Friday, 16 September 2011

Fragrance Friday #2

Hello Lovelies :)

Welcome to the second edition of Fragrance Friday. I've had a lovely week, really happy and relaxed. I even got around to starting my youtube channel, finally :)

This week I'm reviewing:

 Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci.

I actually mentioned this in my Fall Loves tag video as one of my favourite autumnal perfumes :) I really do love this one, it was another duty free purchase and its just so pretty!


I think this is one of my favourite perfume bottles. It's a lovely rich pink, the bow is gorgeous and it fits really ergonomically in the hand. It's also very sturdy and well made.

This one is fairly pricey at £39.50. This aside, it is an Eau de Parfum(so it lasts longer on the skin) and it is 50ml. This has lasted me just over a year and I have around 1/5th left.

The scent is very floral and sweet smelling. It has hints of Bergamot, Sandalwood and Cinnamon. It's a very deep rich scent that almost feels cosy when you spray it. Definitely A/W appropriate.

Final Thoughts
I adore this perfume. The simple fact that I have nearly used it up shows that. I find that it is a fantastic evening scent that makes you feel girly and glamourous for anight out:)

Much Love

First Youtube Video Ever!

Hello Lovelies,

I was incredibly bored yesterday and for some reason decided to jump on the youtube bandwagon. I did the Fall Loves tag, having seen a few other beauty girls on youtube do their videos.

I actually really enjoyed it! I thought I'd be a nervous wreck (and I did ramble a lot) but It was a lot of fun. If any of you are unsure about starting youtube, just go for it!

Thankyou to slhxbeauty and viviannadoesmakeup for giving me a little nudge towards posting!

Anyway, here it is:

Sorry for the bad lighting towards the end, I didn't realise until it was too late :( . I will film again today so hopefully the lighting will be fixed!

Also, any feedback would be fantastic.

Rate, Comment, Subscribe ;)


Tuesday, 13 September 2011


Hello Lovelies,

Just a quick NOTD. I recently bought some birthday presents for a friend and since I bought her two makeup items I got another free. I decided to treat myself to a nail varnish so picked up Boots 17s new shade SULK.

 Without Flash
With Flash

It is a gorgeous deep shimmery green that's perfect for Autumn. It also dries VERY quickly. Which is obviously great if your in a hurry or just plain impatient!

Do you have any new nail colours for Autumn?

Lots of Love

Monday, 12 September 2011

FOTD Mediterranean Neutrals?

Hello  Lovelies,

I was experimenting with my Sleek Mediterranean Palette last night trying to work out a way I could take the colours into Autumn. Many of the colours in the palette are very bright and summery however, I have found a lovely combination that creates a beautiful neutral autumnal eye.

Here is the pallette:

The colours I used were, Bamboo, Sand Walker and Moors Treasure.

Here is the end result. Im really into burgundy and rusty colours at the moment, so this matches my current outfit choices perfectly. (Obviously not wearing either of those colours in this photo though...)


Revlon Colour Stay Foundation in Ivory
Benefit Boi-ing Concealer in 001
MAC Blush in Well Dressed

Loreal 4D Mascara
Maybelline Gel Liner in Black
Shadows from Sleek Pallette above:
Bamboo(highlight and inner third)
Sand Walker(all over lid)
Moors Treasure (outer third and crease)

Nothing because they're all chapped and broken :(

What colours do you like for Autumn?

Lots of Love

Friday, 9 September 2011

Fragrance Friday #1 (an Introduction)

Hello Lovelies,

 I seem to have accumulated a fair amount of perfume over the last 2 years. My favourite part of my morning routine is choosing which scent to wear for the day, so it is only fitting that my perfume collection seems to keep expanding.
 I was admiring the beautiful bottles on my mantle piece this morning and decided that each lovely scent deserved its own review, that's when I came up with 'Fragrance Friday'.

 From now on, I will do a review of a new perfume I own every Friday (until I run out!)

Bare in mind I actually don't have a specific fragrance or scent that I stick to. If I review a sweet perfume, don't presume the rest will be! Stick with me and there may be one that suits you:) If not, I hope you enjoy the read anyway.

Also let me know if you have any suggestions for new perfumes I should look out for.

Anyway, without further ado, first up is...

 Paul Smith 'Floral'.

Now this perfume is really nostalgic for me. It was the first 'proper' perfume I was ever bought. By proper I mean from a perfume shop (more specifically Manchester airport duty free:P) as appose to the supermarket.

My mum bought me this before we went on holiday a couple of years ago as a present for doing well in GCSEs. I was allowed to choose any perfume I wanted and I was just drawn to the beautiful white tin with a vibrant pop of colour.

You may be thinking 'wait one minute, the picture shows it in a box!' and you would have a point.
The limited edition tin version ran out a long time ago (although I do still use the tin as storage,) the box pictured is actually a farely recent purchase.

I was tootling through the Debenhams sale around a month ago and spotted this for just £11! How could I pass up that opportunity? I suppose I could justify it as letting you guys know it smells good enough to repurchase :P

Enough of the rambling, on to the review...


For me, this would get a 10/10 if it weren't for the annoying wobbly and small plastic nozzle. It makes it really awkward to spray making me terrified of breaking it. Other than this I think it is gorgeous. The design is wonderful and bright without being garish and actually looks very stylish sat on my mantle piece. The bottle itself is also very elegant and I love the way it curves out at the bottom.

Well, £11 that's all I'm going to say...


Despite the name I actually find the scent to be quite sweet and fruity. There is definitely a big wham of florals, however it is an incredibly fresh type of floral. It has quite musky undertones yet is still very light and citrusy.

Final Thoughts

This is one of my favourite perfumes as due to the whole nostalgia thing it will always have a special place in my heart, for that reason alone. I do however recommend this to anyone who likes a nice fresh scent and would love to be reminded of long summer holidays, every morning! A wonderful perfume (personally my Summer scent) that can be used all year round.

Have you tried Paul smith Floral?
Do you like light fresh scents, or do you prefer something a little heavier?

Next Week: Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci

Much Love