NEW IN FROM SEPHORA
I just got back from New York and of course I had to take a trip to Sephora (beauty lovers’ paradise…am I right?) while we were out there. It’s been a while since I picked up some stuff from Sephora so I thought it would be nice if I sat down and showed you guys some of the goodies that I picked up from the store. Despite having made many trips to Sephora over the years, there’s something about the whole experience that fills my little beauty-loving heart with joy! I picked up some cool new skincare bits as well as some cute new makeup and I’m suuuuper excited to try this stuff out!
The first items weren’t actually from Sephora (lol) but after our NYC trip we actually flew back to Canada to spend a week with my family so of course I had to make a trip to the drugstore to see if anything took my fancy! I spotted a couple of the CND Vinylux polishes and I knew I couldn’t head back to London without these babies in my suitcase. I was inspired to get these by my good friend Alex Steinherr who always goes to a salon called ‘DryBy’ and gets this beautiful pink shellac manicure using the colour ‘Beau’ with ‘Negligee’ on top. I always copy her and get the same manicure (sorry Alex lol) so when I saw the CND polishes in the drugstore I just HAD to have them. I couldn’t find the colour ‘Beau’ but I did find a similar shade called ‘Romantique’ and managed to pick up ‘Negligee’ too. I feel like this combo makes the PERFECT pink manicure so I’m super excited to be able to recreate Alex’s beautiful nails at home. Yay for Canadian drugstores!
Onto the actual Sephora haul now (lol) and the first thing I picked up was this beautiful eyeshadow palette by Dior. I actually went a little crazy at the Dior counter (they have SO much gorgeous stuff) and this ‘5 Couleur’ palette was the product that inspired me to try some other stuff from their collection. What drew me to this palette was that stunning orange/peachy colour in the top left. It may be hard for you guys to believe since I have *quite* the collection of shadows, but I actually don’t have a colour even close to this. I’m really excited to try this shade out, I feel like it could look really cute with my favourite Glossier Cloud Paint in the shade ‘Beam’ and one of my go-to ‘Freedom of Peach’ Lancôme Juicy Shaker.
Another Dior product that caught my eye was the 2-in-1 Primer and Concealer stick. What made me fall in love with this concealer was just how creamy and moisturising the formula looked. I love the Glossier Stretch Concealer because it feels so nourishing on my skin so I’m really hoping this one is similar! I also picked up one of the Hourglass ‘Ambient Lighting’ Powders in the shade ‘Diffused Light’. I’ve already used up one of these powders before and I needed to pick one up again because I just love the way this product looks (and feels) on my skin! This is a really lightweight powder which does a great job at setting my makeup and giving me a gorgeous, radiant glow at the same time. I’m excited to have this baby back in my life! I love Hourglass products sooooo much.
The last makeup product that I picked up was the Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade. Much like the Dior Colour Reviver Balms (which I adore), the Pomade has a really subtle tint of colour and feels super hydrating on the lips. The formula of this pomade is actually enriched with a melt-in gel which gives your lips a gorgeous glossy effect. This is the kind of lip product that I’ll probably reach for on my favourite ‘no makeup’ makeup days. I feel like I’m going to be obsessed with this!
I’ve heard a lot of people raving about Drunk Elephant skincare lately so when I stumbled upon some of their products in Sephora I just had to pick up some stuff and try it for myself. The first thing I grabbed was the Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream which (to me) looks like it’s going to be kinda similar to the Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturising Cream (which I also picked up!). Of course the thing that got me most excited about this Whipped Cream product was the cute little pump. I love these kinds of pumps because I feel like they’re really hygienic and create minimum waste (there’s nothing worse than accidentally squeezing out waaaayy too much product and seeing it go down the drain!). Apparently this Drunk Elephant moisturiser is great at delivering a steady dose of moisture throughout the day as well as brightening and firming the skin. I’m excited to see if this lives up to the hype!
Another Drunk Elephant product that I had to pop in my basket was the T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial. Lately I’ve been really into chemically exfoliating my skin so when I saw this I just had to pick it up. The Sukari Babyfacial is an AHA and BHA formula which resurfaces the skin to reveal a clearer, more radiant complexion. To use this stuff you just apply a layer of product to your dry skin and leave it to do its thang for 20 minutes before rinsing off. What I didn’t realise when I bought this is that it actually comes with a teeny weeny tester tube of their Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil so I’m looking forward to applying this afterwards! I’ll keep you posted on how the process goes. Lastly I couldn’t leave the store without picking up one of my favourite ‘Lavanila’ deodorants. You guys have probably noticed that I’m a bit obsessed with trying out different natural deodorants and this Lavanila stick is one that has stood the test of time in my collection. It smells absolutely DELICIOUS and leaves me feeling fresh as a daisy. I know it’s crazy but I’m really excited to use this again lol!
I have to admit I used a lot of willpower to walk away from some of the gorgeous stuff I saw in Sephora while I was away, sooooooo many beauty goodies caught my eye while we were out there! Next time I head out to NYC I’m going to make it my mission to pick up some more Drunk Elephant products (especially the Lippie Balm and Jelly Cleanser) as well as some more stuff from Dior. I also spotted a stunning dual finish highlighter by Lancôme which I’m still dreaming about! Have a peek at the collage below if you want to see what’s on my Sephora wishlist!
1. LANCÔME HIGHLIGHTER | 2. GUERLAIN GOLD PEARLS OF POWDER | 3. BURBERRY LIP COLOR CONTOUR | 4. DIOR SCULPT CONTOURING POWDER BLUSH | 5. YSL ILLUMINATING CLEANSER | 6. DIOR MIST LOTION | 7. DRUNK ELEPHANT JUJU BAR | 8. DRUNK ELEPHANT LIPPIE BALM | 9. BURBERRY LIP COLOR | 10. DRUNK ELEPHANT JELLY CLEANSER | 11. MILK MAKEUP QUAD | 12. DIOR FORTIFYING NAIL CREAM
If you enjoyed this post then defo make sure you watch my video below! It’s been way too long since I filmed a Sephora haul and I’m super excited to try out all the things I picked up! Have you tried any of the products that I mentioned? I’d love to know what you thought of them!
SHOP MY SEPHORA HAUL!
CND Vinylux Weekly Polish 'Romantique'
CND Vinylux Weekly Polish 'Negligee'
Dior Eyeshadow Palette 'Sienna Embrace'
Living for that peach colour
Dior 2-in-1 Concealer
Bye bye dark circles HELLO radiance
Dior Lip Glow Pomade
Glossy glossy glossy
Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm 'Pink'
Such a pretty colour
Hourglass 'Diffused Light' Powder
Gotta get that glow
Kate Somervile Goat Milk Cream
Not as weird as it sounds lol
Drunk Elephant LaLa Retro Whipped Cream
Excited about this!
Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial
AHA & BHA
A LOVE AFFAIR WITH GLOSSIER
You’ve probably heard me (and a million other people) fangirling over Glossier lately so I thought I’d put together a little post to show my appreciation for a brand who (in my opinion) just keep getting it SO right. I’ve mentioned a number of Glossier products across my blog and YouTube over the years, but I thought it would be nice to talk you through my collection because it’s grown quite a bit since my last overview (read that here). In my opinion, Glossier is TOTALLY worth the hype and I’m excited to see if you guys agree with me too. P.S. Glossier is now available in the UK! Wahoooo!
GLOSSIER PRIMING RICH MOISTURISER
I’m definitely much more into Glossier makeup than skincare but there are a couple of products in my collection that I use and love A LOT. First up is the Glossier Priming Rich Moisturiser. This moisturiser is perfect for me because I feel like it really nourishes my dry skin. It’s a little more pricey than your average drugstore moisturiser, but for £29 it actually feels like a really luxurious product to use. Before trying this moisturiser I kind of had the impression that it might feel greasy on the skin, but despite the fact that it’s a super rich formula, it actually absorbs really nicely into my face and doesn’t feel heavy at all. This is a great base for makeup in the mornings but it’s also the perfect product to reach for during your night time routine. A great all rounder. I’ve already gone through a couple of these tubs!
