Monday, 23 November 2015

The Best Christmas Candles

Candles are something I get asked about a lot at Christmas time, both by friends and family and by my followers on YouTube and my blog. So today, as I lit a fresh Elemis Spa Light candle (one of my all-time festive favourites!) I thought I'd write a post about the best festive candles out there. Below are twelve of my all time favourites, with a vast range of price tags to accommodate for an array of different budgets.

Clockwise from top left... *If you want to shop online, the image is shop-able, click on any candle to be-redirected to the online shop*

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Simple Micellar Wipes

When I used Micellar Water for the first time a few years ago, it was somewhat of a eureka moment for me. I had struggled to find the 'perfect' makeup remover for years and suddenly seemed to have the answer... an affordable, quick, easy solution that meant I didn't have to spend ages trying to get my mascara off at night. So when Simple (who make my favourite high street micellar option) extended their range to include Micellar wipes recently, it was a total game changer... FINALLY!
The wipes are pre-soaked with Simple's Micellar cleansing water, so are a great addition to my skincare routine as they allow me to have all the benefits of the normal micellar water, but on-the-go...

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Marc Jacobs 'Decadence' Review

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that the packaging for Marc Jacobs’ latest fragrance release ‘Decadence' is eye catching. 
Totally over the top and in my opinion, really rather fabulous, the bottle is fashioned after one of Marc’s signature handbags. Not a first for perfumes (the handbag-bottle reminds me of an Anna Sui fragrance I owned as a teenager) but what is new is the oversized gold chain and tassel attached to the lid of the bottle, complete with a faux-snakeskin finish and a deep emerald-tone glass. The packaging screams glam, and the detail makes it look and feel like a real, miniature handbag...

Thursday, 8 October 2015


I’m so excited to announce an additional event during my US Tour this month! I’m going to be hosting an awesome fashion event in New York with one of my most shops… TOPSHOP!
It’s going to be a fun evening of drinks, nibbles, giveaways, girly chat and styling fun hosted in TOPSHOP’s personal shopping suite in their flagship Fifth Avenue store. It's an RSVP-only event with a limited number of tickets so it should be a really fun, intimate evening. Here are all the details for those wishing to attend… I hope some of you can make it!

Date: Friday 16th October 2015
Location: Personal Shopping Suite, TOPSHOP Fifth Avenue Store, 608 Fifth Avenue, NY 10020
Time: 6-8pm
More Information: Tickets are FREE but you do have to register to come. Get your ticket by sending an email to with ‘FLEUR DE FORCE AT TOPSHOP’ in the subject line, saying you’d like to attend and giving them your name for the guest list. The guest list will close at midday (EST) on 16th October. You have to be over 16 years of age to attend. You can view the full T’s & C’s here.

The first 75 people to send their ticket request will be guaranteed entry and will receive a reply with the ticket and further details. Although this is not a 'book signing' event, I’m more than happy to sign copies of the book on the night, and of course take lots of selfies! There will also be some books given away at the event too. 

I hope to see some of you there!

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Rimmel 'The Only 1' Lipstick - Review & Swatches

One of my favourite brands for affordable lipstick, Rimmel, have just dropped a brand new formula. They introduce new shades quite frequently but a whole new type of lipstick is quite rare, and this particular one is called 'The Only 1'. A pretty bold title in my opinion!

This new formulation claims to be the only lipstick you need, offering 'intense, high-impact' colour with an 'ultra-comfortable, weightless feel'. For their ultimate do-it-all lipstick, Rimmel have tried to marry the best features of both a moisturising and a long-lasting formulation. Have they succeeded? Read on to find out...