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21 December 2017

- Clive Christian Seasonal Wishlist -

With Christmas being a few days away and most of us likely hoping to awake to one of our favourite bottles of perfume in our stockings, I thought I would share my perfume wishlist from Clive Christian- you can view Clive Christians products here: Luxury Fragrance Gift Sets

Throughout the seasons I find that my taste in perfumes change. For example, I always feel that you should match the smell of your perfume to the vision that you have of each season in your mind. For me, I think of spring being slightly fresh with lots of flowers, so I feel it is lovely to wear a lighter, more floral scent and then in the winter it's all about the cosy log fire, so I then prefer a heavier musky scent. 

So rather than a normal Wishlist I am going to share with you my seasonal favourites. I hope this also gives you some ideas of what scents you think go best with the seasons. Here we have my 'Clive Christian Seasonal Wishlist'...


Spring.

I feel that spring is just the time to wear light girly scents. Like I said, to me, spring means fields upon fields of flowers and green grass and I think this is just the most perfect and happy thought to match your fragrance up to. So I have picked the The Private Collection - C Green Floral. This perfume contains notes of fruit, floral and grass- I personally don't think you could get any closer to my vision of spring in a bottle. 







Summer 

In my mind summer just screams citrus. Citrus scents have such a refreshing feel to them and are always uplifting clean smells, so in the summer this just needs to be reflected in your perfume. For this reason, I have chosen the Original Collection, Feminine Edition in Citrus. Not only does this perfume keep the light floral feel from spring, but with its top note being bergamot oranges it really gives you that citrus zing. One think I love is that this scent also has a woody base note which means it's a great scent to take you into autumn.


Autumn

Autumn is that time of year where the streets are sprinkled with leaves of all shades of orange and your jumpers start to make an appearance, so why not also keep that heart-warming feel with you in your perfume. For autumn I like going for slightly heavier, cosy scents but not too cosy, as we still need to feel refreshed because there is work to be done! For this I have chosen The Private Collection - C Woody Leather, this perfume has a smokiness to it with its notes of saffron and tobacco but also keeps you feeling refreshed with mandarin. You can probably tell by now I love to have citrus throughout most perfumes I wear, as for me citrus is a productive smell- I think this perfume sounds absolutely amazing!


Winter

The final perfume on my Wishlist is for my favourite time of the year, winter! This is the time of year that I feel you can go as musky and heavy with your perfume as you wish, it's the time of year for cosying up and getting ready for Christmas. 

Winter makes me think of log fires, candles and of course sitting under the most luxurious blanket whilst watching your favourite films and all of these things mean that I have to choose the most woody scent that I could find. So here it is my ultimate pick for this Wishlist, The Absolute Collection Sandalwood Crystal

Perfume really is so magical. It can mentally transport you back to some really special times, remind you of people you've crossed paths with, completely change your mood and add to your confidence. 

The scent of a person is always my first and lasting impression of someone. It is such a personal thing and our choices of scents are what make each and every one of us so individual.

If you fancy the chance of winning some goodies from Clive Christian, they are running an advent calendar competition everyday up until Christmas over on their Instagram. 

How to enter: Everyday Clive Christian is hiding Advent Baubles on his website, along with a clue on Instagram. Once you have found the bauble you must screenshot it, post your screenshot onto your Instagram profile and make sure to tag @clivechristianperfume and that is it, it's that simple! 

                                                 Clive Christian Instagram - Here
                                                 Clive Christian website - Here

Best of luck and the happiest Christmas to you all!  

18 December 2017

- Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide -

With Christmas having approached far too quickly for my brain to comprehend, I have left my Christmas shopping until later than ever before. For this reason I thought I'd help some of you who are in the same situation by sharing my favourite finds for the women in your life... So here is my last minute Christmas gift guide! 

Starting with this rather pretty set of three crackers. These are the perfect stocking fillers and contain Lemon Verbena Body Mist, Lemon Verbena Body Lotion and Vanilla Lip Balm- you really can not go wrong and they're down to £7 from £15 at the moment!

Three pack cracker - Here

My next pick is this Clinique makeup set that is perfect for this time of year and makes creating the most glamorous Christmas makeup look very easy. At just £25, it's definitely a thing that any woman would love to find under the tree on Christmas morning!

It contains: Chubby Stick Sculpting Hightlight, High Impact Mascara In Black, Quickliner For Eyes Intense in Intense Ebony, Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in Mightiest Maraschino.

Clinique Party Mix Gift Set - Here (Selling out quickly)
 


















For my third pick I had to include this cute pink bobble hat from Oasis. It has sparkly pink sequins scattered through it and at just £14 it would be the perfect match with any fur coat! 

Lily Sequin Beanie - Here




















I of course had to include the InStyler Glossie within this. I have a whole blog post on this hair straightening brush and really do love how well designed and easy to use it is, but also how well it smooths and straightens your hair. At just £59.99 it is a bargain and looks great on any dressing table! 

Instyler Glossie - Here
My Instyler Glossie post - Here














I absolutely love stars and gravitate towards any star print items like a magpie does to shiny things. So when I found this sparkly star keyring I just had to have it! Oasis have some really nice keyrings, that make the perfect little stocking fillers. 

Hot Fix Star Keyring - Here

















And my last but by no means least Christmas gift guide pick is the Dreamland Heated blanket. This is my personal favourite item from this gift guide- it is just the ultimate blanket for snuggling up in and watching movies on a cold December night and it's a great help with any aches and pains that you may have. It is £120.00 and worth every penny. Normal blankets will never be the same after you've tried one of these!

Relaxwell By Dreamland Intelliheat Faux Fur Heated Throw - Here


















I wish you all the most magical Christmas and a new year full of health, happiness and great things x

1 December 2017

- InStyler Glossie -

I'm always looking for the best and easiest hair products that will keep my naturally curly hair as frizz-free as possible after blow drying and I think my search is now officially over! 


Last week I received the Instyler Glossie through the post after the lovely ladies at Luxury Communications reached out to me and kindly gifted me one to try out. It has four settings ranging from 150°C to 230°C, along with ceramic plates that get hot and bristles which stay cool- I have found this to help with keeping my hair away from fizz, as the heat isn't as intense on my hair as your normal hair straightener. 


I also love the idea of not having the struggle of holding a hair brush in one hand and a straightener in the other- doing your hair has just become a whole lot easier! 


For a video of how I use the InStyler Glossie, feel free to head over to my Instagram page (link below)! Thank you again to InStyler and Luxley Communications for sending me this.

        InStyler Glossie: Here 
      My Instagram: Here

Happy hair straightening and also happy 1st of December!