I only recently picked up the Body Hero Daily Oil Wash and Daily Perfecting Cream but I already really adore this duo. The oil wash is one of my new favourite products to use in the shower, it’s blended with seven oils that wash away any dirt or sweat and leaves your skin feeling baby soft. Whenever I use this oil wash I’ll always follow up with the perfecting cream once I’ve hopped out of the shower. Again, this is a super luxury-feeling product that locks in a layer of moisture on my skin. Not only that but this perfecting cream actually leaves a natural-looking glowy finish all over your body. These two make the perfect dreamy duo!
The last couple of skincare items that I want to mention are the Super Serums. Applying my serum is one of my FAVE steps in my skincare routine and these Glossier ‘Super Serums’ make the whole process even more of a pleasure. Glossier have this set on their site called the ‘Super Pack’ which basically has all 3 of their serums inside. Within this cute little collection of serums there’s ‘Super Glow’ which is perfect to use if your skin is looking a little dull, ‘Super Pure’ which is the serum to reach for if you’re suffering with break outs and ‘Super Bounce’ which eases tight, dehydrated skin. Once I’ve applied my serum I’ll go ahead and use something like the Priming Rich Moisturiser on top for an extra boost of moisture.
BALM DOT COM
The Balm Dot Com is another favourite of mine. This is basically a multipurpose skin and lip salve which you can use pretty much anywhere you feel like it. I like to use mine on my lips and on my elbows but they’re also great to pop in your bag and use as a hand cream. They come in a ton of different flavours but ‘Birthday’ has to be the best! What’s your fave?
So I’m pretty sure I mentioned the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tints in my August Favourites video and 3 months later I’m still obsessed with these babies. It’s quite difficult to describe the Glossier Skin Tints because they kinda feel even *lighter* than a tinted moisturiser. These are great if you’re a fan of lightweight coverage and a natural, dewy finish. I tend to reach for one of these on a day when I cba to wear any makeup but I just want to apply a little something to even out my skin tone and make me look a little more put together.
You’ve probably heard me talk about the Glossier Stretch Concealer a hundred billion times because I love it SO much! It’s kind of a sheer concealer but I like to dab a little but underneath my eyes to make them look more awake. It’s also really dewy which I love because most concealers tend to dry out under my eyes-not hot.
You guys know by now that I’m all about the brows and the Glossier Boy Brow is a product that I’ve been using forever now. This is kinda like a creamy, waxy formula that not only adds some definition to your brows, but also keeps them looking ‘on fleek’ all day. I have mine in the shade ‘Blonde’ which works perfectly for me. A lot of blonde brow products can tend to be quite harsh or even orange-toned but this one is pretty much perfect.
Glossier really blew me away with their beautiful collection of Cloud Paints. The Cloud Paints are basically a super creamy blush which give your cheeks a gorgeous, natural-looking flush of colour. I think the main reason that I love these Cloud Paints so much is because they’re super easy to apply (I’m all about that stress-free makeup). All you do is squeeze a little bit of the product onto your fingertips and dab it straight onto your cheeks. These are a DREAM to blend and they’re also really build-able so you can add as much or as little colour as you like. If you’re new to Glossier you need to try these!
GENERATION G LIPSTICKS
The Glossier Generation G Lipsticks are some of my favourites in my collection. Like pretty much every other makeup product by Glossier, these babies give a super natural finish. What I love about these is that they’re designed to appear differently on everyone because the formula actually allows your natural lip colour to show through. Lately I’ve been obsessed with the shade ‘Jam’ which is like a deep berry shade but I also love the shade ‘Cake’ which is the perfect everyday peachy nude. Adore these!
The last product I want to take a second to mention is giving me MAJOR high school vibes and that’s the Glossier Lip Gloss. I’d kinda forgotten that clear lip glosses were a thing until I picked this up but I absolutely LOVE it! Did anyone else used to apply a clear gloss religiously in their high school days? I love wearing one of the Generation G Lipsticks for colour and then adding a slick of this juicy looking gloss on top. I think this looks SUPER cute and 90’s and I just love it!
When I first heard that Glossier was releasing a fragrance I had no idea what it would smell like, but when I spritzed it on my wrist it made so much sense. It smells literally like ‘you’…but better. It’s a really grown up scent and one that I’ve found myself reaching for more and more over the past couple of weeks.
If Glossier is new to you then definitely make sure you try some of the products that I’ve mentioned. I think the Cloud Paint and the Boy Brow are my favourite Glossier products, they just really help me to achieve that natural look that I LOVE! If you’re a Glossier fan like me then leave me a comment down below and let me know what your fave product is. I genuinely think Glossier are one of my all time favourite beauty brands.
Glossier Priming Rich Moisturiser
Glossier Body Hero Duo
Baby soft skin
Glossier Super Pack
Everything you need in one.
Glossier Stretch Concealer
A lightweight, dewy finish
Glossier Skin Tint
Perfect if you love a 'barely there' look
Glossier Cloud Paint
A beautiful flush of colour
Generation G Matte Lipstick
I am in actual love
Glossier Lip Gloss
Juicy juicy baby
Glossier Balm Dot Com
A multi purpose gem!
Glossier Boy Brow
CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2017
I don’t know about you guys but for me, there’s something about finding THE perfect gift for someone that feels SO satisfying. Although I usually leave it to the very last minute (and I NEVER know what to get anyone!), Christmas shopping for the friends and fam is something I actually really enjoy doing…usually from the comfort of my own sofa mind you. You guys seemed to love my Christmas gift guide posts last year so I decided to put one together for 2017 too. I’ve put TONS (and I mean tons) of ideas together for you guys and since it’s Cyber Weekend (as I write this) I’ve also included a huuuuuuge list of sales and discount codes down at the bottom of this post so you can get your Christmas shopping done for less this year! P.S. Stay tuned to the end to see my Christmas Gift Guide video where I mentioned loads and loads of different stuff! Put the kettle on, let’s get Christmas shopping SORTED!
FOR THE FREQUENT FLYER!
1. ‘AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 COCKTAILS’ | 2. TRAVELLERS TRIVIA GAME | 3. PIXI SUN MIST | 4. WORLD SCRATCH MAP | 5. TRAVEL SIZE CAUDALIE BEAUTY ELIXIR | 6. INVISIBOBBLES | 7. MINI FRESH ROSE FACE MASK | 8. STELLA MCCARTNEY X ADIDAS WEEKENDER BACKPACK | 9. GHD TRAVEL HAIR DRYER | 10. TANGLE TEEZER | 11. CASHMERE EYE MASK | 12. NEW BALANCE ‘FLEXONIC’ SNEAKERS | 13. HAY TRAVEL PILLOW | 14. ALPHABET WASH BAG
FOR THE BEAUTY ADDICT!
1. LANCOME HIGHLIGHTER PALETTE | 2. DIPTYQUE CANDLE DISCOVERY KIT | 3. DIPTYQUE PERFUME DISCOVERY KIT | 4. LANCOME TEINT IDOL CUSHION FOUNDATION | 5. PIXI ‘BEST OF BRIGHT’ SET | 6. PAT MCGRATH ILLUMINATOR KIT | 7. NARS ‘THE MULTIPLE’ | 8. FRINGED WALL MIRROR | 9. BRUSH CLEANSING PALETTE | 10. LAURA MERCIER STICK EYE COLOUR COLLECTION | 11. AESOP HAND BALM | 12. ‘LOOKING GOOD’ POSTER | 13. PIXI ROSE CAVIAR SERUM | 14. LIPSTICK SCENTED CANDLE (!!) | 15. FRESH SUGAR SWEETIES SET | 16. BY TERRY BAUME DE ROSE KIT
FOR THE STYLE KING!
1. ‘NEVER GIVE UP’ RING | 2. ‘BE BRAVE’ RING | 3. PANASONIC WET/DRY SHAVER | 4. HORN-EFFECT TAIL COMB | 5. CASIO WATCH | 6. ADIDAS TREFOIL ‘DAD CAP’ | 7. LE LABO PERFUME DISCOVERY SET | 8. PAI ‘CAMELIA & ROSE’ GENTLE HYDRATING CLEANSER | 9. UCON ACROBATICS BACKPACK | 10. COMMON PROJECTS CARD HOLDER | 11. HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO SLING BAG | 12. LE LABO HAIR STYLING CONCRETE | 13. ADIDAS EQT SUPPORT SNEAKERS | 14. THIS WORKS DREAM TEAM SLEEP DUO | 15. LE LABO SHOWER GEL
FOR THE STYLE QUEEN!
