Diptyque Paris - Oui s'il vous plaît

Diptyque Paris - Oui s'il vous plaît

After years of coveting this beautiful brand I finally purchased my first Diptique scented pillar candle earlier this month and oh what a treat for my little home.

Founded in Paris in the late 1950's by three friends driven by their creative passion, they began by designing luxury fabrics for the likes of Liberty. In 1961 they opened their first store where they sold their own design soft furnishings along with imported English scents - how wonderfully surprising to think that our English perfume houses were being introduced to the in vogue Parisian set at this time!

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Every girl should have an Eight Hour Cream set in her make up bag, it's a long term essential for me, not part of my usual daily skincare routine but certainly very much needed as a standby hero fixing range and for when on my travels.

The Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant is a multifunctional product, I use it on chapped lips when my Lip Protectant Stick runs out, on elbows, knees and generally on any really dry parts of my body which are in need of some serious hydration.

Rodial Dragon's Blood Range - The Best So Far

Rodial Dragon's Blood Range - The Best So Far

Next to my best Rescue Remedy find in life so far...Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Mask.

WOW -  This product seemed to sort all my problem areas out.

Described as:

A moisture drenched facial mask with instant visible results. Hyaluronic Acid and tensors immediately plump fine lines and tighten wrinkles whilst providing comfort to dehydrated skin. Dragon’s Blood reduces redness with anti-oxidant benefits whilst Gransil smoothes imperfections for a smoother and firmer complexion.

I cannot speak highly enough of this product & I need to order more asap - you simply have to try it and let the results do the talking. I didn't really use it as a mask, more of a deep skin night rescue remedy. After using this product I would wake up with soft, nourished feeling skin and my problem areas would be problem no more.

This is also sold in 50ml and lasted me around 5 months and costs £35 which is a wonder in itself.

Is love officially dead?

I've always been team Aniston to be honest but like most people I really did hope that the Brangelina union would last. Not only was it all so public and seemingly hearbreaking for Jennifer Aniston but Brad and Angelina did really seem to be very deeply in love and perhaps they were..

Malibu

Malibu

It's the first time I've used Malibu Continuous Spray & while it may not be tanning weather in the UK at the moment, for those of you who are in the sun or planning to be in the near future this is one to try.

Nails Of The Day

It's Friday, my absolute favourite day of the week. I always feel full of the joys of life on a Friday and today's nails reflect that perfectly :0)

With thanks to Barry M & Models Own for the tools and my nail files and my daughters Minnie Mouse for the inspiration - Have an awesome weekend all.

Perfect Cleavage

Perfect Cleavage

Just a quickie to share with you all - one of my long standing, trusty products of choice.

This Works Perfect Cleavage is something I have been using for a few years now. I am prone to uneven skin tones on my chest and neck area so often want to want to improve the appearance.

Perfect Cleavage promises to deeply nourish, combat fine lines and wrinkles and leave skin feeling firmer and visibly more radiant.

CowShed

CowShed

A couple of months ago I purchased my very first Cowshed products, my cleanser and toner were coming to an end so decided to get my hands on the Lavender Gentle Cleanser and Chamomile Refreshing Toner as I'd been eyeing up this brand for ages.

I generally use a gentle toner as I still use a face wash at the beginning of my daily skin care routine, who knows if that is the best thing for my skin but I always feel much cleaner after actually washing my face.

Hey, sweet cheeks.... Are you ready for the fine one one?

Hey, sweet cheeks.... Are you ready for the fine one one?

A couple of months ago I made a makeup purchase... (nothing new there) I saw beauty bloggers going mental on twitter about the launch of the new Benefit product ‘Fine One One’ and I knew I needed a slice of this pie... I don’t know about you but I tend to fall superficially in love with a new product. I think it’s the impromptu excitement buzz of being a beauty mad shopaholic. So I buy something, rave about it for a few days then realise it might not have been that great after all... Not this time! This is the cheek version of the touché éclat!!!!! For me anyway...

Why are you putting petrol on your lips????

Why are you putting petrol on your lips????

It was during a routine waxing appointment earlier this week with a regular (and much loved) client of mine that I realised it is high time I got on my soap box about lip care. 

“Carrie, I suffer from dry lips all throughout the winter and its really getting me down.”  I asked her what lip product she was using and she came back with “Vaseline” SAY NO MORE!!!!!!!  I replied with “what do you expect?  You’re using an ingredient with the word PETROL in its name. “

Petroleum jelly was first discovered in 1859 in Pennsylvania, USA on oil rigs. It collected on the rigs as a bi-product of the oil collection, annoying workers as it made machinery malfunction.