Archive | July, 2015

Nip + Fab Glycolic Instant Fix Mask

12 Jul

I’m loving this mask at the moment, it’s working wonders on my skin!  

  Here’s what’s on the bottle:-

‘A high potency, pore-tightening gel mask to perfect + exfoliate the complexion. Our highest level of glycolic acid combines with EVERMAT technology to gently smooth away the appearance of lines + wrinkles whilst clearing + reducing the look of enlarged pores. Skin is more even-toned + visually smoother.’

This mask really does reduce my pores quite significantly and gives me an overall fresher complexion so I will definitely be buying it again. 

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You Smell Divine

9 Jul

Le Parfum dans tous les sans is a very beautiful exhibition based on the wonderful subject of perfume with photographs from The Fragrance Foundation of France and set in the stunning gardens of the Palais Royal. I had the great pleasure of enjoying the display of 50 captivating photographs on a sunny afternoon in Paris when the smell of roses wafted in the air and a rare feeling of utter calm passed over me.

There are two journeys through the photographs, one shows how perfumes are created and produced from the very first idea to the bottles lining department store shelves, the second journey is purely about the senses we use to experience scents. When I think about it, nothing brings a moment from the past back to me like a scent does, my nanna’s makeup box we would play with as children, the smell of engine oil in my grandads shed, cologne of ex boyfriends. There really is nothing like scent to provoke memories we thought we had long forgotten. Jean Paul Guerlain once said that perfume is the most intense form of memory, he was right.

This exhibition and its setting is wonderful, if you’re visiting Paris please don’t miss this one (it’s free too!).

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Superdrug Loves 

8 Jul

Just got home to this fabulous beauty box from Superdrug, full of freebie treats just for using my Health & Beauty card. 

  
There is a Bondi Sands self tan mitt, a 50ml bottle of Solait sun lotion which will be perfect for my trip to Barcelona, a 75ml tube of Iced Tropical Cocktail Miracle Ends from Urban Fudge along with samples sachets of L’Oréal skin perfection cream, Nivea Daily Essentials Day & Night Creams, Norwegian Formula Nordic Berry Body Lotion, Nivea in-shower moisturiser, Norwegian Formula elasti-boost body lotion and a fun Nivea beach ball! All for free! Wow.

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Jean Paul Gaultier at the Grand Palais

7 Jul

The Grand Palais, Paris. What a setting for such an amazing exhibition of Jean Paul Gaultier’s work from the very beginning to the present day. Beautiful gowns, bondage-esque outfits in red lit rooms, so many wonderful photographs… this exhibition really was a treat for a fashion addict. To get up-close to Gaultier’s iconic conical basques, tartan clad punk rocker outfits and those stunning sailor stripes was a highlight of my recent solo trip to Paris. Here are some of my favourite pics from my visit, hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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