dreaming of summer sunshine… with shay & blue

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Dreaming of summer sunshine? Douse yourself in the beautiful fresh & floral fruity fragrance from @shayandbluelondon in #88pineapples РFormulated with essential oils, this is cruelty free and exclusive to Asos for just £12.50

Check out the other scents exclusive to Asos here

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Shine in the light, bask in the dark

Valentine’s Day is nearly here and if you haven’t found the perfect gift yet – well, there’s no need to panic! The LIGHT & DARK collection by fragrance maverick Leighton Denny MBE fulfils anyone’s desires with four unique and intoxicating fragrance experiences that take you from day to night, and the best bit?…They’ll think of you every time they wear it! Here we have the four fragrances available in the travel compact refillable spray bottles that are cute in themselves!…¬†

Our fave was LIGHT & DARK Lively (green) £43.50, 70ml, Opening with top notes of citrus and warmed by spicy nutmeg, ginger, cardamom and pepper, this scent deepens as it settles on the skin creating a luxurious, shareable fragrance. Unisex too Рwe actually gave this to the men in our lives as it is similar to one of our fave scents they already wear. 

You also have¬†LIGHT & DARK Original (Gold) ¬£43.50, 70ml,¬†a heady blend of pepper, myrrh and incense. With hints of gardenia, jasmine and top notes of mandarin and grapefruit, this scent will capture anyone’s attention.

LIGHT & DARK Delightful (Pink) ¬£43.50, 70ml, is ¬†the newest addition to Leighton’s fragrance collection. Bursting with red fruits, this sensual scent smells so good you could almost eat it! Supported by the merest touch of lotus flower and mirabilis jasmine, the fragrance finishes off with a gentle trail of sweet musk and creamy vanilla.

Finally the set brings you another unisex scent –¬†LIGHT & DARK Desire ¬£43.50, 70ml, a sensual, mysterious, dark woody scent that is ideal for a romantic candle-lit dinner. Top notes of citrus balance with amber, moss and pepper creating a deep, sexy scent.

Bring the love into the light and let it dance in the dark by fulfilling that desire with Leighton Denny this Valentine’s day.

Available from LD-Boutique.com

The LIGHT & DARK collection retails for £43.50, 70ml. LIGHT & DARK fragrance minis retail for £9.50, 5ml.

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LightAndDarkEDP @leighton_denny

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Be Absolutely Guilty this Valentine’s

Gucci Guilty in the last few months has flung to the forefront again with the re Рrelease of the Gucci Guilty fragrance, rapidly bringing us its next successor the platinum version of the fragrance, lighter, but still the same classic GG. Now just in time for Valentine’s we have one for the guys. Treat him to be #guiltynotguilty with the newest addition to the Gucci Guilty family, Gucci Guilty Absolute, A woodier more earthly fragrance, appearing in the classic GG bottle that has had some additions such as the colour of the fragrance emitting the ideas of a woody cognac, in a softer tobacco coloured box with the interlocking G’s emblazoned on the front.

Available now countrywide, Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme, 50ml, £54; Gucci Guilty Absolute

Pour Homme,

90ml, £70

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We ♥ JUICY COUTURE 

I AM JUICY COUTURE is for the girl who lives and breathes Juicy Couture and always wants more. She’s bold and fearless with an individual spirit and style that makes a statement to the world.

I AM JUICY COUTURE evokes the glamorous rebel in every Juicy girl. She daringly proclaims exactly who she is not in order to declare who she is. She’s a confident and unabashed trend-setter with a casual and luxurious sense of style. Never a wallflower, she has a dynamic personality that fascinates and enthralls, and a captivating femininity that creates a sensation wherever she goes.

The fragrance combines ripe, juicy fruits to open this bold and alluring scent before blending a seductive mixture of Gardenia and Cashmere Woods.

This scent is a perfect stocking filler this Christmas for everyone! (we love the bottle design, and would love to see this on our dressing table!) The bottle borrows from the elements we love most about Viva La Juicy, including its classic decanter shaped bottle. Through a design that is literally turned upside down, the bottle presents a sophisticated and modern silhouette. This bold statement is complimented by signature feminine touches on the cap ‚Äď Juicy Couture‚Äôs iconic jewelry toggle and chain detail.The striking I AM JUICY COUTURE bottle is a must-have for the girl who embodies chic and glamorous rebellion.

