Hope you had a lovely weekend! Clarins have recently launched their all new Rouge Eclat lipsticks and I think they are really lovely from the inside out! I love the sleek gold packaging they come in and the spectrum of colours available - all of them are really wearable, but with a good mix of classic and unique to chose from!
They feel absolutely gorgeous to wear and they have a lovely scent to them (blackberry and liquorice!), they are really moisturising yet the colour lasts so brilliantly - I've worn the red shade a couple of times and it honestly lasts for a really long time, even after eating. What makes them extra special is that this lipstick is the first age-defying lipstick from the brand, in other words, it boosts collagen and keeps lips hydrated with lots of lovely plant waxes to keep your lips comfortable and soft.
In total there are 15 beautiful shades but I particularly love these four -
I always get excited when a new Jo Malone fragrance is released, I always find the combinations so beautiful and thoughtfully chosen. When I got my hands on the new Earl Grey & Cucumber cologne I was instantly drawn to its quintessentially British theme and also because I thought this was quite a unique addition to the amazing Jo Malone range. I instantly thought of freshness from the cucumber, and as a massive fan of Earl Grey I was intrigued as to how this would work in the fragrance.
The result: a deliciously fresh and fragrant scent but with a depth and richness at its base. To explain, the initial burst of fragrance is from Bergamot which gives it its Earl Grey element, this is then coupled with the cucumber element to give it freshness and vibrancy, but the scent still remains rich and warm because the base notes are beeswax, vanilla and musk which give it sweetness. I think it makes for the perfect every day scent and it is instantly recognisable. My only negative would be that the cucumber element doesn't last all day, with just the muskiness left at the end of the day, that's not a bad thing at all it's just other Jo Malone scents seem to resonate more than this one does!
It's afternoon tea bottled up in a scent, in the best possible way!
Definitely check this out if you are passing a Jo Malone counter, it's a really unique and welcomed addition to the range which I'm sure will become a firm favourite for Jo Malone fans!
I was a bit dubious about this product when I
first started using it. This was mainly because of the way it works – you put
it all over dry hair, and then shampoo and condition like normal. I wondered
how it could have that much of an effect after both shampooing and
conditioning, how wrong I was! It’s definitely called Diamond Shine for a
reason, after drying my hair it instantly looked more luscious, glossy and
hydrated even after just using it once. The way it works is by Charles Worthington's combination of powdered
diamonds (!) and Luminoil Complex to both smooth the hair on the outside and to
penetrate it from the inside, so it basically shines from the inside out!
This is a great one for any of you who have
dull and lack-lustre hair, as it’s a perfect pick me up for your mane! You leave it to work for ten minutes and a little extra tip is
to warm the hair using a hair dryer once the treatment is on - this encourages
further penetration which means more shine for us! I wouldn’t use it every
wash, but every other wash is perfect for ultimate shine and gloss.
What are your guys favourite hair treatments?
I’m always on the look out for new ones!
So today I am reviewing Estee Lauder's Sumptuous Extreme mascara, but to liven up the post a bit I thought I'd show you the green and blue versions for a bit of fun! They of course do black and brown as well but I thought it would be more interesting to add a splash of colour to the post. I actually really like this mascara, in particular I think the wand is brilliant as it's so big and voluminous as you can see. The mascara applies and lasts really well and you can achieve optimum results with only a couple of strokes. It is not the most dramatic of mascaras but it is good for easily separating and fanning out the lashes which gives a really pretty, fluttery appearance which is nice for a more natural girly look.
If we talk about colour then I absolutely love how electric these two colours are. I called upon my friend Kate to trial the blue one whilst I wore the green. Kate said she would wear the blue as it comes out more subtly than it looks in the tube, so it would make a fun alternative to black or brown. The green, however, I think isn't the most wearable of colours but it would be awesome for a creative/dress up look!
Here's my green lashes....
And Kate's blue lashes....
What do you guys think? Colour aside, I love the finish of the mascara and also it is a dream to get off! Some mascaras can really stick to your lashes but this one comes off easily which is a big bonus for me!
Welcome to the first post of 2013! I hope you all had lovely New Years Eve's. This is a particularly exciting post for me as I think these lip products are simply brilliant. AERIN (part of Estee Lauder) is the brainchild of Aerin Lauder, she launched her collection in September with an aim to achieve effortless and stylish beauty. Each one of these products is right up my street and I love everything about them from the colour, the quality to the packaging. I particularly like the packaging of the gloss with it's shimmering golden case, it is so pretty to look at! These pieces come from the current Holiday Color Collection.
From left to right:
These lipsticks are the perfect colour range for me - two nudes, one bright and one dark and beautiful. They have such a velvet texture and leave a beautiful shine on the lips which makes them so comfortable to wear yet the pigment of the colour does not suffer at all and despite their consistency, they last all day. The lipsticks themselves are mini's which makes them perfect for having one (or two) in your handbag, it also manages to make them somewhat more appealing in their dainty gold cases!
The gloss I particularly love, because like I mentioned, the packaging is so lovely and I love how the gloss comes in a compact - it gives it an extra special feel. The gloss, appropriately named 'Nude'. has such a creamy consistency and I love the light brown colour, it makes for such a natural but stylish gloss that also looks great over the lipsticks. Like with all AERIN products it has an amazing rose scent to it which honestly smells good enough to eat! (You can see the gloss swatch at the end of the other swatches).
If you haven't checked out the AERIN range then you definitely should! It's completely new to me but I am so glad to have discovered it!