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Posted on January 18, 2018

5 Primark beauty fragrances worth trying (all under a fiver!!!)

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If there is one sure thing that makes me immediately fall in love with a beauty product, it is how much I am captivated by its fragrance. Whether it’s a hair serum, a hand lotion or any other product whose primary function is completely unrelated to how it smells, what tends to seal the deal for me is the degree to which the scent of a beauty product blows my breath away – I know, how gullible!

So when I’m looking at the likes of perfumes and body sprays, I can be particularly harsh when placing judgement. This is why I was completely taken a back by some of the fragrances I recently came across in Penneys.

The aroma of some of these Primark fragrances not only take you to heaven, but they also keep you there! I won’t be surprised if you stock up on most – if not all – of these little gems after you’ve had a whiff of them! 🙂

1. Bombshell

Primark beauty fragrance, bombshell, €2.50, 20ml

Primark Beauty Fragrance, Bombshell, €2.50, 20ml

Bombshell oozes of femininity with its fruity notes. It is strong, but not overpowering. Sweet, but not weak – in other words, it smells exactly how it sounds! This bombshell perfume ranks up quite high in my list of favourites as it is currently my go-to scent for everyday wear.

  • Longevity: 3 – 4 hours
  • Price: €2.50
  • Rating: 5/5

2. Glamorous

Primark Beauty Fragrance, Glamorous, €2.50, 20ml

Primark Beauty Fragrance, Glamorous, €2.50, 20ml

Another highly feminine fragrance for your inner diva, Glamorous has a sensationally deep tone that is sweet and seductive. Due to the strong notes in this fragrance, it makes for a great evening perfume.  Not to mention the 20ml bottle makes it a great addition to your beauty bag must haves on your night out! 🙂

  • Longevity: 3 – 4 hours
  • Price: €2.50
  • Rating: 5/5

3. Amelie

Primark Beauty Fragrance, Amelie, €3.50, 150ml

Primark Beauty Fragrance, Amelie, €3.50, 150ml

The sensual floral notes of this body mist would take anyone’s breath away! It combines floral notes with wild fruit and a dash of vanilla. The warm captivating scent of this spray works for day wear and night wear – it is my ultimate fave right now, I always get compliments when I use it. Also, can we take a moment to admire the cute packaging?

  • Longevity: 3 – 4 hours
  • Price: €3.50
  • Rating: 1000% yes!!!!

4. PS… Sleep in Beauty Pillow & Body Spray

PS... Sleep in Beauty Pillow & Body Spray

PS… Sleep in Beauty Pillow & Body Spray

This body mist is slightly different from the others as it also serves as a pillow spray. The chamomile extracts in this spray has relaxing and soothing properties that will help put you in a relaxed mood almost instantly. One spritz of this will have a spa-like effect on the mind, body and soul.

  • Longevity: 1 – 2 hours
  • Price: €2.50
  • Rating: 4/5

5. PS… Love Your Selfie Body Mist

The candy-like undertone of this body mist smells so sweet, you could almost eat it! One whiff of this guy will undoubtedly bring you back to memory lane (a.k.a teen years). This body mist is fresh and light, making it ideal to wear on brighter days. It will make for the perfect holiday spray in the next coming months – or good to have on days you feel like reminiscing! 🙂

  • Longevity: 1 – 2 hours
  • Price: €2.50
  • Rating: 3.8/5

Have you tried any of these sprays? I would love to hear from you if you have! Feel free to tweet me @FilomenaKaguako 🙂

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Posted on February 9, 2016

January Favourites!!!

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jan faves

It’s never too late to talk about favourites, especially when it comes to the products I plan on sharing with you today! In the last few weeks some of these gems have been an absolute saviour to me. So sit back and relax while I let you in on what products I found difficult to put down over January!

Eucerin Dermo PURIFYER Scrub 100ml, €11.10, HICKEYS

eucerin jan faves

I wouldn’t be surprised if you guys are having dreams about Eucerin at this stage! This brand has been featured in my last few monthly favourites! I am honestly in love with the Dermo PURIFYER range as it has proved to work amazingly on my skin. This oil-free scrub works very gently on the skin, which makes it suitable for everyday use. Also, the lactic acid and pore-refining micro particles help reduce the appearance of blackheads and blemishes. Best part? It is non-comedogenic so it doesn’t block pores!

TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray 500ml, €6.73, BOOTS

tresemme jan faves

When it comes to my hair (slash weave) there are certain brands that I use repeatedly because they never fail to deliver. TRESemmé is up on the list so the results of this products didn’t come as a huge shock to me at all! It is fast drying, has a long-lasting hold, and doesn’t leave your with that awful dry feeling that some hair sprays do. J’adore!

Vera Wang Princess 30ml, €50.75, Debenhams

vera wang princess jan faves

They say the scent of every perfume you have reminds you of a certain period of your life. I first got Vera Wang Princess a good few years ago and then I stopped using it. I had forgotten how much I loved this scent until I started using it again only to fall in love with it all over again. I was absolutely thrilled to have this gifted to me in the last few weeks as I haven’t stopped using it since. It has a very feminine and youthful floral scent with a touch of dark chocolate. It is light, airy and not overpowering at all!

7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac 20g, €1.40, HICKEYS

mud mask jan faves

I love a good face mask. Whether it is homemade or store-bought, I am all for a good face mask. Now, I don’t normally go for the little packets they sell in the chemist, but for some reason I decided to give this particular one try – and I’m glad I did! This hard drying cleansing mask leaves my skin feeling unbelievably smooth! Unlike some hard drying face mask, this comes off very easily! Cheap, cheerful, and does a good job! Can’t go wrong!

Lancôme Effortless Chic Eyes, €27.50, Arnotts

lancome jan faves

Yes, yes and yes! If I could only choose three products to give my face some life, then I would choose these three! This Lancôme set has a lash-lengthening mascara, a lip plumping gloss (slight obsession with making my lips appear bigger), and a kohl black liner. When I don’t have much time in the morning, I do my eyebrows (of course), then throw these little guys into my handbag! This trio will ensure your face never looks lifeless – even when you’re feeling basic! You’ll definitely get your money’s worth with this!

Hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you’re a fan of any of these! Also, don’t forget to enter my YSL giveaway! I have up to €100 worth of YSL makeup to giveaway ! Again, may the best woman win! 🙂

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YSL Black Opium: Your autumn/winter fragrance hunt ends here!

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black opium ysl

With sunny season coming to an end, we’ll soon have to say goodbye to summer attire like open-toe sandals, crop tops and sun dresses. It’s not long until light clothing will be replaced by heavy coats, and scarves and winter boots will become a regular part of our #ootd

While some people enjoy wearing oversized jumpers and woolly socks, others can’t bare the thought of it. So if you’re a summer lover in need of something to look forward to this autumn/winter, then worry not, because I have just the thing: YSL Black Opium.

ysl black opium

30ml , €57.00, Arnotts

Black Opium is a scent that will awaken your senses in ways that not all fragrances are capable of. It has a warm, oriental and spicy touch that is very hard to dislike. Not only do I find it sensuous, but I also like how the packaging is a reflection of the scent itself. The subtly textured black glass represents mystery, while the glazed glitter represents glam and femininity.

The notes:

Top: black coffee – this gives a shot of adrenaline

Middle: white florals – to entice and seduce

Base: vanilla – for sweetness and sensuality

ysl black opium edp

YSL describes this perfume as an audacious and electrifying fragrance, and I couldn’t agree more.The notes alone are enough to make you want to give it a try and the combination of the three notes give you a sensation of ecstasy.

First there is the wake-up call. The coffee bean note hits you hard, jolting the senses. Next, it becomes softer and more feminine with the flowers of jasmine sambac and absolu of fleur d’oranger to finish incredibly addictive and emboldened by the ambrosial appeal of vanilla and the woody notes of cedar and patchouli, giving roundness, depth, and mysterious elegance.

ysl black opium edt

Some people regard Black Opium as an all-year round fragrance. But, I personally think it works better as an autumn/winter night time scent. I think it is be bold and seductive without being over the top. It is intended for a modern woman who loves to live in the fast lane.

Have you tested Black Opium? If so, I’d love to hear what you think of it! 🙂

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