If you’re not much of a morning person, the easiest way to make the ‘am’ that little bit more bearable to deal with is by injecting a little luxe into your routine. Whether it’s investing in a coffee machine, so you don’t need to hit up Starbucks before work, or just taking five minutes to plan out your day – little changes can leave you powering through that to-do list by lunch.
One of the most recent additions to my morning routine has been the Molton Brown Orange and Bergamot Bath & Shower Gel. It’s a long-time favourite of mine, and I’ve kept returning to it for the past few years. The scent is perfect for brightening up dull mornings – clean and fresh, without smelling too zesty, it’s one of those fragrances which just leaves you feeling squeaky clean.
I admit, it’s a bit more of an investment than your average shower gel, but thanks to such a rich and fragrant formula, you only need a squeeze each morning, and I love using it with a shower pouffe to get maximum suds!
Molton Brown Orange and Bergamot Bath & Shower Gel is priced at £22 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
When it comes to summer beauty, it will come as no surprise that I like to keep things as effortless as possible. When the temperature starts to rise, there chance of me wearing full-on makeup decreases to precisely zero. I’ve already spoken about my love for a quick slick of Glossier Skin Tint and a sweep of bronzer for summer beauty, but for days when I’m in need of a little colour, I’ve been turning to L’Occitane’s fabulous Blume Teinte Delicieux in Pink Calisson.
One of four shades, which range from violet to nude, and I’m already a fan of the colourless formula as a daily lip balm. Pink Calisson is a stunning warm-toned pink, which is perfect for adding a subtle pop of colour into my summer beauty regime. After applying my base and bronzer as normal, I smoothe a little of the balm on, add a slick of mascara and I’m good to go.
The Blume Tente Délicieux has the smoothest, dreamiest texture which feels satin-y soft of the lips. I’m more than a little obsessed with the subtle sweet scent which makes the balm an absolute joy to use. On the lips, it gives a beautiful pink glow, which makes teeth look white, and gives skin a really pretty glow.
L’Occitane Baume Teinte Délicieux is priced at £20 and is available here
Is it just me, or do you always want to change up your fragrance when the weather shifts? Even though the past few days haven’t exactly felt like summer (thanks to insane amounts of rain and dropping temperatures) I’ve been searching for a fragrance which feels light and fresh to wear. A few weeks back, I was very kindly gifted a bottle of Kenzo Flower perfume, and it feels absolute perfect for perking up a rather grey, Scottish summer.
The iconic bottle was released back in 2000, but thanks to the chic three note make-up, it still feels incredibly current. A subtle, powdery floral which comprises of notes of Vanilla, Musk and Bulgarian Rose – it’s easy to wear, and feels perfect for summer. Just as the bottle is iconic in it’s simplicity – this is a perfume which is incredibly easy to wear. Spritzed on in the morning before heading out and about, I can still smell it on me well into the afternoon and evening. It’s the perfect perfume to wear when you just want to smell good – I love it for meetings, so I don’t feel like I’m smelling overly perfume-y.
Flower by Kenzo perfume is priced at £42 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
It’s finally Friday! So, I thought I’d celebrate with one of my most summery lipglosses – Hourglass’ Unreal Lipgloss in Horizon, a stunning, warm-tone coral-pink shade, which feels perfect for summer. The Hourglass Unreal formula is quickly becoming a real favourite of mine – not only is it perfectly glossy, and volumizing on the lips, but it feels gorgeous too!
Unlike other glosses on the market, Hourglass’ feels incredible to wear, it’s quick thick and feels silky on the lips. There’s no stickiness, and I love the soft minty scent which is only noticeable when applying it. Honestly, Horizon is quite a reach from my normal everyday shades, which range the scale of pinky nudes, but it’s a fun and easy way to update my makeup for the better weather. The colour smoothes on like a dream, and even after a few hours of wear, the glossiness might have faded away, but my lips are left with a pretty tint.
Hourglass Unreal Lip Gloss in Horizon is priced at £28 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
Despite loving a natural beauty look for every day, when it comes to special occasions, I love a great false lash! I’m always on the hunt for the lightest, most comfortable lashes I can find, and they have to be cruelty-free. When Huda Beauty launched their new Edinburgh counter, I was thrilled to receive a pair of the Olivia #18 Shortie lashes – a stunning, fluttery pair, which is perfect for adding a little drama to my beauty looks!
Teaming up with Olivia Culpo for the design of these falsies, Huda Beauty has created the ultimate false lash. Super black, and not too long and heavy, these are perfect for people just starting out wearing lashes, or if you need to wear them all day long. Described as lending beauty looks an ‘understated glam’, these are perfect paired with some bronzer, and a slick of pink gloss for an effortless summer beauty look!
Huda Beauty Lashes – #18 Olivia Shortie are priced at £17 and are available here.