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Monday, 11 November 2013

Advent Calendars & Crackers 2013

Selfridges Advent Calendar

Every Christmas, Selfridges Lancome beauty advent calendars are an instant sell out and now they have got their very own Selfridges advent calendar, exclusively.
Selfridges' exclusive bijoux Christmas advent calendar brings you the best in beauty. From Viktor & Rolf, Yves Saint Laurent, Kiehl's and Giorgio Armani to Lancôme and Maison Martin Margiela, you can discover a precious treat behind every door to make you dazzle, sparkle and shine this festive season.
Filled with 24 luxurious miniature treats to guarantee a beauty-filled festive season, it's a must-have for all beauty fans.  
The 2013 calendar contains a selection of fragrances, make-up and skincare from some of the world's biggest beauty brands including Lancôme, Yves Saint Laurent, Kiehl's, Victor & Rolf and more, all yours for £84. 

(Sold Out!)... Booooooo

Ciate Mini Mani Month Calendar

Every girl's diary can now be filled with a daily dose of delectable mini nail treats, as behind each door lies a very colourful surprise. Gorgeously packaged with seventeen of Ciaté's bestselling mini Paint Pots, four mini Caviar blends, and three extremely special exclusive Paint Pot glitter shades you'll not find anywhere else, ever.

I loved this advent calendar so much last year, I made the purchase as soon as it was released this year! 

Boots Advent Calendar

New for 2013:
Wake up every morning to a new beauty treat and fill the month of december with gorgeous gifts to pamper yourself from head to toe.
Featuring brands such as; Soap & Glory, Nails Inc, Paco Rabanne, Juicy Couture, Rimmel, Mavala, Umberto Giannini and Many More....

YOU Beauty Advent Calendar

The only thing better than chocolate this Christmas, introducing the YOU Beauty Discovery Advent Calendar with a difference...
WORTH OVER £240 but yours for just £49.95*
Lovingly packed with 24 premium beauty and skincare products to help you look and feel more beautiful this winter, and beyond; the YOU Beauty Discovery Advent Calendar is precisely what you and your skin have been waiting for.
We’ve plucked some of our favourite hero products from beauty industry heavyweights Caudalie, ESPA, Dermalogica, Leighton Denny, Sisley and Stila (to name just a few), and combined them in one sensational beauty box.
It’s the beauty enthusiast’s equivalent of Christmas in a box and we hope you enjoy unwrapping surprise after surprise each and every day of advent...
*The Limited Edition Advent Calendar is priced at just £49.95 and contains product worth over £240. A postage and packaging cost of £4.95 will be charged for all non-members only.

Benefit Advent Calendar

Our one-of-a-kind advent calendar comes in a show-stopping Pop Art box and is filled with 24 fun and flattering beauty treasures! It contains a bevy of Benefit bestsellers and three glitzy little look goods…a charm necklace & bracelet and an adorable barrette. It’s the gift that gets more gorgeous every day! 

Nails Inc Christmas Crackers worth over £69.00

Take your dinner party to the next level and adorn your table with these stylish crackers. Each cracker is complete with a full size polish and fashion quote.
Mayfair Mews – navy Fibre Optic polish
Baker Street – cobalt blue
Marylebone Lane – red full coverage glitter polish
King’s Road – rose gold Foil effect polish
Kensington High Street - deep wine polish
Trafalgar Crescent – silver Galaxy polish

Clarins Crackers

Christmas just isn't the same without the statutory crackers placed neatly at your dinner table. To give guests a real treat with their Christmas pudding, Clarins is offering a beautiful box of crackers exclusive to Selfridges this year. Forget measuring tapes and nail clippers, these crackers offer miniature Clarins delights like Beauty Flash Balm and Hand & Nail Treatment Cream that are sure to go down even better than a home cooked dinner.

