I have mentioned The English Soap Company before in a post here. I think they make the most beautiful, amazing selling soaps, I just keep wanting more!

This Lemon and Mandarin set is under £10 and would make such a great gift, for a friend, a relative, a co worker or even a teacher at school. Not only does the range smell divine, but their soaps always leave your hands super soft! You could even buy the set and give away two as gifts and keep one for yourself 🙂

I hadn’t heard of the Honey and Camomile one before but after just trying it in the bath, I love it so much. It has left my skin feeling nice and soft and I smell so good (If I can say so myself!). 

I think I need to invest in one of their candles to try 🙂

Sarah x


       

As much as I love having gel nails it takes SO long to do them! In a rush the Elegant touch 3 minute manicure is a life saver. They are so easy to use and at £7.99 a pack it is so much cheaper than getting your nails done professionally and they look just as good!

elegant touch 3 minute manicure

In the pack you get a nail file/buffer and a wipe to use before applying the nails. They also come in a variety of sizes(with lots of spares too) so you can pick the perfect ones to fit your nails.

You simply wipe your nails and file/buff them and then stick the nails on and hey presto, the perfect manicure.

elegant touch 3 minute manicure

I was so impressed with them and they lasted just over a week which I think is pretty amazing 🙂

elegant touch 3 minute manicure

Sarah x


       

Every time I see a new collection released by Mad Beauty, I love them even more! I think the biscuit range is so adorable and unique.

Mad Beauty: Biscuit edition

The range is so affordable and it just makes me hungry haha.

The range includes:
Tissues – £0.99 per pack
Mirrors –  £2.99 each (come in a variety of biscuit styles)
Mini nail files – £0.99 per pack (come in a variety of biscuit styles)
Lip gloss – £3.50 each (come in a variety of biscuit styles)
Hand sanitizer – £2.99 each (come in a variety of biscuit styles)

Most girls(and guys!) would use all of the above, they are all things that would be handy to pop into your bag or leave in your desk draw or in your car.

My favourite hand sanitizer is the one with party rings on as this smells like cherries, this is also great to take out and about. I always find myself using this 🙂

I really like the mirrors as they are a good size for me to carry one around in my make up bag. 

Sarah x


       

This manicure kit literally contains everything you need!

Kiss manicure kit

Contains: nail scissors, nail brush, nail clippers, cuticle nipper, 4-way buffer, 3 emery boards, cuticle pusher, double-sided nail file, double-sided metal nail file, 3 manicure sticks and it all comes in a handy pouch!

Kiss manicure kit


I have just sat down for half an hour and sorted out my nails, and toe nails, and so happy with how easy everything in the set is to use.

I prefer to use an emery board to a metal file, so after after using the clippers, I then filed my nails neatly and buffed them all. It is important to push your cuticles back too, not only so they look neat but also to help your nails grow.

We often neglect our nails and hands, buts something that get used daily, your nails get broken, your hands chapped, they take a battering! It is so so important to have a bit of “me” time and look after your nails!

Sarah x


       

Some people celebrate Valentine’s day, and others don’t, it is a personal preference. If you are looking to get your special someone a gift, I have put together a few ideas.

Bodycare

mad beauty bath fizzers

Mad beauty bath fizzers

£6.99

www.madbeauty.com

I LOVE Mad beauty, they have such an amazing range of gifts, not just for Valentine’s! The bath fizzers are a great gift, for anyone that loves to pamper themselves (I am a massive bath bomb fan!). I love the packaging for this range as it is multicoloured hearts and it is just such a lovely gift.

ren moroccan rose body wash

Ren Moroccan rose body wash

£32

The Ren moroccan rose range has got to be one of my favourite body ranges out there. I love the scent and have used the body lotion and oil before and just adore them.

Ren have teamed up with McQueens florists for this limited edition body wash. It is a great size(500ml) and I just love the design on the label.

jurlique rose body oil

Jurlique rose body oil
£38

I love the whole of the Jurlique rose range, the formulas, the scent, how gentle it is to your skin and how simple but beautiful the packaging is.

I have used a Jurlique facial oil before to help my acne and really helped. Even though the rose body oil is only 100ml it literally will last forever!

The oil is so luxurious and lovely to use after a relaxing bath, you don’t need to put it all over, you can use it wherever you like and it really is moisturising. It sinks in quickly so doesn’t leave you feeling oily which is a bonus 🙂

Amphora aromatics

Amphora Aromatics – Love it gift box
£11.95

This beautiful set contains a bath oil, massage oil and a body lotion. The bottles are a good size and this is really great value.

