Empties || Perfume Edition

As-Salaamu Alaikum
Peace Be Upon You

I’ve not been obsessed with perfumes as much as I have been as when I was younger. I’ve realised I really like sweet, fresh and floral scents – nothing too heavy either.
I’ve made it a mission to clear out my perfume stash before I really invest in some other lovely pieces. I’ve been collecting these empty bottles to share with you before I dispose of them – and ta-da here they are:

1 – GUCCI  ||  Flora by Gucci – Gorgeous Gardenia
I love Gucci perfumes, I feel as though they know exactly how to curate them. This perfume reminds me of summer! A beautiful flirty floral scent, definitely smells like gardenia’s! As this really is heavy on the floral notes I would repurchase the Gracious Tuberose perfume from the same range as it’s much more crisper, cleaner and fresher scent. The floral notes aren’t as heavy as this one!

2 – ZARA  ||  Sugar Rose
A light musky fragrance. I like to pick up these cheaper perfumes for my work/uni bag where I don’t mind if the bottle gets tossed about and I can sprits as much as I want on the go! A really lovely go to spritz for everyday use!

3 – JUICY COUTURE  || Juicy Couture pour Femme
This was one of my first “high end” perfumes I remember splurging in. I was on a trip in New York, went to the flagship store on Madisons Fifth Avenue and purchased this perfume in a gift box set. At 16 years old, this was a very grown up scent for me.
It was a slightly deep floral scent with sweet warm vanilla undertones. I remember at the time I loved it! However, when I got back to the UK, many months later the scent wasn’t quite the same anymore so I struggled to use it over the years. I think I prefer their viva la juicy version as it’s a great young, fun, sweet scent!

4 – VICTORIA SECRETS  ||  Pure Seduction
I discovered VS on the same New York trip as above and fell in love. However these items were purchased as soon as the Bond Street flagship store opened in London, hence the super old packaging! Their body mists are absolutely perfect for when you get out the shower (I don’t like to spray directly on my skin, but once clothed). This particular scent is extremely popular and is veryyyy sweet and light “Red plum and freesia”. If you like super sweet scents just go check this out (most their mists are always on offer!)

5 – GUCCI  ||  Gucci Guilty
Mmmmmmm *insert drool face*. A deep floral scent. Would definitely repurchase. A great one for the evenings and outings.

6 – VICTORIA SECRETS  ||  Heavenly
This is a slightly muskier tone with sweet vanilla undertones. Again a quick body mist. Really great for the work/ uni handbag! Not one I’d personally repurchase, only because I feel as though this scent fades ever so quickly, it’s not as long lasting as I would’ve hoped.

Scents are super hard to express in words, so hopefully you’ve enjoyed this post. I would highly recommend checking out Gucci perfumes for special occasions and the VS body mists for everyday quick uses! xoxoInstagram  ||  Twitter  ||  Tumblr  || Youtube


EMPTIES || June 2016

As-Salaamu Alaikum
Peace Be Upon You

I hope you all had a lovely day and a blessed day.

Are people still sharing these posts? I really wanted to share with you what I’ve been using, so here’s what I have to say about the following empties.
L’oreal Paris  ||  
Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation – Gold Linen – 30ml
This is the 5th bottle of foundation I’ve had and have continuously repurchased. It’s the only hughstreet foundation I love. I won’t go into too much detail as I’ve got a whole post dedicated to it, [H E R E]. A much more ‘recent’ use of the foundation can be found [H E R E].

Dior  ||  Lip Maximiser Collagen Activ – 001 – 6ml
Okay lovelies, I absolutely enjoyed using this gloss/ maximiser! I felt like it added the perfect amount of gloss to my lips and enhanced the appearance of my lips. It didn’t boost it tremendously just gave a very soft plumping, tingling effect – something I love the feel of on my lips. Seriously, I thoroughly loved using it and it definitely was a go to in my basic staple kit. Will seriously be thinking about repurchasing this item once I’ve used up some of my other products as well.

Gucci  ||  Flora by Gucci – Gracious Tuberose – 50ml 
I gifted this to myself many moons ago with another Gucci flora perfume and I’m very sad to see this one leave my perfume selection! This is a great light floral perfume. It’s very soft, fresh and feminine. A great all rounder, can be worn anywhere. I highly recommend this to all ages, go sniff out a tester!

Clean & Clear  ||  Advantage Quick Clear Spot Treatment Gel – 14ml
Now Alhamdulilah, I don’t get spots too often however a very long time ago I seemed to be getting these minute spots and didn’t know what to do. I purchased this and would apply it overnight generously ensuring to cover the entire spot area that required treatment. My skin is normal to dry skin and I’ve found that this has worked extremely well and assisted me in my time of need. It did tighten and dry up the area though afterwards so a hydrating moisturiser was required.

