Christmas Stocking Fillers

Posted on Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Stocking Fillers
One of the best things about christmas when I was a child and now, to be honest, was hanging my reindeer stocking on my door on christmas eve and in the morning finding that it was full of little goodies, including chocolate and small beauty products. It's one of the christmas traditions we have always had and still do and I hope it never changes. Here are my stocking filler ideas:


*Bluffers Guides (£6.99) have already been featured in my mens gift guide but I had to include them again as I think they would make fantastic gifts in general but they would also make lovely and more unique stocking fillers. I have the rugby, chocolate and food guides which are so useful and informative without being a heavy or dull read. I have my eye on the business, quantum universe and hiking books. They have free UK shipping which is amazing and for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Bluffers are having 50% off! 


*Balmi Super Cube Lip Balm (£4.99) is a cute and unique lip balm that would be perfect for teens! I have the cherry flavour and it is a lifesaver for my dry lips during the colder months. It contains shea butter, jojoba oil and vitamin E so it keeps the lips moisturised and smooth. They are so handy on the go and they looks so cute! Sticking with the lip balm theme the *I Love...Tinted Moisture Balm (£2.99) is also so cute. I have the cherry flavour and for a tinted balm it has quite a lot of pigmentation and staying power. 

Pampering during the festive season and the colder months in general is essential for me to de-stress and *The Bath Mama Christmas Star and Holly Berry & Mistletoe Jumbo Bath Bombs (£1.99, 180g) fit the bill perfectly. I have already reviewed a few Bath Mama Bath Bombs and I loved them, they are fantastic especially for the price! 

My final beauty stocking filler is the *Roger and Gallet Gingembre Rouge Shower Gel (£9, 200ml) and it smells amazing; I always receive some beauty products in my stocking and I would be very happy to find this on christmas morning. Roger and Gallet products are just fantastic and I definitely want to try more! 

In my video gift guide below, I've also include the *Roger and Gallet Fleur de Figuier Hand and Nail Balm (£6, 30ml) which I already review in my introduction post to the brand. I love hand creams and this one is fantastic! Additionally, I think the *Freedom House of Glamdolls Palette (£8) would be a great stocking filler for makeup lovers as Freedom and Makeup Revolution palette are amazing quality and this one contains not only a range of shadows but blush, lipgloss and more. Lastly for makeup, I think anything from Burts Bees would be lovely but their lip glosses (£7.99, shade Flutter) and lip shimmers (£5.99, shade Rhubarb) are all gorgeous! A favourite product of mine for the past few weeks has been *The Wet Brush (£11.99) as it works wonders on my thick and knotty hair - it would be the ideal stocking filler for those with unmanageable or knotty hair (I already have a review on my blog). 

Personalised Gifts: 

Last but not least, personalised gifts are always so much more special and thoughtful than others so these *Cheerz Photo Strips (£6.49 for 5 photo strips) would be a lovely stocking filler addition. I've made mine for friends, to include in their christmas cards as an extra gift. The *Cheerz Photo Magnets (£7.45 for nine magnets) are fantastic too, they come in a cute box so you could give it as it is or you can give one each to friends.  I made mine on the app which is free and so easy to use - their final christmas delivery date is the 17th Dec. 

Here is my stocking filler gift guide video, again sorry about the quality and lighting changes (damn english weather!). Oops, the video title is womens gift guide instead of stocking filler gift guide - all these christmas posts are getting to me! 

What do you think of the products I've featured? 

Christmas: Dermalogica Body Therapy Kit

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2015

Christmas: Dermalogica Body Therapy Kit
A couple of years ago Dermalogica was one of the cult and coveted brands in the beauty world, especially their skincare however I haven't heard much about their bodycare products or sets until now. I was very kindly sent the *Dermalogica Body Therapy Favourites Kit (£17.50 - worth £27) which is one of their christmas limited edition sets.

