Fragrance Friday #24 | Zara A Sweet Pastry In Paris EDP

Zara has released quite a few new fragrances this year and one of the scents that caught my eye was A Sweet Pastry in Paris. Did it live up to my expectations?

First, let’s talk about the bottle–I like it! It is simple, but well made with heavy glass and a wooden cap. Although it’s not my favorite design in the whole world, it is rather nice and classy.


Top: lemon

Mid: sugar cane

Base: vanilla

Zara only lists 3 notes for A Sweet Pastry In Paris; lemon, sugar cane, and vanilla. I’m not sure if that is entirely true, but I do think these are definitely the most prominent notes. I love a good sweet lemon scent and that is what this fragrance gives me. It smells like a sweet lemon flaky baked good. It smells delicious.

Unfortunately, because I love sweet lemon scents, this one kind of gets lost in my collection. I find that it doesn’t have enough depth for me to pick it over the other lemon fragrances in my collection.

As far as projection, I find that this fragrance sits pretty close to the skin. It’s more than a skin scent, but not one that will be smelled by others unless they are relatively close to you. That projection dwindles to a skin scent the longer that the fragrance is worn.

As for longevity, I find it to be pretty poor. On me, I only get about 4 hours of wear total. However, since this fragrance is so affordable, I think that it is worth it, if you love the scent, to keep respraying.

Overall, I like A Sweet Pastry in Paris, but it’s not a love for me. I wish it had a bit more depth and projected a little more. I do really love the price point and would suggest it if you’re interested!

Zara A Sweet Pastry in Paris retails for $25.90 for a 3.4 oz bottle and can be purchased here.

Have you tried any Zara fragrances? What did you think?

Sephora Holiday Savings Event Recommendations

Today is the first day of the yearly Sephora Sale Event for Beauty Insiders! As per usual, Sephora is granting access to the sale based on tier level. VIB Rouge members get 20% off 10/31/2020-11/9/2020, VIB members get 15% off 11/3/2020-11/9/2020, and BI members get 10% off 11/5/2020-11/9/2020. Check out my top picks for the sale below!

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5 Items That Caught My Eye This Week

Another week, another 5 items! This week a lot caught my eye! Check them out!

  1. Coordinated sets have been all the rage this year. This leopard set looks comfy enough to lounge in, but chic enough to go out and about in! I love both colors! I may have to pick one of these up!
  2. I love a good headwrap and this set of 4 comes pre-wrapped! Yep, you read that right! With this set, you no longer need to struggle to get the perfect knot. Also, the prints are really pretty!
  3. I know that we are technically in Fall, but where I live I can probably get away with wearing sandals for another couple of months. These slides embrace the basket weave trend, but in a way that I think is very wearable. Plus, I love the color!
  4. How cute is this new lip balm?!?! This one is tinted, but it also comes in clear. I’m pretty sure I will be picking up at least one of these during the upcoming Sephora Sale.
  5. Lately, I’ve been dabbling in eyeshadow again, but I definitely don’t need another eyeshadow palette. This one is so pretty and well priced! Let’s see if I can resist!


Did any new products catch your eye this week? Please share!

Fragrance Friday #23 | Amouage Journey Woman EDP

It’s been sooooo long since my last Fragrance Friday! I know that I never promised to do these every week, but I never thought I would go this long without doing one! Anyway, I won’t bother with my lame excuses, I’ll just tell you that I have a plan going forward so that I don’t miss as many weeks again!

This week, I’ll be reviewing a fragrance from the niche brand, Amouage. Amouage is known for their complex and sometimes even strange scents. Journey Woman falls right in line with that. Let’s get into it!

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5 Items That Caught My Eye This Week

I’m back this week with more items that caught my eye! Clearly, I’m on a little handbag kick…. Check out my picks!

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5 Items That Caught My Eye This Week

I’m back with another 5 Items That Caught My Eye This Week! I know I missed last week, but that was because it was my birthday! Check out what I’ve been checking out!

  1. These earrings are repurposed from Chanel buttons! I love this idea and the earrings are beautiful! Not to mention, the price is pretty reasonable!
  2. These furry slides are very similar to some that I got from Target a few years ago that I happen to love. My Target ones are still going strong, but I’m glad I found a backup just in case.
  3. I’m all about joggers recently and I really like the print on these. They also look to be a looser fit which I think would work well for my body type!
  4. Another week, another animal print. Obviously, I can’t get enough. These sneakers are right up my alley!
  5. Out of everything mentioned, these sneakers are the ones that I am most likely to buy. They are similar to Golden Goose sneakers (more apparent in the white version), but they are black! I think these would work well for work and casual wear for me. I basically just talked myself into them. LOL.


