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Salon Trusted Review

- Sponsored Content - So Salons have only just began to open up and most are operating on a smaller scale than we are used to, meaning that purchasing aftercare products from our trusted local shops is currently off the table. Understandably you will not only want to support small businesses but also require the assurance that any beauty product you do purchase is the real deal.

Salon Trusted Review

Enter Salon Trusted, an online destination in which you can not only purchase all your favourite aftercare products safe in the knowledge that each item comes from an authorised source, and if your local salon has a Salon Trusted Code (ask them next time you visit) they earn commission from each sale.

What does Salon Trusted sell? Just about every beauty product and brand (all competitively priced) you could imagine including hair care, beauty products, grooming items and electrical goods, not to mention gifts galore. Rather impressively, there’s free delivery on all orders over £20 too!


I was kindly sent an array of products to test from Matrix Biolage via Salon Trusted, all of which have been selected to cater to my currently bleached and damaged tresses. The idea was to nurse my hair back to health over the course of lockdown and somewhat dazzle my stylist with my newly reformed tresses.

Matrix Biolage is of course a professional standard brand which has been created so you can take the salon home, as such you can expect big things in terms of quality! What makes them a little more special in my opinion is the fact that they have a raw line in which their products are up to 99% natural origin and biodegradable formula - great for the environment and your hair.

Salon Trusted Review

My new routine essentially revolves around Biolage Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner (£27) which has been created for dry and dull hair with quinoa husk and honey . A lot like the colour of the product suggests and the ingredient line up, this has a sweet, almost creamy scent that lingers on the hair all day. The shampoo is gentle yet effective in removing product build up such as dry shampoo and of course daily grime. The conditioner is wonderfully hydrating and yet doesn’t weigh my hair down.

Salon Trusted Review
Salon Trusted Review

This is coupled with a weekly wash using Biolage Colour Last Purple Shampoo to prevent my blonde hair from looking brassy and frankly stretch my highlights out for as long as possible. The pigment within this shampoo is beyond impressive, it quickly eradicates any yellow tones from my hair and yet doesn’t tinge my hair lilac. I can not recommend this enough to fellow blondes (bottle or otherwise).

Salon Trusted Review
Salon Trusted Review

Another weekly treat is Biolage Re-Hydrate Clay Mask (£30.99) which again has been created to deeply nourish dry and dull hair. I’ve tried a lot of hair masks but what sets this aside is the fact that it is clay based; Moroccan Lava Clay to be exact, coupled with Shea Butter. The end result, a thick, luxurious, quick to work hair mask that leaves hair soft, conditioned and manageable. As a side note, a little goes a long, long, way.

Salon Trusted Review
Salon Trusted Review

As we all should, every time I as much as think of going near my hair with heat, I apply a product to protect it. My new weapon of choice is Biolage Heat Styling Primer (£22.99); this non-sticky, easy to use lotion protects hair up to 450°F for soft, smooth, touchable hair. If like myself your hair is fine and easily weighed down and yet you don’t want to skip such category of product, this is a must have! Again, less is more Biolage Heat Styling Primer and I find it works best when used as a companion to blow dry your hair.

Salon Trusted Review

Maybe you don’t have the same hair needs as I do but I can guarantee whatever your current styling requirements may be, Salon Trusted will have whatever you are looking for...and then some.

You can shop all of the above products and many more via Salon Trusted.
 


Salon Trusted - Salon Products for at Home Use

Salon Trusted Review

- Sponsored Content - So Salons have only just began to open up and most are operating on a smaller scale than we are used to, meaning that purchasing aftercare products from our trusted local shops is currently off the table. Understandably you will not only want to support small businesses but also require the assurance that any beauty product you do purchase is the real deal.

Salon Trusted Review

Enter Salon Trusted, an online destination in which you can not only purchase all your favourite aftercare products safe in the knowledge that each item comes from an authorised source, and if your local salon has a Salon Trusted Code (ask them next time you visit) they earn commission from each sale.

What does Salon Trusted sell? Just about every beauty product and brand (all competitively priced) you could imagine including hair care, beauty products, grooming items and electrical goods, not to mention gifts galore. Rather impressively, there’s free delivery on all orders over £20 too!


I was kindly sent an array of products to test from Matrix Biolage via Salon Trusted, all of which have been selected to cater to my currently bleached and damaged tresses. The idea was to nurse my hair back to health over the course of lockdown and somewhat dazzle my stylist with my newly reformed tresses.

