Saturday, 19 October 2013
I recently drove down to the Westfield's shopping centre in Stratford for the first time since it opened. My usual place for spending all of my money is Bluewater, or Covent Garden if I'm feeling fancy, but after googling the store list Westfield's had to offer I thought I'd finally take the trip up to East London. One of the stores that I'd been looking forward to perusing was the US based lingerie heavyweight Victoria's Secret. To be honest, I wasn't massively into the bras and knickers they had to offer, but what DID catch my eye was the huge array of 'Fragrance Mists'. And they were on offer for 3 for £24.
I spent a good 20 minutes spraying every mist until there was no space left on my arm/coat/scarf, much to my boyfriends annoyance. I eventually settled on 'Such A Flirt', 'Enchanted Nights' and 'Midnight Dare'.
'Such A Flirt' is a light, floral mix of starfruit and white orchid, it's the sweetest and most girly of the three and I like to spray this liberally over my clothes in the mornings, not particularly because I'm a flirt. just cos.
'Enchanted Nights' is from the limited edition 'Fall' (that's Autumn for us British) collection. It is a blend of coconut flower and silky sandalwood. This is probably my favourite of the three, mainly due to the scent of sandalwood. Up until I started my new job I had no idea what Sandalwood was or smelled like, however, I have started to do some relaxation sessions at work which include using various aromatherapy oils and I have become really fond of the warm and woody scent of sandalwood. So if that's your thing, give this a try.
Lastly, 'Midnight Dare' is another fruity scent mixed with raspberry and my fave again, sandalwood. This one is pretty similar to the aforementioned enchanted nights. I'm not gonna lie, I picked this one cos I liked the name and the bottle. After a few hours wear, this one literally smells like sugary fruit on your clothes. Weird, but I kinda like it.
All in all I've been really enjoying these mists. They are not the most sophisticated or long wearing but are great for everyday wear rather than going for your favourite (expensive) perfume every morning. The packaging and names on the bottles are super cute, look pretty on any dressing table and if you like smelling sweet and girly, you will like them. They would also make a great christmas present with the offer on too!
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
I am in the throes of an essie love affair. The long wear, wide set one swipe brush, the array of seriously b e a u t i f u l colours on offer. When it comes to lacquering up my nails, essie has my heart (sorry barry m gelly's, there's room for you too). I didn't think my love could get any deeper until I saw this little guy doing the rounds on the blogging circuit.
After School Boy Blazer looks almost black on the nails but reflects a gorgeous deep, midnight navy in the light. I slathered this on my nails on Sunday night and couldn't bear to take it off and rocked it to work the next day (even though I'm not allowed to wear stuff on my nails). Naughty.
You will get a good 5 days wear out of this with no chips if you use a good top coat (seche vite is the holy grail of top coats- get it).
And it has the best name ever. Look no further for your navy hues this Autumn. You can pick this up for about £8 in boots.
Sorry about the rubbish swatch, this is what it looks like with rubbish lighting on instagram.