PERRICONE MD H2 ELEMENTAL ENERGY


I recently had the pleasure of being invited along to the launch of Perricone MD's latest collection; H2 Elemental Energy, to learn more about the products featured within the range, and ultimately to try them out!

The location of the launch was set at The Deck within The National Theatre in London, and was a stunning venue with breathtaking views of the London skyline, especially once night had fallen in which all of the lights were lit up. As I entered the room, several podiums had been placed in the centre, showcasing the full range of the H2 Elemental Energy products in full.

The collection has been developed for those with normal to dry skin where the Hydrogen element of each of the products activates the skin's natural cellular energy in order for the skin to feel extremely hydrated, rejuvenated and to appear much more radiant!

The H2 Elemental Energy range consists of - 

  • Hydrating Cloud Cream: An airy, cloud-like cream that delivers a fresh, hydrating sensation whilst providing the deep comfort of a moisturiser. 50ml / 1.7 FL. OZ. £69
  • Hydrating Booster Serum: An intense hydrating treatment to plump and smooth dry/dehydrated skin.       30ml / 1 FL. OZ. £80
  • De-Puffing Eye Gel: A cooling and soothing eye gel that de-puffs and hydrates the sensitive eye area.       15ml / 0.5 FL. OZ. £60
  • Firming Foam Mask: A lightweight mask that foams on contact to instantly energise and firm the skin, with a cooling sensation. 100ml / 3.4 FL. OZ. £48
  • Advanced Renewal Infusion Serum - 4 x 0.27 G/0.009 OZ. Infusion Concentrate Powder & 4 x 9ml / 0.3 FL. OZ. Serum Base Liquid: An intensive anti-aging booster treatment to be used in addition to your regular skincare for one month, 3-4 times yearly. £210

Each of the products are fragrance free and I have to say, these products are absolutely incredible in terms of how lightweight they are! I sampled them on the backs of my hands, and almost immediately they absorbed into my skin and left my skin feeling hydrated and smooth. As the event came to a close, I was lucky enough to have received their Hydrating Cloud Cream and their Firming Foam Mask.

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HYDRATING CLOUD CREAM

Between the two products that I received, the Hydrating Cloud Cream has to be my favourite, despite it being a tough decision to make! I applied the Hydrating Cloud Cream at the end of my skincare routine, both in the morning and at nighttime as I found this helped to add more moisture and left my skin feeling ultra hydrated. The Cloud Cream has a very light texture to it, absorbing into my skin within seconds. It's that light! I also found that only a small amount was needed when it came to application, and after continuous use, I could begin to see that my skins appearance was brighter, and felt smoother and soft to touch. The Cloud Cream is available to pre-order here.

I must point out also, that I find the packaging of the H2 Elemental Energy Collection very slick, and 'futuristic' which is apt given that the entire collection is a first for skincare and a bold step from the original packaging of other Perricone MD products!

The H2 Elemental Energy is available to pre-order here, and is launching both online and in Harrods from April, then rolling out Nationwide from May. However, if you are reading from the United States, then you are in luck as the full collection is already available to purchase!

You can also read my other reviews on the other Perricone MD Skincare products such as the Photo Plasma and Cold Plasma!

 

Will you be trying out any of the products from the H2 Elemental Energy Collection? Have you used any skincare products by Perricone MD before? If so, which have you used, and what did you think? Do let me know your thoughts below, and give this post a like!


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BYREDO; BIBLIOTHEQUE FRAGRANCE


As today marks the official date for National Fragrance Day, I wanted to share with you one of my recent findings. A new found favourite of mine, that is fast becoming a signature scent; Byredo - Bibliothéque!

On a recent trip to London, I made a quick pit stop at Liberty in between meetings, and headed straight over to the Byredo counter. I knew I wanted a candle of some sort, and as a huge fan of Byredo, I knew that the brand didn't disappoint when it came to finding unique, stunning scents. Bibliothéque was recommended to me, and I became instantly hooked! A beautiful smokey, creamy scent that emanates the entire room, leaving you feeling warm and snug.

Fast forward a couple of weeks later, and an email comes through notifying me that the Bibliothéque candle had been created into a fragrance for a limited time. Never before, have I booked a ticket down to London as quick just to get my hands on one of these bottles! Very rarely, can a candle get me as excited about a fragrance, than this one. 

  • Top Notes: Peach, Plum
  • Middle Notes: Peony, Violet
  • Base Notes: Leather, Patchouli, Vanilla, Musk

The first spray starts off with a bold beginning with the richness of the Plum and Violet notes swirling around and blending together creating a fruity, exotic scent. As the dry-down takes place, the scent becomes more smokey and intriguing, and begins to feel slightly sweeter with the Vanilla note becoming prominent.

