I don't know about you but when I think of luxury brands - the kind of luxury fairytales are made of, one of the first that pops to mind would be Tiffany & Co. I mean it's featured in some of the most  iconic hollywood films (Sweet Home Alabama, I'm looking at you), associated with romantic proposals whereby unsuspecting ladies are presented with that famous blue box and of course, it's known as being one of the best gifts a girl can receive. I mean, who doesn't want to wake up on Christmas morning to find a little blue box sitting under their tree?! 

Well, much like accessorising with your favourite Tiffany jewels, you can now accessorise in a slightly more affordable but equally as luxurious way with their brand new Eau De Parfum. Let's face it, a spritz of a beautiful scent is the best way to finish off any outfit so what better way to do it than with Tiffany? The fact we can now get a piece of the magic for a fraction of the cost of their diamonds makes me a very happy lady. Who doesn't want one of those blue boxes sitting proudly on their dressing table?! There's just something so special about it, isn't there?


In true Tiffany tradition and style, the bottle has been designed to resemble a diamond and of course, features the iconic blue branding around the neck. It also comes housed in one of famous blue boxes, meaning you get all the same luxurious presentation that you get with their jewellery. You could say it's like having your very own super sized Tiffany diamond filled with a divine smelling scent. To summaries, the packaging is bloomin' beautiful - it just screams luxury and class! Everything you'd expect from Tiffany of course.

Now if the packaging hasn't already sold you, it's time to talk about the scent itself. created by world-renowned master perfumer Daniela Andrier of Givaudan, it's a vibrant and fresh scent for the modern female and encaptures the magic of New York - the home of Tiffany & Co. Vibrant top notes of vert de mandarin and the signature ingredient precious iris flower make for a truly feminine and sophisticated fragrance. It's the kind you can wear both day or night - a real staple in any fragrance collection. It's also pretty long lasting too and once settled on the skin it has warm nuances of patchouli and gentle musky notes. 


It's available to buy online here from Debenhams and is also available in all Debenhams stores nationwide! With a starting price of only £52 for 30ml it's much cheaper than diamonds but certainly no less luxurious! The perfect gift for a special lady in your life this Christmas or as a luxurious treat to yourself because let's face it, we all deserve a treat now and then.

Do you like the look of Tiffany's new creation? Would love to hear your thoughts below.

Sponsored post. However, all views are my own.


I don't know about you but when I think of luxury brands - the kind of luxury fairytales are made of, one of the first that pops to mind would be Tiffany & Co. I mean it's featured in some of the most  iconic hollywood films (Sweet Home Alabama, I'm looking at you), associated with romantic proposals whereby unsuspecting ladies are presented with that famous blue box and of course, it's known as being one of the best gifts a girl can receive. I mean, who doesn't want to wake up on Christmas morning to find a little blue box sitting under their tree?! 

Well, much like accessorising with your favourite Tiffany jewels, you can now accessorise in a slightly more affordable but equally as luxurious way with their brand new Eau De Parfum. Let's face it, a spritz of a beautiful scent is the best way to finish off any outfit so what better way to do it than with Tiffany? The fact we can now get a piece of the magic for a fraction of the cost of their diamonds makes me a very happy lady. Who doesn't want one of those blue boxes sitting proudly on their dressing table?! There's just something so special about it, isn't there?


In true Tiffany tradition and style, the bottle has been designed to resemble a diamond and of course, features the iconic blue branding around the neck. It also comes housed in one of famous blue boxes, meaning you get all the same luxurious presentation that you get with their jewellery. You could say it's like having your very own super sized Tiffany diamond filled with a divine smelling scent. To summaries, the packaging is bloomin' beautiful - it just screams luxury and class! Everything you'd expect from Tiffany of course.

Now if the packaging hasn't already sold you, it's time to talk about the scent itself. created by world-renowned master perfumer Daniela Andrier of Givaudan, it's a vibrant and fresh scent for the modern female and encaptures the magic of New York - the home of Tiffany & Co. Vibrant top notes of vert de mandarin and the signature ingredient precious iris flower make for a truly feminine and sophisticated fragrance. It's the kind you can wear both day or night - a real staple in any fragrance collection. It's also pretty long lasting too and once settled on the skin it has warm nuances of patchouli and gentle musky notes. 


It's available to buy online here from Debenhams and is also available in all Debenhams stores nationwide! With a starting price of only £52 for 30ml it's much cheaper than diamonds but certainly no less luxurious! The perfect gift for a special lady in your life this Christmas or as a luxurious treat to yourself because let's face it, we all deserve a treat now and then.

