selfridges mothers day Diptyque RoseFor anyone that is as last minute as me with their Mother’s Day gifts I thought I would share a quick look at some of the bits Selfridges which are perfect for any Mums that love beauty. It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday so you have just a couple of days left to pick up all your pressies.

My first pick from the lot has to be the Charlotte Tilbury creams, I just love the brand and these are a really lovely treat. I’ve tried the original Magic Cream which was beautiful and I’m expecting the same from the Eye Rescue and Night Cream. You could splash out on the Magic Cream Duo or pick the one item which your mum would appreciate most.

I think perfumes and candles are also always a great option for any female although it can be tricky to choose the perfect scent for someone else. Aerin is brand which I’m still exploring but their fragrances are real stand out products, they look really luxurious and elegant, plus theres a nice range so you can find one that your mother will love. Mediterranean honeysuckle is exclusive to Selfridges but pretty amazing!

I’m also really loving rose at the moment and the Diptyque range doesn’t disappoint! It works great for any age and I must admit that I am super excited to burn this candle! The Rose Roll On also comes in the most beautiful packaging, is the perfect handbag size and is very affordable as far as luxury perfumes go.

As my mum isn’t huge into beauty I often opt for body and skin products as everyone needs these and it’s always nice to make an everyday task such as creaming your body that little bit more lavish. Estée Lauder’s Revitalising Supreme Body Creme is the perfect pre-spring pick me up, it’s deeply nourishing and adds the most beautiful radiance to the body. However for my mother, top of her list is always a great hand cream, especially the Clarins Super Restorative Hand Cream which is the perfect anti0ageing, intensive hand cream!

For makeup loving mothers I don’t think you can beat a good lip colour such as the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestros which are grown up matte lip lacquers that provide rich, intense colour. Alternatively everyone needs a good mascara and Estee Lauder Sumptuous Knockout is the ideal one for anyone looking to add lift and definition to their lashes.

My final beauty recommendation is one I have been trying over the last week myself and it’s the Suqqu Musculate Massage & Mask Cream. It’s currently my favourite relaxation, pamper item. It’s a rich and highly moisturising cream which can really be used to massage the skin in order to promote blood circulation, hydrate and add the perfect glow to the skin.

Have you bought your Mother’s Day Gift yet? Did you pick up any beauty bits?

 

 

PS. I’m getting a facial tomorrow a Radical Skincare Facial tomorrow (which would make the perfect Mother’s Day Gift too!) so join me on Snapchat to follow my day: alittleobsessed

There are hundreds of candles on the market but they make a truly luxurious gift for almost anyone. I have so many at the moment that I thought I would talk you for my favourites to help you with your own Christmas wish list or your Christmas shopping.

Theres quite a few and I’m awful at describing scents so this will probably not be the greatest post… 
If you are looking to add a little sparkle to someones Christmas/life through a candle then I have two equally beautiful picks. Space NK Shimmering Spice is a great festive one with a blend of cinnamon, citrus and vanilla- perfect for a festive party.  100 Acres Sweet Orange, Cinnamon and Clove is another great one, made with 100& natural essential oils- the scent is my favourite for cosy winter nights in. 
If you’re on a budget fear not, as you will not be missing out. Sanctuary has a great range of candles but Yankee Candle would be my pick for inexpensive festive ones. There’s such a huge range that it’s almost to hard to pick; if you like sweet scents then Christmas Cupcake is perfect! If you want something a little more luxe than the Avon Winter Nights Candle has three wicks and is probably one of my favourite scents from all I’ve mentioned. 
Keeping with the orange theme Origins Feel Good Candle and La Montana Winter Oranges smell absolutely dreamy! Origins Feel Good Candle is out 7th December  and comes beautifully house in a recycled wine glass base, even more excitingly Origins will be planting a tree for every candle sold in partnership with Global ReLead. For an organic, natural, really relaxing candle then Lucy Annabella is the way to go, Niaouli & Lavender is my current favourite, especially great after a stressful December. If you’re looking for a more unisex candle or love Oud then you will love Van Cleef & Arpels Perfumed candles which is a really sexy, sophisticated scents!

But above all my two picks are Neom and Jo Malone, they’re my absolute favourites to give, receive and burn. Both brands do really special candles perfect for Christmas gifts! 

It’s December!

I can officially get very excited about Christmas without people telling me it’s too early! Happy 1st December to everyone who is excited as me.

As it’s December there are lots of fun things going on.

