Sunday, 21 December 2014

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Tip: The Body Shop

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Tip: The Body Shop
I've had such a hectic last full week of work, so I'm not doing my planned Sunday favourites post today as I'm not even sure what my favourites were (sleep probably, although I didn't get enough of it.) So let's chat a little about the The Body Shop Christmas products this year. They've changed their Christmas product line-up quite a bit - I am very sad to see the Ginger Sparkle products go (it was the best Christmas scent), but luckily they replaced it with a new and delicious Vanilla Brûlée range. It smells exactly like crème brûlée - so yum! Another newbie is the Glazed Apple scent, which is super sweet and sugary. I was doing some last minute Christmas shopping yesterday and passed by my local The Body Shop store and noticed a second product for 50% off  promo happening with some of the new Christmas products,  although I don't think it applies on gift sets. So if you still need to fill some Christmas stockings.. Three days left!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

A Festive Plum Look

A Festive Plum Look
Lately I've really been enjoying doing these kinds of posts that feature eye looks & show off some of the products that I've been liking. It took some bickering with the lighting in my house to find a good set-up with my new camera, but I now finally feel happy with the results! Today I'm showing you a look that I find perfect for wearing to dinner parties or cocktails with friends, although I must admit that I took pictures for this post in the morning and wore the look the whole day through. It survived grocery shopping, lunch, napping (I'm all for naps), Christmas tree decorating & a long dinner party. How great is that? The look is created around the Guerlain Ecrin 2 Couleurs in Cygne Noir, which is part of the Guerlain Christmas collection this year. Although I didn't deem it the most special piece in the collection, it turned out to be quite pretty.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Getting Into Running

Getting Into Running
If you've been following my favourite posts and my Instagrams, you'll have noticed that I've been trying to get back into running shape. My goal is to run 5km in one go without feeling like I'm going to collapse afterwards - yes I know that for some of you this probably sounds super easy. So instead of just going running randomly like I used to, I am following a well thought out plan with different stages. It hasn't been very easy sadly as my never-ending cold has been keeping me inside, but I'm trying to pick up again now that I've been feeling a little better. Even without being sick it can be such a struggle to find the courage to face the cold and often rainy weather, so I've been using a few tricks to keep myself excited about my goals. And one of them just might be wearing excessively pink running gear..

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The Ultimate La Petite Robe Noire Experience

The Ultimate La Petite Robe Noire Experience
I've been in love with La Petite Robe Noire for a couple of years now - it's such a strong, powerful & feminine scent that I love to wear on all sorts of occasions. There are a handful of scents I choose from when I need to feel confident and this is definitely one of them. The scent also becomes really fun when you know that pretty limited edition bottles are happening every year, which make the perfect gifts for La Petite Robe Noire addicts. I've been buying Chanel fragrance hair mists as presents often the last few years as they're not as expensive as an Eau De Toilette or Eau De Parfum and still make a great gift. So you can imagine that I was pretty stoked to hear that there's now also a La Petite Robe Noire hair mist!

Saturday, 6 December 2014

The Perfect Golden Glow: a Burberry Winter Look

The Perfect Golden Glow: a Burberry Winter Look
There's been loads of gold used in Winter collections this year, but no brand does it quite so exquisitely as Burberry. They gave their iconic checkered packaging a gold makeover for the occasion, which immediately makes this collection the most beautiful in terms of packaging I've seen this season. And then when you open the compacts.. They not only look stunning, but the highlighter smells gorgeous too! The powder is infused with the scent of the new fragrance My Burberry, which captures the scent of a London garden after the rain. I've been wearing this fragrance on & off the past months and still need to do a review, but I can already tell you that it's one of those compliment inducing scents. And when I played around with the beautiful eye palette, some serious makeup magic happened..