Beauty Advent Calendars 2019

Have you got your advent calendar yet? There are SO many to choose from out there, it's crazy. Some of the beauty calendars are ridiculous prices, but if you love a brand, and can afford it, why not indulge. LUSH launched its first advent calendar ever on August 29 - and it sold out almost as soon as it launched!  I wrote a piece in the Daily Record again this year on beauty advent calendars - you can read it on my own blog, here. It's … [Read more...]

Autumn Beauty Buys!

I just love autumn. The colours are great, you get to be super-wrapped up, and super-cosy, the nights draw in, and there's Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night. What's not to love?! There are also loads of lovely products that are autumnal out there, so here are a few of my absolute faves for this season. I've been stepping away from the red lip for the first time in years, and experimenting with nudes, and different colours. I've also finally … [Read more...]

L’Occitane Aromachologie Home Collection

I love hibernating at this time of year, don't you? And if you're going to be in your home for any length of time you want it to cosy and comfortable, right? The new L'Occitane Home range will do just that - and there's a fragrance for whatever mood you're in, or state of mind you want to be in. There are four ranges - Cocon de Sérénité (Relaxing), Source d'Harmonie (Harmony), Souffle de Liberté (Revitalizing), and Douceur Immortelle … [Read more...]

Jo Malone London Scent To Go

When I first saw this new Scent To Go from Jo Malone, I found it a wee bit odd. I still do. BUT...I really like it! Yes, it's a flat, rubbery disc, but it's actually really practical, scents brilliantly, and although it's not the prettiest thing, it's unobtrusive, whether it's on a desk, or in a drawer, or luggage. It's like a modern take on the classic old-fashioned pomander. Or drawer sachets. I don't know exactly what it is made of, and I … [Read more...]

Jo Malone London launch Poppy & Barley and new Glasgow boutique

This year's big Jo Malone London launch comes a month earlier than normal - with Poppy & Barley hitting stores on August 21, instead of the usual mid-September. And one of those stores you can pick it up in is the new Glasgow store. You can now find Jo Malone London on Buchanan Street, instead of Prince's Square. The new store also has a whole host of exclusives for you to enjoy - and it's a beautiful space. The new store offers an … [Read more...]

Rose Beauty

The other week I wrote about the new Jo Loves Rose Petal fragrance, and it got me thinking about how much I love rose. So I thought I'd have a little call-put for some other rose scented/coloured/themed/inspired beauty products, and share what I found. Apparently, Holly Willoughby likes the Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Bi-Phase Booster Serum (£46, lookfantastic.com) - a powerful serum which helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots, … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Fragrances

It's Father's Day on Sunday, so time to treat your dad, or father figure, with something really special like a gorgeous fragrance. I am a fragrance addict, and I would probably wear all of these male scents myself! I've chosen eight lovely Father's Day Fragrances for you to consider. 1. AZZARO CHROME AQUA EDT, FROM £33 for 50ml, debenhams.com This is a lovely citrus aromatic woody EDT with notes of grapefruit zest, green apple, spearmint … [Read more...]

Jo Loves Rose Petal 25

Jo Malone has been creating scents for a quarter of a century, and to celebrate - she's created another one! The woman behind the massively successful, eponymous brand, Jo Malone - which she sold to Estee Lauder some years back - launched Jo Loves a few years ago. Jo Loves is a gorgeous, luxury, brand, which sees Jo at her fragrance-creating best. Pomelo is a firm favourite of mine, and the Geranium home candle makes any room smell absolutely … [Read more...]

Holiday Plans and Prep

Have you planned your summer break? Are you heading off anywhere soon? I've been in holiday planing mode for the last few months. And this gorgeous new Floris scent is not helping! The new Floris London Neroli Voyage EDP (£120, 100ml, florislondon.com, from May 2019) is a beautiful, vibrant, citrus marine fragrance, that was inspired by an expedition Edward Bodenham, Perfumery Director and Floris family member took, tracing the footsteps of his … [Read more...]

Jo Malone Blossoms and a cute Twist and Spritz atomiser

This time of year is all about the bright and the colourful, mainly thanks to the blossom and flowers,  so the new Jo Malone Blossoms collection fits perfectly. It's available for a limited time from this month, and it has two old scents brought back, one all-time favourite, and one brand new fragrance. The beautifully colourful collection has an array of ways to wear, and surround yourself with your favourite scents. Frangipani Flower … [Read more...]