Have you heard of the new vintage inspired lingerie line Leda by Night? Based in the UK, and made to order, the collection features burlesque style vintage designs like side tie panties and pasties. Meg, the lovely lady behind the brand, was kind enough to offer to send me a pair of her super cute boudoir print satin side-tie briefs for me to review on the blog! Available in sizes XXS-XL, and made of the super shiny sweet satin in colors like seafoam green, black, pink and red, and a boudoir print. With black picot edging and satin ribbon ties on the side, to give you an adjustable fit. These are so cute and really well made! The quality is spot on, and they fit true to the size chart. I really like the feel of the super smooth satin material. So comfy yet gorgeous!
How cute is this print? It’s a boudoir style print, and it’s so unique and fun. Perfect for lingerie lovers! If you’re into solid colors, the other colors are so cute too. Really like the bright pink, paired with the contrasting black ribbon ties. So fun and playful! Great vintage appeal, and fun for boudoir styles photo shoots, lounging around, or even a burlesque show. Super cute sequin and fluffy nipple pasties are also available, as well as high waisted tie side panties that are so sexy and offer a cute teasing peek of hip! Check out the entire collection at Leda by Night on Etsy.
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I love candles, and have always included them as part of my home decor. I love the aesthetic they add, as well as the scent options and designs. One of the newest brands on my radar is Illuminati WaxWorks, which makes some of the best smelling candles I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Each candle is made to order, and handpoured by Matthew, the owner of the brand. The brand is based in Oakland California, so these babies come straight from the luscious Bay Area. They’re natural dye-free candles, that use a natural wick and are free from icky chemicals and add-ins. You’re getting a pure soy wax candle with beautiful fragrance oils that really emanate the entire room and fill you up completely each time you inhale. I love the beautiful logo and branding, which merges the art of Alchemy and ancient numerical design and geometric shapes. Each candle is available in a beautiful black 12 oz tumbler, or in a goldtone tin with a lid available in sizes 4 oz, 8 oz or travel size. The prices are extremely budget friendly for candles of this quality. I love knowing who makes my goods, and I love the ethically made option of buying handmade. Matthew has a great handle on his brand and market niche, and knows how to make his candles an entire experience for his customers. The candles come wrapped in a pretty black satin drawstring pouch.
The scents are amazing. So many gorgeous blends to try. His current collection includes Anais, Bois de Vanille, Cabernet, Laureate, Oceanus, Orangerie, Semperfirens and Wild Fennel. I love the names and the brilliant combination of scents to create each unique fragrance. For example, Bois de Vanille is a blend of vanilla, oak and bergamot. The scents are very clean and pure, and don’t have an artificial fragrance. The citrus smells fresh, the fennel smells wild and fragrant and the amber smells heady. I tried the candles in Anais, Wild Fennel, Oceanus and Semperfirens. They all smell so wonderful. I seriously can’t stop sniffing these. I hope to try more scents in the future to be able to sample the entire line of fragrances. I would also be interested if they added a solid perfume option in the future! They just added a Room and Linen Spray in these scents too, which I need. These scents are lovely and I can’t get enough.
It’s hard to choose a favorite, they’re so unique and original in their own way, but I was immediately smitten with the Anais fragrance. I was drawn to it because of the name, after one of my favorite writers since my teenager years. The scent description said it was a romantic scent that smelled of peony, cardamom, rose and amber. All scents I love, so I was sure this candle was going to be great, but I wasn’t prepared for how much I was going to love it. Anais is the most dreamy, most perfect candle fragrance I’ve ever smelled. I want one in every room of my home. I need to buy several backups of this scent. I wish this scent was a perfume, I would wear it every day. This is legit one of the best scents I’ve ever encountered when it comes to fragrances. It was love at first whiff. The first time I smelled it, I was wrapped in comfortable warmth, sensuality, and an enchanting and dreamy aroma that lifted me up and made me think of good memories of the past but also made me think of beautiful memories yet to happen. This candle scent is like a time machine for me, truly transformative. Matthew, please keep making this scent!
I love that many of these scents use natural aromas and herbs, I also love that there isn’t any artificial colors, and that they burn clean. I’m not drawn to overly sweet or artificial scents, so these were perfect. The scents are really very unisex and can be enjoyed by any gender, in any mood, at any time. I love the earthy tones, the floral notes, the bright citrus and woodsy hints. As a writer myself, these candles are going to get heavy rotation as I work on my novel, the fragrances evoke inspiration and relaxation which is both calming yet seductive. If you love candles, you have to try this brand. I can’t recommend Illuminati Waxworks enough.
Set the mood for a gorgeous glamorous boudoir. Whether you’re lounging around at home watching Netflix, ready to take a relaxing bath, or are getting ready for a night out on the town or a steamy date night in. Setting the mood matters! Pampering yourself in plush luxuries that set the ultimate vintage inspired mood, dahhhhling!
Introducing Elleni the Label. A brand new fashion brand out of Australia. The brand has a dollhouse fairytale aesthetic that is unique and pretty. It merges whimsical shapes and cutesy illustrative designs. Really interesting silhouettes. The brand looks like it’s come from the pages of a storybook. Many of the pieces could be worn with lingerie, or as outerwear and street fashion. It’s first lookbook features models wearing doll-esque makeup to complete the look. What do you think of this brand?