like the tooth paste but the cap is hopeless! I cannot imagine how the cap passed any quality control in the design phase of the product prior to release. The cap literally does not fit after using the toothpaste and although it is designed to stand on the top, the paste oozes out., so it is best to leave on its side.
This is a solidly good perfume - basically I've been through 3 bottles of this, and at first I was as enamoured with it as some other reviewers here.
I found the blast of creamy orange and vanilla really comforting and sunny, and just delicious. It was exactly what I wanted - definitely sweet, but in a classy way, unlike Black Opium, Armani Si or bascially any other frgarance on the market at the moment.
The jasmine is smooth and not jarring in the drydown, and the almond and vanilla just add a beautiful, attractive, inoffensive and entirely elegant and warm finish to it. Really a very admirable fragrance. I wore it everyday for about a year, and grew a bit tired of it and complacent about how well it is done, although this has to do with me rather than the product itself.
Now I find myself buying another bottle after 6 months without it as I'm looking for its lovely sunny scent for my everyday/ work fragrance, and I spot a giant 90ml bottle for €50 . . . not too bad considering it will last me for at least 1 year if not 2! It is also something that men seem to like, and I would happily wear this on weekends too. It has enough depth and glamour and character to sustain itself outside of hours too - in a bar or on weekends. I cannot bear overly fresh/ cool/ shower gel-ish smelling scents . . . and this definitely doesn't smell like that. It does seem to melt into your skin, is noticeable at the end of the day, and is just gorgeous.
Definitely try it! I wore this in my early 20s and will continue to wear it. It seems pretty timeless, and I love that it's not necessarily 'fashionable' i.e. front and centre in shops, but it's not at ALL old ladyish . . . and frankly calling any fragrance that is shallow and ageist :)
The swatches certainly appear to perform as we expect from Violet Voss – creamy as butter & pigmented, right?? My concern with this palette is the pure lack of contrast & variety. It’s truly a neutral palette – which is totally okay! But it’s absolutely nothing we haven’t seen before. Each shade is such a slight variation from the shade before. It’s a series of cool brown after chocolate brown after warm orangey brown. I do see the subtle hints of mauve over there to the left, but this palette still leaves me looking for more, ya know? Plus, lets be real – how many ALL MATTE palettes do we each have right now?! I can count at least 4 in my collection right now. Do we truly need another totally brown, totally neutral, totally matte palette? I’m not so sure. I can see this being an incredible investment if you are new to the makeup scene & want to delve into the natural shades with some super high quality shadows! If that’s you, go girl! Pick this up! But otherwise, I’m not sure it’s a must have for the rest of us. But let me know what you think! I’d love to know!
Is it just me or does the market NEED something like this?? Violet Voss is killing the game by releasing their NEW Rainbow Palette tomorrow, The palette comes with 10 oversized “larger than life” pans of shimmery shades and will cost $30. The shades included are Flamingo, Peach, Buttercup, Seaform, Fiji, Royal, Indigo, Violet, Pearl, & Eclipse. There isn’t a TON of info out on this beauty yet, but we just had to let you know it’s coming! I mean, do you see those swatches?! The pigmentation is absolutely insane – and for $30, we think the price is actually pretty reasonable, too! The only thing that slightly confuses us is the timing of the release – wouldn’t this have been slightly better suited for a spring or summer launch?? The shades are completely STUNNING (like omg, I can’t stop staring at those blues and purples!!) but they don’t scream FALLLLLL to me like one might think an October-released palette might. Nevertheless, we are SOOOO excited! We love that the pans are huge but the palette itself is a bit smaller & more compact than her other, larger palette with 4 rows of shadows. This one is going to slide PERFECTLY right into your collection!
Everything about this coffee maker met or exceeded my expectations. (With one caveat, at the end of the review.)
I'd heard that all “French Presses” deposit a very small amount of coffee grounds in your coffee. Everyone said it was a small trade-off for the best cup of coffee you can easily make at home. One even said those grounds were a "badge of honor."
Well, I've been using my Bodum for weeks now and am yet to notice a single coffee ground in my coffee. Perhaps the plunger's filter mesh will deform slightly, someday, if I drop it on the floor? For now, though, the edges of plunger perfectly match up with the glass.
It really is the best coffee I've ever had. I love this thing.
My advice: buy good coffee. Know your beans, and make sure it's ground very coarse (specifically for a French Press). Find a local roaster and buy it direct.
Now, the caveat: this thing does not provide "four cups" in the American sense of the word "cup". It holds about 16 ounces. That's two cups. I believe they call this a four-cup press because it holds four demitasse, which is much closer to a half-cup.
If you like a big cup of coffee in the morning, or are filling up an insulated travel mug, then this Bodun will make enough for just one person at a time. Again, sixteen ounces. It's approximately one Starbucks Grande or a little more than one Dunkin’ Donuts medium.
Elmer's school glue is just better than any of the others and Amazon had a very competitive price. I ordered these for VBS crafts because other glue brands just don't work as well - I tried a couple and decided it was worth buying some new glue for our kids. It is easy to clean up with a damp washcloth and we didn't make much mess at all.