Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Wednesday Whine | Amazing Discontinued Perfumes

In my last post I wrote fleetingly about how I feel about perfume. I love smelling perfume on other people but for some reason it just doesn't smell the same when combined with the oils in my own skin.
I'm an old fashioned girl and I adore Chanel No. 5 but I can't wear it because it reminds me too much of my late mother. Sometimes I'll squirt it into the air when I'm feeling nostalgic but generally the bottle just sits there looking beautiful.
Despite my lack of interest in perfume my head (or nose!) has been turned by two scents over the years...

Friday, 1 November 2013

Review | Glossybox October 2013

Last week I was feeling a little morose so I decided to sign up to a monthly beauty box. If you haven't heard of them they are, in short, a box of beauty and makeup samples sent to you in a pretty box once a month. The idea is that you get to try out new things, whilst the companies involved advertise their products to a whole new market. The items are "high end" so you're getting amazing value for money. You complete a beauty profile so that they know your hair colour and type, skin type, beauty favourites and your "areas of concern". You can even let them know if you have sensitive skin so you can be sent products tailored for you. (Update May 2014: this is so untrue it's unbelievable!)

The two most popular boxes are produced by Glossybox and Birchbox, so feeling flush and  more than a little confused, I ordered both. You can order them on a monthly rolling contract that you can cancel at any time. Glossybox is £10 per month with £2.99 postage. Birchbox is £12.95 with free postage.