Thursday, 27 August 2015

BOSS Woman Runway Edition Perfumes 2015 Review

I have 4 words right now: I AM IN LOVE. With whom I hear you ask?! The lucky guy is Hugo Boss...or more specifically the BOSS Woman Runway Edition perfumes*. This latest launch has been created by the brand's Artistic Director, Jason Wu, who has combined both fashion and fragrance.

Firstly, I would like to talk about the packaging because we all know that I am a sucker for pretty packaging and Hugo Boss hasn't let me down here. I was pretty impressed before I had even tested the scents- the packaging is simple, stylish and extremely classy. I'm a big fan of the fashion sketches that have been etched on the outside of each bottle too. I personally feel that brands can sometimes go overboard with extravagant designs but in this case, less is definitely more.
The MA VIE Pour Femme Runway Edition is quite a musky, masculine scent which, surprisingly, I really like. I'm generally a lover of fruity perfumes so this took me right out of my comfort zone. It is a mixture of cactus blossom and rose creates a bold, sophisticated scent that I feel can be worn during the day or at night.
The JOUR Pour Femme Runway Edition is probably the one that is most similar to the perfumes that I would usually wear. It is a great perfume for wearing during the day as it contains citrus and freesia blossom- such a refreshing, light combination that is not too overpowering.
Last but not least, we have the NUIT Pour Femme Runway Edition which is most definitely a sexy, night time scent. This perfume is an intense infusion of peaches, jasmine and violet which I absolutely love. This would be perfect for any of you who like fruity or floral perfumes.

While typing this post I am sat here wearing all 3 perfumes because I simply can't decide which one I like best. All scents are versatile and long lasting and there is something for everyone in this range. You can purchase this range here, here and here and trust me, you need all 3 in your life!

Have you tried any of the BOSS Woman Runway Edition perfumes? Do you love the packaging as much as I do?!

*These products are PR samples via TalkPR.


Saturday, 22 August 2015

Everyday Face Brushes

Makeup Brushes, Real Techniques, Zoeva
Firstly, I must apologise for the state of my unclean brushes. I am potentially the laziest person ever when it comes to cleaning make up brushes, a real bad habit of mine (sorry beauty bloggers!). Now, I own a fair amount of face brushes but these are the ones that I always go back to regularly:

Real Techniques Buffing Brush: this is my all time favourite make-up brush and I haven't yet come across anything else that compares to it. I have tried so many foundation brushes but I can't seem to part with this one. It just buffs the product into your skin so well and creates the most flawless base.

Zoeva Luxe Cheek Finish: the first thing I have to say about this brush is that it's so soft! It feels like silk on my cheeks and applies blusher so well. I find that it buffs the right amount of product into your skin so a healthy glow takes very little effort. I don't know about you but I'm all for a tool that makes life much easier!

Real Techniques Contour Brush: I know the name of this is a 'contour' brush but I didn't really get on well with it for applying my contour. It didn't give a dramatic enough effect for me so I use this to apply my highlighter and also to conceal my under eyes with powder as it is the perfect shape. Using this brush gives you a softer look which is ideal for highlighting as I don't want my face to look like a glitter ball!

Zoeva Face Shape Brush: this brush is amazing for contouring, the dense head allows you to really pack on the product and hollow out those cheeks to create killer cheekbones. It isn't the brush for you if you are looking for a natural finish as it does make the contour appear really intense. I'm a fan of the not so natural contour look as my chubby cheeks are hiding my cheek bones so I need a little help to create the illusion!

Do you own any of these brushes? What are your favourite face brushes?

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Big Beauty Haul

Drugstore Beauty Haul, NARS, Soap and Glory, Rimmel, L'Oreal
If you follow me over on Twitter @fransbeautyblog, you'll know that I went a little bit mental this week and had a huge beauty haul! I absolutely love reading blogger's beauty hauls as I'm really nosy and like to see what other people have picked up. I went for a mixture of drugstore and high end products from Boots, Charlotte Tilbury and Nars. So here is what I purchased...

Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick in In With The Coral
Nars Creamy Concealer in Chantilly
Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Super-Translucent Mattifying Powder
Sleek Blush in Rose Gold
L'Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara
Rimmel Brow This Way Styling Gel in Clear

I haven't had a chance to try all of these products yet but I am seriously impressed with the Nars Creamy Concealer and Rimmel Brow This Way so far. I'll let you all know how I get on with everything else!

Have you tried any of these products? What products would you recommend for my next beauty haul?


Saturday, 1 August 2015

Hair Product Holy Grail

Hair Oil, SP, Wella
After a relentless search for a hair oil to bring life back to my dry hair, I have finally found a product that I love in the form of Wella Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir. It has taken me a while to find a suitable hair oil because my hair is naturally oily and gets greasy very quickly (attractive!). I often find that oil makes my hair look like I've stuck it in a chip pan which isn't really the thing I'm looking for from a hair product. The best thing about Wella Luxe Oil is that it's extremely light. I towel dry my hair and run a small amount through the mid-ends and then blow dry it as normal. The result is shiny, nourished and healthy looking hair and when I say shiny I mean really shiny! I don't find that this product makes my hair any more oily than it normally is which is great for me. It smells like sweet almonds too which is just utterly gorgeous!

What is your favourite hair oil? What are your holy grail hair products?
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