Molton Brown Jasmine & Sun Rose Collection

Jasmine & Sun Rose Collection from Molton Brown

I love to switch up my perfume as the season’s change and I think this is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a new scent. So August saw Molton Brown release their stunning new Pretty Bold – Jasmine & Sun Rose Collection. This Collection celebrates being fearlessly feminine and looks to empower women and their individuality. The range centres around the starring note, the jasmine flower, which is both beautifully delicate yet exceptionally powerful. I think It’s the perfect scent to see us through the end of a beautiful Summer and take us into a crisp fresh Autumn.

Jasmine and Sun Rose Collection Molton Brown

The new Jasmine & Sun Rose fragrance is a mix of fruity and floral, layered with warm sexy feminine notes. It’s a real scent journey and I just love the boldness of the sharp fruity notes coupled with the more smooth and sexy notes of bergamot and musk. It is a real treat and I think it will be a great transitional scent as the seasons change.

As I mentioned this new collection is a celebration of fearless femininity and I’m totally onboard with that. I love anything that champions modern femininity. At its core, this Jasmine & Sun Rose collection is beautifully feminine but I also like that it has a rich, sexy, bold vibe to it too. I think it’s quite a contemporary feminine fragrance and one I think you’re going to love.

New Molton Brown Jasmine Sun Rose Collection

Opening with fresh Bergamot, Raspberry and soft Peach, the captivating scent is enhanced by a delicate heart of Rose, Jasmine and Osmanthus, before settling on a luxurious Patchouli and Musk base.

  • Top Notes: Bergamot, Raspberry, Peach
  • Heart Notes: Jasmine, Rose, Osmanthus
  • Base Notes: Labdanum, Patchouli, Musk

The peach and raspberry give this fragrance a real sweet fruitiness that has a juicy touch. The floral notes of osmanthus, jasmine and rose add a classic feminine layer whilst the notes of musk, patchouli and bergamot add that bold, modern sexy feel. This is a fragrance that works for day or night. When it is first spritzed you can really make out the fruity notes but once settled down the elegant, rich, sexy notes of musk and patchouli really come through.

Molton Brown Pretty Bold Jasmine Sun Rose

Molton Brown Jasmine & Sun Rose Collection

Bath & Shower Gel £20/€22

Jasmine & Sun Rose Eau de Toilette 100ml £69/€75

Jasmine & Sun Rose Eau de Toilette 50ml £45/€49

Jasmine & Sun Rose Body Lotion £25/€31

Jasmine & Sun Rose Exquisite Bathing Oil £39/€49

Molton Brown Luxurious Fragrance

The packaging for this collection is simply stunning & to illustrate the fragrance, Molton Brown has collaborated with acclaimed British artist Rhea Thierstein evoking the soul of this fragrance in her own piece of moving art. The bottles themselves are the classic Molton Brown deigns but the colours have a feminine peachy, pink hue and the gift boxes are just extra special. They look like a colourful marble effect and this is one box that I will be keeping, it really is too nice to throw away.

Molton Brown Jasmine Sun Rose Perfume

So if you like classic scents with a modern twist you need to check out this latest offering from Molton Brown. I’m going to pop into a store and treat myself to the bath & shower gel.

As always with fragrance I highly recommend popping into a store & giving it a test, I think it will make a gorgeous Summer/Autumn transitional scent and of course, Molton Brown products always make fantastic gifts.

Molton Brown’s Jasmine & Sun Rose Collection is available nationwide instore & online and also at select John Lewis Stores.

*this post contains PR samples

Masque Bar Peel Off Modeling Masks

masque bar lavender peel off mask

masque bar lavender peel off mask

I haven’t used a peel off mask in years and I think it felt like they fell out of favour in the beauty world, but it seems that they’ve made a come back in a big way. Although they are now slightly thicker, rubbery and peel off in one go!

As with so many recent beauty trends it seems this Modeling Mask craze is another that originated in the Korean Beauty Market and is gaining in popularity over here. Masque Bar who are available in Beauty Mart have created these handy face mask pots which are single use.

These rubberised masks are very easy and fuss free to use, you just add water to the powder and mix to create a paste which you smooth all over your face (I always use a clean foundation brush to apply) once on the skin the formula hardens to a rubber like finish, which makes it easy to peel off leaving you with glowy, refreshed skin.

Masque bar peel off mask

I have the Lavender version which is great for calming and soothing,

How to use

1) Add 7 spoonfuls of water and stir

2) Apply a thick, opaque, even layer to clean, dry skin

3) Avoid eye area, eyebrows, hairline, and lips

4) Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes or until completely dry

5) Gently peel off mask in a downward motion from outer edges and rinse off any residue with warm water.

I liked how cool it felt on my skin & it wasn’t uncomfortable whilst it hardened. I left the mask on for the recommended 20 minutes & then slowly peeled it off, it was easy enough to peel off & it didn’t tug at my skin. I rinsed the residue off my face with a damp flannel & my skin felt very smooth and refreshed.

