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The 2019 Valentine’s Luxury Gift Guide

Posted on February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, so I thought I’d gather together a selection of gorgeous luxury beauty products to share with you. Many are new releases, as well as a few other special treats – I hope you enjoy!

Let’s start with a couple of beautiful Rodin Olio Lusso x Vanessa Traina products.

‘Inspired by her fascination with the natural beauty of florals, the RODIN x Vanessa Traina collection of Luxury Lipsticks and Lip & Cheek Oils features sheer, softly-pigmented hues that simulate the look of crushed-petal stains of color.’

I have the Luxury Lip & Cheek Oil in Lilium, a sheer nude shade. This oil contains a combination of natural oils plus conditioners such as Turmeric Extract and Ceramides. It gives a light nourishing tint of colour, which is perfect for a subtle, healthy-looking flush. And I also have the Luxury Lipstick in shade Dianthus, also a pretty sheer nude. This lipstick contains RODIN’s signature Jasmine & Neroli Oil as well as Vitamin C and E to keep lips soft and supple. These are definitely worth checking out if you love light, natural looking makeup.

Moving over to fragrance, I have the brand new, super sweet Cacharel Yes I Am EDP. Housed in a striking red lipstick shaped bottle, this beautiful floral oriental fragrance opens with top notes of zesty mandarin, sweet raspberry and cardamom, developing into a heart of white floral accords including ginger flower, jasmine and gardenia, leading to a spicy and creamy base of milk and sandalwood.

I also have the latest from Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique line. Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Cabaret Edition EDP is a brand new take on this classic scent. This new Eau de Parfum unveils an irresistible oriental orange blossom with ginger and soft vanilla. The scent opens with surge of aphrodisiac top notes which are unveiled by the Classique version’s signature bold Ginger note, exalted by the gourmand heart of Orange blossom, and countered by an addictive base of sensual Vanilla and amber notes. This really is a beautiful take on the Classique fragrance – a must try for fans of the original.

Michael Kors Sparkling Blush is another scent that would make a lovely gift. Radiant, bright and sensual, this oriental floral woody fragrance opens with a burst of pink pepper, infused with rare rose petals. Its heart includes notes of mouth watering lychee and vivid vanilla, wrapped in a finish of sultry sandalwood.

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Lychee, Pear, Pink Pepper, Cassis
  • Heart Notes: Jasmine, Lily, Pink Frangipani, Magnolia, Rose Petals
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, Amber, Vanilla Bean, Vetiver

And Carven L’Eau Intense EDT – though not a female scent, I wanted to include this as it smells beautiful and would still make a lovely gift. This EDT combines top notes of fresh mint, sparkling grapefruit and Italian lemon, layered with aromatic lavender, birch leaves and warming ginger at the heart. The base is rounded off with a captivating base of cardamom, cedarwood and amber.

I wanted to mention that The Hut Group also have their very own Gift Guide on their site, you can check it out here 🙂

I also wanted to include a few new fragrance releases – Jimmy Choo Blossom EDP Special Edition would make the perfect every day scent. Opening with a sweet accord of exotic fruits, this fragrance is given a sparkling edge with its heart of frangipani flower, leading to a smooth sensual base of warm sandalwood. 

Another new launch is MOR Rosa Noir EDP – I have a few MOR skin and bath products, and I love their gorgeous scents and affordable prices. Rosa Noir EDP is described as a modern romantic scent, with an abundance of floral notes bringing together a wonderfully elegant and feminine fragrance.

  • Top Notes: Freesia, Ivy Leaves, Petitgrain
  • Heart Notes: Carnation, Rose, Lily of the Valley
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Musk

I also had to include Emporio Armani In Love With You EDP. This is a new version of Emporio Armani’s Because it’s You, and I absolutely love it! This oriental cherry scent is wonderfully sensual, sweet and fruity, capturing the feeling of first love.

Opening with a beautiful top note of black cherry essence, the scent leads to a floral heart of feminine jasmine absolute, and a seductive base of ambery facets – this truly is a beautiful scent, perfect for those that love sweet, feminine fragrances.

For those that are interested in niche or lesser known brands, the Le Couvent Des Minimes Botanical Colognes fragrances are definitely worth checking out. I have two of them –

Aqua Mysteri – Reminiscent of strolls through the orange gardens of Le Couvent des Minimes, this scent combines orange blossom with palmarosa and cedarwood to create a memorable olfactory experience.

Aqua Solis – This is a beautifully intense fragrance with distinct spicy citrus notes. The top opens with mandarin and cardamom, leading to a heart of rosemary and vetiver and musk at the base.

You may notice there’s also a beautiful jewellery item in front of the fragrance. This is the lovely gold plated Morse Code Bracelet from Buckley London. The cubic zirconia stones in the bracelet have been placed to represent morse code dots and dashes, spelling out ‘I Love You’ – how sweet!

Charlotte Tilbury have some gorgeous gifts available on their site. The Hollywood Lips set includes two best-selling shades of Hollywood Liquid Lipsticks, in Too Bad I’m Bad: a nourishing rosy pink matte, and Show Girl: a warm deep berry shade – this is a lovely affordable gift set.

