I'm writing this little blog post simply to tell you guys about Marc Jacob's new fragrance, "Honey". The minute I got my hands on this fragrance I fell in love with the cute, quirky bottle. It is typical of Marc Jacobs, yet unique and innovative at the same time. It has taken pride of place on my dressing table as it looks so pretty.
Now, I am definitely not the best at describing fragrance, but I would say this one is light, bright and fresh with floral notes! It's very fun and refreshing and easy to wear, which I like. To celebrate it's launch, Marc Jacobs have started an instagram competition where you can win amazing prizes. All you have to do is take a snap of your favourite location, your "honey spot" and upload it to instagram with the hashtag #MJHONEYSPOTS
Today I felt like sharing with you guys some of my favourite products for Summertime!
These aren't really my "Summer essentials" or anything very specific, just a few things I have been loving so far this Summer :)
Let's make a list shall we?
1. White Company Candle - Seychelles. This isn't your typical Summer floral scent, it's very warming. I love burning it whilst relaxing in my bedroom on a Summer evening with the windows wide open.
2. Sunglasses - Prada
3. L'Oreal Professional Playball Beach Fizz - This is an amazing salt spray which gives your hair that gorgeous tousled beachy look.
4. Philosophy Take Shelter - It's so important to protect your face from the sun and this is my sunscreen of choice! I love it because it doesn't feel greasy, I never burn when I have it on and it doesn't break me out.
5. Jo Malone - Blackberry & Bay. I have been wearing this fragrance non-stop, it's very green and fresh smelling. Perfect for Summer.
6. Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer in Island Margarita - this stuff smells so goooooooood!
7. Revlon Lip Gloss in Kiss Me Coral - this colour screams Summer to me, it looks amazing with a tan.
8. Chanel Nail Polish in 571 Fracas - I love this because it feels like a sophisticated Summer pink, not too neon or garish! Although I do love my neon nail polishes when I'm in the mood for them.
9. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eyeliners in Deep End & Freak - I love keeping a couple of bright eyeliners in my makeup bag for Summer, it's a great way to add a fun pop of colour to your makeup look.
10. Chanel Illuminating Powder - I haven't used this yet because I wanted to photograph it first! It's so beautiful. I love products like this for Summertime to brush along the tops of my cheekbones and highlight my tan.
Here are a few more photos and swatches of the eyeliners...
I hope this post gives you guys some inspiration for new products to try this Summer. Please leave me a comment telling me your favourite products for Summertime as I love trying out your recommendations!
I hope you're all having a fantastic day/evening/week and I will speak to you soon,
Sanctuary Spa have just released their Long-Lasting moisture range and I absolutely love a couple of pieces from it. The way they promote and offer their products always sells it to me and they definitely haven't disappointed with these two! The promise of long lasting moisture is just too much not to notice so I couldn't wait to give these a try.
The first product is the 4 day moisture oil scrub. I am a big fan of scrubs but when they have an oily element to them as well, then it's just extra great! The scrub is really lovely, it smells wonderful and has a great texture. The fine salt crystals exfoliate whilst the olive oil, shea butter and gold of pleasure keep the skin gorgeously soft and moisturised. Even after using it the first time my skin felt really soft and silky as soon as I got out of the shower. They say the moisture lasts for 4 days, I have only ever used this with the body oil but my skin has felt soft ever since so 4 days it is! You can get yours here for £9.99.
After using the scrub I have been following through with the 4 day moisture body oil spray. This product is right up my street because the idea of a spray moisturiser is just a dream as it does all the hard work for you - evenly spraying an ample amount of moisture in an instant with little need to rub it in much. I literally spray it on my body and lightly rub it in then I'm good to go. As well as smelling gorgeous, this product really does deliver a lot of moisture and just feels gorgeously soft on the skin without any excess residue which you might think it has. I love it! You can get that here for £6.99 and the spray nozzle means it will last you!
I'm so impressed with these couple of products from the range and it's now made me want to try some of the others too! Do you guys have any recommendations? I'd love to hear!
So Jo Malone are back with another gorgeous collection. They really seem to never disappoint with their launches, constantly bringing out one beautiful fragrance after another! This time it's the limited edition Sugar & Spice collection which is based upon British high tea, with all of the five fragrances inspired by a typical high tea offering. This instantly grabbed my attention as I loved the ideas and inspirations behind the fragrances, and as a lover of high tea I couldn't wait to smell them.
There are five fragrances, available in the handy 30ml sizes which I love because they are perfect for having in your handbag. What I also love about the collection is the candy colours of the bottles, which puts a cute and unique twist on the already classic and elegant Jo Malone style. There are five fragrances, Redcurrant & Cream, Elderflower & Gooseberry, Bitter Orange & Chocolate (sooo edible smelling!), Ginger Biscuit and Lemon Tart.
I have both Lemon Tart and Ginger Biscuit at home, Ginger Biscuit isn't pictured because it's permanent place is in my handbag - I absolutely love it, the fragrance is so warm and comforting in a way. It has ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon in it to make it rich and spicy and it's warmth and sweetness comes from the vanilla all topped off with its biscuity and nutty edge. It's perfect! Lemon Tart on the other hand has a really fresh zing to it with the citrus element but still retains warmth from the sugary meringue part to it. This one is much more refreshing and is a great one to wear casually and it fits in perfectly with all this lovely Spring weather we are having here!
Do these tempt you? If you are passing a counter then check them out - they will definitely get your mouth watering! If not you can get them online here.
So on Wednesday I was very lucky to be invited behind the scenes at the BRIT Awards to experience their backstage spa. Each year a "BRITs Spa" is created within the O2 so the glamorous stars can have some last minute pampering including massages, manicures and spray tans before the much anticipated awards ceremony!
I was so excited when I was told I could literally just hang out in the spa all afternoon and experience all of the treatments! Firstly I had a blow dry by the lovely John Vial at Fudge. He used a big round brush to get lots of volume into my hair, then instead of using a hair oil to give my hair shine, he used a lightweight shine spray, so as not to weigh my hair down.
(that's obv not me in the pic, but just wanted to put a pic of him in because he was so nice!)
Revlon nail ambassador Jenny Longworth, who is Jessie J and Rihanna's nail artist was offering last minute manicures! I already had my nail's done so just stood and watched as she did one of my fave celeb's nails, Laura Whitmore. Laura presents on I'm A Celeb and I always think she seems so bubbly and happy - I love her! Here's a pic of Laura in her beautiful dress...
There was such a lovely lady called Fiona from Decléor offering massages and skincare treatments. As I already had my makeup on I opted for one of her 15 minute massages. It was amazing! She said I had really tense shoulders with lots of knots and within 15 minutes she managed to relax my muscles. She said I should visit her for a massage when I have more time and I definitely will!
Harry Styles even came in for a massage with Fiona, meeting him was the highlight of my day! I am such a huge 1D fan. Harry was lovely :)
Here are some more pics of the different award winning brand's treatments that were on offer...
It sounds bizarre, but a guy called Anthony from Champneys was doing body statistics tests. He measured my cholesterol, blood pressure, height, weight and many more things I can't remember! Turns out I am normal and healthy, but it was interesting doing all the tests!
Fake Bake were offering spray tans on the go!
And lastly, Revlon had makeup artists on hand ready to touch up the star's makeup before they walked the red carpet!
I had a brillant time backstage in the BRITs Spa! I hope you guys enjoyed my little blog post about my experience! Leave me a comment telling me what your favourite beauty treatment is whether it's taking a bubble bath at home or having a blowdry at your favourite salon :)