Birchbox Vs Glossybox – Best Beauty Box?

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Almost everyone one of us knows that there are loads of subscription boxes out there in UK’s online market but not many of us knows which one is worth choosing, so I thought why not to share the best of best subscription boxes for women with you, sounds good right! You just need to sit back, relax and let me show you what the best is for you.

Birchbox

Birchbox is a well-known and UK’s #1 subscription box for women. Birchbox delivers a personalized box each month to you straight at your doorsteps, fully loaded with the products form well-known brands along with some exclusive products from the new brands which you won’t be able to find or purchase locally.

Birchbox is now known as the market leading subscription beauty box because of treating their subscribers with the perfect boxes and excitement every month.

If you want to subscribe to their service, their monthly subscription starts from £12.95.

Glossybox

While talking about beauty how can we not mention the Glossybox? Glossybox is another most popular beauty subscription box who keeps their subscribers more than happy and super satisfied by delivering them 5 exciting beauty products in a beautiful box each month right at their doorsteps. Honestly speaking, the moment you receive and open your box you will get a feeling that how beautifully this box was packed especially for you to ensure that you get the best of best they have more than 300 beauty enthusiasts around the world working to deliver you the best experience every month. Their monthly subscription starts from £13.95 but the products you receive are worth trying.

This was the best of all subscription boxes and I felt like I do need to share them with all of you. You can share your thoughts with me by dropping a comment below; I’d love to know what you think.

Sarah x

Christmas Gift Guide Series 2021 : Beauty & Haircare

This post contains gifted products:

Every year I like to put together a gift guide for Christmas. It can often be hard to buy for some people and I always struggle with thinking of ideas for certain people so like to plan ahead and share my ideas if anyone else is struggling!

Beauty & Haircare

Colour Me Beautiful – The Warm Collection

£75 for the set, it contains the following which can be purchased individually:

Colour Me Beautiful – Cream Lipstick

Shade Red Velvet

£14.90

Colour Me Beautiful – Refillable Compact (Empty)

£9.95

Colour Me Beautiful – Blush Powder Refill

Shade Salmon

£8.95

Colour Me Beautiful – Lip Gloss/ Cream Blush Refill

Shade Sunset Glow

£9.95

Colour Me Beautiful – Highlighter

Shade Golden Sand

£9.95

Colour Me Beautiful – Intense Eyeshadow

Shade Olive

£8.25

Colour Me Beautiful – Eyeshadow

Shades Cocoa, Smoke and Melon

£7.95 each

This is a really beautiful set of different complementing warm shades. They have so may other shades to pick from so you can build your own set depending on your colour preferences and you can create a unique set. Colour Me Beautiful’s refillable make-up compacts make perfect gifts and contain everything you need to ensure that mistakes in your make-up bag become a thing of the past. Available in either Cool or Warm each set comprises 4 eye shadows, 1 blush powder, 1 highlighter and a multi-purpose cream blush that can be used on cheeks or lips. Each compact also comes with a festive red lipstick, designed to complement the shades in the make-up palate, Red Carpet for the Cool and Red Velvet for the Warm collection.

ink Skincare – The One With Everything In It

£44.95

This set includes:

ink dip – cleansing face wash 100ml

This wash is easy to use and it cleanses your face without drying it out. I love the simple packaging of this range and it would be a great gift for anyone into skincare looking to try something new.

ink drop – face lotion with CBD 50ml

I like the way this feels when you apply it to your face and it soaks in well without leaving your face feeling greasy. It smells really good too.

ink spot – breakout balm with CBD 15ml

-anti inflammatory
-repairs and restores
-calming and soothing
-suitable for all skin types

This is great at calming any problem areas and is handy to keep in your bag.

ink wipe – cotton exfoliating cloth – pack of two

The cloths that come with the set feel really nice to use and they wash well.