Or how about the Magical Mini Brush Set? This is the 2nd edition collection of Charlotte’s best-selling makeup brushes, housed in a gorgeous mini glitter gold clutch, which is perfect for throwing your bank card and lippie in on a night out. The Mini Brush Set includes a Blusher Brush, Eye Blender Brush, Eye Smudger Brush and Lip Brush.

I recently received this seriously cute L’Occitane Rose Discovery Collection, which includes mini versions of their new Rose Fragrance Waters and Rose EDT scent. The fragrance Waters are available in three rose scents – Burst of Vitality, Cheerfulness and Relaxation. L’Occitane recommend you combine the Rose Eau de Toilette with a Fragrance Water of your choice to customise your scent according to your mood. I’m a big fan of the Rose EDT with the Burst of Vitality Fragrance Water – it adds a touch of citrus which is just beautiful.

The L’Occitane Rose Collection also includes a few divinely scented bath and body products too. There’s a Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Hand Cream and Soap, each fragranced with L’Occitane’s new fresh floral rose scent.

And lastly, I think luxury skincare products should definitely be considered for Valentine’s Day – if you’re a fan of high end skincare then these could be right up your street –

The Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus Serum is enriched with Copper Peptides to improve elasticity and firmness, Vitamin C to brighten the skin and combat discolouration and Omega 3, 6 and 9 to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The gentle yet effective formula promises to soothe redness, balance skin tone and visibly lift the facial contours for clearer, younger-looking and noticeably healthy looking skin.

The Aqua Reotier Mineral Mask is another new launch from L’Occitane. It’s an ultra-hydrating mask made with mineral-rich Réotier water, hyaluronic acid and water-binding molecules, to intensely quench skin’s thirst. Its non-oily texture helps to minimise the appearance of pores, leaving skin feeling recharged for a healthy-looking glow.  

The Givenchy Hydra Sparkling range is also worth looking at if you’re into light, refreshing skincare products. The Moisturising Bubbling Face Lotion gives skin an intensely refreshing sensation on application, leaving the complexion feeling toned, visibly revitalised and radiant. And the Rich Luminescence Moisturising Jelly Cream has a velvety fluid texture offering a delightfully refreshing effect on this skin, whilst promising to leave the complexion visibly smoothed and plumped. 

And lastly, I have the new Murad Revitalixir Recovery Serum – this sphere-infused serum for the face and eyes promises to smooth stress lines, reduce under-eye puffiness and dark circles, and renew vibrancy. It contains Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil to help smooth the skin, while boosting softness and moisture. This sounds like it’s just what my skin needs – I’ll let you know how I get on with this one 🙂 

Please note this post includes press samples. 

TSNC Christmas Gift Guide: Luxury Treats You Won’t Be Able To Resist

Posted on December 19, 2018

Hello friends! I’ve just finished off my latest gift guide, and this is definitely a good one! Full of luxury treats, there should be enough to inspire you for an extra special gift for a loved one, or even a little something for yourself this Christmas – enjoy! 🙂

Starting with this gorgeous Rodin Olio Lusso Holiday Lipstick Coffret – this mini lipstick set showcases five top-selling shades of Rodin Olio Lusso’s luxury lipstick, in a super cute golden spotted case. The creamy, ultra-smooth formula is enriched with jasmine and neroli oils, as well as Vitamin C and E nourish and soften, and the shades included are – Heavenly Hopp, So Mod, Red Hedy, Loving Lucy, and Billie on the Bike.

For skincare, the StriVectin Anti-Wrinkle Duo Set is definitely worth a look. Containing a pair of anti-ageing products to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, the kit promises to help you give you a firmer, brighter and younger-looking complexion. The set includes –

SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles and Stretch Marks 60ml – An anti-aging cream that visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and stretch marks.

SD Advanced Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles 30ml – Promoting smoother, brighter-looking skin, this anti-ageing formula helps to visibly reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, deep set wrinkles and dark circles.

On to fragrance now, I had to include the stunning Jean Paul Gaultier Classique 2018 Collectors Edition – fans of this classic fragrance will know every Christmas Jean Paul Gaultier produces a Classique collectors edition with brand new and innovative packaging. For 2018, the iconic glass bust is wearing a sweet red Christmas jumper dress, housed in a fully functioning snow globe.

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Velvet Fatale Collectors Edition is another special edition fragrance released for winter 2018. This is in fact the original Good Girl fragrance, presented in a stunning new limited edition red velvet collector’s bottle.

If you’re feeling particularly spendy, how about Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille Eau De Parfum? This gorgeous oriental vanilla fragrance really is the height of luxury – follow this delicious wood-scented journey, featuring notes of Coconut Milk, Black Vanilla Absolute, Beeswax, Caramelised Benzoin, and Liquorice, blended with Bitter Almond Paste, Gaïac Wood, Tonka Bean and Sandalwood at the base – just beautiful.

Berdoues Peng Lai Eau De Parfum is another fantastic choice if you’re looking for something high end and a little different. The Péng Lái fragrance represents the flower covered mountain where the goddess of flowers, He Xiangu, lived. Its floral and fruity softness reveals itself through one of China’s most precious materials, Osmanthus. Whilst smooth and sumptuous notes of Benzoin from Laos, and the Brazilian Tonka Bean blend to create a delicate and unforgettable fragrance.

