Monday, 17 November 2014

DKNY Women Sparkling Fall

Women Sparkling Fall is a glitzy new fragrance from DKNY and is perfect for this party season!

This fresh, zesty fragrance seems to capture, for me at least, what ‘sparkles’ might smell like, indeed it has been inspired by the sequins and sparkle of a celebration.

The packaging tells you everything you need to know about this perfume, with the box featuring hundreds of shiny, purple sequins.

The tall, rectangular bottle is a tribute to the NYC skyline and despite its masculine lines, retains its femininity with its purple tinted fragrance inside.

Its definitely more of an evening fragrance, but I reckon you could get away with wearing it as a day one during winter thanks to its perfect blend of fruity yet also intense notes.

Grapefruit, Blackcurrent and Plum give the fragrance a young, sweet and fresh element while rose and pink pepper balance this, adding a modern twist.

Background notes of tonka beans, benzoin and Patchouli underpin the entire fragrance, offering a mysterious and seductive scent.

Somehow it manages to be both powerful, and subtle, a really lovely fragrance.

DKNY Women Sparkling Fall is available now exclusively from Boots stores and costs £41 for 100ml.

L'Occitane Immortelle Precious Skincare Collection

I love a L’Occitane Christmas Gift and this year my favourite is their Immortelle Precious Skincare Collection. 

I’m a big fan of the Immortelle Precious cream which targets the signs of ageing while nourishing your skin (You can read my full review of this HERE) so it just made sense to try the rest of the range.

In this set you’ll find;
Immortelle Precious Cream, 50ml
Immortelle Precious Cleansing Foam, 150ml
Immortelle Precious Eye Balm, 15ml
Immortelle Essential Water, 30ml

 You’ve got your entire cleansing routine sorted in this set.

Firstly, cleanse your skin with the gentle, fluffy, soft cleansing foam enriched with organic immortelle floral water before treating  and toning your skin with the alcohol free Essential Water.

Pamper your eye area with the Precious Eye Balm and let the organic Immortelle, Ivy and ruscus extracts help to boost collagen production and fill deep lines and wrinkles.

Finally, nourish your skin with the luxurious Precious Cream and take a step closer to younger, softer, more beautiful skin.

Good eh? Well that’s not all. If you were to buy all these items separately it would cost you £98, but to buy this gift set will set you back only £72.

This is SUCH a bargain, the Precious Cream costs £45 just by itself!

The Immortelle Precious Skincare Collection is available from L’Occitane now along with all of their other fabulous gift collections.

Givenchy Hydra Sparkling One Minute Glow Powder

Stylist Magazine awarded this product ‘Best Luxury Facial Exfoliator’ at their glitzy skincare awards ceremony earlier this month, so obviously I had to try it!

 Givenchy Hydra Sparkling One Minute Glow Powder is an exfoliating cleanser powder. I’ve only ever used one other cleansing powder before but I found it quite rough on my skin, so I was looking forward to seeing what this one had to offer.

Packaged in a beautiful blue bottle, the powder itself feels soft and fine, like talc.

To use, simply tip a small amount into the palm of your hand- a top tip is to ensure your hand is already slightly damp before depositing the powder.

Add a few drops of water if needed and gently rub the powder, which transform into a light, soft foam.

The foam felt lovely on my skin and despite earlier reservations, the powder was gentle yet effective and not at all abrasive or harsh.

It has a lovely powdery, delicate fragrance and gently exfoliated and cleansed my skin, leaving it feeling beautifully soft and fresh.

So Yes, I see what all the fuss is about and this exfoliator is gentle enough to use daily. 


You can get your hands on Givenchy’s award winning Hydra Sparkling One Minute Glow Powder now for £29.50.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Hotel Chocolat Christmas & Giveaway

Hotel Chocolat has got Christmas all wrapped up this year.

For all those chocolate lovers out there, you need look no further than Hotel Chocolat who have something for every type of choccie lover to suit a wide range of budgets.

They literally have everything covered, from Chocolate Christmas Baubles (£7) to Chocolate Christmas Crackers (The rather large cracker, £36).

 Chocolate Wreaths (Large £20) to Tiddly Chocolate Reindeer (£5.50).

They have Gingerbread men (£7), Portly Penguins (£7) and alternative Mince Pies (£7).

Of course, they also have some gorgeously delicious and deluxe selection boxes and naturally, everyone’s favourite, the chocolate Advent Calendar.

I ADORE The Christmas Goodie bag. Reasonably priced at £18 it features a cookie wreath, coconut snowball truffles, caramel stars and fruity Christmas  Eton mess.

Each item within the bag is Christmas themed and if I may say so, absolutely delicious!  

(The contents of the bag weren’t around for long and no, I didn’t share!)

I’m now itching for December 1st so I can delve into my scrummy Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar (£12.50).

Available in Creamy White, Milk Chocolate or 70% Dark, behind each door you’ll find a cute little crimbo themed shape piece of yummy chocolate. 

What better way to start the day!

If you’re feeling generous and want to share some of the advent love, you could get one of their Advent To Share calendars (£26).

Behind each of these windows you’ll find 2 chocolates, one for you one for your other half, which I think is a really nice idea which I’ve not seen anywhere else.

If i’m honest, I kind of want everything. I can put it all on my Christmas list, right?

If you’re craving some of this festive yumminess look no further, as the generous guys at Hotel Chocolat have given me a Christmas Goodie Bag to give away to one of you lucky readers!

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