Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Naturisimo: Free 5 Sample Pack with Order of £35

I rarely spend enough at Naturisimo to qualify for any of their offers - I usually hang around for a 10% off code! They recently upped their limits for free p&p to a £25 spend, so now I have to have more considered spending! I recently had a purchase in their sale (more to come of that later) and qualified for a free sample pack. This is what I received...

Organyc tampon/sanitary towel (I don't get periods, so I won't use these) my heart sort of sank when I saw these as one of my samples. I'd have personally preferred something else.  Luckily, it gets better..

From Odacite there is a sample vial of their BI+J Cell Energy Serum Concentrate which I'm more than happy to have in my pack. I love their serums! 

I'm also happy to see samples from Inlight (Face Cleanser 1.5ml sachet) and Rahua (Cream Wax 5ml sachet). The final sachet is from Lavera and is 10ml of their new Q10 Firming Body Lotion.

So for me, a kind of mixed bag! 

Monday, 20 January 2020

*Love Lula Beauty Box: January 2020

*sent to me free of charge as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. All thoughts are genuine - and reviews will follow (No affiliate links).

WOW what an interesting selection this month. Inside is a new to me brand and four other new to me products. And for a closer look..

From totally new to me brand Hesh is their Black Seed Oil (100ml - £7.99) which can be taken internally or used topically on the skin - interesting - it will help with allergies, headaches, diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, digestive disorders, boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, fight infections, soothe spots and acne and nourish dry skin and hair. WOW sounds like it does it all! Looking forward to testing it out!

I've used KIKI Health before but not their Magnesium Oil/Spray (125ml - £12.50) which will help with joint and muscle pain. I've got problems with knee pain (from an old injury) at the moment so I'll definitely be testing this out and reporting back with my thoughts.

From Kathleen Natural is one of their brand new masks - Bright Mask (60ml - £28). This is seriously runny (I luckily found this out via the Facebook group before my box landed - and was able to remove the lid gingerly). I'm not sure if it's meant to be so runny or not - I'll be trying it with my masking brush for sure! It does smell lovely and felt nice on the skin when I tried it on the back of my hand. I'll let you know my thoughts when I get the chance to try it out.

From lovely and affordable Natura Siberica is their Taiga Daily Protection Hand Cream (30ml - trial size) which is super rich and perfect for cold winter hands. It's rich in honey, Arctic cloudberries and lingonberries and has a light fruity scent. I'll be popping this one in my handbag (full size of 75ml costs a very affordable £4.50). I like this a lot.

The final item(s) this month are two grow volume sachets (Shampoo + Conditioner) from Madara (which I've wanted to try - so this is a perfect addition to the box for me). 

I love this month's box - lots of newness and different things to try. Are you a subscriber? What are your thoughts?

Sunday, 19 January 2020

*Blog Tour:The Other You by J S Monroe

Today I'm on the blog tour for the rather fabulous The Other You by J S Monroe. I received an e-copy of the book free for taking part in the tour. It was my first read of 2020 and went straight into my folder for top reads of 2020!

Is he who you think he is?
Kate used to be good at recognising people. So good, she worked for the police, identifying criminals in crowds of thousands. But six months ago, a devastating car accident led to a brain injury. Now the woman who never forgot a face can barely recognise herself in the mirror.
At least she has Rob. Kate met him just after her accident, and he nursed her back to health in his high-tech modernist house on the Cornish coast. When she's with him, the nightmares of the accident fade, and she feels safe and loved.
Until, one day, she looks at Rob anew – and knows, with absolute certainty, that he has been replaced by an impostor. Is she right? Have her old recognition skills returned? Or is it all in her damaged mind?
My thoughts?

WOW I just devoured this twisty read. Kate used to work as a civilian super-recogniser with the Police - she never forgot a face. Since her accident she remembers nothing. After meeting Rob (randomly at the hospital), a gorgeous and successful entrepreneur she falls head-over-heels for him and moved to his luxury Cornish home with her small dog to recover. Life is sweet..

If only she could remember...some strange and frightening things happen in Cornwall and she begins to look at Rob in a new light, is he who he really says he is? Does she know him at all? This new turn unsettles her. When she decides to go to London to allay her fears her nightmares become real. I was on the edge-of-my seat (with heart pumping!) when she finds herself alone in Rob's luxury apartment in London's Shoreditch. 