For those looking for something cute and fun, the Lime Crime 10th Anniversary Brush Set could be the perfect gift! Presented in a rainbow box, this brush set includes four brushes – a Fluffy Highlighter Brush, Round Angled Shadow Brush, Angled Paddle Shadow Brush, and a Flat Liner/brow Brush. Each brush has clear handles, with pink glittery stars inside which float up and down as you use it 🙂

Another fragrance idea is new release, Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle EDP. This beautiful floral oriental scent is wonderfully romantic, feminine, and sensual. With top notes of Lychee, Rose Petals and Mimosa, a rich floral heart of Orange Flower, Gardenia and Tuberose, and Orris Root, a Blush Suede Accord, Marzipan Musk and Ambrox at the base. This is a must try for fans of Estee Lauder fragrances.

Gift sets always make wonderful Christmas presents, and this Templespa Do Not Disturb Peace, Relaxation & Sleep Collection could be the perfect gift for someone in need of some precious me-time. This 6-piece collection will leave skin, mind, body and soul feeling calm, restored and rejuvenated. Each product is a mélange of calming aromas, cashmere textures and botanicals, that together help you relax, restore and repose! Here’s what’s in the set –

  • Do Not Disturb Pillow Door Hanger
  • Quietude Calming Mist 50ml
  • Drift Away Bathing & Massage Oil 50ml
  • Duvet Comforting Body Cream 45ml
  • Becalm Soothing Face Mask 30ml
  • Repose Aromatherapy Resting Cream 15ml

This gorgeous Michael Kors Wonderlust Eau De Parfum Gift Set would also make a lovely gift. Captivating and confident, Wonderlust evokes a lust for life where beauty, spontaneity and sensuality are the ultimate destination. Deeply romantic, it’s a fragrance inspired by the exotic, the unexpected and the unknown. The set includes a 50ml Wonderlust Eau de Parfum, 10ml Rollerball and a Michael Kors Rose Gold Card Holder.

Or how about this stunning Rose Gold Filofax Set? Perfect for stationery lovers, the classic Filofax Finsbury organiser has been given a luxe makeover and is now available in a beautiful metallic rose gold. Crafted with soft grain leather, the Finsbury includes a variety of handy features, such as a cardholder, tab fastening and a zip pocket, as well as a matching rose gold pen.

The Laura Mercier Brush Strokes Luxe Brush Collection would make a beautiful luxury gift for fans of the brand. Containing all you need to sculpt, highlight, contour and define, this set includes five travel brushes enclosed in travel-friendly brush roll. The set comprises of a Fan Brush, Cheek Colour Brush, Smoky Eye Liner Brush, All Over Eye Colour Brush and Eye Crease Brush.

Or how about the Laura Mercier Shadows & Brights Metallic Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection? – this is a limited edition collection of long-lasting, multi-tasking metallic creamy eye shadow sticks delivers both easy application and high-definition, long-lasting colour, that’s both transfer-resistant and crease-resistant. The set Includes four gorgeous metallic shades – Intense Amethyst, Intense Rose gold, Intense Moonlight, and Intense Copper.

I also had to include a little indulgent treat from Jo Malone. Unfortunately I don’t have anything from their Christmas collection, but this gorgeous Jo Malone Jasmine Sambac & Marigold Cologne Intense would still make a wonderful gift. This beautifully warm feminine fragrance combines precious Jasmine Sambac with vibrant Marigold, exotic Ylang Ylang, and rich Benzoin Resin, rounded off with a base of warm Vanilla and Amber.

Ten Brand New Fragrances To Try: Paco Rabanne / Michael Kors / Moschino / L’Occitane / Calvin Klein

Posted on June 29, 2018

Happy Friday! I hope you’re making the most of this fabulous weather we’re having? Today I’ve gathered together a selection of new fragrances that have either recently launched, or will be on sale very soon. Enjoy!

Let’s start off with one of my favourite scents today – Paco Rabanne Olympea Aqua. I’ve been a fan of Olympia for a long time, and their latest Aqua version is a beautifully luminescent, sparkling re-edition of the signature fragrance. Olympia Aqua is light yet sensual, soft and addictive, opening with notes of Calamondin and Cashmeron, leading to a heart of Lemon Blossom and sensual, Salty Vanilla, and a warming base of Hydroponic Jasmine and Ambergris – this scent is a must-try this summer.

Next I have Michael Kors Limited Edition Sheer. Soft, feminine and delicate, Sheer combines soothing herbal notes with rich florals and woodsy musk, to conjure moments of sheer intimacy. Enveloped by top notes of Bergamot and Tarragon, this luxurious blend is invigorated with hints of fresh Peony, Jasmine petals and smooth white Cedarwood for a subtly alluring finish.

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Tarragon, and Green Leaves.
  • Heart Notes: Peony, Orange Blossom Absolute, and Jasmine Petals.
  • Base Notes: Cashmere Wood, Musk, Amber Accord, and White Cedarwood.

