Monday, 25 July 2016

Blog Sale & Updates

Hello. It’s been a very long time!

I’ve been slacking for a long while as I have been really busy at work, I will hopefully be posting some more reviews very soon.

Also, I did a declutter a few months ago and I have finally added a blog sale page, which went live at 20:30 last night. There are a lot of products up for sale.

Please click this link to check out the sale: http://beccafun.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-sale_23.html

I am hoping to be a more active blogger and can’t wait to get rid of my sale bits, so I can make room for more!

Don’t forget to check out my sale and maybe grab a bargain!

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Serial Sampler #7

I have had this sample for a while now and I still can’t decide whether to buy a bottle of it or not.

It is Meow by Katy Perry and it is a 2ml spritzer sample of the eau de parfum.

It contains a mixture notes such as; Jasmine, Gardenia, Tangerine, Pear, Sandalwood and Musk.

It kind of reminds me of the Viva La Juicy perfume. The fruit and floral notes really complement each other and it smells very feminine and fresh. As it reminds me of a perfume I already own, I will probably not purchase a bottle of this one, even though it is a less expensive alternative.

You can buy it in 30ml (£25), 50ml (£29.50) and 100ml (£39) and it is available at AllBeauty.com and Sephora.

What do you think of this perfume?

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Monday, 6 June 2016

Urban Decay Urban Essentials Eye Kit

I was browsing RosesBeautyStore and came across this set and bought it straight away. It is exactly the sort of set that appeals to me and Urban Decay doesn’t release kits/sets very often.
The packaging for the kit is purple themed and kind of amethyst inspired. It has a card sleeve that you slide off to reveal the box itself, which is made of cardboard. It has a flip up lid with a magnetic close and when you lift it up there is a black insert which contains the seven products. Six of the products are full size and the seventh is a sample size. The insert can be removed and you can re-use the box.
You get a 2ml sample tube of the Eyeshadow Primer Potion in the Original shade, which dries transparent. The full size 10ml tube is worth £16.00 and is available in three shades. I have used this primer before and already own a couple of tubes. It is a great primer and a trusted favourite of mine.

You get three full size 1.5g eyeshadows, which retail for £14.00 each.
Bordello - pale mauve with gold glitter (shimmer, glitter)
Sellout - pink champagne (shimmer)
Psychedelic Sister - deep amethyst (shimmer)
These are three shades you wouldn’t necessarily think go together, but they do work and look beautiful blended together. They all have amazing pigmentation and are just pretty shades. I think my favourite is Bordello.

You also get three full size 1.2g 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, which sell for £15.50 each.
Demolition - deep brown with a matte finish
Psychedelic Sister - bright creamy purple
Zero - zealous matte black
I already own a lot of these pencils and they are my favourite pencil eyeliners, I am a little addicted to them and buy all the sets that contain them (I have a problem). I already have a few Zero pencils, but Demolition and Psychedelic are new to me. They are all creamy, non-smudging and very easy to apply but they can be a little pain to take off. They can also be used on your waterline/tightline.
I really like this kit. The three eyeshadows are perfect shades for me and I love any of the eyeliner pencils. It is always nice getting a tube of eye primer too. This product will definitely appeal to a lot of people and is a good place to start if you are new to UD products. If I was creating a starter kit or essentials kit, I would probably use more neutral shades, but all the colours in this kit do go together. The good thing is the price; if you were to buy each product separately you would be spending around £90.50, so this kit is definitely worth the price tag.

URBAN DECAY URBAN ESSENTIALS EYE KIT
Price - £45.00   Rating - 5/5
Recommend - Yes       Re-Purchase - Yes
Available at - RosesBeautyStore.com

What do you think of this eye kit?

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Perfume Power! - Hugo Boss 'BOSS Ma Vie'

I have decided to do a review on the perfume I chose from my Boots Christmas Scent set. It’s taken me a while, but I finally cashed in my voucher and picked my bottle up. For those of you that may not have seen my blog post on the perfume tester set, basically I had a set with eight vials of the best-selling female perfumes at Boots. You got a voucher with the set and you had to choose your favourite scent out of the eight and then you could take your voucher to any Boots store and claim your bottle. If you received the set as a gift, then technically you get to choose a bottle for free. I actually bought the set myself, so it meant I got to try eight different scents before decided on one. The whole idea was for me to test perfumes that I wouldn’t have chosen to test in person or ‘blind bought’ online.

I got the 30ml bottle in the eau de parfum. The bottle itself is cuboid shaped and has a little weight to it. It has a gold band around the top with the brand name imprinted on it. I would say the bottle is made out of glass and is a pearl nude pink colour. The cap is a clear plastic cuboid shape with a slightly diagonally slanted top. This perfume has a classic gold spritzer button to dispense the scent.

The fragrance notes are:-

Top Notes: Cactus Flower
Middle Notes: Pink Freesia, Jasmine & Rose
Base Notes: Cedar & Wood

I do really like this scent. I can mostly smell the jasmine and cedar, but the freesia does peek through. It smells really light, fresh, feminine and kind of sparkling. As the notes suggest, it is a floral scent. It is definitely not my typical choice for a perfume, but it is a nice surprise and it does last a while on your skin. I really like the bottle and it has a nice classic kind of look to it.

Overall I really do like this scent and I can see that as I wear it more, I may begin to love it even though it is not a typical scent choice for me. I would definitely recommend it and I think it is suitable for any age, although I do think it would appeal more to the older generation as it is quite light. At this moment in time, I don’t see myself re-purchasing it, but this could change.

Price - £37.00   Rating - 5/5
Recommend - Yes       Re-Purchase - No
Available at - Boots, Macys

What are your thoughts on this perfume?

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Friday, 18 March 2016

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush™ Fragrance Mist

I was browsing Boots website, as I had other Soap & Glory products to re-purchase and I came across their new fragrance mist line. I believe there are only three scents at the moment, all 100ml; Sugar Crush, Mist You Madly and Fruitigo. I decided to get Sugar Crush because the body scrub of the same scent smells amazing.

The bottle is rectangular and made of lime coloured glass. It has a bit of weight to it and looks kind of expensive. The cap is made of silver plastic and has a lime green band around the middle. To apply the scent, you pull off the cap which reveals the usual perfume spritzer and dispenses the scent when pressed.

The fragrance notes are:-

Sweet Lime, Vanilla & Musk

First of all, the bottle design is amazing and the scent does smell exactly like the body scrub, but there is a slight variance. I think it smells sweeter than the body products with the same scent. It smells quite strong when first sprayed, but the scent slowly weakens. It doesn’t last as long as regular perfumes, but it’s fine for a body mist.

Although I do quite like the scent, it’s not something I would typically wear. I like smelling it because it does smell amazing, but do I like wearing it? (not really). I would probably love this more as a room spray.

Price - £10.00   Rating - 3/5
Recommend - Yes       Re-Purchase - No
Available at - Boots.com

What on your thoughts on this body mist?

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