Summer Beauty Must-Have: Benefit Cosmetics Bathina Silky & Seductive Body Oil Mist

Summer Skin and Beauty: Benefit Cosmetics Bathina Silky and Seductive Body Oil Mist review

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Benefit Cosmetics. It seems I am always tweeting about some new Benefit product I can't live without and constantly mention how in love I am with their Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Highlighter. The Benefit "They're Real!" Mascara and Fake Up Concealer have also become part of my daily makeup routine - can't live without them. 

So when I saw a brand new Bathina product while perusing the isles at Sephora, I was beyond excited and had to try it out. Since then, this silky, shimmery body oil mist has become my newest obsession and has entered my top 5 list of absolute beauty must-haves for summer. Here's what makes it so great: 

First off, the packaging is, in true Benefit-style, super cute. Not only is this a product that does what it says it will, it also looks great on your vanity. Made with sweet almond, olive and avocado oils, this dry-oil body mist is incredibly light and absorbs quickly, while leaving skin moisturized and hydrated. Vitamin E, known to be incredibly beneficial for maintaining skin firmness, is also an ingredient that ought to be mentioned. The other major point scorers for me?  The light, powdery fragrance that lingers through the day and the perfect touch of shimmer that it adds to my skin. According to the website, it can also be used as a "seductive massage oil" (if that's your thing) and as a cuticle oil that leaves nails with a subtle sheen. 

You can purchase it here: Benefit Cosmetics' Bathina "soft to touch...hard to get" Silky & Seductive Body Oil Mist OR shop the "Currently Coveting" links below.

Thanks for reading today and don't forget to let me know what other Benefit products I should try out below! 


The Best Memorial Day 2014 Sales. You're Welcome.

Memorial Day Weekend 2014, The best Memorial Day 2014 sales. Photo by Teodora Nicolae

Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! It's hard to believe it's already here again, isn't it? While this weekend often means lots of beach or pool time, bikinis and cold brews, it also means...SALES. Lots of them. Lucky for you, I've rounded up some of the best online sales this weekend. Peep this list and show me your fab finds by tweeting me at @TheFashionLush. Happy hunting!

Memorial Day 2014 Online Sales

Nordstrom: Up to 40% off

ASOS: 20% off sitewide with code "WEBEGRILLIN"

ShoeMint: Up to 60% off

 J Brand: Up to 40% off

Kate Spade: Up to 75% off (WHAAAT!)

Mara Hoffman: 15% off with code "MEMORIALDAY14"

Bloomingdales: Up to 40% off on select shoe styles,

30% off select handbags and 25% off select swimsuits and coverups

Forward By Elyse Walker: Up to 50% off

Forever 21:  30% off sidewide with code "MEMDAY30"

Rag & Bone: Up to 50% off

Neiman Marcus: Up to 40% off

OAK NYC: 30% off sitewide

ShopBop:  Up to 70% off

Opening Ceremony: Up to 50% off

Barneys Warehouse: 30% off sitewide (!)

Madison LA: Up to 50% off select styles

Nifty Thrifty: 70% off sitewide

YOOX: up to 40% off plus 10% off everything with code "SUMMERNOW".

Paula&Chlo: Up to 60% off + 20% off Rebecca Minkoff bags with code "RMMEMORIAL"

Boutique To You: 25% off sitewide with code "ALOHASUN"

The Trend Boutique: 20% off site-wide with code "TAKE20" + Free Domestic Shipping


 Did I miss any good ones? Let me know in the comments below or email me here.

Happy Weekend everyone!


You're Invited: Atlanta Fashion Blogger Pop-Up Shop

Atlanta fashion blogger, Teodora Nicolae, in a vintage sequin jacket and Quay sunglasses
Photo by Carlos Maldonado

Happy almost weekend everyone!  Today will be a quickie post because it's a crazy day, but I just wanted to let you know about a fab pop-up fashion event that I, along with some of my favorite local fashion blogger gals, will be hosting this weekend at the W Hotel Buckhead

From 11am to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 12th, you're invited to stop by, mingle and shop our closets while enjoying refreshing Sinless cocktails and yummy dessert bites. The best part? A portion of proceeds will go directly to Dress For Success Atlanta, a fantastic organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. A fun party for a good cause? You can always count me in. 

During the event, youll be able to shop the closets of some of my favorite blogger gals: 

 In addition to shopping almost new and gently worn pieces from our wardrobes, some of us are bringing a treasure trove of vintage items. The vintage sequin jacket above, one of my most prized vintage finds, will be up for sale on Saturday, along with some other select pieces from my personal collection. You don't want to miss out on that, do you?

Check out the official invite below and our Facebook event to RSVP. Hope to see you all on Saturday! 


 P.S. - The above photo is part of a shoot I did with the amazing Carlos Maldonado (you'll be seeing a lot more of his work around here soon..hint :) ) that I've been keeping under wraps for a while. But worry not, the rest of the photos will be up soon!

Adios, winter.


Almost Spring.

Teodora Nicolae hipster vibes outfit post,