Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Just Save July: Scents For Summer

The other day I was thinking about the idea of doing a series of blog post on beauty bargains, 
because I understand not everybody can afford to buy $50 and up makeup products. I wanted to pick some of my favorite finds from mid to lower price points, to give some more budget minded products a chance to shine and in doing so I have even found some bargains that I really love!
So here we go, post number one of Just Save July!

Scents For Summer: Roller-Ball perfume, all the luxury, with a lower price.
Elizabeth and James: Nirvana White $22.
I got mine with my Sephora VIB points in an online order for free, it's half the size of the normal roller ball perfume. I was very excited to try this as I heard Claire aka HeyClaire talking about this on her YouTube channel. She sold it to me, what can I say. This perfume is almost like a cologne with a feminine edge. My dad even tried it on and it smelt quite masculine on him and got much more floral after a minute on me. The notes are Peony, Muguet (aka Lily of the Valley) and Tender Musk. My manager, Stephanie, put it perfectly "Oh, this is what you wear with a little black dress!" If you like Marc Jacobs' perfumes, (like I do) you'll like this. I am really wanting the full sized bottle of this, the packaging is to die for.
Full size bottle: $55-$75

Marc Jacobs: Daisy $22.
I have spoken about this before, my love runs deep for this perfume, from the moment I first took a sniff I was hooked. This was my first real, grown up, perfume. I wore it and felt important and sophisticated. I thought "Blaire Waldorf from Gossip Girl would wear this.", thus I had to have it, and I've been wearing it ever since I was 16. Still to this day I get that little, special grin when I smell it. Memories! The notes in this are Strawberry, Violet Leaves, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Gardenia, Violet Petals, Jasmine Petals, Musk, Vanilla and White Woods. Just reading the fragrance notes seduces me. This is my year round favorite.
Full Size Bottles: $75-$92

Jimmy Choo: Flash $25.
This was a perfume I first tried on a Sephora trip on my birthday (Feb. 20th) and I was still thinking about it in May. I made my mom smell this on me every time we would pass a bottle of it while shopping and that was a sign I needed to have this. It was the perfect summer smell, with notes of Pink Pepper, Tangerine, Strawberry, Exotic White Flowers and White Powdery Woods. This is very feminine and has just the right scent to freshen you up if you're out and about in the heat. I am glad I tried the roller ball first, though, as I don't see this scent being part of my year round fragrance wardrobe, unlike the other two above. This is a midsummer nights smell for me.
Full Size Bottles: $58.-$98

I hope you liked the first instalment of Just Save July and that this little post has helped you 
with some slightly more budget friendly ways to smell lovely and feel luxurious, like you deserve to. Please like, comment and follow, it would make my week! What are your favorite perfumes? Let me know here or on my Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr.
xoxo, Amanda