Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Escada Island Kiss Eau De Toiletee

In the summer of 2011 Escada released three perfumes, aimed, strangely enough, for summer! I've seen several reviews for these perfumes before I purchased them, and had wondered casually into Boots, only to find myself sniffing at each one. But it wasn't until I went on holiday in July that I picked it up the Eau De Toilette at Duty Free for around the £28 mark.
 As you can probably see I've taken a sizeable chunk out of the bottle since I bought it. With top notes of orange, passionflower and mango, peach and magnolia magnolia heart notes and woodsy, musky base notes this scent is 100% a summer perfume. Fruity and exotic it almost smells like it should be edible and became my staple scent, especially if I felt like being bold and daring. 

I love the packaging and I feel it works brilliantly with the whole style and smell of the perfume, fun! The bottle definitely stands out against my other bottles. 
I wouldn't class this as a hugely 'sophisticated grown-up' scent, but I think every now and then you want to be wearing something braver and exciting! (Well I do anyway) However its not over powering and all over the place. Im loving this scent and will definitely be bringing it into autumn.

I loved the summer collection Escada bought out, Island Kiss, Sexy Graffiti and Rockin' Rio and in an ideal world where my bank account was never ending I would have each of them sat in my collection, but alas no, until then I shall just wonder into Boots and smell them longingly! 

Have you smelt any of the collection? What do you think about them? 


Friday, 21 September 2012

Update| Uni, Moving and Chit Chat!

Hey Lovelies! 
 My posts have been slightly sporadic lately, but I promise I have a good reason! I like many of you guys I'm sure, have recently taken the plunge and moved out! Although I don't really call it "moving out' as I only moved Monday and have been home twice already... Slight failure ha! Many of your probably don't know but I'm about to start my degree in Multi-media Journalism at Southampton Solent University, and along with that embark on a life filled with pot noodles and drunken nights more commonly know as life in halls! 
 As I said I moved in Monday and was pretty unprepared for life away from home. I am one of those few lucky people that moved with a couple of friends, and by sheer chance ended up in the same hall right next door to one of them! 
 Since I moved in my life has seemed to revolved around saying 'Hello' about a million times a day, and awkwardly being caught in your jim jams first thing, bare faced, trying to make a sly cuppa in the kitchen. I don't quiet know what I expected moving into uni, but I didn't expect to be in bed at 10, shattered and watching 'Neighbours' on my laptop on the first night (Ha!). I think its obvious to say it took me a few days to settle in and meet the right people for me. But I'm beginning to feel at home there, and I can actually see myself living here in 6 months time. 
 I can't remember the last time I was so excited about the prospect of what's going to happen next week, and the uncertainty that goes with that. The worrying about money and the 2 week long party I have ahead of me for freshers. All the people I still haven't meet, and starting a course that's hopefully going to be the beginning of my career. (cheesy I know!)
 My blog, and you guys have been a huge motivation to jump in and stop caring about what people are going to say and more than that think about me. So if my posts are few and far between at the moment please bare with me! Thank you for all your lovely comments and support. Until next time! 

A little snap for you of me and my new room!


Thursday, 13 September 2012

NOTD | Sparkle Sparkle!

Hey Lovelies,
 I went a little crazy with my nails last night and thought I'd share the finished result with you! Thank you for all your lovely comments! Leave any requests or questions below and I'll get back to you! 

Sally Hansen Hard As Nail/ 17 Silver Nail Polish/ Barry M Limited Edition Glitter Polish/ Barry M Base Coat, Top Coat & Nail Hardener 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Top 5 Makeup Brushes!

Hey Lovelies 
Now, I'm not one of those girls who owns every makeup brush for every possible task you could possibly think of. In fact I don't think I even own close to 20 brushes, I'm sure my brush collection will grow but right now these are my top 5 brushes, the ones that I reach for on a daily basis. 

