Sunday, 31 January 2016

5 Of My Favourite Fragrances


This post is going to be about five of my favourite scents! I am a huge lover of perfumes and body sprays so it was mega hard to pick just five! However I may do a part 2 of this in coming weeks if that would be interesting? Anyways, let's get down to my favourites!

* Beyonce Heat
Probably my favourite perfume, I would love this even if it wasn't Beyonce's. I'm really bad at describing scents, but this is a very sweet yet strong perfume. I've had quite a few compliments whilst wearing it and I do really adore it.

* Zoella Blistful Mistful
The scent of this is beautiful and I've probably raved about it already on here, but it is such a classic and calming scent and discretely flowery. It's not too in your face as it's a body mist, which is good to a certain extent but I do wish the scent was a little stronger. Saying that, it is a beautiful smell and the bottle is stunning and looks very instagram-worthy! It's also not as expensive as a perfume!

* Impulse Into Glamour
This is my all-time favourite bodyspray. I get a few compliments when I wear this which is nice, I feel like it's very fresh and not too flowery or fruity or in your face, it's quite musky. It mentions it smells of Sandalwood and Vanilla and I just find that it is very refreshing and definitely something you can wear on an everyday basis or if you need a quick go to bodyspray to pop in your bag, this is definitely the one! I've tried quite a few of the Impulse sprays and this one is definitely my favourite!

* Beyonce Heat Rush
I know for a fact I've raved about this before, done a review and everything! This is basically a fruitier and summery version of Heat, (mentioned earlier) and I found I was completely obsessed with it last summer! I have trouble deciding which is my 2nd favourite perfume of Beyonce's as I love a lot of them but coming to a decision, I've worn this one more than the others I own (apart from the original Heat) so I guess that speaks it for me!

* Cheryl Stormflower
Now left this one till last simply because I don't actually own it as a perfume, but every single time I'm near a perfume shop which sells it, I have to spray myself a tester or a little spritz as I go past. It smells so gorgeously fresh,which is what I love about it. I will more than definitely own it one day as it is one of my favourite scents, I just haven't quite got round to it yet as I have a few other sprays and perfumes to use up first.

So there we have it! 5 of my favourite fragrances!
I will more than likely do another in the future of 5 more of my favourite fragrances!

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Love & hugs
Claire xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 17 January 2016

New Year's Resolutions for 2016!

Hey everyone!

So I thought I'd do a little post about some of my resolutions for 2016. I know this is a little late for a Resolutions post, but I've had my December and my 2015 Favourites posted so I wanted to get them out of the way first!

* Begin a '3 A Day' list
I decided to try and improve my happiness by writing a list of at least 3 positive or good points about my day. So far it's going well and I'm up to date with it, I just feel like to try and focus on the good points, I should write them down and then I can go back through them and make myself feel better. No matter how big or small depending on the day, my aim is to write 3 down per day.

* Cope with my anxiety better
Something I'm always trying to do really, but I just want to have better control this year, I need it and is one of my aims for not only the coming year but all the time to be honest!

* Make more progressions with my blog!
I'd love to gain more with my blog, readers or comments, I'd love to keep up and continue it all through the year and see where it takes me. I love writing here.

* Make time for those who care
I would like to make time for those who care this year, trying to manage to do it without spending loads of money.

* Drink more water!
I think I'm already failing with this one, but I've got the rest of the year to attempt to make up for it! It's a fact, I don't drink enough water and end up dehydrating myself to the point where I feel dizzy or tired. which doesn't help anything really. I'm tempted to download an app like Zoe mentions in one of her Vlogmas vlogs that tells you how much you've drunk in a day and when you should drink again. I feel like doing this would make an improvement to myself!

* Sleep more!
Okay, it's obvious I am a bit of a "night owl" or to be honest, "not a morning person". I'm not sure why because when I was a child I used to get up very early to watch TV, but now I just love my sleep.. (during the mornings when I'm meant to be getting up not at evening/night?)

* Not go back into the bad place I got into during 2015.
I didn't have the happiest 2015 at times and I really want to focus on being happier and not going back to places which were very negative. Obviously there will be good and bad times in life, but I just want to rise up above it and be happier as a person!

