Friday 28 March 2014

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-purpose Dry Oil

I have always suffered from quite dry skin - especially in colder months, so I make a habit of moisturising every day using a body butter or body oil. I recently finished the Garnier Ultimate Beauty Oil which I loved, however I decided to splash out on a slightly higher end oil after having the urge to treat myself to something a little more luxurious.

 Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-purpose Dry Oil has been hailed as ‘the supermodels oil of choice,’ and is highly recommended in the beauty world. Nuxe, being a French skincare brand is extremely good quality and despite being on the pricier side, their products always deliver excellent quality and have that feeling of luxury.

The Huile Prodigieuse oil is multi-purpose so can be used on the skin, hair and nails, although I have been using it on my skin only. The oil is non-greasy and absorbs quickly so there is no need to wait around after applying it and the scent is a delicious mixture of jasmine and Turkish delight – sounds strange but believe me it smells lush!

My skin has been silky smooth and nourished since using the oil and it has added a touch of Parisian indulgence to my daily post-shower routine. I would definitely recommend this oil as well as other products from the Nuxe range, such as their Crème Prodigieuse Enrichie moisturiser and Rêve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream which are both products that I have been equally impressed with.

Have you tried any Nuxe products? What did you think?

Holly xx

Thursday 20 March 2014

Supermodel’s Beauty Secrets

I have just finished reading Supermodel’s Beauty Secrets by ex-model Victoria Nixon and had to share it with you. The book popped up as a recommendation on Amazon and after taking a closer look it definitely sounded like my kind of reading. I also bought Victoria’s second book Supermodel’s Diet Secrets which is next on my ‘to read’ list.

The book shares model’s top tips on make-up, hair care, skin care, fashion and style, and includes advice from models such as Jerry Hall, Kate Moss, Helena Christensen and Sophie Dahl. It covers everything from diet and exercise to how to dress for your body shape, and even includes the best places to get treatments and shop for specialist items as recommended by the models themselves.

Although I found some of the content a little dated and some of the tips given are pretty obvious, I did find out some new and helpful facts too and overall found the book to be an interesting and easy read.

If like me you love reading about health, beauty and what life is like for models ‘behind the scenes’ then I think you will enjoy this book. I hope that Supermodel’s Diet Secrets matches up - when I’ve finished it I’ll let you know!

Have you read any books similar to these? Do you have any recommendations?

Holly xx

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Beauty Inspiration: Pretty in Pink

The weather has finally decided to take a turn and we have been seeing a little more sunshine and less rain. This means one thing – spring is on the way!

A new season means new beauty trends and one that I particularly love are the pretty pastel pinks that have been popping up on the catwalks and make-up counters everywhere.

Pink is the perfect shade for spring and can easily create a light and pretty daytime look, or be glammed up with a little shimmer and sparkle for a sophisticated and sexy evening look.

Here’s some of my favourite pink looks and the products that will help you create a modelesque make-up look on your own.

Holly xx

Images sourced from Vogue UK, Elle, and Allure.

Thursday 6 March 2014

Style Spotlight: Poppy Delevingne

She made a regular appearance on the FROW during London Fashion Week and 
popped up in many of the street-style galleries while also attending a fair few fashion week after-parties.

Never failing to look chic, stylish and impeccably dressed, Poppy D gives me major wardrobe envy - no wonder she was recently snapped up as the new face of Dutch fashion label Vero Moda!

Here’s some of my favourite looks from the British beauty...

Holly xx

Images sourced from Vogue UK, Elle, Vero Moda and DailyMail Online.