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Lifestyle & Beauty: Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Posted on March 21, 2017

Hi Guys!

I’m not sure how on earth it’s almost Mother’s Day already – didn’t Christmas just happen? Anyway, Mother’s Day is right around the corner so I thought I’d gather together a few lovely gift ideas to hopefully give you some inspiration. I’ve tried to include a bit of everything here to cover a range of budgets – Enjoy!

Starting off with some beautiful rose gold jewellery from Ted baker – the Ted Baker Ceanna Cuff Bracelet & Edda Bow Necklace (£17.50 each at Amara) are such good bargains, I had to include them. They’re both half price at the moment (£17.50 rather than £35.00 each) which really is a fantastic bargain.

The Ceanna Gem Frame Cuff Bracelet is made from brass with rose gold coloured plating, it features a gem frame design and is enhanced with Swarovski crystal embellishments. And the Edda Bow Necklace also has a rose gold finish, with a super cute baby pink bow pendant.

I also had to include the lovely Ted Baker Hat Box Gift Set (£18.00 at Boots) – This decorative hat box contains a 200ml refreshing body wash, a large 250ml shimmering body soufflé and a mini bath scrunchie. The box is also very pretty and would be great to keep or to use for future gifting.

Next I have this super sweet Cupcake Kit (£24.99 at Amara) – this handy kit contains everything you need to bake and decorate 8 cupcakes. Inside the box is a pastry bag, 7 pastry tips, 1 pastry clip, 8 re-usable silicone cupcake cups and 1 recipe booklet, featuring step-by-step instructions for using the pastry bag and creating delicious cupcakes. I’m looking forward to trying this set out with my son very soon! 🙂

The Swash London Floral Meadow Notebook (£12.50 at Amara) is another half price find in the Amara sale. This fun and colourful notebook has plain pages and a hardback cover, finished with a hot pink elasticated bank closure and a matching ribbon marker.

Clarins have also recently brought out some lovely products which would make wonderful Mother’s Day gifts. The Clarins Tender Moments Collection is a mini collection of products in cute, limited edition packaging.

The Skin Illusion Blush (£16.00 at House of Fraser) is a handy little product that’s perfect to give cheeks a pop of colour. I love the compact style of the packaging, and Clarins has also incorporated a mirror onto the lid which is a really nice touch. The formula contains active plant ingredients which offer added comfort and radiance on application, and I love that the product is super easy to apply with the integrated sponge.

And the Daily Energizer Lovely Lip Balm (£16.00 at House of Fraser) – rather than just a bog standard lip balm, this nifty little product contains an ‘intelligent pigment’ which reacts with the lips’ pH to develop a personalised natural pink shade. The balm also promises to repair and nourish whilst the peachy fragrance smells good enough to eat.

For Mum’s that like a brew, the Silken Pyramids Selection Box Set (£22.00 at Newby Teas) is the perfect set for branching out into new tea flavours. This luxury selection box is filled with silken pyramids which have been individually wrapped for freshness. There are four beautifully-aromatic infusions to choose from, including:  Jasmine Princess, Strawberry & Mango, Hunan Green and Rooibos Orange.

For mums in need of a pamper (hands up!) the La Source Collection (from £6.00 at Crabtree & Evelyn) is definitely worth checking out.

The La Source collection draws inspiration from the restorative powers of the sea, and is carefully designed to restore, condition and rejuvenate the skin from head to toe. Formulated with a blend of ingredients such as underwater algae, mineral salts and seaweeds the products in this collection allow you to escape everyday life and immerse yourself in spa-like rituals.

Of the above products so far I’ve tried the beautiful La Source EDT fragrance, and the Refreshing Body Mist. They both smell wonderfully light and refreshing, and I think any mums in need of some me-time would love to receive these this Mother’s Day.

I’m pretty sure I can’t plan a gift guide without including a candle! This Cat Candle (£45.00 from Lush Designs) is just so unusual and striking, I think cat lovers and candle fans would both love it. The candle itself is available in a either lavender or rosemary & watermelon scents, and it’s housed in a wonderful bone china container, decorated with cats and embellished with pure gold lustre.

