Just in case you missed some of the summer’s best perfume launches, we’ve rounded them all up here for you. From Marc Jacobs’ newest innovation to Givenchy’s fruity new fusion, you’ll be adding these fragrances to your wishlist in no time!
The playful and unexpected new women’s perfume, Perfect, is a comforting floral scent that celebrates optimism, self-acceptance and originality. The perfect name was inspired by Marc Jacobs’ mantra: “I am perfect as I am”, which is symbolised by a tattoo of the word “perfect” on his wrist. Like his tattoo, Perfect is about embracing and expressing one’s true self. Modern, bright and feminine, Perfect is an unconventional yet harmonious clash of fresh floral and calming smooth notes. The fragrance opens with juicy notes of rhubarb and bright daffodil that reveal a comforting heart of almond milk. The fragrance finishes with a soft dry down of cedarwood and Cashmeran. Perfect as a gift for a for a friend or daughter to show them how much you care for them or even as a treat for yourself.
Here’s to the ones who dream big; a new generation of conquering women, strong, outspoken and empowered. Here’s to the leaders of tomorrow, glorious and luminous, igniting the flame of success and lighting the way for others. Here’s to the new Idôles, who daringly shine the path for others. To those, whose aura radiates with success and greatness, inspiring the Idôle that resides within each one of us. Now is your time, ignite this beam of light & become a trailblazing Idôle for others. The world will shine brighter because when you succeed, you inspire others to ascend to new heights. So, ignite the flame that resides in you. It is your time to embrace your power and inspire a generation. Be your own Idôle.
What makes you feel ALIVE? Every woman has her own answer. Inspired by living life to the fullest and finding your own way, BOSS ALIVE from HUGO BOSS empowers women on their path to success. Contemporary and confident, blending soft and bold notes, the BOSS ALIVE perfume fragrance leaves a trail of positive energy. Sparkling apple and plum top notes exude optimism, while a powerful floral heart of jasmine sambac reveals radiant femininity. The contrasting base fuses woody notes with a magnetic vanilla absolute, bringing comfort and confidence. A golden ornament surrounds the glass bottle like a piece of jewellery, while the nude pink juice captures the light, reflecting the aspirational, life-affirming nature of ALIVE.
Our Favourite Notes: Pear, Bergamot, Black Currant
Free-spirited. Romantic. Eternal. A spirited floral fragrance, ETERNITY Eau Fresh evokes the rush of intimacy and connection. The perfume for her is a play of fruit, flower and warm elements of musk. Jasmine and peony are at the heart with pear and cassis top notes, anchored by a base of patchouli and amber. The fruits and florals lend playful optimism to the iconic ETERNITY fragrance. Inspired by a flower garden, the pink bottle and scent celebrate romance, spontaneity and the eternal.
Our Favourite Notes: Sparkling Pear, Rose Essential, Musk
Irresistible Givenchy, a fragrance that definitely invites you to let go. A floral-woody and fruity fragrance that plays with the contrast between two opposite accords of luscious Rose and radiant Blond Wood. This effervescent Rose reflects the fragrance of a naturally irresistible woman with strong magnetic charm, so electrifying that we only want to follow her. She is radiant and draws you into a release dance with liberating vibes. An invitation to let go and reveal who you are. For her, life is a dance. #IRRESISTIBLEISYOU
Amazing Grace, the beloved, iconic soft-floral that’s always appropriate, classic and elegant is also now available as an eau de parfum. It features a heightened concentration of bergamot, rounded out by soft muguet blossoms and musk so you can enjoy this best-selling fragrance even longer. Eau de parfum offers an extremely fine quality and high oil concentration that truly lasts.
On the hunt for the perfect beauty gift for a makeup lover, skincare enthusiast or pamper fanatic? Look no further. We’re here to save the day with a handy dose of all-year-round gift-giving goodness to take the stress out of special occasion present buying. Featuring incredible gift sets from Dermalogica, Gatineau, The Organic Pharmacy and more, we’ve got you covered…
This gift set is perfect for someone who loves a good pamper. Containing three stunning Molton Brown body washes in scents Pink Pepper, Ylang Ylang and Rosa, bath time just got that much better. This pampering trio of bath and shower gels infused with enduringly feminine aromas allows you to luxuriously unwind with a beautiful collection of heavenly bathing moments.
