Summer Must-Have: Givenchy Miniatures Collection

I am not sure about you but whenever Summer strikes, my perfume likings hike and I feel I want to own every single one I come across in every departmental store. Not a very kind thought for my wallet though is it? Especially when brands like Givenchy do some fabulous scents that you simply cannot resist. Comes in, Givenchy Miniatures Collection with a travel sized version of their best selling scents cobbled together neatly in a set. Of course it would make a fabulous gift for a perfume collector or even a lovely bridesmaid present as the peak wedding season is here but personally, I'd say savour it all for yourself! 

A great way for a scent rookie to try out a whopping five from a designer brand like Givenchy without having to fork out much at all. It's a fabulous way to decide which one you'd want to invest in as your signature perfume for Summer. I quite like the way the gift set comes packaged quite beautifully. If I were to give it as a present, it wouldn't need any gift wrapping at all. Always a plus point for lazy peeps like me who would rather want to rely on great packaging. For £23.50, Givenchy Miniatures Collection by Click Fragrance is good value for money as it appears substantial and worth every penny spent. 

The miniature perfume bottles are absolutely adorable and look uber cute. They are made well and don't look tacky like other miniature perfume bottles I've come across from other brands. In particular, I am impressed with the bottles of Eau Demoiselle Eau Florale and Dahlia Noir which are cute enough to melt any shopaholic's heart. These can be a collectors item as I definitely do not plan to get rid of them once I've done using them. 

Also, co-incidentally, Eau Demoiselle Eau Florale and Dahlia Noir are also my favourite of the lot when it comes to the scent itself. Dahlia Noir is grown up, smoky, mysterious and elegant. Whereas Eau Demoiselle Eau Florale is a complete contrast with it being subtle, floral, lightly sweet and ladylike. Dahlia Noir is something I would reserve for the evenings quite easily and the other is perfect to dab on generously during daytime for something chic and light. 

Very Irresistible and it's Electric Rose version are great as well with both being perky, fresh, energetic and upbeat with hardly much variation between the notes in my opinion. Perfect if you like fun and refreshing scents for Summer which are easy to like and wear. Ange Ou Demon Le Secret is floral, woody and warm, quite a unique one from the lot with hints of lemon and tea shot through it. I feel I'm going to love this one come Autumn. 

Overall, Givenchy Miniatures Collection is great value for money, every fragrance lovers delight and most importantly, something any one would love to receive as a present. 


Top Models of 2014 Who Rock The Social Media

Celebrities and Social Media go hand in hand these days, with each complementing the other quite amazingly. There have been quite a few instances when a particular celebrity has posted something on tumblr and hiked the platforms popularity by leaps and bounds. And there have been those occasions when a handful of celebrities have found fame due to certain social media platforms. Hence it’s an interesting relationship between the two. Few weeks ago, UKModels published an infographic about top models in social media and having worked in social media for a few years now, I personally found it quite interesting.

Of course it helps that I am also obsessed with the models, making the information all the more interesting. Tyra Banks seems to top the list with more than 6 million Facebook fan following and a whopping 11.3 million Twitter followers. With her uber popular show America’s Next Top Model coming back for a runin August, it’s not surprising that the supermodel diva has such a huge online following and is leading the pack. Her twitter is really interesting as unlike many Hollywood celebs, it doesn’t seem run by a PR intern but rather typed straight from her phone. With no-makeupselfies to inspiring quotes, the lady is every bit of fun to follow.

Adriana Lima is second on the list according to UKModels with an impressive 5.4 million Facebook fans and it’s no surprise considering the Brazilian beauty has been in the glamour world since almost a decade now and has been working with huge brands such as Victoria’s Secret and Maybelline. Her short, realistic tweets (mostly in Portuguese), posting promotional videos for unreleased campaigns and high fashion shots are quite a hit on both Facebook and Twitter amidst fans.

Their research also found Heidi Klum to be one of the models dominating social media platforms and why wouldn’t she? At 41, the blonde beauty is what every mom inspires to look like at that age. A popular television host and established model, it’s fun to have a peek into the supermodels life as she posts magazine covers of her from the past, holiday photos with her children and images of her svelte figure giving fans the much needed fitness inspiration.

Next in the line is model Gisele Bundchen, recently in the news for her day wage of £75,000 revealed, not shocking us at all to find out her 1.8M twitter followers and more than 4 million Facebook fans. On the whole, the list found by UKModels is quite predictable seeing the popularity and fame of these models amidst their loyal fan following.

Social Media has become quite a handy tool when it comes to keeping a close eye on the lives of these celebrities, especially if you aspire to become a model someday in the future. Unlike scripted reality television and PR written interviews, social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook provide an uncut version of these models lives which was never possible before. Updated by them, it’s almost like a direct connection between them and the fans and something that should grow with time as the years pass by.

Heel Chemistry Heel Hydration Complex

With building work going on at my home since the last few weeks, all that dusty floors, dry air and grubby floors have had a toll on my feet. They feel extremely dehydrated, chapped, flaky and lack-lustre. The problem is that it's Summer now which equals sandals, boots and flats exposing more bare skin. 

I personally cannot be bothered to research in and invest into foot creams. They are least glamorous to buy on my shopping list and there's simply nothing that got me interested in them. Unless of course, there came out Heel Chemistry. From the makers of Hand Chemistry, the anti-ageing, superbly hydrating hand cream that we all went gaga over, this beaut has just been released at the perfect time so we all can enjoy party perfect feet in those skin baring, strappy gladiators or even flip flops at the beach. 

I believe the formula of this is pretty much the same as Hand Chemistry, just marketed a little differently for use on the feet. Scientific part aside, the formula for me is simply super effective, almost a guaranteed skincare gem to fall back on when you want to treat the flakiest of feet. It fills in lines, replenishes moisture, gets rid of chapped bits (with the help of an exfoliator) and coats feet in a veil of nourishment and protection for hours. 

It also helps a bit with plumping the skin on the feet for those obsessed with anti-ageing and smooth skin. Slap on lightly during the day and strut around in cotton socks to preserve the moisture and prevent disturbing the process. Or like me, coat a generous layer on at night time and let it work it's magic whilst you snooze.