Christmas gifts

Top three beauty box sets



Decleor Box of Secrets Beauty Powernap gift set

As British Beauty Blogger likes to point out, beauty box sets aren’t just for giving away, they’re a good opportunity to try a new line or stock up on favourites at a more affordable price. Three recommendations I can make – Decleor, Aesop and Omorovicza.

Decleor sent me its Box of Secrets Beauty Powernap set (above and below), which I was very happy about as I’ve run out of my Aurabsolu Awakening Cream (more…)



Buy it now: Gifts for guys



Men's gift guide

If shopping for men’s gifts overwhelms you, take my advice and stick to the classics. Forget fickle ‘It’ brands and head to Mr Porter which sells everything from John Smedley socks to BMW cars* and IWC Schaffhausen watches for those with the most discerning, discreet style. (more…)



Gift guide: tree trinkets



This Works beauty crackers

This is a very quick heads up on some of the affordable luxury beauty trinkets that are still available for the holiday season. To me, these beauty crackers and tree trinkets are no-brainers as they tend to be cult items and best selling people pleasers. Plus they come in at around Β£10-Β£20 which clearly means it would be rude not to buy yourself a little something for your troubles. (more…)



Gentlewoman style: forward planning



Smythson diary

How far do you like to plan ahead? Are you the type to get your next year diary in August, or do you buy it in clearance on the 31st January (you cheapskate!)?

Smythson is making it very easy to stock up now with its 2017 diaries which now come in an extended range of colours. Its customers kept asking for different shades, so it’s gone mad and given them everything they asked for and more. (more…)