Luxury Christmas Beauty Gadgets At A Cyber Monday Bargain

YES – we need luxury presents! What sort of question is that? Once you’ve successfully swiped the ‘angel of conscience’ off your shoulder, you can further appease any residual guilt with the knowledge these luxury Christmas beauty gifts can be grabbed at a Cyber Monday bargain. So, if you like them (and you will) you can buy two and keep one for yourself! Happy shopping!

1. Luxury IPL: Philips Lumea Prestige IPL £339.95 (Was £475), www.allbeauty.com

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Choosing a good, effective at-home hair removal device can be a tricky business. There are so many available, but alas, only a few meet the grade. However, there are a few devices I rate highly. These include the Lumea and SmoothSkin.

It must be noted that the high-end gadget does not suit every skin type (so make sure you do your research first). However, by using the device bi-weekly, after a month you will see a good improvement.

A worthy at-home IPL hair removal device will set you back a fair amount and usually the Philips Lumea will cost you £££s! Fear not. If you have considered buying but changed your mind due to the cost – now is your time. This awesome IPL hair removal device is on the Black Friday/Cyber Monday bargains list.

This device works really well – but do not be under any illusions. An at-home IPL is not as strong as the dermatologist’s laser. This means it will take longer to deliver results. Taking a little longer and having a fab IPL hair removal at your disposal will save you endless money, time – and of course effort.

2. Luxury Anti-Aging Beauty Gadget: Nira Skincare Laser, £200 (Was £299), www.currentbody.com

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Should you or someone you love feel concerned about those pesky signs of aging, this is a device worth having. The top-class laser is clinically proven to improve the look of your skin, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. By using non-fractional laser technology, this clever little gadget delivers long-lasting results. Currently, on offer for Cyber Monday, you can actually bag this beauty for £100 less. Now, how to get down from this cloud…

3. The Luxury GHD Gold Styler, £119.20 (Was £149), www.lookfantastic.com

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Fancy a heat-up time of just 25 seconds? Hell yes! This luxury Christmas beauty gadget ensures the dreamiest locks, ever! The hairstyling tool offers dual-zone technology and this super-fast heating speed. What you get is a truly professional salon-worthy result. Think sleek, Insta-goals of shiny gorgeousness. Well, they do say make yourself happy and THEN look after everyone else, don’t they?

4. Luxury Christmas Gadget: Current Body Oh My Glow Limited Edition Gift Set (Includes Skin LED Light Therapy Mask), £285 (Was £415), www.currentbody.com

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Okay, if you can get past the idea that when wearing the mask, you are going to look as scary as hell, we need to look at what’s on the table here. What we have is a seriously luxury Christmas beauty gadget! A multi-award-winning anti-aging device that may as well have been taken from some parallel universe where these gadgets successfully diminished wrinkles forever!  Yes, LED light therapy is that good (incidentally, it is why all the A-listers use laser treatment).

The ultimate pampering Christmas gift set includes the highly effective rejuvenating gadget that will dramatically improve the appearance of skin over time. It has been shown to reduce wrinkles by 35% within 4 weeks, meaning you can look forward to encountering firmer and more youthful skin for 2021! Not only that, but you get an array of luxurious skincare saviours in with this dreamy kit, too!

For more reading inspo try, “Can LED Light Therapy Really turn Back The Clock?”

 

 

The Most Thoughtful Personalised Gifts For Her

Turnaround this year in a flash with some thoughtful personalised gifts for her. A personalised gift is a perfect way to make your loved one feel that extra bit special = and let’s face it = we all need a bit of TLC right now. Read on to discover some truly thoughtful personalised Christmas presents she will love.

1. Personalised Apothecary Candle by Norma & Dorothy, £16, www.notonthehighstreet.com

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Should your friend, mum or sister love a candle (who the hell doesn’t?), this will be the most thoughtful gift of them all. These beautiful natural apothecary candles tick every box. Made from soy wax and featuring pretty lettering with a personalised message of your choice, the caring gift guarantees 25 hours of TLC for your loved one. Hand-poured in the UK; the only dilemma is choosing between the array of scents on offer. A few of the scents include Wild Fig and Cassis, Velvet Rose & Oud and Floral Blossom – to name a few! The sweet blissful aroma of tranquillity is coming your way for Christmas.

