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Inspired by his love of polka dots, Dot is a personal signature for Marc Jacobs - a favourite theme he has returned to time and again.
Round in shape, joyous in spirit, the polka dot is an iconic symbol of charm and elegance - a stylish, off beat motif that is energetic and full of life. Dot expresses the polka dot pattern that inspired it in a playful wink.
The scent is a lush juicy floral - happy and vivacious. The top note captivates with a delectable blend of red berries, succulent Dragonfruit and sweet Honeysuckle. The lush floral heart of the fragrance blooms with addictive Jasmine mingled with energizing nots of coconut water and Orange Blossom. The scent is rounded out with a feminine dry down of creamy vanilla, driftwood and sensual musks.
Dot is designed to celebrate Marc Jacobs' beloved iconic pattern, the eye-catching bottle is a cheerful composition of round shapes stylishly spotted in a polka dot motif. Happy and upbeat, the oversized butterfly-inspired cap flaunts a chic play of proportions.
Dot is a colourful Marc Jacobs creation that comes full circle with a balance of modernity and elegance and captures a charming, upbeat spirit with timeless sophistication.
Dot is avaliable 13th August 2012.
with Allison Browning.
The dilemma: You've been getting really deep breakouts for a long period of time and nothing you do makes a difference. You've tried a bunch of skin care options, different brands and products, and you're hoping like crazy to find the Holy Grail, the ultimate solution. There has to be an answer, something's got to give.
The skin is a brilliant alarm system, letting us know something is out of balance. It's easy to disregard the alert and to simply hit the shops looking for a solution to 'fix' the breakouts. I feel it's important to take a moment to be grateful to those red bumpy guys (that you're cursing) for alerting your attention to a potential problem. They're actually doing you a favour!There is so much that can be at play when the skin is thrown out of whack. Dietary issues may be part of the disruption - common culprits can be digestive issues with gluten, dairy or particular sugars for example. The other big gun out there that sends the skin into red alert is stress.
When life throws up challenges, additional pressures and when our buttons are being pushed emotionally, when we're strained physically and feel worn, the body definitely alerts us with aches, pains and, of course, the skin flare ups, letting us know what's really at play: that we're feeling overwhelmed, stuck, angry or frustrated.
Frustration and anger among the stresses are the emotions commonly linked to deep cystic breakouts. I see many of my own clients with this deep, angry breakout pattern. In looking at solutions I'll usually ask clients what was happening in life in the period just before the skin was thrown into chaos.
Breakouts unfortunately cause us more anxiety and frustration. There is the original stress (emotional or dietary trigger) that causes the skin to respond and then there is our sheer frustration at the blemishes themselves! In all this, it's incredibly valuable to look at ways to break the cycle, to take a step back and look at the bigger picture, to support the body and the emotional self to heal. Sadly we're taught to just grin and bear things, to soldier on when we really need to allow ourselves some reprieve, some positive change and some care.
While working through some of the core triggers for your blemishes, topical treatment is valuable. The right skin care products will help in healing the nastier spots and will work toward keeping the pores clearer and the skin healthier all round. In this way you're treating your skin from the inside out (diet and stresses) and the outside in (supportive topical skin care). The other thing you can consider is chatting to a holistic health practitioner about a multivitamin, a zinc or omega supplement to promote skin healing.
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