This Works Deep Sleep Dream Cream Cracker

This Works' Christmas range is designed to help make your dreams come true- giving you better skin, better sleep and the confidence to go further.  Cocooning you in sleep and rich in natural actives,  This Works can help you on your way to sweet dreams.

Weleda Skin Food Christmas Cracker

What a brilliant gift! Containing a tube of the brand's iconic Skin Food – a deep-penetrating replenishing repair cream that targets dry skin in need of extra protection – this really is a cracker. Rich in sunflower seed oil, wild pansy, chamomile, calendula and rosemary and fragranced with sweet orange, it's a must for all.

Cowshed 'Cracking Cow Christmas Cracker'

A ‘cracking’ stocking filler or Christmas table setting for those looking to add a touch of Cowshed fun to Christmas day. This novelty Christmas cracker boasts two luxurious little treats for Cowshed fans - a Wild Cow Invigorating Bath & Shower Gel (30ml) and a Knackered Cow Relaxing Body Lotion (30ml).

Tatty Devine Deluxe Crackers

Make your own jewellery with a set of luxury Christmas crackers by Tatty Devine. Six deluxe Christmas crackers include everything you need for the ultimate crafty Christmas. Each cracker features a different perspex shape. Pull the crackers to discover chains, jump rings, and instructions to make the shapes into six necklaces. Includes jewellery-making pliers to share, jewellery boxes, and not forgetting the traditional party hat and joke! Handmade in England.
These little beauties will set you back £75.00.

Lancome in Love Christmas Cubes

Four beautiful treats, each in a stunning festive hanging decoration. This set of four Lancôme in Love Christmas Cubes contains a full size Vernis in Love, mini Gloss in Love, mini Rouge in Love and mini Hypnôse Classic.

Ciate Tree Trinkets

Ciaté mini Paint Pots take centre stage on this year's Christmas tree, as they've been given a thoroughly festive twist. Each bauble is wrapped in a signature Ciaté bow, with a mini Paint Pot in a glamorous glitter shade peeking through, ready to be worn. Deck the halls with boughs of holly and make your Christmas tree and your manicure sparkle with Ciaté!

... And for those of you who love retro games, look out for the 'Cluedo', 'Monopoly', 'Scrabble' and 'Twister' themed crackers!


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Ciate Mini Mani Advent Calendar 2013

Every girl's diary can now be filled with a daily dose of delectable mini nail treats, as behind each door lies a very colourful surprise. Gorgeously packaged with seventeen of Ciaté's bestselling mini Paint Pots, four mini Caviar blends, and three extremely special exclusive Paint Pot glitter shades you'll not find anywhere else, ever.
Be the first to get your hands on Ciate's limited edition mini mani advent calendar, just launched exclusively at Selfridges.
Packed full of 24 manicure treats, this must-have Christmas countdown won't be around for long!
You can also get your hands on another Selfridges Ciate exclusive: 
Ciaté mini Paint Pots take centre stage on this year's Christmas tree, as they've been given a thoroughly festive twist. Each bauble is wrapped in a signature Ciaté bow, with a mini Paint Pot in a glamorous glitter shade peeking through, ready to be worn. Deck the halls with boughs of holly and make your Christmas tree and your manicure sparkle with Ciaté!

I will bring you a daily update throughout December once I find out what is behind each door. :)


Not Another Bill - September 2013

This month Not Another Bill have teamed up with Luckies.  'Luckies' are based in a big studio in Notting Hill, West London with warehousing nearby, the Luckies team are young, enthusiastic, creative and fun. They are all committed to bringing you innovative, quality gift products and supplying them with a smile, hopefully creating a great name for themselves in the process. 
Scratch Map is brilliant! Its the perfect way to show off where you've been travelling while livening up your wall with a colourful world map. Scratch Map is a amazingly high quality, uber-massive wall map, featuring a gold top foil layer. Why? Because you get a unique, slick looking gold wall map to start with, and then scratch off all the places you've visited to reveal a whole new world below, featuring colour and geographical detail. The result is a totally unique and personalised world map. What a great gift. Comes packaged in a slick tube, the ultimate in Travel gifts!  The Luckies Scratch Map is £20.00.
To add the N.A.B stamp, the team have sourced a selection of old coins and tokens from around the world and threaded them on the Not Another Bill signature postal twine.  After all, what use is a scratch map without something to scratch it with?

