Sunday, 23 August 2015

Beyonce Heat Rush Perfume Review

Hi there!

This blog post is going to be a review of the perfume Heat Rush by Beyonce.



This perfume as you can see screams summer just from the look of the bottle. It's orange shade immediately makes you think it's a summery scent (as well as the name obviously) and it does not disappoint!

It's a scent I've been constantly wearing this summer, which will more than definitely be in my August Favourites post. I'm not the best at describing scents, but to me it smells quite citrusy and fresh.

The description on Beyonce's official parfum website says:
"Beyoncé Heat Rush is a fruity floral fragrance that is luminous and vibrant with a dewy delicacy at the same time. It captures Beyoncé's bright sensuality; it's young, fresh, and joyful."

It also has a brief mention of the types of notes in the perfume itself which amongst a variety include Passionfruit, Blood Orange, Brazilian Cherry, Orange Hibiscus, Mango Blossom, Honey Amber.

In my opinion, this scent is absolutely perfect if you're looking for a fresh summery scent, even for after Summer is over and throughout September you want to continue smelling as sweet as summer! It's also really long-lasting as a couple of sprays can be good to go or you can continue to freshen up as the day goes on to enhance the scent more, depending on your preference or how hot the day is!

The bottle which I own has 30ml of product, which is a fair amount especially when there's other perfumes I need to get using aswell!

You can buy Beyonce Heat Rush at Boots and The Perfume Shop, as well as online at Amazon!

Thank you so much for reading this post and let me know if you have tried this gorgeous scent yourself!

Love & hugs
Claire xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 16 August 2015

June/July 2015 Favourites

Hi everybody!

I'm aware that I didn't do a June Favourites, mainly because I was really busy with exams and then Leavers Ball prep! And just generally everything!
So to make up for it, I'm doing a June/July favourites combined!! Admittedly, it's mainly just lip products and songs, but hey, let's get on with it!

Nivea Lip Butter:
This has been used so much by me over the last 2 months, it's such a good moisturising lip butter and doesn't have any colour or anything which is perfect to apply just before putting a lipstick on to ensure lips are moisturised and not dry! The packaging in my opinion is so cute too, perfect to throw in your bag!


Rimmel Asia Lipstick:
I'm probably going to do a proper post on this as I love it so much. This was the shade I wore to Leavers Ball and I'm just so so glad I bought it, it's one of my favourites of all time! It's great quality and is a nice shade!


Zoella Kissy Missy Lipbalm:
I bought this recently and oh my gosh. I love it. It became constantly used whilst being on holiday as lipbalms/lip crayons have a nicer consistency in the hot weather. I did a full review of the product here if you would like to read it: http://eclairscares.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/zoella-kissy-missy-lipbalm-review.html


Rimmel Colour Rush LipBalm: Give Me A Cuddle:
Another lip crayon which has been super handy in the warm(ish) weather we've had lately, this gorgeous pink shade has been good to sweep on before leaving the house and also leaves my lips not only moisturised but a gorgeous colour! I know mine has unfortunately spent too much time in my bag and the name has scratched off!


Pharrell Williams - Freedom
I first heard Pharrell's performance of this on a televised showing of his Glastonbury performance, and was really excited to hear the actual version. It's quickly become one of those songs I replay again and again and listen to multiple times during the day! It's addictive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlY90lG_Fuw

Beyonce - Crazy In Love
Yes, I know it's old. And yes it's one of my all time favourite songs. But I couldn't not mention it in my favourites this month, as it has been a prominent part of this month! One of my favourites memories was dancing to it not once but twice at Leavers Ball (don't know why it played twice but not complaining!!) with my friends and just being in my element. It brings back funny memories as just as I'd gone to get a drink it played the second time and one of my friends ran off to find me as the rest of them were waiting for me hahaha! Also, in Eastenders, Fatboy was DJing and playing Crazy In Love at Les and Pam's Centenary. Which is combining two favourites.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViwtNLUqkMY

Flo Rida ft Robin Thicke - I Don't Like It, I Love It
This song makes me feel emotional, I think it's because it played at Leavers Ball and I have emotional memories of dancing and attempting to get my friends to get up to dance while this song was playing. Also I'm usually a fan of Flo Rida's work, I don't know what it is, he just makes genuinely good catchy pop/R&B. This is no different and another catchy track with a chorus sung by Robin Thicke.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw8mpgccugc

Kanye West - All Day
I remember hearing this first at the BRITs 2015 and not really hearing much of it due to the amount that was silenced. However, I've recently been listening to it a lot lately and have grown to like it a lot more!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfQOawFwx6w

