My Favourite Fig Scented Products

Favourite Fig Products

Fig scented products have always been my favourite & I don’t think that is going to change any time soon. I thought I would share a few of my current favourite Fig products. Let me know if you have any suggestions of Figgy products for me to try. It seems so many brands are releasing fig products!

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Ultra Nourishing Oil*

This Roger & Gallet Body Oil is incredibly nourishing and leaves your skin with a healthy glow & so hydrated but most importantly the Fig scent in this is beautiful. Its so long lasting and smells divine. It has that signature fresh Mediterranean Fig scent that I love but it has a slight sweetness to it too & I can smell it on my skin for hours. I have loved using this over the warmer months because the oil really hydrated my skin and helped it feel smooth and soft.

& Other Stories Fig Fiction

I like everything about this Fig Fiction Body Lotion, but I have to say the packaging ticks all the boxes for me. Never dismiss the importance of a pump on your body lotion – it makes applying it so much easier, less messy & hygienic. Now on to the product itself, this has a rich Summery fig scent & isn’t too overpowering. The formula is lightweight and absorbs into the skin without leaving it feeling tacky or greasy. This is my second bottle & its safe to say they last a very long time. I can’t recommend the body products from & Other Stories enough, they’re such great quality.

Malmaison Fig & Olive Shampoo & Conditioner

I love the Malmaison hotel toiletries & always take home what I don’t use, well they smell of Fig so they’re too good to leave behind. These are made for Malmaison by a brand called Anatomicals, they’re a brand who always have really fun tongue in cheek sayings on their products. I have used up a couple of these Shampoo & Conditioners, they’re not amazing but they leave my hair feeling quite hydrated and soft considering its a 2in1 product. As far as the scent goes, its a nice fresh sweet scent and I do like that it doesn’t linger on your hair. The Malmaison body oil is amazing & so refreshingly figgy!

The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig Fragrance Mist

I have tried a few of these fragrance mists and they are fantastic value for money. If you don’t like Fig then they have quite a wide variety of other scents. This Italian Summer Fig Fragrance Mist is just beautiful & I really like the bottle too it smells and looks much more expensive that it is. The Body Shop describe this range as

‘This fragrance mist subtly scents your entire body with the green freshness of grape leaf, juicy-milky fig notes and comforting woody facets.’

Its Summer in a bottle & although I will be wearing this well into Autumn it just evokes memories of warm summer holidays. I like that this is quite a feminine scent which smells deliciously sweet at first then settles down to be more woody, the beautiful juicy fig notes are always there. I found this fragrance mist lasts quite a few hours but it does need applying I have put some in my travelo so I can reapply throughout the day. I want to try more from this Italian Summer Fig Range, I bet the candle is incredible.

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier EDP* 

Fleur de Figuier has been my go to perfume over the past couple of months, its such a refreshing crisp scent and people always compliment me when I am wearing it! It has notes of

  • Top notes: precious essences of mandarin and pink peppers
  • Heart notes: fig tree leaves, juicy fig and violet wood
  • Base notes: white musk, candied fig and precious essence of patchouli

Some days I spray it & It smells really musky whilst other days It smells more woody. I love that its such a layered and sophisticated perfume and it lasts for hours without need to be reapplied. I’m hoping we get an Indian Summer so I can continue to wear this throughout October. Roger & Gallet products are always beautifully packaged too & this perfume looks and smells luxurious, packaged in in a glass bottle with touches of gold and purple.

Timothy Dunn Arabian Fig Candle*

I will go as far as saying this Arabian Fig candle from Timothy Dunn is the most beautifully scented Fig product I have ever owned. Its so rich and intense and even when it isn’t lit it still fills my home with the scent of Arabian Figs. It is described as:-

Presenting a complex blend of green fig leaf, basil and clove, tenderly enhanced with frankincense; this deliciously aromatic candle has a hint of wild fig and cassis, rose and jasmine, and the rich base notes of sandalwood, cedarwood and musk.

I’ve sadly burnt the last of this candle but it lasted for months (you get at least 40 hours of burn time), burning it for just an hour or two a day because the scent is that strong it will still fill your room for hours after its stopped burning. This burnt down evenly and wasn’t sooty at all, the Fig scent was luxurious and very rich. I will be treating myself to another one of these because its just such a beautiful scent. I also had to recycle the gorgeous black jar after the candle had finished because its too pretty, I’m currently using it to sore my eyeliners & mascaras!

So thats a few of my favourite Fig scented products, what scent do you love?

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Five Favourite Products Summer Edit

Five Favourites Products Summer Edit

I think we can all agree that Summer is almost over & I for one am looking forward to Autumn. I thought I would share a few products that I loved this Summer. I did share a few of my Summer Favourites back in August if you’d like to read that.

