Perfume Picks

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Hey guys! I recently mentioned on Instagram that I couldn’t believe that I’d never written a post about perfume, because I have quite a collection!

So today I’m going to give you a run through my favourites!

IMG_1913Katy Perry’s Meow! | This is my favourite year-around perfume because it is quite light. The most prominent scents are jasmine and vanilla, which keep this perfume sweet and fruity, but it’s not strong or overwhelming. Plus look at how cute the bottle is, I mean it’s a cat, c’mon. I think it’s suitable for day or evening wear!

Zoella’s Let’s Spirtz! | I wanted to mix this post up by including some body mists too, and this one is one of my summer favourites. I think that Zoella Beauty got it really right with this body mist, because it’s a lot stronger than most body mists, I’d definitely class this as more of an affordable perfume. The notes of raspberry and cassis are quite strong, so this is much more of a daytime summer fragrance for me.

Ariana Grande’s Ari | This perfume is really unique, with sparkling fruits and an ultra-feminine floral scent, spun with musks, woods, and a hint of marshmallow. I do really like wearing this perfume, and again it is suitable to be worn year-around, day to night, but the marshmallow tones means that with frequent wear, it does smell a bit too sickly.

Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle | This is actually an oriental fragrance, but it is still surprisingly fresh. Unfortunately because of the overwhelming tone of fresh orange, I can’t wear this perfume very often because it is really strong (and people tend to love or hate it.) It also contains light accords of jasmine and rose, which adds to the overall freshness of this perfume. I tend to reserve it for when I’m going out now, because it’s a long-lasting perfume, guaranteed to last through the night.

IMG_1918Ted Baker’s Body Mist | This body mist is actually the reason I picked up a Ted Baker gift set back during the Christmas period. This is my favourite body mist to wear, because it’s main notes are grapefruit and mango. These, teamed with subtle floral notes of neroli and jasmine, makes this another suitable scent for every occasion, all year around. I just wish it wasn’t so water based, so it could last longer.

Beyonce’s Heat | This perfume really lives up to all of the saucy advertisement surrounding it. It’s super sexy, perfect for wearing in the inescapably warm summer evenings. I can’t do this scent justice, so I’ll leave you with the description from the site, “Heat is a floral, fruity, woody perfume that features rare, sensual flowers and is both feminine and irresistible.”

Katy Perry’s Killer Queen | This self described ‘floriental fragrance’, contains notes of dark berries and lush plum that ‘blend into an opulent floral heart.’ It then blends into an intoxicating background of precious woods and sensual musk. This is no doubt, a highly unique fragrance, again I think it’s a more of an evening fragrance, just because it’s deeper than most scents.

Katy Perry’s Purr | In an online survey, people voted this fragrance as a Spring daytime perfume, and I think it’s mainly down to its main notes of forbidden apple and green bamboo. It maintains itself as a girly and wearable fragrance, with the heart of jasmine, pink freesia and Bulgarian rose.


That’s it for my top perfume picks, I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments what your favourite all time fragrance is!

BLOGMAS Day 10 // Winter Pampering Essentials

Hey guys! As the weather is so harshly changing, it’s cold, dark and a little bit dreary, I think that now is the perfect time for me to share my essentials for having a luxury Winter pamper night!Winter Pamper Essentials (1)So naturally, what is a pamper night without a bath? Insane. That’s what a pamper night without a bath is. I didn’t remember to take a picture of my bath, but I used Lush’s Magic Of Christmas bubble bar, as you can see I mentioned it in my Winter & Christmas Lush Haul. (And I would highly recommend it, as it provided a huge amount of bubbles, and left me smelling of cinnamon.)

So while you’re running your bath, this is when I remove my makeup and do a quick cleanse, so that while I’m in the bath my skin can breathe and fully appreciate the, yes you guessed it, face mask. I have really been loving cucumber face masks because it’s cooling and soothing, which is great at combating the harshness that your skin encounters with the cold outdoors and the central heating indoors.

