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Happy February!

2018 has been incredibly busy so please accept my apologies for lack of posting. I was in Italy skiing, then thrown back into the world of work, and then I headed over to Dubai for my best friend’s wedding. Have a look at my Instagram @glossy.ania to see what I have been up to! Anyway it is time for my January favourites! This month, I have been loving skincare, fragrances, and makeup and, of course – jewellery! Enjoy!

FullSizeRender-10Twilly d’Hermes

Before Christmas, I attended an in conversation event with Christine Nagel, Hermes’ in-house perfumer, the creator of Twilly. The talk was organised by the Fragrance Foundation and it was an incredible evening. Christine spoke about the world of perfumers, and how powerful a fragrance is nowadays.

Her latest launch was Twilly, an incredible perfume, which I fell in love with and bought a full size bottle. It is an oriental floral scent, featuring the key notes of Tuberose, Sandalwood and Ginger. I already received lots of compliments and would highly recommend it. Available from House of Fraser.

Annie Haak Santeenie Silver Charm Bracelet – Love

My latest discover is a lovely jewellery brand, Annie Haak, you can find beautiful, delicate bracelets which you can collect and mix together. I already have one, but will definitely be back for more 🙂
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I received this lovely candle from a brand called Mini Moderns. It is a lovely online store where you can buy beautiful accessories for your home such as candles, diffusers, cushions and many others. I am a big fan of candles, especially when they have a stunning fragrance. The Darjeeling candle smells like a luxurious tea blend, with strong accents of fig and a bit of spicy white pepper. My guests have complimented the scent and I often light it up during the cold winter evenings. The burning time is 50 hours so it should last you until the end of winter 🙂
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This is my current favourite day cream. Not only it feels and looks luxurious, but it also does an amazing job in hydrating my skin. It has a rich consistency, but gets absorbed into the skin quickly, leaving it feeling plump and looking radiant. The cream has protective and repairing properties, and delays the damaging effects of everyday exposure as well as free radicals. I felt that my skin was more hydrated after I started using the Immunocologie cream, and it reduced any redness as well as puffiness. If you suffer from dry skin and struggle to find a cream that works, you should give this one a try!
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Serum is a very important part of the beauty routine as it helps to nourish the skin and lock-in the moisture. I recently discovered a brand called Previse, which has a wonderful range of skincare products. They are free of fragrance, detergents and petrochemicals, so you don’t need to worry about skin irritation or harmful effects.
I have been using the Previse Ozone Defence Nutrify Serum for the last two weeks, and I was very happy with the results. The serum is oil- free, rich in vitamins B3, B5 and C as well as hyaluronic acid which help to lock-in the moisture, fight oxidative damage and create a protective barrier. I found that the serum was light and easy to apply, and it made my skin glowing and hydrated.
This is my biggest discovery of the month, as this mascara works wonders and only costs £3.30! It made my lashes super voluminous and long, and I received multiple compliments when wearing it. It does not stick the lashes together, but creates a false lash effect. I am loving the packaging too, and would recommend it for sure as it is such a good bargain.
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You can never have enough brushes right? I got these two brushes from Avril Organic, and they are so good at applying makeup. The fun brush is amazing for applying highlighter, and helps to get an even finish. The foundation brush is ideal for concealer and is perfect at blending the product in. I also tried a lip pencil in shade Violine, and I found the colour absolutely stunning. Head over to Avril Organic Website to discover a wide range of products which are available at a bargain price point,
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This February, Lypsyl has created the perfect lip balms to help you maintain the perfect pout. Available in Strawberry Pomegranate and Cherry Almond scents, the lip balms help to protect and repair chapped lips. My lips felt very hydrated when using lip balms from Lypsyl thanks to the wonderful ingredients such as aloe vera, shea butter, coconut butter and beeswax. I will be getting these lip balms for my girlfriends instead of flowers this V- Day 🙂