Tuesday 21 December 2021

Christmas Gift Ideas From Stila

Christmas Gifting From Stila
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Theres only a few more days to get your last minute Christmas gifts, and today is the last of my gift ideas posts. 

Today's Christmas gift ideas post contains products from Stila, Stila is a brand I have loved for many years and one I feel isn't spoken about enough in the blogging world. The products I have tried from Stila have always been lovely and I haven't tried anything I haven't liked so far, so I was really pleased to be asked to include some products from the Stila Christmas Collection for 2021 in my Christmas gift guides this year.  

Holiday Bounty Stay All Day Eye & Brow Set - £42.00

Stila Holiday Collection

Stila’s Eye and brow set includes full-sizes of the Stay All Day staples:

• Stay All Day Mascara

• Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black

• Stay All Day Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray

• Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour in Medium

All of your eye and brow makeup must-haves in one set

Offered in a reusable, trendy cosmetic bag

Stila Holiday Collection

Stila Holiday Collection

Stila Christmas 2021

This is such a lovely gift set, I love that the bag is reusable which is always handy, I think it's great for using as a makeup bag, it fits a good amount in it and has separate compartments too, it's a great little bag. All the eye and brow products inside the bag are hero products from Stila and all have fantastic reviews, I am going to be reviewing each product separately on my blog, so if you're interested in my thoughts on them, keep an eye out for those posts. 

If you want to purchase the Stay All Day Eye & Brow Kit, you can find it on the Stila website HERE for £42.00 or on the Feel Unique website HERE for £36.75 or on the Beauty Bay website HERE for £31.50 and considering the set is worth £69.00 all are a good price.

Treasure Island All In One Putty Trio - £38.00

Stila Christmas 2021

Get ready for a luxuriously-smooth cheek trio. The famous bouncy cheek palette is back, this time featuring a perfectly-paired, universally flattering bronzer, highlighter and blush. Adds a sun-kissed warmth and a skin brightening flush for a radiant look. 

Infused with natural macadamia oil to keep skin feeling soft and moisturised, while unique ingredients and texture for seamless blendability and to help keep unwanted shine under control.

This sleek compact is perfect for on-the-go touch ups​.

Stila Christmas 2021

Stila Christmas 2021

What a beautiful palette, all three products are absolutely stunning, and look beautiful on the skin. The shades in the palette are:

• Bronzer - Bronzer #1 

• Highlight - Kitten 

• Blush - Peony

All are lovely shades, the bronzer and highlight can also be used on the eyes and look stunning, it really is a lovely palette.

If you would like to purchase the palette, you can find it on the Stila website HERE for £38.00 or on the Debenhams website HERE for £32.80 and the best price I could find was the Very website HERE for £26.00.

National Treasure Convertible Lip & Cheek Cream Quad #1- £28.00

Stila Christmas 2021

Stila Christmas 2021

Convertible Color, is a cult classic, and is now available as a quad. Two in one lipstick and blush loaded with creamy translucent colour. Four curated shades in a petal soft texture and dewy finish. Each palette features three iconic shades and a new, custom blended shade exclusive to this palette.

Stila Christmas 2021

Stila Christmas 2021

I love using a cream blush and the convertible lip and cheek products from Stila are lovely, I have tried a couple in the past and loved them and the quads are stunning, I have the #1 quad which contains the colours:

• Lilium
• Petunia
• Gerbera
• Patina
Petunia is one of my favourite cream blush shades so I was pleased to see it included in quad #1, the shades in quad #2 are brighter but equally as lovely. The convertible colour blend beautifully into the skin when used as blush and are a lovely lip colour too, and to have a quad is perfect, it means you have a choice of 4 gorgeous shades but without taking up lots of room in your makeup bag. I will be writing a separate post on the quad #1 coming soon which will include swatches of all 4 shades, so keep an eye out for that. 

If you would like to purchase the Quad #1, you can find it on the Stila website HERE for £28.00 or on the Very website HERE for £19.99.

Overall Thoughts

I think all the products from this years Stila Christmas collection are stunning, they are all great value for money too and come in beautiful packaging, out of all the beauty brands Christmas collections, I think Stila have definitely come out on top with their packaging and prices too, I couldn't choose a favourite, I love all the items and will use every single thing, well apart from the liquid liner pen, my daughter has her eye on that!                                                                                                                           

Beautiful products, great value and ideal gifts if you have any last minute shopping to do, or if you want to treat yourself, and let's face it, we all deserve a treat now and then don't we? 

