January 7, 2014

UNTOLD: My thirties, so far…

Today, I’m celebrating the new Elizabeth Arden fragrance, UNTOLD, which smells quite luxurious. The top notes are sparkling Pink Pepper fused with crisp Bergamot following accents of Pear and Blackcurrant. What first drew me to this fragrance was the inspiration behind it: “There is an untold story behind every modern woman who is thriving in her life’s journey. She owns every experience she’s had, every decision she’s made and is blossoming into a woman of many facets.” Words I certainly  try to live by on a daily basis. 

When I started my blog, I was in such a different place in my life. In a good place, but in a place of a typical twenty something year old. Enjoying life, but still not fully sure of who I was and what I was doing. When I turned thirty, I don’t know if a switch went off, but I started to feel differently. Of course this was after getting over the initial shock of not being in my 20s anymore, which I swear, took about 6 months. People say that your 30s are the best years of your life and now, I can understand why. I feel so much more confident. I care a lot less of what people think of me. I know what works for me and my body type. I care less about trends and concentrate more on “investment pieces.” I’m in a much better place in my career, which allows me to buy those so called investment pieces. I actually prefer a cozy night in with Keith and the dogs to a wild night of clubbing. And as much as I adore being around loved ones, I enjoy spending time alone. I have way better control over my emotions, even during that crazy time of month (Keith might disagree with this one). The best part, I know my strengths and weaknesses and constantly try to improve both. Now with the New Year upon us, it’s even more of a reason to become a better version of myself. That’s part of my UNTOLD story. It’s to remember to fully enjoy life, to take some chances and to continue to grow as a person.




  • Rhiannon Lorenzo

    love this. the perfume sounds amazing!


  • Kelly P

    That perfume sounds great, but I love what you wrote too.

    x Kelly

  • Jessica Hart

    I love the story behind this fragrance. I'll be thirty this year and I agree… 30 is the year to embrace a different (more exciting, mature) part of you. I'm definitely interesting in checking this out. Thanks for sharing 😉
    the way to my Hart

  • Tana Cowin

    This whole post in perfection and the perfume sounds incredible. You're definitely an inspiration!


  • Jazzie

    Such a refreshing post!

    Jazzie x

  • jessica rose

    Life is to be lived and enjoyed from birth till death…..I wanna be rocking in my 80s! 😉


  • Camilla Taylor

    Love this post! 30, flirty and thriving! Keep doing what you're doing; you're an inspiration to us all 🙂

  • K

    Love this little personal pop to your blog 😉


  • Teresa

    Sounds like a very nice blend of scents! I love the picture!

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  • Iliyana Licheva

    such a beautiful words. I'm in the middle of my 20ies so my life is such a complex mess right now 🙂 😀 i love it but still is a mess 🙂


  • Deborah

    great selection! there is a new giveaway sponsored by firmoo on my blog! please come and enter my giveaway http://www.hopethinkknow.com/2014/01/happy-new-year-and-happy-giveaway.html


  • Heidi

    Agreed with everything! I turn 31 in February and I have become much more confident about where I am in life in the past few years. I'm over trendy things that are going to break or be out in 2 seconds. I look for shoes and furniture that are going to last and don't waste money on things that won't.


  • Lusting for Leather

    Love this post. I am thirty and I completely agree. I don't really care what people think about me anymore. I have no problem telling people how I feel, whereas when I was younger I definitely would have gone with the crowd more.

    Hope you are staying warm in this crazy NYC weather.



  • Anonymous

    Totally agree. Having more control over your emotions is such a relief!


  • Maya Amadeus

    This is so sensual! I love the words too.
    Oh and Merry Christmas! 😉

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  • Kiki

    I always hear that your 30's are the best time in your life and while I am not close to it yet I can see why as well. As a 24 year old I have no idea what I want to do with my life and knowing I am shaping as a person everyday. At least I know there is hope that at some point in my life I will feel a bit more "found". Beautiful picture with the perfume as well I bet it smells amazing.

  • Megan Quint Gressel

    I love hearing how happy you are!

    I feel a big difference just between 20 and 25. I am still in my mid twenties, but as you talked about I definitely enjoy nights in with my husband and dog more than wild night out. Looking forward to the confidence and the ability to buy investment pieces that you mentioned!


  • anoddgirl

    i would love to try that perfume!
    love what you wrote about being 30 🙂

  • Niters

    Lovely sentiments.

    xx, Anita
    The Daily Melon

  • Jessica

    Beautiful post that is so true you really find your sense of self in your 30's 🙂


  • Leslie: HauteReb3l

    Love how that perfume smells!


  • CodeOverdressed

    I'm 25, and it took me almost 6 months to embrace it! Thanks for letting me know that 30's are going to be great, honestly after reading that I can't wait! lol Oh and the perfume sounds amazing, gotta look for it!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  • Suheiry

    I loved turning 30. This year I turn 32, and I love telling people my age. I'm proud to be a *woman*. I love how far I've come. I am proud of what I have accomplished so far. I feel stronger and more confident, more self-aware than I ever did in my 20s. I feel like I finally started living. I feel like I finally know who I am and what I want.

    I appreciate this post so much. I love how introspective you were. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.


  • Jess

    Great story! This perfume is quite interesting. Kinda curious on its scent. Hope i find samples of it to try out =)

  • Am2Pm Chic

    Such a great story, I would love the try that perfume out.


  • Adele

    What a lovely written post. I totally agree with you, I felt way more confident in my own skin in my 30s. It gets even better – I'm now 42 & feel better than ever!
    Happy Wednesday Helena xoxo

  • Summer Rose

    I enjoyed reading your blog Helena! If you think your thirties are the best years of your life……it gets better! Thank you for sharing…..


  • Blaire

    Love this! I have to agree. I'm about 8 months into my 30th year and I'm starting to "come into my own" as one may put it 🙂 Great post!


  • Evi

    Lovely post!

    Evi xoxo

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  • Kristi

    Lovely post and my sentiments exactly! Can't wait to try this beautiful scent.

  • Sofia Donatelli

    This was a great read. I am also all about investment pieces that could last for years.



  • ravenlocks

    Beautifully written, Helena. I had no idea you were in your 30s. You look like you're 25. I've always admired your style because…even in your pictures you exude confidence. At first I thought it must be your amazing clothing that give you that look of a confident woman. But after reading your blog for the past 2 years, I came to realize by looking at your pictures, that it wasn't what you wore on the outside that made you look this way, but what you have on the inside.

    Thanks for sharing your story!

    xo Azu


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    great post! Thanks for sharing!

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    I love the picture! xx

  • Aimee G

    This is so beautiful !
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  • Gigi Katz

    loved reading this! the perfume sounds amazing too! XX. gigi. http://www.gigikkitchen.com

  • Adela

    I absolutely love this. I'm in my 30s too and feel exactly the same. I finally feel like a woman!
    Adela x


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