Lunar New Year Reflexology and Jo Malone collection

It's the Lunar/Chinese New Year next Saturday (January 25), which got me thinking about the reflexology I had last week. It was the first time I had had this treatment in years, and it was fantastic. Loved every minute of it, and it pretty much cured the remains of my cold virus, and I haven't coughed since! Reflexology  - the alternative therapy that uses pressure points on the feet to have an effect on other areas of the body  - has its roots … [Read more...]

Top Ten Fragrances for Women 2019

It's no surprise that Christmas is the busiest time of the year for fragrance sales - around £550m of them! Every year my dad would buy my mum her favourite scent, and he would be one of the thousands doing this for their loved ones. It's an easy gift, but it's also a lovely gift. I adore fragrance. It's one of the highlights of my job, being gifted gorgeous scents, but I do still seek out my favourites, and Clinique Aromatics Elixir is one of … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Beauty Advent Calendars 2019

Have you got your advent calendar yet? There are SO many to choose from out there, it's crazy. Some of the beauty calendars are ridiculous prices, but if you love a brand, and can afford it, why not indulge. LUSH launched its first advent calendar ever on August 29 - and it sold out almost as soon as it launched!  I wrote a piece in the Daily Record again this year on beauty advent calendars - you can read it on my own blog, here. It's … [Read more...]

Autumn Beauty Buys!

I just love autumn. The colours are great, you get to be super-wrapped up, and super-cosy, the nights draw in, and there's Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night. What's not to love?! There are also loads of lovely products that are autumnal out there, so here are a few of my absolute faves for this season. I've been stepping away from the red lip for the first time in years, and experimenting with nudes, and different colours. I've also finally … [Read more...]