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Air Wick // Life Scents Collection

an image of Airwick Life Scents launch 1
an image of Airwick Life Scents launch 1
an image of Airwick Life Scents launch 1
an image of Airwick Life Scents launch 1
an image of Airwick Life Scents launch 1
an image of Airwick Life Scents launch 1
Recently I was lucky enough to sample Life Scents, a collection of multi-layered fragrances from popular household brand Air Wick. Not only do we have a new range of enticing fragrances but a whole new concept of scents designed to evolve throughout the day to create a true to life 'experience'. Life Scents in the UK consists of five fragrances with a sixth, exclusive.

To pick an overall favourite scent from all six would be impossible. From the selection of goodies I've been lucky enough to receive I've a different scent preference for each method of home fragrance you'll read below. Paradise Retreat currently scents the landing and stairs with it's tropical notes of coconut, almond blossom and cherry. Turquoise Oasis is a much fresher scent and as you can guess by the name think warm sands, sea salt and 'sun bleached driftwood'. Following on with another fresh/outdoorsy scent, Lush Hideaway which has proven to be quite the calming scent and one that reminds me of the scents my Grandma uses around her house. With notes of wild berries, fresh mint and splashes of coconut water you'll see it's most definitely not a 'grandma' fragrance, it's a truly lovely and very unisex. Things start to get a little sweeter with Summer Delights, a fruity number consisting of fresh white florals, sweet melon and subtle vanilla. Mystical Gardens follows with a fruity/floral scent, very sweet and feminine. Think raspberries, marshmallow and rose. Lastly we have the exclusive Mum's Baking, perfect for those of you who have moved out and missing home OR....Perhaps you don't excel in the baking department and long to have the smell of fresh baked pear, pie crust and vanilla filling your house. 

Product wise an over looked item in my opinion when it comes to brands similar to Air Wick are candles. Each of the three Life Scents candles have a black and white print which differs per scent. My favourite of the three has to be the beach scene on Turquoise Oasis. Each scene then 'changes' colour once lit with a sequence of various colours providing a tranquil, soft glow. The candles currently sit lined up in the spare room/my little office where lately I head to write up a blog post or use my Zen Colouring book to reduce that anxiety. 

Diffusers are always a tricky product to find the right one, sometimes the oils just won't evaporate up through the reeds or they mysteriously leak regardless of the price you pay. I've always been fond of the Air Wick diffusers, especially around the Christmas period when my favourite; Mulled Wine reappears. I have to say the Life Scents have just taken over the top spot due to Lush Hideaway and Summer Delights. Lush Hideaway is in the spare room/my little office where I find the scent to be really calming & perfect if I don't have time to light my favourite candle. Summer Delights sits on my dressing table and arrived just as my Neom diffuser ran out. Summer delights is such a fun, sweet fragrance, great for summer. Each diffuser lasts for 7-8 weeks in our house.

Plug In's are new to me, despite them being an ever so popular way to keep your house smelling fresh we haven't explored into them. Going by the website only four of the six scents seem to be available as Plug In's with both a Starter Kit and Twin Refill packs. Plug In's slot straight into your wall sockets to provide long lasting fragrance. Each refill is designed to last up to 80 days based on 12 hours usage a day. A great, affordable way to scent your home which can also be customised by turning dials to adjust the strength of your scent.

My firm favourite of the new range have to be the Freshmatic Max cans. We have several units around the house and find them better than other units on the market due to how customisable they are for both the amount sprayed and the overall design of each unit. I feel safer using such an item compared to your standard Plug In's as they run with batteries, the cans slot in easily and can be placed out of Harry's reach. Each can lasts for 60 days on the minimum  fragrance level. Have you spotted the Life Scents range yet? I'd highly recommend slipping an item or two into your weekly food shop. Lucy xx
Disclaimer: press sample, for review consideration only, no payment received. see disclaimer page for more.

Giveaway // Lancome & Giorgio Armani with House of Fraser

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Who else has been left feeling a little down with the recent British weather? To make up for the less than appealing 'summer' we're having I've been lucky enough to team up with House of Fraser to offer one of you guys the chance to win not just one, but two high-end foundations. 

First out of the two foundations up for grabs is Lancome's Miracle Cushion Fluid Foundation in Shade 05 which launched earlier this year and makes a great base for summer with its super light-weight formula. Different to all other foundations in my own collection, Miracle Cushion Fluid is a compact foundation featuring a liquid/cream formula which is dispensed through a sponge/cushion when pressed with the supplied applicator.

If one foundation wasn't enough the lucky winner also gets the ever so wonderful Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in Shade 6.5 which retails for £36.50. This light-weight foundation blends in effortlessly for all day, build able coverage ensuring you have flawless, glowing skin this summer. With an oil free, hydrating formula even those with oily skin can get this foundation to work it's magic. With both foundations have been on my wish-list for quite some time, I'll be envious of whoever wins them. To enter all you have to do is follow the instructions of the Rafflecopter form below. Lucy x CLOSED
Disclaimer: press sample, for review consideration only, no payment received. see disclaimer page for more.

Makeup Revolution // Pro Go Set review

The Beginning of 2015 saw Makeup Revolution launch their own makeup brushes to the already extensive line of affordable products. Having yet to get my hands on the full size brushes despite reading so many rave reviews I couldn't wait to test out the new miniature additions available in the Pro Go Set that landed on my desk. Inside feature four miniature makeup brushes - they really are teeny tiny, complete in a handy plastic storage pouch. Retailing for just £4.95 the brushes are made from the finest of dual fibre synthetic hairs allowing you to use them with not only powder, but cream and liquid products also.
an image of Makeup Revolution Pro Go Set review
an image of Makeup Revolution Pro Go Set review
Out of the four brushes my favourite has to be the Mini Face Brush due to the amount of uses and products that can be used with it. Since being 'mini' the brush works well for contouring - or at least my attempt at a contour, applying both cream and powder blush as well as general powder application. My least favourite would be the Mini Foundation Brush as I don't use pointed foundation brushes. They usually sit in the back of my collection OR to use with the occasional concealer. The mini foundation brushes bristles seem just a little too long for me to personally use the brush for concealer on the go, though I have found it to be great with powder highlighter. Talking of concealer, since we're heading into summer I tend to wear less eye makeup due to being a hay fever sufferer, I'll be using the Mini Eyeshadow Brush as my on the go concealer brush, it's the softest concealer brush I own & a little stiffer than the included foundation brush in the Pro Go Set. We also have a Mini Angled Brush which is the most perfect size for filling in my brows and works well with both cream and powder brow products.

If you're looking for a travel set of brushes to stash away in your handbag I'd highly recommend grabbing a Pro Go set when you next place an order on the Makeup Revolution website or passing your local Superdrug. It's a brilliant dupe for the Real Technique set. Having put them through their pace with plenty of products and a good wash. I haven't experienced any shedding, as I have with some of my much more expensive brushes & being the size they are, they dry incredibly quick. You have to hand it to Makeup Revolution, I don't know how they keep on creating & launching such fantastic and affordable products. I know I'll be getting plenty of use from the Pro Go Set this summer. I've also been loving their latest brow addition which you can expect to see on LW soon. Have you managed to get your hands on a set yet? Lucy xx
Disclaimer: press sample, for review consideration only, no payment received. see disclaimer page for more.
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