Ghost Whisper Rain*

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When it’s all hot and sticky outside, there’s nothing nicer than getting all refreshed with a lovely light fragrance. I’ve never tried Ghost fragrances before, so Ghost Whisper Rain was a lovely surprise!

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Packaged is the most photogenic of bottles, Ghost Whisper Rain is a light floral scent, with a delicate musk undertone, that’s just great if you’re looking to enjoy something new over the summer.

Ghost Whisper Rain

When first applied, the citrus-y top notes feel heavenly and fresh to wear – there are notes of tangy bergamot, juicy clementine and succulent neroli bigarade which blend into the soft heart notes of magnolia, freesia and white orris. It’s a lovely update on a traditionally floral fragrance, and when the fragrance warms up on skin, the base notes including heliotrope and musk feel beautifully sophisticated.

Ghost’s Whisper Rain is limited edition, and is priced at £46.50/100ml via Boots and Superdrug stores nationwide.

Skin Design London Sleeping Beauty Night Cream*

Skin Design London Sleep Beauty Night Treatment

Having a rather luxurious pot of night cream on my bedside table feels all very adult and grown up, and I’ve been absolutely loving Skin Design London’s rather opulent offering – Sleeping Beauty night cream.

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Packaged in an absolutely gorgeous black and acetate pot, Sleeping Beauty promises to restore hydration and regain suppleness in skin, and basically make it look like you’ve had a rather good night’s rest. I love the genius in the simplicity, and the rich cream is absolutely packed with great-for-skin ingredients such as Jojoba Oil, Collagen, Green, Red and White Tea, Acai Berry,  Rosehip Oil, Avocado Oil, Omega 3, 6, 9 & Vitamin E & C.

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The Sleeping Beauty cream has a decadently rich texture, and can be used as either a night cream, or, if your skin is in need of a little pampering, a moisture mask. Since my skin is both dry and sensitive, I’ve been using the cream every 3-4 nights and letting it sink in overnight. I love the gentle fragrance which feels fresh rather than overpowering, and it feels incredibly nourishing to apply. After cleansing, a warm a little of the moisturiser in my fingers, then gently press it into my skin, paying close attention to areas such as my eyes, or wherever is feeling a bit dry and tired. My skin absolutely drinks up the formula, and in the morning I wake up with skin which feels soft and soothed, as well as incredibly nourished.

Skin Design London Sleeping Beauty Night Cream is priced at £90.00 and is available here

Clarins Eyebrow Pencil – 02*

Clarins Eyebrow Pencil 02

I think that Clarins must keep their eyebrow products for their Autumn collections – I’m still in love with their Perfect Eyes & Brows palette from last year (see my review here). This season’s offering is a bit lower maintenance, with a renewal of their Eyebrow Pencil.

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Clarins’ Eyebrow Pencil is perfect if you’re after a natural amount of definition. Packaged in a rather similar manner to their eyeliners, One end of the pencil contains the colour, whilst the other is topped with a stiff spoolie brush. For best effects, I tend to apply the pencil with feather light brush strokes, then brush through with the spoolie.

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The pencil is pigmented enough that a few strokes give brows both colour and definition, and the cool tone of the pencil keeps it looking natural. As part of the Autumn collection, Clarins are releasing two colours – 01 Soft Blonde and 02 Brown (pictured) so no matter what your colouring, your brows can look amazing!

Clarins Eyebrow Pencil will be priced at £17.00 and will be released soon.

Clarins Crayon Khol – 01*

Clarins Crayon Khol 01

It’s like Clarins can read my mind – each collection seems to be prettier than the next, and I’m absolute in love with the newest Autumn collection.

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The collection is filled with a gorgeous selection of neutrals which are perfect for elevating your everyday looks! One of the products I rely on, on a daily basis is Clarins’ Crayon Khol – a stunning inky black liner which adds just the right amount of definition without looking too stark.

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Unlike a lot of kohl pencils I’ve tried, Clarins’ offering has a slightly drier consistency which is perfect for smoking out, and creating a good smudgy look. To use, I simply line the upper waterline of my lashes, and use the brush end to soften the liner edge. If I want to create a more dramatic look, I simply trace my upper lash line too, then smudge it with the brush end. It’s incredibly easy, and once the liner is on, it doesn’t go anywhere!

