Perfume Experience: Sommelier du Parfum, A Service to Discover Niche Perfumery

Niche perfume brands are increasing more and more their participation in the market, but very few of them offer sample sizes to try them out, many times we do have to go to specialised perfumes stores that we have to be honest if you are not in London (or any big city) you would find it a bit complicated and in some cases expensive to get there, another factor is how many fragrances we can properly try in one go till our nose lose track of everything. There are so many brands, many olfactory families, notes, sillage, etc that trying to select one is basically a really a hard work


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Look Fantastic June 2021 Subscription Beauty Box

One of my favourite moments of the month is to see what the Lookfantastic beauty box brings inside and June was not disappointing at all! a good selection of products and brands that for sure I would love to try out.


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Review: Olverum, Pure Radiance Facial Oil

Facial oils are products I have integrated to my daily skin care routine as a way to nourish my skin and seal the routine to avoid transepidermal water loss, how days the formulas developed allow any skin type to be able to use them and this time I tried a facial oil from the brand Olverum, I never really tried the brand before but I knew they have a good focus on spa and well being. Continue reading “Review: Olverum, Pure Radiance Facial Oil”

Review: Kiehl’s, Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask

When it comes to skincare routine I exfoliate my face twice a week, so after that I keep going with a serum and moisturiser although I tend to replace the moisturiser with a overnight mask as I consider them to nourish far better specially after an exfoliation, so far my favourites are the ones from Kiehl’s, this time I tried out the Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask. Continue reading “Review: Kiehl’s, Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask”

Review: Bioderma, Sebium Skincare Routine For Combination, Oily and Prone to Acne Skin

When it comes to skincare there are constant improvements from the vast majority of the brands, as they say “if you snooze you lose” and one of the top French laboratories, Bioderma knows very well how to keep a minimalist but advanced range or products for all the skin types, today I want to introduce to the new additions to Sebium range, specialised in combination , oily and prone to acne skin.  Continue reading “Review: Bioderma, Sebium Skincare Routine For Combination, Oily and Prone to Acne Skin”

Perfume Review: Decadence by Marc Jacobs

When it comes to Marc Jacobs fragrances I honestly never understood the hype about the daisy perfumes, the are so generic and pretty poor performance I guess the bottle design do all the marketing but I hardly ever hear anyone mentioning the Decadence line, the first one came out in 2015 and even still today I keep finding so unique compared to many other options in the market. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Decadence by Marc Jacobs”

Lone Design Club: Discovering Independent Conscious Brands

When it comes to fast fashion, consumerism out of control is hard to develop a conscious shopping habits, we are invaded by massive brands with many times lack of ethics from the materials and working force they use, environmental impact, animal testing, and many other things that sometimes we ignore. In the other hand I also feel like the exclusivity, the unique design of certain products is something we are missing. Continue reading “Lone Design Club: Discovering Independent Conscious Brands”

Sunday Pampering with Thalgo Indoceane Collection

For a couple of weeks this has been my Sunday pampering routine, I have always dedicate time for myself just before starting another week, a way to recharge energies and feel good with myself and that includes obviously my body. Some of the products I have been using the past weeks are from Thalgo Indoceane Spa collection, I spoke about this brand skincare products before but never really tried any of the spa ones which are such a Spa at home experience. Continue reading “Sunday Pampering with Thalgo Indoceane Collection”

Review: The Ordinary, Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%

Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% from The Ordinary is a highly-stable, water-soluble vitamin C derivative. Starring a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C, this brightening serum provides antioxidant protection to reduce signs of ageing and even out skin tone. Ascorbyl glucoside is considered a gold standard of vitamin C derivatives, thanks to its high stability and comfortable effects, The Ordinary’s formulation is delivered as an easily applied serum for effortless use. Continue reading “Review: The Ordinary, Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%”

Review: The Body Shop, CBD Range

CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol. It is one of many compounds called cannabinoids that are extracted from the cannabis sativa plant, also known as hemp, for their many different benefits. Even though hemp seed oil and CBD come from the same plant, they do not have the same benefits because they’re not extracted the same way. Continue reading “Review: The Body Shop, CBD Range”

