Summer Scents

I don’t know about all of you but I love nothing more than smelling a sweet scent and having it transport me back to happy times. I have a certain perfume that every I spray it, I’m immediately reminded of my beautiful holiday in Greece. Same goes for my Victoria’s Secret scent, I dream of waking up in NYC with gorgeous view of the city from my window.

  
Scents are also a very personal part of a woman in my opinion. I think you can learn a lot about someone from what perfume they wear. I personally prefer something light with a fresh but not too fruity scent. I love clean, air like perfumes that have a long last power and leave you feeling sweet.

Inis: Energy of the Sea:

This is my absolute favourite and my signature scent that I wear everyday. I first discovered it about five years ago when I was down in Co. Kerry. It is an Irish made perfume and smells incredibly fresh. The perfume embodies the coolness, clarity and purity of the sea, it’s just so easy to wear and it doesn’t give you a headache. It lasts throughout the day but I always find myself spraying lots of it because I just can’t get enough.

  
Victoria’s Secret: Bombshell

Everyone owns a VS perfume, it’s a cult product and one that makes you feel perfectly angelic. Their scents are quite seductive smelling and screams woman empowerment. I also have Tease but I definitely prefer Bombshell as it is a tad more sweeter with beautiful fruits elements such as purple passion fruit, vanilla orchid and Shangri-la peony throughout it. I would wear it mainly on nights out for cocktails or on that rare occasion, clubbing! It is the perfect scent for those of you who are girly and love something sweet like candy.

  D&G: The One: 

This Dolce and Gabbana scent is by far the most feminine smelling. It is most definitely the ultimate ladylike perfume and an absolute joy to wear. I keep The One’  for my more special occasions such as weddings, formals or events. I don’t use it everyday as I like to keep it and wear it as a treat. I always think of Old Hollywood greats when it comes to this brand like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn or Natalie Wood. The fragrance features top notes of mandarin and peach that is blended beautifully with jasmine, vanilla, amber and musk.

  
Alien: Eau Extraordinaire:
I have to admit, I’m not a massive fan of Alien as they’re too strong for me. Don’t get me wrong, they smell great and I’m envious of those who can wear it but I’m often left with a terrible migraine as they’re just too strong for me. I have however grown to like the Summer edition as it is that little bit lighter. I tend to wear this one more when I’m travelling as it has a pretty intense lasting power. I used it particularly when I was taking any long haul flights. When I arrived I could still smell the scent which is important as travelling for hours on end makes me feel stuffy.

 
I also adore Issey Miyake, Chloé and D&G No.3 but I’m out of those at the moment so I’ll be sure to feature those beauties another time. I’d love to know what scents you all love, are there any you would recommend?

Nx

Boston ♥

Just a very quick post so I can upload a few images of my trip to Boston. I’m still here and I’m loving every minute of it. I’m heading down to New York this weekend for a few days. Beyond excited!!! ♥

If you follow my Instagram account, you will probably have seen my photos so far. For those of you who are new to my blog, feel free to have a nosey and follow me if you like. 😉

Hope you’re all having a fab week! 😉

Nx

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Camillus Couture – Fashion Illustrator

During the week, I was contacted by Camillus Couture, an Irish fashion illustrator and designer. Based in London, Camillus is known for his quirky cupcake bag designs and hand drawn fashion illustrations. 

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Fashion illustrations are one of my favourite types of art. There is something quite personal about them. I love the combination of colours mixed with the ink of a pen. I’ve featured previous fashion illustrations on my blog before (you can read it here).

Camillus’ portfolio includes many high end fashion magazines, designers and of course, supermodels. Today I’m going to share his fabulous Hermes, Linda Evangelista, Victoria’s Secret, Vogue Paris, Chanel, and classic Vogue.

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His A4 illustrations are priced at £35, and can be purchased online: Camillus Couture

If you’re an Instagram addict like myself then check out Camillus’ account (camilluscouture) for more information. Naomi Campbell, Gisele, Selita Ebanks, and Coco Rocha have liked and commented in his work. If it’s good enough for them, then it’s definitely good enough for me! 😉

Happy Friday ♥

Nx