I also have the gorgeous Moschino Cheap & Chic So Real – can I just start by mentioning the bottle, it’s completely mad and I love it! In case you weren’t sure, So Real is inspired by Popeye’s other half, Olive Oyl. The bottle, reminiscent of a Picasso painting, was designed by Moschino’s artistic director Jeremy Scott, and as you can probably guess, the fragrance is described as ironic, fun and joyful!

The opening of So Real is sharp and bright, with citrus notes of Bitter Orange and Mandarin, as well as juicy Raspberry and Blackcurrant Sorbet. The vibrant floral heart of faceted Pink peony, airy Jasmine, and Magnolia Blossoms leads to a wonderful base of Cedar, Oak Musk and Ambrosian Crystals. This really is a gorgeous summer fragrance, definitely not one to overlook! Also it’s currently a complete steal at only £14.50! Check the link above 🙂

Calvin Klein Eternity Air is a modern feminine interpretation of a traditional floral, with a burst of freshness conveyed through the Sky of the Sky Accord and a dense sexiness with a Cedarwood base. It’s a cool, bright, and refreshing scent, almost unisex, and perfect for those looking for something light and invigorating.

  • Top Notes: Grapefruit Oil, Black Currant Absolute, Sky of the Sky Accord
  • Heart Notes: Peony, Muguet, Pear Accord
  • Base Notes: Cedarwood Oil, Ambergris, Skin Musk

& Other Stories Moroccan Tea – Ok so I must admit, I was sent this to try and I thought it was a new fragrance, but it’s actually not! Never mind hey! Moroccan Tea is an oriental woody fragrance, with top notes of Cardamom, Mint and Lemon, a heart of Orange Blossom, Mate and Almond, and a base of Cedar, Sandalwood, Musk and Brown Sugar. It’s quite an unusual fragrance that’s definitely worth a look next time you’re visiting & Other Stories stores.

Ariana Grande Moonlight – luminous and alluring, sweet and sensual, Moonlight is surprisingly beautiful. The scent opens with notes of sparkling rich Black Currant and juicy Plum, while the super sweet heart of fluffy Marshmallow and fresh Peony add a captivating wink of intrigue and mystery. A final seductive touch of creamy Sandalwood, Black Amber and sensual Vanilla at the base leave you with a wonderfully warm and sensual dry down.

I also have the latest launch from Hollister – Hollister Festival Vibes is a wonderfully bright and juicy scent, perfect for daily wear this summer. Festival Vibes is a wonderfully lively scent, opening with sparkling Italian Bergamot, fresh Quince, and Goji Berries. The floral heart offers a lush layer of Pink Peony, delicate Osmanthus, Vanilla Orchid, and Coral Hibiscus. Finally, the dry down envelops you like a comforting blanket of Cashmere Moods, creamy Tonka, and soft Musk.

Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Blue Women – Is definitely another favourite of mine, First Instinct Blue is a bright and energetic scent, radiating happiness, light and positivity. The fragrance opens with top notes of zesty Citrus Bergamia, juicy Blackcurrant, and refreshing Marine, leading to a sensual heart of velvety Apricot Nectar, Jasmine flowers and delicate Peonies. The base comprises of woody Patchouli, Creamy vanilla and Sandalwood for a rich and warm dry down.

First Instinct Blue Woman will be available nationwide from 30th July 2018.

If you’re looking for more of an evening scent, L’Occitane Terre De Lumiere Intense is definitely worth checking out. Perfect for fans of oud, Terre De Lumiere Intense opens with the enchanting oriental scent of Incense, leading to a gourmand heart of aromatic Lavender, sweet Honey and Tonka. This harmony is prolonged by its warm base that leaves behind a woody trail of Cedarwood, spicy Oud which mingles with the softness of Vanilla.

And lastly, Goya Black Rose. Goya have recently re-launched a selection of fragrances from different eras, with Black Rose representing the fabulous fifties, an era of stunning beauty, elegance, and romance. This fragrance opens with a sparkling citrus Green Accord contrasted with Bergamot and Clove. The heart reaveals a fresh and feminine floral bouquet of Rose, Geranium, and Rose Damas enhanced by a confortable drydown of Jasmine, Salicylate and velvety Musk.

This post contains press samples

Christmas: 10 Fragrances Perfect for Giving

Posted on December 14, 2017

Hi Guys!

I really think that fragrance is one of the best Christmas gifts you can give – especially if you choose well! I’ve gathered together today ten stunning scents that any fragrance fan would be thrilled to open on Christmas morning – enjoy!

Starting with Elie Saab Girl of Now EDP (£62.00 for 90ml at Feel Unique) – I absolutely love Elie Saab fragrances, and Girl of Now has just shot to the top of my favourites list! It’s a gourmand floral scent designed to celebrate women, opening with notes of Roasted Pistachio and juicy sparkling Pear, leading to a heart of Bitter Almond and Orange Blossom Absolute, and Tonka Bean and Patchouli are blended together at the base. The bottle is gorgeous too, inspired by Elie Saab’s jewellery line.

  • Top Notes: Roasted Pistachio and Pear
  • Heart Notes: Bitter Almond and Orange Blossom Absolute
  • Base Notes: Tonka Bean and Patchouli

Feel Unique are also offering a fab engraving service this Christmas, so you can get your loved one’s initial engraved on the bottle as an added personal touch.

