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He Said, She Said : The One About 4 Different Perfumes

perfumes review

There are 10 days till Christmas!  Has the panic kicked in yet?  Have you bought all your Christmas shopping?  If not, are you thinking of buying perfume for anyone?  Or are you wanting a new perfume for Christmas?  If yes, then you might find this perfume review somewhat useful…

I was lucky enough to receive 4 different perfumes in the mail throughout the year, but it’s only been now that I have been able to handle perfumes as I was averse to a lot of scents earlier in the pregnancy.

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to enlist the help of my husband to help me review these perfumes as everyone has different taste in scents…

Vera Wang Princess Revolution

vera wang princess revolution

They said :  This is for the confident, edgy and rebellious who has found the perfect balance of rock and romance.

He said :  Oh it’s Vera Wang – isn’t she a designer who makes wedding clothes?  { wedding dresses, duhhh! }  This is nice.  It’s not overpowering.

She said :  Look, you can wear the crown as a ring as well as the band ring!!  The bottle design is also funky and edgy; very appealing to young girls.  It smells like watermelon and very fresh.  I do like it a lot!

CK One Gold

ck one gold

They said : The new aroma for her and for him, coming out mid-2016, is a modern interpretation of the iconic fragrance conveying the message: “Be brave. Stand out from the crowd. Everything you touch exudes gold. ”

He said :  I liked the original CK One when I was younger…but this one is a maybe.  Maybe I would wear it?  Maybe not.

She said :  This is my favourite bottle design out of the 4.  Oh, it smells quite woody and sweet.  I think this would smell good on you.  Wear it!

Beyonce Heat Seduction

beyonce heat seduction perfume

They said :  A sensual, intoxicating and irresistible fragrance of exotic fruits, hypnotic flowers and carnal amber and resins.

He said :  Beyonce has a perfume?!  This smells…oh…I don’t like it.  It smells like…talcum powder.  It DOES smell like talcum powder.  Just no.

She said :  It smells like vanilla to me.  And I guess I won’t be wearing it if I want to turn on the heat and seduce you since you don’t like it at all!!

Chloe My Little Roses De Chloe

my little roses de chloe perfume

They said : Gentle and graceful, the fragrance tries to capture a walk down the Parisian rose gardens.

He said :  This smells like lychee!  This is my second favourite after Vera.

She said :  I LOVE THIS!!!  The bottle is super cuuuute!!!  It smells like roses, very feminine and classic – but not like a granny or overpoweringly floral.  This is my favourite.  I’m gonna wear this every day!!!

It was super fun doing this perfume review together and interesting to see how my husband reacted to different scents.

Have you tried any of these perfumes?  What do you think of them?  And what is your current fave scent?

Disclosure :  Thanks to Coty PR for sending these perfumes for review.

Bioderma Sensibio Lait, Tonique & BB Cream

I love everything French…French accents…French fries…French kissing…French skincare!

Bioderma, one of my French skincare faves, recently sent me 3 new products from the Bioderma Sensibio range – Lait, Tonique and BB Cream.

Bioderma Sensibio Lait is a cleansing milk which removes makeup and gunk from your face without having to rinse it off.  It’s so easy to use because you just squish some on a cotton pad and wipe away.  It’s really gentle – it did not sting my eyes at all and my skin feels soft after using it.

Sometimes when I’m NOT feeling lazy, I will apply this cleanser directly to my face, massage it in and then rinse it off with a face cloth.

Just quietly, I prefer Bioderma Sensibio Lait to the infamous, makeup artist fave, H20 Micelle Solution!!  Shhh!!!

Now I’m not usually a toner kinda gal because I’m super lazy but when I did NOT use the Bioderma Sensibio Tonique, I noticed a difference in texture to my skin…it was NOT as smooth and silky as when I used it.

Again, you can apply this to skin with a cotton pad soaked in solution.  It’s only another minute (or two tops) onto your skincare routine, but I would highly recommend Bioderma Sensibio Tonique.  It’s just got that je ne said quoi which makes serums and moisturisers sink in better after using it.

