My New Seasonal Scent: ACQUA di Parma Colonia Pura

I normally only like quite dark and earthy fragrance's but when I tried ACQUA di Parma Colonia Pura. I noticed how it quickly merged with my skin and blossomed into the smell of a masculine warm summer night. Di Parma Colonia is super sexy but masculine and fresh, Colonia Pura has a minimalistic aesthetic in not only the packaging but in the sense of smell and vibe.

I have been carrying this scent everywhere as the 50ml is the perfect size to just throw in your man bag or toiletry case. The lightness and fresh vibe of Colonia Pura can be indulged in a range of products. Whether experienced as an Eau de Cologne or through the Hair and Shower Gel or the Shave Balm, Colonia Pura has opened up a new vibe in men's grooming for me.


 Colonia Pura EDC, £66 for 50ml, £91 for 100ml & £120 for 180ml
Colonia Pura Hair & Shower Gel, £30
Colonia Pura After Shave Balm, £45





That Pop Of Summer!!!

So guys, summer has officially ended in England, I'm so upset just because our days are now filled with grey skies so the other day I thought I would shoot my favorite outfit just because it reminds me of my last warm summer night.




This outfit from Issey Miyake Homme Plisse just reminds me of summer. The bright orange palette and the pleats are the perfect combo for a dazzling summer night. What I love about the Homme Plisse range is that its so comfortable to wear and you can pair it with a range of tops and shoes.

Photographer: Jade Keshia Gordon - 

Paris Fashion Week + Hotel Louison Review

So last month was a busy month, I feel like I haven't written a blog post in so long. So I attended Paris fashion week again at the start of June, it was literally amazing. Me and my friend Taija got the Eurostar at 5.45am honestly it was probably one of the biggest mistakes booking a train this early. I didn't get much sleep before making my way to meet Taija at Kings Cross station.


We arrived in Paris at 9 am it was boiling, this was when everywhere had a heatwave. Luckily we arrived 1 day after Paris was 35 degrees! Honestly, I would have probably died of heart failure ha! We made our way in an Uber to the fabulous Hotel Louison were they hosting us for 3 days. 

We arrived at around 12pm and was greeted with a warm welcome from Audrey who kindly allowed us to check-in a little early. On arrival we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful decor and reception area, especially being that the hotel is only a 3-star rating, we were even more surprised by our room. We booked the Prestige room which was lovely, large windows with a view looking out into the Parisian streets, a large bathroom and separate toilet, exceptionally clean with a nice modern decor and good amenities.













Breakfast was amazing offering a large selection of delicious fresh hot and cold foods and beverages. In the evening the hotel offers complimentary wine to guest's who can sit and enjoy in the candle lit dining area.

Hotel Louison made my stay in Paris the best it could be. While attending shows and events in the evening It was very easy to go back and forth to my hotel.

One of the highlights of my Paris trip was going to the KENZO show! it was insane!! the production and the venue just screamed KENZO! Paris is definitely popping when it's warm and the evenings are complete with a slow sunset.











I just want to thank Hotel Louison for making my stay so warm and fitting for my Paris trip.  Here are some pictures from Paris and some of my highlights.





Perfect Fleeky Summer Skin Products!

Ok so summer is literally around the corner and I don't know about you but when it gets warmer I just don’t feel like wearing much makeup. So I thought why not make a post on how to get fleeky skin just in time for summer. 

I've been trying out some awesome new skincare products from some of the best brands on the market. I do realise that not everyone can afford luxury skin care so I think its best sometimes to mix and match and just use the best products that you can obtain. I always say as long as your skin care regime is consistent and your providing moisture and exfoliation your skin will shine through. 


I've been using this mask for about a month now and it's actually amazing, I always notice immediate results. My skin is super oil and my T-zone is always like the River Thames by midday so I find that this mask soothes and purifies my skin while keeping it super matte. This mask is a MUST!!!  






I love the Effaclar Duo but to see that La Roche Posay released one with SPF 30 OMG! This is amazing for anyone with marks that could lead to hyperpigmentation. This product helps unclog pores and refine the skin texture.  




