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This time of year means one thing for us bloggers, GIFT GUIDES!

I couldn’t wait to share my favourite products from Bomb Cosmetics‘s new Christmas range with you guys (Spoiler alert – It’s bloody magical!)

So whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift for your good’ol mum who needs some well earned TLC, or your office is doing (oh God, another year of..) Secret Santa and you’ve landed the financial director, who you know absolutely nothing about. Don’t panic, grab yourself a hot drink in your fave festive mug and get yourself onto the Bomb Cosmetics website, because they have got you covered!

For someone who enjoys mindful moments and indulging in a hot bath, I can’t recommend Bomb Cosmetics enough. If you haven’t already heard of them, check out my introduction post HERE

Now onto the good stuff, starting with the POP cracker gift pack, which is the perfect secret santa gift! This (not so) little beauty is just £8 and comes with 3 delicious smelling bath blasters!

Gift for Giving Bath Blaster
Passion-fruit Dream Bath Blaster
Pineapple Expressed Bath Blaster

I was quite surprised by the scents of these blasters, as they definitely aren’t your traditional Christmas fragrances, but I actually quite liked that about this set. It’s unique to everything else on the shelves and ideal for someone who likes more fruity, fresh bath products!

Queue the Mallows and start the festive season off with a bang!

Along with the classic bath blasters, the bath mallows are a perfect little stocking filler! Though they are small they are packed full of goodness!

The Make it Snappy Mallow has spicy scents of mulled wine and clementines mixed with pure mandarin, and cinnamon essential oils. Not only does it smell gorgeous, it is super hydrating, and by far the cutest bath companion around!

Next up is The Leader of the pack bath mallow. Which is probably my all time festive fave from this years range. Little Rudolph delivers a spicy pumpkin cider fragrance, with pure ginger and black pepper essential oils to get you feeling all warm and snug.

Next up is the Glitterballs Creamer, and Oh my lord.

This little gem has all the traditional scents of Christmas wrapped into one! Plum, orange papaya, Jasmine blossom, exotic amber and creamy vanilla and caramel, to name a few. Plus this luxurious little ball is full of cocoa butter, Shea butter, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli oils to hydrate and repair your skin.

Since I’m talking BC, I have to give a mention to the Santa baby soap slice, because this literally is a little slice of heaven.

The Santa baby soap smells of oranges and cinnamon, which, let’s be honest, is the dreamiest of winter fragrances! I LOVE Bomb Cosmetics soap, they are soft on the skin, smell incredible and a little goes a long way; and if you’re still not sold, you could literally gift this to someone just to look pretty in their bathroom (totally what I’m doing currently) #Tooprettytouse

Now Imagine the feeling of coming home after a long day and plonking yourself in front of a warm, cosy fireplace. Absolute bliss, right? This is essentially what Bomb Cosmetics have re-created in the form of theWinter Spruce Bath Blaster; It smells of frankincense and vetiver oils which gives a warm, rich fragrance that will leave you feeling relaxed and Zen.

This is the perfect stocking filler for someone who likes woody, earthy fragrances and more classic bath products.

All of the bath products mentioned are available to buy individually or as part of a gift pack, which are all beautifully wrapped and ready to gift!

Be sure to check out Bomb Cosmetics range of Christmas Gift packs as they are all absolutely lovely!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and got some inspo for gifts.

Love,

 

 

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Since starting the process of moving out, I have recently discovered a new found love for homeware and interior design.

Normally the first app I find myself on when I reach for my phone is Instagram, but I confess I have massively been cheating on Insta with Pinterest. Whenever I have some down time, I’ll grab a coffee and scroll endlessly, creating board after board of homeware inspo (There is a LOT of Scandinavian vibes)

The Christmas period is the best for creating a cosy home environment. With lots of brands and stores getting involved, with huge departments and ranges dedicated to Christmas furniture and knickknacks.

I am a strong believer that less is more, and whilst I dig the ‘Santa’s Grotto’ vibes, for my own space, I tend to keep things a bit more simplistic, with subtle nods to the festive season.

1- Anthropologie (one of my Favourite homeware stores) have released the most breathtakingly beautiful Christmas range this year, with everything from tree ornaments to festive tea towels. An item I loved was their Gilded Botany Table runner which is undeniably perfect for the lead up to Christmas.

It’s a gorgeous silver/grey colour, with subtle hints of rose pink and gold. (And yep, they totally have an entire matching cutlery set, if you’re feeling extra fancy) so dreamy!

