Beautiful smelling haul!

haul august 2014

Firstly, I picked up this beautiful vest top from Oasis. It is a gorgeous grey colour (although it is showing up more lilac on camera) with a scalloped edge. This is a beautiful light-weight vest in an unusual colour which I know I will get a lot of wear out of.

I then went in to the body shop to shop for a present for my friends birthday. I did pick up a present for her but I also treated myself! I picked up the Solid Oil for Lips as recommended by FleurdeForce. This is a very oily lip balm (stating the obvious I know). It really does nourish your lips however I don’t think that a lipstick would work on top due to the oily texture. It is definitely more of a lip balm to use on its own. 

In The Body Shop I also picked up their Early-Harvest Raspberry Eau De Toilette. I don’t normally wear the body shop fragrances because they are so fruity and remind me of the kind of scents I used to wear as a teenager. However, this is simply divine. It really does smell of fresh raspberries and I just can’t keep smelling it. There is something very addictive about this scent. 

I did also pick up another perfume! I picked up Britney Spears Island Fantasy. It was one of the offers at the till and it was £15 for 100ml!! Bargain!!! This is definitely a summer scent. It smells like a tropical cocktail with notes of coconut and pineapple. I would’t wear this of an evening but for a day at work it is perfect! 

Clinton Cards had a fantastic offer on their Yankee Candles. I picked up a couple of their large jars for presents but for myself I picked up these two votives in Pink Hibiscus scent. This is a beautiful floral scent with hints of rose. These were 50% off so i couldn’t resist even though I have way too many candles at home!

The last things I picked up were a couple of products from L’Oreal. I picked up another of their nail polishes in Pistachio Drage. This is a stunning colour as is the rest of their latest range. These are fantastic quality and seem like good value, however they work out at the similar price as OPI and NailsInc per ml. That said, the colours are gorgeous and they are always on offer. They were on offer so I also picked up an eyeshadow from the same brand. I picked up the Colour Riche L’Ombre Pure Gel-Infused Eyeshadow in Nude. This is a cream eyeshadow in a beautiful taupe colour. I haven’t tested the longevity yet but it looks promising!

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My new favourite scent

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Jo Malone has been my favourite brand of perfume for a few years now ever since I purchased my first bottle!

I did a blog post a couple of months back about my Jo Malone consultation where they fragrance match you. This week I went to buy my mom a bottle for her birthday and decided to treat myself as well.

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I picked up the Peony and Blush Suede fragrance for myself. This is a beautiful light floral with a sweet edge to it. It is simply divine.

This perfume lasts all day and is a handy size to pop in your handbag.

I would definitely recommend Jo Malone if you want a great shopping experience and a wonderful long-lasting perfume

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Jo Malone consultation

Today me and my mom visited Jo Malone in Selfridges in Birmingham. We had a complimentary hand and arm massage which we received with christmas gifts. They are still giving out these complimentary vouchers when you make any purchase from a Jo Malone stand.

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The consultation started with the assistant giving us testers of different scents to work out which one was our favourite. My favourite was Peony and Blush Suede. The assistant then mixed it with other fragrances to make my signature fragrance. She mixed the Peony and Blush Suede with English Pear and Freesia. This combination was deliciously sweet and floral. These perfumes are definitely going to be added to my wish list!

The lovely assistant then gave me an arm massage using the English Pear and Freesia body cream followed by spraying the Peony and Blush Suede cologne. This was brilliant as I had never considered mixing fragrances by layering body cream and cologne.

This was definitely an experience I would recommend as it has given me ideas for fragrance combinations I would never have thought of and that are unique!

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