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25th November 2016

Get Lippie Gift Pick: Origins Ritualitea Matcha Madness Gift Set

Origins always do lovely gift sets at this time of year, and who can resist a little tea-based relaxation? One of my recent addictions is a matcha tea latte whenever I can get hold of one (to me they taste just like Horlicks, and I love Horlicks.  I know, I need to get out more), and so the Matcha Madness gift set was a little […]

24th November 2016

Clinique Aromatics in Black Essentials Gift Set

Christmas isn’t Christmas in the Lippie household without an Aromatics gift set of some sort, and so, after discovering that I have enough of the original Aromatics Elixir to last me approximately 400 lifetimes (so around 4 bottles then, including various special editions), this year, I went for an Aromatics in Black box.  Released in 2015 as a “Noir” version of the original, Aromatics in […]

23rd November 2016

YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and Nuit Blanche editions

l-r Eau de Parfum (black glitter), Eau de Toilette (copper glitter), Nuit Blanche (white glitter) Recovering from a disabled sense of smell, particularly a sense of smell that has been distorted, can be a tricky business. And, as a writer with a particular interest in fragrance, it makes life even more complicated, because sometimes I find I either can’t smell a particular ingredient in a […]

21st November 2016

Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady Shower Cream and Body Oil

Confession time: I only own one bottle of Frederic Malle fragrance, and I’ve never reviewed it.  As perfume writers go, I’m a terribly untimely one, I know.  I shall review my (tiny) bottle of Bigarade Concentree one day, but in the mean time I’m having far too much fun reviewing the more peripheral products of the range, some of which are so lovely, they have […]

11th November 2016

This Works Sleep Plus Range

I’m deeply half-hearted about aromatherapy, if I’m being completely honest. Okay, not aromatherapy itself (seriously, no one knows more about the effect of smell on well-being more than a recovering parosmic, believe me) per se, but some of the practitioners of it can be a  little … well, woo.  I was trying to arrange a massage for the blog once, and I’d mentioned that I […]

9th November 2016

Flowerbomb Dry Body Oil by Viktor and Rolf

Some of my favourite people wear Flowerbomb, but I will admit that up until recently, the appeal of the clean and sugary pink floral, which is incredibly aptly-named has passed me by somewhat.  Never really having been a fan of sweet fragrances, Flowerbomb, one the most successful fragrance franchises in the UK wasn’t really designed to appeal to me, someone who has always preferred something […]

7th November 2016

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette

 Not so much a review this as just a deep sigh of: “IT IS SO PRETTY, I CAN NEVER MAR ITS FABULOUS BEAUTIFULOSITY BY ACTUALLY  USING IT”, the Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette is released online now and costs £43. Just look at that damned bejewelled cover.  LOOK AT IT. Oh, and the eyeshadows are quite pretty too: Arranged beautifully in ombre-d colour groups, there’s […]

6th November 2016

Update at The Parosmia Diaries

It has been quite a while since I updated my other blog: The Parosmia Diaries, and I’ve had a little flurry of emails re my smell difficulties recently, so I thought it was time to dust it off and get back on with it.  So here’s the first parosmia-based post in over a year (it’s been a very busy year), you can read it here: […]

26th October 2016

Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment

 Getting older sucks, and I can sum up why in just two words: reading glasses.   I had fairly major eye surgery as a kid, and my optical prescription varies so wildly (one eye is long sighted, and the other is short sighted) that one optician told me years ago that I would never need reading glasses.  He. Was. Wrong. I do so need them, so […]

18th October 2016

Jo Malone London Launch Basil and Neroli Fragrance

I was lucky enough to be invited along to the launch of Jo Malone London Basil and Neroli fragrance earlier this year,  and I’m very glad I did go, because this little bottle of sunshine hasn’t left my handbag since.  I’m a huge fan of Lime, Basil and Mandarin, the brands “signature” fragrance and I was delighted when I discovered that Jo Malone London were […]

14th October 2016

Mugler Alien Candle

  Finally, the nights are drawing in, and we have perfect candle weather!  I love candles, own hundreds, but this Saturday was the first night we’ve lit a candle in the new flat, and we’ve been here nearly six months now! And what a one to start candle-season off with.  Recently released by Mugler perfumes, this Alien-scented candle is a joy.  I love Alien, with […]