1 February 2015

Suddenly Madame Glamour Eau De Parfum Review

Okay so this is probably a perfume you've never even heard of. Am I right? Yes. I hadn't heard of it either until my friend at work started spraying it and I immediately asked her where it was from. I firstly assumed it was Dior or Chanel, and much to my surprise, she responded with "it's a Lidl perfume". Yup, you heard it right... Lidl. Now, I'm not a shopping snob, I love getting a food shop from Aldi - but I was absolutely gobsmacked. It smells like a high end, luxurious scent. 

She kindly offered to pick me a bottle up on her next shopping trip and I was super excited when she brought it into work for me a few days later. Now the packaging isn't amazing but it isn't bad either. It has lovely golden detailing and a peachy tinted bottle. It actually isn't too far off looking like my Ghost Sweetheart perfume. Oh, and the best part of all is, it retails at £3.99 for 50ml - what a bargain!

I'm horrendous at describing scents, but after a little bit of research I found that several newspapers have actually picked up on the luxurious scent too and have compared it to Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle. It's surprisingly rather long lasting too, I usually just have a little top up in the afternoon. Either way, I don't think spending £3.99 for a gorgeous new scent is hardly breaking the bank, so get yourself down to Lidl ladies! 

Have anyone else tested out this perfume before? What where your thoughts?

28 January 2015

Currently listening to...

Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour 
Oh my goodness. This gentleman is the love of my life, sorry Jake. I listened to this album every morning and every evening travelling to and from work when I was a commuter for 3 months - and it never got old. I still listen to the album most days now. Sam Smith is such an amazing artist, he is so so talented. I could (and do) listen to his voice 24-7. If you haven't heard this album (first off - what the heck!!!) you need to get your hands on it now. Thank me later. 

Taylor Swift 1989 
Well, I can't say I was always a Taylor fan, but much to my surprise - she is pretty darn amazing. I did like the odd song she released but then I found her irritating. However, there's something about her recently that I'm starting to like. Then Shake It Off came out and I loved it, even more so Blank Space... so I got the album and voila, I'm a Swiftie & proud.

Jessie Ware Tough Love 
I love her. She has the most stunning voice and this album has some catchy but chilled songs - You & I being a favourite, along with Champagne Kisses and Desire. It's one of those alums were you can proper belt it out and have a good ole sing along (much to Jake's delight).

What albums are you currently listening to?

25 January 2015

Sleek Blush by 3 Pink Lemonade Review

I've been wanting to expand on my ever so tiresome looking blusher collection for some time now and after receiving a Boots voucher for Christmas I thought I'd pick myself a new one up...or three!

I was at the Sleek stand already selecting the infamous Storm palette, when I spotted their collection of blusher trios. After swatching nearly ever single one of them, I finally decided to go with Pink Lemonade. I do love a bright pinky blusher shade and this one ticked all the boxes! I actually haven't tried any Sleek products before (shock horror!) so I was very excited to see what all the fuss is about.

The Blush by 3 palette features two shimmer blushers and one creamy blusher. I don't really have a preference as I really love both of the formulas, but it was nice to have a little mix of the two. The palette includes the shades Icing, Macaroon and Pink Mint that I equally admire. The colours are super pigmented, so a little goes a long way, and I found that all three kept my cheeks blushed all day. Of course, the creamy blush is a little more long lasting and stubborn, but I find that with all creamy blushes, I also find they're much easier to blend onto the cheek on application. 

You can find the Blush by 3 palette here for £9.99. Have you ever tried one of their Blush by 3 palettes?