Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wednesday Wants - Gift Ideas for someone special or you!!!

Since the departure of Sandy it's been freezing here in Jersey! I don't mind it much though. Winter is my fav season!!! Am I a glutton for punishment? No way! I love being toasty & cozy. But most of all, I love everything the late Fall & early Winter brings! The crafts with my son, snugly movie nights with the Husby, prepping for delicious holiday meals, making holiday gifts, and getting ready for Christmas! Yes... I really dropped the C word already. It seems the second it starts to get chilly and November starts, I have Holidays on my mind. I love it all. The music, the decor, the crafts (hello pinterest!!!) and ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas!

So of course, in all of my Pinterest Perusing & Window Shopping daily online, I've developed quite a lust list! I just had to share a few of my fav's!!!

One little darling at the tippy top of my list lately is by a company called Melange Perfume based out of LA. I've been following this amazing company for some time and kept dragging my feet on making a purchase since I couldn't decide what I wanted. I LOVE mixing my scents, so I knew I def wanted a palette. I finally decided on the Amber 2 palette and put it on my birthday list back in Sept. Hubby did buy it for me and  I have not stopped wearing this gorgeous set of scents since!!! The fragrances are so unique and I love that I don't smell like everyone else!

One thing that is super important to me is that the perfumes are a healthy alternative being that they are based with various natural oils depending whether you go with a liquid or solid. For those of you that might be new to the blog, I'm a health nut! Especially with cosmetics!!! You might be shaking your heads thinking "But what does that have to do with perfume?" Well unfortunately your typical perfume can contain thousands of chemicals just in the "fragrance" part of it!!! I know, I know. I'm sorry! I don't mean to burst your pretty little bubbles, but it's true =( Trust me, I was once a perfume collector many years ago. But I haven't worn regular perfume in years. In fact, aside from the hazard factor, it downright assaults my nose at this point! Anyway, moving on.... This palette is to die for! You can wear the scents alone or layer them and you can rest easy knowing that you're not lacing your body with tons of ick!!! The best part? Melange recently had a palette featured in Marie Claire and they are offering a celebratory coupon code to be used on their palettes!!! Now through November 20th you can save 20% on any palette by entering "Marie Claire" at checkout & recalculating! I highly recommend the Amber 2 if you love vanilla and smoky scents. Amber 1 is next on the list for me!

I've also been lusting after this gorgeous Deux Lux satchel for quite a while! They posted a little sneak peek photo on their FB page back in the summer! That's how long I've been waiting for this baby!!! Isn't she gorgeous?! Though I have no idea which color I would pick. I'm between the Gray & Black I think. This bag adds the perfect dose of sparkle in those chilly winter months and what girl doesn't need sparkle?!?

I also have a lengthy list of current fav's that I've been keeping track of through CurrentlyObsessed and rather than post all the pics separate, it's just easier to allow you to scroll through! Right now there's an Asos coupon for that lovely Foil Dot Sweatshirt (ACE25) and there's also a coupon for JCrew Factory (HaulPass)!

Happy Shopping!!!


DISCLAIMER: The Melange Perfume review was not paid and I will recieve no compensation for this post. I just happen to really love the product! I would never post about a product that I didn't like. I hope you enjoy the palette as much as I do!!!