Monday, 28 March 2011

DKNY fragrances for summer

How nice has the summery weather been this week? I don't think it will last that long thought which is a shame but I have been enjoying it while it's like this! I have been using two summery DKNY fragrances the past few weeks so thought I would share my opinions on them in case you are considering buying a summer perfume!

More than a fragrance. pure DKNY fragrance strives to be responsible, conscious and environmentally aware. a drop of vanilla in water is sourced from vanilla bean farmers in Africa. through this signature ingredient, and their partnership with CARE, a leading humanitarian organization, pure DKNY supports local communities by taking small steps to help make a difference pure and simple. This is a really nice touch and it's great to see brands supporting local communities abroad. 

Sensuous and tender, pure DKNY is characterised by a drop of vanilla in water as its signature note. It also includes a dew-drop petal accord, lotus flower, Bulgarian rose, jasmine, freesia, orchid, white amber and sandalwood. It's a really nice light fragrance that doesn't knock you out when you spray it and definitely a must-have this summer!

The new DKNY Women Energizing Eau de Toilette is the essence of the original fragrance, with a fresh exuberant twist - so its lighter than the original (I have used the original for the past few years and love it!) The top notes are a refreshing blend of citruses, chilled vodka and tomato leaves; the heart is a wet blend of water lilies, green coral orchids and yellow daffodils.

To distinguish it from the original, the new DKNY Women Energizing Eau de Toilette comes in a clear crystal bottle and white carton while still maintaining the iconic skyscraper bottle. It's also really good value at £24 for 30ml :) You can enter a fab competition on the DKNY website by entering your classic kiss! Pucker up!

Let me know if you love DKNY perfumes for summer!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Magical Innocent Tree!

I was lucky enough to be sent this gorgeous orange tree from the lovely Kelly, all in celebration of Innocent's new orange juice! Look how nice it looks on my desk at work! If you haven't tried it yet, you must do as it's really nice. I love the orange juice with bits... yummy. Perfect for leisurely breakfasts at the weekend!

I'm looking forward to one day eating my home-grown oranges! For the meantime though check out the lovely new site which Innocent have created and have a go at shaking the magical innocent tree. Everyone wins something - it could be £1,000 to pimp up your kitchen, it could be money off your next carafe of juice (I only won £1 off juice boooo!) 

Anyway just thought I'd share the lovely tree with you & fingers crossed to me actually managing to keep it alive!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The River Island Jean Swap

Last week River Island hit the streets of Liverpool for their charity Jean Swap, challenging the people of Liverpool to swap their old jeans for a brand new pair from the new spring collection. The only catch? They had to strip down to their underwear in front of the camera crew, and all the other shoppers on Church Street! 

Over 150 locals were willing to drop their old jeans or trousers in the street and walked away wearing a fantastic, brand new pair of River Island jeans, with the stunt organised to celebrate River Island’s Denim Week which launches 11th March. Those who took part in the swap were encouraged to donate their old jeans to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, and over 112 items were collected for the charity on the day.

Hopefully River Island might fancy visiting a city down south like Southampton!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Pantene Colour Protect & Smooth range review!

I was in-between haircare products a few weeks ago & thought I’d try out the new Pantene Colour Protect & Smooth range until I can afford some more Keratin Therapy conditioner! I’ve always been a bit sceptical of Pantene products after several hairdressers have told me in the past that their products aren’t good for your hair (why is that actually?!) but their new range intrigued me as it’s perfect for my coloured hair! Obviously I have had a Keratin treatment on my hair, so it is much smoother now than it was pre-treatment, but I do recognise now when I use good products as my hair feels silkier for longer.

After using for a few weeks I can say I am impressed with the new range and particularly love the Colour Protect Instant Nourishing Spray for an instant shine boost to your hair. This leave-in spray helps protect coloured hair from daily styling damage, giving it an instant hit of shine and vibrancy and smells lovely too. Used alongside the conditioner it makes your hair feel really sleek and is easier to comb through your hair when it’s wet. Even better news as it also protects coloured hair and helps colour last longer – double result!  You can buy the products from the bargain prize of £2.50 at the usual places, so I definitely recommend trying out even if you haven’t used Pantene in years like me!

You can also follow Pantene on Twitter for the latest hair tips!


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