Clarins’ Crayon Khol 01 will be priced at £17.00 and will be available soon!

SenSpa Foot Therapy Cream*

SenSpa Foot Therapy Cream

So, it’s not exactly news that summer tends to be sandal-season, so I always make a special effort to make sure that my feet are in as good condition as possible.

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Even though I like to get pedicures as often as possible, it’s important that between appointments I keep problem areas like my heels as soft and smooth as possible – there’s nothing grosser than janky feet! After I shower I like to give my heels a good sloughing so that they’re always soft. I’ve found the best thing for this is a basic foot file from Sally’s. (I purchased the Dr. Scholl foot slougher and it was seriously disappointing!) Then, I slather a thick layer of SenSpa’s gorgeous Foot Therapy Cream.

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It’s a seriously luxurious cream which feels rich and cooling to apply. When I’m going out, I rub a small amount into my heels, but if I’m going to the gym or to bed, I cover my feet in a thick layer then pop on a pair of cotton socks. It’s super simple, and it lets the cream get to work softening skin and leaving feet feeling refreshed. I love the light, herbal fragrance, and even better? I can pick it up when I’m buying my groceries!

SenSpa Foot Therapy Cream is priced at £5.50 and is available here

Mavala Nail Polish – 271 Jasmin*

Mavala 271 Jasmin

I think Mavala polishes were the first that I truly got obsessed with – the beauty salon my mother used to go to had a huge stand of them, and every time I went with her, I got to pick a polish to take home. There was just the most wonderful selection of colours, and at that point they were all named after capital cities, so that added a bit of glamour too!

Mavala 271 Jasmin swatch

I don’t think I’ve had a Mavala polish since I was about eight, so when a few of their gorgeous 2015 Garden Garden Collection came through the letterbox, I was more than a little excited! 271 Jasmin is possibly my favourite of the collection – a stunning neutral pink which is perfect for day-to-day wear. The dinky little bottle is perfect for people like me who chop and change their nails on a regular basis, and never end up finishing bottles. The formula of the polish was near on perfect – it was smooth and creamy to apply, and it was fully opaque in three coats. Even with a quick slick of base and top coats, there wasn’t a single bubble once the polish dried, and I absolutely adore the colour! I’ve already purchased a spare, as it is just the most perfect baby pink. On the nail, it looks fresh, clean, and perfect for summer, and there is even the most subtle micro shimmer which only shows once the polish is dry.

I’m so glad I’ve returned to Mavala!

271 Jasmin is priced at £4.75 and is available here.

CHANEL LES BEIGES HEALTHY GLOW MULTI-COLOUR MARINIÈRE N°02

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder

When I saw Chanel’s new Les Beiges Collection, I just knew from the outset that the bronzer had to be mine! Yes, I have at least 5 bronzers sitting in my stash, but from the stunning ivory compact to the fun stripes of the powder, I was in love!

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Thankfully, when it came to trying out the Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Mariniere, I wasn’t disappointed. As if the compact didn’t feel special enough, tucked inside is a half moon brush made with natural bristles. It’s such a lovely change from the hard foamy applicators that other brands include, and it really adds to the luxury feel of the powder!

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The striped version of the Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Mariniere powder comes in two colour ways. One is a mix of sheer pinks which is designed to lift sallow complexions, and give a healthy pink glow, whilst my option gives skin a bit of sun-kissed warmth. The stripes are a nod to Coco’s penchant for breton sweaters, and it’s such a fun, chic touch.

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The formula of Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Mariniere is silky perfection. I use my regular bronzer brush to apply a light wash of the powder, and I’m obsessed with the subtle sheen that it leaves on skin. Rather than other bronzers which can leave you looking a little orange or muddy, Chanel’s Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Mariniere just warms the complexion, meaning you look like you’ve just returned from vacation – it’s perfect!

Chanel Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Mariniere is priced at £44.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Frogleaf Eczema Skin Cream*

Frogleaf Very Dry Skin Cream

As a person with sensitive skin, I’m sometimes prone to flare-ups of irritation and dry skin, so I’m always on the lookout for soothing creams and solves which I can turn to in times of skin crises.