FrizzBombUk – Microfibre Hair Wrap

£14.95

Available in purple, blue or pink

Microfibre Hair Wraps are so good for your hair if you are trying to prevent damage and frizz. Using one of these instead of a towel makes your hair smoother whilst it dries.
It also allows hair to soak in its moisture after washing and is so much better for your hair. Surprising how noticeable the difference is!

Seekology – Kind 2 – The sensitive one shampoo bar

£12.50

This is gentle and shine enhancing solid shampoo bar for dry, flaky or itchy scalps.  It is100% plastic free and lasts for 60 washes which is equivalent to 2 bottles of liquid shampoo. It lathers well and I cant believe how long it lasts! Doesn’t take up much space either if you find a nice little box to store it in between uses.

Splosh – Luxurious Shampoo

£3.45

This luxurious shampoo will leave your hair soft and shiny. It’s packed full of moisturisers including coconut oil, while the naturally derived ingredients will give you a refreshing and revitalising wash. It’s the world’s first liquid shampoo that you mix at home by adding water – so it’s a small revolution in a beautiful bottle. By refilling this way you are cutting down on transport and cutting out plastic waste. Really impressive!

Splosh – Moisturising Conditioner

£4.95

Prepare to be impressed by Splosh conditioner – with so many naturally derived ingredients your hair will be left feeling soft and shiny. It contains ingredients to moisturise, detangle and soften your hair. These include argan oil with its high content of vitamins and nutrients, shea butter to help repair split ends and castor oil to keep your hair shiny and glossy.

This unique cruelty free formulation was created after months of testing and is the world’s first conditioner to be refilled by a concentrate – just add water and shake.

Splosh – Shower Gel

£2.95

Their luxurious shower gel is rich in lather and packed with natural moisturising ingredients. Natural essential oils add beautiful scent and its available in three different scents. Best of all, the bottle is refillable so you’ve cut your plastic waste. For for a shower gel of this quality, it’s excellent value. This product is cruelty free, vegan friendly as well.

Neve’s Bees – Bee Happy Body Oil

£20

I am a massive fan of the brand and haven’t been disappointed with this body oil. 

It is a beautifully nourishing, lightweight body oil for soft, supple skin that glows with natural health. Enriched with a bright and cheerful citrus blend of pure natural essential oils to bring a smile to your face. Our blend of natural oils for skin care is suitable for all over body use and great to use after a bath, shower or dip in the great outdoors on slightly damp skin.

Grapefruit – “the ultimate party starter” and one of the most popular citrus oils in aromatherapy, with its uplifting and zingy fragrance that never fails to bring a welcome boost to the senses
Sweet Orange – adds a touch of cheer and help to create a positive, invigorating atmosphere
Bergamot – uplifting and calming, we’ve added it here to help with anxious and sad feelings
Jasmine –one of the most popular of all floral oils used in aromatherapy today. The divine rich, floral, and slightly fruity fragrance of Jasmine Absolute is wonderfully uplifting to the emotional system
Rose – the ultimate comforting oil – a perfect base note to this uplifting blend

Mindful Extracts – CBD Bath Bombs – 3 pack

£23.99

I am a massive bath bomb fan but hadn’t tried any CBD ones before so was excited to try these. Really impressed with the quality of the scents and how long lasting they lingered.

Their bergamot and lemon CBD bath bomb is a little ball of good vibes.

Their eucalyptus and peppermint CBD bath bomb is great for easing aches and recovery.

Their lavender CBD bath bomb is the ultimate ingredient for a good night’s sleep.

Mindful Extracts – CBD Lip Balm

£5.99

Infused with 50mg of full-spectrum CBD, this natural lip balm helps soothe dry, flaky, and cracked lips, and the high vitamin A, C and E content of hemp promotes healthy skin and helps fight natural ageing. Organic extra virgin coconut oil and organic shea butter nourishes the lips leaving them feeling smoother and softer, while the essential oils work their magic on your lips and taste amazing. Really handy to keep in your bag.

