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Those that love to try new scents will be happy to know there is something very innovative hitting beauty stores this season.
The new scent has yet to reveal its name, it is however still causing quite a stir in the fashion industry!
The scent is said to smell different on every individual it touches! Ever realised your best friend is wearing your favourite scent on a night out or a complete unknown sprays it at exactly the same time as you in the cocktail bar? When this happens, despite what we may say, we are left feeling a little miffed! Most people wish to have their own individual aroma as appose to revealing the same scent as the person next to them!
A scent is in fact quite personal. It says a lot more about our personalities than you may think!
Most people tend to have two favourites…one that is worn during the day and one that is worn on a night out, the latter option is usually a little more sultry in smell!
Those that are perfume connoisseurs will know never to mix two scents. The result is something mismatched as appose to elegant, chic, feminine, girly or dramatic!
When choosing a perfume never choose something too overpowering! The worst thing you can do is to spray the scent in an effortless manner! This will result in a harsh and over ruling scent as appose to a delicate and fresh scent!
The correct way to spray perfume is to in fact spray it a little way in front of you and then walk through it!
This will create a subtle scent that is much more attractive and light!
Russie Blanche’s black caviar body polish is one must-have decadent bath time treat not to be missed!
£85 seems like such a small price to pay for elegant bathing!
After a hard day at work or even at home, why not relax in a long hot bath with an elegant twist this evening!
Light the incense, turn down the lights and put a chilled playlist on! Then imagine you are far away indulging in a luxury spa.
Make sure you slather yourself in a similar style body lotion once you step out of your luxury bath! This will keep your skin moisturized and will allow you to wake up glowing!
Sometimes going to the spa every other week isn’t always feasible! This doesn’t however mean that you can’t create your own indulgent spa at home.
Simply do as above and switch off the lights turn on the candles and light those incense sticks. This is certainly one-way to lighten the mood whilst relaxing in the upmost style…created by yours truly.
Simply close your eyes and imagine you are somewhere other than your own bathroom space.
Check out other products in the Russie Blanche range! Using the entire range of body lotions and potions will make your own spa experience seen a little more real!
Only invest in products that are suited to both your needs and your skin. For example if you have a dryer skin and complexion, look to a product that boasts to solve these qualms.
Many spas in fact sell their own range of products, so if you wish to make it an either more realistic experience invest in any one of the products they have on offer.
Don’t forget to download a chill-out playlist prior to entering your rely revamped bathroom!
Buying for your guy can be a frustrating and difficult task…web you ask them what they want; they answer ‘anything’ or ‘nothing’! However you know fine well that if you presented them with a set of Girly bath salts or nothing what so ever, they would certainly have something to say about it!
This is we’re we come to the rescue! We have picked out a few gift ideas for you to peruse over your lunch break!
If you wish to brighten up your guy’s day and have quite a budget to spend, look no further than a lovely sunny yellow hue Corsa. The sporty look and feel of this particular car epitomises summer perfectly! It will also add a sunshiny sporty edge to your man’s life!
A print from Joe Joiner’s range is a great way to show a loved one you car, especially when they consist of sayings such as ‘I just bloody love ya’! We certainly think they are a little more fun than your average card!
Gu and Pimms to of our favourite things and the perfect alternatively to a birthday cake! The pudding connoisseurs at the Gu factory have come up with this fabulous merge of ingredients just in time for the tennis season! Priced at just under £4 from a variety of food halls nationwide!
Tune your guy in with a pair of Marshall headphone! They not only look stylish, they also sound great! Marshall did after all begin his career making guitar amps so we think he knows what he is doing!
Men love coffee, especially if no effort is required and all it takes to create a masterpiece is the press of a button!
Wake your guy up in the morning with Nespresso’s latest coffee model, which in fact has been made from recycled coffee capsules!
For those adventure types, opt for a survival kit! The kit in question contains both a rain kit and a wire saw…only for those that have a lot of bottle, which is handy really as it comes in a vivid orange bottle-like container!
Jenny Packham has dressed pretty much every famous Kate you can imagine. Her list includes the likes of Kate Beckinsale, Kate Winslet and Kate Middleton. There is however one more ‘Kate’ on her to do list. The Kate in question is in fact Cate Blanchett.
Her new collection has taken inspiration from Film Noir and reveals elements of the heroines and the femme fatale. This style she believes would suit Cate perfectly.
There is one piece in the collection that has the actresses name on it and it comes in the shape of a backless silver number. The dress falls elegantly to the floor and is cinched in at the waist with a single strap belt.
