Previse DermApothecary Skincare

Previse Marine Skincare

Previse Marine Skincare

New to the UK & exclusive to Harvey Nichols, Previse Skincare has launched ‘six, plant-based, unscented skincare products specially formulated with dermatologists, free of artificial fragrance and essential oils. The ZeroFragrance line is crafted for a growing majority of shoppers demanding clean-beauty options.’ So if you’re trying to incorporate cleaner beauty products into your routine this is a line you need to check out.

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been trying 3 products from this new range all three come packaged in clean looking, simple green and white packaging. It is quite practical and understated and you might think it is a little basic for the price tag, but Previse has kept it simple so they aren’t wasting their budget on unnecessary packaging focusing instead on the quality of the actual products themselves. This is becoming quite a trend in the beauty world as more brands like Deciem are adopting this scaled-back approach to packaging, I love it & fully approve.

Luxury Skincare From Previse

Marine Granules Skin Brightening Botanical Scrub

This gentle exfoliator blends fossilised algae with jojoba and botanical extracts to gently buff the skin. This has a gel-like texture with lots of very fine scrubbies which exfoliate away all the dirt and grime your skin clings on to from the day. It leaves skin feeling smooth without being abrasive. I love using an exfoliator, they’re so satisfying and this one from Previse stimulates cell renewal and gives your skin a healthy, fresh glow.

You can even mix this Marine Granules with your favourite cleanser to give it a boost so you can cleanse and exfoliate all at once. Such a great idea! I even use it on the backs of my hands just to pep them up and remove dead skin to help them look smooth and rejuvenated.

Vegan Skincare from Previse

Purify Hydrating Skin Cleanser

This pH balanced cleanser is so gentle and feels refreshing on the skin, it removes makeup with ease. It is enriched with marine algae and botanical extracts to help gently remove excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells without drying out your skin. It is a great daily cleanser which can be used morning or night. It has slotted right into my skincare regime and because it’s unscented, mineral oil and paraben free I know it won’t irritate my skin or break me out.

Previse Body Mist Skin Nourishing Body Oil

Body Mist Skin Nourishing Body Oil

This is my hero product for Spring/Summer. I have a wedding coming up and have been using this oil daily so I can have bare legs and they will look healthy and feel super smooth. This Bodymist is rich in ‘Vitamin E Oil and features, eco-certified sunflower and botanical oil extracts for long-lasting non-greasy comfort. This plant-based body oil includes sustainably sourced oils that are naturally rich in vitamin E to promote supple, elastic skin. Apply to wet or dry skin for a healthy, radiant and shimmering glow.’

I apply it liberally, focusing mainly on my legs and really take time to massgae it in. This oil gives them a healthy sheen, It dries down quickly and you can get dressed right away without feeling or looking greasy. If body lotions & butter leave your skin feeling tacky you might find a body oil works better for you, an oil hydrates and smoothes without that greasy, tacky feeling.

Previse Plant Based Skincare

Previse Hydrating Skin Cleanser

Previse ZeroFragrance features six products which include: Marine Granules Skin Brightening Botanical Scrub, MommyBalm Stretch Mark Cream, BodyMist vitamin E Body Oil, HydroFoam Rejuvenating Hyaluronic Moisturizer, Purify Hydrating Marine Cleanser, and SOS SkinRescue Healing Salve.

The Previse ZeroFragrance range is available now from the Beauty Hall at Harvey Nichols & online at www.harveynichols.com

*This Post Contains PR Samples

CND Vinylux Weekly Polish The Nude Collection

CND Vinylux Nail Polishes

CND Vinylux Nail Polishes

CND Vinylux – The Nude Collection

I am aware that we are well into Spring & brighter, more colourful nail polishes would be more appropriate, but I’m a that girl who just loves to wear nudes. They always look fresh, elegant and work with every outfit. So I make no apologies for declaring my love for the CND Vinylux Nude Collection. Although their new Chic Shock Spring Collection is BEAUTIFUL.

I have two polishes from the recent Nude Collection ‘Unlocked’ & ‘Unearthed’ which are very different but still very classic nudes.

Unearthed – A warm tone brown.

Unmasked – A medium tone brown.

Unlocked – A light tone brown.

Uncovered – A warm nude pink.

CND Vinylux The Nude Collection

CND Vinylux Neutral Nail Polish Swatched

Unearthed // Unlocked 

These polishes are quite thick but they apply smoothly and easily. The brush is the perfect size, its short and wide which I find super quick and fuss free to use. I applied two coats of both polishes so the colour looked even and opaque. They dried very quickly and I didn’t have to wait long at all to apply the topcoat & I think this is when the magic happens.

The Vinylux Weekly polish Top Coat is incredible, it gives a high shine finish and the quality looks as good as a professional nail salon but best of all my nail polish lasted chip free for almost the 7 days. This is no mean feat as I work with my hands crafting & they usually get scuffed so easily, but this topcoat meant my manicure remained intact with no unsightly chips for 6 solid days. I was very, very impressed. The high shine finish didn’t dull either. This topcoat is a serious winner and I am going to use it on top of all my manicures from now on.

CND Vinylux Weekly Polish The Nude Collection

Vinylux™ – weekly, chip-resistant wear, fast-drying, two-step application, brilliant shine which lasts without the need for a base coat. Increased durability with natural light.

CND products are available from pro nail salons and on-line at cultbeauty.com to find a pro salon near you, go to lovecnd.com

New Baylis & Harding Sensitive & Natural Hand Wash

New Releases From Baylis & Harding

Baylis & Harding Luxury Han Wash

Baylis & Harding Hand Wash

I have been using Baylis & Harding products for years, they’re fantastic quality, very affordable and stocked in so many shops. I tend to get mine in the supermarket whilst I am doing my weekly shop, which is very convenient. It also looks like I’m not alone in being a big fan of their products as one in two households in Britain use them too!

