When it comes to fragrances, I usually go for something quite dark and musky. Basically my fragrance wardrobe is overloaded with overpowering heavy night-time appropriate scents which don’t really suit the Summer season too well. In Summer, I do love a light and fresh fragrance that isn’t too in your face and heavy. Recently I have picked up two newbies that fit the bill perfectly and I couldn’t be more obsessed with light airy scents!
First up is a real summer scent, Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess. This is essentially Summer in a bottle, in fact it is also a Summer exclusive as this scent is only available during the Summer so act quick if you are interested in this one! This scent is an Eau Fraiche so is pretty weak in perfume terms however comes in a hefty 100ml bottle at pretty good value. I picked this up when I was away so got it a good bit cheaper but it retails around the £50 mark. Moving onto the best bit however, the actual scent itself. With notes of Coconut, Vanilla and Mandarin, it’s not hard to get the Summer vibes from it! Basically, if you love something sweet and summery then you will love this!
Next is another new-ish release from Calvin Klein in the form of ck2, the second edition to their genderless fragrance. A scent I have been desperate to get my hands on since it was released as this is just so beautiful! First of all, shout out to the unique minimalistic bottle design which is rather quirky. I picked up this scent in the biggest size being 100ml but there are smaller editions too. This size retails for £53 however I picked it up 40% off at Urban Outfitters when they had a deal on! That deal is sadly over but there are a lot of discounts around to be found! Again this is another beautifully fresh and airy scent with notes of Mandarin (similar to BG), violet leaf and sandalwood. I find this scent pretty long wearing which is good for an Eau de Toilette and it is isn’t overly sweet in scent probably because it is genderless but instead quite woody and crisp. I think this is going to be a fragrance I will love for a long time to come!
What is your favourite Summer scent?
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Lightweight bases were never really my thing. I was always in the illusion that I needed a heavy coverage base to cover my redness and any blemishes. Oh how wrong I was. After dabbling into the world of BB creams I have suddenly became all that interested in those lighter coverage bases. A product I heard rave after rave about was the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue. A lightweight ‘tinted hydrating gel cream’ launched in time for the summer months. I finally caved into the hype when I saw a sweet deal on Feel Unique and I knew it had to be mine. As I always say foundations and bases can be a tricky field for me. I am usually always left unsatisfied with the exception of Nars Sheer Glow but I think I’ve now found a new winner in my books!
The Complexion Rescue leans more on the tinted moisturiser side of things with a very light but buildable coverage. It works well either blended with fingers or a brush. I tend to use a brush but both options still create a similar flawless result. As I picked it up online I was a little weary of the shade range and what would match me but I decided to go with shade 02 Vanilla which works out as the perfect shade for me. The finish of this base is very dewy. It is like your skin but better. It creates the most radiant and fresh looking skin. It really is the perfect no makeup makeup look. As someone with combination skin it works great on me and for someone with dry skin I can imagine the hydrating properties would also be greatly beneficial. Those with oilier skin types may need to rely on more powder for this one as the dewiness may be a little too much.
The lasting power of this base is also pretty decent. Every time I’ve worn this it seems to hang around for quite a while and even seems to look better as time goes on. It really is perfect for everyday wear and teamed with a good coverage concealer it creates the most flawless base. Also, with the addition of SPF 30 it really is a great base for summer and I really regret not buying this earlier as it would have been perfect for during my holiday back in July. Another great addition to this product (as if there wasn’t enough already) is the quantity. Now this base contains 35ml of product which is little more than your average foundation/base which is usually around the 30ml quantity. I don’t think I can rave about this product anymore, it really is the perfect base and one I can see myself repurchasing again and again.
What is your favourite base product?
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