Hugo Boss Jour Runway Collection

To say that I was bowled over by the looks of Hugo Boss’ Runway Collection is a bit of an understatement! When you have a gorgeous fragrance coupled with chic fashion illustrations by Jason Wu, you know you’re onto a winner!

The Runway Collection is available as 50ml and 75ml bottles, and are simply new bottles for some of Hugo Boss’ best loved fragrances, so if you’re a Jour fan, this would be a perfect addition to your collection! Since I hadn’t actually tried any of Hugo Boss’ female fragrances before, I thought Jour would be a great start.

Described as ‘A colourful floral bouquet’ inspired by the first light of day, this is one seriously addictive perfume! Somewhat unsurprisingly, Jour is the perfect day fragrance thanks to the pretty mix of citrus and white flowers. When first applied, I got a huge whoosh of the Lime Accord and Grapefruit Flowers, it feels shower-fresh and super invigorating! Once the fragrance settles into the skin, the soapiness of Honeysuckle, Lilly of the Valley, and Freesia notes become stronger, creating a beautifully balanced composition. The longevity of the parfum is fabulous thanks to the base notes of Creamy Amber and White Birch, and it’s these warmer notes which really ground the fragrance, making it feel wonderfully sophisticated.

Hugu Boss Jour Eau de Parfum Runway Collection is priced at £65.00 and is available here.

Hugo Boss Runway Collection

I’m not sure quite what it is about August, but we’re seeing some really awesome beauty releases. From new Fall makeup to fragrance re-lauches, we’re being seriously spoiled! One of my favourites of these are the Hugo Boss Runway Collection.

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Comprising of three of the brand’s best loved fragrances (Jour, Ma Vie and Nuit), the Runway Collection has been adorned with three super-slick fashion illustrations courtesy of Jason Wu. Available in 50ml and 75ml sizes, this launch is perfect if you’re looking to find a new favourite!

Hugo Boss Runway Collection is priced from £50.00 and is available here

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If you’re in the mood for some new luxury leather goods, and really, who isn’t? It’s in your best interests to get to Harvey Nichols tomorrow to make use of the wonderful event hosted by the store and Aspinal of London.

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Ending tomorrow, Aspinal of London are providing a free personal embossing for anything pieces purchased in store, and there is rather a lot to choose from.

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So, if you’ve been pining after one of the brand’s lustworthy totes, or something as simply elegant as a keychain, you should definitely treat yourself! The whole experience is amazing, as the embossing machine sits pride of place within the store, and Aspinal’s wonderful assistants can adorn your purchase with everything from your initials to lucky numbers and special dates. I’m absolutely in love with my pieces, so I thought I would give you a sneak peak before my big reveal!

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Aspinal of London’s free personalisation service is available until tomorrow, 8th August.

Thank you so much to Harvey Nichols and Aspinal of London for my incredibly generous gift!

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When I got a sneak peek at Pinghe’s gorgeous AW15 collection, I have to admit, I got a bit excited. The collection feels so slick, streamlined and modern I just had to share it with you. The collection is pretty much everything I adore – the clean lines and neutral palette just screams modern classic, and I can’t tell you how much I want to try on everything!

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The whole collection is inspired by the artwork of Kazimir Malevich, who specialised in geometric abstract art, and you can really see the nods to his work in the sharpness of line in the pieces. Pinghe have also reflected his work in the ethos of ‘no matter the angle, the beauty does not change,’ This means that real attention to detail has been paid to the back and sides of the garments, which come adorned with the most divine ruffles and embroidery.

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Although from a distance, a lot of the pieces look quite minimalist in design, when you get up close and personal with them, Pinghe’s iconic embroidery detailing becomes the star. The garments have been adorned to really complement the wearer’s shape in the most flattering of ways.

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I absolutely adore how much thought have been put into the garments – they’re really a work of art unto themselves. All the garments are constructed out of LTF1 fabric, a signature of Pinghe, so that the architectural detailing really shines. The fabric doesn’t crease, so the pieces are always going to look great.

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As you can tell, I’m more than a little in love with the collection! If you are too, Pinghe is stocked at Fenwick’s London and Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge. You can also find the designs here.

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As much as I wear SPF and try to stay out of the sun, there is just something about a tan which feels so effortlessly pretty. As much as a golden glow is part of it, that glow you get after a day in the sun is incredibly hard to beat! Thankfully though, Urban Decay has released their Naked Illuminator Powder.

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Designed to give skin a ‘gorgeous, just got naked glow’ Urban Decay’a Naked Illuminator Powder is an absolute gem of a face powder. The formula feels silky smooth, and completely melts into the skin when applied with a big fluffy brush. The incredible texture comes thanks to the incredible way the powder is produced – Urban Decay bake each dome on terracotta for 24 hours, and then the Illuminator is then finished by hand.

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The Naked Illuminator Powder comes in two shades – Luminous (a golden champagne) and Aura (mine) which is a warm rosy gold. Both of the powders come in a gorgeous brown compact which comes complete with a large mirror in the lid, and a brush hidden inside the lower section of the compact.

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Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminator Powder is really the ultimate multitasking product! On days where I’m not wearing too much makeup, a quick swipe over my nose, cheeks and forehead gives the perfect amount of warmth, whilst I can focus on my cheek bones for a little flattering sheen if I’m going for a makeup look that’s more formal. Rather than most of the illuminating powders I’ve tried, Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminating Powder isn’t too sparkly, and looks incredibly natural. Since the dome of powder is quite large, it’s easy to swirl a large brush and dust the powder on my clavicle too!

Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminating Powder is priced at £22.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)