Beauty Favourites April 2015
Because you know I'm all about that face...

This month appears to have (again) turned into a bit of a Tilbury tribute, with her Blush Brush, Cheek to Chic Blush (in First Love) and Retoucher Concealer all forming big staples in my every day make up routine. The blush is a fantastic alternative to more rosy shades I normally opt for (without being too contrasting), a warm mix of peach and bronze tones, which certainly make this pasty Purvis look a bit healthier. Matching that, I've also been loving the Tom Ford Cream and Powder eye colour in this golden peach from his Soliel collection (which also comes with a teeny mirror too) and Chantecaille Mascara, which has pretty much matched my Roller Lash love and is infused with rose making for a pretty sweet-smelling product (have you ever heard of a scented mascara?! Me neither). To prime I've been turning to this pretty bloody brilliant Smashbox number and Fresh Sugar Lips Treatment. I'm pretty new to both brands, but have fallen head over heels with Smashbox's 'photo ready' and 'flawless finish' feel and Fresh's signature Sugar lip products, so will report back when I get round to trialling some more of their bits too! Finally- my numero uno love this month comes in for my talons- and has been the Butter Foundation polish (and their mint shade 'Green Fairy' as part of their 'High Tea' collection)- which, being a nail novice, is pretty groundbreaking. In short- if your nails are a brittle and damaged as mine, it acts like a primer to resurface the nails, create an amazing base for polish and enhance colour too- j'adore.

Charlotte Tilbury Brush | Blush | Retoucher | Tom Ford Shadow | Butter Nail Foundation | Butter Nail Polish |  Smashbox Primer | Sugar Lip Treatment | Chantacaille Mascara

Beauty Favourites April 2015
Hair, body and skin...

Now for the wind down picks! This month I've been test running the John Freida Beach Blonde range, which channels the idea of giving your barnet a proper cleanse during every wash- removing all the grime, sand (if you're a 'beach blonde babe') and the rest- leaving you with a perfect mane- basically, a little like the once-a-week Sunday shampoo, but for during the week! For the 'make-up' removing bit, I've been turning cult favourite Oskia's Cleansing Gel, followed by the Origins GinZing Eye Cream and Original Skin Serum- which has actually just come to an end and seems to be the only product that can keep spots at bay and do a great priming job too (rest assured I shall definitely be picking up another). Finally, I've also been loving Lush for bath time comforts (any real surprise there?) and this rose bubble bar has been supplying suitably fancy baths- not badio!

Beach Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner | GinZing Eye Cream | Origins Serum | Oskia Cleanser | Rose Bubble Bar

Beauty Favourites April 2015
The new signature...

Now, it's no secret that I'm a big Diptyque fan. Their candles fill a room within the first five minutes of burning (and, ahem, make for excellent make up brush storage afterwards), every time I'm in Paris I try to fit a visit in to their beautiful flagship- and their scents really are second to none (yup, no wonder they're a cult blogger favourite). Last week I was lucky enough to visit their beautiful Selfridges concession for a fragrance fitting- something I had no idea what to expect from ('How can someone 'fit' fragrance?!'), and something I was pretty enchanted by the whole way through.

In short, the wonderful (and exceptionally knowledgable) Pascale at Diptyque, spent some time with me, blindly smelling their fragrances, establishing the smells I go for (soft florals and citrus notes) and talking me through how to layer some of the gorgeous fragrances in their collection to my taste in order to create a bouquet of different smells, and how wear their perfumes in different ways. It was such an interesting hour, and left me feeling pretty filled with knowledge and exceptionally clued up about the magical world of fragrance, and how their scents are formed (usually of a single note, and essentially using all extracts of each ingredient)- meaning I could pick something I would wear time and time again.

If you fancy giving it a go yourself and are as big a fan of the brand as I am, you can simply book ahead to make an appointment (it's best to give them a call)- or even head along with some friends for what I'd call a bit of a 'perfume party' too!

My favourite scents...

Tam Dao | Oyédo | Eau de Lierre | Ofrésia


x
Beauty Favourites April 2015
Because you know I'm all about that face...

