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My Favorite Perfumes That Last All Day

My favorite perfumes that last all day are Marc Jacobs and Versace perfume.

I am not a huge perfume wearer, more of a body spray type of gal but you can barely resist when you walk into a department store and the choices are plentiful.  Let us not talk about all the samples you leave with if you peruse all the cosmetic counters.

I set out on a quest to try all the samples I gathered and find my favorite perfumes that last all day, because it is nice to smell nice. And when you dish out the money that a bottle of perfume costs, you certainly want it to last all day. Plus, when I spritz my absolute favorite, Marc Jacobs Daisy Love- Eau So Sweet, my husband cannot stop saying how amazing I smell.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Love-Eau So Sweet

This is the thing with Marc Jacobs perfumes, they all smell the same to me, with each one having just a slight twist. 

My favorite, Marc Jacob Daisy Love-Eau So Sweet is sweet, subtle, pretty and pleasant. You can certainly wear it as an everyday perfume.

My next favorite perfume is Versace’s Bright Crystal. This is my, “we are going out perfume.”  It is also sweet, with a bit of “turn-up”, if you will. You are definitely “in the streets” being a grown-up when you wear this one.

Versace Bright Crystal

My next favorite perfume, and the newest to my and Marc Jacob’s Daisy Love perfume collection is, Marc Jacobs Daisy Love-Daze. 

I read many reviews before making this last additional purchase, because I had no sample and one reviewer expressed, Daze smells just like the others but different.

When I received the bottle in the mail and tested it, I knew exactly what the reviewer intended to convey. Daze, indeed, smells like all the rest, so sweet but with a slight musk or woodsy note. This is one you wear when you feel like wearing it, if you know what I mean.

Marc Jacobs Daisy-Eau So Fresh Daze

So, in the department stores a bottle of designer perfume will easily run you $100+, if you are aiming for the big bottles.

In my research, Amazon has the exact same perfumes bottles for 25-50% less.  Be sure to purchase directly from the designer as oppose to a seller to avoid knockoffs.

If you would like to check out my favorite perfumes on Amazon, click the following links:

Marc Jacobs Daisy Love-So Sweet: https://amzn.to/2WH3ICP

Versace Bright Crystal: https://amzn.to/3fHEyvn

March Jacobs Daisy-Eau So Fresh Daze isn’t available on Amazon just yet, but you can find it at Sephora.com or Ulta.com.

Perfume Application Tip: If you apply a moisturizer, such as lotion, prior to spraying perfume you give the perfume something to attach to. It lets allows the perfume to last even longer.

Self-Care

Mielle’s Pomegranate & Honey Face Mask

The Mielle face mask has been sitting on my vanity for a long time, but honestly, I haven’t stopped long enough to even think about applying a mask, let alone remembering to wash it off if I did apply it.  Well, my daughter wandered into my room and asked if we could do a mask together, so I said yes. Have you seen the pouches with the face mask sheets in them? I normally buy her those so that she can apply them by herself and they don’t need rinsing afterwards

Before the Mask is Applied

So, this took a little more time, because of the mask being in a jar, needing rinsing afterward and my mask partner being my 6-year-old.  She got the necessary tools: wash cloths to dry our faces, hair ties to tie our hair back and the mask. We went into the bathroom and started to apply the mask.  It was cold to the touch, which felt good. Nice and creamy. The consistency was smooth, and not too thick. She applied it easily on her own. The directions said to leave it on for 5-7 minutes.  In that time, we did a practice spelling test that filled our waiting time.

While the Mask Is On

We headed back to the bathroom and rinsed the mask off.  My daughter went first. As she rinsed the mask off, she said she could feel it coming off easily.  She needed a little help to get the left-over residue off the sides of her face. I then rinsed mine off. I could tell what she meant that the mask rinsed off easy.  It didn’t peel off but slid off. She coached me as to where I had leftover mask on the sides of my face as well.

After the Mask has been removed

Her final review was, the mask made her face feel clean but not soft like her other masks that come in the pouches.  She wished her face felt “clean and soft together.”

I thought the mask did the job in making our faces clean and more hydrated.  I liked the clean feeling over softness. I also liked the ease of getting it off. I now know I can apply it quickly and rinse it off with no problems.

We both agreed we’d use the mask again until the jar is gone.  The 3.5 oz. jar retails for $19.99. For us, we can get about 10 masks each out of each jar. You can find the mask here, http://www.mielleorganics.com

Self-Care

True Rest Float Spa

2430 S. Gilbert, Suite #8
Chandler, AZ 85286

I’d been eyeing the float spas for quite some time. I saw a Groupon for a session, so I called True Rest to ask a few questions.  I wanted to know how a person automatically floats in these pods.  Is it something I need to concentrate on, and if so, then how is this called relaxing?

With all my questions, I gave the spa a call.  The spa representative was informative and helped me decide to give it a try.  I purchased the Groupon and made an appointment. Click the *link in bio* to see how it went and how I was thoroughly surprised by a treat they had for us natural hair ladies.

When my friend and I arrived, we were checked in, filled out paperwork, and given slippers.  We changed and watched a 10-minute video intro to floating called, The Science of Feeling Great.  Once that was complete, we traveled down salt lamp filled hallways, while soft music played.

We were each assigned a room, where there was a pod and shower.  The spa representative gave instruction on how to operate the shower, the pod, and where to meet once our time ended.  The pod colors can be kept at the standard blue color or can change through a rotation of soft lighting.  For people who may be claustrophobic, you can leave the pod lid open.  I closed mine.

DO NOT schedule a float spa session if you have shaved recently or have an open cut.  Also, do not touch your face while in the pod.  The pod holds 1,000 pounds of a salt mixture, and you will experience discomfort.  The representatives do a good job of making sure you are aware of all this prior to entry.

My float experience was 60 minutes and very relaxing.  It takes some effort to remain still, and genuinely let yourself relax, being mindful of the experience that’s happening at that moment.  I was blown away by how the salt-to-water ratio makes your body automatically float. No concentration needed.  You drift around in the pod gently back and forth while the music plays.  You can float in the nude, with a bathing suit on, or any combination of shorts and a top.  I choose shorts and a sports bra.  Once out, I noticed my body was relaxed and not as tense.  If you’ve ever taken an Epsom salt bath, it’s just like that but on steroids.  It’s recommended that you do a few sessions for long-term benefits.

I undressed, rinsed the salt off my body in the shower, used the conditioner to detangle my hair (it was in a bun) to get all the saltwater out.  I put on my dry clothes and met my friend in the bathroom where I was surprised to find it fully stocked with the beloved, Carol’s Daughter natural hair products.  I was impressed to find a natural haircare line as one of the product lines of choice.  I sprayed a generous amount of leave-in conditioner into my hair and we were given drinking water.  There was a soft sale at the end to become a member, and then your pod session costs are reduced.

All in all, the experience was amazing.  It was something different and fun.  The Groupon was $45, and Groupon was running 20% off local deals, so end price was $36.  Regular price for a 60-minute float is $79; $59 for your first float.

If you have a True Rest Float Spa or any float spa nearby, give it a try.  You can also check out the spa’s FAQs here: https://www.truerest.com/float-therapy/faq/

Location visited:
2430 S. Gilbert, Suite #8
Chandler, AZ 85286