I am one of those people who like to have one go-to scent for different moods....fresh, sweet, musky, clean, etc. This is my go-to perfume when I feel flirtatious, feminine, and bubbly. If I could compare this to food, it would be a rose champagne. There is a certain effervescence that I get the first hour of wearing it...fruity, sparkly, clean and fresh. It is a clean fruity scent though, not creamy and gourmand. As it dries down and wears throughout the day, it turns more flat and sweet smelling. I absolutely love the way it smells on my clothes the next day. I've had my bottle for years and there's about a quarter of it left. I would not repurchase just because I want to try something new when I'm finished. I also think it's a good thing I don't smell this on every other woman. Every now and then I'll catch the scent on someone else...it is always pleasant, fresh, and makes me wish I had worn it that day, too!
I love this scent. Besides Anna Sui Dreams, this is the only perfume I have repurchased several times. On me, it is powdery, sweet, soapy, and musky all at the same time. At the very end of the day, it has a sweet honey, marshmallow like scent. This is the scent I wear when I just want to feel clean and cozy (which is often!) and not want to stand out too much. This is one of those scents that people can't tell directly is perfume, but they'll be sniffing the air wondering what smells so good...I used to smell this all the time on women and never knew what it was. I was thrilled to find it randomly sniffing perfumes at the drugstore one day. Eureka! My perfect, sweet, clean every day scent. I will always have a bottle on hand.
I've used Retin A generic tretinoin gel .025% for 10 months now. I never had the dreaded purge or awful peeling (makes me wonder if I should consider using a higher strength). I use it to control acne and hormonal breakouts. I also wanted to improve skin texture and get that characteristic "glow." When I first started, I used strictly the Retin A as my only skincare treatment every night. Now, I use the Retin A for a week, then use Alpha Hydrox Souffle for a week, and so on. I feel like the Retin A really cleans deep down and keeps my skin clear. The Alpha Hydrox serves to exfoliate the top surface of the skin. My acne has reduced a lot, although it was always mild. I might get one nice big one every month or so. My skin definitely has that shiny glow (love it!) especially right after I wash my face. I wish it helped more with red marks/hyperpigmentation. The Retin A doesn't seem to help that...but the Alpha Hydrox certainly does. I use more than a pea size amount and haven't had any problems. I moisturize every morning with a sunscreen (Eucerin Daily Face Spf 30 - HG status for me). I'm 26 and hoping that over time the fine lines and wrinkles just won't appear with the help of Retin A. I'm sure I will use it off and on for the rest of my life!
I've worn this off and on for three years now as my go-to fresh scent. It's smells of pure white tea and creamy lemons. It is not a "sparkling" fresh scent...more of a sweet, soft skin scent. Sometimes I crave it, other times I just have no interest in wearing it. Either way, I get complimented almost every time I wear it. It's perfect for hot, humid summer nights. When I wear it in the winter, it just doesn't seem right. I'm not even halfway through the bottle because it just lasts so long and I only wear it in the warmer months.
I've worn this fragrance for years and would consider it my signature scent. I've had my bottle for almost six years and I'm maybe halfway down. I have to say, it's kind of absurd that I like it so much. I do not like floral perfumes and I don't really love baby powder, either. This is a VERY strong perfume, which I don't usually like either (prone to headaches). Putting all that aside...Flower just works with my skin. It smells fresh and comforting at the same time. I wear it to energize myself and feel fresh, but I also put it on at night to relax and feel cozy. My boyfriend loves it and still compliments me every so often on it. I can't say I've had any compliments from strangers, but I think it's because I wear it so lightly. One tiny half squirt on the wrist and that's it. It lasts ALL day and night and develops into something sweet and creamy. Like the reviewer said below, this is a scent worn for yourself...Lovely. Give it a try, it might just grow on you.
Misc Beauty Tools -Tweezerman - Blackhead/Blemish Extractor
matenstelo 2/6/2008 4:21:00 PM
Everyone is right - this little gadget will remove the clogged sebum from your pores. I always used it after a shower with lots of steam. It's amazing how easily they come out with just a little push. HOWEVER, I forced myself to throw the extractor away. Okay, I'll be perfectly honest. I threw it away once, and proceeded to dig it out of the garbage a few days later I was so desperate! Why did I throw it away? It made the pores all over my nose and chin much, much bigger looking than before. I just don't think it was worth it...and I regret ever using it. I am self conscious now about the pores on my nose and there is without a doubt a big difference between what they looked like before (clogged, yet very small) and what they look like now. So, buyer please beware. I recommend using a clay mask a couple times a week overnight on your nose and a glycolic toner instead.