Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Tuesday 24 October 2023

Cool Creations: Exploring Different Types of Winter Inflatables and Their Practical Uses

Winter gives a sense of enchantment and wonder. It's a time to spend with loved ones, enjoy holidays, and marvel at the beauty of snowy landscapes. Many individuals use winter inflatables to lend a touch of whimsy to an already magical season. These larger-than-life masterpieces, which include snowmen, reindeer, snow globes, and other festive motifs, add a festive touch to homes, workplaces, and public spaces. Today, we'll look at the many varieties of winter inflatables and their practical use, as well as how these unique inventions may change the look of your winter decor.

1. Inflatable Snowmen
Snowmen are traditional winter and holiday emblems. Inflatable snowmen range in size from modest yard decorations to towering giants that command attention. These custom inflatables for winter are a popular option for outdoor decoration, bringing a quirky touch to your front yard, garden or driveway. Some inflatable snowmen have internal lights that emits a pleasant and welcoming glow. Beyond aesthetics, they function as fantastic markers for Christmas celebrations and gatherings, directing people to your home or location.

2. Inflatable Reindeer
Santa's faithful reindeer are another well-known winter icon. Inflatable reindeer, whether a single reindeer in your yard or a group of them hauling a sleigh full of presents, may be set up to create delightful sceneries. These inflatables encapsulate the spirit of Christmas traditions and lend a nostalgic touch to your décor. They are adaptable and may be utilized to capture attention and create a festive ambiance in both home and commercial settings, such as store displays.

3. Inflatable Christmas Trees
inflatable tree
Inflatable Christmas trees add a unique spin to the typical holiday centerpiece. These inflatable trees are simple to blow up and may be enhanced with ornaments and lights. They're a good option for inside settings where a real or fake tree wouldn't be practical, such as offices, flats, or smaller living rooms. Inflatable trees are a unique way to bring the Christmas joy into your home.

4. Inflatable Snow Globes
Snow globes have a timeless allure, and inflatable snow globes bring this allure to life. The glass inflatable walls of these life-sized snow globes allow you to go inside and feel the wonder. Some inflatable snow globes even have whirling synthetic snow and inside illumination to create an enthralling winter picture. They make for interesting photo backdrops for gatherings and parties, combining elegance and whimsy.

5. Inflatable Winter Scenes
Inflatable winter scenes offer a complete solution for transforming your room into a winter paradise. These images frequently feature snow-covered trees, snowflakes, and figures such as penguins, polar bears, and elves. They're useful for creating an immersive and fascinating environment for corporate gatherings, shop displays, and winter festivals. Customizable inflatable winter scenes allow you to personalize the scene to your unique theme and environment.

6. Inflatable Nativity Scenes
Inflatable nativity scenes provide a meaningful and visually appealing spectacle for people celebrating Christmas. These inflatable sets represent the birth of Jesus, complete with Mary, Joseph, shepherds, and three wise men. They are useful for churches, homes, and community activities, as well as serving as a reminder of the religious significance of the Christmas season. Inflatable nativity scenes are a lovely way to tell others about the Christmas narrative.

7. Inflatable Santa Claus
Without Santa Claus, no holiday décor is complete. The size of inflatable Santa figurines can range from little tabletop decorations to towering outdoor sculptures. They're a cheery addition to your decor, welcoming guests and serving as a focal point for your celebrations. Inflatable Santa figurines may also be utilized for photo ops at events, allowing both children and adults to capture the joy of visiting Santa.

8. Inflatable Holiday Characters
Winter inflatables include a broad variety of seasonal figures, such as gingerbread men and elves, as well as Grinches and Christmas bears. These inflatable figures add a whimsical and innovative touch to your decor. Their practical applications include themed parties, retail promotions, and festive gatherings. These inflatables may be properly positioned to create a unified and joyful holiday motif.

The practical applications of these many types of winter inflatables are as varied as the inflatables themselves. Inflatables are a versatile and aesthetically appealing choice for decorating your house for the holiday season, holding a corporate event, or setting up a winter-themed display for your business. They are a practical alternative because of their ease of setup and storage, and their influence on the general environment is evident. Winter inflatables capture the essence of the season and add a sense of wonder to your decor, making the holiday season even more spectacular.

