Amy Antoinette - A Motherhood & Lifestyle Blog: September 2011

29 September 2011

New Angel EDT by Thierry Mugler

I've been looking for a new perfume now that we're heading towards Autumn/Winter. My preferences steer toward light, sweet feminine scents for the best part of the year but in the cooler months I like to have something a little more warm and musky. I was recently sent the new Angel fragrance by Thierry Mugler and I have to say it fits the bill perfectly.

Originally there was Angel, the first ever Oriental Gourmand (a fragrance based on edible notes to you and I), a new and unique perfume with a delicate blend of exotic fruits and a base of chocolate carmel toffee and patchouli. The new Angel is inspired by all the glamour, sensuality and sophistication that is Angel, yet it's softer, smoother and more subtle.
This Oriental Gourmand fragrance is structured in three waves:

Heavenly Wave - Bergamot encounters pink peppercorn in a subtly spicy burst
Delicious Wave - The gourmand aspect is more delicate; discreet praline and pink fruits
Voluptuous Wave - New to the creation are the soft tones of cedar and luxurious white musk

It's everything I wanted from an A/W fragrance - still feminine, not too heavy and enough musk to add some depth and warmth. It's light enough to wear in the day time but it can also be layered for intensity for an evening out. This fragrance will definitely make me stray from my old favourite for Autumn, Balenciaga Paris.

Angel Eau de Toilette 40ml - RRP £46
Angel Eau de Toilette 80ml - RRP £65

Who else is a fan of Thierry Mugler fragrances?
Which is your favourite perfume for A/W?

21 September 2011

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2011

I woke up yesterday morning to discover, to my surprise, that I've been shortlisted for a Cosmopolitan Blog Award in the 'Established Beauty Blog' category. I'm shocked and delighted to have made it to this stage, so a big thank you to those who nominated my blog. If you'd like to vote for me to win the award you can just click here and enter you email address to start the voting process!

16 September 2011

Our Mauritius Honeymoon...

After two years of planning, our wedding and honeymoon are now over. Thank you all for your lovely messages on our wedding day. It was truly memorable and it's true what they say - it went by so quickly. I want to do it all again!

We've had a sneak peak of some of our wedding pictures and they're beautiful. We'll be viewing all of them on Sunday and selecting the ones we'd like in our album. I'll be writing a wedding day post once we've received our CD of images. 

Our honeymoon in Mauritius was incredible. It was a departure from our usual holidays where we like to experience local culture, take many day trips and where we're generally quite active. We had originally planned an active honeymoon but thank goodness we settled on a relaxing one. We underestimated just how exhausted we'd be after the wedding. The week leading up to the wedding was stressful and filled with late nights. With the excitement of the wedding day itself, the setting up and clearing of the marquee, packing our suitcases (the night before!) and the total 16 hour journey to get to our destination - I've never felt so tired in my entire life. 

Therefore our honeymoon was a chance to relax and enjoy our first experience of ultimate luxury. We stayed at Le Morne in Mauritius and I'd highly recommend it. Everything was outstanding, from the location, the accommodation, the food and the amazing service.

Here are a few snaps...