Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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My Everyday Winter Fragrance | Gucci: Eau de Parfum II

Brrrr it's frosty and dark out there - although I detest freezing, I adore Winter beauty and fashion. With this new season comes some positives: I love the new clothing options, my make-up sits better and I have some firm Winter fragrance favourites.

When thinking about my 'go to' perfume during Winter, there was only one choice for me - the beautiful Gucci : Eau de Parfum II.

Whereas I like a very floral and light option in the summer, I think that this Gucci fragrance manages to achieve a more substantial scent without being heavy, musky or over-powering. Every spritz gives me hints of orange, blackcurrant, rose and jasmine - a beautiful Christmas-worthy concoction.

I've been using Gucci every Winter for years now, it's always a pleasure to wear and lasts all day. Highly recommended and loved, I strongly urge anyone to give this scent a whirl - when testing do bear in mind that all perfumes oxidise and harmonise differently on others,  but I'm sure no matter what, it'll be delicious!

Tweet me your Winter fragrance favourites! I'd love to know

Find out more about fragrances: Gucci Base Notes 

Love you guys

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Frosty Nails for a Frosty Morning | HowTo

Hello my lovely readers,

Summer has truly been and gone and it is freezing!

Sitting in my bedroom this morning, ready to give my nails a much needed splash of colour, I started to reminisce about the glorious summer trend of ombré and happened upon a fool proof, winter-friendly compromise - Frosted tips!

Now (as you may know) I am no nail artist, but as far as a quick, cute and fool proof technique goes, this is just perfect! So what's today's secret weapon??

Ah yes, the humble eye-shadow applicator! Now in my make-up arsenal, these have become obsolete as I much prefer to use a stiff brush for my eye-shadow application - so this morning I opened up my eyeshadow palette and put the lonely applicator to work!

So the simple process... I painted all my nails with Rimmel London 60 Seconds Nail Varnish in 730 Silver bullet and then once dry I took my eye-shadow applicator and gently covered it with Headline Colour Nail Varnish in Pool Party (which I received in a past GlossyBox!) and finally just dabbed gently at the tip of each nail.

I really like the look, it's relatively adventurous for me and there are tons of variations, you can dab the entire nail and layer multiple colours too! I'd love to see you guys give it a try - I'm sure most of you have much more skill than me!

Don't worry about ruining your applicators, a quick soak in nail varnish remover will do the trick, although I recommend doing this very soon after application - in any case applicators are very widely available and super cheap, so experiment freely!

I happened on this idea this morning, but I'm in no way claiming to have invented a new nail technique, I'm sure thousands of girlies have done it before me - but this is super quick, cute and fool-proof and I'd love to see what you guys come up with!

Tweet me your lovely creations @LauraJReeves.

Love you guys xxx


60 Second | 730 Silver Bullet

Killer Colours
Headline Colours | Poolside Party