Way back last Christmas, the lovely - and appropriately named - Holly, who was then a PR at Jo Malone London, told me I would love their 2017 Christmas collection. I waited a whole year for this   - and was then ill and couldn't attend the press appointment to view it! However, I can see from the images that Jo Malone London's Crazy Colourful Collection is right up my street! I love a bit of colour. All of the prints have been designed by … [Read more...]

Beauty Advent Calendars

There was a time when there were just a few beauty advent calendars out there  - now? There are DOZENS of them. It's actually almost impossible to collate them all. So, I have picked 15 for you to have a look at, with varying prices and designs. Bear with me, this is a LONG post! First up is this year's calendar from Arran (Arran Aromatics have rebranded and dropped the Aromatics). Their A Sense of Christmas advent calendar (£45, ARRAN shops, … [Read more...]

Jo Malone make Merry Mischief for Christmas

This year's festive offering from Jo Malone isn't perhaps traditionally festive, but it's still lovely. Merry Mischief features a harlequin/clown theme with masked beauties, and amazing campaign images. I was a HUGE fan of Pierrot as a kid, and perhaps that's why I love these images so much. Okay, they're not screaming 'Christmas' at me, but they are just fab. And at the heart of it, this year's festive fragrance, Orange Bitters … [Read more...]

Beauty Advent Calendars 2015

Forget the chocolate, or the even more retro pictures behind the windows of your advent calendar - we want beauty products! And full-size ones too! Where there used to be just one or two beauty advent calendars to choose from, there are now, well, loads! Here are eight of the best! Clarins Beauty Advent Calendar (£60, exclusively at Filled with minis, including classics like Beauty Flash Balm and some men's products too, this is … [Read more...]

Beauty Advent from Jo Malone and Boots No7

Whilst I was on the subject of Christmas, with the Benefit Advent Calendar,  I thought I might as well mention another couple of beauty-full advent calendars on their way soon - at opposite ends of the price spectrum. First up, Jo Malone's AMAZING Advent Calendar, which launches on November 10th, and is £250! Wow. It does, however, contain 24 fantastic Jo Malone goodies, from refined Colognes to rich and nourishing Body Crèmes, perfect for … [Read more...]