2- Whilst we’re on the topic of table setting, how perfect are these twinkly table lights from Oliver Bonas? Draped across a table runner or placed in a little jar, for a little extra added magical cosiness, because in my opinion are you even doing Christmas right without copious amounts of fairy lights?

3- Now I’ll confess, I am a bit of a sucker when it comes to themed bedding, so when I saw the Its Christmas duvet set from Yorkshire Linen, I may have squealed a little…

It’s magical and effortlessly chic. I love the two tones of grey and the double sided design. When you fold over the top, it reveals a pretty little snowflake design. I mean, seriously? How cute is that!

It comes in all traditional bed sizes, includes two pillowcases AND the king size is only £19.99!

4- Ikea is another one of my go-to stores to grab a bargain, (not that I’m providing you with ground breaking news here) I picked up a few glass domes, and have been using them for a whole host of different things, but for this time of year it’s nice to put fairy lights and candles in them to instantly create a warm, relaxing glow.

5- Nothing beats a big warm blanket in the Winter, and what better than this gorgeous Oxblood/Maroon throw from Yorkshire Linen co, complete with snowflakes for added festivity! I like the idea of this draped over a settee, or folded on the end of a bed. If you don’t fancy the Christmas themed one, they have a great range of blankets and throws to suit all colour schemes! visit their website >> Here <<

6- Another piece I picked out from Yorkshire Linen co is the Deer red/Gold table runner. (Yes, I know another table runner) but this is one is half the price of the Anthropologie one and just as pretty! With dustings of gold and dainty reindeer, this is the perfect way to inject some colour and festivity into your home.

7- Finally, it wouldn’t be a blogmas post without a mention of my favourite cruelty free beauty brand – Bomb Cosmetics. They have a released a new Christmas candle called ‘Santa’s little Melter‘ which I am so excited to light, because it smells incredible! Not to mention it has a beautiful design that will instantly make any room both look and smell festive and Hygge!

I hope you enjoyed this post, and feel a little bit more inspired to make your space cosy!

Love,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For my first Blogmas post, I wanted to write about something a little bit different.

Whilst my other blog posts leading up to Christmas will be all about decorating your home, getting in the festive spirit, and my gift guides to help you buy the perfect present for someone who has everything; this post is about giving a gift that could honestly change someone’s life.

CBM are an international Christian disability and development organisation, that aims to transform the lives of disabled people in the world’s poorest communities. They work with them to break down barriers by delivering practical support, improving policy and practice and inspiring the people of the UK to act.

This incredible charity’s vision is to have an inclusive world in which all people with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential. Now, I’ll confess when I first read up about their aim, and what they do, I welled up and was completely taken back by it.

Every year, they help over 30 million people living with, and at risk of disabilities in more than 60 countries worldwide! not to mention….

Vaileth and Susana, aged 4 and 5, live with their grandmother, Fausta, and another young cousin in a small mud house in Tanzania. Fausta first noticed that something was wrong with both her granddaughters’ eyes when they were only a few months old.

They struggled to pick up things that were right in front of them, and as they got older found simple every day tasks harder to do. When Fausta heard that CBM’s partner hospital was running free eye screenings to identify people with sight problems, she took the girls along and they identified that they had cataracts.

The hospital arranged for transport for Fausta and the two girls to hospital for cataract surgery, under general anaesthetic. The surgery and transport was funded by CBM supporters, as the family have no money to spare.

“Now they can see better, I hope the girls can go to school to get an education so they can live a better life. Thank you so much.”

From as little as £12 you can purchase a gift on the Give Joy gift shop that will substantially help the lives of those living with disabilities in the poorest parts of the world.

Christmas over the years has undoubtedly become more and more commercialised, meaning its easy for us to lose sight of what is important. We can take for granted how lucky we are to have a home, a roof over our heads, a table of food, and the most importantly, the ability to see and hear our loved ones.

This is a priceless gift that you can give someone this Christmas, thanks to CRM’s gift shop…

Be sure to check out this wonderful charity HERE and show your support over on their social media platforms:

Facebook

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Twitter

 

Thank you for reading!

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I remember watching the Addams Family back when Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christina Ricci and Christopher Lloyd played the quirky family. I mean, who could forget the finger clicking da-da-da-da tune, and Wednesday Addams’s iconic long black plaited hair.

