Chanel Le Rouge Collection No1 • Fall/Winter 2016

25 August 2016

Chanel Le Rouge Collection No1
Chanel are here this Winter/Fall to tell us that it is all about red. Now I for one have been stalking the Chanel counters, eagerly awaiting this hot launch as I knew that it was going to cause a wave of opinion, but in my eyes, this was very much a collection that I was going to fall in love with. 

Chanel Le Rouge Collection No1 is the debut collection designed by Global Creative Colour Designer, Lucia Pica who expresses the power of red throughout the entire line to give women a new power. Lucia Pica is rarely seen without a slick red lip herself. This collection isn't red as you know it. Red shall always be a classic make-up look when it comes to lips and nails, but what about cheeks, eyes and lashes? Chanel aren't talking pillar box red worn everywhere, but shades of red that range from bold poppy hues to deep dark black cherry and burgundy, making this all very modern. 

Lilibeth • The Brow Shaper

18 August 2016

Lilibeth, The Brow Shaper
When I posted a picture to Instagram some weeks ago showcasing my 'brow team' it got a lot of attention, especially my new brow gadget that I was raving about in that post. Just in case you didn't know, I swear by Anastasia Beverly Hills when it comes to brow products as I use them religiously, mainly the Brow wizBrow powder and Dip brow pomade. But I am here to discuss a new beauty tool that shall take all the stress out of brow grooming as we now it, because we all know how important brows are and what a 'pain in the backside' they can be to get right. 

MINTD Box • Luxury Beauty

11 August 2016

MINTD Box, August 2016
Time to talk beauty subscription boxes, but not as we know it. The beauty box game has a new contender that in my opinion shall blow a lot of other competitors out of the water. We all know that the subscription box craze has slowly died down after 'luxury' samples became more like 'samples', but what if you could receive a beauty box that actually had more than 1 full size product inside? How about 4 or 5  for instance? ...  

Clarins • Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

7 August 2016

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster
I was sold at the title of this product alone, 'Golden Glow booster', yes please! I have always been a Clarins body care fan as I have used and loved it for many years but have not always got along with their skincare. Saying that, one product I have used in the past and  loved was the Radiance-Plus moisturiser that was a moisturiser with a little self tan so if applied before sleep, you woke up looking golden bronze but you could only use it a few times a week or it built up to much on the skin I felt. Hence my excitement when I heard about this new product.

Star Products of the Month • July

2 August 2016

July Beauty favourites
It is that time again where I like to share with you all what I have been loving over the past month and there has been a lot. So I have decided to split this up into two posts as I have been away on holiday for half the month and we all know that holiday beauty differs from day to day choices so I thought I would do a holiday round up post after this one to show you what my holiday faves were, hence not to make this post too long. Like I said there has been so many products that have worked wonders for me this month and I couldn't miss any out .... so let me get started with part 1! 

Feel Unique • The @Moomooi Collection

28 July 2016

Feel Unique Moomooi Collection 
Feel Unique are a company best known for their fabulous selection of online beauty brands available worldwide and I for one use their website a lot as they are one of my favourite online shopping destinations. They recently contacted me to share the news of a new and exciting accessory line that they have created, so I for one was very excited to see and know more about it. Feel Unique have collaborated with the incredible 'Insta-famous' Fashion Illustrator, Meredith Wing (aka @moomooi) best known for her floral art work, to turn everyday necessities into beauty accessories thus a partnership of beauty meets fashion. Beauty, fashion, art, flowers ... just a few things that we all love, have been brought to life through Meredith's sketches onto a phone case, make-up bag, soft kabuki brush and travel wallet.

Lancôme • Grandiose Bendable Liquid Liner *new*

22 July 2016

Lancôme Grandiose Liner
I do love when a make-up artist is behind the design of a make-up product because they  see the issues that everyday make-up users have with a product hence creating innovations that grab all of our attentions, which is what is behind Lancôme's latest product launch, Grandiose Liner link! i.e the best liquid eyeliner you shall ever come to use!

Star Products of the Month • June

7 July 2016

Beauty Favourites
The summer has hit us here in the South of France and the temperature has certainly risen so it's that time of year where both skincare and suncare play a bit part in my daily routine. I regularly update my Instagram to what products I am trying out as I have many that shall be making an appearance all soon. I have many favourites as always, but this month I have focused in on those products that have made a new difference to my daily beauty routine. A few have been mentioned here already but for me, they have been a true standout.

