Valentines Day gift guide: Part 1

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.


mad beauty bath fizzers

Mad beauty bath fizzers


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


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

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

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!



urban decay vice lipsticks

Urban Decay vice lipsticks

£15 each

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:



Morning After

I think the names in the range are great too 🙂

blank canvas brushes

Blank Canvas dimension series brushes
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.



how to marry a millionaire perfume

How to marry a millionaire perfume
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.



Jurlique rose moisturising cream mask

Jurlique rose moisturising cream mask

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!



deborah lippmann nail set

Deborah Lippmann nail varnish set
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


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

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

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


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.



Crazy Color conditioner for coloured hair

Crazy Color conditioner for coloured hair

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


Christmas Gift Guide 1 of 8: Bodycare

This year I have put together a Christmas gift guide, they could be presents for a family member, a friend or even a treat for yourself!

I have put them into categories the best I can and I have put very short reviews on each product. If you want to know more about any of the products tweet me @sarahtrademark and we can have a chat 🙂


Ren body set

Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Body Duo


This set includes:

200ml Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash

200ml Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion

Rose Otto is one of the most popular Ren scents and my personal favourite. The body wash leaves you feeling fresh and clean and the moisturiser leaves you feeling soft and leaves that beautiful scent on your skin.

The english soap company

The English Soap Company – Angel Large Bath Soap


This bar of soap smells quite fruity and is a decent size bar. I really like this soap brand and feel like they have something for everyone/every occasion.

The english soap company

The English Company – Winter Village Guest Soap


The luxury guest soaps come in this beautiful package, similar to the large ones, but it is not just a mini bar, it is three heart shape pieces of soap. These look great in the bathroom and look too nice to use!

Mad beauty crackers

Mad Beauty cracker set


This contains 4 Christmas crackers which each have 1 bubble bath inside in festive fragrances – Christmas cranberry, amazing almond, very vanilla & super strawberry.

Delight touch

Delight Touch
Organic chocolate and pineapple daily scrub

This scrub can be used on your body or face. It is very gentle to use and kind to your skin as it is organic and contains a mixture of natural ingredients. I really like this range and the products are very delicate on your skin and this one smells great.

Mandarin and vanilla self tan

I like to use this as a gradual tan every few days instead of my usual moisturiser. The colour comes out well and looks very natural and sun kissed. Again, it has all natural and organic ingredients and  is really good for your skin. I find it very moisturising too as often tans can be drying.

Fake tan

Fake tan

White to brown
Dark desire self tan kit

This kit is great value for money. It contains:
1 x Tan
1 x Body wash
1 x Application gloves

The body wash helps to prolong the tan and ensure an even fade, I found this really good to use. The tan itself was easy to apply and it was a nice colour. It looked like I had been away on holiday and I looked really well. I think this set is great for anyone wanting to tan and to try different brands.

Fake tan

Fake tan

Be Bella Bronzed

This kit contains
Rapid self tanning mousse
Luxury tanning mitt
Self tanning tinted lotion

This tan has a great colour and comes in such a great kit, everything you need! I usually prefer a mousse as it is easier to apply with a mitt but this also has the lotion in 🙂

The tan dries quickly and is very long lasting. It lasts nearly a week without having to reapply!

Soap and glory

Soap and glory
Foam & fortune

This kit contains:
CLEAN ON ME™ Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel (75ml)
THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER™ Body Butter (50ml)
THE SCRUB OF YOUR LIFE™ Super-Smoothing Body Buffer (50ml)
SUGAR CRUSH™ Body Wash (75ml)
SUGAR CRUSH™ Body Buttercream (50ml)
SUGAR CRUSH™ Body Scrub (50ml)
SUDSY PUFF Body Polisher

And the box even plays a tune!!

Soap and Glory gift sets are always popular at Christmas and great for anyone that loves to pamper themselves. Sugar crush is one of my favourite scents 🙂

Ghost whitelight

Ghost Whitelight

Ghost is a perfume that everyone seems to know and love. They have bought out many variations of it and they all smell great. This one is exclusive to The Perfume Shop and I just love the style of the bottle.

I would say this is more of a summery fragrance as it is quite fruity, but at the same time, this could be a fun one to wear in the evening. it would make a great gift for anyone that usually wears something from the Ghost range and the fact it is an exclusive makes it that little bit more special.

