Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The Bodyshop Play For Peace Project

The Bodyshop Christmas Collection and Play For Peace Project
A few weeks ago I spent an evening being entertained by The Bodyshop as Henry Holland unveiled the products that he had collaborated on and I was also privvy to a presentation on a campaign that The Bodyshop are heavily involved in called the Play For Peace Project.
This Christmas, we want you to forget adulting and embrace togetherness through festive fun and games. From quizzes and spinners to mazes and dice, loads of the packaging in our exciting new seasonal gift collections transforms into games for the whole family to enjoy. 

By playing with us this season, you’re not only doing your bit for the planet by upcycling your packaging, you’ll also be supporting International Alert’s Peace Play Project, which helps Syrian refugee children to heal through play.

Together with International Alert, The Bodyshop has mission this Christmas which is to send love, joy and compassion to some of the most vulnerable people in the world. Every gift you buy from the incredible range on offer from the seasonal gift collections will help fund the Peace Play Project in Lebanon for a year, providing play and activities in a safe place for Syrian refugee children. For every gift you buy from our seasonal gift collections, we will donate 4.4p to International Alert’s Peace Play Project. 

I was kindly given a gift card to showcase some of those gifts available and purchased the following:

The Bodyshop Christmas Collection and Play For Peace Project
One item that stood out that I immediately wanted the House of Holland Limited Edition Matte Liquid Lipstick Collection.
The Bodyshop Christmas Collection and Play For Peace Project
Housed inside this incredible lip shaped tin are three long-lasting shades of Matte Lip Liquid.
  • Matte Lip Liquid Nairobi Camellia 8ml - A soft dusty pink color.
  • Matte Lip Liquid Mauritius Dahlia 8ml - A dark berry shade
  • Matte Lip Liquid Windsor Rose 8ml - A light brown shade with peachy undertones

These Matte Liquid Lips are specially formulated to glide on effortlessly like a gloss and set with the rich creamy colour and velvety touch of matte lipstick.  This gift set is priced at just £15 here

I also bought a gift set from the Camomile range haing read numerous blog posts on how good the range is.  
The Bodyshop Christmas Collection and Play For Peace Project
Within the gift set you get which is described as being 'Specially formulated to be gentle on skin, our much-loved Camomile range makes a great skincare gift for those with sensitive skin and eye - the perfect introductory skincare regime' an it costs just £15 here. The three products included are:
  • Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter 90ml
  • Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover 60ml
  • Muslin Cloth
So what you have are three products which essentially make up a 3-step routine is perfect for gently removing make-up - simply remove, cleanse, wipe.

Finally I had been wanting to try some of the Bodyshop bath products for a while now and my eyes were drawn to the brightly packaged bath bombs.  I love having a bath and I love a good bath bomb and the Bodyshop have quite a few on offer. 
The Bodyshop Christmas Collection and Play For Peace Project
The description 'Bring the fizz this Christmas! Immerse yourself in the scent of green tea for a fresh, relaxing bath' and they do all smell just incredible. They come in a choice of five fun rainbow colours and cost just £1.50 each and because I was spoilt for choice, I went for 4 of the 5 options available on the night which are:
  • Green Tea - Packaged inside bright green packaging, this bath bomb is green tea scented and turns your bath water a lovely shade of green.
  • Pink Grapefruit - Smells exactly like Pink Grapefruit and is found in bright pink packaging
  • Moringa - Has a delicate floral scent and is the one in Yellow packaging
  • Coconut - Well I think you can guess what this smells of and it is delightful, definitely my favourite so far and it is in bright blue packaging.
As with any other bath bomb, always ensure there is a good inch or two of water in the bath before you chuck it in and as soon as these ones come into contact with the water they fizz round and round and the scents are just incredible.

There is so much more on offer from the Bodyshop for Christmas which you can find online and instore and to find out more about the Play For Peace Project everything is here.

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Give the perfect gift this Christmas with L'OCCITANE

I adore L'Occitane as a brand and have for some time now, been obsessed with their Almond range, it smells just incredible and we go through bottle after bottle of the shower oil because it is just so good.  At Christmas time, a visit to any L'Occitane store is enough to put you into the festive spirit and with gifts galore to chose from, there is something right here for every budget and for every person, including the home.
Give the perfect gift this Christmas with L'OCCITANE
Aside from Almond, a scent I absolutely adore is Cherry Blossom, there is something so fresh about it and the Cherry Blossom Gift Set, which comes packaged inside a signature L'Occitane gift box, something else that L'Occitane do really really well.

If the fresh and floral scent is something that you like, then this gift sets will tick both of those boxes. Enriched with natural cherry blossom which comes from the Luberon region of southern France this gift set includes:
• 250ml Cherry Blossom Shower Gel
• 75ml Cherry Blossom Shimmering Body Lotion
• 50g Cherry Blossom Scented Soap
• 30ml Cherry Blossom Scented Hand Cream
Give the perfect gift this Christmas with L'OCCITANE
Give the perfect gift this Christmas with L'OCCITANE
What I love is that these four products can be used to compliment one another starting with the Bath & Shower Gel, which when it comes into contact with water foams up into a creamy mousse and smells just beautiful. Once out of the bath you apply the Cherry Blossom Shimmering Body Lotion which is enriched with Shea Butter alongside the scent of scent of cherry blossom, it not only intensifies the scent of the Bath & Shower Gel, it leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth, hydrated and lit eaves an iridescent veil on the body. Then having washed your hands using the Cherry Blossom Scented Soap, you are left with one product which is the Cherry Blossom Scented Hand Cream. What I really like about L'Occitane hand creams is that the formula is non-greasy whilst being creamy and moisturising. Enriched with Shea Butter, it again nourishes and protects the hands as well as leaving them delicately scented.

