Christmas Gift Guide For Her

Post contains items gifted for review purposes.

Struggling to find what to buy for the Woman in your life this Christmas? Or perhaps you are looking for inspiration that you can add to your own Christmas wishlist? I have rounded up some fantastic gift ideas guaranteed to put a smile on her face this Christmas.

Wax Lyrical Silentnight Relax Collection

2020 has been an undeniably stressful year, so why not give her the gift of calm this Christmas. Skilfully blended to create a sense of total calm and serenity, this stunning RELAX fragrance from Wax Lyrical uses soothing florals including jasmine and orange blossom. The amber base, musk and sandalwood is thought to invoke tranquillity and promote relaxation whilst sweet orange essential oil adds the finishing touch for its ability to ease feelings of stress and anxiety. Available in a generously sized reed diffuser to fill your room with delightful scents or a candle with a fantastic 35 hour burn time. Each product is etched in a beautiful scattered gold style, adding a touch of luxury to her relaxing space of choice.

TOYL- Time Of Your Life Box

Beauty, lifestyle and treats subscription box TOYL has been thoughtfully created for midlife women who want products suitable and tailored to their age. Cleverly your TOYL box is adapted to host a range of fantastic products that are specific to the time of year, giving you much needed hydration during those winter months, bright beautiful colours to experiment with during the summer months and everything in between! Each TOYL box is themed to meet your beauty needs throughout the year, and will often compliment the previous box to create a complete regime for you. Exploring this box feels like a real adventure, the products all feel very luxurious and well thought of, something other subscription boxes often lack. I am a huge fan of experimenting with new products and TOYL allows you to do this at the fraction of the cost. For a £35 monthly subscription you will receive over £100 worth of products every month! A huge believer in living well in your 30’s plus, creator Karen has a wealth of experience in the beauty industry and it is this knowledge that is evident in the incredible boxes she creates. The perfect gift for Mothers, Sisters and even Grandmothers this Christmas. With 3,6 and 12 month subscriptions available as well as a fantastic gift card option for your recipient to use whenever they wish. Give them a gift that keeps on giving this Christmas with TOYL.

The House of Eden

Born out of a desire to create a happy, stress-free shopping experience, The House Of Eden stocks a gorgeous range of one-size clothing, accessories, home and giftware. The one-sized clothing takes all of the awkward guesswork out of buying for her this Christmas and the stunning and on trend styles are guaranreed to put a smile on her face. I love the attention to detail in these beautiful tunic tops, luxurious feeling, flattering shape and best of all…… pockets! The on trend and stylish leopard print star motif top is perfect for casual and comfortable days while maintaining a sense of style with the longer length and loose fit design that flatters all shapes and sizes. Add a touch of glamour with this glitter detail panel, oversized pocket top. This beautiful piece is made out of high quality cotton material for that ultimate luxe feel and is perfect for adding a touch of sparkle to her Christmas day. You can check out more from The House Of Eden here and be sure to keep an eye on their Instagram and Facebook for more beautiful pieces.

Jose Eber Infusion Hot Brush

The next generation in straightening brush technology, not only achieve the results of a straightening iron with the ease of using a brush, but also infuse hair with specially-designed and nutrient-rich formulas. The incredible infusion treatment technology allows you to infuse hair with nutrients when hair is most receptive, resulting in super sleek and healthy looking hair. Easy to use the digital heat control ensures you use the precise heat setting for your individual hair type, while the anti-static ceramic bristles add luxurious shine while greatly reducing frizz and fly-aways. These left my hair feeling much more sleek than my usual straightening iron and I loved how I could add volume by using them in an upward motion away from the root. Give her the gift of great hair this Christmas. Get yours at Buzz Beauty.

Charlotte Posner Bottle

British contemporary artist, Charlotte Posner, is a new breed of artistic talent, driven by a passionate need to create art as expression. Inspired by people, places and popular culture from all over the world, Charlotte’s signature art style is distinguishable by its expression of shape and form, colour and confidence. Charlotte uses her art to transcend the invisible barriers that divide us and evoke emotion. Charlotte’s incredible, hand painted artworks are translated into products across a range of categories including fashion, homeware, candles, stationery, and accessories. I could not love this ‘Funfair’ water bottle more! It’s vibrant and attention commanding style makes me smile every time I see it. The latest water bottle in the collection, this 750ml, leakproof, stainless steel bottle is wrapped in the vivacious funfair artwork. This bottle’s eye-catching design will bring light and colour to the everyday while also encouraging use for single use plastics. Brighten up yours or your loved ones day by checking out the Charlotte Posner website now.

