Fragrance

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Jimmy Chooooooooooo(n)’s Exotic is something quite extraordinary…

Imagine Jimi Hendrix and imagine a perfume. Put them together and what do you get? Jimmy Choo (probably).

Putting the BAE in BASS since I don’t even know when… 

If you want to smell like you’ve been frolicking in the Caribbean, this is definitely for you. Everyone loves a good Mango, don’t they? This one smells like that, pretty much…

For me, it’s the fact that it’s a strong fruity scent that reminds me of summer in a hot country that makes me like it more than someone who migh not likely be a fan. Obvs.

The packaging is a cute spherical bottle that is burnt orange in colour. You can see Jimmy Choo’s name engraved on it too.

Today is the first day of Spring and National Fragrance Day, so why not spray some Jimmy Choo Exotic on? It’ll bring Summer round faster…

This fragrance’s top notes are are blackcurrant and grapefruit. The middle notes are passion flower and orchid, with the BAEse notes being patchouli and raspberry.

Ladies, your fragrance ain’t got a PATCH(ouli) on this! 😉

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Viktor & Rolf‘s BonBon … (or as I like to call it: “Boom Boom”)!

If you’d like to know what I’ve smelt like for two whole years then look no further than this… Side note: you’re also a tad strange, if so! Don’t worry, I’m pretty sure I’ve wondered what you smell like too… 😂

Anyway, it’s so sweet and sticks to me like superglue. If I spray some on Monday, I can still smell it on my clothes by Wednesday. What happens on Thursday? I spray it again and smell it until Sunday. #7Days #CraigDavid #ReReWind #TheCrowdSayBonBonSelecta (it from John Lewis, Boots or The Perfume Shop).

That, right there, is the sign of a good perfume.

A timeless sensation pure and absolute pleasure. For women who create their own story.

Caramel characterizes the scent’s evolution, from inception to completion, the caramel notes mature from a sharp, edible top note to softer and milkier in the middle then darkening to add depth to the base note of amber, all surrounded by heart notes are of orange blossom and jasmine.

What is Viktor & Rolf’s BonBon shaped like? A beautiful pinky-purple bow.

How much does it cost? £40-something, but the fact that it’s a very strong scent means you only need to spray it once.

My stunningly-amazing mother (JHEEZE! The word “Mother” sounds a little too strong for this post… #Mummy #Motherbear #Momstar #Momski #Momitis 😂) bought it for me in 2014 and I’ve still got it (and it’s half-full) almost three years on!

Yeah, so, Viktor & Rolf, buy into it. #BonBon #SweetLikeBonBon #BonBonBonIWantYouInMyRoom #BonBonBonding

My best buys of 2O16 are as follows:

LUSH’s Celestial moisturiser:

I haven’t even written a full length post about this cream yet, but I decided to mention it in my best buys because it’s incredible. Although Lush market it at the dry-normal skin type, I’ve got combination to oily and have never faced any issues (good pun, huh?). I initially bought it to get rid of my dry patches on my nose and chin (together with a sample of Ultrabland) and I couldn’t get enough so I apply it all over every morning and night.

LUSH’s Magical Moringa primer:

I’ve already blogged about this before (featured in other posts)… But, I always need to mention it because it’s extremely special to me beauty wise. I’ll make it my mission in 2017 to write a dedicated post specifically for it. Earlier this year, Lush had to halt production proceedings – which lasted about 2 months (but felt like two years for me)… I now buy it in bulk and use it as a primer but I have also been known to wear it alone or as a moisturiser.

LUSH’s Ocean Salt:

One of my friends uses this on her face and body (which it is designed for) although plenty of bloggers have said that it’s too intense and rough to be used on both… Let me tell you, I followed in my friend’s footsteps and have not looked back. I take care when I apply it, but have found that my skin looks considerably more even, and there are no dry patches or dead skin. My makeup and moisturiser go on a lot smoother and my face looks a lot better in pictures. What’s more, I haven’t got a breakout once since using it… I love how soft it makes my skin feel (face AND body). I love it.

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation:

Bobbi Brown’s Intensive Skin Serum is the new Holy Grail of my makeup kit. This stuff is £40 well spent, I’ll tell you that… SPF 40? Check. Flawless application? Check. Perfect shade? Check. Smooth/second skin feel? Check.

I love this foundation so much. Everyone complains about the squeezy dropper… That’s not the issue for me. The issue is I don’t feel as though there’s anywhere near enough product in the bottle for the price. That being said, it’s amazing and I won’t change from using/wearing it. I’ve finally found a foundation to stick to… I use it every day and have never found any problems, in fact – I’d go as far as to say that it’s helped my skin.

Benefit Hoola:

Oh my word. Oh my word. Oh my, oh my, oh my word. This bronzer is without a doubt the best bronzer I have ever used. I’m very late to the party, I get that… Again, very little amount in packaging but well worth the £9.97 that I paid for it. I absolutely love how it matches my skin tone and makes me look like I’ve got expertly crafted contour. It’s amazing. It’s beautiful. It’s everything. I have found my bronzing calling… My only regret is not buying more than one from Boots when I saw them at the tills.

Kylie Cosmetics’ Dirty Peach:

This is another one of those make-up must haves for olive skinned make-up lovers like myself. I absolutely love it. I was extremely skeptical about buying it and having it not match my skin tone, but I was very pleasantly surprised. I blogged about it, and you can read my thoughts in detail here.

Marc Jacobs Daisy:

I don’t actually know the name of the exact one I’m referring to as there are so many with the same name and are all beautifully scented, but it’s the one in the black box with daisies around it. The Eau de Toilette one. I found it with a little help from Google. The scent is a mixture of patchouli, blood grapefruit, violet, strawberry, gardenia, jasmine, white woods, musk, and vanilla. It’s absolutely beautiful. I get complimented for wearing it everywhere I go.

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Lush’s Lust

You all know that once I start talking about Lush, I never stop. It’s as though I don’t have a filter…

Anyway, this post is slightly different to my usual Lush posts because I’ll be discussing something which not many people write about –  the fragrance line: ‘Greatest Hits’ – Lust in particular.

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