I am Juicy Couture, 100ml £69, 50ml £50, 30ml £37. Available nationwide, in Boots & other stores! 

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Be the Michael Kors Woman in Sexy Amber 

Michael Kors is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear.

His namesake company, established in 1981, currently produces a range of products through his Michael Kors and MICHAEL Michael Kors labels, including accessories, footwear, watches, jewelry,men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, and a full line of fragrance products.

Designer Michael Kors‚Äô jet set lifestyle comes to life in a collection of individual fragrances and¬†colour assortments, one to represent each of the Michael Kors woman‚Äôs changing moods. At the¬†heart of this collection are three unique fragrances‚ÄĒeach carefully constructed to represent one of¬†the three facets of the Michael Kors woman: SPORTY, SEXY and GLAM.

The above gift set is available in both Sexy Amber and Glam Jasmin.

Each set contains a luxury make up purse, 100ml fragrance, 150ml body lotion and a double ended lip and fragrance roller ball. We took the time to have a smell of the Sexy Amber fragrance & we love it. Not too strong & great for everyday wear! It’s also the perfect gift for the lady you love in your life! 

Sexy Amber is available Nationwide from November 2016 RRP £88.00

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We’re #GUILTYNotGuilty¬†

Not long ago we brought you the gorgeously powerful, reimagined fragrance of #GucciGuilty. A scent that can be worn day or night, for both him and for her. We started wearing it immediately, and we couldn’t stop, and just as we were beginning to run out Gucci have brought us #GucciGuilty Platinum edition The collector‚Äôs edition of Gucci‚Äôs successful signature scents…¬†

The same beautiful fragrance, bottled this time in platinum coloured bottles, instead of the guilt golden bottles, with the statement Gucci interlocking G Windows. This we think making it the perfect gift for someone you love this holiday season, whichever size, they’ll love you for making them #guilty for loving #Gucci!¬†

GucciGuilty Platinum pour femme, £68 (75ml)

GucciGuilty Platinum pour homme, £62 (90ml) 

Available now nationwide at Boots & Boots.com & other perfume retailers!

Find out more here: http://ginger-talks.tumblr.com/post/150140378510/gucci-guilty-a-new-dawn-a-new-chapter-behind

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Bronnley use hand crafted methods to blend nature’s finest ingredients into enchanting collections that captivate your senses. The NEW Pink Peony and Rhubarb collection is no exception, making it a beautiful floral addition to the much-loved classic Bronnley bath and body products.

As beautiful in bud as when in bloom, the peony in bloom performs a botanical ballet, as layers of translucent petals gracefully unfold. Its exquisite scent soulfully transitions from fresh and green to a captivating floral bouquet. Selecting one of nature’s grandest flowers and enriching its familiar and classic aroma with a twist of rhubarb to create an intriguing, modern scent.

In a tantalising opening, the principle peony note is freshened with the captivating aroma of red apple’s crunchy skin and sweet flesh, blended with rhubarb leaves that gently fan jasmine, gardenia and rose.

Deeper in the heart of the scent, these scattered tones of precious petals are layered with the intriguing aroma of fruity rhubarb stems, lightly spiced with bright, clove-like and peppery nuances. While as a grand finale, of carnation and the addition of sparkling white musk adds depth, elegance and lasting pleasure.

The contemporary and modern floral character of Pink Peony and Rhubarb is magnificently represented in the packaging, beautifully illustrated by award-winning British botanical artist Helen Campbell.

This makes it the perfect scent to gift to someone you love this Christmas, a perfect dressing table piece and everyday scent.