New Masque bar face mask pots

I think these single use pots are great for travel and handy to have in your skincare stash as they keep for a really long time in their pots so you always have a mask on hand when you need a skin pick me up. If you enjoy a pamper & like to relax with a face mask then you need to try this new rubberised mask trend & let me know what you think.

These peel off Modeling Masks from Masque Bar are available in four options and all are aimed at specific skin concerns including, Collagen, Charcoal, Tea Tree and Lavender. They’re £4.99 each and available at Beauty Mart and Boots

*This Post Contains PR Samples

New Lancome Matte Shaker

Lancome Matte Shaker

Lancome Matte Shaker

Lancome Matte Shaker*

I wasn’t bowled over by the original Lancome Shaker’s simply because I just didn’t find myself reaching for them. I wasn’t excited to wear them and the colours I had were quite sheer. Now fast forward to the new Matte offering and it is a whole different ball game. These are pigmented, bold and OMG they have serious staying power.

So the idea is you shake these like a cocktail shaker so the cushion applicator soaks up the product – the more you shake the more product ends up on the sponge (so bare that in mind). So once you have shaken to your hearts content you then apply the liquid lipstick using the cute, handy cushion applicator (nub) which is pretty effortless to use. It gives you precision application and the formula is easy to work with, it dries down to feel lightweight, comfortable and gives the lips that on trend matte finish.

Lancome Matte Shaker Lip-Colour

Lancome describe the formula as ‘feeling like a second skin’ and I agree with them. Being someone that tends to shy away from matte finishes because they’re more often than not uncomfortable and dry on the lips but these Matte Shakers have changed my opinion & I have been enjoying wearing them.

‘A water-in-oil emulsion that’s formulated with a patented Ultra Thin Film technology to deliver weightless texture and a second-skin feel without sacrificing intense color payoff. And it has Vitamin E for comfortable, non-drying wear.’

The Matte Shaker comes in 7 beautiful shades

Magic Orange – vibrant orange
Beige Vintage – nude beige
Energy Peach – nude peach
Red’y in 5 – warm red
Kiss Me Cherie – brick red
Pink Power – magenta
Yummy Pink – bright pink

Lancome Matte Shaker Swatches

Kiss Me Chérie / Yummy Pink 

The two shades I have are beautiful, bold and pigmented and you’re able to build up the colour to be super intense. Once you apply these there is no shifting them and they have incredible staying power. Even after eating and drinking the colour is still there and not patchy. I’m beyond impressed and I am going to get one of the more everyday shades, I have my eye on the Beige Vintage Shade.

The Matte Shaker’s are available now nationwide and at www.lancome.co.uk for £19.50

  • This post contains PR samples

Rimmel Super Gel Beach Ready Collection

Rimmel Super Gel Nail Polishes

Rimmel Super Gel Nail Polishes

Rimmel Super Gel Beach Ready Collection* 

One thing I love about the warmer weather is wearing open toe shoes / sandals and having my toes painted a cute, fun Summery shade. Well it looks like Rimmel have me covered in that department. Their latest release are 5 vibrant Summer appropriate nail polishes quite aptly named the Beach Ready Collection.

Rimmel have had quite a few new product releases this year and for me many of them just haven’t lived up to the hype but I have been seriously enjoying these new Super Gel nail polishes. I do enjoy having my nails professionally done but like most people this just isn’t always possible and it can get very expensive so I’m always excited to try gel effect polishes especially when you don’t need to use a UV lamp to achieve that ultra glossy, long wearing mani. The new Super Gel polishes promise up to 14 day wear, chip resistant & no UV lamp needed.

New Rimmel Super Gel Beach Ready Collection

Coral Queen / Flamenco Beach / Dive Right In / Purple Splash / Sun Fun Daze

A Two-Step Gel Colour System For Salon-Style Nails

  • 2 Simple Steps
  • Up to 14 days of gel colour & shine
  • No UV lamp needed
  • Apply 1-2 coats of Super Gel colour, followed by Super Gel Top Coat to activate curing
  • The built-in base coat means there’s no need to prep nails to achieve a salon-perfect finish
  • Dries like a regular nail polish
  • Nails are given an incredible shine and a super-smooth durable gel finish that covers any nail imperfections
  • Easy to Remove

Rimmel Super Gel Nail Polish

All 5 shades needed to coats but that made the colour very vibrant and opaque. No streaks and the formula was easy to work with too. I would say that I didn’t get 14 day wear on my fingers but I did get 10 days on my toes. I opted for the Pink – Sun Fun Daze shade and it was super pretty and had a glossy glossy finish but the wear time just wasn’t fantastic.

I wouldn’t recommend these if you needed to rely on your manicure lasting for 2 weeks but the Super Gel range have some beautiful shades and as a nail polish they apply well too. I have to say I’m looking forward to using the bright Orange – Coral Queen shade on my toes it will look so cute at the beach.

  • This post contains PR samples