I find the scent so addictive and captivating, that although the projection and sillage of Bibliothéque is enormous, I still spray far more than I should, simply because it smells absolutely divine! The longevity of the fragrance lasted for up to 7-8 hours upon my skin, and has gained me countless amounts of compliments. 

Overall, one of my all time favourite scents, in both candle form, and in fragrance! You can purchase the Byredo Bibliothéque candle here, and the fragrance here

Have you smelt Byredo Bibliothéque before? What do you think to it? Have you managed to smell it in fragrance form yet? If so, what are your thoughts? Do you have any favourites by Byredo? Which ones? Don't forget to click the like button, and leave me a comment down below!


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SHOWstudio: MOVING KATE


Kate Moss to me is an absolute icon. I could honestly sit here and write for hours about Kate. In fact, I could probably dedicate a whole blog about her. But for now, I'll tell you about my recent trip to the SHOWstudio in London which is currently showcasing, the 'Moving Kate' exhibition. 

'Moving Kate' is an exhibition which features many different illustrations and artworks on Kate's most iconic catwalk looks, all of which were handpicked by herself, and the iconic Fashion Photographer; Nick Knight, owner of SHOWstudio. 

I was first made aware of the exhibition when I came across an image of the launch night, and almost immediately I was booking my tickets down to London.. Situated on Ebury Street, it is rather hidden away and I must admit, I walked past the building initially! Thanks to my 'trusty' iPhone Maps, I eventually found it and made my way into the Studio. A lot smaller than I imagined it would be, however it felt more intimate and personal with all of the artworks being grouped together. 

The drawing which caught my eye immediately, was of Kate from the Louis Vuitton show, which was shown in monochrome with a bold splash of red around made for a striking piece and was perfectly done. I also have my own canvas of her from this particular catwalk! Another standout piece for me, was the miniature sculpture of her. 

As I made my way around each image, it was refreshing and interesting to see how others view Kate Moss. Whether it be perfectly drawn with intricate detailing, or more abstract with bold, larger than life features! 

A couple of my favourites from the exhibition were; 

'Moving Kate' exhibition is currently showcasing and is free to the public. The exhibition will commence on 20th April, so if you're a fan of Kate Moss, then don't miss out! It is open Monday-Friday from 10:30am-6pm and is being held at;

SHOWstudio
22D Ebury Street
Belgravia, London,
SW1W 0LU

Have you been to the Moving Kate exhibition? What did you think to it? Are you a fan of Kate Moss? Which is your favourite artwork of her? Will you be visiting the exhibition? Let me know your thoughts down below as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click that 'like' button! 


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ACQUA DI PARMA; CEDRO di TAORMINA


Although Spring hasn't officially arrived yet, these past couple of days I have been taken full advantage of the sunny weather, and to really emphasise that 'Spring feeling', I have been wearing the Cedro di Taormina by Acqua Di Parma. A perfect scent for those warm, sunny days!

Cedro di Taormina is an Eau De Toilette which has been inspired by the landscapes of Taormina along the Sicily Coast, and is part of the 'Blu Mediterraneo' collection by Acqua Di Parma.

The notes featured within Cedro di Taormina are;

  • Top Notes: Citruses, Petitgrain, Basil
  • Middle Notes: Black Pepper, Lavender
  • Base Notes: Labdanum, Vetiver, Virginian Cedar

The opening is a fresh, bold burst of fruity citrusey notes and has a rich feel to the fragrance with the Citrus notes blending with the Basil creating a green, earthy fragrance. Soon after, Cedro di Taormina takes a different turn, and becomes rather spicy with the Black Pepper note remaining prominent throughout.

During the dry-down, the scent becomes slightly woody, yet still has a very fresh, aquatic feel to it! The sillage is rather light to moderate, a bold opening, but becomes rather subtle as the scent dries down. In terms of the longevity, I would say that this lasted for up to 4-5 hours which given that this is an Eau De Toilette, is pretty impressive! I also want to point out that I am a huge lover of the packaging and how striking, yet simplistic the appearance of the bottle is. 

You can purchase Cedro di Taormina here, and don't forget to take a look at the other fragrances from the Blu Mediterraneo collection! Keep your eyes peeled for more reviews from Acqua Di Parma, and if there are any fragrances that you would like me to review from them, please do let me know down below!

Have you smelt Cedro di Taormina before? What are your thoughts to it? Have you smelt any of the fragrances from the 'Blu Mediterraneo' collection? If so, which one? Don't forget to leave me a comment and hit that like button down below!


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S/S 17 TREND: PURPLE HAZE


As we begin to make the transition from the dark, cold Winter season into the warmer and brighter Spring/Summer seasons, I will be bringing you a mini series of this years S/S trends, and to kick start the mini series off, I will be showing you how to style one of my favourite colours; Purple! 

