TJ Hughes Christmas Gift Guide 2019

(gifted) TJ Hughes is such a staple shop on our high street, and one of the original big brands for less (discount) style department stores. If you’re from Merseyside then you will we very familiar with TJ Hughes as their first store opened there back in 1925 and over the years have expanded to become a national brand with 20 stores across the UK. They offer quality brands at huge discounts, often up to 70% RRP, everything from home and fashion to technology and beauty.

I have picked out some of my favourite beauty products and designer fragrances from their wonderful selection to give you a little inspiration for your Christmas shopping. TJ Hughes have a really extensive selection of makeup, fragrance and beauty products, including many top brands (like Vera Wang, Clinique, Elizabeth Arden and so many more).

NUXE Merveillance Expert Lift and Firm Cream 50ml

NUXE is one of my favourite and also one of France’s best-selling beauty brands, their products are award-winning, high performing and incredible quality. Anyone who loves skincare would be excited to have some NUXE skincare to unwrap on Christmas morning. This NUXE face cream is perfect for soothing, hydrating and reducing the appearance of fine lines. It would make a really nice gift for any lady in your life who likes to take care of their skin and enjoys a nice pamper.

Ted Baker Mia Sweet Treat Gift Set

Ted Baker is such a popular brand, instantly recognisable with its timeless logo and signature pink branding. TJ Hughes have some lovely Ted Baker Fragrance Gift Sets which make perfect stocking fillers, these sets are inexpensive & also look stylish and luxurious. They come with a 10ml EDT and a beautiful compact Mirror (ideal for travel or to pop into your handbag).

Agent Provocateur Fatale Pink & Fatal Intense Perfume

Agent Provocateur are a brand synonymous with luxury lingerie, and their fragrances are just as luxurious, sophisticated and romantic. TJ Hughes have quite a few Agent Provocateur scents to pick from, I opted for two of their EDP,  both perfumes come in beautiful, classic bottles and the outer cardboard packaging is timeless, classic and has a textured finish.

Fatale Pink: which is very fresh, zesty with a romantic twist of musk. It has notes of tangerine, pear blossom and yuzu whipped cream. With heart notes of pink lotus, camellia and datura. With rich base notes of musk, bamboo and saffron.

Fatale Intense:  which is more exotic, sexy and rich. It has notes of wild Dewberries, Black Licorice and Spiced Chilli. Heart notes Lotus Blossom, Champaca Flower and Baiser Rose with Base notes of Noir Leather, Luxe Amber and Tahitian Vanilla.

Baylis & Harding Gift Set

I don’t think there has been a Christmas where I haven’t given a lovely Baylis & Harding gift to at least one member of my family. I mean they come beautiful boxed, they have so many incredible sets to pick from, and their entire range is so affordable, whats not to love! Oh and they have gifts for him & her so no one is left out. This Limited Edition Midnight Plum & Wild Blackberry Gift Set comes with 5 of Baylis & Harding’s most popular pampering products. You get,

  • 300ml Luxury Shower Crème
  • 300ml Refreshing Crème Body Wash
  • 130ml Moisturising Hand Cream
  • 150g Cleansing Soap
  • 1 x Body Polisher

TJ Hughes is a great place to start your Christmas shopping, you will find so many big brand, designer and quality brands you recognise. Many up to 70% off the rrp. You can find the closest store to you via their store locator or head online to www.tjhughes.co.uk and shop from the comfort of your home. So don’t let the thought of shopping for your Xmas Pressies stress you out this year, head over to TJ Hughes and see what gifts you can pick up for amazing prices.

*Products in this post have been gifted.

New Lancome Idole Perfume

Lancome Idole Perfume

{gifted} Say hello to the Idole, the latest fragrance release from Luxury beauty brand Lancôme. As soon as I took this bottle out of the box I thought ‘WOW!’, it is so unusual, elegant and sleek. The glass bottle is just 15mm thick with gorgeous gold accents and I think it is the slimmest perfume bottle I have ever seen and utterly gorgeous with a very feminine feel. Although slightly precarious as you can’t stand it up on your vanity, it still looks beautiful and the fact the bottle is so sleek means it is pretty & portable The fragrance is also as wonderful as the bottle it comes in (which was a relief).