Winter inflatables are more than simply decorations; they are a source of delight, amazement, and use. They have the ability to convert any room into a winter wonderland, delivering a memorable and enchanting experience for those who come into contact with them. Whether you choose classic Christmas figures, whimsical characters, or immersive snow globes, these inflatables provide a unique and fascinating way to enjoy the splendor of the winter season. So, while you design your winter décor, consider the fascinating possibilities that winter inflatables bring to the table, and let your imagination go wild with the limitless possibilities they provide.

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Sunday 21 October 2018

The Best Beauty Crackers and Baubles for 2018

I know Beauty Advent Calendars are not for everyone for very different reasons but there is a compromise in the form of beauty crackers, which I happen to absolutely love. Long gone are the crackers you got on the table at Christmas with the useless paper crown and awful jokes, in their place come some incredible options and here they are! Just imagine some of these danging from your tree!
The Best Beauty Crackers and Baubles for 2018

Aromatherapy Associates (£12)
One of my go-to products, when I am feeling really run down and full of cold, is Breathe Support by Aromatherapy Associates.  This Christmas, The Pearl of Wisdom Bauble is the offering.
Aromatherapy Associates Beauty Bauble
Inside the bauble is the Light Relax Shower Oil which you can find right here via Lookfantastic.

Aveda Style On The Go Cracker (£18)
Perfect for touching up hair on-the-go or taking away for a weekend city break, this features some of Aveda’s bestselling styling essentials, from the Thickening Tonic to the new Blow Dry Accelerator. 

The Best Beauty Crackers for 2018

On sale from November 1st here.

Aveda Colour Conserve Cracker (£14.40)
If you have coloured hair, then Aveda haven't forgotten about you. As with the cracker above, nestled inside, there are four products which will restore full vibrancy and shine to your hair and skin.

The Best Beauty Crackers for 2018
Products include a 50ml Colour Conserve Shampoo and Conditioner, 10ml Thickening Tonic and a 7ml Tulasara Renew Morning Crème.  On sale right now here.

Birchbox Skincare & Makeup Crackers (£15)
Birchbox are selling not one, but two beauty crackers. With skincare and makeup options, each is packed with four mini treats from brands such as Benefit and Sand & Sky. 

The Best Beauty Crackers for 2018

On sale from 2nd November right here.

By Terry Baume De Rose Tree Decoration (£20)
This I would love to find hanging on my Christmas Tree! I am a huge ByTerry Fan and this is just a divine gift.
ByTerry Tree Bauble
Inside you will find the highly coveted lip balm with a velvety texture and a delicate Rose scent.  On sale right now here via Lookfantastic.

Caudalie Vinosource Christmas Cracker (£10)
If you still haven't tried anything from Caudalie then this cracker is an amazing introduction to a fantastic trio.

The Best Beauty Crackers for 2018

Inside the cracker you will find a Micellar Cleansing Water (30ml), Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum (10ml) and a Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet (15ml). Three incredible products for hydrating the skin and it is on sale now right here.

Clarins Face and Lips Cracker (£10)

Inside you will find two essential makeup products and it includes the Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer 4ml and Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 01 Honey 2.8ml. 

The Best Beauty Crackers for 2018

On sale now via Feelunique here.

Clarins Lips and Eyes Cracker (£10)

If you are looking for a little bargain then at £10 for a mini mascara and lip perfector, this would make a brilliant secret santa or stocking filler.  

Clarins Beauty Cracker 2018

It is also on sale right now here.

Cloud 9 (£18.50)
Cloud Nine's Gift of Gold It's a Cracker Set conceals a must-have hair hero, specially formulated for all your styling needs.

Cloud Nine Christmas Cracker

Packaged inside, you will find a Cloud Nine Magical Quick Dry Potion and it is available right now via Beauty Expert here.

Cowshed Tree Decoration (£12)

Inside this sleek box topped with a festive bow that houses two gorgeously-scented bodycare must-haves for a good night’s sleep.

Cowshed Tree Decoration 2018

Inside you will find Knackered Cow Relaxing Bath & Shower Gel and Knackered Cow Relaxing Body Lotion. On sale here right now.

Crabtree & Evelyn Red Berry & Fir Hand Therapy Cracker (£8)
Inside this cracker is a nourishing, limited edition hand cream which is designed to leave skin feeling pampered and nurtured.

Crabtree & Evelyn Beauty Cracker 2018

Described as being a super-moisturising and replenishing hand cream whose formula harnesses the softening and conditioning properties of Shea Butter to comfort and condition hands, nails and cuticles. It absorbs quickly into skin, delivering a host of beneficial ingredients to leave winter-bitten hands feeling soft, hydrated. On sale now with Lookfantastic here.