Blonde & Brown

Created by… you guessed it Blonde and Brunette duo Kim and Tiff whose passion began with wanting to make a gift box that people can buy as a treat for themselves or as a gift for a friend to make them smile. This Luxury box makes a fabulous Christmas gift and contains everything you need for an opulent treat, really well thought out and exploring the box and it’s contents feels like an exciting adventure. With a range of boxes from an all-round pamper box to skincare specific, there really is a box for everyone. All boxes contain products from smaller independent companies along with Blonde & Brown products and bigger well-known brands. All the products are hand-picked and chosen with love and fun in mind. Why not enjoy a regular pick me up with a Blonde and Brown monthly subscription? 

Annie’s Closet

The Home of all things beautiful, I first discovered Annie’s Closet on Instagram and as soon as I saw the amazing pieces available, I felt like I was in accessory heaven! Creator Sharon has a fabulous eye for style and her love of fashion is evident in every piece and is also what inspired her to start Annie’s Closet. Each piece is carefully and lovingly chosen to keep you looking and feeling great. With a huge range of beautiful items from stylish Kimonos and ponchos to jewellery and bags, Annie’s Closet has it all and more. This bag is an example of the on- trend and unique pieces that Annie’s Closet has to offer, made from genuine Italian leather with a soft pebble effect, not only does it look great, but the quality is also fantastic. Available in a dreamy range of colours, not only are these bags perfect to take you from day to night with their timeless style and perfect size, they also have the option to change the strap so that you can create a totally new look whenever you want. With a long adjustable shoulder strap so it can also be worn cross-body, you can also shop a fabulous range of straps to give your bag a personal touch. These bags will make a great gift that you or your loved one can add to time and time again, buying a new strap for every occasion. Check out the Annie’s Closet website and be sure to follow the Instagram and Facebook pages for fabulous gift inspiration and irresistible accessories.

The Konjac Sponge Co

Skincare is always a great gift idea and if you want to give the gift of a glowing complexion look no further than the Konjac Sponge Co. A small family run business offering vegetable fibre cleansing sponges for exfoliating the skin. Adored by therapists during treatment, they are a great way of having a mini facial every day at home. Ideal for a pamper session, or can be used as a quick all in one cleanse and exfoliate for busy people on the go. Cleanse, exfoliate, revitalise and refresh for a radiant complexion, these gorgeous sponges are sold in many styles to suit all of the family. The festive designed sponges make the perfect stocking filler. The full collection of Konjac Festive Friends includes a little friend to target every skin issue. Rudolph (with moisturising red French clay), Blitzen (with oil-absorbing bamboo charcoal), Gingerbread Man (with soothing chamomile) and Snowman (just 100% pure Konjac). Check out the incredible range at The Konjac Sponge Co here.

Lottie Lane Personalised Elephant Bag

Nothing makes a gift feel more special than when it is personalised to a loved one. Lottie Lane is a textile and homeware business created by Charlotte (Lottie) who prides her designs on her bright, playful, fun and energising designs, all of her designs are hand drawn with minimal use of technology to ensure a real focus on original and authentic design. I love the bright and beautiful pattern of this stylish bag which can be used for a variety of purposes, including as a cosmetics bag, a wash bag, a pencil case or a small tablet storage bag. The quality of Lottie Lane products feel luxurious and well made and I love that each piece is designed with love. The personalisation adds a thoughtful touch, making items the perfect individual gift. If you would like to treat your special someone to a personalised gift for any occasion be sure to check out Lottie Lane’s website and Instagram page.

Lido Pearls

Pearl jewellery is a gift that will always touch the heart, with it’s timeless beauty appealing to every generation. When it comes to buying pearls, look no further than Lido pearls, having recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary owner Lorraine has a wealth of experience in the jewellery business. The Lido Pearl collection has grown over the years to almost 1600 designs and now offers only rhodium plated sterling silver jewellery with genuine pearls. Every piece is presented to you with beautiful gift boxes and organza travel pouches. Offering an impressive range of stunning pearl jewellery to suit every occasion and budget. This stunning set shows the true beauty that pearls can offer, the dainty and classic styling will be a guaranteed hit, teamed with gorgeous gift packaging for the perfect finishing touch. Shop Lido Pearls and use Code CHYNNA15 for a fantastic 15% off all items excluding sale.

