Review | Smashbox Hydrating Primer

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Hey guys!
So I recently shared that I bought the Smashbox Hydrating Primer and quite a few of you wanted a review.
I haven't used a primer in years due to the fact that they seem to dry out my skin, and  I never noticed a difference with or without using a primer previously. I was walking around Boots with my friends and noticed that Smashbox did a Hydrating version of their famous primer...WHATTT!
On first try, I swatched the product on the back of my hand and could feel how refreshing it is. I had to buy.

I apply my moisturizer first (a Vichy one) let it settle for a few minutes and then apply the primer starting from the center of my face out. This primer doesn't seem to cover pores or flaws but for me that's not important. As I have really dry skin all I want a primer to do is to keep my foundation looking fresh. This primer does seem to do it's job to a point. I don't think this helps the longevity of my makeup or make it look majorly different. Instead this acts as a moisturizing barrier that helps to prevent cakeness and dry patches.

As you can see from the picture above the product comes out slightly blue, but it blends to be undetectable. The packaging is great for travel, I love the simple sleek design.

Have you tried any of the Smashbox primers? What's your fave primer?

Love Laura xxx

Lucy Mecklenburgh Wings | Perfume Review

Hey guys!
So I wanted to review my most recent perfume purchase because I actually couldn't find another blogger review on it. So this is the perfume by Lucy Mecklenburgh (most known for TOWIE and Results With Lucy) and the perfume is named Wings. I bought this 100ml bottle for £20, so it's very affordable.

So this is a white bottle with a 3D removable butterfly lid. I like that it's white as other colourful packaging can look really tacky. The actual bottle is a simple shape with neat gold writing on the front.

This is a very hard one to describe and i'm rubbish at talking about scents so bare with me. I had read what notes were in the perfume (Bergamont and Patchouli) and liked other perfumes with similar notes. The perfume isn't very strong and so it doesn't last very long at all, but what can you expect with a £20 perfume?!
This had a grown up,, yet not too old smell (if that makes sense) I would say this perfume would suit women aged 18 - 30 as it has a little "sexyness" to it. I would compare this to a Juicy Couture perfume.. it's a bit fruity. Overall I really like the smell.. on first spray it does smell a little cheap, but give it a chance and it dries to a lovely smell. Great for every day or evening use.

Have you tried this perfume?

Love Laura xxx