Sunday, 14 December 2014

How I Style My Christmas Jumper.

I was contacted by Bon Prix to take part in a competition they're running currently about how you style your Christmas jumper, so I thought I'd put together a little collage on Polyvore of the kind of items I'd wear with my festive knit this Christmas!
How cute is this Christmas jumper?! You can buy it from Etsy and also there's variations of it on Ebay.
As you can see, my favourite Christmassy colour is burgundy, I think nothing screams cold weather and festivities more than this colour! 
The velvet leggings add a bit of texture into the outfit too, you could always swap your Christmas jumper for a slinkier top and this would be a good night out outfit too.
If you think this is maybe too much burgundy for one outfit (no such thing in my world but each to their own..) then you could always swap out the leggings for some black velvet ones instead, like these cheap as chips ones from Bon Prix (link here).
How do you like to style your Christmas jumpers? Let me know!
Bye! x

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Boots No7 Beauty Advent Calendar - Window 11.

Window 11 had a cute mini eye makeup remover behind it
This is always handy for if I'm feeling a bit lazy and don't want to fully cleanse my face, or if I'm wearing really heavy eye makeup and want to do a first cleanse with this.
Another win!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Boots No7 Beauty Advent Calendar - Window Number 10.

I love the bronze colour of this packaging, I think it looks really high-end!
This has a nice, clean, spa-like fragrance, a body wash is  a body wash though really, it's handy to have and I will use it but it doesn't rock my world!
Bye! x

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

No7 Beauty Advent Calendar - Bumper Post! Days 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9.

Hi guys!! finally happened...I dropped the ball on blogging this advent calendar!
It was always bound to happen, I'm a lazy blogger.
Prepare for 5 days in one post!!

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9
There we go! I love the mixture of skincare and makeup you get in this calendar! The eyeshadow is definitely my favourite, it's a beautiful taupe-ish colour and has good pigmentation.
I'm so thrilled with the contents so far, I look forward to opening it everyday! 
Toodles! x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club #2.

Hi guys!
Welcome to another The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club box, this one is a special edition because it's the ''Classics Collection'' to celebrate the second anniversary of the Discovery Club!
So in this box we have a selection of 10 perfumes samples, plus a special gift to say thank you to their subscribers.
I'll put the money off codes in the descriptions of the fragrances too, hopefully someone will find some use from them.
I'll start with the mens fragrances first because (to me) they're the least exciting!

This sensually fresh scent sets a modern vision of masculinity. Invictus is an unexpected clash of worlds, powers, sensations, and values: a thrill of pure freshness top note face to the sensuality of a guaiac wood base note.
I like this scent, it's quite a obvious ''man'' scent though, it almost smells like a Lynx deodorant!
On the dry down it smells much more sophisticated and less obvious, to me it's more of a young mans scent though rather than a sophisticated older man scent.
£5 off code - X2MQ9PXNBQ

It awakens the senses with its blend of citrus, precious woods and spices. The pure, energising scent is perfect for a modern, independent man.
I'm not a fan of this at all, it smells far too citrus for my liking, as it dries down you get a bit more of the spices coming through but the citrus definitely overpowers it.
£5 off code - VQYDBJM287

Top Notes: Oakmoss, Bergamot, Apple, Lemon 
Heart Notes: Mahogany, Carnation, Cinnamon 
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vanilla, Oak Tree, Cedar
I'm a fan of Hugo Boss fragrances on men and my boyfriend actually has this one, I bought him it! So this is a winner for me, you can't go wrong with this kind of scent, it's such a subtle mix of lots of different scents that there's something for everyone.
£5 off code - W3U5Z4471Q

The composition of this latest fragrance consists of notes of mango, neroli, bergamot, mandarin and grapefruit. With heart notes of violet leaf and orange blossom. On a base of warm amber, musk, sandalwood and cedar.
I don't really know how I feel about this scent! I'm a fan of the original Lady Million scent, but this one has some note in it that's not agreeing with me!
I think it might be the Bergamot because I'm not a fan of it, it's too strong and gives me a headache.
It's a more sophisticated version of Lady Million so if you find that scent too sweet then this might be for you.
£5 off code - WID5P7BBNN

Top notes: Bergamot, Helional
Heart notes: Dewberry, Exotic fruits, Honey
Base notes: Vanilla, Chocolate, Patchouli, Caramel
I love this perfume, I own a 50ml and it's almost gone so I'm using it sparingly as this is quite a pricey perfume!
The bottle is gorgeous and the scent last forever on the skin, I love all the luxurious notes like caramel and vanilla.
£5 off code - WCJJ4648YN

