Favourite Fragrances / Wish List

With Auntumn/Winter fast approaching I thought I'd share my favourite fragrances and those that I would like to try. I love this time of year, I get to switch to my favorite 'darker' scents, reminding me of the best times of the year - Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas. Cold, dark evenings - your favourite winter coat, fireworks, spooky walks, halloween parties - my birthday! I love how different smells can transport us to certain times or events, like little memories in a bottle.

Clive Christian
I just recently stumbled upon this brand - the first thing that draws you in is the packaging. The bottles themselves are beautiful and would add a touch of luxury to any dressing table! After sampling two scents 'Green Floral' and 'Woody Leather' it was clear that these are very unique, like nothing I have used before. This brand is described as transforming the expected in to the extraordinary which is clear when sampling these scents. I am in love with the bottles of these fruity perfumes. Floral blends with cocoa and fruity plum sound like the perfect transition from Summer to Autumn. 

 Marc Jacobs Decadence / Decadence Eau So Decadent
This has to be my all time favourite perfume. My mother bought it for me last Christmas after I raved about a free sample I'd received. With plum, rose and amber this scent is a lovely, dark sort of witchy smell - I really hope people understand what I mean when I say that! It's the best way to describe it for me especially with the dark green packaging it's the first thing that comes to mind - perfect for a night out. They have recently released a new addition to the Decadence range, Decadence Eau So Decadent which is a more fruity/floral scent, I can't wait to try it!

 Kat Von D - Sinner
Sinner is described as a dark, sultry, empowering scent with jasmine, orange blossom and hints of vanilla this scent sounds perfect for this time of the year. Again, the packaging is very pretty - I love the black, engraved bottle. 'Saint' which can be found in a white version is the softer, dreamier sister of 'Sinner'.

Ghost - Deep Night
Deep Night firstly has the most perfect bottle for this time of year, a lovely dark purple crescent moon. It is described as a fresh scent with a spicy and woody composition - inspired by the wildnerness - defintely on my list of scents to try when I next pop in to Boots.

Lush - Karma
Karma is another one of my favourite scents, one spray and it lasts for hours. I remember my friend getting in to my car wearing Karma and it hit you straight away - I love it. Whenever I wear this fragrance I always get compliments - with sweet orange oil, patchouli, lemon grass & pine oil it creates a beautiful earthy, deep scent. I have also tried the karma bubble bar which is lovely, creating dark purple bubbles with the same beautiful karma fragrance. 

Do you have any scents that transport you to a place or time? Let me know in the comments below!

Jess xo

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix

Let's stop talking about food and talk a little about skincare. Recently my skin has been SO bad, I never used to get bad skin but now I'm almost 30 I guess it's my time. I researched a little online and had a snoop at the Boots website. I had read a lot of good reviews on the Nip + Fab products so decided it was time to spend a little more than I usually would on something that would hopefully help me achieve the results I have been looking for.

I picked the Glycolic Fix range as this seemed to be more targeted to what I was looking for. It helps exfoliate, boost skin radiance and helps refine the skins texture, deeply cleanses pores & helps keep blemishes at bay - perfect!

The items I chose were: 

Glycolic Scrub Fix - £9.95

This 3-in-1 exfoliant is packed with 3% glycolic acid and salicylic acids to refine, brighten + renew. Glycolic Fix Facial scrub works deep into pores to cleanse, polish + reduce blemishes.

Glycolic Cleansing Fix  - £7.95 (A Kylie Jenner favourite - apparently!)

Glycolic Acid works to retexture the skin to hide the appearance of unwanted lines and wrinkles, whilst Olive Oil deeply hydrates and smoothes the skin.

Glycolic Fix Serum - £14.95

Designed with pore refining ingredient PoreAway, the size of pores are visibly reduced for a more refined, even looking complexion.

Once a day I have been exfoliating with the scrub. The product itself is like fine sand, I can't quite explain but it really does feel like you are scrubbing away the dead skin - it's not painful but you can definiately feel it. Next, I take the cleanser - I wet my face and take a 10p size blob and use my fingers to work it around my face creating a foam. I then wash and dry as normal and apply the serum. This feels quite tacky and if like me you have spots it can sting for a couple of seconds - nothing too bad. 

My 4 week results...

The Vegan Kind - August Box

Corvo Lounge - Bridgend