Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar: Sneak Peak!


I’m so excited to give you guys a teenie tiny sneak peak at this year’s Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar!

It’s not available until October 23rd and I currently have no further info on the calendar or what is included within it just yet, but I can tell you that it will cost £70 and as always, will be jam packed full of fabulous luxury branded products!

This calendar ALWAYS sells out. Always and mega fast too, so If I were you I’d bookmark the 23rd of October and keep your eyes peeled for further info and pics which will be on my blog closer to the launch date!

Has your appetite been sufficiently whet? I know mine has!

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Limited Edition Angel Passion

I can’t express how excited I was when this came through my door last week!

As I’m sure you know by now I’m a HUGE Angel fan, its my signature scent, so when Angel Passion turned up in all its red glinting glory, I may just have squealed a little bit.

Angel Passion is the new collectors must have from Thierry Mugler and this Angel 2015 limited edition is described as ‘ultra feminine and enveloped in glamour.’

The iconic Angel fragrance has been transformed by being encased within ruby red glass to express the passionate notes of the original scent.

So, I didn’t read the press release when I first got this and totally expected to be confronted by a brand new fragrance but this is not a new scent it is simply the delectable original rebottled. 

I was slightly disappointed but then the old saying came to mind ‘If it aint broke don’t fix it’ and that’s pretty much how I feel about the Angel scent.

Anyway, back to this sultry new bottle!

The new red star is designed to reflect so many aspects of the fragrance, from the juicy fruit accord enveloping the vanilla with a tangy note at the heart of Angel to the candy apples coated with sugar at funfairs which inspired Thierry Mugler’s vision of sensuous indulgence evocative of the childhood tea parties embodied in Angel.

It is also meant to capture the sensuality of the fragrance and mirror the favourite lipstick of Georgia May Jagger who has been Angel’s muse since 2014.

I love this darker, sexy limited edition star which is without a doubt a must have for all massive Angel fans like me!

The limited Edition Angel Passion will be available from October 1st and cost £65 for 50ml.

Pixi Glow Tonic

For reasons that I don’t quite know, I haven’t used a toner in my skincare regime for a really long time.

This misguided decision may have been due to me reading that using an astringent type toner will only make oily skin oilier (yes, I know, I know!)

Anyway… out of the blue a few months ago I developed cystic acne all over my chin. Not since I was pregnant with my son 2 years ago had I experienced a flare up and I was gutted.

So, who else did I go to for help but the Caroline Hirons, skincare guru and blogger.

She advised me that I needed to get some acid on my skin asap and to take a look at her blog for info on what kind of products contain the acids that I needed.

It didn’t take long to see that she was a HUGE advocate of Pixi’s Glow Tonic.

This orange hued liquid is designed to tone and condition your skin after cleansing and contains 5% glycolic acid (a natural derivative of sugar cane and member of the alpha-hydroxy acid family) which gently exfoliates by dissolving the bonds that bind dull, dead cells on your skins surface, revealing healthy cells beneath.

It also contains Aloe to sooth and hydrate, ginseng which promotes cell health, witch hazel which firms and tones and white horse chestnut which boosts blood flow. Together this combination of ingredients encourages fresh, healthy skin that glows.

You use it like any other toner, by applying a few drops to a cotton wool pad and sweeping over your face morning and evening.

Firstly, I’m not a HUGE fan of its fragrance, but you should never judge a product by its scent so I just ignored it.

What I was most shocked by is when applied to my skin, it didn’t tingle or sting, even on open wounds.

It also didn’t leave my skin feeling tight or dry in the slightest. In fact, it made my skin feel refreshed and beautifully clean.

I’ve been using it religiously for the past 5 weeks and I have noticed a marked improvement in my skin.

Blemishes seem to heal far quicker and the scars I already had appear to have diminished both in size and in redness.

Better still, I haven’t had a cystic zit pop up since I started using the product.

Now, yes, that could be pure coincidence, it could have been down to hormones, I don’t know, but what I do know is that since I’ve been using the Pixi Glow Tonic my skin has felt softer and looked healthier.

Caroline, thanks a million for introducing me to this!

You can buy Pixi’s Glow Tonic from the Pixi Beauty website or Cult Beauty where it costs £18 for a big 250ml bottle.
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