Friday, 18 October 2013

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Review

The Rouge Volupté lipsticks collection by Yves Saint Laurent have been out for quite some years now and today I thought I'd share my thoughts on the one I have which is number 27 Rose Paris, as I've had it quite awhile now and these are quite on the pricey side so I can give you guys my honest opinion. 

Since the release of Rouge Volupté there are newer additions such as the Rouge Volupté Sheer Candy which is more of light sheer flush of colour to the lips and less of a lipstick type finish. And then there's the newest addition which is the Rouge Volupté Shine which is probably a middle ground of the three ranges, a very glossy finish but still opaque enough to be a lipstick.  

So you ready to hear the price? Here it is...these little numbers come in at around 31.90 (euros) here in France so I'm guessing it's around the end of the 20's mark in pounds, I know pretty expensive! Now the price shock is over I can move on to tell you why/why not it's worth it. If you are looking for a luxurious lipstick then look no further. We all love our drugstores lipsticks which we could by nearly 3 of for the price of one of these but this definitely has a certain "je ne sais quoi" as the french would say. First of all these lipsticks glide onto your lips like butter, they are so creamy it's really hard not to fall in love with it when you first try it. I have the shade Rose Paris which I think is a very misleading name for this colour as to me it's an almost neon coral/pink shade whereas "Rose Paris" sounds more like a dusky pink, but anywayy I'll let that one slide. I would recommend testing the shades in store before you buy anything if you can find these cheaper online.

The colour is very opaque, you really only need one coat to get full impact of the colour, which is a plus as they will last that little bit extra. They have an spf of 15 which I personally like and find that they are very hydrating to the lips, if you have any dryness they don't attract any unwanted attention to those areas. 

The colour range is quite generous, there are plenty of nudes to pink to coral and deep plum shades to chose from in the collection. I would say however that because they are so butter-like on the lips that you have to be careful when applying and maybe use a lip brush to get nice and precise lines. The lipstick does stay put once applied and has a sheen finish, but if you blot your lips you can get more of a matte finish. The lasting power is very good on the one I have, you might only need to reapply once during the day to keep the colour as after about 4 hours it does fade a little but still leaves a stain on the lips.

Overall, I think if you're looking to treat yourself to a really special lipstick with a great formula and beautiful packaging that makes you happy to take out of your handbag to reapply then the Rouge Volupté is definitely worth it.

I'd love to hear if you've tried any of the Rouge Volupté ranges too, and if not do you think you might give them a try?

See you soon! 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Perfume Collection

Now that I've acquired more than two perfumes at the same time I thought hey this could count as a perfume collection! Some are old favourites but I've introduced a few new flames lately that are equally loved and I just had the urge to share them with you. Because who doesn't want to smell good ey

Lola by Marc Jacobs - Now I have featured this in a post before, last Christmas I think, and just looking at the bottle now I'm realising how long this is lasting! For me this is my favourite scent from the Marc Jacobs range, I have had a whiff of Daisy which is very popular on the blogosphere (and does smell gorgeous) but i think Lola will always be the one for me (I feel like I'm really talking about someone called Lola, just the perfume you guys! not a real woman...awkward haha). I'm just going to say it, this scent is SEXY, I feel like it's a very deep and rich scent that is definitely more sophisticated and sensual than light and fresh Daisy. I would also say it is more of a night time perfume. 
Tones: pink peppercorn, pear d’anjou, ruby red grapefruit, fuchsia peony, rose, geranium, vanilla, tonka bean and creamy musk.

O d'AZUR by Lancome - This is a staple perfume in my collection which you can see as it is nearly all gone. I will definitely be repurchasing this when it runs out and I'll tell you why ladies. This is such an easy perfume to wear, it isn't over powering and just compliments your own fragrance. It's so light and fresh with it's slightly sweet but mainly floral tones, which makes it beautifully feminine and really an all rounder. My only gripe is that I don't find the scent lasts all day on me, you may need to keep spritzing during the day but it is fairly handbag friendly.

Si by Giorgio Armani - A recent addition to my perfume collection which isn't a scent I'd normally go for, but loving nonetheless is Si.  It is definitely signature of the Giorgio Armani range by it's scent, very chic and modern. When I smell this perfume I find it has a very warm and "feel-good" smell that's also quite comforting (maybe because my sister had the Emporio Armani perfume which was "her scent" for years which makes this quite nostalgic for me). Not to mention the bottle! it's so beautiful (am I really describing a bottle beautiful? think the perfume has gone to my head) and a perfect little decoration on the top of a dresser, which could be a reason alone to buy it. Although I do still think the lid looks like a little coffee bean.

La vie est belle by Lancome - Life is beautiful says Lancome and I couldn't agree more! The best way I can describe this perfume is, it's elegant. As you probably all saw, there was so much advertising for La vie est belle when it was launched that I have to say I did get a little swept into it. Did you guys see the add with Julia Roberts, ohh em gee she looks amazing, I love the part where she breaks out of the diamond strings and I'm like yeah gurl you do your thang! haha. Anywayy, back on to the scent! it does have deep tones but still quite light making this a day to night time perfume, a girly sweet scent that carries blackcurrant vanilla as its main tones. 
Tones: blackcurrant, pear,iris, jasmine, orange blossom,tonka bean, vanilla, praline, patchouli.

Miss Dior Chérie Eau de Toilette by Christian Dior - This is a very special scent, I don't know why but I feel so Parisienne when I wear this perfume. Picturing myself sipping coffee reading a book in a little café by le tour eiffel, ohh la la !! It has such a unique smell that is really like nothing else I've smelt before, Dior you doing it right! At first when you spray it, it has a very strong alcohol smell but when it dries on the skin it releases a beautiful fruity musky scent. This is also a day to night perfume and I'd say it's a younger scent to the rest for the perfumes I've talked about on this post. 
Tones: pineapple, cherry, strawberry, mandarin, popcorn, caramel, jasmine,rose, violet, patchouli, musk, amber.

I hope you guys liked this post, sorry I'm a bit rusty!  As always I love to hear from you, so feel free to leave a comment on your favourite perfumes I'm always on the hunt for something new to try :)