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...]

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...]

Alexandra Shulman for No7 at Boots

Former British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman has collaborated on a gift range with Boots No7 just in time for Christmas. I wish I could be a little bit more excited about this, but it's all a little bit, dare I say it, meh, with a capital M. Except the velvet blue makeup bag - that I do like! Maybe it's just me, but even the message seems slightly dull. Yes, she was a fierce editor of British Vogue, and like she would care what we … [Read more...]

Marc Jacobs Beauty Boxes for Christmas

Over the next few weeks, it's going to be all about Christmas beauty gifts on here - from the high street, and 5pm Spa and Beauty - so you will not be short of ideas! First up, some really sleek Christmas beauty boxes from Marc Jacobs. These are a real treat, and the prices are fantastic - lots of savings on the RRPs. The Glow Show is a hell of a gift set, and is for someone who has been very, very, very good this year! It's £60, the products … [Read more...]

Mugler Perfuming Brushes

Here is the perfect stocking filler for Mugler fragrance fans! Yes, okay, it's a bit more than I expect in my stocking (usually 50p and a satsuma, some hankies and some socks), but you get the idea. The Mugler Perfuming Brush was launched this autumn in three fragrances - Angel, Aura, and Alien. The brush is simple, the colours are bold, and for Mugler scent fans, they make a great present. Perfectly portable, The Perfuming Brush is a … [Read more...]