Top Notes: Orange, Coriander, Peach, Cardamom 
Heart Notes: Carrot Seed, Jasmine, Violet Leaf 
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla
This scent reminds me of being a teenager because everyone wore this when I was about 15! 
It's a nice scent, quite basic and young I think, it would be a nice gift for a teenager.
£5 off code - WUG3E17K3D

This magical fragrance is a promise of charm, enchantment and seductive femininity. A fresh floral-fruity fragrance with mouth watering red toffee apple accents.
I'm not a big fan of this scent if I'm honest, it sounds like something I'd love but it's a bit too subtle and clean smelling, I like a sweet, gormand fragrance and this doesn't cut it for me! My mam likes it though so I've given the sample to her.
£5 off code - WL4ANWADTB

Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Pear, Green Notes Middle Notes: Orchid Base Notes: Toffee, Patchouli
This is again, quite subtle, but I prefer this one to the Nina Ricci.
I think the base note of toffee really beefs it up and makes it more gormand.
£5 off code - WG72JVDGP7

Very Irresistable by Givenchy
A very dynamic sensual fragrance possessing the elegant floral top notes of rose and the exotic daring combination of peony and rose fantasia. A very appealing feminine scent by Givenchy.
I'm not a big fan of floral fragrances so I've given this one to my mam, but she really likes it, I'm just not a floral kind of girl!
£10 off code - WJ4JHPHILV

The fragrance for women by Jean Paul Gaultier.
A classic women's fragrance. The corset and the rose incarnate femininity.
A bewitching, voluptuous Eau de Parfum.
This is quite a powdery, rose fragrance, not usually something I'm a fan of but I actually get along with this scent!
It's a bit different for me, but I really like it, it's very feminine.
£5 off code - WIJVBJW85W

Experience the fragrance that captures your style, your confidence, your creative spirit. An alluring contrast of sparkling florals and sleek, sensual woods.
This is a floral that I can't get along with, it's a cute little miniature bottle and a nice little addition to the box as a thank you for subscribing, but not to my tastes really.
I've realised from this box that I'm actually quite picky when it comes to perfume!
£5 off code - MUSE4235

There we go! These little boxes are such good value, for £5 you get to test all of these perfumes, especially good around the festive season so you can get a idea of presents to buy people, or maybe a little present for yourself! 
Bye! x

Thursday, 4 December 2014

No7 Beauty Advent Calendar - Door Number 4.

Day four of my advent calendar is here, this time it's a skincare product!
This is the No7 Youthful Eye Serum, I've never tried a serum for the eyes before, plenty of eye creams but never a serum so this a welcome addition to my skincare stash!
This is a 7ml sample, but for the 15ml full size it's £19.50 so a pretty pricey product!
I'm excited to try this, my eyes get so tired and puffy from early mornings so hopefully this will help combat that.
Also, how cute is the little quote on the window of the advent calendar?! I love little touches like that, makes all the difference!
Toodles! x

Melvita L'Or Bio Eau de Toilette.

 Hi guys and dolls!
Today I'm bringing you a perfume review, which is a first for this blog!
I was sent this Eau de Toilette by Melvita so I thought I'd share this beauty with you.
I'm terrible at describing scents so I'll just list the notes as per the website rather than trying to pick them out for myself haha.
It is made from 100% natural ingredients which is great for people who prefer natural things over chemical laden products.
It has notes of Bergamot, white Jasmine, Fig-tree leaf, Tiare flower and Virginian Cedar.
Firstly let's judge the aesthetic aspects of the perfume!
I really like the bottle, it's a golden ombre glass bottle, really clean and simple so if you don't like fancy bottles then you'll love this!
Personally, I do like a fancy bottle, the more bells and whistles the better.
The scent is very natural, you can definitely tell it's made from natural ingredients and I feel like it's quite unisex because of the Bergamot notes.
It's personally not to my taste because I love super sweet, girly perfumes like Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb but my mother absolutely LOVES this perfume!
She's more into natural, clean scents with a slightly floral edge and this ticks all those boxes, she also loves simple perfume bottles so this is a dream come true for her!
I think it's a completely ageless scent too, you wouldn't smell it and think it was too young or too old for the wearer, it's very neutral so would make a great Christmas present for a lot of people.
The price point is great too, £36.00 for a 50ml perfume in such a classy bottle is really good value.
The wear time is great too, comparable to much more expensive scents. 
If you're stuck for a present for a lady in your life then I'd say this is a safe bet for anyone who likes floral or clean scents, as this ticks both boxes!
Melvita L'Or Bio Eau de Toilette is available online and in department stores such a Fenwicks and John Lewis nationwide.

Bye! x