For fans of skincare, the Foreo Luna 2 (£169.00 at Foreo) would make a fantastic gift. It is expensive, but in my opinion it’s worth the splurge when you consider how much use you’d get out of it.

The LUNA 2 is an enhanced T-Sonic face brush and anti-aging system that gives you a completely personalized cleansing, and it’s now available with four specialized brush types for a tailor-made skin care experience. I won’t go into too much detail here, but please check out my previous review if you’d like to hear more about the Foreo Luna 2.

Another one of my favourite brands for gifting is Molton Brown, and their new Exquisite Vanilla & Violet Flower Shower Gel & Lotion Gift Set (£45.00 at Molton Brown) really would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. This limited edition bath and body set blends notes of creamy vanilla over delicate floral scents of violet flower and orris, to create a stunning fragrance. The set is presented with a grosgrain bow and violet-hued metallic caps in an exquisite limited edition Mother’s Day gift box.

For a budget option, this Exquisite Choices Gift Set (£12.95 at Pretty Little Treats) is just so girly and pretty. The handcrafted set contains four pampering treats: a mini pot of hand cream, a lip balm, a bath treat, and a matchbox solid perfume bar. The products are all beautifully packaged, and presented in a luxury box which is perfect for gifting.

On to fragrance now, DKNY Be Tempted Eau So Blush (£50.00 for 50ml at House of Fraser) is a wonderfully fresh and sparkling fragrance that’s perfect for Spring. Be Tempted Eau So Blush opens with an invigorating blend of Pink Grapefruit infused with juicy Blood Orange and succulent Red Currant, whetting the appetite with mouthwatering notes. With a playful allure, Pink Peony, sensual Jasmine and Cedar Wood at the heart lead to a base of rich Creamy Woods, Apricot and Musk.

  • Top Notes: Pink Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Magnolia and Red Currant.
  • Heart Notes: Peony, Jasmine and Cedarwood.
  • Base Notes: Creamy Woods, Apricot and Musk.

I’ve also included Estee Lauder Modern Muse Nuit EDP (£70.00 at House of Fraser)- this floral woody oriental scent blends sophisticated floral tones with creamy woods to create a beautiful contrasting accord that is lushly vibrant yet luxuriously warm. More of an evening fragrance than the original Modern Muse, this scent is opulent, glamorous and sensual.

  • Top Notes: Mandarin and Bourgeon de Cassis.
  • Heart Notes: Chamomile, Jasmine Absolute, Jasmine Sambac China and Heliotrope.
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, Clearwood, Tonka Beans, Madagascar Vanilla, Musks and Amber.

And I had to include this Elie Saab Le Parfum Gift Set (£49.30 at Escentual) – I’m a massive fan of Elie Saab fragrances so I think this Le Parfum gift set would make a wonderful present for Mother’s Day. If you’re not familiar with the scent, Le Parfum is a beautiful, voluptuous and feminine fragrance. It opens with a radiant Orange Blossom, leading to a heart of elegant Jasmine Absolute, combining with a pure, modern Patchouli. The base note unfolds into a Cedar Woody Accord adding character and a lingering trail, while the Honey Rose envelops the composition in a beautifully addictive note.

The gift set includes: Le Parfum EDP 50ml, Le Parfum Scented Body Lotion 50ml, and an Elie Saab Red Clutch Bag.

  • Top Notes: Orange Blossom.
  • Heart Notes: Jasmine Absolute and Patchouli.
  • Base Notes: Clear Woods and Honey Rose.

And lastly, I also wanted to show you this stunning fragrance from Vince Camuto: Fiori (£55.00 at Debenhams). I just love Vince Camuto bottles, they’s so striking and would look just wonderful displayed on a dressing table. Fiori (meaning Flowers in Italian) is a fresh, light and  uplifting fragrance featuring top notes of luscious Pink Grapefruit and ripened White Nectarine, a heart of sheer Iris and dewy Freesia, leading to a base of rich Sandalwood and creamy Blonde Cedarwood.

