Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh






Ah, the iconic Daisy perfume from Marc Jacobs ... Let me tell you a little secret. I'm really not a fan of the original scent. To me it's just bland and even a little bit unpleasant. But my opinion completely differs when it comes to Daisy Eau so Fresh, a fragrance that came out in 2011 and immediately stole my heart. I remember smelling it in my local drugstore and falling head over heels in love. Now, three years later, it's finally mine!

Daisy Eau so Fresh smells like a mix of Chloe EDP and Chanel Chance Eau Tendre - at least to me. It's a delightful mix of citrus, green notes, florals and sweet fruits. The overall effect is a little powdery, very calm, beautiful and wrapped in a gentle touch of apple blossom and jasmine. The notes that I'd say are the most prominent include pear and litchi, but I also smell a lot of musk and roses. The fragrance is more sophisticated than the usual scents aimed at a younger crowd. It's not as sweet and overpowering, but instead beautifully gentle and caressing.

I have loved this baby for years and I cannot believe I finally own it. Marc Jacobs has been really on point with his fragrances lately and I absolutely adore both Honey and Dot, as well as Lola and Oh! Lola. If I could, I would own all of his perfumes for the bottles alone - they are undeniably a work of art and truly beautiful!

Best Kept Secrets Gingerbread Cookie Candle






I don't like ginger. I don't drink ginger ale, don't put it in tea, don't even eat the pickled ginger I get with my sushi. Gingerbread though? Sign me right up! Fellow blogger and all-around lovely girl Sandra surprised me with this amazing candle as a belated birthday gift. She knows me too well - I've gushed about these candles to her before and I was so excited to finally have one. It's safe to say I'll be ordering a bunch more as soon as I burn through some of my other candles.

Gingerbread seriously reminds me of Christmas. Okay, okay - I know it's still September, but I'm totally in a deck-the-halls-bring-out-the-mistletoe mood! I just love Christmas and the sooner I get to celebrate, the better. This candle is getting me in the mood perfectly, I just love it. It's very spicy but gourmet at the same time, filled with sweetness, ginger and cinnamon as well as sugary notes. Gah, I wish there was a perfume like this because I would drink it out of the bottle wear it everyday.

This candle is made by Best Kept Secrets and you can purchase it in Sandra's online store, Destination Pretty (change the language in the top right corner). At around 11€ a pop, it's affordable and deliciously scented! For a home filled with the smell of gingerbread goodness, look no further.

Shampoo & Conditioner Reviews (Dove, Satinique)






As you may have noticed, my blog has had a little makeover! I hope you like the design as much as I do - I love the new look. That aside, today I wanted to talk a little bit about the hair products I've been using. Recently I've noticed my hair is really, really demanding. Almost every shampoo I try does not work for me, so I've just been sticking to a tried and tested favourite - Garnier. But I have a few new things in my shower and thought I would review them.

A few weeks ago I was in our local drugstore, and I picked up the Dove Pure Care Shampoo & Conditioner. Each of them cost around 3€ on sale and I immediately thought of Lauren Conrad. Ages ago, I read in a magazine that she loves Dove haircare and now that it's finally more readily available here in Slovenia, I remembered that and just bought these two. I loved them at first. My hair was silky soft when I used them, smelled amazing and didn't get greasy for two days. But then something happened that has been going on with every shampoo I've been using - after about a week of using them, my hair got worse and worse. As soon as I dried it, it was already greasy! I have no idea why this is happening - I can use the conditioner, but the shampoo just messes with my hair. So, thumbs down on this shampoo. The conditioner however, I love. It smells lovely, makes my hair soft and really nourished.

Let's move on to Satinique. I attended an event for the brand back in the summer and hair been faithfully using their Anti-Hairfall Shampoo and Conditioner ever since. I really enjoy these two. The scent is gentle but lovely at the same time and I love the effect of the products. I'm not sure if they had any effect on the hair loss part, but I love using them, especially because no other shampoo seems to work for me. I had no problems with this one, which is great. These are a bit more expensive though, around 14€ for each on amway.si. I really like this brand, though, and I want to try more products from them, because my hair seems to approve.

My foray into the world of shampoos is semi-successful. It just seems like something in the shampoos others love doesn't work for me. I'm not sure if it's SLS, or parabens, or something of the like, I need to do more research. But so far, the only shampoo that works for me is either Garnier or Satinique. Conditioners work great, but shampoos are another story. Do you have any advice for me? I really have no idea what I'm doing wrong!

What shampoo & conditioner are you currently using?