John Lewis and M&S beauty advent calendars

It's not Christmas without a beauty advent calendar now, is it? There are SO many of them, it's impossible to keep track. But, I am lucky enough to have two of the best to open this year - roll on December. First up is the John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar. The retail giant hasn't had a beauty advent calendar before, so they have gone to town on their first. It weights in at a hefty £149, but it is JAM-PACKED with beauty goodies - with some full … [Read more...]

Stocking Fillers

Stocking Fillers! What are they? Little things? Or big things? Maybe your stocking will be filled with novelty treats, or maybe just one or two choice items, stocking filler-sized. I've chosen a few of my favourite beauty stocking fillers, from the cheapest novelty items to a few more expensive pieces everyone would love to find in their stocking beside the obligatory clementine and coin. Who said you can't fit a candle in a stocking? … [Read more...]

Beauty Stocking Fillers

Still not got all your Christmas shopping done? Maybe you just have those few wee bits'n'bobs to pick up now, but are devoid of inspiration? It happens! That's why I have rounded up a few beauty-themed stocking fillers for you!   First up, this cute litte sponge from The Body Shop! Hang him on the tree, and then in the shower! This is the Bear Sponge - there is also a Robin and an Owl to choose from. I love them. And they're just £4. … [Read more...]

Boots No7 Christmas Makeup

Three little parcels under my office tree  - all full of lovely Boots No7 makeup for the three Christmas looks the Boots brand have created this year. No7 have put together three quite different Christmas makeup looks, and invite you to create your look, and show it off on social media with the hashtag #TaDah. In the blue parcel, it's Evening Elegance, created with navy eyeshadows, high impact mascaras, deep blue nails, and radiant complexions. … [Read more...]

BeneFit Advent Calendar Launch!

Yes, yes, okay, it's only October, but Christmas is coming - you can't deny it! And if you want one of Benefit's coveted advent calendars, then you will need to get your Christmas hat on next week! Benefit launch their advent calendar, Candy-Coated Countdown, in stores in November, but you can get it online next week! It will be available at debenhams.com and benefitcosmetics.co.uk, from 12noon, Thursday October 16. You can also pop into your … [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...]