Once I had the Jo Malone Sweet Almond & Macaroon Candle, I had been well and truly bitten by the JM bug. So when my birthday rolled around I knew what would be at the top of my list… A Jo Malone Fragrance! I’d sampled quite a few of the scents in the search for the one, so my nose was tingling when I got to Blue Agava & Cacao. But, boy is this the fragrance for me!
Like all the Jo Malone fragrances, Blue Agava & Cacao Cologne is very unique, but the reason I love this one so much is the mix of musk and zesty limes. The description online also lists grapefruit, cinnamon and sea salt in the ingredients, and I think it’s the sea salt which mixes everything together so, so well. Blue Agava & Cacao is perfect for a romantic meal or a special occasion… So far I’ve spritzed this for my birthday meal, a wedding and a romantic meal with the boyfriend. Also, a little goes a long way – 1 or 2 spritzs and you’re ready to roll.
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Flowers in Bloom / Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster / #TBT with my Dad in Australia / More lovely flowers
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Continuing with The Skincare Series, today is a spotlight on serums for problematic skin. If you missed the previous installment, have a little read about anti-ageing serums here!
If you suffer from redness, whether it’s red cheeks or scarring from blemishes, the Darphin Intral Redness Relief Soothing Serum is a dream. A pea size amount of this massaged into the skin in the evening really helps reduce any redness, making things easier to control the following morning. It smells soooo good too!
As someone who really hates enlarged pores, the Clinique Pore Minimizer Refining Serum is super helpful to keep things in order. I like to use this in the evening, so when I wake up those pores are looking non-existent. It’s more creamy in consistency than your typical serum, so there’s no worry of over oiliness for you oily/combination skin gals.
What’s your favourite Serum?
The transition from one season’s wardrobe to the next can sometimes be painful; not being able to let go of chunky knits is my downfall… But as the weathers been warming up I’ve been getting more inspired by those pastel hues. George at ASDA is an affordable treasure trove… delve deep and find some gems!
A year-long staple for me is a midi skirt (or dress for that matter), and this Yellow Textured Midi Skirt looks like it’s perfect for the day job and the weekend too! Something I’d team it with is the Polka Dot Boxy Shirt in Pink, as this combo is super cute and very spring-like. The Ankle Strap Block Heels really caught my eye. This style is really wowing me (any everyone else) at the moment, and they go with everything!
The range of sunglasses which George offer will cater for all; I carry a pair around whatever the weather… You never know when the sun’s going to come out! Throw a Chunky Chain Necklace under the collar and you’re set to go.
What’s on your spring list?
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I love skincare. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy putting my makeup on in the morning, but there’s nothing better than taking it all off when I get home after work and letting my skin breathe. I thought I’d start a little Skincare Series here, so lets start off with one of my favourites, The Serums.
I have oily skin. It’s always been oily, I’m prone to spots and my pores can look enlarged on a bad day. So skincare is a massively important part of my day-to-day routine, because I have needy skin. If I don’t take 5 minutes each morning and evening to take care of my skin, it will hate me, and I will pay for it. While serums are often oil based, it’s still really important to use face oils and serums because those oils are what your skin actually needs. More often than not, oily skin is a result in dehydration, so the skin produces more oil than it actually needs. Serums are a quick way to get that goodness back into your pores and help clear things up.
The Anti-Ageing Serums
Anti-ageing properties can usually be found in a serum, and these 4 youth-inducing skincare saviours are often reached for in the evening. I love Clarins Double Serum because my skin always feels rejuvenated in the morning; I’ve gone through two bottles of this stuff in the past few years! A more recent find is the Omorovicza Gold Flash Firming Serum, which sinks into the skin like a dream, and creates an illuminating glow simultaneously.
Other notable mentions: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair II / Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus
Coming soon: Brightening Serums, Eye Serums & Serums for problematic skin!