Scaramanga

Scaramanga is a renowned award winning leather bag and leather satchel maker, they offer a huge range of timless styled, quality items, all lovingly handmade using skilled leather workers, traditional techniques and tools to create affordable classic leather bags for men, women and children. Scaramanga take pride in how their products are designed and the hardworking, highly skilled men and women who create their bags. They believe in making classic leather satchels and bags using traditional tools and materials and most importantly of all, staying true to original leather working techniques and traditions. Amazingly, Scaramanga leather bags are still made the same way they would have been made in Britain 60 years ago. Compact backpacks like this are guaranteed to hit all the right notes this Christmas. You can conveniently carry daily essentials and still feel comfortable, with adjustable straps so you can tailor the leather backpack to your personal needs. The deep Tan colour , pocket detail and timeless style means that Scaramanga bags will remain on trend for years and years to come. Being concious of the throw away fashion that we see too often, I can’t reccomend investing in timeless classics more. Check out the fantastic womens collection at Scaramanga here.

Revamp Hollywood Curl

Take the hassle out of curling your hair with this Revamp Progloss Hollywood Curl Automatic Rotating Curler. The unique hair curler features an automatic rotating ceramic and ionic barrel for quick and easy styling. At the touch of a button, you can create flawless curls and waves. Infused with Progloss Oils to create hairstyles with exceptional shine. It took me less than 10 minutes to give my hair volumous, bouncy and flawless curls. I love that the outside of the Revamp Progloss Hollywood Curl stays cool meaning you don’t get that flustered feeling that styling products often cause. Avialable at Amazon, Boots and Argos.

L’abu Skincare

Uncomplicated, organic skincare with a rich Italian heritage…. I think I have found the dream here. Mother and daughter duo Netta and Hayley created their own brand of Salon Grade uncomplicated skin care which has received incredible feedback from all of it’s customers and it is no wonder. Proudly Salon-grade, vegan and organic, the active ingredients in L’abu products speak for themselves, no nasties just goodness! All L’abu skincare products are suitable for all skin types and have been devised to be used as part of a step by step skincare regime or individually, giving you full flexibility of your daily routine. This Powerful, Organic anti age trio is truly incredible, designed to target all of the problems that come with aging skin from fine lines to hydration. I can’t pinpoint which product is my wonder product, I love them all. I have noticed a HUGE improvement in my skins texture and plumpness since using these recently and can’t get enough for the gorgeous natural scents and luxe feel of the products given the affordable prices. I will be back time and time again for these products and can’t wait to try more. Check out L’abu skincare on Instagram and order yours here.

Notes & Clips

When it comes to stationery, I have made it no secret that I am a huge fan of all things organisation and this set does not disappoint! Give the perfect gift with 8 pieces of luxurious stationery in a beautiful ready to gift presentation box. Every box contains handmade stationery and curated accessories in a stunning combination you won’t find anywhere else, the felt lined presentation box oozes luxury and sophistication. Designed and made exclusively by Notes and Clips not only are these stationery boxes beautifully designed, they are also practical and include every item a stationery lover could dream of! Each set features 2 themed softcover notebooks, glitter pen, paper clip, sticky notes, greeting card and handy stickers. These boxes will not disappoint as a Christmas gift, why not add an optional gift message to give an extra special personal touch. Check out the amazing stationery available at Notes and Clips here.

Jim Bag

Heading back to the gym this January? Or maybe looking for a reliable and trustworthy bag for days out, Uni or sports? Jimbag has you covered. Stand out from the crowd with this statement Olive Barrel bag. This lightweight canvas bag will see you through your gym session or city break in your own style. Made from unbeatable quality materials and built to stand the test of time. Carry your kit and accessories with ease, using the strong canvas handles and secure interior zip. Timeless and on trend check out Jimbag here.

