Do you find your self tempted by the words ‘new beauty’? Us too. Welcome to our club!
At Escentual, we believe sharing is caring, so we’ve gathered 8 of the most product-obsessed members in our team to share which new launches they’ve been shouting about, guaranteed to get your approval! Prepare yourself for a few sellouts, a UK exclusive, and a selection of the finest new fragrances; here’s our full March haul…
Klorane’s new Quinine Spray landed on my desk last month, and without giving you my life story, lately, the health of my hair has become a real concern of mine. Promising to enrich your hair with nutrients that repair the hair follicle; for someone like me who bleaches, straightens and sometimes forgets to use heat defence spray, breakage was a problem. But after a month or so of using the Keratin Strength Spray, my hair looks sleeker, smoother and shinier. Klorane advises to use the spray for 3 months for the best results, so I’m excited to see my results progress. You can find out if the Klorane Quinine Keratin Strength Spray will work for you here.
I usually avoid matte lipsticks because they sometimes make my lips feel uncomfortable and dry, but I’ve finally found one I like with the BarePro Longwear Lipstick. This lippy is something else! Its creamy texture nourishes and softens your lips with no harmful or fake ingredients. It looks perfect from the first application, and it doesn’t smudge or transfer. What else can you ask for?
It appears that I’m having a bit of moment with GUERLAIN doesn’t it? Last month it was their new L’Essentiel Foundation (in case you’re wondering, I still adore it!) and this month I am absolutely obsessed with one of their new Aqua Allegoria scents, Coconut Fizz.
To me, GUERLAIN Aqua Allegoria Coconut Fizz has the appealing scent of coconut, but with a luxe, sophisticated twist. It’s perfect for those who love this tropical aroma, but don’t want to smell like sun lotion or a bottle of Malibu!
This fragrance is not sickly sweet in the slightest. It combines domineering notes of refreshing coconut water with watermelon, bergamot and freshly cut coconut. I can also get a hint of salty sea air in this more-ish fragrance (it will transport you to a land far away)! I know it sounds incredibly cliché, but it genuinely is one of those fragrances that makes you feel good every time you spray it – I’m already halfway through my bottle!
Coconut Fizz is the perfect everyday perfume that’s guaranteed to receive compliments. In a nutshell (get it?!) it’s ‘coconut for grown-ups’, and your spring and summer certainly won’t be complete without it!
I fully admit Rochas has completely surprised me. Their new perfume is absolutely beautiful; I can’t resist its floral-woody-musky scent and gorgeous bow bottle – it’s a must-have for any fashionista!
If like me, you like your fragrances to be under the radar, Mademoiselle Rochas won’t disappoint. When you first spritz it, bursts of spicy pink peppercorn blend effortlessly into the heart of orange blossom, while the richness of heliotrope and dewy notes of lily of the valley add a sense of calming softness. To finish, musky accents blending with warm woody notes and tonka bean for a creamy finale that lingers!
My son has been using the Mustela Pajamas for the last few weeks and we love them! Sometimes he has dry and itchy skin, which makes him scratch and become unsettled during the night, but since using them, he sleeps all the way through without many disturbances until morning. What I love about these pyjamas is how soft they are, and they wash really well. I also noticed he was much calmer when I tried them under usual nightwear too. The seams and tags are on the outside to avoid irritation, so it might look like the pyjamas are the wrong way round, they definitely do the trick!
Without a doubt, this month’s favourite is the Benefit Cheekleaders Pink Squad – Blush, Bronze & Highlight Palette, because who isn’t obsessed with palettes right now? They keep all of your favourites in one place, and they’re the perfect travelling companion, what’s not to like!
Cheekleaders is full of cult Benefit product you’ll know and love, such as Hoola (the best matte bronzer for warming the skin). Galifornia (a warm pink blush that’s one of our bestsellers) And! The new and exclusive Tickle powder, which is a soft-pink highlighter that adds a gorgeous sheen.
I also love the fact that this palette includes a brush that’s also super-soft. I’m always topping up on the go. Cheekleaders makes it so easy to create an effortless pretty in pink look, that’s perfect for everyday!
Seasons come and go, my outfit is forever changing on my mood but one thing that never changes? My fragrance. That was, however, until I smelt Giorgio Armani’s Si Fiori. A sparkling scent inspired by the graceful complexity of a flower housed within a pink bottle that just screams ‘Instagram-worthy’ – if it’s not already on your radar, it should be.
Top notes of vibrant green mandarin and glistening blackcurrant allow for an energetic opening, before a delicate heart of neroli essential oil and rose drench this scent in refined femininity. In the base, a delicious blend of vanilla and white musk create a soft sensuality, granting you with a subtly sexy allure that won’t be too overpowering… it’s exactly what your spring should smell like!
I’ve struggled with uneven skin tone over the last month. My complexion has in short not been my friend; probably because I’ve had far too many late nights, eaten way too much junk food and had a very busy March. But I don’t want to play the sympathy card because I had a knight and shining armour come and save me in the form of the Glycolic Night Cream. Its been a hero of mine this month helping to give my skin an overall pick-me-up and even out any redness or discolouration I had in the centre of my face. I also can’t forget to bring its balmy texture to your attention; it feels so lovely to apply, which is a real treat before bed!
I highly recommend you head over to read the tried and tested feature we did on this formula, the before and afters speak for themselves!