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The TSNC BIG Christmas Giveaway 2018!

Posted on December 10, 2018

It’s that time of year again, time for the TSNC BIG CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!

This one is my biggest giveaway yet, and I have some fantastic prizes from some amazing brands for you! There’s makeup, fragrance, skincare, candles, jewellery, gift sets a-plenty and much much more up for grabs! Take a look below to find out exactly what you could win –

First of all, I have three gorgeous gift sets from Marks & Spencer. I’m not going to go into detail for every prize, so I’ll link the products so you can check them out –

Latest in Beauty have also provided one of their amazing Advent Calendars! Inside you’ll find some fab beauty brands, such as The White Company, Molton Brown, Charles Worthington, Bondi Sands and many more. I know it’ll be after Christmas by the time the giveaway ends, but you can sill enjoy all these gorgeous treats! The contents are worth a massive £255.00!

For fragrance, luxury eco friendly brand Clean Reserve are treating you to one of their gorgeous fragrances, worth £129.00!

Add some spice to your life with Clean Reserve Avant Garden Hemp & Ginger Fragrance, an invigorating fragrance that combines woody and spicy aromas in a tantalising blend of the simple and the exotic. Appealing to both men and women, this fragrance is vegan-friendly and gluten-free.

And talking about luxury, the W=Hb2 Power Duo Serum worth £110.00 is also part of the prize bundle. This sophisticated; sleek, two-phase, triple action skin care treatment helps promote balanced skin health, and a radiant, supple complexion. Check out the link above for more info!

And how about an Advent Calendar for the New Year? The Body Shop Countdown to New Year Calendar worth £40.00 is also included in the giveaway. It contains 8 vegan beauty surprises, housed in a beautiful star-shaped box.

I’m excited to say Cohorted are also on board again this year with an amazing selection of high end beauty treats. Here’s what they are providing 

  • Laura Geller Baked Hydrating Bronzer- worth £26.00.
  • Ciate Dewy Stix in Gleam – worth £22.00.
  • Laura Geller Retractable Powder Brush – worth £12.00.
  • Jorgobe White Tea Balancing Cream – worth £22.00.
  • Doucce Lip Definer Pencil in Lyra – worth £15.00.
  • Doucce Matte Temptation Lipstick in First Date – worth  £18.00.
  • Tom Ford Soleil Tinted Moisturiser – worth £58.00.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette – worth £43.00.

Dower & Hall Jewellery are also back again for 2018, this time with a stunning Twinkle jewellery set including a beautiful topaz necklace and earrings, together worth £176.00.

 

And how could I hold a giveaway without my favourite wig destination, Hot Hair? This year, they’re providing a voucher for £200.00 to spend on anything on their site! They offer an amazing selection of wigs, extensions and hair pieces from a variety of premium brands.

SBC Gels, also known as Simply Beautiful Collection, is a local skincare brand I’ve had the pleasure of trying out this year (Check out my review of their products here) They are providing some of their gorgeous new Cinnamon & Chai Christmas skincare products that smell divine, as well as a couple of must-have products from their best-selling Collagen range –

  • Cinnamon & Chai Hand Wash 750ml – worth £21.00.
  • Cinnamon & Chai Glimmer Skincare Gel 250ml – worth £18.00.
  • Cinnamon & Chai Body Polish 450g (tub) – worth £30.00.
  • Collagen 3-in-1 Cleanser & Skin Cloth – worth £26.00.
  • Collagen Ultra Rich Cream – worth £36.00.

For something a little fun and different, Find Me A Gift are offering an amazing selection of prizes – there’s an actual Slush Puppie Machine (with raspberry syrup), a massive personalised retro sweets hamper, and a lovely bath bomb set up for grabs.

  • Slush Puppie Machine – worth £59.99.
  • Slush Puppie Syrup – worth £6.99.
  • Personalised Retro Sweets Hamper – worth £34.99.
  • Bomb Cosmetics Bath Bomb Set – worth £24.99.

One of my favourite niche fragrance brands, Shay & Blue are providing a trio of products from their gorgeous Atropa Belladonna range, worth £106.00.

Atropa Belladonna is an award-winning modern fragrance, inspired by deadly nightshade, it is daring, chic and mesmerising. The richly decadent scent of dark cassis berries are blended with the heady, white flower blooms of narcissus and jasmine on a base of sandalwood and patchouli.

Crabtree & Evelyn are back again this year with two beautiful gift sets, the Psychedelic Scents Home Fragrance Set, worth £80.00, brings the woody scent of snow-dusted trees inside your home with a scented candle, aromatic room spray and diffuser. And the Pinkie Power Hand Therapy Trio, worth £20.00, includes three best selling hand creams in one botanically fragrant gift set – restorative herbs, calming lavender and sensuous rose.

And another new brand! I’d like to introduce you to Olive & Bloom, who create beautiful handmade luxury gifts including natural bath, body and home products coupled with delicious edible treats, that fit straight through your letterbox! They are providing three of their beautiful gift sets – take a look at their site for more info!