* Travel more
Not sure how this can work when travelling can be a huge anxiety trigger for me, but I'd definitely love to travel more. However not sure how it will go because unfortunately travelling can be a love/hate thing for me and can be a trigger sometimes!

* Stay true to myself and remember difference can be a good thing
I want to be more sure of myself this year, to be confident in myself and my decisions. I feel like I have to be to be honest!

* Stay Strong

Thank you for reading this blog post! What are your resolutions for 2016?
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Love and hugs!
Claire xxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

2015 Favourites!

Sunday, 3 January 2016

December 2015 Favourites

Hi everyone! Welcome back to EclairsCares blog! My first blog post of 2016!! Oh yes!!!

This post is about my December Favourites, in case any of you are interested in what I've been enjoying through the month! I do have a 2015 Favourites post coming up next week, it's an extra big post - hopefully you will like it! But for the moment this month!

Clinique Cherry Pop Lipstick
I will have to do a review for this sometime, I received it free with an issue of Glamour Magazine where they were offering a free Clinique product and naturally, as it was the festive season I went for the red lipstick one (there was a nude lipstick, mascara and face product as other gifts but you had to pick!). And knowing the price of the actual full size lipstick being £16, I am trying not to fall too far in love with it, but it's honestly AMAZING! It is so bright and long-lasting and claims it doesn't need a lipliner either. It is truly a wonderful lipstick and I am so glad I managed to get it for £2 with the issue of Glamour Magazine. It stands out from other red lipsticks I own and isn't drying on the lips either which I love.

Michael Buble - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
I swear this is the YouTubers' Christmas anthem, but it's such a feel good, sing-along Christmas song and Michael Buble is the perfect guy for this time of year. I cannot get through it without singing or miming to the words at least once. This was proven when it came on at my friend's Christmas party and I began singing along almost naturally.

Selena Gomez - Same Old Love
This has happened before with Selena, I don't know why but I hear a song, don't recognise the female vocalist, find out who it is and it's her. It happened with Come and Get It. And I fell in love with Same Old Love, completely unaware it was Selena. But here we are! It's such a great song and very stripped back.

Madison Avenue - Don't Call Me Baby
This is a major throwback to my childhood, but I recently rediscovered it and fell in love with it. It makes me feel really nostalgic and reminds me of how eurodance and dance music used to sound. I hope that style of music makes a comeback soon!

Rudimental ft Ed Sheeran - Lay It All On Me
Yes. What a song. It gives me serious 90s/early 00s vibes and I didn't really recognise how much I loved it until it appeared on a music channel the other week and I was in my element. And Ed Sheeran smashes it as usual!

Aled Jones - Walking In The Air
I always love hearing this at Christmas, but for some reason this year I was particularly feeling it? Not sure why, it's a beautiful song though and takes me right back to my childhood where I'd watch The Snowman every Christmas Eve and feel all festive and magical! I LOVE The Snowman so much too. It's not Christmas without having watched The Snowman.

Arthur Christmas & Nativity
Two of my favourite Christmas films and the perfect chance to watch them! In the festive period! I love them so much they are both great feel good films and if you've not seen them, you need to have a watch sometime!

Lush Bath Bombs
I'm beginning to cave into the Lush craze after watching various Youtubers' Lush hauls and one of my best friends giving me one of their bath bombs as part of my birthday present. I'm really starting to become obsessed and I can see myself trying a lot more out during 2016, whether my bank balance will allow me is another question!!

Bubble Tea
This is a recent obsession of mine, but a few months ago one of my besties took me for Bubble Tea. I wasn't sure what to expect as I'm not a tea drinker really and as much as I like the coffee taste, I don't have coffee all that much either. However I have really got a thing for Taiwanese Bubble Tea! The green tea option is the one I go for and its so good, you can choose the flavour of the drink and the bubbles too. It's also so cute and definitely instagram worthy! My favourite combination at the moment is Blueberry Bubble Green Tea with Strawberry bubbles. It is SO refreshing. I'll definitely be trying more of the flavours in 2016, but have to go back to my favourite combination as it is SO GOOD!

So that is my December Favourites for this month, I'm aware there is a lot more music than beauty products, but I'm sure that will even out next month! Thank you so much for reading!!

Love & hugs
Claire xxxxxxxx