September Glossy Box

Its that time of the month again. The time that brings Glossybox to my door, full of beauty goodies for me to try! This month’s box has by far been my absolute favourite…I can just tell I’m going to love all the products. Usually I wait until I’ve tried them to blog about them, but I have just this moment torn it open and I can’t wait any longer to share it with you!

This month was the British themed box, and lord knows I love anything and everything British. Red white and blue plastered smothered all over the box exuding patriotism as it engulfed the beauty goodies inside. Here’s a little peek…

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Clockwise from bottom:

Be a Bombshell Eyeliner Pen

Eyelure Preglued Lashes

Rimmel Blush Liquid Cheek Tint in 004 Sunkissed Cherry

Elizabeth Arden Untold Eau de Parfum 5ml

Tony and Guy Shine Gloss Serum

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Reviews to follow as and when I’ve tried them all!

Have a fab weekend xx

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Smellin’ Swell

Recently I have reignited my love of perfumes. There is nothing better than getting up in the morning ready for the day, and choosing from a lineup of gorgeous bottles for a scent that matches your mood, your look, or where you’re going. I always like to have more than one perfume on my shelf, but my signature scent is Calvin Klein Euphoria. I’ve worn it for about three years, and people who know me just, well, know, that that’s my perfume! Its great to find one that suits you, for every day wear, and then have some secondary bottles for special occasions. My secondaries are Chanel Coco Mademoiselle and Marc Jacobs Daisy at the moment, but recently some more have caught my eye, and I thought I’d share them with you. 

CALVIN KLEIN DOWNTOWN

This is the new one from my main man CK, and I absolutely love it! Its really deep and intense, with base notes of cedar and velvety musk and with a citrus top note, making it slightly sweeter than some other CK fragrances. I like!

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ZARA WOMAN

Sadly I can’t link to these because they’re not available to buy online, but please do check out the ZARA perfumes next time you’re in there. They’re only £12.99, and they actually smell really pretty. They’re sweet, feminine and flirty, and great secondaries to have on your shelf, or to carry around with you for a daytime spritz! The pink one is great!

MARC JACOBS HONEY

Another new one, this is the latest from Marc. The bottle is in the standard ‘cute as a button’ MJ style, and the scent has notes of honeysuckle, peach, apricot and vanilla. Its a gorgeous girly fragrance, and very summery – its a shame it came out so late! It’s definitely a contender to challenge its predecessor, DOT, as the MJ fave. Its only available in 50ml and 100ml at the moment though, but maybe hold out for Christmas and snap up the gift set!

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RALPH LAUREN ROMANCE

This aptly named flirty and romantic fragrance has a sophisticated floral tone with a deep, sensual musk. Its a lot sweeter than some other Ralph fragrances so I was pleasantly surprised.

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Got something to say about these or other perfumes? Let me know!

Have a fab week all 

Coco xx

£3 Perfume!

Today was my day off after working 6 days in a row, including two double shifts, so I was super duper excited to do some shopping! Thursday nights are also our payday, so I usually spend Wednesday jumping the gun on what I expect my wages to be, and splurging cash I don’t even have yet 😉 Thank you Master Card!

Anyway, I am going to do a full post on my purchases from today, but this one item needs its own post because I am still totally baffled by it. We were walking through the high street and spotted a market stall selling nail polish for £1, so we decided to have a rummage. You know. Anything for a barg. On the stall I also spotted some pseudo designer perfumes, with some very familiar packaging, so I sort of snorted in a condescending manor at the stall owner and went over for a sniff, expecting fragrances that mimic my cat’s urine. Well. I picked up the white and gold box with MISS TUTU printed on it, smirked and thought, oh right, so this is supposed to be Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel is it, which I have in my collection and paid about €50 for. I sprayed it and could not believe it. It smells so similar! It is slightly sweeter, but for £3, I really was blown away. Now I’m not suggesting you boycot Chanel and go for this. No. Not by any stretch of the imagination. But I snapped one up for things like throwing in your handbag, taking on a night out or in an overnight bag, to a festival, on holiday….basically anywhere that you might risk losing your bottle of the good stuff. They had other fraudy fragrances there too, but I wasn’t familiar with any of the originals so I wasn’t sure how strong their resemblance were, but this one was actually really good. At £3 for 50ml, anything that doesn’t smell like wee is a bonus really! I looked up the ingredients of both, and the vanilla base notes are mirrored in the Miss Tutu copy, as are the extracts of jasmine and rose, making it a fab bargain copy cat!

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C x