My Love For Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Knows No Bounds

My Love For Burt's Bees Lip Balm Knows No Bounds

(Introducing NEW Burt’s Bees Cucumber Mint) We all have those ‘desert island must have’ products that we couldn’t bare to be without, but few warrant the ritualistic appreciation I seem to have built for Burt’s Bees and their iconic lip…

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Everything I’ve Learned Since Getting A Puppy

Everything I've Learned Since Getting A Puppy

When we bought our house there was only one thing on my mind: we finally had our own space, our own garden and we could actually get a dog. After spending years hiding my hamsters in the cupboard every time…

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L’Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift Collection

L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review

Is it too early to whisper the word “Christmas”, probably but before you are inundated with countless gift guides, I want to quickly draw your attention towards a great gift with a difference; L’Occitane x Unicef – a trio of wonderful bath and body treats in which £10 of each sale goes directly to Unicef. Now who you happen to bestow said suggestion upon is entirely up to you, maybe it is a loved one or maybe that person is yourself, zero judgement from me.

L’Occitane are renowned for their charitable endeavours and this recent collaboration is probably one of their mightiest to date, with no less than £10 from each £29 purchase going straight to Unicef to provide Vitamin A supplements to prevent childhood blindness. It is a great cause and with the festive season right around the corner it is also a great opportunity to grab a gift or two whilst helping others in need – a win/win situation if ever there was one.

L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review

In my mind, the L’Occitane x Unicef Gift Sets are the perfect gift for those in your life that perhaps travel a lot (the products are perfectly sized for such occasions) and/or those who enjoy the little luxuries in life. On a more personal note, this is also the perfect opportunity to try out a L’Occitane range that you’ve perhaps had your eye on for a while with next to no commitment (nor guilt).

L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review
L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review

As mentioned, there are three L’Occitane Gift Sets to chose from:

L’Occitane Botanicals Scents Collection £29 (worth £32) – link.

A beautiful green box full of botanical treats centred around two cult L’Occitane fragrances: Verbena and Herbae for a lush and aromatic sensory experience. Neatly presented such box is: 70ml Verbena Shower Gel, 75g Verbena Soap, 50ml Herbae par L’Occitane Body Milk, 30ml Herbae par L’Occitane Hand Cream and 5ml Herbae par L’Occitane Eau de Parfum. This is perhaps the most adventurous option out of the trio and one I would recommend to those that enjoy fresher and more uplifting fragrances.

L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review
L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review

L’Occitane Delicate Petals Collection £29 (worth £32) – link.
Soft, powdery and gently floral is how I would sum up the two fragrances that help to make up the L’Occitane Delicate Petals Collection. A beautiful combination of L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere and L’Occitaine Neroli & Orchidee products are nestled into the super pretty, pink hat box. The contents are as follows: 5ml Terre de Lumière L’Eau Eau de Toilette, 75g Terre de Lumière L’Eau Perfumed Soap, 50ml Terre de Lumière Shower Gel, 50ml Néroli & Orchidée Body Milk and 30ml Néroli & Orchidée Hand Cream.

L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review
L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review

L’Occitane Cocooing Comforts Collection £29 (worth £32) – link.

I’ve yet to met a person who has tried the now iconic L’Occitane Almond collection and not all but instantly became a fan. As you may have guessed, the striking blue box contains an assortment of Almond scented products, alongside a few key Shea Butter treats too, If you are partial to dry skin this is the one for you: 75ml Almond Shower Oil, 30ml Shea Butter Hand Cream, 12ml Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm, 20ml Almond Milk Concentrate and 50g Almond Delicious Soap.

As mentioned above all of the L’Occitane x Unicef gift sets do costs £29 each but £10 of each sale does go directly to Unicef to help prevent childhood blindness, making this so much more than a beautiful gift under the tree.
Find all three here – link.

