Sunday, 23 November 2014

Vanilla Ice Cream Fragrance

Vanilla Ice Cream* - The Library of Fragrance - £15 Boots or 2 for £25 here.
Hey everyone, long time no post! If you follow me on Twitter/Instagram then you may already know that I have been in London for the past week or so doing a makeup course to become a makeup artist, I have now completed this and am officially a freelance makeup artist, yippee!

I trained at Louise Constad's Beauty Queens Workshops for an intensive 5 day course, since I don't live too close to London I very kindly stayed with a relative. I will do a whole post about it soon as it was the most amazing experience, and one I will never regret doing!

Today I wanted to share with you about my favourite new fragrance brand. I love fragrance and anybody that knows me well knows that I am a bit of a hoarder of perfume. I was recently sent the Vanilla Ice Cream perfume from The Library of Fragrance and I had already had a sniff in Boots so knew how amazing it was, but boy does it smell gorgeous. There are currently 28 scents available in Boots and they are on offer for 2 for £25, so they'd be a great Christmas present idea!

If you like caramel, cocoa and vanilla sort of scents, this one is for you. The idea of The Library of Fragrance is that all of the scents are single notes, ideal to combine scents to create your own personal fragrance. There is a huge variety of fragrance and I urge you all to check out their website here as there is truly one for everyone. From grass to snow, they're such unique scents that I've not seen done before.

I believe that Demeter Fragrance is sold around Europe so check them out and let me know which unusual scent is your favourite?

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Friday, 31 October 2014

Kittens!



 


If you don't follow me on Twitter/Instagram then you may not know my recent exciting news. We got kittens! They are the cutest little things and they've took up so much of our time training and making sure that they're happy. We are totally in love and we've both wanted kittens forever but unfortunately my Dad was allergic and my parents definitely wouldn't have said yes anyway!

Now that we have our own space, we decided to get 2 as they are indoor cats and didn't want them to be bored or feel lonely. They are very playful and already have changed so much over the past week since we got them.

Their names are Thor (the smooth one) and Leo (the fluffy one). Although we had a slight shock when we took them to the vets to be checked over and found out that instead of being 2 little boys, Thor is actually a girl..The name kind of just stuck but sometimes we call her Thora. It's so difficult to change their names once we'd already got used to it!

Our routine has been completely thrown off and every spare second has been devoted to them, but don't worry I will be back soon with more updates.

It's only 2 weeks away until my Louise Constad Make Up Artist course and I'm so excited, but nervous to be away from home in an area I don't know!

I hope you're all well and enjoying Halloween. I can't believe it's November tomorrow! Christmas will soon be here...

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Monday, 20 October 2014

Current Beauty Favourites

I can't believe we're officially in Autumn. Summer is more than over and we can now start looking forward to boots, cold clothing and weather. Not to mention Christmas! I've been loving changing up my usual beauty products for Autumn/Winter shades and scents and these are my current favourites.

Daisy Dream was a recent addition to my perfume collection that I got for my birthday and I love it! It's such a fresh, fruity and sweet smell, which isn't particularly Wintery but I love it all the same. It doesn't last very long on me which is disappointing as Marc Jacobs Daisy lasted a good 8-10 hours on me.

Nuxe Reve de Miel doesn't need much introduction as I declared my love for the lip balm in my previous post but it doesn't get enough love as it should!


Maybelline Color Elixir is yet another new addition that I've been loving over the last few weeks. Long term readers will know I don't like lip glosses, especially thin consistency and tacky ones but this is just right. The shade I have is 110 Hibiscus Haven. It's a very pretty blue based pink which lasts around 3-4 hours and leaves a hint of a stain behind. The formula is way better than I expected and it was on 2 for £10 at Boots!



Last but not least is the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain. I really wanted to try this for a while but is another product that I dismissed due to the hype. I'd never really thought of trying it until girls at work urged me to, and it doesn't take much for me to succumb..

The shade featured is Barcelona Nights but I also have Rio Rush. Both colours are very pretty with Barcelona Nights being very Autumnal due to the dark shade, on fairer skin tones such as mine, it looks even darker. I also want to try India Intrigue which is very similar to Barcelona Nights but darker and more of a berry shade.

In terms of wear time it lasts around 3-4 hours, depending on how much I eat or drink in this time, but it isn't long lasting on me. There isn't much of a shade left behind with the 2 shades I own but I can imagine there is with the darker shades. Overall I find the formula quite moisturising and more of a lip gloss texture with a lipstick and lip gloss hybrid finish. I probably wouldn't re-purchase as there's better products out there but great shades overall.

What are your current favourites? What do you think I should try next?

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