Ted Baker Pink Beauty Bag Gift Set

Ted Baker Pink Beauty Bag Gift Set

For Spring and Summer, Ted Baker have launched their beautiful Sugar Sweet Collection which consists of a range of products in the choice of two scents, inspired by their most popular prints; Fruity Floral Mint and Soft Floral Pink. The range is particularly exciting as it contains a number of gift ideas which you’d normally only see at Christmas, so this collection is just perfect for Birthday gifts. I really think more brands should offer gift sets all year round and not only at Christmas, so I think this new collection will be prove to be very popular indeed. I have the Ted Baker Pink Beauty Bag Gift Set from the Sugar Sweet Collection which retails for £25, and is incredibly pretty.

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The Ted Baker Pink Beauty Bag Gift Set is packaged within an amazing, large vanity case which features the beautiful Ted Baker pastel watercolour print. On the front of the case there is a lovely little bow, and the case has a rose gold zip complete with enamel and rose gold ‘T’s for the zip pulls. The case alone in my opinion is worth £25, so I think it’s fantastic that it includes three full size products inside too. The inside of the vanity case is lined with a neon peach lining, and there’s even a Ted Baker branded mirror within the lid of the case so it’d be perfect for storing your makeup inside. The case is a sturdy box, but it is covered in a satin material which looks and feels really luxurious.

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The three products within the Ted Baker Pink Beauty Bag Gift Set are scented with grapefruit, mandarin, mango, neroli, jasmine, patchouli and musk which makes for a stunning, fruity and sweet fragrance which isn’t sickly in the slightest. It feels light and fresh, and when I use the Body Wash, followed by the Soufflé and Body Mist, I find that the scent lasts a lot longer due to the layering and I can still smell the body mist five or six hours later. The first product within the box is a 300ml Ted Baker Body Soufflé which you can purchase individually for £10 at alone. The consistency is like a whipped body butter, and is very nourishing on the skin which I particularly like using on my legs post-shave to keep them moisturised and soft.

The 200ml Ted Baker Body Wash is £8 to purchase individually, and is a lightweight gel that isn’t the most moisturising shower gel I’ve used, but it’s fine if you follow up with a body lotion or the Body Soufflé afterwards to keep your skin moisturised. The last product in the set is a 150ml Ted Baker Body Spray is £7, and is my favourite product from the trio. The Body Spray is so lovely, and I am finding myself favouring it over perfumes on hot days as it’s so light and fruity.. I would definitely repurchase this when it runs out, and I would love the Mint Body Spray from the collection as it sounds equally lovely. I think this set is incredible value for £25, especially when you consider the three products cost £25 on their own.. and you’re getting an amazing Ted Baker vanity case included too.

Disclosure: This post features a PR sample or gifted item. For further information, please see my Disclaimer page.

Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact

Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact

The Clarins Aquatic Treasures Collection is absolutely stunning, and I’ve already featured a selection of their products here. The star product from the entire collection has to be the Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact. Every Summer, Clarins release a beautiful bronzer as part of their collection and I think the Aquatic Treasures Collection’s bronzer is my favourite by far. The Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact is £30, and is limited edition so if you’ve fallen head over heels for its charm, I suggest snapping one up very soon.

Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing CompactClarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact

The packaging and design of the powder of the Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact is beautiful, with an intricate marine inspired design. The lid of the compact is a translucent bronze, with gold discs surrounding the ‘C’ in the middle, which looks like a shell. The powder has the shell like design in the centre just like the lid, with a coral design surrounding the outside of the powder.. the design is so stunning, that part of me never wanted to touch and disturb the pattern. The pan of powder is surrounded by golden chrome which just adds to the luxury.. have you ever seen a bronzer as beautiful as this?! What makes the Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact so special is that it is divided into four quarters of varying shades of bronzer meaning that it will suit almost all skin tones which is music to my ears.

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The first swatch photo shows a swatch of each section of the bronzer from the lightest shade to the darkest in a clockwise motion, with the two lightest shades first and the two darkest shades last. These swatches are obviously much more concentrated for the purpose of the photo, than you’d see when using the powder but I wanted to show the variation in shade and tone from section to section. The second photo shows a concentrated swatch of all four shades blended together. Due to the size of the bronzer, it is possible to use only one section should you wish to which I love as I can concentrate my brush within the lightest shade, or mix the two lightest depending on the look I’m going for.

As a whole, the Clarins Aquatic Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact is quite warm toned like you’d expect from a bronzer from a summer makeup collection. All four shades are matte which is amazing, as it’s so rare to find a good quality matte bronzer but these shades are completely matte and free from glitter or shimmer of any kind. I like to use the three lightest shades with a fluffy brush like the Real Techniques Blush Brush to warm up my complexion, and I like to use the darkest shade as a crease shadow as it makes for the perfect transition shade for almost any neutral makeup look. The texture of the bronzer is incredible.. it’s buttery and smooth, and blends beautifully into the skin, and even though the powder is very soft, it manages to stay put for at least six hours before fading.

It’s safe to say I’ve fallen head over heels in love with this bronzer…

Disclosure: This post features a PR sample or gifted item. For further information, please see my Disclaimer page.

Ghost Eclipse Eau de Toilette Gift Set

Ghost Eclipse Eau de Toilette Gift Set Review
Ghost Eclipse Eau de Toilette Gift Set Review
Ghost Eclipse Eau de Toilette Gift Set Review

I received a sample of Ghost Eclipse in a Superdrug order last year, and I instantly fell in love with it so I was really happy when I got an Eclipse gift set as a thank you gift from a friend. The set includes a 30ml bottle of fragrance and a matching 50ml tube of body lotion. Ghost Eclipse is described as a floral and fruity fragrance, with top notes of bergamot, lemon, mandarin orange, black currant, peach, apple and marigold, with middle notes of lotus, freesia and rose and finally a base of amber and musk. On paper, the notes of Eclipse are nothing like the fragrances I would usually go for but I love it and I get complimented every single time I wear it.

The very first time I sprayed Eclipse, it instantly reminded me of a perfume I’d owned previously; Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue which is another fragrance I love, but as it’s so expensive, it’s not one I purchase frequently. Ghost Eclipse smells almost identical to Light Blue but Eclipse is considerably cheaper, so it’s an amazing alternative. The gift set is only £20 which is a bargain seeing as a 30ml bottle of fragrance is £25 alone and you get a matching 50ml body lotion too which is perfect for layering the fragrance. I am so happy that I now have the full size bottle of Ghost Eclipse as I absolutely love it and I’m so impressed with how long lasting it is for an eau de toilette. I can imagine Eclipse being my perfume of choice for the Summer as the scent is just perfect, and the bottle is also very Summer inspired too.

Do you like any of the Ghost fragrances?