christmas 2014

Don’t Panic! Last Minute Online Gift Ideas

As of last year, Teddy's first Christmas, our family have made the policy that we don't buy anything for anyone other than Teddy at Christmas, meaning we don't have a lot to worry about when it comes to forgetting presents.  Christmas is pretty stressful as it is, yet it can be made much worse when you realise you've forgotten a present for someone, so I thought I'd put together a few ideas on things you can purchase as last minute gifts, most of[...]


Last Minute Gift: Birchbox Subscription

Above you'll see the lovely "Where the Magic Happens" gift set that includes one of my all-time favourites from Pixi, their Tinted Shea Butter Lip Balm along with a the Triple Performing Facial Emulsion from Benefit and a Models Own polish, all of which are full-sized and come with the lovely pictured pouch.  This is the gift that will arrive alongside subscription info if you decide to gift someone with a Birchbox Subscription, so they'll get a[...]


Festive Nails from Elegant Touch

For the first time ever in my life, I think, I'm actually very excited about having a festive manicure on Christmas Day - it's the little things, isn't it? - thanks to the festive editions of stick on nails from Eylure.  I have three to pick from, two from the awesome House of Holland (or House of Ho Ho Ho, as the packaging suggests) and one from the standard collection, all three of which have their own unique spin on festivity. The first[...]


The Great Big Beauty Lover’s Stocking Filler Post

Rather than break down stocking filler ideas into a series of posts, I thought I'd put together a comprehensive list of some ideas that I think make for great stocking fillers.  I've got 8 categories in total, so without further ado, let's crack on! Make-up - Budget  Budget make-up is probably the easiest way to please a beauty lover with regards to stocking fillers as there are so many great options available.  You can go the traditional[...]


12 Gifts of Christmas: Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss Trio

I think the two leading products from Bobbi Brown (other than their base range) are either the Shimmer Bricks or the Lip Glosses - certainly when I think of the brand I immediately associate the line with a beautiful, flattering pink lip gloss.  For Christmas, Bobbi Brown have released their usual array of gorgeousness which includes some seriously well-priced and beautifully edited collections such as this Lip Gloss Trio. The Bobbi Brown[...]


12 Gifts of Christmas: Le Galion Discovery Box

If you're looking to buy something with some serious "wow" factor as a gift for any beauty or fragrance lover, here's the one for you! The Le Galion Discovery Box is the most beautifully presented collection of all nine of the Le Galion fragrances in handy 7.5ml vials which doesn't sound like a lot, but that actually works out to be a fairly decent size, especially as each vial contains EDP.  Within the box you also get a very heavy and sturdy tr[...]


12 Gifts of Christmas: bareMinerals Main Attraction

bareMinerals have totally nailed Christmas this year with some absolutely gorgeous sets to suit even the most finickity beauty fan with a price range starting at £12 and going up to £75, so there really is something for everyone! I have a couple of the gift sets to show you, starting with this "look in a box", the bareMinerals Main Attraction. Main Attraction is a seven piece set comprising of everything you need to create a flattering,[...]


12 Gifts of Christmas: Bleach London Hold Its

Today I have an extremely cute and nicely priced gift idea for you from the kings of crazy hair colours, Bleach London.  This fabulous little set contains 3 of their recently released Super Cool Colour Crayons alongside a very nice pencil case (Teddy loves it as it's bright and colourful) and stickers that I believe are to allow customisation of the pencil case. I feel this kit is aimed at a younger market, but the main appeal from my pers[...]