Yellow Diamond

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Versace Yellow Diamond (Versace 2011) truly does remind me of a near perfect yellow diamond – yellow warmth shining through glistening sharp edges of stone.  It also reminds me of a really good glass of pinot grigio for some reason…  It’s a very becoming fragrance in my estimation.

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Top notes: Pear sorbet, amalfi lemon, bergamot, and neroli.

Middle notes: African orange flower, water lily, freesia and mimosa.

Base notes: guaiac wood, amber and musk.

Perhaps this sheer, bright yellow beam would be more appropriate for summer, but the amalfi lemon (love this fragrance note) bergamot, pear, amber and musk somehow makes it seem fine for a cold January day too. It’s a very versatile perfume.

After having my hair highlighted and trimmed this weekend (shown below – like I said I would so I wouldn’t do anything foolish to my hair) I thought I should be extra nice to my strands and use my sample of Alterna, Caviar Anti Aging Replenishing Moisture Milk Leave-in Conditioning Spray.  It’s silky, and it goes a long way, but surprisingly it doesn’t weigh down even my hair which is quite fine.  It also really does seem to moisturize and protect the hair, although other than that I’m not sure what exactly is “anti aging” about this product…  In any case, it does seem to work as a good leave-in conditioner.

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Lately I’ve also been using Grow Stronger by Essie.   I love Essie in general (a fairly safe product with great colors) and this base is fantastic.  It stays on the nail for days without chipping, it works as the perfect base (especially with Essie colors) but it also can be used alone.  It may or may not actually strengthen the nails in the long-term, I’m not sure yet.  We’ll see.  I’m hopeful.

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And of course, I can’t write a post today without discussing Downton Abbey…

So, I can’t stand the character Sarah Bunting. I feel horrible for Lord Grantham and I cannot wait for her to depart and hopefully never return again.  I’m pretty sure she’s leaving.  If she marries Tom it will be almost as bad as the death of Matthew in my opinion.  She’s smug, conceited and…  I’ll stop there.

Umm…  poor Thomas?  I have a really bad feeling about his supposed treatment. (but how could one not)

So…  was Lord Gillingham going to be ok?  I mean, he is a man after all, and I suppose men can’t be hurt by women with sex because they’re immune from such things (please note sarcasm) but he was a little bit scary after Mary broke the news…  I hope Mary figures out what exactly she’s supposed to be doing to soften the blow, as Charles suggested. Poor Lord Gillingham.  (I’m serious)

And dear Edith.  I hope something good happens next week for her.  It’s about time

Her mother seems to be using the affections of a certain “traveling salesman” to brighten her life a little. I wonder how that will end?

Sigh.

Until Wednesday.  🙂

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