Origins Gin-Zing Energy Boosting Moisturiser £24.00

I will start with the only downside to this product & that is it doesn’t have SPF in, but I do use a separate facial SPF, however I would prefer it to have at least SPF15 in it. So I tend to use this moisturiser in the morning, it leaves my skin feeling smooth, silky soft and hydrated all day. I like to use this on days when I will be wearing makeup for a long time as makeup sits really well with this underneath as its a gel formula so doesn’t feel heavy or greasy and its hydrating so helps my makeup look fresh throughout the day. I love the fresh citrus scent, it smells like Summer to me & its a fantastic moisturiser for dull tired looking skin. The Gin Zing range is one of my favourites from Origins and I can recommend the Mascara and Face Scrub too.

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream £9.99

I love Boujois bases and I have been opting for quite a lightweight coverage over Summer and one of my most used products has been their CC Cream. This does give a good amount of coverage so don’t be thinking its going to be too sheer for you. It is so easy to blend in to the skin and it give a beautiful natural even finish. It does a very good job at covering the redness on my cheeks and a few old blemish scars around my chin I also love that it blurs imperfections and makes your skin look so healthy and fresh. Its not heavy at all and wears beautifully throughout the day, it even stays put on those warner days. I only have positive things to say about this product. So if you like a natural but good coverage that is purse friendly option.

The Body Shop Vitamin C Energising Face Mist* £11.00

This has been my go to refreshing face mist this Summer & it has sat right on my desk for when I need a skin pick me up & boost of hydration. This face mist is an instant pick me up, it smells like oranges which is very pleasant and it feels instantly cool on the skin. This contains Camu Camu which is rich in vitamin C and aloe vera, so its hydrating, calming and helps boost the skins radiance. Its so nice on a warm day & you can spray on top of your makeup throughout the day to keep skin feeling fresh and hydrated. This bottle has been with me all Summer & I still have a good amount left.

Balance Me Radiance Face Mask £18.00

This has been keeping my skin looking radiant and blemish free this Summer, I like to use it in the morning (when I have time) because it leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft. It has a thick creamy consistency with fine exfoliating walnut shells which you smooth over the skin & leave it to work its magic. You then massage it off lightly letting the fine walnut shells exfoliate your skin, to reveal smooth, hydrated & radiant skin. I promise your skin will feel so smooth after using this. Balance Me say you can use this product in two ways – if you’re in a rush then you can use it as a face wash or if you have time on your side you sit back, relax and use it as a treatment mask. I do like a multi purpose product. This product removes dead skin, replenishes lost moisture and soothes & smooths your skin. I love it!

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in Nude £3.99

This product is such a blogger favourite and I hadn’t used it for ages. This eyeliner is a wonder product. I always have really red eyes and this nude coloured eyeliner helps to brighten them and make them look a less tired and red. I have a few of these Rimmel eyeliners in other colours and I like them all but this is the one I would say I wear the most. They are really creamy and don’t drag when you’re applying them, I highly recommend them if you’ve not already tried them. I do have a full post on these here if you’re interested.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Favourite Summer Products 2015

Four Summer Favourites

Clinique Super City Block SPF40 £18.00

As many of you will know I use a facial SPF on a daily basis and have a couple that I really like (La Roche Posay Anthlios & Balance Me) but I have wanted to try this City Block from Clinique for such a long time. This gives your skin a high level of protection against UVA & UVB rays as well as being oil free, so it is ticking all the boxes for me. Its also a great primer for your makeup because its oil free and won’t slide off your face in the heat and my makeup sits so well on top. The cream does have a tint to it but once applied to the skin its adapts to your skin tone and makes your skin look and feel hydrated. Its not just an effective broad spectrum SPF but it also has many antioxidants which protect your skin from environmental damage and help boost sun protection.

I like that its not heavy or greasy but it does give the skin a dewy finish. If this isn’t your thing you can lightly powder after you have finished your makeup & it will help it look less dewy (which is what I have been doing most days). I have been using it daily and haven’t had a reaction to it or a breakout which is good. I think one of the things that most impressed me about this product was the price, at £18.00 I think it is a bargain, you get 40ml of product which is going to last you a good few months. I have been recommending this to friends and family and really think its one of my favourite discoveries of 2015.

