SS20 New Launches: Le Labo, Sol De Janeiro, Guerlain and R + Co

Here are a few new launches which caught my attention:

SOL DE JANEIRO Bum Bum Body Scrub, 220g, £39 from Cult Beauty

I really love the bum bum cream, and am the biggest fan of a good body scrub, so this sounds incredible. Think delicious scent and

Nails Of The Day: Essie Gel Couture in Rock the Runway and Spiked With Style

I have already posted a few “nails of the day” recently, and here is a brand new one, featuring one of my favourite nail polish formula – Essie Gel Couture (now on offer at Boots for £6.66 only).

In fact, it’s a firm favourite of a lot of people, and rightly so. It’s a gel-at-home-kinda formula. It gives you a long lasting effect, without the pain of taking it off the gel polish style. Obviously, it won’t last for weeks like the “real” gel nail polish but way longer than most regular varnishes.

I have two shades: Rock the Runway which is a beautiful classic red and Spiked With Style a vampy beauty. To be honest,

Book Review. Perfumes: The Guide 2018 by Turin and Sanchez

Surprisingly, during the lockdown I’ve actually finally did some things I’ve wanted to do for ages but never even started. One of them was the fact that I’ve finally finished Perfumes: The Guide 2018 by Turin and Sanchez.

I have been meaning to learn more about perfumery for a long time, and this book was a great  help.

You may say that perfumes are very subjective, and you are correct. But there are still some basic facts and knowledge which can be very helpful.

So in the last several years, I have been attending masterclasses held by the perfumers, reading about the history of the scent and, most importantly,  going to the perfume counters, smelling the actual thing.  And it’s been an incredible journey so far.

While I am not

Best Short Linen Shorts

I have been looking for a perfect pair of short linen shorts for hours (I am not exaggerating) this week. I only have linen trousers and long shorts so, considering how warm it is these days, having short ones seemed like a good idea.  So, to save you time, I’ve decided to share the best two finds, in my opinion.  One is a colourful option, and the other – nude and black.

Unfortunately, my favourite Filippa K did not have anything but they do have 40%-50% sale at the moment.

So, the shorts in question are:

J Crew Seaside short in linen blend, £55 here 

These look  so good.  And come in a lot of fun shades:  Bronzed Ochre (shown and my personal favourite option), Brilliant Sunset (orange), Neon

Luxury Lifestyle Brand Review: Holistic Silk

It is always great when a brand you have been a customer of for a long time contacts you to offer some of their products for a review. This is what happened recently with Holistic Silk.  I have been using  and recommending their sleeping masks for many years, so it was nice to be able to try more products from them.

I was given an opportunity to select the items myself so I went for a silk pillow case and massage slippers, as those seemed to be the perfect items for spending so much time at home.

Pure Mulberry Silk Anti Ageing Pillowcase (£80).

I’ve been hearing so many great things about silk pillow cases but somehow never picked one up because I already use either satin or high quality cotton ones.  But  this silk pillow case is truly something else. This mulberry silk is the softest and glossiest thing ever.  It is such a pleasure when your skin touches it. The pillowcase reduces the friction and also stays cool.  The words can’t describe how much I love it. It also helps to combat the hair frizz. Now I wish I got one myself earlier.  And now I can totally see why people are so obsessed, I don’t want to sleep on anything  else ever again.  This is as luxurious, as it gets.

The one I have is Navy, and it is 75cm x 50cm. But you can also get  Jade, Cream, Rose or