Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Tom Ford White Patchouli

Tom Ford White Patchouli
Eau De Farfum

My perfume has run out. And with christmas and my birthday being so far away I decided to go fragrance shopping. It's tragic really, as I consider flowers and perfume to be the two things that I shouldn't have to buy for myself. Luckily for me, I do sometimes get flowers, so I decided to do the unthinkable and buy myself a very early birthday present.

Fragrance shopping is fun and interesting, but can also be really confusing if you don't know what you want. By the end of the first day, all of the scents I had sprayed on every exposed part of my body had merged into one, and I couldn't remember which one I'd actually liked!

I'm normally a classic Chanel girl, so deviating from my OCD shopping behaviour was surprisingly refreshing when I came across Tom FordWhite Patchouli is my favourite. It's a modern fragrance surrounded by woody notes, which gives it a retro and sophisticated interpretation of bohemian chic. It contains Patchouli, Bergamot, White Peony, accented with spicy CorianderRose, Jasmine, and Ambrette Seed. 

The bottle is amazing, and equally as classy and luxurious as Chanel in terms of design and packaging. On the first spray, it's really intense, but as this wears away, it leaves behind a beautiful and subtle scent which kind of reminds me of some of the early Calvin Klein fragrances. I love it!

Go save yourself the hassle of going to the beauty counters and buy online!

Available from Chemist Direct, £84.45, 100ml

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Hydra Beauty Gel Yeux

Hydra Beauty Gel Yeux 
Hydration Protection Radiance Eye Gel

Beauty Sleep. It's probably one of the most simple and effective beauty secrets known to women for generations. However, the reality of getting a full 8 hours per night is a rather ambitious fantasy. Almost a dream! 

From an early age, we are told to look after the delicate area around the eyes to prevent the first signs of ageing. So, if your eyes are the gateway to your soul, what does the exterior say about you and your lifestyle? Puffiness, redness, fine lines and dark circles can also tell a thousand stories; never a good look, no matter how much fun you've been having! 

Beauty sleep in a bottle!

I have discovered the most amazing product that erases all signs of fatigue - Chanel Hydra Beauty Gel Yeux. 

I was interested in this product, because it claimed to perfectly hydrate the eye area (for 8 hours), smooth away dehydration lines, diminish dark circles, and reduce puffiness. 

This powerful little bottle contains an odourless  fresh gel which instantly melts into the skin giving a cooling effect which not only eliminates puffiness, but also restores radiance. The gel contains a combination of active ingredients - Camellia Alba PFA, which restores moisture balance to the eye contour for perfectly soft and smooth skin. Blue Ginger PFA protects the integrity of the eye contour from free radicals which cause signs of premature skin ageing.  

After the first application I noticed an immediate difference. I have sensitive skin around my eyes so its really great that the gel is also fragrance free, and also oil free so great to apply makeup on top. An additional bonus is that after using it for a month, I have not needed to use as much concealer anymore as my fine lines and dark circles have really disappeared.

Apply morning and night by gently patting with the fingertips and blend with circular movements.  Believe me, your eyes will be sparkling in no time!

Hydra Beauty Gel Yeux 15ml £40.00, Available from Chanel, and all UK Department stores. 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Nuts about this...

Macadamia Moisturising Rinse

As much as I love the summer, exposure to the sun has really dried out my hair.  It has seriously been driving me nuts! ;)

I have heard some really great things about Macadamia products, so was super excited when this I bought this Moisturising Rinse Conditioner, which contains UV protection for hair... I didn't even know UV hair protection existed until now!

Described as the the next generation of revolutionary haircare products since Moroccanoil, the conditioner contains Macadamia oil, known for it's nutritional value and health promoting benefits as well as Argan seed oils to revitalise, heal and nourish 'problem hair' from root to tip. The benefits of the oils are that they are similar to the composition of the hair's natural sebum, allowing the oils to infuse with the scalp for extraordinarily fast absorption, restoring health, shine and shielding hair from heat damage through its natural heat protection. The conditioner is also Sulphate and Paraben free so it contains ingredients that wont cause further damage to the hair.  

Since using the conditioner, my hair is noticeably softer, looks thicker, and has grown faster too, which is always a bonus. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to achieve thick, bouncy, and shiny hair. Also, the UV protection is a must have summer product.

*Please note that 'Problem' hair is dry, coloured, heat damaged, untamed, frizzy, dull and lifeless hair