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I Picked a Perfume and Whitening Your Teeth Sucks

Crucial (and by that I mean relatively unimportant) wedding updates below!

1. I picked a wedding day perfume!

To Catch Up: Read This Post.

I had narrowed it down between Vera Wang’s Princess and Coach’s Poppy Flower and wasn’t going to reveal my final choice until after the Big Day.  Well, screw that, things change, and now I have something to reveal.

The Princess perfume was in a beautiful bottle and aptly named but Mr. Sword and I weren’t too sold on the actual scent.  I was really leaning toward Poppy Flower when BM L Dawg told me it was an “everyday” perfume and not a wedding perfume. Whaa??

In the first post I talked about much perfume BM L Dawg has so I wasn’t at all surprised she had an opinion.  And I took her opinion to heart because she is a perfume snob much in the same way I am a nail salon snob and I love her for it.  🙂

Back to the drawing board it was!  After much procrastinating and one final visit to Sephora I’ve made a decision and I’m really excited to share it now!

image via Sephora

image via Sephora

Marchesa.  The bottle alone was enough to make me fall in love (I think it’ll photograph wonderfully with my jewelry), but the scent is elegant, sophisticated, romantic, and fancy.  Perfect for a wedding day perfume.  I splurged on the larger size bottle for 85.00 dollars but I had a 50 dollar gift card for Sephora so it wasn’t too bad and it’ll last me forever.  I can see myself wearing this most date nights and evenings out.  And Mr. Sword approves too!  I’m so glad I decided to search a bit longer before making a decision!

2. Whitening your teeth sucks!  It literally hurts.

To Catch Up: Read This Post.

I cannot believe how much I dislike the process of teeth whitening.  I ended up buying a set of 10 strips from my dentist who can offer something with a bit more potency than your local store.

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I’ve used 9 out the 10 so far but I haven’t been wearing them consecutive nights in a row, which may be the reason I’m not seeing good enough results.  I feel like most of my teeth are getting whiter but I also feel like my yellowed side fangs (and the main reason I’m doing this!) look pretty much the same.  Super annoying.

Plus, it’s incredibly uncomfortable.  My gums and tongue must be extra sensitive because if the whitening goop gets in certain places it’s stings and burns really badly!

Once the 20 minutes are up you’re supposed to brush your teeth.  Again, my mouth feels like it’s on fire!  I shouldn’t be surprised, I have the most bland palette ever and can’t stand eating spicy foods.  Even some mouthwashes are too much for me to handle.

This is the price I pay… that and the 60 dollars I spent on the strips.

Mr. Sword still has zero interest in whitening but he’s using the whitening toothpaste I bought him!  Thank you to those of you who suggested in that in the comments last time!

(all photos personal unless otherwise noted)

Has anyone smelled Marchesa?  Does it look like a good wedding perfume?

Am I doing this whitening thing wrong?  Should I keep going in attempt to whiten my side teeth by March or just let it go and let my photog edit away!  Any tips out there?


Smelling Like a Princess

What does that even mean??  Well, it means I’ve chosen my bridal scent of course!  Whoo-hoo!  But I’m keeping the final selection a secret until the wedding detail photos reveal it.  (Boo-hoo!)

I’ve never been someone who’s worn perfume daily, but I’ve always enjoyed it.  Usually going out at night or special occasions were cause enough to spritz some on.  I tend to use one bottle at a time, unlike BM L Dawg, whose collection of perfumes is enviable.  Seriously, the girl has quite the stash of perfume.

Back in the day (meaning high school) I used to wear Cool Water.  Why?  I have no clue.

Over the years I dabbled in Victoria’s Secret scents, and even had a short affair with Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue.  Most recently BM L Dawg bought me a bottle of Coach Legacy that I’ve really enjoyed.

Because I buy into all things fun and bridal, I knew I wanted something to remember forever as my wedding day signature scent, so one day when I was out shopping with my friend S we headed to Sephora to pick up some samples.  The girl insisted I take five at a time to make my decision but since I knew my friend S had her eye on one of the Chanel scents I purposely asked for sample of that so she could check it out at home before she decided whether or not to purchase it.

Then I chose four scents and happily went home with my samples.  Over the course of the next two weeks, I tried to wear them all and judge how much I liked them.  Of course, Mr.  Sword had to approve as well, because we all know he has his opinions.

Option #1: Princess by Vera Wang because really, was there even a question in your mind!?!?  It completely fits our fairy tale themed wedding and after Mrs. Beanstalk first tipped me off to this fragrance I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind since.

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Mr. Sword approved.  Miss Sword gives it an 8.

Option #2: Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf because honestly, I was drawn to the packaging and I liked the name.

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Mr. Sword did NOT approve.  Miss Sword gives it a 3.  Too mature smelling for me!

Option #3: Poppy Flower by Coach because I love all things Coach and after one whiff of this I knew it was a contender.

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Mr. Sword approved.  Miss Sword gives it a 10.

Chanel Chance because it seems like it’d be hard to go wrong with anything as lovely and chic as Chanel.

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Mr. Sword doesn’t approve.  Miss Sword gives it a 2.  It didn’t stay on very long and the smell wasn’t that great.

As for Mr. Sword?  He enjoys wearing cologne just as much as I love a guy who wears cologne.  Mr. Sword has been wearing Versace Man for years now, and since we both really like it, there’s no doubt in my mind he’ll be wearing it on our wedding day as well.

image via Sephora

So, what did I pick?  My top two choices being Vera Wang Princess and Coach Poppy Flower.  Did I stick to my theme or go for my favorite scent?  Do you have a preference between those two?  What are you wearing or did you wear on your Big Day?