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Marc Jacobs: Dot vs Decadence
Nothing brings back memories of my youth more than a Marc Jacobs perfume. It was the first perfume that I ever bought and I still remember opening it Christmas morning as I made that big leap from Victoria Secret body sprays to actual perfume. I remember feeling so sophisticated and classy. Now perfume is one of my daily essentials and I genuinely feel a bit bare/not fully dressed without perfume. But that’s exactly what a good perfume does – it inspires you and it brings back memories from your past. I have the Daisy collection so naturally had to expand and reintroduce more Marc Jacobs back to my perfume shelf. MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - Dot Eau De Parfum Dot isn’t sophisticated or sexy, and it isn't trying to be. It's just what it needs to be: cheerful and easy to wear. I don't think Dot is going to find as large an audience as Daisy, which appealed to a wide range of ages and tastes. Dot's appeal strikes me as more narrow, but it should attract a youthful target market. The cute ladybird-like packaging sets it aside from any other perfume on the market - Dot could be the original Daisy’s little sister! It smells pleasant but not enough to make you go WOW. I probably wouldn't repurchase but glad the standout bottle now lives on my shelf! MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - Divine Decadence Now this is one glamorous perfume! Marc Jacobs Decadence makes a statement with bold styling and a revolutionary bottle design inspired by one of Marc’s iconic handbags. Decadence has a woody scent with strong notes of plum, golden saffron and velvety iris. Though it’s undoubtedly lavish, Decadence isn’t just a fragrance for extroverts – it’s a fragrance for anyone who enjoys rich, warm woody florals with a touch of the unexpected. Overall though it has a strong scent and if you are looking for something that packs an impact give Decadence a go!
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY-Divine Decadence
Daisy Love: The Set
The most perfect gift idea for a loved one. You’ve all seen the gift sets that feature a perfume plus a shower gel and a body lotion/cream. Now I’m not usually a fan of the whole (let’s buy everything in one scent) but in this case I HAVE to make an exception. I was given this by a friend for my birthday. It comes in a beautiful red box with ‘Daisy Love’ displayed on the front, which I am now using to store my nail varnishes inside! MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - Daisy Love Eau de Toilette Set Daisy is a light floral fragrance, it’s not too sweet and has a slight woodsy base. This is my favorite spring/summer fragrance. I'd say this is a great first perfume for a teen and could be worn by anyone but in particular would be ideal for women aged from 13 to 40. But if you're older and want to feel that fresh youthful vibe of Daisy then give it a go! It doesn't last as long as other fragrances and you'll probably have to reapply at least once through the day. I absolutely love this shower gel! As I said I’m not usually a fan of these gels inside gift packs but this one is amazing. Marc Jacobs Daisy Love foaming shower gel gently cleanses and scents the skin with a delicate, creamy and radiant fragrance. This gel is obviously in the scent, Daisy Love and when foamed up leaves the skin feeling divine. I have just ordered a full size gel which will be delivered hopefully tomorrow. The lotion is also a great addition to the set. Although, not as nourishing as some of my other favourite lotions I still enjoy applying this after a morning shower. Even when I don’t apply the fragrance itself I get compliments throughout the day on how nice I smell! This would make a great gift for a friend or loved one!
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY-Daisy Love Eau de Toilette Set
Battle of the Body Cream - Aveeno vs Soap and Gl
We all want soft, supple moisturized skin all day long right? I love a rich, hydrating body lotion where I can immediately feel a difference. I put two cult brands to the test to see which one really did what it said on the tin and kept my skin soft and smooth all day. I tested Aveeno on my right arm and Soap and Glory on my left. Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion is “formulated with naturally derived prebiotic colloidal oatmeal”; which claims to preserve the skin's natural microbiome for healthy looking and more resilient skin from the first use. This nourishing lotion is suitable for all skin types. This lotion was incredibly fast absorbing, making it a breeze to apply after a daily shower. The smell is natural yet pleasant and immediately left my skin feeling soft, smooth and healthy looking. The best thing about this lotion is that its non-greasy and suitable for sensitive skin. After 24 hours my right arm was visibly still soft and I was impressed with the results. SOAP & GLORY - The Righteous Butter Known for their clever marketing and funky slogans this brand kills it in the skincare game. This body cream is a buttery texture and is thick when applying to the skin. It takes a little longer to absorb into the skin but you definitely feel moisturized once it's soaked in. I personally love the scent but it won't be for everyone. It has shea butter and aloe vera in it to soothe and soften the skin and it does just that! Although after 24 hours my left arm wasnt as soft and supple as my right Personally, I would choose Aveeno over Soap and Glory every time!