Matrix Biolage is of course a professional standard brand which has been created so you can take the salon home, as such you can expect big things in terms of quality! What makes them a little more special in my opinion is the fact that they have a raw line in which their products are up to 99% natural origin and biodegradable formula - great for the environment and your hair.

Salon Trusted Review

My new routine essentially revolves around Biolage Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner (£27) which has been created for dry and dull hair with quinoa husk and honey . A lot like the colour of the product suggests and the ingredient line up, this has a sweet, almost creamy scent that lingers on the hair all day. The shampoo is gentle yet effective in removing product build up such as dry shampoo and of course daily grime. The conditioner is wonderfully hydrating and yet doesn’t weigh my hair down.

Salon Trusted Review
Salon Trusted Review

This is coupled with a weekly wash using Biolage Colour Last Purple Shampoo to prevent my blonde hair from looking brassy and frankly stretch my highlights out for as long as possible. The pigment within this shampoo is beyond impressive, it quickly eradicates any yellow tones from my hair and yet doesn’t tinge my hair lilac. I can not recommend this enough to fellow blondes (bottle or otherwise).

Salon Trusted Review
Salon Trusted Review

Another weekly treat is Biolage Re-Hydrate Clay Mask (£30.99) which again has been created to deeply nourish dry and dull hair. I’ve tried a lot of hair masks but what sets this aside is the fact that it is clay based; Moroccan Lava Clay to be exact, coupled with Shea Butter. The end result, a thick, luxurious, quick to work hair mask that leaves hair soft, conditioned and manageable. As a side note, a little goes a long, long, way.

Salon Trusted Review
Salon Trusted Review

As we all should, every time I as much as think of going near my hair with heat, I apply a product to protect it. My new weapon of choice is Biolage Heat Styling Primer (£22.99); this non-sticky, easy to use lotion protects hair up to 450°F for soft, smooth, touchable hair. If like myself your hair is fine and easily weighed down and yet you don’t want to skip such category of product, this is a must have! Again, less is more Biolage Heat Styling Primer and I find it works best when used as a companion to blow dry your hair.

Salon Trusted Review

Maybe you don’t have the same hair needs as I do but I can guarantee whatever your current styling requirements may be, Salon Trusted will have whatever you are looking for...and then some.

You can shop all of the above products and many more via Salon Trusted.
 



It feels like the world is ever changing and the moment and such adjustments (positive and negative) have not escaped the beauty world and sadly in the midst of all the current chaos, you may have missed the news that the Clarisonic brand has announced that they will cease trading this coming September (2020 should you be reading this in years to come). In the coming weeks all their devices will go on sale via various outlets and any new device will still be serviced with a full warranty up until 2022.

"This difficult decision was made so that L'Oréal can focus its attention on its other core business offerings."

Clarisonic first launched way back in 2004 and was bought out by L'Oreal in 2011; over the years it does seem that L'Oreal have somewhat pushed aside the once iconic cleansing brush for other ventures, which has only been strengthened by their decision to completely shelf Clarisonic. 

For those looking for an alternative, Foreo are currently offering a goodwill gesture to all Clarisonic users with a £26 off (or local equivalent) coupon code to be used against a Foreo Luna device, to anyone who uploads a photograph of their device via the following link.

This is NOT a sponsored post but the Foreo Luna device is a PR sample.

  • Sunday, August 02, 2020

Farewell Clarisonic...


It feels like the world is ever changing and the moment and such adjustments (positive and negative) have not escaped the beauty world and sadly in the midst of all the current chaos, you may have missed the news that the Clarisonic brand has announced that they will cease trading this coming September (2020 should you be reading this in years to come). In the coming weeks all their devices will go on sale via various outlets and any new device will still be serviced with a full warranty up until 2022.

"This difficult decision was made so that L'Oréal can focus its attention on its other core business offerings."

Clarisonic first launched way back in 2004 and was bought out by L'Oreal in 2011; over the years it does seem that L'Oreal have somewhat pushed aside the once iconic cleansing brush for other ventures, which has only been strengthened by their decision to completely shelf Clarisonic. 

For those looking for an alternative, Foreo are currently offering a goodwill gesture to all Clarisonic users with a £26 off (or local equivalent) coupon code to be used against a Foreo Luna device, to anyone who uploads a photograph of their device via the following link.