  • Top Notes: Pink Grapefruit and white Nectarine
  • Heart Notes: Iris and Freesia.
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood and Blonde Cedarwood.

I’m sorry this ended up being such a ling post – well done if you made it this far! I hope you have a lovely Mother’s Day whatever you do, and I hope you enjoyed my gift guide xxx

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New In Beauty: Products Worth Checking Out!

Posted on September 13, 2016

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Hi Guys!

There have been so many fantastic beauty launches recently, I thought I’d put a post together to show you some of my favourites that are definitely worth checking out. There’s a mixture of high end as well as affordable products here, so hopefully there will be something for everyone. Get your wish lists at the ready!

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Ok so let’s start with the L’Occitane La Flamme Candle (£8.00 at L’Occitane) – this just ticks all the boxes for me. You may know by now that I have a slight candle obsession, and this one smells lovely, with a delicate citrus scent, it’s also very affordable and on top of that 100% of the profits go to charity.

The limited edition La Flamme Candle has been developed in an exclusive partnership with Marie Claire in order to raise funds for the education of girls and young women in developing countries. 100% of the profits will be donated to selected charities supporting girls’ schools and education projects in Cambodia, Uganda, Sierre Leone and Burkina Faso – this is a must have!

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Next, a couple of new products from one of my favourite beauty brands, Clarins. I love Clarins lips products and their Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors (18.00) and Daily Energiser Lip Balm (£18.00, both at John Lewis) are just gorgeous every-day products.

The Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors now come in three new shades – Pink Shimmer, Orange Shimmer and Red Shimmer – giving lips an instant plump, glossy shine which nourishes and prevents dehydration. And the Daily Energiser Lip Balm offers 8 hours of hydration whilst smoothing and plumping – it also subtly enhances the colour of your lips.

Another favourite brand of mine, Lancome have recently launched their Grandiose Liner (£23.00) and Extreme Mascara (£25.00) both at House of Fraser.

The Grandiôse Liner is a truly innovative product offering a bendable wand which you can angle pretty much however you like, to help you get right into the base of the lashes and create the perfect line. It also has an ultra fine tip for creating a super sharp cat-eye, and the product formula has a long-lasting, smudge-resistant matte finish. The Grandiôse Extrême Mascara also features a ‘Swan-Neck’ wand and high-precision brush which grabs lashes close to the roots to beautifully fan them out on application. Grandiose Extreme gives extreme volume and an ultra intense longwear look for up to 24 hours.

And the Pur Cosmetics HydraFluid Water Serum Foundation (£28.00 at Beauty Bay) – I actually have a fantastic powder compact from Pur which I’ve been using for a long time, so I was excited to try out their latest foundation offering. The Hydra Fluid Water Serum Foundation utilises a unique Water Complex which combines water sourced from the Swiss Alps to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin with intense hydration. The formula is thin and watery, feeling lightweight on the skin and giving light to medium coverage. Those with dry or dehydrated skin who are looking for a lightweight base should definitely check this out.

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Colour correcting products are everywhere at the moment, and this Sleek Colour Corrector Palette (£7.99 at Boots) is a fantastic budget option. It contains six easy-to-blend colour correctors to minimise skin imperfections and counteract discolouration, leaving you with an even base for flawless foundation application.

And if you’re looking for some new lip balms on the cheap, this I Heart Makeup I Heart My Lips Set (£10.00 at Tam Beauty) could be right up your street. The set includes five pill shaped balms in an assortment of flavours for only £10.00 – so there’s one for your bag, your desk, your car… you get the idea!

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On the subject of lip balms, the ESPA Nourishing Lip Treatment (£19.00 at John Lewis) is definitely worth picking up if you’re looking for something a little more intensive. This nourishing Lip Treatment is packed with active ingredients to instantly smooth and soften the lips, whilst adding a hint of gloss. My dry lips have been loving this lately!