The model showcasing the must-have dress work her hair up in a crimped style and finished the look with sultry make-up in the shape of dewy skin and deep burgundy lips. The overall look created quite a statement and such a style is guaranteed to turn heads at any affair.
It must however be worn with heels in order to portray the full effect. Heels will have the effect of elongating the figure even further, making whoever wears it appear a lot taller than they in fact are.
As well as the above demure style, Jenny Packham also adopted a younger style and has dressed many of the teen stars including the likes of Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry. All of these names adopt a younger and fun style. This is possibly one of the reasons she has been stormed with many prom dress requests. She hopes her new prom style line, which will be launching in Debenhams soon, will answer some of these queries.
We will certainly be taking a peek at the all-new collection when it launches! Watch this space!
This season appears to be reliving a blue revolution. Diesel have launched an extremely sexy line of new denim creations, which have all been designed with the wearers attitude in mind.
They have of course also been designed to flatter an array of figures, whether you prefer a skinny fit, a flare or a high waisted style.
One particular style that is causing quite a stir is the rebooted boot cut, entitled ‘Bootzee’.
Diesel has revamped the classic boot cut look in order to create a slim fitting jean with a regular rise. This particular style is a great daytime look and can be teamed with a boyfriend shirt, cinched in at the waist and a pair of platforms.
Another style to watch out for is the versatile slim fit. These have been given the quirky name of ‘Getlegg’ and act as a must-have wardrobe staple. This is mainly due to the fact that they go with just about anything!
Due to the higher cut of the jeans they tend to elongate and flatter the derrière region. This makes them a new and everyday style classic.
They are also extremely versatile, which means they can be used for both work and play. Simply experiment with a few different washes in order to see which styles suit what occasions.
The ‘Getlegg’ 0881K jeans are available for under £100.
Next up are the chilled boyfriend style jeans, which come in the shape of ‘Myguy’. These are the perfect pair for effortless weekend dressing.
A low waist and tapered effect creates a slouchy yet feminine look, one that offers a definite twist to the usual tomboy styles!
They look great with a simple tee and sandals. Roll them up at the bottom for a cutesy holiday style.
Sometimes it is just too much of an effort to head home after work, doll yourself up and then head out onto the town. A better option is of course to come prepared and hit the town straight from the office!
This way the sofa and the soaps won’t tempt you! You will also keep up that much-desired social life!
If you have a desk or locker at work, simply take in a change of clothes. However if you don’t have anywhere to stash your office attire, you will instead need to come prepared!
Take some accessories in your handbag. Accessories can in fact have a major effect on a simple look. They dress it up dramatically! Take a statement neckpiece for example; this can instantly turn that simple tee into a high fashion top!
Another way to change your look is to re-vamp your make-up. Whether you choose to wipe of the daytime look and begin again or quite simply add to the original look, make-up can have a dramatic effect!
Add some red lipstick and you will instantly feel super glam! Back comb your locks and style them in a completely different way to what you wore to work. Statement hair accessories are also a good shout and will instantly add a little glam factor to an otherwise simple style.
Swap your jacket for a cutesy cardigan or statement blazer. This will make you feel a little fresher and more on trend!
Then there are the heels, if you can’t leave anything at work, wear some of the newly designed fold-up flats during the day and carry your stilettos separately in a bag. Dump the bag after office hours and throw the teeny flats into your handbag. Heels have the effect of making you feel instantly glamorous, so if it is just the one thing you change, make sure it is this!
There are a few things that have caught our eye this season, which is why we thought we would write a little list. This list will not only reveal all of this season’s fashion loves but also where you too can also get your hands on them!
If you are a laid back lady, you will just love this season’s cool take on party dressing. Check out Preen on the runway, the fashion house have certainly nailed classic low-key glamour!
Think of separates and work a cutesy silk top in this season’s purple hues and team the look with a vivid orange knee-length skirt and matching suede orange booties! This look certainly works well with a tan but for you ladies that are not lucky enough to have a holiday on the cards, simply pop down to your local salon instead! Opt for a bronzed spray tan and you will come out looking like you have just returned from some paradise island.
Spray tans are a great idea for those that have a big event on the cards as they offer an instant way to make you glow with health.
Preen attire can be found online at matchesfashion.com.
Metallic attire is also back! This season however we are working it into our daytime wardrobes. This is simple to do if you know how! Simply swap the heels for cutesy pumps and team that fab metallic skirt with a statement black knit! And Voila, you have chic office wear at the ready!