E.l.f Powder Brush - £3.75
 This is where my collection began (other than those little sets you get from you grandparents when your about 5) Before this brush my foundation went on with my fingers. I love this brush, Its so cheap and effective, perfect for anyone starting out with make up. The flat densely packed top makes this brush a brilliant multi tasker. Now I don't tend to use it for foundation but I like to apply powder with it, it works great at pressing the powder on and setting my make up! 

Real Techniques Buffing Brush (Core Collection £21.99)
 This brush is like a step up from the Powder Brush. Its slightly more domed shaped and does what it says on the tin! The longer you buff in your foundation the better result you get, It creates a flawless natural base and is incredibly soft. In my opinion a brush everyone should have in their collection! 

E.l.f Mineral Powder Brush - £3.75
 I love this brush for applying powder, I tend to carry this brush around in my handbag and use it with my powder, blush or bronzer for touch ups, when I don't have time to properly re apply my make up. Its great for sweeping product on when I'm in a rush. Although its similar to the powder brush, I had to include it because I use it daily for so many different things.

E.l.f Flat Eyeliner Brush £5.50
 I actually got this brush in a mystery bundle with one of my orders so didn't actually intentionaly buy it. I used to use this for my eyebrows with an eyeshadow, but more recently I started applying cream eyeliner with it. Its small flat top makes it perfect for precise application and I feel have a lot more control when I use the brush.

Real Techniques Contour Brush (Core Collection £21.99)
 This brush has become my Blush brush, I love the shape of the top of the brush and think it allows to blend in your blush well so your not left with clown cheeks! The smaller head also means you can precisely apply your blush and not go over the top. And like the rest of the Real Techniques brushes they feel incredibly soft against your skin!

Everyday Makeup!

Hey Lovelies! 
 First of all I would like to say a hugeeeee thank you to all the amazing support I've had from you guys and also a Hi to all my new followers! I seem to be awful when it comes to regularity on my blog so I thought I'd come back with a quickie on my everyday make up! Im not a girl who wears make up every day. I don't see the point of slapping on a full face when theres only my dog to see the benefits! But if I'm going to work or out with friends these are the products I reach for on a daily basis! 

Witch Anti- Blemish Skin Clearing Primer/ NARS Sheer Matte Foundation in Cadiz/ Boi-ing Concealer in 05/ Natural Collection Concealer in Medium/ Maybelline Baby Lips/ NARS Blush in Taj Mahal/ Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil/ E.l.f Cream Eyeliner/ L'oreal False Lash Telescopic/ E.l.f  Brow Gel/ A.K.A Eye Pencil/ L'oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Luminous Coral/ MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Deep.

If you haven't seen yet I'm running a giveaway on my blog here!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

100 Follower Giveaway!

Hey Lovelies! 
 Im so happy and excited to be bringing you guys this giveaway, I'm so thankful for all your support and comments, they really do make my day! So to say Thank you I thought I would hold this giveaway! I know 100 isn't the biggest of milestones but 100 people reading what I write is a lot of people to me and I couldn't be more grateful! I tried to include some of my person favourites in this giveaway. I feel giveaways are all about giving other people a chance to try out new products, so they should be products I value. The majority of the items are bought by myself however 3 items are from beauty boxes and samples that I won't be using, I hope this is ok with everyone. I won't ramble on and on and cut straight to the giveaway! 
 This giveaway is open internationally and will be running for one month, from September 1st - October 1st. To be apart of this giveaway simple enter the RaffleCopter below! 

What you could win! 
Denise McAdam Intensive Moisture Hair Masque 
Denise McAdam Miracle Repair With Argan Oil 
Treacle Moon Raspberry Kiss Body Butter 
Carmex Moisture Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm
Witch Anti-Blemish Skin Clearing Primer
2 Maybelline Forever Strong Nail polishes  
Dr. Bronner's Lavender Hand Sanitising Spray 
Next Diamonds Cleansing Bath Essence 
Benefit Triple Performing Facial Emulsion 
Maybelline Colour Sensation Lipstick in Mauve Diamonds 
Ginvera Green Tea Whitening Marvel Gel 
Batiste Dry Shampoo 
Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24HR in Eternal Gold 
VIVO Colour Block Eye Palette 

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