Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Glitz The Season For Soap & Glory!*

It's that time of year again, and with less than a week to go now until the big day, Soap & Glory have recently unveiled their amazing range of show stopping gifts to bring you and your loved ones lots of festive cheer!

I'm very grateful to Soap & Glory for very kindly sending me a few of their gift sets from the Christmas range to share with you all! All of the gift sets in the Soap & Glory Christmas range are available in Boots stores in the UK, and they are also available on Soap & Glory's website;

It's worth bearing in mind that Boots will have the Christmas sets on a 3 for 2 deal, so if you buy 3 gift sets, you'll get one free! Also, leading up to Christmas there's offers on certain sets with amazing reductions, so it's well worth keeping your eyes peeled for those offers!

The Zest Of Times | £10

The Zest Of Times contains lots of goodies which are presented in a beautiful keepsake tin, and are scented with the Sugar Crush fragrance. There's a great variety of products within this gift set, and is great value for £10! The contents of this gift set are;

  • Sugar Crush Body Wash 75ml
  • Sugar Crush Body Scrub 50ml
  • Sugar Crush Body Buttercream 50ml
  • Sugar Crush Hand Food 50ml
  • Puffy Eye Attack Mask Under-Eye Brightening Hydrogel Patches

Glitz The Girl | £8.50

For the makeup lover in your life, the Glitz The Girl set will be perfect for creating a glittery and glowing festive party look! Again, this set is incredible value at £8.50, and within the set you will receive the following;

  • Spectaculips Matte - Allic Lip Gloss in Pink Charming
  • Mini Crazy Sexy Kohl Liner in Smoulder 
  • Goldy Luxe Gold Face Glitter Gel

I love Soap & Glory's makeup items, they're really great quality and amazing value too!

Make Your Smooth | £5

Make Your Smooth is the perfect stocking filler! This gift set contains two mini products which will buff and smooth your skin to perfection and will leave you Christmas party ready! Contained within this set are;

  • The Righteous Butter Body Moisturiser 50ml
  • Flake Away Body Polish 50ml

So, all in all, Soap and Glory have some really fab products on sale this Christmas, and are perfect for either stocking fillers or as main presents. The value of the gift sets are incredible! Like I said earlier, Boots always have good offers on Soap and Glory products, so it's well worth taking advantage of those!

CarrieFi x

*This post contains products which have been kindly gifted to me by Soap & Glory as part of their #babesofglory campaign.


Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Product Empties 2018 #5

Welcome back to the fifth instalment of my product empties series! I've got quite a few empty products to share with you, which are a mix of skincare and makeup!

The first empty I have is the Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Face Mask. I loved using this face mask! Firstly, the scent of it was gorgeous, it had a rose/floral scent to it which was very fresh and enjoyable. The texture of the mask itself was very luxurious, but it's not a hard setting mask, so after about 10-15 minutes, the texture of the mask is still the same as when you apply it, and I found that my skin was extremely soft after using it!

Would I Re-Purchase? Yes!

Next, I have recently finished using the Ciate London Fierce Flicks Liquid Eyeliner. This was something thatI received in a past Birchbox, and is a discovery that I was pleasantly surprised by! I've never thought to use Ciate makeup before, so I was unsure what to expect, but I really enjoyed using this eyeliner! I love wearing a winged eyeliner, so it's a product that I go through quite a lot, and I have tried eyeliner's from many brands, but this one is definitely at the top of my favourites! It was quite an intense black colour which I loved, and the pen was easy to control, which was perfect for creating a wing.

Would I Re-Purchase? Yes!

I've also finished up a bottle of the MAC Pro-Longwear Foundation. I have to be honest on this one, and say that I didn't really love this foundation at all! I found that whenever I applied it, it appeared really cakey on my skin and just didn't blend into my skin very well. It may have been the way I was applying it, however I've not had the same issue with any other foundations.

Would I Re-Purchase? Unfortunately Not...

On the topic of MAC Pro-Longwear, I've also finished up the concealer of the same name. Again, like the foundation, I didn't really get on with the concealer either for the same reason, but to also add to that, I found the packaging really hard to work with in terms of getting both the foundation and concealer out, especially when coming towards the end of the bottles.

Would I Re-Purchase? No

I have finished up a bottle of the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer, which I'm gutted about because I loved it! I found it so refreshing to use after washing my face, and it was a perfect little spritz on my face to give my skin some hydration! I really enjoying using Liz Earle skincare products because they feel so gentle on my face and leave it feeling so soft afterwards, and the scent is just gorgeous!

