DSC_0689Last week, on a rare sunny evening, I meandered over to George Street after work to check out the most colourful display on George Street. Kiehl’s brand new bus rolled into town a week or so ago, and has been providing the city with the best beauty products ever since.

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Considering I use and adore at least five separate Kiehl’s every morning, it was a no brainer that I would head down and see what the brand was up to, plus it’s always fun to go to blogger events. Kiehl’s, I’m glad to say, didn’t disappoint – with the most adorable picnic benches laden with goodie bags, it was so lovely to meet some Edinburgh-based bloggers.

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After some introductions, as well as a snoop around the Kiehl’s bus (it’s packed with brand favourites for skin, hair and body) it was time for the evening to begin. We packed into the benches, and got to grips with learning all about the best of what Kiehl’s have to offer.

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Jennifer (from Tartan Brunette) bravely volunteered to be the model for the evening, letting Kiehl’s expert Holly demonstrate how to best use and apply each product.

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Starting right from the basics, we sniffed, rubbed and patted in a whole shelf of products, falling harder in love each time. There were a tonne of old favourites, including many which I use on a daily basis, but getting to try out products like the Ultra Facial Cleanser, means that my wish list has grown rather long since last week!

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There was a lucky-dip prize at the end of the evening, which the very lucky (and lovely) Emma from unf4bul0us won, and we all toddled home, clutching our groaning Kiehl’s bags. Very kindly, we were treated to a mix of hero products as well as some treats from a Scottish pop-up across the street, which I’ve been using ever since – I’d forgotten how great Kiehl’s old-school lip balm is! There was also a full size bottle of the new Cactus Flower Hydrating Mist, which is super handy, as I’ve blown through half of my first bottle already!

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The bus will be chilling in the middle of George Street for the next week or so, and then is starts up it’s travels again. So, if you hear it’s heading down your way, pop in, say hello, and treat yourself to something lovely!

Thank you to Holly, Kiehl’s and Kiehl’s on Wheels for having me!

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If you’re starting to stress out about what to get people for Christmas, don’t worry, calm down, and take a good look at the Arran Aromatics website. They’ve got amazing ideas which anyone would want to rip into on Christmas Morning, and one of my favourites has to be their Ultimate Fragrance Tote Bag in Edyis.

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Packaged in an adorable striped bag, which is going to come in incredibly handy come summer, the Ultimate Fragrance Tote Bag is packed with bottles of Bath & Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Eau de Toilette, a bar of soap and even a body polisher! It’s just the thing to escape the winter dreariness and dream of warmer climes!

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The fragrance, Eydis, is described as ‘sparkling citrus, blended with Honeysuckle and Rose’ and it’s just the loveliest and freshest way to start the day! Using the 250ml bottle of Bath & Shower Gel feels like such a treat to use on these rather dark mornings, and it’s the best way to wake up! I like to lather it up on the Body Polisher, as the foam gets super thick, and it’s the greatest way to exfoliate in a hurry too!

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When I’m in the shower, I’ve also been enjoying the 100g bar of Enriching Soap. It’s delicately scented with the Eydis fragrance, and the formula doesn’t dry out even the most sensitive of skin. It has a gloriously rich lather, and it feels like such a treat to use!

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Once I’m out of the shower, I’ve been using the 250ml bottle of the nourishing Body Lotion. It’s a wonderful day moisturiser as the texture is light enough to sink in quickly and not be sticky or greasy when I’m putting on my clothes. It leaves my skin feeling super healthy, and I love the way that the Eydis scent lingers after applying. The citrus notes feel the strongest, and make for such a refreshing product! Since my skin tends to feel drier in the winter, this bottle is a welcome addition to my bathroom!

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Last up might just be my favourite goody from the tote – a 30ml bottle of Eydis Eau de Toilette. I am just obsessed with this perfume for daytime! The light, citrus top notes of the fragrance feel so fresh, and as the perfume warms up, the heart notes of honeysuckle and clover become more noticeable, giving it an almost soapy quality. It’s this floral quality which makes the fragrance feel so special, and it’s just what I want to wear on busy days when I just want to feel clean and fresh. The number of people who have asked what I’m wearing with Eydis is insane! I just can’t get enough of the fragrance!

