My Current Favourite Fragrances…

Hello Beautiful People,

Now again (last time, promise) I have to start a post with an apology… I was going to put two posts upon my blog, however I had some difficulties with the lighting and the photos weren’t exactly how I wanted them to be. In the end I got a bit frustrated… But after this post I’m going to publish another post yay!!

As you can see from the title, I will be telling you about my current favourite fragrances I use. These are scents I use all year around, I don’t use different perfumes for different seasons. Let’s get started!

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The first one is my all time favourite, it’s called ‘Chanel- Coco Mademoiselle. It is composed of Oranges, Jasmines, Rose, Patchouli and Vetiver and many more ingredients, but these are the main ones. I’m going to ask you to do something, imagine…Yes you read it right, try imagining me smelling my perfume and an orange with a confused expression. Why? Because I can’t smell the orange, but it’s more of a floral and fruity scent than strong and musky.  All I can say about this perfume is that it does grab the attention of people around you… I was at my university one day and I was about to collect my coursework from the social sciences department. I go in and give my name and student I.D. The lady there was browsing through the papers (keep in mind that I’m already nervous about my results)  and anyways she just stopped browsing, lifted her head and…SNIFFED literally SNIFFED the air! I was there thinking, what is going on and  she asked what I’m wearing and it was Coco Mademoiselle. There was a wide desk between us and it was in the afternoon, so the perfume is long-lasting and worth every penny!

The second perfume is called ‘Givenchy- Very Irrésistible’. The olfactory description of this perfume is made up of rose petals as the core (different types of roses-the list is endless), vanilla, and other ingredients. When you spray it on, you can immediately smell the floral and vanilla scent. I like to use this during night-time, when I go out with friends, as it does give a hint of sensualness. I can’t describe it but it is alluring…

The next three came in a miniature gift set and they are all from Lancome. The first one is called ‘Trésor In Love’ some of the main ingredients are; Turkish Rose, Jasmine and Cedar. Its not musky but very earthy and subtle. It doesn’t have a distinctive smell  but is an amazing day time perfume. When you take a whiff, you do smell the floral scents instantly. The second one is called, ‘Trésor’ it features notes of peach, apricot, rose and musk. It’s not fruity, it doesn’t smell like a MAC lipstick or roses, it is more on the muskier spectrum and is not overpowering I think this is a perfume that people can collectively like and it makes a lovely gift. The last one from this set (there are others but I picked my faves) is called ‘La Vie Est Belle’  which is a French expression for life is beautiful. Let me tell you one thing if you love sweet and floral scents this one is the one for you. The words I think of when I smell this is, delicate, joyful, feminine, elegant and fairytale.  I cannot stop smelling it, literally! It is amazing. I love it… The main ingredients in this one is; Iris, Jasmine, Orange Blossom and Patchouli. Go and try this out in the store, you’ll love it. Overall, each fragrance in this set are different, you have a choice of various fragrances to test out. The packaging for all of them are beautiful and easy to carry as it is small and handy for on the go!

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The last perfume is called ‘Prada-Candy’ I also enjoy wearing this one. It is my go to scent! The main ingredients in this fragrance are; Caramel, Vanilla, Benzoin and Musk. It is very playful yet sophisticated but joyful. It literally goes with anything you wear or do (climb a mountain and spray some Prada Candy on). However, if you are the type of person that does get dizzy when wearing overpowering fragrances then do be careful of this one as it has a mix of ingredients and not a fixed scent, it might affect you!

This was it for ‘My current Favourite fragrances’ if you enjoyed it please do like, comment and follow. If you have any suggestions please let me know, and I’ll try my best to do a blog post about it.

My Instagram is Thewhiterose.ela if you do want to check it out ❤

Thank you for reading and see you in my next post (coming sooner than you think).

With Love,

Ela x.