Would I Re-Purchase? Yes!

Ah, my beloved! I've not long used up my Benefit Roller Lash Mascara! I can't remember how many of these I've used up now, but the fact that I've pretty much used this continuously for the last 3 years may tell you how much I'm obsessed with this! I've never used a mascara that has made my lashes look so great before this, and, in my opinion, this is still the best Benefit mascara yet!

Would I Re-Purchase? Yes!

Lastly, I've finished up the Origins Never A Dull Moment Face Polisher! The scent, and packaging of this are absolutely incredible, and I did really enjoy using this. It definitely buffed my skin enough to give it a bit of a glow afterwards, however, I do feel that facial scrubs are just a little abrasive now, and I might start looking into using acids to exfoliate my skin in the future...

Would I Re-Purchase? Maybe!

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CarrieFi x

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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

What's On My Shopping List In October!

Hello again, and happy Autumn! I'm completely in my element now that Autumn has arrived and it's started getting a little cooler outside! Recently, I compiled a shopping list of beauty products which I have my eye on, and so I thought I would share with you what's on there!

Firstly, let's talk about the new Soap and Glory Call Of Fruity range! The range is mainly scented with refreshing scents such as coconut, papaya and mango! There are six new products in the range, and to be honest, I want them all! Below is the list of products in the range;

  • Bubble in Paradise Refreshing Shower Gel
  • The Way She Smoothes Softening Body Lotion
  • No Woman No Dry Hydrating Body Butter 
  • Hand Food Hydrating Hand Cream 
  • Summer Scrubbin Cooling Body Scrub 
  • Glossed Moisturising Body Oil 

I'm very excited because Pixi has just arrived in Boots! It seems that everyone else has also joined in on my excitement, as a lot of their products are just flying off the shelves! I desperately want to try the Glow Tonic, I've only heard such good things about it! I also really want to try out the Double Cleanse too! I've really been trying to amp up my skincare routine since Autumn has arrived, I want to make sure that my skin is as nourished and as healthy as possible over the colder months!

Now, I have just about enough lip products to be able to open a shop, but there's no harm in adding to my collection, right? I adore the new Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Crème in the shade 'Nude Honey'. It looks like such an easy wearing nude shade, and I love the packaging that it comes in!

Another exciting new release is the Urban Decay Cherry Palette! I love the Urban Decay Palette's, in particular, my beloved Naked 3 Palette, but I did let out a little scream when the Cherry Palette was confirmed! The shades! They're just beautiful, and perfect for Autumn! They'll also be perfect for the Christmas party season, which is only just round the corner! I need the Cherry Palette asap!

I've yet to try the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, although it's very popular! However, there's a special birthday edition which has been released which looks incredible! Mainly because the packaging is covered in glitter, and I'm so here for it! 

Lastly, I don't know why, but I've become obsessed with anything lavender scented recently! Then, whilst flicking through a copy of Hello! Magazine, I came across an advertisement for the L'Oreal Botanicals Lavender range. There are four products within this range which have all made their way onto my shopping list!

  • Sensitive Scalp Shampoo
  • Sensitive Scalp Conditioner
  • Sensitive Scalp Hair Mask
  • Pre Shampoo Hair Oil

That's it for my shopping list in October, let me know what products you're planning on purchasing this month!

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CarrieFi x

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

My Current Haircare Routine

I'm not sure when the last time I wrote a haircare routine post was, if ever, but I felt the need to document what I'm doing lately to look after my locks! To describe my hair before we get into the post properly, I have A LOT of hair, however, it is quite thin so it appears very flat on the top of my head (which I hate). I've also had my hair balayaged several times over the last four years, which has begun to take it's toll, and has left my hair looking and feeling damaged and generally sorry for itself.

At the beginning of this year I took the decision to stop colouring my hair, and get to work on getting rid of the colour and getting my hair back to full health, in this post, I'm going to take you through all the products and the things I've been doing to finally look after my hair properly!

First things first, I've been ensuring that I have regular trims. I had a lot of damage in my hair, i.e. split ends and they needed to go straight away! My hair was always smelling burnt, even when I hadn't used any heat on it, and that wasn't a good thing! After I got rid of the dead hair, I felt so much lighter, and it was so nice to get rid of that burnt smell. I've been continuing throughout the year to make sure that my hair is trimmed every six weeks, and believe me, it made a massive difference to the health of my hair. It seems obvious, but sometimes it's very easy to put off a haircut or two!

