Friday, May 30, 2014

Things I'm Loving Friday

As I mentioned a couple posts back, I've decided to start Friday Favorites! Every Friday, I'll be sharing some of the things I've been loving for that week. Let's get started, then! :)

Clinique High Impact Mascara

I think I may have found my favorite mascara. Ever. I have pretty thick eyelashes, but they're not too incredibly long, and on the brownish-black side. This mascara gives the perfect amount of curl, length, and blackness! It also doesn't clump and the brush is really soft on your eyelashes. I usually wiggle it at the base of my lashes, then quickly swipe it up. Love!

If I Stay by Gayle Forman 

 There's been a lot of media hype going on with this book, so I decided to pick it up at the bookstore a couple days ago. I haven't had too much time to make much of a dent in it, but it's already so great! Some of the language is a little bit dull, (but after all, how can any book compare after seeing how Marcus Zusak wrote The Book Thief?)

Bath & Body Works World Garden Collection

 I just picked up the Tokyo Lotus & Apple Blossom Shower Gel, and it is seriously one of Bath and Body Works's best collections. Ever.

Grace Ciao


I saw this on Lauren Conrad's blog, and oh my gosh, isn't this amazing? Grace Ciao uses really flower petals to illustrate her designs- I really hope that these get made into physical dresses one day, because I would love to see them! (and own, but chances are she's going to be a famous designer and it'll be expensive! New life goal: save up to buy one). It makes me so happy that there's people like this out there.

That's all I've got for right now, this has got to be the shortest post in a long time! Either way, I've got a ton of special things planned (giveaway, anybody?) so make sure to check back soon!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Summer's Must-Have Fragrances

Summer is almost here, and it's just about time to break out all your flowy sundresses,  those killer shades, and of course, your go-to-summer scent. In Cali, at least, the weather has been extremely difficult, with one day being windy and drizzling and the next has everyone sweating under the AC. Lovely. Either way, here's my favorite must-have perfumes for the summer.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Summertime Serendipity

It's pictures like this that make me long for the summer and trips to the beach, and those plane rides that despite being trapped in a metal object for 16 hours in the sky, make your stomach flutter with excited anticipation of the destination.

There's just something so effortlessly beautiful about travel and the culture and fashion of the people there.

Speaking of which, despite being in the endless whirlpool of crop tops and short-shorts, effortless always wins.  I really can't understand why we pay more money for less product. $40 for a crop top that's actually size of a bra? Just no.

I can't really speak personally for everyone, but don't we all want to achieve that naturally beautiful, effortless look? Wearing tiny pieces of clothes and too much blush and eyeliner gets attention, but it's often not the kind that any of us really want. All girls want people to look in their direction and say "Wow, she looks amazing," not "Wow, she looks like a [insert word of your choice here]."

Let's all be chic, not crummy, and not be afraid to step out of the Forever 21 norms, because there are so many things that we just choose not to look at because not everyone else is. (It's easier to dress badly than to actually put a legit outfit together.)

Back to Summer.

But, can we please talk about these promotional photoshoots that are in the catalogues? I feel like this is one of Michael Kors's best seasons in a long time,  that Reese satchel is TO DIE FOR.

If any of this is any sort of indication, yellow and blue are going to be the summer's biggest pairing, so move over, radiant orchid, along with simplistic and floral prints.

New York & Company , Urban Outfitters, Michael Kors

(Also, do check out the Kate Spade #travelcolorfully sweepstakes and make sure to tag your photos on Instagram with it, and you will be entered in the drawing for $250 Kate Spade gift card!)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Introducing Infinitely Chic + Exciting News!

I am so excited to do this post, you have no idea! I've got a ton of news to share, so let's get into it.

Le Renifleur is Going International!
While I can't give away all the details right now, in mid-June, you're going to be seeing a lot of surprises! (think: the Fashion Week Four). There's going to be a TON of photos of a ton of different things, and I am super excited! On top of that, I'm also going to be putting together my airplane skincare routine, what I pack in my carry-on, the outfits I'll be bringing, and of course, posts related to the things I'll be seeing. (I've got everything from Euro-Chic street style to clandestine societies planned.)

I can't wait!

Monthly & Friday Favorites:
Starting end of May, I'll be doing a new type of post, monthly favorites. Also, on Fridays, I'll be doing an on-going mini series on things that I've been enjoying/things that I've been enjoying, like music and other blogs to new summer arrivals in stores. (Kind of like a subcategory of the monthlies.)

Blog Layout & Design:
If you haven't noticed yet, I have revamped the central parts of the blog, the header and the background. I'm still tweaking with things, but I'm working on making the entire blog match, so if something is out of place, I'm working on it.

10,000 Pageviews!
A couple days ago, Le Renifleur hit 10,000 page views! Thank you so much!

Part 2 of the exciting news:

A couple days ago, some friends of mine and I launched a new Instagram page, InfinitelyChic, covering everything from makeup, to hair, to fashion, and travel.

I've gotten the Tuesdays and Fridays slots, (Tuesday: Travel & Street Style.) (Friday: Fashion), and I can't contain my excitement to start doing Outfit of the Day's just report back on runway happenings.

Here's a rundown of the schedule:
Monday: Makeup by (S. & D.)
Tuesday: Travel & International Street Style (by me)
Wednesday: Hair (by SH.)
Thursday: Accessories (by Brittany)
Friday: Fashion (by me)

It's going to be really cool, so make sure to check it out! (and follow, since that would be pretty cool. ;) )

(Note: Infinitely Chic is not related to Le Renifleur, it's a separate co-project of mine I think you will enjoy!)