Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide Day 7: Balance Me Super Protecting Hand Cream Set

I am a big big fan of Balance Me, I have yet to find a product that I do not like, therefore I had to include them in my Gift Guide.  Balance Me began in the kitchen of Clare and Rebecca Hopkins where they were approached by Topshop which led to a pop up shop in the Oxford Street Store - and the rest is history! What I love most about Balance Me is the care that goes into their products. They try to use natural ingredients where possible and they always display the % of natural ingredients on each of their products. They also promise not to use any nasties - that means no parabens, sulphates, petroleum, mineral oils, artificial fragrances and colours.

The gift set that I wanted to talk about was the Balance Me Super Protecting Hand Cream Set. Included is the Rose Otto Hand Cream and the Super Moisturising Hand Cream, both in 50ml. The Rose Otto Hand Cream is an award winning, anti-aging, 'lighter than light' super protecting hand cream with a delicate rose aroma. It contains a blend of moisurising and soothing ingredients which are very moisturising yet light, perfect for sensitive skin. The Super Moisturising Hand Cream is a multi-award winning hand cream which protects hands from daily wear and tear. It is a seriously rich cream with key ingredients such as shea butter and kukui nut oil (and therefore smells amazing) which work together to replenish dry hands.

At £15 this would make a lovely stocking filler, perfect for your mother or friends who like to look after their hands or just like to pamper themselves. Balance Me also have a variety of other gift sets and try me sets which are available here. This is the last day of my Christmas Gift Guide, so I hope it has been helpful in giving you some ideas :)

What is your favourite Balance Me product?

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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide Day 6: The Best Of Philip Kingsley

I am almost at the end of my Christmas Gift Guide and this is one of the more luxurious presents in the guide. The Best of Philip Kingsley set contains five of their best products, presented in a beautiful peach carry case, and is perfect for introducing someone to Philip Kingsley, or anyone who is already a fan of the range. Having researched about Philip Kingsley, I am very intrigued to try out more of their products. They have over 100 years of collective trichological experience, and adopt a holistic approach to hair care - looking at what your hair needs both interally and externally to look and feel its absolute best. 

Included in the set are five our their best sellers. There is the world famous Elasticizer - a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment which repairs and replenishes your hair. The Body Building Shampoo which gives you weightless volume. The Moisture Balancing Conditioner which hydrates, detangles and adds shine (the perfect partner to the Body Building Shampoo). The Daily Damage Defence, which provides protection against heat and UV rays and last but not least a vented brush.

At £55, 'The Best of Philip Kingsley' is great value. To buy these products individually it would cost you £110 - that's a 50% saving! I have also found it for just £44 at Lookfantastic and what is even better is you currently receive the Phillip Kingsley Soothe and Style set for free (which is worth £49.50)! So you can get a little something free for yourself!

Have you tried Philip Kingsley before?

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Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide Day 5: Superdry Pyjamas and Jumper

Every year I buy Clothes for at least one person in my family and the majority of the time it is either a pyjama set or a jumper (I also always seem to buy socks too!), so I couldn't not include these in my gift guide! Superdry is not necessarily somewhere I would look for a pyjama set, however since trying out the Lumberjack sleep set I can honestly say these are some of the best quality pyjamas that I own! Both the oversized top and shorts are so soft and comfortable, with the shorts made from soft brushed cotton in a classic lumberjack style fabric.

As someone who often buys her pyjamas from Primark, £44.99 is more than I would typically pay, however the quality more than makes up for it. I go through Primark Pyjamas like there is no tomorrow as the quality really isn't the best, often shrinking in the wash or tearing! What I also like about these pyjamas is that they also come in a drawstring bag making them that little more unique.

On the other hand, when looking for clothes for my partner I always like to check out Superdry. Their clothes are always very well made and they are generally pretty modest with their logo (something which some people can be quite particular about!). I am particularly loving the Henley range, especially the cable knit above, as they are a little different to your typical jumper. They are very comfortable to lounge around in, but great for a smart casual look and this porridge colour looks great with a pair of jeans. They come in a variety of different colours and designs (46 to be precise), at different price ranges, so there is plenty of choice!

What do you particularly like in Superdry at the moment?

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Friday, 5 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide Day 4: Pamper Parcels

One of my favourite gift ideas to share with you all is Pamper Parcels. Founded by fellow blogger Rosie, from Rosie Scribble, Pamper Parcels encourage us to take time out of our busy schedules to relax and pamper yourself. Rosie led a very busy lifestyle which involved commuting to London, raising a child and blogging. During this time she realised just how essential it is to step away and take a break, recharge your batteries so to speak, and hence the idea of a Pamper Parcel was created.

All products included in the parcel have been carefully picked by Rosie to include natural, organic and Fairtrade products from reputable companies. This means, as described above, that in buying a Pamper Parcel, someone somewhere will benefit from this box too, whilst providing you with the relaxation that you need - which makes this box even more special.

When the Parcel arrived I was super excited to see what was inside. Upon opening you can see the care and attention to detail that has gone into each parcel - it is so beautifully presented. Each item is individually wrapped and placed into a box that is made from recycled materials.

As you can see there is a mixture of chocolaty goodies and skincare products, setting you up for an evening of relaxation. There is also a 'pass it on' envelope with an organic Montezuma Butterscotch bar, encouraging you to spread the happiness a little further - which is such a thoughtful idea.

There are a selection of Pamper Parcels available for men, for women, for mums to be, for teens, for foodies and many many more, all tailored specifically to the audience in mind and at different price ranges. There really is something for everyone. I honestly think this is such a fab idea for a Christmas present, especially for a loved one who you may not get to see over the Christmas period.

Who would you send a Pamper Parcel to?

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Please note this parcel contains a variety of products from the different boxes available to allow you to see what they have to offer, you therefore cannot purchase this particular collection. 

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