Joules & Lush ~ Chester Shopping Trip!

Joules Over sized Scarf  French Navy Check  £29.95 ~ I love this scarf! Iv been on the hunt for an over sized scarf for month now, but they all had the same problem the material was to rough and scratchy. This scarf is so soft, as it’s so big you can wear it in so many different way’s!

LUSH Lip Scrub, Bubblegum ~ With winter coming around fast my lips have started to feel it, Iv heard some good reviews on the proudest so i thought i would try it for my self!

Iv been applying this lip scrub every other day, it’s smoothed out my lips and removes the dead skin. It also tastes great!!

Tip ~ this is a must for any lipstick lover!

LUSH shower cream, The comforter ~ I have used the used the comforter bubble bar before and have to be honest hated the scent! This shower cream smells more strongly of blackcurrant, this product is perfect to use after a long stressful day.

What are yor favoute LUSH products?

Sophie Xx

Mini Beauty Gift Guide

 

 

Hi everyone, as Black Friday is now officially over, the Christmas shopping season has offically arrived. So, I thought it was perfect timing for a mini beauty gift guide. All the gift sets I have featured are no more than £30!

*FAVOURITE* Too Faced French Kisses Melted (Liquified lipstick set) – £18 – Online at TooFaced.com

  • Four clutch sized Melted lipsticks including 2 new Melted Metal Shades.

I have loved all of Toofaced’s makeup, everything I have tried has been perfect for my skin type, it’s not that budget friendly but all of their products are well worth the money and long-wearing.


 

*FAVOURITE* Beauty Blogger Darlings – Darlings makeup collection – £15.00 – online at Toofaced.com

  • Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Deluxe Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer
  • Deluxe Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
  • Deluxe Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer

 

*FAVOURITE* Melted Kisses & Sweet Cheeks  – Limited Edition Collection – £26.oo – online at Toofaced.com 

 

 

  • 3 Melted Lipstick shades and 3 blush shades

This has to be my favourite gift set! It’s perfect for the girl who wants to add a bit more colour to her everyday routine or the girl who has everything! This is definitely one I would love to receive!


 

Benefit Debenhams Exclusive Party Like a Rockstar Christmas gift set – Was £29.50 NOW £26.55

  • The POREfessional mini 7.5ml
  • They’re real! mascara mini
  • Hoola bronzing powder with brush
  • Roller lash mini
  • Longwear powder shadow in call my buff, gilt-y pleasure, kiss me, I’m tipsy, thanks a latte
  • Double-ended sponge applicator

Most of the products in this gift set are minis but this is perfect for someone wanting to try a different brand! Out of this set, I have tried the POREfssional, I received a free sample of this a while ago and I have to say, I really love it!


 

No7 Eye Care Collection – Boots – £20.00 (3 for 2 Mix & Match)

  • 1 x No7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make Up Remover 30 ml
  • 1 x No7 Beautiful Skin Overnight Revitalising Eye Balm 15 ml
  • 1 x No7 Lash Impact Mascara Black 7 ml
  • 1 x No7 Amazing Eyes Pencil Black 1.2g
  • 1 x No7 Eyelash Curlers

I know a lot of people who love No7, this set really is worth the money.


 

Soap & Glory Once upon a lime – Boots – £10.00 (3 for 2 Mix & Match)

  • SOAP & GLORY SUGAR CRUSH ~ Body Wash
  • SOAP & GLORY SUGAR CRUSH ~ Body Scrub
  • SOAP & GLORY SUGAR CRUSH ~ Body Buttercream
  • SOAP & GLORY SUGAR CRUSH ~Hand Cream
  • BONUS BODY POLISHER

I love Soap & Glory products, I have really sensitive skin and I found it really hard to find a product that didn’t react badly to my skin but Soap & Glory always leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth!


 

 

These are only a small handful of gift sets that are out there so just look around, Boots really is one of the best stores if you have a lot of family and friends to buy for as all of their Christmas stock is 3 for 2 mix and match!!

Quick Tip

If you’re buying for a lot of family or friends then buy a few gift sets and split them up to create little goodie bags. All you will need are ribbons, tags and little festive bags!

I really hope this post has helped you and given you a little idea about what’s in the stores and online this Christmas. Do you have any gift ideas? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below or send me an email through my contact form!

Sophie  Xx

 

 

Christmas all wrapped up

Now we only have 37 days to go till Christmas day, yes I am counting! I wanted to share some of my own ideas to help you with buying and wrapping the perfect gift. I love Christmas, it’s the best time of the year, but it’s also the time of year that can worry a lot of people because of one thing “money”. Christmas to me isn’t about the presents, it’s about family so if you’re on a tight budget don’t feel bad, one small gift can mean more than loads of presents!


When you don’t no what to buy.

Hampers ~ I love making hampers up for people when I can’t make my mind up on what to buy, you can can fill them with anything from beauty products, spa/relaxation or even food & drink. Hampers can work out expensive so always have a price limit! Here’s my beauty hamper ideas to keep the price low but still have the wow factor!

When I make beauty hampers I buy most of the products from TKMAXX you can buy O.P.I, Nails ink and Butter London for half the original price! They also stock some American brands that you can’t get here in the UK; this cuts the cost down by a lot!

If you are buying for a person who loves baths then LUSH is perfect! I buy a few separate bath bombs, soups and bubble bars to fill the hamper out! Candles are another perfect gift for relaxation try TKMAXX and their sister store Homesense, you can get candles for less than £5! Or try local independent stores like HOBO soy candles where prices start from around £8.50.


Top Tip! ~ Before I go christmas shopping I will always have a list with me, it will have everything I’m getting for everyone and the things I need such as wrapping paper, tags and bows. And once I’ve brought something I will write the price next to it so I can keep track of how much I’m spending.


Wrapping
Gift wrapping is usually always an after thought but to me a perfectly wrapped gift is just as memorable as the gift inside. If we have spent our money on whats inside, shouldn’t it be wrapped in a special way? But it doesn’t have to cost a lot, here are my tips and tricks for wrapping the perfect gift!
Wrapping paper ~ I will always spend a little bit more on wrapping paper, some cheap brands can rip from being so thin! Always look for a thicker paper.
Bows and all the trimmings ~ Bows, tags and ribbons can cost a lot so why not use string or Washi tape? Some stores sell bows and ribbons in big packs they’re a good way to save money!
Gift boxes ~ This is a perfect idea for hampers, use old subscription boxes and wrap them in festive paper then use tissue paper inside or buy a memory box. A memory box is a little more expensive but you know they can keep it forever.

Sophie Xx