Last of the English Roses

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I, like the rest of the human species, like to smell real good, and like to be around people that smell real good. I walked past a friend of mine the and she smelt so heavenly I had to ask her what she was wearing. ‘Oud’ she replied, ‘OOOOOOED?’ I questioned, wrapping the new word around my mouth, letting it linger and intensely googling ‘What the hell is Oud?!’

 

I’ve been on a hunt ever since for the scent (without travelling ‘mix your own and spend a mint‘ perfumeries). So when Jo Malone released Velvet Rose and Oud Cologne, I audibly gasped. Yes, I am a nerd.

It smells like everything you’d hope from a heady, warm perfume in a black mysterious bottle. Even though I’m not a huge rose scent fan, usually linking it to old ladies and the 80s, this Jo Malone take is…just delicious. Moreish even.

Get yourself to a counter and have a spritz.

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Anything But Ordinary

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Admittedly, whenever I speak to anyone about this beauty company I get a bit giddy. The Ordinary is a new brand from Deciem, bringing pure, clinical ingredients to an affordable price range.

Being the nerd that I am, I found The Ordinary by scouring the ASOS beauty  ‘new in‘ page (niiiiiiiche), and have been using the Hyaluronic Acid 2% for the last few months, and haven’t been disappointed yet.

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So it was about time Amy and I took a pilgrimage to the home of Deciem in Spitalfields Market after spamming each other with their Instagram,  and spent a solid 40 minutes trying all the potions on our hands until settling on High-Adherence Silicone Primer and the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution.

Having tried other Salicylic Acid products before (at a much higher price point) and being somewhat unimpressed (and still spotty), I’m looking forward to what The Ordinary have to offer especially at £3.90 * cue my bank account angelic choir singing *

It’s cheap, it works, and my face feels so good. So good.

 

The Ordinary : theordinary.com

ASOS : The Ordinary Brand

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