Wednesday 31 October 2018

Lancôme La Nuit Trésor

La Nuit Trésor by Lancôme could well have just jumped to the top of my all-time favourite fragrances list. 

Described as a gourmand woody floriental, this fragrance is complex, captivating and ultimately, utterly bewitching.

Named after the French word for "treasure", Trésor by Lancôme has been created as a declaration of love and represents flourishing emotions.

Captivating and stunning it’s impossible to speak about the scent without first addressing its exquisite bottle.

La Nuit Trésor’s bottle is shaped like a black diamond; mysterious and precious whose neck has been adorned with a black rose choker.

The hard, multi-faceted heavy glass diamond bottle contrasts with the silky softness of the rose choker, much like the fragrance within is a beautiful contrast of light and dark, softness yet power and floral yet fruity.

The scent opens with bursts of juicy raspberry, sweet lychee and bergamot before heart notes of  aromatic frankincense and Damascena rose create a softer yet enticing and deeper warmth.

Base note of Patchouli, Papyrus and Vanilla Tahitensis complete the mystery, resulting in an enchanting and seductive fragrance.

Deep, alluring and dare I say sexy, it is a truly beautiful scent that much like a diamond captures and reflects the light leaving a dazzling sparkle, manages to capture and reflect its multi-layered notes of fruit, floral and woody to perfection. 

Lancôme La Nuit Trésor is available now and costs £52 for 30ml.

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Neom Boost your Energy Nourish, Breathe and Energise Hand Balm from Showcase Beauty

One of the things I struggle with most as a busy mum with two small children is finding enough ‘me’ time.

Time to just be. Exist. Relax. Recharge.

 It’s no exaggeration to say that until both of my children are safely tucked up in bed at night I barely get so much as a moment to myself (I can’t even wee alone these days!) so the chance of finding any ‘me’ time to practice wellbeing is practically impossible.

That’s why I think it’s so important that when you can find the time, you should indulge in some much needed ‘me’ time. Time alone, to do the things that make you happy, that make you smile, that are just for you.

Weather its having a long hot soak in a bath, snuggling down to watch your favourite boxset, cooking yourself your favourite meal (or ordering a take-out!) or even pampering yourself with some lovely skincare goodies, it’s important to find time for you.

A brand I always turn to when in need of a pamper or some time to re-center and re-charge Neom.

Neom is a brand which holds wellbeing at its heart and features an impressive collection of products that have been created to either relieve stress, calm and relax, aid sleep, boost your energy or lift your mood. 

Made in Britain with 100% natural fragrances their products contain only natural and organic ingredients, no petrochemical paraffin or mineral wax, no artificial perfume and no harsh preservatives.

This shea and cocoa butter rich balm is infused with a potent blend of essential oils designed to lift and rejuvenate the body and mind.

Grapefruit, Rosemary, Lemon plus 14 other expertly crafted essential oils refresh, revive and invigorate a tired mind while skin conditioning shea and cocoa butter work to soften, hydrate and nourish dry hands.

Quickly absorbed and non- greasy this gorgeous balm is ideal for busy mums like me as it can be used throughout the day for a quick, easy pick-me-up and offers a little piece of wellbeing and tranquillity in an otherwise manic day!

To get the most out of this balm, warm a pea-sized amount between your hands before massaging into your skin. 

Then, cup your hands over your nose and mouth and breathe in through your nose for 7 seconds and out through your mouth slowly for 11 seconds. 

Allow the essential oils to work their magic and come away with more just beautifully soft hands, but with a clearer, invigorated mind too.

I discovered this Neom Boost your Energy Nourish, Breathe and Energise Hand Balm from Showcase Beauty.

Showcase Beauty is the home of independent beauty brands and has a range of makeup, skincare, bodycare & fragrance to suit a variety of different needs including vegan, organic, cruelty-free, allergen-free, organic, pro-age, plant-based, k-beauty and many more.

You can treat yourself to your own moment of wellbeing by purchasing the Neom Boost your Energy Nourish, Breathe and Energise Hand Balm from Showcase Beauty and as a little treat enter my code sarah10 to save yourself 10% off too!

You’re welcome and enjoy!


Sunday 28 October 2018

L'Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar

 One of my most beloved brands beauty Advent Calendar is back for 2018 and its awesome!

Fans of L’Occitane can once again delight and marvel at some of their best selling products in this exquisite Classic Beauty Advent Calendar.

Featuring a brilliant range of products across their various collections you’ll find everything from from shower gels, shampoos, soaps, eau de toilette and of course, their world famous hand creams! 

This year the calendar has been beautifully Illustrated by the fashion house Castelbajac Paris and festive images of presents, stockings, stars and Christmas trees are interspersed between pictures of the moon, a dove, hearts and many other cute pieces!

Presented like a gift and tied with an elegant gold bow the calendar opens upwards, like the lid of a hamper, ready to reveal its hidden treasures.

Its fun, festive design really gets you in the Christmas spirit and I found my fingers itching to discover what treats were inside!

This calendar does not disappoint and features many of the brands key, hero products including their rich, decadent Ultra Rich Lip Balm, their Shea Butter hand and Foot cream and my all-time favourite product, their Almond Shower Oil.

This Classic Calendar contains;

This Classic Advent Calendar contains:
35ml Shea Shower Oil
35ml Cherry Blossom Shower Gel
10ml Shea Butter Hand Cream
50g Almond Delicious Soap
25g Shea Milk Extra-Gentle Soap
35ml Repairing Shampoo
30ml Ultra Rich Body Lotion
25g Verbena Leaf Soap
30ml Ultra Rich Shower Cream
10ml Almond Delicious Hands
20ml Almond Milk Concentrate

35ml Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion
10ml Verbena Cooling Hand Gel
35ml Almond Shower Oil
10ml Shea Butter Foot Cream
5ml Precious Cream
35ml Repairing Conditioner
30ml Verbena Body Lotion
33g Revitalising Sugar Bath Cube
30ml Verbena Shower Gel
4ml Shea Ultra Rich Lip Balm
10ml Verbena Eau de Toilette
5ml Shea Light Comforting Cream
10ml Cherry Blossom Hand Cream

I’m a real sucker for mini’s and travel sized products on account of their cuteness and the products included in the calendar are perfect for keeping to take away on your holidays or for short trips when space is limited- if you can bare to wait that long to use them that is!

You may also be surprised to hear how affordably priced this lovely is too.

Featuring goodies worth £85 the calendar itself costs just £49, which compared to many others on the market is extremely reasonable.

If you love L’Occitane or know a loved one that does then this calendar would make the most wonderful early Christmas gift. 

If like me you just couldn’t possibly bear to part with something so gorgeous then it’s also the perfect gift to yourself to enjoy daily right up until Christmas.

The L’Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar is available now and costs £49.
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