Wildefruit – Bright Spark Enzyme Oil

£15

Bright Spark Enzyme Oil helps to balance oily skin, reduce breakouts and soothe irritation to leave a bright and clear complexion.

British hempseed oil is high in linoleic acid which helps to soothe and balance oily skin. Enzymes from upcycled papaya seeds reduce breakouts and brighten the skin. Strawberry and blackcurrant seeds upcycled from the production of jam and juice, nourish and support the skin barrier helping to reduce inflammation and leave your skin with a dewy glow.

It feels so nice when you apply it to your face and really does help to plump your skin and keep your face hydrated.

Sofia Latif –  The Mini Edit

£35

The Mini Edit comes in a gift box containing:

  • Award-winning Face oil, 5ml
  • Multi award-winning Under-Eye oil, 5ml
  • Nourishing Body Oil, 20ml
  • Soothing Scalp Oil, 10ml

Suitable for all skin types, except those sensitive to essential oils and nuts.

This is a great way to try out the range without commuting to full size bottles. I love the design of the bottles and they are easy to use. I have really been enjoying the body oil as you only need a small amount and it leaves you really soft. It would make a really good gift idea.

Good Wash Day – Organic Jersey Cotton Hair Towel

£25

The good wash day towel is made from a really soft cotton almost like a t-shirt material and is to be used instead of a regular towel to be kinder to your hair. After using it you can notice your hair dries a lot less frizzy and its softer so I would recommend making the switch. It comes in a really good range of colours too.

Facepack Spa Facial

From £21.95

Give your skin the boost it deserves on top of your daily routine with a 10 step facial routine, complete with instructions and a step by step online video to follow that will leave your skin glowing! Each Box also contains some self-care treats too. This is a great idea and would make a really lovely gift, I love the added extras as well as the skincare, makes it feel really special.

Embryolisse Beauty Oil

£24.99

I have been obsessed with body oils this year and find them so much nicer to use than moisturiser as they lock in the moisture better. This one is enriched with active vegetable oils, this Embryolisse Beauty Oil moisturizes, nourishes and beautifies skin and hair. It is absorbed quickly leaving a non-greasy, satiny veil with a sweet floral scent. Multi-purpose care, for daily application on the face, body and hair. On the Face, Body & Hair, deeply nourishing dry areas, toning your complexion, drying with a non greasy stain finish. I love how it can be used on your hair too if you have dry ends.

Proverb – Scented Hand Sanitiser

£19.95 for 250ml

This sanitiser cleanses hands or equipment while creating an amazing aroma without leaving a sticky residue.  It is ideal for those who clean hands frequently, want a better sanitiser at work, suffer with irritation to most sanitisers or use yoga mats and gym equipment. It is made with natural anti-bacterial and cleansing wild peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender and geranium essential oils. It smells so good and it can be refilled to reduce plastic waste.

RUBIS Tweezers

£29

I love my pair of Rubis tweezers and they are my favourite ones to use as they are sharp and precise as well as being easy to use so I would definitely recommend this brand. They are made from rustproof stainless steel and are tested individually for balance and performance.

Percy Nobleman 1806 Beard Oil Christmas Cracker

£7

Celebrate this festive season by gifting the gentleman in your life a Percy Nobleman Christmas Cracker, perfect for under the tree, in the stocking over the fireplace, or next to your spread on the dining table. Percy Nobleman 1806 Beard Oil is a fantastic choice for gentlemen of all skill levels, fragranced with the fresh scent of Citrus, Musk and Amber. Inspired by Percy’s forefather, this Beard Oil is light and silky smooth, the perfect companion on new adventures and explorations to keep you looking sharp and nourished, wherever you may roam.

