Current Mascara Line Up 2017

Current Mascara Line Up 2017

Current Mascara Line Up 2017

lancome hypnose doll eyes mascara

Lancome Doll Eyes Mascara 

I have been loyal to Lancome mascara’s for years, although I usually opt for the Hypnose I felt like a change recently & I’ve been using the Hypnose Doll Eyes this year. 2017 is a year of makeup changes. It is different from the rest of the Lancome Mascara’s but in a very good way. This is a mascara that really opens your eye and fans out your lashes, it very much gives them that doll eyed look & I love it. The formula is quite dry and jet black, It is quite natural in that it’s not heavy or clumpy on the lashes and it gives a little drama but I wouldn’t recommend it if you like your lashes to look false. The wand is fantastic and the tapered end means you can get right in to the corner and apply mascara to even the shortest of lashes. So if you like fluttery, long, fanned out lashes then you need this Doll Eyes Mascara in your life, I am thrilled with it!

Essence Forbidden Volume Mascara

Essence Forbidden Volume Mascara

Essence Mascara’s are some of my favourites because they’re affordable and fantastic quality. I haven’t enjoyed this one as much as other mascaras I have tried from Essence but I do like that you can build it up to be quite dramatic. I found the formula to be a little wet and it transferred on to my eyelid. I do recommend checking out this brand if you haven’t already, their lipsticks, nail polish and face powders are incredible. Just maybe give this mascara a swerve.

Tarte Tarteist Mascara

Tarte Tarteist Mascara

I love the plastic wand on this mascara, it separates and lifts my lashes too. This formula won’t give you drama or too much volume but like the Lancome Doll Eyes it will give you long, pretty flirty lashes. This is a great daytime option & it also works well under other mascaras as a first step to more voluminous lashes. I liked this a lot more than their Better Than Sex offering. It lasts all day on me without flaking and it is epic at holding a curl too.

New Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara

Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara*

This new release from Rimmel features a first-to-market patented shaker system that refreshes the volumising formula and promises to extend the life of your mascara. I’m not 100% sold on either claim, I will have to test it out further to make up my mind. Off the bat I will say that the packaging is noticeably heavier than any other mascara I have owned, it is so weighty. I like the wand and find the bristles grab my lashes and lay down a lot of product quickly. The jet black formula does have fibres in and these do help give your lashes length but I am not overly impressed with the volume. The formula is quite wet too and I found it hard to get a clump free finish, especially when applying more than one coat. I prefer the Scandal Eyes Mascara from Rimmel but it is cool to see brands pushing the envelope, however this isn’t the mascara for me.

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Reloaded Mascara

Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara 

The version I like out of the two Scandaleyes Mascaras is the Extreme Black one – I hate it when my mascara is not jet black and this version is super intense Black. The wand is perfect, big, tapered and the bristles work magic at giving your lashes volume like no other! This wand works the mascara in to every individual lash but without clumping them together, it lengthens and gives volume so it is an epic all round mascara. One of my favourite affordable mascaras for sure. Even with a few coats this doesn’t flake or weigh your lashes down, it has great staying power and of course I love the extreme black colour.

YSL The Shock Mascara

YSL The Shock Mascara*

This is the latest addition to my makeup bag and I am pretty excited about it. The packaging isn’t what I would have expected from YSL, it doesn’t look or feel as luxurious as the price tag but I am willing to overlook that because the product itself is amazing. The wand is quite long but not bulky, it gives volume and drama without having to apply layer upon layer. It does have a tendency to clump but if I apply whilst doing that magic trickery of wiggling the brush through my lashes it helps separate my lashes and ensure the product is applied from root to tip giving the ultimate high impact look. I love the jet black formula and think this is a fantastic mascara for evening and making the most of your natural lashes without the need to apply falsies.

What are your favourite mascara’s at the moment & have you tried any of the ones I have mentioned in my Mascara Line Up?

* This post contains PR samples

Baylis & Harding Gift Ideas

Baylis & Harding Gift Ideas

Baylis & Harding Gift Ideas

Yes this is a very last minute Mother’s Day themed post but that’s the fantastic thing about Baylis & Harding as it is readily available in most supermarkets. So if you’re still looking for a lovely gift or something else to add to your Mother’s Day surprise then you can still pop in and grab one of the gorgeous Baylis & Harding Gift Sets. They have quite a few to choose from this year, the two I am featuring are from the La Maison Linen Rose & Cotton Collection.

