Wednesday 30 December 2020

Coach Dreams

 Coach Dreams is the exquisite new fragrance from iconic brand Coach.

A refreshing, fruity-floral, Coach Dreams has been created for women with playful energy that both sparkles and inspires.

 Vivacious, bright and luminous it effortlessly creates a modern experience grounded in a vintage feel thanks to the combination of elegant notes and chic vessel.



The graceful, vintage feel comes in part from the beautiful bottle.

Reminiscent of vintage apothecary bottles and inspired by treasures found along the way, the transparent glass has been finished with a silver spray cap shaped like a beautiful Tea Rose.

The jewellery-esq floral cap is surprising as it isn’t actually a lid, it serves a purpose as well as looking charming.



To release the dreamy scent inside, simply push down gently on the flower and experience the fragrance in all its radiant joy.

Wrapped around its neck you’ll find a ring of soft, pastel pink leather, a nod to Coach’s rich history of leather craftsmanship.

The label is chic and uncomplicated, presenting you with the name of the fragrance in a dazzling silver and features their iconic Horse and Carriage.



The box is stunning too, covered in eye-catching pink glitter which twinkles in the light, evoking the magic of dreams.

It is presented in a feminine, playful and supremely elegant manner which hints at the fragrance you’ll find captured within.



Inspired by a sunny road trip through the American West full of possibilities, it contains a joyful blend of fresh fruit and long lasting, woody notes. 

  Upon releasing the muted pink juice, you’ll find top notes of bitter orange and sweet, juicy pear before heart notes of gardenia and cactus flower take bloom.

Base notes of sensual Joshua Tree and rich Ambroxan then wrap the scent in an addictive, woody warmth creating a light-hearted, feminine, graceful fragrant experience.



Fresh, uncomplicated and whimsical, it is a truly stunning scent to celebrate and empower femininity.

Coach Dreams is available now and costs £48.50 for 60ml at The Fragrance Shop.


Tuesday 29 December 2020

Bobbi Brown December Top Picks

 This month I’m looking at some seriously hard working hero products from Bobbi Brown that can help to restore vitality and health to your skin during these dark, cold, winter months.

Your skin often requires a little extra T.L.C in winter as cold weather and central heating wreak havoc on your previously radiant summer skin, but fear not as I have a trio of products that will keep you looking and feeling gorgeous all winter long.



First up is the Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Serum (£69).

 There’s never a better time to consider the introduction of a serum to your skincare routine than now.

This luxurious, milky serum deeply comforts your skin helping it to feel firm and nourished all day long.



Suitable for all skin types but aimed specifically at normal to dry, this serum is a god send for year round dehydrated, dull skin and is particularly comforting in winter.

Formulated with wheat bran, meadowfoam seed oil and olive extract, the complex helps to strengthen your skin's natural barrier to protect against damage, while improving its ability to lock in moisture.



Enriched with Vitamin C to brighten and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles it also contains Clary Sage extract to promote a clearer, more radiant complexion.

The result is skin that looks and feel plump, firm and wonderfully hydrated and healthy.

Silky and lightweight in texture, it is designed to be used post cleansing and prior to your moisturiser for an added layer of moisture and protection.



Quickly absorbed, it leaves your skin feeling comfortable, soft and radiant.

Up next is a best-selling hero icon from the Bobbi Brown line.

Their Vitamin Enriched Face Base (£45) is a primer and moisturiser in one specifically aimed at normal to oil skin types.


 Decadently rich yet non-greasy or heavy, the luxurious balm has been formulated with shea butter and Vitamins B,C, and E to offer superior hydration and pampering.

Vitamin C brightens while Vitamin E offers long lasting nourishinment.



The balm is enriched with a divine, uplifting scent of geranium and grapefruit for a little sensory lift.

Designed to be used as the final step prior to makeup application it glides acros your skin, melting in to leave no trace and leaves your skin feeling wonderfully soft and hydrated.



Great for balancing and normalizing oily t-zones, it creates the perfect base for long lasting make up application.

Finally we have the Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder (£33).

Holding on to your summer glow can be tough as we head into the depths of winter but this bad boy will ensure that your skin looks radiant and bright all year round.



Unlike many bronzing powders which can look muddy and offer a flat look, this super soft, smooth pressed powder delivers a stunning, shimmering sun kissed glow.

Understated yet noticeable, it contains mica powder and micro pearls to lift and brighten your complexion while imparting a hit of natural, glowing colour.

The pearls within the sheer powder reflect light, lifting a tired complexion without any chalkiness or glitter.



The result is a natural luminosity which will have everyone questioning how your skin looks so fab.

I’m personally a big fan of the shade Antigue (pictured within this post) as it offers a light pink bronze which is perfect for my pale complexion.

I actually use this as a blush and bronzer in one as many bronzers can be way too dark for my fair skin, but Antigue creates an elegant, natural looking brightness in just the prettiest shade.



It brightens and defines my skin perfectly.

