Thursday, 15 March 2018

L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere L’Eau

Terre De Lumiere L’Eau is the beautiful new fragrance from L’Occitane.

Perfect for spring both in look and scent, L’Eau is the delicate new interpretation of the much loved original.

Lighter in appeal and appearance, this fragrance was created to reflect the light of dawn in Provence with a bouquet of soft, light floral notes.

Its bottle offers a nod back to the original fragrance but L’Eau features pretty, soft pink hues, reflecting the playful lightness of the nectar within.

 Perfect for the forthcoming spring months when you may be looking for a lighter, less heady fragrance it opens with top notes of spicy pink pepper, bergamot and fruity blackcurrant offer a sweet yet enticing experience before heart notes of pink peony burst onto the scene creating a stunning floral explosion.

Base notes of bitter almond essence, tonka bean and white musk envelop the senses and offer a creamy and soft warmth, complimenting the lighter notes to create a well-rounded and delightful fragrance.

Sophisticated yet light-hearted and undeniably feminine, it offers a delicate freshness which for someone like me who isn’t a big fan of florals, actually stops the floral elements from being too overpowering.

On a more superficial level it really is a gorgeous bottle too, one that really brightens up both your dressing table and your day.

L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere L’Eau is available now and costs £49 for 50ml.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

theBalm Mary-Dew & Bonnie-Dew Manizer Liquid Highlighters

theBalm have only gone and turned one of my favourite compact highlighter powders into a stunning, creamy liquid highlighter!

Available in two shades Mary-Dew Manizer (which is perfect for lighter, paler skin tones) &  Bonnie-Dew Manizer (gorgeous at complimenting warmer, darker tones) this duo are a welcome addition to theBalm’s family and are their first liquid highlighters.

Packaged ibn the same cute, retro packaging that we’ve come to know and love from the brand, each highlighter is housed within a chic, sleek tube with an applicator wand resembling that of a lip gloss.

Immediately I love this choice of packaging as it allows for precise application and makes applying the product to smaller areas such as your cupids bow and brow bones easier than if using a wider, larger applicator.

Its clear to see that at the moment, in the depths of winter when I have not so much as a sniff of a tan that Bonnie-Dew is far too dark for my skin tone, where-as Mary-Dew is perfect. 

Mary-Lou is actually my go-to compact highlighter of choice at the moment so im thrilled to have the option of it in liquid form too.

Anyway- the texture of both shades is gorgeously light yet rich, highly pigmented and super soft to apply.

It glides onto the skin like silk and leaves an exquisite shimmer and illumination in its wake.

It is definitely a more powerful and bold looking highlighter than its powder counterparts and allows you to create a more dramatic look easily.

The fact it is a liquid allows for more versatility in terms of it use too; unlike a powder you could add a few drops to your moisturiser or primer to create a base look with an illuminating glow to give you a dewey over-all finish. 


Monday, 12 March 2018

Living Proof Healthy Hair Dry Shampoo

I’ve gotta be honest, I’ve NEVER been a big fan of dry shampoos. 

I LOVE having clean hair, and while I am not a fan of how long it takes to wash, condition, prep, dry then style my super long and thick hair, I just adore the way it looks and feels afterwards.

That said, since becoming a mum it’s even harder to find the time to pamper my locks and I regularly have go several days between washes.

I’ve never liked dry shampoos for several reasons, the first one being I’ve not found them to be very effective at the job they’re meant to do and secondly they make my hair feel rank.

It can’t just be me that thinks this, but I deteste the way most dry shampoos leave my hair feeling even grimier than it was before!

I’m not a fan of dull, lank and dreary hair when the product is supposed to offer a style pick up!

That was however until I came across Living Proof’s Healthy Hair Dry Shampoo.

This bad boy cleans way beyond ordinary dry shampoos and is powered by Living Proof’s triple action technology and patented Healthy Hair Molecule.

This genius product works in several fab ways;

It absorbs and removes oil sweat and odour leaving your hair looking, feeling and smelling clean
Thanks to the fact it leaves virtually no visible residue or powdery build up it is suitable for all hair colours.

It has a clever time-released fragrance which delivers a delicate, clean scent throughout the day.

You use the product in the same way you would any other dry shampoo; hold the canister 6-10 inches away from your hair, applying section by section in a sweeping motion to dirty or greasy looking areas.

Wait 30 seconds for the powder to work its magic, activate and cleanse then remove the excess by massaging your hair with your fingers or by brushing it.

UNLIKE other dry shampoos however, this one actually works. Really, really well.

Within a matter of minutes any greasiness has disappeared, volume has been restored and they are quite right- there is not a trace of any give-away white powder.

Yes, my hair feels slightly coarser when the shampoo is in it, but it also creates a thicker, more volumised look as a by-product which is much appreciated!

It smells lush too- think botanical and not at all chemical.

The only downside to this shampoo is the price tag and at £23 a bottle it is pricey.

However, if you really do rely on dry shampoo to get you out of a fix as opposed to using a tonne of it daily then it is well worth the investment.

Living Proof Healthy Hair Dry Shampoo is available now and costs £23.
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