Sunday, 18 June 2017

Chanel No5 Eau De Parfum

Chanel No5 is one of the world's most iconic perfumes. It consists of intense floral notes; top notes of
ylang ylang, neroli and aldehydes, heart notes of rose absolute and jasmine absolute, and base notes of vanilla, sandalwood and vetiver. These combine to create a fresh, feminine scent.

The packaging for this perfume is minimalistic but still looks chic. The perfume has a spray application and I've found that half a spray on either side of my neck is enough for a noticeable scent without it being overpowering. Also, I've found that the scent doesn't vanish throughout the day, so one spray in the morning is enough to last all day. However, if I'm wearing this perfume in the evening as well then I will usually spray a small amount on to revive the notes.

I was lucky enough to receive this as a present a few months ago and, to be honest, I wouldn't of considered buying this perfume otherwise since I have always assumed that anything from Chanel is unaffordable for me. However, although this perfume is slightly more expensive than the other perfumes I've got, Chanel No5 isn't completely out of my budget and so I'll definitely be repurchasing this when it runs out (although that won't be for a while!). Have you ever tried any Chanel perfumes before?

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Favourite Mascaras For Summer

Mascaras are the number one beauty product that I buy. I'm always looking for one that makes my lashes longer, or doesn't smudge under my eyes, or curls my lashes, so I end up trialling loads and then not using half of them again. However, there are three mascaras that I've been using over the last few months and I've yet to find a fault with them.

The first mascara that I've been loving is the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. This has a thick brush wand which coats every lash. It creates fuller and longer looking lashes, as well as curling them. This doesn't smudge under my eyes and I usually wear this on nights out because I know that it will last all night. Additionally, I can apply two or three layers of this mascara without it going clumpy.

For everyday use I use the L'Oreal False Lash Sculpt mascara - I wrote a full review on this here. This is the cheapest mascara out of the three pictured here and I always assume that cheaper mascaras won't be as good as more expensive ones, however, this mascara is just as good as the more expensive ones that I use. The plastic wand on this gets really close to the waterline which lifts the lashes from the bottom and covers all of the lashes.

Finally, the Benefit Roller Lash mascara is great at curling and separating my lashes. It lengthens my lashes and two or three coats can be applied without it clumping. Roller Lash contains provitamin B5 and serin which condition lashes. I have been using this mascara for over a year now and will definitely be repurchasing it again.

Which mascaras are your favourite? I'm always up for trying new ones!