Because Dermalogica’s Biolumin-C Serum and Eye Serum are better together. Perfect for luxury skincare fans, this Supercharged Vitamin C eye serum outsmarts visible premature skin ageing caused by daily eye movements and environmental stress. Its Lightweight formula delivers a highly bioavailable Vitamin C complex to the skin around the eyes to dramatically brighten and visibly firm. Paired with the regular serum that can be used all over the face, it’s the perfect combination!
Shopping for a makeup lover? This gift set contains some great products from Note featuring their Lash Master Mascara, Mineral Semi-Matte Lipstick in shade 03 and a Precision Eyeliner. The Lash Master Mascara is a volume-creating and curl sculpting mascara containing Vitamin E to nourish and moisturise the eyelash roots. The Mineral Semi-Matte Lipstick 03 has a velvety texture and provides a long-lasting high coverage with a semi-matte finish. Finally, the Precision Eyeliner ensures flawless application with its special and easy applicator.
A handcare gift set is always a winner especially right now with more frequent hand sanitising. Featuring a hand wash, hand cream, barrier cream and soap, a much-loved liquid glove pre-gardening lotion. It’s time to give those hard-working, green fingers some love and attention. Scottish Fine Soaps’ Gardeners Hand Therapy Gift Set is enriched with purifying tea tree oil and has a great subtle fragrance.
Featuring Gatineau’s Supersize Tan Accelerating Lotion, Supersize Golden Glow Gradual Tan, Body Buffing Mitt & Palm Print Tote Bag, this little gift set is the cutest. If you’re gifting a fake tan fanatic, this kit is guaranteed to be right up their street. Soothing and bronzing lotions paired with an exfoliating mitt and cute tote bag – what more could they ask for?
Our last gift set recommendation for beauty fanatics is this one from The Organic Pharmacy. This incredible set features their Carrot Butter Cleanser, Rose Facial Cleanser, Herbal Toner, Antioxidant Face Serum, Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream, Collagen mask & their Organic Muslin Cloth. With this, anyone can perfect their skincare routine with seven of The Organic Pharmacy’s best-selling beauty saviours.
From the dreamiest of luxurious diamond creams to soothing and illuminating night treatments, you can get treating yourself to a sumptuous skincare buy or two no matter what your budget is. We’re put together the ultimate list of skincare must-haves to indulge in from high-end and premium goodies to skincare steals under just £20. Happy browsing!
It’s the serum of all serums. This high-performance Vitamin C serum works with the skin’s own defences to brighten and firm with serious skincare science. Advanced bio-technology fuses ultra-stable Vitamin C and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, helping to dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Formulated with advanced technology to deliver more Vitamin C into skin. This superior formula outperforms other Vitamin C products including those formulated at higher concentrations too!
If you’re in need of some eye TLC, this luxurious diamond cream is definitely one to indulge in. The delicate eye area benefits instantly from this velvety, complete care cream. Damask Rose flower water and Diamond Powder provide instant hydration and a soft-focus finish to blur imperfections. Persian Silk Tree and St Paul’s Wort combine to lift the upper eyelid, fade dark circles and smooth lines while Omega 6 Safflower Ceramides and Rose Hip strengthen skin.
After some peeling action? This Vitamin C Peel Kit contains Philosophy’s Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel (Step 1) & The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel 60ml (Step 2) a two-step, in-home peel that resurfaces and rejuvenates sun-damaged, hyperpigmented and ageing skin. the kit includes vitamin c/peptide crystals and lactic/salicylic acid activating gel. Pure skincare magic if you ask us!
Lover of nighttime treatments? This one is for you! This anti-ageing night cream with Saffron and Bougainvillea Bi-floral Cells helps regenerate and re-plump the skin and reshape facial contours. Skin appears unlined and luminous. It seems younger: smoother and denser. Its natural radiance is enhanced, and features look rested.
Repairing and protecting against environmental damage, this 365 Skin Repair Day Cream uses DNA technology to repair damage to the skin caused by UV rays, stress and pollution. It supports the skin’s natural regenerative properties and defends it at a cellular level. A great product if you’re after some youthful skin action.
