Smell the roses

Smell the roses

{Rendition of roses}

About a year ago I decided that the scent of rose was totally ‘cool’ and no longer reserved for grandma’s hand soap and talc. Rose in colour, rose in flavour, rose in scent. So many new beauty products were adopting the scent and I embrace it with open arms.

I recently purchased the Fresh Rose Floral Toner and that’s what set me off back in to the rose rhythm. An alcohol-free toner that isn’t an effort of adding an ‘extra step’ to your skincare routine. The spray pump allows for a refreshing, simple application. I love using this softly scented product to set my makeup when I’m done, it’s such a pretty touch.

dior rose lip balm

{Rose care for your lips}

Take Dior’s Creme De Rose Smoothing Lip Balm, a silky seduction of rose-scented care for your pout. Hydrating and protecting with an SPF 10, this pretty sits beautifully on my desk.

bdellium brush pink bamboo

{Tools of rose}

Bdellium brushes are impressive in their own right but the Pink Bamboo extension is for the princess in you. I adore this 975 Mixed powder brush for sweeping on my Les Beige or Ambient Lighting powder on.

dior darling polish

{Rose on your tips}

The quality of Dior polishes blew it out of the water in 2013 and the Darling addition to their permanent collection is the perfect hue of a true, rosey pink for your tips.

diptyque rose candle

{Your personal rose}

If anyone is going to achieve the perfect, rose scent, it’ll be Diptyque. A soothing rendition of the classic flower, this roses candle is the best to be burning while you work.

chloe roses de chloe

{The most romantic rose}

I fell in love with this fragrance from the initial spray to the delicate dry-down. Roses de Chloe is a luminous blend of fresh cut roses, bergamot, rose essence, magnolia accord, white musk and amber.

It’s incredibly romantic and perfect for date nights. You couldn’t be more feminine wearing this if you tried.

darling lipstick dior

{Rose on your lips}

With tips must come lips. right? Meet Darling, Rouge Dior – the complement to your rose coloured nails.

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philosophy sweet fluffy cupcake

philosophy sweet fluffy cupcake

{Philosophy Shampoo, Shower gel and Bubble Bath – Sweet Fluffy Cupcake}

It may sound cliched but cupcakes are what got me in to my undying love for baking sweet treats. I didn’t start with a mediocre fairy cake with pink, runny icing on top. Oh no. I started my baking obsession with the Hummingbird Bakery cupcakes from London, England.

I visited the bakery once and got two things (yes it was that good), ever since then I haven’t been able to go back and so of course I jumped at the chance to buy the cookbook to make their yummies at home. I pre-ordered that gold.

sweet fluffy cupcake

{No cupcakes were harmed in the shooting of this post}

The first ones I made were the red velvet (one of the first I tried). My family were in heaven, I could have eaten the dozen and well, I was already planning my execution plan for the classic vanilla cupcakes. I adore cupcakes.

So naturally, I had to adore this product. Bathing in cupcakes couldn’t sound anymore perfect if it tried, right?

This was my oh-so close second to the spiced gingerbread cookie and the only reason it didn’t win was because the gingerbread smelled like caramel and well…

The Philosophy Cupcake: 

3 cups flour

2 cups sugar

3 tablespoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup heavy cream

4 egg whites

4oz cream cheese

Directions: combine all ingredients except egg whites and blend on high until fluffy. Fill paper-lined cupcake pans, 2/3 full.Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from  pans, frost and decorate as desired…I’m thinking with caramel, cream cheese icing…

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shower gel philosophy

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