Saturday, 13 October 2012

Life: Update

001. Things have been changing in my life right now but they are all good. My boyfriend Danny got a job last week after not being in employment for nearly a year which I am super proud of him for and it's doing something he really enjoys yet the hours aren't really 'sociable' from around 4am-11am in the morning so it means some days I won't see him as he'll be sleeping the day away. Things are looking up right now and in the new year there might be a few BIG changes if this job becomes really serious and he gets the hours required. So fingers crossed.

002. University is back and I'm slowly settling back into a routine and the thought of a dissertation frightens me more than anything. I know the subject area I want to do, it's just all the work that goes into it that scares me I think. So if anyone has any advice then please leave it in the comments below, this would be much appreciated. I'll try and do some posts about my progress giving those who are in the same position advice for the future or for right now. I'm managing my work really well right now, ask me at the end of the semester and see what my answer is.

003. I have a few new favourite products that I'm incorporating into my skincare routine and everyday make up so keep an eye out for them posts. I need to try and take advantage of the 3 for 2 that's happening in Boots right now. I also have alot of other non beauty favourites and I need to do a few posts about them. I have a list as long as my arm for all the posts I need to do and I will definately get round to doing them.

004. I am so enjoying upgrading my winter wardrobe right now, I love Autumn/ Winter with the snuggly knits, scarves, gloves, mittens, hats, Bonfire night, onesies! There's so much more I could list but I won't bore you all. Lots of places have some lovely pieces, even just talking about them makes me excited. I'll be making lots of wishlists so keep an eye out!

I hope your all good right now and I'm in a really good, happy place right now.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Review: Marc Jacobs Dot

Marc Jacobs Dot Perfume - £62.50 (for 100ml)

Marc Jacobs is easily my favourite brand when it comes to fragrances. I absolutely love the designs of the bottles as it makes them stand out from the rest of my collection and they look really pretty all lined up on my dressing table. I have all the big ones (Daisy, Daisy Eau So Fresh, Lola and Oh Lola!) Before I went away I'd ran out of Oh Lola so I needed to keep an eye out for it in duty free. I then saw that Dot had been released and this made me really excited as I knew I had to get my hands on it.

Dot by Marc Jacobs is describe as a 'sophisticated yet happy-go-lucky' fragrances which I certainly agree with. The top notes are red berries, dragonfruit and honeysuckle, heart notes of jasmine, coconut water and orange bosson, with base notes of driftwood, musk and vanilla. When you first spritz the scent it is really fresh but then dries down and smells really grown-up making the fragrance  ideal to wear day to night.

One of the main things which I like about the fragrance is the bottle! I mean how beautiful is it, it looks super pretty on my dressing table. The design is inspired by Marc Jacob's love of polka dots and the 'creature' seems to be a ladybird/ butterfly. It is just so pretty.

Overall I love this scent and I think that once the bottle is empty I'll keep it on my dressing table because of how much I love the bottle. I'd definately recommend it for anyone looking for a girly, fresh fragrance and for all you Marc Jacobs lovers out there. 

Go and pop into your local fragrance store and have a spritz! Especially if your a Marc Jacobs fan like myself.

Whats your favourite perfume? Have you tried Dot yet? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Review: L'Oreal Rouge Caresse in Tempting Lilac

L'Oreal Rouge Caresse are by far my favourite lipsticks at the moment. When they were released I looked at a few shades in Boots and wasn't really keen on any of them. However last week I popped into Boots and saw that L'Oreal products were 3 for 2 and I was instantly drawn to these.

I picked up three different shades and when I tried them I instantly fell in love with all three. The ones I picked up are sweet berry, tempting lilac and dating coral.

The shade above is tempting lilac and its becoming my favourite shade. It's close to my actual lip colour which makes the shade really easy to wear day to day. It also feels nice on the lips unlike some lipsticks which I find quite heavy.

They are glossy-yet-pigmented lipsticks which is great as they can be built up to make them more intense or just one layer can make a subtle different to your lip colour.

The wear time is okay, they aren't going to last forever because of the balmy nature of them but they are really easy to reapply.

I have list of the other shades I need to pick up and would definately recommend them.

Do you have any L'Oreal Rouge Caresse lipsticks? What's your favourite shade?


Thursday, 4 October 2012

To Autumn

It's always sad to say goodbye to summer, especially Summer 2012 as I've created memories that I will never forget and had an amazing time in Disneyworld Florida and all the surrounding places. 

But Autumn and Winter are creeping upon us slowly, dark nights closing in and wooly jumpers are at the ready, this has made me start thinking about all the things I enjoy about this time of year.
I've been sat wondering what to blog about and I realised I should blog about the things that I enjoy about autumn!

Here is my list so far.  

1. Spending rainy days inside, snuggle up on the sofa in pjs.
2. Movie marathons with blankets, sweets and my boyfriend.
3. Collecting conkers.
4. Buying wooly jumpers and scarfs.
5. Roast dinners with yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes.
6. Fireworks, sparklers, baked potatoes and soup on Bonfire night.
7. Going for long walks in the woods, kicking all the leaves that have fallen from the trees.
8. Wearing mittens.
9. Christmas being just around the corner.
10. Marshmallows and hot chocolate.
11. Carving pumpkins (even though I dislike halloween... ooops!)
12. Snuggling up in a oversized hoody watching guilty pleasure TV programmes.
13. Yankee christmas cupcake candles.
14. Christmas markets in Sheffield city centre.
15. Starbucks hot drinks.

What are your favourite things about Autumn?

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Review: Paco Rabanne Lady Million Perfume

Paco Rabanne Lady Million; my new favourite fragrance right now.

For birthdays and christmas I'd always been after Marc Jacobs perfumes (Daisy, Lola etc.) and thought that it was time to try a new fragrance. 
Originally I picked up the rollerball from Sephora as I wasn't sure I'd like the fragrance but I fell in love, so when we was coming home from Disneyworld I decided to pick this up in duty free and I'm so glad that I made this decision. It's slowly becoming my favourite fragrance out of them all.

I also love the packaging that Lady Million comes in, you'd think that it would be difficult to spray due to the shape of the bottle but it easily fits into your hand. The bottle is also shaped like a diamond which are a ladies best friend!

Perfume experts descrive this as a floral fragrance with top notes of bitter oranges and fleshy raspberry, heart notes of neroli, orange flower and arabian jasmine, with base notes of honey and vibrant patchouli. I wish I knew what all of this meant, but for those of you that I do please let me know what this means.

A couple of squirts of the fragrance and your good to go, it normally lasts a few hours but if I feel I need a top-up I just use the rollerball which I carry round in my handbag. I seriously wish they sold these in the UK, they are so handy and much more convinient than carry a whole bottle of perfume around each day.

Next time your in Boots, go and have a sniff, I hope it doesn't disappoint.

What do you think of Paco Rabanne? Whats your current favourite fragrance?