Azalea (Repost)

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Hové Parfumeur of New Orleans, Azalea is a greenish, jumpy, crisp and then milky scent.  It’s a literal fragrance with a predominant note of azalea, but it’s a well done Azalea in my estimation.  I find it to be a very becoming floral.

If you want to smell like a sweet, elegant flower then this is the perfume for you.  Longevity and sillage are good.

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The Clarisonic Mia 1 has been very very popular now for years, of course.   There’s been many pieces written about it. I’m certainly “late to the game.”   And, not surprisingly, I echo the sentiments of many reviewers who have claimed that the Mia irritated their skin and caused more breakouts.  I know people might say (like salesperson at Sephora when I returned it) that the skin goes through a “purging” process and will clear up within a few weeks, but I disagree. My skin didn’t look or feel better in any way (blackheads dead skin etc.) and I don’t entirely buy into that whole “purging” idea to begin with.  I’m glad I returned it.  My skin has cleared up since I stopped using it and my pores look about the same if not smaller.  Anyway, now I know it’s not for me.

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I found Derma e, Hydrating Serum after doing a bit of searching to find a decently priced, safe, anti-aging moisturizer with hyaluronic acid.  I used it both morning and night for a while (with my regular German Nivea) and noticed that I broke out (too irritating I think) but then I tried just using it at night and I’ve been happy with the results.  My skin does seem brighter, tighter and my fine lines are at least somewhat dimished.  While I’m not sure if I will repurchase this product I can at least say that it wasn’t a waste of money and it has produced acceptable results…  I just think there might be something even better.

Yesterday I had a lovely Mother’s Day.  In the morning my husband made me a nice brunch of scones, fruit, potatoes and salmon eggs benedict with a grapefruit mimosa and tea.  And then we spent the remainder of the day just relaxing.

As a side note, I didn’t know what to do with the left-over champagne from the mimosas so my husband looked up ideas online and discovered that it could be used as a hair rinse to add body.  Ha!   So, since it was a cheap champagne (we were just using it for mimosas) I did in fact douse my hair in champagne yesterday…    I highly recommend the experience.  Even if it’s not Mother’s Day.

Until Wednesday.

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