Yardley Flowerful Collection Decadent Mimosa

Yardley Decadent Mimosa EDT

#Gifted, unpaid PR sample/review.

Yardley London are synonymous with floral fragrance, this iconic perfume house dates as far back as 1770, they’re a British brand who have specialised in creating fine fragrance for over 250 years. They have really evolved over the years becoming modern and fun but still holding on to their classic, and timeless florals offering fantastic value for money.  More recently, they released a collection of 6 beautiful flower based scents. They range from the more fruity to the fresh and even a stunning woody option too. I have been trying the classic Decadent Mimosa, which is a lovely zesty, modern take on a classic floral perfume.

Yardley Flowerful Collection Decadent Mimosa £20

Opening with the spicy fruit notes of mandarin, pear and pink pepper, the indulgent green floral fragrance of Decadent Mimosa leads to a beautiful sunny heart of fresh, sweet and bright mimosa flowers.

Combining powdery violet, iris and lily of the valley, resting on a sensual base of sandalwood, vanilla and musk.

This dewy, fresh & rich scent will transport you to Spring/Summer days, it has gorgeous floral notes that are not what you’d expect from a classic Yardley fragrance. It is a real nod to more modern and luxurious perfumes. This budget friendly perfume really surprised me. I love the opening fruity notes, they’re very zesty and fresh and the heart notes are fresh and floral whilst the musk and sandalwood base notes give it a very romantic edge.

Yardley London Decadent Mimosa EDT

  • A perfume inspired by bountiful, beautiful and blossoming floral bouquets.
  • Opening with the spicy fruit notes of mandarin, pear and pink pepper, this indulgent green floral fragrance leads to a beautiful sunny heart of fresh, sweet and bright mimosa flowers combining powdery violet, iris and lily of the valley, resting on a sensual base of sandalwood, vanilla and musk

Yardley Perfume

Decadent Mimosa EDT

The packaging is simple but pretty, the box is very bright and is covered in lovely yellow mimosa flowers. The bottle is timeless and elegant. These fragrances make thoughtful gifts, especially for Mothers Day. They’re budget friendly and the Flowerful Collection has 5 floral options to pick from, so there is a perfect scent for everyone!

Yardley have come such a long way since they first started out over 250 years ago with a very small selection of floral soaps and fragrance, and today they now carry a wonderful product selection ranging from eau de toilette, eau de parfum for both men and women as well as body mists, hand sanitiser, and an extensive range of hand care (soaps, washes and hand creams). Their gifting options are lovely too, they make thoughtful presents, and they come beautifully packaged and ready to treat someone special!

Yardley Decadent Mimosa EDT

The Flowerful Collection

Discover six fragrances from the Flowerful Collection, from the fruity Decadent Mimosa, woody Elegant Iris, the big white floral of Luxe Gardenia, the voluptuous bouquet of Opulent Rose, the fresh, pretty Exquisite Peony, or our NEW Sunshine English Daisy!

Yardley Flowerful Collection

Wake Skincare Collection

Wake Skincare Collection

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Described as skincare for a generation who are always on the go, Wake skincare are a relatively new brand in the beauty world founded by Anton and Alex. Two friends who wanted to address lacklustre, tired skin, so they have created a range of products that do just that. Not only do they have a refreshing attitude to skincare, but their core values are inspiring too, their packaging is all recyclable, and they even work alongside Women’s Aid, a charity that supports and empowers women affected by domestic abuse.

The founders describe the brand as,

“A brand born out of the frustrations of being glued to screens, working long hours and always being switched on.”

Wake skincare eye cream

“Our generation are always switched on. Glued to phones, Surrounded by screens and always connected to work, our friends and family were forever complaining about dark circles, bags and lacklustre skin. Then our friends started having children and the tiredness really kicked in”

Over the past 3 weeks I’ve been testing out the three products in their range, Eye Gel, Face Mask and Face Cream. All of which come packaged in colourful boxes which are very eye catching and fun. The skincare products themselves are very sleek, minimal and look very cool in their white tubs with black font and silver lids. They feel luxurious and look very modern, I am a big fan.

