I figured it’s about time I introduce you to one of my secret beauty weapons… Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré.

I’ve been using this for over a year and I can honestly say my makeup has never looked or felt better. Lait-Crème Concentré is a rich, creamy moisturiser that sinks in quickly and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy. It leaves my skin super soft and plumped and quite simply, is the best makeup primer I’ve ever used.

The glow you get from this product is seriously unbeatable; it’s natural, fresh and just leaves you looking healthy. Applying makeup after this is a total joy too – foundation glides on, concealer doesn’t crease or go patchy and it does a fab job of keeping my makeup on for longer. One amazing thing about Lait-Crème Concentré is it’s perfect for all skin types so whether you’re dry, normal or combination, you can all benefit from it’s awesomeness.

Ingredients wise, Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré is a little divisive. If you run in the other direction of products containing mineral oil, then I’m sorry to say this isn’t the miracle product for you. If you’re not bothered by it (I’m not), prepare to fall in love with a new skincare product!

It comes in a 30ml or a 75ml tube, is reasonably priced and the packaging is practical, hygienic and hardwearing. You can pick Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré up from here, as well as most main drugstores, French pharmacies and beauty sites.

Let me know if you’re a lover of this too, and if you’ve tried any other Embryolisse products I’d love to know your thoughts.

Sincerely, Sarah xx

There’s nothing worse than treating yourself to a bottle of perfume and realising it’s worn off by lunchtime. If this sounds familiar and you want to get more from your collection, here are my top tips to make yours last all day.

Moisturise
Perfume and dry skin do not get along. Without well moisturised skin your fragrance has nothing to ‘hold’ onto, so before you spray your favourite perfume, slather your skin with your favourite moisturiser. That said, it’s best not to pick a strawberry body lotion if your perfume isn’t fruity – think about your scent combinations.

Open your pores
Don’t worry, this isn’t as radical as it sounds… Quite simply, the best time to use your perfume is after you’ve showered because your pores will be open. Remembering to spritz after your shower should remind you to moisturise too.

Concentration makes a difference
If you’ve ever wondered what makes your fragrance a Perfume, an Eau de Parfum or an Eau de Toilette, here’s your answer: concentration. Fragrances diluted with higher quantities of water don’t last as long and are normally more affordable than those diluted with oil. Starting with the most concentrated, the scale is Perfume, Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette.

Think about storage
Believe it or not, your beloved bottles don’t belong in the bathroom. Perfume really doesn’t like humidity, heat or light so instead, why not pop them on display in your bedroom? Just be sure to keep them away from the window!

Don’t tap your wrists
This is one of the beauty myths that needs to be busted once and for all. Tapping your wrists together once you’ve applied perfume does not make it go further, it actually does the opposite by ruining the delicate, light top notes of the fragrance. So next time you reach for your perfume, stop the tapping!

Intelligent spritzing 
Target your pressure points when spraying your perfume. I tend to focus on my wrists, behind the ears and I like to spray my hair when it’s down too. If you’re wearing a scarf, why not spray that? The amount you use should be guided by the concentration of your fragrance – you need more Eau de Toilette than Perfume.

Next time you’re applying your favourite scent, remember these tips and you’ll notice a big difference in longevity! If you have any additional hacks and tricks to make your fragrance last all day, I’d love to hear them.

Sincerely, Sarah xx

I’ve fallen back in love with vlogging this weekend. I hadn’t planned on taking the camera with me but when the moment hit, I went with it, and I’m really glad I did.

Between picnics in the park, braving Oxford Street and a sweet surprise, I had a fab weekend. If you fancy some happy montages, lots of smiles and hopefully some feel good escapism, take a watch…

As I mentioned in the video, I’m now running not one, but two giveaways! To enter, simply head over to my twitter and instagram posts – you can’t miss them.

How was your bank holiday weekend? What did you get up to?

Sincerely, Sarah xx