Luckily for her her ex-boyfriend and best friend, Bex are looking out for her... I absolutely loved this fast paced, tense and twisty story which is one of my top reads so far of 2020. So highly recommend.

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box: Nourish: January 2020

I've had my January Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box for a few days now which contains products to "nourish". As ever, the bi-monthly box is stuffed full of wonderful things. Inside the box this month is a new to me brand, a new to me product, a product from a brand I tried back in 2015, a product from a brand introduced to me through this box and finally one I've used a few times before. The product I've a few times before is the Rose & Lavender Bubble Bath by 100 Acres (100ml - £6) which is the perfect size for travel.

Totally brand new to me is Ovviovita and inside is a pot of their sumptuous Rosehip & Sandalwood Dry Skin Replenishing Body Cream (200ml - £21) which is luscious. Expect a review soon!

Jorgobe Hand Cream (30ml - £10) is an absolute delight. It absorbs instantly and leaves the hands feeling soft, nourished and delicately scented. Again, a review will be forthcoming!

The Nourish Skincare Antioxidant Multi-Tasking Super Balm (15ml - £12) had been on the wishlist - so I was very happy to see it in my box this month. Use it to cleanse, nourish and protect the skin. Review will follow.

I used Vedani Botanicals a few years back and the range was lovely. Inside the box is Organic Cleansing Oil (30ml - £10) which has a glorious scent. I know I'm going to enjoy this!

Are you a subscriber? What do you think of the contents this month?

Friday, 17 January 2020

*Love Lula: Neal's Yard Remedies: Frankincense Intense Hand Treatment Serum

*sent to me as part of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Program. My post contains one affiliate link. All thoughts are genuine - this is a great product!

Neal's Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Hand Treatment Serum* (£30 - 50ml) is presented in a blue glass pump bottle which is boxed. The certified organic treat is truly luxurious and a joy to use. I use it mostly just before bed either alone or with a separate hand cream on top for extra nourishment. 

The serum will firm, hydrate, reduce lines and wrinkles, plump and target age spots. It's got a lovely texture which melts instantly onto dry hands. It has got a strong and aromatic Frankincense scent so I'd say you've got to really love this essential oil.

Formulated with restoring ribose, reviving narcissus extract as well as provitamin A rich rosehip seed oil. After a few days my hands felt nourished and soft. 

To use: twice a day AM and PM. Pump a small amount onto back of hands as well as massaging into nails and cuticles. Breathe in the relaxing aroma and relax! For an extra nourishing treat top with your normal hand cream.

I've been really impressed with this product. It's lovely to use, has a deliciously woody/spicy scent and performs really well. Would recommend.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

*SUN.DAY of London: II Midnight (Somewhere) Botanical Candle

*productsample I received this gorgeous botanical candle from SUN.DAY of London just before Christmas. It featured in my post Christmas Gift Ideas: Candles & Books (see HERE).

I was very kindly sent a mini candle* (80ml - £12, 15hrs burn time). The scent which spoke to me is their exquisite II Midnight (Somewhere) (midi, 180ml - £26, 50hrs burn time). I love the simple packaging and recyclable pot. 

The range (candles, reed diffusers and aura mists) is handcrafted by London based Macedonian fine artist, Natasha Garbawi and the range is inspired by the healing properties of plants folklore and herbal recipes passed down through the generations. The scents enhance wellbeing, give comfort, clarity, soothe and heal.

There are 5 scented candles in the current range (some of them limited edition), 5 reed diffusers and 3 botanical aura mists. Aromatherapy grade essential oils are blended with creamy coconut and gmo free plant wax with a pure cotton wick being used. 

Best selling, II Midnight (Somewhere) is a beautiful blend of lavender, rose, lemon, lime and orange peel and is deliciously cocooning and comforting. I found the citrussy orange peel note the most prominent with undertones of calming lavender and rose. It's a simply stunning candle which burns evenly and has such a fantastic throw (I can still smell the lingering aroma the day after burning - which is always the sign, for me, of a fantastic candle). So recommend.

Have you tried any of the candles from the range?

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Content Natural Beauty Vegan Starter Set

You know me, I can never resist a set full of dinkies! The Vegan Starter Set (£24.99 and worth £102) from Content Beauty & Wellbeing for #veganuary is currently out of stock - and no wonder it's fantastic! You can sign up to be notified when it's back in stock.

