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

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

YSL Beauty Travel Minis

YSL Products in Travel Miniatures

YSL Products in Travel Miniatures

OK so not much gets me more excited than beauty minis, I know it is an exciting life I lead but you have to admit they’re just so flipping cute. When this bag of YSL Travel Minis * arrived on my doorstep I was ecstatic. I have a birthday trip booked for September and this set will be perfect to take with me, so I am saving everything for that.

For me when I was growing up, YSL was so well-known for its Black Opium scent, it is such a cult perfume and I’m sure everyone knows at least one person that wears it. Well included in my oh so sweet bag of minis is that iconic Black Opium fragrance and also their latest addition to the Opium family, Black Opium Floral Shock.

YSL Beauty Gift Sets

Black Opium Floral Shock Eau de Parfum 

I would say it is a modern more youthful twist on an iconic scent. Not only have YSL updated the scent but the pretty black glitter encrusted bottle has also had a revamp. The bottle is just as luxurious as the classic version but it now has subtle frosted pretty pink hues but it still looks just as glam rock!

  • Top notes – Bergamot Essence, Pear Accord, Freesia Accord
  • Heart notes – Orange Blossom Absolute, Golden Gardenia Accord, Solar-floral accord
  • Base notes – Coffee Accord, Sandalwood Accord, Vanilla

The fresh mix of fruity and floral scents work really well together and the addition of coffee is unusual but gives the scent a warmth that is quite sexy, while the vanilla and sandalwood offer both sweetness and luxury. I am in love with it and I think if you find the original a little too heavy and heady, this Floral Shock version will feel more fresh and youthful but still with that edginess you expect from YSL Opium.

YSL Beauty Travel Gift-Set

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer Blurring & Illuminating Primer

This is a lightweight primer with a nice gel consistency, formulated to smooth and blur pores and wrinkles which I have to say is a pretty accurate description. It is such a nice base for your foundation and is enriched with four nourishing oils—corn oil, apricot kernel oil, passiflora oil, and rice bran oil—to leave skin feeling incredibly soft without a greasy residue.

Not only does it help give your skin a soft focus finish but it also has subtle, tiny golden shimmer flecks which gives your skin luminosity and radiance. This is such a good product for people like me whose makeup tends to start looking a little dull after a while or whose makeup sinks into their fine lines. This is a really good primer for a special event or night out as it keeps your makeup looking fresh, flawless and in place for hours.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

How sweet is this mini YSL Lipstick! The packaging is beautiful and has the YSL logo embossed on their iconic gold packaging. The shade is 52 Rosy Coral and it is a vibrant pink, it’s a lovely flattering shade and it brightens up any makeup look. It’s the perfect Summer holiday shade. It’s a lovely lightweight, hydrating formula which feels very comfortable on the lips and has an easy to wear satin finish. I also really like that the Rouge Pur Couture range has SPF15. I’ve never tried a YSL lipstick before so this is a very exciting addition to my makeup stash. With this in my makeup bag I feel like a sophisticated woman who has her shit together.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Swatch

YSL Top Secrets Lip Perfector

This is a product I’ve also never tried from YSL. It is a 3 in 1 product and can be used as a primer, lip treatment or a lipbalm. It has a really comfortable non greasy formula and it gives the lips a nice glossy finish. It is clear and works well both under your lip colour as a nice smooth base which helps prolong the wear time of your lipstick or on top to give it a subtle glossy finish. I am for sure taking this away with me to Amsterdam as my fancy lipbalm!

What are your favourite mini products and do you have a drawer full of them just incase you need them for a trip?

To shop for your own YSL Minis and Gifts head to www.yslbeauty.co.uk

*This post contains PR samples

ghd Platinum Styler Premium Gift Set

ghd glitztheseason Party Hairstyle

ghd Luxe Copper Collection

ghd Copper Luxe Collection

ghd Platinum Styler Premium Gift Set

How gorgeous is the new ghd Platinum Styler Premium Gift Set! Its perfect for creating that glam party look. I adore my ghd’s and I have had them for over 10 years, I bought them as a gift to myself before I got married and I have used them almost daily since. I never hesitate to recommend ghd products as the quality is always impeccable and mine have never let me down.

This new luxe styler feels so sleek and lightweight, I often used my standard ghd’s to add a wave / curl to my hair but these actually have a rounded edge which makes achieving soft curls so much easier. They also come with some upgraded features including:-

  • Innovative tri-zone technology of ghd’s Platinum styler means that hair can be beautifully styled without causing any damage.
  • Specially-designed plates that keep the temperature consistent, hair is left 20% shinier and with 50% less breakage
  • Styling is also improved with the Platinum, as the wishbone hinge gives you higher control over waves, curls or poker straight locks.

limited edition copper luxe ghd

Inside this limited edition gift set you, of course, get the copper hair styler, a gorgeous copper luxe storage bag which also doubles up as a heat mat (very handy indeed) and two limited edition festive Nails Inc. nail polishes in Fierce Copper and a Copper Luxe.

ghd glitztheseason Party Hairstyle

GHD challenged me to create a party hair look so I thought about what I could create using the new Platinum Styler and decided to go with a simple wave and added some beautiful mettalic / eembellishedhair accessories.

For this look I was 100% chanelling my inner Jennifer Lawrence.

I started by spraying the ghd heat protect spray to damp hair and left my hair to dry naturally, whilst I applied my makeup. That way I find my hair is more glossy and has less flyaways.

ghd glitztheseason hair tutorial

Then I took my hair in small sections and straightened each part with the hair styler.

Using the curl spray I spritzed a little all over my hair and twisted a small section of hair on each side of my parting, securing the hair with a cute metallic jewelled clip. This does not have to look neat and tidy, infact I think it looks better a little messy and lived in.

ghd party hairstyle

glitztheseason ghd party hair tutorial

After these sections were in place I used my straighteners to curl the length, not doing it in any order but just putting small sections in at a time to ensure there was a nice amount of movement.

Using the ghd final shine spray I spritz a little from the root to ends all the way round just to give my hair a nice glossy finish.

I then discovered a pot of glitter and stars and what is a party hair look without a little extra sparkle, so I added a little through my parting – this was just a bit of fun but I actually liked how it looked.

Simple GlitzTheSeason Hair Tutorial

* This post is a collaboration with ghd but all the views and opinions are my own