This month appears to have (again) turned into a bit of a Tilbury tribute, with her Blush Brush, Cheek to Chic Blush (in First Love) and Retoucher Concealer all forming big staples in my every day make up routine. The blush is a fantastic alternative to more rosy shades I normally opt for (without being too contrasting), a warm mix of peach and bronze tones, which certainly make this pasty Purvis look a bit healthier. Matching that, I've also been loving the Tom Ford Cream and Powder eye colour in this golden peach from his Soliel collection (which also comes with a teeny mirror too) and Chantecaille Mascara, which has pretty much matched my Roller Lash love and is infused with rose making for a pretty sweet-smelling product (have you ever heard of a scented mascara?! Me neither). To prime I've been turning to this pretty bloody brilliant Smashbox number and Fresh Sugar Lips Treatment. I'm pretty new to both brands, but have fallen head over heels with Smashbox's 'photo ready' and 'flawless finish' feel and Fresh's signature Sugar lip products, so will report back when I get round to trialling some more of their bits too! Finally- my numero uno love this month comes in for my talons- and has been the Butter Foundation polish (and their mint shade 'Green Fairy' as part of their 'High Tea' collection)- which, being a nail novice, is pretty groundbreaking. In short- if your nails are a brittle and damaged as mine, it acts like a primer to resurface the nails, create an amazing base for polish and enhance colour too- j'adore.

Charlotte Tilbury Brush | Blush | Retoucher | Tom Ford Shadow | Butter Nail Foundation | Butter Nail Polish |  Smashbox Primer | Sugar Lip Treatment | Chantacaille Mascara

Beauty Favourites April 2015
Hair, body and skin...

Now for the wind down picks! This month I've been test running the John Freida Beach Blonde range, which channels the idea of giving your barnet a proper cleanse during every wash- removing all the grime, sand (if you're a 'beach blonde babe') and the rest- leaving you with a perfect mane- basically, a little like the once-a-week Sunday shampoo, but for during the week! For the 'make-up' removing bit, I've been turning cult favourite Oskia's Cleansing Gel, followed by the Origins GinZing Eye Cream and Original Skin Serum- which has actually just come to an end and seems to be the only product that can keep spots at bay and do a great priming job too (rest assured I shall definitely be picking up another). Finally, I've also been loving Lush for bath time comforts (any real surprise there?) and this rose bubble bar has been supplying suitably fancy baths- not badio!

Beach Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner | GinZing Eye Cream | Origins Serum | Oskia Cleanser | Rose Bubble Bar

Beauty Favourites April 2015
The new signature...

Now, it's no secret that I'm a big Diptyque fan. Their candles fill a room within the first five minutes of burning (and, ahem, make for excellent make up brush storage afterwards), every time I'm in Paris I try to fit a visit in to their beautiful flagship- and their scents really are second to none (yup, no wonder they're a cult blogger favourite). Last week I was lucky enough to visit their beautiful Selfridges concession for a fragrance fitting- something I had no idea what to expect from ('How can someone 'fit' fragrance?!'), and something I was pretty enchanted by the whole way through.

In short, the wonderful (and exceptionally knowledgable) Pascale at Diptyque, spent some time with me, blindly smelling their fragrances, establishing the smells I go for (soft florals and citrus notes) and talking me through how to layer some of the gorgeous fragrances in their collection to my taste in order to create a bouquet of different smells, and how wear their perfumes in different ways. It was such an interesting hour, and left me feeling pretty filled with knowledge and exceptionally clued up about the magical world of fragrance, and how their scents are formed (usually of a single note, and essentially using all extracts of each ingredient)- meaning I could pick something I would wear time and time again.

If you fancy giving it a go yourself and are as big a fan of the brand as I am, you can simply book ahead to make an appointment (it's best to give them a call)- or even head along with some friends for what I'd call a bit of a 'perfume party' too!

My favourite scents...

Tam Dao | Oyédo | Eau de Lierre | Ofrésia


x

41 comments:

  1. I love the idea of a fragrance fitting! Particularly with something like Diptyque, as their scents are absolutely glorious.

