Dolce and Gabbana Velvet Desire

Within their Velvet Collection of perfumes, Dolce and Gabbana created a range of perfumes inspired by Renaissance Italy. The scent is definitely one which makes a statement.

Before we go any further, I have to admit – I am a gardenia perfume fiend – Chanel, Annick Goutal and Estee Lauder’s Private Collection have all featured on my dressing table, and I consider the flower somewhat of a signature scent.

Dolce and Gabanna’s offering is up amongst my favourites – the scent is heady and luxurious. This isn’t a bottle I splash one before running out the gym. Nope – this is a full-on grown up choice, best worn when dressed up and heading out to somewhere fabulous.

The notes are predominantly gardenia, although tuber rose is also featured prominently in the line-up. Despite the statement the perfume makes, it’s super clean smelling, and has become my go-to throughout the wintry weather.

The perfume is priced at £165.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Guerlain Kajal Khol

This eyeliner is literally life changing; ok, not life changing, but it is pretty great!

Guerlain brings these out every year, and yes, they are expensive, but these things last for months and months. The colour payoff is great – a silky, inky black which rims the waterline really well! The crayon format of the liner means that the line is smooth and soft looking, making it super-easy to create a smoky eye.

Not only do I love the product, but the packing is sublime. I buy these year after year, and the ribbon and decorations change, but they are the most glamorous eyeliner around

The eyeliner is priced at $36 and available at Sephora.com

Pink and Shiny

There are few things I like more than things which are pink and shiny. Seriously, I have the aesthetic leanings of an eight year old high on candy.

These pieces just make me happy (and want to shop).

Nail Varnish – Butter London
Clutch – Jason Wu
Trench – Burberry
Earrings – Kate Spade
Ring – Luxurybazaar.com
Necklace – Shourouk
Pumps – Christian Louboutin
Lip Tar – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer*

The Philip Kingsley Elasticizer is a product which is hailed as a miracle worker throughout magazines and blogs. A look at the box shows its been awarded beauty prizes by Harper’s Bazaar and InStyle – two publications which know what they’re talking about! So I was super excited to try this miracle product.

Unlike a regular conditioning treatment, this goes on before you shampoo, and it is left on for 1/2 hour. To deal with the unavoidable spills a cute little branded shower cap is included in the box.

I do always find this pre-shampoo treatment idea a little bit of a hassle – but made the most of it by applying a face mask at the same time and had a little home-spa-thing going on.

So, after shampooing and conditioning with my regular products (Kerestase shampoo and Frederik Fekkai conditioner) my hair did feel super smooth.

The only negative I would say came when I came to blow dry my hair – it took forever. However, once I did manage to get it dry, my hair was super sleek and looked as if I had straightened it.

What I like about this is, not only does it work in repairing the damage already done, but also helps in the prevention of damage – smooth hair equals no straighteners for me.

Would I buy the Elasticizer once this tub runs out? Yep, I think I would. I’m a sucker for hair treatments, and this is one which certainly works!

150ml jar is priced at £30 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Pastels Please
I’m seriously looking forward to spring and summer – sitting in the snow will do that to you! The pre-requisite pastels are looking super appealing right now, and I love them worn all together!
What are you looking forward to?
Necklace – Kenneth Jay Lane
Ring – Annette Ferdinandsen
Sunglasses – Mykita Velvet Eyewear
Shoes – Lanvin
Bag – Givenchy
Nail Varnishes – bottom all Estee Lauder
Pink Nail Varnish – Dior

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