Perfume Review: Basilico and Fellini by Vilhelm Parfumerie

I was waiting for the spring to properly talk about a perfume that I have tried and loved and is mostly for the warm weather season, I’m talking about Basilico & Fellini  from Vilhelm Parfumerie. A green fresh unisex fragrance probably one of the best I have tried in a while, specially since there are not purely green releases lately. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Basilico and Fellini by Vilhelm Parfumerie”

Book: The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off by Gloria Steinem

For decades, people around the world have found guidance, humour and unity in Gloria Steinem’s gift for creating quotes that offer hope and inspire action. From her early days as a journalist and feminist activist, Steinem’s words have helped generations to empower themselves and work together. Continue reading “Book: The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off by Gloria Steinem”

Review: Wishful, Get Even Rose Oil

Brimming with 15 exceptionally nourishing oils, including rosehip and Damascus rose, this all-new (and non-comedogenic) Get Even Rose Oil locks in moisture, illuminates the skin tone and grants a glass-skin finish. Continue reading “Review: Wishful, Get Even Rose Oil”

Review: Stila Spring 2021 Collection

When it comes to spring/summer season I tend to switch my make up routine to something lighter, fresher and natural, heavy foundation, extreme highlighter and blush with a huge eye make up look always have been a huge no from me as I like a more sophisticated and elegant look, also because in the warm weather any heavy make up would practically start to melt giving us the urgency to remove it all. Stila did think about this so they introduced a simple but effective make up collection. Continue reading “Review: Stila Spring 2021 Collection”

Perfume Review: Molecule+ Collection by Escentric Molecules

In 2006, Escentric Molecules launched Molecule 01, a single aroma-molecule in a bottle. The molecule was Iso E Super, an abstract synthetic in a lab at IFF. Now Molecule 01 gets a plus one.
In three iterations, it is paired with a single scent ingredient: Mandarin Patchouli and Iris. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Molecule+ Collection by Escentric Molecules”

Perfume Review: Girl Of Now by Elie Saab

A perfume that captures the spirit of the “Now generation” spontaneous, playful and carefree this is what the Girl Of Now Perfume line is all about. While “Le Parfum” Collection has as major inspiration the famous bridal collections from Elie Saab, Girl of Now clearly has far more influence from the prêt à porter one those petals in the bottle design are quite similar to the flowers we normally see in the jackets from the brand. This is an intense perfume as clearly describes an intense girl who lives her live to the fullest hence why she needs a perfume that would match her feelings. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Girl Of Now by Elie Saab”

Review: Institut Esthederm, Intensive Hyaluronic Skincare Routine

During the last couple of years we started to hear about Hyaluronic Acid applied to skincare products but many times there is a misconception that HA is reserved for dry skin, Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a sugar found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump. The HA within our bodies holds a thousand times its weight in water to not only retain all that moisture in our skin and joints, but also prevent all that moisture from evaporating into the air, now just like elastin and collagen this one also decrease in production as we get older so here is when we have to do our part to estimulate the production, internally as you can imagine our diet plays a vital role, no rocking science vegetables and fruits are in the top of the list, externally we can help our skin with skincare products like serums, creams, masks that keep the skin moisturised, helping to reduce the Transepidermal water loss. Continue reading “Review: Institut Esthederm, Intensive Hyaluronic Skincare Routine”

Review: Paul and Joe Beaute Spring 2021 Collection

Paul & Joe beaute released their Spring 2021 Collection following as always the minimalist and cute Japanese packaging design, the collection is quite simple following the make up trends from the Easters countries like Japan and Korea were they tend to go for the soft and natural make up looks quite similar of how French women like it. Continue reading “Review: Paul and Joe Beaute Spring 2021 Collection”

Perfume Review: Olympea Blossom by Paco Rabanne

Paco Rabanne just released a summer flanker of the best seller Olympea, with a lovely bottle we can now find Olympea Blossom a far lighter option from the original one and the first release of the brand for 2021 ready for the warm weather. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Olympea Blossom by Paco Rabanne”

Look Fantastic Beauty Egg 2021 (UK and Australia)

