Why I Wear Makeup

Monday, 27 June 2016

Why do I wear makeup? For twenty-five years I did really well without it. I was never interested in makeup before. I didn't see an allure to it. Friends had gifted me cheap makeup eyeshadow palettes and utensils before for secret Santa presents for a last minute birthday idea - they clearly didn't know me. I had no clue how to use any of it. The brushes felt like I was brushing a Brillo Pad on my face and foam eyeshadow applicators were the most annoying things to exist. So why did I suddenly become interested in makeup at 25 years of age?

My Favourite Makeup Removers At The Moment

Monday, 20 June 2016

With my beloved Deliplus Demaquillador (that's makeup remover in Spanish) on its final dregs - I probably have one more big use in it or three or four teeny tiny uses. As a result, I've had to forage for a makeup remover that can do the job that it can without making my skin look like it's been left out in the sun, i.e. red as a lobster. I've been using the Garnier Miceller Water for Sensitive skin and it has done wonders. But that was until I spotted these babies; Garnier Oil-Infused Micellar Water and BioDerma.

I was in Asda one day and I spied that there was a new Garnier Micellar Water on offer. What caught my eye was that it was in a yellow-gold packaging. '*Gaaaaaaaaasp* That's new!' Cue the magpie in me becoming very interested. Very interested, indeed. I then noticed that it was a combination micellar water. Shaken not stirred.

I read the label and saw that it was geared toward those skin types that were dry and sensitive. Well if that wasn't an invitation to buy it, I don't know what was. I picked it up and tested it out.

I was not disappointed. It felt very moisturising against my skin. I didn't feel as if the cotton pad was pulling at my skin. It simply glided over it and picked up whatever makeup was there. What's more is that I let it soak into my lashes and it took off whatever mascara I had on pretty easily. Usually I use both sides of a cotton pad to get my mascara off because my eye area can be quite sensitive. But this works a charm. Just to note, I don't wear waterproof mascara.

As you can see from the photograph below, I have used quite a bit.

My only nit pick is that the liquids do separate very quickly. By the time I've finished using one cotton pad, I have to shake it up again. It's a minor nuisance but worth it nonetheless.

The next makeup remover that I've been loving was a shock spot in Boots a lough of weeks back. I was in Belfast and popped into Boots to get something else and spied the only-familiar-through-YouTube bottle of BioDerma. My bestie has never seen me move so fast towards something in the 12 years we've been friends. I snatched it up and tested it out that night.

Like the Garnier micellar water, it glides over my skin and I don't feel as if it's pulling at my skin or stripping it of any vital moisture. When you have dry skin, that's a pretty big deal. It takes my makeup off nicely and it doesn't irritate my eyes when I'm using it to take my eye makeup off.

I use the BioDerma and Garnier micellar water interchangeably. Some nights I'll take my face makeup off with BioDerma and then my eye makeup off with the Garnier one. Or vice versa. Or sometimes, I take all of my makeup off with one and leave the other one.

Needless to say that I love both. Have you tried either of these? Let me know what you think.

Meet My Dogs

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

I'm not sure if I have ever truly talked about my dogs on my blog before so now I'm sitting down and doing just that. My dogs are everything to me. They are my babies. I love them with all my heart and I worry about them when they aren't acting like their usual buoyant and cheeky selves. I talk about them constantly and they're often featured on all of my social media platforms. 

My SIgnature Scent || Love Story by Chloe

Monday, 13 June 2016

I know next to nothing about perfume. I don't know the first thing about notes. I don't even know that tops notes existed until I found out about them as I peeked through the doors of the world of beauty. I simply knew what I liked the smell of. Whether it was floral or musk, I didn't have the foggiest. 

When I was in Duty Free in Barcelona airport, I found an adorable collection of itty bitty Chloe perfumes. They were basically my handling fee for what my parents asked me to bring back, HAHA. Within that collection was the Eau de ParfumLove Story. And thus began my love story...

For those that understand the language of perfume, here is what Boots.com had to say on the matter. 

Chlo√© Love Story is an unforgettable essence of seduction. The freshness of neroli illuminates her. The sensuality of orange blossom attracts him powerfully. The stirring femininity of jasmine stephanotis, the flower of happiness, makes her more irresistable than ever. On her skin, cedar vibrates with flair. A floral love story, fresh and sexy. 
The Fragrance
Love Story is the marriage of luminous and sensual orange blossom with stephanotis jasmine, the flower of happiness. A sexy, clean floral fragrance. Love Story is a memorable fragrance with true personality. 
Fragrance Notes:
- Top notes: Orange blossom
- Heart notes: Stephanotis Jasmine
- Base notes: Cedar wood

If anyone can translate any of that into normal English that a dope like me can understand ,please leave it in a comment below.

I don't necessarily notice a top note of orange blossom. It doesn't smell particularly orange-y to me. I don't feel like I smell orange-y. You know the lingering smell of orange that you have after you've peeled one and you get the juice all over you? I don't feel like that.

What the heck is stephanotis jasmine? I don't even think I know what jasmine actually smells like.

All I know is that I love how this smells. It makes me feel very chic if a fragrance can do such a thing. I feel very Parisian and like I'm worth a million bucks. Basically, in my head I feel like I'm one of those models in a black trouser suit, kick-ass pointed heels with an ankle strap, with the tortoise shell sunglasses and the hair flowing in the breeze as I strut my stuff. Wishful thinking.

All with the help of a perfume. 

I don't know what it is about this perfume but I just love it. I love it so much that I had to pick up a little roller ball of it when in a Sephora in Monte Carlo last year (the aisle of doom is real). I've barely made a dent in it and it goes wherever I go. 

Also, how freaking adorable is the tiny bottle? My mother even borrowed it for our holiday last year. What a liberty! (If you get the PG version of that quote, you're awesome!)

What is your favourite perfume or your signature scent?

Spring Favourites || 2016

Friday, 10 June 2016

I originally didn't have enough favourites for a post for March. I forgot about April and I have procrastinated so much that I missed May as well. It's far too late to turn it into something remotely organised. So that brings us to a Spring Favourites post.

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