My current favourite: SS14 Scent

I am so sorry about the delay in posts, I have recently acquired a loss in my family and had slightly lost the inspiration to post as regularly as I had done before.

Libertine: noun

  1.  a person who freely indulges in sensual pleasures, without regard to moral restraints.
  2.  a freethinker

20140327-152809.jpg Recently I have been ever so obsessed with The Body Shop’s new white musk scent, I had always loved the smell of The Body Shop’s White Musk range but it was a bit too heavy. Plus… Not to mention it did smell a bit old lol, as much as I loved the strong scent it does remind me of the inside of my hipster Nan’s handbag (her handbag and clothes always smell good).

Due to the heaviness of the pure musk I had never been interested in the original scent for my own personal use, but recently I had acquired  this new white musk scent and haven’t looked back. So I had received this gift set for my birthday last month (March 25th keep it in your calendars ^.^), after spending a little over two weeks trying it I am now more than happy to share it with you all.  I must admit I have actually fallen in love with it, although it isn’t a shock to me as  I have always been a big fan of their products as they use natural ingredients.

This is the White Musk Libertine set, and although I’m not sure if you could purchase this as a ready made gift hamper, but if you ask I guess they would happily do it for you. This is my first time using a Musk from The Body shop as I normally rear towards the fruitier products, soaps and butters such as the Pink Grapefruit, Mango and Passionfruit products, but the Libertine range  is absolutely beautiful. The scent is young, yet sensual and light floral musk with a turkish delight undertone , that is perfect for those who do not like overpowering scents.

 

unnamed The Eau De Toilette is super durable and would last all day alone, but combined with the lotion it amplifies the scent. What I love about this set the most, not only is it light and very moisturising on the skin but it’s also not greasy either. In terms of the shower products in the set, It came with a pair of exfoliating gloves and a soap-free shower gel. I cannot stress how big of a fan I am when it comes to exfoliating the skin, as it removes all of the dead skin cells which is perfect for soft supple skin.  The soap free shower gel is also perfect for those who have sensitive skin like me, as it is void of the harsh chemicals used to create the lather that we all love, BUT it lathers like any other soapy gel.

In a nutshell I highly recommend this range, and if anyone else has tried it I would love to hear your opinions and views in the comments below.

 

Mimi xox

Spring skin care

Philosopher Stephen Neale advocates that genres are instances of repetition and difference, or in this case ‘difference in repetition’ aka recognition of familiar elements, with a slight change. In this case the genre represents seasons, the familiarity being styling habits and the difference being improvements. This applies not only to our wardrobes but also to our make up and beauty routines too.

I mean It’s always healthy to switch up a routine right? So it’s time to come out of hibernation and wake up refreshed in time for spring, the days are getting longer, the weather warmer. Out with the old and in with the new, the winter season coming to a quick decline. Now is the perfect time to update your make up bag with fresh and more vibrant colours.

Revising the current events such as LFW, catwalks and other predictions for the Spring season, the soft and dewy natural look is most definitely in.
The washed out and pale skinned, Twilight Vamp-esque look Is not as hot anymore.

Ditch the heavy/full coverage foundations. It’s spring time, what do you still need it for, stop hiding your beautiful skin and let it breathe a little.
Rihanna is the perfect example of soft, luminous almost-dewy like skin. Honestly who doesn’t feel more alive with a bit of a golden glow? Tinted moisturisers and primers would help achieve the gorgeous subtly sun-kissed look, why not fake it until you have it?

Transforming dull and dry skin into luminous soft skin. Let’s face it, the cold and brittle weather hasn’t been good to us the past couple of months, transitioning into the spring requires a slight change in the skin care products. Ideally one would like to book a salicylic acid treatment (which one day I would love to try) … BUT I know a great and affordable substitute.

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The Superdrugs facial loofahs paired with your favourite facial cleanser are absolutely amazing at bringing back radiance, by sweeping away the dead skin cells. The loofahs are an absolute STEAL at 1.99 for a pack of three, dampen the loofah in warm water and apply your chosen cleanser to a wet face. Lightly rub the loofah over your face in a upwards circular motion, repeat daily to improve skin texture and uneven pigmentation.