New Lancome Idole Perfume

Idole by Lancôme 50ml – £75.00

If you like floral scents with a modern sexy twist then you are in for a treat with this latest offering from Lancôme. They have dedicated this perfume Idole to strong women who defy expectations, uphold unity and transcend the limits of the individual to shape the future and influence the next generation of leaders, the essence of modern femininity. I do love it when brands empower and support women and the message at the centre of this perfume is that strong women support each other, encourage each others successes and that their bravery and determination are what defines them.

The perfume itself reflects the beautiful, delicate but interesting bottle and Lancome have layered some of my favourite scents to create a whimsical, elegant perfume with layers of floral, sweet and warm notes. This perfume also includes, a sustainably sourced Isparta Rose Petal Essence from Turkey exclusively made for Lancôme (which is a move by Lancôme to be environmentally friendly).

Top Notes: Bergamot Essence

Heart Notes : Rose Essence, Rose Absolute and Rose Water, Jasmine Infusion and Jasmine Absolute

Base Notes : Patchouli Heart Essence, Cedar Essence and Vanilla Extract

Pretty new rose fragrance Idole from Lancome

Idole Lancome Perfume 2019

What I like about this perfume is that the rose notes give this a modern, fresh, sexy feel not the usual powdery old-fashioned scent that rose usual takes on. I think the floral rose and jasmine notes work so well layered with patchouli and vanilla to give it a warming elegant vibe. I urge you to pop to your nearest Lancôme counter or perfume shop and test it out, It is the perfect fragrance to wear Summer into Autumn, with the mix of floral, fresh, warm and musky notes.

I am also a huge fan of Zendaya Coleman who is the face of Idole, she is gorgeous and very accomplished actress. If you haven’t watched her in the hit HBO series Euphoria, you need to. It is nice to see Lancôme taking their brand to a younger market, it keeps them relevant and modern and I think that is really reflected in this perfume.

Idole le Parfum Lancome

Lancome Idole Perfume Bottle

If you’re looking for a lovely treat for yourself, a new Summer fragrance to add to your beauty stash then this Idole by Lancôme has to be top of that list, it ticks all the boxes for me. Another wonderful aspect of this fragrance is that the bottle is refillable, you can take your empty bottle to one of the 200 Lancôme counters throughout the UK and have it refilled. You will receive a discount too. This is wonderful news in terms of the beauty industry trying to combat the impact of waste and encourage people to reuse their perfectly good bottle!

Idole from Lancôme will be available from Lancome.co.uk & retailers nationwide from August 14th 2019

25ml – £48.00

50ml – £75.00

75ml – £85.00

*this post contains PR sample

QVC TSV Shay & Blue 4 Piece Portable Fragrance Collections

Shay and Blue 4 Piece Portable Fragrance Collection Winter

{gifted} This is a Shay & Blue offer not to be missed, so mark your calendars as this is going to sell out fast! On Saturday 27th, Shay & Blue are doing their very first Today’s Special Value (TSV) on QVCs ‘Beauty Day’. Debuting from midnight to midnight, you will be able to get your hands on two Portable Fragrance Collections worth £100 for under £40. Making a huge saving of over £60.

These unique 4 Piece Portable Fragrance Collections from Shay & Blue come beautifully presented in a gorgeous signature blue gift bag, containing either the Summer or Winter option. If you’re a Shay & Blue fan then you might have noticed there is a brand-new scent included in the Winter collection, Blackberry Woods, which isn’t available to buy anywhere else right now. It is due to be released later in 2019, so you can be amongst the first to try it.

Shay & Blue QVC TSV 4 Piece Fragrance Collection

The summer option features 4 x 10ml Eau de Parfum Sprays bursting with scents that evoke British Summer-time. This collection has such a fresh, light feel to it and I love the juicy, zesty uplifting notes that give the scents such a Summer, holiday vibe. I adore the Dandelion Fig scent, it smells like long warm Summer nights.

  • Blood Oranges Eau de Parfum – a citrusy, revitalising scent with deep, sultry notes of hot napa leather and a fresh, juicy burst of blood orange
  • English Cherry Blossom Eau de Parfum – delicate blossoms mingle with a luscious blend of fig and cassis for a hint of warmth on a base of cherry wood
  • White Peaches Eau de Parfum – juicy soft peach captures the essence of summer, while cool elderflower granite and earthy silver wood birch add a fresh, modern finish
  • Dandelion Fig Eau de Parfum – with top notes of dandelion leaf and lemongrass, complemented by tomato vine, juniper and a heady blend of ripe fig

Shay and Blue QVC TSV July 27th 2019

Shay & Blue QVC TSV July 2019

By contrast the Winter option features 4 x 10mls sprays of deeper darker fragrances. This is the perfect collection if you like scents that are quite spicy, bold notes layered with subtle warm, floral notes. All four scents are beautiful, my favourite of the four has to be Framboise Noire, it is sexy, quite masculine and very long wearing.

