Fragrance From Monsoon and Accessorize

Perfume is still one of the most popular and glamorous gifts that you can give and receive at Christmas, It is also one of the most expensive, especially if you chose to give the more concentrated Eau De Parfum. Fortunately, the Christmas Monsoon and Accessorize have fulfilled your fragrance needs with two new launches that smell amazing, look beautiful and are very, very affordable.

Monsoon Rose Gold

Monsoon’s offering is Rose Gold, a stunning confection that looks super glamorous and smells amazing.

It has top notes of sparkling lemon, soft fruit and ozonic scents, layered with velvety rose, tuberose, neroli and cyclamen, and underpinned with base notes of Eastern woods, vanilla, mosses, musk and balsamic amber. Amber and Musk make this a deep, grown up fragrance that has long lasting appeal and will stay in place throughout the day.

The packaging is a stylish mix of a white display style box with rose gold embossed writing and elements. The soft rose gold colour of the Eau De Parfum means that this will look super pretty on a dressing table, having a bottle with a slight vintage feel and a pretty geometric designed lid.

Because this is Eau De Parfum you could be expecting to pay in the region of £60 for this type of fragrance, but this is a very affordable £35 for a 100ml size bottle. It would make a great gift idea for anyone who likes Dior fragrances – think Miss Dior Cherie as a counterpoint.

Accessorize LoveLily

Another fabulous gift idea, Accessorize LoveLily is a fruity fragrance that could well appeal to younger woman due to the light, zesty fragrance. Lovelily has notes of raspberry, orange, jasmine and sweet vanilla, which gives this a delicious scent that works well for both day and evening wear.

Once again it comes in a striking box, this one is hot pink covered in floral print, and the bottle itself is a real showstopper with a beautiful flower lid that is really eye catching and will leave you giving this pride of place on your dressing table. If you like fragrances like NYC by Sarah Jessica Parker, Lovelily will definitely appeal to you, and with the price of £19 for a 75ml bottle, this could be the answer to so many of your Christmas gift dilemmas.

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SENSSE Go! Mini Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush and Exfoliator

There was once a time when holidays and traveling meant that our skincare routine took a bit of a backseat. Luggage allowances meant that unless we wanted to decant all our fave products, we would instead take travel products that we had never used before just because they were easier to pack. But times have changed, the stricter policies on luggage, and the growth of hand luggage only has seen all the biggest and best brands launching travel kits, and now Sensse has created what might just be the perfect sized travel sonic facial cleansing brush – so small you can literally hold it in the palm of your hand, and chargeable through a lightweight USB. It is a brilliant little product, and one that should find a space in everyone’s hand luggage.

DEEP CLEAN, CLEARER SKIN – While other brushes rotate slower than a snail and only leave you with red, sensitive skin after use. The SENSSE Go! facial cleansing brush gently exfoliates with over 600 oscillations per minute to deeply cleanse your skin and remove blackheads and other impurities. Leaving you with visibly softer, young looking skin like never before!

The Sensse Go! facial cleansing brush makes big promises, but unlike some other facial brushes it is actually able to keep them. The brush is easy to use, you simply dampen your face, dampen the brush and then add the cleanser (your usual choice). You then switch the brush on and cleanse for about 1 minute, avoiding the eye area. You can use the brush to remove make up, but I didn’t do this, instead using my usual Micellar water for this job.

The brush is quite soothing, it does not hurt when it is cleansing your skin, there is a quite relaxing, almost tickling sensation, and although my face did go red during cleansing, this did not last, and my face felt super clean and smooth. I use the brush on the first setting for a more gentle cleanse, partly because I suffer with High Blood pressure, so keep any sort of massage gentle, but you can get a more vigorous cleanse with the second setting which is faster.

Once you have used your brush, it is very easy to clean, I just used warm water to remove any traces of cleanser, and then put the covering back over to avoid getting the brush dirty.  (The design is waterproof so no worries about splashing.) The cleansing brush also comes with an exfoliation brush which is great to use once a week for a deeper cleanse with a scrub, a real treat that will give the skin a pick me up.

This is a great little product, affordable at less than £40, and something you could use to keep your skin clean and fresh whether you are home or away. I would definitely recommend it to give your face a one minute quick fix daily.

Songmics Beauty Box Review And Competition

Songmics Inc is a top 50 seller on Amazon UK and are experts when it comes to organising your beauty products. They have created a stunning range of beauty boxes and cases that allow your to keep all your cosmetics and beauty products in one place, giving you easy access to all your products, stopping you searching around for that favourite nail polish or lippie.

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I was sent the Songmics make up storage cosmetic case in the croco pattern to review. This is a lovely large case with an aluminium frame and glossy purple alligator grained PU skin. The case has secure locks on the top, great if you are trying to avoid little ones getting to your make up (we’ve all been there.), and it has a sturdy handle, and a strap if you want to use the case in a portable capacity. (this would work well for a mobile beautician or hairdresser).

Once you open the case you find two rows of shelves on each side, and a large storage unit in the bottom that is ideal for larger bottles, brushes, even for storing a cosmetic bag, it is that large. You can create your own shelf sizes by adding plastic slats so you can make compartments that suit your needs, and these can be moved around if your needs change.

This is a really attractive looking beauty case that is also roomy, practical and strong. For less than £30 it is a great buy. With protective food pads on the bottom of the case, this is not going to be damaged when it is stored on the floor, and the adjustable and removable shoulder strap makes this portable and practical too.

Competition Time

You can win your own Songmics Make Up storage case like the one featured above by entering the competition below.

 

 

Win Songmics Make up Storage Cosmetic case croco pattern