While we’re talking about lips, if you’re looking to treat yourself, personally I think you can’t beat a lipstick. And if you’re feeling pretty flush, a Chantecaille Lipstick (£30.00 at Space NK) is definitely worth the money – this lipstick is smooth and comfortable, and the formula is enriched with vitamins A and C and emollient amino acids for a super luxurious feel on the lips.

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On to hair now – L’Oreal Professional have a couple of new styling products, in the form of French Froisse Texture Definition Cream, and Messy Cliche Texture Definition Spray (£11.95 each at HQ Hair). So basically the cream is for thick hair, and the spray is for fine hair, and they both pretty much do the same thing, giving you tousled, textured lengths with natural shine.

And not forgetting The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-in-1 wash scrub mask (£8.00 at The Body Shop) – this is a multi-use 3-in-1 product which can be used as a wash to remove excess oil, a scrub to exfoliate and unclog pores, or a mask to combat blemishes and tighten pores. I love multi-tasking products and I know this will definitely get a lot of use in my household.

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Soap and Glory are alway coming up with gorgeous new products, and their latest The Righteous Butter Diamond Edition (£8.00 at Soap & Glory) is a must have for S&G fans! This is basically a re-vamped edition of their famous Righteous Butter, with added pearlescent shimmer, mica powders and real diamond dust!

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Next we have the Erborian Liquid BB Creme Au Ginseng ($48.00 at Sephora) – I love a cushion foundation and Erborian’s Liquid BB Cream is a fantastic compact. It contains Ginseng, known in Korea for its smoothing properties and gives lightweight, sheer coverage to help even out skin tone, leaving the complexion feeling fresh and moisturised.

I also love the new W7 Shade & Swap (£4.95 at W7) – this handy little pot instantly cleans your makeup brushes so you can swap between colours quickly and easily. Just sweep your brush over the sponge a couple of times and Bob’s your uncle!

Kiehls is another favourite skincare brand of mine, and their MTV Staying Alive Ultra Facial Cream (£43.50 at John Lewis) is definitely worth picking up if you’re in need of a new moisturiser. This Limited edition Ultra Facial Cream continuously replenishes moisture throughout the day, leaving skin feeling smooth, soft and hydrated. And for each pot sold, Kiehl’s will give £10.00 to the MTV Staying Alive Foundation to support 3 projects around the world to empower young women.

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Well there we have it, I hope you found this post useful – please do let me know if you have any of these products, I’d love to hear your thoughts! xxx

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World Duty Free Beauty Exclusives: NARS / Michael Kors / Clarins

Posted on September 7, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Keeping with the travel theme from my last post, I have a wonderful selection of brand new airport exclusive beauty sets that aren’t available on the high street to share with your today.

Whilst travelling to and from New York, I must admit I was very good and managed to resist duty free except for a couple of small treats for Freddy. Duty free really is the icing on the cake when you fly though – I mean who wouldn’t want to save money! If you’re not familiar with World Duty Free, they’re basically your one stop shop for airport shopping, including beauty, jewellery and sunglasses as well as wines and spirits.

World Duty Free have sent me over a selection of their exclusive beauty products, in the form of four fabulous sets – I should also mention that if you’re an organised shopper, it’s definitely worth checking out World Duty Free’s new Reserve & Collect facility on their site, which literally lets you reserve your goods and collect at the airport – how handy is that!

Ok so lets take a look at the beauty sets they’ve sent over…

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Starting with the Michael Kors Gold Collection EDP Trio (£62.45) – this trio of fragrances really does smell as beautiful as it looks. This sweet little set contains 3x 30ml bottles of Michael Kors Gold Collection fragrances, including – White Luminous Gold – a sparkling and sensuous scent with an intoxicating burst of pear, jasmine and amber. 24K Brilliant Gold, a feminine and seductive fragrance, shimmering with orange mandarin, voluptuous florals and a rousing spark of woodiness. And Rose Radiant Gold, described as tantalizing and hypnotic it entices with a spotlight on sparkling spice, textured with a charming femininity of rich florals and soft musk.

