Friday, 27 February 2015

Top 5 | Perfumes

DKNY Red Delicious -  I love this tantalisingly fruity perfume, that is recognisable by almost everyone! It has notes of Champagne Accord, Lychee, Red Raspberry, Apple, Rose, Vanilla Bean, Patchouli, Amber, Sensual Skin Accord and Raspberry. So it is absolutely loaded with fruit scents but for me the floral undertones make it so the fruitiness it not too over done.  from £32.50

Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb - This was the first higher end perfume i ever owed and i still adore it. I know a lot of people don't like it but for me it is a super sexy perfume with a big vanilla top note and of course the floral notes that make it 'Flower Bomb'. Perfumes being described as floral can really put some people off but this is not like an old lady floral smell it is super sultry and delicious! My absolute favourite! Plus the bottle is shaped this a grenade.. well played Vikor & Rolf.. well played! from £49.50

Dior Miss Dior - This again is a fragrance that some adore and other don't.. For me this is a truly elegant perfume that works great for both day and evening wear. It has a top note of mandarin which gives the perfume a beautiful sweetness. Then softened but jasmine absolute and patchouli. You can read my review of this here. from £46.50

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede - This is the first cologne i have owed from Jo Malone and I'm sure you have seen a lot of bloggers rave about this scent because it is truly stunning. Again as you can probably tell from the name of the scent it is another floral perfume. It has top notes of peony with added rose, jasmine and gillyflower. Jo Malone have added a little red apple into mixture to add a little sweetness to floral party. This is a super delicious, luxurious and mature scent that is perfect for any occasion. from £40

Jimmy Choo Jimmy Choo - The original Jimmy Choo is a fresh and floral scent with notes of tiger orchid, caramel and patchouli which like the other perfumes is a sweet floral rather then an old lady floral. Its a perfect sophisticated scent that is not to heavy for day time and not too light for the evenings. My only niggle with this one is i wish it would last a little longer! from £38.50

What perfumes make it into your top 5?

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you so much to Bekah from The Dream of Beauty for nominating me for the 'One Lovely Blog Award'... it really means a lot!

The Rules: 
1. Thank and link the person who nominated you.
2. Add the 'One Lovely Blog Award' logo to your post... (I made this one, you can use this or use the actual logo) 
3. Share 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 7 bloggers you admire and link them.

Seven facts about me

1. I LOVE all animals big or small. I really really want own a safari park some day......

2. I really want to visit LA and Sydney, I love to be in places that are hot... I get bored very quickly of the constant cold!

3. I'm thinking of going back to university next year to study nursing.

4. I love baking, this weekend i made some scrummy snickers cupcakes.... yup there all gone!! 

5. I have been with boyfriend for a little 6 and a half years!!

6. I love meeting new people.. so say hi! 

7. I have a dog... hes crazy. FACT.

I Nominate:

Monday, 23 February 2015

Away With The Fairies | Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds

My favourite Lush Bubble Bar is the Comforter because of it super sweet blackcurrenty scent, with that said it is not the best scent for aiding relaxation and helping to unwind. For me that is where this one comes in.

The Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar is blended with exotic frankincense and patchouli to help you relax and cinnamon leaf oil to add a little earthyness back to the floral concoction. I am not usually a big fan or floral scents but this has a beautiful warmth to it that make it a very easy scent to get a long with.

This pale blue bubble bar turns the water a beautiful sky blue colour and creates tons of super soft bubbles (fluffy white clouds) The bar costs £4.75 which is one of the more expensive bubble bars but with the size of this you can get a good 3-4 uses from it which if you think about it that way it ends up costing a little less then the others - or is that just me trying to justify buying more!!

Thursday, 19 February 2015


So i was a little late getting on the Seventeen wagon but now I'm here I'm not getting off! I firstly picked up the Define & Conquer Contour Palette which  you can see my thoughts here. 

Well i went back to Boots and picked up the Phwoarr Paint, mainly because i heard it was a great dupe for Benefits Erase Paste so i thought it was definitely worth a try.

The Phwoarr Paint is available in two shades Fair and Medium. I opted for fair. Both shades are slightly orange toned but thats to counteract the blueness of under eye circles. 

This is a super thick and creamy concealer that covers a multitude of sins! It made my bags go away instantly and covered up imperfections like no problem. The only thing with this concealer is that it you really need to make sure you set it with a powder because it does crease and settle in lines after a short time.

I find this works best to apply after moisturiser and primer but before foundation. It creates a perfect base to apply the rest of my makeup. 

