Thursday, April 9, 2015

ScentBird Perfume Subscription Review - and Balenciaga Florabotanica Bottle inspired nail art!



ScentBird Review Balenciaga Florabotanica Inspired nail art China Glaze White on White Twinkled T nail vinyls


ScentBird Review Balenciaga Florabotanica Inspired nail art
Hi Everyone!

Today I have something to share a little different than my usual nail posts (but I did incorporate a mani of course lol).  Something else that I truly love is perfumes!  I am one that my mood is very much influenced by scent and vice versa.  I have a medium sized perfume collection ranging from the inexpensive scented oil to pricey scents from Tom Ford.  Unlike polish, I have a hard time buying more new full-sized bottle of perfume because what’s the point when I already have many and I always like to switch it up?  And I seem to have pretty expensive perfume taste right now haha!  So lately, I’ve been indulging my want for new scents by getting lots of sample vials with beauty purchases and even buying mixed lots of them on ebay.  What’s a girl to do when you always want a new scent to try out!  When I was contacted by ScentBird to sample an intro box to their perfume sub box, I was like hells yeah I want to try it lol  Here are some quick details before I get into my review of my experience.

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Scentbird is the modern woman’s way to smell amazing but spend smart. Just $14.95 a month gets you a 30-day supply of the luxury perfume of your choice right to your door. Choose from 350+ top Designer scents.  The perfume you select comes in a sleek purse spray that's fun to show off and easy to carry. Every month you just swap out the old scent and swap in the new.

Scentbird was born out of the frustration with the “perfume graveyard”-  all those scents you once loved but got tired of wearing, all those scents you got as presents and never really loved, all gathering dust on your dresser.  “60% of women who wear perfume switch between multiple fragrances.  In fact, the #1 reason women buy perfume is to get something new or different,” says Mariya Nurislamova, Scentbird’s CEO.  “Sticking to one scent feels stifling and outdated. However, perfume bottles are
expensive, impractical for travel and last forever.”  Source: ScentBird

HOW DOES SCENTBIRD WORK?!

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  • Go to www.scentbird.com and answer a few quick questions. Scentbird gets to know your scent preferences in minutes.
  • Proprietary recommender suggests a personalized list of scents to try.
  • You can also search by brand or scent type, or keep it simple and receive the monthly featured perfume.
 Select
  • Create your “perfume calendar” (think Netflix queue) and choose the scent you want each month.
  • Change every month or keep a favorite.
  • Manage your queue to edit the order or add new fragrances (New Designer and Niche scents are added monthly).
 Enjoy!
  • $14.95 gets you a monthly purse spray.  Complimentary perfume case with your first order.
  • Drop purse spray into the case, twist and it’s ready to go.  Travel friendly and fun to show off.  Every month, swap out the old purse spray and swap in the new.
  • Shipping is free and you can cancel anytime. 
  • 100% real perfume decanted into vials.
ScentBird Review Balenciaga Florabotanica Inspired nail art
The ScentBird perfume selection quiz, perfume recommendations, description of each scent, pricing


 Want to read more?  Click below!


After I went through the quiz steps, some perfumes were recommended to me and I have to say they were definitely perfumes I was interested in!  Although, I knew going in that I was going to choose Balenciaga Florabotanica haha.  I quickly received my package, maybe 4 days later.  It arrived in a sleek padded black bubble mailer, which I was pleased about because I receive so many boxes during the week and I’m always worried about breaking a nail, priorities!  Lol   

ScentBird Review Balenciaga Florabotanica Inspired nail art

Above is what came in my package, a perfume spray case with the ScentBird logo in a velvet little pouch.  It was pre-loaded with the scent vial which I definitely appreciated because all I had to do was cut open the mailer, pop-out the spray case, twist and try my scent.  It was instant gratification haha!  I also got 2 little cards, one showing how to use the spray case and replace the vial and the 2nd gave a little info about the current perfume of the month.

I’m just going to come out and say it, I think this sub box is a win!  For $15 you get a very very generous size of perfume, 8 ml to be exact.  8 ml is about the size of a rollerball, and according to ScentBird that’s enough to use twice per day for 30 days.  I don’t know about you, but I typically apply my perfume only once per day so each vial will last me quite a while!  I like the size of the spray case, small enough to throw in a purse but large enough to grip and not get lost in the abyss of a giant purse!  And even though a vial would last me a while, I will eventually use the whole thing.  Unlike a full size perfume bottle that will take me basically a century to finish since I have so many of them.

If you’re like me, you will try to get the most bang for your buck by choosing expensive perfumes that you probably wouldn’t buy a full size bottle of, haha Sometimes I’m a cheapskate lol  So I am absolutely recommending this sub box!



Along with my review I wanted to do a mani inspired by the perfume that I chose for my sample box, Balencia Florabotanica.  Isn’t the bottle so cool and unique?  Check out what I came up with!

ScentBird Review Balenciaga Florabotanica Inspired nail art


For the base on all nails I used China Glaze White on White.  On the ring and pinky I used straight line vinyl shields from Twinkled T with Sinful Colors Black on Black.

Christian Louboutin polish swatch

On the middle finger I used the inside portion of the Twinkled T vinyl shields to mask off an L shape.  The red is Christian Louboutin Rouge.

Julep Char polish swatch

The blue is Julep Char, I used the same technique with the inside portion of the Twinkle T vinyl nail shields.

ScentBird Review Balenciaga Florabotanica Inspired nail art

Here are some macros of each nail.  On the thumb I mimicked the bottle.  On the bottle the blue is on the right side but I liked how the red looked on the right better!  I hope you enjoyed my review!

(Some of these products were provided to me for review)


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2 comments:

  1. A really stunning design! I would never remove these! Well not for at least two days and that's something for me haha!

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    1. Thank you! I did wear these for 2 days haha how funny. For me that's a longggggg time!

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