Founded in 1970, Baylis & Harding is a family business based in the Heart of England. From humble beginnings to an award winning, international success with luxury products in one in two UK households, Baylis & Harding’s story is one of hard work, passion and determination founded on strong family values.

So I’m excited to let you know Baylis & Harding have some wonderful new product releases. This month sees the launch of two new dermatologically tested hand washes which I have been putting to the test. One is SENSITIVE with calendula extract, geranium oil and vitamins B5 & E and the other NATURAL with oatmeal, milk & honey.

Both come in the signature Baylis & Harding style 500ml pump bottles. These are seriously big bottles and are fantastic to have by the kitchen sink or in the bathroom which gets used the most because these will last you months & months. I work from home and I’m constantly washing my hands, my bottles have lasted up to 4 months which is incredible.

Natural Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Cream Hand Wash

This natural, creamy hand wash is gentle and nourishing for your hands. It gives your hands a deep clean without leaving them feeling dry or tight. This also has the nicest sweet, fresh scent, subtle notes of vanilla, amber and sandalwood and every time I use it it makes my bathroom smell wonderful.

  • Blended with Oatmeal, Milk & Honey
  • Naturally kind to hands
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Suitable for all the family to use every day
  • Not tested on animals

With skin boosting natural ingredients including extracts of oatmeal, milk & honey for a naturally delicate scent, it’s suitable for all the family to use every day. This has become a firm favourite in my house!

New Hand Wash from Baylis & Harding

Calendula Extract, Geranium Oil and Vitamins B5 and E. Hand Wash

This hand wash has been dermatologically tested to be gentle even on the most sensitive of skins. It has delicate fresh uplifting scent and more importantly it’s free from nasties.

This hand wash contains no artificial perfume and no colours, it gently cleans hands without causing irritation. Lightly fragranced with delicate natural geranium oil which gives it a lovely Spring/Summer feel. It has the additional moisturising benefits of Vitamin E, Vitamin B5 and soothing calendula extract, it is a mild formulation clinically proven to be suitable for sensitive skin.

Keep your eye out for these brand new formulas in your local supermarkets & let me know which one you pick up.

Sensitive is available in Tesco, Asda & Waitrose. Natural will be stocked at Asda and Waitrose RRP £2.15

 

*This Post Contains PR Samples

Michael Buble By Invitation Rose Gold EDP

By invitation rose gold edition

New Michael Bublé-By-Invitation Rose Gold Fragrance

I dubbed the original By Invitation fragrance from Michael as my favourite discovery of 2016, it was a really sexy fresh scent and encapsulated luxury and so I’m so excited that Michael Bublé is back with a new version, this latest release from Michael is just as luxurious and has a real Spring/Summer feel to it.

If, like me, you often overlook ‘Celebrity Fragrances’ I urge you to give this one a go. Unlike most celebrity endorsed products Michael Bublé himself was actually an integral part of every aspect of both fragrances and I have to say this new Rose Gold edition is something very special and has that touch of glamour and luxury you’d expect from the man himself.

Michael Buble’s new ‘By Invitation Rose Gold’ is a Floral Oriental Gourmand. A charming, feminine fragrance, it’s sensual, glamorous and combines a variety of luxurious warm, floral tones. This fragrance is very charming and elegant and it not only has a very layered, luxurious mix of notes it is a bottle that will look stunning on your vanity.

By Invitation Rose Gold Perfume

By Invitation Rose Gold EDP 

This beautiful new By Invitation Rose Gold is a Floral Oriental Gourmand. A charming, feminine fragrance – it’s sensual, glamorous and combines a variety of luxurious warm, floral tones. It’s a tender, modern sophisticated scent and I think it’s an ideal Spring/Summer perfume.

Starting with sophisticated top notes of radiant magnolia, red fruits and Granit pear, By Invitation Rose Gold has the tenderness of a rose and peony heart, with a hint of black plum. With a lingering praline and vanilla base – and just a touch of precious spice – the fragrance is charming and elegant.

This perfume has quite an unusual mix of notes, it’s a Floral Oriental Gourmand so you can make out the sweetness of the pear and red fruits which give it a Summer feel. The beautiful rose and peony give you a familiar fresh and floral scent whilst the black plum, praline and vanilla give it a warm, sweet but sexy twist and I just love the hint of precious spice that adds a very modern layer to this perfume. Your senses are really taken on a scent journey with this perfume and I just love it.

NEW Michael Bublé By Invitation Rose Gold Perfume

We have to discuss the stunning packaging and bottle, both of which have such a luxurious feel to them. The jewellery inspired bottle is a nod to the original By Invitation fragrance, I think this new Rose Gold release has a more contemporary feel as Rose Gold is very on trend.

I really like the way the bottle is suspended in the centre of a metal rose gold circle (which is designed to resemble premium jewellery), it looks extremely sophisticated and very elegant. The perfume also has a soft blush pink tint to it which makes it look very feminine and sexy. The bottle is weighty and there is such a luxurious feel to this design, and I think the bottle is quite unusual for a perfume bottle. You can tell a lot of time and work went into developing both the fragrance and the iconic bottle.

Michael Buble Rose Gold Perfume

Bublé By Invitation Rose Gold Perfume

Michael Bublé’s By Invitation Rose Gold is available in two sizes

 30ml Eau de Parfum – £29 – perfect for a handbag for use on the go

100ml Eau de Parfum – £55 – a beautiful bottle, suited to any dressing table

*This post contains PR Samples