Sunday, 26 August 2012

Lady Gaga - Fame (Perfume)

Hi there :)
Today, I am going to be sharing my thoughts on the new fragrance from Lady Gaga. It's called "Fame".
I am a very big fan of Lady Gaga so when I heard she was launching her own perfume, I was very excited! I knew that I'd want it even before I'd read anything about it and before I'd smelt it! However, I decided to buy a small sample from a seller on eBay before I went out and bought the real thing as I have made that mistake so many times before, just buying a perfume because I liked who's name was slapped across the front. It's not that it's overly expensive (prices range from £24.50 to £54.50) but I'm just older and wiser now!

Here is a picture of the bottle

This is how it is described by the perfume shop

"Lady Gaga Fame is the first ever black Eau de Parfum that sprays clear and becomes invisible once airborne. The fragrance has a unique structure called the "push-pull technology," where the ingredients interact together to highlight different olfactive aspects of each note at the same time, without any hierarchy. The scent is built around three main accords: dark, sensual and light. The dark accord was inspired by Belladonna, the deadly nightshade possessed by haunted beauties since the 18th century. From this darkness, the fragrance evolves to a sensual accord of opulence, a fusion of dripping honey, saffron and apricot nectar. And lastly, the light accord whispers magnificence. The rich floral layer of crushed Tiger Orchid and Jasmine Sambac embodies timeless beauty. The accords work together to create a fragrance of floral and fruity elements, with the star ingredient inspired by Belladonna levelling out the whole fragrance and giving Lady Gaga Fame its signature as a scent."

On the box

I have to say that I was a bit disappointed by this perfume. I'm glad I only bought the sample as it's not something that I would pay full price for or wear everyday. Don't get me wrong, it's got a pleasant smell but it doesn't have that uniqueness that I believe Lady Gaga is all about. The fact that you can't pick out a distinctive note within it only adds to the disappointment. It just smells like every other generic celebrity perfume that's been released. I would have liked it if she'd have gone for something a bit different. The fact that it's black is a pointless feature as well. I'm just going to be blunt about this but it seems as though she has done this to make up for the fact that the scent is a little bit boring. I think the box is very wordy and the bottle is fancy but it doesn't really mean anything when it comes to the smell of the perfume. I like to be able to pick out the notes in a perfume i wear and this one just wasn't for me. Sorry to say this, but this perfume just doesn't live up to all the hype and promotion that surrounded it!

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Saturday, 18 August 2012

Summer Fun :)

Photo by me

Necklace - Disney Couture
Dress - Matalan
Sandals - Matalan

These sandals have served me well every summer for the last three years, they look quite restricting because of all the straps but they're actually very comfy. I can't not wear bright colours and these just tick all the boxes! Every strap features something different so it gives you the best of a few trends! I'm not one for throwing away all my old stuff when the new season comes in. I'd much rather just wear the things I like and get as many wears out of things as possible. I like just fitting into my own style. This dress is new though, and I love it! It's really good for these boiling hot days as the material is very light and I absolutely love the print of this! It's flattering for us bigger girls as it distracts the eyes! It's great to wear just on it's own or with a cardigan. I usually wear it with a short red cardigan.
This necklace is one of my favourites, it's so unique! It's a heart from the film Snow White. You can't see it from the picture but it actually fastens via a sword that passes through the heart! It's details like that that makes me adore Disney Couture. They really pay attention to detail from each film, for each piece!

These are my nails today

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Nails inc. - Warwick Way (Bluey green)
Nails inc. - Carnaby Street (Yellow)
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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

My outfit for today :)

Photo by me

Dress - New Look
Blouse - Primark
Ring - Dorothy Perkins
Necklace - Mad Hatties

I've had this dress for about five years and it's just been sitting in my wardrobe since then. I re-discovered it a few weeks back and it's now become one of my favourite pieces! It's great for layering tops over or under it and it's really comfortable and easy to wear.
I LOVE statement jewellery, it's kind of my thing :) This ring is like a snooker ball and very heavy, but i love the bright purpleness of it. The necklace was a gift from my cousin, it's from a handmade jewellery company called mad hatties who specialised in Alice in wonderland themed jewellery. Unfortunately, I've just read that they are no longer in business which is a great shame :( You can't see it from this picture but the necklace has a small teapot and teacup inside, it's so cute :)

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Saturday, 11 August 2012

Just a quick post

Hello people :)
I just wanted to apologise for the lack of posts lately. The truth is, I literally have nothing to blog about! All my money is budgeted into other things at the minute so i haven't been able to buy anything new to write about! Sad but true :( 
I'm hoping that normal service will be resumed soon and i'll have something to write about!
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