1. INTERSTELLAR NECKLACE | 2. MARC JACOBS ‘DEW DROPS’ HIGHLIGHTER | 3. ADIDAS BY STELLA ULTRA BOOSTS | 4. SHOOTING STAR EARRINGS | 5. ‘DAY SLEEPER’ TEE | 6. NARS LIQUID BLUSH | 7. CANDY STRIPE SOCKS | 8. BABY PINK SOCKS | 9. BLACK STRIPE SOCKS | 10. TRIANGLE STUDS | 11. CASIO WATCH | 12. SEQUIN GALAXY BAG | 13. RODIN ‘WINKS’ LIPSTICK | 14. RODIN ‘SO MOD’ | 15. RODIN ‘TOUGH TOMATO’ | 16. RODIN ‘RED HEDY’ | 17. YELLOW BEANIE | 18. HAIR TIES | 19. DAISY LONDON BRACELET | 20. PEACH LENS SUNGLASSES | 21. AMAZING GALAXY BOOTS
FOR THE HOME BODY!
1. FLUFFY SLIPPERS | 2. ‘SNOW LEOPARD’ FURRY ROBE | 3. CUTE FAIRY LIGHTS | 4. HEAT UP HUGGABLE SLOTH (OMG!) | 5. THIS WORKS DEEP SLEEP BATH SOAK | 6. FRESH LEMON SUGARBATH CUBES | 7. FRESH SEABERRY EXFOLIATING SOAP | 8. THIS WORKS DEEP SLEEP OIL | 9. COZY BLANKET | 10. HYGGE HOME DIFFUSER | 11. DIPTYQUE CANDLE DISCOVERY SET | 12. GREEN CRYSTAL RING HOLDER | 13. PINK CRYSTAL RING HOLDER | 14. SNUGGLY CUSHION
FOR THE HEALTH & FITNESS GURU!
1. NEAT NUTRITION MULTIVITAMINS & MINERALS | 2. NIKE INTERNATIONALIST JERSEY TEE | 3. MIO DRY BODY BRUSH | 4. ‘BED OF NAILS’ ACUPRESSURE PILLOW | 5. MOON JUICE ‘POWER DUST’ | 6. ADIDAS PERFORMANCE SPORTS BRA | 7. INVISIBOBBLES | 8. YOGA MAT | 9. NIKE FREE RUN SNEAKERS | 10. ‘THE BEAUTY CHEF’ BOOK | 11. MIO LIQUID YOGA SPRAY | 12. MIO ‘CLEAN SLATE’ WORKOUT WIPES | 13. FJALLRAVEN MINI BACKPACK
FOR THE LUXE LOVER!
1. TOM FORD LIPSTICK | 2. CUTE MOON NECKLACE | 3. COSMIC STAR BRACELET | 4. STARLIGHT STUD EARRINGS | 5. SILVER COMMON PROJECTS | 6. BELLA FREUD SWEATER | 7. MONICA VINADER RINGS | 8. B&O WIRELESS SPEAKER | 9. SLEEPER PYJAMA SET | 10. FORNASETTI CANDLE | 11. MARBLE SUNGLASSES | 12. HOURGLASS ‘AMBIENT LIGHT’ PALETTE | 13. FOREO LUNA 2 | 14. TOM FORD CREAM & POWDER SHADOW | 15. BY TERRY COMPACT | 16. BY TERRY DAY CREAM | 17. LE LABO ‘THE NOIR’ | 18. CULT GAIA BAG | 19. SARAH CHAPMAN OVERNIGHT EDIT | 20. MY FAVOURITE HEADPHONES
GET MONEY OFF THIS CYBER WEEKEND WITH THESE DISCOUNT CODES!
Most Cyber Weekend deals end at midnight tonight (27/11/17) so make the most of the discounts while you can!
• NEW LOOK 25% OFF •
MY FAVE PICKS!
FOR MY MOM!
Fun for Christmas Day!
Lipstick scented candle? YES PLS
I just know he would love this
That man is fragrance mad
Come to mama
BLACK FRIDAY HAUL & WISHLIST
I can’t believe it’s that time of year again but Black Friday and Cyber Weekend are officially HERE and that means bargains..bargains…BARGAINS! I thought that this weekend would give me the perfect opportunity to show you some pieces that I’ve picked up recently as well as give you a sneak peek at some of the things I’m hoping to pick up on SALE this Cyber Weekend. A LOT of the things that I’ve mentioned in my video and in this post will be discounted so I made a big list of some of the best sales as well as some discount codes that you might need down below. Stay tuned to the end of the post to watch a MASSIVE Black Friday Haul! I went a lil overboard with the shopping lately…in the mean time, here’s a HUGE list of discount codes for you guys!
GET MONEY OFF THIS CYBER WEEKEND WITH THESE DISCOUNT CODES!
• NEW LOOK 25% OFF •
FOR WINTER WALKS
A good quality coat and a cosy pair of snow boots are the FIRST items on my winter wishlist every single year. I spotted this beautiful padded jacket the other day and now I just cannot get it out of my head! I feel like it’s the right mix of practical and stylish, am I right? I’ve also got my eyes on this gorgeous pair of suede snow boots. I’m not sure if they look hardy enough to cope with a Canadian winter (I’m a loyal Sorel girl), but they sure do look like the kind of thing I’d love to throw on for a brisk morning walk with Reggie. P.S. I didn’t think I’d be such a fan of the Nike Air Max 97 trend but I actually think I might be coming around to them…this metallic pair do look kinda cool paired with the black mom jeans and cute fuzzy bag.
1. PADDED JACKET | 2. SUEDE SNOW BOOTS | 3. CLARINS HAND & NAIL CREAM | 4. ‘ACTUALLY I CAN’ COZY SWEATER | 5. NIKE AIR MAX 97’S | 6. FUZZY GLOVES | 7. BITE BEAUTY LIPSTICK ‘SPICED PLUM’ | 8. FAUX SHEARLING BUCKET BAG | 9. MOM JEANS | 10. FRESH CARAMEL LIP BALM | 11. SNUGGLY SNOOD | 12. L’OCCITANE ALMOND DISCOVERY KIT | 13. CUTE BOBBLE HAT | 14. MARC JACOBS SHADOW PALETTE
FOR WEEKDAY MEETINGS
Firstly I just need to take a minute to mention how IN LOVE I am with those faux snakeskin black boots up the top there…how beautiful are those!? A cool pair of leather ankle boots (with a lil bit of a heel) are one of my favourite things to wear in the winter time. I feel like they really help to amp up an otherwise casual outfit (plus you can also wear super snuggly socks underneath and no one will ever know!) My go-to ‘smart’ winter outfit is pretty much exactly what you see right here…cute boots, comfy trousers, a funky jumper and a tailored coat. I’m not really much of a burgundy girl but something about that mohair coat and the cute little bucket bag is giving me all the burgundy cravings. Also, I NEED that notebook in my life lol.
1. FENTY BEAUTY TRIO STIX SET | 2. SNAKESKIN BOOTS | 3. CUTE BUCKET BAG | 4. COZY LEATHER GLOVES | 5. OLIVIA BURTON WATCH | 6. SMART TAILORED COAT | 7. CHECKED TROUSERS | 8. FUNKY JUMPER | 9. AMAZING SLOGAN NOTEBOOK | 10. ADORABLE PEARL BERET | 11. TOM FORD LIPSTICK | 12. TANGLE TEEZER | 13. NAILS INC FESTIVE POLISHES | 14. DIPTYQUE ‘EAU ROSE’ EAU DE TOILETTE | 15. MY DAISY LONDON CHAKRA BRACELET | 16. DAISY LONDON CHAKRA EARRINGS | 17. WOOLY SCARF | 18. BY TERRY CLICK STICK CONCEALER
FOR WEEKEND ADVENTURES
As you can see I’m tooootally into the colour red lately so I was immediately drawn to the bold red puffer jacket as soon as I saw it! I’m already visualising this with a pair of funky jeans (like these two tone ones) a slogan tee (how cool is this Eternal Youth one!?!) and some comfy new balance (I love the way these sneakers would pick out the red of the jacket). I’m also loving mixing colours so I’m swooning over that neon pink beanie and the beautiful turquoise maxi scarf.