2.Personalised ‘Hug Across the Miles’ Locations Cushion by the Drifting Bear Co., £36.95, www.notonthehighstreet.com

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There will be so many people apart from each other this Christmas (for obvious reasons), but you can still make sure they get a huge cuddle! This is the go-to gift to make her smile. Personalise the cushion with hers and your location, and how far the hug cushion has travelled in order to deliver some much-needed love. Add your name to the bottom (so there is no confusion as to whom sent the hug). For extra brownie points, you can even add a photo to the reverse side. Flowers are great and all that – but this gift is like having a hug that will last forever!

3.Personalised Adult Colouring Book, £9.99 (Plus Delivery), www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

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Right now, we are all searching for that go-to way to de-stress. What better way than a bit of colouring? For those of you who are scoffing at the thought – just give it a go. You will be amazed at how therapeutic it is! This year why not gift her something a little different with a personalised colouring book? Personalise the front with a message of your choice. The thoughtful present is a great way to show how much you care.

4.Engraved Silver Heart-Shaped Bookmark, £12.99, www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

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Let’s face it, the majority of us have a book on the go right now! When visiting your loved one is unlikely, the beautifully crafted bookmark will be a great reminder of how appreciated she is. Personalise the heart motif with a message of up to 28 characters. For added joy, the bookmark can come in a luxury gift box too – and for a mere £3 extra it is a total steal.

5.Engraved Silver Compact Mirror, £16.99, www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

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If you know anyone who constantly has their face in the mirror (and I think I might), this will be a fabulous gift. Each time they use the gift they will have a gentle reminder of how much you care. Personalise the front with a thoughtful message of your choice, I love this!

6.Engraved Silver-Plated Heart Trinket Box, £16.99, www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

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Should you have a mum or nan who is forever losing their tiny, yet very important things on a daily basis, this is the ideal solution. With a velvet lining and featuring a message from you, the gift will let them know how much you love them forever more (or at least until it gets lost).

For more reading inspo why not try, “5 Lockdown Gifts Guaranteed To Bring a Smile.”

Make Your Christmas Tree Extra-Special With These Awesome Beauty Baubles

Looking for that extra-special bauble to make your Christmas tree (and you) dazzle this year? Beauty brands have truly spoilt us this yuletide with these awesome beauty baubles. Is it too much if they all go on one tree? Not this year! Being in a yearlong pandemic means we get carte blanche to totally indulge ourselves in gifts, chocolates and wine.

1.Caudalie Christmas 2020 Beauty Elixir Mini Mist Bauble, £12, www.allbeauty.com

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This bauble is a winner – total luxury that comes in 100% recyclable packaging. The superior face mist reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores, replacing them with a complexion of happy luminosity. The multi-tasking elixir gives your skin a super-boost and set your makeup in place for the day. Oh, Caudalie, how did you know?

2.Tan-Luxe The Glow Bauble, £15, www.cultbeauty.com

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Tan-Luxe gives such an incredible streak-free glow, people will be scratching their heads, wondering how you managed to bypass the lockdown and spend 2 weeks in Mauritius. Their secret is the patented ‘Transparent Tanning’ technology. This sweeps away the stress of streaky tans and ensures you look your glowing best. #Gorgeousness

3. Essie Nail Polish Merry Mani Bauble, £25.72, www.amazon.co.uk

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Why not treat your loved one to nails that dazzle this year? Inside this Essie bauble are two gorgeous nail polishes. Simply apply the Cocktail Bling and cover it with a Christmas magic-like sparkly topcoat. Perfect.

4.Dermalogica Christmas Small Bauble, £11.69, www.essentialslondon.com

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If you are looking for the look and feel of luxury, this year’s Dermalogica bauble will not disappoint. The exquisitely designed limited-edition bauble (get it while you can) offers added surprise as they are comprised with a lucky dip of awesome mini products. This brand is so good – you are guaranteed to be impressed with whichever products you find.