So there you have it. You needn’t kiss goodbye to gorgeous skin just because winter is upon us.

Bobbi Brown, as always, has all the answers!




Wednesday 23 December 2020

Paul & Joe Makeup Collection Gift Set

Make someone’s day this Christmas with Paul & Joe’s jolly new Makeup Collection Gift Set.

Perfect for any makeup lover, this kitsch, cute gift set features four Paul & Joe products within a fabulous limited-edition Doraemon and Dorami design.

This coffret is packed full of goodies to help you look lustrous and dazzling during the winter months.



Containing their best-selling primer to prep your face to perfection, it also includes a lustre inducing illuminator with a cute compact and a coral pink blusher.

This gorgeous quad are housed within a cuter-than-cute ditsy floral limited edition, reversible gift bag to allow you to choose a design to suit your mood.



Create a flawless base for your make up with Paul & Joe’s Moisturizing Foundation Primer S 01.

Containing SP 15, this deeply hydrating primer is presented in a special mini frosted glass bottle adorned with a gold Dorami charm.

Silky and lightweight, the primer has been infused with botanical extracts and a subtle pearlised shimmer to bring your skin to life with a luminous glow.



Feather-light in texture, it instantly hydrates, softens and smooths your complexion, creating a perfectly primed canvas for your makeup.

Featuring skincare properties of a serum, the primer offers a radiant, multi-dimensional finish that creates the illusion of skin that glows from within.

For naturally rosy cheeks indulge in the Powder Blush 001 compact.



Embossed with the design of a sweetly smiling Dorami, this silky powder promises featherlight texture and a brightening formula to breathe colour and life back into your cheeks.

Soft and finely milled, it blends like a dream so you can decide how muted or bright you want your cheeks to be, but whatever you opt for they’ll be looking simply gorgeous.

Complete your complexion transformation with the Illuminating Pressed Powder 01.



This illumining powder is a new Paul & Joe formula which contains the light-harnessing powers of lavender pearlescece to irradiate dull, tired looking skin.

It is almost translucent in colour but imparts an ethereal glow when applied to your cheek bones, brow bones or any other area you wish to highlight.



Soft and shimmery rather than sparkly, it breathes a multi-dimensional quality to your skin which brings it to life.

As with the other items in this set, it is of coursed embossed with a cute design and sits within a adorably designed compact.



Priced at £48, it is a truly gorgeous gift that is guaranteed to put a smile on any beauty lovers face.

The Paul & Joe Makeup Collection 2020 Gift Set is available now and costs £48.



Dr Organic Organic Snail Gel Gift Set

 Give the gift of beautiful skin this Christmas with Dr Organic’s Organic Snail Gel Gift Set (£25).

This elegant gift set features a chic toiletries bag and hidden within you’ll two anti-ageing skincare hero’s.

Dr Organic’s Snail collection has been formulated with as you may expect, snail gel which is a complex secretion (Helix Aspersa Muller) rich in healthy-ageing properties along with glycolic acid, collagen and elastin that snails produce to help regenerate and protect their shells and skin if they get damaged.



These elements are key to rejuvenating and protecting your skin against a host of skin aggressors while simultaneously offering anti-ageing qualities by reducing the appearance of fine lines for skin that radiates health.

The set offers a two pronged attack on ageing with the inclusion of both the Snail Gel Facial Serum and the Snail Gel Cream.



Begin your routine post cleansing with the serum.

The lightweight, silky, milky coloured serum features a blend of bioactives and natural ingredients including Olive Leaf Extract, Levan and Jujube Seed Extract.



Containing snail secretion filtrate, rose fruit oil and avocado oil, it offers a deeply nourishing, softening experience.

It possesses a wonderfully soft, refreshishing aroma which mirrors its light, featherlight texture.


Despite this lightness, it manages to effortlessly quench dry skin and leave your complexion feeling toned, soft and perfectly primed for your moisturser.

The anti-ageing Snail Gel Cream features the same elegant scent as the serum but offers superior, long-lasting hydrating to your skin.



Decadently rich to the point where you can see peaks in the cream, it is wonderfully thick and creamy but without feeling greasy or oily.

It too has been enriched with Helix Aspera Muller secretions along with beeswax and sweet almond oil to offer a beautifully nourishing cream that leaves your skin feeling soft, firm and hydrated. 



Suitable for vegetarians and aimed at anyone looking to supercharge their anti-ageing regime, it is the perfect skincare duo.

Dr Organic’s Organic Snail Gel Gift Set is available now and costs £25 which is a bargain considering the serum usually retails at £18.99 alone.


Woods of Windsor Lavender Collection

 Indulge this Christmas with the beautiful Lavender Collection from Woods of Windsor.

The origin of the Woods of Windsor luxury bath, body & homes brand comes from a small apothecary located in the shadow of Windsor as far back as 1770. 



This local apothecary served not only the townsfolk of Windsor, but also the Royal family and its distinguished visitors.