Wake Skincare Eye Gel – 30ml – £22.98

Lovely fragrance free, lightweight gel formula, it is cooling and soothing whilst absorbing easily and leaving the skin around your eye smooth, hydrated and brighter. This collagen based gel will help combat crows feet and fine lines whilst plumping skin and boosting radiance. The cucumber, elderflower and aloe vera extract is gentle and non-irritant on this delicate eye area, as well as helping de puff, sooth and brighten. It is a lovely product to keep in the fridge, so it is extra cooling and refreshing on tired eye bags and dull skin.

You get a whopping 30ml of product and for an eye cream that is a lot this will last a long time, great value for money.

Key Features

  • Combats dark circles that result from late nights and early starts
  • Fragrance-free for the delicate eye area
  • Firms and refines eye contours
  • Hydrates your skin after spending long periods looking at screens
  • Contains vitamins and antioxidants to reduce signs of premature ageing
  • Protects the environment by using glass bottles to reduce plastic waste

Wake Skincare Facemask

Wake skincare Review

Wake Skincare Face Cream – 50ml – £24.98

This fragrance free, silky face cream contains the hero ingredients Hyaluronic acid and Coenzyme Q10, which holds on to water and boosts hydration, it is a fantastic way for your skin to look plump, smooth and radiant.  It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps skin look refreshed and awake. Not only is this face cream focused on being Anti Wrinkle, it is also Anti Blemish too, so its a great product to have in your skincare regime. Especially if you have a busy lifestyle and need a product that is an all rounder which helps with hydrating, evening out skin tone, preventing blemishes and helping to keep your skin looking youthful and healthy.

Key Features

  • Reduces blemishes caused by a non-stop lifestyle
  • Formulated to be cooling and refreshing
  • Fragrance-free
  • Targets fine lines that result from irregular sleeping patterns
  • Easy to apply before and after working out without feeling thick or heavy

Wake Skincare Products

Wake Skincare Face Mask – 50ml – £27.98

Lovely and thick, vibrant pink clay mask, ideal to detox the skin, exfoliate away skin cells and help achieve that natural healthy glow. It is gentle but thick and has a slight texture, I found it easy to apply (I use a brush) and it has a cooling feeling on the skin. It contains Kaolin, which helps draw out excess oil and sebum skin, helps prevent acne and helps reduce irritation and redness. Whilst zinc oxide helps calm skin, protects skin cells from being damaged and protects from harmful damage from UV rays.

Key Features

  • Australian pink clay mask designed to prevent breakouts
  • Reduces acne caused by blocked pores and dead skin
  • Combat dull skin immediately and achieve that radiant glow
  • Get a smooth complexion in just 15 minutes with natural exfoliants
  • Contains 100% natural exfoliants to help to detoxify the skin
  • Protects the environment by using glass jars to reduce plastic waste

New Skincare from Wake

I really hope Wake skincare add a few more products to their range this year, I would love to see a serum, a face oil or maybe eve an SPF. But that being said, I really like the 3 products they have at the moment all 3 are fantastic quality.

ECO Packaging

Wake skincare products are never tested on animals and are made and manufactured cruelty-free in the UK. Also for every Wake product that is sold they will make a donation to Women’s Aid, you can read more about their charitable pledge here.

These products are PR samples and have been gifted to me, I am not obliged to review them.

Heathcote & Ivory : By The Sea Collection

Aordable bodycare from Heathcote & Ivory

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Heathcote & Ivory have just released their charming ‘By The Sea Collection’ –  an array of luxurious vegan-friendly hand creams, washes, soaps and much more. As the name suggests, its products have a real fresh, sea breeze feel to them which helps transport you to the bracing British coastline and beautiful endless Summers. I am lucky enough to live by the sea in Cornwall and this collection captures being by the sea in every way, the scent, packaging and the products help keep your skin feeling soft, nourished and soothed. Ideal after a day of being in the salty air, windswept beaches and sunshine.

