My Spring Fashion Finds

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I have spoken briefly about the fact that I have been on a weight loss journey the past year. I have lost almost four stone through eating well and finding a love for regular exercise and have gone from an unhappy size 18 to a work in progress size 12. I feel so much better and above all much more energetic and happy, while I still have a way to go but I am proud of how far I have come. After surviving lockdown dressed in the few pieces of activewear I had purchased, my thoughts turned to a spring wardrobe sort out, it was not long before I realised that nothing I owned last year fit any more. I made it my mission to list all of my clothes that no longer fit on Ebay and this is what has allowed me to be able to have a cheeky splurge on some new pieces for spring which I thought I would share with my readers. If you are looking for some easy to wear, high street pieces then I hope this post brings you some ideas. I hope you love my recent finds as much as I do!

I will start with a classic staple, the denim shirt dress. I shared this dress on my Instagram Stories last week and was inundated with link requests. Super comfy and easy to dress up or down. This beauty is from ASOS and is currently out of stock, I have found an almost identical River Island one that I love, click here. Alternatively this H&M dress is gorgeous. If you would like to keep an eye out for this dress being re- stocked the product code is 1747037.

Another from my ASOS haul, I just know I will wear this lightweight, mint, shirt dress to absolute death! The colour is gorgeous and it looks great either with or without a belt.

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Now this is something I would previously not have had the confidence to buy. I absolutely love this puff sleeve, belted playsuit and cant wait to wear it in the summer. The pockets are what sold it to me! I have also worn the belt with other outfits because it is the perfect summer belt. Total bargain and in the sale too! Click here for this beauty.

The hunt for the perfect white blazer was not one without it’s struggles…. and A LOT of returns! This beauty was from H&M and I love the more tailored style. I found with height not being on my side I looked like I was drowning in a lot of blazers.

I am loving these H&M jeans, they are a great colour for spring and the slim fit mom style is more flattering on me than some more baggy style jeans.

Picture the scene, it’s the 21st June, the world has opened up again and Mummy is going out for drinks! I couldn’t not buy this dress! The colour, the fabric, the style, I love it. I teamed it with this metal belt which I know I will wear loads, the perfect way to glam up any outfit. I have just seen H&M have another style in the same fabric, linked here.

I love an item that is multi season and this gorgeous skirt does not disappoint. While spring florals normally only work seasonally, the orange tones mean that this skirt would be a staple teamed with tights, boots and a leather jacket during A/W too. The fit is perfect, nipping in the waist and the light fabric is perfect for summer. I have teamed this with trainers buy can’t wait to crack the sandals out.

Another one I shared on my Instagram Stories last week, this dress is perfect for spring. Slightly thicker in material than the other denim shirt, I love this teamed with my Veja trainers for a casual spring look.

These linen blend dresses were shared to death online last year and it’s no wonder. The perfect casual dresses, they are lightweight, the perfect length and super comfortable. I belted this white dress for a more dressed up look. I also have it in black as seen below. Really rate these and a total bargain.

I picked up this cute striped top from H&M, teamed with jeans or denim shorts this is perfect for bringing a touch of sunshine to any outfit.

I hope you enjoyed this little haul and I will share more pieces as I get them. You can check out other items I have my eye on in the ‘Fashion Finds‘ section of the blog.

Chynna x

Valentine’s Gift Ideas 2021

You might not be able to take your loved one out on a fancy dinner date this Valentine’s Day, but that does not mean you the show does not go on! I understand many of you may be a bit stumped for gift ideas this year so I have rounded up a collection of brilliant brands and services to shop with, so that you can make Valentine’s 2021 special. So whether you are buying for the Woman who has it all, the supportive BFF or a fussy husband, or maybe you are in the mood for food? There is something for everyone at the click of a button. Happy Shopping!