Next I have Tory Burch Love Relentlessly EDP (£56.70 for 50ml at Debenhams) – This fragrance has been designed to capture the euphoric feeling of falling in love. Opening with top notes of fiery Pink Pepper and juicy Pink Grapefruit, leading to a floral heart and a warm base of Sandalwood and Tonka Bean – this scent is a must try!

  • Top Notes: Pink Pepper, Pink grapefruit, Sicilian Lemon, Sparkling Pear, Raspberry and Lychee
  • Heart Notes: Rose Essential, Orris, Jasmine Sambac, Patchouli and Amber
  • Base Notes: Australian Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood and Tonka Bean Absolute

And Mont Blanc Lady Emblem Elixir (£54.00 for 50ml at The Perfume Shop) – The latest offering from Mont Blanc is Lady Emblem Elixir, a floral, woody, oriental fragrance created for the unique, sophisticated and strong woman. This is a wonderfully sophisticated scent that’s both striking yet easy to wear.

  • Top Notes: Black pepper, Mandarin and Lychee
  • Heart Notes: Iris accord, Rose Absolu and Orange blossom
  • Base Notes: Vanilla, Sandalwood and Patchouli

Next the stunning Moschino Gold Fresh Couture EDP (£60.00 for 50ml at Feel Unique) – Gold Fresh Couture is the third edition in Moschino’s Fresh Couture line. This time, the scent is presented in a solid gold coloured bottle, keeping the same spray cleaner shape as its predecessors. The scent opens with bright and playful notes of Yellow Mandarine Orpur, Pear and Rhubarb Granita and exquisite White Vine Peach. A floral heart of Jasmine, Mahonial and Golden Chain Orchid leads to a sensual dry-down of Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla and Akigalawood which rounds out this beautiful fragrance.

  • Top Notes: Yellow Mandarine Orpur, Pear and Rhubarb Granita and White Vine Peach
  • Heart Notes: Jasmine, Mahonial and Golden Chain Orchid
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla and Akigalawood

And I had to include Jimmy Choo Rose Gold Edition (£53.00 for 60ml at Feel Unique) – Jimmy Choo fragrances are just so wearable, they’re perfect for gifting. The new limited edition Rose Gold Edition is an opulent chypre gourmand scent that celebrates the sophisticated and sparkling aspect of the Jimmy Choo woman. With its top notes of Candied Orange and Tiger Orchid, a heart of Toffee and base notes of Sandalwood and Indonesian Patchouli, Jimmy Choo Rose Gold Edition envelopes the wearer with sensuality and elegance.

  • Top Notes: Candied Orange and Tiger Orchid
  • Heart Notes: Toffee
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood and Indonesian Patchouli

Next I have Bvlgari Goldea The Roman Night EDP (£68.00 for 50ml at Debenhams) – this is a contemporary chypre fragrance inspired by instinct, feminity and dominance, opening with Luscious Berries and dark Black Peony leaves, leading to a floral heart of Tuberose and Jasmine, and mysterious base of Black Musk and Patchouli.

  • Top Notes: Luscious Berries and Black Peony
  • Heart Notes: Night Blooming Jasmine and Tuberose Absolute
  • Base Notes: Haitian Vetiver, Patchouli Heart and Black Musks

I also wanted to include the latest from Marc Jacobs – Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau So Decadent EDT (£63.00 for 50ml at Feel Unique) – This gorgeous floral scent is basically a lighter version of the original Decadance fragrance (which I also love). This perfume opens with top notes of Nashi Pear, Blackcurrant and Green Ivy, with a floral heart of Pink Lily of the Valley, Magnolia and Jasmine. The dry down is sweet and elegant, with notes of White Amber, Cashmere Woods, Raspberry Gloss. 

  • Top Notes: Nashi Pear, Blackcurrant, Green Ivy
  • Heart Notes: Pink Lily of the Valley, Magnolia, Jasmine
  • Base Notes: White Amber, Cashmere Woods, Raspberry Gloss

I also have the gorgeous Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal EDP (£63.50 for 50ml at Boots) – the first ever JPG fragrance without a bust for a bottle – Scandal is all about the legs! I simply love this scent, and personally, I think of Scandal as Classique’s sibling, and I guarantee fans of Classique will love this. It has a distinct femininity, with top notes of juicy Blood Orange and Gardenia, balanced by Honey at the heart and a base of Patchouli.

  • Top Notes: Blood Orange and Gardenia
  • Heart Notes: Honey
  • Base Notes: Patchouli

I also have Michael Kors Sexy Ruby (£59.40 for 50ml at Debenhams) – Though I’m not really a fan of the name, Sexy Ruby is a gorgeous sensual fragrance that’s perfect for evening wear. Michael Kors Sexy Ruby is a modern chypre scent opening with juicy Raspberry, Apricot, Davana and Pepper, leading to a heart of luscious Rose Petals and intoxicating Indian Jasmine Sambac. And the base is rounded off by the sensual warmth of Cashmere Woods and Vanilla Bean.

  • Top Notes: Raspberry, Apricot, Davana and Pepper.
  • Heart Notes: Orange Blossom Absolute, Indian Jasmine Sambac and Rose Petals.
  • Base Notes: Moss Crystal, Cashmere Woods and Vanilla Bean.

