Friday, February 20

Bobbi Brown Hot Collection- Lips

For me, Spring Summer is all about the lips and in my opinion, the brighter the better. This month sees the launch of Bobbi Brown's Hot Collection, which amongst some pretty incredible cheek palettes and a rather divine eye palette, falls some of the most amazing lip products, perfect for Summer days and hot nights.

Inspired by Kate Upton's hometown in Florida, the tones in the collection are fun and playful and with three limited edition Sheer Lip Colours (£19.50) is the shades Berry, Pink and Orange and three limited edition Art Sticks (£19.50) in the shades Hot Berry, Hot Pink and Hot Orange, keeping the eyes simple with a flick of the Blackest Black Ink Liner and a coating of Bobbi's Smokey Eye Mascara, these lip products will be all you need to create an effortlessly hot look.

In my opinion, Pink works all year round and these perfect Pink and Berries are just a fun extension to carry on through to the Summer, however, I find Orange works best when the suns out and I'm a huge fan of these types of shades. Orange and Hot Orange are completely dreamy tones and I personally can't wait to wear them with an understated bronzed make up, be it at home or on holiday.

Currently only available exclusive in Bobbi Brown stores and Selfridges, the Hot Collection will go on further sale nationwide on February 27th.


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Thursday, February 19

Benefit Puff Off

As you can probably imagine, as a mum of a seven month old teething baby, rest is something I very much lack nowadays and my lack of downtime has definitely taken its toll on my eye area.

Days that I wake up without puffy eyes are few and far between and so the launch of Benefits Puff Off very much appealed to me.

Designed to "iron out" and smooth the look of puffy eyes and fine lines, this had my name all over it and I couldn't wait to give it a whirl.

Beforehand, I went down the route of more skincare based eye products, so I was interested to see Benefits take of a de-puffing, smoothing gel.

Puff Off works to cool, hydrate and smooth the under eye area both underneath and on top of make up, with a combination of the cool iron and the soft Pink gel with light defusing particles.

The first thing I noticed was that that iron designed tip was actually cool to the touch even before any product was released, which actually, I find very addictive and have found myself tapping on my eyes whilst writing this blog post. 

Applied directly from the cool tip and tapped in with my ring finger, I find the results are great with a brightened, fresher under eye area that is satin smooth to the touch. 

In terms of puffiness, which lets face is, beyond the cute packaging is what we're actually interested in, Puff Off definitely helps to reduce the look of puffiness and makes my eyes feel fresher, but I'm not too sure if there's much science behind it. The gel include a "peptide blend" which works with collagen to promote anti ageing, but I'm no expert and sadly I can't find too much information in regards to its use in the product.

Science or not, I really do like this product and applied on make up free days and on top of make up, it works equally well at smoothing and refreshing my under eyes which currently, is top of my cosmetic wish list.

  Available to buy now from Benefit stores and counters in the likes of House of Fraser, Puff Off costs £22.50 for 10ml.


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Tuesday, February 17

DKNY Delicious Delights

I've always been a fan of the sweeter things in life and fragrance is certainly no exception. In my opinion, the sweeter and fruitier the better and that's why I'm currently in love with the new DKNY Delicious Delights Eau de Toilettes.

I've been a fan of many of the previous Be Delicious scents and I know first hand from selling so many on board my flights, that so many girls are with me on this. There's something delightfully addictive about them and as if they couldn't get better, DKNY introduce Sorbet inspired scents- dreamy!

Fruity Rooty, Cool Swirl and Dreamsicle are the three new launches and they're each beautiful in their own right. Sweet and soft yet incredibly refreshing, they all offer different notes that offer a twist on the original scent.

Fruity Rooty opens with a blend of Blackberry, Blueberry and Mandarin and follows with a heart of Rose, Violet and Candied Apple Sorbet. With a base of Lily and Vanilla, this adds ever such a subtle floral tone which surprisingly compliments the scent extremely well.

Cool Swirl opens with top notes of Blackcurrant, Violet Leaves and Coconut Water and is followed by a heart of Magnolia, Jasmine and Pistachio Sorbet. With a base of Heliotrope, Musk and Patchouli, this is the the one that as a sorbet inspired fragrance, I didn't think I would like as much, but actually, it's really soft and very lovely.

Last but certainly not least, Dreamsicle has top notes of Mandarin, Raspberry and Blackcurrant and follows with a heart of Green Apple, Peach Nectar and Apricot Sorbet. Those notes totally steal my heart and with base notes of Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Vanilla, what's not to love? It's sweet but not too sickly and I can see myself wearing this a lot, particularly throughout the Summer months.

Launching in March, these 50ml bottles will cost £37.00 each.

I'd love to know whether you're a fan of DKNY Delicious fragrances, are you looking forward to the launch of Delicious Delights?

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