Nothing makes my day like being totally thrilled by everything that touches my skin.
I took my shower today using the ever fantastic Korres line, this time in Fig. The showergel is so rich and luxurious that my skin feels ridiculously soft and pampered, and the scent isn't so heavy that it will overwhelm you. Sometimes fig can be an acquired taste as far as scents go, but I love that theirs smells juicy and earthy without that weird rotting fruit smell that some fig scented products have. And unlike a lot of products this luxurious, it's only $13.00 for a huge bottle!
Every now and then, a product comes along that leaves me near speechless. Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner is a freakin' miracle! I am NOT kidding. I don't know how I lived without this my whole life. I did an extremely close up magnified inspection of my face before use and after, and I couldn't even believe it was the same skin! One use and my pores were IMMENSELY, noticeably smaller and tighter, and true to it's name every single last blackhead was gone. (I've been sleeping with my hand pressed against my cheek the last week or so and have subsequently developed a jillion blackheads on that one cheek.) I am flabbergasted. And to a girlfriend of mine who constantly worries at her skin (you know who you are) remind me to slap some of this on your mug next time you come over. it will rock your world!
Now I know a lot of people who are concerned about the animal or chemical byproducts used in perfume production, and therefore tend to shy away from scents or they think their only option is straight patchouli, making them smell like a Renaissance Faire. So boy was I glad to discover Acorelle! They are completely organic scents that actually smell like PERFUME, as opposed to that heavy smell of too much essential oil use. Subtle and sophisticated enough for the most discerning senses. I have some in Jardin Des Thes (Tea Garden), which smells like a floral white tea. Despite having patchouli in it, you don't smell the patchouli, it just adds the tea like earthy base without overwhelming the other scents. It's an invigorating and seductive scent, but again, so subtle that it doesn't knock you over the head. When I wear this, I like to sleep with my wrists right up by my nose so I can smell it as long as possible :-) It ain't cheap, but if you're looking for a true perfume that's still organic, this one is an excellent way to go.
Available at the super duper cool Moi Organics, a super awesome site that seeks out organic skin and body care items without sacrificing the luxe and the bling! It's a great site, with lots of info on green cosmetics, including tutorials on making your own! They give free samples too!