Sarah x



So, I have never done one of these before but with Christmas coming up I decided to put together a gift guide to help give you some ideas if you still have shopping to do! I have split it into sections and will be posting them over the course of the next week so come back everyday this week for a new one 🙂

Starting of with…

Face and body

dermalogica active moist


Dermalogica active moist set


The set contains the Active Moist moisturiser for normal/oilier skin, a travel sized Dermal Clay Cleanser and a limited edition facial cleansing mitt. It is important to keep your face moisturised even with oily skin. I used to think I didn’t have to but it has actually helped my skin and made it less oily by using something like this. The mitt is also great to help keep your skin clean and remove dead skin cells.


Ren glow and go set


This cute set consists of 20ml Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial and 20ml Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask. It is a great idea if you haven’t tried something before to buy a set like this as its a cheap way to try something new as the tubes are the perfect size to give you a chance to try them without committing to buying something full size. I love the mask in this set, it really does make a difference to your skin! Ren also have some other great sets on their website, I love their Moroccan rose range.


Chambers & co carrot tissue foot balm


The foot balm is a great product to put on before bed so it works it’s magic and gives you super soft feet when you wake up! The tub is a good size (75ml) and you only need a small amount.




Chambers & co aloe vera hand balm



I am a massive aloe vera fan and this hand balm also contains coconut oil (another favourite of mine). This hand balm soaks in fast and smells great. Again, the size of the pot means it will last forever! I think hand creams and things like that are always great as a stocking filler.




Sukin love your skin set

Available from Holland & Barrett, Whole Foods, and Independent Stockists nationwide.


This set includes a foaming facial cleanser, hydrating mist toner and a facial moisturiser. It is a great “try me” set if you haven’t used this brand before. It is all natural and kind to skin. The products leave your face feeling like you have had a really deep clean but without feeling sore or sensitive. Natural products are great for people with sensitive skin.


Hollyberry eyelash growth serum


I have tried this now for a few weeks, I have been a fan of eyelash serums for a while now but after running out of my last one I wanted to find an affordable alternative (most are anywhere from £40+) so to find this and such a great price, I just had to try it. My eyelashes are looking as great as ever and people often comment on them so it must be working 🙂


Hollyberry Vitamin C serum


I also tried a serum by Hollyberry, I only started using serums in the past year but they really are great for your skin. This has really helped me keep my skin moisturised, especially now winter is coming. I find having the heating on really dries out my skin but this brings it back to life!


Aromatherapy Associates – relax and revive


I am a massive fan of this brand. Having used their bath oils before I wanted to try more of their range. This set contains two oils: deep relax and revive morning. I love the relax one in the evening after a long bath , really helps me to chill out.


Aromatherapy Associates – the star


This would be great to hang on your tree as a small gift for someone or a secret santa. It is the revive morning and I love oils like this to put in the bath. I usually think of relaxing when I think of bath oils but this is actually one to make you feel more awake after a morning bath. Great if you have to wake up early and want a pick me up in the bath.


Aromatherapy Associates – nourishing enrich


This set includes the nourishing enrich body oil, polishing natural exfoliating scrub and the nourishing enrich body butter. It is a great set as it includes everything you need to become super soft. The scrub is so lovely to use in the bath and if you then use the oil when you get out, your skin honestly feels amazing. You can use the oil and the body butter together but I find they are so rich you only need one or the other.


The Refinery face mask


The refinery is a range designed for men, so I let my husband have this range to try. I think it is important for men to look after their skin but I know they often don’t want to use “girly” skincare and would much prefer a range specifically for men. The packaging is also very simple which I think looks good. A face mask is great to use as a pick me up and its important to deep cleanse your skin regularly.


The Refinery revitalising moisturiser


Nick really liked this moisturiser as he often get a slightly dry face after shaving. It is important to keep your skin hydrated, especially if you shave it daily. This was a big thumbs up!


The Refinery face wash


This is great as a daily face wash to help keep your skin clean and healthy. As Nick does a lot of outdoor hobbies it is important that he washes his face properly to remove any dirt and he also needs to look after his skin from being exposed to the wind and rain a lot.



Tazeka aromatherapy

Non stop thoughts

These cute roller-balls are designed to help with specific things. There are so many to chose from but for me I needed help to calm down and help my head. The non stop thoughts blend is designed to calm you down and target your mental muscles.You can put it on your wrists, temples and neck and its aim is to chill you out. Being a 24/7 worrier I needed something like this. Whenever I get really stressed I have a sniff of it and apply it. I don’t know how it does it but it chills me out.



