Σάββατο, 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

All Saints-Bpal

Today it’s the first day that actually feels like autumn here. The perfect timing for a Halloween update from Bpal! Actually I’ve printed everything out so I can decide what to get. It’s so hard to choose only a couple of them..
So this review-impression is inspired from this update. I’ve purchased my first Halloween scent in 2010 and I still have some decants. One of then was All Saints and they re-relished it this year.
PERFUME: All Saints 2010
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, currently available in the Bpal site

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION: Based on a venerable French pontifical incense blend: monastic frankincense and myrrh, Damascus rose, Russian gardenia, cassia, and lily of the valley wafting on a chill Autumn wind. A celebration of the glory and suffering of the saints and martyrs of the Church.

FROM THE DECANT/BOTTLE: The rose is the strongest and is rich, deep like the real rose absolute. I get a whif of pine and the whole it’s very autumnal. The incense gives another dimension to the rose. Very similar to the rose incense that I have. Definitely not for someone who likes subtle scents!

WET ON SKIN: Pine and incense. I don’t get gardenia or lily of the valley. The rose is the star

DRY DOWN: You just need drops of this magic juice for your whole body to smell amazing all day. When I smell it I have a strong image in mind: the vitro art from the windows in French catholic churches. Actually I have the one in Lyon in mind which I've visited some years ago it looks like this

 Is very sensual too and I highly recommend it from a date.

Overall: I need a bottle!

Thanks for reading!!!

Παρασκευή, 26 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

Haus Of Gloi-Pumpkin Eater & Old Cider Haus

Happy Fall Everyone!

It’s my favorite season of the year again! Some people may say that autumn makes them feeling depressing or sad but for me it’s the opposite. Rain, cold temperatures and wind make me happy!  
So, I’ve started wearing fall and Halloween scents again. Today I have small reviews from two Haus Of Gloi perfumes ( Pumpkin Eater and Old Cider Haus) which I have bought maybe 2 or 3 years ago in a sample size. They are almost over now but I used the last drops just to share my opinion.
By the way the most of their products in their site are sold out. I’ve tried to buy some Pumpkin Queen Pumpkin Butter and I believe that they are going to restock everything this weekend along with new fall scents. I hope I will have best luck this time around because I NEED more Pumpkin Queen in my life!

Pumpkin Eater: Cream, glowing pumpkin, rich vanilla bean and the tiniest touch of nutmeg butter.

When I first got this I thought it will be a vanilla and pumpkin scent but to my nose it smells like peaches and cream with freshly grated nutmeg on top. Weird
The spice it’s light and well blended. After a couple of minutes I get pumpkin but that note it’s like that deep roasted pumpkin note that you get when you actually roast a pumpkin in the oven.
Over all this is nice but not something I will buy full size, also I found it similar to other fall inspired perfumes like Pumpkin Wench from Lathers and Lights which I own a full bottle.

Old Cider Haus: Old oak, sweet drying hay fields, crushed apple pulp and vanilla bean husks.

This one is very autumn like. Hay,  sweet apples and a hint of spice hidden away.
Usually I don’t like apple perfumes but this one is enjoyable. In my opinion this is best in a sugar scrub or other bath products at least for me. It reminds me a candle a little bit so, I don’t need a bottle of this either.

Thanks for reading:)

Τετάρτη, 17 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

Summer Favorites!

Hi guys! I know it had been ages since I updated this blog and I really missed blogging and sharing my thoughts so here it goes: Summer Favorites 2014!
This year my Boyfriend and I went to Romania for a summer vacation, so a lot of products are things that I loved during our trip there. We had wonderful time and yes we have visited The Dracula’s castle!

Satsuma body sorbet and Shower gel from the Body Shop
There is not better thing after a long day sightseeing and walking around than to take a shower and then apply cold from the fridge this body sorbet. It’s very refreshing and revitalizing. I really enjoyed it.
I totally recommend it for people who don’t like the greasy-oily feeling that some body lotion and 
body butters have.

Tea tree Skin Clearing Toner-The body Shop
In summer my skin tends to be more oily than usual so I picked that up to help me clear my face and I love it! I love the tea tree toner from Lush too but we don’t have a shop here. My bottle is almost over. In fact between the two I may prefer the Body Shop one.

Tecnoskin-Total Beauty Face Cream CC
This was a gift and it totally worked for me. I didn’t know this brand before and I will definitely check them out in the future as well. The consistency is light and it didn’t break me out. The color was perfect for my skin, at first I thought that it would be dark but it adapts to my natural color, not full coverage but it does make the skin glowing and gives an even tone.
I love this because you don’t have to use a lot of products. It’s a moisturizer, a sun block and it has a light color to it as well.

From the website: Due to its multivalent anti-aging factor, it offers anti-aging action reinforcing thus and protecting the ally of firm skin, the collagen. At the same time, it effectively and constantly hydrates making the skin look fresh and renewed. Furthermore, it offers a uniform skin tone and erases any possible imperfections making the skin look radiant. With antioxidant action and sun protection SPF30.

I think it’s a greek company because in the tube it’s written Made in Greece.
If you want you can check them out here: www.tecnoskin-derma.com/en/

 Apivita Refreshing Body milk with Fig and Aloe
Another gift from my Mom this time! With 91% natural ingredients this body milk moisturizes very well and sinks in quick. Usually I don’t like figs in perfume or bath and body products but this has a spa like quality and it just smell clean and refreshing so I used it so much this summer it’s almost over!

Korres Blush Stick in Pink
Lately, I have started to wear blush and I love how I look with a little something on my cheeks. This was easy to  wear, suitable for traveling and I got a set with 3 colours for almost 10 euro. You can beat that!

Heroine lipstick-MAC
This is one of my favorite lipsticks for day wear. I am so glad this is permanent because this summer I wore it almost every day!

Brit by Burberry
Another gift! Now you know that I don’t wear designer perfumes because I prefer the handmade perfume oils so , I kept this on my closet. Then, I was in need for something refreshing and fruity after the Satsuma sorbet and I remember it!
Notes (from Sephora):
Italian Lime, Icy Pear, Green Almond, White Peony, Sugared Almonds, Amber, Mahogany, Vanilla, Tonka Bean
On me it’s like a lime and pear sugar candy with a bit of powder underneath. If you want a work friendly pick me up scent this is it.

Bridal Veil by Possets
Orange blossom, neroli, and the scent of silk woven into the most sheer of chiffon.
I love neroli and orange blossoms. Even when I have the real blooms on my hands in the spring I can smell them from hours. They just make me happy!
This perfume has the same effect on me. It’s a simple blend but so well made. One of my favorite Possets perfumes!

Thanks for readingJ