5.Real Techniques Mini Makeup Sponge Bauble, £5.99, www.amazon.co.uk

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This Christmas bauble should be given out to all your beauty-obsessed loved ones. The makeup sponge comes in a handy travel size meaning if you do go anywhere you will be prepared. Seriously, most of us forget to pack it. Either that or lose/ruin the makeup sponge, making this little treat a real-life saviour. Simply pop it in your purse and go (in a socially distanced manner to a socially appropriate setting).

Have you got your eye on any of these baubles? Tell me which one is your favourite in the comments below. For more reading inspo try, “The best Christmas party games that cost nothing.”

The Best Beauty Christmas Crackers For That Added Festive Sparkle

Let’s turnaround a crappy year wherever we can, starting with a truly awesome Christmas. For fellow-minded beauty fanatics, here are the best beauty Christmas advent calendars for those festive feelings of added sparkle!

1.Bomb Cosmetics Christmas 2020 Trio, £23.45 (Was £29.97), www.allbeauty.com

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There’s no way you and your family will be able to miss the festive spirit of a super-fun Christmas with these crackers nestled on the tree. Let’s face it – who doesn’t love a bath bomb? Combining 3 cheery crackers, each of which includes 3 tantalising bath bombe, get prepared for some seriously pampered and sweet-smelling luxury. All you have to worry about is the queue for the bath!

2.Benefit Makeup Shakeup Brow, Mascara & Tint Gift Set, £13.50, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

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Get some serious feel-good factor into your festive season with Benefit’s awesome cracker. Including 3 hero products – BADgal BANG Mascara, Benetint and Gimme Brow – this treat is all you need to finish your flawless party makeup. Now all you need is somewhere that’s open! Oh yes, and did I mention you are saving 30% too?

3. NUXE Christmas Cracker Gift Set, £10, www.feelunique.com

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Spoil yourself or your loved ones this Christmas with this super-dreamy, uber gorgeous cracker. Included are some of NUXE’s favourites. Featuring:

Very Rose 3-in-1 Soothing Micellar Water (40ml)

Reve de Miel Face & Body Cleansing Gel (30ml)

NUXE Organic Skin Correcting Moisturising Fluid (15ml)

Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil (10ml)

I would buy it just for the dry oil (literally THE best oil out there!).

4.Tiffany & Co. Exclusive Tiffany & Love for Her and For Him Fragrant Cracker Gift Set, £49, www.johnlewis.com

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I couldn’t do a piece on the best in beauty without a shout out to one of my fave brands of all time. Yes, Tiffany’s has gone and given us the gift of true bliss, with their 6-cracker gift set. The set features 3 x, 5ml Tiffany, for Love Eau de Parfum For Her, and 3 x 5ml of Tiffany Love Eau de Toilette for Him.

Should you and your loved ones be fans of Tiffany’s (honestly, I can’t imagine such a strange world in which people disliked Tiffany’s), this cracker gift set will be a hit at your festive gathering (of only 6 of course, so this is perfect).

The delicate floral woman’s scent evokes visuals of the prettiest summer fields in bloom. The man’s eau de toilette, bursting with vitality and lemony zest for life is certain to become his signature scent.

5.Caudalie Vinosource Hydration Minis Crackers, £10, www.spacenk.com

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Bag yourself a real bargain this festive season with one of the most loved beauty brands ever. This gorgeous cracker contains 3 fabulous mini skincare treats. Think pure luxury! Featuring:

Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum (10ml)

Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet (15ml)

Lip Balm

If you are new to the wonders of Caudalie, this cracker is the perfect introduction. Combining treats that combat winter-infused skin, your complexion will be hydrated and plump again in no time!

Have you bought any of these and what do you think? I had great intentions of gifting them….those great intentions are just a distant memory. Pathetic, but happy and pathetic!

For more Christmas inspo read, “Celebrate in Style with These Awesome Boozy Advents.”

Superfood Skincare That Should Be On Your Radar

We know the benefits of eating superfoods are huge – but what about using superfoods on our skin? Can they really offer the complexion transformation they promise? The short answer is yes. Choose the right superfood skincare product for your age, skin type and particular concerns and you will be amazed at what that bit of kale is capable of. Seriously, I knew there must be a better reason for having bad tasting veg in my life. Check out the following skincare superheroes.