The set contains  the Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash (75ml) which is a very descent size for a gift set and the sizes of all three products would be fantastic for travelling as they aren't tiny but they are not bulky full size products either. The body wash contains lemon peel oil, tea tree leaf oil, lavender flower, orange peel oil and other fantastic ingredients. The body wash smells amazing, to me it has a gorgeous herbal lavender scent which I love! It lathers well, it doesn't irritate my skin and it doesn't strip the skin.

The Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream (75ml) is the same size as the body wash so again it would be great for travelling or as a trial size, if you haven't tried anything from the brand before. I thought the moisturiser would have the same lovely scent as the body wash but sadly it doesn't, it is pleasant though - it would be perfect if you like citrus scented products. It absorbs so quickly, it doesn't irritate my skin and it leaves the skin so smooth.

Lastly, a more unusual product to find in a gift set, the Dermalogica Stress Relief Treatment Oil (15ml) which contains lavender, sandalwood and orange and it smells so relaxing! You can use it as a bath oil, scalp treatment oil and mixed with body cream for added moisturise; the latter is how I've been using the oil although I definitely need to try it as a bath oil!

Overall, it is such a fantastic set and would be perfect for those who struggle to relax or need a bit of a pamper; it would also be great for people who are travelling. I love the body wash and stress relief oil as they both work well and smell amazing. I think the price of this set is such great value as the products are wonderful and they are descent sizes - the products are nicely packaged/presented too. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.

Have you tried anything from Dermalogica? What do you think of this set?

Christmas: Men's Gift Guide

Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

I don't know about you but I find it so difficult to buy my dad presents for his birthday, father's day and christmas - he always gets aftershave or shower gel type products so hopefully this mens gift guide will give you some unique present ideas for dads, husbands, brothers and friends. Check out my video at the end for a roundup of the products and some extra gift ideas!

*My Beanies Mini Xmas Stash (£10): I am a big coffee drinker, I have one everyday and if I don't then I'm counting down the minutes until tomorrow when I can. I adore gingerbread all year round but especially during the festive season so this set is perfect. You can choose the pre-made christmas trio (winter warmer, mulled wine and christmas pudding instant coffee) or you choose your own flavours as I did. I chose cinder toffee, gingerbread and nutty hazelnut and I love the cinder toffee one the most! I think it's a fantastic set for coffee lovers and they may find new flavours that they love.

*Crabtree and Evelyn Indian Sandalwood Shave Soap in a Bowl (£22, 100g): My dad doesn't really use shave soaps but I think he definitely will when he sees this! The wooden bowl the soap comes in looks so fancy and luxe; also the soap smells amazing, so much so that I want to steal it. When the soap has been used up, you can just buy a refill such as the *Crabtree and Evelyn West Indian Lime Shave Soap (£12, 100g). The West Indian Lime soap smells so musky and masculine but it has a sweetness to it - I know my dad will love this scent too. I think these two items will be fantastic for dads and grandads. Also if you buy anything from the mens range at Crabtree and Evelyn in November, they will donate £1 to the Movember foundation.

*Bluffers Guides (£6.99 each): I always tend to buy my dad cookbooks, hence the overflowing bookcase so these would make a great alternative. They are interesting guides related to various topics such as rugby, food, football, beer, cars, bond and many more! I chose the rugby and food guides to include in my mens gift guide and I know the rugby guide will go down very well in our house as since the rugby world cup a couple of months ago we have been watching it much more although it is a complex game so an informative but amusing light read is perfect. I cannot recommend them enough, they would be perfect stocking fillers too! I have my eye on a few for myself!

*Bond and Knight Wallet (£68): If you haven't checked out my latest blog giveaway then you should as you could win any product from Bond and Knight! I have the Bond and Knight MK1 Wallet which has my dads initials embossed on the inside - it would make such a special present this christmas.

*Scaramouche and Fandango Christmas Cracker (£15): I have featured a gift set from this brand on my blog this already and I'm glad I can again. This set contains two full sizes of the face scrub and facial hydrator, all contained in a giant christmas cracker. I think it would be a fantastic gift!

Here's my mens gift guide video, apologies for the quality, the weather is not on my side recently #BloggerProblems. Let me know if you have any problems with the video:

Will you be buying anything from these brands? What do you think of my mens gift guide?