The next little tip I've been doing to keep my hair healthy, is to reduce the heat that I'm using on my hair. Throughout the Summer, I didn't even pick up my hairdryer! Now it's started to cool down a bit, I have been using my hairdryer a little more but I don't all the time. In terms of straightening or curling my hair, I only do that on occasion, but definitely not all the time! If I do use any heat on my hair, I'm sure to use heat protectant. My favourite is the Lee Stafford Original Heat Protection.

The last little tip I've been using is not to brush my hair while it's wet. If you brush your hair whilst it's still wet, you reduce the elasticity in the stands, therefore making your hair more weak and more prone to damage. I now tend to wait to brush my hair until it's mostly dry, and then I run my brush through it, starting at the ends to get rid of any knots before brushing the top of my hair.

The brush I love to use is the Tangle Teezer. I started using this about four years ago, and haven't looked back since!

Now, getting into the products which I use on a daily basis, I wash my hair twice a week and before each wash I like to use a hair mask. The first one I'm using is the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Shine Mask, it's my dream to have really shiny hair, so I'm hoping this will do the trick! It does seem to be working so far! The second mask I'm using is the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer in Coconut Breeze, I received this in the M&S Summer Beauty Box and I love it! This product will help my hair to get stronger and have lots more elasticity in it. I also like to occasionally use Coconut Oil as a hair mask. I get a tablespoon of the Vita Coco Coconut Oil, warm it up in a cup in the microwave, and then rub it through my hair from the roots to my ends. I then leave it on for a few hours before washing my hair. 

I've been using the Shampoo and Conditioner from the Aussie Miracle Moist range. I've used this shampoo and conditioner so often over the years, and always come back to it because I just enjoy using it so much! I'm a big fan of Aussie products, I love the scent of them! I've felt like my hair has been very dry after colouring it, so the Miracle Moist products have really helped to inject more moisture back into my hair, it's made a huge difference so far!

After I've washed my hair and I've towel dried it, I like to use the L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil. I just use two pumps, and it makes my hair smell incredible, feel soft, and look so shiny! I will definitely be re-purchasing this when I finally run out!

That's pretty much it for my haircare routine! Let me know what products you love to use and help keep your hair looking and feeling healthy?

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CarrieFi x

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Product Empties 2018 #4

I'm back again with the 4th edition of my 2018 Product Empties series. I can't believe this is the 4th empties post I've done so far! I've managed to accumulate a good variety of products to share with you all and let you know if I enjoyed using them and if I would consider purchasing them again.

The first empty I have is the KMS Moist Repair Revival Creme. This was a product which was recommended to me by my hairdresser as I have had my hair balayaged a few times in the last few years. This product works to retain and inject moisture into your hair to prevent it from drying out. You apply it to wet hair before blow drying, and it really does help to keep your hair feeling hydrated. I also really love the scent, it really reminds me of a hot summers day!

Would I Re-Purchase? Yes!

Next up is MoroccanOil. I adore this! I've been using MoroccanOil continuously for the last five years, it's an absolute holy grail product for me, just because of the amazing benefits it gives to my hair whenever I use it. My hair looks and feels so healthy, it looks silky and smooth, not to mention that the scent of MoroccanOil is divine! I rate this product very highly!

Would I Re-Purchase? Of Course!

I've also recently finished up using the L'Oreal Blemish Rescue Clay Mask. I really enjoyed using this face mask, and I really did notice a difference to my skin whenever I used it. Especially if I was experiencing a break out. This mask helped to calm down any blemishes I had, and prevented any blemishes from appearing. The scent of this product is hard to describe, however, it is refreshing. The only downside for me, is that I found it a little messy getting the product out of the jar and would much prefer a squeezy tube.

Would I Re-Purchase? Maybe...

I'm so gutted that I've finally used up my tub of the Lush Sleepy Body Lotion! However, it gives me an excuse to buy another tub of it! I was a bit sceptical of this product at first, with all the rave about it, I wasn't sure if it was all too good to be true, but it's legit! I just love the scent of this body lotion, it really does make you feel all relaxed and ready for a good nights sleep, but it also makes your skin feel amazing at the same time, making you feel amazing when you wake up in the morning. I highly recommend this!