Do you like the look of Tiffany's new creation? Would love to hear your thoughts below.

Sponsored post. However, all views are my own.


If you're anything like me, you won't be anywhere near finished with your Christmas shopping. Heck, you might not have even begun. I've bought a couple of bits here and there over the past few weeks but I never buy the bulk of my presents until a couple of weeks before the big day (around now basically). I know this gives some people anxiety but for me personally, I enjoy the excitement of leaving it all until the last minute and finding some bargains that are often on sale throughout December. I also have a huge family so would rather not have my house filled with presents and nowhere to store them for months before Christmas. Instead, I like to sit down a couple of weeks before, trawl through all the online shopping websites, and order lots of goodies for my nearest and dearest. In fact, as soon as I've finished writing this post, that's exactly what I intend to do. 


If you're still in need of some gift ideas for the lady in your life and she loves all things beauty, then you're in the right place. As a blogger I'm very lucky to be sent lots of beauty products throughout the year and also Christmas gifts from some of my favourite brands so I thought it was only right I popped them all together and shared them with you guys as I know I'd personally love to receive any of these things as a gift. I'll actually be dishing out the majority of them to my family as extra treats on top of the gifts I buy them, as theres only so many products one girl needs (and can physically store in a house haha) so fingers crossed none of them are reading this right now. If you are (I'm looking at you Nanna), please click the X now - hehe!

I'm not going to talk through every single product in this gift guide as lets face it - I'll be here all day. However, I am going to split them into categories and add the link to each item (I'll make sure I find the cheapest deals to include) so you guys can go directly to buy the item if anything catches your eye! All I will say is that every single brand included in this post is a brand I genuinely love and have used personally - brands like Elemis, Bare Minerals, Jo Malone and Urban Decay make it into my gift guide every single year and it's because I genuinely love their products so much and would recommend them as gifts for anyone! So without me rambling any more, here's the products featured and where you can find them ...


Makeup / Beauty Products


Skincare & Home Scents


Fragrance 


Miscellaneous 

I hope you like all the products I chose to include guys! I've also included some links below to none-beauty gift ideas that I'd personally love to receive on Christmas Day. I hope it helps and you get some inspirations for the lady in your life. Let me know if you buy any of my recommendations - I'd love to know what you got!
Every time I see a selfie with some girl caring for her skin with a mask, I always think to myself, "I should mask more often."  I want to be one of those people whose stay with flawless skin because of masking on the regular.

Sometimes my laziness kicks in and stops me from being great.  The easier the process, the more likely I am to actually mask at random times like before heading out.  Recently, I've been introduced to a few masks that have changed my entire routine and I couldn't be happier.
The good folks at The Body Shop sent me a few of their masks to try.  The first was their Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask.  I absolutely loved it! It's so reminiscent of my favorite clearing mask of all time (GlamGlow).  They did such an amazing job with the formula, packaging, and best of all, the price.  You can check out my full review here.

I was elated when a few more of their masks came in the mail.  With the change of season, I wanted something that could help keep my skin clear but with hydrating qualities.  That's when their Japanese Matcha Tea and Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask came into my life.  Both formulas work hard to keep the skin clear. But they aren't the traditional mud mask formula that you 're used to.
First, let's discuss the Pollution Clearing Japanese Matcha Mask.  I like to classify it as a hydrating, clearing mask.  Meaning it removes impurities without leaving the face dry and tight.  Instead of clay, it's water-based and formulated nourishing ingredients like shea butter, olive oil, aloe vera, vitamin E, and various extracts.  If that wasn't enough, they've also included tiny apricot seed granules for a little bit of exfoliation action as you rinse it away.  It's a wonderful purifying mask for fall & winter.

 I'm also digging their Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask.  This one as an anti-acne powerhouse that promises to clear your skin while you sleep.  It pairs two potent acne fighters - tea tree oil & salicylic acid- to help you wake up to clearer skin in the morning.  The texture of the mask is light, gel-like and very soothing. Typically, my skin behaves when temperatures drop so I haven't gotten much use from this mask yet. But, come summertime, I will rely heavily on this cooling mask to keep pimples at bay.

I was fortunate to sample just a few of their amazing masks but they have so many others I want to try.  On my wishlist are the British Rose plumping mask and the Ethiopian Honey Nourishing formula.