1. PINK BEANIE HAT | 2. HOURGLASS LIQUID LIPSTICK | 3. NEW BALANCE SNEAKERS | 4. RED CORD CHAKRA BRACELET | 5. SNUGGLY SCARF | 6. ETERNAL YOUTH TEE | 7. CONTRAST JEANS | 8. LOTUS FLOWER EARRINGS | 9. RED PUFFER JACKET | 10. GUERLAIN GOLD PEARLS OF POWDER | 11. STEVE MADDEN PATENT BOOTS | 12. POLAROID 600 INSTANT CAMERA | 13. MANSUR GAVRIEL PATENT BUCKET BAG | 14. NARS X MAN RAY PALETTE | 15. TOM FORD ‘VELVET ORCHID
FOR LAZY SUNDAYS
Lazy Sundays are my FAVOURITE kinda Sundays. Even though my pyjama collection is literally overflowing I’m always on the lookout for cute new comfies to add to my stash. Anyone remember THE duvet robe from last year’s Christmas Gift Guide video? Well…I’m sorry to say I haven’t managed to find anything quite as incredible as that, but I did stumble upon this super soft robe. I’m not usually a lover of fleecy stuff, but this robe looks soooo wonderfully soft that I might just have to make an exception and add this to my wardrobe! (It also has a hood!! Serious robe points…) Another ASOS gem that I found is this pair of faux fur slippers. These look EXACTLY like my amazing Ozlana slippers but they’re literally a fraction of the price…amaaaazing. I just want to slip my feet straight into these bad boys and never take them off! Can it just be Sunday already?
1. HOODED FLEECY ROBE | 2. OUAI ‘MORNING AFTER’ KIT | 3. STARRY SWEATER | 4. FRESH VITAMIN NECTAR MASK | 5. ‘YOU GUAC MY WORLD’ PJ SET | 6. OSKIA MASSAGE CANDLE | 7. PAI BRIGHTENING EXFOLIATOR | 8. SILK SLEEP MASK | 9. HERBIVORE COCONUT BODY POLISH | 10. HERBIVORE MOONFRUIT NIGHT TREATMENT | 11. NUXE MULTI-USE OIL | 12. CUTE MUG | 13. AVOCADO HAND MASK | 14. FUZZY SLIPPERS | 15. DEEP SLEEP KIT | 16. SUNNY SOCKS
I hope you guys enjoyed getting a sneak peek into my winter wishlist! Don’t forget that a lot of the pieces that I’ve mentioned will be on sale over Black Friday and Cyber Weekend so if anything is taking your fancy now is the time to grab a bargain. If you want to see what fashion, beauty and lifestyle goodies I’ve picked up recently then definitely make sure you watch my Black Friday Haul down below! All of the links to the pieces I’ve mentioned will be linked in the description box below along with any discount codes. Leave me a comment and let me know what you picked up over the weekend!
MY FAVE PICS FROM MY WINTER WISHLIST:
Snuggly Borg Gloves
A winter morning must have!
New Balance 996 Sneakers
Comfy, casual, COOL
Red Puffer Jacket
That red though
Yellow Pom Pom Beanie
So into yellow lately
Super Cute Notebook
I need this in my life guys
NEW IN FROM NET-A-PORTER BEAUTY
The other week I received a VERY exciting package in the mail from the lovely beauty team at Net-A-Porter and I couldn’t resist whipping out my camera to document my excitement! It’s no secret that I’m a littttttle bit obsessed with Net-A-Porter (in particular their beauty and wellness section!) so when I opened up the box and saw what was inside I was shook. I was lucky enough to receive one of the incredible Pat McGrath ‘Lust’ Lip Kits, a cute lil tub of Kat Burki eye cream, one of my favourite Nannette De Gaspe eye masks and a bottle of the Sam McKnight dry shampoo.
First up I thought I’d kick things off by telling you guys about the sparkliest item in the package…the Pat McGrath Lip Kit. Within this kit are 6 matte lipsticks, a clear vinyl gloss, three microfine glitter pots and one metallic pigment pot. Of course I got most excited about the six lipstick shades including one nude, two reds, a mauve, a plum and a berry. As some of you will know by now, matte lipsticks aren’t *really* my go to lip formula, I’m much more of a sheer kinda girl, but what I love about this kit is that you also get the clear vinyl gloss which you can layer over the colour to give it a juicy sheen. Super easy to customise to your personal taste.
I was also lucky enough to receive one of the gorgeous ‘Complete B’ Eye Creme Complexes by Kat Burki which I’m super excited to use. This stuff is basically designed to firm and smooth the delicate area around the eyes to give a brighter, more youthful looking appearance. Applying an eye cream is actually one of my favourite parts of my skincare routine, I just don’t feel complete without it! This one is blended with dreamy stuff like nourishing cold-pressed ingredients, plant stem cells and silk amino acids so I know it’s going to feel super luxurious to apply! P.S. Anything that comes with a cute lil spatula is a winner in my book hee hee!
You might remember a few years back I put together a post all about the incredible Nannette De Gaspe Techstile Masques so when I saw the Restorative Eye Masque nestled at the bottom of the box I was SUPER excited! Once I’ve applied the masque I just gently massage my face with my finger tips (concentrating mostly under the eyes) before leaving it on for 15 minutes. When I take this off my skin feels totally refreshed and more awake. I like to save this kind of thing for special occasions or whenever I know I have an event coming up.
As a dry shampoo fangirl I’ve been dying to try the Sam McKnight ‘Lazy Girl’ Dry Shampoo for a while. I’m usually such a Batiste kinda girl, but I think I might be hooked on this stuff. Not only does it give my hair a boost, it’s also scented with water lily, green stem and juniper wood. Anything that saves me having to whip out the hair dryer is a winner in my book! I’d say it gives a lot more texture to your hair than your average shampoo which is what I lovvvveee.
Thanks so much to the team at Net-A-Porter for sending me all of these gorgeous beauty goodies! The Pat McGrath Lip Kit literally took my breath away and I’m so excited to try out all of the amazing lipstick shades. I *might* even step out of my comfort zone and give some of those glitters a whirl! Who knows!? Definitely check out the Net-A-Porter site for some stunning beauty products if you haven’t already. It’s one of my go-to destinations for fragrance and wellness too!
Pat McGrath 'Everything' Lip Kit
Sparkle and shine!
Kat Burki Eye Cream
The definition of dreamy
Nannette De Gaspe Eye Masque
The ultimate refresher
Sam McKnight Dry Shampoo
Sometimes lazy is good
Pat McGrath Skin Illuminator Kit
Got my eyes on you
BEAUTY FAVOURITES | AUTUMN LOVES
I can’t believe we’re almost half way through November guys! Kinda scary right? It’s been a while since I filmed a favourites video and since I’ve found myself falling in love with so many exciting products (and things) this month, I thought I’d sit down and tell you a bit more about them. What have you been loving lately? Leave me a comment and tell me down below! P.s. Stay tuned to the end of the post to watch the full video!
You guys know I’m OBSESSED with pretty much every Fresh product in existence so it was a no brainer that I was going to end up falling in love with the Fresh ‘Instant Glow’ Luminizer. What’s great about this stuff is that you can use it a ton of different ways. On days when I cba to wear any make up I love wearing a super thin layer of the product on it’s own, but my favourite way to wear this luminizer is over the top of my foundation. All I do is squeeze a tiny piece of product into my hand and kinda warm it up between my finger tips before lightly patting it straight onto my skin. This luminizer is amazing at giving your skin a natural looking all-over radiance. LOVE!
How stunning is this rose blush by Milani? I have mine in the shade ‘Romantic Rose’ which works perfectly with my skin tone. A light dusting of this blush on the apples of my cheeks gives me a really gorgeous ‘English Rose’ pop of colour. There’s something really satisfying about swirling my brush into this stunner.
