Saint Laurent Pointed Flats

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If you look at my Pinterest board, it soon becomes pretty obvious I have something of a uniform. I’m pretty minimalist in what I go for, so I think great shoes make an impact. I couldn’t resist these Saint Laurent flats when I saw them in Harvey Nichols a few weeks ago.

Saint Laurent Pointed Flats

Despite having something of a shoe addiction, I realised I didn’t really have too many pairs of pointy flats. I have my Rockstuds, but they sometimes feel too dressy or try-hard. So, when I saw these Saint Laurent beauties glinting in the lights, I just had to have them. I love how gorgeously understated they are. Slipping them on with a pair of skinny black pants feels seriously chic, but they look just as good with jeans or leggings! The high gloss of the patent feels a little more dressy than my usual kid leather, and I’ve been wearing them constantly!

They’ve now sold out at Harvey Nichols, but you can find them at Nordstrom.com for £376.46

Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Lipstick – Come Up*

Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Come Up

After laying low for the past week or so, this weekend I finally felt more like myself, and in something of a celebration I broke out one of my newest Lipstick Queen offerings – the rather glamorous Silver Screen lipstick in Come Up.

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The Silver Screen lipstick line is really something to behold – inspired by the old school glamour of the movie sirens, the formulas give you all the sheen of a gloss, but with an amazing hit of colour, and the most perfect moisturising formula! I’m also rather partial to the packaging – it’s very weighty, and the case gives a lovely snap when you open and close it. It feels incredibly grown up and chic to use!

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Come Up is one of the 7 shades available and is a stunning cool, blue toned pink. It’s also probably the ‘safest’ colour in the collection, so it is just perfect for daily use! After exfoliating my lips in the shower, I can easily slick the lipstick on without worrying about applying with a brush. The formula is absolutely dreamy to use – pomegranate extract keeps lips feeling hydrated as well as incredibly glossy, and I can’t believe how long wearing it is! I easily got 2-3 hours of shiny colour, before I felt the need to reapply. I am also in love with the lipstick’s fragrance – it’s delicately scented with super high quality peppermint oil, so you stay minty fresh!

Lipstick Queen’s Silver Screen Lipstick in Come Up is priced at £35.00 and is available here.

Nadebella Day Reviving Cream*

Nadebella Day Reviving Cream

While I’ve been a little under the weather, I’ve noticed that my skin has been a little drier than normal. I think it’s something to do with all of coughing etc, so I was absolutely desperate for a day cream which was a little richer than my normal offerings. That’s where my tub of Nadebella Day Reviving Cream came in rather useful!

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Nadebella is a new brand to me, but I absolutely adore its ethos. Basically, all the creams are formulated from Swiss family recipes which have been handed down through four generations of women! The Reviving Day cream is made with 99% natural ingredients, so it’s been blissfully soothing for my sensitised skin. I’m also pretty much obsessed with the creams’ texture – it has a texture almost like a light balm, so it completely melts into my skin. My little problem areas around my mouth and chin feel so soothed when I use it. I also adore the fragrance – it’s a light citrus which smells gorgeously fresh and clean.

Nadebella Day Reviving Cream costs £37.00 and is available here.

Clarins Relax Body Treatment Oil*

Clarins Relax Body Treatment Oil

So first things first, I want to apologise for the iffy posting this week. I’ve been hit with the most horrific head cold, so when I’ve not been trying to sleep it off, I’ve been trying to head outside and get some fresh air. Coupled with losing my voice, a sore throat and a nasty cough, I’ve not exactly been on top of my game!

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So, in an effort to feel a little more human, I’ve been reaching for Clarins’ gorgeous Relax Body Treatment Oil every time I get out of the bath or shower. Packaged in a perfectly chic glass bottle, the oil is the most indulgent way to moisturise!

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Formulated with Rosemary, Geranium, and Mint, the scent is gorgeously luxe and spa-like. I’m obsessed with the formula of the oil – it’s incredibly rich and moisturising to use. I have been massaging it into my arms, chest and legs and using it made me feel so much better.

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I think taking a couple of minutes to really look after my skin made such a difference. The fragrance of the oil is completely heavenly, and I could still smell it on me hours after I had applied it. I’m also obsessed with the texture of the oil – it feels quite thick, but it just melts into skin without ever feeling too heavy or greasy. It also gives skin a  killer glow, so if you’re baring legs anytime soon, this is perfect for keeping everything silky smooth. I also used a little of the oil on my back and shoulders after using my BabyBelle, and honestly I felt like I had returned from an upscale spa!