This is NOT a sponsored post but the Foreo Luna device is a PR sample.

Elemis Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection

Please excuse the somewhat hasty post, I had anticipated my delivery of the Elemis 6-Piece Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection arriving a little sooner than it did and as such with it apparently selling like hotcakes, I'd be doing any Elemis fan a disservice if I did not flag up the deal as soon as humanly possible.

Elemis Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection
Elemis Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection


Once again Elemis has joined forces with QVC to offer a fantastic and exclusive deal, featuring no less than 6 full size Elemis products and a free tote bag for £69.96 - the retail value is £225, so I think we can all agree that it is a fairly momentous saving! As with all great offers, this is fairly limited both in stock and time frame with the special value offer only running from the 21st-26th of July 2020 via QVC.

Elemis Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection
Elemis Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection

Nestled inside a bright, bold and frankly very useful Elemis tote bag you will find:
- Elemis British Botanical Bath & Shower Cream 300ml
- Elemis British Botanical Body Cream 120ml 
- Elemis British Botanical Hand & Nail Butter 50ml

Elemis Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection

So in essence, you have three skincare products and three items for your body, fans of the Pro-Collagen range don't need me to say just how wonderful they are for plumping and smoothing the skin and the Elemis Cleansing Micellar Water is perfect for a first cleanse or simply for travel and on-the-go skin emergencies.

Elemis Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection

As for the three body products? They are a treat to not only the skin but also the senses, the beautiful British Botanical aroma is heavenly, it is fragrant with beautiful floral notes yet not overwhelmingly so; it will remind you of a British garden - complete with herbs - fully in Bloom. I can't think of a better fragrance to scent a Summer staycation and in the case of the hand and nail butter, a more necessary product for weathered hands thanks to all the extra washing! As it currently stands you can not purchase any of the British Botanical products individually.

You can purchase the Elemis 6-Piece Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection via QVC here for £69.96 - link.


Elemis Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection

Elemis Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection

Please excuse the somewhat hasty post, I had anticipated my delivery of the Elemis 6-Piece Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection arriving a little sooner than it did and as such with it apparently selling like hotcakes, I'd be doing any Elemis fan a disservice if I did not flag up the deal as soon as humanly possible.

Elemis Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection
Elemis Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection


Once again Elemis has joined forces with QVC to offer a fantastic and exclusive deal, featuring no less than 6 full size Elemis products and a free tote bag for £69.96 - the retail value is £225, so I think we can all agree that it is a fairly momentous saving! As with all great offers, this is fairly limited both in stock and time frame with the special value offer only running from the 21st-26th of July 2020 via QVC.

Elemis Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection
Elemis Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection

Nestled inside a bright, bold and frankly very useful Elemis tote bag you will find:
- Elemis British Botanical Bath & Shower Cream 300ml
- Elemis British Botanical Body Cream 120ml 
- Elemis British Botanical Hand & Nail Butter 50ml

Elemis Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection

So in essence, you have three skincare products and three items for your body, fans of the Pro-Collagen range don't need me to say just how wonderful they are for plumping and smoothing the skin and the Elemis Cleansing Micellar Water is perfect for a first cleanse or simply for travel and on-the-go skin emergencies.

Elemis Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection

As for the three body products? They are a treat to not only the skin but also the senses, the beautiful British Botanical aroma is heavenly, it is fragrant with beautiful floral notes yet not overwhelmingly so; it will remind you of a British garden - complete with herbs - fully in Bloom. I can't think of a better fragrance to scent a Summer staycation and in the case of the hand and nail butter, a more necessary product for weathered hands thanks to all the extra washing! As it currently stands you can not purchase any of the British Botanical products individually.

You can purchase the Elemis 6-Piece Pro-Collagen & British Botanical Skin Firming Collection via QVC here for £69.96 - link.


Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review

I realise we are only half way through 2020 - and this could be an entirely premature statement - but none the less I am going to say it straight from the chest, Milk Makeup are going to rule the beauty divisions this year. Fight me. There is not a product that I don't truly enjoy using; as such I have routinely been pushing the brand onto all that will listen. My latest find? The Milk Makeup Glow Oils: dinky, oh-so-cute, tints for the lips and cheeks that make you look and feel like an innocent little cherub.

Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review
Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review
Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review

Now that we've started positively, let me bring you back down to earth with a bump - the packaging for the Milk Makeup Glow Oils sucks. They are small, fiddly and I'm not entirely convinced that it is the best method to dispense the balm-like texture. I'll also be brutally honest in stating that had I known the Milk Makeup Glow Oils were so minuscule, I wouldn't have been nearly as quick to order two - entirely my bad for not reading all the product info on the site. For the record it isn't a case of the Milk Makeup Glow Oils being extra pigmented and requiring less product per use, the kicker is that they are fairly sheer - and if applied to the lips do need to be used multiple times per wear. As a point of reference, I have photographed my Milk Makeup Glow Oils beside a Milk Lip and Cheek Tint Stick to show you the size variation - as you can see it is quite the difference.

Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review
Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review

So no, I am not the biggest fan of the packaging style nor size but it is not without its purpose, the idea is that you can have all the benefits of a tinted skin oil (luminosity, moisture and slip) without ever worrying about a spillage, leak or getting it through airport security. By making the product a solid, there is no real need for make-up brushes or applicators, simply slick on, blend out with your hands and go - if anything the natural heat of your skin helps to disperse the product more evenly and effectively. It could also be argued that as they are so small, they are ideal for popping into pockets and really small bags without weighing you down.

Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review
Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review

At £19 each the Milk Makeup Glow Oils weren't exactly cheap, so although utterly tempted to order one of each shade, I showed a little restraint and dwindled it down to just two: Glimmer and Flare, arguably the more neutral-friendly shades within the collection. Milk Makeup Glow Oil in Glimmer is a muted, almost dusky pink-nude with just enough brown undertones to stop it from translating to ruddy. Think of it as a hybrid shade that nestles rather cosily in-between being a blush and a bronzer and a "my lips but better" type of lip wash. Milk Makeup Glow Oil in Flare is the most beautiful, almost coral based, light peach hue that instantly brightens the skin and simply looks luminous on all skin tones and textures. It's not often that I get to say that I am hard pushed to pick a favourite shade and despite my size and cost grievances, I will undoubtedly purchase the other two Milk Makeup Glow Oils as the colour range is faultless.

Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review
Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review

As the Milk Makeup Glow Oils are of course oil based it will come as next to no surprise that not only do they effortlessly glide onto the skin with no pull but each shade has a somewhat glowy finish - not quite wet-look nor glossy more radiant and natural. When applied to the cheeks there really is no need for an additional highlighter; oddly when applied to the lips the finish does settle down to give the appearance of a stain, rather than a high sheen finish. The issue I have due to oily skin is that the Milk Makeup Glow Oils don't layer well over powder, I have to set elsewhere on my face and leave my cheeks bare (steady on) if utilising as a blush. If you have normal to dry skin, I can't imagine this being a huge issue. In terms of wear, I have found that on my lips the light glossy sheen dissipates after an hour or so but the pigment does evenly stain; on my cheeks, it is closer to the three to four hour mark before things start to look a little less than perfect.

Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review

Quick, pretty and a fresh way to update both your blush and lip collection in one quick move.

Milk Makeup Glow Oils £19 each via Cult Beauty - link.




  • Friday, July 10, 2020

Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review

Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review

I realise we are only half way through 2020 - and this could be an entirely premature statement - but none the less I am going to say it straight from the chest, Milk Makeup are going to rule the beauty divisions this year. Fight me. There is not a product that I don't truly enjoy using; as such I have routinely been pushing the brand onto all that will listen. My latest find? The Milk Makeup Glow Oils: dinky, oh-so-cute, tints for the lips and cheeks that make you look and feel like an innocent little cherub.

Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review
Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review
Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review

Now that we've started positively, let me bring you back down to earth with a bump - the packaging for the Milk Makeup Glow Oils sucks. They are small, fiddly and I'm not entirely convinced that it is the best method to dispense the balm-like texture. I'll also be brutally honest in stating that had I known the Milk Makeup Glow Oils were so minuscule, I wouldn't have been nearly as quick to order two - entirely my bad for not reading all the product info on the site. For the record it isn't a case of the Milk Makeup Glow Oils being extra pigmented and requiring less product per use, the kicker is that they are fairly sheer - and if applied to the lips do need to be used multiple times per wear. As a point of reference, I have photographed my Milk Makeup Glow Oils beside a Milk Lip and Cheek Tint Stick to show you the size variation - as you can see it is quite the difference.

Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review
Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review

So no, I am not the biggest fan of the packaging style nor size but it is not without its purpose, the idea is that you can have all the benefits of a tinted skin oil (luminosity, moisture and slip) without ever worrying about a spillage, leak or getting it through airport security. By making the product a solid, there is no real need for make-up brushes or applicators, simply slick on, blend out with your hands and go - if anything the natural heat of your skin helps to disperse the product more evenly and effectively. It could also be argued that as they are so small, they are ideal for popping into pockets and really small bags without weighing you down.

Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review
Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review

At £19 each the Milk Makeup Glow Oils weren't exactly cheap, so although utterly tempted to order one of each shade, I showed a little restraint and dwindled it down to just two: Glimmer and Flare, arguably the more neutral-friendly shades within the collection. Milk Makeup Glow Oil in Glimmer is a muted, almost dusky pink-nude with just enough brown undertones to stop it from translating to ruddy. Think of it as a hybrid shade that nestles rather cosily in-between being a blush and a bronzer and a "my lips but better" type of lip wash. Milk Makeup Glow Oil in Flare is the most beautiful, almost coral based, light peach hue that instantly brightens the skin and simply looks luminous on all skin tones and textures. It's not often that I get to say that I am hard pushed to pick a favourite shade and despite my size and cost grievances, I will undoubtedly purchase the other two Milk Makeup Glow Oils as the colour range is faultless.

Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review
Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review

As the Milk Makeup Glow Oils are of course oil based it will come as next to no surprise that not only do they effortlessly glide onto the skin with no pull but each shade has a somewhat glowy finish - not quite wet-look nor glossy more radiant and natural. When applied to the cheeks there really is no need for an additional highlighter; oddly when applied to the lips the finish does settle down to give the appearance of a stain, rather than a high sheen finish. The issue I have due to oily skin is that the Milk Makeup Glow Oils don't layer well over powder, I have to set elsewhere on my face and leave my cheeks bare (steady on) if utilising as a blush. If you have normal to dry skin, I can't imagine this being a huge issue. In terms of wear, I have found that on my lips the light glossy sheen dissipates after an hour or so but the pigment does evenly stain; on my cheeks, it is closer to the three to four hour mark before things start to look a little less than perfect.

Milk Makeup Glow Oils Review

Quick, pretty and a fresh way to update both your blush and lip collection in one quick move.

Milk Makeup Glow Oils £19 each via Cult Beauty - link.




Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Review

Is there a bigger 2000's throwback fragrance for all my fellow 90's kids than Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette? If you didn't in the very least pine over a bottle of this at some point in the early 2000's, I'd be very shocked, it really was the scent of said decade for anyone under 20 back in the day. Has it dated as well as you'd imagine? Yes and no. If you enjoy the warm and cosy feeling of nostalgia then ultimately, yes you are going to want to revisit this. However if you prefer more full bodied fragrances, with a higher level of sophistication, then maybe get your throwback kicks via a quick spritz of a tester or two in your local Boots store.

Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Review
Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Review

Any fan of Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette - new or revisiting - will agree that the bottle design is a huge selling point, it beautifully taps into the childhood fantasy of mystical worlds, fairy-tales and all things whimsical. The purple heart shape bottle and delicate removable crown lid (which can be worn as a ring) is not only very much of the essence of the early 2000's (think Juicy Couture and Paris Hilton) but is now synonymous with the brand. Ask anyone in their late 20's, what is the first thing that comes to mind when you utter the words Vera Wang, and I'd be shocked if the answer is not this now iconic perfume bottle.

Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Review

As for Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette as a fragrance? It is probably exactly how you'd imagine: flirty, youthful and fruity. It is soft yet very vibrant with several punchy, citrus notes - one quick sniff and I am whisked back to high school, day dreaming of what footballer I'd be marrying and how I'd be spending his millions (if any Celtic player is reading, feel free to hit up my DM's, I'm still capable of helping you spend that money). Now that I am a little older, I am afraid somewhere along the line, I have outgrown Vera Wang Princess; it no longer feels like "my scent" but rather a borrowed spritz of a friends fragrance to scent an impromptu night on the tiles....oh to be 19 again.

Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Review

And weirdly that is a reassuring thought.