Tazeka aromatherapy

Headache helper

This is similar to the one above, it can be applied to the same places as well as being sniffed direct from the roller-ball. I suffer migraines and have to take daily medication for them but recently found that smelling lavender helps. It is one of the ingredients in this and I find if I use this just as I feel a migraine coming on it helps to almost cool my head down and makes it feel slightly better.



Tazeka aromatherapy

Tension tonic

This is great for anyone that suffers with anxiety(I occasionally do, being a worrier and stressing about everything, hating anything that isn’t part of my routine). Sometimes you just need something to calm yourself down and tablets and things like that aren’t always the answer as they have side affects or make you not feel yourself. This is great to just help you calm down a little and you need to just take a little time to sit down and relax with this on your pulse points. I would love to know if any of you have tried products like this before?



Bee Good – Mix it up lip duo
This set contains two lip balms:
Vanilla & Honey
Raspberry & White Chocolate
Both leave your lips feeling extra soft! I get such bad lips in the winter so something like this is great. Bee good are becoming one of my favourite brands because all of their products feel so good to use and they are so good for you! I love things that contain beeswax and natural vitamin E. They are the perfect size to pop in your bag or desk draw so you can keep your lips hydrated all day. My favourite is the Vanilla & Honey one as it smells great and tastes good (not that I ate it, but you know what I mean!)



Jurlique hand care collection
I have been in love with this brand for over a year now, their products are always so lovely. It is a more expensive brand but definitely worth the money! This set contains 4 different hand creams in a beautiful box. Each hand cream is individually packaged so if you didnt want to give someone a whole set you could split it up and make 4 presents out of it! (The hand creams are usually £18 each). My favourite is the lavender, I absolutely love this one. The tubes are a good size and I always like to have a hand cream on my desk at work, and another at home so this set is great as I can use them all at the same time! They are smell great, not too overpowering, but enough of a scent to linger for a while. The cream soaks in well and doesn’t leave you greasy, just feeling soft and smelling good!


Freeman beauty face masks

£1.50 each

Face masks are a great stocking filler and a great way to try different products. They are inexpensive and I often find one sachet is actually enough to share, so two of you can use it. Great for pamper evenings! I am a big fan of clay masks as I feel they give your skin such a good deep clean. My face always feels so good after a face mask.


Freeman bare foot range
£1.50 each
Freeman also have a great range of foot products, including a variety of scrubs and lotions, which would make a good stocking filler. The sachets are quite big and there is definitely enough for two uses in each one. It is such a great way to try different products 🙂


Barcelona sublime oil


This oil smells amazing and leaves your skin with a very healthy looking glow along with a shimmer in the light. Body oils are a big thing right now, there are so many you can get and you can use them anywhere on your body and also in your hair. I love this on my arms and legs and also tried a small amount in my hair, it made it look a lot healthier as normally my hair is very dry.



Luxury spa set


This cute set contains soap, bath soaks and a candle, all tuberose and jasmine. You can smell the products as soon as you open the box and this would be a great gift for anyone that appreciates nice toiletries. The soap is handmade and its the kind of thing you want to save for best. The candle has the same scent which would be great to light in the bathroom whilst you were having a relaxing bath. You also get a decent amount of bath soak grains, enough for a few baths 🙂



Jo Malone English pear and freesia body and hand wash


Since I had my hand and arm massage at the word duty free store I have been in love with Jo Malone. My favourite scent is the English pear and freesia, I have never smelt anything like it before! The hand wash is great, It is one of those products that would make a great gift as you wouldn’t usually buy something like this for yourself, its an extra special treat. You only need a small amount, I kind of want to just keep it as decoration the bottle is so pretty!


Jo Malone English pear and freesia body creme


This body creme is amazing. I first tried it in store and it left my hands and arms so smooth and all day I kept getting a whiff of the scent. It leaves you amazingly soft and also smelling good for the rest of the day! I love the design of Jo Malone products and it will look great on the side in my newly tiled bathroom!


I hope you enjoyed reading this and I hope it has helped to inspire you for gift ideas!

Sarah x



Please note the items featured are a mixture of things I have purchased myself, things I have won(I enter lots of competitions!) and PR samples.