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While summer is waving goodbye to us, the strong sun is still out there. I haven’t been completely aware of how damaging sun rays can be for both my skin and hair, until the beginning of the season, when I started reading even more about the subject. While protecting my skin from the bad guy literally means using an SPF moisturiser every morning, when it comes to my hair, I discovered this routine that leaves my hair super smooth and protected. In today’s post, I’m showing you exactly how I keep my hair shiny & smooth at the end of summer when my hair needs it the most.

Which products should you use?

One of the best things you can do for your hair is to use professional salon products. Sometimes, these can be a little bit more expensive than the average drugstore, but in the long run your hair will definitely look and feel healthier. Have you ever heard of the professional brand ‘milkshake’? Besides their incredible scent (I want a scented candle please), the products leave your hair softer than ever.

I’ve been using the Milk Shake Sun & More range since summer started and when I first washed my hair with the Milk Shake All Over Shampoo, I felt it to become incredibly smooth. I remember feeling quite intrigued, asking myself ‘Why haven’t I used this before?!’.

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How to engage in a healthy hair routine

Well, I’m washing my hair and conditioning with the Milk Shake Sun & More Beauty Mask, twice a week. The mask is nourishing and leaves my hair super smooth. I don’t believe in the idea of not using a hair mask often. I believe that the more you nourish your hair, the healthier it would be. It’s like watering a plant or eating your greens, right? This specific one has organic muru muru and no parabens. No wonder my hair is as healthy as it ever been. Try it for yourself and you won’t believe the changes. The mask is only £8.79 on Notino while the shampoo is £8.69. So, next time you’re running out of shampoo & conditioner, avoid your drugstore and go online. I was pleasantly surprised to see that Notino stocks my favourite hair brand at such an amazing price – way cheaper than what I used to spend on it buying from the beauty salon.

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Keeping your moisture locked in the ends of your hair

Even though my hair is moisturised after washing, it’s quite normal for it to lose some of it after a couple of days. Why? Simply because the sun or atmosphere dries it out. I have such a great policy on keeping my hair moisturised. I apply the Milk Shake Sun& More twice a day regularly, before bed and every morning. At night, I keep my hair in a low ponytail or plat to prevent it from breaking. My next step would be buying silk bedsheets as it will help my hair not break during the night.

You should definitely try to switch to the Milk Shake range as it will definitely improve how your hair will look and feel. I’m really happy with the range and would never go back to drugstore, just for the benefits I’ve seen in my hair’s appearance.

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Thank you so much for reading. Make a great change for your hair today ✨

Pssst! Notino has chosen the best products of 2019 at amazing prices for you to enjoy. I found my favourites in there. Browse your favourites in fragrances, skincare, haircare and makeup. Enjoy!

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello beautiful girls,

Whether you’re going on holiday or not, today I’m going to show you how to transform in a golden Goddess. We’re going to bring the tropical island vibes right to our golden look. Aloha

Creating a golden look can only turn out the way you want it to if you have the right pigmented products. I feel it’s similar to an orange eye look where you’re basically depending on the right shade of orange. Before we go into creating the look, let’s discuss about the products I’ve used and absolutely loved because it’s super important to get this step right since the first time.

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Eyes

For my eyes I have used this beautiful The City Mini Palette in Rooftop Bronzes by Maybelline.  The shades in this are stunning and so pigmented. I applied the base shade all over my lid (orange gold shade below) with a brush (on top of an eye pencil) and used my finger to apply the whiter shade on the corner of my lid.

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Next, I did a smokey eye using the brown colour at the bottom and made sure I blend it very well with the other colours but also with my skin. As expected, the colour is more striking when applied with your fingers, so I totally recommend doing that for the highlights / white shades. You can watch my tutorial on IGTV after you have a look at the products discussed on here.

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I’m a massive fan of cat eyes, so I try to sneak a wing in whenever the look allows for it. The only time that I won’t have it on is when I go for a black smokey eye. In this tutorial, I’m using my favourite liquid eyeliner by Guerlain. It’s totally worth the money because if you’re like me and have oily skin, you want your eyeliner to be high quality and not smudge. I’ve tried loads of liners before and this one is my go to now. It never ever goes wrong and the brush is just perfect for creating lines of different sizes. So at the end, when the eyeshadow is set, just draw your line as shown here to complete the look.

