One final mini tribute to Christmas, my latest Instagram feature is filled with Christmas trees, cute decor and LOTS of new make up purchases. I was very kindly gifted with some beautiful palettes for Christmas. Also, can we just take a moment to appreciate the absolutely beautiful Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay and the Tartelette in Bloom palettes. The UD monochrome packaging is unbelievable and the vibrant Tarte palette is fabulous. (I’m such a sucker for details), the shades are pretty spectacular. I’m getting those good old January blues, (I’m sure I’m not the only one!) I miss all of the sparkle. Although I’m very excited to start 2016 feeling fresh and ready for a new year (as cliché as that sounds). Read More
My yearly recap of all things fashion, beauty, achievements and lifestyle is upon us yet again. Hard to believe how fast 2015 has went by. I’ve had many ups and downs but looking back it has been a pretty good year for the blog. Without rambling on too much lets just jump right into my favourite moments and celebrate the beginning of 2016. Grab a cuppa or a glass of wine if you’re feeling bubbly and settle down as it’s a lengthy but enjoyable post. Read More
Most people spend December going mad with some last minute Christmas shopping, finishing up with work and prepping for the big day. However I like to think I’ve been busy enough to deserve a mini city break (the absolute cheek) during the mist of it all. From 18th-21st December I spent four glorious days in Germany’s capital, Berlin. It was a joint Christmas present that my man friend and I decided to plan. Read More
Apologies I haven’t been blogging much, this month have been crazy busy and you all know that I was in Berlin for a few days last week (more on that soon). Anywho, today I wanted to share a quick post featuring a few of my favourite Christmas films. Some are relatively new, others an old tradition (enter Die Hard) and of course, the classics. A random collection of films that I’ve grown up watching since I was a young girl. I would love to hear some of your favourites whether they’re new features, films your children love or ones that remind you of your childhood. Read More
PJ’s, bath products and perfume are always my most favourite things to buy. If I’m gifted with them for Christmas I get so excited and always look forward to having a pamper day. I was very kindly sent this Alien by Thierry Mugler luxury gift set and it immediately reminded me so much of a story book (hence the title). It is every inch luxurious and such a great gift for that special someone during the festive season.
For those of you who are new to the Thierry Mugler series and in particular Alien, the perfume comes alive in a faceted bottle (60ml) inspired by an amethyst and reminiscent of a precious jewel. The bottle is refillable and that’s what I find most attractive to it, a smart money saving tip. One thing I will say is that Alien has a strong scent to it. If you prefer light and sweet fragrances, then I wouldn’t suggest this perfume for you. The main ingredients used are Amber and Wood. Other floral notes include Sambac Jasmine, Cashmeran Wood and White Amber.
Also included in the set is a radiant shower gel and lotion (both 100ml). I always enjoy getting these as they are great for when I’m travelling. Without sounding too fussy, I prefer using my own shower gel and lotion when I’m staying overnight. Sometimes hotel products can dry out and irritate my skin. Plus the 100ml is the correct allowance for boarding planes. I’ve previously worn the summer edition of Alien so I can’t wait to indulge in the original scent and these beautiful lotions, a gorgeous treat just in time for Christmas!
I hope this post helps some of you when it comes to gift ideas. If your friend, family member or girlfriend is a perfume fanatic like myself, then I would definitely suggest treating them to this luxurious set.