Iris Fragrance Candle | Crabtree & Evelyn

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Hi Lovelies,

I started off 2015 with delicate fragrance and peaceful flicker of Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Candle. Iris range from Crabtree & Evelyn is inspired by the delicate beauty of a single blossom. Scented candles. This was one of the last purchases I made at the end of 2014. There is nothing I find more cosy, warm and calming in winters than a scented, soft candle right next to my bed. With its delightfully decorated jar and silver embossed lid, the Iris Candle conjures up a sensory atmosphere in seconds. It is indeed a beautiful way to deliver hour upon hour of subtle Iris scent, and of course, candlelight.

What's your favorite winter candle?

Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Candle
Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Candle
Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Candle
Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Candle
Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Candle
Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Candle



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2015 | A New Beginning

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2015

Wishing you a year of..
new journeys..
new beginnings filled with hope and promise..
simple pleasures to enjoy and share..
beautiful moments to remember always..
peace and happiness in your heart and home.

Happy New Year!  

The Hunza Valley, Gilgit Baltistan
The Hunza Valley, Gilgit Baltistan
From the magical trip to fairyland | The Hunza ValleyGilgit Baltistan, Pakistan.
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Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition Fragrance

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Hi Lovelies,

I fell in love with Gucci perfumes when I purchased a miniature gift pack of 4 Gucci fragrances from Dubai Duty Free. These fragrances were so beautiful! The original Gucci Guilty has been a favorite of mine. It is a warm yet striking oriental floral with hedonism at it's heart.

This time I was lucky enough to come across Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition eau de toilette 50 ml which has an amazingly sexy bottle. With its intertwined Gucci logo and covered with more than 400 metal studs (in Gold for Her and Gunmetal for) this velvety, feminine scent just became more sophisticated and irresistible. The bottle combines metal and glass to give it a modern, chic look. This limited edition packaging was created to celebrate Gucci's signature mix of rock and glamour and is no doubt a collectible item. It can just lay there on your vanity table and shine like a big chuck of pure gold.

Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition Fragrance
Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition Fragrance
The aura..

The fragrance is powerful - as I would like to describe it. It is sexy, daring and made for a woman who shatters expectations. I love the warmth of this fragrance which makes it so seductive. This rich, floral-oriental fragrance opens with a burst of citrus with the first spray. Alluring notes of lilac and patchouli mingle with voluptuous hints of amber for a velvety scent that is unmistakably feminine. Overall I see this fragrance as young, stylish and eminently wearable - a daring sense of sexiness and sensuality that captures the essence of Gucci.

Initially, I thought I would keep my Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition for formal occasions only, keeping in mind its bold characteristics. But then the day I officially took it out of its packaging (Christmas, just the right occasion) and sprayed the first spray it never went back in the hiding. Instead, it is now my companion and travels with me everywhere in my handbag. I wear it to work, to shopping, to movies, to gym! It gives me that feminine confidence and surely makes me stand out of the crowd along with loads of compliments.

Have you given Gucci fragrances a try? 
Which one is your favorite?


Available ONLINE
Selfridges | £ 53.00 £ 47.70 (on sale!)

Boots | Gucci Miniature Gift Set Exclusive to Boots £ 23.33 or 2333 points
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"Joy To The World" | Merry Christmas!

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Dear Everyone,

Two thousand years ago the world was touched by a miracle..
Praying the same gentle miracle of faith,
blesses you and your loved ones.

Wishing you the magic of dreaming & believing..
at Christmas & always!

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
My Christmas Tree 2014!


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My #Christmas Nails | Maybelline's Crushed Candy & Gold's Night Out

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Hi lovelies,

My Christmas look is absolutely incomplete without pretty nails. I am so bored of pale, frosty shades of white, silver, blues etc. I need the brightest, the most glitter-bomb kind of shades that lift my spirit in this extremely frosty weather! But then I want it to be economical as well. I don't want it to be heavy on my wallet. My search ended at the Maybelline's counter where I found exactly the kind of shades I was looking for. Instead of one, I picked two very pretty shades.

Maybelline's Crushed Candy & Gold's Night Out Nail Polishes
Maybelline's Crushed Candy & Gold's Night Out Nail Polishes
Maybelline's Crushed Candy & Gold's Night Out Nail Polishes

Crushed Candy is a beautiful pink from Maybelline's Color Show range that will remind you of Barbie and everything girly. It's a delicious, hot pink with a good amount of fuchsia and violet shimmer. It requires at least 3 coats to make itself stand out. It is one of my favorites pink nail polishes ever. The second nail polish Gold's Night Out is from Maybelline's Color Show Sequins range. It's a mixture of regular gold glitter, holographic gold glitter and very tiny specs of gritty gold glitter. The combination is beautiful and comparatively really easy to apply. This polish is a sparkle-bomb! This is one of the best party nail polishes ever! 