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As always I’m wearing my trusted Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation because I find it to be the best for my oily skin type. Not to mention how beautiful the blush applies on top of it. When it comes to contouring, I have used this Max Factor Creme Bronzer and it gave my makeup that beautiful golden tone. It is here where you’re going to start seeing the look finally coming together. You can check out my IGTV video later to see how I actually applied these products.

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For my blush and highlighter, I went for this gorgeous Makeup Revolution Mini Chocolate palette. It gave my look a beautiful rose gold twist which I really like.

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Oh hi there. I’m not really wearing lipsticks, but I picked a really beautiful and creamy one for this specific makeup look. This Clinique Pop Lipstick in Nude Pop from Notino will also prime your lips and give you a really nice pink colour. It really feels like it’s moisturising the lips, so it’s an amazing win for me (not a fan of drying matt lipsticks in general).

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Want to see it step by step? Have a look at the video tutorial over on my IGTV and let me know where are you planning to wear this Golden Goddess look.

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Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

This post is kindly sponsored by Notino. As always, words and opinions are my own.

Watching the rain dripping on the cafe’s window in June, makes me feel a little bit nostalgic (not that it’s hard for me to get into that mood anyway). Sometimes, I really need to find inspiration in things that surround me in order for me to feel positive, driven, even motivated. Scent does it for me very well. Besides the empowerment ‘power’ perfume gives me, it sets me in a different mood or scenario. Sensual, delicate and (dare to say) feminine, this perfume reveals two sides of me.

The Powerful Me

I’m one of those coffee lovers who love drinking coffee for hours (the same one until it goes cold to the point that it’s undrinkable), so I really need something to distract me from not spending my time wisely. Some days, applying make-up makes me feel more ‘put together’ & ready for action, but other days perfume helps me focus and find my inner strength to get on with it. I’m known for loving strong scents such as oud, bergamot, amber and many interesting others.

Somehow, Aura grew on me over the years. I first smelled it when it launched in an airport; I don’t usually like new scents because most brands want to play it safe lately: same sweet usual scent. With Aura, it was the opposite: love from the first smell. When I first get a perfume, I like to try it out with different outfits, some are made for elegant outfits, some are made for casual ones and some are for both. I believe it’s how you ultimately wear them that makes the real difference. This look says power, ready to be the queen of my own kingdom. The feminine scent really gives me that inner power to come up with a to do list and ace the V marks by the end of the day.

The Elegant Me

Worn in a different circumstance, Aura makes me feel elegant and sexy. I believe you know by now that my name ‘notagirlygal’ does stand for femininity and seductive power, but from the perspective of a powerful woman, not from a ‘sweet angel’ perspective. I need a strong perfume to express myself and feel that the scent can keep up with me. Worn with this beautiful dress, the perfume is the only element that complements the outfit. Dare to wear it!

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Feeling inspired yet?

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The Mugler Aura was launched in 2017, by the Mugler House and it’s currently favourite by various women around the world. Get yours now on Notino and start your journey to more inspiration, motivation and passion for living.

Until next time,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello girls,

Welcome back to my Beauty Series! Today we’re doing something a little bit more different – I’m testing out the raved about Foreo Luna Play Plus brush, does it really work or is it just a too well marketed product? Since all influencers had their hands on it, I couldn’t help, but see for myself if the reviews are being honest or not.

The first thing I’ve noticed about the brush is that its main bristles are really unexpectedly soft. I’m so happy they’re made this way because harsh bristles can leave red marks on my face (as I noticed). So far, so good! If I’m looking to clean my nose area for example with harsher bristles, I’ll use the top part of the brush. It’s an amazing balance.

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Using the brush

It’s super easy to use the brush! You basically apply your cleanser on the wet brush and start cleaning your face throughly at morning & night. The Foreo Luna Play Plus comes with a Foreo cleansing gel, however I still use my own Dermalogica one as I’m under a skincare treatment at the moment. The Foreo gel is actually really good because it’s not drying my skin out and works wonders with the brush. The brush comes in different colours and they’re not coded according to skin type, unlike the other Foreo brushes, so I could get mine in Fuchsia and you can get yours in any fun colour you like (they have a Mint one which is quite unique too).

