December 13, 2016

The Very Gift Guide: best beauty & grooming Christmas sets…


It’s funny, when I was younger, if I got bought a ‘smellies’ gift set for Christmas I would have cringed and left it in a cupboard to gather dust. NOW I’m all over them! I can’t get enough of them! It’s like my gift tastebuds have changed… give me a whole box of rose-scented sprays and lotions over a Dries van Noten shirt any day.

Erm, obviously that was a joke. But I do love a gift set. And there are some pretty amazing ones out now for Christmas: It’s not just the Neal’s Yard iconic blue bottles that I love, this citrus collection is beyond amazing. Get ready to just keep sniffing your hands! For the men, Neville has some great products, in particular the show gel, and the volcanic ash facial scrub is a personal favourite. You can always count on Aesop for a gorgeous-to-look-at set, like this Intent Observer set, Jurlique is my new favourite – the rose face spritz is a lifesaver, and my love for Korres will never diminish, this Japanese Rose collection is pure heaven!


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December 2, 2016

The Very Gift Guide: for the luxe candle lovers…


So like last year, I’m going to be doing a few little Christmas gift guides, that are basically things I like to buy, so really I’m going shopping for myself. Let’s just hope the hubby is looking at my blog (he better be!) for inspiration!

First up, who doesn’t love a luxe candle?! I’ve actually sniffed all of these, and had some at home, so can confirm they are AMAAAZING! I especially love the Jonathan Adler (if I could live in a Jonathan Adler world, I would). And the Santal candle is a continuation from the Le Labo fragrance of the same name that is now my signature smell. You can’t go wrong buying someone a gorgeous Fornasetti, and I urge you all to buy yourself, if not someone else, the Cire Trudon Cyrnos candle – the citrus smell is something else!





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