Along with the scent you can buy a full range of bath and body products as follows…¬†

Pink Peony & Rhubarb EDT 50m, £14.50; Hand Wash 250ml, £10.00; Hand Lotion 250ml, £10.00; 3 x 100g Soap Collection, £13.00; 100g Soap, £5.00; Bath & Shower Gel 250ml, £12.00; Body Lotion 250ml, £12.00; Hand & Nail Cream 100ml, £9.00

Available now online at www.bronnley.co.uk & stockists nationwide (see website for more details)

Twitter: @BronnleyEngland

Instagram: @bronnley

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Isn’t she Lovely in Lacoste

Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc, ¬£29.50, 50ml, Boots, is an essential scent that many love, and now Lacoste have brought us three Eau de Lacoste L12.12 Pour Elle in ‚ÄėSparkling‚Äô, ‘Elegant‚Äô & ‘Playful‚Äô. These new scents hold themselves, each to their own in beautiful clear feminine bottles, with a hint of vanilla, green and pink to the glass. We never quite thought they could look so beautiful!

Here is the run down of the scents:

Eau De Lacoste L12.12 Pour Elle in ‘Sparkling‚Äô, RRP ¬£39.99, 50ml, Boots

This is for the Playful: this sweet joyous scent combines the edge of spice and fruit with refined patchouli to give this holiday a certain joie de vivre. Keeping to its heritage French macrons adorn white flowers and jasmine scents like shining lights on a Christmas tree.

Eau De Lacoste L12.12 Pour Elle in ‘Elegant‚Äô, RRP ¬£39.99, 50ml, Boots

For the Classic: Like a beautiful holiday table, this fragrance is timeless and a true showstopper. Fruity and floral, notes of mimosa, and white flowers shine against notes of white flowers and vetiver.

Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle in ‘Natural‚Äô, RRP ¬£39.99, 50ml, Boots

For the Romantic: Evoking memories of a timeless holiday garland, jasmine, white flowers and orris are calmly balanced with the note of coconut milk. Pristine, white as snow, and irresistible

We love the collection and will be displaying these bottles proudly on our dresser for that added sparkle & elegance this autumn winter!

Available now from Boots stores nationwide and other food perfumeries!

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POP. Bold. Authentic. Irreverent.

A celebration of individuality, authenticity and adventure, Summer 2016 sees the launch of a new Stella McCartney fragrance, POP. In the moment, bold, and irreverent, POP is the scent of a new generation, who are coming into their own, true to themselves and are about to POP.

POP is bright, modern and irreverent. A unique scent, it combines the vibrant floral of tuberose with sandalwood, echoing the multi-faceted of the new generation of Stella McCartney icons. POP reinterprets tuberose, chosen for its iconic bold scent, by emphasizing its brighter, crisper, solar floralcy. This newfound vibrancy is balanced with sandalwood; the unexpected combination of the floral and woody notes resulting in an undeniably feminine scent that makes a statement without being overwhelming. Inspired by the fragrance’s bold yet balanced attitude, the bottle and cap are combined together into one unexpected arrangement of minimalist shapes.

Stella McCartney comments ‚ÄúPOP is a spirit. It is about capturing and celebrating that very special and exciting time when you are finding yourself and coming into your own. It is about freedom, and starting your life away from judgements or labels. Together as one, these strong young women are a force to be reckoned with.‚ÄĚ

Available nationwide in Boots and other fragrance counters, £42 for 30ml, £54 for 50ml, & £74 for 100ml

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Own the town in Always Red Femme

Inspired by the intriguing and dynamic woman with a sexy, feminine sway in her step, Elizabeth Arden introduces the latest addition to the ALWAYS RED fragrance family: ALWAYS RED FEMME. This new scent was expertly crafted for the trendsetter who is always on the move and sets the pace of the city. Through her black silhouette with accents of leather and lace, this city girl is unabashedly feminine and boldly takes an all-or-nothing approach to life. She’s ready for everything the city has to offer and more.

A delectable and vibrant floral scent, ALWAYS RED FEMME opens with an inviting and refreshing blend of black currant bud, pear and lemon. As the composition evolves, its heart bursts with lush peach blossom, accented with an intriguing blend of jasmine, davana and muguet. It finishes with vanilla, hearty moss, cedarwood and patchouli, capturing her warmth and sensuality, leaving an unforgettable trail.

ALWAYS RED FEMME Eau de Toilette Spray, 100ml £54, available now at Elizabeth Arden counters nationwide, and at ElizabethArden.co.uk