Saturday, 10 October 2015

My Fragrance Cabinet

There have been SO many new fragrances out in the last 6-8 weeks that it's been hard to keep up.. So many from the more expensive end of the fragrance cabinets to the cheaper, celebrity end. 

With my birthday and Christmas in the coming weeks it's given me the chance to collect a list of my favourites at the moment almost as a wishlist ;)

My all time favourite perfumes are Gucci Guilty and Jimmy Choo which I use on special occasions and Stella McCartney and Alien for everyday wear but my collection is certainly quite vast... 

My first purchase when I started the new job and treated myself was the new Armani Diamonds Violet - I didn't really know how popular the regular Diamonds was when I fell in love with the Palma Violet scent as well as the almost crystal style bottle! It's not one that lasts more than a couple of hours but with it starting at just £30, it's not the most high end.

As I said there have been no less than 10 new fragrances over the last couple of months but some of my favourites that have made it to the birthday list (or if I'm being completely honest, I've already purchased πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ) include Paco Rabanne's Olympea; a very hit/miss marmite situation and people either love it or hate it with it's fresh fresh un-sweetened smell, Black Opium EDT which is a lot sweeter and not as overpowering as the EDP - both have tones of coffee which you can smell in each but the floral tones in the EDT make it a lot more fresh. When I saw Michael Kors we're bringing a new Rose Gold perfume I was so excited but quickly became gutted I didn't like it but the gold one made up for it. Finally my latest cheeky purchase is the latest in the EstΓ©e Lauder Modern Muse, Le Rouge, more musky than the regular and Chic Modern Muses but there's something about it that I love! The bottle itself is just super classy too.

When it comes to cheaper perfumes, I've always avoided celebrity ones as they all smell like candy floss and horrifically sweet - that is until I found Taylor Swift's Wonderstuck - my absolute fav route cheap/celebrity perfume! The only other Two I own are Kylie's Darling and Arianna Grande's new fragrance, Ari - albeit a slightly tacky bottle with a Pom Pom (and Lady Gaga purely as someone left it at our flat and the bottle is quite cool πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ!

Would love to know who likes what and maybe try even more.

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Friday, 9 October 2015

NEW: No7 Beautiful Skin Skincare

I Instagrammed in the week that there was a new range of skincare at work this week and it was within my favourite range - No7! No7 have always had a large skincare range but when I had an alert saying it was all being recalled, it could only mean 2 things: either the world has gone cray cray or there were new products on their way. ALWAYS EXCITNG!

I was right and a few days later we had boxes of the new range in our loading bay and I just couldn't wait to get my hands on it. With the vouchers being on and being able to get £5 off each of them, it was hard to resist but of course, and especially after learning how good they smell, I had to try them out.

In all honesty I'm not a huge indulgent body skincare person and I'll just buy whats on offer but I did have a couple of the old range including the Body Serum and the Scrub so I thought I'd treat myself and I'm so glad I did. 

I've just had a bath and used some of the products for the first time and I have some great first impressions - particularly of the bath items! The bath oil smells out of this world and makes the water feel so soft. While I was in the bath I used the new scrub and did use a little of the bath milk. 

The body butter, which is in a tub which I like, is quite thick for a body butter but it sinks in so easily and doesn't leave any greasiness or excess on the skin and is great as a moisturiser before fake tanning!

The smell of the new range is a lot more fresh and light and not the heavy, almost "off" smell that the old range had. The packaging is really nice, light and simple and the theme is really quite glamorous and so reasonable for the £9-16 price range. 

I'm'a leave it there for now but be sure to go and take a look in your nearest Boots store and have a smell and use your £5 off voucher ;) 

Friday, 2 October 2015

Boots Gift Guide Wishlist

Yes... It's started. The dreaded C word! The last 2 weeks at work we've been putting all the Christmas stock on the shelves and despite trying not to, I have got a little excited. The Boots Christmas Gift guide launched yesterday so of course I sat on my lunch flicking through and decided what I was adding to my shopping list. 

There are sooooo many things that I'd LOVE so I thought I'd collate a list as so I can gather a few birthday ideas for in a few weeks ;) I've got particular favourite categories and found a few pieces in each that I'd definitely like to wake up to on my birthday or Christmas morning! 

Jack Wills 
Owl Hottie 
Backpack with bath goodies
Mug and Handcream set 
Bath and Bedtime pamper set 

Beautiful Skin Skincare Vanity Case 
Make Up Brush Set 
Ultimate Eye Pallet 
No7 Crackers 

Fragrance Giftsets
Lancome La Vie Est Belle
Estee Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge
YSL Black Opium EDP
Gucci Guilty

WoodWick Candle 
Snug Socks
Snug Tartan Scarf 
Yankee Candle - Red Apple Wreath 

Bath & Beauty Products
Ciate Mini Collection
Joules Bath Soak Salts
Ted Baker Giftset and Vanity Case
Soap and Glory Lime Giftset 

Any bets on how long it is before I've brought a number of things on my wishlist? I give it a week - no actually, I'm in work all weekend this weekend from tomorrow so... 24 hours? 

What's on your Christmas list from Boots? Anything else I should be adding?