Tuesday 30 April 2024

Maison Margiela From The Garden

Maison Margiela From The Garden Perfume Review

-This product was sent to me, but with no obligation to review- 

Amongst the likes of Diptyque and Jo Malone, Maison Margiela Fragrances are probably some of my most owned perfumes. Their 'replica' range feels extra special as each bottle is labelled with a place name and year alongside the main notes. Each fragrance I've owned by them has been so different from each other and their newest perfume 'From The Garden' is no exception. 

Perfect for the spring and summer season, Maison Margiela's 'From The Garden'* has notes of tomato leaf, germanium and patchouli. For me, this is reminiscent of a summer spent foraging, as myself and others have remarked that we thought it had notes of freshly picked elderflower. It's the first outdoorsy scent of mine that hasn't got any sweet floral notes to it, so it's unique to me.

I found that like many of the Maison Margiela scents, this one smells different on various people and as the day goes on, the fragrance settles more into the skin and begins to change. For me, it starts off sharp and tangy, but over hours of wear, it transforms into a deeper, more sultry scent - like going from day to evening attire.

One of the most important part of fragrance buying has to be longevity. A perfume could have the most beautiful scent ever, but if it doesn't last longer than a couple of hours then it won't be one I'll invest in. Luckily, this does not disappoint and as I previously mentioned, the patchouli notes get stronger the longer you wear this, so it's one that lingers all day long. 

As a self proclaimed floral scent lover, Maison Margiela's own 'Flower Market' scent being one of my all time favourites, I absolutely love that I've got a new fragrance in my collection that I can wear when I want something different. When I've worn this perfume, I've already had several people compliment it, so not only is a hit with me, it seems to be a hit with those around me too. 

If you have a gardener or nature lover in your life, then be sure to add this to the present list and if that describes you, then this scent is definitely one to treat yourself to next time your looking for a fragrance shake up.  

Will you be trying the Maison Margiela From The Garden perfume? 

Tuesday 23 April 2024

The Best Tips To Buy On Vinted

Best Tips Buying Selling on Vinted

I've switched scrolling aimlessly on social media to scouring the many sections of Vinted looking for my next best purchase. I've found some serious bargains on this secondhand app and I wanted to share with your my best tips, so hopefully it'll help you snag the best deals too. 


One of my favourite ways to discover new pieces and find the best deals is through the explore page. At first, this was a place on Vinted I struggled with as I was often recommended items that weren't my style, but my number 1 tip would be to save any item you like the look of as this works in your favour when Vinted is putting together your explore page. After several weeks, you'll notice that with every refresh of the explore page, more pieces come up that you love the look of. 


Use the ability to save your favourite brands. This means you will be notified with a "+1" addition every time someone uploads a new item of clothing from that brand. Sometimes having these notifications on will enable you to get in there quick which is particularly great if someone is a selling a piece under the usual selling price. 


It may seem like this is counterproductive, but I've often found the best bargains through not being specific within my search. Whilst a lot of brands name their dresses (for example the "tallulah" dress), this is not the way everyone uploads the dresses they're selling. Often it'll get be labelled as "pink dress" or even just "midi dress", so may not come up under the specific search. 

Another way to work around this, is using different words than you may think. I've found that many items that I would consider "gingham" someone else would name it "checked", so this can bring up different results. 


This tip may be self explanatory, but just like all selling apps, there's sure to be one or two scammers to keep an eye out for. If the account is only listing one item, has 0 ratings and is selling a clothing piece at a discounted price then chances are they're not legit. However, if an account has cohesive photos when they're listing new items to sell, yet they have no ratings, chances are they may be new Vinted and it's worth messaging them to check if a person responds before purchasing. 

What are your top tips for buying on Vinted?


Monday 22 April 2024

Spring 'Cottagecore' Dresses

Spring cottage core dresses

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The weather is getting warmer and the evenings are getting lighter, so I think it's safe to say dress season is here. 'Cottage core' style dresses are my favourite to wear throughout the spring and summer as they are often have floral prints, comfortable silhouettes and are midi in length. Today, I have compiled together a list of my favourite dress finds, so hopefully you can find some new dresses to lust after too. 

If you're looking to invest in a spring dress from a small business, then I have a couple of recommendations. India and Mills is a new discovery of mine, their flattering looking style and pretty fabrics are what made me want to look further into the brand. The Peony Stripe Maddie Dress looks perfect for the summer months as it starts to get warmer. If you'd like to turn yours or someone else's pre-loved fabric into a dress then Made By SJP does exactly that. I love the concept and I also appreciate that you know that a lot of love has gone into making each clothing piece. 

Selkie is known for their beautiful fantasy style gowns that look like you should be running away from a castle, but their day dresses are seriously underrated. They're comfortable and stylish with a variety of colours and patterns to choose from. The Yorkshire Day Dress* is a lovely pink floral print whereas the Garland Day Dress* feels like the perfect 'cottage core' dress with the delicate design. 

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