Next it’s all about relaxing, enjoying the bath (perhaps with some Family Guy on my tablet, I’m not denying it.) Then using a body scrub, so that your skin can really be softened by the bath, leaving you feeling like a brand new person.Winter Pamper Essentials (2)Once you’re out of the bath, the next thing I like to do is moisturise. Lately I’ve been really loving the original Zoella Beauty scent, so the Creamy Madly Dreamy is my one of my favourite moisturisers to use once I’m out of the bath, for my body alongside Soap & Glory’s The Righteous Butter, and a little bit of Babylips to moisturise my lips.

After that, I use a hand cream, because this time of year can be quite drying on the hands, one that I really enjoy is Hand Food by Soap & Glory, because it’s not too heavy, so it dries relatively quickly, and it smells amazing. Then finally moisturising my face, with Nivea Sensitive, I’ve been gravitating towards the day cream more often lately, because the night cream can be too heavy and clog my pores.

I also really like to do my nails after a bath on a pamper night, but you can read all about that in detail on my Best Pamper Night Of All Damn Time post!


That’s it for my Winter Pamper Night Essentials, let me know how you pamper yourself at this time of year in the comments!

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September Favourites

It’s the end of another month, so that can only mean another favourites post! I’ve got a lot of new things to talk about this month, along with some good old favourites, so let’s jump right into my September Favourites!qwertyuiopNivea Soft Moisturiser | I’ve dabbled with this moisturiser before, but I very quickly stuck to my Nivea Day & Night moisturisers. So this month I decided to dedicate myself to trying this moisturiser out properly, and I love it. It’s so light and delicate on the skin, but really leaves your face feeling hydrated and unbelievably soft. It’s also one of the rarer moisturisers that smells amazing too.

Azure Woven Facial Mask | As I’ve been having a little bit of skin trouble lately, I’ve been trying a lot of new products out to give my skin a break and a little treat. These facial masks are astounding. They’re super easy to use, but perfect for a girly night in. It’s a cloth-mask, meaning all you do is open it, and place it on your face!

Dead Sea Mineral Mud Mask | As I’ve already said, I’ve been enjoying girly nights in with face masks, and nothing leaves your skin feeling more nourished than a mud mask. These are really affordable and ready to use at any time!

Planet Spa Lavender Pillow Mist | You would not recall a life before trying a lavender pillow mist. I know I certainly don’t. The lavender helps you drift off to sleep naturally, without being too overpowering.

Colour Changing Light Up Heart | I picked this up in Tiger a little while ago, and I’ve loved it ever since. This cute little heart slowly fades through a rainbow of colours, again, perfect for having on while you’re relaxing, perhaps with a face mask and spritz of lavender on your pillows?DSCN2322Collection Lip Liner | I picked up this lip-liner because it’s the corresponding lip-liner to the lipstick that I fell in love with from Collection. As it’s a very deep burgundy colour, I feel that it stays put and looks even more gorgeous when I’ve lined my lips first. It’s also great for using all over your lips if you’d rather have a slight tint of this colour, before fully committing to the depth of the lipstick.

Collection Lipstick in #3 Aubergine Kiss | This lipstick, is gorgeous. I can’t even fully express it to you guys. It’s so perfect for autumn, day to evening wear, I just love it. It’s the deepest burgundy colour you can imagine, has a good staying power for a drugstore lipstick, and it doesn’t break the bank! An autumn must-have for me.

Baby Lips Chapstick | I’ve ranted to you guys about how much I adore Baby Lips chapsticks since I first picked one up earlier this year. I really like the Dr Rescue range because it’s slightly more intense, perfect for the colder weather, and if you regularly suffer with dry lips. But this one in particular is tinted pink, it’s almost like a lipstick!DSCN2324 Lush Creamy Candy Bubble Bar | I know I know. More about Lush’s Creamy Candy Corinne? I can’t help it, this product is perfect for any night, any time of year. As I’ve said before when I’ve talked about it, it smells just like candy, leaves your skin feeling silky and moisturised, and it gives you a bath full of bubbles to enjoy. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Zoella Beauty Candy Cream Body Lotion | I’ve been obsessed with this smell since it first came out. It’s deliciously fruity, with bursting beads and acai berries, this body lotion really gives your skin a treat. Making you feel fresh and delicious.DSCN2327 VO5 Heat Defence Spray | I know I’ve only just spoken about the VO5 hair care range, but my hair has never felt better ever since I tried these products out. The heat defence spray is an ultimate staple for me, and I know I always stress it, but it should be a staple for everyone. If you’re blow drying and styling your hair with heat, you need to be protecting it first. And even after re-bleaching the ends of my hair, it’s silky and soft thanks to these products.

