TAG ARCHIVES: perfume
I know I’m really late with this post, so I apologise. Also, there are a few products I’ve finished that you’ve probably seen in previous Empties posts.
Should I include them in these posts every month or should I skip them? Please let me know in the comments.
Today I caught up with Tea from The Ladida for High Tea, a chat and a bit of shopping.
I love catching up with friends, especially Beauty Bloggers because I love to know what product they use and recommend and what events they’re attending or going to.
Although there were discounts on all of my purchases today, here’s the damage from today…
So, we’re winding down to the last week of Summer. We’ve had some crazy weather, haven’t we?
As much as I love the sun, I’m not a fan of the heat; I don’t sleep as well (and I’m one of those people who can sleep anywhere quite easily), I don’t like the sticky sweaty feeling and I don’t like how my makeup feels like it’s melting off my face. Summer, a fan. The heat, not so much.
Today I thought I’d share with you my Top 5 products that I loved this Summer…
I was asked recently what my favourite perfumes were this Summer. When it comes to perfumes I really don’t venture out a small circle of fragrances and stick with what I know.
I LOVE scents by Vera Wang, Chanel (obviously), some Dior (I started wearing Dior – just the best for me) and of course, my signature fragrance.
When it comes to perfumes I don’t like scents the resemble food, so nothing too sweet. Definitely florals are my favourite and what I prefer to wear.
Here my favourite scents this Summer… READ MORE
So it’s Christmas time again. I can’t believe how quickly this year went!
I rarely ask for Christmas presents and this year is no exception. But I thought it would be fun to put together a wishlist for Christmas anyway, knowing I won’t get any of these as presents.
Love, Reese xx
If you follow me on Twitter, I had tweeted about not being able to find my signature perfume, L by Gwen Stefani anywhere.
I really try and make an effort to not fall under the celebrity hype of perfume, makeup collections and beauty products but I find that if I like the celebrity (which is rare) I will always gravitate towards whatever it is they’re endorsing not necessarily purchasing, but all hell breaks loose if the product is cruelty-free.
So, when I realised that my beloved L by Gwen Stefani was running on empty I made it a priority to repurchase it.
I usually have a 100mL on my dresser and a 30mL I bring with me when I’m going away or staying the night at my dude’s house.
But when I went into my local David Jones and Myer – nothing. Went to Priceline – again nothing, not even the 30mL I once purchased from them.
Now I’m starting to get a little nervous. Was this it? Was my signature scent discontinued? I put it out there to my followers on Twitter as to where else I could find it. Some said eBay, recommended StrawberryNET, which I’ve never really been keen on or even Chemist Warehouse.
On my way to work I dropped by a Chemist Warehouse and had a look. Again, nothing. I was losing hope.
By this stage I was looking for this perfume for over six weeks, checking all the David Jones, Myer, and larger Priceline stores I could think of, all the while trying to use what I had left sparingly. I was now down to my last Chemist Warehouses before I was going to resort to eBay.
On a busy Saturday morning I went to the very last Chemist Warehouse that just so happened to be the one closest to my home. It was a smaller store and recall my first visit being disappointing because everything was sold out and out of place.
But with my last glimmer of hope I went in there and saw this…
What Five beauty products could you not live without?
1. Sunscreen. Living in Australia, you can’t afford to not use it everyday.
2. Liquid eyeliner. I use one from Models Prefer. It’s thick and lasts all day.
3. Bright pink lipstick. My favourite is #69 from Inglot.
4. Lengthening mascara. Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara by Bobbi Brown.
5. Floral perfume. Like Vera Wang’s Lovestruck.
What’s your daily skincare regime consist of?
Morning: cleanse, sunscreen, moisturiser, primer and makeup.
Night: exfoliate, cleanse, rosehip oil, moisturiser.
What does your daily cosmetics regime consist of?
Eye primer, a basic neutral eyeshadows, liquid eyeliner, mascara, lip balm and a bright pink pout.
Favourite Beauty treat?
LUSH bath bombs. Once every two weeks or so for about an hour with my iPod in my ears with the latest issue of Grazia magazine.
What’s your favourite beauty store?
Favourite Premium and Budget brands?
Premium: KORA Organics, Aēsop and Urban Decay.
Budget: Essence, Revlon and Inglot.
And Hair Care?
Premium: Toni & Guy, O&M and Aēsop.
Budget: Organix, Schwarzkopf and Salon Only.
What Fragrances do you wear?
‘L’ by Gwen Stefani is my signature scent. I also wear Vera Wang’s ‘Princess’ and Lovestruck. Occasionally I wear ‘Love’ by Harajuku Lovers.
What’s your “every girl must own one” item?
A hot pink lippy. Everyone can get away with wearing it. I don’t care what anyone says.
And finally, best beauty tip?
Your face ends at your boobs, so don’t neglect applying skincare to your neck and décolletage.
So… someone is celebrating a birthday in September. Not only does this blog turn a year old, I am also having a birthday on the fourth.
Personally, I don’t like making a big deal of my birthday, but it is the only day of the year where I get whatever I want, when I want.
But having said that I rarely ask for presents. Material gifts particularly because it actually embarrasses me to ask. This year, is no exception, however… the one present that I do want…
I have my heart set on this… READ MORE