1.Elemis Superfood Facial Oil, £45 (15ml), www.uk.elemis.com

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Elemis has jam-packed this award-winning little beauty with 9 antioxidant-rich superfoods – all specifically combined to target dull, dry and mature skin. Once you have applied this oil for a week your complexion will revel in sheer radiant luminosity. Featuring broccoli, rosehip and flaxseed  (to name a few), these proven ingredients make light work of turning around dull and tired-looking skin in minimal time.

2.Sunday Riley Antioxidant + Superfood Facial Oil, £27 (15ml), www.net-a-porter.com

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This year has left most of us feeling somewhat lacklustre – and it shows on our skin. Sunday Riley’s Juno offers some pretty remarkable ingredients that will swiftly deal with such skin concerns. Where do I begin? This oil is bursting with star-quality components. From antioxidants to omega 3, 6 and 9, an array of super-nourishing oils, anti-inflammatory agents and vitamin C to boot – there’s no way your skin will be left looking and feeling anything other than exquisite by the morning!

3.Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, £50.68 (1.1 Fl. oz), www.amazon.co.uk

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Hell, yeah, we want a multi-tasking mask that gives the results with minimal effort. Behold, the 3-in-1 pumpkin enzyme mask. The included pumpkin enzyme peels with AHAs and aluminium oxide crystals provide intense skin resurfacing treatment. It actually leaves your skin feeling like rose petals. Dead skin cells, enlarged pores and uneven skin tone are all a thing of the past.  This is a fantastic microdermabrasion-like peel.

For more great product advice, read, “3 Game-Changing Cleansing Oils“.

The Best Facial Oils (For Dry Skin) To Suit Every Budget

Anyone who uses a face oil will know just what a precious skincare commodity they are – and big beauty brands know this. Ranging from acceptable pricing to downright outrageous, there is one thing that all face oils have in common; they all promise utter skin transformation. No matter how many amazing ingredients are in facial oils, they do not seep down into the skin to any significant depth – this means their ability to transform are somewhat limited. However, apply your hyaluronic acid or Vitamin C and then add your (worthy) facial oil and you will be super-impressed by the morning.

Now, some budget-friendly oils deliver as truly an impressive result as high-end luxury products. Then, there are others that cost the earth and do very little to help. Basically, you do not need to spend a fortune to reach those skincare goals. You just need to have the right skincare products and routine for your skin type and age. Here are the best face oils to treat dryness, for every budget.

1.Budget-Friendly:The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rosehip Oil, £6.93 (30ml), www.theordinary.deciem.com

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Firstly, let me just say I am probably the biggest fan of roses and (almost) all rose sourced skincare. Subsequently, I have reviewed a lot and my expectations now are pretty high.

The Ordinary hasn’t let me down yet. Budget-friendly and effective – they remain to be an awesome skincare brand. The vegan formula uses 100% pure rosehip seed oil. It contains a rich supply of linoleic acid vitamin A. These massively beneficial ingredients usually diminish during the heated extraction process. Hence, why this is cold-pressed. The face oil is incredible. Fact. This oil is great for every skin type. However, it significantly improves my dry skin.

A top tip would be at bedtime, once you have cleansed, splash your face with water and then apply the rosehip oil. This will allow for optimal absorption. Then, go to sleep, wake up in the morning and rejoice. You’re welcome!

2.Medium Budget: Beauty Sleep Elixir, £47 (30ml), www.beutiskincare.com

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If you’ve read some of my past posts, you may have seen this little beauty of a product pop up here and there. Seriously, this is one product I NEVER want to forget. It’s a favourite with the Duchess of Cambridge for a reason – it works like a dream. Combining 14 precious plant oils, this anti-inflamatory facial oil goes above and beyond.

Should you suffer from dry skin, simply use this for a week. There won’t be a smidge of evidence that dryness ever existed. I’ve learned that applying this with my Foreo ensures maximum efficacy of the ingredients. Try it – you will love! I have used this for years. Although results are meant to be limited (due to the fact that oil molecules cannot reach too far), the difference between using the oil (with my Foreo) and not using the oil is pretty remarkable.