The bath oil smells so amazing, it contains lots of great oils that are good for your skin and the bottle contains enough for up to 8 baths. The massage oil can be used either on yourself or your partner and I like that is isn’t too oily if that makes sense. The body lotion is very hydrating and leaves your skin so soft and leaves you smelling divine!

*********************************


Makeup

urban decay vice lipsticks

Urban Decay vice lipsticks

£15 each

www.urbandecay.co.uk

I have been a massive fan of the vice range since it was first released, I have recently added the above three to my collection and wanted to add them into my gift guide as I think they would make great gifts.

The lipsticks are so pigmented and easy to apply, they last ages and come in a range of what seems like a gazillion colours.

From top to bottom:

Tryst

Obsessed

Morning After

I think the names in the range are great too 🙂

blank canvas brushes

Blank Canvas dimension series brushes
www.blankcanvascosmetics.com
Prices range from £6.50 to £14.50

These brushes are every mermaid/unicorn wannabees dream (including mine!). The colour is just beautiful. Why wouldn’t you be attracted to something so shiny and pretty and champagne pink?!

I am lucky to have got my hands on the F08 dome buffing brush and F06 bevelled foundation/contour brush. They are both such great quality and so lovely to use. A good brush really does make a difference and to your make up routine.

*********************************

Perfume

how to marry a millionaire perfume

How to marry a millionaire perfume
£20
Can be purchased from most major perfume retailers.

One of the coolest perfume bottles I have a seen, a massive diamond ring!
This perfume is inspired by the film starring Marilyn Monroe and smells really sweet.

*********************************

Skincare

Jurlique rose moisturising cream mask

Jurlique rose moisturising cream mask
£32.50

I have used the rose water balancing mist and face cream before so to add this cream mask into my beauty regime was really exciting. You can either use it as a mask for ten minutes or if your skin really needs saving, you can leave it on overnight.

It has so many great natural ingredients in and leaves your skin super hydrated and looking fresh and far more awake!

*********************************


Nail/Handcare

deborah lippmann nail set

Deborah Lippmann nail varnish set
£28
Available from February 2017 online at Harrods / Lookfantastic / Feelunique / Selfridges

This set contains 6 beautiful rosy nudes and wold be great for any nail polish fan or even someone that prefers natural looking nails as the colours are all very neutral.

I have always been a fan of this brand as they are easy to apply and seem to last ages. The packaging is gorgeous and I just love the names of them: life is rosy, the look of love and a trail of petals to name a few.

mad beauty hand cream

Mad beauty hand cream

£4.99

www.madbeauty.com

Another one from mad beauty.  This hand cream is also within the same eye catching packaging. It is the perfect size tube to carry around with you and I mean, you can’t have enough hand cream can you?!

Jurlique rose hand cream

Jurlique rose hand cream
£18

I have been using Jurlique hand creams for a few years now, a couple of Christmas’s ago I got a set of four different scents and instantly fell in love. Keeping in the theme of rose I wanted to include the rose hand cream.

This hand cream is the perfect size to carry around with you and with its non greasy formula and beautiful scent you can use it whenever you are in need. Particularly with the cold weather here at the moment hand creams have been a massive savour for me.

Crabtree & Evelyn - hand therapy

Crabtree & Evelyn – hand therapy
£6

I love their range of hand creams.  At only £6 each they are great value and the perfect size to leave in your desk, bag, car, pocket, wherever you may need one. They come in such a variety of scents and would make the perfect gift for any women(or man!).

They smell great and soak in quickly, what more would you want from a hand cream?!

the english soap company

For the one I love soap

£4.95

www.theenglishsoapcompany.com

As I have mentioned before, I love a good bar of soap. A great smelling soap is pretty good gift for anyone at any age.

I love the quality and luxuriousness of the soaps from The English Soap Company, you can really tell they take pride in their products and have put a lot of effort into the scents and delicate packaging.


*********************************

Haircare

Crazy Color conditioner for coloured hair

Crazy Color conditioner for coloured hair
£4.95

Products like this are a godsend for coloured hair. I have previously used the shampoo in this range for red hair but now my hair is multicoloured I cant use a specific colour product, so this is meant for any colour 🙂

This would be the perfect gift if your loved one has coloured hair!

Osmo matt salt spray

Osmo matt salt spray
£8.99 in Sallys

This salt spray is great to use to get the beach wave look. This is a great gift for male or female that loves their hair and likes to style it.

It is easy to use and you don’t need much, meaning the spray will last a long time!

*********************************

I hope I have inspired you with some of my gift selections 🙂

Keep your eye out for Part 2 tomorrow 🙂

Sarah x