When I heard the musical was touring the UK and would be coming to Milton Keynes theatre, I quickly booked tickets for a friend and I to go along for Halloween.

I hadn’t done a lot of research into the show’s story line, or even looked at any of the reviews before I booked our tickets, I booked it purely based on my love for the classic Addams family franchise.

In places I found the plot was perhaps a little drawn out, and was a little bit disappointed to find there are only a couple of really catchy songs such as ‘Pulled,’ ‘Crazier Than You’ and ‘When You’re An Addams,’ unlike other popular musicals which seem to have you singing the songs for weeks after.

Luckily the Addams Family franchise has a strong concept and this is tied together nicely throughout the show. The ensemble are a group of Addams Family ancestors, that are all costumed in iconic historical periods. The choreography is great, well suited to the show and is as you expect, pretty damn quirky!

The production itself shows Wednesday Addams all grown up, with a secret that only Gomez knows; she’s fallen in love with a young man from a respectable suburban family.

Gomez Addams must now (try) and keep the secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. All the usual clan are present, including Uncle Fester, Lurch and son Pugsley.

I thought Carrie Hope Fletcher was wonderful as Wednesday Addams, and I throughly enjoyed the father/daughter relationship between Gomez and Wednesday, along with the touching song ‘Happy Sad’ that accompanied this.

Despite the bad reviews the musical has received, I found it the perfect spooky treat leading up to Halloween. It was humorous, touching and overall a lot of fun!

 

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Cruelty free beauty – Rabbit & Nose.

I wanted to share with you guys, a new brand I’ve recently discovered.

Rabbit & Nose are a beauty brand that specialises in cruelty free beauty products, ranging from body scrubs to lip balms. They are currently a small start up company, but I am expecting them to go far!

“At Rabbit Nose, we believe in being kind to everything that lives.”

All of their products is 100% vegan and cruelty free and contain only the good stuff. Handmade by them, and tested on them!

I was sent a few products to try, which I thought i’d share my initial thoughts on.

Muscle Therapy Bath salts

When I first opened the jar, I was blown away by the scent. It was honestly like stepping into a spa. It was fresh and clean and smelt like refreshing Eucalyptus.

Rabbit & Nose have specifically picked essential oils that help repair and soothe sore muscles. The little jar is packed full of Rosemary, eucalyptus, tea tree and clary sage essential oils that work together to provide sore muscle relief, whilst also giving a de-stressing, relaxing scent, for that ‘Ahhhh’ moment. I suffer with a bad shoulder, and a few baths with this seemed to relive some of the muscle tension, even if it was momentarily, it was a nice feeling!

The special ingredient in this product is the Khadi Centella oil, which boasts anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities which also helps to prevent stretch marks, dry skin and scars.

Since receiving this product I have used it in pretty much every bath Iv’e had, paired with my go-to bubble bath product, the Brightside bubble bar, from Lush.

Coconut and Vanilla Lip scrub

I must confess this is a product that I would never normally purchase, because Iv’e not really considered the benefits of a lip scrub before, however that being said, it was pretty good. The smell, as you can gather from the name, is Vanilla and Coconut which, lets be honest is the dreamiest of combinations!

The idea of the lip scrub is to help treat sore, dry and chapped lips back to full health. Its full of nourishing Coconut butter to defeat the dryness almost instantly. Luckily, I no longer seem to suffer with chapped lips, however when I was younger this product would of been a God send, as there was nothing else similar on the market.

This is a perfect little stocking filler. It’s a great product to introduce to your night time beauty routine. (Just try not to eat it, because it both smells and tastes delicious!)

Coffee Orange Exfoliating body scrub

This is definitely the messiest product out of the three, but easily my favourite.(It had me at Coffee…).

This product is a result of a collab between Rabbit Nose and Two Gingers Coffee House.

It’s an exfoliating body scrub that is created by recycling spent coffee and blending it with organic white sugar and coconut oil. It also has added orange and geranium essential oil, ideal for sensitive and dry skin, plus it gives it the most gorgeously perfect scent!

You apply this onto dry skin, rub in and wash off in the shower or bath. After one use my skin was noticeably more soft. Plus I smelt incredible! (If I do say so myself!)

If you like the look of any of these products, be sure to go and check out their website >>HERE<<

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Rabbit Nose gifted me the products featured in this blog post, for reviewing purposes. All my opinions and thoughts are my own and completely honest.
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