Thursday, 28 May 2015

My Favourite Perfumes ♡

Over the last year I have built up quite a large perfume collection and have found many scents that I love along the way! My favourite thing about perfume is that the certain scent can bring you back to certain places, who you were with and what you were doing when you wore it. 

For me personally Britney Spears Fantasy and Taylor Swift Wonderstruck have the best memories for me! Now I'm a bit older I prefer more heavy/musky fragrances but I'm still partial to a Taylor Swift fragrance (Obviously)! 

Estee Lauder Modern Muse

I believe that this is still quite a new fragrance from the brand and was just released at Christmas 2014. I received a sample in a gift set and wore it all through winter and had to have the full bottle! It's very difficult to describe a scent in a blog post so I've found this description online; 'An alluring contrast of sparkling florals and sleek, sensual woods.' Take it from me - It smells amazing (and the bottle is cute too!)

Michael Kors 'Michael' & 'Sexy Amber'

Michael is a bottle I picked up before going on holiday last year in the airport which is my favourite thing to do as one smell of this an I'm transported to a beach! This is described as 'gorgeous floral with sensuous spices, Freesia, Turkish Rose, Orange Flower, White Peony, dried fig and exotic Moroccan incense.' I was bought Sexy Amber on my birthday never having smelt it before, it's very similar to Michael but I love how much lighter it is and it's my go to everyday scent at the moment! 'sumptuous amber wrapped in sandalwood and musk, against a bright backdrop of dazzling orange, mandarin and white florals'.

Taylor Swift 'Made of Starlight'

And finally it wouldn't be right if I didn't have a Taylor Swift perfume in here. This one is called 'Made of Starlight' and is the most floral of the perfumes I have. 'a beautiful blend of crisp fruits and soft florals, kissed by tender woods. This truly memorable scent is inviting, fresh and feminine, and encapsulates all of Taylor’s favourite things.' It's the most grown up of all her scents I think but I always have it in my bag to spritz on when I need a pick me up as it's such a lovely fragrance! 

What are your favourite perfumes?


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Dior Star Foundation Review

dior star foundation review

Being the first Dior product I have tried I had high hopes for this foundation but I'm completely sure it delivered. With many of my friends having mixed reviews on this foundation I wanted to try it out for myself to see what the fuss was about.
The colour match is perfect, I chose the lightest shade available and it's not too orangey at all which I was a bit nervous about ordering online but ended up lucky! (The temptalia foundation matrix is amazing for finding your shade)

This foundation's selling point is that it is illuminating and brightening and I can totally agree with that, it looking extremely natural and feels lovely and light on your skin which is something to think about now we're suddenly into spring and the weather is getting warmer. My main concern with this foundation is the ability for it to go cakey throughout the day on dry & oily skin no matter what type of primer you use so I certainly would not recommend it for a nightout or long-use. No matter how I apply this, with a sponge, brushes, my fingers I just can't seem to get it to sit right on my skin. Saying that if you are looking for a light/medium weight foundation for perhaps a holiday, I'd say go for it. I'm willing to give this foundation a second chance as we go into June/July but for now I'm just not warming to it.

Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

New MAC Lipstick Collection Summer 2015

I was having a look on the temptalia website and saw that there is a new MAC collection launching in summer introducing the topselling lipliner 'Whirl' as a lipstick which I am so excited about!
They are a range of exsisting matte shades and new ones but I'm really excited as matte shades can be so versitile and tend to last longer than the other mac formulations I find. 

TIP: If you don't like matte formulas or find them drying then add a clear lipgloss over the top for a different effect - Also, Lush's bubblegum lip scrub works wonders!

What shades are you most excited about? I'm looking forward to 'Whirl' and 'Men Love Mystery'



An Update!

Hello there, it's been a while since I last posted anything to this blog but I've finally qualified as a make up artist so I'll have much more time to blog :) There's so much skincare and make up I have been excited about recently and really would like to post more. Also thank you so much for 80 bloglovin followers, it means alot!