3.Top-End of the Budget Spectrum: ESPA Replenishing Treatment Oil, £59 (30ml), www.espaskincare.com

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Now, there are facial oils that reach the £100+ price tag – and yes, some of them are awesome. However, you do not need to go that far – and unless you are gifting someone a Christmas present or have bags of spare cash, why would you? I would consider ESPA’s Replenishing Treatment Oil to meet the high-end of luxury. If you are treating dry skin, using a facial oil will place you ahead of the game.

Using a facial oil like this one provides you with that crazy-good boost. Featuring an array of nourishing ingredients, that offer a wealth of benefits, this little bottle of bliss will tick every box. Think antioxidant, omega and vitamin-rich components. Vegan friendly and suitable for all skin types too!

For advice on budget-friendly moisturisers read, “Best Day Moisturisers For When You Are On A Budget”.

Have you tried any of these incredible facial oils and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Stay safe xx

Review Of Filorga Time-Filler Absolute Wrinkle Correction Cream

Fact – time marches on in a ruthless and uncontrollable fashion. Should we lie down and take whatever lines and wrinkles are thrown our way? Oh no. I have reviewed Filorga’s Time-Filler Absolute Wrinkle Correction Cream. This anti-aging formula offers hugely impressive results. Better yet, the outstanding moisturising cream is currently on offer. You can bag the 50ml jar for £20 less. Read on:

Filorga Time Filler, £41.54 (Was £62), www.lookfantastic.com

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Filorga is the 1st French aesthetic medicine laboratory. The company produces world-renowned injectable treatments and anti-aging products. Now, Filorga is globally recognised for its expertise. Subsequently, whenever I test Filorga skincare, I know I am in for a treat.

Firstly, be prepared to invest your time in a wrinkle correction cream. Dispel any thoughts of an instant fix for deeper wrinkles. However, used long-term, they are well worth the effort. Pick a good wrinkle correction product and use it over time. Soon, lines and wrinkles will appear reduced. After trying Filorga Time Filler Absolute Wrinkle Correction Cream, it is now my new skincare staple.

The formula includes some star ingredients. These are proven to dramatically benefit the skin. This amazing cream leaves no type of wrinkle unturned.

On application, the moisturiser feels creamy, yet lightweight. It is quickly absorbed into the skin where it gets to work. The included hyaluronic acid provides an instant plumping effect. In the background, other key components begin their purpose – encouraging skin elasticity and rejuvenation.

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Featuring:

A Tripeptide

This relaxes features without a Botox-like freeze.

A Collagen Boosting Peptide with Hyaluronic Acid

Secondly, the included peptide combined with NCTF gets to work. Its job is to target deeper and more stubborn little wrinkle blighters. The collagen-boosting peptide triggers your skin cells to press the accelerator pedal on collagen production. The results are firmer and more youthful skin. Meanwhile hyaluronic acid gets to work. Imagine a skincare superpower – it hydrates and plumps away pesky lines.

Peeling Effect Active Ingredient

Next, surface wrinkles and ‘micro-cracks’ on the skin are smoothed over.

A Plant Extract

Finally, expect exceptional benefits from the added active plant extract. This retains water and keeps moisture at an optimal level. Therefore, signs of dehydration and dryness wrinkles are greatly reduced.

Your skin feels smoother and oh-so-soft as a result. Expect a complexion transformation and some compliments. Love this!

The Filorga Time-Filler Cream will be a hit. For added benefits, try the Filorga Time-Filler Night Cream

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Read on to discover the “Best Anti-Aging Eye Creams In The World.”

Let me know your thoughts? Stay safe and happy.

Improve Your December With A Luxury Chocolate Advent

2020 may seem excessively crap, but owning a luxury chocolate advent calendar will significantly improve your December. However, rapidly-dwindling willpower is needed to keep your improved December intact. We all know how it ends. A sitting room floor covered in shredded cardboard and foil, with a lone Turkish Delight amongst the remains. Frankly, it looks like your calendar was ravaged by crazed wolves with a serious sugar addiction.