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  2. Your photographs are lovely. Charlotte Tilbury has been my one of my favourite make up brands this month and the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel has saved my skin recently x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  3. I need to try out Diptyque fragrances! Great post

    xx
    Tatiana
    tatiannica.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm so rubbish at keeping up with beauty! I'm going to check these out now!
    Emma Xx

    www.emmaslookingglass.com

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  5. Diptyque is just amazing, I'd love to have a fragrance fitting! :)
    https://cherieedle.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love the look of that blush, such a beautiful colour!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  7. Every time I read your post I have add something new to my wishing list! the Tom Ford eyeshadow is stunning!
    xo, Jessie

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  8. I really want to try Charlotte Tilbury products, they all sound so amazing!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

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  9. I need to try these fragrances, sound lovely x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  10. That Tom Ford shadow looks like an absolutely gorgeous shade. I bet it compliments blue eyes so well.

    fashionablyunknown.com

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  11. I haven't really tried Diptyque fragances, but I have to see where I can here in Spain, everyone seems to love them!

    Rosa
    Rosemary Notes: Fashion Illustrations | Blog / Instagram |

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  12. What lovely products and gorgeous pictures. I've never tried the perfume but sounds amazing.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  13. The Oskia cleansing gel is the greatest thing I've ever put on my face. I parted from it to try something else for the past couple of months and it's just not the same. Totally going back to it as soon as I've finished my current cleanser!

    foreverandwild.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I want to try Diptyque so badly! They really seem to know their stuff

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  15. I love Chantecaille mascara too! The rose scent is just fabulous. How fun to get a perfume fitting! I love perfume but haven't tried any by Diptyque - will have to give done a sniff :)

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  16. Love the Diptyque fragrances !

    http://www.fruityandpassion.com/2015/04/interior-inspiration-april1.html#more

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  17. The brush looks so nice, I love brushes in that shape!

    victoriatheresia.blogspot.com

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  18. I'm dying to try out the diptique fragrances! X
    Charlotte - Charlotte Sophia Roberts

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  19. I can also fully vouch for Nail Foundation. A few coats with something sheer and glossy on the top looks amazing too!

    Lyon Notes

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  20. What a lovely little post :) I can't wait to try the beach blonde hair care range from JF!


    Eleri Roberts

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  21. I love Charlotte Tilbury's blushers, they're incredible quality! x

    www.madeleineslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I really need to invest in some Origins goodness. Great post x
    Love Jen | Enter my Mac giveaway xx

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  23. I love the new John Frieda range!

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  24. Butter's Green Fairy - give it to me now. Oh my, it's gorgeous! I would love to try Oskia soon, but I've been having a love affair with MyCelle skincare at the moment - the best thing I've discovered this year

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Your photography is always flawless x
    http://wearsheiz.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. I've heard such great things about the Smashbox Primer.. Really want to try it! xx

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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  27. What great products!

    SPRING/SUMMER shopping (on sale) on
    lb-lc fashion blog| Bloglovin'

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  28. So many lovely things! I swear by the smashbox primer - my skin feels wrong without it.

    Jenna || Jennafifi.co.uk

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  29. Can I just say I love the surface that you photograph on :)
    Becoming Becca

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  30. loving the scents :)

    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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  31. I think Oskia cleanser is next on my 'to get' list. Katie x

    Www.katiejaneonline.com

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  32. I really want to try the Smash Box primer
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  33. I love Diptyque too!


    http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.kr

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  34. I love your blog, the photography and layout are always on point!

    JShannonx - Beauty and Style.

    xx

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  35. Great photos! These all look amazing! I keep walking past smashbox and resisting the urge to buy the primer, I really need to just bite the bullet and give a try :D

    VioletDaffodils
    xx

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  36. love this post Olivia, I always love to know what items you've been loving..definitely need to check out Diptyque <3

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. I've been using the Smashbox primer for a while now and I love it. I'm looking for a new eye cream and the Origins Ginzing one looks interesting. Love your photos...xx

    franklyflawless.com

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  38. You Blog is just so fresh and of course it's nice and girly. How are you doing to keep the interest of your readers? What is the secret;-)? I'm starting to discover all this univers of blogging and it's not so easy:-)! I would like to show my blog/web to you. It all about summer dresses of one mauritian designer and she is doing a beautiful things. Take to min. to have a look please.Thank you so much:-)

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