I created a cuter version by gliter-fying only one finger to create a balance. 
What do you think? 


Available ONLINE
Boots | £ 2.99 or 299 points
Superdrug | £ 2.99

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My Favorite Beauty Gift Sets of the Season!

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My Favorite Beauty Sets of the Season!

With the Season's festivities at it's peak, I could not resist creating a list of my 7 favorite beauty gift sets of the season. Let me know which one is your favorite beauty fragrance set this season.

1. Absolutely essential and utterly irresistible is the GUERLAIN La Petite Robe Noire Original Gift Set eau de toilette 50ml £ 66. Guerlain invites you to it's fairytale universe to discover an enchanted Christmas tree whose every decoration is a wink to the Maison's symbol. 

2. Sensuous, intense & addictive ELIE SAABS Le Perfum Intense Gift Set £ 60 opens with a burst of Orange Blossoms. The heart gives way to Ylang Ylang, enhanced by the nearly narcotic sensuality of Rose Amber.  In the base notes, Patchouli & Amber Accord are full of bewitching, sensuous accents. 

3. Free spirited & irreverent  BURBERRY Brit Rhythm for Women eau de toilette 90ml Set £ 69 is a blend of contradictions. British Lavender, Pink Peppercorn & Neroli combine with an intoxicating Orange Blossom heart. The smoked pink juice is feminine & effortlessly sensuous.   

4. BVLGARI Mon Jasmin xmas set £ 51 is a precious & exquisite eau de toilette revelaing note of fresh & delicate Jesmine. Sparkling top notes blend with addictive green almonds. The heart of the fragrance is an infusion of tender jasmine flower with precious wood & sensuous white musk in the dry down.

5. Inspired by the trench coat & its heritage of British design & craftsmanship, My Burberry eau de parfum £ 95 by Burberry captures the fragrance of a London garden after rain. The scent is a contemporary British grand floral & features a delicate heart of rose, woven with an unexpected touch of geranium leaf.

6. Enchant her with a duo of sheer pleasures with this Pleasures Captivating Duet £ 36 eau de parfum spray & body lotion gift set by Estee Lauder. The limited-time collection includes these favorites in an exclusive gift box providing a surrounding scent of fresh flowers after the rain, tingling with the rare essence of exotic Baie Rose.

7. Last but not the least, my favorite Estee Lauder Modern Muse eau de parfum 50ml £ 62 captures your style, your confidence, your creative spirit. An alluring contrast of sparkling florals & sleek sensual woods. The luminous texture of two contrasting of two extractions of Jasmine Sambic with dewy Citrus fruits combine to achieve a multi-faceted unforgettable sensation. Two patchouli essence are wrapped in the creamiest of Madagascan Vanilla, rich Amber Wood & soft Musk.

Which one would you purchase?

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'Winterize' Your Nails with Julep

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Hi Lovelies,

Nails are a MUST if you want to look your best this holiday season. With so much hustle and bustle going on and so many options to look into when it comes to nails, you might need a bit of an advice on what to do and which options to explore. Want to make your hands look super gorgeous? First, start your nail care regime right away with these Julep* easy-to-do DIY steps.

Julep

Done with that? Let's move on to the second step, the more exciting one. If I have to choose from the range of beautiful nail polishes I would definitely pick Julep Birthstone Collection 2014 from the Holiday 2014 Collection. Are you looking for more reasons to love the gorgeous glitter of birthstones? Great news is that these 12-pieces per box nail polishes double the charms just like the stones that inspired them. Not just that, all of these beautiful shades are powered by breathable Oxygen Technology to keep your nails healthy. Julep Birthstone Collection 2014

Julep Birthstone Collection 2014

From Betty (Garnet for January) to Savannah (Blue Topaz for December) these gorgeous shade will leave you mesmerized for the entire holiday season this year. And then there is MY birthstone too Julie (Pink Tourmaline for October). To be honest, it is so hard to just pick and choose one from the  Julep Birthstone Collection 2014 range and call it my favorite. I also appreciate how vast the color palette is from blue to red to green. The best part is - this collection makes a perfect holiday present as well which does not need any wrapping paper. It comes in a ready-to-gift box with a paper vellum insert that introduces the entire collection. So go ahead! Shop this perfect gift this season for your friends, your girl, wifey or mom!