And last but not least Marc Jacobs Daisy Anniversary Edition (£46.25 for 50ml at Feel Unique) – Daisy is a classic scent that many people will recognise, and Marc Jacobs has created a special limited edition Anniversary Edition for fans of the brand, with the same Daisy scent that we all know and love, but this time house in a beautiful jewel encrusted bottle. This is a must have for Daisy fans!

  • Top notes: Apple and Citrus Fruits
  • Heart notes: Geranium, Cinnamon and Cloves
  • Base notes: Vanilla, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Olivewood, Amber and Musk

I’d love to hear which fragrances you’re enjoying at the moment?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Fashion: Michael Kors Sunglasses at SmartBuyGlasses

Posted on March 29, 2017

Hi Guys!

Spring is now in the air, the nights are getting lighter and summer is fast approaching (at last!) – and I’m already starting to think about my summer wardrobe. When it comes to fashion I’m more of an accessories girl, I love adding new accessories to older outfits so I can recycle them and spruce them up for the new season, so when SmarybuyGlasses got in touch and offered to send me a pair of their designer sunglasses to try out and show you guys, of course I jumped at the chance!

If you haven’t heard of SmartBuyGlasses, they’re basically your one stop shop for affordable designer eyeware, and they stock some amazing brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Jimmy Choo and Tom Ford to name just a few. Take a look at their latest gift guide to check out some of SmartBuyGlasses’s favourite styles this season.

After looking over the site for a very long time, I eventually decided to go for the Michael Kors MK2009 Polarised Sunglasses. They have a cat eye shape (my favourite) in a classic tortoiseshell brown frame which has an added touch of gold glitter that looks so pretty when it catches the light, and they also have brown gradient polarized lenses. I particularly wanted polarised lenses in order to prevent glare affecting my eyes when driving – I’ve worn these a couple of times now when driving in bright sunlight and they really do the job! The frames also have a small gold chain effect detail on each arm, with a tiny gold Michael Kors logo – I think this is a lovely subtle detail that gives the glasses a luxe feel.

These sunglasses retail for over £250, but SmartBuyGlasses are offering them for the reduced price of £188.95 – which is of course still expensive, but definitely a great saving overall.

If you’re looking for some new designer sunglasses for the upcoming summer, SmartBuyGlasses always have designer brands on sale so I’d definitely recommend checking them out!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post is sponsored by SmartbuyGlasses, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Affordable Feel Good Summer Fragrances: Marc Jacobs, Issey Miyake, Michael Kors & More!

Posted on August 15, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Summer is now officially in full swing, so I thought I’d take it upon myself to share some gorgeous feel-good summer fragrances with you today that won’t break the bank! Enjoy!

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Starting with Marc Jacobs’ Daisy Eau So Fresh Blush Edition – described as carefree and vibrant, Daisy Eau So Fresh Blush is warm and radiant with a blend of fruity florals, notes of pink grapefruit, and a floral heart of freesia and rose. The base contains a velvety blend of apricot nectar with cedarwood and musk. This fragrance is fruity, juicy and youthful.

  • Top Notes: Mandarin, Apple, and Pink Grapefruit.
  • Heart Notes: Rose, Lily of the Valley, and Freesia.
  • Base Notes: Apricot Nectar, Cedarwood, and Musk.

Daisy Eau So Fresh Blush is £59.00 for 75ml, but currently on offer for £39.33 at Boots.

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Next, the gorgeous Limited Edition Jimmy Choo Exotic – this fragrance is sparkling, sexy and irresistible – and probably my favourite out of all the scents in this post. Exotic is a new interpretation of the classic Jimmy Choo fragrance, with refreshing notes of blackcurrant sorbet and pink grapefruit bringing sparkle to the sensuality of tiger orchid and passion flower – the heart of the original scent. The base of patchouli and velvety raspberry complete this fruity, chypre fragrance.

  • Top Notes: blackcurrant sorbet, pink grapefruit
  • Heart Notes: Tiger orchid and passion flower.
  • Base Notes: Patchouli and raspberry.

Jimmy Choo Exotic is £44.00 for EDT 60ml, but currently on offer for £33.00 at Boots.

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Paul Smith Sunshine for Women Limited Edition – Now I must admit, Paul Smith isn’t a brand I’d usually gravitate towards when it comes to fragrance, but their latest limited edition is a summer must have! Sunshine for Women is a wonderfully light and fruity yet refreshing scent. Pink grapefruit and peach at the top make the scent juicy and sweet, with a feminine floral heart and warm sandalwood and musk at the base.

  • Top Notes: Pink Grapefruit, Bergamot and Peach.
  • Heart Notes: Bulgarian rose, Jasmine and White Peony.
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood and Musk.

Paul Smith Sunshine for Women is £31.00 for 100ml EDT at Paul Smith.

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Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Summer Limited Edition – in collaboration with artist Michelle McKinney, limited edition L’eau d’Issey Summer is a gorgeous light fruity-floral summer scent, with fruity notes of lychee, grapefruit and exotic guava and passionfruit at the heart, brought together with a feminine base of vanilla and woods.