Percy Nobleman Beard Grooming Kit

£27

This Beard Grooming Kit contains travel-size versions of Percy’s best-selling products:

1 x Percy Nobleman Beard Conditioning Oil 50ml RRP: £12

1 x Percy Nobleman Beard Wash 50ml RRP: £12

1 x Percy Nobleman Beard Balm 20ml RRP: £10

1 x Miniature Beard & Moustache Comb RRP: £6

Bought separately: £40

Their products are always great quality and smell really good. This is the ideal set for anyone with a beard.

Pietro Simone – Rescue Recovery and Repair

£65

This brand are eco/ethical and sustainable and this range was recently featured as 1 of top 5 ethical skin care products in The Guardian in the ethical checklist.

This bio-gel recovery complex gives intense healing and comfort while balancing out an over-stressed and compromised epidermis.

It is so lovely to apply to the skin and really helps with any redness as well as helping to heal any blemishes and reduce any scarring you may have. You only need a small amount and it’s easy to dispense.

Transformulas – Marine Miracle The Skin Discovery Set

£80

Includes:

Marine Miracle EyeZone Advanced Eye Concentrate 10ml

Marine Miracle Crème Signature Moisturiser 50ml

30 Days Results

Day 1: With one application, skin is drenched in moisture, super boosting hydration levels for an immediate softening and plumping effect.

Day 7: Skin appears more cushioned, fine lines and wrinkles are less visible. Face is fresher looking.

Day 30: Skin is firmer, lines and wrinkles are minimised, skin appears plumper, more youthful and healthier looking.

Thos is a great set for anyone into skincare and looking to help with ageing and dryness. I have been a fan of this brand for a while and love trying their new skincare releases as I am always impressed.

I hope I have given you some inspiration 🙂

Sarah x

Naturecan

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I have been trying out the Naturecan CBD beauty range, which is sold in over 28 countries worldwide and loved by celebrities and sports personalities
They use premium ingredients and quality CBD which is known for its beauty benefits as well as aiding restfulness and easing anxiety.

Naturecan also have an extensive CBD product ranges of covering Protein, Snacks, Oils, and more.

The products I have been trying are:

Purify clay mask

I love a good clay mask. This one is rich in vital vitamins and minerals so is really good for your skin. It is perfect for sensitive, oily or combination skin and really easy to apply and leaves your skin feeling so clean.

Hydrate moisturiser

This facial moisturiser helps to moisture your skin without leave it greasy or oily. It applies well and soaks in quickly. It contains lots of antioxidants to help to plump the skin and combat signs of ageing. It is also good for sensitive skin.

Restore hand cream

This hand cream soaks in really well and smells nice. It helps to restore your body’s natural moisture, and includes avocado oil, nourishing cocoa butter, hemp seed oil and added vitamin E to protect skin from everyday irritants and the elements. Ideal to use right now when we are all washing our hands more often and using a lot of sanitiser.

Nourish multi use balm

I love multi blame as they are so handy to carry around in your bag to use as a facial moisturiser, to put on your cuticles, to calm dry ends on your hair, you can use a balm for so many different things. It contains vitamin E as well as shea butter so is really kind to your skin. You can even use on your lips if they are dry.

Care and protect lip balm

I really like this lip balm, I find you only need a small amount and it moisturises your lips well. Teamed with soothing shea butter and nourishing coconut oil, this CBD lip balm targets cracked skin, helping to ease pain and inflammation and leave lips feeling soft and smooth.

I have really enjoyed trying out these differed CBD products 🙂

Sarah x

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021

This post contains gifted products:

If you have been a reader for a while you will know that I love putting together gift guides.

With Father’s Day approaching, it can be difficult to decide what to buy, especially if you have multiple people to buy for. For me, I usually have to decide on presents for my dad, my step dad, my father in law and my grandad. It can get difficult trying to pick what to buy everyone.

I know shopping is difficult at the moment with Covid restrictions in the UK but all of the ideas I have mentioned can be purchased online and if you don’t live with the recipient you can simply get it sent direct to their house.

Accessories

Personalised Wallet

£24.95

This black leather personalised card holder from Visconti, is embossed by Engravers Guild of London with either gold foil, silver foil or blind.

