GIFTS FOR HIM

THE BEST JANUARY SALES: SEE MY FAVOURITE BRAND PICKS FOR 2019

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Happy New Year! Everyone I hope you all had a fab and fantastic Christmas vacation with family and friends to celebrate the holidays in style as New Year marks a fresh start in 2019. I take it you all celebrated in style over the festive period and I’m sure most of you have had a Wish List of some sort for things to purchase just before Christmas.  This is where the benefit of the January Sales come in handy. Would you agree with me?

January is always the perfect time to snap up a bargain in the sales and here is my Edit of the best deals from my favourite brands to share with you all.

 

 

Winter SALE: Up to 50% off Select Items - even more styles than before!

 

 

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Up to 30% off at River Island! January just got better....

+ an Extra 15% off applied at Check out

Limited Time, Selection Lines Only, Only Online

 

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Disclaimer: All offers are subject to change by the retailers I have recommended for a limited time only so please bear in mind these offers will expire after the sale period has ceased. As always all opinions will be my own

MY TOP 5 ITEMS FOR GREAT SKINCARE ROUTINE THIS WINTER

With the arrival of winter it can suggest a few changes to our daily routines, that includes skincare apart from our wardrobe edit of course and here’s what you can do about it.

I often find that as our skin can be affected by the elements and fatigue we can take steps to improve its appearance with just making a few changes to our essential daily grooming.

There are some really great products to keep your skin refreshed, recharged and feeling great during the party season by prepping beforehand with my essential grooming hacks day to day.

I find it helps to start your morning routine with a refreshing face wash to give your skin that energising boost to beat fatigue with Clarins Paris One-Step-Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser that contains orange extracts is suitable for all skins types including sensitive skin too.

One particular area of the face that I love to mention is how best we improve the appearance of fatigue in the eye area which needs to be kept firm and looking youthful starts with hydration to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and dark circles by using eye cream treatments. I’ve chosen Kiehls Eye Alert as it contains cucumber and vitamin E is ideal to reduce puffiness and give your eyes a refreshed energy boost any time of day and is on me the whole time from first thing early morning to when getting home before bed.

For when you arrive home just top up with eye gel patches and leave it to work it’s magic to hydrate, soften and calm the affected area which has cucumber extract and collagen for skin cell renewal. Just remember a good night’s rest is essential for skin renewal so we could all do with some beauty sleep from time to time.
Most recently as the days and nights get cooler the climate can make our skin feel dry at times so be sure to wrap up warm and have products at hand to use when necessary on the go.

In this instance, I like to carry a lip balm with me to prevent my lips from getting dry and chapped so they appear smooth. Some products by Sister & Co Skin Food you may find even come with sumptuous flavours such as wild mint, raw coconut, Lip tonic and Lemon Myrtle that gives a tingling sensation when applied to the lips.

With that said our hands too could do with some tender loving care with the exception of a body cream to stop them getting dry. It’s best just to apply some to hands before putting your winter warmers on. There’s a great body cream from Jo Malone London I’ve been trying out recently with an aromatic scent of mandarin and lime basil that’s uplifting and sensual even in the bleak midwinter it feels festive as it takes me back to my childhood of decorated mandarins with cloves and ribbons as presents.

Let these amazing products work their magic by improving your daily skincare routine with additional items to refresh your grooming kit this winter.

 

Disclaimer: As always all opinions are you my own and I would never recommend any products that I myself would not use or purchase.

ACQUA DI PARMA GETS CREATIVE WITH FESTIVE CHEER FOR THE HOLIDAYS

 

ACQUA DI PARMA COLONIA ARTIST EDITION BY CLYM

CHRISTMAS GIFTS & IDEAS FOR HIM

It seems buying Christmas gifts for the men in your life can prove challenging, but I’m here to help you decide on a gift that even you’re husband, dad or brother would really appreciate such as the unique and exclusive collection by Acqua di Parma.

For Christmas 2018 the brand has introduced their exclusive Home and Travel Collection in collaboration with the acclaimed British Artist Clym Evernden who worked with Fenwicks on their window displays and Stylist magazine.

Clym was commissioned to create Acqua di Parma’s new campaign for the Limited Edition Colonia Artist Collection to capture the essence of the sunny sophistication of Italy and liberated feeling that inspired his little yellow bird illustration. Acqua’s products are mostly unisex so the packaging reflects that and was created in mind to be neutral so the products are accessible for everyone.

Photos Acqua di Parma

 

 

New arrivals this season include a deodorant just recently added to the range which includes 32 fragrances in the whole collection so there’s allot of choice to impress even the most discerning gentlemen in your life.

As gift set’s seem to be the most popular choice this festive season I wanted to mention the ones which stood out for me which were the smart gifts as Clym limited edition hand wash and hand lotion, scented candles colonia x Clym and Essenza Intensa Pura x Clym gift sets come with 100 ml fragrance, gel deodorant and shower gel.

