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Why Are High-End Candles Like Diptyque & Jo Malone So Popular?

You can snag some pretty darn good smelling candles in the air freshener aisle at Walmart, so why do certain candles that approach or far surpass the $100 mark have such a frenzied following?

Diptyque and Jo Malone are the two most famous names in luxury candledom, and it’s not just because they hit some passing fragrant fad. Rather, these producers of quality-scented, hand-poured wax have a great tradition of adding beautiful smelling elements to their worlds: Diptyque has graced its home Paris with style and scent since the early 60s, while Jo Malone hails from England and has been handcrafting unique and natural fragrance combinations since childhood. Continue reading “Why Are High-End Candles Like Diptyque & Jo Malone So Popular?”

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Can You Straighten Your Hair with a Clothes Iron?

Today, we endeavor to answer one of those questions that, perhaps, should never have been asked: can one flat-iron one’s hair with a clothing iron? 

Some ask, why? We ask, why not?

Okay, I’d preface this by saying “don’t try this at home” or some similar cliche, but the likely story is that you won’t try it at home anyway. Your real straightener is at home. This desperate act would undoubtedly occur in a hotel room on vacation where your CHI has been carelessly left unattended to like poor little Kevin McAllister.

This act, although unnatural, can be performed on hair of a certain length. (That means long.) Here’s whatcha do: Continue reading “Can You Straighten Your Hair with a Clothes Iron?”

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Register For A Couples’ Night In!

So many of us register for our weddings with only our new lovenest in mind. But while that might be a delight for your tile backsplash, what’s in it for you?

My opinion: treat yo’self, and think about what’s really going to benefit the two of you as a couple and the experiences you’ll have together once the wedding bells have rung and gone. Continue reading “Register For A Couples’ Night In!”

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Eat, Drink & Be Classy: Vanderpump Housewares

Life isn’t all diamonds and Rosé… but it should be. At least, that’s how Lisa Vanderpump and I feel. Lisa’s resume isn’t limited to restauranteur and RHOBH unprecedented-slap recipient; she’s also a lovely interior decorator, as demonstrated by SUR, Pump and Villa Blanca.

I have a major girl-crush on Lisa, so when I found out she had a housewares line, I got giddier than Giggy in a new pair of bedazzled suspenders.

Lisa Vanderpump Housewares Review Bristol CandleI fell in love with the entire line, but a few distinct pieces really bewitched me: the Bristol candles (pictured right), with hammered aluminum, really had an elegant look.

I also really adored the Anastasia Tray (pictured below), which adds the perfect touch of bling to any setting: Continue reading “Eat, Drink & Be Classy: Vanderpump Housewares”

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10 Dorm Room Beauty & Style Essentials

It’s time to go off to school, and living in a dorm means a tight space. It also means one of the few times in your life where you get to style a space that’s truly your own. Make it fun, make it feminine, and revel in the time before you have to compromise your style with what someone else wants.

With that in mind, here are my top 10 dorm room style must-haves with a beauty bent, of course (after all, this IS Sassy Dove):

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