Sunday, 5 August 2012

My Favourite Scents| Summertime

So summer is finally here (a very rainy one at that!) but here nevertheless! The thing that really makes me feel as if summer has really arrived is a spritz of my favourite summertime perfume!
I have chosen a selection of my staple scents that I have enjoyed for quite a few years now so I can tell you all about what draws me to them time and time again and maybe you can let me know what you swear by for those rare but beautiful sunny days.

At just £12.95 for the 70ml size I think that this perfume is such good value for money. The scent is floral though with quite heavy and ‘spicy’ undertones. I find this the perfect mix for a perfume, as I've got older those sickly sweet scents just don’t appeal to me like they used to! I would describe this as a ‘grown up’ light and sweet smell. 
I wear this for summer day times, it takes me back to memories in a sunny park, with a BBQ on the go and the sun on my face.
I would definitely recommend this if you’re not keen on those sickly sweet scents but still enjoy the girly playfulness of a perfume.

Ghost is a perfume that I have been re purchasing for years. For a 30ml retailing at just £23.99 I think that this is such an affordable product. I absolutely love the scent; it is light, fresh and young. There are definite hints of vanilla which I think is just so feminine. This is great for a day to day perfume which smells great but doesn't break the bank. I would recommend this not only for the summer months but a lovely staple smell for the winter to.

Now onto Miss Dior Cherie! My all time second favourite perfume! Though a 50ml bottle costing £44.95 it definitely isn’t one of the cheapest, it is such a lovely and delicate perfume to treat yourself to. 

I use Miss Dior Cherie for those special occasions or when doing something nice in the evening. The smell is just so girly and fun. It is a very sweet scent but with muskier undertones, therefore I don’t find it too overwhelming! 

This perfume reminds me of having long pampering baths, getting ready for a really long awaited night out ahead. 

I also love this perfume as so many people recognise it, or quite often people will ask you what scent you’re wearing as it’s just so unique!

Coco by Chanel is such a classic fragrance. The price tag is rather costly (£53 per 50ml) but for such a signature scent it is great to have for a special occasion perfume.
The scent is very heavy and warm and almost musky. It is definitely more of an evening perfume, opposed to the day. It’s seductive and feminine, but in a very dominating way. 

Here is my number one perfume! I have been in a long love affair with this scent for years! Retailing at £46 per 50ml it is a scent for those special occasions, I definitely wouldn’t wear mine everyday anyway!
I know it’s cliché but it’s definitely a love or hate perfume. It is extremely musky and strong but I find it so seductive and beautiful.
It’s a really hard scent to describe, but I definitely suggest you go and try it! Again I’d say its much more of an evening scent (I’m smelling it now and it’s just amazing!)

I'd love to know; what are your favorite summertime scents and have you tried any of the above?

Friday, 3 August 2012

Liz Earle| Sheer Skin Tint

I recently purchased the Liz Earle ‘August Skincare Essentials Regime’ and was utterly blown away! 

This Kit includes;
-Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 100ml pump and two muslin cloths
-Instant Boost Skin Tonic 200ml bottle
-Your choice of moisturiser - (I chose the ‘Skin Repair Light moisturiser – combination/oily 50ml pump’
- A free full size ‘Sheer Skin Tint 40ml tube’
(The package also comes with free posting in the UK)

I was so excited to try out this range of products as I’d read so many brilliant blog reviews all raving about this skincare range. 

My package arrived so quickly, in fact only 2 days after I placed my order. The items were beautifully wrapped in delicate tissue paper, I thought this was lovely and it really made my morning! (I actually emailed the Liz Earle Head Office to express how great I thought this was…geek, I know!)

The package was so thoughtfully put together, not only with my complimentary skin tint but with extra mini samples, a travel size Cleanser & an extra Muslin cloth for my Hot Cloth Cleanser. 

I will do a full review on these products later in the week, once I get to know them a bit better – but so far I am LOVING them!

Today, I wanted to give my opinion on the ‘Sheer Skin Tint.’

I chose this tint in the fairest shade (Bare 01) -which is quite pale, but I definitely wouldn’t go for a darker shade.
I struggle with combination skin, which gets really oily around my chin and nose, for this reason I usually opt for a matte finish foundation, so originally I was quite sceptical about this tint which prides itself on creating a ‘dewy look.’

I expected this product to be like a tinted moisturiser however, it has a much more creamy and thick consistency, which gives a fairly good coverage (I’d say light/medium) 

I allowed time for the product to sink into the skin, and I set it with a loose powder.
The effect leaves your face looking natural and if you have an uneven skin tone this would be the perfect solution! I often have days when I don’t feel like covering my face with a think foundation, so this is great for those days, as it’s quite light and still gives you the confidence of a fresh and clear face. 

The tint is very dewy and catches the light in quite a lovely way, especially on your cheekbones and places where light would naturally hit. 

I would definitely recommend this product, I find it perfect for the ‘non – make up’ type days! After a few hours I find that it ‘slides’ around a bit, though this may just be because of my oily skin type! However I will definitely be re purchasing this once my supply has come to the end of its life!

                                                                 Let me know what you think?