Review of Escada’s Agua Del Sol

I worked so hard to get this perfume, as I only found out about it at the beginning of this year, the summer after it was released! I eventually got a hold of it and it is worth every single penny that I paid!

In Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (One of my favourite book series!), there is a made up ice cream brand called ‘Peachy Breeze’. This is what it would probably smell like if it were a real thing, it’s very fresh, so juicy, with a hint of sweetness! As well as the strongest note of peach, there’s a couple of interesting things in this summery fragrance.

In the background, I can smell ‘Asian Pear Ice Cream’, quite sweet and almost good enough to eat!

There’s also ‘Frozen Raspberry Sorbet’ in this, I don’t pick that up as much as the pear and the peach, I get slight whiffs of berries towards the end. There is also Pink Pepper in this fragrance, giving it a bit of sensualness without being overpowering.

 

Green Tea Poinsettia by Elizabeth Arden

The Green Tea line from Elizabeth Arden is long and features many popular perfume notes combined with the relaxing green tea aroma. Cherry blossom, nectarine blossom, mimosa and lavender are just some of the notes partnered with Green Tea over the years.

Now, it’s the turn of the Poinsettia flower. Regularly used to celebrate Christmas, this flower has a smell that is similar to that of pine, therefore giving off a vibe of freshness.

One huge Poinsettia adorns the very front of the bottle, with littler ones surrounding the large one. The cap is a light red and the liquid is tinted the same colour.

A citrus opening; Bitter Orange and Tangerine, with a hint of Pineapple.

A floral middle; Poinsettia, Water Lily, Green Notes and Rose.

A sensual ending; White Musk, Woods and Patchouli.

 

Believe Glitter by Britney Spears

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the original Believe, Britney Spears launches Believe Glitter, a glittery bottle with some changes to the fragrance.

The bottle stays the same in shape, this time, it is covered in an emerald green glitter coating, thus the same.

The fragrance has been changed only in the smallest of changes. The guava is now joined up with clementine and blood oranges in the top notes, replacing the tangerine.

The middle is pure blossom, lime blossom stays, but is joined by lemon blossom, cherry blossom and orange blossom.

The base is sweet, dark chocolate, coffee beans join praline and patchouli.

Last Post of March 2017!

I’m back from my blog break. Belle’s passing left a huge void in our house and lives but I now feel ready to start blogging once again.

I’ve found that nipping to the stables to see the two smaller ponies has helped me recover from what has happened, Polly and Jester (the two little ones who I’ve been working with) are the cutest things and they always do things that make me smile.

I’m not sure if I’ve told you about this before, but when you scratch Polly’s neck, she lifts her head up and literally GRINS! She pulls her lips back so far, it’s like a Cheshire cat has taken over her!

I’m going to be doing some more things with them this afternoon, and I’ll update you if they do any hilarious!

Stripe’s been a bit gloomy since Belle passed, as she was there when he first arrived at our house, so he’s taking it quite hard. However, my grandma is very good at sewing and cut open one of my old toys, put some lavender in it, sowed it back up and gave it Stripe. Obviously not as a replacement of any sort, but something for him to cuddle up to when he’s low.

And it’s certainly working, he took it to the big armchair and now sits on there, giving his sheep a big hug whenever he’s inside.

We all have each other right now, and while things are still very different, everyone is supporting everyone. I will be restarting my Fragrance Fridays next week, and my Hits Of lists too!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

It is with an unspeakable amount of sadness, that I announce to you all that my beloved golden Labrador Belle, was put to sleep on the 7th of March 2017, following liver failure. She was nine years old.

Just last year, we found a large lump on Belle’s body. Fortunately, the vet was able to operate on it and remove it that time.

However, at the very beginning of this week, we found another large lump on Belle, so we took her back up to the vet.

It was during some other ‘just in case’ tests, that the vet found Belle’s liver failure, and to avoid her being in any further pain, our family made the decision to put Belle to sleep. The vet gave her some temporary pain-killers, meaning Belle was happy and content, during her last few days.

I will be posting a obituary to Belle next week, after that, I will taking a blog hiatus, to be with my family. I do not know when I shall return from my hiatus, but it will only be when I ready to.

Wednesday Rose.

 

The Body Shop British Lavender

Please note that this is a pre-written post, I have an important announcement to make on Sunday. 

The Body Shop’s Voyage Collection has many, floral centred fragrances in gem shaped bottles.

The next edition, is called British Lavender. A beautiful and relaxing ingredient, that often is found growing, in the hills in the United Kingdom.

The bottle returns, this time in a lilac shade. The top notes for this are a citrusy delight of orange, lemon and ylang ylang.

The middle notes contains the obvious lavender, combined with rose, red apple and green notes, giving off a fresh edge.

The base brings a comforting ending to this fragrance, with musk, vanilla and cloves.

Hits of 2013: Part 1

Please note that this is a pre-written post. I have a very important announcement to make on Sunday.

10: How Ya Doin? by Little Mix

Usually, I’d be in my family’s main car, reading a magazine and this would always come on the radio. I have such great memories tied to this track, it was their third single off of their first ever album (which turns five this year!) and it’s my second favourite song off of it!

9: Get Lucky by Daft Punk

I think this song sums up everything hot and energetic about the summertime itself, it suits the time of the year so perfectly. The album this came off of, was Daft Punk’s first in EIGHT years! But this lead track certainly makes the wait worth it!

8: Change Your Life by Little Mix

My very favourite girl-band’s second appearance on this list, this song highlights the struggle that many people have to go through in their lives, and gives them and everybody else listening, lyrics to motivate and inspire them. Powerful song and my favourite off of their first album!

5th March 2017:

I said in my last update I had hoped to take a Shetland pony that I’m taking care of, up at my local riding stables on a walk to the woods that are close to the stable. I did that last week!

The woods down there are really pretty and it’s refreshing to take a walk down there, when it’s not raining that is!

Fortunately, Polly (the pony) and I just missed the rain and went for a lovely walk together, Polly had never been to these woods before but was quite calm and chilled out about it all. She was very interested in everything around her!

I also mentioned that I was going to get my hair cut, it’s now quite a bit shorter than before (which was VERY long) and I love it!

Review on Britney Spears’s Hidden Fantasy coming soon, look forward to it!

Jlight by Jennifer Lopez

In the J line, there has been Jlove, Jluxe and Jlust. Now comes the fourth addition to the line up.

In the summer of 2017, Jlight made its debut with a fun burst of colour and happiness.

The square and cap are back, the bottle is this time frosted a light yellow colour and has the standard plastic cap, with the peel away print on the back being a shimmery fish scale print in an aqua shade.

The top of this sunny scent is raspberry, nectarine and grapefruit.

The middle consists of orchid, Lily and a lesser seen note in perfume, cactus.

The base is a sweet caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla and sandalwood.

Hits of 2012: Part 4

And my number one song of the year 2012 is……………………….

1: Red by Taylor Swift.

Released off of her album of the same name, the lyrics are artistic and creative. The actual music behind these arty lyrics, mixes with them perfectly and beautifully.

I loved this song when Taylor first released it, and I still love it today. That’s why its number one of my hits of 2012 list.

Hope you enjoyed this list, my 2013 hits list is on its way!