Olivine Atelier Love + Roses Beauty Mist £12.95

I have the smaller 2oz bottle & its just so cute! It is a glass bottle and the design is so sleek and pretty. This Beauty Mist has a really pretty floral scent which is refreshing and uplifting, its so nice to have sat on your desk to use when you feel a little tired or in need of a boost of hydration. This isn’t just a run of the mill face spray Olivine Atelier have included lots of ingredients that will help hydrate, soothe and combat the signs of aging. Its quite incredible & includes,

  • Rosa Damascena Flower Water & Rosa Damascena Flower Oil: known to refine and renew skin at the cellular level, with powerful anti-inflammatory action
  • Cassia Augustifolia Seed Polysaccharide: mimics hyaluronic acid to retain water on the surface of the skin and hair
  • Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract: a powerhouse adaptogenic herb that protects skin and hair from environmental damage, minimises fine lines and wrinkles, and assists with stress and fatigue management
  • Moringa Seed Extract: a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that promotes collagen production, supports skin firmness, and boosts the immune system
  • Andean Orchid Flower essence promotes youthful vitality and cellular regeneration
  • Rose Quartz essence + other precious gems: for soul-affirming aromatherapy, the revitalising and uplifting powers of self-love, confidence, grace, beauty and self-esteem

I’ve had my bottle for almost 4 months now and Its almost empty, although I’ve been using it most days so I think It has lasted a good amount of time but in future I will be buying the larger 8oz size because its now a staple in my beauty routine & I think I need a bigger bottle!

The Body Shop Italian Fig Fragrance Mist £8.50

This is part of a new collection from The Body Shop and I love it, the scent is so fresh and for a body mist it has very good staying power, I can smell it for hours after I’ve sprayed it. For me Fig is just such a unique scent and it smells sophisticated and complex. Its quite a strong scent and I like that, its not for everyone but for me its just such a refreshing and pretty scent.

I have tried quite a few of The Body Shop Mists & they’re amazing quality for the price. I would love to try the EDT from the same range. What are your favourite products from The Body Shop?

& Other Stories Fig Fiction Body Lotion £7.00

The scent of this body lotion is so good & much like The Body Shop Italian Fig range but a little sweeter. This is my 3rd bottle and I will continue to repurchase over and over.Its a great size and the pump makes it so easy to get the product out. It smells luxurious and the cream makes my skin feel smooth and hydrated. I often use it as a hand cream too because its so hydrating and not at all greasy. I really like the simple packaging style, its one of the reasons I like & Other Stories products so much.

Five products under £5

Five products under £5

Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitisers £2.25 – I know these are quite hard to get hold of in the UK & I tend to stock up if I go to America or if anyone I know goes on holiday there I ask them to get a shed load of them because they’re 5 for $5 (bargain). I was down to my last bottle & there is no USA trip on the horizon so I bit the bullet & took to eBay, there are quite a few UK based sellers & although you won’t get them for anywhere near as cheap as US prices, they’re still so fun to have. I bought three sweet scents & I’m so pleased with them all. So if you’re looking to order a couple I bought mine from this Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitiser UK eBay seller, which I recommend.

Collection Eyes Uncovered Eyeshadow Palette £3.99 – I just can’t say enough good things about these Collection Palettes you get 6 great quality eyeshadows in each palette & there are 3 palettes to pick from. I have 2 out of the 3 but the Nude Bronze is the one I have been using the most, if you love gold, bronzy shimmers then this is the one for you. This Nude Bronze palette is beautiful and for an affordable brand the colours are pigmented and very good quality. All the shadows in this palette have some shimmer in them, so if you want a more matte palette then the Nude Palette might be the one for you. I have used this palette so much since I got my hands on it. If you haven’t checked these out you really should!

MUA Sweet Sheen Lipbalms* £2 – These were released as part of their Spring / Summer 2015 collection there are 6 pretty shades available and these 2 colours are my current favourites. They give your lips a light wash of colour and feel hydrating and comfortable. These are handy to have in your handbag for applying a pinch of colour on the go. All 6 shades are perfect for the warm weather & look glossy and pretty on the lips. I have been alternating between these two colour this month and love them both.

Essence Gel Waterproof Eyeliner £2.30 – I wasn’t too fussed at first that these were waterproof, I initially loved how creamy, soft and pigmented they are. They glide on without any tugging and the colour is even and looks vibrant. If you want to smudge these out to create a smokey eye then you best be quick because after a few minutes the colour isn’t going anywhere. This liner will last all day on your lids & looks as fab after 8 hours as it did when you first applied it. There is no need for a pencil sharpener (they’re so 1999, these are twist up). Now on to it being waterproof, yes it might be a pain to remove but it means your liner won’t smudge, transfer or end up halfway down your face & if you need a liner for your summer holiday then this is a really affordable option. They come in 6 colour options & I have brown & black but if you’re looking for something more colourful then you can get blue, green & purple.

Origins Facial Brush* £5 – First off can we address how cute this is! Also it is so very soft, the bristles are not abrasive at all so if you’re worried about it being damaging or a little harsh on your skin it really isn’t. This manual hand held facial brush is perfect for gently exfoliating your skin, I have been using it mostly on my nose & chin & its the perfect size brush for those areas. You use it with a cleanser & I have been using the Origins White Tea Cleanser, this brush helps buff away the dead skin & build up of the days grime & dirt to reveal glowing healthy skin. Its so lightweight & compact that it would be ideal to take away with you on holiday & for £5 I think its a bargain. This gets two thumbs up from me, I love it.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.