Speck Phone Cases

Designed to make an impact…. And take one. Speck have been making and designing leading, trustworthy accessories for all things tech since 2001. Speck makes products that are designed for impact to protect the tech you rely on. With a huge range of stylish designs and military-grade protection, Speck provide a difference you can see and feel. All Speck cases are the perfect fit, comfortable and slim to hold, while so robust that the 8 feet drop tests that Speck conduct give you total confidence that these cases will stand the test of time. The materials used in these cases resist UV yellowing to keep them looking clear for the life of the case. From striking patterns, to classic and clear Speck really do have it all. So often with mobile phones, users have to compromise on their chosen phone colour to with an unsightly case to protect the devise, the clear design of this case means that you can show off your mobile colour whilst knowing your devise is protected in style. The patterned and glitter cases add a touch of fun to your devise.  Shop the impressive selection of styles that Speck have to offer here.

Ecoffee Cup

Choose to reuse! The message is clear and Ecoffee Cup really have got it bang on with their super stylish coffee cups. Ecoffee Cup products are made from a composite of natural fibres including Bamboo and Cornstalk, an impressive 97.5% natural materials. This stylish 0.5L Hot/Cold Vacuum is perfect for your morning coffee on the go. The Hot and Cold stainless steel vaccum are a great way to keep soups, drinks and even lunch hot. With a compact and sleek design these can really be taken anywhere, with the security of knowing that the vacuum lid means these on-style cups are 100% leak proof. Offering a huge range of patterns and styles these Hot/Cold Vacuum cups are guaranteed to make the perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas. Shop your favourite styles here.

Kindred Fires Personalised Candles

Show them you care with this beautiful candle from Kindred Fires handcrafted collection. A sweet choice for your loved one, the personalised candle has a label to the front which features the name of your choice, surrounded by festive leaf illustrations. With Christmas 2020 arrangements still being uncertain, personalising gifts is a fantastic way to show loved ones you care and add a sentimental touch. The candle is hand poured in house using natural soy wax and premium fragrance oils. A decadent orange and cinnamon scent is perfect for the cosy Christmas season. With stunning gold detailing this Kindred Fires candle is in a stylish brown apothecary style jar which your chosen one will love. Gifts from Kindred Fires are made extra special with thoughtful and unique personalisation options available. Click here to shop the stunning collection.

Miss Milly Accessories

Know Somebody who loves costume jewellery? Well you need not look further than Miss Milly, with a huge range of stunning and reasonably priced costume jewellery from unique necklaces to stylish scarves, there is something for every taste and style. The Necklace, earrings and cufflinks showcase the fantastic quality of the jewellery and the statement designs mean that you can find an abundance of pieces to style with any outfit. I love the simple but very effective colours in these pieces. The stunning blue border scarf feels soft and decadent and is perfectly lightweight so this can be worn from season to season, a real wardrobe staple. Click here to shop the extensive range that Miss Milly has to offer…. And for those reasonable prices, it would be rude not to order something for yourself too!

I Do Handmade

Treat a loved one to a cosy evening getting creative at home with this colourful crocheting project. This eco-friendly kit makes the perfect gift for anyone who loves crocheting, or a beginner who has always wanted to try. Newbies or pros will love this kit, bright and cheerful colours, therapeutic and soothing, the perfect way to take some time to create something useful for the home. This set makes handy washcloths can be used all around the home. Created by Mother and Daughter this fantastic business is bringing crafting joy to many homes in the form of some really fantastic DIY craft kits. Try your hand at anything from making a Christmas wreath to block printing. Affordable, personal and uplifting see the full range of crafting kits from I Do Handmade here. Don’t forget to use code JOHNSONS15 for 15% off!

Magnitone Steam Ahead

Bring the spa home this Christmas. The Magnitone Steam Ahead is the perfect gift for skincare lovers. Using this Magnitone Steam Ahead for just 10 minutes a day will leave skin healthier, more hydrated and will noticeably improve overall skin condition, as well as helping to improve absorption of skincare creams and potions. De-ionised micro steam particles are a gentle, yet deeper way to cleanse and hydrate, creating the perfect priming to help skin rejuvenation. Add essential oils for that ultimate spa feeling. This clever contraption can be conveniently dismantled for easy storage. Now available in Superdrug and sure to be popular this Christmas get yours here.

