Fragrant Friday ; Scent-sational

Rating ; Jo Malone Schmo-Malone  – Ok that’s not fair I’m actually a massive fan have been for years, but it’s not really her any more is it ; spoiler alert. Still am sure I’ll probably be reaching for a trial of the new English Oak and Hazlenut ; like seriously who comes up with these blend names. I’m personally looking forward to Parmesan and Port fragrance! Sorry JO I love you really I do and have been a loyal trooper for years but my heart’s just not in it anymore, I DO like ‘real Jo’ as I like to call Jo Loves her latest range; but that’s a story for another day.

So maybe I should be clear I’m just a massive fragrance fan full stop. As my hair dresser says who comes to my house ‘everything just smells so nice Tam, I mean everything‘ (no not in a too cool for school, I’m wealthy & have a home hairdresser way (!); more in a she’s so lovely and so fab I can work whilst she does my hair in the evening as a single mum kind of way!!). I digress.

Inside scoop; Scent-sational & Des-lices-ious.  So Friday’s splurge tactic post is a 2-4-1 £££’s alert review – I definitely don’t always go top of the range as you see. BUT when it comes to perfume and your own scent, nothing really beats a true off the beaten path slightly original find & sadly they do cost.    I’ve 2 today oh how I love them both scent-sational and unique doesn’t begin to describe. I think they’ve been lurking in Selfridges beauty hall for a while now but actually I stumbled across them in Austria in a teeny little beauty shop in San Candido. So I was eeeek with the £ to Euro rate I got, but still bought both…Shh…thankfully I don’t have a husband for you to kindly not tell!

Ortigia start with the leopardpackaging :  end on the scent. Little more to say, Heaven-scent from opening to spraying. ALL their range is unique, mildly addictive and memorable.  They say : THE ESSENCE OF SICILIAN ORANGES. A DISTILLATE OF ORANGE FLOWERS, WITH A BASE OF NEROLI, PETITGRAIN AND WOOD. Mmmm-mmmm

 

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Play Mist-y for me ; spray that again?

Top tips beauty mist insider scoop Clarins hot product

Rating ; Mist-y-fy me; face mists.…for many but the true beauty addict, kind of falls into the huh, never heard of it, don’t need it, didn’t know I needed it; argh thanks for that now can’t live without it camp.

Inside scoop; Beauty Mists / Make-up fixing mists? Spray that again? Really. Come on, a mist on your face, another step in your routine, another thing to carry GRR.  But hold the press a sec, yup sorry this one’s a winner and my new found handbag essential.   Possibly been lurking in many celebs large Mulberry hold-alls forever.  But re-born this Summer with lots of botanical goodies & now a must-have.  Today’s choice of the hot but oh so cool mists for me is Clarins Beauty-fix mist ; plain english, plenty of water, some scrummy extras, no mist-yque!

Clarins Mist          moisture

BUT WHY you say why ANOTHER product, ok stay with me a sec…so you’re onto your 3rd 4th or heck who is counting any more Costa of the day, definitely your 80th email and probably your 6th meeting.  Phone at the ready, you’re off to the next, an important one with the boss, quick look in the mirror and BOOM there it is, staring right back at you –  your day is written all over your face and not in a great way.  Slightly tired (make it very by 3pm in my case) slightly dry, slightly smudged, slightly frazzled, slightly let’s say rumpled.

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TGIF; time to chill grab some arom-a-goodness

Rating ; AROMA-A-OH-MY GOODNESS; bliss-out & grab some Friday-feeling with 1 quick spritz

Inside scoop; a quiet little bottom-shelf product just waiting to be discovered. 1 spray of this essential oil mist turns any room into a zen-like chamber of chill-ness!  I kid you not, lurking right there on the bottom shelf in Boots vitamin area [of all places] amongst other places is a rescue-remedy for almost all emergency calm moments.

Puressential

Room sprays / ambience sprays / room mist / linen mist home fragrancing is as common these days as cheap body mist on a Barbie doll (not sure where I got that one!) but – key is what’s in it-what it does-how it is-how it makes you feel.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Puressentiel-Rest-Relax-Air-Spray/dp/B002WZO0ZW/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1502463081&sr=8-1&keywords=rest+and+relax+air+spray

https://www.puressentiel.com/uk/en/products/rest-relax/rest-relax-air-spray-75ml

This pocket-size spray packs a perfumed-punch full of essential oils & is my go-to rescue remedy come pillow spray, come smellyarmpitonthetube person deflector [we’ve all been there right], come night-time mood relaxer.  Lasts forever, and 100% natural origin.  So if you need a Friday feeling in a flash, look no further. P.s spritz it in the corner of your bedroom it even keeps spiders at bay but don’t quote me on that one

#bots #fridayfeeling #zen #blissout #aromatheraphy #chillout #puressential #pillowmist #sleepaids

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