As you know, I've worked alongside Simply Be for a few years now and while a lot of you might think I'm obliged to say how much I love an item, sometimes I don't need to say anything, the item does the talking..



Look at this coat!

This has a swing fit, meaning it is fitted at the top and flares out slightly, much like a skater dress does. Featuring a single breasted design, this also has a silver buckle for fastening.

The detachable faux fur collar has ties, so it doesn't attach with buttons. It's actually little bit annoying in terms of wear, but it looks so much better because it's looser.

This has buttons as you can see, but also has a sash tie which can be adjusted using the silver ring fasten. I feel like this breaks up the 'space' and is ideal for girls who have a short waist as this really helps to accentuate it.

The coat is woolen and in terms of length, hits below the bum.

For me this is the ideal Christmas coat and I can just picture myself, mulled cider in hand, gloves on, stopping to see the Christmas window displays in NYC. Ahh bliss!

For more info and to buy, visit Simply Be.


H x

HollyXSimplyBe

11.09.2017

A box, delivered to you, full of perfumes to try out from huge brands? Yes, please!





If this sounds like it's right up your street, as it is mine, let me introduce you to The Perfume Society Fashion, Fabric & Fragrance Discovery Box.

The Pefume Society have curated a collection of scents reflecting the way that talented perfumers can evoke the texture of a fabric through the medium of scent. Focusing on fragrances that evoke the texture of a fabric.

Included in the box are:
  • Jasper Conran Nightshade 1.2ml eau de parfum (full size £60)
  • Elie Saab Girl of Now 1ml eau de parfum (full size £38)
  • By Terry Délectation Splendide 1.5ml eau de parfum (full size £175)
  • Lalique Satine 1.8ml eau de parfum (full size £64)
  • Estée Lauder Modern Muse 7ml miniature eau de parfum (full size £49)
  • La Perla La Mia Perla 8ml miniature eau de parfum (full size £39)
  • MUGLER AURA MUGLER 1.2ml eau de parfum (full size £49)
  • AERIN Evening Rose 2ml eau de parfum (full size £96)
  • Molton Brown Russian Leather Shower Gel 30ml (full size £20), together with Scented Tattoos 
  • Percy & Reed’s A Walk in the Rain Shine & Fragrance Mist FULL SIZE  (Normally £15 and launches in the UK in October)
I was most excited to try out the By Terry Délectation Splendide and the Mugler Aura Mugler perfumes, because I'd heard so much hype about them in the beauty world but actually, they didn't turn out to be my most favourite scents.

My favourite scents were the Estée Lauder Modern Muse (which is delicately floral and spiced) and the Molton Brown Russian Leather Shower Gel which is just amazing. It smells like a gorgeous man and everytime I smell it, I want to bite it haha! It's just SO nice. It has a peppery, leather, smoky, spicy smell. I can't describe it well enough to do it justice, but it is just gorgeous.

I'm going on holiday soon, so I'm definitely going to be taking a couple of the other mini's with me to try out. This box is the perfect Christmas gift for those who are hard to buy for, as it's likely to feature something they like due to the variety of the box.

The Perfume Society Fashion, Fabric & Fragrance Discovery Box costs £12.50 + P&P for all VIP members, or £17.50 + P&P for regular customers.

What do you think of the box?

H x

The Perfume Society Fashion, Fabric & Fragrance Discovery Box

11.08.2017

GIESS WHAT!?

Ren have released a Christmas collection, and I was lucky enough to be sent one of them to try out! The Ren All Is Calm All Is Bright gift set features three of their iconic products included in a beautifully printed gift box, ideal for Christmas gifts!



 
The box contains:

- Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream
- Glyco Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
-  Keep Young and Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot

The evercalm global protection day cream is something I hadn’t ever tried beforehand. I applied this after my serum in the morning and found it helped with agitation.  I do get a lot of redness In my skin at the slightest touch and have found this really helps with taking that away and makes my skin feel calm without feeling sticky. I’ve used it a fair few times now and whilst I can’t say I noticed a difference to my skin after I stopped using it, it definitely did work whilst I was.

The glycolactic radiance renewal mask is actually one of my favourite masks. I have been using this regularly throughout the year (yes, 1 bottle has lasted that long!) and I still love it. This will sting a tiny bit when it’s being applied but let it sit for 15 minutes or so (they recommend 10 minutes but I’m extra AF). This leaves my skin feeling refreshed and just generally taken care of. I use it a lot after I’ve been travelling and I find it gives my skin the boost it needs.

Finally is the keep young and beautiful instant firming beauty shot. I’ve never used this before until now and the idea is that you use it throughout the day as and when you feel you could do with a moisture boost. You can apply it over makeup but for me I found this moved my makeup and made it oily much quicker. I do think this packs a good punch when used with moisturiser but I’m still on the fence about this product.

This is actually a really good set! I’d be really chuffed if someone got me this for my Christmas so be sure to check out more of the Ren gift sets.