Go on, treat yourself.....

Have you tried any of these products? Or any Stila products? Which is your favourite Stila product?




Monday 20 December 2021

The All About You Limited Edition Skincare Box From Face The Future - A Must Have Gift For Any Skincare Lover


All About You Limited Edition Skincare Box From Face The Future
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Todays Christmas gift idea is a more expensive gift idea than the others I have shared, but despite it being more expensive, it is also really good value for money. The gift idea I have to share with you today is a beauty box from Face The Future, the box contains some amazing skincare products and is a must for all skincare lovers, like myself. 

The All About You Limited Edition Skincare Box - £129.99

All About You Limited Edition Skincare Box

All About You Limited Edition Skincare Box

Worth over £400, Face The Future’s first limited-edition skincare box includes an edit of 9 full size products for the ultimate self-care routine that puts you first. Curated to give you indulgent moments of calm and super flawless skin, treat yourself to this curated box of skin smoothers and soul soothers – all with a combined saving of 68%! This self-care edit also makes a super thoughtful gift if you’re looking to encourage a loved one to take more time out for themselves for a true pamper.

Edited by our skin experts, this limited-edition skincare box includes 9 full size products from OSKIA, Avant Skincare, Mesoestetic, Votary, Weleda, Unlike, Proto-col, Image Skincare, and Ultrasun.

The All About You Skincare Box contains:

  • OSKIA Super 16 Pro-Collagen Serum, 30ml (RRP £92): Combats advanced signs of ageing with their iconic MSM complex.
  • Avant Skincare Supreme Hyaluronic Acid Anti-Oxidising Duo Moisturiser, 50ml (RRP £100): Restore a natural glow with Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil and Avocado Oil.
  • Mesoestetic Pollution Defense Ampoules, 10 x 2ml (RRP £60.00): Long-lasting hydration with Niacinamide & Cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid.
  • Votary Rose Geranium Cleansing Oil, 100ml (RRP £45): Made with nourishing, 100% natural Apricot and Jojoba pure plant oils.
  • Weleda Firming Pomegranate Eye Cream, 10ml (RRP £30.50): Organically-grown pomegranate & golden millet aids cell regeneration.
  • Unlike Daily Cream, 30ml (RRP £34.99): Contains natural antioxidants and vitamins to calm your senses.
  • Proto-col Pure Collagen Capsules, 2500mg (120) (RRP £34.95): Clinically proven to help improve skin elasticity as well as reduce wrinkles.
  • Image Skincare Hydrogel Mask (RRP £9.99): A potent blend of botanicals, peptides and antioxidants to rejuvenate skin.
  • Ultrasun Lip Protection SPF30, 4.8g (RRP £8): Formulated with Shea Butter, Argan Oil and Vitamin E to nourish lips.

All About You Limited Edition Skincare Box

All About You Limited Edition Skincare Box

I was absolutely blown away when I saw the contents of the skincare box, and when I read the enclosed card showing what products are inside the box, and how much each product retails at, I was seriously impressed. Beauty boxes I have had in the past have mostly (not all) included one full size product and then a couple of travel sized products, plus lots of samples that can only be used once. The All About You box is packed with full size products from great brands. 

The contents of the box add up to £415.43 so the price of £129.99 is fantastic, and there are products in the box that I have wanted to try for a while such as the Votary cleansing oil, Oskia serum and Weleda eye cream, so I was really pleased to see those inside the box, but all the products sound brilliant and I am looking forward to trying everything out. 

Usually I like to use everything I am sent to feature in my Christmas gift guides so I can let you know my thoughts, but with skincare it's a little harder as I like to use skincare products for a few weeks before I can let you know what I think and if the product performs well and gives the results it claims to. I can't try a skincare product for a couple of weeks and say if it's worked for me or not, so I am going to be writing separate reviews of the products included in the box as and when I have tried them for long enough, so if there is a product or products you would like to see a review of please keep an eye out on my blog. 

Overall Thoughts

I honestly cannot recommend this box enough, the value for money is excellent, and the products inside all look and sound amazing too. If you don't like the sound of everything in the box, but do like some of the products, you could maybe split the cost of the box with someone you know and share the products out between yourselves, then you can both try the products you want to at a more affordable price. 