Does it actually work? 

I’ve been using it for the last three weeks and besides feeling that the brush is really getting deep into my pores and cleanse my skin, I noticed that my skin’s appearance is becoming brighter. Another skincare issue I’m confronting with is unexpected pimples that have no intention to disappear off my face. Somehow (don’t ask me how because it left me a little bit speechless), this brush is drying off my pimples and heals them from outside. Are these sonic cleanser brushes going to help acne prone skin? Thank Universe, YES! For me, the brush works wonders and I’m seriously considering purchasing the bigger version soon.

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Should you buy it?

Depending on what you want to achieve with your cleansing regime; if you’re after deep cleanse and treat spots, then this brush is for you. Fore states that this brush is the affordable, almost the ‘try out version’ of their brushes. The Foreo Luna Play Plus is only £45 on Notino – basically the price of a one time facial, so you can consider this an investment in your skincare routine. If you love it as much as I do, you can always take the splurge on the bigger version! As far as I’m concerned, I actually travelled to France with it because my skincare routine is dependent on it – try it for yourself and you’ll never go back to traditional washing your face.

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Thank you so much for reading and I hope you’ll join the Foreo Club soon.

How do you currently wash your face? Would you consider using a device to clear out your pores? 🙂

Lots of Love,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello there,

Spring is here, I’ve just moved houses and between packing and checking my emails, I could only use the essentials and soon I realised I don’t really need all the products or apps that I have in my phone. Curious to have a little nosey in my current monthly favourites? Let’s discover my ‘swear by’ products this month.

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Chanel Les Beiges Bronzing Blush

There’s nothing more flattering than a glowing but subtle contour – this beautiful bronzer is my go to now. It looks so expensive on; it’s one of the ‘what are you wearing on your cheeks?’ kind of vibe and I’m hooked! The bristle is so soft, it feels like a gentle stroke. Expect lots of selfies of me wearing it (not guilty) this Spring. And ah, I almost forgot about its amazing smell! Try the Chanel Les Beiges Bronzing Blush yourself and tag me on Instagram @notagirlygal. I love your updates!

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Enty App

The newest stylish app that Instagram bloggers are going mad for. Having stylists to comment on your outfit on the-go (Hello! How cool is that?), the app it’s basically a troll free community where everyone can post pictures to receive constructive advice. I find this idea amazing, because the internet nowadays is really spammy. Imaging a dreamy community of happy friends who are there to guide your fashion choices or help out with shopping. I’ve been using the app throughout April at random times of the day, and by that I mean checking it constantly for updates (guilty!) – I love seeing real outfits and the real photos of women who are happy to be guided and interact with one another. As I support women empowerment and stand for women feeling confident with their own style, I have became a brand ambassador for Enty and I’m now a stylist on the app.

Get the Enty App now because you could get my opinion on outfits, styles, fashion trends and everything in between directly from me, but also meet a super friendly community.

Lancôme x Proenza Schouler

Just add colour! This palette is absolutely stunning – a combination between orange / red and blue shades coming in different textures from creamy to extra matt. I’ve been loving the Lancôme x Proenza Schouler Chroma palette since March and been wearing it almost every day. I added a make-up base on my lids (breaking the rules here) every time and the colour lasted all day – and how often does that happen? I have combination to oily skin, so for me, finding a great make-up palette is not such an easy job. Imagine all the Springy looks you can create with one single palette and having it last all day – It’s definitely a winner for me. I’m surprised not so many people know about it and it’s not available everywhere online, but you can find it on Notino.

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Estée Lauder Double Wear

The foundation of foundations. If you heard magic stories about this foundation and its coverage, I can tell you, they are true. Not only does it cover all spots & blemishes, but it also lasts all day long. I initially thought that a foundation with such high coverage must be cakey, right? No way! I might have a a bit of glow around my nose after a full day, but it’s normal for oily skin. I’ve been wearing it since November I think and realised I can’t wear something else now. It might be on the pricy side, but it’s worth it, it’s your face & your health! If you haven’t already, order your Estée Lauder Double Wear now & get ready to meet professional make-up at home 🙂

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Dolce &Gabbana The One

Hands down, the perfume of the month! Image a seductive scent of lily, jasmine, roses, amber & musk that will accompany you through out the day and night. It’s perfect for Spring & Summer because it gives me more positive energy. My can do attitude? Definitely inspired by the uplifting D&G The One (it’s 40% off on Notino now).

