Continuing on my journey into the world of beauty, I wanted to introduce you to three brands I’ve recently had the pleasure of either discovering and/or trying for the first time.
One is a newly launched (and deliciously yummy) Fragrance brand, which you need to have on your radar.
The others have been on the beauty scene for a while, and you won’t believe I’ve just tried them for the first time.
Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar in Liverpool this week invited me to a breakfast to celebrate the launch of London born fragrance brand, Floral Street.
Created by the ultra inspiring and major girl boss, Michelle Feeney, who has had a 30 year career working with cult beauty brands (she launched MAC in 14 countries, worked alongside Tommy Hilfiger, and was behind making St Tropez the luxury and worldwide tanning company it is today – to name just a few achievements), Floral Street is a collection of eight fragrances all powered by flowers.
Floral Street takes inspiration from the vibrant streets of London. Where the brand says it’s ‘a city where girls are proud to bear a token of their heritage, while simultaneously embracing the fashion of now to create something entirely new’.
The contemporary, fun, modern and sophisticated brand, injects something new to the fragrance market – premium fragrances, at non-premium prices. Created in collaboration with the world’s leading scent creatives, each fragrance has a uniquely different scent and story behind them, making it incredibly easy to find one that’s perfectly suited to you.
From Wonderland Peony, which hero flowers include Peony, Violet and Raspberry Flower; to Wild Vanilla Orchid, which includes Jasmine Sambac, Vanilla Blossom and Red Orchid; and my ultimate favourite (although I really do love them all), Ylang-Ylang Espresso, which smells like espresso martini (now you know why I like it ;)), and includes Fresh Rose, Jasmine Petals, and Ylang Ylang. It’s not hard to fall in love with the beauty, femininity and individuality of this brand.
Tom Ford Beauty
I’ve been wanting to try Tom Ford’s beauty line for a long, long time. The brand, known mainly for their fashion, has a comprehensive collection of beauty products, which scream luxury, quality and good results.
You’re first attracted to Tom Ford Beauty due to their sleek black and gold/white and gold packaging, and you instantly know you need to have them to show off in your marble bathroom. Like a classic fashion piece, the timeless look of these beauty products, will never go out of style.
Of course, we know we shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover (and you know when it comes to brands, I tend to do this anyway…), Tom Ford Beauty products not only look oh-so-fine, they work wonders too.
I’ve been testing the Cheek Color blush, which offers a stunning and luminous cheek colour, without being too overpowering. The powder is velvety and soft, making it effortless to glide onto your face, creating a healthy and radiant glow.
The Cream and Powder Eye Color in Sun Worship, is another product I’ve been trying, and wow this is a must-have for party season. The two-in-one compact has a cream and powder eyeshadow, which can be worked together or used separately to create a glamorous and extremely pigmented eye look. Sun Worship is a metallic and glittery gold colour, which is fabulous to wear for both day and night…something I’ve been doing!
According to Tom Ford, a perfect lip is the most dramatic accessory you can have, and I agree. His lipsticks are jam-packed with rich colour and are easy to apply to make a full, statement lip. Created with beautiful ingredients such as Soja Seed Extract and Chamomilla Flower Oil, the lipsticks are of a creamy, moisturising texture to protect and nourish lips. At the moment I’m loving colours Richard and Drake, which are a part of Tom Ford’s limited edition miniature lipstick collection, inspired by the influential men in the designer’s life.
In groundbreaking and inspiring news, beauty brand, Avon has collaborated with Liverpool Ladies Football Club (LLFC) for their campaign, I Can Be.
The unique partnership has come about to put an end to gender stereotypes and inspire women to achieve their ambitions. Finding that nearly 10 million UK women feel they are being held back due to their gender, Avon has created the video, Fiercely Feminine, which shows the multifaceted sides of the modern woman, and stars LLFC footballers who show you can be feminine and wear makeup, while being ‘just as fierce on the pitch’.
To mark this innovative collaboration, Avon has launched an essentials collection with their line, Mark. The range includes the best easy-to-use liquid eyeliner I’ve used in a long time, a high-impact mascara, a dual glow blush and highlighter (the highlighter is definitely something to rave about), a gel nail polish and a liquid lip – all fabulous items, with incredible staying power.
Are there any new beauty brands / ranges you think I should try? Xx