Saturday, 25 March 2017

YSL Black Opium Floral Shock Perfume

YSL Black Opium Floral Shock £71* 
 
Debenhams got in touch recently and asked if I wanted to try out the new Black Opium Floral Shock Eau de Parfum, of course I jumped at the chance. I've always wanted to try the Black Opium fragrances as they're a classic and timeless scent, I love the floral take on the well-known perfume and knew it would instantly be one I would love. 
 
The perfume is described as "burning exhilaration" and Debenhams asked me to describe a time where I have felt most exhilarated. Next week, I will hand my 10,000 word dissertation in to University. 3 years of work all concluding in the handing in of a mammoth assignment. It's exciting, I haven't particularly enjoyed my degree a great deal so it's nice that it's coming to an end in a piece of work I have enjoyed writing and am proud of. 
 
Anyway, on to the scent! It's described as a mix of the classic electrifying Black Opium but with a floral freshness comprising of bold citrus notes and white musk. If you find the original Black Opium too strong and powerful then this is a slightly lighter and fresher alternative. I adore the packaging, who doesn't love a bit of glitter? The purple ombre glitter shows that it is the less dramatic option in comparison to the strong black glitter packaging of the classic Black Opium. You can check out Black Opium Floral Shock here or if you want to browse at the other scents Debenhams offer, perfect for a last minute Mother's Day gift, you can check them out here.
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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Kat Von D Lock It Foundation

I recently tried out Kat Von D makeup and almost immediately fell in love. I adore the liquid liner, the lipsticks and the contour palette so was desperate to try out the foundation after hearing so many things about it. The first point to mention is that this is a very full coverage foundation and that a little goes a long way, the consistency is thick so you barely need any in order to cover your whole face. I absolutely love how full coverage it is, whenever I wear Estee Lauder Double Wear now (previously my favourite full coverage foundation), I am disappointed by the coverage it gives me as it is nothing compared to this. On me, this is a matte finish although it should be considered that I have quite dry skin however I didn't have any issues with it clinging to dry patches and it always looks lovely on my skin. I was really impressed with how long this lasted on the skin, I usually set it with my Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder and my skin looks flawless all day long! The only thing I'm not a massive fan of is the packaging, I find it quite bulky and unattractive but luckily it's not something that bothers me too much. Overall I would definitely recommend this foundation if you love a full coverage look, it's long lasting and just beautiful on the skin along with covering all my acne scarring and blemishes. This retails for £27 which quite pricey for a foundation but I think it is 100% worth the price tag! You can check it out here.

Have you tried this foundation yet? 
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