Julep Birthstone Collection 2014


How have you winterized your nails this festive season?

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My #NextmasWishlist!

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My absolute favorite season of the year is here!

Christmas season is on full bloom. A wonderful time for families and friends to get together and take some time off from the routine. My blogger friends are going crazy with their wishlists which inspired, rather forced me to create my own. This season I wanted to kick-start my Christmas wishlist with NEXT hence the #NextmasWishlist! I was actually invited by Next to create a wishlist and I just couldn't wait to get started. The official website of NEXT is loaded with Christmas sparkle and everything festive. It is so hard to choose just a few things. The decorations and gift ideas are adorable! My #NextmasWishlist this year seems more inclined towards Christmas decor this year. So here are my top 10 picks from NEXT.
#NextmasWishlist!

1. The Sequin Gingerbread Christmas Sweater Top £ 26 is as cute as a button. To be honest I do not own a Christmas jumper but this one is beautiful. I love the blue color and the sequin gingerbread in the middle for that Christmas-y feel. 2. Lit Mink Crystal Effect Star £ 1is a super cute crystal star wreath which I think is another great idea if you are looking for a different wreath than a traditional one. 3. Another decoration item that caught my attention is the Lit Hanging Basket £ 45. It is faux floral with led lights both great for indoor or outdoor decoration. 4. I can definitely make good use of this bumper Set of 50 Tree Decorations £ 15 which includes a selection of baubles, pine cone and felt decorations along with a beautiful tree topper. 5. I'm in desperate need of ankle boots at the moment and  these Block Heel Platform Ankle Boots £ 65 with 9.5 cm heel look super cool! 


#NextmasWishlist!


 6. The Gold Sequin Wrap Skirt £ 42 looks perfect for the season when wore with a white shirt. 7. This Lit Gold Ivy Garland £ 25 with warm LEDs is your perfect fireplace decoration. 8. None of my wishlists are complete without a fragrance. Instead of going for other brands I usually go for my pick this time is the Just Pink Bumper Gift £ 20 set. It's a fresh, green floral fragrance with soft fruits and pink blossoms. The gift set includes an EDP, body wash, body lotion, bath essence and a body spirtz. 9. There is nothing that makes you feel warmer in the festive winter season than a lantern. This beautiful Bark Lantern £ 14 is my favorite Christmas decoration. 10. Last but not the least, getting in bed with this Brushed Cotton Woven Check Bed Set £ 35 - £ 65 will surely make me dream of Santa! I love the reindeer motifs on the bed sheet and pillows along with check pattern duvet in a lightly brushed fabric which gives it a soft, warm and cosy feel. 

So what do you think of my #NextmasWishlist?
Have you created your Christmas wishlist yet?


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Bourjois Paris | Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara

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Hello lovelies!

It was time for me to replace my old mascara which was apparently drying out. I think I have tried almost all of the drugstore brands when it comes to mascaras. Some I would say did not work out so well, others were amazing to my eyelashes. Since I am always the curious one, this time again I looked for a mascara and a brand I had not tried before. Bourjois is one brand my friend kept suggesting me to go for hence when I reached the counter I took my time to explore the range of mascaras (which is apparently a huge range) to shortlist one that fulfilled my needs - black, loads of volume, non-smudging and easy to take off. My pick - Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara. 

The Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara comes in a black packaging with 'Volume Clubbing' written in club-style gold shade giving it that glamorous nighttime makeup feel. Twist the top and you have a wand which is straight with a good workable length, at least for me. Too long and too short are hard to handle and you might need to be extra careful throughout the application so that you don't end up smudging your eyelashes or have the product on your skin. Though I have been a big fan of the curved mascara brushes (maybeline Colossal eyes) this one is a normal straight brush with an average thickness. But hey the brush gets more technical. It looks like a regular brush with bristles all over but when you look closely it is double sided. This means that the bristles are only on either sides of the brush keeping the center as it is which turns out to be the product reservoir. Hence once you apply the mascara you get a lot of (controlled) product on your eyelashes which gives you that extreme volume, perfect for nights out. The formula is also enriched with Vinyl which ensures a look that wont budge at night.