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My latest find is Frogleaf’s Eczema Skin cream, a moisturiser which has been designed to be an anti-inflammatory for stressed skin. I love the herbal scent which comes courtesy of the organic ingredients which include Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Viola Herb and Organic Plant Oils, and the cream feels lovely and soothing to apply. To use it, I just apply it to inflamed areas, and let it get to work. Within an hour or so my skin feels calm, and any redness and irritation has been completely soothed.

Frogleaf Eczema Skin Cream is priced at £17.75 and is available here

Sisley Super Stick Solaire SPF30*

Sisley Super Stick Solaire Suncreen

For as far as I can remember, I’ve had pretty sensitive skin. On a day to day basis, it’s not a big deal, I just need to be careful with the products I use, but it gets a bit trickier in the summer when I need to introduce a sunscreen into my skincare regime. In the past I’ve not had the best experience with even the gentlest of sunscreens – I’ve had rashes, burning sensations and breakouts. Thankfully though, Sisley have come to the rescue with their incredible Super Stick Solaire SPF30.

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Since I know I can (and do) rely on Sisley for a tonne of my skincare needs (I adore their Botanical Restorative cream) I thought I would give their sunscreen a whirl. I can’t tell you how glad I am that I did! Sisley Super Stick Solaire comes in either tinted or colourless options, and since it was my first foray I opted for the latter. As if providing gentle protection wasn’t enough, the sunscreen’s formula contains Vitamin E to protects against free radicals and reinforces the skin’s natural defences whilst Camelia oil, Shea and Mango butters hydrate and nourish.

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Packaged in a chic and easy to use screw up tube, the Super Stick Solaire feels a little like an overgrown lip balm. To apply, I simply slick the formula over my cheekbones, nose and forehead and blend in. I love the soft texture of the sunscreen, and it disappears immediately – there is no ghostly white cast, and it doesn’t feel heavy or tacky to the touch. Instead it leaves my skin feeling soft, with a flattering matte finish. The stick applicator means that reapplying the sunscreen is a cinch, and I can easily pop it in my beach bag!

Sisley Super Stick Solaire SPF30 is also available in a tinted formula, and is priced at £69.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Weleda Heroes Kit*

Weleda Heroes Kit

When it comes to trying out a brand like Weleda, it can be hard to know where to even begin. Everyone has their own holy grail products, but there is just so much choice!

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Thankfully though, Weleda have solved your problem with their amazing Heroes Kit which contains travel sizes of 5 of the brand’s best loved favourites. Not only do you get to try the new products, but they even come tucked inside an adorable organic cotton makeup bag which is just perfect if you want to just pop it in your holiday luggage and go!

Weleda Heroes Kit Skin Food

Skin Food might just be Weleda’s most iconic product – I really don’t know of any person who doesn’t love the rich, citrus scented lotion. It’s a great multi-tasker which can be used for everything from a face cream to cuticle balm.

Weleda Heroes Kit Wild Rose SMoothing Day Cream

Despite my love for Weleda, I’d never tried their Wild Rose Smoothing Day Cream. It has a glorious rose scent which feels incredibly luxurious to use, and I just adore the rich texture, this cream has gone a long way in soothing my dry skin – I’ll be buying a full size tube of this for sure!

Weleda Heroes Kit Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream

I just adore the Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream – it feels really moisturising to use, and my poor neglected hands just soak this formula up. There’s no stickiness with the cream and I love the fresh, fruity scent.

Weleda Heroes Kit Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion

The Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Body Lotion is an after shower must-have for me. It has a perfectly light, almost milky formula which is intently absorbed by skin, and I love the fresh, citrus-y scent. It leaves me feeling soft, and the scent is perfect for summer!

Weleda Heroes Kit Birch Cellulite Oil

Lastly is the Birch Cellulite Oil. I’m never fully convinced by creams and oils which claim to diminish cellulite, but I do have a full size bottle of the oil in my stash. It has a rich, nourishing texture, and it’s just perfect for dry skin. I like to use it on my legs after shaving, as it leaves them feeling silky with a nice glow.

Weleda Heroes Kit is priced at £14.95 and is available here