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Fall Candle Haul

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Autumn (new favorite) // Pumpkin Pecan Waffle (*ceramic container.* Seriously I could eat this candle) // Pumpkin Caramel Latte (an old favorite) // Warm Caramel Cider // Flannel.

....it's that time of the year when all things Autumn/Fall seems to be everywhere!!! Autumn is by far my most favorite season and the yummy scents it brings is no exception. Bath and Body Works is my weakness when it comes to candles. They have some amazing scents which have fast become my favorites. I stock up on candles every time B&BW have their 2/22 sale. I love my Jo Malone scents, however I religiously buy 90% of my candles from Bath and Body Works. Not only do they have the best deals, they always give out coupons for various items and who doesn't love saving!? 
I especially love their fall candles and home accessories. Recently I purchased some of my favorites and new favorites during their sale (I picked up two of each shown). I have quickly fallen in love with the Atumn scent which I burn constantly. A great tip  I found out recently is that if you buy more than one candle at regular price and they have their 2/$22 dollars sale a few days later, you can bring your receipt back to your local store for a price adjustment within 7-14 days (depending on your location) of initial purchase for a refund or store credit. For all you candle hoarders like my self they are currently having their 2/$22 sale going on over the weekend so I would suggest stocking up!
Hope you guys are having a fabulous beginning of Autumn.
Thanks for stopping by
Rhondine

Bath Essentials Courtesy of Laura Mercier

Thursday, September 04, 2014




...long baths are probably my favorite thing to do when I'm home and since moving into the new place that's all I've been doing. It relaxes me and literally puts me in a good mood. Thankfully my new apartment has a soaker tube detached from the shower which makes taking a bath easier and less cramped in my opinion. I've been a fan of Laura Mercier's bath products for a while and this bath set is no exception. Purchased separately, the range offers a body scrub and a honey bath amongst other products. Both products leave my skin oh so soft and smelling divine! I picked up the Ambre Vanille scent after using the body lotion in the same scent and loving it. It's a warm, sweet scent with hints of vanilla and caramel. Just writing that sentence made my mouth water, seriously! I previously had the body scrub in Almond Coconut Milk but prefer the Amber Vanille scrub because the sediments are less chunky and is much easier to work into the skin. I love the honey comb wand that the honey bath comes with. It's very useful in creating a very bubbly bath. Sweet Almond, amber, vanilla beans, coconut and brown sugar are just some of the yummy ingredients that make up the honey bath.  Day or night, I enjoy me time with these little luxuries.
If you enjoy taking baths as much as I do give the Laura Mercier's bath products a go. Your entire being will thank you.
Rhondine, xo.

August Favorites [ Tory Burch, Korres, Marc Jacobs & more...]

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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 B&BW Autmn Candel // Tory Burch Amanda Clutch // Chanel Rouge Coco Caractere //Marc Jacobs The Bronze Brush// Korres Apple Blossom Body Butter

... August was quite hectic for me as I moved into my new place at the beginning of the month and as one can imagine, it was no small feat. It took longer that I wanted, to get everything unpacked so my favorites for the Month of August were essentially items that were easily accessible to me and not packed away in boxes and/or purchases I made after the move. To feed your curiosity on each item, sit back, grab a snack & continue reading...

New in Hair Care: Bumble & bumble

Monday, September 01, 2014




...when I first heard the name "Bumble & bumble" never did I think to associate the name with a hair care brand. Honestly I thought of sushi at first #fatgirlproblems. Lol. Ever since discovering the Bb brand I've had my eyes on their "creme de coconut" line which had been receiving rave reviews. Whilst in Sephora, I came upon the Hairdresser's Invisible Oil line and decided to try the line out instead. What specifically caught my eye was the line's ingredients which is essential made up of a blend of 6 oils (grape seed, safflower seed, sweet almond, macadamia, argan, coconut oils) and two flower extracts. The entire line is said to strengthen one's hair to help prevent breakage, protect the hair from heat styling and tame those pesky frizz. The Bumble and bumble brand is known for its high price point which made me very leery when I saw the size of the products. However, I've been using the products once a week for the past month today and I have yet to reach half way on any of the products which surprised me. The line comprises of four products which includes a shampoo, conditioner, hair primer and liquid hair oil which I have been using as a hot air treatment. I have terribly dry hair and scalp and while my previous shampoo and conditioner helped with breakage and split ends, my hair was still dry. I have processed hair and naturally my hair is course and thick so I have to grease my scalp every time I washed it which was typically once a week. However after two days of washing and greasing my hair, it would look super dry and dull. Ever since using the entire invisible hair oil line, I can honestly say that my hair feels and looks hydrated and has a nice sheen to it that lasts for more than a week! The shampoo and conditioner leaves my hair soft and silky, while the hair primer has definitely helped with breakage. I'm seeing less hair fall out in my sink even more so than with my previous shampoo and conditioner. The hair oil is probably my favorite because ever since using it I use less hair oil to grease my scalp and it hydrates my hair for more than a week without having to re-apply any oil. It doesn't leave my hair flat or greasy, it just adds a healthy glow and sheen to my hair. I prefer to wash my hair weekly however I can get away with washing it by weekly since using these products. The products all have the same sweet scent which isn't too overbearing or smells medicated. The scents are reminiscent of being in a salon.