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There we go my lovelies, these are my April 2019 favourites! Have a happy Easter Weekend and hope you’ll treat yourself or your loved ones to some of the goodies I love at the moment, this Easter. Now, I’m curious – what’s one beauty product & app you can’t live without? Let me know in the comment section below! 🙂

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello my beauty lovers,

How important is it for you to look out for more natural products? I am a supporter of sustainability and its positive impacts, therefore I’m always on the look for natural products and sometimes invest a bit more in sustainable ones for my own health, but also for the Planet’s landfill. Sometimes, huge brands launch products that are indeed more natural, but they claim to be bio or sustainable with no certification on the packaging. I had my eye on the newly launched Garnier BIO range as it’s Cosmos certified, but is it really natural? Let’s find out together!

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The ingredient list? It looks really promising! Each of the products in the BIO range have one main ingredient (often a specific plant such as Lavander, Thyme, Argan) in the formula. The main ingredients come from particular counties in the world according to where the plant has great conditions to grow. Isn’t that reassuring? Designed for every skin type, the products smell so natural that you’ll take your bathroom for a spa! I find that so therapeutic as smell can trigger certain emotions and feelings.

Your Cleaning BIO Routine

Garnier have launched two organic products for your cleaning routine.The Garnier BIO Purifying Gel Wash is enriched with organic lemongrass, grown in Sri Lanka. It’s mainly targeted to normal and combination skin because the lemongrass will action any imperfections and unclog your pores. It’s super refreshing to apply, it’s just that kick (before coffee) that I need in the morning. If you’re on the hunt for a fresh & natural cleanser, than definitely this is for you. It’s so important to value your skin and ensure you’re on the right track when it comes to ingredients.

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Once you’ve washed your face, don’t forget about your toner. A smart beauty brand knows and understand our needs, so Garnier has also included a Thyme infused toner to balance out our sebum levels. This Garnier BIO Perfecting Toner brings together everything that I need in one: a toner that purifies and doesn’t leave out dry skin. Trust me when I say that even my combination skin gets dry from unsuitable toners, so this product is a total game changer for me. It’s definitely one to look out for when replacing your toner.

Glowing Facial Oil

Hello, Lavander, goodbye unnourished skin! This Glowing BIO Facial Oil is amazing and probably my favourite product from the range, it just leaves my face so smooth. I use it to take off my make-up as a fist step of my beauty routine or just as a moisturising mask. It’s so similar to other big brands out there and ultimately does the exact same thing. Win, win!

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Daily Moisturisers

The Garnier Moisturisers in the range are individually designed for each skin type – the Garnier Rich Argan BIO Nourishing Moisturiser for dry skin and the Garnier Lemongrass BIO Moisturiser for oily skin. They get absorbed into your skin so fast – it’s really helpful if you apply make-up on top of it. I just don’t like it when I have tick cream on my face. They can can work beautifully alongside your current routine for that extra glow! They’re both Cosmos Organic certified and really easy to carry around on holiday or even on your commute.

Anti Wrinkle Cream

What I love about it? The smell of Lavender and feeling of this Garnier BIO Anti Wrinkle Day Cream! This product has quickly became part of my beauty routine. It’s ticker than the daily moisturiser, so I mainly apply it on my forehead and any smile lines around my moth. It’s perfect for night time because Lavender can really relax you and put you to sleep. Get ready to wake up energised!

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Overall, I would say that this range is definitely one to incorporate in your routine because it’s highly focused on one particular ingredient and gives you that natural feeling of taking high care of your skin. Oily, normal or dry skin this range has something for everyone! Make sure you shop it on Notino because they have amazing deals for different products, including skincare, makeup and lifestyle products. Check them out, I’m sure you’ll love them as much as I do 🙂

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What’s your favourite skincare product at the moment?

This post is sponsored by Notino, as always opinions are my own. The post does NOT contain affiliate links.

