Christmas Gift Guide Day 2: Gifting yourself (getting holiday ready)

posted on: Monday, 2 December 2013


The countdown is on. You have less than a month until Christmas. This means getting ready to see relatives, friends and, for some, enemies, that you haven’t seen in a whole year.

So here’s our gifting recipe to readying yourself for the big day.

Barrecore – You’ve heard us talk about this for a whole year now. Whenever possible, we get ourselves into the King Street killer workout and the results are quite honestly astounding. Barrecorre has muscles working we didn’t even know existed – which is why you look so amazing. Give yourself a gift of fitness for Christmas with a one month unlimited trial.

BlinkEyelashes – We all know tears of joy, happiness, and exhaustion are all a part of the Christmas holiday. No waterproof mascara is strong enough to battle the family flood of tears. So instead, why not prepare with a set of fake lashes from Blink? These guys are the best in the industry. In two hours you come out looking like you’re ready for a movie set and any thought of mascara is put aside for six weeks. You go to bed and wake up looking amazing. This year your relatives will want to know your secret to looking so fresh straight out of bed on Christmas morning.

QMSCosmetics Facial – Speaking of freshness, may we recommend you plan a defense against the late night wrapping ,the endless alcohol and the absolute junk you’ll be feeding your skin with this Christmas. Go into QMS and ask for the works – otherwise known as their famous Oxygen facial. This bad boy will prepare you for the worst you can do over the holiday period.

BlowLtd – If you’re in London for the holidays, book in a complete makeover at Blow Ltd. They’ll have hair, nails and makeup done in under an hour. For office party or family reunion, you’ll be the hottest thing to walk in the door. Hubba, hubba.

Clean & Lean Beauty Food – You can actually keep things a little healthy during the holidays by switching out one meal for a healthy smoothie. We’ll be doing ours at breakfast. Mix in a tablespoon of James Duigan’s magical power – AKA Clean & Lean Beauty Powder– and you’ll be giving yourself a boost of beautiful from the minute you wake up.

Aerin Fall Colour Palette – For those of you travelling far and wide this year, make sure you are ready to de-plane looking glowing and healthy. We ALWAYS travel with an Aerin set in our bag. It’s everything you need to touch up the face after the hours of plane air zapping the life out of you.

Dr.Perricone Supplements – We have a lot more to say about these. But for now, know that taking one of these packets daily will completely change your skin health, as well as hair and nails. It’s the best money we’ve spent all year (great for gifting others too).

ila Kundalini Massage – Ok, this is more an indulgence than anything else. Or perhaps more an education in relaxation. Last time I had one, I was a puddle on the floor. Cannot recommend this enough. If you do one thing in this year, or next, have this experience! It is transforming and will leave all that holiday stress on the floor of the spa. 

Bloom and Blossom Leg Care – Between travel, booze and late nights, we all know there’s some unnecessary swelling going on with the feet and ankles. It is as uncomfortable as hell and it’s just terribly inconvenient, not to mention unpleasant to look at when examining yourself in the mirror. We’re swearing by this product that was actually developed for pregnant women and new mothers. It works wonders at relieving discomfort and bringing down the actual swelling.

Marks and Spencer Hi Heel padded foot tights – Ladies, if you are a heel wearer, do yourselves a favour and purchase these now. They are quite literally an ongoing hug for your feet on a night out. Is it wrong that I have over a dozen pairs now? Daily wear, people!


Living Proof Good Hair Day – This is truly our new favourite product. It does what it says on the package – everything. From smoothing frizzies to giving you volume, we predict big things for this product. It’s only just launched but watch this space!