  • Citrus Trio Candle Gift Set – worth £28.95.
  • Lime Gift Set – worth £28.95.
  • Rose Gift Set – worth £28.95.

And last but not least, Soap & Glory are giving you eight, yes EIGHT of their awesome Christmas gifts –

  • Naughty But Spice Duo – worth £5.00.
  • Make Your Smooth Set – worth £5.00.
  • The 4 Scent-Sations Set – worth £12.50.
  • The Pink Credibles Set – worth £10.00.
  • The Flatterbox Set – worth £20.00.
  • Perfect ten Eyeshadow Palette – worth £16.00.
  • Eyes Queen Set – worth £18.00.
  • The Mask Force 5 Set – worth £12.50.

Firstly, a big thank you to all the brands that are teaming up with me this year to make this amazing giveaway possible! And if you fancy being in with a chance of winning this massive bundle of goodies, worth a crazy £1858.81, all you have to do is enter via Rafflecopter below. The giveaway will run for five weeks, and it’s also open internationally! If you have any questions please do drop me a line, and good luck! xx

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Clean Reserve Avant Garden EDP Collection #UnlockTheAvantGarden

Posted on July 3, 2018

Clean Reserve is a fragrance brand that I really don’t think gets enough credit. If you’re not familiar with them, Clean Reserve are a fantastic pioneer of simple, no fuss, eco-conscious fragrances. They use only the finest ingredients which they grow themselves and harvest responsibly. All their scents are manufactured using 100% solar energy, and they also commit to supporting the lives and livelihoods of the farmers they work with.

The Avant Garden collection of six fragrances merges the structure of a traditional clean linear eau de parfum with a luxurious niche approach – it’s an organic extension of Clean Reserve’s mission to conscientiously source raw ingredients that are cultivated using environmentally sound harvesting practices. The collection is completely cruelty-free, free of phthalates, preservatives, gluten and artificial dyes, as well as being infused with safe molecular naturals and sustainable notes such as mandarin, cardamom, and sandalwood.

“The sustainable flowers from the farm in the original Clean Reserve collection have morphed together creating a fantastical world where two unlikely notes blend together in a lush, secret garden,” said Greta Fitz, VP Global Marketing & Product Development, Fusion Brands America, Inc. “Each fragrance is comprised of two unlikely notes where together they make a magical, beautiful fragrance that has never before been experienced.” 

The Clean Reserve Avant Garden collection includes six fragrances:

  • Galbanum & Rain: This fresh and woody fragrance is crafted with eco-conscious and sustainable notes of galbanum, Sichuan pepper, clearwood, cedarwood, patchouli and vetiver.
  • Hemp & Ginger: Blends cardamom, Sichuan pepper and elemi for a multi-faceted earthy scent.
  • Muget & Skin: Cardomom, jasmine, clearwood and patchouli bring a feeling of warmth in this sophisticated scent.
  • Saguaro Blossom & Sand: Mimosa, jasmine, lavender flower, and rose create a unique scent that is inviting and intriguing.
  • Sweetbriar & Moss: This non-traditional floral scent contains rose, Sichuan pepper and lychee rose for an unexpected elegant finish.
  • White Amber & Warm Cotton: A fresh twist on the classic ‘Warm Cotton’ scent, notes of mandarin, bergamot and sandalwood provide depth to the comforting scent of cotton. 

I have Saguaro Blossom & Sand, which is a wonderfully delicate, lightly feminine scent. It’s a dry, woody floral, both bright and modern. It’s fresh yet warm, with dewy, airy accords that linger on the skin for hours. I also have Sweetbriar & Moss which is pretty similar to Saguaro Blossom & Sand, it’s again more of a feminine scent, but not overly so. It’s also a dry woody floral – classic and daring, and again leaves a beautiful trail of scent on the skin.

The Clean Reserve Avant Garden Eau de Parfum collection (£129.00 for 100ml) is available now exclusively at Space NK.

This post contains press samples

Father’s Day Luxury Gift Guide – Fragrance, Skincare & Plants!

Posted on June 9, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Father’s Day has managed to sneak up on us once again, so I’ve taken the liberty of putting together a few luxury gift ideas for you. There’s some gorgeous fragrances in today’s post, skincare products and even plants – enjoy!

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Starting with a gorgeous and reasonably affordable fragrance, this striking trophy shaped bottle contains Paco Rabanne’s Invictus (which is Latin for invincible) – it’s described as a fresh and sporty fragrance, representing power, dynamism and energy.

The fragrance opens with fresh grapefruit and a marine accord that leads to the heart of aromatic bay leaf and jasmine, and a woody base of guaiac wood, patchouli, oak moss and ambergris…

  • Top notes: Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange, and Marine Accords.
  • Heart notes: Bay Leaf and Jasmine.
  • Base notes: Guaiac Wood, Oakmoss, Patchouli and Ambergris.

