Wednesday, 22 July 2015
There comes a time in a perfume addicts life, where she just has to look at her bank balance and apologise for the crime that she is about to commit- a splurge!
And for me, I'm a re-offender!
The other week, I had the intention to purchase Prada Candy- although found myself steering towards Dolce and Gabbana.
Looking at the advertising with the ever beautiful Scarlett Johansson, the impression I get from this perfume is that it's rather classy. That the wearer is meant to have this certain allure and poise about them.
It smells nice...
Okay, you probably want some specifics.
It's a Oriental- Floral fragrance, which contains Vanilla, Vetiver, Musk, Amber (Base Notes), Lily, Plum, Jasmine (Middle Notes), Litchi, Bergamot, Mandarin Orange and Peach (Top Notes).
Usually I'm able to pick out individual scents, almost instantly, however, all the notes blend together giving off this rather strong but vanillary musk, with a subtle fruity twist.
That's the only way I can describe it.
It's certainly one of the more mature fragrances in my collection- usually I go for sweet florals and sickly Gourmand scents (did I mention, I was originally meant to get Prada Candy).
Have you ever tried this perfume?
Also what is your fave Scarlett Johansson film?
Mine is Lost in Translation!
Sunday, 28 June 2015
Leggings- H&M £5.99
Black Top- H&M £5.99
Kimono- H&M. £7.99
Shoes- Deichmann £5.99
Recently, I have been slacking off alot, even with my writing. Instead, I have been passing time, playing Animal Crossing New Leaf and browsing Tumblr for 'Kawaii' blogs.
Did you hear that there is going to be an Animal Crossing Spin off?
It's called Happy Home Designer and kinda reminds me of MySims, where you just design and create for the villagers.
It's set to be released the end of July for Japan and early October 2015 for us and judging from the footage, I'm still fifty-fifty on whether or not I would buy it.
One thing I love about New Leaf, is all the cute furniture and almost endless possibilities of customisation, however, some things I want, I can't have due to it being DLC only available in Japan- but from what I heard, this new game is literally gives you the whole catalogue to dabble with.
You hear that Apollo- you will have that Princess room and you will enjoy it!
Speaking of cute, I just had to show you this fluorescent pink chiffon kimono I got from H&M!
It's perfect for just throwing over some leggings and a basic shirt to sproosh up that Lazy Sunday outfit. You can still find this from many of their stores for £7.99, however I can't find it online.
But not to worry, here is an alternative for you online addicts out there!
What do you think of my Gel shoes? I personally love them! :)
I remember having so many of these as a kid, I had ones like these and I had pink, glittery ones with a heel.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
I've been quite lucky in regards to my skin.
I've never had acne nor had oily skin and only have the occasional break out- whenever I'm run down or stressed. However, it doesn't mean that I should neglect skin care altogether.
Admittedly in the past and by that I mean a few years ago, I rarely looked after my skin, I only use to remove my make-up with a wet wipe but never really dedicated my skin in washing it with a cleanser- only with soap and water.
However, I slowly started to get into a routine- starting out with various drugstore scrubs like Superdrug's Tea tree range, exfoliators, freederm and even St Ives but I always had found that they caused my skin to appear a bit redder than normal.
So fast forward to last year, when I started experimenting with alot of Lush products and since then I feel like my skin is on top form.
The Aqua Marina cleanser, which I have reviewed in the past (check the Lushie index above)- was one of my favourite face washes until I purchased Dark Angels a month ago.
Like most cleansers this cost £6.95 per pot and in each pot you receive 100g.
It contains black sugar and charcoal to help exfoliate the skin whilst avocado oils soften the skin and with a combined mixture of Sandalwood and rosewood oils that gives it, that earthy scent and creating a cooling sensation to the skin.
How you use these cleansers is simple: you pick up a small portion in your hand, wet it and rub it onto the skin, then after buffing it in, you wash it away.
Easier said than done.
What I have found with this, after washing away the actual product, I'm sometimes left with a black tint to my skin that only comes away with a bit of scrubbing. Something I don't expect from a cleanser.
Oh, also it stains ceramic.
Am I doing it wrong or something?
Yet it does earn points for ensuring that my skin looks incredibly clear, the clearest that it's been in a long time- so much so that I rarely wear as much foundation and concealer as I use to!
It is just that good.
Should you buy?
If you are looking for a Vegan face wash that won't really break the bank- than I recommend this to you. Some people have remarked that they generally dislike the smell of Dark Angels, however it reminds me of the Black Jack sweets- and I quite like that.
It does lose points for staining my skin at times, but honestly, my skin has never looked this good!
Also, I heard many people quote this as being a close dupe of MAC Volcanic Ash exfoliator which will set you back a good $29.
And you don't have to use it for your face, it can be used for ANY part of the body, so if you suffer from breakouts on your back- than this would also be perfect for you.
I suggest that when you pop into Lush, request a sample of this :)
And once you collect 5 black pots, take them back to them for a free face mask ;)