ADVENT CALENDAR

RI Studio by River Island

In my recent blog post you would’ve read all about the new pieces in the RI Studio range. In – love!

Moët

Champagne is obviously the ultimate in celebratory drinks. Happy New Years!

Serenity & Grace

As we’re quickly approaching Christmas, I’m starting to feel super festive! For any occasion I’m constantly camping on the Serenity & Grace website. You probably saw that stunning Alyce Paris dress I got from there a while ago for a black tie event? Well now they’re stocking so much more and lots of new brands. Right now I’m obsessed with this tuxedo inspired Lavish Alice off the shoulder jumpsuit (£72). It’s super chic and masculine but tailored for a feminine cut. With some slight boning on the corset, it gives your chest a lift without the need for a bra. The arm straps have been carefully considered for the most flattering angle. I love Serenity & Grace so much! P.S. How great is this Jane Packer wreath?

Michael Kors Fragrance

A garden in Spring time in a bottle is basically how one could describe the delightful new fragrance from Michael Kors. A romantic scent inspired by the essence of spring and the season’s beguiling blooms. A sweet smell that is great for the day time or super sensual when layered.

Darphin

So as I prepare for my upcoming trip, it’s time to up the skincare regime and start finding some great quality body oils that’ll soothe my skin all evening after a day in the sun. I already have my skincare sorted (you would have read about my new cream trial recently) but Darphin are killing it when it comes to cleansing and one product I’m all over right now is their L’Institut Facial Sonic Cleansing and Massaging Expert (£125). Everything you need to helps remove impurities and boost the natural cellular process. I love to finish with the Revitalising Oil (£25) which you can double up to use on your hair, face and body.

Woolovers Clothing & Accessories

Not only famous for their gorgeous cashmere and merino wool jumpers, Woolovers have some beautiful accessories. From cashmere scarves, gloves and even socks, I’m loving Woolovers. As my lounge is grey and white with wooden floors and grey rugs, it’s important to soften it up a bit. So you can imagine my delight when I saw this wool fringed blanket (£59). A brand not to be ignored this Christmas.

 

CND Nail Range

Vinylux is having a real moment right now, so much so that I usually choose a shade from them when I’m at the salon having a manicure! They’re so easy to use at home (even for awful polish applying people like me) and boast a 7-day, chip-resistant wear. With all the incredible shine and durability, there are over 100 shades to pick from. For fully-rounded nail perfection, team with the cuticle eraser, RidgeFX and Solar Oil.

Glamoriser Hair Tools

I’ve already written about the huge rating I gave the Glamoriser Ultra Dryer (£99.99). I’ve teamed up with those beaut guys over there to offer readers a whopping 10% off everything from Glamoriser until 22nd December. Just enter LAUREN10 at checkout! Honestly, it’s the best haircare investment you’ll ever make.

Covet by Stella & Dot

Stella & Dot are often on the blog because I’m such a huge fan. Their new ‘Covet’ range is topping nearly all fashionista’s Christmas lists – especially this gorgeous necklace. Genuine diamonds set in a 14k gold chain, you can choose from white or yellow gold. I’m loving this white gold ‘pave intention’ necklace. Cute, dainty and reassuringly expensive. At £295 it’s a treat for that real someone special.

Remescar Eye Bags & Dark Circles

This party season (aka the silly season), one thing we all need is to cover our dark circles from one too many drinks the night before and no sleep. I’ve recently been using ‘Remescar Eye Bags & Dark Circles’. It works to diminish eye bags and for me, the look of dark circles. It does all this in an instant with just one application a day and costs just £29.95 (just think how much surgery costs).

 

Everything from Aromatherapy Associates

I’m a huge fan of holistic therapies and am a true believer that aromatherapy can help with many personal problems. That’s why I’m a huge fan of Aromatherapy Associates. This Support Breath Roller Ball and Support Breath Bath & Shower Oil is relaxation in a bottle. I’ve teamed up with the clever guys over there and am offering you 10% off anything – just use code SASSY10 at checkout. From bath & body to skincare to the home (the candles are AMAZING). Happy shopping!