ORIGIN

The UK’s first 100% not-for-profit sustainable fashion business. Husband and Wife team Tom and Alice are the founders of ORIGIN. Their collective passion for starting the business began after spending many years living and working in Africa and in 2018 ORIGIN was launched. 100% of their profits fund community driven, needs based projects in Africa.
ORIGIN was established with the purpose of raising funds for humanitarian development projects through the sale of ethically produced and stylish clothing. The timeless styling of these quality T-shirts makes for a great gift. The best-selling wink tees have been inspired by African hand carved masks. 100% organic cotton and printed using vegan approved water-based dyes, Origin’s range is unisex and accommodates for sizes XXS-XXL. Origin pride themselves on using real people of all different shapes and sizes to model their clothing. Find out more about this fantastic business and order yours here.

Getting Personal Personalised Scarf

When it comes to personalised gifts Getting Personal have an abundance of products to add a personal touch to your gifting this Christmas. Make your special moments more personal and create unique gifts such as this beautiful super cosy scarf. This gorgeous scarf is perfect for cosying up on those cold winter nights or layering up as a stylish accompaniment to any outfit. Add initials to create a unique statement piece for yourself or someone special, available in two classic colours.

Lily & Stella Accessories

Christmas time is all about sparkle and Lily & Stella is home to an incredible selection of stunning accessories, from beautiful bags to festive jewellery gifts. This Black and gold beaded detail bag is an example of the beautifully ornate pieces on offer. The handmade beaded bag is hand finished in a black and gold bead zig zag pattern which oozes glamour. The pouch is fully lined with cotton and features an on trend pom-pom zip. If she is all about the jewellery why not take a look at the stunning Joma Jewellery Christmas collection, perfectly presented on a decorated card with the title ‘a little With love this Christmas!’ this Christmas tree charm bracelet makes the perfect gift. A silver Christmas tree charm hangs between round silver beads for the perfect festive touch. See more from Lily & Stella on the website or Instagram page.

Noble Isle

Christmas time is all about indulging in a touch of luxury and what better way than giving a gift of a Noble Isle Luxury Gift Set. All Noble Isle sets are strikingly presented and come in bespoke boxes topped with a sash of coloured ribbon to create impressive, indulgent gifts. This Classic Collection Christmas Gift Set was inspired by the nostalgic magnificence of a luxury chocolate box. Containing the all time favourites, Noble Isle’s five most loved Bath and Shower Gels, from five different realms of fragrance to awaken all of your senses. Unravel the ribbon to transport your loved ones on an evocative, flavoursome fragrance journey around the British Isles this Christmas. Look no further than the Noble Isle website for all things body this Christmas.

Stila Two Lucky Stars

Christmas is a time to sparkle, look no further than this Stila Two Lucky Stars set to add that perfect festive sparkle to Christmas make up. The perfect gift for those makeup lovers out there. Create your own luck with this starry-eyed duo. The set features – for the first time and in exclusivity – Glitter & Glow with a thinner, pin-point tip for precise application, so you can sparkle on with perfect ease. This brilliantly long-wearing, sparkle eye shadow is perfectly paired with Stila’s legendary Smudge Stick for the ultimate smudge that won’t budge!

Wicked Gummy Co

When it comes to beauty, we all know it starts from within and on these cold winter months, we could all do with a helping hand. Say hello to shinier hair, glowing skin and strong nails thanks to the Wicked Gummy Co. Containing a natural blend of amazing ingredients such as Biotin, vitamin C and vitamin E. All of these play a part in strengthening and keeping your hair healthy, contributing to normal collagen formation for your skin, protecting against oxidative stress and aiding with amino acid synthesis. These chewable vitamin gummies for adults are mixed berry flavoured and taste great. A great stocking filler, you and your loved ones will wonder how you lived without them! Check out more from the Wicked Gummy Co here.

St Moriz Pro Express Foaming Tan Water

Get that summer glow all year round with St Moriz Foaming Tan Water. The advanced pro formula means that you are guaranteed to achieve the perfect glow with it’s impressive streak free and no mess formula. Gets to work in just one hour and slowly fades away evenly after 5-10 days. This is my favourite tan for getting a natural and flawless glow. This unique, moisture rich formulation is ideal for beginners or experienced tanners, and is particularly good for skin that would benefit from an added boost of radiance. (Couldn’t we all in Winter). Don’t forget your St Moriz smooth and velvety tanning mitt for that flawless finish.  Available from highstreet retailers or online.