As soon as I saw this book I knew I HAD to have it, I think it was a mix of the pop of vibrant yellow on the cover and the fact that I’m obsessed with scandi style that got me all heart eyed. This book is great because it’s really informative and INSANELY inspiring. It gives you tips on how to create a minimalist wardrobe (something I seriously need to do!), mix and match patterns and create a scandi-style that works just right for you. This is one of those coffee table books that I can’t stop staring at. If you know someone who’s scandi-obsessed this would make a great Christmas gift!
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when I first tried this new fragrance by Glossier. For some reason I kinda thought that this perfume would smell super sweet and sickly but it’s actually a really grown up scent and one that I’ve been spritzing non stop ever since I got it! It reminds me of Escentric Molecules (the perfume that smells different on everyone) because it doesn’t really have a scent that I can pin point, it just smells like ‘me’ but better (hence why it’s called ‘You’). It’s kinda creamy, musky and warm. Don’t be fooled by the baby pink bottle, this stuff is super sophisticated!
If you’re a fan of my book posts you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Rupi Kuar. Like her book ‘Milk & Honey’, ‘The Sun & Her Flowers’ is a collection of beautiful short poems and quotes. I’ve been picking this up every now and then and I absolutely love it. There’s something about the way that Rupi writes that makes me feel so empowered and alive. If you’re a poetry fan you’re going to relish this one!
As you can probably tell from the almost-empty bottle, I’ve been really enjoying using the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. I have super sensitive, dry skin and this serum does a great job at locking in a layer of moisture that lasts all day. It’s also amazing at reducing the appearance of dark spots and giving your skin a gorgeous, dewy glow. Another product that I’ve *almost* used up is the Schmidt’s ‘Charcoal & Magnesium Natural Deodorant’. I feel like Schmidts are one of the only natural deodorant brands that I’ve tried that actually works. Don’t be alarmed by the dark product inside the bottle, it doesn’t look that colour when you apply it to your underarms! This stuff smells super clean and I can always rely on a dab or two of this to keep me feeling funky fresh.
For haircare I’ve been enjoying using a teeny weeny scoop of the Ouai Matte Pomade to give my tresses some serious VA VA VOOM baby. I only use the smallest amount of product but it gives my hair a sexy ‘bed head’ look and helps to make my style last all day. Unlike some hair styling stuff, this Ouai Matte Pomade doesn’t leave my hair looking greasy or feeling heavy, it’s super lightweight and gives me a natural-looking ‘oomph’. Great for those of you with shorter hair like mine.
The Charlotte Tilbury ‘Instant Look in 5’ Palette is a product in my makeup drawer that I’ve found myself falling in love with over the past few weeks. You know I’m all about quick, easy, no-stress makeup so this palette is great because it really does have *pretty much* everything you need in one place. I have mine in the shade ‘Beauty Glow’ and I just adore that highlight mixed with that bronze. I feel like this is great for everyday but also makes a night time look feel super special.
It’s no secret that I’m a little bit of a fangirl when it comes to the Surratt Lipsliques and lately I’ve been reaching for one in the shade ‘Ladybug’ A LOT. What I love about the Lipsliques is that they’re super juicy and feel so comfortable on the lips. These have a sheer to medium finish so they’re right up my street. ‘Ladybug’ is a beautiful orange-toned red that I wore pretty much everyday that we were in Cambodia. Such a beautiful colour!
This month I was actually lucky enough to be a guest editor in one of my all time favourite magazines ‘Darling’! I wrote a little piece all about my top 10 tips to combat stress. Darling is a magazine all about strong, inspiring women, so I’m so thrilled to be a part of this issue. Pick up a copy here!
If you’re looking for a super easy, stress-free highlighter then the Lancome ‘Click & Glow’ Liquid Highlighter is a product that you NEED to try! This highlight looks absolutely beautiful on the skin because it gives a gorgeous, natural-looking finish. I have mine in the shade ‘Lumieres D’or’ which is kinda like an apricot shade. This stuff is stunn-ING!
I’ve been fangirling over Clé De Peau beauty products for as LONG as I can remember and when we were on the way back from Cambodia I finally caved and picked up a few pieces from the airport. One of the stand out products for me is this stick concealer. It’s definitely one of the more pricey pieces in my makeup wardrobe, but I kinda feel like it’s totally worth it. Unlike a lot of stick concealers, this stuff feels incredibly creamy and is super easy to blend. It’s great for under the eyes and also does a fab job at concealing any blemishes. This really met all my expectations and I’m excited to try more stuff from Clé De Peau.
I’m sure most of you have guessed by now that I couldn’t make a favourites without mentioning the amazing Reggie X Wild At Heart Foundation sweater. As a lot of you know I recently teamed up with this very special charity to create a sweater with my BEAUTIFUL SON printed on the front! The sweater is £50 and every single penny of the profits go straight towards the charity and their goals. If you want to read more about it make sure you go and check out the post that I put together all about this collab. Check it out here! BIG THANK YOU to every single one of you who has purchased yourself or a loved one a sweater so far. It means the absolute world to me, the Wild at Heart team and of course all the doggies in the world who need our help and love. Speaking of Reggie, how adorable does he look in my bright red scarf? I’ve been completely obsessed with this scarf ever since I got it! This one if quite pricey but I found a dupe that is pretty much identical > here <. Loving this pop of colour lately! P.s. I’m literally lolling at Aslan’s crocs and socks combo. What a statement!
Fresh Instant Glow Luminizer
I'm actually OBSESSEDDDDD
Milani Powder Blush
Isn't this absolutely beautiful?
'Dress Scandinavian' Book
Scandi style is LIFE
Surprisingly grown up
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask
My new fave mask by Fresh!
Ouai Hair Pomade
Style it up
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
Gorgeous, radiant skin!
Charlotte Tilbury 'Instant Look' Beauty Glow Palette
Everything you need in one!
Surratt Lipslique 'Ladybug'
I think this is my favourite shade in the lipsliques
Lancome Click & Glow Liquid Highlighter Pen
Super duper easy to use
ONCE IN A LIFETIME CAMBODIA TRIP WITH FRESH
It feels like a lifetime since I got back from Cambodia with Fresh, but it was actually just two weeks ago! It took around 15 hours to get to Siem Reap, but it was totally worth the trek. When I stepped out of the airport I was immediately hit with the heat and humidity and as a summer baby I fully embraced it. A super retro taxi picked us up and brought us to the hotel which I was super excited about, but little did I know that was just the beginning of what this trip had in store for me!
After the awesome taxi journey I was beyond thrilled to say hello to my home for the week! I stayed at Raffles which actually had one of the oldest elevators in all of Cambodia! Make sure you check out my vlog below to see this awesome lift! I had way too much fun going up and down the hotel.
For the essentials
Cropped White Tee
Citizens of Humanity Trousers
Comfortable and cool
ASOS Straw Hat
Beach babe vibes
Super Cool Rope Sandals
By Nomadic State of Mind
The reason Fresh brought me to Cambodia was to learn more about the lotus flower which is a key ingredient in their lotus range. Before visiting cambodia I knew basically nothing about this stunning flower, but I was so impressed by how many uses it has. We took a boat cruise through the lotus lake (where they grow) and got to get up close and personal to these flowers in their natural habitat.
Charlotte Tilbury 'Instant Look' Beauty Glow Palette
Everything you need in one!
By Terry Baume De Rose
Paloma Wool 'Silvana' Dress
SO versatile and timeless
Maison Louis Marie ‘No 4 Bois De Balincourt’
Lasts all day!
Classic Cross Body Bag
&OtherStories T-Shirt Dress
The comfiest thing everrrr
Marais Lavender Sandals
Obsessed with this colour
Round Basket Bag
I'm in love with this
Don't look at me
Essie Red Nail Polish
Besides learning lots and lots about the power of lotus we had some free time to explore Cambodia on our own. We decided to go to the market and stock up on woven basket bags! A girl can never have too many 😉
On our last day in Cambodia we got the opportunity to see some historical sights including Angkor Wat, the Jungle Temple (where a lot of Tomb Raider was filmed). We woke up around 4:30 in the morning to watch the sunset over these beautiful temples and it was an experience I will never forget.
