2012 in review

Many thanks to everybody who have visited this blog, I hope perfumegirlblog to be bigger and better in 2013!


Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 12 years to get that many views.

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Christmas Stocking Fillers.

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Hi everybody,

Christmas is nearly with us and I have looked around to find the best gift ideas for around £20. I expect your husbands, partners and boyfriends to have already bought the really BIG present but every woman should expect an extra present for the stocking! Here are a few ideas for what’s available on the high street.

Lancome Juicy Tubes lip gloss – Always great quality, lovely smell as well and as they are mini size, they a great present as the person can try each one and then decide what suits them.


Calvin Klein Flavoured lip gloss mini collection – These have a real shiny gloss to them but can be sticky. If you are kissing they do have a lovely sweet taste! Great for the handbag.


Benefit High Flyin gloss – I know more lip glosses, but these are just terrific. You can match the blushes to the lip glosses. These are a must have.


Body Shop Cranberry Joy Lip Balm and Spiced Vanilla lip Balm – Body shop always make great products and they’re Christmas gift range are wonderful and there is always something for everybody. These lip balms are great for winter time and as the weather here has been cold lately, I have found these to be great in keeping my lips dry free and kissable!


Body Shop Hand Cream Set – The hands can get so dry in the winter, I always keep my Body Shop hand cream with me. This little set is perfect as you have the choice of 3 different creams. This set has Wild Rose hand cream SPF15, Hemp hand protector and Almond hand and nail cream. A perfect little set and the person gets to try 3 different creams to suit their needs.


Body Shop Body Butter – A favourite range of mine. All smell great and all do a wonderful job in keeping your skin smooth and soft. A real winner for me and they never disappoint.


OPI Sweet Sensations – A lovely set by OPI of hand and body creams. Very refreshing and a real winner for me as they are so sweet and smooth and not at all greasy on the skin.


Mavala Treatment Gift Set – Everything you need for your hands, A  mini manicure set for your home. It has everything you need including hand cream, 6 nail polishes, Mavadry, cuticle remover, colorfix top coat and a base coat. Mavala are a superb company and they’re range of colours and products are second to none. I have never been unhappy in buying their products, they always do what they say.I can’t wait to try their make up range one day.


I hope you like  my stocking fillers ideas and I hope you enjoy the real fun in high street shopping over Christmas.  It’s so much more fun than Internet shopping!


Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Palette.

Hi Everyone,

Here is a quick review of an eyeshadow palette that I bought recently. You don’t often see Carolina Herrera products here in the UK so I had to buy this when this was offered to me. Carolina Herrera is a Venezuelan and naturalized American fashion designer and entrepreneur who founded her company in 1980.  We also share a birthday! I do like her perfumes so it was nice to try this palette.

The first you notice is the eye-catching packaging. You don’t see many photos be used on the box and it really is different. The palette itself  looks like a gold bar, with just a simple etched ‘212 VIP CAROLINA HERRERA’ . It is very compact and easy to carry in your bag.




The eye shadows themselves are a soft, shiny, metallic feel in a variety of colours including  frosty white, peach, soft pink. They have a lovely pigmented quality to them and don’t crumble when they are applied.  I have been very impressed with the quality of these eye shadows and use them often. My wish is that Carolina Herrera produces more make up of this quality as she would give the bigger names something to think about!

Have a great week everybody.


PS. A photo of our Christmas tree we decorated last night. I think it needs more sparkle, what do you think!