This card holder offers six credit card pockets and a central slip compartment for daily essentials such as notes or coins. It is designed to offer a more discrete line when carried in a pocket.

It has been hand crafted from vegetable tan leather and finished with a luxurious lining.

The black leather card holder measures 8cm by 10cm and is delivered in a signature Visconti presentation box.

Trendhim – Lannie Black Foldable Bum Bag

£39

This black bum bag is crafted from lightweight fabric and fitted with 4 zipped pockets that’ll hold your phone, keys and wallet – all of your daily must-haves. It is made out of durable material and is water resistant.

The adjustable, buckled strap is great for when you want to go hands-free and can be worn across the body or around your waist. When travelling or not using the bag you can fold it inside the inner zipped pocket.

Skincare

SB Lux Whipped Shea Nourishing Butter

£16

This cruelty free, vegan and sulphate free butter is rich in Vitamins A, E & F, as well as fatty acids, as well as being infused with Lavender, Rose Geranium and Honey fragrances, giving it a fresh delicate aroma. 

Shea Butter is highly nutritious for the skin & is very moisturising and works wonderfully in conditioning and toning the skin. It melts deep into the epidermis without clogging pores, allowing the skin to breathe freely.

SB Lux Black Clay & Liquorice Illuminating Face Mask

£17

This delicious smelling Face Mask contains dead sea mud, kaolin clay, activated charcoal and liquorice root extract. Infused with Blackberry and Ylang Ylang Essential Oil blend, these ingredients work together to produce a spa at home feel. 

The activated charcoal mask helps draw out bacteria as well as dirt and impurities from the surface of the skin. The liquorice root acts as an anti-inflammatory soothing agent, whilst the black clay and kaolin clay provide a deep cleanse and radiant skin. It leaves your face feeling so clean and smooth.

Beeutifal Man – Black Pepper & Sandalwood Facial Balm

£22.50

Beeutiful’s blend of beeswax & jojoba oil are teamed with masculine black pepper & sandalwood in this light but hydrating facial balm. With anti-inflammatory, astringent & soothing properties skin is instantly hydrated whilst also protected from the elements & all without clogging pores. It smells really good and with zero water content a balm goes a long way & you’ll need less than you do a cream. Less is more with a balm so start with a pea sized amount & add more if necessary.

Jim’s Bricks – Shower

£3.75

Jim’s shower bricks are made with coconut oil, olive oil, water and castor oil. The scented bricks also have essential oils added. They come in a great range of scents and are so easy to use. You can use the shower bricks for both body and hair.

Jim’s Bricks – Shampoo

£3.95 each

Jim’s shampoo bricks are very similar to the shower bricks but they have an added conditioning ingredient (cocoa butter) for your hair. They come in the same great scents as the shower bricks so you can mix them up or use the same scents at once.

Jim’s Bricks – Brick Tray

£5

The best way to store your brick is out of the shower on a holder that lets the water drain off and allows your brick to dry and be ready for your next use.

Their wooden brick tray is perfect for this job.They are made locally to them, these beautifully crafted trays are made from FSC Beech wood. They are grooved on both sides for maximum drainage and use, these wooden holders are the perfect tray for your bricks.

Gruum- Ultimate Beard Kit

£50

The ultimate beard kit contains:

1 x Washbag

1 x Beard oil

1 x Beard wax

1 x Beard comb

1 x Exfoliating face wash

1 x Gentle moisturiser

1 x Rejuvenating facial tonic

Built with practicality in mind this kit has everything you need without taking up too much space in your bathroom. It is designed to look after your skin beneath, as well as your facial fuzz itself.

This set contains the kóri Exfoliating Face Wash to brighten complexion, pür Gentle Moisturiser to rehydrate the skin and the gösta Rejuvenating Facial Tonic to refresh. The bård Beard Shampoo, leif Beard Oil, tor Beard Wax and limited edition comb keep your fuzz looking fresh, with natural beeswax and Argan and Jojoba Oil working together to nourish and shape the hair.

