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Ancienne Ambience Colonia Seven VII: Pink Grapefruit, Blood Orange & Musk EDP 100ml.

Hello fellow beauty addicts,

My first post in a long time as I have been very under the weather. Anyhoo onwards and upwards!!

Ancienne Ambience was created by Adriana Carlucci with just 6 candles and a small jewellery collection, how amazing is that?Antonia’s family have dealt in ancient art/antiquities for generations and she created her products to compliment the offerings of the gallery. She created luxury goods with an ancient theme and oh boy has she done it very well.

COLOGONE EDP – Uplifting, zesty, cooling: They feature a whoosh of notes like lemon, bergamot, orange, grapefruit, mandarin. (These notes are also slightly randomly referred to as being ‘hesperidic’ – after the Hesperides, the nymphs from Greek mythology!) Fresh fragrances smell clean, and usually come in the eau de toilette and Cologne versions.

This stunning fragrance from Ancienne Ambience has been keeping me fresh & uplifted all summer. I use it on a daily basis because it is that morning burst of the grapefruit effervescence that helps wake you up and get your mind and body going.

Then the lovely warming blood orange comes through as it starts to soften with the hint of must that keeps this fragrance making you feel fresh all day. Some citrus fragrances fade very fast. I found this to have legs and staying power.

When settled this smells of a beautiful sweet lemon, warm blood orange and a hint of musk, absolutely beautiful and something you keep smelling. I had myself spritzed from head to toe in this fragrance and it made me feel fabulously fresh all day.

It would also be a wonderful fragrance to take on holiday as it is beautiful day or night and really does give you that air of confidence that you are beautifully scented from head to toe!

I am a bit biased when it comes to Ancienne Ambience as I have been in love with it for years. Their soaps are so good too. I love the Almond milk & Rose. The Rose Pure Floral Water which I keep in the fridge, is a natural hydrolat, skin loves it .. Wonderful for a pure tropical moment or just out of the shower on a hot day all over!

The Damask Rose Hand & Bodywash is divine too, it leaves your hands beautifully & lightly scented. Paraben, sls & cruelty free the products are non drying and gentle on skin. It is absolutely beautiful. I would like to try the other hand and body washes but I cannot get past this one, I am on my third!

They are such a beautiful brand, everything smells amazing including your parcel from them, they just make you feel really special and you know you are getting that quality, you can feel and sense it …..

If you are interested in taking a look at the new fragrances by Ancienne Ambience you can find them here along with their other products. .. NICOLA10 gets you 10% off and there is free worldwide shipping –Ancienne Ambiance

Bye for now folks

Nicola x

James Read H20 Mist with Rosewater

Hey Everyone,

I got sent the brand new on the market James Read gradual tan with a rose water infusion.

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Firstly let me say I adore pure rose water  and use it a lot in my skincare, it is my daily morning and night toner. It soothes my skin, takes down any redness and it is a hydrolat which means that it hydrates deeply as it goes.

So when I saw this tanning mist had rose water in it i was excited to try it last night. It is super easy to use and perfect for people with busy lives who want to look healthy, tanned and not have to sit and wait ages for their tan to dry!

This tanning mist puts you completely in control of your tanning and what colour you want to go as a light mist will give you a healthy look and be great in fair skins like myself and a few spritzes morning and evening will of course give you a bit of a stronger tan.

I don’t think this is for people who are avid die hard tanners as they would be looking for a much stronger look but it you like a light tan/golden glow then this really is fab!

First thing I noticed last night was no tan smell (yay) at all! The tanning mist is infused with rose water and minerals .. I used this on clean dry skin. My skin tends to be on the dry side and this did not dry it out in any way. In fact I went to bed with no other skincare on and even this morning skin looked and felt well hydrated.

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The mist is clear and doesn’t stain clothes/ It can be used as a primer under make up or applied on top to set make up .. and to give a hydration boost and refresh to skin during the day.

You just hold the bottle about 15 cm from your face and spray evenly over your face .. let it dry and get on with your day, apply your make up or whatever that may be.

All things considered I really like this Tanning Mist because it is light .. natural in colour, it hydrates really well, doesn’t smell and I like the colour of my skin today, so much so I have put another application on so .. tomorrow I shall look like I had a week away (I wish lol)

The only thing I was not overly impressed with was the nozzle that delivers the spray, I feel it could be finer and deliver a much lighter spritz to the face and it would go on even more evenly ..other than that it is fantastic!

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Have you tried the James Read H20 Rose Water Face Mist yet? I think it is perfect for pale skins for summer ..I want to look golden, healthy and hydrated and this mist delivers on all of these points!

You can check out the Tan here where there is 10% off The Libbie Club and get your glow on for summer.

That is it for now folks

Nicola x