Holistic Silk Ultimate Sleep Set

We all know too well that the past year has been one that has brought challenges and stress to us all. That is why, giving a relaxing and holistic gift will be more welcome than ever this Valentine’s day. Holistic Silk offer an incredible range of products that target wellness, sleep and relaxation. With a timeless, classic and elegant design Holistic Silk, fuses expertise in textiles and alternative health with ergonomic design, luxury craftsmanship and proven remedies, to create a distinct range of products that deliver health, lifestyle and beauty benefits beyond their simple function. This Ultimate Sleep Set combines the best selling sleep heroes- A classic lavender eye mask and lavender eye pillow, beautifully designed, the perfect solution to not only create great sleep but to relax and calm at even the most trying times. Check out the Holistic Silk website and Instagram to discover more.

1 People Fashion and Accessories

1 People is a Danish sustainable, luxury fashion brand that designs effortlessly timeless looks for conscious-minded women. With a stunning range of timeless classics in a simplistic design, 1 People are on a mission to spread the word that comfort, style, sustainability and fair pricing do not have to be mutually exclusive. This stunning saddle bag is an example of the quality and on trend items available at 1 People. Made of an innovative and vegan alternative to leather, it comes with a removeable shoulder strap, well thought out compartments with lots of room to take you from day to night and an organic cotton dust bag to keep it looking it’s best at all times.1 People offer so much more, from tailored suits and dresses to underwear and accessories, all made from materials that are mindful of people and the planet. Look good, do good and feel good this Valentine’s. Treat yourself or a loved one and be sure to check out more from 1 People here.

Little Flicker Candles

I have made no secret of the fact that I am a total candle addict and consider myself quite the connoisseur and this beautiful candle from Little Flickers does not disappoint. Handmade to order by Lucie Hopley and her team, from pure soya wax, they use no artificial chemicals or paraffin, ensuring they are cruelty-free and environmentally- friendly. Each of these beautiful candles are hand-crafted so that they are all totally unique in their beautiful floral design. This Cemented Love candle is the perfect gift this Valentines, from the divine notes of Indian rose and musk to it’s unique and beautiful design using English rose petals, this candle has a real WOW factor and adds a touch of decadence to your Valentines gifting. The cement container compliments the pink petals perfectly and will look great in any home. Click here to shop the stunning range of candles, wax melts, reed diffusers, linen and room sprays, to suit every occasion.

Isle Of Paradise

Lockdown and winter months mean we are all feeling in need of a bit of glow this Valentine’s. Look no further than Isle Of Paradise for the perfect tan for all skin types. The perfect golden tan in a bottle, this infused water tan, mists onto the skin with no guide colour, which means no blocked pores and no transfer onto clothing or sheets….. no matter how steamy your Valentine’s turns out to be. The universally flattering, golden colour of Isle of Paradise gives the perfect colour time and time again while hydrating skin at the same time, something we could all do with a bit more of in the winter months.    The perfect duo, these multi-tasking, colour correcting tanning drops put you in total control of your glow. Suitable for use on both face and body, supercharge your skincare with ultra-hydrating coconut, chia seed, and avocado oil. Can be mixed with oils, serums, moisturisers, and even foundation. Getting your paradise glow couldn’t be easier.

Alterna Love is in the Hair Box

Truly indulge her this Valentine’s with ALTERNA Caviar hair products. Super luxurious and made from premium formulas enhanced by the best that nature has to offer. The formulas are based upon the science of skincare and unlock the rejuvenating potential of haircare. All products are chemical free and the range includes products for restructuring bond repair, ​​replenishing moisture, smoothing anti-frizz and multiplying volume to name a few. With a wide range of products to address all hair concerns, Caviar offers sophisticated indulgent rituals for hair that is a beautiful expression of you. The Caviar experience creates sensorial rituals that indulge your senses while deeply rejuvenating your hair to reflect your timeless essence.  The Love is in the hair box makes for a fantastic Valentines gift and the luxurious products will get to work instantly, leaving her feeling totally pampered. I noticed an instant sleek shine from the first wash and can feel huge improvement in the health of my hair. Find our more from the fabulous range here.