My Favourite The Balm Eyeshadow Products…

Hello Beautiful People…

It feels like ages since I last made a blog post (only 5 days… but still I’m not use to not writing). Before I get started, I want to apologise for not being active, so to make it up I’ll be posting tomorrow (well today because it’s currently 00:32 am in England). Basically, two posts in one day! If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to… I’ve been very busy, doing shopping for my new house and I have to pack thing up only to unpack them again (yes moving is harder than it looks ) and on top of that I need to pack up for my holiday (which is 11 days away). So yeah its been quite chaotic…

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Anddd…This is how I’ve been dealing with my responsibilities! By procrastinating with the help of some cute Snapchat filters!

Now on to the main focus of this post! Since starting makeup, one of my fave brands to experiment with has been The Balm. I’ll admit the packaging was what caught my eye, it looks very playful and eye catchy. Of course, it caught my eye and buying one product lead to me buying another and then another (you get the idea) the cycle continues. I use their single eyeshadows and palettes most of the time when doing my makeup, especially if I want it to be very bold and out there. So, enough of me rambling and let’s get started.

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The first product is a single eyeshadow which is called the ‘Shady Lady’ in the colour ‘Luscious Lani’. It is a very pretty pink champagne colour. According to The Balm the product is formulated from specially pressed and finely milled pigments. This helps the product to not crease up or have that crumbled effect on the eyelid. It does not have chunks of glitter but has a shimmer to it that makes the eye POP! What I love about it, is that it’s easily buildable and blendable, you have control over the product. Keep in mind that these eyeshadows are meant to glow, I’m not even joking I use it as a highlighter sometimes.

 

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The second product is called ‘Mont Balm’ an ‘Eyeshadow Palette- For Girls On The Run.’ Starting from the top left the colours are, ‘Zermatt’ a shimmery charcoal colour,  one swipe of it is subtle but buildable. ‘Aspen’ a nice medium burgundy colour. ‘Whistler’ a shimmery taupe colour and ‘Cortina’ a neutral cream tone, perfect for a base  shadow. All the shadows except from ‘Cortina’ are shimmery and give a metallic effect. Whereas ‘Cortina’ is a matte colour. What I love about this palette is that it is perfect for throwing it in your bag and creating either a neutral or dramatic look.  Perfect for day time and night-time. It is also a nice gift for a special person who (like us) adores makeup.

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This third product has a special place in my heart as it was my first ever The Balm palette and trust me I hyped over it so much that I couldn’t put it away for the first couple of days…It was always in my hand and you get the idea, I was obsessed. This one’s called the ‘NUDE’tude‘ eyeshadow palette. It is formed of 12 eyeshadows both matte and shimmery. And no they’re are not all nude, which is what I love about it! We have some dark colours such as black, burgundy and dark brown. As well as a light brown, pink and white, these are all matte colours. We also have some shimmery pinks, nudes and darker tones. So, with this palette you can you can create a variety of looks, whether its neutral, medium or bold. The choice is yours…

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The fourth product is called ‘The Balm Voyage’  and boy do you become a voyager (okay! that was cheesy) but seriously! Just by looking at the package I feel the need to travel more. The palette includes nine eyeshadows that you can use dry or wet (longer lasting results when used wet), a bronzer, highlighter, two blushes and two lip and cheek creams (woah, I feel out of breath typing all that). In the photo below you will not see the lip and cheek creams as I actually don’t like them, so I wanted to focus on the main eyeshadows. But I have to admit the highlighter and bronzer look amazing on the skin.  My favourite look with this palette is… Using the ‘Tervetuloa’ for the crease and either ‘Bienvenue’ or ‘Benvenuto’ as the main lid colour, adding some highlighter on my brow bone and inner corner of my eye a swipe of mascara and Bonjour to the new look. I told you the palette does make you want to explore…  All the colours are pigmented so even though they look small a little bit goes a long way! Plus the palette is compact and useful to carry for those journeys where you don’t want to take a big make up bag filled with wonderful yet heavy makeup products.

