I am always on the search for the latest goodies that make my heart flutter. And during the festive season, there are plenty of things that make my heart skip a beat. Here are my top picks for November!
GHD Curve (in rose gold)
I was an avid user of cheap curling irons and straighteners until I discovered GHD which stands for ‘Good Hair Everyday’, naturally. It’s a claim that GHD are qualified to make however, as I believe their products are outstanding. Pricey, yes. But outstanding quality comes with it. Trust me, you will never want to use another hair styling appliance again. I recently discovered the new GHD curve which is a curling iron that turns on and heats up with a ping and gets hot within seconds. Seconds! The ghd curve also has patented tri-zone ceramic technology (this is a company who knows their hair) and the curling tong is set at the right curling temperature of 185°C. This means you can’t change the temperature but that’s okay because it is already perfect and is set at that temp for a reason – so you don’t burn your hair! Always use a heat protector no matter what though. I loved the results from this curling tong and immediately gave my other one away. Another bonus about this product is that it comes with its own rose gold bag so you can carry this around everywhere. And the thing I love probably the most is that this can be used in multiple countries because the voltage has such a wide range so as long as you use an adapter you will be fine. Trust me, I’ve caused a power shortage in both the U.S. and China on my travels with a hair dryer. Voltage is important! And I am very happy to say this product will now be travelling with me everywhere.
Boux Avenue Bra
I have recently done a bra ‘clear out’ and thrown away all the bras I was so-so about. Breasts actually change size during the course of a lifetime and sometimes I find that bras I bought a year or two ago no longer fit. Recently I went to Boux Avenue and picked out the most beautiful bra that fits perfectly. It should cover you completely and leave no gaps at the top. This might feel slightly tight and uncomfortable at first but trust me, having a well-fitted bra that looks good and whose straps don’t slip down all day is a godsend.
Ted Baker Perfectly Polished Gift Set
I love it that Ted Baker is now accessible at Boots. The luxury fashion brand also makes beauty products which I think are available at a very reasonable price from Boots. This nail set is perfect because it comes with a nail art pen which allows someone to dab on white dots or use their artistic creativity as they wish. I didn’t realise I needed a nail art pen until I tried this set and received so many compliments on my nails when I simply added a few dots to them, paired with the orange nail lacquer that comes in this set. The packaging is also perfect and with the Ted Baker name added to the set, it makes a premium gift for someone who loves to adorn their tips.
Lili, my fellow beauty blogger at www.beautyandthesnob.com is a super multi-tasker and also manages to make the most adorable headbands through her company LILIPUTIANS that are perfect for bringing ‘preppy’ back. I love a nice bow in my hair and she makes not only pretty headbands for adults but also for kids so these make a perfect gift for girly girls of all ages.
At this time LILIPUTIANS is also offering all Beauty Rocks followers a special discount of 20% on all headbands until December 20th . Use SHINE20 at the checkout www.liliputians.com
Boux Avenue PJs
Boux Avenue also has amazing PJs and I am certainly a person who likes to feel comfortable at home so these are perfect! I chose a soft a fuzzy set of leopard print PJ leggings that at the current special, come with a free matching t-shirt. As I have said before, if you are at home you might as well feel comfortable!
Jack Wills Lip Crayon Set
I have become a huge fan of lip crayons this season…they are everywhere and they allow you to multi-task your lip service because you don’t need a lip-liner. Lip crayons allow you to draw the perfectly shaped lips you always wanted and in no time at all. This Jack Wills set comes in a variety of colours so the recipient is sure to get at least one that they like.
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream (Christmas Edition)
Elizabeth Arden products are fabulous quality and I have loved them for a long time. Their 8 hour cream is a cult classic and many a beauty editor has raved about it over time. It is great for treating chapped skin and lips and for extremely dry skin. Here it steps in for winter – the season where it is needed the most. It comes dressed up for Christmas this year in a beautiful seasonal jar and makes a fantastic gift for mum or grandmother, who will especially appreciate the history and cult classic quality of this product.
Laura Ashley Tea For One Porcelain Teapot and Teacup with English Breakfast Tea Bags and Earl Grey Tea
Here is another perfect gift for a tea lover. This is such a pretty and feminine teapot for one that it just might turn a tea hater into a tea lover in no time. This also comes with my favourite tea, Earl Grey and English Breakfast so you can enjoy one cup in the morning and the other in the afternoon. This is for the tea lover who wants a cup all to themselves without making anyone else a cup. And sometimes you do.
Miss Selfridge Tres Chic Clutch
I am simply in love with this adorable clutch from Miss Selfridge and also all statement t-shirts and bags that have French on them. Everything does after all, sound better in French. I would pair this Tres Chic clutch with a pair of skinny jeans, tailored white button up shirt, black Chelsea boots and voila, you become a part of that chic Parisian style that is so often admired.