Monday, August 20, 2012

more like hollywouldn't [updated]

new zealand can actually make some pretty entertaining commercials and most of them are so hilarious because they pretty much just poke fun of themselves, which i actually really enjoy. even better, they're all about inside jokes because, frankly, who else understands kiwis other than kiwis?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

tropical scents

/ tropical scents and some freshly picked daphne /
miss marisa ~ tropical ~ picked for the name, of course, but it smells like leaves, sunshine and the beach
wylde ivy ~ simple love ~ this was my wedding scent and since we were going to a wedding it seemed appropriate
wylde ivy ~ she sells sea shells ~ my official scent of our rarotonga vacation, i wore it every day it smelled so coconutty and delicious

/ the flower-covered stream running in front of our bungalow /
if i were to mix my own rarotonga scent it would be pawpaw, coconut, banana and smoldering banana leaves with a hint of salty seaweed and frangipani. this is mostly based on our last meal in raro where we were invited to have dinner with the family who ran the bungalows where we were staying. it was absolutely delicious and the best meal we had the whole trip! we had chicken and lamb prepared in an umu (earth oven), local spinach (baby taro leaves) in coconut milk, ika mata (raw fish salad with coconut), pawpaw with a curry (and probably coconut too) sauce, local potato salad and a banana on the side. we also got to try a bite of a juicy seaweed one of the ladies was bringing home with her.

stay tuned, i'll be posting more about raro soon!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

man stuff

/ felt mouse by joey roth /
this week's scents were inspired by my lovely hubby. when he came home from a weekend away with the boys, he was wearing some cologne from a friend and it was sooo not him. i am used to him wearing his spicy bpal 'satyr', the heavy and dark scent suits his strong personality and musk.

/ manspired scents /
starring fragrances ~ the action film
love potion perfume ~ woodland man
wylde ivy ~ tough guy
love potion perfume ~ elementary for men

i enjoyed 'man nip' as much as the last time i tried it, but 'the action film' wasn't really me. 'woodland man', 'tough guy' and 'elementary for men' were all very enjoyable but a bit more manly than what i usually wear so i've passed them on to reuben to use.