Tuesday, August 30, 2011

You Have to Wait for Your Reward with this One :-)

Bond No. 9: Eau de New York

This is a very peculiar fragrance. Its one of those that does a complete 180 from the initial burst to when it settles into my skin. Usually all perfumes do change somewhat from when you first apply to after it's been sitting on your skin for a while, but this one is a night and day difference. The *reason* I bought this was because of the dry down that it possesses.

The initial scent I get when I spray this on is a lot like Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino, which I used to own.  A LOT. And although I do like the initial burst of citrus, basil, lots of neroli and the general "freshness" of the smell - it's the fade out that I'm really waiting for. I just cannot describe the smell of this fade out ... it's incredible. The smell that remains is that of a warm, almost velvety type of draping layer that lingers on your skin and just smells "good". I've smelled this (or something like this) on a woman before, and I just cant remember who or when it was, but I remember thinking that she smelled so inviting and good, but not in a perfumey way - but like it was just her natural scent that I was smelling. Slightly sweet, soft skin. That's what this smells like after the initial 10 minutes of citrus that you get.

Usually I buy fragrances for how they smell on my skin straight away after I spray them on, and I end up being disappointed with the fade out. This perfume however, is the opposite - I can't wait for the initial notes to burn off, revealing the warm, inviting, delicious and soft undertones that this perfume has.

It's expensive, but when you find a great perfume that suits you, it's more than worth it! Enjoy!  A lot of the Bond fragrances are worth looking into.  


Monday, August 29, 2011

Beyonce's Red Carpet Bump!

I'm sure you've all heard the news by now that Beyonce is pregnant.  I just wanted to share this picture since it brought some joy and excitement to my otherwise dreary Monday morning.  Beyonce and Jay Z are a great example of love and marriage in the public eye, in my opinion.  They do seem to truly love each other and above all, have always remained very private which I have a lot of respect for.  They don't feel the need to pimp out every detail of their marriage for press (cough cough KIM K. cough), and I think it's exciting that they're expecting.  It does seem like a real marriage and like a real relationship with love.

And talk about a way to debut that baby bump!! Spectacular! Another red carpet memory made!

Well wishes to the happy family.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Absolutely Flawless, Ladies!

I know this doesn't really count as a real post, but I wanted to share this product with you all, and I will have a new post up soon!

Ladies, you must try this product by Too Faced:

A while back I shared a product by the name of "Erase Paste" with you, and I must say that this is even better, especially for those with oily skin.  Erase paste is better for people with dry skin.  Both products are pretty amazing, however if you are a fan of Makeup Forever's HD Liquid Foundation, you will like this.  Both Makeup Forever HD and Absolutely Flawless have the same silky consistency, except this product is more potent which makes for a great concealer.  It only comes in three shades, but all three shades are very versatile and since you will most likely be putting bronzer or powder on top of it to blend, you will most likely be able to make one of the three shades work for you.  Additionally, the product is extremely pigmented and you literally only need about the size of three pinheads to cover all of your problem areas, so this little tube will last forever.  I love it!  Available here!

Props to Danielle for turning me onto it!