Estelle & Thild is brand which is relatively new – so when I was able to try out a couple of their products, I jumped at the chance! Named after the (very glamourous) founder’s children, the company company uses the best organic ingredients which provide noticeable results.
As a lip balm enthusiast, it didn’t take me long to smear on an application. The balm smells really wonderful – raspberry and fruity – but the smell isn’t overpowering. The balm doesn’t have a taste, but it feels really thick and luxurious when applied. It wore for around 2 hours, and left my lips feeling healthy and moisturized.
I really love the ethos of the brand, and can’t wait to try some other products (they make everything from hand cream to hair conditioner) and the packaging is really adorable making this a firm favorite!
Natural Lip Balm is priced at £14.00 and is available from The Urban Retreat Boutique.
I am loving an injection of sea-green into my makeup bag as we move into Spring.
- Clarins Eye Makeup Remover
- Bliss Body Butter
- Rubis Tweezers
- Tom Ford Body Splash
- Tiffany Makeup Bag
- Freeze 24-7 Wrinkle Cream
I’m a big fan of white-floral fragrances, and Penhaligon’s Ellenisia is a great choice – indeed, it’s so pretty that Meadham Kirchhoff scented their AW13 show with it. The bottle is gorgeous – like all Penhaligon’s fragrances, it is the original design, and I am obsessed with the cute little coral bow on the cap. It means it looks adorable on my dressing table.
The perfume itself smells glorious – I primarily get gardenia, but the scent is lightened by the Mandarin Zest, which is one of the top notes. As the scent deepens during wearing, the tuberose and jasmine become more pronounced. The perfume has definite similarities with Chanel Exclusif’s Gardenia, and I love the soapy-clean feeling the scent gives me.
Since it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday in the UK, I would totally recommend this! Not only is this fragrance available as an Eau de Parfum, but soaps and body lotion are also available.
The Eau de Parfum is available for £68.00 for 50ml and US readers can find it here
A little bit of shiny gold goes a long way – these picks will be among my favourites through the year.
- Dress – Miu Miu
- Earrings – Astley Clarke
- Boots – Rag & Bone
- Cuff – Saint Laurent
- Clutch – Proenza Schouler
- Bracelet – Maison Martin Margiela
- Heels – Jimmy Choo
In the UK, it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight some fun gift ideas which are a move away from the trashy and the cliched. The first of these suggestions would be the candle above.
One of Jonathan Ward’s newest offerings is the Josephine’s Rose candle – a rich and heady mix of rose and amber. Described as a velvet ball-gown of a scent, this is rose at its opulent finest – named for the Empress Josephine who was (and this is an understatement) obsessed with the flower.
Before you even light the double wicks, the room is filled with the rose fragrance – a lighter version of the scent which blossoms when the candle burns. The fragrance is deep and luxurious. The base notes of amber keeps the rose from becoming sickly sweet or veering into ‘old-lady’ territory.
Presented in hand-blown Italian glass, the candle is a thing of beauty – so much so I would consider keeping it for myself!
The large candle is priced at £32