Emma Hardie All Is Bright Cracker (£16)
One of my favourite skincare brands has put together this amazing cracker which serves as a great introduction to the brand.

Emma Hardie All Is Bright Cracker

Inside the cracker, you will find the incredible Moringa Cleansing Balm (15ml), Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask (15ml) and a Dual Action Mini Cleansing Cloth. Such a bargain and if you have been wanting to give the Cleansing balm a try, then grab this cracker quick! On sale right here.

Eyeko (£15)
Festive Flutter Christmas cracker, containing the ultimate drama duo designed for after-hours glamour. Featuring the Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner and Black Magic Mascara.
Eyeko Festive Flutter Cracker

The Eye Do Liquid Liner delivers intense single stroke colour, whilst the best-selling Black Magic Mascara combines drama, volume and curl for visibly transformed lashes. On sale right now for £15 with Eyeko here.

Fenty Beauty (£17)
This bauble is incredible value for money considering it includes Two Lil Mattemoiselles Plush Matte Lipstick Duo.
Fenty Beauty Lipstick Bauble
Featuring Spanked (Dusty Rose) and Griselda (Bold Burgundy) this duo comes packaged in a limited-edition ornament.

Gatineau Christmas Cracker (£15)
I am a huge fan of Gatineau and I think this cracker is just an absolute steal. Packaged inside the traditional Gatineau packaging you will find four products.

Gatineau Beauty Cracker

The products inside include - Melatogenine Refreshing Cleansing Cream 50ml, Melatogenine AOX Probiotics Advanced Rejuvenating Cream 15ml, a Muslin Cloth and a Gatineau Keyring. On sale now here.

Jo Loves (£40)
Now, this is one cracking Christmas Cracker and it is said to have a semi-customisable concept (you can choose to include a Fragrance Paint Brush or a Body Spray) which I happen to think is rather fabulous. 

Jo Loves Christmas Cracker

On sale from October and definitely one to grab quickly because these will be guaranteed to sell out just as quickly as they come into stock.

Jo Malone (£32)
If the Jo Malone Advent Calendar is slightly out of your budget, how about a cracker instead?

Jo Malone Beauty Cracker

I am told this year by a friend of mine, that the brand is offering a ready-made cracker for £32, as well as customisable options. On Sale from mid-October here.

L'Occitane (£12 here)

The 'My Floral Essentials Cherry Blossom' Body Care Bauble is just as stunningly decorated as the two advent calendars.

L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Bauble
Each one opens to reveal three 'Cherry Blossom' products to gently cleanse and moisturise skin, leaving behind the delicate floral scent of Provençal cherry blossom.

L'Occitane Shea Butter Festive Bauble (£12 here)
A lovely gift or stocking filler, this star shape bauble endorsing Castelbajac Paris design is a gorgeous addition to any tree. Keep your skin super soft and protected with this sweet tree decoration filled with three of L'Occitane's best-loved Shea Butter favourites: 

L'Occitane Shea Butter Tree Decoration

30ml Ultra Rich Body Lotion, 25g Shea Butter Milk Soap and a 10ml Shea Butter Hand Cream.

Lanolips Xmas Tinted Rhubarb Lip Gloss Bauble (£7.99)
Dangling from your tree, would you be happy to find the Lanolips Xmas Bauble which contains the brand's Tinted Lip Gloss in 'Rhubarb'?
Lanolips Xmas Tinted Rhubarb Bauble

Using Ultra Pure Grade Lanolin, this natural, cruelty-free lip gloss moisturises and softens, whilst delivering sheer, non-sticky colour that deepens natural lip colour. It also has SPF 30 protects from environmental aggressors.

M&S Beauty Ragdale Hall Cracker (£12.50)

This beauty Christmas cracker is filled with divine miniature beauty products that have been designed in collaboration with the award-winning Ragdale Hall spa.
M&S Beauty Ragdale Hall Cracker

Inside you will find a range of pampering products including bath elixir, hand cream and aromatherapy body mist and essentially it has everything you need in one cracker for a relaxing start to a hectic Christmas Morning. On sale now via Marks & Spencer here.

Margaret Dabbs London (£25)
Inside this Fabulous Foot Lotion Christmas Cracker you will find the award-winning Fabulous Feet Foot Lotion 200ml

Margaret Dabbs Cracker
Available (here) from FeelUnique this is a beautifully presented cracker.

