Review: NEST Fragrances

Hello friends!! Back again!!

So if you’re from the US, you remember that every year there is this one-day event called Black Friday….and if you’re from outside the US maybe you remember it’s horror stories, I am shrugging to myself because I don’t really know what non-Americans think of our consumerism-based holiday haha. So why am I writing about something that happened in late November??? Five months ago??? (It’s crazy how it’s already the end of March by the way).

I’m pretty sure you can already tell why I’m writing about this, but why am I writing it so late, you ask? Dearest reader, it’s because I didn’t want to give you a review of something I hadn’t spent a lot of time with. I have spent a lot of times with these fragrances. They are cute little rollerballs perfect to carry around in your handbag (or pocket, y’know, if you’re a girl blessed with actual pockets and that’s just something you choose to carry).

Verde – this actually reminds me a lot of one of the Ted Baker fragrances that I wrote about last year! It was either Mia or Ella — the black one bottle one! It feels a little forest-y now that I think about it; it’s quite a “mature” scent, it isn’t really fresh or light but definitely stronger. Maybe a little stronger than the Ted Baker fragrance but it could be due to the fact that it’s a rollerball fragrance in a 0.2 fl oz bottle so it is very compacted.

Dahlia & Vines – I actually really like this scent, it’s very fresh and light (quite the opposite of our friend above us haha). It feels summer-y and sweet and all things nice, like if I had to give it a physical attribution it would be pink lemonade if that makes sense. It doesn’t smell like pink lemonade but I was thinking of what color I would give it and I just think of pink lemonade….does anyone else have trouble describing scents?? As you can see, I do…

Indigo – this literally smells like a bath bomb. It smells like the lush store…and a little more lavender.. I think. It also kind of smells like grape Flavor-Ice. If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically the long plastic of ice that people eat in the summer. Sometimes they would provide it in elementary and middle school?? I once got it in college at a fair simply for being a commuter?? LOL. I would smell this to relive the days of childhood innocence but probably not as a perfume..

That’s really all I have to say about that, maybe I’ll get better at describing scents eventually! The size is really convenient and such a great value for only $10 worth (thank you Black Friday!!!) I will see you guys in my next blog post, happy April!! 🙂

Hannah
1 April 2016

 

Ted Baker Fragrances | Mia & Ella

Hi internet friends!

Today I’m here to tell you about a new set of perfume that I’ve purchased–as you can tell by the title, it’s from one of my favorite high-end brands called Ted Baker. Ted Baker is a London-based designer that specializes in clothing and handbags. My family has wallets, handbags, clothes, and now perfume from Ted Baker! (But don’t worry it’s not a lot, we just know how to pounce on deals and deductions haha).

TB Mia & Ella Box 1 TB Mia & Ella Box 2I think this is partly a graduation gift / early birthday gift? I’m not quite sure but my parents let me buy it from the Ted Baker section in Bloomingdale’s haha. There were four perfumes at the counter–a purple (Cate), light pink (Mia) , hot pink (Sally), and black (Ella). After going through all of them, I fell in looove with Mia and Ella and Bloomingdale’s just happened to have a duo box for the two, which also happened to be the last box in stock! I bought the fragrances from Bloomingdale’s for $40 which I thought to be a good deal for fragrances, especially with such a high-end name. The rollerballs from Sephora range from $20 to $30 so this felt good in my mind haha.

TB MiaOn to the actual scents, Mia (light pink) feels as if it has a more sweet or floral scent and I’ve been using it daily as my everyday fragrance. It has a very daytime feel, which is probably why it has the lightest bottle? It also sliiightly reminds me of a more high-end version of Twinkle from P.S. from Aeropostale (don’t judge I bought it when I was in about the 7th grade!) because it’s so sweet but it definitely has a strong scent.

TB EllaElla definitely reflects it’s packaging (whoever designed this exact packaging was a genius by the way. the bottles are beautiful!). It feels more sultry but I think it still feels very sweet if that makes sense (haha like scents..get it?). Describing scents are very hard I’m sorry if I’m not doing a great job!

I think both of these perfumes are a good choice if you’re someone who’s transitioning from “younger” scents to “older” scents if that makes sense? For example, I was talking about Twinkle which obviously would be a fragrance for a younger person because it’s light and not too strong. On the other side of that spectrum, I also own Burberry Brit which would classify as a more adult perfume and definitely more potent than Twinkle. Mia and Ella are both good inbetweens of those two different classifications.

Obviously we’re all drawn to different types of fragrances and every person has their own preferences but if you’re looking to try out a new perfume, I would definitely recommend either Mia or Ella. I know that if you live in the UK, you could probably get either of them at Boots for £15 because I found it on the Boots website when I was looking for the names of the other fragrances? Unfortunately you won’t be able to find the duos there, but if you live in the US, you could probably find this in any high end department store near you like Bloomingdale’s or Saks Fifth Avenue or maybe Lord & Taylor.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post and try your hand at one of these fragrances! I know I’ll definitely be using these often! See you all in my next post next week. 🙂

Hannah
July 31 2015