Easton Regal Winter Hair Treat


There are a million reasons why you should visit London in the winter: the lights, the shopping, the general festive cheer. But one which is terribly tempting is Easton Regal’s new winter hair menu which has just launched.


The salon is a beautiful, super sleek haven from the city buzz, and they’re offering 45 minute hair-up sessions complete with a glass of bubbly!


You can choose from styles like ‘Regal Wave’ and ‘Regal Knot’ and they’re guaranteed to keep you looking beautiful throughout the festive period!

You can book in for a Coife and Cocktail for only £49 at Easton Regal.

Yardley English Bluebell Eau de Toilette*

Yardley English Bluebell Eau de Toilette

Even though we’re really in the grips of winter now (seriously the wind and rain whipping outside the window at the moment is quite something!), I still love a beautiful light, fresh fragrance. One I’ve been regularly reaching for is Yardley’s new English Bluebell Eau de Toilette.

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Yardley is one of those English heritage brands which produces the most beautiful, everyday toiletries, and the new fragrance is no different. Packaged in a beautifully understated glass bottle, the Eau de Toilette’s top notes include bergamot and cassis, so it’s very fresh, and quite fruity at first. Then, as it warms up with the skin, the heart notes of bluebell, jasmine, lily of the valley and peony become more prominent, making the scent feel like a very fresh floral. The base of the fragrance includes smooth woody notes, vanilla and musk which really round off the eau de toilette beautifully.

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If you feel you need a little blast of a beautiful light floral, you really must try Yardley’s new offering!

Yardley’s English Bluebell Eau de Toilette is currently on offer for £9.99 and is available here


Sisley Phyto Blush Eclat – Pinky Coral*

Sisley Phyto-Blush Eclat - 5 Pinky Coral

Before I even get started I feel like I should say a huge Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US! I hope you’re all suitably feasting on turkey and stuffing, safe in the knowledge I’m rather jealous (and may already have enjoyed a little too much eggnog!) So, even though Thanksgiving isn’t any sort of a holiday here in Scotland, I thought I would share one of my most treasured and indulgent loves today – Sisley’s Phyto Blush Eclat in 05 Pinky Coral.

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Packaged in the most eye-catching of compacts, the blush is just a study in luxury from start to finish, and, if you’re like me, and you feel like you need a little ‘pick-me-up,’ this is just perfection!

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The blush itself is a mixture of two of the most beautiful pinks you can imagine – one is a soft rose, whilst the other is a warmer coral. It’s really the stuff dreams are made of, and, when swirled onto the apples of my cheeks, it gives the perfect flush.

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Thanks to the incredibly finely milled texture, the blush never veers into the powdery territory, and instead it just illuminates the skin. As you would expect from such a skincare-focused brand like Sisley, the Phyto Blush doesn’t just give you a lovely flush! The powder is enriched with Woodmallow, Gardenia, and Linden blossom which soothe and protect the skin – an absolute must for the dropping temperatures.

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The use of two colours within the single blush means that it’s incredibly easy to personalise the colour depending on your mood. On days where I want a perky, fresh-faced look, I rely more on the coral powder, whilst if I need a sleeker, more neutral colour, I go for the rose shade. Most days though, I tend to just swirl my blush brush over the entire compact for a flattering wash of colour.

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As you can probably tell, I am just in love with the blusher! It’s such a perfect product!

Have you ever tried Sisley makeup?

Sisley Phyto Blush Eclat in 5 Pinky Coral is priced at £51.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

ModelsOwn HyperGel – Teal*

Models Own HyperGel Deep Sea

Wearing dark nails in the winter feels like such a no brainer for me. Since I can’t really deal with having long talons, I think inky shades look really beautiful on my shorter nails, and there is something that feels so wonderful about having a beautifully dark and shiny manicure.

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Even though I have something of a wardrobe of dark polishes, I’ve not had anything close to ModelsOwn’s stunning Teal shade. It’s a stunning shade that falls between a blackened green and blue depending upon the light, and it just feels so unusual!

