Last Minute Christmas Gifts with 5pm

What's the favourite last-minute gift? Flowers? Hmm. Maybe perfume? Perfume is a massive Christmas seller - here's a post I wrote on the Top Ten fragrances this Christmas. One of my favourites isn't on that list, but I'm thrilled to have been gifted a bottle of it from the lovely people at Philosophy - particularly because I thought it had been discontinued! Baby Grace is a beautiful, beautiful scent. It's mimosa and musk and, to me, smells like … [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...]

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...]

Cute little beauty bits from REX London

I was kindly gifted some cute little beauty bits from the newly launched range at online store, Rex London - formerly dotcomgiftshop. If you are a lover of all things cutesy, kitsch and kawaii, or you have a tweenie who is, then this new range is perfect for little gifts- and the bunny bits are brilliant to bear in mind for Easter. Being a cat lady, I love Cookie the Cat - the Makeup Bag is fluffy, cute, and spacious. Perfect. It's £9.95, and … [Read more...]

Christmas Gifts for Her

Got someone female to buy a gift for? Of course you have. So here are a few suggestions, for all beauty fans, from skincare to makeup, big and small. A beauty gift is a gorgeous, pampering thing to receive, big or small. We hope your gift recipients like some of our suggestions.   BENEFIT MAGICAL BROW STARS, £49.50 Benefit is THE brow brand, so if you are going to get a brow lover a gift this Christmas, then look no further than this … [Read more...]

Stocking Fillers and Last Minute gifts from Aveda, L’Occitane and more…

Need some last minute beauty gifts? Then here are a few to choose from. I love hand cream, and Aveda's Hand Relief is great. Hand cream is a perfect gift for everyone, and this cute little gift set is just that - super cute. The Limited Edition Renewal For Your Journey Gift Set (£20) isn't expensive, and contains three mini Hand Relief creams in three signature Aveda aromas - balancing Shampure, uplifting Beautifying, and Limited Edition … [Read more...]

Eight if you’re late! Last Minute Gifts!

Still got Christmas gifts to buy? Don't worry, you still have a little bit of time! And here's a wee bit of help with my 'Eight if you're late' round up of beauty gifts! If you have a teenager to grab something for then you could do a lot worse than Japanese fashion brand Superdry's beauty range. They have lots of wee sets available at Boots - where most gifts are 3 for 2. Superdry's Lip Tip and Rock Rebel has a nail polish and lipgloss in … [Read more...]

Stocking Filler of the Week!

So, in the run-up to Christmas, I will be bringing you my Stocking Filler of the Week  in place of my Beauty Bargain. This week it's from The Body Shop. How cute are these festive sponges? So cute, and absolutely perfect stocking fillers, for mums, dads, kids, grans - the whole family really! I'm buying a few to pop in our Christmas Day pass-the-parcel. My favourite is the Reindeer Washball. Or maybe it's the Snowman Washball. But, actually, … [Read more...]

Harvey Nichols Gift With Purchase

Beauty addicts behold! Harvey Nichols Beauty Gift With Purchase is back for another year! Spend £110 on fragrance, skincare, beauty or cosmetics in store or online right now, and you will get to take this gorgeous bag full of goodies home as well! The limited edition bag has been designed and illustrated by artist Will Broome, and is jam-packed with samples of beauty heavyweights. The goodies include a sample of the brilliant Eve Lom cleanser, a … [Read more...]