Fragrance for Mum

It's National Fragrance Week here in the UK - and this Sunday is Mother's Day. So, combine the two and buy mum a new perfume. Here are a few suggestions, according to your mum's personality!   THE ECO-WARRIOR Kierin NYC Sunday Brunch, £65, 50ml, asos.com and theperfumeshop.com If your mum is on a mission to embrace cruelty-free, vegan and clean products, then check out Kierin NYC Fragrances, and in particular the brilliantly named … [Read more...]

Lavender – Not Just For Granny. Jo Malone launch Lavenderland

Lavender might remind you of your Granny, but the famous scent is having a moment in the perfume world, and Jo Malone London has a whole new collection created with it. The brand is offering a fresh perspective on the iconic ingredient of English Lavender. I love lavender out in the wild, and it's a clever and interesting scent when blended with other notes in fragrance. There are three scents in this collection, all limited edition, and all … [Read more...]

Pancake Day Lemon & Sugar Beauty

It's Shrove Tuesday - time to eat all the pancakes -and then give something up for Lent, if that's your thing. So, I thought I'd have a little bit of fun with my favourite pancake toppings - lemon and sugar -  and find some beauty buys inspired by that combo. LEMON Let's start with three luscious lemon products from Lush! Bohemian Soap (£5.50) is a simple lemon soap that might bring out the arty part of you - it will start your day with a … [Read more...]

Valentine/Galentine Beauty Buys

It's Valentine's Day this Friday - and Galentine's Day on Thursday 13th. So here are some cutesy beauty bits that you might want to treat yourself to, treat your pals to, or hint at your other half about. Let's start with a red lipstick. This one is from Sleek Makeup  - a Say It Loud Lipstick-  and the shade is called California Love. it's such a bright, fun, orange-scarlet red. And it's just £5.99. Bargain! Find it at Boots. Also from … [Read more...]

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...]