With Christmas Eve being already next week it’s time to start wrapping up our Christmas shopping but if you’re still after a few bits, which won’t break the bank or the most beautiful stocking fillers than stay tuned as Ted Baker have exactly what you need!
If you’ve caught any of my Christmas Gift Guides than you know I love the Boots 3 for 2 offers over the festive season, especially all the beautiful rose gold offerings from Ted Baker. The Porcelain Rose bath, body and cosmetics collection has a vintage glamour feel with the large roses print and added elements of rose gold, the collection has a very luxury look but at an affordable price.
My favourite has to be the Ted Baker Pouting Petals Lip Gift (£14), a trio of lipsticks, packaged very similarly to one of my favourite high-end lipstick brands with rose gold ridged casing. The nude, pink and red shades are great from day to night and are really creamy! The nude shade has made it into my handbag and it won’t be leaving anytime soon. It’s also worth noting that the Ted Baker cosmetics are only around at Christmas so be sure to get your hands on them now!
If you’re looking to add a little sparkle to someones life then the Ted Baker Shimmer Body Wash (£8.50) is perfect. It smells amazing and adds the perfect amount of shimmer to help skin look glowy this part season.
A great gift everyone would love is the Ted Baker Glittering Gem Soap Collection (£8.50), another trio but this time of nude pink gem shaped soaps. It’s a great gift for those hard-to- buy-for people and at only £8.50 it’s a very affordable price point too.
If you’re stuck for secret Santa ideas or need a few more affordable stocking fillers than the Ted Baker Little Petal Body Sprays (£3) are fab! They come in cute tree ornament style packaging and as they’re 50ml they’re perfect handbag size! I have Opulent Petal and Petal Blush Pink which both smell amazing; Blush Pink is a soft floral scent with notes of Jasmine, patchouli and Neroli where as Opulent Petal is a little more of a woody-floral with notes of jasmine, orange blossom, exotic ylang and musk.
For those of you that follow me on Instagram or YouTube, you may have seen that I’m taking part in a super fun Halloween Campaign with Boots to create an affordable and easy Halloween look.
I went for Wednesday Addams as not only is the makeup easy but so is the outfit- plus I think it’s a good scary-ish Halloween outfit without being gruesome.
As part of the campaign, Boots threw a fabulous Halloween sleepover at an amazing haunted hotel with some of my favourite bloggers; Meg, Em and Becca who I celebrated with in spooktacular style.
We all recreated our Halloween makeup looks (check out the girls looks here: Em, Becca and Meg)
For mine, I used the same products from my YouTube video to create my Halloween look and it was super quick and easy. All the products are available at Boots and start at just £2.99, plus they have a ‘3 for 2’ mix and match across cosmetics and beauty accessories at the moment – BONUS. My current favourite Natural Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner is a must have I wore all evening and I also really fell in love with the black lips and the beautiful lashes!
I finished my Wednesday Addams look with Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Black Forest, which not only looks great for Halloween but also is a great autumn/winter pick.
Once we were all made up we ate lots of Halloween themed chocolates, made our way through endless popcorn and watched my favourite Halloween film- Hocus Pocus.
I had such a lovely time and a huge thanks to Boots for having me and for collaborating with me!
Check out my daily vlog of the event down below
Have you got any plans for Halloween this year? Will you be trying out this Wednesday Addams look?
Trying drugstore skincare has been top of my to-do list for a little while so when Boots Botanics asked if I wanted to try their range I had to say yes, as I’ve heard great things in the past and seen it pop up in endless magazines as one of the best affordable skincare ranges.I’ve had issues with Micellar waters in the past but the Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 cleansing solution was one of the best I’ve tried. It’s great at removing my makeup without stripping my skin, which I find a lot of other micellar waters do. I’m a wash-off cleanser lover and that probably won’t change any time soon but I love having a micellar water which works in my stash. This one can be used on the face, eyes and lips, which I find to be really useful. It has hibiscus to help boast brightness and AHAs to work as a mid exfoliator. The Boots Botanics Smoothing Facial Oil is a product I wish I’d found sooner as it really helps add moisture to my dehydrated skin and helps add the natural glow I am always after but it can be used on any skin type. It has purple orchid, which helps skin replenish resulting in softer, suppler skin. Since my skin does need extra moisture I found the Boots Botanics Radiant Youth Super Serum to really add an intensive boost to my skin. It’s packed with antioxidants, which helps skin look younger and Ginkgo with is apparently ‘nature’s most trusted protectors’, helping fight free radicals and environmental stress. There’s also a Triple Age renewal Hydrating Eye Serum with hyaluronic acid, vitamins A, C & E- ideal for anyone worried about the first signs of ageing.
I’ve been really into eye makeup remover this year and have found the Botanics Smoothing Eye Make Up Remover to be really comparable to high-end brands. It needs a good shake before you use it but it removes even waterproof makeup effortlessly without stinging my sensitive eyes.I also can’t end this review without telling you about their facial brush! We’ve all seen the super expensive electric facial brushes which I actually often find too harsh but the Botanics Facial Brush (which is just £6!) has been a great addition to my routine. I don’t use it daily but always incorporate it in my pamper routine, it’s super soft and therefore exfoliates the skin very gently. I usually team it with my cleanser, gently massaging in circular motions and find it to be both effective and relaxing.
Overall I have loved the Botanics range, I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks and have found my skin to be more hydrated and bright. I’ve even spotted the Bath & Body care range, which I’ll be picking up soon!
I’ve been after a perfect pair of boots for a while. I wanted a black leather pair which were high, pointy and able to take any outfit and really dress it up.
I’d seen a few high-end ones but I didn’t want to spend too much and thought the sale was the perfect time to buy a pair. I spotted these on the Dune website for £140 down from £175 which I found was pretty reasonable for a pair of all leather boots. As I ordered them online I was unsure I would love them just as much in real life but I’m happy to say I do!
They’re high but not too high, comfortable (considering) and the quality is fab- I think I’ll be wearing them all winter! I have been trying to invest in slightly more expensive but high quality items which will last me and I think this style is so timeless a versatile. I can team them with jeans and a t-shirt or dress it up with a dress and black tights.
It’s gotten so dark and colder of the last few weeks, which I guess is to be expected since Winter is coming and the shortest day of the year is next week. I’ve been going for a bit of a uniform which consist of black jeans, black boots, a jumper, a coat and a scarf everyday. It’s easy, comfortable and looks some what put together, plus I find that layers are essential as anything too heavy can become too warm very quickly but at least this way it’s easy to remove my scarf and coat.