le parfum.

Sunday 26 February 2012

I have never really been a 'perfume' type of girl. I'm not a big fan of many of the popular scents on the market and quite frankly the thought of paying £30+ on a glorified bottle of scented water terrifies me. Its no secret that today's perfume market is a consumerism playground of overpriced, celebrity endorsed bottles at extortionate prices, but sometimes it is seriously hard to resist those brightly coloured bottles and enticing advertisements however much your mind knows they are complete rip offs!

I actually only own 3 full sized perfumes (the other is Britney Spears Fantasy from my tween obsession with her!), and a fair few mini/tester sizes which I seem to accumulate over time from work or as Christmas presents. Here are my 3 favourite scents...

Joop! Thrill, Paco Robanne Lady Million, Ghost Deep Night

Joop! Thrill was actually given to me at work as a Christmas present, and with its gaudy pink packaging and sweet scent it was an instant hit! I wont attempt to identify the heart or base notes in these fragrances for fear of completely embarrassing myself with my lack of perfume knowledge, but I do know this is a lovely, strong floral scent, which is also reasonably cheap (£15 for 50ml) so is most definitely a favourite with me!

The small moon shaped bottle in the picture is in fact a small 10ml version of Ghost Deep Night which was previously my all time favourite perfume! Its a strong, night time scent which I have millions of sample sizes of from Boots Christmas gift sets!

Out of the three, Paco Robanne Lady Million is an outright favourite for me but at £30 for 30ml it is also the least cost efficient for my bank balance, so this is saved only for the most special of occasions. The smell however is to die for, strong and luxurious but still light enough to wear during the day.

After a little googling I have discovered all my favourite scents are actually floral scents- apparently I'm a floral sort of girl!

An honourable mention also goes to my Boots Natural Collection Vanilla Spray which is the perfect light, soft scent to wear on days when I just cannot justify wasting a £2 squirt of perfume but want to smell sweet. And for only £3 in Boots this is a lovely everyday scent!

What's your all time favourite perfume?!


Saturday 18 February 2012

Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer, Sleek Lipstick in OMG, Fearne Cotton Eye Shimmer A1, Sleek Storm Palette, Sleek Lipstick in Peaches&Cream layered under Pout Paint in Peachy Keen, Avon Supershock Gel Liner, Random Ebay Lashes

I know- wayyy too much of my face in one post... but for good reason I promise!

These pictures were taken by my extremely talented friend Tamara for her photography AS coursework, based on the premise of bright makeup, pale skin and a whole lot of posing. She is extremely good at what she does, and I love love love how they came out! She has her own blog here, on which *fingers crossed* she will be posting more of her beautiful work!

My apologies for scaring you all with my make-up free 'half-faced' look, but hope you like my slightly slapdash attempts at photography make-up! Have a lovely weekend!

seventeen forever.

Tuesday 14 February 2012

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in #1 Nude Beige, Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecter in  #2 Apricot Shimmer, Real Techniques Blush Brush, Hello Kitty Liberty Sweet Sweeps Brush Wrap, Rings (H&M), Tangled, BaByliss Waving Wand, Michael McIntyre Tickets, with my beautiful best friends!

Tuesday was my seventeenth birthday, not a big birthday but I got some amazing presents! My favourite of all was money to start driving lessons, of which I have my first lesson on Thursday, eekkkk! I am unbelievably nervous and a tad worried that I am being trusted in control of a vehicle, especially when I am completely and utterly useless with directions.

I also received the BaByliss Waving Wand for my birthday and it certainly does create the most beautiful soft waves! I used it in the pictures above when I went out with my lovely friends for a birthday meal and the curls lasted for two days after- that's what you call a good curling iron!

I was also lucky enough to get tickets for the Michael McIntyre Work In Progress show the night before my birthday for just £5! We were literally in the front row about a metre away from Michael and it was honestly one of the funniest things I've ever seen, he is literally my favourite human being on the planet!

Finally as a birthday surprise my friends bought me Tangled the movie (my favourite disney movie in the whole world) and also filmed their own special version for me, which I wont post on here as I would be dead in a second! Just want to say I have the best friends in the world- I even got a surprise cake in the shape of a YSL lipstick...

Have a lovely week!

furry beast!

Sunday 5 February 2012

Leggings - Primark, Furry Gilet - Zara, Boots - New Look, Top - Primark, Cardigan - Primark

Its snowing here in England, if you hadn't already heard. I'm not the biggest snow lover; anything that is cold, wet and slippery is most definitely a big no-go for me! Summer please hurry up; I miss the sun and ice creams and tans so very much!

I am slightly besotted with these leggings from Primark. For 4 quid, these were a humongous bargain and are easily the best 'aztec' type print I own at the moment, although these are a size ten and still majorly short for me, so boot wearing is a must with these!

The fur is another firm favourite for me at the moment, I borrowed this lovely gilet from my sister for the evening and oh my does it keep you warm!? I am thinking that in these sub-zero temperatures we are in at the moment, fur is going to be a major part of my wardrobe- faux fur of course!