Sunday, October 13, 2013

Yardley London Polaire Gift Set Review

I had the most ridiculously long work week, when I arrived home to find this gift set waiting for me.  Mail is always so nice to receive isn't it? Yardley London has launched a new gift set to coincide Downton Abbey's Season 4 series.  I could go on and on about Downton Abbey but I will spare you all with my obsession with this drama series.  All I will say is that I am in love with the fashion and I absolutely love it.

I was eager to try this fragrance as I find that all of the fragrances from Yardley are quality for their amazing price points.  I don't know how they manage to keep the price points so reasonable. Perhaps they decided they would rather spend money on the product than millions upon millions on tv adverts.  Out of all the Yardley fragrances that I have tried to date, Polaire is by far my favourite.

Polaire is a gentle, sophisticated, and complex fragrance. It opens up with a fresh, fruity green top notes of pear and freesia, a comforting yet exhilarating Rose, Ginger and pink pepper heart/middle note, and finally finishes off with Patchouli, Amber and Balsam.  There is something very wild yet contained in this fragrance.  It nicely represents the female consciousness of the roaring 20's where freedom and fun were a new and exciting concept.  It is very modern but without losing the glamour and allure of the 20's.  This scent is a familiar scent, but it is very youthful and glamorous at the same time.

Polaire didn't stay on my skin for long, so this one will have to be topped up quite often, but it is fantastic when you do spritz it. I'm going to keep this on my work desk to give myself a nice sweet reminder to stay fabulous!

For £19.99, you will get both the 50ml fragrance and the body lotion.  They are best when layered for longevity of the fragrance. You can find them at Boots and other stocks here, or on their website

Monday, October 7, 2013

Less stuff, Less stress

Less stuff, less stress is a phrase that youtuber pinksofoxy said in her latest video.  In search of finding some sort of sanity amongst my tiny room, I decided to finally declutter my stash.  For over 5 years, I have been a self-proclaimed makeup junkie/hoarder.  Like many of my online friends, I have immersed myself into this beauty world where we would rather buy the latest lipstick or nail polish than food lol.  You know I'm right ;) The difference is, my friends all have big houses to store these things in, where as I'm trying to  get all of these things into a small one bedroom. 

So I spent the last week gathering everything that I know I won't use in the next 6 months and will begin my declutter.

Has anyone else done this? Is it really this stressful to de-stress? I'm assuming I will feel better once I get rid of this stuff and finally see some empty space.  I have to keep my eye on the prize and that is to finally have some space in this room and whatever money that I recoup from this stuff will go towards a much needed pair of winter boots.  WOW, I sound so practical lol.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Lush's Halloween 2013: Lord of Misrule Review

Lush recently launched their Halloween collection and out of the three new products, Lord of Misrule is by far my favourite.  I am highly impressed by this bath bomb. Not only is it a very complex fragrance combination, but it is a lovely slow fizzer that really moisturizes the skin and leaves you feeling relaxed.  The ballistic fills your bathroom with beautiful mysterious aroma and changes colours right before your eyes.  The end result is an amazing wine coloured bath.  The fragrance is very unique and not your typical run of the mill single note fragrance that most bath bombs have.  This is by far my top 3 bath ballistic from Lush. 

The ingredients are vanilla, black pepper, and patchouli with some gardenia extract as well.  

You can buy yours at any Lush shop for a limited time only and also online at

If you try this one, let me know how you like it? x