i've been copying my mom.
in this case, wearing the same rose fragrance as her
since last summer i think...
GUEN Beauty Fresh Rose Shower Cologne
and all of the important writing on the packaging is in korean
so i can't read it.
hannah bought it for her for her birthday last year
so i would sneak into her bathroom to "get something" or "weigh myself"
and spritz it on every morning.
finally i went down to the beauty supply to buy my own and
lo and behold, they don't have it anymore, they just have the sample.
so i made it a point to go in there once a week
and bug them to see if they had gotten it in.
no. no, we haven't. no, come back next week.
can i have the sellers contact info please?
and then one day:
"here just take the sample, you insane psycho freak"
! YES !
however, samples do not last forever.
so i started stalking google.
literally could not get any search results on it
until this past weekend, when a store in san gabriel
known as "NAIL SUPPLY HOUSE" had it on their website.
went in there today and bought em out.
i gave it such a raving verbal review,
the lady asked me to spray some of my sample on her;
i happily obliged.
sidenote about NAIL SUPPLY HOUSE:
we're talking OPI nail polishes, regularly $8.50, for $5.50
we're talking essie, usually $7.50, for $4.75
we're talking floor-to-ceiling nail polish and nail polish smell -
at one point i had the feeling i was going to faint
and thought about stepping outside for a breath of fresh air
but told myself to keep it together.
great place, might be my first yelp! experience, might not.