Slow Age Bath Essence

We may not be able to get to the spa right now but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the spa home! Energise your skin, revealing a brighter, more vital complexion with this luxurious bath essence from Slow Ageing Essentials. Laced with mood shifting and body caressing properties. This exquisite essential and botanical oil de-stresser will reinvigorating senses and top up mental and physical energy levels while skin cells are renewed and replaced with brighter, smoother new ones. Treat the one you love to the ultimate pamper bath this Valentines.

José Eber Wet/ Dry Flat Iron

We all want effortlessly sleek hair but it often comes at the expense of our time. You can have it all with this José Eber wet/dry flat iron, the unique flat iron is designed to be used on both wet and dry hair and guarantees a silky-smooth finish and healthier hair using it’s impressive infrared technology. The tourmaline ceramic plates heat up super quickly and evenly, allowing the user to create a sleek look with ease while keeping hair healthy due to tourmaline being less damaging than ceramic. The sleek rose gold design and impressive features mean these would make a great gift this Valentine’s.

Owl and The Pussycat

Nestled in the lovely Stockbridge, Hampshire, Owl & The Pussycat boutique offer an amazing range of ladies’ fashion, jewellery, home accessories, men’s gifts and childrenswear. With an impressive selection of on trend, quality clothing, this boutique is the perfect place to shop for a loved ones Valentine’s gift. This stunning jumper is the most gorgeous vibrant pink colour, perfect for the big event. The soft material feels fantastic quality and the chunky knit style is perfect for chilly weather. Fabulous teamed with a pair of jeans and trainers or dress up with some jewellery and a pair of heeled boots for more of an evening look. Check out more from Owl & The Pussycat and be sure to follow their Instagram for more fabulous gift ideas.

Owl and The Pussycat Homewares

If home and fragrance is more their thing then you can find a fabulous range of candles, diffusers and more both online and in store at Owl & The Pussycat boutique. I love the unique and on trend design of these candles, the gold detailing on the glass will make a statement in any home while making it smell great, they really do pack a delightfully scented punch, at a very reasonable price.

L’ABU skincare

I first discovered L’abu skincare last year and it is safe to say I have been obsessed since. Created by a mother and daughter duo with an Italian heritage (who seem to be defying age themselves, may I add), these ladies have created uncomplicated skincare, rich in natural ingredients that will give incredible results. The perfect taster kit for Valentine’s, this Powerful Organic Anti Age Trio will make a fabulous gift for your loved one of any age. The key bio-active ingredients in these wonder products are vegan friendly, organic and totally luxurious. Targeting fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, skin tone, clarity and hydration, this brilliant set has everything she needs to transform her skin. Give the gift of great skin, order yours here and be sure to check out L’abu Skincare on Instagram for offers and updates.

Ignium Candle Co

Cambridgeshire based Ignium Candle Co have created this gorgeous Valentines Gift Box. Featuring favourites from their fabulous range, the box includes one of their best selling soy candles, botanical soy melts with real rose petals and vegan handmade soaps, all beautifully boxed for the perfect Valentines treat. All Ignium candles are made with 100% soy wax, meaning they are totally cruelty free, eco friendly and natural. I was really impressed with how well thought out the scents were in this collection, soothing, calming and relaxing in fragrance, the perfect aromas for a Valentine’s gift. The Amantes box is a great way to help your home fragrance loving, loved one discover sustainably sourced, beautifully scented products. Add a personal touch to your gifting with a personalised message.

St Moriz Rapid Tans

The perfect product for Valentine’s prep or a great Galentine’s gift for a girlfriend, St Moriz is loved and trusted by many. With fast tan, you can have a perfect glow all year round. With many of us strapped for time, juggling work, home schooling and other challenges, 1 hour tan is a great way to ensure you don’t compromise on yourself. The impressive mist will develop in as little as 1 hour for a light sun-kissed shade, 2 hours for a golden glow or 3+ hours for a deeper, darker bronzed tan. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also super easy to apply, with a 360° spray that can be sprayed in all directions, including upside down.  The perfect way to add some moisture in to your tan routine the Fast Tan Lotion has a guide colour makes it super easy to see where you have applied the lotion, helping you to achieve a streak-free finish and avoid any tanning mishaps. Added Aloe Vera & Vitamin E provide moisture to the skin, helping to keep your tan looking flawless and glowing for days.

