To say I want this is an understatement. I don't just want it, I am thinking about it pretty much constantly and won't rest until some of these babies are in my life. A collection of nail varnishes, sold in pairs that come as if they are shoes in a dust bag and a little box. It's so covetable and necessary to one's well being.
I promised you an update. I have to say BB excels itself on customer service, I did this order online because I received a promotional email saying order over £75 worth of goods (hardly a difficult task) and they'd send a complimentary make-up palette. As you know, I can never resist a) a freebie and b) a make up palette. So onto the site I went and this is what I bought:
Luxe Sparkle Powder. Look, I don't know why ok? Except LOOK AT IT! It's beautiful. It comes in a shiny silver box that closes with a satisfying magnetic click. It has the finest texture imaginable and you dust it on and look better immediately. Less is definitely more and I believe it's aimed at brides but what the hell, I wanted it. Perfect for summer holidays and dusting of collar bones. I am loving it and it's sold out now so even if you want one - ha!
Summer is coming. No, it really is. And I need a new serious SPF for ummm, those hot sweltering days we have. At the very least I have a week in Spain so hey ho, I can use it there. I've road tested this already and it smells heavenly and sinks in beautifully so I'm a fan.
Then I ordered some more hydrating gel cream which I can't recommend enough, it gives you the perfect base for make-up and just works.
Here are the freebies I received:
Yes, all that. The palette is really nice, gorgeous colours. Eye make-up remover, a make-up brush, a mascara and a whole stash of sachets. Plus free P&P.
This is how you do it. No wonder Bobbi Brown is doing so well.
This week: Bangle Jangle. This is particularly apt for me as I am known for my bangles which do, well, jangle. It's a pretty lilac. It's not earth shattering but I can wear it and pretend it's Spring. Oh if only...
Today I finally tried the Dries Van Noten perfume at Liberty.
It's £150 for 100ml. Of course it is since I love nothing cheap. Predictably it's divine. Properly gorgeous and very sexy. I think the Malle fragrances have something in common. I am not enough of a nose to identify what it is but this reminded me of Lipstick Rose only more subtle. There is something heavy and sexy going on. I didn't buy it but it's on my list.
I am reliably informed that the Marni perfume is exclusive to Harrods so I've still not tried it yet. Am getting desperate though. the more exclusive something is, the more i want it. I am an advertiser's dream.
Oh, and I bought the Dr Sebaugh deep exfoliating mask (and received samples ahoy). I gave it a whirl when I got home and early signs are extremely promising. It's a gel and you apply a thick layer, wait 10 minutes and rinse off. My skin does look pink and glowing. It's tingles when it's on which is pleasing. I shall keep you posted on whether this is a one-off or necessary to your lives.
Last week Liberty sent me their Spring/Summer beauty brochure. Liberty is probably my favourite beauty hall in London, it's beautifully set out and has unusual and quirky brands. It doesn't have a MAC counter which I love it for. Not that I have anything against MAC but it attracts hoards of teenage girls and it's noisy. Yes, I realise I sound like a grandmother but there you go.
Anyway, I want everything in the brochure obviously but here is my edited list.
Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask. It "produces visible results in just one treatment." I am such a sucker but the words "exfoliating" and "mask" in one product has me wanting it.
Aesop Mouthwash. I fully accept that a £17 mouthwash is ridiculous and I will never actually buy this but look at it. It's beautiful.
C.O. Bigelow shower gel. This comes in Almond, Lavender, Lime & Coriander, Rosemary Mint and Grapefruit. The bottle is lovely and those scents all make my pulse race, especially Grapefruit as I am obsessed with Grapefruit scented products.
Guerlain Terracotta Serum tan-prolonging serum. This was in Red magazine. You add a few drops to moisturiser to extends your tan. It looks so pretty and satisfying.
And today I am off to Liberty, just to look around you understand.
My skin has never been so dry. After two weeks of blissful sunshine, I've come home to Arctic temperatures and a tan fading fast. It all adds up to my body easily being mistaken for a rough loofah. I tried exfoliating and moisturising but still it was literally cracking up. It's time to get serious so I've called in the oil. Tonight I've had a bath and doused myself with this oil and I am hoping to wake up looking soft and fabulous.
Memo to the weather gods: TIME FOR SPRING. My body can't cope with much more of this.