Marc Jacobs (£18)
The Anything Goes Cracker features Marc Jacobs' bestselling Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara and Le Marc Lip Crème - in shade Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Marc Jacobs Christmas Cracker
Looking festive with it's gold packaging, this cracker is available from Harvey Nichols.
Molton Brown (£20)
This is an incredible cracker for fans of Molton Brown.  Inside there are four mini versions of Molton’s bestselling shower gels.

Molton Brown Christmas Cracker

Those shower gels, which are all 50ml includes Fiery Pink Pepper Bath & Shower Gel, Orange & Bergamot Bath & Shower Gel, Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Bath & Shower Gel and finally the stunning Rosa Absolute Bath & Shower Gel.  On sale right now at John Lewis.

Molton Brown £12
This Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold Festive Shower Gel Bauble is described as being an opulent bath and shower gel enriched with precious oudh accord and 24-carat gold leaf extract in a festive bauble.
Molton Brown Christmas Bauble Gift

Alongside this bauble, you can also find a few others right here via Molton Brown.

Nuxe (£10)
For just £10 this 2018 Nuxe Christmas Cracker contains no less than 4 products from the brand .

Nuxe Beauty Cracker

Inside you will find: Huile prodigieuse 10ml, Rêve de Miel® hand cream 15ml, Rêve de Miel® face cream 15ml and a Rêve de Miel® Gentle Face Cleanser 15ml. On sale now right here.

Oskia Star Kissed Christmas (£15)
Inside the Star from Oskia is the Cupid's Bow Lip Balm has been given a festive update wrapped in bauble-style packaging. 

Oskia Star Kissed Christmas

The Star Kissed Christmas contains a super-lightweight lip balm and is the perfect stocking filler for those in need of a nutritious lip treatment. Formulated with Avocado Oil and natural Shea Butter, plus a blend of Vitamins A and E, the nourishing lip balm glides on effortlessly, soothing and protecting to leave lips feeling soft and healthy. On sale now right here.

Philip Kingsley (£10)
If you are a fan of Elasticizer then this is the cracker for you, especially at this price. 
The Best Beauty Crackers for 2018
The 'Let It Shine' Cracker features the Daily Damage Defence' conditioning spray and an Elasticizer and it is on sale right here .

Real Techniques (£6)
Inside the bauble you will find two mini beauty sponges from Real Techniques.
Real Techniques Beauty Sponge Bauble
The Mini Sponges are perfect for travel or on-the-go touch ups using creams, liquids or powders. On sale via Boots here.

Stylpro (£8.99)
A Beauty Bloggers dream is the Stylpro brush cleaning device which is absolute heaven for that much-dreaded task, so how about a cracker?
Stylpro Make up Cleanser cracker
Inside this cracker you will find a brush cleanser and conditioner and it is said that the formula will cut through stubborn cosmetics and at the same time nourish and gently condition the brush bristles with Wheatgerm, Grapeseed and Argan oils leaving them silky, smooth and protected.  On sale now at Boots here.

This Works The Big Bang Cracker (£13)

Inside this beauty of a cracker, you will find two amazing this works products which, if you haven't tried, you need too.

This Works Beauty Cracker

There is, of course, a Deep Sleep™ Pillow Spray which is raved about and very much loved and a luxurious looking eye mask to complete the duo. Available right now here.

Too Faced Limited Edition Cracker (£14)
This beauty cracker is limited edition, so if you want to grab it then you need to be quick!

Too Faced Beauty Cracker

Featuring everybody’s favourite mascara, Better Than Sex and a highly pigmented liquid lipstick, this is all you’ll need for a season of festive partying. On Sale from 5th October.

I love that there is so much choice with regards to Beauty Crackers and I really like that there is something for all budgets.  Do you see any that you like?

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Monday 1 October 2018

Christmas with REN Clean Skincare

REN Clean Skincare has been an amazing brand for me this year and I have been lucky enough to try some amazing products such as the Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm (here) and the Magnesium Booster Bath Salts (here), so I was quite excited to see what was on offer for Christmas.
Christmas with REN Clean Skincare
This year, REN Clean Skincare has collaborated with kikki.k and for anyone who loves stationery as much as I do, then I am sure you will have been into the Covent Garden store and wanted to purchase absolutely everything.  A global Scandinavian design brand that empowers and inspires people to live their best life, REN have taken their inspiration from the beauty of Scandinavian landscapes and nature to encapsulate hygge to bring to you a feeling of cosy contentment.  If you know REN as well as I do, then I think these two brands coming together is a match made in heaven.

