Five January Favorites

I have a hard time making decisions about things I like when I’m shopping. This leads to me buying everything I like, then returning ninety percent of my purchases later. Not a good system, but I’m working on it. I’m also working on buying less by way of only buying things that I love certainly, one hundred percent. Here are the things I bought in January that made the cut.

January Faves
1. Grapefruit Reed Diffuser   2. Lush Hair Moisturizer   3. Snakeskin Print Cushion Cover 
  4. Byredo Bibliothèque Candle   5. Black Matte Flatware

1. The Nest Diffuser in the grapefruit fragrance. I love a good citrus scent, and this one is very powerful. It scents a large room or foyer. Mine was too strong for the room I put it in, so I had to remove some of the reeds, and that fixed the (fancy) problem!

2. I have very curly and very ornery hair. It don’t listen to nobody, including me. But at least now it stays moisturized! The scent on this is kind of earthy and the texture is pretty thick and nourishing.

3. I’ll be honest with you here and admit that I can’t resist snakeskin. You can give me almost anything snakeskin, and I’ll probably flip over it. I did with this pillow from Zara Home. I bought it in the sale and it was only $5.90. Six dollars! It does have a white back to it, which I was skeptical about initially, but it just doesn’t make a difference when it’s sitting on my chair. I don’t even see it.

4. Whoo boy, this candle is strong! It scents a small room even when it’s not lit. It smells immediately of plums and peonies but has a deeper, slightly masculine base. And the packaging–I live for the packaging.

5. Where do I even start? Black matte silverware! These have made my dinner parties (i.e. cheese and wine parties with my friends) so chic. Everyone who has seen them buys them for themselves. Seriously. Except my mom. She thinks they’re ridiculous. Hey, you can’t please everyone!

Do you have any of these items? What are some of your favorite things you bought last month?

Discover Le Labo

I bought the Le Labo Discovery Set last Sunday when I went in search of my 2019 fragrance. I was unimpressed with the majority of the selection in the store, and a saleslady brought the discovery set to my attention. For almost a year, I’ve been hearing great things about Le Labo’s Santal 33, so I decided to give the set a try.


Santal 33 is heavenly. And unisex. Truly. But I’m a girl who likes heady, musky, dark scents. If you like fruity or sweet, this isn’t the one for you. But there are sixteen in the discovery set! So you’re sure to find something that suits you.


I’m still trying to determine my absolute favorites (aside from the Santal 33 obviously!). Ambrette 9 and Thé Noir 29 are top contenders. This set has converted me into a solid Le Labo fan. I’ve been obsessively perusing their website to determine my next purchase!

If you’re interested in picking up the discovery set, check out your nearest Nordstrom or you can buy it online. If you do, let me know what you think!