Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal

Scandal is the beautiful and addictive new scent from Jean Paul Gaultier.

Designed specifically to be the most perfect scent for both day and night time wear, it possesses an elegant aura and is captured within one of the most beautiful bottles I’ve ever seen.

For 20 years Jean Paul Gaultier fragrances have come in bottles fashioned in the form of busts but Scandal has bucked the trend!

This feminine, intimate, powdery pink juice is housed in a thick, heavy and chic glass bottled adorned with a silver stopper feature a pair of legs in heels!

This playful and distinctive stopper invokes images of woman dancing the night away and having fun, exactly what this fragrance represents!

It is as iconic a bottle as the JPG busts without a doubt and I love it!

The bottle itself is housed within powder pink velvet covered tin which not only reflects the colour of the perfume itself but offers a feminine softness too.

As for the fragrance itself, well, it is magnificent.

Top notes of sweet, fresh honey mix with sensuous and soft blood orange before heart notes of gardenia sweep into play.

Base notes of patchouli, Ambrox and black vanilla offer a sweet, musky and sensual tone to the fragrance leaving a scent that is both fresh and sweet, yet rich and mysterious. 

It is an exquisite, rich and woody fragrance that screams playful sophistication.

Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal is a seductive, feminine and chic fragrance and I simply adore it!
Scandal is available now and costs £63.50 for 50ml.

Tigi S Factor Diamond Dreams

The new S Factor range by Tigi stands for seriously sensational hair.

‘’S Factor creates hair that oozes red carpet glamour. For everyone wanting serious glamour S Factor creates shine, shimmer and silky soft hair.’’ Says Maria Kovacs, TIGI European Session Director.

They’re not wrong either! I’ve been using their Diamond Dreams Shampoo and Conditioner and im in love!

Infused with Champagne Extract, Diamond Dust, Cashmere and Crushed Pearls this brilliant duo create a multi-dimensional shimmer  which adds depth and richness to your colour while protecting and conditioning your hair.

They smell gorgeous, but then what would you expect from Tigi!

Fresh and fruity the shampoo is creamy and rich and froths into a delicious lather that gently cleanses your hair and leaves it feeling soft and nourished.

The conditioner is rich yet light in texture so as not to weigh your hair down. If your hair needs some serious tlc this conditioner may not be quite nourishing enough, but as an every day conditioner it is fab.

Once dried I really noticed a difference to the softness of my hair and the shine. 

My hair looked healthier, felt beautifully silky and smooth and smelt delicious!

I’m very impressed with this duo, to the point where I’m planning on exploring the rest of the S Factor range!

Tigi S Factor Diamond Dreams shampoo and conditioner are available now and the shampoo costs £15.50 and the conditioner £16.50.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Smahbox Photo Finish Primerizer

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. It’s a crime not to prime.

Using a good quality primer helps to prep your skin for makeup, creates an even canvas for application and basically helps to keep your making up looking fresh and gorgeous for longer. 

If like me however, you suffer with oily skin, it can be difficult to find a primer that you  can use alongside a moisturiser that doesn’t leave your skin feeling heavy and saturated with product.

Finding a primer that is light enough to actually work, while controlling your oily complexion is hard enough, without the added agg of finding one that works with your moisturiser.

Lucky for us then that Smashbox have created Photo Finish Primerizer (£30).

Famed for their fabulous primers, this brilliant little product is a primer and moisturiser in one.

Described as ‘moisturising makeup magnet’ this primer is infused with skin-restoring Niacinamide and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid to help smooth, plump and condition your skin.

Fine lines are softened, pores are blurred and your complexion is softly saturated with a dewy glow, creating the perfect base for your foundation.

The primer itself is milky white in colour, feather-light in texture and scent free.

Quickly absorbed this non greasy, lightweight fluid leaves your skin feeling instantly nourished and hydrated and because it is so light in texture it simply melts into your skin and disappears.

It is perfect for my oily complexion but dry skin types may feel that it isn’t quite enough to quench their thirsty skin, but I may be wrong.

In terms of its use as a primer it does a fantastic job of creating the perfect palette for your makeup.
My foundation glided onto my skin and actually required less blending that usual.

Throughout the day my make up needed less touch ups, including powder top ups on my oily t zone which surprised me and my foundation felt locked in place!

It seems I’m not alone in my feelings about this product with 97% of people saying it felt lightweight, 90% saying it offers high levels of hydration and 88% saying it helped their make up to last all day.

Try it for yourself and see if it can help you achieve a flawless look all day long.

Smahbox’s Photo Finish Primerizer is available now and costs £30.
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