Sunday, 30 August 2015

Boss Woman Limited Edition Runway Editions

As a brand, Hugo Boss is now known as much for its fragrances as its fashion and its latest launch seamlessly combines the two!

This month, just in time for fashion week, the brand have launched the simply stunning Boss Woman Runway Editions 2015, a trilogy of three of their most beautiful scents transformed by three statement fashion sketches!

Etched beautifully onto each fragrance and adorning their boxes you’ll find a day dress, a tuxedo and an evening gown, inspired by Boss Womenswear Artistic Director Jason Wu’s debut collection.

Each sketch reflects the scent within and looks pretty damn cool I must say!

First you have Boss Jour, the lightest of the three fragrances which features an elegant, ivory silk dress. This scent is perfect for the daytime thanks to its light, vibrant citrus notes and white flowers.

Next you have Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme (my personal fave) which features a sleek, black, tailored tuxedo. This scent is fruiter than Boss Jour which I love and combines the freshness of cactus blossom with refined blooms. I’d describe it as a fresh, playful scent and rather like this particular illustration too.

Finally there’s Boss Nuit, unsurprisingly the deepest scent of the three. This one features an embroidered evening gown and indeed this scent would be perfect for an evening out. This fragrance is a deep, heady blend of Violet, Jasmine, Warm Woods and Sandalwood which together create a sophisticated and beautiful scent.

If like me you’re a big fan of Boss fragrances then this beautiful trio should be on your ‘need’ list!

Lets face it, they’re super gorgeous and even when you’ve used up the fragrance the bottles are simply too stunning to just bin but would look fab on your dressing table to just admire!

The Limited Edition Boss Woman Runway Editions are available now and each cost £50 for 50ml.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Macadamia Professional Hair

Two products that I’m currently using and credit for making my hair lovely and soft, shiny and smelling out of this world are from a brand called Macadamia Professional.

If you’ve not heard of them before, Macadamia Professional™ products contain something that they call a ‘Pro Oil Complex’ which is basically a blend of Macadamia and Argan oils, rich in Omega 7, 5, 3 and 9 fatty acids.

To give you a bit more info on these ingredients, Macadamia Oil contains the highest amount of Omega 7 than any other nut oil. Omega 7 most closely resembles human hair sebum and thus mimics scalp’s natural oil production to provide nourishment and moisturization with exceptional absorption and penetration from the inside out. 

Omega 7 is exceptionally lightweight and non-greasy with no buildup, which makes it ideal for all hair textures, from the finest to the coarsest hair. Argan Oil is a rich oil filled with Omega 9, antioxidants and Vitamin E, which improves hair strength, renews damage and restores shine and softness to dry, brittle hair while reducing frizz and fly-aways.

Essentially, their line of hard working products work in a similar way to makeup that has skincare benefits; they help you to look beautiful while looking after your hair.

Two of their products that I LOVE are their Anti Humidify Finishing Spray (£18.95) and their  Flex Hold Shaping Hairspray (£18.25).

Designed to be used on a finished style, their Anti-Humidify Finishing Spray contains a water resistant film-forming barrier that protects the hair from weather and humidity while the hair loving Macadamia Oil, Argan Oil and Vitamin E help to keep your hair feeling soft and nourished all day long.

Spritzed liberally over your dry hair it helps to lock in your style and lock out the elements! Oh, and it smells DIVINE! It reminds me of a gorgeously soft, fruity sun cream that smells like summer!

The Flex Hold Shaping Hairspray has got to be one of the best hairsprays I’ve ever used, thanks in part to its incredible scent. It reminds me of coconuts and even my husband asked me if I was wearing a new fragrance as apparently I smelt really nice!

This hairspray is designed to be workable, brushable and touchable as you style and finish your hair. It tames flyaway hairs and offers a gorgeous shine without that crispy, crunchy feeling so often associated with hairsprays.

It also doesn’t have that horrid, chemical smell that catches in the back of your throat and leaves you needing to hold your breath when you spray!

I love using these products and love that they are not just helping to keep my hair looking great, but they are also helping to keep it looking and feeling healthy from the inside out.

How many haircare products can you say do that for you?

You can take a look at the full range of products from Macadamia Professional on their website now.

ARI By Ariana Grande

These days it seems that no self respecting celeb can possibly go without launching their own fragrance and Ariana Grande is the latest star to add this beauty item to their portfolio!

Launching in September, ARI is the debut, personally crafted scent from the popstar.

 “I  love  fragrance,  it  is  something  I have been  obsessed  with  all  my  life.  As  a  fragrance  debut  of  my  very own,  I  really  wanted  it  to  be  personal,  that’s  why  I  named  it  ARI.  I love everything about it.  It is so fun and true to me.  The scent is sweet, yet sexy, with some surprises underneath. ”

Captured within a pretty, pink gem like bottle the fragrance features top notes of Crispy Pear, Pink Grapefruit and Juicy Raspberry before melting into heart notes of Soft Muguet, Rose Buds and Vanilla Orchid. The drydown then features  Marshmallow, Creamy Musk and Blonde Woods.

I’ve not personally tried the scent yet but I picture it to be quite sweet and heady!

Ariana Grande’s ARI EDP will be available from September and will cost £31 for 50ml.
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