Traditionally the colour purple has always been seen as a colour that is for the Autumnal weather, with it being a deep, rich colour. However this year, purple is set to be a huge trend for the upcoming S/S seasons, and has been featured heavily on the catwalks during Fashion Weeks. A strong colour, and one that should be worn boldly..

I enlisted the help of photographer Matt McCormick, and we found a few hideaways in Leeds and I am beyond pleased with the results! What do you think to the images? Are you a fan of the 'Purple' trend? Will you be trying this trend out? Do let me know your thoughts, as I would love to hear from you all and any fashion tips that you may have, would be much appreciated!

*Tip - Wear purple with other bold, strong colours as it will create more of a striking look.

© Photography: Matt McCormick


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ESTEE LAUDER; SYNCHRONIZED RECOVERY COMPLEX II


I have always found Estée Lauder to be the 'Crème de la crème' when it comes to their skincare, so you can only imagine how elated I was to have received a bundle of their products! The bundle I had received were all part of the 'Advanced Night Repair' range, which features many products which help to combat any wrinkles that you may have, and helps to keep your skin looking hydrated and radiant. Perhaps some of you may think it's a little premature for me to be thinking about wrinkles and anti-ageing, but I have always said that prevention is better than curing!

In this post I shall be reviewing the Synchronized Recovery Complex II, so be sure to check back in a few weeks for more reviews of the 'Advanced Night Repair' range!

The Synchronized Recovery Complex II is a serum, and is; 

  • Oil-free
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Won't clog up your pores
  • & is fragrance free!

I applied this after I had cleansed my skin at nighttime, and what I like about this, is how easy it is to apply! There is a pipette in which the serum comes in, and I applied a drop of the serum onto each fingertip on one hand, rubbed my fingertips together and then massaged the serum onto my face.

My skin has been rather dry lately, and I've been putting it down to the cold weather, and perhaps I haven't been moisturising enough as I should be.. But what I have found with this serum, is that is adds some moisture back into my skin, and helped to combat my dryness issues! My skin felt smoother afterwards, and appeared brighter and overall, a lot healthier! I also found that although the results weren't instant, if you stick to the routine and apply this nightly for a whole week, I noticed a difference after 8-9 nights of continuous usage.

You can purchase the Synchronized Recovery Complex II here, and don't forget to come back soon for more product reviews from the 'Advanced Night Repair range'!

Have you tried the Synchronized Recovery Complex II? If so, what do you think to it? Have you tried any of the products within the Advanced Night Repair? Which is your favourite? Let me know your comments down below, and don't forget to click that like button!


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JO MALONE; TOBACCO & MANDARIN


Last year I had the absolute pleasure of attending the launch of Jo Malone; 'The Bloomsbury Set' and learnt more about each fragrance within the collection. Coincidentally, I had received the bottle of my favourite fragrance out of the five, which was Tobacco & Mandarin

The Bloomsbury Set consists of;

  • Blue Hyacinth - Intoxicating bold blue hyacinth warmed by the Sun entwined with the vibrancy of garden Geraniums and woody Vetiver.
  • Garden Lilies - The scent of dawn at the lily pond captured with effervescent water lilies, dewy green sap and lush ylang ylang enhanced with white musk and a wisp of vanilla.
  • Whisky & Cedarwood - An enigmatic blend of fine whisky and opulent roses edged with spicy pimento, warm cedarwood and an intriguing accord of waxy wooden floors.
  • Tobacco & Mandarin - Vibrant mandarin and herbaceous sage, sweetened with the warm elegance of beeswax and sweet pipe tobacco.
  • Leather & Artemisia - The striking green facets of anise-tinged absinthe blend with aromatic artemisia, soft orriswood and the deep richness of leather enhanced by the amber woody notes of Cypriol.

The notes featured within Tobacco & Mandarin are; Tobacco, Mandarin, Beeswax and Sage.

What drew me to the Tobacco & Mandarin out of the five, was just how strong, yet sweet the fragrance was! Masculine, yet with a slightly softer touch to it. The first spray is sweet and fruity, with the Mandarin note blending beautifully with the earthy Sage note. Soon after, the fragrance takes a different turn, and becomes more smokey and muskier. In terms of the sillage of Tobacco & Mandarin, this fragrance definitely packs a punch, so only minimal sprays are needed! Tobacco & Mandarin lasted for up to 6-7 hours upon my skin, which I was thoroughly impressed with, and I have often been told that the fragrance can be smelt long after I have left the room... 

The Bloomsbury Set is now available both online, and in your local Jo Malone boutique stores! Each of the fragrance within the collection is available in 30ml and can be purchased here

Have you smelt any of the fragrances within The Bloomsbury Set? Do you have a favourite? If so, which one? Have you smelt Tobacco & Mandarin? Are you a fan? Let me know your comments down below, as I would love to hear your thoughts! (P.S. I am secretly hoping that Jo Malone will bring out a 50ml/100ml bottle of these fragrances!)


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