Rubis Sweezers

£14.50

These Rubis sweezers are precise and reliable. The angled precision tip reliably holds even the smallest hairs across the entire tip. Eyebrows can be easily plucked and shaped into a perfect shape.

They are Hand-made in perfection. Each individual tweezers are made in Switzerland, checked by hand, sanded and precisely matched to each other.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Fluide

£28

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Fluide is a velvety smooth lotion that replenishes the moisture your skin needs, leaving it soft and supple. You can apply it to your entire body after a bath or shower to seal in moisture. It is a lighter version of the famous Lait-Crème Concentré that contains the same natural, nourishing and hydrating active ingredients. It is quickly absorbed, it leaves skin smooth, soft and supple.

Food & Drink

Two Brooks Hard Seltzers

Available in 3 flavours

12 cans for £23.99

These gluten free and vegan drinks from Two Brooks are all about the natural and the simple, the coming together of fruit spirit on the one hand, perfectly balanced with sparkling water on the other. It is a light and refreshing mixed drink gently infused with natural fruit flavours – nothing more, nothing less.

They come in three flavours: Mango, Lime & Mint and Passion Fruit.

Il Gusto – Elysee Bottle of H Gin

£26.50

The Elysee bottle filled with Il gusto gin is the perfect personalised gift for every occasion.

All the IL Gusto Gins are Handcrafted and they work with French gin producers to source gins of exceptional quality in exclusivity for the UK.

You can choose from 13 gin flavours and they also have different bottle options and other liquors or even a good selection of oils and vinegars for those that don’t drink alcohol. You can also have the bottle personalised.

The Chuckling Cheese Company – You’re Not Old, You’re Vintage

£25

This vintage box contains:

• Vintage Cheddar – a 3 and a half year old Cheddar with a bite!

• Charcoal Cheddar –  a popular cheddar infused with edible charcoal.

• Strongest Cheddar –  a 2 and half year old cheddar with an intense tangy flavour.

• Batemans Vintage Ale special limited-edition beer based on a 40-year-old barley wine. 

• A pack of pork scratchings, perfect size bag of pork scratchings that are ideal for snacking.

• A pack of interesting flavoured Pipers crisps.

• A bottle of comedy age related beer.

It is a great selection of food and drink that would make a really great gift. They have so many other boxes to pick from too.

Haribo Starmix Gift Box

Haribo Football Mix Share Size

Both can be bought from Heron Foods, B&M, Sainsbury’s, Spar and Co-op – Prices vary.

If you want a gift that is as sweet as Starmix, the cute Haribo starmix giftbox packed with the iconic Egg, Ring, Bear, Cola Bottle and Heart shaped pieces is a real treat. It is a family favourite for over 25 years, and will certainly deliver a moment of childlike happiness for Dad.

Let’s not forget about their Football Mix. With its football shaped, fruity pieces you’ll be sure to score with this pocket money gesture for all those footy fans out there!

Honeybuns Gift Box

Pricing depends on cake options selected. I picked out a tin of 8 x chocolatey cake slices including : brownies/blondies/choc caramel shortbread & more. All gluten free plus vegan options.

Honeybuns have a great range of cakes and you can make up your own tin with whatever cakes you want. They are all individually wrapped for freshness.

Find Me A Gift – Personalised Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar

£12.99

You can choose from 360g or 850g of delicious Dairy Milk chocolate, depending on just how much they adore Cadbury Dairy Milk – and how much their stomach can take of it, too.

With a heart motif on each bar sleeve, they will know just how much you care, because everyone needs reminding that they’re loved every once in a while.

You can personalise the chocolate bar with a name of up to twelve characters, so everyone knows exactly who it belongs to!