Would I Re-Purchase? Yes!

I've also recently used up the MAC Prep + Prime Fix + Spray. I really enjoyed using it, and it made my makeup last so much longer than what it would normally last without the spray. I tended to use this after I had finished doing my base makeup, and before I did my eye makeup. It's such a hydrating mist as well, and can used on your skin prior to applying any makeup as well.

Would I Re-Purchase? Yes!

Lastly in this edition of my Product Empties series is the Soap & Glory Face Soap & Clarity 3-in-1 Daily Vitamin C Facial Wash. I got this as part of a Soap & Glory Christmas gift set, and have just finished using it. This is such a refreshing facial wash, and the beads that are in there work as a exfoliant, so this is a great multi-tasker. It always leaves my skin feeling so clean and soft, and looking amazing!

Would I Re-Purchase? Yes!

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CarrieFi x

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018

My Current Skincare Routine

I've always found it really hard to implement and maintain a skincare routine, doing just the bare minimum to get by. But as I'm getting older, I realise how important it is to look after my skin and make sure that it's looking as fresh as possible. I'm going to go through with you all the products I use  on a daily basis.

In the morning, I keep my skincare really simple. I use a cotton pad with a splash of Garnier's Micellar Water, and just wipe away any dirt or oils that may have surfaced during the night. I then apply the Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream to my face, and apply some of the La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF before applying my makeup for the day if I am wearing it.

My skincare routine really comes into life in the evening, and if I have worn makeup that day, I'll start by removing my eye makeup with some Garnier Micellar Water on a cotton pad. Once I have done that, I'll use a small amount of the Clinique Take The Day Off Balm and really work it into my skin to lift up the rest of my makeup that's on my face. Using a clean cloth, I'll wipe away the all the makeup off my face, and then I proceed to double cleanse my skin with the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Profing Daily Wash. This is a fairly recent addition to my skincare routine, and I have fallen in love with it! It really helps to keep spots at bay, and if you already do have spots, it helps to clear them up.

There are a few nights in the week where I use additional products in my skincare routine. The first being the Lush Kiss Lip Scrub. This was from their Valentine's Day range earlier on in the year, and I just love using it! It smells, and tastes good, but it really makes my lips feel super smooth and brand new! I tend to use this a couple of nights a week. I also use a face mask twice a week too, I like to use the GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask for one of the mask nights, and Beauty Formulas Rejuvenating Glorious Mud Facial Mask for the other mask night. I'm not currently using a exfoliant, I had been using a scrub, but I feel that they're too rough on my skin. I'm considering purchasing and incorporating the Pixi Glow Tonic into my skincare routine very soon - let me know your thoughts?!

Once my skin is all clean, I like to put some hydration back into my skin. I start by misting the Liz Earle Instant Boost over my skin and letting that sink in for at least a minute or two. I then apply the Origins Gin Zing Gel Moisturiser, which is one of my all time favourite moisturisers! I love the scent, and it really refreshes my skin. Once all my moisturiser is worked into my skin, I apply some of the Sudocrem Skin Care Cream to any blemishes/spots or problem areas on my face. Finally, I finish up with some Carmex Lip Balm on my lips!

Let me know what skincare products you're currently loving!

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CarrieFi x

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

My Bedside Table Essentials

I don't know about anyone else, but for me, having a bedtime routine is so important in making sure you get a good nights sleep and wake up feeling refreshed. It's a time to revitalise, relax, and unwind! There's a few products that I keep beside my bed in order to achieve this.

As soon as I step into my bedroom at night, one of the first things that I like to do is spray some of the  Lush Twilight Body Spray over my pillows and bedding. Although it is a body spray, you can use it to ensure your bedding smells heavenly! I find that a couple of spritzes of the spray lasts me at least a couple of nights, so you don't have to use too much of it at all! The lavender scent is amazing for relaxing and ensuring you have a top quality sleep!

I also like to smother myself in the Lush Sleepy Body Lotion before I get into bed. This is the exact same scent as the Twilight body spray, as it is part of the same range of products from Lush. I love how moisturising this body lotion is, and the scent of this makes me feel so relaxed and, as the name suggests, sleepy! When I have used this, I wake up feeling so refreshes after having an amazing nights sleep, and my skin feels so incredibly soft and hydrated too! 

