Stress Busting with Tisserand

Ready to run for the hills? The run-up to Christmas playing havoc with the stress levels? Then you are reading the right blog post! Survive the Christmas festivities with Tisserand Aromatherapy’s Total De-Stress collection. Peace and goodwill to all men? We admit it's not easy sometimes to feel like that at this time of year! Christmas comes with lots of stress. And that's not good. And it can have ramifications that last a lot longer than the … [Read more...]

Festive Red and Gold

Some colours are synonymous with the festive season, and red and gold are definitely two of them. Gorgeous reds and golds are brilliant makeup shades too -  for lips, eyes and nails. Let's start with lips. Gorgeous red lips look even more festive with a golden glittery shine through them. And if you are feeling really brace, how about a full gold lip? Perhaps a bright pillar box red is the lip you want to see you through the festive season? I … [Read more...]

Beauty Stocking Fillers

Christmas is coming, and if you haven't done your shopping yet, then there's still plenty of time. Here's a few stocking fillers to give you some ideas for the beauty fans in your life. The Sign Tribe Remove & Chill Nail Polish Eraser Cream, £14.25, available exclusively from thisisbeautymart.com This is a nail polish removing cream! Perfect for beauty fans who love the newest thing. You just rub it on, leave it, then rub it off and … [Read more...]

Jo Malone London Christmas 2018

It's not even December, but a lot of this lovely festive Bring on the Baubles range from Jo Malone London is already sold out online, so you might need to head to stores if you really want something. I'm not going to lie - it's not my favourite Jo Malone London collection. I was a little underwhelmed. They have a year to come up with something, and this is it? Hmmm. But it is a bright, sparkly, festive range this year - and the hashtag is … [Read more...]

Guerlain’s Christmas Cosmic Beauty

If, like me, you love all things retro and vintage then you are going to adore one part of Guerlain's 2018 Cosmic Christmas Collection more than the rest. The Ladies In All Climates compact is adorable! It's a re-edition of a cult travel-size powder created in 1897! It has a fine texture which events out and mattifies theskin with a sheer finish. It sets makeup and illuminates your skin with a natural glow. Not that I would want to use it … [Read more...]

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...]