Clarins Relax Body Oil costs £39.00 and is available here

My Little L’Eau de Chloe*

My Little L'Eau Chloe

If you follow me on instagram (you can find me here) you will have seen I had a bit of a mommy-and-me moment for Mother’s Day courtesy of Chloe perfume. I’ve never tried the brand’s perfumes before, but had heard only wonderful things, so I absolutely jumped at the chance to try two of the fragrances.

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My bottle of L’eau de Chloe is part of the ‘My Little’ collection from Chloe, and basically, it’s a trio of the most adorable shrunken little bottles of perfume which are just perfect if you want a bottle to pop into your handbag, or if you like to mix and match your fragrances.

My Little Chloe L'Eau

As if the glass bottle, complete with ribbon wasn’t darling enough – I’m absolutely in love with the perfume. L’Eau de Chloe is described as a ‘fresh twist’ on Chloe’s signature scent, and it is just perfect for Spring! It sits squarely between being a ‘green’ or ‘floral’ scent, and it is so unlike anything I’ve worn before. When I first spritz, I get the freshness of citrus and grapefruit as well as a hint of the richer notes of rose underneath. As the fragrance warms up, the notes of amber and patchouli become a little more noticeable, although it stays smelling incredibly fresh. This is jus the most perfect scent for day, and hours after applying I’ve caught myself sniffing my wrists for a quick  hit of the perfume – it’s just so pretty!

My Little L’Eau de Chloe costs £30.00 and is available here.

FlipBelt*

Flip Belt

Ok, so I don’t want to jinx anything, but the weather has taken a rather lovely turn over the past couple of days, which means I’ve been taking my exercise outdoors. I have been more than a little pleased to bid farewell to the treadmill, since I always feel so much better when I can spend an hour or two outdoors enjoying the sun and fresh air. The only thing missing from my indoor sessions is somewhere I can store all the things I feel like I need when I work out.

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This is where my FlipBelt comes in; after I put on my workout leggings, I slip it on over my waistband and it stays in place no matter what I’m getting up to! The FlipBelt is made of the softest spandex-lycra blend fabric, and the whole belt is made up of slit pockets which fit everything including my phone, gym membership and credit card, cash and it even has a hook to keep my keys in place!

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FlipBelt comes in a range of colours, from blacks and greys to the prettiest neons – since I normally wear pretty plain stuff to work out, I thought the pink would be a fun choice, and it’s gorgeous! The belt is super sleek to wear, and when I’ve got a t-shirt on, you would never know that it wasn’t the waistband of my leggings. I just love how easy outdoor workouts have become!

FlipBelts cost £25 each and are available here.

Aveda Outer Peace Foaming Cleanser*

Aveda Outer Peace Foaming Cleanser

One of the few beauty rules I follow without exception is cleansing before bed. I just hate the feeling of having a tonne of makeup on, and if I’ve been in the city, it’s all I can do not to scrub everything off as soon as I get in my car home. Even though I’m big on cleansing, I also have quite sensitive skin, so I have to be careful what I use.

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My newest favourite is Aveda’s Outer Peace Foaming Cleanser which is designed to dissolve oil, makeup and skin impurities without stripping or aggravating skin. I love the easy to use pump dispenser – it’s so easy to use, and I use 2 pumps twice a day.

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The formula of the cleanser is just dreamy – it feels like you’re massaging a cloud into your skin! Even though the cleanser is so light, it completely eradicates all makeup and grime. There isn’t a hint of irritation since I’ve been using the cleanser, and it’s cleared up a few little blemishes I had around my chin. This is a perfect cleanser to plump for if you’re after something new for Spring!

Aveda’s Outer Peace Foaming Cleanser costs £19.00 and is available here.

 

DKNY Fruity Rooty Review

DKNY Fruity Rooty

This month DKNY are releasing a trio of brand new fragrances for Spring called Delicious Delights. All three are inspired by the cool yumminess of sorbets, I was very kindly sent a bottle of Fruity Rooty to try out.

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Fruity Rooty blends top notes of blackberry, mandarin and blackcurrant with heart notes of candied apple sorbet, rose petals and violet flower, and base notes of orris, vanilla and musk. It’s a great choice if you normally love fruiter fragrances, since the musk and vanilla really round off the scent. Not to mention it feels incredibly Spring-like to spritz on!