Baylis & Harding are a British family run business that specialise in stylish, designer-quality, luxury bath and body products that are affordable for everyone. Their products always make lovely, thoughtful gifts and I like that they’re available at a number of retailers. They make finding a gift for someone just that much easier.

Baylis Harding Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Baylis & Harding La Maison Linen Rose & Cotton Heart Gift Box

The first thing you notice about this set is that it comes packaged in the prettiest pale pink & silver heart shaped box, it looks super luxurious and feminine. This gift set comes with two pampering treats including a body cleanser & massage body balm lotion. This gift would be lovely for any Mum or loved one that likes to take a moment to themselves to relax and pamper. They have a pretty floral scent but the fresh cotton gives it a relaxing, fresh twist.

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BAYLIS AND HARDING LINEN ROSE AND COTTON

Baylis & Harding Linen Rose & Cotton Luxury Candles

This is a pretty set of three candles are infused with a subtle linen, rose and cotton scent. It is the perfect fresh but floral scent for Spring and this trio of candles come housed in silver, pale pink and cream jars inside in a beautiful gift box. What a lovely way to treat your Mum this Sunday

Baylis & Harding have a huge selection of gifts available this Mother’s Day & they’re available in Tesco, Asda, Argos, House of Fraser, Superdrug and Amazon!

Molton Brown: The Patisserie Parlour Gourmand Collection

Limited Edition Molton Brown Gourmand Collections

Limited Edition Molton Brown Gourmand Collections

London’s fragrance experts Molton Brown have released a beautiful limited edition collection just in time for Mother’s Day. The Patisserie Parlour is made up of three Gourmand scents, including

  • Exquisite Vanilla and Violet Flower
  • Delicious Rhubarb and Rose
  • Comice Pear and Wild Honey

All three scents have been expertly crafted with the very best seasonal ingredients sourced from the English countryside, celebrating the brands proud British heritage.

Molton Brown The Patisserie Parlour Collection

I’ve been trying out the trio of hand creams from the Gourman Collections that are available in a beautiful Spring Indulgences Hand Cream Gift Set£25. All three hand creams smells incredible and are perfect for Spring / Summer. This non greasy formula feels very hydrating and leave your hands feeling soft, smooth and comfortable. These 40ml sized tubes are an ideal size and will mean you will be able to leave one on your desk, by your bed and of course in your handbag.

So let Molton Brown take you on a journey through the English countryside this Spring.

Comice Pear & Wild Honey / London via Gloucestershire

‘An Orchard of pear trees, ripe with plump fruit. Rambling wildflowers scattered in the grass. The charming hum of honey bees. Melt into the warmth of sun-drenched English meadows.’

This has such a sweet, crisp scent and it very much reminds me of warm Summer evenings.

The fragrance opens with green leaves refreshed by hints of bergamot and layered with petals of gardenia. The heart reveals a juicy pear embellished by jasmine and lily of the valley, evolving into a base of mouth-watering honey, caramel and biscuit.

Molton Brown Hand Creams

Delicious Rhubarb and Rose / London via Yorkshire

‘A crimson summer tart. Freshly picked roses. Bowls of sugar, spice and all things nice. Treat your hands to a recipe of tart rhubarb with a citrus twist.’

This has a rich floral scent with a lovely zesty layer.

‘Rhubarb spikes a bitter top note assty fruits fizz with a citrus twist. These contrast with the sweetness of sugary tart in the base while gentle rose extract and vanilla bring to life the buttery pastry of dessert.’

Molton Brown The Patisserie Parlour Gourmand Collection

Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Hand Cream / London via Cornwall

‘A luxurious moisturising hand cream blended with white truffle extract and scented with floral notes of lily of the valley and magnolia.’

I live in Cornwall so I feel like this is the scent for me, it’s a pretty mix of Spring floral notes that are quite light but have a classic timelessness about them. This is going straight into my handbag.

This indulgent fragrance is blended with lily of the valley and star anise, enhanced by floral notes of magnolia and ylang-ylang for instant hydration. 