BLISS • Multi-'Face'-eted Anti-Aging Clay Mask

28 June 2016

Bliss Multi-'face'-eted Clay Mask
There is no doubt about it, face masks are one of my favourite beauty products and they are that one skincare product that you can dip in and out of, as and when you need it and you don't feel dis-loyal should you want to try another one out as it all depends on what your skin needs at that time. They are also a damn good excuse for 'you time' even if just for ten minutes to sit back, relax and let your mask (hopefully) work some magic. For this reason of having little time, we do expect a lot from our skincare nowadays as most of us want super effective, multi-tasking skincare and my newest skincare member promises to do just that as it takes only 5 minutes to work its magic. 

The Rose Gold Edit • Accessories

23 June 2016

Rose gold accessories 
Anyone who knows me, knows I have a huge rose gold obsession. I love all things rose gold and it was even the colour theme for my wedding. Now don't get me wrong, I don't walk around head to toe wearing rose gold, god no, but when it comes to having a colour love, it's best to accessorise with it, whether it be fashion or beauty. With this in mind I thought why not share a few of my favourites rose gold accessories with you, inspired by getting ready for a day out and posting some IG shots and thinking "don't they look pretty". I also have a very exciting giveaway to tell you about if you keep reading which was also an accessory inspiration behind this post ... 

Star Products of the Month • May

20 June 2016

Makeup Favourites 
We are now well into June, anyone know how that happened?! My how this year is flying. My birthday month of May held a lot of make-up stars as I had quite the social calendar so found myself reaching for some star products that made the task in hand of 'making-up' a lot easier. There is a real mix of old and new here  as I am sure I have talked about a few of these items before but nonetheless, I am loving them all.

SÖND • Anti-Ageing Skincare for Sensitive Skin!

16 June 2016

Sönd skincare 
Skincare has been a huge part of my life for so many years as it is where my beauty career began and still to this day, I have the same passion for it now as I did back then. You may have guessed this if you are a regular to my blog or Instagram. I was contacted a few months back by a lovely new company to the scene, SÖND skincare, to see if I would like to try their brand. Being someone who loves to try new brands, this excited me very much. SÖND  is totally new to me so I had no influence in knowing anything about it, which intrigued me even more in getting to see how it performed and what their whole philosophy was about. 

Mintycoco • Oil Pulling, Teeth Whitening

7 June 2016

Mintycoco teeth whitening, oil pulling
You may have read a recent post of mine where I featured many different beauty uses for coconut oil here and one use that many of you picked up on that you had not tried before was Oil Pulling. Now Oil pulling is a process of swishing coconut oil around in your mouth for about 5-15 minutes to help whiten your teeth by getting rid of stains and helping to reduce bacteria levels in your mouth, resulting in a fresher breath and healthier gums. This is an age old tradition that originated in India some 1000's of years ago as this was their method of dental hygiene. It has only come over to us in the past year or so and I for one think it is one of the best and most simplest of methods for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. 

Too Faced • Ft Better Than Sex Mascara Waterproof

2 June 2016

GlossyBox France: Too Faced Collaboration
Last month I was presented with this incredible GlossyBoxFrance Box which was a special collaboration with TooFaced and to say that I was excited by this is an understatement. Upon opening up this limited edition box I was amazed to find a stunning collection of Too Faced products including a full sized Chocolate Bar Palette and the new highly coveted Better than Sex Mascara in the NEW Waterproof version. As someone who loves gorgeous packaging, just look at the box it all came in .... for me its all about those details.

Benefit • Dew the Hoola Liquid Bronzer

26 May 2016

Benefit Dew The Hoola, Hoola Bronzer
A new product launch from Benefit Cosmetics sparked a lot of interest when I posted a pic of it on my Instagram recently with many of you wanting to know how it faired and whether it was a worthwhile purchase? I was kindly sent this small luxury sized sample size of the product in a recent GlossyBoxFrance which I was so happy to receive because I too had seen this new launch pop up everywhere on social media. So I have listened, tested and have lots to tell you about this highly spoken about product, Benefit Dew the Hoola - such a great name!