Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier EDP

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum

Roger & Gallet are a French Perfumery House founded in 1862 by merchant Charles Armand Roger and banker Charles Matial Gallet. Their products have such a rich history & they are famous for their beautiful scents which I have tried quite a few of but excitingly, 2015 see’s the release of Roger & Gallet first ever Eau de Parfum – Fleur de Figuier. I was lucky enough & thrilled to receive the most exquisite parcel from Roger & Gallet introducing me to this new release and I have fallen head over heals in love with it.

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier EDP* takes its inspiration from the beautiful Mediterranean Summers and encapsulates those sensual, sweet and fresh long Summer evenings.

‘Discover the bliss of an early evening spent in the Mediterranean garden of Esterel. This Eau de Parfum is a precious distillation of natural essences that reveals the intensity and sensuality of a sun-ripened fig heart. The mouth-watering and contrasting fresh notes enhance the accord of candied fig, musk and patchouli, for a truly relaxing effect.’

  • 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

My absolute favourite scent in any product is Fig & if you’re a long time reader of my blog you will know this. I adore the scent because it’s so rich, distinctive and sophisticated and I think its a scent that can be worn all year round. This new addition to the Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier range is an intense, long wearing scent that doesn’t dull throughout the day. I only have to apply this in the morning & It still smells beautiful on my skin long into the evening.

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier

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 I have been reaching for it almost every day for 3 weeks.

If you’re looking for a new scent then I can highly recommend this new release from Roger & Gallet, it comes beautifully packaged in a glass bottle with touches of gold and purple and the scent is utterly divine. This is my favourite release from Roger & Gallet and think it will be a popular addition to their range.

Roger and Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum £40 from www.escentual.com (who currently have a 1/3 off all French brands).

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.

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue

bareMinerals Complextion Rescue

The Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF30* is a new release from bareMinerals & is a great addition to their range. This lightweight base is perfect for a natural radiant coverage, and is described as a ‘freckle friendly multi tasker, enabling skin to appear even toned and more awake’  It really is a multi tasker, not only does it provide a gorgeous lightweight coverage but it also has a cocktail of skincare benefits too,

Olive derived squalane – nourishing, hydrating and boosts the skins ability to regenerate

Marine botanicals – help refuel thirsty skin and enhance skins appearance

Water loving humectants,Tehalsose and glycerine- which locks in moisture

Heart leaf globe daisy – an antioxidant, defends skin from from environmental aggressors

Calcium and Magnesium – help replenish the skin and promote the skins moisture balance

SPF30 PA+++ this also contains a broad spectrum SPF to protect the skin against UVA & UVB rays

bareMinerals Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

bareMinerals Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

I would say this gave me a a good light to medium coverage, it isn’t sheer and you could build it up if you wanted too. Even though its recommended to blend this in using your fingers I like to use a brush & think that really gave me an even coverage.

This does give a beautiful dewy finish to the skin, so I think it is the perfect Summer base as it feels incredibly lightweight on the skin & the SPF30 means your skin is protected. I have to say I have been quite impressed with the formula, coverage and the wear time of this it seems to tick all the boxes.

Before makeup

When I wear it my skin looks radiant and that radiance lasts all day, I get about 7 – 8 hours wear from this. My skin looks plump and more awake & I think its because it has so many great hydrating ingredients, it also means this base sits really well on the skin and doesn’t sink into fine lines & pores but helps smooth them out. Being prone to an oily t zone I do like to powder lightly in that area, to ensure it stays in place without looking greasy, and it wears all day without oxidising or going patchy. This has quickly become a favourite of mine & I have even recommended it to friends & family of all ages.

Wearing the complexion rescue tinted moisturiser

The light was a little better for the after shots but I think you get the gist, you can still my freckles and natural complexion showing through but the Complexion Rescue does give a pretty natural dewy coverage to the skin. It doesn’t look heavy, its a great daytime base and I think its going to be a popular choice for the warmer months.

