Thursday, 21 September 2017

bilou at Superdrug



If you’re yet to hear of a brand called bilou, where the heck have you been!

To fill you in, bilou is a fabulous new brand that is gracing the shelves of Superdrug right now!
 
Developed in Germany and following its hugely successful launches across Europe, this quirky and fabulous brand is now available exclusively at Superdrug.




A sweet-smelling-scent-lovers dream the brand is known for its unique and unusual fragrances that will satisfy even the sweetest of teeth!

Their products comprise of 2in1 Bodsprays, Creamy Shower Foams and Gentle Cream Foams in a variety of delicious smelling scents.

My eyes literally lit up when I saw the scents; Tasty Donut, Fizzy Berry, Cotton Candy, Coco Cocktail and Pink Melon.




Now you know how much I love anything sweet and sacchariney so this range sounded right up my street!

Of the 5 fragrances available I opted to try the three sweetest smelling ones (obviously)!

Tasty Donut is up first!




This delicious, warm, sweet scent smells like freshly baked donuts with a fruity strawberry icing.

I had to stop myself from squirting it into my mouth it smelt THAT yummy!

The Tasty Donut Creamy Shower Foam (£3.99) is a wonderfully soft and rich foam that froths beautifully, enveloping your senses and gently cleansing your skin with a sumptuous, soft, creamy foam.

Non drying on your skin and leaving behind a body that smells good enough to eat this has become a firm favourite of mine!




Up next is their 2in1 Bodyspray in Coco Cocktail (£3.99).

It is 2in1 because the special mix of ingredients makes it both a mild, nourishing deodorant as well as a refreshing bodyspray, though I personally probably wouldn’t use it as a deodorant.

As for the scent, think of a tropical paradise!

Creamy coconut and tropical Madagascan vanilla create an addictive, refreshing and delicious scent that leaves you craving more and the moisturising properties of the spray mean your skin feels soft and smooth when applied. 

Winner.




Last but not least is the Cotton Candy scent, which I have to admit is my favourite!

This stuff smells like the real thing! 

Sweet, sugary with a hint of vanilla and caramel this scent is delectable and I’m thrilled that once I have indulged in a really long shower covering myself in the creamy foamy loveliness that I can continue the experience thanks to their Cream Foam (£3.99).




This mild, gentle, soft and creamy foam is essentially a body lotion in frothy form. 

Light like a lotion but nourishing like a body cream it leaves tour skin feeling soft and nourished and of course, smelling delightful!




The entire range of brilliant bilou products can be found exclusively at Superdrug now.
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Tarte Limited Edition Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter



How ridiculously beautiful is the new Limited Edition Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter from Tarte!

Available from QVC now, this stunning palette features 4 light pastel shades in one, designed to allow you to create both rainbow and strobe effects across your cheekbones.




Unlike many other rainbow/unicorn inspired products out there this palette is definitely one of the more wearable and subtle.

There is an iridescent pearly shade, a soft golden glow, a pretty pale pink and a delicate lilac.




Each shade alone is gorgeous and flatters a range of skin tones and together they create a really pretty glow that highlights your features and illuminates your complexion.

The powder itself is silky soft and super fine in texture. Lightweight and non-chalky the powder is easy to apply and blend and highlights your cheekbones beautifully.




Containing pure pigments and Amazonian clay it feels like a really luxurious product  to apply and I may be wrong but I’m sure I can detect a hint of vanilla scent about it.
 
I love how subtle the colours are and how wonderfully they work together to create a subtle but gorgeous rainbow highlighter but for me I prefer to swirl the shades together to create a gorgeous ethereal glow.




The softness of the powder and its blendability is a big plus for me and it is so finely milled that there is none of that grainy-glitteryness that you can sometimes get with certain highlighters.




I don’t have a bad thing to say about this gorgeous compact which even comes with a handy mirror!
It isn’t just a pretty gimmick, its actually extremely wearable too.

The Tarte Limited Edition Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter is available now from QVC and costs £27.
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Friday, 1 September 2017

Kenzo World



Kenzo World is one of the most stunning and surprising scents I’ve ever had the pleasure to encounter.

Everything about this fragrance exudes an original uniqueness, from the fabulous bottle design, to the intoxicating and addictive scent within.




The bottle design is an extension of Kenzo’s Collection which features the all-seeing eye, alluding to the force of the ‘third eye’ and spiritual protection coming from above.

Shaped (as you would therefore expect) resembling an eye, the Kenzo World bottle features a beautifully smooth glass base which reveals the baby blue perfume within.




A half moon dip within the bottle provides the perfect backdrop for the rose gold pearl which delicately hangs from the top of the bottle.

The hard, ribbed lid provides a stark contrast to the soft fluidity of the rest of the bottle, providing an indication of the contrast between the floral femininity and the boldness of the scent inside.




The scent itself, while described as being floral, is in my opinion, quite oriental and yet sweet too. 

It’s a complex scent that leaves you craving more.

Top notes of Eqyptian Jasmine and peony offer a soft floral experience before heart notes of plum and raspberry help to sweeten the nectar.




Patchouli and Ambroxan crystals round off the fragrance leaving a soft yet sweet, delicately floral yet ever so musky fragrance that is distinctive, feminine and undeniably beautiful.

It really is quite an unusual scent and one I didn’t expect to love quite as much as I did.

Despite its uniqueness I really feel that it would appeal to a wide range of women.




It possesses so many lovely qualities; soft florals, delicate sweetness and a light muskiness, that’s its hard not to find something in it that you love.

Kenzo World is available now from The Perfume Shop and costs £63 for 50ml.
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