Friday, 18 March 2016

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush™ Fragrance Mist

I was browsing Boots website, as I had other Soap & Glory products to re-purchase and I came across their new fragrance mist line. I believe there are only three scents at the moment, all 100ml; Sugar Crush, Mist You Madly and Fruitigo. I decided to get Sugar Crush because the body scrub of the same scent smells amazing.

The bottle is rectangular and made of lime coloured glass. It has a bit of weight to it and looks kind of expensive. The cap is made of silver plastic and has a lime green band around the middle. To apply the scent, you pull off the cap which reveals the usual perfume spritzer and dispenses the scent when pressed.

The fragrance notes are:-

Sweet Lime, Vanilla & Musk

First of all, the bottle design is amazing and the scent does smell exactly like the body scrub, but there is a slight variance. I think it smells sweeter than the body products with the same scent. It smells quite strong when first sprayed, but the scent slowly weakens. It doesn’t last as long as regular perfumes, but it’s fine for a body mist.

Although I do quite like the scent, it’s not something I would typically wear. I like smelling it because it does smell amazing, but do I like wearing it? (not really). I would probably love this more as a room spray.

Price - £10.00   Rating - 3/5
Recommend - Yes       Re-Purchase - No
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What on your thoughts on this body mist?

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Friday, 11 March 2016

Glossybox - March 2016

I have been looking forward to receiving this box, not because of sneak peeks (I actually haven't seen any) it’s because I used my Glossydots to purchase it. It can take ages to save the points, plus I don’t really like doing the reviews, but it is worth it to get a ‘free’ box once in a while. Here is what I got this month:-

LUXIE Rose Gold Large Angled Face Brush (504)
| Full Size |
This is a lovely looking brush and the bristles are so soft. I am looking forward to giving it ago. I will most likely use it for bronzer or maybe highlighter.
--- £10.42 ---

OLAY Regenerist Skin Tone Perfecting Cream
| 7ml - Sample |
This is a cute little sample and it smells really nice.
--- £29.99 - 50ml ---

Hey Honey Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum
| 15ml - Sample |
I’ve not heard of this brand before and the packaging is nice. You have to cut the top of the applicator to open it, which will keep the product nice and fresh until you want to start using it.
--- £28.81 - 30ml ---

-417 Catharsis Vitamin Mineral Shampoo & Conditioner
| 40ml - Samples |
I’ve not heard of this brand before either and both samples smell really nice. They do sound quite interesting and would be good to test whilst travelling.
--- £16.89 - 250ml ---

COLLECTION Speedy Highlighter in Pearl Sheen (01)
| 5g - Full Size |
This product smells odd and I do like the idea behind it. I think the shade is slight too light and neutral for me, it doesn’t really show up on my skin when swatched. Plus I don’t think the texture is creamy enough to apply over foundation and powders. I suppose I will have to give it ago to find out.
--- £3.99 ---

I have been gradually unsubscribing from beauty boxes and have now decided that this will be my last Glossybox, for a while anyway. I love receiving them, but I receive a range of products and the majority of them don’t get used. I feel like that in every beauty box post, I say I don’t like certain products; lipglosses, lip balms, all hair products, body products (lotions, creams etc), face products (creams, foundation samples etc), and these are the types of products that are always included in all types of beauty boxes. I’m basically subscribed on the off chance that I might receive a good make-up product (mascara, pink lipstick, eyeliner etc) or perfume samples. If you add up what I have had and what I’ve actually kept/use, it is a complete waste of money! This isn’t the company’s fault, it’s mine because I am a make-up and perfume junkie and all other products just don’t interest me, plus I can be quite picky with what I will use. I feel like I’m just paying for items I don’t want, just to store them a while and then throw them away, I may as well just burn the £13.25 a month! I’m not saying I won’t subscribe again, but I think a rolling subscription is just feeding my bad habit and is not helping. I think in future if I see an interesting box, I might just buy that one-off box and then maybe I will appreciate it more.

Anyway, enough with the negatives this box was quite interesting this month apart from the obvious problem products. I really like the look of the brush and I would say that this is the star product of the box, plus every subscriber got one of these in their box this month. I have seen other boxes that received a Too Faced Melted Lipstick, so I am a little sad that I didn’t get one, but I am a little scared of the swatches I’ve seen of them, so if I did get one, knowing my luck it would have been a bright red or purple shade!

Sneak Peek!
The teaser for April’s box is that everyone will receive a The Body Shop Oils of Life Facial Oil.

What are your thoughts on this box?

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Serial Sampler #6

I got this sample as a gift with purchase a while ago when I shopped online.

It is Narciso by Narciso Rodriguez and it is a 0.8ml spritzer sample of the eau de parfum.

It contains very few notes such as; Gardenia, White Rose, Musk, Vetiver, Cedar and White Cedar Extract.

It smells quite powdery and musky when you first spray it, after it settles it just smells very floral. It is what I would call a vintage scent (some people would say old lady). It is definitely not my cup of tea and is more suited to mature women. It kind of reminds me of one of the Alice perfumes by Vivienne Westwood.

You can buy it in 30ml (£37), 50ml (£59) and 90ml (£71) and it is available at places such as; Superdrug and Sephora.

What do you think of this perfume?

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Monday, 22 February 2016

Birchbox - February 2016

I saw the sneak peek for this month’s box so I decided to re-subscribe again. What caught my eye the most was the Spectrum brush that is included. This month’s box design is also very nice and has the quote “Shine bright like a diamond” in the middle of the design. There was three colour themes for this month’s box; purple, blue and pink. I received the pink version. Here is what goodies I received this month:
Spectrum Collections Tapered Powder Brush
| Full Size - £7.99 |
I’ve seen these brushes before and they all look cool. The bristles are so soft too! It’s nice to get a different type of brush, instead of the usual eyeshadow brush that most beauty boxes tend to include. It is a great brush and I would probably just use it for applying blush because I prefer my powder brushes to be a bit larger.

LOC One and Done Shadow Stick in Champagne Problems
| 1.35g - £8.00 |
Every box this month includes this product, but you got to choose the shade. There were two choices; champagne or gold. I chose the champagne colour and it does swatch quite nice. I just wish that these types of eye pencils would twist up instead of requiring sharpening because it is less messy.

Herbalosophy Balance Shampoo
| 40ml - £16.00 |
It smells quite nice, but as it is a hair product it doesn’t interest me.

Korres Milk Proteins 3-in-1 Cleansing Emulsion
| 16ml - £15.00 |
I’m always up for trying new face cleansers and this one seems very beneficial with it containing milk proteins.

Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Gel
| 40ml - £33.00 |
This product smells nice too. I’m not into body moisturising, mostly because I’m too lazy, so I probably won’t use this much. I have tried it on my hands and it was ok.

Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream
| 3ml (Sample Sachet) - £29.00 |
This is the BEAUTY BONUS product of the box. I’m not really interested in using this sample, but from reading the instructions it is a cream, but when you rub it into your hands it should turn to oil, which can then be applied to your face. I think that is what the ‘magic’ claim is.
It was a good box this month, but it just confirms the reasons I unsubscribed in the first place. I will be unsubscribing again, but I can’t promise that I won’t subscribe again in the future, especially if the sneak peeks look too good to miss.

What are your thoughts on this box?

Friday, 19 February 2016

MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick

Viva Glam V (lustre) - neutral pink with pearl

Really rich, creamy and shiny. Has that lovely MAC vanilla scent.

What do you think of this product?

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