Aveeno-Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Skin79 - Sheet Mask Faves
“Harnessing some of the best kept ingredients in Korean skincare, Skin79 brings a variety of products to unleash glowing skin” I love discovering a new brand! Skin 79 is a korean based skincare company and has been around since 2004. I had heard bits about the brand but only recently decided to delve in - and I'm so glad I have! From sheet and clay masks to serums and cooling gels this brand has it all! For all that knows me, you’ll know I’m a sucker for a sheet mask so I purchased the Brightening and Moisturizing ones. Skin79 - SEOUL GIRL'S BEAUTY SECRET MOISTURISING SHEET MASK This brightening mask is designed to target dull or tired feeling skin types. Seoul Girl’s Beauty Secret Brightening Sheet Mask is packed with Aloe Vera and Cherry Blossom to soothe and brighten your complexion. Getting to work in twenty minutes, this hydrating mask simultaneously reduces redness and balances the skin for an even, radiant complexion. I liked this mask and it smelt great too. I do normally tend to choose a mask that is a little more nourishing and after 10 minutes did become a little drying. Skin79 - SEOUL GIRL'S BEAUTY SECRET MOISTURISING SHEET MASK Intensely nourishing, Seoul Girl’s Beauty Secret Moisturising Sheet Mask is perfect if you have a dry complexion. A cost effective, effortless addition to your beauty pattern, this hydrating mask leaves your skin feeling smooth, healthy and refreshed within just 20 minutes. It has enough liquid enriched into the mask so you can really feel the benefits after even 10 minutes and it smells divine!! I left it on for about 30 minutes, and when I removed it my skin already looked more radiant. But what I loved the most is that the essence is really absorbed into the skin. I used this mask the morning after a ‘few too many drinks’ the night before and my skin felt soft for hours. Personally, I would repurchase the moisturizing mask again but leave the brightening one.
Skin79-SEOUL GIRL'S BEAUTY SECRET MOISTURISING SHEET MASK
Marc Jacobs Daisy: Love and Dream
When it comes to fragrance, for me, there's nothing better than the Marc Jacobs range. It’s been my signature scent for many years and I still get compliments now. Here I’ll compare Daisy Love and Daisy Dream. MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - Daisy Love Eau de Toilette Daisy Love was created by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, this radiant perfume reveals its first notes in a vibrant burst of sweet cloudberries (brambles bigger brother). An ode to the Marc Jacobs iconic daisy, Daisy Love has an oversized daisy that reflects over the warm glow of the fragrance. This fragrance looks fantastic on my dressing table but I do prefer the scent of Daisy Dream. I probably wouldn't repurchase this one but will be keeping the bottle for a long time. MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - Daisy Dream Forever Eau de Parfum Daisy Dream is an alternative of the hugely popular original Daisy fragrance launched in 2007. This new Daisy Dream fragrance is classed as a more sophisticated version of the original, inspired by daisies and blue skies. It’s light, floral and fruity, packaged in an obviously beautiful pale blue glass bottle with daisy motifs. The perfume is made from fruity and floral aromas, top notes of blackberry, pear and grapefruit, lychee and blue wisteria settled on a base of white wood, coconut water and musk. If you’re a Marc Jacobs fanatic like me it’s an absolute must have on your dressing table. Daisy Dream is my absolute all time favourite perfume as it just smells so wonderful. It's not too sweet, which I always find is an issue with perfumes. From the first second I smelt it, I know this was going to be my favorite! Two bottles later and I am still going! Please, try it, you will not regret it!
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY-Daisy Dream Forever Eau de Parfum
Yesto - Cucumber range
Say yes to Yes To’s range of innovative formulas that guarantee outstanding results! There's nothing better than discovering a new beauty brand and becoming instantly impressed and won over by their amazing range. Yesto is an affordable yet effective skincare brand that stands for “innovative, natural, fun and efficacious beauty solutions from head to toe, free of the nasties and filled with the goodies” - that's a YES from me! I also love anything cucumber! From chopped up salads, detox water and yes - skincare. Cucumbers have many hydrating benefits and I couldn't wait to try a couple of products in Yesto’s cucumber range. yesto - Cucumbers Soothing Calming Sheet Mask I love a good sheet mask! There's nothing better than relaxing and enjoying some me time with a book, a tea and a sheet mask hydrating your face - heaven. A cooling and calming sheet mask ideal for irritated skin. This mask is created from a breathable paper soaked in a hydrating and soothing serum. It fits perfectly on the skin allowing the liquid to penetrate deep into the skin for maximum calming benefits. My skin was left calm and refreshed with reduced irritation and redness. I only had this mask on my face for 10 minutes as it was quite dry towards the end - either my face was extremely dry and soaked it all up or it wasn't quite as damp as other sheet masks I have used. yesto - Cucumbers Calming Micellar Cleansing Water Another staple in my skincare regime is clearing my face at the end of the day with a good micellar water. After just finishing my garnier one I was on the hunt for another option and had to try this one. After wiping my face with a few cotton pads it left my skin glowing, hydrated and immediately cleansed and refreshed. I love the bottle, it smells really nice and clean, doesn’t irritate my skin and really ensures I have the last specss of makeup off my skin even after cleansing. Really love this product and would repurchase! They also stock shampoo, conditioner, facial wipes, primer sticks, jelly masks and more in this range! BRB filling my basket…
yesto-Cucumbers Calming Micellar Cleansing Water