And for a closer look..

Inside is BYBI Beauty's Strawberry Booster 15ml (worth £12) which was already on the wishlist. It'll nourish, hydrate and soften the skin. A review will follow.

Also full size is Ere Perez Rice Powder Bronzer 9g (worth £30), again this has been on the wishlist. It'll give the skin a natural healthy glow. 

New to me brand is LUE by Jean Seo and inside is 15ml (worth £7.25) of their Balance Hydrating & Calming Serum which firms, tones and helps to minimise oil and shine. Looking forward to trying this!

I absolutely adore MV Skincare Rose Plus Booster 8ml (travel size) so I'm delighted to have this rosey scented skin saviour back in my stash. Also inside is a package of their Radiance Tea 20g which looks interesting.

From Pai Skincare is their Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream 10ml (travel size) which I've used before. Calming and soothing.

This kit is just so WOW! From Absolution is their Anti-Soif Serum 15ml (travel size). I've only tried a few things from this brand so I'm looking forward to trying this serum.

There are a couple of 3ml sachet samples from Tata Harper - Regenerating Cleanser & Resurfacing Mask. Always happy to see some Tata samples in a kit!

Sample set of three shades of the new ILIA True Skin Serum Foundation Swatch Set (I've already had this sample and found the top lightest shade was the only one which suited my skin tone) but there is enough product inside the sample to get a feel of the foundation (full size is on the wishlist).

It's a great kit. Did you pick one up? I also received a card with a 10% off code and picked a couple of free samples with my order.

Monday, 13 January 2020

BYBI Beauty: CBD Booster & Bakuchiol Booster

I adore BYBI Beauty's Babe Balm and have been intrigued by the boosters so a couple of months back picked up their CBD Booster 100mg CBD + Hemp Oil (15ml) £12 and Bakuchiol Booster 1% Bakuchiol + Olive Squalane (15ml) £12.00)

I love the cute coloured packaging which is recyclable. The cannabidiol booster de-stresses, calms, decongests and reduces redness - it's great for blemish prone skin - skin is left feeling soothed, balanced and relaxed.

Formulated with 100mg cannabidiol (CBD) booster in hemp oil. The oil absorbs instantly and leaves the skin feeling comfortable, nourished and soft.

To use: can be used every day, or a couple of times a week or mixed into serum, moisturiser or balm.

My skin's been loving it, I've found it especially good when my skin has been feeling out of sorts.  

Bakuchiol has been getting a lot of press recently as it's 100% natural alternative to retinol (which can be too much for some skins). This little beauty formulated using 1% Bakuchiol in an olive squalane base and is "a powerful yet gentle game-changer".

It plumps out lines and wrinkles, rejuvenates and improves the skin's texture. It'll also improve collagen production and skin texture (with none of the negative effects of retinol - dry/flakey skin or irritation). 

To use: PM - add to your moisturiser or serum or apply directly to the skin. It's recommended to use SPF the following day, even though Bakuchiol doesn't increase the skin's sensitivity to sunlight (like retinol) as it's best for your skin anyway!

I've never really dabbled much with retinol so am delighted to find an alternative which works just as well.

I've now got Strawberry Booster in my stash via Content Beauty & Wellbeing's fabulous Vegan Starter Set for #veganuary (which is currently out of stock!) So expect a review soon!

What's your favourite Booster(s)?

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Feel Unique: Pick 'n' Mix

I dip in and out (but buy most months) Feel Unique's Pick 'n' Mix which lets you try 5 samples (pots, tubes, vials, sachets) for a £3.95 shipping and handling fee - which is redeemable against a future purchase (you get this sent back to you as a voucher code). Winwin!

I'm very pleased with my picks this month (I wasn't expecting the Goldfaden MD product to be a mini tube (7ml) instead of the (5ml) sachet listed!)

I picked:

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Volume 2 Mascara in Black Vinyl 4ml - I love mini mascaras! Looking forward to testing this out.

GLAMGLOW Moisturetrip Omega Rich Moisturiser 5ml - which is in a teeny tiny cute pot. I picked up one of their other potted samples a few months back and my skin loved it, so I'm looking forward to using this.

Goldfaden MD Vital Boost Even Skintone Daily Moisturizer 7ml - I've dabbled in this brand but this is a new to me product.