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The last product is my favourite! Now I can’t remember when matte eyeshadows became very popular but when it did this palette was also becoming popular. This palette is called ‘Meet Matt(e) Nude’ I actually thought Matt was a real person. I know, moving on… If you were thinking the previous shadows looked small well this one is for you then! As these pans are large, like, this palette has lasted me a long time, which is amazing as I love them so much! As you can see they are everyday shades hence the name nude and they’re all matte so perfect for neutral toned makeup looks. What I love about this is like the others they are all pigmented even ‘Matt Malloy’ is true to its colour on the palette and on the skin. I like mixing these colours with my other palettes for example I love using ‘Matt Garcia’ for my crease and lower lash line and ‘Luscious Lani’ as my lid colour and inner corners. Mix and match people!! It gives you a choice of various colours to experiment and create different looks with, so I do believe that you get what you pay for. Trust me, this palette is worth it!!unnamed-7

 

Andddd that is it for this post guys! I hope you enjoyed it, if you have questions, suggestions or opinions do comment. If you want to see more of these reviews (which are NOT sponsored) like this post! As usual thank you for reading and following, and see you in my next post which will be up later today… My followers are from all around the world so I can’t keep up with the different time zones LOL! I’m sorry.

Stay happy my lovelies…

With Love,

Ela x.

 

Mystery Blogger Award

Hello Beautiful People,

Today’s blog post is very special to me! Why? Because since being a part of this community not only did I have the opportunity to share with you what I love but I also had the chance meet sweet and amazing bloggers. One of those amazing bloggers nominated me for the ‘Mystery Blogger Award’ so I want to say a big thank you to femmerewritten for nominating me! Make sure you check her blog out and show some love…


OkotoEnigma created the ‘Mystery Award Blogger’.  The purpose of the ‘Mystery Award Blogger’ as Okoto states is,

“… An award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.”

             – Okoto Enigma


The Rules:

The rules for this award are as follows:

  1. Put the award logo or image on your blog
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog in your post.
  3. Name the creator of the award and link their blog.
  4. List the rules.
  5. Answer your nominator’s questions.
  6. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  7. Nominate 10-20 people.
  8. Ask your nominees 5 original questions of your choice.
  9. Share links to your best blog posts.
  10. Notify each of your nominees by commenting on their blog.

My nominator, femmerewritten, asks:

-What made you start your blog, and what makes you stay? 

Inspiration and courage. Two simple words. Yet they have such importance to me. I was inspired by all the bloggers and vloggers that I saw on Youtube and Instagram. I clicked on so many links, read so many blog posts and said to myself, ” One day, I want to do this, to be able to write about what I love and share this with people who also love it…” That one day never came… I use to put it behind, not feel confident in my abilities and felt that I wouldn’t be creative enough.  Then I came across, Les Brown, an American author and motivational speaker, he says,

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” 

-Les Brown

These words gave me the courage to take action, face my fears and that is how I created, ‘TheWhiteRose’. As for what makes me stay, the answer is YOU. My followers are the reason why I want to write. You don’t see the big cheesy smile I have when you, follow, comment or like. It means so much to me… And it gives me the courage and strive to create content that you all like and find useful. The more I write, the more I enjoy…

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This was when I was at Hyde Park, London.

 

-If you had to write about one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?

Hmmm… I love writing about various things but if I had to pick one it would have to be, makeup. I love makeup and there are so many products out there, that I could, experiment and write about…

-Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Everything… Literally…I mean it! We are surrounded by technology so much that it is hard to miss all those motivating, inspiring and creative, posts about travelling, lifestyle, makeup, fashion and so much more. For example, my post about ‘What’s In My Bag?’ was inspired by Youtubers that made videos about their; uni bags, gym bags, travel bags and it made me want to write about mine. Inspiration for me is everything and everywhere…

Where is your favourite place to write?

I enjoy writing in my conservatory during days where its cold or rainy and outside in my garden during the warmer weather. I’m in the conservatory right now because it is now 23:11 pm in England and I don’t enjoy being out in the dark. I  also really like the sounds of birds chirping it helps me focus… I love writing in Cafe’s too, the atmosphere is upbeat and productive.

