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

MeMeMe Long Wear Satin Lip Cream

 

Trio of Lipsticks

MeMeMe are a brand I’m familiar with & have a number of their products in my collection, their Shimmer Stack in Bronze is a particular favourite of mine and so too is their Flawless Cream Foundation. MeMeMe offers quality products at affordable drugstore prices. Their products look and feel luxurious & they have been adding lots of new products to their range but perhaps more excitingly, they now sell internationally. So if you’re outside the UK you can get your hands on their range.

Me Me Me Lipsticks

Me Me Me Lipsticks

More recently I’ve enjoying using these beautiful Long Wear Satin Lip Creams* and thought it was about time I let you know all about them.  All three shades I have come in chic black packaging & the bullets themselves feel luxurious & sturdy. These Satin Lip Creams all apply so easily on the lips, no tugging or clinging to dry patches. They apply like a lip balm and feel very comfortable, smooth and hydrating.

  • Persian Pink – A true nude shade
  • China Rose – A dusky nude pink
  • Hot Magenta – A very bright pink with blue undertones

These lipsticks are enriched with Shea Butter & Vitamin E so they will keep your lips moisturised and feeling smooth. I will say that they’re very buttery and so bear that in mind when applying, you don’t need to press too hard otherwise you’ll apply too much product & I have heard a few people say their lipstick snapped. Just be gentle.

Another thing that may put some people off is the vanilla scent, I don’t mind it & think it smells quite nice but I know vanilla / sweet scents aren’t for everyone.

These have a nice glossy sheen to them & look beautiful on. With them being lip creams they don’t have massive staying power, they do last about 2-3 hours but if you eat / drink you may want to touch up. I found the Hot Magenta needed re applying a little more than the more neutral colours but that might just be because it’s brighter & more noticeable when it starts wearing off.

Hot Magenta is a beautiful bright colour but I did find it a little more tricky to wear, but it is a cute party colour & it might just be my Festive Party Lipstick of choice, I think It will look cute. Its not a colour I would wear during the day (but I’m a wimp when it comes to bright shades). Persian Pink & China Rose are both everyday colours I would say China Rose works better with my pale complexion and it made me look put together but still a nice natural subtle colour & its the shade I have had in my handbag. It definitely my favourite of the 3.

In terms of being long wear, I wouldn’t say these are a particularly great example of that but they are very wearable, pretty lipsticks that may need reapplying every 3 hours or so.

The Long Wear Satin Lip Cream comes in 10 shades & cost £8.50 each

Three Me Me Me Lipsticks

Me Me Me Lipstick Swatches

MeMeMe is available online at www.mememecosmetics.com

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Great Summer Lip Product

This is a quick post to say i really like the new Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm Peach Sheer Tint SPF15 (wow thats a mouth full). Love this has SPF in.

I have been an avid user of carmex and have many a little yellow tin in every handbag, so when i saw these Carmex Stick lip balms with a tint to them i had to try it out. They are moisturising and the tint is a nice colour just be mindful that its not a lipstick and it doesn’t have the staying power of one. You will get a nice peace sheen to your lips which will stay about 30mins or so.

They are really moisturising and make your lips feel fresh. They also smell nice and sweet. I like my lip balms to have a scent to them esp ones for the summer.  The fact it has SPF 15 in is a big plus for me as i am really keen on using products with protection in them. It also has Aloe Vera and Vitamin E in both of which are very soothing and great for summer, when you lips tend to get dry with the heat.

You can buy this at Boots for £4.49 and you get 2g of product. All in all its a great inexpensive summer lip tint and I have been enjoying using it. I like that its in a stick with a twist up. Just dont twist it up to far as it can get stuck.

bareMinerals READY Blush in Aphrodisiac

So before I purchased my NARS Deep Throat Blush from SpaceNK I popped in to the  Bare Escentuals store in Covent Garden and had a wee look at their new pressed eyeshadows. I really liked them but talked myself out of buying any due to the fact i have so many new eyeshadows to try. But i did leave the store with two purchases. The first being a super sweet Buxom Plumping Lip Gloss in the color bambi (can’t seem to find this colour on their website). Which isn’t like me at all I am not a pure pink lip gloss kinda gal. But the MUA in their had this shade on and it looked so fresh and sweet so i was won over. The other purchase was one of their new Bare Minerals READY blushes in the colour The Aphrodisiac.

This blush is a really perfect shade for a subtle hint of colour. Just enough for a flushed look. The formula of these blushes seem quite soft and creamy and is SO much easier to work with compared to their Mineral range. I’m too clumsy and heavy handed to deal with mineral anything i get it everywhere and is so hard to travel with. You end up in such a mess with product everywhere.

The packaging is not unlike NARS with the velvet esk feel to the compact case. Although inside you get a little more product. You do get 6g of Blush for £22 which i think is OK for a special purchase. I do not by any means spend this much often on anything but a foundation. I am super happy with my choice of colour and find it to be a sweet coral peach colour with a hint – not a lot of shimmer.It looks a lot more shimmery in the pan. So do not be put off.  The colour is build-able and you can make it quite an intense peach colour if you wanted a more dramatic look. I have’t used the brush it comes with & tend not too. I am so going to go back and add a few other colours to my collection. They claim the mineral colour will last up to eight hours – quite a claim. I will put it to the test.

bareMinerals READY Blush in The Aphrodisiac

The lip gloss i am yet to photograph or really test. I have worn it a few times and the colour pay off is fantastic and makes my lips tingle but can’t say for sure yet if it is plumping. I will review that in a few weeks. Do you own any Bare Minerals products? I am quite interested in their skincare. I just wish there was a shop near by that sold it. :o(

bareMinerals READY Blush in The Aphrodisiac

I like to think the products I use are good for my skin but often you just don’t know. With bareMinerals they have quite a good policy on good skin care and the ingredients they include in their products. Makes me want to learn more and add more to my collection.