Models Own HyperGel Deep Sea swatch

The HyperGel formula is an absolute dream to apply – 2 smooth and even coats left me with nails that were completely opaque and I am just in love with the colour!

ModelsOwn HyperGel in Teal is priced at £4.99 and is available here

Kahina Giving Beauty Fez Body Serum*

Kahina Giving Beauty Body Serum - Fez

When it comes to skincare, I can’t really remember not being interested in it. Before I was old enough to have my own, I dabbled nightly in whichever products my mother was using, as since I went away to school and university, I’ve pretty much guarded my ever-increasing stash with my life. Yet despite my rather pack-horse tendencies, I don’t think I’ve ever used a serum that’s not been designed for my face before. Thankfully though, Kahina Giving Beauty’s pretty much iconic Fez Body Serum has come to my rescue right in time for the increasingly cold weather!

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Packaged in Kahina Giving Beauty’s slick black packaging, the Body Serum is everything you could wish for in winter skincare! With a texture which verges on an oil (it was included in Vogue’s Top 10 Beauty Oils!), the serum feels like such a treat to use! I have been reaching for it after my nightly bath or shower, so that I can really enjoy the experience – the serum’s scent contains notes of  Rose and Orange Blossom along with hints of citrus and patchouli. The result is a wonderfully warm, almost smoky fragrance which feels incredibly luxurious and soothing to use.

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As if the to-die-for scent wasn’t enough, the formula of Kahina’s Body Serum packs a serious punch! With a high concentration of argan oil to help boost skin elasticity whilst watermelon, sunflower, olive and coconut oils deeply moisturise. It leaves skin feeling absolutely incredible – so soft and nourished, and I’m addicted to layering some on after an intense exfoliation session!

Kahina Giving Beauty Fez Body Serum is priced at £85 for 200ml and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Gift Guide: Eco Tools Festive and Flawless Face Set*

Eco Tools Festive and Flawless brushes

Whenever I’m buying people gifts, I always try to find little gems which the receiver will both need and love, and something that fits the bill for every girl has to be Eco Tools Festive and Flawless Face Set.

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Packaged in a little cardboard book, the set includes five essential brushes which are basically everything you could want or need on a daily basis. As well as being the perfect brush set, the brushes are all quite dinky, which if perfect for people like me that lug around a makeup bag all day.

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As well as being absolutely adorable, the packaging comes with full instructions on the best way to use the brushes. I love the fact that Eco Tools have included some harder to find brushes like the Buffing Concealer Brush, and all five are so soft and are absolute dreams to use!

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The first brush is the Flat Concealer Brush. It has a densely packed head, and the bristles are very soft. It’s great for achieving a flawless look, I tend to use it on areas like my nose and around my mouth where I need to hide some redness.

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Second is the Buffing Concealer Brush, and although I first thought that two brushes just for concealer was a little excessive, I am a complete convert! Again, this brush is incredibly soft, as well as being densely packed, but this is perfect if you need to hide blemishes or breakouts. I love the fact that it really seamlessly blends into my makeup, and makes any issue areas almost disappear. Just a note, if I use the brush directly on a blemish, I do make sure to wash it before storing or using again just to keep everything hygienic.

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Next up is the Precision Foundation Brush, and to be honest, this is the brush I probably use the least. When I apply foundation I do tend to either use my fingers or a blending sponge, as I have never really figured out the art of using a brush without leaving behind strange marks. If you do possess more skills than me, the bristles are lovely and long, quite pliable and again, very soft.

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I am in love with the Complexion Blending Brush – it’s designed for really buffing your makeup into a flawless finish, and it is wonderful! I’ve been using the brush to apply a light layer of bronzer in the mornings. It gives a really natural finish, and it’s also a godsend if you want to apply a super light dusting of highlighter over your cheeks and nose.

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Last up is the Full Powder Brush, which is designed to really finish off your makeup look. It’s prefect if you want a light dusting of powder, and it’s great if you need to apply a layer of translucent powder to set your makeup. It has a lovely soft feel and gives a soft-focus effect.