The Christmas countdown is almost upon us. Why not upgrade your loved one’s festive month with one of the following luxury chocolate advent calendars? They are certain to boost mood and inject life with some delicious happiness.

1. Tweak of Luxury: Hotel Chocolat The Everything Advent, £26, www.hotelchocolat.com

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This luxury advent enables all serious chocolate fans to celebrate Christmas and get down to some serious indulgence. Peek behind the doors to uncover the brand’s hero recipes. Including their award-winning Slated Caramel Cocoa Vodka in their Salted Martini treat, and other heavenly wonders – I doubt a person on the planet would still have a door unopened by the second week of December. Improved life? I think so!

2. December Enhancement: Wicked and Wonderful Chocolatier Luxury Chocolate Truffle Wooden Advent, £58, www.yumbles.com

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For me, a good truffle is where it’s at. Nothing on this planet can bring festive cheer like the taste of a truffle’s God-like sumptuousness. Imagine, then, an entire advent calendar boasting an array of award-winning artisanal iconic truffles The Marc de Champagne one is as good as it sounds. Prepare to feel ultra-pampered with these luxe treats. Also – have you seen the insane design that deserves to be on the front of this year’s John Lewis advert? The beautifully crafted calendar even lights up. Yes!

3. Serious Chocolate TLC : Pierre Marcolini Signature Advent Calendar, £49, www.eu.marcolini.com

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Should your loved one be a fan of Pierre Marcolini’s mastermind praline creations, the 2020 calendar is a must-have. Combining signature chocolates and brand-new treats to discover, the calendar is certain to achieve 24 days of awakening to immense joy. After a mouthful of sheer luxury (creamy caramel, hazelnut praline, caramelised nuts), and so much more, how can anyone have a bad day?

4. Happy Days: Godiva Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar, £20, www.amazon.co.uk

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Godiva never fails to impress with their tasty Belgian treats seemingly sent from above. Featuring irresistible flavours like the Raspberry Star and brought to you in fabulous festive designs, December is all set for a significant upgrade! If you prefer a different advent read. “Quirky Advent Calendars Tat Bring Something Else To The Table.”

What advent calendar will you be buying this year? Leave me a message in the comments below. Stay safe xx

Life-Changing Skincare Products That Defy Winter (And Make You Smile)

There’s no doubt about it – winter wrecks the skin. Now, is the time we really need life-changing skincare products that defy the effects of UK weather. Maybe my face isn’t so bad that people mistake it for a Halloween mask.  But I can tell you, it hasn’t looked its best of late. In fact, just today my son likened my skin to that of an elderly person (worse day ever!).

Sadly, harsh elements outdoors, followed by similarly damaging elements indoors mean your skin doesn’t get a break. For me, (and probably many of you too) my complexion is mirroring a combo of cold weather effects, insomnia and a huge dollop of stress. It’s incredible how just a week of not bothering and too much Red Bull can make you look like total crap! But, thanks to my son’s wily observations and the following super-duper products, these life-changing skincare ingredients worked their magic. Now, my complexion is back to its beautiful and not old radiant self. Phew!

Should you be going through a similar scenario, these skincare products will quickly change the picture back to one with a smile!

1. Vitamin C Serum Fragrance-Free £43 (20ml), www.ecooking.com

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We need ingredients we know will work and this serum ticks every box. Combining the clinically proven anti-aging components such as vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, the vegan-friendly serum delivers transformative results. Fine lines and hyperpigmentation are greatly reduced, and your skin receives some next-level protection. And thanks to the inclusion of glycerine and sodium PCA that offer massive moisture-retaining abilities, the transformation is complete!

2.Avant Harmonising Rose Quartz Revitalising and Firming Cream, £59.25, 50ml (Was £79), www.avant-skincare.com

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This time of year, we need a great mask that means business. Should unsightly pores be an issue (let’s face it, when aren’t they?) this mask will go a long way to resolving the problem. However, it must be used religiously. Whilst the mask isn’t a magic wand, it does offer significant (but temporary) benefits.

