Do you love exquisite, girly packaging, caramel scents, & over the top luxury? Then you NEED to go and check out Viktor & Rolf BonBon Couture. Released earlier this year, this is the sexier, more luxurious version of the original....and it is SO YOU. With top notes of mandarin, neroli oil and peach, creamy middle notes of orange blossom,Sambac jasmine, & caramel, & base notes of sandalwood and patchouli, with vanilla and blonde tobacco . you'll be smelling like a goddess all summer long. This white floral/caramel fragrance is one you should be dropping major hints for this Christmas ;)
This time of year has the potential to really take it out of us....and it can show in our skin! I know it definitely shows in mine. I'm on my second jar of the Energie de Vie Sleeping Mask from Lancôme- and I don't see myself ever stopping using it! I put it on just before bed, and leave it on overnight (don't worry, it absorbs like a dream)- and I wake up looking ALIVE! My skin is plump, smooth, hydrated, and glowy absolutely every time I use this mask- I don't 100% guarantee many things, but I can guarantee you this. It works! Please, please try it- you'll never look back.
No one does a Christmas collection quite like Lush does- every single year the products seem to get bigger, better, and six million times more beautiful. 2016 is no exception, and it was unbelievably hard to try and narrow down my favourites :O But- here we go. I loveee the Golden Wonder Bath Bomb because of how happy & uplifting the scent is- think sweet orange oil, zesty lime, & cognac! The Santasaurus Bubble Bar was a HUGE hit with Micah- that kid has never had so much fun in the bath before (& he's begging me to buy more). I was rapt to see the return of the candy floss-scented Snow Fairy not just in shower gel formula...but a divine body conditioner- OBSESSED! It's not too late to dash in store to nab these, but be quick- they're limited edition!
Everyone knows that I'm always down to try a new serum- particularly if they involve brightening the skin. Who doesn't want brighter, more radiant skin?! I was sent the Societe Brightening Serum several months ago, and I've been using it with great joy ever since. Essentially, it's meant to target dark spots, pigmentation & discolouration- none of which I have CRAZY amounts of admittedly...but I do have a couple of sun-damaged areas that irk me. This serum has absolutely lightened these up- & this makes me very happy. I'm excited to keep using it to see if it makes them disappear for good!
This is a product that I've been using for nearly a year, and I love it just as much now as I did when I first started! The Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lift & Firm SPF 15 Foundation is an absolute DREAM to apply & wear. If you have dry skin, or aging skin, or both (like moi), this will most likely end up being your holy grail. It gives an excellent full coverage (yussss) with a satin finish- & it doesn't sink into any fine lines! A little bit goes a long way, and I've had great success with the longevity of this foundation- I've had a solid 9 hours wear with no touch ups- LOVE! Definitely check it out at your closest Elizabeth Arden counter.
As soon as I laid eyes on the new Bobbi Brown Wine & Chocolate Collection, I was smitten. Actually, as soon as I heard the collection was CALLED Wine & Chocolate, I was smitten. Two of my faves as the inspiration for a collection? YES PLEASE. I wasn't disappointed- look at these beauties! The limited edition collection includes two eyeshadow palettes, Sequin Eye Shadow singles (4 different sparkly/shimmer shades that are all to die for), two brightening blushes, as well as lipstick and gel eyeliner. The packaging is gorgeous, and I just KNOW these are going to sell out. Be quick!
Eye cream is one of those things that I SHOULD have started using about one hundred years ago- but didn't. Because I was so slack, this means that not any old eye product will do- I have some SERIOUS crows feet that need work. thankfully, the legends from Aspect Skincare sent me their Eye Cream several months ago, and I've been using it religiously ever since. It contains all the good stuff like shea butter, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Aloe and Glycerin, and it's beautifully nourishing. I apply it twice a day; in the morning before makeup application, and in the evening before bed. While I still do have some crows feet, I've noticed a significant improvement- I look far more awake, & the entire area is just more refreshed. I will definitely keep using this!