Dr PAWPAW Mini Nude Collection

You can’t go wrong giving the gift of a wonder product like DrPAWPAW. These miracle tubes can be used for everything from lip and cheek colour to cuticle care and insect bites! Lip care meets colour and condition, Dr.PAWPAW’s Original, Peach Pink and Rich Mocha balms are full of pawpaw, aloe vera and olive oil. The multiple uses for these wonder balms don’t end and truly are a gift that will keep on giving. For perfectly soft, kissable lips and oh so much more, you can find your perfect PAWPAW product here.

José Eber HST 3 in 1 Clipless Curling Iron

I love a wonder product that does more than one thing and this José Eber 3 in 1 curling iron is no one trick pony. From big and bouncy to smaller waves and even tight curls the José Eber Clipless Curling Iron creates flirtatious curls that are smoother, shiner, frizz-free and longer lasting! Making it super simple to transform your look while reducing the amount of damage caused by traditional curling irons. The innovative clipless design provides consistent and even heat for faster styling without causing creased or crimped ends. The curling wands are easy to change and simple to use. A guaranteed hit for her this Valentine’s.

Scentered Love Aromatherapy Balm

Wellbeing gifts are going to be very welcome this Valentines, this Love Wellbeing Aromatherapy Balm from Scentered is the perfect pick me up for your loved one. LOVE  is a warm, romantic blend that stimulates the emotions to enhance sensuality and emotional connectivity. Feel connected physically and emotionally, the woody oriental scent is a crowd pleaser, with top notes of Orange and Clove, heart-warming Rose and Ylang Ylang, wrapped in rich base notes of grounding and calming Patchouli to help rebalance and reconnect emotionally. Using 100% natural, essential oil based Aromatherapy Balm that can be carried with you, anywhere you go.

Lido Pearls

When it comes to Valentine’s gifts you just can’t beat a timeless classic. With a huge range of incredible pearl jewellery, Lido Pearls is the home of all things beautiful with their ranges of stunning jewellery. I was lucky enough to photograph some of the beautiful Valentine’s pieces recently and I can wholeheartedly say that any Woman would be incredibly thrilled to receive a piece from Lido Pearls. See more here.

The Facelet

Despite the fact that I never thought I would see a day that I would be writing about masks, it is clear that they are here to stay! So wear your mask in style with these revolutionary masks from Facelet. With a huge range of stylish designs to suite every taste, not only are Facelet super stylish, you can also fasten them to your wrist when they are not in use to create cute wristwear. With impressive safety features like 3 layers of premium anti bacterial fabric and reusable material this gift will keep on giving. Make misplacing your mask a thing of the past and wear yours with style. Check out the fantastic range available here.

The Hair Boss Illuminate

Abit of TLC is a must for Valentine’s day. Whether you are having a date night at home or a galentines pamper you will love The Hair Boss. Transform dull lack-lustre locks using The Clear Shine Gloss a semi-permanent treatment that helps revitalise all hair colours without changing the tone, giving salon quality shine at home. The transparent, universal formula smoothes the cuticle of the hair which is followed by The Conditioning Milk to seal in the shine and add moisture. The result, beautifully bright, salon-fresh shine!

Glo32 Teeth Whitenining System

The perfect white smile is the perfect way to lift someone you love. Glo 32 is formulated with Coconut Oil for a healthy way to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. Double your Glo with the Advanced Whitening System Kit, this includes a 14 day treatment of Advanced Whitening Strips to lift your smile, and the Advanced Whitening Stilo for on the go whitening. I love teeth whitening strips to freshen up my smile in a quick, convenient and mess free way. Get yours here.

Nike Underwear

Give the gift of style and comfort with Nike Mens underwear. Crafted with soft, stretchy microfibre material that makes for a perfect fit and an incredibly comfortable wear for a truly luxe feel. The staple Nike Dri-FIT technology component adds support, odour and sweat management and work to prevent chafing. The Elite Micro Trunks are the new gym bag must haves and the best Valentine’s Day gift for your fitness obsessed loved one, providing fantastic support and comfort whilst working out. Available in a fabulous range of colours styles.