Until next time,

NotAGirlyGal 

Happy Spring, my wonderful readers!

My favourite season has begun and with it so did my on-going attraction for bold and colourful make-up! For some, Spring is about pastels and romantic tones, whereas for me, this season is the perfect excuse for starting to wear electric colours. Feeling me? Perfect – I thought so! Let’s get into the 2019 Peachy Spring Make-up Look that Every Cool Girl Needs This Season.

 

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Step 1

Pick the right palette. Bright colours are a little hard to manufacture as they often turn out to be too chalky, especially the orange / red tones. I’m sure you don’t like uneven colour on your leads or spending so much time blending and blending. Therefore, you need to ensure that the brand you’re choosing is high-quality. It’s so important to use brands that have history in producing easy to blend formulas. Not only because they are easier to work with and look like the make-up was done by a professional, but also because they will last longer on your eyes without creasing during the day. I have combination skin, so for me, finding a palette that won’t disappoint, it’s a bit tricky.

 

 

The Lancôme Chroma Eye Palette by Proenza Schouler ticks all the boxes above. Plus, it’s very, very pigmented, which is every make-up artist’s dream. I have tried many luxury make-up pallets (from Estée Lauder, Urban Decay, Kylie Cosmetics) but boy, Lancôme did surprise me a lot with this magic palette. It has become my favourite palette of all times. Some of the shades have a creamy formula while others have a matt, no shimmer one. And guess what can the creamy shades do? BLEND AMAZINGLY WELL with the other matt ones. It’s so perfect for the Peachy Spring Make-up Look – just look at those orange & red shades. 

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Step 2

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Don’t be afraid to play around with colours! For this Peachy Make-up Look, I have used the two orange shades in the middle and the red shade to create the cut crease. The creamy shade is the third one from left to right and I have used it as a base for the make-up! I applied it with my finger as it was blending better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 3

After you’re set with the creamy base, start adding the matt orange shade on your lids. Then, add the red shade to your crease and blend. I haven’t used a white shade on my brow bone, so you can give this step a miss as well.

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Step 4

Curl your lashes with an awesome mascara because you want bold lashes that will contour your eyes, otherwise your eyes will look really small! I’m not wearing fake band lashes in this picture, and usually I’m not really wearing them, even though they look good.

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I prefer individual lashes from time to time. For natural lashes, this Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Curl is an absolute GAME CHANGER! Its wand is curled and honestly I love how my lashes turned out. The price on Notino is a total steal! 

That’s your 2019 Peachy Spring Make-up Look sorted. Have an amazing Spring, everyone and thank you for stopping by! If you’re not sure on a bold look for Spring, and want to rock a more classic one, have a look at How to Create the Perfect Cat Eye article and perfect your wing eye.

Do let me know in the comment box below, what’s your favourite make-up colour for Spring? 🙂 I would LOVE to talk to you!

Until next time,

NotAGirlyGal

Wood scents and heavy bottles, lids that click when you close the container and a scent that persists throughout the day and makes me feel in control of everything. These are a few of my favourite things! Can you relate? As you already know, I have a true passion for perfumes, especially for the heavy, winter ones. You know it, today we’ll look into finding the right perfume for you to empower and support you in achieving your goals!not a girly gal x notino find your signature scent 2019 tom ford.jpg

Kenzo L’Elephant

We have to start by addressing the elephant in the room. Quite literally. This perfume won’t let you go away unnoticed. It’s very strong and spicy, being the best at leaving a scent trace.

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It’s such a poetic scent and one of my favourites since two years now. You can actually notice how much I’ve used out of the 100ml bottle, not really pretty for the picture, but you can genuinely see how much I love L’Elephant. Be really careful when you apply it though – for this, a small dose really goes a long way. It’s one of the strongest and most empowering scents I came across so far (trust me, I have owned a lot of different scents and perfumes are quite a hot topic in my family). If you love spicy and empowering scents, then L’Elephant is made for you. I feel it’s also underrated and not too many people own it, but that’s good news, right? I was pleasantly surprised to see it on Notino at such a great price – the airport price I got used to is definitely higher.