Slogan tees were hot last season, this year we are instead working the slogan knit! Think cashmere jumpers with sayings such as ‘You look really good today’ splashed across the front.
This is certainly one way to brighten up your work mates’ days!
These days, the word ‘hoodie’ usually conjures up an image of either a slightly scruffy college-type in worn jeans, scuffed shoes and a mildly dodgy hairstyle or a bona-fide hooligan, hiding behind the baseball cap and pulled-up hood that you would cross the street to avoid at all costs.
However, there’s no denying that it’s an incredibly comfortable garment that can be worn under coats on a cold day or on its own when the weather is a little milder. Some of them can even look quite nice.
Believe it or not, hoodies began as part of the uniform for catholic priests as both a complement to the more traditional tunic. Their formal outfits were the tunic and cowl, or long hood, to ensure their modesty.
In slightly more modern times, the 1930s saw the design being adopted and adapted by Champion Sportswear for those who worked in cold warehouses of America. From there, given a helping hand by various fashion designers who incorporated it into their collections, it filtered into the fashion world as an alternative to the sweatshirt.
Forty years later, the rise of the hip-hop movement saw the hoodie really take off as the quintessential item that every self-respecting follower had in their wardrobe – one for every occasion.
By the 1990s, the hoodie was being worn by other sub-cultures such as surfers and skaters and the mainstream fashion followers weren’t far behind. Household names like Armani and Ralph Lauren made it the essential casual item for everyone.
Nowadays, it’s common for everyone from teenagers (who seem to wear them with shorts and Ugg boots for some reason) in printed slogans to mums on the school run to sporty types out for the morning jog to sport a hoodie – not just for the ASBO crowd anymore…
Calling all jasmine lovers!! A scent entitled Nasomatto Nuda will certainly blow the senses of those who love the jasmine flower. The Nasomatto Nuda perfume comes from the perfume connoisseur who is also responsible for the likes of Valentino, Helmut Lang and Versace. The perfume expert in question goes by the name of Alessandro Gaultieri.
The perfume connoisseur has described the all-new scent as a real explosion of ingredients. The opening notes boast to scream jasmine, whilst other notes showcase hints of buttery sandalwood ad iris.
The Nasomatto Nuda scent is certainly one that is suited to those that like to make a statement as well as those who often like to stand out from the crowd. This perfume certainly offers something a little different from everything else on the shelves at the moment.
It comes housed in a very elegant and contemporary styled casing that showcases the soft pink hue of the scent through a clear glass base. The lid comes in the form of a soft wood together with a metal middle.
Overall the casing makes this fragrance one that scrams both simplicity and elegance and is therefore suited to the simple and elegant persona.
If you feel you too would like to cause quite a stir in this fragrance, you can get your hands on it at liberty.co.uk. It can be purchased for a price of £128.
If you have a birthday on the cards, make sure this super scent is at the top of that birthday list!
Due to its statement ingredients and the fact that it offers an explosion of scents, we would advise you to keep this little number tucked away until a special occasion calls! It is certainly not a scent to be cavorted on an every day basis, especially when the bottle side is on the smaller side!
Every girl has her own personal scent, a perfume that you will never tire of, one that can be worn either on those special occasions only or alternatively both day and night, due to its light and fresh notes!
But with so many scents to choose from, just how do we choose our signature scent?
The best way to do this is trial and error, perfume smells different on every one so never choose a scent solely because you noticed a friend wearing it. Go and try it out yourself in store prior to buying it!
The best place to look for a new scent is your local department store. Most department stores these days house arrays of beauty counters and each counter comes with a helpful adviser. The beauty consultant will be able to enlighten you on exactly what the scent offers.
It is always a good idea to have a slight idea of what you want in mind. For example do you wish to invest in a scent that is strong, powerful and noticeable or do you wish to invest in something a little more subtle, such as a fresh and fruity scent that can be worn on a daily basis?
Statement perfumes are best kept for special occasions as appose to every day events, this way you will able to create an impact on that special night out as appose to every day in the work place!
Many perfumes these days offer refillable bottles, this is great news for those who already know their signature scent. It is certainly one way to cut costs down as refilling the perfume costs half the price of buying a brand new bottle!
Many perfumes also come with miniature versions, these are a great idea for a night out on the tiles as they will slip into your handbag easily!
A lot of people initially in fact choose a perfume based on the bottle. Many of the perfumes today come in very arty and designer savvy bottles, meaning they will look great on your dressing table! However you should never choose a scent based solely on the bottle. Having a scent you love housed in an equally attractive bottle is certainly a bonus!