Thursday, 30 July 2015

REVIEW: GHOST Girl Fragrance!

I've never mentioned this on my blog before but the original GHOST fragrance was the first perfume that I truly fell in love with and wore on a daily basis - this must have been when I was 16-19.  I loved the bottle, I loved the hints of sandalwood & vanilla and I love how womanly it made me feel back then.

Now GHOST are in the midst of launching their brand new GHOST Girl campaign which I feel like I've fallen for all over again.

First things first, Charlotte Free is the face of the campaign and anything she does, I am all over!  She's a fantastic role model of being true to yourself and expressing your unique identity (plus she's an absolute babe).  She's absolutely perfect for this campaign & everything the new fragrance represents - individuality, playfulness and mischievousness.

GHOST Girl has a real feisty edge with notes of pomegranate, pear and orange blossom, blended with notes of musky amber and cedar-wood which really gives it a kick and personality - also entirely different to the usual classical collection of GHOST, making it a contemporary dressing table must have.

In a way, I feel like I wish I could have switched it up and to have owned this perfume back when I was going through my years of self-discovery instead of trying to grow up to fast & fit in with everyone else. I should have instead been more carefree, more focused on my inner confidence and how I want to live and for people to see me - if that makes sense!

I think this fragrance is really marking a change of direction to the GHOST brand; I feel like a lot of fragrances that are currently being launched, yes, smell nice, but perhaps don't have much substance; Whereas to have a message as powerful as this and spreading the word to young girls who are particularly vulnerable is fantastic.  I really can't wait to see what they bring out next!

@GhostFragrances #GhostGirl

What do you think of this new fragrance launch from GHOST?


Please note this is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own!

Thursday, 23 July 2015

REVIEW: Top 5 Blush Domes

Ladies, you might have noticed that Blush Domes are IN at the moment.  I'm going to confess, when I first started seeing them I wasn't interested at all, they look a little tacky and I thought it was just a fad that would quickly pass... that was until more and more brands started launching them.

I finally gave in and decided to actually give them a go and I'll admit, was pleasantly surprised!  I've chosen out some of my favs to show you today!

L-R Bagsy, Ciate, TBS, Topshop.

Bagsy Pretty Cheeks Velvet Blush in 01 Velvet Rose - How gorgeous is this shade?  I was really surprised by the pigment of this dome, the newest in my collection from brand new makeup line Bagsy.  The colour is stunning and it has a gorgeous velvety cream touch which makes it really easy to blend into the apples of the cheeks.

Ciate Blush Pop in Darling - This might just be my favourite and has become a makeup bag staple of mine because the colour is just so stunning!  It is just the perfect peachy summer shade and it's creamy consistency is gorgeous too.

Body Shop Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome in #02 & #01 - These are technically Highlighters but they're so stunning.  It took me a long time to try these but I'm so glad I did - #01 is just the most beautiful gold toned shimmer and the dome shape makes it glad for sweeping along the cheek bones and on the cupids bow for a quick application.  #02 is a rosey pink shade with specks of gold, it reminds me of Nars Orgasm blusher!

Topshop Glow Dome in Galatic - I haven't worn this out as I'm not entirely brave enough but had to include it as the colour is just stunning.  It's a two-tone purple/gold shade which I have never seen before in a cream makeup product - it's almost iridescent and so unique.  This is a multiuse product so you can apply to the eyes, lips, cheek or collarbones for a hint of purple shimmer in the light!

I've had a lot of fun playing with these.  I find the best way to apply them (personally) is to sweep a duo-fibre brush over the dome and sweep on cheeks to build up colour.  The thought of just drawing the colours straight onto the face from the dome makes me a little anxious (what if I don't blend it in time!) so I prefer to build up a natural flush another way!

Have you tried a Blush/Highlighter Dome?  What are your thoughts?



Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Pale Foundation Reviews - Your Requests!

One of my most popular blog posts was one I did a very long time ago; a round up of foundation reviews (pale ones, in particular).  I have acquired a lot of brilliant foundations since then and so I've decided to start doing full, in depth foundation reviews again!

Before I get into them, I want to ask you if there are in particular base reviews you want!  I'm happy to go out and purchase for review with my usual 'before and after' style photographs.  I have so many that I can't wait to show you so I hope you're ready!

Do let me know if there are any foundations you want reviewed in particular! 


Tuesday, 14 July 2015

REVIEW: My Favourite Acid Toners/Exfoliators

After being told by skincare goddess Caroline Hirons that I need to incorporate exfoliating toners into my skincare regime I did some researching and added a few new additions to my skincare kit. I wanted to share with you my current favourite toners and give a mini review of each!

Alpha H Liquid Gold -
I've been using Alpha H's holy grail Liquid Gold for a few years or so now and I adore it. I can really tell the difference in the look and feel of my skin after using it and I really look forward to using it. I use this once a week (if that), particularly before a big/important day or if my skin looks a little more dull than it should. It works to keep my skin plump, soft and I feel like my skin is less blemished and more glowing the day after use. Saying that, it really does dry my skin out if used too much which is why I use it sparingly.

Ren Clarifying Toner - 
Caroline recommended this toner to me as it's gentle enough for every day use whilst still containing great ingredients to remove excess makeup, close pores and gently exfoliate. I sweep this on face with a cotton pad after removing my makeup every evening (unless I'm using Liquid Gold) and then apply acne treatments, oils and a night moisturiser (more details on these to follow)!

La Roche Posay Serozinc - 
I want to do a full review on this soon as I am head over heels in love with it!  It used to be notoriously hard to get hold of but it's now stocked on Escentual (currently discounted - link here).  I spray this over my face every evening after cleansing, before moisturising and my skin has really cleared up.  Love!

Pixi Glow Tonic - 
This is my newest and so I'm still in the midst of testing it for review but so far, so good.  This has such a cult following so I'm expecting great results!  It's gentle enough for daily use and all skin types so I think I'm going to get on well with it.

These are my favourite acid exfoliators at the moment - I think they're all great products in their own way and I love how I can switch between them depending on intensity of product or time of day.

What are your favourite exfoliating toners? Have you tried these ones?

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