It was in 1970 at the old Woods Pharmacy, that a treasure trove of centuries-old recipes and prescription books were discovered, the formulas of which inspired the creation of a range of fragrances and bath luxuries which became the Woods of Windsor.



Refined and elegant, their Lavender collection of products is by far my favourite.

I just adore the relaxing scent of lavender which has been captured within each and every product in the line.

Treat yourself to their Lavender eau de toilette (£17.99) which has been created using only natural oils and 96% naturally derived ingredients.



Featuring their signature classic Lavender fragrance, it combines aromatic notes of patchouli, musk and chamomile for a wonderfully distinctive, beautiful scent.

Compliment your scent and adorn your bathroom with their Moisturising Hand Wash (£5) and Nourishing Hand & Nail Cream (£9.99).

 The luxurious rich, non-drying hand wash contains 90% naturally derived ingredients and offers a soft, frothy laver to leave your hands feeling soft and clean.



Follow the wash with the light, nourishing hand cream.

Rich in shea butter, vitamin E and vitamin B5 this moisturising cream is quickly absorbed leaving a veil of scent that lingers on your skin.



Wish to immerse yourself in a wonderfully relaxing bathing experience then look no further than the Moisturising Bath & Shower Gel (£8.49).

This nourishing, rich, decadent bath and shower wash contains Vitamin E to protect and pamper your skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth while filling your bathroom with its relaxing, aromatic scent.



Finally, complete your immersive experience with the Lavender Dusting Powder (£9.99).

 Presented beautiful in a compact box with a gorgeously soft body puff, this finely milled talcum powder helps to lock in moisture while leaving your skin feeling silky smooth and lightly scented.



The Woods of Windsor Lavender collection is available now from their website.


By Terry Twinkle Glow CC Highlighter

 If you’re looking to boost your natural radiance for a truly luxurious shimmer then you need By Terry’s Twinkle Glow CC Highlighter in your life.

This exquisite highlighter is so much more than just makeup.



Captured in the most dazzling compact I’ve ever seen, the lid resembles a collection of diamonds and ruby’s which shimmer and shine through a decadent gold compact.

Captivating and elegant, the compact contains its own mirror for on the go use and the highlighter has been pressed to resemble a multi-faceted jewel.



Fairy pink in colour, the highlighter has been infused with 3D pigments to offer a multi-dimensional effect.

Formulated with three super-ingredients of diamond, ruby and 24k gold, your skin is one step away from a wonderfully luxurious glow.



Dazzling diamonds purify and regenerate your complexion while Ruby helps to offer hydration while providing a dazzling radiance and 24K Gold boosts collagen production to smooth and soften fine lines while imparting an ethereal glow.

You see, diamonds really are a girls best friends, but who knew they could be in this way!



Super finely milled, the powder is beautifully silky in texture.

You’ll find no glitter or sparkle in the traditional sense here, just a soft glow that lifts your complexion while blurring imperfections.

Suitable for and flattering to all skin tones, it is a breeze to blend allowing you to create as subtle or as statement a look as you desire.



Skin is left looking radiant, healthy and luminous.

By Terry’s Twinkle Glow CC Highlighter is available now and costs £48.


OPI Shine Bright Collection

 Treat your nails to a festive makeover this Christmas with a beautifully bright and twinkling gift set from OPI’s Shine Bright holidays collection.

Their Shine Bright Collection nail lacquer trio pack is not just fabulous but a real bargain guaranteed to dazzle and delight its lucky recipient.



Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with a trio of bold and sophisticated shades each formulated in OPI’s original, superior, high quality nail lacquer.

Nestled within an exquisite presentation box you’ll find two polishes in shades Red-y For the Holidays and Let's Take an Elfie, along with a glitter nail lacquer in All A’twitter in Glitter plus a Swarovski ‘OPI’ crystal motif complete with nail glue.



Whether you love the simplicity of a chic, timeless red, a glimmer of glitter or eye catching sparkle, there is everything you need to create a stunning look.

Personally I love an elegant red at Christmas and Red-y For the Holidays is a stunning shade.



Deeply pigmented, you get superb colour pay off with just one coat of this bad boy.

Fancy mixing it up bit, simply apply a coat of All A’twitter in Glitter over the top for a radiant red that twinkles in the light.




Simply stunning.

Let’s Take an Elfie is an equally lush colour, featuring a shimmery violet-purple hue.

Deep, bewitching and captivating it too looks fab worn alone or again, with a slick of glitter over the top for colour that really pops.



For something even more special, simply apply one of the dazzling Swarovski crystals to your nails with the nail glue for a truly bespoke look that will definitely get you noticed!

Priced at £31.30 the set is great value for money as each of the lacquers usually retail at £13.90 each meaning that if you were to buy them separately the polishes alone would cost you over £40.



With this elegant set you’ll have everything you need to create a host of dazzling nail looks for the festive season.

OPI’s Shine Bright Collection Nail Lacquer Trio Pack with gift is available now from their website.



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