Eco Tools Festive and Flawless Gift Set is priced at £11.99 and is available here (UK) and here (US)


Rock & Ruddle Boar Bristle Brush*

Rock & Ruddle Boar Bristle Brush Pink

After bleaching my hair three times within a month, I’ve been super careful to treat it as well and as gently as possible. So, in addition to upping my moisturising hair products, I’ve also fallen in love with Rock & Ruddle’s Boar Bristle Brush.

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Rather than using a regular plastic or metal bristle brush, using one made of natural boar bristle makes such a difference to my hair! The bristles themselves have microscopic scales which release and spread natural oils throughout the whole hair shaft. They’re also a whole lot more gentle on sensitised hair like mine.

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As well as including the natural boar bristles, Rock and Ruddle have also included some gentle nylon tips. They’re perfect for detangling long hair without feeling too rough, and if you’ve got thick hair this is the brush for you!

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In addition to being my new favourite hair brush, Rock & Ruddle’s brushes are just the cutest. I chose the gorgeous, almost neon pink, and the same brush also comes in purple and orange. If you’re looking for something even more unusual, they also come in a range of adorable patterns and doodles.

Rock and Ruddle hairbrushes are priced at £30 and are available here

Gift Guide: Hugo Boss The Scent*

Hugo Boss Boss The Scent

As much as I adore buying gifts for people, buying them for the men in my life is such a stress! I never know what they want and normally end up just buying a round of golf or gift certificate to whatever store they shop at. Thankfully though, Hugo Boss has made it a whole lot easier with the release of their newest scent: Hugo Boss The Scent.

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Packaged in a rather luxe chrome-edged bottle, The Scent is the perfect present to pop under the tree this Christmas. And it smells as good as it looks – top notes of ginger and maninka fruit, the fragrance feels like it was tailored made for the season. It’s wonderfully warming yet still very fresh, and I haven’t come across anyone who doesn’t love it at first sniff!

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As the fragrance matures, the heart notes of lavender and leather create the most gorgeous combination which is both wonderfully clean smelling and very sexy. I love how masculine the scent is, and it’s one of those scents which keeps you smelling amazing all day! It’s an absolute winner of a fragrance, and will be a sure winner for whatever lucky fellow you’re gifting it to!

Hugo Boss The Scent is priced at £39.50 (on offer right now) here

Urban Decay All Nighter Eyeliner*

Urban Decay All Nighter Eyeliner review

When it comes to eyeliner, I like mine the blacker the better, and since I tend to use pencils on my upper waterline, finding a formula which stays put can be something of a struggle. I have, however fallen completely in love with Urban Decay’s All Nighter Eyeliner which has a near-perfect formula.

Urban Decay All Nighter Eyeliner swatch

I love the twist-up mechanism of the pencil which means I don’t need to worry about keeping a sharpener handy, and it also means that the point of the pencil stays sharp. Using All Nighter on my upper lash line couldn’t be easier – a few swipes, and I’m good to go! It goes on completely black, and it really stays put throughout the day, meaning my eye makeup looks fresh throughout the day.

Urban Decay All Nighter Eyeliner is priced at £15 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Yardley Rose Cracker*

Yardley Rose Hand Cream Cracker

I can’t believe how close Christmas is getting, and talking to friends, I don’t think I’m the only one! So, since I’m feeling increasing festive I thought I would share one of the first beauty crackers I came across this year – featuring Yardley’s English Rose Hand Cream.

Yardley Rose Hand Cream

I feel like luxury beauty crackers might be taking over from the advent calendars which have been popular for the past couple of years. I think they’re absolutely adorable! They make amazing little gifts or even present add ons – and they don’t even need to be wrapped!

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Yardley’s offering comes complete with a full size tube of their English Rose Hand Cream. I’ve never tried their creams before, but it’s a lovely lightweight formula which I’ve been reaching for during the day. Even though I can sometimes find rose fragrances too heavy, Yardley’s is beautifully light and almost fruity. It’s the perfect way to stop your hands drying out over the winter!

Yardley English Rose Hand Cream Cracker is priced at £4.00 and is available here