Ted Baker Fragrance

Ted Baker fragrances are known and loved for their unique personalities and Amelia is no different. Lavishly opulent with a contemporary twist, Ted Baker Amelia is bold and beautiful with a dazzling charisma. With top notes of rhubarb, almond and magnolia, Amelia’s scent commands attention and does all the talking. The stunning ombre detail bottle with rose gold top oozes glamour and sophistication, making it the perfect gift for her this Christmas. Available from Superdrug both in store and online, get yours here.

Slip Scrunchies

Add the perfect pop of charm to both you and your loved ones hair and Christmas tree, this festive bauble houses four pure silk Skinny Scrunchies for easy, slick styling without any tugging and friction. Slipsilk is specially crafted from the finest quality mulberry silk in a range of on trend designs. This unique silk blend provides the perfect balance of shine, softness and durability. Significantly less absorbent than other common fibres, it slips smoothly over the hair, comfortably holding it in place without creating any damaging friction. These are a total game changer for reducing creases and ridges, meaning your style lasts longer. Get yours here.

Lamazuna

After a huge success in France, Zero waste cosmetics brand Lamazuna have launched their incredibly popular range here in the UK. Lamazuna are dedicated to giving back to the planet through their business with tree planting initiatives, charity partnerships and a commitment to continually working to improve their products and business operations. With a huge range of eco-affordable and well thought of products, not only will these products minimize bathroom waste, they will also help you to save money. These solid shampoo bars smell incredible and leave hair feeling clean and soft. The Scots pine bar smells amazing! This essential oil works to purify the hair and helps to relax you, making washing your hair feel like a treat and not a chore. A perfect stocking filler and great way to start your eco-friendly cosmetics journey. Find out more about Lamazuna and get yours here.

The Hair Boss by Lisa Shepherd

Transform dull and unruly hair with this unique heat-activated shine spray that leaves hair perfectly smooth and shiny. The Hair Boss is a fantastic and sleek range of hardworking hair formulas created by Lisa Shepherd, designed to give you incredible results. The expert blend of ingredients boasts unique biopolymers that protect the hair against humidity and frizz, all while preventing damage from styling, UV exposure and pollution. Luxury hair care with a very reasonable price tag and the promise of great results! What’s not to love? You can shop the full range at Superdrug now, both in store and online.

Dr PAWPAW Prep and Party

When it comes to all things lips Dr PAWPAW has it covered. Treat her pout this multi-purpose, stackable pot that combines a natural lip scrub and a replenishing lip balm. This clever two-step treatment utilises nourishing Olive Oil and Aloe Vera to soothe and soften lips, whilst conditioning and protecting for long-lasting comfort. The incredible fragrance of mango, orange and coconut will leave her lips feeling like they have had the VIP treatment. The ultimate red lip balm is one of my favourites and can be used to add a pop of colour to both lips and cheeks. Get your set here, also available in sore from Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

Delhicious Scrubs

Delhicious Body is a 100% natural, vegan, cruelty-free skincare brand based in London. Created by husband and wife team Zak and Zara who noticed a lack of natural beauty products with Indian roots in the mass market which also had a wider appeal. An ultimate favourite, the original caffeine and antioxidant loaded scrub blasts away dry skin, fades marks and flushes away toxins to give skin a healthy glow. Rich in minerals and natural ingredients these scrubs leave skin feeling soft and nourished to perfection. The ‘mint to be’ scrub is perfect for the ultimate post workout feeling, offering a blast of minty freshness that packs a punch while the essential oils like peppermint work hard to soothe tired, weary muscles. Now available in Debenhams in store and online.

Venus Extra Smooth Sensitive Rose Gold

A fabulous stocking filler! Venus never fails you when it comes to quality razors. Enjoy a close, comfortable shave with Venus Rose Gold Extra Smooth Sensitive razors. Featuring the Skin Elixir lubrastrip that releases a perfect dose of protection you can feel a ribbon of moisture for glide and 5 diamond like coated blades on a solid metal handle that perfectly fits your hand. Feel up to 0% irritation and 100% smooth skin. Get yours here.

Sugar Coated Wax

The new faced of ethical hair removal, Sugar Coated wax has been inspired by an ancient method of hair removal dating back to 1900 BC, sugar waxing is tried and tested, and loved by generations. Not only is Sugar Coated effective, more gentle on skin and kind to the environment, but it is also vegan, 100% natural, completely water soluble, biodegradable, and eco-friendly with its washable and reusable strips. Each wax is tailored to each individual areas specific needs and is made with a specific essential oil. Sugar Coated Wax will leave skin feeling smooth and nourished. Get yours here.

