This is my favourite time of year for beauty, especially for fragrance as there are so many new releases which are perfectly timed with Christmas gifting planning. I am quite the girly cliché as I love everything pink, and I decided to round up my favourite pink and pretty festive favourites. For many, the festive season is all about the deep and dark berry tones but I much prefer pink as I find it to be a lot more wearable for my skintone and it’s flattering all year round. I have my current favourite beauty favourites which are all pink and pretty as well as giveaway where you can win yourself your very own bottle of one of my current favourite fragrances; Katy Perry Mad Love Eau de Parfum.
I have to kick things off with the Katy Perry Mad Love Eau de Parfum as it’s so pretty and is the inspiration behind this post. I know celebrity scents aren’t for everyone, but I own several of the Katy Perry fragrances as I find them to be a little more sophisticated than other celebrity fragrance brands so I’m always excited by new Katy Perry fragrance releases. Mad Love is the newest fragrance launch from Katy Perry and is part of the Mad Potion franchise, so the bottle design may look a little familiar as it did for me with a great social media promotion on the #KPMadLove hashtag. The packaging for the fragrance is simply stunning with a pretty, pastel pink rounded bottle with a raised heart almost necklace design around the neck of the bottle with ‘cupids arrow’ and the lid has an amazing marbelised design which is extremely instagrammable and on trend.
The packaging is adorable, but it’s what’s inside the bottle that counts and the Mad Love fragrance is just as lovely as the packaging. The scent opens with notes of Lady Apple Sorbet and Mara Strawberry blended to perfection with the freshness of delicious Pink Grapefruit. The heart consists of peony petals, smooth sun-kissed jasmine and the ‘hypnotic pull of the Bleeding Heart flower captivate the senses’, whereas the bottom features warmth with the allure of coconut wood, skin musk, and sensual sandalwood. The fragrance is undeniably flirty and fun, and makes for an easy to wear daytime scent which any age could wear. I find some celebrity scents to be a little too sickly vanilla based but I find Katy Perry Mad Love to be a fruity sweet and sexy scent which wears nicely on my skin, and warms up the longer it’s on my skin. I can completely understand why there has been so much buzz surrounding Mad Love since the launch and it’s definitely one to try next time you’re passing a fragrance counter or you could pop it on your Christmas list if you haven’t already. Alternatively, you could always enter my giveaway below for a chance to win your very own bottle and Katy Perry herself recommends applying fragrance to your hair like she does or spritz the air and walk through the mist for application.
My go-to eyeshadow palette right now is the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette which is packed with muted pinks, lilacs and greys and I’ve been loving the romantic and soft makeup looks I’ve been creating ever since I got my hands on it, and you can see swatches here. When wearing such soft and muted shadows on my eyelids, I’ve been reaching for the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in the shade Petal Shimmer which complements the shadows really nicely whilst leaving my lips feeling soft and smooth. I can’t get enough of the beautiful Bobbi Brown Opal Glow Highlighting Powder as it’s a gorgeous, opalescent pink shade which looks so luminous on the skin which is ideal for this time of year with the extra sparkle. Speaking of sparkle, my last pick is a budget friendly polish – the Maybelline Rose Chic Polish is so glittery and looks amazing when layered over nude polish for a rose gold effect and it wears for a minimum of five days on my nails before chipping and it’s only £3.99.
If you’d like to enter my Katy Perry Giveaway, please read through the terms and conditions below and enter via the Rafflecopter widget for a chance to win your own bottle of Katy Perry Mad Love.
This post is sponsored by Single Edition Media.
Terms and Conditions
– This giveaway is open to UK residents only and the prize will be fulfilled on behalf of Katy Perry fragrances.
– One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter, and the lucky winner will win the Katy Perry Mad Love Eau de Parfum.
– Entrants under 18 must seek parental permission before entering this giveaway.
– There is no purchase necessary to enter this giveaway.
– ALL entries will be checked and verified, with any incomplete, false or duplicate entries being removed from the giveaway entirely.
– I was kindly gifted the product as a prize for this giveaway.
– The winner will be notified by the email address given and will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, an alternative winner will be selected via Rafflecopter’s randomiser.
– This is a sponsored giveaway.