Monday, 9 December 2013
Through out my teens fragrances were never something I was drawn to. I was all about make up products, fake tan and hair styles. Recently this has changed, possibly more I have changed?! I am still a massive make up product fiend and do enjoy a hairstyle or two, fake tan not so much anymore. This being said, there was a gap in my product loving subconscious which ultimately resulted in a brief fling with a fragrance being rekindled.
I was given a bottle of Jean Paul Gaultier Classique X for my 21st Birthday from my older brother, a scent I ultimately couldn't get enough of. Following using up my bottle, it didn't occur to me to repurchase. The fragrance itself is beautiful. Very fresh with hints of orange, vanilla, bergamot and mandarin.
Scents need to be light and fresh or we will not get on. Heavy, strong scents lead to migraines for me therefore a light scent is my only option. Classique X is exactly that. I recently repurchased a 100ml bottle from Cheap Smells as I had a little tester of this and when I wore it I got lots of 'Oo don't you smell nice' compliments. Sure sign, it is a good fragrance.
What is your go to fragrance?
Sunday, 8 December 2013
Posts keeping readers up to date with the bloggers daily grind are a favourite read of mine. I feel it gives the blog a little personality & you almost get some what of an insight into what the writer is up to other than blogging about their favourite foundation or their outfit for the day. Of course this got me thinking about how I was going to do this & the cheeky little post of Six for Sunday was born.
Six for Sunday is basically going to be Six things about the week past. Six activities, six things I've learnt, bought, thought... you catch my drift. So here goes!
1. This week it has felt like all I've done is work. Very much looking forward to a little break for three days over Christmas to see my family especially as I've been missing my lovely mum quite a lot today. I actually can't believe how close Christmas is now!
2. Giving Erratic Glamour a little bit of a face lift over the last week and a half has really awoken my love my blogging again. I totally fell out of it the last few months for some reason. Expect more!
3. While chatting to my lovely flatmate this week, we realised just how much has changed in a year, also how big a year 2013 has been for us. This time last year we hadn't even started writing our under graduate dissertations now we have graduated and are basically full blown adults minus the maturity possibly.
4. After getting a little tidy up on my very odd hair shape this week, I cannot wait for my front layers to drop so I can have a little bob on the go. Compared to this time last year - back to reminiscing - my hair has come quite a way.
5. Being a murder mystery super fan, the discovery of The Mentalist this week was definitely a high point. I just cannot get enough. Plus Patrick dresses insanely well and is a looker... No complaints.
6. Not sleeping enough, eating poorly and doing little to no exercise is definitely taking its toll on me. I feel sluggish, emotional and generally blah so this coming week I am trying to improve on all accounts.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
37 weeks, that is 9 months & 1 week of hair growth.
Following my last update at 29 weeks, my hair has grown quite a lot. I have enough length to pin back the back(!) or put my hair in a tiny pony tail. This way the length doesn't annoy me and I can fake longer hair. I just got my hair tidied up and the weight taken out today as it was starting to look really shapeless and heavy.Personally, leaving my hair to grow as long as possible before getting it cut is the best option I find. I don't have vaults full of money where I can splash out on a haircut every 6 weeks. Sadly.
Last week I put a golden brown dye through my hair purely to cover the greys and for a little change without going for the chop. I quite like the colour against my natural skintone. So that is my 37 week update hopefully soon I will have myself a little bob that will allow me to style in some messy curls.
Friday, 22 November 2013
Over the past few weeks I've accumulated a few new bits and bobs, some bought myself and others given as birthday gifts from the grand old turning 24... I had a lovely birthday spending most of my actually birthday with my lovely dad then a nice dinner with my family minus the big brother. I did get a new bag from the older sibling but sadly the handle broke off it on Saturday morning - boo Zara - so that has been returned and another is on it's way.
H&M Basic tops Ranging from £4.99-7.99
H&M Basic tops are my favourite. Affordable, always a plethora to choose from and the fit is normally pretty good. I tried to serve black as much as possible but the over sized t shirt came in colours that I just didn't get along with so I had to go for black! The striped vest comes in a black with white as well which I shall be snapping up also. Why not, if I like it!