After 4 sell-out years, the Lookfantastic Beauty Egg is back. This year, you’ll be able to indulge in 6 selected products, perfect for a little self-indulgence or as a treat for someone special. Worth over £220 (A$400), get your hands on the best Beauty Egg on the market for just £65 (A$135) Continue reading “Look Fantastic Beauty Egg 2021 (UK and Australia)”

Perfume Review: Bright Crystal by Versace

As I was reviewing fragrances that are far more suitable for the summer time but long lasting I was asked about options to use once we all get back to the office or indoor working places where we have to be considerate with others not getting a headache but smell gorgeous if someone get close to us. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Bright Crystal by Versace”

Perfume Review: Toy 2 by Moschino

 And it came back, the famous Moschino teddy bear that looks quite cute, Toy 2 has a lovely bottle design in my opinion nicer and more practical than the first Toy perfume, there is also a black bottle which is the masculine version and heard good things about it too, but so far this is the first fragrance I try from the brand, the bottle already got me but I’m actually quite curious how the fragrance is and how it performance. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Toy 2 by Moschino”

Book: When Life Is Not Peachy by Pip Lincolne

A warm hug in book form When life has taken a difficult turn, our heart is aching and we’re only just holding it together, it’s easy to question everything. Who even am I, and how will I keep going? We need someone in our corner to travel this journey with us and help keep our spirits up. Continue reading “Book: When Life Is Not Peachy by Pip Lincolne”

Look Fantastic March 2021 Subscription Beauty Box

On March 8th, it’s International Women’s Day! So this month, Look Fantastic Beauty Box is celebrating with this month’s ‘Beauty Beyond Boundaries’ Edition they’re giving you not only a specially-designed box, but also an additional product inside the box! the March box has 7 products inside and is worth over £55. Continue reading “Look Fantastic March 2021 Subscription Beauty Box”

Perfume Review: Chicago High by Vilhelm Parfumerie

Some time ago I reviewed Fleur Burlesque by Vilhelm Parfumerie and mentioned about the feminine inspiration that fragrance has from La Belle Epoque and the Moulin Rouge can can dancers, today following the line we jump to the beginning of the 20’s with a unisex scent that intends to catch the atmosphere of those years. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Chicago High by Vilhelm Parfumerie”

Perfume Review: Dylan Turquoise by Versace

With spring around the corner, the spring fragrances start to show up and this time we have a flanker from Dylan Blue Pour Femme by Versace: Dylan Turquoise, keeping the luxurious bottle design but instead of a deep blue we have a crystal clear aquamarine colour that clearly screams summer.   Continue reading “Perfume Review: Dylan Turquoise by Versace”

Review: Bobbi Brown, Stroke Of Luck Collection

A bit late but luckily still available we can see the new Stroke of Luck Collection by Bobbi Brown, this is a limited edition created to celebrate the Chinese New Year, not only for the gorgeous packaging but also the reddish warm shades. The collection includes one eye shadow palette, one highlighter and three lipsticks. Continue reading “Review: Bobbi Brown, Stroke Of Luck Collection”

Review: Lancôme, Lash Idôle Mascara

Lancome released a new mascara called Lash Idôle, keeping the name of the latest fragrance from the brand and the rose gold packaging. We get an addition to the Hypnose, Mon Monsieur classics. So we will check what is the concept that makes this mascara different from the other ones the brand already have. Continue reading “Review: Lancôme, Lash Idôle Mascara”

Review: Wishful, Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub

The first skincare product that Huda Kattan released with her skincare brand Wishful, Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub is a gentle, yet powerful exfoliating scrub infused with a combination of pineapple and papaya enzymes, BHAs and AHAs that leave the skin with a healthy glow. Continue reading “Review: Wishful, Yo Glow Enzyme Scrub”

Perfume Review: Body Paint by Vilhelm Parfumerie

“Paris in 1988. A secret cult of women. Matisse’s La Danse. Ritual dancing, whispered sounds, the ecstasy of burning skin. A maddening collision of ice cold pear juice and chili”  One of the latest releases from the house Vilhelm Parfumerie is Body Paint a quite interesting story different to all the perfume releases back in 2020. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Body Paint by Vilhelm Parfumerie”