If you're like me and you're an absolute sucker for sparkly, glittery, shiny packaging, you're going to lose your mind over the latest MAC Cosmetics collaboration. MAC X Mariah Carey is absolutely BEAUTIFUL- and has arrived just in time for Christmas ;) Start hinting.... ;) The collection (which is pretty vast, actually) includes embossed lipsticks, lipglasses, two eyeshadow quads, blush powders- & so, so much more. My top picks? The Extra Dimension Skinfinish in My Mimi, the warm-toned eyeshadow quad called I'm That Chick You Like, and the gorgeous Bit Of Bubbly lipstick. These will be on counter from December the 12th- get ready!!!
Ohhh YSL, you are so beautiful! These products are from the 2015 holiday collection, aptly titled KISS & LOVE...& if you weren't sold on the packaging already, wait until I tell you how glorious the actual products are. The Touche Éclat is one of YSL's best sellers, & is used for a multitude of things- including concealing dark shadows (a huge must for me), as well as highlighting & sculpting your little face. It's fab along the top of cheekbones, down your nose, & on your brow bone. LOVE. The limited edition version is available on counter on the 23rd of November!
If you love lipsticks that have an incredibly high colour payoff, with an ultra creamy, long wearing finish, you'll love the Rouge Pur Couture range. YSL have made four of the shades (#1 Le Rouge, #13 Le Orange, #19 Le Fuchsia, & #70 Le Nu) collector's editions, with both the casing AND the lipstick bullet embossed with the cutest lip prints. Too pretty to use? Almost! But once you've applied it, you'll be glad you did! These lipsticks will be available in store (Farmers, pharmacies, & selected department stores) on the 19th of October.
This beautiful creature is from the Guerlain Spring 2015 collection- just LOOK at it! I love the vintage-inspired cardboard packaging, and I love how divine it smells. in case you couldn't figure out what this product is/does; each pearl is a different blush shade. You dip a powder brush in, swirl it around, and apply. The colour is a beautiful bright pink with a slight shimmer- if this doesn't make you glow like an angel, nothing will. I'll be reviewing the rest of the collection soon! Click here to see a swatch!
Karl Lagerfeld Eau de Parfum For Her
I LOVE Karl Lagerfeld, and not just because of how obsessed he is (and rightly so) with his cat Choupette. Speaking of Choupette, did you know she has over 36.4K followers on Twitter and over 10,755 followers on Instagram? Love. Just this month, Karl released two new fragrances, For Him and For Her. I've been lucky enough to try the female version, and given how picky I am with perfumes, I'm so happy I love it! It contains my favourites- citrus and floral- the top notes are peach and lemon. After an hour or so, it settles into frangipani, rose, and magnolia...and then at the end of the day it is a cosy musk/amber wood- not dissimilar to the base of my signature scent Narcisso Rodriguez, actually. I have to be disloyal though, and say that the packaging of KL For Her beats NR hands down. I love the solid, chunky look and feel that it has; it's quite a cool contrast to such an ultra-feminine scent. I'm not wearing it right now, but just writing about it makes me want it, so if you'll excuse me... P.S. The male fragrance is equally as divine...for the first time in my life I'm considering buying a men's version- for myself, obviously. They'll each be on Farmers counters from the 11th of April!
LUSH Feeling Younger Skin Tint
I've been having a love affair with this product for months now, and it occurred to me I've never written about it- sacrilege! This is a little pot of joy that can be used in a multitude of ways to highlight your skin and make you glowing and gorgeous. You can wear it mixed with moisturiser or foundation for a dewy base, on the tops of your cheekbones and brow bones- even as an eye shadow base. So basically it's a light reflecting cream that goes on in shades of pink, gold and silver, it's opalescent- and has yummy natural ingredients like almond oil, cocoa butter & orange flower water. A pot of this will last you for a very long time as well, because a little bit goes a really long way. I feel like there's 6 million more things I could say about Feeling Younger, but I'm running out of space- I just encourage you to go in store and ask the girls about it, you'll be sold. Plus, you'll get to see the Lush girls which is a treat in itself!