 Top Notes

Orange, Cloves, Cumin

Base Notes

Amber, Patchouli, Vanilla

My Ranking 10 / 10

Tom Ford Black Orchid

This was waiting on my wish list since one year now and that’s a lot to wait for a perfume as unique as this. Its woody and spicy scent make me think of a strong woman thriving in her career. A woman entrepreneur who is leading her team and own path. It makes me think of independence and freedom, like you can achieve everything you put your mind to while wearing this perfume. This will be my signature for 2019, one of the many reasons why I should feel confident in my powers and head to success with no fear. Black Orchid persists for good eight to ten hours by only applying 4 puffs. I like to apply it on the back of my neck as well for a beautiful trace. My winter collection wouldn’t be the complete without Black Orchid and I heavily rely on it to make me feel as empowered as ever. Remember, it’s a New Year, we all can have a refresh – why not explore a new scent?

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Top Notes

Jasmine, Bergamot, Gardenia, Ylang – Ylang

Base Notes

Vetiver, Sandalwood, Amber, Patchouli, Vanilla, Chocolate

My Ranking 10 / 10

Dolce & Gabbana The One

This perfume has a rose scent to it, but it’s not sweet. It takes me back to my Sicilian birthday break in the summer – wind, salt and freedom. That’s how I would describe this beauty. This scent is clearly empowering and fit for an elegant lady. You can certainly wear this in winter, especially when you’re attending different festive events. It’s pleasant for people around you to feel – they’ll feel great around you and you’ll shine! I love to have it my collection as I love to alternate strong scents with a more ‘fragile’ scent. It’s one of my must haves! Give this beautiful Italian scent a try. It’s The One!

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Top Notes

Lychee, Mandarin Orange, Peach, Bergamot

Base Notes

Amber, Musk, Vanilla

My Ranking 9/ 10

My Top 3 Perfumes

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Hope you’ll have a lovely time during Christmas and all the holidays! I always think a perfume is a good idea for anyone, especially if they smell so amazing. Explore all offers for gifts on Notino and grab them while they’re hot!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Notino. As always, all words and opinions are my own.

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello ladies,

Welcome back to another beauty post, it’s not so often when I write about beauty twice a month, but this is a great occasion. I’ve been running a giveaway with PureRooted and one lucky winner received two pairs of tickets to attend the Stylist Live Beauty Festival at Olympia London. The event covers everything from beauty brands showcasing their goodies to inspiring talks held by successful women. It’s a great experience for women – it’s a celebration for us.

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What can you see there?

It’s a place where all women get together to discuss topics that matter to them. From health care routines to how they’re running their businesses; beauty just comes with it. I would say it’s a great opportunity for you to network and broaden your relations. You never know how you can support others in reaching their goals and how they can get your back when you need that the most. I’ve met people who started their own accessories or skincare brands and that really inspired me because I love to see progress in any shape of form.

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 Why would you attend the event?

Attend the event if you want to network or have a great day out with your girls. It’s like a heaven of different beauty products that you can try out and take home with you. Debating about different products and natural ingredients is something I feel strongly about. It’s a nice opportunity to even ask the brand representatives about the perks of using their products; well, you need to have a conversation and not let yourself convinced by a sales pitch. You need to ask the questions you want to know answers of and everyone will be happy to discuss with you.

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I had an amazing conversation with PureRooted at the event as they were kind enough to offer me a sample of their natural Moringa oil to try out as a thank you for running the giveaway with them. Their products are ethically sourced – they work with farms in Ghana where they make sure the workers are paid a fair wage & there’s no wastage in the production of their oil. The seeds of the tree that don’t get used up in the products can be used by local people to filter water. I have tried the oil as a cleanser on a cotton pad and I have to say I’m impressed with it so far. I can’t wait to test it for a full week and let you know about how it worked.

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The talks presented by The Stylist were inspiring and chosen to encourage conversations between women taking part.

What is the most important takeaway from the day? 

 I would say that the thing that stayed with me the most is that women are truly wonderful! We can achieve everything we put our mind to and I’m so proud of us all.

From learning it the hard way series…If you’re attending an event at Olympia, don’t wear a turtle neck or a jumper as the temperature was high opposed to my initial expectations. It’s actually an amazing opportunity to wear that nice event dress you have in your wardrobe.

Since we’re on the beauty topic – what is your favourite skincare product?

Until next time,