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News, Updates, Offers…

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So sorry, everyone, I’ve been away on a little work/pleasure trip to Tuscany and – as usual – things have gone a bit mad in my absence! A few things to tell you – great beauty offers that are on, impromptu meetups that I’m holding, a little website admin issue that needs ironing out…

1) I will be at Liberty in London on Thursday evening for their “meet the experts” event. It was brilliant fun last time, so make sure you come and say hello, if you possibly can. I love a good catch up with you all and it’s nice to put faces to names. Drinks are provided and there’s also quite a gorgeous goody bag worth over £150 for those spending £100 or more. (Easily done, unfortunately!) You don’t need to make an appointment or anything like that, just turn up – more info here.

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2) Another day, another meetup – it’s like the Crilly Roadshow! This time it’s on Friday and it’s at the new Charlotte Tilbury counter in Selfridges Birmingham. 1-2pm, be there or be square, dwellers of the Midlands! More info in my post here.

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3) That amazing Space NK goody bag thing is on again – LOTS of bits and bobs in this one, including the sought-after “mini Diptyque”. There are also hefty samples of REN’s Rosa Centifolia water and Aromatherapy Associates Rose Body Cream as well as brilliant things from Zelens, NUDE and Algenist. It’s free with spends of over £150. You can get the goody bag instore or online HERE – only on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Use the code GETSET14 – if you’re shopping instore you need to book a ticket, £15 redeemable against purchase and you get a glass of fizz. Online shopping, just click and go. No champagne, though…

space nk free gift with purchase goody bag

4) There seems to be an issue with the Daily Fix email at the moment. Some of you (weirdly, it appears to be a lot of people who have been reading from the very start) don’t get an email any more, but my stats tell me that all of them are being sent. Please check that you’re subscribed through Feedburner for the daily emails – I know that the whole Quarterly/Daily Fix thing is totally confusing, but fear not: I am addressing it all when I re-vamp the website. (Don’t worry, it’ll look pretty much the same as it does now, it’s only behind-the-scenes stuff that will change.) Phew. Right. Hold on in there, people, I shall get to the bottom of all of this!

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Treat Time: The Clinique Covent Garden Gift #ad

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If you’re intent on overhauling your beauty cabinet this January then now is the time: Clinique have a gorgeous gift available at their Covent Garden store, available with the purchase of two or more Clinique products*. The gift includes a mini of one of my favourite shades in the Pop Lip Colour and Primer line-up, “Melon Pop” (you can read by rave about those lipsticks here) and a brilliant shadow duo in “Black Honey and Amber” as well as a High Impact mascara (3.5ml), Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser (30ml), Dramatically Different Moisturiser+ (30ml) and Repairwear Laser Focus Eye Cream (5ml). Everything comes presented in a colourful makeup bag designed in collaboration with Kapitza Studio, who make brilliant geometric art for interiors and fashion textiles.

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I find beauty miniatures irresistible (as you would find out if you ever poked about in my office drawers, which are full to the brim with tiny tubes of face cream and dinky perfume bottles and little glass pots of this and that) and I entirely blame Clinique for this particular addiction, because it was their “Bonus Time” gifts that got me hooked in my late teens!

I loved being able to discover new products and – as an incorrigible beauty addict – I liked the excuse to treat myself to a couple of things knowing that I was getting even more stuff to play about with at home. Though I’m pretty sure that the makeup offerings when I was a teen were never quite so tempting as they are these days; just look at this Melon Pop Lip Color:

So bright and cheerful for these dismal winter days. The formula is rich and buttery and feels comforting on crackled weather-beaten lips, but the colour is vibrant and bold. Just gorgeous.

clinique covent garden all about shadow

And the All About Shadow duo is very wearable and flattering; below I’ve used the lighter shade as a wash across the lid and the darker to add depth and define the lashline slightly. I’ve finished off with a couple of coats of the High Impact Mascara…

This gift is exclusive to the Covent Garden Store until the 30th January 2016 – free with the purchase of two or more Clinique products* – and if you’re stocking up and happen to buy a third product, you get a free FULL SIZE Moisture Surge Overnight Mask! If you need some pointers when it comes to skincare choices then please do read my post here.

clinique bonus time january 2015

You can find the Clinique Covent Garden Store on the East Piazza. If you don’t live in or near London and can’t get to Covent Garden then please do check the Clinique website for online offers. You can find that here.

*one to be skincare or foundation. Or with the purchase of one Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush.  This post is an advertorial for Clinique.

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