Product Reviews: LUSH Sleepy Lotion and Serendipity Soap



My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of two products from LUSH: Sleepy Hand and Body Lotion and Serendipity Soap.

You can read it here.


Passing Fancies ~ December 2016

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Reading: For something light, the 1930s mystery novel Death on the Cherwell by Mavis Doriel Hay

Video: We finished watching “The Crown” but haven’t moved on to anything else yet.

Audio: I’m listening to lots of Cocteau Twins albums I haven’t played in ages.

Drink: Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee. Also, plotting some hot mulled wine for an upcoming gathering.

Eats & Treats: Rose- and lavender-infused chocolates from Shane’s Confectionary.

Garb: A black down-filled coat. Now I look just like every other woman in NYC, but now I also understand why they’ve all been wearing these puffy coats for the past decade. It’s a game-changer. I didn’t realize how cold I really was until now.

Beauty Products: Lots of CeraVe and Aquaphor for dry, chapped skin. Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Tulip and Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Achiote to cheer up my face on cloudy winter days.

Pleasure: A recent weekend escape to Philadelphia with Mr. TC

Worry: Will I ever finish writing my Christmas cards?

Stray Thought: Yes, recent events on the world stage and national politics have been horrible, but 2016 was a good year in other ways.

Images: Kate Greenaway, Almanack for 1891, via New York Public Library Digital Collections. 


Covet: Scented Flower Tattoos


I don’t have any tattoos, and I don’t think I ever will. Why not? Many reasons…

But look at these temporary tattoos! They’re based on the botanical illustrations of Vincent Jeannerot, and they’re FRAGRANCED with a scent created by Agilex Fragrances — a blend of fuschia, poppy, ylang ylang, and poplar wood. They’re supposed to last on the skin for 2 to 4 days before wearing away. I think one of these peonies or hydrangea clusters would be a lovely reminder of spring in the depths of winter, even if it were worn secretly under a cozy sweater.

Set of 8 for $18 at Tattly.