&OtherStories Maxi Dress
ASOS Multi Chain Necklace
As you can tell I'm obsessed lol
Fringed Leather Sandals
Major 70's vibes
Lancôme Lipstick 'Lacewood'
Love love love this shade
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask Seaweed Radiance Facial
The big new launch from fresh is a very welcome addition to their already popular Lotus range and something I was super excited about because it’s a mask! I am always banging on about how much I love Fresh Face Masks (they are THE BEST), so of course I wanted to be one of the first to try their new offering. So the cool thing about this mask is that it’s a 5 minute facial. It aims to combat tired skin and overstressed skin (can I get an amen?). I found it to be incredibly moisturising, but I was most impressed by how effectively it exfoliates the skin. It’s backed with seaweed, red algae and lotus seeds that gently buff the skin to leave with you with a super smooth canvas.
HOW TO USE:
Apply the mask to the skin and let it sit for around 5 minutes. Add some warm water and gently use your fingertips and rub softly in a circular motion. Rinse it well and voila! You can use it 2-3 times per week and I have a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite morning masks because makeup looks sooo amazing after you use this mask!
Learn more about the Fresh Lotus range here.
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion
Get that glow
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask
My new fave mask by Fresh!
Fresh Lotus Eye Gel
So so so refreshing
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream
All my dreams come true
LET'S TALK ABOUT FRESH
Bath & Shower
I love pretty much everything that Fresh have ever invented but I must admit I’m a real sucker for their bath and shower products. A product that I’ve been using and loving for YEARS is the Brown Sugar Body Polish. To me, the Brown Sugar Body Polish is basically my idea of the ULTIMATE exfoliator. What I love about this stuff is that it’s incredibly nourishing (something which is rare to find in an exfoliator!) and that’s all down to the dreamy blend of citrus oils, precious oils and REAL brown sugar crystals which help to buff away dead skin cells and prevent moisture loss all at the same time. I’m also a die hard fan of their bath and shower gels (in particular the scent Hesperides Grapefruit which smells super fresh and zingy) as well as their Lemon Sugarbath Cubes which I’ll pop into the tub whenever I fancy giving myself a little bath time treat. I’m not the biggest fan of bath bombs (IKR who isn’t!?) but these Sugarbath Cubes are an exception to my rule. I find that some bath bombs can irritate my sensitive skin and the reason that I’m so crazy about these Fresh cubes is because they’re jam packed with kind-to-skin ingredients like avocado oil, honey and brown sugar. These ones also smell like actual lemon sherbet candies (!!!!!)
The Fresh Shaving Cream is a bath time product that I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned here on my blog and that’s because it’s quite new to me. The reason I’ve fallen head over heels for the Fresh Shaving Cream is because it helps to give me a really clean shave, protects against razor irritation AND keeps my skin feeling silky smooth all at the same time…magic! The formula is packed with dreamy ingredients such as sal seed butter which helps to soften and nourish, alongside meadowfoam seed, grape seed and olive fruit oils which give the skin a surge of hydration. This stuff is really great and hydrating. Highly recommend!
A product that I’m pretty sure you’ve all heard me fangirl over is the Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Treatment Bar. When I first discovered this treatment bar I was a little sceptical…surely something that’s made purely from 100% clay would only dry my skin out, right? Wrong! The Umbrian Clay Treatment Bar works as a deep cleanser and instant detoxifying mask for the body and face and its also super duper nourishing. Its high-mineral content neutralises acidity on the skin which purifies and clarifies the complexion. Lev, the co-founder of Fresh once told me that after doing a ton of research on different types of clay, the Fresh team discovered that Umbrian Clay was the only type which didn’t completely dry out the skin or leave it feeling desperate for moisture. I’ve been using this treatment bar for months now and I absolutely adore it, Lev was totally right, this stuff works wonders on my dry skin! Try it for yourself and see if you love it as much as I do.
For The Face
Onto my favourite bit…the skincare! I’ve tried a ton of different skin care products over the years but Fresh are a brand that have stood the test of time in my skincare collection. I’ve suffered with dry and sensitive skin for as long as I can remember and the thing that keeps me loyal to Fresh is that their products are always super gentle and kind to my face. I’m gonna kick things off by quickly mentioning one of my favourite Fresh skincare products, the Sugar Face Polish! Much like the Brown Sugar Body Polish, this facial exfoliator is great at buffing away nasty dead cells, but also does an amazing job at nourishing my skin. I tend to go for chemical exfoliators but sometimes I feel like I need a physical scrub. As soon as I wash away the product from my face I can see that my complexion looks brighter and more radiant.
If you’re on the look out for a new kind-to-skin cleanser in your life then I cannot recommend the Fresh Soy Cleanser enough! I like to use this as my ‘second cleanse’ during my evening skincare routine because it’s really great at dissolving any leftover scraps of makeup or dirt (even stubborn mascara!) It’s a gel cleanser so it’s super silky to use and always leaves my skin feeling soft, supple and refreshed. I’ll usually take a little bit of product onto my finger tips and massage it in circular motions over my wet skin. Whenever I use this stuff I’m always so amazed at how hydrated my skin feels. I’m also totally in love with the Rose Deep Hydration Toner (yes, this is JUST as amazing as my favourite Rose Face Mask!) This toner is great for removing impurities from your skin and helps you to achieve a softer-feeling and healthier-looking complexion. If you go as crazy for all-things-rose as I do then you also need to give the Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream a whirl. This is a super lightweight cream packed with dreamy ingredients like rosewater and plum seed oil which gives your skin a layer of moisture that lasts all day. I LOVE it.
The amazing Crème Ancienne is a Fresh collection that I’ve recently found myself falling more and more in love with. The Crème Ancienne collection is slightly more of a premium range, but in this case I think the extra few pennies are totally worth it. Each of the Crème Ancienne products contain super fragile ingredients which must be mixed in a particular sequence, at a specific dose and at a determined temperature. This level of precision, attention to detail and scientific knowledge creates the ultimate age-delay treatment. If that wasn’t enough to get your jaws dropping, every product in this collection is hand-poured by ACTUAL monks in a monastery. Essentially what I’m trying to say here is that this collection is pretty much a work of art. I’ve been using the original Crème Ancienne for the past few months and I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing my skin has been looking and feeling since I’ve been applying this stuff. It’s extremely nourishing but incredibly lightweight at the same time. I also love the Elixir Ancienne which is prrrreeettyyy pricey but works to give my face a surge of moisture like nothing else. This range is incredible and I’m excited to explore more of the products within it! I feel like this stuff *might* just be magic…
Speaking of hydrating…if dry skin is something that you suffer with you need to try the Fresh Seaberry Face Oil. I know a lot of people are quite dubious when it comes to using face oils and before I started using oils in my everyday routine I used to feel exactly the same! Nowadays, my skincare regime doesn’t feel complete until I’ve locked in a layer of moisture with something like this Fresh face oil. Seaberry oil is a powerful antioxidant rich in moisturising omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9, all of which are known for doing a great job at protecting the skin from the effects of aging and damaging free radicals. After cleansing I’ll take a couple of drops onto my finger tips before working the oil into my face using circular motions. Highly recommend!
Most of you will know by now that I’ve been obsessed with Fresh face masks for YEARS! I literally love every single one of the masks in their collection and use them all on a regular basis. I talk about the Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask quite often and I’ve also mentioned the Rose Face Mask a few times (ok literally all the time) but I’m also loyal to the Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Mask, the Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask and the Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask (to name but a few). It’s hard for me to pick a favourite because they all do totally different things to your skin, but I do lurrrrve the Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Mask a whole lot! This mask is actually a concentrated fruit paste of crushed oranges, lemons and clementines which all work hard to gently exfoliate and smooth the skin. With the citrus fruit comes VITAMINS and within this mask are heaps of Vitamins C, E and B5 which all help to give your complexion a gorgeous, radiant glow. This stuff is as good as it sounds and that’s why it’s one of my go-to masks in my collection. You will LOVE it!
