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philosophy loveswept

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It is a long standing joke that my boyfriend Mike can’t stand the smell of “girly” perfume.  Anything too sweet, or floral makes his nose twitch, and he runs the other way.  Out went my Vanilla sugar eau de toilette.  *le sigh*

So, I have recently made it my mission to find a clean, and sexy fragrance that he would like.  I have come close, but nothing worked….until last week, when Mike leaned in, smiled, and said “you smell really nice”.  YES!  Victory is mine.

And what glorious scent de jour do I have to thank for this? None other than philosophy loveswept. And, how could you not love the name! The scent is fresh, with a hint of amber, and a soft floral touch that isn’t overwhelming.

fragrance notes:

  • fresh bergamot and citrus
  • soft florals of pink jasmine, lotus blossom and purple passion fruit bloom
  • warm musk and creamy amber

Philosophy states: “loveswept is a lively, romantic fragrance created to make a woman feel irresistibly swept away. this soft floral fragrance sparkles with energy and leaves you with a soft embrace of happiness and love. get swept off your feet again and again and feel inspired to live each day with passion”

I couldn’t agree more….and if Mikey likes it, than you know it is perfection. 


What does being loveswept mean to you?  For me, it is embodied in the picture above. Love that is filled with laughter, and being with the person who is your best friend, encourages you to be your best, and allows you to be completely yourself (goofball and all).  

philosophy is also giving you the chance to try out the fragrance yourself. Simply post a picture that embodies what makes you feel loveswept!


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by philosophy through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about philosophy, all opinions are my own.

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Skincare At Every Age

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The way we feel beautiful is different for every woman, and especially different at certain points in our lives.  Personally, I have found that the definition of what I consider beautiful in myself has changed tremendously over the years.  In my twenties, I felt beautiful if I had my acne under control, was rocking a smokey eye and was at the perfect weight. Truly fluffy stuff.  Now, in my thirties, I find that I feel prettiest when I am as closet to natural as possible, have taken care of my skin, and laughing over wine and food with my friends (diets went out the window years ago). 
Just as our ideas of beauty changes as we get older, so do our beauty needs.  Below is a list of essentials for every age in our lives.  Change is necessary, so why not embrace all the different transformations we have throughout our years.  Each new era that you get to rediscover yourself is extraordinary.

20’s:  This is the time when you can experiment with your makeup routine and hone in on your skincare needs.  During our twenties, we need to keep our skin hydrated, and watch for breakouts due to hormonal fluctuations. 

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The Top Products I Recommend

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I had the pleasure of working with a personal client yesterday, and she asked me to compile a list of my top beauty favorites and recommendations to her.  She was a striking woman in her early 40’s, with a stunning smile, and medium skin.  After I made my list of recommendations for her, I realized how universal it was.  This list is truly compiled of some of my all time favorite products that I use in my professional makeup kit, and my personal kit as well.  You can easily tailor some of the recommendations to your skintone,and skin type.  Enjoy!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Products

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Breast Cancer Awareness month is a very personal cause that is close to my heart, and effecting someone who is incredibly close to me.  This month is a daily reminder to me of her struggles.

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The Best Body Washes For Your Shower

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If you haven’t heard, California is having a heat wave.  Sitting here in my non-air conditioned apartment is like sitting in a sauna. Needless to say, I am not a happy camper. At all.  On sweltering days such as this one, I tend to take alot of cold showers.

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Philosophy Classic Fudge Cake 3 in 1 Shower Gel

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“next time you experience a chocolate craving, head to your shower. the smell of an ooey gooey fudge cake is too decadent for words! you'll want to take your sweet time when lathering with this shower gel because it's just that good! “

I bought this product based on the above description; can you blame me!?  Not only am I a chocaholic, but I am a long time fan of Philosophy and their company.  Their products are outstanding, and I am a sucker for the packaging and sayings on every bottle.  If you are my friend, it is most likely you have been gifted something from Philosophy by me.   

So, I was thrilled to bits to discover a new addition to my product collection with their Classic Fudge Cake 3 in 1 Shower Gel.  Originally I purchased this to use as a shower gel, but just the other day I found out an amazing alternative use!  While in the shower, I realized I ran out of my shaving cream (the horror), and decided to use this gel as a back up.  Oh.

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The Bride by Philosophy

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Philosophy ‘here Comes The Bride’ Set

I am going to one of my dearest and oldest friend Stephanie’s wedding today!  So, in honor of the beautiful bride, I thought I would do a quick post on a great wedding gift idea.

Philosophy is always the brand I turn to when I want something cute, and endearing.  They have special gift boxes for every occasion, and the sentiments on the box are always, well….special.

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