If you would like to try the All About You limited edition skincare box, you can find it on the Face The Future website HERE for £129.99 (box worth £415.43).

Do you like beauty boxes? And are you a skincare lover? If so, which products would you like to try from the box?


Christmas Gift Ideas From Sanctuary Spa


Christmas Gift Ideas From Sanctuary Spa
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It really isn't Christmas in my house without a gift of a gift set, I love to receive them and use all my new things on Boxing Day, and today I have two absolutely beautiful gift sets to share with you from Sanctuary Spa

This coming week is the last week to do your Christmas shopping and known for being the busiest week for Christmas shopping here in the UK, there are usually some good deals and discounts to be had at this time of year too, and I have some brilliant discounts on these gift sets for you today, so if you still have some gifts to buy or you want to treat yourself, this is the blog post for you, so keep on reading. 

Sanctuary Spa Perfect Pamper Parcel - Was £18.00 now £14.40

Sanctuary Spa Perfect Pamper Parcel

Sanctuary Spa Perfect Pamper Parcel

Give the ultimate gift of relaxation this festive season with the Sanctuary Spa Christmas Perfect Pamper Parcel. Housed in a vibrant and handy case, this collection offers an array of luxurious pampering gifts for the perfect spa-inspired evening. It features must-have essentials such as a luxury bath float and the infamous Sanctuary salt scrub, making it the ideal present for loved ones this Christmas.

Vegan Friendly.

The outer packaging is 100% recyclable made with FSC-certified paperboard.

Plastic-free packaging excluding contents.

Reusable rigid box with removable sleeve.

Set Components:

Body Wash 75ml

This body wash helps to awaken and rejuvenate the skin with an aromatic scent and rich texture. Infused with essential oils, the formula works to cleanse the body while leaving it feeling smooth and pampered.

Luxury Bath Float 75ml

Allow your body to sink into paradise, with the luxurious essence of the bath float. The formula helps generate rich and creamy bubbles that fill the bath and create a relaxing atmosphere. 

Salt Scrub 60g                                                                          

This exfoliating formula helps buff away dead skin cells and leaves the skin feeling polished and pampered. The salt scrub is infused with essential oils to help rejuvenate the skin and has been fragranced with notes of patchouli and sandalwood to create an aromatic experience to awake the senses.

Body Lotion 75ml

This rich body moisturiser provides deep nourishment to leave the skin feeling smooth and replenished

Heel Balm 35ml

Treat your feet to this replenishing moisturiser that helps to nourish the heels. The formula helps to soften and smooth the skin giving the appearance of healthier, glowing feet.

Ultra-Rich Hand Cream 30ml

Take care of your hands with this sumptuous cream that helps promote supple and smooth hands. The rich formula helps to replenish dry skin and offer rejuvenation to tired-looking hands.

Body Puff

This luxurious body puff offers a deep cleanse, creating a thick lather to leave the skin feeling refreshed.

Sanctuary Spa Perfect Pamper Parcel

I love that the box is reusable, the sleeve comes off so the box can be used for anything you like, it's a really pretty box and great for storage. I am going to store my backup skincare items in mine. 

All the products in the pamper parcel are lovely and they smell beautiful. I think the heel balm and body lotion may be my favourites but all the products are really nice, the pamper parcel gift set is a really lovely gift set and one I think anyone would be lucky to receive this Christmas, and I have some discounted prices for you. 

You can find the Perfect Pamper Parcel on the Sanctuary Spa website HERE for £14.40 (was £18.00) and the Look Fantastic website HERE for £13.50 (was £18.00) and also the Argos website HERE for £15.00 (was £18.00) so the Look Fantastic price is the best I could find with a £4.50 saving.

Sanctuary Spa Slumber Box - Was £30.00 now £15.00

Sanctuary Spa Slumber Box

Sanctuary Spa Slumber Box

Created to inspire a moment of relaxation this holiday period, the Sanctuary Spa Christmas Slumber Box provides an indulgent pamper in the comfort of home.

Set Contents: 

Sleep Mist 100ml 
An evening spray formulated with a burst of skin-loving ingredients for a dose of nourishment before bed. Spritzing your pillow will release a medley of botanical aromas to uplift the senses as part of your nighttime ritual.

De-Stress Bath Salts 150g
Perfect for a post-workout soak or after-work pamper, the bath salts are designed to immerse the skin in a soothing blend of ingredients. Infused with a relaxing fragrance, the bath salts encourage a moment of me-time after a long day.

