Saturday, 3 December 2016

Beauty Lover's Gift Guide

If you're struggling to find presents for someone who loves all things beauty, don't worry because I've compiled a selection of gifts that would be perfect and will fit all price ranges.
Firstly, the Zoella Gingerbread Bath Fizz set, is perfect for those who love a relaxing bath and pamper. With the scent of gingerbread, these bath bombs are perfect for the festive season! Also, they are incredibly affordable being £9 from Superdrug.

Also, for any makeup junkies, the Violet Voss Laura Lee Palette is perfect. With a combination of matte and shimmer shades, almost any eye shadow look can be created. Being such a great quality, the price is obviously higher but, is definitely worth the price. You can purchase this palette from Beauty Bay for £40.
Another affordable gift which would be perfect as a stocking filler, is this Tanya Burr Mrs Claus Manicure. Including a nail file and gorgeous polish, you can buy this for £5 at Superdrug.
I personally love this book, it includes multiple makeup tutorials and more that would be incredibly helpful for someone just starting out with makeup or who watches the authors Pixi Woo on YouTube. When I purchased this book from Asda, it came with a real techniques brush included in the £10 price.
Finally, this is my favourite from the gift guide. From the MAC holiday collection, this set includes three eye shadow pigments and one glitter, all with great pigment. These eye shadows can easily be worn with any makeup look and these are available to purchase from MAC for a reasonable price of £26.

I hope you found this gift guide helpful and that you are enjoying my Beyond Christmas series. Thank you for reading and Merry Christmas!

Friday, 2 December 2016

Favourite Festive Candles

Throughout the colder and Christmas period, I love lighting numerous candles around the house. It not only makes the entire house smell like Christmas but it also makes me feel more relaxed. These are my most loved candles that are burning almost all the time.

Firstly, the Tuscany Candle in the Gingerbread House fragrance smells amazing. Like its name, the candle has a gingerbread scent which reminds of Christmas. Usually, I light this candle in my kitchen because it isn't to heavily scented and makes the room smell as though you've just been baking. I purchased this candle from Clintons.

Next, one of my favourite Christmas candles for a few years now has been Yankee Candle's Snow in Love. It has a creamy and fresh scent, so this is perfect if you aren't a fan of sweet smelling candles. I personally think that this candle can be lit anywhere in the house as it's comforting scent isn't too strong or heavy. This can be bought from Yankee Candle.

One of my favourite bloggers and YouTubers, Zoella, recently brought out a range of candles and room diffusers. This is the second gingerbread scented candle in my favourites and the reason why I love it is because its spicy and warm scent makes my house smell just like Christmas. It has a heavier scent than the Tuscany Candle and so I tend to only light it at night time and in either my bedroom or living room. However, I would definitely recommend using a jar topper (these can be purchased from Yankee Candle) as this candle otherwise can burn rather quickly and the wax can be wasted on the side of the jar. This candle can be bought from Superdrug for only £10.
For years now, I have loved Yankee Candle's Fireside Treats candle. It has a marshmallow and slightly woody scent which is warming and comforting and isn't too heavy or overpowering. You can buy this from the Yankee Candle store.

A new favourite of mine is the Festive Spice Candle from Next. Its fragrance is the classic Christmas spicy scent and I like to burn this in my living room as it is a homely scent that again isn't too overpowering. This candle is also huge and in my opinion it burns really well and steadily, without wax being wasted on the side of the jar.

Lastly, I have been loving the Marks and Spencer Frankincense and Myrrh Mercury Candle. Its scent is warm and slightly spicy and sweet which is unlike any other candle I own. Although I have burned it completely, I will definitely be repurchasing it during the Christmas season. I also bought the potpourri with the same scent which is currently in my room making it the whole room smell festive.

Thank you for reading and stay tuned for a different blog post each day of advent in my Beyond Christmas series.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Autumn and Winter Lush Haul 2016

Before I begin discussing the things I have purchased from Lush, I wanted to tell you that I will be doing a series called Beyond Christmas. I will be posting each day of advent including a range of posts both festive, beauty and lifestyle related.

Each year I look forward to Lush releasing their Autumn and Winter ranges as they consist of some of my all time favourite bath products! So, in tradition I had to make a trip to my local Lush shop to purchase their products.
Bath Bombs:
Monster Ball - This fresh citrus scented fizzer, contains cocoa butter which leaves your skin moisturised and nourished.
Pumpkin - A new addition to Lush's Halloween collection. With a warm and spices scent, this is perfect to make you feel cosy in the cold months.
Northern Lights - Although this jasmine scent is not my favourite, this bath bomb turns your water colours of blue, yellow and purple just like the 'Northern Lights!'
Shoot for the Stars - This sweet honey-scented bomb, contains cocoa butter and coconut cream that leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and conditioned. With sparkling stars and bright blue colours, your bath will lift your mood completely!
So White - One of my all time bath bomb favourites! The freshly Apple-scented bath fizzer now has a green leaf that will add an exciting glint of Christmas to your bath time.
Father Christmas - With the same candy floss scent as the Snow Fairy shower gel, this fizzer has a green surprise centre that makes your whole bath glow!
Mistletoe - A floral and slightly musky scented bath bomb that is new to Lush's Christmas range.
Bubble Bars:
Sparkly Pumpkin - My favourite bubble bar for the colder months! A citrus scent with a hint of spice, this bar leaves your skin soft and glowing. If you aren't a fan of glitter then I would steer away from this one.
The Christmas Penguin - This cute little bar will make you feel uplifted and fresh with its citrus scent.
Candy Mountain - A candy floss scented bar that creates mounds of skin softening bubbles that will send you into a relaxing bliss!
Snowie - New to Lush's Christmas line, Snowie has a floral scent that uplifts and refreshes.
Bath Melts:
Boo - A new one to Lush this year. with a ginger scent, this melt is perfect to make you feel cosy in the cold nights. Containing cocoa butter, this will leave your skin silky smooth and conditioned.
Snow Angel - Another glittery one, so avoid this if you don't want your bath to be left looking like a disco ball! Rich with cocoa butter p, this almond smelling melt is perfect to help you feel relaxed.

I hope you are enjoying Beyond Christmas, make sure to comment below your favourite Lush products for this time of year!