It never gets old - the moment when someone walks past and you catch a smell of their perfume (providing it's a lovely one of course). It can make the average person instantly more attractive, and can often make you wonder 'what the hell are they wearing?!'

I always have so much pride in reeling off the usual suspects - Chanel, Versace (Crystal Noir-I love you), Dior, Acqua Di Parma. But I've come to realise that they're just names, and whilst I love the scents, I can no longer justify spending £50 for 30ml of perfume (that's a semi-kind example). Of course, if I will always cherish my favourites and repurchase them from time to time - wearing them on special occasions and savouring every last drop, but my day-to-day smells have gone high-street; and a pretty life-changing move it's turned out to be.

Not only have I learned that high-street perfumes usually come in both travel and full sizes (my make-up bag thanks you greatly), but they pack a punch just like their expensive counterparts. Some last longer than others, of course, but isn't that always the case?

My current favourites are:

Zara - Luminous Flowers 
(daytime floral but not too sweet)

&Other Stories - Sardonyx Fire
 (a deeper, musky smell)

Primark - Rose Oud 
(a really nice combination of both musk and sweet scents)

My &Other Stories one lasts all day - it's actually incredible. So does my Primark one for that matter - meaning not only am I saving money on face value, but also less re-spritzing means a much longer perfume life!! The Zara one is a bit less long-wearing, but I feel that this is partly down to it not being a particularly strong scent to begin with. 

They also all look beautiful-bonus! Because let's be honest, we don't want it if it's not going to compliment your vanity or colour co-ordinated shelves. 

Oh, and I'm still getting people ask 'what perfume are you wearing?' - 

Satisfication 10/10.

I love a subscription box. I feel like you almost forget that you've paid for that little box of happiness, and you get a little present every month. Some surprise you, offering new products to sample and discover, but this one is different. This one you can count on. 

Friction Free Shaving is a monthly subscription box that completely takes the hassle out of your shaving routine. I bet we've all had those moments where you look at your old/rusty razor and think 'Yup, I need a new one'...but you just keep using it. Then you blame your body for rashes and bumps and enter a 'woe is me' where you begin thinking if you'll ever shave again...

...No? Just me? 

Well FFS solves all of these problems. In each box you get four razor heads, one for every week. Rashes and bumps come from old blades that have a build up of bacteria (oh yes, sexy talk)...and to get those polished pins, you need your razor super sharp and clean.

There are two options for your box, a three head razor for £5 a month and a five head razor for £8. You can also add a shaving cream to your order which smells absolutely divine (it's all coconuty and exotic) and gives you a really close shave due to no overbearing foaming.

It's mind blowing how this box is delivered to your door and yet you're still saving money. Disposable razors can be just as expensive and no-where near as luxurious, and one razor head in a well known brand can also exceed this price. 

I was so impressed with the razor itself. Mine is the Samantha, and gave me incredibly close shaves, no irritation and it looked really pretty (sorry, but this alwayyyys matters). 

I honestly can't believe this idea hasn't been done sooner as it is GENUIS! And I would seriously consider this a summer necessity, if not a life-time one. 

Has anybody else tried this? What do you think?? 


Blouse - H&M / Skirt - Oasis / Shoes - ASOS

This is a powerful blouse. Like leopard print can make you feel a little foxy (I'm regretting that choice of word already), this blouse makes me feel like pure sass. The ruffles bounce and shimmy with every step and I'm instantly transformed into Beyonce wearing that yellow dress, smashing up cars with a baseball bat. (No cars were damaged in the wearing of the blouse, however).

It's one of those pieces that, even when thrown together with a pair of jeans in 5 minute attempt to get ready, looks effortlessly stylist. And teamed with a printed'll have a 'Fashion Week' worthy outfit in an instant! 

I have to say, I'm not surprised Barry M have jumped on the lip-kit bandwagon. After the success of Kylie's, there was a definite demand for a drugstore brand to offer a version of, and Barry M have delivered with three colours. 

I had no idea about the launch of their lip-kits until I walked into Superdrug and saw them on the display stand. With no expectations, I decided to buy the light pink kit. Risky? Perhaps, considering the last few liquid lipsticks I've tried have been a disaster; New Look's are super drying and for some reason the NYX Lip Lingerie cracks on me after a lengthy 5 minutes. 

First off I tried the lip liner; super pigmented, super creamy. Actually, everything about this was beautiful. It's a pinky-brown nude, slightly dark to give your lips some definition and to contrast with the lighter-coloured liquid lipstick.  It lasted for a good few hours, even through eating and drinking, and applied as an all over colour makes for a beautiful look.

Then it was time to try the main product! I applied the liquid lipstick and was astounded at how light it was in comparison to the liquid lipstick! But as soon as I blended it, the colour was beautiful and seemed to look a little darker. The texture is incredibly creamy and best of all, no cracks!! For a lighter shade, this really impressed me and has stayed in my handbag now for a good week! 

Has anyone else tried the new Barry M Lip Kits? Have you seen any other brands offer something similar?