Replica by Maison Margiela

With a quality distinct scent, Beach Walk by Maison Margiela reminds me of times spent near the ocean, the sea breeze in my hair and the serenity of the environment. At £85 a bottle, it’s one of my favourite gifts to give this Christmas. Don’t forget you can enter the competition to win a set worth £345 – details here. Hurry, it ends before Christmas.

Cecily Dresses

Everyone needs a classic red dress in their wardrobe and like the perfect little black dress, it’s got to be fitted, great quality and an investment. I can’t get enough of Cecily – you may have heard of them before, Holly Willoughby is a huge fan. At £350 it’s an investment you know you’ll get back over the years. With pretty sleeve detailing and nipped at the waist, what’s not to love?

Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Liquid Lipstick

The lipstick of 2016. It’s impossible not to love Anastasia Beverly Hills and difficult to stop obsessing over. Cult Beauty and Beauty Bay stock the beauty must have so fill your Christmas boots!

Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at The Sanderson

Afternoon tea in London is one of the top tourist attractions and whilst many claim to be the best, only a few actually make the break and top my list. Balthazar came in a close top as did The Charlotte St Hotel but my number one has to be the Mad Hatter’s themed tea at The Sanderson. A must do when in London. £48 per person.

Nuva Water in Tangerine & Mango, Raspberry & Blueberry, Watermelon & Melon

Regular readers will know just how obsessed I am with Nuva water. With absolutely no sugar, calories or even a trace of sweetener, I know they’re good for my skin (tick) and overall health (tick). Nuva is just totally natural spring water with a kiss of flavour. All without any added preservatives or additives. It’s a must for the busy girls hand bag. The best news? There’re three gorgeous new flavours. Watermelon and Melon, Tangerine and Mango and Raspberry and Blueberry. However you’re spending your weekend, make sure you’re hydrated.

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer

When I first tried out this Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer in Boots, I couldn’t help but marvel at the consistency. A little on the heavier side but not as thick as say an Estée Lauder double wear, it’s moisturising as well as a great colour. It’s a foundation-and-concealer in one for a natural look that lasts all day. And it does. You just need the occasional top up here and there but it’s practically perfect. Available in 21 shades, there will be one for you. Price, just £25 (and totally worth it).

 

 

Pure Balance Retreats

So you’ll have probably just read my blog post on this luxurious retreat offering guests a fully immersive mind, body and soul experience. It’s expensive but worth it, so if you really want to treat your loved one this Christmas, give it a go.

Johnny Loves Rosie Clutch & Jewels

Johnny Loves Rosie is a sweet little jewellery and accessories brand who were inspired by a true love story, (Johnny loved Rosie and showered her with gifts to win her heart). I love the ear cuffs (£24 top left), the necklaces and this stunning boxed clutch (£45) which I wore to the recent OK! Magazine Awards.

Asos Floral Hair Garland

At just £12, Asos are being super cost friendly here. I bought this for a wedding makeup trial (I won’t be actually wearing this on the day) and thought it was so cute! They’ve a few colours like this gorgeous red, perfect for Christmas day!

Rodial Snake Mask

Imagine those nose strips for your pores. Now consider the same type of thing for your entire face.

For noticeably different skin, this mask is something I buy over and over. £68 from Rodial.

Glo & Ray Sky Breaker Lasting Silky Eyeliner

Work it under eyes, over eyebrows, use as a pencil to add a little doodle to your cheeks for festivals or do as I did and fill the entire eye lid with it!

£5.50 from Glo & Ray.

Esteé Lauder 3 in 1 Brow Multitasker

This handy 3 in 1 eyebrow tool is literally changing the game. Super easy to use, available in 5 shades and priced just £21.

A must have in any stocking this Xmas.

Clinique Pop Lip Colour & Primer

 I get that horrible blue/purple lip tint when it’s super cold meaning that often my lip colour sits differently with a strange hue. But not with the Clinique Pop Lip Colour & Primer. I’ve shared my favourite pink tone before but this nude shade has quickly become my favourite December go-to. £16 great for the ladies stocking.