You may have heard of Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm before, an award winning, iconic cleansing balm that removes pollutants, dirt and daily grime? Well, Elemis have recently released a ‘sister’ version! A brand new, limited edition Pro-Collagen Neroli Cleansing Balm which comes with the scent of Neroli, and has been decorated in a soft, peachy colour with delicate florals printed on!



I applied the Neroli Cleansing Balm by warming this in the palms of my hands and then applied straight onto dry skin by using a small amount. Initially, I used quite a big amount but realised that this didn’t work as effectively and found that a small size worked better.

The balm had a soft texture and when applied onto my skin, the balm practically melted! It was incredibly soft and I loved how it glided over my skin easily.

The Neroli scent at first was quite strong but when rinsed off, it left a delicate scent on my skin that smelt rather fresh throughout the day! Once rinsed off, the Neroli Cleansing Balm left my skin feeling smooth, moisturised and left me with a radiant glow.

The overall use of the Pro-Collagen Neroli Cleansing Balm was simple, effective and is one of my favourite ways to cleanse my skin!

To purchase the Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Neroli Cleansing Balm, click here. Or, to purchase the original Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, click here!

Have you tried Elemis Pro-Collagen Neroli Cleansing Balm? How did you find the scent? Were you a fan of the neroli? Or do you prefer the original? What do you think to the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm? Let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you and don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button!




Despite now officially being Autumn here in England and with a slight drop in the temperature, the Sun doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon!

With that being said, it is still important to protect your skin from the Sun’s harmful UV rays and over the past month or so I have been trialling out the Daily Defence Shield SPF 30 by Elemis.


  • Contains Enviro-Age Complex, Coconut and Jojoba

My skin is rather fair so I tend to use high SPF suncreams as I burn rather easily, so I liked that the Daily Defence Shield had a high factor.

Prior to applying the Daily Defence Shield, I used the Pro Collagen Marine Cream (which I have previously reviewed which can be read here) as my daily moisturiser and then applied the Daily Defence Shield on top.

I applied a small amount across my face and I found the texture of the suncream to be very lightweight and easy to apply with its applicator. That being said, if I was abroad or somewhere where I was constantly in the Sun, then I would apply and layer the suncream throughout the day accordingly!

One of the things I also enjoyed about using the Daily Defence Shield was that it didn’t have that greasy feel to it! It absorbed easily into my skin leaving it to feel hydrated.

To purchase Elemis - Daily Defence Shield SPF 30, click here!

Have you tried the Daily Defence Shield SPF 30 before? Have you tried any products by Elemis before? If so, which ones? How often do you use suncream? Do let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you, and don’t forget to click that ‘like’ button below!


Following on from my Father's Day Fragrances Gift Guide, for this post I have selected a few gifts ranging from skincare, fragrance and body-care! 

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Designed exclusively by Lily & Lionel, this slick bag has an exclusive print emblazoned across it! Within this Travel Collection comes a few Elemis staple products such as:

  • Ice-Cool Foaming Shave Gel (100ml)
  • Deep Cleanse Facial Wash (50ml)
  • Daily Moisture Boost (50ml)
  • Sharp Shower Body Wash (100ml)
  • Instant Refreshing Gel (20ml)

To purchase this Limited Edition Luxury Travel Collection, click here!


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A personal favourite of mine, and a moisturiser I have raved about time and time again! Kiehl's Facial Fuel contains SPF 15 which is ideal for the Summer season, ensuring your skin stays protected whilst being hydrated. (125ml)

You can read my full review on Kiehl's Facial Fuel here, and to purchase this, click here!


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As a Mankind Grooming Ambassador, it is always such a pleasure to work with them and to receive their incredible Grooming Boxes! In this Explorer Edit Grooming Box the contents are:

  • Omorovicza - Refining Facial Polisher (100ml)
  • Korres - Santorini Vine Showergel (250ml)
  • men-u - ultra concentrate 'deep clean' clay mask (100ml)
  • Anthony - Shave Cream (90ml)
  • Regenerate - Advanced Toothpaste (75ml)
  • Elemis - Deep Cleanse Facial Wash (150ml)

To get your hands on this incredible Grooming Box guaranteed to please your Father, click here!


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Acqua Di Parma are instantly recognised for their unique, clean smelling scents and this trio of goodies are no exception! Acqua Di Parma have released brand new lip balms, body lotions and hand lotions all in 5 of their most popular scents ranging from; Arancia Di Capri, Bergamotto di Calabria, Fico di Amalfi, Mirto di Panarea and their newest scent, Chinotto di Liguria. I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on the Arancia Di Capri trio:

  • Lip balm £14 (15ml) 
  • Body lotion £35 (150ml)
  • Hand lotion £19 (30ml)

To shop the Arancia Di Capri trio, click here!


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A beautiful homage to Robert F Kennedy. Eight & Bob partnered up with Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Foundation by donating part of the revenue from this project received by this special edition as a tribute to R.F.K's dream of a more just and peaceful world. 

To read more about this fragrance, click here.


I hope you enjoyed this Gift Guide for Father's Day and I do hope it has inspired you with some gift ideas! 

Would you like me to review any of these in a singular post? If so, which ones? Do you have your Father's Day gift already? If so, what have you bought!? I would love to hear your thoughts, and don't forget to click the 'like' button below!


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.


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!




Mont Blanc - Legend Giftset


Zadig & Voltaire - This Is Him


Dunhill - Icon Racing


Hugo Boss - The Scent Intense







Elemis - Deep Cleanse Facial Wash


Clinique For Men - Maximum Hydrator Water Gel


Estée Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate


Perricone MD - Firming Foam Mask





Sacha Juan - Hair Repair


Sacha Juan - Matt Wax


Sacha Juan - Ocean Mist



Marc Jacobs - Daisy


Jimmy Choo - Rose Gold Edition


Ellie Saab - Girl Of Now


Hugo Boss - The Scent Intense



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.


A couple of months ago I received a bundle of goodies from Elemis, and from the selection that I've been trialling (I'll be sharing more of these soon!) I have to say that the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream For Men is without a doubt one of my new favourite skincare products!


I applied the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream first thing in the morning as I felt that I only needed to apply this once daily and before the cream had begun to take effect, I was already in love with the scent. It smelt incredibly clean and had a good lasting power as well which I found impressive for a skincare product!

As the day went on, my skin looked hydrated and the cream absorbed into my skin very easily. The texture of the Marine Cream was very light but please note, you only need a small amount of this for application as it still goes a long way! 

My skin felt smoother and had an overall dewy glow to it, having said that, however, I noticed that my skin had a slight 'shine' effect to it from the cream which admittedly at first I didn't particularly like but as I got used to the cream, all of the other benefits easily outweighed this minor problem for me!

I'm not surprised that the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream For Men is the winner of this year's Best New Anti-Ageing Cream For Men in the GQ Grooming Awards...

To purchase the cream, click here!

Have you tried the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream For Men before? How did you find it? Have you tried any other products by Elemis? If so, which ones? Do you have any you think I need to get my hands on? Do let me know as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click that 'like' button below!