RIP: Anthony Bourdain 1956 – 2018

RIP: Katherine Noel Brosnahan – 1962 -2018

Mostly Lovin’: Oribe Côte d’Azur Parfum

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I’m a huge fan of Oribe’s high end hair-care line. Not only does it contain some of the finest formulations and aesthetically pleasing packaging but the beautiful signature fragrance of lychee, edlerweisse flower, lemon, bergamot and sandalwood puts me in mind of long summer nights in Portofino or some such magical place…

My love affair with the brand began when I stumbled upon the Glaze for Beautiful Colour which I have to say is incredibly nourishing and even managed to impart a degree of luster to my chemically abused locks.
The fragrance can be used to perfume both skin and hair which is a bonus in my book! x

Cote D’Azur Candle

Mostly Lovin’: Black Truffle Crisps

Salty goodness…

In stores for a limited time only I knew I had to work quickly! Once tasted, never forgotten…

Mostly Trying: Glossier Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream

https://www.glossier.com/

Body Hero Perfecting Cream

I recently gave into the considerable hype and purchased Glossier Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream and so far so silky! I have been assured this baby-pink emulsion promises to deliver four results; it perfects and enhance the look of skin, tightens and smooths, increases skin’s elasticity, and provides all-day hydration.
I am a fan of the subtle opalescent hue which could so easily have been overdone but manages to add a delicate sheen which is flattering to most skin tones. The baby-fresh scent is an added but entirely welcome bonus. So that’s a silky thumbs up from V! Bisous

https://www.glossier.com/

Pearlescent & Enriching

RIP: Monsieur Givenchy- 1927 – 2018

Image Courtesy Givenchy

Mostly Lovin’: Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Bottoms Up!

I love Brazilian Bum Bum Cream from the bottom of my heart! (See what I did there)?! The scent alone of cupuaçu butter, açaí, mica and coconut oil is enough to make one want to slather it on from top to well…bottom. The key ingredient – Amazonian guaraná contains one of the most potent forms of caffeine which provides a tightening effect so hopefully my posterior is on the ascent as I type! Bisous

https://soldejaneiro.com/product/brazilian-bum-bum-cream/

Mostly Lovin’: Good Intentions

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Skincare Cocktail

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to do the wrong thing? I don’t mean pulling the wings off flies but rather failing to looking after oneself even though you know better.
For example, I currently have a fridge full of plumpcious fruit and vegetables, cupboards brimming with nuts and protein rich delights and yet somehow I find myself inexplicably drawn towards the remnants of the Christmas “naughty draw” where all manner of chocolaty temptations reside.
The funny thing is, I’ve never been a particularly big fan of chocolate, I can generally take it or leave it. It’s the salty indulgences which tend to hold my attention. Perhaps this question goes much deeper than whether or not we choose a wholesome or unhealthy snack but I often wonder why it is so much easier to do the wrong thing despite knowing better. Is it perhaps an unconscious desire to rebel against the constant and dare I say somewhat tiresome images of Instagrammers savouring “smashed” avocado on toast, Chia pudding and the like?

This New Years I made a quiet decision to do better if I know better. I have to admit, it hasn’t always been easy (or successful) but you know what practice makes… x

RIP Nabile Quenum

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Last Rainbow of 2017: Bonne Année à Tous!