Ecooking Night Cream 2ml sachet - huge love for this brand. Looking forward to trying this. I should get a few uses from the sachet - enough to know if I'd buy it again.

My final pick this month is sample vial (1.7ml) from Atelier Cologne Absolue in Clementine California (I'm a huge fan of this brand). This newest launch is a delicious and fruity blend with top notes of clementine, mandarin and juniper berries, with a heart of star anise, sichuan pepper and basil with a base of vetiver, sandalwood and cypress and if I didn't have a huge perfume stash I'd rush out and buy this one! It's a beaut.

Have you picked your pick 'n' mix samples this month?

Friday, 10 January 2020

Abel Fragrance Discovery Set

I've had this little Fragrance Discovey Set from Abel which I picked up from Content Beauty & Wellbeing for a while now. It's a great try me/treat or indeed gift to any perfume lover. It costs £32 and inside are 7 x EdP 1.5ml vials. I enjoyed trying them all but the ones I'd buy full size are White VetiverPink Iris and Golden Neroli (£118 - 50ml, £58 - 15ml).

White Vetiver is simply stunning. It has top notes of fresh lime, spearmint and bergamot, a heart of ginger and palmarosa with base notes of vetiver, vanilla and ambergris. I'm a huge fan of vetiver in perfumes and I love the woody warm notes within. 

Pink Iris is the perfect floral (and the newest perfume in the range). It has top notes of sichuan pepper, raspberry leaf and basil, a heart of orris root, rose and jasmine with a base of vanilla and musk. 

Golden Neroli (you know I adore Neroli!) it opens with a lush neroli note which is complemented by matcha tea. With heart notes of petitgrain, ylang ylang and jasmin sambac and a base of east indian sandalwood and vanilla. 

Red Santal is a spicy and woody scent. It has top notes of clove bud and pink & black pepper, a heart of bergamot, ginger and thyme and base notes of east indian, west indian and australian sandalwood. It's a lovely scent but just too spicy for me.

Grey Labdanum (I found this slightly too manly for me, even though the whole range is unisex). It has top notes of grapefruit, bitter orange and violet, a heart of clary sage and patchouli with a base of labdanum.

Green Cedar nearly made my by-again cut! It's a woody scent which I enjoyed wearing. It has top notes of magnolia and cardamon, a heart of cypriol and guaiac wood with base notes of texas and atlas mountain cedar.

Colbat Amber is an oriential. It has top and heart notes of pink pepper, cardamon, juniper berries, cacao, tonka and peru balsam with a base of amber.

Which are your favourites?

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Beauty Pie Review: Month #13

Here's my Beauty Pie picks for January 2020. This is now month #13 (I've just started my second year of PIE!) This month I picked 3 staples and 1 new item. There are brand new products in the pipeline so I've kept some allowance just in case.. (my Membership is £15 a month (£150), plus the members prices for products plus postage). Get your first month free (£10 membership (£100) using my link HERE.

I stocked up on my favourite Everyday Great Skin Foundation in shade 150 Shell (Typical Price - £30 - members pay £7.90) which I find suits my skintone very well. I also bought One Powder Wonder (Typical Price - £26 - members pay £5.42) which I use nearly everyday to prime and set (the one I bought last January has now hit pan!)

My third item was the super luxe Super Healthy Skin Deluxe Body Moisture Creme (Typical Price - £50 - members pay £12.04) which is now a staple in my stash. See my review HERE.

My final item this month is one of the new lipsticks - Future Lipstick Matte in All Day Long (Typical Price £20 - members pay £4.63). It's nice enough but I've several lipsticks in a similar shade. A bit of FOMO I think!

What are your top picks from Beauty Pie?

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Shopping My Stash #110

*productsample I've not shopped my stash since the beginning of November! I'll be doing it a lot more this year as I'm having a low-ish spend year. I'm keeping my Beauty Pie subscription for now, Feel Unique monthly samples and my bi-monthly Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box. I've got so much to use up and only one face!

I've fallen head-over-heels for Miller Harris's exquisite Tea Tonique Perfume Oil roller-ball which came in one of The Perfume Society boxes which I received at Christmas from hubby (link). This silky scented oil is a joy to use - so luxurious and one of my favourite Miller Harris scents to boot (I've also used it to tame flyaways!)

I love my tin of citrussy fresh Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream which is a joy to use and that scent - totally mouthwatering! See my review HERE.

