7 Alternative Thoughtful & Personalised Gifts For The Beauty Lover In Your Life

7 Alternative Thoughtful & Personalised Gifts For The Beauty Lover In Your Life

With only a couple of weeks to go, Christmas gift guides are in full swing and the streets are full of shoppers looking for inspiration. There’s a lot of pressure at this time of year to get it right and…

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Diptyque’s Lucky Charms Christmas Collection 2019

Diptyque's Lucky Charms Christmas Collection 2019

I’ll let you in on a secret, for the last seven years I have bought each and every Diptyque festive launch and more often than not, admired them on my mantelpiece rather than actually putting them to use. It’s became a somewhat tradition crossed with a borderline obsession of preserving the pretty candles for future occasions and this year is no different – yes I have accumulated all three new scents, the matching candle carousel and I regret absolutely nothing.

Diptyque's Lucky Charms Christmas Collection 2019
Diptyque's Lucky Charms Christmas Collection 2019

Diptyque’s Lucky Charms collection is based around creating wishes for the new year and centred around protection, luck and harmony. Each candle features beautifully detailed and dare I say cute illustrations by Olaf Hajek and I’m told that the colour palette was selected to strengthen the will and might behind each wish. With 2020 just weeks away, I am personally disappointed that more brands haven’t created something special to mark the arrival of a new decade. None the less Diptyque have arisen to the challenge and have three beautifully packaged scents, each adorned with cute illustrations of various “lucky charms” to bring in the new year in style.

Diptyque's Lucky Charms Christmas Collection 2019

I’ve bought enough festive Diptyque candles over the years to tell you that typically the scents don’t differentiate all that much; typically there’s a pine offering, something floral and something spice based. I rather enjoy that I know what to expect and truly those are the type of fragrances most of us expect at this time of the year for various reasons.

Diptyque's Lucky Charms Christmas Collection 2019
Diptyque's Lucky Charms Christmas Collection 2019
Diptyque's Lucky Charms Christmas Collection 2019

Diptyque Blissful Amber Candle – this beautiful blue (which symbolises wisdom and peacefulness) candle has been curated to invoke feelings of harmony and serenity in the home and beyond. With a gentle yet spice tinged blend of amber, geranium, lavender and soft musk, this is the perfect scent to both warm any room and add an air of relaxation.

Diptyque Lucky Flowers Candle – for those who want to somewhat steer away from traditionally festive scents this Winter, we have the red (symbolises energy) Diptyque Lucky Flowers Candle. A hearty, spice led, blend of rose, clove and aniseed is rich , bright and yet unexpectedly floral with a kick.



Diptyque Protective Pine Candle – what would the festive season be without a subtle nod to the trees we decorate each year and I think Diptyque Protective Pine Candle is the perfect alpine-scented ode. The beautiful green jar has been decorated to symbolises hope and protection, whilst the wintry and altogether crisp scent of Siberian and Balsam pine, cedar, and aromatic notes of basil and sage for the perfect woody yet festive fragrance.



Diptyque's Lucky Charms Christmas Collection 2019
Diptyque's Lucky Charms Christmas Collection 2019



The real star of the show is the super chintzy and hard to resist Diptyque Candle Carousel, which comes in two sizes this time around (one for 70g candles and the other for 190g candles). Each of the golden discs have been etched with a lucky charm illustration, which once combined with the warm glow of a lit candle, not only encourages it to gently twirl in the breeze but it both catches and reflects light. It is a sight to behold in person and makes a wonderful gift for any candle and/or Diptyque lover.



You can find the entire collection via Space.NK -link.

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Layering A Floral Midi To Make It Perfect For Winter

Layering A Floral Midi To Make It Perfect For Winter

I may spend the majority of my week from November through to March dressed in jeans and a multitude of jumpers (that’s what working from home will do to you,) but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to get all…

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The Vegan Solution to at Home Teeth Whitening in Just 15 Minutes!

SmileTime Review

– Sponsored Content – If I could change one minor thing about myself it would be my smile and by smile I mean, the overall whiteness of my teeth. Now I know that they aren’t by any means terrible but let’s just say that there is plenty of room for improvement but until I pluck up the courage to invest in something as extreme as say veneers, there is always great at home whitening solutions such as SmileTime.

SmileTime Review
SmileTime Review

As we are encroaching into 2020, it is only right that you scrutinise your beauty choices and make wise choices; I don’t think I am alone in saying that it is all but expected a product is now vegan and fortunately for us SmileTime is just that! Not to mention it is both E.U and US compliant allowing you to create whiter, brighter teeth at home by up to 15 shades (clinically proven), pain-free. As many of us worry about the standards of our dental hygiene products, it is only fair that I mention for absolute piece of mind that SmileTime is made in the USA; as such they have undergone compliance testing to meet the safety standards in the UK and the EU. They have a Cosmetic Product Safety Report provided by an independent cosmetics compliance testing company verifying that each of their teeth whitening products meets all UK and EU cosmetics regulations.

SmileTime Review

The great thing about SmileTime is that the range is small but perfectly formed meaning you don’t have to wade through endless pages of products to decide which is best for you. With a core collection of 4 items SmileTime manage to keep your teeth whitening routine simple, stylish and yet offer something for everyone and every budget. Unlike most whitening solutions SmileTime only requires 15 minutes to work its magic, meaning you can have a brighter smile in time for Christmas and all the festive gatherings that comes with this time of the year. SmileTime is also the perfect solution for any bride-to-be as it doesn’t require costly nor lengthy trips to the Dentist – simply apply at home and prepare to dazzle in your wedding photos.

