Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019

I've been an absolute cliche for the last few weeks, completely dumbfounded by the arrival of Christmas - it's going to be 2020 soon, how is that even possible? This year has absolutely flown by! I normally make quite a big fuss of Christmas on the blog, with all sorts of gift guides and Christmassy bits and bobs, but this year I've aggregated the whole lot into one big post.  I realise 23rd December is a somewhat late arrival when it comes to sharin[...]

Cult Beauty Advent Calendar

Cult Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar

Do you remember when beauty advent calendars first arrived on the scene, and everyone went a bit crazy for them? Then the following years, all the brands jumped on the bandwagon and it all became a bit samey.  I don't get especially excited about them in general, but Cult Beauty are releasing their first ever advent calendar and that is definitely one I'm excited about! I absolutely Cult Beauty and I tend to associate them with the festive period[...]

OPI Nutcracker Collection

With just a few more days to go until Christmas Day arrives, some of you might not be feeling the Christmas Cheer; hopefully this gorgeous collection, a collaboration between Disney's The Nutcracker and OPI, will change that, as this is such a beautifully festive edit of colours that just looking at it makes me feel Christmassy! I'm also so impressed by how OPI collections are interpreted, as they're always so enticing and full of colour, w[...]

All the Christmas Joy from Revolution Beauty

If you really can't face doing the rounds to pick up your Christmas gifts this year, I have got the answer - get everything you need from Revolution Beauty, as they have so many great gift ideas that a sensibly organised half an hour on their site will sort you right out.  They've got gifts for all budgets, needs and desires with something for every beauty fan - think beauty sets, stocking fillers, large gifts, small token gestures and everything[...]

For the One Who Deserves a bit of Charlotte Tilbury

I've really enjoyed putting together my 12 Gifts of Christmas series this year, as I've been so careful with selecting which products to include to hopefully give you a few ideas.  I think most of us can agree that I've saved the best 'til last, as are there really any beauty lovers who would open a Charlotte Tilbury gift and not be absolutely thrilled? The Stars in Your Eyes Palette has, predictably, generated a lot of excitement as there[...]

For Someone Who Deserves a Real Pampering Treat

There are some amazing Emma Hardie gift sets this year, with some great savings to be found, so if you're an Emma Hardie fan then now is a great time to stock up.  As it's Christmas (did you know that...?) it's also the perfect time to treat someone to something a bit special, such as the Emma Hardie Instant Radiance Kit, although, if this particular kit doesn't do it for you, it's well worth seeing what else is available as there are some lovely[...]

For the Die-Hard Mask Fan

I'm pretty much referring to myself when writing "die-hard mask fan" as I really do love a good mask treatment; I think, when done right, it can be one of the best ways to address any skin issues and get skin back on the right path.  I always turn to a good masking session when my skin is playing up by either feeling excessively dry or breaking out, so obviously I was chomping at the bit to get my hands on the FOREO UFO when it launched. T[...]

For The One Who Deserves the Prettiest Makeup

Is there anything more lovely than a really pretty set of make-up? Especially when presented as a gift, as I think it's such a great way to try new products or even an entirely new range.  If you haven't heard of Decorte yet, this beautiful Holiday Coffret will definitely make you take note.  Decorte are a luxury brand that launched into the UK via Selfridges fairly recently and the collection contains some of the loveliest make-up you'll ever s[...]

For the Lover of Natural Skincare

I've really tried to cover all skincare needs in my 12 Gifts of Christmas series, which I think I have managed as there really is something for everyone.  This beautifully presented, charismatic set of skincare from Bodhi & Birch is a perfect example of the sort of product range that you hear about and want to get stuck into immediately; The Bodhi & Birch Superfood Series Mini Discovery Set is a perfect introduction to the recently launch[...]

Christmas Candles

I really do love Christmas candles so much; I don't feel like anything is properly "Christmassy" unless there's a Christmas fragrance burning away in the background.  Candles tap into the often neglected sense of smell, a sense that I particularly find so evocative when it comes to needing to quickly feel a certain way - I never feel quite as excited about Christmas as I do when I'm wrapping presents, listening to Christmas music and burning my f[...]

For Serious Wow Factor on a Budget

Revolution Beauty have released the most phenomenal Christmas range this year - I literally want everything! Every budget, need and desire is catered to and I have a whole post coming soon looking at a few of their choice offerings.  This particular post is dedicated to the gift I wanted most of all when the Christmas range launched, the Revolution 12 Days of Christmas 2018. As you can see, the Revolution 12 Days of Christmas 2018 really[...]