Sunday, July 19, 2015

FÉRET PARFUMEUR Hyalomiel Gel for your hands

It has been so long since I last blogged, and I honestly didn't think that I would do another review.  What changed my mind was my new passion and love for perfumery.  I've scoured the Internet for new niche fragrances and came across Bloom Perfumery.  Bloom offers so much more than an olfactory journey for many of us, but also offers unique body care products.

Today's review is on Feret Parfumeur Hyalomiel Gel for your hands.  I must admit that this is a new brand to me as it has been a long time since I've ventured outside of my usual pampering routine and products.  

Unique is the first word that came to mind when I apply this clear gel onto my hands. It's a honey textured clear gel that cools as you apply onto your hands.  It takes about 10 seconds to dry and when it does, it turns matte and your skin is left moisturised and glistening.  It provides a powder finish that will mattify your hands if you have sticky summer hands :)

One of the main ingredients in this product is honey (which is from the Garrigue according to the package), which acts as a humectant.  Honey is also a bacteria killer, so I can imagine this hand gel is great to use on travel to refresh and to sanitise your hands. The cool gel like refreshing feeling is also ideal for this summer, so I would definitely grab this now.  Also, if you have sensitive skin or sun burnt skin, I believe this would be ideal to help soothe the irritated skin.

My hands are perfumed with a faint rose scent that evaporates quickly.

Here are the ingredients:

You can buy yours here for £9.50 for 50ml. 

If you want to learn more about this brand, check out their website here.

Leave it up to Bloom to find unique products and deliver them to us here in the UK.  Another reason why I really like them!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Moschino love

I wanted to share with you all some things that I treated myself too recently. I've had a lot of costume jewellery tarnish on me and most of it was binned or given to charity.  I was so in love with topshop jewellery, only to be disappointed when the gold would wear off.  It's just so painful to have to get rid of a piece of jewellery that you love.  Sure it only cost me like £1-3 each, but I have nothing to show for it now and it feels like wasted money.  Now, I'm not saying that designer jewellery never tarnishes, but I haven't had to toss away any of my designer costume jewellery away ever.  So it's all about having less but having it for longer.

Ringing in 2015 with some Moschino love

All purchased from Luisaviaroma during their sale. They were offering an additional 20% off sale items with free international shipping, so I took the plunge.  My order arrived 2 days later from Italy. That's not bad at all really.

The photos online did not do justice for what arrived in the post. The jewellery is heavy and well made.  The only disappointment was that the boxes were thin. I like a nice heavy box when it comes to my designer pieces.  Overall though, I'm happy with the purchases and looking forwarded to adding that golden bling to my all-black wardrobe this year.

I'm really loving what Jeremy Scott is doing with Moschino. It's reminiscent of the 90's and my childhood with a touch of couture.  I love it.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Long Time ....

Wow, it has almost been an entire year since I last wrote on this blog.

I lost my way a bit in beauty blogging. It started off with being busy with work, and then I was falling behind on what was new and felt what I would write would be irrelevant in a beauty world that was going at such a fast pace.

I didn't recognise the beauty blogging world anymore. It began to be filled with PR samples instead of real purchases and my mistrust for the authenticity of posts couldn't be shaken.

In the meanwhile, I began a massive cull of my collection in order to minimise my life and I didn't think someone would want to read about that.

But for 2015, I decided to take this blog in a different direction. Whether this will interest anyone is unknown, but I hope you join me as I minimise my life and use up the beauty products that I have before they have to be binned.

I have now moved for the 9th time in my life. This time, 5 hours away to a lovely quaint seaside town for work.  This move made me realise a few things:

1. I had things in storage that I forgot I had, leading me to believe that I never needed it or wanted it that badly to begin with

2. I have way too many eye shadows and nail polishes that I could possibly use in my lifetime

3. I was holding onto clothes that I hoped would I would fit into one day, and lastly

4. I realised the amount of money I spent on things that would go off if I didn't use it soon

So what to expect from this blog this year?

Products I have used up and my reviews of them and

My struggle as I embark on a beauty no-buy (other than foundation once I finish the ones I have) for 2015. (Even as I write that, I am panicking at the idea of a no-buy for an entire year)

So Merry Christmas everyone out there and see you in 2015 x

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

NOTD: Chanel Alchimie

Oh how I miss my camera.  I actually had a chance to do my nails on a regular basis so I'm falling in love with some oldies.  Can you call Alchimie an oldie yet? The nail world moves so fast with so many polishes coming in at an alarming rate. I just can't keep up (and neither can my bank account).

Today I wanted to share Alchimie.  It's very similar to Peridot, but without a duo chrome finish.  This metallic finish on this gives this earthy neutral a nice glammed up look.  I like this type of green polish over the others and I've been sporting it lately.  

I love Chanel polishes so much. What's not to love...The bottles, the textures, the tones, and the formulas. They do things just so right.  With any metallic finish, you will get streaky lines, but this one isn't too bad.

This photo is taken with flash at night.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Currently - January 2014

Perfumes, The Guide by Luca Turin & Tania Sanchez

Anything from the Metalheadz Label
Dillon - thirteen thirtyfive (deniz kurtel ruya remix) - seriously this tune is on repeat
Goyte - Hearts a Mess

The Office (US version) Season 9 on repeat in the background
I'm not big on t.v.

I got a few Christmas goodies that I'm very eager to start using (Guerlain Terra Nerolia). I'm still rocking the bright red lips in January and black eyeliner. I've started to smudge it out to make it a bit more smokey than feline flick.

Black dresses, black tights, Acne Comet boots with my H&M army green parka.  I'm carrying my Vivienne Westwood x Cambridge Satchel bag and my VW x Lush scarf as well.

Craving the crispy and crunchy

Water with Lemon

Making sense of what just happened in 2013


My two week cruise into the Med in June :)

Givenchy Rotweiler Accessories & IPAD

I wonder when we will find our next home