Saturday, 24 January 2015

New Layout 2015!

Hey everyone,

I have finally changed my blog layout. It is not perfect or how I really want it to look, but it will do for now and at least there is some purple at last!

I am hoping to get back into the swing of posting in the next couple of months and hopefully it will be for good this time.

Watch this space! ;)


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

GUCCI Mini Perfume Gift Set

Today I am going to review a perfume gift set that I bought from Boots.com during their Boxing Day sales 2014. It is the GUCCI Miniatures Gift Set and it was exclusively sold in Boots stores and on Boots.com. I love the concept of mini perfume sets and it’s a shame that not more brands do them! You get to sample more scents from brands, and if there is a certain perfume you are interested in, you would be able to sample it before potentially wasting your money buying a full size bottle of a scent you might not like. In this particular set you get five (5ml) mini fragrances to sample and I actually already bought a full size of the Guilty scent, but waited until I got this set to test it! A big gamble I know, but it did pay off this time! Here are the five miniature bottles of scents included:-
FLORA BY GUCCI
The bottle is so cute and with a little ribbon bow too. The notes contained in this little bottle are; citrus, peony, mandarin, osmanthus, rose, sandalwood, patchouli and pink pepper. It smells really light and florally. It comes across strong when first applied, but then it settles down and smells delicate. I do quite like this scent, although I wouldn’t re-purchase it as it comes across a bit mature. I give this perfume 4/5.
GUCCI GUILTY
The bottle design is simple but lovely to look at. It contains the notes, mandarin, pink pepper, peach, lilac, geranium, amber and patchouli. To me it smells quite fruity and the floral notes give it that sexy scent. I am actually a little in love with this scent and I am glad that I also bought it in a full size bottle (before trying). It smells quite strong when first applied, but settles a little after, but you can still smell it yourself. I give this perfume 5/5.

GUCCI GUILTY BLACK
The bottle design is a near copy of the Guilty scent, but darker in design. The notes included in this scent are; pink pepper, red berries, raspberry, peach, violet, lilac, patchouli and amber. It smells a lot like the Guilty version, but this one smells more floral and comes across more deep, like you’d expect a night time fragrance to be. I do really like this scent, but I wouldn’t pick it over the regular Guilty version. I give this perfume 4/5.
GUCCI PREMIÈRE
The bottle is simple, squared and block gold. The notes included are; bergamot, blackberry, white flowers, musk, orange blossom, wood, patchouli and sandalwood. It smells quite floral and the musk stands out the most. It is quite a strong scent when first applied, but it does dry down nicely to a warming floral scent. There is a slightly different eau de toilette version of this scent below. I give this perfume 5/5.

GUCCI PREMIÈRE (EAU DE TOILETTE)
The bottle for this scent is the same as the eau de parfum, but the glass is transparent and you can see the liquid perfume. The notes slightly differ to the eau de parfum; bergamot, orange blossom, champagne, Bulgarian rose, freesia, jasmine, musk, patchouli, wood and leather. It smells really light, but not delicate. It has a strong floral scent, but it is not overpowering and actually smells kind of classy. It smells a lot like the eau de parfum in the way that they share the same floral notes, but they do smell different and most notably the fact that the eau de toilette doesn’t contain musk as a note. I actually like both versions of the scent, but if I had to pick one, I would probably choose the original/eau de parfum version. I give this perfume 5/5.

Overall this is a really great sample gift set and I wish more brands did this for their fragrances, especially the more expensive brands. My favourite fragrance from the set is definitely Guilty! I do like the other four scents, but Guilty is the only one I would re-purchase myself (already have!).

Price - £35.00   Rating - 5/5
Recommend - Yes       Re-Purchase - Yes (as a gift)
Available at - Boots.com (exclusively)

What on your thoughts on this perfume set?

♥ ♥

Monday, 12 January 2015

Glossybox - January 2015

My first Glossybox post of the year, and it won’t be the last! This box is actually quite exciting and you also get a HellFresh.co.uk £25.00 gift card and that next month preview card. For February’s preview, everyone will get a full size Royal Apothic Tintie Lip Butter in their box. Let’s see what I got in my first box of 2015:-
| 15g - £10.00 |
I have tested this and it is a nice product. The colour is a bit odd, but as an eye base would look pretty. It spreads quite a long way, which I don’t like for a cheekbone highlighter because it’s a bit messy, no matter how much you squeeze out! The packaging is also very nice and the tube comes quite full with the product.

| 200ml - £9.00 |
I am quite excited to try this because I love trying face cleaners. This one smells quite nice and the description sounds very promising.

| 4.25g - £4.00 |
I’m not really into lip balms and if I need to use one, I tend to go for a tinted one. It does smell kind of pleasant, fruity and like really sweet brown sugar.

| £4.00 |
I am always interested in trying eyeliner pencils and I am kind of glad that this shade isn’t black. I haven’t tried it fully yet, but from the swatch I did, the formula seems very smooth.

| 5g - £7.00 |
The packaging of this product is quite nice, but I don’t like the concept of application! I prefer pan blushes and the colour looks quite nice, but too bright and rosy for me. Also the powder smells quite strange; I wouldn’t purchase this product myself.

This is a really good box and I can get use out of everything (but the £25.00 voucher). The most interesting product to me is the toner and the least interesting product is the lip balm. I am excited for next month’s box, mostly because it’s free because I collected enough Glossydots!

What are your thoughts on this box?