Tuesday 22 January 2019

Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil

I love a facial oil. 

Super nourishing and hydrating they are the perfect addition to your skincare regime for when the winter months creep in, the weather gets colder, the central heating clicks in and it all wreaks havoc with your skin.

A particular favourite of mine is the Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil (£39).

Suitable for all skin types but particularly those who suffer with dry or dehydrated skin this lightweight facial oil complex features a blend of nine essential oils and plant extracts to help promote your skins elasticity, strength and radiance.

Super hydrating and nourishing the treatment works to condition and reconstruct your skin to enhance its resilience and protect from environmental damage.

The oil itself possesses the most beautiful aromatic scent. Rich and decadent its aroma swirls, capturing your senses and relaxing your mind.

Palma rose, orange, mint, vanilla, geranium, chamomile, lemon, rose and lavender replenish moisture and re-balance your skin while Omega 3 helps restructure the skin and promote elasticity.

Camelina oil offers powerful antioxidant properties to protect the skin from environmental aggressors and Moringa seed (the ingredient at the heart of Emma’s range) which is a source of skin essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidant rich phytonutrients helps to rehabilitate dull, tired looking skin. 

Designed to be used under a moisturiser on freshly cleansed skin, apply a few drops and smooth over your face with your fingertips, gently massaging it into your skin.

The gorgeous scent lingers on even after the oil has been absorbed and you can instantly feel how soft and moisturised it has left your skin.

I suffer with oily skin so I only tend to use a small amount of oil but you can up the drops depending on how dry your skin is.

I particularly like to treat myself to this oil at night-time, where I allow my skin to drink in all the goodness and recharge its batteries!

It is particularly good at soothing and repairing dry chapped skin which I suffer with around my nose from where I’m constantly blowing it thanks to kids and their winter colds which they kindly share with me!

Emma Hardie’s Brilliance Facial Oil is available now and it costs £39 for 30ml.

Monday 14 January 2019

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Passiflora

Passiflora is the latest addition to Guerlain’s exquisite Aqua Allegoria collection of fragrances which were created way back in 1999.

This sparkling new scent offers a hint of invigorating freshness to the everyday with its beautiful blend of passion fruit and ylang ylang.

Like its predecessors, Passiflora’s charm lies in reinventing naturally compatible accords with a joyful spontaneity, flower blending with fruit and fruit with skin in a delicious wave of fresh fragrance, tender shades and cheerful moods.

 As is the case with each of the 10 scents within the Aqua Allegoria collection, Bergamot is the key note that is present in all and gives the fragrance the intense freshness that Aqua Allegoria have become known for.

The bottle itself mirrors the rest of the collection with the exception of the colour of the nectar within; Passiflora offers a soft pinky-peach hue.

The soft curves of the bottle contrast with the beautiful gold honeycomb detailing around the top and a bee sits delicately engraved within the gold cap as a tribute to the famous Bee bottle.

The fragrance within is absolutely stunning!

Feel yourself being transported to a tropical lagoon with this refreshing and complex fruity-citrus scent.

Top notes of tangy passion fruit and zesty lemon are combined with splashes of bergamot to create an exhilarating and light opening experience.

Heart notes of juicy mandarin juice, grapefruit and aquatic note blend together offering a beautiful freshness before base notes of sensual and smooth ylang ylang and orange blossom round off the unique and captivating scent to perfection.

The combination of the various notes results in a fresh, fruity, fizzy fragrance that bursts with zest and its cool, refreshing tone is just to die for.

I’ve not come across such a light yet exhilarating fragrance before and I am completely and utterly under its divine spell.

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Passiflora is available now and costs £52.

Tuesday 8 January 2019

Kiehl's Buttermilk For Lips Overnight Lip Treatment

There’s no denying that as winter starts to take hold you may find that you need to adapt and up your skincare game.

Dealing with bitterly cold days and warm, drying central heating can take its toll on your skin, particularly your lips.

Dry, sore, chapped lips are the bane of my life in winter but I think I’ve finally found a hero product to perfect, protect and leave my lips feeling and looking healthy, soft and nourished 24/7.

This intensively hydrating lip mask helps to instantly rehydrate and refresh dry lips overnight.

Infused with fair trade coconut oil and wild mango butter this decadently rich balm deeply nourishes your lips, reinforcing your lips natural moisture barrier to visibly refresh and soften your lips overnight.

This thick, creamy balm possesses the most delicate yet decadent aroma of sweet cocoa butter and smells good enough to eat!

Created as an overnight mask you are to apply a generous layer at bedtime but it can also be used throughout the day as a regular balm.

Non greasy, non-sticky and not at all slippery it is a beautiful product.

It stays put on your lips precisely where you put it and its longevity is impressive, even throughout the day when you’re eating and drinking.

Unlike many other balms that can wear off fairly quickly, you can feel the Buttermilk for Lips imparting constant moisture for ages after applying it.

I realise that this shouldn’t be a consideration when purchasing a lip balm, but I should also point out that it tastes delicious too!

Now, at £22 a pot this is an expensive product BUT it really is a great investment piece for when your lips really need some serious TLC and nothing else is cutting it.

I’ve tried and owned a LOT of lip balms and I can hand on heart say that thus far, nothing even comes close to comparing to this treatment.

Decadent, delicious, rich and wonderful, Kiehl’s Buttermilk for lips overnight lip treatment is a must have beauty staple. 

Grab yours now from Kiehl’s.
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