Essie’s Bikini so Teeny

 

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I’m going to join in with every other beauty blogger and celebrate that spring is coming! This means bye bye dark toned clothes, nails and make up and hello pastels! My Valentines Day present off Harry was Essie’s ‘Bikini So Teeny’ which is a lovely periwinkle blue colour, which obviously I had to pick out myself and physically give to Harry to take to the till and then pretend I had no idea of it’s existence. I have heard mixed reviews about this, but overall I’m impressed. It’s been said that this polish is streaky? Personally I have no idea why people would think that. For the pastel colour that it is, it’s so pigmented and goes on so easily. I could have just applied one coat but I always do a second coat of polish to get it to last longer. However.. I do agree with the reviews stating that a top coat makes it go darker. I have no idea why this happens (anyone who knows please feel free to let me know) but in future I will steer clear of the top coat and just make sure I’ve got a couple of hours free to sit and relax, so my risk of smudge is reduced. Other than that though, this has made me feel so cheerful and summery and I’m so excited to whack out my spring jacket (probably won’t be for a while yet though!). The other colours that are part of the range are also incredible so I’m sure I’ll be spotted lingering around Douglas deciding what my next buy will be soon enough. What do you think of the new Essie collection? Yay or Nay?

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Giorgio Armani Si: The review.

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Now my parents or my boyfriend might beg to differ but I actually am incredibly fussy about perfume. Some of the most popular and prestigious perfumes just smell like bathroom air freshener to me and generally I try to avoid sweet scents. I have always been a devoted fan of Guerlain perfumes such as Shalimar and La Petite Robe Noire but recently a little perfume from Armani stole my heart. The bottle is quite simple and minimalistic, quite like the brand itself, but the smell is complete opposite. My initial reaction to this was Vanilla, but as the scent settles you are then hit by lovely fruity smells. As soon as I decided it was a fruity, vanilla perfume, I was then surprised to get a certain muskiness from it. After that, the rest is history.

It's even been Isla approved!
It’s even been Isla approved!

For a good couple of months, I was sneaking into Douglas (a german make up shop, of which there are 4 outside my flat!), just to catch a whiff of that gorgeous perfume. Eventually the frequent visits to Douglas nearly sent Harry over the edge, so he decided to put himself out of his misery and buy me the perfume. Thank you Harry!