Bourjois Paris Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara
Bourjois Paris Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara
Bourjois Paris Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara
Bourjois Paris Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara
Bourjois Paris Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara
Bourjois Paris Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara
Bourjois Paris Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara

My experience with the Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara is going great. It the kind of mascara which caters my needs. I'm always on the go and cannot spend too much time on makeup due to my busy routine. I need something which is hassle-free and makes my work easier. Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara is so easy to use. I curl my eyelashes and apply a single coat which is good to make my eyelashes stand out, second coat makes my eyelashes look thick with great volume and I'm done. No smudging whatsoever provided you know how to apply a mascara properly. If you do not you will smudge even if you try an expensive high end mascara.

I actually purchased this mascara as a pack which came with a complimentary Bourjois Kohl and Contour Ultra Black Eye Pencil. I think I made a wise decision since I cannot live without a kohl pencil and would need it anyways once I run out of my current kohl pencil. If I have to choose one makeup product I could keep on a deserted island, it would definitely be a kohl pencil - period. This eye pencil is enriched with pure pigments and allows for an intense result from the very first stroke. The pencil is soft and bendable to work both on inner and outer rims of the eyes. Since I like my Kohl pencil to be soft yet intense in color (which it is) Bourjois Kohl and Contour Ultra Black Eye Pencil turns out to be a good option. However, if you love trying different shades in eye pencils then go for rest of the six available shades.

Coming back to Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara from Bourjois, this is definitely a good drug store mascara if you are looking for economical options. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new option in the mascara range. I am planning to either repurchase it or try another one from the Bourjois range of mascaras.

What are your favorite products from Bourjois?

Available ONLINE
Boots  ||  Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara £7.99 or 799 points
            Bourjois Kohl & Contour Eye Pencil £4.99 or 499 points 
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Dior Addict Eau de Toilette | My New Fragrance

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Hi Lovelies,

During summer this year my most favorite summer fragrance has been, yes you guessed it right Chanel Chance Eau de Tendre. It is the perfect fruity-floral fragrance and a better version of the original. However, when autumn sets in I prefer warmer, woody-floral fragrances with hints of vanilla and sandalwood. When I had to finally step out and find a new fall fragrance Dior Addict Eau de Toilette was love at first sight. The House of Dior has always fired dreams. Dreams of women and their beauty, their pleasures and their freedom. Dior Addict Eau de Toilette is part of Dior's line of luminous and sensual fragrances revealing a subtle sense of freshness and sensuality. It is the reinterpretation of the original Addict which was launched back in 2002. I love the new packaging. The bottle has become nobler, affirming the sophisticated charm of Dior. It is more graphic, light and transparent than before and is displayed as a beautiful object. The new design has a sleek and feminine feel to it.
Dior Addict Eau de Toilette
Dior Addict Eau de Toilette

Out of the three fragrances in this line I chose Dior Addict Eau de Toilette as I found it most appealing of them all. It smells divine! The fragrance is intuitively beautiful and freely seductive. I prefer testing perfumes on myself around the wrist rather than on a paper. I personally think perfume sprayed on the skin gives you the best results. I usually spray on my wrist, go around for a while and sniff from time to time. This gives me time to experience the fragrance and decide if I should go for the purchase or not. When I did the same with Dior Addict Eau de Toilette I was mesmerized. I would be lying if I say I did not know at that time that this was exactly the fragrance I would go for - for fall season.

When it comes to notes, the harmony of Sicilian Mandarin, Jasmine Sambac, Tunisian Neroli, Sandalwood with a hint of Vanilla is timeless. Top note is Sicilian Mandarin which grows in Mediterranean but Sicily is where the best Mandarins are to be found. This adds a fruity touch to the fragrance. Heart notes is the luminous Jasmine Sambac Absolute which is an eminently Dior flower. Rich and faceted, it is a symbol of soft femininity. Indian Jasmine Absolute brings a mix of strength, delicateness and character to this fragrance. Base notes are Sandalwood with a hint of Vanilla. Sandalwood is one of the most sought after centuries old variety in the world. Sandalwood essence a sensual, subtle woody base and personally I believe I haven't come across a more sophisticated woody-floral fragrance than Dior Addict.

Dior Addict Eau de Toilette is a charming feminine fragrance which is light and fresh which can be worn both during the day and at night time. I absolutely love the woody charm of Sandalwood infused with Jasmine Sambac that delicately lingers on leaving behind a hint of vanilla. This is one fragrance that I instantly fell in love with and cannot recommend it enough. It would make a perfect gift for your best friend and mom. Next time you go for a perfume hunt, do give this one a try.

Love at first sight..

Available ONLINE
Selfridges  ||  50ml  £55.00  ::  100ml  £79.00
Boots  ||  50ml £55.00 or 5,500 points  ::  100ml  £78.50 or 7,850 points
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