Have you tried the Phwoarr Paint yet?

Sunday, 15 February 2015

How To Notice A Fake | Urban Decay Naked Flushed

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Fake

It can be really hard to notice if your buying an original or a fake when it comes to high end beauty products especially if your purchase them of somewhere like eBay or Depop. I have done a little guide on MAC lipsticks here if you want to have a look at that... but today i'll be telling you what to look out for with the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palettes.

From what i have found so far, the a replica Flushed Palette is only available in the one original shade, Naked so if you see anything that is advertised as a "Brand New Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in either Strip, Native or Streak for anything less then £15 i would stay clear!

The biggest most noticable difference i have seen between the originals and the fakes are the lines in-between the colours.. The originals have clean, straight edges between colour transitions and the fakes are all uneven, which you can see from the photograph below.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Fake

Something else that is not always the easiest to see the difference between al real and fake is the colour of the packaging. The real Urban Decay packaging is a bronzed colour where as the fakes are have more of a silver look to them.

Urban Decay before the release their product have a quality control and if something is not 100% with a product it will not been sent to stores, so if you receive something thats mirror has slightly come away from the case or doesn't close correctly i would say it has a high chance of being fake and would contact the seller and ask if you could either have a replacement and if that arrives in the same sort of condition i would ask for your money back.

Hope this helps.. let me know if there is anything you would like to see me compare. 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit

Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit Review

I love a bit of contouring - you can probably tell with the amount of bronzers i have bought over the last few months! 
Well today i picked up this Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit. 

This is a prefect little palette whether your a contour newbie or a veteran. This handy little kit comes with a matte bronze shade and it unique with the fact it comes with a matte highlight shade. 
I mentioned in my The Body Shop Honey Bronzer review that i prefer a cool ashy tones bronzer for contouring and this one is quite red toned, perfect for you girls with olive tones or if your rocking a tan! but for pastey little me its a little too much :( But it is not muddy so perhaps if i had false tan on or got me a but of a natural tan it would look a little better

The highlighter though... I'm all over that! I've not used a matte highlighter before and in my opinion it looks really natural. Shimmery highlighters are perfect for adding a little more radiance into the face but this a subtle lift to the cheeks. 

The powder isn't  too powdery either but it does have a little fall out so need to make sure to tap of your brush so you don't overload your face!! 

Have you tried the Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit?

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Want Sensational Looking Lashes?


Its no secret that Maybelline make my favourite mascaras- for as long as i can remember i have using The Falsies mascara and it has always been my go to mascara but my latest lot came to the end of it life and whilst in Boots i came across the Lash Sensational mascara and thought i would give it a go!

The first thing that pulled me about this product is the packaging its such a lovely pink colour and its the typical Maybelline mascara shape. 

The formula for this mascara is super wet to begin with so its on you have to be careful not to get all over your eyes when you apply - i think with use this will dry up a little and make application a little easier! The formula is also super black which perfect for making those lashes pop! 

What really make this mascara stand out for me is the wand, its curved which makes it super easy to get every lash but what make it really exciting to the 10 layers of synthetic bristles which separates every lash and makes them flare out and look gorgeous! 

From what i could see in Boots there was only one option available in the UK at them moment which is the shade Very Black, but i don't think it will be very long before a brown and waterproof version is available. 

Lash Sensation doesn't wear off throughout the day nor does it leave you with little panda eyes, i think i may have just found my new favourite mascara *heart eyed emoji*

Have you tried Maybellines Lash Sensational Mascara yet?

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

New Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer Review


I love using Benefits Porefessional primer but its not too friendly on the purse :( I have finally found a drugstore primer that lives up to what it says on the packaging! 
Don't you just hate it when you find a foundation you absolutely love the formula of but after half a day it has disappeared  I'm the sort of person that when I am sat at my desk at work my hands are all over my face- rubbing my nose and resting my cheek in my hands.

Rimmels Lasting Finish Primer claims to extend foundation wear by up to 8 hours. I have been using this for the past week and i have noticed a difference in my makeup longevity, i haven't felt the need to top up during the day. 

Unfortunately i have quite large pores at either side of nose and find it near impossible to find something that minimises them. This is supposed to visibly blur and minimise pores and imperfections. For me this does nothing for hiding my pores but it did help to cover up those little marks left behind after a pimple!

When i squeezed it out of the tube it looked to have a slight blue tint but this soon disappeared when rubbed into the skin. It make my skin feel really smooth and my foundation applied like a dream over the top! 

Have you tried the Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer?

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