Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia

Disclosure: “This post was sponsored by Vera Wang Fragrances as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”

Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia

Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia

Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia

Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia

Summer has always been my favorite season. Maybe it has to do with my upcoming Birthday, maybe with the warm weather, maybe with the summer travels. I’ve always enjoyed and looked forward to the June-July-August stretch. This year, among other things, I get to spend my summer with a new fragrance – Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia.

Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia perfume is a way to feel confident and beautiful in your own skin. This newest member of the Embrace Collection empowers me to feel beautiful everyday. Its soft peach color, reminiscent of the first vision of sunlight, enhances my day leaving me feeling fresh and embracing my womanhood.

Fragrance has always been a big part of my life. From playing with my mom’s perfumes in pretty bottles when I was little, to noticing and complimenting others on their choice of perfume, I’ve always been drawn to new scents. I try and find a different fragrance for every time of the year, and this summer Vera Wang Marigold and Gardenia fragrance makes me feel confident, beautiful and desirable in my own skin.

In preparations to celebrate my Birthday I wanted to remind you how important it is to remember to celebrate ourselves every day! There are so many special moments that happen to us that need to be cherished and embraced, but sometimes get ignored and forgotten. I have been using Vera Wang Embrace fragrance to help me remember these moments, maybe it’s a combination of olfactory, maybe my mind is just playing games with me, but I believe in the power of this dreamy fruity and floral fragrance.

Now it wouldn’t be fair if I went on and on about this fragrance and not given you a chance to try it! I-C is hosting a contest for the Vera Wang Embrace fragrance collection pack and you can enter for a chance to win one of ten fragrance kits (A $75 value!). This includes all 4 of the following fragrances: Green Tea & Pear Blossom, Rose & Vanilla, Periwinkle & Iris, and Marigold & Gardenia. The contest closes July 12, 2016, you can enter by choosing a social media sharing option form the social media tool below:

Vera Wang Embrace Fragrance Collections

Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia is available for purchase in-store and online at Kohl’s.

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And remember this easy formula for a happy summer: minimum make up, maximum vitamin D, and a fragrance that embraces your senses 😉

January Wish list vs Shopping list

We all need wish lists, and we also need shopping lists, today I am going to share mine! We are going to begin with a shopping list. I am not going to bore you with grocery lists and cleaning supplies, but let’s talk home decor, make up and all the fun stuff!

Zhenya’s January shopping list!

1. Haircut (see yesterday’s post for more details!)

2. Perfume (I am all out, I do have a little sample of Demeter Fireplace, but who for the love of God would want to smell like an actual fireplace?)

3. A comforter/bed set! Yes I am in the biggest need of sheets, cute pillows and a bed skirt, though I have doubts on the latter. And I am determined to get mine from Burlington Coat Factory, or at least Marshall’s 🙂 We’ll see where I can get a better price. Sorry JCPenny and Pottery Barn, you are just not my cup of tea!

I promise to post pics and reviews on everything that I get!

Now on to Zhenya’s January wish list:

1. This awesome clock:

I’ll let you in on a secret, this is also available at Burlington, but I saw this one in Fargo, so I have no idea if it’s available in Minneapolis or not 🙂

2. Yarn, to make a cable knit throw, like the one I saw at the Galleria in Edina. Check out my post about Etsy to see what exactly I am talking about.

3. Diffusers, candles (SOY!) and other cute little things to decorate the apt with!

Now I will probably end up getting the stuff from the wish list too, but if anyone wants to send me some, I’ll be more than happy 🙂



Style tips from DVF

A couple days ago I went to a Russian Wives get together. And let me tell you, it was worse than Real Housewives of Whatever! From the generation gap, to the endless conversations about children, to nasty comments and finally a confrontation that should stay unmentioned, nothing could get me out of the hole I’ve fallen into in a matter of hours. The only way out for me was reading fashion magazines, and so I did!

 I came across some great Personal Style tips from DVF and decided to share them with you! I think that when it comes to personal style, it’s always better to follow someone’s guidelines and then, once you learn more about what looks good, and what doesn’t, you can go on your own and choose your own pieces.

1. Wear Perfume – it’s sexy, you are going to smell good, and it will help attract a man into your life, if you don’t have one 🙂

2. Go for Statement Jewelry – whether a bold necklace or a bright bracelet, that type of jewelry is definitely one of the top choices these days. My favorites are the statement rings

3. Be the woman you want to be! Be happy, be positive, be radiant.

4. When getting a new pair of shoes remember – Shoes should always elongate your legs! See the previous post on UGGs – I think the designers of that brand finally got it right! 😉

5. Take your beauty routine with you – I am not telling you all to turn into a nomad and hoard loads of stuff with you, but grab a small make up bag and stuff it with some essentials that you know you are going to need. For me any sort of face powder is a must have, everything else can stay at home!

6. Own a wrap dress – Why? Because they are flattering for all body types, now stop asking questions and start beautifying yourselves!

And always remember to leave uncomfortable or stiff clothes behind!

I hope you all enjoyed these tips and will take them into consideration! I know some people who should really look into those 😉