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Next the Clarins French Beauty Box Set (£36.00) – this set contains a collection of Clarins iconic skincare must-haves. I absolutely love Clarins products, and I think this set would be perfect as a treat for yourself (you deserve it!) or as a lovely gift. The box contains 30ml’s of the following cult Clarins products – Beauty Flash Balm, Hydraquench Cream, Tonic Body Oil, Gentle Foaming Cleanser (for normal or combination skin) and Moisture-Rich Body Lotion.

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Now onto the makeup! NARS is always going to be a winner, whether you’re buying for yourself or somebody else, and they have some fantastic sets on offer at World Duty Free. The Narsissist Jetsetter Lip Pencil Trio (£42.00) is a travel exclusive set that contains three full size NARS Lip Pencils in cult-favorite shades – the Jardin des Tuileries Satin Lip Pencil, which is a pretty ballerina pink shade, and the Dolce Vita and Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, which are a natural pink and an intense bright red. I already have Dragon girl which is one of my all-time favourite red shades.

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And lastly – more NARS! The Narsissist Jetsetter Orgasm Set (£42.00) is a fabulous little set of NARS ‘Orgasm’ classics. Beauty fans will know that ‘Orgasm’ is NARS’ cult blush shade, which has also been incorporated into a whole range of products. You can now pick up a full-size powder Orgasm Blush, and full size hydrating Lip Gloss, as well as a mini sheer Illuminator, and a mini multi-tasking Multiple stick in one handy travel set.

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I’ve been browsing the World Duty Free site and there are so many more lovely things on there, I highly recommend you check it out if you’re travelling soon!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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My Clarins Sun Care Prescription for Sensitive Skin

Posted on August 16, 2016

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Hi Guys!

The lovely guys at Clarins have put together a special package of sun protection products just for me today – well I do feel special! We all know how important sun care is, but do we all actually wear a SPF on a daily basis?? I know I don’t – and I really should. My skin is fair, and often sensitive, and also burns pretty easily. I very rarely go out in the sun so I need products that I know will work in terms of protection, as well as being gentle on my often irritated skin. Here’s what Clarins recommended –

First of all we have the Sun Care Spray Gentle Milk-Lotion UVB20 (£18.00 at John Lewis) – this is basically sun protection made easy – which is what I’m all about! This is a no-fuss, no-mess milk lotion spray, with a fresh, fluid texture. It’s also water-resistant and ideal for all skin types in strong sunshine.

And next the Clarins Sun Care Cream For Sun-Sensitive Skin UVB30 (£18.00 at John Lewis) – as you can tell by the name, this product is specifically made for sensitive skin. It’s a surprisingly light-textured, water-resistant high-protection cream that’s specially formulated for fair and sun-sensitive skins in very strong sunlight.

The Sun Wrinkle Control Cream UVB30 (£20.00 at John Lewis) – is described as ideal protection for sun-sensitive skin or skin exposed to intense sunlight. It provides reinforced sun protection with photostable and heat-resistant UVB-UVA filters, and it promises to protect against dehydration as well as helping to prevent the visible signs of premature skin ageing.

And lastly the After Sun Gel Ultra-Soothing (£20.00 at John Lewis) – After sun is one of those products I never seem to have in the cupboard, until I actually need it and it’s too late! This ultra-soothing gel rehydrates the skin whilst prolonging your tan. It’s highly refreshing thanks to watermelon extract, and leaves skiing feeling moisturized, soft and supple. Top tip – keep your after sun in the fridge so it’s extra cool and refreshing on application.

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I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Clarins Autumn 2016 Makeup Collection

Posted on July 13, 2016

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Hi Guys!

One of my favourite brands for both skincare and makeup is back again! Clarins have just announced their Autumn 2016 range – which isn’t the biggest collection of products in the world, but when you look at what’s on offer, I think you’ll want it all…

This Autumn, Clarins Make-Up Collection focuses on the eyes allowing you to emphasise, volumise and highlight effortlessly to transform your look from day to night. With textures that care for the skin and are as easy to apply as they are to wear, the new collection will become a staple for everyday make-up to achieve a flawless complexion and beautiful eyes.