I like to keep a hand sanitizer beside my bed. In fact, I tend to keep them everywhere! One of my favourites, and the one which I currently have beside my bed is Carex Strawberry Laces. This smells amazing, just like the real thing! Carex have so many amazing scented hand soaps, it's so hard to pick a favourite!

Bedtime is a great time to make sure that I'm applying some hand lotion too! My all time favourite hand lotion is Soap & Glory Hand Food! Currently, I'm using the Sugar Crush scented Hand Food which Soap & Glory very kindly sent me as part of their #babesofglory campaign. I adore the scent of  Sugar Crush, and am very pleased to see it in the Hand Food format!

And then lastly, I like to make sure that my lips are hydrated before I head off to sleep. I like to use the Carmex Lip Balm on my lips, but in the tube format. I much prefer the tube to the tub! There isn't any other lip balm that I like to use more than Carmex, I love the sensation on my lips when I apply it, it leaves my lips feeling smooth, and, I like the scent/taste of it! It's an all round winner for me!

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CarrieFi x

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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

August 2018 Beauty Wishlist!

Hello August! The start of a new month always means one thing for my blog - a new beauty wishlist! As always, I'm going to give you the low-down on the products which I am loving the look of this month!

The first product on this months wishlist is the Sally Hansen Gel Rehab. I love having gel polish on my nails, but it really dries out, and damages my nails. This product looks as though it injects some goodness back into your nails after wearing gel polish. I think this is a product that I would really welcome into my nail care routine!

The next product on my wishlist is the Lush Sleepy Body Lotion. I bought a small tub of this towards the end of last year to try it out as there had been so much hype surrounding it. Having now used up all of the tub, I can see why there was so much build up around it! After every night that I had applied it before getting into bed, I had woken up feeling much more refreshed and had a good quality sleep the next morning. Normally when things are hyped, I always wonder if it's a gimmick, but this body lotion is the real deal! I highly recommend it, and definitely need to stock up!

I have also included the Garnier Moisture Bomb Eye Tissue Mask. I'm loving the look of eye masks recently, and to find a cheaper alternative on the market is great! These eye masks look really refreshing and great for the skin, so I'd be really interested to see what effect they have.

I have added the YSL Black Opium Click & Go to my wishlist in August. Black Opium is one of my all time favourite fragrances, so to find out that there is a more portable version of the perfume is great! It looks perfect to pop in a bag, and to top up the scent first put on the morning, throughout the day.

I've seen a lot of good reviews for the Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentré, so this is another product that I would love to try! It looks so hydrating on the skin, and that's one thing that's important in my skincare regime - hydration. This also looks like a good product for priming the skin before applying makeup.

Next is quite a fun product! It's the Imperial Leather Refreshers Shower Gel! Imperial Leather have quite a lot of unique scented shower gels on the market, and I just love that they've created a shower gel scented with a retro sweet! I can imagine that this will be a 'refreshing' shower gel to use and will leave you feeling extremely clean!

I've also been really into false lashes lately, nothing over the top, just something natural to enhance and elongate my actual eyelashes. I love the look of the Ardell Wispies Lashes. They look so natural, and seem to blend effortlessly into the lashline.

Lastly, on my wishlist is the Benefit Hello Happy Foundation. I'm going to admit, it's the packaging of this product which has sold me - it's adorable! I have no need for a new foundation at the moment, but maybe it's one to look at in the future?

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CarrieFi x

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Soap & Glory's Makeup Must Haves!*

In May, I was very lucky to be selected to be a #babesofglory ambassador for Soap & Glory. Recently, Soap & Glory sent me some amazing products from their makeup range, which I am going to be giving a first impressions on in this post!

The first product I received is the Supercat Carbon Black Extreme Eyeliner Pen. If you know me, you'll know that I love my liquid eyeliner, and can't do a makeup look without it! I've heard lots of good things from people about this eyeliner, with some even saying it's the best one they've ever used! So I'm really looking forward to giving this a go when my current eyeliner's finished. I love the fact that it's a pen, and seems to be very easy to control when applying.

Next, I received the Archery DIY Brow Bar. This is a little 4-in-1 palette, which includes a wax, two brow powder shades - one light, and one dark, and a highlighter. I haven't used a brow powder in so long, as I tend to favour brow pencils, however, I am really looking forward to giving this kit a go, and seeing what my brows look like after!

