The first Fragrance Friday for Spring!
October 7, 2016
How long have we waited for Spring to hit us with all it’s warm and lush glory once again? With every new burst of color and summer scents I get more and more excited. For the first spring 2016 Fragrance Friday feature I thought I’d combine a few things that make me salivate for summer nights and sunny days.
The launch of the ZADIG & VOLTAIRE fragrances in SA showcases an easy luxury with rock star chic and gutsy attitude. I’ll be showing you the men’s fragrance in a later feature, but for now I’ll focus on the beautifully white and classy female version THIS IS HER! It’s dynamic, yet rebellious. It’s woody and floral at the same time. I’ve been wearing it quite a bit and I love how it translates on my skin. The immediate feel is quite woody but it settles into a sophisticated and long lasting floral. Arabian jasmine, pink peppercorn, vanilla, chestnut and sandalwood give it a truly unique feel, unlike one I’ve experienced before. This rock angel scent is available in 30ml (R785), 50ml (R1100), 100ml (R1460) and 200ml body lotion for R445). Try it at participating Woolworths, Stuttafords, Edgars, Red Square, Foschini, Truworths, Clicks and Dischem.
When it comes to summer I always tend to turn to turquoise or washes of pastel. I discovered a gorgeous creme eyeshadow from 3INA Cosmetics in a stunning sea blue shade that leaves a shocking pop of luminous color in a pearl finish. The paraben free formula is waterproof, long lasting and comes in 18 shimmer pot shades. Pigments are intense and magnetic and I can guarantee a summer eye look from me in this gorgeous waterbaby shade. This brand is all about beauty through expression and experimentation and like me, they firmly believe makeup should enhance and express, not alter. Look out for this super exciting brand at Eastgate shopping centre in Jnb.
As far as pastels go, the best one I’ve tried recently has to be the one from CATRICE. The ABSOLUTE BRIGHT EYESHADOW PALETTE in Candy Warhol gives you 6 subtle washes of pastel pigment for an elegant statement. The color payoff is great and pairing it with a shimmery lipstick on tanned skin will be hot hot hot this summer. This is a limited edition palette, so if you’re into soft candy shades you better get a move on, I’m sure it will sell fast!
Body wise, there is n-o-t-h-i-n-g that spells summer and vacay more to me than a Pina Colada cocktail. THE BODY SHOP has recently launched their PINITA COLADA collection. This ultra fantastic tropical body care range is so high on my lust list, I don’t even have the words to tell you. It is summer in a bottle, guaranteed. Pairing the shower gel, body sorbet or body butter and body scrub with scents of fresh pineapple, coconut flakes and fresh coconut water will infuse your surroundings and transform you to a tropical island far away. Also a limited edition, I’d make a beeline for my nearest The Body Shop if I were you…just saying.
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