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Saturday, 22 December 2018

Jo Malone London | Lime Basil And Mandarin Cologne



The Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin has always been my favourite Jo Malone smell and today’s Advent, is the Lime Basil and Mandarin Cologne. Again am terrible at describing the smell, but I feel like it’s a scent that’s “me”. It’s lightly scented and fruity. If am not wearing Elizabeth and James Nirvana Cologne, am usually wearing Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin Cologne.
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Friday, 21 December 2018

Black Cedarwood And Juniper Cologne



Number 21 of the Jo Malone Advent Calendar, is Black Cedarwood and Juniper Cologne I wasn’t sure what to think of the Black Cedarwood and Juniper, going by the wording. It smells fresh, light scented, but powering enough that I could smell before even spraying the cologne. I wouldn't say it's me the smell. I may gift this to someone haha.
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Thursday, 20 December 2018

Jo Malone London | Orange Blossom Body And Hand Wash


Whenever I travel, I always try travel light as possible. Then I realise I could do with wipes or something to clean my hands. The Jo Malone orange blossom Advent Calendar size hand wash is so light weight, at 15ml and fits within the 70ml plane restrictions. I love the fruity orange smell, so I definitely will buy the hand wash again.
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Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Jo Malone London | Blackberry And Bay Bath Oil


It’s another bath oil in today’s Advent Calendar (number 19). It’s the Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay, it’s actually so light scented I think I would pour the bottle in the bath. Although saying that the Advent Calendar size is a only 15ml. I would still be tempted to pour the full size version, in the bath. I love my scents, but when something is light scented I have to use extra. 
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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Jo Malone London | Grapefruit Cologne



It’s another Cologne, in the Jo Malone Advent Calendar. This time it’s “Grapefuit”. The grapefruit Cologne is fruity and light scented, so you could get away with wearing it everyday. I would say the smell is standard for Jo Malone. It’s an everyday smell, but am not sure I’d hype about buying the full  size. 
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Monday, 17 December 2018

Jo Malone London | Tuberose Angelica Body Cream





Number 17 of the Jo Malone Advent Calendar, is the Tuberose Angelica Body Cream. It’s quite a fragranced smell. I would use this traveling, when I want to freshen my hands or use it as the body cream. I used it as hand cream and I love how soft, my hands felt. 
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Sunday, 16 December 2018

Jo Malone London | Nectarine Blossom And Honey Cologne



I love fruity scents and today’s Jo Malone Advent is Nectarine Blossom and Honey. It smells totally fruity, something I would wear. It’s not too strong, so I feel like it would be one of those perfumes I would keep spraying and later people would tell me they can smell my perfume, but I won’t smell it haha. Am bad for not smelling perfume and spraying more. 
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Saturday, 15 December 2018

Jo Malone London | Incense And Embers Candle





The Jo Malone candles are one of the products I highly recommend, but they are expensive. I know I couldn't afford to buy them, all the time. Today’s Advent Calendar is another candle “Incense and Embers”. I could smell the candle before lighten it, but it’s a nice smell. It smells Christmas - y. I could actually fall asleep, with this smell haha.
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Friday, 14 December 2018

Jo Malone London | Jasmine Sambac And Marigold Cologne



Today’s Jo Malone Advent Calendar (December 14) it’s Jasmine Sambac and Marigold Cologne. Ok so I am the worst for describing things, but this isn’t how I imagined it to smell like. It smells really sweet, but not something I would wear everyday. 
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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Jo Malone London | English Oak And Redcurrant Cologne


Am just about to head to the airport, so here goes another Jo Malone Advent Calendar review (December 13). It’s English Oak and Redcurrant Cologne. It’s very light and fruity scented. It’s a nice everyday, light scent. I’ll probably be smelling of a different Jo Malone scent, by the time I get to the airport and pass DutyFree. When am traveling, I like higher scented smells.
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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Jo Malone London | Peony And Blush Suede Body Cream





Today’s Advent is the Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede body cream. I applied this to my hands, before heading out. I love that it’s light scented and not too scented. My hands also felt soo soft after applying this. I know it’s body cream, but it was easier to apply to my hands, in a rush. 
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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Jo Malone London | Amber And Lave Bath Oil


From the second I opened the Jo Malone Amber and Lavender bath oil, I could smell it. It’s not the usual lavender smell am used to, but I actually love the smell (better than other lavender products, I have tried). It’s really strong and lasts. Am already thinking of buying the full size version.
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Monday, 10 December 2018

