Wednesday, April 8, 2015

GinZinging your eyes out for spring

I think we can all agree that spring has now sprung! 
I mean, I feel like I may  have tanned during this past bank holiday.
What I also think we can agree on is that spring really makes you want to have a fresh, happy looking face. Whilst this is the dream, sometimes that's not the default face you wake up with.
In my case, I tend to wake up in the morning having slightly puffy and dark under eye areas. I'm assuming its genetics mixed with not always sleeping like a baby or as much as a baby would.

But I'm happy to say that for the past 5 months I've been testing the bejeezus out of the following eye cream and can throw some conclusions at you.

origins gin zing eye cream dark circles refreshing and brightening review spring may april easter

Origins has created some of my absolute favourite things, like the life saving overnight hydrating mask that I've mentioned here and in a lot of other posts you can find by checking the  "origins" tag in this post.
But this is definitely the reason why I tend to trust them when it comes to skincare.
Now, I am aware that my dark circles are persistent little fellows and while this cream promises to make a real difference in reducing the appearance of the shadows, I was not expecting miracles.
But I have to tell you, once you actually apply this under your eyes, the dark becomes light. You have no idea how impressed I was when it happened! I had tried a number of other creams and serums meant to make your eyes look more awake, but none of them actually made the difference that this has.
I can always rely on it, even on those awful mornings when my eyes sting and present me with new shades of red.
And I'd like to think that after almost half a year of using it, I can confidently say that. One more thing I was thrilled by, was the fact that the tiny pot that I got while buying the GinZing face cream, and which contains around 15g of product, has lasted me for all this time.
In all fairness, eye creams should be used in smaller quantities, but the effectiveness that is concentrated in this, is quite thrilling!

So if you need something to make you look fresh and happy, this is the little pot for you!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The dream fragrance - Jo Malone's Orange Blossom Cologne

I shan't lie, it's been a while. We could be dramatic and say that it's been since last year! But we won't be dramatic today.
What we will be, is excited! And I am so immensely excited to be able to share this beautiful scent with you. I have been contemplating about getting it for quite a while now, but I think we all know what the price of a full grown Jo Malone cologne is (it's around 90£ in case you wonder). So that added a bit of a rational element to the impulse buy.

jo malone orange blossom perfume review scent

But here's the fantastic thing that happened: as I was catching a flight from Stansted, I ended up with time to spare, and in my wonderings around the duty free area, the glorious Jo Malone stand suddenly appeared in front of me. 
Since I am not one capable to fight the urge to smell their perfumes, I calmly approached the bottles. You cannot imagine the size of my eyes when I looked at the price and it said 64£ ! Clearly, that made my decision to buy this beauty very easy, very fast.

jo malone orange blossom perfume review scent

The scent basically bring everything together that I love: it's fresh but not Rexona's citrusy but not lemony, it even is a bit musky and woody. And as I smell myself (totally normal under the circumstances), there is even a hint of sweetness to it, but not the kind that will give you headaches. If your nose can somehow imagine a slightly bitter orange type of smell, you are on the right path.
Not to mention the fact that it lasts for so long that if you throw your shirt in the laundry basket, the laundry basket will start having a very pleasant fragrance.
And before you accuse me of overs-spritzing, I don't. Two or three spritzers and you're set!

Basically, I am in complete and utter bliss each morning when it hits my skin! Have you tried any Jo Malone perfumes? Would you recommend any other? Or one that would go along with this?

And my advice: if you have a serious Jo Malone craving, try looking for it when you're in an airport next time!

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