Porcelain Reindeer Melstock & Quire. Orange House Plant in Ceramic
My first Christmas decoration of the year bought, I got this adorable little reindeer ornament from a gorgeous shop in Morningside, Edinburgh. It was about £2.99 which I think is an absolute steal. It is so cute.
The plant I bought from my work simply because I love the orange shade of the flowering part and it is a nice little addiction to my room without being over powering. And it was reduced...
Topshop Treggings - £28
Already owning a similar pair of trousers in a white with black pattern I knew snapping up a second pair would be a good move. They are the comfiest trousers and are perfect for the winter time as they are thick.
Cath Kidston Notepad and Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard
I love keeping a journal. I find it so therapeutic especially being a serial worrier, writing things out tends to help me along a little. Of course I can't write these things down in any old thing so while my laptop was off getting fixed I treated myself to a new diary and a sneaky new novel. I was immediately drawn to this book it features Paris - love - food - love - and a whole load of romance... it is beautifully written.
This was my 24th Birthday present from my mum and dad. I needed a new coat badly, my old coat was about 5 years old so a new one was needed. This coat is beautiful. Perfect cut, sits nicely... just perfect. Zara I love you ... apart from my new bag breaking that is.
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Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Being an avid black liner fan I am always on the look out for a new product that will provide the smudgy, smokey look the so desire. While browsing the make up stands in Superdrug I found my at the Rimmel stand - not a stand I found myself at all too often but I was there so I figured I would have a little rummage around to see what I could find. On my rummage I came across the Scandaleyes waterproof kohl kajal. At first I was dubious, waterproof products and myself don't always get on but for £3.99 I figured what the heck!
My first impressions of this eyeliner are all raving reviews. This product is amazing. Smooth, creamy with intensity in the colour. It doesn't smudge or fade although a little top up through out the day is always nice to freshen up the look. I like to smudge out my liner with a black eyeshadow and angled brush which compliments this eye liner perfectly. For £3.99 it is definitely worth having a look at if you enjoy an intense black liner. Amazing product. Probably one of my favourites of the 2013... Sweeping statement...
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
I've been a little absent without leave recently. Well for quite a while actually. I have my reasons well one main reason actually and that is I work more hours now so am quite busy and normally when my days off roll around they are spent in leggings, vest tops and hoodies... not so glamorous. Or blog worthy.
I want to get back into blogging regularly so am attempting to make an effort to produce some content at least 3 times a week so expect to see some more of me around here again!
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Following a rather nasty eczema break out - is that the right term?!- on my eyelids & top lip, think swollen, puffy eyelids that were bright red & a crusty top lip, I had to re-evaluate my skin routine. What I was using clearly wasn't beneficial to my skin.
The suspect being Garnier Soft Essentials Complete Cleanser for Dry Skin. I know what you are thinking, it is for dry skin so how did it make you skin more dry?! That I do not know. Removing make up with this cleanser night after night left me dry and flaky with a nasty bout of eczema. Action has to be taken as my skin was painful not mention I looked less than alluring...
Following a trip the the Pharmacy to get some strong cream for my eyelids, I embarked on a skin mositurising spree. I wanted to keep everything simple. I thought on it for a while & did a little research into products eventually settling for a few products aimed at babies & rich creams to keep my face hydrated.
Once my breakout finally calmed I decided to have a route around for some new products to aid in removing my makeup. As a first cleanse I like to use baby lotion. If it is sensitive enough for baby skin then it must be sensitive enough for my sand paper skin. It works at treat as a initial cleanse which I then follow up with the Botanics Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm. I like to use this with a face cloth rather than the cheap cloth that comes with the product. This product is amazing and a total steal. It cleanses the skin while giving it a wee bit of TLC without a hefty price tag attached - smells gorgeous too! This is followed by a rinse with some spot fighting facial wash depending on the condition of my skin. Normally I reach for the Neutrogena 2 in 1 Wash & Mask.
What are your core skincare products?