De-Stress Warming Body Balm 75ml
A body balm enriched with a blend of moisturising oils to help replenish skin with hydration. The self-heating formula creates comforting sensations when applied to the skin while offering a fragrant infusion of ginger and rosemary oil.

Sanctuary Spa Slumber Box

Sanctuary Spa Slumber Box

I really struggle to sleep at night and these products have been a joy to use, the sleep mist is lovely and makes not only my pillow but the whole bedroom smell amazing, my partner Simon said it's like going to bed in a spa and he finds it relaxing too. 

I love to use the body balm and then spray my pillow with the sleep mist before bed, I spray my duvet too to be honest, and the bedroom feels and smells really calming and relaxing, these products have really worked with helping me to relax and feel calm whilst in bed, to be honest, they aren't something I would have really looked at before, but now I have been using them, I will definitely repurchase them when I'm running low.

If you would like to buy someone the slumber box this Christmas or if you want to treat yourself (I highly recommend it) then I have found an amazing discount for you. 

You can find the slumber box on the Superdrug website HERE for £15.00 (was £30.00) which is an incredible half price discount, it was originally £30 then £20 and now £15, which is brilliant and a bargain, so much so, I am going to pick one up for myself as a backup. 

Overall Thoughts

I think it's safe to say, I love both these gift sets, I love that the boxes are reusable and so pretty, and the products are all beautiful and smell incredible, the slumber box has been amazing for me in terms of being able to relax more, unfortunately unless a cure for my medical conditions is found, I am never going to be able to fully relax and sleep, but I do feel calmer and more relaxed which is wonderful. 

I think anyone would be happy to receive either of these gift sets this Christmas, and with the cheeky discounts, you'll save some pennies too, whats not to love? Happy shopping! 

Have you tried Sanctuary Spa? Which is your favourite out of the two gift sets? 



Thursday 16 December 2021

Sustainable Gift Ideas From SeaForYourselfco


Sustainable Gift Ideas From Sea For Yourself
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Today I have a gift idea with a difference, it's a cutlery and straw set, but it isn't any cutlery and straw set, it's a sustainable cutlery and straw set. Over the last couple of years in our house, we have been much more mindful of our planet and have made some changes to help protect it. It isn't only our household that's trying to do our bit for the planet either, lots of households are trying too, and if we all tried, even a little bit, it would surely make a difference? 

Who Are Sea For Yourself?

SeaForYourselfco is a UK based, female-owned growing sustainable brand creates handcrafted items out of sustainable bamboo to replace single use plastic. Our eco alternatives are non- toxic, BPA-Free, 100% eco-friendly and biodegradable. Bamboo is a sustainable material that grows quickly in China and other parts of Asia making it perfect for our plastic alternative. We also 20p from every purchase is donated to 100 Tons of Plastic, a charity aiming to remove plastic waste from shores and seas while raising awareness about plastic pollution globally.

SeaForYourselfco Bamboo Cutlery Set with Blossom Tree Cotton Pouch - £7.95




The plastic free alternative perfect, for any food on the go!

~ Sustainable  
~ Biodegradable  
~ Recyclable  
~ Compostable 

This Bamboo cutlery set comes with one fork, one knife, one spoon and one cotton carrying bag with a drawstring closure.

Measurements are approximately 20cm long, full pouch is approximately 23cm (L) x 5.5cm (W) x 4cm (D).

Each cutlery and pouch may vary in pattern, colour, shape and size due to these being natural handmade products.

The Bamboo straw set comes with a straw and wire cleaner in a cotton carrying bag with a drawstring closure.

Measurements are approximately 20cm long, full pouch is approximately 23cm (L) x 5.5cm (W) x 4cm (D).

Sustainable - Bamboo

Bamboo is a sustainable material that grows quickly in China and other parts of Asia making it perfect for a plastic alternative.

Biodegradable and Recyclable Packaging 

All Packaging used is made from Kraft paper packaging which can be recycled at most roadsides or compost at home. 

Compostable Cutlery

SeaForYourselfco cutlery is completely biodegradable, so once at the end of their life simply compost or recycle and be sure that your cutlery won’t be floating around our oceans for decades to come.


The cutlery and straw set is really handy and small enough to take out with you if you need to. I really don't like the paper straws that Costa Coffee use as they go soggy and rendered useless after a while, so the bamboo straw is brilliant for popping into my bag, then if I need it, it's there and I can pop it back in the little bag when I've finished with it, and if the bag gets dirty, I pop it in the washing machine. 

