Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Top 3 Perfumes

 Hey everyone
I'm sad to say that todays introduction is very similar to my usual ones which start with "I'm sorry about the lack of posts recently..." and finish with "I will post more, I promise". School has been very highly demanding lately as I am preparing for external exams (end of year exams) and all of my teachers have decided that they will all assign me homework at the same time. Needless to say I have been rather busy. Anyways, enough with my sad story about homework on with the post!
I have decided today that I will share my favourite perfumes with you. I have had all of these perfumes for a while and it seems no matter how many I try out, I always come back to these select few.

The first perfume I am in love with and wear religiously is the DKNY eau de parfum in 'Fresh Blossom'. This is my absolute ultimate spring scent. It is very light and funnily enough, a very fresh scent. I received this perfume as a gift in late 2011 and I instantly became obsessed with it. I ran out of this perfume a few months ago, but I managed to pick up another bottle whilst I was in Perth (and for a very low price).
For those who don't know already, I am in fact a Justin Bieber fan, but I honestly did not expect much from this perfume. I expected it to be quite a weak smell that was nothing special, but I was pleasantly surprised. I decided on purchasing the 30ml bottle to make sure I didn't get sick of the scent or end up not using it as much as I intended to. Well, I am already on my second bottle and have even decided to go for the 100ml. I cant say enough about this perfume! I would highly recommend 'someday' to anyone who is looking for a new perfume.
My final favourite perfume is the Juicy Couture 'Viva La Juicy' perfume. I first discovered this at a friends house as I instantly fell in love with the scent and had to know what it was. I was surprised to find it was a Juicy Couture perfume as I previously owned 'Peace Love' and wasn't particularly impressed, but 'Peace Love' is completely incomparable to this scent. Even to this day I cant help but notice when someone is wearing it as it has such a distinctive smell. I am terrible at describing scents and I am not going to attempt to try. This is a lovely scent as if you are in the market for a new perfume I suggest you check this perfume out also.
So that concludes my top three perfumes. I am absolutely in love with all of these perfumes and wear them all on a daily basis (not all at once of course). They are all very soft and elegant scents which are great for every occasion.
Talk to you soon
- ellaarosee

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Maybelline Mascara Review

Hello Lovelies

So today I have decided to review and compare some of my favourite Maybelline Mascaras. I love Maybelline Mascaras and have used and previously owned almost all of the different ones currently for sale in New Zealand. I wear mascara on a daily basis and yet out of all the mascaras I have tried the Maybelline mascaras just last and last and last. They never dry out or get clumpy which is why they are ideal for me as I always have multiple mascaras on the go at once so this means they never get old before I actually finish the Mascara

The newest Mascara I have bought by Maybelline is 'The Rocket Volum' Express' Mascara. I had heard a lot of hype about this mascara and was very keen to purchase it when it finally arrived in New Zealand. This mascara has a plastic brush meaning that it really 'clings' on to your lashes and spreads them out. It also adds a large amount of volume to your lashes especially if you curl your lashes first. I tend to only wear this on my top lashes as I don't want to risk wearing it on my bottom lashes and mascara always smudges on my lower lashes if its not waterproof. This is probably my favourite mascara at the moment.
The second Maybelline Mascara I have been really enjoying is the 'Mega Plush Volum' Express' Mascara. I don't normally buy waterproof mascaras and I really only bought this one in waterproof as it was the only one left and I was so glad I did. I find with mascaras that say waterproof will still normally smudge and the smudging just becomes extraordinarily difficult to remove as it is waterproof. This mascara literally wont budge! This has been one of my most worn mascaras of the moment. I wear it everyday on my bottom lashes and it is the perfect mascara for wearing to the gym (Mascara is the only makeup I would ever wear to the gym if I am wearing any). Again the brush is plastic so it really spreads out your lashes. The brush also bens slightly when you are applying this mascara to your lashes to give your lashes more volume.
I have been using the 'Falsies Volum' Express' for a while until mine ran out (gasp) so I was on the look out for one for a good price as Maybelline Mascaras range from $10-$30 depending on if you know where to look. I am absolutely in love with this mascara and I whilst I had none left I forgot how amazing it is. This mascara adds thickness and volume to your lashes without making them look clumpy. It has a hair brush which helps in adding that dramatic look to you lashes. I really love this mascara and especially love how it gives your bottom lashes a sort of smoky look to them.
This mascara, the 'Colossal Volum' Express', was probably one of the very first mascaras I ever owned and it is still one of my all time favourite mascaras. I wore this mascara all through summer and if it can survive the 42 degree heats of Perth than I can clearly state that it is completely waterproof, sweat proof and smudge proof. If I could only own one mascara it would probably be this one as it adds great volume without looking clumpy and making your lashes seem hard like they are about to snap.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks post!

Talk to you all soon

- ellaarosee