A monstrously good fragrance

If you fell for the Nina Ricci Monsters fragrance in the post on Saturday, you might also want to meet Nina Ricci Luna Monsters Eau de Toilette.

Another in the Little Monsters set of scents, this irresistible little monster scent is For Luna, a juicy pineapple infused with lime.


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Just another manic Monday*

As the work week gets underway, I usually try to wear something that will cheer me up, and keep at least one happy memory of the weekend at the forefront of my mind – at least until I walk through the office door, and reality strikes.

I also wear perfume as a shield against my low Monday mood – I wear scent pretty much every day, but definitely give myself an extra douse when I feel down.

So, my question today is, what beauty steps do you follow when you need a boost, what do you use to ward off negative vibes, gives yourself that moment of calm, or just to cheer yourself up? From blusher to scent; nail polish to that perfect flick of eyeliner.

*inspired by this classic.

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Put your happy face on

For a seemingly weird way to get clean skin, apply a Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask and see the effects.

While on the surface, it may seem counter-intuitive to add charcoal in order to clean, this truly does the job.

Formulated with charcoal to detoxify and clean pores, the single-use paper mask is perfect for those times when your skin needs a serious deep cleaning. Plus it’s a black mask – so selfie chic!

This is a single-use paper mask which can be adjusted around the eyes, nose and mouth to fit the curves of your gorgeous face.

Yes To Tomatoes naturally derived formulations blend powerful fruit extracts with other ingredients to help keep combination skin balanced and clear.

Job done.

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The good kind of monster

For a fragrance with strength and a sense of fun, look out for Nina Ricci Monsters Eau de Toilette.

Liberate the little monster slumbering in you! Nina Ricci is working with the Brazilian duo Ana Strumpf and Guto Requena to transform the label’s iconic apple into irresistible little monsters.

This is For Nina, a scent of sparkling pear wrapped in cotton candy, one to fall hard for.

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Fast Friday – Here we go, here we go, here we go

Give the man in your life a scent to fall in love with as work week turns into weekend.

Hugo Boss Bottled United Eau de Toilette is the olfactory encapsulation of an inner-city football pitch, combining the freshness of the outdoors with the urban warmth of woody notes.

Wild buchu plant notes open an invigorating game and are energized by fresh spearmint. Sensual and warm woody notes round up the scent to give sensuality and strength.

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Themed Thursday – The sky is the limit

Set your sights high today, as you add some sky-inspired items to your beauty shortlist.

ColEyTFor a strong look for your peepers, there’s Collection Work The Colour Trio Eyeshadow in Sky High 6. These shadows deliver an injection of intense colour. Each set comes with an applicator sponge and handy hints and the trios are perfectly packaged with two powder pigments and one multi-purpose cream highlighter. The two iridescent eyeshadows can be layered on the longer-lasting cream highlighter using it as a base for a kaleidoscopic colour injection or use the shadow alone for a shot of tantalising tint.

Or go for a pale and interesting finish, thanks to Collection Work The Colour Shadow Pencil in Vanilla Sky. Work the colour your way with this velvety soft blendable eyeshadow pencil that gives instant high quality colour. It’s an easy to use soft sharpenable pencil with an eyeshadow core.ColCoEYP

LOrLGGive your lips a boost with L’Oreal Paris Infallible Gloss in Sky is the limit XTREME 504. Billed as a No Compromise gloss. The formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid and shine colour pigments, leaving lips hydrated lips with a high level of shine for a glossy look, without stickiness. The lip shaper applicator contours and hugs lips for a perfect pout, all day.

BaMGNaPSBlAnd nail the look with a coat of Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in 37 – Sky Blue. Achieve the salon look in the comfort of home. This polish is designed to provide a professional, high shine, intense pigment finish. Nails look plumper and smoother, thanks to the thicker polish formula.

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Gaining your independence

As it’s 4th July, I thought today would be a good time to ask: what is your favourite American beauty product or overall brand?

Let me know in the comments.

Happy American Independence Day to all those celebrating today!

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