Wednesday 29 August 2012

Impulse Sweet Smile With Alesha Dixon

Britain’s Got Talent star Alesha Dixon has been revealed as the face (and smile) of the new Impulse fragrance.

 Sweet Smile features exotic, fruity top notes of pear, mandarin and plum, followed by middle notes of jasmine, muguet and osmanthus. Lingering base notes of sandalwood, cedarwood and amber provide a lasting tone to the fragrance for all-day freshness. 

 In Alesha’s own words;

I’ve been a fan of Impulse for years, so I was flattered when they approached me to be the face of the latest fragrance, Sweet Smile. I really enjoyed taking part in the shoot and can’t wait to stock up on the scent once it hits the shelves. It’s perfect for a quick fragrance boost when I’m on-the-go during the day and is guaranteed to always put a smile on my face.
 Impulse Sweet Smile is available exclusively in Superdrug stores from today for 98p!

Tuesday 28 August 2012

I've Gone Potty For Plum! Clarins A/W Collection

What did you do this bank holiday weekend lovelies?

I spent it playing around with some of the gorgeous new products from the  Clarins Autumn/Winter collection.

 Featuring wholesome, earthy, autumnal tones (which I love) the Limited Edition Collection is another stunning range from one of my favourite brands.

Because I love and tust Clarins and for those reason alone, I decided to bite the bullet and go against eveything I've ever believed in (beauty wise at least)

 I decided to try out their new coloured Instant Definition Mascara in Intense Plum  (£20)

Whaaaaaatt?? Purple mascara?
Yes indeed you may laugh.

While I undenyably loved the rich, autumnal plum shade, I was somewhat concerned about actually using it myself.

It turns out that  I needent have been so worried.

Suitable for even sensitive eyes, the formula brushes on easily and builds well without clumping. 

The Intense Plum wasn’t actually all that intense (phew!)
 The mascara left me with lashes that looked 
gorgeous and I’m convinced, brought out the green of my eyes!
Result! Never again will I shy away from coloured mascaras! (Unless they're blue....)

I decided to compliment my new, Plum lashes with a pretty lavender/aubergine shadow.

L-R Aubergine, Lavender Tea, Sparkle White
Say hello to Clarins Ombre Minerale Eye Shadows in Sparkle White, Lavender Tea and Aubergine (£16 each).
Sparkle White

These gorgeous, highly pigmented mineral powders offer a long lasting look with a super soft texture.
They can be applied wet or dry and leave you with a gorgeous, satiny finish.

Lavender Tea

The colours are easy to build depending on the look you are going for and compliment each other perfectly.


 I even used some of the Sparkle White shadow to hi-light my brow and cheek bones.

The shadows are available in 16 shades, so there is something for everyone, though Aubergine and Lavender Tea are certainly my favourite!

What do you think? Would you try a coloured mascara?

Be a natural beauty with pointers from the net’s beauty experts
Tropicana are working with Stylist to create a Beauty Bible with your best beauty hints and tips, and guess who is one of the featured ‘experts’? 

You can read the full article HERE.


Friday 24 August 2012

Lady Gaga Fame Eau De Parfum

After all the waiting it’s Finally here!

Lady Gaga has launched her debut fragrance Fame, her first fragrance from Haus Laboratories.

As has been widely reported, Lady Gaga Fame is the first ever black Eau de Parfum that sprays clear and becomes invisible when airborne.

Lady Gaga Fame is built around 3 main accords; dark, sensual; and light. 

The dark accord was inspired by Belladonna, the deadly nightshade. 

From the darkness the fragrance evolves to a sensual accord of opulence, a fusion of dripping honey, saffron & apricot nectar. 

Lastly, the light accord whispers magnificence with crushed Tiger Orchid & Jasmine Sambac.

I’ve been waiting what feels a lifetime to try this fragrance out and you know what, It wasn’t at all what I expected.

I expected a heady, dominating fragrance, yet despite the gothic packaging and bottle, the fragrance is actually surprising sweet and light.

The accords work together perfectly to create a pretty, floral, yet fruity fragrance.

In the words of the lady herself;
 Enjoy the first ever fragrance from Haus Laboratotries. Fame, a beautiful prospect with a dark heart. X GAGA

Lady Gaga Fame is available now. 30ml RRP £25, 50ml RRP £32, 100ml RRP £55.
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