Heathcote & Ivory By The Sea

The, By The Sea Collection is classic Heathcote & Ivory, exceptional quality for a great price. From the simple, pretty, spa like packaging which is made from sustainably sourced sugarcane, to the fantastic quality of the products themselves, which are vegan, cruelty free and enriched with a seaweed complex infused with kelp and sea oak. Oh and finally the ‘By The Sea’ scent which captures the essence of the coast, both the calm and relaxing escapism as well as the energy and exhilarating strength of the ocean and coastal landscape. Using citrus and woody notes alongside, fresh violets and soft musk, you’re left feeling revived.

Heathcote Ivory By The Sea Collection

By The Sea Seaweed Complex Hand Cream Trio £16.00

I have been trying out a few products from the collection and the trio of travel sized hand creams have been a godsend, like almost everyone using hand sanitiser a lot means my hands are dry and in dire need of some TLC. So I have popped one tube in my handbag, one in my car and the other is on my desk. So I can apply it when my hands are feeling dry throughout the day. The cream is enriched with vitamin E, aloe, glycerin and a seaweed complex, leaving your hands feeling comfortable (not greasy) and protected. At the heart of this new collection is its scent, and that beautiful, calming yet energising scent lingers on our hands long after you have applied the cream. It is so nice.

Heathcote & Ivory Bodycare
New from Heathcote & Ivory
Heathcote & Ivory Product Packaging

By The Sea Body Polish £8.00

This not only has the most fresh, soothing scent, but the walnut shell and sea salt scrub helps smooth and polish your skin. The scrubbies help gently exfoliate away dull, dry skin, leaving your body feeling soft, clean and smooth. Very much needed after a day on the beach, wearing suntan lotion. It is enriched with seaweed extracts, aloe vera and extract of arnica flower. It has a rich, gel like formula has the perfect amount of scrub without being abrasive, think gentle and reviving!

Aordable bodycare from Heathcote & Ivory

By The Sea Body Wash & Body Lotion Duo £23.00

I just love the body duo, the shower gel is the perfect way to refresh your skin after a long day enjoying a coastal walk and the body lotion helps revive and nourish your skin after being out in the elements, as it is enriched with sweet almond oil, moringa oil, cocoa seed butter and a seaweed complex. Infused with the By The Sea fragrance, notes of lemon and bergamot, fresh violets and soft musk, woods, a hint of tobacco and musk. It really does make your bathroom feel like a high-end spa! Such a Summer treat for your skin.

New from Heathcote & Ivory

By The Sea bottles are made from ‘green’ plastic from sustainably sourced sugarcane. They are 100% recyclable. It’s always nice to see brands taking bigger steps to be more green and environmentally friendly.

Pop over to Heathcote & Ivory to browse the By The Sea Collection. Their products make really thoughtful gifts, or treats for yourself too! Let me know what your favourite product is from the range, I love the body duo and the body polish. For me, they are the perfect body care trio for the Summer months.

A Day Trip To Padstow

Despite Cornwall being SUPER busy with tourists & people trying to get a holiday in without travelling abroad, we have been trying to get out & about to enjoy what is on our doorstep. We have lived in Cornwall for almost 6 years now and have never visited Padstow, which is crazy because it is so close to us and is STUNNING. Everyone said it was beautiful and that it is jammed packed full of shops, restaurants and pretty scenery as well as having a very busy and bustling harbour. We spent the day exploring, relaxing and enjoying all the delights that Padstow has to offer. We landed lucky with the weather and decided to walk the 3 miles from Wadebridge to Padstow (and back) along the famous Camel Trail. Most people cycle this route, but we decided to take our time and walk. It was peaceful, and you had some incredible views across the river.

Here are a few of my favourite photos from the day, I took hundreds, and it was hard to narrow it down to the ones I am sharing. There was something pretty to take a photo of at every turn, the views, cottages, streets and businesses are all so quaint and photo worthy. I will 100% be popping back for a second visit – if only for another ice cream.

Padstow Harbour Cornwall