Arran Aromatics Ultimate Fragrance Tote Bag in Eydis is priced at £40.00 and you can find them here

DSC_0649Chanel are really hitting it out the park with summer with their limited edition releases. When I saw the Les Beiges Collection yesterday, I couldn’t help myself!

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The whole collection is based on beautiful nudes, and I just had to treat myself to a couple of pieces – I picked up a Healthy Glow Multi-Color Powder (Limited Edition), Glossimer Lip Gloss, Hydrating Lip Balm (Limited Edition) and Le Vernis Nail Colour in Beige Rose.

I’ll be sharing my reviews of the products super soon, so stay tuned!

You can find the bronzer here, and the lip balm here

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If you’re looking to give your Dad a bit of a treat this Father’s Day, LAB Series have made it incredibly easy, thanks to their awesome Spring Set. Packaged in a rather swish cobalt wash bag, the set contains everything a man needs to really look after their skin, the size of the creams is also super generous meaning that your dad will be able to really fall in love with these products! Inside the pouch you’ll find:

  • Lab Series Multi-Action Face Wash, 100ml
  • Lab Series Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15, 50ml
  • Lab Series PRO LS All-In-One Face Treatment, 15ml

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I was lucky enough to try out two of the three products inside, and I have to say – they were amazing! The All-In-One Face Treatment might be my favourite product since it’s such a multi-tasker – if your dad does’t want to play around with one hundred products, this is the one for him! The light creme formula feels incredibly hydrating and moisturising, yet leaves skin looking matte. The formula also contains an MPD-8 Complex which calms and soothes skin which is tired and irritated.

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The LAB Series Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15 is one of those products that all men should have in their wash bags. For a start, I know that not all guys are as religious about applying SPF, but since this has factor 15, it’s a perfect choice for daily use in the UK. The texture of the cream feels lovely and nourishing, but importantly, it doesn’t leave skin looking greasy or shiny. Instead, the fragrance-free formula works to effectively hydrate the skin.

The LAB Series Spring Set is priced at £22.50, LAB Series Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15 is priced at £40.00 and the All-In-One Face Treatment is priced at £28.00. All are available here (UK) and here (US).

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If you’re in the market to treat yourself to some luxury beauty goodies, DO IT NOW! Today is the last day of Harvey Nichols’ amazing A Beautiful Mind Gift with Purchase. All you have to do is spend £150 or more across the store’s incredible beauty section (which, let’s face it, is easy to do) and you can walk away with this rather snazzy gift which is worth an incredible £230!

I adore Harvey Nichols’ GWP – they are always an amazing mix of brands, and full of really usable products. Past years’ gifts are the reason why I collect Shu Umera lashes like they’re going out of style, as well as lust after Sisely moisture masks. What I love about the gifts is how generous they are – these aren’t one use samples, instead I can normally get a couple of weeks’ worth out of everything, not to mention that there are usually a few full side products thrown in for good measure!

This year’s offering is incredible – it comes packaged in an adorable book-shaped box, and includes:

  • Benefit Instant Come Back Serum
  • Yves Saint Laurent Radiance 7 Day
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Serum
  • Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum
  • ESPA Optimal Skin ProSerum Cleanser and Oil Duo Kit
  • Cover FX Primer (Knightsbridge, Manchester and online only.)
  • Clarins HydraQuench Cream
  • Dermalogica Precleanse
  • Laura Mercier Full Blown Suprême Volume Mascara
  • bareMinerals Deluxe Moxie Lip Gloss
  • Versace Eros Femme OPI Alpine Snow or Pirouette My Whistle nail polish
  • Beyond Medispa £130 Hydra Facial Voucher

Quite the haul! So, if you want to treat yourself, head over to www.harveynichols.com now!

 

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