The Bluebeards Revenge

On a mission to provide all-conquering shave, beard, hair and body products to men all over the world, The Bluebeards Revenge have a fantastic range of great products and gifts for Him this Valentines day. This Orginal Blend Eau De Toilette offers a masculine scent that opens with the citrusy notes of Sicilian bergamot and the vibrancy of Ligurian basil. At the heart you will find a bold blend of jasmine, black tea and water mint. Rich base notes include the woody tones of Madagascan vanilla, highlighted by classic sandalwood and patchouli for a smooth finish. I am particularly impressed with the longevity of this product, guaranteed to be a hit this Valentine’s Day.

The Clear Confidence Company

Clear Confidence are on a mission to eliminate plastic from their fabulous range and pride themselves on offering a wide selection of high-quality vegan personal care products. This bamboo handled re-usable razor is crafted lovingly from ethically sourced highly-sustainable bamboo and would make a great give for both Him or Her, offering a luxe shave every time. Perfect for him, not only does this shaving brush boast excellent performance, but it also looks the part while being perfectly designed for any gentleman seeking out an authentic shaving brush without the environmental impact or badger cruelty. Luxury products at great prices makes switching to environmentally friendly products feel like a real treat with Clear Confidence.

Nature Unite Drinks Bottle

Looking for a stylish drinks bottle that isn’t harmful to the environment? Nature Unite are on a mission to empower all people to be a part of the solution to keep our oceans blue and free from plastic pollution. Made for our oceans, this stylish bottle is made with Ocean-bound recycled plastic from Central America that has been diverted from entering our oceans. Pretty cool hey? Find out more and get yours here.

Personalised British Strawberry, Lavender and Honey Gin

Add a personal touch to a special treat with this Personalised British gin. By infusing together only the finest local ingredients this stunningly flavoured Gin tastes like sunshine, something we could all use a bit of in February. Using Honey sourced from Keepr’s very own apiaries and the finest British Strawberries this is a drink that twists the taste buds and warms the cockles with smooth, indulgent floral notes. The stunning vibrant colour and sleek design makes this a fantastic Valentines gift for your gin loving partner and will be a certain drinks cabinet favourite of mine moving forward! Check out more fantastic gift ideas from Prezzybox.

Chocolate Honeycomb Smash Bottle

Chocolate is always a gift that is guaranteed to please, why not add some magic to your chocolate gifting with this impressive Chocolate Honeycomb Smash Bottle. Made with smooth Belgian milk chocolate and packed full with chocolate covered honeycomb pieces inside, this heavenly combo will make the perfect treat this Valentine’s. The bottle comes with an adorable mini wooden hammer that you can use to smash the bottle and reveal the hidden treats. A great gift or something to share with a loved one this Valentine’s day ( although I won’t be sharing mine!) Shop more unique and delicious gifts from Prezzybox.

Four Roses Bourbon

Shopping for a bourbon lover? Or maybe for someone who is partial to a cocktail or three like myself? Born in the picturesque Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Four Roses Small Batch combines four of their distinct and loved Bourbon recipes to achieve exceptional balance. It’s beautiful rose bud shaped bottle with cut glass roses makes this a great gift for Valentines day. To celebrate Valentine’s day, Four Roses has created a new cocktail perfect for sharing with your loved one, The Lawrenceburg combines it’s gorgeous small batch bourbon with cranberry juice, lime, sugar syrup and ginger beer to create a perfect Valentine’s cocktail. Sounds amazing right! Order yours here.