Sanctuary Spa Mini Treat

Bring the Spa home with stocking fillers from Sanctuary Spa this Christmas. This fantastic set features a rich and creamy hand cream that quickly absorbs to leave hands feeling instantly soft, smooth and hydrated. The super hydrating foot balm delivers an intense moisture boost to feet to help soften and smooth rough and dry skin. Both full of skin goodness from shea butter to essential oils, Sanctuary spa is and will always be a festive favourite. Get yours here.

The End of Adult Acne- BOTANYCL Review

As you all know, I am a total chatterbox and love sharing details of my life with my readers but this blog post has actually had me a little stumped. I don’t know if it is because I am nervous about showing just how bad my skin was, discussing something that I know is so important to many or that I am terrified to jinx the fantastic results that I have been having… maybe it is a combination of all. I need to begin by saying that I have been purchasing the product that I am going to be telling you about, for three months prior to being offered a complimentary months supply in exchange for sharing my experience with my readers. I state this in the most honest and open way possible because I myself, have spent many hours reading reviews and buying in to products that maybe didn’t have such honest reviews. I have suffered with adult acne for many years and it is something that has really affected many aspects of my life, especially my mental health and overall confidence.

I will begin by telling you more about my skin issues. I was incredibly lucky to have pretty clear skin in my teenage years, despite the constant abuse of taking my thick layers of foundation off with cheap make up wipes like we all did back then! The trouble actually began when I came off of the contraceptive pill to start trying for our third child, I developed painful cystic acne what felt like, overnight. I took my horrified self to the GP who was lovely and agreed that I had a pretty nasty case of Adult Cystic Acne and sent me on my way with three months of tablets and anti bacterial creams with a review appointment scheduled. Fast forward three months and I returned to the GP in a much the same, if not worsening state due to scarring beginning, I sat and sobbed my way through the appointment. This is when she advised that I needed to go on Accutane but unfortunately because I was trying to fall pregnant this would not be suitable due to risks to a pregnancy. I left feeling deflated. During the six months trying to fall pregnant I had been more aware of my cycles…. obsessive in fact and this had made me realise that my cystic acne flared up during ovulation, I did lots of research online but never really found why this would be the case. I then fell pregnant with Harbor and in the same abrupt fashion that Acne took over my life, it left again. I spent my pregnancy glowing, my skin was glorious and the days of cystic hell were behind me for the full nine moths of pregnancy until nine months post baby. It is at that point that I noticed my acne making a return and made a B line for the contraceptive pill, this kept my acne at bay until fairly recently.

My Skin at it’s worst earlier this year.

Just less than year ago my acne made a return with a vengeance. In the six months following I tried every cream, lotion and potion on the market. I have tried some well known women’s supplements, evening primrose, cutting dairy but nothing had worked. I knew in myself that my acne was 100% hormonal but I had no idea what to do about it and why I was constantly being given topical creams for something that was an internal issue. It was when I started focusing my research on hormonal acne treatments that I found Botanycl. Botanycl was founded by Caroline, whose story sounded oh so familiar to me. She had noticed incredible results from supplementing her diet with a few plant based, natural ingredients and it was from this that Botanycl SkinClear Elixir was born. SkinClear Elixir is a 100% plant-based supplement containing active botanicals shown in research and testimonials to support a clear and blemish-free complexion from within. In short these little capsules work miracles for the unbalanced hormones that lay within. SkinClear Elixir is made using only the best natural and plant-based ingredients and it is this approach that supports skin gently and effectively without the side effects associated with many harsh chemical treatments and prescriptions. Botanycl SkinClear Elixir is free from synthetic vitamins, gluten, dairy, added sugar, wheat, yeast, animal products, colourings, flavourings & preservatives. This vegan product is non-irradiated and non-GMO.                                   

