Review: Body Fantasies Perfume Body Sprays

Body Fantasies body sprays

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a set of the Body Fantasies Perfume Body Sprays as part of a DARE magazine Twitter competition.  Body Fantasies are an American brand of body sprays, and they have just launched four of their body sprays in the UK at Superdrug.  The four fragrances that were launched in the UK were Japanese Cherry Blossom, Pink Grapefruit, Pink Vanilla Kiss Fantasy and Twilight Mist, and these were the ones that I was kindly sent.

I’m not really a huge fan of body sprays, I have to say.  Up until last summer I have always been a perfume girl, because I believe that it lasts a lot longer on my skin, and I’m not a fan of having to respray during the day.  However, on our trip to Florida last year I went into Bath and Body Works and picked up a couple of their body sprays, and I’ve really been enjoying using them.  Therefore, when the Body Fantasies body sprays arrived in the post I was excited to give them a try.

Each bottle is £3.99 for 94ml, which according to the bottle lid is over 500 sprays.  This is a really reasonable price for a product that’s going to last you a good while.  The bottles are a good size and are not too heavy, which means they are perfect to keep in your handbag and top-up on the go if you need to.  Also, the packaging is really pretty, meaning they look lovely out on my dressing table.

As they are a body spray, I have found them quite similar to my Bath and Body Works sprays, in that they last for a good part of the day, but you do need to top them up after a while.  However, it is after all a body spray and not a perfume.

My favourites from the four are Twilight Mist – a musky yet fruity fragrance that is very feminine and sophisticated – and Pink Vanilla Kiss Fantasy – a much sweeter scent with vanilla undertones.

The range in the US is obviously much larger, and there are some other really intriguing scents – it would be great to see the other body sprays in the UK too.

Overall, these body sprays are affordable, fun and great to wear.  4 out of 5 stars for me!

4 out of 5 stars

Taking Care of Highlighted Hair

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Since November last year I have been having blonde highlights added to my hair, and I’ve gone blonder and blonder every six weeks.  I’ve never been blonde before, but I am loving it!  I think it looks so good and I’m enjoying it looking so different – I think it really suits me!

Being blonde, though, means that I have to think more carefully about the way I take care of my hair.  It gets very dry, especially at the ends. And it can get quite unmanageable in terms of combing it out after washing.  Also, I’ve noticed my hair is a lot frizzier. That’s the thing about bleach unfortunately!

Therefore, my attitude to picking out haircare products, ie just buy stuff that’s on offer, was not going to cut it.  So I started doing a bit more research and I’ve now got a set of products that are working for me really well.  My hair is smooth and soft, frizz-free and being treated for damage and I’m really happy with the condition.

Here are the products that I’ve been using and loving:

TRESemme Salon Silk Shampoo and Conditioner

These products are designed to give your hair moisture and tame frizz and flyaways.  I’ve been using the shampoo and conditioner for about 6 weeks now and I can really notice a difference in terms of how soft and smooth my hair feels after blowdrying.  It’s a lot more manageable and I love the way they leave my hair feeling.

Herbal Essences Bee Strong Intensive Mask

I use this mask 1-2 times a week to give my hair more moisture and to try and tackle damage to my hair.  I run this through my hair after shampooing and then leave it on until the end of my shower before rinsing off.  I love the smell of this!  It’s got honey and apricot extracts and it leaves your hair smelling so nice!  But more than this though, I have noticed a real difference with how smooth my hair looks and feels.

L’Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil for Coloured Hair

I smooth this oil through my hair before combing and then blowdrying.  It really helps with combing my hair through without it getting too knotty and breaking and after blowdrying gives it a nice shine.  This is made with a blend of 6 flower extracts so it also smells incredible on your hair, and you can use it before shampooing for extra colour protection and after blowdrying for a silky finish.

I would love to know of more products to try to keep my blonde hair in the best condition possible.  Please let me know of any products that you’ve used and really liked in the comments below and I’ll try and give some of them a go.

Highlighted hair

Review: Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara

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Maybelline have recently launched their new Falsies Push Up Drama mascara, a step up perhaps from their Falsies mascara.

I picked this up on Boots after having heard a few good things about it on Twitter and watching a Beauty’s Big Sister video where she applies it for the first time on YouTube. I was intrigued, especially as it had been a while since I’d tried a new mascara.

The packaging is really pretty, with the metallic red and pink perfect for this time of year.  The bristles on the brush are cup-shaped to boost and thicken lashes, and the formula itself is designed to plump and volumise your lashes with a Styling Wax included to keep lashes in place.

I’ve used this mascara quite a few times now and really like it.  It gives my lashes lots of volume and drama, giving a intense but sultry look.  You can apply more than one coat of this, but I tend to stick to one as I prefer a more natural look to my mascara in general.

The only things I don’t like about this product are that it can be a little bit clumpy at times, but you can work this out with a cotton bud pretty easily.  Also, I get a little bit of falldown as the day wears on, but this may be down to the fact that my eyes can be watery at times.

Overall, a solidly good mascara which I’d give 4 out of 5 stars to.

 

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Makeup and Skincare Reorganisation

If you’ve watched my video on My Current Skincare Routine on my YouTube channel (and if you haven’t, you need to check it out!), you’ll know that I talked about wanting to try out new things with my skincare routine as I’ve been a bit neglectful of this area of my life for a while now.

Filming this video got me thinking about the skincare products and makeup I own at the moment and whether I actually needed and used some of them.  It’s certainly been a while since I’ve had a clear out.

So one Sunday morning I went through all the products I owned, sorting through what I used and really liked, and getting rid of the old stuff that’d been sitting around for ages and that I clearly didn’t need anymore.

A clear out like this is just so satisfying.  Reorganising after I’d thrown away all the old stuff meant that my products were a lot more accessible and easy to see, hopefully meaning that I’ll get much more use out of them.  It also meant that I could have a think about what I didn’t have and needed, and what I’d bought in the past and shouldn’t bother rebuying again. Makeup and skincare products can be really expensive so it’s so important that you actually buy things that you’re going to get a lot of use out of (something I seem to have glossed over in the past).

Here are my reorganised product drawers.  I’m loving the new look!

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