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LaVanila Pure Vanilla roller ball review

lavanilla vanilla roller bal review

Pictured: c/o LaVanila Pure Vanilla roller ball

LaVanila has quickly become one of my favorite fragrance lines. As a vanilla junkie, I love anything with vanilla in it. Of course, LaVanila is my favorite way to wear vanilla since their fragrances are made from natural ingredients.

This year, I tried LaVanila’s Vanilla Coconut and Vanilla Grapefruit, and fell in love with both of them. Surprisingly, I had not tried LaVanila’s Pure Vanilla yet. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to test out the LaVanila Pure Vanilla roller ball; especially since I have never tried a roller ball fragrance before!

LaVanila Pure Vanilla roller ball is a great way to wear vanilla. In addition to offering a rich, fresh, and long lasting vanilla fragrance experience, the roller ball makes the application easy, and mess-free. Love that!

The roller ball will also come in handy for air travel since it meets TSA requirements for size. It also fits nicely in a handbag, or desk drawer for keeping at the office.

The LaVanila Pure Vanilla roller ball combines fragrance notes of Madagascar Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Freesia, and Heliotrope. The overall fragrance experience is warm and cozy; perfect for moderate to cool weather. Pure Vanilla by LaVanila offers a medium scent, so it is easy to wear in tight quarters such as the theater, or office.

The LaVanila Pure Vanilla roller ball can be found online here.

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LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit EDP review

lavanilla vanilla grapefruit edp reviewPictured: c/o LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit eau de parfum

One of my favorite fragrance notes is vanilla. So, when I first heard of LaVanila fragrances, I immediately purchased and reviewed their beautiful Vanilla Coconut fragrance for summer. After falling in love with Vanilla Coconut, I was hooked on the entire collection and had to try LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit!

Vanilla Grapefruit is my second fragrance from the LaVanila collection. It has a beautiful fruity gourmand scent which is both refreshingly crisp, and warm. Love that!

LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit eau de parfum offers a fruity gourmand combination of fragrance notes including Pink Grapefruit, Lime, Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, and Madagascar Vanilla.

This beautiful fragrance offers a warm base of Madagascar Vanilla which offers complex fruit layers on an unique blend of pure essential oils. LaVanila is one of the world’s first healthy fragrances; infusing natural technology from organic sugar cane alcohol; and skin-saving botanicals and antioxidants for a modern twist on the classic art of perfumery. Love!

I love the idea of natural perfume. Not only is the scent pure, real, and not from a lab, it does not leave potentially harmful chemicals on your skin which could be absorbed into your system.

LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit edp is long lasting. The fragrance started off with a fruity zing laced in vanilla. As the day wore on, the vanilla lay softly in the background as different fruit notes cycled through detection. At the end of the day, there was a slight fruit scent laced in a woody vanilla base. Perfect fragrance experience for any weather; warm or cold. Love that!

LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit edp rates five out of five stars!

LaVanila has a wide range of fragrance products which carry it’s fragrances; complimenting the eau de parfum collection. The collection includes deodorant, roller balls, and body butter.

LaVanilla’s Vanilla Grapefruit edp can be found online here. To read my review of LaVanilla’s Vanilla Coconut eau de parfum, please click here.

Nubar 24K nail lacquer review

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Pictured: Nail Polish: Nubar “24K” nail lacquer c/o Malan Breton at New York Fashion Week

When I attended the Malan Breton spring/summer 2015 fashion show at New York Fashion Week, the designer gave out swag bags filled with goodies compliments of the Taiwan Government. One of those goodies was three bottles of nail polish from Nubar in traditional Chinese colors. The colors also complimented Malan Breton’s runway collection which you can view here. I had never heard of Nubar nail polish before, so I was excited to see it was both natural and vegan. As soon as I received Nubar’s nail polish, I took off my nail polish and painted my nails with this beautiful gold nail polish by Nubar; 24K. 

24K nail lacquer by Nubar is a rich gold nail polish which is eye catching and transcends seasons. The gold hue is a neutral metallic which plays well with any color palette and can easily be worn with silver or white metal jewelry. Love that! Nubar 24K  nail lacquer was also very strong. The nail polish stayed on my fingers for eight days without chipping. Love that!

I am excited to have been introduced to Nubar nail lacquer. The nail polish does not have a strong scent and applies evenly. It stays on for a week without chipping and is made from all-natural products. Plus, it is cruelty-free and vegan! Who could ask for more?

To learn more about Nubar nail lacquer, please visit