Friday, 22 June 2018

Byredo Gypsy Water Hair Perfume

Byredo Gypsy Water Hair Perfume

If you, like me, are the proud manager of some long, thick, wild, non-washable-everyday-able locks, then the Byredo hair perfumes are a little luxury worth a peruse next time you're passing Space NK.

Long term readers will know I'm pretty picky when it comes to perfumes - overwhelming, heady scents give me a headache (super-rich YSL Black Opium being the peculiar exception), so I'm much more a light, woody, floral-y fan overall. Gypsy Water is a scent dripping with cool-girl (and boy, for that matter) credentials. It is woody: think damp pine needles in the summer, juniper berries, and a vanilla-ey note to stop it being overtly masculine.

The big advantage here, however, is that it's a hair perfume specifically. About half the price of a Byredo EDP, for those of us not made of money. It's designed not to dry out the hair as a normal perfume would, either - and as the hair moves, you catch a delicate reprise of the scent again. If you, like me, can't wash your hair every day, or if you are sensitive to perfume formulations on your skin, this is a lovely formula worth looking into.

Byredo Gypsy Water Hair Perfume

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Monday, 18 June 2018

NARS Narsissist Wanted I Cheek Palette Review

NARS Narsissist Wanted I Cheek Palette review

Generally, I struggle with limited edition products. I hate that if I fall in love with them, I'm usually too slow/penniless to buy an instant backup, and I then find myself being completely ridiculous about the possibility of using them up entirely (bear in mind I have only completely finished one blush in my entire life - MAC's Blushbaby).

That being said, NARS had me at hello with the Wanted Vol. I Cheek Palette. I mean, just look. Gorgeous packaging (less risqué than the Sarah Moon palettes, equally sturdy and travel-proof) and what a beauuuutiful shade selection. I chose Vol. I as the shades were overall warm and looked easy to use on the daily (yep, even that incredible coral) for a light-medium skintone like mine. Vol. II is equally gorgeous, and if you have a deeper skintone would be worth checking out.

NARS Narsissist Wanted I Cheek Palette review

Unlimited, the top-left shade, is a beautiful, buildable, peachy highlighting blush shade which layers well with all of the other shades in the palette. It's not going to blind you straight out the gate, but it works beautifully with the rest of the shades here. The lilac shade, Notorious, looks absolutely terrifying in the pan, but is sheer enough and so blendable, that even my olive tones can take it. My favourites are the whole bottom row - Bumpy Ride, the middle shade, is a throw-on-and-go satiny pink, and the other two shades are beautiful mattes. Even the coral is completely useable - it diffuses to a fresh flush if applied carefully with a light hand. I find the longevity to be excellent - about 8-9 hours in, all of the shades still look intact.

NARS Narsissist Wanted I Blush Palette Swatches

Overall - gorgeous, practical, and super pretty.

Did you succumb to this limited edition?

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