Institut Karine Paris  ||  Creme Mains Karite – 30ml
My hands suffer from dry skin due to all the constant washing I do. This creamy moisturiser was lovely and I enjoyed using it a lot. If anyone likes using those blue astra moisturising cream then you’ll love this because it reminds me of that, just less oily!

Rimmel London  ||  Exaggerate Retractable Lip Liner – Addiction – 0.25g
Now I love this retractable lip liners, so easy to use, no fuss and no sharpening required and I go through these like crazy. These Rimmel ones are my favourite, they’re cheap and easily available. Addiction is a great base colour for me and helps prevent any lipstick/ lip glosses from bleeding.

Rimmel London  ||  Exaggerate Retractable Lip Liner – Red Diva – 0.25g (x2)
Now I adore red diva, it’s definitely been a long time favourite and one that I recommend to any yellow toned girls! It’s the perfect red and stays put all day! I love wearing this alone all over my lips, can get a little tacky after awhile but that doesn’t stop me from loving it and repurchasing it like crazy. I’ve already purchased what must be my seventh lipliner of this specific colour!

No7  ||  Precision Lip Pencil – Caramel – 0.31g
This is a great lipliner, very smooth and creamy. Caramel is a great brown nude, and really great for enhancing and drawing on over the top lips.

Mac  ||  Lipstick – Brave (Satin)
I adore this colour, a beautiful mauve pink that looks great on girls that have a similar skin tone to me as it isn’t a ludicrous pink that’s too pale. A great everyday colour. Sadly I won’t be repurchasing this lip colour as I already have a backup ready to use and plus I have about 5 other colours which are similar, LOL. Until I’ve worked my way through those I won’t be looking to get another one.

Mac  ||  Lipstick – Viva Glam II (Satin)
Now this is a colour I can’t wait to get my hands onto again. I freaking loved it. It’s a pink/brown lippie, which was a perfect for my skin tone. I loved wearing this as a base colour and applying my lipglosses on top, it really helps oomph up the colour! I would look to repurchase this 1) For the colour 2) It’s a viva glam hippie – my purchase is going towards helping people with HIV/AIDS (makes me feel less guilty)!

Glamglow  ||  Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment Mask – 50g
I love Glamglow, absolutely love it. I can honestly say after months of not using this or any other glamglow products my skin has deteriorated so much, it doesn’t feel as hydrating or plump as I remember my skin to be and constantly looks tired. This is a great hydrating mask which smells like honey and leaves the skin feel supple and refreshed, thanks to its tingly and plumping sensation. As I wash it off I ensure to buff it into my skin and exfoliate it. I haven’t repurchased any glamglow products as I’m currently in the middle of trying other ones out, but I can now honestly say I’m more than happy to part with my £50.00 and repurchase this tub of goodness.
My review on the GlamGlow – Youthmud can be found [H E R E].

Yves Saint Laurent  ||  Mascara Volume Baby Doll – 2ml
I can’t quite remember how I got this sample size mascara but I enjoyed using it. Its small and handy, which makes it the perfect travel companion. The mascara is very lengthening and pitch black. It coated my lashes very well however it didn’t wow me. It’s not something I’ll look to repurchase. I feel as though Lancome do better mascara’s with amazing brush heads that hold and freeze your lashes in place.

Eylure  ||  Lashfix Strip Lash Adhesive – 6ml
I feel as though I’m over my false lash phase in life and I noticed this had been sitting amongst my beauty stash just getting old. This is a great lash glue which drys up clear, works perfectly just like the small sample lash glues you get when purchasing an Eylure false lash.

No7  ||  Beautiful Skin Eye Make-Up Remover – 100ml
This is a great dupe to Lancome’s Bi-Facil eye makeup remover, need I say more? Does the job real good 🙂

Simple  ||  Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser – 125ml
This is a good light moisturiser, doesn’t leave an oily residue on the skin and feels very light. I’m already on my next bottle of this. As it’s so light it works well in the morning before I apply my makeup, I find my foundation sits well. It’s not a “wow must have, I need to try” moisturiser, it’s just a very good everyday one.

and that’s all I have for today folks, until the next post, xoxo

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EMPTIES || January 2015

Every month or so I will write up a blog post on all the products that I have used up, finished, emptied or am throwing away within that month. But before I throw it in the trash, I thought I’d write a sentence or two on what I thought of the product, and whether I’d repurchase it or recommend it.IMG_5368
In these posts, I will try my best to link the products back, or link similar products if I can’t find it online; hope this helps! So before I ramble on for too long, I’ll get straight into it as I’ve got twelve products to write about! Continue reading EMPTIES || January 2015