Monthly Archives: May 2015

Summer Fragrance Edit

#PerfumeCrush: The Summer Fragrance Edit

Since I’ve moved to the Middle East I’ve become obsessed with smelling good! Must have something to do with the way the Emiratis always smell so so good with oud-packed lingering scents… I just love it!

And so my personal tastes in perfumes has kind of changed towards deeper, stronger and more ‘oud-y’ ones as you can tell from my top 5 fragrances for this Summer!

Splash Love for Her

Bath & Body Works Dark Kiss

Valentino Oud Assoluto

Elie Saab L’Eau Couture

Chanel Coco Noir

If you’ve recently been loving a particular perfume, please do tell as I’m always looking for new ones!

Bling Post

#AccessoriesCrush: The ‘Bling’ Edit

2 things about me you didn’t know (or maybe you did actually but hey I’ll say it anyway!). A. I am all for the ‘chic & classy’ look. B. I do love a bit of bling too.

And these are my favourite pieces. They only come out at the weekend since I work in a fairly corporate environment but when the bling comes out, you know there’s going to be partying & dancing involved!

OK so these aren’t expensive pieces at all. In fact, investing in jewellery isn’t my thing at all and I would much rather have loads of options so my favourite points of call in the bling department are H&M, New Look and River Island!

Love hoop earrings (the bigger, the better), love the whole rapper – gold chain thing and I do also like the more girlie/flowery look.

Wanna show me your bling?! (did that sound a bit dodgy?) Tag me in your post!

Top 5 Lip Products

#MakeUpCrush: My (new) Top 5 Lip Products

So this post kinda of started off with an Instagram challenge where I was tagged by the beautiful beauty blogger Jamie from Its Just Me (check her youtube channel here!)

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I thought the tag was a really cool one and one that would allow me to update all of my followers on my new favourite lip products!

Screen Shot 2015-05-03 at 4.24.19 PM– Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levre in #31 (here)

– Glam Gals Lip Gloss  Matte in #LIM21 (here)

– Kiko 3D Intense Volume Lip Gloss in #213 (here)

– Isadora Twist-Up Gloss Stick in #09CherryPie (here)

– Dior Rouge Balm in #468Spring (here)

Can’t wait to check out your top 5. Do tag me in your post!

 

 

 

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#BeautyCrush: Current star products

For my first skincare post in what seems like ages, I thought I’d share my current favourite skincare bits. I’ve been using these for over 3 months now and absolutely love them!

Here we go:

Sephora Liquid Moisturizing Skin Concentrate – a toner/serum/concentrate all in one?! Love the concept. Applied with a cotton pad, easy peasy lemon squeazy. Moisturised and glowy looking skin in no time!

Sephora Radiance Cleansing Foam – Does a great job cleasing my skin without over drying it. You do need to use an oil-based cleanser to remove heavy make-up first though but as a morning cleanser, it’s a great product and a total bargain!

Le Jour De Chanel – I did splurge a bit on this one. I kind of liked the idea of treating my skin to something a little special. I bought it back in December, have used it every single morning since and I still have loads left! Besides, it does somehow make my skin look good! Hefty price but worth every $$$!!

The Body Shop Vitamine E Overniight Serum-in-Oil – Believe I’ve tried quite a few overnight oils, mainly because I’m lazy and really like the idea of applying just one product before hitting my pillow. And from all of those I’ve tried, this one is by far my favourite one! And it helps that it is one of the cheapest ;). Not too greasy, smells really good and I usually wake up to really really good skin. Like seriously. Try it!

Elizabeth Arden Visible Different Moiturising Eye Cream – I recently went through a bit of a phase where i wasn’t getting as much sleep as I would have liked which left me with nasty little lines under the eyes so I went on the internet, got googling and opted to try this one out! A fab product! Love love it. No more lines, no puffiness and no shadows. BAM!

Right, I hope I’ve inspired you to try one or a few of these amazing products. If I have, please do tell! Would love to hear your thoughts!

Shall we talk make-up next?! For real.