Impressively each one of the products within this box is very generously sized making the price of £39 incredible value for money.

As mentioned, L'Occitane have a range of gifts to suit everyone's budget and below I have detailed some of my favourite gift sets.
Christmas Treats with L'Occitane
Starting with the Delicious Almond Collection (rrp £49) it comes packaged in a beautifully festive red box and includes four of my favourite products including the Almond Shower Oil. Next is The Best of L'Occitane Collection and this would make a perfect gift for those people who absolutely love the brand or for those people who are yet to discover it. Priced at just £69 it includes some of the most cherished scents and textures made famous by L’OCCITANE such as The Almond Shower Oil and the Lavender Foaming Bath. Right in the middle there is a cute Mini Terre de Lumière Star Tree Decoration which houses a 5ml gourmand aromatic Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum which smells divine and it costs just £8. On the bottom row there are two further gift sets which, starting on the left is the Divine Face Care Trilogy (rrp £159) which features anti-ageing face care trio that will restore, regenerate and reveal younger-looking skin. Featuring the incredible Immortelle Divine Cream, a 30ml Divine Serum and a 15ml Divine Eyes it also is packaged inside a signature L'Occitane box. The final gift set is the Néroli & Orchidée Collection which is made up of  zesty notes of orange and mandarin alongside that of White Orchid. Within the box you will find three products which include 75ml Néroli & Orchidée Eau de Toilette, a 245ml Néroli & Orchidée Shower Gel and a 50ml Néroli & Orchidée Body Milk and all for just £59.

The Cherry Blossom Gift Set was gifted to me for the purpose of this review, but all words are my own.

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas made special with Feelunique

If you still haven't got a clue what to buy people for Christmas then Feelunique have quite the offering for 2017 and some exclusives that cannot be missed and are available right now.
Christmas made special with Feelunique

One of the gifts which caught my eye is a Feelunique exclusive from Charlotte Tilbury with the Stars of the Red Carpet box and it is a must-have for fans of the brand, anyone who has never tried anything and definitely for those who love a bit of luxury.  
Christmas made special with Feelunique
Christmas made special with Feelunique
Everything about this Box screams luxury and because you can't buy it anywhere else, I think Feelunique have really got themselves a winner here. Feelunique x Charlotte Tilbury Stars of the Red Carpet contains:
  • Charlotte Tilbury Mini Legendary Lashes Black Vinyl 4ml - Described as featuring ingredients for longer fuller eyelashes. This bold black colour is said to give an intense, glamourous look in seconds. Using Marine Glycogen stimulates hair follicle growth and proliferation of keratin cells and nourishing Tamanu Oil protects and strengthens your lashes.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette The Vintage Vamp 5.2g - Now this palette is stunning. It is an eyeshadow quad which is made up of purple-red toned shades in a pale shimmer, ruddy plum, deep burgundy and a peach-toned gold glitter, essentially everything you need for party season and stand our from the crowd.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'N' Kohl 1.2g in Barbarella Brown - I am delighted to see a brown eyeliner as opposed to black and this liner has a waterproof formula as well as crushed pearl powder helps to stimulate collagen production to hydrate the skin, smoothing the surface of the eyelid, making it easy to achieve an impeccable, clean line.

As you can tell I am quite enamoured with this gift and for just £58 it is an absolute steal.

Further to the Red Carpet Box, Feelunique also have their very own range of Season to Shine gifts which range from an Advent Calendar, Baubles and Crackers and again some of these are further collaborations with the likes of Rimmel and Bourjois and then further offerings featuring of mixture of products such as the Makeup Essentials Cracker which is also a bargain.

Once you have selected your gift or gifts, it doesn't end there.  If you want to make that gift even more special, Feelunique gives you the option to have that gift personalised. From there you will have two options presented to you.  

The first is engraving, which costs £4.95 but this gives you twenty-two letters (depending on the product) in upper and lower case to make that gift a little more personal.  The other option is to add a little sparkle to your gift in the form of Swarovski Crystals and again this costs £4.95 for three letters and this is what it can look like:
Christmas made special with Feelunique
Christmas made special with Feelunique
Christmas made special with Feelunique
At a recent press day, the team at Feelunique very kindly let me choose a gift and have it personalised and I chose my initials for this Naked 3 Palette.  I really like this option and whats more, because I have god daughter siblings, it now means I can buy them the same gift and have it personalised so they don't argue over which item belongs to who, something until now, I had never even thought about!

Hopefully, you are now brimming with ideas for what to get your loved ones for Christmas and I would love to know what you think to these ideas from Feelunique!

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