What’s On Your Christmas Wish List? Blogger Edition

What’s On Your Christmas Wish List? Blogger Edition

It’s always interesting to see what’s on other people’s Christmas wish-lists so we thought, who better to ask than our favourite beauty bloggers! With lots of beauty and fragrance treats to choose from, it’s always nice to get an idea of what we can be buying for ourselves and loved ones this festive season. So we asked our top beauty bloggers a few Christmas themed questions!

Sarah Berryman from I Am Fabulicious dreams of being of being snugly and cosy this winter!

What’s on your Christmas wish list this year?

I’m a bit late to this craze, but I’ve decided that as I’m heavily pregnant, I want to be snugly, cosy and comfy this winter, so I’ve asked for a warm, fluffy onesie! I’d also rather like to be pampered with some sweet, yummy bubble baths and oils too! To be honest, a little Mulberry Bag shaped present under the Christmas tree wouldn’t go a miss too!

If you could receive one fragrance for Christmas, what would it be?

Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb- It’s such a delicious fragrance, perfect for day or night and it lasts all day!

What’s one beauty product you’d like to receive this Christmas?

I really want to try the award winning Clarins Double Serum- With a baby on the way I’m fairly sure I’m going to need to step up my anti ageing regime pretty quickly, and this one sounds like a fab all rounder!

What’s your favourite A/W beauty look?

I’m a big fan of a simple, flawless face and statement lips in winter. Nothing says snow white like a clean complexion, slick of mascara and a bold, red lip. Bright red’s are great but I’m really into deep, burgundies and berry red’s this A/W.

What fragrance would you recommend for.. ‘Boyfriends/Husbands’?

I love my husband’s signature fragrance, Hugs Boss, with its heart of geranium, cinnamon and cloves, rounded off with a smooth base of sandalwood, vetiver, cedarwood and olivewood. It’s such a masculine and distinctive fragrance without being over powering or in your face. It lasts ages and smells even better when its spent some time warming onto his skin.

Katie from Sugar Fix Beauty dreams of a serious amount of beauty products this Christmas.

What’s on your Christmas wish list this year?

A serious amount of beauty products! I always love receiving new gift sets especially when it’s my favourite perfume. Plus the pretty boxes can be reused to store things!

If you could receive one fragrance for Christmas, what would it be?

It would be a toss up between my a time favourite scent, Thierry Mugler Alien or an Agent Provocateur scent as I’ve always found them to be really beautiful fragrances but I’ve never owned one. Don’t ask me to pick my favourite though!


What’s one beauty product you’d like to receive this Christmas?

That’s a hard one, there’s so many things I have my eye on! Probably a really lovely skincare or body set with a little of everything.

What’s your favourite A/W beauty look?

I love a soft smokey eye with bold brows and berry lips. I think it’s really striking and swapping bronzer for contour is a must.

What fragrance would you recommend for.. ‘Girlfriends’?

Definitely something flirty in a pretty bottle – the type you’d proudly show on your dressing table. Perhaps a lovely fresh, floral scent that works all year round.

Sarah Barton from Friday Is Forever is dreaming of Pandora earrings this Christmas.

What’s on your Christmas wish list this year?

A Laura Mercier vanilla scented body soufflǸ, lots of make up, Pandora earrings and another stacking ring to add to my collection, and Vera Wangs Lovestruck perfume.

If you could receive one fragrance for Christmas, what would it be?

Vera Wangs Lovestruck. There are plenty of perfumes I constantly have my eye on, but after missing this one whilst it was on offer I’m yearning for it. It smells fresh, and the bottle is just divine.


What’s one beauty product you’d like to receive this Christmas?

Nars Guy Boudin lip pencil collection – I’m not even sure it’s available in the UK.

What’s your favourite A/W beauty look?

Dark lips, though I’ve loved it since I dyed my hair dark last winter. Dark lips, with some dark contouring around the eyes, perfection!

What fragrance would you recommend for.. ‘Mums’?

I’ve actually been really tempted to treat my mum to the new Giorgio Armani ‘Si’ perfume. It’s expensive, but it’s okay to treat your mum right? It smells mature but also modern, something I think suits my mum nicely!


Walking In A Fragrance Wonderland Competition

Walking In A Fragrance Wonderland Competition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year so we thought, what better time than to host a little Christmas competition. To help you get in the festive spirit (if you aren’t in it already!) we want to give you the chance to win a a Calvin Klein Downtown 50ml gift set which contains a 50ml bottle of the Eau de Toilette and a 100ml body lotion.

Downtown is the newest fragrance from Calvin Klein and is a lovely, feminine scent which can be worn every day. Downtown contains notes of Italian cedrat, bergamot, Tunisian neroil, green pear and watery plum. It’s a really sweet scent that is perfect for the ultimate girly girl.

Now for the important part! All you need to do to enter is tell us what your favourite Christmas film is! It can be your favourite film from childhood, it can be old or current, it can be any film you want it to be! The more creative answers the better! Below is an example of Sophie, our merchandiser’s favourite Christmas film, to help give you an idea!