To view more products by Luckies, visit their website:

A subscription to Not Another Bill is £15.00 per month.


Birchbox - September 2013

Birchbox - September 2013 - 'Lazy Summer'
Products from the latest box:
Reverence de Bastien Nail Polish
A cherry red lacquer. Both professional and fun, it’s brought to you by noted foot specialist Bastien Gonzalez, who puts his products to the test with a long line of luxury clients before giving them the seal of approval. Apply safe in the knowledge it has been dermatologically tested and is free of Camphor, Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O
This ultra mild cleansing formula by dermatological experts Bioderma is a skincare wonder that ticks all the boxes – just ask the following questions. Can you use it both morning and evening? Yes. Does it cleanse as well as remove make-up? Yes. And is it gentle on your skin? Yes – tested under ophthalmological supervision your eyes won't smart at all. It even removes waterproof make-up. 250ml.
ModelCo. Party Proof Lipstick
One thing's for certain: Parties are for catching up with friends and cocktails – not worrying about smudged lipstick. Luckily, this hydrating, semi-matte lip colour lives up to its cheeky moniker. Whether you’re heading to a BBQ or a wedding, it’s guaranteed to stay put through burgers and ribs, champagne toasts and beyond. Plus, this fab set is exclusive to Birchbox! The concentrated, vitamin-rich formula heals dryness while coating lips in long-lasting colour. There are two trio options to choose from: the Neutrals trio features Get Naked, a classic nude; Kitty, a soft baby pink; and Dusk Till Dawn, a deep nude with beige undertones. Looking for something brighter? The Classics collection is also available.
£15.50 for a set of 3
Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Gel
When you need an added burst of energy – and coffee is just not enough – use Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Gel to feel more awake and ready to go. This refreshing gel increases circulation and eliminates toxins from the system. The mix of grapefruit, rosemary and juniper berry essential oils has cleansing and skin toning properties, leaving skin looking healthy, smooth and radiant. Aromatherapy Associates pride themselves on using only the best quality ingredients – nothing harmful or artificial – and ensure every ingredient plays a positive role in the product. 200ml.
Molton Brown Ylang-Ylang Nourishing Body Lotion
Like afternoon tea at the Ritz, strawberries at Wimbledon and fish and chips by the sea, Molton Brown has become a British Institution. With their renowned signature scents and iconic packaging, we’re big fans of Molton Brown here at BBx HQ. The Ylang-Ylang Body Lotion mixes yuan zhi root with vanilla and ylang ylang, and the energising scent is perfect for those with busy lives.

Lifestyle Extra:
Green & Black's White Chocolate
The recipe for the white bar melds cocoa butter and organic whole milk with Madagascan vanilla for the deepest of flavours.

Plus the Birchbox magazine September issue. 


Glossybox - September 2013

Glossybox September 2013 - 'London Edition'
Products from the latest box:
Elizabeth Arden Untold
A luxurious and modern floral composition, UNTOLD celebrates the sophistication and intrigue of the multi-faceted modern woman. From her vibrant optimism and refined femininity to her mysterious aura and magnetic sensuality, UNTOLD takes you on a journey through the many facets that together, make her genuinely beautiful. 
With its sparkling and fruity introduction, radiant floral heart and mysterious addictive warmth, UNTOLD captures all that a woman is. 
The breathtakingly beautiful bottle is made up of many facets, which make it radiant and elegant. Due to its subtle curvature, the bottle takes on an appearance that is strikingly different at every angle.

