Sunday, 11 November 2012

Project Pan #5 - The Body Shop's Love Etc Perfume

So here we have another item that will be making its way onto my Project Pan list.  It is the Love Etc eau de parfum from The Body Shop.  This is available in various sizes but this was a 30ml which can be found here for £14.00.  

This reasonably price perfume is one of my all time favourites and I have got through a few bottles of it since first discovering how lovely it is.  I am absolutely rubbish at describing fragrances other than 'really nice' but fragrantica describes it as being made up of the following notes.

Top Notes: neroli, pear and bergamot
Heart Notes: jasmine, helitrope and lily of the valley
Base Notes: vanilla, sandalwood and creamy musk

The majority of perfumes in my collection feature vanilla and/or sandalwood as base notes so it was practically predestined that I would love this scent.

Would I repurchase?  Yes, I would, however I have a bit of a stash of this scent in various sized bottles so I will work through those before I pick up another one.  

Have you ever tried this perfume?

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

I Heart Fall TAG

This Tuesday Tag is a bit of a miss match of a few 'I Heart Fall' tags I have seen floating around the blogosphere.

Favourite Fall candle: Sweetpea Candle from Wax Lyrical

Favourite Fall lip product: Revlon Bitten Lip Balm Stain in Crush

Favourite Fall nail polish: I have been loving Warm and Fozzie by OPI

Favourite Fall perfume: Vanilla Perfume from The Body Shop

Favourite Fall memory: Stationary shopping in the late great Woolworths in time for school starting.  I used to put so much thought into what colour scheme I would have for that years rulers, pencils etc

Favourite Halloween costume: I once dressed up as one of those old fashioned china dolls.  Think lots of lashes, pale skin and very rosy cheeks.  I loved it because although one the surface it was quite girly it was also really creepy.  Though the lashes did start driving me crazy after a couple of hours.

Favourite Fall fashion accessory: Scarves, Scarves, Scarves.  I love scarves and have them in countless colours.  I love how they can add a pop of colour to an outfit and they always make me feel chic and pulled together.

Favourite thing about Fall: The leaves changing colour and the fact that hearing leaves crunch under foot never loses its charm regardless of how old you get.

Favourite Fall drink: Not strictly a drink but I really love having cup-a-soups now that it is starting to get colder.  I don't like hot drinks so this is the only way I can get that warm tummy feeling.

Favourite Fall tradition: I'm not sure I have any true fall traditions.  we do start living under blankets on the sofa as soon as the days get shorter if that counts.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Beauty Chart - October 2012

My October Favourites are:

At number 10 it is Dr Bronner Soap.   I have the almond scent and it makes me crave marzipan because it smells so good.  This stuff is lovely for washing brushes, it gets them squeaky clean but doesn't dry them out.  It can be used for loads of different thing as well.  Another plus is the fact that it is crazy concentrated, so a little goes a looooooong way.  I cannot see myself having to buy another bottle for years.

At number 9 it is the new Walkers Deep Ridge Crisps.  I have really been liking these, especially the mature cheddar and onion ones.  They have been my snack of choice this month. Num Num.

At number 8 is the Real Techniques Crease Brush from the Starter Set.  I have been loving getting back into smokey eyes now that it is more autumnal and this has been making them easy-peasy to do.

At number 7 is the Macadamia Leave-in Cream.  This has been stopping my hair from frizzing out in the horrible rainy weather. It has also been helping to repair the dryness that came from repeatedly dying my hair over summer.

At number 6 is China Glaze's Fast Track from the Hunger Games collection.  I was never a big fan of this colour but it is now one of my favourites.  A sneaky stunner (You can see it in all its glory here in a recent NOTD).

At number 5 is Red by Taylor Swift.  This is her newest album and I have been loving it so far.  My favourite songs are We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Begin Again, 22 and I Knew You Were Trouble.

At number 4 is my recently purchased Tweezerman tweezers. These are amazing, I never knew that tweezers could be this good.  Plus as shallow as it is I love all the different patterns you can chose from.

At number 3 is the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pink Gold.  This is a wonderfully easy product to use to look like you have spent much longer getting ready than you have. It is a beautiful pale pink shimmer (swatches soon I promise)  Makeup for cheats :)

At number 2 is the Perversion Urban Decay 24/7 Liner.  Incredible liner - super black and it stays put all day.  It is on its way to be coming a Holy Grail item.

and at number 1 is... Korres Lip Butter in Plum.  Smells amazing, tastes amazing (not that I eat it), moisturizes my lips like mad and gives them a gorgeous deep wine colour.  I cannot say enough nice things about this product (all the other lip butters are equally amazing).  Korres and I are having a bit of a moment, they are definitely my favourite brand this month.