SmileTime Review
SmileTime Review
SmileTime Review

It will most likely go without saying that the SmileTime Teeth Whitening Kit (currently on sale for £35.99) is the biggest seller and one that you may have seen on Instagram. This quick and easy to use kit can also be refilled (on an easy to use subscription service) meaning you can save money in the long run. Essentially the SmileTime Teeth Whitening Kit is your gateway to pearly whites containing 6 full treatments, a reusable mouth tray, a reusable L.E.D light, a results chart and of course instructions. As mentioned it is very straightforward to make the most of; the mouth tray (in which the teeth whitening gel is administered into) provides moulds for both your top and bottom bite, this is combined with the L.E.D light to speed up processing time. In the time it takes to watch half a Friends episode on Netflix you could be well on your way to your brightest smile yet.

SmileTime Review
SmileTime Review

Perhaps you are even more time-strapped and need something even more instantaneous? In that case I recommend purchasing SmileTime Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder (currently on sale for £8.99) – a gentle and 100% natural charcoal powder that buffs off stains from the very application and with a mint flavour so you can enjoy fresher breath for longer! The SmileTime Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder is available as a stand alone item or as a kit, personally I recommend plumping for the kit as it comes complete with a Bamboo Toothbrush! The SmileTime Bamboo Toothbrush features 100% biodegradable handle and extra soft bristles so even the most sensitive of teeth and gums can benefit from SmileTime products.

SmileTime Review
SmileTime Review

Now what about whitening your teeth on-the-go? Don’t worry SmileTime Teeth Whitening Pen (currently on sale for £9.99) is here for travel, work and any other teeth brightening emergency. The handy twist-up pen fits into the smallest of pockets (and bags), is mess and spill free and is beyond easy to use. Simply twist-up, apply the gel to your visible teeth and go. With the festive period just around the corner not only is this a party beauty must-have but a great stocking stuffer too.

The good news is that SmileTime are running a week long Black Friday sale with up to 40% off so you can shop at your own leisure.

Don’t forget to check out SmileTime’s Vegan Teeth Whitening Range at www.smiletimeteeth.com . If you want to see more from their Community, you can have a look at their Instagram page @smiletimeteeth

Use code SUNDAYGIRL10 for an additional 10% off!

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The New Tony Moly Sheet Masks Review

The New Tony Moly Sheet Masks Review

One of my most popular posts to date is a full review of Tony Moly’s I’m Real Sheet Masks it still garners a hefty amount of traffic each month, continually posing questions within my inbox in regards to stockists and expansions across the line. Well the good news is that as the years have passed Tony Moly is far more accessible within the UK; perhaps even more thrilling is that the newest drop of Tony Moly masks that were once exclusive to Sephora, can now be quickly found online. If your sheet masks stash needs shaken up, here are six new-ish Tony Moly launches to try…

The New Tony Moly Sheet Masks Review

Tony Moly I’m Acerola Sheet Mask
After a quick Google search I have discovered that Acerola is a form of Cherry and naturally rich in Vitamin C as well as Vitamin A and Niacin, all of which are of course great for the skin especially in regards to brightening dull complexions, blemish control and to an extent often used for treating fine lines. Admittedly the benefits of a sheet mask are limited as they are a throw away product but if you are looking for something to instantly plump and revive the skin this is what you have been searching for. I’d personally squirrel this aside for an important event, night out or any occasion you want your skin to be truly radiant…even if just temporarily.

The New Tony Moly Sheet Masks Review

Tony Moly I’m Charcoal Sheet Mask
If you have blemish prone skin you may struggle to find a suitable sheet mask as most are aimed at quickly hydrating the skin with very few being catered to oilier skins. If this is a category that you fall into then you may want to try the Tony Moly I’m Charcoal Sheet Mask which gently re-balances the complexion without stripping or drying the skin out. As an added bonus as it is loaded with natural charcoal it may help to reduce the size and inflammation of existing blemishes.

The New Tony Moly Sheet Masks Review

Tony Moly I’m Cherry Blossom Sheet Mask
Admittedly as far as ingredients go this has to be the most basic of the bunch but on the plus side it may just be the prettiest, not to mention it smells great. As you can most likely imagine this does little else other than quickly moisturise your skin but it does so in a light and refreshing manner making it suitable for just about every skin type.

The New Tony Moly Sheet Masks Review

Tony Moly I’m Ginseng Sheet Mask
Every now and then I stumble across a sheet mask that more than delivers and the Tony Moly I’m Real Ginseng Sheet Mask slots neatly into that category. Enriched with Ginseng which is said to brighten, this mask quickly leaves the skin with a glow that is on par with the after effects of a facial.

The New Tony Moly Sheet Masks Review

Tony Moly I’m Pearl Sheet Mask
The colder months do have a tendency to create dull and dry skin, now the Tony Moly I’m Real Pearl Sheet Mask may not be a permanent remedy to all of your problems but if in a pinch it does give all but immediate results. After one use your skin will have a glass like appearance which may not solve all your skin woes but it is a good starting place.

The New Tony Moly Sheet Masks Review

Tony Moly I’m Real Pumpkin Mask Sheet

As it is still technically Autumn, I can imagine most of us will naturally gravitate towards the Tony Moly I’m Real Pumpkin Mask Sheet to compliment a spooky move or two – it is the season of pumpkins after all. The good news is that as pumpkins are naturally great for the skin and full of Vitamin C a little of those antioxidants can be found within said sheet mask to help boost collagen production for plumper skin. This could be a great addition to any anti-ageing routine.

You can find all of the above via Notino for £6.10 each – link.

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