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Accompanied by some colourful and delicious macarons!

-If you could be anywhere in the world, doing anything, with anyone, where would you be, what would you be doing, and who would you be doing it with?

Easy. In Santa Monica. At the Pacific Park, walking by the beach, swimming, sunbathing and getting on the Ferris Wheel with my two close friends…


Three things about myself:

  1.  I love writing…Obviously but not just for my blog, I write my own books and soon they’ll be on Wattpad for you lovelies who are interested to read…
  2. I love puppies and dogs… I adore them so much. I always wanted one but my mum is scared of them. I’m not joking, she left three year old me and while she was running for her life I was walking to my death. Literally. I was walking on the road and the dog’s owner chased after me, grabbed me then chased after his dog who was chasing after my mum. I know hectic. How do I know this? Well the dog’s owner was also the previous home owners. The story was mentioned loads…

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    This cutie (her name is Daisy) was our guest while her owners took a little trip.
  3. My star sign is Pisces and boyyy am I emotional… I remember crying when     Moana’s grandmother passed away… *Starts singing- How Far I’ll Go* 

My Nominees:

I have listed 10 bloggers that I feel have amazing content. Who are inspiring, motivating and who deserve recognition… Congratulations guys!

1. Lianadesu
2. Alyssa Claire
3. ThePearlyLife
4. Stylebychia
5. bellezzacorner
6. Myliron
7. bellainizio
8. topictrends
9. thelostgraduate
10. findthebeauty


My five questions for the nominees:

  1. What do you love about blogging?
  2. What is your favourite quote?
  3. What makes you happy?
  4. Which blogger would you love to meet in real life?
  5. What accomplishment are you most proud of?

My Fave Posts are linked below check them out!

My Current Drugstore Makeup Favourites…
What’s In My Bag?
My Current Skin Care Routine…


 

I would like to thank femmerewritten again, as this is my first nomination, it is very special…

Thank you for reading and a big congratulations to the nominees, I cannot wait to read your posts…

Until next time, stay beautiful, happy and positive,

Ela x.

 

My Current Drugstore Makeup Favourites…

Hello Beautiful People,

As mentioned in my previous post, today I will be talking to you about the alternative, (more affordable!) products that are also my favourites during summer!

