Roger & Gallet is one of those brands that deserves so much more attention than it gets. Their Bois d'Orange hand cream was the first beauty product I kept on my desk in work over three years ago and the Fleur de Figuier scent reminds me so much of my trip to Prague last winter. Today, we are hooking one of you up with the Fleur de Figuier line which is the perfect scent to transition you from autumn to winter. The prize will include;
It's no secret that we're both more than a bit Christmas-mad and when brainstorming our gift guides for this year, we were sure of three things; we wanted them to look nice, be as unique as possible, and also be as useful as possible for you guys. So, here we have it: this is the first in a series of shoppable posts, and what better place to start than with our ultimate favourite, luxury beauty! To make things easy, you can just click each product in the image below and shop our curated picks; a mix of old favourites, new loves and what we're coveting this festive season.
God. You really can't beat a good highlight, can you?
This post was spurred on by the realisation that I had basically been using the same highlighter every day since August and the knowledge that there were probably a handful more in the back of my drawer that I had forgotten all about. So, I dug them out. Some were shite and found their way to the bin but, there are some gems in this lot here and I've been circulating through them, loving how a quick sweep across the cheekbones brings winter skin alive.
Hands up who has a string of nights out on their agenda over the next month and a half? Not that I'm complaining, of course - I'm already loving the countdown to Christmas! I had my first big night out of the party season last week (a masquerade ball!) and found that in the prepping stages, the products I used gave me a real dig-out. They're products I'll definitely be keeping in my rotation for the next while, so I figured I'd share...
I bang on about the Beauty Blender as my preferred method of applying foundation. However, I've been asked a number of times how it stacks up to the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge which is a damn sight cheaper and easier to get our hands on in Ireland. So, when I was in Boots a couple of weeks ago, I threw one into my basket and have been trialling it against the original. For reference, we can order the Beauty Blender brand from Cult Beauty.
When I posted my review of the Make Up For Ever HD Foundation a couple of weeks ago, a good few of you commented on my eyeshadow; what I used, how I did it, would I do a tutorial. By chance, I had actually taken pictures of the process as I wanted to attempt a step-by-step style post. This is my default, go-to eye look and it's very simple and, I like to think, striking. If you like this style of post, do let me know!
How about a little scent to lift our wintery spirits? Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream is the more sophisticated and airy 2014 version of the ever-so-popular Daisy line of fragrances. Top notes are fruity with blackberry, grapefruit and pear while mid and base notes are both ethereal and seductive with jasmine and blue wisteria as well as white woods and musks. The winner will receive one 100ml botlle of Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Eau de Toilette.