A little goes a very long way for all of the products mentioned especially the hair oil. One, the most, two pumps does the trick after working it into my hair and scalp. It can be used on both damp and dry hair. The hair primer gives a very fine mist which I love. I hate hair sprays with mists like rain drops. Lol. I use it on my damp hair before I blow dry it as it is meant to use before heat styling or blow drying one's hair.
My hair has been more manageable since using these products and after exactly a month I have to say I found some of my holy grail hair care products that works great with my processed hair. For more information on the products you can visit the Bumble and bumble site for demos on different hair textures. You can purchase the products in Sephora or online, on the Bb website and also at your local Bloomingdales.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and as always thanks for stopping by
Rhondine. 



...this is not a sponsored post. All the items mentioned where purchased with the author's own money. All opinion are that of the author.

Favorite Real Technique Brushes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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...unless you live under a rock, I'm sure you've either heard or have tried one of the brushes from the real techniques range. Today's post is all about my top three RT brushes and my thoughts on each. I've owned these brushes for almost a year now, and I have to say that they have held up wonderfully, even better than some of my higher end brushes. The great thing I love about  them is how great they are made and how inexpensive they are. Not only are they easy to clean for the most part, I have had no issues with shedding what so ever. I have to say they apply makeup almost just as good as my other higher end brushes and should be apart of anyone's makeup and beauty collection. They are indeed worth the hype. It took me a long time to actually jump on the RT train but I'm so glad I did...

Summer Must Haves - Daily Essentials

Saturday, July 19, 2014



...these days have been both sweltering and hectic for me. My life
lately has changed so much in the past month alone which I hope is for the better. I'll be moving in a months time and I have been slowly packing which has been a pain. Almost all of my makeup is packed away so I've been living out of what I have in my makeup bag. Today's post is short and sweet as I'll be making mention of 4 products that I have been re
aching for a lot lately while I have limited access to my makeup stash. Furthermore I can't see my self without them during these hot summer months.
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer - this has been the best product, foundation wise, in this Florida heat. It's light, gives ample coverage and doesn't make wearing makeup in the summer miserable. Tinted moisturizers n my book is the way to go during the summer. Who wants  their face to be melting away under tons of makeup?
  • Dior 5 Couleurs Quad in "Rosy Tan" - whenever I wear eyeshadow, this is the quad I reach for. It has a mix of basic neutral colors with a pop of pink simple enough for everyday wear.
  • Tom Ford's "Deep Mink" - my favorite nude lipstick, it never leaves my makeup bag...ever. You can never go wrong with a simple nude lipstick and this one is no exception. I love that I don't need to add a lip liner whenever I wear this.
  • Butter London's Nail Lacquer "Cuppa" - I try to keep a nail polish in my makeup bag with me at all times and this has been a regular. It's my second favorite nude after OPI's "Did You'ear about Van Gogh.

     What are your top staple items you can't be without this summer season?

Blogger Babble Vol. 2 | Moving On...

Friday, July 18, 2014

... packing for my anticipated move has been a pain in my rear end! You never know how much junk you have until you decide to move. I mean, do I really need all 15 bath and body works candle? Yes...yes I do actually. But you get my drift. August is my move in month and although I've been packing for weeks now I feel so overwhelmed as though I haven't gotten anywhere. This is my second big move, the first being, moving out of my mom's house and on my own. I didn't have much to move then, but now living on my own for the past couple years I've accumulated a lot of junk. Pretty, sparkly junk, but junk non the less. I'm still trying to decide if I should hire a moving company to actually move my things into the new place or do it on my own with the help of my brother and dad. Have you guys ever used a moving company? If so please share your experience and/or things I should look out for.
The most frightening part of this entire move is that I'll be living on my own. No fiance, no significant other, just me, my self and maybe my cats (I currently share custody of them with my mom with visitation rights, lol). The past 4 years has had it's ups and many downs and it's time to move on ( a mutual understanding/decision). I've been very depressed lately and have been dealing with bouts of anxiety on a daily basis, but my solace has been prayer, writing and spending time with my mom. Change to me personally is a big deal and I get paranoid and anxious about the unknown, but I have been learning daily that I just have to take one step at a time, one moment at a time. The past month has bitter sweet, but albeit scary I'm looking forward to being on my own and finding what/who makes me happy. 
Thank God for my mom, friends who have become family and the power of prayer.
Rhondine, xo.