  • Top Notes: Lychee and Grapefruit.
  • Heart Notes: Pitahaya, Guava and Passionfruit.
  • Base Notes: Vanilla and Wood.

Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Summer is £41.00 for 100ml EDT at Selfridges.

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Hollister WAVE for Her – another brand which I wouldn’t necessarily pick up and try if I saw it on the shelf, Hollister Wave for Her definitely shouldn’t be overlooked. Inspired by a California sunset, this fragrance is made for a girl with youthful spontaneity and personality. The fragrance opens with juicy citruses notes, making way for wild orchid, sunset hibiscus and California Poppy at the heart. Warm, enveloping woods and amber create the perfect balance in the base evoking the warmth of a summers evening.

  • Top notes: Carambola (star fruit), Cassis and Quince.
  • Heart notes: Orchid, Hibiscus and Poppy.
  • Base notes: Solar Notes, Sandalwood and Crystal Amber.

Hollister Wave for her is from £19.00 for 30ml, and it’s available at Boots.

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CK One Summer – this is a wonderfully wet and refreshing unisex scent. Opening with fresh and fruity top notes of lime mojito and green apple, leading on to juicy guava and lush vibrant greens at the heart, dripping with exotic freshness. The scent is rounded off with cool cedarwood and tree moss at the base.

  • Top Notes: Green Apple, Lime Mojito, and Green Ginger.
  • Heart Notes: Guava, Tiare Tahiti, and Juniper.
  • Base Notes: Coconut Milk, Cedarwood, and Tree Moss.

CK One Summer EDT is £33.00 for 100ml at Escentual.

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And lastly, Michael Kors Coral – described as fresh, feminine, and fabulous, Michael Kors Coral is a bright and bold scent evoking the chic, carefree mood of faraway destinations. The fragrance opens with top notes of pink grapefruit, lemon and juicy mandarin, with pink pepper and blackcurrant mingling with tuberose and orange blossom for a sweet and feminine heart. The base contains a blend of cedar, musk, ambrox and warm sandalwood for a sumptuous and velvety finish.

  • Top Notes: Pink grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, pink pepper and black currant.
  • Heart Notes: Tuberose, jasmine tea, orange blossom and sweet raspberries.
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, cedar, musk and ambrox.

Michael Kors Coral is from £39.00 for 30ml at Boots.

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I’d love to hear about your favourite summer fragrance – do let me know what you’ve been wearing this summer! I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Fragrance: Limited Edition Michael Kors Midnight Shimmer EDP

Posted on July 30, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Michael Kors latest limited edition fragrance has just arrived – Midnight Shimmer Eau De Parfum, and it’s just so gorgeous I had to share it with you!

Described as a sparkling and captivating scent, Midnight Shimmer is the perfect finishing touch before a glamorous night out…

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So firstly, can we just take a moment to appreciate the bottle? It’s been designed in midnight blue glass with an ombre iridescent glittery gold finish to reflect the elegance of the nighttime sky – and it’s just stunning! It feels quite wintery and Christmassy to me though, which definitely isn’t a bad thing!

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The scent itself is a rich, woody fragrance, it’s pretty but not overt girly, and definitely made for evening. There is a powdery element too, but not overly so. The soft musk and sensual vanilla give it a sweet elegance which is both warm and enticing.

Bathed in starlight, the fragrance opens with the succulent sparkle of Quince and highlighted with the fresh dew of Freesia and lush Jasmine Petals. The near-black Vanilla Bean reveals a velvety sensuality. The dry down intrigues with Moss and Peru Balsam touched by a hint of Musk.

  • Top Notes: Quince, Freesia and Jasmine Petals.
  • Heart Notes: Vanilla Bean, Amber Woods and Blonde Woods.
  • Base Notes: Moss, Peru Balsam and Musks.

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Michael Kors Midnight Shimmer EDP is from £59.00 for 50ml, and it’s available now at House of Fraser.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Michael Kors – The Gold Fragrance Collection

Posted on August 7, 2015

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Hi Guys!

This is the very first appearance of Michael Kors perfumes on the blog today, and I’m so excited to be able to share with you a couple of fragrances from the brand new Gold Collection!

We all know Mr Kors is famous for incorporating a touch of bling into his products, whether it’s his signature initial hardware on his bags (My father in law who’s not in the know about these things, thought the gold MK tag on my bag was something I’d bought especially, as they’re my initials too, ha ha!) or his beautiful statement watches – and yes I have a rose gold one which I LOVE! I often use it as an accessory in the background of my blog photos because it’s so pretty.

The Gold Collection comprises of three individual scents, each designed to reflect the opulence and luxury of the highly prized metal – from white, to rose, to 24K gold, and come packaged in the shiniest, metallic bottles I’ve ever seen. (FYI, photographing highly reflective products is actually really difficult!) Out of the three, I have the White Luminous Gold and Rose Radiant Gold fragrances.

I know packaging isn’t everything, but you really can’t beat a beautiful looking product, can you?

