27 January 2014

Recommendations Welcome...


The tables are turning in today's post, as I'm requesting recommendations from you. Your comments are always considered, chuckled at and extremely enabling - I trust you lot and the suggestions you're usually sending my way, let's face it, we're all in the same boat. But three things currently leave me a bit befuddled, scents aren't so much my strong point and I tend to rely heavily on reviews, so whether you've tried or tested any of the below, or you're just willing to offer your two cents' worth, then I'm all ears...

Diptyque replacement. Figuier has thrown out many fruity fragrant hours but my Diptyque debut is now coming to it's wicks end and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to resurrecting it as a brush jar, but I'll be needing a newbie to burn in its place - I'm feeling Baies, a red fruit and rose combo that's both fruity and floral, one to fit the bill with spring on its way, but if you've got any other scent suggestions, please scribble them down in the comments below *eagerly awaits*

Fragrance upgrade. Ah YSL Elle, my good ol' faithful fragrance - it must have been my most sophisticated spritz of choice for the past 5 years at least and although I haven't quite made it all the way to the bottom of what has to be my fourth bottle, I think it's about time for an uprade, signature stylee. A recent saunter into Jo Malone only to sniff the same fancy paper stick soaked in their Blackberry and Bay offering has suggested that this is the scent for me, though the Earl Grey and Cucumber also had a tug at my nostril strings, and I hear amazing things about Nectarine Blossom and Honey. Thoughts?

Youth Liberator or Luminous Silk? (or both?!) I'm sensing a new foundation craving. You should know by now that Le Teint Touch Eclat reigns supreme in my eyes, and their latest launch is said to be just as awesome, but after just making first time eye contact with a Giorgio Armani counter, a swatch of Luminous Silk has further confused my foundation yearning.  The thing is, my complexion can be a little unpredictable when it comes to bases - NARS' Sheer Glow broke me out big time - so far it's agreed with all things Yves Saint Laurent, but having never sampled GA, and unable to just 'pop a long to a counter', I can't be too sure. Sensitive skin gals, help a sista out?

13 comments:

  1. I say get both, why not ;) x

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  2. Wish I could be a little helpful, but unfortunately none of those things are up my alley. I do love NARS sheer glow, but it's just too bad it breaks you out ;( Good luck in finding what you need!

    xx becky / star-violet.com

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  3. Maybe try two hefty samples of each foundation to give it a go. I'm not sure if they do that in the UK, but that's what I always do where I live--the US. xo (:
    Lillian from parisiantobe.com

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  4. If you are shopping at Selfridges or their website, try the nail oil from the brand called "uka", It's a Japanese brand and is pretty famous here, and I guess the most famous nail oil in Japan is from this brand. It's handy, none-greasy at all, works like a miracle, and the scent is just divine. My personal favourite is 7:15 with Hinoki and Yuzu essential oils, but all of my friends love 24:45 with lavender and vanilla. If you like NEOM or Aromatherapy associates, you will love it. It lasts more than 3 months even when you use it every day :) There are tons of good products here in Japan but I think this is the one product that I think should get more attention in the UK :)

    The Beauty Maniac in Tokyo

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  5. I'm after a new perfume for summer :) But I'm yet to try a diptyque candle!


    Kate xo / www.beautybabbles.com

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  6. Haha - I shouldn't have bothered asking, should I?! ;-)

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  7. Thanks Becky :-) It's all I want in a foundation - such a bummer!

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  8. Ah good idea - some counters can be a little stingy, but I'll do my best ;-)

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  9. This sounds amazing! I'm headed to London in a few weeks so will pop into Selfridges to hunt it down ;-) Thanks for the rec!

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  10. Ah you need Diptyque in your life Kate - start with Figuier ;-)

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  11. No worries! I really like the nail oils, they are tiny but definitely worth it -I can't use another nail oil anymore! xx

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  12. the new diptyque rosamundi is high on my wishlist right now! I love their perfumes too, have you tried them? I quite liked YSL elle too a few years back. :) I really like GA luminous silk and the YSL was nice as well but the scent bothered me :( I don't know why but I just can't seem to get along with floral scented foundations!

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  13. I loooove Earl Grey and Cucumber - it's so fresh and unique xx


    www.zoeblogsbeauty.com

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