Scent your home with candles

I love a scented candle, don't you? Especially at this time of year. There are loads out there - and plenty with festive scents if you fancy. They also make great gifts, but don't stint on the price. Cheap scented candles are not nice. You don't need to spend absolute fortunes, but you're not going to find anything with a scent that will last in the pound shop. Anya Hindmarch Candles are available at anyahindmarch.com, and come in small, … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Beauty Buys

It's October again, and in the beauty world that means a plethora of pink products for Brest Cancer Awareness Month. It seems a little low-key this year. Maybe I'm just not getting the right releases. It's not only Estee Lauder Companies that run breast cancer charity initiatives in October, but it was Evelyn H Lauder who launched the campaign in 1992 with the co-creation of the Pink Ribbon, the universal symbol for breast health. The Breast … [Read more...]

NEW Reb’l Fleur Love Always EDP from Rihanna

Rihanna launches her 10th fragrance today, exclusively in Superdrug. Her what?! Her TENTH fragrance. How the heck did that even happen. I haven't had a sniff of any of them! This one is called Reb’l Fleur Love Always - a richer, more intense version of her first - and best-selling -  fragrance, Reb'l Fleur. If you're a fan of Rihanna, or a fan of celebrity scents, then get to Superdrug now, where it's on sale exclusively, until October … [Read more...]

Jo Malone London launch Honeysuckle & Davana

Every September, Jo Malone London has a big launch of a new scent. This year, it's Honeysuckle & Davana. Here's one thing that really gets on my goat with Jo Malone London, and they do it consistently. English countryside. Eh, WE HAVE HONEYSUCKLE IN SCOTLAND TOO. Look, here it is my village street.   Honeysuckle. In my street. Disproving the Jo Malone London press release claim that Honeysuckle is an English flower. This … [Read more...]

Body Misting with Jo Loves and Vera Wang

Hands up if you sometimes want a hint of scent, but not a full-on blast of EDP, cologne or EDT? That's where a fragranced body mist comes in. We're not talking Impulse or anything else quite so 1985, but actual fragrance brand body mists. I've had two  of them land on my desk in the last week - both very different. First up is Vera Wang's Embrace collection in mist form. There are three scents to choose from - Green Tea & Pear Blossom, … [Read more...]

Kate Spade Truly Collection at The Perfume Shop

Fancy a new perfume? Then here are four to choose from, in the Kate Spade Truly Collection at The Perfume Shop. Which are you? TRULY DAZZLING Inspired by the colour aqua, perfumer Guillaume Flavingny created truly dazzling to mimic an aquatic oasis against the bright blue sky of the desert. He joined the feeling of ocean salt and mineral accents with a youthful spirit of watery fruit, to evoke rain in the desert, and a fluid playfuness. · … [Read more...]

Queen of Pop by Poppy Delevingne for Jo Malone London

POW! Look at this cute collection from Jo Malone London. Curated by Poppy Delevingne, this bold and bright collection contains colognes, candles and brand new bubbles! New for 2018, Jo Malone launches Bubble Bath. It comes in three scents -  Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Black Cedarwood & Juniper (both £58), and Velvet Rose & Oud (£68). Each one comes in a gorgeous  500ml pink bottle. The luxurious, scented formula is enriched with a … [Read more...]

Are you pool ready? Summer beauty buys!

Love Island. Pool party. Loads of shimmer and shine. We're in. But not Dr Alex's sunburn, okay? He really should know better. Here's our pick of some of the best summer beauty available this year. Don't get mugged off! THE BODY Keep your body hydrated, moisturised, add a bit of shimmer, keep it cool, and keep it safe in the sun! 1. Hawaiian Tropic Duo Defense sun lotion (SPF15 and SPF30, £14.99, Superdrug) has great UV protecting power, and … [Read more...]

New Scent for Spring?

Fancy a new scent for spring? Good, because I have seven to share with you! I've tried these gorgeous fragrances over the last few months, and here's my take on them.   1. Alaia Nude Eau De Parfum, from £67, available now, Debenhams I like this one a lot. Firstly I love the 1970s-style bottle. Then I love the headiness of it. It's a floral - not my favourite - but thanks to cedar, sandalwood and tonka bean, it has a depth to it - … [Read more...]

Jo Malone launches Hot Blossoms for Spring

Jo Malone London has launched two blossom-led collections for Spring - and one of the fragrances comes in the brand's first-ever Body Mist. Inspired by her travels around Brazil, Jo Malone London's Head of Fragrance Development, Celine Roux, decided there was so much to be inspired by, that one scent wasn't enough. And instead of two new colognes, the idea of a new product - the Body Mist - was born. The inspiration came when I was … [Read more...]