If you love masks, you have to check out Body Shop's line.  I think they did an excellent job. And, thanks to the Body Shop, I'm now happily masking several times a week.




If you follow me on social (twitter, instagram and snapchat) you may have seen that I recently attended a fabulous event with my fave online shop for all things beauty, Beauty Bay. Having been a huge fan of Beauty Bay for years and continuously buying products from their site, I was so excited to be invited along to the launch of their new campaign, Queen BB. The new campaign is all about pushing your boundaries, being experimental with makeup looks and to basically unleash your inner Queen. I think this is such a great message for them to be spreading - I'm all about girl power, expressing yourself and lifting others up so for a brand to be spreading the message that we shouldn't be afraid to be ourselves, is amazing!  

The event was hosted at a cute venue in Manchester city centre and the night included lots of prossecco and gin's (my current fave - definitely a gin queen!), a makeup pick and mix stand which felt like all my christmasses had come at once and the opportunity to get our makeup done with some amazingly talented makeup artists. I went straight from work so already had makeup on when I arrived but they touched it up and it looked so flawless - I honestly don't know how they do it. I also watched a few other girls getting their makeup done and the word SLAY was very relevant, let me tell you. Everyone looked incredible! I managed to pick up some new beauty goodies form the pick n mix stand too including brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills, Jeffrey Star, Makeup Geek, Ofra, and LA Pro. That's one of the reasons I love Beauty Bay so much - they stock a huge variety of brands and whenever I'm in need of a specific item, it's the first place I turn as chances are, they'll have it. 


 There was lots of Beauty Bay's brands and products on display around the event as well as five huge images of different makeup looks up on the wall -  all of which are looks from the new Queen BB campaign that the makeup artists were recreating. Each look has a different name - Queen B, Frankie, Riley, Alyx and Drew. Each of the looks has a different tag line such as 'embrace your wild side' or 'go bold and bright' which is a really fun idea as there's different styles to suit different personalities.

We were also shown the brand new Beauty Bay TV advert at the event which is something the brand are super excited about - if you haven't already seen it on your TV, make sure you keep an eye out for it as it's a cool ad that showcases lots of queens with sassy hair and makeup strutting their stuff and throwing makeup around - basically its pretty bad ass. It's definitely an ad that leaves you feel empowered after you've watched it. If you haven't been lucky enough to catch it on your screens yet, you can watch it here on the Beauty Bay website and also see how to recreate each of the looks from the advert.  


After lots of delicious food and drinks (check out that drinks menu - each named after the makeup looks in the campaign) the end of the evening we were handed a goodie bag which is always very exciting and this one was particularly amazing as I spotted some of  my favourite brands in there. As you can see from the photos, I was well and truly spoilt as there's sooo many brands I love in there. The Morphe eyeshadow palette (get it here) as the neutral tones are right up my street and they're insanely pigmented too. It's basically just the perfect palette for both day and night as there's a good mix of shimmer and matte shades in there. I got some of the Morphe eyelashes too which I'm intrigued to try as i've heard good things. I'm obsessing over these Cover FX custom enhancing drops - absolutely amazing for mixing with foundation to make the skin blowy! Another Cover FX item I received and am already in love with is this brush - honestly guys, it's the softest thing ever and is going to be a dream for applying liquid foundation and the cover drops I mentioned above.

I picked up a Milani blush at the pick n mix stall and so I'm so excited I finally have one in the most perfect peachy bronze shade - I just know it's going to look divine with tanned glowy skin! The goodie bag had lots of other amazing items too like the Laura Geller Lash Boss mascara and a lovely golden bronze Makeup Geek eyeshadow - another of my fave eyeshadow brands! I also picked up a Jeffrey Star liquid lipstick, Ofra liquid lipstick, LA Splash eyeliner, Doll Light highlighter and Makeup Geek pigment from the pick n mix stand. Yep, safe to say, I took the opportunity to stock up! I'm so excited to try all of these products, they're all from brands I haven't really tried before so it's very exciting to get the chance to discover some new faves! All of the products are of course available to buy here from Beauty Bay.


I hope you guys enjoyed this post and hearing about Beauty Bay's new campaign as well as having a look at some of their fab products! It's now time for me to go and paint my face with them all - I'm sure you'll see them in a Monthly Favourites post soon. 

Make sure you check out the ad and if you recreate any of the looks, be sure to tag @beautybaycom with the hashtag #QueenBB on social.