The Secret Garden Gin Co

A gift guaranteed to make the ones you love, smile. This gin gift set from Scottish craft distillery, Old Curiosity is distilled with botanicals grown in the distillery’s Secret Herb Garden, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The Apothecary Rose Gin is my personal favourite and offers a familiar Turkish Delight flavour whilst the Pink Elderflower and Jasmine satisfies a sweeter tooth, but without the sugar! The Secret Garden is an award-winning herb nursery with over 600 naturally grown and tended varieties of herbs and flowers which are picked, dried and distilled by hand, to deliver the pure essence of nature. The perfect gift to lift spirits and taste the promise of spring. Get yours here.

A Pizza Making Date Night With Birtelli’s

Bring the restaurant home this Valentine’s day with Birtelli’s artisan at home pizza kits. Independent pizzeria Birtelli’s have created a gourmet make-your-own pizza kit, which is now available for delivery nationwide! Delivered fresh to your door, in environmentally-friendly packaging, Birtelli’s pizza kits give you the chance to craft your own stone-baked Birtelli’s pizza at home, using the same restaurant-quality dough, and premium British ingredients used by the chefs on site. Based in Royal Leamington Spa, in Warwickshire, the family-run pizzeria boasts Michelin Starred chef Paul Foster (Salt) as its Executive Chef, and prides itself on the quality and provenance of it’s ingredients. All Birtelli’s pizza ingredients are carefully selected by Paul and the team, using their network of award winning farms and producers across the UK to bring the best ingredients possible directly from farm to slice. We had a fantastic time creating our pizzas, the ingredients were fresh and luxurious in quality. The pizzas we made were packed with delicious flavours and had a restaurant feel. The pizzas making boxes are extremely reasonable in price and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a hands on, fun and unique way to spend Valentines. Simply click here and select your pizza flavours and you will receive your order either next day or on your chosen date. We will certainly be ordering again very soon!

Willie’s Cacao

Chocolate is always a yes from me when it comes to gifts. Willie’s Cacao have a fantastic choice of decadent and indulgent treats, perfect for gifting or as a sharing treat… if you really love them! With hand crafted Marc de Champagne dark chocolate truffles, raspberry truffles with raspberry liquid centres and even a Golden Pod, containing sea salt caramel pearls, there really is something for everyone in the Willies Cacao Valentines collection.

Mermaid Gin Mini Set

Small but perfectly formed, this trio of divine Mermaid minis is a guaranteed hit for Valentine’s. Showcasing three beautifully detailed bottles, there is something to tickle all taste buds, from the strawberry hint of the pink gin, the fresh and zingy aromas of the classic or the delicately salty kiss of the vodka. Smooth yet complex with a hint of sea air, The Isle Of Wight distillery is known and loved for their unique taste, intricately designed bottles and 100% recyclable packaging. The perfect way to sample a bit of everything. Get yours here.

Dr Trouble Artisan Sauces

Spice up Valentines this year with Dr Trouble’s Artisan sauces. Handmade in small batches in Zimbabwe, this independent brand produces two incredible flavours. The Oak Smoked Chilli Sauce is the milder of the two, with a deep smoked flavour and a zingy punch, this sauce works perfectly to add the wow factor to any Valentines meal. The African Lemon Chilli (medium-hot) is fresh and fiery and leaves you wanting more. All Dr Trouble products are ethically sourced, completely natural, vegan, organic and gluten free. These sauces can be used on their own as hot sauce for the spice lovers and are also versatile and produce a unique depth of flavour when used in recipes. The perfect addition to romantic dinner dates. Available at Amazon and here at Dr Trouble.

Buy A Gift Box Of Indulgence Hamper

We may not be able to go out this Valentine’s but you and your partner can enjoy the perfect indulgent night in with one of the many at home gifting options from Buy A Gift. Buying for a loved one? Surprise someone special with this delightfully indulgent food and wine hamper. They can enjoy a glass of rich Chilean Merlot with a box of chocolates, a delicious bag of hand-cooked crisps, moreish chocolate and caramel fudge, delicious nuts and more. Indulge in an assortment of sweet and savoury goodies, packed within a decorative gift box and delivered straight to your recipient’s door! Check out some fantastic at home gift ideas from Buy a Gift here.

This blog post features items gifted for review purposes. All words, opinions and photographs are my own.

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 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.


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.


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.