Monday, 23 September 2013
When my Mum and Sister went to New York at the start of the Summer they brought me back a Victoria's Secret perfume and one of the VS Fantasies fragrance mists. I've been loving them so much that when I was in London the other weekend I decided to pick up a couple of their 30ml Fantasies Eau De Toilettes in Love Spell and Such A Flirt. Can I just say the Bond Street VS store is absolutely stunning, I could have spent hours in it! Here's a little bit about some of the scents I own:
Bombshell Eau De Parfum: This is a well known perfume in the blogger community and one that I couldn't wait to get my hands on. Bombshell is a floral scent with a blend of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la peony and vanilla orchid. Floral is probably one of my favoutite fragrance types as sometimes fruity ones can be a little bit sickening for me. I like to keep this one for night time as it's more expensive than the other fragrances. I also love the pink bottle with the ribbon, so girly! As a treat from NY I got the 100ml bottle which was $68.
Hello Darling Fragrance Mist: There is such a huge range of the Fantasies Fragrance Mists, it would be so hard to choose my favourite. Unfortunately in London I only had carry on luggage so couldn't pick any more of these up as they are over 100ml (sad face). The one my sister chose for me is Hello Darling, a blend of nectarine and peony. It's such a light, fruit scent which isn't too overpowering and perfect for every day. They cost $12 each and all the ladies in my family own one!
Such A Flirt Eau De Toilette: Since I couldn't take anything over 100ml on the plane with me I decided to get a couple of the 30ml eau de toilettes (they were 3 for £24 so I got one for my sister too) which are the same fragrances as the mists and only £11. I remembered my aunt had the mist in this fragrance and I loved the starfruit and white orchid scent. These little 30ml bottles are great for your handbag and last a little bit longer than the mists.
Love Spell Eau De Toilette: I'd say Love Spell is one of the most popular scents, which is a blend of cherry blossom and juicy peach. Love Spell is more of a floral fragrance than Such A Flirt so it's good to have different choices depending on how I'm feeling that day. I think these are such lovely scents for the price of them and would also make perfect girly gifts.
I definitely think Scotland is in need of a Victoria's Secret store ASAP but at the moment you can still order them online. I will definitely be expanding my collection in the future as I absolutely love them all! What do you think of the VS fragrances?
Saturday, 21 September 2013
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
I haven't done an outfit post in a long time so I thought I'd post some photos of what I wore to a wedding last night. The photos aren't very good quality because it was dark and I had to use the flash but I loved my dress too much to not post it.
It took me so long to try and find a new dress, everything is so casual at the moment as all the winter knits and coats are coming in but you can always count on Zara which has fast become one of my favourite places to shop (I want everything in it at the moment). This was the only dress from the entire high street that I liked and luckily there was one size left on the mannequin and it fitted me. It was also such a bargain, only £25.99. I loved the contrast between the floral patter and the lace detailing around the sleeves and hem and after seeing the price I had to have it. Because the dress was so cheap I treated myself to a necklace to go with it which was £30. I'd never usually spend that much on a necklace but my budget was £50 so I thought why not! It also went perfectly with the dress.
I accessorized with my favourite black KG's and Moschino bag which goes with everything and decided to go for a black smokey eye and pink lip. I also scraped the very last bit of foundation out of my Armani Luminous Silk bottle as it's my favourite foundation ever and I can't afford to repurchase it at the moment.
I hope everyone has a good weekend!
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Last weekend I added another lipstick to my ever growing MAC collection (number 15 to be precise). I wasn't sure which shade to go for next but after seeing Candy Yum-Yum on Kayleigh and Chelsea's blogs I knew it had to be mine. I probably have ever lipstick colour under the sun, from nude to dark plum but my collection seemed to be missing a bright neon pink. I think the closest to this would be my Topshop Louise Gray lipstick in Legend, but nothing beats a MAC lipstick (well, maybe YSL).
MAC describes Candy Yum-Yum as a 'neon pink' which is definitely an accurate description, it's so bright and girly. It has a matte formula which is one of my favourite finishes from MAC as Lady Danger, Russian Red and Diva are all firm favourites of mine. I also love the amplified finishes as well. The only downside to the matte finish is that it dries your lips out after a few hours but as I love the way it looks I don't mind taking it off, smothering on some lip balm and reapplying it. I'd say this lasts around 3 hours before I need to touch up.