Jo Malone London | Dark Amber And Ginger Lily Cologne


I have just got back from Rome today, which I'll write about later. It’s number 10 of the Jo Malone Advent Calendar, Dark Amber and Ginger Lilly Cologne. It says it’s an Intense Cologne, but I wouldn’t say it’s too over powering smell. I sprayed it on my wrist and it smells so nice. I like the smell on myself, but I wouldn’t mind a man smelling of this. It actually smells so good. 
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Friday, 7 December 2018

Jo Malone London | Frosted Cherry And Clove Candle




I have been put off visiting places, where English isn’t the first language. After visiting Denmark yesterday it changed my view, on visiting other countries. It was the first time traveling on my own, to a country where English isn’t the first language. I was feeling nervous about traveling, to a country non-English speaking country on my own. I kept thinking do I point at things, if I need anything ? Or what do I do ? I got the tram from the Copenhagen airport into the city. I saw the word “fart” I laughed and took a photo with my phone. The guy opposite said “that’s a good photo”. I said oh I was taking a photo of the word fart, as it means different in English. I was shocked how clear his English was. I replied “where are you from ?”. He replied “Denmark and where are you from ?” I replied “Scotland”. He said “oh wow you don’t sound Scottish”. I just laughed, as I didn’t think he was Danish. I would say about 80% of Danish, speak in English. The only time I was spoken to in Danish, was in Sephora. The worker started speaking and I knew it wasn’t English. I was about to say “sorry I don’t speak Danish”. I said the word “sorry” and she soon jumped and quickly said “hi is there anything you’d like help with ?. I was impressed how quickly, she managed to change language. It was nice seeing, Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid Statue. Danish people are the friendliest people, I have came across and willing to speak English. I felt like I was in my home country (Scotland), with everyone speaking English. The only down side with Denmark, it’s the home of LEGO and there was no LEGO products with “Copenhagen” on it. The London LEGO Store had t shirts and other things with “London Leicester Square”.

So number 6 of the Jo Malone Advent Calendar, is Frosted Cherry and Clove candle. My first Jo Malone candle was the Pine And Eucalyptus. They are expensive, so I put off buying it at first. As they are expensive, I would only buy myself another for a special occasion. As I treated myself to the Advent Calendar, I’ll be getting to try a few over December. The second I pulled out the drawer of number, I knew it was a candle. I could smell the cherry. I lit it up for a photo, but you can smell the candle with or without lightening it. It has that winter smell, which makes it even more Christmas - y.
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Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Jo Malone London | English Pear And Freesia Cologne



Am guilty to judge things by how catchy they sound or if it looks nice. Number 4 of the Jo Malone Advent Calendar is English Pear and Freesia. Reading the words “English Pear”, it wouldn’t be something I would go to pick up in a shop. It’s not how I imagined the smell. It smells fresh and not too powering. It’s really light scented, compared to some of the Jo Malone scents I’ve tried. It could quite possible be one of my favourite Jo Malone scents. It’s just a shame the wording doesn’t sound catchy for me to remember it. 
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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Jo Malone London Advent Calendar








 I love reading the media’s list of top beauty advent calendar for each year, but I do get caught up feeling like I need one. I bought the 2015 Jo Malone advent calendar, so the last couple years I bought different beauty advent calendars. I ended up with a load of mini lipsticks and eyeshadows. The mini makeup you get in beauty advent calendars come handy for traveling, but I don’t go through that much makeup. With Jo Malone, it’s all about smelly things. You can never go wrong with perfume. The second I heard Jo Malone was bringing out an advent calendar, I knew I wanted to buy one. I did grudge the price at £300, however I haven’t treated myself in a while. 

The advent calendar arrived the other day in the post and I couldn't wait to take it out the box, to have a look. I have seen so many reviews on them across the internet, but I plan to do it the traditional way. I plan to open one each day in December and share my review on each product. I will be going away in December, but I’ll try my best to stick to my plan. 

