Wednesday, 29 June 2016

A Summer Scent

Light, fresh and fruity scents are all I wear during the Summer, so it was inevitable that the Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey Cologne would end up in my collection sometime soon. 

This Summer in a bottle scent is made up of cassis, acacia honey and peach to create an overall delicate, sweet smelling fragrance which isn't too overpowering and is easy to wear on a daily basis. It sports the perfect balance of both floral and fruity scents whereby there are several layers to this perfume that you can continue to detect throughout wear. 

This is now my third bottle of a Jo Malone cologne and although they are a luxe purchase, one thing that makes them a cut above the rest is their longevity on the skin. A few spritzes is all you need to make sure you're smelling of Summer all day long. 

I'm currently already eyeing up another Summer scent purchase; the Jo Malone White Jasmine and Mint offering. 

Which Jo Malone cologne is your favourite?
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Monday, 27 June 2016

Summer Skin Pick Me Ups

Monday is once again upon us, which often means my skin is looking lacklustre and is suffering from all of the bad food that I've consumed over the weekend. In the Summer I like to keep my skin in tip-top condition, switching up my skincare and makeup routine to suit my lust for glowy, dewy skin. 

The Origins GinZing Moisturiser is the perfect treat for my skin and it injects some much needed hydration into my complexion. I always reach for this whenever I need to fake looking awake, and the brightening gel-like formula helps to soothe, cool and nourish the skin. 

Facial sprays refresh the skin and are great all rounders when it comes to skincare. The La Roche Posay Serozinc* has been a favourite of mine for some time now; the zinc sulphate solution acts as the toner in my skincare routine as it reduces redness, irritation and those little bumps that you get under the skin. This offering helps me to feel more comfortable wearing a lighter foundation on warmer days, whilst the Avene Thermal Water* can be used multiple times throughout the day to help keep my makeup looking fresh and rid the skin of any powder product build up. 

Applying highlighter to the tops of cheekbones, brow bone and cupids bow is an instant way to perk up the skin and add an overall glow. Although I reach for a power highlighter regularly, I have been really enjoying using cream and liquid products as they appear more natural when blended into your base. The Nars Copacabana Illuminator adds a subtle sheen to the skin and is a perfect addition to your makeup routine if you're complexion is looking rather lacklustre on an early Monday morning. 

In the Summer I always opt for a dewy base, but like anyone, I can get rather shiny after a day in the sun. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders treats all my dull skin woes, whilst keeping shine at bay; something that doesn't usually go hand in hand with mattifying face powders. All three powders can be tailored to different areas of you face and are instant pick-me-ups to the skin. 

What are your Summer skin pick me ups?
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