Manicure Monday: Blushing

Victoria's Secret's "Backstage"

Victoria’s Secret’s “Backstage”

Sarah here! For today’s manicure monday post I wanted something soft and romantic. This color, Backstage, is from Victoria’s Secret. Unfortunately, they no longer carry their line of nail polish. It’s sad because they had some really great colors! I’m seriously loving this one right now!

L’Occitane “Roses et Reines” Review

L'Occitane

L’Occitane Roses et Reines Products

For a long time I was on the hunt for the perfect rose scent. There’s just something so romantic and timeless about roses that inspired me to make them my signature scent. Most rose fragrances I tested were too fake smelling or overpowering, but then a friend recommended I try L’Occitane’s rose products. The L’Occitane stores are so quaint and all of their products are extremely high quality. I fell in love with their Roses et Reines scent as soon as I tried it! It is a lush rose scented fragrance that lingers on the skin without being overpowering. I bought all of the Rose et Reines products they had and have been wearing it ever since! L’Occitane has many lovely fragrances and I would highly recommend shopping there for your next signature fragrance. Check out their products here!

XO Sarah

#OOTD

Today was chilly, but The Babes stayed stylish!

Emily's OOTD

Emily’s OOTD

Chambray Shirt (The Limited), Sky-High Jeggings (American Eagle), Boots (Vince Camuto), Scarf (Gifted)

Sarah's OOTD

Sarah’s OOTD

Pink Top (The Limited), Sky-High Jeggings (American Eagle), Cheetah Print Flats (Target), Charm Bracelet

Harvey Prince: Petaly Noir

Today The Babes have the pleasure of reviewing a new fragrance from Harvey Prince. See what Sarah & Emily have to say about Petaly Noir below and enter to win your own bottle on the Bad Beauty Babes Facebook page!

Harvey Prince Petaly Noir

How pretty is this bottle??

Emily: Petaly Noir is just as sweet and mysterious as it sounds. I have been in the market for a new perfume and I usually go for a fresh scent like Ralph by Ralph Lauren, but Petaly Noir fits my current style perfectly. It’s dark and sexy, but the floral tones bring out a sweetness that’s irresistible. Also, the bottle is super pretty! I loved the packaging and the jewel-like cap. I have loved all of the Harvey Prince perfume samples I’ve received in my monthly Birchbox, and I plan on wearing Petaly Noir for a long time to come!

Sarah: This perfume arrived in lovely packaging and has a delicate, feminine bottle that would look beautiful in anyone’s fragrance collection. When first applied to the skin it has a warm floral, vanilla scent that later devolves into more full-bodied notes of jasmine and orchid (two of my favorite floral scents). What I really love about Petaly Noir is how long-lasting it is. The first time I wore it I sprayed it on around 10am and it lingered nicely for about 12 hours. I love this perfume and I would highly recommend it to someone in the market for a very feminine scent.

You can purchase you own bottle of Petaly Noir here!

This item was sent to us free of charge by Harvey Prince for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.

Wearing Black in Winter

I started noticing a trend in my buying habits when I used to work at a store where the only clothes you could wear from other stores had to be black. I was on a tight budget so I didn’t like buying clothes that I couldn’t wear to work. Since then, I’ve worked at 2 stores where your clothes have to be all black. My wardrobe now consists of mainly blacks, grays, and other neutrals. I love to wear color, but black always looks good no matter how dressy or casual you make it. I wear black all year round. Today, I put together a couple of outfits to showcase some of the best black pieces in my wardrobe!

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Urban Outfitters Romper, Xhilaration Sparkle Moon & Star Tights, Victoria’s Secret Simply Victoria Strappy Bra, Vince Camuto Boots, Forever 21 Necklace

I bought this romper from Urban Outfitters without even realizing that it was a romper. I was in a hurry and they had 50% off sale and I didn’t feel like trying anything on that day. When I tried it on at home I was very confused by the leg holes until I realized that I just bought the most comfortable item of clothing that I will ever own. I love how the low back can show off your favorite strappy bra. The material is so soft and comfy, but looks great when going out! I have been loving paring it with my sparkly tights and favorite boots!

PINK Cage Pushup Bralette, Old Navy T-Shirt, Nordstrom Leggings, Vince Camuto Boots

I have had this t-shirt for a few years and I knew I had to buy it the moment I saw it. When I got it, I bought it 2 sizes too big so that I could wear it as more of an off the shoulder t-shirt like I’m doing here. It shows off my cage bralette and goes great with jeans or leggings when I’m going to class. It has developed some small holes on the front so I have been tying it in a knot or wearing it tucked into some high waisted jeans. These leggings were a gift; I feel like I wear them every other day. The fit is amazing and they’re thick so they feel like actual pants. They have cool details like seams going down the back and at the knees, as well as elastic panels on the hips.

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TJ Maxx Pom-Pom Top, Xhilaration Skater Skirt, Urban Outfitters Cut-Out Wedges

This is an outfit I wear to work sometimes minus the heels. I found this crop top at TJ Maxx for only $7 and it has adorable tiny pom-poms around the neckline, sleeves, and hem. I will buy almost anything if it has pom-poms on it. A black skater skirt is an essential basic. It’s flirty, but not too sexy for work when I wear it with tights. I can pair this black skirt with almost any other top or sweater in my wardrobe and it goes with everything!

Styling an all black wardrobe is something you can do year-round. I like throwing in pops of color with my lipstick, shoes, jewelry, or a fun cardigan or blazer. How do you rock an all black outfit?? The Babes want to know!