So if you’re on the look out for a base that will help your skin look radiant and dewy whilst giving you an even coverage then this bareMinerals Complexion Rescue needs to be added to your shopping list.

Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF30 £26.00

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.

Ted Baker – Sugar Sweet Collection

Ted Baker Body Spray & Body Wash

Ted Baker has given their indulgent bath and body collection a Spring makeover and also introduced a few new editions with the gorgeous Sugar Sweet Collection. This collection depicts one of Ted Bakers most iconic floral prints which is set against a backdrop of soft mint or pretty pink. Both collections look luxurious but true to Ted Baker they’re affordable and ideal for everyday use.

I have two of the Soft Floral Pink products from the Sugar Sweet Collection and I’ve been testing them out for a couple of weeks. Ted Baker describes it as,

Entwines the soft floral notes of jasmine & neroli, while the base of patchouli, sandalwood and musk completes the scent. 

Ted Baker Ladies Body Spray

Ted Baker Pink Body Spray* £7 – I had to look twice at the price because this is just the most beautifully packaged spring / summer scent. Its just gorgeous, it has a cream & rose gold lid which had the letter T engraved on the top whilst the pink toned plastic travel friendly bottle has almost a diamond prism cutout base. So feminine and amazingly affordable. I have been spritzing this since it landed on my doorstep last week. It is a body spray so it is lightweight and won’t be a scent that will last from morning to night but it is ideal for popping in your handbag and spritzing on the go, its the perfect daytime scent. Im very very impressed.

Ted Baker - Beautiful Packaging

Ted Baker Pink Body Wash* £8 – Which comes beautifully packaged in a large pink squeeze tube with a pretty floral print, like the body spray this has rose gold touches with the letter T embossed at the top and a rose gold lid. Its a simple touch but it makes it look so much more luxurious and its why I love Ted Baker products, their attention to detail is spot on and you always feel like you’re getting such a treat. This perfumed body wash is a shower mush have & it not only leaves your skin feeling soft & clean but also with a pretty subtle scent of jasmine & patchouli, which have to be two of my favourite scents.

Ted Baker Sugar Sweet Collection

The Sugar Sweet Collection has something for everyone and if you’re looking for an affordable but beautiful gift then make sure you check it out because I think you will be very impressed.

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.

Schwarzkopf got2b Mind Blowing xpress dry styling spray

got2b xpress dry styling spray

I might have quite short hair but it is still very thick & prone to being frizzy so anytime I can cut out blow drying is time that can be put to better use. We all know that the longer we spend blow drying & using heat on our hair the more damaging it is & for me the frizzier & dry my hair is. So I have been putting this new Schwarzkopf got2b Mind Blowing Xpress Dry Styling Spray* to the test. It is part of Schwarzkopf’s new Unisex Mind Blowing Styling Collection which includes a Moose, Hairspray and Xpress Dry Styling Spray all of which are designed to bring you the perfect blow dry in a fraction of the time.

To use, just spray the product liberally & evenly on to damp / towel dried hair and blow dry and style your hair as normal. Don’t expect your hair to be dry in seconds, thats just not realistic but I did notice I my hair was a drying a couple of minutes quicker than before & I will take a couple of minutes as a victory. So if you’re someone that is in a hurry in the morning this might be ideal to add to your styling routine. Not only does this spray have fast drying technology buy it will also protects your hair against heat damage and if you have hair thats prone to knotting then this will help detangle too. So its quite the multi use styling spray.

got2b xpress styling spray

The packaging is quite young & fun looking – with its aqua blue & pink colour scheme it is eye catching and a little different. The spray nozzle is handy to use and helps apply the product evenly without spraying too much at once. This 200ml bottle will last a good few months depending on how often you wash and style your hair.

As with all Schwarzkopf products its a range thats affordable and easy to get hold of, with prices starting from as little as £4.05 its a range that won’t break the bank. The full range is available at Boots & Superdrug.

Let me know if you have tried any of the products in this range.

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.