Paco Rabanne Invictus is from £42.00 for 50ml EDT, and available now at Boots.

And for the discerning gent, how about the Collezione Barberie collection from Acqua Di Parma? This collection contains products, treatments and accessories created for discerning men who are meticulous with their skincare regime. Men who project their individuality and style through the perfect shave or a perfectly groomed beard.

Acqua di Parma have just expanded its Collezione Barbiere collection with three new and exclusive products – a Revitalizing Eye Serum, a Beard Serum, and a Deluxe Brush & Razor Stand –

The Revitalizing Eye Serum (£39.00 for 15ml) is the perfect product to soften and soothe the delicate skin around the eyes. Its formula reduces signs of early ageing, and this combined with the delicate massage provided by the cool steel of the roll-on dispenser ensures a fresh and relaxed look around the eye. This fresh and elegant gel has a silky texture, it’s pleasant and practical to use, and it is quickly absorbed into the skin.

And the Beard Serum (£30.00 for 30ml bottle) its formula is fluid and light, enriched with sweet almond oil and grapeseed oil extracts that act in synergy for a deep soothing action. The result is a glossy, silky and smooth beard.

You can shop the Acqua Di Parma Collezione Barbiere range at Escentual now.

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And how awesome is this Beetle Trinket Tray from Amara?  I love that it looks really fancy, but it actually costs only £10.00 – what a steal! Perfect for the dad that’s forever losing his keys, leaving piles of change laying around the house (like my husband does) and generally just needs a place he can put his bits and bobs.

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I have a couple more gorgeous fragrances too – firstly we have Clean Reserve Smoked Vetiver. I initially received this to try myself, as I loved the sound of it, but even though this fragrance is for both men and women, I found it was too masculine for me – but my husband loves it!

Each Clean Reserve fragrance was created to be dynamic and evoke, not memories of the past, but possibilities and experiences yet to be discovered. Each is linear without much movement from top to bottom, making it ideal for layering and blending.

Smoked Vetiver has a smoky sweetness that’s fresh, inviting, and sexy. It’s light and fresh when worn alone, but can also be paired with Sueded Oud to transform it into an irresistible sensual experience.

  • Top notes: Lemon Verbena, Bamboo Leaf, Bergamot, Quince and Pear.
  • Heart notes: Cedar, Cotton Flower and Peony.
  • Base notes: Moss, Amber, Musk, Vetiver, Woody Notes and Myrrh.

Clean Reserve Smoked Vetiver is £79.00 for 100ml at Space NK.

And Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Patchouli – this is the latest addition to the Collection Extraordinaire range, where each fragrance is dedicated to a single raw ingredient. Moonlight Patchouli is obviously based around Patchouli, which is both powerful and earthy – its scent releases a wonderful freshness that appeals to both men and women.

The fragrance opens with woody patchouli accented with cocoa, leading to a floral heart of Bulgarian rose and powdery iris. The base note reveals a suede accord, adding a leathery and fruity quality to prolong the trail…

  • Top Notes: Patchouli, Cocoa and Woods.
  • Heart Notes: Bulgarian Rose and Iris.
  • Base Notes: Suede, Leather and Fruit.

Interestingly, though this fragrance sounds quite feminine with the floral notes, on the skin, it actually offers woody and leathery notes for him, and a powdery floral signature for her, making it unisex in a very individual way, and therefore able to be enjoyed by everyone.

Moonlight Patchouli is £126.00 75ml EDP and currently available at Harrods.

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Next, I have something a little different. I came across the brand Scentered on Space NK when I was perusing their sale earlier this year, and I noticed their Focus Therapy Balm – this is a stimulating balm to clear the head, awaken the senses and focus the mind…

Apply Focus Therapy Balm before an important meeting, event, sports match, exam, performance or whenever else you need to be mentally alert, fully present and engaged. Focus helps you adopt the right frame of mind to perform to the best of your ability.

It’s quite hard to describe the fragrance of this product, it’s quite herbal, with notes of Peppermint, Rosemary Leaf, Clary Sage, Spearmint and Bergamot, combined with a woody base of Cedarwood, Patchouli and Thyme. The product itself is a rich, nourishing balm that won’t leave your skin feeling greasy, whilst ensuring long lasting fragrance delivery. It aims to promote concentration and clarity of thought, wherever you are.

Scentered Focus Therapy Balm is £14.50 at Space NK

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And lastly, for those that love gardening and plants – this Succulent Trio from Bloom and Wild brings a bit of greenery into the home, and requires pretty much zero effort. The Jamie Trio of Succulents contains three succulents in a bed of moss, presented in a metal tray. They just need lightly misting with water once a week (with the mister provided) and Bob’s your uncle!

The Jamie Trip is £25.00 and will be available at Bloom & Wild from Friday 10th June.

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So there we have it! I hope this post has given you some inspiration for Father’s Day gifts 🙂 xxx

This post contains press samples and items I bought myself.