ESTEE LAUDER - GROOMING CONSTELLATION


Struggling to find the perfect gift for the man in your life? Perhaps he has a refined taste which is proving rather difficult when it comes to knowing exactly what to buy him for Christmas? Well fear not! If he is into his Male Grooming and only enjoys the best of the best when it comes to skincare, grooming and haircare, then I have the perfect gift idea for you and at the end of this post, I will share with you a very special code just in time for Christmas!

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THE GROOMING CONSTELLATION BOX

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In this neatly packaged box, you can expect to find top quality products from well-known Male Grooming brands such as:

  • Aveda - Rosemary Mind Hand and Body Wash (50ml)

  • Aveda - Invati Men™ 2-Step System

  • Bumble and Bumble - Sumotech (7ml)

  • Clinique For Men - Anti-Age Eye Cream (15ml)

  • Clinique For Men - Moisturising Lotion (15ml)

  • Clinique For Men - Maximum Hydrator Activated Water-Gel Concentrate (7ml)

  • Clinique For Men - Charcoal Face Wash (30ml)

  • GLAMGLOW - Supermud Clearing Treatment (15g)

  • Lab Series PRO LS - Lip Tech (4.3g)

  • Lab Series PRO LS - All-In-One Face Cleansing Gel (30ml)

  • Lab Series PRO LS - The Grooming Oil 3-In-1 Shave & Beard Oil (7ml)

  • Lab Series - Day Rescue Defence Lotion SPF 35 (50ml)

These little gifts within the Grooming Constellation box are all perfect travel sizes, or getting familiar with a product that you or your loved one may not have tried out before, but have wanted to test the waters so to speak. Or perhaps you’ve wanted always wanted to try a product from one of these brands mentioned, but just haven’t had the chance to!

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The Grooming Constellation box is worth £114 and is available to purchase here for just £39! I also have a special code to share with you all! Simply type in CONSTELLATION18 to get 15% off your order when you spend over £30 at any of these websites:

Clinique | Lab Series | Aveda | Bumble and Bumble | GLAMGLOW

(Please note, this code cannot be used in combination with any other offer, or against giftcards, ecards, or gift set purchases such as this one and can only be used once per website and is available to UK residents only.)

Have you tried any of these products before? If so, which ones? Are there any you’re keen to try out? Do you have any favourites? Will you be treating yourself or a loved one to this gift this Christmas? Do let me know your thoughts as I would love to hear from you, and don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button below!


CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2017


As I sit down to write this post it is currently 10 days away from Christmas Day... Sorry, what? I feel completely unprepared, a little flustered and very rushed! Despite how I may be feeling, I have compiled a Christmas Gift Guide featuring fragrance, skincare, haircare and 'For Her' ideas, which will hopefully make you feel more prepared and organised this Christmas.

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These are some amazing gifts which would make for a special present this year for a loved one of yours, or yourself, but don't worry, I won't say anything!

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FRAGRANCE

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Mont Blanc - Legend Giftset

{Purchase}

Zadig & Voltaire - This Is Him

{Purchase}

Dunhill - Icon Racing

{Purchase}

Hugo Boss - The Scent Intense

{Purchase}

 

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HAIRCARE

SKINCARE

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Elemis - Deep Cleanse Facial Wash

{Purchase}

Clinique For Men - Maximum Hydrator Water Gel

{Purchase}

Estée Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate

{Purchase}

Perricone MD - Firming Foam Mask

{Purchase}

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FOR HER

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Sacha Juan - Hair Repair

{Purchase}

Sacha Juan - Matt Wax

{Purchase}

Sacha Juan - Ocean Mist

{Purchase}

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Marc Jacobs - Daisy

{Purchase}

Jimmy Choo - Rose Gold Edition

{Purchase}

Ellie Saab - Girl Of Now

{Purchase}

Hugo Boss - The Scent Intense

{Purchase}

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To make more of a 'memory keepsake', why not try out Printsome? A website that allows you to create your very own personalised garment using their fast t-shirt printing! To get more information on that, click here.

Have you tried any of these products before? Will you be considering any of these as a gift? Which is your favourite? Are there any products on here that you would like to know more about? If so, then do let me know. Don't forget to click that 'like' button down below, and to leave me your thoughts!

*Please note, this post has been sponsored.