  • NEW Blackberry Woods Eau de Parfum – the essence of autumn, this heady blend features top notes of blackberry with a heart of neroli and lemon leaves, and a warm, woody cypress base
  • Atropa Belladonna Eau De Parfum – a decadent scent with rich notes of cassis berries blended with a white flower bouquet on a deep base of patchouli and sandalwood
  • Framboise Noire Eau De Parfum – a rounded combination of mixed forest berries on a bed of deep, black woods for a sensual fragrance reminiscent of a fine wine
  • Black Tulip Eau De Parfum – a modern floral with fresh, delicate sprigs of snowdrops with rich, black tulips, tart plums and a warm, balanced base of white chocolate

Let me know which scent you’re most excited to try, also these would make fantastic gifts if you have any special birthdays, or occasions coming up.

SAVE OVER £60

Collection value: worth over £100
QVC TSV Price: under £35 (plus P&P)
Special price available for ONE DAY ONLY from midnight to midnight on Saturday 27th July 2019

* Please note, customers can only order the winter option if they buy the summer option, this will then be dispatched later in the year.

Shay & Blue are an award-winning, cruelty-free, boutique perfumery creating modern and unique fragrances. Made with real flowers fruit and spices.

*This post contains PR Samples

Miller Harris Lost In The City Fragrance

Miller Harris LOST in the City Fragrance

Lost In The City Miller Harris Fragrance

Miller Harris Lost in the City EDP – 100ml/£140

Although I currently live in the beautiful Cornish countryside I’m 100% a city girl at heart so this beautiful fragrance from Miller Harris really appealed to me. Miller Harris has created a fragrance that gives a nod to the beauty of rural Britain but with an urban twist. They wanted to use ingredients that can be found growing wild in London which makes this fragrance a wonderful mix of the fresh outdoors combined with hints of a Summer in a city.  Lost in the city really is everything you can imagine and more. I am loving its crisp, fresh notes especially as Spring is fast approaching.

Miller Harris EDP Lost

The fresh, lush notes really contrast with crisp, sharp notes and that’s what makes this fragrance really interesting and just the right amount of unusual to make it different. It has everything I look for in a fragrance and more.

Head Notes: Bergamot Zest, Angelica Seed, Blackcurrant

Heart Notes: Rhubarb, Rose petals, Geranium

Base Notes: Earl Grey Tea, Crisp Amber, Musk

I love the initial zesty, fruity notes, they’re so refreshing and work so well layered with the pretty light floral notes of rose and geranium mixed with that bold sharp rhubarb which is so unusual. Finally, the rich musk, amber and Earl grey tea leave you with such an intense, warm and sophisticated scent. This perfume is such a treat and the notes contrast yet compliment each other and that for me makes it a stand out perfume. I have been loving wearing it and it is a fragrance that lasts ALL day long, it does not fade away but stays full and rich for hours. It is such a luxurious scent and it makes me feel amazing when I wear it.

Miller Harris LOST Perfume

In keeping with Miller Harris’ environmental principles, the packaging uses sustainable or recycled materials in surprising new ways, teaming up with Smile Plastics, whose unique composites are made from waste materials, from bottle tops to yoghurt pots, to create distinctive and beautiful fragrance holders which can be reused as keepsake boxes. It looks almost like marble and the bottle looks really pretty sat in the holder on your vanity. It is so nice to see a brand using recycled materials in their packaging.

I think this is the ideal scent for the fresh, warmer months, so if you’re looking to add a new fragrance to your collection I highly recommend checking out Miller Harris Lost in the City.

Miller Harris LOST in the City Fragrance

Miller Harris is available online at www.millerharris.co.uk or you can search for your nearest stockest here

All Miller Harris products are vegan, suitable for vegetarians and Cruelty-free. You can be confident that their products are formulated entirely without animal-derived products.

*This post contains PR samples that were gifted for review purpose.