I was watching MTV3 and commercials for this kept coming up. It's kind of annoying, but so deliciously ridicilous and I love stuff like that. Who says you have to grow up?
I found this recipe to make your own rosewater. I wonder how long natural/homemade rosewater can be kept. When I was little I tried to make perfume by soaking rose petals in water in a jar in my closet for a couple weeks. When I opened it up - well let's just say it didn't smell like perfume.
Also, in an Oprah episode with Dr. Oz, Dr. Oz talked about either a shower head or filter for your shower head that you can buy at hardware stores to filter for your shower water, and said that it is one of the best investments you can ever make. You can either install it yourself or call maintenance to install it for you.
I'm thinking about doing that, but I don't know how receptive my apartment's maintenance will be to installing it for me. It's worth a try! I also have dry skin, super duper dry in the winter (ironic since my face is super oily), so I want to see if this will make a difference for my body as well as my hair.
I have tried a lot of different lip balms. And when I say a lot, I mean a whole lot. The prices have ranged from free (promotional gifts at the mall, job fairs, etc.) to upwards of $30.
I would never buy an expensive lip balm, but my mom swears by Clarins lip moisturizer. Before that, she loved Fashion Fair's lip moisturizer. Other ones I have tried are Walgreen's "chapstick", Bath and Body Work's lip balms, Smuckers soda-flavored lip balms, Carmex, Nivea's Kiss of Moisture, Nivea's Kiss of Protection, Philosophy's Kiss Me and countless others. They all suck. To me, at least. Well, Philosophy's Kiss Me is good as a lip gloss, however it tastes disgusting so only use a little at a time. I just love trying new things, perhaps it's a grass is greener type of thing. But truthfully, cherry chapstick has never let me down.
Why I love cherry chapstick: like Katy Perry, I love the way it tastes :). I hate the taste of those weird oils and medications that can be lip balms / moisturizers. I like the matte finish. You should always use a balm as a base to protect your lips, and this is something I can use with matte lipsticks or shiny glosses. Similarly, it's hard to line your lip with a shiny, slippery balm. Sometimes I even apply lipliner before applying chapstick. However, if my lips are dry, it's still easier apply lipliner after using chapstick than other balms. In addition, I like the pink tint, it looks very girly and sweet just by itself. You also get a little sunscreen, and that never hurts!
Last but not least, it's never more than $2.00! At that price, you can keep one in your bathroom, your purse makeup bag, your desk, your backpack, and your car, etc. Plus, you don't have to worry if you lose one.
What's your favorite balm?
I love, love, love getting flowers, and white flowers are just so lovely. When I am making an arrangement, I prefer a heavy cluster of the same flower. I especially like short ones. I also like light pink roses, bright and dark yellow roses, and purple orchids. I love calla lillies but hard them hard to find. I can't stand plastic flowers. Even if they look real, they collect dust and you don't get the wonderful aroma / natural air freshener.
I've heard that guys like to get flowers as much as women do. However, it seems that guys would find it emasculating or silly and amusing. Could you divas give me an example of how and when you did this and it worked, besides when someone is in hospital?
Here are some examples of beautiful centerpieces:
"If homemade dog treats sound appealing because of the questionable nature
of pet food manufacturing, or you just want to build a better dog biscuit, then
this tutorial is for you.
Even if you don't consider yourself a master-class
chef, making your own dog biscuits is a very forgiving undertaking. When your
principle consumer is a creature not above eating road kill, you'll be quickly
forgiven for burning it a little in the oven."
If you do everything that's in the same style, you have an interior that's really flat and uninteresting. The trick is to make sure you're looking at each piece for its own value.
— Nate Berkus
Old Favorites, not so much anymore:
New ones I want to try
It's weird, a lot of times I'll want a perfume because of the paper sample mailers that come in the mail and in magazines, but when I sniff the actual perfume at the store it smells very different and I don't like it anymore. And sometimes vis versa, I think I won't like a scent from the mailer and end up loving it at the store. It might be because of a reaction with the glue. I wonder how many scents I'm missed out on because I hated the mailer. I find that the ones that that include a fragrance soaked cottom pad sealed in plastic, so it's still wet when you open it give a more authentic idea of what the fragrance smell likes.
One word of advice, you might want to think twice before buying the big bottle of perfume. It can be tempting to buy the bigger bottle, especially since sometimes it is only around $10 - 15 dollars for twice the amount. However, keep in mind that the scent deterioates with its shelf life. Plus, you might get tired of it. Therefore, unless it is something I wear all the time, I always get the smallest size, to give it a trial run. Kinda like buying the family size of cereal when you live by yourself.
Another thing to keep in mind, the perfume will smell very different on you than on the tester paper. It will also smell very different on you than on other people. I learned this through experience. I asked one of my classmates what she was wearing because it smell so fresh and nice. She told her it was DKNY Be Delicious, so I went out and tested it at the perfume counter. Didn't smell so good on me. Perfume reacts different with everyone's unique body oil and chemistry.