I was hesitant to try the supplements in fear of spending yet more money on another disappointing result but the reviews kept speaking to me in a way that lotion and potion reviews never had, all of the cases sounded similar to mine so I took the gamble and I am so thrilled that I did. Two weeks in to taking the supplements I noticed acne calming and the other less acne affected areas just looked…different, more glowing maybe? Week four rolled around and I had experienced a full month of no new breakouts, something unheard of for me. If I am totally honest I still, at this point didn’t believe that it was the supplements clearing my skin and that it was just one month of wizardry. I am now on my fourth monthly supply of Botanycl and I can truly say my skin just keeps getting better and better every month. I haven’t experienced the agonising jawline and cheek cysts that I had been suffering with just months before. I have a lot of scaring from past acne but as you can see from photos I rarely get a single active spot at all now. Even if I do get one now and again it is absolutely nothing like the breakouts I was experiencing. I have always worn very heavy coverage foundations and found this to be so uncomfortable during summer but now I have been wearing no make up most days and only a small amount of tinted SPF now and again, something I never thought I would experience. Botanycl SkinClear Elixir has truly changed my life. I still feel cautious to say that out loud but I changed absolutely nothing of my regime except these supplements and I think the results speak for themselves. Yes I have been left with scaring, but this is something I hope to work on in the future, for now the relief of not having to fight a losing battle with horrendous acne has left me feeling so much more comfortable and confident in my own skin.

My bare skin three months later.

So my message to anyone reading this, who feels stuck in the cycle of buying expensive acne treatments, who is fighting a losing battle with acne or just wants to take a more natural approach to their acne treatment, I cannot recommend Botanycl SkinClear Elixir enough. I am excited to see what my skin will look like another three months from now. This product has truly changed my life and given me my confidence back You can find out more and see other incredible results over on the Botanycl Instagram page or website, the results really do speak for themselves. As always if anyone wants to chat skin or ask questions then please feel free to get in touch and leave a comment.

Chynna x

Teeth Whitening With Smileo

We all dream of the perfect Hollywood smile don’t we?….. but many of us also love our daily coffee and a glass of red! This is the never ending battle that I have always faced. I have always been very fortunate to have naturally straight teeth and have used many home whitening products in my time, but I have always been conscious of the damage that peroxide based whitening products can cause, especially since I experienced a burnt gum incident a few years ago. This is why when Smileo told me about their safe, natural and easy to use products, I couldn’t wait to give them a try.

I was kindly sent the Smileo teeth whitening kit and the 3D Whitening strips to try. Having whitened my teeth at home for years, I was no stranger to either type of product, but what made Smileo products stand out for me is that Smileo’s tooth whitening products are vegan friendly, cruelty free as well as painless, 100% natural and peroxide free. Sounds pretty impressive right? Here’s how I got on.

Smileo Teeth Whitening Kit

This nifty little box of goodies promises to make teeth up to 8 shades whiter in only 7 days. The box contains 3 gel syringes, a mouth tray, UV light including battery (nice touch Smileo) and a colour card so that you can track your progress. I found the kit simple to use and loved that such great results can be achieved with only ten minutes use per day. I found the mouth tray pretty comfortable and it held against my teeth well and best of all I experienced NO sensitivity at all. The UV light is great quality and much stronger in brightness than others I have used in the past. I think this kit would be perfect for the time conscious, it’s compact and speedy with fantastic results. Smileo also offer a refill kit of syringes so that you can keep your white smile looking perfect without having to re purchase the accompanying products.

3D Whitening Strips

From the moment I used these strips I loved them. I have slightly wonky bottom teeth and have struggled to get whitening strips to stick to my lower teeth in the past. The shape of the lower strip is cleverly thought out and shaped for the perfect fit. The soft, thin strips are almost invisible on your teeth and are made from coconut shell! The strips are worn for around 30 minutes, although I did sometimes forget I had them on and left them for longer. I found the strips really comfortable, they have no nasty tastes and loved that I could still talk with them on my teeth. I saw instant results after using them and again experienced absolutely no sensitivity.

Overview

Since the using Smileo products, I feel so much more confident with my smile in photos and real life. I have already had compliments about my white teeth which is always a great confidence booster. I recommend Smileo to those who are looking to reverse years of stains on their teeth, without spending a fortune on doing it professionally. It’s a quick, and effective method at a fraction of the price it would be at the dentist. I love that Smileo products contain no nasties and I can truly see and feel the difference between using chemical based products in the past and natural products from Smileo now. My teeth feel strong, look great and have left me with a Hollywood white smile with ZERO sensitivity. As you can see my before and after results took my shade from around a 4-5 right up to a 1 in just 7 days! If you want to try it for youself just enter the code CHYNNA10 at the checkout for 10% off. click here to order yours.

This post features gifted products however all words, images and opinions are my own.