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What is Perfume

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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Vintage Bags How to Shop for a Purse


Purses seem to be the accessory of choice. I have to admit, though I like a nice  handbag I am not obsessed with them like some are.
handbags Louis Vuitton I am always amazed by the amount of money some women are willing to spend on a bag. What surprises me most is the amount of bling and hardware some of these bags have.

They are heavy and cumbersome and will be out of fashion in no time.

With that said, we all have our vices when it comes to our favorite articles of adornment. Here are some fashion tips to keep in mind while shopping for a purse.
fashion tipFashion Tip:
You're at a store or shopping the net. You see a purse you just got to have. Practice this exercise before you give them your money.

Imagine you are looking at a photograph of yourself, say 5, 10 or 15 years from now. Look at the bag you're holding or slung over you shoulder, is it almost as large as you? Does the hardware create a sunspot on the photo? Does it make you look like you are wearing a sling for a newborn baby? If you answer yes to any of these questions , look for a different handbag.

In other words is it photo worthy? If you don't think so, keep searching. There are some truly beautiful designer purses out there. Go with the tried and true brands like Hermes , Chanel, Gucci or Vuitton and choose a classic not trendy handbag.

handbag hermesHow to Shop for a Vintage Bag

There are lots of choices for women to get their fill when it comes to the perfect bag. Look at vintage store and consignment shops. Keep in mind if your looking at used bags, be sure the hardware is in good shape.

 The skin of the bag also has to be is good shape. Pen marks and stains will probably not come out. Also look at the lining, make sure there are no holes that can't be easily repaired.

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Shopping for the Perfect Bag

Many department stores and discount houses sell excellent quality purses without sticker shock pricing. The net has quite a few discount hot-spots for designers bags as well.

Another place to look for great bags are boutiques and art galleries. Some of the most beautiful purses I have ever seen have been in these kinds of establishments. And don't forget the import shops.

So if you want the opportunity to have a few wonderful purses with out the price, get creative. There are a lot of opportunities to find fabulous bags out there.

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