What’s your go-to skincare products?

Let me know in the comments below

H x

Ren All Is Calm All Is Bright

11.06.2017

Getting a Charlotte Tilbury parcel is a bit like waking up on Christmas morning when the parcels get ripped open faster than the wrappers from a tin of Quality Street. When a PR parcel arrived through my door one day, I was majorly excited to find some of the new Hollywood Lips matte liquid lipsticks amongst the items.


I was already a big fan of the Matte Revolution range (Red Carpet Red is GORGEOUS!) and so to hear that CT had released a Matte liquid lipstick which was designed to contour the lips, I was desperate to get my mitts on some - so, Thanks Charlotte Tilbury!

I was sent two shades to try out - Platinum Blonde & Rising Star, so I thought it was only fair to show you some swatches and give my genuine thoughts.


First off, let's talk about the doe foot applicator. This has a strange shape which is designed to contour the shape of your lips. For me, this looks like how my favourite lipstick looks after I've used it a good few times. Curved and pointed at the top. I was a little bit sceptical about just how well this would shape my lips but actually, as long as you ensure you don't have too much product gathered at the tip of the wand, this easily lines the lips.

Because of the velvetty texture of these, you hardly need a mirror to apply them. They feel really comfortable on the lips and apply with the same ease as a lip balm.

I don't know about you, but I always find matte lipsticks layer really badly, they feel a bit rough and look uneven. With the Hollywood Lips, I found they layered really nicely which was a happy change.

Rising Star is a pink toned nude and is my favourite shade of nude. Platinum blonde is a brown toned nude which is lovely, but for me, unless you have really white teeth, it can look a little unflattering.

Have you tried the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips? Let me know your thoughts below!

H x


Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Review & Swatches

11.01.2017

For a while I'd gotten out of the habit of Fashion blogging and the idea of taking full length photo's was about as appealing as a trip to the gynaecologist. With that said, when I was kindly send a gorgeous dress from the Lovedrobe Luxe collection, I was able to find my inner 'yonce...



This dress is grey with an A line midi skirt and chiffon overlay. The top of the dress is sequinned and has a gorgeous high end feel to it.

At £105, it is on the pricier side of high street but for me, this is the ultimate 'go to' dress for every occasion - whether that's a wedding, a birthday party, Christmas night out or an NYE do, this is the kind of dress that will have everyone asking where it's from.

In terms of fit, I would size up. I'm normally a tight size 20 or loose size 22, whereas with this dress I definitely felt like it would have suited me better if it had been a size 24. Some dresses, especially dresses with embellishments and chiffon I find all are on the neat side unless they have a skater style skirt - maybe it's just my arse is expanding!

I wore this out and about for a while and did notice a few sequins fall off as I was getting undressed, but due to the volume of embellishments you really don't notice if a few fall off.

I actually prefer embellishments or sequins to glitter. For me, everytime I wear anything with glitter, it ends up everywhere and is hard to get off of upholstery, with this dress, I found it wore well and didn't 'shed' as I moved.

For more information and to buy this dress, visit Lovedrobe.

H x

Lovedrobe Luxe

10.27.2017

Urban Veda is a brand that I hadn't crossed paths with until recently when they got in touch to offer to send me a few pieces from their range to try out. Today I wanted to talk about the Reviving set.


INCLUDED IN THE SET
The set comes packages in a gift bag with a drawstring. Inside the bag are three miniature products all of which are 50ml each - The Reviving Body Lotion, Reviving Body Scrub & Reviving Body Wash.

ABOUT THE BRAND
Urban Veda pride themselves on containing no harmful ingredients. There are no SLS, No Parabens and no GM ingredients in the range.

WHAT DID I THINK?
The scent of all of these is of delicate rose and all of them open with a screw top which is really annoying. For me, if these even had a squeezy dispenser it would have been much better than trying to whack this onto your hand a million times to get some product to come out.

REVIVING BODY LOTION
A small amount goes a long way with this and it feels almost water based, a little like a serum with a twist (which sounds weird). Although it smells of rose to begin with, as it oxidises on the skin you can smell jasmine. It feels nice on the skin, it's non sticky or greasy which I love.

REVIVING BODY SCRUB
The body scrub is my least favourite of the three products, mainly because it's so hard to get it out of the bottle. On the plus side, this is more salty than beady which I like and it

REVIVING BODY WASH
This is a really thick formula which normally would be off-putting for me, but actually because this is so thick, a small amount goes a really long way and lathers well. I love the smell of this and the only downside is the dispenser - screw top shower fails are my nemesis!

OVERALL
Overall I really like this brand, I like that it's free of so many chemicals and the products are pretty good. I didn't like the scrub so much and the fact that these all have screw tops really is frustrating. With that said, if the full sized products have better dispensers, I'd be all over them!

For more information, visit Urban Veda.

H x

Urban Veda Reviving Set

10.26.2017

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