Soigne Nails Summer Colour Collection 2016*

Soigne Summer Collection

Soigne Nails is one of those brands I’ve been absolutely dying to try out for ages. Like most things which mix fashion and luxury, the brand is French, and encompasses pretty much every colour you can imagine.

Soigne Summer 16 collection

The summer collection couldn’t be pretty, and is a trio of brights, which are sure to add a much needed pop of colour all season long. The shades have been inspired by Africa, and I’m just loving the seriously saturated shades.

Soigne Shibori

Shibori was the shade that I was most excited about trying out. I love a deep blue nail, as they’re such a great and surprising neutral, and I’ve become completely obsessed with Shibori.

Soigne Shibori swatch

On tha nail, the polish is a stunning cerulean blue which applies wonderfully smoothly. It’s fully opaque in two coats, and dries quickly to a high shine. I think this makes such a beautiful choice for a pedicure colour – it’s deep enough to look chic, and the subtle colour looks so gorgeous in stroppy sandals!

Soigne Ikat

Next up is Ikat which is the most beautiful fuchsia pink. Have real Barbie-girl nails always feels so fun in the sunshine! I’ve been wearing it on my rather short nails, and I can’t tell you how many people have asked me what I’m wearing!

Soigne Ikat Swatch

The formula, again, is an absolute dream to work with, even for a klutz like me! Two coats gave me fully opaque coverage, and I don’t think think I have a prettier pink shade. On the nails it’s a wonderful warm-toned shade which I just cannot wait to wear with a tan!

Soigne Dutch Wax

Dutch Wax is the shade which is definitely the most unusual in the line up. In the bottle, the polish looks like it will be a bright sunny yellow, but on the nail it’s actually a beautifully rich golden mustard.

Soigne Dutch Wax swatch

Unlike most yellow polishes I’ve tried in the past, the formula from Soigne is rich enough to be opaque within two coats, and the polish applied smoothly and evenly. I was really pleasantly surprised with how pretty it looks on nails – it’s a beautiful change from my regular pinks and feels like a really fresh way to inject a little colour into my outfits!

Soigne Nail Varnishes are priced at £11.00 each and are availble here.

Roget & Gallet Lait Sorbet – Cedrat*

Roger & Gallet Cedrat Lait Sorbet

Keeping skin well hydrated during the summer can be something of a drag. When it’s hot and sticky outside, the last thing I want to do is slather myself in a rich and sticky moisturiser. Roger & Gallet have saved me from dry skin though, as I’ve completely fallen in love with their new Lait Sorbet Body Moisturiser.

Roger & Gallet Cedrat Lait Sorbet 1

The Cedrat fragrance is wonderfully fresh and clean (it’s very citrusy and zesty) and it’s perfect for days that I don’t really want to wear a perfume. The Lait Sorbet has a lightweight and (unsurprisingly) milky texture which just melts into skin leaving it feeling so soft and smooth. The pump bottle means using it couldn’t be easier – even with moisturiser-hands! On the days that I’ve used the Lait Sorbet, not only does my skin feel really lovely, it smells incredible too! All day I’ve noticed, my skin smells wonderfully fresh and zesty.

Roget & Gallet Lait Sorbet is priced at £14.00 and is available here.

 

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Illuminator*

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Drops

Ok, so it’s not exactly news that I am just loving glowy skin at the moment. It’s just so pretty and fresh, and of course, perfect for summer! Estee Lauder obviously agrees, and they have just released their annual Bronze Goddess Collection, which is designed to keep you looking beautiful all season long!

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Drops 1

Packaged in a dinky little bottle, complete with drop applicator, the Summer Glow Illuminator might just be my favourite product out of the whole collection. When I first saw the Illuminator, I was worried it would leave too warm a cast on my skin (I have quite pink skin which I’m always toning down), but happily, I needn’t have worried. It’s the most glorious little product – after applying a light base and a little concealer, I simply dot a little of the illuminator over my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, my eyelids and my cupid’s bow. Then, just using my fingers, I blend it in and add a dusting of bronzer. Unlike may highlighter that leave a sparkling or frosted sheen, the Illuminating Drops give the skin a beautiful natural looking sheen. The drops make skin look so healthy and fresh, they really are just perfect for sunny weather. I can’t wait for warm evenings to add a little to my collar bones for an extra little sheen.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Drops are priced at £27.00 and are available here (UK) and here (US)

Bobbi Brown Beach Body Scrub*

Bobbi Brown Beach Body Scrub

I distinctly remember the very first time I came across Bobbi Brown’s Beach fragrance. I was shopping in Glasgow with my mother when the makeup artist brought it out. It was brand new, and I thought that there was nothing quite as glamorous as having a scent designed specifically around the beach. Then, when I was living in Dubai I got my own bottle. It just felt so right to wear the scent in the desert heat –  it just felt so clean and unfussy, and I’ve had a bottle of it ever since!

Bobbi Brown Beach Scrub 1

What I didn’t realise though, was that Bobbi Brown have leant the scent to a whole range of body products too! You can get everything from hand wash to body oil in the fragrance, and I fear that this tub of Body Scrub might just be the start of a collection for me!

Bobbi Brown Beach Body Scrub 2

Packaged in a very generous screw top jar, the scrub itself couldn’t smell more glorious. The moment you take the top off, there is a huge whoosh of the Beach scent. Jasmin, Sea Spray and Mandarin make it feel so fresh and clean. It’s the perfect way to start my morning routine, and just before heading into the shower, I take a little of the scrub and apply it to my arms and legs.

Bobbi Brown Beach Body Scrub3

The scrub is wonderfully rich and luxurious. It really softens and smoothes skin without feeling too rough or abrasive, and even after it’s been washed off, my skin still smells wonderfully beachy!

Bobbi Brown Beach Body Scrub 4

If you’ve got some tanning planned (real or otherwise) you absolutely need to try this scrub out. It leaves skin so, so soft and smooth, it’s like a little trip to the spa in your bathroom!

Bobbi Brown Beach Body Scrub is priced at £25.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

YSL Rouge Volupte 43*

YSL Rouge Volupte 43

I’m not sure that there is anything that feels quite so summery as a coral lip. I don’t really tend to wear them if I don’t have a bit of a tan, so YSL’s stunning Rouge Volupte in shade 43 feels absolutely perfect for summer!

YSL Rouge Volupte 43 2

Packaged in YSL’s signature glamorous golden bullet, the Rouge Volupte line are perfect if you want a slick of colour without the feel of a heavy lipstick. The formulas are full of lip nourishing oils which keep them feeling beautifully light and balmy, and give the lipsticks a perfect glossy sheen.

YSL Rouge Volupte 43 1

Shade 43 is a stunning orange-toned coral, which is shot through with the subtlest of golden shimmer. A quick slick, straight from the bullet gives lips a subtle coral sheen, but it’s easily built up to an opaque, glossy finish.

YSL Rouge Volupte 43 swatch

Thanks to the oil base of the formula, the YSL Rouge Volupte are not the longest wearing lipsticks I own. I get a decent three hours from an application, but the bullets are just so pretty, and the formula so comfortable, I don’t mind reapplying at all!

YSL Rouge Volupte in 43 is priced at £26.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

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