£69.00 for 100ml
Eylure Pre-glued Lashes
The fastest lashes available. Simply remove the lashes from the tray, apply and go. No mess, no fuss, no waiting! Natural looking, perfectly full lashes every time. Latex Free.
£5.06 for one set
Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe Classic Shine & Gloss Serum
TONI&GUY HairMeetWardrobe is thrilled to announce an exclusive new designer partnership with the fashion force Lulu Kennedy who helped TONI & GUY dress up four best selling products. 

Toni&Guy Classic Shine Gloss Serum 30ml controls frizz with lightweight shine and alignment. 
Its new graphic is Lulu’s interpretation of a classic design that will never go out of fashion. 
£7.19 for 30ml

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Onyx Eye Liner
Our best-selling eye liner is an all day formula. It has a felt tip to make a thin line for a casual look or you can easily make a thicker line for a dramatic look. It only takes seconds to dry.
$14.00 for 3g
Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
This is a 100% natural S.O.S. multipurpose balm for lips, dry, sensitive skin, eczema, dry cuticles, burns and abrasions, sore nipples and even baby's bottoms!

Key Benefits: 
.Made from medical grade lanolin which reduces skin roughness by up to 40% in an hour. .Travel-sized tube .Protects against the environment .Natural and safe ingredients can be used on babys skin .Replenishes the lipid bilayers of your skin and can be used to maintain and repair the skin's natural barrier. .Multipurpose uses makes it a handbag essential.
£11.50 for 15ml


Selfridges - Elle Beauty Box

I received my Selfridges Elle Beauty Box yesterday.  Selfridges introduces the new, limited-edition ELLE beauty box, personally selected by the ELLE beauty team and available exclusively at Featuring everything from colour for lips and nails to cutting-edge skincare, it includes seven must-have products to get your new-season beauty routine off to the best possible start.
The £30 box includes £125-worth of products including:
Eve Lom Kiss Mix lip balm 7ml
Eve Lom's Kiss Mix is a rich, glossy treatment that helps to moisturise and protect tender lips. This cool menthol balm contains zinc oxide which comforts dry lips and acts as a natural sunscreen protecting against harmful UV rays. Use as first aid for chapped lips, or as a regular hydration fix to keep your lips plump and kissable.
Ciaté Cupcake Queen Nail Varnish 13.5ml
A loveable Barbie pink shade with a very subtle blue shimmer. Reach for this bright colour to exude feel good vibes to the world. Team this with a sunny vibrant personality
Ellis Faas Mascara (Black) 8.2ml
ELLIS FAAS mascara features a creamy texture that perfectly coats, lengthens and separates each individual lash and is well-suited for customising different looks.
This is my favourite product from this Beauty Box. :)
Perricone MD Neuropeptide Firming Moisturiser Mini 7.5ml
This superior hydrating cream is formulated with advanced proprietary Neuropeptide technology to help firm, lift and tone sagging skin, while correcting the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles. The Neuropeptide Firming Moisturizer formula combines a blend of patented anti-aging ingredients DMAE, phospholipids and tocotrienols to deliver rich, corrective nutrients as well as antioxidants and emollients to the skin.  It was developed especially for skin that shows signs of dehydration and loss of elasticity.
$280.00 for 59ml
Sachajuan Leave-In Conditioner 250ml
Leave in Conditioner is a light, oil-free leave in conditioner that makes styling easy. The new ocean silk technology gives great body and super shine, and helps to keep hair and scalp healthy. It was created to be sprayed on washed and towel-dried hair and should not be rinsed out.
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist 50ml
A daily hydrating mist. this rosewater balancing mist from Jurlique features the relaxing scent of rose that restores and hydrates the complexion and is ideal for normal⁄combination skin types. 
Topshop Lipstick in Charmed (Peach)
Velvet finish lipstick to smooth, moisturise and nourish lips. Apply for fabulous colour and moisturised, matte finish, wear alone or with gloss for a shiny finish.

Plus, of course, the latest issue of ELLE magazine (October).
Fantastic beauty box!