CLINIQUE X JONATHAN ADLER


Clinique recently teamed up with the world-renowned Interior Designer; Jonathan Adler, to create a limited edition collection, featuring some of Clinique's Best Sellers from both the Makeup range, and their Beauty Tools such as the Sonic System Cleansing Brush! For the Limited Edition collection, Jonathan says he felt inspired by the 'Jet-Set Glamour' and wanted his pieces to reflect that.

I recently met up with the lovely Beth from Clinique in London a couple of weeks ago, and whilst I was there, she very kindly gave me a bundle of skincare products to try out, (keep your eyes peeled for more very soon!) Alongside all of the products, I also received the Sonic System Cleansing Brush, which is what I will be reviewing in this post. 

This was the first time that I had used a Cleansing Brush before, and I know this may sound a little dramatic, but I wasn't sure what to expect with using one as I had read and heard mixed reviews about them! Regardless, I am always up for trying out new products, especially from Clinique!

I used the Cleansing Brush last thing at night, to remove any moisturiser or skincare products that I had on throughout the day. I applied the Face Scrub with this, to maximise the results, but please note, you can use different cleansers with the Cleansing Brush! I massaged the Cleansing Brush around my face with the white bristles, and then with the green bristles, I massaged onto my T-Zone.

If I'm honest, I didn't find much difference between the white or green bristles, however, the angled tip of the Cleansing Brush does allow the Brush to get into those problematic areas! The texture and how it felt upon my skin felt very soft, without much pressure being applied, and my skin had a radiant glow afterwards!

You can purchase the Limited Edition Jonathan Adler Cleansing Brush here, but be quick because once they're gone, they're gone! Don't forget to read my other Clinique reviews such as the 2-In-1 Skin Hydrator + Beard Conditioner, Fresh Pressed 7 Day System and the Maximum Hydrator!

Have you shopped with Clinique before? If so, what have you purchased? Which is your favourite product by Clinique? Have you used their Cleansing Brush? How did you find it? Do let me know your thoughts below, as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click the 'like' button!


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CLINIQUE FOR MEN - 2 IN 1 SKIN HYDRATOR + BEARD CONDITIONER


During the warmer seasons, my beard tends to get a little dry and brittle! Whether that is down to lack of moisture, or perhaps not giving my beard the TLC that it deserves, I am unsure. Nevertheless, with Clinique sending out their '2 in 1 skin hydrator + beard conditioner', I was keen to try this out in the hopes of giving my beard a well needed boost of hydration!

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I applied this first thing in the morning, just to give my skin a boost of moisture ready for my day's activities. I massaged the multi-benefit lotion into my skin, and found that application of the hydrator + beard conditioner to be relatively quick in terms of how well it absorbed! Admittedly, I didn't treat this lotion as a moisturiser, as I mainly focused on my dry areas that needed more moisture, and around my chin/beard area. 

The texture of the lotion is smooth, and felt rather light upon my skin. I will admit, that with any new product that it does take a couple of days to notice a difference, and the same goes for this. I began to notice a real difference after 4 days with my beard feeling softer, more nourished and not as brittle as before! 

Once again, another great product by Clinique For Men, and you can purchase the 2 in 1 skin hydrator + beard conditioner here. You can also read up on my other reviews by Clinique For Men on their Maximum Hydrator, and their new Fresh Pressed 7 Day System

Have you tried the 2 in 1 skin hydrator + beard conditioner? If so, what did you think? Did it work for you? Have you tried any products from Clinique before? Which one? Let me know your thoughts below, and don't forget to hit that 'like' button!


CLINIQUE FRESH PRESSED 7 DAY SYSTEM


Opening up the Clinique Fresh Pressed 7 Day System, I was a little confused and dubious on what it was, and how to actually use it. However, 7 days later, I can now tell you that is incredibly simple, effective and I am going to tell you about my experience!

Clinique's Fresh Pressed 7 Day System is a Daily Booster which releases the full power of fresh Vitamin C at its highest concentration to brighten and even out your skin, covering and repairing any blemishes you may have. Within the pack, you get a Serum Container, and 7 sachets of the Renewing Powder Cleanser; one for daily usage.