So I first saw this cleansing balm on Michelle's blog AKA BeautyandtheBlog and a few other bloggers. So I know few people swear by this product, I've never really liked cleansing balms because I feel like they get messy and never really take my makeup off but this cleansing balm didn’t make my skin breakout and it literally broke down my foundation and concealer in seconds. This product deep cleanses and hydrates the skin for that fresh clean feeling. 




So I have been obsessed with Elemis skin care since I lived in Birmingham 7 years ago. I was lucky enough to be sent some products by their lovely PR team. This toner is radiance in a bottle, I honestly love the smell it's so fresh and elegant. The calming toner helps maintain the PH level in the skin. I always use this in the AM/PM after a freshly cleansed face. 



I use various night creams from time to time but I found that this energizing cream made my skin look and feel insane in the morning. My skin has never felt so soft and plump, the energising night cream is powered by the patent-pending bio energy complex of encapsulated Zinc and Copper. 




So I remember getting a small sample of this product at the Debenhams in Birmingham during Christmas. This invisible SPF shield is perfect for anyone with a deeper tone who loves to use SPF 30 everyday. I hate when some SPF's can go purple or a weird ashy tone on deeper skins. This invisblur shield is amazing as a primer also because it has that silicone feel to it, this product blurs and protects the skin against harmful sun rays. 




I actually love this moisturizer I have raved about it since last year. It's just the right consistency its thick but doesn’t leave my skin greasy. I love that this has SPF 30 for days where I wear no makeup I just put this on with a cream highlighter and im good to go. A little bit goes a long way with this product. 





I love my Foreo Mini from Mankind its actually so lightweight to travel with, I akways bring it to the gym or pop it in my bag for the plane. Combining T-Sonic pulsations with three zones of soft silicone touch-points, the device gently yet effectively cleanses and exfoliates, helping to unclog pores and lift away dirt and oil. This product charges super fast and always leaves my skin feeling super charged and ready to go


Paris Fashion Week Was LIT!

So last month I visited the beautiful city of Paris with some friends, I was actually meant to write this blog post while on my trip but you know how it goes. Anyways Paris was amazing this happened to be the first time, I had actually visited Paris for PFW women's. 














While I was in Paris it literally rained every single day, for me the weather can really make or break the trip sometimes. So the weather really affected my mood at times, I'm not talking about a little spit of rain it was raining like a typhoon was about to hit the city! It was crazy AF  

Me and my friends hit up some showrooms and some cute presentations and shows while in Paris for PFW. The trip was so lovely but I always feel like my time in Paris goes so quickly just because I have so much fun whenever I am here. 




So this was one of my favourite outfits I put together for PFW, and also because I got these gorgeous frames from Farfetch as I did a collaboration with them for their SS17 sunglasses chosen by bloggers. Check it out here 

Shirt : Balenciaga
Cap: Balenciaga
Sunglasses: Martin Margiela X Mykita sunglasses
Bag: Chanel





Getting around Paris was actually fabulous thanks to Blacklane cars, honestly I didn't really know about an luxury car service until I chose Blacklane cars. Our driver was so friendly and he knew all the shortcuts and gave us recommendations on where to eat in Paris. I can't wait to use Blacklane cars again! Thank you so much Blacklane



On my last day me and my friends went on the amazing Bustronome bus which we were all excited for. The BUSTRONOME is a high-end double decker bus that stands out in particular for its panoramic glass roof. The bus  drives its passengers into the Parisian atmosphere in the best conditions whatever the season. 






The Bustronome bus was the perfect way to end our trip, the bus is so comfortable and the waiter was so helpful and was always at hand to help with our requests or questions. We arrived on the bus for Lunch where they serve you with a 4 course meal with wine paired with every dish. 
 It was honestly so delicious and beautiful to be riding around Paris eating such well prepared food and sightseeing around the beautiful city of Paris. I just wish we could have done dinner on the Bustronome because, I can imagine driving around Paris at night seeing the Eiffel tower glistening would be so romantic. 






Each course was so pleasing the menu was fantastic, I think the bus changes its menu from time to time but our menu was predominantly seafood. So I would suggest checking the website for the menu being served that day before you book. 







Definitely go check out Bustronome if you're in Paris because it will add the cherry on top of your trip to make it a perfect ending. 


Thank you Bustronome for having us.
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