Find Me A Gift – Personalised Old Fashioned Sweet Shop

£20.99

Designed to look like a traditional, old fashioned sweet shop, with a candy striped roof and a window full of goodies, as well as being finished with a personalised gift card with a name and message of your choice, this beautiful gift box is bursting with nostalgic magic!

It includes Flying Saucers, Love Hearts, Cola Bottles, Lovely Lollies, Parma Violets, and so much more. Perfect for someone who has a serious sweet tooth!

Find me a gift have such a great range of Father’s day gifts to pick from.

Traeger Grills BBQ Rubs

Pricing depends on stockist

Whether you’re cooking meat, fish or vegetables the range includes something for all tastebuds. From jerky, coffee and veggie rubs to a signature Traeger rub or the irresistible Apricot BBQ sauce, this tasty collection is sure to deliver BBQ perfection every time.

Traeger’s range of accessories, rubs, sauces and wood pellets are available from Dobbies, Hillier’s and The Orchard (Ireland) and leading independent garden centres all over the UK.

They are so easy to use and create some really great flavours!

Prezzybox – Personalised Football Cadbury Favorites Box

£24.99

Score some extra points on Father’s day with this sweet Personalised Football Favorites Box.

A brilliant gift for someone who loves a bit of footy, this box of goodness is packed full with 20 45g Cadbury Dairy Milk bars – that they can enjoy while watching their fave team play.

The bespoke outer sleeve can be personalised with their team, name and a sweet message.

ChocFACE Edible chocolate box

£14.95

ChocFACE can turn your treasured photo memories into delicious Belgian chocolates, presented in a gift box that fits through the letter box. It’s the ideal gift for Fathers day.

Each square of chocolate is printed with edible inks and they are so easy to design. You simply upload your snaps online and create a box of chocolate photos entirely personal to you and the recipient.

ChocFACE uses edible colour printed onto a top layer of white chocolate to create remarkable image resolution. This in turn sits on a Belgian milk chocolate base to create a deliciously tasty treat. Each box contains one large, printed chocolate slab and five smaller ones.

Homeware

Sussex Wax Melt Co – Perfume Trio – Him

£5

Sussex wax melt co produce beautifully smelling wax melts and this trio is a great try me pack.

Sauvage has top notes of Bergamot and features Ambroxan which creates a luxurious woody scent.

One Million features top notes of grapefruit, blood orange and rose, spiced with cinnamon and mint. Mingling with the soft white woods are patchouli, amber and leather.

Bleu is a dark sophisticated fragrance with herbaceous top notes of lavender, basil, cypress and chamomile freshened with grapefruit, lemon and bergamot resting on an intense woody accord of patchouli, vetiver, sandal, musk, amber and cedarwood.

Pack contains 2 of each scent (6 in total)

Six Yards Out – Arsenal 1991-93 Away Shirt Retro Football Mug

£9.99

This retro Arsenal football Shirt has been brought back to life with a retro football mug. This Arsenal mug is from the 1991, 1992 & 1993 seasons. 

Their retro football mugs are designed to be as close to the shirt as possible and you can also request a shirt of your choice to be made into a mug. They are dishwasher proof and microwave safe.

Asda Photo – Premium Canvas 16×24″ (40x60cm)

£39

Price depends on type of canvas and size

Canvas prints are a great way to brighten up any plain wall. You can choose from a range of single, large or multiple canvases to create the perfect unique gift for him.

The canvas prints from asda are always such great quality and you can stretch them further if required. They are easy to hang up and always look really good.

Find Me A Gift – G Clamp Bottle Opener

£11.99

This G Clamp Bottle Opener is quick and easy to use. Simply clamp it temporarily to a table, bench, counter or shelf (basically the closest thing with a jut to them) and open bottle after bottle with ease, making that drink so much more tasteful and enjoyable. 

This is a great gift if he is into DIY or has an at home bar.

Prezzybox – Sound Asleep iMusic Pillow

£14.99

This soft pillow is not only a place to put your sleepy head but it has speakers built inside so you can relax with no headphones and listen to your music in your pillow.