If you're a fan of bright lipstick then this is definitely one for your collection. As it's such a statement colour, it looks amazing with just a simple flick of black liner. I got this in duty free on my way to London so I paid around £12, but to buy online or at a counter it would be £15. What do you think of this shade? I love it!
Sunday, 8 September 2013
I haven't done a makeup look post in a while so last night before I went out I had time to take some photos. The look I went for was a brown smokey eye and a red lip. I usually go for a full black smokey eye when I go out but thought that would be a bit much with a bold lip. Here are the products I used:
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
NARS Laguna Bronzer
MAC Harmony Blush
Kevin Aucoin Creamy Glow Blush in Tansoleil
MAC MSF Medium
Dior Amber Diamond
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Benefit Brow Zings
MAC Paint Pot Quite Natural (lid)
MAC All That Glitters (lid)
MAC Mulch (crease)
MAC Carbon (outer corner)
Dior Amber Diamond (brow highlight/inner corner)
L'Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim
MAC Kohl Liner Feline
Benefit They're Real! Mascara
Cheryl Cole Lashes
Rimmel Red Lip Liner
MAC Lady Danger
I hope you like the look and I'll hopefully do more makeup posts in the future. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Thursday, 5 September 2013
It was my birthday last Sunday and from my family I got this gorgeous Daniel Wellington watch. I've been wanting a new watch for ages and had been lusting after one of the Daniel Wellington ones for while. There are lots of different styles but I decided to go for the St Andrews as I liked the brown leather strap and rose gold ring (you can also get it with a silver ring). I absolutely love this watch and will be wearing it on its on or stacked up with some bracelets. As I have tiny wrists I find it hard to get a watch that doesn't look too big, but this one is the perfect size. It also came in such a gorgeous box that I'll be keeping on display on my dressing table.
My lovely friends at Harrison and Fyfe ordered this watch in for me. They have a quality mens accessories website offering products from some of the finest brands and designers. If you're looking for gifts (especially since Christmas is coming up) you should definitely check it out.
The ladies St Andrews retails at £159.00, just Google for UK stockists. I got some other lovely gifts, including MAC's Harmony blush so keep an eye out for a post on that soon! What do you think of the DW watches?
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
(Top: Healthy Glow, Bottom: Morning Dew)
First of all, sorry for being such a rubbish blogger lately. Last month, I didn't have any motivation to blog as I felt I was so busy all the time but this month I'm back and have lots of new products to share with you! Up until last year I had always been a powder kinda girl but I've now fallen in love with cream products, especially blush. Recently, I added two new pretty blushes to my collection: Topshop Morning Dew and Bourjois Healthy Glow and I'm loving both of them.
Bourjois 02 Healthy Glow - It has taken me a while to finally purchase one of the sought-after Bourjois cream blushes but as Superdrug were having a 3 for 2 on Bourjois I picked one up along with an eyeliner pen and one of the Color Boost lip crayons. I decided to go for the shade Healthy Glow which is a gorgeous bright orange/coral and was my favourite out of the four. It gives my cheeks a lovely healthy glow (appropriately named) and I love wearing it paired with a coral or orange lipstick and bronzed skin. Although the blushes have a cream to powder finish, they still manage to leave your skin looking slightly dewy and aren't too matte. At £7.99 they are reasonably priced and although I'm not keen on the other shades, this one is definitely a winner.
Topshop Morning Dew - After seeing the Topshop cream blushes on countless blogs and lusting after them for months, I finally decided to bite the bullet and pick one up. I'm a big fan of the Topshop lipsticks so was excited to try out the blush. There were a lot of shades to choose from and after spending 15 minutes swatching all the testers I decided to go for Morning Dew, a gorgeous pink. The Topshop blushes seem slightly creamier than the Bourjous ones which I think I prefer as I love the dewy skin look. You only need a little bit of this product as it's very pigmented so I expect it to last quite a while which is amazing for a product that only costs £6. I'll definitely be adding more Topshop blushes to my collection - I want them all!
I usually apply my cream blushes with either the Real Techniques Stippling brush, Expert Face brush or sometimes just my fingertips. What do you think of these products? Blushes are fast becoming one of my favourite products, any recommendations are welcome!