Friday Favourites - Perfume Feature

Here at The Amazing Blog, we know how important a signature fragrance can be to your personal beauty routine. After you've fixed up your hair and applied your makeup, applying a bit of fragrance can be the perfect final touch to your ensemble. We all have a favourite fragrance that won't let us down, but sometimes we want to switch it up, and we're sure you do too. To give you a few suggestions for your next fragrance purchase, we've compiled our four newest discoveries that will please and entice your senses.

The new Heritage Collection perfumes from Crabtree & Evelyn are abolutely fabulous. In particular, our favourite scent was Parisian Millefleurs, which is inspired by floral scents of 18th century France. These include narcissus, rose, tuberose and violet. It comes in a simple glass bottle inside of an elegant baby blue box, which is delicately painted with fresh flowers. This fragrance is a must-have since spring is on the way. We found that it was a bit too strong to wear to the office, but loved wearing it out on dates and out with friends. It costs £31.50 and can be bought on the Crabtree and Evelyn website here.

The perfumes from Rouge Bunny Rouge smell simply amazing, plus they are vegan, phthalate-free and paraben-free. We got a chance to test out two of their lovely fragrances from the Fragrant Confections Collection. Lilt by Rouge Bunny Rouge incorporates the scents of nature, including fig leaves, peach, coconut and violet. It is the perfect balance between fruity and musky. The scent is perfect for any occasion and everyday wear. Incantation by Rouge Bunny Rouge has more of a woody scent with a hint of fruit. The smells of black fruits, fig leaves, mint and rose are infused to create a fragrance that is exquisite. You can purchase Lilt and Incantation on the Rouge Bunny Rouge website for £72 per bottle.

 

The Organic Glam fragrance collection from The Organic Pharmacy has created yet another enticing fragrance we couldn’t wait to get our hands on. The new scent, called Rose Oud, stands out with top notes of lemon, bergamot and lavender. Of course, notes of rose and oud are included in the mix, as well as jasmine and sandalwood. All of the scents combine beautifully to create a warm and sensual floral amber. The simple design of the bottle is classic, sophisticated and timeless, so it will look elegant atop your vanity. Add this scent to your collection and start your own fragrance love story. Pick up your own bottle here for £139, and feel the romance with every inhale of this glorious blend.

Let the As Sawira fragrance from Penhaligion take you on holiday with one simple spritz of fragrance. An exotic and sensual blend of carefully selected ingredients make this aroma a worthy scent for your vanity. The Moroccan-inspired top notes blend of bergamot, davana, saffron and absinthe had us longing for the beach. The bitter herbal notes combined with the radiant and gentle notes make for a perfectly balanced fragrance combination. With heart notes of rose and jasmine and base notes of sandalwood, myrrh and cedarwood, among others, it brings variety and offers a unique fragrance experience. Every detail of the perfume, from the scent to the vintage-style bottle, is well-thought and beautifully designed. You can get your own bottle here for £150.

Proto-Col Collagen Technology - Miracle Balm

We here at The Amazing Blog love trying multi-purpose anti-ageing products. A recent office favourite has been the Collagen Technology Miracle Balm from Proto-Col. This tiny balm is a multi-tasking miracle balm that’s portable and packed with skin-loving benefits.

The core ingredients include: collagan, hyaluronic acid, beeswax, jojoba seed oil, vitamin E, orange and bergamot oils and coral seaweed. They work together to hydrate and reduce inflammation so your skin looks and feels its best. Since the balm is so versatile, it can be used on lips, heels, elbows, minor burns, bites and stings. For this reason, it’s great for the whole family to use when at home or on-the-go. To reduce redness fast and plump up your skin, use the balm daily wherever you need it.

Here at the office, we loved how easy to balm was to apply. It was easy to scoop the desired amount out of the container using our fingertips, and it felt silky smooth once applied to our skin. It was lightweight while still giving our skin the moisturising benefits it needed.

To get your own Proto-Col Miracle Balm, head here and pick it up for £14.95.

 

Andrew Barton - Miracle Collection - Hair Brushes

Here at The Amazing Blog, our hair routine is pretty extensive, and we always make sure to have the right tools and products on hand to make our locks look fabulous. The right hairbrush can make all the difference, and right now we’re loving the Miracle Shine brushes from Andrew Barton. Jenclare Brands generously allowed us to try the full range of hair brushes, and we were pleased with the results. Each brush is gold and black in colour, bringing forth a chic and edgy design.

The five brushes in the collection each address a different hair concern or hair type. The Miracle Revitalise and Miracle Volume brushes worked great when styling straight looks, since we got sleek and smooth hair without the hassle. The Miracle Curls brush gave our curly-haired employees defined, natural curls when blow drying, while nixing frizz and adding volume. The shape of the brush allows for styling in all directions, so it’s easy to achieve the style you want without losing the shape of curls. If you’re just looking to brush your dry hair and head out the day after you style your hair, try the Miracle Protect and Miracle Shine brushes to detangle and soften your tresses. We were pleased with each of the brushes, as each provided us with the hair benefits we wanted for the day.

Get your own set of Andrew Barton brushes here or at your local ASDA store. The cost of each brush varies, but they are all under £10.

Green People - DD Cream -

We here at The Amazing Blog love applying makeup before we come to work, but sometimes we have a late start to our mornings and don’t have enough time for our usual routine. For these times, we love using multi-purpose products such as DD creams to conceal imperfections quickly. Our newest favourite is the DD cream from Green People.

When BB and CC creams first arrived on the beauty market, we were all over them. In the same way, Daily Defence (DD) creams have charmed our hearts, as they contain SPF and help to even out our skin tones. This particular DD cream from Green People is the first certified organic tinted moisturiser in the UK, plus it provides anti-ageing benefits.

The cream contains Sea Fennel stem cells, which work to brighten and renew the skin. We found this true when we tried it, since our tired and uneven skin instantly looked lifted and vibrant. The white container comes with an easy-to-use pump so you can dispense your desired amount of product with ease. It felt lightweight and clean on our skin, while still giving us the coverage we desired to look our absolute best.

Pick up your own Green People DD cream here for £34.95 to save time in the morning and look fabulous every day.

Fairfields Farm Crisps - Chorizo & Tomato

Here at The Amazing Blog, we have quite a few guilty pleasures, with crisps at the top of the list. Since we care about quality, we love the crisps from Fairfields Farm Crisps. Their potatoes are delicately cared for from farm to factory in Colchester, England. The potatoes are washed, grated and inspected thoroughly before they are cooked in sunflower oil and packaged into bags.

The newest flavour from the brand is Chorizo and Tomato, which is perfect if you’re looking to add a spicy change of flavour compared to your standard plain crisp. The founders decided to cater the new flavour to the recent popularity of chorizo and to complement the upcoming summertime weather. Better yet, the chorizo is sourced from local supplier Suffolk Sausage Company in order to reduce the amount of food miles the crisps have.

If you’d like to try other flavours from the brand, you can check out their whole range. The flavours include: Lightly Sea Salted, Sea Salt & Aspall Cyder Vinegar, Sweet Suffolk Chilli, Suffolk Farmhouse Cheese & Chive, Wicks Manor Smoky Bacon & Sunday Roast Potato and Parsnip Crisps with Essex Honey & Black Pepper, Parsnip, Sour Cream and Chive and Sweet Potato and Chilli and Lime.

Find out more about the Chorizo and Tomato crisps here and pick up your own bags at your local supermarket or from Shop in the Shed starting at £0.65 per single-serve bag.