The speakers are inside of the pillow and make it a lot easier and more comfortable to listen to your music as you nod off. You can slowly drift off listening to your favourite music every night.

All you need to do is connect your pillow to something to play your music from, it’s all connected through the headphone jack!

I really hope I have inspired you and given you some good ideas!

Sarah x

SOS Skincare

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SOS Serum Skincare offers a range of skin care products that help keep skin healthy and protected, designed to complement, and nurture. Their range of products help to soothe, heal and moisturise the skin providing ‘The answer to sensitive skin.’

SOS SPF 50 Sun Cream

This is a great sun cream to use on hour face as is designed to be used on delicate skin and can be used near the eyes if needed. You only need a small amount and it soaks into the skin well. it’s a high factor but this is ideal for your face and for everyday wear during the summer as you really want to protect your skin from harmful rays that can damage and age your face. It also helps to reduce wrinkles and increases your skins firmness!

SOS H2O Day Serum

This is light enough to be used in the day but can also be used at night if you prefer. It has active plant stem cells to stimulate new skin cell production and improve skin elasticity as well as Anti-ageing ingredients that have been shown to reduce wrinkles, improve skin firmness, tone and significantly improve skin hydration.

It soaks well into your skin and you only need a small amount to cover your whole face. It leaves your face looking plumper and more hydrated and I really like the feel of my skin after using it.

SOS Protect Hand Sanitiser

This is a Benzalkonium Chloride-based hand sanitiser rather than Alcohol. Benzalkonium Chloride-based hand sanitisers have a greater sustained antibacterial activity than alcohol-based ones.

SOS Protect dries fast but slightly slower than alcohol-based hand sanitisers allowing more than the minimum contact time for complete efficacious coverage & delivers up to 3 hours of residual protection.

I really like the size of the bottle and the pump dispenser, it gives you the perfect amount you need to use and it doesn’t dry out your hands!

Sarah x

Tips For Choosing Skincare

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We are finally heading into the sunnier part of the year and therefore it is time to get a good skincare routine in place. The change in weather can often leave your skin feeling too dry or too oily – particularly if you keep using the same skincare routine that you were using in the cold winter months filled with time spent indoors and in the bath. When it comes to your skin there are a whole host of things that you need to think about and consider. Below we have put together a list of things you need to think about with your skincare.

Think of what you want it to achieve

There are many things you need to consider when choosing your skincare and the first of these is what you actually want it to achieve. Are you looking for products that will help with how to deal with skin redness? Are you looking to combat acne scarring? Or perhaps you have severely dry skin that you want to sort. No matter the reason there will be something out there that can help, it is just important you tailor your products for what it is that you want to achieve.

Consider what you get for the cost

Some skincare can be ridiculously overpriced so ensure that you are getting the right bang for your buck. It is a good idea to look at other online reviews from people beforehand so you can see if the product you want is really worth it. If the product you have your eye on is really expensive, then it might be worth seeing if you can get a sample size beforehand so you can try it out. This way you can see if it is worth it or not before shelling out on it.

Are there ethical reasons?

Unfortunately, some products out there have been tested on animals, or contain ingredients that aren’t vegan. This is why it is a good idea to do research into a brand before you buy their products, particularly if you haven’t heard of the company before. With so many brands out there, you will be able to find plenty that fit in with your ethical guidelines but you will need to research first.

What are the ingredients?

If you have any sensitivities it is a good idea to check the list of ingredients before buying a product. Even products that you love and use regularly can mix up their ingredients from time to time if they update it, so ensure that you check and compare old and new bottles or pots each time you buy a new one. 

These are just a few tips for choosing skin care products. Taking care of your skin is so important and that is why you need to make sure you make the right decisions. You only have one skin and so you want to take care of it. What are some top skincare rules or tips that you ensure you always adhere to? Let us know!

Sarah x