Papier d’Armenie, or Paper of Armenia, has been used to deodorize homes for hundreds of years. Benzoin resin gives off a pleasant scent that quickly and naturally purifies the air of cooking smells, the family pet, or the aftermath of a burrito. Like incense, Papier d’Armenie is lit and then quickly blown out, allowing the paper to burn slowly. And each sheet can be used three times. Not only is this a great hostess gift (add the terracotta holder to sweeten the deal), but it also leaves you enough money to get a book of your own.
We can’t wait to see “Eat Pray Love” tonight, but in the meantime, Dogeared is keeping us occupied. The jewelry company has a line of delicate trinkets and jewels in honor of the film. We’re particularly taken with this purple macrame bracelet. The bright purple color mixes up standard metal chain bracelets. Wear it alone, with your watch, or with a bunch of bangle bracelets. We couldn’t agree with the message more: “I deserve something beautiful.” That’s right.
When all you need is enough purse to hold some cash and lip gloss, leave your duffel bag-sized tote behind and pick up a pochette. (It’s like a clutch, but even tinier and, thus, more adorable.) Pochettes are our go-to toters for a night out, and this Marc by Marc Jacobs checkered one is our new favorite. You really can’t beat the classic color combo and the relative lack of logo-ing.
Though few attempt to find it, there is, in fact, a delicate balance between a simple pendant and a statement necklace. This Lee Angel multi-strand necklace with its medium weight baubles and general feeling of pretty lightness hits it on the nose. You can wear it dressy or casual and it will never look too diminutive or too aggressive.
Sometimes, a lip stain just isn’t enough. This trio from Bare Escentuals contains a lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss all in one package. So you can play around with different combinations depending on the look you want. Wear just the lipstick or gloss for an office-appropriate look, and then get a shiny, pigmented pout with all three for a night out on the town. We recommend this mauve color, which matches a variety of skin tones really well. And yes, lip liner is back!
Why do we love wrap dresses? Let us count the ways: 1) they’re expandable and contractible, meaning they work during bloated times and thin days; 2) they always flatter our cleavage region; and 3) more often than not, they’re actually comfortable. Why do we love this wrap dress in particular? Because it features our three favorite wrap dress elements and comes in a great length, cool print and classic colors. What’s not to like?