This skin rescue kit from one of our all-time favourite skincare brands comes in at a mid-range budget offering serious relief for sensitive skin featuring three Dermalogica icons that are soon to become your new favourites. The UltraCalming Cleanser 50ml, UltraCalming Mist 50ml and the Calm Water Gel 15ml.
On this Vitamin C hype? This light gel-cream moisturiser will hydrate and illuminate your skin. Tara Pod extract will activate in contact with the skin’s natural microbiome to help illuminate skin complexion, while Vitamin C and Magnesium will help to smooth and re-energise skin’s look for the perfect glow.
Delivering supreme hydration for a fresh-faced finish, Hydra Floral Everfresh light cream by Decléor is formulated with 98% natural-origin ingredients including Baikul Scullcap root extract for a healthy glow. As well as feeling plump and smooth, your skin will benefit from a protective anti-pollution layer for a reduction on the amount of damaging pollution particles covering the skin, perfect for busy city-dwellers.
Bursting with high-quality organic ingredients to help skin repair overnight, this restorative evening ritual delivers optimal hydration. Nourishing oils combine with sea plant stem cells support cell production for increased radiance and tone.
Reveal healthy, fresher-looking skin with Urban Veda’s Reviving Exfoliating Facial Polish. A delicate yet effective exfoliator, Reviving Facial Polish is designed to be massaged in to stimulate circulation and to gently buff away dead skin cells to reveal deeply cleansed, soft and youthful skin.
A rich repairing balm, perfect for overnight, this night cream is enriched with Manuka Honey and Calcium B5. For anti-sagging and smoothing action, Manuka Honey is famous for its repairing and medicinal properties. This powerful raw ingredient is concentrated in essential nutrients and minerals. Calcium B5 is known for its fortifying and moisturising properties, and also as an antioxidant. The L’Oréal Paris Expertise L’Oréal Paris laboratories have created Age Perfect Intensive Re-Nourish Night Balm, a rich restoring formula specifically designed for mature and very dry skin, providing comforting overnight care.
The ultimate cleansing experience for fresher, more revived skin starts with Super Facialist’s unique, lightweight Vitamin C Cleansing Oil. Infused with Vitamin C and nourishing Olive, Grapeseed and Rosehip oils, this highly soluble cleansing oil transforms itself, upon contact with water, into a light milky texture.
It’s time to talk about those pesky dark circles. Unless you’ve been blessed with super smooth, bright under-eye skin, you’ve probably encountered a few dark circles in your time. Whether you’re feeling run-down, tired, or sometimes because of your natural complexion, dark circles under the eyes are something you might struggle to avoid.
Well, good news! There are some things you can
try to minimise the appearance of dark circles. From the obvious getting plenty
of sleep and eating a healthy diet to lesser-known tips and tricks, we’re here
to help. Let’s dive right in.
What causes dark undereye circles?
Dark circles often appear underneath the lower
eyelids. It’s common in both men and women and can be pretty tricky to get rid
of. Although dark circles can affect anyone, they’re more common among:
People with a genetic
predisposition (if your parents and grandparents have them)
People with darker skin tones
Although dark undereye circles are often put
down to fatigue, there are actually lots of possible causes. If you’re going to
reduce or even get rid of your dark circles, you’ll need to understand your
The cause: fatigue
The most common cause of dark circles under the
eyes, we’re all likely to experience fatigue, or tiredness, at one time or
another. Even just staying up a couple of hours past your usual bedtime can
result in the appearance of dark circles under your eyes. When you’re tired,
your skin can become dull and pale. This means the tissues under your eyes are
more likely to show through, leading to dark circles.
Fatigue can also make the skin underneath your
eyes puff up, casting shadows on your face and making dark circles stand out
The solution: get a good night’s sleep!
Dark circles caused by fatigue are easy enough
to deal with. While you might have to endure them while you get through the
day, a refreshing night’s sleep should reduce their appearance. In the
meantime, you can always cover them up with a full-coverage concealer or try
using an eye
care product to improve their appearance.
The cause: dehydration
Dehydration wreaks havoc on our skin, not to
mention what’s going on inside when you don’t drink enough fluids. When you’re dehydrated,
your skin can’t retain enough water to appear full and youthful. This can cause
the skin beneath your eyes to dull and can make your eyes appear set back.
