Saturday, July 2, 2016

Embrace Your Beauty

This post was sponsored by Vera Wang Fragrances as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

For me fragrance is a very important part of my beauty ritual.  From scented lotions to perfumes I always have to put on something that smells beautiful before I leave my house.  I love fragrance so much that I have been known to spritz some on for a relaxing night in just to make myself feel beautiful and more luxurious.

When I first smelled the newest fragrance in the Vera Wang Embrace Collection, Marigold and Gardenia, I instantly knew that it was one of those fragrances that I could spritz on to feel more beautiful and confident.  I'm not typically drawn to floral scents, but this perfume has a light scent, with fruity notes that I love.  It is especially perfect as a summer scent because it has an airy and easy vibe to it.

This dreamy eau de toilette was inspired by celebrating the moments that are meant to be embraced.  I personally think that life's smaller moments are as important to cherish as the bigger ones.  There's nothing I love more than spending time getting ready with my girlfriends, sister, or Mom when we're heading somewhere.  It's so much fun to put on some music, have girl talk, and share different products.  These are the little moments, the intimate moments, that are so important to me.

One product that is always fun to share when getting ready is definitely perfume.  It's a great time to try on different scents to see what you like in a natural setting.  In my house my Mom and I are always trying each other's perfumes, which is so much fun because my scent collection is instantly doubled when I'm home!  Lately both of us have been wearing Vera Wang Embrace Collection Marigold and Gardenia on repeat because we cannot get enough of it!

I love pairing this perfume with a few other confidence boosters that I always have on hand.  Mascara, lipstick, statement earrings, and a beautiful fragrance are always sure to make me feel my most beautiful.  Vera Wang Embrace Collection Marigold and Gardenia has become a staple for me in my beauty routine along with Dior Diorshow Mascara, and NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.

For a maximum boost of confidence I also recommend layering your perfume with an unscented lotion to help its staying power.  I love taking a shower, putting on Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, and then spritzing Vera Wang Embrace on my pulse points.  The perfume will stick to the unscented lotion and the shower raises your body temperature giving the perfume a little boost.  With this trick you are sure to leave a light scent (and cloud of confidence!) behind wherever you go.

You can purchase Vera Wang Embrace Collection Marigold and Gardenia for yourself in-store and online at Kohl’s for only $29.99!  Also from now until July 12th you can enter for a chance to win one of ten fragrance kits from Vera Wang Fragrances worth $75.00. Enter below to win a Vera Wang Fragrances Kit in Marigold and Gardenia, Green Tea and Pear Blossom, Rose and Vanilla, or Periwinkle and Iris!

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  1. This sounds so good! And I love how minimalistic the packaging is too!

  2. I wish I could join the giveaway! Couldn't agree more with you, I love leaving the house with beautiful scent and indeed it makes me feel beautiful too.

    Oh Dear Bumblebees

  3. I have used Vera Wang princess for years and love it. I haven't branched out to check out her other fragrances before.

  4. I totally agree with you! I am always so conscious of how I smell. I have to have a beautiful perfume to put on before I leave the house!

  5. I wish I could enter the giveaway. The perfume smells so good!

  6. I love all of your photos in this post, they're all so chic and elegant!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style


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