Saturday, 18 June 2011

Favourite Fragrances...

*1) TBS White Musk
White musk is probably one of the more controversial scents and up until a couple of years ago I wasn’t a fan and always associated it with little old ladies. Since coming across TBS version I’ve totally changed my opinion and now find the fragrance really ‘clean’ (I’m not sure if you can apply the word clean to a smell, I hope you get what I mean). It’s sort of has a soapy floral ‘kick’ to it. I do refrain from wearing this is as a perfume though and instead use it to spray around my bedroom (oh dear, now you’re all imagining my room to smell like the local retirement home). There was one occasion a year or two back when I wore it to school. I sat down in a geography lesson besides one of the classes more unfriendly characters, he sat there for around 5 minutes snorting his nostrils before announcing (rather loudly) that it smelt like somebody had ‘shat out a garlic chicken kiev.’ He then moved to the front of the class room and never sat next to me again, rather than taking insult from his comments I saw the whole situation as a blessing.
*2) Juicy Couture
I was given my fist bottle of this when it first ‘hit’ shelves in the UK, which if memory serves me right, was 2008. At the time I was only around 13 and had absolutely no interest or adequate taste when it came to perfume, I only wanted a bottle because I was ‘collecting’ Juicy Couture items. This is definitely a taste I now live to regret since Juicy Couture has a line of bags tacky enough to rival even Pauls Boutique and I now have bags and purses collecting dust under my bed. However, I’m still in love with the signature fragrance and even bought a new bottle last summer (this is a rarity for me, I never finish and re-buy products!). It’s a really fruity smell without being too overpowering and during summer it’s perfect. A quick browse of the perfume shop online tells me that it’s heart notes are ‘wild rose’ and ‘princess lily’ with a watermelon top note. This leaves the perfume with a really crisp and fresh smell that sits quite subtly on the skin. I’m really eager to try out some of Juicy’s other fragrances, anybody have any suggestions for the best one?

*3) Jimmy Choo  
I picked a bottle of this up on Tuesday while I was in Boots and I’m confident in saying that this is, by far, my favourite fragrance (even if it did pain me to hand over £50 for a bottle). I’ll try and describe it the best way I can but be warned I am awful at smell descriptions! It’s more of a sweet than floral smell but not so sweet that it’s juvenile and sickly. The perfume shop informs me that the base not is toffee and that smells about right, top notes include ‘pear nectar’ and ‘sweet Italian orange’. The smell is much warmer than Juicy Couture leaving the fragrance fit for both summer and winter use. I would seriously suggest finding a taster of this rather than trying to make sense of my description! The only ‘query’ I have with the perfume is the bottle and packaging. Allegedly Jimmy went for a snake print box to reflect his range of shoes (or so the over erratic women at Boots tells me) , which I suppose is quite clever, just tacky too!

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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Models Own nails...

Yesterday was my birthday and as far as birthdays go it was a bit of a let-down. Happily, I would write a whole post ranting about the ins and outs of why but I’m trying to refrain from my constant complaining on here! Despite my grievances (does that even make sense?) I did get spoilt and now have the money for a summer wardrobe, expect a haul post next month! I was also treated to what looks like half of Lush so I have loads of reviews in mind which will make a nice change!
Moving back to the point of this post, I went to Boots today and picked up some new nail polishes. I spotted the Models Own polishes on 3 for 2 so decided that today was the day I finally picked some up. I’ve seen quite a few bloggers posting about Models Own, the colours all look gorgeous and everybody seems to love them. However, upon applying ‘Blooboo’ I was not impressed (there’s a surprise). I found the formula really disappointing and hard to work with, being a complete ‘nail art novice’ this is the type of thing that deters me from painting my nails. I just don’t have the patience to try and even out the polish and I simply can’t be doing with that gloopy smudged look all around my cuticles. I also found that the polish had a really strong smell, obviously I accept that nail polishes do smell but this one took the stench to new extremes. Does anybody else find this with Models Own or is it just me being cynical again?  Despite all of the above I’m pretty happy with the colour after around two coats and here’s what my nails look like with a layer of Models Own ‘silver smash up’ over the top.

Before I end this post I just wanted to vent some annoyance. People who can not distinguish the difference between ‘to’ and ‘too’ or ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ or ‘there’, ‘their’ and ‘they’re’ or, even more annoyingly, attempt to use ‘intelligent’ language but do so in completely the wrong context should not be allowed on social networking sites.
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Saturday, 4 June 2011

Another two purchases…

How boring am I becoming? Apologies for the fact that I only bother to post when I’ve bought something, I actually have a few product reviews in mind, it’s just getting around to typing them up. While I do enjoy reviewing products, writing about them doesn’t come as easily as writing posts like this do so that’s why I haven’t bothered.
So on Thursday (I think it was Thursday, I seem to lose track of the days without the structure of school) my mum took me shopping, big deal? Yes. My mum hasn’t stepped foot inside a shop that doesn’t sell rambling roses or plant pots in longer than I care to remember (well, excluding Tesco’s off course). I’m pretty sure she’s on a mission to visit every garden centre within Hertfordshire before summer’s through. Anyway, as I was saying, she swapped ‘The Dutch Nursery’ for Topshop and treated me to this playsuit. I’m pretty sure the majority of you would have seen it in one place or another, it’s been in loads of magazines I think. I fell in love with the vibrant colours and the cute buttons on the back so I couldn’t resist adding it to my summer wardrobe.

My other purchase? A dress, bought from Dorothy Perkins with my upcoming NRA in mind. While I do like it, the fit on it leaves a lot to be desired. It was definitely made for a suspiciously small chested person! It’s so tight around this area that it squashes my chest down and then sticks out stupid amounts everywhere else on the rest of my body, leaving a very undesirable box shape. Not a good look! I shall be investing in a skinny patent belt to give it some ‘fit’ and shape! I would post a picture of it but well, my camera was annoying me and yeah you can see this is going into another rant so we’ll leave it at that. I’ll be posting about NRA and Prom later this month (much to my dismay) so you’ll see it then.
Thank you reading, I’ve tried to refrain myself from my usual ranting but seriously, how annoying is blogger?! I can still only comment on certain blogs which is beyond infuriating! Fingers crossed it gets sorted soon.
Hope everybody has a good week!