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Fruity Rooty is a perfect choice if you already love the DKNY fragrance line, and if you’ve not tried it yet, this is a great eyry point. The perfumes feels really fresh and pretty to wear, and I was pleasantly surprised with how long it lasted once I applied – hours after leaving the house, I was still enjoying whiffs of blackberry and vanilla!

Fruity Rooty is limited edition, and is priced at £37.00 and are available at Boots.

Glossybox March 2015*

Glossybox

It’s that time of the month again – the newest Glossybox is out! And you’ll be glad to hear – it’s a good one!

Glossybox March 2015

As always, the packaging of the Glossybox never fails to please. From the lovely pink boxes to the hand-tied black ribbons, the boxes feel like such a treat, and I’m always rather excited to see what’s inside.

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This month’s theme is Step into Spring, and it’s a fab mix of skincare, makeup and haircare – perfect for the changing seasons!

Glossybox March 2015 Dove Haircare

First up, is a Dove Advanced Hair Series duo which is designed for ageing hair. Thankfully, that’s not a problem I suffer from, but I did just get highlights last week, so I’m in major hair maintenance at the moment! The fact that you get both the shampoo and the conditioner is fab, since it really lets you see if it works for you, and the 50ml sizes are pretty generous. These are going straight into my gym shower bag to get tried out tomorrow!

Glossybox March 2015 Sleek

Next up is a rather snazzy looking Sleek Pout Paint which is a beautiful bright purple.

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The formula is gorgeously smooth, and the colour is easy to build. For a subtle hint of colour, I dabbed a little on after some lip balm, and it was a really change from my usual rosy-nude lips.

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I think the Naobay Moisturizing Peeling was the product I was most excited about. It’s designed to brighten skin, and it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I used this last night, and I loved the little grainy exfoliators; my skin has been a little dry and chapped recently, so this took care of that!

Glossybox March 2015 Lash Princess

I’ve never tried the Essence brand before, so their Lash Princess mascara seems like a good place to start. The packaging is super cute, and reminds me of something from Bourgouis or Benefit.

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The brush has a wave-shaped curve to catch every lash, and the formula is super-black – I can’t wait to try it!

Glossybox March 2015 NCLA

Last, but not least, is NCLA’s stunning polish in I Only Fly Private. It’s a gorgeous peachy-orange shade which feels so pretty for Spring and Summer!

Glossybox MArch 2015 NCLA Nail Varnish

I’ve been wanting to try the brand for a while, so to get a full sized polish is such a treat! The formula of the polish was great – I only needed two coats for the swatches, and it was self levelling and completely opaque. I don’t have a colour like this in my stash, and I can definitely see myself reaching for this once the weather perks up!

Glossybox costs £10 (+P&P) and is available here.

Harvey Nichols A Beautiful Mind Gift With Purchase*

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If you’re in the market to treat yourself to some luxury beauty goodies, DO IT NOW! Today is the last day of Harvey Nichols’ amazing A Beautiful Mind Gift with Purchase. All you have to do is spend £150 or more across the store’s incredible beauty section (which, let’s face it, is easy to do) and you can walk away with this rather snazzy gift which is worth an incredible £230!

I adore Harvey Nichols’ GWP – they are always an amazing mix of brands, and full of really usable products. Past years’ gifts are the reason why I collect Shu Umera lashes like they’re going out of style, as well as lust after Sisely moisture masks. What I love about the gifts is how generous they are – these aren’t one use samples, instead I can normally get a couple of weeks’ worth out of everything, not to mention that there are usually a few full side products thrown in for good measure!

This year’s offering is incredible – it comes packaged in an adorable book-shaped box, and includes:

  • Benefit Instant Come Back Serum
  • Yves Saint Laurent Radiance 7 Day
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Serum
  • Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum
  • ESPA Optimal Skin ProSerum Cleanser and Oil Duo Kit
  • Cover FX Primer (Knightsbridge, Manchester and online only.)
  • Clarins HydraQuench Cream
  • Dermalogica Precleanse
  • Laura Mercier Full Blown Suprême Volume Mascara
  • bareMinerals Deluxe Moxie Lip Gloss
  • Versace Eros Femme OPI Alpine Snow or Pirouette My Whistle nail polish
  • Beyond Medispa £130 Hydra Facial Voucher

Quite the haul! So, if you want to treat yourself, head over to http://www.harveynichols.com now!