Products : 
Orange Bitters Cologne 9ml
Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense 9ml
Basil &Neroli Body & Hand Wash 15ml
English Pear & Freesia Cologne 9ml
Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense 9ml
Frosted Cherry & Clove Mini Candle 35g
Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne 9ml
Wild Bluebell Body Crème 15ml
Wood Sage Sea Salt Cologne 9ml
Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Cologne Intense 9ml
Amber & Lavender Bath Oil 15ml
Peony & Blush Suede Body Crème 50ml
English Oak & Redcurrant Cologne 9ml
Jasmine Sambac & Marigold Cologne Intense 9ml
Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne 9ml
Incense & Embers Mini Candle 35g
Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne 9ml
Tuberose Angelica Body Crème 15ml
Grapefruit Cologne 9ml
Blackberry & Bay Bath Oil 15ml
Black Cedar Wood & Juniper Cologne 9ml
Orange Blossom Body and Handwash 15ml
Myrrh Cologne Intense 9ml
Pomegranate Noir Mini Candle 35g
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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Glossier Priming Moisturizer


I picked up the Glossier priming moisturizer, at the Glossier Showroom in New York last year. I realised I hadn't used any of my Glossier products, so I took them on my travels to Australia. I actually thought the dry perfume would be perfect for the long travel, so I ordered that on the Glossier website before heading. It was nice having a perfume after being stuck on a plane, but I got stopped at every airport airport because of it haha.    

So my thoughts on the Glossier priming moisturizer ? I used Glossier priming moisturizer, before putting on my makeup. The first few times I squeezed a small amount on the back of my hand and put it on face. I was using far too much. It felt like I was wearing a face mask. You couldn't say my face wasn't mouistorised haha. It wasn't too bad with the Australian heat, I waited around 5 mins for it to dry. Then I was able to apply my makeup.  

I had a couple morning flights in Australia and didn't want to apply makeup and apply makeup again when I landed. So I just applied the Glossier priming moisturizer before heading to the airport.  Sometimes I feel I don't feel good without makeup. Just applying the Glossier priming moisturizer my skin looked better. I used it over 3 weeks and there's more than half the tube left. I honestly thought £18 was quite expensive for it, but after using it am glad I bought it.    
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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Sterling Mills Outlet Haul


I've wanted to visit Sterling Mills Outlet in forever, so I finally got to go. Let's say it's not the biggest outlet I've seen, but it's different. I was most looking forward to seeing the Beauty Outlet. I visited the Beauty Outlet at Gretna Gateway. There's soo much makeup and skincare products I have not seen in shops before.  Incase you're wondering where Sterling Mills Outlet is, it's in Tillicoultry, Scotland.  

Products : 

Nike 
Nike grey jumper

Adidas 
Addias grey joggers

Beauty Outlet
Skin Academy peel off mask 
Danielle creations brightening face sheet mask
Danielle creations purifying face sheet mask
Essie Spa exfoliating hand scrub
Maybelline baby lips sugar cookie
Maybelline master glaze blush
W7 Holographic lipgloss 
E.L.F lip balm tint : peach
E.L.F lip & cheek duo stix : pink  

I spent £76 at Sterling Mills Outlet, which is quite good for everything I got.
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Thursday, 9 November 2017

MAC Snow Ball


Everyone tells me I spend too much on makeup, but believe it or not I do try save money. MAC is expensive, so I tend to buy it at duty free or in America, unless it's a limited edition I buy on MAC website as they sell out fast. MAC have just released a limited edition Christmas collection called, Snow Ball. Can you believe the lipsticks and eyeshadows are already sold out on the website ?. I planned to get 1 lipstick from the collection, but you know I failed. I ended up getting 2 lipsticks and 2 eyeshadows. There was also 10% off, 4% Quidco cash back and I used the gift card.   

So here I introduce you my lipsticks and eyeshadows I picked.

Lipstick :

Warm Ice
Holiday Crush


Eyeshadow :

Delicate Drift
Starry Nights


I love the gold and shimmery design, different from the classic black. The lipsticks were hard to choose from, so I picked holiday crush and warm ice. Both lipsticks are nude colours which I like, nothing to dramatic. The eyeshadow is designed in a snowflake, you don't actually want to use it as it's so pretty the design.   

The person who gave the gift card will see this, as they are known to read my blog. 
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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Soap and Glory The Ultimelt


New York really is the City that never sleeps. When I go to the City, I try to make the most of it. I was out till 3am and am guilty to say, I was too tired to even wash my makeup of my face. I was getting up at 6am, to get out and see that City again. If you'd even call that sleep. 

I knew I had to sort my skin out. I've been using the Soap and Glory Ultimelt. It comes with a cloth, but who follows instructions ?. I've been using it like a face wash. My skin feels so much better and the smell is really nice. 

It's £10 from Boots (buy it when it's 3 for 2 and save money) Boots do a lot of offers on Soap and Glory, either 3 for 2 or a third off. 
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