Sure, I'm glad I am not the same person anymore but more so, I'm impressed that this scent still has the capacity to not only stick around for over 10 years but to captivate new audiences too. That is true testament to any fragrance, let alone one geared towards the admittedly fickle, teen market. If you do have a loved one that fits into such audience, this is a wonderful scent to gift them and won't leave you gasping for air should they all but bathe in the stuff - not to mention it is well priced at just over £20 for a huge 100ml bottle. The gentle notes of waterlily, apple, mandarin meringue, and golden apricot, offer a refreshing everyday scent and combined with dark chocolate, amber, musk, and vanilla, it ensures that it wears for several hours per application.

Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette £20.99/100ml - link.



Throwback Thursday - Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette

Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Review

Is there a bigger 2000's throwback fragrance for all my fellow 90's kids than Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette? If you didn't in the very least pine over a bottle of this at some point in the early 2000's, I'd be very shocked, it really was the scent of said decade for anyone under 20 back in the day. Has it dated as well as you'd imagine? Yes and no. If you enjoy the warm and cosy feeling of nostalgia then ultimately, yes you are going to want to revisit this. However if you prefer more full bodied fragrances, with a higher level of sophistication, then maybe get your throwback kicks via a quick spritz of a tester or two in your local Boots store.

Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Review
Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Review

Any fan of Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette - new or revisiting - will agree that the bottle design is a huge selling point, it beautifully taps into the childhood fantasy of mystical worlds, fairy-tales and all things whimsical. The purple heart shape bottle and delicate removable crown lid (which can be worn as a ring) is not only very much of the essence of the early 2000's (think Juicy Couture and Paris Hilton) but is now synonymous with the brand. Ask anyone in their late 20's, what is the first thing that comes to mind when you utter the words Vera Wang, and I'd be shocked if the answer is not this now iconic perfume bottle.

Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Review

As for Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette as a fragrance? It is probably exactly how you'd imagine: flirty, youthful and fruity. It is soft yet very vibrant with several punchy, citrus notes - one quick sniff and I am whisked back to high school, day dreaming of what footballer I'd be marrying and how I'd be spending his millions (if any Celtic player is reading, feel free to hit up my DM's, I'm still capable of helping you spend that money). Now that I am a little older, I am afraid somewhere along the line, I have outgrown Vera Wang Princess; it no longer feels like "my scent" but rather a borrowed spritz of a friends fragrance to scent an impromptu night on the tiles....oh to be 19 again.

Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Review

And weirdly that is a reassuring thought.

Sure, I'm glad I am not the same person anymore but more so, I'm impressed that this scent still has the capacity to not only stick around for over 10 years but to captivate new audiences too. That is true testament to any fragrance, let alone one geared towards the admittedly fickle, teen market. If you do have a loved one that fits into such audience, this is a wonderful scent to gift them and won't leave you gasping for air should they all but bathe in the stuff - not to mention it is well priced at just over £20 for a huge 100ml bottle. The gentle notes of waterlily, apple, mandarin meringue, and golden apricot, offer a refreshing everyday scent and combined with dark chocolate, amber, musk, and vanilla, it ensures that it wears for several hours per application.

Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette £20.99/100ml - link.



Emporio Armani Freeze Fragrance Collection Review

Perfume has been a huge part of my life for as long as I was brave enough to steal the first mist of one of my Mother's various and enticing bottles on her vanity just begging to be worn outside to impress my equally as young and eager friends. Over the years I have developed my own tastes, preference and of course favourites some of which I was given the opportunity to share with The Perfume Shop - click here to watch the video. If you are ready to make new memories attached to scents, then the Emporio Armani Freeze fragrance collection could be what you have been searching for.

Emporio Armani Freeze Fragrance Collection Review

Now that the days are becoming lighter and the weather is somewhat a little milder, you may be considering switching out your current fragrance for something altogether fresher and more upbeat? Newly launched is two current takes on already iconic fragrances: Emporio Armani In Love With You Freeze and Emporio Armani Stronger with You Freeze - one for her and one for him. The beauty of this collection is that both scents remain true to the original, yet offer something a little different; as such easily warranting a place within current wearers of such scents - and new fans alike - fragrance wardrobes.