The super creamy mask comes as a luxurious, thick texture loaded with those life-changing and weather-defying skincare ingredients. These include vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and rose. The rose provides a gentle (much-needed right now), yet effective exfoliation. The hyaluronic acid works on those lines, wrinkles and moisture absorption. Lastly, vitamin E supports the skin with super-power healing and protective abilities. Love, love, love!

3.Omorovicza Silver Skin Saviour, £69 (50ml), www.omorovocza.co.uk

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Omorovicza continues to be one of my all-time fave brands. This is the go-to weekly mask for those with age, blemish, stress and weather-related skin concerns. Silver is well-known for its immense antibacterial and healing qualities. Silver and niacinamide work in unison, overcoming all of the above annoyances with ease.

Niacinamide has been shown to be a great ingredient for tackling aging, breakouts, hydration, hyperpigmentation, whilst improving skin texture. The hero component (vitaminB3) even aids in the protection against free radical damage.

Also added to the specifically formulated mask are glycolic and salicylic acids. Together, they make light work of eradicating blemishes, returning your complexion to one of health and radiance.

The mask feels thick yet somehow velvety with a strong scent. Apply and leave on for about 10 minutes and then wash away. This treatment should only be used once per week. Those with sensitive skin should apply for 5 minutes. Increase the time accordingly if all goes well. The multi-tasking skin treatment is a true game-changer.

For more amazing products that deliver great results read, “5 Amazing Beauty Products To Carry you Through Lockdown.”

It’s all about the smiles!

Have you tried any of these superior powerhouse products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a stellar Saturday. xx

Moisturising Foundations That Wipe Out Winter Skin

Winter may be fast-approaching (in fact you’d be forgiven for thinking we are already there), but winter skin doesn’t stand a chance against a great foundation. Discover some truly incredible moisturising foundations to wipe out any trace of the dreaded winter effect on your face. Better yet, these ones are currently on offer. Double YES!

1.Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturising Makeup SPF 45, £32.40 for 30ml (Was £36), www.boots.com

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Okay, there are SO many good things about this foundation I don’t know where to begin. Firstly, this product doubles up as a great skincare saviour. The formula includes Ion charged water, probiotic technology and chia seed extract. This means it is loaded with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and anti-inflammatory properties – and guaranteed to give all complexions a seriously nourishing boost.

The natural-looking foundation is totally breathable and lightweight yet provides full coverage and a seamlessly even finish. Those imperfections bugging you are swiftly dealt with. The outstanding makeup offers immediate hydration. It ensures skin TLC and a flawlessly radiant result you will love. This foundation is available in 20 shades, meaning you are certain to find one your skin will adore.

2. Light Wonder Foundation by Charlotte Tilbury, £34, www.charlottetilbury.com

moisturising foundations to wipe out winter skin
Credit: Charlotte Tilbury

Should you be concerned about premature aging or battling a spell of dryness, this foundation by Charlotte Tilbury is one to try. The lightweight makeup boasts an array of botanicals. These provide essential skincare support to thwart the onset of winter damage. Charlotte Tilbury’s foundation ensures a natural finish. Furthermore, it wipes away any traces of imperfections in a flash. Expect great coverage and an enviable radiant luminosity.

3.Chanel Les Beiges Foundation, £41, www.chanel.com

moisturising foundations to wipe away winter
Credit: Chanel

The HEALTHY GLOW AND HYDRATION FOUNDATION AND LONGWEAR has to be my favourite. Boasting a sheer blend of luxury and luminosity, it feels like you are putting something special on your face (and you’d be right). A polymer is included to wipe away irksome imperfections such as fine lines and spots. A second polymer fills in pesky pores. This formula creates instantly smooth and flawless results that last all day long. The icing of the cake is that this fabulous hydrating foundation is available in 35 shades. Yes, you read it correctly – 35 SHADES!!

Better yet, the foundation is brimming with Healthy Glow Booster Pigments. These enhance the skin with luminosity and unveils a satin-esque complexion of dreams!

Kalanchoe extract offers exceptional protection against free radical damage. Humectants ensure the immediate hydration surge is kept where it should be. Expect a healthy, flawless-looking face that glows (and a big smile to boot!).

Have you tried any of these moisturising foundations and which one do you love the most? Leave me a message below. xx

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