Seasonal Scent Switch Up

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Neom Scent to Calm & Relax Candle Review
It's no secret, I love candles and home fragrance.  The best candle for when you want to feel calm has to be Neom Scent to Calm & Relax.  I have the travel sized version and for a generous 75g sized miniature, the scent throw/payoff is incredible.  

Despite its size, it soon fills the room with its warm, inviting aroma.  With the power of the therapeutic scent of essential oils including rose, lime and black pepper, this is definitely one to light to lift your mood.  Perfect for lighting in the bathroom when you're having a Sunday evening pamper session and want to unwind.  No Sunday Night Fear I my watch!  This candle leaves you feeling uplifted.  

I have it burning in the sitting room now and feel more relaxed just typing this.  The tea, blanket and sleepy dog beside me may be contributing factors too. Create an indulgent, spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home.  The perfect zen inducing accompaniment to lazy Sundays or hectic Mondays.  Unadulterated bliss at the light of a match.

Yes, I definitely feel calm and more relaxed with the Neom Scent to Calm & Relax travel candle.  I now want to try more of the range.  What are your favourite candles?

Serious About Studs

Monday, 20 February 2017

Givenchy Inspired Boots
So I found the best studded biker boots.  Beautiful, studded, soft leather, strappy perfection.  The only problem is that they are the Givenchy Studded Leather Ankle Boots and are €1,045...  Now, while I can justify any skincare/beauty/makeup purchase (I only have one face!) and I do have a handful (literally, one hand!) of designer/high end handbags and accessories, these are just too expensive for me!  If I ever pay that much for boots, it'll be for the Chloe Susannas with gold hardware!  If they aren't too pricey for you, run they are in stock on Net a Porter and in Brown Thomas now.  

I actually picked them up and had serious notions but came to my senses and put them back before I completely lost the run of myself and found myself asking for my size!  So I needed to find dupes to feel the little Givenchy shaped hole in my heart.  I'm really sorry to do this but the ones I have seem to be sold out on the River Island website!  Maybe you'll be able to find them in stores!  Topshop had the Amy style boots which were the best dupe I've seen.  They completely sold out and there's now the Topshop Amy2 Studded Boots which doesn't have the stuffing around the bottom.  Or there are these the Office Lock Down Buckle Boots which are a great version too.

Statement boots that you can soften up the look of with a floral dress or toughen up with jeans and a leather jacket.  As they're flat, they are seriously comfortable too.  Yep, I think I've found the perfect biker boot.

NARS Kiss Me Stupid Lipstick Review

Friday, 17 February 2017

NARS Kiss Me Stupid Lipstick Review Photos and Swatches
Today on LLA, I bring you my debrief on NARS Kiss Me Stupid Lipstick.  If you're looking to overhaul your lipstick wardrobe or update it for Spring, this may provide some welcome inspo.  

NARS Kiss Me Stupid looks like a medium brown in the bullet.  Think 90s browns! Yet it becomes a terracotta with warm, peach undertones once applied.  The perfect balance between peach and brown. Posts like this NARS one show how I'm forever on an eternal search for the perfect neutral peachy hued lipstick!  It leaves a satin finish.  Effortless and foolproof, it applies evenly and smoothly.  It has a semi opaque finish.  It wears well, lasting up to 3 hours, fades nicely without leaving a tell-tale line and is comfortable on the lips.  This is the perfect colour for finishing off a day time look, warming up the complexion or it worn at night, as it doesn't distract from a bold eye look. I imagine this working well with all skin tones.  

NARS Kiss Me Stupid Satin Lipstick has been my most worn shade, it hasn't left my makeup bag all month!  It's limited edition so run, run, run!

*PR sample