Why not Indulge your Mum with something from this limited edition Gourmand Collection, featuring a hand wash £18, hand lotion £23, hand cream £10 and a fantastic selection of gift sets available now at Molton Brown

Molton Brown is also stocked at John Lewis and larger Boots stores

•This post contains PR Samples.

Decleor QVC TSV Skin in Bloom Collection

Decleor 4 Piece Skin in Bloom QVC TSV

Decleor 4 Piece Skin in Bloom QVC TSV

Mark you calendars people! I’m excited to give you the heads up on this incredible Decléor 4 Piece Skin in Bloom Hydrating Collection.

QVC are renowned for its Today Special Value (TSV), they always manage to offer big brands with incredible savings and on Sunday 26th March (for 24 hours only) QVC will be launching a fantastic TSV from one of the world’s leading professional aromatherapy skincare brands, Decléor. They’re offering a fantastic 4 Piece Skin in Bloom Hydrating Collection* with a saving of £88. It is a fabulous collection for Spring! This would make a lovely belated Mother’s Day Gift or a treat for yourself.

Combining nature’s purest and most potent active ingredients, DECLÉOR scientifically selects and masterfully blends premium Essential Oils to deliver for each skin need, targeted and proven skincare solutions. Understanding that beauty and well-being are intrinsically linked, DECLÉOR offers a unique sensorial experience that visibly enhances the skin’s natural health and radiance.

This collection features some of decléor’s hero products and one of them is in their new supersize bottle! The great thing about this collection is you get a great selection of skincare and body care so you can refresh your routine ready for Spring.

Decleor Skin in Bloom TSV on QVC

Included in this collection you will get

  • Micellar Oil – I am a huge fan of this for removing my makeup and have spoken about it on my blog in the past. It effectively cleanses the skin and removes make-up including waterproof mascara, leaving skin clean and clear, comfortable, soft, supple, radiant and hydrated. A great product to help skin look radiant and refreshed. Skin loving ingredients include, sweet Almond Oil, rich in essential fatty acids, helps to strengthen and soothe the skin, and Vegetal Squalene (derived from Olive Oil) maintains optimal hydration levels for deep moisturisation and suppleness.
  • Aromessence Néroli Serum – This is an elixir of 100% pure and natural essential oils specially formulated to comfort and treat skin exposed to daily stress from the environment. It’s beautifully luxurious on the skin and it feels like your skin just drinks it up. With a NEW triple efficiency of the bitter orange tree; Aromessence Neroli Amara uses essential oils from the flower, fruit, leaves and twigs.
  • Hydra Floral Rich Cream – This has a lovely rich but lightweight formula and is the perfect moisturiser for Spring. It helps your skin look bright and smooth. As with all Decléor products it has a cocktail of skin loving ingredients including, Wild Pansy Extract, Samphire Extract and Neroli Essential Oil to provide your skin with 24 hour hydration, whilst Moringa Oleifera Proteins and Sunflower Extract gives protection against free radical damage and environmental aggressors.

Then you get a choice of either

  • Aroma Confort Systeme Corps Moisturising Body Milk – I have used up a couple of these body lotions these past few months. I find it’s lightweight enough to use in the morning and I don’t get that awful, heavy, icky sticky feeling under my clothes. Although it is lightweight it is still intensely hydrating and smoothing and a fantastic lotion to use on your legs after shaving because it is cooling and very calming. It has some lovely ingredients including coconut oil, meadowfoam oil and vitamin E. This is a huge supersize 400ml bottle so will last you ages!
  • Aroma Confort Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk – I love a gradual tan and this is going to be perfect for giving my skin a healthy subtle glow for Spring. Not only does this give you a golden glow but it’s also very hydrating. It includes, Magnolia Essential Oil to soothe the skin and help protect it from free radicals, Narcissus Bulb to help prolong a natural or fake tan and preserve the skin’s youthful appearance, and Vanilla Extract to protect the skin against external irritants. DHA – a sugar obtained by biotechnology. This is also in a 400ml supersized bottle so it will last you well into Summer

Decleor QVC Today Special Value

This set is worth £148 but will be on offer for just £59.98. Which is a saving of £88!

This Decléor QVC TSV will go live on Sunday 26th March 2017 at midnight so make sure you’re ready as these collections are very popular.

*This post contains PR Samples