Monday, 28 April 2014

Thierry Mugler 'Angel'

Last month I faced a difficult decision -  do I choose Angel or Alien?! There's something about buying an expensive fragrance that I just love.  It's not something I do very often but every 6 months or so, it's just something that I want need to do.  I know it sounds ridiculous but I literally can't wait until the day after I purchase a nice perfume so I can spritz myself in it! 

Every time I've stepped into Boots over the last couple of months I've cheekily ended up spraying myself with Thierry Mugler's Angel and Alien perfumes before I leave the store and I think it was only time that I treated myself to a bottle.  At £65 for 50ml, it's not exactly what I'd call budget friendly and for this amount of money I want to make sure I'm getting something I know I'll truly love. Before I buy any perfume I'll always spray it in store, walk around town and see whether it still lasts a couple of hours later.  I can confirm that Angel walks all over any other perfume I've ever owned when it comes to lasting power - it lingers in your clothes/hair/pillow/boyfriends clothes for days!

The scent is very overpowering once first sprayed.  It almost smells like a men's aftershave at first and then develops in to an indescribable, just beautiful, scent. It definitely needs to be put on your skin to develop as it seems to smell different on each individual person.  I'm the most horrendous person at describing scents so I've had a look online and can see that the fragrance is made up of bergamot, fruit, honey, vanilla, chocolate, caramel and patchouli.  Despite the sickly sweet ingredients, I wouldn't particularly say the scent is all that sweet at all!

My only fault is that the bottle is so hard/impossible to stand up.  I love the grown up, heaviness of it though and the fact that it looks luxurious and not overly girly.

If you're looking for a new 'adult' strong scent then Angel is right up your street.  Make sure you don't spray too much though, it'll give you a headache!

Have you tried Angel before? What's your favourite perfume?

Grace x

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Models Own 'Polish for Tans' Collection

 from left to right; Shades, Sun Hat and Beach Bag - £5 each.

If you're as in love with Models Own as I am, the new 'Polish for Tans' collection wouldn't have gone unnoticed.  As soon as I spotted these were been released I knew I'd be a huge fan as bright polishes are all that grace my nails during the hotter months.  How apt is the name too?! I have tons of nail polishes that I constantly think would look better with a tan! Models Own, you little genius'.

Firstly, I wish I'd have picked up the other two in the collection - a neon yellow and green.  At the time I thought they were a little garish and couldn't see myself wearing them but after trying these three beauties, I just want more! I'll probably pick them up next time I go shopping.

My favourite out of this trio is definitely 'Sun Hat', a gorgeous neon pink shade that I'm sure Barbie would wear constantly if she was a real person.  Just like most Models Own polishes, they apply like a dream with a slight matte finish.  I needed two coats for an even finish and popped a glitter polish on top instead of a top coat.  I'm a sucker for picking my nail polish off once it starts chipping/peeling so they lasted 2 days but I'm sure you could get much more wear out of them if you're more patient than me!

Boots currently have a 3 for 2 on all cosmetics so if you want to get your hands on them with a slight reduction then you know where to go!

Grace x