Has anything new caught your eye recently? Share!

5 Items That Caught My Eye This Week

  1. This pink desk is perfect for the girly-girl. I know I’m a little old to be called a girl, but I love this pink desk. Although it’s pink, it is a classic, grown-up style that I think could be a standout piece in an office! It also comes in white if you aren’t into pink.
  2. YSL Libre Intense is a brand new fragrance that is a flanker to the original YSL Libre. I personally have not fell in love with Libre, but it is very popular and that makes me think that it must be good. I really want to smell this new version to see if it is more my speed!
  3. Since I found a pair of joggers that I love, I’ve been on the hunt for more. I came across this leopard pair that I love and this same pair comes in a tie-dye that is right on trend! I’m waiting on a sale to pick these up!
  4. I’m not really a luxury sneaker type person, but these Burberry sneakers have made their way onto my wishlist. Burberry Check combined with leather sneaker is a perfect juxtaposition of class mixed with street style! They also would fit well into my current wardrobe. Not to mention, they are expensive, but not as expensive as Gucci or Louis Vuitton sneakers!
  5. Lastly, who doesn’t need a pair of animal print sneakers?!?! Need I say more?


What caught your eye this week?

5 Items That Caught My Eye This Week

  1. I know, I know! I already featured this blazer in another color in a previous “5 Items” post, but I just saw this herringbone pattern and I love it! Not to mention, it is currently on sale along with the orange one that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago! I cannot say enough about how flattering these blazers are!
  2. If you are subscribed to my Youtube channel, I’m sure that you have heard me rave about my Saint Laurent Loulou puffer. I came across this gorgeous one in gray and for less than the normal retail price! I hope that when I am in a position to purchase another luxury bag, that this one is still available! I will definitely get it!
  3. I’ve been looking for a green bag for a long time, and I came across this one. I really like the color and think it will be a very functional bag. Also, it’s on sale right now!
  4. These mules are so chic and look more expensive than they are. I really like the snakeskin, but they also have a spotted print that is really beautiful too! Not to mention, they retail for less than $25!
  5. I’ve never had any gold flatware, but these really speak to me. I like the fact that they are a bit of an antiqued gold, but not too much. I really think these would be a nice choice for everyday flatware that makes a bit of a statement!


Honestly, quite a few things caught my eye this week! What caught yours?

5 Items That Caught My Eye This Week

I got some good feedback on last week’s “Items That Caught My Eye” post, so I decided to go forth with making this a series. Starting today and going forward I will be posting these on Sundays. Check it out below!

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5 Items That Caught My Eye This Week

Things have been crazy and stressful for me lately and I’m sure that has been the case for many of you as well! One of my favorite things to do when I’m stressed, is shop! Unfortunately, I can’t shop like I want to right now but I have been enjoying window shopping! I’m always looking at sales and finding items that I like, adding them to cart, and then exiting. LOL. I figured that I would start to share some of these items with you. I would like to make this a weekly series so let me know if that is something that you would enjoy!

  1. This blazer is EVERYTHING. I already own it in black and it fits me like a glove. It looks much more expensive in person than it actually is. I also love the bright orange and really feel like it would make my skin tone pop! Currently you can save $50 on this blazer by clicking the link and using the code at the top of the page!
  2. Can we talk about these wine glasses? (I also found this set for a little less.) I think I will cave and get these. They are stunning! I’ve really been getting into my wine lately and I like that these are appropriate for red and white. Not to mention, they are so unique and classy. Pinkies up!
  3. So not only am I into my wine, but I’m also into my coffee! This mug has been all over social media and I didn’t want to give into the hype, but here I am with it on my wishlist. Something about the design makes these mugs fun and sophisticated at the same time.
  4. I’m still not over animal print (and I don’t think I ever will be) so when I saw this top, I immediately fell for it. It is actually very reasonably priced right now, so who knows, I may actually pull the trigger on it.
  5. I’m in the market for a prettier wireless phone charger and I came across this beauty. I think this color way is my favorite, but it comes in lots of different stone inspired designs!


Those are the 5 items that caught my eye this week! Let me know if you enjoyed this post so that I know if I should make this a series!

Anything new on your wishlist?