I will be holding 12 giveaway, the first one just went live on my Instagram but there will be lots more to be won over the next couple of days.

I will also be uploading to YouTube Sunday-Thursday, some videos will be daily vlogs and other beauty videos which I really hope you enjoy. If you have any specific requests than leave them below in the comments but don’t forget to subscribe to my channel here.  

If you’re starting your Christmas shopping or are looking for ideas on what to buy your friends and family than check out my gift guides below. There will be two more coming over the next days.

Most importantly, I hope you all have a fabulous December!

I always find men the hardest to buy for and apart from ties, socks and the occasional watch, I really struggle to choose something. I’ve had a look around and since this is a beauty blog I thought I would share my favourite beauty items that any father would love wether the father of your children or your father.

A family favourite and a gift I have given to almost every man I know is the The Body Shop Maca Root Shaving Cream and Brush. It’s a great stable in any mans life; the brush is great quality, the shaving cream allows for a great shave (so I’ve heard) and the Maca Root range also comes with a face wash. If you’re looking for a fragrance on a budget than The Body White Musk is a great one to look into and I was surprised by just how great it smells with hints of lavender, geranium, musk and sandalwood.

If you are looking for a light summer fragrance that’s still a real man’s man scent than I would go for the John Varvatos Artisan Acqua although it has lots of floral and citrus scents it still remains quite traditionally masculine. Another great one is the Ermenegildo Zegna Uomo which I think is aimed at a slightly older more traditional man but which won’t break the bank as it’s only £18.50 currently in Boots.

If you are looking for skincare then the No7 Men Protect & Perfect Serum especially any man which is beginning to worry about ageing and hydrating. More of an investment but a great one if he’s a gym goer and is looking to really clean his skin to keep blemishes at bay is Clinique For Men Charcoal Wash and Cleansing Brush, it’s one of my favourite brushes, not too harsh but can really change your skin.

If you’re looking for the perfect fragrance for any young man then I would start with Hugo Boss Bottled Intense, Michael Kors For Men or Lacoste L.12.12 Jaune all three are perfect for any stylist, modern father.

The Thierry Mugler’s A* MEN gift set is perfect if you are looking for a little more than just a fragrance as it also comes with a hair & body shampoo but is a really interesting, unusual but beautiful fragrance.

I’ve got my father TABAC After Shave lotion as he doesn’t typically love beauty items but this is so classic and old school that  I think he’ll love it.

L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio, £22
Every woman needs hand cream but I feel mother’s need it even more and L’Occitane hand cream has to be one of my favourites ever. I love this trio as it’s got a range of scents and they’re handbag friendly too. 

Soak & Sleep Grey Brushed Cotton Flannel, £45
I really love a personalised gift and these grey cotton pyjamas are a timeless present for any age. Soak & Sleep offer a whole range of personalised items and I also have/love the bathrobe.

Pandora Charm, Charms start at £20
I love jewellery as gifts as you don’t have to worry too much about the size of the person an a simple silver bracelet is pretty universal (unless they prefer gold). I particularly love Pandora bracelets as you can buy charms for future gifts and really personalise it to the individual. 

Lucie & Sebastien Champagne (via 31Dover), £30
Mothers day calls for a celebration and therefore Champagne! A great gift that you will hopefully get to share.

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Chic, £45
I think choosing a perfume for someone is always quite difficult and if you’re mother has a signature fragrance then I probably would stray from that. If she doesn’t or you know she is looking for something new than I would recommend giving Modern Muse Chic by Estee Lauder a go, it’s a feminine floral scent perfect for spring.

This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray, £25
Everyone deserves a good night’s sleep but I find I sleep best when I use the This Works Pillow Spray, I like the original but the Plus version is even better! Perfect for mum’s that are looking to catch up on their beauty sleep.

Becksondergaard Clutch, here
Clutches are currently my favourite gift to give as they aren’t as expensive as handbag’s and can often feel a little more luxurious as they’re are typically used on more special occasions. I am currently in love with this pale pink leather one which also comes in a few other colours but is the perfect size for essentials. 

The Body Shop, starts at £4.50
If you are looking for affordable skincare than The Body Shop Vitamin E is the perfect balance between affordable and luxurious. I love all the products in the range but feel I reach for it even more in spring and summer, they also have some limited edition Queen themed packaging just for mother’s day.

Becksondergaard Scarf, here
One again I think a scarf is timeless and perfect for any age. Both my mother and I are in love with this one which is a Silk and Wool blend, she has already hinted at it as her mother’s day gift.