VO5 Frizz Free Creme | This creme is perfect for use in tandem with the heat defence spray, as it moisturises the ends of your hair, leaving them feeling just a soft as after having a trim.DSCN2333Zombuster Game | And finally, this game. It’s as addictive as Flappy Bird, with a similar format; you’re just consumed with a mighty need to keep trying. Just bust the zombies, and avoid the civilians, it really is as (seemingly) easy as that. Let me know if you beat my high score of 100, because I will be jealous and it’ll give me all the more reason to keep playing. This app is free to download on ios and android, with an in-game ad banner.


That’s it for my September favourites, what have you guys been loving this month? I always like to hear about new products to try out!

Zoella Beauty: Tutti Fruity Collection

Zoella Beauty Tutti Fruity
‘Fresh Fizz’ Bath Fizzer £5

A couple of weeks ago, Zoella beauty got a brand new range, Tutti Fruity! So naturally, I headed down to Superdrug (the range is also available from Feel Unique) and picked up a few of the products to talk about today.

Zoella Beauty Tutti Fruity
‘Let’s Spritz’ Body Mist £8

The range features some of the original products with an updated tutti fruity scent along with some new products altogether. The previous ‘Fizz Bar’ is now also available in a slimmer version, ‘Fresh Fizz’. There is a new exclusively shower gel ‘Foam Sweet Foam’ alongside the original ‘Soak Opera’ bath soak. The ‘Creamy Madly Dreamy’ body lotion is joined by ‘Candy Cream’, and the original body mist ‘Blissful Mistful’ is now joined by ‘Let’s Spritz’.

Zoella Beauty Tutti Fruity
‘Foam Sweet Foam’ Shower Gel £3.50

The brand new products are a tinted lip balm ‘Kissy Missy’ and a sugar body scrub ‘Scrubbing Me Softly’. This lip balm really is amazing. Upon opening it I didn’t expect it to be scented at all, but just like the rest of the range, it has a very light but pleasing fruity scent. This lip balm is pretty much wearable by anyone, as you can chose to wear it very lightly, and have just a touch of pink on the lips, or build up the product and have a very vibrant pink, all the while being highly moisturising! And at £3, it’s a great deal for having a lip balm that is cute and does good.

I was expecting this shower gel to do good, but like most shower gels, maybe the scent won’t stay with you for that long. I was wrong. This product lathers amazingly, meaning that it will last you for much longer than usual shower gels, and it leaves you smelling amazing for up to a day after use!

Zoella Beauty Tutti Fruity
‘Candy Cream’ Body Lotion £5

The new body mist is one of the best products to ever carry a tutti fruity scent. It’s packed with a mix of fruity and floral scents, so you don’t need to go overboard when wearing it, meaning this product really will last you for a long time! It’s perfect for if you don’t yet want to invest in a more expensive perfume, but you don’t want an average lightly scented body mist. Even though it’s a body mist I’d class this as one of my favourite perfumes as it can very easily be worn as one.

Zoella Beauty Tutti Fruity
‘Kissy Missy’ Lip Balm £3

With bursting beads and extracts of Acai and Blueberry, this body lotion is unlike any other. After applying, it absorbs quickly, and leaves you feeling fresh and clean. It also is lightly scented, so the scent isn’t overpowering, but it is still present, making you feel lovely all day long.

Now because of how outstanding these products are, I haven’t even gotten started about how adorable the packaging is, and none of the products are tested on animals. This range, and the original range, are both amazing and I’m so proud of and happy for Zoë.

And finally, Sawyer approves.


That’s it for today! Have you tried any products from the Zoella Beauty range? Let me know which is your favourite!