Themed Thursday – Fresh as the morning dew

Indulge in some pampering and beauty luxury today, as you search out products that are as fresh as the morning dew.

For a sensuously scented experience, try Estée Lauder Youth Dew Perfumed Body Creme, a delicate product with a captivating scent, combining opulent flowers, delicious spices and precious woods, that result in a lavish feeling.EL_YDPerBC

DoaGa_DolceEDTAnother delicate aroma that will uplift you all day is Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Floral Drops Eau de Toilette, a rich yet fresh floral scent that features top notes of Neroli leaf and papaya flower, a heart of white Amaryllis, white daffodil and white waterlily, and a base that blends cashmeran, musk and sandalwood.

For a refreshing morning wake-up, there’s Le Couvent des Minimes Botanical Recipe of the Morning Shower Dew. This will gently cleanse and awaken your skin with golden scent of crisp apple, citrus and mint. Use in the shower or bath to refresh and condition your skin this is suitable for men and women.LCdM+BoRaShG

MoBro_WMShwOr go for Molton Brown Water Mint Bodywash. This combines Croatian water mint with buchu extract and cardamom, to give ultra-chilled cleansing, that will help put the daily grind on ice. Wild water mint extract has antioxidant protection, buchu extract is deodorising, and cardamom oil is smoky and sweet, giving a product that is positive, liberating and crisp.MissSp_GLESh

And make sure your eyes shine, with Miss Sporty Fabulous Glossy Eyeshadow, a buildable shadow that blends easily into the skin to give you a brigtened, high shine look. Glide it across the eyelid for eyes that look illuminated. This has a lightweight formula that is easy to wear, giving you a glossy finish.


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Sweet of heart

In need of a scent boost to get you through the rest of the week, and beyond? Then read on.

Invest in a bottle of Shay & Blue Black Tulip and prepare to become obsessed.

This is a perfume that’s a bit spicy, a bit sweet – courtesy of notes of white chocolate – and totally decadent while also being utterly wearable.

A signature floral statement. Snowdrops and cyclamen lend a note of floral freshness that opens into velvety black tulips and plum. The creamy vanilla warmth of white chocolate and soft woods leave an elegant impression.

• Top Note – Snowdrops and cyclamen bring instant floral freshness
• Heart Note – Black tulip and plum bring a rounded richness to the heart of the composition
• Base Note – White chocolate and soft woods for a smooth finish.

Handcrafted in England with real flowers, fruit and spices, the Black Tulip scent was created in 2017 by Julie Massé, Perfumer, and Dom De Vetta, Founder. The brand does not test on animals, and you can find them on the PETA list of cruelty-free companies.

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Dare to bare, or prudy square?*

Nude can be good!

Minds out of the gutters people; I’m talking chic, barely-there cosmetics, not actually no-clothes nudity. It’s February, in Scotland, for heaven’s sake!

But you can indulge in some shameless bareness this weekend with the Naked 2 Palette from Urban Decay, which was the follow-up to their super-successful original Naked Palette.

With twelve tantalising taupe** shadows, including five brand new shades, from shimmery nudes to smokey black there will undoubtedly be a few that tickle your fancy.

Your shadows also come protected in a sleek taupe tin complete with a large mirror, full-sized double-ended brush and a mini Lip Junkie Lip gloss in ‘Naked’.

Now go and find someone who will appreciate your naked state.

*say what?

** nudity references AND alliteration; I’m extra thrilled today!

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Float peacefully

Had a tough week? Then rest and relax when the weekend comes.

SenSpa Thai Rituals Float Away Bath Soak lets you visit the beaches of Thailand from the comfort of your own bathroom.

thai_rituals_bath-soakIt combines fragrant essential oils and skin-soothing hibiscus for total relaxation, and also has bamboo shoot and frangipani extracts with neroli, ylang ylang and jasmine essential oils.

This bath soak offers you a relaxing and uplifting moment, while skin conditioning organic hibiscus extract leaves your skin gently cleansed and scented.


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Coney Island, baby

As we ease into Spring, it is a time for starting to think about summer sunshine, fairgrounds and cocktails. Yes?

Embrace the vibe with a coat of Essie Nail Polish in Mint Candy Apple.

This polish is a light mint green nail colour with a creamy opaque finish. Perfect in any season, don’t be fooled by its sweet exterior, this apple bites back.

Key features:
– Intense rich colour with high coverage
– Wide brush for quick, easy and smooth application
– High shine with a glossy finish
– Professional long-lasting, chip resistant formula.

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What makes you happy?

As we reach the weekend, and approach a change of season, is there time to slow down and think about how are you feeling?

Maybe you’re tired and happy to continue to hibernate, perhaps you’re excited for warm summer nights and the oncoming wedding and fun season, or maybe anxiety has got you feeling jittery.

No matter what end of this emotional spectrum you’re on, do you have tips for boosting your mood, or slowing the mind?

Maybe it’s a long walk, a slow shower, or a quiet face mask.

Let me know in the comments below.

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Fast Friday – Dare to be different

If you’re in the market for a new scent, read on.

Jimmy Choo Illicit Flower is a fresher EDT version of the bestselling perfume.

Let it win your heart, thanks to its summery and sensual blend of notes.JC_IF

Created for a graceful woman, unafraid to toy with the rules but who never goes too far, the fragrance opens with voluptuous notes of apricot, zest of mandarin and the floral notes of freesia. In the heart, enhanced by a vibrant duo of grapefruit flower and jasmine, the ultra-feminine rose weaves her charms, whilst delicately wrapped in a soft and sensual musk. In the base, sensual woody notes of cashmeran meet the creaminess of sandalwood to perfectly close the fragrance.

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Themed Thursday – Silver linings are everywhere

For a gentle nod to the metallic trend that’s always subtly orbiting the world of beauty, think subtle silver.

Achieve nail nirvana with Barry M Instant Nail Effects Foil, an amazing addition to the range of Nail Paints, that gives a luxurious foil finish previously only acheived from a salon manicure. It only requires one coat and is very quick drying.BarMNP

FaMonEShFor an eye-catching effect, there’s FashionistA Mono Eyeshadow in ‘Silver Lining’, a creamy and luxurious shadow that can be built up slowly to create depth of colour.

Add to the look with 2True Glitter Mascara in ‘Silver’. Perfect for putting the final touches to party looks, this quick drying mascara glides on easily and delivers a sparkle-a-plenty silver glitter finish, and can be used on its own or layered over favourite mascara shades to catch the light and help you shine like a star.TtGMa

NYCEyLTo create a subtle finish, experiment with NYC Liquid Eyeliner in ‘Silver Light’, which infuses your eyes with the intensity they crave. This liner can do fine or bold lines without fuss.

Dove_Cool_Silver_APAnd boys can get in on the silver scene too, with

Dove® Men+Care® Cool Silver Antiperspirant which is specifically designed to give men protection; without compromise. Its unique formula combines one of the most effective ingredients for 48-hour protection against odour and wetness with non-irritant 1/4 moisturiser technology.


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Ice, ice baby

Tired, dry eyes will love the mix of Arctic peptides, algae and pure Icelandic water in Skyn Iceland Brightening Eye Serum.

A supercharged eye primer serum designed to optimise the immediate de-puffing, line-smoothing, eye-brightening benefits of hydro cool firming eye gels while providing targeted wrinkle repair, intense hydration and improved elasticity over time.

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Dream big

Today we’re talking hair, more specifically, good hair days.

Let’s talk the best hair you’ve ever had, the hair you wish you had, or celeb hair crushes.

Photo by Kareya Saleh on Unsplash

If you love the hair you have, share that, too!

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