Sunday, 29 November 2015

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette : Perfume Review

"Happy and youthful" is how Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette is described to be and I would very much agree. I have had the gift set, which includes the perfume, body lotion and shower gel, for a month now so I thought I would review this more mainstream Marc Jacobs fragrance.

The Scent

Fresh, floral and a favourite, to me this is what a garden in a dream would smell like (a bit ironic as Marc Jacobs also has a perfume called 'Daisy Dream'). Gardens in real life smell more of greenery and earth than flowers, well that's my experience of gardens anyway. If I was to step into a garden in a dream, it would smell much more of flowers and subtle sweet air, which is how Daisy smells.

It smells flowery with only a hint of greenness and fruity with a draft of musky sweetness. Combine all these elements together and you have an ideal scent pulled straight from The Secret Garden book.

The lotion and shower gel also smell the same, though the gel is a bit more subtle and the lotion is a tad heavier.

The Effect

After a few sprays in the morning, I can smell the meadow that I become basked in. But I don't really smell it as the day goes on, but other people who stand near me sometimes comment on it.

I kind of like that. It's nice for people to compliment you on your scent when you can't smell it when they tell you that it's your perfume. However, it does make me feel a bit concious of my scent when I'm not wearing it... that's a different matter, though.

Daisy is a popular perfume that even my auntie wears so people are bound to have smelled it before. Therefore, if you want a unique, signature scent then this one is not for you.

Though body chemistry is said to make perfume smell different on everybody, people have said that they knew it was Daisy they smelled on me before I told them.

Do You Want It?

If you're looking for a day perfume that is fresh, feminine and fun then this is great! Keep in mind that it is popular and doesn't stand out as being unique because if you are looking for the opposite then this might not be the choice for you.

You can buy the gift set from Boots for £54 (here)

- Zin

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Outfit Ideas Diary - Oversized Winter Sweater

Outfit Ideas Diary - Oversized Winter Sweater

Whenever I buy an item of clothing that is in trend I get so excited that I don't
think about what I would wear with it, so here is my solution! A deep red
oversized winter sweater is perfect for this winter and so I have put together a
few ideas on what to wear with it.

Firstly, the sweater doesn't have to be deep red. Just to set that straight. Okay,
back to the outfit.

Sweaters can look good on their own (by that I mean without an obvious shirt
underneath) but I think that a collared shirt is perfect for making an outfit
smasual (smart/casual). I also think that this theme is great for this time of year
when there are more formal occasions. I wouldn't wear this to a Christmas party,
mind you.

Not only would a collar be a formal twist on an oversized sweater but also a skirt.
There are two ways that you could possibly style a sweater with a skirt and that is;

  1. Tuck the front of the jumper into the skirt
  2. Leave it un-tucked
Finally, the jeans are here so we don't have to keep to the smasual look! I think
that lighter jeans, like the one in the image, are the best for a relaxed and laid
back outfit but black is what you would go for if you did want to be a bit smarter.

And for shoes.... there are two smarter choices in my pick but the red boots
don't have to be heeled but still of the same Timberland-style boots. Black heels
with this outfit would be the smartest choice and the black sneakers are the casual
and relaxed choice.

I hope this has given you some ideas and inspiration for your winter outfits!
- Zin