard (something I have done already, in Colorado, but want to do more of)
*Snorkel (preferably in Australia or somewhere exotic, I have already been snorkeling in Costa Rica & the Florida Keys)
*Wakeboard (more...)
*Learn to Scuba Dive
*Learn to Skateboard (tech...I was taught to in the NPU library...but I am not very good)
*Hike in Colorado & other places
*Travel to New Zealand, Tahiti, South Africa, back pack around Europe, and so many more places....
*Try Sushi
*Learn to drive a car like a professional (think Transporter 1, 2, or 3)
*Learn Guitar
*Become a GREAT photographer
*Become better at walking in heels (haha) & own a pair of Louboutins (aHHHmazing)
*Go Skydiving
*Zip-line thru the tree tops in the rainforest
*Go Bungee Jumping
*Watch the fireworks on New Years Eve from a Penthouse Suite.
*Own a professional digital camera
*Play Viola (again)

I am sure the list will get longer & shorter as time goes on. Some of the things I have actually already done, but I would like to do more of.

Do you have a ‘bucket’ list? Are there things you want to accomplish in your life? Stories you want to be able to tell your grandchildren?? Please share!!

Side Note:

Usually, at this time of year, in Florida it is around 75 degrees and sunny. This year, it was really cold, we are talking around 50 degrees. I didn’t pack for that kind of weather. People where walking around in winter coats, I saw women in full length furs! This is the coldest it has been in Florida since sometime in the 1800’s. The news was referring to it as ‘The Deep Freeze.’

I spent five minutes at the beach, in jeans and a sweater. People travel from Europe and across the world to vacation at these beaches. All the people on vacation in Naples had to be so disappointed with the weather! It was hard to find things to do inside.

Glitz & Glamour,