The Bespoke option gift box is available too where you can choose 3 or 4 products encased with a ribbon without tissue which in my opinion seems smarter in terms of presentation. It does not stop there so in fact it just gets even better where the personalisation of gifts this Christmas is pre-monogrammed on Hat boxes. By observing the packaging it has seasons greeting’s in four different languages Russian, Arabic, and Mandarin Chinese includes limited Edition products and colonia handwash.


So just to recap what’s on offer this Christmas it’s the Christmas gift sets x 4 Colonia, Intensa, Essena and Pura, to smart gift sets / home, Colonia Sandelo and bespoke gifting.

During my window shopping trip over the weekend I realised that the Blue Mediternia Collection is only exclusive to House of Fraiser which are citrus, aromatic, sweet scented and fruity distinguished by the names Mirto di Panrea, Aranci Di Capri, and Fico di Amalfi to recreate that feeling of being holiday once you get there.

For those of you interested in the history of the brand Acqua di Parma’s Colonia Classic fragrance is 102 years old which makes it a classic heritage brand to rival other designer fragrances on the market as the Award Winning Classic Fragrance at the GQ Grooming Awards 2017. This citrus aromatic scent is fresh and full of life that has bergamot where the woody smells of vetiver, lavender and lemon leave that long lasting impression of sophistication it’s just too good. Trust me on this one, as you’ll want to try all 6 in the range too from Colonia Assoluta, Colonia Intensa, Colonia Essensa, Colonia Club and Colonia Pura.

Interesting fact – Colonia represents the 1st 100 years of the past and Colonia Pura the 2nd 100 years in the present future. I could go on and on but as the main focus of this review is to tell you all about the Limited Edition Christmas Collection you’ll want to take home and own which you and your loved ones can share together. These days the popularity of catering to meet the demand for gender neutral products is especially common in both men and women’s fragrances which can also be considered unisex which is something you’ll both want to own together because it’s very special. So, I think that’s pretty much Christmas shopping sorted and various item’s I’ll add to my wish list then!

 

To find out more please visit below the social media handles of the Artist Clym and Official website of Acqua di Parma

 

@clymdraws

 

@acquadiparma_official

 

www.acquadiparma.com

 

 

Disclaimer: A huge Thank you to LVMH HQ for gifting me with the Acqua di Parma Mediterania Fico di Amalfi Fragrance only exclusive to House of Fraiser. All special promotions mentioned and prices in this article maybe subject to change and decided by the brand Acqua di Parma alone. I would never promote a product which I would never use and recommend to others. In this instance all opinions I express are my own.

THE ALLURING SCENT OF JO MALONE COLOGNE YOU’LL BOTH WANT TO SHARE

A GENDER NEUTRAL FRAGRANCE THAT YOU’LL BOTH ADORE TOGETHER

The other day I took my first visit to my local Jo Malone store during a casual stroll in town as you do to seek the perfect gift for some inspiration.  I was astonished to find here a selection for Men’s Grooming, Women’s Beauty to Gender Neutral Products namely fragrances which I was very tempted to try out while inside the store.

I’ve always heard great things about The Jo Malone Brand as it’s very quintessentially British and one of my favourite luxury products as an alternative to designer fragrances.  We all have our favourite signature fragrances when it comes to scents that feel almost personal to us when we wear them on our skin.

I could spend all afternoon here trying on every invigorating scent that captivates my interest till I find the one for me or someone else as a gift, because we all like to indulge and be spoiled from time to time.

So, if you’re not all familiar with Jo Malone London let me give you a little bit of background into this iconic British Brand and what makes it so unique.

Jo Malone is a British perfume and scented candle brand founded in 1983. Since 1999 it has been owned by Cosmetics giant Estee Lauder. This luxury brand is synonymous for its high end perfumes. Luxury candles, bath products and room scents.

An interesting fact about the brand is that they appointed English Model and Musician Karen Elson and Model and Actress Poppy Delevingne who have served as spokesperson for the brand.

The fragrance I decided to choose this time round had to be the Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne from the Jo Malone Fragrances which is sweet , not too overpowering and just right with its fresh scented aroma’s can also be Unisex. It’s very versatile and feel I can wear this cologne day in, day out as it’s very alluring when people have commented on the scent’s smell  the first time I wore it.

Incase, you’re wondering to know what’s the main ingredients’ of the fragrance are; it evokes the wildness of honeysuckle, fresh tone of rose together with the aromatic fruity twist of davana and woody with Moss warmed by sunshine which I was instantly obsessed with.

For me, it had to be the hints of liquorice that’s very suttle in sweetness brings to life a fragrance that’s light and ideal for daytime or evening.

Which reminds me that I need to try next the Huntsman  x Jo Malone range which is on my wish list just in time for Christmas.

 

This product retails at £ 47.00 30 ml and £ 94.00 100 ml. To find out more about Jo Malone London visit them online or at their Stores in the UK.

 

https://www.jomalone.co.uk/

 

@jomalonelondon

 

Disclaimer: This item was offered complimentary as a sample to try by Jo Malone London. As always all opinions are my own and I would never promote a product which I would not personally use myself. All prices quoted at the time of this published article are subject to change by the company Jo Malone owned by Estee Lauder.