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Let’s start by looking at the BB Skin Detox Fluid SPF 25 (£30.00) – Now I wasn’t too sure what to make of this at first… what on earth is a ‘Detox Fluid’ anyway? We it’s described as being ‘half make-up, half skin care’ and promises to instantly enhance the complexion – giving skin a new lease of life.

The BB Skin Detox Fluid contains beneficial plant extracts, including acerola seed to encourage skin oxygenation, meadowsweet extract to help maintain skin’s balance and aloe vera extract and hyaluronic acid complex to provide all day hydration. It promises to correct imperfections using 3D radiance pigments which optically break up the light into three dimensions to give skin a soft, unified glow.

It feels really nice on the skin – it’s lightweight with a light coverage, which is perfect for those looking for an easy-to-apply light base. There are only two shades available though – 00 Fair and 01 Light, so unfortunately this won’t be suitable for darker skin tones.

Next the Mascara Supra Volume (£21.50) – this is Clarins’ latest volumising Mascara, with a brand new re-invented formula utilising their new Volume Booster Complex: containing carnauba wax powder and cassie flower which together form a film that coats and shapes the lashes, for exceptional and long-lasting volume. Clarins also promises that with repeated application, lash volume will be increased and strengthened – which sounds fantastic to me!

I’ve tried this mascara a couple of times now, and I have to tell you that I love it. It gives fantastic volume to my super short lashes without clumping, and also keeps the lashes separated. I think this has just become my new go-to mascara 🙂 It’s available in 01 Intense Black, or 02 Intense Brown for a more natural look.

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And lastly, the 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palettes (£34.00) – these gorgeous colour palettes come in four different neutral-toned colour ways specifically to suit different eye colours. Each palette contains a variety of matte, satin and pearlescent shades which can easily be built up to create a more dramatic eye, and they’re also formulated for both wet and dry use. The palettes are as follows –

  • 01 Nude – for blue eyes.
  • 02 Rosewood –  for green eyes.
  • 03 Brown – for brown eyes.
  • 04 Oud (Harrods and Selfridges Exclusive) – for hazel eyes.

These palettes really are fantastic! They’re small enough to pop into a makeup bag or handbag – which I love, and the shades included are just spot on. You’ve got lighter shades for day-wear, darker shades for smokey eyes, and the fact that you can use them wet means you can intensify any looks you wish to create too. These are perfect fool-proof eye palettes for Autumn.

If you’d like to see swatches of anything or have any questions, please do feel free to leave a comment or say hello on social – I’m at tsncblog on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat 🙂

The Clarins Autumn collection will be available from August 2016.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Clarins Limited Edition Sunkissed Summer Makeup Collection

Posted on May 5, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Clarins have been bringing out some fantastic products of late (check out their amazing new Boosters and Multi Active Day and Night Creams) and now their Sunkissed Summer makeup collection has just landed!

Look beautiful all summer long with Clarins Sunkissed make-up collection. Whether you are tanning by the pool or going out in the warm summer evenings, Clarins creates a flawless complexion, sparkling eyes and fresh, fruity lips with these new beauty essentials for summer. The Sunkissed collection presents a harmony of rich gold and bronze shades to illuminate, giving a glowing complexion.

The collection contains everything you need for beautiful fresh summer looks – with a Bronzing & Blush Compact, a selection of Shimmering Waterproof Eye Colours, a Lip Oil, Fix’ Makeup Setting Spray, and Fix’ Mascara…

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The Waterproof Eyeshadow Shimmering Cream Colours (£18.00) are just so beautiful. They come in a selection of four shimmering, easy to wear neutral shades – 01 Golden Peach, 02 Golden Sand (above bottom), 03 Silver Taupe (above top) and 04 Copper Brown.

