Once in awhile, a product comes along that's so undeniably beautiful, there's nothing you can do but pine and yearn for it until it becomes yours. In the case of Balenciaga Florabotanica Eau de Parfum and Balenciaga Rosabotanica Eau de Parfum, this feeling became twofold.
In the late 80s, I had a small obsession with very tactile clothing. This was the era of Madonna, of John Hughes, of puffy paint, of crazy neons, of ice cream rolling your socks, of layer upon layer. It was also the era of clothing that incorporated prints with textures, as is the case with the ballet dancer sweatshirt I'm wearing here.
You know what's super fun? A huge, unprecedented eruption on your face. Especially when you're on a belated birthday trip to Las Vegas with your brother and it comes out during your first day there. (Yes, this just happened to me a few weeks ago.) This was seriously a case for the big guns ... so I ran instantly to the Sephora across the street from my hotel and purchased the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Porcelain.
So, I travel. A lot. Just within the past month and a half, I've visited the following cities: Boston, MA; Bloomington, IN; Denton, TX; Las Vegas, NV and Cleveland, OH. AND I have a trip to Los Angeles (yes, another one) coming up at the end of the month. Yes, I know this makes me sound like a total vagabond. No, I can't sit still for long. Yes, I have some very specific travel-friendly beauty essentials (XX of them, to be exact). Check out what I can't live without every time I jump in my car or hop on a plane.