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What is Perfume

What is perfume? Perfume is made from either natural ingredients like the essential oils of plants or the musk of animals, spices and man made chemicals. The mixture of these ingredients are blended with an sd alcohol (which is a very pure form of alcohol) or oil.

shopping tips
Shopping tip 101 Shopping tip One of the best ways to stay focused while shopping is to take a picture with you out of one of your favorite magazines. If you take an image with you, not only will it help you and a sales staff to pull together the look you want, but it will also help you stay focused on what you came to the store for in the first place as well as save money.
Source your magazines-meaning pull out the information that inspires you, put it in a binder and recycle the rest. I started doing this when I was in college and it has been a lot of fun. It also saves time and space.


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I love womens shoes. I have no idea why I love them as much as I do. It is a true obsession.

All the girls in my family seemed to be afflicted with it, thought some have it more then others.

I thought for the longest it was some weird little oddity that only my family had.

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Shopping Tips For Curvy Women

Here are some shopping tips that I have found that help me. Every woman runs across a fashion dilemma or two every now and then. I am no different than any other woman in this sense. I have a curvy body type and my dress size is a size 8. Sometimes shopping can be difficult for the curvy style of body.  I definitely like to be stylish and fashionable so I find many ways to deal with my fashion dilemmas.

First, I want to say, I try to love every part of my body and deal with any "flaws" with a positive attitude.  One of my "flaws" is that I do not really care for my arms.I have lost a lot of weight before so I feel like it is very difficult to firm them up. 

One thing I have found that works for this dilemma is to wear cardigans a lot.  Cardigans are very classic and there are many styles to choose from.  Cardigans can make me feel more comfortable in an outfit with my arms covered up. 

I am also pretty peticular about the style of pants that I choose.  I typically stay away from skinny jeans unless I find a pair that compliments my body well.  With my choice of jeans I think the darker the better. 

I have a larger bottom half and I think that dark jeans do a great job of masking this.  I think there are a lot of jeans out there that compliment a large bottom half!  My absolute favorite store to shop at is Express.Express offers so many cute options for outfits and they especially have many items to mix and match.  They are consistently selling my favorite items that I listed above (cardigans and dark jeans). 

One last way to deal with any fashion dilemma is to simply add accessories.  I find myself buying classic clothing and spicing them up with accessories.  People compliment me all the time based on my ability to accessorize!

Every woman should truly appreciate her body because we all have fashion dilemmas with our bodies.  So I recommend taking the tips above and getting creative on how to deal with your own fashion dilemmas.Happy shopping!

My name is Amanda, I am 26 years old, and I live in Iowa

Thanks Amanda, I loved your shopping tips, particularly your idea of the cardigan. A lot of women are sensitive about their arms. Also, even a sheer shrug or gauzy top is nice  and lighter for warm weather. Margaret