From D'Alchemy is their amazing Spectacular Hand Therapy* my dry winter hands are loving this light but rich and deliciously aromatic hand cream. See my review HERE.

I love my Hourglass mini dim light Ambient Lighting Powder which I picked up in the states last year (£5 less than here) which I use over foundation for a bit of magic glow!

My final item is Beauty Pie's Future Lipstick Luxe Shine in Dusky Rose. It's a my lips but better shade with a glossy look. I love it!

What have you been reaching for lately?

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

*Blog Tour: The Home by Sarah Stovell

*e-copy provided for review by the publisher. Today I'm on the Blog Tour for the jawdropping The Home by Sarah Stovell. 

When the body of a pregnant fifteen-year-old is discovered in a churchyard on Christmas morning, the community is shocked, but unsurprised. For Hope lived in The Home, the residence of three young girls, whose violent and disturbing pasts have seen them cloistered away…

As a police investigation gets underway, the lives of Hope, Lara and Annie are examined, and the staff who work at the home are interviewed, leading to shocking and distressing revelations … and clear evidence that someone is seeking revenge.

A gritty, dark and devastating psychological thriller, The Home is also an emotive drama and a piercing look at the underbelly of society, where children learn what they live … if they are allowed to live at all.

My thoughts?

This is a really dark, chilling and harrowing read. Three young girls are resident at "the home" which is situated in a bleak rural area in the Lake District. 

They each have an abusive and/or traumatic home life and are being looked after by staff who wish they could be anywhere but there. The manager, Helen tries to make things brighter for the girls. It's when she's on leave to spend Christmas with her kids that Hope dies. Hope's soulmate, Annie, who is discovered with the body, believed they'd be together forever and is inconsolable. 

What follows is a Police investigation into how Hope died and we find out more about their toxic home lives and what they believe is normal is anything but. The third girl at the home is 12 year old Lara who doesn't speak after witnessing something at home which we find out about later in the story.  I was totally absorbed in the story which is a compelling but distressing read with a twist near to the end that I didn't see coming at all!  

Monday, 6 January 2020

Review: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Powder Soap

I spotted Acqua di Parma's powder soap in YOU Magazine and it piqued my interest. I've had a shaker in my stash for a while now (70g - £28, although I had a 15% off code when I purchased it).

It's presented in a vintage style metal container with a shaker top which "evokes talcum powder jars of the past". The silky powder creates a luxurious foam with a delicious scent. It really is in the "treatme" category or would make a gorgeous gift.

To use: dampen hands before shaking out some of the soap powder, massage your hands together for light and fragrant bubbles. 

Hands are left feeling clean, soft and scented with the unmistakable Colonia scent (lemon, sweet orange, Calabrian bergamot, lavender, Bulgarian rose, verbena, rosemary, vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli). It really is a delight. Pick yours up HERE.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

REVIEW: Beauty Pie JEJU DAILY AM/PM Moisture Superinfusion

Beauty Pie's JEJU Daily range is absolutely one of my favourites. See my review of their Multi-Phase Purifying Cleanser & Rehydration Mist+ HERE. I've been using their AM/PM Moisture Superinfusion (typical price - £70, members pay £8.96) for a while now (the name has been changed, it used to just be PM and the packaging also changed to be more in keeping with the packaging of the rest of the range).  The product is still the same fantastic formula with a rich and buttery balm like texture and the delicious floral scent (I'd love this bottled!)

The cream is infused with Lycoskin Defence - featuring antioxidant tomato stem cells and micro detoxifying flower stem cells for intense hydration. Jeju Basalto micro volcanic sand detoxifies and balances. Skin is deeply hydrated, plumped and glowy. 

To use: massage a small amount of the balm onto your skin AM and PM. At night apply serums first and in the morning follow with sunscreen.

Are you a fan of the JEJU Daily range? Sign up for your first month free (monthly membership is worth £10 - you buy the products at the members price on top) HERE.

Friday, 3 January 2020

Dafna's Personal Skincare - Giveaway Win!

I was very lucky to win a trio from Award Winning Dafna's Personal Skincare in their giveaway last year. I'm a huge, huge fan of the range and absolutely love their Active Mist (REVIEW) and Moisture+Light (REVIEW).

