24 March 2014

A Mother's Day Gift Guide With Fragrance Direct


With Mothers Day being less than a week away its time to think about what present to treat your wonderful mum to this year! I've teamed up with Fragrance Direct (Link) to let you know about a selection of their wonderful gift sets which are simply perfect for Mothers Day.

Paco Rabanne Lady Million £44.95 (Link)
Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Firstly, the packaging of this gift set is second to none and the fragrance looks stunning placed on your dressing table. This gift set is perfect for any mother who loves a bold and sexy scent - If your mum is a bit of a glamour puss then this is definitely one for her! With top notes of Neroli, Amalfi Lemon and Raspberry, heart notes of Gardenia, African Orange Flower and Jasmine and base notes of Amber, White Honey and Patchouli this fragrance is certainly a feminine and sensual affair. Alongside the fragrance is a body lotion which is an ideal way to end a pamper session and compliments the fragrance perfectly.

Chloe Signature Gift Set £55.99 (Link)
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Chloe's fragrances are such a classic iconic product, that this is a very failsafe option for any woman. The brand and fragrance simply oozes elegance, class and timeless beauty. This is reflected in the rather stunning packaging of the product. A soft dusky pink box houses a bottle of the fragrance and the body lotion. The light and seductively fresh scent of Chloe Signature contains notes of peony, freesia, rose and lily of the valley which create an intensely memorable scent. As i previously mentioned, this is such a elegant timeless fragrance that i'm sure any mother would be delighted to receive it! In the gift set a body lotion is also included, the same timeless scent which will leave your skin feeling soft and nourished (and smelling delicious).

Marc Jacobs Daisy Gift Set (Link)
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The iconic and popular Daisy fragrance from Marc Jacobs is a great option if your mother prefers a slightly lighter and more spring like fragrance. Boasting top notes of Wild strawberry, Violet leaves and Ruby red grapefruit. With a heart of Jasmine and Gardenia and a base of Vanilla, Musks and White woods. This fresh and floral fragrance is perfect for the forthcoming Spring/Summer months! The packaging of the fragrance is very decorative, with a duo of 3d model flowers planted on the lid, this will give your dressing table an instant spring update. With the fragrance you also receive a shower gel to add a bit of summer luxe to your pamper time and a body lotion which leaves your skin silky soft and smelling as fresh as a daisy... (sorry!!).

Fragrance Direct have an abundance of gift sets and fragrances which are an ideal mothers day present so definitely check them out if you are still on the lookout for a gift. Its also worth mentioning, the sets were delivered very quickly (within 2 days). I've just checked the Fragrance Direct website and they have a discount code for free standard delivery on orders over £40 - enter 'FREEDEL40' at the checkout. Not too sure when this discount code runs out so be quick!!

16 March 2014

Review // Online Pharmacy Website Farmaline


A couple of weeks ago i received a parcel from the Belgium online pharmacy website, Farmaline. Farmaline very nicely allowed me to choose one product from their website to review. After browsing the website, my eyes were drawn to the elusive Bioderma! I've been itching to try Bioderma for so long so now seemed like the perfect opportunity.

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I received my parcel very swiftly (well within a week from ordering), which came packaged well in a branded box. Farmaline had also included a few samples of other skincare brands (Louis Widmer, A'Vogel) and also a rather large sample of the Vichy Foundation Kit which i know is meant to be amazing so i'm very excited to try that out. I also received a full size bottle of the Vichy 3 In 1 Purete Thermale Micellar Water which i have not yet tried but i'm looking forward to seeing how it compares to the Bioderma.

I've been using the Bioderma pretty much since i received it and i've found it removes my daily make up with ease. If you find yourself to be a bit lazy with your skincare then Bioderma will suit you perfectly. Every night i apply the Bioderma to a cotton pad and simply glide the pad around my face and eyes to remove all my make up. After swiftly removing my make up i am left with clean skin, no oily residue (which a lot of cleansers leave behind), no red eyes and it didn't irritate my skin either. This stuff truly lives upto the hype. As i previously mentioned, Faramaline also included a Vichy Micellar Water which i'm interested in seeing how this will compare with the Bioderma - comparison to come asap.

