Festive Scented Candles

I LOVE a scented candle, and I love a FESTIVE scented candle even more! I was lucky enough to be gifted these candles for the purposes of this review, but I have spent over £40 on a scented candle because I do think in this instance that if you spend a wee bit more you get a much better pay-off. Jo Loves candles are fantastic. They scent the room for hours, after being lit for a short time. The range of scents is fantastic, and I think Log Fires … [Read more...]

Christmas Beauty Crackers

Christmas Crackers are getting a bit of a name for themselves this year, for being wasteful. But hopefully, there isn't too much in these lovely beauty crackers that isn't recyclable or reusable. And all of the plastic cracker pieces I have used here are vintage ones I purchased to make into jewellery. The jokes are recyclable - but we already knew that right?! These make cute gifts, lovely table gifts if you are feeling generous, and just a … [Read more...]

Christmas Beauty Baubles

If you need a cute little gift for the beauty fan friend or relative (or cat-sitter, or Secret Santa!) then how about a cute beauty bauble? Festive fun with beauty benefits - you can't go wrong. AND...they won't break the bank. These lovely little gift sets are a token of affection, and some of the baubles can be reused, and popped on your tree year after year, or passed on with new treats inside. Here are a few of my favourites this festive … [Read more...]

Festive Relaxation with 5pm

It's that time of year again - when we all try to have a holly jolly Christmas and end up totally stressed! But it doesn't have to be like that! Treat yourself. Practice self-care, and don't have a festive meltdown. Book a relaxing 5pm deal -and even if you take it after the festivities are over, knowing you have a treat to look forward to might just helo you get through! Here are a few deals I've picked out  -  but there are loads more to … [Read more...]

Ten Lush Gift Sets

Ten Lush Gift Sets! Christmas is a WHOLE LOT OF FUN at Lush, agreed? The eco-brand just does festive fun so well. There are so many gift sets, from small to HUGE, and everything in between. Here is my top ten of the Lush Christmas gift sets on offer this festive season.   Ho, Ho, Ho! (£19.50) This is a great gift pack, filled with three cute-as products, with calming lavender, uplifting Brazilian orange and bright neroli oils. In this … [Read more...]

Jo Malone London Christmas Collection 2019

Jo Malone London is bringing you a truly magical festive season this year with some wonderful campaign images - and products and packaging to match. It's all very elegant and grown-up, in shades of green and blue, and there's an interesting new fragrance. There are lots of Limited Edition gifts, and the usual round-up of limited edition bottles, gorgeous tree ornaments, Christmas crackers, and special collections. I love the mini … [Read more...]

Guerlain’s Goldenland Christmas

Oooh, get this gorgeous festive sparkle palette from Guerlain! I love it. It's packed full of beautiful colours when open, but when it's closed, is it a makeup case, a compact minaudière, or simply a beautiful little clutch designed to be tucked into the palm of the hand? Or is it all of that and more! This Eyeshadow Palette (£59) contains ten matte and metallic eyeshadows - iridescent and reflective bronzes, pearly shimmer and smoky … [Read more...]

Christmas 2019 at Bobbi Brown

One of my favourite brands, Bobbi Brown has SO much to offer this Christmas in terms of gift sets, palettes, and gorgeous shimmer and sparkle, I can't even begin to cover it all. But I will show you some of my favourite things, and a few I was gifted for the purposes of this blog review. I think Bobbi Brown the brand has done a pretty decent job of keeping up to the standards set by Bobbi Brown the person following her departure in 2016. The … [Read more...]

Face Scrub, Peel and Exfoliate

Scrub that skin! Well, use a scrub, but don't physically scrub it, of course - that is not good beauty practice! My skin gets drier and drier as the winter months move on, and I like to incorporate a once or twice weekly exfoliation into my skincare routine. We should be doing this most weeks anyway, but it's even more important at this time of year. There are so many ways to exfoliate your skin now - even if it's … [Read more...]

Big Deals on 5pm Spa and Beauty – who needs Black Friday?

It's like Black Friday every day at 5pm Spa and Beauty - there are always plenty of deals to choose from, and loads of BIG Deals all year round. Here are a few that might tickle your fancy this week, for yourself or as gifts. How about a Twilight Spa Session for one or two to warm up a cold winter's night? That's the Big Deal on offer at the AeroSpa at Hilton Doubletree in Edinburgh Airport. It's a gorgeous after-dark experience and includes two … [Read more...]