Marc Jacobs Daisy on a budget

Saturday, 30 August 2014

I have always loved Marc Jacobs fragrances, however the price tag can sometimes be slightly off putting. Primark is the last place I would usually go to when in search of a new perfume, however after stumbling upon their new range in the make up section, I decided to give them a go. As soon as I sprayed this one, I knew that it was coming home with me.
I am absolutely terrible at describing perfumes, so here is how Primark describe it: "Innocent daisy and sweet lily of the valley combine deliciously with a mouth watering crush of green apples and juicy pear"
It is extremely similar to the original Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume, however it is only £2 in comparison to Marc Jacobs' eye wateringly expensive price tag of £50. Even the design of the packaging is very close to MJs perfumes. The box this perfume comes in reminds me a lot of the packaging for Dot (it does actually have yellow dots on the side, it just can't be seen on the picture). It also has a great staying power, I have found that it stays for at least 4-5 hours before I need to think about topping up.
I chose to go for the roller-ball over the bottle purely so that I can throw it in my school bag without taking up valuable textbook space. It is also makeup bag friendly as when out of the box it takes up next to no space.
If floral perfumes aren't really your thing, Primark are selling at least 4 or 5 other perfumes, so if this one doesn't suit your fancy, I'm sure there will be one there that does. 
▪Lily Mint▪


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

left to right: Clean&Clear face scrub, Garnier Moisture Match, Nivea Night Cream, Simple Face Mask, Yes To Cucumbers Cleanser, Simple Spot Zapper and Simple Eye Roll-on.
 After having a month off from blogging I am back and will hopefully be getting a couple of posts up a week! Today I decided it was time I shared my skincare routine with you, especially considering nothing skincare related has ever been on my blog.
When I wake up I like to head straight to bathroom and wash my face to wake myself up (especially when it's school). I start with the Simple Revitalising Eye Roll On which has a metal roller ball applicator which is very cooling underneath the eyes and tends to wake you up even before the product has come out. The actual product is very refreshing and also feels very hydrating. I then move on to my Clean and Clear Skin Energising Daily Facial Scrub. I have really sensitive skin, so normally I steer away from face scrubs as they tend to irritate my skin, however this one is very gentle on the skin. It contains mini 'beads' which exfoliate without being too harsh. I then finish off with my Garnier Moisture Match in Normal to Dry Skin. This is just a very lightweight moisturiser which keeps my skin feeling hydrated for the rest of the day.
After I have removed my makeup (usually with Nivea makeup wipes) I wash my face with my Yes To Cucumbers Daily Gel Cleanser. I am a really big fan of this cleanser, it cleans my skin well without irritating it or drying it out. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and is very soothing. Once a week I like to then use the Simple Deep Cleansing Face Mask. This mask helps clear my skin when I have a bit of a breakout, and is really handy to do just before bed as it only needs to be left on for three minutes. After that I apply my Simple Rapid Action Spot Zapper to any blemishes that I have which helps to dry them out. Finally I then apply my Nivea Rich Regenerating Night Cream. This has to be my favourite product in my skincare routine at the moment. It leaves my skin feeling really soft and keeps it looking healthy and dewy.
Lily Mint xx