Beauty, Lifestyle

      New obsessions 

Dont you love it when people compliment your fragrance… and then you’re little miss forgetful when they question what it is because you know it means they’ll smell as good as you within the week if you spill. Welll, I’m almost reluctant to share this post because once the secrets out there’s no going back but selfish isn’t a trate I would like to be known as. Basically of all the perfumes I’ve ever purchased I have found more than one ultimate favourite in New Looks NEW Fragrence collection. Perfectly priced at £4.99 for a handbag sized 20 ml and often part of a 3 for 2 beauty promo, which means you can take advantage of all their custom scents! 

Oriental night is the lushest thing that’s ever graced my nostrils . I’m bored of the standard sweet & floral fragrances doing the rounds and  loveeeee the spicey undertones with the sweetness of that honey in the purple box . It’s like a female version of Spice Bomb by Viktor & Rolph (MMM)!! This plus the ‘seductiveness’ of midnight bloom = SCENTIN’ ELL! 

They’re totally on to something with this fragrance layering idea , if one smells good … 2 together smells amaze . My most recent purchase is number 1 , ‘Exotic rose’. I can smell actual Turkish delight in there somewhere! They’re all kind of worldly and  interesting. (I’ve always regarded interesting as the highest compliment you can give anything/one).

It’s an affordable way to change up your scent regularly and I’m totally buying in to it. Make sure you try some of the combos and report back with the thumbs up & no go’s. Plus, let me know of any other fragrances I should be spritzing! 

Beauty, Lifestyle, Skincare

Lotus Flower & Tiger Lily 

I am a sucker for a skin care product. For years I neglected my face with a really basic skin care regime. A couple of years ago after using my magnifier mirror and noticing the beginnings of the aging process , faint wrinkles and signs of sun damage, my attitude towards skin care changed dramatically and without sounding like ‘I LOVE MY FACE’ , the results were incred! 

There’s a whole load of products I can’t wait to share with you but with the introduction of face pack Sunday (Ta’ Gem & Lex-the pals who shared this Sunday ritual with me) my skin quickly looked & felt mucho healthier.

I usually use charcoal based face packs or ones with Kaolin and bentonite that mattify my oily skin by adsorbing all the excess sebum (sexy greasiness) but I can’t resist a newbie on the market, especially the exotic flavours of the Boots sheet face masks. 

Over the course of the last few weeks I’ve tried all 3 and I’m actually v.impressed! All 3 mildly tingled my little face in an ‘ Oo this is actually working’ kind of way a few mins after application. I was initially upset that they weren’t quirkily scented, in retrospect though I see that as a positive as I can be sure all the products used are as natural as they portray . I put on some chilled music and had 15 mins  T.O where I literally just lay on my bed. I kid you not I could almost feel the product being absorbed by my pores. My only issue really was  that you can’t move even the tiniest facial muscle without it slipping off. Aside from that and the fact you look like you belong in a horror film for a quarter of an hour, I would highly reccomend a trial of them. They’re super soft , (tiger lily in particular)so peeling them off feels veryyy satisfying.

I rate the Rooibos,  highest. From what I gather Rooibos is a South African plant extract. I’ve only ever had it in tea but why not put it on your face!? I’ve become a bit of a night owl recently and noticed some bag-age under my eyes, it genuinely faded those darker circles and I did feel more energized post face mask.

What I liked most is that you don’t have to deal with the faff or removing all that dry mud off your face, you’re able to massage the remaining product in to your skin.  I had so much excess left in the packet I’ll moisturise with a little later in the week.

I’m  keen to try the FACEINC flower bomb face pack by Nails inc next. I’m going to invest in a few more of the Garnier moistire bombs for when my skin feels abused after a being outside post winter walks too! 

Always grateful for skincare reccomendations and reviews …