Monday Motivation… on Tuesday


One of my favorite beauty blogs, Temptalia, used to have this feature that I really liked: Monday Motivation. I wanted to do my own version, but as you may have noticed, I was so in need of Monday Motivation this week that I didn’t get around to posting this until Tuesday! So this Monday Tuesday, I’m sharing the products (perfume-wise and otherwise!) that are keeping me motivated this week. What’s getting you through the week? Please tell us in the comments!

Idole de Lubin EDT. If I wasn’t such a perfume floozy, this would be my signature scent. Now, do I need a backup? LuckyScent told me on Twitter that Idole EDT “is no more”, and a bottle is only $100 (with free shipping!) on Beauty Habit. Normally I can’t imagine needing a backup of a 75 ml perfume, but the lasting power is excruciatingly poor. 

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée in Getaway Red. The opportunity to wear a blush that smells like coconuts is a surprisingly effective motivational tool for getting out of bed in the morning.

Ineke Floral Curiosities Angel’s Trumpet. I’ve liked this lush, aquatic floral since the first time I tried it at Anthropologie. When the price recently dropped to $14, my resistance finally dropped along with it. Really great on those gross, sticky hot days.

Trader Joe’s Jasmine Green Tea. I hate jasmine in perfumes, but adore it in tea. What does that even mean? And isn’t the packaging hella Gatsby?