I’m sure I’m not the only person who can’t wait for summer, but the longer nights and (slightly) warmer temperatures make it feel like it’s finally on it’s way! So, in something of a celebration, I’ve been turning to Michael Kors’ new scent – Coral.
Packaged in a slick orange bottle, Coral is described as ‘Fresh, Bold and Fabulous,’and to be honest, I couldn’t agree more. When I first tried the perfume, it just felt like summer in a bottle, and I love how the fruity and floral notes mingle.
When first applied, you get a huge hit of citrus-y freshness. There are notes of Grapefruit, Mandarin, and Lemon which are complemented by a subtle touch of Pink Peppercorn. The heart notes of Jasmine, Tuberose and Orange Blossom give the perfume a really beautiful sense of grown-up luxury, whilst keeping it feeling soapy fresh. Then, as the day continues, the base notes of Cedar and Sandalwood, with a touch of Musk give the scent a feeling of richness and warmth. Coral is just the perfect summer scent!
Michael Kors Coral is priced at £39.00 for 30ml and is available here
As someone with skin that errs to the dry and sensitive side, when I caught sight of Clinique’s new-ish Moisture Surge Melting Mask Balm, I knew I had to give it a try! Promising to melt into skin, giving radiance and a serious dose of hydration, it’s exactly what my parched skin was after!
The first thing to note about the product is that it’s really rather small. The jar is comparable in size to a lip balm, and holds a rather paltry 15ml of balm. At first, the formula is quite hard, although the heat of fingertips soon melts it into a pliable balm which is easily applied to skin.
I tend to apply a generous layer to my driest areas – around my nose, mouth and chin, then a little around my eyes and on my lips. It’s perfect as an overnight treatment, and my skin absolutely drinks it up! I have to say, I just wish it was a bigger jar – I’ve already run out!
Clinique Moisture Surge Melting Mask Balm is priced at £26.00 and is available here
I know I just reviewed the first two Juicy Shakers that I got my hands on a week ago, but the truth is, I’m somewhat addicted to them! The mixture of cute colours and even prettier packaging means they’ve become something of a makeup bag staple! So, when I popped into Boots the other day, I couldn’t resist picking up a third! The limited edition shade Mint To Be.
For someone who’s a nude-lip aficionado like myself, a blue lipgloss might seem a little fashion-forward. But, fear not, even though it looks rather vibrant in the bottle, on the lips, Mint To Be is a pretty, shimmery sheer which gives lips a subtle touch of shine with a sheer formula. The blue just acts to make teeth look whiter and the minty scent is super refreshing.
The formula of the Juicy Shakers is perfect if you hate heavy, sticky or gloopy lip glosses. Applied with the sponge tip, it feels almost water-light, and it just gives lips a feeling of moisture. I’m absolutely in love!
Lancome Juicy Shakers are priced at £18.00 and are available here (UK) and here (US)
I know I bleat on rather a lot about how much I abuse my hair, but it’s probably one of my worst habits. I can’t get away from heat styling or colouring, so instead, I’m left trying to fix whatever damage I’ve done.
I’ve been a massive fan of Fekkai haircare for years now. I can honestly say it saved my poor, frazzled ends from an ill-advised hair appointment in Dubai, and I’ve had a tub of the PRX mask in the shower ever since. I’ve reviewed it here, and if you’re looking for a miracle treatment, you have to try it!
Unfortunately though, Fekkai has been getting increasingly hard to get hold of in the UK over the past couple of years. Before I used to grab it in Space NK, but for some reason the discontinued the line, leaving me to scrabble about on amazon to try and find the stuff. So, a few weeks ago, it’s fair to say I got rather panicky when I couldn’t find my usual mask, and in a bit of a blur I ordered the Essential Shea mask instead.
At first I was a little worried that it would be too rich for my hair, but it’s an absolute dream! Scented with jasmine and exotic florals, I feel like I should be using it somewhere in Tahiti rather than in Scotland. The mask has a soft, creamy consistency which just melts into hair. I leave it on for a good 10-15 minutes while I get on with the rest of my shower, then hose it off as normal. Ends are left incredibly soft and shiny, and it works it’s magic without weighing hair down!
Since I can only really find Fekkai products, the prices do tend to vary quite dramatically according to the day, but you can find it here (UK) and here (US)
So I think it’s safe to say that I’ve fallen pretty head-over-heels for the Paul & Joes Beauty line. It’s such unique looking set of products which feel so special to use. So, when I got the chance to try their nail enamel in 011 Helitrope, I absolutely jumped at the chance!
Packaged in one of the brand’s signature whimsical bottles, 011 Helitrope is a stunning peachy pink, which is just the perfect choice for spring! I’ve been dying to get some colour into my wardrobe, so this felt just right!
The polish applied smoothly and evenly, and I only needed two coats for glossy, even coverage. It looks so fun on, and I’ve been obsessed with how pretty it looks! I got a good four days before I noticed any chipping or tip-wear, which is seriously impressive considering I spent about 80% of last week typing away! Be warned, Heliotrope is part of Paul & Joe’s Spring 2016 collection, and is limited edition, so, if you’re after gorgeous candy-pink nails, you’d better be quick!
Paul & Joe Nail Enamel in Heliotrope is priced at £12.00