Friday, 25 January 2013

Jo Malone Wild Fig & Cassis Cologne...

I have recently become a big fan of Jo Malone fragrances & after receiving the Pomegranate Noir fragrance for my birthday I wanted to extend my collection.

After going to a Jo Malone store in London I fell in love with the Wild Fig & Cassis cologne. I am a fan of woody fragrances so I was instantly attracted to the smell of pine & cedarwood. I also like the smell to be fresh & feminine so the balance of the figs & cassis is a perfect combination. The initial smell is fruity & light but then coupled with the cassis & cedarwood gives the scent a really rich & warm note. I think it makes for a perfect evening scent & people will definitely be admiring it.

Jo Malone describes the scent as "Breakfast in Tuscany. Plump, sun-warmed figs blend with juicy cassis and the purity of pine and bracing cedarwood. The warmth of the Mediterranean. An earthy and embracing scent."

If your a fan of Jo Malone which fragrance do you think I should add next to my collection?

Love Becca...X

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Moringa Extract...

Hey everyone! I am a huge fan of Kerastase as I have probably mentioned before so I thought I had to share my new favourite hair care product with you, the Kerastase Elixir Ultime.
This is an oil specifically designed for damaged hair, I wouldn't say my hair was damaged but my hairdresser recommended this one as my hair is long in length so the ends of my hair really need looking after, especially if I want to keep on growing it!

This oil contains moringa extract, known as the "Tree of Life", which evokes the hair to look it's best. It has a subtle woody fragrance with a burst of citrus fruits, the smell is really light & fresh.

There are many ways to apply this oil to your hair, use 2-3 pumps before washing your hair, leave in for at least 10 minutes, or if you really need a deep conditioning treatment then leave in overnight. You can also use it before you blow dry your hair or you can use it as a finishing touch after styling. I prefer to use it before I wash my hair as I find this makes my hair so soft & really gives my ends the nourishment it needs. If you have fine hair then I wouldn't recommend you use it after styling, as it's an oil it may make your hair look greasy!

I would totally recommend this oil if you have dull or lack lustre hair, this is a great pick me up to really condition your locks. It also makes your hair super smooth and easy to manage.

They also have other hair oils in the Elixir Ultime range for different hair types:
  • Elixir Ultime - this was the first oil in the range & this is designed for all hair types
  • Elixir Ultime with Millenium Rose Extract - designed for fine & sensitised hair
  • Elixir Ultime with Imperial Tea Extract - designed for colour treated hair

I have been using this product for nearly a month now, I use it around 3 times a week & I love it. Kerastase never disappoint with their products, hence why I am a big fan & they always have something to suit all hair types. If your after a new product to add to your hair care routine then I would definitely recommend one of these oils, which ever one you choose you are guaranteed to have healthier, nourished hair!


Monday, 14 January 2013

Urban Decay Vice Palette...

Hi guys! I hope you are all having a wonderful start to 2013! So for Christmas I had asked Santa for a few make-up products that have been on my 'Wish List' for some time now! One of those was the Urban Decay Vice Palette, something that I have heard only good things about! It's been out for a little while now but I am so pleased I put it on my Christmas list.

The eye shadows are boxed in a really pretty case, it's solid & water resistant and with a touch of a button, opens up to reveal twenty shadows. It also has a really big mirror which is the perfect size to use while applying your makeup.

Urban Decay eye shadows have a tendency to shed so I would suggest to apply your shadow first before your foundation, otherwise things can get pretty messy. However the quality of the eye shadows is really good & they are really pigmented so show up beautifully on the lid. The range of colours is amazing, you can create so may different looks from a natural smokey eye to an eye catching colourful look.

Here are the swatches of the twenty shadows...

L-R Desperation, Muse, Jagged, Blitz, Penny Lane
Nevermind, Echo Beach, Anonymous, Freebird, Laced
Provocateur, Rapture, Vice, Noise, Armor

Junkie (my fav), Chaos, Occupy, Unhinged, Blue Market
The price of the palette is £42, that may sound a little pricey but you are getting 20 really good quality eye shadows & they come in the beautiful case. This is a great gift so if it's your birthday coming up I would totally recommend you ask for this as a gift. Just think about how many different looks you could create to celebrate in style!

If you already have this palette then let me know what you think, or if your a fan of Urban Decay, then what other palettes do you recommend?

Thanks for reading guys, love Becca...X