The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face: 
I seem to be getting obsessed with the Weeknd lately and I was talking to one of my friends about how "sexy" his voice is. I'm really loving his music at the moment and this just gets stuck in my head and I burst into it at random moments.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqt8Z1k0oWQ

John Newman - Come & Get It
And so this is another song that I have a tendency to replay and replay. It's SO CATCHY! And I can't think of anything bad to say about this song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7d7seGIRc4

5 Seconds Of Summer - She's Kinda Hot
This song truly surprised me. I wasn't expecting to become such a fan of it, but I honestly love it so much. From the title, everything was a surprise to me when I heard the actual song. It's more 'rockier' than their other releases but I find it extremely catchy and the music in it puts me in such a good mood. Love it! My favourite lyric is 'When you've got bigger plans that no-one else understands you've got a shot though' and I've got a blog post on it coming up potentially soon!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFz1gCZSmdE

Nothing But Thieves- Tripswitch
I heard this whilst away on holiday and loved it so much. I'm not sure how it's done in the charts but it deserves to be quite high, it's different to a lot of the stuff out at the moment and very catchy. I'm a big fan of this!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8NCwteej8Q

Avicii - Waiting For Love
I went through a major Avicii phase during July and this being released at the time was one of the songs that set me off. I'm a sucker for dance music, amongst other kinds and at first listen I wasn't majorly grabbed but I've recently been listening to it loads and definitely love it now!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ncIVUXZla8

The B52's - Loveshack
I wasn't going to add this in here because it wasn't a "favourite" it's more of a song which brings back happy memories of Leavers Ball. Me and my friend were 'slightly' tipsy whilst this played and it just brings back good memories.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leohcvmf8kM

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Another song which brings back amazing memories of when all of my friends were on the dancefloor at Leavers Ball all in a little circle and we were singing along and dancing to this. Just so many good memories and I've been listening to quite a few Queen tracks lately!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgzGwKwLmgM

Thank you for reading this slightly delayed June/July favourites! I'm very sorry it was delayed but there has been a lot going on at the moment and I had to gather all the photos and whittle down the song list to a reasonable amount (there was a lot more, I seem to be loving a lot of songs at the moment)

I'd love to read any of your favourites!

Thanks again for reading! I appreciate it!

Love & hugs
Claire xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Love/Hate Tag

Hi everyone!

Before I begin, I'd just like to say I did a guest post on the lovely Kristina's blog, titled '10 Ways To Be There For A Friend With A Mental Illness'
Here is the link if you would like to read it: http://theuglygirlsclub.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/10-ways-to-be-there-for-friend-with.html
And please check out Kristina's blog, it's one of my favourites!!

This post is all about things I love and hate!
I recently noticed that the lovely Chanelle Hayley did the post on her blog https://chanellehayleyyy.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/the-lovehate-tag/
and I thought I'd give it a go as I've not done it before and I think it might be quite interesting!!

The rules are:
* List 10 things you love and 10 things you hate
* Nominate 10 people to do the same.

10 Things I Love:

* Music. Music is my absolute favourite thing. Honestly.
* A good conversation with a good friend. One of the best things in life!!
* A new video from a favourite YouTuber. Blissful!
* Great days out with friends/family. So good for the soul!
* Chicken. In particular Nandos chicken. It's the best.
* Kindness. Sometimes unexpected or random acts of kindness are the best.
* Photos. Funny moments & special memories captured forever. I LOVE!
* Writing my blog. Even though I don't get much feedback, I love writing it!
* Notes/cards from friends. Sentimental and precious!
* A proper good laugh. It's a very good way to deal with things in life.

10 Things I Hate:

* Rudeness. Just don't.
* Being cold and wet... at the same time!! Hence why I hate getting out of a lovely warm bath. It's just not fun at all!
* Eggs. I just don't like the smell at all. I can't deal with it. Nope.
* Ignorance, particularly towards hidden illnesses. Have an understanding!
* Having no Internet. It's just so strange without the Internet these days!
* When I feel like I'm the only person making an effort in a conversation. It just ain't fun writing 4/5 lines just to receive a one word response.
* Having a panic attack. In whatever situation. They suck.
* Being ill. It's the worst!
* People who don't indicate their cars. You'll set off crossing a road only to have to run for dear life as the car then decides to drive your way.
* Mushrooms. The texture is just another something I can't deal with haha!

I hope you enjoyed this post and likewise, feel free to do the tag yourself if you want to do it, I'd love to see your responses!
Do we share any of the same loves or hates? Let me know!!

Thank you for reading!

Love & hugs!
Claire xxxxxxxx