  1.  Garnier Skin Naturals BB Cream: This product not only hydrates the face but also makes the skin appear radiant. It doesn’t provide a high coverage but will reduce the appearance of redness and blemishes. It feels very lightweight and blends really well with the skin.  This products costs £9.99.
  2.  If you prefer to use a foundation I have two to offer. The first one is REVLON COLORSTAY MAKEUP foundation.  This foundation has a buildable formula, depending on the type of look you’re going for, whether its daytime or night-time.  It provides an even coverage which results in the skin looking natural and healthy.  I don’t like foundations that feel heavy on the skin, and as it is summer I recommend the Revlon foundation as this one also feels lightweight. This product costs £12.99.
  3. The second foundation is RIMMEL WAKE ME UP foundation. Now before I begin, I wanted to let you guys know that I bought this foundation when I was tanned, thats why it is a different shade to the Revlon one, ( I had to clarify).  I love using this foundation during breezy summer days. Why? Because it makes the skin glow and when I mean glow, I mean GLOW! Don’t worry I don’t mean like a highlighter but it instantly removes the tiredness and provides a radiant, healthy looking skin. So, if you do want to go for a dewy and glowy look then do try out the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation. This product costs £8.99.
  4.  The only drugstore concealer I use is the , Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer. I apply this directly under the eye and it really helps with under eye circles. Not only does it remove the darkness under the eye but it also brightens it. That is what I love about it, it instantly makes me look more awake. I also use this product on any other dark spots or blemishes across my face as it does provide a high coverage. This product costs £8.99.
  5.  For my eyebrows I use the KIKO MILANO PRECISION EYEBROW Pencil.  I need to sharpen mine but the shape of the tip allows you to achieve a more defined looking eyebrow. I also draw some hairs on my eyebrow to make it look more thick and I find it easy to do with this product as it says in the name it is very precise and enables you to have full control without smudging. It also comes with its own sharpener and separator comb! I bought this product during the sales and it only cost me £4.10.
  6.  I’m sure that you’ve heard about this product as it has become popular within makeup tutorials. It is the NYX Professional Makeup Studio Finishing Powder. This product provides a translucent finish which is amazing as it can be used on all skin tones.  I’ve been using this powder for a while now and honestly from the first use it has left my skin feeling soft and looking silky smooth. I definitely recommend this product! It costs £9.00.
  7. As you may know from my previous post I enjoy using the NARS Orgasm blush, however, it is pricey.  So if you want to go for something cheaper then I suggest you invest in the BOURJOIS Little Round Pot Blusher. This one is in the colour 03 Brun Cuivré. The baked texture provides an easy application and feels light. It has shimmers in it and like the Nars blusher, makes the skin glow and feel amazing! This product costs £7.99.
  8.  As for bronzer I use the REVOLUTION ULTRA BRONZE. This bronzer is buildable and easily blendable which allows you to create any look you want whether it is subtle or dramatic. It adds colour to the face and gives a matte finish. It is ONLY…£3.00.
  9.  This next product is called REVOLUTION ULTRA CONTOUR PALETTE. This palette comes with various shades for contouring and sculpting. So I’ll leave the experimenting to you. The palette also comes with two baked highlighters that illuminate the cheekbones. A TIP: You can use this as a eyeshadow palette. Add the brown shade to your crease and the highlighter to your eyelid and brow bone, apply some mascara and you are ready to go!
  10.  The next two products are lipsticks. The first one is L’OREAL PARIS COLOR RICHE LIPSTICK in the shade 633. This lipstick is very pigmented and it leaves the lips feeling soft and moisturised. This product costs £6.99.
  11. The second lipstick is a RIMMEL MOISTURE RENEW LIPSTICK in the shade Notting Hill Nude. As it says in the name this lipstick is very hydrating, it is easy to apply and is a perfect shade of nude! It costs £6.49.
  12. The last product is a REVLON PHOTOREADY 3D VOLUME MASCARA. This mascara separates your eyelashes and gives you big voluptuous lashes. I love this one as it doesn’t clump or look too thick. Its natural and perfect for a daytime look…

Guysss… I literally took the hallway mirror down as a background for the makeup products… My mum thought I was polishing the mirror *laughing so hard* like who would do that out of nowhere. Definitely not me!

Below you’ll find the photos of each product. I didn’t add any filters so you can see the true colour and form of the product. Thank you for, reading this, giving likes and comments on my previous posts… It means the world to me and being able to share the things I love with you makes me happy!! I would love for you to check out and follow my Instagram, I just opened a Facebook account for this blog so if you like what I share, follow me on there.

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Hope you have a lovely week and see you in my next post. Stay beautiful and positive!

With Love

Ela xo

My Current Make Up Favourites…

Hello Beautiful People,

In this post I want to talk about the make up products I currently use and in love with. I don’t know about other places but for the past couple of days in England the weather has been so hot that I’ve been going make up free and it feels amazing. So, before I talk about the products I just want to say, always love your skin and be confident with being bare-faced! Trust me, that is the real beauty… But on days you do want to dress up and make up here are some products that I recommend especially for the summer…

