Saturday, 29 November 2014

NOTD: Essie 'Wicked'

I love Essie nail polishes, and while looking through the Boots website I came across this gem. The shade is called 'Wicked' which is one of Essie's red toned nail colours.

I'd been on the lookout for a deep berry/black toned nail polish for a while, especially seeing as it is now Autumn/Winter and it is the perfect colour for this time of year. 'Wicked' gave me exactly what I wanted. It''s got a great coverage and does not chip easily as all!

Priced at £7.99 it's a bargain, and as Christmas is just around the corner it would make a brilliant stocking filler!

CarrieFi x

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Calvin Klein 'Reveal' Review

I actually came across this perfume when reading last month's Cosmopolitan magazine. It was part of an advert where you could smell the fragrance on the page. As soon as I had smelled it I fell in love with the fragrance, it just draws you in without you really realising.

The fragrance itself is extremely seductive, it's one of those ones where if you were to walk past someone wearing it, you'd want to walk after them to ask what scent they are wearing. It's a scent that can be worn any time- be it day or night, and it lasts very well over a long period of time. It doesn't smell as strong over the day as it would when you have first sprayed it, but it lasts nonetheless.

To describe what it smells like, the one thing that stands out to me is pepper. It smells very peppery in my opinion, but it's not outputting. In fact, it gives the scent that warmth that makes the fragrance desirable. The scent also contains raw salt, making the 'Reveal' perfume the first to do so. I can't really say I have noticed the raw salt too much, after the second time of applying it, I could, but it's not something that stands out massively to me. Again, it's the raw salt, that gives the perfume that warmth and depth. I would also say that the perfume smells musky after a while too.

The bottle that the fragrance is in, is one of the most unique bottles I have ever seen! At first I did wonder if I was going to be able to stand the bottle up as the design of it is square with curved edges. I didn't see any way of standing it up so I resigned myself to having to lay the bottle down, until, I noticed that there is
actually a flat side of one of the edges where you can stand the bottle up (phew!).

I actually bought the 30ml bottle from Boots which cost £34.20. So if you're looking for a Christmas present for that someone special, I would highly recommend this!

CarrieFi x

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Boots Haul!- November 2014

I just couldn't resist the urge to make a trip onto the Boots website the other day and make some purchases. Some of the things in my haul were necessities, however, there are some products that I wanted to treat myself to, and also a couple of freebies!

First, onto the necessities. Back in the summer I purchased the Origins Gin Zing moisturiser as part of a gift set which also included eye cream and mascara. Well, my moisturiser has run out and I needed to keep that moisturiser in my life. It's perfect, not greasy and just sinks straight into your skin.

I also needed some more of the Maybelline 'The Falsies' mascara. This is another product of which I always sing its praises. I've tried many mascara's over the years and none of them compare to 'The Falsies'. It's the only mascara that I've ever used that lifts my lashes and gives them definition and volume. I think it's mostly due to the fact that the wand is curved so it can get right into the base of your lashes.

Another necessity is the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I've been running low on the for while, not helped by the fact the powder actually smashed to pieces (oops!), probably caused by me banging my makeup brush against the side of it, so I lost majority of the powder. I've learned my lesson now not to do that!

Finally, I also needed to restock up my Collection Lasting Perfection concealer. I go through concealer so quickly!


Now it's onto the products that I just needed to treat myself to! The first one is the Benefit Brow Zings brow kit. When it comes to my brows I just used to use a brown eyeshadow that I got in a makeup pallet and a Maybelline brow mascara. However, I've wanted to purchase a brow kit for a while and looked at lots of different ones, but I love Benefit's products and this was the kit that stood out the most to me.

I also wanted to try the Origins Charcoal Mask, mainly because my skin is so prone to imperfections and blemishes that it seemed that this was a product that would help with my problem skin.

While on the subject of my skin, I also got the Soap and Glory Make Yourself Youthful rejuvenating serum. This was mainly in the hope that it would banish my tired looking skin! It's an energy boost for your face which hopefully work some wonders.


I also received some freebies in the parcel thanks to purchasing certain products. The first one is a Calvin Klein wash bag which will come in very handy. I received this having bought the new Calvin Klein fragrance, Reveal (review coming soon!). As I will be writing a review on Reveal, I've decided not to feature the product on this post, keep your eyes pealed for the review!

Another freebie I received was a mini sample of the Origins Modern Friction. Having bought two Origins products, I was eligible to receive this product. Modern Friction is a scrub, however, it's a softer scrub without the sandpaper like feeling. It contains lemon oil which smells amazing!

One last thing I'd like to point out, is how festive the Boots parcels are!

So that was my Boots Haul. I hope you enjoyed this post, remember to leave me a comment below!

CarrieFi x

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Lush Christmas Wishlist!

One of the things I love most about Christmas is Lush's Christmas collection. It's always so festive and gets me in the mood for celebrating Christmas. In this post I will be going through which products have caught my eye this year.

Snow Fairy
I'll admit, it's the colour of this product that drew me to this shower gel. It's so girly and pink, I love it! It's described as being 'candy sweet' and contains seaweed which nourishes your skin. Unfortunately this product is only limited edition, so there's even more of an excuse so go out and purchase a bottle.

The Melting Snowman

This bath bomb is so cute! It also looks like something you would want to eat, which probably wouldn't be a good idea! Aside from that, I love the ingredients in it, almond oil and cocoa butter which sounds so luxurious. I can't wait to try it!

Magic Wand

Magic Wand looks amazing! I love the fact that it's re-usable, it works by 'swishing' the wand under the tap whilst running a bath creating a beautiful bubble bath. The scent is based on the shower gel I mentioned previously, Snow Fairy.

Father Christmas

I'm not going to lie, the main feature of this product that impressed me was the effect this bath bomb has on the water when you drop it in the bath. It turns the colour of the water a mix of reds and greens. Father Christmas also smells like Snow Fairy as well!

Lastly on my Lush wishlist, is Butterbear. This is another cute looking product from the Christmas range. This smells like Butterball, so if you love it at Christmas, you'll be able to get it during the rest of the year. I love the fact that it smells like vanilla. Vanilla and cocoa smelling bath products are my favourite!

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