“My favourite Christmas film is The Grinch. I love his cheeky personality and I can’t help but feel sorry for him when everyone in Whoville writes him off as the bad guy! Did I also mention how hilarious he is? My favourite part of the film is when he’s sliding down the mountain on his sleigh with his adorable dog, Max, in tow!”

We can’t wait to read all your entries and see what your favourite Christmas films are!

The Calvin Klein Downtown Competition has now ended. Congratulations to Lesley Rawlinson who is the winner of the competition! Thank you to everyone who entered!

What’s Hot Now? – Gold!

What’s Hot Now? – Gold!

Around Christmas time, gold has always had its own ‘moment’. Christmas inspired make-up collections can’t wait to showcase their limited edition gold shades and make-up tutorials are brimming with lots of ideas on how to create the perfect gold look. So what is it about gold that makes it such a versatile shade for the festive season?

Traditionally, gold represents opulence and wealth, which is definitely something we want to mirror in our Christmas make-up look. Although you may think gold is a little clichǸ around this time of year, it really makes your look stand out, especially against the doom and gloom of winter. Gold is also a universal shade which works well with a range of skin and eye tones, making it a multi-functional beauty product.

Gold is a great shade that can be worked into lots of different types of make-up: eye shadow, lipgloss, bronzer, nail polish and now you can even incorporate it into your every day fragrance. Instantly making you feel glamorous and party ready, gold is going to become your new best friend in the lead up to Christmas.


Smoke It Up

Eye shadow is the most common way of working gold into your make-up look. It is completely acceptable over the holiday season to glitz and glam up your eyes with that extra sparkle. Rimmel Glam Eyes HD Quad Eye Shadow in the shade ‘Heart of Gold’ is a little compact with a lot of variety. Included in this eye shadow quad is four different shades of gold and amber that you can work across your eyes individually or collectively to create the bronzed goddess look. We recommend using a regular eye shadow brush to sweep the light gold shade all the way across the lid, stopping just below the brow bone. Then taking a blending brush, add the dark amber shade to the crease and work the colour outwards to create a smokey effect with a gold twist.

Bronze Is The New Gold

Whoever said bronzers were a thing of the summer got it wrong. The great thing about bronzers this season is that the majority of bronzing products contain gold flakes within their formula, so that when they’re blended across the skin, a natural yet effective sheen is created with the ease of one stroke. Rimmel’s Sunshimmer Shimmering Bronzer contains three different bronzing shades, designed to suit a range of skin tones. Use a large bronzing brush to effectively pick up the bronzing product. Before applying the bronzer, take the majority of it off on the back of your hand ‘ this means that when you apply the product, there won’t be that risk of applying too much product. After all, it’s a lot easier to build the product up gradually than have to take it off and start all over again. Focus on contouring your face under the cheek bones, the temples, down the nose and along the neck to blend the look in evenly.


‘Nails take any old outfit and make it new’

When the temperature drops below freezing, it is so comforting to know that we can jump into our favourite all-black-outfit because, let’s admit it, it’s quick, easy and accommodating. With that in mind, a great way to add a touch of Christmas to your outfit is with your nails. Revlon’s Top Speed Nail Colour in the shade ‘Golden’ is a pretty shade of gold which is great for helping you to get into the Christmas spirit. Apply two coats of this product to really get that pop of golden colour.

Shine Bright Like A Diamond

Lip gloss ‘ the ultimate make-up tool over the Christmas season. Glistening lips have never been more on trend and they’re a great way to attract attention to your lips. Gold isn’t just restricted to eye shadows and bronzers; it works well on your lips as well. Astor Shine Delux Jewels Lip Gloss in the shade ‘Golden Amber’ is a muted shade of gold which will add a nice glimmer to the lips, helping to create a glossy, sleek effect that still has that ‘Christmassy’ element.

Spray a Little Gold

So Paco Rabanne Lady Million may not contain real gold but its striking, gold packaging is a winner in our books. If you want to incorporate a rich element to your fragrance collection, then the Paco Rabanne Lady Million Gift Set is more than worthy. One of our best selling fragrances, Lady Million, features notes of raspberry, orange flower and jasmine, making it a wearable daytime scent that is ideal for any age group.

Are you incorporating gold into your Winter make-up routine? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

The Girlfriend Gift Guide

The Girlfriend Gift Guide

If like many of the male population, you’ve left your girlfriend’s Christmas present until the last minute, then our Girlfriend Gift Guide may just be your knight in shining armor. We’ve put together a list of products that we think would be perfect for your girlfriend this Christmas.

Touch of pink

Lacoste Touch of Pink Gift Set

This Lacoste Touch of Pink Gift Set is ideal for the ultimate girly girl. This lovely gift set is really feminine and would be a welcome gift for any girlfriend. Inside this pink gift set is a 30ml bottle of the Touch of Pink Eau de Toilette and a 100ml lightly scented body lotion. Lacoste Touch of Pink is a sweet smell which celebrates notes of orange, peach and vanilla, making it a great every day fragrance.


