Monday, June 22, 2015

Dolce & Gabbana The One Perfume and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal.

Hi lovelies!

I hope you've all been well, and keeping warm this cold winter (if you're The lovely people at Recreate Yourself (Ry.com.au) recently offered me the opportunity to try their website out. I was given the generous opportunity to pick something out and experience their service for myself.

With a generous array of skincare, haircare, perfumes and cosmetics on offer, it was no easy feat trying to decide what to pick, but I went with the Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP Perfume, which I'd always wanted, and the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal, which has been on my wishlist for ages!

Dolce & Gabbana The One perfume and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal.

I picked out my items on a Wednesday, the dispatch email was sent out to me on the Thursday and I received my items the following Monday! I'd say 3 day shipping (business days, that is) for standard shipping to Victoria is really good! I also received two cute little freebies with my order, an ASAP cleansing gel sample and a mini nail file.

Keep reading after the jump!

Dolce & Gabbana The One perfume and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal.

Let's talk about the perfume first. This is a gorgeous scent, and as it's an eau de parfum (EDP), I love that it's quite long wearing. This is classified as an oriental fruity floral, and described as follows by Fragrantica.com:

"The composition opens with softly fresh mandarin, bergamot, litchi and peach. The heart is thin and balmy, with the notes of jasmine, lily of the valley and white lily which graciously intertwine with the fruity touch of plum. The woodsy-powdery base is created of vetiver root, amber, musk and vanilla."

I would definitely agree that this is a sophisticated, fruity scent which is saved from being too innocent by the woodsy vanilla-musk undertones. I love that it's mysterious, yet classy and sophisticated, and I can still scent it on myself hours later! This is definitely one of the favourites of my collection, and I've gotten lovely compliments while wearing this out. I think the bottle is fairly classic in design, and the whole package just goes together beautifully, down from the metallic gold box, to the clear bottle with the metallic gold boxy lid, and finally, the amber coloured perfume.

Dolce & Gabbana The One perfume.

If anyone is interested, here's the list of ingredients in the perfume.

Dolce & Gabbana The One perfume. 

Next up, we have the gorgeous Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal. I regret picking this...simply because it's so amazing that I now want every single shade available. That is all. Sigh. This is available in two different formulations, poured (a liquid finish) and pressed (a powder finish).

Opal is a simply beautiful golden pearl shade which I think would suit all skintones. I love dusting a dab of it on my cheekbones using my Zoeva highlighter brush, and often dust a tiny bit down the bridge of my nose, inner eye corners and along my brow bone.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal.

The compact itself is really sturdy, with a matte metallic lid, housed securely within a matte velvet compact. It closes with a click, so there's little danger of it accidentally coming open in your bag if you choose to carry it with you. I do like that there's a mirror inside, because it makes it a lot easier to touch up on the go.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal.

The powder itself has a beautiful texture, soft, buttery and providing a beautiful sheen without any obvious glitter particles. You can blend it out for a soft, glowy finish, or build it up for that high fashion shimmery look that is ever so popular in magazine spreads!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal.

I've included two swatches below. The one on the left is blended out, while the one on the right is heavily swatched with a finger. It doesn't pop too much on my skin in the lighting in this photo, but I assure you that it looks beautiful on my cheekbones!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal.

Ry.com.au ship internationally, and there's a rewards point system in place, which you can use to offset future purchases. Standard shipping within Australia is also free for purchases above $99 AUD, and the other shipping options also sound pretty reasonable, so I'll definitely be shopping with them again! I love that they offer a price match guarantee so you know that you're always getting the best bargain for your buck!

What do you think of my picks, lovelies? Do you own any of these? What shades of the shimmering skin perfector do you think I ought to try next? I'm also really interested in trying out the Becca The One Perfecting Brush...one brush to do your whole face? I'm sold!

Much love,
MM.
x


Note: These products were kindly provided for editorial consideration. This has not affected my opinion in any way. For more information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy.

22 comments:

  1. Great choice.. I love this perfume :)
    http://notebookofclaire.blogspot.gr/

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  2. OH MY GOD Becca killed me. Seriously. I need that beautiful gem in my collection.



    Creepers & Cupcakes

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    1. I hate to sound like an enabler but...YOU MUST!

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  3. Opal looks so beautiful and I love their packaging too !

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    1. It certainly is, Saumya, I heartily recommend it!

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  4. The Becca Skin Perfector is such a pretty shade, so lovely x

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  5. Ooh the Becca Skin Perfector looks beautiful! I'm really loving a good highlight at the moment :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh, me too! It's my current favourite, but I just got my hands on the Jaclyn Hill-Becca collab and it's running a very close second!

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  6. OMG!!! I wanna try that powder. It seems something worth trying out.

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  7. I haven't tried these products, but Becca highlighter is in my wish list to try :) Its so beautiful x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. Laura, you simply must, there's a reason it's so hyped up!

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  8. Ooooh! Those are some excellent picks! I went with an appliance and a couple of brushes. I really want some Becca now!

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  9. I've been wanting to try that Becca Skin Perfector for so long!!! Ahhhh
    It's so pretty!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Ry.com.au too :) Their postage is so fast!
    Great post :)

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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    1. Isn't it just, Sarah?! I love them...I want EVERYTHING!

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  10. Nice. The One is one of my favourites. I don't have A favourite unfortunately, I have a few. Hope you like it! x

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    1. What are your favourites? I'd love to know!

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  11. great choices! my mum really loves that perfume...that Becca shimmering skin perfector looks amazing! great to hear that you had such a great experience with their site :) x

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    1. Thanks, Evelyn!

      I love that perfume, it's magnificent!

      You should definitely check out that skin perfector if you can, it's phenomenal!

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