These cream eyeshadows have a super soft and easily blendable formula which glides beautifully on the eyelids. They include fine pearl particles to provide shimmering colour, and bitter orange tree wax to help create a protective shield against water and humidity, ensuring a long-lasting waterproof hold. If you’re looking for some easy to wear, waterproof eyeshadows for the summer, I’d highly recommend trying these out.

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Next is the Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 03 Red Berry (£19.00) – this is a wonderfully juicy and sweetly scented lip oil, with a hint of colour that leaves lips with a light berry tint. The first thing that hit me about this product was the smell, it’s amazingly sweet and reminds me of something – sweets probably! – from when I was a child. It really does smell good enough to eat! It also has a completely non-sticky formula, containing nourishing hazelnut oil, annatto oil and organic jojoba oils, to leave lips feeling nourished and comfortable for hours on end.

And the Double Fix’ Mascara (£20.00) – now with a new and improved formula, this is basically a clear top coat made specifically to make your current favourite mascara waterproof – you can also wear on its own for super glossy lashses, or use it as as an invisible brow tamer. Again, this formula is enriched with bitter orange tree wax, to help create a protective, water repellent shield, ensuring long-lasting, waterproof results.

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And lastly the Fix’ Make-Up (£24.00) – now I’m really hoping this will be the answer to all my problems where it comes to my makeup melting off my face in the summer. This is a super fine and delicate mist with cooling properties, it hydrates the skin whilst setting your makeup, by forming an invisible, fixing veil over the face.

The formula contains Aloe vera for maintaining skin hydration, Allantoin to sooth, and Clarins exclusive Anti-Pollution Complex to protect the skin from external aggressors. Fix’ Make-Up also has a lovely light scent of grapefruit extract and organic rose floral water to refresh both the skin and senses.

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I think this is such a fabulous collection, the Waterproof Eye Colours and Fix’ Make-Up are definitely my favourites – I just need to get my hands on the Bronzing & Blush Compact now!

The Clarins Limited Edition Sunkissed Summer Makeup Collection is available now from House of Fraser.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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New Clarins Boosters: Energy / Repair / Detox

Posted on March 24, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Clarins’ latest offering to the world of skincare is something a little different – and I think I rather like it! They’ve come up with a range of ‘Boosters’ – basically highly concentrated products for specific concerns, and you just add a couple of drops of to your current skincare or foundation, as and when you need it. So for example, if you’re feeling a bit run down you might make sure you get some extra Vitamin C into your diet, with Clarin’s Boosters, if you’re feeling a bit under the weather you might add a couple of drops of the Energy Booster to your moisturiser to perk up, of if you’ve had a hard night on the tiles you could add some Detox Booster to your foundation the next day – this one pretty much explains itself!

‘The new Boosters are incredibly easy to apply, deliver exceptional results and more importantly, give every woman’s skin a boost in their time of need.’

BOOSTER Energy – The energising care for fatigued skin. This highly concentrated formula contains ginseng extract, a Chinese medicinal plant know for its stimulating properties. This booster tones and re-energizes skin whilst minimizing signs of fatigue and reviving radiance. Perfect for:

  • Late nights
  • Hectic lifestyle
  • Long haul travel
  • Fatigue

BOOSTER Repair – The repairing care for weakened skin. This ultra-concentrated formula contains mimosa tenuiflora extract, a Mayan medicinal plant known for its repairing properties. This booster reduces feelings of discomfort and diminishes redness by optimizing the skin’s strength and in turn its recovery. Perfect for:

  • Sunburn
  • Extreme climates
  • Hard, salt or chlorinated water

BOOSTER Detox – The detox care for congested skin. This highly enriched formula contains green coffee extract, a plant from tropical Africa high in caffeine and known for its detoxifying properties. This booster detoxifies and purifies to revive radiance and plump the skin. Perfect for:

  • Partying
  • Overindulgence
  • Extreme pollution

I just love the theory behind these range or products, and they couldn’t be easier to use – you just mix 3 to 5 drops with your moisturiser, mask or foundation, and apply as normal – easy!

Clarins Booster droppers will be available from April, at £30 each.

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