Farmaline stock a range of great skincare and health products and are well worth a look into. I for one found the experience very easy and fast. http://www.farmaline.co.uk/health/

Felicity xo


9 March 2014

Video & Review // Enrapture Extremity Heated Rollers

Hi girls,

If you didn't know already, i've recently decided to enter the realm that is YouTube. I've already uploaded 2 videos (Whats In My Bag and a February Favourites) and today's video is a tutorial for my beloved Enrapture Extremity Heated Rollers. I'm hoping that the more videos i make, the more confident i will become on camera...

You can watch the video below

Alongside the tutorial of the Heated rollers i thought i'd include a blogpost alongside, y'know so you can see some decent photos and read about them in more detail.

The rollers arrive in a rather large plastic container, with a plastic lid. Inside, there are 20 rollers (10 larger for volume and 10 smaller for more defined curls) the rollers have a small slit in them which slots nicely into the rail in the casing, which is where they heat up. The rollers take around 2 minutes to heat upto their maximum heat setting.

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(Don't mind me in the reflection...)

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The heating process of the heated rollers is quite innovative, as heat is emitted from both the roller, and from the butterfly clip which has a metal plate on the inside. Both these work together to ensure that the roller stays heated for longer, meaning your style will last a whole lot longer. If you have thick long hair, these rollers will ensure that the heat is carried throughout your hair.

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The rollers have a velvet type texture to them which means that they cling to your hair a lot better. Once the hair is rolled around the roller, you simply place one of the butterfly clips on top to hold the roller into place. Once all the rollers are in place, it takes around 10 minutes until all the rollers have cooled down to touch, which is when you know they are ready to be gently removed.

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I've used these rollers both when my hair was longer and also on my now shorter hair, and the rollers work great on both lengths. For use on longer hair, they can give you that gorgeous hybrid hair of Cheryl Cole/Victorias Secret - If you want to see the rollers in action on longer hair, i'll refer you to Corrie (of Dizzybrunette3) who is a whizz at using them on her long hair (link)

Tips & Tricks

♥ I find starting from the crown area easiest, then simply work your way through your hair.
♥ If you want more root lift, pull the piece of hair forward and down and roll so the roller sits tight on your hair.
♥ Always roll the roller under rather than over if you want more volume. If you roll upwards over the hair you will get more of a flickier style.
♥ Make sure the piece of hair is knot free and fairly smooth before rolling, this will ensure a more sleeker finish when the roller is released.
♥ For more hold, you can spray each piece of hair with hairspray before using the roller.
♥ If you want bigger but more relaxed waves, try wrapping a larger piece of hair around the roller.
♥ When the rollers are ready to be removed, start from the front section and work your way back.
♥ To ensure that you don't lose any of the butterfly clips - clip each clip back onto the roller when you remove them.
♥ Finally, if you find that your first go wasn't 100% *raises hand sheepishly* don't worry, it took me a few attempts to suss out exactly how to use them.

I absolutely love these rollers, they give full bodied bouncy curls within around 15 minutes and are very easy to use on both longer and shorter hair. Check out my video on them (link) if you fancy a look at them in action - and if you're feeling SUPER nice feel free to Subscribe/Like/Comment. I'm really trying to give YouTube a go, so any interactions would be fab! haha *shameless plug over*

I've found that the rollers are often on offer, so a quick google is well worth it if you are looking to buy these rollers. The rollers are currently on offer at very.co.uk (link) for £48.00 instead of the RRP which is £60.00 (I'm not affiliated/sponsered by Very *i wish ;)*)

I hope you all have a lovely Sunday, i can't believe how warm it is today - Hello Spring!

Felicity xo

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