Before we get into this post, please read the pre-requisite on Dr. Nona's Solaris lotion. It talks about the dead sea properties of this brand.
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When I was younger, I envisioned the process of me getting dressed when I became a woman based on what I saw the women in my family doing. Growing up without a mom was easy, my grandma raised me and she had tons of practice(5 kids and tons of grandchildren). She taught me how to wash properly and what to use since I had extremely sensitive skin. I was domesticated way before most women my age. I imagined that when I become of age and maybe married, I would have a boudoir equipped with my powder poof, the old school perfume bottle and my scented deodorant. Times have definitely changed but I've been seeking to get that old school sexiness back. That go to bed in your nighty and seduce your husband sexy. Dr. Nona's scents + deodorant has helped me get back to that place.
As a 27 year old woman, I can't stand the smell of powder underneath my arms. I'm a woman not a new born baby! Unfortunately, Secret or Sure doesn't provide sexy scents for grown woman. We can blame this on the fact that many girls start using deodorant from the ages of 8-13 so how sexy can a scent from those companies really get? Us millennial women have never taken that next step and graduated from our childish deodorant (I did use the Avon rollerball for a while but that was short lived as buying it just wasn't convenient). I never saw the appeal of using grown scents on my clothes, wrist and neck and then sacrificing the sexy for lotion and deodorant. To be completely truthful, we all know those lotions and body wash that come with our favorite perfumes wear off faster than a cheap date.
I've spent a couple of weeks with Dr. Nona's Fiona rollerball deodorant. Since having Sai, I am prone to being funky because I sweat so much even when I'm not doing anything strenuous so coverage is definitely important to me. (Another joy of motherhood!) On first impression, Dr. Nona's Fiona deodorant is heavily perfumed and kind of scary until you put it on. You can smell the scent for the first few minutes until it dries and then the scent tones down. The first time I used it, I put it on after putting on my shirt which was a bad idea because my black shirt became white. On the upside, unlike regular deodorant it wiped off easily and almost immediately. The fortunate part for you guys is that you get a full, honest review because I'm careless and clearly I don't read directions. LOL!
On to the good stuff! For my deodorants, there are four things that are extremely important to me.
1. I don't smell like death if I take a shower and forget to put it on.
2. If I shower at night, it must last throughout the next day
3. The underarms of my shirts must smell delicious
4. I don't get any lumps underneath my arm pit
Dr. Nona's passed all four of these tests. Especially the first one which is really important to me because I am always on the run (I like to think I live the life of Beyonce) and I definitely forget to put my deodorant on. The heavily perfumed smell is great to go to sleep with because I feel clean and smell great. Corey also appreciates the smells and snuggles underneath me. The deodorant promises protection up to 12 hours but I noticed for me it was good for up to 24 hours. I'm assuming it depends on your chemistry. The also have an anti-bacterial attribute in the deodorant which is also useful.
I have sensitive skin and certain soaps/fragrances irritate my skin. I have used Dr. Nona's on pretty much every part of my body with no problem. My favorite smell combo is the Fiona deodorant with the 1954 perfume and mixing that with the Solaris lotion. Sidenote: Corey also loved the mens deodorant and after shave(his review coming soon). I've gotten a few compliments on what perfume I was wearing and I'm all like, that's Dr. Nona's baby. If you have ordered from Avon, then you'll love Dr. Nona's and they make great stocking stuffers. The deodorant in Fiona is available on the Dr. Nona's site for $15.
Stay tuned for the review on their perfumes which I received in a gel form and I got my whole LIFE from them. I haven't used my Chloe perfume in a minute. Tweet me and let me know if you will try Dr. Nona's I'll try to get a discount code for you!