J.Lo Deseo Eau de Parfum Spray

If you still want to get your girlfriend a fragrance this Christmas but you’d rather save your money for a bigger present, then J.Lo Deseo is great if you want a more affordable scent. Created by Jennifer Lopez, Deseo is a refreshing fragrance which was inspired by J.Lo’s Italian garden. It features notes of orange blossom, amber and sandalwood and is a great day to nighttime scent. Did we also mention that the bottle is very striking? Diamond shaped and glistening, this would make a great addition to her collection.

elle shocking

YSL Elle Shocking Eau de Toilette

A sophisticated and stylish fragrance, YSL Elle is quintessentially feminine. Elle is a glamorous and luxurious scent which features raspberry, jasmine and freesia, this is a perfume that is perfect for any YSL fan. The bottle design mirrors how rich and opulent Elle is makes it a gorgeous fragrance for any woman, on any occasion.

diamonds rose

Emporio Armani Diamonds Rose Eau de Toilette

An update from Emporio Armani Diamonds, Diamonds Rose shows the lighter side of the romantic rose flower. Created with delicate pink rose petals in mind, Diamonds Rose is a memorable fragrance which will earn you major boyfriend points if you present your girlfriend with this on Christmas morning. Not only is the bottle effortlessly sweet, the fragrance is as well, which makes it an all rounder daytime fragrance.

Heathcote and Ivory

Heathcote and Ivory Sweetpea and Honeysuckle Nourishing Treat

Even after Christmas is over, there will still be months worth of horribly cold nights when all your girlfriend will want to do is slide into a warm bath. This Heathcote and Ivory gift set contains a 250ml sweetpea and honeysuckle bath cream which will make the perfect treat for her bath time routine. A 100ml handcream is also included in this adorable set which is great for nourishing and protecting the hands from the harsh winter weather.

What are you thinking of getting your other half this Christmas? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Mum’s The Word

Mum’s The Word

Your mum ‘ There’s no one you can compare her to. Irreplaceable, caring, generous and okay, she may irritate you sometimes but, she’s always been there. There’s no better feeling than letting people know how you much care and so, we’ve put together a list of products that we think your mum will love this Christmas.

Thierry Mugler Angel

Thierry Mugler Angel Gift Set

Your mum may refer to you as her ‘angel’ a lot of the time, but now it’s time to make her feel like one with this gorgeous Thierry Mugler Angel Gift Set. Angel is Thierry Mugler’s classic scent and your mum can enjoy it as part of this adorable gift set, which is shaped in the style of a powder puff. Included in the gift set is a 40ml bottle and a 3ml bottle of the Angel fragrance which means your mum can enjoy a full bottle and then take the mini fragrance with her during the day. Another great thing about this gift set is that it can be used again even after the products are finished so it’s great for storing all those beauty essentials.

Ralph Lauren Romance

Ralph Lauren Romance Gift Set

This Ralph Lauren Romance Gift Set is so lovely. Like its name suggests, it’s very feminine and romantic and was designed to represent capturing those little intimate moments of happiness. Ralph Lauren Romance is a very floral fragrance that your mum won’t find too heavy to wear during the day. The gift set contains a 30ml bottle of the Eau de Parfum and a 100ml body lotion, which is really enriching and sinks into the skin, leaving a slight trace of the Romance fragrance. This is a really pretty set that your mum would be happy to add to her fragrance collection.

Daisy Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Daisy

Marc Jacobs is one of our best selling fragrances and it’s such a staple scent that your mum will love. Daisy is a really iconic scent that is fresh and very addictive. It’s reminiscent of those warm, summer days that we all love and it will quickly become your mum’s go to fragrance for any occasion. The bottle will be a lovely gift to open on Christmas morning; the design perfectly sums up the name of the fragrance and is adorned with big daisies which makes the bottle really stand out.

Nino Cerruti 1881

Nino Cerruti 1881

Nino Cerruti 1881 is a classic fragrance which is inspired by a signature flower. The reason why your mum will like this scent is that it’s timeless. It’s one that will quickly become her signature fragrance. Nino Cerruti 1881 contains amber, musk, vanilla and lots more enticing notes. The design is minimal yet stylish and would make a great present this Christmas.

Heathcote and Ivory

Heathcote and Ivory Beau Jardin Hand Cream Collection

How adorable is this hand cream collection from Heathcote and Ivory? Moisturising your hands is important and your mum will really appreciate this little set which contains 3 different hand creams ‘ Rose and geranium, Citrus grove and Lavender and Jasmine, so she can switch up her scents on a daily basis. These handy creams can also be used on the nail cuticle to strengthen and perfect them.

What are you buying for your mum this Christmas? Let us know by leaving a comment below.