Thursday, March 25, 2010

Aesop - Rind Aromatique Body Balm

It always feels like a nice snuggly home updating my blog. It perfectly reflects the silly little highlights I have in my day; smelling the jasmine flowers on my way to work, the smell of my boyfriend's cologne after his morning shower, my first coffee of the day and the smell of white out (does anyone else still LOVE the smell of white out?).

But I digress. I have just been so busy lately that I have not been able to write something here, and I have missed it.

SO. To this entry's treat. A dear friend of mine works for Easop and as she knows I am a little bit of a lotionaholic, she kindly gives me sweet smelling treats on a regular basis. 

The Rind Aromatique Body Balm does live up to it's name. It certainly has a strong scent to it, but the way it makes your skin feel is worth it. And once it sinks in, a really genuine vanilla note comes through over the citrus and your skin smells divine all day. AND it is very gentle on sensitive skin, which is always a plus for me. 

It contains orange peel, grape fruit and pink grapefruit and the labels says you can put it on the fridge for a cool treat during the summer heat.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Maison Martin Margiela new fragrance

This is very much a premature blog - but I am just so excited I can't help myself. A new perfume has just come on the market and I am beside myself with anticipation to smell it.

Maison Martin Margiela has just launched it's premier fragrance called 'Untitled'. It was created by master perfumer Daniela Andrier who is also behind most of the scents from Prada. It is unisex and has been described as 'floral, woody and very green'.

Just to amuse myself until I get to smell the real thing - I shall muse at what is has to offer. I predict that it will be a more woody version of Chanel's Chance Eau Fraiche. Like a yummy spot where the freshness of citrus meets the warmth of grass, but with a heart of wood and an untangible edible quality. 

Of course I could be totally wrong. But in my excitement it is fun to have a guess! 

 Isn't it just lovely? No word on when this will arrive to our shores - but FYI - my birthday is in October.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Benefit - PosieTint

I used to hate blushing. I would feel that familiar heat crawl up my neck and go red in the face at the slightest bit of attention. Now I am a little older and less prone to embarrassment (ha. not really.) a delicious manufactured flush is one of my favourite looks.

A dear friend of mine living in London sent me some Benefit Posie Tint for Christmas. In the past I had used cheek and lip stains, but always in a red. As I have quite a pink complexion anyway, I was worried that I would end up looking ruddy, rather than cute.

I have grown to absolutely adore this product. It actually neutralizes my 'pinkness' and creates rosy little apple cheeks that makes you look young and fresh faced.

If you are feeling tired or a little run down, this can be the perfect pick me up. It puts a certain cheeky vitality back in the face.

And although it's a little expensive, it lasts for ages.

To apply:

Put a neat dab on both cheeks and rub in immediately. If you leave it sitting in one place too long it can stain that area and you end up with obvious spots of pink. 

I use a dab on each of my lips, as you will end up smudging it off through the day, so it's good to start strong. 

I use a little bit of bronzer on top of this, as I think it adds to the healthy glow.

Benefit PosieTint - $54.00