21 November 2013

KIKO soft touch blush

Adding to my newly formed KIKO collection is the soft touch blush in shade 104.

I'm a blusher lover, I have so many in a range of colours, and when trying a new brand, the blushers is either make it or break it for me, and KIKO have got it bang on! 

This shade is a gorgeous plum/pink colour that's perfect for this time of year, I love the soft texture and how easily it blends into the skin, I also find this blusher really hangs around on your cheeks, blusher is the first to go if I am wearing my make up all day, but these seems to cling on for longer. 

The blusher is £7,50 which isn't the cheapest blusher I have, but for the quality and staying power is actually really good value, you only need a small amount on your brush, it really is very pigmented and blends a long way.
20 November 2013

Fragrance Christmas Gift Ideas

I know a lot of people who had already finished their Christmas shopping in September! But for those who are slightly less disorganised and need some gift inspiration, here is a little gift guide to help give you a few ideas when buying for loved ones.

Fragrance sets make the perfect gift for all types of people, from mums, dads, sisters and aunties who aren't really aunties Not only do I love receiving them, but I love giving them, its a classic gift that will never fail -  Here are my pick of the bunch with a little help from Fragrance Direct.

Mums/Aunties/Friends - Valentino Valentina Gift Set - £47.99
The Valentino Valentina gift set from Fragrance Direct includes a 50ml bottle of the signature Valentino Valentina eau de parfum spray for women, along with a 100ml bottle of the accompanying Valentina body lotion.
The first thing you will notice about this gift set is the gorgeous packaging, anyone unwrapping this on Christmas morning will know for sure that this is a luxurious and special gift, it comes in a dusky pink hat box style box with a pretty pink ribbon, once you open the box you are faced with two of the prettiest bottle ever, these are so stunning you would happily have these displayed on your dressing table.
The scent of the eau de parfum is floral and fresh 'opening with top notes of tuber and green apple, flowing into a heart of jasmine, strawberry, African orange flower and tuberose, finally rounded off with a base of cedar, amber and vanilla'. This is a sophisticated scent for sophisticated woman, its one of those scents you will smell on someone passing in the street and you have to ask them what it is!
What is also great about this gift set is the body lotion, its not a product that has been thrown together just to make up a gift set, buts its a really moisturising cream that leaves you skin feeling gorgeous, as well and smelling fab! 
I am absolutely in love with this set, for the price I think its great value and a guaranteed winner - to order you set visit the website here

Sisters/Best Friends - Jimmy Choo Flash Gift Set - £40.00
There has been so much hype around this product it had to feature in my gift guide. The Jimmy Choo Flash gift set includes a 60ml bottle of the gorgeous eau de parfum spray and a 100ml of the matching body lotion.
When buying for my sister, sister in law or best friends, I always like to get them something really on trend, something that has been talked about and that is going to make them feel 100% gorgeous, this gift set ticks all those boxes! The packaging is amazing, the bottle is designed to emulate paparazzi flashbulbs, and the box is equally as glitzy.
Jimmy Choo Flash is constructed as a fragrance which accentuates delicate white flower notes with a hint of spices and fruit. Top notes encompass passionate strawberry combined with tangerine and pink pepper adding exciting and cheerful note to white floral notes in the heart. The white bouquet is composed of tuberose, jasmine and white lily on a base of heliotrope and blond wood. You will love this if you love Marc Jacobs Daisy, it mimics these scents closely.
Overall this gift set makes an ideal gift, not quite as exciting as Jimmy Choo shoes or bag, but you know whoever you buy this for is going to be pleased. To order your gift set please visit the website here

One for the Boys - Marc Jacobs Bang Bang - £34.50
The men in my family are notoriously difficult to buy for, but a fragrance that always scores me brownie points is the Marc Jacobs Bang Bang eau de toilet spray. This fragrance is 50ml of a fresh, woody scent, described as a ‘refreshing and dynamic’ version of the original Bang.
Bang Bang by Marc Jacobs starts off with a fresh lemon scent laced in mild spice. After about thirty minutes the fragrance begins to lose its’ lemon scent and settle into a light, fresh wood scent which gently fades into the night.
There are so many fragrances out there for men but this one not only smells great but also looks great, the packaging is very masculine, which means that the boys in my life aren't afraid to throw this into their gym/work bags. 
For more information and details on how to order yours, visit the website here

A little treat for you - YSL Elle Gift Set - £37.50

After all the planning and organising of Christmas, you will deserve a little treat, why not slip this little beauty into your shopping basket while your busy buying for everybody else. The YSL Elle gift set includes a 30ml Eau de Parfum Spray and a mini mascara to complete the set, this scent is going to see you through the year, which is a lovely combination of Litchi, Peony and Amalfi Lemon top notes, heart notes of Pink Pepper, Freesia, Jasmine and Rose and base notes of Cedar, Patchouli, Vetiver and Ambrette.
Go on - treat yourself!
17 November 2013

KIKO pencil lip gloss

I have seen a lot of hype about Kiko products recently from beauty bloggers and I have been keen to get my hands on them and try it out.

While at Westfields recently I paid a visit to the store and picked up a few products that's I'm really pleased with. 

The first product I wanted to share is the KIKO pencil lip gloss. I'm a big fan of a pencil lip colour, I find them really easy to use and reapply. I picked up the shade 03 which is a browny shimmery colour which is beautiful, the texture is really glossy which is so surprising from a crayon type product, I normally find these quite matte but this is the completely glossy. 

I find the colour pay off really long lasting and as not drying at all. I have a feeling this is going to be a go to lip product this autumn! 

This pencil is priced at £3,90 which is an absolutely amazing price - please let me know if you have tried this product, I'm really keen to get my hands on more colours.