Emporio Armani Freeze Fragrance Collection Review

Emporio Armani In Love With You Freeze Eau de Parfum for Her  (£50) is a soft, luxurious, oriental floral with joyful yet tender notes of ripe cherry, mandarin and pear; this is combined with delicate peony, rich and warm patchouli, and a base of sensual white musk. Emporio Armani In Love With You Freeze is not only the perfect everyday scent but ideal for warmer weather when anything too strong in scent can become cloying. Despite the fruity notes, Emporio Armani In Love With You Freeze retains an elegance and maturity that other recent Spring/Summer fragrances haven't quite managed to capture, all the whilst being perfectly fresh and uplifting. If you need an easy-to-wear scent for the upcoming Summer season, this is one that I would actively seek out at the first possibility.

Emporio Armani Freeze Fragrance Collection Review

As previously mentioned, both Freeze fragrances have been formulated to perfectly balance and compliment one and other - a lot like a loving relationship. Emporio Armani Stronger With You Freeze Eau de Toilette for Men (£52), is a fresh yet woody scent that again is both clean and luxurious yet with a modern twist. With crowd-pleasing notes of zesty lime, aromatic sage, relaxing lavender and a lingering base of woody amber accord, this clean yet fresh scent is both uplifting yet comforting in one quick mist. Much like the "In Love With You", the notes within Emporio Armani Stronger With You Freeze perfectly lend themselves to balmy temperatures and office environments alike, making this an ideal scent for those who like something more classic with a slight edge when it comes to choosing fragrance.

Emporio Armani Freeze Fragrance Collection Review

You can find both here - link or individually linked above.

This is not a sponsored post, I was however sponsored by The Perfume Shop to create video content for Instagram at an earlier date.

Emporio Armani Freeze Fragrance Collection

Emporio Armani Freeze Fragrance Collection Review

Perfume has been a huge part of my life for as long as I was brave enough to steal the first mist of one of my Mother's various and enticing bottles on her vanity just begging to be worn outside to impress my equally as young and eager friends. Over the years I have developed my own tastes, preference and of course favourites some of which I was given the opportunity to share with The Perfume Shop - click here to watch the video. If you are ready to make new memories attached to scents, then the Emporio Armani Freeze fragrance collection could be what you have been searching for.

Emporio Armani Freeze Fragrance Collection Review

Now that the days are becoming lighter and the weather is somewhat a little milder, you may be considering switching out your current fragrance for something altogether fresher and more upbeat? Newly launched is two current takes on already iconic fragrances: Emporio Armani In Love With You Freeze and Emporio Armani Stronger with You Freeze - one for her and one for him. The beauty of this collection is that both scents remain true to the original, yet offer something a little different; as such easily warranting a place within current wearers of such scents - and new fans alike - fragrance wardrobes.

Emporio Armani Freeze Fragrance Collection Review

Emporio Armani In Love With You Freeze Eau de Parfum for Her  (£50) is a soft, luxurious, oriental floral with joyful yet tender notes of ripe cherry, mandarin and pear; this is combined with delicate peony, rich and warm patchouli, and a base of sensual white musk. Emporio Armani In Love With You Freeze is not only the perfect everyday scent but ideal for warmer weather when anything too strong in scent can become cloying. Despite the fruity notes, Emporio Armani In Love With You Freeze retains an elegance and maturity that other recent Spring/Summer fragrances haven't quite managed to capture, all the whilst being perfectly fresh and uplifting. If you need an easy-to-wear scent for the upcoming Summer season, this is one that I would actively seek out at the first possibility.

Emporio Armani Freeze Fragrance Collection Review

As previously mentioned, both Freeze fragrances have been formulated to perfectly balance and compliment one and other - a lot like a loving relationship. Emporio Armani Stronger With You Freeze Eau de Toilette for Men (£52), is a fresh yet woody scent that again is both clean and luxurious yet with a modern twist. With crowd-pleasing notes of zesty lime, aromatic sage, relaxing lavender and a lingering base of woody amber accord, this clean yet fresh scent is both uplifting yet comforting in one quick mist. Much like the "In Love With You", the notes within Emporio Armani Stronger With You Freeze perfectly lend themselves to balmy temperatures and office environments alike, making this an ideal scent for those who like something more classic with a slight edge when it comes to choosing fragrance.

Emporio Armani Freeze Fragrance Collection Review

You can find both here - link or individually linked above.

This is not a sponsored post, I was however sponsored by The Perfume Shop to create video content for Instagram at an earlier date.

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