There are 2 steps to this process:

  1. Cleanse 
  2. Boost

CLEANSE -

  • Tear open your sachet
  • Wash your hands so that they are wet upon application
  • Pour the Renewing Powder Cleanser into the palms of your hands
  • Rub your palms together, leaving the Powder to create a 'foaming' effect
  • Massage onto your face
  • Leave on for 1-2 minutes
  • Rinse thoroughly

BOOST - 

  • Remove foil from the top of your Serum Container
  • Press the button twice firmly
  • Shake for 15 seconds
  • Remove the cap
  • Mix 2 drops with your moisturiser both morning and night to add a boost to your skincare regime

I mixed the Clinique For Men SPF 21 Moisturiser with the Fresh Pressed 7 Day System for the duration of trying it out, and noticed that my skin appeared brighter and had a dewy look to it! I had a couple of dark blemishes prior to using this, but they seem to have lifted slightly and don't appear as deep or discoloured as before. The whole idea of using the Fresh Pressed 7 Day System is incredibly unique, and I have had a lot of fun trying this out! For the first couple of tries I will admit that it felt a little bit tedious, but as I got used to adding the booster to my regime, it became almost natural.

You can purchase the Fresh Pressed 7 Day System here

Have you tried Clinique's Fresh Pressed 7 Day System? What did you think to it? Did you notice any change? If so, do let me know as I would love to hear your thoughts, and don't forget to click that like button down below!


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CLINIQUE FOR MEN - MAXIMUM HYDRATOR


Occasionally, whenever I have exfoliated my face, I have often found that afterwards my skin tends to feel slightly dry and appears to be flakey at times. So when it's come to finding the right moisturiser to combat my problems for after exfoliation, none of them have quite been as effective as the Clinique For Men; Maximum Hydrator!

I apply the Maximum Hydrator once I have cleansed and exfoliated my face, and I have found that it absorbed really well into my skins pores and left my skin feeling rehydrated!

My skin felt smoother to touch, and the texture of Maximum Hydrator was non-greasy ensuring that the cream was able to work to its full advantage. My face appeared radiant, and had a healthy glow to it, which let's face it, we all want right!?

The Maximum Hydrator has been a great introduction to the Clinique brand, and I have been lucky enough to have been sent a few more products from Clinique For Men, and I am currently in the midst of trying them all out, so be sure to check back soon for more reviews!

You can purchase the Maximum Hydrator here.

Have you tried any products by Clinique For Men before? If so, which did you try? Do you have a favourite product by Clinique? Do let me know your thoughts down below, as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click that 'like' button!


FOR HIM; 2016


As a follower of various other bloggers, I know that I am probably very late to the game with regards to my 'Christmas Gift Guide'! Nevertheless, if you're somebody who leaves things to the last minute, such as myself, then perhaps this Gift Guide will give you a little nudge to get a move on! After all, Christmas Day is only 17 days away...

My Gift Guide consists of all of the items that I personally have used, what I love, and are what I feel, would make great presents for that special man in your life! *Please note*: Some of these products can be classed as unisex! Also, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming 'For Her' Gift Guide this Sunday!

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FRAGRANCE:

Each of the three fragrances that I have chosen all have that smokey, musky undertone to them and I find that with each fragrance, they are all equally as powerful as they are captivating.

HAIRCARE:

I chose Gentlemen's Tonic as their products all make my hair feel soft, well nourished, and their luxurious scent of 'Babassu and Bergamot', always leaves my hair smelling divine!

Maison Margiela Replica - By The Fireplace

Review || Purchase }

Jo Malone - Black Cedarwood & Juniper

Review || Purchase }

Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille

Review || Purchase }

Gentlemen's Tonic -

Gentle Body Wash

{ Purchase } 

Protein Conditioner

{ Purchase }

Daily Shampoo

{ Purchase }

Shower Gift Set

Purchase }

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CANDLES:

There's nothing more cosy, than lighting up a gorgeous scented candle at Christmas time, and I must have more candles than I care to count! However, these three candles stand out by a clear mile to me, due to their stunning design, their longevity, and most importantly, their scents!

SKINCARE:

I am lucky enough to try out a lot of skincare samples and products, and although I wish I could feature a lot more in, these are just a handful of skincare products that I keep going back to!

Kiehl's -

Hand Salve

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Lip Balm

Purchase }

Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Review || Purchase }

The Dapper Duke - Molten Marshmallow Beard Oil

Review }

Clinique - SPF 21 Moisturiser

Review || Purchase }

LAB Series - Urban Blue Detox Clay Mask

Review || Purchase }

 

Diptyque - John Galliano

Review || Purchase }

C.O. Bigelow - Smoke

Review || Purchase }

Byredo - Incense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Have you tried any of these products before? Will you be considering any of these as a gift? Which is your favourite? Any products on here that you've seen that I haven't reviewed yet, but want to know more about it? Do let me know! I reply to every comment, and always appreciate it when you reach out to me, and don't forget to click that 'like' button down below!