  1. L’ORÉAL PARIS: Age Perfect Extraordinary Facial Oil- After putting on a moisturizer of your choice and letting that sink in to your face, I advise you to put 2-3 drops of face oil. Now the one I use is for skin that is ageing, however since I’ve been using it I haven’t encountered any side affects. In fact my skin has been smoother and softer. It is also a perfect base to apply your tinted moisturiser or foundation smoothly.
  2.  Benefit: Stay Don’t Stray- This product is a stay-put primer for concealers & eyeshadows. What I love about this product is that it can easily blend and when applying make up on top of it, the eyeshadow and eyeliner does not crease up and it lasts for a long time without smudging. Also, when using this product I really love how it brightens up my under eyes, I don’t feel the need to put a concealer on top of it. Definitely a must for the summer!
  3.  For my face I use both, a tinted moisturizer and a foundation, I usually alternate between them. This usually depends on what I’m doing on the day and definitely the weather.  If I want something light I prefer to use CAUDALÍE: Radiance Tinted Moisturizer. I apply this product either by using a beauty blender or my fingers. What I love about it is that it feels like a second skin. It doesn’t feel heavy or cakey instead it looks natural and ofcourse hydrates the face. Also it has SPF20 which is a plus, especially during the sunny days. During days that I want good coverage I choose to use LANCÔME: TEINT IDOLE ULTRA WEAR. Like the tinted moisturiser the Lancôme foundation also feels lightweight and natural, it has SPF15 and is last longing. A plus side to this product is that it says intact for long as it is smudge proof and transfer free.
  4. I normally experiment with my eye make up. I love a defined crease, but lately I’ve been getting really lazy with it so the MAC: Mineralize Eye Shadow (DUO) is a really good alternative, it makes it look like you have put effort in your makeup and is really, really and I mean really pretty.  The one I use is in the colour ‘Love Connection’ its a pale beige with gold and blue veining. The baked formula is lightweight and easy to apply.
  5. The next product I want to talk about is No7: Stay Perfect Liquid Eyeliner. Now it took a lot of practice to get the hang of eyeliner and I used a range of eyeliners from pencil, pen and gel and I can say that the ones I used so far haven’t been satisfying. Especially the pen eyeliners, they always dry out and run out within a week of use which is very disappointing. As for the gel ones, (I guess I’m not good at them) they just get too clumpy and hard to move around, for me gel ones feel too thick. But the No7 has a nicely defined tip that is not too thin or thick. It’s very flexible so it easily moves around and enables me to create a precise line. It also dries quick and doesn’t smudge. Ela approved!!
  6. For my eyebrows, I use the Mac: Veluxe Brow Liner in the colour Taupe. This crayon like pencil is sheer but you can easily build it up.  It has a matte finish that looks velvety and comes with a spoolie, so you can brush through your eyebrows and make them look well groomed.
  7. As a mascara my go to product is Benefit: They’re Real! The brush is specially designed to seperate your eyelashes, which I love because it doesn’t clump my lashes plus it is very volumising. Who doesn’t love that?
  8. I’m getting there guys only three more products left! This item is a bronzer it only comes in one colour and matches most skin tones its The Balm: Bahama Mama. This product gives you a sun-kissed look which is very flattering. It is easy to blend and looks natural on top of your make up. This product also can be used as a contour powder and can give you a very defined look. A tip: you can use this product as a eyeshadow- tap your blending brush into the bronzer and swipe it across the crease of your eyelid. See perfect!
  9.  I sometimes add a blush to my make up routine but only on days when I want that extra glow! For this I use the NARS: Orgasm. This is a ‘peachy pink with golden shimmer’ this product is described by many bloggers as a shade that matches every skin tone, you can put a tiny bit on to give you a hint of shine or build it up for a more dramatic effect. As with many other products NARS: Orgasm is easy to blend and looks amazing on the skin.
  10. Last but not least, I want to talk about a lip product. For most days I go without a lip product or just apply a lip balm but for days when I want to put in the effort I use YSL: Rouge Volupté Shine in the colour ‘Ultimate Beige’.  This product glides on your lips and makes it feel hydrated and soft. It is very comfortable to use and looks natural.

So here are the products that I recommend you to try out. Now I know some of them are on the high end of the spectrum so keeping this in mind, I will make a post on the alternatives for these products. I want all you make up lovers to benefit from my advice and products. The alternatives are also products that I have used and still use. For now thank you for reading another post, I really appreciate you taking the time to read it. I hope you have a lovely week and see you in my next post…

Ela xo