This year, REN have an incredible range of gift sets and stocking fillers for all budgets and for me, this is a fabulous way to get to know the brand, pick up some of your favourites and even treat a loved one to something a little bit special.

I was kindly sent the Love Gift Set £38 and it is described as being the chance to experience REN's multi-award winning Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash and Body Lotion.  I absolutely adore the scent of rose and both of these products are just stunning.  One of the world's most expensive essential oils rose otto oil is known for its ability to soothe and calm, leaving skin soft and cleansed, and the mind de-stressed.
Christmas with REN Clean Skincare
The Body Wash when used in water, lathers up really nicely and it is at this point that the scent intensifies and comes to life.  Alongside the Rose Otto Oil is two further oils which are:

  • Palmarosa Oil - Calming and Uplifting fragrance improves mood
  • Genanium Oil - Minimises signs of stress and fatigue, increasing radiance

Together these scents are just wonderful and if this is a scent that, like me you adore, it is also available as a body scrub and a body oil too.

The Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion is wonderfully light and beautifully scented. Like the Body Wash, it contains Rose Otto Oil and alongside it, you will find:
  • Rose Hip Seed Oil - Rich in vitamin A to rejuvenate the skin
  • Shea Butter - Rich in natural vitamins and oils to nourish and hydrate the skin
When used after bathing with the Body Wash, the skin smells just absolutely incredible and it is a scent which lingers on the skin for most of the day.

As well as the Love Gift Set, I was also sent the Moroccan Rose Hand Balm Stocking Filler (£15) and inside the most beautifully packaged pink box, the hand balm.  I absolutely love just how luxurious the formula of this balm is and once applied, it absorbs quickly into skin. 

Christmas with REN Clean Skincare
Infused with Shea Butter and Sunflower Seed Oil, the balm is not only lightweight and non-greasy, it feels just delightful to use.  I am a bit of a hand demon and go through tubes of it to ensure my hands are nourished and cared for.  This balm works to nourish and hydrate the skin whilst at the same time leave your skin scented beautifully of the Moroccan Rose scent.

If you are looking for something special for Christmas, then you will find everything REN has to offer right here.

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Sunday 24 December 2017

You are not alone

You are not alone
Image Source- I Love This Pic
So this is my last post for the next couple of days as it is Christmas Eve. A time for joy, family and happiness.

Sadly, not everyone experiences this at Christmas and for some, this time can be a dark and lonely time or a time when emotions such as depression can be heightened.

You may be one of those people. You may have come across this blog post by chance, or someone may have forwarded it to you to read, I have posted it for the last few years along with a few other bloggers such as Kelly from BigFashionista.

Consider it fate.

I don't want you to feel alone this Christmas.

I don't want you to feel depressed or lonely.

If you feel that you have hit rock bottom and you feel empty inside, If you can see the lights twinkling in other peoples windows, hear the laughter of your neighbours and yet you experience no joy, as if the world is a dark place in which you see no place for yourself any more.

Or if you feel that you are ready to make a change.

I want you to pick up the phone......................

Tel No 0300 123 3393

Tel No 116 123

Rape Crisis
Tel No 0808 802 9999

Women's Aid
Tel 0808 2000 247

Alcoholics Anonymous
Tel No 0800 9177650


Tel No 0300 304 7000

Papyrus, Prevention of young suicide

Galop - the LGBT+ anti-violence charity
Tel No 020 7704 2040 / 0800 999 5428

National self-help body for the Transgender community
Beaumont Society
Information Line 01582 412220

0800 1111

Depression Alliance

Tel No 0808 2000 247

Beating eating disorders.
Help line 0808 801 0677
Youth Line 0808 801 0711

Tel No 0808 800 4444

NHS Direct
Tel No 111

No Panic
Tel No 0844 967 4848
Youth helpline 0330 606 1174

If you need someone, please call one of these numbers. You are NOT alone over Christmas, there are people out there that care, I care. The fabulous Sarah Millican is doing #Joinin again on Twitter this year for anyone starting to worry about being alone/lonely on Christmas Day, If you don't know what it is, it's a hashtag we use to connect all of those who could do with some company. Join in for #joinin.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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