Christmas Gifts: Home&Candles

The next week is going to be a Christmas post overload. You still have a week to shop – hope this gives you some good ideas x MADE.com Elmin Patchwork Bedspread £129 100% cotton and linen, which is why it has the higher price tag.  Another option is the one below, which again is 100%…

Christmas Gifts: Food&Drink

Safe, but can be totally special. Aim for pretty packaging, and extra luxury versions of things your recipient loves. Fortnum and Mason Ethiopia Guji Zone Ground Coffee £25 F&M have a huge selection of coffee, tea, and food gifts. All beautifully packaged and really special. It doesn’t have to be Fortnum and Mason, but any really…

Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm, REVIEW

The brand: British, independent, only really available from their website. The product: Cleansing balm in a tube Who can use it: Anyone Ingredients: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERIN, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, AQUA (WATER), SUCROSE LAURATE, GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE, ECHIUM PLANTAGINEUM SEED OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, SUCROSE PALMITATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), SUCROSE COCOATE, SUCROSE STEARATE, CITRONELLOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, GARCINIA MANGOSTANA…

Christmas Gifts: BATH & BODY

Next up the series, Bath & Body. This category is particularly versatile. Mums, dads, children, grandparents,  that friend you just want to have happiness and calm in their life. (All cruelty free) Heyland and Whittle Nordic Pine Organic Soap Bar 150g  £7 I love the idea of a soap bar, it reminds me of my…

Christmas Gifts: BEAUTY

It’s a week until December, yes I can get away with it …. can I?? Don’t just buy someone loads of little bits of crap, avoid those £10 baskets full of cheap bath products. Instead spend more money on one special thing, is my take anyway. Here is a selection of beautifully packaged, luxurious gifts…

It’s the most wonderful time… to buy beauty!

I promised myself I’m not mentioning the C word until December. But I thought I might share a bit of retail guidance leading up to the festive season. This time of the year is the best time for buying sets and minis. Tonnes of brands limit their exclusive mini sizes and gift sets for this…

Best Makeup Look Videos

I take no shame in confessing that I love watching videos of people putting on their makeup. Especially when they know what they’re doing. I love watching the process, and an artist’s take on makeup always reminds of the ability for makeup to be expressive and creative. ‘5 Makeup Looks You Should Master’ – Pixiwoo…

Pixi Glow Tonic, REVIEW

The brand: Pixi are a British/American beauty brand. Completely cruelty free, and very clear on their status as a non-animal testing brand. No other third parties test their products, and they have lots of vegan options. They are affordable, but their products contain quality ingredients. Their packaging is sleek but not unnecessarily heavy. No ‘fluff’…

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads, REVIEW

An empty pot, another review … The brand: American, pretty widely avaliable The product: Exfoliating acid pads Who can use it: Anyone. If you have a sensitivity issues with acid, then you will know to avoid anything that says acid on it Ingredients: Water/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water, Lactic…

A word on recommendations

In light of some beauty community madness going on, I thought I’d talk about reviews and recommendations. I was pretty shocked to hear that Sunday Riley pay people to post fake positive reviews, it also suggests that there must also be a large presence of fake negative reviews. There is of course also the reality…