Wednesday, June 25, 2014

My Lancome Perfume

I've had a couple of Lancome Perfumes for a while now and I thought it was about time to share my thoughts on them. 

Magnifique by Lancome: I feel like if a ruby could smell, it would smell like Magnifique. It is a rather grown-up smell, if that makes any sense, it is very definite and knows what it is - no fruity, musky, sweet tones in this one. The bottles lasts for a very long time - it lasted me at least two years wearing it almost every day. It stays on for at least 9 hours and you can still smell it on your clothing after a day at work/school. Worth a try, and it will always have a special place in my heart as my first proper perfume. Oh and Anne Hathaway is the face of it so come on, you have to try it.

Tresor Midnight Rose by Lancome: This perfume smells musky, with a rather sweet tone to it. The packaging is wonderful (I love the rose that is on the top). It'll last you forever - seriously, at least two years. Midnight Rose also lasts on you for at least 9 hours and if you smell your clothing the day after, hints of the smell will still be there. As a side note, i've dropped this a couple of times and it's never broken so that's always a plus!!! Hardy bottles FTW.


Friday, June 13, 2014

My June Bathroom Shelf

I go through a lot of phases when it comes to skin care and I just thought I would tell you about my recent one that i've been using for about two-three months.

First I use the "Gentle Skin Cleanser" by Cetaphil to wash and cleanse my face. It takes off any makeup and seems to clean my face well. If I have heavy makeup on, it will take a bit of scrubbing to get off and maybe two pumps of the Cetaphil but it does work. It's easy, better than plain soap and inexpensive. Here it is if you'd like to buy it.

Secondly, I use St. Ives "Green Tea Scrub" as an exfoliator. This stuff is great, it comes out in a heavy green paste and only a small amount (maybe three peas worth, size wise) is needed to cover the entire face. You gently rub it in and there are little beads that exfoliate your skin, you can also leave it on for longer to exfoliate even more. I use it about three times a week and it appears to be working rather well. This is it here and it's also rather inexpensive and smells like green tea which is soothing :)

Finally, a christmas present from this year was "Cranberry Joy Body Scrub"  from The Body Shop and I have recently started using it. I use a small amount about once or twice a week, place it on my body and using a sponge thingy (one of these) I work it into my skin. It comes out as a thin gooey consistency with little beads in it, but scrubs up to become white and foamy. This scrub moisturises like heaven, smells like Christmas and is great all round. However, it was limited edition at Christmas, so is gone now but may be back at the end of the year - so keep you eye out! However, do not despair, The Body Shop has several other body scrubs just like this one that you can get currently.

I hope this has helped you a little bit, or given you some inspiration for creating your own skin/shower regime :)