Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Boots.com Haul #4

Today I thought I would share with you my recent Boots online order. I collected it from store yesterday, but I actually ordered it last Friday.

I got another bottle of my favourite morning face cleanser, Soap & Glory Drama Clean™. I have used up so many bottles of this and it is a very nice micellar cleansing water. I also got a new bottle of body wash and I have been loving the Dove body washes for the past two months so I decided to pick up a new scent, Dove Purely Pampering Peony & Sweet Cream Body Wash. I have been struggling with the pores on my nose recently so I decided to pick up a box of the Bioré Ultra Deep Cleaning Pore Strips, to see if they really work (fingers crossed!). Lastly, I decided to get two bottles of my everyday foundation, Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 010 Light Porcelain. I just like to make sure that I have a backup.

Please leave any suggestions for new products for me to try in the comments section. I feel a MAC order coming on, but I don’t know what to get. My little shopping devil is just itching to be let loose with my bank card!

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Perfume Power! - Christina Aguilera 'Woman'

I decided to buy this perfume as it was on my test list on Fragrantica and I saw it for a decent price. I have been struggling to find places to buy perfume samples lately, so I took a gamble and bought the smallest bottle size I could.

I got the 30ml bottle in the eau de parfum. The bottle is made of glass and kind of an hourglass shape, just like some of Christina’s other perfumes. It has a yellow gold flower design on the thinnest part of the bottle and Christina’s name is printed in hot pink and the perfume name printed in yellow gold. It also has yellow gold banding around the neck for the cap to sit on. The cap is clear plastic and kind of diamond shaped. It has a slight yellow gold spritzer to dispense the scent. On the outer cardboard box it had this description; “A sensual combination of golden amber and white flowers - radiating femininity the way a woman does”.

The fragrance notes are:-

Top Notes: Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Litchi & Pear
Middle Notes: Magnolia, Honey, Violet Leaf & Rose
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean & Amber

I like the bottle design and it follows the other three Christina scents that I’ve had (Christina Aguilera, By Night and Unforgettable). The scent is very light and fresh smelling. It is very feminine and I would class it as a soft floral scent. You can really smell the magnolia, litchi and amber. It lasts a few hours on the skin, but won’t last as long as Christina’s other scents as it is quite light. I actually quite like this scent overall. It is not my favourite of Christina’s, but it is inoffensive. It reminds me of spring going into summer, if that makes sense? I’m not sure that I would actually re-purchase it though.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA WOMAN EDP
Price - £20.50   Rating - 4.5/5
Recommend - Yes       Re-Purchase - Yes
Available at - AllBeauty.com

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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette

I had heard of this cosmetic brand before, but I never looked into it. I’m not really sure of the origins, but a picture of this palette flashed up on the homepage of BeautyBay and I just clicked it. A few more clicks later and I am now a proud owner of the Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette!
The palette itself has a rectangular shape to it and it is slightly bulky and has a little weight to it. It has a magnetic closing and when you lift the lid it reveals the eyeshadow pans and a mirror. The packaging colour scheme matches the eyeshadow shades, brown and burgundy.
You get twenty 36g warm neutral toned eyeshadows in a variety of finishes.
CRYSTAL - champagne nude shimmer
PLOOF - bronzed rose pink neutral
THANKS A LATTE - matte nude
TRANSITION - matte honey coffee
HASHTAG - rich terracotta
AWESOME SAUCE - copper shimmer
BESTIE - matte mocha cream
TOFFEE - duo-chrome brown with shimmer
CHILL - shimmery chocolate gold
HOW U DOIN - pink toned bronze shimmer
BAT MY EYES - deep brown shimmer
COOL BEANS - pale chocolate shimmer
R U KITTEN ME - matte brown with terracotta
SO JELLY - deep rose pink shimmer
ON FLEEK - chocolate orange with petal pink
BROWNIE POINTS - matte dark coffee
TEDDY BEAR - dark burgundy with brown
GLAMPING - metallic chocolate rouge shimmer
CRANBERRY SPLASH - dark pink shimmer
WINE N DINE - matte dark berry rouge with wine

The eyeshadows should all be highly pigmented and enable smooth blending to create flawless looks.