The cutlery set is equally as handy to pop into a bag, my daughter sometimes buys her breakfast or lunch out, and 9 times out of 10 she isn't given a spoon for her granola or a fork for salads etc, so the cutlery set is ideal for her to keep in her bag should she need it. Both the straw and cutlery set wash and dry well, the straw comes with it's own little brush to clean it. 

Overall Thoughts

I am really happy with both the cutlery set and straw, they have both come in really handy in the couple of months I have had them, and I know they will do in the future too. I am glad that as a family we are trying to do our best by making more sustainable and eco friendly choices, and using the cutlery set and straw helps with that too. 

SeaForYourselfco also sell the cutlery set and the straw separately and they also sell bamboo toothbrushes if that is something you'd be interested in, and all at affordable prices. 

If you would like to purchase the cutlery and straw set as a stocking filler or gift for someone this Christmas, you can find it on the SeaForYourselfco website here for £7.95, this is a good deal, as the cutlery set alone is £6.95 meaning the straw comes in at only £1.00, whereas if you purchase the straw separately it is £3.50. 

You can find all the products available on the SeaForYourselfco website here, all products are under £10.00.

Have you changed anything in your life to be more eco friendly and sustainable? 



Wednesday 8 December 2021

Christmas Gift Ideas Featuring Watkins Publishing Every Day Matters And The Astrology Diary 2022

Watkins Publishing Everyday Matters And The Astrology Diary 2022
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I can't believe we are nearing the end of 2021, it still feels like 2019 hasn't ended yet. At this time of year I look for a planner/diary for the coming year, and today I have some lovely ones to share with you that will also make a lovely Christmas gift for someone you love. 

The Every Day Matters 2022 Diary

Every Day Matters Diary

The Every Day Matters diary for 2022 is a beautiful diary created by Jess Sharp offering you a year of inspiration for the mind, body and spirit. The diary comes in a flexi cover pocket style and spiral bound desk version and is beautifully illustrated throughout. 

I will include images from both the pocket and desktop versions of the diary as both are exactly the same. 

Every Day Matters Diary 2022

Every Day Matters Diary 2022

The diary takes on a different theme each month including gratitude, bravery, mindfulness and authenticity, it is a place for you to write down your thoughts and feelings as well as filling in any appointments or special dates you may have. 

Every Day Matters Diary 2022

Every Day Matters Diary 2022

There are lots of lovely things to fill in in the diary, and at the end of each month there are pages to reflect on, there are also the usual bank holiday dates and specific holidays included in the diary and a section for your own notes at the back. I could have taken so many photographs of this diary, there are some stunning illustrations and brilliant sections to fill in, it really is a lovely diary and something I haven't seen before. 

The diary would suit many different ages and would be especially lovely for someone who enjoys practicing mindfulness, gratitude and manifestation techniques, but would also suit anyone, it really is the most lovely diary I have come across and I am so happy I have it and I am going to enjoy filling it in. 

You can find the Every Day Diary 2022 in the Spiral Bound Desk style for £9.43 HERE or if you would prefer the Pocket Diary style, you can find that HERE for £6.99. 

The Astrology Diary 2022

The Astrology Diary 2022

The Astrology Diary 2022 is perfect for astrology enthusiasts, it is divided by individual zodiac signs, showing how the suns movement through the zodiac signs affects our energies whatever our star sign. It covers the effect of planetary conjunctions and shows how Mercury entering retrograde can affect our day to day decisions and fortunes. 

The Astrology Diary 2022

The Astrology Diary 2022

The diary delves into the characteristics of each zodiac sign and how that can impact the events in your life, for example, Pisces is the dreamer so when the sun enters Pisces, it's time to implement steps to move closer to your dream life. 

The Astrology Diary 2022

If you are experienced in the world of astrology, or if it's something you are learning more about or want to learn more about, the Astrology Diary will be perfect, I learnt such a lot from just flicking through it, it's a really interesting diary full of beautiful pages explaining astrology and great for documenting your appointments too. I really like it, and could definitely learn a lot from it. 

If you would like to buy the Astrology Diary 2022, you can find the spiral bound diary for £10.61 HERE.

Do you keep a diary? And would you like either of these diaries in your stocking this Christmas? 

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