I don’t tend to mention the Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask all that often but it’s one that I’ll use around once or twice a week. Within the mask is black tea ferment which is actually a natural antioxidant that helps to defend against wrinkle-causing free radicals while softening and smoothing the feel of your skin. It’s also packed with lovely stuff like lychee seed extract which helps to maintain the skin’s elasticity, alongside jicama root which is known for its hydrating and nourishing properties. If you liked the sound of the Crème Ancienne range then you need to try the Ultimate Honey Nourishing Mask because it’s pretty much the definition of dreamy! This mask is made with PURE honey (it smells incredible) and gives your skin a huuuuuuge surge of moisture that lasts from morning till’ night. Like I said it’s so hard for me to pick a favourite mask from the Fresh collection but the Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask is one that I’m really falling for. Fresh masks are AMAAAAZING!!
Something that I recently discovered about Fresh is that they actually do mini versions of a lot of their products (I’m way too excited about this!!) If you watched my ‘Travelling Light as a Skincare Junkie’ video you’ll know that I like to bring all of my favourite products with me whenever I travel, so as soon as I saw the teeny weeny face mask pots and sugar scrubs on the website I couldn’t resist picking some up! Although I had way too much fun with my label maker back in the Summer, decanting all of my lotions in potions into plastic tubs was quite the task, so I’m definitely going to be taking some of these mini products in my suitcase next time Aslan and I go away somewhere. I decided to stock up on mini versions of the Sugar Face Polish, Rose Face Mask and Vitamin Nectar Mask. Each of these pots contain 30ml of product so they’re ideal to pop in your hand luggage. LOVE IT!!
I thought I’d finish things up by talking about a couple of the Fresh products that I’ve become most excited about recently! The other week Fresh invited me along to a beautiful breakfast event to tell me a little bit more about some of the stunning fragrances in their collection. You all know by now that I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to fragrances so i was super excited to try out some of their scents! The first fragrance that I ended up falling in love with is the Hesperides Grapefruit Eau De Parfum. Citrus perfumes aren’t usually my thing but as soon as I smelt the zingy grapefruit I was hooked! After you’ve sprayed this onto your skin you’ll instantly smell the fresh top notes of Italian lemon, mandarin and grapefruit and after a while you’ll start to get a feel for the depth of the scent through the bottom notes of peach, rhubarb and musk. It smells as delicious as it sounds!
I also picked up the Cannabis Santal Eau De Parfum which is a completely different kind of scent! The Cannabis Santal is a warm, woody fragrance and is exactly the kind of thing I love to wear during the colder months. Mixed with its top notes of bergamot, zingy orange and black plum are mid notes of earthy patchouli and cannabis. The bottom notes are a dreamy mix of chocolate, vetiver and vanilla musk. I’ve only used this fragrance a couple of times but each time I’ve worn it I’ve had someone ask me what perfume I’m wearing. This is wonderfully unique scent and one that I’ll be reaching for a lot over the coming months. (I’m also pretty sure Aslan will be stealing a spritz of this too!)
I hope you guys enjoyed learning a little bit more about one of my favourite beauty brands. I’ve been using (and raving about!) Fresh products for years and I’m pretty sure I’m still going to be just as obsessed with their stuff when I’m 90 years old! Dryness and sensitivity is something that I’ve suffered with for years and thanks to their natural ingredients, Fresh is a brand that I can always rely on to be kind and gentle on my skin. If you’re a fan of Fresh I would love to know what your all time favourite Fresh product is! If this brand is new to you then definitely go and check out their products > here <
Fresh Shaving Cream
Protects the skin from moisture loss
Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit Bath & Shower Gel
Smells super fresh
Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish
Revitalise your skin!
Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Treatment Bar
You need this in your shower!
Fresh Sugar Lemon Sugarbath Cubes
Smells like actual lemon sherbet
Fresh Seaberry Moisturising Face Oil
Locks in a layer of moisture
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner
Infused with real rose petals
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting Face Mask
This stuff is magic
Fresh 'Hesperides Grapefruit' Eau De Parfum
Notes of rhubarb, clementine and peach
Fresh 'Cannabis Santal' Eau De Parfum
Base notes of chocolate and vetiver
NEW IN: SKINCARE
Every time a new season rolls around I always get super excited to mix things up in my skincare collection. Over the past few weeks I’ve acquired a number of different products so I thought I’d put together a post to tell you guys a little bit about the new items on my bathroom counter.
I’ve been having major issues with my sleeping pattern recently which means that I’ve been fighting a never ending battle with my dark circles. The other week I opened up a bottle of the Tata Harper Illuminating Eye Crème and all of my dreams came true…this stuff is magic! The Illuminating Eye Crème is a shimmering blend of hydrating aloe juice, shea butter and REAL diamond dust! I like to massage the crème all over my upper and lower lids before applying my makeup but you can also gently press a little of the formula on the top of your concealer for extra glow. This stuff makes me look like I’ve had a solid 12 hour snooze even when I’ve been tossing and turning all night. I swear this is magic, give it a go!
One of the products that I’m most excited to tell you guys about is the Geranium & Orange Blossom Luxury Face Oil by Rodin. Most of you will already know by now that I’m completely obsessed with pretty much everything Linda Rodin so it was obvious that I was going to end up falling in love with this luxury face oil as soon as I laid eyes on it. This is definitely one of the more pricier items that I’ve acquired recently (I was actually lucky enough to receive this in the mail) but if you’re looking for something that feels ultra luxurious then it’s definitely worth paying extra for. This face oil is not something that I’m gonna be using in my everyday routine, but every now and then when I fancy treating my skin to something seriously special then this stuff is just the ticket. The treatment is blended with eleven essential extracts which come together to create a formula that hydrates and illuminates the skin like nothing else. Not only that but the gorgeous geranium and orange blossom scent is the definition of dreamy.
I’ve heard so many people talking about the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream lately so I was super excited when I received a tub in the mail! The Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is a tightening and moisturising formula for your butt (although you can totally use it on the rest of your body too!) What I love about this cream is that it’s super duper rich so it’s going to be a great product to use throughout the winter. The formula is a dreamy blend of nourishing cupuaçu butter, açai and coconut oil alongside the native amazonian ingredient guaraná which is known to stimulate circulation. Apparently this cream does an amazing job at minimising cellulite and works hard to firm and tone your body, not only that but its sweet nutty scent is what dreams are made of. I’m yet to try this stuff out but I can’t wait to apply a generous scoop next time I hop out of the bath. Does this mean I can stop doing squats?
You all know by now that I’m the big lover of Pai Skincare and I feel like I’ve tried their toner a long time ago but it’s time to revisit the Pai Lotus & Orange Blossom BioAffinity Toner. Like all Pai products, the BioAffinity Toner is specifically targeted to those who suffer with sensitive skin. It’s an alcohol-free soothing and toning lotion which hydrates and restores the skin’s natural PH balance (which helps to even out tone and improve the texture of your skin). To use this toner you just apply a spritz or two onto my cleansed face and neck before following with a serum or moisturiser.
I’m always on the hunt for a new face mask and the Deep Moisture Mask by Clarks Botanicals is one that’s made it’s way into my collection recently. I constantly find myself in a never ending battle with dry skin so this mask feels like it was pretty much made for me. The Deep Moisture Mask is a super duper nourishing skin treatment which hydrates and soothes while restoring the skin’s natural glow. Like all Clarks Botanicals products, this mask is blended with magical Jasmine Absolute which is an essential oil known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and immuno-stimulating properties. The Jasmine Absolute is mixed with dreamy Japanese Green Tea which come together to form an intense anti-oxidant treatment. I think this mask is gonna be great for the coming seasons as it’s really going to quench and repair my dry skin. I’ve also heard that this is fab for those of you with acne prone complexions. I’m excited to use this over the Fall and Winter!
Another luxury item that I’ve recently acquired is the Moisturising Soft Lotion by La Mer. If you’re a fan of La Mer skincare then you’ll know that every single one of their products is a dream to both apply and wear and the Moisturising Soft Lotion is no exception. Much like the Clarks Botanicals Mask, this lotion has been specifically designed for those who suffer with dryness and sensitivity. The soft lotion feels incredibly silky and weightless and does an amazing job at locking in a layer of moisture that lasts all day. La Mer skincare is particularly pricey but if you’re on the market for a product that feels super special then this is a great item to add to your skincare collection. (I also have the La Mer Illuminating Eye Gel on my wish list!)