The shade selection is absolutely gorgeous! The eyeshadows are soft, buttery, highly and extremely pigmented as well as being effortless to blend! I am completely blown away by this palette and it has now overtaken Tarte as my favourite eyeshadow brand! You can use them wet, although you don’t need to as they look so intense like they are already wet. I find just wearing eye primer underneath is all you need. I am now very excited for any future palettes Violet Voss has to offer.

Price - £43.00   Rating - 5/5
Recommend - Yes       Re-Purchase - Yes
Available at - BeautyBay.com, shopvioletvoss.com

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

MAC Haul #3

I have another MAC haul for you today. I’ve been naughty! I bought at bit more than I did last time and I did buy the items I have been looking at for a while. I mean’t to haul these products a couple of weeks ago, but I had a slight issue with my order. I was sent a Pro Longwear Blush in Whole Lotta Love instead of the Fluidline I ordered. I had to put a customer services report in and wait for a reply! I know mistakes can happen, but the blush was £5.50 more than the eyeliner I ordered and I was only charged the eyeliner price. I technically could have kept the blush and re-ordered the eyeliner, therefore saving £5.50 on the blush. The blush wasn’t the right shade for me anyway and I am an honest person. As it turned out, they sent me my Fluidline and they didn’t mention anything about me sending the blush back! I’m guessing they couldn’t re-sell it anyway because you can’t tell if it has been opened or not. Let’s get on to what I ordered:-
I decided to buy two more Eyeshadows in All That Glitters (beige with gold pearl - veluxe pearl) and Naked Lunch (minimal pink with shimmer - frost). I have been looking at these shades for a while and only really just got around to actually purchasing them. I also finally decided to buy the Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Bare Study (soft beige with gold pearl). I wanted this back when I got Rubenesque, but I thought I had too many similar shades, but fast forward a few years I thought why not? I also decided to pick up and try the Fluidline in Dip Down (deep dark flat brown). I only own one cream/gel eyeliner and it is in black. I am interested in doing eyeliner with this type of formula again and thought a brown shade would be good to experiment with. Lastly, I received another sample of the In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara (1g).
I don’t plan on making any more MAC purchases anytime soon, but you never know.

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Friday, 6 January 2017

Perfume Power! - Vera Wang 'Princess'

I was shopping in Morrison’s just before Black Friday and came across a discount perfume stand. They don’t actually sell perfumes, so I thought it was a bit odd but I decided to have a look and came across this scent. I had been wanting to test it for years but never got around to it. I decided to risk it and buy it as it was only £10.00.

I got the 30ml bottle in the eau de toilette. The bottle is heart shaped and is made of thick clear glass and it has a sort of flat diamond shape base to enable it to stand up. The perfume liquid is a light lilac colour. The gold metal cap is crown shaped and has lilac stones stuck around it. The writing on the bottle is in dark purple and has the brand name in bold letters and the fragrance name in a calligraphy type font. It has a regular gold spritzer to dispense the scent.

The fragrance notes are:-

Top Notes: Ivy, Water Lily & Tangerine
Middle Notes: Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Mimosa & Moroccan Rose
Base Notes: Apricot, Amber, Musk & Precious Woods

Frist off, I absolutely love the bottle! Heart shaped, purple, tiny crown and generally Princess inspired, who wouldn’t love it? It is a very nice feminine scent and it kind of has a vanilla twang to it, but it must be the woodsy notes. The musk is very soft and not overpowering. It is kind of a strong scent, but the floral notes tone it down a little. I was quite surprised that I actually like it because it is not very fruity and I don’t generally like floral notes being the most dominant. It does last a few hours on the skin because of the musk notes. I am so happy I picked this up on a whim and I will definitely consider re-purchasing when I have used up my first little bottle.

VERA WANG PRINCESS EDT PERFUME
Price - £34.00   Rating - 5/5
Recommend - Yes       Re-Purchase - Yes
Available at - Boots.com, Macys

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