The solution: drink plenty of fluids
We don’t need to tell you how important it is to
stay hydrated. Make sure you’re drinking at least eight glasses of fluids each
day. Water is best, but this can also include tea, coffee, and sugar-free
cordial in moderation.
The cause: age
As you get older, your skin becomes thinner and
loses elasticity. This means the dark blood vessels beneath your eyes will be
more visible through your top layers of skin.
The solution: conceal
There’s not much you can do about this one, but
do try to get plenty of sleep and stay hydrated, so no other causes of dark
circles combine with ageing.
The cause: genetics
Bad news for some, genetics is one of the most
common causes of dark undereye circles. If you’ve inherited the trait, you
might start to see dark circles take shape at any time from early childhood
into adulthood. Your dark circles might get worse with age, although they could
also fade, with very little you can do about it. Genetics can also increase
your chances of developing a thyroid problem, which can, in turn, cause dark
circles under your eyes.
The solution: conceal
Like dark circles caused by ageing, there isn’t
a lot you can do if yours are a part of your natural complexion. You might like
to try using a concealer underneath your eyes to brighten up your appearance.
Still, it can be best to accept your dark circles as a part of your face and
try not to worry about them.
How to reduce the appearance of dark circles
There are some techniques you might like to try
to reduce the appearance of dark circles. These won’t necessarily work, mainly
if your circles are caused by ageing or generics, but it might be worth a shot
if they bother you.
Apply a cold compress to shrink dark blood vessels under the eye
Get plenty of sleep
Sleep with an extra pillow to prevent fluid from gathering in your face
Apply used black or green tea bags to your undereye area
Drink more fluids
Use a good-quality concealer
There are also some surgical techniques which can help reduce the appearance of dark undereye circles. These include chemical peels to reduce pigmentation, laser surgery, tissue fillers, and others. You should speak to your doctor and get plenty of advice before going down this route.
Associated with luxury in every sense, Michael Kors has that ultimate touch of glamour we all desire. Each fragrance has its own distinct personality that perfectly adapts to each wearer. But, if you’ve never tried a Michael Kors fragrance before, how do you know which one to go for? Today we’re showcasing your soon-to-be favourites…
Where tantalizing pink pepper and signature, creamy almond milk beautifully flow throughout the fragrance for a modern expression of intimacy. Enriched by the provocative spice of Dianthus made silky by the sheer, vanilla-like caress of Heliotrope, this fragrance is truly addictive. A velvety sensuous feel becomes all-enveloping from the pure luxury of Cashmeran Wood, Benzoin Siam and Sandalwood.
If warm, woody fragrances are your thing, you’ll want to try this one. Featuring creamy sandalwood, the sultriest and most skin-like of all the warm, woodsy notes. Wrapped in patchouli, amber and musk, with supporting floral and citrus notes.
The modern and dynamic blend of fragrance notes perfectly complements the man ready to conquer the world. It opens with bergamot’s crisp bite, while the addition of angelica seed and pink pepper introduce a spicy zest. Cardamom offers an invigorating effect of cool spice to bring the top notes to full momentum. At its heart, the fragrance exudes a classic masculinity of juniper and cypress, with nutty undertones of sesame blend and herbaceous sage for a creamy and fresh effect. The dry-down is the addictive scent of ambrox, which imparts a smooth, velvety sensation while also being clean and woody.
The complex and modern blend of notes that comprise Michael Kors Extreme Night perfectly suits the sophisticated man on the move. The fragrance opens with the magnetic spiciness of black pepper and gets a surge of adrenaline from nutmeg. Invigorating cypress and aromatic clary sage combine to lend bold masculinity. Orris, derived from the iris and a symbol of power and royalty, adds robust character to this new scent. Tonka bean adds warmth and sensuality, evoking the rush of nightfall.
Glamorous yet easy; rich yet relaxed — the Michael Kors Signature Eau de Parfum is elegance at ease. Drawn from travels to London and Shanghai, St. Tropez and Capri, we captured a blend of influences in this distinct, feminine fragrance. Top notes of spice and incense mingle with blue orris and peony, anchored by earthy vetiver — dare we say it’s perfection.