The top perfumes to gift this valentines day 2021

Valentines Day is slowly approaching and you're wondering what you can gift your significant other, friend or even yourself. I am a big lover of perfume as it makes me feel confident, fresh and ready to start my day. But perfume is more than just a scent, it can tigger memories in any moment, leaving you reminiscing about happy times and evoking thoughts about your loved ones. That's why it's the perfect gift for somebody you love.


One of my all time favourite perfumes is Dolce and Gabbana's Light Blue (af). My mum always used to buy this whenever we went on our family summer holiday, so I always think of her when I smell it. I often find that toilettes aren't as long lasting as a parfum but this is surprisingly the opposite. It has a lovely strong, fresh scent that can last throughout the day. It is very noticeable so if you're looking for something more subtle then this might not be the one for you. This is on the pricer side with the smallest bottle (25ml) setting you back £45.00. 

Top Notes
Apple, Lemon, Cedar
Heart Notes 
Bamboo, Jasmine, White Rose
Base Notes 
Cedar wood, Amber, Musk

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Parfum / Perfume 50ml


If you're looking for something a little sweeter then you may want to check out Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb (af). This has become increasingly popular over the past few years, being rated one of the top perfumes on the market. I have found this to be very long-lasting and doesn't need to be reapplied throughout the day. The bottle is also gorgeous and looks lovely on your vanity. Again this is a little on the pricey side priced at £56.00 for 30ML. 

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Ariana Grande Ari Perfume Parfum 100ml

Another favourite of mine is Ariana Grande's 'Ari' (af) parfum, perfect for anybody who loves a sweet scent. I know what you're thinking, that this probably initially appealed to teenagers. But this scent is so lovely that as a 24 year old woman I can't get enough of it! So much so that I am planning on checking out other perfumes that Miss Grande has to offer. It's very reasonably priced ranging from £23.00 as the smallest bottle (30ml) with the largest (100ml) at just £33.00 on the Superdrug website! This is definitely a compliment magnet as I get asked about it on a daily basis. Similar to the Viktor & Rolf bottle, this also looks very glamorous in your bedroom! I do occasionally have a top up towards the end of the day. But in all honesty, the pros heavily outweigh, this very small con. Don't pass up on this bargain!

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  4. Coco Chanel Mademoiselle Parfum Perfume Spray Twist 20ml

My all time favourite perfume has to be Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (af) as it oozes elegance, luxury and femininity. I always feel so glamorous and sophisticated when wearing this perfume as it is of very high quality, what you would expected from a high end brand like Chanel. Of course it also lasts all day and night! This would definitely be my ultimate perfume to be gifted this valentines day and every valentines day after that! You can buy this in a range of sizes, with the 35ml costing £57.00. When comparing this to other perfumes of a similar size and price, this stunning scent it is worth every penny. 


You can find all perfumes mentioned on The Perfume Shop or Superdrug website. The perfume shop are currently running a promotional offer where you can get 25% off your 2nd item (af) for members or 20% off your 2nd item for non members. Superdrug also have up to 50% off selected perfumes (af) for valentines day!

Garnier Food Papaya Hair Mask VO5 Coconut Hot Oil Treatment Superdrug Glycolic Tonic 5%



Another lockdown, another splurge. Last payday weekend I thought I’d treat myself to a little Superdrug (af) (and H&M) order as I’ve been feeling a little hopeless this lockdown, as I imagine most of us are and thought I deserved a little pick me up. 

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Papaya Hair Mask 390ml

Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Papaya Hair Mask 390ml



One of my new year resolutions is to take better care of my hair and try to repair some of the heat damage I’ve caused myself over the years. I’ve been desperate to try the Garnier Hair Food products for a while now, after hearing bloggers and influencers rave about it. I know most people recommend the Banana range however, as I’m trying to target damaged hair the Papaya range was the best option for me! I will be reviewing this once I’ve used it a couple of times but on first impressions this mask smells divine! It left my hair feeling SO soft and manageable. You can purchase the Papaya mask for just £3.46 on the Superdrug website (af).

VO5 Nourishing Coconut Hot Oil 4x15ml



I used a VO5 Nourishing Coconut Hot Oil (af) treatment just before Christmas and my hair stayed frizz and grease free for DAYS! This is unheard of for me as my hair has a mind of it’s own! I was able to go FOUR whole days without washing my hair, when I usually have to do this every other day. Superdrug is also running a 2 for £6 on selected Vo5 products (af), so grab yourself 8 little tubes of heaven!


Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic 5% 300ml


Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic 5% 300ml
Another joy of this pandemic is maskne (yay!) I have had a long, frustrating battle with my skin and just last year I had started to see real improvements, having less breakouts than usual. That was until I started wearing a mask and my skin is not happy about it! I thought I’d give the Superdrug’s own brand Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic 5% (af) a go. This currently on sale for £4.49 reduced from £9.99. I will also be reviewing this after a trial period so stay tuned for that! 

Let me know in the comments what your lockdown splurges have been! 
As an introvert with social anxiety I have always found comfort in sending time at home, watching a movie or binge watching a new tv series. But in 2020 due to the worldwide pandemic we all took at staying home and watching Netflix more seriously (it may as well be my job at this point). 

We know all too well the feeling of logging into our Netflix account or whoever the account belongs to that you're piggybacking on (thanks Dad!) and staring blindly at the screen after feeling like you have seen everything. Netflix has many tv series and movies on offer, with adding something new daily making it impossible for you to have seen *everything*. As I'm a avid Netflix viewer I decided to make a list of recommendations for my friends and family adding to it whenever I enjoyed something new. As we are all stuck at home I thought I'd share this with you (in no particular order)!

Money Heist
Orphan Black
Gossip Girl
Stranger Things
Sex Education
Love Sick
The Sinner
Santa Clarita Diet
Luther
You Me Her
Hannibal
Doctor Foster
Friends from College 
Unbelievable 
You
Girl Boss 
White Gold
Russian Doll
Three Girls (get the tissues ready I sobbed through most of this!)
How to get away with Murder 
The Stranger 
Locke & Key 


You can sign up to a Netflix account here - https://www.netflix.com/gb/