Wednesday, 18 March 2015


Is there a blogger who hasn't tried this perfume?  Probably not!  And I can see why it's such a cult product!
I have to say I bought this solely on it's great reviews and actually had no idea what it smelt like as I bought it online.  At first sniff I was disappointed, it was nice, but not as amazing as I expected.  But a few days and load of compliments later, I was convinced I loved it!

First of all, the science of this perfume is so cool!  It's created using a single ingredient called 'Iso E Super' which is often used as a base note to many perfumes which adds a sense of allure. To the wearer it has a subtle velvety-woody note which melds with your pheromones to create a different fragrance which is equally amazing on everyone.  The scent vanishes and then resurfaces after some time but I notice that other people detect it more than I do!  This perfume is definitely a people-pleaser!

The scent is very unisex which I love more because I'm not a fan of very sweet and girly fragrances.

The fact that this doesn't have a lid is inconvenient because it means it's hard to travel with.  I bought the travel version which comes with a aluminium case that prevents leaks and breakage but I find this is bulky and heavy to carry too!

Aside from that I absolutely love this perfume!  It's perfect for everyday and evening wear and will definitely be repurchasing!

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Sunday, 1 March 2015


Hellooo!  Sorry I've had a few weeks off but as I mentioned in my Fitness Fix post, I've been on holiday!  I jetted off to Lanzarote for a week and although I didn't take any photos you can take a look at my instagram here.
Next year I will hopefully be off to university and that means my budget for skincare will go from Liz Earle and Clarins to some cheaper alternatives.  So I've started early to try and find some great products at a uni-friendly price.

I was given this L'Oreal Skin Perfection gift set for my birthday and I have been giving it a go over the last month.
I was excited to try the micellar water as it has been compared a lot to Bioderma.  I have been using Bioderma for the past year but I am about half way through and I'm reluctant to use the rest so this makes a nice substitute.  It doesn't work quite as effectively as Bioderma and leaves a slightly sticky residue on the skin but that drys down in a matter of minutes.  Aside from that, this is a lovely alternative for a fraction of the price (currently only £3.33!)!  It removes makeup gently and doesn't irritate my skin.

The set also came with the day moisteriser and I was surprised at how much I loved this!  It's made for ladies in their 20s and 30s and although I'm not there yet it won't be long!  The cream is lightweight but still very hydrating and has a cooling effect on the skin.  But what I love most about this product is the primer-like quality it has.  It smooths out and reduces the size of pores and fine lines (should you have any) which saves me having to apply a primer in the morning too!  My only grudge is the very bulky and heavy packaging which is impossible to travel with and a bit excessive really.

Overall, L'Oreal have done a great job here!  These products are very affordable and have a high quality feel to them, I will be buying both products again!
Let me know if you have any great budget skincare buys!

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