There’s nothing worse than treating yourself to a bottle of perfume and realising it’s worn off by lunchtime. If this sounds familiar and you want to get more from your collection, here are my top tips to make yours last all day.

Moisturise
Perfume and dry skin do not get along. Without well moisturised skin your fragrance has nothing to ‘hold’ onto, so before you spray your favourite perfume, slather your skin with your favourite moisturiser. That said, it’s best not to pick a strawberry body lotion if your perfume isn’t fruity – think about your scent combinations.

Open your pores
Don’t worry, this isn’t as radical as it sounds… Quite simply, the best time to use your perfume is after you’ve showered because your pores will be open. Remembering to spritz after your shower should remind you to moisturise too.

Concentration makes a difference
If you’ve ever wondered what makes your fragrance a Perfume, an Eau de Parfum or an Eau de Toilette, here’s your answer: concentration. Fragrances diluted with higher quantities of water don’t last as long and are normally more affordable than those diluted with oil. Starting with the most concentrated, the scale is Perfume, Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette.

Think about storage
Believe it or not, your beloved bottles don’t belong in the bathroom. Perfume really doesn’t like humidity, heat or light so instead, why not pop them on display in your bedroom? Just be sure to keep them away from the window!

Don’t tap your wrists
This is one of the beauty myths that needs to be busted once and for all. Tapping your wrists together once you’ve applied perfume does not make it go further, it actually does the opposite by ruining the delicate, light top notes of the fragrance. So next time you reach for your perfume, stop the tapping!

Intelligent spritzing 
Target your pressure points when spraying your perfume. I tend to focus on my wrists, behind the ears and I like to spray my hair when it’s down too. If you’re wearing a scarf, why not spray that? The amount you use should be guided by the concentration of your fragrance – you need more Eau de Toilette than Perfume.

Next time you’re applying your favourite scent, remember these tips and you’ll notice a big difference in longevity! If you have any additional hacks and tricks to make your fragrance last all day, I’d love to hear them.

Sincerely, Sarah xx

I’ve fallen back in love with vlogging this weekend. I hadn’t planned on taking the camera with me but when the moment hit, I went with it, and I’m really glad I did.

Between picnics in the park, braving Oxford Street and a sweet surprise, I had a fab weekend. If you fancy some happy montages, lots of smiles and hopefully some feel good escapism, take a watch…

As I mentioned in the video, I’m now running not one, but two giveaways! To enter, simply head over to my twitter and instagram posts – you can’t miss them.

How was your bank holiday weekend? What did you get up to?

Sincerely, Sarah xx

There are many ‘pale girl problems’ when it comes to makeup, and finding the right bronzer can definitely be one of them. I regularly dismiss bronzers that are too orangey, or quite simply, make me look a bit dirty. If that sounds familiar, you need to try The Body Shop, Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder.

The Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder has quickly become my go-to product for a natural, sun-kissed look. It’s totally matte so if you’re looking for shimmer and sparkle, this won’t be for you. I wear the Honey Bronzer all over to warm up my complexion but it makes a great contour too!

I love that it’s genuinely difficult to go overboard with this bronzer, so it’s perfect for makeup beginners and ladies of all ages. That said, if you prefer a more obviously bronzed look, go up a shade – there are 6 to choose from. I wear shade 01 and it really is the most wearable, fuss-free bronzer I’ve ever tried.

It’s not even just the product itself that’s fab, the packing is super cute too! The Body Shop have gone for a lovely honeycomb detail on the pressed powder AND there’s a mirror in the slimline compact.

My inner pale girl squealed the first time I used this. The Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder is simple, it works and it’s truly universal. You can pick one up for £14.00 in any Body Shop store or online here. As with all Body Shop purchases, don’t forget to keep an eye out for their sales and 3 for 2 deals – they’re not to be missed.

Sincerely, Sarah xx