I also received the Sexy Mother Pucker Lipstick in the shade 'Super Nude'. I only wear lipsticks in nude shades, so I was very happy to receive this! I've owned a lot of Soap & Glory's lip products in the past, and I've always been extremely happy with them, so I'm sure this lipstick will be just as amazing! I have to admit, that the lipstick has a nice scent to it, so I have a feeling that it will be one reason why I'm going to enjoy wearing this lipstick! It also feels like a nice moisturising formula too.

I received another lip product! The Sexy Mother Pucker XL Lip Plumping Gloss. If you're looking for more 'plump' looking lips, this is the product for you! A thin layer of this product will give you more voluptuous lips. This product reminds me of the Sexy Mother Pucker lip glosses which make your lips tingle when you apply them. This lip plumping gloss also has the same tingling effect.

All of these lovely makeup goodies came in the gorgeous 'Glitz and Makeup' bag, which is a generous size, so I'll definitely be able to fit a lot of products in there! A big thank you to Soap & Glory, I'm really looking forward to giving all of these products a go soon!

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CarrieFi x

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Birchbox July 2018 Unboxing

July's Birchbox arrived on my doorstep last week, so it's time for me to go through all of the products that I've received in this months box, and let you know what my first impressions are!

The first product in July's box is the Manna Kadar Long-Wear Powder in the shade 'Trifecta'. This is a bronzer, which will be perfect for creating a 'summer glow'. This can also be used as an eye shadow too, so as well as enhancing cheek bones and jaw lines, it can also give your eyes some definition.

Next, is the Lumene Invisible Illumination Instant Glow Beauty Serum in 'Medium'. This product has really intrigued me! This Beauty Serum has been infused with pure Arctic spring water, and can be used either under makeup or on its own, to give your face a more brighter, and more even complexion. I can't wait to try this one out!

The What's In It For Me..? Shower Scrub also featured in my July Birchbox. I've never tried anything from this brand before, so this is a new one for me. The packaging kind of reminds me of the Philosophy products, so I wonder if this could be a dupe for their products? A shower scrub always goes down in my bath/shower routine, especially in the summer!

The next product is one that I'm really looking forward to trying, and is the Klorane Floral Water Makeup Remover. I've never tried anything from Klorane before, but I've always heard good things about them, and this makeup remover looks as though it's going to really be quite soothing on my skin, which is an essential for me!

Lastly, I got the Balance Me Congested Skin Serum. This sounds like it will be perfect for me, because I really do suffer with congested skin quite often. I like the fact that product will target spots and blemishes and treat them, I have a feeling this will come in handy!

CarrieFi x


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Top 3 Summer Fragrances

It's currently Summer, and in the UK we are in the midst of an extended heatwave (who'd have thought?!) I thought it was time to let you know what my top three Summer fragrances are!

My first favourite is Jimmy Choo Blossom. I'm a big fan of Jimmy Choo fragrances, my first love being the Jimmy Choo Original fragrance, since then, I've got quite the collection of Jimmy Choo perfumes! When Blossom was first released in the Summer of 2015, I received a sample of this fragrance, and fell in love with it straight away, it's perfect for a goregous summer's day, and as soon as I get a waft of this scent I immediately think of blues skies and the warmth of the sun. This is a gorgeous floral scent which is so light, fresh and fruity, and I have received many compliments whilst wearing it!

Fragrance Notes:
Sweet Pea, Rose
Berries, Citrus, Cocktails
White Musk, Sandalwood

Next is the most recent addition to my perfume collection, Marks and Spencer's Autograph Sheer Radiance. I received a bottle of this fragrance in the M&S Summer Beauty Box recently, and it's another floral, but citrus-y scent perfect for Summer! This is such an elegant fragrance, and I find it to be so subtle when I'm wearing it, but it's also strong enough to last me well during the day.

Fragrance Notes: 
Mandarin, Gardenia and Pink Pepper

Lastly in my top three Summer fragrances is Lancome La Vie Est Belle. I first discovered this in a beauty advent calendar at the end of 2016, and then bought the full version last Summer. This is a very seductive scented perfume, and shouts confidence. You can wear this during the day, but for me, this is more of a Summer evening scent. The scent lasts really well after spraying it on myself, and I've even noticed whilst in the bath/shower, that the scent is enhanced!

Fragrance Notes:
Orange Blossom, Jasmine and Iris
Blackcurrant and Pear
Patchouli, Vanilla and Praline

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CarrieFi x

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