With the weather being really all-over-the-place I have to be careful with my skin – nothing too harsh or stripping – so cleansers can be tricky to choose. Elemental Herbology’s Delicate Cleanse is a great choice, if, like me, you have sensitive skin and like a foaming cleanser.
Elemental Herbology really have pushed the boat out with this product – Calendula, Marshmallow, Rosehip Oil, Argan Oil to name a few, are crammed into the generously sized bottle. The cleanser smells like fresh rhubarb and its a super refreshing way to start the day, and I use it along with my trusty clarisonic.
With all the key ingredients, my face is left soft and smooth, and redness is definitely curtailed – always a plus! When used along side their Calendula & Rose Damask moisturizer (review to come) my face stays calm and hydrated all day!
The brand has a wide range of products which cater for everything from dry skin to bath oils, and I can’t wait to try more!
The cleanser is priced £20.00
Clarins’ Summer 2013 collection makes me weak at the knees. Look at these balms – have you ever seen anything like it? It just looks incredible and so much fun to wear! I must possess at least the pink and coral for my summer wardrobe!
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