You might have noticed that I’ve been having a lil bit of a love affair with Oskia skincare lately so I wanted to finish this post off by telling you guys about one of their products that I’ve fallen in love with over the past few weeks. I’ve been using the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel pretty much non stop recently and another product that I’ve been obsessing over is the Oskia City Life Cleansing Concentrate. The City Life Concentrate is a refreshing and gentle concentrate for environmentally stressed complexions. Basically this concentrate is full of magical ingredients which work hard to rid the skin of nasty pollutants. What’s great about this stuff is that a little goes a long way, I usually apply the concentrate to my cleansed face right before I jump in the shower or hop in the bath. I just take a pea sized amount into the palm of my hand mix it with a few drops of warm water before massaging it into a lather onto my skin. As well as leaving my skin pollutant free it also does a great job at getting rid of any remaining makeup and leaves my face feeling super duper refreshed. The City Life Concentrate is definitely one of the stand out products for me this month and I think you guys will love it just as much as I do.
So those are some of the skincare items that have made their way onto my radar recently. I hope you guys enjoyed discovering these products with me! What’s new in your skincare collection? I’d love to know! Leave me a comment down below and tell me what you’re obsessing over lately.
Sol de Janeiro Brazillian Bum Bum Cream
I want to bathe in this
Rodin Geranium & Orange Blossom Luxury Face Oil
The definition of dreamy
Tata Harper Illuminating Eye Crème
I look awake but I'm not lol
Clarks Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask
Quenches dry complexions
Oskia City Life Cleansing Concentrate
Bye bye pollutants
La Mer Moisturising Soft Lotion
A surge of refreshing moisture
Pai Skincare Lotus & Orange Blossom BioAffinity Toner
I'm obsessed with Pai Skincare
Rodin Lavender Body Oil
Super duper soothing
Lancôme Advanced Génefique Sensitive Dual Concentrate
One of my faves over the Summer
Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel
I've been loving this
MY 'RUNNING LATE' ROUTINE
Out the door in 10 mins or less!
Waking up from a blissful sleep only to realise that you’ve overslept is one of the worst feelings to wake up to on a manic morning. Getting ready for the day with literally no time to spare isn’t something I particularly enjoy doing, but it is something that I seem to have perfected to a fine art. The idea of doing your morning skincare routine, slapping on some makeup and piecing together an outfit that doesn’t look totally crazy in 10 minutes or less might seem like an impossible task, but trust me, it’s *just about* doable!
My all time favourite cleanser to use in the mornings is the Lancôme Comforting Cleansing Milk. I actually usually apply this when I’m IN the shower which saves me an extra few minutes if I’m in a rush. This cleanser is incredible because it just makes your skin look so glowy, I’ve never had such an immediate effect from a cleanser as I have from this one, it’s honestly uhhhhhhmazing. Whenever Lancôme get me ready for an event they always cleanse my skin with the Cleansing Milk and if it’s good enough for the red carpet…it’s good enough for my day to day! You guys know I’m all about the mists so I just have to take a second or two to spray a spritz of the Omorovicza ‘Queen of Hungary’ Mist onto my skin. There’s something about this mist that helps me to de-stress in the mornings so I LOVE to use it when I’m in a rush. The Queen of Hungary Mist has a subtle scent of neroli and rose which is absolutely dreamy, not only that but it does a great job at locking in a layer of moisture on my skin which lasts all day. Love this stuff!
I don’t feel complete until I’ve applied a serum and lately I’ve been reaching for the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum on a daily basis. This serum is great for manic mornings like these because it does an amazing job at making me look AWAKE even if I’m almost falling asleep in my cup of tea! The Vinoperfect Serum is highly concentrated with an ingredient called ‘Viniferine’ which counters sunspots, blemishes and acne scars for a brighter, more radiant complexion (it also feels sooo incredibly silky to apply!) For moisturiser I’ll usually reach for the Garnier Rose Water Day Cream, it’s intensely nourishing but it’s not super heavy on the skin so it absorbs really quickly. Once that’s done I’ll apply a slick of the Fresh Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm before heading into my office to apply my makeup. Even on days when I literally have 10 minutes to get ready I will never ever skip my skincare routine. I would much rather leave the house without my makeup than leave the house without having cleansed and moisturised my face. If you watch the video you’ll see that I took a couple of minutes to do all these steps but when I’m not filming I can literally do this in about a minute if I have to!
When it comes to makeup I’m always in favour of keeping things simple, ESPECIALLY when I’m in a mad rush to get out of the house as soon as humanly possible. A base product that I’ve been loving recently is the Lancôme Teint Idol Ultra Wear Stick Foundation. I discovered this product when I was in New York with my Lancôme squad and I’ve pretty much been using it everyday since then. I’m not usually such a fan of stick foundations but this one is SO creamy and blends out really easily and quickly which makes it a great product to reach for when I’m running super duper late. I usually just apply the product straight onto my skin before blending it out with a damp beauty blender. I’ve actually been using one of the darker shades of the Teint Idol Stick Foundations to contour the hollows of my cheeks. Again, I’ll literally apply this shade straight onto the areas of my face that I want to sculpt and then pick up my sponge to blend blend blend baby! The Teint Idol Ultra Wear Foundation also comes in cushion form (Lancôme, THANK YOU for answering my prayers) which is also another great product to use on crazy mornings like these! Just grab the applicator, dab it into the cushion foundation and bounce it onto your skin for a lightweight, dewy finish.
To hide the fact that I woke up literally 10 minutes ago (oops) I’ll usually reach for my Glossier Stretch Concealer because it does a great job at making me look like I had a blissful, 12 hour snooze. Since I need to get my makeup done ASAP I won’t spend too much time covering blemishes and redness, instead I save as much time as I can and focus my attention on applying a light layer of concealer underneath my eyes to get rid of any pesky dark circles. I’ve tried a lot of concealers over the years but none of them look quite as glowing and dewy as the Glossier Stretch one does, I love it! Next up I’ll run the It Cosmetics Brow Power through my brows to give them a lil bit of definition and then tidy them up with one of my favourite gels by Chanel. For the eyes I’ll just keep things super simple with a quick sweep of the Tarte ‘Lights Camera Action’ Mascara. This mascara is my go-to when I’m in a rush because you literally only need the teeniest tiniest bit to give your lashes serious volume. To finish things up I usually reach for my stick of Glossier ‘Haloscope’ to give my skin some extra glow. Much like the Teint Idol Stick Foundation, the Glossier Haloscope highlighter is super quick and easy to use because you can just apply it straight onto your skin and blend it out with your fingertips. I feel like the Haloscope helps to give my minimal makeup look a touch of something special. Makeup is DONE and it’s almost time for me to run out the door…
On mornings like these I’m so grateful for all the staple pieces in my wardrobe. There’s nothing worse than standing in front of your closet on a morning like this thinking ‘what the eff am I gonna wear today?’. My go-to ‘in a rush’ outfit is a pair of good-fitting jeans and a simple tee. On this particular day I decided to opt for my favourite Levi ‘Wedgie’ Jeans which go with pretty much everything I own and paired them with a classic stripy long sleeve tee from Next. The other week I picked up this super cool pair of nude leather New Balance trainers which are perfect for busy days like this. You’ve probably noticed by now that I have a little bit of an obsession with coats (oops) and this camel coloured number by the brand Theory is one that I’ve been loving. There are so many classic camel coats out there and I’m always telling people that everyone should have one of these in their wardrobe! (Here’s a link to one I found from Topshop). Getting ready in a rush is made a billion times easier when you have simple staple pieces like these in your collection. All I need to do now is throw on a pair of my most badass ‘don’t talk to me’ sunglasses and I’m ready to face the day!
Lancôme Comforting Cleansing Milk
I love this stuff so much
Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist
Neroli and rose scented
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
Gorgeous, radiant skin!
Garnier Skin Active Rose Water Day Cream
Super nourishing and smells delicious
Fresh Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm
Smells like ACTUAL caramel
Replica 'By The Fireplace' Perfume
The PERFECT perfume for the holidays
Glossier Stretch Concealer
A lightweight, dewy finish
Glow up baby
IT COSMETICS BROW POWER 'UNIVERSAL TAUPE'
Perfect universal colour
Tarte 'Lights, Camera, Action' Mascara