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Friday 28 November 2014

Review: Taylor Swift Enchanted Wonderstruck

Another post where I mention the love of my life? Of course.
I can't believe I haven't written about the Taylor Swift Enchanted Wonderstruck perfume yet! I've had it for a good few months now and I think its time to tell you all what I think.

Firstly, the packaging is extremely similar to the original Wonderstruck perfume, (which I believe I am on my fourth bottle of now...oops) but it has a red colour theme rather than the original purple. The bottle is still one of my favourite perfume bottle designs ever, perhaps I am a little bit bias, but I do just love the shimmer that runs through the bottle, and the intricate charms.

Onto the scent, and it is slightly more musky than the first, and I think its more of an acquired taste. Initially I thought it smelt a tiny bit (only a tiny bit) of Air Freshner, but it has really grown on me and I wear it nearly everyday. There is still a very floral and fruity hint to the fragrance and I would still say it is aimed more at the younger audience. Similarly to Wonderstruck I would say that it is more of a daytime fragrance. 

Considering it is an Eau De Parfum, the lasting power is absolutely amazing, and I can always still smell it by the end of the day. I do however have to say the original Wonderstruck is more my thing, but if you prefer more musky and mysterious scents then you would probably love this. Don't be put off by the fact its a celebrity fragrance, because it really is so much nicer than you'd think. 

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Monday 24 November 2014

Current Favourite: Benefit They're Real Mascara

Firstly, I'd like to apologise for the lack of blog posts around here recently, I've been finding it hard juggling uni life and blogging etc so please bare with me.
 Anyway I decided that I wanted to start a new series on my blog simply called  'Current Favourites', where I will post one favourite every fortnight. I've been lacking on the monthly favourites posts and videos recently so there's quite a lot of new and old favourites lurking around my makeup stash. The first being the Benefit They're Real Mascara.

This lil' old mascara had so much hype surrounding it when it was first released, and I'm pretty sure its a blogger cult favourite, with good reason. At first I did just think it was an overpriced mascara that probably wouldn't even work that well, but trust me, its the best mascara ever, especially for those of you with straight and short lashes like myself. It definitely holds a curl well.

 The formula is not too wet, and I find that it is extremely easy to layer and work with. It normally only takes two layers for me to create the perfect lashes and to get enough volume and drama. I love how there are bristles on the end of the wand too, as this makes separating corner lashes so much easier and you can use the wand much more precisely. One thing I don't recommend doing is blinking whilst doing your lower lashes. It sounds pretty self explanatory but sometimes you just cant hold that blink, and I've blinked on this wand far too many times, and it is painful as *insert rude word of choice here*!

There is only one slightly negative thing I can think about this bad boy, and thats that it is so hard to remove. Even when you think its all off, you'll still wake up in the morning with panda eyes! The best thing I have found is to use an oil based eye makeup remover and a fairly oily cleanser afterwards - that usually does the trick.

Truly one of my favourite mascaras, it's just a shame about the non-student friendly price tag that it comes with. What's your all time favourite mascara?
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Wednesday 19 November 2014

My Picks: A/W Coats 2014

There are so many beautiful coats out in the shops at the moment and so many have caught my eye whilst I have been online shopping. A lot of them are fairly pricey, but for a decent winter coat I'd expect to pay at least £60. 
Here are my top 6:

1. Camel Faux Fur Collar Boyfriend Coat - £59.99
How snug does this look?! Camel has never been my favourite colour for coats but this one really screamed out to me, mainly because of the huge fur collar. I am a sucker for anything with fur, and I think the fur really adds something chic to this coat.

2. Green Check Faux Fur Collar Coat - £64.99
This is probably my favourite out of all my picks because I adore the tartan pattern. With black ripped knee skinny jeans this coat would look so edgy, but the fur softens everything down at the same time. 

3. Khaki Faux Fur Hooded Trim Parka - £64.99
I was quite surprised at the cost of this coat (I don't know if thats just because I am a super tight student at the moment or..) especially since it is from New Look. Nonetheless I think everyone needs a stylish parka in their life for the colder months, and the leather detailing adds something different.

4. Burgundy Faux Fur Collar Biker Jacket - £55.00
Obviously more of a jacket than a coat, however I still think it would be really warm in the colder months because of the fur collar. I would never really think of Burgundy when looking for a leather jacket, but it's nice to have a change from black, and I definitely think this one will be creeping into my wardrobe around christmas time. 

5. ASOS Cocoon Coat - £85.00
How could I write this post without a baby pink, oversized coat thrown in the mix?! I actually bought a similar coat from Dorothy Perkins in their sale last year, but it definitely isn't an oversized fit. The oversized look is really in this year and it is definitely a flattering coat for most shapes. Pink is certainly not for everyone but I absolutely love it!

6. Vero Moda Smart Wool Mix Coat - £85.00
This one is probably not the warmest of all the coats but it is super smart when done up, but can also be worn undone for a more casual, day to day look. Again I think this coat is slightly expensive for the way in which is looks, however I do find that Vero Moda clothes are very high quality so that is probably reflected in the price.

Which is your favourite coat?
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