And last but not least, Bioderma Sensibio AR BB Cream.  The AR stands for anti-redness.  For a newborn mama who looks constantly tired but has no time to put on everyday makeup, this is the perfect fuss-free solution.  It is easy to slap some on in the mornings and it provides light coverage, just to subtly even out my skintone and make me look “tired” instead of “VERY tired”.

I also appreciate the fact that it contains SPF 30 even though I wear daily sunscreen.  Every extra SPF layer helps, right?

In the unedited selfie below, I’m wearing only the Bioderma BB cream, ColourPop brow pencil and pink lippy.  This was taken before I gave birth so I don’t look as tired as I do now!

Now that I’ve given birth, I am still using these 3 Bioderma products daily because my skin loves all 3 of them – easy and effective skincare!

What Bioderma Sensibio products have you tried and liked?

Disclosure : Thanks to Bioderma PR for introducing me to these awesome products.  All opinions are, as usual, my own.

New Additions To The Real Techniques Range

real techniques new additions to Australia

As I mentioned from an earlier post where I met the Pixiwoo sisters, here are the 3 new additions to the Real Techniques range :-

  • Miracle Sculpting Sponge RRP $16.99
  • Ultimate Base Set RRP $45
  • Miracle Mine Eraser Sponges RRP $16.99

You can buy Real Techniques at Priceline* BTW.

Miracle Sculpting Sponge

real techniques miracle sculpting sponge

This is a 6-surfaced sponge designed for highlighting (using the small side) and contouring (using the large side).

For everyday busy women and mamas out there, who has time to highlight and contour in the mornings??  Definitely NOT me.

I did find the large flat side useful for applying and blending out blush though when I ran out of clean blusher brushes.

And I can see how this Miracle Sculpting Sponge would be useful for those women out there who have time and skills to highlight and contour.

Ultimate Base Set

So this set contains 3 goodies and one dud.

The 2 makeup brushes are great with super soft bristles.  The Expert Face Brush is great for applying and buffing liquid foundation.  The Deluxe Concealer Brush is obviously meant for using with concealer – but I actually like to use it to apply eyeshadow because the dense brush picks up a lot of pigment.

real techniques miracle complexion sponges


I’m already a major fan of the Miracle Complexion Sponge – which is the NUMBER ONE SELLING PRODUCT IN PRICELINE!!!  That’s a photo of the duo pack of sponges** – I bought these when they were on sale as a backup.  I like to use this sponge in its damp state for applying liquid foundation or BB cream because it somehow makes my skin look more dewy than when I just use my fingers.  It’s also great for blending in concealer under my eyes too.

real techniques ultimate base set

As for the dud… it’s the Exclusive Mirror To-Go Case…which I assumed would fit both brushes but it didn’t….and I just don’t see the point in it really.  Sorry!  >_<

Miracle Mini Eraser Sponge

This cute little purple sponge comes in a pack of two.  The sponge is dinky and used damp for blending away harsh lines and dry to sweep away makeup mistakes.

I like the idea of it but I have to admit that I didn’t reach out for it as much as I thought I would as I am so accustomed to using my fingers / cotton bud / makeup wipe when I make a makeup boo.

real techniques miracle mini eraser sponge

Instead, I think these Miracle Mini Eraser Sponges are a perfect gift if you have little mini-me’s who love to play with their mummy’s makeup!

Clearly, my beauty blogging genes have passed onto Little Miss B!

real techniques new ultimate base set

Disclosure :  Thanks again to 360 PR for inviting me to the event and gifting me this goodie bag.

* denotes an affiliate link which means you pay nothing extra if you buy anything via my link, but I do get a small commission

** I bought this duo pack of sponges, liked it and wanted to blog about it.  You can call me Disclosure Queen 😛

*** Also, if you’re wondering why I’ve started blogging about beauty stuff on this blog, then read here