Today I’ve decided to share some updates from two of my favourite brands, hair care – Kerastase and perfumery – Jo Malone. Both brands are bringing out new products soon.
Jo Malone’s new cologne – Wood Sage and Sea Salt sounds very exciting.
photos from Fragrantica
It was created by Christine Nagel, who often works with the brand, and the notes are: ambrette seed, sea salt, sage, red algae and grapefruit. It was inspired by the British beach, and the campaign was shoot in Northumberland by Tim Walker.
Jo Malone recommend mixing the new scent with
Here is an preview of four new perfumes from Jo Malone, Guerlain and Giorgio Armani.
The first one is a limited edition:
Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud
Darkest Damask rose. Rich and textural, wrapped with smoky oud wood. Spiked with clove, decadent with praline. The brand recommends wearing it with Dark Amber & Ginger Lily or Oud & Bergamot.
Available from June 2012. The price is £95 / €115
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire
Notes: Black cherry, almond and delicious berries, rose, licorice and smoky black tea. Already available at Selfridges. The price is
It’s time for May beauty favourites! It was very hard to narrow things down but I’ve managed to, almost.
This month I was away for two weeks (one week at one place, and then another one – different one), but I always had Elemis Skin Brush (review) with me, and I’ve used it religiously. I personally use it on the dry body, brushing towards the heart. The results are amazing, but you can read all the dets in my review linked above. I have two Elemis brushes, because I just had to! And I would definitely recommend you picking one up.
I did take a picture of only ten products on purpose, so that I don’t go on and on in this post. But I just have to mention this Rouge Bunny Rouge brush, it’s my staple now.
Dior Addict 561 Baby Rose Lipstick (review and lip swatches)
It was my Birthday this weekend so I’ve decided to share with you what I wore and what makeup I’ve used. I don’t see Birthdays as a big deal (after a certain age, ha!) but it is always cool to dress up and spend time with friends and family.
Of course, I went for red with a touch of black, outfit wise. And here is the makeup I’ve used:
Vichy BB Cream, I need to buy a full size of it soon, it is an amazing light base which gives some luminosity. Rouge Bunny Rouge Naked Disguise Glide Concealer which is brilliant for the under eye area. Inglot HD Sculpting Powder in 504 is my favourite for that natural looking shadow and theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer for some glow.
Lips and Nails
Surprisingly I’ve used a very affordable trio: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania which I am obsessed with
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I love my Jo Malone Red Roses and wear it all the time lately, as well, as my other Jo Malone colognes. I am actually still shocked that Vanilla & Anise was discontinued, and I found out only recently…
Oh well, but the brand just brought out a collection of five new colognes, The Herb Garden, so maybe you and I can find a new love among these five scents. All of them were created by Anne Flipo.
Carrot Blossom & Fennel
- Top notes: fennel and wormwood;
- middle notes: carrot, apricot, neroli and rose;
- base notes: violet root, patchouli and white musk.
Lavender & Coriander
- Top notes: coriander and juniper;
- middle notes: lavender and wormwood;
- base notes: lavender, sage and tonka bean.
Nasturtium & Clover