Wednesday, 29 November 2017


Glossier You review, glossier you bottle, glossieryou glossier pink

If I had to guess the next launch from uber-cute brand Glossier, it would have been a face scrub or new balm dotcom scent - not body wash and perfume... But here we are! And at least one of these launches has gone well-noticed this year (the body wash and moisturiser didn't quite make the "cult status" like Balm Dotcom) and the first ever fragrance from the brand is not something that you might expect!

You fragrance is delightful. 

It smells exactly as Emily Weiss first described it: like you just hugged your boyfriend, basically. It’s a musky, slightly vanilla and reminds me a little bit of burnt marshmallows (in the best way)

It's warm smelling and you'll feel like you are a 6'2 Victoria Secret model the moment that you spray it. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever tried before, and I pre-ordered this the moment that I sprayed the sample that came with my order. This is one of those fragrances that just can't be described, but one that will suit almost anyone.

As any fragrance will, this smells different on everyone, but the general scent is broken down by Glossier themselves:

> Base notes: ambrette: comfy, warm / ambrox: smooth, salty, animalistic / musk: long-lasting, addictive.
> Top notes:  iris root: earthy, green, woody / pink pepper: spice, sparkling.

I have to admit, I expected something much different from the brand for a perfume launch. The slightly pink/off-white bottle colour works, but the shocking red doesn't feel like Glossier. I guess it's just missing that on-brand feeling, but I like this bottle, as I can't imagine how else this brand could introduce a fragrance. It's different, which I love. I guess what I mean is that you can usually, and instantly, spot a Glossier product on someone's shelf, therefore, this feels a bit weird to see in contrast to their gorgeous pastel tones.

The bottle is like a girly lab sample, and so is the packaging. The red foam is weird but also cool, and definitely a different approach to packaging for this brand. It would be easy to wrap, that's for sure! I know that this new style from the brand is a bit love/hate in the beauty community at the moment, but I really love it.

A couple of pro's for this super simple packaging is ease of travel!
> It's not so overpowering that it'll put off people in the same train carriage as you, but it's definitely there
> It fits into your suitcase/bag perfectly. It's not an awkward shape.
It's 3/4 of an iPhone tall. (Yes, that's good measurements there) AKA it's not going to take up lots of luggage space.

Overall, I do love this fragrance. If you can handle the slightly lesser pastel *Glossier aesthetic* .. then give it a try - Becuase it will most likely impress you!

Have you tried anything from Glossier yet?

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

5 Reasons To Try Roxanne Campbell Nail Polishes

As seen in Elle, Stylist and Look, Roxanne Campbell polishes are making a statement in the beauty world right now, and rightfully so, as she is one of London's top manicurists, working on campaigns such as Rimmel London and with celebrities like Winnie Harlow! .. So you can imagine that her own range has to meet her own very high standards.

1 The formula doesn't feel too thin or too thick to apply, it's just right; it's easy to paint on. The brush is small, meaning you don't end up applying too much. I love the fact that the shades are easy, one-coaters. I could go on, but I'm sure anyone that paints their nails will understand a good formula when they use it - and this is exactly that.

2 They're reasonably priced. £10 is about the right price for a good quality nail polish, any more and you might think "Eek - Will I really use it enough?".. but these are just the right price point in my opinion and are also a perfect gift for Christmas - aka stocking filler heaven!

The packaging is minimal and simple. No fuss, just a good polish with sleek branding. A la Essie.

4 The formula is cruelty-freeformaldehyde-free, and of high-quality. The finish is very glossy, so if you aren't into spending a long time doing your nails, these polishes would be perfect for you, as they can escape the need for a top coat (unlike a lot of drugstore formulas)

The lasting power - The formula won't chip or fade easily, and I wore mine for a good few days before any fading or chipping started.

Overall, I really like the quality and colour range of the polishes and I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for new brands to try out or if you're on the hunt for Christmas presents for a beauty lover! There are lots of shades ranging from nudes to reds, so you really can't go wrong! Next on my wishlist is Violets Are Blue - a true, cobalt blue! What will you pick up?

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