The final item is brand new to me - their Purify Cleanser which is perfect for my combo skin! This anti-oxidant rich cleanser has a lotion-gel texture and is formulated with eight natural oils and nutrients. It'll remove daily grime and make up clearing the skin of impurities and unblocking pores.

Formulated with ingredients such as MelaCare TM Oil which brightens and balances the skin, Pomegranate extract is a powerful anti-ageing ingredient which is full of Vitamin C. Olive Oil nurtures and smoothes and Essential Oils of Geranium and Sweet Orange give the cleanser a beautiful aromatic scent as well as balancing and regenerating.

To use: apply on a dry face and neck, massaging in before rinsing. Alternatively add some water while massaging for a deeper cleanse. Can be used AM and PM.

What are your favourites in the range?

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Avon: Distillery Sleep Potion Night Cream

I decided to dabble into Avon's newest line - Distillery - my rep Alice, had given me a couple of the sachets of the range's Purify Facial Oil which I really liked and so, I picked the product which appealed to me most from the line - their Sleep Potion Night Cream (30ml - £18) and so you know the drill, it piqued my interest and now want to try the rest!

Rather than a conventional cream, the potion is clear and has a gel-like texture and is formulated with 93% pure ingredients and is Vegan. It contains niacinamide, which helps to shrink pores, plant based glycerine and Sodium Hyaluronate. The unfragranced cream is described as "beauty sleep in a jar".

To use: apply to cleansed skin in the evening and awaken to soft and nourished glowing skin.

I found you only needed a small amount as I found the gel like texture reasonably sticky. It did however make the skin look glowy and plumped by morning. What are your favourites from the range?

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

*REVIEW: ION-Sei Electric Toothbrush

*productsample I was very kindly gifted an Award Winning Sanyei Lake Blue ION-Sei Patented Electric Toothbrush (£129.99) for review and I've been trying it out the last couple of months. It featured in my Christmas Gift Guide in November. It's available to buy online and at John Bell & Croyden, in London.

The ION-Sei toothbrush uses ionic patented technology which as well as removing plaque and bacteria it also suppresses the bacteria causing plaque too. It uses an Ultra Violet (UV) LED light which reacts with a Titanium Dioxide bar in the brush handle which creates ions which in turn suppress the bacteria which causes plaque. The negative electrons are sent to your mouth via water or saliva and works with your body's natural electrical charge through the conductor on the handle.

The brush gives 31,000 strokes/min sonic vibrations for a deep clean while still feeling soft on the teeth and gums (Standard (24,000) and Sensitive (18,000). Two brush heads are shipped with the product - soft and standard. You can also use the toothbrush with water only, with no need to use toothpaste if required.  Teeth are nearly immediately improved - there's less plaque and the surface of the teeth feels smoother. The re-charge base is easy to use and comes with two different plugs - UK and EU. Charge for 10 hours - this will give you at least 40 cleans.

I've been really impressed with how well the toothbrush functions, how easy it is to use and how it cares for both my teeth and gums. I'd definitely recommend it if you are looking for a new electric toothbrush. Pick yours up HERE or HERE.

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

December: Lately I've been Loving

My last Lately I've been loving of the year! 

I must mention three things which have made me happy/given me great joy throughout 2019. In the May issue of Top Sante magazine I featured in their blogger post My Super Six - see HERE.

Being asked to be a The Beauty Shortlist Judge again this year for the 2020 Beauty Shortlist & Wellbeing Awards was a total honor. I'm currently putting a lot of wonderful products through their paces. Make sure you check out the winners on 2nd March 2020!

I've been a Love Lula Accredited Blogger for a few years now and have come across some amazing brands as one of their bloggers. I'm very grateful to be part of the program.

I made delicious homemade Limoncello for our work Christmas tipple challenge. Unfortunately, I didn't win a prize but it's piqued my interest in making more flavoured alcoholic drinks (after dry January!)

Joining the ledger at Ffern. Such a good move! I've totally fallen head-over-heels for my first one - Winter 20. See my review HERE.

Christmas Amazon vouchers - there's just something I love about a hard backed book - and treating yourself to books you may not normally buy..

Looking back over a year of my Skin Organics Clean Beauty Box which is my favourite monthly beauty box. See my thoughts on the last year HERE.

Another new Christmas book "The Scented Candle Workshop".... I did drop hints... a new hobby for 2020. Pick yours up HERE.

What have you been loving in December?