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The three fragrances that make up this collection were each carefully chosen and constructed with the Michael Kors woman in mind, offering a scent for every occasion, mood and personal aesthetic:

  • WHITE LUMINOUS GOLD: Sparkling and sensuous, White Luminous Gold is an intoxicating burst of pear, jasmine and amber in a bright and exotic signature.
  • 24K BRILLIANT GOLD: Feminine and seductive, 24K Brilliant Gold shimmers with orange mandarin, voluptuous florals and a rousing spark of woodiness.
  • ROSE RADIANT GOLD: Tantalising and hypnotic, Rose Radiant Gold entices with a spotlight on sparkling spice, textured with a charming femininity of rich florals and soft musks.

Michael Kors has also launched a new jewellery collection to coincide with The Gold Collection. His new sleek and sculptural accessories have been designed specifically to mirror the aesthetic of these beautiful fragrance bottles – I can’t wait to see the new jewellery line!

I love both of these fragrances, and I don’t actually think I can choose a favourite at the moment. I’d love to hear if you’re a fan of Michael Kors products? I’d definitely recommend giving these a sniff when they’re launched!

White Luminous Gold, 24K Brilliant Gold and Rose Radiant Gold are available in 30ml (RRP £39), 50ml (RRP £58) and 100ml (RRP £79) bottles. They will be available to purchase nationwide from 19th August 2015.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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What I Gave, And Received for Christmas

Posted on December 29, 2014

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Hi Guys!

So Christmas is most definitely over, but we’re not quite back to normal yet. It’s that weird in between time – between Christmas and New Year where if you’re anything like me, you basically carry on eating everything in sight, and shop the sales till your credit card decides to cut itself up because it can’t take the battering any more.

My original intention was to do a ‘What I Got for Christmas’ post, but I kind of feel a bit weird about it, it’s a bit like ‘look at all the amazing things I got…’ I dunno, a bit showy maybe? But that said, I do really like being nosey and seeing other people posts and checking out the amazing things they received, so I decided in the end to tell you about what I gave and received, kind of a Christmas day overview. I didn’t really receive anything that’s worth a lot anyway – I tend to ‘treat’ myself with the expensive things I want! (I’ve included these here too) So yeah, I hope you kind of see where I’m coming from??

Anyway I had such a lovely Christmas day, of course it was all about Fred, we set out a mince pie and milk for Santa and a carrot for the reindeers on Christmas Eve, and when Fred came down the stairs on Christmas morning his eyes were like saucers when he saw the empty plate and glass, bless him!

Ollie loved his book about buttons and fasteners (he does metal detecting!) and his Book of Everything. I also gave him a posh bottle of whiskey and a couple of other bits. Fred was ecstatic with all his new Peppa Pig toys (and I now really have no idea where I’m going to put them all!) And Ollies mum gave us the most amazing hamper full of food and drink and even included a sweet little a jar of money!

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I’ve been a very lucky girl and received some lovely gifts too this year, Ollie gave me the Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette, Sali Hughes Pretty Honest and Bobbi Brown books. My father in law gave me a sample set of chocolate themed perfumes from Bloom perfumery too, and I’m officially in love with all of them! I definitely want to buy at least one full sized bottle, so I’ve decided to visit the store next year so I can sample their full range, I’m so excited! (I don’t have a photo of these I’m afraid as I seem to have left them at my Mum’s house)

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My parents gave me some money towards a new pair of Ugg boots, as I managed to ruin my previous pair in bad weather. And I also may have treated myself to a couple of special bits before Christmas in the Black Friday sales… I picked up a beautiful Michael Kors black Jet Set Chain Tote and the Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel set from Selfridges – the CT set had 10% off and the bag had 20% off, so it would have been rude no to!

I also picked up a couple of the new Tom Ford Lips and Boys lipsticks too – This reminds me I must think about starting a spending ban!!

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So these gifts were like ‘Merry Christmas to me, from me’. I’ve been very good and haven’t even touched any of the make up yet, I’m going to photograph it all, hopefully today, and post reviews throughout the week.

I really did have a lovely Christmas, I hope you did too! I’d love to hear about your day?? xxx

Michael Kors Wishlist!

Posted on December 3, 2013

Hi Guys,

Ok I’m pretty much in love with everything Michael Kors at the moment, I can’t stop window shopping online, filling up my basket and wishing Santa will remember I’ve been sooo good this year! Ok I know It’s not going to happen but a girl can dream!! I was originally lusting after the Jet Set Chain Tote Bag, which I had considered buying myself as a birthday treat for my 30th next year, but since discovering this awesome online store – Psyche I’ve added about a zillion more things to my wish list, and rather fancy the Susannah Quilted Bag now!

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  • Black Susannah Quilted Shoulder Tote Bag £343.99
  • Black Long Goat Hair Gilet £778.99
  • Black Soft Leather Ankle Strap Sandals £158.99
  • Purple Zip Shoulder Jersey Shift Dress £168.99
  • Women’s Gold Sport Chronograph Champagne Dial Watch £228.99
  • Black Sloan Quilted Clutch £193.99

Psyche sell loads of other designer brands including Gucci, Barbour & Armani Jeans, they also have an outlet section with loads of bargains, you should definitely check them out for some Crimbo treats!

Are you a Michael Kors fan? I’d love to hear what would be on your wishlist!

I hope you enjoyed my post 🙂 xxx