Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What's on my Perfume Tray?


 How many bottles of perfume are too many bottles of perfume? The other day The Husband pointed out that my collection is getting a little bit out of hand (apart from this tray of current favorites, he sniffed out the rest of my not-so-secret stash from a not-so-secret cupboard..) So is there such a thing? For me, NEVER!


Currently, these perfumes from Jo Malone, Diptyque and Byredo have been on high rotation. It may sound silly, but each of these makes me feel a different way. Maybe it's because of the memory it evokes and how I felt at the time when I used it often, I'm not sure.


Before we went on our trip to Europe, I was thinking about which perfume to take with me. It may sound like an absurd thing to actually spend time thinking about, but I knew that I'd remember our trip every time I used that perfume again in the future; just like I think about my wedding and the days we spent in South Africa when I smell Diptyque's Do Son, or our trip to Paris when I smell Jo Malone's Osmanthus Blossom, or my mom when I smell Estee Lauder's Pleasures.


So, I went to my favorite beauty and fragrance store here in Taipei, 10/10 Apothecary, to sniff around their Diptyque and Byredo collections. I knew I'd find something perfect from these collections, as I already adore Florabellio and Do Son from Diptyque and Blanche from Byredo. And I did! The shop assistant suggested I try Gypsy Water and I fell in love with it! I used it every day while we were traveling, and I know that for years to come, this fragrance will evoke my Summer in Europe memories. 

Diptyque collection at 10/10 Apothecary in Taipei

So yes, I might have quite a few bottles of perfume, but they each represent a place, a person and even a certain feeling. 


Do you remember specific places or people when you get a whiff of a certain fragrance? Or is it just me?

Friday, August 28, 2015

A Dash of Detail

After traveling in Europe for three weeks I'm back in Taipei, rested and ready to get back in the swing of things. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that we had a jam-packed Eurotrip, and if you were wondering if I'd be writing about our travels, the answer is YES, of course! And it will be up on the blog, soon.

Today I wanted to share with you a cute outfit idea I had for Autumn, which is slowly but surely creeping up on us. (Although here in Taiwan we'll probably just go straight from a very humid Summer to a cool Winter some time around November).

I've been absolutely obsessed with these lace-up flats, and I've been having a lot of fun creating different outfits to wear it with. I saw these pretty black shorts on SheIn, and fell in love with the lacy detail. For this look I just added an oversized sweater, my beloved Daniel Wellington watch, and voila! Let me know what you think.




Shorts: SheIn (here) Psst... they are only $11.40

Shoes: Topshop (here)

Watch: Daniel Wellington (here)

Sweater: Zara (here)

Who else is excited for the cooler months to come?

Monday, July 20, 2015

New In: Sudio Sweden KLANG Earphones


Stylish and minimal; my kinda product! But what else can you expect from a Swedish brand? For a while now I've been on the hunt for some new earphones and was drawn to these at first because, quite honestly, they looked good in pictures I saw on Sudio Sweden's Instagram account. (I'm not gonna lie, as an avid Instagrammer, I do consider a products photogenic qualities before purchasing.)



I chose the Sudio KLANG earphones in white (they also come in black, orange and brown) and they were shipped all the way from Sweden to my doorstep in Taiwan. (They offer free international shipping!). I was very pleased to find that, not only does the earphones look great, the sounds quality is fantastic and it drowns out other noises very well.

The earphones come with a very handy leather pouch, which I like, because my earphones usually just get thrown in my bag and will be a disgusting off white yellowish shade after just a few days. Also, you get four extra sizes of sleeves to make sure you get the perfect fit, especially perfect for runners who find that their earphones keep slipping out. Another extra you get is a little clip for the cord to attach to your shirt. Very useful!


Attached to the cord is a 3-button remote to control the volume or to pause music and answer calls. I tried the earphones on my iPhones 6Plus and iPod and it worked perfectly. I'm so impressed with these earphones and I would definitely recommend them to friends looking for a new pair of quality, affordable (only $60!) and sleek earphones.

So what do you think of the Sudio KLANG earphones? Which color would you get them in?  If you're interested in getting a pair of your own, use my special promo code LIESL15 at checkout to receive 15% off your order!


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